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Original Title :
World of Sport
Genre :
TV Series / Sport
Cast :
Kent Walton,Giant Haystacks,Big Daddy
Type :
TV Series
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World of Sport online

World of Sport Wrestling (frequently shortened to WOS Wrestling) is a British professional wrestling television series and occasional promotion. It is promoted as a relaunch of the popular wrestling segment of the World of Sport sports programme which ran on ITV between 2 January 1965 and 28 September 1985. The present programme was launched on New Year's Eve 2016. It was formerly associated with the United States-based promotion, Impact Wrestling.

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World of Sport (Australian TV series). World of Sport was an Australian sports program that was broadcast live by HSV 7 in Melbourne from 1959 to 1987 on Sundays between 11am and 2pm. By the end of its run, the show was claimed as the world's longest running sports program.

World of Sport is a British television sport programme which ran on ITV between 2 January 1965 and 28 September 1985 in competition with the BBC's Grandstand. Like Grandstand, the programme ran for several hours every Saturday afternoon.

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For other TV shows by the same name, see World of Sport. World of Sport was a sports programme broadcast on TCN9 in Sydney in the 1960s and 1970s. It was hosted by Ron Casey. The main sport covered was Rugby League. The panelists included Frank Hyde (radio 2SM rugby league caller) and Peter Frilingos (Daily Telegraph rugby league writer).

More info on World of Sport (UK TV series). After World of Sport ended. Live coverage of sports such as athletics, ice skating, and snooker continued to play a part in the Saturday afternoon schedule on ITV for some time but gradually diminshed after a few years. ITV paid tribute to World of Sport as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations in September 2005. The long running theme known as The World Of Sport March was composed by Don Harper.

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ITV's Saturday afternoon sports anthology series, presented by Dickie Davies. Featuring "On the Ball" - a preview of the weekend football fixtures. The football half-time scores and full-time results service. Live coverage of horse racing - including "The ITV Seven" betting accumulator. Sports specials covering a wide and often bizarre range of sports from darts and snooker to stock car racing and the World Barrel Jumping Championships. Famously each edition includes coverage of British professional wrestling with commentary from Kent Walton.
Series cast summary:
Kent Walton Kent Walton - Himself - Wrestling Commentator 20 episodes, 1975-1985
Giant Haystacks Giant Haystacks - Himself 15 episodes, 1975-1984
Big Daddy Big Daddy - Himself 15 episodes, 1975-1984

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While I am sure the names of many famous male wrestlers were entered with the best motives I can assure future researchers that women wrestlers were never featured on "World of Sport". They did appear in many (mostly regional) documentaries - it was partly my job to get these made for publicity purposes when I worked for the main UK female wrestling promoter, but the women were never a part of the Saturday afternoon shows. Neither did women feature on the evening wrestling shows which used to go out at 10.30 on Wednesday evenings. We were told there was a directive from "the very top of I.T.V." prohibiting women's wrestling matches from being shown. Sorry the shown female wrestlers simply did not appear on "World of Sport".


Britain's wrestling fans today may just be familiar with the stuff that goes on today in the WWE, and so unfortunately may never know how much of a tradition wrestling has in this country. But before there was Hulk Hogan, there was Big Daddy. Before there was The Big Show, there was Giant Haystacks. Before there was Chris Benoit, there was the Dynamite Kid. Before there was The Undertaker, there was Kendo Nagasaki. Before there was Chris Masters and Lex Luger, there was Johnny England. Before there was Eddie Guerrero, there was 'Rollerball' Mark Rocco. Before William Regal came to WWE, he was Roy Regal. And before Finlay came to WWE, he was 'Superman' Fit Finlay.

The wrestling that used to be aired on ITV World of Sport every Saturday featured a lot of 'comedy' matches, with the likes of Catweasel and Pedro the Gypsi, that wasn't really wrestling but was good if you wanted a laugh.

There was also a lot of great wrestling action that actually was 'wrestling', and not just a bunch of fat dudes hobbling around the ring belly-bumping each other (AKA Big Daddy). Wrestlers like Marty Jones, Johnny Kidd, Dynamite Kid, Young David and of course, Mark 'Rollerball' Rocco were the kind of guys who could flat-out wrestle, and always gave you a match you were proud to say was 'made in the UK'. I think that if Mark Rocco wasn't made to retire early due to a heart condition, he would have become a legend all around the world. But he made one hell of an impact in Japan and the UK, and was a true pioneer in the fast-paced wrestling style of today. In fact, Rocco and Dynamite Kid are the reason wrestling is more fast-paced then it was back in the day.

If you ever check this program out, either on the Wrestling Channel or on a DVD, you should keep your eyes out for matches with Finlay, Rocco, Johnny Saint or Dynamite in it. They are classic wrestling.

But whether its great wrestling or creative gimmicks you're after, this is the show for you.


Before wrestling from America started to be shown in the UK we only had one show a week which was at 4.00pm on Saturday afternoons. Commentator Kent Walton always greeted us with "Welcome, Grapple fans !" What he should have been saying was "Welcome,gullible idiots." Despite claims to the contrary it was blatantly fixed and sometimes not very well. What I always found amusing were all the old grannies in the front row who would start hitting the heel (unpopular wrestler) with their handbags if he got thrown out of the ring. Archive footage can still be found on the wrestling channel (427) in the UK and it is sometimes amusing to watch for half an hour for that unforgettable trip down memory lane.