Mike with Freewill at Gilman Street, Photo courtesy of: John White
During the early days of A18 I got involved in the production side of the pro wrestling business with a company called XPW. The similarities with hardcore and wrestling are too numerous to name, plus there's a good amount for straight edge people involved in wrestling so I have made some incredible connections.
It's been a wild ride and I love every minute of it. The company closed as a full time promotion in the mid 2000s. We put together a few reunion/anniversary shows between 2008-2009. Youtube is filled with clips of what these guys have done over the years, it's amazing what they do. Check it out.
Now we are compiling a XPW book written for the guys involved that is compiled by those intimately involved in the company. It's less about the ups and downs of the company and more about "war stories" written from first hand accounts. We are always kicking around ideas about bringing the company back full time but it's more difficult than it seems. Nothing is set in stone but we keep kicking around ideas.
You can find out more about XPW here: www.theXPW.com
We are also doing some Outspoken shows this year and hoping to have some fun with it.
Thanks DCXX! -Mike
Supreme and Mike in LA, 2009, Photo courtesy of: Mike Hartsfield
Monday, March 14, 2011
WHERE ARE THEY NOW - Mike Hartsfield/Freewill, Against The Wall, Outspoken, A18, New Age Records, etc.
Posted by DOUBLE CROSS at 10:09 PM