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...that Victor Quinones was Gorilla Monsoon's son - at least, that's what it says according to Gorilla's Wiki:

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Marella was married to his wife, Maureen, for more than 40 years and had three children: Sharon (born 1960), Joey (1963–1994), and Valerie (born 1966). Víctor Quiñones (1959-2006) was listed in Gorilla's obituary as his son as well.[9]

 

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Where the term Broadway came from in wrestling.

 

From “The Professional Wrestler’s Workout and Instructional Guide” by Harley Race, Ricky Steamboat, and Les Thatcher: “In the early part of the 1900’s, many wrestlers were booked from the New York office and the finishes were telegraphed to the promoters in each city. ‘Broadway’ was part of the code used so that telegraph operators didn’t know what the meaning of the message was. ‘Cadillacing’ meant you were going over [i.e. winning] and each wrestler had a code name.”

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That's very cool, although in my odd case, slightly disappointing. I don't know why, but I had in my head that it was "broadway" as a common noun for something brutal, violent, and unpredictable, going in every direction, like a haphazard variation of a "broadside".

Like "Cadillacking" too. Sounds like it was formulated for the "luxury" wrestlers like Flair and Rogers (I know it pre-dates by several decades though).

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2 hours ago, 69MeDon said:

Where the term Broadway came from in wrestling.

 

From “The Professional Wrestler’s Workout and Instructional Guide” by Harley Race, Ricky Steamboat, and Les Thatcher: “In the early part of the 1900’s, many wrestlers were booked from the New York office and the finishes were telegraphed to the promoters in each city. ‘Broadway’ was part of the code used so that telegraph operators didn’t know what the meaning of the message was. ‘Cadillacing’ meant you were going over [i.e. winning] and each wrestler had a code name.”

Where did you get a copy of that book?

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On 11/14/2021 at 10:23 PM, ReturnOfTheMack said:

I don't know how much is true, but this on Scorpio Sky's wiki article had me in stitches.

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I read that in Justin Roberts' ring intro voice and now can't unread it. It's the same tone of goofy shit Kenny's long entrance had when he turned heel.

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14 hours ago, Chasingamymatt said:

Ahmed Johnson is the only wrestler in WWF/E history to win a title but never loose one.

Depends if you consider Nicholas to be a wrestler (that kid that was picked out of the crowd to be in a tag match with Braun Strowman at WrestleMania a few years ago). 

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