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."

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Blackjack and George

With Blackjack at the headlock Ranch in Florida (2005)

The Twins and Blackjack's Belt

The Sotos wearing Blackjack's belt ...... together!

Garrett & Blackjack's Boot

On my 2005 trip down to Florida with Dick Bourne to visit Blackjack, he gave me a pair of his wrestling boots. Dick took this photo of Garrett holding one of them when we got back to Charlotte.

That was a BIG MAN.

The Funker!

With former NWA World Heavyweight Champion Terry Funk!

A Meeting of the Minds


Terry Funk and me before a show solving the world's problems. Or maybe just working out a finish. Or I may be getting him to sign something to my twins!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Through the Lens of Ted DiBiase

Ted sent me this picture he took from his suite at AT&T stadium at WrestleMania! We both love the Cowboys so much.

Dallas At Bat

My grandson Dallas at the plate!

Friday, April 1, 2016

Appearance Calendar - April 2016

APRIL 2016

Friday, April 1, Humphreys Chapel AME Church, Dallas, N.C. (5 p.m. Bell time.) FREE!!
Saturday, April 2, NAWA , RO Huffman Building, Drexel, N.C.
Tuesday, April 5, GSouth Wrestling School, Charlotte, N.C.

Friday, April 8, CWS, High School, Asheboro, N.C.
Saturday, April 9, NG Armory, Mocksville, N.C. (Special Guest Terry Funk.)
Sunday, April 10, Friendship Baptist Church, Lancaster, S.C. 11 a.m. Service.
Tuesday, April 12, GSouth Wrestling School, Charlotte, N.C.

Saturday, April 16, Superstar Wars, Forestview High School, Gastonia, N.C. (See poster below)
Sunday, April 17, PWX, Escapde, Charlotte, N.C.
Tuesday, April 19, GSouth Wrestling School, Charlotte, N.C.

Friday, April 22, Old Gym, Moorseboro, N.C.
Saturday, April, 23 AML , St. Johns Lutheran School, Winston Salem, N.C.
Tuesday, April 26, GSouth Wrestling School, Charlotte, N.C.

Friday, April 29, BTW, Prince George, Va.
Saturday, April 30, BTW, Bluefield Va.

Message to the Fans - April 2016

APRIL 2016

"For God So Loved The World, He Gave His Only Son. '' - John 3:16
What a great way to start off a new month. I love this time of year. Yes, because I don't have to run the heat or air, but that's not the real reason. Just a fresh start, a do over, a chance to try and get it right. God is such a loving God. He does not care how many times we fall, just how many times we get back up.

So the "Batman vs. Superman" movie that nobody seemed to like has done almost a billion dollars?! All righty then. My grandbaby Dallas told me, "It's the greatest thing I ever saw Paw Paw."

  • It may not be "Jim Crockett Promotions", but there sure is some great wrestling going on around here. With AML, PWX, EWA and Big Time Wrestling, there is something for everybody. 
  • I am very excited to be at the event coming up this month where Terry Funk will be here for two days. He is one of my favorites and fans will get a once in a life time chance to meet him. Of course, I got to ask him about the U.S. Heavyweight Title tournament in Greensboro were he wrestled Paul Jones.
  • Big Time Wrestling (BTW) will be bringing STING to the High School in Lincolton, N.C. next month and I'm sure it will sell out. Sting is one of the good ones. He gave his heart to Jesus years ago and continues to do great work for the kingdom. 
  • Tessa Blanchard is on her way to Texas, and to see WrestleMania. I am so proud of that young lady.
  • My wrestling school signed up 12 new students this past month. Last week we had a man come to watch training. He actually was stupid enough to laugh when one of my kids landed wrong. Bad mistake! After "Dick Slater" smartened him up, he didn't return. Imagine that?  
  • My 2nd greatest book continues to be the greatest selling wrestling book I have ever sold. You can order one right from my website!

Four months to football pre-season and then it won't be long until I have a plate of wings for kick-off and a big glass of alka-selzer for Romo's first interception!

Now, can you believe the goof who came to my wrestling school and laughed at one of my students, but then was throwed out by me, is not the one I'm writing about? Yes, there are plenty of idiots to go around! So North Carolina has spoken, no men in the ladies bathrooms. But the NBA and others want it to be changed. Said it is not fair! WHAT?????? Has the world gone nuts? We are so far gone now, the only thing to fix it is JESUS! Better give your heart to Him now. Before its to late!!

I hope everybody has a great month. If I can rent you a ring, sell you a belt or a canvas, babysit your kids, walk your dog, just let me know! God Bless.

- George