In professional wrestling, to be a good “heel”, or villain, you need a good character.
Usually the simple gimmicks work best — like a stuck-up athlete who loves his looks, or a “psycho” who just wants to hurt others.
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But one of Singapore Pro Wrestling’s (SPW) homegrown talents has hit upon a unique character: The Coloniser, an arrogant foreigner who disdains everything local.
SPW is hosting a show on Nov. 23 at the Pavilion.
On Nov. 21, they shared a video on Facebook to promote one of their matches.
During the vignette, the Coloniser — dressed in a gaudy red-and-gold outfit that Raffles himself would have been proud to wear — has ventured out from her “bungalow in central Singapore”.
To beat her Singaporean opponent, she has to think like a Singaporean, which means she takes a stab at eating in an “unclassy” food court.
She orders her fawning manservant around and tries two local favourites, Milo and roti prata, while mispronouncing their names.
She then spits out the “rota prati” and promises to beat her opponent, Alexis Lee, with