Saturday, December 20, 2014

Yahoo Wrestling Groups

One needs a Yahoo email account which is easy to sign up for at in order to join, but once one does there are a number of wrestling groups that might be of interest to fans or historians. Simply go to the group setting on Yahoo and log various key words, such as wrestlers, pro wrestling or the names of any stars and see what pops up.

One word of caution. Some groups that are not monitored well have spammers popping up selling all kinds of unwanted shit, just like you find on Facebook. If you have a good spam filter or simply click off the part that ahs you receiving messages from the group if it becomes too annoying and just visit the group page to view what you wish, the problem is done away with. Otherwise, some of the real exchanges and posts are worth the aggravation. Just believe me.  A lot of good stuff comes out of these groups.  

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Wildman Zim

Wildman Zim (also spelled Zimm in some programs and results) wrestled around the United States for many years as a decent journeyman. Claiming to be from Borneo, he had long hair and tried his best to give off the Wildman image.

Zim had some matches in Arizona during the late 1930s, including some with Harold Murphy, the brother of a one-time area promoter.

Arizona was only one stop for this talented wrestler who always seemed to be on the road from territory to territory.

Of all the states, Zim seemed to love California the most. Upon his death, his ashes were spread over the Pacific Ocean coastline.   

The Murphy Brothers

Not much seems to be recalled about the Murphy Brothers, except they were active in Arizona in the 1930s.

George Murphy functioned as a promoter, running shows in varied parts of Arizona while using Wildman Bill Zim (also spelled Zimm) , Pat Fraley, Buddy O' Brien and more.

George's brother, Harold Murphy worked as a referee and occasionally wrestled as Millionaire Murphy using possibly a Million Dollar Man routine done long before the WWE thought of it.

The Murphys pushed Buddy O' Brien as top heel and may have come to regret such, for he was legitimately suspended a couple of times by the Arizona State Athletic Commission due to his antics and a talent for causing riots. O' Brien never learned and was evidently a heel in real life. He died after an altercation with police.

Of the Murphys, little other info seems to be available, at least  where I have looked.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Meet Dale Pierce .

Meet author Dale Pierce the second Thursday in February at 7 pm for a lecture at the Dover Library in Dover, Ohio.

Health Problems For Kamala

Kamala, The Ugandan Giant, actually born as one James Harris, was once known for his wild feuds with Jerry Lawler in Tennessee and with Hulk Hogan, The Undertaker and more in the  WWF. In recent years, eh has fallen on very hard times, both financially and health-wise.

Sadly, the effects of a diabetic condition have taken their toll. Like Ricky Romero and Russ Barker, he has become a double amputee due to diabetes.

One cannot help but wish him the best and that he may overcome  this adversity as best as possible.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Time Traveler Recovers From Cataract Surgery

Veteran manager and occasional wrestler, The Time Traveler, first beat down diabetes this year and now has conquered cataracts thanks to eye surgery in the fall. The 56 year old made a return to managing in Alliance, Ohio in November.

"This is the first time I have been able to see without glasses clearly since like high school," the  manager said in regard to the process. "Actually wrestling a match is going to be out of the question from now on, but I was long done with that phase of things anyway.  I am still going to manage, both here in Ohio and in Arizona next year. I am not done yet. Far from it."


Death Of Siete Vidas

Mexican wrestler, Siete Vidas, passed away a short time ago after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Siete Vidas was a big draw among lucha libre promotions in Arizona in the 1990s, feuding with The Black Mamba, Time Traveler, Eruption, The Mad Monks and others.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Count Coffin & Mr. Madd

Wanting to come to Arizona soon are Count Coffin & Mr. Madd, a pair of wrestlers who have worked the Midwestern circuits most recently as a set of psychos in the tradition of Abdullah The Butcher & The Sheik.

Okay. Comparing these two to the likes of Abdullah and Sheik may be pressing it.

Still , the two will make a great addition to whatever of the many independent groups in Arizona they might work for.

Mr.. Madd does the eye rolling total basket case routine, where Count Coffin does the talking.

This should go over well in Arizona, which has always loved the nut routine.

The pair have some obligations in West Virginia and Pennsylvania in Fall, but want to escape the Midwestern snows soon to follow.  .

