Tugboat Taylor, a veteran wrestler and trainer based in Houston, has died. He was 71 years old. Besides his in-ring accomplishments, from Mid-South to Global Wrestling Federation, and having a part in the education of the likes of Booker T and Stevie Ray, Taylor could lay claim to being one of the few pro wrestlers who ever made the pages of Sports Illustrated. That would be the June 15, 1998 issue, with Michael Jordan on the cover.
Raw in Green Bay | Legends of the Ring fan fest XICW Return to Cobo fan fest | Bobby Heenan | NXT in Toronto | Raw in Brooklyn Visit our News & Rumours page. Tokyo Joe in 1973 in Grand Prix. Photo by Jimmy Caruso If one were to measure a trainer solely on the quality of their graduates, then few will ever compare to Tokyo Joe Diago, who died today. The Hart Dungeon in Calgary may have belonged to Stu Hart, but it was Tokyo Joe, instructive and insistent, who provided much of the training.
The voice that gave us "Hel-l-lo, wrestling fans" has been silenced. Kansas City announcer Bill Kersten died on October 20 in hospice care of natural causes. The catchphrase lived on. In a 1979 article from a Kansas City newspaper, columnist Alan Hoskins wrote that "there's seldom a day when Kersten is not greeted by the familiar refrain." "I guess I'm recognized practically every day, in shopping centers, movies, and so on," said Kersten. "I guess that's a sign of success.
In a moving column @slamwrestling, @NatbyNature talks about her late trainer and mentor Tokyo Joe, who died Nov. 4. Have a tissue nearby. "we weren't really learning about wrestling so much as we were learning about life" https://t.co/95Kv7li1G0
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