I've chosen to review this introduction having spent approximately sixth months on the Meet Fighters site. I have to say that the experience has been phenomenal as I've had some amazing meets and made a few really close buddies. It's been a life changer so thank you if you're one of my past opponents or take the trouble to keep in touch on a regular basis.
About me? Well, you'll see by the photos that I do like pro gear. However, I do actually prefer a submission bout but will happily partake in a pro match if that's required. If you hadn't noticed, I'm quiet a big lad and can hold my own against most opponents but am willing to adapt in order accommodate the other guy. What's important for me is that we both get the most from the meet and enjoy ourselves.
My objective is to become a better wrestler and get fitter and stronger as part of the process. Therefore, the sport aspect is the main focus of a meet for me. I'll leave it to you to read my recs to work out the type of guy I am personality wise, only to say that I'm a friendly, outgoing sort of chap.
Finally, I did do some filming for Bulldog Videos back in the day. This was a great experience but doesn't mean that I'm some sort of wrestling guru, I was just in the right place at the right time with a camera pointed in my direction! I've received a lot of positive comments regarding these videos, thank you, and have provided access for you to enjoy (see video tab & the link below). Please bear in mind though that this was 13 years ago and I've gotten somewhat older.
- United Kingdom, London Borough of Hounslow
(I'm here from 8/06/2018)
I am willing to travel 150 kilometers
StatsAge: 49-year-old Male
Stats: 6'0" (183 cm), 212 lbs (96 kg)
Languages spoken: English
Gear: singlets, speedos, jocks, leather
Last login: 6 hours ago
Last modified: 26 days ago
Start of membership: 2/02/2018 10:19 AM
Past Opponentsandy ArmwrestleAndMore Ben skull stephens Blackwrestle Bodie101 brazilwrestler86 ChunkyHeel Cymrofight DenverWrestler eastcheshireguy Essex FitScot funpro123 g24lsa gazst GEOFFESSEX GrappleViking Greekprofantasy groznij hardfitsub hunkywrestler jgrappler jonny innocent Lincoln Lad manchesterwrestler Merseywrestle musclechris80 musclneck OttBattle Perseus Pinstride razkal secondsout ShockR skinfightboi subwrstler The Enigma toonarmy Will wrestlingkit
- 6/24/2018 1:00 PM: Five Years (Organizer: ShockR; Event completed )
- 4/07/2018 12:00 PM: April Grapevine Group Wrestling Day - Manchester UK (Organizer: matworker; Event completed )
DARE68 is recommended by Greekprofantasy
What a lovely bout! We met during his holidays in Athens and I am so happy for that. It's always a pleasure to wrestle someone who knows exactly what he's doing. This make this safe and fun. We wrestled in a hotel so it was not ideal for our size but we had a blast and sweated a lot. Well I sweated a lot lol. Highly recommended! After our bout we went to a nice tavern a bit of the beaten path and had a great chat. People like him remind me what blessing this site is for us wrestlers! Hope to meet you again the future my friend!
Greekprofantasy is recommended by DARE68
Hooked up with this guy whilst on holiday in Athens and boy am I glad we did. Superb wrestler in that he’s a big powerful guy who knows his stuff in what turned out to be a submission fight. This was a hotel match so we were linited in terms of space and a mattress wasn’t the most ideal place for to big guys like ourselves to roll. I mention this because GPF is respects limits and the safety of his opponent as the action was paused if either party looked as though they might land and hurt themselves. Following our match we continued a 3 way tag with another wrestler before heading off for a tour of the local area (he’s a brilliant guide) before settling down for dinner at GPWs favourite restuarant. A great afternoon had in his company. Thank you.
DARE68 is recommended by musclechris80
It was an awesome tag team match. Pinstride and Dare68 vs Subwrstler and Musclechris. Both teams were ready for the fight days ago. So when we met we all knew that it would be a great hot match.
And it really was. Both teams wanted to be on top so we all wrestle for that. Pinstride was very agile and fast and his legs was killers. But he was the lighter guy among the others. So the greek team had the weight advantage against him.
Dare68 was the factor who equalized that difference. Really big and strong, with massive arms could immobilize me just using his weight. Thats why I prefered to be over him....lol. But I m not sure if next time I could keep my position.
All guys gave the best and focused on safety and having fun. Winning or losing it doesnt really matters when I meet guys like Dare68 and Pinstride.
I could wrestle them anywhere, anyplace. Thank you very much for hosting the match, and for being kind, hospitable and friendly.
I need more of you!
musclechris80 is recommended by DARE68
Chris joined Subwrstler, Pinstride and me for a tag match in an Athens hotel room we had booked for our hols, Making arrangements to meet was effortless, which I wish could be said the same for wrestling this guy! We agreed on a semi-competitive, fun-focused tag with the Greek boys on one team and us UK fellas opposing. My encounters with Chris during this event were hard fought but he clearly had the edge in terms of skill and power. Friendly, jovial and in possession of a great sense of humour makes this guy a must meet. Would be great to go again with this A class wrestler on a one to one basis on proper mats, a great experience nonetheless.
DARE68 is recommended by subwrstler
Dare68... The friendly giant.
When I saw him after my delay in the appointment I thought... Hmm maybe would be better if I was more late... Lol joking
He is as huge as you think guys he is massive and strong and he knows his holds both in submission and also in pro wrestling! We had a one on one match where he seems to have the advantage although I did my best to stand against this big guy! Later we had a tag team match and I think I got my revenge lol!!!
Always with a smile on his face funny cheeky and he knew how to say "I give up" in Greek!
