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We are finishing a documentary on the insane history of Memphis wrestling from Sputnik Monroe to Jerry "the King" Lawler and Andy Kaufman.
We are finishing a documentary on the insane history of Memphis wrestling from Sputnik Monroe to Jerry "the King" Lawler and Andy Kaufman.
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In the spring of 2009, we began filming, shooting, and documenting the history of Memphis wrestling with interviews of Memphis wrestling legends like Sputnik Monroe, Billy Wicks, Jackie Fargo, Jerry Lawler, Jimmy Hart, Handsome Jimmy Valiant, "Superstar" Bill Dundee, & referee Jerry Calhoun, among others.

The scope of the film has expanded from a short tribute piece to the halcyon days based on Ron Hall's amazing Sputnik, Masked Men, & Midgets: The Early Days of Memphis Wrestling book to an eye-gouging, hair-pulling, bloody full-length feature.

With the increase in length and content, our budget has been busted like the neck of Abdullah the Butcher's opponent after he jabbed a sharp fork into it, and we need $7500 to finish editing, sound design, and soundtrack.

We are seeking these finishing funds to help make this film available in the fall of 2010. We plan on making this a successful commercial release for discerning documentary fans in film festivals, in theaters, on cable television, and more.

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