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  • June 24th is National Cousins' Day Pro-wrestling has long been a family affair and there are almost two mainly family relations within the sport to tally up and list.One specific relationship worth exploring is that of cousins.  There have been so many cousins who have teamed up over the years.  An early example was the the three-man team that was a hit in the Carolinas - Roger Kirby, Dennis Hall and Les Thatcher.  While they were not legitimate cousins, being "The Wrestling Cousins" was their babyface persona.  It has long been an easy way to tie people together and help newcomers get over.  Tony Parisi came into the WWWF as Antonio Pugilese, the cousin of Bruno Sammartino, which allowed heels to get heat on ...
    Posted by Wrestling Scout
  • Pro-wrestlers and aviation disasters Reports of Shane McMahon's helicopter "crash" this week caused quite the media stir.  The incident probably evoked memories of the two plane crashes in 1975 for many pro-wrestling historians and long-time fans.On February 20th, Buddy Colt was piloting an airplane carrying three other pro-wrestlers when bad weather led to its plunging into Tampa Bay.  Colt, the biggest star of three, never wrestled again.  Gary Hart, one of the greatest managers ever, was never able to wrestle and bump as he once had, although he continued to be a player for years.  Dennis McCord, an up-and-coming powerlifter-type, took a long hiatus before coming back as Austin Idol.  The fourth man, Bobby Shane, was ...
    Posted Jul 22, 2017, 5:53 PM by Wrestling Scout
  • Pro-Wrestlers and Murder With the story coming to light to British pro-wrestling legend Jim Breaks being the most likely suspect in the murder of his wife coming just days after the grizzly anniversary of the Chris Benoit murder-suicide and months after the passing of Jimmy Snuka following his own murder trial being tossed out.  Those are two of the most high profile cases, but they are not the only ones. It should be mentioned that there have been pro-wrestling personalities like Toots Mondt, John Tatum and Joel Deaton getting caught up in instances of vehicular manslaughter.  There have also been cases of pro-wrestlers who killed people when they worked as bounty hunters, something David Schultz, Bam Bam Bigelow and ...
    Posted Jul 6, 2017, 7:52 PM by Wrestling Scout
  • Pro-Wrestlers in Deadly Car Accidents July 4th marks an eerie anniversary of several accidents that killed or severely injured a number of pro-wrestlers over the years. In 1988, a group of wrestlers driving in Newfoundland and their van went off a bridge and plunged into a creek.  Reports are they were either avoiding or actual struck a moose.  For those unfamiliar with moose, imagine a cow on stilts, colliding with one can be fatal.  The crash killed Adrian Adonis, Dave "Bearman" McKigney and Pat Kelly.  The driver, Mike Kelly, survived. In 1989, another accident, again involving a moose in the road way caused a non-fatal wreck.  Chris Benoit was hurt, but Jason the Terrible (Karl Moffat) and Davey Boy Smith were seriously injured ...
    Posted Jul 6, 2017, 5:26 PM by Wrestling Scout
  • Canada 150 In honor of the 150th anniversary of Canada on today's Canada Day, I have compiled a list of the 150 greatest Canadian personalities in pro-wrestling history.  Not only their former World champions and memorable performers, but promoters, bookers and managers.They are listed in alphabetical order and only include Canadian-born wrestlers.Abdullah the Butcher Al Tomko Alex Turk Archie "The Stomper" Gouldie Baillargeon Brothers (Adrien, Jean, Lionel, Paul & Tony) Baron Scicluna Bearman David McKigney Beast Big John Quinn Billy Red Lyons Billy Two Rivers Bob Sweetan Bret Hart Bronko LubichBronko NagurskiBruce Hart Bruce Swayze Buddy RobertsBulldog Bob Brown Butcher Vachon Chief Little Wolf Chris Benoit Chris Jericho Christian Corsica Jean Cowboy Frankie Laine Dan ...
    Posted Jul 1, 2017, 7:33 PM by Wrestling Scout
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