terry thatcher

Over The Top Wrestling Contenders The Hangover 2 August 19th Ringside Club

Had a lot of fun once more being back at the National Stadium to photograph Over The Top Wrestling's Contenders Hangover 2 event. For 3 hours it's a superb day out, and you could tell everyone was buzzing throughout the show. The lighting is always great, the theatrics are all wonderfully exaggerated, yet it's the sheer commitment these people put into each event that always stands out. There are some outrageous stunts in all of it and sometimes when they look injured it's impossible to know whether it's for real or not. Here are some of the shots of the day below...

Photo Essay: Over The Top Wrestling Contenders 7 Main Event: Jonah Rock vs Terry Thatcher

I had such a brilliant time photographing Over The Top Wrestling's Contenders Event in the National Stadium on Sunday. These people really put their bodies on the line and it's incredible even up close how real it all feels. I covered every fight on the day, but I wanted to highlight this one in particular.  While all the athleticism on show from each fight was incredible, I felt I captured best what each fighter must go through in this particular bout. From the get go it was non stop, my finger was more or less pressed against camera shutter for the entire fight, there was barely a second to breathe throughout it! I wanted to capture not only the "action" shots but the physical toll that these wrestlers go through while in the ring, and these guys delivered in spades.