Friday, November 29, 2013

Sad Loss of Joyce Farhat!

I Like To Hurt People! Detroits Big Time Wrestling! The Original Sheik! Captain Ed George!
Amongst all that, a smiling face will always standout
as bubbly and sincere, that of Joyce Farhat.
The Wife of The Original Sheik, and mother of Captain Ed George, Joyce had her work cut out for her.
She has a short role in I Like To Her People, but was always and will always be remembered for her sincere role.
Imagine being in Joyces shoes for a moment.
How does she respond when asked, what does your husband do?
Or have fans throwing objects and trying to hurt him, and maybe try to follow him home after a brutal match with a fan favorite.
The Sheik,one of the toughest, Captain Ed George, a tough guy to reckon with, but maybe we overlooked the toughest, in Joyce Farhat??
We mourn her loss, but we can celebrate her life, and if the movie had to change its name,
maybe it would be She never Liked to Hurt People!
The Farhat family would love to celebrate Joyce's amazing life with you at a visitation (Gorseline-Runcimen Funeral Home, 205 E Middle St, Williamston) on this THURSDAY 2 TO 4 THEN 6 TO 8 (rosary at 7 p.m.)

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Mad Dog Vachon One of the Real Tough Guys Dead at 84!

Sad news in the World of Professional Wrestling as Maurice Mad Dog Vachon has passed away at the age of 84.
Although Billed from Algeria, Canada was home and along with Paul "The Butcher" Vachon, formed one of themostmemoible Tag Teams in history.
They had bloody Championship matches with Dick The Bruiser and The Crusher.
Butcher told Promoter Bob Brooks live on CPW that Mad Dog and he knew that it would be an all out fight for their lives when these four had a match.
Always known for being a real tough man, Maurice was also funny, witty, and resrved when time was less hectic.
Maurice brought us a lifetime of memories for which we need to be grateful!!
To my good friends Paul and Dee, words are never enough at this time.
My symphathy and condolences to all of you.
As always, at CPW, we remember!
Maurice Mad Dog Vachon at the Mic, with Paul The Butcher Vachon and of course Legendary Marty Oneil!

Friday, October 18, 2013

It.s Masked Men of The Mat Month in October!
Managed by Don Carson, The Grapplers!
Two guys you wouldn't want to cross in the ring or out!
Two of The All Time Greats The Fabulous Kan
garoos and Manager Great "Wild" Red Berry!
These guys were the real deal!
Tough as nails, they Wrestled in hard fought matches in Chicago and really around the world.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

October is Masked Wrestlers Month and these are two more of our favorites!
The Medics!! They would be bad for your health if you were their oponants!
From 1968 on the Medics were after the Tag Team Championship. Using power and some great Tag Team Starategies, this tag team was not about to let any other Tag Teams get in their way!
Classic Professional Wrestling highlights The Medics!!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Dr. Ken Ramey and The Interns!

One of the greatest Masked Tag Teams to ever hit the Central States! These guys were tough!
Dr. Ken Ramey put this team together but got more than he ever expected! The fans were out of ontrol wherever The Interns would appear!
Dr. Ken Ramey is an avid Bowler and has a tournement in hone at the Cauliflower Alley Club Annual Reunions!
Promoter Bob Brooks and Classic Professional Wrestling higlights some good friends!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Cousin Luke from Hillbilly Jims Clan passed away September 29th. Gene Petit. The days of Hillbilly Jim and Cousin Luke gave a downhome side to the WWF. The Hillbillies provided some humor while doing what they need to in the ring.

Friday, September 27, 2013

The Late Princess Jasmine was a fantastic woman both in and out of the ring. She could WRESTLE and knew the ring!
First spotted by The World's Most Dangerous Wrestler Dick The Bruiser, Prince Pullins trained her and the rest is history.
The WWA Women Wrestlers included Ms. Bunny Love, Sharon Lass,TSW Champion Misty Dawn, and the rough,
tough Judy Starfire!
TSW and Classic Professional Wrestling Promoter Bob Brooks remembers Princess Jasmine!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Angelo Savoldi Passes!

Angelo Savoldi held a Title, not the one most would think of, but of being the oldest living Professional Wrestler!
Some will call it Pioneer Days, Golden Era, and Modern, an Angelo was there for all of them.
He won't just be added to the list, he will top the list.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Sharon Lee Moran and Jamm Chicago!

