A few impartial wrestlers modified the definition of “getting warmth” over the weekend.
Impartial wrestling continues to be the wild west of the grappling scene, with loads of promotions throughout the nation repeatedly pushing the envelope between excessive and stupidity.
The most recent instance: indy wrestler and veteran stuntman JJ Allin getting his nether-regions lit on hearth, along with his opponent stoking the flames with a weed whacker. Sure, that’s an precise sentence that was written in 2021.
The spot, which came about underneath the Professional Wrestling Trainwreck banner in the course of the 2021 Southern Illness Cup, was caught on video and was eerily (and frighteningly) paying homage to the ’90s ECW days.
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Allin took to Fb not lengthy afterward to say that he was doing simply fantastic — properly, comparatively, at the least. Allin stated he had second-degree burns on his legs, and that the principle difficulty was that his water crew wasn’t the place it ought to have been.
Allin additionally stated that the promoter or group should not be held at fault for the spot gone flawed.
Different photographs from the occasion embrace gallons of blood shed, dozens of sunshine tubes destroyed and a basic reminder that professional wrestling will not be pretend. The popular vernacular is “scripted.”
And one other pleasant reminder: In case you are ever set on hearth at an impartial wrestling occasion, cease, drop and roll is the advised methodology of fireplace deterrent — not a weed whacker.