Prayers go out to Beautiful Bobby Eaton who is apparently gravely ill in a hospital in Jonesboro, Arkansas as I understand it. Bobby was a member of the amazing, Midnight Express with both Dennis Condrey and Stan Lane who, of course, were managed by the incomparable Jim Cornette. They were one of the greatest tag teams that I ever saw in my 39 years in the biz. Watts, after visiting Memphis to orchestrate a talent trade, put Bobby and Dennis together as a team with Corny as their erasable manager and the rest is history. The team, along with the Rock 'n Roll Express helped set Mid South on fire back in the day.
Bobby Eaton is one of the nicest guys and most genuine talents that I've ever had the privilege to work with in my career. The Huntsville, Alabama native had uncanny timing and awareness in the ring as well as being a reliable, team player. No territory could ever have enough "Bobby Eaton's."
Get better Bobby and know that you are in my thoughts.
I will embark on my first ever "Spoken Word" tour which will happen in the UK in late August. I will appear in Cardiff on Saturday August 24, London Sunday August 25, and Manchester Monday August 26. I will speak on my career from the beginnings in Westville, Oklahoma thru the WWE days that we are currently in and then do an extensive Q&A session with the live audience followed by a VIP meet and greet. Tickets go on sale this Friday and for more info you can check out http://www.psievents.eventbrite.com/.
Been asked this question a great deal recently regarding the WWE HOF and that's who would I induct if given an opportunity in New Orleans at WM30 and the answer would be the legendary Danny Hodge. Dan traveled the Louisiana roads for years as the reigning NWA Junior Heavyweight Champion and is in every Hall of Fame that includes wrestlers in the world as far as I know. Dan was the first wrestler to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated, of which I have a copy, in 1957. The NCAA's version of the Heisman Trophy, given to the top wrestler annually, is called the Dan Hodge Award. Goggle Dan Hodge if you want to read about a legit legend whose exploits will likely never be duplicated.