Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in the sports section of www.vernonmorningstar.com. It was written by Kevin Mitchell. Great to see the 2011 CAC Future Legend doing so well!
Clean the dorms for an hour to start the morning. Clean the dojo for an hour. Group training begins at 11 a.m. and includes 300 push-ups and squats, 60 back extensions, and 50 crunches and leg raises. Takes 90 minutes.
Then you wrestle, with short water breaks, for 90 minutes.
It was all part of a three-month Japanese pro wrestling camp with Noah Wrestling, an outfit which scouted Kelowna’s Kyle Sebastian last October at the Harley Race Wrestling Camp in Missouri.
Editor’s note: The following interview was published in a recent edition of the Cauliflower Alley Club newsletter,‘The Ear’. This newsletter is printed 4-5 times a year and is exclusive to CAC members. For more information, please visit: http://www.caulifloweralleyclub.org/.
He was arguably the biggest draw and the biggest star in his southern homeland, and now he is a part of history. “The Fabulous” Jackie Fargo,85, succumbed to long-standing heart disease on the morning of June 24, 2013, a week after being hospitalized in his longtime home, China Grove, North Carolina.
Editor’s note: Terry Leavitt is a big pro wrestling fan who experienced an unfortunate accident as a young man. Despite his handicaps, he was able to attend the 2012 CAC Reunion and even met his idol “Stone Cold” Steve Austin. He also made many friends at the reunion who saw what a great guy he is. Since that reunion, Terry has had some tough times, but we continue to be inspired by his drawing talent and his willingness to share his story with others so they won’t make the same mistakes he made. The following is an update straight from Terry himself.
Well, another Cauliflower Alley Club reunion is in the books, and as usual it was a wonderful weekend of spending time with friends both old and new who share a love for this crazy, unpredictable business we call professional wrestling. For those who are unaware of what CAC is and what it does, head on over to www.caulifloweralleyclub.org and check out the charity. I’ll wait.
Are you up to speed now? Hope so, because it will save time if I don’t have to explain it all. Upon arriving at the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino on Sunday, the day before the reunion was set to begin, I ran into a few wrestlers already arriving and enjoying the slots. Sebastian Ice was the first guy I saw, having a talk with security. You can draw your own conclusions, but things couldn’t have gone too badly, as I saw him many more times throughout the next three days. After I checked in and brought my things up to my room, I headed out to get my car from the valet, and ran into EWF Commissioner Frank Mott and his lovely wife Marilyn in the lobby. As Commissioner, he had arrived first to make sure everything went well with the EWF table we were sponsoring in the Nostalgia Room this year, and to make sure we had everything we needed for the table to be a success. After getting a quick rundown on what Frank needed from me for this week, I headed out into Sin City to enjoy my Sunday night.
CAC Life member,”Big” Bill Anderson’s new book is available at www.lulupress.com. This is a tribute book with 178 pages of bios, photos and personal memories of some of the greats that have passed on. Big Bill talks about 27 great names in the sport of wrestling that have left us and the impact each one had on his life and career.
Writing about his dear friends, Red Bastien, John Tolos, Ernie Ladd, George Cannon and Road Warrior Hawk were very tough. However, Big Bill wanted everyone to remember these ring giants both from a professional career and a personal one as well.
In this episode of CAC Radio, David and Morgan discuss this years past reunion with special guest Brian Blair. They discuss Blair’s excellent career in the ring, highlighted by his run as a member of the Killer Bees, as well as his success in business and politics.
The Cauliflower Alley Club is also proud to announce today that Brian Blair and the host of CAC Radio, David Buckler, have accepted positions on the CAC Board of Directors. We look forward to working with both David and Brian on the future of the CAC.
Adam Copelandwas honored at last evening’s Cauliflower Alley Club reunion with a CAC Men’s Wrestling Award. Adam was originally supposed to receive the award two years ago, but he was unable to attend the reunion at that time due to injury.
Adam was not on the original list of award recipients, so it was a nice surprise for him and a nice surprise for the people in attendance.