Thursday, October 13, 2011

Tex McKenzie

Tex McKenzie was a popular wrestler in his day. Tall and lanky, he looked remarkably like the late lawman Pat Garrett (Google some photos of both of them for comparison) when he did his cowboy routine in the ring.

McKenzie, like other cowboy wrestlers, used a bulldog headlock to beat his opponents.

People he feuded with around the country included Bulldog Brower, The Sheik, Crusher Verdue, Eric The Red and Waldo Von Erich.

Aside from wrestling, McKenzie was also a professional photograph. His work was seen in National Geographic and other famed magazines.

Yet as far as I know, for all of his travels, McKenzie only had one match in Arizona during his entire career.

This took place in the early 1970s when The Sheik tried to run Arizona in cooperation with a local businessman.

McKenzie faced Killer Brooks and lost to him.

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