Rasen wrestler back again for showmanship

Will Jackson EMN-140707-144250001
Will Jackson EMN-140707-144250001

Market Rasen wrestler Will Jackson will be back in his home town again for another bout next month.

Will was last in his home town in June, performing at the Festival Hall, in a night of matches organised by Lincoln-based promoter, ex-wrestler Phil Fogg.

Now living in Brigg, the 25-year-old works as a grain installation technician for agricultural supplies company Peacock and Binnington.

“This is my fourth year of wrestling. I remember watching it on VHS and pay-per-view and Sky Sports. I like the showmanship. That’s its entertainment. I like to play with people’s emotions,” Will explained.

“It’s pre-determined but there’s still a risk of injury. I like to think of wrestling as the only true team sport.

“You are working with an opponent to put on the best show possible and making sure the crowd is entertained and everybody is safe.”

Will is paid for his matches and tours Yorkshire and Lincolnshire but he prefers to keep his day job.

“There’s not enough to sustain the house and the mortgage, but it’s good to get a financial reward for a hobby,” he said.

The next Market Rasen evening of wrestling is set for Saturday August 30.