Sunday, November 26, 2017

WrestleCade

What a night with Jerry "The King" Lawler.

I told Lawler and the crowd I'm fighting for Adam West. Lawler started laughing.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Charlotte Observer Feature

 
BY JOE MARUSAK
Charlotte Observer
OCTOBER 07, 2017 9:19 AM


Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/latest-news/article177615781.html#storylink=cpy

George South was Ric Flair’s favorite opponent in the wrestling ring. Flair pinned him “a couple hundred times,” South said, while always respecting his skill and work ethic.

The 55-year-old South lives in Charlotte and still travels the country as a professional wrestler, but saving souls is what counts the most now, he told the Observer on Friday.

South was set to wrestle the next day in an outdoor ring at Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway where he would minister to fans the final 15 minutes or so of his hour-long appearance, and then drive to a wrestling event at Clayton Fitness in Clayton, near Raleigh, that night.



http://www.georgesouth.com/p/the-last-rassler.html

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Visit with Cedric


It was great being able to visit with my former student Cedric and his family. So very proud of him!!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Reward for Good Work: J.J. talks about George South on "The JJ Dillon Show"

by Dick Bourne
Special from the Mid-Atlantic Gateway (midatlanticgateway.com)

On James J. Dillon's recent podcast "The JJ DIllon Show" (episode #10 which dropped Thursday 8/31), co-host Rich Bochinni read an email from a listener of the show. The listener asked about some of the enhancement talent that the main event guys liked to work with. J.J. answered by also talking about how one guy in particular meant a lot to him in those years:


"I always mention George South's name because, what would happen when I would line up the TVs and I would know how many enhancement people I would need, instead of going down a list, I relied very heavily on George South. And George took a big load off me knowing that he had people who he knew were going to be reliable, were going to show up dressed properly, have a respectable match, and it took a burden off of me not having to worry, especially if I hadn't seen the guy before. And as a result George worked a lot. In fact, and goes back a couple of years ago, there was one day when I was somewhere in Charlotte, and George South came up to me, and he said, 'I want to thank you because i just paid off my home and I woe you.' I just stopped him dead in his tracks and said 'George, you owe me nothing. Whatever good fortune you had was becasue you were smart enough to save your money and because I relied on you and you earned that distinction. I knew with all the other things that I had to do, if I had to have four people there, you were one of the four, and I trusted you to give me the name of the others, and you weren't going to give me the same four guys all the time, so it wasn't like you were gaining favor with certain guys, I totally trusted you and that trust was rewarded by George South.' And so I said, 'George, you owe me nothing. You earned everything that you have, and I'm just glad that you got maybe a little more work than some of the others, but you earned that right to get it.'

"Sometimes on the house shows, we would have a spot or two on the card to fill, and so I would call George and he would get some extra bookings and that was kind of a way of compensating him for what he did for me in terms of when I had a million other distractions and needed guys for TV and he made me look good. So I was dead sincere when I told George you don't owe me a thing. If anything, I owe you because you earned everything that you ever got.

And George was a great talent in the ring, I know Ric loved to work with him. But to answer your question, I don't know that there were handpicked guys. It's just everybody that was kind of like surrounding George South were all of that kind of quality, that went you went out there, they looked presentable in the ring, their ring gear looked professional, and when the bell rang, regardless of how many minutes there was or what was called for, you were gonna get a quality match."

You can listen to J.J. Dillon's weekly podcast on the MLW Radio Netowrk or download from wherever you like to get your podcasts.


http://horsemen.midatlanticgateway.com

Ready For the Cowboys Kickoff!


Thursday, September 7, 2017

Birthday Dad (and Grandaddy!)

My birthday picture with one half of the Sotos.

I about can't pick her up anymore!!


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Cedric's Bubblegum Card!


Yes, when I was a kid, we called them bubblegum cards! And you got a piece of bubblegum in the pack!

So proud of Cedric.


Thursday, June 22, 2017

Visiting Mr. #1

Trevor (Ricochet) and Tessa stopped by Highspots to see me at training.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Graduation Day!

So proud of my son Garrett! All five of my kids through high school now! WHEW!! Mr. Florida is worn out!!

 


Sunday, May 28, 2017

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Dallas Goes to Poison Concert


Little George took Dallas to Poison concert tonight. Shirt came off first thing!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Willie Mack




Enjoyed meeting this kid at a recent AML show. Willie Mack, he's way too nice a guy to be in the wrestling business. What the heck. Watched his great match!


He's one of Dick Bourne's favorites on Lucha Underground, who calls him the Rufus R. "Freight Train" Jones of the 2000s. Except with moonsaults!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

My new promo pic!

Me and Tony Atlas!


Charlotte Magazine Article on Cedric Alexander

Meet Charlotte Native and WWE Wrestler Cedric Alexander
Ahead of Sunday's Wrestlemania, we spoke to the locally-trained cruiserweight

BY KRISTEN WILE
Published: 2017.03.31 10:29 AM

When Cedric Alexander Johnson was eight or nine years old, he sat down at a barbershop in Grier Heights and looked to his left. He knew the person sitting there. He stared at the man for a while, until the man finally looked down at him.

“Hey, how you doin’?” the man asked the child.

“I’m good,” Johnson said. “Are you Muggsy Bogues?”

“Yes,” Bogues responded.

As far as Johnson can recall, the barbershop didn’t have a name, it simply had a sign that read “barbershop.” But he vividly remembers the moment when he told the Charlotte Hornets legend he was really good at basketball.

“It was an experience that stuck with me,” he says. “That was probably my first celebrity I ever met.”

Today, Johnson is a celebrity in his own right. The WWE wrestler competes as Cedric Alexander in the company’s Cruiserweight Division, which premiered last year, on Monday Night Raw and on the WWE Network's 205 Live. Johnson lost weight to hit the 205-pound mark, the maximum weight allowed....

>>> Read the rest of the article on Cedric at CharlotteMagazine.com



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http://www.georgesouth.com/p/the-last-rassler.html

Friday, March 31, 2017

I Sure Do Miss This Girl!


It was nice to run into Tessa while at WrestleCon in Orlando!

Dropping by to see the Nature Boy


Got to say hey to Ric at WrestleCon in Orlando.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

On The Road

Shane Douglas, Robert Gibson, Bobby Fulton, Ricky Morton, and George South
March 18, 2017 - Clayton, NC

Monday, March 6, 2017

The Nature Boy

Photo-bombing my son and Nature Boy Ric Flair

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Coming to Wrestle Expo in Richmond in May!

http://www.wrestleexporva.com

Looking forward to being in Richmond VA for the Mid-Atlantic Wrestle Expo on May 20th!

So many great guys there like Ted DiBiase, Jimmy Valiant, Ivan Koloff, Ricky and Robert, Barbarian, J.J. Dillon, Tommy Young, The Patriot Del Wilkes, Greg Valentine, Animal, Masked Superstar (Ax) Bill Eadie, Jim Cornette, Nikita Koloff, Eric Bischoff, Big Van Vader, Bruce Prichard and more!