November 26th, 2013
Galley Friend A.W. sends along this link to the ten best backstage wrestling fights of all time. To my mind, the best nugget is that the brawl between Arn Andersen and Sid Vicious started because Vicious was bagging on Ric Flair and the Enforcer stood up to defend the Nature Boy’s honor.
As Jimmy Garvin once say, that’s kayfabe. (Do yourself a favor: Click on the link, print that story out, and savor it.)
In a related note, I reviewed David Shoemaker’s excellent book The Squared Circle in the WSJ over the weekend.
Texas Monthly instantly lost all credibility when they referred to Jimmy Garvin as merely an “unofficial” Freebird. Let’s get one thing straight: Jimmy Garvin was a Freebird. He wasn’t even really a “Garvin,” but he was a goddamned Freebird.