One of the Beauties and Fascinations about BRITISH Professional Wrestling was that it
was positively Festooned and Overloaded with Stories-Snippets-Conundrums-Mysteries
and so on!-Many Embellished-Some Diluted-A Few just pure 'Inventions'-But nearly All
were little Mosaic Pieces in a Giant 'Tapestry' of Our 'Iconic' Sport!!
Here's a Selection...But how MANY are actually True??
But also Mark!!-The Source for All of these was Highly Respected!!
1- During a Bout against GERMAN HERMAN IFFLAND at Hull- Future BRITISH Champion
GWYN DAVIES Sustained such severe Back Injuries that he was Hospitalised for 6 Months!
2- JOHNNY EAGLES served in the SAS!!
3- REVEREND MICHAEL BROOKS was the MIDDLEWEIGHT Champion of SOUTH WEST
AFRICA for 7 Years!!
4- JOHNNY KWANGO's Mother was a Circus Strong Woman!!
5- Champion ALBERT 'ROCKY' WALL was once a Private Detective!!
His Ring Injuries included 2 Broken Jaws-Both Shoulders Broken-and Numerous Slipped
Discs in his Back and Neck!!
6- HONEY BOY ZIMBA was the Heavyweight Champion of THE LEBANON in 1970!!
7- KALMAN GASTON was an Expert Swordsman!
8- At KINGS HALL BELLE VUE on SATURDAY MARCH 24TH 1962-GEOFF PORTZ
Beat the Reigning BRITISH HEAVYWEIGHT Champion BILLY JOYCE- by 2-0!!
Said it was one of his Best Ever Victories!!
9- JOHNNY CZESLAW spent most of his Youth in EUROPEAN Misplaced Person's
Camps-including one in SIBERIA!-He learned and started his Wrestling in EGYPT!!
10- MASAMBULA often Celebrated a Victory by standing on his head on a Corner Post!
11- Most Embarrassing Ring Moment for SEAN REGAN-was when he accidentally kicked
the Town Mayor in the stomach!!- He said-'I thought he was the REF!! wanting to check