Bruce Mitchell of the Pro Wrestling Torch(www.pwtorch.com) writes:
I’m sorry to hear about Thacker.(on the death of the former N.C. State heavyweight wrestler Tab Thacker) Being that large can definitely have a downside to your health.
No, Andy, I didn’t take a camera with me to the Ric Flair finale. I was hoping you were getting me one for Christmas.(What chu talkin ’bout Mitchell?) Ric Flair wrestled his first match in the Greensboro Coliseum on May 16th, 1974 (Danny Miller & Abe Jacobs vs. Ricky Flair & Chuck O’Connor), which I believe is the same day you turned thirty.(minus 15 Mitchell)) Maybe this report from last night will do: http://pwtorch.com/artman2/publish/WWE_News_3/article_24060.shtml Special thanks to Diamond Dan Grondy for keeping me from getting kicked out of the Coliseum before the show started.
NotJimMelvin(NJM) was at the Coliseum too last night and he writes in:
Won’t give anything away, but they did have a nice video tribute to Ric Flair on the Titantron. And, before the match, it was nice to see The Nature Boy look at Triple H and say “You forgot one thing…..We’re in Greensboro….FLAIR COUNTRY!”
We need somebody to write in and tell us what really happened. Go ahead and spill the beans, why are protecting the WWE and their upcoming taped show that will air on the USA Network on Monday evening at 9pm? I know what we can do, let’s go on over to www.pwtorch.com right away and see what Bruce Mitchell is saying on the FREE site.
FYI:I saw on Les Thatcher’s site(by way of a link at midatlanticwrestling.net) that Maria from the WWE has agreed to appear in the Rabbit Magazine.
Couldn’t resist the temptation. Here’s just a taste of what Bruce Mitchell is saying at www.pwtorch.com:
Attendance was around 11,000 in the Greensboro Coliseum. Even with the huge number of sellable seats the Titantron takes away, two thirds of the upper deck was covered and unavailable for sale. You have to wonder how much money WWE lost by not finding a way to promote this locally as Ric Flair’s last show in the Greensboro Coliseum and the old Mid Atlantic area.
I counted seven different Triple H shirts available for sale at the concession stand, two for John Cena, one for Shawn Michaels, two for Jeff Hardy, (plus a JH teddy bear), and none for Flair.
The match:Triple H vs. Ric Flair. Flair’s wife Tiffany, his daughter Ashleigh, and his son Reid are at ringside. The highlight, among many, is a long Figure Four spot, with Triple H selling the hell out of it. Flair left the Greensboro Coliseum one last time with the best match of the night and one more great memory, untilâ€¦
William Regal ran down and knocked Flair out cold with his brass knuckles so Flair won by DQ. Vince McMahon will never left this angle get all the way over. I doubt he’ll ever let anyone completely the right way. Paging Hulk Hogan..
Flair revived. He and Triple H hugged. Flair cried. Triple H bowed to Flair. They left together arm and arm.