By Alesha Capone
Professional wrestler Cadman Turner, aka The Mighty Cadman, will return to his old stomping ground when he heads to Werribee for a Showdown Wrestling event this week.
Mr Turner, who is Australian but has been living in Canada for the past three years, said he often participated in Werribee wrestling matches when his career first began.
Nowadays, he trains at the Canadian Battle Arts Academy and in August took part in the WWE SummerSlam four-day tournament. Around a month ago, he travelled to the United Kingdom to represent the WWE.
He also plays a wrestler in the second series of the VICE show Dark Side of the Ring, with the episode he appears in due to air next year
“It’s been a pretty full on year for me,” Mr Turner said.
Mr Turner said that growing up in Bendigo, his love of wrestling developed when he would watch WWE on Foxtel at a friend’s house.
Mr Turner joked that he is the “only professional wrestler to come out of Bendigo”.
“What I enjoy most about wrestling is that it’s fun, it has the ability to take people out of their real-life situations,” he said.
“Kids love it too, kids go crazy.”
When Mr Turner returns to Werribee for the Showdown Wrestling match, he will take on Melbourne-based Mitch Waterman.
“I definitely plan on winning,” Mr Turner said.
Showdown Wrestling presents: DEVASTATION will be held 6.30pm on Saturday, December 14 at the Italian Sports Club of Werribee.
Tickets: adults $20, children under 16 $15. No BYO drinks. Book at www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=572869&