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Contained in the loopy world of European wrestling the place fighters glam as much as smack down

Inside the crazy world of European wrestling where fighters glam up to smack down


THE eccentric and brutal world of wrestling has been captured by a photographer who adopted professionals on the street in Europe.

Belgian photographer Sebastiaan Franco obtained up shut and private with the sportsmen, revealing title bouts and knockouts in addition to behind the scenes moments.

Sebastiaan Franco

The colorful photographs seize the world of European wrestling each out and in of the ring[/caption]

Sebastiaan Franco

Robert Eeckhout, who’s finest recognized by his ring identify, Rob Uncooked, is claimed to have been impressed by the late WWE Final Warrior[/caption]

Within the 2015 collection titled “Kayfabe” – a time period used to explain rivalries and storylines – wrestlers are additionally seen donning elaborate head gear and make-up earlier than moving into for battle within the ring.

Among the many spandex-clad fighters featured in Franco’s gallery is Robert Eeckhout, who’s finest recognized by his ring identify, Rob Uncooked.

Also referred to as the RaWaior, the heavyweight champ is claimed to have been influenced by the late American WWE legend Final Warrior, even mimicking his trademark face-painted design.

Franco, who additionally adopted travelling households for 2 years in Dublin, is a masters pupil on the Royal Academy of Effective Arts in Belgium.

Sebastiaan Franco

The wrestlers’ outfits are as loud as their strikes[/caption]

Sebastiaan Franco

Behind the scenes feathers are adorned and faces painted[/caption]

Sebastiaan Franco

Sebastiaan Franco adopted skilled wrestlers all through Europe to create his fascinating gallery[/caption]

Sebastiaan Franco

Able to enter the ring?[/caption]

Sebastiaan Franco

Locker room banter behind the scenes[/caption]

Sebastiaan Franco

One other wrestler prepares to satisfy his opponent[/caption]

Sebastiaan Franco

The photographs present knockouts[/caption]

Sebastiaan Franco

Followers collect to supply ringside assist to the celebrities[/caption]

Sebastiaan Franco

Vibrant outfits apart, the game may be brutal[/caption]

Sebastiaan Franco

From make-up to shake ups, title bouts to knockouts, check out the world {of professional} wrestling in a few of it’s much less glamorous moments[/caption]

Sebastiaan Franco

The sportsmen pull on fancy costumes earlier than moving into for battle with their opponents[/caption]