"Words from Strozilla"
column by Stro formerly WCW's Maestro
"Grappling with Legends"
Hello everyone. It's been a while since I have written
a column online due to handling other committments and being on the road. But I'm back once again with the
"WFS" keeping all my fans and friends informed with
the happenings and thoughts from my world.
I will be a part of two big legends shows coming up within the next couple of months. Both ironically are
in six man tag team matches. So let me tell you all a little about each.
First, I will be returning to Ward Family Promotions this year for their annual Night of
Superstars event to benefit the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital in Waynesboro, Virginia
October 29th. A packed line-up including "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, Jerry "The King" Lawler,Dusty Rhodes, Bob Orton
Jr., Bill Dundee, Al Snow, Jimmy Valiant, and many others. I will be involved in a six man tag team match
teaming with fellow Team USA members "Mr. USA" Tony Atlas and Ranger Ross against "The Russian Bear" Ivan
Koloff and the Russian Army. This will be my very first time teaming with both Atlas and Ross, so this
should be a real treat. Several years ago, Tony Atlas and I feuded all over the country. So to be teaming
with him for the first time will be special. A historical night for a great cause. To check out more
on this big event, you can go to the WF Promotions website at
Then I will be part of a big ACPW pro wrestling event titled "Legends Night" Novemeber 12th in Lakewood High
School in Salemsburg, North Carolina. Huge night for ACPW with such legends as The Midnight Express (Bobby
Eaton and Dennis Condrey), Ricky Morton, George South, and Rick Steiner. I will be involved in a six man tag
team match teaming up with former WCW/WWE legend The Barbarian. Barbarian and I have had some wars in the
ring. Rarely have we been part of the same team, so I am really looking forward to having the big man in my
corner. Before this event, myself and my "USA United Soldiers of America" partner in ACPW ,Tre G, have a
opportunity to win the ACPW tag team championships from the ACPW tag team champions East Coast Bodily
Harm Saturday October 22nd in lakewood High School. So it would very cool to walk into Legends Night November
12th as ACPW tag team champions. For more information on ACPW's Legends Night, go to
Speaking of ACPW, a few of the Stro School alumni has been doing very well there. KC McKnight
has been a fighting ACPW TV champion facing all challenges including this year alone wrestling with Dusty Rhodes,
Larry Zybysko,C.W. Anderson,and Steve Corino. Brandon "The Shooter" Maretti
recently won the annual 2005 Sam E. Gilbert Cup Tournament and has
held the ACPW cruiserweight title. J. Steele has had a great year forming a successful team with Maretti as
well as even having his own talk show in ACPW "The Patriotic Moment". Drake recently made his debut and
has formed a popular tag team with Josh Hunter. The "Queen of Pain" Naudia
recently made her return to the ACPW arena coming back from an ankle
injury. She looks stronger than ever with her power and submission style.
Will be doing a few episodes for a new TV series to come out on Fox in the near future. Will keep you all
informed as soon as more develops.
Tales from the Lair
It was 1997 and I was on a flight with Jake Roberts heading towards Mexico City, Mexico for AAA. The whole
time he was ribbing me about having a snickers candy bar and eating it in front of me cause he knew I was
hungry. So eventually he fell asleep laying his soda on the foldout tray in front of him and laying his
snickers bar in the seat next to him. So when we landed, I grabbed the snickers bar and yelled "Wake up
Jake!". He woke up startled and spilt his drink all over him. he then turned around to see me eating his
snickers bar and take off. He went to run after me down the aisle of the plane not realizing the movie
monitors were still down from the ceiling. He accidentally bumps his head against one of them
knocking him off his feet. The scene was so funny, I fell to the floor laughing. He got up laughing holding
his head saying " Ok, you got me." ..lol.
Enjoyed watching your match with the Barbarian in Dunn,
North Carolina. Will you two be wrestling again soon?
Dunn, North Carolina
Stro: Yes we will November 12th, only this time on the same team.
Looking forward to seeing you in Waynesboro again this year. You had a great match last year.
Stro: Looking forward to see you and all the great fans there again as well. Come to the show and help
cheer team USA on!
With the Monday Night Wars starting again with TNA and WWE, who do you think will win and who would you
Stro: Well when opportunity knocks, never say never. As far as the competition with the programming goes,
it's still too early to tell who will have the most longevity even though WWE is so far the obvious elder.
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Stro/formerly WCW's Maestro
"Nobody can go toe to toe with the Stro!"