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February 9th, 2024 marked the start of a new era for Discovery Wrestling.
As the company enters its 10th year of bringing the best in independent wrestling to Edinburgh, founder Alan Smith has announced his decision to step away from the company.
“It’s been such a quick 10 years! When I launched Discovery with Alex back in 2014, we set out to do things differently and put a big focus on the professional in professional wrestling.
And in the last 10 years we managed to achieve incredible things and produced some of the best events this country has ever seen.
But so many things have changed over those years and many of the people who joined me on that journey of Discovery are no longer here.
And like with so many others things, sometimes life just gets in the way.
I made the decision last summer (2023) to step away from wrestling, but wanted to find the right person to keep Discovery alive as I know how important this promotion is to not only those involved, but to the great fans who’ve supported it over the last decade.
And in Joe Hendry, I believe.
He is someone who’s been part of Discovery since day 1 and understands what Discovery is.
I am convinced he is the right person to take Disco to the next level and I’m excited to see what happens now, as a fan.”
Joe’s first night running Disco was nothing short of eventful at a sold out Portobello Town Hall.
Emersyn Jayne ended Kasey’s incredible reign as women’s champion, Judas Grey became the inaugural Scottish Openweight Champion and Skol Brol earned a shot at the Discovery Wrestling tag team championships.
Discovery Wrestling returns to Portobello Town Hall on Sunday the 28th of April.
Tickets go on sale Monday at 9am.