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john 94
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- CLASH of the SUPERSTARS was a match advertised in London region 1978 - AIDRAIN STREET v KUNG FU FIGHTER (Stefan French) -NEWTOWN promtions run by NEIL SANDS - waht other poster wording used to catch your attention - fight till the finish etc

January 24, 2018 at 7:31 PM Flag Quote & Reply

David Mantell
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This sort of thing was why Eddie Hanmill had to stop wearing the mask as Kung Fu.

January 25, 2018 at 4:37 AM Flag Quote & Reply

frank thomas
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Remember at Liverpool.Stadium, "The Mad Axeman" "always draws blood from his opponent" don't know who was under the mask that night, but after a squashing from Shirley Crabtree, he had a job to draw breath, let alone blood!
January 25, 2018 at 6:05 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Hack
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"Match of the Century"

Pure nonsense of course, but the crowd was immense for this match between Wild Angus Campbell and Dirty Dominic Pye. I arrived at the Public Hall Preston about 6.45 for the 7.45 start. The queue already stretched across the front of the hall, down the side and round the back of the building. Being familiar with Preston you will all understand that was a lot of people.

"Loser to Unmask"

Always going to be a winner whoever was under the mask. I only saw one The Outlaw (not the original of course0 v The Ghoul (not the original of course0.

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

January 25, 2018 at 7:14 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Ron Historyo
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They were pretty good at this stuff in the 1930's and great artwork as well.


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January 25, 2018 at 7:49 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Dave Sutherland
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BATTLE OF THE GIANTS - the match was between Dia Sullivan and Gwyn Davies. It ended as a double KO and I wished that I had seen it.

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January 25, 2018 at 8:14 AM Flag Quote & Reply

frank thomas
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"Ring to be specially strengthened" first saw this in order to take the combined weight of Big Daddy and Giant Haystacks
January 25, 2018 at 10:55 AM Flag Quote & Reply

frank thomas
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"The balloon goes up tonight" under the name of a wrestler called "The Blimp" who when unmasked by shirley, turned out to be none other than the referee Ken Lazenby
January 25, 2018 at 10:58 AM Flag Quote & Reply

frank thomas
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And finally: "The Man Who Ate His Neighbours Dog" the Wildman of Borneo..
January 25, 2018 at 11:00 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Bernard Hughes
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THE SENSATION OF THE YEAR !

The Ghoul

V

The Vampire

All out to unmask the monster or be unmasked himself.


With thanks to Ray's results and  Ron's galleries.

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January 25, 2018 at 11:02 AM Flag Quote & Reply

frank thomas
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And finally finally... "I'm gonna crush that bum, and his poof manager!" Giant Haystacks V Kendo Nagasaki( and "gorgeous" George Gillett)
January 25, 2018 at 11:04 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Hack
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You've hit a winner with your first post John. Welcome and Keep posting.

One night we had "The Yanks Are Coming - USA v The Rest of the World"

As was to be expected none of them were Americans, and I doubt if the rest of the world got much of a look in either.

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

January 25, 2018 at 11:17 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Anglo Italian
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frank thomas at January 25, 2018 at 11:00 AM

And finally: "The Man Who Ate His Neighbours Dog" the Wildman of Borneo..

I can't stop chuckling, Frank!

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January 25, 2018 at 2:31 PM Flag Quote & Reply

frank thomas
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Anglo Italian at January 25, 2018 at 2:31 PM

frank thomas at January 25, 2018 at 11:00 AM

And finally: "The Man Who Ate His Neighbours Dog" the Wildman of Borneo..

I can't stop chuckling, Frank!

That was on one of Orig Williams bills at Rhyl Town Hall, Anglo strap lining of the highest order!
January 25, 2018 at 2:37 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Anglo Italian
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Sensational was the most boring word, followed by spectacular and extravaganza.


Some terrific ones already suggested above, great thread! I like the 1930's earthquake. Dynamite was another one that was outside the norm.


No surprise this one is the Number One in our countdown of the 100 best wrestling posters:


Just how real was the sticker?

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Still trying to work out what was going on!

January 25, 2018 at 2:49 PM Flag Quote & Reply

frank thomas
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Another I recall, Catweazle V Dave Shade "special novelty contest" as I saw both of these great value wrestlers perform against each other many times,I'm still scratching my head as to what the "novelty" was!
January 25, 2018 at 3:05 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Andy
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I saw MEETING FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER! It was Haystacks v Kendo and I did not know they had met in the 1970s on TV and several times in between!

One of my favourite poster lines was ' The face that can curdle milk'. I'm sure you knowledgeable people know whose name would be above that line!

January 27, 2018 at 4:19 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Andy
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Jackie Pallo always had THE SHOW YOU CANNOT SEE ON TV on his posters. But surely this applied to the majority of shows anyway?

January 27, 2018 at 4:22 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Anglo Italian
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My poster above now uploaded.

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Still trying to work out what was going on!

January 27, 2018 at 5:02 PM Flag Quote & Reply

frank thomas
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Anglo Italian at January 25, 2018 at 2:49 PM

Sensational was the most boring word, followed by spectacular and extravaganza.


Some terrific ones already suggested above, great thread! I like the 1930's earthquake. Dynamite was another one that was outside the norm.


No surprise this one is the Number One in our countdown of the 100 best wrestling posters:


Just how real was the sticker?

Probably as "real" as the money!
January 27, 2018 at 5:40 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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