Dad and Dutch were life-long friends. They started out as high school team mates in the 1950's. In February of 1970 they held the tag team championship belts. Their friendship lasted until dad's death in 1997.
This was the only time that dad wrestled as a "bad guy".
Dad was truly a nice guy. This is why he and Grizzly were so good as the Kentuckians. It really wasn’t an act for him. He was just being himself! A Kentucky hillbilly.