Mark was trained by Ted Allen and Jimmy Powell and started his career in 1986. He has been a referee for all the major north Georgia wrestling organizations including the famous Dillards Music Park as well as Anarchy, Deep Southern Championship Wrestling, Georgia Premier Wrestling and the NGWA to name a few. Mark retired in 2017 and now runs the “Wrestling History from Georgia” Facebook page as well as works as a mentor to young up and coming referees.
Butch Mantell grew up watching pro wrestling. And like many of us, he attended wrestling events at the legendary Memorial Gym in Rome Ga. Butch started promoting wrestling events in 1989 and continued until the late 1990’s. During this time he met many big names in the sport, but he will always tell you, his favorite of all time was Mr Wrestling #2!
David Young was a Pro Wrestling fan from an early age. He announced his intentions to his parents on becoming a pro wrestler at 5 years old!
In 1989, David was 17. He attended a Pro wrestling event where one of his friends was working as a security guard. While there David was presented with the opportunity to realize his dream and become a Pro Wrestler. He began training the following day with Larry Santo a well known wrestler and trainer within the industry.
David would go onto competing in such notable promotions as TNA, Ring of Honor and most notably the NWA where David was able to capture the NWA World Tag Team Championship on 3 occasions with his tag team partner Rick Michaels.
David then went onto competing as a singles wrestler where he would perfect a finishing maneuver created by the legendary Arn Anderson that would earn David the nickname
“The Messiah of the Spinebuster!”
In 2009 David would be recognized by Pro Wrestling Illustrated as a singles wrestler ranking him at #372 out of the PWI top 500 singles wrestlers in the country!
David’s career would span over 30 years as he still competes from time to time by keeping himself in good condition!
He says his greatest accomplishments would be the honor of being Dad to his 3 children, Amber, Kristina and a son, Chris.
Bambi debuted as a professional wrestler in 1986 working for David McLane. She competed in his nationally televised professional women's wrestling league, Powerful Women of Wrestling (POWW) as Bambi. In 1987 and 1988, Bambi feuded with AWA World Women's Champion Madusa Miceli. She also competed in a lingerie battle royal at the AWA SuperClash III pay-per-view event on December 13, 1988. In 1988, Bambi joined Continental Wrestling Federation as the valet of Tom Prichard. She aided him in his feud with "Dirty White Boy" Tony Anthony and his valet "Dirty White Girl" Lady Mystic (Kim Anthony).
In 1990, WCW (World Championship Wrestling) recognized Ladies Professional Wrestling Association Champion Susan Sexton as the World Women's Champion. Sexton defended the title against Bambi at Clash of the Champions XII. She also feuded with long-time rival Peggy Lee Leather on WCW Worldwide. By the fall of 1991, Bambi feuded with legendary wrestlers such as Madusa, Leilani Kai, and Judy Martin.