Monday, March 18, 2024

Friend Encounters: Tom Arnold and Jayson Maples

Friend Encounters is a weekly series featuring friends meeting celebrities.

I met Jayson Maples several years ago at Heroes and Legends Fan Fest in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Maples was the man behind the great show, which featured a full card of matches and several other wrestlers there for a meet-and-greet.

Since then, Maples has promoted several more events, although he has relocated them to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Heroes and Legends XXI has not yet been announced, but I will report on it when it is.

The current Heavyweight champ is Anthony Toatele. My old friend from Resistance Pro Wrestling Sugar Dunkerton is the Smoky Mountain Champ.

Although not at one of his shows, Maples met actor and comedian Tom Arnold. Now there are two characters! Arnold has shown his skills on television, in movies and in clubs. He has been through a lot, but he is still performing.

For more info on Maples and his events, go to Check back here for my recurring coverage.

Jayson Maples and Tom Arnold in Gatlinburg, TN-July 2022.

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