Mud Wrestling 'down Under' 1939

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    Full titles read: "MUD WRESTLING DOWN UNDER"

    M/S's of the wrestler Billy Meeske and Pat Gallagher in a wrestling arena. Various shots of the the pair wrestling in thick mud. At one point they both gang up on the ref and dunk him in the mud too. M/S's of a fan attacking one of the wrestler from outside the ring. Gallagher grabs the man and throws him over the fence into the ring. Several more shots of the comic wrestling match underway.

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    British Pathé
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    01:03:22:00 / 01:04:24:00
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  • The location for the bout was the Sydney Sports Ground.

    The referee seen here is Dick Cameron, himself a professional wrestler.

    Note that although the clip is dated 1939 the bout featured here took place in mid-December 1938, as confirmed by this original news story of the era.......

    jamied 18th Jun 2012

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