Our first interview was a special one, because it reunited two old pals, POWW's Electric Eric Freedom and JohngysBeat.com's Apoplectic Scott Beatty. Scott will give a brief history of their connection, but first let me introduce Eric to all.
Eric has had a lengthy wrestling career, capturing many titles in various organizations. He has even wrestled Jake Roberts in the (then) WWF. His finishing move is the Hippi-Hippi Shake Swinging Neck Breaker. His favorite foods are magic brownies and Froot Loops.
Now I shall give the floor to Scott for his unique perspective.
I met Eric Freedom probably seventeen years ago, when I was using my golden dulcimer vocal chords to make a living and he and his tag team partner, Chad Love, would come in to this shack bar in Carpentersville (IL) and sing along with me. Being a wrestling fan, it wasn't long before we all had our common ground to bond with....well, that and BEER....but continuing on, here we are, a decade and a half later, and I'm onto my second career and Eric......well, Eric is still doing what he loves and I couldn't be happier to have reconnected with him and get to watch him all over again. He is truly one of the great icons of indy wrestling and if you haven't gone to check him out, you damn well should. The Hardcore Hippies lives on!
Scott's Wrestler Rating: Eight Thumbs Up
POWW's next big night of wrestling entertainment is Saturday June 23 with a bell time of 7 p.m. at the VFW Hall in Elk Grove (IL). Eric takes on Ruff Crossing for the POWW title. This is a tough one for JohngysBeat.com. We are devout "Ruffians", but there is history between Scott and Eric.