A Q&A with R. Bruce Tharpe

A Q&A with R. Bruce Tharpe

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R. Bruce Tharpe became president and leader of the National Wrestling Alliance in July of 2012 to realize a particular vision that he had for a legendary wrestling institution fallen moribund. Mr. Tharpe was kind enough to detail that vision for us via a conversation conducted with the author through email in October 2014. When you think about your first childhood experiences with professional wrestling, what images do you see in your mind and what emotions do you feel? My first childhood experiences with professional wrestling date back to early childhood, as I was literally born into the wrestling profession. I was born in 1961, and - at the time - my father worked as the television ring announcer for Championship Wrestling from Florida, promoted by Cowboy Luttrall and booked…
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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 5: Golden Opportunity.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 5: Golden Opportunity.

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Happy New Year! Kevin has a golden opportunity as he talks with the new NWA Midsouth Unified Champion “Golden Boy” Greg Anthony.  The Golden Boy has been wrestling for 14 years and talks about his time in the business with the likes of “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton and JJ Dillon.  Anthony shares his thoughts on today’s wrestling product and the importance of supporting independent wrestling. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN
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Magic Mic – OWW

Magic Mic – OWW

Article, Blog
By Greg Anthony, OWW staff member: At the core, professional wrestlers are storytellers. Plain and simple. Telling a tale with every stomp and blow. Conveying complex storytelling with no words, is truly an art form. However the most utilized talent in our business has always and will always be the ability to talk to the people. To take a microphone a sell them on match they haven’t seen yet. That is were the true magic lies. Some might argue that in ring ability is by far the much better trait to have. Of course being able to perform is what our business is all about but being able get in done in the ring is only but one dimension. If you are a great wrestler only then that is where your career begins…
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Announcement: We are proud to add our official historian, Mark James!

Announcement: We are proud to add our official historian, Mark James!

Article, NWA MIDSOUTH
Mark James is a well known and worldwide respected historian of professional wrestling. Mark specifically has in depth knowledge and experience with Memphis wrestling and has written over 20 incredible books detailing the rich and fantastic history of wrestling in the Mid South including the biographies of Dutch Mantell, Bill Dundee, Jerry Jarrett & James Beard. Mark's complete list of works can be found his official page, right here. We are extremely proud to announce Mark will be joining NWA MID SOUTH as our official historian and are honored to be included with the incredible work Mark has been doing to support professional wrestling in the Mid South area! NWA MID SOUTH: History is Here!
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The One That Got Away – OWW

The One That Got Away – OWW

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As a life long wrestling fan not only do you hope, wish and dream about one day becoming a professional wrestler but you dream just as much about getting the opportunity to step into the ring with the very men that inspired you. I’ve been fortunate enough to have some great matches with men that I’ve idolized for years. Now there are plenty of men out there that I would to test my metal against but there is one that I truly regret never having the pleasure of stepping in the ring with and that man is Brad Armstrong.   Read the full story over at OWW!
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