Former WWE writer Chris Gough's Metro Pro Wrestling is back Saturday night for another TV taping at the Turner Rec Center in Kansas City, Kansas.
The indie wrestling promotion's main attraction is a 15-man battle royal with the winner getting a shot at the Metro Pro TV Title. That's just one of the scheduled matches. Also on the card, current TV champ Derek Stone defends against Sir Bradley Charles, new NWA Midwest Tag Team Champions will be crowned and eight more matches.
Doors open at 6 p.m., and bell time is at 7 p.m. I recommend getting there early. The Turner Rec Center (831 South 55th Street in KCK) was packed in March, and Gough told me that it was the biggest crowd Metro Pro had seen to date. It was a fun time and reminded me a little of the Central States days when the crowd was part of the show (little old ladies taking swings at the wrestlers). There are definitely some characters in the Metro Pro crowd.
Metro Pro Wrestling's TV show airs Saturday nights at 11 p.m. on Metro
As for Gough, who is also an anchor with Metro Sports, here are two interviews with him discussing his time in WWE with ex-WWE writer David Lagana for the I Want Wrestling podcast.