I attended the final awards and dinner celebration at the Cauliflower Alley Club which honors people in the wrestling business new and old and it was a great time again.
Unfortunately I didn't get to attend the 3 day event like I wanted to - which is to say I wanted to be there all day long talking to people, getting autographs and collecting memorabilia. I did get to attend the two awards show's (one formal and one not so much) and had a great time.
Highlights of last nights fun was the whole event was MC'd by James J Dillon of 4 Horseman fame and Terry Funk! Two funny guys who really enjoyed themselves.
Sgt Slaughter came out and gave a nice speech to give Ricky The Dragon Steamboat his award. Steamboat's speech was by far the longest of the evening and it had some really great stories to it, mostly talking about how he came up in the business and how he earned his name.
Ivory accepted an award as did Wendy Richter and it was pretty cool to see a classic like Richter!
To end the evening Jim Ross went up and said some great words about the final award winner of the night, Stone Cold Steve Austin. Austin then talked for a while in and out of character and afterwards he took an impromptu QnA from the audience instead of just doing a long speech.
All in all it was a great night with great food, great company and I got to listen to some of my old favorites talk about wrestling days from back before I existed - and that's truly my favorite part of the whole thing.
|This man is loved by most everyone in the business!
He might have played a bad guy in the ring but outside he helped the young talent and helped the business to thrive and it's pretty awesome to hear everyone speak so highly of him!