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Newt Cox
10-21-2016, 02:57 PM
Really the only time I take pics is at the various independent wrestling shows I do video work for.Started back in 2010 just taking pictures from the crowd.Which morphed into a few of the groups asking me to take ringside pics. And that morphed into me shooting video.Now I hit 4 to 6 shows a year,filming matches,doing commentary and even sometimes doing security work.

So here is the second show I shot pics at. It was the day before Halloween 2010. And it was a free show in the parking lot of the Factory Furniture Outlet.
http://i.imgur.com/2xOxc9I.jpg
From what I can find out this was either Kamala's last or next to last match.Not long after this he had to get one of his legs removed below the knee cause of diabetes.The other guy in the ring with Kamala is Snakeman Mitch Torretta. Mitch is kind of a local legend,mostly cause he brings a 8 foot albino python to most shows. And the dude makes good money,cause every intermission he charges $5 to get a pic with him and the snake in the ring. I got one somewhere I need to scan.
http://i.imgur.com/dFbZOZq.jpg
That is me on the right,and the 24 time NWA Mississippi State Champion the Faroh of Phunk. No I didn't spell that wrong. Before taking the pic he whispered to me "Hey Pimp you mind slouching down some so I don't look like a midget?" I slouched a bunch but as you can see he still looks short. But that day I did have my boots on,with them on I am 6'4".

And one last shot from this show.
http://i.imgur.com/cjiNHW0.jpg
The guy giving me the stinkeye is Ron "Fatt Hardy" Horn. At one time he was one of the best indy wrestlers in MS,then he got hooked on pain pills and had a bunch of issues. At this show he worked two matches. During the main event he worked a tag match. So kid was heckling Ron,calling him fat. Ron turned to the kid and yelled "That ain't what your mother said earlier at the Super 8 Motel!" Then out of nowhere this very large lady that had maybe 8 teeth jumps up and yells "I AM HIS MAMMY!" Ron looked at her did a double take then said "I need to stop drinking so much!"

The only other stand out thing about this show is this one fan I met. He was an older guy,I am guessing mid 50s. And was convinced that before Mid South/UWF folded,they went under in 1987,that all pro wrestling wasn't predetermined. "Yep back in the Mid South days it was real. You know the ref hides a tiny pair of scissors. So when the wrestlers want to bleed the ref stabs them with the scissors."

Barry M
10-21-2016, 03:07 PM
This is already great.

Newt Cox
10-21-2016, 03:17 PM
After the Halloween 2010 show there was none locally that I knew of until August of 2012. A new group,Last Rites Championship Wrestling,had started up and ran their first show at the civic center in town.

At the time I was taking my neighbor's son to shows with me. He was in his early 20s at the time but has the mind of a 12 year old. We got there 2 hours before the show started and there was maybe 10 cars in the parking lot. Once the doors were open we went in and sat front row. I noticed they had giant screens up on two of the walls. And that there was no ring apron,so we could clearly see the chairs,pieces of plywood and other weapons they had hidden under the ring.

The first match was a 20 man Royal Rumble style battle royal. Where it started off with 2 guys in the ring and every 2 minutes someone else would come out. The idea was the last two left in the ring would fight in the main event for the Last Rites World title,yeah a fed that only ran 3 towns had a world title. About 5 minutes into the match we noticed that the ring crew had no secured the ring mat down. So it was slipping and sliding all over. The ring crew ran out and squatted at ringside trying to hold it steady. After the match someone got on the mic and asked if anyone in the crowd had any rope or whatever to secured the mat down. Some guy ran out to his truck and came back with a bunch of bungee cables.
http://i.imgur.com/V5bNrMD.jpg
The guy holding the belt is Max Maverick,that was another thing about Last Rites this was their first show and all but one of the matches was for a title. Max had just won the Last Rites Hardcore title. Not long after this match it was intermission. Max came out and a group of us ended up getting a picture with him.
http://i.imgur.com/FCXYaAs.jpg
The guy on the far left is my neighbor's son Blake. Also look close at the belt Max has. It is a weightlifting belt they stuck a bunch of car decals on.
http://i.imgur.com/Xgowd1q.jpg
I just love this shot. It was from the Last Rites Women's title match.Which ended up being the second best match of the show.
http://i.imgur.com/EhQVB0Z.jpg
This was from the only singles match that wasn't for a title. It was a bullrope match. You can see that one guy is bleeding from his forehead. Also look behind them you can see all the empty seats. When the show started there was maybe 80 people in the crowd. Every match ran long,so by intermission it was 10pm. Most of the crowd was parents with young kids,so during intermission almost all the crowd left. By the time intermission was over there was maybe 15 people left.
http://i.imgur.com/9KlXKWs.jpg
This was from the main event. At 10 minutes to midnight the lady in pink,Lil Brit,and the guy on the mat,Frankie Superkick Thomas came out. Then out came the Faroh of Phunk. He stood outside the ring and "whispered" to Frankie "Hey they want us out of here by 12:30 so go home quick!" Go Home is wrestling talk for end the match. About 8 minutes into their match the crowd started chanting GO HOME GO HOME. 5 minutes later Faroh won. Then cut a 15 minute long promo. About how we were the best crowd he has worked in front of. And how next month Last Rites will be back and he wanted a Lincoln County Street Fight with Frankie.

For me the best part of the show was something I didn't get a pic of.One of the wrestlers,Cale Conners,is a tall bald and chubby guy. He was a heel aka bad guy,so we were heckling him when he came out. After a few fat jokes he looks at me and said "Yeah real original can't you come up with something I haven't heard before." So I quickly said "Yeah you look like Kane and Playboy Buddy Rose had a kid!" Cale tried his best to not laugh and said "Well look we got us a smart mark!" Mark is wrestling speak for a fan and a smart mark is a fan that thinks they know all the secrets. Plus my middle name is mark.After he said this the neighbor's son Blake turns and asked me "How did he know your name was Mark?"

After the show I was going to use the bathroom. Ran into Cale and thanked him for the smart mark comment."Dude when we got to the back everyone in the locker room was asking me Who Playboy Buddy Rose was."

Last Rites held 2 more shows before folding. Mostly cause after that first show they never drew more than 20 people to a show.

enandalusiskhund
10-21-2016, 03:18 PM
So kid was heckling Ron,calling him fat. Ron turned to the kid and yelled "That ain't what your mother said earlier at the Super 8 Motel!" Then out of nowhere this very large lady that had maybe 8 teeth jumps up and yells "I AM HIS MAMMY!" Ron looked at her did a double take then said "I need to stop drinking so much!"

So awesome. Thanks for this thread.

Newt Cox
10-21-2016, 03:22 PM
So awesome. Thanks for this thread.

Thank you sir. I have wondered how entertaining these stories and pics would be to non-wrestling fans. And to people that are not from this area. Since MS has no major league sports teams,indy wrestling is pretty big in the state.

I have been a wrestling fan since the age of 4. At the age of 17 my plan was to do 4 years in the Army,get out and goto the Malenko Wrestling school in Florida. Then while in the Army I blew out my left knee and did serious damage to my left arm and shoulder. So my dream of being a wrestler died. So it has been nice to get into the business as a cameraman/video guy/commentary team/security.

Randy G
10-21-2016, 08:02 PM
Holy, awesome.

Quot
10-21-2016, 09:44 PM
Newt, thank you. This is fucking fantastic. I love your passion.

I grew up on wrestling in the deep south. For the commentators, Do you remember the great Gordon Solie (may be before your time)? What a voice!

http://i536.photobucket.com/albums/ff324/astrojester/gordon_zpsy2qx8rdv.jpg

Ian Jane
10-22-2016, 10:16 AM
I'm gonna join in the chant here - Newt, this is great stuff.

Newt Cox
10-23-2016, 02:26 AM
Newt, thank you. This is fucking fantastic. I love your passion.

I grew up on wrestling in the deep south. For the commentators, Do you remember the great Gordon Solie (may be before your time)? What a voice!

http://i536.photobucket.com/albums/ff324/astrojester/gordon_zpsy2qx8rdv.jpg

Of course I remember Gordon Solie. Started watching wrestling every week around the age of four,so summer of 78.

Thanks everyone for the comments.Just got back from Pro Wrestling EGO's Face Fear show in Byram MS. It was held in an old abandoned church gym. Thankfully the promoter of EGO clued me in before I got there. He knows I'm an Atheist. "Newt if the preacherman asks just tell him your were raised Catholic. That way you aren't lying really." Which is true I was raised Catholic.

Was a decent show. I got a few good pics. But between ring crew,wrestlers,refs,annoucer plus all of us doing video there was 40 people and the paying crowd was maybe 30 tops.But I did win a belt.
http://i.imgur.com/cB2ZqVv.jpg
I am the New Big Ramp Enterprises champion. Big Ramp is a local indy manager,has won the MS indy Wrestling manager of the year award the past 4 years. And had his own belt made. I have been joking with him that I was gonna sneak up on him and pin him for it. So before they let the crowd in he laid down and let me pin him.The mask is a cheap Ultimo Guerrero mask. Taken to wearing it while doing commentary. And adopted the name Ultimo Gallos.

http://i.imgur.com/sZv0VCt.jpg
That is Big Ramp. He is holding a VHS of Back to the Beach. It is a very inside joke,as a kid Ramp watched that movie every day and recite it word for word. So I brought my VHS got him to sign it. Can't make it out but he wrote "Big Ramp..... Bird is the WORD!....Jamaican SKA!!!!!"
http://i.imgur.com/057VF80.jpg
From earlier this month. Myself and Pentagon Jr. Before and after the show he had his translator asking me if I wanted to sell my shirt.

Alex K.
10-23-2016, 02:43 AM
Now I have this mental image of Newt having Jerry Lawler's voice when he's doing commentary. And I just can't stop imagining Jerry Lawler watching Jess Franco movies.

Newt Cox
10-27-2016, 07:55 AM
Now I have this mental image of Newt having Jerry Lawler's voice when he's doing commentary. And I just can't stop imagining Jerry Lawler watching Jess Franco movies.

Let me go find one of the matches where I do commentary. I mostly do that for Bodyslam Media. Most of the time at a show I will film a match or two with my own camera for my own channel.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9wFLRmiug4

I am the first voice speaking. The other voice you will hear is Koby Rutland. The teenage owner and operator of Bodyslam Media Productions. In 5 years this kid has filmed over 200 matches in 12 states for 30+ groups.This match was one local fans had been wanting to see for a year. Lukas Frost is the heel and long time vet,and Nate Moss is 2 years into his career,good guy and was trained by Frost.The annoying airhorns well....

Since most of these guys are lucky if they get 50 bucks for these matches,lots of the time they get 15 to 25. Sometimes they don't get paid,but since they lots of the time they don't get paid enough to cover their gas they will got Dollar Tree and buy piles of cheap toys for a buck each. Then resell them at shows for 2 or 3 bucks each. Well Monty Warbucks,part time pro wrestler full time high school football coach,found at Dollar Tree these airhorns that have a hand pump on the bottom. So unlike most airhorns they never run out of air. He sold 15 of them for 3 bucks each. And the kids that got them honked them thru out the entire show. The wrestlers in the back gave Monty shit the entire show.

THis is the first show I donned the mask and did commentary as Ultimo Gallos. On the drive down to the show I kept seeing Trump signs everywhere. So I joked about putting on the mask and claiming I was my cousin that came up from Mexico. So right before the doors were opened I put the mask on and didn't take it off until all the crowd was gone. Steve Starr,the promoter of the show,came over before the show started and said "Better watch out come November there,One that wall is up gonna be hard to sneak back into the States."

So the rest of the show I played the character up. At intermission had piles of kids come over and want a pic with me. Plus we also had two of the wrestlers' gimmicks for sale at our table. "Gimmicks=shirts,pics,anything a wrestler can sell and make a profit" Well since every kid wanted to some over and see the tall masked guy we ended up selling right at 200 bucks of gimmicks for one guy and 40 for the other.

Ok now a few pics.
http://i.imgur.com/v7racqf.jpg
That is Tracy Smothers on the left and me on the right. At the annual Wrestle Birmingham show Tracy was booked to escort Jimmy Golden to the ring. Golden faced a guy billed as Donald Trump's Nephew. I met Tracy Labor Day weekend 2015. Had gotten a pic with him. But it was so blurry that people think it is Bigfoot meeting the loch ness monster. So on the ride up to the show I had talked the photographer into making sure I got a good pic with Smothers. I planned on doing it after the show.

Then while we were out on the stage filming and doing commentary Tracy comes out and sits next to me. Joins in on the commentary. And I asked and got a quick pic with him.
http://i.imgur.com/zCiFf3U.jpg
That is me getting stared down by Mississippi Indy Wrestling 4 time in a row manager of the year Big Ramp. Back then he was a heel. And I would heckle the living shit out of him. A friend snapped that pic for me.

Ian Jane
10-27-2016, 08:53 AM
Man this all looks like a hell of a lot of fun.

Alison Jane
10-27-2016, 01:38 PM
Makes me miss ECW.

Paul L
10-27-2016, 05:43 PM
Brilliant thread, Newt :)

Newt Cox
10-29-2016, 02:51 AM
Thanks again everyone. It is a lot of fun.Plus it is cheap entertainment. Back when I was paying to get into shows the average ticket was 10 bucks and that got ya a 2 to 3 hour show. Now I get in free at most shows,but either make a few bucks getting paid to film. Or sell some gimmicks. Most shows as long as I get 15 bucks I am good. That covers my pre and post show meal,plus some cash to give to whoever was driving to help pay for gas.

Sunday a bunch of the guys are gathering at my house. Next month is the Wrestlecade convention on NC. Bodyslam Media is going out and wants DVDs to sell. So we are gonna go thru the 400+matches they have in the archive. And pick out enough to fill 4 dvds. Then film intros and outros and shit.

Alison Jane
10-31-2016, 09:17 AM
16788

Keeth
10-31-2016, 03:23 PM
When I was a kid in the '70s, my grandparents were obsessed with Wrasslin' so I'd watch it with them and another family I knew put on wrestling events I was able to attend & work at. They knew Bruiser Brody personally.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bl5zi3YXvNU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQnM1aIRh9E

Quot
10-31-2016, 06:29 PM
Newt, do your current circuits stiil do any of the classic genre of hillbilly wrester? (ie, The Kentuckians, or Haystacks Calhoun)

'Cause, if so, that would be so awesome.

http://i536.photobucket.com/albums/ff324/astrojester/cd158cce-8c43-4f59-872d-bcc1f94df70e_zps2zfm7kqf.jpg

Of course, by the time Calhoun got up over 600 lbs, then not so awesome. :(

Newt Cox
11-01-2016, 02:00 PM
Newt, do your current circuits stiil do any of the classic genre of hillbilly wrester? (ie, The Kentuckians, or Haystacks Calhoun)

'Cause, if so, that would be so awesome.

http://i536.photobucket.com/albums/ff324/astrojester/cd158cce-8c43-4f59-872d-bcc1f94df70e_zps2zfm7kqf.jpg

Of course, by the time Calhoun got up over 600 lbs, then not so awesome. :(

They do. There is two that I know of working the MS/AL scene.First one I saw was the Giant Hillbilly. Claims he is 7 foot. More like 6'9 but that is still tall.Seen him two times live and a few times on video. Really nice guy that is limited in the ring cause of his size and age,but really would a hillbilly that actually wrestles work?
http://i.imgur.com/kyVGBZE.jpg
First time I saw him he got a cane fishing pole broke over his head. Had this guy John Thor,who looked like one of the Allman Brothers and Sandman of ECW fame had a kid,who comes out with a cane fishing pole,minus the line and hook. Used it like a Singapore cane. And it shattered over the Giant Hillbilly's head.

