"It's intense; I get butterflies in my stomach. All because that crowd's anticipating seeing you perform," said Mr. Endurance Sugar Shane Morbid.
Armed with alter-egos and bodies that can take a beating, they're skills you have to possess to be a pro wrestler.
"They want to be entertained, an escape," said Sensei Bolo. "With things going so bad all over the place, they want a good show. They want a step away from reality."
And that's what people are getting from Compound Pro Wrestling. Fans packed a room inside the Sheridan Avenue Christian Church, watching men sport masks and the always classic skimpy wrestling suit.
"It's family entertainment," Sensei Bolo said. "There's no half-naked ladies, no cussing, only blood if someone has an accident, but not on purpose."
"We charge five bucks a show to come see us," said Mr. Endurance Sugar Shane Morbid. "I'll give you a $25 show."
For every hard-hit, there's a soap opera-like sub-plot. The theatrical performance unfolds with diatribes and dialogue.
"For a lot of guys, it can be an amplification of how they really are," said Sensei Bolo. "Me, I'm a normal, fun, a goofy guy. Coming out here, I can just crank it up more."
Take Mr. Endurance Sugar Shane Morbid, his several syllable namesake came from a former classmate.
"There was a guy I went to school with by the name of Shane," said Mr. Endurance Sugar Shane Morbid. "He was a real jerk and I couldn't stand the guy. Every day I just wanted to beat him up at school, but I'm a good guy. I took that name in wrestling."
"Entertaining the people, that's the best thing," said Sensei Bolo. "To send people home with a smile means a lot."
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