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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

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

"Son's" Birthday... Finally Rain Is Here...

I thank the WWE for allowing me to use the photograph above of my "son" and I making one of the many entrances we enjoyed during our years together. Of course the picture below is from our family photo album. Today is Glen Jacob's birthday, and I wish him the very best because he certainly deserves it. Glen is without a doubt one of the finest gentlemen that I ever had the pleasure of working with in our industry, and believe me I've been blessed to walk that aisle with many of them. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GLEN!

After a long drought, rain has finally hit our Gulf Coast. The past couple of months have been the driest in recent memory. It so refreshing! Just wait, in a month or so I will be complaining that we are getting too much, when hurricane season starts.

Have a great day!
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Monday, April 24, 2006

I'm still here...

Hello my friends, for those of you that can see it, there is a special message in the photo above. You have to stare closely in the center, and eventually it will pop out for you. If you can see it, email me and tell me what it is. PercyPringle3@PercyPringle.com

In the meantime, allow me to ramble on a bit and play catch up with my comings and goings. Like many of you I have WWE-RAW on in the background while I take care of some busy work this evening in my home office.

Once again, I apologize for the lack of updates here. I used to spend 6 - 8 hours every day in front of this computer a couple of months ago. Needless to say, things have changed drastically. Most of you know that I started working back in the funeral industry, and my days are literally filled from sun up to sun down. None only has my BLOG suffered, I have allowed my relationship with many online friends and websites fall by the wayside. I am lucky to get online briefly 3 to 4 times a week these days.

Last month I spent 40+ hours a week at the funeral home, three weekends on the road in Boston, St. Louis, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Notwithstanding my own monthly GULF SOUTH WRESTLING promotion, and 2 to 3 nights each week at our training school. Hey... I just turned 52 years old. These old bones are moving slow, but so sure of their footsteps these days.

Shane McMahon is in the ring with Shawn Michaels now... oh well.

My family is doing well, and I appreciate the emails always asking about them. My brother continues his battle with health issues, and my sister is scheduled for another knee replacement in early May. The parents are well, and Gracie is growing like a weed.

All in all, things are good. Just remember that my feelings for you folks will never change. My BLOG still is my personal letter to my friends and suporters, even though the mail runs unfrequently. I will do my best to a special update here on Wednesday, as it is my "son's" birthday. You know who I am talking about...the one who hates May 19th.

Michaels has Vinne-Mac now...... what's next? Will "god" make an appearance in the UK for WWE? Guess not... we must wait until the pay-per-view. Lord help us.

Until next time, I wish you all the very best; and I sincerely thank you for taking the time out of your day to visit us here. Take care!



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Thursday, April 20, 2006

"Ravishing" Rick Rude

The Original Smooth Operator
"Ravishing" Rick Rude
Died On This Date In 1999

Rick and I in CWF - Championship Wrestling From Florida in 1985.

Rest In Peace My Friend.



Sunday, April 16, 2006

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Looking back... on the weekend.

Good Morning folks! First off, I was overwhelmed yesterday by all of the birthday wishes. I would like to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for the kind thoughts. I promised that I would give you a review of the weekend, so let's get right to that...

I flew out of Mobile early Friday morning into Newark New Jersey, and was met by ESS PROMOTIONS own Eric Simms. I was joined by ring legend Kimala, and we were driven into New York City to the Sirius Satellite Radio headquarters in Times Square, where we made an appearance on MAXIM RADIO -SIRIUS 108 "Covino & Rich Show." We had a blast doing the show, and meeting many of the people who make Sirius such a success. The photo above shows Kimala, myself, Eric Simms at the Sirius Studios, along with Covino & Rich. We also had the opportunity to see Howard Stern's studio, and I even got to sit in his chair... Percy The Mark? No way! LOL

