Billy Robinson
professional wrestler
Billy Robinson
For other persons named William Robinson, see William Robinson Billy RobinsonRing name(s) Billy RobinsonBilled height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)Billed weight 240 lb (110 kg)Born September 18, 1939 (1939-09-18) (age 72)Template:Safesubst:United KingdomTemplate:Safesubst:Died Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst:Resides Little Rock, ArkansasTrained by Billy RileyDebut 1955Retired 1992 Billy Robinson (born September 18, 1939) is a British professional wrestler and catch wrestling instructor.
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Video: Cabbage at centre of world record attempt in Yorkshire
Yorkshire Evening Post - over 3 years
A team of top chefs are hoping to set a new world record by preparing a total of 105 dishes in one day from one single giant cabbage. The attempt to make the most dishes from one single vegetable will take place at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show on September 13. TV chef Stephanie Moon and Gilly Robinson will be the first to slice up the giant green when they start creating 30 different dishes in 45 minutes in the show’s Plot to Pot Cookery Theatre. The rest of the team will then produce 15 dishes each throughout the day with a world-beating target of 105 recipes, all including a portion of the super vegetable. Show director Martin Fish said: “The giant vegetable competition has proved to be incredibly popular since we launched it in 2011. One of the big questions many people ask is what it would be like to cook with one of the monster exhibits, so we thought it would be fun for our visitors to find out. “We already host the record weigh-in for the world’s heaviest onion and, whe ...
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Female mugger ruined life of dementia sufferer (78)
Burnley Express - over 4 years
A HEROIN-ADDICTED drunk from Nelson has been jailed for 12 months for mugging a 78-year-old dementia sufferer in a Burnley street - and the victim’s family has hit out at her “sickening” sentence. Former publican William “Billy” Robinson was left injured after Carmen Dean struck, targeting him deliberately because he was very vulnerable. Widower Mr Robinson, a father and grandfather, now fears going out alone and his family said the incident on July 23rd has “ripped his life apart”. Dean had earlier admitted attempted robbery at Burnley Crown Court. The defendant (43), of Percy Street, Nelson, has been on remand since her arrest. Mr Michael Wallbank (prosecuting) said the victim was described by his granddaughter as “extremely vulnerable.” About 4-15pm, Mr Robinson was in Burnley when a witness saw Dean holding the pensioner by the clothing in the chest area. She was pulling at him, he was being dragged around and was stumbling. Mr Wallbank said the witness, John Fielding, decid ...
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AKF Spring Grove Flying Dragons make traditional appearance in 4th of July parade
Buffalo Grove Patch - over 4 years
The 4th of July Parade is a tradition in Spring Grove and it’s a tradition for students and teachers of the AKF Spring Grove Flying Dragons Kyuki-Do martial arts school to participate. Such was the case this year as the Flying Dragons braved the heat to uphold that tradition and honor America’s Declaration of Independence. Pictured, from left to right, front row, are: Ryli Dungjen-Gibb, Brandon Dungjen-Gibb, Julia Fornero, Zofia Obara, Frances Hannigan, Aidan Hannigan Anthony Fornero and Eric O'Donnell. Back row: Mike Gibb, Laura Fornero, Angela Walker, Cathleen Walker, Joe Fornero, Bill Robinsin, Tilak Patel, Rich Walker and, the owners AKF Spring Grove Flying Dragons, Master Bonnie and Master Ron Thiel.
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Cageside Seats' favorite Daniel Bryan picks Billy Robinson as his most underrated superstar of all...
Cageside Seats - over 4 years
Cageside Seats' favorite Daniel Bryan picks Billy Robinson as his most underrated superstar of all time, over at WWE.com. See what other WWE Superstars and ... Howard Finkel, picked as their most underrated Superstar, and vote for yourself.