The other is Mountain Man.First time I ran into him was a Steve Starr show earlier this year in Richton MS.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHzd6B5eCN0
He is even more limited that the Giant Hillbilly. And is maybe 6'7" tops.But cause he owns a ring he gets booked. He was at the Bullet Bob Armstrong Gulf South Wrestling retirement show,that Bullet no showed. On the ride to that show,which was in Chickasaw AL,I joked that we would be cursed and have to sit thru a Mountain Man match. GOt told "Don't say that fat fuck's name. If you mention him he will be there." We get to the show and he walks in a few minutes later.

Got a few pics and a video from the mentioned meet up,now dubbed the Pro Wrestling Media Moguls Fall 2016 Summit. Right after lunch on Sunday they all met me in town at Bobo's Chinese Buffet. After a huge lunch,we figured we would pig out so we wouldn't have to stop later on to eat again,I lead them all out to my place. One disadvantage of living this far out is a bunch of the roads out here do not show up on GPS.

http://i.imgur.com/tLjBPaN.jpg
We set up in the spare bedroom. Mostly cause it has better light than my room. From left to right in the above pic.
Koby Rutland-20 years old-runs Bodyslam Media Productions-Has filmed over 400 matches for 40+ feds in 7 states.
Jon Paul LeBlanc-46-Runs Gulf Coast Wrestling Revue website and 4 Corners Photography-Has shot 800+ wrestler's promo pics-And worked for 50 feds across 16 states.
Big Ramp Kenneth Wade-36-Runs Big Ramp TV-Manages 50+ wrestlers across the southern states-has worked on 30 or more deep south rap hits.

We got 40 or so matches picked out for 5 dvds I am making. 4 of them are volumes of Southern States Showcase. Each of those has one woman's match. One match with a name like Jerry Lawler,Bill Dundee,Jimmy Valiant,Buff Bagwell,etc.Then the rest is filled out with either indy names or deep south names. And some up and coming rookies. We are using a mixture of Koby's footage and mine.

http://i.imgur.com/qIBx1Ze.jpg
Left in the white mask with red trim is the Guadalupe Kid AKA Koby and on the right is The Cheetah Kid aka JP.
The other DVD is called Hood Mark. Jp is trying to use the boom of Lucha Libre interest in the deep south to market some dvds,which he hopes helps him sell some of his excess masks. Jp owns right at 1000 masks.So during the intros nad outros we filmed for that DVD I snapped a quick shot.

While here,since none of them had been to my place before,we explored the 10 acres for places to maybe film some promo vids for Ramp. He is in a huge feud with former ECW/WWE star Red Dawg Rodney Mack,who is actually the nephew of the Junkyard Dog. Well during the daytime he went out to my pier and we took a few pics.
http://i.imgur.com/eMdaZoM.jpg
You can see across the lake behind him. Ramp just got the mask recently. He is trying to add a dark element to the Big Ramp character.

We started around 2pm. And by 10:45pm we had gathered most of the the promo pics we are using from JP's stuff. And all the footage from my stuff and Koby's Bodyslam Media stuff. So Ramp had saw two areas in the yard he wanted to do some vids to hype an upcoming show. Voodoo Wrestling runs Westwego LA. Which is a tiny town right outside New Orleans.He is bringing in former NWA world champ and current AIWF world champ The Tokyo Monster Kahagas to face Rodney Mack.SO far he has only uploaded one of the two vids we shot.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tx7PcCilWmE

Now remember the pic of Ramp out on the pier? This was shot out on the pier in the same place,but at 11pm. We had 4 LED flashlights for light and I was manning the camera,whatever type of smartphone Ramp owns.

Well to end this it ain't pictures.I need to scan the pic from this event. But for years there has been a rumor floating around the wrestling fandom,which is dubbed the IWC. In it the Rock n Roll Express walks into a room,and sees Boogie Woogie Jimmy Valiant laying under a glass table as some woman takes a shit on it.Supposedly Robert Gibson threw up and walked out. But Ricky Morton sat down to watch. Now most wrestling fans that are online have heard this story.

We had been invited up to Lula MS,right on the MS river and across from Arkansas and not far from Memphis.There is a huge casino up there and Hollywood Jimmy has 5 or 6 time a year shows up there. Always using a few Memphis legends like Lawler,Dundee ,etc. This show he brought in Boogie Woogie Jimmy Valiant.Before the show started I had talked to Mr Valiant at his table and ended up trading him a DVD of Lucha Libre for an autographed promo pic and a quick pic with him. Super nice guy,who ended up eating lunch with us at the casino buffet. It was maybe an hour before they let the crowd in,we are back in the locker room and someone just flat out asks Jimmy about the shitting on the table story. Jimmy jumps up looking mad as fuck and yells "BROTHER ...... I AM TIRED OF THE LIES AND HALFTRUTHS BEING SPREAD ABOUT ME ON THE DAMN INTERNET..... It was the Midnight Express that walked in not the Rock n Rolls!" and everyone was at first in shock that someone asked about it,then laughed so hard we hurt.

Barry M
11-01-2016, 02:27 PM
16788

Not to go off-topic, but how come that's a JPEG rather than text, Alison? Just fancy formatting or steganography?

Newt Cox
11-02-2016, 07:49 AM
In the deep south currently there is 3 feds that have local tv shows,local to their area.
Booker T's Reality of Wrestling out of Houston TX. Good show,and they upload them to youtube. But I have never been to a ROW show.
Marty Graw's Voodoo Wrestling that runs the greater New Orleans area. He pays for time every week or every other week on cable access.Again never been to a Voodoo show.

Then there is Wildkat Sports. They got a Saturday night prime time slot on the New Orleans area MyNetwork TV channel. I went to quite a few Wildkat shows years ago,plus most of their guys also worked for Powerslam Productions,which was my local fed that ran monthly shows from 2011 to mid 2013 or so.So I saw the Wildkat guys often.
http://i.imgur.com/e8spZhX.jpg
It is run by Luke Hawx ,if any of y'all remember when Rob Black of porn fame ran a wrestling fed. Luke Hawx pretty much got his start in that fed as Alter Boy Luke. He is from New Orleans and runs Wildkat,wrestles on their shows and helps train guys.The pic was taken at the first Powerslam show I went to.Luke was the Powerslam champ. He was always nice to the fans and when we would make the 3 hour drive down for Wildkat shows he would come and ask about our ride down.
http://i.imgur.com/Tr5LnzG.jpg?1
That is from left to right.
My neighbor's son Blake,for about 3 years he went to every show with us.
Curt "Studd"Matthews-In Powerslam he did a Hulk Hogan tribute gimmick. Like instead of being billed from Venice Beach he was from Biloxi Beach. He did the legdrop as a finisher,until I gave him a DVD of Hulk Hogan matches in Japan. Over there Hogan won with the Ax Bomber.Which is a running elbow strike. After that Studd would use the Ax Bomber if I was at the show.He works for Wildkat and ROW and other TX/LA feds now as Curt the Stud Matthews one half of the Pump Patrol team. Imagine the old "I vant to PUMP you UP!" guys from SNL as braggart bad guys.
Me of course-Please ignore my horrible hair. Was growing it out to donate for a wig and it was in the awkward stage of growth.
http://i.imgur.com/Jm2ofba.jpg
The bald guy is "Hardbody" Chris Harper. Manager in Wildkat. He is bad guy and is a manager. He is quick on his feet with his mouth. Years ago at a show the ref was getting onto him cause he was sure Hardbody was cheating by helping his guy in the ring. The shows were held in the community little theater.So whatever the wrestlers and the fans said could be heard by the 90 people max the place could hold. Harper yells at the ref,and this was a Saturday night show."I ain't cheating I am a good Catholic boy. Ask my Mom." His mom ,who at one show was named Thelma Harper,yes Vickie Lawrences character from Mama's Family.I was front row and yelled back,"Well if that is true you will have a lot to say in confession tomorrow after Mass." Harper put his head against the ring like he was thinking hard. But he told me after the show "Bro,i had to hide my face. you had my laughing with that shit."
http://i.imgur.com/lc1CObx.jpg
There's a shot of the crowd from one of Powerslam's shows in the little theater. Most of the time they got 60 people.But a few times they packed 80 to 90 in the room. Let me find a shot of the ring so you can see how tiny this place is.
http://i.imgur.com/eGA2Rut.jpg
They come out of the curtain to the left of the Powerslam logo. The theater has a tiny room upstairs they use as a dressing room.
http://i.imgur.com/DOBLzxU.jpg
While looking for the best pic to show how small the ring area was,I found this pic from the one Powerslam show that Bob Ross Jr was the ref.
http://i.imgur.com/L9ojZHe.jpg
That is Bu Ku Dao,which is slang that the US soldiers used in the Vietnam War. It meant "Suck my Dick". For a bit he wrestled as Ling Pham in Powerslam and Bu Ku Dao everywhere else. I wondered why he had the different name in the one fed. Then after a Wildkat show,where he was selling Bu Ku Dao or Die shirts,I happened to mention to my lady how next show he was making sure to have on in my size. "Newt,you do know what that means right?".She then told me.Dao actually got signed to a minor league deal with WWE. They have a group they run at Full Sail University in Florida.It is for guys they want to groom for the WWE weekly TV shows. Dao got signed to a deal where he would go down there learn to ref and also wrestle on the side. But WWE was cutting costs and canceled like 10 deals for guys to come to Florida.

One funny little story about Bu Ku Dao.Not long after I learned what his name meant,Powerslam ran a show in Picayune MS. It was held in a strip mall church. Well Bu Ku Dao at the time was teaming up with Sgt Socorro as Juan Direction. A good guy/face team that the kids loved. So in this strip mall church in a tiny MS town Bu Ku Dao gets the 300 people there to chant his name. I kept laughing. Then during intermission I go out in the lobby. All the wrestlers are out there talking to fans. Dao ,when fans are around,acts like he barely speaks English. When he actually speaks better English than Vietnamese. I see him doing this and walked over with a buddy who had never met him. The buddy got a quick pic with Dao. Then Dao motions for me to come closer.Stands up on his tiptoes and whispers in my ear "I am going to Hell for it,but I just got 300 people to chant SUCK MY DICK in a church. I heard ya laughing Newt!".Then goes back to the broken English and taking pics with fans.

Well I gave a bit of backstory on Wildkat and some of their talent cause I just discovered tonight they did a short film to celebrate Halloween. They have done one the past few years. But I figured with them recently losing another video editor they might not do one this year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62xB5cNd3SI
The guy in the pink shirt is Danny Flamingo. The long haired guy in the back of the truck with Stud I have never seen before. The mentioned but not appearing Katie Forbes,well she appears near the beginning when we see flashes of previous Wildkat Halloween stuff. She is the white shorts and big butt. She isn't in this one for two reasons.
1.Sometime last year she met and hit it off with Rob Van Dam,ECW/WWE guy,and pretty much lives with him out on the west coast most of the time.
2.She is so bad in the ring,that even though she was one of the most attractive women in the deep south circuit,the crowds got bored with her quick.

Alison Jane
11-02-2016, 09:40 AM
Not to go off-topic, but how come that's a JPEG rather than text, Alison? Just fancy formatting or steganography?

Made the same offer on Facebook. Just screencapped and posted rather than retyping. ;)

Barry M
11-02-2016, 11:17 AM
Phew. My hacked exploit senses were tingling.

Lazy is always the best.

Newt Cox
11-26-2016, 06:15 PM
Hey sorry I haven't added more to this thread. But been busy with the holidays.

Last year the about a week before Labor day I got a call from the head of Bodyslam Media "Hey Newt are you free Labor Day weekend?VIP wrestling out in Arlington has invited us out for their 1 year anniversary show.Then the next day we gotta be in Lula MS for one of Hollywood Jimmy's shows at the casino." I checked with my lady,to see if she had to work or not. She was working so I was free to go.

We had JP and Ramp coming up from NOLA. Then myself and Big Tommy coming from my town. So we agreed to meet at 7am at a gas station right off the interstate. JP and Ramp showed up and we piled into JP's old car. Then drove to north of Jackson to meet up with Koby. He was still in high school at the time but had gotten permission from his mom to miss school on Friday.

Now Koby has a huge van. Which has 2 rows of seats. So since I am fairly flexible I ended up in the back seat with my bags and Ramp's title belt. It was an 7 hour drive to Arlington. But it flew by. Our plan was goto the VIP show,once it was over grab some dinner then drive thru the night to Lula. Since Hollywood Jimmy had said he might be able to get us a free room at the casino in Lula.

We get out to ARlington. And the back parking lot is full,this is where all the wrestlers and other people behind the scene parked. We grab all our equipment and go inside. Since this was a big show for VIP they not only had the normal TX indy guys but had also brought in some big Indy names. We set up our video/commentary table. And I see Masada walk in. He is a well known deathmatch wrestler. Who has a history of being physically abusive to the women he dates. So that already means I do not like the guy. Everybody else came over and introduced themselves to us. But Masada didn't.

About an hour before the show started Joey Ryan came in. Yall might know him. A year or so ago he had a video go viral. Joey works a sleazy 80s guy gimmick. And he has a move where someone grabs his dick,and Joey's dick is so strong he flips them with it. Now I am a huge fan of Joey Ryan,been one for years now. So I was very happy when he set up his gimmick table next to ours.

JP was doing promo pics for everyone there. But the only free space was what appeared to be a big broom closet that was full of breaker boxes. The show was about halfway over and it was intermission. The owner of VIP had set up a deal with the Lodge the show was held in. Anybody working the show could get bottles of water for free or get booze half off. I was getting thirsty and was going to get all of us water. I go up to the bar grab 4 bottles of water and was heading back when I see Ramp talking to Teddy Hart. Teddy is the nephew of Bret Hart. And is known for being crazy.He wasn't working this show,just happened to be living in the area and had come to hang out. Plus he now brings his cat Mr Money with him. Who he has trained to do flips off the ringpost. I could tell Teddy was busy talking to Ramp so I was just gonna walk by and bring all the guys the water. As I walk by I hear Ramp say "Hey Teddy want to meet my son Newt!" So I stop introduce myself to Teddy,shook his hand,then excused myself to bring the water. Teddy asks me where the locker room is. So I tell him to follow me. And trying the entire time to not act like a drooling fanboy.The funny part about Ramp introducing me as his son is that 1.Ramp is black and I am mostly white and 2. I am 4 or 5 years older than Ramp.

So I lead Teddy to the locker room then go back to our table. I sit down and find out the next match is a tag match with Masada in it. "Look guys I don't want yall catching heat for something I say. So during the tag with Masada I will just go back to the locker room." I head back there. Was talking to Teddy,turns out Ramp had told him I live way out in the woods. And Teddy is a big Bigfoot nut. So he was telling me about how a patch of woods he jogs thru everyday he thinks a bigfoot is in it watching him. So I told him about how 5 or so years ago I was out for a walk. Had stepped into the woods to smoke a joint,and way off in the distance I see a tall hairy man like thing walking.

