Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Mama Says It Beees That Way Sometimes "Greg King Jr - Nice, Respective and Humble" by “Downtown” Bruno Lauer

You know I have drank more beer, ate more late night drive in food, slept in more flea-bag motels and ate more over the counter sleeping pills than 99.99% of the people reading this post. Dammit I came by it honest ‘cause dammit I am Downtown Bruno. I am not rich – only semi-famous and arguably a quasi-legend. But, I know the future of this business and its name is Greg King Jr.

This kid is the nicest, most respective and most humble guy I have ever met in 30 plus years in the f%%kin industry. He might be too damn nice for this business. Lord knows there are a shit storm of scumbags waiting to pounce at all time times in this would – I promise you that. For ever Jerry Lawler, Downtown Bruno, Ken Wayne, Boss Winters, Bobby Eaton and Pat Patterson [we are all good guys btw] there are 15 Tommy Richs, Bruce Pritchards, Brickhouse Browns, Paul Romas, Paul Diamonds etc.

A great kid like Greg King with all the talent, looks, drive and ability in the world does not deserve the bullshit he is bound to face. Hell, in a way, he’s lucky he wasn’t around in the territory days – the babyfaces would have tried to eat him up like a hamburger – purely out of jealousy and evil. Because let’s face it – he has it all. He lacks in that he needs a few more pounds, but he could be a top babyface. NO BS!! A washed up bastard trying to hang on like Tommy Rich or someone of his ilk would have made life hell for King - that’s a damn shame. This kid is on his way and you can quote me on that.

----“Downtown” Bruno Lauer is a legend in Memphis Wrestling. He surprised everyone last year winning RRO Referee of the Year 2008 from his work at NEW. He appears bi-weekly with his non controversial column. Lauer had his biography published last year “Wrestling with The Truth” and can be purchased at Lauer is also currently employed by the WWE.

Photo by Christy: Greg King Jr holding his RRO Rookie of the Year 2008 Award. King is currently suffering from a face injury that occurred during a match with Eric Wayne during the US Jr Title Tournament in May.