VIDEO: Norwich wrestling family to star in Channel 4 TV show
PUBLISHED: 16:55 16 July 2012
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A Norwich family of wrestling stars is the subject of a new documentary being screened this week.
The Knight family - who between them have won every single independent wrestling belt in Europe and run the World Association of Wrestling - have been followed by a TV crew for more than a year, and on Channel 4 on Wednesday viewers can watch an insight into their lives in the show The Wrestlers: Fighting with my Family. The show features dad Ricky Knight, mum Julia (Sweet Saraya), sons Roy (The Zebra Kid) and Zak (Zak Zodiak), and daughter Saraya-Jade (who wrestled as Britani Knight and now goes by the name Paige after being signed by Florida Championship Wrestling and moving to America).
It was the idea of director Max Fisher, who grew up in Reepham, and who has been a fan of the Knight family for many years.
Julia, who lives in Colman Road, Norwich, said she was interested to see what viewers reactions are after the show is screened on Wednesday.
“The show is just introducing the family,” she said. “It has turned into Saraya-Jade’s story about how she went to trial for World Wrestling Entertainment, and looks and at our life before she went to America and afterwards. It is quite emotional at times. It is a no holes barred documentary. We are just an everyday family that all follow the same dream.”
Emma Wakefield, director of Lambent Productions which created the show, said the show was currently a one-off but may lead to a series.
• The Wrestlers: Fighting with my Family is on Channel 4 on Wednesday at 10pm.
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