Been wrestling a while now but by no means an expert! I definitely don’t take things too seriously match wise and prefer a relaxed fun style match. On the very odd occasion that I can stay focussed long enough I can go competitive and when I do I can hold my own.
Looking for all types of guys to wrestle safely and sanely but with a preference to in shape guys but that’s not a deal breaker.
I can host here and have space with a few mats to use. I’m happy to accommodate overnight if you’re a distance away...
Match structure: Give and take, Squash match, Play wrestling, Practicing techniques, Tag team / group fights, Two on one, Outdoors fights, Looking for coach
Specific wrestling styles: Promission, Brit pro wrestling, Folkstyle, Going to matches
Miscellaneous interests: Friendship, Photo swapping, I'm a heel, I'm a jobber
- United Kingdom, Stanton Hill
Place of residence
- Thailand, Patong (I'm here between 2/14/2018 and 2/26/2018)
- Thailand, Bangkok (I'm here between 2/26/2018 and 3/01/2018)
I am willing to travel 75 miles
I am willing to host.
StatsAge: 39-year-old Gay Male
Stats: 5'11" (180 cm), 192 lbs (87 kg)
Gear: speedos shorts singlet
Last login: 25 minutes ago
Last modified: 12 days ago
Start of membership: 6/16/2010 9:01 AM
Past OpponentsA1Jobberlad borets Cr-cb danielkelly94 DenverWrestler eastcheshireguy finest fitman Friendly Heel Leglocklover little Tony Manchester_Man Midlandsbloke mzdijjmb NorthNotts northstaffs pitbull terrior Prosubswrestler slpt Squashlad Steve Shock sundaylight Torrnado
- 4/07/2018 12:00 PM: April Grapevine Group Wrestling Day - Manchester UK (Organizer: matworker; Awaiting applicants )
- 1/06/2018 12:00 PM: January 2018 Grapevine Group Wrestling Day – Manchester UK (Organizer: matworker; Event completed )
- 8/02/2014 5:00 PM: mat room rumble (Organizer: ultimatedominator; Event completed )
wrestleruk1 is recommended by slpt
Just back from my longest UK wrestling trip yet, and I owe John an absolutely maaaaassive thanks for being an utter feckin legend! This guy took it upon himself to organise a full-on Midlands meet once we had set up our dates, and it was through him that I had the chance to meet some fantastic people I definitely want to see again. But back to the man of the hour: he's brilliant. He's ridiculously good looking. He's the kind of host you only come across every couple of years, always working tirelessly to make sure people have plenty to eat and drink. He has three adorable doggies to go on walks around the beautiful area where he lives. He was incredibly patient regarding the many annoying (minor) injuries I've sustained while staying with him. He's in my Top 10 Nicest Guys Ever. Now you must be going "well that's just GREAT luv, but what about the wrestling???" Ahahah! I'll tell you this: first you gotta actually manage to wrestle him away from domestic/host duties, and get him on (his own) mats. Then you better make sure you don't laugh or say anything funny (so as to not break his concentration), but also don't take it too seriously (cause then he's the one that's gonna break out in laughter). Once all conditions are met... He's a very skilled fighter, strong and resilient, always playing himself down but packing a ridiculous amount of power! He's fast and very hard to shake off once he's on top, but the most important thing is: he has FUN wrestling, which to me is the ultimate telling sign of a truly good person. So the full package really, I can't recommend him enough!! Thanks a million for the unforgettable couple of days John, really appreciate it mate! Hope we can get the gang together again one of these days :D
slpt is recommended by wrestleruk1
It’s difficult to write a usual wrestling recommendation for slpt because after spending 2 fun filed days with him it’s tricky to include everything I wanted to say about this exceptional guy!
He was the perfect house guest to accommodate here at my house and I instantly felt like I’d known him for years...he’s very open with his own personal life journey (and what a journey! both geographically speaking and emotionally speaking) which makes him even more endearing and interesting to talk to.
Wrestling wise....well, you only need to read his other recommendations for that, he looks incredible in his various singlets and can back up all his trash talk that he likes to give out. He’s upfront with the kind of match he likes and wants so there’s no ambiguity or awkwardness with him. He was far too skilled and strong for my wrestling style so was really pleased to have a few other guys around to give him the kind of match he likes.
