Revolutionary Independent Wrestling
Lakeview | Birmingham, Alabama | October 31st, 2018
Recap + Cultural Photography
The Lakeview district in Birmingham, Alabama celebrated Halloween 2018 with its 3rd Annual Spooktakular Carnival. In addition to rides, inflatables, and candy for the kids, there was an added treat of professional wrestling. The talent of Revolutionary Independent Wrestling set up a ring in the middle of the street and entertained the patrons with an evening of punches, kicks, and slams. Some guests seemed a bit perplexed by the action, while others, including members of the local Birmingslam wrestling group, were all about the wrestling action on Halloween night.
I hadn’t photographed professional wrestling in an incredibly long time so it was an absolute blast to get to do it in this setting. The ring being placed in the middle of the street in the Lakeview district provided some great visuals and backdrops. The Halloween carnival setting, complete with the bouncy houses and inflatables, also added to the unique atmosphere of this show. Don’t be surprised to see more wrestling photos in the future as this show definitely reignited an interest in covering these type of events.
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