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!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

"The Golden Boy" Paul Christy:

A Chicagoland WWA and AWA favorite! The Golden Boy Paul Christy Managed by Ms Bunny Love was a mainstay in the Midwest. Christy began a a crowd favorite later turning on Spike Huber.
Christy wrestled scientifically, hold for hold with his Ring Favorite Buddy Rogers in mind.
Christy als brawled with the toughest in the business such as :The Worlds Most Dangerous Wrestler" Dick The Bruiser! The Original Sheik, and Ox Baker!
Christy spends time helping charities such as Alecia's House and Cauliflower Alley Club!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

RIP! Loss of GLOW Greats Mother!

From GLOW Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling: Sunny The California Girl is saddened by the loss of her mother last week.
GLOW Sunny was very close to her mother and visited with her daily.
Classic Professional Wrestling mourns her loss as Sunny has not only been a guest, but a close friend and CAC Mainstay.
Please keep Sunny and her family in your thoughts and prayers as she endures this loss.
Promoter Bob Brooks.

Monday, July 21, 2014

"The General"

Skandor Akbar! Wold Class Championship Wrestling fans will remember the General.
Shamefully, when surveys on websites ask for favorite Managers, the same names seem to appear. This is is fine, except to leave out a colorful and well known Professional Wrestling Mainstay like "The General" is really sad.
The Dastardly Akbar always kept the fans mad at him. He had damage to his car many times, yet he took it in stride as part of the business.
Whether he managed a legend or a green new to the area kid, Akbar took the time to actually Managed him. Mentor him.
He was known as an honest man whose word was good enough for any deal.
A very frugal man, often mentioned in the same breath as "Wild" Red Berry.
So if you get a chance to be a part of some groups question of the day as to who is one of the greatest Managers, go on, tell them. because truly Skandor Abar deserves to be remembered, and he will, on Classic Professional Wrestling with Promoter Bob Brooks!!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Mysterious Masked Tag Team Greats! JC Dykes and The Infernoes!

Like him or hate him JC Dykes brought The Infernoes to the Top! They were Tag Team Champions and reaked havoc across the South! Promoter Nick Gulas recognized their potential.
JC Dykes and his Jazzbow Tie added Class as they stormed across the Volunteer State and Alabama!