Friday, August 19, 2011

Tom 'Emperor' Jones

Tom Jones made his name as a standout in the CFL in the late 50's, early '60's and turned to wrestling in the off-season around 1960.  Apparently Jones was once wrestling at the Hamilton Municipal Pool and fell in to the water that surrounded the ring. he couldn't swim and had to be rescued by a lifeguard ! He died in 1978 while at his cottage in the Simcoe county region of Ontario. There was another Tom Jones that wrestled later in the South during the MLWP era 

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Obit 1978 , Clip below 1957 , ads from MLG  Mar 16 1961, May 11 1961 (tag)