Monday, April 29, 2024

Friend Encounters: Regan Lydale and Mike Pankow

Friend Encounters is a weekly series featuring friends meeting celebrities.

Today features a veteran and a youngin'. That would be Mike Pankow and Regan Lydale, respectively.

Mike is a veteran journalist and the creator of Windy City Slam, a wrestling news site and podcast. Mike has done so much work in wrestling, he is a celebrity in his own right. Everyone knows when Mike is on the scene, it is a big event.

Regan is the youngster, with barely a year on her professional resume, but several years of actual wrestling training. I have known Regan for a long time and have watched her progress, which has been amazing. First trained by my pal Tommy Else, then with the Freelance Academy, Regan has worked hard on her overall skill set and it shows. She is already very popular with the crowd, while ever-improving in the ring. She still has a way to go, only because she is so young, but she is way ahead of most her age.

I encourage everyone to checkout Regan on social media and wrestling events. Also, go to to see Mike's great coverage.

Mike Pankow and Regan Lydale in Joliet, IL-March 2024.

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