Retro Football: Jimmy ‘Griller’ Greaves Takes On Kendo Nagasaki In Sensational Wrestling Match, 1986 (Video)

Chris Wright

5th, May 2014

By Chris Wright

Wrestling/costumed competitors

Legends of the ring (L-R): Fuji Yamada, Mitzi Mueller, Gorgeous George, Kendo Nagasaki, Mighty John Quinn and Klondyke Kate

Here’s something you thought/possibly hoped you’d never see: Jimmy Greaves in a pink spandex leotard, grappling with British wrestling legend Kendo Nagasaki (real name: Peter Thornley, from Stoke-on-Trent) in a “sensational” wrestling bout, recorded for a television special at the London Hippodrome in 1986…

Wrestling’s a funny old game, eh?

(Another spectacular unearthing from Pies’ favourite footballing archive miner: the prolific Mr @DavidHartrick)

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