Fort Myers’ REAL Pro Wrestling isn’t WWE. It’s better, its wrestlers say

Fort Myers’ REAL Pro Wrestling isn’t WWE. It’s better, its wrestlers say


Outside the wrestling ring, Kelsey Raegan keeps the blood and violence to a minimum.

No headlocks. No body slams. No kicks to the face.

“In real life,” Raegan says, “I’m really, really sweet.”

Then she steps into the ring with a crown of fake snakes on her head and an evil smile on her lips. That’s where everything changes.

In the ring, she calls herself the Man Made Monstress.

And she’s there to bring the pain.

“Immediately, when I go through those curtains, I change,” the Cocoa Beach wrestler says. “I’m larger than life and I just turn into another person. …

“It is me. Everyone has a darker side to them, you know. And that is where I can let it loose and maybe take a little bit of my angers and frustrations out.”

Kelsey Raegan brings the pain for Ruthie Smiles at a REAL Pro Wrestling event.

Fans of Fort Myers’ REAL Pro Wrestling know all about Raegan’s dark side. She’s the wrestling promotion’s current women’s champion and one of many larger-than-life personalities who battle it out at events throughout Southwest Florida.

It’s all about the characters, the theatrics and just plain having fun, says REAL Pro owner and wrestler Zachary Blount, who performs as the horror-themed Zack Monstar (aka “The Human Horror Show”).





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