I have no hesitation in recommending slpt to anyone who wants a great match and an intelligent, handsome and articulate guy to chat too during your meet. He’s more than welcome to come and stay at mine anytime he wants and I’m hoping he takes me up on that offer! Bryan....you’re an absolute star and had the best couple of days in your company!!!
wrestleruk1 is recommended by Squashlad
08/08/2017: It was brilliant to be invited to wrestleruk1's little meet at his with NorthNotts and A1Jobberlad and even better to be able to get to meet and wrestle them all. A super nice guy and a kind, generous and welcoming host, he doesn't take things too seriously, which is probably just as well for me, because if he chose to apply all the muscle (and there is a lot of muscle!) I would've needed to be mopped off his mats along with all the sweat. He is stupidly strong and getting anything off him was a lot of hard (although very enjoyable!) work. It's always nice to meet a guy whose photos are an accurate reflexion of his hard work at the gym, but what a photo can't tell you is what a lovely, sweet person he is. So let me do that. Safe, sane and very highly recommended, and with some very patable canine companions, wrestleruk1's a pleasure to have met and wrestled, and I hope that I get to do so again.
Squashlad is recommended by wrestleruk1
Met Craig, northnotts and A1jobberlad today for what turned out to be an excellent afternoon of wrestling. All the guys are great and I've met A1jobberlad and northnotts before (see previous recommendations) but first time for meeting squash!
I can only reiterate what everyone else has said about this guy...strong as an ox and skilled way beyond my level. The one thing I didn't pick up on in his many recommendations was how cool and laid back his attitude is...it's a bit of decoy so don't be fooled by it! Once he hits the mats he turns into a wrestling champion and outclassed me by miles....obviously I stood no chance but if you're gonna get beat might as well get beaten by the best! (That's my new motto) off the mats he's a lovely bloke and easy to chat too. He made the effort to travel up here at fairly short notice and I really appreciated it, what a lovely guy and big recommendation off me! Not sure he needs anymore recommendations though as he's inundated with wrestling and deservedly so! Oh and Craig....I still owe you a dinner!
wrestleruk1 is recommended by Midlandsbloke
Had a great time on Wrestleruk1's mats today. John is a very modest guy so let me just say at the outset that he's a handsome man with a great physique and has some good wrestling skills and don't let him tell you any different! He was generous enough to share some of his knowledge with me and practise some holds so I went away today feeling a bit more confident. While the wrestling was pretty intense we broke this up with a lot of chatting and laughing which made me feel very comfortable with this charming, attentive man. Great wrestling, great company and he even bought me lunch afterwards at his local. Thanks John for a very enjoyable time.
Midlandsbloke is recommended by wrestleruk1
Met the relatively newbie midlandsbloke today and had a great time! He's a handsome guy and all round very easy on the eye...(fantastic bod)
As usual with me there was plenty of chatting going on and just a bit of wrestling....he's a real strong bloke and will be a great wrestler when he's had a few more matches, so I'd get in there early if you want to stand any chance against him. He fights in a safe, sane and respectful way so the perfect opponent for me. Highly recommend and definitely welcome oop north anytime he wants to visit.
wrestleruk1 is recommended by A1Jobberlad
Was delighted when wrestleuk1 agreed to heel me especially as he usually does competitive. This hunks body is even better in person . He was a perfect host and made me feel at ease straight away and trying out his mats made it even better.
His moves and holds are more skilled than he lets on and he knew exactly how much pressure to apply and always respected my taps. Would love a future meet. Highly recommend.
A1Jobberlad is recommended by wrestleruk1
Just met A1jobberlad and what a great guy he is! Easy to chat too and a polite handsome chap. We wrestled for a while and chatted throughout, he's obviously a great jobber and let me try out several holds on him during the match. He's really flexible and up for anything you wanna try on him (all safe and sane) I really enjoyed it and hopefully will meet again if he wants to. Think I might have to get a bit more inventive next time and find my heel side somewhere!! Thanks A1 and you're more than welcome here anytime!
wrestleruk1 is recommended by fitman
I had a great time meeting this guy. Because of relatively small windows of opportunities to meet this wrestler went out if his way to make sure that we met despite his work commitments. He is in great shape and very hospitable....a normal ,fit hunky guy that has nothing to prove. Great chemistry and we both had a fun time....he is by no means a pushover despite myself being more experienced. Don't have any qualms about meeting up with him....you will not be disappointed and I do hope to squeeze another match in if he us up for it. Very positive experience indeed.
fitman is recommended by wrestleruk1
Had the great pleasure to welcome fitman onto my mats this morning on his way across the country. I appreciated his visit as he's (understandably) a popular guy and could of had any number of opponents lined up.
