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...REMEMBERING RON WRIGHT...
Posted: Sunday, May 17th, 2015, 11:46 PM
by Doink
RON "MOTORMOUTH" WRIGHT was a superstar heel wrestler in pro rasslin in East Tennessee in the 60's and 70's and then manager in the 80's and 90's.

Classic matches with Whitey Caldwell, Big Ed Wolf, and Les Thetcher in the 60's. Al and Don Greene would come over from the mid state mouthing off needing an "ET dawg-whippin" from Ron and Don Wright.

I liked the bit with promoter John Cazana would either fine or deny Ron a title match. Angry Ron would rip up the dress shirt of the promoter in disgust. Funny!

When Bearcat Brown and Len Rossi came in the territory Ron claimed to have a court order that Ron and Don Wright do not have to defend the tag team title belts. Ron is holding an envelope and tells Rossi and Brown to come close to see and flings flour from the envelope into their eyes and Ron and Don proceed to punch and stomp and tear their shirts off.

Remember Ron's favorite wrestling hold? The short-arm scissors or as
Jim Hess called it the "director's hold." Ron would ask the camera man for a close up of how handsome and clean shaven he was.

Another great bit was in the mid 70's when Ron claimed to be the greatest athlete. Ron challenged the stock car great H. E. Vineyard
to race him at Atomic Speedway. Weeks of build up and finally Ron's shows the video of his car racing passed Vineyard at the finish line to win. The surprised look on Big Jim Hess's face is classic!


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