The Daily Express enlightens us:
Former MP Lembit Opik’s latest bid for stardom got off to a bruising start – after he was stretchered out of a wrestling ring by paramedics.
The attention-seeking Liberal Democrat hoped to launch a new career as a professional wrestler following previous forays as a stand-up comedian, reality TV star, music video dancer and consort to a Cheeky Girl.
But yet again his dreams of being in the spotlight came crashing down, as he was tossed around by 18-stone opponent Kade Callous before being floored by several blows to the face.
Opik, 47, wearing an ill-fitting T-shirt, tracksuit trousers and kneepads, looked in agony as he was taken away by medics ... clutching his stomach and wearing a neckbrace.