The Blackpool ‘Pier Fear’ wrestlers keeping Jordan Banks in ‘everyone’s thoughts’

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“Jordan would love it . He loved wrestling and we hope the event brings everyone together.”

 

Jordan Banks did a lot to keep smiles on the faces of police officers during lockdown
Jordan Banks did a lot to keep smiles on the faces of police officers during lockdown

A wrestling night that promises to be “non-stop action” is coming to Blackpool later this year.

Morecambe-based Odyssey Pro Wrestling is bringing ‘Pier Fear’ to the Layton Institute on Westcliffe Drive.

The family friendly event is a chance to see homegrown stars and professional wrestlers Ryan Hunter and RPD (Ryan Paul Davies) in action.

The event, on November 20, will feature the debut of the “Blackpool Raffle”.

The Blackpool show will be a tribute to nine-year-old Jordan Banks who died in May of this year after being struck by lightning whilst playing football.

As well as LFC, Jordan also loved wrestling.

Layton Institute
Layton Institute

Mum, 38-year-old Danielle Banks, told LancsLive: “We know Ryan (RPD) and he kindly offered to do something in Jordan’s memory. It’s another lovely gesture that just keeps Jord in everyone’s thoughts.

“Jordan would love it . He loved wrestling and we hope the event brings everyone together. He loved stuff like that and we know he would of loved all the chants and crowd stuff. We really appreciate everything they are doing and it raises awareness for some fab local causes too.”

Ryan Davies is a personal trainer and professional boxer from Blackpool who made the transition to professional wrestling.

He also owns and runs the Davies Boxing Gym, a professional boxing gym and fitness centre, based on the Fylde Coast.

“I’ve been friends with the family for years as they used to come a support me when I was boxing,” said Ryan.

“After I transitioned over to Pro Wrestling they brought Jordan to come and support me in that as well! I just want to do something to honour his memory and show I appreciated that support.

“I can’t say enough good things out Odyssey- it’s them that have allowed me to do this and think it’s a really beautiful touch. Really want the night to be a success for Jordan, his family and all the kids and fans who come up watch!”

Doors open at 6.30pm with VIP doors from 6pm.

Advanced tickets are £8 with tickets on the doors priced at £10.

VIP tickets, including pre-show meet and greet and front row seat, is £15.

To find out more about ‘Pier Fear’, please visit the Odyssey Wrestling website here.