Archive for the ‘Photo Gallery’ Category

Inside Matt Hardy’s head – yday at APW in S.F., CA (‘attacks’ Photog Lano@ringside after his match too…)


– Dr. Mike Lano

At both APW vendor times for the boys,  Matt spent quality time with fans, and even though the assistant/handler wanted him to speed the fans along faster, Matt wouldn’t hear of it.  He seemed to get pleasure in the fact everyone who paid for an 8 x 10, a photo op taken on their cell, Hardy shirts, all his cool catchphraises on plastic wristbands and that he had one of the largest fan lines to buy merch of any APW visitor last Friday night at their 20th annual All Pro Wrestling Halloween Hell show near SF’s Cow Palace.

 

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Just Rememberin’ Some Righteous Brothers (and Sisters)


– Dr. Mike Lano

I recently wrote about remembering some of our great sisters and brothers in the biz.  One of the greatest characters on the “distaff” side (I’ve never looked up what that means but I’m guessing female of course) actually three of the greatest characters used to come each year to our Cauliflower Alley Events.  The Great Penny Banner who was also a pop culture icon, dated Elvis and did so many other things besides take all the gold at the Senior Olympics events she participated in, was one of our long-time CAC board members.  And just the nicest person one could ever meet.  She and fellow female grappling pal in Ida Mae Martinez used to duet doing karaoke any chance they got and not just CAC but Gulf Coast Reunion, Dean Silverstone’s Seattle, West Coast weekends, Red Bastien’s Dallas, TX Shoot Out annual events, Upstate NY Ilio DiPaolo annual reunion and more.  Really miss Penny who had a heart of gold.

 

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Remembering Mr. Fuji, Photo Gallery

Photos by Dr. Mike Lano, article by Karen Belcher

 

Dr. Mike Lano remembers Mr. Fuji with a gallery of his favorite photos of the legendary wrestler and manager.

 

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Cauliflower Alley Club 2016 Reunion 4/11 – 4/13 Update

– Article & photos by Paul Stratoti

 

The Cauliflower Alley Club will present its 51st Reunion on April 11-13, 2016 in Las Vegas, NV.  It will be a great week full of wonderful memories.

The CAC will continue its tradition of honoring the very best in professional wrestling, boxing, and the silver screen.

Check this page here for special award announcements!

 

– Official CAC Reunion Announcement

 

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Heidi Lovelace Seeks Longest Tenure As AIW Women’s Champ!


Article & photos by Paul Stratoti

 

Don’t Feed Me After Midnight took place on a blizzard February 12, 2016, at Our Lady Of Mt. Carmel where the opening match was a Six Way Match where Eddie Kingston def Frankie Flynn, Space Monkey, Joshua Singh, Brian Carson, and Britt Baker after hitting Flynn with a low blow and help from The Duke.

 

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Absolute Intense Wrestling: Don’t Feed Us After Midnight Results & Photos

– Article & photos by Paul Stratoti

 

Following Absolute Intense Wresling’s Don’t Feed Us After Midnight those of us in attendance braved Cleveland’s first near blizzard of the winter to make it home safely following an outstanding performance by those who were not stranded or unable to make it. Even Britt Baker raised the bar by volunteering to tear down the ring following the night’s card. I struggled with the thought of taking a picture or two of her doing so, and now I’m sorry that I didn’t, as it would be evidence of her outstanding commitment to her promotions.

 

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Kamala’s Kickstarter Campaign Successful – You Can Buy His Book

– Article & photos by Paul Stratoti

 

Mr. James Harris (aka the Ugandan Giant Kamala) debuted in 1982 in the Memphis territory and was introduced by 2016 George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame inductee JJ Dillon as the biggest threat to the career Jerry “the King” Lawler who is a WWE Hall of Famer and this year’s presenter to Lance Russell of the 2016 Cauliflower Alley Club’s Announcer’s Award.

 

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The CAC 2016 Reunion Is Coming 4/11 – 4/13

- Article by Paul Stratoti

 

You never know who you will be sitting with during a CAC banquet as that is one of the many unique aspects of our annual events

 

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Bob Leonard Will Be Missed

Article & photos by Paul Stratoti

 

We at Pro Wrestling Digest hereby offer condolences to the Leonard family as we announce the passing of 74 year old Bob Leonard, who began his wrestling career as a photographer and served our community as Cauliflower Alley Club honoree and Executive Board member.

 

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Diametric Opposites
Remembering Nick Bockwinkel and Don Fargo


– Article & photos by Dr. Mike Lano

Sorry guys for being late with some personal thoughts on these two greats of the industry.

 

It’s been very hard to process Nick’s Alzheimer’s the past few years, let alone losing him the other day with Donny the week prior.

 

Both great in their own way but complete opposites.

 

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