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Wrestler 1950-1960
« on: Monday 01 April 19 04:02 BST (UK) »
Hello

I am looking for info on an ontario canadian professional wrestler who was born in 1932 Ontario Canada but took his wrestling career to England in the 1960ís. His name is Edwin David Reid and from what i have learned he wrestled in the UK under the name Gori Ed Mangotich

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Robin
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Re: Wrestler 1950-1960
« Reply #1 on: Monday 01 April 19 05:13 BST (UK) »
Hello,

I see a short notice in the Globe and Mail newspaper (Nov 3 1950) mentioning an upcoming Lightweight Team Bout. 

The lightweight wrestlers will stage another all-star card tonight at the Weston Sea Cadet Hall.  Headlining the card will be a team match with the team of Al Orlando and Ed Mangotich tangling with Bill Clubine and Bobby Jordan, of Richmond Hill.  Orlando and Mangotich are unbeaten in more than a year.

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Re: Wrestler 1950-1960
« Reply #2 on: Monday 01 April 19 05:18 BST (UK) »
There are 2 more notices about bouts from 1950, one from 1951 and one from 1953. 

There is no personal/family information about him in these notices - but he was wrestling in the Toronto area in the early 1950s under the name Ed Mangotich. 

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Re: Wrestler 1950-1960
« Reply #3 on: Monday 01 April 19 05:22 BST (UK) »
Found another notice from 1954... he is called "Killer Mangotich" here!! 

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Re: Wrestler 1950-1960
« Reply #4 on: Monday 01 April 19 05:29 BST (UK) »
There are several other notices from 1954 where he is called "Killer"

Here is another example
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Re: Wrestler 1950-1960
« Reply #5 on: Monday 01 April 19 05:38 BST (UK) »
Found notices in the Bury Free Press from late 1954 and 1955 advertising bouts featuring Gori Ed Mangotich from Windsor Ontario, Canadian Champion...

Looks like he went to the UK some time in the middle of 1954.  He may have been from Windsor Ontario.

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Re: Wrestler 1950-1960
« Reply #6 on: Monday 01 April 19 07:30 BST (UK) »
Looks like there is a photo here; http://wrestlingfurnace.site/galleries/d/drdeath/drdeath.htm

 just scroll down
.http://www.rootschat.com/links/05q2/   
  WILSON;-Wiltshire.
 SOUL;-Gloucestershire.
 SANSUM;-Berkshire-Wiltshire
 BASSON-BASTON;- Berkshire,- Oxfordshire.
 BRIDGES;- Wiltshire.
 DOWDESWELL;-Wiltshire,Gloucestershire
 JORDAN;- Berkshire.
 COX;- Berkshire.
 GOUDY;- Suffolk.
 CHATFIELD;-Sussex-- London
 MORGAN;-Blaenavon-Abersychan
 FISHER;- Berkshire.
 BLOMFIELD-BLOOMFIELD-BLUMFIELD;-Suffolk.
DOVE. Essex-London
YOUNG-Berkshire
ARDEN.
PINEGAR-COLLIER-HUGHES-JEFFERIES-HUNT-MOSS-FRY

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« Reply #7 on: Monday 01 April 19 07:51 BST (UK) »
.http://www.rootschat.com/links/05q2/   
  WILSON;-Wiltshire.
 SOUL;-Gloucestershire.
 SANSUM;-Berkshire-Wiltshire
 BASSON-BASTON;- Berkshire,- Oxfordshire.
 BRIDGES;- Wiltshire.
 DOWDESWELL;-Wiltshire,Gloucestershire
 JORDAN;- Berkshire.
 COX;- Berkshire.
 GOUDY;- Suffolk.
 CHATFIELD;-Sussex-- London
 MORGAN;-Blaenavon-Abersychan
 FISHER;- Berkshire.
 BLOMFIELD-BLOOMFIELD-BLUMFIELD;-Suffolk.
DOVE. Essex-London
YOUNG-Berkshire
ARDEN.
PINEGAR-COLLIER-HUGHES-JEFFERIES-HUNT-MOSS-FRY

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Re: Wrestler 1950-1960
« Reply #8 on: Monday 01 April 19 13:33 BST (UK) »
Yes he went to the uk in 1957 and that is where I lost him.  Dont know if he stayed there or came back
Reid, Allan, Greenbury, Oster