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Wrestler   Views: 2591
Billy Riley   Comments: 6
Photo: Gerry   Item #: 15365  
Billy Riley
  I dont know how this pic got into our shoebox but here it is for all to enjoy........In the Red corner the one and only Billy Riley  

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Comments by Keith, 22nd July 2010  
As a 10 year old in 1951 I think I was "introduced" to Billy Riley and told he had been a world champion wrestler.He was enjoying a pint in the Crispin Arms, Birkett Bank at the time, my father was the landlord. Many years earlier a Wrestling Club had used the upstairs room at the pub on a regular basis.

Comments by John Riley, 23rd July 2010  

Comments by Gerry, 23rd July 2010  
Bet you wouldn't say that to his face!

Comments by Hendrik, 23rd July 2010  
In those days wrestling was real wrestling, unlike todays showbiz stuff.

Comments by Jim, 23rd July 2010  
Just to emphasise the point Billy apparently developed exceptional submission skills and he was admired as a fine athlete when he toured the USA. Unfortunately this ability sometimes resulted in his opponents obtaining a broken arm, now what was it you called him?

Comments by Catch Film, 28th March 2011  
There's a great film you can watch about this guy:


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