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The Hammer - July 20th, 2005 02:13 GMT

Tell me about Man Mt. Link and his fued with Jerry Lawler.  
Commissioner Paul Lewis - July 20th, 2005 03:25 GMT

Is this Rick Link, also known as Man Eating Beast (M.E.B.)?
The Hammer - July 20th, 2005 07:15 GMT

YES, He was known as the MEB in Kansas City.  
harry thorton fan - July 20th, 2005 11:11 GMT

Also known I believe as Sir Rickton Link.
Schueller Bob - July 21st, 2005 04:45 GMT
Edited by Schueller Bob on July 21st, 2005 04:47 GMT

All correct.

Rick Link, aka Sir Rickton Link, aka M.E.B., aka Man Mountain Link, aka Beastmaster Rick Link resides in Lexington, NC. He was trained in 1975 by Johnny Hunter (father of CCW promoter Tony Hunter) and started with Hunter's IWA.

He was working indy dates in North Carolina regularly up until the last few years and was one of the first guys to take me under his wing when I first started in the business. I have run his website for him since 1999 located at http://www.angelfire.com/nc/beastmaster/index.html (http://www.angelfire.com/nc/beastmaster/index.html)
but it hasn't been updated with any new content in like a year. I haven't heard from Rick since October or so but the last time I did, he sounded well and was still in Lexington.
The Hammer - July 21st, 2005 06:56 GMT

I know Rick very well also, I just wanted some info on his Memphis stint with Lawler. Rick is a good friend of mine although I haven't talked to him in about a year and a half.    
Schueller Bob - July 21st, 2005 08:06 GMT

Yeah, it definitely seems like Rick is keeping a very low profile the last couple of years. As for the circumstances of how he ended up in Memphis, I want to stay he had started wrestling on some of the outlaw shows around Tennessee/Arkansas but someone (maybe Hart?) got a look at him and brought him into the Memphis fold. At the time, he was one of the first to go over Jerry Lawler two straight weeks and I believe a part of his push was designed to "recreate" some of the heat Kamala had drawn as a successful monster heel during his first run.
SCW Count Grog - July 24th, 2005 20:41 GMT

I have had the pleasure to know Rick for about 10 years and manage him throughout the Southern Indies.
He got his start as the Ronnie Garvin Fan Club President.  And if you look up those old magazines he still lives at that address (please don't go there because his grandma still lives there).
He is one of the pioneers of hardcore wrestling and had a long time indy feud with Major DeBeers (Ed Jones and many other gimmicks dating back to the Johnny Hunter days)
Good story he told me about Memphis, He finally decided that drive back and forth to North Carolina was too much so he pack up the car and rented an apartment in Memphis.  Hooked up the TV and saw Memphis Wrestling advertising a Main Event that Monday at Mid South Coliseum, Jerry Lawler vs Man Mountain Link in a loser leaves town Match.  He called the landlord to see if he could get his deposit back because he knew Lawler wasn't going any where.
Schueller Bob - July 29th, 2005 02:47 GMT

That is an awesome story.

I actually heard from Rick today for the first time in about a year and apparently he'll be attending Greg Price's NWA Fanfest next month in charlotte.
SCW Count Grog - July 29th, 2005 17:15 GMT

Great I look forward to seeing my buddy there
Mr.Slash - July 31st, 2005 22:51 GMT

I do recall that when Jimmy Hart was managing him, he would come out on TV eating raw chickens.
ULVER - August 02nd, 2005 18:45 GMT

I thought I recalled him doing the Sir Rickton Link thing, at the beginning of his career, like in the western states. Why do I think of him associated with Ric Drason? (sp?)
ronnstoppable - May 05th, 2013 02:16 GMT

I've seen a lot of Link's work but only read about the Sir Rickton Link gimmick in the Ring magazine. Can someone explain the gimmick to me? Was the gimmick an Englishman? Did he have a manager at the time?
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