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PETER
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Two very good matches on You Tube with Steve Casey from Boston Lincs.A very impressive Professional Wrestler who seems to have been overshadowed by the son of Wild Angus who started as Steve Mcoy and became Steve Casey after the Linconshire wrestler retired.

There is no A-Z entry for the wrestler from Boston but according to the commentary in his fights against King Ben and Liitle Prince he started wrestling,joined the army then appeared on TV in the 1980'S after leaving the army.Surely well worth an entry! 

March 28, 2016 at 7:25 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Hack
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I haven't heard of this Steve Casey. On ITV wrestling he could certainly have a place in the A-Z if anyone can provide information. I looked at the You Tube match against Little Prince and thought he looked familiar.

Do you  think he could be this fellah?

He was billed as Steve Stacey from Essex and was featured in The Wrestler magazine in 1972.




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April 7, 2016 at 6:02 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Graham Bawden
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Steve Casey`s bouts versus Little Prince, and King Ben Boothman are both very good. 

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April 9, 2016 at 5:34 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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They are, but what do we know about him?

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April 9, 2016 at 6:04 PM Flag Quote & Reply

PETER
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His match against King Ben is unusual because it seems to end in a legit knockout

April 11, 2016 at 4:21 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Hack
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We have people in this neck of the woods who must know about this fella who looked pretty decent.

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April 30, 2016 at 5:28 PM Flag Quote & Reply

PETER
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Hope Steve is still alive and perhaps will one day take a look at this website

May 6, 2016 at 9:47 AM Flag Quote & Reply

PETER
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Noticed that his fight against King Ben has over 11,000 viewers on You Tube,alot more than some better known wrestlers

June 26, 2016 at 11:13 AM Flag Quote & Reply

rasit huseyin
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And how on earth did Steve McHoy become Steve Casey?

June 29, 2016 at 9:23 AM Flag Quote & Reply

PETER
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rasit huseyin at June 29, 2016 at 9:23 AM

And how on earth did Steve McHoy become Steve Casey?

The promoters would not allow two wrestlers to use the same name but once this Steve Casey retired Mchoy was allowed to change his name.There was also at least one Steve Casey in the States.Very popular name for wrestlers! 

June 29, 2016 at 11:18 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Hack
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I've just come across this thread again and would still like to learn about Steve Stacey.

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May 27, 2018 at 3:45 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Ruslan Pashayev
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Boston Lincolnshire, that was HEART OF MEDIEVAL ENGLISH WRESTLING, collars style, shin kicking, one of the most brutal, no protection, real shoes, they had that kind of wrestling till 1930 in the areas around Boston.

May 28, 2018 at 7:48 AM Flag Quote & Reply

matey dave
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boston fighting history is still with us. the goverment has claimed it is murder capital in UK and lest intergrated town in UK.

A16 & A52 both lead to boston

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May 28, 2018 at 3:44 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Ruslan Pashayev
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thanks so much for this interesting info about Boston fighting, last year I tried to learn more on that subject and communicated with local studies/archives/libraries in Boston, Lincs. Yes that was "medieval wrestling" in the 1930's. hard to imagine but thats truth. They also were pushing Christian values that this kind of unmanly style of wrestling is pretty much cannibalism etc. Local preacher would have to make sure in their parish there was NO wrestlers who were doing it the way it was done in lets say 1500's.

May 28, 2018 at 3:56 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Ruslan Pashayev
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there was that place they mentioned - Benington, near Boston thats where medieval wrestling survived the longest. They told me they called it kickboxing or Lincolnshire Russling usually championships were held in early August every year. By the way there was very famous folk song/ballad from that area - The Lincolnshire Wrestler, it was about an actual person from the late 1700's early 1800's his name was Wm Scrimshaw, he was great undefeated wrestler.

May 28, 2018 at 4:04 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Ruslan Pashayev
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to the best of my knowledge the only place in England where medieval wrestling survived was Lincolnshire, I would be happy to hear more on this subject...just imagine...its like a real time-machine.

May 28, 2018 at 4:28 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Ruslan Pashayev
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another important detail is that they didnt call it shin kicking like in many other places, they called it russlin...and thats accurate cause in shin kicking wrestling techniques arent allowed, only kicking is legit. But in medieval wrestling kicking was only one of few tactics which they had back then. 

May 28, 2018 at 4:34 PM Flag Quote & Reply

David Mantell
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PETER at June 29, 2016 at 11:18 PM

rasit huseyin at June 29, 2016 at 9:23 AM

And how on earth did Steve McHoy become Steve Casey?

The promoters would not allow two wrestlers to use the same name but once this Steve Casey retired Mchoy was allowed to change his name.There was also at least one Steve Casey in the States.Very popular name for wrestlers! 

Two in the States. 

1)Steve Crusher Casey in the 1930s from Ireland who came over and won the Boston (Massachusets)  AWA World Heavyweight title six times.  His first win over Lou Thesz was later regarded retrospectively by the NWAlliance from the 1950s onwards as part of their title's lineage back to Hackenshcmidt in 1905 (with Thesz's reign regarded as the first of six) - promoter Tom Packer's decision to switch recognition to NWAssociation champion Everett Marshall was later cited by the NWAlliance as a precedent for application of the 30 Day Rule.

2)Steve Casey in WCW in 1989.  Mildly pushed lower card babyface.  Later, as Steve Dane, did a heel stint teaming with Jimmy Garvin, standing in for Michael Hayes of the Freebirds.


May 28, 2018 at 7:05 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Ruslan Pashayev
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David, thanks for bringing that up, appreciate.AWA of Boston was the most historical title there was. They tried to keep "lineal" championship which they traced back to Hack. NWAssn was strange organization they could strip title, award it etc. In AWA title could be won/lost only 2 of 3 back falls.Yvon Robert was AWA champ even in early Jan 1938. Then they all of a sudden stripped him the title for no defense and announced a title match between Thesz and Casey two main contenders.I know there are so many talks about Lou's 1937 Title, BUT whatever title it was it definitely wasnt AWA. Tom Packs lied in papers to make it look like AWA Title BUT Thesz never got Lewis Belt, and that was the belt which was symbollic of the AWA Championship.

May 28, 2018 at 11:56 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Ruslan Pashayev
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In fact Bowser who controlled AWA lied to fans "he stripped" Robert in USA BUT in Canada Robert was still AWA World Champion Wrestler. Bowser truly enjoyed fooling fans.

May 28, 2018 at 11:58 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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