Thursday, November 30, 2017

56 years ago today this Headlined marked the moment Ron Wright's life and career changed forever



Historic Head Line November 30, 1961 -- Whitey Caldwell had been making headlines for a few years by this time but 56 years ago today his battles with Ron Wright made their first headline. Caldwell would miss a year of wrestling with this shoulder injury and this was always a touchy subject be tween him and Ron. The injury delayed promoter Mickey Baarnes' plan as pushing Whitey as The Top Star. Caldwell had just been named the First TV Champion of this area by winning the Most Popular Wrestler in a write in vote by the fans. 

The match changed Ron's life and career.  Wright was a preliminary wrestler and/or ref until this point. He was sky rocketed to the spotlight. The legend of Ron Wright the meanest man in wrestling started with this match.

How did this match come about? What was the aftermath? How often did they Ron and Whitey face each other? Find out all this and much more in my book "Don't Miss This!!! The History of pro Wrestling in Kingsport, TN 1960-69" on sale now as part of the Christmas Sale right hand side of the page. Buy the book and get The Legends of Kingsport DVD Free!!!


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