Whether it’s Goldust’s sci-fi-soundtrack, Mark Henry’s Three 6 Mafia-rapped intro or the Undertaker or Bray Wyatt’s creeping, unsettling entrance themes, music plays almost as big a role in “sports entertainment” wrestling as metal folding chairs. By pairing matches with a live band, Heavy Metal Wrestling gives fans the chance to bang their heads between bodyslams and beatdowns.
Formed in 2017, the counter-cultural sports organization is set to break in its new digs at The Guillotine with Psycho Holiday. In addition to promising a comedy-infused smackdown between alleged “Japanese legend” Kikutaro (pictured) and “Ab-Wheeling Son of a Gun” Dillon Divine, the Friday the 13th roster includes tag-team antics from The Hooligans, a bout pairing “Heavy Metal Berserker” Ruben Steele and chainsaw-wielding “Wildman from the Ozark Mountains” Alex Herzog, a “Fatal Four-Way Lightweight Scramble” pitting masked warrior El Fantastico and Jake “The Warhorse” Parnell against J. Serious and Zac Taylor, a bout showcasing the talents of fierce female newcomers Alexa and the “The Pink Dream” Alex Garcia, and a potentially scene-stealing square-off between notoriously underhanded Great Scott and “The Big Margoogliack On Campus,” Mikey McFinnegan.
Card subject to change, but what’s better than a party where the music’s live (literally) and all the fights are planned (hopefully)?
$10, Fri April 13, 9pm-1am, The Guillotine, 1816 N. Main Ave., (210) 569-2203, heavymetalwrestling.com.
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