Over the Top Rope

Rock Riddle's
Wrestling Revue

by Rock Riddle, the Original "Mr. Wonderful" of Professional Wrestling

Los Angeles' third largest newspaper has a weekly circulation of over 125,000.  Historically thought of as an 'alternative' paper, the publication is making a dedicated effort to become more 'main stream.'  For several months the editors and staff encouraged APS President Rock Riddle to write a wrestling column.  In February, 2006, he agreed to do so -- on a non-exclusive basis.  You will soon be able to read his column in many additional newspapers, magazines and e-zines world-wide.  For your convenience, you can always read the column here first! Just click below
 

Column #1

Introduction to Pro Wrestling at Age 14 ■ Rip Hawk & Swede Hanson (Finally, Role Models) ■
■ A Fan Club for the Bad Guys ■ Doing Live Television at 14 ■ Causing a Riot at 14 ■
■ Over 500,000,000 People Watch Professional Wrestling Each Week ■ A Brief & Fascinating History ■

Column #2

The Decision to Become a Professional Wrestler at Age 16
■ Wrestling in High School in the 135-lb. Weight Class ■
■ Local Barber Shop Advice ■ Wrestling at 236 lbs. Five Years Later ■ Wrestling the Former World Champion ■
■ Defeating the Former World Champion ■ Another Near Riot ■ Barber Shop "Revenge" ■

Column #3

Liberation from High School at Age 17 ■ Finding Opportunity in Florida ■ Solid Weight Gain ■
■ College Graduate at Age of 20 ■ Meeting the Promoters in Tampa ■ Billy Blue River ■
■ My First Professional Match at Age 20 ■ Main Event Winner ■ The Cash "Payoff" ■
■ Major Superstars I Wrestled ■

Column #4

■ Wrestling in Atlanta One Night, Chicago The Next ■ The Hotel Routine ■ The Wrestling Bags ■
■ My Introduction to the AWA - American Wrestling Association ■ Meeting the Stars ■
■ Stan "The Big K" Kowalski Welcomes and Advises Me ■ The Iron Sheik ■
■ Rolling on the Floor With Laughter ■ Thought They'd Wheel Me Out on a Stretcher ■

Column #5

■ Hundreds of Professional Wrestling Stars Come Together in Las Vegas ■
■ Pat Patterson ■ The Cauliflower Alley Club ■
■ Amazing Compliments ■
■ The Undertaker's Manager ■ Paul Bearer ■

Column #6

■ The World Famous Olympic Auditorium ■ Leo Garibaldi's Proposal ■ My Rejection ■
■ My Solution ■ Approaching Rowdy Roddy Piper ■ Offering Him His Big Break ■
■ Java Ruuk ■ Arab Oil Embargo ■ Messing With the Announcer ■
■ "No More Oil" Interview ■ Roddy Gets Stabbed ■ No Final "Thank You" ■

Column #7

■ Working Out at Hollywood's Holiday Health Spa ■ Sylvester Stallone Introduces Himself to Me ■
■ The Jokes ■ The Fun ■
■ The Proposal to Work in Sly's Wrestling Movie ■ The Big Role ■ The Change ■ Gene LeBell ■
■ My Buddy Terry Funk ■ Sly is "Only" a Movie Star, Terry Funk is Real ■ "Paradise Alley" Stars ■

Column #8

■ Sylvester Stallone Story -- Part Two ■
■ Sly's Unscheduled Absence From the Gym ■ The Famous Elbow Drop ■
■  On the Set of the Stallone's Feature Film, "Paradise Alley" ■ The Pros Vs. the Actor ■
■ My Proposal to Sly ■ The Result ■ Drop Sly a Note ■ "The Rock Riddle" Opening ■

