Thursday, October 20, 2016
When Jo Stafford's "You Belong to Me" Was Number One on the Charts
Hans Schmidt vs Verne Gagne, 10 October 1952 (Chicago Wrestling)
Schmidt and Gagne are two gods of golden-era wrestling on opposite sides of the villain / hero divide. This is but one of many battles these two fought against each other over the years, and in this 33-minute fight, not one minute goes by that these two tough nuts don't make me believe I'm watching something real. Between the two of them, they accrued almost sixty years of in-ring experience: 27 years for Schmidt, 32 for Gagne. Those were the days when giants walked the earth.