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Stampede Wrestling (1961)

3. 16/03/1961: Gorilla Monsoon vs. Bob Ruhl. 10-min time limit challenge. Rated 1/10


This one features another long-serving WWE guy, Gorilla is in fact known by his previous ring name ‘Gino Marella’ in this, scrappy match from Stampede Wrestling. 128 more words

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My open letter to Bruno Sammartino after hearing of his death at 82

Pro wrestling great “The Livng Legend” Bruno Sammartino died on April 18, 2018. He influenced generations of wrestlers and fans during his career and in retirement, and he carried himself with grace even during difficult situations. 859 more words

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Anton Geesink vs Gorilla Monsoon-AJPW Judo Jacket Match 13.6.1974.

The first ever Openweight Judo Olympic Champion faces off against Gorilla Monsoon in a special “judo jacket” rules match. In practice this essentially means they have to wear a judogi and pins last 20 seconds instead of 3, otherwise it’s the standard 2/3 falls formula of the times. 116 more words


Put Up Your Dukes: The Great 'Duke of Dorchester' Pete Doherty

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There are few jobbers quite as iconic as Pete ‘The Duck of Dorchester’ Doherty who boasted a win/loss ration like no other – heavily skewered, however, in the favour of loses… Today we look at his legendary streak at the time that Curt Hawkins is on one similar. 950 more words



On March 27th 1988, Don’t Turn Around by Aswad was number one in the UK (huh huh… ass wad), Man in the Mirror by Michael Jackson was number one in the USA (huh huh… jacks on) and the number one movie at the box office was Biloxi Blues which I have legitimately never even heard of, but that’s not surprising, because nobody was at the movies that day, everyone was at home watching Wrestlefuckingmania. 314 more words

Inktober Day 19

Old School Wrestling Week begins with the greatest broadcast duo of all time!


This Day In History (October 6th): Gorilla Monsoon Passes Away

On this day in professional wrestling history (October 6th, 1999), Robert James “Gino” Marella, best known to the wrestling world as Gorilla Monsoon, died of heart failure brought on by complications brought on by diabetes in his home in Willingboro Township, New Jersey. 949 more words

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