Profile of Scrapmerchant 1 (159)
- United Kingdom, Colchester
Place of residence
- USA - Florida, Fort Lauderdale
(I'm here between 12/09/2019 and 12/16/2019)
I am willing to travel 150 miles
StatsAge: 58-year-old Male
Stats: 5'6" (168 cm), 166 lbs (75 kg)
Languages spoken: English
Gear: speedos mma fight shorts squarecuts tights wrestling boots
No holds barred
Last login: 3 hours ago
Last modified: 8/23/2018 11:39 AM
Start of membership: 9/10/2011 1:29 AM
Past Opponents1try2pinme8 2toughwrestlers_in_1_team AD idf aggroskinhead Alan2005sg andy ArmwrestleAndMore ATONMAN ausmusc Back_hammer bailey bareskin beefy birmingham_uk_fighter Blackwrestle blackwrestleruk bolanbear boombambam borets BoxingBear1 Brawler brilliant_n_buff calwrestler caveman Celticmuscle celtwrestle chesterbloke corkey croydonscot Ctgrappler1 Cymrofight Daddygrappler dadwrestle Dalebreak danwrestle Dazman DenverWrestler dfwguy77 dg_duffy Docklands_Bear Dragonbear duncanuk e2guy eastcheshireguy EssexUK_Brit_Pro fallenangel07 fatpack66 fghtr fghtr68 fight2018 Fighter_UK finders Fistfitem2m fitguy2 FlDean2012 garrietate gazst gedlutte1 GEOFFESSEX GPWalterF grapplecubuk grappleguy66 GrapplingHB greekwrestler hammersmithuk hercules submission HighwayMan hunwrest ImtiazAli Ironneck37 Jack-Jack Jake362 Johnrpage Jotakle Judomonkey keithobro leanmachinetn Leanmachineuk leanmuscles Lincoln_Lad Londonfightfan londonlad80 Londonlatino London_Wrestler ltwtwrslnyc luchadorlleida mackemsub madridluchador Man_fight_uk marks Martskin matmanuk MEGRAPPLE Merseywrestle Mike1122 Mike86 mikecumbria Mister80 mr_marcus musclneck muscstud mustangcowboy niwrestler njgrplr90 nw_wrestler NYleanmuscle oldscrapperderby OSOION pankration patlutte Perseus Peteuk Physical Playfight64 prosub razorfish readyforit rezla123 Ricksf robroyscotland Rollon6157 saudiwrestler Scissorvictim scotpal secondsout ShockR silverbear singletwrestler89 Solidman Southendjon southerngrappler Spanishpunchbag spirit6060 Squashlad steve50a Steve Shock suited exec SuperBioGr Superfly surylightweight Sydneyguy tartanmac tasci toonarmy Torrnado Tyger Tynesider ukman65 ukscisors welshotter Will_Bring_It WolfinLondon Wrestlefun wrestlerdu wrestling coach wrestlingkit wrstleman Wrstlr1 wstlguy
- 7/07/2018 12:00 PM: July Grapevine Group Wrestling Day - Manchester (Organizer: matworker; Event completed )
- 1/27/2018 10:00 AM: Open Mat & Ring Wrestling day (Organizer: mikey3458; Event completed )
- 8/12/2017 12:00 PM: August 2017 (OWG) Open Wrestle Group Wrestling Day – Manchester UK (Organizer: JOHN1953; Event completed )
- 8/05/2017 1:00 PM: August 2017 Grapevine Group Wrestling Day – High Barnet, London UK – PLEASE READ EVENT DETAILS (Organizer: matworker; Event completed )
- 10/04/2014 12:00 PM: October 2014 Grapevine Group Wrestling Day - Manchester (Organizer: matworker; Event completed )
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by danwrestle
I arrived at grove park to meet Alan on Tuesday 9th July I was a little apprehensive and nervous but keen to meet Alan He had some problems with the Trains cancellations etc. It made him a little late for our match. But luckily no other guys were booked in that afternoon. I picked him up at the train stations to save time him in walking. He was a bit pissed off and angry with the trains but he a easy a nice guy to talk we chatted in my car before we got in the ring I had heard he mean Scottish bastard in the ring . But I wasn’t surprised when we started he came at me thick fast and hard but all safe and sound. His skill out does me but I did fight back hard giving my all to this very strong guy. I did give him a black eye accidentally but I hadn’t relived had done this during our match. I received a photo that day when I got home. And day after showing more of the bruise. With a smiley face. But it was a pleasure to meet you Alan. But I’m sure you get your own back on me? sorry Mate
danwrestle is recommended by Scrapmerchant 1
This guy said he was a bit nervous about wrestling me. On the day the trains were fucked up and he said he would collect me from Grove Park station - not sure if he wanted to check me out and speed off or run me over. It Was neither he just wanted to give me a lift. Stripped and ready for action the scrap started . Fit feisty and aggressive was our Dan - we wrestled for 90 minutes, the ring resembled a swimming pool and the little fucker caught me with a knee to the face which left me with a black eye and lots of explaining to do at work. Dan is a lovely guy , not sure if he has tourets or if he just liked calling me a cunt and an arsehole lol. We have unfinished business I need to pay him back for my black eye and the embarrassment it has caused lol - 100% recommendation from me. I may have won the fight but I came off worst!!
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by ausmusc
Chatted for a while with this brute and glad we managed to schedule a match during his trip down under. Definitely didn't disappoint as we tested each others limits with some sweaty man on man combat back & forth. No definite outcome.. so a rematch is in order. It's not an if but 'when' with this tough guy! 100% recommendation back from me.
ausmusc is recommended by Scrapmerchant 1
I had the pleasure of meeting ausmusc on 7 May during my visit to Sydney. He is very fit, athletic and strong but most of all he is a really nice guy and a great host. We met in a local bar for a drink and the conversation flowed easily - we then went back to his apartment and changed into gear for our submission fight.
This sporty guy is strong, the amount of time he spends at the gym and pounding the streets of Sydney soon showed when he had me trapped in his vice like thighs. We paced ourselves during the match which was fairly even - a great sweaty workout with a top bloke......
There will be a rematch and I can't wait to take this guy to the floor again. 100% recommendation from me!
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by ShockR
May Day. May Day!! This bout has been on the cards for what seems like forever as Alan was one of the first guys to contact me on here way back when (4.5 years?). We met for a drink when we first mooted a meet but I went chicken on him (think it was the Scrap part of his name that put me off) but I could not put it off anymore and I’m glad I have finally met this wee Scots bastard. He is extremely strong for a short arse and had me subbing in no time. Even tried a bit of ‘light’ MMA but even then I was outclassed and outgunned. 100% recommendation from me. Meet Alan, you won’t be disappointed.
Round Two almost to the year (May 2019) and Alan is still as tuff as old boots and he got me subbing over and over again with the dreaded armbar and chops and slaps to the chest. I very nearly almost got a sub........almost. Still recommended by this very sore wrestler 👍
ShockR is recommended by Scrapmerchant 1
Well ,well! Iain agreed to a fight after a number of years. We met at Stockwell matroom and had a fairly rough submission bout over a 75 minute period. The guy is not afraid to get stuck in and he looks the part in the gear. I think I was too strong for him but he did not relent. Although I came out victorious, it was first blood to the Englishman!. I had a graze on the side of my head which was opened up when he had me in those vice like thighs of his. I had a very good time, a good sweaty workout - one of many I hope. Despite being English he is a decent fellow - bring on round 2 if you dare. Iain has my 100% recommendation.
Sydneyguy is recommended by Scrapmerchant 1
I am so pleased to have met this powerhouse on 6 May while on holiday in Sydney. We had chatted for some months. I arrived at his apartment and the door burst open - a warm smile, a solid handshake and a very tight bearhug - i thought i was in trouble. We soon got down to the business of submission wrestling and I was pleased when i got the first two submissions - Sydneyguy did confess that he had underestimated my strength.
