Clapham Grand looks to up wrestling coverage with WrestleMania

The Clapham Grand has big plans to increase its professional wrestling coverage over the next year, starting with a WrestleMania 33 viewing party this Sunday.

The Lambeth venue is hoping to become the unofficial home of wrestling entertainment in London after the success of its sold out Royal Rumble party in January.

On Sunday the Grand will once again open its doors for wrestling fans to watch WWE’s flagship event live from the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida, and could host parties for further PPV events SummerSlam and Survivor Series later in the year.

The venue will also host a variety of live wrestling events in the near future, including ‘An Evening With’ WWE Universal Champion Goldberg and a show by British promotion IPW:UK featuring Pete Dunne, Matt Riddle and former WWE superstars X-Pac and Tommy Dreamer.

Marketing manager and avid wrestling fan Chris Stemp said: “The Royal Rumble was great, it was sort of a tester to see how people would react to it and if they would come out on a Sunday.

“I guess they don’t mind coming out on a Sunday but it’s staying up that late and sacrificing the Monday and taking it off work. We thought if the Rumble is going to do well then Mania has got to happen.”

There will be a variety of fun things going on on Sunday in addition to the wrestling extravaganza and Stemp claims The Grand is the place to be to enjoy the ‘ultimate thrill ride’ featuring the likes of ‘The Beast’ Brock Lesnar, Goldberg, John Cena, Triple H, the Undertaker and AJ Styles.

Mr Stemp said: “The atmosphere watching it here is second to none. We put so much more into the production of the show and the setting.

“It’s a lot more of an experience to come out rather than just if you were sat watching it at home.

It’s always better when you are surrounded by like-minded people and there will be a lot of them.

It’s just whether it goes well or goes against what the fans want, we’ll either be there to celebrate or act as a support group.”

He added: “We have everything going on. Cosplay competitions, we’ll be using the giant screens so people can come out to big entrances with videos as if it was the titantron, we have an interactive photo booth, food going on throughout the night and we’ll be doing lots of games as well.

“We are also a fair bit cheaper than a lot of other places around to come out to. We are doing two-for-one drinks before 10pm, we’ll be playing some beer-pong to get people in the mood for the first few hours and we’ll be showing the pre-show so nobody misses a minute of action.”

The venue will be open for standing room on the night, but for the last remaining tickets visit



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