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R.I.P Bert Prentice
Posted by kv01010
on 8/4/2021, 10:16 pm
Man I just heard the news of Bert Prentice passing away.. At 36 years old, and born, raised, and stayed in the Nashville area.. I grew up on USWA Wrestling which went out of business in 1997 and along came Bert Prentice and The Colorado Kid with what seemed like 10 different promotions, shows, restarts on different channels, times, and days.. And I tried to watch it all, because I have always had a guilty pleasure and curiosity when it comes to local Wrestling like Bert ran.. It was the same curiosity that I would have with the late night Televangelists, but it was all done in a form of entertainment too me.. I always was intrigued and wanted to know more about how they were able to find investors, sponsors, go in and out of business, find ways to draw a huge crowd, and then lose it for weeks and months on end, only to find a way to bring it back again.. And it always seemed like there was super shady stuff that went on but, it was nothing I ever looked down on as much as I just wanted to know more about it and the art of survival.. The ability to run a town, only to be run out of town, only to find a nearby town to take you in and give you exclusivity.. Man this was sad to hear and the end of an era, even though he hadn't ran Nashville in so long, and seemed to have finally found what seemed to be a PERMANENT FOOTHOLE in Jackson, TN.. While also finally getting a good building, but for a cheap price, and finally upgrading production and looks of the show.. He seemed to have what he had searched the area for years and years for.. I wish the best for the family.. And if y'all have any good or fun Bert stories, share them on this thread.. Because since USWA even if it wasn't always the best show, or best talent.. It was something I felt loyal too and I tried to seek it out at times and wish there was more footage available from that 1997-2004/05 time of Bert's shows.. I hope someone can release his older library of stuff because I would like to see that stuff not be forgotten!! R.I.P Bert Prentice!!