The Real AntiHero I loved the most  

Barbiebunny69 44F
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5/28/2005 5:31 pm

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

The Real AntiHero I loved the most

All this talk about anti-heros got me thinking of the man that inspired me many years ago.

Some of you will know him, recognize him, some will not. But after im done with this blog u will know him...and the story few know about this true battlecat that wears his heart on his sleeve..and bar none the most breathtaking man I ever met in my life so far.

He will probably never see this, but this is a special rememberance...My heart chose this moment.

His name is Bill. For many years he was called Hugh, Hugh Morrus, General Hugh G. Rection, and is/was a professional wrestler on WCW and WWF.

He was one of the gladiators of the ring, not until the end of his career did he finally recieve the honor he deserved..a title belt. However, when the TV cameras werent rolling he was the "THE MAN" in the one could rival his authority, respect and general good nature when it came to him amoungst "the boys."

I worked with him as his webmaster for his site and in process of it all he would confide in me things I dont think he really shared with anyone. It was completely horrendous to him to complain about any injury or situation he may have felt distainful.

For years he had traveled on the road pretty much 320 days out of the year. His wife and kids barely got to see dad or he was recovering his injuries on the couch. Every once in a while hed take great pleasure in telling me he actually had a chance to mow the lawn at his house.

The night he got his championship belt shot he was battling 3 concussions. He had to sign a waver to wrestle that night not to hold anyone responsible should he die from his current injuries. Yes u read it --3 nasty concussions successively...against docs orders was an understatement.

During the match of his career he waited YEARS FOR ... I was watching from the back of the arena.. knew something was up, I diddnt like it, but Id ask him about it later like I always do. He was just a half step off his game.. no one could see it, but to someone that knew him...they knew something was up...later i found out he went BLIND half way thru the match and he finished it, and did his signature manuever the moonsault..a back flip off the top rope completely blind! Eventually he was lucky his sight returned.

Now some people just dont understand why passionate people do things like this. This is their blood. Its like telling a race horse he cannot race, or in this instance not giving all of himself to entertain the fans watching, which included his wife and 2 kids. He also had to put money on the table..and wrestling was the only thing he knew. Believe me when I tell you this, wrestling is real very real..but not in the way u think.

He knew he could have died. He was always in a lot of pain. He went on instead. He battled his inner demons and went on.. he saved some of his friends and threw em into rehab when he saw the drugs becoming too much for them...because he had jumped off that cliff twice himself, and diddn't want them down the same road. Some he couldnt save and they died. God he could also be stubborn...but also the biggest little boy in the world u just adored.

In an industry that is cut throat and would sell your first born to get ahead he inspired loyalty.

He is a giant man. Not because he was 6'1 and over 300 pounds and was agile as a cat to do a back flip off the top rope--but his heart, spirit and passion couldnt be contained even in that large body of his. There were days i had no idea how he functioned with torn up knees, back injuries and the head traumas..

I swear all that held him together was bubblegum, bailing wire and a prayer. I just knew parts of him would just come off and fall apart on the floor. He had some spiritual duct-tape goin on majorly. He was always in a good mood for a fan, tremendously funny making everyone laugh, and appearing bulletproof on tv...then falling apart back at the hotel room alone to then put himself back together for the next night. It never ceased to amaze me.

I began to get sick and had to come home for treatment..He knew the pain i was enduring.. he got it... he called me when he could to check up on me..tell me how it was goin on the road and I remember his calls as if it was of my favorites was...

"Well as usual got into a fight at home because im not home sitting at the airport with my flight delayed 6 hours and im sitting here in hella pain but im drinking my starbucks and i just downed 8 somas...I dont give a shit..but I love ya!"

Ill always love u too Bill.

Wherever u are... I warned you about the city of blinding lights where the angels reside. But deep down somewhere..I know u are still there somewhere....and thank u for showing me how to fly and giving me my cape.


5/29/2005 11:12 pm

Very nice post,it always enriches your life when you have that closea friend that you can look up too.I have one , and am a better person for knowing him.

purejoy4fem 47F/45F
682 posts
5/30/2005 7:20 am

Been a wrestling fan for years, I have actually heard about Bill DeMott going blind during a match. Bunny, you were lucky to have known him, and he you.

purejoy4fem 47F/45F
682 posts
5/30/2005 7:29 am

PS: my favorite anti-hero in wrestling is Mick Foley, AKA Mankind, Cactus Jack and Dude Love

Barbiebunny69 44F

5/30/2005 9:47 am

Bill was the best. Hed be chewing out a writer like a tiger on crack and id walk up to him with a question and on a dime he'd turn around and coo to me all sweet and answer my Q then turn around and go on fiercely chewing the guy was hilareous...

Him and mick actually had matches (barbed wire on a stick match) back in ecw days if i remember correctly. U got a good one there in Mick..

LimesMastsAvoid 71M
456 posts
5/30/2005 11:32 am

My Aunt Goldi was a fan of "Whipper" Billy Watson,as a kid I listened to her every word as she would describe in detail her favourite matches and pull out his autographed picture from her dresser drawer, she would follow his career like an obsession,much to my Uncle's distress. When Billy was hospitalized, she put on her best dress and took the street car to the hospital and visited him, even though she was in her sixties and ailing. After my Aunt passed away, I had gone through her papers and found that old photo, the "Whipper" in an fierce pose with that handsome face and moustache. "To My Goldi..." it was autographed.

keithcancook 61M
17930 posts
5/30/2005 5:21 pm

Sonofagun! Hold the presses! 4plait has actually given a straight line for an answer! Didn't know he had it in him.

Barbie, that was one of the most truly awesome testaments to a friend that I have ever read. It moved me and I thank you for it.

purejoy4fem 47F/45F
682 posts
5/30/2005 5:49 pm

Bunny, way back in the day, I used to walk my brother to the barbershop. I would do it mostly because (the barber) was the father of Bruno Sammartino and you never knew who would show up at the shop. Been a wrestling addict since I was 6. To bad Bruno moved to Pittsburgh.

Barbiebunny69 44F

5/31/2005 2:25 pm

Bruno was amazing i had a chance to watch some of his matches on tape. Im so glad u love this art form purejoy. Ive known rockstars, pro athletes, celebs and lemme tell you what these guys can do is all of that rolled into one.

4plait..I looove hearing old stories like that thank u sooo much for sharing! I think id do the same thing as your grandmum too. Theyre just special souls.

Keith..thanks...I love to "move you"

NightOfPassion2 59M

6/2/2005 10:03 am

A very nice testament to a man, larger than life and how he touched those around him...

Barbiebunny69 44F

6/3/2005 11:59 am

Tala---I came to the same conclusion myself!!!
WE must be related!!!

rm_meatn3 53M

6/9/2005 12:27 pm

Thanks for sharing some details with someone I really would like to have met. You made me think of a moving documentary just made, called "Lipstick & Dynamite" by Ruth Leitman. It's on the web. It's about women wrestlers/wrestling from the 1940s, 50s, 60s. Their stories are incredible and painful. Still, some very funny moments. People give so much when they do something they enjoy.

ByteChaser2 54M

6/12/2005 12:50 am

Just one in a looong line of honored people to have known your light mommy. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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