George Kennedy Biography Wiki

Promoter Profile – George Kennedy

George Kennedy Biography WikiPromoter extraordinaire George Washington Kendall was born on December 29, 1881. As a young man he trained as both an ice hockey player and an amateur wrestler. It would be wrestling that stuck though, as he excelled in the amateur ranks of Montreal, Canada. Moving onto the professional level at the turn of the 20th century it wouldn’t take him long to make a name for himself when on October 24, 1902, under the name of George Kennedy, he defeated Max Wiley for a version of the Lightweight Championship. I would assume it was a local version or it could possibly have been the Canadian version. (more…)

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Jack Curley Biography

Promoter Profile – Jack Curley

When we look at wrestling figures of the past, often it’s only the wrestlers or on-air personalities that get a mention. Somehow in the vast, figurative, library of professional wrestling history books the names of the men behind the scenes got placed on a top shelf resulting in hardly anyone ever taking them down. Rather, names like Lou Thesz, Frank Gotch, Gorgeous George, and Ed ‘Strangler’ Lewis are spouted frequently by those partially in the know, but these tremendous athletes couldn’t have accomplished what they did without someone there to arrange the events, finance the arenas, and publicize the upcoming stars. (more…)

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