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Title: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: OLE BIG on January 18, 2011, 12:16:20 AM
A friend of mine (on here) can verify this one:

I had a picture of me and Ric Flair from the early 70's.  It was taken by my mother for me as a child.  I went with a few friends to a Nitro in about 1996.  We had a line on where the wrestlers would be hanging out in Atlanta.  Sure enough, we found them in the bar we thought they would be. 

Ric Flair was way off in a booth with his croonies.  I tried to get to him and was cut off.  I told one of his marks that I had a picture I would like to get signed.

"Blah, blah bah, what is it", he said. 

I showed  the guy the pic and he said "oh my goodness, Nature Boy, you have to see this."

It was about 1977 and Flair looked at his best.

Flair came over and asked me about the pic and wondered why I kept it so long.  I told him I would take nothing for it and he said he had to sign it.

He signed it and we talked about it for a few minutes, where it came from, why I still had it, and the like.

One of my favorite memories from my hero!!


I have a few more, but I want to hear yours.


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: The Showstoppa on January 18, 2011, 05:09:33 AM
I can certainly verify this story....same night that Bisch should have taken a beatin' in the restroom....   ;D


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: Playboy on January 18, 2011, 05:16:32 AM
Gosh. I have met so many but the one that stands out for me was meeting Paul Orndorff. He was really down to earth and humble. No attitude or arrogance at all and he signed autographs for everyone around.


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: funk51 on January 18, 2011, 11:23:58 AM
lehighton fairgrounds back in the day of ivan putski, when he weighed 300 plus, he was walking around the fairgrounds attracting a crowd when he saw me and came up and started talking in character he came up probably because we were dressed exaxtly the same and i resemble him somewhat only 5 ft 8 205 at the time. a big crowd gathered around us i think they thought i was his little brother.


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: The Showstoppa on January 18, 2011, 11:24:59 AM
lehighton fairgrounds back in the day of ivan putski, when he weighed 300 plus, he was walking around the fairgrounds attracting a crowd when he saw me and came up and started talking in character he came up probably because we were dressed exaxtly the same and i resemble him somewhat only 5 ft 8 205 at the time. a big crowd gathered around us i think they thought i was his little brother.

cool.  Putski was a BEAST !


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: funk51 on January 18, 2011, 11:47:15 AM
cool.  Putski was a BEAST !
the funny thing is i went to some show in new jersey and a guy tapped me on the back and said he thought i was putski, guy was virgil aka  vincent the wrestler.


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: Montague on January 18, 2011, 12:02:40 PM
I wish people would mistake me for this guy:

(http://images.wikia.com/prowrestling/images/e/e9/Ivan_Putski.jpg)


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: Montague on January 18, 2011, 12:03:23 PM
People wouldn't even confuse me for this guy:

(http://webzoom.freewebs.com/ess316/IVAN%20PUTSKI%202.JPG)

 ;D


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: Playboy on January 18, 2011, 12:46:30 PM
People wouldn't even confuse me for this guy:

(http://webzoom.freewebs.com/ess316/IVAN%20PUTSKI%202.JPG)

 ;D
Lol...great pic. I didn't know he was still around


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: Montague on January 18, 2011, 12:55:32 PM
That pic was from a 2004 renunion.
I'll post some others on here later on.


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: Playboy on January 18, 2011, 01:10:39 PM
cool.  Putski was a BEAST !
He certainly was! Guy was huge and ripped.


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: yates fan on January 18, 2011, 01:32:34 PM
i have met and know ck99 personally,he is  currently planning being in a local battle royal against most of the ocw lineup.


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: OLE BIG on January 18, 2011, 04:08:17 PM
I can certainly verify this story....same night that Bisch should have taken a beatin' in the restroom....   ;D

Yes, he should have but my backup was shaky at best. 

I seem to remember you might have had a chance to take out Konnan once as well? ::)


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: marcie999 on January 18, 2011, 06:24:15 PM
I talked to a guy at this gym once, (can't remember how the conversation started, think I was waiting for a machine he was on.) and he was training to be a wrestler here in Oz. I haven't seen him since then.

He had some interesting stories about Nathan Jones. I was hoping he'd make his mark in the WWE but we all know how that turned out.

I haven't met any wrestlers in person. I could have gone to the meet the stars when WWE did their Global Warning tour here in Melbourne, but I was pissed at spending a pile on a ticket that had them as big as ants on a stage far away.

