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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

Friday, August 20, 2010

God only takes the best...

They say The Good Lord only takes the best... this was certainly true yesterday as two members of the "cream of the crop" in our industry passed away.

Ted Allen was a star in the Mid-Atlantic area both under his real name (Ted Libscomb) and under a mask as The Nightmare.  He was very well known in the southern territories, especially Continental and Southeastern Championship Wrestling.  Up until the day of his death, Ted was a mainstay in many southern independent organizations.  He was a member of The Gulf Coast Wrestlers Reunion, and was recently in Charlotte for The NWA LEGENDS FANFEST WEEKEND.  Ted trained Arn Anderson, Scotty Riggs, Ranger Ross and the late Big Bossman, just to name a few.  He was 54-years old, and passed away in the bedroom of his home. Ted was a a very dear friend, and will be greatly missed.  My sympathies to his family.


Later the same evening "General" Skandar Akbar (Jim Wheba) passed away following a long battle with prostate cancer.  The photo above was just taken at The NWA LEGENDS FANFEST WEEKEND in Charlotte.  Where he reunited with Kimala one more time to manage him at ringside.
I had such a long history with Akbar, as the photo above testifies.  We had many manager versus manager matches all across the States of Texas and Oklahoma in World Class and USWA.  Skandar also managed The Punisher (below) who later became The Undertaker.  Many don't realize that Akbar is the legit cousin of The Great Memphisto (Frankie Cain) who is dealing with his own health issues at this time.  Skandar was also a member of our Gulf Coast Wrestlers Reunion.  We will miss "AK" dearly.  My deepest sympathies to his family.
Be Blessed.
~Percy
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