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!

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!

Monday, June 16, 2014

The Blackjacks and "Prettyboy Bobby Heenan!

The Feared Blackjacks Mulligan and Lanza Managed by "Pretty Boy" Bobby Heenan!
Blackjack Mulligan will make a rare appearance on Classic Professional Wrestling Radio this Fall! Stay tuned here for updates and times!
Blackjack Mulligan, a tough Marine who was at Chi Chi Jima and feared in the Wrestling Ring!

Beautiful Bobby Harmon and The Grand Wizard!

Beautiful Bobby Harmon Managed by The Grand Wizard of Wrestling!
Bobby will be a guest this fall on Classic Professional Wrestling Radio!!
Matches against opponents such as The Worlds Most Dangerous Wrestler Dick The Bruiser and Andre The Giant!!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Te Passing of one of the All Time Great Tag Teams member Joe Turner!

The Intern # 2 Joe Turner has passed away. The Original Intens raveged rings throughout the ulf Coast States and later Central States under Dr Ken Ramey.
With "Chops" and a Mask, Joe teamed with Bill Bowman to become a Mysterious Masked Tag Team who would take the Gulf States Tag Team Championships on four occassions!
Joe was the brother-n-law of Dennis Condery.
The Medics and The Interns drew heat everywhere they went.
Jim, Starr, Billy Garrett, and my good friend Tom Andrews were Interns Managed by another friend of mind, Dr Ken Ramey.
Our sincere condolences and heartfelt symphothy go out to Joes family and freinds from Promoter Bob Brooks and Classic Professional Wrestling.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

The Assassins!

Two of the roughest and most feared Masked Tag teams ever!
Two legitimate tough guys who mowed down opponent's everywhere they went!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Shirley Strimple!

Shirley was a lovely and rough Woman Wrestler. She had opponents like Ella Waldek, Penny Banner, and Mary Jane Mull!
Shirley balanced her beauty and skills in the business.
Married to Roy Mclarity.
Nicknamed the Wrestling Housewife, she was way ahead of her time.
One can only imagine if Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield had not been around, Shirley would have certainly took center stage!
Classic Professional Wrestling remembers Joplin Missouri's
 Very Own!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Little Bruiser!

Little Bruiser looked like his counter part The Worlds Most Dangerous Wrestler Dick The Bruiser! The  WWA Match with DTB, The Crusher, and Little Bruiser vs The Blackjacks and Bobby Heenan was a classic!
Little Bruiser may not have receieved the print that Sky Low Low, and Lord Littlebrooks did, but he was really a tough man and went over big in the WWA.
Little Bruiser died in a car accident in April of 1995, so we here at Classic Professional Wrestling rememember a fan favorite, Little Bruiser!

Monday, March 3, 2014

RIP Billy Robinson!

From Manchestor England!
The British Empire Champion has passed away at age 74.
Reports confirm he passed away in his sleep at his home.
Robinson was a well travelled man from a young age.
Billy could teach you yet never letting his student know everything, like a good Master of any craft or art.
For AWA Wrestlers and fans, Billy's matches with Verne Gagne will stand out, but if you look closely, you can see where he gave 110% whether it was a TV match or house card.
Billy Robinson was know for having quick moves and counters.
At times he was a cobination of Wilbur Snyder, Lou Thesz, Gotch, and yes, Verne Gagne.
In his demonstration with AWA Great Nick Bockwinkel in The Wrestler, Billy spars with Nick and counters moves and a few cheap shots.
Billy spent his latter years training young wrestlers of tommorrow.
Robinson brought science and art to the squared crcle.
He was a Master of holds and fans enjoyed his sportsmanship and long grueling matches.
Thanks Billy for sharing your talents with us.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

RIP Viscera!

Big Daddy V Viscera has passed away at age 43. Reports say he died from a Heart Attack.
I've know V for many years. He always wanted to come in and work my TSW Shows. For some reason we just never made it happen.
He was easy to talk to and our conversations always enjoyable.
You left us to early.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Race Bannon!

Chicago Wrestling Legend Race Bannon is on his way to Classic Professional Wrestling Saturday February 8th 2014!
Pop the popcorn and get a seat belt for that recliner because you will be on he edge of your seat!
This is the show where Professional Wrestlers talk candidly with Chicago Promoter Bob Brooks and you hear the REAL DEAL!
Stay tuned to this page and Dream Elite Radio!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Big Bertha!

Big Bertha was somewhat controversial according to research done by CPW. Some sites have even made the claim that Big Bertha was actually a man.
Fans, please remember that Professional Wrestling was spun off from Carnivals.So freak shows and oddities were a sideshows and Professional Wrestling used many gimmicks to draw fans.
Regardless of criticism and speculation, Classic Professional Wrestling remembers Big Bertha!!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Two rough tough Masked Men of The Mat!
Working in the AWA Southern areas such as Memphis, and the Central States.
They had epic battles with The Fabulous Ones!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

George Scott Passes!

George Scott, known for teaming with his brother Sandy past away today.
Scott was well known in the Mid Atlantic and South. He did make it to Chicago in 1972.
George worked not only as a Professional Wrestling, but behind the scenes after injuries forced him into a early retirement.
George seem to find opposition later in his career, and colliding with new ideas and breaking aay from "Tradional" Professional Wrestling in favor of Sports Entertainment.
Classic Professional Wrestling appreciates and remembers George Scott and his contributions to Professional Wrestling!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Larry Hamilton AKA "The Misouri Mauler".
This week we highlight one of the truely Tough Guys in the business.
Larry was popular in the Carolinas and Virginia.
He broke his brother into the business and teamed with The Great Bolo!
Classic Professional Wrestling Highlights The Missouri Mauler!
Johnnie Mae Young,
a Woman Professional Wrestler has past away!
She was not a Diva, or Cheerleader, nor did she wear gym shoes and cut offs into the ring.
Mae Young was a Professional and proud to be in the business.
While many of us remember her from her ring days, many others remember her from recent WWE and WWF TV work.
As a young wrestler she graced the ring with her beauty, but counted on her talent to get her a three count.
From 1940 on Johnnie Mae Young battled opponents, as well as a business that did not welcome Ladies into a mostly men's business.
Ed "Strangler" Lewis, one of the All Time Greats, trained Young, which tells you she learned how to Wrestle.
The Movie Lipstick and Dynamite gave the public a view of women's wrestling and the uphill battle to compete in a mans world, Young was one the top stars shown.
Johnnie Mae Young, thanks for the ring memories!
You will be remembered on Classic Professional Wrestling!