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Thread #106708   Message #2207282
Posted By: Little Hawk
02-Dec-07 - 11:35 PM
Thread Name: BS: Wrestling in the 50/60/early 70ties
Subject: RE: BS: Wrestling in the 50/60/early 70ties
Here is the extraordinary story of George Wagner aka "Gorgeous George", the most successful wrestler of the 1950s at the art of self-promotion, and the man who singlehandedly put televised wrestling on the map and turned it into a national phenomenon. The bizarre theatrical nature of modern wrestling is largely due to the groundwork laid by Gorgeous George in the 50s:

Gorgeous George