Still in post traumatic overload from full frontal exposure by the big wrestler in tight red shorts, we eventually prized these further images from Getintothis’ Simon Lewis frozen grip.
Words are sometimes insufficient even at a writing competition.
Something which the organisers, Wild Writers, excelled upon was creating a themed event akin to transforming a literary draft into a great works.
This was no ordinary writing competition – it promised and delivered extra spice. We decided to leave our dignity at the door and embrace and participate in whatever befell us.
Our trepidation soon faded as we were treated to a slap stick jamboree delivered with joyous youthful exuberance.
Getintothis’ Emma Walsh suplexed her review last week but her tag team partner Macho Man Simon Lewis presents a Royal Rumble of images for your delectation. Feast on these.
MC Michael Fowler presents the evenings agenda
The masked writers are announced into the battle ground
The key words to be used within the short stories are paraded around the ring
The masked combatants commence their 5 minute short story challenge
The full size specially constructed wrestling ring is used as the stage for this evenings events
The loser of each round is unmasked
A Wild Writer jots down the key words to incorporate into the short story
The stories are read out the to the crowd and judges
An early round winner and unmasked loser, Los Bichos (stage name we’re assured but please write in if you know differently)
Half time challenge, the chillis just kept getting hotter
Looks like they’re enjoying their meal
We dare you to bite into that one
A few old mates chilling with their fans
Half time music interlude with a hint of whats to come
Spanish Announce Team in the “squared circle”, those ropes are really there for audience safety
Spanish Announce Team’ drummer threatening to bang on your face
These guys fiercely preserve their anonymity, or maybe they’re just so darned hideous
MC Fowler calls a halt to the musical hi jinks and welcomes the remaining writing contestants
This masked wordsmith is a “bastard” (stage name only) and squares up to MC Fowler with some choice words
The bell sounds the start for the contestants to get writing
Referee Brett Janes provides live commentary on the stories emerging on the video screens
A writer takes the wrestling theme too far and gets upto some dirty tricks
Out cold, thats one way to win a writing competition but please don’t try this at home, these guys are professionals
Finalist Glamoroso displays his reading ability to the judges
El Dandy starts off the final round in bad form and it doesn’t improve
To the winner the spoils but despite repeated requests he refuses to share
Glamoroso the winner with his WW championship belt
Trying to restore some order MC Fowler announces the gladiators about to engage in unarmed combat
Zack Gibson has home side advantage, tight shorts, ripped abs and currently single (allegedly)
Zack greets his opponent Pyro into the ring and the taunts begin
An all too early attempt to pin Pyro is easily escaped
These guys could surely win the Olympic gymnastics
They don’t require pommel horses or springboards – they just use each other
Ouch ! Pyro inflicts some serious pain on Zack
In a show of strength counter move Zack (and Pyro) grabs a handful
Zack and Pyro are certainly dishing it out to one another
They do not let the confines of the ring bridle their spirit, frequently taking it into the crowd. Fantastic.
Just one more move and Zack can almost smell victory
We are completely captivated by Zack and Pyro’s display of skill and athleticism. Props.
Pictures by Getintothis‘ Simon Lewis
Further reading on Getintothis
St Vincent to play Liverpool O2 Academy in August.
Liverpool Sound City 2014: Getintothis‘ guide to the venues.
Liverpool Sound City 2014: Top 10 international bands to watch.
Liverpool Sound City 2014: Top 10 UK bands to watch.
Ex-Easter Island Head, Richard Dawson, Trouble with Books: Kazimier, Liverpool.