Thoughts and Prayers need to be sent to our Brother, Ravishing Ray Evans. Ray lost his struggles with Cancer and is no longer in pain. We had a celebration of his life the night his passed on Mantell's Corral and then many of the boys showed up Saturday morning to lay him to rest where he grew up!
Ray wrestled through out the Texas/OK area during the late 80s through the 90s. He wrestled as a "middle of the card" guy for many promoters that ran the World Famous Sportatorium, as well as for Killer Tim Brooks duing his North American Wrestling Alliance (NAWA) years at the Longhorn Ballroom in Dallas & Stagecoach in Ft. Worth. Ray had a great ring persona, with his flaming red hair, fair complextion and his bright pink tights & boas, he would set the women and many men on Fire!! A great gimmick with easy heat where ever he went and he knew how to work it well. Since the word went out about Ray's declining health, we have recieved many stories of his generosity in the Ring for guys and his in ring Style for the fans...
We wish his children Josh and Ashley (who many of us watched grow up through the years), his brother Max and rest of his family all the best. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you! Your brothers and sisters in the business are here for you....
We were lucky that Max and several others talked Ray into Finally attending this years Red Bastien's TX Shoot Out! So here are a few pics from the Shoot Out of Ray with friends. "K" is looking through her NAWA pics now to see if her Mom got any good pics of Ray from the 90s! If anyone, fan or worker, has great pics of Ray, please send us a message. We would like to collect all the pics of him for his family that we can!
God Bless you Evans family!!
~CJM & TX Shoot Out Family
PS: At Ray's service, Max said during the service that Ray was so excited about attending the Shoot Out, that he was like a 17 year old kid again. This is the reason for this event, so we can have moments to spend with each other and not at funerals!!
The 2013 Red Bastien's TX Shoot Out has come and gone! We get so excited and riled up getting everything together for the big day, that it seems like the day flies by so fast it's all a blur... so we have to await for our hard drive to arrive to go through all of the wonderful photographs that the "Official" Photograph runs around all day taking; so the very first Huge Thanks should go to Staci Brown for running around and climbing things all day to get some interesting pics. (Watch for this year's Photo Gallery to be posted soon)
Brad Hawkins and Sfuzzi's (525 Meadow Creek Dr., Irving) in Las Colinas provided a wonderful restaurant location and amazing food for the day, Thank you Brad and all your Staff! We are a unique group to have to put up with! Especially since this was our largest turn-out with 172 past & present Workers, Referees, Announcers, Managers, Security & Promoters in attendance. With that many it took quite a bit trying to get a group photo & we found out as we were breaking up that there were a lot of guys still sitting in the bar and never made it out for the photo! Go Figure.... So with the increase in attendance (& we hope it continues to grow each year) we are going to talk to a few of the regular attendees each year about putting a group together to help with the organization of the day plus the discussion of adding more! We soon will be looking for an open event building where we can cater in food & beverage since we continue to grow.Watch for more information about the 2014 Reunion which is planned for Saturday, Feb. 8th.
This day is for the Men & Women involved in Professional Wrestling both past & present. We had a great mix at this years event but there were many faces missing! At each table and in every corner of the restaurant, there were discussions of wrestling from what was done in years past, talk of angles that worked & drew the people in, tall tales of large houses & $$$$$ paydays (something guys of present have only heard of!), talk of how it's "not done", ribs from the road and hugs all around. We toasted this years loss of Red Bastien and Buddy "Jack" Roberts with several trays of Shots of Jack that were passed around. That prompted stories of Buddy Jack across the room. It's heartwarming to see friends that you haven't seen in years, from as far back as 30 years+ for some of us, come in and pick up just like it was yesterday. But that is what this business that is really a Brotherhood is all about.
This is what Red wanted when he started his Annual luncheon with friends that has grown into something he would be proud of. He wanted a place where "the Boys" could get together over lunch and not at a funeral. We hope to be able to continue to help this grow but stay a time for the Boys like Red wanted!!
There are many that attended this year, that will be seen when pics are posted, but many more that planned on attending but for some reason at the last minute was unable to, and others who have not attended but should! To all of you, you were missed by someone here this weekend. We hope you will plan on attending in 2014!
God Bless ~CJM & "K"
The 2013 Shoot Out is coming up Quick; Saturday, February 16th!
