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Pat Casey's Grand Prix Photo Gallery
I have always been a huge fan of pro-wrestling for as long as I remember. Some of my fondest memories are of watching Grand Prix Wrestling with my dad on Saturday afternoons. He would often grit his teeth in anger because of Killer Karl Krupp and Bob Brown. This is where I first became amazed at the ring style of Leo Burke and Stephen Petitpas.

Most of these photos were owned by my family, which I found several years ago while cleaning my basement. Others were taken by me at local venues. Some were torn or damaged by water, but I was able to clean them up a bit before posting them.

I hope everyone enjoys this brief look at the history of pro - wrestling in the Maritimes. I will post more photos as time permits.

You can find me attending the local wrestling shows in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. I hope to see you there! Feel free to e-mail me at pat_casey695@hotmail.com

A Brief History of Grand Prix
Grand Prix Wrestling has been a part of the Maritime wrestling tradition for decades. I know that the Maritime territory was owned by Al Zinck and Rudy Kay (Eastern Sports Association Limited) and was named International Wrestling in the early '70s. The territory was taken over by Emile Dupre in the late '70s/early '80s. Dupre kept the territory until the early '90s. "Stompin'" Paul Peller then took over the territory with little success, largely due to the fact that Grand Prix was no longer on local TV station ATV. Just a few years ago, Emile Dupre decided to test the waters with the "Legends of Grand Prix" tour. A great success with a mixture of true legends (Leo Burke, Beast, Cuban Assasin and Bobby Bass to name a few) and new talent (including such greats as Don 'Jackyal' Callis, Edge and Kurrgan).

The photos
BLUE ARROWFreddy Sweetan and Mike "The Judge" Dubois
BLUE ARROWThe Cormier Brothers
BLUE ARROWAn autograph from Leo Burke
BLUE ARROWLeo Burke and Bobby Kay
BLUE ARROWNature Boy Dillon, aka JJ Dillon
BLUE ARROW'Mr. Wonderful' Dillon
BLUE ARROWHarley Race
BLUE ARROWThe Cormier brothers: Workhorses!
BLUE ARROWThe Beast
BLUE ARROWBulldog Bob Brown
BLUE ARROWThe Great Kuma
BLUE ARROWThe Beast
BLUE ARROWMad Dog Martel & Frenchy Martin
BLUE ARROWThe Beast
BLUE ARROWThe Beast and Rudy Kay
BLUE ARROWFrenchy Martin draws first blood
BLUE ARROWThe Beast vs Frenchy Martin
BLUE ARROWBobby Kay
BLUE ARROWLeo Burke is the champ
BLUE ARROWJack Brisco & Leo Burke
BLUE ARROWJack Brisco vs Leo Burke
BLUE ARROWJack Brisco vs Leo Burke
BLUE ARROWJack Brisco vs Leo Burke
BLUE ARROWDory Funk Jr. vs Leo Burke
BLUE ARROWLeo Burke
BLUE ARROWThe Patriot
BLUE ARROWThe Mercenaries are champs
BLUE ARROWEric Pomeroy vs Frenchy Martin
BLUE ARROWThe Great Malumba
BLUE ARROWLeo Burke and Stephen Petitpas
BLUE ARROWA Dynamite Kid autograph
BLUE ARROWA bloodied Dynamite Kid
BLUE ARROWEmile Dupre
BLUE ARROWRudy Kay
BLUE ARROWTommy Gilbert
BLUE ARROWThe Patriot
BLUE ARROWAnother of Rudy Kay
BLUE ARROWThe Super Bees
BLUE ARROWSome ads from the newspaper
NOTE: All photos are courtesy Patrick Casey

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