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Tennessee Wrestling Legends Reunion
Tennessee Wrestling Legends Reunion
(seated, l to r) Gorgeous George Jr., Tommy Marlin, Eddie Marlin, Don Fargo, Tommy Gilbert, Duke Myers, Wade Gann, Jerry Barber, Jimmy Smith, Jim Lancaster, Bob Boyer, Bob Roop, Mike Sircy
(standing, l to r) Eric Embry, Buddy Wayne, Paul Neighbours Jr., Ronnie Garvin, Charlie Smith, Percival A. Friend, Mac McMurray, Bill White, Jim Dalton, Bruce Swayze, Charlie Fulton, Larry Cheatham, Frank Morrell
(on ring apron, l to r) Arvil Hutto, Scott Teal
(in ring, l to r) Rip Tyler, Paul Neighbours Sr., George Weingeroff, Gene Bennett, Len Rossi, Tony Falk, Sylvia Hackney, Dennis Hall, Thurman Dolan, George Gulas, Bill Smithson, Rick McCord, Ethel Brown, Ann Casey
(not pictured) Debbie Combs, Cora Combs, Randy Colley


  For the second year in a row, Scott and Angela Teal hosted the Tennessee Wrestling Legends Reunion at their home in Gallatin, Tennessee.  Forty-five wrestlers, all of whom worked for Nick Gulas prior to 1982, showed up and spent the weekend reminiscing about old times and looking through wrestling memorabilia.

  Several people were unable to attend due to health issues.  Susan Green (believes she suffered a stroke and will be going in for tests on Tuesday), Don Greene (recovering from heart problems and is on oxygen), Al Greene (bad health), Les Thatcher (growth in his right eye), Roger Kirby (eye surgery), Frankie Cain (bad health, plus his wife is undergoing chemo for the cancer she's been fighting for many years), Bill Dromo (Parkinson's disease), and Dick Steinborn (tore his right knee last week).

  Mike Sircy, a member of the NWA and owner of NWA Top Rpe Wrestling, set up a ring for the group picture and photo ops.  In the last hours of the reunion, after many of the attendees had left, Debbie Combs and Sylvia Hackney went through a series of moves.  Ethel Brown asked Debbie to give her a body slam, which was a scary thing at her age, but she took it and got up with the help of Ronnie Garvin and Ann Casey.

  Mac McMurray was awarded the "Crowbar" award for 2011 and Len Rossi (who showed up for just a short time due to an irregular heartbeat) was given the award for 2010.  Before the awards and door prizes were given out, the music "Pomp and Circumstance" began playing and Gorgeous George Jr. walked down the steps in one of his old jumpsuits, handing out "gold" bobby pins to the attendees.

  This was the first wrestling event in more than 30 years for two wrestlers: Lee Teal (no relation to Scott), who wrestled as Mad Dog Teal in the Carolinas and Rip Tyler (with Buzz Tyler as his partner) for several other promotions, and Charlie Fulton, who was reunited with his old partner, Frank Morrell.  They wrestled together as the masked Mighty Yankees in 1973.

Photos not for reproduction in any media source without written permission of the photographer.
 

Duke Myers-Eric Embry-Tommy Gilbert
Photo by Scott Teal
 

Ethel Brown-Gorgeous George Jr-Ann Casey
Photo by Scott Teal
 

Percival A Friend-Mike Sircy-Bill White
Photo by Scott Teal

Ann Casey-Cora Combs-Debbie Combs-
Ethel Brown-Sylvia Hackney

Photo by Scott Teal
 
 

Angela Teal-Sylvia Hackney
Photo by Scott Teal

Ann Casey airplane spins Ethel Brown
Photo by Scott Teal

Photo by Bill White

Photo by Scott Teal

Photo by Bill White
 
Photos not for reproduction in any media source without written permission of the photographer.
 