The fight continued and the big fella got several submissions from me - strong and powerful he is and he used his weight advantage (20kg) to crush me. after 90 minutes of intense sweaty wrestling including body strikes the Scotsman came out on top but only just. I was helped by the fact that he had just recovered from a wrist injury and was being cautious.
I had a blast and we have agreed that there will be a rematch - it could go either way but i am confident of victory. Great guy, fantastic host - 100% recommendation from me!
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by Brawler
If you want a real fight this is your opponent. We met in a public space and started up the bantering we’d done on line. A bit of bumping as we heard to a pub for a couple of beers. Then onto my hotel room around the corner where the Aussie flag was displayed proudly. We showered and pulled on gear. Laced up boots and had a length of chain and leather belt in the neutral corner. After discarding the towels we approached each other and started to head but each other. Spitting and jockeying for a dominate standing position. Then it was on. I’ve got bruised ribs and many bruised body parts. He is one tough fighter. I underestimated him and keen to take this rivalry to a ring where a slam to the mats can take dons impact. Unlike carpet and concrete. This was a brutal but mutually enjoyable encounter. Real and highly recommended. Send Scrap a challenge but make sure you can back it up as he will take you on. Seriously. Be prepared.
Brawler is recommended by Scrapmerchant 1
Brawler and i had been threatening each other for 2 years, we had a couple of common opponents and we each wanted to test the other. there was a lot at stake - pride and reputation. Brawler kindly flew to Sydney for an overnight stay so that we could fight. We met in Hyde Park, Sydney and walked to a pub near his hotel - there was a bit of pushing and shoving in the park on the way to the pub with lots of threatening behaviour. After a couple of beers and some chatting we went back to his hotel room and soon got changed in silence for this fight. After circling each other we stared each other out and some head butts were exchanged - a couple of punches were exchanged and the fight then went to the floor. Unfortunately during the takedown Brawler's ribs got bruised which greatly affected his ability to fight with any major force or aggression. Despite continuing for a short time, Brawler had to throw in the towel. We were both disappointed that this did not turn out to be the fight we both wanted - Brawler has agreed to a further fight in a ring or mat room. Meantime I have returned to the UK with his Australian flag - if he beats me he will have it back.
Brawler is a decent bloke who is serious about fighting, he is in good shape and is strong and aggressive - he is certainly worth a meet. He and I have unfinished business - ready and waiting for you Brawler, bring it on.....!!!!!
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by Alan2005sg
We have been debating who is the better Alan for months. Finally, it's time to settle our feud.
The battle of Alan was so intense & aggressive. The same level of skills, stamina, strength & pain tolerance have given each Alan a big challenge to outdo the other. He drew the first blood but I got it even at no time. The mat was swarmed with all our sweat & rivalry. It's one of the toughest fight I had in recent months.
Because of time constraints, we have to end the war early. The war of the "better Alan" was not conclusive. A rematch is a must.
Alan2005sg is recommended by Scrapmerchant 1
After many many months of trash talk and threats I met Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde for a submission match on my visit to Singapore. Dr Jekyll took me for a beer but when we got to the fight space Mr Hyde took over. Within minutes we were both drenched in sweat and the fight was on - an aggressive fast submission fight which turned even more aggressive as body punches were landing on both sides thick and fast. The first submission was taken by the Scotsman but soon afterwards the man from Singapore evened the score. The fight space was confined and the mats were swimming in sweat - we made the decision after a while to call it a draw because it was becoming too difficult and dangerous to fight on. Alan is a great guy who made me very welcome In Singapore - he is fit, skilled, fiesty and gives as good as he gets in the fight. He is safe and sane but like me likes an aggressive rough fight. It was a pleasure meeting this man. Easy to chat too off the mats but tenacious during the fight. As he says, this fight don’t over !!
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by Solidman
Met once after a long chat. Didn’t disappoint however, I certainly annihilated him. Good fight. Waiting for a second rematch promise to be fulfilled. Bring it on.
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by hercules submission
I met Alan in 2013. I was 20 lbs lighter then and he beat me in submission wrestling. He is tough as nails. I want a rematch with him. I put on 20 lbs of muscle and want my revenge. Great guy off the mats.
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by Playfight64
Met Alan the other afternoon. What a great guy very strong and soon had me under control. Did manage to get a tap out from him. Good banter before we met and easy to talk with after. Fully recommend you meet him if you get the chance and looking forward to our next meet
Playfight64 is recommended by Scrapmerchant 1
Rematch Monday 17 December - a more intense fight today. I arrogantly told 64 that he would not get another submission from me - I was right - he got two!!. I did not see it coming - a very fast manoeuvre which had me tapping in his vice like scissors - then he sneakily got another using the same move within a minute or two. Playfight64 is a real gent great to fight, he can dish out punishment and take it too - he is great to have a conversation with........round 3 is on the cards! I cannot wait to take him again!!
I spent a great afternoon with Playfight64 on 28 November. We made contact only 2 weeks earlier and the trash talk started and became more and more intense - it was clear that there was gonna be a fight with only one winner. 64 picked me pat the station - we acknowledged each other but there was not one word spoken on the drive to his place - the atmosphere was palpable. We arrived at his place and changed into our fight gear - he came bounding down the stairs very confidently, passing me as I laced up my boots. checking him out in the car I wondered if I had bitten off more than I could chew - seeing him pass me in his fight kit, I was sure that I had. We soon got down to the business and I got the first submission - the fight went back and forth - a safe, sane but aggressive submission match with body strikes. I had to work for every submission and had to concede a submission to 64's crushing body scissors which did not please me. I had a fantastic afternoon fighting this sexy man. 64 is a gentleman - great guy, great conversationalist and a great host. I want more of the same............ if you challenge 64 you will NOT be disappointed.
matmanuk is recommended by Scrapmerchant 1
I have met Steve several times over the last few years he is a top man who looks great in the pro gear - he is more into pro than me but always is happy to have a dust up in a submission match. Apart from our wrestling meets, we have met several times just to have a few beers and put the world to rights. Steve is a genuinely nice guy - a great opponent and although I always wanna kick his arse I consider him to be a good friend
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by Wrstlr1
Had the pleasure of facing Scrapmerchant in the ring. A hard tough fighter with a relentless assault style that leaves you exhausted. He's confident, with a fantastic attitude to wrestling and also a real gent, the kind of guy you're wanting to know and meet again. Looking forward to our next bout. Very highly recommended.
Wrstlr1 is recommended by Scrapmerchant 1
Well well! This guy looks the business in his kit - singlet and boots chunky beefy guy - WOOF. i had a blast when we met in the ring at Grove Park - what a great opponent - sweaty sexy and tough. You need to watch out for his scissors he moves pretty fast and lulls you into a false sense of security in the process. We wrestled for just over an hour and the ring was a sea of sweat. Great guy, good conversation and i want a rematch ASAP!!
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by surylightweight
I headed down to Grove Park on a Friday afternoon with great trepidation to meet up with Scrapmerchant1. We’d been for some beers on a couple of occasions and seeing the strength in those arms, and given my size, I have to confess I was somewhat nervous. The afternoon involved a number of very tough rounds (for me) including body blows, following which I was absolutely exhausted but thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. This formidable, tough and skilled fighter is one of the best. He will always ease off when needed and has great respect for his opponent. He likes it rough and can take some battering. I thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon and I would say one of the best matches I’ve had to date. Afterwards, with me rather battered and bruised (in a good way) we went for a few beers and something to eat. Easy to talk to and very engaging, you will not meet a nicer bloke. Thank you very much buddy. I look forward to our next bout. Highly recommended.
surylightweight is recommended by Scrapmerchant 1
Well they say never judge a book by its cover and that certainly proved to be the case when I met this inexperienced lightweight wrestler. We had met on a couple of occasions for a beer and finally the fight date arrived on 31 August.
