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This section contains stories from the pros themselves told exclusively to Kayfabe Memories. Want to know more as told from the wrestlers themselves? Click here.

Old School Book Reviews4

Click here to find various book reviews from old school wrestlers. 

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- Rob Elder

Anyone who calls himself a wrestling fan has his or her own unique memories of watching wrestling for the first time. For me those memories are of growing up in Northern Ontario and being glued to the TV on Saturday afternoons waiting for wrestling to come on. The TV channel, CKCO out of Kitchener Ontario, carried All Star Wrestling from British Columbia for several years and I was fortunate my rabbit ears could bring  in this station. I still remember after all these years the famous promo of Roddy Piper breaking a beer bottle over his head to prove how tough he was and then bleeding all over the microphone telling the fans what he was going do to his opponents. Rowdy Roddy was definitely tops on my list of all time favorites right from day one. I can also recall mighty Al Tomko proving how mighty he really was ripping license plates and telephone books in half with his bare hands in front of the studio audience. Another memory was the awesome sight of Don Leo Jonathon and his six man tag team of Piper and Andre the Giant. Their opponents the Sheepherders and Buddy Rose vowed they would slam the two big men together and Piper would shoot out like a pip out of an orange. I remember the animated interviews with the territories great heels like Playboy Buddy Rose, Bruiser Costa, Diamond Timothy Flowers and Moose Morrowski. As a kid growing up in the country with only two channels on the TV wrestling quickly became an important part of my Saturday afternoon. I looked forward to watching each week as my favorite wrestlers like Roddy Piper, Rick Martel, Don Leo Jonathon and others battled the Playboy Buddy Rose, Ed Wiskowski, Chris Colt and Seigfried Steinkeís of the wrestling world.

Canada has a long history in the squared circle. Coast to coast pro wrestling promotions like Grand Prix in the Atlantic provinces, Montrealís premier matches at Paul Sauve arena, the legendary battles at Torontoís Maple Leaf Gardenís, and the rugged style the Hartís made famous in Calgary with Stampede Wrestling gave fans around the country years of entertainment. British Columbiaís All Star Wrestling was no exception. I first started watching All Star Wrestling from British Columbia in the mid 70ís but the history of this territory started many years before. Across the decades several men brought wrestling to Vancouver. They were Cliff Parker in the 40ís, Rod Fenton in the 50ís, Sandor Kovacs and Gene Kiniski in the 60ís and 70ís and Al Tomko in the late 70ís to mid 80ís.  The area was frequented by some of wrestlingís biggest stars during this time. In the 60ís such great wrestlerís as Whipper Watson, Gene Kiniski, Don Leo Jonathon, John Tolos, Dutch Savage, the Fabulous Kangarooís and other legends of the west coast wrestled here and battled over the NWA Canadian tag titles.  More...

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KM DVD/VHS Store 4
Click here to purchase DVD or VHS products direct from the official distributors.
KM Replica Masks 4
Click here to purchase pro quality replica wrestling masks of all your favorite old school masked wrestlers.   
KM Store 4
The KM Store now features products featuring the GCW logo as well as some other very cool images.  To see what's new and to purchase T-Shirts, ball caps, mouse pads and more, click here
KM Message Board 4

Want to chat with other fans of regional wrestling? This message board has forums for over two dozen promotions. Click here.

KM Belt Gallery 4

This section contains an extensive title belt gallery... images of heavyweight, tag, U.S. and various regional title belts.  To view it, click here.

Old School Tape Review 4

Reviews of various PPV's, commercial tapes and regional wrestling TV shows are available in this section. To read more, click here.

 

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