Monday, April 11, 2011

Waldo von Erich and "The Post"

Back in 2003, I was able to get in contact with the great Waldo von Erich. As a child, I was scared to death of this big "German" heel, but I found out he was one of the most humble gentlemen you could ever meet. We corresponded a few times, and Waldo sent me a letter along with a brochure for a training device called "The Post" he was looking to have patented and marketed in the United States. As far as I know, he never did achieve this goal, and Waldo von Erich passed away on July 5, 2009 at the age of 76 from injuries received in a fall. While working in this territory, he held the U.S. Tag Titles with Karl von Brauner, and the North American Heavyweight title as the masked Great Zimm. I just wanted to share his letter and brochure.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Natchitoches, LA Spot Show - 1984

Wanted to share a few pics from a show held at Natchitoches-Central High School in the fall of 1984. Matches included Brickhouse Brown vs. Art Crews, Adrian Street vs. Rick McCord, Terry Taylor vs. Dr. Death Steve Williams, and the main event was Hacksaw Duggan and the Fantastics vs. Hercules Hernandez and the Midnight Express. During this time, Jim Cornette was wearing a mask because his head had been shaved by Duggan. Enjoy these pics taken by a friend at the show.

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