Thursday, April 6, 2017

You might think once you are retired, there is nothing to do but there are plenty of things.  Sorting out over 20+ years of photos, magazines, films (yea 8mm and Super 8 that I haven't even started on) does take its toll.  I scanned most of my wrestling magazines, still a bunch to do, and hopefully looking for someone to purchase all the magazines eventually.  I have a partial list so if anyone is interested please let me know and I can send you the list.  

Also I guess it is poster time.  Here are some of my posters that I collected over the years.  

In Cobourg, Ontario on Thursday June 17, 1971.
 In Newmarket, Ontario on Saturday July 17, 1971.
Up in Midland, Ontario on Monday August 02, 1971.
In the Midland Armoury on Sunday May 07, 1972.
Back in Newmarket, Ontario on Saturday May 20, 1972. That was a hot and exiting show.  Former Hamilton Ti-Cat player Angelo Mosca fighting Eric the Red a Grimsby local.   Dave McKigney participating, along with Rachel DuBois, and favourite Newmarket wrestler Ron Doner.  
The card in Newmarket was so great, it repeated many times.  On Tuesday June 06, 1972 the action arrived at the Midland Arena.  
Up at the Sharon Arena, just east of  Keswick, Ontario the posters had some of the wrestlers covered up and also a different date.  Tuesday July 18, 1972 the matches went ahead at the arena.  
Going back to Saturday July 29, 1971 at the Newmarket Arena saw the midgets, The Beast and Eric the Red.  Rachel Dubois in a tag team match which pretty well filled the house.  Local Ron Doner also appeared. 
 Monday July 31, 1972 at the Midland Arena in Midland, Ontario. Carlos Rocha, Tony Parisi, The Love Brothers, Dewey Robertson, Ivan Kamikoff and others.  Weren't all these guys at Maple Leaf Gardens a few months or years later?   Carlos Rocha had  numerous fights against The Sheik at MLG.  McKigney did his best and wow did he do a great job. All these stars went on to Tunney's promotion. 
Monday August 14, 1972 in Midland again Dave brings out all the stars.  No wonder Jack Tunney would work with Dave but in the long run Dave's shows were true and dedicated.  WWF I think ruined Jack Tunney.  Commercialism, drives the interest way down. 
Saturday August 19, 1972.  Dave McKigney's wrestlers showed up in all their glory at the Bradford Arena in Bradford, Ontario. Most appeared recently at MLG and CHCH wrestling television programme from the Hamilton Forum had everyone interested.
On Tuesday August 22, 1972 a show in Sharon, Ontario had the audience in awe. 




1 comment:

  1. the post from Cobourg has a photo of my Father in law, (Pat Blake0 as one of the Executioners. He has that photo with others with out the mask. I looked at the arms and they are the same as the his. So he claims that's him.