Back on after 6 months.
Piece of advice I received from a friend. It's so true.
"I feel so much better for letting go & I've come to the realization that some people are a part of my history, but not a part of my destiny."
Hi there, firstly thanks for looking at my profile, really appreciate it. I'm in and out of this site at the moment more often than dancing the Hokey Cokey, and not sure why I am still here. Answers on the back of a postage stamp please!
Back in Liverpool after my travels.
I am a Liverpool lad born and bred and am into wrestling. Have had a few bouts in the past (not very good) but want more. I dont mind the opponent and invitations from younger and lighter are more than welcome. I can't host but am willing to travel. So if you are interested, please contact me. And thanks to those who have in the past!
P.S. That is NOT a wedding ring on my finger, its 3rd finger RIGHT hand!
- United Kingdom, Hightown
I am willing to travel 50 miles
StatsAge: 54-year-old Male
Stats: 5'8" (173 cm), 234 lbs (106 kg)
Languages spoken: English
Gear: singlets shorts trunks
Last login: 36 minutes ago
Last modified: 16 days ago
Start of membership: 10/01/2009 4:12 PM
Past OpponentsATONMAN bassman Ben skull stephens Celticmuscle Christos dadwrestle Danywrestler eastcheshireguy fitguy2 Glasgow1971 GrappleViking Ironbull Koiboy Lomandlad42 mackemsub muscldfighter Northernbeef65 scotsgrappler Tanker The Enigma Vanman v vv v wjones
- 10/13/2018 12:00 PM: October 2018 Open Wrestle Group (OWG) Wrestling Day – Manchester UK (Organizer: JOHN1953; Awaiting applicants )
- 10/09/2017 1:00 PM: MONDAY LONDON MEETING 2017 (Organizer: ATONMAN; Event completed )
- 10/07/2017 1:00 PM: SATURDAY LONDON MEETING 2017 (Organizer: ATONMAN; Event completed )
- 2/04/2016 9:05 PM: #KIT Wrestling @ Eagle (Organizer: leicswrestle; Event completed )
- 6/13/2015 12:00 PM: Johns Manchester Meet 12 (Organizer: John D Cotterill; Event completed )
- 12/13/2014 11:00 AM: OWG- XXX (Organizer: bear2967; Event completed )
- 7/26/2014 12:00 PM: Robert England's 50th Birthday - Manchester UK (Organizer: matworker; Event completed )
- 5/10/2014 12:00 PM: John Manchester Meet 8 (Organizer: John D Cotterill; Event completed )
- 4/05/2014 12:00 PM: April 2014 Grapevine Group Wrestling Day - Manchester UK (Organizer: matworker; Event completed )
- 3/15/2014 12:00 PM: My Birthday Bash 2014 Manchester UK (Organizer: matworker; Event completed )
- 1/04/2014 12:00 PM: January 2014 Grapevine Group Wrestling Day Manchester (Organizer: matworker; Event completed )
- 11/09/2013 1:00 PM: Johns Manchester Meet 6 (Organizer: John D Cotterill; Event completed )
- 9/14/2013 1:00 PM: Johns Manchester Meet (Organizer: John D Cotterill; Event completed )
- 7/06/2013 12:00 PM: July Grapevine Group Wrestling Day - The Wrestling Factory (Pippa's) Manchester (Organizer: matworker; Event completed )
- 5/11/2013 11:00 AM: Wrestling Meet (Organizer: bear2967; Event completed )
- 4/13/2013 11:00 AM: OWG meet XX (Organizer: bear2967; Event completed )
- 4/06/2013 12:00 PM: April Grapevine Group Wrestling Day - The Wrestling Factory (Pippa's) Manchester (Organizer: matworker; Event completed )
- 2/09/2013 11:00 AM: OWG meet XVIIII (Organizer: bear2967; Event completed )
- 9/08/2012 1:00 PM: Johns Missing Month Manchester Meets (Organizer: wrestler1; Event completed )
- 7/07/2012 1:00 PM: 7th July 2012 - Grapevine Group Wrestling Day - The Wrestling Factory (Pippas) Manchester UK (Organizer: matworker; Event completed )
- 2/11/2012 12:00 PM: OWG Meet XIII (Organizer: bear2967; Event completed )
- 1/07/2012 2:00 PM: 7th January 2012 Grapevine Group Wrestling Day - The Wrestling Factory (Pippas) Manchester (Organizer: matworker; Event completed )
- 6/11/2011 1:00 PM: Open Wresle Group Meet VIIII (Organizer: bear2967; Event completed )
- 2/12/2011 12:00 PM: Open Wrestle Group Meet VII event (Organizer: bear2967; Event completed )
- 12/11/2010 12:00 PM: Open Wrestle Group Meet VI event (Organizer: bear2967; Event completed )
muscldfighter is recommended by heralduk
This was removed somehow and I dont know how!
