A night of high-camp fun kicks into Dalston

GFW wrestler NickAldis © GFW
Native American and a big draw: Mickie James is from the Mattaponi tribe
Native American: Mickie James, from the Mattaponi tribe, is married to Nick Aldis, the high-flyer at top
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Leader of the six-pack: Jeff Jarrett, founded GFW

FANCY A NIGHT of fun, screaming and squealing in fear and hilarity as the kind of over-the-top TV wrestling you adore or abhor smashes into Dalston.

You’ll excuse the OTT language, but writing this is, in a wimpish way, a kind of wrestling challenge in itself because nobody at Loving Dalston has the vocabulary to describe the old grunt ’n’ groan; the pick up, pin down; the go ’n’ throw. But I’m trying.

Jeff Jarrett’s American Global Force Wrestling (GFW) company brings its touring spectacle to the suitably lavish Epic Dalston, a venue I’d describe as like Las Vegas but without the refinement. Irresistibly kitsch.

Nick Aldis, who emigrated from England to the US in 2010 to become a wrestler-businessman, told Loving Dalston about some of the stars of the show.

Sonjay Dutt is Indian,” he said. “Mickie James, possibly the biggest name on the card, is a Native AmericanMickie and I are married and she is from the Mattaponi in Virginia, the same tribe as Pocahontas (1596-1617), and I am originally from West Norfolk [in East Anglia], just a few miles from where John Rolfe, who became her husband, was from.”

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* GFW will be at Epic Dalston, 13 Stoke Newington Road N16 8BH (020 7923 4190), disabled facilities, Thursday 4 March 2016, at 7pm, part of the Amped Live tour of the UK. Tickets £20.24, under-16s £14.58 (booking). Ringside tickets sold out.

* All pictures on this page supplied by GFW. Loving Dalston welcomes sponsored and branded features but this story is neither. The editor chose the subject because he thought it might appeal to fun-seekers wanting something different.

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The drama, the ritual: Sonjay Dutt and the referee work their crowd-pleasing routine

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