Coronation Street’s Les Battersby rants on ‘protein’ forward of wrestling debut

Coronation Street legend Les Battersby has launched right into a tirade about protein forward of his surprising profession change subsequent 12 months.

Actor Bruce Jones, who performed the enduring cleaning soap character from 1997 to 2008, is ready to make his wrestling debut for Sov Pro Wrestling in Manchester on February 18. And, though his opponent for the occasion on the Trinity Sports Centre hasn’t but been introduced, it looks as if Bruce – who’s being marketed to look as Les – is already pumping himself up for the massive debut.

In a ranting promo video, filmed in Wetherspoons in Rhyl, North Wales and posted on social media, he mentioned: “My names Les, they name me Les as a result of that is who I’m, Les Battersby. I’m in coaching, very a lot coaching, for Sovereign Pro Wrestling, and also you’re gonna see me battle some wrestlers.

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Bruce Jones will make his wrestling debut as Les Battersby
Bruce Jones will make his wrestling debut as Les Battersby

“At the moment I’m in my local pub, I’ve been shopping actually. I always go shopping on a Monday to get my protein . . . there’s more protein in there than *inaudiable* you’d ever have.

“So, by the way, Les is coming, Les is on his way, so behave, because Les will kill you.”

He then launched into an unhinged snigger, earlier than including “goodbye” to complete off. When the looks was first introduced, wrestling followers have been . . . shocked, and confused.

One wrote on Twitter/X: “Les Battersby will stroll down the doorway aisle at SovPro on February 18th and I don’t know what to anticipate…” And another posted: “Finally some real competition.” One X consumer even deemed the day a “bucket list” merchandise.

Whether Bruce Jones, 70, shall be throwing punches or simply there in a commentary capability, is but to be seen, however given the quantity of protein he had in his Tesco bag, we would assume he is prepared for conflict.

Tickets for the It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot occasion are on sale from Sov Pro’s web site, and begin at round £16.96 – which looks as if a cut price contemplating a cleaning soap legend shall be showing, as will newly-signed TNA Wrestling star Leon Slater . . . simply not in the identical match, we hope.

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