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#1 Beast

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 12:07 PM

Super specific topic here but....

 

I've been reacquiring Apter Mags for the past year or so and now have a fairly large collection dating from 1976 to 1999, around 300 issues.

 

One feature that always stood out to me as a kid was the Capsule Profile in Inside Wrestling because of the way it spotlighted a specific wrestler each month, as it opened my eyes to non-WWF/WCW promotions. Now that I have a substantial run, I've been using the fact that each profile is numbered to create a list of every single person featured.

 

I now have 239 out of the first 300 done, using both my collection and the contents pages posted on some eBay listings. The bottom few are from the later years where Inside Wrestling was combined with The Wrestler and have no dates.

 

I figured this might be interesting for those who used to read the magazines to see, but also if anyone happens to have any issues I currently have blank, it would be fantastic to be able to fill in more spots. Just post or send me a message with the wrestler featured.

 

 

  1. 7/76 - Frankie Laine
  2. 8/76 - Ernie Ladd
  3. 9/76 - Blackjack Mulligan
  4. 10/76 - 
  5. 11/76 - Dusty Rhodes
  6. 12/76 - Ivan Koloff
  7. 1/77 - Tim Woods
  8. 2/77 - Superstar Billy Graham
  9. 3/77 - Mike Graham
  10. 4/77 - Ric Flair
  11. 5/77 - 
  12. 6/77 - Ivan Putski
  13. 7/77 - Jose Lothario
  14. 8/77 - Larry Zbyszko
  15. 9/77 - Ken Patera
  16. 10/77 - Nick Bockwinkel
  17. 11/77 - Mr. Wrestling II
  18. 12/77 - Don Leo Jonathan
  19. 1/78 - Dory Funk Jr.
  20. 2/78 - Bob Backlund
  21. 3/78 - Jim Brunzell
  22. 4/78 - Dino Bravo
  23. 5/78 - Mil Mascaras
  24. 7/78 - Jay Strongbow
  25. 8/78 - Tony Garea
  26. 9/78 - Steve Keirn
  27. 10/78 - Abdullah The Butcher
  28. 11/78 - The Spoiler
  29. 12/78 - Harley Race #1
  30. 1/79 - Tommy Rich
  31. 2/79 - Gorilla Monsoon
  32. 3/79 - Bruiser Brody
  33. 4/79 - Masked Superstar
  34. 5/79 - Bulldog Brower
  35. 6/79 - Ken Patera #2
  36. 7/79 - Jimmy Snuka
  37. 8/79 - Ted Dibiase
  38. 9/79 - Pat Patterson
  39. 10/79 - Lou Albano
  40. 11/79 - Nikolai Volkoff
  41. 12/79 - Terry Funk
  42. 1/80 - 
  43. 2/80 - Dick Murdoch
  44. 3/80 - Bobby Duncum
  45. 4/80 - Roddy Piper
  46. 5/80 - Harley Race #2
  47. 6/80 - Mad Dog Vachon
  48. 7/80 - Ricky Steamboat
  49. 8/80 - Tony Atlas
  50. 9/80 - Jimmy Valiant
  51. 10/80 - 
  52. 11/80 - 
  53. 12/80 - 
  54. 1/81 - Rick Martel
  55. 2/81 - Stan Hansen
  56. 3/81 - 
  57. 4/81 - Ivan Putski #2
  58. 5/81 - Paul Jones
  59. 6/81 - Sgt. Slaughter
  60. 7/81 - Don Muraco
  61. 8/81 - George Steele
  62. 9/81 - The Grappler
  63. 10/81 - Pat Patterson #2
  64. 11/81 - The Mighty Igor
  65. 12/81 - Rocky Johnson
  66. 1/82 - Les Thornton
  67. 2/82 - 
  68. 3/82 - Roddy Piper #2
  69. 4/82 - Tony Garea #2
