WIRRAL'S Dean Allmark is among a host of wrestlers taking part in an All-Star Superslam at the Floral Pavilion in New Brighton next month.

After suffering a Covid-19 knockout last year, the contest takes place at the riverside venue on Sunday, October 3 with a bill including the launch of a major tournament to decide new British tag team champions.

The action begins at 3pm and four top pairings will battle through a series of three matches to determine who will go forward to contest the final stages of the event in late October with a draw for New Brighton opponents taking place as the event opens.

Three well-established teams, the UK Hooligans, the Henchmen and the Pitbulls will battle it out against a new pairing consisting of Devon-born former Superslam solo champion Oliver Grey who has joined forces Dean Allmark, from nearby Spital.

The Hooligans, Norwich-based brothers Roy and Zack Knight have been wrestling since their early teens encouraged by their father Ricky Knight, originally a tag force himself when partnering Jimmy Ocean in the Super Flys combination. Roy's own son is wrestling with success as Ricky Knight junior in tribute to his grandfather.

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The Henchmen

The Hooligans partnership took off towards the end of 2010 and they were soon into a fierce rivalry with the 40 stones Henchmen, a Coventry-based team consisting of Jim Diehard and Benton Destruction who came to the fore after making an All Star debut during 2017 and have also achieved success on the Continent, most notably in Germany’s annual tournaments at Hannover, while at home their clashes with American invaders Harlem Bravado and 'Vampire Warrior' Gangrel are remembered by all who saw them.

The most-weighty team on view will be the East Coast's notorious Pitbulls consisting of Mike 'The Bulk' Waters, Britain's biggest current ring battler at a shade under 40 stones, and his brother Dave Waters who has made a successful wrestling comeback after two years on the sidelines due to an injury picked up when taking part in a Strongest Man event.

There's little doubt that the Grey-Allmark combination will get the crowd support as they pick-up the tag team strings after both concentrating in solo contests in recent times.

Away from the ring, Allmark is also a head coach to All Star's highly-rated training school in Bromborough.

Grey has been in impressive form since returning from two years in the USA figuring for the WWE's Florida-based NXT operation.

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Oliver Grey

The programme will also include solo contests featuring established stars against new prospects and 17-year-old Joseph Allmark son of Dean Allmark, will become the youngest fully licensed referee in British wrestling when officiating in two of the evening's matches.

Tickets are now on sale at the Floral Pavilion's box office on 0151-666 0000.

Further information from: www.superslamwrestling.com or go to All Star Wrestling UK on Facebook.