Saturday, January 02, 2016

Wally Dusek's Letter (1973)

by Dick Bourne
Mid-Atlantic Gateway

Ronnie Jones was one of the biggest Mid-Atlantic Wrestling fans I ever met. George South introduced me to him at an event years ago and we had a great time talking about the good ol' days of Jim Crockett Promotions wrestling.

It was with great sadness that I learned of Ronnie's passing this year.  George told me his wife had given him some of Ronnie's memorabilia, and he had come across an amazing letter written to Ronnie from Wally Dusek, a longtime Crockett lieutenant who had many responsibilities, one of which was the making and transport of the wrestling rings. There was nothing quite like a Wally Dusek / Crockett ring.

Wally Dusek   (Photo by Dave Routh)

Wally's letter to Ronnie was in response to Ronnie's request for information about wrestling rings and how to become a wrestler. Ronnie's wife gave George permission to post the letter he received from Wally.

Can you image that ANYONE in a major league wrestling company today would take the time to respond to a fan in the total, complete, professional, and personal way Wally Dusek did here? It speaks volumes for the type man he was and the type of company Jim Crockett Promotions was.

From December of 1973, we proudly present Wally Dusek's letter to Ronnie Jones.