  70. 5/82 - 
  71. 6/82 - 
  72. 7/82 - Bruiser Brody #2
  73. 8/82 - Jerry Lawler
  74. 9/82 - Wahoo McDaniel
  75. 10/82 - Junkyard Dog
  76. 11/82 - Tommy Rich #2
  77. 12/82 - 
  78. 1/83 - Andre The Giant
  79. 2/83 - Brad Rheingans
  80. 3/83 - 
  81. 4/83 - 
  82. 5/83 - 
  83. 6/83 - Giant Baba
  84. 7/83 - Tully Blanchard
  85. 8/83 - Bugsy McGraw
  86. 9/83 - Bruno Sammartino Jr.
  87. 10/83 - Mr. Saito
  88. 11/83 - Big John Studd
  89. 12/83 - 
  90. 1/84 - Angelo Mosca
  91. 2/84 - Jesse Ventura
  92. 3/84 - Iceman King Parsons
  93. 4/84 - Butch Reed
  94. 5/84 - 
  95. 6/84 - Mr. Wrestling II #2
  96. 7/84 - 
  97. 8/84 - Tito Santana
  98. 9/84 - Jimmy Valiant
  99. 10/84 - Gino Hernandez
  100. 11/84 - Ric Flair #2
  101. 12/84 - Tony Atlas #2
  102. 1/85 - Kevin Sullivan
  103. 2/85 - Rick Martel #2
  104. 3/85 - Eddie Gilbert
  105. 4/85 - 
  106. 5/85 - Michael Hayes
  107. 6/85 - Rick Rude
  108. 7/85 - Terry Taylor
  109. 8/85 - Randy Savage
  110. 9/85 - Larry Zbyszko #2
  111. 10/85 - Dusty Rhodes #3
  112. 11/85 - Billy Jack Haynes
  113. 12/85 - Manny Fernandez
  114. 1/86 - Sgt. Slaughter #2
  115. 2/86 - Paul Orndorff
  116. 3/86 - Chris Adams
  117. 4/86 - Nikita Koloff
  118. 5/86 - Jake Roberts
  119. 6/86 - Ted Dibiase #2
  120. 7/86 - George Steele #2
  121. 8/86 - Jim Duggan
  122. 9/86 - Adrian Street
  123. 10/86 - Harley Race #3
  124. 11/86 - Dick Slater
  125. 12/86 - Roddy Piper #3
  126. 1/87 - Ivan Koloff #2
  127. 2/87 - Barry Windham
  128. 3/87 - Kevin Von Erich
  129. 4/87 - Koko B Ware
  130. 5/87 - Rocky Johnson #2
  131. 6/87 - Tully Blanchard
  132. 7/87 - Brian Adias
  133. 8/87 - Tito Santana #2
  134. 9/87 - Honky Tonk Man
  135. 10/87 - Lex Luger
  136. 11/87 - Stan Hansen #2
  137. 12/87 - Curt Hennig
  138. 1/88 - Bam Bam Bigelow
  139. 2/88 - Ronnie Garvin
  140. 3/88 - Tony Atlas #3
  141. 4/88 - King Kong Bundy
  142. 5/88 - Steve Williams
  143. 6/88 - Kerry Von Erich
  144. 7/88 - 
  145. 8/88 - Brutus Beefcake
  146. 9/88 - Mike Rotundo
  147. 10/88 - Jimmy Snuka #2
  148. 11/88 - Wahoo McDaniel #2
  149. 12/88 - Kamala
  150. 1/89 - 
  151. 2/89 - 
  152. 3/89 - Jeff Jarrett
  153. 4/89 - Ultimate Warrior
  154. 5/89 - Ricky Steamboat #2
  155. 6/89 - Al Perez
  156. 7/89 - Akeem
  157. 8/89 - Tom Zenk
  158. 9/89 - Sting
  159. 10/89 - Hulk Hogan #2
  160. 11/89 - Roddy Piper #4
  161. 12/89 - Jimmy Garvin
  162. 1/90 - Dennis Condrey
  163. 2/90 - Ric Flair #3
  164. 3/90 - Brian Pillman
  165. 4/90 - Rick Martel #3
  166. 5/90 - Buzz Sawyer
  167. 6/90 - 
  168. 7/90 - Randy Savage #2
  169. 8/90 - Kevin Von Erich #2
  170. 9/90 - Tully Blanchard #2
  171. 10/90 - Sid Vicious
  172. 11/90 - Dusty Rhodes #4
  173. 12/90 - Arn Anderson 
  174. 1/91 - Rick Rude #2
  175. 2/91 - Chris Adams #2
  176. 3/91 - Terry Taylor #2
  177. 4/91 - Big Bossman
  178. 5/91 - B. Brian Blair
  179. 6/91 - 
