Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 39

Thread: Since y'all asked for it. Newt's deep south indie wrestling pic thread

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Backwoods Mississippi
    Posts
    1,491

    Since y'all asked for it. Newt's deep south indie wrestling pic thread

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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."

  2. #2
    This is already great.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Backwoods Mississippi
    Posts
    1,491
    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

  4. #4
    An Andalusian Dog enandalusiskhund's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Luleå, Sweden
    Posts
    1,196
    Quote Originally Posted by Newt Cox View Post
    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.
    Kristi kraft betvingar dig

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Backwoods Mississippi
    Posts
    1,491
    Quote Originally Posted by enandalusiskhund View Post
    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.

  6. #6
    Holy, awesome.

  7. #7
    Bark! Go away Quot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    South Carolina
    Posts
    550
    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!

    Last edited by Quot; 10-21-2016 at 09:49 PM.

  8. #8
    Administrator Ian Jane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Queens, NYC
    Posts
    44,562
    I'm gonna join in the chant here - Newt, this is great stuff.
    Rock! Shock! Pop!

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Backwoods Mississippi
    Posts
    1,491
    Quote Originally Posted by Quot View Post
    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!

    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.

    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.


    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!!!!!"

    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.
    Last edited by Newt Cox; 10-23-2016 at 02:31 AM.

  10. #10
    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.
    Last edited by Alex K.; 10-23-2016 at 02:54 AM.
    "Birds born in a cage think flying is an illness."

    Alejandro Jodorowsky

Similar Threads

  1. Wrestling With Satan
    By Ian Jane in forum General Cinema
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-13-2015, 10:43 AM
  2. Synapse Releasing Indie Horror Film Worm
    By Ian Jane in forum Horror!
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-10-2014, 10:10 AM
  3. CHUD reviews cult hit indie film WALDO THE DOG
    By cannesordie in forum General Cinema
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-17-2011, 02:45 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •