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Gordon Solie
Gordon Solie

Gordon Solie, real name Francis Jonard Labiak (January 26, 1929July 27, 2000), was a professional wrestling play-by-play announcer working for World Championship Wrestling. Gordon Solie was also the regular announcer for Georgia Championship Wrestling, Florida Championship Wrestling, and Continental Championship Wrestling among others. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1142x1380, 36 KB) Summary http://www. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1142x1380, 36 KB) Summary http://www. ... January 26 is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... July 27 is the 208th day (209th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 157 days remaining. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Professional wrestling is generally any form of wrestling in which the wrestlers receive payment for participating. ... World Championship Wrestling or WCW, was a highly successful professional wrestling promotion that was based in Atlanta and existed from 1986 to 2001. ... Georgia Championship Wrestling was a program that aired in the 1980s on American cable televisions Turner Broadcasting System (TBS). ... Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) was an National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) promotion that started in Florida in 1949. ...


Gordon Solie is possibly the most recognized voice from the days of "classic wrestling" (used here synonymous with the territorial system) and was nicknamed the "Dean" of wrestling announcers, the "Walter Cronkite of wrestling" and the "Howard Cosell of wrestling." He is best known for his laconic, intelligent commentary, and he tried to impart a seriousness to ring action that many of his coworkers eschewed for the loud, bombastic style more common today. One of his trademarks was his pronunciation of "suplex" as "su-play." Walter Cronkite Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr. ... Howard William Cosell, born Howard William Cohen (March 25, 1918 – April 23, 1995) was an American sports journalist on American television. ...


Since 1995, Gordon Solie was inducted into the WCW Hall of Fame, the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame, the National Wrestling Alliance Hall of Fame, and his name appeared on the 2005 WWE Hall of Fame ballot. Solie's last announcing job was to be the infamous Heroes of Wrestling PPV in 1999, but due to failing health, he couldn't make it. Local sports play-by-play caller Randy Rosenbloom was named to fill in, but was almost universally panned by viewers of the event. 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The WCW Hall of Fame was established in 1993 to honour some of the greats of the past (most of them appearing in the NWA and Jim Crockett Promotions before WCW existed). ... The National Wrestling Alliance is a group of independent professional wrestling promotions, in operation since 1948. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... WWE Hall of Fame logo, 2005-present. ... Heroes of Wrestling was a professional wrestling pay-per-view event that took place on October 10, 1999 at Casino Magic in Bay St. ... PPV may stand for: pay-per-view on cable TV or satellite TV the chemical poly(p-phenylene vinylene) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


In 2005, one member of Solie's family published his memoirs in a book entitled Something Left Behind. // Events February 25 - Canada Reads selects Rockbound by Frank Parker Day as the novel to be read across the nation. ... Gordon Solie Something Left Behind, is a memoir co-written by Gordon Solie, Robert Allyn and Pamela Allyn. ...

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  • In 1995, Randy "Macho Man" Savage pushed for World Championship Wrestling to place his father, Angelo Poffo, in its Hall of Fame. Solie opposed this decision, because he felt wrestlers (or in this case, family of wrestlers) should not be asking for spots in the Hall—in this case, especially, since Poffo did not have much of a career in WCW. Poffo's induction went on and Solie left the company shortly after.

Randall Mario Poffo, (born November 15, 1952 in Columbus, Ohio), better known by his ring name Macho Man Randy Savage (and alternately Randy Macho Man Savage), is a professional wrestler who achieved prominence in the World Wrestling Federation and later World Championship Wrestling. ... World Championship Wrestling or WCW, was a highly successful professional wrestling promotion that was based in Atlanta and existed from 1986 to 2001. ... Angelo Poffo is a former professional wrestler and wrestling promoter. ... The WCW Hall of Fame was established in 1993 to honour some of the greats of the past (most of them appearing in the NWA and Jim Crockett Promotions before WCW existed). ...

Profile

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Championships and accomplishments

Wrestling Observer Newsletter

Dave Herbert Meltzer (born October 24, 1961 in San Jose, California) is the editor of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, an insider newsletter for the world of professional wrestling. ... Summary The Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame (WON HOF for short) only exists on paper, but nonetheless is considered one of the highest honors that professional wrestling has to offer. ...

External links

  • GORDON SOLIE: LEGENDARY ANNOUNCER
  • Solie's Vintage Wrestling

  Results from FactBites:
 
Gordon Solie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (287 words)
Since 1995, Gordon Solie was inducted into the WCW Hall of Fame, the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame, the National Wrestling Alliance Hall of Fame, and his name appeared on the 2005 WWE Hall of Fame ballot.
Solie's last announcing job was to be the infamous Heroes of Wrestling PPV in 1999, but due to failing health, he couldn't make it.
Solie opposed this decision, because he felt wrestlers (or in this case, family of wrestlers) should not be asking for spots in the Hall—in this case, especially, since Poffo did not have much of a career in WCW.
Tribute - Gordon Solie (1654 words)
Gordon was known as the 'Dean of Professional Wrestling' by almost every pro-wrestling enthusiast who got the chance to hear Gordon call a match, and even by millions and millions of pro-wrestling enthusiasts who were afforded the opportunity to watch old tapes with Gordon calling a match.
Solie truly was a fan of every company he worked for, and he truly believed in every wrestler he got to provide 'play by play' for during his career.
Gordon Solie was not a pro-wrestling man to start out, he began his career in the broadcasting world in the 1950's, after he finished his service in the U.S. Air Force.
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