Opinion: Sociopathy Breeds Success – NWA MID SOUTH

Opinion: Sociopathy Breeds Success – NWA MID SOUTH

NWA MIDSOUTH
  Sociopathy Breeds Success Tully Blanchard - a certified legend - was maddeningly insufferable. That smirk. That condescending chuckle. That sawed-off alpha-jerk bully proclivity. Tully Blanchard is the exception to The Rules of Bullying, as laid out to us as children by our parents and teachers. He does NOT wither and disappear when you stand up to him. He does NOT see the so-called error of his ways. He does NOT seek to intimidate the weak - no. Instead, he seeks simply to victimize and bask in the afterglow of his crimes. (more…)
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Me & Bobby – OWW

NWA MIDSOUTH
One of the hardest things to deal with when you are a life long wrestling fan who becomes a professional wrestler is some of the disappointment you encounter when meeting your childhood heroes. Some of your idols won’t just let you down on a professional level but on a personal level as well. You will meet men that you once thought walked on water only to realize that they can’t even stand on their own two feet. Men that you wouldn’t want your kids to grow up and become but this story isn’t about any of those men. This story is about the man who I consider my greatest experience in this business, “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton.   Click Here to read the rest of the story
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The Big Man – Bull Bronson

The Big Man – Bull Bronson

NWA MIDSOUTH
The BIG Man The "big man" is, arguably, the foundation of professional wrestling. In generations past, if you were lucky enough to have matches that your dad (or mama) could take you to, it was the big man that most likely captured the young imaginations of the audience's younger members. Like, all of these guys are big, because I'm seven, but THAT guy is HUGE. Barry Blaustein's cut of Beyond the Mat depicted the scenario perfectly - standing on the aisle, gazing upward as the light is completely blocked out by a for-real monster. Growing up in eastern South Dakota, we had the opportunity to see the AWA, and their big man - the first big man I ever saw - was John Nord, who became The Viking/Berserker in WWE.…
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Matt Riviera: Wrestling’s Rap Mogul

Matt Riviera: Wrestling’s Rap Mogul

NWA MIDSOUTH
There's a distinct parallel between professional wrestling and hip hop music that goes almost completely unnoticed: the personalities of, both, pro wrestlers and emcees are large. Confidence and bravado to the point of arrogance often fuels success. Egos clash and feuds spark. Matt Riviera represents the point at which wrestling and hip hop seamlessly blend, becoming too obvious to ignore. "Mr. 5.5" isn't just an athlete and competitor, he's a mogul on a come up. He's building a brand. He's building (pun intended) an empire. Think of Riviera as the Jay-Z of professional wrestling - broadening his portfolio, expanding his reach, establishing his own parameters, and stacking paper. Always stacking paper. His broker and accountant are no doubt happy, but without that same approach in the ring, none of it…
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