FREISTON wrestler Dale Broughton’s long-awaited ring return ended in defeat on Friday night.
The grappler - a former British cruiserweight champion - came out of retirement to team up with Joey Starr to face the country’s top tag team The Hooligans.
However, the main event at the Danny Flear Centre ended in defeat for the home-town fighter.
The noisy crowd saw five matches at the WAW Promotions event.
Skegness’ Aaron Sharp earned victory.
TJ Daniels defeated Sam Knee and Milky O’Hagen got the better of Ricky Knight.
The two main events saw WAW champion Danny Collins knock out Alex Young before the tag contest.
WAW are planning a wrestling return for October.
It is planned that TV star Danny Boy Collins will defend the world title against Broughton.