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Junior football finals: Pinchbeck 2, Eye 6 - Eye weather the storm with style
The Evening Telegraph - almost 5 years
Under 12 League Cup Final: THERE was no raining on Eye’s parade as they hit Pinchbeck for six to land the League Cup. Despite atrocious weather for much of the game, the village side left their rivals high and dry with a superb display of attacking football to complete the first part of a possible trophy double. James Stuffins, Billy Robinson, Charlie Farrance, Andre Williams, Jamie Scott and Joel O’Malley were all on target for the Northants Cup finalists. Eye boss Shane Meadows said: “I am really happy with that performance. The weather was terrible but they never let that bother them and they fully deserved to win the game. “And having lost here last season it’s great to come back and get the chance to experience what winning the Cup feels like. Now hopefully we can do it all again in the final of the Northants Cup this weekend.” With the wind at their backs Eye wasted no time getting their noses in front when Stuffins poked home Williams’ well-placed corner just five minutes ...
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Billy Robinson
Tri-city Herald - almost 5 years
PASCO -- Billy Robinson, 47, died April 11 at home in Pasco. Click to Continue »
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Famed Kiss FM Newsman Bob Slade Recalls 'Triple Duty' 9/11 Coverage at Emmis ... - mediabistro.com
Google News - over 5 years
“We spent the whole day here; myself [and] our producer at the time was Billy Robinson. We spent a lot of time on the air here.” Just as TV stations were either providing wall-to-wall network coverage or their own local non-stop reporting, WRKS offered
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Cambridgeshire rugby preview - BBC News
Google News - over 5 years
For the third season running, the Blood & Sand have lost their top try scorer - Billy Robinson has moved to Championship side Moseley. Fly-half Dan Mugford has gone to newly-promoted London Scottish who won National One last time out
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2011 Tioga County 4-H Youth Fair Results - WBGH
Google News - over 5 years
Billy Robinson, Owego, Best in Show Heritage Project – fans and quilt set-natural fabric; Katherine Howard, Owego, Best in Show Fine Arts – acrylic painting; Brian Gillette, Spencer, Best in Show Entomology – photo board of Bug Hunt; Lily Morgan,
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Billy Robinson named Post-Tribune Men's Bowler of the Year - Post-Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
Billy Robinson's ten 300 games and four 800 series' help propel him to the Post-Tribune's men's Bowler of the Year. | Jeffrey D. Nicholls~Sun-Times Media For more on the PT bowlers
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Local judge inducted into Justice Hall of Fame - Shreveport Times
Google News - over 5 years
Mike Foster in honor of service as Bossier City Judge From 1961-96, Billy Robinson served the Bossier Parish legal system as a seeker and dispenser of justice. Today, he still serves when called. That lifelong service was recognized this year when
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A small teen in prison: Belli was thrown to wolves in Lieber's toughest dorm - Charleston Post Courier
Google News - over 5 years
Several days later, convicted burglar Billy Robinson wrote to Burtt asking when prison officials planned to investigate illegal activities in the Ashley dorm. Robinson had written several requests to corrections officials alleging drug dealing and
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Recreation sCOREBOARD - Port Huron Times Herald
Google News - over 5 years
CLAIR COLLISION 13, JONES EQUIPMENT 10: Billy Robinson (three RBIs) paced Collision with two doubles and three singles. Rob and Chris Paeth each had three hits. Rick Hunter homered for Jones. PAPPY'S 10, JIM'S BOYS 8: Lou Baukto, Jim Papineau and John
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Dunn's PPV Breakdown: Money in the Bank 2011 - 411mania.com
Google News - over 5 years
Sheamus puts an end to Cody's momentum with the Billy Robinson backbreaker. Sheamus and Kane team up for a Doomsday Device on Daniel Bryan, prompting an "LOD!" chant from Chicago fans. What a great touch that was! Kane destroys all that moves and goes
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Professional Wrestling: The 50 Greatest Wrestlers of the 1980s - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
He was trained by Verne Gagne and Billy Robinson and rose to fame in the western states. Rose was a fixture for years. In the early 80s, he was in the WWF and feuded with Pedro Morales, but his heart was in Portland and the Western region of the NWA
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Max's alternative to the Walker's 'Location: MN' series - MinnPost.com
Google News - over 5 years
The film's story, such as it is, tells of a wrestling promoter, played by Ed Asner, who must battle the mob to keep a fight between Gagne and British wrestler Billy Robinson from being fixed by a mob. I know, this raises all sorts of questions
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Billy Robinson
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2014
    Age 74
    Robinson died on March 3, 2014, at the age of 75.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1992
    Age 52
    Robinson became a part of the shoot style movement when he wrestled in an exhibition match for the UWFi against fellow AWA legend Nick Bockwinkel on May 8, 1992.
