Saturday, November 21, 2015

With the "Hawaiian Punch"!

I got to visit with Ricky Steamboat in Norfolk, VA Friday night and show him the new book on the U.S. championship by my buddy Dick Bourne at the Mid-Atlantic Gateway. Ricky held that title several times in the 1970s and 1980s.

We spent 30 minutes talking about the U.S. belt! He remembered that "heavyweight" was misspelled on the belt and loved seeing all those photos of it again. He marked out a little remembering working with Buddy Rogers in one of the U.S. tournaments. And got mad that Slaughter put new leather on the black belt! haha

It was great seeing Ricky again as always, he's just so first class in everything he does. He may be "the Dragon" to all of you, but he'll always be "the Hawaiian Punch" to me!