WRESTLING HERITAGE

British wrestling history 

British wrestling history has a name - Heritage


Wrestling Heritage celebrates the glorious days of 

British professional wrestling 

between the years 1930 and 1988.

Wrestling Heritage - Preserving Britain's social history

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21st June

A NEW TRIBUTE

One of the great wrestling villains, the demonic German Karl Von Kramer looked every bit the part. Until he opened his mouth that is, because Karl Von Kramer wasn't all that he seemed.....

Read our tribute to Karl Von Kramer

20th June

A NEW TRIBUTE

Two of the most popular wrestlers to arrive on our shores. They came, they conquered, they stayed


Tibor and Peter Szakacs


20th June

MEDIA

Grunt Groan and Grow Rich: Behind the Scenes, Pallo, McManus, Czeslaw, Kwango, Kellett, Hayes.


The Martin Campbell Files


20th June

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  • Exposed
  • Which Wrestlers Would Make a Great Tag Team

13th June

MEMORIES

Martin Campbell talks to Sam Betts, bettter known as Dwight J Ingleburgh.

Sam knew them all, and tells Martin about the 

Indie Warriors




13th June
A NEW TRIBUTE

Britain's most popular tag team, and their famous dad. Heritage celebrates Vic Hessle, Bert Royal and Vic Faulkner

 

Read our tribute to Wrestling's Royal Family

6th June

A NEW TRIBUTE

A tribute to one of Scotland's greatest

Jim Anderson

6th June

A NEW TRIBUTE

A tribute to a local hero with three names

Ray Diamond

6th June

A NEW TRIBUTE

A tribute to the Northumbrian Ox


Arni Bullough

More Recent Additions

2nd June
NEWS

Sam's Riverside Restaurant in Crisp Road, Hammersmith  (Hammersmith Broadway Tube) is now serving The Haymaker, a Rum based cocktail dedicated to wrestler Chick Knight. 

Read our tribute to Chick Knight

30th May

A NEW TRIBUTE

Wrestling Heritage pays tribute to one of wrestling's 1960s/70s stars.

Mighty John Cox

30th May

A NEW TRIBUTE

A wrestler with film star good looks. 

Well, he was a film star, and a European Heavyweight Champion.

Tiger Joe Robinson

30th May

A NEW TRIBUTE

We were told we were cheering the South African champion. But he was one of our own.

Les Herbert

30th May

A NEW TRIBUTE

A first class hellraiser. 

Heritage remembers Ski Hi Lee

Ski Hi Lee

30th May

MEDIA

Martin Campbell returns from the filing cabinet with a warning ...


Hands Off the Tele Tough Guys

13th May

A NEW TRIBUTE

How do you take your monsters?  One Monster or two?

Read our tribute to The Monster. Or Monsters?

The Monster

9th May

MEDIA NEW

Martin Campbell takes another file from hs cabinet

Genial Giants

9th May
MEMORIES NEW

Eddie Rose with more memories of a few of those he worked with and respected.

Hard Wrestlers

9th May
A NEW TRIBUTE

Birthday greetings and a tribute to a popular sixties star

Linde Caulder

2nd May  

A NEW TRIBUTE
On what would have been his birthday we add a tribute to Our Harry.

Harry Duval

28th April, 2021

A NEW TRIBUTE

Michael Stocks was The Doc, one of the fixtures to opposition bills in the 1970s. Celebrate him here on Heritage.

The Doc

RECENT LOSSES

9th April

The death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh


Royalty at the Royal

14th February
We are saddened to report the sudden death of erstwhile Reunion organiser, wrestler and promoter. Frank Rimer  died peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of Friday morning.

Read our tribute to Frank Rimer

19th January
WRESTLERS

We are saddened to report the death of Mike Donlevy on Sunday.


Read our tribute to Mike Donlevy

London's Loveable Villain

The True Story of Chick "Cocky" Knight's Colourful Life 


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Anniversaries

28th June

On this day in 1928 the birth of Dirty Dominic Pye

Read our tribute

27th June 

On this day in 1984 the death of the Mighty Atom, Alan Dennison.

Read our tribute

24th June

On this day in 1931 the birth of Midge Cowan.

Read our tribute

22nd June

On this day in 1927 the birth of Tibor Szakacs.

Read our tribute

20th June

On this day in 1903 the birth of wrestling's forgotten genius

Read our tribute to Sam Rabin

19th June

On this day in 2012 the death of Bradford's bundle of energy Bernard Murray

Read our tribute

18th June

On this day in 1924 the birth of Mambuna Matthew M Jang, otherwise the one and only Masambula

Read our tribute

18th June

On this day in 1887 the birth of Britain's Olympian and pioneering promoter George DeRelwyskow Senior.

Read our tribute

11th June 

Today would have been the birthday of New Zealand's John DaSilva who died earlier this year.

Read our tribute to John DaSilva

10 June 1973

Almost a forgotten man. Not on Wrestling Heritage. Celebrating Taffy Jones on the anniversary of his death.

Read our tribute to Taffy Jones

10th June

Wigan's Joe Robinson, who some say was better than his more famous big brother. Today is the anniversary of his birth in 1902.

Read our tribute to Joe Robinson

7th June

Born in 1928 today would have been the birthday of Randolph Turpin

Read our tribute to Randolph Turpin.

5th June

In life Harry Rabin was a working class hero. His death was a wrestling tragedy.

Read our tribute 

5th June

On this day in 1924 Chick Cocky Knight saved the life of a fellow soldier in Gibraltar. A campaign is currently underway to get his exploits recognised by the Government of Gibraltar.

Read our tribute



Shining Stars - the most famous names in wrestling

The Galleries - Where a picture is worth a thousand words

2nd January
GALLERIES

Join The Ost down at the Hackney Empire in his latest Galleries album

Hackney Empire

29th December
GALLERIES

New albums in the Gallery from Ron Historyo

Garfield's Tours

Rhyl 1950

27th December
GALLERIES

New albums in the Gallery from The Ost

Sutton in Ashfield

Kirby In Ashfield

17th December
GALLERIES
Ron Historyo continues to catalogue wrestling in Leicester in the 1950s and 1960s.

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13th June 

NEWSLETTER

This week:

  • Anniversaries
  • Liverpool Stadium
  • The Old Cock Inn Tournament
  • Romany Riley

The Newsletter


6th June
NEWSLETTER

This week:

  • Anniversaries
  • Duncan McTavish
  • Another Joe
  • Promoter KO'd in Tussle
  • Time Machine - 1931

The Newsletter

About Wrestling Heritage

Wrestling Heritage is a non commercial hobby site produced by two fans of the 1960s and many enthusiastic members. Our aim is simply to celebrate all those involved in British professional wrestling between 1930 and 1988.

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