Pedro Gomez & Pepper Morales

In the 1960s, Ernie Muhammad started taking a page from the books of Tony Santos, by using sound alike name son his promotion now and again. He had a Jack Frisco later down the road and a Gene Viniski under a mask.  Granted, he was smart enough to not pull this all the time and burn his bridges with the fans, but sometimes he snuck such ripoffs in.

While Ernie ran a good show overall and lasted for many years, Don Fargo reamed him as a fool in his recent Hard Way book. At times, Ernie did do dumb things and this was one of them.

One of the worst monstrosities when he did do the ripoff was to have a team named Pedro Gomez and Pepe Morales.

The idea was to sound like Pedro Morales and Pepper Gomez, with fans thinking there was a misprint in the adds.

Ernie didn't stop to think when he aired these two on television the fans in the know would realize what was up .

He didn't even have them winning.

I have no idea who these two really were.

They remained in Arizona for a short time, losing in both tag team matches and in ingles competition, barring a rare win.  One must note a very rare win!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ernie did some great things, to be sure. He brought in a lot of top antes as well. Pedro Gomez and Pepper Morales were not two of them.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Death Of Ken Lucas

Ken Lucas died in Augusta after  a lengthy illness.

Lucas started out in Arizona and was a major star there in the 1960s, most notably feuding with Tito Montez, though he faced many others. His last Arizona actions came in the 1980s.

Lucas was likewise a major attraction in the southern states, where he spent many years facing the likes of Jerry Lawler, Eddie Sullivan, Rip Tyler, Cowboy Kelly and others..

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Death Of Jimmy Garcia

Midget wrestler Jimmy Garcia passed away in Arizona at the age of 59 following an extended illness.

Garcia was popular in the 1970s and 1980s, usually wrestling with Mayor Danny/Dirty Danny.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Rudy Laditz

Rudy Laditz was a popular journeyman in the 1940s who traveled about the USA, though he eventually came to be based out of California.

From his California location, it seemed only natural for him to make it to Arizona, which he did in his prime. He was seen at the Phoenix Madison Square garden as well as other venues in  Yuma, Tucson, Douglas, Camp Verde and Flagstaff.

Rudy lost more than he won in the ring, but wa always counted on to give his all.
He later became a booking agent sending younger wrestlers to various promotions for a cut in the action.

Sadly, his name has faded into the history books like so many others and you do not hear much on him any more. .

Friday, July 18, 2014

Dirty Sanchez

You gotta love a guy named after a sexual act in porn films, I suppose, though the name went over the heads of many.

El Matador Tito Santana, he wasn't.

Still, the man did have some creativity.

Working as a Latin Lover type, though there were doubts he was even Hispanic, the man entered this ring in this matador cap and swished about like he thought himself the hottest thing on either side of the border.

At least he was good at working the crowd.

He was a decent heel to be sure, but never made it past the smaller independent groups and like many, evidently became jaded. He packed it in around 2004 or so.

Gossip has excised that he emerged in the Midwest under a new routine and alias, but who knows?

He wasn't anything to set the world on fire, but at least he tried.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

New Book

Referee and writer Tim Hicks has announced a new book via Lateral Press, The Pictorial History of Wrestling In The West for late this year via Lateral Press.

The book will include a number of rare photos of big name and lesser known people from carnival times to the present.

Jim Londos, Legs Lavin, The Great  Balbo, Chris Colt, Billy Anderson, Don Fargo, Tony Hernandez, the Time Traveler, Kurt Von Hess, Mil Mascaras, Jody Arnold, Ray Stevens, Dory Funk Jr., Pedro El Grande, Mike Mazurki, Paavo Katonan, Dizzy Davis, Freddie Gomez, Tito Montez, Luis Martinez, Mike Gordon, John Ringer, Rudy Kay, Wally Plumber, Hans Schnabel, Fritz Schnabel, Cowboy Bob Yuma, Wild Red Berry, Bobby Jaggers, Moose Morowski, Daisey Maye, Paul Harvey, David Rose, Greg Gagne, Nick Bockwinkel, Ben Justice, Igor, Jerry Kozack, Ivan Robert, Ali Pasha, Crusher, Red Bastein, Gorgeous George, Phil Melby, Rainbow, Section 8, Attacullaculla, Smokin Guns, King Milo, Rat Man Garvan, Bill Barker, Jeff Jarrett, Gold Dust, Hank James, Kurt Von Steiger, Ron Dupree, Billy Graham, Jerry Graham, Johnny Legend and Marvin Mercer will be just a few of the many depicted.

