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I would have loved to have seen Alan Garfield take on Shirley Crabtree- what a match as "Sir" Alan would have no doubt shown complete contempt for his opponent. I wonder who won? The supreme "heel" of his era, Alan Garfield was also an excellent skilful wrestler and in my humble opinion superior to Mr Crabtree.

Eddie Capelli had a lengthy career which dated back to the 1940's and he was only 22 when he won the British Welterweight title. He lost the title a few years later to his friend Mick McManus, and this association may have contibituted to his longeivity . In the 50's and 60's he was certainly one of the best around at his weight, but I suppose in later years, age did eventually ,sadly, catch up with him.

March 16, 2018 at 1:05 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Bernard Hughes
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I liked Eddie Capelli, I thought that he was a very skillful wrestler.

I don't remember any particular moves but he knew his way around the ring and held his own against the top welterweights of the day


March 16, 2018 at 6:22 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Ron Historyo at March 15, 2018 at 11:24 AM

SaxonWolf at March 15, 2018 at 8:46 AM

Just found this on an old "real names" website as well, doesn't prove anything of course.

"... Demers Mashavias = Great Britain Hassan Ali Bey,  Strongman Of The East..."

Maybe  Ron could work his magic (if he has time) on Demers Mashavias and see if a UK birth pops up? 

That name gets me nowhere. However I have a long memory and a few years ago I did a huge thread which I called Guess the Town.

On that thread one very active guesser was a guy called Andy GRALEMAN

On his profile it says this.

I'am Andy. Used to watch my Dad Wrestle. He told me, that when my mother was pregnant, a wrestler fell ontop of her. He knew all the wrestlers back in the 1950's, 1960's. Maybe, why I got the bug. His great friend, was Dennis Dawson. He wrestled under the name of Hassan Ali Bey. He was half Egyptian, and not Turkish!!

He still seems to be a member......Should Heritage pop him the question ???

Great stuff as ever Ron! 



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