Thursday, December 17, 2015

Les Lyman cards East York 1953-54

Like contemporary Red Garner, Les Lyman would put on shows around T.O. in smaller arenas,
Here are a  few Ads for shows 1953-54 at East York Arena. Tunney would also occasionally have shows at East York when MLG was un-available.

Wilf Jennings in one of the ads went on to be a ref for McKigney shows in the early-mid 70's . Black Jack Richards, Paul Penchoff, and Ivan Klimenko pop up a bit on other Indy shows of the time. Don't think Sandy Scott is the Sandy Scott of the Scott Brothers





Friday, December 11, 2015

The Old Argument 1933 style

the arguments about Professional Wrestling and its authenticity go back many years as this Lou Marsh piece from 1933 shows


Sunday, November 29, 2015

Huntsville Area Shows 1956-1960

A few clippings from Bracebridge and Sundridge.
1956, 1956, 1958, & 1960
First 2 are Kasaboski cards, Sundridge is fairly far north, past Huntsville and just on the edge of where Northland regularly promoted
Next 2 are with Tunney's guys, still unsure who promoted locally for those ones but looking into it





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.