Wednesday, January 30, 2013
I am saddened beyond words to hear of the death of my friend, Dwight Burcham.
Dwight was known in wrestling as Death Wish. He was a great person to be around. I went on numerous road trips to wrestling events with him, and we had great time. Truly a first class individual. He had a real sense of humor and unique ability to make us laugh.
You will be missed, Dwight. Rest in peace, and thanks for the memories. More importantly, thanks for your friendship.
The photo above is my granddaughter, Harley. I have been blessed way more than I ever could have imagined!
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First of all, and most important, happy birthday to... me! Yes, my friends, I am another year older, 60 years old to be exact! OMG, where did the time go?!
Oh well, on to other matters....
I was able to go see the EPW show in Booneville, MS, Saturday night, and what a show it was! The arena was packed out. As usual, Hollywood was up to no good, but Bonecrusher managed to humiliate Hollywood in the end. Hollywood was so mad he later challenged Bonecrusher to a loser leaves town match for next week. Hollywood said he is bringing in a wrestling legend who has never wrestled in Booneville before, and he will face Cassanova Kid, who will be managed by Bonecrusher. If Hollywood's wrestler loses, Hollywood must leave EPW. However, Bonecrusher could also be the one leaving EPW if Kid loses. Hollywood also announced that the special guest referee for the match will be none other than former WWE star and wrestling legend Downtown Bruno.
Hollywood had the following to say on Facebook"
"Bone Crusher is GONE from EPW after next week...I'm bringing somebody who hates EPW, They hate Bone Crusher, They Hate Edith Poole..They hate Grady Watson...They Hate Cassanova Kidd..I called him tonight and told him how I was treated by EPW ...he's pissed off just like me...He's never been to EPW and he's been arrested for slapping fans....next week...I'm bringing a bad ass to ePW and Bonecrusher will have to leave EPW after my man destroys his son."
Who will be leaving EPW, Hollywood or Bonecrusher? This Saturday night at EPW promises to be a wild and crazy night - wish I could be there.
I must compliment the EPW crew on the work that has been done to the EPW building. It looks great!
OK, this is a wrestling column, so now that I have talked about wrestling.... to change the subject, as a public service, I want to pass on several short management lessons to all my readers. I will include one lesson in this column, and one in the next four columns. Here is the first lesson:
A priest offered a Nun a lift. She got in and crossed her legs, forcing her gown to reveal a leg. The priest nearly had an accident. After controlling the car, he stealthily slid his hand up her leg... The nun said, 'Father, remember Psalm 129?' The priest removed his hand. But, changing gears, he let his hand slide up her leg again. The nun once again said, 'Father, remember Psalm 129?' The priest apologized 'Sorry sister but the flesh is weak.' Arriving at the convent, the nun sighed heavily and went on her way. On his arrival at the church, the priest rushed to look up Psalm 129. It said, 'Go forth and seek. Further up, you will find glory.'
The moral of this story: If you are not well informed in your job, you might miss a great opportunity.
And now I leave you with my philosophy on getting old:
I CAN'T QUIT NOW!
I once thought I was invincible,
that nothing could ever stop me.
I once thought I was king of the world,
and nobody could ever top me.
I once thought I was immortal,
that I would live forever.
I thought I had it all figured out,
I was bright, and smart, and clever.
And now I find those thoughts of mine
are growing rather cold.
No matter how hard I resist, my friends,
I'm really getting old.
No longer am I invincible,
I'm smarter than that now.
I will never be king of the world,
I figured that out somehow.
Immortality has eluded me,
there's nothing I can do.
All the things I had figured out,
I mostly figured wrong, too.
When I look back upon my youth,
the mistakes of my past,
It's hard for me to understand
how I made it this far, this fast.
But I'm not finished yet, my friend,
I have more races to run.
No, I can't quit running now,
'cause I'm still havin' fun!
Randy, August 1, 2003
copyright 2003 by Randy Boyd
LOL, that's all for now, my friends. Thanks for stopping by. Until next time, Peace.