Joe - my apologies:
Its a number of years now since I last fought this guy but I remember it as one of my most favourite matches as short as it was.
Joe has THE most incredible physique I had seen on any wrestler I had met and was as nervous as hell when he challenged me. But I had turned up for wrestle him and here was my chance.
Joe is a most clever wrestler and do not be put off when you think you are on top and he has his eyes closed, he's not asleep, just working out his best and next line of attack. For a few minutes I thought I had a chance against him, but his speed and quick thinking soon turned the match around and I was submitting.
A second round? I had to take it but like the 1st I was soon submitting to his more technical skill.
Joe is an incredible wrestler and a top guy off the mats, one who I am honoured to call a true friend these days.
I would not hesitate to recommend this guy to you.
heralduk is recommended by dadwrestle
What can you say about this guy? He's just one of the best!! Great sense of fun and humour off the mats; a good, solid, reliable wrestle on them! We've battled over the years, and I can say, hand on heart, there has never been a match that has not been 100% enjoyable. Don't be fooled by the smile....he's tough! If he issues a challenge, accept. You won't regret it. Sane, safe and punctual, too. GOLD STAR RECOMMENDATION!
dadwrestle is recommended by heralduk
I think dadwrestle was one of the first people I spoke to when I joined this site and have stuck up a great friendship with him.
He is a big man in size, stature and reputation and he lives up to everything that is said of him. Once he has you down, you better think of many escape routes as he can counter most if not every move you make. Or just tap!
Great pleasure to be be with and an honour to call him a friend.
Cannot recommend this guy highly enough.
Wrestled heralduk a few time in those group meets in Manchester. He was strong and determined that he never gave up till he got a submission from me, yet he was safe and sane. Off the mat he was fun and chatty. It's always nice to meet him and surely there are more matches between us in the future.
One thing I remember about this guy is he is always willing to take a challenge no matter the size of the opponent. I am one who is much bigger than him but he was willing to take me on. And boy did he surprise me with his strength Small and strong, with the heart of a lion an never gives up.
A great match and is always a pleasure to meet him on and off the mats. One who I really look forward to meeting again!
heralduk is recommended by Ben skull stephens
I have been chatting on and off a while to this fine man WHAT the heck hes at the London meet today 10 th October 2017 ,WOW a man and a half he is my ideal opponent and didn't he meet amazing expectations to the extent the swear box needed some cash ,he is a great wrestler to me of great calibre it was a sweaty man vs man bout strength test of masculine proportion I think we went over the time allocated about 3 times but hell it was worth it , I so want a challenge match second and third time please
off the mats a genuine honest fella who I hold in high regard as a worthy opponent miss this guy miss at your peril he is man mountain a true favourite of mine round two please asap
Ben skull stephens is recommended by heralduk
I met Ben for the first time yesterday, and I hope it wasn't the last time we will wrestle. We had been chatting and I must have forgotten to tell him I would be in London for the meeting on 9-10-17.
Looks great in his gear and was a pleasure to talk to off the mats. On them his training is apparent and he never gave up. It was one of the longest hardest and sweatiest matches I have ever had and was a pleasure to be in.
Thanks Ben and I look forward to our next matches!
heralduk is recommended by Lomandlad42
09-10-17 got the opportunity to take on Heralduk for another great session. It’s been about three years since we last met but he’s still as strong and stubborn to sub as I remember. Great to and fro match exchanging some great holds. Lovely fella too and it was great to catch up 👍 highly recommended
Great fella to roll with!! Had the opportunity to wrestle Heralduk at Pippa place in Manchester and he certainly didn't disappoint 👍👍
Very knowledgeable and knows his stuff. Looks the part and can definitely back it up. Great guy to wrestle and highly recommended for a good match, really down to earth and is also excellent company off the mats too. Hope our paths cross again soon 👍 Cheers buddy
Lomandlad42 is recommended by heralduk
144 recommendations for Jay,so what can the 145th say that's different? Very little to be honest, its all been said before, but here's my chance to say something.
I met Jay a few years ago and found him to be a most formidable opponent, I'd forgotten how formidable until yesterday. He is incredibly strong, tenacious and when you add his knowledge for the sport, one hell of an opponent to fight. He got me down on the mat very quickly and kept command of the match. I was able not to tap to every attack he produced but eventually had to succumb to his superiority.
Its taken 3-4 years to get a rematch and I was so glad I got the opportunity. Off the mats he is great company and a pleasure to be with. I strongly recommend any opportunity to fight this man and I hope to get another chance - preferably sooner than another 3-4 years!
heralduk is recommended by scotsgrappler
A fun wrestler who enjoys his grappling. Don't let the gentle manner and pleasant smile fool you. He will floor you if he can and you will find yourself in a rather challenging headlock or arm bar quite quickly. Looks out for lighter built opponents.
heralduk is recommended by GrappleViking
Heralduk was such a delightful meet! After chatting for some time, we seized the opportunity given, and wrestled at Pippas.
