Co-op worker 'Insane Star JP' hoping for WWE wrestling fame
MEET Jack Purser – supermarket worker by day but larger-than-life wrestling star by night.
The 19-year-old, from Tewkesbury, dreams of becoming as famous as American ring and film star Hulk Hogan.
Although he may be a long way from reaching Hulk's status, Jack has done well for himself so far, appearing in more than 50 shows across the UK over the last three years.
He only took up wrestling four years ago, having been inspired by watching the WWE stars of the US on television.
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But the determined teenager has already built up a loyal following and now has stars in his eyes.
While taking a break from his day job at Tewkesbury's Co-operative store, he explained that his wrestling character 'Insane Star JP' is getting him noticed.
He said: "I'm quite recognised around Wales, having done a few things down there. I'm hoping to make it big time in America. I would love to crack the States and do wrestling full-time.
"They have talent scouts around this country. It's about being in the right place at the right time. I would love to be noticed."
Certainly no shrinking violet, Jack takes to the ring in tights and fluffy night club-style boots. He also paints his face and trots out his character's favourite catch phrases 'It's frickin insane' and 'Insanity arrives'.
In fact, he's so committed to his passion that he has the latter catch phrase tattooed on his arms.
But anyone thinking Jack may be a little bit self-centred should know that he raises money for charity at his shows.
Tonight's event at the Watson Hall in Tewkesbury, for instance, will raise money for people suffering from Asperger's Syndrome.
Jack, of Columbine Road, Walton Cardiff, explained: "A woman I know who does my wrestling T-shirts for me has a son with Asperger's.
"I wanted to do something different. Every shows has something for charity. I did one in July at the Wheatpieces Community Centre and raised £40 for cancer research."
Tonight, the wrestling begins at 7.30pm and the event will end at 10pm. Admission will be £8 for adults, £7 for concessions, £6 for children and £20 for families.
So serious about wrestling is Jack that he has started his own training school to get more British people interested in the sport and to train people up to take part in his shows. It is based at Legends Gym in Delta Drive, Tewkesbury.