Then out of no where,since Ramp was watching the match over the locker room wall,yells "MASADA IS HEADING TO YALLS TABLE!" I remembered I had left my laptop on the table and since Masada is a death match wrestler he has a habit of grabbing random stuff and hitting people with it.I rush out. Get to the table and Masada is reaching for my laptop. I said loudly NO. Masada looks at me and said "Fucking MARK!" Mark is wrestling talk for a fan,and is kind of used as an insult now. I grab my laptop and go back to the locker room. Teddy is mad now. Turns out he doesn't like Masada either."Newt stay back here when the piece of shit comes in.I got something to say to him I want you to hear." So I stay back there. Match ends and Masada walks in and sits in a chair. Teddy goes over "DID NEWT TELL YOU YOU COULD USE HIS LAPTOP? NOPE!YOUR BROKE WOMEN BEATING ASS COULDN'T AFFORD TO BUY HIM A NEW ONE.HELL,YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW HIS NAME CAUSE THE GREAT MASADA IS TOO GOOD TO INTRODUCE HIMSELF TO EVERYONE.IF YOU WANT TO FIGHT STEP OUTSIDE AND WE CAN FIGHT.BUT YOU ARE A TOTAL PIECE OF SHIT!" I stood there silent. After Teddy stopped talking Masada got up walked over to the promoter got his pay and left.

Teddy and I go back out to watch the rest of the show. Got to see this one lady wrestler's retirement match. It was a hardcore match. Now I have seen lots of hardcore matches but never seen one where someone hid a real broadsword under the ring. Claudia,the lady retiring,got the sword out and her and her opponent,Brie Ann,had a sword fight. Claudia of course having the broadsword and Brie had what I think was a shower curtain rod.

Near the end of the show I had given Joey Ryan a dvd I had made that was 4 hours of La Parka matches from mid 90s Mexico. He gave me one of his DVDs then offered to take a pic with me for free. He normally charges $5 for a pic with him.

http://i.imgur.com/OxuuRGil.jpg

The guy photobombing between our heads is Ramp. The heavy set guy right behind Joey's right shoulder is Big Tommy. And the guy next to him is JP.

Well around 10pm the show ended. We start packing up and get out of there by 11pm. The plan was to find a Waffle House,eat then drive thru the night to Lula MS. We see a Waffle House not far from the Lodge but it looked crowded so we passed it by. Found out later on it was full of all the wrestlers from the VIP show.We get up on the interstate. Drive a bit and see a Waffle House sign. Get off and can't find the place. So around 3am we ended up eating at an IHOP. Something after that everyone in the van,besides Koby who was driving,dozes off. Now we are going from Texas to MS,so we should be heading east. While we were napping Koby got turned around. And I wake up around 7am to JP screaming at Koby "WHAT THE FUCK DO THEY TEACH YOU AT THE FANCY PRIVATE SCHOOL YOU GOTO. LULA IS EAST OF US AND YOU ARE GOING WEST!"Seems Koby had gotten off the interstate to get gas and a drink. And when he got back on he went the wrong way so we had been going west for 2 hours.

Now Koby had been awake since 7am Friday.Around 7am Saturday we stop at a rest stop for everyone to get out and stretch their legs. Koby decided to stay in the van. We were gone for about 15 minutes,come back and Koby is napping. We wake him up and tell him one of us,besides Ramp who isn't allowed to drive,will take over. But Koby is use to hearing about me staying up for 2 days,I have horrible insomnia,and wanted to keep driving.

Ok guys and ladies that is all for now. Gonna go find some pics from the Lula part of this trip and post them later on.

Newt Cox
03-24-2017, 11:54 AM
Went this past Wednesday to Memphis. Planning on touring Sun Records then eating at Jerry Lawler's Hall of Fame Bar and Grill. Since the bar is packed with stuff from Lawler's career I took piles of pics.

http://i.imgur.com/eAM3Dkil.jpg
That is one of Lawler's thrones.
http://i.imgur.com/WGZnCTzl.jpg
In Memphis the big title was the Southern Heavyweight title.Before the title was retired Lawler held it 27 times.
http://i.imgur.com/sEUVuZjl.jpg
Last Labor Day weekend we went to Lula MS to film a show that opened with a Jimmy Hart concert. Jimmy gave Jerry Lawler the megaphone in the pic for the bar.
http://i.imgur.com/WHdEbh0l.jpg
For at least 10 year,if not more,Tojo Yamamoto was the evil Japanese bad guy in Memphis. Sadly IIRC he died broke and alone about 15 years ago.
http://i.imgur.com/lR8HAojl.jpg
Lawler ran for Mayor of Memphis. And might have won but IIRC this was also around the time a teenage girl accused him of sexual misconduct.

Paul L
03-24-2017, 12:05 PM
Nice! Thanks for sharing, Newt. Much appreciated :)

Newt Cox
03-27-2017, 03:02 AM
No problem sir. Gonna hit two shows next month so gonna try to get more pics. One show is in another tiny MS town and is a police department benefit show. So odds are good I would have to help out and do security. The other is in Gulfport MS and is the new growing LA fed trying to branch out and run coastal MS. If it is like the last show of theirs I worked should be fun.

Newt Cox
05-04-2017, 05:11 AM
http://i.imgur.com/OD1CXKu.jpg

From the Elev8 Pro show in Gulfport Mississippi. Myself,as Ultimo Gallos,on the left and Rey Fury on the right. My shirt is one I got in a random lot of wrestling merch and figured no one would buy it.

Sadly the show drew at most 70 people. Was held at a zombie themed lazier tag arena. Before the show we had couches to sit on and the venue owners projected Jumanji on the wall.

Ian Jane
05-04-2017, 09:23 AM
Sadly the show drew at most 70 people. Was held at a zombie themed lazier tag arena. Before the show we had couches to sit on and the venue owners projected Jumanji on the wall.

Wait.... what?

Barry M
05-04-2017, 10:57 AM
Agreed. That's how I want my obituary to read.

Barry M
05-04-2017, 10:58 AM
Couches are important.

Newt Cox
05-04-2017, 08:24 PM
Wait.... what?

The area of Gulfport the show was held in use to be huge seafood warehouses. But in the late 80s the seafood industry in the area shrunk. So now lots of those warehouses sit empty. About a year ago a group rented out one and made it a lazer tag arena. That is currrently zombie themed.

Let me go find a link to to vids from the show I got uploaded.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-sE8opvF-0
Myself and my cousin do a quick promo vid for FB before the show started.Sorry it is so dark the arena owners only turned on half the overhead lights.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXRE26Rw3pY

Opening match from the show. Aztec Warrior Alex Cruz,who helps run Elev8 Pro,vs Zane Stevens.

Newt Cox
05-04-2017, 08:26 PM
Couches are important.

I was so happy for them. The drive down was rough,normally 2 hour 20 minute drive became 3 1/2 hours cause of a bad thunderstorm. Usually we are lucky to have a old folding chair to sit on. The couch was a welcome thing.

Newt Cox
05-26-2017, 04:19 AM
17996
About 2 weeks ago made the hour drive up to Pearl MS for my second Pro Wrestling EGO show. Normally at shows I ride up with the head of Bodyslam Media Productions. But he was out of state that weekend,had to goto Arkansas for his grandpa's 80th birthday. So got a friend to drive me up. Plus was gonna have her man my gimmick table while I was filming.

Now I usually do not goto EGO shows. Mostly cause while the shows are fun EGO usually draws at most 30 people. So I never sell enough stuff to cover my gas and after show meal. But this show EGO brought in Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling superstar Michael Elgin. Figuring this would be my only chance to meet Elgin I had to be at the show.

Got there 3 hours before doors opened. Hooked the promoter up with a free dvd. Then asked where I should set up my table. He was super nice and let me set up where I was the first person the crowd saw as they came in. I had planned ahead and brought along two padded folding chairs,since most shows I am lucky to get a chair to sit in. Elgin was doing a training class with all the wrestlers EGO uses. I asked if they needed help setting up chairs or whatever. Got told they were good. So I started setting up my table. Noticed that the wall I was against had a built in bench. So my plan was whenever my ride went out to have a cig I was gonna toss my two chairs back into my car.

Well EGO only rented 100 chairs. And by the time Elgin's training seminar was over all the chairs were taken. He went over to his table and realized he had nothing to sit on. And this man had just made an 10 hour drive down. I walked over to see what he had for sale. Saw he had no chairs so offered to let him borrow mine. Mr Elgin borrowed both my chairs.

I had told the promoter to let me know 10 minutes before the doors opened. That way I could put my Ultimo Gallos mask on. He gave me the signal and I tossed on my mask. Then the crowd started pouring in. I had various wrestling dvds for sale,WWE dog tags,WWE mini figures,a few t-shirts and a few flags. Plus had taken 4 of the dvds that I have been bringing to shows for over a year now that were not selling. Tossed them plus a mini figure and a Jeff Hardy Coloring book into a brown drawstring bag. Called them Mystery bags and was asking $5 for them. Which is a decent deal since the DVDs in it I sell for 5,the mini figure I sell for 2 and the coloring books sell for a buck. About 15 minutes after the doors had opened I had sold enough stuff to cover not only my gas but my pre-show and post show meals.

I look over and there is Michael Elgin sitting at his table and no one is going over. In this area most wrestling fans only watch WWE and TNA. So had no clue who Elgin was. I went over and got him to sign two ROH dvds I own he has matches on.17997

While at Elgin's table saw he had brought some of his NJPW shirts with him from his last trip to Japan. Asked how much and if he had my size. He was wanting 25 bucks a shirt,which isn't horrible. So asked him to set to the side one for me and I would get it after the show.

Started looking around and all the chairs on the floor are full and the bleacher behind where I was set up were getting full. Doing a quick count there was around 250 people at the show. So really good for EGO.

Sold all my WWE dogtags. Get them in bulk for 50 cents,each package includes 3 dog tags and a plastic chain. I goto home depot buy beaded chains. Toss two dog tags on it and charge 2 bucks. Also sold almost all my WWE mini figures. Get them in bulk for 50 cents each and sell them for 2 bucks. Plus sold every Jeff Hardy Coloring book I had.

Once the show started I was going all over the gym filming the matches. So my friend was busy running my table. The crowd was very loud and hot. With a few times where I thought a fan was gonna attack one of the heels/bad guys.

Intermission hits and Jay,the promoter,gets on the mic."Hey everyone right now for $5 you can come into the ring and get a picture with NJPW/ROH superstar Michael Elgin!" After about 10 minutes no one has went to get a picture taken. Jay came over to my table,slipped me a 5 and whispered to me "Newt go get a line started." So I went over,and since they had no stairs had to roll into the ring. Positioned myself and Mr Elgin so our backs were to the crowd,took off my mask and got a picture with him. 17998

I put my mask back on look up and there is now a line of about 20 people. As I walked away Mr Elgin whispered a quick "Thanks Newt". So back to my table I went. Ended up selling a bunch more stuff.

The semi main event was local guy Rey Fury vs Gary Jay. Gary Jay is building a good name on the indy wrestling scene.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnRd8cvjjYY
Watch the first few minutes of this video to see how much the crowd hated Gary Jay. I thought at first the one lady confronting him was a plant. But found out after the show that she wasn't.

The main event was Elgin vs Jon Davis. Davis is another guy that is making a name for himself by traveling all over the deep south. It ended up being a damn good match. Once it was over I headed over to Elgin's table to buy a shirt. He went into his suitcase to get the shirt out and I was pulling my wallet out when he tells me "No charge consider it payment for letting me use your chairs." So SCORE for me.17999
Myself wearing the Elgin shirt and my Dr Wagner Jr mask.

Looks like sometime this summer a group of 10 of us are going down to Kiln MS. Which is where the worst indy fed in MS runs weekly shows. The plan is for all of us to sit front row in masks. And MST3K the entire show. I will be sure to take pics and video when we do.

Ian Jane
05-26-2017, 09:26 AM
Sounds like a good time. Newt, I always get a kick out of this thread and really enjoy the updates.

Barry M
05-26-2017, 11:12 AM
"Newt go get a line started."

Awesome

Newt Cox
05-27-2017, 04:46 AM
Sounds like a good time. Newt, I always get a kick out of this thread and really enjoy the updates.

Thanks man.

No clue right now when I will hit another show. Did talk to Hollywood Jimmy last night and he asked if we were coming up for his annual Memphis Legends show on Labor Day weekend. Told him as long as Koby is willing to drive I will be there.

Anyways if y'all want to see more of my footage just search for DIY Mississippi Filmworks on youtube. I just recently uploaded the 50th match to my channel. And have been going back thru my archives and adding matches that either I never uploaded or I had on another YT channel that got shut down.

Newt Cox
05-27-2017, 04:53 AM
Awesome

It wasn't until after the EGO show that I realized that pretty much every fan in MS knows who I am. Talking to the EGO promoter found out that after I went up and got a pic with Mr Elgin right at 40 fans did the same. So I am happy that both EGO and Mr Elgin managed to make some money off it.

I need to find the picture and scan it,but back in 2010 the day before Halloween I went to a free outdoor show in town. Which was either Kamala's last match or one of his last 3 matches,Kamala has had to have both legs removed cause of diabetes.During intermission Mitch "Snakeman" Toretta was in the ring with his 8 foot python. And for $5 you could go get a pic with him. I had gotten my father to come to the show,so he wanted me to get a pic with Mitch and the snake.

That was also the same show where I got to meet and become friends with Barry Wolf. Yall that read wrestling magazine will know what Pro Wrestling Illustrated is.Every year they make a list of the top 500 wrestlers in the world. And for the past 15 years or so whoever gets the 500 spot makes it part of their gimmick. Well in 2010 Barry Wolf was number 500. During intermission I was talking to him,having just seen him vs Ron "Fatt Hardy" Horn 3 weeks earlier. Barry was thanking me for doing a show review on my blog. When someone came by and said "Hey Mr 500." So I ended up getting Barry to sign the show poster "Mr 500 Barry Wolf the one man Wolf pack."

And since this is kind of a movie forum got a way to connect Barry to movies. He was an extra in the recent film Free State of Jones. So now he is introduced as Free State of Jones Barry Wolf. I haven't seen the entire film but the one scene were Barry is easy to spot has him sitting there eating peanuts. So now on commentary we joke about how he "Won the Planters Peanuts Oscar for Best Extra in Film."

Newt Cox
05-27-2017, 05:14 AM
Ok no idea why I hadn't posted this before. But I mentioned the Women's Hardcore match I saw were one lady used a broadsword as a weapon. I had uploaded it to youtube not long after I got home from that road trip. And the next day the promoter of that fed messaged me asking me to take down any footage I had uploaded from the show. "Brother we make lots of money off DVD sales. So please take down any full matches from the show you have uploaded." What I never understood is he is the one that invited us all out to film and do commentary.

Now that it has almost been 3 years since the show happened I have been slowly uploading the matches.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lF7Fp6ioFnI
VIP Wrestling
Arlington TX
Labor Day Weekend 2015
Claudia vs Bree Ann

This was Claudia's retirement match. What sucks is before the show we all saw her hiding the sword under the ring. After the show I was talking to Claudia for a bit. Asking her if she thought she would miss wrestling."Now I won't miss the injuries and stuff. But I will miss this." Then she showed me what looked to be right at 400 bucks in her cash box. "Gonna miss all the extra money I make off pics and gimmicks."

Newt Cox
02-04-2018, 06:28 AM
Bayou Indie Wrestling was the big fed in my area of the country for about 2 years. Then they had to take a 3 year hiatus.Had their return to my town show tonight. it was cold and rainy as fuck. Doors didn't open until 7pm. The ring truck not only blew a tire somewhere in LA. But also ran into a wreck that delayed it 2 hours.

But still fans were there at 4pm wanting to know when they could come in. Was told they sold 275 tickets and there was about 250 in the crowd. Plus 20 or so either vending,filming or other non-worker jobs.

Highlight of the night was looking over and see that some skinny older lady is trying to attack the heel wrestler as he goes back to the locker room. Then realizing the old lady is a friend of a friend. Rushed over turned my camera on and got 12 seconds of it. She claims he hit her and she is sueing. He got so much heat he didn't come out at intermission. Took 3 of the face wrestlers talking to the lady to get her calmed down enough that she could be trusted.

