Sunday, June 29, 2008

PWA South St. Paul, MN 6/28/2008

From the Kaposia Days festival in South St. Paul, Mn at VFW #295 Pro Wrestling America presented a card featuring women, a midget and former AWA legends. This was a free out door show. What is 'kaposia' you ask. Click here to find out.
Dakota Darsow defeated former WCW cruiser weight champion Lenny Lane with a roll up.
Ian Xavier defeated Sky Steel with a little help from some brass knuckles. This was Steel's first match.
Korina Kay pinned Lisa Louise.
Jay North defeated Tommy "Spiderbaby" Saturday.
AWA legends Kenny "The Sodbuster" Jay & Buck "Rock N Roll" Zumhofe defeated Shimdog & Jonny Goldengate.
The Asylum defeated Mitch Paradise to become the new PWA champion. There was a lot of action around ring side as the VFW manager was in Paradise's corner and The Asylum had two managers helping him to his victory.
It had been 5 years since I was last at the annual PWA Kaposia Days card so I thought it would be fun to dig in to my archives and post some photos from that card from 6/28/2003. It's interesting to see what has happened in 5 years. For a full review of the card go to doc dx's field reports.
DOS defeated Big Daddy Hoofer in the opening match. DOS is now retired from pro wrestling. Big Daddy Hoofer now goes by Brody Hoofer and he cut off his bleach blond hair.. Most recently he was in a match with the Honky Tonk Man in Superior, WI.
Big Mack won a handicap match against Drej & Chris Jordan. Both Big Mack and Drej have left pro wrestling but Jordan made his return a few weeks ago to the ring after a year away. Jordan made a return to Kaposia days but not to wrestle. He came for the tacos.
Lacey & Josie defeated Rain & Candy. What is the deal with all the women wrestlers having only one name? Candy, the one in the red pants, left the biz not too long after this match. Josie moved away from MN and she is now wrestling with OVW. For a few months Rain could be seen on TNA as Ms Peyton Banks. Lacey's where abouts are unknown at this time.
Horace the Psycopath defeated Tommy Gunn. Horace has retired and returned to pro wrestling many times. Most recently returned unannounced at F1rst Wrestling. Who knows when he will next go back to his home in St. Peter, MN. Gunn changed his name to James Thomas and moved to Kentucky to train at Derby City Wrestling. Ref Rob Page was a Eminem look a like 5 years ago. This was just his 2nd or 3rd card he had ever reffed on.
Bad Boy Brian wrestled against Mini Savard. I can't remember who won and was hoping that Barb would have had the winner listed in her field report but she didn't have it. I stopped taking photos of this match as the guy in the neon green trunks junk kept escaping out. This match went on way to long and it started to rain. Bad Boy Brian is still wrestling but I have not seen Mini Savard since this card. I hope if he did continue wrestling that he got trunks that would hold his junk.
Austin Aries defeated Shawn Daivari after a 450 splash in the rain. Both of these men went on to bigger area not too long after this.
PWA champion Mitch Paradise defeated Mason Quinn to retain the belt. I'm not positive if Paradise has held that belt for the last 5 years with out loosing it but once again he was in the main event at Kaposia Days and the only man to appear on both of these cards. Quinn moved from MN back to his home state of Wisconsin where he wrestles for promotions such as ICW.


Mookie said...

Great pics! Wish I knew this was going on so I could have seen the show yesterday. It's hard to get Midwest pro-wrestling indy news - any good websites you know that post upcoming cards? Thanks.

pro wrestling photog said...

There is a site that will be up in July that should do a great job with listing up coming cards in the Minneapolis area. Check out

The thing about these free festival shows is that the promoters and wrestlers really don't need to let wrestling fans know about the shows. There is already a built in audience for the show. As you can see from some of the photos there were plenty of people watching the wrestling action. There are a bunch of these city festivals that have wrestling shows every year. One coming up is Duk Duk Dazes in New Hope. NIW will have some matches there on the 19th of July.