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"Killer" Tor Kamata (1937/03/09 - 2007/07/23)

Tor Kamata passed away on 2007/07/23 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan after a long battle with heart disease.

Kamata was one of the top heels in the old IWE where he was Rusher Kimura's big rival. He then wrestled for All Japan and won the prestigeous PWF Heavyweight Title from Giant Baba in 1978. He had a total of 16 tours in Japan.

He also held various titles in Canada and the U.S. including AWA World Tag ...
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Karl Gotch (1924 - 2007)

Karl Gotch has passed way on July 28th, 2007 in Tampa, Florida. He was a true legend in the sport, especially in Japan where he was known as the guy who trained other legends such as Antonio Inoki, Osamu Kido, Yoshiaki Fujiwara, Satoru Sayama, Akira Maeda, etc., etc.

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Karl Gotch died today (July 28th)...

Karl Gotch died today among his family and closest friends. Karl was ...
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Abe Coleman (1905 - 2007)

Our sport lost what may be the last connection to the Depression Era. Abe Kelmer, better known as Abe Coleman in the world of squared-circle, passed away in Queens, New York at the age of 101. He was said to be the oldest pro-wrestler in the world.

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Rest in peace....
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Fakery In Pro Wrestling ... 1800s and early 1900s

Fake ... Working Through Wrestling's Past is Wrestling Perspective's virtual library of fakery in pro wrestling and it's now being unleashed.

Just like the Wrestling Perspective Legal Project we are excited that Fake ... Working Through Wrestling's Past is a continual work in progress that will grow and expand in the days, months, and years to come.

So check it out ... often!!!
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even more passings...

Even more legends of our great sports have passed since last week:

Rest in Peace.
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"Bad News" Allen Coage (1943 - 2007)

Allen Coage (aka Bad News Allen or Bad News Brown) passed away from a heart attack at 5:30am on 2007/03/06 in Calgary at the age of 63.

Bad News Allen was one of the top foreign stars for New Japan in the early 80s and also had some matches with UWF International in the early 90s.

Rest in peace...
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RIP: Jim Melby and Bob Luce

Recently, we lost two of very famous figure in the history of the sport.

Jim Melby
One of the greatest wrestling journalists/historians. Without people like him, there wouldn't be a site like mine.

Bob Luce
Former Chicago promoter and TV announcer. He was the voice of the Chicago wrestling. To many people, he was the Chicago wrestling. He took over when the long-time promoter Fred Kohler retired in mid-60s and promoted for both Gagne's AWA ...
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Scott "Bam Bam" Bigelow (1961 - 2007)

Bam Bam Bigelow was found dead early this morning in his home in Hudson, FL.

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Ric Flair

How many times has The Nature Boy won a World Heavyweight Title? I always count 22, but WWE refers to him as the 16 time world champion. Why is this?
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Kim Il / Kintaro Ohki (1929 - 2006)

Korea Times wrote:Former pro wrestler Kim Il, who dominated professional wrestling in the 1960s and 1970s, died Thursday afternoon in a hospital in Seoul. He was 77.

An official at the Eulji General Hospital, where Kim had been hospitalized for 10 years, said that the late wrestler, who had been plagued by chronic diseases including complications from diabetes and hypertension, passed away at 12:17 p.m.

According to the hospital, the cause of his death was ...
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