Ok picture time.

https://i.imgur.com/keaEfgA.jpg
Show's poster. Chase Stevens didn't face Terrele Tempo. He faced Apocalypse Adam Asher instead. Seems a few guys had issues cause of the bad weather and pretty sure one guy worked twice.Once in white trucks and plain white mask as The Pro. Then a 3 way match under his normal ring name.

https://i.imgur.com/CK0TBv8.jpg
All the junk I had for sale. By the end of the night had like 12 DVDs left. Sold everything else. Had the laptop playing various BIW matches i had filmed 3 and 4 years ago at the same civic center.
https://i.imgur.com/iVSN3dY.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/FdZ24s8.jpg
Ultimo Gallos and Koby "Quarters" Rutland,lead announcer for SWA promotions TV show.

https://i.imgur.com/xdGnvYM.jpg
The bald guy in demin looked like a redneck Henry Rollins. But I could never get a good picture of him.

Ian Jane
02-04-2018, 10:51 AM
I wanna go to a wrestling match with Newt.

Newt Cox
02-04-2018, 10:22 PM
I wanna go to a wrestling match with Newt.


If you are in the area we are always needing people to watch the table and set up chairs. Just get ready to sit around for hours waiting for the doors to open to the crowd.

Ian Jane
02-05-2018, 10:02 AM
Sounds awesome, haha. I'm not usually in the area but you never know. Life is at the point now where we might actually get to travel a bit once summer ends.

Newt Cox
02-05-2018, 04:36 PM
Ok update to waffle waitress vs TNA SUPERSTAR Chase Stevens....

Waitress' daughter contacts me late last night.Tells me a friend has it all on video. Get sent really blurry cellphone footage. Chase is leaving ringside area. 12 year old gets up in his way is mouthing off to him so to scare the kid back Chase kicks an empty chair. That slid hit the waitress lightly in the leg. But lady is going to get a lawyer today.

Anyways. While we were waiting 4 hours for the doors to open found an empty conference room. Tossed up a Big Ramp Enterprises sign on the wall and did a shit ton of promo videos. Then made a trip to the van. Came back and I tossed on my mask and did a quick vid with Ramp.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MO44iPBIMes

And here's the opening match from the show. John Saxon is a deep south vet. Was NWA world tag champ years ago. The Pro I think was a last minute replacement. Mostly cause him and a guy in a later match had the same tattoos. Sorry for the shit quality shot this match using my tablet.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUaETBj-xmk

Newt Cox
02-05-2018, 06:44 PM
Sounds awesome, haha. I'm not usually in the area but you never know. Life is at the point now where we might actually get to travel a bit once summer ends.


Yea my area of MS is horrid in the summer. Best time to visit is Jan thru March. Unless it is raining it is usually nice outside.

Newt Cox
02-05-2018, 07:42 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPJb9JyYoFM

Chase Stevens vs Apoc Adam Asher. Chase is the one that got attacked by the waffle waitress. Filmed this using my new camera. To me the video looks way better but the sound isn't as good.

Got the main event uploading right now. But will be a bit before it is ready for viewing.

Newt Cox
02-08-2018, 01:57 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FI8xkWrbyQ

Best match of the night the team of DTF,Down to FIGHT!, (Dirty Andy Dalton/Bam Bam Malone) vs Double Danny (Danny Ramon/Danny Chance).

Newt Cox
05-17-2018, 03:27 AM
Gearing up for a show this Saturday. BIW is running my town again. But this time the other guys that I usually do video work with will be in Hot Springs AR for a show with Ric Flair. So this time I am gonna have to sell gimmicks,film matches,do commentary and help out as extra security.

The last month I have found piles of copies of The Wrestler on DVD and Blu Ray cheap,usually 3 bucks to 5 bucks. Pricing the Blu Rays at 10 bucks and the DVDs at 5.

Gonna try to get some pics before and after the show. And do some interviews before the show.

Ian Jane
05-17-2018, 08:45 AM
Post it all here once you're done!

Paul L
05-17-2018, 01:10 PM
Gearing up for a show this Saturday. BIW is running my town again. But this time the other guys that I usually do video work with will be in Hot Springs AR for a show with Ric Flair. So this time I am gonna have to sell gimmicks,film matches,do commentary and help out as extra security.

The last month I have found piles of copies of The Wrestler on DVD and Blu Ray cheap,usually 3 bucks to 5 bucks. Pricing the Blu Rays at 10 bucks and the DVDs at 5.

Gonna try to get some pics before and after the show. And do some interviews before the show.
Excellent. Please share the pics.

Newt Cox
05-17-2018, 09:47 PM
I will post all my pics and vids once the show is over and they are uploaded.

I filmed this earlier as a kind a commercial for DIY Mississippi Filmworks.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77ZnyRqOQzY

I think I have explained this before in the thread. So sorry if this is a repeat.

At shows I wear a luchadore mask and go by the name Ultimo Gallos. Who is my "cousin" from Saltio Mexico. The story is he sneaks across the border and comes to my house. Usually breaks into it. Then the day of the show steals my car and video equipment.

Already got a few people that saw the video asking me to "Please hold onto that DVD for me. I want it"

So I figure i should make decent money this show. The other guys I goto shows will are missing this one so I will be one of the few people selling anything.

Newt Cox
05-20-2018, 03:28 AM
Ok just got home from the show about 30 minutes ago.

Got a few pics and piles of videos. Gonna start uploading the vids tomorrow.

https://i.imgur.com/hm0dYKC.jpg

That is a pic I took about 10 minutes after the doors opened. Show drew 260 or so people.
https://i.imgur.com/hX3emqr.jpg

That is me on the left and Wesley Crane on the right. Was the first time I saw Wesley. He comes out wearing a Leatherface like skin mask,covered in blood and was creepy as shit.

Sold enough gimmicks that I made about 80 bucks.

Only bad thing is on my way home,about a mile from my house,my car died. I think it is something electrical. So gonna put my car in the shop Monday.

Ian Jane
05-20-2018, 08:57 AM
Car problems are the worst - hopefully the $80 covers it!

That dude does look creepy...

Newt Cox
05-20-2018, 05:32 PM
Car problems are the worst - hopefully the $80 covers it!

That dude does look creepy...

Wait till you see his entrance and all.

I doubt the 80 will cover it. I am betting it is the computer in the car going out. But thankfully I got right at 900 in my savings account ,that I put aside for car issues.

Newt Cox
05-21-2018, 12:32 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHJD-uvRdd0

Second match on the card. Both newcommers to MS indy wrestling and BIW.

Matt Riot,face,vs Wesley Crane,Heel.

During intermission and after the show Crane sold a pile of merch and had a bunch of kids want pics with him.

Newt Cox
05-21-2018, 12:35 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-82vXEbm_Y

Opening match

Danny Chance,face with the mega beard,vs Jake O'Brien,pasty white redhead heel.

Decent Match the crowd likes Danny. My dad keeps making jokes about Jake"That guy looked like a fat jar of mayo."

Found out after the show Apoc got Jake booked. Mostly cause Apoc didn't want to drive all weekend lol. So he used the old "rookies drive" rule. But was nice and they used Apoc's truck. Got a cool shirt off Apoc that I need to get a pic of. Also got a Button off Wesley Crane I need to get a pic of.

Newt Cox
05-21-2018, 12:37 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8vaOgsD6E0&t=905s

Apoc vs Steve Anthony
Winner is the #1 Contender for the BIW Southern title.

Apoc is a crowd favorite since the time a few years ago he smashed his nose to pulp on the floor. Anthony is great but is always gonna be a heel in Brookhaven. The BIW Southern title is the big title in BIW. Their secondary title is the BIW Deep South Heritage title. Which use to be the NWA Deep South Heritage title.

Newt Cox
05-21-2018, 12:39 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TS2UGWJf4fI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zhFYoeIqKQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNXwTCzG8Uc

The main event

BIW Southern champ Vordell Walker vs BIW Deep South Heritage Champ Dirty Andy Dalton

My fat fingers were sweaty and slippey by this time. So I kept slipping and hitting the pause button. Might have missed 10 to 20 seconds of the match total.

Vordell ended up winning the Tecmo Bowl tournament that was going on in the locker room. Dirty Andy Dalton was selling shirts and panties that were black with dirty written on them in white. Then had glow in the dark cum splats on them.

Newt Cox
05-21-2018, 12:40 AM
Ok that is all the vids for tonight. I got a few short pieces of BTS stuff I will upload tomorrow. And two matches. One is the Apoc vs Steve anthony match,but was filmed with a HD camera and it was a buddy using my camera. Then the other is John Saxon vs the debuting Cowboy Randy Wayne.

Newt Cox
05-21-2018, 04:11 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYlLvBZOenY

Yea I got another match up.

Jeremiah vs Antonio Garza

Jeremiah is a local guy,lives about an hour away,and worked for years as Jeremy Awesome. Was bombing,more cause he was stuck working for the shit feds in Mid MS,then one day at his work he got an idea for his new gimmick,

He is a huge horror fan. Has a Horror mount Rushmore tattoo on his stomach. That is Jason,Leatherface,Freddy and Michael IIRC,haven't seen it in forever since as Jeremiah he wrestles in overhalls. Well at his work a few years ago all the other guys "were talking no stop about that stupid Duck Dynasty show." Well BIW besides running my town runs the town the Duck Dynasty family lives in. So Jeremy made himself a horror version of one of them. It got him mega over and now he works for feds all over the south.

Antonio Garza usually works Georgia/Alabama/Texas or Mexico. But BIW brought him in for a LA/MS weekend double shot. Garza asked me before the show how big a crowd and if the crowd spent money. Told him that usually there is at least 225 to 250 and they will spend,but it is mostly parents buying stuff for their kids.

He sold 5 lucha masks before the show started and I have no idea how many more during intermission and after the show. His cheapest mask was 25 bucks and I know he sold at least one of the more expensive ones.

Ian Jane
05-21-2018, 09:01 AM
That Crane guy definitely puts on a show, haha. Looks like a good time.

Newt Cox
05-21-2018, 04:47 PM
It was a fun night. Made even better today when I got my car back. Had to replace the battery. So there went 115. The the shop didn't want to charge me anything but I made them take a 20.

Crane was great. And will be back in August for a BIW show in Natchez. Then back in Nov for the next BIW show in Brookhaven.

Ian Jane
05-21-2018, 05:44 PM
$20 for any car repair is a deal - glad it worked out.

And definitely update us on future exploits!

Newt Cox
05-21-2018, 07:32 PM
I shall. I wanted to take more pics this time before the crowd came in. But was busy catching up with some guys I hadn't seen in years. Plus there was a Tecmo Bowl Tournament going on that had everyone's attention.

Newt Cox
05-23-2018, 01:44 PM
https://youtu.be/3NRGnsOUEgM

John Saxon vs Randy Wayne

Saxon is a 25+ year vet. Works mostly MS/LA/AL/TX. And every few years re-invents himself. Randy Wayne I had never seen before. But he did come over and buy a dvd off me before the doors opened.

Paul L
05-23-2018, 06:06 PM
I love this thread. It makes me smile. Thanks for sharing, Newt :) Please keep it up.

Newt Cox
05-24-2018, 02:39 AM
Yall are welcome.

I need to find my flash drives with my pictures from 2010 thru 2013.

Newt Cox
10-26-2018, 01:39 AM
Gearing up for the Nov 3rd BIW show.

Thanks to the Fed that runs the Jackson area being jealous that BIW draws a bigger crowd and doesn't lose money most shows some shady stuff has happened.

1. The Jackson fed's big show is the Great Southern 8. 8 wrestlers each from a deep south state in a one night tournament. This is the only show the past 3 years they always make a profit off of. So they are having the show the same day as BIWs show in my town.

2. The Jackson fed also booked the most over heel in BIW for the GS8. Thankfully the heel is great guy. So he asked to lose in the first round,then will leave and haul ass to the BIW show to be in the main event.

Also one of the local vets has retired. He was suppose to be in the main event. Then announced his retirement a week ago.

Good news is Wesley Crane is coming back.

Gonna try to get pics and vids of the pre show set up. And plan on videoing every match.

Ian Jane
10-26-2018, 08:55 AM
Looking forward to your write up!

Newt Cox
10-27-2018, 01:57 AM
Looking forward to your write up!

Thanks man. From talking to the promoter ticket sales are doing well. Been told to expect a bigger crowd than the last show. But the bigger the crowd the more money I can make at my table.

Darcy Parker
10-27-2018, 06:06 PM
Awesome Newt! I hope it does great thing for you!

Newt Cox
10-28-2018, 06:19 PM
Awesome Newt! I hope it does great thing for you!

Thanks. Recovering from last night's party. Watch a drunk guy,dressed as the Crow, dance like Crispin Glover in Friday 13th pArt 4.

Newt Cox
11-04-2018, 05:16 AM
Show was a blast.

Drew 280 people. I sold 70 percent of my stuff. 5 matches. Filmed every match. Plus got pics and vids of all the pre show stuff.

1.Bam Bam Malone vs ???-Will get the missing names later
2.Alex vs Kiki-Both ladies are rookies and tried their best.
3.Danny Chance vs Gino ???-Both guys are from Tx. But to cheer on Danny the crowd kept chanting USA....it's Mississippi.
4.Steve Anthony/the Nightmare known as Jerimiah vs The Ring Wrecker Vordel Walker/Apoc Adam Asher
5.BIW Deep South champ Dirty Andy Dalton vs 50 Calibur Barrett Brown-Was a 2 outta 3 falls match.

Also pre show got some promo/short interview vid with Danny Chance and Apoc.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsdDxJytrzE

Newt Cox
11-04-2018, 05:17 AM
Show was a blast.

Drew 280 people. I sold 70 percent of my stuff. 5 matches. Filmed every match. Plus got pics and vids of all the pre show stuff.

1.Bam Bam Malone vs ???-Will get the missing names later
2.Alex vs Kiki-Both ladies are rookies and tried their best.
3.Danny Chance vs Gino ???-Both guys are from Tx. But to cheer on Danny the crowd kept chanting USA....it's Mississippi.
4.Steve Anthony/the Nightmare known as Jerimiah vs The Ring Wrecker Vordel Walker/Apoc Adam Asher
5.BIW Deep South champ Dirty Andy Dalton vs 50 Calibur Barrett Brown-Was a 2 outta 3 falls match.

Also pre show got some promo/short interview vid with Danny Chance and Apoc.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsdDxJytrzE

Newt Cox
11-04-2018, 04:31 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElhEI8QSThc

3rd match of the night

The Amazing Danny Chance ,from TX,vs The Latin Lover Gino,from TX But billed from Mexico.

Was Gino's first time in town. Danny is a crowd fave. Really laid back guy. Cleaned up at his gimmick table. Had 3 different shirts and lots of pics,stickers, etc.

Ian Jane
11-05-2018, 09:55 AM
Some day I'm gonna travel to your neck of the woods and go to one of these matches.

Newt Cox
11-05-2018, 06:15 PM
Some day I'm gonna travel to your neck of the woods and go to one of these matches.

Kick ass. Next year May 4th weekend is a huge show.

Newt Cox
11-06-2018, 01:20 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-C3fpgmiISs

2nd match

Alex Garcia vs Kiki Vibez

Newt Cox
11-06-2018, 01:24 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sATaX42kR3g

4th match

Steve Anthony and the Nightmare known as Jerimiah vs The Ring Wrecker Vordell Walker and Apoc Adam Asher.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7KCUYJaGzQ

Newt Cox
11-07-2018, 02:04 PM
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4cpYrS0Sac7zLe8YoEUCQNusBtALMfpr

Playlist with entire show in order.

