Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Part II: London and the golden era of pro wrestling - Heroes & Villains

Pro wrestling has always been an intriguing form of sports entertainment – a physically demanding activity combining grace and athleticism with the energetic theatre of good versus evil, pitting faces (the heroes) against dastardly heels (the villains) – a morality play with headlocks.
From the 1950s through the ‘70s and beyond there was no shortage of headline grabbing matches in London. Whipper Billy Watson, Lord Athol Layton, The Beast, Dick The Bulldog Brower, Andre the Giant, Johnnie Valentine and Lou Thesz, a veritable who’s who of the pro grappling world made their way to the Forest City on a regular basis.
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