Thursday, September 26, 2013

  Well, after almost two years I thought I would drop by the ole Blog to say Hello to everyone and let y'all know I'm still around. Been so long that it took me awhile to remember how to log myself in! And, I was amazed at the number of views that this little site has gotten and is still getting! Thank you all! It has received over 4,500 views as of this posting and over 130 views so far this month. Pretty amazing to me since it has just been sitting around out there in Blogger Land with millions of others I guess! I will try to do better and post my thoughts more often and to me that just confirms my belief that there are still so many wrestling fans that truly loved the days when Professional Wrestling was Wrestling, and run by different promotions in different territories around the country. The fans were fortunate to be able to see some truly great wrestling talent in their towns or a town near them on a weekly basis, and I was truly fortunate to be a small part of this here in Mississippi. Unfortunately, as the great song writer/poet Bob Dylan wrote "The Times They Are A Changing" and for wrestling it started changing when the territories started closing and the choices started dwindling down to what we have now. Basically two choices on TV and I'm surprised one is still hanging on, and maybe a live show in a town somewhere near you once every year or two. As I have stated before there are many Indy promotions trying to run shows around the country, most of which would be a waste of your money to attend if admission were free. I am not saying that there are not some very talented guys out there now because there are. The problem is that there are no territories out there where these guys can learn from the real teachers and wrestle every night against different opponents to learn to wrestle the right way. Enough on that for now.
  I want to switch gears a bit now and do something I haven't done before and give something a plug. I highly recommend that if you are not already a fan of this particular BlogTalk Radio Show that you tune in and give it a listen. It's called Mantell's Corral and is hosted by a dear friend of mine Cowboy Johnny Mantell. It is on every Wednesday night a 9pm CST. You can easily find it by going to Johnny's website, find it on Facebook, or just call 917-889-3845 Wednesday nights to listen and you can even call in with questions or comments. At times Johnny will have a special guest on but the main thing is that you will be able to listen to many stories about the good old days of wrestling, advice to the young guys out there and even about life, the territories, the road trips, and the ribs. Check it out!
  I know this has been short tonight but will back soon. I have a couple of friends that I have not spoken to recently but plan on doing so in the next few days and will update you on how they are doing. If you are reading this, I am sure you will remember them. Signing out for now but once again I want to thank each and every one of you for looking! You never know when I'll drop in again so STAY TUNED my friends!