Hope we will have the chance to meet again sometime soon! Thanks a lot man!
subwrstler is recommended by DARE68
Met Subwrstler whilst on holiday in Athens. Making arrangements with this guy was easy & he arrived early for a hotel based submission bout prior to a friendly tag that had been arranged with two others. Subwrstler possesses the physique, skills and attitude necessary to take on any challenger. Although the odds were in my favour in terms of size and build this lad pulled out all the stops to give me hard fought contest. One tip: watch out for those scissors as he has amazingly powerful legs. Sub is an easy going sorta guy off the mats with friendly disposition and is easy to talk to. I can certainly see why this guy is a firm favourite and highly recommended by my wrestling pals back home. One final word 'Paradines', my friend :)
ArmwrestleAndMore is recommended by DARE68
Managed to get a couple of rounds in with AAM as part of a meet organised with a third party. I clearly had a size a weight advantage but this guy was no pushover and represented well by displaying strength and an array of skills. Benefited greatly from watching AAM in action and subsequently discussing tactics. A lovely, friendly fella who I'd certainly meet again.
DARE68 is recommended by manchesterwrestler
Aching this morning after yesterday's session..it's been a while. Lovely guy,very friendly and chatty.Also looks great in pro gear. We had a fun session in ring....lots of good holds and he loves the verbal too so all made for a good time ! He has some mean holds in his arsenal ... but then so do i and he has yet to experience them all :))) looking forward to more sessions . Shared love of early 80's electronica an added bonus !
manchesterwrestler is recommended by DARE68
New territory for me as Manchesterwrestler very kindly responded to my very first match request and I'm really glad he did. MW and I spent some time talking on-line and I was aware of his preference for brit-pro before we hit the ring at Pippas. Having been raised on WOS this was something I've always been extremely interested in but not so well versed at as most of the matches I've had to date are predominantly sub. MW accommodated my tendency to lean towards my sub roots extremely well and I was impressed with his ability and confidence in steering the match and demonstrating a more brit-pro style without interfering with the excellent give and take we both enjoyed. I feel I really benefited from my pro match with MW and would certainly like to learn more pro under his watchful eye. It was an added bonus to discover that we shared a passion for early 80's electro pop during locker room chat and excitedly enthused about our favourite albums of that era. A really great meet & a lovely guy - thank you MW. 'Til next time, grapple fan!
DARE68 is recommended by Merseywrestle
Ok I have just met an awesome guy and had an awesome wrestle at grove park ring or grove park swimming pool by the time we finished. Dare is one of the nicest guys I have met in a long time, great conversation and great Wrestler. A must meet couldn't emphasis that enough guys. Hope we meet again soon.
Merseywrestle is recommended by DARE68
Have been trying to arrange a meet with Merseywrestle for some time now, however geographical and personal constraints have prevented this, until today. My match with this guy was hard fought, sweaty and extremely tough. He is determined and equally as strategic when taking on his foe. Merseywrestle is another fighter who keenly embraces all aspects of wrestling and is a great guy to grapple. So glad we persevered and finally got to the mats. A fine, decent and considerate character is contained within this hulk of a wrestler and conversation between us flowed. Definitely up for a rematch, maybe on your home turf next time, big man?
DARE68 is recommended by wrestlingkit
WOOOW. When I received Dare's challenge ... I quickly recognized it ... how can I forget someone like that ???
Everything that I thought about him was true but not only that, but it is that MUCH MORE YET ... excellent physical fighter, strong, compact, muscular, with a lot of testosterone. We had a long fight that I enjoyed every second ... this guy knows what he has to do on the tatami and I'm sure he will do it to you :) I'm very proud to have been his first fight outside the UK.
It is a real pleasure to share time with Dare both inside and outside the tatami since he is a kind, funny person, and I am sure that you will have a good time with him, if you have the opportunity to fight with him DO IT ... I REALLY recommend it .. .
Dare ..... here you have a friend ready for the rematch whenever you want.
WHAT A GREAT MEETING WE HAD
wrestlingkit is recommended by DARE68
Was keen to meet up with this guy based on his awesome profile pics. Trust me, wrestlingkit certainly fulfilled my expectations and more. No surprises in that this guy likes his gear but he’s a skilled wrestler and hard nut to crack. We agreed on a give and take promission match which lasted approximately two hours and tested both our levels of endurance. Following our match we grabbed a bite to eat and chatted more. Wrestlingkit is a superb host and was conscious that this was my first meet outside the UK, I couldn’t have asked for a better wrestling ambassador from the EU!! 100% recommended and a must if you are ever passing this way. Fantastic!
DARE68 is recommended by jonny innocent
Dare68 looks every bit the pro wrestler; great gear, intimidating physique and a steely heel glare that will chill you to the bone should you push him too far. He is great fun in and out of the ring, but he moves into that heel mode smoothly and swiftly, so watch out.
We had an awesome pro session with a great selection of moves and a range of intensity, with Dare68 allowing himself to end up in submission holds that I would have got nowhere near if he didn't cooperate. He is very considerate of his opponents: both of their skill level and their enjoyment. His strength and skill level mean that he could have wiped the floor with me, but he took care to make sure I stayed in the match and got as much out of it as (I hope) he did.
Dare68, is lovely, hunky, intimidating and menacing. I hope to experience all of these many more times.
jonny innocent is recommended by DARE68
I have wrestled Jonny on two occasions in the same week and enjoyed both very much. The first was a short bout at Shockr's group meet in which I suggested we go pro and proceeded to punish the lad in a number of excruciating submissions. My bad Jonny, but I got caught up in the moment. Our second meet was a one to one arranged for several days after. On this occasion we agreed (and stuck to) some give and take pro action. This was an awesome meet as though Jonny presents himself as a jobber I feel he has the necessary skills & strength to be so much more. Our 2 hours passed very quickly and we both had opportunities to dominate and give to the other man. I found Jonny to be very easy company, witty, smart & somebody I could easily strike up an ongoing friendship with. Oh, before I end this, It has to be said he likes his gear so be prepared for a number of costume changes, NIce one mate, hope we hit the mats again soon.
