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Wrestling coming to Port Lavaca

By by j.r. ortega/jrortega@vicad.com
Jan. 2, 2013 at 2:04 p.m.
Updated Jan. 1, 2013 at 7:02 p.m.


Get ready for a Class A knockout.

Texas All-Star Wrestling is taking center stage in Port Lavaca for an all-out street fight. The live entertainment event promises to be thrilling and bloody, said promoter Bob Murphy.

"You never know what you're going to see," said Murphy, who used to wrestle under the name "Humongous."

This isn't the wrestling company's first time in Port Lavaca. The company has performed at the Bauer Community Center before and has received a powerful positive reception, Murphy said.

On top of the street fight are five other matches, including a match between "Sexy" Steve DeMarco, the current heavyweight champion, and "Ruthless" Ryan Davidson.

Claudia Solis, the wrestling company's top female wrestler, will face off with an up-and-coming female wrestler.

Murphy has always been either a fan of wrestling or involved in it.

He said he longs for the old days of World Championship Wrestling and World Wrestling Federation. The days, he said, where the wrestling was a bit more realistic and entertaining.

Today, most of the on-television wrestling shows are all scripted and less wrestling.

With Texas All-Star Wrestling, Murphy hoped to bring back to life wrestling how he knew it.

"I'm very old school," Murphy said. "I go back to the days of Macho Man Randy Savage, Ultimate Warrior and Hulk Hogan."

By having these wrestling matches throughout Texas, Murphy is allowed to continue living that dream.

"I'm still deep into it. Sometimes I do get the urge to go out there and smash someone's head with a chair," he said laughing.

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