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Gary Hart (1942 - 2008)

Gary Hart, 66, passed away yesterday (2008/03/16) afternoon at his home in Euless, TX after returning from an autograph session.

RIP...
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newly found World Junior Heavyweight Title switches

Tim Hornbaker found three additional changes of National Wrestling Association World Junior Heavyweight Title that took place in Toledo, OH:

Research of Toledo, Ohio for 1938 and '39 has turned up three new title switches of the World Junior Heavyweight championship. Bob Kenaston, a well known wrestler and a veteran of the Marine Corps, entered the town billed as Sergeant "George" Kenaston, and it wasn't a newspaper mistake. He was known as George throughout his ...


Olin Line 1916-19

Hi,

I'd like to suggest some changes within this website's history of the Original World Heavyweight Championship first held by Georg Hackenschmidt.

1. The title history should start with Hackenschmidt's win over Tom Jenkins in 1905, not his tournament wins from 1901. Earlier claims are simply other titles. Not only Hackenschmidt has been crowned World Champion in European Tournaments since 1901. There have been a lot of other champions in this time period.

2. Steve ...
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Question Concerning Heart Of America Name Change

Many title histories mention that the NWA Central States territory (and its Championship) was originally known as the "Heart Of America" territory (and Championship). I have been wondering for quite some time exactly when the name change took place. No list is clear.

Thank you.


the first Southern Junior Heavyweight champion

Here's a new find by Tim Hornbaker, author of the great "National Wrestling Alliance: The Untold Story of the Monopoly that Strangled Pro Wrestling" book:

Origins of the Southern Junior Heavyweight Title - 11/1/07

The beginning of this championship has long been in question. If you look at a title history of this particular belt, you will see that it was active in one shape or form for decades - and even today there is ...


"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.

Obit from http://scientificwrestling.com/

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

Karl Gotch died today among his family and closest friends. Karl was ...
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NWA world heavyweight title tournament

The brackets have been announced:

http://www.nwawrestling.com/champ/

To be honest, I don't know many of these wrestlers, but I think the video production is well done (doesn't look too cheap). Sure, NWA isn't what it used to be, but these guys are trying to making the events look very important thru this video clip, and I think they are doing good job at it. Something that major promotions can learn ...
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Abe Coleman (1905 - 2007)

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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.

SLAM! Wrestling coverage

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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