Natchitoches will see some action this Saturday, May 11 when Live Pro Wrestling comes to town. Presented by Suddenlink Communications and Main Event Pro-Wrestling, Saturday’s King’s Road wrestling event features new wrestlers and a ladies match. The event will be held at the Natchitoches Jr. High School Gym, located at 1621 Welch Street in Natchitoches.
It’s been a journey for Byron Wilcott, AKA “Big Daddy Yum Yum.” He’s worked hard over the last 5 years since he and his partner Mark Vaughn began this business: Main Event Pro Wrestling. It’s come from humble beginnings to the present where the company is touring, doing 9-10 shows a year.
Along his path of immersing himself in and learning about every aspect of wrestling, Byron opened his own wrestling school in Shreveport two years ago.
While Main Event Pro-Wrestling has grown, it’s stayed very much a family business. The wrestlers are considered part of the family and Byron describes it as a brotherhood where everyone pitches in to help it succeed. It’s also important to Byron to find good talent that wants to invest in the company’s vision and invest in the communities they travel to.
It’s a wrestling show, a community event, an anti-bully rally, and a fundraiser all wrapped up into one action-packed week. Before the main night, Big Daddy Yum Yum and his fellow wrestlers visit schools with an Anti-Bullying Campaign called “Boo the Bully, which builds confidence, teaches skills and makes an impact among the youth wherever the company puts on wrestling shows.
“We teach kids how to treat each other with respect,” said Wilcott, who’s been picked on and made fun of in the past, so he knows how it feels.
The community is invited to attend a FREE pizza party on Saturday, May 11 from 12-1 pm at Suddenlink Communications, located at 321 Texas Street. Wrestlers will be available for a meet and greet.
On Saturday night, doors open at 5 pm and bell time is 6 pm. Natchitoches Jr. High JAG students will sell concessions and receive a portion of the proceeds toward their Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) program.
Natchitoches Parish Technical and Career Center Principal Bobby Benjamin was a special guest referee at last year’s wrestling event. Due to his jealousy of Big Daddy Yum Yum, he decided to throw the match. This cost Big Daddy Yum Yum the championship.
This year Bobby Benjamin makes his pro-wrestling debut against Big Daddy Yum Yum, who promises that Bobby will “catch these hands” on Saturday night.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 the day of the show. They’re on sale now at Suddenlink Communications and online at www.maineventprowrestling.com. For more information call 318-617-0921.