A HIGH profile wrestler has pulled out of a charity event in Barrhead this weekend, his promoters have announced. 

Graeme Stevely, better known by his ring name Grado, had been scheduled to take part in the ‘Back to Barrhead’ wrestling event this Sunday. 

However, organisers announced earlier this week that the wrestler-turned-actor would not be appearing. 

In a statement, they said: “Despite being previously signed to appear, Grado has had to withdraw from the event due to circumstances beyond Premier British Wrestling’s control. 

“This is extremely disappointing as we are well aware how much fans will have been looking forward to seeing him compete. 

“Grado is extremely sorry to miss the show and hopes to be back in Barrhead soon.”

Promoters have now secured a pair of replacements for the wrestler. 
Jack Jester, from the BBC’s ‘Insane Fight Club’ and WWE Mae Young competitor Viper will now be in attendance on Sunday.

They make up the fight card which will contain 10 fighters on Sunday. 

Tickets for the event, which is being held in conjunction with charity groups Include Me 2 Club and Anipals, are still on sale. 

Back to Barrhead takes place at the Barrhead Foundry this Sunday from 2.30pm. 

Tickets for the event can be purchased by emailing includeme2club@hotmail.co.uk.