Jim Ross has a new blog entry up at JrsBarBQ.com; here are the highlights…
On Mike Tyson: Mike Tyson, as we have mentioned here before grew up as a HUGE WWWF fan as a kid in Brooklyn, was a big Chief Jay Strongbow fan as best as I remember from my conversations with the one time “Baddest Man on the Planet.” Mike even told me of making his own toy wrestling ring so he could re-enact what he saw on WWWF TV. Tyson likely missed a big payday or two by not venturing into a pro wrestling ring on PPV back in the day.
On Ludvig Borga: Too bad to hear about the untimely death of Tony Halme aka Ludvig Borga who had a brief stint in WWE many years ago. Ludvig had a great look and was a fair hand in the ring. I do remember that we had to make sure and cover up an “SS” tattoo that he had on his calf which was not a flattering choice of ink and was extremely politically incorrect for any generation.
On Stacy “The Kat” Carter: Talked recently to Stacey Carter, former bride of Jerry Lawler better known as Stacey “The Kat” Carter back in the day in WWE who is now in the real estate business in the Ft. Myers, Florida area. The Mrs and I are planning on heading to that area when it warms up there and Stacey is lending us a hand with finding us a place to stay. She said that she has a reality TV show in the works with CMT that it has a chance of being picked up. It will center around Stacey, her former career in wrestling and her new career in real estate and will feature cameos from recognizable, veteran wrestling stars. I hope that she has a hit on her hands and more importantly that the show gets a chance.
On YouTubing Dr. Death: I did some “You Tubing” this weekend and if you have not checked out any of the classic tag bouts with Dr. Death and Terry Gordy either in Japan or WCW, I encourage you to do so. There was a point in time where Williams and Gordy were, without question, the best tag team in the world and are discussed in the same breath as the Funks along with Stan Hansen and Bruiser Brody as the top foreign tag teams in Japanese wrestling history.
You can read the full blog entry at JrsBarBQ.com.