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Old 13-12-2012, 10:53
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01p96ly

A documentary about the olden days of British wrestling
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Old 13-12-2012, 10:55
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The Kent Walton syndrome! Old grannies belting the baddies with their handbags! 5pm Saturday tea time at my grand parents house! Those were the days.
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Old 13-12-2012, 10:57
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Those were the days. When we only had 3 channels, we watched things I would never watch now. I haven't seen wrestling for years, but the last time I did, it looked more like a pantomime. I think Big Daddy used to be my favourite. I may well watch just to relive childhood memories.
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Old 13-12-2012, 11:01
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Those were the days. When we only had 3 channels, we watched things I would never watch now. I haven't seen wrestling for years, but the last time I did, it looked more like a pantomime. I think Big Daddy used to be my favourite. I may well watch just to relive childhood memories.
It was a pantomine back in those days as well
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Old 13-12-2012, 11:26
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WWE is basically a soap opera for men.
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Old 13-12-2012, 12:03
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Those were the days. When we only had 3 channels, we watched things I would never watch now. I haven't seen wrestling for years, but the last time I did, it looked more like a pantomime. I think Big Daddy used to be my favourite. I may well watch just to relive childhood memories.
Pity we now know what Big Daddy was really like and then only reason he was pushed so much is that his brother was the owner of the company.

I like old classic wrestling but love the new stuff soon not just American stuff either I watch British-Japanese -Mexican and any more I can see
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Old 13-12-2012, 12:47
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Ever wondered why there were never slow motion replays on the ITV wrestling, nor would bookies take bets on it.
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Old 13-12-2012, 13:24
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Pity we now know what Big Daddy was really like and then only reason he was pushed so much is that his brother was the owner of the company.

I like old classic wrestling but love the new stuff soon not just American stuff either I watch British-Japanese -Mexican and any more I can see
Is that any different to the bosses son in law being top card for so long ? Or the Harts ruling stampede ?

Only ever say Daddy in ring and was always entertaining enough for what he was. Had the privilege of meeting Giant Haystacks and what a truly lovely guy he was away from the ring
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Old 13-12-2012, 13:42
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nor would bookies take bets on it.
They take bets on WWE PPV now

Is that any different to the bosses son in law being top card for so long ? Or the Harts ruling stampede ?

Only ever say Daddy in ring and was always entertaining enough for what he was. Had the privilege of meeting Giant Haystacks and what a truly lovely guy he was away from the ring
No not really all promotions do it

Funny enough in real life it was Big Daddy who was the nasty person backstage he thought of and called the kids who adored him as little b@$t@rd$ and Haystacks loved the fans
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Old 13-12-2012, 13:44
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01p96ly

A documentary about the olden days of British wrestling
Thanks.

I'm watching that.
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Old 13-12-2012, 14:33
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Now we'll find out if it was all " staged " or if it was for real.

I can't believe they would take us for bubble-headed dingbats.
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Old 13-12-2012, 14:35
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Now we'll find out if it was all " staged " or if it was for real.

I can't believe they would take us for bubble-headed dingbats.
Well they are some people 100% convinced that all "this American Rubbish is fake but our stuff was real" I have heard them say it myself
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Old 13-12-2012, 14:41
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I listened to an item on radio about this the other day and it brought back memories watching it with my Gran. She was a little, quiet old lady, but turned into a snarling harridan when the wrestling was on, especially when Mick McManus was in the ring.

On the radio they commented about how wrestlers were physically attacked by fans at the bouts. One female wrestler had a dose of foot and mouth antidote injected into her backside by an irate fan!

What amazed me was the huge viewing figures it attracted - 15-20m if I heard correctly.
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Old 13-12-2012, 14:46
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I listened to an item on radio about this the other day and it brought back memories watching it with my Gran. She was a little, quiet old lady, but turned into a snarling harridan when the wrestling was on, especially when Mick McManus was in the ring.

On the radio they commented about how wrestlers were physically attacked by fans at the bouts. One female wrestler had a dose of foot and mouth antidote injected into her backside by an irate fan!

What amazed me was the huge viewing figures it attracted - 15-20m if I heard correctly.
What you have to remember is that back in those days there were only 3 channels so the audience wasn't split as much as it is now.

Simon Cowell would sacrifice Louis Walsh to the Devil if he thought it would get viewing figures of 15 mil every week for X Factor
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Old 13-12-2012, 14:52
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Well they are some people 100% convinced that all "this American Rubbish is fake but our stuff was real" I have heard them say it myself
Just tell them that if someone puts you in a wrist/arm/ankle lock to don't groan a bit, fight against it then break it. In proper sports like judo it is an immediate submission and very painful.
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Old 13-12-2012, 15:01
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We went to see Giant Haystacks forever ago ( he got disqualified ) there really were little old ladies ringside hitting him with their handbags. It was great.
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Old 13-12-2012, 15:19
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I used to, and still do, love the old school British Wrestling.

My favourite was Rollerball Rocco. He played the villian perfectly.
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Old 13-12-2012, 15:23
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Shirley Crabtree (Big Daddy) was so named because his parents were hoping for a daughter - true !
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Old 13-12-2012, 15:30
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Shirley Crabtree (Big Daddy) was so named because his parents were hoping for a daughter - true !
When he was born though another reason they kept it was so he would have to learn how to defend himself
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Old 13-12-2012, 15:35
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Looking forward to this tonight.

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Old 13-12-2012, 15:52
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The Phantom Flan Flinger is a fat cabbie from Brum

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Old 13-12-2012, 15:55
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Those were the days. When we only had 3 channels, we watched things I would never watch now. I haven't seen wrestling for years, but the last time I did, it looked more like a pantomime. I think Big Daddy used to be my favourite. I may well watch just to relive childhood memories.
Giant Haystack use to frighten me

My mum loved Mick McMannis (?)

That was Saturday night viewing in our house
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Old 13-12-2012, 16:37
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I used to, and still do, love the old school British Wrestling.

My favourite was Rollerball Rocco. He played the villian perfectly.
He'll be appearing on this show

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TNA_Wre...tish_Boot_Camp
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Old 13-12-2012, 16:49
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Useless wrestling trivia fact no. 4352 Billy Two Rivers is the

father of fashion designer Wayne Hemingway.
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Old 13-12-2012, 17:18
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Those were the days. When we only had 3 channels, we watched things I would never watch now. I haven't seen wrestling for years, but the last time I did, it looked more like a pantomime. I think Big Daddy used to be my favourite. I may well watch just to relive childhood memories.
And you actually had to get off your butt to change the TV channel!
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