He growled. He barked. He even bit. Maurice “Mad Dog” Vachon was one of the greatest heels in the history of professional wrestling.
Lacey Evans, a former Marine who now lives on Parris Island, along with fellow WWE superstar and South Carolina native Shelton Benjamin, are major supporters of the Lowcountry’s “Be A Mentor” program.
Where are they now?
Cody Rhodes, youngest son of the late “American Dream” Dusty Rhodes, has emerged as one of the most influential figures in the wrestling industry over the past year.
Sputnik Monroe, who died on Nov. 3, 2006, at the age of 78 following a long battle with respiratory illness, was a character the likes of which professional wrestling will never see again.
Much like his gimmick, Tracy Smothers was a genuine “Wild-Eyed Southern Boy,” a strapping son of the South who blended natural athletic skills with a likable, down-home personality.
Pro wrestling fans have desperately missed live arena shows for the better part of this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
With pro wrestling/sports entertainment playing to empty arenas, anxiously awaiting a green light to reconnect with a live audience, it’s an ideal time to take a look back at some of some of the greats of yesteryear who helped paved the way for those who followed.
Tommy Young knew what his role was, and he did it better than perhaps anyone ever has in the business.
Raymond Louis “Bobby” Heenan died in 2017, but his humor, his wit and his zest for life will never be forgotten.
Joe Laurinaitis, more famously known as Road Warrior Animal, passed away suddenly the evening of Sept. 22 of natural causes.
As a lifelong follower of the popular Crockett Promotions that oversaw some of the top wrestling in the country for decades, Dick Bourne has embraced a particular fascination around the classic title belts and the lineages associated with them.
Bob Armstrong, who passed away Aug. 27 at the age of 80, was widely known as the patriarch of one of the most legendary families of Southern wrestling.
Jay Lethal, who made his debut with Ring of Honor as a teenager in 2003, is the only wrestler to have held the ROH world championship and ROH world television title simultaneously.
With pro wrestling/sports entertainment playing to empty arenas, anxiously awaiting a green light to reconnect with a live audience, it’s an ideal time to take a look back at some of the greats of yesteryear who helped paved the way for those who followed. This is the story of Doug Gilbert.