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'Repo Games' Host

I Might Be the Next Hulk Hogan

3/17/2012 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Repo Games” host and resident tough guy Josh Lewis is ready to kick some serious ass ... and we’re not talking missed car payment ass ... we mean hard core TNA wrestling ass.

TMZ has learned ... the Spike TV host and real life repo man has struck a deal to get in the ring with TNA wrestling in the very near future.

It's unclear if Josh will actually wrestle a match ... but we're told things will "definitely get physical."

We're told Josh is a life-long wrestling fanatic and REEAALLLY wants to make the wrestling thing a full time gig down the line.

Josh is no stranger to violence ... dude survived a real-life shooting on the set of "Repo Games" last year ... and it was all caught on tape.

 

'Repo Games' Star -- Face Full of Boob After Shootout

7/12/2011 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The host of "Repo Games" got a whole new lease on life after that shootout -- in fact, he hit the Vegas strip ONE DAY after the incident to celebrate ... by ferociously motorboating some chick.

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Josh Lewis repossessed the tatas of a woman (consensually, we're told) at Pure nightclub -- and based on the picture, he couldn't be happier to be alive.

0711-repo-Video-LaunchAs we previously reported, Lewis was caught in the middle of a shootout back in April -- which airs tonight on "Repo Games" -- after a crazed gunman opened fire on him and his crew.

'Repo Games' Shootout

CAUGHT ON TAPE

7/3/2011 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A bullet ripped a MASSIVE hole through the side of the "Repo Games" van when a crazed gunman opened fire on the reality show crew back in April ... and now TMZ has footage of the frightening incident.

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Terrified crew members can be seen running for their lives ... when 40-year-old Carlos Barron emerged from his Las Vegas home with a pistol on April 25 and began shooting ... all because he felt the production was too close to his house.

Barron can be heard threatening production members ...saying, "I'll blow your ass away man ... I will kill your ass."

As the cameras rolled, one crew member instructs a cameraman, "Tape motherf**ker ... this is real, real sh*t ... that's what Anderson Cooper does, b*tch."

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Afterward, "Repo Games" star Josh Lewis admitted, "I thought I was gonna go Steven Segal for a hot minute and start throwing rocks ... [but then I] heard the second gun shot and I was like, 'F*ck that!'"

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Cops quickly rolled to the scene and sent a K-9 unit after the suspect. Barron was eventually arrested and booked for attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and obstructing a police officer.

'Repo Games' Winners -- 'He Just Started Shooting'

4/27/2011 6:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A Las Vegas couple is baffled over a neighbor who went on a shooting rampage as they stood on their front lawn Monday night -- and the woman was saved by a valiant producer from the show "Repo Games."

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Damon and Caryn Nelson tell TMZ ... as the crew from the new show "Repo Games" filmed away, the repo man came to take their car away.  The Nelson's were on their front lawn, having just won their car back from the repo man during the game portion of the show, when a neighbor -- Carlos Barron -- came out and just starting shooting.

The Nelson's say to escape the gunfire, they had to scale a 10' wall, but Caryn wasn't tall enough to make it to safety.  So one of the producers stopped to give her a life-saving lift.  No one was hurt.

Barron, who barricaded himself in his home after the shooting, was arrested for attempted murder.

As they say, love thy neighbor ... or at least don't try and shoot them.

Mug Shot of 'Repo Games' Shooter -- Be Very Afraid ...

4/26/2011 3:56 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Sometimes mug shots tell the story ... which is the case with the dude who was arrested for attempted murder after allegedly shooting at the film crew for "Repo Games" in Las Vegas last night.

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Carlos Barron got extremely bent out of shape at around 9:45 last night, after the film crew was shooting video of a car being repossessed a few doors down. 

The 40-year-old became irate after a van was parked outside his home -- and allegedly opened fire ... while the crew was shooting the game show portion in front of the neighbor's house.

No one was hurt, but the show, which debuts tonight on Spike TV, sounds pretty awesome.

Alleged 'Repo' Shooter -- Charged w/ Attempted Murder

4/26/2011 11:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The man who allegedly opened fire at the "Repo Games" production team last night has been charged with attempted murder over the incident ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

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And -- we're told the alleged shooter was angry because the 'Repo' crew had parked in front of his house while taping an episode a few doors down from him.

Cops tell us ... it all went down when the "Repo" team arrived at a home in North Las Vegas to take the vehicle ... when the suspect came outside and got into a physical altercation with several crew members.

We're told the production security team intervened -- and that's when the suspect pulled out a gun and opened fire at the production crew right on the street. The man then retreated back to his home.

Cops responded to the scene and set up a perimeter around the home. During the stand-off, we're told the man threatened to kill himself.

Cops sent a K-9 unit into the home and apprehended the suspect. The man was arrested and booked for attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and obstructing a police officer.

We're told the entire incident was captured on tape by "Repo Games" -- which premieres tonight at 8:00 PM on Spike TV.

Shots Fired Near Reality Show -- Cops Respond

4/26/2011 11:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Las Vegas SWAT team responded to a neighborhood where the reality show "Repo Games" was being taped last night ... when someone pulled out a gun and opened fire near crew members.

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It all went down around 9 PM at a home in North Las Vegas ... when the "Repo" team arrived to take possession of a car ... hoping to play a trivia game with the owner to give him a chance to win it back.

We're told someone in a home three doors down from the production witnessed the repo taking place ... and for some unknown reason, pulled out a gun and began shooting. 

Cops and SWAT team members raced to the scene and surrounded the home -- and ultimately took the man into custody. Fortunately, no one was hit by the gunfire.

Law enforcement sources confirm ... cops found multiple firearms inside the suspect's home ... and the alleged gunman was taken to a nearby hospital for a mental evaluation. Officers believed he may have been suicidal.

Sources connected to the "Repo Games" production tell us ... producers believe the man was shooting at them -- so they closed down the shoot before they played any of the games ... and the repo team kept the car.

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