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 Posted: Wed Jun 11th, 2014 02:29 am
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I just saw Nikolai Volkoff at an Indy show. I don't have exact numbers but I am guessing he's been at it 50 years (close if not right there)

Just saw Mil Mascaras and terry Funk advertised for Tommy Dreamer's "House of Hardcore" and I am thinking they are both at 50 years and  if not close to it

My questions -- who 'today' has had the longest career ?

Who 'in the past' had the longest career?

How many members of the '50 Year Career' are there? Remember these guys tend to die off early.

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 Posted: Wed Jun 11th, 2014 03:01 am
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46 years for Volkoff. Bobo Brazil wrestled in the 50's
& hung up the tights in the 90's for a 40 + year career.
can't think of anyone wrestled for 50 years.
Maybe Gypsy Joe ?

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Terry Funk debuted in late 1965, so he's coming up for 49 years. Dory still gets in the ring now and then, and he debuted in January 1963, so he's past the 50 year mark.



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 Posted: Wed Jun 11th, 2014 11:03 am
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Mil Mascaras debuted in July of 65, so this'll be his 49th year too.

Famous rudo Cavernario Galindo wrestled in 7 decades, starting in 1938 and having his last match in 1992. He may have had at least one match in 1993 too. But that's a minimum of 54 years.



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Jimmy Valiant- just wrestled for Big Time Wrestling in Charleston at age 71.

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Buddy Rogers started in the '40s and was supposed to wrestle Buddy Landel in 1992, but the company went under and he wound up dying that year.  That would've been 6 decades, but I'm not sure when he actually wound up having his last match.



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Gypsy Joe?



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Thez debuted in 1932 and retired in 1979, although he did wrestle very occasionally until 1990.

Moolah and Mae Young also had 50+ year careers, even when you count Mae debuting in 1942, and not the kayfabe 1939.



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An easy guess would be Abdullah the Butcher



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Don Fargo, Sweet Daddy Siki, Billy Wicks, Arnold Skaaland, Ronnie Etchison, George Gordienko, Adrian Street, Ray Stevens, The Destroyer, Moolah, Dom DeNucci. Just a few names to explore...

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srossi wrote: Buddy Rogers started in the '40s and was supposed to wrestle Buddy Landel in 1992, but the company went under and he wound up dying that year.  That would've been 6 decades, but I'm not sure when he actually wound up having his last match.I thought Rogers worked some matches with Snuka in the mid-80s.

Another one would be Freddie Blassie, he debut around Thesz's time 1935 or so.  His last match being in 1985 or so in the cage with Lou Albano. Also didn't Blassie do a few shots in LA against Tolos in the early 80s, 1981 or so?

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Ray Stevens only lasted 42-43 yrs. I think the same with Patterson.



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How about Lord Littlebrook/



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lobo316 wrote: Bobo Brazil wrestled in the 50's
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