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Posts Tagged ‘ Paddy Morrow ’

The Ballance Sheet #9: Mid Term Report

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Hope 2014’s been good to you, folks. My own is going pretty well, all told. Here’s a few bits and pieces on the last six months.

WEDDING CRASHERS
Well, technically we were invited, and it was actually at the very end of 2013, but I’ll include it here, anyway. My blog, after all… I wrestled at a wedding reception just after Christmas last year in the Radisson in Galway, working a singles match with Bam Katraz, and a tag match against him and Omen, where I teamed with Tucker. An interesting experience, and certainly the best-dressed audience I’ve ever worked for! The crowd- mostly non-wrestling fans (muggles)- were appreciative, though probably a little perplexed at the same time. It was after dinner, though, so I’d say a bit of the ol’ gargle helped matters. No hiptoss into the wedding cake or superkicking the father of the bride mid-speech, unfortunately, but it was a grand evening nonetheless. Continue reading

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The Ballance Sheet #8 : Collaboration The Name Of The Game

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Wrestling is fascinating. It doesn’t fit neatly within any one category of entertainment, yet its very hybrid nature means it has mass appeal across a number of genders and demographics. It’s watched by people for various reasons, and different aspects of the production appeal to different people. Some latch on to the over-the-top storylines; like a soap opera for guys. Some enjoy the matches, others the characters. Others, still, watch for different reasons entirely. There is truly something for everyone, though – wrestling is, at the end of the day, a variety show.

Similarly, the reasons people have for actually getting involved in wrestling vary. I’ve met people from such a diverse selection of backgrounds through wrestling- it’s truly incredible. Continue reading

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