Column #9

■ My Introduction to Kurt Angle in 2000 ■  Kurt Angle Wins "Future Legend" Award ■ His Broken Neck ■
■ The Doctor's Warning ■ Kurt's Determination ■ Chris Benoit Breaks His Neck Twice ■
■ Wrestling In Your Blood ■ More Addictive Than Heroin ■  If You Must Die, Die in the Ring ■
■ Skull Murphy Could No Longer Wrestle, Killed Himself ■

Column #10
■ Roy Shire's San Francisco Territory ■ Matches in Las Vegas ■
■ Brutus, the 550-Pound Wrestling Bear ■ Why He Was Irritable ■
■ Why He Hurt the Wrestlers ■
■ "If You Forget, He'll Bite Off Your Finger" ■ If You're Not Aggressive, He'll Get Bored ■
■ Brutus' Amazing Ability in the Ring ■ Mutual Respect & A Bear Licking ■

Column #11

■ Nick Goulas, World's Worst Wrestling Promoter ■ Long Trips & Lousy Money ■
■ The Sam Davis Hotel in Nashville ■ Sam Bass, One of the Greatest Wrestling Managers ■
■ Jerry "The King" Lawler Attempts to Add Rock Riddle to His List of "Extreme Water Bomb" Victims ■
■ Upcoming: Bound & Gagged Midget Wrestler Signals Cops at Tollbooth ■ Much More ■

 Column #12
■ Mongo from Blazing Saddles a Professional Wrestler? ■
■ CBS-TV Movie of the Week, "MAD BULL" ■ Roddy Piper in Drag ■
■ Feature Film Producer Comes Very Close to Losing Important Part of His Anatomy ■
■ "No Rehearsals.  We Do This In One Take" ■ Body-Slammed by a Woman ■
■ Actors Portraying Wrestlers Get Wrestling Lesson ■

Column #13

■ Protecting the Business ■ When Wrestlers Discipline Fans ■
■ The Wrestling Promoter Told Me to Break His Arm ■
■ Riots ■ Taking Knives Away From Angry Fans ■
■ Rescuing Billy Spears From 14,000 Rioting Fans ■ Why I Fired My Championship Tag Team ■

Column #14

■ Living Directly on the Beach ■ The Wrestling Legends Who Had Lunch There ■
  ■ The National Wrestling Alliance -- The Largest Governing Body for Professional Wrestling in the World ■
 ■ TOP BILLING Over The Heavyweight Championship of the World ■ Valet Ms. Pamela ■
 ■ The Autographed Photo of Rock Riddle for the World Champion Jack Brisco  ■  Apache Gringo  ■

Column #15

■ "Pay-Backs"■ "Receipts"■ Over 100 Degrees in the Arena ■
■ Ruptured Eardrum -- Pay-Back or Accident? ■
■ A Great Actor -- or Did He Black Out? ■
■ Rubbing Alcohol in Jay York's Inhaler ■ Shotgun Blast in the Dressing Room ■ Wrestler's Creed ■

Column #16

■ Roy Shire's San Francisco Based "Territory" ■ Wrestlers All Over the World Wanted In ■
■ Hate Mail -- Hundreds of Letters ■ Reading Hate Mail as Love Letters on Live Television ■
■ The Old Guy in the Wheelchair With the Gun ■  Announcer Hank Renner ■
■ Some of the Greatest Wrestling Talent The World Has Ever Seen ■

Column #17

■ Booking Myself in Lee Field's Mobile, Alabama NWA Teritory ■
■ Miss Pamela, My Wrestling Valet ■ Free Gas ■ Free Movie Admission ■ Free Food ■
■ Pied Piper ■ Publicity Preceded Me ■ Living on the Beach ■ Short Trips ■
■ Defeating Ken Lucas to Win the Championship ■ Dumping the Trophy in the Ocean ■

Column #18

■ Three Plus Days in Las Vegas ■ The 41st CAC Wrestling Convention/Reunion ■
■ Rock Takes the Microphone -- Three Times on Three Different Days ■
■ The Living Legends of Professional Wrestling Coaching Newcomers ■ Memorabilia ■
■ Autographs ■ Quarks Restaurant & Bar ■ The Awards ■ Rock's Upcoming Award ■

