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Wrestling pioneer dies

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Flash, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. Flash

    Flash Guest

    You have to be a big old-time wrestling fan to recognize this name. Maybe some will.

    http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/story.html?id=680f4df2-cada-4554-b2b1-38321d900ad2

    Wrestling 'villain' Kamata dead at 70
    Daryl Slade, Calgary Herald
    Published: Friday, July 27, 2007

    McRonald (Tor) Kamata was the perpetual bad guy, readily booed in his famous long-standing feuds with the likes of Cowboy Dan Kroffatt and Abdulluah the Butcher in

    the heyday of Stampede Wrestling in the 1970s.

    But Kamata, an international star who died on Monday in Saskatoon at age 70, was every bit as popular outside the ring with professional wrestling fans and one of the most colourful and witty characters ever in the sport.
     
  2. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Thank goodness he lived to a semi-old age.
     
  3. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    That's what relatively clean living and a lack of performance-enhancing drugs will do for a man.
     
  4. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Hey Gene Kiniski, Canada's greatest athlete (pre-Iron Mike Sharpe anyway), is still going strong in his 80s.
     
  5. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    Imagine what Kiniski could have done with a broken arm.
     
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