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Saturday, June 20, 2015

No Holds Barred: Chris Crossan on Legit Pro Wrestling UK Open Catch Wrestling Championship 


On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman spoke with catch wrestler and martial artist Chris Crossan of Legit Pro Wrestling.

On Saturday, June 27, they will be holding their first event, the Legit Pro Wrestling UK Open Catch Wrestling Championship.

This event, under catch wrestling rules where you win by pin or submission, will be held at the Billingham Synthonia, Billingham, TS23 1 Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom, and run from about 1 PM to 5 PM.

We spoke with Chris Crossan by Skype Thursday.

"We're just getting together a group of people for an eight-man open tournament, catch-as-catch-can rules. Let's have a knockout quarter-final, semi-final, final, to see who the winner is on the night," he said.

"We plan to do more of these events in separate weight divisions, but for now we thought we'll start with an open weight. I think it's really important to have open tournaments where anybody is allowed to come and enter, regardless of team, affiliation, or anything. We're open to anybody."

We discussed the lineup so far for the eight-man open weight tournament, why he believes that catch wrestling is "a great spectator sport" and in that regard "better than BJJ", the plans of Legit Pro Wrestling to run more events, the need for the catch wrestling community and organizations to work together, and much, much more.

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