Piledrivers and Chokeslams are a few of the moves wrestle heads can expect to see this weekend when International Wrestling Australia (IWA) present Power Stuggle.
Blacktown resident Nathan Cassar – better known for his wrestling name ‘Masked Kamikaze’ Randal – has been sweating it out in the ring for the past six years.
“Since I was a little boy I’ve always loved wrestling,” he said.
“I’ve been watching it since I was five-years-old and I just never grew out of it.
“I decided to get involved and become a wrestler myself six years ago and I’m happily still going.”
Returning to Blacktown for the first time in two years, the event at Blacktown Workers Club will see ‘Masked Kamikaze’ Randal step in the ring and battle it out for the heavy weight title against Alex Titan, IWA heavy weight champion.
Three other action-packed fights will include Apollo versus Mount Druitt resident Turkish Delight, Harley Wonderland versus Azalea and Chris Abbott versus Syd Parker.
Cassar said he is excited to wrestle in his home town.
“It’s real exciting for me to wrestle in Blacktown, my home town. Lots of my family and friends will be there to support me and hopefully we’ll see lots of other Blacktown residents showing their support,” he said.
The 24-year-old said the two wrestlers he looked up to most were WWE wrestlers Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Undertaker.
“They were just larger than life characters,” he said.
“They really got you engaged with wrestling and used tricky and entertaining moves.”
The sports entertainer said even though he hasn’t been seriously injured through participating in the unique sport form, he’s walked away with a few bumps and bruises.
“More importantly, I’ve never seriously injured any of my opponents,” he said.
“Even though the wrestlers smash each other around and do crazy things like throw each other out of the ring, we still have much love for one another.
“We all get along really well and we’re all like a tight little wrestling family.”
He said Power Struggle is a family-friendly show.
“We don’t swear and there won’t be any blood. We’re all about the two S’s – safe and spectacular! Our goal is to get out there and put on a great show for our fans.”
The event is expected to attract hundreds after a sell out show last year at Penrith Panthers.
“About 600 supporters were at our last event. We hope Blacktown will be the same,” Cassar said.
- 7.30pm, Saturday, June 10 at Blacktown Workers Club, 55 Campbell Street, Blacktown. Tickets: $14-$18. Bookings: 9830 0600 or workersclub.com.au.