WWE stars have joined forces with NSPCC and Childline to help launch Anti-Bullying Week 2019 in Glasgow.

Wrestling superstar R-Truth and Glaswegian wrestling royalty Nikki Cross visited primary school children before their show at The SSE Hydro last night.

WWE and NSPCC have come together to promote the charity’s ‘Call Out Bullying’ campaign.

Kids were treated to workshops and the chance to meet the stars as Nikki Cross and R-Truth threw their weight behind the project.

Nikki Cross, who originally hails from Dalmarnock, said: “Bullying for me is such a big thing because I was bullied when I was growing up.

“The first thing to do is to take that step and talk, talk to someone you trust. I remember being a teenager and I just couldn’t see a way out but now young people have this hand stretched out to say “you can talk to us” which is great.”

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“Even just having an escape – for me it was wrestling. But find something to let you escape your situation for a while, whether it be a sport or drama or books.”

R-Truth spoke about how even physically strong athletes have their bad days too: “It’s okay not to feel great all the time, even I get depressed.

“I’ve been bullied in my younger years for being dark-skinned and I never reached out but with Childline, there’s ways for us as people to help and to empower our children.”

Heather Donald, senior supervisor at Childline Glasgow, said: “The ‘Call Out Bullying’ campaign is about raising awareness for young people and children to speak out when they witness bullying, are being bullied or even whether they are a bullying someone themselves. There’s a way back from all these situations.

“Over the last year we’ve had over 750 contacts from young children regarding bullying. The effect that has on a young person’s self-esteem, how they value themselves, the isolation that can cause then leads onto more serious mental health issues.”