Sunday, July 8, 2012

Michael Tarver: From Nexus to Wrestling at a Flea Market

by Brian Phelps

In 2010, Michael Tarver was on top of the world. He had made a name for himself as a member of the villainous Nexus wrestling faction, wrestling the biggest star in the wrestling business, John Cena. In just over a year since being released from the WWE, Michael Tarver's wrestling career has taken a gigantic downward spiral. After he was released, many wrestling fans speculated that Michael Tarver would either join rival American wrestling promotion TNA or maybe follow former WWE Superstar MVP overseas to compete for New Japan Pro Wrestling. Neither panned out as now in July 2012, Michael Tarver is officially being advertised for a wrestling event at a flea market. That's right, a flea market. On July 14, Michael Tarver will be performing at the "International Market World" flea market in Auburndale, Florida. This article is not to bash Michael Tarver. It's just kind of shocking that a year and a half ago, Michael Tarver was fighting guys like John Cena in front of thousands of fans on national television to wrestling in a town of 10,000 people at a local flea market. There are WWE events that have more than 10,000 people in attendance. As I said, this isn't to bash Michael Tarver as there is nothing wrong or shameful about performing at a flea market to earn a little cash or to do what you love. It's just when you were performing for the biggest wrestling promotion on the planet to wrestling at a tiny flea market it seems like things might not be going as well as one would like. Hopefully, he is able to bounce back and land a job with a major promotion again. He's a talented young man. I just wish better things for him than wrestling at flea markets in some random podunk town.


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