I am enjoying all your stories here. The Flair one sounds awesome.  ;D

Montague, who are the guys in the pics?  :-[ (I should know but I don't recognise them)


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: mass 04 on January 18, 2011, 06:30:09 PM
,who are the guys in the pics?  :-[ (I should know but I don't recognise them)
Ivan Putski.


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: marcie999 on January 18, 2011, 06:34:43 PM
Ivan Putski.

Thanks. I have some research to do. Don't think I have seen Putski wrestle.

 :)

Edit........... He wrestled  in a tag team with Tito Santana in the WWE!!!!!!!!!!!! He may be in one of Dad's tapes.

Carry on.

 8)


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: Montague on January 18, 2011, 07:06:25 PM
Ivan played kind of a stupid character (stereotypical “dumb Polack”) early in his career.
He became more serious once joining Verne Gagne’s AWA in Minnesota.

Putski probably had his best, most successful run working for Vince’s Dad in the 70’s, and continued working for the company after Vince Jr. took over.
He was pretty much done, though, by about the mid-80’s.

Ivan worked a match with Savage at the Wrestling Classic, which was probably one of his last matches as a regular/active wrestler:
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFu-Fj2f0pw


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: mass 04 on January 18, 2011, 07:40:25 PM
I've met John Cena a few times, this was before he was the face of the company...around 2003. Shot the shit for a few minutes with a couple of us. Nice guy. I've talked to Albert/A-train/Giant Bernard a lot, he's from the same area as I am. He's huge, I'm almost 6'3" and he makes me look like a toddler. An incredibly nice guy, he deserves all the success he's had in Japan.


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: Fallsview on January 19, 2011, 03:06:31 AM
Met Kevin Nash at a night club I was bouncing at.  We talked about steroids and injuries-1993.  Undertaker was very quiet.  My brother met Ric Flair at a bar back in 1980 and said he was a real jerk.  He said Snuka was cool and it was the first time he ever heard Snuka speak (NWA days).
 I'm sitting in Applebee's with my wife and friend from Tampa (who see's alot of wrestlers in the clubs) And in walks Shane Helmes and Matt Hardy.  I say to my wife, "Look at that dude, looks like Hardy, probably the dish washer".  Then I see Shane walk in and Jeff is standing outside with his red hair.  My buddy says "That aint' Hardy", and follows him into the bathroom.  He walks out seconds later and says that's Matt and he has the belt in his gym bag.  Well, Applebee's wouldn't serve them because it was 12am, I asked to take some photo's and told them where Denny's was.  Funny thing is the people at the bar couldn't believe these guys were wrestlers and said we looked better than they did.  I'm 6'4, 295lbs and my friend is 6'9 280's.  Looking at the pics we did look huge next to them.lol


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: Playboy on January 19, 2011, 05:30:52 AM
Met Kevin Nash at a night club I was bouncing at.  We talked about steroids and injuries-1993.  Undertaker was very quiet.  My brother met Ric Flair at a bar back in 1980 and said he was a real jerk.  He said Snuka was cool and it was the first time he ever heard Snuka speak (NWA days).
 I'm sitting in Applebee's with my wife and friend from Tampa (who see's alot of wrestlers in the clubs) And in walks Shane Helmes and Matt Hardy.  I say to my wife, "Look at that dude, looks like Hardy, probably the dish washer".  Then I see Shane walk in and Jeff is standing outside with his red hair.  My buddy says "That aint' Hardy", and follows him into the bathroom.  He walks out seconds later and says that's Matt and he has the belt in his gym bag.  Well, Applebee's wouldn't serve them because it was 12am, I asked to take some photo's and told them where Denny's was.  Funny thing is the people at the bar couldn't believe these guys were wrestlers and said we looked better than they did.  I'm 6'4, 295lbs and my friend is 6'9 280's.  Looking at the pics we did look huge next to them.lol
I saw him in a bar in Chicogo by chance a couple of years ago while I was on a business trip. He was still married to Tiffiny at the time. He had a bottle of wine and to of the hottest blonds on each shoulder. Unbelievable.


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: The Showstoppa on January 19, 2011, 05:38:35 AM
I seem to remember you might have had a chance to take out Konnan once as well? ::)

haha, at least I didn't offer him a beer..... ;D  Man, he was thick stepping off of that elevator.....never expected that.


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: OLE BIG on January 19, 2011, 02:24:05 PM
haha, at least I didn't offer him a beer..... ;D  Man, he was thick stepping off of that elevator.....never expected that.


By far, the most impressive wrestler I saw in relation to what I expected.  The hallway went dark when he walked out.


The least impressive was Booker T.  Very narrow and not thick at all.