Saturday, July 12, 2014


Enigmatic punk rock wrestler, G-Raver , who ahs been making a name for himself in the Midwest, may be looking at Arizona later on, if agreement might be reached about the money.

The uncanny punk rocker has been having a lot of matches in his native Pennsylvania, as well as Ohio and West Virginia. In spite of his wild appearance with his spiked hair, tattoos, huge ear piercing, strange eye contract lenses and such, he is cheered by fans.

We will see if negotiations go through.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The HellBoyz

Meet The Hellboyz, two masked wrestlers making names for themselves across the border from Yuma, Arizona in San Luis Rio Colorado, which has always been a hot bed for pro wrestling.

The Hellboyz were trained by San Luis icon, Mr. Majestyk, a longstanding veteran of the ring wars himself who is now in hsi 50s, yet incredibly still active.

Keep an eye on this pair.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Death Of Freddie Gomez

Freddie Gomez, real name Eliseo Lerma, passed away this June at the age of 79, in Wisconsin, where he had moved to work in the concrete business.

In the 1970s, Gomez was known as a referee and later a wrestler, following a heel turn in which as a ref he shafted Kurt Von Steiger in a title match with Chris Colt. When announcer Pat Malone interfered, this led to a tag team match with Gomez and Colt vs. Malone and Von Steiger. What few people knew was Gomez had actually wrestled before this.

Gomez continued to wrestle in Arizona until the late 1980s before moving to Texas and then to Wisconsin to work in the concrete trade, as noted.

In the 1970s, Freddie has notable feuds with Cowboy Bob Yuma, Nano Ortega, Jeff Hodge  and Benny Mendeblis. For a brief time, he held the Arizona Jr. Heavyweight title.

Though usually a singles wrestler, he also teamed with the late Chuck Karbo on occasion.

Gomez wa known for heavy reliance on foreign objects in his matches. Just like fans knew The Sheik would eventually pull his pencil out of his boot, the Arizona crew knew Gomez would use something illegal in his matches and it was a question of what rather than when.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

The History Of Bullfighting & Lucha Libre In Juarez

Coming in the winter form out of Arizona will be the new book, The Pictorial History Of Bullfighting & Lucha Libre In Juarez, by an Arizona publishing house. Details soon.

Note that many wrestlers from  the Phoenix area also appeared in El Paso or Juarez  over the decades. These include Don Arnold, Tito Montez, Gory Guerrero and Phil Melby. Varied Juarez-based wrestler such as Pancho Pico, Tom Ramirez, Flama Roja, Mustang and  Bronco Lazar were regulars in Phoenix in the 1970s.  Photos of all of these people will be included. Eddie Guerrero appeared in Phoenix for the first time in 1991, long before becoming an international star, as he teamed with CC Starr to take on Sergeant Schultz 1 and 2.

Bullfighters featured will include Fernando Dos Santos, Luis Procuna, Calesero, Andres Blando, Silverio Perez, Eduardo Liceaga, Armillita, David Silveti, Raul Ponce De Leon,  Manolete, Carlos Arruza, Eloy Cavazos, Mariano Ramos, Manolo  Martinez, Rogelio Leduc, David Renk, Jesus Solorzano, Juan Silveti, Arturo Magana, Pepe Luis Vazquez, Antonio Velazquez, Curro Rivera, Adan Lozada, Cagancho and many more, those these names may be meaningless to the wrestling fans.

Other wrestlers profiled include the Funks, Hans Schnabel, El Santo, Blue Demon, Rudy Navarro, Cassandro  El Erotico, Commando Nazi, Toro Bravo, Jay Dillon, Primo Carnera, Konnan, Goliath, Time Traveler,  Fabi Apache, Rey Misterio Jr. and many others.

The majority fo the photos in both categories have never been published before.


Thursday, June 5, 2014

Revised & Expanded MEWL Book Out Now

A revised and expanded book on Ohio's MEWL promotion to cover a host of new faces is out now at

The book also offers profiles of several people seen in Arizona in the past including The Time Traveler, Chris Kole, Section 8, Brutus Beefcake, Greg Valentine, ODB, Jake Roberts and more....

Fargo Book Coming

A book on Don Fargo is coming via Crowbar press later this year. The 80-plus year old Fargo will give firsthand accounts of his long and often uncanny career.

