Rikishi to make appearance at PCW’s Spring Slam 3

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Former WWE Intercontinental Champion Rikishi will be making an appearance at PCW Spring Slam 3 next week.

The Samoan American wrestler, who was a three-time tag team champion in WWE, joins a star studded line-up at Evoque in Church Street on Friday, April 25.

The event is headlined by a clash between the new PCW Heavyweight Champion, Joey Hayes, and ‘Delicious’ Danny Hope.

Hayes cruelly snatched the belt from Hope when he cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase at the end of PCW’s last show, Who Dares Wins, after the fans’ favourite had won a 30-man rumble event.

One of the hottest names in international wrestling, Prince Devitt, returns to Preston to offer a rematch to Kris Travis, who he defeated in March.

A former three-time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion who took New Japan Pro Wrestling by storm, Devitt is renowned for his technical in-ring ability and eye-catching, Marvel-inspired bodypaint. He will have to be at his best to topple Travis again.

‘The Mexican Sensation’ El Ligero will do battle with Petey Williams, a former TNA star famous for his scintillating finishing move, the Canadian Destroyer.

AR Fox, a high flying star of the American independent scene, will face perennial PCW favourite, Yorkshire’s Martin Kirby.

The former ECW Champion and current ROH star Steve Corino squares off against Scottish wrestling prodigy Noam Dar.

And newcomer Charlie Garrett, who caused a shock upset when he eliminated Dave Mastiff from last month’s rumble, is rewarded with a clash against the man mountain.

Also making his PCW return is Big Van Vader, known as one of the best ‘big guys’ in the history of the business.

The three-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion is joined by ex-WWE star and American muscleman Chris Masters.

The show also features an appearance by Jesse Mclure, the star of hit TV show Storage Hunters.

And making a special guest appearance is Terry Funk - an American wrestling legend and WWE Hall of Famer, whose honours include stints as ECW Champion and WWE Hardcore Champion.

Doors open at 6pm with first bell at 7pm.

A ‘meet and greet’ with the stars will be held at 4.30pm.

After the event Terry Funk will hold an over-18s only Q&A session, ahead of the PCW after-party.

Tickets are on sale now from www.prestoncitywrestling.com and at Harlequins in Manchester Road, Preston.

Meanwhile, Chris Masters will also be making a special appearance at That’s Entertainment in St Georges Shopping Centre at2pm, where he will be signing copies of a new DVD featuring some of his best matches in PCW.

Earlier in the day he will be hosting a training seminar for aspiring wrestlers from 11am.