Friendly Encounters is a weekly series featuring my friends who have met celebrities.
Jacques and Haley Baron are two more friends I have met through The Resistance (formerly RPro). I have seen them in good times and bad times with the wrestling company and all that went with it and I am happy to say they are looking happier and stronger than ever.
I admire the couple for sticking with what they believe. With the departure of Billy Corgan from RPro,they faced a tremendous amount of adversity. They lost friends, money, wrestlers and more.
While many abandoned ship, many of us stayed with Team Baron. I never thought of leaving. Everything I had at RPro was because of Jacques and Gabe and their families. This was my time to return the loyalty and friendship they had shown me over the years and I do not regret staying.
Jacques is quite good at impressions, especially wrestling stars, although he can also do some random sitcom stars (ask him about his Good Times medley). He's got a great mind for wrestling and for fun (and for wrestling fun). Mostly though, he's just a great guy. I have had many great moments and memories with and because of Jacques and I will always appreciate him.
Through it all, Haley has been right there. She's a rock.She might even be feistier than Jacques. They make a great pair.
A few weeks ago, they had a "date night" at a Gilbert Gottfried show. I love the picture. It's dark and a bit mysterious, yet their faces are illuminated.
This Friday, May 4, you can see both at The Resistance: Chapter Two: Revelations. Since it is a Star Wars themed night, you never know how they will look. You might see Princess Haley and Jacques Solo. You'll have to come out to see for yourself.
For more info, head to LiveDieResist.com. You can also follow The Resistance on Facebook and LiveDieResist on twitter.
Jacques Baron, Gilbert Gottfried and Haley Baron in Rosemont, IL-March 2018.