Brother's fight night in memory of Farnworth wrestler who killed himself

Nate Travis puts fellow wrestler Matthew Brooks in a “camel clutch”

Nate Travis has followed in the footsteps of wrestling brother Dom

Dom Travis took his own life two years ago

First published in News The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author by , news feature writer

NATE Travis is set to make his debut in the ring — in memory of his wrestler brother.

Mr Travis, who is the younger brother of wrestler Dom — ring name Kastor LeVay — will appear along side fighters such as Joey Hayes, Cyanide, Ashton Smith, The Cause, New British Champion and El Ligero in a charity match tomorrow.

The night will see the singles debut of Nate, aged 30, who has been trained up by Alex Shane at Futureshock Wrestling in Manchester.

Dom, from Farnworth, tragically took his own life in April, 2012, aged 31, and now his brother wants to carry on the family name in the sport.

The Dom Travis memorial event — entitled A Night to Remember — will see a number of Grand Pro Wrestlers take to the ring at The Rose Club in Atherton Road, Hindley, to raise money for the mental health charity Mind.

Mr Travis, also from Farnworth, said: “Friday is my debut wrestling match and I can’t wait to get into the ring. I want to follow in the footsteps of my brother Dom, who was a fantastic fighter.

“I always looked up to him when we were growing up and this is my way of carrying on his legacy.”

To book tickets for the event, visit grandprowrestling.co.uk/shop

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2:00pm Thu 5 Jun 14

GL2814 says...

Is it just me or is the headline on the horrendous side.
what an extremely blunt way of stating facts on an article that you would hope Doms family and those who are competing in his memory would want to share.

Also some of the content is factually in correct. Whilst Nate has trained at FutureShock Wrestling in Manchester, he has never trained with Alex Shane.
Is it just me or is the headline on the horrendous side. what an extremely blunt way of stating facts on an article that you would hope Doms family and those who are competing in his memory would want to share. Also some of the content is factually in correct. Whilst Nate has trained at FutureShock Wrestling in Manchester, he has never trained with Alex Shane. GL2814
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2:35pm Thu 5 Jun 14

hal pel says...

GL2814 wrote:
Is it just me or is the headline on the horrendous side.
what an extremely blunt way of stating facts on an article that you would hope Doms family and those who are competing in his memory would want to share.

Also some of the content is factually in correct. Whilst Nate has trained at FutureShock Wrestling in Manchester, he has never trained with Alex Shane.
It seems objective enough to me.
[quote][p][bold]GL2814[/bold] wrote: Is it just me or is the headline on the horrendous side. what an extremely blunt way of stating facts on an article that you would hope Doms family and those who are competing in his memory would want to share. Also some of the content is factually in correct. Whilst Nate has trained at FutureShock Wrestling in Manchester, he has never trained with Alex Shane.[/p][/quote]It seems objective enough to me. hal pel
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12:04am Fri 6 Jun 14

GPWPressOffice says...

No, but Alex Shane did set up Futureshock Wrestling in 2004. Will either of you be attending the show in Wigan tomorrow?
No, but Alex Shane did set up Futureshock Wrestling in 2004. Will either of you be attending the show in Wigan tomorrow? GPWPressOffice
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12:08am Fri 6 Jun 14

hal pel says...

GPWPressOffice wrote:
No, but Alex Shane did set up Futureshock Wrestling in 2004. Will either of you be attending the show in Wigan tomorrow?
I'll not be in attendance, hope all goes well though.
[quote][p][bold]GPWPressOffice[/bold] wrote: No, but Alex Shane did set up Futureshock Wrestling in 2004. Will either of you be attending the show in Wigan tomorrow?[/p][/quote]I'll not be in attendance, hope all goes well though. hal pel
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2:16pm Fri 6 Jun 14

GPWPressOffice says...

Thank you very much. I'll post an update on here, let you know how much we raised.
Thank you very much. I'll post an update on here, let you know how much we raised. GPWPressOffice
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