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Cardboard Sumo: Rumble at the Roxy

 

Ahead of this Thursday's one off, super exclusive event, we chat to host Morven Mulgrew about the ideas behind sumo wrestling in a massive cardboard suit...

 

1. HOW IS IT GONNA WORK?!
 
Cardboard Sumo: Rumble at the Roxy is running next Thursday (28th April) from 6-10pm. Every 15 minutes we are going to host a wrestling match between two individuals. Three rounds, one minute per round. First out of the ring is a LOSER. 
 
You can enter as a team or as an individual by finding BUCKY the Cardboard Sumo MASCOT, and giving him your team name on a card. Before the match he will draw two names and then your referee will invite you to bow, flex and WRESTLE! The winner will receive the world respected CARDBOARD SUMO LAP OF HONOUR and WINNERS JINGLE!!!
 
We have a DIY REPAIR AND REFURB STATION where you can customise your sumo suit or make one from scratch using such technical tools as cardboard, gaffer tape and, errrrr, that's it. If you are entering as a team, come early and customise your suit any way you like! Games Master Morven Mulgrew will be on hand to help you get yourself looking tough and ready to rumble.
 
 
2. IS THAT IT?
 
NO! At some point in the night we have a celebrity appearance! Yes, that's right- we have the world famous wrestler THE ROCK joining us for a one off wrestle match with a plucky individual. He is slightly past it now but he still fancies his chances with the creatives of Edinboro!! 
 
 
3. OK, THATS IT?
 
NO IT'S NOT! We have a popcorn stand, free drink with every entry ticket, BOSS LEVEL super fight at the end, flashing lights, wrestler's entry music, souvenir programmes and Games Master Morven Mulgrew running round like an idiot whipping you up into a frenzy! Cardboard Sumo is entirely homemade, falling apart and we celebrate DIY and have-a-go-heros; NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE NECCESSARY!!!
 
 
4. THIS SOUNDS GREAT, WHERE CAN I BUY MY TICKET?