Profile of BellytoBelly (6)
Fiftyish fan of old-style Brit Pro with some experience from over the years. Love the gear, wrestling in trunks, boots and pads, and also the physicality of man to man grappling, building up a good sweat and going one to one competitively, exchanging holds or just having an enjoyable bit of role-playing. I respect all limits and abilities, but am equally looking to challenge myself and developing my wrestling skills.
I enjoy the preamble to a bout (entering in ring jackets, shaking hands before hooking up) as well as a bit of verbal during combat. Will heel or job where appropriate as long as it’s safe and sane.
I’m open to all types and offers generally and, despite being unable to travel at the drop of a hat, I will make the effort to get to England, Scotland and Wales for meet-ups with the right opponents after a bit of chatting and planning.
Nothing beats a World of Sport workout, so let me know if you’re interested. Seconds away...
***UPDATE 18/07/2020: Even though things seem to be opening up again gradually, I’m still of the opinion that it’s unsafe to commence meeting for bouts at present. I’m keen to get the trunks and boots on again but not at the expense of the health of myself or others. As soon as this virus is definitively under control and social distancing is not a necessity, it’ll be my pleasure to get back to hooking up with the great guys I’ve made contact with on this site. Until then, I appreciate your patience and understanding in my following the science and keeping safe. Cheers.***
Olympic / Greco-Roman
Specific wrestling styles: Promission, Brit pro wrestling, Going to matches
Miscellaneous interests: Friendship, I'm a heel, I'm a jobber
Last login: today
Last modified: 7/18/2020
BellytoBelly is recommended by Zepheshow
Belly to Belly was kind enough to meet me after a busy day at work. Was really easy to arrange. We had a bout of competitive pro wrestling. He was skilled in using his technique and size to dominate, providing a real challenge in defending . He respected limits, and we had a good workout. Afterwards an absolute pleasure to share a beer with an interesting and articulate guy, rounding off a thoroughly enjoyable evening. Look forward to meeting again.
Zepheshow is recommended by BellytoBelly
This was the quickest arranged bout I’ve been involved in: Zepheshow contacted me in the morning and we were wrestling that very same evening. The hotel contest was a real pleasure, a Brit Pro affair with a very strong opponent with a mean headlock. I’d had a long day at work but this guy was like a jolt to the system and our grapple over 40 minutes or so was safe and sane but with a competitive edge. Very enjoyable, in other words, as was the chat in the bar afterwards. Hopefully we can repeat the experience soon.
BellytoBelly is recommended by Scrapmerchant 1
I first had contact with this stocky Irish bear on 15 December 2019. By 02/01/20 we had agreed to meet in Edinburgh for a rough sweaty submission bout. The date was set for 29 February with flights booked from London and Belfast respectively. What followed was 8 weeks of threats and trash talk. Having read BellytoBelly's recommendations on the morning of our meet, I would be lying if I said I was not worried. I was extremely nervous. His past opponents said he was a strong bull, he had powerful shoulders, he was the Belfast Bruiser and warned that anyone facing him should prepare to be mashed!!!
Shitting myself, I arrived at his hotel to be greeted by a wide and warm smile and a very tight handshake. I was immediately put at ease as we chatted over a couple of beers while psyching each other out.
The time came to move to the fight space - this guy looks the dogs bollox in his pro gear black trunks, white socks and black pro boots.
We locked up and I immediately realised that I was fighting somebody who was very strong, and although he says he got his ass kicked, this is not a true reflection of how the fight went. For a great part of our bout the irishman was on top - he says he was bruised - but I was also bruised after our clash. The Irishman controlled me by his physicality - he is a strong, powerful bloke who had me struggling a few times. We fought almost non stop for 90 minutes before we both called it a day.
This guy never shuts up - if the fight was based on talking I would have been annihilated. He talks non stop - hell he made my ears ache!!
BellytoBelly is a great guy, a gentleman, and I loved every second of the 90 minutes we fought - a great opponent, great attitude and a lovely guy who looks hot as hell in the pro gear. We had a bite to eat and a few more beers after our match.
Next time we will fight in a ring and I cannot wait to face this tough bastard again.
Bring it on fella, I will be waiting for ya!!
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by BellytoBelly
I met this human powerhouse yesterday for an Edinburgh hotel bout and, reader, I must confess: he kicked my ass. Not that I didn’t enjoy it. In fact, I think this is the most fun being beaten up I’ve ever had. Scrapmerchant looks the part in the pro gear and has a good line in colourful verbal to go along with the sheer speed, aggression and intensity of his onslaught. The result is sweaty and challenging, something akin to trying to wrestle a bull to the ground. At all times, though, it’s safe and sane and you soon get swept up in the intensity of it all.
By the end, I was well and truly worn down but I knew that I’d be back, hopefully signing up for more of the same with this wrestling tornado. We had a great chat afterwards over a few pints and a bite of not so fast food, and used our barstool expertise to attempt putting the world’s wrongs to rights.
I cannot recommend this fiery Scot enough. He was great company from the get-go and, if you’re not too shy about setting yourself a grappling challenge, you’ll have an extremely rewarding time. I’ve got some great memories to go along with the bruises.
Thanks again, Alan. Bring on the next bout. And cheers for the 🏴 flag. 👍
BellytoBelly is recommended by Ironbull
Rematches are like fine wine. Or, in this case, fine Irish Whiskey. 20 years in the making after two very memorable encounters when I was noticeably younger. It was well worth the wait.
