Dig Baton Rouge

Small people, big fighting

By Rande Archer

You know what they say, everything is bigger and better in Texas. But this Friday at The Texas Club the saying will be only half true. Bringing out big guns in little packages, the Micro Wrestling Federation will be coming to town with a show that will change your mind about how big things really are in Texas.

Opening doors at 8 p.m. with a ticket price of $10 in advance or $15 at the door, attendees who are willing to get there early before the brawl at 10 p.m. will be able to meet the wrestlers at 9 p.m. to converse or ask questions. The minimum age to get in will be 18. With an expected runtime of two and a half hours, the event will be host to regular wrestling brawls as well as a tag team co-op.

“I think there will be a good crowd, and it will be a fun event,” said Texas Club owner Mark Rogers. “We will have an MC and the wrestlers in the ring so it will be done like a typical wrestling event just on a smaller scale, pun intended.”

Although no stranger to boxing or fighting events which the club has hosted in the past, this will be the first time The Texas Club has been host to midget wrestling. With that comes the serious planning to ensure that this event will be a legitimate success.

“They treat it seriously because we have to have EMS, a doctor, and we have to go through the Louisiana Boxing and Wrestling Association, so everything is legitimate,” said Rogers. “It’s not PG, but it’s definitely not lewd or anything since these events can be off the charts. But not this one.”

The Micro Wrestling Federation is nationally recognized, having been featured on many shows such as Glee and Jerry Springer as well as channels such as Spike and TruTV. Although no definite roster for the event has been announced as of this writing, there will be six wrestlers competing in Friday night’s match up. Attendees may be witness to wrestlers such as the New York native Bronx Thug, the incredibly nimble J-Mazing, or even the Alabama native Pit Bull. Whoever does show, though, expect a great matchup.

“It’s fun to see these little guys putting it all out in a ring fighting each other,” said Rogers. “Support midget violence is what the commercial says, so it’s a little tongue in cheek, but it’s all in good fun. But that’s what we do, we entertain, and this is certainly some legitimate entertainment.”

After back to back hit successes these past few weeks, the Texas Club is expecting another good turnout, and in addition is looking forward to hosting such a unique and exciting evening event for the Baton Rouge area.

“I love promoting,” said Rogers. “This is different; this is unique. Every type and every kind of interesting promotion that is possible, main event concerts, small and upcoming people, rock shows, and blues shows with some of the greatest artists in the history music. So when we do something, it’s good, and it’s right. That’s the main factor. Whenever you put on a promotion, you bring in an event, it should be quality, and this will be quality. Just like Chris Stapleton, who we just did this past week who was nominated for three Grammys, and who will be nominated for another Grammy award. Dylan Scott, who we brought in Saturday night. This will be quality entertainment, and this will be real, and it will be fun. That’s what we do.”

For more information, visit the Micro Federation’s website at microwrestling.com or their social media sites at facebook.com/midgetwrestling, on Twitter @MicroWrestling and Instagram @midgetwrestling.


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