Now here’s something that doesn’t happen every day – a wrestling show in a Lancaster city centre pub.
The Friary is all set to welcome the burly bruisers of professional wrestling for a fight night to remember.
The grapple event this Sunday (April 6) is promoted by Lancaster pro wrestler Ryan Gordon, whose girlfriend Kat McFadyen manages the 18th century converted church.
Gordon, 24, works by day for the Inland Revenue but by night dons the lycra to become obnoxious wrestling baddie Ryan Grayson.
Trained at the Morecambe wrestling school run by resort-based former British Champion ‘Psychotic Warrior’ Johnny Phere, Grayson scored his biggest ring victory earlier this year when he defeated RockStar Spud, star of Impact Wrestling on Challenge TV.
Now the Scot is ready for the challenge of bringing wrestling to Lancaster’s nightlife.
“The Friary is one of the few venues in central Lancaster you can use for wrestling,” he said.
“I want to attract wrestling fans, students, or people looking for something different to do on a Sunday night. Give it a chance. You might like it.”
The £6 admission price includes being able to watch WWE WrestleMania on The Friary’s big screen after the live five-match show finishes.
The main event will see Johnny Phere battle Morecambe high-flyer Jynkz, who returns to the ring for his first bout in a year.
Grayson will duel with Barrow’s Chris Ridgeway.
The Supernova Wrestling show starts at 6.45pm. Accompanied children are welcome but must leave the venue by 10pm.