Ian "Dicko" Dickson is in for a rude shock if he thinks his impending wrestling match with a pro wrestler will be child's play, his opponent has warned.
Melbourne's "King of Hardcore" KrackerJak is eager to get his hands on the Australian Idol judge, after Dickson ridiculed the wrestling industry on his Vega radio show.
"I'm going to do horrible things to him tonight, make no mistakes about it," KrackerJak told ninemsn.
"A lot of people like to have a laugh at wrestling, but not many are brave or stupid enough to jump in the ring and try it for themselves.
"He's going to be in incredible pain tomorrow … it takes years to build up the physical conditioning that you need to crash around the ring and get repeatedly punched in the head."
KrackerJak, 29, has been wrestling for eight years and is known for his brutal style.
While the matches are obviously staged, he has subjected himself to dangerous manoeuvres including being stabbed with scissors and thrown onto thumbtacks.
KrackerJak says the most excruciating pain he has experienced was from a botched spinal tap after suffering a severe concussion.
"Scissors, barb wire, thumbtacks, forks, chairs and tables - you name it, I've hurt someone with it," KrackerJak said.
"I like to get really hardcore on an opponent at times.
"But let's face it, wrestling against some fat guy from the radio, I probably won't need to set him on fire or anything like that."
Dickson has assumed the wrestling moniker "The Guv'nor" and has been training for the past two weeks.
However, despite the chance of injury, the wrestler also known as "The Mad Bastard" claims he has no intentions of treating Dickson with kid gloves.
"I haven't had to sign any legal documents that say I have to go easy on him, which I think is another mistake on his part," KrackerJak said.
"I want to teach him some respect about the industry that I love. He will learn that wrestling really does hurt like hell."
The pair will do battle at around 10pm AEDT tonight at Melbourne's Hi-Fi Bar.
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