Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Carlos Rocha RIP

Received word that Carlos Rocha has passed on at the age of 93. He and The Sheik had a series here in 1972 that drew three straight sellouts at MLG. 54,000 fans over 3 cards. He also worked the circuit around Toronto and returned again in 1975 for a stint that included a NWA title shot vs Terry Funk.

He debuted at MLG in 1971 and appeared up to 1977 on his second run. Also had some big bouts in Ottawa, and throughout Quebec.

One of my favorite Roger Baker photos above from 1972 with 18,000 packed into MLG, Rocha awaits as Gerry Hiff waits to make intros.