Getting all my pre show footage and pics sorted. Should have them up soon.

Newt Cox
12-25-2018, 10:55 PM
Thanks to my sorta brother in law got a new piece of gear for shows.

https://i.ibb.co/jW8Bryk/2018-12-25-20-24-14.jpg (https://ibb.co/ZYftMBz)

Darcy Parker
12-26-2018, 01:37 AM
Looking good, Newt! Merry Christmas!

Newt Cox
12-26-2018, 05:38 PM
Looking good, Newt! Merry Christmas!

Thx sir. Merry Xmas.

Newt Cox
01-30-2019, 04:32 AM
Feb 9th is the next BIW show in my town. Got tickets Tuesday night.

As always will film matches and take pics.

Ian Jane
01-30-2019, 09:51 AM
I somehow missed the Christmas outfit post.

Stylin'!

Newt Cox
01-31-2019, 12:56 AM
Thanks

Newt Cox
02-10-2019, 07:35 AM
BIW returned to my tiny town Saturday.
https://i.ibb.co/MfhLR7T/49465125-271737006844593-8797751880311635968-n.jpg (https://ibb.co/BGPRgBD)
iron man 3 last movie (https://movieplotholes.com/iron-man-3)

Been building up stuff to sell. Normally I have one tub of stuff. Hit a few good finds the past few days,so had the tub plus 2 canvas bags.
https://i.ibb.co/FKQqw1D/20190209-180005.jpg (https://ibb.co/pxHrzTL)
iron man 3 last movie (https://movieplotholes.com/iron-man-3)
That is right after it got set up. Since there was a huge ring crew,12 people instead of the normal 5,I didn't have to help set up chairs. Got various small clips of pre show stuff. Working on editing it all together.

Was also a fun show cause for the first time in a year CEO of Bodyslam Media Productions drove down to film and do commentary. Koby "Quarters"Rutland ,imagine Bash from the Netflix GLOW series.
https://i.ibb.co/TbvfXPc/20190209-165702.jpg (https://ibb.co/F0xrv86)
iron man 3 last movie (https://movieplotholes.com/iron-man-3)
Quarters and a few others have started up a Lucha libre fed outside Jackson. Their first show is May 4th 2019. Koby just got in the Hoodmark world title so brought it to the show.
https://i.ibb.co/6PHNzLY/20190209-182529.jpg (https://ibb.co/r6xvYNk)
iron man 3 last movie (https://movieplotholes.com/iron-man-3)
Then from out of nowhere Felix Navi Dodd appeared and declared himself the first Hoodmark champ.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAfeOyccdaw

Koby and I made quick signs with the two video companies names on them. And wandered towards the makeshift locker room was. We look down the hall and see 50 Calibur Barrett Brown. Known Barrett since 2013. And the past year he has gotten to be fairly well known. And now spends most weekends doing long hours in a car. This weekend he was in Illinois on Friday for AAW,keep in mind that Barrett is from South Texas. They left the AAW show at midnight and drove all night to Brookhaven MS. Barrett was loading his vehicle up as I left. I would guess he got on the road tonight at 10:45pm. He is heading to Natchez,which is a bit over an hour away. Then late tomorrow night will start the long drive back home.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARCWzC12urk
First match
Winner gets a shot at the BIW Deep South heritage title,currently held by Barrett Brown.
BIW 2018 Rookie of the Year Danny Chance
Vs
The debuting King Rob Love


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2od26buq0k
2nd Match
Apoc Adam Asher vs Paul Titan

Apoc is a southern wrestling vet. Mostly working Tx. Paul Titan is best known for working in Booker T's reality of wrestling fed that runs the Houston area and has a weekly tv show.

Titan was selling plastic kids horned helmets and light up swords and Axes. Dude made big money at his table.

Hope to have the rest of the matches,a great promo/fan interaction with King Rob Love and a vid made up of pre show footage.

Ian Jane
02-10-2019, 11:18 AM
Rad. Looks like, from the videos, there was a reasonable turn out.

Newt Cox
02-10-2019, 04:34 PM
300+ biggest crowd BIW has done in town. Should have the rest of the matches up by Monday evening.

Newt Cox
02-14-2019, 05:00 AM
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4cpYrS0Sac4oFoFHaWWnRcB5mBxZMuy1

Playlist with all 5 matches in order.

Starts off with the promo vid Barrett did for me,already posted it here. Also already posted the first 2 matches.

3rd match
Steve Anthony vs Anthony Andrews
Andrews is a Houston TX based guy. Steve is a huge heel in Brookhaven.

4th match
For the BIW DEEP SOUTH HERITAGE CHAMPIONSHIP
Current champ 50 Calibur Barrett Brown
Vs
Frankie Superkick Thomas with Me Brittany, who all the wrestlers and most of the other BTS people know as the Cockupine.

Was told right before this match ended "make sure you are ready to film once Barrett celebrates!"

So was prepared and captured a great incident.

Main Event
For the BIW Southern championship
Current champ The Ring Wrecker Vordell Walker
Vs
The Blackwater Butcher Jeremiah aka the Nightmare known as Jeremiah.
And Jeremiah's chain is banned from ringside.

Overall it was a good show. With really only 3 negatives.

1.the crowd was kinda dead. Biggest crowd so far for a BIW show. But they were quiet.
2.There was at least one obvious mistake in every match.
3.I only made 60 bucks. Most BIW shows I make at least 100 bucks profit.

Newt Cox
05-19-2019, 04:11 AM
Got home a few hours ago from the newest BIW show in town. Got a bunch of pre-show footage. And every match and promo.

Had the first ever in BIW Womens tag team match. Plus the main event,that BIW has building up to for a year,was a dog collar match that went all over the civic center and saw blood all over the place.

Will add the matches and pictures as I get them uploaded.

Ian Jane
05-19-2019, 12:20 PM
Looking forward to it!

Newt Cox
05-20-2019, 02:24 AM
Looking forward to it!

Got 3 matches uploaded. Still got 2 matches,some after match promos and a bit of pre show footage of various people working out their matches in the ring.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CO__GB8cSqQ&t=277s
Match 02
Dirty Andy Dalton vs Amazing Danny Chance
Andy is a second gen wrestler,his dad was famous deep south heel Frank Dalton. Andy has been wrestling 13 or so years. Danny Chance is a rookie and improves with every match. He is one of the most popular wrestlers in BIW and getting a match against a vet like Dalton is a nice sign that BIW sees a lot in Danny. Only drawback to Danny is his entrance theme is that Black & Yellow song. That gets stuck in your head for days.

Newt Cox
05-20-2019, 02:27 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VD4m8NkHe48

This Bayou Indie Wrestling event was titled Making History. Because this match,the last match before the main event,was the first womens tag team match in BIW history. BIW has been around a bit over 10 years and has in the last 3 years started using more women wrestlers.

Match 04
Alex Garcia,in pink with long hair..she recently worked for Stardom in Japan and got a try out at the WWE performance center,teams up with Alejandro Lion,long frizzy hair ...TX and now deep south lucha libre star, to face Ali Bama,white lady who works a southern belle gimmick,and Reiza Clarke,very tall and super nice lady.

Newt Cox
05-20-2019, 02:34 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-4TBGEn_lo&t=80s

Main Event

Apoc Adam Asher,20 year TX and other southern states indie vet works during the week as a high school teacher and youth minister, vs The Nightmare Known as Jeremiah,works for the MS department of Highways and did most of his own tattoos including a mount rushmore that includes various slasher icons.

This dog collar match is the blow off to a year long feud. Every show BIW has had either these two have faced each other or Jeremiah has interfered in Apoc's match. So these two guys had a Brutal Bloody Brawl all over the Lincoln County Civic Center. And used stuff like wooden tables,chairs,trash cans and even a table full of condiments. Lots of the older fans at the show were comparing it to the infamous Tupleo Concession Stand brawls.

Before the match started the promoter told the 2 guys working security and myself "Keep close to them and try to keep the crowd back."

If all goes right I will have the other two matches up tomorrow.

They are

Match 01-The King Rob Love,TX based guy doing a I am a King from vaguely Eastern Europe country..who the crowd has dubbed Burger King and/or Dairy Queen, vs the debuting Cam Cole.

and

Match 03-BIW,formerly NWA,Deep South Heritage Championship

Current Champ 50 Calibur Barrett Brown,has done some extra work for WWE and spends every weekend traveling from TX to places all over North America to wrestle, vs Bam Bam Malone,a younger TX based guy...who wrestles a bit like Mike Awesome.

Ian Jane
05-20-2019, 09:01 AM
Ha, this looks like crazy fun.

Newt Cox
05-20-2019, 08:22 PM
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4cpYrS0Sac69eebuihe_EJ1CfNEn_YxA

Playlist of all 5 matches in order with some post match promos and stuff.

Hope yall enjoy.

Ian Jane
05-21-2019, 08:33 AM
I'll check it out after work.

Newt Cox
05-21-2019, 07:52 PM
Thanks. People are loving the main event dog collar match. It was a great southern style brawl.

Newt Cox
09-04-2019, 08:56 PM
Well looked like I would be filming at a show this month.

Group I use to do video work for ,SWA, who normally stays in the white flight suburbs of Hattiesberg,and who's owner a few years back pitched a fit when a Greater Jackson area fed ran Hattiesberg,booked a fundraiser show at a high school near my home. The issue is since 2010 Brookhaven and pretty much the entire county has been BIW area.

BIW promoter contacted SWA guy about maybe working together,and the next day he gets this reply "I didn't know you ran there regularly. But the show is post ponsed anyways."

So now next show for me is middle of October. BIW is running a big show,last show of the year. Amazing Danny Chance is 4 and 0 in BIW so he is getting a title shot at the show. Talked to Danny the other day and gonna do a shortish interview with him before the show.

Darcy Parker
09-04-2019, 11:19 PM
I hope it all pans out for you, Newt!

Any thoughts on All Out? I have been loving AEW and look forward to the weekly show.

Newt Cox
09-26-2019, 03:33 PM
I hope it all pans out for you, Newt!

Any thoughts on All Out? I have been loving AEW and look forward to the weekly show.

Shit I dont know how I missed this.

AEW so far is very hit and miss for me. Not a fan of the Bucks or Orange Cassidy. But most of the rest of the roster I am enjoying. Got the DVR set to record their weekly show.

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Thats the next show I am hitting.
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Grabbed tickets the other day. The promoter is nice. As long as 200 tickets get sold I get the money for my ticket refunded. The other 3 tickets are for my father,he comes to watch the matches and man my table while I am filming,and two friends.

Also got a new piece of gear for the shows.
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Hoping it is cold enough to wear the jacket. Now just gotta find some Adidas pants that are black with gold trim to match the mask and jacket.

Show is titled All you need is a Chance since Danny Chance is getting a shot at the BIW big title. He hasn't lost a match in BIW so far. Started off getting booked cause he was the rookie driving one of the vets. So Josh,the BIW promoter,threw Danny into a tag match. The crowd loved Danny and the next show Danny got the second biggest pops of the night. Being a smart promoter Josh has slowly been moving Danny up the card.

Talked to Danny a week or so ago and gonna do a longish interview with him before the show.

Darcy Parker
09-26-2019, 07:08 PM
Good stuff, as always Newt!

Newt Cox
10-15-2019, 03:07 PM
Well the show was blast.

375 people. Hot vocal crowd.

I had talked to Danny Chance and he said he was gonna grant me an interview. He got there right at 6pm,doors opened at 7pm. Sat his bags down and we did the interview.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAY7YOlJO1Q&t=3s

Like 15 minutes after that the doors opened and the crowd flooded in.

Show starts


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lspaTdRRIi4
Nightmare Known as Jeremiah vs Braxton Hunter...Braxton was a replacement cause T-Ray got hurt. Braxton is young and works all over LA/MS. Nice dude but needs some work.

Newt Cox
10-15-2019, 03:10 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSuWlitma48&t=5s
Second Match

Cassandra Golden,in GOLd of course,vs Myka Madrid

Never seen either lady before. Got a chance to talk to Cassandra before the show and she was super nice.

After the match she asks me if while filming I happened to notice if her boob popped out. Told her I thought I had seen that but I don't think it showed up on my footage. But that people were filming with a 1080p camera and it might appear on their footage "Archer keeps telling me I need to get a bigger top. All the weight I gained the past few months went to my chest and backside".

Newt Cox
10-15-2019, 03:15 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NMs8wXR9YE

Apoc Adam Asher vs Camacho

Camacho was originally gonna face local guy Bobby Lambert,but he got hurt the week before.

Camacho is the muscle for THe King Rob Love,who the crowd has dubbed Burger King. So a week before the show myself and another guy went around getting burger king crowns to pass out.

When Apoc came in to the civic center I gave him a crown,which he hid. So Rob Love's reaction when Apoc came out wearing the crown was great.

Newt Cox
10-15-2019, 03:16 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAKxh1RLCp8

The King Rob Love vs Leroy Lee

Leroy Lee aka Darius Lee aka Tatt2 was the other replacement on the show. Known him for a few years now. Nice dude.

Newt Cox
10-15-2019, 03:17 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Xppalq1mnI

MAIN EVENT

BIW Southern Champion Steve Anthony vs The Amazing Danny Chance.

The weekend before this show Steve Anthony won the BIW Southern title for the second time. This was Danny's first shot at the title.

Newt Cox
10-18-2019, 05:19 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wy8HpU6MWcc

Philip worked for a few different MS indie feds as a ring announcer. Then up and disappeared for 2 years. So he asked if we could do a short video with him explaining why he disappeared.

then he made the mistake of asking me about my thoughts on modern wrestling....

Newt Cox
10-29-2019, 03:50 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GH7sFUBFFTs

Sorry this took forever to get uploaded. Between being sick and my internet being shit for 2 weeks I spent what felt like 5 days uploading this match.

Back a few years ago as a surprise Xmas gift my mother got my a new video camera. It shoots 1080p. But has a crappy mic and no way to plug an external mic into it.

Well at the last BIW show I had two buddies,one of them was in the last video I posted. They wanted to do some commentary during the matches. So I gave them the HD camera told them the mic sucked. Tried every program I got to try to make it easier to hear their commentary...but yea that didn't work.

Anyways here is the 1080P stationary camera version of Cassandra Golden,the tall black lady in gold,vs Myka Madrid. Also had them film the main event with the camera and gonna try to get that uploaded soon.

Scott
10-29-2019, 04:41 PM
Feel better, Newt!
I previously had little interest in wrestling but about a month ago I went through and read this whole thread and watched a ton of videos. I was thoroughly entertained! I look forward to watching your recent post tonight!

Dom D
10-29-2019, 06:20 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GH7sFUBFFTs

Sorry this took forever to get uploaded. Between being sick and my internet being shit for 2 weeks I spent what felt like 5 days uploading this match.

Back a few years ago as a surprise Xmas gift my mother got my a new video camera. It shoots 1080p. But has a crappy mic and no way to plug an external mic into it.

Well at the last BIW show I had two buddies,one of them was in the last video I posted. They wanted to do some commentary during the matches. So I gave them the HD camera told them the mic sucked. Tried every program I got to try to make it easier to hear their commentary...but yea that didn't work.

Anyways here is the 1080P stationary camera version of Cassandra Golden,the tall black lady in gold,vs Myka Madrid. Also had them film the main event with the camera and gonna try to get that uploaded soon.

The camera with a good microphone hasn't been invented yet. Just get a little cheap audio recorder and plug a Mic into that (lavalier mics for commentary can be had for very little). Then you just match the audio recording with the onboard audio in your editing program. Some programs will even do the match automatically.