Column #19

■ Mil Mascaras : The Face Behind the Mask ■
■ Part II of the 2006 Wrestling Convention in Las Vegas ■
■ Red Bastein, Creative Editing, and the Re-Match ■ 120 MPH and Airborne ■
■ Lead-In the The Awards Ceremony ■ My Friends Honored ■ My Good Friend, Posthumously ■

Column #20
■ Part III of the 2006 Wrestling Convention in Las Vegas ■
■ The Main Event of the Evening ■ Bar Open at 6:00; Dinner at 7:00 ■
■ The Dreaded "10 Count" ■ Saying Good-Bye to Our Recently Departed Friends ■
■ Maria Bernardi ■ Eddie Guerrero ■ Crusher Lisowski ■ Lord Alfred Hayes ■
■ The Tribute to My Good But Departed Friend, Bobby Shane ■ Good-Bye Vivian Vachon ■

Column #21

■ Part IV of the 2006 Wrestling Convention in Las Vegas ■
■ This Year's "Reel Member Inductee Award" Presented by Rock "Mr. Wonderful" Riddle ■
■ Sylvester Stallone ■ Joe Don Baker ■ Guy Madison ■ John Phillip Law ■ Charles Bronson ■
■ James Cagney ■ David Carradine ■ Robert Conrad ■ Kirk Douglas ■

Column #22

■ Facing the Challenges ■ The Great Value of Hardship and Obstacles ■
■ The Extraordinary Need to Excel ■ Overcoming Small Town Thinking ■
■ Bucking the System ■ Being the Rebel ■ The Desire to Become Infamous ■
■ Creating/Living the "Mr. Wonderful" Character ■ The Psychology of Pro Wrestling ■ "Arena Rats" ■

Column #23

■ Wrestling E-Mail Questions Welcome ■ The Most Embarrassing Moments ■
■ Andre the Giant vs. Rock Riddle and Rowdy Roddy Piper ■
■ Andre Pulling Down the Tights ■ Jerry "The King" Lawyer's "Ribs" ■
■ Miss Pamela Laughs at a Naked Wrestler -- The Story That Will Not Die ■

Column #24

■ Unless You've Wrestled Professionally, You Don't Know the Business! ■
■ "The Next Best Thing to Actually Stepping Into The Ring ■
■ Wrestling in the Carnivals ■ Taking on the "Marks." ■ Tim Wood's Challenge ■
■ Yes, the Sleeper Hold Works! ■ Losing a Finger to a "Fan" ■ McMahan Changed Wrestling Forever ■

Column #25

■ Over 100 Wrestling-Related Injuries ■ Is a 5-Pound Canary Fat? ■
■ Stitches in the Head ■ Nose Broken Seven Times ■ Cracked Ribs ■
■ Over 100 Scars, Mostly on my Face ■ Pain Pills, Muscle Relaxers and No Wrestling ■
■ Two Teeth Knocked Out With a Metal Chair ■

Column #26

■ My Friend Andre the Giant ■ Professional Wrestling Was a World of Its Own ■
■ Acceptance and the Lack of Prejudice Among the Wrestlers ■
■ Rip Hawk Was Probably the Most Influential Person in My Life ■
■ My Biggest Regret in the Wrestling Business ■

6-Months of Weekly Columns Published!

