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Bearcat Wright
Edward Wright (January 13, 1932 – August 28, 1982) was an American professional wrestler who became popular in the late 1950s and 1960s. Despite racial tension in the United States, he became wildly popular as a babyface. Wrestling in either singles competition or in tag team competition (often matched with Bobo Brazil), thousands of fans would pack arenas to see him.[1] He was the son of boxer Ed "Bearcat" Wright, and had an 8-0 record as a professional boxer himself in the early 1950s, boxing as " Bearcat Wright Jr." The Arizona Wrestling Legends website says, "He was seen in Australia, in Canada, throughout the south, in the midwest, in Texas, always winning the support of the fans as he battled the likes of The Sheik, Johnny Valentine
Johnny Valentine
and Kinji Shibuya
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Professional Wrestling
Professional wrestling
Professional wrestling
(often shortened to pro wrestling or simply wrestling) is a form of sports entertainment[1][2][3] and performance art which combines athletics with theatrical performance.[4] It takes the form of events, held by touring companies, which mimic a title match combat sport. The unique form of sport portrayed is fundamentally based on classical and "catch" wrestling, with modern additions of striking attacks, strength-based holds and throws and acrobatic maneuvers, much of these derive from the influence of various international martial arts
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Championship Wrestling From Florida
Championship Wrestling from Florida (CWF) was the corporate and brand name of the Tampa, Florida
Tampa, Florida
wrestling office[1] existing from 1961, when Eddie Graham
Eddie Graham
first bought into the promotion, until 1987, when it closed down. It is also referred to as Florida Championship Wrestling. When Mike Graham tried a return to promoting, the rights to the name had been acquired by an outside party, forcing him to use another name, Florida Championship Wrestling.Contents1 History1.1 Founding 1.2 Notable stars/alumni 1.3 Life after Eddie Graham's suicide 1.4 Television programs and tape library 1.5 NWA championship wrestling From Florida Wrestlers2 Defunct championships 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksHistory[edit] Founding[edit] The original owner and promoter was "Cowboy" Clarence P
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World Championship Wrestling (Australia)
World Championship Wrestling
World Championship Wrestling
was an Australian professional wrestling promotion that ran from 1964 until 1978.Contents1 History 2 Roster 3 Championships 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit] The promotion gained publicity through television programs on the Nine Network which were presented at noon on Saturdays and Sundays. An average of 6,500 people attended in the first three months of the promotion's existence, a crowd of 8,000 attended a show on 7 November in Melbourne
Melbourne
when the first title change in the new promotion took place as Dominic De Nucci defeated Killer Kowalski
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Gene LeBell
Ivan Gene LeBell (born October 9, 1932) is an American martial artist, instructor, stunt performer, and professional wrestler born in Los Angeles, California. LeBell has also worked on over 1,000 films and TV shows[1] and has authored 12 books.[2] In 2000, the United States Ju-Jitsu Federation (USJJF) promoted him to 9th Dan in jujitsu and taihojutsu. On August 7, 2004, the World Martial Arts Masters Association promoted LeBell to 10th Degree and in February 2005, he was promoted to 9th Dan in Traditional Judo
Judo
by the USJJF.[3]Contents1 Early life 2 Career2.1 Match with Milo Savage 2.2 After retiring 2.3 Television and film work 2.4 Teaching3 Works 4 Championships and accomplishments4.1 Judo 4.2 Professional wrestling5 References 6 Books 7 External linksEarly life[edit] Ivan Gene Lebell was born in Los Angeles, California
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Big Time Wrestling (San Francisco)
Big Time Wrestling (also known as the American Wrestling Alliance or National All-Star Wrestling) was a professional wrestling promotion headquartered in San Francisco, California
California
in the United States.[2][6] Founded by "Professor" Roy Shire (1921–1992) in 1960, the promotion emerged as one of the most profitable in the United States
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Whipper Billy Watson
William John Potts, OOnt (June 25, 1915 – February 4, 1990) was a Canadian professional wrestler best known by his ring name "Whipper" Billy Watson, and was a two-time world heavyweight wrestling champion.Contents1 Early life 2 Professional wrestling
Professional wrestling
career2.1 Exposure to wrestling 2.2 Star attraction at Maple Leaf Gardens 2.3 Championship runs 2.4 The end of the road3 Politics 4 In wrestling 5 Championships and accomplishments 6 References 7 External linksEarly life[edit] Watson was born in 1915 in East York, Ontario[1] (now part of Toronto) to an English born father, John Potts and a Canadian born mother, Alice Mary Wilken.[1] Watson began wrestling in Toronto under his real name
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WWE
