Gene 'Mr. America' Stanlee was one of my favorites as a younger boy. I think he was one of the best 'showmen' in the business, but I never would bet on him in a 'shoot' even if it was against my Aunt Tillie after we dug her up from the grave. I saw him in a match with Guy LaRose when Guy had to put him over two straight. That was when LaRose was leaving Paul Bowser's office and heading for Chicago where he became 'Hans Schmidt.' Guy didn't like it one but, but did his job. Gene was extremely hot at that time and was selling out wherever he went.