Friday, April 29, 2016

Burt Ringo Still Thrives

There have been a couple wrestlers to take the name of Ringo in wrestling, usually doing a cowboy routine after the alleged gunman, John Ringo from 1880 Arizona.  More recently, enter Burt Ringo of California, who now makes his way to Alaska and wrestles regularly up there.

Alaska ha had a tradition for wrestling, though sporadically run, dating back to the 1900s when Frank Gotch went up that way with a carnival under the name of Frank Kennedy, bilking gullible miners for bets in the old Stay Ten Minutes With the Champ angle.

There is a new group up there holding shows now.  Burt Ringo remains one of their top draws as a high-flying grappler under a mask.

More and more people are finding out about him, as he and some of the others wit the promotion have been drifting down through Canada, into the lower half of the USA. They have made it as far as the southwestern states, where they have received favored reaction from the fans, but have not become regulars as of yet. They have, however, all caught on and Ringo should be back soon.

 Keep an eye out for Burt Ringo as hopefully you will not have to go all the way to Alaska to see him in action. With travels into the southwest  as noted, you all may get your chance.

Ringo has also recently seen matches in the Washington/Oregon area.

We have spoken of him before, but he is worth mentioning again.

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