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The Last Laugh
The Last Laugh
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The Last Laugh


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  According to Bill De Mott, he was just a "fat kid from Jersey who had never been out of the country," but his introduction to professional wrestling in 1988 has allowed him to travel all over the world.  Since then, he has been a professional wrestler, a color commentator on the WWE Velocity television show, the head trainer for Deep South Wrestling (WWEís developmental territory), a trainer on three seasons of the television reality show, Tough Enough, and now the owner of his own wrestling school and promotion — New Energy Wrestling.

  The stories of Billís life on the road are both hilarious and entertaining, and at other times, they are sad and insightful.  He tells about his introduction to the world of wrestling at Gleasonís Gym in Brooklyn, where he wrestled for almost two years before he was given an opportunity to work for small promotions in Puerto Rico, Japan, and Mexico.  It would be five more years before he would reach what rookie wrestlers call "The Big Time" and join the ranks of World Championship Wrestling and World Wrestling Entertainment.

  Billís life has been filled with more backstage drama than is found in all the afternoon soap operas combined, and he doesnít pull any punches in the telling of his story.  He relates how he was introverted as a child, escaping from the realities of a childhood without a father by turning to drugs and alcohol.  Not much changed when he became a "famous" wrestler.  In fact, he stepped up the pace and filled his life with anything that would allow him to escape the reality of the world.

  Bill leaves no subject untouched.  He discusses the origins of his many characters: Big Sweet Williams, Crash the Terminator, Crash the Eliminator, The Man of Question, Hugh Morrus, and General Rection.  He talks about taking (and failing) drug tests.  Bill doesnít hesitate to criticize himself, either, and relates his shortcomings.  He talks candidly about making bad choices in life and his search for closure.  He tells about being a member of the Chubba Bubbas, a group of wrestlers which included Rocco Rock, Johnny Grunge, Devon Storm, and Joe DíAcquisto, whose primary goal was to party and have fun Ö and, more often than not, get into trouble in the process.  He shares behind-the-scenes stories about many of his peers, as well, including Mil Mascaras, Kevin Sullivan, Chris and Nancy Benoit, the Boogeyman, Johnny Ace, the Great Khali, Van Hammer, and Chavo Guerrero, Jr.

  Considered by many to be a taskmaster with high expectations for his students, a softer side of Bill also reveals itself as his story unfolds.  He speaks passionately about life on the road and how he missed seeing his two daughters grow up.  In addition, Bill shares the actual notes from the journals he kept during his time on the road.

  A fascinating memoir from one of pro wrestlingís unique characters.
 

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Excerpts from Inside Out

Excerpt from Chapter 1: Car Tipping
Copyright © Bill De Mott and Scott Teal
  During the last week of the summer session and on the night before our final exams, several of us decided to go downtown to a local bar.  I was only seventeen years old at the time.  From what I can recall, I had one too many.  Okay, I was drunk.  At some point, we decided to leave the bar (which was located on the main street) and go "cow tipping." I didnít know what that was, but we never got that far.  As we walked out of the bar, the first thing we saw was a car, so someone decided we would have a contest to see who could do the most damage to cars (thatís plural) with their body, head, feet, or hands.  And, of course, being the "psycho," I had to live up to the challenge.

Excerpt from Chapter 4: Dog Meat
Copyright © Bill De Mott and Scott Teal
  That was nothing compared to what took place in Puerto Rico.  The fans were constantly drenching us with cups of urine, and it wasnít unusual to get hit in the mouth with batteries.  I had trouble with the islanders even when I was away from the arenas.  The Power Twins and I had rocks thrown at us, and there were a few times when people tried to flip over our van Ö with us in it.  Iím not complaining.  We considered that to be "good" heat.  That changed one night when someone fired a gun at me Ö while I was in the ring! I was ready to leave the island, but Chicky Starr talked me out of it.  The next night, I got shot at again.  Those fans lived and breathed wrestling.  To them, it was real.  And perhaps it was.  It was sure real to me.  The last time I checked, I donít remember hearing about anyone shooting a gun at Hulk Hogan.