As with Every year, the Shoot Out is strictly for the men and women involved in the Business of Professional Wrestling, past and present. At time where we can meet and mingle, eat and exchange stories both old and new. At time where veterans can spend time with "youngsters" of the business and exchange thoughts, ideas, and more stories... Red started this group for the "Boys!", meaning No Fans are Allowed at the Shoot Out. If you are one of the Boys and haven't attended a Shoot Out, you need too. Each year it seems there is someone that we loose and doesn't get to return....
This year's luncheon is being held at a Metroplex location, but as always is NOT published except to the Boys! So if you are involved in Wrestling, a legitimate organization, a wrestler (past or present) that knows what Kayfabe means, then send us a email via contact page to be added to the list. Don't be offended if we ask for references and history, if we don't know your name! It's the way Red wanted it!
See you all on the 16th!
For those of you Fans that are interested in the Shoot Out, we will be posting pictures and stories from the event the following week. So become a site member to be the notified of any site updates....
God Bless, CJM
Custom Logo USA was gracious enough to design and print 100 shirts for the 2012 Red Bastien's TX Shoot Out. We made them available for pre-order to the attendees of the Shoot Out. We have just over 25 shirts left that were not picked up at the Shoot Out, so that makes them available to the Public and most importantly FANS! These are a one of a kind shirt, only 100 printed (plus 5 XXXXX size: requested for some of our larger guys!!). We had guys and gals in attendance from all over, we had a long time friend of Red's fly in all the way from Toyko, Japan; Stan Hansen; plus WCCW legends such as Gorgeous Gary Young, Maniac Matt Borne & Iceman King Parsons; GWF wrestlers Chaz & Tugboat Taylor, the Blue Angel, Awesome Kong; current Indy greats as Wally "the Freak" Darkmon, Barrett Brown, NWA Jr. Heavyweight Champ Kevin Douglas and the GWT Champion Tim Storm, plus many more.... After paying for the printing and shipping of the shirts, every bit of money raised goes to the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in Amsterdam, NY.
This is the shirt logo on a Heather Grey shirt specially designed by CUSTOM LOGO USA. Authorized character reproduction by Red Bastien himself, and "Carol and he LOVED it!"!
Most every attendee got shirts, now you have a limited time to order your shirt too, have the same One of a Kind shirt just like the wrestling greats!! We have a very limited number remaining.... 2x & 3x mostly.
The shirts are $20 each.
Send a email to firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject Line: - Shoot Out Shirt order) with your order request. We will respond with the address where to mail the payment. Shirts will be mailed per USPS, Wild West Wrestling Productions & Johnny Mantell will pay for S&H. Make checks payable to the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame.
There are ONLY a few of these ONE OF A KIND shirts remaining. A pillow of made from this shirt is being made and presented to Carol and Red's family, they were already give each shirts and a poster from the event that was signed by everyone that attended the 2012 Shoot Out!
Despite the cool and wet weather, 92 wrestlers (guys & gals with their friends & family) attended the 2012 Red Bastien's TX Shoot Out in Dallas, TX. The weather was not "nice" to us that Saturday, but being wrestlers we perservered and continued on with our Reunion. We had a semi-outside venue, but when they started serving free hot dogs many of the guys didn't notice the weather much anymore!!
As with the past 2 years, Event posters were printed and signed by everyone in attendance, with one being kept for Red (the poster which was framed, along with shirts for each were given to Carol at the PWHF weekend), one being kept for Archives, and one sent to the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame.
We had WWW's friends, Staci Brown and Lynn McDonald, roaming around most of the afternoon taking random photos around the Shoot Out. We also took a few posed photos of the entire group as well as a photo of the entire group of referees and announcers that were in attendance!
We have a lot of great "fun" just talking amongst ourselves and remininscing our old "war stories". Only our brothers and sisters in the business really know what we went through, especially in the "old days"!! This year we were able, thanks to Richard Bingham, to have a PA system so that we could have a microphone to tell stories on each other. Many of the guys got up to talk: me (Johnny Mantell) to welcome everyone and tell a little about why we are here, Bill Colville (the Cowboy security who walked all of the WCCW guys to the ring each and every night), Lvis, Gary Young, Matt Borne, Doyle King, Jarvis Young, Chris Myers, Tim Storm, Kevin Douglas, All American Mad Dogg and others.