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: OLE BIG on January 19, 2011, 02:27:32 PM
Met Kevin Nash at a night club I was bouncing at.  We talked about steroids and injuries-1993.  Undertaker was very quiet.  My brother met Ric Flair at a bar back in 1980 and said he was a real jerk.  He said Snuka was cool and it was the first time he ever heard Snuka speak (NWA days).
 I'm sitting in Applebee's with my wife and friend from Tampa (who see's alot of wrestlers in the clubs) And in walks Shane Helmes and Matt Hardy.  I say to my wife, "Look at that dude, looks like Hardy, probably the dish washer".  Then I see Shane walk in and Jeff is standing outside with his red hair.  My buddy says "That aint' Hardy", and follows him into the bathroom.  He walks out seconds later and says that's Matt and he has the belt in his gym bag.  Well, Applebee's wouldn't serve them because it was 12am, I asked to take some photo's and told them where Denny's was.  Funny thing is the people at the bar couldn't believe these guys were wrestlers and said we looked better than they did.  I'm 6'4, 295lbs and my friend is 6'9 280's.  Looking at the pics we did look huge next to them.lol

I met Flair quite a few times after our original meeting.  Most times he was pretty cool, although possibly a little stand-offish.  Late one night in a bar, he and a couple others were pretty rude to myself and a couple of friends.  Of course, it was pretty late, they were pretty hammered, and we probably deserved at least some of it for aggrevating them all night.


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: littleguns on January 19, 2011, 05:54:44 PM
Used to live in Tampa and alot of the wrestlers worked out in Golds on Dale Mabry

Met Jerry FLynn (not Lynn), he was a jobber but super nice guy

Horace Hogan - nice guy as well. Coincidently sat behind him and his family at a showing of wrestling movie that came out on 2000 with David Arquette. It was dark and all I hear is...look there's Daddy....lights come on and it's Horace

Met Big Show at Gold's....nice guy, kind of left him alone

Kurt Angle, also at Gold's, this was 2000. Super nice guy, we chatted at the cardio machines and took a pic when he was done


Scott Hall - back in 85, AWA days...total prick back then

Michael Hayes, also in 85, kind of stand-offish but did take pics with us

Jacqueline/Jackie who ran with Kevin Sullivan in WCW and later in WWE, tiny little thing, very sweet, chatted with  my wife and I for a while, huge rack!

Rick Maretl - back in mid 80's when he was AWA Champ, decent guy, pics and autograph


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: Playboy on January 20, 2011, 05:14:54 AM
Used to live in Tampa and alot of the wrestlers worked out in Golds on Dale Mabry

Met Jerry FLynn (not Lynn), he was a jobber but super nice guy

Horace Hogan - nice guy as well. Coincidently sat behind him and his family at a showing of wrestling movie that came out on 2000 with David Arquette. It was dark and all I hear is...look there's Daddy....lights come on and it's Horace

Met Big Show at Gold's....nice guy, kind of left him alone

Kurt Angle, also at Gold's, this was 2000. Super nice guy, we chatted at the cardio machines and took a pic when he was done


Scott Hall - back in 85, AWA days...total prick back then

Michael Hayes, also in 85, kind of stand-offish but did take pics with us

Jacqueline/Jackie who ran with Kevin Sullivan in WCW and later in WWE, tiny little thing, very sweet, chatted with  my wife and I for a while, huge rack!

Rick Maretl - back in mid 80's when he was AWA Champ, decent guy, pics and autograph
So nothings changed there.


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: The Showstoppa on January 20, 2011, 05:19:17 AM
Obviously not now, but how much of the heels being standoffish and pricks back in the 80's was part of kayfabe?  Not saying all of it, but i think it was probably quite common during that time to carry over your inring persona in public when someone recognized you.

I remember one time Ox Baker was at our HS wrestling and he came out and was trimming his beard/waxing it sitting in the seats near the ring.  Of course some kids would go up to him and he would tell them to beat it....snarl, etc....  I was scared to death of him at the time, but you know he could just have easily did what he was doing in the school locker room/bathrooms.  It generated some great heat.


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: OLE BIG on January 24, 2011, 10:27:05 PM
I have another good one to keep this thread going.

I lived in Atlanta a few years back.  I worked out all over and knew quite a few bodybuilders and met numerous wrestlers.  One of my good friends is a deputy back home and at the time was a total Scott Steiner mark.  I saw Steiner quite a few times in Main Event and talked to him quite a bit.  I figured out what he drove and got his tag number.  I called my buddy and told him someone backed into me and I had his tag number.  I asked if he would run it for me to figure out who it was.  He said sure.

