SlamBangian WeltMeistro Dean Martin returns to action on january 5 when he joins the SlamBangian circus at the Grand Opening of the 2008 season at Malmö, Sweden.
Dean Martin won the title a year ago at a Swedish venue - but has since been missing from SlamBangian combat. Inactivity and the fact that age may have cought up with Mr. Martin makes him a betting underdog at the the championships. He will be very lucky to regain his title in his first defence.
Reigning Santorinian Meistro, Per Holmen is a favorite to win the title due to the fact that he always does well on Swedish ground. Identical twin brother Claus "Handsome" Holmen may oppose him in the finale - but newly crowned Fuerteventurian Champ Adam Holberg seems to be in a good run and could be the Dark Horse at the Grand Opening.