Body-slammed in Boone by Jacob Laxen from the Ames Tribune
Posted by flairwhoooooo on June 10, 2012
By Jacob Laxen
BOONE — What’s the driving force for someone to become a pro wrestler?
For the entertainers of 3XW’s Wrestling Show Saturday night at the Boone County Fairgrounds, the reasons vary.
For veteran Matt Murphy, who was the first graduate of Harley Race’s wrestling school and has wrestled all over the world, it was an escape.
He bounced around foster care homes after growing up in an abusive, drug-addicted family.
“Whenever anything was going bad in my life, I always buried my nose in wrestling,” Murphy said. “I could watch pro wrestling on TV and see good overcome evil.”