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7 things we learned from tonight's Fergal Devitt documentary

‘Smack Em Up’ was shown on RTÉ 2 this evening.

He didn’t get into wrestling for the fame

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He rarely gets recognised in his hometown Bray

Despite being a star in Asia, Devitt isn’t well-known in Ireland.

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Wrestlers pick up some seriously painful injuries

A Scottish colleague tells Fergal he has just had a testicle removed.

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He wanted to keep his real name but they had trouble saying Fergal in Japan

So he became ‘Prince Devitt’.

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Japanese businessmen often took him and his team-mates on nights out

…where they happily take advantage of the free food and drink on offer.

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They also enjoy getting “chopped”

We’ll pass, thanks.

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