20 February 2009
Saturday Wrestling On The Telly...
Much-loved Big Daddy, aka Shirley Crabtree, advertising Daddies Sauce/Ketchup in 1985.
World of Sport had begun in 1965, with Dickie Davis arriving as anchorman in 1968. The TV Times cutting shown above is from March 1985 - with the show nearing the end of its run.
Most people I knew, regardless of gender, loved the wrestling.
My gran thought it was "better than a trip to the pantomime"; cousin Sue watched to ogle young men like Danny Collins; my mates and I watched " 'cos it was a right larf".
Wrestling continued to crop up on ITV on Saturdays after the end of World of Sport.
So that was all right.