TNA World Champion Mick Foley has a new blog entry up on his official MySpace page where he talks about his memories of the late “Playboy” Buddy Rose.
Foley had the following to say:
“Just a note about Playboy Buddy Rose, who passed away a couple of weeks ago. I didn’t know Buddy real well; I think I may have met him only twice in my career. But I will always remember the first time I met him – backstage as a guest of Shane Douglas at a WWF show in the Nassau Colliseum. I’m guessing this was around late 1990, early 1991, when Shane had gotten his first shot in WWF, after putting his Dynamic Dude days were behind him. Shane brought me into the dressing room, and some of the guys were polite, if somewhat unenthusiastic about the guy in the red flannel shirt. Until I met Buddy Rose, that is. Buddy actually jumped up out of his chair, shaking my hand , talking about my matches he’d seen. “These other guys don’t know”, Buddy said. “Because they’re always in the gym. But brother, I’ve seen your stuff. The elbow off the apron, the clothesline over the top…I don’t know how you do it.” Then he walked me around the room, introducing me to guys I’d been watching for years, endorsing me, talking about how they should find a spot for me. He even went out of his way to talk me up to Chief Jay Strongbow, the long time WWF mainstay, and road agent for the night.”