Wednesday, April 16, 2014

BACKYARD HOOLIGANS

by Chris Chaos 
Reaper and des
    Back in the early 00's I was in between film projects and looking for the next project to work on. So my business partner and myself put our heads together and tried to think of what to do next. After running several ideas we came up with a fighting themed video, a sort of documentary that featured people fighting. Now we both hated wrestling and the people that watched it but we could tolerate UFC and other real outlets featuring 2 people fighting.
Cbnews net logo    So we took to the internet in search of people that wished to star in our next film. We really didn't have much of a direction so we kind of shot gunned our ads in search of participants. One of our 1st response was from a crew in the Mullica Hill area, they stated they had their own Backyard Wrestling federation, that they used weapons, had a professional ring in their backyard, assured us that all was real and they called themselves the ACW (Anarchy Championship Wrestling).

     This was all exciting since the response was very quick and the information that they were supplying to us sounded great for what we needed, then came a kicker, they stated they were located on Breakneck Road..hmm, they bash skulls on Breakneck Road, did we just get scammed? So we quickly did a Google search and it came up as a real road in Mullica Hill, New Jersey. The history concerning the name of the road states that it was historically a dangerous road were many people lost their lives in various car accidents.
     I was still hesitant since it all seemed too good to be true. But we set off to see if this was all going to happen. We drive to the area and see some ritzy houses and wonder who would tolerate this activity in their neighborhood. We reach the address and it looks like an old farm with a shack and several vehicles sitting there. It looked to be a scene straight out of a WWE meeting in Alabama. The ring was there, so we know we had the right location.
     We exit our cars and introduce ourselves as we see 2 people battling it out in the ring. After a few minutes they make their way over to us and introduce themselves as Reaper and Destruction. They then lead into a few matches as we film them. The day ends and we agree to meet up again in the future with some themed matches.
     That night we brainstormed some crazy matches for them to compete in for the next round of filming. One we dubbed "The Outhouse Match" since they had an actual bonafide nasty outhouse with double portholes on their property. The rules were simple, battle it out and the loser gets their head dunked into the nastiness that lurks below. The aftermath and the stink was unbearable when the losers head made contact with the poo, it actually made several people throw up. Then Pa came out all mad that his wooden throne was desecrated.
     The 2nd match was entitled "The Breakfast Club", during the match we threw eggs at them. The loser was doused with a gallon of sticky syrup and then covered with feathers from a down pillow. Note that it was summer and bees were in full force. Interesting.
     The 3rd match was called Fish Fight. We purchased the largest fish from the store and left it outside in the heat overnight to gain a real stink. While trying to figure out how to get the fish to stick to the fighters hands we didn't wish to touch it ourselves, so we made Reaper giver the other wrestler a pep talk while duct taping the fish to his hands. Each time the fighters tried to punch each other pieces of the fish would fly everywhere. As you can imagine and know, fish smells bad to begin with, just imagine fish after sitting in the sun all day and then brutally smashed into someones face. Yeah.
 For the rest of the matches you will have to buy the DVD:
 http://www.amazon.com/Breakneck-Fighting-Reaper/dp/B004V4RUOK/ref=atv_dvd_twister 

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(Chris Chaos is a long time resident of South Jersey who once again resides in and writes from Gloucester City, New Jersey. Chris can be reached at AxisVideo@aol.com)