Met this awesome wrestler DARE68 last weekend at a group meet, solid and strong and very technical.. Thoroughly enjoyed a hard fought grapple, exchanging holds and sub levers, both to no avail... This guy has it all, strength and skill and an all round good guy.. Similar stats and build to myself, I certainly had a tough opponent and ideal sparring partner. This guy is on the return after time out and will only get better, catch him while you can before he becomes unbeatable... Looking forwards to many more battles together which can only push each other to new heights...
I met Bodi101 at a group meet organised by Shockr,.We'd previously been chatting on MF, organised our own match in July and were keen to meet. However, at the very last minute I received word he'd be attending this particular event. I'm certainly glad he did. When i had my opportunity to wrestle Bodie101 I was filled with trepidation & excitement simply because we are physically quiet similar as are our stats. Despite me having the upper hand strength wise I would say my opponent is superior technically which gives him the edge. I was watching him execute his floor work on a number of other guys at the meet and it's nothing short of flawless. In fact, I'm keen to spend more time with this champ in order to learn his skills. We had a bit of ringside banter & it's clear he's an extremely likeable bloke, I'm really glad Bodie101 I had the opportunity to wrestle on this occasion and I'm certain we'll want to meet again as we make ideal sparring partners.
Not often I fight someone of the same height, or worry about the outcome. Taller or shorter yes and although I am heavier, Dare is more muscular. Was tired after a previous days grappling & not fully fit after an operation. Wanted to make a good impression on this famous wrestler and video star. Starstruck ? Probably. How ridiculous at my age!
When we met up I realised my fears were groundless.
Stuart is a really nice down to earth, friendly, handsome guy (touch of the Vinny Jones) gsoh, looks great in his gear, prowls the ring like a tiger has fantastic biceps & thighs and speaks with a lovely Essex accent (one of my regional favorites). Met courtesy of ShockR at his 5 year event at Grove Park
Warily we circled one another, to my surprise and I suspect everyone else's got him in a headlock and took him down, realising how strong he was I resolved to stay on top and proceeded to try every submission I could think of, but to no avail, he is so fucking strong and was determined not to submit. At one point I bitch slapped & taunted him as a diversionary tactic and got a couple of punches to the solar plexus for my pains (which I returned in full).
Eventually recognising a stalemate we agreed to a draw. Wish we had had longer and in retrospect wished I'd let him up and started again. But really enjoyed it. Hope we can do it again. Definite recommendation for a very good wrestler who is totally safe and sane
The Ballad of Dare68 vs. Tanker
To Grove Park so I went
And some time here was spent
Wrestling a ginormous hulk name of Tanker
His mass was much bigger
So my plan not to dither
Was employed to diffuse further rancour.
Alas, Tanker floored me
And proceeded to board me
A position from which I did not recover
But despite further tussle
I employed all my muscle
To perplex this wrestling mother (f***er)
Although no subs were scored
Neither party was bored
By the combat skill displayed by their foe
In fact, a friendship there grew
Buddies, David & Stu
And conversation proceeded to flow.
I recommend this guy
And you may want to try
Wrestling him if he’s ever around
Just one thing to consider
If you wanna be a winner
Bring a jack to shift his substantive mound!
DARE68 is recommended by Cymrofight
With apologies for the late recommendation. Dare and I'd met briefly at a group Pippa's meet and I was delighted he was interested in a 1-1 match. We're both aficionados of pro and the gear, which he wears beautifully well. He's also tall, well-built, powerful and can go like the proverbial bull when he wants to. Thus, I was glad when he agreed to notch it down a bit after initially flattening me with all his resources! A very enjoyable to-&-fro pro match followed, with plenty of appreciative body contact among the technical flow as each man tried to dominate the other. We got on well, and I certainly didn't expect to find another classic "Who" fan filling trunks so well in front of me! I was delighted Dare was so keen to meet up while he was in the area, and hopefully this will be the first match of many. Good company and another decent soul. And got to get him pinned in boots and trunks... ;-)
Cymrofight is recommended by DARE68
A social trip up north led me to seeking a match with Cymro having met him very briefly at a group meet some months earlier at Pippas. A promission match in boots and trunks was the order of the day & I'm very grateful to my opponent for having the sense to instruct me to take it down a notch due to my over excitement. As a result, we had an ace time in the ring with both alpha males looking to dominate. Cymro is an absolute gent and wise soul. Conversation was never forced & the fact that we are both massive Doctor Who fans was an unexpected bonus. I had a great wrestle with Cymro and am honoured he took the trouble to drive for over 2 hours for our meet. Another guy I can't wait to meet again. Great stuff.
I’m pretty overwhelmed having met Dare this weekend for a match - finding the right words to describe this unique and phenomenal man in the context of a Meetfighters recommendation with limited space to write won’t be easy, so I’ll keep it as simple as i can:
It was an exceptional match, a tough and hard workout with limits pushed and the bar set higher than I thought possible. There was give and take, some competitiveness, some aggression, endless holds and pins and a toughest battle I've experienced trying to get a sub off him. All this and still plenty of laughs and mutual respect in between rounds.
On and off the mats, Dare is a genuine, honest and wise guy - I learned some lessons in life and in wrestling from him this weekend that are a game changer for me. What a great honour he bestowed by agreeing to a match and how incredibly privileged I feel. Round two will happen there’s no doubt about that!
