Grapple fans! Remember the
THE DAYS OF MICK MCMANUS, JACKIE PALLO, GIANT HAYSTACKS, BIG DADDY AND MORE BROUGHT BACK HAPPY
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?