Tuesday, January 31, 2017

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Pay Tony Altimore A Visit

Give the late wrestler and WWF bookinh agent a visit of you are back eastward. Ho call on the late Tony Altimore.

   Tony Altimore (real name Tony Altomore) served as half of The Sicilians tag team with Lou Albano and while using this routine, reportedly received a visit from the real mafia when doing the act in Chicago, where they were asked to tone down their antics. After his retirement, Altimore worked for a number of years with the WWF offices. He died in 2003.  His grave may be found within the Spring Grove Cemetery in Darien, Connecticut.  

More information on Altimore and other deceased wrestlers may be found in the book, The Last Bell Call. Orders at http://www.lulu.com/content/8183756 .

John Cosper Plans New Book

John Cosper, on the verge of his books on Lord Carlton and Blue Grass Brawlers, is preparing, reportedly, a new book on Lexington wrestling .

Keep in mind many wretslers over the decades who appeared here also appeared in Arizona such as Hans Schnabel, Randy Savage, Lanny Poffo, Jerry Lawler, Eddie Sullivan, Rip Tyler, Dick Dunn, Len Rossi and many more.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Last Bell Call To Be Sold At Shows

Dale Pierce's The Last Bell Call, a grim but fascinating directory of death in pro wrestling, will be available shortly at several merchandise tables at shows in Arizona, California, Oregon and Washington. The book may also be ordered at http://www.lulu.com/content/8183756

The book includes profiles and burial or cremation/ash scattering data on many deceased wrestlers, fmaous and not so famous.

Stephen De Leon, Buddy Rogers, Thesz, Carnera, Angelo Poffo, Gorgeous George, Londos, Gorilla Monsoon, Mike Awesome, Moolah, Bobo Brazil, Sheik, Ron Dupree, Don Arnold, Eddie Lope, Narry NBernsten, Eddie Sullivan, the Grahams, Luna, Andre, Savage, Wahoo McDaniel, Igor, Wild Man Zimm, Haans Schnabel, Santo, Blue Demon, Los Toros 1 and 2, Mike Hordon, Eddie Sullivan, Rip Tyler, Eddie Gilbert, Jack Brisco,The  Lumberjack, Tito Montez, Logger Larson, Eddie Guerrero, Chuck Karbo,  Art Barr, the Von Erichs, Ricky Romero, Bobby Pico and many, many more are included.  

Bambi Hall

Meet Bambi Hall ,a fresh and rising star from out of Canada, making a name for herself in the western USA as of this writing, with even more promising results to go.

Hall comes from Canada, where she was trained by Michelle (Mark) Starr, a name well recognized in the California/Arizona feom years gone by. Starr, himself, was curiously trained by Arizona. mainstay Billy Anderson.

Keep an eye on this girl as she is making the rounds among promotions and becoming a big draw among the independents.

In February she is booked for a set of matches in Bremerton and other Washington towns, with several more US bookings in varied states being looked into. She is also very active in her native Canada.

Rex KIng Dies

Veteran wrestler Rex King passed away a few weeks ago after a long illness.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Jimmy Snuka Dies

Jimmy Snuka has passed away dein cancer at the age of 73.

 Over the years, Snuka had notable feuds with Bob Backlund, Roddy Piper and others. He was especially known for a high flying finisher off the top rope.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Milkman In Poor Health

Jake The Milkman, who was seen on televised tape and when Gagne tried his failed bids at doing shows in Az many years ago, is said to be very sick. The people of this blog wish him a fast recovery.

The Milkman was a "carpenter" for the AWA, specializing in creative ways to lsoe and make his opponent look good, hence "building his opponent" up.