Guest blogger this week, its over to Boxcar Ox....
In the older times of South Australian wrestling there wasn’t much to choose from. A bit before I moved back into the thick of the city there were companies like Joint Promotions holding shows.
Move on 10 years after Joint Promotions and there are many promotions in Adelaide and a few of these old veterans have split their contributions to different ones, I’ll note down a few I believe to be the biggest or well known companies.
You have promotions like Riot City Wrestling which boasts a large roster and has had other wrestlers from interstate and overseas to compete. You have such wrestlers like The Bassos, The Armstrongs, S.M.A.S.H, Brodie Marshall and many more local talent.
Up in the northern areas of Adelaide you have the crew of Snake Pit Pro Wrestling. These guys have garnered a following with their weekly shows with a couple being held each week. Again another promotion with many wrestlers and trained by John E. Radic from the old Joint Promotions days, they definitely have a strong roster to support these shows.
For the creme de la creme and the promotion I know most of Wrestle Rampage. Run by such guys as Jag Hartley Jackson, Jonah Rock, Damian Slater to name a few this company has featured numerous faces from the old JP days before it split into the different companies and all these wrestlers formed different paths.
This company believes in good wrestling and expects the best which is obvious considering quite a few people that have walked through the doors are now mainstays on the WWE roster. People like TM61, Buddy Murphy, Peyton Royce, and Billie Kay have found success after being picked up.
From these promotions though I find the best wrestlers from Wrestle Rampage they are true professionals which have a good sense for the business also leading the renowned Pro Wrestling Dojo they teach a lot of great talent....Even going through the dojo myself I have learnt quite a lot from these guys in all different facets of professional wrestling.
In closing the landscape of professional wrestling in South Australia will continue to grow especially with all the veterans spread out in different companies also teaching their wisdom over their years in the business, and hopefully this will evolve into bigger success for professional wrestling as a whole.