No holds barred

2011-07-23 20:37

For many of us the term hard-core wrestling is unknown and widely misunderstood.
When we hear wrestling we think of cheesy story lines, fake punches and acting worse than that in most daytime soapies.

True hard-core wrestling is not that at all.

It’s a sport for the brave, a sport of passion, a sport for those who feel the need to ­escape to another world and ­release all that builds up inside.

There are almost no rules in a hard-core fight.

Opponents can use weapons in or outside the ring to defeat one another.

Some of these weapons include fluorescent tubes, stapler guns, thumb tacks, bottles, barbed wire, chairs and bells.

Although it might come across as barbaric and chaotic one cannot ignore the athleticism and passion these men show in the ring to hold up the hard-core belt at the end of a fight.

Blood is often shed in the first few seconds of a fight, much to the delight of the screaming fans cheering on their favourite wrestler.

Supporters often have to be held back when adrenaline gets the better of them and they jump in to help their champion when he’s taking a beating.

These men don’t put their bodies through hell for money or fame; it’s for the love of wrestling and being someone else, even if just for a few ­minutes.
Recently, Jason “The Terrible” took on “The Crow” at the Brakpan Sports Arena and the former won the fight.

The Crow was on the receiving end for most of the fight, ­enduring extreme pain as Jason stapled numerous pins into his forehead, smashed a piece of glass over his head and broke a fluorescent tube on his back.

As Jason held the belt up high he said that he would be retiring towards the end of the year as this form of wrestling had taken its toll on his body through the years.

The Crow was left lying in a pile, struggling to get up after taking a hammering.

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