We wrestled / fought for 1hour 20 minutes with a few short breaks in between. We had agreed that body strikes were allowed and the fight soon became a scrap with punches and knees to the body leaving us both bruised and exhausted at the end of the fight. This guy is stubborn and is reluctant to tap out- he was relentless in his attacks on me bruising my upper arms with his continual punching. I had a great time - a very good workout with surylightweight, an opponent who lacks self confidence but who is feisty, aggressive and strong for his size. For medicinal purposes we then had a few beers and a bite to eat. I look forward to the rematch., No more Mr Nice guy!
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by ukscisors
Its been a long time coming and what a strong, feisty and competitive little ......
A prior match-sustained injury for me meant we couldn't go at it properly but I know what I face when we do and we will.
Enjoyed the post-match beer or two and chatting about and watching wrestling.
Reliable and Recommened - as he says, :unfinished business".....
ukscisors is recommended by Scrapmerchant 1
Simon is a tough solid wrestler - when he is on the defensive he is as stubborn as hell. When we met he was injured (thank god) but he put up a good fight. Had he not been injured the outcome of our fight might have been different. A really nice guy - very hospitable. He and I will fight another tome when he is 100% fit
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by Dazman
Had great time with scrapmerchant, he's a strong sexy man,very fair when wrestling, stops when asked which is good as he got me submitting multiple times. Real nice guy to chat to as well, look forward to meeting again for some more action.
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by pankration
Scrapmerchant was my second ever opponent and it was a great experience in many ways. His dedication to and passion for the sport is pure motivation, his enthusiasm is contagious. He's got an athlete's devotion and he gives his best self even when he wrestles with beginners like me. Very importantly, I felt safe as he is in control of his body and very conscious of his strength.
I have enjoyed the conversations we shared before and after wrestling as much as the fight itself, he's def. cool as a company.
If you are looking for inspiration that's the one to watch!
pankration is recommended by Scrapmerchant 1
Had a brief wrestle with this intelligent caring fit young guy. He is wiry and makes good use of his slim lightweight body - watch out for his legs they are put to good use tangling up his opponent. We will wrestle again very soon on mats or in a ring.
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by fitguy2
"Tough", "strong", "aggressive" were three words I heard alot about Scrapmerchant before meeting him, and he certainly lived upto them as we battled it out in the ring. However, with all the thrash talk leading upto the match, I wasn't expecting such a friendly guy out of the ring. Hopefully this was just the start and we get to wrestle again and again as really enjoyed meeting and wrestling him
fitguy2 is recommended by Scrapmerchant 1
Let me put the record straight - yes I am strong, tough and aggressive but when up against a skilled wrestler like fitguy2, all of that goes out of the window. This man more than matched me but he had the skill I lacked and therefore controlled the fight. My Cardio let me down on the night and i got beat - but fuck I had a great time - I was beaten by a younger, skilled opponent and I have no issue with that - Fitguy2 got the only submission of the match but had my cardio been better and had we fought for longer I am sure he would have got many more subs from me. We wrestled submission - next time I wanna brawl with this fit hot guy. He won and his victory was well deserved! Roll on the next meet - i intend the result to be much different!!!
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by Jotakle
Scrapmerchant was the first person to challenge me when I started wrestling last summer, however I refrained from accepting his offer for 6 months, until I had built up some experience, although we did keep in touch. Then the time did come for us to arrange a match, which was so straightforward to organise, where the lead up to the fight was accompanied by some serious verbal between the two of us.
We agreed to have what I would call a ‘lads fight’, with some body punching, and when I arrived at his hotel, Alan really looked the business in his jeans and DMs, all ready to go rucking!
Whilst Alan lowered his game somewhat towards my level, he did not take any prisoners and he soon demonstrated that I am not even close to his league, having me submitting to all his well-executed moves, his accompanying verbal just reinforcing my impending defeat!
Whilst I may have been disappointed not to get even a submission out of him, it was still a brilliant ruck, where Alan brings his own unique style of fighting, and I thoroughly enjoyed it !
Alan also took time to show me where I could effectively improve my wrestling technique, and this was really useful.
Alan is totally safe and sane, he is easy to get on with on and off the mats, and I thoroughly recommend him. If you get the chance to meet the fighter (with his own style of “attitude”) take it, you will not regret it.
Jotakle is recommended by Scrapmerchant 1
The match was long awaited, the challenge having been made in the summer of 2017 while Jotakle was visiting London. The date was set for 24 March 2018 and would take place while I was visiting Edinburgh.
It was agreed that we would have a lads scrap. Jotakle arrived in levis and 8 hole doc marten boots. After the initial pleasantries, the shirts came off and we eyeballed each other for what seemed like an eternity.
The fight began at a fast pace - neither of us prepared to yield to the other, i knew from the outset that Jotakle wanted this victory as much as I did.
Jotakle is strong, and not afraid to get stuck in, he has very good stamina and is relentless at coming back again and again. John is a great guy who likes a good fight- his lack of experience gave me the upper hand and the victory in our first match.
He caught me off guard a couple of times with his rear naked choke - so be warned!
Jotakle is a great guy both off and on the mats, he is genuine and likes a good rough safe, sane, scrap . It was a pleasure to eventually get it on with him and I am very much looking forward to the rematch. Don't be put off by age, John is fit and feisty - challenge him, you will have a good time!
saudiwrestler is recommended by Scrapmerchant 1
I met Aziz while in Dubai on holiday - he kindly flew in from Saudi for the weekend so that we could wrestle. What a lovely guy Aziz is - we had a sweaty submission bout in his hotel room - this man is as hairy as a gorilla - we had a good competitive bout - for his size Aziz is agile - you need to watch out for those legs of his - he had me in trouble a couple of times. After a very enjoyable bout we had coffee and a good long chat - I am looking forward to round 2. If you get the chance you should wrestle this charming and pleasant young man.
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by WolfinLondon
what can i say? that guy is a strong fighter and he knows all the tricks. I had no chance! It was still very good fun!
WolfinLondon is recommended by Scrapmerchant 1
WolfinLondon should change his name to GorillainLondon - this guy is so hairy!!. Wolf is a very nice guy - a gentle giant really, he is strong and determined, and puts up a good fight. We wrestled for just over an hour and it was a good sweaty workout - he has guaranteed me a rematch in 6 months time when he believes he will get his revenge :-)
Challenge Wolf before its too late and he has gained new skills - he has my recommendation.
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by ukman65
After people had to cancel for various reasons I though " no wrestling today" but Alan came to Walthamstow by tube and bus to save my day and how!
He is everything people say, strong , experienced and utterly solid on the mats. I'm much taller but he blocked my every move and I got a lesson in good wrestling which I totally enjoyed.
He is also a great guy to chat to, and can be teased about his Scottish homeland although, looking back maybe that wasn't so bright with those grinding headlocks of his.
A super opponent and fully recommended.
ukman65 is recommended by Scrapmerchant 1
I met Tom for a submission match at Walthamstow yesterday. For his years Tom is impressive, he is fit, agile and strong and we wrestled for an hour, working up a sweat in what was a cold fight venue. I had a very enjoyable bout, at times having to work really hard to escape this man's grip. there was good humoured banter and chat during and after our match. Tom demonstrated to me yesterday that you can enjoy wrestling at any age - I look forward to our next match.
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by HighwayMan
Scrapmerchant is an experienced wrestler who will make you sweat and give you a good workout!!
I highly recommend him if you are looking for some serious wrestling - a strong powerful wrestler.
And off the mats he is a humorous bloke with lots of stories about travel and life in the big city.
We're definitely meeting up again!!
