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Wrestler Joel will soon be a star on Sky Sports

By Exeter Express and Echo  |  Posted: March 22, 2012

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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.

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  • real_ale_4_me  |  March 22 2012, 7:15PM

    Congratulations Joel, this is very well deserved and proves what hard work can achieve.

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