Bobby Fulton Compares Independent Wrestling To Backyard Wrestling

Bobby Fulton of the Fantastics spoke to Wrestling Epicenter's Interactive Wrestling Radio ahead of his recent retirement. You can see the full interview at this link, and the highlights below:

Promoting shows versus being a wrestler:
"Well, let me tell you something brother. In the 90's, I was promoting wrestling. I'd get called by the wrestlers and they'd say, "Hey Bobby, how's the house looking?" I'd say, "It is looking pretty good." They'd say, "Well, I need more money then." Finally I got so frustrated with it, I was driving down the road one day and heard about Tough Man competitions. Well, I got into that business in 1993 and I stayed in that business until 2010 - Promoting Tough Man competitions that I called the Toughest Brawl."

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The modern era of wrestling with so many promotions and if it mirrors the independent circuit:
"Actually, it is not like the territory days. The way I see it, there is a large under-current of backyard wrestling that is hurting professional wrestling. Anyone that uses the term "independent" to me, I wouldn't use it. That's already a step down. We're all supposed to be professional wrestlers. We had 4 or 5 hour car rides with the older generation. Those were our classrooms. What you have now is guys who might have 4 or 5 lessons from somebody and then they open up a wrestling school and they don't really know what they're doing. It is a long stretch of not good quality. There's the WWE, there's Ring of Honor, there's Impact Wrestling. There's a small string of good promoters out there. But, there are a lot of people that shouldn't be in the wrestling business."

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