— The Simpsons will be airing a wrestling themed episode next Sunday. Here is an official synopsis of the episode from Fox TV:
“Homer’s obsession with the TV show “Storage Battles” leads the family to discover Grampa’s past identity as “Gorgeous Godfrey,” the most feared, villainous man in pro-wrestling history. What’s more, he was once revered by a young Montgomery Burns who now convinces Grampa to get back in the ring. But when Bart starts to adopt some of his grandfather’s former cheating ways, Grampa must reconcile with his past before it’s too late.”
— Les Thatcher has been named as the first member of the Mid-Atlantic Wrestling Legends Hall of Heroes Class of 2013. Thatcher, who has worked as a promoter, writer, booker, agent and more, will be honored as part of the induction ceremony during the weekend of August 1st through the 3rd in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Thatcher was intended to be inducted last year, but health issues caused Fanfest promoter Lee Price to postone the event. There is an article on Thatcher’s career here.