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02-19-2002, 03:15 AM
I wanted to express my deepest sympathies to the family of Basil, as it is a tragedy when this kind of thing happens to one of Socal's own. It's time for everyone to pray for his family, and to wish them comfort in their time of need.
Regardless if we boo or cheer the guys in the ring, or if we think they have the the in ring abilities of a Chris Benoit or a Lex Luger, they all give their free time, their bodies, and their mental focus for the 5-20 minutes they spend in front of the crowd who may or may not give a flying fuck about what they do with the time the promoter gave them.
This is the second person I have known who has passed this week, and it is not a thing to get used to. It gets worse.
This board is not known for it's humanity, and I freely admit to being a part of that. However, it comes a time to get together and do some good, and I can't think of a better time. I have no suggestions for the good, but I think it's time it was done.
In the words of Forrest Gump, "Thats all I have to say about that."
Thank you to everyone who read this post, it came from the heart.
As long as I'm breaking character, I may as well admit to being a fan of Super Dragon. I even sent him a Christmas card. That is the absolute truth, you can even ask him.
02-19-2002, 07:55 AM
My family sends our prayers to Basil,his daughter and the rest of his family.Rest in peace Basil.
The wrestling gods have taken another worker for it's promotion in the sky. Regardless of what the circumstances were surrounding Basil's death I wish his family the strenght to cope with this tragedy and to find solace in the near future. God rest your soul basil.
The Big Man
02-19-2002, 09:21 AM
I did not know Basil. I only saw him wrestle once. Regardless of that, I am saddened by this news.
My condolences and prayers go out to his family and friends for their loss.
R. I. P. Basil.
02-19-2002, 02:52 PM
Basil was one of the first guys on the indy scene I was exposed to when I went to UPW in mid '99. We're gonna miss ya Basil.....
02-19-2002, 05:16 PM
I was very sadden once i read this thread. Another Worker has been taken from us way to early and to his family I would like to say that he is now in a better place. God Bless him...
02-19-2002, 06:34 PM
"what the fuck is that shit."
those were my exact words about 2 minutes ago when i logged onto socaluncensored. through that saying i think it is obvious that words cannot express the loss of "Bad Boy" Basil. That is truly some sad news.
my thougts go towards his family and friends.
it is obvious that he will be missed.
02-19-2002, 07:38 PM
Shock, horror and saddness are the only words I can conujure that express the feeling I had when I heard the news of Basil's death. I have only spent near 3 years in this scene, and one thing that really shines through is the feeling of overall comradery and family that all that are involved have, despite the senseless bickering and petty fights. In that time, this is the first time I have experienced a loss of someone who I, as I assume all of you, consider to be one of our own. Basil was a pretty complex character. Though I didnt have the opportunity to come to know him as well as most people in this scene, what time I did have with him led me to realize that he had a very imposing and intimidating image, certainly one that was well earned. But, what many people didn't realize about Basil is that he was genuinely a nice guy. If he had gotten to know you, even a little, he was the type to make a point to come and shake your hand. I shared a few laughs with him and realized that he was a much Good Guy as Bad Boy. Truly a guy who had limitless potential and all the physical tools to really become a major player in this business. My thoughts and prayers are with Basil's family and friends, his little daughter, and everyone who knew or got a chance to work with him. Its really a tragic and terrible loss and he will be missed.
02-20-2002, 02:29 AM
Any time someone passes it isn't right and it is deffinetley not easy to deal w/.
My heart and prayers go out to his FAMILY and FRIENDS.
May God bless and help you all through this traggic time .
02-22-2002, 08:37 PM
I had the pleasure of working with Basil only once, and although I never got to really know him outside of that one time, he was very nice and respectful to me, and was a real professional. It always sucks when one of the boys leaves, it is far worse when you know they won't be coming back. We'll miss ya Basil, and I'll see you when I see you.
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