  180. 7/91 - Bobby Eaton
  181. 8/91 - Greg Valentine
  182. 9/91 - Nikita Koloff #2
  183. 10/91 - Jake Roberts #2
  184. 11/91 - Paul Orndorff #2
  185. 12/91 - Cactus Jack
  186. 1/92 - Richard Morton
  187. 2/92 - The Mountie
  188. 3/92 - Tito Santana #3
  189. 4/92 - Koko B Ware #2
  190. 5/92 - Bambi
  191. 6/92 - Davey Boy Smith
  192. 7/92 - Eddie Gilbert #2
  193. 8/92
  194. 9/92 - Ron Simmons
  195. 10/92 - Tony Anthony
  196. 11/92 - Undertaker
  197. 12/92 - Vader
  198. 1/93 - Manny Fernandez #2
  199. 2/93 - 
  200. 3/93 - 
  201. 4/93 - Bob Backlund
  202. 5/93 - Jerry Lawler #2
  203. 6/93 - Crush
  204. 7/93 - Brian Christopher
  205. 8/93 - Davey Boy Smith #2
  206. 9/93 - Marty Jannetty
  207. 10/93 - 
  208. 11/93 - Ricky Steamboat #3
  209. 12/93 - 
  210. 1/94 - Dustin Rhodes
  211. 2/94 - Lex Luger #2
  212. 3/94 - Tom Prichard
  213. 4/94 - IRS #2
  214. 5/94 - 2 Cold Scorpio
  215. 6/94 - Tatanka
  216. 7/94 - Lord Steven Regal
  217. 8/94 - Alundra Blayze
  218. 9/94 - Kevin Sullivan #2
  219. 10/94 - Bam Bam Bigelow #2
  220. 11/94 - Johnny B Badd
  221. 12/94 - Sid Vicious #2
  222. 13/94 - Shane Douglas
  223. 1/95 - Owen Hart
  224. 2/95 - Razor Ramon
  225. 3/95 - Honky Tonk Man #2
  226. 4/95 - Brutus Beefcake #2
  227. 5/95 - Cactus Jack #2
  228. 6/95 - 
  229. 7/95 - Sabu
  230. 8/95 - 
  231. 9/95 - Arn Anderson #2
  232. 10/95 - Taz
  233. 11/95 - Diesel
  234. 12/95 - Sting #2
  235. 13/95 - Harlem Heat
  236. 1/96 - Mabel
  237. 2/96 - Terry Funk #2
  238. 3/96 - Randy Savage #3
  239. 4/96 - Buddy Landell
  240. 5/96 - Jeff Jarrett #2
  241. 6/96 - 
  242. 7/96 - Brian Pillman #2
  243. 8/96 - Ahmed Johnson
  244. 9/96 - Steiner Brothers
  245. 10/96 - Savio Vega
  246. 11/96 - Rey Mysterio Jr.
  247. 12/96 - Marc Mero #2
  248. 13/96 - 2 Cold Scorpio #2
  249. 1/97 - Goldust #2
  250. 2/97 - 
  251. 3/97 - 
  252. 4/97 - Steve Austin
  253. 5/97 - 
  254. 6/97 - Chris Benoit
  255. 7/97 - Hunter Hearst Helmsley
  256. 8/97 - 
  257. 9/97 - Diamond Dallas Page
  258. 10/97 - Mankind #3
  259. 11/97 - Kevin Nash #2
  260. 12/97 - Davey Boy Smith #3
  261. 13/97 - Buff Bagwell
  262. 1/98 - 
  263. 2/98 - Bret Hart
  264. 3/98 - Sgt. Slaughter #3
  265. 4/98 - 
  266. 5/98 - Rob Van Dam
  267. 6/98 - Owen Hart #2
  268. 7/98 - Randy Savage #4
  269. 8/98 - 
  270. 9/98 - Scott Steiner #2
  271. 10/98 - Rocky Maivia
  272. 11/98 - Sable
  273. 12/98 - Ken Shamrock
  274. 13/98 - Raven
  275. 1/99 - 
  276. 2/99 - 
  277. 3/99 - 
  278. 4/99 -
  279. 5/99 - Rey Mysterio Jr. #2
  280. 6/99 - 
  281. 7/99 - 
  282. 8/99 - 
  283. 9/99 - Bam Bam Bigelow #2
  284. 10/99 - 
  285. 11/99 - 
  286. 12/99 - 
  287. 13/99 - Sid Vicious #3
  288. 1/00 - 
  289. 2/00 - 
  290. 3/00 - 
  291. 4/00 - 
  292. 5/00 - 
  293. 6/00 - 
  294. 7/00 - 
  295. 8/00 - Justin Credible
  296. 9/00 - 
  297. 10/00 - 
  298. 11/00 - 
  299. 12/00 -
  300. 1/01 - 

