Thursday, October 24, 2019

Darius Rucker Puts the Anderson Brothers in his Top Five

by Dick Bourne
Mid-Atlantic Gateway

Ole and Gene Anderson
A few years ago, we posted a brief audio clip from "The Dan Patrick Show" radio broadcast where Patrick asked guest country music star Darius Rucker about his interest in pro wrestling.

Darius, a big Mid-Atlantic Wrestling fan going back to the early 1970s, ranked his top 5 greatest wrestlers of all-time and of course he had his long-time friend Ric Flair on the top of that list. But he also included a tag team in the list - Gene and Ole Anderson, the Minnesota Wrecking Crew.

That was a cool moment for me me personally, as the Anderson Brothers were among my favorites growing up as well. It was great hearing Darius mention their names in that list and on a national radio broadcast.

I thought I'd post that radio audio clip here again. Along with his all-time Top 5 greatest pro-wrestlers, Darius also mentions Mid-Atlantic legends Rip Hawk and Swede Hanson during the discussion with Dan Patrick.


(Audio clip also available on SoundCloud.)

Darius Rucker has Hootie and the Blowfish back together for their first album in 14 years, titled "Imperfect Circle" set to be released on November 1, 2019.

Edited from a story originally published January 31, 2016 on the Mid-Atlantic Gateway.