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Old 10-08-2012, 07:27 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Still getting caught up with matches in this thread but holy shit! that Cestra V Cantazarro match was incredible,great find, I was holding my neck and leg in pain just watching parts of that, the faints and fake-outs into flying leg-locks , they were really cranking those fuckers too. Hate to break out the old Brutal Ballet cliche but thats exactly what that was, such fluid work.
Dont think Ive ever gone back further than early to mid 70s with wrestling (other than reading about the excellent histories of the shoot days on bloodyelbow), had no idea guys were doing stuff like that in the 60s.

Still getting caught up on Marty Jones and Jim Breaks stuff so gonna hold off on old Finlay stuff for the moment, really looking forward to that though, huge mark for him but never really looked further back than his WCW days. Speaking of Finlay anyone know if that documentary about him ever got finished? last I heard they were looking for more funding, the few clips on youtube really wetted my appetite, love him telling that story about breaking guys fingers.
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:59 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Working my through all the matches that Tellumyort has on his youtube page the first two come from Smamy Lee (Tigger Mask)

Sammy Lee (Tiger Mask) vs Sid Cooper 80-10-11



This is worth a watch, I think it's the first match that Sammy Lee had in WOS, It's ok a bit short and Sid Cooper seems to over sell more the he has to, It ended with a 2-0 win for Sammy Lee he picked up the first fall 39 seconds into the first round with a driving crossbody from the middle rope. He then got the win after throwing Cooper out the ring in which Copper couldn't answer the 10.

It's an ok match worth a watch but its not a must see.

Sammy Lee (Tiger Mask) vs Johnny England 81-02-14




This was the other match that i watched today, much better then the first match the action runs much smoother with some nice grappling mixed in with Sammy doing the more flasher moves with a few flips here and there and some kicks.

Match ends in a count out when Johnny England walks out.

A good watch I really enjoyed this. Anyone know anything about Johnny England? first match of his I'v seen really got into him.

Also what happened to the Discussion Thread Sticky that was on here I came on one day and it was gone?
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World of Sport Wrestler of the Day: Zoltan Boscik




Jon Cortez vs Zoltan Boscik, (4/14/71)

Excellent wrestling match here. Not quite the clash in characters and overly explored story dominating the match like we were treated to in Grey vs Myers, but they do a terrific job working a constantly momentum turning match and mixing in some sensational escapes and counter wrestling to boot. Boscik is a really silky smooth wrestler and he makes some intricate escapes here look effortless, Cortez himself is a phenom in athleticism and grappling and he's more than up to task here with some never before seen escapes to traditional holds and always trying to hang with Boscik whether its on the mat or in some brief but heated flurries of strikes. Boscik does a good job at making the match a bit more heated and contested by the third round with a more ruthless demeanour when he seizes an opportunity, and Cortez sells the slow bubbling frustration very nicely. Finish is outstanding.
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:22 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Clay Thomson vs Reg Trood, (12/30/72}

Excellent wrestling match with some tremendous intensity which really added to a lot of the holds and viciousness in which they were applied. Thomson is a truly unique wrestler and watching this makes me want to revisit his match vs Alan Sarjeant which blew me away the first time I saw it. His selling in the first round of a leg scissor hold is stupendous, you can hear him violently coughing and it plays into the next couple of rounds with Thomson looking cagey when locking up with Trood and constantly having to find ways to escape headlock and leg lock submissions. Thomson eventally incurs a public warning for his second refusal to break appropriately when he finally gains the advantage by targeting the taped up leg of Trood (really liked how he seemed to respectfully stay away from the leg until it became clear he was in trouble and because his bubbling frustration from the earlier holds was causing him to lose his cool) which he does so with some painful looking holds. Both men do a very good job as well at breaking up the grappling with some quickfire rope exchanges and Thomson's growing frustration which surfaces at numerous key moments in the match (refusing to accept a handshake to escape a submission he's tied up in) really adds to each rope exchange with him focusing on some aggressive throws and headbutts. Actual finish was well done with Thomson slowly making Trood's weakened leg the focus of his attack and slowly gaining a seemingly unstoppable advantage, then taking the contest to the ropes and having a crucial counter up his sleeve to set up a flash pin for the victory.

Really well done WOS 'intense' grappling match, with Thomson's growing frustration and distain towards Trood's holds providing for some story to add to the already stellar wrestling.
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Segunda, Do you know where I can find a link for the complete French match? I read the finish on a blog and I'd assume footage does exist; it's just the Youtube video that's incomplete.
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Just a little bump as there was a documentary on the golden age of British wrestling on bbc4 last night, missed it myself and cant get the bbc player here but im sure itll end up on youtube at some point.
here it is for uk people
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode..._and_Grannies/

Its more about the popularity rather than the grappling but looks interesting anyway, anyone see it?
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Just a little bump as there was a documentary on the golden age of British wrestling on bbc4 last night, missed it myself and cant get the bbc player here but im sure itll end up on youtube at some point.
here it is for uk people
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode..._and_Grannies/

Its more about the popularity rather than the grappling but looks interesting anyway, anyone see it?
Yep i was really good and well worth a watch. I'd be interested to see more of the anything goes wrestling that was on early. Some of it looked brutal.
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Will check that out at some stage.

I've been a total goofball in letting this slide away for close to two months. Was actually convincing myself I'd watch some stuff this week and post some thoughts in here, glad to see this got bumped in time to remind me and motivate me. I'll probably cover some Johnny Saint matches, since he's a guy many are familiar with/think of when World of Sport gets discussed. The famous January 1980 match vs Steve Grey will definitely be covered.
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Just a little bump as there was a documentary on the golden age of British wrestling on bbc4 last night, missed it myself and cant get the bbc player here but im sure itll end up on youtube at some point.
here it is for uk people
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode..._and_Grannies/

Its more about the popularity rather than the grappling but looks interesting anyway, anyone see it?
Missed this last night thought it was on channel 4, cheers for the link going to give it a watch sometime tomorrow, might get back into watch world of sports in the new year as well not watched any since this thread died.
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Sorry for the double post but I just remembered something I'v been meaning to ask for months now. Does anyone have any clips or know much about Finlays time in Germany in the 90's, I'v heard him and Regal talk about their time in Germany in a few times but never seen any of the matches or know much about what they did there. If anyone knows anything Id like to hear about it.
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