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by celtwrestle
They say a fight can be decided in the first 20-30 seconds of a match, so bear that in mind when stepping in the ring against scrap_merchant. It was, however, an honour to go up against him and experience the physical force behind his online words. He can sure back them up. Off the mat: perfect gent (though rough around the edges) and great to have a pint with. Even on the mat, he can take it to whatever level you're confident in, and is understanding if you want to take the intensity down a few notches. Somehow he was lucky that day to expose my inner jobber. I'd be honoured to have a rematch against him, and he's highly recommended to those who want to brawl hard, or take their fight game up to the next level.
celtwrestle is recommended by Scrapmerchant 1
I met Celtwrestle on his recent trip to London. The big welshman and I were supposed to fight in February when I was in Hong Kong but due to an injury i was not able to meet him. This match was long awaited and I nervously entered the ring at Grove Park - from the start the match was fast paced and intense as we both had expected, We wrestled for about 90 minutes and the mats were drenched in the sweat of both men. I have to hand it to Martin, despite having only recovered from an eye infection and still suffering from the jet lag of flying in from Hong Kong the day before he put up a good fight. His fatigue proved an advantage to me and on this occasion it was the Scotsman who came out on top. We enjoyed a few beers after and agreed that there will be a rematch. Celtwrestle is a great guy, sound, safe opponent and a good guy to share a beer and a blether with.
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by dfwguy77
I’m really glad I got to meet with with SM1 during his recent holiday to Fort Lauderdale. We had a sweat drenched fight in the ring that lasted a couple hours. He is one of the most intense wrestlers I’ve met to date and I highly recommended him to anyone wanting to fight a strong and determined wrestler. He’s safe and sane; definitely a lot of fun to do battle with. I am, without a doubt, looking forward to round 2 with this cheeky bastard.
dfwguy77 is recommended by Scrapmerchant 1
I met dfwguy77 when visiting Fort Lauderdale last week. As soon as I met him and we shook hands I knew that i was gonna be in trouble, This guy is big and strong and reminded me of the Incredible Hulk. We entered the ring and i spent the first 20 minutes or so defending myself. The fight went to the mats and it was at times intense and throughout very sweaty. This guy has very powerful thighs which need to be avoided at all costs - he caught me in a tight headlock using them but by a miracle i managed to free myself. We had a great workout over a 2 hour period - dfwguy77 was a pleasure to wrestle - if visiting the Miami / Fort Lauderdale area you should give him a shout - a nice guy who is safe sane and highly recommended by me.
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by steve50a
Alan (Scrapmerchant) is a great bloke, you should try him but I can tell you he likes it hard and rough but he is COMPLETELY safe and sane despite the outward exterior !!! Him and I have a great laugh when we meet on the mats, lots of piss taking and then a nice quiet couple of pints afterwards to put the world to rights. Highly recommended but he won't make it easy for you
steve50a is recommended by Scrapmerchant 1
I met Steve on 1 November at Barnet mat room, this must have been our 6th or 7th meet over a number of years, Steve is a very fit, strong and pretty skilled wrestler - we both worked very hard and had a great workout - the mats were drenched in sweat. As well as being a very worthy opponent, Steve is a laugh on the mats, not taking things too seriously. After our workout, it was down to the Mitre Public House for a few beers - another really enjoyable evening with a genuinely nice bloke - the date has already been set for round 8!
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by AD idf
due to some problem with my coming in London, we had to modified our plan and made only give and take match at my apartment but in any case I am happy to have met scrapmerchant1. he is a strong guy. like a bull I like use his power to put you in holds but always for fun sane and safe. I would like have an other match on real mat. if you like strong guy and good match scrapmerchant1 will give you what you search for. for us hope play again soon.
AD idf is recommended by Scrapmerchant 1
I met this strong skilled wrestler in London on 31 October - the fact that fight space was limited was off no consequence. We rolled for a short time and were both sweating heavily - Alain was patient and showed me some technique to help my game. I have to say that I had a thoroughly good time with this gentleman - afterwards I did realise how unskilled I really am. I would like to meet Alain again in a mat room or ring so that we could have an intense submission fight - I am sure i would get my ass kicked but I would enjoy it nevertheless - you win some, you lose some. I enjoyed wrestling AD idf - he was a very good host.
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by mustangcowboy
I finally got the chance to rassle this hot stud and it was worth it. He had me tapping and punished me in holds and I had to tap. He is a great wrestler and a good guy off the mat. I look forward to a rematch in a pro ring against this stud.
mustangcowboy is recommended by Scrapmerchant 1
After years of exchanging threats and abuse Mustangcowboy and I met in his hotel in Nashville on Friday evening - I had a great time - this guy despite all of his trash talk was so pleasant and a pleasure to wrestle - he looks good in the pro trunks and boots - a good looking lad with a fit body. Joey kept up the trash talk - we wrestled for around 90 minutes during which we both gained submissions - he won't admit it but Joey is pretty good with the old figure four leg lock - he had me tied in knots several times. And watch out for his head scissors!! As I said I had a great competitive bout with Joey - I would like to thank him for arranging and paying for the hotel room and for driving 2 hours to Nashville for our match - this guy's bark is worse than his bite - I hope we can have a rematch in the future.
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by leanmachinetn
Our second match, October 1, 2017:
The same tough, skilled wrestler showed up again in Nashville ready to intensify our now ongoing battles. This powerhouse hasn't diminished at bit in his abilities to battle and take charge of a match, which in our case get better each time. A true gentleman fighter.
Our First Match:
I recently had the honor of wrestling Scrapmerchant 1. He's got all the ingredients of a great fighter, being tough, strong, solid and skilled. But the one thing that stands out to me is his passion for the sport. If you ever get the chance to wrestle Alan (like I luckily did), be thankful, but come prepared for a fight you'll long remember and want to experience again.
leanmachinetn is recommended by Scrapmerchant 1
Sunday 1 October 2017 i met Jim for a rematch - this was billed to be a more aggressive fight than the one we had in 2016. Jim is a true warrior - he has great fighting spirit and despite an injury to his right arm still met me to fight. As well as having the heart of a true warrior, he has abs of rock - this guy has an awesome body and loves a good hard fight..................I will be back for more, be assured of that man. A great fight and a really nice bloke.
I had the pleasure of meeting Jim in Nashville on 10 September - after months of chat on line we eventually faced each other on the mats. Jim was one of two opponents I met during my stay - he was one of the highlights of my trip. Jim is strong competitive/aggressive - he looks after his body and has abs of steel - despite my punches and roundhouse kicks he just smiled and took all i had to offer. We had a good rough sweaty submission match with punches and knees thrown in for good measure - Jim eventually surrendered to the flag of St Andrew. Jim is a tough opponent, he gives 100%, he is a genuinely decent man - thank you for the fight Jim - we have unfinished business to settle and I promise I will be back.
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by Celticmuscle
After much to and fro online banter I finally had a chance to get to grips with this legend of MF. He talks tough and he delivers tough, with hard punches and knee's and a great intensity on the mats. While the online persona of toughness is visible when u tangle with this guy, underneath that cocky tough exterior is a true gent who really loves his wrestling, and is a pleasure to converse with. If you want a real mans wrestle then this is the go to guy. Can't wait for future meets with him!
Celticmuscle is recommended by Scrapmerchant 1
Well after years of exchanging abuse and issuing threats to each other I met Celticmuscle for a scrap - this guy is big, strong and muscular - the Hulk totally dominated me from the start of the fight to the end. I tapped so many times I am thinking of changing my name on MF to the Woodpecker!. I had a really great time but was way out my league - I have a few battle scars to show from my encounter which is the sign of a good fight. Celticmuscle ground me down using his weight, bulk and those bloody great big arms - he is very safe and sane and stuck to the rules - he is a great guy and easy to get along with (off the mats) - but if you challenge him, expect a fight!
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by Merseywrestle
Its been a while since we wrestled but what can I say but Scrapmerchant is one of the toughest and nicest guys I have ever met, hope we get a chance to catch up.
