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Any Pro Wrestling fans?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by stev0ftw, Oct 21, 2014.

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  1. stev0ftw

    stev0ftw Tourist

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    I ask, because Ring of Honor will be having one of the biggest events of the year at The Orleans on March 1.

    I have already reserved my room and bought my tickets for the show. Meetup, anyone?

    Bueller?
     
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    Back in 1995 I was the biggest fan in the world!
     
  3. Jameezy

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    Last year i went to Vegas to check out TNA impact wrestling at the orleans. Was a cool experience. I don't watch ROH but know a little bit about it. I would check it out if i happened to be in town. No idea if i will or not.
     
  4. failsafe

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    I'm a life long pro wrestling fan. I grew up watching the local NWA West Coast wrestling from The Grand Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles in the 70's. Wed and Sat nights were TV wrestling and Friday nights were the live shows when scores were settled.
    We had boxing and L.A. T-Bird roller derby as well.

    I went twice in the 80's to watch AWA wrestling when it was hosted at the old SHOWBOAT hotel there. I went twice also to see the LPWA womens wrestling from the Laughlin hotel in Laughlin.
    Then I went and visited the WCW Nitro Grill that was located on the Excalibur second floor.
    I got interested when WWF bought the Debbie Reynolds casino with plans to turn it into a WWF casino but it never happened.
    I saw 1 WWF PPV show at the Thomas and Mack arena and 1 WCW show at the MGM Grand garden when KISS made an appearance. LOL!
     
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    not so much anymore...back in the days when the boys were small, yeah, went all the time.
    hung out at a local bar one night with captain lou and greg valentine...
    went to the riviera many moons ago to see the G L O W girls. what a hoot
     
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    Let's see here ...

    Jumbo Shrimp
    Small Crowd
    Freezer Burn
    Pretty Ugly
    Inside Out
    Professional Wrestling

    LOL :) (Okay, I'll shut up.) :)
     
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    I remember going to my Great Grandparent's home in Sarasota, Florida in the mid-60's as a 6 or 7 y.o. kid and they stopped whatever they were doing when pro-wrestling was on the black and white TV. It was so fun yelling at the TV with my 70- something y.o. grandmother!!!
     
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    If I were in town, I would definitely go. All I know about ROH is that Punk, Bryan, Rollins, Ceasaro all had runs in ROH.
    Great chance to see a future star.

    Anybody ever seen GLOW in the 80s. They ran out of the Riviera for about 2 years around 1986.
    Recently watched the documentary on Netflix, it was pretty good. GLOW is probably the exact opposite of ROH.
     
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    yes, see my above post.
    i remember seeing
    big bad mama
    daisy
    that farmers daughter
    matilda...

    i seem to remember them offering a prize if a guy would stay in the ring for one round...
     
  10. stev0ftw

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    YES! I've followed ROH since the days of Punk, Bryan, Chris Hero & Samoa Joe...I used to live in OH, where ROH would run several dates per year.
     
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    Didn't get to see GLOW live but I did go and see WOW = Women Of Wrestling.

    WOW was David McLanes' Los Angeles based promotion after GLOW. WOW was filmed at the Los Angeles Forum to surprisingly large audiences. It was more ' professional ' than GLOW. Better action
    WOW did 1 PPV before shutting down. I thought it was a loss because WOW really did seem to have the best ladies wrestling action.
     
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    When I saw that ROH was having this show in Vegas, I commented to my buddy that we should go. I am almost certain it won't happen, but who knows. Would be awesome.
     
  13. stev0ftw

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    If you go, let me know...I've got a buddy going as well. Staying at the Orleans all weekend too. Should be a blast.
     
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    My dad was friends with "Killer" Kowalski. I grew up in Medford, Mass. and Walt was just over the border in Malden. My dad was a boxer before he went in the Navy. They were just casual friends but the fact they both had a fighter background was important. Of course Killer went on to become one of the greats and my dad went in to the Navy because he never won a fight......LOL.

    My dad used to take me to the old Boston Gaaaaarden to see "Killer", Bruno Sammartino, and Gorilla Monsoon. I was just a kid but starry eyed. I actually got away from Pro Wrestling in the mid 70's when i moved to Cali. Seeing a blond blue eyed Cali girl on a nude beach at Venice (she was my GF for 5 years), sort of distracted me from viewing fat but muscular dudes in leotards.
    But as a kid growing up and fortunate to experience wrestling in Boston Garden in the 60's early 70's, that's something i will always cherish.
     
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    KK was a mainstay at Mountain Park in Holyoke at least a couple Sundays a month along with Bruno, Gorilla, Chief Jay Strongbow, The Stamford Stomper and Lou Albano... Ernie Roth aka The Grand Wizard was from Holyoke.
    by far my favorite manager was classy freddie blassie... when he would call vince mcmahon a pencil necked geek.
     
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    Blassie was not only a hilarious manager but quite the accomplished wrestler back in his day. A regular at the Olympic Auditorium he wrestled the top names of his day.
    His most famous feuds were against ' Golden Greek ' John Tolos.
    According to what I've always heard, the very first professional wrestling cage match was created to settle the feud between the two. It was nothing like you see today. It was a basic black frame with wire in between.
    Blassie was using ' pencil necked geek ' long before he went to the WWF.
     
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