My favorite Sista with Soul, Sharon Lee Moran! Check her out on Jamm Chicago WYAM!!
Do I need any other reason to be in Chicago????
Lars Anderson AKA Larry Heineime teamed with "Beautiful" Buddy Wolff to form a tough Tag Team in the AWA!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

One of the All Time Great WWA Stars, Sailor Art Thomas!
From Madison Wisconsin one of the nice guys and gentleman in the business!
From the Merchant Marines to the ring, Thomas gave his all.
Art was a powerhouse who enjoyed working out.
We lost Sailor
Art Thomas in 2003, but he'll always be remembered on Classic Professional Wrestling!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Cosmic Commander Passes Away:

The Cosmic Commander of Wrestling and Band Antiseen has passed away after a tragic motorcycle accident.
His was outragous and different, yet giving his all to what he loved.
Thanks to Evan Ginsburg for his contribution to this article.

TSW Women's Champion!

Misty Dawn, TSW Women's Champion under Promoter Bob Brooks in Chicago and Indiana!
Misty had rough and tough opponents, but none tougher than Judy Starfire!
These were not Diva and Cheerleader matches, these women knew holds and applied them, giving 110% to TSW!
The fans loved these classic matches that were unfolding in front of their eyes!

Classic Professional Wrestling Womens Champion Misty Dawn!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Race Bannon, trained by Bob Saber known for his heart and desire to succeed in the business.
 Wrestling with stars like Gino Hernandez, Leaping Lanny Poffo, and Maniac Matt Borne.
 Classic Professional Wrestling and Promoter Bob Brooks spotlight Chicago's Very Own Race Bannon!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Wrestling Legends!

"The Clawmaster" Baron Von Raschke, Olympic Strongman Ken Patera, 8Time NWA Heavyweight Champion of The World "Handsome" Harley Race, WWWF Great Rocky Johnson will be at the GCS Ballpark Friday August 9th at the Wrestling Legends!
The AWA,NWA, WWWF and WWE fans will have a chance to meet and get autographs from these mat greats tonight!
On Aug. 9, Jerry "The King" Lawler will throw out the ceremonial first pitch for the Grizzlies' series finale against the Rockford Aviators at 7:05 p.m. Joining the Lawler will be some of pro wrestling's all-time greats: "Handsome" Harley Race, Baron Von Raschke, Ken Patera, Rocky Johnson (the father of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, and announcer and author and famed ring announcer Larry Matysik. They will be available for autographs during and after the game in the GCS Ballpark VIP party suites.

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Oregon's Own Dutch Savage passes away!

Oregon legend Dutch Savage passes away

Dutch Savage,
an Oregon Favorite passed away at the age of 78.
I spoke to Dutch a few months back, and he shared not only Professional Wrestling moments, but his faith and how strongly he felt about the lord.
Dutch would not do interviews or book anything on his Sunday. He told me that was reserved for the lords day of rest.
I personally had mixed emotions talking with him.
He could be salty, he could be friendly, and he could say what was on his mind.
Each time we talked, you never new which level he would be at.
After some thought, I realized, he was just being himself, no pretense, no attitude, just as he was in his career in the ring, he was being 100% Dutch Savage.
He will be missed, but always remembered by his fans and Classic Professional Wrestling!!

Friday, August 2, 2013

AWA Star Bill Crouch!

AWA Star Bill Crouch who worked in AWA Arenas, has been in Theatre and Films.
Bill is seen in the 1974 movie The Wrestler, with Ed Asner, Elaine Giftoes, Dick The Bruiser, The Crusher, Verne Gagne, and so many more AWA Greats.
I talked with Bill and he has been enjoying life away from the ring, but is happy to be remembered by fans in the Midwest.

Bill wrestled in the Chicago International Amphitheatre in the 70's.
He was always willing to sign autographs.
Bill could wrestle and always gave his all in the ring and in Theatre.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

RIP Gary Lawler

Classic Professional Wrestling has lost a friend in Gary "Chuck" Lawler.
Lawler wrestled for me in illinois and would rent his ring to vaious Promotions.
Gary Lawler wrestled for Tri State Wrestling, WWA, and varius Illinois promoters.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Legends coming to Sauget Illinois near St' Louis! August 9th & 10th.

