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RIP - Verne Gagne (1926 - 2015)

Verne Gagne, who needs no introduction, passed away today at the age of 89.

Cauliflower Alley Club announcement

SLAM! Wrestling article

RIP....
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Texas Six-Man TTC: (Texas All-Star Wrestling)

Just finished watching some Texas All-Star Wrestling on Daily Motion, and the finals of the Texas Six-Man Tag Team Championship (that's what Steve Stack referred to it as) took place on January 12, 1986 in San Antonio, TX. It was said to be a 7 team tournament, with the finals having Elijah Akeem, Kareem Muhammed and Kamala defeating Big Bubba, One Man Gang and Mark Youngblood.


Negro Titles

During the segregation era, there were many negro/colored titles in the US. Here are some of those which are not listed on Wrestling-Titles.com:

United States Negro Heavyweight Title
Luther Lindsay 1966/04/19<
* Billed as champion in North Carolina and Virginia; still/again champion as of 70/09/12 and 71/10/29.

United States/American Negro Women's Title
Marva Scott 1968/05/18<
* Also billed as World Title; still/again recognized as of 70/02/10.

Negro Junior Heavyweight Title
Buddy Jackson 1947/10/09<
* Billed ...
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European Heavyweight Title 1948

Zurich (CH) Hallenstadion - 29.01.1948

Management: Armand Crausaz /
Verband Schweizerischer Berufsringer
(VSB; Fédération francaise de Lutte FFL)

- Freestyle; audience: between 4000 and 5000

Paul Berger def. Casi (Italy)
Petroff (Bulgaria) def. (DQ) Manuel Saludes (Italy)
Herland (France) def. Jean Jourlin

Yvar „Jan“ Martinson (c) def. Herbert Audersch
- Match for the European Heavyweight Title


> The newspapers wrote Martinson defeated European Champion Henri Deglane on 05.01.1948 in Paris. Gottfried Grüneisen challenged him for ...
Read more : European Heavyweight Title 1948 | Views : 314 | Replies : 1 | Forum : Europe


Official Forum

National Wrestling Alliance now has an official forum.
Read more : Official Forum | Views : 280 | Replies : 0 | Forum : National Wrestling Association/Alliance


RIP - Bob Geigel

SLAM! Wrestling is reporting that Bob Geigel has passed away today at the age of 90.

Geigel was a former pro-wrestler, logtime Kansas City promoter, and mulitple time NWA president.

SLAM! Wrestling article

Cauliflower Alley Club announcement

RIP....
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Official National Wrestling Association champions

Here are the list sof the official NWA champs recognized at its annual meetings.
1931/10/01 St. Lous, MO
Heavyweight: Jim Londos
Lt. Heavyweight: Hugh Nichols
Middleweight: Gus Kallio
Welterweight: Jack Reynolds

1932/09/21 Baltimore, MD
Heavyweight: Jim Londos
Lt. Heavyweight: Hugh Nichols
Middleweight: Gus Kallio
Welterweight: Jack Reynolds

1933/09/20 Minneapolis, MN
Heavyweight: Jim Londos
Lt. Heavyweight: Hugh Nichols
Middleweight: Gus Kallio
Welterweight: Jack Reynolds

1934/09/17 Toronto, ON
Heavyweight: Jim Londos
Lt. Heavyweight: Leroy McGuirk
Middleweight: Gus ...


RIP - clawmaster

I was away for the weekend and just got back. The first thing I read on the internet was a shocking news.

As many of you probably know by now, Jim "clawmaster" Zordiani passed away on late Friday evening or early Saturday.

SLAM! Wrestling article

I can't find words to describe how thankful I am for his contributions to not only my websites but also researches and preservation of the history of pro-wrestling in general. ...
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Texas All-Star USA junior heavyweight title 85-86

Hi,

Was wondering if someone has the title lineage for the USA Jr Title, that was held by Ric McCord, Dale Veasey, and Al Gavigan, during the summer of 85 into 1986.

I no longer have my wrestling title history book, and can't remember the dates of the title changes.

Thanks!


India & Pakistan

To be honest, I haven't been able to find much information on these countries in terms of championships, but I added a section anyway. Click here.
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