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Norwich Legend Grant Holt Wins 40-Man Rumble In Dramatic Circumstances

Norwich Legend Grant Holt Wins 40-Man Rumble In Dramatic Circumstances

A month after announcing his retirement from football, Grant Holt was back in front of a crowd on Saturday night. It was not the usual football stadium crowd to which he is accustomed. Rather, it was for a WAW British Wrestling event.

Back in May, the 37-year-old agreed a deal to appear in the promotion.

Holt scored 157 league goals in a 19-year career which took in 13 clubs.

On Saturday night, he was the surprise 40th man - wearing trainers and slacks - to enter the ring for the Crusher Mason Memorial Rumble.

And in dramatic circumstances - it appeared he had been eliminated - Holt won the rumble with a dropkick to knock his final opponent from the ring.

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"Really pleased to win this tonight," Holt wrote on Twitter afterward. "Now off to bed, first wrestling match done of many."

He is scheduled to take part in a tag team match at an event in Norwich next summer.

You can watch the final moments of the rumble below.

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