© 2015 ClaireHaigh

The Wrestling 2015

The Wrestling returned to the Pleasance, for one night only, this August and was a triumph. No rules (that I could decipher)… just 20 wrestlers and comedians head to head to battle it out to win the championship. I was lucky enough to be at the first Wrestling in 2011 so there was no way I was going to miss this one. It was chaos but SO MUCH FUN!

These photos are not official photographs. They are not taken ringside. They are taken by myself and my husband, Peter Haigh, from the audience. Many thanks to Max and Ivan for giving permission to publish them here.

If The Wrestling does return to the Pleasance…go! You won’t regret it.

A few photos from the 2011 Wrestling can be found here: http://www.clairehaigh.co.uk/blog/the-wrestling-2011/

For more information about the wrestling see: http://the-wrestling.co.uk/

Nick Helm at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Nick Helm introducing The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Nick Helm at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Nick Helm ringmaster at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Nick Helm at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Nick Helm ringmaster at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Brendon Burns at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Brendon Burns at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Brendon Burns at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Brendon Burns at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Brendon Burns and Andrew Maxwell at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Brendon Burns and Andrew Maxwell commentating at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Max and Ivan's grudge match at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Max and Ivan’s grudge match at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Max and Ivan's grudge match at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Max and Ivan’s grudge match at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Max and Ivan's grudge match at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Max and Ivan’s grudge match at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Max and Ivan's grudge match at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Max and Ivan’s grudge match at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Max and Ivan's grudge match at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Max and Ivan’s grudge match at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Max and Ivan's grudge match at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Max and Ivan’s grudge match at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Max and Ivan's grudge match at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Max and Ivan’s grudge match at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Half time entertainment. Puddles at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Half time entertainment. Puddles at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Half time entertainment. Nick Helm at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Half time entertainment. Nick Helm at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Half time entertainment. Nick Helm and Puddles at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Half time entertainment. Nick Helm and Puddles at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Half time entertainment. Nick Helm and Puddles at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Half time entertainment. Nick Helm and Puddles at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Half time entertainment. The Sexy American Girls (Ellie White and Natasia Demetriou) at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Half time entertainment. The Sexy American Girls (Ellie White and Natasia Demetriou) at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Half time entertainment. The Sexy American Girls (Ellie White and Natasia Demetriou) at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Half time entertainment. The Sexy American Girls (Ellie White and Natasia Demetriou) at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

'The Squadron Leader' Mike Wozniak and 'The Anarchist' James Castle at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

‘The Squadron Leader’ Mike Wozniak and ‘The Anarchist’ James Castle at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

'The Squadron Leader' Mike Wozniak and 'The Anarchist' James Castle and Dan the Hammerhead at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

‘The Squadron Leader’ Mike Wozniak and ‘The Anarchist’ James Castle and Dan the Hammerhead at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

'The Anarchist' James Castle and Dan 'The Hammer Head' at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

‘The Anarchist’ James Castle and Dan ‘The Hammer Head’ at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

'The All-American ' Chad Buckworth III (Joel Dommett) and 'The Parrylel Parker' Tom Parry at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

‘The All-American ‘ Chad Buckworth III (Joel Dommett) and ‘The Parrylel Parker’ Tom Parry at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

'The All-American ' Chad Buckworth III (Joel Dommett) and 'The Parrylel Parker' Tom Parry at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

‘The All-American ‘ Chad Buckworth III (Joel Dommett) and ‘The Parrylel Parker’ Tom Parry at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

James Acaster entering the ring at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

James Acaster entering the ring at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

James Acaster swiftly exiting the ring at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

James Acaster swiftly exiting the ring at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Katherine Ryan at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Katherine Ryan at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

comedians and wrestlers at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

comedians and wrestlers at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

'The All-American ' Chad Buckworth III (Joel Dommett)  at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

‘The All-American ‘ Chad Buckworth III (Joel Dommett) at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Milton Jones defending the others from the Bulk at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Milton Jones defending the others from the Bulk at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Attacking the Bulk at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Attacking the Bulk at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Attacking the Bulk at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Attacking the Bulk at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Attacking the Bulk at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Attacking the Bulk at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Attacking the Bulk at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Attacking the Bulk at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

'The All-American ' Chad Buckworth III (Joel Dommett) about to come a cropper at the hands of the Bulk at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

‘The All-American ‘ Chad Buckworth III (Joel Dommett) about to come a cropper at the hands of the Bulk at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Colt Cabana about to take on The Bulk at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Colt Cabana about to take on The Bulk at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

The Duchess (Joe Lycett) with Matthew Crosby and Nick Helm at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

The Duchess (Joe Lycett) with Matthew Crosby and Nick Helm at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

The Executioner (Bridget Christie) about to take on 'The Prince of Mumbai' Rishi Ghosh  at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

The Executioner (Bridget Christie) about to take on ‘The Prince of Mumbai’ Rishi Ghosh at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

The Executioner (Bridget Christie) standing triumphant over The Prince of Mumbai' Rishi Ghosh at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

The Executioner (Bridget Christie) standing triumphant over The Prince of Mumbai’ Rishi Ghosh at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Aisling Bea at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Aisling Bea at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Dragon Dragon (Lou Sanders) leaving the ring at the hands of Aisling Bea at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Dragon Dragon (Lou Sanders) leaving the ring at the hands of Aisling Bea at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Aisling Bea getting a lift from Marty Scurll at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Aisling Bea getting a lift from Marty Scurll at The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Go Max! The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Go Max! The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Max leaving the ring. The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Max leaving the ring. The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Ivan - Champion! The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Ivan – Champion! The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Ivan - Champion! The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Ivan – Champion! The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Ivan - Champion! The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Ivan – Champion! The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Ivan - Champion! The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Ivan – Champion! The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Ivan - Champion! The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Ivan – Champion! The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Ivan - Champion! The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Ivan – Champion! The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Ivan - Champion! The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015

Ivan – Champion! The Wrestling, Pleasance 2015