WowBB Forums Home 
Home Search search Menu menu Not logged in - Login | Register
WowBB Forums > Sports And Wrestling > Pro Wrestling > Who Is/Was The Greatest Wrestler From Your Hometown?

 Moderated by: Ron, brodiescomics, beejmi Page:  First Page Previous Page  1  2  3  Next Page Last Page  
New Topic Reply Printer Friendly
Who Is/Was The Greatest Wrestler From Your Hometown?  Rating:  Rating
AuthorPost
 Posted: Wed Mar 26th, 2014 07:53 pm
  PM Quote Reply
16th Post
Principal_Raditch



Joined: Mon Feb 18th, 2008
Location:  
Posts: 7521
Status: 
Online
Mana: 
Toronto - Nick Decarlo. Honorable Mention Bob and Joe Marcus.

Last edited on Wed Mar 26th, 2014 07:54 pm by Principal_Raditch

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Wed Mar 26th, 2014 07:55 pm
  PM Quote Reply
17th Post
srossi
HALL OF FAMER
 

Joined: Sun Oct 14th, 2007
Location: New York USA
Posts: 57485
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
Principal_Raditch wrote: Toronto - Nick Decarlo.
My favorite early-'80s WWF jobber.



____________________
This thread was great before AA ruined it.
Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Wed Mar 26th, 2014 08:36 pm
  PM Quote Reply
18th Post
victhestick



Joined: Mon Apr 27th, 2009
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA
Posts: 2489
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
Da Crusher



____________________
If it's and buts were candy and nuts, Americans would be even fatter.
Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Wed Mar 26th, 2014 10:07 pm
  PM Quote Reply
19th Post
El Olympico



Joined: Thu Feb 28th, 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 496
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
D-Von Dudley

Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Wed Mar 26th, 2014 10:09 pm
  PM Quote Reply
20th Post
chrob61



Joined: Thu Nov 18th, 2010
Location: Michigan USA
Posts: 2370
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
George "The Animal" Steele

More recent- Sabu, Motor City Machine Guns (Sabin & Shelley)

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Wed Mar 26th, 2014 10:42 pm
  PM Quote Reply
21st Post
JB5



Joined: Mon Oct 15th, 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 1018
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
Johnny Swinger



____________________
Some people are born on third base but go through life thinking they hit a Triple- Barry Switzer.
Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Wed Mar 26th, 2014 10:52 pm
  PM Quote Reply
22nd Post
cheapseats



Joined: Thu Jul 8th, 2010
Location: Eastern Panhandle , West Virginia USA
Posts: 1190
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
Jerry Lawler



____________________
Never said that I could 100 % substantiate it. And convincing you 100 % is not a concern of mine.
Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Thu Mar 27th, 2014 12:08 am
  PM Quote Reply
23rd Post
Matt Farmer

 

Joined: Fri Jun 3rd, 2011
Location: Seattle, Washington USA
Posts: 743
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
For me it was probably longtime NWA World Light Heavyweight Champion Frank Stojack. He lived a few streets away from my grandfather.

More recently would probably be Jack Evans (AAA). We went to the same high school, but he was a few years younger. He broke in with a promotion I was working with. We wrestled a few times and I always felt like I was going to hurt or break him because he's so flexible!



____________________
to email me: inferno4l@hotmail.com
Follow on Twitter: @mattfarmer93
Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Thu Mar 27th, 2014 02:03 am
  PM Quote Reply
24th Post
beejmi
THE BIG KAHUNA


Joined: Sat Oct 13th, 2007
Location: Philly
Posts: 47667
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
lobo316 wrote: beejmi wrote: Philly here. All I can think of is SD Jones. Must be someone better.


 

No love for Chief Jay Strongbow ?

Nowhere near "Pawhuska, Oklahoma"

Was Joe Scarpa from Philly?

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Thu Mar 27th, 2014 02:22 am
  PM Quote Reply
25th Post
lobo316



Joined: Sun Oct 14th, 2007
Location: Raptorville
Posts: 46063
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
beejmi wrote: lobo316 wrote: beejmi wrote: Philly here. All I can think of is SD Jones. Must be someone better.


 

No love for Chief Jay Strongbow ?