Newt Cox
10-31-2019, 04:11 AM
Feel better, Newt!
I previously had little interest in wrestling but about a month ago I went through and read this whole thread and watched a ton of videos. I was thoroughly entertained! I look forward to watching your recent post tonight!


Thanks sir. My health has taken a turn for the worse. Had a headache and body aches all day. At first thought it was just the seasons changing causing the issues. But now I think I might have to go see a doc Thursday.

Hope you enjoy the matches.

Newt Cox
10-31-2019, 04:13 AM
The camera with a good microphone hasn't been invented yet. Just get a little cheap audio recorder and plug a Mic into that (lavalier mics for commentary can be had for very little). Then you just match the audio recording with the onboard audio in your editing program. Some programs will even do the match automatically.

Talked to the head of Bodyslam Media Productions and gonna end up getting a camera similar to his. Since it has a way to attach a external mic. Honestly the bad mic on the HD camera doesn't bother me that much since if I am filming all I want to capture audio wise is the crowd noise. But looks like the next few shows gonna have friends using it and wanting to do commentary. So might end up using the solution you mentioned.

Newt Cox
01-16-2020, 11:52 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTrL7xraEDI

EDIT-It might look like it is broken in the thumbnail but the video works.

There's the main event from last Novemeber's BIW show. You can see me running around in my mask filming.

On Jan 25th BIW is gonna have their first show of 2020.

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Poster for the show.

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I bought 6 tickets for the show. But delivered 4 of them before I got home. Talking to the lady at the Sporting Goods store that sells the tickets they have sold over 100 already.

But the best news so far. Well as I have said last May 4th 2 close friends booked their first show. Hoodmark Lucha Libre,the two friends had a falling out. And since one owns the name and the other owns the logo,one of them had decided to sell the Hoodmark Lucha Libre World title. He contacted me told me I could have the belt for 100 bucks,they paid 300 for it.

SO adding the belt to the Ultimo Gallos character. What we are gonna do,since there is actually two Hoodmark Lucha Libre belts,is the one I have is gonna be the Hoodmark Lucha Libre Central American title. Now we just gotta come up with who I beat for the title.

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There's a pic with me holding the belt from I think last Feb.

But anyways as always I am filming every match at the BIW show. And gonna have my friends use the other camera to get the women's match and the main event. So once I get the footage online I will post it in this thread.

So happy yall are enjoying this. Wish I was closer to some of yall so yall could come experience the shows in person.

Darcy Parker
01-20-2020, 10:56 PM
Say you beat Pat Patterson for it in the finals of a tournament in Acupulco!

Newt Cox
01-21-2020, 11:40 PM
LOL that is a good idea. Looks like I am getting the belt on Leap Year. So won't have it for the show this weekend. But got 20 dvds for sale. A stack of action figures and piles of wrestling rookie,insert and relic cards to sell.

Ian Jane
01-22-2020, 09:37 AM
Newt, that Christmas suit is pretty fucking fly, haha.

Newt Cox
01-25-2020, 02:28 PM
Thanks. I just wish there was a show when it is warm enough to wear it.

Show starts at 7pm tonight. But I gotta be there way way early.

Newt Cox
01-26-2020, 11:23 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHlVFwQBN-w

Did a shortish interview with Apoc Adam Asher before the doors opened at the BIW Standing Tall show. He was going to be in the shows main event tag match. And is a 20 year vet of the indie wrestling scene.

Ian Jane
01-27-2020, 11:48 AM
Are you rockin' a Castle Grey Skull shirt?

Newt Cox
01-29-2020, 06:23 PM
Are you rockin' a Castle Grey Skull shirt?

Kinda sorta LOL. Apoc's old shirt is what I am wearing. He just tossed his ring name on a shirt with the Castle Greyskull image and was selling them at shows. I got one almost 2 years ago now. With him being in the main event and going to interview him I wore his shirt that day.

OK got the entire show uploaded.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WKQTpmSh3Y
1st match
Frankie Thomas vs Leroy Lee

Frankie is a 15+year vet of the deep south circuit. Dude is good. Was telling us before the show that as soon as intermission was over he was heading out cause WWE wanted him in Houston to do some extra work. Frankie showed up at the Royal RUmble PPV Sunday,was one of the guys helping Daniel Bryan to the back after Bryan's match.

Leroy Lee worked as Darius Lee(His real name) and Tatt2 for like 15 years now in Memphis and North MS. Was watching The Last Dragon last year and started working my area as Leroy Lee.

Newt Cox
01-29-2020, 06:25 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCeeoBvM11g
2nd Match
Alejandro Lion vs Ali Bama

These two faced each other in a tag match last year in town. Ali won,so this was Alejandro's chance to redeem her loss. Something was off the entire match cause Alejandro is usually much much better.

Learned that Ali Bama is a school teacher. Appears to be lots of school teachers that wrestle on the weekends.

Newt Cox
01-29-2020, 06:27 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8gdt88P6vo&t=3s
3rd Match
The Nightmare Known as Jeremiah vs Cassidy Riley

Jeremiah is the best big monster heel in the deep south. Been wrestling over 15 years. Has had offers to move up to bigger leagues but Jeremiah AKA Jeremy has a great job with the state and 2 kids under 8.

Cassidy Riley worked for TNA Impact and WWE before. He is wrapping up his wrestling career. He is the one that trained Frankie THomas.

Also listen close for when my pants almost fall off and I pass the camera off to someone for a second so I didn't end up mooning the crowd.

Newt Cox
01-29-2020, 06:29 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QseoiW-WERE
4th match
BIW Southern Heritage Champion(This is BIW's second belt. Kinda like the Intercontinatal title in WWF or US title in WCW)Barrett Brown vs Thomas Becker

Barrett is about to get signed. We just don't know which group. He is going to Japan later this year for at least a 8 week tour. Dude is great and thankfully bigger feds are using smaller guys now.

Thomas Becker was new to us. I couldn't remember his name so started calling him Beeker and going MEEP MEEP at him. Dude looks like a old rolled up tube of Dollar Store Toothpaste,but was dam entertaining.

Newt Cox
01-29-2020, 06:33 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNrEUlS2zU4&t=1345s
Main Event

Southern Royalty(BIW Southern Champion Steve Anthony&The King Rob Love) vs Apoc Adam Asher and THe Amazing Danny Chance

Steve has been dodging Apoc for a year now. Steve is one of those guys that if he had started 10 years later would be in ROH or a similar place. But he is early 40s now so very little chance of him getting signed. Rob Love is great,and a school teacher.

Apoc is another school teacher. And just so damn nice. Blows my mind I am 2 years older than him. Danny Chance is a fast rising TX indy star. Dude has it all and just needs a yera or so more work on smaller levels before he gets a contract.

The show drew 415 tickets sold. Was close to 430 in the building. I made out like a bandit at my table. Had been given ,close to 12 years ago,over 500 WWE trading cards. So went online to look up prices of them. Marked them at half of the prices I found online. Expecting to sell maybe 30 bucks worth. Made 100 off them.

Darcy Parker
01-29-2020, 11:44 PM
It looked like that video title said “The King” Rob Lowe.

That would be a great gimmick.

Newt Cox
02-03-2020, 05:49 PM
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GOt sent this last night. James' wife took it and memed it.

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That's MS Emma. She works the drive thru at a near by Mcdonalds. Every show she comes over buys a few DVDs then goes and gets pics with everyone. After she said something about me being too tall I have taken to squatting so I don't tower over her.

Newt Cox
03-01-2020, 06:41 PM
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Went to a friend's apartment last night to watch the AEW PPV. And won the Hoodmark Lucha Libre title,IE he gave me the belt cause he has no use for it anymore. But did pin local jobber Alex Graves.

Darcy Parker
03-02-2020, 12:11 AM
Is it just me, or does Southern Heritage Championship sounds like a KKK title these days? No offence, Newt.

Newt Cox
03-05-2020, 02:00 PM
It does a bit. It is an old NWA belt. Was mostly defended in TX/LA. But when Billy Corigan bought the NWA off Thorpe the Southern Heritage title stayed with BIW.

It's pretty much the IC or US title of BIW. But since he only runs LA/MS it is more regional based.

Newt Cox
03-14-2020, 09:34 AM
Tonight is the second night of Battlezone Wrestling's Widowfest show. Every year for 15 years they have had a two night tournament.

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Koby went last night and said they barely had 100 people. Now any other fed and I would think the Corona virus scare kept people away. But they are lucky to draw 50 a show and had 100 last night.

Plan on filming at least a few matches and gettting some pictures. Plus will be the first show since I got my belt.

Newt Cox
03-15-2020, 07:10 PM
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At the show they were inducting people into the Battlezone CHampionship Wrestling Hall of Fame. Out came Monty Warbucks,white shirt and tan shorts,and Big Ramp,big hair tan long sleeve shirt.

You can see in my bright green Mexico Soccer jersey up on the stage ,got Zach to my left and Koby to my right. Past Koby is Big Country Tommy Moore. Then Ramps hands are covering up my father,now dubbed Papa Gallos.

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So Cassidy Riley,white dude with blonde hair,brought out a cake. And Prince Tavion,Black guy with long hair,was getting inducted to the hall of fame.

Now I knew ,from having watched pro wrestling for over 40 years,that if a cake appears someone's face is going into it.

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I figured Ramp wasn't getting cake on his clothes. And Prince Tavion wasn't willing to do it. So thought Cassidy or Monty would get the cake in the face treatment.

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Ramp went around ringside teasing everyone cause he had cake and they didn't LOL.

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Out came ,from right to left, Xtian Blake,in blue shirt,Dr Tom Prichard,old dude that is pointing and Brett Landry,bearded guy with blue jacket.

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Monty got a face full of cake. And this set up the main event.

Cassidy Riley/Monty Warbucks with Big Ramp and Prince Tavion vs Xtian Blake and DR TOM PRICHARD with Brett Landry.

Ian Jane
03-15-2020, 07:16 PM
I don't know Ramp, but I love Ramp.

These updates always make me smile. Thanks Newt.

Newt Cox
03-15-2020, 07:34 PM
Big Ramp aka Kenneth is multi talented. Let me see if I can find one of the videos for his songs on YT...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRkXTGgNhAk

He has been a radio DJ,appeared on Soul Train rapping with Blax Suede. Been in like 20 films and plenty of TV shows. Wrestling/managed all over the US.

He is also a huge fan of the movie Back to the Beach. Such a big fan that he can recite the movie word for word lol.

I forgot to credit Four Corners Photography for the pics I posted. That is Jon Paul Leblanc's group. He shot like 700 pics last night at the show. Was the first time I saw JP and Ramp in person in almost a year now.

Dom D
03-16-2020, 03:15 PM
I'm fascinated by the economics of live entertainment. The first thing I do when I take my seat at a play or concert or whatever is do a quick headcount of the crowd, times that number by the ticket cost and then do a quick inventory of all the costs and figure out who's getting paid what. It's a sickness but I've budgeted enough live shows myself that I just can't help it.

How do these shows work? From your photos they look to have modestly sized crowds but there looks to be a fair few performers on the bill and there's halls to hire and a reasonable amount of infrastructure that needs to be set up. I can't get my head round how people would be being paid. Are they putting their bodies on the line for free? If so is it just the love of the game or is there an end goal that's being worked towards?

Newt Cox
03-19-2020, 07:15 AM
I will break down a BIW show,since I goto their events the most. On average BIW sells 350 to 415 tickets to each show. On average they sell 100 or so tickets in advance at 10 bucks a ticket. THen the rest sell the day of the show at 15 a ticket. BIW also has 5 local businesses that sponsor each show. Been told each sponsor ,besides Bumpers fast food,gives 100 bucks. They in return get 4 front row seats reserved. Plus mentions on every poster and radio or newspaper ad. Bumpers instead of giving the BIW owner 100 bucks pays the civic centers "kill fee". If the kill fee isnt paid the venue handles the food and drink vending and keeps all the money made off those items. Bumpers instead pays the kill fee and sells their stuff and also since Bumpers is located on one of the major streets in town they also have up huge signs advertising the shows. Another money source for BIW is they sell BIW logo shirts at each show. Shirts are 20 each and cost BIW 5 bucks each. They also sell magnets,stickers and other small items with the BIW logo.

As far as pay,there is normally 5 guys on ring crew. 4 of them get paid with 2 free front row tickets each. The 5th is the guy that owns the ring and drives the ring truck so his pay is the ring rental fee. That guy moved end of last year. So now BIW is renting a ring from a fed that runs about an hour away. BIW gets the ring for a reduced rate by giving the ring's owner 10 free GA tickets. That way he can bring his 5 kids plus some of their friends and give his wife a day off. The refs each get the standard 50 bucks,usually there is 2 refs per show. Ring Announcer gets 30 bucks. Security,video crew and sound crew get either 25 bucks or two free tickets to the event. I get 3 free tickets each show since I film and also do security work at the events.

As far as the wrestlers,they all get different amounts. The main event guys get usually 150. The earlier in the show someone's match is the less they get paid. From what I have been told BIW pays the best out of any fed in MS. And IIRC say a newer guy in the opening match is gonna get 50 to 75 bucks. Now lady wrestlers get paid more,wrestling is like porn in that the ladies get paid better than the guys. But that is also cause if BIW puts on their flyers that there is a woman's match the show draws more people. I know rookie women wrestlers usually get 100 to 150.Lady wrestlers that are becoming a name on the indie scene get closer to 200 bucks.

Most shows there is 5 matches. So that is at least 10 wrestlers on the card.
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Before most of the shows I sit there and pick the promoters brain. He has told me so far ,and he has been running my town at least 4 times a year since 2013,he has only had 2 shows in Brookhaven that he didnt make a profit off of. First one was his first show in Brookhaven. It was on a sunday and there was 80 paying fans. THe other show was the one when the big mega church in town fucked BIW and didn't do what they promised to do.

Now other feds do it differently. I know that Pro Wrestling EGO,a indie fed that runs the towns around Jackson MS,well they dont pay any rookies. If you have less than 2 years in wrestling you will not get paid.Which I think is bullshit. At least give the rookies say 25 bucks. But then for the rookies they just want to work in front of fans. Cause they realize the more shows they work the better chance someone sees them and they get a chance to break into the bigger leagues.

Battlezone Wrestling,the fed whos' show I hit on March 14th,before they got their new booker it was well known that rookies not only didnt get paid but they also had to help set up the ring,break down the ring and stuff like that. Every one on the BZ roster that wasnt a rookie and not related to the family that owned BZ would get a ten buck roll of quarters. The wrestlers that were part of the Williamson family would get 25 bucks.

THat is part of the reason why BZ was able to run weekly shows for almost 15 years. ANd they were lucky to draw more than 20 people for their last 2 yearsof weekly shows. Now that Battlezone has a new owner and booker they run once a month and pay better. But been told "rookies get 20 bucks,non-rookies get 40 bucks and vets and members of the Williamson family get 6 bucks." Saw the promoter filling up the pay envelopes at the show on the 14th and from the few glances I got looks like I was told the truth about the pay in Battlezone.

But honestly most indie feds ,at least in the deep south,either barely make a profit on a show or lose money. The biggest cost is a venue and event insurance. Cheapest event insurance in the state is 350. And for example the civic center in town costs 700 to rent on a Saturday.

