Wednesday, April 6, 2011

East York 1956


As a kid growing up in Toronto you may have played hockey at the East York Arena but back in the '50's and early '60's it was used as a back-up for Wrestling when MLG was being used for Ice Capades or other events. 

As Whipper was 'The Pride Of East York' it was a natural fit, the clip below with Whipper vs Buddy Rogers drew a reported 1800, quite a crowd for a small hockey arena. 

The following clips are from the 5 shows promoted there in 1956. Results can be found in the Toronto section at Tim Hornbaker's fabulous Legacy Of Wrestling site.

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Above Feb 2
Below Mar 8 , May 31, Oct 4, Nov 29



 






















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