Wednesday, March 28, 2018

MLG 2012

On a visit to Toronto in 2012, made sure to visit the old MLG and take some pics of the Wrestling exhibits at the Loblaws food court.

The group in charge of the re-do had contacted me for some of my photos for use under the glass on the tables so it was fun to be able to see them as part of the large array of images from the history of MLG (and a couple that aren't!). 

Mine are the Adonis/Ventura, Backlund, and Mosca/Studd in these shots. There were others, Koloff, Studd, Younblood etc. Not all of them were there so they are maybe in another spot around the giant grocery store. There are some other pics form my collection as well, Chris Colt and others. 

The Cornette- Eaton-Condrey pic has no connection to MLG other than the title belts they are holding were made by Alex Mulko who made our local belts and many more. The Flair with the red U.S. Title (also a Mulko) is from a Mid-Atlantic arena. Still, only a wrestling nerd would notice that. 

The other pics include the remaining interior wall on the South side that they kept intact, as well as the Wood St entrance where the fans would congregate and meet the wrestlers arriving by car or having walked over from one of the hotels.