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by wrestlerdu
With Scrapmerchant1 I wanted to meet, but he said he had to work, at work he told me if I would agree the next morning at 7:15 pm in the hotel to Fighten oooo mm my gooooood this was my departure day from London direction Manchester, after reflection, I said. The next morning I took him at the entrance and went to the room, greeted us briefly, pulling me to the nipples, which I found grrrr, we have moved muscular cult and aggressive rip and strip and us each other in the belly muscles boxed, everything Had to believe, legs, stomach, chest, the fight lasted 2 1/2 hours and we were wet sweat, not to mention the bed, that was so wet, you could swim on it, I was so glad I had to leave , The in the bed one could no longer sleep. Scrapmerchant1 is an aggressive wrestler, we could not get enough of ourselves, even in the elevator he pushed me his Ellebogen into my belly, and that was really good grrrrrrr, it was also a funny game with him, he is a strong guy, me Can recommend him who likes aggressive fights. The next time in the ring or mat where you can really get started. My chest was after the fight two days Pumped up a horny feeling. Always with Scrapmerchant1 Until the next time.
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by niwrestler
When I saw scrapmerchant had put a recommendation on my profile, I feared he was going to call me all the names under the sun after me having to stop our match within 5 minutes!! Thankfully behind all his abuse, threats and cockiness is a very decent guy!! We had a great build up to our meet, and I was really looking forward to meeting him. Knowing we both had injuries wasn't great as we got to the matroom and unfortunately my arm was in such pain, I just couldn't continue. We had a good time in the pub, chatting and talking about what we will do to each other when we are both fully fit for our rematch. I really look forward to that match. Scrap is a really nice guy, but the little time I had on the mats I could tell how strong and aggressive he is, great biceps too😉 Stayed tuned for an up to date review after we meet properly on the mats.
niwrestler is recommended by Scrapmerchant 1
After months of trash talk, threats and abuse Niwrestler and I met to settle our feud on 13 July. As the date got closer, the threats and abuse got nasty.
In conversation on the way to the matroom we both discovered that we each had a niggling injury however, we agreed that the fight should take place.
Changed into fight kit we faced each other on the mats - the tension was palpable as we were both hungry for victory. We sized each other up and began to grapple/struggle - neither prepared to go down on the mats.
Soon the Irishman was on the floor however, within 5 minutes of us starting he was in severe pain from his injury that we had no choice but to stop.
To say we were both disappointed is a massive understatement however, common sense had to prevail.
Plan B was then activated - we got changed, left the mat room and headed to the pub where we had a very pleasant afternoon chatting over a few beers.
We have both committed to a fight as soon as possible. Niwrestler is a decent lad, fit, strong, aggressive and is at the top of my "hit list".
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by Spanishpunchbag
A great fighter, very strong and capable.
He is capable to fight in a clever and intelligent way. He is capable to deliver what his opponent need. Very grateful to fight with him.
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by spirit6060
We arrange to meet for a wrestle at the hotel i was staying in , We had a pint and a chat before we got down to it , Scrapmerchant a strong chap i stood no chance , we had loads of banter and its was one very sweaty match , great guy to wrestle although i spent most of it on the bottom,
We said we have a re- match on my next visit to London .
see you soon Mr Scrapmerchant
spirit6060 is recommended by Scrapmerchant 1
I met Spirit on Monday for a hotel bout - we wrestled for about 90 minutes and were both drowning in sweat - a very competitive match - much to his disappointment the Scotsman came out on top. Nice guy, good fight, nice blether over a beer. We will fight again one on one and as tag partners to any others who wanna take us on.
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by croydonscot
I met up with scrapmerchant1 for a match on the 17th of May we had a drink and a chat first then commenced with the match, I knew from recommendations from other members on his profile that he would be tough , it was great to wrestle someone close to my own height but Alan's experience really showed,,great chat and drink after great guy off the mats too , safe and sane looking forward to a rematch soon
croydonscot is recommended by Scrapmerchant 1
I met this tough little man on 17 May for a very sweaty submission bout - my height and weight advantage gave me the win. I had a very enjoyable match and a good blether both before and after our bout. I will meet Croydonscot again and would recommend him 100%
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by hunwrest
I wrestled with him. He is strong guy, aggressive, but safe. Was fun match, I need more power...lol. I hope see you again.
hunwrest is recommended by Scrapmerchant 1
I wrestled hunwrest in his home in Brooklyn on 2 May - a two hour non stop submission bout which was very sweaty and very competitive. I think my aggression and strength proved a bit too much for Kar. It was a great match up, both of us sweating heavily and after two hours we were both knackered. This guy is fit and puts up a good fight, he is safe, sane and very hospitable. - Thanks buddy - we will fight again when I return to NYC
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by suited exec
Met Scrapmerchant at Grove Park yesterday afternoon for a rip n'strip wrestling session. He is very safe but also aggressive and he pretty well wiped the floor with me, but I felt very exhilarated afterwards. And he is a great guy to bond with over a couple of beers with afterwards. Will be seeing him again.
suited exec is recommended by Scrapmerchant 1
I met SE for a sweaty submission bout at Grove Park - as a warm up we agreed to rip'n'strip - SE arrived looking very dapper - dressed in a suit, shirt and tie and doc marten boots while I was in a shirt, jeans and doc martens. His dapper look didn't last long - we had a fun and very sweaty bout. SE is a great guy to chat to and have a few beers with. We will be wrestling another time for sure - meantime I think he needs to change his tailor! :-)
FlDean2012 is recommended by Scrapmerchant 1
I met Dean on a visit to Fort Lauderdale 2 years ago - we had a sweaty wrestle indoors then a fun wrestle in his swimming pool while a storm was breaking. We had a good time - safe sane guy who was very hospitable and drove me back to my hotel. I would recommend Dean to anyone visiting the area.
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by muscstud
had a great time taking on scrapmerchant. he is a good tough guy who will keep fighting hard and rough. he is a nice guy too. ready to take him down again.
muscstud is recommended by Scrapmerchant 1
I had the privilege of meeting Muscstud in Nashville on 8 September and what a great time i had, We had been threatening to tear each other apart for years and we eventually got it together last week. Although I got beat, I managed to get this powerhouse to submit 3 times.
Muscstud is a gentleman with a fantastic physique, good fighting skills and he is competitive/aggressive and keeps coming at you. We fought for around 90 minutes and i had a blast - this guy is the real deal - a proper bloke - Nashville has a lot to offer but Muscstud was one of the highlights of my trip - i cannot wait for round 2. Thanks Buddy!
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by eastcheshireguy
We'd had to postpone our meet a couple of time due to family commitments but we finally got there. He kindly travelled north to meet me and sitting locked forehead to forehead across the table on the train into Manchester I wondered if some of his copious pre match banter had more than an element of truth to it! Getting him in a quick headlock in the aisle as we got off calmed my nerves a little!
I needn't have worried though. What followed was a great 3+ hours of lively, sweaty action. He's tough and fast so we were all over the mats chasing and escaping holds. Taps went each way but were fought for. Annoyingly I succumbed to the same hold a few times - each time seemingly applied from different angles but always effectively. More annoyingly he'd freshly polished his head that morning so with all the sweat the only headlock I managed all day was the one on the train!! A great match where the discussed rules were followed faultlessly. Mind the banter continued to flow!
The post match beers went down very well as we had a good, long blether about wrestling, future matches - and themes!
Top bloke - definite 100% recommend from me.
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by Jack-Jack
This is an easy recommendation to make - meet Alan if you get the chance.
We had a good, tough match and believe me, it was a quite a workout for me. I knew he was powerful and strong but I was still taken aback at how much power and strength one man can exude - then again he has a fit, muscular body and uses it well.
Be in no doubt that Alan is a confident and competent fighter and with an obvious element of aggression and fierceness in his style on the mats (and at times in our pre-match contact). However, he is without a doubt a totally safe, sane, reliable and trustworthy man and it was an honour to wrestle with him - I highly recommend him.
Off the mats it was easy and interesting to talk to him - just a shame there was no time for beers afterwards.
