RIP Len Rossi

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RIP Len Rossi

#1 Post by SpacemanSpiff » Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:30 pm

Not a name you'd be familiar with unless you watched the Mid-South NWA 'rassling circles in the late 60s and early 70s. Pretty much always a face wrestler, and usually as part of a tag-team, he was known for integrating the sport in Alabama with a Black tag-team partner, Bearcat Brown, in 1962 (recall, this is when George Wallace was campaigning on his "segregation now..." platform). They were always crowd favorites, and usually packed the arenas they performed in. He had to retire from the sport in 1972 after a bad auto accident messed up one of his legs.

Age 91.

https://www.al.com/news/2020/10/pro-wre ... -dies.html

https://www.tennessean.com/story/sports ... 943204002/
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Re: RIP Len Rossi

#2 Post by mikehardware » Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:43 pm

Sad news. I started watching rasslin when my family moved to Nashville in the mid 60s and remember him and Tojo Yamamoto.

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