WEST Cumbrian professional wrestler Adam ‘Tank’ Douglas is set to make his ring return at Whitehaven’s Solway Hall this month.

Douglas, 32, is set to perform on Target Wrestling’s return show in Whitehaven.

The Carlisle-based promotion brings a night of American-style professional wrestling to the Solway Hall on Saturday, January 18.

In his next bout, heavyweight wrestler Douglas will face top Scottish grappler James Scott, who has been nicknamed the God of War.

And he will share a bill with Target Wrestling star Shady Nattress, as well as West Cumbrian fans’ favourites Charlie Rose and Sami Sparx.

Douglas performs almost every weekend but admitted he still feels a buzz when walking out to a home crowd.

He said: “It is a goosebumps feeling, there is nothing like it.”

The hometown fighter is hoping to see a big contingent of fans in the audience at the event to pack out the venu.

“It gives you that boost you need,” he added.

“It’s always my favourite to do it in Whitehaven.

“It’s always good, always loud and full of camouflage.

“They’ve been so popular they’re going to do three events a year.”

And Douglas, who is from Kells, has been training hard, putting the hours in in the weights room to look his best in the Solway Hall.

He said: “I have had to have quite a quiet Christmas so that I look my best.”

“I have been quite good, I have been training most days over Christmas.”

But he did concede that he does not need to practise his high-flying moves as much these days, being an experienced performer.

“I have been doing it for 12 years now,” he said. “It just becomes second nature.”