This is the gruesome moment that a family wrestling match turned into a bloody “death match” as fighters attacked each other with glass.
Police launched a probe after the artists used a weed monitor and light bulbs to hit each other.
The Colliery Championship Wrestling (CCW) event had not announced that it was a death match and even offered discounts for family tickets, reports the BBC.
Organizer James Barrass said the fight “escalated” between wrestlers Ronnie Thatcher and Blizzard, who used weapons without his knowledge.
But he said medics attending the event “did not have to do too much”.
“Sometimes things can not go according to plan. Of course there was a little more that went on,” Barrass said. “I talked to the two boys later. We had discussions and that, of course, will not happen again. “
The promoter admitted that the event “was not everyone’s cup of tea”, but added: “We have apologized, but how many times do you say sorry?
“How many times do you have to be punished in life?”
Shocking images showed the blood-stained wrestlers being beaten with the weed waker and glass light tubes being thrown over them.
About 80 people – including children – were in the crowd just meters from the ring at the Conservative Club in Seaham.
Local wrestler Benji said he had never seen such “ultra-violence” in front of a family audience.
He added: “When I watch a family-friendly show advertised, I go in good faith that my kids will see what they see on TV.”
Wrestlers in a death match use an arsenal of weapons to defeat each other.
Durham Constabulary confirmed that an investigation has been launched.
A spokesman said: “We are working with the Durham County Council licensing team after a number of complaints were received by the local authority in connection with an event at Seaham Conservative Club on April 29.
“The investigations are ongoing.”
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