Friday, May 20, 2011

"You know what Mean Gene?"

Wrestling always brings warm memories of my great grandmother's excitement while watching the Big Boss Man, Macho Man Randy Savage, and of course Hulk Hogan.  This of course came hand in hand with her cute 5 feet tall, 80 years old, only-verbalized-in-spanish contempt for Rick Flair, The Undertaker, Ravishing Rick Rude.  This was a woman who spoke no english, but loved, absolutely loved wrestling.  I love that my father took his grandmother-in-law to a movie theather to watch the first WrestleMania.

With the passing of Randy Savage, all I can think of is the excitement and entertainment we experienced watching the World Wrestling Federation, and all of its bright stars back in the 80's and 90's. A big thank you to him and countless others for the crazy wear and tear they put themselves through while making a cute little old Puerto Rican lady fall in love with smack talk and "violence" on TV.

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