Hometown hero throws down challenge

HOMETOWN hero Eddie Jones will clash with Spanish wrestler Diablo in a bid for Tasmania's first professional wrestling title belt.

The pair, touted by Tasmanian Championship Wrestling owner Leigh Barber as "the best of the best", will battle it out at Annihilation in Launceston on January 18.

The event is the state's first professional wrestling competition and promises well- practised wrestlers in a family- friendly environment.

Among the line-up are interstate acts Michelle K. Hasluck, Tommy Hellfire and The Cremator.

Barber said the evening would finish with a champion and a challenger.

Annihilation is drug and alcohol-free, attended by security and St John Ambulance and will have food and drink available.

Tasmania's first pro wrestling is at Elphin Sports Centre on January 18 from 7pm. Tickets are $15 and available at Fitfreak Supplements in Launceston, at the venue or online at taschampionshipwrestling.com at $15 each or four for $50.

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