Midget Mania - 1992 Bradford Ontario - xvid
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Midget Mania Comedy Wrestling Revue
Bradford Ontario Canada
at the Village Inn
Rogers Cable 10 Newmarket
Promoted by Phil Watson, aka Whipper Watson Jr.
Host: Scott Simpson
2. The Irish Leprechaun vs. Little Joe Kid "The Rebel"
3. Little John Adams vs. Farmer Pete
4. Frenchy Lamont & The Irish Leprechaun vs. Tiger Jackson & Little Mr. T
5. "World's First" Midget Mania Battle Royal
Some of the major legends of midget wrestling are in this one-shot show which
aired on Newmarket Ontario's community television station in early 1992.
- Frenchy Lamont (Roland Barriault) debuted in Havelock, Ontario in 1963
- The Irish Leprechaun (as seen on the WWC 30th Anniversary DVD)
- Tiger Jackson (Claude Giroux) later worked as Dink the Clown, sidekick to WWF's Doink
- Little Mr. T (Raymond Kessler) appeared in Mr. T's corner at Wrestlemania 2
in his match against Rowdy Roddy Piper. He also competed in Wrestlemania III
in a mixed tag-team match with Hillbilly Jim and Little Beaver against
King Kong Bundy, Little Tokyo and Lord Littlebrook. Kessler died May 5, 2001
- Farmer Pete wrestled the Ontario indies for decades
Some of these little guys now play for Phil Watson's basketball team,
The Canadian Half Pints. (http://www.canadianhalfpints.com/)
They're like the Harlem Globetrotters -- only smaller.
Please forgive the awkwardness of the play-by-play -- I was only 18, and not
much of a broadcaster yet.
More midget stuff to come, including house shows on the Midget Mania 1992 tour,
if anyone's interested.