Wrestling history is about to be made. & I have every intention of being there to witness it as it happens. I wasn’t there when the Russian Bear Ivan Koloff ended Bruno Sammartino’s reign of almost eight years as WWWF World Champion. I wasn’t there when Jimmy & Johnny Valiant, the notorious Valiant Brothers, defeated Tony Garea & Dean Ho to begin a record breaking (not to mention rule breaking) run w/the WWWF World Tag Team Championship titles. But I have already marked my calendar & made my travel arrangements to make sure that I am in attendance when Jimmy Valiant makes a triumphant return from retirement to form an unlikely tag team w/former foe Ivan Koloff at Shawsville Middle School in Shawsville, VA on May 1st for the Springtime Bash fundraiser show. I will be there to see both men return to the ring to accomplish their goal of wrestling in a remarkable six different decades. I will be there to see the ring fill w/talent for the gigantic battle royal to see who will walk away w/the prestigious Valiant Cup. I will watch as bodies hit the floor until there is only one man standing. & no matter who gets their hand raised I will applaud them as they are awarded the Valiant Cup because they will have earned my respect. I will be there when a soldier takes on a tank as Sgt. Long will try to take the BWC Title from Frank ‘The Tank’ Parker. & as all the other main event matches unfold, I will be there to enjoy every moment. I will stand together w/the no doubt packed house of wall to wall wrestling fans & I will celebrate the day, the community, & the sport itself as we witness true wrestling history in the making.
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