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Abdullah The Butcher Is on His Way to SICW on May 20th

Posted by flairwhoooooo on April 17, 2017

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The Huge announcement from this past Saturday SICW card, on Saturday May 20th, in East Carondelet Legendary WWE hall of famer, “Abdullah The Butcher” will be attending the “Bruiser Brody Memorial” and the 58th year celebration of “Wrestling at the Chase”.

Along with Abdullah will be Widow of Bruiser Brody, Barbara Goodish, the widow of Lou Thesz , Charlie Thesz, Larry Matysik and some of the SICW Stars at a Special Meet and Greet starting at 5:00pm. Brody and “The Butcher” feuded all over the world.

 

They last squared off in Dupo Illinois at the high school in1987. Come meet the man from Sudan and all the other Special Guest. The St.Louis Wrestling Hall of Fame will be on display along with free shirts that will be given away to some lucky fans. Call 618-286-4848 to reserve your seats for the SICW grand daddy of them all on Saturday May 20th.

From WWE.COM

It has been said that history is written in blood. For the brutally vicious competitor known as Abdullah the Butcher, these words couldn’t be more appropriate.

Internationally known as The Madman from the Sudan, the 400-pounder has terrorized opponents, officials and fans in rings across the globe for more than half a century. Whether he was competing in the grandest arenas of Japan or the dingiest high school gymnasiums in the Midwest, The Butcher attacked his opponents with an unmatched ferocity, jabbing at his victims with a rusted dinner fork and lunging at hapless spectators who dared to get too close to the monster.

In all this time, Abdullah’s distinctive look has barely changed — his baggy judo pants hiked high above his bulging belly, his eyes mad and wandering like a schizophrenic, his forehead carved so deeply with scars that he can firmly insert quarters into the wounds like a coin slot.

This unique appearance and the promise of bloodshed gave The Butcher the rare ability to “pop a territory.” In the days when sports-entertainment was mostly a regional attraction, a promoter could hire Abdullah to come to town and wreak havoc for a few months. The Madman would march into Texas or Quebec with his fork in hand and slice up a local hero like Terry Funk or Jacques Rougeau Sr. Within weeks, fans would be lined up down the block to witness The Butcher and profits would explode.

If the money was right, Abdullah would be there. He battled Andre the Giant in front of 25,000 fans in Puerto Rico and clashed with Hulk Hogan in Japan. His ghastly wars with Bruiser Brody and Carlos Colón defined hardcore action decades before Paul Heyman’s Extreme Championship Wrestling exploded on the scene. The list of The Butcher’s rivals reads like a Hall of Fame itself — The Sheik, Harley Race, Bobo Brazil, Jack Brisco, Stan Hansen, Giant Baba. All these men can attest to the same fact — a champion wasn’t a champion until he came face to face with Abdullah the Butcher.

A true independent, The Butcher would never stay in one place for too long, preferring to keep on moving to the next city in search of a bigger payday. This elusiveness prevented Abdullah from ever having a big pay-per-view match, but he received some major North American exposure in 1991 with World Championship Wrestling. Introduced by Cactus Jack as a threat to Sting, The Butcher participated in the infamous Chamber of Horrors Match in which he was fried in an electric chair. It wasn’t the greatest showcase of Abdullah’s talents, but it presented him as a monster to a whole new generation of fans.

The Butcher has battled every legend in nearly every promotion on the planet — except WWE. Despite his decades in the ring, Abdullah never brawled with Hulk Hogan for the WWE Championship or went the distance with Bret “Hit Man” Hart in Madison Square Garden. These are dream matches that will never happen, but these icons were all brought together when The Butcher took his rightful place alongside them in the WWE Hall of Fame.

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Blood Tables and Chairs “The Story of an independent Wrestler” Book Review

Posted by flairwhoooooo on June 27, 2010

By Brian Kelley

 

I just purchased the brand new book by Dennis T McHawes called Blood, Tables and Chairs and must admit that I could not put the book down. McHawes wrestled as one of the favorite Indy stars of the Midwest in the 90’s going by the name of the DRILL INSTRUCTOR.

I had the chance to see him wrestle several times in Boonville, Missouri with his tag team partner Johnny Jett for a promotion that I cannot recall and recall him becoming an important member of Harley Race’s World League Wrestling.
The books first words are ….. “ST Louis – The Checkerdome – 1982” and young Dennis is attending his very first wrestling match. He is excited and makes no qualms about it. McHawes does not deny that he was a fan of wrestling and because of that you find yourself cheering him on. The Drill Instructor would debut at the historic South Broadway Athletic club and Dennis goes into detail about how he went about getting his foot in the door.

Throughout the book, MWR readers will recognize some of the names that he worked with. The Magic Man, Trevor Murdoch, Rick Ruby, Matt Murphy, Pete Madden, Derek Stone and Steve Fender are all included as McHawes lets us in on his ups and downs in his career. Readers will also learn that during his time with Harley Race, McHawes had the opportunity of working and partying with wrestling stars like Meng, Abdullah and even the great Harley Race himself.

He continues to share stories of Koko B Ware and former NHL Star Tony Twist, gives a true insight of how it felt to share a dream with tag team partner and friend Johnny Jett, only to have life move them in opposite directions. You’ll learn about his opinion concerning certain promoters and what kind of advice not to take from the Iron Sheik.

His trips to working for WWE marked the highlights of this book for me. He lets his guard down for the readers, who are therefore able to truly feel how much he and other wrestlers wanted to impress.
You will also not want to miss his reflection on his relationship with Race. Most of us never get to work so closely and become friends with one of the greats. In all walks of life, you have friendships that have highs and lows. In the end you can really get a feel for how thankful McHawes is towards the people who helped him.

For only $12.00, I highly recommend that you purchase this book You can purchase it at Amazon.com 

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