Column #27

■ "Why Would I Want to Lower Myself to 'Fit In?'" ■ Football Is for Morons ■
■ Basketball is for Mental Moron Freaks ■ Wrestling - The Only True Sport! ■
■ Wrestling in Texas in the Early 1980s ■ The Waitress ■
■ The Transition from Professional Wrestler to "Regular Person" ■

Column #28

■ Fairly Smart Growing Up ■ Perfect Attendance In School ■
■ Never Opened a Book Outside of Class -- Only Wrestling Magazines ■
■ My First Live TV Interview ■ Pushing the Announcer Aside ■
■ Building Heat ■ Insulting the Fans ■ Working Tennessee ■

Column #29

■ The Iron-Clad Contract With Myself at 16 Years of Age ■
■ Drive, Determination, and Passion ■ No Doubt! ■
■ Building a Home Gym at 16 ■ Martial Arts in Greensboro ■
■ Creating/Living the Image ■ Under the "Hood" ■ Gene LeBell ■

Column #30

■ "I Want to be a Professional Wrestlers" ■ Odds Against Your Success ■
■ What You Must Possess In Order to Succeed in Our Business ■
■ Study the Business ■ Learn How to Wrestle! ■ Understand Psychology ■
■ Understand You Are a Product ■ How to Package That Product ■

Column #31

■ Open Contracts ■ Weekly Booking Slips ■ Heel Vs. Heel ■
■ Dandy Jack Donovan ■ "Working" A Master Worker ■
■ Both Of Us Were "Bad Guys" and Lived for the "Boo's" ■
■ "You're Gonna Love the Payback" ■ RIP My Friend Dandy Jack Donovan ■

Column #32

■ "What Do I Need To Become a Top Professional Wrestler?" ■
■ Learn to Talk on the Microphone ■ Become a Great "Stick Man" ■
■ "After I've Taken All of Your Suggestions, How Do I Get Hired?" ■
■ Marketing, Promotion, and Networking -- The Keys to Success in Every Business ■

Column #33

■ 18-1/2 Inch Arms and Near 400-Pound Bench Press ■
■ 90+% Of The Wrestlers Were Bigger And Stronger Than I ■
■ Humiliating "Little" Ricky Fields ■ The Live TV Interviews ■
■ Holding Up Pointed-End Scissors And Taunting the Crowd  ■

Column #34

■ A Cocky, Arrogant, Egotistical Wrestler With An Extreme Sense of Humor AND a Live TV Microphone ■
■ Utilizing Live TV Interviews to Build the Ricky Fields/Rock Riddle Arena Matches ■
■ "Pan Down, Mr. Cameraman.  You're Almost Down to the Top of Little Ricky's Head ■
■ Rock's Flying Scissors Landed in a Fan's Nose ■ Time to Face the Music ■

Column #35

■ 7:00 AM Workouts With Rowdy Roddy Piper at World Gym ■
■ The Mutual Admiration Society -- Rock Riddle and Andy Kaufman ■
■ The Comic Genius ■ Acceptance of an Outsider by the Wrestlers ■
■ "Fernwood 2Night" TV Show ■ Kaufman's Humor is Wrestler's Humor ■

Column #36

■ Friday the 13th at the Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City, California ■
■ An Informal Gathering of Wrestlers ■ 6'10" Scott Schwartz ■ Ric Drasin ■ Jack Armstrong ■
■ Wrestling With My Son Evan in Ric Drasin's Ring ■ A 42-Minute "Beating" by an 8-Year-Old ■
■ Fooling Evan's Mom and Feeding the Camera ■ Video Memories to Share With Friends ■

Column #37

■ All of the Dressing Rooms Began to Look Alike ■ The Bass Brothers ■
■ Ronnie, Donnie and "Ma" Bass ■ Working Every Day for Over Six Months ■
■ 7 to 10 Matches Per Week ■ "Equalizers" in the Car Trunks ■
■ Ma Bass Scolds Me for Taking a Weapon to the Ring ■ The Weapon She Didn't See ■

Column #38

■ One of the Highlights of My Wrestling Career ■ Master Announcer Gordon Solie ■
■ Meeting A Hero and Working With Him ■ Atlanta, Georgia ■
■ Georgia Championship Wrestling ■ An Opportunity to Audition for the Best in the Business ■
■ Football and Basketball Are For The Less Fortunate ■ A Tribute ■

Column #39

■ Driving 100,000 to 250,000 miles per year ■ Living on the Road ■
■ 5-digit Odometers ■ Buying New Luxury Cars Every Year ■
■ Selling Last Year's Model ■ The Large "Secret" Orange Suitcase ■
■ 36 mpg at 70+ mph ■ The Dishonest Motel Managers ■ Lost Memorabilia ■

9-Months of Weekly Columns Published!

