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Old 09-17-2016, 12:21 PM
 
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Old 09-17-2016, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Elysium
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My parents had a card party going on Saturday nights and all the kids would watch wrestling and roller derby from the Olympic Auditorium. About 10 years later Hulk Hogan was in Rocky III and then the WWF began its dominance
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Old 09-17-2016, 11:37 PM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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So many to name or think of...
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Old 12-16-2016, 07:20 PM
 
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Back in the late 60's Chief Wahoo McDaniel wrestled and played for the Jets!
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Old 12-19-2016, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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My parents had a card party going on Saturday nights and all the kids would watch wrestling and roller derby from the Olympic Auditorium. About 10 years later Hulk Hogan was in Rocky III and then the WWF began its dominance
sounds like about the days I remember. I might go bake further> It was the late 1940s, we would sit around our new 10 inch TV screen with what they called a bubble on it to magnify the screen. Yes, I remember the Olympic Auditorium and the wrestler that sticks in my mind was "gorgeous George". My sister who could drive by then would take us to Muscle Beach near Santa Monica on Sat: A lot of the wrestlers hung out there.

you guys mostly are just babies/
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Old 12-19-2016, 08:34 PM
 
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My first memory was going to the neighbor's farm now and then to watch wrestling..........(we didn't even have electricity yet......early 1950's


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Old 08-13-2017, 07:42 AM
 
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Kane debut in 1997.
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Old 08-23-2017, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Not only do I go back to the 1950s I remember when we had an assembly at school and the speaker was an x wrestler. He told us how phony it can be. I guess that sorta ended a love for watching it on our 10 inch black and white TV.
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Old 08-24-2017, 09:48 PM
 
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Um, my first memory was beating up on another kid from my school in the back yard at it when I was around 5th grade.

Loved the sport, did it in highschool to a fairly high level and worked really hard at it. To this day gave me a lot of confidence and ability to handle situations on occasion when needed.

Oh, and one time at a Bulls game in the 90's I was right next to Rick Flair.

P.S. My favorite wrestler of all time Karelin. Um...he's about 280 and is that ripped. Went something like 12+ years in international competition without giving up a point.

http://www.bjjee.com/wp-content/uplo...ur-300x281.jpg

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleksandr_Karelin
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Old 05-25-2018, 12:18 PM
 
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Back in the late 60's Chief Wahoo McDaniel wrestled and played for the Jets!
The 60's and early 70's was it in Mid Atlantic Wrestling. Charlotte Coliseum and Park Center.

Names like Jim Crockett.
George Becker (vaunted abdominal stretch) and Johnny Weaver.
Penny Banner.
The Kentuckians Tine Anderson and Big Boy Brown.
Two Ton Harris.
The Great Bolo and Bolo (masked).
The Masked Red Demons.
Aldo Bogni and Bronco Lubich and manager Homer O'Dell.
Haystacks Calhoun.
Abe Jacobs.
Nick Kozak.
Skull Murphy and Brute Bernard.
Rip Hawk and Swede Hanson.
Tex McKenzie.

World Title bouts in Charlotte as the main event and Southern Tag Team Championship on the same card.
Three man tag team events.

Lou Thesz comes to Charlotte (A six time world champion who held the NWA World Heavyweight Championship three times for a combined total of 10 years, three months and nine days (3,749 days) longer than anyone else in history).

Skill and athleticism. The atomic drop and pole driver and it was remarkable that no one had their neck broken when they are vertical head down into the canvas.

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