Wrestling wise...on the warmest day of the year in the uk and me coming off a 12hr night shift (that's my excuse) it was only gonna go one way! To be fair it would of been the same result regardless...fitman is an amazing wrestler, safe, sane,very easy on the eye and a funny guy. Obviously I was outclassed in every way but that's half the fun sometimes...if you're ever lucky enough to meet this charming officianado of the wrestling world then go for it! Thanks fitman....
wrestleruk1 is recommended by finest
Total blast and the best way to end my 2016 matches!
After a few weeks off the mats I'm confronted by a very strong and very fit wrestler (just check out his profile pics, washboard abs, bulging biceps etc!), so I got a bit nervous. We had a great match and thankfully I had the train journey home to recover.
Wrestling aside, John is a charming, interesting guy and it was a pleasure to be share his company.
Definitely the guy you want to wrestle in 2017 :)
finest is recommended by wrestleruk1
Had a great time with finest today! And he certainly lives up to his name...a smart, laid back guy with a certain charm and whit that's difficult to find these days...after chatting for ages we hit the matts (tresses) for a hotel match....obviously a great wrestler and extremely safe and sane. Had me tied up in knots in no time but all very polite and efficient....he's very self deprecating and will hate the fact that I'm writing good things about him, though he deserves every compliment that anyone has ever written of him. If you want to meet a real gentleman with a great outlook and attitude to life, who also happens to be a great wrestler then finest is your man....hopefully our paths will cross again at some point in the future.
wrestleruk1 is recommended by sundaylight
Had a great time, he's pretty well skilled and combines it with some real strength. Great conversation too. Taught me a few good moves.
sundaylight is recommended by wrestleruk1
Had a great wrestle tonight with Sundaylight....he's a really easy guy to chat too and looks the part in his (or mine) gear! Has all the tools to make a great wrestler and just needs a few more matches under his belt. Once he gets a bit more experience he'll be a force to be reckoned with. Had a good 2 hours of wrestling with him and look forward to another session sometime soon. Nice guy and easy to arrange with. Thanks for a great evening!
wrestleruk1 is recommended by eastcheshireguy
After chatting for a long while and a couple of unavoidable cancellations it was great to finally meet this guy.
He'd had a spell out of wrestling so we'd agreed a slow start to ease back in - fine for an older guy like me! That lasted about 20 seconds past lockup! He's a powerful guy and comes at you quite willingly. Before you know it you're struggling with his built arms and shoulders. So full on rolling was soon the style.
He's a quick mover and soon has you shifted round to attack your legs if you're not careful. He's also keen on using his legs, which are pretty strong, as part of the attack, sanely I hasten to add. He has some good moves for both. We battled for a couple of hours, with the odd pause for breath, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Great guy to chat to off the mats too and we took in some local sights afterwards.
Catch before he's back up to full speed. I definitely look forward to round 2.
eastcheshireguy is recommended by wrestleruk1
Met Andy today and can't add an awful lot to what everyone else has had to say about the guy...much bigger in the flesh than in his pics and obviously as strong as an ox! I can verify what everyone else has said about him being a great guy and a very considerate wrestler. I didn't really stand much of a chance against his experience and strength but I hope I gave him a decent match. Would definitely like to meet again and really appreciated him making the trek over the pennies to meet. No matter what your level of experience I think Andy would tailor his skills to suit yours and ensure you had a great time....I know I did! Cheers Andy and next time I'll get some lunch in! 😉
wrestleruk1 is recommended by little Tony
Met John again and had a great time. Knew I was in for a workover (well u just got to look at him conpared to me to know how it might go) but he didnt get it all his own way this time hehehe !
He's a great host and looks awesome in his speedos - look forward to next time
Met John along with Northnotts.
