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

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    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.

    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.

    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.

    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."

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry M View Post
    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.
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    Phew. My hacked exploit senses were tingling.

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    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.



    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.

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    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.


    That is one of Lawler's thrones.

    In Memphis the big title was the Southern Heavyweight title.Before the title was retired Lawler held it 27 times.

    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.

    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.

    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.

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    Nice! Thanks for sharing, Newt. Much appreciated
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    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newt Cox View Post
    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?
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    Agreed. That's how I want my obituary to read.

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