Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Savage in Canada

Savage who passed away recently though best remembered for his post-expansion success was a real product of the Territory days along with brother Lanny working in their father's Promotion ICW.

Randy also made it into Canada in the mid to late 70's working on top for a time in the Maritimes with brother Lanny. Savage made it into Toronto (as Randy Poffo) in 75-76 following his brother and father who had preceded him at MLG. Both brothers worked the 40th Anniversary show at MLG in June 1976, Randy teaming with Bobo Brazil vs Don Kent and Lou Klein while Lanny worked with Pampero Firpo. Both were classic wrestlers in the traditional mold and great entertainers in their day 

RIP Randy Savage. 

The poster above is from Truro NS 1978 click to enlarge

Below Oshawa 1987

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Various Programs '53-'87

A selection of Programs from around the Wrestling World from my collection

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Above Boston 1969 
Below Buffalo 1953
Detroit 1969 
Edmonton 1964
Fort Worth 1972
LA 1975
Montreal 1968
New Jersey 1985 
NYC 1983
NYC 1972 
Pittsburgh 1979 
Tallahassee 1987

Friday, May 13, 2011

The Destroyers 1983

The Destroyers appeared on the Wildman's 1983 Summer tour as the Tag Champs. McKigney had advertised them with an old pic of the Kelly Twins with masks pasted over their faces but not sure if this was them 

Pics are from Cornwall July 1983 vs Ricky Johnson and Bobo Brazil 
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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Andre vs Hulk 1981

When the WWF came in to Toronto in 1984, a big result of the resurgence of the area was based on the popularity of Hulk Hogan. Hogan had only made one appearance in Toronto previous to 1984 in a bout during his feud with Andre that culminated at the Aug 9 1980 Shea Stadium show and continued around the horn. 

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At this time Hogan was a monster heel type and it was evident he would go on to be a major force in the wrestling world but on this occasion he would be pinned by Andre, his next appearance was in Aug 1984 as WWF champ beating long time area regular Greg Valentine.