The next day he called me and said "you son of a bitch, how did you get Steiner's tag number."  I told him not only did I know it but I had trained legs around him, and even worked in with him a few times.  I also watched RAW with him a few times.

My buddy was beside himself. 


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: OLE BIG on January 24, 2011, 10:40:57 PM
Does anybody remember The Wall?  He is dead now, but at the time he played a German bodyguard.  He was almost seven feet tall and was a monster.

We were in Greenville SC after Nitro one night.  I had a buddy with me who was a pretty big dude and fancied himself a real bad-ass, and could pretty much back it up.  We are in the Marriot after the matches where all the wrestlers were.

Wall notices my buddy taking a dip and comes up and asks him what he is dipping.  My buddy says Copenhagen.  Wall says "I figured a man your size would be dipping Hawken" (the candy of snuff).  My buddy says "I might not be as big as you, but I am pretty tough".  I told him he should probably be quite.  He ends up giving Wall a few dips that night.

Wall comes up to me later with two beers in his hand and says "I hate this".  I asked what and he said "I can't remember which one I am drinking and whick one I am spittiing it".  I told him I usually just drink the fullest one.

He looked at his two beers and said "that works for me" and turned up one!

He was a total country boy obviously.

Good times!!  


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: OLE BIG on January 24, 2011, 10:46:33 PM
Obviously not now, but how much of the heels being standoffish and pricks back in the 80's was part of kayfabe?  Not saying all of it, but i think it was probably quite common during that time to carry over your inring persona in public when someone recognized you.

I remember one time Ox Baker was at our HS wrestling and he came out and was trimming his beard/waxing it sitting in the seats near the ring.  Of course some kids would go up to him and he would tell them to beat it....snarl, etc....  I was scared to death of him at the time, but you know he could just have easily did what he was doing in the school locker room/bathrooms.  It generated some great heat.
 

Ox is still the scariest guy I have ever seen in my life.


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: The Showstoppa on January 25, 2011, 05:03:19 AM
Does anybody remember The Wall?  He is dead now, but at the time he played a German bodyguard.  He was almost seven feet tall and was a monster.

We were in Greenville SC after Nitro one night.  I had a buddy with me who was a pretty big dude and fancied himself a real bad-ass, and could pretty much back it up.  We are in the Marriot after the matches where all the wrestlers were.

Wall notices my buddy taking a dip and comes up and asks him what he is dipping.  My buddy says Copenhagen.  Wall says "I figured a man your size would be dipping Hawken" (the candy of snuff).  My buddy says "I might not be as big as you, but I am pretty tough".  I told him he should probably be quite.  He ends up giving Wall a few dips that night.

Wall comes up to me later with two beers in his hand and says "I hate this".  I asked what and he said "I can't remember which one I am drinking and whick one I am spittiing it".  I told him I usually just drink the fullest one.

He looked at his two beers and said "that works for me" and turned up one!

He was a total country boy obviously.

Good times!!  


haha, I remember that night.  That was the same night that Tank Abbot walked into that water fountain thing on the way to the bathroom...and he was wearing the same clothes he wrestled in that night...haha.....  Wall was a huge guy.... hated to hear when he died so young.  Very sad.


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: Playboy on January 25, 2011, 06:28:01 AM
Some good stories here.  :)


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: leaky_frog on January 25, 2011, 03:53:46 PM
Some good stories here.  :)

Agreed- you guys are making me feel like I grew up on the wrong coast!


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: The Showstoppa on January 26, 2011, 05:57:19 AM
OLE BIG --- what about Hugh Morris?  I wasn't there, but I remember you guys saying he was a great guy.

also, the Scott Norton visit to your store....  Sick Boy....

Raven, "working out"....

C'mon man, if you are relying on my memory, we are both in trouble..... ;D


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: Montague on January 26, 2011, 06:48:39 AM
Exactly what did Raven's workout consist of?


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: The Showstoppa on January 26, 2011, 07:00:57 AM
Exactly what did Raven's workout consist of?

I'll let BIG fill you in...... ;D


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: Playboy on January 26, 2011, 08:22:08 AM
Exactly what did Raven's workout consist of?
1 WARM UP SET OF XANAX
4 SET OF SOMAS
10 SETS OF PERCOSCET WITH VODKA

Repeat daily  8)


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: The Showstoppa on January 26, 2011, 11:30:20 AM
1 WARM UP SET OF XANAX
4 SET OF SOMAS
10 SETS OF PERCOSCET WITH VODKA

Repeat daily  8)

Sounds about right.....combined with a leisurely stroll on a treadmill...


