Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Blooper! Another Wrestler We'd Forgotten

Every once in awhile, we come across a newspaper blooper for which there is simply no explanation. Such is the case with this newspaper result for the June 16, 1980 card at the Greenville Memorial Auditorium in Greenville, SC.

It was in a preliminary match on the card where Billy Starr lost a decision to that well known wrestler ..."NIFTY!"

What? Who the heck is Nifty?? We can't even guess who it was supposed to be, and we've not come across the ad for the show, either.

But congratulations to Nifty for his debut win in Greenville!

For more Bloopers, visit our blooper directory.

Otherwise, it surely was a wild main event as Blackjack Mulligan brought in one of the family, Cousin Luke, to team with Sweet Ebony Diamond to defeat the diverse team of Greg "The Hammer" Valentine, Enforcer Luciano, and the Masked Superstar.

We've written about Enforcer Luciano on the website, but not much about Blackjack's Cousin Luke. You may remember him sitting in the floor of the ring during tag team matches eating popcorn, much to the frustration of Blackjack who had sprung Luke "from the home" to help out in his battles with Luciano and others.

For more on Cousin Luke and all of Blackjack's crazy family and friends, visit Part 3 of the Eagle Pass Biographies in Blackjack's BBQ.