World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., doing business as WWE, is an American integrated media and entertainment company[10][11] that primarily is known for professional wrestling, but has also branched out into other fields over the years, including movies, real estate, and various other business ventures. WWE
WWE
also refers to the professional wrestling promotion itself, founded by Jess McMahon
Jess McMahon
and Toots Mondt
Toots Mondt
in 1952 as Capitol Wrestling Corporation Ltd. As of 2018, it is the largest wrestling promotion in the world, holding over 500 events a year (with the roster divided up into various globally traveling brands),[12] and is available to about 36 million viewers in more than 150 countries
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Los Angeles, California
Los AngelesCSA Los Angeles-Long BeachMSA Los Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimPueblo September 4, 1781[3]City status May 23, 1835[4]Incorporated April 4, 1850[5]Named for Our Lady, Queen of the AngelsGovernment • Type Mayor-Council-Commission[6] • Body Los Angeles
Los Angeles
City Council • Mayor Eric Garcetti[7] • City Attorney Mike Feuer[7] • City Controller Ron Galperin[7]Area[8] • City in California 502.76 sq m
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Wayback Machine
The Wayback Machine
Wayback Machine
is a digital archive of the World Wide Web
World Wide Web
and other information on the Internet
Internet
created by the Internet
Internet
Archive, a nonprofit organization, based in San Francisco, California, United States.Contents1 History 2 Technical details2.1 Storage capabilities 2.2 Growth 2.3 Website exclusion policy2.3.1 Oakland Archive
Archive
Policy3 Uses3.1 In legal evidence3.1.1 Civil litigation3.1.1.1 Netbula LLC v. Chordiant Software Inc. 3.1.1.2 Telewizja Polska3.1.2 Patent law 3.1.3 Limitations of utility4 Legal status 5 Archived content legal issues5.1 Scientology 5.2 Healthcare Advocates, Inc. 5.3 Suzanne Shell 5.4 Daniel Davydiuk6 Censorship and other threats 7 See also 8 References 9 External linksHistory[edit]This section needs additional citations for verification
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Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia
District of Columbia
and commonly referred to as Washington or D.C., is the capital of the United States of America.[4] Founded after the American Revolution
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Pacific Northwest Wrestling
Pacific Northwest Wrestling
Wrestling
(PNW) (also known as Big Time Wrestling and Portland Wrestling) is the common name used to refer to several different professional wrestling companies, both past and present, based in Portland, Oregon, United States. The first such company (that would later become Portland Wrestling) was founded by Herb Owen in 1925.[1] It was the Northwest territory[2] of the National Wrestling Alliance from the Alliance's inception in 1948 until 1992.[3] The area was brought to its prime by Herb's son, Don Owen, and this version of Pacific Northwest Wrestling
Wrestling
saw many of the top names in the business come through on a regular basis. The Pacific Northwest was considered one of the main pro wrestling territories from the 1960s to the 1980s. Portland Wrestling
Wrestling
was forced to close its doors in July 1992
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Martin Luther King, Jr.
CampaignsMontgomery bus boycott Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom Youth March for Integrated Schools Albany Movement Birmingham campaign Walk to Freedom March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom St. Augustine movement Selma to Montgomery marches Chicago
Chicago
Open Housing Movement March Against Fear Memphis sanitation strike Poor People's CampaignDeath and memorialAssassination American federal holiday National memorial National Historical Parkv t eMartin Luther King
King
Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his death in 1968
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Kinji Shibuya
Robert "Kinji" Shibuya (May 16, 1921 – May 3, 2010) was an American professional wrestler and actor.Contents1 Professional wrestling
Professional wrestling
career 2 Personal life 3 Championships and accomplishments 4 References 5 External links Professional wrestling
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Ring Name
A ring name is a name assumed for professional purposes by a professional wrestler, martial artist or boxer.Contents1 Wrestling 2 Boxing 3 Oriental martial arts 4 Global use 5 In fiction 6 References 7 External linksWrestling[edit]This section does not cite any sources. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed
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NWA All-Star Wrestling
NWA All Star Wrestling
All Star Wrestling
is a former Canadian professional wrestling promotion, based in Vancouver, British Columbia.Contents1 History1.1 Early history 1.2 Kiniski/Kovacs era (1968-1977) 1.3 Al Tomko era (1977-1989)2 Alumni 3 Championships3.1 NWA-sanctioned championships 3.2 UWA-sanctioned championships4 See also 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit] Early history[edit] Although other wrestling promotions existed in Vancouver
Vancouver
prior to the early 1960s (particularly a predecessor of All Star's called Big Time Wrestling), All Star (an affiliate of the National Wrestling Alliance for most of its existence) became the longest-lived and perhaps best-remembered of all promotions operating in the Vancouver
Vancouver
area before or since
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