Monday, 17 July 2017

Wrestlers on Saturdays

In the memory box I also found some little rotund wrestlers to paint and they are really fun.
Looking back through ancient footage from the 1980's these programmes were a crazy circus and fantastic for me to explore as a subject.
I can't remember being that into them as a child, but I do remember my grandfather sitting beneath his own dark cloud of cigarette smoke roaring at the TV as Big Daddy and Giant Haystacks rattled around the arena like jelly beans in fancy dress.


  1. Very expressive characters!

  2. Oh, goodness me, yes, my granny loved the wrestling. She would be egging them on or berating them for playing 'dirty'. I had forgotten.