Thursday, July 30, 2015

Mid-Atlantic Memories

Still image from the movie "Mid-Atlantic Memories"


Chris Youngblood, George South, and Mark Youngblood with DYDWYW

With Mark and Chris Youngblood in Charlotte. It was so great seeing them again!

WBTV 3 Interview

Just got interviewed by WBTV-3 in Charlotte. Come by the George South booth at Mid-Atlantic Legends Fanfest today and tomorrow (Friday)!

The Great Lance Russell

With Lance Russell and Bobby Fulton at Fanfest. Lance was the voice of Memphis wrestling for decades. I loved it when he came to our territory and co-hosted NWA Pro Wrestling with Bob Caudle.  They were a great team!

Throwback Thursday

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Tuesday, July 28, 2015


Just so I understand this, right? Somebody calls me an 'ugly word' and I never forgive them? But we lied, jailed, tore His skin off His body, nailed Him to a tree, smacked and spit on Him, tore His clothes off and then KILLED Him . . . . and He forgives us? I am confused! Preach!

Monday, July 27, 2015


Jesus knew I would never let one woman tell me what to do, so He gave me two of them to do it! Lol.

The Dynamic Duo (with Alfred)

They don't get any better than Cedric and Tessa!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

It Won't Be A Surprise with Me!

Listen folks, let me go ahead and save somebody the time and trouble! Just in case 8 years from now ya'll find an old beta tape of me .....

I HAVE SAID, DID, DRUNK, THOUGHT, LUSTED, LIED, FOUGHT, HATED, and messed up more than anyone! I am a sinner!

So don't ya'll go all nuts like it's a surprise!

But, I hate to let ya'll down, see I confessed all that to my JESUS, and He erased all of it with His sweet BLOOD. I WILL DO A NEW THING.

Isaiah 43:19

George South

Friday, July 24, 2015

10 Things I miss

l. My grandbabys.
2. Old fashion needing Jesus real tears at the church altar.
3. Making a Crockett town with my partner Gary Royal.
4. Steve Perry in front of Journey.
5. Dusty Rhodes, bleeding, on one knee, making a come-back while reaching out to Amercia.
6. 5 secs. left, Roger Staubach sees Drew Pearson wide open.
7. 4th grade lunch when I would write pretty girls 'do you love me' notes?
8. Wrestlers needing each other.
9. High School and my 76 Trans-Am.
l0. Heaven and the face of the ONE who gave me the other 9 things on my list.
l0a. My twins being little.

... o.k. I'm done!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

TV Show - Episode #129 - Tweety Bird Cage / Toll Booth Edition

Man, I love my Batman hat!!!

Ric Flair vs. George South on Mid-Atlantic Wrestling (1985)

Talk About Messing Up

Yep, want to talk about messing up?

I once punched Brute Benard in the mouth, right before he knocked me out. I blocked the Ultimate Warrior's clothesline which he didn't appreciate. I told the original Sheik what I wanted to use for a finish as he was getting his famous pencil out. I let Maddog Buzz Sawyer borrow my brand new kneepad. I tried to trade chops with Wahoo which didn't work out too good. I woke right up when Jake throwed his snake on me just after taking the DDT. Heck, I even made Ted Turner mad by wearing "John 3:16" on my trunks.

But the one thing I didn't mess up is asking JESUS to come into my heart and save me! Couldn't if I tried. It's based on what He did, not on what I didn't! 


Saturday, July 18, 2015

5 Things Makayla Smartened Me Up To

Just finished birthday lunch with the "World's Prettiest Grandbaby of All Time"

Five things Makayla smartened me up To:

1. She is 8 years old, not 7.
2. She made me a necklace but wasn't sure how big my head was.
3. She jumped right into the food because she knew I would stop her to pray anyway. 
4. She heard somebody say a cuss word, and asked, "Paw Paw, you ain't gonna say something to them?" P.S. - Thank Jesus they left. Bondsman gone to beach.
5. When I buckled her in her Mom's car seat, I asked her, "Makayla, do you know how much I love you?" She said, "Of course, Paw Paw!"

Now, the hardest part of my job; watching my world pull away as me and Steve Perry make our town.


Friday, July 17, 2015

Monday, July 13, 2015

US Championships

2nd Greatest book ever written with 5 of the greatest belts ever. These are all of Jim Crockett's U.S. title belts from 1975-1988! Actually all are replicas.... except one. One of those belts is actually the original championship belt worn in the ring and defended everywhere for Jim Crockett. Can you tell which one? Hint: only three men wore it: Sgt. Slaughter, Wahoo McDaniel, and Greg Valentine.

Dang. I owe Gateway big for this picture!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Dallas & Makayla

From September of 2011, with Dallas and Makayla. Just after sausage biscuits on my birthday at Bojangles!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

TV Show - Episode #127 - Helium Edition

Follow "Bullitt" Jake Manning on Twitter and Instagram at @manscoutmanning

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Claw Practice

You're never to young to start practicing your claw hold. Dallas has been working on his for the last 4 years!

