A 72-year-old wrestling legend from Swanley is ready to rumble as he prepares to return to the ring for a one-off match.

Bobby Brown, better known among wrestling fans as Vince Randell, is set to wrestle once again alongside his pupil, and British champion, Alan Lee Travis, as he comes out of retirement for one final match.

Vince Randell became a popular household name during the 70s when he made regular appearances on the hugely popular World of Sport programme which ran until 1985 on ITV.

Speaking to News Shopper, Mr Brown explained that although he retired 15 years ago, he decided to first make his return last September when he was asked to wrestle in a charity match for cystic fibrosis.

"I was approached by quite a big company to have a fight in Swanley and I said I wasn't interested. I had been out of the game long enough and I hadn't trained in wrestling at all since.

"However, after about ten minutes of talking the guy told me the fight was for cystic fibrosis.

"I've taken so much out of life all these years, I thought that this was my chance to put something back in," he said.

Vince Randell still has the moves. Credit: Tony Ham Photography

Although he originally 'grappled' with the idea of coming out of retirement, Mr Brown proved he still had what it takes after defending his Kent and South-East England title which he has held for more than 23 years, raising hundreds of pounds in the process.

"I dived into the ring at 72 years of age, and I came out of the ring as a 25-year old.

"I came out of the ring, held my belt, kissed it and said 'That's for Swanley!'", he said.

Vince clutching his belt after winning last September's match. Credit: Tony Ham Photography

However, despite pulling off an impressive performance as Vince Randell, he told of how Bobby Brown was left to suffer the consequences the next day.

"The next day, my wife had to come and pull me out of bed.

"My back, my arms, my legs, my neck and even two of my ribs were bruised. But at the end of it all, it's what it's all about," he said.

Now running the LDN Wrestling school in Romford, Vince Randell will return to the ring one more time to face opponents such as the 30-stone Curtis Crusher at The Alexandra Suite on Sunday, January 27.