Friday, August 28, 2015

Don Greene! 1/2 of The Greene Brothers!

In 2014 we lost Don Greene.
Don worked in the South under Nick Gulas. Teaming up with "Brother" Al Greene as The Greene Brothers and late as The Heavenly Bodies.
Don worked for the NWA throughout Georgia and with Al formed a rough tag team, defeating The Interns and The Garvins.
Don owned a Appliance Store in Nashville TN and worked for the Metro Sheriffs Department.
In his personal life Don was the Deacon of his church for many years and known as a nice man to so man who knew him.
At Classic Professional Wrestling we remember Don Greene!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Ravishing Race Bannon!!

Chicago's Very Own "Ravishing" Race Bannon
 a 70's Mat Great in Chicago donned his tights and boots to take on opponents like the late Olympic Great Chris Taylor.
Teaming up with Tom Demarco, Race went up against the 500 lb Taylor in a handicap match.
Although enjoying an easier life outside of the ring. Race

 spends most of his time in the Great Northwest.
 took on all comers and with beautiful ring attire is certainly remembered here at Classic Professional Wrestling as Chicago's Very Own!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Roddy Piper! Olympic Auditorium Days!

We lost yet another May Star. I want to give a different view of Piper rather than WWF Era.
Roddy Piper during the Mid Seventies Wrestled in Luche Libra at the Olypic Auditorium.
In Chicago, Lucha Libra was on Channel 26 WCIU TV. The announcers would speak Spanish announcing matches with Stars like Black Gordman and Goliath, yet a young American Star was making noise and building a road to fame.
Piper was bizzare to some, a little "Off", yet fans could relate to him.
He stood up to so called tough guys and educated them on being streetwise.
Afterall, to wear a Kilt into the ring took someone a little off and tough!
Rather than Pipers Pit, I know I'll always remember Piper being introduced by The Great Jimmy Lennon Sr at The Olympic Auditorium.
Not many things come with a Guarantee but if you were a fan, you could be guaranteed  that you never knew what to expect from him.
Piper always gave his best and the fans appreciated it.
We'll say goodbye to this ring veteran, but he will not be forgotten on CPW