Friendly Encounters is a weekly series featuring my friends who have met celebrities.
Today, I am featuring two of my favorite people. I am proud to say it is because of me that they know each other.
Tommy is a wrestler at Resistance Pro. At the time, he was known as Eric St. Vaughn. I helped orchestrate a Chicago Bliss appearance at an RPro event. I thought it was a cool crossover, with a similar fanbase that didn't necessarily even know of the other. Several RPro wrestlers attended some Bliss games and also came out for a season kickoff party the Bliss held.
Somewhere during this connection, I asked Tommy to do some interviews with the Bliss. "The Italian Stallion" Deena was one of his repeat subjects (and one of my favorite interview subjects, too). She was always good for a good quote and a fun interview.
I haven't seen Deena in a while. She didn't play for the Bliss last season. Maybe, I'll see her at a Bliss game next season or sometime at a wrestling event. I always thought Deena could have been a really good wrestler. She has the strength, personality and charisma.
This was a good stretch of time at RPro and with the Bliss. It was probably the high point for me with both organizations. This pic brings back good memories.
You can find Tommy's interview with Deena at On the Beat with Deena Fagiano. While you are there, check out the Johngy's Beat Chicago Bliss playlist for more interviews with the lovely, athletic members of the Bliss.
Deena Fagiano and Tommy Else in Woodridge, IL-Spring 2014.