Partington rumbles in Riot City Wrestling

After achieving a lot on the football field in 2019, Tumby Bay's Luke Partington turned his attention to the squared circle as a competitor in a pro wrestling event in Adelaide on Saturday.

The 2019 Magarey Medallist took part in Riot City Wrestling's Riot City Rumble event at the Latvian Hall in Wayville.

Partington said he got involved after he was approached by a friend from Tumby Bay, Tyler Webb who wrestles for the promotion as 'Downunder'.

He said he also decided to take part to "hopefully help grow the sport a little but also make more people aware of wrestling in SA and show them how fun it could be".

Webb, who started training to be a wrestler two years ago and is approaching one year as a pro, said Partington was a big name and with his involvement it would hopefully gain some attention for the event and the promotion.

After getting some training, Partington entered as one of 30 entrants in the titular main event, the Riot City Rumble battle royale match.

Entering at number 24, Partington took to the ring in his Glenelg colours with the Glenelg theme song playing, gaining cheers from the crowd.

Although his ring time was brief Partington showed some moves and even sent Downunder over the top rope.

Partington said he had developed an appreciation for the skills wrestlers had and how much hard work and training was involved.

"Everyone (at RCW) has been really welcoming, if anyone wanted to join RCW I can see them being welcomed with open arms," he said.

The 2019 SANFL season has been a big one for Partington, winning the 2019 Magarey Medal and playing in Glenelg's premiership side.

A return to the AFL could also be in his future after taking part in the AFL State Combine on October 12.

Partington said he had talked to a couple of clubs and he had the goal to play AFL football again, but would focus on having fun with his friends and doing things he enjoyed.