Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Gerald's Monster

The old Wallace & Ladmo Show in Phoenix featured Mr. Wallace and Ladmo as the "babies" and Gerald as a "heel", in this long-lasting Phoenix kid show.

Gerald  had a monster, a big lumbering thing that was forever attacking Ladmo, while Wallace was oblivious to the same.

There was more to it behind the scenes than most people know.

Wallace, real name Bill Thompson, was a big fen of  wrestling and an occasional announcer at the old Phoenix Madison Square Garden.  He even did boxer vs. wrestler stints against Kangaroo  Karson and one of the Comancheros where he boxed and they wrestled.

Wallace was good friends with Bulldog Don Kent.

Kent was the man behind the mask, playing the monster.

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