Channel 47 Wrestling

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Big J
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Channel 47 Wrestling

Postby Big J » Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:54 pm

My mom has recalled a number of times going to wrestling shows at Channel 47's old location. This would have been during the mid-late 60's. Does anyone recall anything about these shows? About how long did this last, into the 70's? Also, where exactly was 47's old location?

*Note from admin: Newspaper clipping added showing 6:00 PM TV channel line up for Big Time Wrestling.
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Re: Channel 47 Wrestling

Postby Lost Fresno » Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:35 pm

Gosh, when I was a kid watching our black and white TV, I was often flustrated with the only thing on TV was Big Time Wrestling on channel 47. It was the very early 60's and it seemed to be on every week. Pepper Gomez was one of the big stars back then. I never went to any of the live events but I sure remember the show. I found a web site deadicated to Big Time Wrestling telecasts in Northen Californai during the early days but to the web site owner, early is the 1970's. Heck, it had already been airing for 10 years by that time!

http://homepage.mac.com/viktor2/btw/

TimBarrett59

Re: Channel 47 Wrestling

Postby TimBarrett59 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 6:18 pm

I used to LOVE watching the old Ch 47 wrestling shows. its what got me totally interested in wrestling as a kid and made me want to be involved when i got older(and I did I am one of the principles in the two local promotions here). I'll never forget going one time to the ch 47 studios and seeing Pat Patterson and Rocky Johnson(The Rock's Dad) absolutly destroying the Masked interns in a bloodbath of a match!

There is still live wrestling in Fresno for all you fans out there, check out http://www.northamericanwrestling.com and follow NAW and Piledriver Pro Wrestling. PPW's next show will be this Sunday at the old Dan Gamel's sports Club at 4774 N. Blackstone between Shaw and gettysburg. Show starts at 4:30, tickets 10.00 in advance, $12 at the door. Great wrestling action.

TimBarrett59

Re: Channel 47 Wrestling

Postby TimBarrett59 » Sun Oct 03, 2010 3:42 pm

FYI, for anyone who might be interested in a career in Pro wrestling, The NAW school is moving into their new facility this week at 2970 N. Sunnyside #102 (Thats off Shields and Clovis Ave). New classes are starting soon. We are also train referees, valets, managers. TV tapings will resume shortly and are $5 a for a great 2 hour show that will be broadcast on Youtube and eventualy local TV. For more info, see the website http://www.northamericanwrestling.com

LP

Re: Channel 47 Wrestling

Postby LP » Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:02 pm

I loved watching big-time wrestling on ch 47 when I was a kid! Pat Patterson and Rocky Johnson were my faves :) I did see them live once but it was at Selland Arena.

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Re: Channel 47 Wrestling

Postby Big J » Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:58 pm

That's interesting! The earlier days had them at the Memorial Auditorium and occasionally Kearney Bowl. I imagine Seland was great once it was built.

TimBarrett59

Re: Channel 47 Wrestling

Postby TimBarrett59 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:46 pm

Hey all you local wrestling fans, Fresno's own Local promotion, North American Wrestling will be bringing back the old school studio type shows of the Golden age starting Friday Jan 14th at the NAW Dojo Studio at 2970 N. Sunnyside #102. See all your favorite NAW stars like Red Rhyno, Commissioner Bobby Corona, Sir Nigel Bolton, Lucha Kid, Ref Timmy Tuaca, Channel Surfers, Louie "The Punisher" Tugman, plus many more NAW stars. This show will kick off a tradition of a show every 2 weeks at the NAW Dojo Studios.

If youre interested in attending or interested in a career in pro wrestling, then keep and eye on http://www.northamericanwrestling.com for more information. The site is durrently being revamped and new information will be appearing daily starting next week.

or email us at NAWCorp@yahoo.com for more info.

North American Wrestling

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Re: Channel 47 Wrestling

Postby sjvalleydave » Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:09 pm

Pat Patterson, Pepper Gomez, Kenji Shabuya (sp) were a couple I remember...Didn't they film in a studio on Shaw Ave... think they had some matches at the old Memorial Auditorium down town also

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Re: Channel 47 Wrestling /Big Time Wrestling

Postby Perrynoia » Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:15 pm

You forgot to mention Mr. Saito and the Von Braun Brothers!

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Re: Channel 47 Wrestling /Big Time Wrestling

Postby Big J » Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:38 am

Ray Stevens too


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