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.