I attended the MidSouth Wrestling event that was put on here at the Boys and Girls Club of Russellville Arkansas on September 12th. It was a great show and was fun just being a part of it. I met some great people, got to shake hands with them and just had a lot of fun. I had plenty more shots but the batteries on my camera went dead on me and we were swapping around cell phones (I plan to attend more shows in the future and will definitely be better prepared).
For more information on MidSouth Wrestling check out Traditional Wrestling.com
. They do put on a great show and it is more than worth your time and money to attend if you are a wrestling fan.
My apologies for getting anyone's name wrong here (the music was really loud during introductions so it was hard to hear the announcer).
Here are some shots from the show with Jay Lethal:
Some of these came out a little blurry but I am working on cleaning them up in GIMP (which is surprisingly good at it).
Jay doing the Ric Flair Strut
Here are some of the owner of the company, Matt Riviera (he was briefly on a VH1 reality TV show called Megan Wants a Millionaire, it was cancelled after a tragedy concerning another contestant).
There was a women's match which was pretty fast paced and some of the hits they took were well, just rough. It was Malia Hosaka vs Athena who wouldn't stop running around so all of my shots of her are too blurry to tell much.
Here are some other shots from the show, Buddy Landell was there wrestling Jeff Jett:
Tim Storm on the left, wrestling I believe Gary Gram (Gram suffered an injury and will be out for awhile, could be fake but the way it was handled was too careful and methodical which leads me to believe it was a real injury-either way, let's keep Gary Gram in our thoughts and wish him a speedy recovery).
This is what happens when I yelled at Tim Storm as the crowd went silent...
A rather blurry shot of Jeff Jett (he is pretty big in real life)
I win the bet of me being as tall as Jay. lol
All in all it was a great show. Got two pics with Jay, the first was pretty sad (I was making a face like he had just hit me and it didn't come out too well). I talked to him before the show and he was pretty cool, we talked about TNA and the Motorcity Machine Guns and Kevin Nash.
When I first walked up to him I told him that I don't remember him before the Black Machismo gimmick but after he started doing the thing with Nash and Shelley and Sabin and they all got gimmicks I started noticing him. He was a great guy with the fans. He definitely earned more respect from me in how he was there at the show.
He invited me back over to visit at the intermission and to stay after the show but I only made the intermission. He was great. We talked about promoting and stuff and how things are done in TNA and his interests there.
All in all it was a great show, a lot of people showed up (they sold more tickets but most were probably just bought as donations for the B&G Club with no intent on actually attending). There weren't a lot of empty seats but you could still sit where ever you wanted (we stayed towards the back because Matt's girlfriend was a little embarrassed and also it was for the kids-who were all around the ring, where they should be up close getting high fives and enjoying the show).
My fiancee, her little sister and me were there with Matt Riviera's girlfriend who was really cool. I met Matt briefly in the crowd but didn't try to talk with him as he was with the kids.
I am going to call about the wrestling school