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Anglo Italian
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Continuing the theme that it is far more upbeat to celebrate those still alive and kicking than all those obituaries, after the topic "50's Greats still with us" I think it's time to open up a far greater more recent listing.


I'll start by summarising those already mentioned on the "50's topic as still being alive:


Bob Anthony

Bobby Barnes

Spencer Churchill

Sid Cooper

Dazzler Joe Cornelius

Jon Cortez

Johnny Czeslaw

Gwyn Davies

Jimmy Devlin

Barry Douglas.

Joe D'Orazio.

Johnny England

Vic Faulkner

Gerry Hoggarth

Dwight J Ingleburgh

Harry Kendall

Gori Ed Mangotich,

Brian Maxine

Al Miquet

Jumping Jim Moser

Al Nicol (who is never ever mentioned, dioes anyone know him?)

Geoff Portz

Les Prest

Peter Preston

Andy Robin

Billy Robinson

Bert Royal

Tony Scarlo

Rikki Starr

Les Stent

Jim Stockdale

Adrian Street

Rex Strong

Dickie Swales

Bob Sweeney

Peter Szakacs

Karl Von Kramer

Rocky Wall

Al Tarzo

Billy Two Rivers

Buddy Ward

Steve Young aka Skull Murphy

 


And now let's add a few Sixties Greats, just those included in or at least eligible for the Heritage A-Z:


LIST UPDATED WITH ALL COMMENTS AS OF 2nd JANUARY 2014


Ignatius Borg

Wayne Bridges

Roger Green

Johnny Kincaid

Bob Kirkwood

Prince Kumali

Eddie Rose

Roy St Clair

Tony St Clair

Steve Viedor

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John Elijah (thanks Mad Mac)

Pete Roberts (thanks Mad Mac)

Kendo Nagasaki (thanks David)

John Cox (thanks Mad Mac)

Lenny Hurst (thanks Mad Mac)

Len Ironside (thanks Mad Mac)

Colin Joynson (thanks Mad Mac)

Mick McMichael (thanks Mad Mac)

Tony Bates

Steve Best (thanks Peter)

Tony Charles (thanks Michael Norris)

Terry Rudge (thanks Mad Mac)


But they're all so clean....are there no 60s villains still with us?  Did they all get the death penalty?

I hope we can make a much longer all-round listing this time


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Still trying to work out what was going on!

August 28, 2013 at 5:04 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Mad Mac
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I mentioned on the 50s topic that John Foley had passed in 1988.  (Thanks, sorted)

Al Nicol: he was from Nottingham, wasn't he? On the 60s list: Pete Roberts? John Elijah?

August 29, 2013 at 12:03 AM Flag Quote & Reply

David Mantell
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Kendo Nagasaki qualifies for this.

August 29, 2013 at 2:25 AM Flag Quote & Reply

matey dave
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has anybody heard of a young lad called vic faulkner from the 60s


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blessed are the pacemakers

really do need my medication

more tea vicar and another jammy dodger

nurse, i need changing and my complan has gone cold

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August 29, 2013 at 7:40 AM Flag Quote & Reply

David Mantell
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Yes, he's already on Anglo's list between Johnny England and Gerry Hoggarth

August 29, 2013 at 9:00 AM Flag Quote & Reply

matey dave
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thans dave, back to medication

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blessed are the pacemakers

really do need my medication

more tea vicar and another jammy dodger

nurse, i need changing and my complan has gone cold

close friend of gladys the impaler

August 29, 2013 at 9:29 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Anglo Italian
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Thanks David, updated above.  A villian at last though possibly questionable whether he is still with us or, what with all that mysticism, is away with the fairies....

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August 29, 2013 at 10:18 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Mad Mac
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Some more possible 60s names off the top of my head: John Cox, Lenny Hurst, Len Ironside, Colin Joynson, Mick McMichael?

August 30, 2013 at 12:40 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Michael Norris
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Mad Mac at August 30, 2013 at 12:40 AM

Some more possible 60s names off the top of my head: John Cox, Lenny Hurst, Len Ironside, Colin Joynson, Mick McMichael?

Not sure when he started, but Tony Charles is still alive but suffering badly from dementia.


Off subject here, but does anyone know if Pete Roberts ever toured the States. There was a Pete Roberts that passed through the Gulf Coast territory in the mid 1960s and I was wondering if it may be the same Pete Roberts.

August 30, 2013 at 1:19 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Mad Mac
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I doubt it was the 'Super Destroyer'. He certainly wrestled extensively in Japan and the Middle East,  but not in the US AFAIK. Plus, I don't think he's any older than mid-60s right now, so would have been too young.

August 30, 2013 at 7:02 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Mad Mac
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Here's another possible: Terry Rudge?

August 30, 2013 at 7:08 PM Flag Quote & Reply

nagasakisno1fan
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Anglo Italian at August 28, 2013 at 5:04 PM

Continuing the theme that it is far more upbeat to celebrate those still alive and kicking than all those obituaries, after the topic "50's Greats still with us" I think it's time to open up a far greater more recent listing.