Had an enjoyable wrestle, certainly put me thru my paces, he looks great in his gear and knows how to put the holds on (beware those scissors). He's easy to chat to and is a good host (and makes a great coffee)
Till next time
little Tony is recommended by wrestleruk1
14.6.16.... Met Tony again today for round 2 and have to say he's a whole lot stronger than I remember him being! Kept me on my toes throughout and what I thought would be an easy meet turned into more of a challenge!! He's a great guy though and hope I get the chance of a round 3! Always appreciate him making the effort to get here too...top bloke all round! Cheers Tony!
Met Tony today as part of a 3 way match with Northnotts, really enjoyed our meet and was good to finally wrestle him. He looks great in his gear and can certainly handle himself. Will look forward to many more fights with this guy. He's a speedy wrestler with some good strength behind him...
Really appreciated you travelling over too Tony. Till next time.....
wrestleruk1 is recommended by Cr-cb
Met this guy on my way up north, and can say its definately worth it. He is a really good wrestler, with both great strenght and technique . Additionaly, if it wasnt obvious from his pics, he looks amazing in gear. We wrestled for a couple of hours and it was really fun, subs left and right. Posseses one of the most intenense sissors i ever experienced. Off the mats wrestleruk1 is really nice and a easy going guy. He was such a nice host who really made you feel welcome! Post match he even took me for some sightseeing in the area. Overall, a definate recommendation. If you are looking for a match as you are travelling across the UK he is your man! Looking forward to a rematch!!
Cr-cb is recommended by wrestleruk1
Had the great pleasure of meeting this guy this morning and wrestling for a couple of hours pretty much none stop. He was good enough to stop off en route to the north east to meet me and so glad he did! He's a good looking guy and intelligent so was very easy to chat with.
Wrestling wise...he's strong, very safe and sane. He doesn't tap easily and makes you work hard for any subs that you can get. You need to watch out for his choke holds and scissors though!! Not much room for escape once he's locked on! He had quite a few subs off me with them! There's no way you'd know he's only been wrestling for a relatively short space of time, which only suggests that this guy will be even better with time. It was a great match and a real challenge to see who would come out on top...hope they'll be a rematch at some point but not sure I'd wanna leave it too long otherwise I'll be getting my butt kicked good and proper!
Thanks again 'm' and hope to see you soon!
wrestleruk1 is recommended by Leglocklover
20/5/16 I met John for my first try at "Lube wrestling" at the Sheffield Sauna. I have to say it was not unlike oil wrestling which I have done before and John and I had 3 or 4 matches during the night, each time both of us slipping and sliding but determined to get the sub. John is a great guy and I know I will never tire of wrestling with him, as we just have a great chemistry on the mats. Looking forward to the next lube match but before then I will see you on the mats for a "regular" match...Just watch for the headlocks buddy!
I felt like I knew John really well even before we met today as we had been messaging each other for months. He completely lived up to my expectations of being a really lovely guy. He has an incredible physique and legs that are solid. I failed to get one of my trusted leglocks onto him and to add to further humiliation he got me to submit by putting me in one. He is a far better wrestler than he realises and although our time today was brief I can't wait to meet again and spend longer wrestling this stud. Thanks John for an amazing time and here's to the next time.
Leglocklover is recommended by wrestleruk1
UPDATE:Met Carl again on Friday night for a night of wrestling at my local sauna in Sheffield...Really appreciated he took the time to travel over and even booked a hotel! First time for me wrestling in lube and with a few other guys watching...had a great night thanks to Carl and ended up wrestling with him all evening on and off! He's a great guy to fight with, safe, sane and fit! Hoping the guys in Sheffield do the evening again as it has potential to be a really good night out! If they do Carl then I'll be waiting for ya! Grrrrrrrrrr!!! Thanks again matey.
After months of chatting with Carl we finally got to meet! What a great bloke! I already knew we'd get on fine but was so good to actually see him in the flesh and not just chat on line. Carl's obviously a great wrestler and has a mean choke hold, think he was being a little cautious with me due to my ongoing health issues. Really enjoyed our wrestle and think I just about held my own but not sure I would of had he been in normal mode and not looking out for me. If you want a great looking guy who looks amazing in gear and wrestles well...look no further! Will deffinitley be up for another match with you Carl, anytime!! ;-)
wrestleruk1 is recommended by DenverWrestler
An all-round great guy and a total pleasure to wrestle!!!!
