Sunday, June 13, 2010

R.I.P. Grizzly Smith

When Grizzly Smith wrestled for Jim Crockett Sr., he was known as Tiny Anderson.Between 1962 and 1967 Tiny teamed here with Big Boy Brown as the Kentuckians.Tiny returned to JCP in 1970 and formed another great team with Tim "Mr. Wrestling" Woods.TV host Big Bill Ward would ask Tiny to tell any new fans in the viewing audience how tall he was."Well Mr. Bill, I am just a fraction under seven feet tall." The battles that the Kentuckians had with teams like the Bolos,Skull Murphy and Brute Bernard,Aldo Bogni and Bronko Lubich and Rip Hawk and Swede Hanson are remembered as classics by longtime fans of Jim Crockett Promotions. Grizzly Smith passed away on June 12,2010 at the age of 78. Rest in peace Mr. Smith.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Reggie Parks in Crockett Promotions

The photo above is from one one of my Crockett arena albums circa early 1960's. The ad and article is for the Sept 7,1963 event in Spartanburg,SC.

Spartanburg,SC - June 22,1963

George & Sandy Scott beat The Great Bolo & Bolo via DQ in the third fall.
Ray Gordon beat John Heath
Ken Yates beat Jan Madrid

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Friday, June 4, 2010

Colonial Heights,VA - June 3,1967

Tiny Anderson & Big Boy Brown vs Gene & Lars Anderson
Amazing Zuma & Nelson Royal vs Bull Ramos & Frank Marconi
Emmy Wright vs The Black Venus
Angelo Martinelli vs Gene Dundee