I was really delighted to welcome Belfast's finest to Walthamstow and get into that bouncy castle of a ring in the best spirit of Britpro. Don't be fooled by his boyish good looks or Irish charm. He's one strong bull of a man with a lot of power in his shoulders. I did my level best to stay out of his way but he got me and made me tap. Twice. Bah. This of course demands a rematch and, if I had access to a World of Sport television camera, I'd now be shouting and snarling into it. Be afraid Belfast..be very afraid.
I'm kidding of course (or am I...grr). He is a real gent out of the ring and great company in the pub with a huge sense of humour and a lot of excellent conversation.
Highly highly recommended.
Ironbull is recommended by BellytoBelly
It’s been twenty years since I last met with and wrestled this powerhouse and, as was the case back then, our recent bout was an education. This is one savvy, strong guy and he clearly loves his grappling and knows it inside out. There were times I simply could not move as he had me pinned to the mat and using any strength I had left against myself, thanks to his inhibiting leverage and know-how.
He also generously introduced me to the pleasure of wrestling in the ring, something I’ll be forever grateful to him for. We had a great session, using the ropes on occasion (unsuccessfully, in my case!) and getting pins and tap-outs from each other over a three-hour period that flew by too quickly. We also talked about our mutual love of wrestlers from days-gone-by and bouts and individuals that have inspired us.
As always, the conversation off the mats was varied and interesting and Ironbull held forth on several subjects with great knowledge and humour that embellished our post-bout pint and burger. It certainly won’t be another twenty years before we meet again, and I intend to keep in touch with this excellent wrestling compadre.
BellytoBelly is recommended by grappler2112
This “Belfast Bruiser” recently crossed the channel to kick start his return to the world of Sport - Pro-wrestling! He is eager to take on challengers from all four corners of the United Kingdom, as he continues to hone his skills.
Despite the distance, this wrestler has a no-nonsense approach and our match was organised quickly and efficiently. He is keen, geared up and ready to go for some real-time Pro-wrestling action - so watch out all you time wasters!
If you receive a challenge from this enthusiastic Pro-Wrestling battler, take it - but be prepared to be mauled, twisted like a pretzel, stretched out, locked up, pummelled, bent double and rung out to dry - as he takes no prisoners!
Out of the wrestling ring, this Bruiser from Belfast is engaging, erudite, articulate, a huge movie fan and a charming and polite house guest. I had a blast of a weekend of Pro-style wrestling and very much look forward to round 2 ........ but definitely after first checking the timetables. Lol!
grappler2112 is recommended by BellytoBelly
I had a great couple of days wrestling with grappler2112, learning new moves from a very patient teacher, doing some good old Brit Pro grappling with a terrific opponent, and sharing some banter about wrestling and other subjects with a wonderful host. This guy is just so interesting on and off the mats and our intense sweaty encounters were interspersed with good food and lively conversation.
He made me feel very comfortable at all times, passing on his knowledge and expertise in a way that built up my wrestling confidence and highlighted some of the areas in which I can definitely improve.
Thanks for everything, pal. Hopefully it won’t be too long for Round Two.
BellytoBelly is recommended by Mr Wrestling
Met The Bussiness man today for a true WOS bout. I wasn't disappointed he is a great grappler with some good moves that had me tapping out a couple of times. The only thing I'm not sure about is if I enjoyed the wrestling more or the banter he's a true gentleman.
Mr Wrestling is recommended by BellytoBelly
I met Mr Wrestling for a good competitive grapple today and it was an absolute blast. We had three hours of good sweaty Brit Pro, with my opponent getting a good pin for every one of my submissions. He’s a strong, well-built guy with quite a few tricks up his sleeve that kept me busy trying to counter his formidable holds.
Just as good was the inter-round conversation. This is one interesting, funny guy and we found we’d a few shared interests beyond the wrestling. I thoroughly enjoyed myself in his company and can’t wait to hook up again very soon
BellytoBelly is recommended by PowerHolds
Had one of my first proper pro style/World of Sport type matches in years. Well rusty to be honest but I had just the most amazing wrestling session with BellytoBelly. He’s a superb guy on the matts and a total gentleman off them too. We could have chatted a fair bit more and I felt incredibly comfortable in his company. Had a good lock up. Got a few holds on each other and the sweat was dripping. He looks incredible in his gear. Terrific build. Stronger than he thinks he is. As a beginner like me he has already got a good range of moves. We had a bit of practice with some of them too and no doubt we will hone our skills as time goes on so that the matches flow properly in future.
I got a pin. He got a tremendous submission off me. More to come. More creative moves and playing out our roles as pro wrestlers which we are going to work more on. I cannot emphasise enough how much a recommend this gentle giant of a man.
Thanks for your hospitality and kindness big guy. You’re one of the best ever.
PowerHolds is recommended by BellytoBelly
Met PowerHolds for a good Brit Pro session on 22/10/19, and had a great time, swapping holds, doing a bit of verbal and generally reliving the old World of Sport days of 4 o’clock on Saturday afternoons.
He is a genuinely nice guy, easy to get along with, and now that the ice has been broken, I’m really looking forward to future bouts where we can start to get a bit more competitive and build on our first meeting. I’d definitely recommend this big guy if you ever get a chance to wrestle him.