Monday, December 1, 2008

George "Curtis" Culkin


My father, George Culkin, started wrestling in his teens, following in the footsteps of his older half-brother, Jack Curtis, Sr., and wrestled throughout the country in the 1940's and 50's. He was known in the ring mostly as George Curtis, being the younger brother of Jack, Sr. and teaming together as the "Curtis Brothers".
He later began promoting towns throughout Mississippi, bringing in talent through Leroy McGuirk's promotion out of Oklahoma, and there began a historic run that included Mid-South, the UWF and ICW Promotions.
When I first got involved in the wrestling business with my father, Mid-South Wrestling was HOT in Mississippi! There were many changes going on within the Promotions at that time, and some really big changes to come. This was a tremendous learning experience for me, and a win-win situation for the great wrestling fans in the South.

4 comments:

Marson Fedrick said...

I grew up on Mid-Spouth Wrestling and later AWA and the Texas promotions before finally moving on to Vince. I also grew up on stories from my father of watching Jack and George Curtis in Jackson
throughout the fifties.
Even though I never had the pleasure of seeing them in person, I just wanted to let you know I still appreciate the hard work they put in back in the day.
Without men like them there would be no Sports Entertainment today.

Marson Fedrick said...

Thanks.

Buddy Huggins said...

Hi, from Buddy Huggins of Greenwood, Ms.

I added your way cool pics to the Mid-South Wrestling web site. Thanks, I made a link to your blog page. Please post more pics and tell some of the old story's.
There is an interview with George Culkin talking about Terry Gordy.


http://www.midsouthwrestling.com/index2.html

Thanks,
Buddy

harmon said...

I saw the Curtis Bros wrestle in Meridian. My Dad would take me..a looonnngg time ago...