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First Row Al
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According to this Olympic Auditorium program from Friday, May 9, 1969 The Sheik's fireball was exposed as atomic powered and matchmaker Jules Strongbow said he was going to get the Atomic Enegry Commission to investigate. The things they would have us wrestling fans believe.


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Jeff Walton wrote these didn't he? He or whoever did was as bad as Bob Luce of Chicago or Apter when it came to the outrageousness of their writing.
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At least Jerry Prater was funny...

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Jeff Walton took over the publicity and the programs for the Olympic around March/April 1969 so I'm sure this piece came from his imagination. Before Walton, Jack Disney handled the publicity and the programs. Disney was a sports writer for the old L.A. Herald Examiner which was on strike so I guess Disney started working for the Olympic. I guess the strike ended and Disney went back to the newspaper around that time. I'm guessing.
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PS - The stuff that was put into the Olympic programs were laughable. My friend Jerry and I would read it and start laughing.

The majority of the wrestling fans there weren't too smart. If you told them that the Atomic Energy Commission was investigating the Sheik's fireballs 90% of them would believe it. If it was printed in the program then it must be true!

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I remember the place as old people & Mexicans. Kind of like the Street I live on.--Yohe

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First Row Al
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What I want to know is how did The Sheik invent a nuclear reactor small enough to fit in his trunks and was able to disguise to look like a nail.
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I asked Jeff about it. He seemed upset & said it wasn't him & it was stupid....& I shouldn't believe what I read at the site. I sent him the program.

I think 1969 was too early.

He said Strongbow had health problems & that's the reason for leaving the company.--Steve Yohe

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quote:
Originally posted by First Row Al:
What I want to know is how did The Sheik invent a nuclear reactor small enough to fit in his trunks and was able to disguise to look like a nail.

Nah, it was hidden in those pointy shoes . . .

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Jeff thinks it was Jack Disney who wrote it, before he went back working at the Herald.--Yohe
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Jack Disney or Walt Disney?
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