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As the title of this topic suggests, I'm attempting to make a list of which countries have known professional wrestling footage from before the year 1970. I'll be using this post to list every country I come across where footage is known to exist so it's easier for those interested to locate them. Anytime anything new is added I'll also leave a reply for the same reason. Below is a list of the countries that I know for sure have some existing footage, next to each one, as a reference guide, I've written in bold the kind of footage that is currently available: 

- Argentina (newsreel clips / silent film-reel clips).
- Australia (film-reel clips / newsreel clips / silent film-reel clips / television).
- Austria (newsreel clips / silent film-reel clips).
- Canada.
- Czechoslovakia.
- Finland.
- France.
- Germany.
- Greece.
- Ireland.
- Italy.
- Japan.
- Mexico.
- New Zealand.
- Rhodesia.
- Russia.
- South Africa.
- Spain.
- Sweden.
- Switzerland.
- United Kingdom.
- United States.

If anyone knows of any countries or any available footage I'm missing from the list then please let me know!

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Argentina had the titans en el ring; not sure when that started 

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What is the Iraq footage consist of?

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Franchise wrote: Argentina had the titans en el ring; not sure when that started
It started in 1962. According to Martin Karadagián's daughter Paulina, the only pre-1970 Argentinian pro-wrestling footage that is known to exist is a handful of newsreels. She also said there's no surviving Titanes en el Ring footage till the 1970s either.

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carpetbeggar wrote: What is the Iraq footage consist of?
I've decided to remove Iraq from the list of countries in the first post, I believe the 3 matches that are known to exist, that I originally thought were from the late 1960s, are more likely from the very early 1970s, therefore they don't actually fit the criteria of this topic. They are:

- John Lees -vs- Adnan Al-Kaissie (Iraq - 1970s).
- Ian Campbell -vs- Adnan Al-Kaissie (Baghdad - 1970s).
- Ian Campbell -vs- Adnan Al-Kaissie (Karbala- 1970s).

One of them can be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvkjdROsoE4JkN2PubtJJwQ/videos

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I clicked on the Iraq link and got thumbnails for many non wrestling related videos. Can you link matches directly?

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tamalie wrote: I clicked on the Iraq link and got thumbnails for many non wrestling related videos. Can you link matches directly?
That link does have 1 match on it amongst the non-wrestling videos. Anyway, here is what I know of so far:

- Adnan Al-Kaissie -vs- Ian Campbell (Baghdad - 1970s).

part one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBfeyywcJLI&t=2s
part two: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmbZObJhXqg&t=30s
part three: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eS-COqhluFI
part four: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7bEmJOqAcM
part five: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gmfcnRwD0o
part six: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yeqh79dX0rc

- Ian Campbell -vs- Adnan Al-Kaissie (Karbala - 1970s).

part one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTTKLZAlX-w&t=19s
part two: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s67-Q5opEmQ
part three: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32IUnQDRefo&t=22s
part four: apprears to be missing.
part five: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdB_kJIsuUI

- John Lees -vs- Adnan Al-Kaissie (Iraq - 1970s).

part one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mei2d8Ad4PE
part two: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3r7sJReVFsc
part three: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7fp38ESzOc
part four: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hbk4rTERR00

Enjoy!

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UPDATE: Over the coming weeks, as well as trying to list every country that has pre-1970 footage that's known to exist, as a reference tool, I'm going to be attempting to list the kind of footage that exists next to each country too, I'll continue to use the first post for the main list and will still leave a reply whenever anything new is added as before. So far Argentina, Australia and Austria have been updated, the rest are a work-in-progress. If anyone knows of any countries or any available footage I'm missing from the list then please let me know!

Last edited on Mon Mar 23rd, 2020 03:20 pm by legace



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