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Interview: 5 Star Wrestling's Daniel Hinckles


Submitted by Gary Mehaffy for

Editor's Note: This interview was conducted before the promotion's February 1st show.

The UK wrestling scene is arguably hotter than it has ever been with so many local groups putting on great shows and several getting a lot of traction worldwide.

Last year, we even saw ITV and WWE get into a competition of sorts with ITV showing a World Of Sport TV special, which was followed up by the WWE UK Tournament in January 2017 which was meant to be followed up on with a WWE UK show that still hasn't materialized.

Now, we have 5 Star Wrestling who are going live weekly in the UK on FreeSports, currently available in 22 million homes. It has been stop-start to say the least, and has caused a stir amongst the UK wrestling community due to the cancellation of shows and (purported) broken promises, not to mention that million dollar offer to CM Punk.

I caught up recently with 5 Star's main man Daniel Hinckles to discuss the company's beginnings, how it has got to a TV deal, why they can overtake WWE's ratings in the UK, the CM Punk offer, its divisiveness in the UK scene and much more.

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