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2021/08/16

Welcome to AustralianWrestling.org!
The website devoted to preserving the history of Australian wrestling.

We're in the process of renovating and moving some things around so some things may look a little strange but the aim is to minimise disruption.

This website was designed in 2012 with a scope of covering present and past wrestling in Australia.
The scope will change to prioritise the older stuff and make that a bit more accessible.

Thank you for your patience.

I also have another website (with my good buddy Greg) The Wrestling Roadshow which has more of a global scope. We have a podcast by the same name too and discuss all sorts of wrestling.

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John Da Silva

 

Name: - John Da Silva
Height: - 6'3 (190cm)
Weight: - 238lb (108kg)
Born: - 11 June, 1934
From: - Pukekohe, New Zealand
Trained by: - Bert Cook
Debut: - 1958
Retired: - 1980
Also known as: - John Silva, Maori John Da Silva

Toured Australia: - 1966, 1973, 1974

Classic scientific wrestler. Excellent amateur wrestler and boxer, represented NZ in wrestling at the 1956 Olympics and 1958 Commonwealth Games. In 1955, held both the NZ amateur Hwt wrestling title and the Auckland amateur boxing title. Turned pro after the Commonwealth Games in 1958, initially wrestling in England. Became known as a world traveller, wrestling extensively in Europe and Asia, as well as stints in Florida, Hawaii and Australia.

Titles held: - British Empire / Commonwealth Hwt (6), New Zealand Hwt, South Pacific title, SPWA Tag (w/ Bunny Selwyn), 

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Credit: Mark Dalgleish, KiwiProWrestling, Libnan Ayoub's 100 Years of Australian Professional Wrestling
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