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: Playboy on January 26, 2011, 12:05:00 PM
Sounds about right.....combined with a leisurely stroll on a treadmill...
Raven was / is a heavy rec drug user and believe it or not, one of the most wanted on the diva's list to fuck along with Flair & Batista.


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: OLE BIG on January 26, 2011, 06:33:01 PM
I'll let BIG fill you in...... ;D

I would go in and Raven would be on the bike.  I would do my workout, sometimes including an hour of cardio and Raven would still be right there on the bike.  I never saw him touch a weight, or do anything else other than that one particular bike.  He would nod or smile if you made eye contact, but I never saw him talk to anyone.

Funny thing is, he never seemed to lean out.  Of course, he never gassed in the ring either.


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: OLE BIG on January 26, 2011, 06:39:15 PM
OLE BIG --- what about Hugh Morris?  I wasn't there, but I remember you guys saying he was a great guy.

also, the Scott Norton visit to your store....  Sick Boy....

Raven, "working out"....

C'mon man, if you are relying on my memory, we are both in trouble..... ;D

I should have taken notes of my time with Sick Boy/Scott Vick.  He was a great guy and told me many backstage stories and stories from the road.  I commented on one the other night in the general board about Meng being known as a bad man.

Vick was a big dude and played football in college, did some bouncing and you could just tell was not someone to be messed with, although he was one of the most friendly people I have ever met.

We were talking about tough guys one day, and he said, he might not win them all, but he was stubborn enough that he would not back down from them.  Somehow Meng got brought up.

His exact words were "If Meng came at me, I would run and thank God I know that I am faster than him".  I asked him why, and he said "just because". 


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: Playboy on January 28, 2011, 02:04:23 PM
I should have taken notes of my time with Sick Boy/Scott Vick.  He was a great guy and told me many backstage stories and stories from the road.  I commented on one the other night in the general board about Meng being known as a bad man.

Vick was a big dude and played football in college, did some bouncing and you could just tell was not someone to be messed with, although he was one of the most friendly people I have ever met.

We were talking about tough guys one day, and he said, he might not win them all, but he was stubborn enough that he would not back down from them.  Somehow Meng got brought up.

His exact words were "If Meng came at me, I would run and thank God I know that I am faster than him".  I asked him why, and he said "just because". 
lol...true to that!  :D

They interviewed the Barbarian (meng's real life cousin) and when they asked him how tough Meng was, Barbarian just had a look on his face as if he'd seen a ghost.


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: Montague on January 28, 2011, 02:15:36 PM
Heenan or Dynamite claimed that Haku once reached into a guy's mouth and, using only his fingers, broke off some of his teeth.


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: Playboy on January 28, 2011, 02:33:25 PM
Heenan or Dynamite claimed that Haku once reached into a guy's mouth and, using only his fingers, broke off some of his teeth.
Yes! I remember this! That's how strong and powerful his grip was. He yanked out Jesse Barr's eyeball too when Barr got in his face at a bar. There is another story where he was challenged by 4 security guards at a hotel once and he knocked all four of them out. The cops on site where afraid to arrest him.


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: Montague on January 28, 2011, 02:35:29 PM
Yes! I remember this! That's how strong and powerful his grip was. He yanked out Jesse Barr's eyeball too when Barr got in his face at a bar. There is another story where he was challenged by 4 security guards at a hotel once and he knocked all four of them out. The cops on site where afraid to arrest him.


I'd hazard to say that - among those who personally knew both men - more people were afraid of Haku than Andre.


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: Playboy on January 28, 2011, 02:50:11 PM

I'd hazard to say that - among those who personally knew both men - more people were afraid of Haku than Andre.
That's actually true. Apparantly another real tough bad ass was none other than Allen Coach aka Bad News Alan aka Bad News Brown. Apparantely back in the day whilst riding on a bus Andre jokingly made a racial slur at Bad News and he took it to heart and told the bus driver to pull over. Bad News was also an accomplished martial artist. He then got up and got in Andre's face and personally challanged him to a fight. Andre just sat there. Afterwards Andre appoligized for the remark. True story.


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: Montague on January 28, 2011, 02:54:52 PM
That's actually true. Apparantly another real tough bad ass was none other than Allen Coach aka Bad News Alan aka Bad News Brown. Apparantely back in the day whilst riding on a bus Andre jokingly made a racial slur at Bad News and he took it to heart and told the bus driver to pull over. Bad News was also an accomplished martial artist. He then got up and got in Andre's face and personally challanged him to a fight. Andre just sat there. Afterwards Andre appoligized for the remark. True story.


