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Since 2005, and over 800 entries, the orginal purpose of this BLOG has never changed. I consider it to be a personal letter from me to my extended family of fans, supporters, and friends. I ALWAYS encourage your emails, comments, suggestions, and questions. Be Blessed! ~Percy

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

RIP - Coretta Scott King

She called on all young Americans who wanted to fulfill the dream of Martin Luther King, Jr. "to study his teachings, embrace his philosophy and get involved in community service and nonviolent action for social change."
Go Rest High On That Mountain Top,
Your Work On Earth Is Done.

Monday, January 30, 2006


Gino Hernandez
passed away on this date in 1986.


Saturday, January 28, 2006


Andre The Giant passed away on this date in 1993. What a true Legend in Sports Entertainment.

I attended the final practice of Mobile's Annual Senior Bowl on Thursday afternoon, which will be shown live on ESPN this afternoon at 3:00 pm (CT). I took this photo of the "hero" of our Crimson Tide this season, Quarterback Brodie Croyle, and he is seen standing on the 45 yard line with this hands on his hips. About the time they kick-off, I will be hitting Interstate 10, for The AWF - American Wrestling Federation event tonight in the Florida panhandle.

Our GULF SOUTH WRESTLING event last night was fantastic! You can see the results and some pictures on the website today.

As always, we appreciate your support!
Have a fine weekend.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Senior Bowl Week and stuff....

Over one hundred of the nation’s top senior NFL Draft prospects arrived in Mobile over the weekend to begin a week of practice and preparation for the 57th annual Senior Bowl , set for Saturday, January 28, in Mobile’s Ladd-Peebles Stadium. They’ll be joined by over 700 NFL general managers, head coaches, assistant coaches, scouts and other front office personnel from the 32 NFL teams for what annually becomes football’s premier pre-draft event. Coaching this year’s Senior Bowl South squad is San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Nolan and his staff, while Tennessee Titans head coach Jeff Fisher and his staff will coach the Senior Bowl’s North team. The Senior Bowl will kickoff at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, and will be televised by ESPN. I usually like to go, however I will be in Florida for an AWF - American Wrestling Federation event Saturday evening.

I apologize for my BLOG being in a rut for the past couple of weeks. It's really been the same old thing, and I hate to get on here and just blab on and on about nothing. I don't want to waste your time.

I continue to be busy with my Gulf South Wrestling group, and you would be surprised how much time I devote to it's endeavors. It is a beautiful day along the Gulf of Mexico, you wouldn't believe it's January around here. It's Tuesday, and that means another night at our Training school.

Take care!

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Thursday, January 19, 2006

Bloody Thursday...

Afternoon all, I gave blood today for the first time in about 30 years or so. My sister is having knee surgery again on February 14th, and they wanted some blood on hand "just in case." So being the great brother that I am, I donated a bit. Seriously, it was my pleasure indeed.

It's Thursday, that means another evening at the GULF SOUTH WRESTLING Training Center. If you live in our area, and want to see what we're doing, just give us a shout.

I spent the majority of the day, after visiting Dracula, checking out some banner designers. We are preparing to order some aprons with our GSW logo for our ring, as well as some other signage. Our little company certainly is on a roll.

Tomorrow afternoon I will be addressing over 700 students at the high school where we will be presenting our event at on February 4th. A portion of each ticket sold goes to the school, and I am enjoying working with all the fine folks in north Mobile County.

Take care, my friends.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006


Howdy-Doody Pringle-lites.... LOL

I hope you all had a fine 3-day weekend. Notwithstanding a bit of rain, it's still fairly quiet along our Gulf Coast today. There's not a bunch of news to share with you. My world is still centered on GULF SOUTH WRESTLING these days, as I've told you I have several events lined up. Tonight we will be down at our TrainingCenter, as we usually are 2-3 evenings a week. Tickets for what could be my biggest event to date went on sale today. We have a fine card booked, and I am confident that we will do well. I have some great people surrounding me with their support.

Of course, there's you all that make it a point to visit here on a regular basis. You folks are the best!

Take care!



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Saturday, January 14, 2006

MLK Day and other weekend notes...

"I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal." I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slaveowners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood. I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a desert state, sweltering with the heat of injustice and oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today."

It's the weekend my friends, and for many of you it's 3-days, celebrating the memory of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I hope the weather in your part of the country is as beautiful as it is here along our Gulf Coast.

I am leaving for the Florida Panhandle in the next few hours, as I will be appearing in Chipley, FL at 8:00 pm this evening, with The American Wrestling Federation. I always enjoy my trips over to Chipley, and a chance to see all of my friends in that area.

Speaking of friends, I had a rare opportunity to go out last evening and visit with Jack Daniels and karaoke. I think I remember crooning a few George Jones songs. hehee... And I am wondering why my head aches this morning. Thank The Good Lord I don't have to drive to Florida, as I am a passenger today.

