Sunday, July 12, 2009

The Big Man Johngy

It's not everyday that I meet 2 wrestlers and am bigger than both of them. This was before I really started working out, too.
Several years ago, while working at Lerner Newspapers, we sponsored a reading event at the Deerfield (IL) library. Terri Runnels was scheduled to be there, but the WWE substituted Spike Dudley and Scotty 2 Hotty instead. Actually, for that audience of kids, these two were probably the better choice.
In reality, they are Matt Hyson (5'5" and 150 lbs.) and Scott Garland (a questionable 5'9" and 200 lbs.). Thinking back, since this was an event for young readers, I was probably the biggest person there. Fortunately, I was acting in a formal, professioal capacity, otherwise I might (just might) have felt silly. Hyson and Garland seemed a bit surprised when I asked for a photo (strictly for the recap article...of course).
Spike Dudley, Scott Taylor and me in Deerfield, IL-late 1990's.


Laurie said...

Remember in Fla.? Others thought you were a wrestler, too. And the woman who thought you were a boxer? LOL

Johngy said...

II was in much better shape in Florida, but that was still a riot. I probably should have set up my own table for autographing.