 

315 - Chris Jericho

328 - The Hurricane

331 - Finlay

357 - Sting #3

358 - Kurt Angle

368 - Jack Swagger

 

371 - Daniel Bryan



#2 peachchaos

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 09:56 PM

Let be the first to say, this is cool. I haven't looked through the whole list yet, but the first named piqued my interests. 

 

Meltzer's bio:

Frank Luhovy, who wrestled under the name Cowboy Frankie Laine, passed away this past Tuesday at the age of 73.

 

Laine was a journeyman wrestler who worked from 1966 and continued into the late 80s, often working as enhancement talent on WWE television toward the end of his career.  After leaving wrestling, he was very vocal about the treatment wrestlers received from promoters, in particular in 1999 after the death of Owen Hart.

 

Laine was one of the early wrestlers with a valet, Miss Linda Lee, as she was known, and later as Linda Lee Laine.

 

He had good fire as a babyface and was a wrestler who received good pushes in smaller territories, but was more a prelim wrestler in larger promotions.

 

He got his early break as a tag team partner of Lonnie Mayne in Portland, and also had success in Hawaii, Tennessee and California.

 

His biggest drawing run came during one of the hottest runs in the history of pro wrestling in the Caribbean, when he and Dutch Mantel were a heel Cowboy tag team that feuded with Carlos Colon, The Invader and various partners in 1979 over the North American tag team titles.  That was one of the best weekly drawing periods in the history of pro wrestling in Puerto Rico and one that would be considered noteworthy anywhere at any time.  It was the run that made Mantell such a big star there.

 

In California, he captured the Americas title from Black Gordman when Southern California wrestling was on national television and it the territory was at a hot point.  His run as babyface champion was more to set up Killer Kowalski coming in and destroying him for the title to set Kowalski up for a big run.  Laine returned in 1973 as a heel with a valet.

 

He had been running his family's 700-acre farm in Alvinston, Ontario since getting off the road.

 

He had been suffering from multiple scleroris.

 



#3 Beast

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 12:23 AM

Thanks!

 

I was drawn to the sheer randomness of names featured and WHEN they were featured.

 

I actually tracked down that '76 issue because I knew it would have the first entry and boy was I perplexed when the series started with Cowboy Frankie Laine.

 

As you shared, he's definitely a character. Only real footage I was able to find was some matches as a jobber in 1986 WWF at the very end of his career.






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