Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Tunney close call 1933

It may have been a very different landscape in Toronto Wrestling as per this item from 1933. The boy who saved Tunney was later awarded a medal for bravery and along with 3 others all received a Lifesaving certificate for their actions

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Lord Layton & ?




















Lord Layton compares hands with a 'Gerald' , *not ring announcer Gerald/Jerry Hiff.
Do you know who this is with Layton circa late 1950's ?

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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Jan 10 1957

1957 was a good year on the Toronto Wrestling scene. Looking at results from across North America, it was a good year all around, maybe one of the best of the era. This night at MLG sees a stacked main event tag bout with a former World champ alongside 3 future world champs.

Whipper Watson, by this time a 2 time former champ, teams with Pat O'Connor vs Buddy Rogers and Gene Kiniski, all of whom would get a run with the NWA Title. Former Boxing champ Jersey Joe Walcott completes the champs theme by refereeing the bout.

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Quebec Mid 70's Photos

A few action shots from Quebec mid 70's , 74 maybe

top - Don Leo Jonathon putting the squeeze on Jacques Rougeau Sr 
middle - maybe Eddie Ethefier (Morrow) dropkicking Neil Guay? (Guay had blonde hair early in career) - or Tyler - but Tyler usually has the checkerboard trunks
bottom - pretty sure thats Edouard Carpentier flying over Tarzan Tyler