Finally…Midget Wrestling Has Come Back…to Billings
In case you haven’t heard the exhilarating news, Extreme Midget Wrestling returns to Billings next Thursday night. It’s been difficult to control my excitement ever since I got wind of this epic event.
My fascination with midget wrestling began in 1987, when legendary grapplers The Haiti Kid and Little Beaver teamed with Hillbilly Jim to defeat the team of Lord Littlebrook, Little Tokyo and King Kong Bundy by disqualification at Wrestlemania III. Little did I know at the time, but America’s love affair with midget wrestling dates all the way back to 1949, when Sky Low Low won a 30 man battle royal to claim the NWA World Midget Championship.
In later years, midgets would stake their claim in the world of hard core wrestling, thanks in large part to a tag team known as the Half Pint Brawlers. Midget wrestling remains a wrestling staple to this day, with a recent resurgence in popularity led by WWE superstar Hornswaggle and a TruTV reality show which chronicled the lives of performers in Hulk Hogan’s Micro Championship Wrestling Promotion.
Needless to say, I’m stoked for the “Baddest Little Show on Earth”. Don’t miss the Extreme Midget Wrestling Federation, Thursday November 7th at the Wild West Saloon on 1516 4th Ave N in Billings.