Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Torres vs McGill
Enrique Torres vs Pat McGill, ca. 1950 (Long Beach Wrestling)
A native Californian, Enrique Torres wrestled the best of his day: Gorgeous George and Lou Thesz, both on multiple occasions. Here (in the darker trunks) he faces Oklahoman Pat McGill, who does all the expressive groaning in this match, loud enough to be picked up on the microphone over all the crowd noise. It's all pretty intense and wonderful. Enrique has only a couple of pounds on Pat, so the two are well matched, in a fight that features plenty of old-school cranking, slamming, grinding. and wrenching.