Column #40
■ San Francisco's Cow Palace Arena ■ 16,500 Fans ■
Elvis Presley, The Beatles and Professional Wrestling ■ $120,000.00 gates -- $1,200.00 Pay-Offs ■
■ Between $21.00 and $64.00 PER MINUTE ■ Not a Bad Way to Make a Living ■
The AWA - American Wrestling Alliance ■ $120,000.00 Per Year Minimum Yearly Wrestling Pay ■
■ $300.00 Tips for Waitresses  ■ Beyond Celebrity Status ■

Column #41

■ From Georgia to Chicago's International Amphitheater ■ Where's Miss Pamela? ■
■ Bobby "The Brain" Heenan Comments ■ Where's Miss Pamela? ■
■ Pizza and More Pizza ■ A Full House at the Amphitheater ■
■ Attempting to WOW the Promoter ■ The Compliment ■

Column #42

■ Chicago's 4:30 AM Wake-up Call ■ 16,500 Fans ■ Where Am I? ■
■ The 444-Mile Drive to Minneapolis ■ The Blizzard and 40 Below Zero Temp ■
■ Snowed in in Minnesota ■ The 4-foor Snow Drifts ■
■ The Wonderful American Wrestling Alliance ■ Wally Karbo ■ Green Bay Sellout! ■

Column #43

■ "Dream-Stealers" ■ The Amazing Baron von Raschke ■ Dream Big & Live Your Dreams ■
■ Beyond Friendship to a Close-Knit Family ■ Your Greatest Matches Were With Me? ■
■ "Dat is all da People Need to Know" ■ "You get Gonged on 'The Gong Show'" ■
■ A "Work" ■ What Ever Happened to Chuck Barris? ■ Traveling Together ■

Column #44

■ The Amazing Baron von Raschke -- Part II ■ The Baron's Most Recent Match ■
■ Will He Wrestle Again? ■ You Could Be WAY Past Your Prime and Still Better Than Most ■
■ There's Always the "Claw" ■ "Mr. Redford, Roll the Camera!" ■
■ Baron Warns, "I Am Not Ben Affleck, So Quit Asking for His Autograph" ■

Column #45

■ One of Only 12 Wrestlers to be Honored at the 2007 CAC Event  ■
■ Who Should Present the Award to Rock "Mr. Wonderful" Riddle?  ■
■ Rip Hawk ■ Roddy Piper ■ Boby "The Brain" Heenan  ■ Bobby Shane ■ Prof. Toru Tanaka ■
■ Pat Patterson ■ Sly Stallone ■ The Extra Large Sombrero - From Roddy Piper to Rock Riddle to the "Gong Show" ■

-- 45 Columns Published in 2006 --

Column #46

■ "He's Nothing!  He Never Beat Anybody!" ■ The Entertainment Value of "News" ■
■ The "Swerve" - The Manipulation ■ The Real World of Professional Wrestling ■
■ The Not-To-Be-Trusted Outside World ■ The Wonderful Wrestling Sense of Humor ■
■ Camaraderie?  What Camaraderie? ■ A Cut-Throat Business ■ The Bobby Heenan Interview ■

Column #47

 ■ Bobby "The Brain" Heenan:  Part II ■
■ "What camaraderie?  It's a Cut-Throat Business" ■
■ Bobby Heenan's Advice to Those Who Want to Enter Pro Wrestling ■
■ The 6'8" 390-Pound Attractive Woman ■ "May You Live to Be 200 and ..." ■