Yes!
I've heard that as well.
Wish I could remember who told the story.


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: Playboy on January 28, 2011, 02:57:13 PM

Yes!
I've heard that as well.
Wish I could remember who told the story.
Fuck...now you got me thinking...and it'll bother me until I remember....


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: Montague on January 28, 2011, 02:59:35 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: GraniteCityDon on January 29, 2011, 01:43:05 PM
Hi all, this is my first post and i hope i can contribute somewhat to this board. Ive been reading for a while now and like it enough to want to get involved in these discussions as evidently there are people here who know exactly what they are talking about, but i must say that at times there are some who sound as if they have just make a quick Google search to answer the questions.

Anyway i met Davey Boy Smith when i was 11, he made an appearance at a local show and i have to say he was very accommodating and friendly. Very densely built, something i always remember with absolute clarity as to that point i had never et anyone in real life that was as thick as him. He even changed poses to accommodate a family member asking if he could also appear in the picture and he did it without breaking his smile - remembering that this was quite late in the evening at this point. Great guy, a sad loss on a dying industry needing an injection genuine talent.


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: The Showstoppa on January 31, 2011, 11:24:35 AM
Hi all, this is my first post and i hope i can contribute somewhat to this board. Ive been reading for a while now and like it enough to want to get involved in these discussions as evidently there are people here who know exactly what they are talking about, but i must say that at times there are some who sound as if they have just make a quick Google search to answer the questions.

Anyway i met Davey Boy Smith when i was 11, he made an appearance at a local show and i have to say he was very accommodating and friendly. Very densely built, something i always remember with absolute clarity as to that point i had never et anyone in real life that was as thick as him. He even changed poses to accommodate a family member asking if he could also appear in the picture and he did it without breaking his smile - remembering that this was quite late in the evening at this point. Great guy, a sad loss on a dying industry needing an injection genuine talent.

Always cool to meet someone in the industry at a young age and for them to be accomodating.  Just think, all these years later and it's still a vivid memory for you.  I think some stars forget that.


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: Playboy on January 31, 2011, 11:49:21 AM
Hi all, this is my first post and i hope i can contribute somewhat to this board. Ive been reading for a while now and like it enough to want to get involved in these discussions as evidently there are people here who know exactly what they are talking about, but i must say that at times there are some who sound as if they have just make a quick Google search to answer the questions.

Anyway i met Davey Boy Smith when i was 11, he made an appearance at a local show and i have to say he was very accommodating and friendly. Very densely built, something i always remember with absolute clarity as to that point i had never et anyone in real life that was as thick as him. He even changed poses to accommodate a family member asking if he could also appear in the picture and he did it without breaking his smile - remembering that this was quite late in the evening at this point. Great guy, a sad loss on a dying industry needing an injection genuine talent.
Good story and welcome!


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: OLE BIG on March 08, 2011, 02:05:46 AM
I was at a Nitro one night.  Tank is wrestling.  He jerked the curtain.  Hours later, he shows up at the bar..................... ........wearing the same clothes he wrestled in.  He is standing in the bar with a beer.  He takes two steps back, falls in a fountain, gets up, comes out on the other side, walks back around, takes his stance and keeps on talking just like nothing ever happened.



Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: The Showstoppa on March 08, 2011, 05:18:11 AM
I was at a Nitro one night.  Tank is wrestling.  He jerked the curtain.  Hours later, he shows up at the bar..................... ........wearing the same clothes he wrestled in.  He is standing in the bar with a beer.  He takes two steps back, falls in a fountain, gets up, comes out on the other side, walks back around, takes his stance and keeps on talking just like nothing ever happened.



haha, i already covered that story somewhere on here.....too funny.


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: Playboy on March 08, 2011, 05:43:49 AM
I was at a Nitro one night.  Tank is wrestling.  He jerked the curtain.  Hours later, he shows up at the bar..................... ........wearing the same clothes he wrestled in.  He is standing in the bar with a beer.  He takes two steps back, falls in a fountain, gets up, comes out on the other side, walks back around, takes his stance and keeps on talking just like nothing ever happened.


Ha ha ha ha ha  ;D


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: OLE BIG on April 28, 2011, 05:44:45 AM
I saw Ernest "The Cat" Miller in another thread.  It reminded me of a funny story.