    More Details Hide Details As well as being one of the key influences on the shoot style movement, Robinson began training youngsters in catch wrestling at the UWF Snake Pit in Japan. Robinson has contributed immensely in training several mixed martial arts legends including Kazushi Sakuraba and Josh Barnett. Throughout his career, Robinson also trained at least twelve pro wrestlers, including Marty Jones, Johnny Saint, James Maritato and El Signo. Robinson was inducted into the International Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2003. He also gave his blessing to John Potenza his student in the USA and co founder of Snake Pit USA to carry out his legacy of teaching Catch As Catch Can and its history the way he taught it to them.
  • FORTIES
  • 1982
    Age 42
    He wrestled to a 60-minutes time-limit draw against then WWWF Champion Bob Backlund in 1982 as well in Montreal.
    More Details Hide Details In the AWA he was billed as the man of a 1000 moves. Robinson travelled to Japan where he became immensely popular as a legitimate wrestler versed in submission holds. He participated in a professional wrestling match against legendary Antonio Inoki in 1975. The match was billed as "The Match Between the World's Top Two Technicians" by the Japanese press. Robinson continued an active professional wrestling career, travelling throughout the world to participate in various events. Japanese professional wrestlers learned the art of "hooking" and "shooting" from another of catch wrestling's greatest icons, Karl Gotch. The new movement led to the formation of the Universal Wrestling Federation. The UWF had wrestlers like Yoshiaki Fujiwara who had also been to the Snake Pit in Wigan.
    He wrestled in Montreal in 1982 and 1983 becoming the International Champion beating Dino Bravo and was also International Tag Team champions with Pierre Mad Dog Lefebvre.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1974
    Age 34
    Billy Robinson was also the AWA British Empire Heavyweight Champion; he defended the title in both the United States and Canada,winning in on 3 separate occasions. 12 October 1974 Robinson's image as a legitimate wrestler landed him a role in the film The Wrestler alongside Verne Gagne and Ed Asner.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1965
    Age 25
    As a professional wreatler, Robinson was an undefeated double-crown British and European Heavyweight Champion for Joint Promotions. He defeated older fellow Snake Pit wrestler Billy Joyce for the European title on 12 June 1965 and then beat Joyce again for the British title on 18 January 1967, vacating both titles in 1970 when he went off to America.
    More Details Hide Details He also had a high-profile feud with legendary masked wrestler Kendo Nagasaki. In 1978, Robinson made a brief homecoming tour of the UK including a televised win over Lee Bronson. Robinson traveled to North America in 1970 and began wrestling for Verne Gagne's American Wrestling Association. He was one of the successful wrestlers of the American promotion known for hiring the "Real Deals" in wrestling.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1957
    Age 17
    Robinson began his amateur wrestling career in Britain. He was the British National Wrestling Champion in 1957, and in 1958 he was the European Open Wrestling Champion in the light heavyweight class, beating an Olympic bronze medal winner in the finals.
    More Details Hide Details Billy Robinson also attended the fabled "Snake Pit" started by legendary trainer Billy Riley. The Snake Pit was one of the most respected catch wrestling training schools in all of the world. Legends such as Karl Gotch had trained in catch wrestling in the Snake Pit with Riley. Robinson had to survive bare minimum amenities (luxuries such as a toilet were not provided at the Snake Pit), a very rough training environment (Riley was very impatient with those who showed even the slightest bit of weakness on the mat) and rigorous conditioning. Robinson stayed at the Snake Pit for eight years.
  • OTHER
  • 1938
    Age -2
    Born in 1938.
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