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Hack
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Well, that's what it says here.

Yet not according to The Wrestler magazine. Russell Plummer reported a win for the Judokas.

So were they ever unmasked? Was the plan for an unmasking that didn't happen?

Has anyone the promised article inside?


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June 28, 2018 at 4:00 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Bernard Hughes
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Hi Hack, Look at the price. All that information for 2 1/2 d   I used to get the bus from Gosforth to Newcastle for 3d.

Those were the days !

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June 28, 2018 at 4:21 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Mad Mac
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Bernard Hughes at June 28, 2018 at 4:21 PM

Hi Hack, Look at the price. All that information for 2 1/2 d   I used to get the bus from Gosforth to Newcastle for 3d.

Those were the days !

Actually 2 1/2 p, which was a tanner. So my Dad told me. Honest.....
June 28, 2018 at 5:46 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Hack
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I remember paying my 6d begrudgingly. Extortinate.
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June 28, 2018 at 6:37 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Hack
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Now look what you've done Bernard. We are way off topic. Only kidding.
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June 28, 2018 at 6:40 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Anglo Italian
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We can surely track the report of the unmasking from The Wrestler ringside reports.


I must confess I am astounded because I thought I knew most of those RAH bouts off by heart and this would have jumped out at me.

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June 29, 2018 at 10:40 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Bernard Hughes
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Sorry folks, my fault, I mis- read it..Yes, 2 1/2 p was a tanner.

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June 29, 2018 at 11:01 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Hack
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Russel said a win for the Judokas. Can we argue ?3
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June 29, 2018 at 1:34 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Anglo Italian
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Yeak, yeah, yeah, win for the Judoks.  But the unmasking?

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June 29, 2018 at 6:07 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Anglo Italian
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Yeak, yeah, yeah, win for the Judoks.  But the unmasking?

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June 29, 2018 at 6:08 PM Flag Quote & Reply

SaxonWolf
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Hack at June 28, 2018 at 4:00 PM

Well, that's what it says here.

Yet not according to The Wrestler magazine. Russell Plummer reported a win for the Judokas.

So were they ever unmasked? Was the plan for an unmasking that didn't happen?

Has anyone the promised article inside?


Do we know who these guys were?, the only team I have seen with that name were actually Americans (Dutch Mantell and Frankie Laine), if it is the same guys then we can add them to the list of US wrestlers who visited these shores.

July 2, 2018 at 3:59 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Mad Mac
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(Edited because I got my pre and post decimal pricing mixed up) I've asked Mr. Mantel(l) on his Twitter.
July 2, 2018 at 4:25 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Ron Historyo
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As it happens Los Vaqueros were here as the currency changed. Here they are in 1971 February.


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July 2, 2018 at 4:36 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Mad Mac
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I'd happily have parted with ten bob to see them v the Black Diamonds!
July 2, 2018 at 4:42 PM Flag Quote & Reply

powerlock
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SaxonWolf at July 2, 2018 at 3:59 PM

Hack at June 28, 2018 at 4:00 PM

Well, that's what it says here.

Yet not according to The Wrestler magazine. Russell Plummer reported a win for the Judokas.

So were they ever unmasked? Was the plan for an unmasking that didn't happen?

Has anyone the promised article inside?


Do we know who these guys were?, the only team I have seen with that name were actually Americans (Dutch Mantell and Frankie Laine), if it is the same guys then we can add them to the list of US wrestlers who visited these shores.

They were Los Vaqeros locos and were huge in Puerto Rico in the Late 1970s. Dutch Mantell made his pro debut in 1972. It could be that the team because they were masked changed members without the public realising. But have found bills on Google with both Mantell and Lane billed under their own names and without the masks for both lucha bills and a bill in I think Puerto Rico which confuses it even more although on lucha bills teams sometimes are billed individually rather than under team names
July 2, 2018 at 7:23 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Ron Historyo
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I was wondering if they were just part of Morrells imagination so I thought I would see if they did other big matches at big venues.

Here we have Belle Vue the same month , but of course the promoter at Belle Vue rotated so still looking deeper.


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July 3, 2018 at 1:48 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Ron Historyo
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Now I have them in 1969 and 1970 in Scotland


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July 3, 2018 at 2:08 AM Flag Quote & Reply

powerlock
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Ron Historyo at July 3, 2018 at 2:08 AM

Now I have them in 1969 and 1970 in Scotland


Almost certainly not Mantell who was born late November 1949. After high school hey was a year in University before serving a term in US army in Vietnam. Los Vaquiros means Cowboys could it be another tag team under a mask moonlighting
July 3, 2018 at 4:07 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Ron Historyo
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Paul Mitchell should know , it's his era.

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July 3, 2018 at 5:57 AM Flag Quote & Reply

David Mantell
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I'M  NOT THAT OLD! lol!

July 3, 2018 at 7:48 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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