Pro wrestling infused with comedy is commonplace, but the comedic wrestler Maxwell Chicago is anything but common.
It’s not easy being funny, whether it’s standup, improv, TV, the theater, movies or even a wrestling show.
Not only is Maxwell Chicago’s entrance music funny, but he dresses funny, talks funny and wrestles funny.
Actually, he is a pretty good wrestler. He just evokes some of his humor during the match. His persona is funny, so he brings funny before, during and after his match.
During Ring Warriors TV tapings at Club Cinema in (South Florida) Pompano, Maxwell Chicago entertained the packed crowd and his co-workers, enticing cheers and laughter
Milo Beasley (formeryl Al Bino), a noted indie wrestler, said he is a ‘mark’ for Maxwell Chicago. Billy Fives, an established indie wrestling standout, referred to him as the funny guy. South Florida indie promoter Bobby Rogers wants Maxwell Chicago on his shows.
Ring announcers introduced him as the Lounge Lizard Maxwell Chicago. He enters the ring to lounge type music or something old fashioned -- Bennett, Darin, Sinatra. His ring attire, tux-inspired longated wrestling tights. His body movements and voice pleasing to senior citizens.
Like Santino Marella, he can wrestle but is more known for humor.
Ring Warriors owners Larry Brannon (Vito DeNucci) and Howard Brody made a good move by hiring Maxwell Chicago, just one of many talents booked for the shows.
Long-time Florida indie talent like Scoot Andrews, Billy Fives, Jon Davis, JB Cool/Bobo Brazil, Milo Beasley, Chance Prophet, Tommy Vandal/AJ Jannazzo, Vordell Walker and the Marquee Bruce Santee also competed along with nationally known Steven Corino, Headbanger Mosh/Chaz, New Jack, Scrap Iron Adam Pearce, Tyson Tomko and Big Vito LoGrasso.
Bobby Rogers brought some reality into Ring Warriors by cutting a jailtime promo with Deathrow Jethro and Snakemaster Abudadein.
Ring Warriors, based in South Florida, showcases a mix of established indie wrestlers, well-known names and up-n-comers
The group is led by Grand Champ The Marquee Bruce Santee, Global tag champs Scoot Andrews and Billy Fives, and Bahamian champ Alex Chamberlain.
Also, check out The Sopranos meet pro wrestling with The Slambinos (Big Vito LoGrasso, Frankie Ciatso, AJ Jannazzo, Pete); ECW-esque with Soul Assassin Kory Chavis and Black Stallion Frank Stone with New Jack; and talented lucha-style masked wrestlers Lince Dorado and El Fantastico.
There’s standouts Dirty White Boy and Milo Beasley; agile big man JoJo; fast-moving Los Ben Dejos; quick Mike Cruz; quality Johnny Vandal; and Battling Bombshells women wrestlers La Rosa Negra, Leva Bates and Mia Yim.
Chris Tipton (Chris Nelson) works behind the scenes as an agent as do Jason Seguin (Buck Quartermain) and Chaz Warrington (Headbanger Mosh/Chaz).
• Here is a link for Ring Warriors TV: Episode 1
• Ring Warriors returns with Steve Corino, New Jack, Tomko, Maxwell Chicago and more to Club Cinema, 3251 N. Federal Hwy, (South Florida) Pompano Beach, on Sunday, Sept. 29. Bell time is 2 p.m., and tickets are $5.
• Check out YouTube videos of Ring Warriors at Club Cinema
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