Monday, August 30, 2010
As a kid, I was always intrigued by masked wrestlers, and some of the best in the world worked our area. The Spoiler, the Assassin, the Wrestling Pro, Mr. Olympia, the Grappler, Dr. X, Mr. Wrestling II, Super Destroyer, the Medics...the list goes on and on. These mystery men provided some of my fondest wrestling memories. Enjoy some pictures of a few of my favorites.
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Michael of Newnan, GA and Dennis of Pearl, MS. They both identified the mystery wrestler as "Treacherous" Treach Phillips. Each of them will receive a cd of newspaper clippings for every show held in Shreveport, LA in 1971. Thanks again to everyone for entering, and keep checking back for another contest in the near future.
Friday, August 20, 2010
Another one of my favorites is gone...got the news last night that General Skandor Akbar had passed away. Just a few short months ago I got the chance to sit down and talk to him at a show I helped put on here in Louisiana. He was a super nice guy, full of information and full of life. Although his age was showing, his mind was still as sharp as ever, and he was still a true professional. I just wanted to share a few of my favorite pictures of Ak, and to say that my prayers and condolences go out to his family and friends. R.I.P. Jim, you will be missed.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Ok, guys, here's my second Identify the Wrestler contest. If you think you can identify the wrestler applying the hold in this photo, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. All correct guesses received by midnight CST on Friday, August 27 will be entered into a drawing to receive a cd of newspaper clippings for every card held in Shreveport, La. in 1971. Good luck, and I look forward to hearing from you!
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
In a territory that produced such greats as Ted DiBiase, Danny Hodge, Bill Watts, LeRoy McGuirk, Dr. Death Steve Williams and many others, arguably the greatest star to ever come out of the area was Sylvester Ritter, better known as the Junkyard Dog, or JYD for short. While not nearly the caliber of worker as the others mentioned, his charisma and ability to connect with the crowd made him a true superstar. In a south steeped in racism and hate, JYD transcended all of the problems of the time to become everybody's favorite. Just wanted to share a couple of pics of this great star.