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blueboy
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besides rebel ray hunter who were some of the :Dother aussie wrestlers who toured the uk?

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January 23, 2018 at 10:32 AM Flag Quote & Reply

james morton
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Paul Lincoln for a start

January 23, 2018 at 10:57 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Ron Historyo
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I wrote a couple of stories for the site featuring Sam Burmister and Tommy Nilan who both came here.

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HISTORYO

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January 23, 2018 at 11:42 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Hack
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They're in the On the Trail series on .com

http://www.wrestlingheritage.com/onthetrail

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British wrestling - great characters but the plot was always a bit of a mystery.

January 23, 2018 at 12:15 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Hack
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There was Bob McMasters and Alan Muir.

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British wrestling - great characters but the plot was always a bit of a mystery.

January 23, 2018 at 1:31 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Ray Hulm
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Don't forget Big Bill Verna.

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January 23, 2018 at 2:41 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Ed Lock
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Roy Heffernan

Mark Anthony

Murphy the Surfie (wrestled as both Maurice LaRue and Wild Red Berry in Britain; wrestled as Norman Frederick Charles III in America)

Ron Fury

Frank Hurley

Kangaroo Kennedy




January 23, 2018 at 5:22 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Mad Mac
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Sharky Ward? Although, there was a school of thought that he was born in the UK and subsequently moved to Australia.

January 24, 2018 at 12:28 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Anglo Italian
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Alan Garfield was billed from Sydney!


Ernie Kingston doesn't count either.  He was a Kiwi.  Which brings me to John Da Silva, also billed from The Shaky Isles.   The A-Z tells us he retired from the ring in 1977.  Did anyone see him wrestle in the seventies? 

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January 24, 2018 at 1:29 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Hack
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Just as an aside. That's never happened before on Heritage. I'm going to bump up the Introduce Yourself topic again.

If anyone has not yet joined thos topic please do so. That's a hint to Blueboy.

http://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/forums/topics/show/13435912-introduce-yourself

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British wrestling - great characters but the plot was always a bit of a mystery.

January 24, 2018 at 3:32 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Bernard Hughes
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Wasn't Bill Coverdale from Oz?

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January 24, 2018 at 6:27 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Hack
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Bernard Hughes at January 24, 2018 at 6:27 AM

Wasn't Bill Coverdale from Oz?

I've seen him billed as Australian but am not convinced.

Eddie?

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British wrestling - great characters but the plot was always a bit of a mystery.

January 24, 2018 at 7:27 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Hack
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George Pencheff came over in the 1930s. Was he actually Australian or was there truth in his Russian lineage?

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British wrestling - great characters but the plot was always a bit of a mystery.

January 24, 2018 at 9:18 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Bernard Hughes
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I saw Bill Coverdale a few times and he was always billed from Australia.

Can Ron help on this please?

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January 24, 2018 at 5:21 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Ed Lock
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Hack at January 24, 2018 at 9:18 AM

George Pencheff came over in the 1930s. Was he actually Australian or was there truth in his Russian lineage?

Hi Hack


George Pencheff was often billed as being a Russian but his actual heritage was Bulgarian.


An Australian newspaper report in 1941 stated that Pencheff was born in Bulgaria but came to Australia as a boy. The newspaper mentioned that George lived in Sydney and was married to an Australian lady.


Pencheff passed away in Australia in 1986.


George was definitely an Australian wrestler.


Cheers!


Ed



January 24, 2018 at 5:30 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Ron Historyo
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Bernard Hughes at January 24, 2018 at 5:21 PM

I saw Bill Coverdale a few times and he was always billed from Australia.

Can Ron help on this please?

Can only find one slip where they billed him as South Africa.

Got a few doubts , the name is Yorkshire/North East.

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January 24, 2018 at 9:28 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Mad Mac
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Ron Historyo at January 24, 2018 at 9:28 PM

Bernard Hughes at January 24, 2018 at 5:21 PM

I saw Bill Coverdale a few times and he was always billed from Australia.

Can Ron help on this please?

Can only find one slip where they billed him as South Africa.

Got a few doubts , the name is Yorkshire/North East.

Indeed it is - the only other Coverdale I can think of is the somewhat more famous David, originally from Saltburn.

January 25, 2018 at 12:56 AM Flag Quote & Reply

The Ost
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Anglo Italian at January 24, 2018 at 1:29 AM

Alan Garfield was billed from Sydney!


Ernie Kingston doesn't count either.  He was a Kiwi.  Which brings me to John Da Silva, also billed from The Shaky Isles.   The A-Z tells us he retired from the ring in 1977.  Did anyone see him wrestle in the seventies? 

I don't have an exact date, but John Da Silva moved back to NZ in late 1967 (or early 1968 ) and he continued to wrestle until 1979. Well, that's the latest I have results for him wrestling in NZ.

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January 25, 2018 at 7:59 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Ed Lock
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Mad Mac at January 25, 2018 at 12:56 AM

Ron Historyo at January 24, 2018 at 9:28 PM

Bernard Hughes at January 24, 2018 at 5:21 PM

I saw Bill Coverdale a few times and he was always billed from Australia.

Can Ron help on this please?

Can only find one slip where they billed him as South Africa.

Got a few doubts , the name is Yorkshire/North East.

Indeed it is - the only other Coverdale I can think of is the somewhat more famous David, originally from Saltburn.

G'day All,


My research has not uncovered any reference to Bill Coverdale being an Aussie or even wrestling in Australia.


Eddie Rose's classification of Coverdale in the A-Z as a Mancunian seems accurate to me.  :)


Cheers!


Ed

January 26, 2018 at 12:34 AM Flag Quote & Reply

ballymoss
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Frank Hurley was a genuine Aussie, who was sometimes billed as "Fearsome" Frank Hurley.He did not quite live up to that epithet, but I recall he often partnered Johnnie Yearsley in tag contests, and the combination usually managed to get themselves disqualified. Frank was always value for money and surprisingly a keen ballroom dancer!

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January 28, 2018 at 11:09 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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