Jack-Jack is recommended by Scrapmerchant 1
I met Pinstride for a submission match on 14 July after months of message exchanging on line. I expected to have a good hard match and boy I was not disappointed. This guy is great to fight - he is fit and handsome with a good body, he is strong, fiesty and determined and above all a really nice lad. We fought for 90 minutes and the match was fast, very sweaty and a fantastic workout. Pinstride keeps coming at you - he doesn't falter - I had to work for every submission - I had a fantastic time and hope we are on the mats again soon for round 2 - he and I have unfinished business! Pinstride is a genuine bloke who is safe and sane,
he will give you a good hard work out - I would encourage anyone to take him on.
Keith DC is recommended by Scrapmerchant 1
Met Keith for a submission bout last night - strong dude with a great wrestlers body - it was a very sweaty bout. This guy looks the business in his wrestling gear. I had a great time with this fireplug - really nice guy who I would recommend 100%
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by Torrnado
I must admit it was with some trepidation that I stepped into the Grove Park ring with this formidable fighter yesterday. I had heard he was a tough nut to crack and so it proved. This guy is incredibly strong and tenacious and I had to give it all my effort to avoid being totally wiped out. I managed a sub quite early on which pleased me no end. I think I had him almost tapping several times, but this guy just won't give up and he continued to punish more subs out of me! However, l felt completely safe at all times and ended up having a great time.
Off the mats this guy is a real gent and we enjoyed a beer and a pleasant chat after. I am so glad that I decided to meet Scrapmerchant and I look forward to locking up with him again soon. If you want a good hard fight, I recommend this guy.
Torrnado is recommended by Scrapmerchant 1
I met Torrnado at Grove Park on 20 June for what turned out to be a tough sweaty submission bout - a terrific workout. Steve is in great shape and has a body that most men 20 years his junior would be delighted to have, he is very strong and is a tough cookie. Torrnado is very skilled but I had 30 pounds on him - despite the weight difference I had to fight for every submission. He managed to get one submission but he had me in difficulty several times - only the sweat dripping from my body and the weight difference saved me. Had we been closer in weight I have no doubt I would have got my arse kicked!! Thanks for the fight Steve and for the wrestling tips - I hope to face you on the mats again soon !
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by rezla123
A great session with another legend of MF. Alan (or Fighty McFightFace as I like to call him) is an exceptional individual. Behind his rottweiler tendencies he is a soft, considerate and respectful man who thoroughly appreciates limits.
In the ring though he is almost impossible to control, so at least half my repertoire became obsolete. He just keeps coming at you so i spent a lot of time resisting and the occasions I did overcome him were through heelish stealth.
A very strong, solid, tough opponent who I expect to see again
rezla123 is recommended by Scrapmerchant 1
I met Rezla123 tonight at Grove Park for what turned out to be a tough sweaty submission workout. Rezla entered the ring in his full pro gear and looked very much the part - this guy is the full package; charming, handsome, fit ,strong, skilled and full of fight - he is a terrific opponent.!He is tenacious and keeps coming at you. The submissions went back and forth and I struggled at times to defend myself from this tough bull. Overall it was a pretty even match and a great workout which left us both knackered. If you like a good hard bout or if you like to be heeled Rezla is your man. I am not Rezla's 'type' of wrestler and i appreciate the fact that he met me - I hope there will be a rematch because we have unfinished business. Challenge this man - you will have a great time!
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by robroyscotland
April 2016 - met Scrap again at a 4 way meet at my place. I am a strong and tough wee fella (so I am often told) but i cant do much with this wee powerful bull terrior!!! But I will not be deterred. I am determined to take him one day. But whatever happens, he is always worth meeting. He is so enthusiastic and full of energy with a vicious sense of humour. It was a great meet and Scrap was the life and soul of the party ( but ignore what he says about cheating!)
Used to fight this tuff little fella when he lived in the homeland and, after a gap of many years, we finally had a rematch in the ring at Manchester. Actually, it wasnt so much a match as a fight. And I have to admit he battered me! He is the strongest, most aggressive hard little man I know. I think I put up a fight and have to say I had a good time anyway (but dont get the idea that I am a secret jobber!)And I can also confirm that he is a very nice guy outside the ring.
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by secondsout
Scrapmerchant is one of my favourite opponents and I always enjoy taking him on. Strong, aggressive, determined fighter who wastes no time getting stuck in to dominate a match to his advantage. He was on top form at the weekend, both physically and verbally, ensuring a challenging, sweaty one on one match which was followed by a 4 way meet to round off a great evening of wrestling. Alan is an all-round sorted lad and a good friend but it will be business as usual when we get back on the mats
secondsout is recommended by Scrapmerchant 1
I met Seconds Out on 10 April for a tough sweaty submission bout - we had a great workout and both of us were drenched in sweat. This was my 5th or 6th time of wrestling Les - a strong determined wrestler who has skill and looks absolutely great in the tights and boots. Les is a great guy who i consider to be a friend - nice lad off and on the mats. I have never been disappointed with any of our bouts
After our one on one bout we joined Robroyscotland and Dundeewrestle for a 4 man round robin - a great evening of submission wrestling with a bit of cheating !
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by mikeswuk
very strong and an excellent wrestler, nice guy too. really want to meet again
mikeswuk is recommended by Scrapmerchant 1
I met Mike at Grove Park on 4 April where we had a really great sweaty submission bout - it was a great workout for us both. Mike is a very fit wrestler with masses of stamina, skill and determination and boy is he strong !! Mike was kind enough to give me a few tips and show me a couple of holds. I had a great time and I had to work bloody hard for every submission I got. Roll on the rematch !!
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by Tynesider
I met Alan some years ago for a hotel match in Norwich.
There's no messing about with him; close the door and get stuck in. It was my first real NHB match and I couldn't have had a better introduction. He's a tough man who can take as much punishment as he hands out.
A ten out of ten recommendation from me.
17/1/2016 - that unfinished business will be settled soon Alan. Watch this space...
5/2/2016 - After several attempts at arranging a rematch I was determined this one was going to happen. Six months of banter and threats later we were both wound up for this scrap. Even during the pre-fight beer the banter continued so i suggested trading a few blows in the pub toilets. The tension mounted as we approached Pippa's in silence.
I expected it to be rough and the first scrap was intense and fairly even until he got me in a neck crank and I tapped. The other fights followed a similar course so I'll admit I was well and truly beaten in the submission count. The bruises count may tell a different story though...
The 'merchant's banter is excellent and I doubt I'll ever tire of fighting him. The match starts as soon as you make contact. He's a superb bloke and one I have total respect for. He talks hard, fights harder and is totally reliable. I still aim to punch the sh!t out of him in round 3 which will happen as soon asap.
Tynesider is recommended by Scrapmerchant 1
Dirtyfighter and I had a good rough wrestle brawl a couple of years ago - he looks the business - masculine, fit and is not afraid to get stuck in. Although space was limited we had a good match - Brian is safe, sane and a good guy to have a beer with - we keep talking but haven't because of distance, managed the long overdue rematch. We have unfinished business - ready and waiting fella !!
5 February 2016
Well after months of threats and abuse Dirtyfighter and I met today at Pippas - we met at Piccadilly station and walked in complete silence to the ring - we both knew that a tough aggressive fight was on the cards - too much animosity had gone on between us - we were both out for victory. From the start of this scrap the Geordie came on strong and aggressive - it was game on! we had a great scrap and both of us are bruised and aching from todays encounter - he put up a brave fight but the Scotsman came out on top. It was a great workout followed by a few beers - to use his words - Dirtyfighter is a canny bloke - safe sane reliable and a tough competitive fighter. Lets organise round 3 ASAP!!!
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by Scissorvictim
We wrestled a good 7 or 8 years ago when we were both living in Scotland. It was a highly competitive match that would have stepped up a gear had we had a proper space to wrestle. A midnight wrestle that could have gone on for hours had we both not been so knackered. Scrapmerchant is the master of trashtalk and has the skills to back it up. No hesitation in recommending.
