Happy WOOOOO Year!




Indeed, it has been so far. What a day. I know this may sound insane, but meeting some of my favorite wrestlers in my life have been some of the coolest moments in my life. I had the honor of meeting one of the greatest of all time in Ric Flair on Saturday in LaSalle. I didn’t get more than a minute to talk to him, but I let him knew that I never imagined what it would be like to get this opportunity.

And in April, Bret Hart comes to town. Unbelievable.

6 Responses to “Happy WOOOOO Year!”

  1. chucky Says:

    DAMN FRO!!!!!! That had to be awesome meeting him. Did you ask him he still hates Eric Bischoff? That whole run he had in TNA still pisses me off.

    I wouldn’t get all that fired up about meeting Bret Hart. It’s just me, but I never saw the attraction with Hart.

    You remember my story about meeting Baron Von Raschke?

  2. Fro Dog Says:

    I did not ask him about that. There were about 500 people in these lines and we weren’t allowed much time for that reason. I just pretty much told him that it was an honor meeting him and thanks for coming to town. He spoke in front of the crowd at the show telling people he doesn’t make these appearances often anymore. He loves the Midwest.

    Did you meet Raschke in the 80’s? I remember you telling me some stories of going to shows back then, mainly one at Comiskey Park.

  3. chucky Says:

    Yeah, in the parking lot at the Allstate Arena (at that time, The Rosemont Horizon). The show ended, and my brother and I were making our way to our car when I noticed a bunch of people surrounding another car. They were fans getting their programs autographed by the Baron. I approached, and right when he took my program to sign it, a girl in her late twenties or early thirties got out of the drivers seat and yells “Hey Baron! Would you mind getting in the car? Want to get to the bar before last call!”

    That’s a true story Fro. Mark and I talked about that night right on up until the day he died, and that happened about 30 years or so ago.

  4. Fro Dog Says:

    Nice! That must have been awesome. I’ve met some wrestlers over the years (Rob Van Dam, Mickie James and a few others).

    I have a couple of customers who are old-school guys that watched wrestling back in the 60’s and 70’s. There were a bunch of stories of how guys like Flair and Hogan loved coming to Chicago because it was a party city. Obviously, there wasn’t internet back then, so those guys get drunk all they wanted without being scrutinized for it. But I am sure guys like Flair have a bunch of stories being in Chicago and the suburbs.

    Jim Ross once said that Flair was the guy who lived up to his character in real life. If he made $20,000 a week, he’d $25,000. He would buy drinks for fans and bring all the ladies around. He was truly the Nature Boy back then.

  5. chucky Says:

    Flair said in one of his DVDs that with the hours he and the Horsemen kept that their limo driver had a heart attack and died. Ad if I’m not mistaken, he’s personal friends with the manager or owner of the Bismarck Hotel too.

    If only the walls could speak…….

  6. chucky Says:

    Time to put the Bears season to rest. Thank fuckin god.


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