Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Axeman Speaks 5-17-09

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Greetings, friends. I am sure many of you read my short post on Wrestling News Center last week about the passing of lady wrestler Princess Jasmine (real name Cynthia Peretti). Jasmine passed away week before last after a long fight with cancer.

I had the pleasure of meeting and talking with Jasmine twice, once at a show in Alabama and again a couple of years later at a show in Biloxi. We became friends for a while, although we eventually lost touch with each other. She was one heck of a worker and a very nice lady.

Jasmine was trained by ‘Prince’ Calvin Pullins and Dick the Bruiser. She began her wrestling career in 1968, giving up a career in nursing to become a wrestler, and wrestled into the 1980s. For a while she was a trainer for the old G.L.O.W. organization. Her career took her around the world, including Canada, Japan, The Philippines, Africa, and a host of other places. She was honored by the Cauliflower Alley Club this year for her contribution to pro wrestling.

Slam! Wrestling published a very nice article about Princess Jasmine back in January, which is worth the read. You can read it at this URL:

Thanks for the memories, encouragement, & friendship, PJ. Rest in Peace. You've earned it.

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