In a matter of months, INSPIRE PRO has grown exponentially, showcasing the best pro wrestling talent in the state of Texas and beyond. On October 13th, INSPIRE PRO returns to the Marchesa Hall & Theater in Austin, Texas for THE QUICK AND THE DEAD – another card full of over-the-top-tier action, where any given match could steal the show! Here’s a preview of our upcoming card:
The Pump Patrol (AJ Summers & Jared Wayne) vs. Reign Or Shine (Alex Reigns & Moonshine Mantell)
The Pump Patrol return to tag action at THE QUICK AND THE DEAD, and have once again vowed to perform a “flexorcism” on the fatties of Austin. However, if they thought last month was a challenge, they face an Everest-like climb against the debuting Reign Or Shine -- a team composed of “Untouchable” Alex Reigns and Moonshine Mantell. This combo has already proven to be a formidable force throughout the Southern U.S., and they’ve let it be known to the Inspire office that they aren’t here to mess around. When asked how Pump Patrol was preparing for their upcoming match against Reign or Shine, Jared Wayne said, "Prepare? Prepare isn't what you do before a show! Prepared is what you ARE. 'Ready' isn't momentary, 'ready' is a lifestyle. Cut the fat, push the weights, lift the roof off the building! We don't prepare! We LIVE PREPARED!"
“Old School” Houston Carson vs. Scotty Santiago
The question has been posed, does the building exist if Houston Carson has yet to enter? According to Carson, no it does not. The man finally makes his Inspire Pro debut this month after a long wait, and in that time he’s been vocal about his potential importance to the promotion. Simply put: “Inspire Pro does not matter until I’m there.” Carson’s been otherwise tight-lipped, though smug regarding what he has in store for us, but we’re certain he intends to become an impact player in our title scene. Also making his Inspire debut is Funaki Dojo student Scotty Santiago. Santiago is very evidently an underdog against the classically proportioned Carson, and he is eager to make the most of this opportunity. What one man may view as mere formality may be viewed as pure war by another. Santiago said, “I’m not taking this lightly. I’m not there to just ‘try and’ do my best. I’m going there to leave Carson on his back.”
Thomas Shire vs. Cherry Ramons
Back by popular demand, the sensational Cherry Ramons returns to Inspire Pro, this time in singles action. He will face Thomas Shire, a man who held his own against the mysterious Great Depression at WIRED FOR WAR. It was a bitter technical loss for this up-and-comer, which he is hardly willing to accept. Back in July, Cherry managed to surprise the Inspire office with his in-ring ability, and insider expectations are that this could be a breakout match on the card. In fact, Inspire Owner Josh Montgomery personally lobbied for this match, and when asked why, he screamed, “Cherry Ramons is what is best for business!” Let’s hope Cherry’s flamboyance doesn’t encourage Thomas Shire to let his guard down. Gentlemen, bring your A-games!
“The Cowboy” James Claxton vs. The Great Depression
At WIRED FOR WAR, The Great Depression unleashed the vicious side buried within him, refusing to release a claw to the eye of Thomas Shire. While most might feel a pang of reluctance at the idea of wrestling with such a mean streak, James Claxton is no ordinary man, and what might seem terrifying to most seems like a good time to him. Indeed, it was James Claxton himself that requested this encounter, claiming that he wants to show the much younger Thomas Shire how to handle himself. Since arriving on the scene, popular opinion has been that Shire – a student of the legendary Dory Funk Jr. – has the potential to be one of the best big men this state has ever seen. Claxton recently stated that while Shire has the size and strength, he hasn’t quite learned how to tie it all together. Claxton has decided to make an example out of Depression. However, the limits of this beast have not thoroughly been tested. This may be a job easier said than done for Claxton. Good luck, Cowboy!
“Unholy” Greg James, Morbidus & Blasphemer vs. Erick Shadows, Jodan & Downfall
Back in July, Inspire hosted a defense of the NWA Revolution Grand Warrior title, which exceeded everyone’s expectations and sent fans clamoring for their return. This October, Erick Shadows, Downfall, and Jodan return to the Inspire ring for Trios action against Team LEGION, captained by “Unholy” Greg James. Also joining Greg will be mist-spewing Morbidus, who accompanied him at the WIRED FOR WAR event. James has vowed that there will be a new disciple at THE QUICK AND THE DEAD to round out his unholy trinity – an entity whom he has referred to simply as “Blasphemer.” What can we expect? While James and company may cut an imposing image, the youngsters from McAllen possess more than enough ability to compete.
