It's another round of drinking and wrestling. Since it's December, we're focusing on a Christmas beer and one of the biggest Christmas lovers in the wrestling world, Mick Foley. Red Daniels (Stride Pro Wrestling) is my co-host this time. We try Abita's Christmas Ale.
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By the time pro wrestling action figures were first introduced to me (summer of 1985) I was already a pre-teen and probably too old to be playing with toys. However, I was in love with the WWF LJN figures and before the summer had ended I'd collected all five Superstars in the first set, Hulk Hogan, Jimmy Snuka, the Iron Sheik, Andre the Giant and Big John Studd. Of course, Christmas morning there were new Superstars were under the tree that year.
That was the pattern for the next two or three Christmases. I loved those Superstars and still have them today. Looking back I'm grateful my family was able to provide these toys for me and my undying love for pro wrestling. However, I know the reality is not all kids will wake up Christmas morning to presents. That notion bothers me. And after listening to the Major Brothers Wrestling Figure Podcast last year and hearing about their figure drive, I got inspired.
The fans of Stride Pro Wrestling and My 1-2-3 Cents donated more than 50 toys in 2018. I've continued the tradition this year and aim still aiming for 250 figures or wrestling-related toys. My buddy Chad Smart has donated an autographed 4 Horsemen poster to raffle off to those who donate. But time is running out. Sunday, Dec. 15 is the deadline to donate and we're way off from the goal of 250. If you don't live in southern Illinois, you can Paypal me (email@example.com) and I'm going to pick up figures at Five Below Sunday night. Each $5 donation will earn you a chance in the raffle.
We are continuing our countdown to Stride Pro Wrestling Presents AAPW Resurrection. It's happening this Saturday night. The stars of Stride and All American Pro Wrestling are coming together for one common cause: helping former wrestler Curly.
You can listen as Heath Hatton and I discuss more details about the show and share more stories about Curly. Listen here.
If you've been following the My 1-2-3 Cents podcast or the Stride Pro Wrestling social media pages, you already know this. However, if you're new here here's the low down. Many years ago there was a great indy wrestling company here in southern Illinois called All American Pro Wrestling. However, in late 2012 the company folded and spawned a new company called Pro Wrestling Collision. Unfortunately, that brand wasn't long for this world either and within six months was defunct.
Then there was a long period of time when pro wrestling was not a part of the southern Illinois scene. By March 2016 that changed with Stride Pro Wrestling. Because many of the former performers from AAPW were still in the area, it seemed like a reunion of sorts at that first show in March 2016. Now fast forward nearly four years and those players who didn't come to Stride are headed back to the area.
On Saturday night, Dec. 7, Stride Pro Wrestling Presents AAPW Resurrection. It's a fundraiser show for legendary indy wrestler Curly. He's currently going through some very serious heart problems and the show coming up this weekend is 100% benefitting Curly (Dan Summers) and his family. Confirmed to be a part of the show from the old AAPW days; Edmund 'Livewire' McGuire, Christian Rose, Gaylord Stephens, Carnage, 'The Serial Thriller' Shane Rich, 'Playboy' Paul Rose, The All-American and ring announcer Bob Fester. I'm sure more surprises will occur too.
I'm excited about this show. We're heading back to AAPW's 'home' of Black Diamond Harley Davidson. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids. Bell time is 6:30 p.m. We'll see you there!