Reggie “Renegade” Reynolds, an Idaho-based independent wrestling promoter, refers to Boise and the surrounding suburbs as his “territory” — apparently without sarcasm or irony.
“Yeah, I run the whole Boise territory,” Reynolds tells Kayfabe News. “My territory spans from the Wal-Mart on the west side to the Denny’s out east.”
Reynolds’ is the promoter — and reigning “World” Champion — of Renegade Wrestling Syndicate, which runs sparsely attended shows at the Boise High School gymnasium roughly three times a year.
Reynolds’ roster of wrestlers includes his two brothers, Todd and Chris, and four of their high school friends (several of whom also portray masked “Mexican” wrestlers). Greg Valentine was once booked to appear but was forced to cancel.
Reynolds seems to think he needs to defend his so-called territory against invading promoters and “talent raids,” though nothing of the sort has happened in the past.
“Vince (McMahon) took over all the territories when he expanded the Fed (WWE) and I’m sure he’ll come knocking here too,” said Reynolds.
“But unlike Verne Gagne, the Funks and the Von Erichs, I’m going to hold out. This is my territory, and Vince will have to pry it from my cold, dead hands.”
The next wrestling event scheduled in Reynolds’ territory is next week at a local Jewish boy’s Bar Mitzvah.