Friday, December 31, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
10. A match taped for television with John Diamond. Absolutely horrible from the beginning to the end. I left the ring wanting to quit. It was that bad. I felt that way until Larry Henning walked up to me and said that you have to treat each match like it was the best one you ever had no matter what. Good advice.
9. Completely missing a leg drop at South Broadway that I was supposed to land. Completely packed house. No place to hide.
8. Losing my balance and all arm strength as I attempted this handstand, frankensteiner, head scissor type move. I am sure this masterful move I dreamed up has no name. I completely collapsed onto my head like dart trying this move. This move took place about 2 minutes prior to entry #9. Still no place to hide.
7. Having to sell a belly to back suplex for about 7 minutes, on a television tape. Why did I have to sell it for that long you ask? Well, it took the Iron Sheik that long to get back up after I took the bump from him.
6. Spitting what looked like a raw egg from my mouth and into the face of a heckler in Booneville, Missouri. Harley's wife was furious and refunded the guy his ticket money. I guess the three previous lung oysters to his shirt were uncalled for as well.
5. Promising not to gig on my forehead the week before my wedding, so there would be no gig marks in the wedding pictures. However, I could not go without color, so I went high into the hairline. Immediately after that a large chunk on hair fell out and has never grown back. The color was good though!
4. Completely forgetting that I was being "choked" by Abdullah the Butcher because Harley Race did a run in to save me. Turned into a complete mark and was watching until I remembered I was a part of the match as well.
3. Body Slamming a rookie approximately 77 times in one match. It was the only bump he knew how to take. It was the guys first match and he BS'd me on what he knew.
2. Being pinned by Trevor Murdoch approximately 3 minutes into a match. The devastating finisher, a DDT. I was supposed to kick out on 2. Well, I never heard the first count. So when I kicked it was 3, not 2. I asked Trevor what just happened when I heard the bell ring. He responds, "you got pinned bitch" and scooted like lightning out of the ring. Thanks Trevor.
1. Dropping an elbow to Dumptruck Dave Perry and splitting my pants and my boxers from button to back belt loop. I followed this up by bending over unaware everything that I had was in the wind. When I felt the breeze I stood and attempted to tag my partner. He grinned and turned his back to me. Thanks Johnny Jett.
I know it is hard to believe the DI made mistakes in the ring, but it did happen. All of us who have been in the ring have our own personal lists.
Posted by Dennis T. McHawes at 3:35 PM
DALLAS (AP) — For more than four months, a toddler battled for his life after being held in a pot of boiling water, Dallas police said.
The boyfriend of the child's mother is a convicted murderer named Carlnelus Delaney Simmons. He remains in the Dallas County Jail on a felony charge of injury to a child.
"I wish it was me lying in [Jabraylon's] spot," said Jasmine Thompson, the boy's mother.
Attorney information was not available.
Simmons was babysitting the child when he claimed the toddler was burned accidentally by hot bottled water that fell. But, police said the boy was dipped and held in the boiling water. The Dallas County medical examiner has ruled the death a homicide.
Simmons has a violent past and was convicted of killing a man in a 1994 bar fight. He got a 15-year prison sentence for the crime.
"I walked out that day thinking I was going to come home to [Jabraylon] and I didn't," Thompson said.
Leaving the child with Simmons was something she said she will regret forever.
"I came home to a burnt baby," she said.
The baby's father, Byron Bables, said he is still trying to understand how someone could hurt his child.
"I see a beautiful angel," he said. "I see a baby that could never be hurt by anybody. It's hard to believe in my heart that anyone could hurt my child. He was beautiful and nice and just happy."
Police arrested Simmons and plan to charge him in his death.
Posted by Dennis T. McHawes at 2:56 PM
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
For over 9 years I had the opportunity to travel throughout the Midwest and perform, bleed and sweat for all types of crowds. Some of the buildings were packed and some barely had people there to watch. Regardless, I wouldn't trade one bump along the way.
