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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.

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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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TNA dropping the NWA titles?

from tnawrestlingnews.com:

Mike Johnson is reporting that TNA will be losing the rights to the NWA name and the NWA titles in the next several months. TNA has plans to introduce their own set of World and Tag Team titles very soon. One scenario being discussed would see Samoa Joe win the NWA title and then toss it down saying he's the TNA champion instead much like Shane Douglas did in ECW back in 1995. ...
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major findings for World Junior Heavyweight Title

Additional information for the World Junior Heavyweight Title
  • Danny McShain and Red Berry had a quick exchanges in Texas in 1952/11.
  • The date Ed Francis won the title from Baron Michele Leone in Tulsa, OK was 1955/04/11.

Thanks to CW Hall of WrestlingMemories.com.


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.

RIP...
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Heywood Allen, just a figurehead

As you see on my website, Heywood Allen was listed by a Waterloo paper as the president for the pre-1948 National Wrestling Alliance.

However, Tim Hornbaker, whose NWA book has recently been released, reported to me yesterday that he couldn't find any connection between Pinkie George's Iowa-based "National Wrestling Alliance" and Heywood Allen, a Louisville promoter from 1940s.

Instead, Allen mainly booked the guys from Tom Packs of St. Louis including National Wrestling Association champions ...
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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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