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Trivia note: that Ted Heath played as a prop for Doncaster and the other two players in their front row were also future wrestlers, George Goodyear and Mal Kirk.

The Commandant in the Memphis original version of the Truth Commission was legitimately South African but his accent was so South African everyone assumed it must be fake.

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1 hour ago, Snitsky's back acne said:

Unless I've been had this is a picture of the original 'British Bulldogs', Lord John Foley and Sir Edward Heath, with their mascot 'Winston' from 1976.
I never knew there were 'British Bulldogs' before Davey and Dynamite.

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I had the pleasure of seeing Ted Heath wrestle at the tail end of his career.

A tremendous villain, one of the best i have seen live.  A fantastic photo & i would have emptied my wallet to watch these two work a tag match. 

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A bill from that period, with them booked against Randy and Lanny - given the location, and the Gulf Coast Tag titles, that would put this show in Roy Welch/Ron Fuller's territory. 

They also worked as a team together in the UK, but not under the Bulldogs name.

John Foley perhaps more famous for his run in Stampede with a Hitler 'stache, and allegedly paying Dynamite Kid to break his daughter's legs for insurance money.

Edited by BomberPat

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Would have still been Fields brothers running Gulf Coast in 76 before selling it to Fuller. Two of them are on the card. 

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Would that likely have genuinely been a 3-match card, anyone know?

The way all 3 matches are labelled with a position (Opener/Semi-Final/Main Event) suggests that possibility. Or is it more a case that they're telling you one of the 'top' 3 advertised matches will be the opener to make sure you turn up on time, and that there would have been other matches too?

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6 minutes ago, Statto said:

Would that likely have genuinely been a 3-match card, anyone know?

The way all 3 matches are labelled with a position (Opener/Semi-Final/Main Event) suggests that possibility. Or is it more a case that they're telling you one of the 'top' 3 advertised matches will be the opener to make sure you turn up on time, and that there would have been other matches too?

Since it suggests it's a TV taping, I suspect it's just showing what matches would be shown on TV, rather than the card as a whole.

Edited by Chris B

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Looking through results from the Gulf Coast territory in the 70s, Hattiesburg tended to have four match shows, though quite often that would involve some guys wrestling twice with either a tag or a battle royale to finish.

Totally speculating, but it may be that title matches were 2/3 falls, so if you had two title matches that would be enough for a "full" show by the venue's standards.

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I don't have any context for these [although in fairness I think context in this instance would only ruin the brilliance of these pictures]

Giant Baba, Tarzan Goto, Jumbo Tsuruta, Mighty Inoue and Hiromichi Fuyuki
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I nearly created a new thread for this as the photo is hilarious. PWI have named AJ Styles Wrestler of the Decade. 

But I'm sure it's Luke Gallows in cosplay. 

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2 minutes ago, tiger_rick said:

Doing their decade end awards in March in an issue dated June.

Oh, and $6.99!

Boring reply: on US magazines, the date on the cover tends to be the pull date rather than date of first publication, so presumably they're only bringing out an issue once every two or three months, hence the June date on an issue that will go on sale later this month. 

As for year-end/decade-end awards, most likely comes down to wrestling magazines having for a long time used Wrestlemania as the start/end of the wrestling "year", but then it's been thrown out by their publishing schedule.

 

Still amazed that PWI is still going, though.

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I'm guessing they did an "of the year" awards feature in a previous issue, too, so it'd make some sense to hold off a bit on the decade ones.

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3 hours ago, Snitsky's back acne said:


I don't have any context for these [although in fairness I think context in this instance would only ruin the brilliance of these pictures]

Giant Baba, Tarzan Goto, Jumbo Tsuruta, Mighty Inoue and Hiromichi Fuyuki
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that from a special edition of takeshi's castle?

 

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8 hours ago, Onyx2 said:

I nearly created a new thread for this as the photo is hilarious. PWI have named AJ Styles Wrestler of the Decade. 

But I'm sure it's Luke Gallows in cosplay. 

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It’s definitely Gallows’ chin…

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