10. This one is shared, Tony Kasta, the 1st promoter that I worked for and Dumptruck Dave Perry for talking to me and telling me where to show up to train. Without either one of these, I would probably have never started my career.
6. Wrestling at the Chase. The cast of King Kong Brody, Harley Race and Pat O'Connor that made me watch every weekend and make me want to be a wrestler.
5. Pat O'Connor, for being a great friend of the family and taking me backstage as a kid and introducing me to all of the wrestlers.
3. Harley Race. The Boss. Thanks to him for giving me the opportunity to work for him for so many years, making me a World Champion and being one of my closest friends.
2. Johnny Jett, the best trainer, best partner and one the best friends I have ever had in my life. I can't thank you enough.
Posted by Dennis T. McHawes at 12:38 AM
Saturday, December 11, 2010
I guarantee a couple of things, 1. You will love the music 2. You will be hearing the name Josh Pruno a lot in the near future.
Proud of you brother. Now get over there and buy the album!
I must also say, the picture on the album cover isn't bad either.
Josh Pruno - buy the album here
Posted by Dennis T. McHawes at 7:19 PM
Friday, December 10, 2010
This lady bites off her husbands tongue and then after they sing christmas carols.
Karen Lueders of Sheboygan, Wisc., has been charged with "felony mayhem." What counts as mayhem in Sheboygan? How about biting your husband's tongue off when he tries to kiss you goodnight?
That's what Lueders did to her husband, Willard, on Monday night. But it's weirder than you think, even! See, Lueders was apparently on the toilet when Willard went to kiss her. (Weird!) When he went in for the kill, she apparently entered a "manic state," biting his tongue off and grabbing his junk.
When police arrived at the scene, Lueders was singing Christmas carols outside and carring a "New Year's horn." If that didn't convince police she was nuts, the fact that she simply blew the horn in their ear and threw coffee on them when they asked her what was wrong probably sealed the deal. They found Willard inside, and sent him, and his severed tongue, to the hospital in the hopes it could be fixed (no word on that front yet).
From the Sheboygan Press:
Karen Lueders did not speak during the court appearance, but she leaned over to a reporter as she was escorted out in handcuffs, saying, "I love you, it's too bad you don't listen." While leaving the courtroom she continued in the same singsong voice, saying, "I love you. Karen Lueders."
Posted by Dennis T. McHawes at 9:40 PM
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
This is a story that I found on the news the other day. The stupidity of some people amazes me. I would think after all of the years I have spent in law enforcement, it wouldn't shock me, but it still does. Anytime I hear of a child being harmed, it just sickens me. The most defenseless and fragile and yet the most abused.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- An 18-month-old South Carolina boy is in critical condition after authorities say he was hanged by his ankles in a closet and repeatedly beaten by three teenagers.
Multiple media outlets report that the three teens, ages 14, 15 and 16, are accused of abusing Louis Wright of Charleston. The child's mother, Shakera Wright, has also been charged with allowing the beating to occur.
Police were called to a hospital Tuesday when the mother brought Louis in with face swelling, fractured ribs, bruises and lacerations to his spleen, liver and pancreas.
She told a social worker the teens "play-wrestled" with the boy Monday. She said they hit her son until she told them to stop. Arrest warrants say the oldest teen admitted the abuse, calling it wrestling.
Pasted from <http://www.kmov.com/news/national/Police-Toddler-hanged-by-ankles-in-closet-beaten-111288594.html>
Posted by Dennis T. McHawes at 7:09 PM
Friday, December 3, 2010
I think all of us have our dreams. That passion to do what we truly love to do. I divide mine between photography and writing. They are my passion. Yet, I am unable to take the full time plunge just yet to fulfill my dreams. Maybe someday. To follow your dream, better yet to chase it down takes guts and more than anything the heart to do what it takes.
Posted by Dennis T. McHawes at 2:20 PM