There was a big but small event at Dickey-Stephens Friday night.
No, it wasn't kids staring at fish in a tank.
It was the Midget New World Order Heavyweight Championship featuring the challenger, 4' 4" Puppet the Psycho Dwarf.........
.......and the champion, 4' 5" Little Kato, seen below being checked out by the referee with his "managers" Hank Conger and Hainley Statia standing-by in his corner.
It was a best two-out-of-three falls format for the belt and Puppet was the immediate aggressor from the bell, as seen below about to deliver a massive groin shot, while the Psycho Dwarf's manager El' Whoppo watched the beating his little man was dishing out.
After the groin shot and a body slam that was it for Little Kato as Puppet the Psycho Dwarf took the fall in the first set.
As if this thing was scripted...........Kato came back strong in the second bout using a vice-like leg lock to get things going.
Only Puppet squirmed away for the ring rope save to the displeasure of Kato's player-managers.
But then with a classic body-slam, Kato quickly evened the match one a-piece.
So the "Belt" came down to the deciding and third set.....and that's when blood was drawn. (I put the next shot below in a shadow-spot to highlight the gore.) If you are faint-hearted you might not be able to look at Little Kato's forehead (right).
And then....not like it was planned...out of nowhere, a trash can appeared and Puppet the Psycho Dwarf proved his name was correct when he dented it in up-side Kato's head.
And that was it. Set, match to the new Midget New World Heavyweight Champion (or something like that), Puppet the Psycho Dwarf. Puppet and El' Whoppo were last seen exiting the field trying to figure out how that long title can possibly be engraved on such a little belt.
Oh yeah, and there was a baseball game too. More than eight thousand fans saw the Travelers lose 4-3 to the Tulsa Drillers. Arkansas dropped the last three games of the four game series to Tulsa and fell to last place in the North Division of the Texas League with its longest losing streak of the season.
-- Lonesome Traveler