Simon Cowell can bring British wrestling back to TV
Simon Cowell is the man to bring wrestling back to British TV, professional grappler Drew Galloway has claimed.
Earlier this year, it was reported the 'Britain's Got Talent' boss is interested in resurrecting the sport on terrestrial TV as he was a huge fan of it when it aired on ITV's 'World of Sport' anthology show in the 70s, which featured household names such as Big Daddy, Rollerball Rocco and Giant Haystacks.
Drew - who is a major star on weekly US wrestling TV show 'TNA IMPACT', which airs on Challenge in the UK - is excited by Simon's apparent plans and thinks the entertainment genius has the "money and influence" to make British wrestling must-see television.
In an interview with BANG Showbiz, he said: "Simon can do it (get wrestling back), he could even just get a dude reading 'War & Peace' on television. He's got a huge name and if anyone's got the money and influence to bring it back it would be him."
Drew insists the independent British wrestling scene is thriving and all it needs is Simon's support and dedication to return the sport to screens as prime-time family viewing.
He added: "That's the one thing British wrestling is missing - a big television show. That's what British wrestling needs ... There are so many good wrestlers out there that just need somebody to see what they're doing. It's just putting the legitimate best talent forward to do it. That's all the UK is missing right now, I hope Simon's serious about a TV show."
Drew will be coming to the UK in January 2016 for the latest TNA tour with huge live shows taking place in Manchester, London and Birmingham featuring Superstars such as Kurt Angle, MVP and Matt Hardy.
Go to www.gigsandtours.com this Friday (29.05.15) to buy tickets.