Monday, May 29, 2017

Friendly Encounters: Jimmy Hart and Jim Strong

This is a weekly series featuring friends who have met celebrities.

I've known Jim Strong for many years.  In one of our first encounters, he saved me by taking a few pictures of me with a couple celebrities, after my camera crapped out.  Jim doesn't even remember that, which goes to show you how nice the guy is.  He doesn't keep track of stuff like that.  He just helps out when he can.
Since then, I have hung out with Jim at several wrestling events or other celebrity appearances.  He is one of the most positive people I know.
Recently, he has undergone a transformation on several levels.  He joined ItWorks and losy aboit 40 pounds in a few months.  He genuinely want to help others lose weight and feel better.  You can check out his progress and get updates at Wrap It With Strong on Facebook.
On a recent trip to Florida for an It Works conference, Jim had some free time and visited Hulk Hogan's Beach Shop in Clearwater.  It was Jim's lucky day, too.  He met "The Mouth of the South" Jimmy Hart.  The longtime wrestling personality never seems to age.
Music fans might now Hart as the lead singer of The Gentrys on their hit song "Keep On Dancing."  Hart has had a long, successful and quite varied career.
Hart and Strong kind of sounds like a good tag team name.  They might be a bit too old to get in the ring, but they are both great guys either way.
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Jimmy Hart and Jim Strong in Clearwater Beach, FL-February 2017.

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