We took at large group photo outdoors before everyone started breaking off, headed indoors where it was warmer or off to a few shows that guys were booked in the area.
Working on a complete "panoramic" pic of the entire group, it may take us a few days but also check out the photo gallery for more random pics from this years Shoot Out!!
Thanks again to all the people who come and help each year. We were asked to take this over for organization a few years ago and we hope to continue to see it grow. We are loosing too many of our great brothers and sisters each year, so this make it a great time to get together each year.
So till next Feb, we say See Ya!!!!
Red Bastien started organizing luncheon reunions for the "boys" in the business of Professional Wrestling back in the early 90's. They first started as a lunch/dinner between Red and a few friends. After a few years, Larry Dwyer (a long time wrestler/referee) started helping Red put together larger gatherings so that more of the boys could be included. They grew through the early 2000's, when in 2003, a local autograph company organized a "fan-fest" surrounding the Shoot Out. Red never wanted the Shoot Out to be about Fans, it was always meant to be about the boys. So after the 2003 event, the reunion was returned to just that, a reunion for the boys. Red and Larry (along with a few others along the way) organized each Shoot Out but wished for it to grow. Red has been in declining health over the past few years, with 2007 being the last Shoot Out he attended/organized. There was NO Shoot Out in 2008, with calls from all over asking why there was not one & what could be done to start it again.
So in 2009, Larry Dwyer asked Johnny Mantell, "K" (Tygress Lourdes/Lady "K"), David Hinkle & Bill Colville about helping to organize the Shoot Out again. After much discussion, we all decided it would be great to "start" it again.... SO we started it again with John having MANY talks with Red about his vision and what he wanted for this reunion....
Red's Rules / Stipulations for the Red Bastien's TX Shoot Out -
1. This reunion is for the "boys" in the business of Professional Wrestling, meaning somebody that is NOT a fan, that is promoting, working or contributing to a healthy environment for Professional Wrestling;
2. Kayfabe is still alive and he wished that you "Leave Your Ego at the Door!";
3. That the Shoot Out NOT turn into a Fan Fest, that is what the Cauliflower Alley Club is for in Vegas;
4. That we have a day to get together each year, to be able to tell stories, etc with out the worry of fans getting in the way so that we are not meeting over a casket!
Along those lines, we recommend that no one under the age of 17 attend the Shoot Out just becuase of the nature of some of the stories that are told. But this is strictly up to the parent or gaurdaian. Red always encouraged guys to bring the wives or family (if they are smart to the business, many are not) as well as rookies & vets of the business.
We are just following the guidelines set forth by Mr. Bastien many years ago! We believe, as Red and so many others do, that just because you have always been a fan and then have purchased or created an organization, then bought a ring to run shows, that does not make you a part of this business, brotherhood and family that is Professional Wrestling. There is an honor and respect among the brotherhood that should be observed, that many do not!
We have recieved 100's of requests for info on the shoot out, many from fans, etc and when we have explained the stipulations, they have not had an issue! As we have always stated, but many do not wish to believe, if you have an issue or problem with these stipulations, then call us anytime at 940-872-2201! As has been recently pointed out, the Gulf Coast Reunion follows these same guidelines and they are in their 21st year.....
So all that are in the Business of Professional Wrestling, we will see you on the 18th! If you have not gotten the info, call us or email email@example.com
John & "K"
The 2012 Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame Induction Class has been announced. This is the 11th year that the PWHF has inducted a class to the Only “brick & mortar” Hall of Fame for Professional Wrestlers. In my eyes, and many of my colleagues, this is the Official Hall of Fame and Museum for professional wrestlers, tag team and singles, as well as referees, and other individuals involved in the Business of Professional Wrestling.
The PWHF is in Amsterdam, NY, right along Main Street in the center of a wonderful NY town. The town each year hosts a weekend for the “boys” with a Q & A Session, a Memorabilia Room with a Autograph area, and the Induction Ceremony Dinner. For the first time in 2011, the City of Amsterdam hosted a street fair during the weekend right outside of the Hall. Tickets are available at the Hall of Fame for these events. Contact the Hall of Fame or visit their website at www.pwhf.org for all the information.
