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Ricky Jackson

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About Ricky Jackson

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    The Only 5 Time Champion
  • Birthday 07/27/1977

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    The Vancouver Territory

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  1. Ricky Jackson

    WWE Hall of Fame 2020

    Yeah, I was thinking that may have had something to do with it, but usually if the star was big enough (Mascaras, Bruno of course, likely others) any political issues would be ignored anyway
  2. Ricky Jackson

    WWE Hall of Fame 2020

    Sheik had a run with Bruno in 68, it didnt draw particularly great (but nothing in the territory really did at the time), and, as I mentioned, he was also involved in a mini riot at MSG in early 69. I've read that soured Vince Sr on too much blood and craziness in matches. The Sheik was a HUGE draw in the early 70s and Vince Sr only used him for (I think) one match against Pedro in Boston, with no TV appearances. He didnt work the territory during Bruno's second run with the strap
  3. Ricky Jackson

    WWE Hall of Fame 2020

    Like I wrote, I think one of the main hold-ups was Vince Sr didn't like Abby's blood-in-every-match gimmick. When it came to blood, 70s WWWF was conservative compared to a lot of other territories
  4. Ricky Jackson

    WWE Hall of Fame 2020

    Pretty sure Abby didnt work WWWF proper. The Buffalo date would be for the old NWF that ran the city for decades. Not sure about the Baltimore date but it would've been strange to bring Abby in for just one shot, and not even at MSG. I think one of the reasons he never got a run against Bruno, Pedro or Bob was Vince Sr was a little wary of using hardcore blood gimmick wrestlers after the Sheik caused a mini riot in 1969 at MSG, although Sheik did work Boston against Pedro in 72, so who knows. Can't see Abby turning down a chance to work on top in NYC, so it would seem like the hold up was on Vince Sr's end Edit: those Baltimore dates in 75 are interesting because they appear to be WWWF cards with Bruno on top. Wonder what the story is there. Buffalo show is definitely NWF looking at the card
  5. Ricky Jackson

    WWE Hall of Fame 2020

    Yeah, that's interesting Fritz never worked for WWWF considering his standing as a top heel in the 60s. His "brother" Waldo was one of Bruno's main foes over the years. Looks like the closest Fritz ever got was working for Vince Sr's rival New York promoter Kola Kwariani around 1959. By the 70s he was promoting in Dallas and not really in position to do a run in another territory. David and Kevin had one shots at MSG
  6. Ricky Jackson

    Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

    Ok, cool. I was asking more for those who like to keep match discussion up to date rather than for myself. Tbh, I haven't seen a single match this month since I've been traveling and mostly without wi fi lol
  7. Ricky Jackson

    Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

    Can one of the mods please start a February match discussion folder
  8. Ricky Jackson

    Under-the-radar wrestling book recommendations

    For those interested in the history of 50s-70s wrestling, I just started the Gene Kiniski bio by Steve Verrier (who also wrote a pretty good history of Pacific NW wrestling) and it's really well researched and really good
  9. Ricky Jackson

    World Cast: A WCCW Review

    I'm without consistent wi fi until sometime in March. We'll be back eventually
  10. Ricky Jackson

    WWE Royal Rumble 2020

    Main event was great but outside of Bryan being being awesome the rest of the show was pretty much a typical nothing WWE card
  11. Ricky Jackson

    Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

    Whoops, I meant "shouldn't"
  12. Ricky Jackson

    Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

    Should've used the accent above the "e" in the title of the Hercules Ayala RIP thread @Edwin
  13. Ricky Jackson

    My New Year's Revolution: The Rewatchening

    When I watched them all a few years back the one that really stood out besides the MSG match was from Boston Garden 3/5/88. Not sure how readily available it is these days but it's definitely a very good match and worth tracking down Edit: I see now that it's one of the Prime Time matches, 5/16/88
  14. Ricky Jackson

    AEW Dynamite - January 15, 2020

    Come on guys, I can't even watch this week (perhaps not for several weeks due to my present sans cable, sans wi fi situation) and I still have to make the thread?
  15. Ricky Jackson

    Grilling JR

    I've never listened to a Tony/Conrad pod. I know he's a WWF fanboy at heart, but Conrad really doesn't like 80s Crockett?