Arranged to meet Jack several weeks ago and had the pleasure of being invited to his beautiful country house for our bout and social weekend. Conversation flowed from the minute we met & having got to know one another over a coffee we faced off on the mats. Boy what a match! I had the advantage size wise but this guy works out regularly, is as fit as f*** and is a relentless force to be reckoned with. We had an awesome match, in which both parties pulled on their resources to frustrate the other man. Jack is an awesome wrestler, fantastic host and after such an intense battle I hope we are going to be longstanding pals as it was clear that we had much in common on & off the mats. Just one more thing, I will never be able to listen to the closing seconds of the album Dare by the Human League without raising a smile after this meet ;) I have no hesitation in recommending this guy to you - fantastic and then some is all!
DARE68 is recommended by secondsout
A balmy Sunday afternoon in May at Grove Park provided the setting for an intense, sweaty mat battle with DARE68. This wrestler looked impressive in his singlet and pro boots, with his strong muscular physique he brought the match attitude and physicality to provide the essential ingredients for a great bout. Excellent opponent and sorted friendly guy… definitely looking forward to round 2
secondsout is recommended by DARE68
Originally met Secondsout a few weeks back at Pippas, though due to the popularity of the event we didn't get mat time. Finally, we managed to meet at Grove Park on a very hot Sunday afternoon, got kitted up and the sparks flew! This guy looks every inch the WOS pro-westler idols of my formative years and attacks confidently. A brilliant competitor and a lovely soul off the mats. We've already got our rematch booked in which demonstrates how eager we both are to go at it again. Certainly go to the effort of getting this lad on your past opponents list.
Great guy, very strong & technically adept.
likes dishing out punishment & I was more than happy to take it. Mean in the ring but nice friendly guy in real life ;)
Higly recommended a meeting!
Had the pleasure of facing Gazst for a bout at Grove Park. This guy has no issues fronting the bigger lads and brings much determination & attitude to the ring. Said he liked to feel the pain the next day - I hope my work was to your satisfaction. Well recommended.
Have been chatting to this guy for a while and am thrilled to have finally met him this evening for a bout I was really looking forward to.
DARE68 looks amazing. Super-imposing in a singlet, incredible upper body, strong frame... and a nice guy who's really good fun!
I immediately felt he was would be the more experienced and boy, he doesn't hold back! I was immediately on the defensive and yet again, relying on the kindness of opponents to talk me through some attack moves. (I will get there!).
That said I did hold my own here and there, was able to use strength and agility, but when his frame is bearing down on your chest, with strong (and quick) arms squeezing your neck... it is hard to respond!
Really looking forward to a rematch with this strong sexy guy!
Was really looking forward to meeting g24lsa as on paper we seemed a fairly equal match. I wasn't disappointed in the slightest as this guy came to the mat with determination and an attitude to clearly take me down - Brilliant! We fought long and hard with me predominantly getting the sub, However, this bruiser, with his 6ft 2in solid frame and huge muscular legs, wasn't going to let me have it all my own way, managing to counter my offence and create a number of hazardous situations for me to battle my way out of. A very exciting and well fought bout. I most certainly recommend this wrestler to anyone who has the honour of meeting him on the mats. A little more experience and I'm certainly going to be subbing to him! I certainly hope I get the opportunity to put that theory to the test as I'm already anticipating a rematch. Lovely lad off the mats too. Never short of conversation, gentlemanly & charming.
A wrestling friend recommended this guy & boy am I glad they did. Andy & I share a great deal of common interests wrestling wise & we spent a considerable amount of time exploring this on Whatsapp, We eventually met having arranged to conduct our first bout in a hotel room. Holds were exchanged, submissions surrendered and stamina tested. A great wrestle in which we both represented well. However, it's clear that lads of our size really need the luxury of a ring to truly settle this. Win win situation for me as I'm really looking forward to locking up with this gent again. Thoroughly recommended.
Dare is absolutely the hottest guy I have ever met on this site. He's a lot bigger than I, and had me tapping multiple times, but he took it easy on me and even let me get the upper hand a couple times in our sub match. He has incredibly powerful arms that he clearly likes to show off. His core strength was amazing–he was pretty much unmovable. He was also charming, witty, and not nearly as mean as his pix would suggest. My highest recommendation!
Met Will socially first for a trip to the theatre before heading off to Barnet for a showdown on the mats. He didn't waste anytime in trying to get me down and it was clear we were both intent on establishing who was the alpha male from the get go. A great bout and a lovely guy to boot. Don't forget to tell your American pals to come get some!
This stud is built like a powerhouse! You can tell from the size of his chest that he is a devastating bearhug master, and I ended up being crushed several times as we fought a long, hard, intense match. The fact that we met several years ago when I lived in London, and that I vividly remember this bout, bears ample testimony to this guy's strength and skill. He is the real deal, so meet him and you will be 100% guaranteed a great match (...and a sore body afterwards!)
Had an awesome match with this guy a few years ago and was delighted to see him on MF, albeit that he's now moved to Canada. Wrestling Stephen was both exciting and educational. This guy is built like a tank, has excellent knowledge of the sport and effortlessly achieves his objectives on the mat. An extremely dangerous opponent and one I would certainly tussle with again given the opportunity. Can't rate this wrestler enough. Come back to the UK & get some!
Well we finally got on the mats. He’s a big strong muscled lad who with a bit more experience under his belt will be kicking everyones ass. Learns quickly too so beware what u teach him. Lucky to have met him now during his rookie days. He looks great in his gear and great to spend time with him off the mats. Super fella gets a top recommnedation from me. Got a feeling we will be wrestling for years to come.
