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Halfpint’s Roving Report: All-Star Tribute to Lance Russell

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It was Saturday night October 24, 2015. You couldn’t fool me or the fans though. Going into the Oman Arena was like going back in time. At least that’s the reasoning I had in my head for why it was so difficult getting into the building. After getting in and finding out where my seat was, I made my way over to who I think is the greatest announce team in Wrestling History.

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The Mental Ward: Finishing Touches…..

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I first discovered pro wrestling in the mid-1980s. “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes doing battle with “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton inside a steel cage is one of my earliest wrestling memories. However, when I saw “Nature Boy” Ric Flair and Sting go 60 minutes at the first Clash of the Champions, I was hooked for life. THAT was storytelling. THAT was drama. THAT was pro wrestling. In my youth Hulkamania ran wild. In my high school and college years, The Attitude Era redefined the industry. In my adult years, things just haven’t been the same. A spark is missing. The sport I loved has morphed into something almost unrecognizable at times. Yet, I still watch. I cling to hope that pro wrestling will one day again return to past glory. Webster defines insanity as doing the same thing over and over again but expecting a different result. Ladies and gentlemen, come on in. We’re all friends here. Welcome back to, “The Mental Ward.”

The Mental Ward: Hot Dogs, Apple Pie, and Rasslin’ …..

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I first discovered pro wrestling in the mid-1980s. “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes doing battle with “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton inside a steel cage is one of my earliest wrestling memories. However, when I saw “Nature Boy” Ric Flair and Sting go 60 minutes at the first Clash of the Champions, I was hooked for life. THAT was storytelling. THAT was drama. THAT was pro wrestling. In my youth Hulkamania ran wild. In my high school and college years, The Attitude Era redefined the industry. In my adult years, things just haven’t been the same. A spark is missing. The sport I loved has morphed into something almost unrecognizable at times. Yet, I still watch. I cling to hope that pro wrestling will one day again return to past glory. Webster defines insanity as doing the same thing over and over again but expecting a different result. Ladies and gentlemen, come on in. We’re all friends here. Welcome back to, “The Mental Ward.”

Halfpint’s Road Report: Big Time Wrestling 2/20 Bristol, TN

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Big Time Wrestling made their Volunteer State debut this past Friday night in Bristol, TN/VA/TN/VA . . . it was weird being between two states. Kind of like being between two ladies . . . except its nothing like that at all. Anyway, after a 3 hour drive through some interesting sights, two time zones, and even more interesting road conditions,  it was time for Big Time Wrestling!

BREAKING NEWS: Slam-Pro Wrestling Returns to Middle TN with Slam Fest 2015!

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Two years ago, one of the most successful independent wrestling promotions to pop up in recent years, Slam-Pro Wrestling, made a huge splash in middle Tennessee! The company held two events in 2013. Slam Fest was held in May in Cookeville at the Tennessee Tech University Memorial Gym and drew around 1,400 fans to see stars such as: Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Diamond Dallas Page, Rikishi, Tommy Dreamer, “Grandmaster Sexay” Brian Christopher, Al Snow, and “The Taskmaster” Kevin Sullivan. Three months later in August, Slam-Pro promoted Summer Heat 2013 in nearby Sparta which featured the first stop on The Outsiders World Tour as nWo founders, Scott Hall and Kevin Nash, met with fans. The show also featured a legends match between “The Wild-Eyed Southern Boy” Tracy Smothers against “Superstar” Bill Dundee. “The Hurricane” Shane Helms was also on hand and wrestled in the main event. That show drew a sellout crowd of almost 900 fans to the White County Agricultural Complex.