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chitown rich August 03rd, 2012 03:41 GMT Print this post
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Just heard about this.

At the State Fair on Friday August 3 in West Allis, Wisconsin you get to see Mad Dog Vachon, Baron Von Rashcke, Greg Gagne, Jim Brunzell, Marty Janetty and Greg Valentine.

If it was held on Saturday i would go. no way I can make it tomorrow.
Maybe some of you turkey necks can get up there.
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rainbowtrout August 03rd, 2012 04:45 GMT Print this post
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Where at the fair?  And what time?
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drjonah August 03rd, 2012 12:08 GMT Print this post
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noon and 2:30 at the Jeffery Scott activity stage.  it's a meet and greet along with a show by Brew City Wrestling


Anytime I post a ring result, I got it from Graham Cawthon's wonderful website

http://www.thehistoryofwwe.com
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chitown rich August 03rd, 2012 18:05 GMT Print this post
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If anyone goes please post about it here.

I heard about it on a Chicago radio station yesterday.
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missileDK August 04th, 2012 06:10 GMT Print this post
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  I was able to attend and hung around for about 3 hours.All the wrestlers that were advertised did show up.It was alot of fun seeing everybody there! The wrestlers had a table set up next to the ring and were signing before and during the matches.I would say Mad Dog had  the best picture array of anybody at the table. My buddy snagged the last picture of Crusher and Mad Dog together(nice color photo of both of them standing together backstage bleeding and Crusher holding the AWA tag belt.I'm trying to figure out the year.) There was a lady sitting next to the dog who was handling the pictures and I believe his son was there.The dog was in good spirits as he signed my friend's photo.He gave a wink of the eye as shook his hand.
  Alot of people were having fun with the Baron as they had their pictures taken with him and he was administering the claw. I shook hands with the Baron when he was away from the table. Real friendly and cordial.
    I swear Jim Brunzell hardly ages at all.He could pass for being in his forties.He had some single pictures of him from the AWA and the wwf and one of him and Greg together that he was signing.Most photos with an autograph were 15 or 20 dollars.
 Greg had several different photos of his father that he was selling for $20 each.He also had the Mitsubishi poster of all the AWA champions at the table.I did get a chance to talk to Greg.I asked him what his most memorable match in Milwaukee was and he said he didn't really have one.He said there were many good ones.I asked him about training guys and he said nobody is really interested in learning the basics in good mat wrestling and ring psychology.It's everything but old school wresting now which I totally agree with.Too much soap opera in Vince's world.
 So then I ask Greg if he can still get in the ring and do something and he says not really.Maybe a little if he was training someone.Of course after the last match Baron throws on the claw on a wrestler outside the ring and here comes Greg hustling to the ring,jumping on the ring apron,clinbing threw the middle rope and throwing on the Gagne sleeper which most of the crowd really loved!!I thought,ok,I guess Greg was working me a little bit.He was moving quite well.
 I asked Frankie DeFalco why he wasn't signing autograghs and he just laughed at me.He worked a six man tag with Marty and Valentine which they won. My friend said that the Hammer was stuffing his money in his sock so I guess he'll have to dry those bills out when he gets home.
 It was great to see the AWA guys.I'm glad I didn't miss it.They were all very friendly and talkative.Knowing what I know  about AWA history I wished I could have cornered them all and talked to them for hours upon end!!
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chitown rich August 04th, 2012 16:00 GMT Print this post
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Thanks for the report. Wish I could have made it up there.

I saw Vachon up in Milwaukee about 5-6 years ago and there was a guy with him who was claiming to be his son. It turned out that he was just a real good friend of Vachon's and he was helping Vachon get around and everything. I think Vachon said he was a state trooper.

Glad it turned out great for you.
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Eater of the Dead August 04th, 2012 19:36 GMT Print this post
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Quoted from: chitown rich, August 04th, 2012 16:00  GMT
Thanks for the report. Wish I could have made it up there.

