The popularity of professional wrestling in England has amplified immensely over the last few years, aided by the introduction of the WWE UK Championship and stars such as Will Ospreay, Tyler Bate and Pete Dunne taking center stage within its expansion.
Another young star, who’s talent has not gone unnoticed by wrestling fans across the nation is London’s own Maverick Mayhew, who hopes to get is foot in the door within the big scenes of professional wrestling.
The young prodigy first started wrestling 3 years ago, on March 1st 2015 with fellow London-based star Jonny Storm, at a time when the high-flyer was just 14 years old.
“I started wrestling because I accidentally found WWE Superstars on TV when I was about 8 years old. It was unlike anything I’d ever seen.
“I’d always wrestle with my brother and my friend on the trampoline to the point where we had our own ‘promotion’.
“My parents took my brother and I to our first ever British wrestling show when I was 10 and, from that point, I pretty much knew I wanted to be a wrestler”.
Mayhew, who one day aims to duel against the very best in Rey Mysterio and Will Ospreay, currently holds a vast number of accolades to his name at the juvenile age of 17, which includes the UKPW Interregional Championship, being one half of the BECW Tag Team Champions, being one half of the Full House Wrestling Tag Team Champions, and the RCWA Elite-1 Championship.
The young Englishman more recently defeated Kip Sabian on April 29th to become the youngest ever Z-Force Champion.
The English sensation stays thoroughly true to his wrestling roots and admits to taking inspiration from some of the best performers on the planet.
“One of the first wrestlers I remember seeing was Trent Barreta and I’ve always thought that he was pretty cool.
“Some of the wrestlers I aspired to be included Rey Mysterio, CM Punk, The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels”.
Despite winning the Z-Force Championship last month, Mayhew, who tags with his best friend Mills as M&M, lost against opponents CBC on April 27th after a low blow that prevented them from becoming the first ever Battle Pro Tag Team Champions.
He said: “This match marked almost 1 year to the day that Mills and I have been tagging and it would’ve meant a lot to win more gold with one of my best friends”.
However, the British-born high-flyer continues to pursue gold and stay busy as he travels to Italy next week to debut for FCW, before competing for Progress Wrestling in Manchester.
The man who goes by ‘The British Wrestling Prodigy’ seems to be living up to the name so far in his short but successful career, and at this rate it won’t be long until this house show name becomes a household name.
By. Joe Bourne
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