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reverendloganApr. 29th, 2006 08:48 pm Article by Syn

The House of Syn
On with the show


Just over a year ago the WWA ran its first show at The Lounge and the owner, Garret, made a comment on how many people it takes to put on a show. He said he had never seen anything like it. When a band plays there maybe ten people set up, run the show, and perform at most. After the show we ran this weekend I thought about all the people who participate in helping us put on a show and thought I would give my readers some insight on this subject.
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reverendloganApr. 29th, 2006 08:45 pm

KMAN COMMENTS:
David Kostman

First off let me say this column you will be reading is from 4-10-06. I wrote this the week of the hacking of the M.W.M. site. Then the site went through several identity changes and we are now back to the hopefully original and stable version, if webmaster Logan can just relax a little. I still wanted to get this column out to all of you loyal Kmaniacs. Next week I will be reviewing the recent W.W.A. show “Shockwave” which I had the pleasure of attending on 4-23-06. Yes folks, Indy wrestling is still alive in the Lasalle county area. Powerhouse and Wicked Wrestling holding shows in the same month, almost a miracle for that to happen.

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reverendloganMar. 22nd, 2006 04:56 am

Alright, here is the deal. MWM has six people writing columns. People have lives, and can not always get a column up, and lets face it, there is only so much you write about wrestling. But lets say for a moment that no one missed a column and lets do some basic math. There are 52 weeks a year, now times that by 6 columns a week. That comes out to be 312 columns in one year. That is a lot of columns. It will start to become hard to come up with new ideas for columns. People will start to cover the same thing, actually they already are. So back off a bit if they don’t send a column in. Plus it’s not like you are paying to read this stuff, the site is free, and they write this stuff for free. Face it, the wrestling scene as a whole is falling apart. The ten-year cycle is not over yet.
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reverendloganMar. 22nd, 2006 04:51 am

I am going to take a little side step and talk about some things other than wrestling (sorta). I will get to my WWA stories at a later time.
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reverendloganMar. 22nd, 2006 04:47 am

Two weeks ago I covered backyard wrestling, however I forgot a major part, the wrestlers gear. This is very simple, if you don’t want to be labeled as a “yarder” don’t where a T-shirt, jeans, and sneakers, wear professional gear.  I sure hope I don’t have to tell you what pro gear is. A  wrestlers look is a large part of weather pr not they will be a success. Lets face it, you could have extremely good talent, but if you are wrestling in what you go camping in, the Fed (that’s right I said Fed) isn’t going to hire you. Unless of course it deals with your gimmick. Which is another topic that I am not going to get into at this time, but I will in a few weeks. 

Yes I missed the column last week. Sorry about that. Well I know some of you want to know who I am. So I will tell you. My name is Nick Logan. Well now that that’s over with, oh, you want to know more about me. All right, I can do that. It all happened twenty-two years ago. I know, I’m an ass. 

In all seriousness, I was not introduced to the Indy scene until I was a Junior in High School. A friend informed me about a gaming store in Spring Valley called Dragon’s Lair. This is where I had met Benito for the first time. I started going there on Friday nights to play a Dungeons and Dragons game. I couple weeks Benito had PCW tickets for sale. What’s this, wrestling besides WWF, WCW and ECW? Of course there was, I just had no idea there was in our area. Then he told my friend Mike and I that he would be wrestling at the show. Wait, you wrestle? Well, how can I not buy a ticket now? Mike and I started to go to the shows. After about a year I became the webmaster for PCW. I stayed the webmaster until Tim found someone else. He didn’t even tell me about it. But that’s ok, I still went to the shows. It was during this time that I had met Razo, when he worked at Suncoast with Benito. 

Then the Boxing/Wrestling Commission in Illinois went away. It was not long after this when RCW popped up. I purchased a shirt, and was in talks with Razo about helping out in some way. I never did get involved with them. I did go to their first show, and many shows after that. With my work schedule I was not able to make all the shows. I remember going to the RCW message board and wanting to kill Talon. Me, like many other hated him. Funny how things work out, I ended up becoming friends with him and going over to his place to get trashed. But that wasn’t until a year later, after WWA came around. 