Bolt Brady & Barrett Brown vs. The Dagger Brothers (Kevin & Mike Dagger)
The tag team division in Inspire Pro is beginning to heat up, and every team is looking to establish themselves as early as possible. Kevin and Mike Dagger gained a victory last month in the first ever Inspire Pro tag team match, showing a great amount of teamwork and synchronicity. However, they face a tough challenge on October 13th at the hands of “The Supercharged Superstar” Bolt Brady and “The Chosen One” Barrett Brown. Though they are teaming for the first time, these two young athletes have already established themselves amongst some of the best in Texas, and could be a force to be reckoned. On their own, Brady and Brown are potential best in Texas candidates, but if chemistry clicks as a team, the Daggers might be in trouble.
Ray “Death” Rowe vs. “The Infamous” Shawn Vexx
The long and short of this match is simple: it’s going to get savage. To those who know them, the notion of redemption for either of these men seems unnecessary. When your honor is made of iron, there is virtually no loss that can tarnish your legacy. Nevertheless, both men have something personal to prove to themselves on October 13th in what some have called a Texas Dream Match. In this Strong-Style battle, both men will inevitably take it to the limit to avenge their losses at WIRED FOR WAR. No matter what, respect will be had, but there can be only one clear winner.
Street Fight: “The Mind Of Wrestling” JT Lamotta vs. “Dirty” Andy Dalton
Andy Dalton and JT LaMotta have traveled roads together for over a decade now. Their rivalry and eventual team ups have been the stuff that legends are made of. At WIRED FOR WAR, Dalton decided to make an impact in Jordan Jensen’s match against LaMotta, and he may have set off a powder keg in the process. While the Mind of Wrestling may be retired from in-ring action, with his last match already having passed, LaMotta has warned Dalton that it doesn’t mean he isn’t up for a good fight. This prompted Dalton to one last dance. LaMotta has accepted, and so, at our QUICK AND THE DEAD EVENT, the two will square off in an old-fashioned STREET FIGHT. Just how dirty will Andy Dalton get? Meanwhile, LaMotta seems less interested in wins and losses, and more interested in doling out a beating. And at the center of it all, the man responsible for training both of these competitors has agreed to referee the match. While this is a fitting final chapter in JT LaMotta’s legacy of walking tall, it’s hard to speculate just how this will end.
“The Heaviest Sumo In The Land” JoJo Bravo vs. “The Essence Of Excellence” Robert Evans
Many contest that JoJo Bravo may be the most beloved wrestler in the state of Texas. It is his humor and moxie which have endeared him to the vast majority of fans who’ve witnessed him perform. But Bravo never fails to back his rapier-like wit with a distinct and exciting style. Bravo is what many might call a student of the game, marrying many details from a diverse batch of influences into a singularly great presence. But in this realm which Bravo now presides over, there once was a man of similar quality. Of course, we speak of none other than the “Essence of Excellence” himself, ROBERT EVANS! While neither man is alien to the other, Bravo’s meteoric rise has virtually banished the shadow of Evans. On October 13th, however Evans will return from his adventures abroad to remind us why he will always be our Excellency. October’s QUICK AND THE DEAD lineup is already staggered with a great number of potential show-stealing matches, and this first-time meeting between these two larger than life entities is bound to wow. Who will stand tall at the end of all? Will Evans reinforce his shadow over this great state, or will JoJo force him to bow to his successor?
Inspire Pro Championship Semi-Finals: Scot Summers vs. “Absolute” Ricky Starks vs. Jordan Jensen
There is one slot left in the Championship Final three-way, which will crown the first Inspire Pro champion. Davey Vega and Mike Dell fill the first two spots, and on October 13th we will find out who will join them. At our WIRED FOR WAR event, Scot Summers advanced to October’s semi-final round after an absolute war against Ray Rowe. “Absolute” Ricky Starks overcame both Barrett Brown and Shawn Vexx in a single night to join Summers. Lastly, Jordan Jensen squeaked by with a questionable victory over JT LaMotta to earn the third and final spot. Only ONE of these competitors will move on to join both Dell and Vega in the final for the gold.
Tickets for Inspire Pro’s “The Quick And The Dead” are only $12 each and can be purchased at the PayPal link below, or at the Marchesa Hall & Theater the day of the show. We accept both CASH and CREDIT CARD. Doors open at 5:30pm with a 6pm bell time. There is a full bar with alcohol and beer, along with a few concessions. PLUS, parking is abundant, near, and free. While the card promises top-notch wrestling action, there is no better venue to experience professional wrestling in Austin than the Marchesa Hall & Theater. We hope to see you there!