SPW Co-founder Marc Perry, otherwise known as ‘Hooligan’ Marcus Kool to SPW Fans, will unfortunately be stepping down from his role and duties behind the scenes with SPW.
Marc co-founded SPW in 2015 alongside Troy Crosbie. SPW has become an integral part of Australia & New Zealand wrestling, with a school operating in Invercargill and regular live events across Otago & Southland.
SPW currently holds the biggest independent New Zealand wrestling attendance record of 1,200 at ILT Stadium and has featured a series on TVNZ, and even collaborated with the WWE!
Marc’s statement below:
‘When SPW started, it was to create opportunities, and a wrestling scene in the Southland/Otago regions of New Zealand. It became much more than that, it created long lasting friendships and a family environment for us all to enjoy and passion we share – and that’s all down to everyone involved in SPW, and of course, the incredible loyal fan base.
As my kids are growing up, I no longer have the adequate amount of time or energy to give SPW what it deserves. That’s not fair to the SPW team or the fans. I’m confident that SPW will continue to thrive as I step aside with the people involved.
That’s not to say the ‘Hooligan’ is done though. The ‘Hooligan’ will still be an active wrestler, and I’ll continue to focus my energy on my original passion, and that is performing inside the ring at 100% to anyone that has paid money to see me.
I want to thank everyone for their passion, dedication and work at SPW whilst I have been involved. None of it would have been achievable without the team and backbone behind it.
I’d like to say a special thank you to Troy & Tyler. We went through a lot together, and had some great moments.
But last of all to the fans, without their ongoing support SPW would be pointless. I hope you all continue to support SPW in it’s next stage of the journey!
In wrestling, and I guess with any body of work you do, you want to leave the scene better than what you found it, and I can confidently say with SPW’s impact on New Zealand wrestling, I have! Looking forward to what’s next.’
SPW thanks Marc for all of his work and contributions, he’s not going far, and you will see the ‘Hooligan’ in action at future SPW events!
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