Friend Encounters is a weekly series featuring friends who have met celebrities.
Michael Kingston wanted to make a wrestling comic that was cool and entertaining, but also really showed the world of wrestling. In 2007, that goal became a reality when Headlocked debuted. Since then, Michael has worked tirelessly at making Headlocked successful.
Over the years, many wrestlers have contributed, including Jerry "The King" Lawler, who has done covers. Other wrestlers involved in some way include Ric Flair, Mick Foley, Rob Van Dam, "The Hurricane" Shane Helms and many others. It has continued growing in popularity among wrestlers and fans. Michael should be proud, as Headlocked is indeed a success.
Of course, despite the success so far, Michael still has to really grind it out. Michael is one of the hardest working folks on the comic con scene. His booth is also one of the most popular.
At the San Diego Comic Con earlier this year, Michael hung out with his usual assortment of legendary wrestlers, but he also met Jeanie Buss. The daughter of the late owner of the Los Angeles Lakers is the co-owner of WOW-Women of Wrestling, a Los Angeles-based wrestling company. Buss was at SDCC to promote WOW and Michael got to meet her during a rare break for him.
I am very happy for Michael. He is as nice as he is talented. He is dedicated, passionate and focused. He earns whatever success he gets and I hope he continues to succeed.
Go to HeadlockedComic.com for more info on Michael's work. If you see the Headlocked booth at a comic con, stop by and check out his great work. You might also meet a wrestling legend or two or even a basketball executive.
Jeanie Buss and Michael Kingston in San Diego, CA-July 2019.