Herald is both much stronger, bigger and more experienced than myself. It didn't stop us from having a wonderful match! We fought hard, and I'm definitely already looking forward to another match.
He is truly a genuinely funny person, and will have you cracking up more than once! A true friend, and a lovely person to hang with off the mats as well! You're guaranteed a great time if you meet up with Herald!
Looking forward to future matches.
GrappleViking is recommended by heralduk
This was written last year but was deleted.
Just read all the recommendations for GrappleViking and it's hard to add anything.
For someone who says he's a novice he has incredible skill. Extremely strong and tough. He seems not to have a grasp of how to wrestle but the real grounding and knowledge. He is a really decent lad on the mats and if you get a chance to take him on do so but make sure you are his last match. If he's knackered you might have a chance.
Off the mats, he is a real gentleman damn good company and someone you look forward to meeting again.
Thanks pal and look forward to the next match.
heralduk is recommended by Danywrestler
Is a good challenge to fight with this heavyweight fighter.
Besides, him knows what he does and how to move on the mat.
Wrestler pleasant, competitive and recommended
Danywrestler is recommended by heralduk
CompetitorUE, came to a meeting in Manchester on Saturday. Quiet and alone I said hello but due to him having little English and me less Spanish, conversation was difficult, but when I offered him a challenge - he understood that 😀.
As he stood up I noticed the size of his biceps, and as his T shirt came off, it exposed a fantastic physique. I suspected he would be strong and I was right, very strong and powerful. Add to the mix his knowledge of grappling and I realised soon I was destined for a hard match.
When on top of me I was working with one arm as my right was trapped and no way could i release it. Somehow I did and rolled him over but it was not for long and soon he had me tapping.
A match I thoroughly enjoyed having with this excellent, safe sane, strong and knowledgeable wrestler. I would recommend him strongly and hope we can wrestle again soon.
heralduk is recommended by Celticmuscle
Had an opportunity a while back to face this beast in a tag team match.....Me with Fitguy2 versus Herald and Scotsgrappler. A great match was had by all. Herald is a very powerful guy and can use that power very effectively. Really enjoyed tussling with a bigger guy like him in a true test of strength match. Really enjoyable encounter with a truly nice guy, whose demeanour off the mats showed just how genuine and nice a guy he is at heart......on the mats the demeanour changes a bit btw....so be warned...LOL....would def recommend this good guy for a match.
Known Herald a few years now, Although only got to wrestle him for the first time last year. He is built to wrestle and is a strong ,skilled tenacious, satisfying opponent , totally safe and sane. Physique & looks wise a cross between Mick McManus & Mick McMichael.
Off the mats a nice friendly approachable guy who is easy to talk too.
I've seen Tanker over the years at many meetings in Manchester and I wondered if I would ever get the opportunity to fight him. The opportunity came and I am glad I did.
Tanker is super strong and when he got me on the mat I should have tapped straightaway - I was going nowhere. Maybe pride or stubbornness wouldn't allow me to, so I kept trying. Eventally worn down by his skill and his strength the eventual happened.
Also noticable about him is he is willing to take on anyone, from the lightest to the heaviest and in watching his matches with lightweights, he has NEVER used his weight against them, so those lighter than him - be afraid of his skill do not be afraid of him being heavier than you!
I am so glad I took the opportunity when it came and I hope to fight him again. Off the mats he is really great company and fun to be with. I do enjoy meeting up with him.
I would not hesitate in recommending Tanker to anyone.
This man is strong, aggressive, and enthusiastic about wrestling. He does not give up easily: he fights and wrestles back until there is no escape. Even after tapping, he still does not feel defeated and he is ready to go again with even bigger vigor. He is perfectly built for wrestling, and most of all, he has the nicest strongest large thighs and great legs: wish I could experience more of his scissors. Outside the ring and off the mats, he is the perfect gentleman with the nicest most genuine personality. Saying “highly recommended” is an understatement.
My God this man is strong tough and incredibly skillful. Add to the mix his martial arts background you will be submitting in moments - I know I did!
He is a very safe sane and respectful wrestler and willing to give you tips and show you some moves, but try and get him in them? he should be called Houdini not wjones!!!!!
Was a pleasure to meet you and hope we can do so again!
Heralduk is a strong guy who doesn't tap out easily with good stamina. Even though he is heavier than me I felt that it was really safe wrestling him. I had the pleasure enjoying wrestling him twice. He has a friendly face and a stocky built. I enjoyed wrestling him in the past and I know that I will wrestle him in again in the future... totally recommended!!!
