J: Jackson - Jamaica
Wrestling Heritage A-Z
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Here’s a man with a story to tell. One of the old timers who could not only handle himself in the ring but was a real life hero. The light heavyweight from Keighley was a familiar figure around the country for more than a decade until forced into premature retirement. Working mostly in the north of England and Scotland he did travel south and work for Dale Martin Promotions, facing the big names of the 1950s that included Mike Marino, Norman Walsh, Ernie Riley, and Tibor Szakacs.
Read our extended tribute in Personality Parade: A Real Life Hero Launching 23rd July
Cool Cat Jackson
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Having turned professional in 1944 Ron Jackson was well placed to take advantage of the post war wrestling revival and from the end of hostilities was a regular worker in Northern rings meeting the big names that included the Pyes, The Farmer, Charlie Scott, Dave Armstrong, Ernie Baldwin and George Gregory.
He shared his wrestling commitments with that of running an off-license in Hartlepool.
In the early 1950s he appeared at Belle Vue almost weekly and could also be seen regularly at Blackpool Tower and Newcastle.
Ron tagged with Arthur Jackson on occasions but we are unaware if the two of them were related.
Jacobo was a Spanish strongman type, domiciled in Argentina. He was trained by the Spaniard Quasimodo.
Jacobo toured the UK early in 1974 at a time when many hispanic visitors appeared to be replacing the French and Germans who had regularly visited in the sixties.
Quasimodo had done a good job at teaching him the wicked ways of the ring as he met with frequent disqualification. No time for disqualification at the Royal Albert Hall when Tibor chopped him down to a KO defeat on 16th January. He faired better with a KO win over Tony St Clair on television (losing via the disqualification route to Ivan Penzecoff on his other tv outing). Other opponnents included Mike Marino, Les Kellett and Billy Two Rivers during his two month tour
The heavyweight from Johannesburg, South Africa, visited Britain for three months between September and December 1964. Contests were mainly in the south of England for Dale Martin Promotions with opponents including Ramon Napolitano, Majid Ackra, Danny Lynch and Yuri Borienko.
Heavyweight from Bloemfontein in South Africa visited Britain in 1955 and 1956. Opponents included Bill Howes, Mike Marino, Francis St Clair and Arthur Beaumont. He travelled extensively throughout the country.
Born in Hendon, London, Peter Jacobs moved to Great Yarmouth in 1966. A fortunate move as it was here that he met wrestler and promoter Brian Trevors. Brian trained the fourteen stone youngster and encouraged him to turn professional, working on the East Coast holiday camp circuit in the summer months and around southern England in the winter. . A fast wrestler for his size Jacobs showed a great deal of promise in the early 1970s/ Just five years after turning professional his career came to an abrupt halt one night at the Potters Holiday camp. “My knee went the opposite way it’s supposed to do” Pete told us. Following five months on crutches and a further six months rehabilitation Pete was warned that further damage to the knee could well mean that he would be unable to walk again. A knee replacement in his mid fifties and a lot of determination means that Pete still gets about and is a fan of Wrestling Heritage.
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