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ANDYO September 07th, 2006 20:24 GMT Print this post
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Bing Ki Lee - was this the same guy from California known as Hahn Lee or sometimes Ham Lee?

Ray Kamaka - anyone know anything about him?


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clawmaster September 08th, 2006 02:42 GMT Print this post
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Ray Kamaka I'd guess is Tor Kamata.


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daragaki September 09th, 2006 23:17 GMT Print this post
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Quoted from: ANDYO, September 07th, 2006 20:24  GMT
Bing Ki Lee - was this the same guy from California known as Hahn Lee or sometimes Ham Lee?

Ray Kamaka - anyone know anything about him?


I remember seeing results that you or clawmaster posted.
One week they would have Bing Ki Lee, than the following week
they would have Hahn Lee
I do remember Hahn Lee wrestling in Hawaii. Not sure if it was in '69.
but Hahn Lee had a great match with Danny Hodge, where Hodge
turn heel.

I'm not sure if Ray Kamaka is Tor Kamaka.


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Mark from WA October 12th, 2006 04:20 GMT Print this post
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Yep, Hahn Lee & Bing Ki Lee were the same wrestler.

I remember in early 1971, he wrestled as a masked babyface in Portland. He went by The White Avenger. He was later unmasked, IIRC by the Von Steigers (?)...then they called him Bing Ki Lee.

Later, up in Vancouver BC for All-Star, Lee wrestled as Hahn Lee for a month or two (in either '71 or '72 - not sure).


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daragaki December 02nd, 2006 23:28 GMT Print this post
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Quoted from: ANDYO, September 07th, 2006 20:24  GMT
Bing Ki Lee - was this the same guy from California known as Hahn Lee or sometimes Ham Lee?

Ray Kamaka - anyone know anything about him?



Found out from another website that Ray Kamaka who also wrestled as Koa Tiki is the brother of Tor (Kamata) Kamaka.

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Larry January 19th, 2013 01:53 GMT Print this post
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I remember Koa Tiki (Ray Kamaka) well. He and Sam Steamboat were tag-team partners against Butcher Vachon and The Viking in the main event of the very first live professional wrestling card I ever attended, in Eau Gallie, Fla.

Not sure of the exact date, but it most likely was in 1967. My dad took me to the card at the Eau Gallie Civic Center, a small venue (glorified high-school gym) and we sat in the third row. I remember that Steamboat & Tiki won the match in the third fall of the 2-out-of-3 contest when Vachon & The Viking were disqualified for using a foreign object, taped brass knuckles.

The ref first DQed Steamboat & Tiki when Sam picked up the brass knucks from the mat, They had flown out of Vachon's grip when Butcher was clocked by a punch from Steamboat. But the ref reversed the decision upon urging from the crowd that the heels had brought the knucks to the ring.

I remember Tiki as quite a solid mid-card worker during several tours of the Sunshine State. He played a key role in the build-up of the Gladiator (Ricky Hunter) in late '68 when he suffered a "broken ankle" on TV after being the victim of the masked man's vertical suplex.

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Tojo Mojo January 19th, 2013 02:32 GMT Print this post
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Larry--the Fla. clippings that I used to have that had the Butcher & the Viking on them were from1968.
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Larry January 20th, 2013 23:44 GMT Print this post
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The year 1968 very well could be right, Tojo. I know that I was in the 8th grade. Remember that my dad and I wore jackets, so it might have been in January or February of '68. The Gladiator came to Florida in the fall of '68, That's when my mom started taking me to the matches at the Orlando Sports Stadium on Monday nights.

I kept the program I bought from that very first Eau Gallie card, but all of my wrestling stuff got left down in Florida, no doubt in my ex-wife's garage. :-(
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daragaki January 31st, 2013 01:16 GMT Print this post
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Quoted from: Larry, January 19th, 2013 01:53  GMT
I remember Koa Tiki (Ray Kamaka) well. He and Sam Steamboat were tag-team partners against Butcher Vachon and The Viking in the main event of the very first live professional wrestling card I ever attended, in Eau Gallie, Fla.

Not sure of the exact date, but it most likely was in 1967. My dad took me to the card at the Eau Gallie Civic Center, a small venue (glorified high-school gym) and we sat in the third row. I remember that Steamboat & Tiki won the match in the third fall of the 2-out-of-3 contest when Vachon & The Viking were disqualified for using a foreign object, taped brass knuckles.

The ref first DQed Steamboat & Tiki when Sam picked up the brass knucks from the mat, They had flown out of Vachon's grip when Butcher was clocked by a punch from Steamboat. But the ref reversed the decision upon urging from the crowd that the heels had brought the knucks to the ring.

I remember Tiki as quite a solid mid-card worker during several tours of the Sunshine State. He played a key role in the build-up of the Gladiator (Ricky Hunter) in late '68 when he suffered a "broken ankle" on TV after being the victim of the masked man's vertical suplex.


So how was Ray Kamaka as a wrestler ? I don't recall seeing him wrestle when he was in Hawaii.
Ray lives in Hawaii and sells some kind of fruit drinks. He is also trying tp get the military to clean up his land that was used for war practice.
Interesting story.


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Larry February 02nd, 2013 01:17 GMT Print this post
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Koa Tiki (Ray Kamaka) was a good wrestler. Not a small guy, pretty athletic and adept at aerial stuff such as flying drop kicks. He threw a believable-looking forearm smash, which he often did after bouncing off the ropes in punching exchanges with his opponents.

He was no TV jobber. He and fellow Hawaiian Sam Steamboat were a very good tag team. I always enjoyed watching Koa Tiki wrestle, even though he didn't get higher billing than mid-card at the "A" venues in Florida.
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daragaki February 03rd, 2013 21:37 GMT Print this post
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This message was edited by daragaki on February 03rd, 2013 21:38 GMT

Thanks Larry for the info. on Koa Tiki. Funny thing is in the '60s I use to go to the matches as much as I could and I don't even remember seeing Tor Kamaka who wrestled as McRonald Kamaka.  


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Hahn Lee & Bing Ki Lee were the same wrestler as i knew.


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