There was not an empty seat in the house Saturday, March 17 at Frankie Ray Jackson-Natchitoches Junior High’s gym as the amped up crowd cheered their heroes and jeered the villians at Main Event Wrestling’s debut in Natchitoches. High school senior Daisy Halko started the evening with a flawless rendition of the National Anthem. Louisiana native Big Daddy Yum Yum, joined by Action Jackson headlined the event which featured a full evening of acrobatic combat, flying chairs, accommodating referees, and general mayhem as the evening built up to the final match. Even Frankie Ray Jackson Technical Center Principal Bobby Benjamin was drawn into the fray, displaying a talent that might lead to a new career after he retires from education.
The evening was about more than wrestling, however. It was a fundraiser for The Jobs for America’s Graduates Program (JAG) at the junior high and technical center. The money raised will be used for field trips and supplies for the students. The JAG program prepares its students for the workforce they will enter after graduation.