OFFICIAL 2012 PWHF INDUCTION CLASS:
Pioneer Era Category (1800-1946):
Maurice Tillet (1903-August 4, 1954)
The French Angel was a leading draw in 1940s. His finish was the bear hug. Born in France, Maurice could speak 14 languages. He developed acromegaly, a rare disease that caused uncontrollable bone growth. In the U.S., he was known as the “freak ogre of the ring”. On his death bed, wrestler Bobby Managoff asked Tillet if he could make a plaster cast of his face, they made three. One of the masks was given to Milo Steinbor, who donated his mask to the USA Weightlifting Hall of Fame inside the York Barbell Building in York, Pennsylvania. The other two were given to Patrick Kelly, who donated one to the International Wrestling Museum in Iowa , while the other sat on his desk for years!
Abe Coleman (September 20, 1905 – March 28, 2007)
A Polish-American wrestler, who at the time of his death was believed to be the oldest member of the Professional Wrestling world at the age of 101! He wrestled from 1928-1958 and is thought to have invented the dropkick. Coleman claimed the move was inspired by kangaroos he saw on a tour of Australia in 1930. He had 15 older brothers and sisters, some of whom perished in the Holocaust. His wife of 48 years, June Miller, says Coleman landed in her lap after being thrown from the ring during a match at Madison Square Garden. Although never a Champion, but rather a middle card standby, he still wrestled in over 2,000 matches. Still feisty in his old age, Coleman is said to have responded to his nephews call to wrestle him on his 100th birthday with, “Get my tights and Jock-strap!”
Television Category (1943-1984):
Fritz Von Erich (August 16, 1929 – September 10, 1997)
A hated heel in the early 50s who joined forces and took over the Dallas promotion and became a beloved star. A father of 6 boys, 5 who wrestled, was the promoter of World Class Championship Wrestling in the hay day of territory T.V. A weekly Icon on Channel 11 in DFW and then a syndicated show on Channel 39 Dallas, who was the first to go nationwide. He was a great visionary of TV and kept great people around him to produce said TV. But probably one of his biggest mistakes was not following his syndication TV around the nation that would have given him the jump on what Vince Jr. had started shortly thereafter. Forever changing the landscape of wrestling as we know it today!
Dominic DeNucci (January 23rd)
A native of Italy who got to the USA through Canada and speaks four languages; was a worldwide superstar from the years in Australia while wrestling such greats as Pedro Morales, King Curtis Iaukea, Mark Lewin, and Killer Karl Kox, then on to the WWF where he was a mainstay and trained many future Superstars, counting former World Heavyweight champions Mick Foley and Shane Douglas, as well as referee Brian Hildebrand, among his students.
Modern Era (1985-Present):
Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka (May 18th)
A native of Fiji, a body to die for, a charismatic figure that the fans loved. His super fly splash was the first with a feel of flight from turnbuckle to mat! Snuka is credited for introducing the high-flyer style to the WWF. He was a bodybuilder during the 60s in Hawaii, holding such titles as Mr. Hawaii, Mr. Waikiki and Mr. North Shore. While at Dean Ho’s Gym, he met several wrestlers who worked the South Pacific region. He made is wrestling debut in 1970. Jimmy is still active in wrestling today, wrestling and training. He has two children who are both active in the business. Jimmy is a favorite with the boys in the dressing room and is a welcomed Superstar to the Hall of Fame.
Junkyard Dog-JYD (December 13, 1952 – June 2, 1998)
JYD always entered the ring with his trademark chain attached to a dog collar with Queen’s “Another One Bites the Dust” playing in the background. JYD was one of the most charismatic and electrifying wrestlers in the country. Being in the ring with JYD was a highlight of my career. A middle of a card wrestler until his turn as a baby. I’ll never forget seeing the interview on Mid-South TV after JYD was blinded by the Mantell hair cream and JYD saying “is that my baby, I can’t see her!” That started a run of sellouts in the Mid-South Territory for years to come! My personal story with JYD is in the St. Bernard Parrish Civic Center – My brother Ken and I were tagged against Terry Ordorf and JYD and someone threw a cooking pan into the ring. JYD picked it up and head butted it and seemed to dent it! He then threw it towards Ken and I, where I (not sure why!) picked it up and proceeded to head butt it myself, not a great idea as it about knocked me out! A great guy in the dressing room that left us too young.
