Thursday, November 20, 2008

It's Hammer Time

In Las Vegas, when I stumbled upon the Cauliflower Alley Club reunion event, Greg 'the Hammer' Valentine was one of the first wrestlers I saw. We came from different directions, but met in the reception area.
Semi-retired now, Valentine is a second-generation wrestler who had been active for about 25 years. Valentine has held many titles over the years and was involved in some great feuds. His title matches with Ric Flair are considered classics. His dog collar matches with Roddy Piper were certainly some of the bloodiest.
Valentine is pretty quiet, but pleasant. He is one thick man, though! He's not huge, but he is solid like a tree.
Greg Valentine and me in Las Vegas, NV-early 00's.

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