[Clockwise] Dave Prazak, BJ Whitmer, CM Punk, Colt Cabana, Rugby Thug Trent Baker, Paul E. Smooth, Summer, and Chris Hero [May 2001]
Consider this the class photo of the future of professional wrestling in 2001. IWA Mid-South‘s roster has always seemingly consisted of wrestlers who would define the future, and who would go on to prove themselves having learned their craft by working with the best.
This short documentary takes a look at the increasing trend of mix gender or intergender professional wrestling on the independent circuit. Why are so many companies booking men vs women matches? Are these styles of matches believable for business? And how did Absolute Intense Wrestling’s full intergender show, Battle of the Sexes, turn out?
Interviews include Combat Zone Wrestling’s Greg Excellent, Sozio and Chrissy Rivera. As well as Absolute Intense Wrestling’s Rickey Shane Page, and Ring of Honor’s Veda Scott and Seleziya.
2004 IWA Mid-South Ted Petty Invitational: Mike Quackenbush, Claudio Castagnoli, Hallowicked, CM Punk, Samoa Joe, BJ Whitmer, Chris Hero, Nate Webb, Nigel McGuinness, AJ Styles, Austin Aries, Bryan Danielson, Rainman, Jimmy Rave, Super Dragon, Arik Cannon, Chris Sabin, Danny Daniels, Matt Sydal, Petey Williams, Alex Shelley, Roderick Strong, Todd Sexton, Sal Rinauro