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R.I.P. Mick McManus

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R.I.P. Mick McManus

Obituary in today's Times aged 93!

Grapple fans will remember him as the guy who was never beaten on television!
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He was one of my favourites as a youngster.

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One of the greats of Saturday afternoon wrestling.
If I remember correctly he hated his ears being touched.
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Re: R.I.P. Mick McManus

One of my favourite wrestling baddies.
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Re: R.I.P. Mick McManus

As a child I saw wrestling on ITV & recall Mick, but mostly 'Giant Haystacks' - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Ruane
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Re: R.I.P. Mick McManus

Or even Big Daddy - who was actually called Shirley

Note the Mick Manus cameo
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Thanks OldJim - Yeap I recall one real big fight Giant Haystacks versus Big Daddy!
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Smashing bloke Shirley Crabtree (Big Daddy)!
Shook hands with him once, when I took my second son to an open air bout here in York!
He made a point of greeting all the wheelchair users who where almost at ringside!
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Re: R.I.P. Mick McManus

I remember Big Daddy and Giant Haystacks, but I don't remember this Mick McManus.
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Kendo Nagasaki was a favourite of mine - Don't think he ever got unmasked on TV - did he?
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Re: R.I.P. Mick McManus

And the posing Jackie Pallo.

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Re: R.I.P. Mick McManus

Wasn't Kent Walton the commentator?
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Re: R.I.P. Mick McManus

Indeed it was and very good at it was too, but he had pretensions of being a serious sports commentator and wasn't always happy to be typecast with the "comedy spot" Saturday wrestling.
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