Thursday, August 31, 2017

Max Blue!

Ok,ok, you can't remember Max Blue. Bill Crouch might be in that same forgotten group.
Max Blue wrestled in the AWA, WWA, and WWF.
Usually in tag team matches with a variety of partners. Blue had his share of opening Matches.
Personally I enjoyed Max,s matches at the Amphitheater and spot shows.
Pleanty of those from Rockford,Kankakee, Gary Lew Wallace HS, Addison Trail.
Remember, to have a great card, even the opener has to be at its best.
So this week we remember Max Blue!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Lucious Johnny Valiant!

When it comes to WWA  Tag Teams, The Valiant Brothers, Handsome Jimmy, Luscious Johnny, and Gentleman Jerry are at the top of anybody's list of Champions.
Handsome Jimmy, methodical, the thinker, and mover.
Luscious Johnny was the Explosive, snide, and quick lipped part of the arsenal.
John was comedic on the mic, quick and witty.
In the ring he loved to knuckle heads. with blonde hair flowing, usually full of blood after run ins with Dick The Bruiser.
Johnny had New York City written all over him.
Tough? You bet. He would scare a bulldog by growling at it!
When teamed with Jimmy, these guys flowed like a stream.
The WWWF called and Captain Lou Albano was waiting for them.
Personally, not my favorite time in their careers Yes, a lot of matches, but not the WWA and AWA Cards we loved in Chicago.
John later displayed his comedic ability y performing Stand Up Comedy on the New York Scene.
Tough? Yes! Funny? Yes! Johnny Valiant in or out of the ring was filling seats.
Photo courtesy of Wrestling Revue.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Promoter Bob Brooks 2017!!!

Wow! We are ready to go with a whole new season of Classic Professional Wrestling! If you are new to the page we welcome you! If you are a loyal fan we thank you for your continude support!
This page is dedicated to Professional Wrestling Greats of the past as well as  Promoters, referees,timekeepers,ring announcers,Commentators,Ring Set up crews,and all those who took part in making history.
We remember is ore than a slogan,it is a heartfelt dedication to all involved, and especiall the fans who made it all possible!
This page focuses on AWA and WWA, NWA both National Wrestling Association and Alliance, WWWF, Mid Atlantic, Central States, Southwest Championship Wrestling, World Champioship Wrestling (Texas), IWA, Detroit Big Time Wrestling, Florida Championship Wrestling, WCW, and many more.
If you have a Wrestler prior to 1980 you would featured, please leave us a message.
This page was created by TSW Promoter Bob Brooks from Chicago and Ms. Melissa (The Queen of The Ring), who mad this page and our Radio Program a success.
Lets remember together!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

2017!!

The New Year is hear, a new President, and Great Posts are coming!!
Starting this week we will bring you the best in Classic professional Wrestling!

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Mitsu Arakawa!

One of the most hated Stars to enter the ring, Mitsu formed some rough Japanese Tag Teams.
In the WWA, Higo Hamigucci teamed with Mitsu.
Even before the match would start, the duo would get the fans angry by throwing salt into their corner of the ring to "Purify" the ring.
Somehow, they seem to keep some spare salt to throw into their opponents eyes as well!
They would take on teams like The Golden Boy Paul Christy and Yukon Moose Cholak, Wilbur Snyder and Sailor Art Thomas, Cowboy Bob Ellis and Pepper Gomez.
Mitsu defeated Dick The Bruiser in 1966 for the WWA World Heavyweight Championship.
Mitsu wrestled barefoot and would taunt his opponents, and the fans.
Before maintaining that hatered outside the ring,
keep in mind this tidbit.
World War II US Army Veteran Mitsu Arakawa served his country.
Later after his extensive ring career, Mitsu managed a restaurant in Indianapolis.
Mitsu passed away in 1997, but will always be remembered by Classic Professional Wrestling!


Monday, October 31, 2016

We hit 20000 Pageviews! Thank you to all our fans!!!

Thanks to all you fans who check our page! I also want to say thank you to all the great Professional Wrestling Stars who we were able to remember and bring back into the ring lights!
The main purpose for this site is to remember all of the Stars, whether main Event or Opener.
From the beginning up to Sports Entertainment, we remember!
We also will never forget the other Promoters, Ring Announcers, Timekeepers, and Referees who made Professional Wrestling the best Sport ever!
I have been so fortunate to have known so many in the business. Many of the ring greats are no longer with us, but never forgotten.
I was privileged to be a Licensed Professional Wrestling Promoter in Chicago Illinois.
Promoter herb Simmons of East Carondolet Illinois with The Golden Boy Paul Christy had enough confidence in me to recommend me to the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation for the License to promote Cards.
The Officials, Nick Kerasotes, Frank, Pat all treated me with respect and I enjoyed a relationship with them that was outstanding.
At TSW Tri State Wrestling, I was so fortunate to have Ring Greats as Champions.
Our Heavyweight Champions Spike Huber, and The Golden Boy Paul Christy.
TSW Heavyweight Tag Team Champions, The Fabulous Kelly Brothers, and Misty Dawn, TSW Woman's Champion!
My son The BBM Ballistic Brent Myers has been in the business, as a Professional Wrestler, Promoter, and member of The Cauliflower Alley Club.
We can both be heard on Hartbeat Radio with WWE Great Bruce Hart, and our Pal and Canada's Very Own Bob Johnson.
I am saddened by the Wrestlers who have passed on. Dick The Bruiser, The Crusher, Blackjack Mulligan, The Fabulous Ox Baker, Promoter Brad Davis, and so many others.
CPW will continue to bring to the real deal, not Wiki anything.
You, the fans, deserve to know about your Ring Favorites, and CPW will strive to get timely information and lead the Sport when it comes to breaking news.
Not the hype, but as Sgt Joe Friday would say, Just The Facts!
Thank you, and please continue to visit and shre with your friends and family.
Sincerely,
Promoter Bob Brooks.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

WWA's Prince Pullins!!

Yes it's Prince Pullins this week. Talk about a guy who stayed in shape, next to Sailor Art Thomas Prince was there!
Prince worked opening matches, and Mid cards generally, until Dick The bruiser chose him as a tag Team partner against The Blackjacks!
Now, lets get the story straight. Prince trained Princess Jasmine and was not her husband or even boyfriend.
Dick wanted her trained and prince did just that.
Billed from Kingston Jamaica, he actually worked mainly in the AWA and WWA Promotions.
If you watch matches as closely as I do, you will see in a match with Tom Demarco that during the ring announcement by the great Tom Mathis, Referee Paul Mischler (Who used to be a professional Wrestler!) is checking the wrestlers prior to the match. You can see Paul ask Prince how are you ad Prince saying he is doing ok and pats Paul on the shoulders in a friendly gesture.
In my opinion if I can copy off the legendary Sam Menacker, he was a gentleman outside of the ring.
I always felt Prince enjoyed wrestling, exchanging holds, and really just enjoyed the sport.
Oooh, I used that word!
So this week we remember a Prince who brought good clean matches to fans wherever he stepped int the ring.
And speaking of that, he stepped in their with a lot of tough guys, The Blackjacks, Pretty Boy Bobby Heenan, Mitsu Arakawa, and Handsome Jimmy Valiant!!
My sources have Prince passing away in 2006.
The Prince will always be remembered here, at Classic Professional Wrestling!
Photo courtesy of Wrestling Revue.