Man of a Thousand Flips
Last week, Beefcakes of Wrestling featured UK wrestler Charlie Garrett twice--a great find for fans of wrestling muscle everywhere. On YouTube you can find this video of a May 25th British Wrestling Federation match, pitting Charlie against PJ Jones.
BWF was founded in January to "re-popularize British Wrestling," apparently in response to current efforts to establish WWE and TNA as the benchmarks of professional wrestling everywhere. As a fan of what I've seen of the old (1965-1985) World of Sport wrestling shows, I'd like to see wrestling in the UK regain its position as something other than an imitation of American-style wrestling and reclaim its place, with Canada, Mexico, and Japan, as an international influence and trendsetter.
If Charlie is not the answer to all that, he is at least a good thing for wrestling, an archetypal babyface if ever there was one.