Resistance Pro Wrestling will always have a special place in my heart. Although the end wasn't great, nothing can take away the wonderful times I had and the special people I met there.
Heidi Steiner, mother of Scotty "WonderBoy" Steiner, is one of the special folks. Not a wrestler and not an RPro "personality," Heidi was always one of the under-the-radar, unsung heroes of RPro. She did a little of everything, including giving great hugs.
When RPro started breaking apart, many people left for various reasons. I missed seeing my friends. After RPro was done and the Resistance rose from its ashes, a few old-timers returned on occasion. Heidi returned at one of the Resistance shows and everyone was happy to see her.
The RPro experience was bittersweet and filled with emotions. Things don't last and experiences don't always end well, but that doesn't take away from the good that occurred during that experience. Maybe time will heal the wounds and we can have a big reunion someday. I doubt it, but you never know.
I haven't seen Heidi since that one return. I haven't seen others at all. I miss what we had, but I appreciate it for what it was. At least I can say I also appreciated it all while it was happening. I made sure to soak in all of it.
Tommy Else and I have been reliving the history of RPro from our eyes. We discuss the events, the people, the good and the bad. You can find that and other fun podcasts on "The Or Else Network" on SoundCloud.
Heidi Steiner and me in Summit, IL-November 2017.