By Garrett Kroeger
Photos by Nicole Hester, The Natchez Democrat
NATCHEZ — John Saxon took a deep breath and made his entrance.
Immediately, the 200-plus fans in attendance for Bayou Independent Wrestling: Collision Course Saturday at the Natchez Convention Center erupted in cheers. With the those screams of joy, Saxon felt at peace.
“There is a difference between sports entertainment and pro wrestling,” Saxon said. “Pro wrestling is the grass roots. I’ll actually quote Paul Bearer, many years ago he said, ‘The Independences are the grassroots of wrestling.’ If the roots die, the plant dies.”
For Saxon, Natchez is considered one of those roots.