DOUG WILLIAMS, arguably the biggest name in UK wrestling in the last two decades, is swapping the rings of America and Japan for Peacehaven’s Meridian Centre.

The globe-trotting superstar is lined up to appear on the next grappling spectacular in aid of the mayor’s charity fund-raiser on Saturday March 24.

John Freemantle, boss of Premier Promotions, who present the Meridian shows, says the booking of Williams, a former American TNA and Ring of Honour champion, represents a massive coup for Peacehaven.

“Williams has wrestled in the most amazing arenas in the world, and beaten the best wrestlers in the world, so for him to appear in Peacehaven really is something quite special. I hope the fans will support the show and pack out the Meridian Hall.”

As well as his championship triumphs in the States, which earned him global recognition, Williams has held Japanese and European titles, while in this country he is a former British judo champion, seven-times Wrestler of the Year and multi-winning Premier Wrestling Federation title-holder and trophy winner, including the current PWF heavyweight championship.

Tickets for the show are available from the Information Office at the Meridian Centre, telephone 01273 585493, priced £10 for adults and £9 for concessions. A family ticket for two adults and two children costs £36.

+ Doug Williams will also be holding a training seminar during the afternoon of March 24. To enquire about booking for the two-hour session, cost £20, or to attend as a spectator for £5, with a valid ticket for the evening show, e-mail