This is your chance to meet such Mat greats as WWE and Memphis Great Jerry "The King" Lawler!
WWWF and AKA The Rocks Father Rocky Johnson!
8 X NWA Heavyweight Champion of the World Harley Race!
and!!! One of the All Time Greats in Professional Wrestling!!!
From Stuttgart Germany at 288 lbs he is The One, The Only, The Clawmaster! Baron Von Raschke!!
As if thats not enough,
The BBM, Ballistic Brent Meyers storms into the Gateway Grizzlies Stadium in Sauget Illinois!
Conveniently located at I-255 and Mousette Lane, the venue will host the legends spectacular!
Promoter Herb Simmons who made it possible for me, Promoter Bob Brooks to promote all the great cards in the Midwest during the 1980's brings you a Legends Event you just can't miss!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Over 5000 pageviews!!!!
Promoter Bob Brooks and Classic Professional Wrestling thank all of our followers for viewing and listening to our show!
Classic Professional Wrestling will return to the airwaves as Fall 2013 approaches with Mat Greats of the Golden Era, referees, ring announces, timekeepers, Promoters and all of those involved in the greatest era of Professional Wrestling!
We remember the greats such as "The Worlds Most Dangerous Wrestler" Dick The Bruiser! The Wrestler who made Milwaukee famous" The Crusher! AWA Heavyweight Champion of The World Verne Gagne! NWA Great Walter Palmer, Masked Greats such The Assassains, The Medics, The Interns, The Infernoes, and more.
Women's greats such as June Beyer, Kathryn Elkins, Princess Jasmin and many more...
The Midgets!
So please continue to visit us and we will bring you breaking news, Cauliflower Alley Club updates, and listen to Classic Professional Wrestling this Fall!!!
Thank you!!!
PS: Special Thanks to Ms. Melissa "The Queen of the ring!"

Monday, June 24, 2013

Loss Of Jackie Fargo!

Reports have been overwhelming of the passing of Memphis Professional Wrestler "The
Fabulous One" Jackie Fargo.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Big Time Wrestling fans at the Cobo Arena remember the classic battles between "Bulldog" Don Kent and this man, "Captain" Ed George!! Managed by "Crybaby" George Cannon, the Captain took on greats like The Assassin!
Of course true Professional Wrestling fans still watch I Like To Hurt People in which Captain Ed George gave an up close and personal account of "The Other Side" of Professional Wrestling, his family and personal life!
Today The Captain is Promoting shows on a regular basis in the Jackson and Marshall Michigan areas. The AWWL!
Get your tickets early and stop and say hello to "Captain" Ed George and he will always share memories of the Big Time Wrestling days!
Tell him Classic Professional Wrestling sent you!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Happy Birthday to a good friend and WWA Manager Great "Handsome" Johnny Starr!!
Johnny managed The Fabulous Ox Baker!!
A WWA Manager great, Johnny managed in the WWA Indianapolis, Hammond, Chicago arenas after "Pretty Boy" Bobby Heenan and Mark Manson.
A natural on the mic and ring prowess that brought in fans wherever he went.
Today Johnny is a Minister in Noblesville Indiana and serves the lord.
Happy Birthday my friend!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

The One and Only Ox Baker!!!!

Two AWA and WWA Mat Greats! "Handsome" Johnny Starr the Mastermind behind one of most powerful Wrestlers to ever enter the squared circle, Ox Baker!
I just spoke to Ox and he assures me he is doing fine, and has a new cooking special and book coming out this year! Ox will be in North Carolina this August and Classic Professional Wrestling will bring you that info as we get into summer.
Stay with CPW and Promoter Bob Brooks for the real news from Golden Era Greats of the Mat!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Great Minds!

What could they be thinking? Hey, GLOW Sunny got together with Promoter Bob Brooks to share her smile!
GLOW Sunny brightens any event with her smile and CAC 2013 Las Vegas was no exception!
We enjoyed watching Casino Royale live matches at the Gold Coast Hotel.

Good food, good friends, has to be CAC 2013!

In Professional Wrestling, when Promoters, Wrestlers, Referees Photographers and Tmekeepers get together in agreement, it's time for good food and friends.
At the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino, in Las Vegas, Promoter Bob Brooks, Ballistic Brent Myers, Chicago Wrestling StarTrevor Blanchard, Brian Allen,Photographer and Son N Law of The Worlds Most Dangerous Wrestler Dick The Bruiser, Scott Romer, and of course my counterpart and longtime friend of CPW Brian Shenk.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

