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Thursday, June 6, 2019

MEMPHIS MEMORIES PODCAST SHOW 30 DEEP DIVE INTO THE TIMELINE OF MEMPHIS WRESTLING PART 1

MEMPHIS WRESTLING  THE EARLY YEARS
CLICK HERE FOR PODCAST NUMBER 30 http://memphismemories.libsyn.com/episode-30-the-history-of-memphis-wrestling-part-1?tdest_id=879308


THOUGHT VIEWERS  AND LISTENERS WOULD BE INTERESTED IN GLANCING AT THE SHOW NOTES FOR THIS SHOW

MONDAY MEMORIES SHOW 30 DROP JUNE 6, 2018 Timeline #1
SOT  OPENING THEME
SEAN WELCOMES, ANNOUNCES THIS IS PART ONE OF A NEW DEEP DIVE, THE MEMPHIS WRESTLING TIMELINE
THROWS TO RANDY, WHO FIRST GETS PLUGS IN FOR REST OF PODAVENUE PODCASTS, HIT FB LIVE HARD, PLUG NEW STUFF ADDED TO BLOGS ON WEBSITE
RANDY EXPLAINS DEEP DIVE WILL EXPLORE MEMPHIS WRESTLING HISTORY   STARTING WITH THE TWENTIES
1948  Les Wolff bought Memphis from Charlie Wintrop in 1948.  Sam Muchnik wanted to buy but Roy Welch strong armed Les into selling to Gulas and Welch in 1957.  His son Buddy Fuller became the booker
TV started in Memphis early 58 on TV5, then went to 13 later in year.   Lance started doing show.  Dave started 67
Monday Night Wrestling at Ellis Auditorium
Buddy March 1925-Jan 1996 age 71
Sputnik Monroe bio, then pitch to first song, Died nov 3 2006 age 77  2018 wwe legacy hall of fame
Twisted steel and sex appeal   Diamond Ring   Cadillac Man
Killed the Jim Crow Laws (pitch to song)
Arrested 1960 Jan  Beale    Sanitation Strike  assassination of MLK   April 4  1968
Aug 59   Russwood Park   17000-20000   Cadillac at stake   Rocky Marcinia ref   newspaper said he was paid 5 grand   Wicks vs Sputnik  aug 59
Sputnik at Rodeo story
Wicks   started Memphis 58   died 2016 at age 84
Worked at Sheriff office.   Moved to NC and died there.   Quit wrestling full time around 71   tough shooter
1950,s card at Ellis   Millie Stafford vs Jessica Rogers, Tex Riley vs Sputnik, Wicks and Yvonne Roberts vs Corsican Brothers   World Tag

Jackie Fargo  Born  6-30 die 6-2012   age 82
1957   madison square gardens 20,000  jackie and don vs Miguel Perez and Antionio Rocco
Tag with Don Fargo, Rough House, Tex Riley, Mario Milano, Rossi, Hall, Tojo, Jarrett            Big programs with Al Greene and Lawler       Fabulous Ones 
First Sell out  Aug 8 1972    10653   Hair vs Hair Al vs Fargo Loser Leaves,  Eddie and Frankie Lane vs Don Greene and Steve Clements, George Hultz (tell Hultz Eddie story) vs Tony Charles, Tommy Gilbert vs Corsica Joe, Oni Wiki Wiki vs Joe Blasie  next week 8800 then  10835 cage

TOJO
27-92 age 95    Eaton George Tommy Rich Eddie Marlin JJ
First Coliseum Card  June 7 1971  Gary Morton vs Wiki Wiki, Tinker Todd vs Mario Galento, Dagmar and Cora vs Diamond Lill and Ann Casey, Molaah vs Vickie Williams, Sou Jr Rossi vs Sputnik, von brauners vs Farfos, Greenes vs JJ Tojo

DON GREENE  died 2014 age 83   Al died 2014  age 86
1967  Jarrett Booking
July 1970   opens Louisville
1970 aug 17 lawler debut elis
June 7   1971   June 7 Coliseum Memphis
Aug 71 First Scaffold
Aug 72 first msc sell out  hair
75-Dundee and Barnes
76-Rocky Johnson
77- Big Split

Other Mid South Coliseum Dates
1963 built   2006 closed down by city   money
3-16-1974  Randy first trip to MSC for Elvis
Tigers left 1991 bor Pyramid   Fed X Forum    opened 9-6-04   250 million  concert 19000   basketball  18119  pyramid 20114    nov 91    bass pro now  not used for sports or concers since 2014   bass pro in 2015

FOR ADITIONAL INFORMATION
Sputnik, Mask Mans and Midgets by Ron Hall
Memphis Heat DVDS
MarkJamesBooks.com
Memphis Wrestling History Presents:
1.      1950,s  50-59 Record Book
2.     Nashville Programs  1951-52
3.     57-59 Clippings
4.     The 1960’s
5.     1966 Programs
6.     1967 Programs
7.     Cards, Matches and Results
8.     1970’s  70-79 Record Book
9.     Programs 72-76
10. Tuesday At The Gardens Cornette
11.1977 The War For Memphis
12.1978  Building The Legends
13.Jerry Lawler Record Book  70-96
14.Tennessee Athletic Comission 77-80
15.Top 100’s
16.Best of Times Jerry Jarrett
17.Dundee
18.The Word According to Dutch
19.Tales drom Dirt Road
20.Jackson TN  70-79
21.1992-1993 Programs and Booking Sheets
22.Rags, Paper and Pins   Cornette
PREVIEW SHOW 31:  Deep Dive   Start the 70’s   Louisville and Memphis    The Biggest Stars 1970-1975
PITCH TO THIS WEEK IN WRESTLING
SOT INTRODUCTION
WWE THOUGHTS   FRIDAYS NETWORK BROCK CASH IN   TAKER VS GOLDBERG   KOFFI VS DOLPH   HUNTER VS ORTON
FIRE FLIES
ROLLINS VS SETH
SEAN PROVIDES ADDITIONAL
THOUGHTS ON NET WORK SHOW    SHANE VS ROMAN
JON MOXLY PODCASTS   THOUGHTS ON WHAT HE IS SAYING
PUNK RUMORS
AEW UPCOMING  EVENTS   Sat June 29 Fyter Fest Daytona(sean talks top matches)  Sat July 13  Fight for Fallen  (sean talks top matches)  Saturday August 31  All Out     (Sean predicts top matches)
CLOSING THOUGHTS
SEAN PLUGS NEXT WEEKS SHOW, WEBSITE, DONATION BUTTON, DVDS     RANDY PLUGS FB LIVE  THURSDAY AND SUNDAY   THIS SUNDAY RANDY ANSWERS JIM CORNETTES THOUGHTS ON PPW LOSS OF WWE DEAL AND CLOSING OF POWER PRO   RANDY SHOOTS BACK 
SHOW CLOSE

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