‘Half Pint Brawlers’ Not Welcome By Some In Bartlett

(WBBM) – They have names like “Psycho The Dwarf” and “Turtle from Elgin” and some Bartlett residents say they’re not welcome in their village.

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They’re wrestlers.

Little people wrestlers.

Known as the “Half Pint Brawlers.”

Bannerman’s Sports Grill in Bartlett wants to bring them in for entertainment.

The bar’s neighbors say no.

The Daily Herald reports the same neighbors who successfully fought the bar’s effort to put on mixed martial arts fights are fighting the idea to bring the little wrestlers who have gained some degree of fame on cable TV.

Bannerman’s owner, Murray Friedman, is asking for a permit at Thursday night’s plan commission meeting.

Neighbors will be there with petitions against the “Half Pint Brawlers”.

The leader of the petition drive thinks it’s “seedy” and “disgusting” to have wrestlers sweating and bleeding where food is served.

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