Monday, December 14, 2020

Friend Encounters: One Man Gang and Jayson Maples

Friend Encounters is a weekly series featuring friends who have met celebrities.

Based in Indiana, Jayson Maples is a former pro wrestler and current promoter. He is the man behind Heroes and Legends Wrestling Fan Fest.
George Gray wrestled under a few different names, before adopting the "One Man Gang" moniker which would become his most popular gimmick. After s hort perioed as the OMG, Gray was signed by the WWF, who quickly changed his gimmick to Akeem the African Dream, a gimmick which probably would never make it today. Even back in the 80s, it was a questionable choice, but Gray made it work. This really speaks volumes for Gray's skills in the ring and on the mic. Few people could have pulled off that gimmick.
After a few years in the WWF, Gray went to the WCW and then to the independent wrestling scene, resurrecting his One Man Gang character. Mostly retired, Gray still makes occasional wrestling appearances, as well as meet and greet appearances.
Gray was at the Heroes and Legends Fan Fest in October. Looking at the picture below, Gray and Jayson could be the Two Man Gang tag team. Both men lost a lot of weight over the years, but both men still can look pretty imposing. Fortunately, both men are really good guys and very fan-friendly.
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Jayson Maples and George Gray in Fort Wayne, IN-October 2019.

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