Monday, May 2, 2016

Monthly Greeting - May 2016

MAY 2016

"For God So Loved Me, That HE Gave His Only Son To Take My Place!" ( John 3:16).

Where does the time go? It is May already and summertime is very near. Summertime is for Steamboat and Youngblood!

I am so proud of my website. When a person walks up to me as they always do and ask for a business card...(really, does anybody still use them?)...I am able to just tell them to go to my great site and it answers all their questions. Thank you Dick Bourne.

My new grandbaby "Axl South", will be here soon. Just wait, going to be the greatest thing since Paul Jones showed up to save Wahoo from the Andersons in that famous cage match!

With two of my students, Cedric Alexander and
Tessa Blanchard. So proud of ALL my students!
  • What a great time to be a pro-wrestling fan in the Carolinas. They are so many great groups running great shows and it gives my wrestling school kids places to learn. 
  • Speaking of my great wrestling school, Tessa Blanchard is doing so great. She lives in Florida now and I miss her like crazy. Her recent appearances on NXT have made me so proud. 
  • Another one of my students, Caleb Konnelly just signed a contract with TNA. So proud of him.
  • I really have been blessed to be around Paul Jones, Wahoo and Brad Armstrong early in my career and learned the right way, which allows me to pass it on to my school.
  • I speak to Brad Armstrong's sweet family, Jillian and Lori at least one a week and they are doing great. Jillian will be finishing high school very soon and that just blows my mind! Please continue to pray for the families of those we lost in pro-wrestling.

My Dallas Cowboys did very well in the draft. And what about the idiot that posted the video of that player drafted by the Dolphins smoking pot right before the draft? No, he didn't even make my idiot bag this month, but he still is in the running!

My favorite part of the month. Let me paint a picture for you of "Grandpaw Walton" (remember him?) sitting in front of the radio after a big supper!  The match has just went 15 minutes, both guys have worked hard, the crowd is having a great time, it's only the second match so they're not burned out. The "super over" babyface, WWF legend, Billy Gunn, hits his famous finisher. Yes, the same one that he has used against the Rock, John Cena, and others. That finisher. The crowd goes NUTS. Heck even I go nuts! The fans start counting 1, 2, 3.....  But wait!!  I'm glad they did, because the goof idoit referee sure didn't!!! Yes, you read that right! The goof just didn't count. He did nothing! Hahahahaha but Billy Gunn sure did! Last I saw him, the referee was walking down I-81 with his thumb out and referee shirt on! I love my job!!!

Hope everyone has a great month and rent a ring from me, buy a book or just don't act like a goof, and I will be your friend!

See you at the matches, God bless!

- George

Calendar Update - May 2016

MAY 2016

Friday, May 6 - Saturday, May 7, '' S.C. Strawberry Fesitival, Ft. Mill, S.C. ( 8 shows in 2 days. Check show times at the park.)
Tuesday, May 10, GSouth Wrestling School, Charlotte, N.C.

Friday, May 13, Burns Middle School, Shelby, N.C.
Saturday, May 14, EWA Birthday Party Show, 10AM Bell time. ( All GSouth Wrestling School Require.)
Saturday, May 14, BTW High School, Lincolnton, N.C. (Special Guest, Sting)
Sunday, May 15, AML, Metro Conv. Center, Hickory, N.C. ( TNA vs. AML)
Tuesday, May 17, GSouth Wrestling School, Charlotte, N.C.

Saturday, May 21, Charlotte Motor Speedway, 11a.m. Bell time. (FREE FREE)
Saturday, May 21, NAWA Comm. Center, Drexel, N.C.
Sunday, May 22, EWA Birthday Party Show, Gastonia, N.C. 11a.m. Bell time.
Tuesday, May 24, GSouth Wrestling School, Charlotte, N.C.

Saturday, May 28, Charlotte, Motor Speedway, 11a.m. Bell time. ( FREE FREE)
Tuesday, May 31, GSouth Wrestling School, Charlotte, N.C.

Sunday, April 24, 2016


Abba loves it when Daddy comes to visit her at work dressed like this.

Terry Funk is a Class Act

Terry Funk is such a class act. I asked him to sign a photo to my grandson Dallas and this is what he wrote:

To Dallas, a future Super Star and WWE Worlds Champ for sure.
Your friend,
Terry Funk

My Youngest Son Garrett

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Throwback Thursday: Somebody Take The Money

by Dick Bourne
Mid-Atlantic Gateway
This updated story was originally published in 2011 on the Mid-Atlantic Gateway

Jason Jones told us about showing an online video to Harley Race while kicking back one afternoon in the World League Wrestling office.

Jason is a great young wrestler who was trained by George South back in the early 2Ks, and has wrestled for NOAH in Japan and had a few appearances in the WWE. Wrestling as Harley's son Leland Race, he is currently the World League Wrestling Champion for Race's WLW group in Missouri, and is heavily involved in running the front office for that company.

Back in 2005, George South was involved in a feud with Brad Anderson (son of the late great Gene Anderson of the Minnesota Wrecking Crew) over the EWA championship in North Carolina. George put a bounty on the head of Anderson in hopes that he wouldn't have to put the title up against him. We got the idea at the time to do a video about the bounty and copy the memorable video Harley Race did in similar circumstances back in 1983 with Ric Flair. Then for fun, we took both videos and blended them together.

It was that edited video that Jason showed Harley in the office that day:

Harley is like a lot of the veteran stars from days gone by. He appreciates the respect shown him by the younger generations. Harley had a smile on his face as he watched the video, and seemed to appreciate the tip of the hat.

But he also had one more comment to Jason about George:

"That kid is nuts."

From the Mid-Atlantic Archive Series
"Cokes & Popcorn"

"Cokes and Popcorn" are little stories of humor and respect that I come across along the way of putting the Mid-Atlantic Gateway website together, and they are little stories I want to hang onto. Not sure where the name of the section comes from; I just find these little stories refreshing.
More Cokes & Popcorn: "Never Let 'em See You Sell, Kid."