Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Dave McKigney: 25 Years Later 2013

    Thanks to Greg for putting this back online at the new Slam Wrestling, originally posted 2013

    Some further findings since that ran, one clarification would be about the genesis of the Bearman part. In summer 1957 while Dave was wrestling in Red Garner's CCWA, Terrible Ted the bear would appear alongside handler Paul Brunet. Dave would start appearing with Ted the following summer. A future story (here) may look at some other facets of Dave and his promotion that have come to light since that article ran. Some of the stuff from our old Wildman site will also be back in the New Year. 

   It has been 25 years since 'The Bearman' Dave McKigney died in Newfoundland and Labrador when his van left the road to avoid a moose. But his story is so much richer than just the end, from growing up poor in Toronto, to working the Ontario circuit, to promoting shows across the province. Come with us on a wonderful ride, revisiting the Bearman!   read more at Slam Wrestling   (external link will open in new window)