What a treat! Canadian Mat Great and AWA Star Fred "Puppy Dog" Peloquin was at CAC! the "Puppy Dog" minus the Bushy Sideburns shared so many great Mat Memories about the AWA!
I have to say it was like going to school and listening to a Professor when Fred shared his knowledge of Professional Wrestling Wrestling with me.
Wrestling Mat Legends like The Crusher and Vern Gagne, The Vachons and so many more.
Fred is very proud to be from Canada and enjoys being retired, but makes sure he watches Professional Wrestling on TV every week with his buddies.
Thanks "Puppy Dog" for the many matches and for being a mentor to me.
From GLOW, Gorgious Ladies of Wrestling, the one and only GLOW Sunny, heard on Classic Professional Wrestling Radio, poses with her friend and favorite Promoter Bob Brooks during the Casino Royale!
Sunny took time out to greet fans and signed autographs for her GLOW fans.
Now Scott Romer knows why I was late to the dinner meeting! Ha!
As promised! Promoter Bob Brooks brings you the 2013 CAC updates from Las Vegas!
What a time and where do I start? AWA Heavyweight Champion Nick Bockwinkle!
Well, so many Mat Greats graced the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino.
The Interns/The Medics, NWA Great Bob Giegel, and "Puppy Dog" Peloquin!!
Lets see who is really a Professional Wrestling fan and remembers all 3?
Longtime friends Jake "The Snake" Roberts and I enjoyed watching Promoter Billy Blades live Casino Royale with a huge 55 Man event starring Ballistic Brent Myers Rock Riddle, who by the way was not happy being eliminated!.
Mick Foley was  a guest speaker to honor "Paul Bearer" AKA Bill Moody who passed away recently and was to be honored at CAC 2013.
My friend Ivan "The Russian Bear" Koloff recieved a prestigous award, and shared some great memories.
"Handsome" Jimmy Valiant AKA The Boogie Woogie Man, a longtime friend of Promoter Bob Brooks had a great time and shared alot of ring Memories!Remembering Bob Luce and Dick The Bruiser, AWA & WWA era.
Sandy Partlow was honored and what a lovely Woman Wrestler she was and looks fantastic today!
Greg "The Hammer Valentine made his presence known especially during the Dr Ken Ramey Bowling tournement.
Another longtime friend "Gangrell" was in the house lurking about.
Scott Romer was photographing the entire reunion with quality shots of ring action and just plain memories. All I can say is hope you support CAC and come out in 2014!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

CAC We'll See YOU there!

Promoter Bob Brooks will be in Las Vegas for the 2013 Cauliflower Alley Club Reunion next week!
Wow! So many of the greats like Paul" The Butcher" Vachon, Dr. X, The Russian Bear Ivan Koloff and of course The Interns!
The AWA Heavyweight Champion of The World Nick Bockwinkle (CAC President) will be there!
Our good freind Joe Mauriello (Timekeeper) and Law Enforcement Guru will be putting together a spectacular bowling challenge so sign up early!
The lovely GLOW Ladies are certain to be there making the Gold Coast Hotel a great place to be!
If you like Professional Wrestling, don't just remember those greats, come on out and meet them and get memoribilia, books, and photos by Professional Wrestling Photographer Great Scott Romer!!!
I'll see you there!!!
April 15th-17th!!!!!
Don't miss it!

The Interns and Doctor Ken Ramey!!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

WWA Manager Great Mark Manson!

From Height-Ashbury District San Fransisco WWA Manager Great Mark Manson!
Manson managed The Graduates (Angelo Poffo & Kenny Dillinger)!
Mark Manson appeared on Bob Luce Wrestling on Channel 44 WSNS-TV in Chicago.
One of the best shows had Mark threatening to use his "Voo Doo" Cane as a weapon against opponents who usually met his Book of Knowledge head on as well.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The Texas Eagle AKA Jorge Vasquez has passed away in Chicago at age 48.
The Texas Eagle was well known to chicago Professional Wrestling fans as well as Promoters and Wrestlers.
Promoter Bob Brooks as well as many other notable Luche Libre and Professional Wrestling stars attended the services to pay their respects to his wonderful family.
Promoter Bob Brooks and Ballistic Brent Myers have lost a good friend and he will be missed.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

CPW returns in February!!

To all of our loyal listeners don't fret!!
Classic Professional Wrestling will return in February with a line-up of guests from the Golden Days of Professional Wrestling!
Promoter Bob Brooks looks forward to meeting with you April 15th-17th at the Cauliflower Alley Club Reunion in Las Vegas NV!!!
If you are not a CAC member, it's easy to join and you will be a part of a great organization, as well as recieving your own copy of The Ear! That's right! The Official Newsletter of The CAC!
Jammed packed with photos and news from the greats who made their way to ring every night to bring mat action everywhere they went!
So check here daily, and check out CPW on facebook!
Thanks for listening to the show that knows the greats, and they respect Promoter Bob Brooks as he interviews these stars every week on

Thursday, January 10, 2013

A Parts Unknown Weekend!

The Mysterious Masked Men of The Mat!
Assassin # 1 joins Promoter Bob Brooks for a
a look back at Masked Greats such as The Assassins # 1 & # 2, The Infernoes Managed by JC Dykes! The Friars 1 & 2! Mr. Wrestling 1 & 2!
Dr. X! The Destroyer!
Call in 805-830-8338!