“ALL THAT” ALAN STEEL If you lived in Memphis, Tennessee during the 70’s, 80’s, and the 90’s, there’s a good chance that you watched professional wrestling. For years, that region of the United States was a hotbed for the sport. Wrestlers like Jackie Fargo, Bill Dundee, Jerry Lawler, Dutch Mantel, Austin Idol, and Jimmy Valiant were the reason why the wrestling scene was on fire there. Pro wrestler “All That” Alan Steel remembers watching his favorite superstars in the ring that were such a big part of his life while he was growing up. On most Monday evenings, his father would take him to …continue reading
FROM SHEEPHERDERS TO BUSHWHACKERS Whether he wrestled in singles action under the names Gorgeous Teddy Williams and Sweet William, or in tag team competition with his partner Butch Miller as the Kiwis, the Sheepherders, or the Bushwhackers, Luke Williams has learned how to leave an impression on wrestling fans while inside the ring. He solidified his notoriety and became a household name while wrestling as Bushwhacker Luke in the WWF between 1988 and 1997. His reputation in the ring, however, occurred long before he and Butch decided to work for Vince McMahon. “The Bushwhacker’s” run started almost 30 years ago, so there are fans …continue reading
ONE OF THE TOUGHEST, ONE OF THE BEST   Harley Race was just 13 years old when he went with his father and brother to his very first wrestling match near his hometown of Quitman, Missouri. At that moment, Harley fell in love with wrestling, and he made a decision that would change his life. ”I told them both that that’s was what I was going to do,” said Harley Race. “A little over a year later, that was what I was doing.” At the age of 15, Race came up with a plan that would allow him to train in wrestling on a full-time basis. Maybe to …continue reading
REMEMBERING TUGBOAT TAYLOR When talking about tough wrestlers, there are many in the business that would be included in that conversation. You can start with some of the easier choices like Terry Funk, Black Jack Mulligan, or Dusty Rhodes, but eventually, the conversation is ultimately going to turn to another wrestler that established his pro wrestling legacy in Texas. That particular wrestler was Tugboat Taylor. “If you sat down at dinner with him, he was a big Teddy Bear, but if you wronged him, or one of his family members or friends, you knew not to do it again,” said Tugboat’s Son Chaz …continue reading
BIG RAMP IS TAKING OVER It has been years since iconic legends such as Skandor Akbar, Gary Hart, and Jim Cornette have been orchestrating managerial knowledge outside of the wrestling ring. Today, very few managers exist. An exception to that, there is Big Ramp out of New Orleans, Louisiana, who has been leading the way for Big Ramp Enterprises to be successful for nearly 10 years. Big Ramp has picked up where the wrestling managers of the past have left off. “Being a manager is a dying art. A lot of the managers today just don’t take it serious enough to be innovated to try …continue reading

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