By Gary Mehaffy for F4WOnline.com
Over the last few years, the UK has become one of the hottest places in the world for wrestlers to work. No longer solely reliant on American or Japanese imports to draw strong crowds, promotions have been developing wrestlers, matches, and storylines that have intrigued fans and drawn them to their products.
This continues to be evidenced by the strong British influence and involvement in New Japan Pro Wrestling, EVOLVE, PWG, TNA, and WWE.
We have seen this take another step by the presence of three UK based wrestlers in the WWE Cruiserweight Classic: Zack Sabre Jr., Noam Dar, and Jack Gallagher. All three are UK stars, and have spent the last couple of years spreading their wings into new pastures while developing their skillsets.
I was fortunate to catch up with Gallagher as we get ready to see his first round match in the CWC tonight.
We spent around 25 minutes discussing his start in the business, traveling to the US for a seminar with legendary grappler Billy Robinson, how he found out about his CWC involvement, life pre- and post-CWC (including an appearance at this year’s BOLA), his memories of the late Kris Travis, his amateur MMA career, and much more.