I was at the Show Of Strength one year.  I think it was at the after party.  Anyway, I spot Cat and tell my buddy about it.  He is pretty full by this time and starts marking and wanting to talk to him.

He goes up to him and Cat is pretty cool.  I think he was happy somebody knew who he was.  At least I thought that at first.  My buddy starts wanting a picture with him and Cat declines.  He keeps on and finally Cat tells him he can get a picture if he will go tell this girl The Cat wants to talk to her.

My buddy marches over and tells her, goes back and gets his picture.

A few minutes later, Cat leaves with her, and does not return.
 


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: Captain Equipoise on May 09, 2011, 04:14:04 PM
Raven was / is a heavy rec drug user and believe it or not, one of the most wanted on the diva's list to fuck along with Flair & Batista.

LOL, what?! more about this...


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: Playboy on May 11, 2011, 11:49:44 AM
LOL, what?! more about this...
The three guys the diva's in the locker room wanted to bang...

Batista
Flair
Raven

They pulled in more pussy then everyone put together.


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: Captain Equipoise on May 11, 2011, 03:38:52 PM
The three guys the diva's in the locker room wanted to bang...

Batista
Flair
Raven

They pulled in more pussy then everyone put together.

Batista = duhh... , but Flair ?!!!? LOL I guess cause he's a senior and has pull with management ?


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: mass 04 on May 11, 2011, 05:38:27 PM
Batista = duhh... , but Flair ?!!!? LOL I guess cause he's a senior and has pull with management ?

Space mountain may be the oldest ride in the park, but it still has the longest line. ;D


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: Captain Equipoise on May 11, 2011, 07:19:47 PM
Flair is a god amongst men....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CG0N8GEgjWw


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: Playboy on May 12, 2011, 04:49:25 AM
Batista = duhh... , but Flair ?!!!? LOL I guess cause he's a senior and has pull with management ?

Broads just want to bang him because of his status. He actually got divorced in 1986 because he told the camera audience that after his match, he and the horsement were going to stay at the Marriot across the street from the arena and all women who were aged 18-29 were invited. There was a line wrapping around the corner.


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: funk51 on May 20, 2011, 08:35:19 AM
fjrwka


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: funk51 on May 20, 2011, 08:40:50 AM
wtf2 7 footer mm


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: Montague on May 20, 2011, 02:25:43 PM
fjrwka


Is the guy in the glasses to your right Angle's manager Dave Hawk?


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: funk51 on May 23, 2011, 11:31:26 AM

Is the guy in the glasses to your right Angle's manager Dave Hawk?
good eye yup that's dave.he really changed from his body building heyday. at least he has his hair unlike his son.


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: funk51 on May 24, 2011, 11:37:13 AM
these girls look better in person.


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: Montague on May 24, 2011, 11:47:53 AM
good eye yup that's dave.he really changed from his body building heyday. at least he has his hair unlike his son.


I belive he's also a major contributor in funding that pro show that Manion's kid does in Oakland, PA every Spring.

Allegedly, when Angle was arrested in Starbucks with the hGH in his car, he was delivering to Dave Hawk's clients who were competing in the Pittsburgh Pro.
WTF would you get Kurt, of all people, to make that delivery?  :-\


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: funk51 on May 24, 2011, 12:21:17 PM

I belive he's also a major contributor in funding that pro show that Manion's kid does in Oakland, PA every Spring.

Allegedly, when Angle was arrested in Starbucks with the hGH in his car, he was delivering to Dave Hawk's clients who were competing in the Pittsburgh Pro.
WTF would you get Kurt, of all people, to make that delivery?  :-\
it's crazy but their lifelong buddies and pretty inseperable.as noted on here steroid dealers aren't your typical drug dealer. you seldom hear of a steroid deal going bad like regular street drug deals do.


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: Montague on May 24, 2011, 01:01:39 PM
it's crazy but their lifelong buddies and pretty inseperable.as noted on here steroid dealers aren't your typical drug dealer. you seldom hear of a steroid deal going bad like regular street drug deals do.


I just find it hillarious that Kurt "F'n" Angle was the one making the drop.
 ;D
I know his brother Eric got busted supplying gear to people, including some high school athletes, I believe.


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: Playboy on May 25, 2011, 06:53:48 AM
these girls look better in person.
Christy Hemme looks very edible there...


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: Karl Kox on November 28, 2011, 12:50:03 PM
Good stories


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: Montague on November 28, 2011, 02:35:53 PM
I'm sure he pulled when he was a young man. But everyone read that article about Flairs failed life about his finances and divorces. I cannot believe that any of the Divas had anything to do with this beat down old man. Woooooooooooooooooooooo 


LOL!!!
I definitely see where you're coming from, but remember two things:

1.) Many hot chicks are attracted to fukk-up losers.

