Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Wrecking Crew Update

Cedric Alexander, Carter Anderson and George South
at George South Training School at Highspots in Charlotte
Carter "Little Gene" Anderson stopped by training last night to say hey. It was so good to see him. He has gotten so big! Carter is the son of a good friend of mine, Brad Anderson, and the grandson of the legendary Gene Anderson, one half of the Minnesota Wrecking Crew.

Carter is always great about bringing his granddaddy's famous wrestling boots with him to our Anderson Brothers Classic shows. He just won't let me wear them!

His big brother Blaine, who plays football for the University of Alabama, recently added another championship to the Anderson family trophy case. Check out the story on the Mid-Atlantic Gateway!

Another in the Long Line of Anderson Championships
Mid-Atlantic Gateway

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Superstar Wars in Gastonia - April 16

Rock-n-Roll Express & Road Warrior Animal
Powers of Pain (Warlord and Barbarian) & Mr. #1 George South

Saturday, January 23, 2016

My Letter from Sandy Scott
Please go to the Mid-Atlantic Gateway and read their article about a letter I got from Sandy Scott when I was a young teenage fan in 1975. This letter meant so much to me and I still have it to this day.

The story is titled "A Letter from a Childhood Hero" and it is also featured in the book "The Last Rassler".

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

TV Show Episode #152 - Heart Attack Edition

George to trainees waiting in the ring:
"You guys be quiet, this is more important than training!"

Jake Manning is available on Twitter & Instagram @manscoutmanning
George South's book is available at

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Should've Been A Cowboy - Part Two

Monday Night Football 1993. Greatest Monday Night Football open ever!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Should've Been a Cowboy

Ric Flair at Dorton Arena in Raleigh circa early 1980s (photo by Chuck Coates)

I might of had a side kick with a funny name
Running wild through the hills chasing Jesse James
Ending up on the brink of danger
Riding shotgun for the Texas Rangers
Go west young man, haven't you been told
California's full of whisky, women and gold
Sleeping out all night beneath the desert stars
Dream in my eye and a prayer in my heart

I should've been a Cowboy
I should've learned to rope and ride
Wearing my six-shooter riding my pony on a cattle drive
Stealing the young girl's hearts
Just like Gene and Roy
Singing those campfire songs
I should've been a cowboy

(Lyrics by Toby Keith) 

NWA TV Championship with DYDWYW

Great belt. Great book. (Photo by Mike Lee)

Little George's Family

My son's beautiful family. Renewing vows!

Monday, January 4, 2016

Monthly Greeting - Jan. 2016


Happy New Year! Yes, a brand new year to start over. To get it right, and not look back! Jesus has made everything new and he wants to make this the best year you have ever had. He can because "He died for our sins." 1 Cor. 15:3

I love this time of year. I still have my Christmas tree up, Journey cranked up and money left on my Bojangle's gift card. Ain't nothing going to bring me down. Not even my Dallas Cowboys who have broke my heart, picked it up, and then broke it again this year.

I never thought I would ever say this, but if I got to pull for a team now, it would be the Redskins, just for my friend Chuck Coates. Please keep Chuck on your prayer list. He loves Jesus so much and me and him have been friends for over 25 years.

This year will be the most exciting because Little George and Heather are having another baby and I'm getting another grandbaby, so watch out! The Von-Erichs are growing! 

  • I got a Christmas card from my favorite wrestler, Paul Jones, this year and I still get so excited to hear from him.
  • Young wrestling fans will never know what they have missed. The chance to write your favorite wrestler a letter and have them send you a picture or a letter back is one of the greatest things in the world. I hope everyone will check out the Mid-Atlantic Gateway's story on Wally Dusek who used to work for Jim Crockett and what it meant when a letter did get sent back.
  • This year will be my 38th year in pro-wrestling and it has been a dream come true. God has been so good to me. Being able to watch Tessa prepare for her 2nd tour of Japan, the Owen Hart DVD from WWE are just other examples of his blessings.
  • Thanks to Ric Flair for his podcast mentions of me the last few weeks. See more about that here. I can't wait to see the ESPN 30 for 30 event coming up in a few months.
  • I also got the sweetest Christmas card from Brad Armstrong's family and I cant believe how big Jillian is getting. I love that family so much.

On this lonely road of faith....

Is it just me getting more like Ole Anderson every day or are people getting worse? Have you noticed every time somebody may lose a loved one, a pet or even some good news like a new grandbaby, a new job or even a new car, that idiot people always say -- and I mean always say -- "Well I lost my wife, or I lost my dog, or I just got a new car, or I just got a new job, too!" Aaaaiaiaiaieeaa!!! Goofs, it ain't a contest!! Lol, most people that just have to say back to you they have did all this, too, actually ain't!!! Have a great day!!!!

Whew! As Clark Griswold says, where's the Tylenol?? 

Have a great month and rent a ring from me, buy my book, let me train you to be a pro-wrestler or just suplex you!  God bless,
Don't look back - -  look to Jesus!

God bless you, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

- George

Calendar - January 2016

Tuesday, Jan. 5, GSouth Wrestling School, Charlotte, N.C.

Friday, Jan. 8, Rec. Center, Ronda, N.C.
Saturday, Jan. 9, American Legion, OSWA, Concord, N.C.
Sunday, Jan. 10, PWX, Charlotte, N.C.
Tuesday, Jan. 12, GSouth Wrestling School, Charlotte, N.C.

Saturday, Jan. 16, TBA
Tuesday, Jan. 19, GSouth Wrestling School, Charlotte, N.C.

Saturday, Jan. 23, TBA
Tuesday, Jan. 26, GSouth Wrestling School, Charlotte, N.C.

Friday, Jan. 29, Mens Prayer Retreat, Black Mtn. N.C.
Saturday, Jan. 30, AML, Fairgrounds, Winston-Salem N.C.


There's Always Next Year