Super nice, great personality, terrific body with incredibly solid strong legs, and someone who really enjoys wrestling and makes it just as much fun for his opponent. He doesn't take himself too seriously but is determined to expand and improve his skills and picks up new moves and holds quickly. I can't say enough good things about him, and I am lucky that I had the chance to meet and wrestle such a top quality guy. I think anyone who gets a match with him will be very glad that they did!
DenverWrestler is recommended by wrestleruk1
Had the great pleasure of meeting Allen this morning and had a great time! Of course I didn't stand a chance against this experienced seasoned wrestler but I sure as hell enjoyed trying! He gave me a few extra holds to try out on my future opponents and was very generous with his compliments. No need for any more recommendations but if you get the chance....snap his hand off! Top bloke and even better fighter..:-))
wrestleruk1 is recommended by NorthNotts
Wow what a great wrestler and a great guy. Had two meets and these will be the first of many. Careful and considerate and looks amazing as he looks after himself as a regular gym goer. Cant recommend enough.
Round 3 and another great wrestle with this great friendly well built wrestler. Our toughest match to date with each getting subs from each other. If you get a chance to wrestle him take up the offer. Cant recommend enough and round 4 will be sooner rather than later.
17 sept. Round 4. Just cant get enough of wrestling wrestleruk1. I have said it before but will say it again he is a thoroughly great bloke to meet and wrestle with. We have met every week for the last four weeks. Each time our meets get better and better as we both learn moves from each other. Our meets last three to four hours but feel much less as time whizzes by so quickly with both great wrestling and great conversation. He is well built but a gentle giant with this 5ft4 little guy. Wrestleruk1 is a brilliant host, brilliant safe and sane wrestler but also a good mate. I could wrestle him all day everyday if i could. Round 5 cant come soon enough. Thoroughly recommended in every respect.
October. Wow another great match with this guy. His skills are getting better and better. Great match with almost equal subs from both. What with being well built and now with an arsenal of holds i am getting concerned he is gonna wipe the floor with me soon. I dont care though as he is a great guy and i could wrestle him all day win or lose. Cant recommend highly enough.
NorthNotts is recommended by wrestleruk1
I have met Northnotts on too many occasions to mention and written lots of recommendations before for him. Just thought I'd update this one.
If you haven't met Northnotts your missing out on a treat! He's a fantastic wrestler and good guy all round. He's one of my best mates on here and has stuck with me through all my injuries (far too many) whilst I've not been able to wrestle. Today was my first match back with him in a while and have to admit I was a little worried cos I know how tenacious he can be, I needn't of been worried at all, true to his word he tamed things down a little and we just had 2.5 hours of great wrestling....it was an absolute pleasure to step back on to the mats with him. I already had a lot of respect for him but I now have a whole lot more because of the way he wrestled today.
So...whatever your level of wrestling or fitness you should definitely meet this guy, he has developed into a "must meet" wrestler and I'm really chuffed he's my mate too. Here's to many more meets this year!
wrestleruk1 is recommended by Prosubswrestler
Had a fantastic match. Wrestleruk1 is a lovely guy and looks great in a singlet. It was his first match for a while and we took it easy, but you can see how strong he is. I worked him in some good holds and he delivers some fantastic scissor holds. Can't wait for round 2 :) highly recommended fella and a good grapple guaranteed :)
Prosubswrestler is recommended by wrestleruk1
Met prosubswrestler last Friday for my first match back in ages! Couldn't of asked for a better match up, firstly he's a tall, strong and great looking guy but most importantly he's a great wrestler!! He easily beat me but kept things very safe and sane and was even gracious enough to let me get a couple of subs in. He wrestled me at my level and would recommend him to anyone from beginner to seasoned veteran. He even showed me a few holds and let me try them on him. Looking forward to plenty more matches with this brilliant bloke! Cheers and you're welcome here anytime.
wrestleruk1 is recommended by mzdijjmb
Had a great few hours wrestling yesterday, made him tap a few times at first then he turned it up and got better of me haha. Great session made me work hard strong legs. Bring on round 2.
mzdijjmb is recommended by wrestleruk1
5.11.15 met joe again today as part of a 3 way match with northnotts. I reckon he's deffinitley got stronger since the last time we met and he has incredible stamina, didn't even break into a sweat! He's a great guy and welcome at mine anytime he wants.
