Hollywood, Florida: Native Village: Gator Wrestling - Gone

Low-tech, Old Florida attraction had the best in-your-face gator wrestling we'd seen. Closed for good March 31, 2014. The gators were given to new homes.

Seminole Indian Reservation

Directions:
Seminole Indian Reservation. I-595 exit 8B. South on Hwy 441 for 2.5 miles. On the northbound side, just south of Stirling Rd (Hwy 848).
Native Village: Gator Wrestling
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Native gator wrestling. The Native Village

The Native Village is reopened! The sons of original owner Skeet Johns and the famous "Cobra Kid" David Weathers (from Jackass and Wildboys) are some of the new owners. It's getting a face lift, and is actively looking for donations to restore it back to the life it had.

[Vincent Prestigiacomo, 11/14/2010]
Seminole Tribe recruiting gator wrestlers

The Seminole Indian Tribe based in Okalee Village, Hollywood, FL, is running wanted ads for "Alligator Wrestlers." According to an Associated Press report, the tribe needs brave new workers to replace tribal locals, who have fled to mostly white collar positions outside the reptile pool. The Okalee Village and Museum still features daily wrestling shows.

... [10/01/2000] Complete News Story

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