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 received up shut and private with the sportsmen, revealing title bouts and knockouts in addition to behind the scenes moments.
In the 2015 sequence titled “Kayfabe” – a time period used to describe rivalries and storylines – wrestlers are additionally seen donning elaborate head gear and make-up earlier than moving into for battle in the ring.
Amongst the 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 at the Royal Academy of Advantageous Arts in Belgium.
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