To offset the rental of a building to have the shows some feds will run benefit shows at high schools. They get the school gym for free.Then if it is a good fed that wants to keep running that place they give the school say 1/3rd of the money from the ticket sales and the school runs the refreshment stand and gets all the money from that. THe bad feds,and there is one that does this all the time, gives the school a buck off each ticket sold. And lets the school run a refreshment stand. This fed is starting to have trouble finding places to run. They contacted the school out near me. "Yea we have a tv show that airs on 3 channels in MS. " they showed the school old footage back when this fed,SWA,was drawing 300 people a show. SO the school thought they would draw 300 and they would make 300 bucks just off ticket sales. What they didn't know is more and more people have stopped going to SWA shows for various reasons. Plus BIW's promoter contacted the school and made them a better deal." I heard yall want to have a wrestling event at your school to raise money. BIW has been drawing 300 people every other month to the civic center. How about you have a BIW show,we will give yall 1/3rd of the money made from ticket sales plus all the money from refreshments." The school cancelled the SWA show,I am sure the school learning the SWA promoter has ties to the KKK helped them decide to cancel the show. And once this virus stuff is over BIW is gonna run a show there.

Hope that answered some of your questions Dom.

Here's every match in order from Night 1 of Battlezone's Widowfest event.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHb_xLUjifw&list=PLmuE7jNxm3yQTtf-oW9cX_z73MJl0ND_v
Koby didn't get on video the cake smashing event. So once I get my footage of it uploaded I will link it.

And here's a playlist with every match from Night 2. I joined in on commentary starting with the 3rd match.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGJJoVeQ42I&list=PLmuE7jNxm3yQmrn3kHxbQ1hGybjwBXMiD

Dom D
03-19-2020, 10:20 PM
Cheers Newt, that's very comprehensive. I always like a peek behind the curtains on how events run.

agent999
03-20-2020, 06:26 AM
Got to say, wrestling's not my thing, but I love this thread as it's about normal people doing it out of passion and not because of money.

Newt Cox
03-22-2020, 04:31 AM
Cheers Newt, that's very comprehensive. I always like a peek behind the curtains on how events run.

You are welcome.

From what I heard most feds in MS/LA/AL either break even on shows or lose a small amount of money.

You have feds that wrestlers refer to as "Income Tax Feds". Those feds will run like every 3 weeks from April till about June. Then maybe every 8 or 9 weeks after that. Cause teh promoter uses his income tax refund to pay for more shows.

FOr years I wanted to run a wrestling show. But seeing how hard it is to break even much less make a profit,I am happy now filming and vending at shows.

Newt Cox
03-22-2020, 04:37 AM
Got to say, wrestling's not my thing, but I love this thread as it's about normal people doing it out of passion and not because of money.

One guy that is totally doing it for the love is Danny Chance. Few shows back I had asked him to do a video interview before the doors opened. I didnt know at the time that it is a 13 to 14 hour drive from where he lives in TX to Brookhaven MS. He got there and sat down his bags,did the rounds shaking hands and sat down for the interview.

I got a good idea what Danny gets paid for each show he wrestles on. And what he gets paid covers his gas from home to the arena and back home. And maybe enough left over for him and his wife to grab 2 cheap meals.

A another example is current Impact Women's World Champ Jordynne Grace. Impact is the # 3 or 4 fed in the US/Canada. And Jordynne now gets at the minimum $500 for a match. But 6 ,almost 7,years ago she was a young rookie based in Austin TX. She rode from Austin TX to Bay Springs MS across three people's lap in the back seat of mid sized car for a $35 payoff.

Down here in the deep south there is very very few wrestlers that make their living just wrestling. They do it for the love of the sport and the younger ones do it also to get their name out there in hopes that a bigger group will sign them.

So happy that wrestling fans and on wrestling fans are enjoying this. Yall can ask Darcy I use to post these matches and stuff at a wrestling forum where they got almost no replies. Online wrestling fans are odd. They rather talk about something they hate,but still watch every week.Than try something new and maybe find wrestling they like.

Darcy Parker
03-22-2020, 03:13 PM
One guy that is totally doing it for the love is Danny Chance. Few shows back I had asked him to do a video interview before the doors opened. I didnt know at the time that it is a 13 to 14 hour drive from where he lives in TX to Brookhaven MS. He got there and sat down his bags,did the rounds shaking hands and sat down for the interview.

I got a good idea what Danny gets paid for each show he wrestles on. And what he gets paid covers his gas from home to the arena and back home. And maybe enough left over for him and his wife to grab 2 cheap meals.

A another example is current Impact Women's World Champ Jordynne Grace. Impact is the # 3 or 4 fed in the US/Canada. And Jordynne now gets at the minimum $500 for a match. But 6 ,almost 7,years ago she was a young rookie based in Austin TX. She rode from Austin TX to Bay Springs MS across three people's lap in the back seat of mid sized car for a $35 payoff.

Down here in the deep south there is very very few wrestlers that make their living just wrestling. They do it for the love of the sport and the younger ones do it also to get their name out there in hopes that a bigger group will sign them.

So happy that wrestling fans and on wrestling fans are enjoying this. Yall can ask Darcy I use to post these matches and stuff at a wrestling forum where they got almost no replies. Online wrestling fans are odd. They rather talk about something they hate,but still watch every week.Than try something new and maybe find wrestling they like.
To be honest, that board was so full of people who wouldn’t watch anything but WWE, it wasn’t much of a wrestling board.

Newt Cox
03-22-2020, 05:16 PM
To be honest, that board was so full of people who wouldn’t watch anything but WWE, it wasn’t much of a wrestling board.

It is a wasteland now.

Since the April 11th show is cancelled trying to figure out how to do the two interivews I had planned. One guy lives about 10 minutes from my lady's place. The other is out in DFW TX. Gonna see how to record skype video chat and do that for the TX guy.

Darcy Parker
03-22-2020, 06:39 PM
If you need to use Skype, both of you should record your audio locally and then edit it together. Skype audio quality is total pigshit.

Newt Cox
03-23-2020, 01:04 PM
If you need to use Skype, both of you should record your audio locally and then edit it together. Skype audio quality is total pigshit.

I got a few programs I used when I did the Asshat Podcast to run teh skype audio thru to make it much better. With Skype it all depends on what mic someone is using.

Newt Cox
03-23-2020, 02:32 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Skh04cmO3qE

Ok this is the only video online from the cake incident at the show. I thought SHea had uploaded his version so was trying to brighten mine up. Found out Shea aint uploading anything anymore. So threw this up so Monty,the guy that gets teh cake in his face,would be able to see it. Was in line getting meds when he messaged me about it.

Newt Cox
04-28-2020, 06:51 PM
https://www.podbean.com/eu/pb-wz9xu-daa235

Big Ramp,I know Ian is a fan,was on the King of Wrestling Podcast today.

This was recorded last week. Been telling Brandon from KOW pod to bring Ramp on. Then when I was on KOW pod last week Brandon mentioned interviewing Ramp "And Gallos you got mentioned".

But anyways Ramp's personality shines thru in this podcast. And it shows why he should be working for a big fed making a living as a wrestling manager. But nope he is stuck tending bar,doing music,and managing wrestlers all over the deep south.

Newt Cox
05-04-2020, 11:33 AM
As of right now next show in my town is in October. But might hit one in July ,if it still happens.

Been building up more stuff to sell. A buddy hooked me up with some 1998 WWF Attitude Era Teddy bears. Yep when Beanie Babies were hot WWF released bears themed after various wrestlers. I got 8 bears for a total of 8 bucks. They still got the tags,originally sold for 8 each. I am gonna ask 5 bucks each.

Plus been getting more and more dvds to sell.

Newt Cox
05-15-2020, 12:51 PM
Was gonna have a bunch of pics in my new mask to post today. Got a Green/red/white variant of my normal mask.

Then it got here. Not only is it one of those cheap foam lined masks it is too small for my gigantic head. So just gonna toss it on my vending table and sell it to some local.

Darcy Parker
05-16-2020, 06:57 PM
That’s a bummer, man.

My daughter is finding herself amazed to have become a huge wrestling fan since AEW started up. She even has a NJPW World subscription!

Newt Cox
05-16-2020, 10:01 PM
Sweet man. My oldest gave up on wrestling after him and I were at teh BEaumont TX house show then the Houston PPV the next day that Benoit wasn't at. And yea you know why Chris wasn't there. Once Justin learned what happened the next day he hasn't watched since then.

My youngest is hooked on AAA on Twitch and loves AEW.

Newt Cox
06-21-2020, 03:14 PM
So ya #metoo has hit the pro wrestling world.

Started off with one guy being accused of date rape/grey rape and otehr stuff. He admitted to it and the floodgates opened.

Just learned this morning a TX based indie wrestler I have been friends with for years now has been accused of being menatlly and emotionally abusive to a ex girlfriend. SHe hasn't shown any proof but still.

Newt Cox
07-16-2020, 04:48 PM
Well finally hit a show,July 11th.

Back in May local uber Wrestling fan Jacob Shane Park passed. He was only 23. When he was born his parents were told if he lived a year it would be a miracle. Jacob was at every show. Smiling and loving being there.

So Battlezone Championship Wrestling wAnted to do a Memorial show and help raise some money to help the Parks.

With everything going on the show was held outdoors at the Braxton MS Fire department. 5 days before the show JP messaged me "NEWT meet me in town at 2pm on Saturday gonna hit up the Bz show."

Been trying to get rid of books,comics and dvds. So took some priority rate boxes and made up 4 Newt Crates. Had one for JP. One for Big Ramp,the one each for 2 of the owners of Battlezone.

Got to the fire department at 3pm. Show starts at 7pm. So JP and I explored Braxton looking for a place to eat. All they had in Braxton was a gas station named Wendy's hot Spot. So we drove 20 minutes up the road to eat at Wards in Mendenhall.

Got back and it was already 103 degrees. We ate, in the car,then JP opened up his Newt Crate


https://youtu.be/4IG8jmfbhG4

About an hour later a local fan and his wife showed up. Sold the fan an Rey Misterio Jr mask that is camo with a leopard print. Then JP and I went inside to hang out and enjoy the AC.

LOTS of talk about the various wrestlers we know that appeared on the #Speakingout list. And one of the owners hooked me up with 2 Pro Wrestling EGO shirts,the show happened the day after my birthday.

Since it was so Damn hot I left my mask and belt at home. One of the shirts I was gifted was a tank top. And I had already sweated thru the shirt I had on. So put on the tanktop and tossed a Batman themed bandana on my head and lower face.

For years Battlezone was a joke. Drawing 20 fans tops. But over the pAst 2 years the owners have been trying to change BZ.

Newt Cox
07-16-2020, 04:56 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VaB5Z7zRQc

Match 01

BZ Jr Heavyweight Champion Braxton Hunter vs Joey Abel.

See BZ's tag belts are vacant. This show was having a 4 team tournament to crown new champs. Joey teams with Faroh of Phunk as The Renegades of Funk.

As seen in the video the new BZ owners booked Joey vs Braxton. Then booked Faroh to team with Joeys wife,Haley Abel,to be in a mixed tag match.

Braxton is decent. And might be able to make a career outta wrestling. Joey has been wrestling since about 2000. And was the Booker who helped turn BZ around.

Show drew 60 fans. Tickets were 8 bucks. But pretty much everyone paid 10 for a ticket,since all the money from ticket sales was going to the park family.

First match started at a bit after 7pm. And it was 105. The fire department handled the snacks and dtinks sales. With that money going to the family of a firefighter who passed early this year.

Newt Cox
07-16-2020, 04:56 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VaB5Z7zRQc

Match 01

BZ Jr Heavyweight Champion Braxton Hunter vs Joey Abel.

See BZ's tag belts are vacant. This show was having a 4 team tournament to crown new champs. Joey teams with Faroh of Phunk as The Renegades of Funk.

As seen in the video the new BZ owners booked Joey vs Braxton. Then booked Faroh to team with Joeys wife,Haley Abel,to be in a mixed tag match.

Braxton is decent. And might be able to make a career outta wrestling. Joey has been wrestling since about 2000. And was the Booker who helped turn BZ around.

Show drew 60 fans. Tickets were 8 bucks. But pretty much everyone paid 10 for a ticket,since all the money from ticket sales was going to the park family.

First match started at a bit after 7pm. And it was 105. The fire department handled the snacks and dtinks sales. With that money going to the family of a firefighter who passed early this year.

Newt Cox
07-16-2020, 05:04 PM
https://youtu.be/4ybQnE4W-l8

Match 2

Titans of Blackwater (Ursa Major&Nightmare Jeremiah ) vs Skyler and MR SMACKEMS

Skyler and MR SMACKEMS were a last minute replacement team. They work for Combat Wrestling League,a low rent fed that runs a tiny night club in Jackson.

I love how great Skyler and MR SMACKEMS were at making Jeremiah and Ursa look like they were brutalizing them. This was my favorite match of the day.

Since ,outside of the 4 of their friends that showed up,no one knew Skyler and MR SMACKEMS I started up a MR SMACKEMS chant.

Later on during the show Skyler and MR SMACKEMS came out and thanked me for cheering for them.

The Titans win and will face a team in the main event. With the winners becoming the new BZ tag team CHAMPIONS!

Newt Cox
07-16-2020, 05:08 PM
https://youtu.be/CRUK7hK-M9c
Match 3

The Bama Boys (Frankie Thomas & Mike Parish) vs MT2&Vladimir Koloff

This was my first time seeing everyone besides Frankie. Koloff is great. Dude knows how to work a crowd. Parish has a amazing 450 splash.

Winners of this match will fight the Titans of Blackwater in the main event.

Newt Cox
07-16-2020, 05:23 PM
https://youtu.be/jlPTHGBBMMc

Match 4 Mixed Tag match

RJW & Bristol Hayle vs Faroh of Phunk & Haley Abel

Before this match started BZ auctioned off 10 cakes and two large batches of cupcakes. Bristol,who is a baker as her shoot job made and donated all the cakes. All the money from the auction went to the park family.

This was the first time I have seen Bristol or RJW. Been 8 years since I saw Haley wrestle.

Decent mixed tag. But I didn't like how Faroh is a face, wrestling talk for good guy,and he superkicked Bristol for the win.

Did have fun before the show talking music and horror movies with Bristol. And It was cute watching RJW telling his daughter before the show"Look you can't cheer daddy. If you do no ice cream on the ride home."

After this match there was a short intermission.

Newt Cox
07-16-2020, 05:47 PM
https://youtu.be/e3ytTx5H-ZA

Match 5 Battlezone Championship Wrestling Capital City Championship match

Monty Warbucks ,the current champ,vs the Full Time Beast JD Jenkins

Marvelous Monty Warbucks won the belt back in March. JD does MMA and wrestling. During the match I kept giving JD shit since he is from Pascagoula MS. The town I grew up in ,Moss Point, and 'Goula have been rivals for decades.

I loved Montys Mic work before the match.

Newt Cox
07-16-2020, 05:50 PM
https://youtu.be/qVj9ajGXLUY

Main Event

Winners are the new BZ tag team CHAMPIONS

Titans of Blackwater vs Bama Boys

Really fun tag team match.

After I shut off my camera,Faroh and Joey Abel came out and beat down the Bama Boys. So now the Renegades of Funk turned heel wrestling talk for bad guys.

Ian Jane
07-17-2020, 09:35 AM
Renegades Of Funk is a great name.

Newt Cox
07-18-2020, 01:04 PM
It is. For year Joey wrestled as The Renegade Joey Abel.

Newt Cox
08-11-2020, 08:44 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVeG7Dvm7Nk

Started doing video reviews of wrestling shows again.

Wanted something more than a talking head. So put some 1984 Memphis on the tv. Thru a few things on teh table behind me. And put my Hoodmark Lucha Libre championship on the couch.

