The “sky’s the limit” for British wrestlers, according to two leading UK stars of the sport.
Trent Seven and Wolfgang were both recently included in NXT, a division of the WWE championship.
The pair are among several international stars performing at Download festival.
“The exposure is incredible,” says Trent.
“As much as we were in our own little bubble, helping the UK base grow, joining the [WWE] network means two million people are watching us wrestle every week.
“That’s a hell of a difference from a couple of hundred people in a town hall.”
Both Trent Seven, from Wolverhampton, and Wolfgang, from Glasgow, took part in the very first WWE UK championship in January.
“We’ve been working in the British wrestling scene for years and years now,” says Wolfgang.
“We’ve now seen it grow to the point where WWE want to come over and create a UK championship title.
“To be part of that was something special. Now, going forward to see what comes of it… the sky’s the limit.”
Trent is part of a group of British wrestling success stories from the West Midlands.
“Myself, Pete Dunne, Tyler Bay, Travis Banks and Chris Brooks,” he says.
“All these guys coming out of this little pocket of the Midlands. If a 25-year-old lad from Wolverhampton can make it, it gives people a lot of belief and that’s important.”
NXT is a part of Download for the second year in a row and Wolfgang says the festival has that “edgy fit that’s the same as professional wrestling”.
In between wrestling shows, the 30-year-old has been trying to see Biffy Clyro, Rob Zombie and the La Fontaines.
“I’m the only wrestler camping. Everyone else is going back to hotel. I’m in a tent, I wake up, have a shower and then pop into the ring.”