Excerpt from Chapter 5: Urinal Balls
Copyright © Bill De Mott and Scott Teal
  The office put me in matches with young Japanese boys who were machines and I spent the whole tour fighting for whatever I wanted to get.  I didnít give any quarter, but in the back of my mind, there was the niggling, "I donít know about this." By the end of the tour, I put my own twist to the Golden Rule: Do unto others before they do unto you.  Mickey Ibaragi was the boss, but as far as I could tell, even though he was the majority owner, he was just a figurehead for the company.  I believe he made occasional decisions on the style of the matches, or a finish now and then, but Victor QuiŮones was the "go-to guy" who ran the day-to-day operations of the company.  Victor was a merchandising genius, but he had his hands in everything.  He booked the talent, made the travel arrangements, and scheduled the TV programs.  Victor also was the person who booked me, so he was the guy I answered to.  I worked for him for almost three years, and in all that time, I never had to buy a plane ticket or pay for a hotel room.  Whenever I traveled by bullet train or subway, they would always reimburse me.  I was very well taken care of while I was there.

Excerpt from Chapter 6: Batteries and Pesos
Copyright © Bill De Mott and Scott Teal
  I remember being outside the ring with one of the Headhunters and knocking him through a wall.  As he fell, he knocked Abdullah the Butcher off his chair and onto his ass.  That was cool to see.  Where else but ECW could someone like me get away with knocking Abdullah on his ass and have him look up at me with a smile on his face? The people in the audience had never seen anything like that.  They were on their feet.

Excerpt from Chapter 7: The Man of Question
Copyright © Bill De Mott and Scott Teal
  After my match with Randy Savage, I was told I would be given future opportunities to talk.  Unfortunately, politics reared its ugly head, as it often does in the wrestling business.  People wanted to know what the "new kid" had done to deserve to get air time.  After that, I did a few segments with Mean Gene Okerlund and David Penzer for commercial spots and fillers which were specifically designed to introduce the "Laughing Man" to certain markets.  They also flew me to Atlanta to do a commercial for a pay-per-view where I played a prisoner in a jail cell.  That was easy.  I had real-life experience playing that part.  But other than those few occasions, I wouldnít find myself doing promos again for four years, which was a long, frustrating time.  That was politics, though, a game Iíve never played well.

Excerpt from Chapter 8: The Chubba Bubbas
Copyright © Bill De Mott and Scott Teal
  I was amazed, however, at how fast things got complicated.  The vignettes which showed Chris and Nancy together began to take on a more "personal" flavor, like sharing wine in a restaurant, and being together in a house.  Wrestling being wrestling, storyline became reality and the talk in the dressing room began.  I canít give an exact time of when the sides were drawn, but coalitions were formed with Benoitís buddies on one end and Sullivanís on the other Ö or so it seemed.  As always, when the boys were with Sullivan, they were "pro-Kevin," but when they were around Chris and Nancy, they were "pro-Chris." That was the way it was in wrestling.

Excerpt from Chapter 9: The Chemist
Copyright © Bill De Mott and Scott Teal
  I donít want anyone to think I take the issue of drugs lightly, or that Iím proud of what I did in those days, but I canít undo what happened.  I canít and wonít speak for everyone, but I was well-versed in recreational drugs.  Working, bumping, traveling, and partying took a toll on my body and my mind.  I found a way to lay down and get up each day (and every day) by using Soma [a muscle relaxer] and narcotic pain relievers like Nubain, Vicodin, and OxyContin.  I would take something to keep going all night, and something else to bring me down and help me relax.  I didnít necessarily take anything to sleep, but I just needed something to take off the edge caused by the other drugs.  As soon as I finished wrestling, I would get my bag and pop ten Somas into my mouth.  I would chew them, wash them down with vodka and grapefruit juice, take a shower, and get ready to party.  I never got on a plane without being drugged up in some way, shape, or form.  I would get on the plane to leave the country with a pocketful of cocaine and a bottle of Somas and assorted pills.  Guys who would come off the road with a one-day turnaround needed something to help them pass out on the plane so they could be rested and somewhat normal for the short time they had to spend with their family.  When we made an overseas trip, we would stock up on pills and our "choice" of medicine.

