Friday, February 20, 2015

1936 Bill Potts leaves , Whipper will return

A slice of History, an item describing the UK tour for a group of Wrestlers. It lists 'Ten' Tasker instead of Ken ' Tiger' Tasker,  who when done wrestling was a long time Ref for Tunney.

Bill Potts who had been on some shows at the British Consols Stadium on Greenwood Ave that summer before leaving for England would later become Whipper Watson - the biggest star in Toronto Wrestling.

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 ?

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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