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by dadwrestle
After a lot of trash talking and general verbal abuse, we hit my mats! Got to say, got my arse well and truly kicked by this amazing wrestler! He's a superb grappler on the mats. 100% recommended as ever!
Can't believe there isn't a recommendation from me on here! Have wrestled this little pitbull over the years and EVERY fight has been GREAT! He's tough and verbal before the meet; and he delivers 100% on the day. Reliable safe and sane, but a real handful! Got well and truly beaten this last time, but a REMATCH is promised!! This guy is a star! Don't miss out on taking him to mats.
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by MONSTA
Great guy to meet and wrestle. A feisty guy who was a real challenge for this baby MONSTA. Now I gather he has numerous matches under his belt over time and is going to be an ultimate challenge for this retired grappler.
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by SuperBioGr
After having met Alan a first time for a coffee I had realised how crazy of a man he is.
It took us a while but finally arranged a match in Stockwell.
He came prepared and proved his profile name right.
Sneaky and cheeky, he's very verbal and a very strong man and skilled wrestler.
He always says that he's only got 5 moves but his experience makes it easy for him to get away from difficult holds.
We had great fun a,d he's a very friendly man in and out of the mats.
Looking forward to wrestling him again as soon as I get some more experience.
SuperBioGr is recommended by Scrapmerchant 1
I met Nick at Stockwell mat room last night and what a pleasure it was - this guy is new to the wrestling scene but as his other opponents have said, he has tons of energy and stamina - he just keeps coming back for more. He has great upper body strength and likes a competitive bout. He had me in some difficulty a couple of times - it was a great match. This young man is the real deal - he is handsome, he has a great personality and looks great in his navy singlet. Roll on round 2!!!
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by Squashlad
Had a great, stupidly sweaty wrestle with Scrapmerchant 1 at Hackney (wrestling really is getting tricky now summer's here!). He's a well-named bloke and loves a brawl, but he's completely safe and sane and absolutely respected my requirement for no punching (and kindly did the majority of the bleeding). Not that that did me any good though, because he might claim to be a fighter who only knows a few wrestling submissions, but that was plenty for Scrapmerchant 1 to wipe the floor with me! I did spend some time on top of him (I am a fair bit taller and heavier) but his defence and strength were way too good for my one-dimensional attack, and the skilled reversal therefore always came, and usually resulted in a submission. Ah well. Definitely a wrestler to benchmark progress against (assuming I ever make any!) as he was kind enough to offer a rematch, and who wouldn't want another match with a gentlemanly guy this strong, skilled, in-shape and fun? (And, erm, sweaty?)
Squashlad is recommended by Scrapmerchant 1
I met Squashlad for a submission bout on 20 May at Hackney mat rooms. We wrestled almost non stop for 2 hours and 15 minutes and were both drenched in sweat throughout the match. Before the match I thought - 'he is a newbie and a jobber - this will be a stroll in the park' but hey, was I in for a surprise. This guy never gives up, he occasionally gives in by tapping but he then comes back for more. We had a competitive bout and I had to work for each of my submissions - it was a great bout, at times very tough - I came out of this match with a couple of scratches (accidental) and some bruising. Squashlad is a great opponent, he is safe, sane and fun - check him out and take him on - I look forward to the second of many bouts with this fella :-)
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by MIKE WEST
A really great wrestler who has stamina ,power and skill. He really knows how to get quick submissions through his powerful head scissors. Full of attitude and likes a totally tough contest, though safe and sane. Want a rematch soon. Recommended!!
MIKE WEST is recommended by Scrapmerchant 1
Met Mike at Barnet on 30 April - tough, aggressive, skilled wrestler and an all round good guy - we had a tough sweaty bout with submissions on both sides - this guy looks the business in the gear and loves trash talk and the build up to the fight. If you want a really good work out challenge him - I cannot wait for round two which promises to be an intense battle!!
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by beefyprowrestler
Should have taken this wrestler on years ago. Had a great submission style wrestle. Good sweaty wrestle and really made me work. One mouthy feisty wrestler who is not afraid of wrestling with the big boys. Great banter on and off the mats. Genuine guy who I hope to wrestle lots more.
beefyprowrestler is recommended by Scrapmerchant 1
I met beefyprowrestler on 25 March a really charming genuinely nice guy who looks the business in the kit. We had a good sweaty submission bout - the first of many I hope. This man is a great host, generous and an all round good guy - ready for the rematch anytime you are wrestler!!,
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by fightingandspirit
A proper star on and off the mats. I've not had so much cracking banter and laughter around a meet before, and on the mats he's a human dynamo. I'd love to take him on again when I'm at better throttle, but I know I'd still struggle to hold him down! A real pleasure to meet and hopefully meet again soon for Round Two.
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by patlutte
Excellent wrestler, agile and technical, strong and sometimes soft, and in addition to that, a very lovely guy with excellent manners ; I would warmly recommend him to everybody !
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by ianparker09
meet scrap merchant some time for a match great guy very reliable hope to meet up again for a match sometime with him
i just meet alan for a second time great wrestler look the part i enjory our match very much next i meet alan it will be in the ring so bring it on
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by Ctgrappler1
I had a great time with this scrappy fighter. He's the real deal. We fought rough and got a few subs on each other. We had a few beers and hung out like buds after. I can't wait for the next slugfest.
Ctgrappler1 is recommended by Scrapmerchant 1
I met this powerhouse in NYC on 19 December - although time was short and the fight venue not ideal, we still managed to have a decent wrestle/scrap. Ctgrappler1 is strong and aggressive, safe, sane and a cool dude, we had a goodtime together - this was the warm up match - we both agree that we have unfinished business - roll on the main event!
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by fghtr
Don´t think that this guy is a pushover. Fights like a pitbull. We had a very ruff and close match and bruises all over. If you ARE looking for a fight with just a few rules, he is your man. Nice and friendly guy off the mats. Highly recommended if you want to explore your limits.
fghtr is recommended by Scrapmerchant 1
David v Goliath - Michael is the biggest guy I have ever wrestled and alas because of his height, weight and skill I had little chance of winning the bout. On this occasion Goliath was victorious however, I will have another crack at this big guy who is a real gentleman. After a good workout we had a couple of beers and a blether - a very enjoyable evening!
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by andy
met alan last saturday at the meet,had a good match,looking forward to next time.
andy is recommended by Scrapmerchant 1
I met Andy at Pippas group meeting on Saturday 4 October - realy nice guy, funny and easy going - we had a good sweaty submission bout over a 20 minute period - we were both knackered afterwards. Andy is 100% sound - challenge him if you want a good workout.
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by toonarmy
Had a great hotel bout with this little c u next Tuesday - merciless! But an all round decent bloke.
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by Tyger
Had a great time with Scrappy! Off the mat he's a great bloke, on the mat he's an unstoppable force of nature. I was really glad to get a sub off him, but lost count of how many he got off me. Can't wait to meet you again mate.
Tyger is recommended by Scrapmerchant 1
I met Tyger at Stockwell matroom on 30 September and we had a very good sweaty submission match. Tyger looks the part in his leopard skin (Bett Lynch)singlet. We had a good time but boy can this guy talk? He can talk for England and Wales - fortunately the word submit was included in his vocabulary.:-)
Tyger is a pleasant bloke, easy to get along with and a good fight. We will certainly be meeting again!
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by Steve Shock
Finally met Scrapmechant
Well worth the wait !!!
a great guy off the mats
altho not into Pro we met in mat room for a submission match
this wrestler is strong skilled and great to wrestle
aggression but safe on the mats
def can't wait till we can wrestle again
Steve Shock is recommended by Scrapmerchant 1
I met Steve at the Grapevine event at Pippas yesterday and although more into Pro wrestling, Steve was happy to do submission with me. We had a great hard sweaty bout- Steve is skilled and strong and in my opinion looks the business in the gear. We have unfinished business and I look forward to the rematch!
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by ImtiazAli
I met Scrapmerchant Saturday 4th October 2014, at the Manchester Meet.