Excerpt from Chapter 11: The Invasion
Copyright © Bill De Mott and Scott Teal
  Nobody knew anything until the night of March 26 when we were booked to wrestle in Panama City, Florida.
  Johnny Ace, who was an agent with WCW at the time, called and told us to be there early for a pre-show meeting.  As Chavo and I walked through the backstage area, we noticed some of the doors had WWF signs and WWF names on them.  We didnít put it past WCW doing that to work us over, so we werenít sure what it all meant, but it sure started a buzz.  The guys who normally talked and discussed things might have known something, but nobody was saying much of anything.  Everybody simply went straight to catering and waited for the "meeting" to begin.  The whole crew was there: workers, referees, and agents.

Excerpt from Chapter 13: Tough Enough
Copyright © Bill De Mott and Scott Teal
  What should have been the biggest story of TE3 was the meltdown of a contestant named Lisa.  When it came to training, Lisa was the biggest screwup of the season.  She would miss moves and laugh about it, which didnít sit well with the trainers or her fellow contestants.  During the second week of training, she lost her mind.  I mean, she literally lost her mind.  One afternoon, Big received a phone call from the production crew who were working the night shift.  They said Lisa was wearing a dress and jumping on the roof of the house.  The biggest problem with that was, the side of the house on which she was jumping was a one-way ticket to the bottom of a canyon.  She had blown a circuit and nobody knew what to do.  By the time Big arrived at the house, the producers had talked her down.  When John walked over to her, she pushed him against the wall and said something like, "They are going to get you, too Ö he is going to get you."

Excerpt from Chapter 17: The Heat Guy
Copyright © Bill De Mott and Scott Teal
  When we all trained together at Goldís Gym, nobody complained about anything.  We worked those kids for two to three hours a day and nobody grumbled or whined.  However, on our first day in the new building, those problems began Ö in spades.  When we were working at Goldís Gym, everyone was blowing up, but that was a good thing because nobody was really in great cardio shape.  When the time came for everyone to show what they could do in the ring, the kids were quickly separated into two groups: "those who could" and "those who couldnít." As soon as the dead weight began to realize they werenít as good as they thought, and they couldnít hang with some of the others, they began making phone calls and sending e-mails to WWE to complain about their "mistreatment." In most cases, they blamed me for asking them to do things they shouldnít have to do.

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Excerpts from Inside Out

Foreword by Les Thatcher
Acknowledgements

1  Cow Tipping
Interacting with fans at conventions Ö Billís childhood in Paramus, New Jersey Ö Family life Ö Playing football Ö Growing up without a father Ö Dealing with his mom dating Ö Learning the work ethic Ö Attending Kutztown University Ö Earning the nickname "Psycho" Ö Car tipping Ö Handcuffed and taken to jail Ö Overview of his college days

2  Learning to Crawl
Working various jobs Ö Coaching Pee Wee football Ö Discovering professional wrestling Ö Visiting Gleasonís Gym and meeting Johnny Rodz Ö Paying to be trained Ö Meeting and training with wrestlers Ö Training regimen Ö Training, partying, and lack of sleep Ö Learning the business from the ground up Ö Getting "the talk" from Johnny Rodz Ö Exit Bill De Mott, Enter Big Sweet Williams Ö Wrestling debut against Bialo the Giant Ö Selling tickets Ö Wrestling in the main event against Johnny Rodz Ö $200 payday

3  Key to the City
Wrestling for the World Wrestling Federation ... Tag teaming with Mondo Kleen ... Chief Jay Strongbow, the arrogant a—hole ... $20 payoffs ... Wrestling Tommy Dreamer in Dreamer's debut match ... Big Vito wrestlers out of his clothes ... Thoughts on Kid Krush and D-Von Dudley ... Working for Dennis Galamb and Joe Savoldi ... Tito Santana "teaches Bill how to work" ... Threatened by Tommy Savoldi ... Working independent dates ... Being given the Key to the City of Paramus ... Appearing on "Good Day, New York", a mainstream TV show ... Meeting Eddie Mansfield ... Going on a European tour with Ted Petty ... Shaving his head ... Working as Crash the Eliminator

4  Dog Meat
Hercules Ayala invites Bill to work in Puerto Rico ... Mondo Kleen pulls a no-show ... Bill's manager, Chicky Starr ... Traveling with the Power Twins ... The wrong side of town ... Learning the local cuisine; pizza, chicken, and dog ... Working with Steve Strong ... Rooming with Tom Brandi ... An education in "heat" and fan reaction ... Knives and guns ... Trouble on the homefront ... Living with David Heath and Luna Vachon ... Invited to work for Carlos Colon by Eddie Gilbert ... Introduction to the blade and juice ... Super glue ... Fan appreciation from groupies and arena rats ... The 50-mile rule ... The fruit girl ... Tiger Jackson's third leg

