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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Midget Wrestling Photo Album

"Skinny Timmy" prepared to finish off  "Baby Jesus".

Even a bowling ball was used!

The Extreme Midget Wrestling Federation features all sorts of characters! 


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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Extreme Midget Wrestling In Taylor

A smaller size ring was used for the performers!

     On January 19th, I attended "Extreme Midget Wrestling" at Gibraltar Trade Center, and it was the first time I had ever experienced anything quite like it.  There were some good aspects, and some bad, but overall I'm glad I was there to witness all of the midget mayhem.  Characters such as "Baby Jesus", "Skinny Timmy", and "The Little Show" entertained the crowd of over 400 people.  Fans cheered as the wrestlers delivered pint sized punches mixed with a sprinkle of hard core wrestling. The quality of the wrestling was really good, and the wrestlers made themselves available to the fans for autographs, and photos.  Even with a bit of blood, and the occasional use of a weapon, (including a bowling ball) the event was definitely a family friendly show.  Everyone around me appeared to be entertained and having a great time, and I guess that's what it's all about.
     There were some disappointments involving the show, and I'd be a lesser writer if I didn't address  those issues as well.  For starters, all of the information regarding the event stated that the gates would open at 6:30 p.m., but the actual show didn't start until 8:30 p.m.  Then there weren't enough chairs to accompany the large audience, which meant about 200 people had to stand for the entire show.  The show ended by 10:30 p.m., and included a total of three matches, and one intermission.  It appeared to me that perhaps some of the wrestlers did not show up when the third and final match featured all of the wrestlers from the previous two matches.  When a wrestler would enter the ring, he would talk for an extended period of time before his opponent was introduced.  Although this is very common in the world of pro wrestling, more than twenty minutes would pass by, which left the crowd restless.  Another drawback was the constant action that took place outside of the ring.  Usually at a show this is a plus, however the size of the entertainers made it impossible to see the wrestling.  The ring side announcer also contributed to obstructing the view of the fans, and it seemed that he was sometimes in the way of the wrestlers as well. Finally, a better idea would have been to let the wrestlers wrestle in a standard size ring instead of the junior size ring that was provided. Taking everything into consideration, if you've never seen an Extreme Midget Wrestling show before, I would suggest checking it out just for the pure entertainment value.        

The crown packed in once the action started!

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Back By Popular Demand

From the offices of the Mitten State Sports Report!

     The Mitten State Sports Report is back for 2013, and dare I say bigger, and better then ever.  The constant flow of emails, and comments, along with the public's demand for the revival of this website, contributed to the resurrection of this popular, and informative publication.  Technical difficulties may have temporarily stunted the growth of this website, but a new year brings along new stories, new opinions, and for me a new computer.  So welcome back to all of you former readers, and if you've just stumbled across this site for the first time while searching random stuff, welcome to you as well.
     In 2013, the Mitten State Sports Report is commited to posting on a regular basis while shattering our 2012 totals of posts, followers, events, and overall quality of this product.  I will be taking the time to answer your comments, and I have installed a new email address that is specifically designed for this website.  Feel free to leave a comment or email your concerns to the new address.
     It is refreshing to see that several of you and I share common interests in the world of sports and entertainment, and the Mitten State Sports Report will continue to cover these events that we both love.  Auto racing at Flat Rock Speedway, local college baseball, Plymouth Whalers hockey, local wrestling, and even my editorials were all highly viewed by readers all over the world.  Although I missed on the Red Wings vs. Predators series, I was right about the Tigers at a time when most of you were hitting the panic button.  I continue to attend sporting events, and witnessed an "Extreme Midget Wrestling" show about two weeks ago. So who knows what 2013 will bring because yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift, and that's why we call it the presence!          


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