Just had the great pleasure of meeting this bloke and wrestling for nearly 3 hours! He's a tall good looking well built guy and quite intimidating to look at when he's got his wrestling face on! He has loads of stamina and doesn't submit easily! Off the mats he's a great bloke to chat to and felt very comfortable around him. I'm hoping to have plenty more meets with him being "local" to me. Would deffinitley recommend him and watch out for his killer head locks and arm bars! Looking forward to a rematch joe! ;-) and thanks again for coming over.
wrestleruk1 is recommended by Torrnado
I thought all my wrestling fantasies had come true when I met John for the first time today! He is fit, toned and very good looking and it was a pleasure to work up a good sweat as we got down to wrestling. His determination and enthusiasm made up for his relative lack of experience and it won't long before this guy is a force to be reckoned with. An easy going, incredibly nice guy, I recommend you join the queue behind me and meet him! And yes, fella, we do have some unfinished business.....
Torrnado is recommended by wrestleruk1
Just had what can only be described as a master class in submission style wrestling! Steve is one of the nicest guys around, he's down to earth and willing to wrestle at your ability, we had a great couple of hours wrestling which I enjoyed immensely!
It goes without saying his bod is perfect and he's really strong but he's also considerate and polite with it...would say to anyone not to be put off wrestling him, I was a little daunted before we met but was put at ease straight the way, Steve your a top bloke and looking forward to a few more encounters with you...we have some unfinished business ;-)
wrestleruk1 is recommended by northstaffs pitbull terrior
Met John at his place for a 3 way group meet wrestle with Northnotts (Matt).
Northnotts I know of very well as he was one of my first opponents.
This was the first time I met John and you can tell straight away he really loves his wrestling and meeting others who enjoy the sport.
John is a strong lad with a muscular upper body and with more technique, could work some damage on his future opponents.
Above all John was friendly and accommodating with a sound sense of humor and a real pleasure to meet.
Hope it won't be too soon before we meet again fella.
northstaffs pitbull terrior is recommended by wrestleruk1
Met beginnerboy today as part of a 3 way wrestle with my old mate northnotts. He arrived early and had travelled a fair distance to mine which was appreciated. We all wrestled individually against each other and had a great time. Andy should try and get his name changed though as he's no beginner! He can take a lot of submission holds and doesn't give in easily. He's a great bloke to chat to and very relaxed. Would recommend him and looking forward to another wrestle with him soon!
wrestleruk1 is recommended by Steve Shock
Met John today for a light sub wrestle –had a blast. this wrestler knows his stuff -altho not much of a submission wrestler he wrestled to my level and ability– A great relaxed easy to talk to guy –strong, safe great wrestler . Can't wait to meet him again–look forward to getting in the ring and doing some pro –will gladly recommend him to for a great wrestle. Thanks for meeting John
Steve Shock is recommended by wrestleruk1
Had a great match with Steve today...just a light subs match but was fun. Love to get in the ring with him next time and do some pro. Don't really need to say what a nice genuine bloke he is, as all of his many reccomendations will testify to that. Anytime you want another meet just let me know Steve.
wrestleruk1 is recommended by borets
This lad is fit strong and keen. Nice bloke on / off the mats, just needs a bit more mat time. Happy to recommend him.
borets is recommended by wrestleruk1
Fit tough bloke and exactly what I was expecting. Completely outclassed in every way but he's a sane fighter who was more than happy to turn it into a coaching session instead. Excellent facilities and all round great guy...be happy for a return invite anytime.
wrestleruk1 is recommended by Friendly Heel
We met a few times some years ago, always on time and looks great in gear.
Had some good wrestles, strong, flexible and now no doubt a lot more skilled.
Very handsome and sexy too!
Highly recommended and look forward to a return visit on my mats.
Friendly Heel is recommended by wrestleruk1
Met Gary a few years back and one of the first guys I wrestled. He tied me up in knots and showed me a thing or two! Really nice guy and great host who put me at ease straight the way. Would recommend him to anyone....top bloke all round and rather handsome too.