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Mike Cleary

Name: - Michael Cleary AO
Born: - 30 April, 1940
From: - Randwick, New South Wales

One of 4 people to represent Australia at 3 different sports. Won a Commonwealth Games Bronze medal for 100mt in 1962. Played Rugby Union for Randwick from 1959-61, representing Australia in 6 Tests in 1961. Defected to Rugby League in 1962, playing for South Sydney and Eastern Suburbs between 1962-71. Played 8 Tests for Australia between 1962 and 1969. Was a State Politician from 1974-91.

Mike took over the TV wrestling announce duties around 1971, and was a popular and knowledgeable addition. He stayed there, both alone and with other commentators, until wrestling was taken off TV.

Credit: Mark Dalgleish, Wikipedia
Photo credit: obsessedwithwrestling.com

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