Ah yes, good ol’ WWA. I had a lot of fun with them back in the day. I would go into detail about it now, but I am going to talk about my (short) time in the WWA next week. Yes I was involved in the WWA, am I an evil bastard now? I see nothing wrong with them, why do some of you? Please contact me and tell me why people have issues with them, I would like to know. I just don’t get it. I was told being a fan of theirs was even bad. How can you being a fan of something be bad? Please tell me, it boggles my mind.

Later,
Nick

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reverendloganMar. 22nd, 2006 04:42 am Backyard wrestling

After talking with one of my friends and viewing the CPW message board I realized that not a lot of people know the difference between backyard wrestling and professional wrestling. Let’s face it, Illinois is saturated with wrestling promotions. So what makes one promotion “backyard” and the other “professional”?

The first thing that comes to mind is, well, backyard. Does the promotion run in someone’s backyard, basement, garage, or run down building? OR do they run in a nice venue? It doesn’t mater if the venue is inside or out. You have to run at a nice location. If people come to your show and see it is ran in your backyard or in a dump, the odds are they will not come back. The problem now days is that it is getting harder to find locations o run at. VFW’s, K of C’s, Gyms, even bars run away when some one says the word “wrestling.” It is getting to the point where either you have to know someone or own your own building. 

The next word that comes to mind is “professional.” The term Professional Wrestling means that that the works had to have been professionally trained. Unless you are fully trained you are not a professional wrestler. You cant train for two days and call your self a Pro. Sorry Rage, that’s not how it works. You also have to be trained by some one with some sort of reputation. With it is high rep or low rep, as long as they are not considered a “yarder”. I think you are safe. Well, they also have to not suck. Backyard wrestling does not have any trained wrestlers, plain and simple. They are just some guys getting their jollies off by hurting each other. 

Don’t forget about the ring. Obviously a wrestling ring can not be made of mattress’ you find on the side of the road flopped on the ground with four sticks and some rope around it. The ring needs to be a professional ring, whether it is a 16, 18 or a 20 foot ring. We all know what they look like. It’s not that hard. The ring need to be in top shape. This is the wrestlers work area (most of the time). The ring needs to look good and be safe for the workers. 

A good wrestling show isn’t something you can throw together in five minutes. The promotion needs to be run professionally. This means no spouting off crap on message boards, hell avoiding them all together is best. This means keeping in touch with your workers, venue, staff, ect. Some people say there should be a gimmick table and food/beer at a show to make it professional. This is true to an extent. You do not need a gimmick table, or beer. What you should have though is food for the fans, but even if you don’t, that doesn’t mean you are a backyard promotion. 

What about types of matches? If having hardcore matches and jell-o wrestling makes you a backyard fed. Then I have news for you, the WWE is backyard. The WWE has and will do much worse. You can not deny that. 
That raps it up for today. Have a good one. 

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reverendloganDec. 19th, 2005 06:13 am

This time, teaming up with thesquaredcircle.com and chicagoprowrestling.com.

 

Midwestmarks.com will have an Internet TV show either  Bi-Weekly.

 

There will be a weekly column by different people, each day of the week as well.

 

Also there will be interviews.

 

There are openings for interviewers and Columnists.

 

The here is what days are available for columns.

 

Sun- Vacant

Mon – Filled

Tues – Filled

Wed – Filled

Thurs – Filled

Fri – Filled

Sat – Vacant

 

Currently do not have any interviewers.

 

If you would like to be part of the Internet TV show let us know.
If any promotion wants us to put a match on it, or wants to have their workers be interviewed on it.
If you want a show to be a specific topics, let us know now so we can get things rolling.

 

If you would like to be part of the team please e-mail nlogan1983@yahoo.com

 

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