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The best of 2 out of 3 falls or to a TV time limit... - 09-10-2019, 05:46 PM

With referee Sandy Barr.

Roddy started in Portland, I do believe.

Stan Staziak and his dreaded Heart Punch. We had Jimmy Snuka up here, Playboy Buddy Rose, Dutch Savage and Rip Oliver.

They held matches at the armory.

Awesome!


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09-10-2019, 06:17 PM

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You and I watched the same wrestling. Bruno. Flair. Bob Bachland,Steele, Batman.
Yes we did.

Some great memories from childhood are watching WWF with my grandfather on his black and white TV set.

I also watched the Pirates with him. I was only about six years old when Roberto Clemente died, but I remember it.

Bob Prince on KDKA.

Myron Cope.

Pittsburghese. (yes, I speak it)

The Steel Curtain.

Super Bowls.

Terrible Towel.

Immaculate Reception.

Primanti Bros.

The O.


In my personal life...

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I think this triggered some memories.

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09-10-2019, 06:56 PM

My mom actually influenced my love of big time wrestling. True story, Mom was watching Dory Funk wrestle Gorgeous George (who was one of her favorites) one night and Dory got George down and was pummeling him pretty bad by one of the turnbuckles. Mom suddenly jumped up, ran to the ring and stuck her cigarette on Dory's back. He jumped up and was going to chase her, but fortunately the other wrestlers restrained him.

I got to watch a lot of wrestlers throughout the years. From Verne Gagne and Nick Bockwinkel's time to John Cena and everything in between. I lost my friend who I watched wrestling with every weekend for years a few years ago and it just isn't the same, so I've finally retired from being an avid fan. God bless them all, they provided a lot of entertainment over the decades!


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09-11-2019, 03:28 AM

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Yes we did.

Some great memories from childhood are watching WWF with my grandfather on his black and white TV set.

I also watched the Pirates with him. I was only about six years old when Roberto Clemente died, but I remember it.

Bob Prince on KDKA.

Myron Cope.

Pittsburghese. (yes, I speak it)

The Steel Curtain.

Super Bowls.

Terrible Towel.

Immaculate Reception.

Primanti Bros.

The O.


In my personal life...

Lee Ann in the back of Bucky's Trans Am....

Wolfman, The Screw Crew...some of them died young.

Playing pool at the Cue and Cushion and the Golden Cue.

Visiting Paul Mottey's shop. He wanted to buy my Joss.

Green Man's Tunnel. (Google that one) https://www.google.com/search?q=Gree...w=1920&bih=969

Corvette Hollow.

Kennywood.

Century 3 mall....saw it built...now it's done.

Watching the Steelers practice at St Vincent College...my first college.

Iron City Beer

My first wife. Met her when she was 15 and I was 16. My heart will never recover from that loss. Just moved on. Learned. Grew up some. Perhaps I am less of a dumbass...maybe.


I grew up in a log cabin in the woods way outside the city. I did live in the heart of the city as an adult. I was and always will be a Pittsburgher. But I will never go back again.



I think this triggered some memories.

It's a Burgh thing.

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09-11-2019, 03:33 AM

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My mom actually influenced my love of big time wrestling. True story, Mom was watching Dory Funk wrestle Gorgeous George (who was one of her favorites) one night and Dory got George down and was pummeling him pretty bad by one of the turnbuckles. Mom suddenly jumped up, ran to the ring and stuck her cigarette on Dory's back. He jumped up and was going to chase her, but fortunately the other wrestlers restrained him.

I got to watch a lot of wrestlers throughout the years. From Verne Gagne and Nick Bockwinkel's time to John Cena and everything in between. I lost my friend who I watched wrestling with every weekend for years a few years ago and it just isn't the same, so I've finally retired from being an avid fan. God bless them all, they provided a lot of entertainment over the decades!
I got to see some film of old wrestling from Chicago in the 50s in the early 60s.
Gorgeous George George in his prime. Lou Thesz. A young Pat O'Connor.


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09-11-2019, 04:15 AM

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How many folks here watched wrestling during the '50s and '60s? Though it was before
my time I developed a strong interest in recent years, particularly Capitol Wrestling
which was the Northeast territory promoted by Vincent J. McMahon and evolved into
what is now known as WWE today.

I try to make all the OSU Michigan matches with two of my brothers.

I wrestled in the 60s. Watched World Cup in Toledo 11 times or so.
Sat behind Dan Gable in the stands and listened to his commentary
about upcoming matches. He nailed it. Gable is the greatest of all time.

