This past weekend’s shoot started off rocky. I woke up Friday to a text from Cal Bennett saying he couldn’t check-in for his flight. I had put his airline ticket on a 24-hour hold, but forgot to go back to book it when I did the other tickets. Luckily, that was sorted out with a new flight for Cal landing Saturday (yesterday) morning at 11am.
Yesterday,I woke up at 6:30am so I could be ready to set up a pro wrestling ring that I had rented for the shoot that was supposed to be at the studio by 7:30am. I sent a text to check on the ETA of the ring and was told “should be by 8:25,” which was almost an hour after the original time. Things happen and I can get a pro ring up in under an hour. So with the scheduled shoot time being 10am there should be sufficient time to get things up before I wanted to have the cameras rolling.
8:40 rolls around and no ring. I call the ring owner and he says he will see where his crew is at. He texts me back and says “they are 4 minutes away.” So it’s looking like the ring will be there by 9am. Nope. I call the driver of the ring truck and he says he’s in town. Anyway, the ring finally shows up at 9:30am (2 hours late and 30 minutes before the action is set to start). Luckily, there was a great crew of wrestlers/models that busted their asses helping set the ring up…Ace Owens, Elite Eliot, Nathan FX, Kayden Alexander and a couple crew guys (Mr. E & Tim Stickleman). With their help the ring was up only 15 minutes late and we were rock-n-rolling by 11am. We finished the shoot an hour later than I had planned (at 7pm) and were done and heading to dinner by 7:30pm.
21 matches were filmed yesterday, including a few oil wrestling matches and some high-action pro matches. I even got in the ring to compete against Nick Justice & Ace Owens. I’ll be releasing that real soon. I’d say within 2 or 3 weeks…and I say it’s a must-see.
I’m at home today washing 3 or 4 loads of speedos, so I can pack them up for my trip North tomorrow for the June 25th shoot near Boston.
ROSTER JUNE 25th:
Austin Tyler’s friend
New Guy from Adonis Lounge
I may also add Brad Barnes, Ty Alexander, Drake Marcos and/or some others. Let me know what you think or want to see.
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