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Old 08-15-2009, 10:47 PM
 
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. On weekends I'd stay up late and on a good night I could turn the antenna a bit and pick up Bob doing his thing, it was truely hilarious at times. I also remember on Sat. afternoons the Dayton station would brodcast "Big Time Wrestling" and they had all the wrestlers everyone's mentioned. I'm just wondering if it was the same group or if both towns had there own "Sheik and Bo Bo Brazil". One that comes to mind I haven't heard mentioned was Fan Ferle Firpo(not really sure how to spell it) the 8th wonder of the world. .
Some interesting remembrances:

The "Sheik" and "Bobo Brazil" were legitimate wrestlers. Back then, each town had promoters and these guys would go all over the area wrestling for the various promoters. They would also do studio work where they would wrestle in front of a TV audience in the studio.

Do realize that Avco Broadcasting owned stations in Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, etc. and would show a lot of the same shows.

Also, so you remember that WHIO and WLWD showed tv shows from two different networks as there was not an ABC affiliate at the time?
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Old 08-16-2009, 09:23 AM
 
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We spent many nights at the Cincinnati Gardens watching rasslin in the 60s. Bought cheap seats on top, then worked our way down to floor level. A friend's dad was an usher, and he looked the other way.
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Old 08-16-2009, 11:06 AM
 
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they had all the wrestlers everyone's mentioned. I'm just wondering if it was the same group or if both towns had there own "Sheik and Bo Bo Brazil". One that comes to mind I haven't heard mentioned was Fan Ferle Firpo(not really sure how to spell it) the 8th wonder of the world.
I believe you're thinking of Pampero Firpo, the "Wild Bull of the Pampas." He had a long-running feud with the Sheik. My dad and I used to love watching rassling on the tee-vee . . . .
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Old 08-16-2009, 02:52 PM
 
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We spent many nights at the Cincinnati Gardens watching rasslin in the 60s. Bought cheap seats on top, then worked our way down to floor level. A friend's dad was an usher, and he looked the other way.
I have to admit that no begging, pleading or the like could get my father to take us to the Gardens for wrestling.

Once I got to Richmond, the $6 admission was well worth it.
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Old 08-16-2009, 07:19 PM
 
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I believe you're thinking of Pampero Firpo, the "Wild Bull of the Pampas." He had a long-running feud with the Sheik. My dad and I used to love watching rassling on the tee-vee . . . .

Ah yes - he of the dreaded "El Garpio", a fiendish submission hold in which he attached what looked like snow tire studs on the ends of his fingers, then he applied a claw-like grip to his victim's head. Good times...
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Old 08-17-2009, 02:50 PM
 
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Yes, but the Sheik could make fire come out of his palms
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Old 08-17-2009, 09:15 PM
 
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The Mighty Igor was my favorite.
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Old 08-19-2009, 07:59 AM
 
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Yes, but the Sheik could make fire come out of his palms
The Sheik used to scare the heck out of me!

Boy were those great times!
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Old 08-19-2009, 09:51 AM
 
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wasn't there a very rotund wrestler named something like Happy Hubert or Happy Humphrey?
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Old 08-19-2009, 12:43 PM
 
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The 800 pound man.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Happy_Humphrey
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