Friendly Encounters is a weekly series featuring friends who have met celebrities.
Former wrestling manager extraordinaire PL Myers was "the Shot to the Top." He worked with some of the all-time greats of wrestling, such as the Road Warriors and Bobby Heenan.
Matt "Big Money" Parker was a Contributor Extraordinaire during the earlier days of Johngy's Beat. Along with a lot of video work and computer assistance, Matt interviewed some very big names, like Craig Biggio and the Ultimate Warrior.
When two big hitters like PL and Matt get together, anything can happen. I'm just fortunate to be friends with both.
PL is pretty much retired from the wrestling business and Matt is pretty much retired from Johngy's Beat. Both have moved on to more important things, such as marital bliss. While I miss both men, I also am happy for each, because they both seeem to be happy and content.
Of course, the wrestling door is always open for a return from PL and you just neer know in wrestling. The Johngy's Beat door is also always open for a return of Big Money. Either way, I have great memories of both and more importantly, both are still a part of my life away from business.
PL Myers and Matt Parker in Midlothian, IL-November 2011.