Liam Slater

Credit to Brett Hadley for the photograph

Name: Liam Slater

Nickname(s)/alias: Liam Lazarus, The Lazarus Kid

Height: 5’11”

Weight: 181lbs

Age*: 24

From: Bradford, England

Started training: 2011

Trained by:
Danny Steel
El Ligero
Rampage Brown
Kris Travis
Marty Jones
Prince Ameen

Companies worked for:
Absolute Wrestling
All Star Wrestling
Basix Pro Wrestling
British Wrestling Entertainment
Combat Zone Wrestling
Cornish Pro Wrestling
DEFIANT Wrestling
Discovery Wrestling
Dragon Pro Wrestling
Grapple Wrestling
Great British Wrestling
Impact Championship Wrestling
Insane Championship Wrestling
Main Event Wrestling
Megaslam Wrestling
Monkey Madness Wrestling
New Generation Wrestling
North East Wrestling Society
NORTH Wrestling NCL
Premier British Wrestling
Pro Wrestling Elite
Pro Wrestling Heroes
Radical Innovation of Sports Entertainment (RISE) England
Scuola Italiana Wrestling
Target Wrestling
Tidal Championship Wrestling
TNT Extreme Wrestling
True Grit Wrestling
UK Wrestling
United European Wrestling Alliance
WhatCulture Pro Wrestling
Wrestle Island
WrestleTime

Titles/Accomplishments:
ICE Championship
GBW Heavyweight Championship
Grapple Wrestling Tag Team Championships
MEW Northeast Championship
TCW Championship
TCW Open Championship
UKW Academy Championship
WCPW Tag Team Championship

2015 – Winner of Absolute’s King of the North tournament.

2016 – Kendo Nagasaki Invitational “Most Dynamic Newcomer” tournament winner

2016 – WrestleTime St. George’s Cup winner

Signature moves:
Top rope Cross Body Block
Top rope Diving Headbutt
Venga Buster
(Inverted suplex slam)

Bio:
A fan of wrestling from an early age, Slater saw an ad for a local wrestling school while reading a wrestling magazine and decided to try his hand at it while juggling commitments for college and a part-time job. Within eight months he had shown enough progress that his trainers deemed him ready for his first match and he made his debut for UKW. Since then Slater has wrestled for several different promotions across the length and breadth of the United Kingdom.

Given the relative wealth of experience he possesses for a performer of his age, Slater has a remarkable desire to continue improving and honing his chosen craft. To do this he continues to regularly attend training and has also attended wrestling seminars held by some of the biggest names in the world of wrestling. Not one to rest on his laurels, Slater has expressed a willingness to learn a variety of styles and is already able to wrestle different ways to put on a great match for any audience regardless of his opponent. Recently Slater won The Kendo Nagasaki Invitational which he described as “he described it as a unique shoot worked tournament”. The tournament involved Slater and his opponent putting together matches of varying lengths depending on the round and then the winner of the match being chosen by a committee of judges, none of whom had a wrestling background. That Slater was able to perform so impressively in this unusual type of tournament speaks wonders to the how incredibly versatile and adaptable the young man from Bradford is.

Given these all of these attributes along with his natural charisma and his classical good looks I don’t think it’ll be too much longer before the rest of the wrestling world gets aboard the Lazabus.

Social Media:
Facebook – Liam Slater Pro Wrestler (@LiamSLTR)
Instagram – liamsltr
Twitter – Liam_SLTR

Dream opponent:
Lazarus seemed to put more thought into this question that most others I have asked it to and was very specific in his answer.

Lazarus would wrestle a World of Sport style match against ‘Cry Baby’ Jim Breaks (an incredibly well respected and highly decorated wrestler from Bradford whose career ran from the 1950s until the 1990s) and the match would be held at St. George’s Hall in Bradford.

Random fact(s):
Unlike most of his peers Slater does not drink alcohol. He tried Strongbow at 15 and before he had finished his pint he decided alcohol was not for him.

Slater is 1/16th Italian on his father’s side.

Slater’s favourite type of sweets are soft rhubarb and custard.

Slater once hunted ghosts alongside with Chuck Cyrus and Chris Ridgeway after a night out in Whitley Bay. Footage is available here, here and here.

*as of October 2017

Written by Neil Rogers

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