A DEVON grappler is set to embrace the international world of wrestling in far-flung Florida.
Farmer's son Joel Pettyfer, 25, has been signed up by the prestigious World Wrestling Entertainment in America.
He is only just getting to grips with the idea: "It has always been my ambition to compete with the WWE and this really is a dream come true," said Joel, of Morchard Bishop, near Crediton, who wrestles under the name Joel Redman.
"After two trials with the WWE I was offered a contract with their promotion and was told I would be sent to Florida to start wrestling with the WWE.
"It has taken a while because of the complexity of obtaining working visas and the thorough medical tests that the WWE wellness policy insists on you completing.
"It is show wrestling, a performance – but you certainly have to know what you are doing. It is watched all around the world and features heavily on Sky sports. It is a wonderful opportunity.
"However, I am now all set to go and start my career with the WWE in May but I will have one last match in my home county before I go, it will be taking place at the Heathcoats Social club in Tiverton on Saturday, March 31. Tickets are available by calling 07826 539664.