Monday, February 26, 2007

You can go heads up with THE DESTROYER!!!

As I seek to win the famed Cribbage Trophy at this years Reunion! Sit across from the DESTROYER and stare through the mask and look me in the eyes as you challenge me in the annual Cribbage Tournament! $20.00 gets you in and all the money goes to the Scholarship Fund. We have a great time and I can't wait to play The Vachon's, Larry Henning,Ox Baker,Al Friend,Bill White,Harley Race and my cribbage Teacher Red Bastien! I promise to take it easy on you Moose !!
I'm ready for you all!!!!!!!!!!
Destroyer Ichiban!

Banquet ticket purchase deadline

Due to traveling arrangements, you must order your banquet tickets no later than April 14th. The CAC offices will be closed from April 15th until after the Reunion, and your order will not be received and or processed. If you still want a good seat for the banquet place your order now. To order your tickets simply, CLICK HERE print the form, fill it out and mail to: CAULIFLOWER ALLEY CLUB, HCR 33, BOX 107, ROLLA MO 65401 or FAX TO: 1-573-729-7998
or you can email the CAC offices at with your information.

Reservations at the Riviera are filling up QUICKLY! Make sure you make your reservations ASAP to get the special rates. Also any Riviera "players club" member be sure and tell them you are with the Cauliflower Alley club when you make your arrangements. So the club can get credit for your stay. The deadline for the Reservations is MARCH 15TH!!!! After March 15th you will pay the normal,full charge room rates.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the Reunion,


If your planing on having a table at the nostalgia fair, please order it ASAP, you can do this by calling Scott Hosey at 702-459-7529 or by e mail to him at . There are still some tables available. Every year those with tables have had very successful sales, we still will allow the general public in for a few hours to help increase your sales of photos, books or items that you are selling.

RIP: Tracy Richards

Tracy Richards one half of the famous, "Arm & Hammer connection" with Beverly Shade, passed away Sunday night after a strong battle with cancer. Tracy was trained by Beverly Shade & Natasha in 1976. Tracy stunned everyone with her massive power body slam and was the first female wrestler to use the power body slam due to her major back ground in power lifting. Tracy lived in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and was married with three children.

The CAC sends our condolences to the friends and family of Tracy "THE ARM" Richards.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Greetings from the CAC

In a effort to keep our web site better then all the basic items on the web today, we have started a section called, "where are they now ?"

We would like to have you send us a bio of yourself and a story that you have from your years as a fan, or your years of working in the ring and what your doing today, every fan and worker has stories to tell. Believe me the wrestlers and our members love to read the items and to keep up with your life after wrestling. Also, the Wrestlers love to read the stories from the "non-wrestling" members of the club.

We get somewhere around 7800 hits a day to the CAC site and we want to keep it interesting and full of REAL news.

Please send your bio/storiy to me here at and I will get it to the web masters to go on the site, if you have not checked out the site lately, please do so, I think you will be impressed.

Thanking you in advance,

Karl Lauer
CAC Executive VP

Monday, February 19, 2007

Where are they now?

The NIGHTHAWK had a 16 year run in this crazy sport we call Professional Wrestling. He has recently joined the CAC and has contributed to the "Where are they now?" section. He talks about spending time with the great Gordon Solie. And how Gordon taught him how to respect the business. And tells about Big John Studd calling him up for a job. And his favorite wrestler,Jack Brisco. To read more about the NIGHTHAWK CLICK HERE

2007 Art Abrams Lifetime Achievement announced

Bob Geigel; class wrestler and NWA President for starters!

Helped break in wrestlers from Ox Baker to Shawn Michaels!

A great amateur, decorated pro wrestling legend , longtime Kansas promoter and NWA President to the end describe just a few accomplishments of this year’s honoree Bob Geigel. He was born in Iowa and attended the University of Iowa, home of many great amateur legends. And he set some records and was feared throughout the amateur circuit. Verne Gagne always appreciated and tried to promote legitimate amateur wrestlers and athletes, and thus began a long friendship, both business and personally with Bob. To read more CLICK HERE

RIP: Mike Awesome

Mike Alfonso, better known as Mike Awesome, was found dead on Saturday evening in the Tampa area according to those close to the family. He was 42.

Mike Awesome was one of the top foreign stars in FMW in Japan, was ECW champion on two occasions in 1999 and 2000.

During his wrestling career he had notable feuds with stars such as, Masato Tanaka, Scott Steiner, Diamond Dallas Page, Lance Storm and Steve Corino.

He worked for a few months with WWF after the collapse of WCW, as well as with All Japan. Awesome had not been active in Professional Wrestling for some time. He was working as a realtor at Coldwell Banker at the time of his death.

The CAC sends our condolences to the friends and family of Mike "AWESOME" Alfonso.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

2007 Iron Mike Mazurki recipient announced

With great honors the Cauliflower Alley Club board of directors announce the 2007 Iron Mike Mazurki award goes to, "The Mormon Giant" Don Leo Jonathan.

Don Leo's name will go in the books aside previous honorees of the Iron Mike Mazurki award like, Harley Race, Stu Hart, Mad Dog Vachon & Terry Funk just to name a few.

Dr. Mike Lano has writing a in-depth bio of Don Leo. To read more about this "Mormon Giant" CLICK HERE

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

RIP: Bob Luce

Former CAC member and wrestling promoter Bob Luce passed away Thursday February 8th on the eve of his 79th birthday.

Ahead of his time in the sports-as-entertainment world, Luce was a wrestling promoter extraordinaire in the 1960s and '70s.

Luce died Thursday on the eve of his 79th birthday. Bob's passion became wrestling in general and marketing it in particular. He was literally wedded to the game, marrying a star female wrestler named Sharon Lass.

He brought noted grapplers such as Andre the Giant, Dick the Bruiser, Buddy Rogers, Gorgeous George and Verne Gagne to Chicago, showcased them in appearances, including his weekly local TV show leading up to his events, and introduced them with elaborate music as they entered the arena.

His main place of business was the International Amphitheater, where he reportedly drew 120,000 fans to 14 shows with gross receipts in excess of $325,000 in 1968, all impressive numbers at that time.

The CAC sends condolences to the friends and family of Bob Luce

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Health update: Karl Lauer

EVP Karl Lauer recently under went Heart surgery to repair a leaking valve. Karl is at home recouping from this surgery and is doing well. He looks forward to being in Vegas this April for the reunion.
Percival A. Friend has writing a wonderful tribute article about Karl. If you would like to read this article CLICK HERE.

Due to "internet difficulties" I am unable to sign into this news blog. Therefore with permission from Karl, I will be using his sign in name until further notice.

See you all in April at the reunion!

RIP - Jim Melby

One of our very own, CAC board member Jim Melby, died Saturday at his home.

Jim was one of the premier historians of professional wrestling, held in the highest regard by everybody within the industry. Known not for only his meticulous knowledge and passion for wrestling, but also his kindness, wit and style. Jim set standards that we can only hope to attain.

Jim's passing leaves a giant hole in many of our worlds. There was only one like him, and he cannot be replaced.

Rest in peace, Jim. You will be missed.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Riverea Hotel Rates

Just a friendly reminder, that the Riviera hotel has blocked and guaranteed our rates and special area in the same tower until March 21st, 30 days prior to the reunion. After that the rates will increase approx $20.00 per night. If you have not made your reservations please do so before the 21st of March. I would like to also have your banquet reservations as soon as you are sure your coming, it makes it so much easier to do the seat assignment and program notes for both Friday and Saturday.

Hope to see you in April