I've had the pleasure of fighting Christos on a couple of occasions. The first time he seemed extremely nervous and unsure whether to fight me or not. I was the one who got the surprise. As he took his t-shirt off, the first thing I noticed was his incredible physique - he has an amazing body and strong and powerful thighs.
our first meet we started on our knees and it was a light session with moves going to and fro and I hope he enjoyed our match as much as I did.
A year or so later Christos visited these shores again and this time we met on our own. For over 30 minutes we fought a long hard battle with submissions going either way and what bonus I had in weight was overcome by his super strength.
A short break and we were at loggerheads again for another long hard battle. I had to do something to try and get the upperhand, and thankfully we were in the ring so I could trap him in the corner and be a nasty heel for once. After a long hard match where pounds or kilos were shed in sweat we shook hands and vowed to fight again.
I cannot recommend this guy enough and look forward to fighting him again soon!
heralduk is recommended by Glasgow1971
Was a pleasure to meet and wrestle Heralduk at the group meet at pippas, he's very strong and knowledgeable, has the old world of sport look about him, legs like tree trunks so don't get trapped in them. Off the mats he's a genuinely nice guy was nice chatting with, hope to meet again sometime. 100% recommendation from me
Glasgow1971 is recommended by heralduk
I had the luck to meet Glasgow1971 in May and it was a real pleasure to fight him. I had my eye on a match with him and he beat me to the challenge which I had to accept. Strong and tall I had my work cut out with him but managed to hold my own and get some submissions out of him.
A real pleasure to fight this guy and enjoy his company off the mats too.
Glasgow1971 comes with my strong recommendation.
heralduk is recommended by eastcheshireguy
Had a good, if brief, roll with this guy recently. He's strong and has plenty of moves to draw on and this is before his new interest in BJJ classes! Well worth hitting the mats with.
Also very friendly guy off the mats.
I look forward to more sessions.
eastcheshireguy is recommended by heralduk
As you walk on to the mats with Andy you realise just what an amazing physique he has; an incredible body. When you get to grips with him you realise that not only is he muscled but very stong too. When you add to the mix his experience and his knowledge of wrestling you have an immense opponent in front of you.
Sadly time restraints meant we only had a quick match but it was enough times for a number of submissions to be had, more chalked up on his side than mine!
Andy is a really decent and genuine guy who it was a pleasure to meet, fight and enjoy his company and I hope that was the first of more meets.
What a wrestler!
Wrestled him a few times now, each time seems harder than the first.
Great guy to lockup with because he doesn't hold back when trying a hold, that being said if you are trying to get him to tap it's best not to hold back either. He can roll with the best.
I have had the pleasure of meeting vanman on a couple of occasions and he seems to get better and stronger everytime I've met him. Strong and knowledgeable he takes his time wear you down and then pounces on you to get the win.
I real pleasure to fight this guy and I do not hesitate to recommend him, and look forward to our next fight.
heralduk is recommended by The Enigma
Man mountain, thought I was going to get pasted but I was up for it and managed to get him down and work him a bit which was thoroughly enjoyable but you have to keep your wits about you wrestling this big hard bloke.
The Enigma is recommended by heralduk
I met the Enigma at Rochdale (when we had that great facility!). I arrived first and was asked to be in the corner for when he arrived, dutifully I obliged. He arrived in character and when he got into the ring, after the formalities we go to the task in hand. I had heard how good a wrestler Dave is and how technical and strong he was and I was soon to experience the full hit that is the Enigma. He was very powerful and technical, he knew just how to take on a bigger guy and it was a great match for me to be in. The is an experienced and knowledgeable wrestler, a great opponent and I was happy to get at least one submission on him.
Off the mats and out of character he is a really decent guy and great company.
Do I recommend him - if I didn't I wouldn't be typing this now. Yes I do recommend him and look forward to our next match.
Finally had a chance to wrestle Herald in between his globe trotting. Big strong man who got me tapping faster than Fred Astaire but I worked my way back to the equaliser in round 2.
Thoroughly enjoyed the match. Apparently we were chatting like fishwives (according to Vanman) between rounds and I can't argue with that 😁😁... I prefer to think of it as good company.
Highly recommended .
We have spoken for some time about meeting and eventually I got the chance to wrestle this guy.
I think for some it may initially have looked a bit of a boring match but to be in it it wasn't it was a real test of strength and we took energy out of me. I had to be careful of his sudden quick moves to try and unbalance me and get me off my feet which i failed to do and once I was on the mat I discovered the power and the strength of this guy, Ironbull is certainly a name which describes this guy.
Strong and powerful, knowledgeable and technical, this guy is a real must be on your list of competitors if you want a great match. Off the mats he is a really decent man and easy to chat to.
I highly recommend Ironbull to you and look forward to the chance of meeting him again soon.