I just read that Baron Mikel Scicluna died. He was a fixture among the prelim wrestlers on the WWF’s Saturday syndicated TV shows and the early 1980s Boston Garden cards.
I saw Scicluna on my very first Garden show in December 1981 (the one referenced in the banner image for this blog). He fought local Boston legend Pete “Duke of Dorchester” Doherty. I couldn’t say from memory who won, but it was no surprise to read on the History of WWE website that it was Doherty who (again) was pinned.
How embarrassing it was to read the WWE’s official announcement of Scicluna’s death and see that they misspelled his name at “Sclicuna.” Clearly the interns were manning the ship. Not sure how long this snafu will be up, but I saw it here.