Not music related this time around. But growing up I was a huge professional wrestling fan. Before all the fireworks, ridiculous story lines and cartoonish gimmicks.
Angelo Savoldi was a former NWA Tri State Junior Heavyweight champion. Debuting in 1937 and retiring in 1972. Well before my time. In the 1980s he started promoting wrestling in northeast under the ICW banner. I would catch this television program on a small low powered UHF station at the time and would tube in every week to see wrestlers like Tommy Dreamer before he made a name for himself, the “Boston Bad Boy” Tony Rumble, Tom Brandi, “Surfer” Ray Oddessy, Tony Atlas, amongst other well known and unknown stars.
Angelo passed away Friday, September 20th at the age of 99. My thoughts and prayers go out to sons Mario & Tommy, fellow wrestling promoters and the entire Savoldi family.