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Ahhh...The Good Ole Days


(@joehempel)
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This has nothing to do about guitars, but I found this video from back when I worked in Pro Wrestling for Heartland Wrestling Association.

I created these two videos for our show "The End" it was supposed to be the Final show of the company. However all the boys in the back got worked only myself and the owners knew that it meant we got a TV deal a few months back, and wanted to create something so believable that even the wrestlers thought we were closing. This was the best show we had in my opinion.

Eventually bad management, and no money had us close shop.

This video is a "history" video - you'll see alot of top names in here that I got to work with if you follow wrestling
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ez2y_dX0jqM

This is a promo video for the main event of the night: This video only goes 1:50 after that it's just black, so don't waste your time
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hSSWM-Sxhs

Almost made me tear up....I miss these days. But on the bright side, I wouldn't be playing guitar if we were still operational.

In Space, no one can hear me sing!


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(@dogbite)
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I grew up in Milwaukee and now live in Minnesota. both states were huge in professional wrestling.
let's see, Verne Gagne, the Claw, and Jessie Ventura live(d) here. in Milwaukee's south side, I used to see the Crusher riding a minibike with a beer keg on his shoulders often. Mad Dod Vischon (sp?) and the Crusher were enemies in the ring, but hung out together in the taverns.
Joe, you are full of surprises.

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(@joehempel)
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I worked in the Pro Wrestling Industry for 10 years, and it pretty much shaped who I am today. There is no other place in the world where it didn't matter where you came from what you did, you were accepted. It was one big family...dysfunctional, but family. The guy that I started with (I trained as a Referee for about 5 years, even wrestling a bit in other promotions) Les Thatcher I think worked with Verne Gagne back in those days.

In Space, no one can hear me sing!


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(@boxboy)
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I loved wrestling as a kid. There was a taped package from MLG on TV every Saturday morning.

Whipper Billy Watson
Gorgeous George
The Sheik and his evil Fez wearing manager; can't remember his name
Pampero Furpo, the Wild Bull of the Pampas

We'd watch religiously every week and then head to the basement and try to recreate all the moves...on a cement floor with nothing but a threadbare carpet on it. Yikes!
:)

Don


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(@joehempel)
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Yeah wrestling is a crazy world.

I'm currently digging up some old footage...I know I've got my first appearance as a ref (I get kicked in the head)
And I found a video of my wife getting cloths-lined on our TV show in a skit.

I really hope I can find them.

In Space, no one can hear me sing!


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(@kent_eh)
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Not to threadjack, but did you hear about Captain Lou Albano's passing this week?

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So I looked like I was deep


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(@joehempel)
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Not to threadjack, but did you hear about Captain Lou Albano's passing this week?

Yeah, it was a sad day indeed in the wrestling world.

In Space, no one can hear me sing!


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