Till round 2 then charlie boy.
This face off has been a long time in the making but we finally got there! A cancellation due to the snow a couple of months back & several social meets has meant I've seen this guy more frequently than members of my own family! On the mats he's a strong, agile, cunning & knowledgable opponent. We had an excellent match & I'm certainly ready to go again with this guy at the next available opportunity. Many thanks for hosting and making this weekend a fantastic experience. Cheers mate, here's to many more battles and bottles (hic!)
DARE68 is recommended by hardfitsub
Had met Dare socially a couple of times before getting a wrestle with him. As you can see he is a big solid muscular guy, and was much more powerful than me but it was fun to have a few rounds with him!
Lovely company off the mats I'm sure he'll be very popular on here now he's back on the scene.
hardfitsub is recommended by DARE68
Amazing weekend spent with Paul & his partner, Petros, who were outstanding hosts and have become firm friends in a very short space of time. In between dinner, drinks and erecting a 4 poster bed (I kid you not) I had the privilege of wrestling this stocky, muscular champ. Really enjoyed my time on the mats with this guy & hope for a rematch very soon. Definitely more one on one time for us in future. Truly awesome wrestle & thoroughly lovely bloke - well recommended.
Met Bill a little while back now but have retrospectively added him to my past opponents as I think it's fair to say this guy is a giant, in stature and in terms of respect from others, on the wrestling scene. It's fair to say that Bill was in total control throughout our match but this gentlemen took much time and patience with this rookie to take time out & mentor. A few years have passed since but I feel another meet on the mats is long overdue. This guy is nothing short of a legend.
DARE68 is recommended by brazilwrestler86
Couldn’t believe my eyes when I came across Dare68 ‘s profile over here ! “Can it be the famous Dare from Bulldog wrestling?” Well it was ! Just for the record bulldog wrestling ( and Dare himself ) played and important roll in my process of dickvwring what wrestling meant 10+ years ago . I was very lucky to be able to wrestle him in a ring and all I can say is how amazing this guy is ! He is huge and very strong ! Though he tells you he has no technique he does know his way around the ring ! And he is very strong ! It was the first guy that could truly use his power against me ! It was Ana amazing ( and sweaty ) evening with An amazing Figter ! Can’t wait to meet him again ! Fully recommended !
brazilwrestler86 is recommended by DARE68
So I get this request for a match from Brazilwrestler86 & I look at his profile, 'Blimey!' I think, 'he's immense!'. Nevertheless, I agree to the meet but begin to doubt my sanity in the lead up to the event based on this guys size & level of experience. I was a fool to worry as I can honestly say this was one of the best meets I've had to date. Yes, Ricardo is built like a brick outhouse, knows his stuff and refuses to submit but on the flip side he is an excellent wrestler who likes to push boundaries (we dabbled in some light MMA and punching) which, in my opinion, makes for an outstanding match. In addition, this guy is a fine ambassador for the sport and intelligent conversationalist. I'm extremely glad I met Ricardo & am definitely up for another meet, that's if he can fit me into his busy schedule.
DARE68 is recommended by eastcheshireguy
I felt honoured to be contacted by this guy when he joined Meetfighters as he has a many guys on his doorstep with which to practice his old video star moves! He was happy to come to Manchester for a session so we got ourselves sorted and built ourselves up to the day over the intervening weeks. I think my poor efforts at trash talk had him wondering what he was coming so far for!
The day finally arrived and following pleasantries on the train and along the canal I was able to introduce him to Pippas. He was pretty impressed and we soon had the ring ready and we were changed for action. Looking great in his gear, powerful and solid, it was my turn to be impressed!
A couple of hours of great fun action followed. Ropes and posts came into play as we struggled for dominance while upright. And the ring bounced as the action went to ground! He was as powerful as he looked and took some shifting around but we sweated and groaned in a fairly well balanced match. Some agreed punches flew and he can throw hard ones with his good sized fists.
A great match which I thoroughly enjoyed. No guy obviously ahead but sweat and aches proving how hard we were both working at it - just the way I like it.
Depleted body moisture was replaced over a beer or six while I introduced him to some more aspects of Manchester. And a mutual love of a certain musical genre kept the conversation flowing as quickly as the beers!
100% recommendation from me.
eastcheshireguy is recommended by DARE68
I've been on Meet Fighters for a total of 65 days and have met a number of great guys for meets and began networking as a result. I can guarantee that every post-match conversation I've had got round to 'Have you arranged a meet with Eastcheshireguy yet - he's brilliant?'. Obviously, I was intrigued and we started messaging. Arrangements for me to visit Manchester were duly made and the conversations continued, Andy even offered me his dietary plan & workout regime, which has led to a significant weight loss & subsequently boosted my confidence. By the time we met it was like meeting a wrestling legend as I had total respect for this guy. So to the big event and his performance in and out of the ring was exemplary. Our match was extremely competitive but Andy took the time and patience explore a number of wrestling elements that were new to me demonstrating his ability to be a strong adversary, excellent coach and trustworthy educator. However, do be warned that this guy likes a post-wrestle pint (or seven) which was fine by me - bring it on! Having had such an excellent weekend riding shotgun to this chap I can now see why the UK wrestling community has such respect and admiration for him. An outstanding fighter and all round lovely bloke. We've already developed a strong friendship & hope that continues. Cheers mate!
Having watched videos of Dare68 from his Bulldog Wrestling days, I knew what I was letting myself in for for my 40th wrestler and I wasn’t disappointed when we faced each other in the ring at Walthamstow.
