Friday, August 19, 2011

Tom 'Emperor' Jones

Tom Jones made his name as a standout in the CFL in the late 50's, early '60's and turned to wrestling in the off-season around 1960.  Apparently Jones was once wrestling at the Hamilton Municipal Pool and fell in to the water that surrounded the ring. he couldn't swim and had to be rescued by a lifeguard ! He died in 1978 while at his cottage in the Simcoe county region of Ontario. There was another Tom Jones that wrestled later in the South during the MLWP era 

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Obit 1978 , Clip below 1957 , ads from MLG  Mar 16 1961, May 11 1961 (tag)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Terry Yorkston

Terry Yorkston, another local legend among the MLW fraternity has passed on at 78 years of age. Yorkston wrestled for many years - starting in Hamilton around 1964? -  primarily around the Ontario/Quebec/Northeast Territories and as a regular at MLG before becoming one of the limited few regular referees for MLW in the early 80's and beyond.

Greg Oliver has an excellent Obit at Slam - Terry Yorkston 

Also a cool item on Gary Will's TWH at TWH - Terry Yorkston Indy Poster

Pic above with Jay Yongblood, below between Mosca and Studd and bottom waiting for the start of a Backlund Valentine bout 

RIP Terry Yorkston