Foley at Knoebels

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LostKause said:
I see wrestling to be much more like being in a band than being on a sports team.

Having done all of the above I can tell you from experience that pro wrestling is the best of both worlds and has a little in common with both of those things.

If one were black and the other white, pro wrestling is the grey area between the two.

Damn, wish I knew where that picture of Gonch in the ring went... :)

"You seem healthy. So much for voodoo."

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A wrestling band geek? Wow.. now theres an extreme visual..

So that's why Gonch had a woman's leg draped over his shoulder . . . it was a man's leg. A wrestling man's leg. Now it all makes sense. :)

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ridemcoaster said:
A wrestling band geek? Wow.. now theres an extreme visual..

That'd be a hell of a character gimmick - I don't think anyone tried that back in the 80's.

I think LK meant band in the sense of 4 or 5 guys putting a band together - you know, guitars, drums - sex, drugs, rock-n-roll. (Do the kids still do that?)

^Mostly the first two, and little of the third. :)

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As long as there's, you know, sex and drugs, I can do without the rock and roll. - Mick Shrimpton, Spinal Tap

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Gonch, in a totally "no homo" way, I'd love to see you in a wrestling uniform, be it the kind high school kids wear, or the kind that Mr. Foley wears. That would be an experience. :)

Gray area, huh? That puts it in new perspective.

Just like pro wrestlers, preparing for a high energy vocal or instrument performance requires warming up and preparation before the show. I suppose the same could be said for most sports.

Thanks for getting the gears in my head to go around in a different way.

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I worked a mental patient gimmick. Wore a hosiptal gown.

Not only the preparation, but also the commitment to constantly tweaking and perfecting your craft and the trust and like-mindedness of those you work with - to be there to support you and do great things. But also like a hired gun - a studio musician - these guys that are good and get it that can go in and sit down with other professionals and do great work. It all applies in very similar ways to pro wrestling.

I suppose most of those things apply to sports as well. :)

Lord Gonchar said:
I worked a mental patient gimmick. Wore a hosiptal gown.

Was this as a wrestler, rock band member, or sports team member? ;)

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Lord Gonchar said:
I worked a mental patient gimmick. Wore a hosiptal gown.

Now I think I may know who you were (even though the name escapes me at the moment)....that's funtabulous. :)

Edit: Saw Mick Foley and the kids several times throughout the day, gave him a brief hello at the chairlift.

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He was also at Six Flags Great Adventure (NJ) on October 25. Got these two photos of him riding el Toro (by accident) and then coming off after the girl I was with noticed him on the coaster as it passed.

My Top 5: 5- Alpengeist 4-Superman: Ride of Steel 3-El Toro 2-Milleunnium Force 1-Nitro

I've seen him at 2 of the 3 PPP's I've been to...

A few years ago I was assigned to a security detail for Mick Foley as he did a local show. Mick was an absolute class act. A true gentlemen. He said he does what he does to provide for his kids whom he loves very much. I learned a lot about him as the last thing I would ask him was about wrestling. He loves going to Disney World and enjoys amusement parks.
If I had to work for the guy again I would do it for free.
I've met quite a few celebrities and I have to say he is in my top two favorite class acts.

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