We had a great event in Carteret, NJ Friday night with NATIONAL WRESTLING SUPERSTARS. I managed Kimala in the main event. It was the first time I served as Kimala's manager since 1978, talking about coming full circle. We had a great time. Saturday we spent a bunch of time in the car, starting out with an autograph signing with Rock Fantasy in Middeltown, NY. The photo above has us posing with the Rock Fantasy crew in front of their building. From there it was back in the car into Allentown, PA where we did it again at CARSON'S PRO WRESTLING WORLD.
During the main event Saturday night in Tower City, PA the NWS crew presented me with a birthday cake and a song by the entire audience, the moment is captured in the photo above. That was certainly a surprise! We left the show at about 11:15 pm, and arrived back at my hotel room in Newark around 3:00 am. I had a 6:00 am flight, and had to be at the airport at 4:30 am, so... do the math. No sleep for these old bones. Fortunately, everything went well with my flights home, and we had a fun filled weekend to say the least.

Special thanks goes out to Eric Simms of ESS Promotions, all the gang with NWS - National Wrestling Superstars, Carson's Pro Wrestling World, Rock Fantasy, Sirius Satellite Radio, and of course my friend Kimala and all of the fine wrestling talent that I had the pleasure to work with. I'm looking forward to returning to the area in the future.

By the way, if you haven't visited Kimala's website, you must find time to check it out. Just go to: http://www.thegiantkamala.com/

Well it's about time to head off into the real world. Don't forget my GULF SOUTH WRESTLING organization's next event will be in Southwest Mobile County next Friday, April 21st.

Have a great day, and God Bless!



Monday, April 10, 2006

It's My Birthday...

The photo above is from my first birthday party April 10, 1955.

A dear friend sent me a birthday email that included the following on HOW TO STAY YOUNG, I want to share it's wisdom with you today, my 52nd birthday.

1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay "them."

2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.

3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. "An idle mind is the devil's workshop." And the devil's name is Alzheimer's.

4. Enjoy the simple things.

5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.

6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person, who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you love, whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.

8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

9 Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county; to a foreign country but NOT to where the guilt is.

10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.

AND ALWAYS REMEMBER: Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

Have a great day, my friends. I will catch you up on my weekend trip and other stuff later this evening or tomorrow.
God Bless.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

April's here...

I am exciting about working with The NWS - NATIONAL WRESTLING SUPERSTARS again this coming weekend. I will be in Carteret, NJ at 7:30 pm Friday, April 7th. Then Saturday will be a full day, starting with an autograph session in Middletown, NY from 12 noon until 2:00 pm; and another signing in Allentown, PA from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm. Later in the evening, we will be in Tower City, PA at 8:00 pm. I'm looking forward to seeing many old friends in the area, as well as meeting a bunch of new ones. Come out and say "Howdy!"

A big thank you goes out to the fans, wrestlers, staff and management who made the St. Louis Fan Fest this past weekend such a success. The turn out was certainly over the top, and the hospitality as well. There's no way I could list all of the names here, but you know who you are. I appreciate you all!

Even though I was a bit tired from my trip to St. Louis and the daylight savings time change, we had a great WRESTLEMANIA-22 party Sunday. I enjoyed the event more than I orginally thought I would, mainly because I suspended my disbelief, and sat back and watched it as the fan I have been since I was 4-years old. That's what it's all about, enjoying the product no matter if it's a small indy group or the "big time."

Once again, I must apologize to the frequent visitors here for the lack of updates. My schedule has changed tremendously during the past 2-months, and it seems that my on-line time has really been reduced. That could be a good or a bad thing. Bad in that, I don't get to share as much as I used to with all of my extended family out there. I've always said that this BLOG is my personal letter to my friends and supporters, and that has not changed.

My country music hero, George "The Possum" Jones has been hospitalized this past week with pneumonia. he had to cance several shows, but I understand he's doing much better. Let's keep him in our prayers. Speaking of prayers, they work. Dianna's mom was released from the hospital yesterday, we almost lost her. Thank you all for the kind thoughts, prayers, and emails.

On a side note, we all will be part of history Wednesday morning. At two minutes and three seconds after one o'clock the time and date will be 01:02:03 04/05/06. This will never happen again. For those of you who didn't get the significance, read the sequence of numbers again.

Have a great week!