Nowhere near "Pawhuska, Oklahoma"

Was Joe Scarpa from Philly?



 

According to the NY Times

 

 

Joe Scarpa, who became one of the best-known professional wrestlers of the 1970s and ’80s after he took on the persona of Chief Jay Strongbow, an American Indian whose war dance foretold the downfall of many opponents, died on Tuesday.

A family member confirmed his death, but declined to say where he died or provide a cause. His age was variously listed as 79 or 83.

Scarpa, who lived in Griffin, Ga., was at least 6 feet tall and weighed about 250 pounds. At his peak, he performed before roaring crowds at Madison Square Garden and other arenas in contests televised throughout the Northeast.

He joined the National Wrestling Alliance in 1947 as Joltin’ Joe Scarpa and wrestled in the South in the 1950s, sometimes billed as Joe Scarpa, also known as the Rebel. He began winning tag team and individual titles in the 1960s.

Scarpa put on his feathered headdress in 1970 and joined Vincent McMahon’s World Wide Wrestling Federation as Chief Jay Strongbow, becoming one of many wrestlers who performed as ethnic caricatures in the 1970s and ’80s; the Iron Sheik and Mr. Fuji were among the others.

Scarpa, an Italian-American, bought into the role. In addition to his sleeper hold — a choke hold that appeared to render an opponent unconscious — he used signature moves like the tomahawk chop and the Indian death lock against stars like Greg Valentine, known as the Hammer.

Scarpa won the world tag team championship four times, twice with Jules Strongbow, who was billed as his brother. (He had previously wrestled as Frank Hill.) Scarpa was inducted into the World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame in 1994.

Joseph Luke Scarpa was born in Philadelphia. He is survived by his wife, Mary; a son, Mark, who wrestled as Mark Young; and a grandson.

After Scarpa retired from wrestling in 1985, he spent some years as a road agent, helping backstage and mentoring young wrestlers, among them Christopher Chavis, a member of the American Indian Lumbee Tribe, who wrestled as Tatanka.

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/06/sports/joe-scarpa-who-gained-wrestling-fame-as-chief-jay-strongbow-dies.html?_r=0

Last edited on Thu Mar 27th, 2014 02:37 am by lobo316

Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Thu Mar 27th, 2014 02:41 am
  PM Quote Reply
26th Post
Benlen



Joined: Sun Oct 21st, 2007
Location: Milpitas, California USA
Posts: 14468
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
Ray Stevens. When he was a face he was billed from San Francisco. When he was a heel be was from New York



____________________
Only thing harder than achieving excellence is maintaining it.
Dream Well. It may come true.

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Thu Mar 27th, 2014 04:32 am
  PM Quote Reply
27th Post
yellowdog



Joined: Fri Mar 5th, 2010
Location: New Bern, North Carolina USA
Posts: 3825
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
None really but, I grew up in Bangor, Maine and Moosehead, Maine was about two hours away so I guess Moose Cholak!



____________________
"It's a Dog Eat Dog World"
Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Thu Mar 27th, 2014 05:17 am
  PM Quote Reply
28th Post
HarryG
HALL OF FAMER


Joined: Sat Jun 28th, 2008
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado USA
Posts: 2019
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
HHH



____________________
Trying to find my way back....
Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Thu Mar 27th, 2014 05:47 am
  PM Quote Reply
29th Post
broke



Joined: Tue Jan 22nd, 2008
Location: Bolton, ON
Posts: 3412
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
Dan Kroffat. Im probably 5th or so.



____________________
Comic Saaaaaannnsss
Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Thu Mar 27th, 2014 07:04 am
  PM Quote Reply
30th Post
Cory17



Joined: Sat Oct 20th, 2007
Location:  
Posts: 815
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
Some guy who killed his wife and child.



____________________
"Santa with Muscles" is getting great reviews. Gotcha! Actually the reviews are terrible. - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter [11/96]
Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

Current time is 05:58 am Page:  First Page Previous Page  1  2  3  Next Page Last Page    
WowBB Forums > Sports And Wrestling > Pro Wrestling > Who Is/Was The Greatest Wrestler From Your Hometown? Top




UltraBB 1.172 Copyright © 2007-2013 Data 1 Systems