On October 11, in his childhood hometown of Gunnedah, Shaun Blomfield will perform before his family and friends in a sport he entered after hitting a life "crossroads".
Pro wresting is the sport Blomfield, 36, mainlined when he decided to shake up his existence - doing so in his longtime home, Newcastle, some three years ago.
A personal trainer by day and a wrestler called Parker Tomas by night, he and his cohorts intend to hit Gunnedah Services Club like a slap to the face: their WrestleRevolution Tour an International Wrestling Australia event that will descend on the TRECC the following evening.
For Blomfield, 84kg and 181cm, it is hard to imagine a more ostentatious homecoming - his participation in pro wrestling the realisation of a life-long fascination with the sport, namely American wrestling.
The choreographed antics of superstars like Chris Jericho, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson burrowed into his consciousness in an obviously profound manner.
As a teenager in Gunnedah (he left the town at age 18), he was attracted to the "attitude" of American wrestling.
"And I've always wanted to do it. And it came to a point where it was pretty much now or never. "I thought, You know what? I don't want to look back on my life and say, 'I could've'. I just went for it, and it's been amazing ever since."
Trained at the House of Free Fighting in Newcastle, Blomfield also features on Newcastle Pro Wrestling promotions.
He Loves the sport's "superhero concept". Wrestling, he said, had the ability to "take people on a ride" by "suspending reality".
And in the WrestleRevolution Tour's reality, Blomfield's Parker Tomas character has super-powers that include "high-energy motivation". He is the Messiah of Motivation. "Because I'm always trying to be larger than life."