Wendi Richter (September 6th)
Wendi began her wrestling career in companies such as the National Wrestling Alliance, where she teamed with Joyce Grable, with whom she held the NWA Women’s Tag Team Championship twice. She was trained by the Fabulous Moolah and Judy Martin. A women’s champion when WWF first took over the T.V. airways. She was known as the wrestling side of the Rock ‘n’ Wrestling Connection, an era that combined both music and professional wrestling. On July 23, 1984, with Cyndi Lauper in her corner, she defeated Moolah at MTV’s The Brawl to End it All for the Women’s Championship. With the win, she ended what was billed as the longest championship reign in professional wrestling. She was also once married to my friend Hugo Savinovich.
Tag Team Category:
The Wild Samoans – Afa and Sika
Afa Anoa’i (November 21st) & Sika Anoa’i (April 5th)
The name fit this pair, Big – Tough, with a look of pure untamed jungle like fever! They worked as one which distinguishes the great teams from the average. The Samoans held 21 Tag Team Titles around the World. In interviews the duo rarely spoke, only grunting in a primitive dialect that only manager Capt. Lou Albano could understand. Completing their wild man image, the duo engaged in outrageous behavior such as nose picking and eating raw fish during interviews.
George Gordienko (January 7, 1928 – May 13, 2002)
In my research of Mr. Gordienko, I found out a couple of things of great interest. He started as a weightlifter as a teenager. By age 17, he had received numerous awards for his physical prowess. He wrestled from 1946 to 1976. Lou Thez and other experts have said he was one of the top legitimate wrestlers in the World! He was Stu Hart’s tag team partner after returning to wrestling after 1953. After his retirement from wrestling, he became a successful artist. If Mr. Lou Thez said that he was one of the top wrestlers, then I will say congratulations to Mr. Gordienko for his Induction in to the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame!
Jim Cornette (September 17th)
Cornette is known for his motor mouth and ever present tennis racket! He began working at wrestling events at the age of 14, serving as a photographer, ring announcer, magazine correspondent, and public relations correspondent. In 1982, promoter Jerry Jarrett made the 21-year old Cornette the manager of Sherri Martel and gave Cornette the gimmick of a rich kid turned inept manager whose clients kept firing him after one match. Cornette currently acts as Executive Producer of Ring of Honor Wrestling.
~Cowboy Johnny Mantell “The Pride of Montague County, TX”
This years Red Bastien's TX SHOOT OUT is scheduled for Saturday, FEB. 18th, 2012 and will be held in Dallas, TX. If you are on the notification list, via email or mail, you will receive the location, if you are not, send a email to firstname.lastname@example.org to be put on the list!
We have created a "Secret" Facebook Group for all of who are "friends" of the site. If you are on Facebook and have not been added to the Secret group, then send us a message and we will add you. We have found that Facebook seems to be one of the easiest ways to quickly send out updates!
The TX Shoot Out was started by Flyin' Red Bastien, with help from Larry Dwyer, in 2003 as a reunion luncheon for wrestlers in & around the Dallas/Ft. Worth area (or those that wrestled here throughout the years). With Red's health in decline & Larry becoming so busy that the torch or organizing the event has been passed to Cowboy Johnny Mantell & "K" (Tygress Lourdes) Downs. They hope to make this annual event a afternoon where guys & gals from all over can return to the Dallas / Ft. Worth area and revisit so many wonderful memories & people from their past.
This is John, Cowboy Johnny Mantell, with Red Bastien at the 2008 TX Shoot Out held in Dallas, TX.
Fun is had by ALL!
John kissing Flyin Red Bastien!
A tremendous group of independent wrestlers participated in the first ever Germanfest Wringenmeisterschaft Tournament, held in Muenster, TX April 29, 30 & May 1st, 2011! A tournament to crown the 1st true Independent World Wrestling Champion! Congratulations to Tim Storm! Visit Wild West Wrestling for all the information and photos from the Tournament.
Tune in to Wednesday, January 25th, Mantell's Corral, Special Guest will be announced soon.
Tony Vellano, Director of the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in Amsterdam, NY will be our Special Guest on Feb. 1st. He will discuss the upcoming Induction Weekend and the 11th Class of Inductees.
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Another Shoot Out has come & gone. It always amazes us when we sit back the day after the luncheon and look through all the pictures, stories from the day. We had 142 wrestlers, family & friends (114 actual workers) attend on Saturday in Ft. Worth. A HUGE THANK YOU to Hugo Rojo & his staff at Mercardo Juarez for putting up with such a Rowdy Crowd for the entire afternoon!
