S: Lee Sharron
Lee Sharron, R.I.P.
Lee Sharron falls into that large category of often overlooked, largely forgotten yet nevertheless a very capable, reliable and enjoyable heavyweight of the 1960s to 1980s.
A rugged, brutish character he was never going to be in the Robinson, Joyce, Wall league, but was no less welcome on any wrestling bill either in singles matches or in tag, mostly remembered as a replacement Untouchable alongside Bobby Graham following the returement of Leon Arras.
Lee Sharron took his ring name from his daughter Sharron Leslie. Trained by George De Relwykow most of his work was in northern England and Scotland for Relwyskow and Norman Morrell. We discovered him wrestling Cyril Moris in the summer of 1961, the early days of a career that was to last a quarter of a century.
By 1962 Lee was a regular and busy worker around Joint Promotion rings, opponents that included Don Mendoza, Les Kellett and Pietro Capello. Surprisingly it was Dale Martin Promotions that gave Lee his television break, against a Dale Martin favourite, Tibor Szakacs at Bermondsey Baths in January, 1966. Lee's rugged tactics became familar to television viewers over the next decade with more than thirty televised bouts.
It was a busy decade for Lee, with commitments not only in this country but regular bookings in the German tournaments and the Middle East. Although not a bill topper in his own right here Lee was a man never short of work. Nothing much changed in 1976 when he moved across to the inependent promoters. With the likes of Les Kellett, Jock Cameron and Bobby Graham now working for the independents old rivalries resumes.
With Leon Arras no longer around Lee took his place alongside Bobby Graham in The Untouchables tag team. Whilst there was nothing at all wrong with them as a team calling them the Untouchables was, in our opinion, misguided. Leon Arras was synonymous with The Untouchables and irreplaceable.
Lee Sharron continued wrestling until well into the 1980s. He even made a short return to Joint Promotions in 1981 with one last hurrah at the Royal Albert Hall, partnering Banger Walsh and dutifully going down to Big Daddy and Sammy Lee.
We last saw Lee Sharron on a bill working for the independents in 1985.
Lee Sharron died in October, 2019.
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