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 Posted: Mon Mar 3rd, 2014 10:09 pm
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From Billy's FB page entitled scientific wrestling,

"I am unbelievably sad to report that my very good friend Billy Robinson passed away today. I hadn't heard from him in days so I contacted his apartment complex to check in on him. When I called back for a progress report the apartment manager put the police on the phone, it seems he passed peacefully in his sleep. He was a lion of a man, bigger than life in so many ways, my wife and I named our youngest son, Lliam in his honor. You will be sorely missed, my friend. Thank you so much for living the life you did."




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Big RIP. Helluva wrestler and I enjoyed watching him a ton growing up.

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The best scientific wrestler I ever saw.



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What a great wrestler he was. Still remember walking out of Comiskey in 1974 with everyone talking about how Robinson should be the AWA champion. RIP Billy.

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R.I.P. to probably the greatest British wrestler of all-time.



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RIP. I still don't get why he didn't get a run with the belt.



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I remember seeing Robinson's run as a heel in Montreal in the early 1980's when he feuded with Rick Martel and Dino Bravo over the International Heavyweight title.



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Surprised nobody has asked where Verne Gagne was when this happened...



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Superstar wrote: Surprised nobody has asked where Verne Gagne was when this happened...
Because we all know that Verne could never take Robinson in a shoot.



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The only time I ever saw Robinson was in His short stint in Mid-Atlantic around 1982. He seemed to be bored and was toying with people.



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RIP. As a kid I was always amazed at his wrestling ability. I remember at the AWA Hall of Fame they had a film of the Gagne-Robinson match. I'd rather watch that than any of the crap they have today.

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met him once but we actually hung out a bunch a few years ago at the NWA Fan Fest,  R.I.P. Billy Robinson

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RIP. I only remember him from the Apter mags. Will look up some of his stuff on You Tube.

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Dory Funk Jr. on the Passing of Billy Robinson

I was terribly shocked and saddened to hear the news yesterday of the passing of Billy Robinson. Following is only one of many experiences with Billy Robinson.

Calgary Stampede July of 1969 NWA World Championship Match Myself and Billy Robinson - We rode in the parade, Billy, His Wife and I on the back of an open Cadillac Convertible with the top down. Would you have thought it unusual for 2 professional wrestlers going to face each other for the World Championship riding through the streets of Calgary in a parade together?

The credibility of Billy Robinson and his wrestling skills made it the natural thing to do. In front of us was the ring being pulled by a tractor with all the rest of the wrestlers in the ring. Of course right in front of the grandstand, the ring did break down holding up the entire parade. The convertible easily made its' way around the ring full of wrestlers and to the finish line.

It was totally acceptable to the wrestling fans for Billy and I to be together even though we were wrestling against each other that week in the Main Event.

I was in the Calgary Territory (Promoter Stu Hart) for 8 days. I wrestled Billy Friday to a 1 hour draw in Calgary to set up the return for the following Friday. (Billy and Myself) Saturday in Edmonton we wrestled to a 1 hour draw and the same in Regina, Saskatoon, Lethbridge and somewhere else on Thursday and back in Calgary for the return match for the NWA World Championship Friday and yes you guessed it a 1 hour time limit draw. All matches drew capacity houses.

I will never forget the trip from Saskatoon back to Calgary. Billy and I made the trip in the booker Dave Rhule’s car. He had a clogged fuel filter and Dave’s car would speed up to 80 miles per hour and back down to 20 miles an hour then back to 60 and back to 30. Dave had a case of Canadian Beer and one cassette tape that he played over and over, Merle Haggard’s Okie from Muskogee. We arrived in Calgary at 9:00am with a show that night.

That week with Billy Robinson was a learning experience in a different style of wrestling. Not amateur style but shoot style, Billy was for real mentally and physically as tough as they come, like a champion should be and that helped me tremendously through my next 4 years as NWA World Champion.

My thanks and appreciation to Billy Robinson, a friend I will remember and cherish the time we were able to spend together.

My condolences to the family of Billy Robinson.

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http://www.dory-funk.com/bt-20.html



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