Paddy Townsley was born and raised in Worksop and lived in the town for 19 years before leaving to go to university.
He then began a career as professional wrestler Gene Munny and is now looking forward to grappling in front of his hometown fans this weekend.
He said: “I have wrestled all across Europe, but have never performed in my hometown before, so this weekend’s show is something I am extremely excited about.”
Paddy is part of HOPE Wrestling, a professional wrestling and entertainment company, which is will be bringing its family-friendly unique brand of pro-wrestling to Worksop for the first time.
HOPE Wrestling has been on the rise since the company being founded in 2013, and has already hosted more than 40 sell-out shows across the midlands, as well as other UK locations.
Paddy continued: “Our aim is to bring the quality and entertainment of the American style WWE shows to our crowds but for a fraction of the price.
The show at North Notts Arena is on Sunday, July 3 and doors open at 3pm.
Tickets priced £10 (£7 children) are available at www.hopewrestling.co.uk or from the arena.