is indy wrestling? by Greg Tingle
You have heard of professional
wrestling aka "sports entertainment",
so what is indy wrestling?
the small time version of pro wrestling.
is another term for "independent".
the smaller wrestling promotions who will often
give that "break" in the industry for
"the next big thing", and the indy circuit
also acts as a "feeder system" for the
bigger promotions such as the mega popular World
Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).
wrestling goes back to the early day's of pro
wrestling, even when wrestlers would travel from
town to town - some would even travel with the
circus's - the "carnies" (carnivals).
is show business, but indy wrestling is the small
show, not the "big show". This is not
to discredit indy wrestling. It's "grass
roots" pro wrestling, and the indies give
the talent a place to gain experience, where they
can take their lumps and bumps, and "stuff
up" the odd move, without embarrassing themselves
on national television.
the greats of "sports entertainment"
like "The Rock" and Hulk Hogan had to
start near the bottom. Both "The Rock"
and Hulk Hogan went through "the system",
before they hit the big time.
of the towns today's "superstars" had
to ensure included Memphis, TN (USWA & CWA),
where the pinnacle was wrestling at the Mid South
Coliseum, and a host of towns in the Atlanta and
wrestlers on the indy circuit have it tough, often
busting their ass for little or no reward, other
than for the pleasure of performing before a live
crowd, to gain that all-important performance.
next time you hear of indy wrestling coming to
your town, why not turn up and marveling at these
new crop (and sometimes washed up), modern day
gladiators. Take in some history in the makings
- you could just be watching "the next big
thing", up close and personnel.
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