Content highlighting professional wrestling’s shooters is coming to the WWE Network tomorrow.
WWE Network News reports that this week’s WWE Hidden Gems content relates to professional wrestling’s shooters. These matches will feature shoot wrestlers/athletes such as Lou Thesz, Karl Gotch, Danny Hodge, Nobuhiko Takada and Billy Robinson. These matches span several decades in multiple promotions, including Stampede Wrestling, AWA, WWE and the Florida and Texas territories.
The matches that will be uploaded include:
Lou Thesz vs. Wild Bill Longson (Texas Rasslin’, 6/17/52)
Karl Gotch and Rene Goulet vs. The Rugged Russians (WWE MSG event, 1/31/72)
Danny Hodge and Jos Leduc vs. Pak Song and Toru Tanaka (Championship Wrestling from Florida, 11/12/74)
Nobuhiko Takada vs. Athol Foley (Stampede, 8/12/83)
Billy Robinson vs. Rick Martel (AWA, 10/18/84)
Most recently, WWE has uploaded themed content to the collection including rare Undertaker/Triple H bouts, matches featuring Hispanic wrestlers such as Rey Mysterio and Pedro Morales and matches featuring Mae Young Classic talent.