My recap of tehe action can be found on Tru School Sports at On the Beat at Resistance Pro's "Rolling Thunder." For here and now, I want to discuss RPro, Sam and the Thompson family.
RPro is like family to me. Co-owners Gabe and Jacques Baron, their families, the wrestlers, the staffers and everyone else involved is like part of my family. I look forward to seeing them every show. I get a little sad leaving them. There are hugs, handshakes, smiles and laughter. It really has been a great experience for me and everyone else.
I have written about Sam Thompson a few times. I barely knew him, but I fel fortunate that I did know him. He was one of my first contacts at RPro. Sam was a brave and fun guy. His "never give up" spirit lives on in each of us. That is always most obvious at these Samuel J. Thompson Memorial shows, but it is with us daily, even when we are away from RPro.
Sam was an incredible person and his whole family are wonderful people, too. RPro broadcaster and Sam's brother Zach is one of the funniest, kindest people I have ever met. Likewise, Mr. and Mrs. Thompson, Katie (his sister) and all of the other Thompson contingent are just great people. It's a family filled with love for each other and everyone else. I am blessed to know and be friends with all of them.
The Thompson family, and this night represent all that is good in the world. I am grateful to be a small part of this and I truly soak it all in every show.
I am sure Sammy enjoys it all, too. Bless you Sammy, as you have blessed us.
Crazy Mary Dobson and the Thompson family in Lockport, IL-September 2015.