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Author Topic: Lancashire Catch Wrestling Returns & Riley’s Snake Pit Reopens:  (Read 900 times)
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« on: November 26, 2011, 08:03:45 PM »

For those familiar with Wigan’s history of Catch-As-Catch-Can wrestling, you’ve probably at least heard of Billy Riley, the gentleman who trained such notorious shooters as Karl Gotch, “The Golden Ace” John Naylor, and Billy Robinson - among many others - at his humble Lancashire facility eventually nicknamed “The Snake Pit.”

Well, The Pit has reopened, accompanied by a revival in popularity of Catch-style wrestling.

Visit the official Snake Pit site: http://www.snakepitwigan.com/
And, when you have a few minutes, check out the interview with Andrea Wood, who operates the gym with her father Roy, one of Riley's last original students: http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2011/11/24/2583320/interview-andrea-wood-return-of-catch-wrestling-snake-pit
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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2012, 02:47:35 PM »

Due to the overwhelming interest and outpouring of responses to this thread, I’m including some semi-recent footage of the legendary catch wrestler Billy Robinson training some MMA guys:


<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xq0OrVgEFs4" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xq0OrVgEFs4</a>
I can count on one hand, and have fingers left over, the number of people I've heard refer to a FFL as a "grovit."

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLoOX58AE9g" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLoOX58AE9g</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNyK0lwq_cc" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNyK0lwq_cc</a>

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