Thursday, July 5, 2012

Raven wanted to rent Buffy...and they didn't have it

Deadspin: More Wrestler Run-Ins
In 2000, I was in school and working part-time at Blockbuster Video. It was an easy enough gig. I'm holding the place down by myself one weekday afternoon. The store's pretty much empty when the doorbell chimes. I look over to see Raven sporting a black Wolverine tee and basketball trunks. It's strange seeing someone you've watched get bludgeoned to a bloody pulp just walking around all casual. Normal even. I've met wrestlers before, but being alone in a store with that guy put me a little on edge. Needless to say there was no way I was making this man pay late fees.

Story continued here...
The Deadspin article not only has the rest of that story but also similar stories with Zeus, Dennis Knight, Jim Ross and more.  It is part of an ongoing feature titled VirgilBag.

It reminds me of the time I went bowling in my hometown of Fayetteville, GA.  As we are busy playing there is all of the sudden a huge commotion nearby.  It turns out that Evander "Real Deal" Holyfield has decided to go bowling that same night.  I was in about seventh grade and was nervous about approaching the champ but did so.  He signed my autograph while never actually looking at me and it was the highlight of my life to that point probably.  For the record, I was never offended by his lack of eye contact as I know it's got to be exhausting to be swarmed like that everywhere you go.  I thought it was impressive that he had the process down to a science like that to be perfectly honest.  I still have that autograph and he added Philippians 4:13 (For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength., New Living Translation).

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