Friday, April 29, 2005

RIP - Chris Candido

Long-time CAC member Chris Candido, who was a star in WWF, WCW, ECW and currently NWA-TNA, died yesterday of a blood clot after surgery to correct a broken leg. He was 33 years old.

Candido was on the comeback trail after several career setbacks. He was bound and determined to make the most of his run in NWA-TNA, then was set back by a broken leg at this past Sunday's pay-per-view. He had surgery this week -- without any pain killer -- and was ready to resume his role with TNA.

To read his obituary on Slam! Wrestling, click HERE

All of us at the CAC send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Chris Candido. He will be missed by all.

Thursday, April 28, 2005

Reunion Report: A Fan's Perspecitve

One of the internet's finest historians, Tim Dills, gives his take on the 40th reunion.

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

April's Wrestler's Eye View

New CAC board member Les Thatcher talks about the 2005 reunion and the future of the Cauliflower Alley Club

CAC honoree on the Big Screen

From Tom Burke:

Fray Tormenta, a CAC member and an honoree at the 2003 banquet is going on the big

Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures has announced that they will be doing a movie
of the wrestler-priest with filming starting in the fall.

Well know actor, Jack Black (of School of Rock and the new King Kong) will play the
part of Fray Tormenta.

Fray Tormenta (Fr. Sergio Gutierrez) has been running a youth home for over 20 years
and in order to meet expenses he has moonlighted as a wrestler for the last two

He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal (front page), Sports Illustrated, CNN, NBC Today show and other media outlets.

Friday, April 22, 2005

Reunion Report by Roland Alexander

APW's Roland Alexander gives his take on the training seminar and the other events at the 40th CAC reunion.

Monday, April 18, 2005

2005 Reunion a HUGE Success!

Dear CAC Members and Friends -

Our 40th reunion was a resounding success! From the wrestling training seminar to Terry Funk receiving our top honor, everything more than exceeded our expectations. We even had a few heart-touching surprises -- Adrian Street proposed to Miss Linda at the Baloney Blowout, and they were married in front of their wrestling family at the award banquet.

We cannot express how thankful we all are to the people who contributed to make this event what it was. To all the people who helped organize and run things, and to those of who who simply graced us with their presence. we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Here's to another 40 years of "The Ring of Friendship!"

Red Bastien

Sunday, April 10, 2005


We want to say thank you to the all the members of the Cauliflower Alley who have bought their seats for the 40th annual reunion and banquet. We are sold out and look forward to great week end. If you missed out this year, order early for next year. Those with seats, we will see you in Vegas. Have safe trip and be ready for a great time.

Friday, April 01, 2005


Bill Douglas from the advertising firm P&F Commumications, that set up the showing of Lipstick and Dynamite with us has been notified by the producers and distributors that they will not be sending the film that was to be shown on Friday night. The Cauliflower Alley Club had agreed to show the film at no cost to them , they only had to pay for the use of the TV equiptment to show it on the big screen. Approx. $200.00. Both Bill Douglas and Ray Forsythe expressed total disappointment in this late change of plans, and feel the showing at the club would have been a big boost for the film, do to be shown around the country in the near future.
We wish them the best and hope they can do well with the film. I know Gladys Gillum, and Penny Banner two of the stars of the movie will be disapointed. I do have on file the letter to us stating the film would be shown and for us to announce it to our members and the public via our web site. I am sure we will fill the spot with some good events and great stories by our ever exiting membership. The CAC is never lost for excitement with 450 main eventers in the audience.