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 Posted: Sat May 2nd, 2020 08:25 pm
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UPDATE: For those interested, after doing some extensive research I've discovered that the clips of Ted Boy Marino posted above weren't actually taken from Telecatch, they were in-fact taken from a feature-film he starred in called Dois Na Lona which was released in 1968, Telecatch ran until 1969 and it is acknowledged in the clips which is most likely where the confusion came from.

Also during my research, after viewing various documentary and news pieces on Marino, I've come to the conclusion that there is no actual pro-wrestling footage of him currently in circulation, every feature I've seen of him used the same Dois Na Lona clips as an example of him "in action", if there were anything else of him available surely it would have been dug-up by one of the producers of the documentaries/reports on him? That also says to me, because Marino was the biggest star on Telecatch, that there is no Telecatch footage in-general available either sadly.

I have however been told about some Brazilian newsreel clips that are certainly out there though so that's some good news at least. I've also come across a documentary on Brazilian pro-wrestling called Monstros Do Ringue. I haven't seen it yet myself but I have seen the trailer for it and can confirm there is some pre-1970 footage featured in it! Here is a link to the trailer, the footage I'm talking about starts at 0:23:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4cH2N0bf48