Monday, April 22, 2024

Friend Encounters: Haku and Ed Gonzales

Friend Encounters is a weekly series featuring friends meeting celebrities.

Today's Friendly Encounter took place recently at the Squared Circle Expo IV. I was there to witness it, as I always attend SCX events.
I first met Ed Gonzales at SCX, although I probably crossed paths with him at various comic cons over the years. Ed is the husband of semi-retired wrestler Hardcore Heather Owens. Together with Adolfo and Carrie Dorta, they created SCX and have run four great events.
Ed posed with one of the toughest men in wrestling. Whether you know him as Haku, Meng of Tonga Fifita, you know he is a legit tough guy. Even most other wrestlers name him when discussing the toughest in or out of the ring.
Ed is a former wrestler and a tough one, but even he will admit Haku is even tougher. This is also oa rare photo of Ed with one of the wrestlers at SCX. He is usually too busy to get many pictures.
Haku was just one of about 70 wrestling legends at SCX IV. I have written about it many times, but it truly is the best wrestling convention out there.
SCX V is already scheduled for April 18-19, 2025 and I'll be there as always. Go to for more info. 
Haku and Ed Gonzales in Indianapolis, IN-March 2024.

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