Column #48
 ■ Running the Canadian Rambler Into the Ground ■ Parts Falling Off of the Car ■
 ■ Ms. Pamela ■ Kevin Sullivan ■ Jim White ■
 ■ The Long Journey Home ■ "These Aren't Cheeseburgers!" ■

 ■ Free Food Again ■ 80 MPH Through MS Towns ■ Getting Stopped by the Cops Again ■

Column #49
 ■ Small Town Thinking ■ Driving to the "Big-City" Airport in Greensboro ■
 ■ "Why'ud anybody wanna leave? Ya got ever-thang ya could wont rat-cheer" ■
 ■ I Knew There Was More To Live ■ Dreams Are More Than "Wishful Thinking" ■

 ■ Flying Verne Gagne's Plane ■ Realizing Another Dream ■

Column #50

 ■ Some of the Greatest Legends in Pro Wrestling Are Not Wrestlers ■
 ■ Dr. Ken Ramey and the Interns Reunite! ■ Ken Ramey Did It All ■
 ■ Paul DeMarco ■ Playboy Buddy Rose ■ Flash & Rocket Monroe ■

 ■ Tom Andrews & Jim Starr ■ An Amazing Ten-Year Run as Top Tag-Team ■

Column #51

 ■ Hawk & Hanson ■ J.C. Dykes ■ Dr. Ken Ramey & the Masked Interns ■
 ■ We're Not Advertising Gymnastics; We're Advertising WRESTLING ■
 ■ Matches Would Go An Hour ■ An Hour's Worth of Wrestling -- Holds!■

 ■ What's Lacking Today ■ Pat Patterson ■ Lou Thesz & Other Great Wrestlers ■

THE ANNIVERSARY ISSUE: Column #52
 
■ Rip Hawk Updated ■ Johnny Weaver ■ "Hit him, Rip!"
 ■ Taunting Johnny Weaver as a 14-Year-Old Fan ■ Weaver Hated Me ■

 ■ Learning to Appreciate the Police at the Wrestling Matches ■
One Year of Weekly Columns Published!
Year Number Two Begins . . .
Column #53
 
■ Practicing Success ■ Taking Success in Stride ■
 ■ I Wasn't Impressed Then ■ I Certainly Am Now ■

 ■ Rock Riddle to Receive "Reel Honoree" Award ■ The Details ■

Column #54
 
■ More Words of Wisdom from Dr. Ken Ramey ■
 ■ The Biggest & Tallest TV Antenna in the County ■

 ■ Seven Decades Working in the Ring?  ■ Pat Patterson ■

Column #55

■ People Under 30 Years of Age Don't Know What Wrestling Was ■
■ Speaking Carnie ■ Unmasking the Famous Interns ■
■ Horribly Ugly or Amazingly Handsome? ■

Column #56

■ The 2007 WWE Hall of Fame Honorees Announced ■
■ Mr. Fuji ■ Curt Hennig ■ Nick Bockwinkle ■ Dusty Rhodes ■
■ Jerry Lawler ■ The Sheik ■ Conversation With a Living Legend Hall of Famer ■

Column #57

■ The 50% Off Bodyslam ■ Protecting the Business ■
■ "Is Wrestling Fake?" ■ Making An Example of Challenging Fans ■
■ Wrestlers Sitting Around Telling Stories ■ Writing the Book ■

Column #58

■ Tanaka Discussed at the "Accelerated Success Seminar for Actors" ■
■ Tanaka Defeated Sammartino Several Times ■ "Who is Tanaka?" ■
■ Tanaka's Call From Puerto Rico ■ Getting Into the Film Business ■

Column #59

■ "Can You Help Me Get Work In The Film Business, Rock?"■
■ Tanaka Was A Friend, A Wrestling Family Member for Many Years ■
■ Creating an "Acting" Resume for Tanaka  ■ The Acting Career Begins  ■

