Funk’s Corner – John Tolos, Best Man at Silento Rodriquez’s Wedding
The preacher said, “I now pronounce you man and wife, you may kiss the bride.
Pastor Macready was standing in the ring at a packed house at the Amarillo Sports Arena. This was my first time to witness a marriage inside a professional ring.
The Proud Groom, Professional Wrestler, Silento Rodriquez turned and kissed his bride.
Silento’s Best Men, Ricky Romero, Sir Nelson Royal, Dandy Dan Miller and The Golden Greek, John Tolos lined up. They were next in line to kiss the bride. Ricky Romero, Nelson Royal and Dan Miller kissed the bride on the cheek and wished her a happy marriage to Silento. Next was John Tolos. The Golden Greek grabbed The Bride by the hair on both sides, pulling her into his body and laid a kiss on her she could never forget as Silento and other Best Men had to pull them apart.
Everyone reached to help Silento’s Bride maintain her equilibrium. Big John Tolos took a big bump in the middle of the ring then made his escape ad Silento was enraged that his Best Man would do such a thing to his bride.
Next week at the Amarillo Sports Arena a packed crowd returned to see Silento Rodriquez take on John Tolos.
John was a good friend of our family back in the late fifties and early sixties in Amarillo having been a frequent guest of our family at the Flying Mare Ranch in Umbarger, Texas.
He was a great heel.
My condolences to his family.
John’s humor and kindness will be missed.
Dory Funk Jr. – Coach of the Funking Conservatory Wrestling School – http://www.dory-funk.com.