Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Gorgeous George & Cherie 1961

As related to Gary Will's TWH : Whipper Billy Watson vs Gorgeous George our friend Roger Baker sent over some photos from the almost as famous May 1961 bout between George and Whipper.

GG's valet and wife Cherie was to get her hair cut if her man lost the bout. He did and she did before Whipper stepped in to stop the cut, the gentleman that he was.

You can see GG trying to talk Whipper out of it but Whip is having none of it. Cherie loses it and is crying as ref Bert 'The Little Flower of Uxbridge' Maxwell lays down the law.

At a re-match the next week. Cherie, still upset at the cut, chatted with Watson before the bout enraging the Gorgeous One who berated her. When he lifted his hand Cherie ducked behind Watson. At the intros he threw his robe at her she emerged and 'laid a pretty hand solidly against his cheek' and stormed down the ramp.

Roger is still just a superfan here sitting at ringside - before he started taking photos for all of the mags of the day.
WOW ! Thanks Roger !

Tony Marino is the other wrestler in the ring