The book will include some material on his various Phoenix stays.

The book will also deal with the shooting death of wrestler Joe Costello, who likewise did some Phoenix matches in the past. Fargo was always a death magnet, so to speak, with people around him getting killed or hurt outside the ring. There was the Costello shooting, which happened in a Tennessee bar.  A fight broke out, with Joe getting the worst of it and Fargo missing disaster as usual . (Costello has been covered on these blogs before if you do a  search, but his death, unlike the killing of Bravo or Nancy Benoit, has slipped through the cracks of history. Fans seldom mention it or him). Then there is the shooting of jack Dillinger, again in a bar, which caused him to lose a leg, while Fargo again made it to safety. Both incidents are to be covered at length.

Other wrestlers making appearance sin the text include Chris Colt, Ron Garfield, Jackie Fargo, Bill Miller, Ricky Romero, the Funks, Don Arnold, Stu Hart, Ruffy Silverstein, Jim Dalton and many more....

Monday, May 26, 2014

Los Mercenarios

Los Mercenarios or The merciless Mercenaries were masked men who worked mainly in Mexico, though they did see action in Arizona and California. Though many thought they were Mexican or Mexican American wrestlers behind the hoods, they were not. In fact beyond the masks they ere not always the same wrestlers.

Billy Anderson, Louie Spicolli  and Tim Patterson were the main three to do the routine, but Ricky Ataki and Stephen de Leon, as well as others also got in on the act when one of  the originals was busy elsewhere.

Los Mercenarios were seen in Arizona a few times when Steve Gator Wolf ran there and also in the Indian reservation areas up north when the same promoter booked the area.

De Leon  and Spicolli  are both dead. Patterson, Anderson and Ataki have all  retired. Unless someone else drags the gear out of moth balls, the routine has ended, but what a time this crew had and what heat they provoked from  the crowds!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Remembering Macho Man Today

A brief blog to pause and remember. It was three years ago today that the great Macho Man Randy Savage passed away from a fatal heart attack while driving.

Need anything else be said?

Sunday, May 18, 2014


Taken directly from the Victor Hugo novel, the Hunchback Of Notre Dame, this Quasimodo was a hump back who made the best out of his overall ugliness and wrestled.

Though he  only made it to Arizona a handful of  times while driving  between Texas and California, his uncanny appearance, as he hobbled about the ring before the matches started, ringing a large bell which often  found its  way into  the bout  later on and dressed in his weird court jester outfit, always brought rounds of laugher mixed with boos.

The hunchback character received a far bigger push in Texas than in other places in the USA, though eh also made it as far as Europe. He proved to be a big draw in England and France.

But one may add his name tot he list of many oddball creations who passed through Arizona.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Medics

The Medics were a top draw throughout the 1960s in the USA and by the 1970s, adapted a manager by the name of Dr. Ken Ramey. As psychotic doctors dressed in white for "general practice" or easy matches and surgical green for "special operations" in the ring, they were perfect heels. People hated this masked pair with an utter passion.

Arizona was not  spared either as they did a brief stint in the area in the 1960s, feuding with Tito Montez and a variety of partners, including Jerry Miller, Pancho Pico and Luis Martinez.

The masked men proved to be masters of tag team wrestling, with distractions, double teaming and underhanded tactics galore. Finally, Tito was able to vanquish them. They returned to their southern home base, while new villains came into  the area to challenge the popular Tito.

Jimmy Valentine

No kin to Greg or Johnny Valentine for real, but Jimmy and Jerry Valentine were a big draw in the deep south in the 1970s. While Jerry stayed put, Jimmy did make a trip to Arizona and his run lasted over a year.

For the most part, he was a fan favorite, though his position on  the card varied from  week to week. At times he was in  an opener and at other times he was in  the main events. Some of the people he faced included Jay Dillon, Bobby Mayne, Chris Colt, Rudy Navarro, Jody Arnold, Ali Bey, Spike Jones  and Ron Dupree.

Then before leaving for God knows where, he made a heel turn, teaming up with Bobby Mayne  to turn on former friends Kurt Von Steiger, Tito Montez, Flama Roja and the like. The tag team was short lived. Mayne stayed in  Arizona and Valentine headed elsewhere.

So much for that.