TV and Arena wrestling often uses wrestlers. Often champions like my
brothers' friend and teammate Wojo. Greg Wojciechowski became a
teacher at Libby HS used wrestling to supplement his income. I met
the kid when he was about 14 at the Dick Torio gym, he said show me
some moves. I did and he had them in minutes.

WWF, on the other hand, is Hollywood. Lights camera action.

  
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09-11-2019, 06:09 AM

Dory and Terry Funk, Jack Brisco, Pat O'conner, Gene Kiniski,Johnny Valentine,Black Jack Lanza and Pretty Boy Bobby Heenan were just a few.
  
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09-11-2019, 07:02 AM

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I have a real nice Mottey. My most expensive stick.
I should have got one back then. Didn't. I was stooopid.


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09-11-2019, 09:26 AM

Lex Mayers was a big promoter of wrestling in the 50s 60s in Columbus Ohio . I used to live next to Don Eagles familyin the North end. I also heard some stories of a local guy who was a real tush hog who would go in a restaurant the wrestlers went to after the bars closed called Smittys, it was downtown by the greyhound bus station. The guys name was Fred Beck and they said he would take some of the wrestlers food when it came .
A few of the toughest of them went outside with him and he beat them up. Then he beat up 2 at one time and they called in Wild Bill Miller.
My buddy said it was one of the bloodiest fights he ever saw and that Beck and Miller finally decided to call it a draw.
  
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Lex Mayers was a big promoter of wrestling in the 50s 60s in Columbus Ohio . I used to live next to Don Eagles familyin the North end. I also heard some stories of a local guy who was a real tush hog who would go in a restaurant the wrestlers went to after the bars closed called Smittys, it was downtown by the greyhound bus station. The guys name was Fred Beck and they said he would take some of the wrestlers food when it came .
A few of the toughest of them went outside with him and he beat them up. Then he beat up 2 at one time and they called in Wild Bill Miller.
My buddy said it was one of the bloodiest fights he ever saw and that Beck and Miller finally decided to call it a draw.

He wouldn't have done that to Reggie Lisowski.


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09-11-2019, 01:30 PM

I grew up in N.J. in the 50's.
I would watch wrestling on a small grainy black & white T.V. from Sunnyside gardens in N.Y.
I remember Killer Kawalski (who had a wrestling school in N.J. in the 80's)
Haystacks Calhoun
Antonida Rocca.
Thats about all I remember and I probably misspelled all the names.


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09-11-2019, 01:56 PM

Where I'm from it was the old mid-south wrestling and the NWA. Gordon Solie, Bullet Bob and the Armstrongs, Fritz and the rest of the Von Eriks. Grew up watching the FreeBirds , Flair, Dusty Rhoads, Burrhead Jones, Lord Humongous. They would come twice a year to a little civic center in my hometown.

When we got cable, I was introduced to the world of the (then) WWF. One of my earliest wrestling memories is seeing the Iron Sheikh Win the belt from Bob Backlund, and dropping it to the "Real American" Hulk Hogan soon thereafter. Andre, Junk Yard Dog, George the Animal Steel, Ricky Steamboat, Jimmy Snuka, Polish Power Ivan Putzki, Piper's Pit ...man the early '80's were my Golden Age of wrestling.
  
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09-11-2019, 02:06 PM

I remember Texas and Mid-South wrestling in the early days of cable TV. I saw one of the
bloodiest matches I ever saw on I think Texas wrestling, it was a Fork match between
Dusty Rhodes and Abdullah the Butcher. Rhodes was a notorious bleeder anyway and
Abdullah was just crazy. It was a great match. I used to love those special novelty matches,
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09-11-2019, 02:35 PM

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I grew up in N.J. in the 50's.
I would watch wrestling on a small grainy black & white T.V. from Sunnyside gardens in N.Y.
I remember Killer Kawalski (who had a wrestling school in N.J. in the 80's)
Haystacks Calhoun
Antonida Rocca.
Thats about all I remember and I probably misspelled all the names.
Similar stories. Watch on black and white with my Grandmother, came here from Russia in 1910. She loved wrestling.

A few more names: Haystack Calhoun, Bo Bo Brazil of head but fame, The Beast, Argentina Apollo, Baron Miguel Secluna, Gorilla Monsoon, Chief Jay Strongbow.


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I grew up in N.J. in the 50's.
I would watch wrestling on a small grainy black & white T.V. from Sunnyside gardens in N.Y.
I remember Killer Kawalski (who had a wrestling school in N.J. in the 80's)
Haystacks Calhoun
Antonida Rocca.
Thats about all I remember and I probably misspelled all the names.
Good post. And you did get Haystacks Calhoun right.


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