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Gallery: Independent wrestling returns to Natchez

By Garrett Kroeger
Photos by Nicole Hester, The Natchez Democrat

NATCHEZ — John Saxon took a deep breath and made his entrance.

Immediately, the 200-plus fans in attendance for Bayou Independent Wrestling: Collision Course Saturday at the Natchez Convention Center erupted in cheers. With the those screams of joy, Saxon felt at peace.

“There is a difference between sports entertainment and pro wrestling,” Saxon said. “Pro wrestling is the grass roots. I’ll actually quote Paul Bearer, many years ago he said, ‘The Independences are the grassroots of wrestling.’ If the roots die, the plant dies.”

For Saxon, Natchez is considered one of those roots.

See the gallery below and read the full story.


Barrett Brown dives through the ropes onto Terrale Tempo! and “The Latin Heartthrob” Gino Saturday during Bayou Independent Wrestling: Collision Course at the Natchez Convention Center.

“The Latin Heartthrob” Gino clothelines Barrett Brown to the mat Saturday during Bayou Independent Wrestling: Collision Course at the Natchez Convention Center.

Barrett Brown dives from the top rope onto “The Latin Heartthrob” Gino Saturday during Bayou Independent Wrestling: Collision Course at the Natchez Convention Center.

Jeremiah excites the crowd before his match Saturday during Bayou Independent Wrestling: Collision Course at the Natchez Convention Center.

Mika Madrid has “Wild Thing” Rockelle Vaughn in a leg lock Saturday during Bayou Independent Wrestling: Collision Course at the Natchez Convention Center.

Mika Madrid gets dropped kicked by “Wild Thing” Rockelle Vaughn Saturday during Bayou Independent Wrestling: Collision Course at the Natchez Convention Center.

John Saxon, crouches on the second rope as he entertains the crowd Saturday during Bayou Independent Wrestling: Collision Course at the Natchez Convention Center.

John Saxon, powerslams Max Castellanos, onto the mat Saturday during Bayou Independent Wrestling: Collision Course at the Natchez Convention Center.

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