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    Default A video history of modern American freestyle

    I've read posts on a number of forums that discuss the changes that have occured in freestyle wrestling. I decided to compile a video history for this week's blog. The 1960 footage of Doug Blubaugh was the oldest I could find.

    Warning - watch when you have some time to relax (while at work is probably not a good idea).

    http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fu...ndID=190150038

    PS I'm thinking of turning this into a serious project where the video history would be free on a separate website. There are holes in what's available on youtube, etc. I realize that pre-1960 will be difficult and that film footage of wrestlers like Bill Smith, Glen Brand and Henry Wittenberg would be rare and valuable.

    There's also a big gap between 1972 and 1984.

    If any of you know of any footage that could fill these holes please contact me at jim@dmsolutions4u.com.

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    myspace is having trouble with the amount of video. If you're having trouble viewing the blog there, you can also access it at

    http://gg121and2.blogspot.com/

    Sorry.

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    This is great stuff, great post gg. Seen some of the videos, others I haven't seen, Flo did a great job getting some of the videos that they have up.
    RIP Jacob Schlottke - 1984-2011

    "If Cornell finishes ahead of Iowa with five all americans I'll jump into the Des Moines River after finals." -Herkey#1 8/16/12

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    It was my pleasure - it was a great time. The difficult part was leaving video out. I think there's a niche for a video wrestling history site.

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    Jim -

    1984 to 1992 was my personal favorite era as well.

    Here are some matches from that era. Feel free to add to your blog.

    Dave Schultz:

    http://www.youtube.com/results?searc...&search=Search

    Nate Carr:

    http://www.youtube.com/results?searc...&search=Search

    Kenny Monday:

    http://www.youtube.com/results?searc...&search=Search

    John Smith:

    http://www.youtube.com/results?searc...&search=Search

    I have McCann's matches (not sure how many) from 1960, but not sure I am allowed to post them.

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    quick single - Thanks for the video links. The blog is already coming up so slowly for some people that I'm afraid to add more videos. This after already cutting out 2 of the videos you have there.

    I'd love to see the McCann footage, but let's not break any copyright laws.

    The longer this day goes on and the more feedback I get, there really seems to be a niche for a video wrestling history site. I don't think USAW, the Hall of Fame or Flowrestling are coming at it from the same angle.

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