But it looks like next year's Red Bastien's TX Shoot Out, Feb. 18, 2012, we will have to find a location in the Dallas area, to bring back the Sportatorium memories! It was great seeing all the "old" guys, many of the new ones. A mix of many of the promoters, new & old, from around the state of Texas and some from Oklahoma as well. We missed many that just could not make it for one reason or other, like the poster should always say.... Card Subject to Change Due to Circumstances Beyond Our Control.
This is the poster that was done for the event. Three were printed (20"x30") & signed by all the wrestlers that attended the Shoot Out!
A picture taken by Bill Colville of one of the signed posters. One of the signed posters was taken to the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in Amsterdam, NY to hang in their gallery.
Stan Hansen, Black Bart, Awesome Kong, Jake "the Snake" Roberts, Iceman King Parsons, Killer Karl Kox, James Beard, Reggie B Fine, Rod Price, Pete Roberts (from England), Killer Tim Brooks, Scott Putski, T-John Tibideaux, Gorgeous Gary Young, Tugboat & Chaz Taylor, Khris Germany, Bill Colville to name just a few of the many of the Legends of Texas Wrestling that attended as well as many of the "younger" guys of today. Kevin Douglas, Michael Faith, All American Mad Dogg, LiveWire, Russian Destroyer, Andy Dalton, Kody Kox, Barrett Brown were just a few that sat around listening to stories and what it used to be like when wrestling was wrestling.
A few of the "Old" Sportatorium Crew.
A great time was had by all who attended. We look forward now to an even bigger & better Shoot Out in 2012!
Check out the Photo Gallery for more pictures from this event!
A few of the GWT Participants tell 1wrestling.com viewers how they feel about the GWT!
When my good friend, Chris Youngblood, heard that Tugboat Taylor was going to be coming to Montague County (just 7 miles from my Ranch), to wrestle soon, he sent me this video of a time with GWF Global Wrestling Federation. The video is of Tugboat Taylor & Kenny the Stinger vs. the Renegade Warriors, Chris & Mark Youngblood at the world famous Sportatorium around the time when I was the booker for the organization. He thought I would enjoy remembering the good old days!
Thanks Chris! I can't wait till you are the Special Guest on Mantell's Corral, I know you have loads of stories to tell!!
Check out this video that a fan found on YouTube. I had never seen it before but think it's hilarious. Chaz Taylor & I had a few great matches for Killer Tim Brooks & Gary Hart back in the early to mid 90's. Chaz was a great kid. I really enjoyed our matches. This looks like just one match that someone has put to music. (Poor referee James Beard, sure had to put up with alot in those days. This is from when I was with Devastation, Inc.) Great!!
Since starting Mantell's Corral, I have had an overabundence of fans, friends and followers sending me videos they have found on the net, pictures from my past & offers to make me copies of matches (since I lost all of my tapes, copies of matches when our ranch burned in the North Texas Wildfires on 4/9/2209). Thank You to all of you who care enough to send me items, and remember me. It really does mean alot!
Check back soon for this weeks Video Blog on the upcoming Mantell's Corral with Stan Hansen!
Cowboy Johnny Mantell, the Pride of Montague County, has had such a great response on his BlogTalkRadio (Internet Radio) Show that he is now scheduled weekly each Wednesday from 9 to 10pm CST. The Cowboy comes to you live from Montague County Texas where he has lived and been annouced around the world from since 1982. Bill Mercer gave John the moniker of the Pride of Montague County in 1982 while working with World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW). He has lived there, raised his family there, lost his parents there, bred and trained race horses there and given back to the community as much as he has been able to, and will continue to do so as long as he is able! John has been in the professional wrestling business for over 30 years. He has the experience and knowledge of both the amatuer as well as professional wrestling arenas. He will bring this along with Special Guests each week to Mantell's Corral. John will also talk a little about his other passion, horse racing, in a segment he calls the Final Furlong. So tune in each week for stories from wrestlings past, his opinions on current organizations and wrestlers, and ideas for the future...
Visit Mantell's Corral show page at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/cowboyjohnnymantell to listen to archived shows, find out who the special guest each week will be and to find out how to call-in to talk to the Cowboy each week. If you don't have high-speed internet to listen to the show each Wednesday, you can listen live by calling 917-889-3845, press 1 at any time to talk to the Cowboy!
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