Sunday, June 30, 2013

The Axeman Speaks: The End of an Era - The Torch Has Been Passed!

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Greetings, wrestling fans!

Webster's New World Dictionary and Student Handbook gives the following definition of the word INTEGRITY:
"The quality of being honest and trustworthy; honesty or uprightness."

Saturday, June 22, 2013, marked the end of an era in professional wrestling in the Mid-South area. Darrell and Susan Bruff, owners of Magnificent Ladies Wrestling, have officially retired and sold "The Mag." They will be missed - greatly.

Several years ago, Darrell and Susan started an all women's wrestling organization, literally on a wing and a prayer. There were many who said it would never get off the ground. There were those who said a ladies wrestling company would never make it, especially one that relied on selling custom matches and downloads.

Fast forward several years. Magnificent Ladies Wrestling is alive and well. In fact, it is thriving, thanks to the hard work, dedication, blood, sweat, and tears of the owners, Darrell and Susan. Oh, no doubt about it, they had some rough times - some VERY rough times. There were a couple of times Darrell was ready to give up, but he did not. There was a time when a very unscrupulous individual tried to put the organization completely out of business. Although facing a very underhanded attack, Darrell stood his ground, with professionalism and integrity, and eventually won. 

Were mistakes made? You bet, but Darrell and Susan learned from them. Slowly their hard work began to pay off, and Magnificent Ladies Wrestling eventually morphed into a successful, highly respected, first class ladies wrestling organization.

Darrell and Susan beat the odds and proved that a ladies wrestling company CAN be successful. How did they do it, you might ask? By doing something that, unfortunately, is rare, and becoming more rare each day in the world of professional wrestling. They did business with the utmost INTEGRITY. Their word was good. If they told you it would be a certain way, then that's the way it was. If they said they would pay a certain amount, that's what they paid. By doing business that way they earned the respect and loyalty of their customers, staff, and wrestlers from all over the country, and that is why they were successful.

So... If you are an indy promoter, booker, or wrestler, of if you aspire to be involved in pro wrestling in any capacity, I suggest you look at the way Darrell and Susan have done business, and do business the same way, with integrity. You will be glad you did.

Darrell and Susan, I want to take this opportunity to wish you all the best in the future. Thank you for your contribution to wrestling, and in particular to women's wrestling. Good luck, and God bless!

The torch has now been passed. The new owner of Magnificent Ladies Wrestling is Destiny. I am sure Destiny will do a great job. I have been told that Destiny intends to run a lot more house shows, which I think is a good thing. She will do a great job! Congratulations, Destiny!

The first custom match taping under Destiny's ownership is scheduled for July 27, 2013. I trust that everyone will continue to support Magnificent Ladies Wrestling! Hurry and place your custom match orders, the slots are filling up fast! The new address for ordering matches is

The Axeman has spoken.