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#41 Guest_Andrews_*

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 08:53 AM

I think there were 2-3 different publications of this kind in Germany 20 years ago and I think in the UK, too.


The UK has Fin Martin's Power Slam magazine which has been running for a couple of decades (Before that Fin produced Superstars of Wrestling). It is a credible magazine and the "PS50" tends to garner a lot of discussion every year still. There is also a magazine called Fighting Spirit Magazine which has been going for a few years now which is far less credible frankly (ad's for tiny indy shows featuring copyrighted images, spelling and grammar mistakes, promoting nobodies as if they were somebodies) and a general tone of pandering to the Internet crowds. It's editor is known to go across all sorts of wrestling forums plugging issues and asking for feedback which is a bit of a running joke within some circles.

We should do a magazine thread...

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 10:07 AM

The UK has Fin Martin's Power Slam magazine which has been running for a couple of decades (Before that Fin produced Superstars of Wrestling). It is a credible magazine and the "PS50" tends to garner a lot of discussion every year still. There is also a magazine called Fighting Spirit Magazine which has been going for a few years now which is far less credible frankly (ad's for tiny indy shows featuring copyrighted images, spelling and grammar mistakes, promoting nobodies as if they were somebodies) and a general tone of pandering to the Internet crowds. It's editor is known to go across all sorts of wrestling forums plugging issues and asking for feedback which is a bit of a running joke within some circles.


FSM is far better than PS now. PS is just a total joke. I'm not even sure Fin Martin even watches wrestling anymore. He just spends the whole mag sniping at Cena and Henry and going on about Christian should be the top guy and stuff. It's like someone gave Scott Keith a printing press. FSM's improved loads under Brian Elliot though.

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 10:20 AM

Andrews when was the last time you read FSM? It's by far the best wrestling magazine nowadays. The historical articles are fantastic, as are the guest columns by the likes of Jim Cornette and Steve Austin.

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 10:38 AM

Andrews when was the last time you read FSM? It's by far the best wrestling magazine nowadays. The historical articles are fantastic, as are the guest columns by the likes of Jim Cornette and Steve Austin.


I was sent a copy about five or six months ago, I don't recall who the editor was or what time period of ownership that would have fallen under.

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 11:41 AM

It's been Brian Elliot for a couple of years now. You're the only person I've heard of that prefers PS to FSM nowadays.

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 01:37 PM

This is not French but interesting Euro vintage nonetheless...

http://www.rtve.es/f...not-97/1465300/

There's a clip here of a catch-as-catch-can bout held in Vienna (Austria) in 1944. Go to the link and click on the right bookmark called "Deportes" (Sport) to skip right to it.

The ring's skirt is barely visible at the start but it's an interesting one to say the least.

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 03:12 PM

Well, it's 1944, so what do you expect?

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 03:49 PM

It's the first time that I see vintage footage from any place where there are any logos of any kind on the skirt. I'd have expected a big ass banner like on other sports events or flags decorating ringside like at boxing events during Nazi Germany but it was amusing to see it on the ring skirt. I always thought ring skirt decorations came several decades later.

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 10:33 PM

I'm new to this; maybe it's already known, however, some more classic clips from French Catch are here:

http://www.dailymoti...rt#.UZr4fdgqWSp

There are more pic's from classic wrestling here:

http://www.dailymoti...rt#.UZr4fdgqWSp

and here:

http://www.lutte-wre...com/galerie.htm

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 10:40 PM

Too new to this,

sorry, the second link was the same as the first, hope this time it's the right one:

http://www.lutte-wre...galleries.html;

From a present Catch Club in France, you can find information and videos here:

http://catchclubcognacais.wifeo.com/

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:24 AM

I'm realy sorry, that the gallery link failed again, now trying a third time,:

http://www.lutte-wrestling.com/


Not the same link as in last post, but scroll down and check out "New Galleries(from151)".

(Now I have learned how to preview and try the link before posting).

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 01:32 PM

Bumping an old thread

 

Less than two weeks ago the British Pathe archive of newsreels was updated with literally thousands of films. There are many wrestling clips from France, England, USA, Japan, etc.:

 

https://www.youtube....query=wrestling



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Posted 24 April 2014 - 01:39 PM

Here's one. El Padre de Mascarita Sagrada?

 



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Posted 24 April 2014 - 02:42 PM

Damn, the last spot should be brought back :

 



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Posted 24 April 2014 - 08:02 PM

http://boutique.ina....=Boutique_Video

 

INA has 3 full episodes of a catch broadcast available for sale to download at 3 euros a piece.  One features a tag match with Gilbert Cesca.



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Posted 03 May 2014 - 03:16 PM

Jeez that guy in the black trunks is a bump freak. 



#57 Phil Schneider

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 11:54 PM

http://boutique.ina....=Boutique_Video

 

INA has 3 full episodes of a catch broadcast available for sale to download at 3 euros a piece.  One features a tag match with Gilbert Cesca.

 

Can anyone figure out how to do this? I love French Catch.



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Posted 04 May 2014 - 01:30 PM

It just now went and downloaded an episode to try it out and everything worked, I just put in my American debit card info and everything processed fine.  Doesn't even look like I got charged with a conversion fee.  Anyway, it works just like a normal online store check out.  I know French pretty well but even if you didn't it seems easy to walk your way through.  I'll do a little walkthrough though:

Click the episode you want to buy > Click Telecharger (download) > Acceder a mon Panier (Go to my shopping cart) > Valider mon Panier (check-out) > S'inscrire (register) > Fill out all the info, the form is pretty familiar > Now you should be prompted to fill in an address, do it and click on the bottom right button > Pretty straightforward after this, keep clicking the bottom right link to move forward, you'll be prompted to put in payment information, it took my US debit card just fine, then you'll be taken to a page that confirms you order.  Below the receipt information there should be a bar with your video on it, click the "Telecharger" button to download.

 

Hope that helps somewhat.  I downloaded the Mars 1965 episode btw.



#59 Phil Schneider

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 02:51 PM

How was the episode? I am going to have to check it out



#60 tim

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 07:44 PM

This guy's recently uploaded a bunch of full matches:

 

https://www.youtube....VLSDzsrw/videos






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