Nice guy to talk too. Tough guys on the mats, and very strong, stocky bloke. Skilled with it too.
Would love to give it another go with him, this time with strikes. Who wouldn't want to punch and kick him, ha ha.
Highly recommended. He is a straight forward guy, does what he says. No malarkey.
ImtiazAli is recommended by Scrapmerchant 1
I met Imran yesterday at the Grapevine meet in Manchester. He is a very pleasant, respectful young man who has strength and tons of skill. We wrestled for about 15 minutes and he got 3 subs to my 2 - as well as being skilled this man is fast and determined. His scissors are awesome. When wrestling he is so calm and focussed. I had a great time and hope that we get the chance to fight again. A great bloke and a great opponent.
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by Rollon6157
Great guy, tough as nail never gives up and certainly gave me a tough match that I can't deny I lost by a fair way, loads of verbal great to meet him and hope we have a re match soon
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by Londonfightfan
We met last night and had a great time at the Barnet mat room. A real tough fighter on the mats, driving home his grappling skills at every opportunity. Relentless style and excellent with the verbal intimidation. We had a great conversation afterwards over a few beers and I hope we shall arrange a repeat match soon. I need to avenge my loss last night!
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by Mister80
Well this guy is a scrapper. Was a good fight, although admittedly he kicked my butt but prob cos i couldntbget a good grip on his sweaty head! ;) nah, he got me but Was good to scrap though got at least one tap which surprised the wee man. Liked it a lot. Next time..
Mister80 is recommended by Scrapmerchant 1
We had been sounding off at each other for 6 months and eventually hit the mats tonight, this guy is the business, he is strong and likes a rough bout but he just won't stop - he keeps coming at you. Mister80 delivered what he said he would do - a good competitive safe and sane fight. I can't wait for round 2. I might invest in a Taser to repel his continual attacks, I had a great time thank you
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by tasci
As expected rough and tough.
key words: lots of sweat, great rolling around, wet wet wet, horny bout .... and most important GREAT GUY
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by duncanuk
This whirlwind of a fighter rescued (?) me when an opponent had to drop out at short notice and he met me for 2 hours intense wrestling at the Seven Sisters Submission Room. He worked me over good, but I made him work hard and sweat. 2 beers and an excellent chinwag ended a marvellous afternoon. Match 5 in July.
duncanuk is recommended by Scrapmerchant 1
'Never judge a book by its cover' - true in the case of Duncanuk. Before he gets changed from his civvies into his fight gear you would think butter wouldn't melt...........you'd be so wrong! From being a placid bloke, Duncan turns into a competitive tough wrestler. We had a great 2 hour fight at Seven Sisters mat room on 31 March. This guy never gives up - he keeps coming for more. He is an intelligent wrestler, continually using his legs to tie me in knots. Duncan is tough, more skilled than me and competitive but a sound, sane wrestler. Thanks for a great workout - roll on our next fight in July!
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by readyforit
Met Scrapmerchant 1 for the first time and was as keen to wrestle him as I was awed by the way he looks and his reputation as mightily strong and tough scrapper. This power bomb of a man could have wrecked me in seconds had he chosen to but was a brilliant, sexy, fun, tough, caring and exciting opponent with a gift of the gab and a great sense of humour who made sure his intimidating physical presence did not scare the life out of me. We had a fantastic bout. I knew I was taking on more than I could chew but enjoyed every minute of the match. Can't wait to wrestle him again and again and again.
readyforit is recommended by Scrapmerchant 1
Readyforit is one of the hottest guys I have wrestled - a tough little French dude with attitude and boy he looks great in Doc Marten boots!!!
I had a fantastic bout and want a rematch ASAP - despite the weight difference (Fat Scotsman v Slim muscular Frenchman) he kept coming at me.
I could have wrestled all night - a fantastic opponent, a great host and a genuinely lovely bloke who puts up a good fight.
Je vais vous battre à tout moment. Merci!
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by madridluchador
Scrapmerchant and me wrestled last summer and it was one of the best matches i've ever had... He is an amazing man on the mat and out. definitely get a wrestling with him
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by Perseus
This one long overdue:
A fantastic aggressive resilient wrestler who is awesome to fight. If u haven't wrestled this tuff nut you have missed out big- time. He's more skilled then he reckons probably one of the best pound to pound fighters out there. There will be many more scraps between us to come for sure. Off mats definitely one of the nicest blokes u ever likely to meet and hit the pub with. Wrestle him or miss out !!
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by NYleanmuscle
Tough guy....like wrestling with a hurricane....will give you all he has.....and a really good bloke off the mat. Be ready.
NYleanmuscle is recommended by Scrapmerchant 1
I have fought Paul on a couple of occassions. He is a terrific guy off the mats - great conversationalist and a nice guy to have a beer with. On the mats he is totally different, he is strong skilled and aggressive and gives as good if not better than he gets.
A safe, sane, tough bloke who i would never tire of fighting. I hope for a rematch in the near future. If you are in NYC hook up with Paul, you won't be disappointed!
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by ATONMAN
11-11-2011 can't believe I forgot to recommand Scrapmerchant!!! only 3 words: GREAT GREAT GREAT... great is tha man, great the wrestler and great our match... can't wait for a re-match and I believe it will happen soon!
ATONMAN is recommended by Scrapmerchant 1
Aton, what a warrior - we had a great sweaty submission wrestle/scrap on 11 November. This guy is HOT, he has aggression, strength and skill. He is a realy nice bloke. I can't wait for round 2. If you like it rough, safe and sane Aton is your man!
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by wrestling coach
Considering the years of challenges and taunts, we finally met in SF and while we did not get a ring or mats, we did the best we could. Alan is a -lot- stronger than I thought, and his thick neck/delts make him hard to choke. We kept it sane and controlled in the small space, and definitely want to ratchet it up in the future. We are very well matched physically and the scrap will then be about stamina, skill, and thresholds. We actually warmed to each other (warily) after an intense roll. IMHO, he is one of the toughest I have encountered for his stature. If you think you can handle it rough and physical, then Alan is your stud. I am very motivated to fight him in a ring where we can go all out and not hold back.
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by southerngrappler
Had a great meet and scrap with Alan. He tied me up in knots but I really enjoyed it! He is a great guy off the mats too and looking forward to our rematch. Steve
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by crimsonstorm
Had a great fight with Scrap he is strong and aggressive as the bruises on my body will testify, definitely want a rematch with him.
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by MEGRAPPLE
Meet Scrappy earlier tonight at Barnet. The match was filled with plenty of stamina, submissions and sweat. Scrappy came highly recommended as a skilled, experienced and powerful guy and his reputation well exceeded all my expectations. A rematch is definitely in the making, only next time I wont be playing!!! Cheers mate!!
MEGRAPPLE is recommended by Scrapmerchant 1
I met Phil at Barnet last night - boy does he look the part. We had a great rough and very sweaty submission wrestle with a few punches thrown in for good measure. A strong aggressive fighter - safe and sane and good fun. A very pleasant bloke - I can't wait for the rematch!!
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by Judomonkey
Finally managed to get a fight with this chap. As expected tough, strong and aggressive. Good hard match...
Judomonkey is recommended by Scrapmerchant 1
I met the monkey for a fight before work on 10 May. He is skilled strong aggressive and a great guy to meet. I got my ass kicked but had a great time...............I am not done, I will be back for more.
If you want a good hard match with a skilled fighter Judomonkey is the man.
Scrapmerchant 1 is recommended by Physical
What a match!!!
DO NOT, UNDER ANY CONDITIONS, underestimate this guy - boy would that be a mistake!!!!! BE WARNED!
He's relentless, driven, determined and a friggin bulldozer!
Had a great GREAT match and want a re-match, one of the best.
So guys - I can't recommend my opponent any higher.
I hope a good friendship grows out of this because off the mats, you'd have this guy as your best mate any day.