Yes, back in the 70's (before wrestling became glitzy show-biz) a small arena in a neighboring town had wrestling shows every Friday night and brought in such notables as (forgive any spelling errors): Edouarde Carpentier (the flying Frenchman), Bruno Sammartino, Killer Kowalski (the claw hold), Haystack Calhoun, George The Animal Steele, Professor Toru Tanaka, Mr. Heto & Mr. Moto, Andre the Giant, Baron Mikel Scicluna (from the Isle of Malta), The Fabulous Moolah (woman wrestler who must have been 60 even back then!), Lou Albano (even before he became Captain Lou Albano), Gorilla Monsoon (I passed him on the way to the rest room once...man was he huge!), and others of that era.
There was a Lum's restaurant down the street where some of the wrestlers would go for a beer and a burger after the show. The restaurant had a strict rule that you could only be served a certain number of beers. Tanaka used to pretend he couldn't speak English and when he reached the limit, he'd adopt a menacing face and pound his empty mug on the counter. The poor pimply-faced kid behind the counter would "hit him again." None of the staff ever lost their jobs for violating the restaurant's beer max rule for the professor. I can't warm up to contemporary wrestling.