As a wrestling fan like many of you reading, I got into the sport via watching WWF/WWE, WCW, ECW and TNA.
Growing up there were even British interests with the likes of 'The British Bulldog' Davey Boy Smith, William Regal, Fit Finlay and Norman Smiley.
The British interest is still rife in both WWE and TNA with Doug Williams, Rob Terry, Magnus, Drew McIntyre, Wade Barrett, and Mason Ryan all flying the flag for Britain.
However, all of these wrestlers didn't just turn up in America and land a job with TNA or WWE. In fact they would have started their careers on these shores and wrestled in halls up and down the UK.
Like many of you reading this I have been to see TNA and WWE events when they have come to the UK, I've even been to Lucha Libre wrestling, but I had never been to a British Wrestling show until recently.
For my first taste of the British wrestling experience I ventured to Sittingbourne, Kent to watch a show put on by IPW:UK and I must say it was a show I throughly enjoyed.
There was a mix of wrestlers from young up and comers such as Dave Mastiff, Zack Sabre Jnr, Marty Scrull and the company champion Sha Samuels, to the established former WWE star Fit Finlay and current TNA talent Doug Williams and Mark Haskins.
The card was full of well worked matches throughout, along with good storyline development ahead of IPW:UK's next show at the Troxy in London.
One of the highlights of the show for me was the tag team match which saw Martin Kirby and Kris Travis taking on former British tag team champions Haskins and Joel Redman. This match had a little bit of everything, with Kirby and Travis providing some great comedic value, but it also had lots of twists and turns, with Haskins turning on his partner at the end and even spitting on Redman.
This may have been my first outing at a British wrestling show, but it has whet my appetite to go and see more, which is exactly what I will be doing over the coming months. It's a great way of seeing some live wrestling featuring possible stars of the future and a great spectacle when the WWE and TNA aren't on these shores.
IPW:UK 2012: Revolution will be at the Troxy, London on 28th April, for more information and to buy tickets visit www.ipwuk.com