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Old 12-02-2020, 05:39 AM   #31
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My high school friends and I saw Randy Savage wrestle in a high school gymnasium in Nancy, KY back around '79 or '80. Place couldn't have held more than a couple of hundred people, think we paid $5 to get in.

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We took our kids and in-laws to see Macho Man wrestle Hulk Hogan at the old Hershey Bears Ice rink at the height of the old WWF about five years after you saw him. The place was packed, a great card. My teenage son was jacked up since one of the Bushwhackers left him slap him on his sweaty head down at ringside. Macho Man was more entertaining than Hulk. Hacksaw Jim Duggan was a lot of fun also; with his 2X4 and American flag he might have made a good ambassador to the U.N.
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Old 12-02-2020, 08:32 AM   #32
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I used to watch professional wrestling on WOR TV in NY as a kid and loved it. My favorites were Lou and Red Bastein, the Flying Kangaroos, Jerry and Eddie Graham., Bruno Sammartino, Killer Kowalski, Johnny Valentine.
I saw only two live matches in my life and liked it better on TV for some reason. I saw a live match between Killer Kowalski and Bruno Smmartino that had the place in complete bedlam.
What I like about those matches in those days were that a lot of the important matches and all the championship matches were two out of three falls.
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Old 12-02-2020, 12:28 PM   #33
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Always been fascinated that any human could lift Andre the Giant into the air and slam him to the canvas.
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Old 12-05-2020, 05:03 PM   #34
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Iron sheik.. well respected
His Twitter feed is hilarious if you are not offended by 4 letter words

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Old 12-05-2020, 07:26 PM   #35
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That's why Vince made all the money. He took the best wrestlers from each region. Started Wrestlemania and BOOM.

When I was a kid it was Dick The Bruiser from Ontario. Bobo Brazil and The Sheik in Michigan at the air conditioned Cobo Arena.
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Old 12-06-2020, 11:33 AM   #36
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In DC another buddy and I went to watch Andre the Giant, plus others. He was near the end of the line and his match lasted 20 seconds. Of course, he won. He died within six months of that event. Mayor for Life, Marion Barry attended; before his downfall. It was a Sunday after church.
In the last three years of his life he only wrestled a few matches in Japan in six-man tags because his health was so bad. His last WWF run was 1989, where he either lost in 30 seconds to the Ultimate Warrior or wrestled in tag teams with Haku. Andre died in 1993.

Sorry, just bringing some facts in your memories.
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I had an aisle seat at the arena once and was standing when Andre walked by me heading to the ring. He was ASTONISHINGLY BIG!!!
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Any "Yinzers" out there? If so, you might remember studio wrestling hosted by Bill Cardille, featuring the likes of "Jumpin" Johnny Defazio, Professor Tanaka, "Killer" Kowalski, Hans Mortier, etc..etc..and of course, the immortal Bruno Samartino, who once motioned the bad guy to pause with the folding chair bit until he had lifted my 6- yr- old brother to safety.

Sweet, sweet memories.

Btw-the "villian" who immediately froze while brandishing a hard metal chair was George "the animal" Steele.

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Btw-the "villian" who immediately froze while brandishing a hard metal chair was George "the animal" Steele.
George is equally famous for portraying another wrestler, Tor Johnson in Tim Burtonís cult classic Ed Wood.
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George is equally famous for portraying another wrestler, Tor Johnson in Tim Burtonís cult classic Ed Wood.
Incredible movie. Lugosi's, btw, is quite a story.
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