5  Urinial Balls
Working for the W*ING promotion ... Ribbed by Miguel Perez Jr. and Ricky Santana ... Wrestling young Japanese boys ... Mickey Ibaragi, the boss ... Working for Victor Quinones ... Bill's first guarantee ... Dealing with the long plane flights ... Booze and pills ... Mike Kirchner, aka Leatherface, goes to jail ... The language barrier ... Being worked by the Japanese boys ... Communicating finishes in Japan ... Winning his first title, the W*ING tag team title, with Mr. Pogo ... Kevin Sullivan eats a urinal ball ... Sullivan gets his revenge on Bill, Mike Kirchner, Jimmy Delray, Doug Gilbert and Steve Collins ... Missing the birth of his first daughter

6  Batteries and Pesos
Wrestling in Mexico ... Being the only "gringo" on the tour ... Wrestling two-out-of-three fall matches ... Attacked by Mexican women ... Drenched in urine ... Working under a mask ... Mil Mascaras, "the biggest asshole in the world" ... Bill's plane ticket goes missing ... Stranded in Mexico ... Riding on a bus with goats and chickens ... Invited by Eddie Gilbert to work for Eastern Championship Wrestling [ECW] ... Barbed wire match ... Heat with Paul Heyman ... Working as Mikey Whipwreck's bodybuard ... The $25 lesson

7  The Man of Question
Back home in New Jersey ... A call from Kevin Sullivan ... Invited to tryout for WCW ... Meeting with Eric Bischoff and Hulk Hogan ... Bill's WCW debut ... Learning to moonsault ... Kevin Sullivan gives Bill a choice ... Meeting "friends" in the Ramada Inn lounge ... The Man of Question ... Doing a promo on Randy Savage ... Wrestling Cactus Jack ... Joining the Dungeon of Doom ... The Laughing Man ... A punch-kick guy ... Advice from One Man Gang ... A boat ride with Dick Slater ... Winning (and not winning) the WCW world tag team title ... Arn Anderson bitch-slaps Disco Inferno ... Bobby Eaton gets locked into the airplane bathroom ... Memories of Bobby Duncum Jr. ... Chad Brock, from wrestler to country-music artist ... A check for $12,000 ... A summons from Hulk Hogan

8  The Chubba Bubbas
Hanging with Rocco Rock and Johnny Grunge ... Devon Storm joins the Chubba Bubbas ... The McDonald's drive-through ... "Borrowing" the WCW van ... Johnny gets busted ... Getting fired by Kevin Sullivan ... Brian Pillman refuses to sell for Sullivan ... Reinstated by Eric Bischoff ... SWAT team ... Sullivan and Bischoff pull a rib on Johnny Grunge ... Arn Anderson kicks Meng in the nuts ... Sleeping with the producer ... Kevin and Nancy Sullivan ... Behind the scenes of a real-life soap opera ... Sullivan books his own divorce ... The Dungeon (Sullivan) vs the Horsemen (Benoit) behind the scenes ... Brawl in the bathroom ... A note to wrestlers regarding their wives/girlfriends ... Joe D'Acquisto joins the Chubba Bubbas ... Monkey juice, aka GHB, runs rampant in the company ... Dave Penzer cleans the room in Sturgis, South Dakota ... A joke gets amplified in the Mount Rushmore amphitheatere ... Tattoos ... Konnan and Rey Mysterio Jr. become honorary Chubba Bubas ... The "Skinny-Guy" clause ... A drug dog eats Chavo Guerrero Jr.'s doughnuts ... Bill loses his cool ... Being honest with Kevin Sullivan ... Meng does the Macarena

9  The Chemist
The journeyman wrestler ... Appearing in the movie "The Waterboy" with Adam Sandler and Henry Winkler ... The Dungeon of Doom is dismantled ... Jimmy Hart's "First Family" ... A lesson about drugs ... Introduction to steroids ... Easy availablility of drugs ... Surprise drug test ... The dreaded FedEx overnight letter from WCW ... Ordered to make a 90-day in-house rehab visit ... Faulty testing procedures ... Asking Eric Bischoff for a raise ... Getting a rare win on "WCW Monday Nitro" ... The new contract ... Diagnosed with clinical brain damage ... Kevin Sullivan is ousted as booker ... Vince Russo and Eric Bischoff take over ... Appearing on "The Family Feud"