Either They're Getting Bigger or I'm Getting Older!

My back is out. I walked around the fair all night like this. What the heck?

Paw Paw and the world's prettiest grandbabys fixen' to shut down the Faith fair!

Holding these two in my arms gets me through every day! 

Super Sunday

I am not Superman. Batman maybe, but not Superman.

I get in from the road most Saturday nights around 3 or 4 a.m. Amazing how good this old army cot feels Sunday mornings! Oh, how this body-slammed, elbowed in the mouth, book selling body wants to stay in bed. But, I ALWAYS get the biggest blessing from my wonderful church!

Thank you Pastor Jessie. What a great job this morning.


Batman sure glad he went!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy 4th

Know what makes my happy 4th? That moment at 8 a.m. as a Dad when you get a sweet call from one of your beautiful twins, that she is already laying on the beach!

Thank you, Jesus, for the smallest things!

Friday, July 3, 2015

Quiet Time

Hadn't been at the Faith Fair 20 minutes and have already adjustted an attitude!

Got here early just to sit in my car, turn Journey down a little and listen to the sounds of the carnival, reading my Bible, while I smell the funnel cakes. A goof walks up to my car, you would think my open Bible in my hands would be a hint to leave me alone! First thing out of his mouth, a cuss word, and he's just talking about the weather.

I close my eyes to pray, the idiot cusses again. Finally, enough!

Rambo didn't turn the other cheek, but I sure let the idiot know I'm trying to read my Bible. Is he that stupid?

Whew! Friends keep your cell phones close, my bondsman is closed for the 4th.

Makayla Makes Every Day Better

I love this little girl so much. I surprised her picking her up from school yesterday. Her smile makes my life better!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Great American Bash 1987

My date book for 1987 where I worked the Great American Bashes. The biggest week I ever had. I even wrote down my payoffs! Friday, Norfolk $650. Saturday in Charlotte $500. Maybe my biggest weekend ever? That's a lot of money even today, but that was a whole lot of money in 1987. Little George said Daddy please work the Bashes again, 5 toys in one week!  

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

TV Show - Episode 126 (Ricky Steamboat Edition)

Monthly Greeting - July 2015

JULY 2015

WOW! Summertime is for Steamboat!

"Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth.'' Isaiah 43;19. This is one of my favorite verses and what a great time to use it. A new beautiful month is here and also, my brand new web site has landed. Thank you everyone that has let me know how much they love it. Dick Bourne at the Mid-Atlantic Gateway always does things first class and he knew how much my site means to me and my kids. I am the worst when it comes to change so yeah I was a little nervous. I mean my life and my career has been in his hands for many years, for all you fans to see. He did not let me or the fans down. I love it!

Last months was one of the saddest months in my life. I lost three great friends who I spent more time with than my family. I loved Dusty, Tommy and Buddy so much. I will miss them. Dusty, took such good care of me. I bought my first house and put my kids through school because of him. Always tell the ones you love how much they mean to you. Going by Jim Crocket's old office last week was something I needed to do. I sure miss picking up my Mid-Atlantic check with Litt. George every Tuesday and letting him play on Gene Anderson's lap!

  • I spoke to Little Ricky Steamboat this week and he is so happy. Then, getting to have time in the ring with the greatest babyface of all time on Saturday in Clayton, N.C. Ricky Steamboat -- this was one of my all time favorite moments. He is the "beautifulest" man I have ever met, inside and out. 
  • My wrestling school is growing every day. We really do it the right way. Over 6 of my newest students got to wrestle in their first match this week at the fair in Faith, N.C. I was so proud of them.
  • Charlie Dreamer, who I miss so much, got to meet Tessa last weekend and I shared the picture on my great site. I love both of them.
  • I was in touch with Blackjack Mulligan a week or so ago. He's had a tough go of it lately but that big cowboy ain't been throwed yet. He said to tell all his fans hello. 
  • A special hello to Lori and Jillian. It's always a tough time when Brad Armstrong's birthday rolls around. Check out this great picture of Brad coming to the ring the night I wrestled him in Spartanburg, SC at the Night of Legends event there. That was 10 years ago! Where does time go. I miss you Brad.

Just two months away and Romo puts down the fishing pole and picks up a football. I cant wait.

Aaaaaaaaaaah, the world is nuts! Jesus please hurry! Listen at this, a Kentucky man, David Daniels walks naked through a Wal-Mart with only a mask on, and pours milk on himself while his idoit friend records it! Yes, this world is just about over. The biggest reason I hate this guy, he didn't get his mask from my gimmick table!!

Makayla, Paw-Paw needs a hug!!

Thanks to everyone for getting a copy of DYDWYW last month and I'm on my way to the post office now to mail out three more copies.

If I can rent you a ring, show you a picture of the prettyest grandbabys, Makayla, Dallas and Maverick, to make you jealous, just let me know.

God Bless and see next month!