Hercules Finally Laid To Rest
Film star and "wrestler" Hercules the Bear, the long time grizzly pet of Andy and Maggie Robin, who died in 2000 has finally been laid to rest on the remote Scottish island of Uist.
Following his death Hercules had been buried in the garden of Andy and Maggie's home in Clackmannanshire, Scotland. The sale of their home meant a permanent resting place was required. Hercules has been reburied beneath the life size statue erected in his honour in North Uist, an island in the Outer Hebrides. A headstone is planned for a ceremony due to take place later this year.
Eddie Rose Talks to Wrestling Heritage
Eddie Rose was a popular wrestler of the northern and midlands circuit for many years, and a villainous masked man too!
In another guise he was also a regular contributor to The Wrestler magazine under the name Eddie Caldwell.
Following on from the hugely successful Send In the Clowns Eddie now combines both talents to bring fans another great book of wrestling memories.
Eddie Rose has been talking to Wrestling Heritage about the publication of his latest book, "Worn Out Bodies," which is proving popular on the Amazon website.
Britain's wrestling history continues
Our series of British wrestling in bite sized pieces. A Year of Wrestling takes a look at what was going on in British wrestling during a specified year.
We reach the year of Sunday Observance trials and tribulations, courtroom battles between promoters and the death of Jack Dale Sr.
Norman Morrell was the promoter at the New St James Hall, home to Saturday night wrestling from the 1930s to the 1970s. Bert Assirati made almost weekly appearances during the 1940s, championship bouts were commonplace, and for many wrestlers as well as fans this hall held a special place in their affections.
Time Traveller Ron Historyo has trawled his way through the archives once again to bring an amazing collection of wrestling memories from Newcastle.
With sadness we report news that Buddy Ward has passed away.
Liverpool born Alfred Woodward was made for life as a pro wrestler. Okay, maybe not the name but that was easily fixed by a change to Buddy Ward. The personality, the toughness and the competitive element made him a natural. The first time we saw Buddy Ward in action he struck us as a bit of a hard nut. We weren't wrong. An unsurprising assessment to those who saw the shaven headed whirlwind in action, but a little more surprising when we tell you he was facing Bob Sherry, one of the hardest men in the game.
The Heritage A-Z continues to grow ...
Billy Riley ... Vasco Roberri ... Stan Roberts ... Alf Robinson ...