We booted and suited, him in all black (heel) and me in my red shock trunks (heel?) and entered the ring. When we locked up I knew I was in trouble but after a few moments my troubles faded away and we had a great give n take tussle
Highly Recommend by me 100%
Had been talking to Iain on MF for some time and a meet for a pro bout was eventually booked and much anticipated. In the ring, Iain embodies and embraces the whole WOS scene and whilst he has no problem in taking some punishment, this lad likes to get a few sneaky holds in every now & then in order to turn the tables. A great afternoon had grunting, groaning and exchanging long drawn out holds. Would definitely meet Iain again and hope to do so in the not too distant future.
Stuart is definately ‘my type’ of a meeting - which brings together a great test of strength between two bulls on the mats with easygoing sociable fun atmosphere around it. Yes, we both are strong and competitive, but it’s all about having a good time not breaking each others legs. I’ve been off the scene for a while so for me this meet was also a test for myself to see if the fire is still there and i must admit that there couldn’t be a better opponent than Stuart to make such come back with. Enjoyed every minute. Hurry up applying, this man’s wrestling schedule is filling up fast, highly recommended!
So the night before our match, this poor guy is having the journey from hell trying to get back to the UK. He finally makes it, has little sleep but honours the meet. I'm also not having the best of days, which you'd think would be a recipe for disaster as we head into the ring. Wrong! We put aside our issues and proceeded to have the best of matches by pushing one another hard, testing each others strength and endurance whilst still managing to squeeze in a touch of humour along the way. This guy is strong and plucky. He's not scared to crank on a hold and work his opponent whilst still having the humility to take some punishment in return. A great bout and one that certainly raised both our spirits. Fight this guy, he's great.
DARE68 is recommended by GrappleViking
Dare68 is as strong as he looks! I had the opportunity to wrestle him during a group meet at Pippas, and look forward to wrestling again in the future.
He is a really strong man, with some very basic skills. He will rapidly progress, as he’s got the natural instincts for wrestling. He picked up what little I taught him very quickly, and he will be a true force to be reckoned with once the skill level comes up to par with his strength.
Get on the mats with him! Highly recommended!!
GrappleViking is recommended by DARE68
Appearances certainly can be deceiving. GV looks a picture of youth and innocence, however don’t let the boyish appearance deceive you as this lad is highly skilled and detetmined on securing a result. A great shame that we only had a very limited amount of time but I’d certainly like to have the opportunity of meeting him again. Oh, and thanks for the tips.
Also had the pleasure too have a match with Stuart today at event at pippas.really enjoyed our match on the mats.hope too have another match with him soon.looking forward too the next round.
Hsd the pleasure of wrestling Andy at a Manchester group meet. Although we only had 20 minutes on the mats we certainly made good use of the time with multiple submissions being racked up. Andy clearly enjoys his wrestling and certainly wasn’t timid in approaching me and challenging me on the mats. Good bout, mate. Hope to do it again soon
DARE68 is recommended by GEOFFESSEX
Had a fantastic bout with this returning wrestler newbie. He said he was inexperienced but I knew his height/weight advantage would be a challenge and so it proved to be. This resulted in a pretty even contest that had us both wiped out by the end , with good banter plus practising a few holds n techniques.
Super nice guy and looked great in the gear.
Meet him if you can. G
GEOFFESSEX is recommended by DARE68
We started trash talking via Wassap a few weeks ago and to be fair the guy represents well. So much so, I went into the match thinking I was gonna get my ass kicked. Once in the ring I was faced with this beefy, muscled and confident athlete who looked every inch the wrestler. The match itself was excellent. Geoff clearly loves every aspect of this sport and our bout was a good test of stamina and strength for us both. Multiple subs on both sides made it interesting and while Geoff relishes his opportunity to dominate he's also prepared to take his fair share of punishment. Am seriously interested in meeting this guy again as I feel we both pushed each other hard. Off the mats he's a funny, bright & straightforward sorta guy. Really glad I had this bout and would certainly welcome more opportunities to gear up with this awesome bodybuilder of wrestling.
DARE68 is recommended by skinfightboi
A memorable encounter with Stuart who I immediately felt at ease with in spite of his impressive stature and physique. A very challenging opponent who is almost invincible, not only because of his size and strength but because he has skill and stamina too, which not all bigger wrestlers have. More than happy to admit defeat and it was a pity that the match couldn't have carried on longer. Frustratingly curtailed because of an injury so I hope there will be another opportunity to wrestle again soon! By the way, obviously the injury impaired his memory of the match as I got two subs before he was injured and two after as well! Not that the result matters of course!! An attractive and likeable wrestler and I hope many other guys will get the chance to have as pleasant an experience as I did. A welcome addition to meetfighters.
skinfightboi is recommended by DARE68
Really enjoyed my time with Johnny. From the minute we met at the station the conversation effortlessly flowed and it became clear very quickly that he possess a great knowledge of the boxing & wrestling scene. I thoroughly enjoyed our match as despite my weight & height advantage this guy isn't frightened to take on a bigger lad and wage a ceaseless campaign. This boy is highly skilled, cunning, tenacious and agile - be warned! Disappointingly, I sustained an injury that impaired my performance, which was a shame as I could have wrestled Johnny for much longer. However, this sudden handicap allowed Johnny to get a couple of subs in, which he quite rightly relished. A post- match pint, meal and chat in which we put the world to rights was the perfect end to a great Saturday afternoon. Definitely looking forward to a rematch with this superb wrestler,
We started messaging a few weeks back and we instantly hit it off being a fellow Essex lad.
The messages quickly went downhill from the usual niceties and then the trash talk banter flowed freely....right Charlie big potato!
