Friday, February 15, 2013

Five Years

It's hard to believe it has been five years since the passing of one the greatest wrestlers ever and a wonderful friend to the Mid-Atlantic Gateway: Johnny Weaver.

We miss you Johnny, more with each passing year. You were truly one of a kind.

Every year around this time, usually a few days before this anniversary, I receive a nice note from Capt. Michael Smith, Johnny's friend (and boss) at the Mecklenburg Country Sheriff's office. This year was no exception.

"Hope you all are well and still keeping Johnny’s memory alive and well.  It amazes me I have a very hard time remembering birthdays, anniversaries, holidays etc.  Even my wife’s and kids but I never have a problem remembering when Johnny passed.  That amazes me but that solidifies the type of person he was and the impression he had on so many people.
Keep working for Johnny, he deserves it.  -Mike"

As we think about Johnny today, here's a look back at a couple of things posted here at that time:

Thanks Kid  by Capt. Michael Smith
Saying Goodbye  by Dick Bourne

Johnny Weaver on the set of CWF Mid-Atlantic Wrestling
at the Weaver Cupin Burlington, NC, August 2005.

Here is a collection of links with more memories and memorials we posted on the one year anniversary of his death: One Year Later We Remember Johnny Weaver (2009)