Getting A Little Ahead of Myself
By Frank Dusek
wrestled in Shreveport, La. on Friday nights. Usually we
would spend the night there and travel the next day to the
matches. In this case, it was a high school gym in some
small town in southeastern Arkansas.
On a beautiful spring Saturday morning, my traveling companions
and I awoke early. After eating breakfast, we decided to
leave about 11 am and take the back roads to see the sights.
We arrived in town about 6 pm after having "crammed"
a three-hour trip into almost seven hours!
I stopped at the first convenience store to get directions.
The lady behind the counter told me exactly how to get to
the school, but added that the matches werent scheduled
until the following Saturday.
Horrified, I quickly checked my book. It seemed that I had
read from the wrong page. The town I needed to be in was
actually about an hour north of Shreveport, or almost four
hours from where I was at that moment!
We hit the road in a hurry. When I finally came through
the gym's back door, the Super Destroyer
(Scott Irwin) was on his way to the ring for the main event.
I set my bag down by the door, fell into line behind him
and went on to the ring in my street clothes.
Dusek is a second-generation wrestler from one of the
most famous wrestling families ever. He had a solid career
as a wrestler and later managed several wrestlers to major
titles. He also spent time as a broadcaster, promoter and
matchmaker. His first memories of the wrestling business
are selling programs for his father when he was 4 years
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