Had a few social meets with Stuart before our actual meet at Grove park and every time we met up it was like we'd known each other for ages.
Never stuck for conversation (he says I can talk!) is a lovely guy to be around.
The day of the meet came and I knew he would not disappoint.
Once in gear and in the ring, his persona quickly changed as he was relentless at punishing this cocky jobber to the max.
He plays a great heel and although there was a size difference, he expertly put me in hold after hold and as I would bounce straight back up for more.....back down again I went.
I did try and get some holds on him but CBP always seemed to be one step ahead of me.
He loves his wrestling like we all do and can adapt in a wrestling meet, but he was making sure I paid for the cheek and banter I bombarded him with.
In the short time I have known Stuart, he has become a very close friend and this will be the first of many social and wrestling meets we will be having.
He is an absolute diamond geeza, an awesome wrestler with a great sense of humour.
Can honestly say one the nicest and most genuine blokes I have met on this site.
You will not regret your meet with him....go for it...you will have a blast.
I started talking to Mark a few weeks before we initially met and we hit it off straight away. The fact that we both originate from Essex and share the same sense of humour and values has certainly incited our friendship. A trip to the cinema (to see a wrestling movie, of course!) and copious trash talk texting preceded our final meeting in the ring, what a showdown that was! Mark, by his own admission, predominantly plays the role of the jobber. However, his energy and commitment to wrestling is second to none and is relentless in returning after each submission. In addition, he is extremely flexible and withstands a great deal of punishment - if only you could shut the gobby little bugger up :) On a personal level, Mark has become a very close friend of mine and I'm extremely grateful to him for his support as I go through an unexpected transitional period in my life. An absolutely diamond geezer, superb wrestler and wonderful human being. You'd be a fool to pass up a meet with Mark.
DARE68 is recommended by DenverWrestler
One of the nicest things about this site is that every now and then you come across a very special guy – someone who is simply a wonderful person, on and off the mats. Dare is one of those. He's a warm kind empathetic man – someone you want as a friend the moment you meet him. And on the mat, he is a wrestler through and through. He has a classic pro wrestler's build – big strong powerful, and excellent at using a ring and the ropes to control and dominate his opponent. He's newer to submission wrestling, so after he threw me around the ring for a while in pro action, we did a submission grappling training session. He's picked up the moves and techniques very quickly, and with his strength and size he was able to use them very efficiently to submit me. He was unfailingly gracious in his thanks for the things I showed him. Once he internalizes those moves, he will be a total beast on the mats – his strength and size, combined with knowledge of some of the BJJ 'finishing moves', will make him unstoppable. But he always wrestles safely and sanely, so I will wrestle him again (we've already scheduled a rematch), and look forward to mat time with him as well as his company. Guys like him are why I wrestle and use this site.
DenverWrestler is recommended by DARE68
So I get this message on Meetfighters from this American guy who has wrestled an extremely impressive number of guys from the site. What to do? 'Oh, what the hell' I think, 'What doesn't kill you only makes you stronger'. We started our meet by testing each others strength and going for submissions. My learned opponent soon realised that this boy needed taking in hand & very kindly spent his valuable time coaching and allowing me to practice. This meet will be most memorable, not only because It was my first ever fight at Grove Park but primarily for the tuition & patience shown by this seasoned veteran. Off the mats he's an intelligent, witty & cheeky chappie. I sincerely hope we can hook up again before he heads back to the US.
DARE68 is recommended by The Enigma
We'd been taunting each other for a few weeks and when I picked him up in Manchester and checked the size of him I was fearing the worst. He got one of those big guns round my head early on and I submitted and we'd only been at it a couple of minutes. So I looked him in the eye and thought "right you" and subbed him a few times, trying not to let him get up or get his breath back because he's a big strong lad. I got the win this time but I suspect my new buddy will be out to rectify that. Lovely fella off the mats though.
The Enigma is recommended by DARE68
I’ve always wanted to wrestle Dave. I used to watch hi. On the Bulldog videos back in the day and admired his look and attitude. On rejoining the wrestling circuit we started chatting on MF and his leftfield approach and public image (you seen some of those videos?) may be disconcerting for some. However, this guy is pure gold. A gentlemen, amazing wrestler and all round good bloke. We wrestled In Dave’s rather limited mat area at home which was rather restricting. Give the guy his due though, he was experienced enough to work with that and my weight height advantage. I got a couple of subs In but this was Dave’s match. Fair play. I will be back mate
It was a real pleasure to meet the legend Dare in real life and he certainly didn't disappoint me. He overshadowed me in many ways -skills, weight, build-, but we still managed to find a way to make it work for both of us. A true gent on and off the mats and someone I can definitely recommend! Ready for round 2!
Over to East London on the DLR for a wrestle with Razkal and am certainly glad I did. To be fair there was somewhat of a mismatch based on builds and training preferences. However, this guy can hold his own and certainly likes to mess with the big lads. Certainly recommended and a really nice guy too.
What can I say - this fighter is charming, handsome and strong. Our space was very limited (bloody hotel rooms) but we utilised what we could to full effect. Bigbeefydare was an absolute pleasure to roll with.
And if he plans to up his stamina we are all screwed! I am still bealing from that headlock he sneaked onto me! It's going to be interesting to see how BDD develops. Watch out meetfighters!
Fit, wiry, feisty and full on. That's the type of match you'll get from Fitscot. Very experienced and knowledgeable wrestler (ju-jitsu trained) who is defiant and will not submit easily. A truly great match and I certainly look forward to our rematch in the ring as there's certainly a need on both sides to continue this. Nice one mate.
