Greatest long-term rivalry I ever saw was you and Dory Funk Jr. The Japan match stands out in my opinion.
The rumors still are around. Was there ever legit personal heat between you and Dunk?
And there is a story that Dunk, or Senior speaking for him to the NWA board, falsely exaggerated a shoulder injury Dunk got in a truck accident, to avoid dropping the title to you. The story continues that when he agreed to drop it to Harley instead it was not trusted, and it was set up for Harley, if Dory didn't cooperate in the ring, to turn it into a streetfight and shoot, and that Dory was warned of this. The match went smooth so we'll never know.
Can you shed any light on this? It confuses the hell out of me.
And one comment---the most electric moment I remember ever seeing at a live match was you challenging Harley in a title match at Miami Beach---at the bell you flew out of the corner and nailed him with a dropkick and slapped on the Figure-4, and all however many thousand people were on their feet SCREAMING.
So long from the Sunshine State!