Friday, September 21, 2018

Isn't that special

Jerry Travelstead, referee
Courtesy: Steve Belcher

By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter
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Tonight (Sept. 21) is the night. Stride Pro Wrestling heads to Gallatin County School for a big fundraising event. You can see the preview of matches in the previous blogs posted this week. Today's post is about some of the special guest referees Stride has had over the last couple of years.

Jerry Travelstead is going to be the referee in tonight's main event as Tony Flood defends the Stride Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Title against Heath Hatton. Despite T-Dog having issues in the past with Flood, I have no doubt he'll call the match right down the middle. Jerry has worn the stripes a few times in Stride and each time he's been fair and square. I have no reason to believe the same won't happen tonight.
Brandon Tolle & Pete Dunn
Popular independent referee Brandon Tolle will be on hand tonight too. He was part of a show in December last year. Tolle is the head referee of the World Wrestling Network. He's also a ref for Impact Wrestling and has been around the world. He along with T-Dog and Stride's senior ref Lane Austin will all do an amazing job with the action in Gallatin County this evening. 

Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat
Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat is the most famous special guest referee Stride has had. The WWE Hall of Famer came in last year and was the enforcer for the Paddle Match between T-Dog and Dexter Roswell last October. Like Travelstead, Steamboat is an honorable man who fairly called the match and enforced the rules.

Me as a referee
Someone who maybe wasn't as fair is me. I'll admit when I called the match in April between Roger Matheus and Cash Borden I did some things I should have. I kicked Roger in the jewels after he put his hands on me. Then I may have been a little quicker in my cadence when I counted three on the former Stride Pro Wrestling Champion. 

These are just a few of the men in stripes of Stride Pro Wrestling. It's an important job and I'm glad to have been a part of this elite group of talent. We'll see you tonight at Gallatin County School. Bell time is 7 p.m.

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