Inspired by the Mad Max movies, Lord Humongous became a Southeastern Wrestling personality in the mid-80's
Growing up, my Uncle Ronald didn't greet me with a handshake or hug but with a wrestling move called the, "iron claw". I still remember that huge hand coming down on my skull like a giant thunderclap and shaking me down to the ground. Such was the popularity of wrestling in Mobile that it permeated all aspects of my young life.
By the time I was eight, I had as many hours of wrestling under my belt as I did bike riding or baseball. Sure, Saturday mornings were for cartoons, but Saturday afternoons were for watching Southeastern Championship wrestling on WKRG.
WKRG's promotional robot from 1981 - 1983
Following the success of Star Wars, cute robots flooded the culture. They appeared in live TV shows, cartoons, comic books, and if you were lucky to live in Mobile, on the local channel 5 station, WKRG.
Today's special guest has worked with Santa, Ronald McDonald, Bud Man, and the WABB Wabbit. He's appeared at Springdale Mall, Bel Air Cinemas, and Gayfers. He was the smash hit of the '83 Computer Expo and from 1981 to 1983, he appeared Saturday mornings on WKRG. Today, we sit down and talk with the one the only, RG-5.
Ad for the 1981 Custom Car Show
Mobile Press Register
In the 1980's, everyone in Mobile worshiped cars. Once a year, the faithful would pilgrimage to the Municipal Auditorium to pay respects to cars and celebrities of the latest vintage.
Sure, by the 1980's, federal laws had stripped cars of any muscle power, but that only made styling that much more important. Paint jobs, decals, pipes, louvers, spoilers, wings, and even campers, helped us compensate for the diminished power under the hood. And what better place to catch up on the latest styling trends than the annual Custom Car Show?
If your car didn't look like a Hot Wheels car, then you were doing something wrong
"War Eagle" Corvette, buyavette.net
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