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
Well known around the halls for many years, Bill Ogden is our latest Local Hero.
Everyone was someone’s favourite. That’s very true of Bill Ogden. A man who falls into the category of forgotten names, yet a man who played an important part in the history of professional wrestling for so many years. By no means unique Bill is one of those unsung heroes who made wrestling great by entertaining us fans for almost forty years.
Loved by all, Mucky Mal Kirk died on this day in 1987.
Mal Kirk was one of the last great heavyweight villains, a man who carried forward the proud tradition of great wrestling villains Robert McDonald, Jim Hussey and Ian Campbell.
Three Cornered Jack they called him. Born this day in 1905.
One of the most fondly remembered characters of wrestling Jack Atherton was a hard man who was well skilled in wrestling and very familiar with its less sophisticated aspects; which was no doubt led to disqualification in his first professional bout!
Remember Les Stent on the anniversary of his birth in 1913.
The A-Z keeps on growing.We have added more entries to add to the more than 2,000 wrestlers we already remember
Martin Deneef, Al Diamond,
Wally Dix, Billy Donnegan,
Jimmy Doran, Marcel Douvinet,
Mick Duffy, Vince Earnshaw,
Vince Edward, Saxon Elliott,
We celebrate Frank Robb,always remembered with fondness.
British wrestling boasted an abundance of larger than life personalities. The names most readily remembered today are those who brought a splash of colour; names like Pallo, McManus, Kellett and Big Daddy. Flamboyant and entertaining most definitely, but not necessarily the best wrestlers.
Llew Roberts, not a famous name, but most definitely a Local Hero
Llew Roberts joined the professional wrestling ranks in the early 1960s; born in 1937 he was in his mid twenties, “A bit late getting into the business” was his own admission. Late maybe, but not too late to become a favourite for the next fifteen years.
In Memory of Jim Rawlings, who died recently.
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