SCOTS wrestler Joe Hendry says he had no trouble getting in shape for the return of the sport to primetime telly.
Edinburgh-based Joe, who goes by the name The Prestigious One, had just returned from representing his country in Australia when ITV got in touch.
“Luckily, almost as soon as I got back from the Commonwealth Games, I received the call to come and compete for WOS,” said Joe.
“As a result, I was fresh from an intense training camp, training three times a day, which made sure I was in tip-top condition.”
And as a devotee, he says he’s thrilled to see it get a wider audience with its Saturday teatime slot.
“I became hooked on wrestling a little later than most, because as a young child I was only able to see it on cable or satellite TV at my cousin’s house.
“Now with WOS bringing wrestling back to terrestrial TV, it will make the magic of professional wrestling accessible to everyone.
“ITV and WOS has a rich history with British Wrestling, so when the opportunity became available to me, I jumped at the chance to be involved.
“The quality of the British Wrestling scene is now at a world-class level.”
Joe has reached the very top of the sport and says he became fixated as soon as he really learned about it.
“I was about 14 when I became obsessed,” adds Joe, who has trunks displaying his 2018 Team Scotland status.
“I remember being in school and it became impossible to concentrate on what the teachers were saying as I thought about different combinations of moves and various other ideas.
“Not much has changed with regards to that, except now it’s my job and I’m living my dream.”
WOS Wrestling, ITV, Sat, 5pm.