Mudcat Café message #2217428 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #106708   Message #2217428
Posted By: GUEST
17-Dec-07 - 02:58 PM
Thread Name: BS: Wrestling in the 50/60/early 70ties
Subject: RE: BS: Wrestling in the 50/60/early 70ties
My aunt and uncle used to take me to watch wrestling at the Municipal Pool in Hamilton, Ontario in the late forties. A ring was erected right over the pool. My uncle knew Whipper Billy Watson and the Sharp Brothers personally so we always had to go when these local heros were on the card. We also saw Nanjo Singh, (Sky)Hy Lee, Lee Henning, Yukon Eric, Mike Mazurki (movie star), Lou Thesz, Lord Athol Layton and a whole array of midget and other novelty acts. It was always a highlight when someone got thrown out of the ring into the water. Once the entire structure collapsed into the pool.