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Gerry Hoggarth, who was believed to have been the oldest wrestler still alive, passed away this past week at the age of 97. Hoggarth was a former British heavyweight champion who retired after an in-ring injury in 1959, and later worked as a referee and promoted local shows. He never wrestled on television and he was one of the first opponents of Shirley Crabtree, long before his days as Big Daddy

 

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Twiiter says Leon Baxter, who worked as the Wrestling Pro, passed away. 

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I just read that Eddie Marlin passed away. Randy Hales tweeted about it.

 

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Aw man what is the video where Eddie Marlin rips his shirt off and says to somebody "YOU'VE GOT TWO CHOICES"? I can't remember the angle or the participants, just him doing that. 

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 Leon "Tarzan" Baxter, who was one of the leading stars in the Gulf Coast during the 70s as The Wrestling Pro, passed away Thursday at the age of 81. Baxter wrestled from 1960 to 1982, and from 1969 to 1977 was largely a headliner in a number of different companies including holding the North American championship for Leroy McGuirk. But his biggest success was as The Wrestling Pro, a top heel who won countless championships on the Gulf Coast

 

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Both the Observer and PWInsider are reporting that Paul Adams, who was a well-known manager on the Northeast and Southern indy scenes in the 90s, passed away last week.

I recall seeing Adams in the mid-to-late 90s when America One (I think) would air Bert Prentice-promoted shows from Tennessee on the weekends. Adams was an entertaining manager who unfortunately hit his prime when the role of the manager became passe in the big leagues. He could have been a decent head of a B-level stable in WCW or WWF in the early 1990s. 

 

 

 

 

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On 9/28/2019 at 6:30 PM, RIPPA said:

 

Those guy came along a little to late. They could have been giant in the 80s. Then vs The Steiners is a dream match of mine.

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Rest in Peace to Matt Travis....25 is way too young and the fact that it was a hit and run makes it even tougher to grasp. I really hope they get the driver.

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