Review: All Star Superslam Wrestling, Corn Exchange, Ipswich, March 8

The All Star Superslam Wrestling show at the Corn Exchange on Friday night proved a hit with fans.

The All Star Superslam Wrestling show at the Corn Exchange on Friday night proved a hit with fans. - Credit: Archant

CHEST-PUMPING body slams, steel cage mayhem, over-dramatic gladiatorial taunts, witty fan insults, boos of anger and eruptions of joy.

When you think about it, what’s not to love about wrestling?

Fans spanning three generations were treated to an exhilarating night of entertainment courtesy of All Star Superslam Wrestling at the Corn Exchange on Friday night.

For the wrestling connoisseurs, there were flying DDTs from top turnbuckles, chokeslam powerbombs and textbook snap suplexes.

For the mums and dads – and there were plenty of them with hoards of excitable children whipping up a frenzy and giving back as good as what they got from the baddies – it was reassuringly well-organised pantomime fun.

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It must be said the toned and bronzed Thespians were as well versed in their audience interaction as they were in their wrestling execution.

Any awkward silences soon gave way to seat-vibrating uproar as our down-and-out heroes soon got us clapping and banging our feet again, while the villains worked their magic too when necessary.

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Five bouts, featuring stars like Jonny Storm, the UK Kid and Bad News Brown, flew by over three hours, albeit with a 45-minute interval as the steel cage was constructed.

The cage may have served as a distraction rather than an attraction initially, but the main event blew everyone away.

They even promised a tables, ladders and chairs match upon their return. Who could turn that down?

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