Friday, November 18, 2011

Pistol Pere

Coming from Douglas, Arizona, Pistol Pete (Martinez in Arizona and Marquis in California) was a regular for a time at the Phoenix Madison Square Garden in the early 1970s. Some of the people he faced included Chuck Hondo, Billy Anderson, John Shane and Tony Hernandez.

Arizona served as  a training ground for Pistol Pete more than anything else, for as a younger wrestler new to the game, he was able to perfect his skills, then move onward.

In the late 1970s, he would move to California and get in on the last days of Mike Labell's promotion at the Olympic Auditorium.

After Labell closed, Pete continued for several years working with a number of California promotions. he also teamed for a long while with a huge black wrestler called Buddha Khan,  whom he met while working for Labell. 

He also entered the world of acting,

As of this writing Pete still lives in California and stays in touch with varied wrestlers, friends and fans online,

No comments:

Post a Comment