My name is Steven Fludder and I’m the owner of Preston City Wrestling.
The LEP have kindly given me the chance to write a weekly column about my company, and our soon to open wrestling academy, so I thought I’d start by telling you a little bit about myself. I’m a proud Prestonian, raised in Ashton, and I’ve always had a passion for wrestling.
I fell in love with it during the early 1990s, when I used to watch American stars like Hulk Hogan on TV. Then as I got older, I started going to events all over the UK.
When I was approaching my late 20s, I found I was plodding through life working in hospitality. I decided I would have a go at setting up my own wrestling company – an idea my wife and family didn’t understand or think would ever work! Thankfully I had a lot of experience in events and planning and I knew what would make a good show. Less than three years later PCW is the fastest growing live wrestling events company in the UK.
Coming up soon is the biggest weekend of shows we’ve run to date and we’ve already sold more than 2,000 tickets. It takes place on February 28 and March 1 at Evoque in Church Street, Preston and is headlined by AJ Styles, an American star who just a few weeks ago was the World Champion of a company called TNA. It’s a big deal for a star like him to be coming to Preston and to be facing our champion, Lionheart.
Over the next few weeks I hope to give you an insight into life behind the scenes at PCW. For now thanks for reading – if you’ve got any questions please tweet @PCW_UK or go to www.prestoncitywrestling.com.