Dec. 4, 1961 – A horse is a horse

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This letter was written just before the 1961 Wrestlethon, which was the annual big event in Buffalo. There are several things of note here. First is the effort expended by promoter Pedro Martinez in bringing Kurt Stein from Germany as a headliner. He was a wrestler of some note in Europe and Great Britain and this was apparently going to be his first big U.S. run. More on him in later letters. Second, Yetter is referring to an elbow injury Buddy Rogers, the NWA champion, suffered at the hands of Bearcat Wright. This apparently happened on Nov. 27 in Washington, D.C., though the story is Rogers injured his arm before the match occured. He would be out for a month. Finally, Yetter was close to Ricki Starr (I have a copy of Starr's bio booklet signed to Earle). Earl looked to be involved in some sort of Starr biopic put on by the producer of Mr. Ed. Sports entertainment, truly.

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