10  Misfits in Action
The "Misfits in Action" ... Hugh Morrus becomes Hugh G. Rection ... Captain Rection takes over the Misfits ... Major Gunns ... Van Hammer resents being called Private Stash ... Booker T and Jerry "The Wall" Tuite join the Misfits ... Selling F.U.B.A.R t-shirts ... 43-cent royalty check ... Winning the U.S. title and then losing it to Lance Storm ... Shane "French Fry" Douglas

11  The Invasion
Spending time doing charity work and visiting children's hospitals ... Tryout with the WWF ... A surprise in Panama City, Florida ... The WWF takes over ... Meeting with Johnny Ace and J.R. ... Appearing at "WrestleManis XVII ... Shawn Stasiak queers the deal ... WCW "invades" the WWF ... Edge gets hurts and Bill gets blamed ... Locker room heat between WWF and former WCW talent ... Curtain calls ... Shane Helms and Buff Bagwell get into an altercation ... Buff disrespects Pat Patterson ... Wrestlers' court ... The unwritten rules of traveling ... Bill Silverman takes a deal ... The one-legged wrestler disrespects the boys ... Russ McCullough tells Tommy Dreamer to quit eating Twinkies ... Bob Holly beats Billy Gunn in a dropkick competition

12  On the Sidelines (again)
September 11, 2001 ... Traveling with Chavo Guerrero Jr. ... Bodyslamming Big Show ... Crash Holly applies for a job at Wal-Mart ... Thoughts on Al Snow, Billy Gunn, and Tommy Dreamer ... Bill's personal journal notes ... Working for Les Thatcher's Heartland Wrestling Association ... Bill's guarantee is cut in half ... Backstage politics and the WWF's 2002 "draft" ... The downside guarantee

13  Tough Enough
Invited to be a trainer for "Tough Enough 3" ... "Hugh Morrus" is fired ... Working with MTV producers ... The truth behind the confrontation between Bob Holly and Matt Cappotelli ... Bill drives a contestant "crazy" ... The Christian-stripper ... Jonah plays a huge rib on his fellow contestants ... The contestants get their revenge ... Relationships with Tough Enough contestants

14  Lacey
Bill meets Lacey Storey ... Separating from his wife and the problems being on the road plays on a marriage ... Jim Duggan's wife "bans" Bill from hanging out with Jim ... Bill's daughters meet Lacey ... Divorce proceedings ... Injuries catch up to Bill ... Training students at Ohio Valley Wrestling

15  The Doody Man
Commentating on "WWE Velocity" ... Losing friends ... Injury diagnoses ... Served with divorce papers ... Getting married again ... Filming "Tough Enough 4" ... Marty Wright, the "Doody Man" ... Danny Inferno knocks out Marty Wright's teeth ... Dividing his time between "Velocity," "Million Dollar Tough Enough," and Ohio Valley Wrestling

16  Jackass of All Trades
A change in plans ... Moving to McDonough, Georgia ... Running the Deep South Wrestling [DSW] training facility ... Meeting with Johnny Ace and Tommy Dreamer at Titan Towers ... Information on the Internet causes problems ... Trouble between Joe Hamilton and Bill Behrens ... Behind the scenes of the operation of Deep South Wrestling ... Taking heat for decisions made by everyone ... Training the kids at Gold's Gym ... Moving into the new training center ... Deep South TV tapings ... Joe Hamilton threatens to "shut this fu—ing place down" ... Neal Pruitt takes Bill Behren's place ... Visits from WWE executives and road agents ... "Promo Day" ... A promise from Johnny Ace

17  The Heat Guy
Pushing the DSW students to their limits ... The competitive spirit at DSW ... Saturday morning training sessions ... The problem children ... The list of complaints ... A-Team and B-Team ... Phone calls to Talent Relations ... "Make-A-Deal Friday" ... Babysitting 101 ... Paid to train ... Telling students to "Get the fu— out of my ring! ... Taping training sessions ... Johnny Ace reads the students the riot act ... Cliques ... Greg Gagne's speech ... The letter-writing campaign