Column #60

■ Protecting the Business ■ "Yes, Mom, It's All Real" -- Death Bed Answer ■
■ How to Explain A Sport & A Way of Life That No Longer Exists ■
■ The Shortened Lifespans of Professional Wrestlers  ■ The Passion, The Drive, The Life ■

Column #61

■ 10th Degree Martial Arts Grand Master Professor Toru Tanaka■
■ Tanaka's First Acting Audition at 20th Century Fox■
■ Two Living Legends in the Same Room ■ You'd Rather Have Andre the Giant? ■

Column #62

■ Professor Toru Tanaka's Film Career Beginnings -- Part 2 ■
■ An Eye For An Eye -- Starring Chuck Norris -- Co-Starring Toru Tanaka ■
■ Heading to Location in San Francisco ■ Working With Frank Capra, Jr. ■

Column #63

■ Time Is Absolutely Precious ■ "I Don't Wait In Lines Well" ■
■ Arriving 45 Minutes Early For International Flights ■ Flying Left Seat ■
■ No First Class, No Business Class -- This Airline Has No Class ■

Column #64

■ A Special Salute to Canadian Wrestlers ■ Bret "Hitman" Hart Takes The Stage ■
■ This Amazing Man, Still In His Prime, Will Never Wrestle Again ■ The Best & The Worst ■
■ Rock's Talk & Standing Ovation ■ The 42nd Annual CAC Awards Banquet Is About to Begin ■

Column #65

■ The 70-Minute Rock Riddle Seminar Talk For Newer Wrestlers■
■ "How Many of You Can Do a Dropkick? -- In 10 Years, I Never Did One" ■
■ Secrets of Success -- Marketing, Promotion, Networking ■ Why Talent Is Not #1 ■

Column #66

■ The 42nd Annual CAC Professional Wrestlers Reunion & Awards Banquet ■
 ■ Eleven Honorees Announced ... Plus a Wonderful Surprise Award for Owen Hart ■
■ Bret Hart Accepts & Shares Funny Stories of His Late Brother Owen ■

Column #67

■ Pat Patterson Sings "What a Wonderful World" as Louis Armstrong  ■
 ■ The Rock Riddle/Cowboy Bob Kelly Feud and Why It Ended 20 Years Ago ■
■ "I Knew A Rib Was Coming -- But When -- And What Would It Be?" ■

Column #68

■ Pat Patterson Warns, "Don't Be Mad at Me for What I Say Up There Tonight." ■
 ■ The "Drinking, Partying and Orgy" in Rock Riddle's Suite at the Riviera??? ■
■ Accepting My Award & My Initial Reluctance To Do So ■

Column #69

■ Sylvester Stallone, Kirk Douglas, Jimmy Cagney, David Carradine and now Rock Riddle ■
 ■ "Do You Realize How Lucky We All Are To Have This?" ■
■ A Verbal "Wonderful!," a Hug And a Kiss On the Cheek - I'd Say He Was Impressed ■

Column #70

■ Another Interview Request -- This Time From Dave Hillhouse of SLAM! Wrestling ■
 ■ The View From My Hollywood Office -- From LAX to the Ocean to the Home of the Academy Awards ■
■ My Hesitancy to Read the CAC Awards Banquet Story ■ The Story Itself ■

Column #71

■ The Conclusion of the Dave Hillhouse Story  ■ History of the Reel Honoree Award ■
 ■ The "Bad Guy" Personality -- Where It Came From, How It Developed ■
■ Living the Image ■ My Biggest Regret ■

Column #72

■ Most Wrestling Journalists Have No Idea What They're Talking About ■
 ■ Unless You've Actually Competed In the Ring, You Don't Know Wrestling ■
■ The Chris Benoit Tragedy ■ Steroids & Illegal Drugs Common?  Not So! ■

Column #73

■ I Did Literally Hundreds of Televised Interviews ■
 ■ Now It Was My Turn to Interview Playboy Buddy Rose ■
■ The Northwest = Home Every Night ■ The Other Territories ■

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