Monday, May 12, 2014

The Daltons

Arizona had and has a load of cowboy types, good and bad alike. Cowboy Bob Ellis, The Outlaws, Cowboy Claw, Cowboy Bob Yuma, Tex Mc Kenzie, Billy The Kid and more. The Daltons, Jim and Jack (If you look close at Jack you can tell it is Don Fargo) also had a brief stint in Arizona.

While these two rulebreaking cowboys who looked like something from a Roy Rogers film, gained a lot of heat and were pushed heavy in their stay in the early 1960s, even getting a short run with the tag team belts, they did not stay long. They evidently wanted to escape the east for a winter and tried the desert landscape.

In truth, the Daltons were much bigger in the deep south, drawing  well  and again being pushed heavily in the Gulf Coast and Tennessee region. They eventually parted company.

Still, for a brief time,  these two crazed cowboys were a major draw in Arizona. A pity it did not last longer.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Steve Gator Wolf In Trouble

One time Arizona mainstay, Steve Gator Wolf, seen with the AWA, WWF and a host of indie outfits,including shows where he acted as his own promoter, is evidently in big trouble in Colorado, after being arrested for sex with a minor. Details are still sketchy, but this does not look good by any account. We will have to wait and see what happens.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Overdoing It A Bit

Isn't this overdoing it a bit? While most people knowing him loved the man and  others who did not, still respect his  acting and wrestling, long after his death, this one seller on ebay is really stretching things.

The guy is asking $1,300 for this signed photo of Mazurki. While the signature is real, there are other signed items left over by this  man, equally verified as legitimate, going for around $12.00 on the same page.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

The Assassins

The Assassins, Joey Hamilton and Tom Renesto, were a worldwide famous pair of masked men, known for their black and yellow costumes with matching masks. Though some of their biggest pushes came down south, they were also regulars in western states such as Washington, California and Arizona.

Often duplicated, but never surpassed, this pair main-evented everywhere, including shows at the Phoenix Madison Square Garden and other arenas. Hamilton mentioned Arizona in his book a  few years back. He is still alive as of this writing, but his partner passed away several years back. 

Long after this pair left the Arizona circuit, there would be others to come along and use the name of The  Assassin, as singles competitors, including David Gordon, maniac Mike Gorgon, John Ringer and David Mendoza.

No one could ever come close to matching Hamilton and Renesto for  the heat they provoked from  the crowds, their original and crafty ways of cheating or their boisterous interviews.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Sergeant Shultz Back

Sergeant Shultz was a major draw among independents in Arizona in the early 1990s, running his own shows which drew incredibly, in the 1000-2000 at Graham Central Station in Phoenix. He was also big in Mexico as Commando Nazi at the same time. Eddie Guerrero, Mando Guerrero and Louie Spicolli were some of the people who appeared for him.

Shultz is back in action in Phoenix, but not physically in the ring. He has once again gone into promotional efforts of both boxing and wrestling shows.

A Rift Between Bill Anderson & Sting?

Bill Anderson, who along with Red Bastien, trained both The Ultimate Warrior and Sting, among many others, is reportedly truly miffed that both he WWE and Sting himself have rewritten history as to his origin and training.

The whole story has not yet come out yet and seems quite confusing. This is odd as just before his death, The Ultimate Warrior credited Bastien and Anderson for his training on national television.

On recent Facebook entries, Anderson gave long and perhaps justifiably angry rants concerning this and the nature of the wrestling world as a whole.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Death Of The Ultimate Warrior

By now everyone who is a wrestling fan and is not living on the moon, knows of the saddening and unexpected death of The Ultimate Warrior, especially after just finding reunification with the WWE. Some have pointed out that at his speech he did not look well and was almost, in an eerie way, seeming to speak of his own passing just a short time afterward.

So much is said and will be said about him now, there is no point in rehashing any of it.

His memory, as he touched upon in said speech, will live on ....

He was 54.

Dale Pierce Book Signing in Dover, Ohio

Meet Dale Pierce, signing copies of Play Me The Song Of Death, The Garden Will Not Die, Wrestling in Akron and Matadores Latinos at the Dover library in downtown Dover, Ohio, across from the high school. The event is part of a book fest with many other authors, April 19, from 1-4.

The Death Of Jerry Kozak

Longtime professional wrestler, Jerry Kozak, passed away recently. Though known mainly for his work in Texas as a tag team with his brother Nick and as a single, he also mad numerous trips to Arizona in the 1960s and 1970s.

