Sunday, August 22, 2010

'Wrestling With The Past'


In 2001 The Comedy Network produced a short series on Classic Canadian Wrestling featuring Gene Kiniski, Lord Littlebrook, Duncan MacTavish, Butcher Vachon, Mad Dog Vachon, Baron Von Raschke, Whipper Watson Jr. and others.

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In the article Kiniski proclaims "I'd still be wrestling if it weren't for my knees" and I don't doubt it for a minute, even at a then 72 years old. Kiniski passed on in April of this year 2010, one of the last veterans of the Ontario scene in the 50's and beyond.

Previous Blog on Kiniski  is here

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Tito Senza 1982


Tito Senza, a regular in the early '80's in Quebec, also appeared on the Wildman circuit in Ontario during the 1986 season. Senza is the older brother of wrestler Chief Joe Lightfoot (Joe Ventura).

Pics from Dec 1982 vs Louis Laurence.




Saturday, August 7, 2010

Rimstead Column 1978


Paul Rimstead column from the Toronto Sun Dec 17 1978. The celebrated columnist got into the game in 1973 as a manger for the brief career of one Pat McMahon aka Shilelagh O'Sullivan, and reminisces in this column from the day of the big MLG card when Bravo beat Kiniski for the new Canadian Title.

O'Sullivan appears in a local ad from 1980 but unsure if he actually wrestled, if you have additional info about Pat/Shillelagh please contact me or leave a note below.


1973 Results credit Gary Will

03/04 Shillelagh O'Sullivan WP Johnny Carr
04/01 Shillelagh O'Sullivan WDQ Lee Henning
04/08 Eric the Red/Lee Henning D Shillelagh O'Sullivan/Tarzan Zorra
04/29 Shillelagh O'Sullivan WDQ Masked Marvel
05/13 Lee Henning/Dandy Dan Miller D Shillelagh O'Sullivan/The Beast
05/27 Shillelagh O'Sullivan D Pat Scott



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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Whipper & Snowarama




Whipper Watson for Snowarama, an annual event that started in 1975 and continues to this day. This article from the Star Jan 23 1979. Note Maple Leafs boss Harold Ballard and Leaf great King Clancy among the riders that year.

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