Just a reminder for older fans here in the U.K.on Sunday at the Oulton Institute in Leeds a chance to meet many of the stars of yesteryear.How many of the female stars of those years will attend I have not heard.
Like all the best mud wrestling shows the Jaggie show's always ended this way.
I was contacted after I put the first of these online by an old friend from the day who brought me up to date on things around his part of the world.
Apparently the Jaggie
was sold off in 2011 and the site used for housing,but the name was revived last year in Queens Street on the North Shore
in premises which operated as The Edge which was closed by the council after a number of incidents.
To refer back to happier times though in it's heyday the Jaggie was once named as one of the 50 roughest pubs in the U.K.and according to Paul Moody co author of the Rough Pub Guide he felt lucky to be alive when leaving the Thistle.
If further proof were needed that this wasn't in London the chanting often heard from the crowd was "Yorkshire,Yorkshire"which if a section happened to be in from Lancashire,or worse from Scotland things for door staff could get a little hairy.
I found this one very interesting as the short note that goes with it on Prudetube recalls this taking place at a pub in the West End of London in the late eighties.
Now I can't remember working the door at a West End pub at any time,but I do recall a few exciting weekends at a Blackpool Scots themed bar The Jaggie Thistle and the ring announcer's other job was wrestling for promoter Bobbie Baron at the Horse Shoe Show Bar at the Pleasure Beach.
A good mix of everything from wrestling to judo and for starters the elderly gent whose safety I have feared for.
I mention this because during a phone call to our friend Nadine in Germany I was taken to task by a friend of hers who had taken on one or two challengers and her toughest bouts were against gents of a certain age.
She did go on to explain that unlike younger men they were far slower in stiffening up,this despite the usual sly breast mauling and rarely had to quit for fear of an accident producing a creamy patch on shorts.
Possibly this is why I admire some of those younger guys with so much self control,or I suppose they could be gay!!