As part of our week dedicated to The Buffet Club, we had a chat with The Fabulous Bakewell Boys, Steakley and Jerry. Follow them on Twitter & Instagram @fabbakewellboys or visit their website fabulousbakewellboys.com  
What first got you both into watching pro wrestling?

Steakley: There was nowt else to do.

Jerry: It were boring round our small town.   

Who were your favourite wrestlers when you were children?

Steakley: “Vaporiser” Bernard Steam – he was a tough brick layer from Accrington. I liked his finish, a brick to the teeth.

Jerry: Mickey “The Magic” Wand – used to do Tommy Cooper’s gimmick before Tommy was even born.   

What made you want to be pro wrestlers?

Both: We owed money.  

Who were your trainers?

Jerry: We were both trained by the bloke we owed money to – “Hardbody” Scotch McPatrick. Hardest bloke ever.  

Who has been your favourite opponents you’ve faced so far? 

Steakley: 1971. Johnny Kwango. The Dog Beck pub. £20 bet got out of hand.

Jerry: Vlad “the Lad” Putitoff – invented the Russian leg sweep. In our match.   

Who has been the biggest influence on your careers?

Steakley: Jim. Jack. Grant. Johnnie.   

Who would be your dream opponents? 

Jerry: I think we would be able to hang with any of ’em. 

S: Yeah. Or the Dudley Boys (from the Midlands).  

What is your finishing move?

Jerry: I spin em…

Steakley:…then I kick em.   

What do you think of the current state of British wrestling?

Jerry: It’s busy.

Steakley: It’s busy. Yet we are stuck at home fixing dry rot.  

What promotions do you actively wrestle for?

Steakley: We can be found at Lucha Britannia, mainly. But we also appear for RISE in Leeds, The Wrestling League in Colchester has us, too. And we’ve done stints in Belgium and Germany, too.

Jerry: We feature moderately on the UK cabaret & entertainment scene, too. We’ve appeared at events for TechDept (London), DryBarge (Manchester), as well as being involved in events ran by places such as The Double R Club, Cabaret Derangium, The Magic Garden, It’s YOUR Funeral and of course our own evening: QUICHE.  

What does wrestling mean to you both? 

Steakley: Being out of work most of the time.

Jerry: A way to repay our debts.  

Where do you see yourselves in 12 months time?

Steakley: Dewsbury.

Jerry: X factor. Or Little Chef.  

What is the plan of the Buffet Club?

Both: Who?  

What should someone who has never seen a Fabulous Bakewell Boys match expect?

Jerry: Well, we are masters in Japanese strong style, Mexican Lucha Libre and wizards at technical wrestling.

Steakley: Yeah, but mainly it will be us avoiding all of that as we take a pasting.   


Check out The Buffet Club on Twitter at @BuffetClubUK and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BuffetClubUK/ and buy their merchandise at http://IMSOMUNNY.BIGCARTEL.COM

Massive thanks to Steakley and Jerry for having a chat with us, let us know what you thought of the interview on the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SomeoneStopTheDamnMatch and look out for the rest of our interviews with the members of The Buffet Club!


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