Hello, I'm Jonathan, a professional wrestler and trainer based in Wakefield.
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Jonathan Sedgwick
I'm usually the first person you'll see when you walk through our doors, so come and say hello.
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Gill Flowers
Jonathan SedgwickFounderGill FlowersFounder
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Independent professional wrestler, I run training sessions here on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings.
Wesley 'Nsereko' Male
I've been involved in martial arts since the age of 14, studied kickboxing for nearly 20 years and been instructing for 11 years. Occasionally, I lace up the boots and wrestle as Mustafa Khan.
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Monty Sehmi
As a personal trainer, I'm around just about every session if you need help improving your physical fitness.
Sid Phoenix
Independent Professional Wrestler from Wakefield, I run training sessions on a Friday evening.
Ellis 'Barker' Ingham
Wesley 'Nsereko' MaleTrainerMonty SehmiKickboxerSid PhoenixFitnessEllis 'Barker' InghamTrainer

Our History

Believe it or not, the seeds of what was to become UK Wrestling were actually planted in 2007 when Jonathan Sedgwick and Gill Flowers founded The Squared Circle Wrestling Store, an online store specialising in the supply of a vast array of professional wrestling memorabilia and collectables.

After staggering growth for the store in its first year, the decision was made to purchase a full sized 20x20ft wrestling ring, one of the only such rings of its kind in the whole of the UK. This helped establish the store as a top resource not only for wrestling fans, but for wrestlers and promoters alike as the ring became a sought after rental opportunity being utilised by promotions across the length and breadth of the UK.

But there was more to come... (click a year below to continue)

A Wrestling Party

In 2009, Jonathan's eldest son was asked what kind of birthday party he would like for his 5th birthday, he replied simply ``a wrestling party!``. These were to be the three words that would instigate the launch of the UK Wrestling we know and love today.

On 12th July 2009, UK Wrestling held it's very first live event / birthday party, and 'Wrestlebration' was born. Impressively, the show featured former WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) Superstar Kevin Thorn.

As we all know, Wrestlebration has since gone on to become UK Wrestling's annual showcase event and over the years has been held at prestigious venues across the North of England including; The Blackpool Tower Arena, The Barnsley Civic Centre, Huddersfield Universities Sports Arena and The John Smith's Stadium.

Following the success of Wrestlebration (and the best birthday party ever!), UK Wrestling launched it's Academy training school, the very first full time wrestling school of its kind in West Yorkshire.

2009 also marked the crowning of UK Wrestling's very first Heavyweight Champion... you guessed it, Kevin Thorn!

National Television Debut

On 3rd February 2011, British wrestling finally returned to our screens with the debut of UK Wrestling Mayhem, a weekly tape delay television program on My Channel (Sky 203).

UK Wrestling Mayhem was one of the most watched shows on My Channel with a monumental 46 episodes over 2 seasons. The first season included 4 special flashback episodes looking back at the memorable Wrestlebration 2 from Friday 9 July 2010 which was filmed at Blackpool Tower.

An often overlooked and underappreciated series, UK Wrestling Mayhem proudly filled the void of televised British wrestling during a time at which such content was scarce, and in-part opened the doors to the much increased television opportunities that now exist for British wrestling.


Who knows what the future will bring? But one thing we do know is that UK Wrestling is here to stay and we hope you'll join us for more exciting developments and live events in the coming months and years!