3.12.09

JACK WITSCHI'S SPORTS ARENA



JACK WITSCHI'S SPORTS ARENA
located in North Attleboro MA., Many Rhode Islander's
in the 70's and 80's would enjoy the great Friday night
WWWF matches! Stars such as Domenic Denucci, Chief Jay Strongbow,
Jerry Blackwell, Ken Patera, Luke Graham, and too many others to name,
were there weekly. Many young stars also appeared there regularly
such as Dino Bravo, Ted Dibiase, and more.
The building burned down in 1979

photos courtesy of Fred Deusch

12 comments:

  1. Hi
    Does anyone have any photos of the building? I would like to do a watercolor painting of Jack Witschi's Sports Arena but can not find any photos of the building. If you have any leads please contact Bill@junkyardartist.com.
    Thank You

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  2. I'd like to know if anyone has additional photos of this place, or any photos of the weekly flea market that took place on the grounds there in the 80's after it burned.

    Does anyone know exactly where this was located? I was young and my memory is fuzzy...

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    1. If you know where the new movie theatre is on Rte 1 just north of 295, it's across the street from there. Between a gas station (used to be an Exxon) and a lot (now a car dealership) there is a road that winds up. Where the dealership is was a field, and in the back is where the arena stood

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  3. email fred
    Fred Deusch fred33olds@cox.net
    he knows about all that stuff!

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  4. This was when wrestling was fun!Good guy vs bad guy.Not this over-hyped,over priced, vulgar trash,nowadays!!!

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  5. Lots of chilhood memories saw Haystacks and Chief jay against Fugi and tanaka found out that the locker rooms for the good guys and bad guys were the same it was great!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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  6. my dad did some wrestling at witschis (around the 50s or 60s) looking for any info. jack M (john m)was his name THANK YOU

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  7. My Grandma took me there in 78 to see then champ Bob Backlund...

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  8. Trying to find any pics of an old wrestler from Jack Witschis with the last name Tavares???

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  9. I remember going to Jack Witchie Arena in 1967. Frank Scarpa was the champ. Also saw Wild Bull Curry, Sweet Daddy Watts (he had a bright zebra pattern jacket), Chris Belkas, Bull Montana, Gypsy Joe Falso & Hans Schmidt. They had some guys that had names close to WWWF guys. Gorilla Morgan & Smasher Bloom were tag team champs and big time heels. I was 10 & wish that I had hung on the programs. Probably went about 15 times over a six month period.

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  10. remember going every Friday nite in the early 60s..gypsy joe was the us champ. stoped at the red rock diner before the matches..so much fun in those days..

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  11. Went there lots of times in the 1970's....Strongbow...Monsoon..."Crazy"
    Luke Graham...Fred Blassie...Haystacks Calhoon...etc. Lot of fun!!!

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