Jack Johnson VS John Jackson

I saw a results-reviews-opinions blog of the show I worked last night.  Seeing the card in print made something jump out at me: John Adams vs. Joe Falcone Pat Joseph vs. Garrison Michael Andy Trout vs. Claude Jean Jeremy Spokane vs. Dennis Walters Billy Chapman vs. William Palmer Vic Mercado vs. Rory Malone Alice HudsonContinue reading “Jack Johnson VS John Jackson”

Annoying emo title here

I used the last of my bare-knuckle fighting money to buy a 2007 Kia Sedona with 200,000 miles on it.  At least it has room to sleep in it.   I keep hoping that Royale’s trunk will show up in the back.  I guess it’s really destroyed.  Along with all his notes and things he wanted meContinue reading “Annoying emo title here”

At least no one was killed

I was offered a booking in Moline.  I didn’t want to take it because of its proximity to Lyons.  But I shamed myself into saying yes.  What are you going to do?  Avoid the entire state of Illinois because of a teenager? I should have done just that.  Maybe she would have showed up anyway. Continue reading “At least no one was killed”

I’m looking at you, Ed “Strangler” Lewis

I don’t know if the Scrap Iron Papers are a joke or what they are.  But I’ve often thought that at some point there had to have been a wrestling serial killer.    It’s the perfect set up for serial killing.  You have a profession where you’re on the road all the time, you’re isolated fromContinue reading “I’m looking at you, Ed “Strangler” Lewis”

Did you ever dance with the devil by the pale moonlight?

I don’t often meet fans.  Probably because I don’t have fans.  Usually my interactions are someone who was at the show sees me at IHOP afterwards and they say something weird about my scars.  It’s good to know that so many douchebags would do me even though I’m “all cut up”.    A few nights ago,Continue reading “Did you ever dance with the devil by the pale moonlight?”

Feel the power!

Last night I worked at the Alliant Energy PowerHouse.  I want to make a joke about it, but I can’t because it’s one of the nicest places I’ve been booked.  They got me a room at the Hilton that’s attached to the venue.  That’s the first time I’ve ever gotten my room paid for as partContinue reading “Feel the power!”

Hack/Slash

Sometimes I think this blog is just me venting about what I don’t like about wrestling. I don’t mind when someone has a prop they bring to the ring.  Baseball bat.  “Singapore” cane.  Magic urn.  Branding iron.  Mjolnir.  That’s all fine.  What bugs me is when someone has a prop that can’t be used.  TripleContinue reading “Hack/Slash”

King of the losers

I answer my phone all the time to numbers I don’t know.  When you’re at the bottom of the heap, the difference between calling someone back and picking up the first time can be the difference between getting booked and not.    Ergo I talk to a lot of flakes and cranks.  A guy called todayContinue reading “King of the losers”

Hair up, square up

I didn’t expect the Mississippi Coast Coliseum to be a real coliseum.  I expected a third tier bare-knuckle boxing event to be in a steelworker’s union hall.  Or in a parking garage after dark.  Or in a drained pool in some guy’s backyard.  This was an actual building built for people to go watch thingsContinue reading “Hair up, square up”