Dennis Hall-Mac McMurray-Thurman Dolan
Photo by Scott Teal
 

Rip Tyler [Lee Teal]-George Gulas-Don Fargo
Photo by Scott Teal
 

Eric Weingeroff-Jim Dalton-Herbie Weingeroff
Photo by Scott Teal
 

Larry Cheatham-Ronnie Garvin
Photo by Scott Teal
 

Bob Boyer
Photo by Scott Teal
 

Charlie Smith-Garry Johnson
Photo by Scott Teal
 

Scott Teal-Jim Lancaster
Photo by Scott Teal
 

Bob Roop-George Weingeroff-Tony Falk
Photo by Scott Teal
 

Tommy Marlin-Jerry Barber
Photo by Scott Teal
 
Photos not for reproduction in any media source without written permission of the photographer.
 
 
 
The Mighty Yankees: 1973 and 2011
Charlie Fulton and Frank Morrell

Photo by Scott Teal
 

Gavin Bridges and Ronnie Garvin
Photo by Scott Teal
 

Ronnie Garvin-Duke Myers-Bob Roop-Gavin Bridges-Caleb Bridges
Photo by Scott Teal
 

Caleb Bridges-Ronnie Garvin
Photo by Scott Teal

Ring courtesy NWA Top Rope Wrestling
Photo by Bill White
 

Len Rossi-George Gulas
Photo by Mike Sircy

Gorgeous George Jr-Jim Dalton
Photo by Scott Teal
 
Photos not for reproduction in any media source without written permission of the photographer.
 

Photo by Bill White
 

Photo by Mike Sircy
 

Photo by Bill White
Gorgeous George Jr. makes an appearance and passes out "gold" bobby pins.

George Gulas-Rick McCord
Photo by Scott Teal
 

Don Fargo holding Cinnamon
Photo by Scott Teal

Don Fargo-Angela Teal
Photo by Scott Teal
 

Bruce Swayze-Jim Dalton
Photo by Scott Teal
 

Judy Teal-Rip Tyler [Lee Teal]
Photo by Bill White
 

Janice Bennett-Gene Bennett
Photo by Scott Teal
 
Photos not for reproduction in any media source without written permission of the photographer.
 

Crowd shot
Photo by Mike Sircy

Tony Falk-Eric Embry-Rick McCord
Photo by Scott Teal
 

Tommy Gilbert, official greeter
Photo by Scott Teal

Jimmy Smith-Mike Sircy-Eddie Marlin
Photo by Scott Teal

Bob Boyer
Photo by Scott Teal
 
 

George Gulas-Larry Cheatham
Photo by Scott Teal

Cora Combs
Photo by Scott Teal

Ann Casey-Ethel Brown
Photo by Scott Teal

Sylvia Thumb and Little Cora
Photo by Scott Teal

Sylvia Hackney pins Debbie Combs
Referee Ethel Brown

Photo by Scott Teal
 
Photos not for reproduction in any media source without written permission of the photographer.
 

Charlie Fulton-Bill White-Percival A Friend
Photo by Scott Teal
 

Randy Colley-Jim Lancaster
Photo by Bill White
 

Wade Gann-Thurman Dolan-Arvil Hutto
Photo by Scott Teal
 

Tommy Gilbert-Jim Dalton-Bill White
Joey Franks-Bruce Swayze
Ronnie Garvin-Jerry Barber

Photo by Scott Teal
 

Frank Morrell-Buddy Wayne
Photo by Scott Teal
 

Duke Myers-Dennis Hall-Larry Cheatham
Jerry Barber-Don Fargo-Tommy Gilbert

Photo by Scott Teal

Len Rossi-Paul Neighbours Sr.
Photo by Mike Sircy
 

Mac McMurray
Photo by Mike Sircy

Paul Neighbours Jr-Mike Porter
Photo by Scott Teal
 
Photos not for reproduction in any media source without written permission of the photographer.
 

Bill Smithson [Moondog Spike]
Photo by Scott Teal
 

Door sign
Photo by Scott Teal
 

Wade Gann
Photo by Mike Sircy
 

Jerry Barber
Photo by Scott Teal
 

Mac McMurray
Photo by Scott Teal
 

Jimmy Smith
Photo by Mike Sircy

 
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