Category Archives: Culture

The Faces & Heels of Atlantic Grand Prix Wrestling 1977-1987

Take an airplane spin into the regional glory days of the Atlantic Grand Prix Wrestling territory. Take in hours of found footage, some historic visits by legendary performers, and a profile on some of the faces and heels that were stronger than waffle house coffee.

Film and Death On Ice: The Viking (1931)

The Viking (1931) is a story which stretches from Hollywood to the coast of Labrador; however, it has largely been forgotten despite accomplishing a notable first in the Hollywood film industry, and holding a disastrous record which stands to this day.

R.I.P. Wally Cobb: Though the Tapes are Erased, the Memories Live on

While the video tapes holding much of the late Wally Cobb’s career as the decade-long bassist in the backdrop of Newfoundland televised variety shows were erased to accommodate tight budgets at the CBC many years ago, the memories he left behind as a hardworking blue collar musician can never be wiped away.

Adrian Adonis: the Lewisporte Tragedy That Killed an American Wrestling Star

28 years ago on July 4th, 1988, a minivan carrying 4 professional wrestlers plunged off a bridge and into a creek in Lewisporte, Newfoundland. Among the 3 fatalities in the accident was American wrestling star Adrian Adonis. How did the charismatic heavyweight go from Wrestlemania III to a small time Newfoundland tour just over a year later?

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