A lot of things were written about Ma Bolin in Kenny Bolin’s autobiography, from her status as part of a three generation wrestling manager’s family (managing Jerry Lawler against her son at Six Flags) to her affection for men in uniform. Ma Bolin was a character who raised several characters largely by herself. She was a strong woman, a tough woman, and in my experience, a very sweet woman who was truly loved by her kids and grandkids.
I met Ma Bolin the night Bluegrass Brawlers was released at Golden Corral. I had many nice conversations with her at the Corral when I would meet Kenny and his entourage for dinner. I always enjoyed seeing her, and any time Kenny spoke of her – no matter how crazy the story – you could tell he loved her deeply.
Ma Bolin passed away today at age 78. My prayers are with the entire Bolin family. She was a lovely lady, and she will be greatly missed.
Fans who would like to help with Ma Bolin’s funeral expenses can donate via Kenny’s PayPal address, KennyBolin@msn.com, or send checks to his address: Cherokee Rd. apt 1F, Louisville Ky. 40204. Please mark all donations “Funds for Ma Bolin.”