If you’re talented, confident, hardworking, and put your money where your mouth is, you can do big things in professional wrestling. That’s what “the Hitman for Hire” Mr. Grim did at Legacy Wrestling’s “Final Fallout” on Saturday, December 17th, 2016, when he stormed out from behind the curtain, after Joe Kerr won a multi-man match up, and proceeded to beat him down, nail his spinning tombstone pile driver, and then stuff him into a body bag, proceeding to then carry him over his shoulder, out of the venue, to only God knows where! The Legacy fans were stunned, but not as stunned as I was when I saw that the video of that moment currently stands at nearly 40,000 views on the Legacy Wrestling Facebook page. Since that moment, and the enormous amount of eyes on that video, Mr. Grimm has been getting booking inquiries from all over the world! That’s not the whole story though, so allow me to share some more information that makes the story all the better.
Mr. Grim signed up for, and participated in a seminar, held by well-known independent wrestler, formally of NXT, and currently of Lucha Underground, Sami Callihan. The owners of Legacy Wrestling had agreed that Callihan could pick three wrestlers from that seminar to appear in a match, on their card, “Final Fallout,” that very evening. I, along with several others believed that Grim would be one of those selections. Surprisingly he was not. I am privy as to the reason, and assure you that I did not learn of it from Grim, as he decided to keep the advice Callihan gave him to himself. Trust me though when I tell you that it was surprising advice, that no one would expect Grim to be given. I don’t write that to insult the extremely talented Callihan, I write that so you can understand that Grim is a big enough guy to take it in stride, and not let it bother him in any way. Grim didn’t allow not being selected bother him either, and in the end, would end up in a better spot, getting to work his gimmick on the winner of the match that Callihan selected the participants for. In the end everyone won. The selected participants got to work a hot show in front of 400-500 fans, and Grim got to look like a monster in a short segment that has the eyes of the wrestling world now on him.
This is what a positive attitude and the willingness to keep working hard no matter what can get you. It’s a perfect example of “Wrestling Done Right,” in many other ways as well. Grim has an excellent gimmick. He’s a guy that is in the business to make money. He will take out anyone that’s he’s paid enough to take out, so when you see him strike you instantly have to ask yourself…why? He’s also driven to be the best, so maybe he struck that night simply to further himself within Legacy Wrestling? You never know the motives of a “Hitman for hire.” When Grim opens that briefcase after a match, you know there’s going to be some serious psychological damage to add to the physical damage that was caused during the bout. Grim is famous for stuffing his defeated opponents, or…completed contractual obligations, into a body bag, and carrying them out of the venue for disposal, or as some wonder…to the feet of those that have called for their heads. Grim doesn’t make a big spectacle of this. It’s simply his job to come to the ring, take out his opponents, stuff him into the bag, and deliver him to those waiting for such delivery. Grim doesn’t do this to be cute, or to sell t-shirts. Much like his wrestling, it’s simply done matter-of-fact, like another day at the office.
As for Grim’s wrestling, it’s certainly “strong style.” While that word is often over used, and over sold, no one can watch a Mr. Grim match and call what he does anything but strong style. I’ve literally seen the ring shake, and move several inches, when Grim delivers his offense to the poor soul facing him. If I have to compare him to anyone, it would be Tomohiro Ishii, from NJPW. Like Ishii, Grim is so straight forward, so no nonsense. Grim hits, kicks, and chops so hard that you find yourself cringing, and being thankful that you aren’t on the receiving end of what you’re seeing. Grim is also fast for his size, and isn’t intimidated by today’s lighter, and faster wrestlers, especially on the independent scene today. Mr. Grim is the kind of wrestler Legacy Wrestling lives to show off, the kind of wrestler they live to showcase, and give a spot to, the kind of wrestler that does things….RIGHT! Keep an eye out for Mr. Grim, and if you have the money, maybe you can contract this Hitman for Hire. You can thank me later, #TYWDR.
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