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Graham Bawden
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What happened to this talented grappler when he left the squared circle? I remember the bout where he faced his father King Ben Boothman, with King Ben getting the deciding pin fall. Kid McCoy took on the greats like Johnny Saint, Steve Grey, and Cyanide Sid Cooper. Where is he now?
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Graham Bawden. Wrestling Heritage Heavy - Middleweight Championship Belt Holder,  Wrestling Heritage Pallo Junior Award Holder, Wrestling Heritage D ` Orazio Award Holder.  Wrestling Heritage Starr Award Holder.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

April 27, 2018 at 12:33 PM Flag Quote & Reply

David Mantell
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I know he went into the roofing trade later in life.  No idea why he quit though.

April 27, 2018 at 12:57 PM Flag Quote & Reply

PETER
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He retired after TV ended as with so many others
June 9, 2018 at 7:19 AM Flag Quote & Reply

David Mantell
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He was around a good while afterwards, both solo and tagging with dad Ben.  He had a great match vs Johnny Sain on Relso in 1990 which got released on the Wrestling Madness videotape.  From Lee Bamber's commentary, it sounds like they were lining Kid up to be the longterm World Lightweight Champion  and replace Johnny Saint like Saint had replaced George Kidd.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiKg6JcIleg

and for any Welsh speakers, here it is with the original broadcast commentary:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLEq6w-D8FE

June 9, 2018 at 8:14 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Paul
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Rumour abounds that Kid McCoy and King Ben burnt their bridges with Brian Dixon after a match with Kendo Nagasaki and Blondie Barratt 1990. I am sure it has been discussed elsewhere that Ben Boothman went rogue and the match became a bit of a shoot. I think this account is disputed, but the rumour has it that their services were no longer required with all star and they were blackballed by other promoters. 

June 28, 2018 at 2:23 PM Flag Quote & Reply

David Mantell
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Yes, I mentioned that on the new forum version of this thread.

June 29, 2018 at 1:37 AM Flag Quote & Reply

PETER
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Also heard they became chimney sweeps?
July 17, 2018 at 5:51 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Mad Mac
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PETER at July 17, 2018 at 5:51 AM

Also heard they became chimney sweeps?

Well, they'd certainly be blackballed then.....

July 17, 2018 at 2:51 PM Flag Quote & Reply

David Mantell
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They actually carried on until '93, including dates for All Star, but their work definitely dropped off after that incident in 1990.  The Saint/McCoy Reslo bout actually post-dates it - it was filmed in early 1991.

July 18, 2018 at 1:24 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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