I am very excited to be returning to my south side roots as Resistance Pro Wrestling makes its’ south side debut. R Pro’s first ever south side event is “Stay Hungry” at 115 Bourbon Street in Merrionette Park on January 18.
I grew up a few miles east, in an area called Veterans Park. I moved to the north side after college, but my parents remained there until recently. I will always have a soft spot in my heart for the south side.
I first heard of Resistance Pro in August of 2011 at Wizard World, a pop culture convention. Since then, I have attended almost all of their monthly events, have interviewed most of the roster and am fortunate to have made many new friends with the R Pro family. I guess I have become part of the R Pro extended family.
At “Stay Hungry,” my past collides with my present. I have been praising R Pro to all of my old south side friends. With R Pro coming to their area, they will be able to experience the fun for themselves, not just vicariously through me.
The R Pro shows are consistently excellent. Great wrestling, interesting wrestlers and lively crowds make for a fantastic night of fun. Many times, you will see wrestlers from other companies there just to be in on the action.
The regular standout R Pro wrestlers will be there. Heavyweight champ, “The Ego” Robert Anthony will be in action. Women’s champ Melanie Cruise will be battling wrestling superstar Amazing Kong in what will be a battle. Mr. 450, Lonesome Jay Bradley, Jocephus Brody, Ashton Vuitton, Eric St. Vaughn, Nikki St. John and the rest of the R Pro roster will be in action, along with superstar Matt Hardy, whose opponent has yet to be named.
If that isn’t enough, Smashing Pumpkins lead man and R Pro’s Creative Director Billy Corgan will also be there. How much excitement can the south side take?
As much as I want my south side friends to enjoy R Pro live, I want R Pro to see how awesome the south side is. Need I remind anyone that back in the day, the south side area was a wrestling hot bed? I know that passion is still there.
“Stay Hungry” is less than two weeks away and I cannot wait. South side, Johngy is coming home and I am bringing Resistance Pro Wrestling with me!