Hillbillies and Professional Wrestling

January 29, 2014

Professional Wrestling Hillbillies

Throughout time there have been countless numbers of “cliques” which is what makes the wrestlers more recognizable. There have been gangsters, working clas types, native americans, wildmen, pretty boys, and even an animal or 40. But probably one of the most popular genres of “cliques have been the hillbillies. Let me explain why Hog Dynasty is going to be so successful in the world of professional wrestling.

Known for their love of scufflin’ and “rasslin'”, hillbillies oftentimes bring a likeability to their character that fans are very responsive to. Hailing from places like Morgans Corner, and Mud Lick, their wholesomeness and down-to-earthiness is something fans throught the years have been able to relate to.

Here are a few of the wrestling hillbillies who have really made an impact in the wrestling world:

Haystacks Calhoun: This WWE Hall of famer was probably the most cheered and revered wrestler in history. At 601 pounds from Morgans Corner Arkansas, Haystacks had a boyish charm and a winning smile about him that the fans had grown to love. But get this fighting hillbilly mad and you awaken a can of moonshine that doiesnt quit.

But haystacks wasnt just a big man he was actually an accomplished wrestler. he had a long running feud with 800 lb Happy Humphrey and almost always got the better of him just by using wrestling.

Haystacks was a 4x Heavyweight tag team champ, Most Notably with the legendary Tony Garea. He was a legend many feel should be inducted into the wwe Hall of fame in the near future

Giant Haystacks: From the UK, this massive man (685 pounds!) was named after Haystacks Calhoun. He wrstled throughout the Uk for a lkong time before coming to the states where he joined WCW as Loch Ness, a member of Kevin Sullivans Dungeon of Doom. This was a short libved run however because of his ongoing battle with cancer.

The Kiwi Sheepherders: Butch miller and Luke williams ran roughshod over tagteams as both the Kiwi sheepherders and the Bushwhackers in their wwe run but little do people realize that they have been wrstling since 1964! So this year will mark 50 years that they have been in the business as a tag team a remarkable feat. For the better part of the first half of thier career they were villified as an evil maniacal australian/new zealend tag team of crazy backwoods hillbilly types, but upon entering the wwe in 1989 they immediately began having a HUGE fan base as the crazy face licking, sock sniffinf, sardine eating bushwhackers. This renowned team has won an amazing total of 26 tag team championships in their career!

Hillbilly Jim: Part of the Rock N’ Wrestling boom of the mid 1980s, this backwoods bumkin was seen sitting front row at numerous events and decided to try his hand in the wwe rings with the help of his training buddy hulk Hogan. Hillbilly Jim was loved by everyone as a humanitarian and a wrestler. he did lots of charity work for the wwe. But his skills werent limited to being a wrestler. He was also a manager of many other hillbilly wrestlers that Im about to delve into.

Uncle Elmer: Stan Plowboy Frazier was a minor character in the 70s having some small success as a tag team partner with Jerry Lawler. He also took on the role of Kamala II. But his most recognizable character was of good ol goofy Uncle Elmer in the WWE in 85 and 86. At 460 pounds he fit the old hillbilly uncle character to a t> Hes to this still probably most famous for actually getting married on an episode of Saturday nights main event

Cousin Luke and Cousin junior: “Cousins” of Hillbilly Jim they rounded out the hillbilly team. Luke had a somewhat successful character as the devil worshipping kharma in florida in the 80s. Junior actually first gained success in the business by being one third of the world famous Moondog team, Moondog Cujo.

Henry O Godwinn and Phineas Godwinn: After a medium range jobber run as the team of Tex Slazenger and Shanghai pierce in WCW, this team was brought to the WWE during a time of a lot of comical characters. But these 2 hog farmers proved their critics wrong by twice becoming WWE tag team champions.

Wrestling has always had its share of characters but hillbillies remain among the most beloved. Their success is an inspiration to all those who feel that you need to have money and power to succeed in the business. A little hard work and chicken slop goes a long way as well. The latest hillbilly family to enter the ranks is Hog Dynasty lead by the Hog Commander Uncle Jed. He is training his family members like Hillbilly Bones and Cousin Bruce to beat Hogs. Uncle Jed says that if you can beat a Hog you can beat any man! See them live at a Pro Wrestling Fit show near you!

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Pro Wrestling show January 18th 2014

January 20, 2014

Pro Wrestling Fit USA Event January 18, 2014

The Unchained Outlaw Levi Mullins Defeated Simple Simon. (Submission Match)

With the debut of the PWF Referee Byron Dale in the opening match, The Unchained Outlaw and Simple Simon definitely put the Rookies skills to the test right off the bat. Outlaw Levi took control of the match when the bell rang. When Simple Simon took control he worked on Outlaws left leg but that wasn’t enough as Outlaw made Simon tap on a back breaker. Simon very unhappy and challenged Outlaw to a hardcore match next month.

Redd Alert Defeated The Grappler to become Number One Contender.

It was back and forth action between Alert and Grappler. Both of these men worked really hard so they can face the champion Curse. Alert held most of the match against Grappler, but Grappler refused to go down without a fight.

Latin Fury and Hog Dynasty (Tag Team Title Match) Time Limit Draw

Latin Fury came out singing Happy Birthday to Uncle Jed for his birthday, However it turned real violent after Cousin bones left the ring to get the crowd singing with him. Latin Fury attacked Uncle Jed from behind and Made Cousin bones come running back into the ring. Latin fury was in control for much of the match, even when Hillbilly bill, tried to interfere. But that didn’t stop Latin Fury from Retaining the Tag Team Title belt.

Kevin Rhodes Attacked Outside.

Kevin Rhodes was scheduled to go one on one with Thump Dupree but he was jumped outside as he arrived to the arena by the Money Mob. Kevin Rhodes then called out Dupree and asked him why. Dupree’s response was short and simple. “Money Mob Doesn’t like you and I’m part of Money Mob.”

Kevin then re-challenged Dupree for next month.

Pretty Boy Papi Defeated Moco Loco (Jr Heavyweight Championship Title Match.

Pretty boy Papi and Moco Loco put on a show as these two men went toe to toe for the Jr Heavyweight Championship. These two men didn’t take long to get the crowd going as reversal after reversal was brought into the fight until Moco Loco performed a hip toss on Papi. The match almost ended in a double count out as the men where laying in the middle of the ring. Papi, out of no where, performed a P-10 and Pinned Moco Loco for the win.

Curse Vs. The Master (Draw-Time Expired. PWF Heavyweight Championship Title Match)

The Master challenged Curse for the PWF Heavyweight Championship. As soon as the bell rang they locked up and bounced off all four sides of the squared circle while staying locked up. The Master gained control using his quick legs to beat on the legs of the Champion. After Curse got control he got The Master in the corner and gave him a couple hard chest shots that echoed through the arena and can be heard in the locker room. Then without the Senior Referee Jim in site The Master used his quickness and jabbed Curse in the throat. With Curse Gasping for air, The Master continued his attack on Curse’s legs. But that didnt slow down Curse down. After a Choke Slam to The Master, Curse covered but when Referee Jim got to the two count the bell rang as time expired on the match. Curse very unhappy that he retained the title and asked the Commissioner Rick Love for 5 more minutes. Love told Curse he can have his 5 more minutes on February 15th, 2014.

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