Saturday, January 3, 2015

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

As we are fast approaching 10;000 page views, I have to say Thank You to all our fans who visit. I try to bring you breaking news of interest to Classic Professional Wrestling fans.
I want to thank Ms. Melissa for creating this page.
I would like to say its been a privilege to bring these Mat Greats to this page and on radio.
These Wrestlers traveled the roads from Big Cities to rural County Fairs.
The Tough Guys like Dick The Bruiser and The Crusher, to flamboyant stars like Gorgeous George.
We remember those lost tragically and to soon like Bobby Shane and Yukon Eric!
Managers like "Pretty Boy" Bobby Heenan that came out to chants of "We want blood! and Bobby Davis; Bobby Manganoff, Abdullah Foruk and Eddie Creechman, Don Carson, Dr. Ken Ramey, JC Dykes!! Wow!!!
The lovely and tough Women Wrestlers and my TSW Champion Misty Dawn!
Promoters like me learned from the best, Bob Luce, Fred Kohler, Sam Munchnik, Nick Gulas, Paul Boesch, and Dennis Hilgart.
The referees, Mike Figaroa, Stan Sarbernack, Percy Franklin, Henry Van Loon, and The "Dean" of Referees Connie Marker.
Timekeepers like Harry Black and Joe Mauriello!
All the ring guys!
So I am thankful for having the education in a business that was closed and yet I was taken in and given so much by so many.
So this page brings back all of the greats for all of the Territories.
Thank you the fans who came to the cards despite snow, cold and rain. From Armories to Arenas!
Let hit 10'000 by telling your friends to check out Classic Professional Wrestling.blogspot.com

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

And now down to ringside and Rodger Kent!!

The Voice of AWA Announce Great Rodger Kent passed away! Rodger and Marty O'Neill interviewed AWA Stars and came into our homes every week!
With Rod Trungard, Wrestling fans knew they were in for Stars from all corners of the earth
Rodger will be missed by Wrestlers and fans alike.
Minneapolis will always be remembered as the AWA Home!
Greg Gagne and I will remember Rodger Kent on Hartbeat Radio Sunday December 7th at 9pm Central, with Bruce Hart!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Did you know?????

Promoter Bob Brooks is on Hartbeat Radio Sunday Evenings at 8PM-10PM?
It's true!
Bruce Hart, Bob Johnson and myself bring you the best in Professional Wrestling!
I love bringing in the mat greats and here is a line-up of Classic Mat Greats who will be on the show soon:
The Assassin # 1. The Assassins dominated the South from Macon to Memphis! Two true tough Masked Greats of The Mat!
Greg Gagne! AWA Star and 1/2 of The High Flyers!
Blackjack Mulligan!:
The tough Texan was 1/2 of The Blackjacks from Sweetwater Texas!
September 1,1972 Dick The Bruiser and The Crusher vs The Blackjacks and "Pretty Boy" Bobby Heenan in the Steel Cage at Soldiers Field Chicago! Special Guest Referee Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jersy Joe Walcott!
Promoter Bob Brooks brings his longtime friends to Hartbeat Radio where you get real stories not Wiki this or that!
Count on Promoter Bob Brooks to bring back the memories that we knew as Professional Wrestling!

Friday, October 31, 2014

NWA Great Bob Geigel passes!

Again another loss in the World of Professional Wrestling!
NWA Legend and CAC Mainstay Bob Geigel passes away at 90.
I have had the pleasure of knowing Bob for a few years. A Kansas City Promoter and Wrestler. Along with Tom Andrews and and The KC Boys, CAC would be expected at CAC to make a solid showing for the NWA and Central States Promotions.
Bob was a real gentleman and always gave advice to the young guys.
When you thought of scientific Wrestlers Bob was on top with Wilbur Snyder, Billy Robinson, Verne Gagne, and Nick Bockwinkel.
CAC won't be the same without Bob, and of course the recent passing of Manager Dr. Ken Ramey.
Thanks Bob for teaching, caring, and being a true part of Professional Wrestling!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

One of The All Time Great Professional Wrestling Managers has gone on!

Dr. Ken Ramey put together Champions! The Interns, The Medics! Mysterious Masked Men of The Mat!
An avid bowler, Dr. Ken Ramey who CAC has named their Annual Bowling Tournament after was a genius as in this business!
I interviewed Dr. Ken last year, and stayed in touch by phone.
He could make me laugh, yet have me on the edge of my seat when he told stories of the road!
Tom Andrews told me how the not only had to deal with their opponents, but had to watch Dr. Kens safety as fans would not appreciate him and his crew!
Dr. Ken Ramey will be remembered at Classicprofessionalwrestling.blogspot.com!
Dr Ken and His Briefcase! He's in a safe spot!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Loss of a friend and Mat Great! Ox Baker

"The Fabulous" Ox Baker known for his Heart Punch and loud vocals has passed away.
Many people are posting his matches but I wanted to put Ox in a different light.
We met in Chicago in the Mid 1980's. I was a EMT for Promoter Brad Davis and Promoter Sam Decero.
I brought him to my house to meet me father. Ox and him talked like old friends and he treated my dad with respect.
Sure, he was a 300lb tough guy, but he was so many other things.
He enjoyed cooking, and animal care.
He loved to be funny(In his own way) and even raise peoples temperitures at times!
We traveled throughout Chicago and Southern Illinois.
Although his health was failing, he kept making appearences.
Ox had the "Heart Punch", but he also had heart!
We had you for 80 years and I know I am thankful that we were friends and stayed in tough.
Thanks for being Ox Baker!