Photos taken by Wayne McCarty at independent wrestling promotions in the Midwest.
Saturday, June 28, 2014
PWA Belle Plaine, MN 6/21/2014
Promotion: Pro Wrestling America
Date: June 21, 2014
City, State: Belle Plaine, MN
Venue: On North Miridian St near Main St. for German Days festival.
DOUG defeated Billy Blaze.
Ricky Love pinned Ariya Daivari.
El Bano defeated The Brauler.
John Johnson beat Kody Rice.
Big Sepp defeated Mitch Paradise to become the new PWA champion.
Big Sepp used a chair to get that belt.
The main event was a battle royal with Mitch Paradise, Sweet Stevie, The Brauler, Ricky Love, The Big Picture, Big Sepp, Kody Rice and El Bano. These battle royals are known as one of the most dangerous matches for a reason. When Sweet Stevie was tossed over the top rope by Paradise he hit the back of his head on the street pavement and knocked himself out. Paramedics took him out on a stretcher after the match was over.
Mitch Paradise won the battle royal when he eliminated Big Sepp.
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.