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The 40 Year Old IRONMAN
Local Pro Wrestler Defies Odds, Slams Critics

Robert Evans (40) of Swansea, Massachusetts, better known by his ring name; “Brutal” Bob Evans, has been a professional wrestler for over 20 years. Evans is one of the most respected grapplers on the New England independent circuit; the network of smaller wrestling events which inhabit the local VFW halls and National Guard Armories in several towns across the country that serves as the wrestling fan's fix when the global juggernaut, World Wrestling Entertainment's (WWE) events are either out of town or just too expensive to attend. The New England region has produced some of the biggest names in the history of the Pro Wrestling and while many wrestlers from the region have climbed the ladder of success over the years, Evans has remained on the "indies": wrestling and promoting his own events with other local WWE hopefuls for over two decades, awaiting his chance at becoming a world-wide superstar. That chance, at least in Evans' case, is something that will likely never come.

The WWE is notorious for signing athletes over six feet tall, weighing over two hundred-fifty pounds, with looks and personalities that can be fed into their global marketing machine. The feeling of rejection by the national companies of professional wrestling is one that often leads to bitterness, contempt and most often, wrestlers simply quitting the business. Bob Evans: six feet tall, pale, bald and ginger has taken all of those traits and has embraced it as his wrestling persona; a bitter, ugly old timer who takes his frustrations out on his opponents. "I know I'm not easy to look at and I don't fit the WWE's vision of what a "superstar" should be but I'm a damn good wrestler who deserves a spot" said Evans during his pre-match exercises. In what can be considered the cruelest of all ironies, Evans’ most…...

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