Thursday, December 31, 2015


Does it get any better than this as a kid? Heck no - - greatest TV show ever!

Maybe greatest BATMAN ever! 
With his number one fan!


Wednesday, December 30, 2015

TV Show - Episode #150! HOLY COW! That's One-Five-O!

Jake Manning is available on Twitter & Instagram @manscoutmanning

Monday, December 28, 2015

Evel Knievel

The next best thing to Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling on a Saturday afternoon in the 1970s was Evel Knievel motorcycle jumping on "ABC's Wide World of Sports."

Monday, December 21, 2015

"Today, You're Ricky Steamboat"

The Mid-Atlantic Gateway has posted a story about my 1988 match with Ric Flair on Superstation WTBS.  The Gateway is my favorite website, by the way. I wrote in my book "Dad You Don't Work You Wrestle" that I found my own Noah's Ark and it was full of Mid-Atlantic Wrestling stuff. That's the Gateway.

Here's the first part. Click the link below to read the whole story!

Ric Flair Tells George South: 
"Today You're Ricky Steamboat"

by Dick Bourne,  Mid-Atlantic Gateway

I've written before about all the stories that George South has told me over the many years we've been good friends, and usually I find myself not believing half of them. I mean, come on - - wrestlers tend to tell tall tales, am I right? And George loves to tell a good story. But then someone comes along that was involved in one of those stories and says something that confirms his story and I wind up calling him and confessing  - - "You were right!"

Such was the case on a recent episode of the "WOOOO! Nation" podcast, when Ric Flair and co-host Conrad Thompson were taking questions sent in by fans. One question dealt with wrestler Mike Jackson and why he never quite got a break to move up the cards back in the day. Jackson was thought of at the time (and still to this day) as one of the best underneath workers in the business and all the main event guys liked working with him.

But Flair moved on quickly from Jackson and said this, which confirmed part of a story George had told me long ago:

"You know who was actually the best worker back then, was George South .... I got in the ring with him one time and I said, 'Buddy, today you're Ricky Steamboat'. And we tore it down."  - Ric Flair, WOOOO! Nation, December 9, 2015

Read the entire story of match with Ric Flair RIGHT HERE!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

With Ricochet and Tessa

With Ricochet and Tessa at Tremont Music Hall in Charlotte. They are tearing this building down next week. Kind of sad!

TV Show Episode #149 - Christmas Show

At the 10:14 mark, my phone rings. I thought it was the Ghost of Buzz Sawyer calling me, but it was actually the Mid-Atlantic Gateway. I thought I had silenced the phone, but I actually pressed the answer button, and then put it back in my pocket. So the Gateway was listening to the the rest of the show LIVE! Dang, I used half my minutes!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

King Shane Williams wins EWA Jr. Heavyweight Championship

A new EWA World Jr. Heavyweight champion was "crowned" Saturday night, December 12, after an exhausting tournament held in Drexel, NC.

King Shane Williams (with Queen Taylor) defeated T.O. in the finals of the tournament. he becomes the 11th wrestler to hold the prestigious title.

The championship had been earlier vacated by Zane Dawson when he failed to make weight. Dawson had held the title since June of 2014.

Williams joins an elite group of wrestlers who have held the title including Mike Lee, Brad Thomas, George South Jr., Jason Jones, Charlie Dreamer, Jake Manning, Caleb Conley, Baron Bullard, and Cedric Alexander, among others.

When asked by reporters how it felt to win the EWA Jr. title, Williams simply replied, "It's good to be King!"

ADDED NOTE: We will be updating our EWA title histories soon!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

George South Interviewed for ESPN's "30 for 30" Feature on Ric Flair

George South was interviewed the morning of December 9, 2015 for an upcoming episode of ESPN's "30 for 30" that will focus on the life and career of Ric Flair. The episode is scheduled to air in late 2016. The shoot, with also included Magnum T.A. and others, took place in a warehouse at in Charlotte.

More photos after the jump.

George South Training School

A recent photo from my training school at Highspots. With Cedric Alexander and Tessa Blanchard, two of the best!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Monthly Greeting - December 2015


WOW, it is here, my favorite time of the year! Merry Christmas to everyone! "For unto us is born the Christ child." What a great time to be alive. God is in control and the peace that passes all understanding can also be yours. Just call on the name of the One who made you.

My son Brock is worse than me. He had his tree up 2 months ago. I know I am only 53 years old but I have never met anyone in my life that is offended when I say Merry Christmas, have you? Were do they get this from?

My beautiful twins have a birthday this month and I am so proud of them.

  • Wrestlecade 4 is now in the books and this one was the best one yet. Thanks to Tracy Myers, Brian, Will and Tim for letting me be a part. My favorite moments were with Bob Caudle, Bill Eddie and when Tully pulled me to the side and thanked me for all I had done for Tessa. Over 3000 fans came over the weekend and over 100 pro wrestlers worked their gimmick tables. Whew.....think about that the next time you have a few family members over for supper and you want to scream.
  • My wrestling school now has over 40 students signed up and I am so thankful. Tessa continues to amaze me and everybody else. 
  • My wrestling school t-shirt is selling great and what a great testimony of a guy that bought my book at a wrestling show and after reading it, realized God loves him to!

Are my Cowboys done? I sure know Romo is! I never expected it to be this bad. I was there when they went 1 and 15 years ago and I think this is worse.

Its raining hard, I mean Noah's Ark hard, storming and I have to run into Wal-Mart to get my milk. The good kind, not that 2% gimmick. And after paying, I almost get run over by the young man bringing the shopping carts in from the rain, wiping them off and making sure they are nice and warm. As I walk outside, this sweet lady from Salvation Army is ringing the bell, yes, in the rain!!! I mean, her red kettle now looks like a cooking pot full of water. Is it that much trouble for Wal-Mart to let the woman come inside?? Aaaaaaaaaaaah! Are you people crazy?  Geez.......

If I can rent you a ring, sell you a book or eat your cookies and milk, just let me know! Thanks everyone for a great year.

Don't look back - -  look to Jesus!

God bless you, and MERRY CHRISTMAS!

- George

George's Calendar - December 2015


Friday, Dec. 4, C.C. Griffen Middle School, Charlotte, N.C. (Special Guest Ricky Steamboat.)
Saturday, Dec. 5, Middle School, Pickens, S.C.
Tuesday, Dec. 8, GSouth Wrestling School, Charlotte, N.C.

Saturday, Dec. 12, R.O. Huffman Center, Drexel, N.C.
Tuesday, Dec. 15, G. South Wrestling School, Charlotte, N.C.
Wednesday, Dec. 16, '' HAPPY BIRTHDAY Soto's , Abba and Scarlet.

Saturday, Dec.19, PWX, Armory, Hickory, N.C.
Tuesday, Dec. 22, GSouth Wrestling School, Charlotte, N.C.

Friday, Dec. 25, '' MERRY CHRISTMAS. ''
Friday, Dec. 25, NMCW, Armory, Kings Mtn. N.C.
Tuesday, Dec. 29, GSouth Wrestling School, Charlotte, N.C