Tagged: King Kong Mosca

Remembering WWF referee Dick Woehrle, who has died

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

Check out this video of Angelo Mosca involved in a brief, real brawl

Fans of King Kong Mosca may get a kick out of this real-life scuffle that Angelo Mosca had with fellow Canadian Football League (CFL) alumni player Joe Kapp last week in Vancouver.

Kapp and Mosca have had a long-standing grudge from a game in 1963, during which Mosca gave a hard hit to one of Kapp’s teammates, sending him out of the game.

During a CFL alumni lunch last week, Kapp and Mosca shared the stage, and Kapp attempted to give Mosca a flower or something similar. Mosca told him, “Shove it up your ass,” and in response, Continue reading

King Kong Mosca mentions his Boston roots in his new autobiography

There’s been a lot of talk among the insider wrestling community in the past week or so about King Kong Mosca, who recently released an autobiography, Tell Me To My Face.

I always get a kick out of the fact that Angelo Mosca was born in Waltham, MA, which is only about 10 miles outside of Boston. That must have been a thrill for him to wrestle on cards in the old Boston Garden.

In his autobiography, Mosca – whose mother was half African American — talks about what it meant growing up in the Boston area as part of a biracial family in the 1940s. “Today, being one-quarter black might not seem like something to hide but, at the time, Continue reading

What would WWF wrestlers do to the victorious Boston Bruins?

Congrats to the Boston Bruins for winning the NHL Stanley Cup against the Vancouver Canucks.

If the Bruins had any bit of the WWE in their blood, the following incidents would be guaranteed to occur following the Stanley Cup victory: Continue reading

King Kong Mosca sends Bob Backlund over the edge by spitting on him

King Kong Angelo Mosca had two major angles during his brief time as a WWF headliner in 1981. One was the much remembered incident during which he whacked Pat Patterson in the head with a water pitcher.

But there was also the time Mosca made WWF Champion Bob Backlund go nearly berserk. Continue reading

My first WWF card at the Boston Garden featured Backlund, Muraco, and an ornery Executioner

It was 29 years ago this month that I attended my first pro wrestling card, a WWF show at the old Boston Garden. As the program image at the top of my blog shows, the main event for that afternoon was WWF Champion Bob Backlund against the Magnificent Muraco, who blew off their house show feud in the 15-foot-high 8-foot-high steel cage.

At one point Muraco missed a dive off the top rope as he tried to jam his taped spike thumb into Backlund’s throat. Backlund eventually escaped the cage (no pinfalls in WWF cages in those days), and I remember fans throwing trash at Muraco as he left the ring after the match.

One of the undercard bouts also still sticks with me Continue reading