Legendary women’s wrestler coming to PCW

High flyer: Four-time WWE Women's Champion Lita set for PCW show
High flyer: Four-time WWE Women's Champion Lita set for PCW show
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The Evening Post can reveal the final star attraction at Preston City Wrestling’s summer ‘Supershow’ will be the legendary WWE diva Lita.

The four-time WWE Women’s Champion will compete during the weekend extravaganza at Lava & Ignite in Church Street, Preston, on Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1.

Lita, from Sanford, North Carolina, made her name as one of the best female in-ring performers in wrestling history - trading blows with her male counterparts and displaying a dazzling array of high-flying, high-risk moves.

The 37-year-old, real name Amy Dumas, was briefly paired with Mexican luchador Essa Rios when she joined WWE from ECW, but rose to prominence as a member of Team Xtreme with the daredevil tag team The Hardy Boyz.

The only woman to physically participate in one of the promotion’s famous Tables, Ladders and Chairs matches, the 5ft 6ins performer became one of the most popular stars of the WWE’s ‘Attitude Era’.

Controversial for her romantic involvement both on and off screen with Matt Hardy and then WWE Champion Edge, she feuded for many years over the women’s title Trish Stratus, before leaving the company in 2006.

An impressive return to action during WWE Raw’s 1,000th episode last July, in which she performed her signature top rope moonsault with aplomb, bodes well for Preston City Wrestling (PCW) fans.

The Supershow already features tag team greats The Steiner Brothers, making what will be an extremely rare UK appearance.

Former WCW World Champion Scott Steiner, 50, and Rick Steiner, 51, who has been talked out of retirement by PCW owner and promoter Steven Fludder, 29, from Ashton, have won multiple tag teams titles in the WWF, WCW, NWA and New Japan.

They will be joined by Dustin Runnels, better known as Goldust, who won multiple tag team and individual titles in WWE and WCW, and is the son of WWE Hall of Famer, ‘The American Dream’ Dusty Rhodes.

And making a return to PCW will be former WWE star and American muscleman Chris Masters, who lost a close contest against PCW Champion Kris Travis at last month’s Festive Fury.

The Evening Post has two pairs of weekend tickets to the PCW Supershow, worth £80 a pair, to give away.

To be in with a chance of winning the tickets, which include entry to the two evening events, plus a Saturday afternoon pre-show and Q&A session, simply email the answer to the following question, along with your name and contact details, to neil.docking@lep.co.uk by January 31.

‘Who did Lita defeat to win the WWE Women’s Championship for the first time?’

Tonight sees PCW host More Bang For Your Buck at Lava & Ignite, starring the energetic Californian tag team and Ring of Honor performers The Young Bucks.

PCW Champion Kris Travis takes on ex-champion T Bone in one of the most brutal types of encounters in professional wrestling - a Texas Bullrope match - and Scottish youngster Noam Dar will defend his PCW Cruiserweight Championship against local favourite Dave Rayne.

Doors open at 6pm for a 7pm start. Tickets are £12 on the door.

Visit www.prestoncitywrestling.com for more details.