PAKISTAN’S FIRST EVER PRO WRESTLING EVENT IN KARACHI
By Syed M Osama
KARACHI: The first round of Pro-Wrestling Competition in Pakistan began from Karachi where Badshah Pehalwan Khan secured victory over Carlito on the inaugural day. It took Badshah over 15 minutes to overpower his opponent, the former WWE United States, Intercontinental and Tag Team champion Carlito, as he showcased his skills and power in and outside the ring. Khan received applause from the local crowd, who cheered loudly as soon as the referee, another former WWE star Wade Barrett, announced him as the winner. But Badshah’s victory wasn’t the only reason for the crowd to cheer as the local star was attacked by Carlito while he was celebrating. Carlito’s non-sporting behaviour angered “Bad News” Barrett and, subsequently, the Puerto Rican professional wrestler received a solid punch from Wade. There were a total of seven bouts at the opening event of Pro Wrestling Entertainment in Karachi, which was held at KMC Sports Complex. The spectators thoroughly enjoyed the performance of international stars at Karachi’s KMC Sports Complex. The wrestlers entered the ring in their conventional styles, and entertained the crowd with their athletic moves. The audience also witnessed plenty of punches and flying kicks. Algerian wrestler Yasim Osmani won the opening bout in less than eight minutes, defeating Italian Fabio Ferarri. UK-based wrestler giant Tiny Iron overpowered tag-team of two wrestlers Tango Tim and Fury. The event also included a fight between female wrestlers, which was won by Angel’s Bombita by overpowering Betty Trash and Audrey Bride. Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar attended the opening ceremony. Barrett then took to twitter to thank his Pakistani fans for the welcome he received and said he could write an entire book on the 36 hours he had spent so far in the country. The next stop for the galaxy of over 20 foreign wrestlers is Lahore, where they will perform today evening at Al Hamra complex.