One of his finest Arizona matches came in a scientific struggle with the famed Lou Thesz. Though he was beaten, the match held at the then Travel Lodge Theater (Now Celebrity Theatre) was and is considered a classic.

Others Kozak faced in Arizona included Mack Quarry, the Von Steigers, Chuck Karbo,  Buck Robley, Goliath and Mr. Wrestling (Gordon Nelson)

The Death Of David Rose

Arizona mainstay David Rose has passed away after a lengthy battle with numerous respiratory problems.

Rose first drifted into Arizona in 1975, wrestling under that name, first as a heel and later as a baby. He would also work under a mask as The American and Mr. Wrestling, During his varied runs, he promoted as well as wrestled, holding a number of indy titles. A few years ago, he left Arizona for Kansas, when his health really declined.

Rose was instrumental in helping to train numerous regional wrestlers as well. Some are still active to this date.

Among the varied people Rose had notable feuds with in Arizona were Jody Arnold, Billy Anderson, Paul Harvey, Mr. Southern Comfort, Cowboy Bob Yuma, The Lumberjacks, The Black Mamba,  Maniac Mike Gordon, John Ringer and Special Forces.

His remains were evidently cremated, with the family planning to scatter them someplace in the future..

We Are Back

The reason why there have been so few posts as of late, frankly, was due to my being found with a rampant diabetic condition. My blood sugar in the hospital in early February was a near fatal 700. Now running normal thanks to losing 20 pounds in weight and taking pills.

The blog page is again up and running.

Stay tuned.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Meet Dale Pierce in Barberton, Ohio May 5

Meet Dale Pierce for a lecture on wrestling and book signing in Barberton, Ohio at 5 pm on May 5 at the Barberton Library.


The Death Of Luis Martinez

Sadly, he died in September, with he wrestling world just now finding out. Luis Martinez has passed away after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer.

During the 1960s and 1970s, Martinez was a major draw in Arizona, though he was also a main eventer in the Midwest, Japan and even Africa.

His feuds with The Sheik and Killer Brooks were among the bloodiest ever. These took on a national scope, but were also pairings that drew well in Phoenix, when Luis had his last Arizona run, circa 1973.

During the 1960s, Martinez also had long-lasting feuds with Don Kent and Don Arnold.  He also teamed with Cowboy Bob Ellis on several occasions to take on the  hated Hell's Angels/Comancheros.  Heat against the Comancheros grew so great, that one night after Ellis and Martinez were bloodied badly,  the two villains became the victim of evident fan payback. The Comancheros found every window in their car had been smashed by "parties unknown."

Other people  Luis feuded with around the globe in his long career would  include Chuck Karbo, Bull Curry, Pampero Firpo, The Mongols, Scarpiron Scranton, Hans Schmidt, Dr. Jerry Graham, Bill Miller, Johnny Valentine and many more.

Mae Young Dies

They had her dead before her time, thanks to a rumor on the net. "Dead? Kicks out at 2." This was the slogan with her image that decorated the Facebooks of many after word came down she was still alive.

Too good to be true and just a matter of time.

Less than a  week later, she did pass away and for real this time, at the age of 90.

While never a regular in Arizona, she was seen there during her WWF stint and long before, with a couple of matches at the old Phoenix Madison Square Garden.

Universally, it would be easy to call her one of the greatest female wrestlers of all time.  Usually, she appeared in the role of heel.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Death Of Polo Pardo

California-based referee, Polo Pardo, is another of many from the western Indy circuits who recently passed away without much hoopla.

Polo was predominant among referees in the Los Angeles area in the 1990s, but also made it to Arizona.

No other  info  available.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Death Of Thrashmaster

Thrashmaster, a towering powerhouse of a wrestler active mainly in California, but sometimes seen in Arizona, has passed away with little data made available to the general public or to the wrestling world.

Thrashmaster received his biggest push in the Los Angeles area in the early  1990s for varied independent groups.

Death Of Sheik Abdul

John Roberts, known for his work as a manager under a mask as Sheik Abdul, working with one Sheik Ali in the 1990s, has passed away. Details are not available.

The bilk of this man's career was spent in California for the defunct AIWA promotion in the Los Angeles suburbs and for lucha promotions along the border.

Sheik Ali and Sheik Abdul were seen in Tucson in 1997for Ron Sutherland's promotion.