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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

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Salute to "Ravishing Rick"...

I have never forgotten that moment, walking down the asile of the drug store passing the magazine rack and there it was... Rick Rude's first wrestling magazine cover. I grabbed all five of them rushing back to the apartment to show Rick.

Later that evening as we got into the car to head to the matches that night, he said... "Here Perce, this one is for you." On the front he had written...

"Percy, we've come a long way, but there's a long way to go. Ravishing Rick Rood."

I have always been a pack rat, never one to throw anything away. The magazine got put away with all of my other ones, never seen again... until last week. Twenty-three years later, and of all places a small locker room at an independent show on the east side of Mobile Bay. One of the local wrestlers, said "Hey Percy, do you remember this?" Handing me the autographed Rick Rood magazine. He told me he had picked it up at a flea market in the Mobile area a few months before and thought that I may want to have it; wondering how it had escaped me anyway.

The only thing I can figure is that I had cleaned out my garage a year or so ago, and reluctantly gave away some old wrestling stuff, and this magazine must have gotten mixed into it and away it went, unbeknownst to me. After all that time it found it's way back to me... unbelieveable, huh!

Well, I just wrapped it in plastic and filed it away in a safe place. Could Ravishing Rick still be haunting me after all of these years? The One and Only Smooth Operator, himself... I miss him so.

Be Blessed.