Monday, August 18, 2014

Free Indie Wrestling from Georgia? That's Empire

Graphics via Empire Site
Empire Wrestling Dot Net

Hailing from a small town in northern Georgia, in the gravity of the Chattanooga, TN metro area, Empire Pro Wrestling has been doing its thing for a few years now. The promotion, which has garnered rave reviews from locals and Southern indie preservationists like Dylan Hales, has been putting matches up for free on YouTube for awhile now, but it has now upped the game substantially with a new website and membership option. From my understanding, its output will be increased. I haven't had the chance to check it out, so I'm not sure what the video quality is. However, the wrestling action that I've seen from these guys in the past has been refreshing and satisfying.

Wrestling is great in all forms, but when one can get a variety of styles and promotions available to them, the artform is at its peak. Empire has a distinctly different mode of operation than the super indies like Ring of Honor, but still the guys who perform for it show off exemplary skill and great handle on storytelling. You want to get in on the ground floor with this site and help shine a light on a state and company that deserve to have more eyes on it. Georgia indie wrestling is alive and doing quite well, and Empire is at the vanguard.