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From Big Daddy to John Cena: Les Kellett and the golden age of British wrestling

29 May 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The likes of King Barrett and Neville are impressing in the WWE right now but the history of British wrestling goes back much further than the occasional breakthroughs in Connecticut.

Audiences of 18 million people watched World of Sport at its peak and enjoyed some of the most fascinating characters in the history of the sport.

Perhaps the most remarkable was Les Kellett. "He was never the top man, but he was always the one people talked about and the one people wanted to see," screenwriter and director Harvey Auzorst tells us, explaining how his film Kellett came to be in development.

Impressed by the script for Auzorst's Blackpool-based Rat Pack Sands, wrestling legend and current Nxt general manager William Regal vouched for Auzorst among the famously close-knit British wrestling community.

The former Blue Blood put him in touch with his one-time tag partner Dave Taylor, which opened the door to »

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