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2021/08/16

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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.

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Lord Layton

Name: - Lord Athol Layton
Height: - 6'5 / 195cm
Weight: - 260lb
Born: - 1921
From: - England
Debut: - 1948
Retired: - 1976
Died: - Jan 18, 1984

Toured Australia: - 1971, 1972.

Layton was a world-travelled wrestler, who worked as a commentator for The Sheik's Detroit promotion through the 60s and 70s, as well as Frank Tunney's Toronto promotion. Born in England, he served in the Australian Imperial Forces until after WW2. He was the Australian Amateur Hwt Boxing champion. He migrated to Canada in 1950. Remembered in Australia as one of the voices of World Championship Wrestling.

Titles Held: - International TV Tag [2] (w. Lord James Blears)

Credit: Mark Dalgleish, OnlineWorldofWrestling.com, Puroresu.com, Chris Dalgleish
Photo credit: GaryWill.com

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