18  Crybabies and Complainers
The Bill De Mott bashers ... critique of the complainers ... Dave Taylor is brought in as an additional trainer

19  The Go-To Guys (and Girls)
Bill throws a knife at Brett Majors ... Bill's "headhunters" ... Eric Perez gets chopped in the ring ... Freakin' Deacon swooshes jelly doughnuts ... Angel Williams, the first DSW diva ... Shantelle Taylor wins "WWE Fan of the Month" contest ... Lacey puts The Miz in his place ... Overviews of Brett and Brian Majors, Derrick Neikirk, Mike Knox, Eric Perez, Freakin' Deacon, Mike Taylor, MVP, Brian Mailhot, Mike Mizanin (The Miz), Matt Cappotelli, and Elijah Burke

20  Falling Up the Wall
Working with Afa Anoa'i Jr. ... Sonny Siaki's sacrifice ... Tony Santarelli falls up the wall ... David Heath scares the developmental talent ... Mack Johnson sits on a rail ... Matt Striker's package ... Kofi Kingston loses his accent ... Overview of Big Vito, Tony Santrelli, Bradley Jay, Claudio Castagnoli, Cru Jones, Damian Steel, Heath Miller, Danny Gimondo, Frankie Coverdale, George "G-Rilla" Murdoch, Jack Swagger, Mack Johnson, Antonio Mestre, Lawrence Tyler, Johnny Curtis, Johnny Parisi, Matt Striker, Keith Walker, Robert Anthony, Kid Cash, T.J. Wilson, Ray Gordon [Terry Ray Gordy Jr.], Roughhouse O'Reilly, Tommy Suede, and Ryan Reeves

21  Deep South Divas
Overview of Daisey Mae, Kristal Marshall, Luscious, Michelle McCool, Rebecca DiPietro, Melissa Coates, Tracy, Krissy Vaine, and Natalie Neidhart

22  Attack of the Killer Squats
Training the Great Khali ... The complaints begin ... Khali refuses to do anything physical ... Bill is released from his WWE contract ... Joe Hamilton comes clean ... Tom Prichard takes Bill's place ... The taped training session ... WWE severs ties to DSW ... Bill counts his blessings

23  A Real Job
Wrestling on the independent circuit ... Wrestling for Ronnie Gossett and not getting paid ... Moving to Georgia ... Applying for a job with FedEx ... The band of gypsies ... Forming a new company, New Energy Wrestling ...

24  Billy De Mott, Celebrity
Meeting celebrities: ZZ Top, Kid Rock, Joe C and others ... Disappointment with the band KISS

25  The "Real" First Family
Life after wrestling ... Bill becomes a father, again

Addendum: Another Last Laugh
The phone call ... Invited to be a trainer on "Tough Enough 5"

Index

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  I just finished Bill DeMottís book, and let me just say, itís another job well done.  While I read in the forward that it took some convincing to co-author a book by a wrestler of a different generation then you are used to, Iím glad you did.  Sadly, Iím not old enough to have experienced the glory days of the '60s, '70s and early '80s.  However, your books really put in perspective a time that never could be recaptured.
  With that being said, Iím glad you helped with Billís project because this was the first one of your books that focused on my era in the 90ís.  I remember reading about Bill as "Crash The Terminator" in the old Apter mags and was able to follow his entire career through WCW, WWE, and finally, his role on "Tough Enough."  Billís honesty about the drugs, extra-martial affairs and adventures with the "Chubba Bubbas" were great reads.  I also enjoyed reading the insights about the botched "invasion" angle of 2001 and the role Chavo helped play in his life during the 9/11 attacks.  This is all stuff that I remember clear as day and itís nice to have an insider perspective.
  One last thing Iíd like to add is that I was absolutely floored when Bill talked in depth about an October 2001 spot show in Valparasio, Indiana.  Valparaiso happens to be the town I currently reside in and his comments about the atmosphere couldnít have been more true!  I was at that very show and remember the Spike/Show match that he discussed.  In fact, somewhere, I do believe I have pictures from that very match!  Iíll try to locate them and, if they are found, Iíd love for you to send them to Bill!
  Again ... excellent job!  Keep up the great work!

Josh Harvoth

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