What happened to king Ben is he still alive and also he had a son who started wrestling as tag team with his dad.I think they came from Wigan and was under contract with best wryton promotions.How many more father+son tag teams were there ?
King Ben was one of my favourite wrestlers, he came from silsden in West yorkshire, his son was Mark, who wrestled under the name "Kid Mc coy" think he was british lightweight champion. They also wrestled one on one in a TV knockout tournament which was a clean scientific match with "no angle" with regards to other father & son tag teams, there were a few around. The most famous being Jackie "Mr TV" pallo, and his son JJ (Jackie junior) Jackie also said in his book that he insisted on being billed as "Pallo & Son" as I said earlier, there were a few father & son teams around, but it was said by Jackie that they tended to be billed as an "elder brother" in order not to make "the old man" look "too old"..
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Not sure about "tag team" but Les Kellet was the father of Dave Barrie (who died before Les, which must be a terrible thing for any parent) and I think we all thought at one time (on this site, and others) that Robby Baron was related in some way to Mick McManus? (nephew?)
Saw Les tag once with Dave Barrie. I think against the Broughton Rangers, Johnny South & Paul Mitchell
Yes I think father and sons were billed as brothers to disguise the age of the father. Vic Stewart was the father of Pete but they were advertised as brothers.
In the late seventies, the Wensors (Ed and Gary) were a tag team and were billed as brothers but I think it was discussed on this website once that Ed may well have been Gary's father. I can't remember if anyone ever came up with an answer to that question.
Well, it's professional wrestling. So it's fair to assume that if they were described as Brothers, they may well not have been.
But I do think the Mitchells were brothers.
We have spent a lot of time speculating as to any baby Bartellis, but never made any decisive progress.
For me, it's the hidden ones that are fun to unravel, such as Kellett and Barrie.
I remember my shock when I discovered Wild Angus's sone was such a clean shaven clean wrestling goodie.
Let's not forget Wayne Bridges' son who passed away very prematurely. Dean Briscoe.
Roy Bull Davis and Skull Murphy.
I always thought Mike Marino looked like someone who had a wrestling son, but have never identified one.
Just a few.
The Rawlings family from Stockton , were I believe, father and 2sons.
All appeared at Newcastle at times.
Jack and Dominic Pye. I don't think they were ever known as anything other than father and son.
What about jimmy hussey and son rollerball Marc Rocco I think they were father and son but don't know if they ever paired up for tag team action.
Hi Hack. Jack and Dominic Pye were not the only wrestling connections in that family.
Some brothers got involved too.
Hi Fred. Possibly Jim Hussey was getting a little too old, when Mark came into the professional game.
Yes Bernard come to think about it your probebly right as when Marc came on the wrestling scene his dad Jim was the owner of a pub in kearsley near bolton.
Rocco certainly must have travelled a lot with dad in his early years so the opportunity was there.
Having said that I can't remember them tagging .
I confirm that in 1970 and 1971 Mark Rocco and Jim Hussey invariably appeared on the same bills together, as they also toured on DM bills.
Bob Archer O'Brien had two sons Bob and Chris Anthony who tagged together. But I don't know if Bob Archer O'Brien and Bob Anthony worked together.
For more than a decade Lew Faulkner had ample opportunity to tag with son Bert and even could have gone in with Vic.
Remember seeing a Joe Pye at Liverpool Stadium, he was rumoured to be a nephew of Jack, had the look, black tights, white boots, black slick backed hair. But alas none of the skill! Honey Boy Zimba threw him from pillar to post!
The Joe Pye you mention here is in the A-Z Frank, as are all the Pyes. A sad story about Jack. He made an ill advised comeback around 1970. I interviewed him for a magazine. Everything seemed fine. It was all very complimentary. Then at the last minute Jack said he didn't want it publishing, that he was finished with wrestling. Other than that he wouldn't give any reason for his change of mind.
The fighting Fishers were a well known wrestling family of which easily the best known of the seven brothers were Charlie and Arthur. They were a useful tag team combination, who could easily make the switch from "blue eye" to "heel". Charlie who went on to become a well known MC, had a son who wrestled for a short time in the 1960's as Brian Sparks, but then like so many faded away.
The Taylor familly have not been mentioned yet have they?
No neither of them.Taylors of Bradford and Taylors of Accrington.
College Boy Charlie Law and Len Britton were brothers but don't know if they tagged together. Mike Dallas had a brother, or so we were told. Was it Peter?