Skip to comments.You 're An Old Detroiter If.......
Posted on 09/06/2003 4:02:22 AM PDT by tiamat
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How about "The New Era of Wrestling " with Wilbur Snyder, Verne Gagne,
Angelo Poffo, Haystack Calhoun, Bobo Brazil and above all, the World's Most Dangerous Wrestler, Dick the Bruiser who was even defeated once on Thursday night live TV by " ?????" . Who might know? I will give the answer if no one really knows.
lol. I worked at Bob-lo when Sonny Eliot and "Mary Ann" from Gilligan's Island visited.
Is that the same guy that George Noory has on, occasionally?
Retired to NOLA, and survived Katrina?
I watched him on Saturday night. And it wasn't anywhere near Detroit, let alone Michigan.
And, he showed up, in person, well, in a casket, carried in, actually, at a movie theater, to introduce The Dunwich Horror.
One and the same. In 1964 he joined Detroit's WJBK (Ch. 2) as a dinnertime and late-night weatherman, doing crazy "science" skits, and later also hosting late-night horror movies. After a few months he moved to WXYZ (Ch. 7) with just the movie program. In 1965 he returned to New Orleans.
Remember, George Noory is an old Detroiter, too! He's said that Morgus was one of the influences that made him go into broadcasting.
(Noory probably still feels awful for punching Morgus in the face -- live on radio -- when the good doctor's mental powers failed to block the punch. LOL!!!)
Check out the "Morgus in the Motor City" page in the Photo Gallery section.
"You're sick, sick, I say..."
There are lots of spooky stories about Henry Ford's ghost.
Greektown is still o.k... They have cops walking a beat in groups of four or five... Food is still good...
Frankenmuth was my favorite place... Zender's...
Does the name Marty Szuba mean anything to you?
Was it the Sheik?
Good guess. Actually, I'm not sure that the Bruiser ever wrestled the Sheik.
The Sheik wrestled a few years after the Bruiser had left Detroit. The Bruiser ended up being a good guy. He even had his own wrestling promotion in the Detroit area in the 80's. Around 1960 he was so vicious though he became a household name in Detroit. There was even an incident when he was arrested for disorderly behavior in a restaurant and eight police officers had to restrain him,
Oh, yea, for reading this far, the only man to ever defeat Dick the Bruiser on live Thursday night TV was.......... Cowboy Bob Ellis. Now do you remember the announcer who was always getting upset by the Bruiser and who announced
The legend of the girl tapping on the car roof was all over Detroit. The first time I heard it my friend telling the story tapped on the roof with his own hand. I didn't realize it was him and I was scared half to death.
No, but I'll try to find my year book... LOL OK, so I had to go back and find the comments I made over 3 years ago to jog my memory. Funny how these threads bubble back up to the surface!
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