I for one would like to welcome David and the IHWE to grapplingwithtruth.com. I can’t speak for the executive director Daryl, but I certainly appreciate the fact a hard-working and genuine fellow like David chose us to help get the IHWE magazine into your sweaty, shaking with anticipation, hands. This first issue includes photos of some of the greatest IHWE moments from 2014, including the 2014 Southern Wrestling Hall of Fame induction ceremony of which yours truly somehow wormed his way into being a inductee. Maybe I should say I was chosen for induction, as my inclusion in the Southern Hall Of Fame is an honor I am truly proud of regardless of how I ended up there. Don Carson once said we never ask how the stud won, just if… and I was one of the winners in 2014 with my induction into the Hall of Fame. Besides these beautiful photos, there are plenty of great shots from the years past IHWE events.
And it’s my understanding Jim Cornette has written an article for this issue of the magazine. I don’t know the man beyond greeting each other a few times, but he’s someone I can’t help but respect on a professional level. Besides thinking the world of James E. for what he has to say about Vince Russo, I have to admire a man that speaks his mind like James E. always does. Agree or disagree, you always know where James E. stands on an issue, and really, what more can anyone really ask for? I have a feeling the readers of the IHWE won’t come away disappointed as James E. has always delivered the goods.
Enjoy. Thank you David for being a friend and here’s hoping we all get rich off the wrestling business while we’re still young enough to spell wrestling.