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Ultimate Strongman World Championship


  • Date: Saturday 10th December 2016
  • Doors Open: 6:00pm
  • Pricing: From £25.00

We look forward to welcoming you to the Metro Radio Arena for the first ever Ultimate Strongman World Championship

Doors will open at 5.00pm with the event beginning at 6.00pm

Show end will be approximately 10.00pm

All times are approximate and subject to change on the night.

Ahead of your visit we ask you make considerations for the anticipated weather conditions and would advise against advance queuing ahead of doors opening. Large bags and items such as umbrellas will not be permitted entry and there will be no cloakroom available.

Please remember under 14's must be accompanied by an adult.  Please take care of your friends and personal belongings at all times.

Please be aware antisocial behaviour will not be tolerated and we wish you a safe and enjoyable evening.

We thank you in advance for your cooperation and look forward to seeing you soon.


Twelve of the biggest stars in strongman will converge on Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle for the first ever Ultimate Strongman World Championship, Saturday 10th December 2016.

In a Live arena spectacular featuring unbelievable test of strength, stars including 4 time World’s Strongest Man and arguably the strongest man who ever lived. Zydrunas Savickas, and 6 time UK’s Strongest Man and deadlift world record holder Eddie Hall, will battle it out over 5 events to decide who will be crowned World Champion.

Events will include the Atlas Stones, Monster Tyre Flip and fans favourite the Deadlift Challenge, where the much awaited showdown between Eddie Hall and  Zydrunas Savickas (‘Big Z’) is sure to bring the house down.

Glenn Ross, 5-time UK’s Strongest Man said “We are really pleased to choose the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle as the venue for what will be the most spectacular strongman show ever staged in the UK. Strongman is going through an incredible boom, with shows selling out and fans clamouring to see 12 of the biggest men on the planet performing feats no normal human could ever come close to. The Ultimate Strongman World Championship will be just like a major wrestling event, with great music and entrances and wall to wall action. It will appeal to both strength sports lovers and families wanting a great night out. Until now these superstars could only be seen on TV, now fans across the country can witness how superhuman these men really are. “

ULTIMATE STRONGMAN is one of the leading strongman organisations in the world, producing TV favourites such as UK’s Strongest Man and the Ultimate Strongman Team World Championship.

The line-up is one of the most competitive ever seen in a European competition and features some of the best entertainers in strongman.

In his first major competition on nearly a year, 4 time World’s Strongest Man Zydrunas Savickas of Lithuania is out to prove he is still the best in the world, despite missing this years World’s Strongest Man due to injury. His appearance gives fans a rare chance to see the strongest man that ever lived performing live.

Eddie ‘The Beast’ Hall of England is one of the biggest stars in the sport and he has an opportunity to prove himself against ‘Big Z’, Zydrunas Savickas. It could be the biggest showdown of the year. If ‘The Beast’ beats Savickas it will be one of the greatest ever performances by a British strongman.

Europe’s Strongest Man Laurence Shalaei (England) is in the form of his life having lifted the title in July, beating Hafthor Bjornsson in the process.

Tom Stoltman of Scotland known as ‘The Albatross’ because of his long arms, is probably the best young strongman to come out of the UK since Eddie Hall emerged back in 2010. Still only 21, Tom is already pulling 400Kg deadlifts, an dis the current U23 UK’s Strongest Man. He will bring plenty of support from Scotland.

Konstantine Janashia of Georgia is one of the rising starts of the sport, finishing 4th in this year’s World’s Strongest Man. 6’ 5” tall and weighing 155Kg, ‘The Bull’ will be in the running for the title.

Mikhail Shivlyakov, the former Russian Marine, wears his Marine beret with pride, and is a fierce competitor, winning the Arnold Amateur Strongman Title in 2013, and appearing in World’s Strongest Man in 2014 and 2015.

The Cookie Monster, Eric Dawson of the USA has won 2 Champion League events this year. 6’5” and 160Kf, the American giant is a crowd favourite and in incredible form this year.

Cheick Sanou (Iron Biby) of Canada at age 24 is one of the youngest in the World Championships and powered onto the world stage in 2016. The Mr T look-a-like , despite being 150Kg, likes to perform back flips after a win!

Grzegorz Szymanski ‘Szyman’ of Poland finished 8th at this year’s World’s Strongest Man.

Raffael Gordzielik (Germany). Hailed as the best German strongman since Heinz Ollesch (12 time Germany’s Strongest Man).

The final two major names will be announced in the coming weeks.

Tickets costing from £25.00 are available online, from the booking hotline number 0844 493 6666 or in person from the Metro Radio Arena Box Office. 

  • Date: Saturday 10th December 2016
  • Doors Open: 6:00pm
  • From £25.00
  • Sorry, this event has now passed and ticket sales are no longer available.
  • Doors Open: 5.00pm

    Show Start: 6.00pm

    Show End: 10.00pm