Ever since former WWF referee Dick Woehrle died, I’ve been thinking a lot about the refs we used to know by name during the early 1980s.
Part of that familiarity was because ring announcer Joe McHugh would always tells us their names during his opening monolgue every week on Saturday morning Championship Wrestling here in Boston. But even the refs themselves seem cookie-cutter in today’s WWE compared to the refs of yesteryear.
Aside from Woehrle, other guys (and one gal) I remember include: Continue reading
Word broke out on Monday that former WWF referee Dick Woehrle had died, including this announcement from the Wrestling Observer website.
I remember Woehrle vividly from all of those mornings I watched the WWF on WLVI-TV 56 in Boston, when Championship Wrestling aired. He was on almost every week alongside fellow refs Continue reading
Back in the days of WWF Championship Wrestling and All-Star Wrestling, the layout of the shows was fairly cookie-cutter. Vince McMahon and his color commentator, Pat Patterson, would say hello, they’d have some matches, and Vince would conduct the localized interviews to build up the upcoming Boston Garden cards.
But one day in 1981, Championship Wrestling started with Vince alone, holding a dented metal pitcher. Continue reading