DARE68 is recommended by Lincoln Lad
Wow. What a great guy to meet and wrestle! Dare is an awesome fella on the mats and a perfect gentleman off them. He's very very strong and has the body and looks of a real pro in his gear. I had such a great time fighting this humble and unassuming guy - he's totally modest about his previous stardom (!) - and is interesting, funny and entertaining in equal measures in conversation afterwards. Meet him if you can! Total 100% recommendation from me. Can't wait for the rematch!!
Lincoln Lad is recommended by DARE68
Lincoln-Lad is a force of nature! Blimey, does this guy know how to wrestle and dominate his opponent. That being said, off the mats he's an absolute diamond. Passionate about his wrestling, articulate in conversation & the perfect host. Thoroughly enjoyed the time I spent at his (thanks also to you, Mark) and will definitely be training harder to get to this guys level of competition. There will be a rematch and next time I'll stuff ya! Cheers mate.
DARE68 is recommended by hunkywrestler
met up with bigbeefydare after having my eye on him for years.
Really cool beefy guy into pro gear and he is not timid about throwing his weight and strength around, so be ready for him. He is like an ox. We had a hot wrestling session with his strength dominating me but I still managed a few submissions. Really enjoyed our session and looking forward to our next meet in the ring. Genuinely cool guy with a great frame and look.
hunkywrestler is recommended by DARE68
Absolute pleasure to meet this softly spoken adonis of wrestling. Our paths nearly crossed prior to my long hiatus but fate finally put us in a hotel room to face one another. This guy is strong, supple and knows how to handle himself. Once again, my weight advantage made life difficult for him but he was relentless and took every opportunity to counter an attack. A hotel room just isn't sufficient for two guys like us and I very much hope we get to finish it in the ring.
Met Dare on a flying visit, really glad I did - looks awesome and is a strong and determined opponent. Enjoyed my time with him and am looking forward to a real match on mats and in gear.
His new recommendation is very unfair on his part. Dare being of big and beefy stature really did go to town on me - the things he said he was going to write about me - he did not. Which is kind. I got beat. Big time - in his pro gear (in which he looks the part) he turned into a nasty heel who used his weight to his advantage - a day after and I ache a lot. Stamina was all I had on my side and I got some cheeky subs in towards the end of our pro ring bout only due to him tiring.
Look forward to tagging with him on my side next.
Met Toonarmy in a hotel room for a match prior to him taking a business flight the next day. Great bloke. Smaller than me but handles himself extremely well, just watch out for those powerful legs! Multiple submissions scored on both sides and the chemistry between us was good. I'm really hoping to meet Toonarmy again in the near future as I want the bastard on the mats in pro gear for our next match. Let's do this properly! Oh, and sorry about the bruised nose :)
So after much verbal posturing on both sides via Whatsapp, Toonarmy & I set a date to meet at Walthamstow ring. Having previously wrestled this guy (see above) I was s nervous as hell 'cos he's certainly no pushover and those legs are fatal. A great promission bout that seemed to go on forever, boy that guy's got stamina. However, I think it's fair to say my weight advantage saw me clear. That being said, wha I admire about Toonarmy is his undiminishable spirit -he just gets up time after time and brings it! A fantastic time on the mats, a gutsy fighter and a very good friend. T'il next time, mate!
DARE68 is recommended by Ben skull stephens
We met today at Walthamstow ring 11th February 2018 for a give and take British professional wrestling match and WOW what a Brilliant match it was and without doubt has to be one of my favourite bouts, it is not often you meet a good calibre of guy who can wrestle to a good standard as Bigbeefydare did, we wrestled for a good couple of hours , and i had an amazing time, I have to admit it has been one of the best professional matches I've done for a while there was lots grunts and groans between us , we styled it on the World of sport wrestling format , for me Mr Dare is a strong wrestler who picks up the holds and moves well, who I agree works like me on the premise that we work together and we sing from the same hymn sheet, and as they say in football 'RESULT ' we did and well it was amazing , I am not disapointed at all with the result, we plan to meet again to get a few bouts under our belt , and I am proud to say I will not refuse, he has the classic look in his gear of a professional wrestler and he has a great attitude loads of potential which stands him in good stead for future prowrestling, to me one of the best . Out of the ring the nicest guy you can meet and chat with intelligent and kind bloke.
Altogether a great day and a good man.
Ben skull stephens is recommended by DARE68
Had been talking to Ben on Meet Fighters regarding the possibility of doing some pro wrestling. He was aware of the Bulldog video but I explained that my pro experience was very limited and that I might be somewhat rusty, so we arranged to meet at Walthamstow ring on a 'see how it goes' basis and to take things from there. Being a teacher by trade myself, I have to say Ben was amazing. He assessed my capabilities and gradually introduced me to a number of pro moves , ensuring I had sufficient time to practice and in doing so built my confidence. Through Ben's expert guidance we started to work through a number of scenarios and eventually progressed onto a number of rounds. I had a fantastic experience with Ben who is a superb & patient wrestler and teacher. I'm hoping we'll meet again in the not too distant future so I can further develop my skills in this area and look forward to hitting the mats with this legend of the ring soon. Those of you wishing to explore the WOS/pro style of wrestling would do well to seek the support, knowledge and skills of this master of his art. Thanks Ben
DARE68 is recommended by Blackwrestle
One thing is definite we are going to meet again.
This man is one of those guys that he looks and acts the part. Though he's beenot away from the mats for a while he has not lost his love and skill for the sport.
In no time at all we both sweating buckets having a great back and forth session. He's tall and string and man worth the meet.
Off the mats he's socialable and articulate and a great person to have a drink with
BRING IT ON FOR MANY MORE