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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex K. View Post
    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.



    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.

    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.

    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.

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    Man this all looks like a hell of a lot of fun.
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    Makes me miss ECW.
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    Brilliant thread, Newt
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    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.

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    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.

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    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.



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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quot View Post
    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.



    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?

    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.

    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.


    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.


    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.

    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.



    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.

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