Grap­ple fans! Re­mem­ber the

THE DAYS OF MICK MCMANUS, JACKIE PALLO, GI­ANT HAYSTACKS, BIG DADDY AND MORE BROUGHT BACK HAPPY

Sunderland Echo - - Nostalgia -

For years, they were the favourites of Satur­day af­ter­noon tele­vi­sion.

Peo­ple of a cer­tain era will re­mem­ber sit­ting down to watch sport on ITV with Kent Wal­ton com­men­tat­ing on wrestling bouts.

And the house­hold names he would in­tro­duce in­cluded Mick McManus, Big Daddy, Gi­ant Haystacks and Kendo Na­gasaki.

We asked our Wear­side Echoes fol­low­ers for their own mem­o­ries of it and it prompted some great replies.

Pauline John­son told us: “We used to see them on tv as well as at But­lins Fi­ley when we went there on hol­i­day.”

Gil­lian May Donkin was an­other to see the stars live, but she added: “Seen them live when I was young, but my dad made sure he was by the tv to watch them on Satur­days.”

Ac­tion from the ring. Who re­mem­bers scenes like these?

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.