I saw Vachon up in Milwaukee about 5-6 years ago and there was a guy with him who was claiming to be his son. It turned out that he was just a real good friend of Vachon's and he was helping Vachon get around and everything. I think Vachon said he was a state trooper.

Glad it turned out great for you.


Thats a little peculiar...a great friend of the Dogs(and a state trooper to boot), claiming to be his son.  
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Eater of the Dead August 04th, 2012 19:38 GMT Print this post
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Quoted from: missileDK, August 04th, 2012 06:10  GMT
  I was able to attend and hung around for about 3 hours.All the wrestlers that were advertised did show up.It was alot of fun seeing everybody there! The wrestlers had a table set up next to the ring and were signing before and during the matches.I would say Mad Dog had  the best picture array of anybody at the table. My buddy snagged the last picture of Crusher and Mad Dog together(nice color photo of both of them standing together backstage bleeding and Crusher holding the AWA tag belt.I'm trying to figure out the year.) There was a lady sitting next to the dog who was handling the pictures and I believe his son was there.The dog was in good spirits as he signed my friend's photo.He gave a wink of the eye as shook his hand.
  Alot of people were having fun with the Baron as they had their pictures taken with him and he was administering the claw. I shook hands with the Baron when he was away from the table. Real friendly and cordial.
    I swear Jim Brunzell hardly ages at all.He could pass for being in his forties.He had some single pictures of him from the AWA and the wwf and one of him and Greg together that he was signing.Most photos with an autograph were 15 or 20 dollars.
 Greg had several different photos of his father that he was selling for $20 each.He also had the Mitsubishi poster of all the AWA champions at the table.I did get a chance to talk to Greg.I asked him what his most memorable match in Milwaukee was and he said he didn't really have one.He said there were many good ones.I asked him about training guys and he said nobody is really interested in learning the basics in good mat wrestling and ring psychology.It's everything but old school wresting now which I totally agree with.Too much soap opera in Vince's world.
 So then I ask Greg if he can still get in the ring and do something and he says not really.Maybe a little if he was training someone.Of course after the last match Baron throws on the claw on a wrestler outside the ring and here comes Greg hustling to the ring,jumping on the ring apron,clinbing threw the middle rope and throwing on the Gagne sleeper which most of the crowd really loved!!I thought,ok,I guess Greg was working me a little bit.He was moving quite well.
 I asked Frankie DeFalco why he wasn't signing autograghs and he just laughed at me.He worked a six man tag with Marty and Valentine which they won. My friend said that the Hammer was stuffing his money in his sock so I guess he'll have to dry those bills out when he gets home.
 It was great to see the AWA guys.I'm glad I didn't miss it.They were all very friendly and talkative.Knowing what I know  about AWA history I wished I could have cornered them all and talked to them for hours upon end!!


Everytime I see Brunzell, I think the same thing. He just doesnt age. When I met him this past April at the Kenny Jay benefit, I got a picture with him, and I would ask everyone I showed it to to guess his age. No one guessed he was any older than early 40's. When I told them he was actually in his early 60's, no one could believe it.
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GJL August 04th, 2012 23:11 GMT Print this post
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  Gees, I've been busy with work and never heard about this.  I was supposed to go to the State Fair on Thursday, but my wife was sick at the last minute and we couldn't go.
   I mentioned to Brunzell twice about how great he looks in the past.  I asked him if he discovered the Fountain of Youth.
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Sonnyr77819 August 05th, 2012 06:49 GMT Print this post
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I wish i would have went because i was in nearby Oak Creek, Wi, securing an apartment for my October transfer to Milwaukee.
Had the date of the event mixed up.
Happy to hear everyone had a great time and that all the boys showed up.
Yeah Jim Brunzell just doesn't age, seen a recent clip of him on You Tube.
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GJL August 06th, 2012 03:35 GMT Print this post
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 Sonny, you picked a good time to go to Oak Creek!
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SlickWilly August 06th, 2012 05:31 GMT Print this post
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I live in Racine, and should've checked in more frequently.  I would've LOVED to have gone and seen some of those guys!
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