In case you missed our story about WWE’s Daniel Bryan letting 7-year-old Connor ‘Stone Crusher’ Michalek tap him out to the No Lock, pro wrestling news can be happy and positive. Case in point: Ohio’s PRIME Wrestling, and the managerial expertise of Jill Dials.
One of PRIME’s top tag teams is the ‘Handicapped Handguns,’ Gregory Iron and Zach Gowen. Iron was cerebral palsy, and Gowen lost his left leg to cancer when he was 8-years old. You may remember Iron as the guy who got WWE Champion CM Punk’s endorsement and made it onto ESPN back in 2011. You may remember Gowen from his 2003-2004 run in WWE, where he wrestled Vince McMahon on pay-per-view and once defeated Brock Lesnar by disqualification. They are pro wrestlers living their dream, no matter what life came up with to stop them.
The Handguns recently had a match on PRIME Wrestling TV against The Sons Of Michigan (note: you can’t get any more heel in Ohio than being from Michigan) and did something very special — they helped a fan’s life in wrestling become, if only for a night, as charmed as theirs.
Greg & Zach’s most passionate supporter is likely Jill Dials. Born with spina bifida and confined to a wheelchair, Jill looks to Greg & Zach as sources of inspiration & hope and frequently proudly proclaims them to be her heroes. She also has a dream of her own… to be a wrestling manager/valet like another hero of hers… the legendary Miss Elizabeth.
Watch as Greg & Zach make Jill’s lifelong dream come true in a truly touching & emotional sentiment, then watch how their decision results in a dream come true for everyone involved in a recent match on PRIME Wrestling TV against The Sons of Michigan, “Amazing” N8 Mattson & “Big Bear” Benjamin Boone.
She doesn’t just accompany them to ringside, either … she gets involved. The video is after the jump, and it’s a must watch, because they, sometimes people are awesome.
Independent pro wrestling in Ohio will always have a special place in my heart, and stuff like this is why. Pro wrestling can be the worst, but it can also be the very best, and make your dreams come true when you least expect it.
I don’t know about you, but I’d like to see more of Jill at ringside. In that one match she proved more effective than 90% of valets and managers these days. They mostly just slap the ring apron. She made a difference.