Phil Taylors spine-tingling walkout at Seniors has fans saying its like WWE

Phil Taylor's spine-tingling walkout at the World Senior Darts Championship had fans saying "it's like WWE".

The 16-time world champion began his campaign at this year's event on Friday night as he took on Colin McGarry in the opening round at the Circus Tavern. Ahead of the match, the Power was greeted by an electric atmosphere from the crowd as he made his way to the stage to the sound of Snap's "I've Got The Power".

His iconic entrance to the venue had darts fans watching at home hailing the sporting icon and comparing the moment to something you might see in professional wrestling.

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One fan reacted by tweeting: "I don’t care if it’s the seniors. I get goose bumps every time I see this man play. Greatest British sportsman of all time."

Another added: "In my opinion, the best and most iconic walk on that ever told a venue that the GOAT has arrived." Meanwhile, a third wrote: "Watching Phil Taylor at the Circus Tavern in 2023 has such an awesome vibe in it. I thought moments like this only happen in WWE."

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Taylor claimed the first set against McGarry in their best of five sets encounter, only for his opponent to peg him back before taking the lead himself.

A fine fourth set from fourth set from Taylor levelled the match once again at 2-2, but McGarry dominated the decider as he gave himself a match dart at two legs in front.

McGarry was punished for that miss as Taylor came back by winning the next four legs to win the match and advance to the last 16 where he will face Darren Johnson.

The World Senior Darts Championship is open to players aged 50 and over who do not hold a PDC Tour Card and got underway on Thursday. The tournament will run through until the final on Sunday.

Taylor, who is seeded number two this year, has appeared in the event once previously, losing to Kevin Painter in the quarter-finals in 2022.


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