Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
Remembering Wrestling's Third "Nature Boy": Buddy Landel
Wrestling reuses names and nicknames on a regular basis whether it's Stan Stasiak using a predecessor's name or the various versions of "The Hollywood Blondes." Although Ric Flair rose to fame as as "The Nature Boy" (even defeating the original "Nature Boy" Buddy Rogers for the right to use the name), that didn't stop Buddy Landel from taking the nickname also. Here's my look at Landel's career. Years ago, I also wrote about what could have been one of wrestling's greatest angles- "The Battle of the Nature Boys."