Using a new mic,that sounds good to me. And the webcam built into my laptop. Working on getting the light right for filming but I will figure that out.

Also got in 5 kids sized lucha masks today. Found someone that charged me 12 bucks for 5. Next show gonna ask 12 each or 3 for 10. Only drawback is the Dr Wagner Jr mask I got sent is missing the string.

Newt Cox
09-03-2020, 03:40 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6a5lc8wSxw&t=1s

This isnt my footage. But months back I was given a stack of EPW dvds. ELite Pro Wrestling Aka EPW ran at the VFW hall in Kiln MS. Kiln is best known for two things. Brett Farve is from there and lives there now. And the Lazy Magnolia Brewing company is based there.

For yall non-hardcore wrestling fans Shane Douglas is known as The Franchise and was a huge star in ECW. Chris Black ,the guy in the pink polo shirt,paid Shane 400 bucks to come down and work the big EPW Show. Chris is a huge fan of Shane and asked Shane how much to get permission to call himself THe FRanchise Chris Black. Shane told him to add an extra 100 to his pay envelope after the show.

Shane was told to fly into Gulfport MS,since that is only 30 minutes from Kiln. Shane saw that by flying into New Orleans,a bit over an hour away from Kiln,he could save money on his plane ticket. So Shane flew to NOLA and called Chris Black. Black gave the ringside photographer an extra 40 bucks and had him drive to NOLA to get Shane.

Also I wanted to get this footage online since it is some great stuff with the recently passed Bullet Bob Armstrong. Bullet Bob and his 4 sons are like the Hart family of the deep south. The best known of the family to fans outside the deep south if Brian Jame Armstrong AKA Road Dogg of the New Age Outlaw and Degeneration X.

One last thing. Shane keeps on calling the fans in Kiln Cajuns....Not many Cajuns at all in Kiln MS. Kiln is more Hillbillies and inbreds.

And in October BIW is returning to my town.
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Cause of the virus the show isn't happening in the civic center. But in the rodeo arena behind the civic center. BIW ran the rodeo arena years ago,when they brought in Ted Dibiase SR. BIW could have ran the civic center but would have been limited to 125 tickets sold. Out in the rodeo area there is no limit right now.

Hoping my new mask is here by then.
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It's a Pentagon Jr mask.

Newt Cox
09-14-2020, 08:00 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TCgEGgBc78

My new mask came in over the weekend. Plus the promoter hooked me up with an extra ticket. So shot a quick vid to promote the show. And to announce the contest.

If you want a chance to win a free ticket to the oct 10th 2020 BIW show in Brookhaven. Email Kingofwrestlingpodcast@gmail.com.In the subject put BIW contest. Then Tell us who your favorite indie talent is. And why. Must give us at least 3 sentences. On Friday Oct 2nd Brandon and Ultimo Gallos will puck a winner.

The winner will get their ticket at the door the day of the show.

Also a week ago I found,still sealed in the shrink,that 16 megaton Complete Monty Python DVD set at a thrift for right at 2 bucks. Sold it to a buddy. Used my profits to order a green lyrca version of my old mask. Plus a red/green/white lucha libre cape. If all of it is in by October 3rd gonna wear all of it and get some promo pics taken.

Newt Cox
09-14-2020, 08:21 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FEDbQS05Kg

March 23rd 2018

Steve Anthony vs John Saxon

Steve is one of the best in the south. He beat Jushin Thunder Lyger for the NWA jr heavyweight title a few years back. And was in charge of training the students at Harley Race's wrestling school.

John,who retired last year,is a deep south vet. I thought for years his real name was John Saxon. Nope turns out he is just a huge fan of the actor John Saxon.

Scott
09-14-2020, 08:44 PM
Mask looks real good, Newt!

How's that Red Rooster comic? I really like Breitweiser but I don't do crowd fund stuff.

Newt Cox
09-14-2020, 09:00 PM
Mask looks real good, Newt!

How's that Red Rooster comic? I really like Breitweiser but I don't do crowd fund stuff.

Havent read it yet. Seems they are now available at Walmart. I found it the other day.

Was told the mask looks a bit like an executioners mask. Its a Pentagon Jr mask. Wanted to buy one when I met him years ago. But the cheapest adult mask he had on him was 80. Got mine for a bit under half that.

Ian Jane
09-15-2020, 08:55 AM
Was told the mask looks a bit like an executioners mask.

That was my first thought when I saw the pictures, it kind of does.

Scott
09-15-2020, 09:50 PM
Havent read it yet. Seems they are now available at Walmart. I found it the other day

Ah, I did see the story saying they signed a Walmart deal. I have mixed feelings about this. The main feeling being I don't want to go into Walmart.

Newt Cox
09-16-2020, 06:30 AM
Ah, I did see the story saying they signed a Walmart deal. I have mixed feelings about this. The main feeling being I don't want to go into Walmart.

You can order them online. I had to do that for Red Rooster issue 2.

Pretty much here,unless I want to drive an hour,the only choice is Walmart.

Scott
09-16-2020, 02:01 PM
You can order them online. I had to do that for Red Rooster issue 2.

Pretty much here,unless I want to drive an hour,the only choice is Walmart.

Thanks for the heads up, that's the route I'll go once they get a full arc or two in the can. Even better if they publish some collected editions eventually. I really want those Butch Guice issues.

Newt Cox
09-16-2020, 05:40 PM
The art in the Guice issues is great.

I was gonna wait on the trades. But 2 weeks ago at a thrift found that Monty Python 16 disc complete set still sealed for under 2 bucks. Sold it to a buddy for 80 and used the money he paypalled me to order a few more of the AA comics.

Plus ordered 2 more masks.

Got a green Ultimo Guerrero mask coming in. Plus a white/red/green Banditio mask. Then a red/white/green luchadore cape.

My plan right now is if all that is here by Oct 3rd I will bring it plus my belt to the Pro Wrestling 225 event in Tylertown. Since Jon Paul will be there doing promo pics. Gonna get some promo pics made. Then next year send that plus my bio into Pro Wrestling Illustrated. They do a list of the top 500 wrestlers in the world each year. And been told by a few local guys if you send in pics of you in ring gear and a bio you might make the list.

If all goes right at the Tylertown show gonna interview Jon Paul and Big Ramp. Then the following weekend is BIW in Brookhaven.

Set up an interview with the head of Bodyslam Media Productions,Koby "Quarters" Rutland. And also gonna try to interview the biggest indie star in MS,Rey Fury.

Newt Cox
10-02-2020, 02:19 AM
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Wasn't sure until today that I was going to this Pro Wrestling 225 show. They normally run around Morgan City LA. But the LA wrestling comission has shut down wrestling LA. No events ,even ones with no fans,until at least March of next year.

Buddy that is a photographer was asking if I knew of a venue not far around the LA/MS line that not only was outdoors but was in a town no one has run in at least 5 years. I remembered that close to 10 years ago Powerslam ran a few events in Tylertown at the outdoor covered arena,I think they do cattle auctions there. So the town isn't in anyone's territory.

Was planning on just going to the show,maybe taking a few pics. But not bothering to film any matches. Then the co host of the King of Wrestling podcast,I'm on the episodes that come out on Fridays,asked me if I would at least film a match so he can offer it on the show's Patreon. And then once JP and Big Ramp learned I would be there ,they wanted me as Ultimo Gallos to do an interview with each of them.

The drawback is I'm riding down in a small car with 3 other people. So not really enough room to pack all the normal gear I take,add in the fact that at the show if you want to sit on the arena floor you gotta bring your own chair... So gonna just pack my tablet and my mask. And get the guy driving to man the camera for the interviews.

I will hopefully have the pics and maybe the interviews up sometime Sunday.

Then the 10th is the BIW show in my town. Talked to the promoter earlier. Before the show starts I got 3 interviews lined up.
1.Rey Fury-MS based luchadore.
2.Koby Rutland-Buddy that runs Bodyslam Media Productions.
3.Brandon Turner-Main host of the King of Wrestling podcast. Plus partial owner of Battlezone wrestling and referee in Combat Wrestling League and SWA.

And once the crowd comes in Koby is gonna get into the ring and say a few words about our buddy who passed right at 3 weeks ago. Big Country Tommy Moore was at every show and did commentary with us many times. After the speech BIW is doing a 10 bell salute for TOmmy.

The promoter asked me to do the speech. But I know I wouldn't be able to do it.

Anyways. I will film every match and try to get some pics before and after the show. Hoping for a decent turn out. With the current restrictions the city is limiting it to 450 people total in the rodeo area for the show.

Newt Cox
10-04-2020, 12:51 AM
I got back from the Pro Wrestling 225 show a bit ago. Filmed a bunch of the matches. 2 of them are gonna go up first on the podcast I co host's patreon. But the rest I will throw up on youtube tomorrow.

Ian... since I know you love Big Ramp I took the time to speak with Ramp and film it.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRWKMUcDQ7Q

Newt Cox
10-04-2020, 01:07 AM
And two more short Ramp clips.

First up


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sLaRu7f7SM

The show was held in a rodeo area. The ring crew had laid out old wooden pallets from the entrance to the ring. But they looked like they were about to break. So Ramp carried the current BRE champion Amber Rodriguiez to the ring.


https://youtu.be/Cz7JFrsAfQw

And here is Ramp leading his client Gil Grace to the ring for the main event.

Ian Jane
10-05-2020, 08:47 AM
Big Ramp is great! I only know him from this thread but he seems rad.

Newt Cox
10-05-2020, 10:58 AM
He is a blast. Hoping he can make it to the show this weekend.

If you want more Big Ramp look for Bigramp504 on Youtube. He is always putting up vids.

Also the head of 4 corner photography snagged a pic of me when I wasn't paying attention.

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Newt Cox
10-29-2020, 01:01 PM
Ok so tomorrow is the postponed from the 10th BIW show.

Gonna be a busy day. I gotta get a haircut and then be ready for lunch at 1pm. Cause at 330pm the ring is getting to the arena. And most of the ring crew this time is newbies.

The ring BIW normally rents,it's owner is National Guard and he got called up with the Hurricane hitting the MS/LA/AL coast. So BIW had to rent from another guy. This other guy doesn't provide a ring crew. Normally BIW gets a pile of high school and community college kids to be ring crew. But the show being on a Friday they are all either playing football or at the football games.

I managed to wrangle up two local guys I know and trust enough to help put the ring up and down. Myself and whoever else I can get will be doing the chairs. Setting out 500 ,125 per side of the ring.

Also got semi good news. My dad will be back in town tomorrow,so he can make the show.

It will be Saturday or Sunday before I get pics and video up.

Newt Cox
10-31-2020, 11:32 AM
Show was fun last night,even if it was outside an 54 degrees with lots of wind.

Got 4 matches filmed and the main event was wild.

Plus hey I made 200+ bucks.

Newt Cox
10-31-2020, 10:11 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAN6ZBfSUfM

SO the big match on this show was the main event of Apoc Adam Asher,I interviewed him earlier this year,vs BIW Southern Heavyweight Champ Steve Anthony.

With the crowd having lots of new people,Apoc came out before the first match cutting a promo on Anthony. Which made Steve come out and we got a great war of words.

I right now got Will Allday,ROW and CWFH star, vs Gino Medina,ROW and MLW star,match uploading. The owner of BIW has been trying to book Will Allday for years now. But Will is blowing up and working all over the USA. Then this show getting moved to the 30th and being a Friday it worked out. Since Gino and Will had to goto Memphis on the 31st for a big wrestling show.

Got the chance to talk to Will after his match and dude was very very happy at how the crowd reacted to him.

Newt Cox
11-01-2020, 08:04 PM
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The King of Wrestling Podcast was supplied with an extra ticket to the BIW show to give away. Once a winner was choosen I contacted them. Told him to message me when he got to the show. So went out and got a picture with him.

Hard to see it but I have on a luchadore cape that matches my mask.

Newt Cox
11-01-2020, 08:07 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVEPhxGd03Y

Here's the second match from the show.

Gino Medina,trained by Booker T and now signed with MLW,vs Will Allday,trained by Booker T and works all over the US.

The owner of BIW has been wanting to book Will Allday for years now. And finally the dates worked out. Sorry for how shaky the footage gets when I move. Got a tripod ordered.

Newt Cox
11-02-2020, 06:31 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcAvAWcuNQU

Main Event

Apoc Adam Asher vs BIW Southern Heavyweight Champ Steve Anthony

Newt Cox
11-11-2020, 02:17 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7Qs8-WO16E

So as I mentioned there was a pile of cameras filming the BIW show. The head of Bodyslam Media Productions , Koby Quarters Rutland, got all the footage and sent it to a pro video editor. So far the first match is ready.

During the video you will see me walking around in a flannel and a lucha mask filming parts.

On commentary is Koby and the newest edition to our crew The Fairchild Donovan Moore. For years now Donovan's Uncle Big County Tommy Moore would do commentary with Koby. But Tommy sadly passed in early September. So we talked and asked Donovan if he wanted to join the crew.

For his first time doing this I think Donovan did a decent job.

Newt Cox
11-28-2020, 03:32 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XI2Op43i1fs

Another match is up. Once again this was made using the footage from 4 cameras. And has the commentary from Koby and Donovan.

Ian Jane
11-28-2020, 05:04 PM
I guess a silver lining to Covid is you can rock that mask anywhere you want and no one really blinks? I've seen a few guys in our neighborhood wearing luchadore masks and it makes me kinda jealous, not gonna lie.

You guys are upping your game with the multi-camera stuff.

Newt Cox
11-28-2020, 10:42 PM
Thx man. I tried to wear my Bandito mask grocery shopping the other day. Got told it "Covered too much of my face."
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That's the mask. I asked why it mattered how much of my face was covered. "Well we gotta be able to indentify you if you do something illegal."

"Ok like most people in the place I have grocery shopped for 13 years now couldn't tell it was me cause I got a mask on. But ok I will walk back to my car and swtich masks."


Koby finally realized it was time to get us a video editor. After having the Hoodmark show fail he is now just gonna sponsor BIW shows. And wanted a nice reel of footage to show other sponsors.
If you are wanting a lucha mask Ian goto https://mrmaskman.com/. That's the best place to order from. They ship from Mexico so takes a bit to get to ya. But he has a huge selection.

Just went there and now he offers mouth covers. https://mrmaskman.com/collections/mouth-cover they are a bit high. But I'm tempted to order a few to wear out in town.

Tom Clark
11-29-2020, 12:17 AM
Should start rocking the Lucha mask: https://www.instagram.com/p/B3AYJSAFnM_/

Newt Cox
11-29-2020, 01:30 PM
I like that one Tom.

Got in 15 kids lucha masks and 5 Adult ones recently. Hope the next show is like the last. Where my masks sold out in about 20 minutes.

Darcy Parker
11-29-2020, 02:29 PM
I won’t be surprised if we start seeing Luchas de Apuestas where two wrestlers are fighting over getting to keep an N-95 mask!

Newt Cox
11-30-2020, 04:46 AM
LOL Back in late March a fed in southern Louisiana held a Toliet Paper on a pole match.

Newt Cox
12-04-2020, 01:40 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYvxKIQrcBg

This was for the Pro Wrestling 225 title.

And IIRC the only time during the show I was on commentary.

Jay Davis wasn't that great. And sadly Korey isnt the best at adjusting to a lesser opponent.

Put Korey in a match with someone that works his style and you are gonna get a good match. But this match the styles clashed.

Newt Cox
12-16-2020, 04:59 PM
https://youtu.be/KEO-ZR7qwF8

Back a few weeks ago we did our first video interview for the podcast I co host.

In this we interview Limitless Wrestling rookie talent The Girl on Fire Jessie Nolan.