Tuesday, June 29, 2021

The World's Oldest Living Wrestler (Setting the Record Straight)

We recently received a nice email from Mrs. Evelyn Jacobs, the wife of wrestling legend Abe Jacobs. She was making note of the fact that she had seen several mentions online that the oldest living wrestler was thought to be "Cowboy" Bob Ellis.

She wanted us to know, at least, that this information was not true.

"My husband is the oldest," Mrs. Jacobs wrote. "He was born June 18th, 1928. He's about eight months older than Bob Ellis. Just thought this info would be of interest to you."

We are happy to have this information and pleased to help Evelyn set the record straight! And we wish her and Abe all the best.

For more on Abe Jacobs:
Gateway Interview: Abe Jacobs by David Chappell (Archive site.)
Meeting Abe Jacobs by Don Holbrook