S.S.W. 33rd Anniversary

S.S.W. 33rd Anniversary

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Wrestling Arenas

In my first book "Do YA Wanna Be A Wrestler, Kid?" I wrote about some of the worst venues that I have wrestled in over the years. In my new book "It Takes All Kinds The People, Places, and Events That Make Pro Wrestling" I talk about some of those great magical arenas I have wrestled in.

Talking with Misty about all the places I have been it got me to thinking. I have wrestled in just about every kind of building good or bad you can think of. An old timer wrestler told me when I started if they can get a ring in it and sale tickets you will end up wrestling there one day.

The Lord has blessed me to able to do this for a long time. I have been in 11,000 seat Coliseum to 125 seat American Legion Halls. If I have not made it to your home town yet. I hope to before I'm done. I love wrestling in all kinds of places from Big Cities to some rural communities. I like meeting the people. It takes all kinds to make up wrestling.

Below is a few places I have been over the years. Don't forget both of my books are on sale top right hand side of my pages.

Here is Misty and I going to and from the ring at The World's Fair Park in Knoxville, TN

Here is me vs. Krunch The Equalizer in a warehouse that was turned in to a wrestling arena in Rutledge, TN

Back dropping Derick Billings in a restaurant 

A mall Parking lot in WV with Greg Valentine. Wrestling is a great way to get people to a business

Here I hip toss my opponent in a City Park during a 4th of July Festival in Ashland KY

City Parks and Rec in Princeton WV vs. Ricky Morton in a cage Super Mario special ref

vs. Billy Lit at a Community Center in Mt. Hope WV

vs. Dwayne Holiday at a Conference Center in Virginia

me and Malia Hosake doing a number on Mark Malibu in a Family Bluegrass Center in Virginia

Leavingthe ring after a tough match at The Memorial Field House in Huntington, WV

waiting on the bell to ring to battle Frank Parker in a Volunteer Fire Department here in East TN

Misty and I on the way to the ring at a High School out side of Atlanta, GA

vs. Tommy Hawk on the parade field at a Navy Base

I have wrestled in National Guard Armories in a dozen states or more. Here is me vs. Scotty McKeever at an Armory in Portland, OR

Volunteer Fire Department Bingo Hall in WV

WMC TV 5 Studio in Memphis, TN

Small American Legion Hall in rural West Virginia

VFW Hall in Tennessee me vs Cody Blade

A Commercial Building that has been turned into a wrestling arena in Tullahoma, TN vs. Nick Paradise

Civic Auditorium Kingsport, TN

Flea Market in Knoxville,TN vs. Jason Max

Thanks for checking out my site. Always enjoy emails at kingofkingsport@gmail.com

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Pro Wrestling and County Fairs

I was sitting here today thinking about all the County and State Fairs I have been to in the last two and half decades. Pro Wrestling started with the carnival and county fairs. They go hand and hand. Fun and excitement  for the people who attend. A 90 minute to two hour program of wrestling with fans yelling and screaming having fun then they are turned looses on the midway.

Wrestling returns to the Virginia/Kentucky District Fair in Wise VA Weds. June 5th. I'm very excited about coming back to this fair. I was apart of the fair there for several years in the 90s. Wrestling is coming back with a big card of action.

Here are just a few pictures, posters, and memories I have kept over the years from wrestling at Fairs in many states.

Here is a couple pictures of a small 3 match card we did in my Home town of Fall Branch for The Labor Day Celebration. We did Labor Day Wrestling in Fall Branch for 7 years.

Here is a picture taken at the Claiborne County, TN Fair 30 minutes before belltime. 10 Minutes before belltime the clouds burst and it rained the rest of the night. I mean rained buckets.

Here is me vs. WWE Hall of Fame Member Jimmy Valiant that night in a pouring rain. We tell all the fairs as long as the people and wrestlers are not in harm and it's not lightning then we will go on with the matches. 

Flyer for Dickson, TN County Fair

Here is a couple pictures of me and "Fantastic" Bobby Fulton teaming up on Sean Casey at the Champagne County Fair in Urbanna OH. That fair always has a large, vocal and excited crowd. And its always 100 degrees when wrestling there. One of my favorite places over the years. 

Ohio Fair Posters

Tazewell County VA Fair

Here is WCW Star Disco Inferno pinning me at the Lee County, VA Fair. Another one of my all time favorite places to wrestle.

North Carolina Poster. Power Surge was Matt Hardy and Willow The Whisp his brother Jeff. This was just a summer or two before they became house hold names on WWE TV.

Here is something you don't see alot of anymore, Carnival Posters.
I spent two summers in the 90s traveling and wrestling 2 days or more a week with a carnival in the 90s.
This poster is from '06

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Upcoming Events

The award winning Dynamic Wrestling James Duo will be in action at these events

Weekend of April 20th Misty will be returning to MLW for their next taping. MLW is closing in June so this may be her last matches with MLW. We want to wish the good people of MLW best wishes in their new business.

Very special event in GA to help a great lady, friend , and true wrestling legend. If you can't come please donate. 

May 4th Elkin, NC at The Armory and May 5th Boogie Wrestling Camp in Shawsville, VA