Photos taken by Wayne McCarty at independent wrestling promotions in the Midwest.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
IWA MN Prior Lake, MN 8/15/2009
The International Wrestling Association of Minnesota had an outdoor show at Dohartys Tavern this past Saturday night. This is an annual show that is put on by Doharty's Tavaern. All day it looked like there might be rain. The rain did finally come when the bar owners had their match but it stopped shortly after.
The Brauler defeated Mikey Stanley. The Brauler was wearing some new pink gear. He said it was because August is breast cancer awareness month.
Venom pinned Big Loco. The Punisher defeated Jesse Chan. Bad Boy Brain defeated Chad Strong.
The Black Stallion beat K-Train with his feet on the ropes.
Horace the Psychopath defeated "Playboy" Pete Huge in a hard core match in the main event.
I am a pro wrestling ring side photographer based in the Minneapolis area. Since 2003 I've been a contributing photographer for Pro Wrestling Illustrated/The Wrestler/Inside Wrestling. My photos have also appeared in The Minneapolis Star Tribune, Punk Planet, Out and City Pages.