Saturday, October 21, 2006

Corp. Kirchner NOT DEAD

The news that former WWF star Corp. Kirchner died was all over the internet, even reported on but it is not true!

Here's full details from Slam! Wrestling:

We at the CAC are all very pleased to hear the original news is incorrect. We know Superstar Billy Graham must be having a hearty laugh somewhere, as his "death" was also reported on WWF television over 20 years ago.

Thursday, October 19, 2006


Female wrestling superstar, Lisa "THE ADJUSTER" has been added to the photo section in "Down Memory Lane".

Lisa included this note with her photo's:

"I had not always been a fan of Pro Wrestling but was "bitten by the bug" when my husband convinced me to attend a live show with him. At the time we were living in Florida and I was a college graduate working for a conservative insurance company. As the matches progressed I found myself so caught up in the excitement that security need to restrain me from charging the ring. Soon after that I started training under the tutelage of Rusty Brooks and Luna Vachon. After a bruising six months I had my first match. The year was 1989. I have wrestled in several states including North Carolina, and New Hampshire. At present I reside with my husband Roy (The Cheapest Man in America) in Vermont and we run a pet rescue organization. I am proud to be a member of Cauliflower Alley Club and have made many lasting friendships. "

I look forward to meeting Lisa and her husband, Roy at the 2007 reunion.

You can visit Lisa and Roy's pet rescue organization by clicking here

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Wrestler/ That Dog Hunts by Larry Whittler

Wrestling is deeply rooted in small towns across the country, and was one of the first regularly televised programs in America. Whitey Whittler started his wrestling career in the early 1930’s and was trained by Ed Strangler Lewis. To this day, Whitey still appears on television re-runs in Chicago that were originally taped in the early 50’s. Tulsa was also a regular stop for the Whittler’s. Leroy McGuirk, Hugh Davis and the Blue Whale were old friends. Tampa was the final destination where Whitey settled in with old fishing buddies Cowboy Luttrall, Jack Dempsey and Eddie Graham.

"Throughout America it was a special event when Dad took the kids to the local Armory or City Auditorium to root for their favorite good guy or boo the bad guy. You can’t mention wrestling to anyone that was brought up in the 1940’s, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s without them relating the memories of their first evening at the local wrestling matches. This was an exciting chapter in America’s history."

This true story is told through the eyes of Whitey’s son who witnessed the events from a unique perspective as his family traveled throughout the United States and Canada. The stories include relationships with other wrestlers in the ring and out, and the adventures they shared with friends as they moved across America.

Whitey's son, Larry Whittler has made his plans to attend the CAC reunion in 2007. His book has gained rave reviews from Barnes & Noble. For more information and to read some interesting information, visit his site at

Monday, October 16, 2006

RIP: "Jump'n" Joey Maggs

Joseph Magliano aka "Jump'n" Joey Maggs passed away yesterday. He was 37 years old. Joey Maggs often appeared on WCW Saturday Night and WCW WorldWide Maggs made his WCW debut in 1991 and appeared off-and-on on their shows until 1998.

The Cauliflower Alley Club sends condolences to the family of Joey Maggs at this time.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

RIP: "CRYBABY" Edwards

"Crybaby" Edwards /George Hill was found by a neighbor Thursday Oct. 5th in his house in Murfreesboro TN. "Crybaby" was 58 at the time of his passing. Edwards worked for Angelo Poffo's ICW in Lexington, doing pretty much every gig there is to do in the business.

In the early 1970s Edwards worked for Phil Golden's All Star Wrestling in Paducah, Kentucky, mainly as a heel manager. Ron Starr gave him the "Crybaby" nickname."Crybaby" worked in the early-mid 70's with a promotion owned by Henry Rogers in Malden, Missouri.

At one time he ran a promotion called Midwest Championship Wrestling based out of Clinton, Iowa. In the 1970s/1980s George Hill was a very well known wrestling photographer and wrestling magazine article writer."Crybaby" was well respected as a wrestling historian due to his deep knowledge on 1960's Florida wrestling.

The Cauliflower Alley Club sends condolences to the Hill family at this time.

Here's to you Maria

On Friday evening, October 13, 2006, a group of Cauliflower Alley Club members and friends got together at the Sportsman’s Lodge in Studio City, CA to celebrate the “Ring of Friendship” and to raise a toast in memory of our recently departed First Lady of the CAC, Maria Bernardi.

Wes Daniel attended this special toast to, "the Tigress"and has submitted a very interesting read of the event. This can be found in the down memory lane section of the cac website or by clicking here .

Friday, October 06, 2006

RIP:Antonio Peña

Antonio Peña, the founder of the Mexican professional wrestling promotion AAA, passed away last night due to a massive heart attack. He was 53 years old. Peña had not been in good health for quite some time.

Peña revolutioned the Mexican wrestling scene when he created AAA in 1993. His promotion is responsible for bringing the "Lucha" style to the United States in the mid-90's. He gave a number of WWE and WCW stars their first big breaks in wrestling. Those stars include Rey Mysterio, Psicosis, Eddie Guerrero, Juventud Guerrera, La Parka and several more.

The Cauliflower Alley club send condolences to the family and friends.