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Rife Magazine: Panthers v Bullets


This article was originally published for Rife Magazine and can be found HERE.

Hari watches two documentaries about recent histories and weighs them up.

Last month, the Watershed put on two very different films following two different movements, in two different eras, led by black Americans. The first was ‘3/1 Minutes, Ten Bullets’ a documentary by Marc Silver that dissects the aftermath of Jordan Davis’s shooting in Jacksonville, Florida. The second was ‘Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution’, directed by Continue reading


Interviewing LDN’s Managing Director: Sanjay Bagga (Part 1)


I had the chance to share a phone conversation with Sanjay Bagga, the Managing Director of LDN wrestling based in London, England. Here’s what he had to say.

SB: I’ve only just got back from a show two and a half hours ago so I’m a bit rough.

HARI: Where was your show last night?

SB: North-Wales, so that’s a six hour drive by the time you’ve dropped people off back home and everything. Just got back home at 7.30, so a bit tired.

HARI: You were described as a well-dressed, passionate and confidant teenager, stirring up controversy on the UK Fan Forum, according to the book The Holy Grail. You are now Managing Director of LDN. Is it true you parents got you into wrestling from sitting you down in front of the television during the World of Sport days?

SB: That’s sort of true, my parents got me into World Of Sport but my generation grew up watching the WWF.

HARI: Who stood out to you at the time?

SB: The British Bulldog, I was a huge fan at the time, and Ric Flair too. The first wrestling show I ever watched live was SummerSlam 1992 in Wembley stadium, so you can imagine how that felt. Continue reading

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A Large Conversation with a Very Large Man: ICW’s Damian O’Connor (Part 2)

Photography by David J Wilson

Photography by David J Wilson

Here’s Part 2 of my conversation with Damian O’Connor. Not only was this a large conversation, but it also gets heavier. Enjoy the learning experience.

HARI: You wrestled Britain’s Bastard Dave Mastiff recently for ICW. A match where neither man looks like a gymnast or a swimmer, just two men about to batter one another. Did you enjoy standing on his chest? Continue reading

Uncategorized, Wrestling

Interviewing Britain’s Bastard: Dave Mastiff (Part 1)

bastardI had the opportunity to sit down with one of Europe’s top wrestlers, and Britain’s own Dave ‘Bastard’ Mastiff, to talk about the world of professional wrestling and his experiences within it. Let’s get talking!

HARI: First off, whatever happened to Dave Morales?

DAVE: Dave Morales had a stake driven through his heart by Rip Rogers.

HARI: Was your previous gimmick based on Puerto Rican wrestling legend Pedro Morales?

DAVE: It was originally based off of the Mexican boxer Eric Morales. I’d used the name for a few years, but never thought anything about it. I probably too timid to ask for it to be changed.

When I was in OVW, Rip saw it and said “what the fuck, you’re not fucking Mexican.”

(HARI’S EDITING NOTE: the kip up in the match below may prove otherwise!) Continue reading