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What is the greatest wrestling venue?

Madison Square Garden- New York City
Greensboro Coliseum-Greensboro NC
Kiel Auditorium-St. Louis MO
Mid-South Coliseum-Memphis TN
The Omni-Atlanta GE
Sportatorium-Dallas TX
Cow Palace-San Francisco CA

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Greatest Wrestling Venues
« on: May 15, 2016, 12:57:57 pm »

I got to say the Mid-south Coliseum!
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Re: Greatest Wrestling Venues
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2016, 02:29:04 pm »

Harper Stadium at Kay-Rogers Park.

Or the parking lot of what used to be the Walmart on Midland in FS.
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Re: Greatest Wrestling Venues
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2016, 01:22:39 pm »

Harper Stadium at Kay-Rogers Park.

Or the parking lot of what used to be the Walmart on Midland in FS.

I thought it was the Alma Sonic?
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Re: Greatest Wrestling Venues
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2016, 02:04:18 pm »

Harper Stadium at Kay-Rogers Park.

Or the parking lot of what used to be the Walmart on Midland in FS.

I went to matches at both locations.  Got to see the Von Erics vs Kamala and Iceman King Parsons.  Awesome memories.
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Re: Greatest Wrestling Venues
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2016, 09:13:59 pm »

I went to matches at both locations.  Got to see the Von Erics vs Kamala and Iceman King Parsons.  Awesome memories.

JYD at the Midland Walmart. He took my lawn chair and smacked a dude with it.
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Re: Greatest Wrestling Venues
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2016, 08:46:44 am »

JYD at the Midland Walmart. He took my lawn chair and smacked a dude with it.

Dude, I was there! Have we had this conversation before?  I feel like we may have.  Lol.
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Re: Greatest Wrestling Venues
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2016, 08:54:39 am »

Dude, I was there! Have we had this conversation before?  I feel like we may have.  Lol.

Probably.  It's the only cool thing that's ever happened to me. Haha.
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Re: Greatest Wrestling Venues
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2016, 09:51:13 am »

I also remember being really freaked out by "the thing" at the matches at Harper stadium. He was so weird and I was super young. Then after the matches there were autographs and he was the nicest one of the bunch!
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Re: Greatest Wrestling Venues
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2016, 02:36:26 pm »

Memphis
Dallas
Madison Square Garden
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Re: Greatest Wrestling Venues
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2016, 09:25:41 am »

Rosemont Horizon in Chicago
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Re: Greatest Wrestling Venues
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2016, 09:35:24 am »

Rosemont Horizon in Chicago

Well it's technically in Rosemont, now Allstate Arena!  ;)
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Re: Greatest Wrestling Venues
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2016, 09:38:59 am »

May I ask what the criteria for what the greatest wrestling venue is?  Considering there is nothing advantageous that differentiates any arena from another in wrestling, I'd say Cowboy Stadium.  It's the nicest, biggest venue, and just hosted a pretty epic Wrestlemania.  Or is there such thing as too big?
« Last Edit: May 29, 2016, 05:10:00 pm by yraciv »
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Re: Greatest Wrestling Venues
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2016, 11:25:21 am »

Pork Rinds is right    the Thing was a scary dude    I vote for the Sportatorium and Mid South for sure BUT Madison Square Garden must have been something in the 50s and 60s   just by watching on youtube
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Re: Greatest Wrestling Venues
« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2016, 07:15:48 pm »

Pork Rinds is right    the Thing was a scary dude    I vote for the Sportatorium and Mid South for sure BUT Madison Square Garden must have been something in the 50s and 60s   just by watching on youtube

I agree about the Sportatorium. Kinda sad that it's gone now.
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Re: Greatest Wrestling Venues
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2016, 02:09:16 pm »

I was playing a $.25 video poker machine at Jerrys Silver Nugget in North Las Vegas (used to have the best for the price prime rib in all of Vegas)  when JYD came down and sat next to me.  I know how I hate to be bothered when I am gambling so I never said a word to him but some did so he got up and left (or maybe the machine was just not paying)  This had to happen 20 years ago
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Re: Greatest Wrestling Venues
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2016, 01:22:07 pm »

I was playing a $.25 video poker machine at Jerrys Silver Nugget in North Las Vegas (used to have the best for the price prime rib in all of Vegas)  when JYD came down and sat next to me.  I know how I hate to be bothered when I am gambling so I never said a word to him but some did so he got up and left (or maybe the machine was just not paying)  This had to happen 20 years ago
when I was in high school half our football team would go to Greenville, ms once a month. junkyard dog, ted dibease, paul ellering and many more. it was fun. 5 matches and 3 good guys won every time. always knew who was going to win the main event. almost like it was set up.
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Re: Greatest Wrestling Venues
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2016, 02:58:05 pm »

when I was in high school half our football team would go to Greenville, ms once a month. junkyard dog, ted dibease, paul ellering and many more. it was fun. 5 matches and 3 good guys won every time. always knew who was going to win the main event. almost like it was set up.

Almost......
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Re: Greatest Wrestling Venues
« Reply #17 on: July 08, 2016, 01:24:18 pm »

Ted Dibiase was a great high school diver.   His father Iron Mike died in the ring.
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Re: Greatest Wrestling Venues
« Reply #18 on: August 26, 2016, 02:35:52 pm »

Irish McNeil's - Sports for Boys
(Shreveport,La.)

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Re: Greatest Wrestling Venues
« Reply #19 on: January 16, 2017, 02:33:10 pm »

the Omni in Atlanta did not make the list
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Re: Greatest Wrestling Venues
« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2017, 09:51:05 am »

I voted sportatorium in Dallas because of my memories growing up and staying up late on Sat nights to watch WCCCW with my dad.
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Re: Greatest Wrestling Venues
« Reply #21 on: February 04, 2017, 03:15:48 pm »

Ted Dibiase was a great high school diver.   His father Iron Mike died in the ring.
Stayed in Dibiase's apartment one night in Tulsa. I was with Mike McGuirk - Leroy McGuirk's daughter.
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Re: Greatest Wrestling Venues
« Reply #22 on: February 10, 2017, 11:52:15 am »

Stayed in Dibiase's apartment one night in Tulsa. I was with Mike McGuirk - Leroy McGuirk's daughter.

I'd love to hear some of your stories.  McGuirk was the man in wrestling back when I was a kid - not as a wrestler but as a promoter.
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Re: Greatest Wrestling Venues
« Reply #23 on: April 04, 2017, 10:28:13 am »

WE got bloody at Barton Coliseum in 82-83 when we were court side and the RNR Express was wrestling the Midnight Express in a Barbed wired ring match.
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