2.) Just as Bill Clinton wasn't Brad Pitt, many chicks banged him for the story. Also, there are probably some whack-job guys who would be "proud" to say that Ric Flair pounded their girl.


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: sway on November 30, 2011, 03:18:31 PM
I went to college in the midwest on wrestling scholarship. While i was there i dated a local waitress at a strip club. When the wrestlers were in town they always came in after the event. She calls me up and says there are these huge guys in the club and they are all crazy. I show up and its, Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, Xpac and Shawn Michaels. This was right before Hall and Nash moved to WCW. Nash was quiet and mostly kept to himself. Shawn Michaels was all over the club, practically bouncing off the walls, wearing a tank top and sweating constantly. Scott Hall refused to break character and acted like Razor Ramon all night, always saying he was going to give someone a "knuckle sandwich"  and following the girls all over the club lol. He and Xpac got sloppy drunk and acted like fools all night.
I did manage to talk to Nash for a bout thirty minutes at his table. He was really cool and answered every question i asked. He was huge in person, legit 7ft. I'm 6'2 at felt small even being next to him. He said the reason he was being quiet and not drinking much was because he was always has to be the babysitter for the other guys!


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: Montague on November 30, 2011, 04:47:34 PM
I went to college in the midwest on wrestling scholarship. While i was there i dated a local waitress at a strip club. When the wrestlers were in town they always came in after the event. She calls me up and says there are these huge guys in the club and they are all crazy. I show up and its, Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, Xpac and Shawn Michaels. This was right before Hall and Nash moved to WCW. Nash was quiet and mostly kept to himself. Shawn Michaels was all over the club, practically bouncing off the walls, wearing a tank top and sweating constantly. Scott Hall refused to break character and acted like Razor Ramon all night, always saying he was going to give someone a "knuckle sandwich"  and following the girls all over the club lol. He and Xpac got sloppy drunk and acted like fools all night.
I did manage to talk to Nash for a bout thirty minutes at his table. He was really cool and answered every question i asked. He was huge in person, legit 7ft. I'm 6'2 at felt small even being next to him. He said the reason he was being quiet and not drinking much was because he was always has to be the babysitter for the other guys!


I've heard more than a few stories that Hall is/can be somewhat of a prick.
By all accounts, Hall, Kid, and HBK were always pegged as the "sloshes," with Nash & Hunter often carrying one or all of them back to their rooms after a night of "partying."

Supposedly, Nash developed a bit of an ego - especially after his brief title run, but he's usually been good with the fans.
I think, too, that a lot depends on how people approach him.
It sounds like you weren't the pestering mark/smark who was persistently ruining the guy's night.
That was quite common for wrestlers at that time.

I've also listened to Nash talk in interviews outside of wrestling; he sounds quite intelligent and well-spoken.


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: Karl Kox on December 01, 2011, 08:27:40 AM
When I was a teenager I was in the locker room at a WCW event,my  brother asked Nash for a pic and he wouldn't do it, then he was talking to my dad and realized we were his kids and then wanted to take the picture with us.  He came off as a real  jerk.


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: Montague on December 01, 2011, 12:03:06 PM
When I was a teenager I was in the locker room at a WCW event,my  brother asked Nash for a pic and he wouldn't do it, then he was talking to my dad and realized we were his kids and then wanted to take the picture with us.  He came off as a real  jerk.


I'm sure he was just working you & your bro!!
 ;D


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: Montague on February 12, 2012, 06:27:49 AM
Fan's experience: http://www.imetawrestler.com/2011/05/one-of-most-fun-experiences-ive-ever.html


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GG0reoUjosk




Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: littleguns on February 13, 2012, 08:10:19 AM
Great find!!! Interesting how everyone has the same comments as us here on the board as to why wrestling stinks nowadays.

No gimmicks, squash matches, feud build-ups

Also Patera seems like a really good guy...


Title: Re: Meeting a wrestler.....tell us your story.
Post by: GraniteCityDon on February 13, 2012, 08:28:22 AM
I remember being so involved that when Jake Roberts was sprayed in the face by Rock Martel i was genuinely concerned for him (the blindfold match was a brilliant concept as a result!). Same when Savage was bitten by the snake, brilliant TV and one hell of an emotional rollercoaster but everyone is injured so often these days and in the most ridiculous ways that nobody really cares.