My GULF SOUTH WRESTLING cards for January 27th, February 4, and February 17 are really taking shape. If you live in our area, I invite you to come out and say "Howdy!"

Take care!



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Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Percy The Promoter

Hello folks, it's Wednesday. It seems like I haven't left my home office in days. I have three GULF SOUTH WRESTLING events booked in four weeks, notwithstanding making Mardi Gras History when my GSW ring will float down the streets of Mobile on February 25th. I've said it here before, and I will say it again, it's so easy being talent. Show up at the arenas on time, work, get paid, and move on. Promoting is a horse of a different color.

I was excited to sign an old friend to my card on February 4th. I am proud to have Kimala with us that evening. I was his first manager when he broke into the business back in 1978, and here we are in 2006. Have we came full circle or not?

I spent some time last evening down at our Training Center, and that is probably what I am enjoying the most these days. Passing the torch on to the new generation of ring talent. The personal satisfaction is tremendous.

Granddaughter Grace is sick again. This flu-like stuff going around is brutal. Dianna is taking care of her for the second day in a row at their home. That leaves 'ol PP3 home alone with the 3 sausage dogs. It does give me some quiet time to do my 'rasslin promotin'.

There really isn't a lot of news to report. I just hope all of you are having a good week. I look forward to seeing all my friends in The Florida Panhandle on Saturday night at 8pm, in Chipley with The American Wrestling Federation.

God Bless!

Sunday, January 08, 2006


One year ago today, I posted my first entry here at my BLOG - "Percy's Posts." Thanks so much for your kind support. If you would like to check out the first BLOG entry, just click here:

"The King" Elvis Presley was born today as well as my youngest son Daniel, seen below sitting on Andre The Giant's lap when he was about 4 years old. Today he's 19, 6'3" and about 270 pounds. Believe it or not, after all of these years he has just recently taken an interest in a ring career and has started training. I guess his formative years traveling the country, and hanging out with the top stars in the industry must have rubbed off on him a bit. No kidding, he actually learned to walk in the ring at Dallas' famous Sportatorium. A Percy Pringle 4 on the horizon? Only time will tell!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Weekend Wanderings...

Howdy Doody Pringle-lites!
Welcome to the weekend. I apologize, but I've been so busy with my Gulf South Wrestling business that my BLOG here has taken a backseat recently. I have events booked for January 27th, February 4th and 17th, and a unique happening on February 25th.

Born and raised in Mobile, and around Mardi Gras all of my life, I always thought how cool it would be to have wrestling in a Mardi Gras Parade. Well... they say be careful what you wish for. It's gonna' happen on February 25th, at 12:45 PM in downtown Mobile during the Knights Of Mobile Parade. Our Gulf South Wrestling ring will be floating down the streets with actual matches going on. Imagine that, as far as I know it's the first time in Mardi Gras history.

It was in the 80's earlier in the week, last night it got down to the high 20's. That's the price you pay to live in "God's Country." It has also been making a bunch of folks sick around here too.

I had an independent booking tonight in the Florida panhandle, but it was moved to next Saturday. So... it looks like it's going to be a quiet weekend around here. Notwithstanding that tomorrow is my youngest's 19th birthday. Mercy... I am an old fart.

I wish you all a fine weekend, and we will catch up with you soon!
God Bless.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

14 Years Ago Today...

Ralph Pulley and I at a Texas World Class event at Dallas' Mesquite Rodeo Arena during the late 1980's.

I've received so many blessing during my lifetime. At the top of the list are my friends. On this date in 1992, Ralph Pulley, one of my dearest buddies passed away. Ralph worked for Fritz Von Erich and Company for many years as an announcer, referee, singer, and basically a jack-of-all-trades. To say that he became one of my family members is an understatement. He played a very valuable part in my two sons lives when they were extremely young. He was their "Uncle" Ralph.

During my roughest times in the business right before I signed with WWF/WWE in December 1990, good 'ol Ralph was always there for us. No matter if it was bringing us a turkey on Thanksgiving, or just lifting us up in his prayers and his beaming smile. He was my friend, and I miss him today. I'll never forget you!

God Bless.



Monday, January 02, 2006

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Black Eye Peas, Cornbread, in a Cotton Bowl

A Gulf Coast New Year's Tradition - Black Eye Peas and Cornbread. OOOOhhhh.....yessss! Not forgetting onions, and a big glass of sweet iced tea!
Good Afternoon, my friends! The first day of 2006 is warm and wet around my hometown. I feel like I have gained all of my weight back as I just collapsed in my office chair in front of my computer keyboard. If the old southern tradition is true, that eating black eye peas on New Year's Day brings good luck... well... it's gonna be a damn good year! 'Cause... I just ate a bunch of 'um!

I'm just stopping by to say howdy, and send my wishes for a fantastic New Year to you all!

Don't forget, ALABAMA plays Texas Tech in The Cotton Bowl tomorrow morning at 10:00 am (central) on The Fox Network. I'll be in front of the tube for sure!