I'll start by summarising those already mentioned on the "50's topic as still being alive:


Bob Anthony

Bobby Barnes

Spencer Churchill

Sid Cooper

Dazzler Joe Cornelius

Jon Cortez

Johnny Czeslaw

Gwyn Davies

Jimmy Devlin

Barry Douglas.

Joe D'Orazio.

Johnny England

Vic Faulkner

Gerry Hoggarth

Dwight J Ingleburgh

Harry Kendall

Gori Ed Mangotich,

Brian Maxine

Al Miquet

Jumping Jim Moser

Al Nicol (who is never ever mentioned, dioes anyone know him?)

Geoff Portz

Les Prest

Peter Preston

Andy Robin

Billy Robinson

Bert Royal.

Tony Scarlo

Rikki Starr

Les Stent

Jim Stockdale

Adrian Street

Rex Strong

Dickie Swales

Bob Sweeney

Peter Szakacs

Karl Von Kramer

Rocky Wall

Al Tarzo

Billy Two Rivers

Buddy Ward

Stve Young aka Skull Murphy

 


And now let's add a few Sixties Greats, no one offers please, just those included in or at least eligible for the Heritage A-Z:


Ignatius Borg

Wayne Bridges

Is Gordon Corbett alive?

Johnny Kincaid

Bob Kirkwood

Prince Kumali

Roy St Clair

Tony St Clair

Steve Viedor

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John Elijah (thanks Mad Mac)

Pete Roberts (thanks Mad Mac)

Kendo Nagasaki (thanks David)


But they're all so clean....are there no 60svillains still with us?  Did they all get the death penalty?


I hope we can make a much longer all-round listing this time


The name Kendo Nagasaki stood out there by a mile... Missing!!!

sadly Gordon Corbett not alive gone too soon a great man

December 12, 2013 at 3:44 PM Flag Quote & Reply

grahambrook
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I recall Gordon Corbett dying sometime in 1987, just about a week or so before I had a promotion at The Saddlers Football Club in Walsall. I had booked Klondyke Jake versus The Judo Master (I think his name was John Wilson but I'm not sure). Jake was genuinely very upset about Corbett's passing but probably felt that a bit of clowning was the best way to get it out of his system and continually shouted, "Where's Corbett?" during the bout, even climbing out of the ring to look under it, shouting, "Come on Corbett, get out from under there!"

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December 14, 2013 at 12:23 PM Flag Quote & Reply

nagasakisno1fan
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grahambrook at December 14, 2013 at 12:23 PM

I recall Gordon Corbett dying sometime in 1987, just about a week or so before I had a promotion at The Saddlers Football Club in Walsall. I had booked Klondyke Jake versus The Judo Master (I think his name was John Wilson but I'm not sure). Jake was genuinely very upset about Corbett's passing but probably felt that a bit of clowning was the best way to get it out of his system and continually shouted, "Where's Corbett?" during the bout, even climbing out of the ring to look under it, shouting, "Come on Corbett, get out from under there!"

Strange one there Graham ! the judo man you are talking about has just got to be Judo John Brown ...I have been to his training sessions , he was a regular referee for Jakes shows 

December 14, 2013 at 3:51 PM Flag Quote & Reply

grahambrook
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Yes, I'm sure you are right. I am getting confused. There was a lighter wrestler called 'Judo' John Wilson whom I saw in the early seventies wrestling Bob Sherry at one of Orig Williams' shows at The Town Hall, Rhyl. I didn't book "Judo" John Brown, I just booked Jake and asked him to bring an opponent along with him.

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December 14, 2013 at 5:51 PM Flag Quote & Reply

nagasakisno1fan
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grahambrook at December 14, 2013 at 5:51 PM

Yes, I'm sure you are right. I am getting confused. There was a lighter wrestler called 'Judo' John Wilson whom I saw in the early seventies wrestling Bob Sherry at one of Orig Williams' shows at The Town Hall, Rhyl. I didn't book "Judo" John Brown, I just booked Jake and asked him to bring an opponent along with him.

That would be the man Jake would bring with him 

December 15, 2013 at 4:45 PM Flag Quote & Reply

PETER
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Never hear much now of Steve Best.He was one of the youngest if not the youngest Professional Wrestlers in the country when he began in 1964 and became Johnny Saints tag partner.He had several main event fights and I saw him live twice and he was always tough and impressive.Hopefully still with us in 2013

December 27, 2013 at 1:48 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Tony Bates
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I was wrestling in the 60's and I think I am still around.

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Tony Bates

January 2, 2014 at 5:30 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Anglo Italian
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I have now updated the opening post and the list of Sixties Greats Still With Us in light of all your contributions so far.


Any more?

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Still trying to work out what was going on!

January 2, 2014 at 10:55 AM Flag Quote & Reply

PETER
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How about Leon Fortuna?A very solid wrestler

January 4, 2014 at 1:03 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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