By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter
Three years ago if you would have asked me to name five independent wrestlers, I think I would have struggled. Now, after working with two different indy wrestling promotions, I’m proud to say, not only can I name hundreds of independent wrestlers, I can call many of them my friend as well.
If you’re a fan of indy wrestling, you know that many of the same guys and gals wrestle for multiple companies. While I haven’t had a chance to see them in person, one group I’m learning more about is Pro Wrestling Elite. The company is based west Tennessee and features some outstanding talent, both rising stars and established legends. I’ve worked with many of the guys in the locker room, including the very gifted Brandon Espinosa, the wildly popular Farmer Billy Hills, the brutally aggressive Bull Bronson, and the cunningly clever “Golden Boy” Greg Anthony.
|Brandon "Espy" Espinosa|
Each man shines when he's in the ring, and you can believe they bring 110% when they come out to wrestle. Most of my experience with Espinosa has been calling his tag matches. He teams frequently with Ace Hawkins, and the pair has been very successful in the Midwest. Their match against Team Overkill (Matt Cage and Christian Rose) was my favorite match to call. They battled in a ladder match that I think rivals anything you’d see on the big stage.
|Don't go messin' with this country boy|
Farmer Billy Hills
Farmer Billy Hills has a special place in my heart. I’ve visited his family (two legged and four legged) in Mudlick, Kentucky. He works just as hard outside the ring as he does inside it. Farmer does some amazing things between the ropes (and outside them) when you consider how big he is. I’ve seen him fly through the ropes and take out opponents on the arena floor. His attitude in the locker room is inspiring, and he never stops learning.
|He's a bull in a China shop|
Bull Bronson is one of the most intimidating and quite honestly brutal wrestlers I’ve ever worked with. His aggression in the ring has resulted in a lot of pain for his opponents. I’ve seen Bull take out guys in handicap matches, knock down defenseless announcers, and throw guys through tables like it’s just another day at the office. He’s a force to be reckoned with, and I suspect we’ve only seen a sampling of the pain and destruction Bull Bronson can deliver. Simply put, he doesn’t care who gets hurt along the way, and will do what it takes to make it to the top of the mountain. Honestly, I find his aggression and brutality refreshing.
|Good as gold, and he knows it...|
"Golden Boy" Greg Anthony
Greg Anthony truly is golden. He’s an old school wrestler who talks a big game, but unlike many wrestlers today, can back it up in the ring. Golden Boy is one of my favorite indy guys on the mic today. He tells fans that he is good as gold, and then climbs into that ring and backs it up. I had the pleasure over Wrestlemania weekend to see Golden Boy wrestle and do some work on the mic. He went toe to toe with the legendary Rock ‘N Roll Express, rivals that he and partners like Jason Rage and Matt Riviera have beaten for the PWE tag team titles before.
I’m looking forward to creating a relationship with PWE. If you’re looking for some great indy action, I would suggest giving these talented wrestlers a look. Here’s a link to the website, let me know who some of your favorites are on the roster.