When Pro Wrestling Ruled Shreveport [VIDEO]
Every time WWE comes through the Shreveport area, thousands of people come out to see the show. The same can't be said for every market in 2016. WWE has struggled to sell out arenas all across the US.
But why is the Shreveport area different?
The roots of pro wrestling are buried DEEP in the fabric of the Shreveport community. Decades ago, Shreveport became a main landing spot for the Mid-South Wrestling Association. The names that graced the marquee for these events ended up becoming household names by the late 80s and early 90s.
Wrestlers like Ted DiBiase, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Mike Sharpe, and maybe most importantly, The Junk Yard Dog all fought in Shreveport. A good portion of the wrestlers who came through to entertain the crowds in the Shreveport area have ended up as WWE Hall of Fame members.
Multiple different championships were defended and won during matches in Shreveport, and with the explosion of the WWE Network online, you can see a lot of it. The online network has worked to acquire many tape libraries to upload. There are many matches you can now watch on the network.
Some matches can still be found on Youtube, giving you a chance to learn about Shreveport's pro-wrestling history, without having to pay WWE...