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Cauliflower Alley Club
Cauliflower Alley Club.png
CAC logo
Formation1965
Type Professional wrestling
Headquarters4138 187th Ave SE Issaquah, Washington, United States
President
Brian Blair
Key people
EXECUTIVE BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Brian Blair, President/CEO
Ron Hutchinson, Eastern Canada Liaison/Reunion Seminar & Website Administrator
Darlene Kreis, Treasurer
Royal Duncan, EAR Publisher
Gloria Lovell, Recording Secretary
Darlene Kreis, Benevolent Chairperson
Bruce Tharpe, Attorney and Legal Counsel
Bob Cook, Social Media Administrator
Vance Nevada, "The Ear" Editor
Website http://www.caulifloweralleyclub.org/

The Cauliflower Alley Club is a non-profit fraternal organization, which includes a newsletter and website, comprising both retired and active professional wrestlers and boxers in North America.

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Established in 1965 by Mike Mazurki and Art Abrams, the organization hosts an annual reunion dinner which has traditionally been attended by celebrities and other professional athletes. Several historical Hollywood locations have been home to the reunion banquets such as the Masquer's Club, the Roosevelt Hotel and the Old Spaghetti Factory as well as The Riviera and the RMS Queen Mary.

History

The Cauliflower Alley Club was founded in 1965 by Mike Mazurki as a fraternal organization of professional wrestlers, boxers, and actors. [1] [2] The first annual reunion dinner was held at the Baron's Castle Buffet Restaurant in Los Angeles, California. [2] The Club also presents numerous awards annually at the reunion dinner.

Several prominent former professional wrestlers have been president of the club, including Red Bastien, Nick Bockwinkel, and the current president Brian Blair. [2] [3] The Club has a "Benevolent Fund to help people involved in professional wrestling in times of difficulty. [2] Proceeds are raised for the fund during the annual reunion weekend. [2]

Awards

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

Other honorees included Ernie Ladd, Kenny Jay, Danielle Colley, Paul Christy, Miss Bunny Love and Sir Oliver Humperdink.

2004

Other honorees included Bill Melby, Billy Darnell, Sandy Parker, "Playboy" Buddy Rose, Ed Wiskoski, Margaret Garcia, George Steele, Baron von Raschke, Ann Casey, Percival Friend, Moondog Ed Moretti, Paul Jones, Lester Welch, Charlie Smith and Omar Atlas. [18]

2003

Other honorees included Verne Bottoms, Bill Moody (as Percival Pringle III), Tom Andrews, Buddy Colt, Buddy Roberts, Tito Montez, Bruce Swayze, Moose Morowski and Don Leo Jonathan. [18]

2002

Other honorees included Ox Baker, B. Brian Blair, Judy Grable, Maria DeLeon, Mr. Wrestling, Jimmy Valiant and Fray Tormenta. [18]

2001

Other honorees included Rita Cortez, George Scott, Reggie Parks, Norman Frederick Charles III, Kay Noble, Marie LaVerne, Ann LaVerne, Pampero Firpo, Bill Watts and Jack Laskin. [18]

2000

Other honorees included Gene Stanlee, The Crusher,Titi Paris, Ethel Brown, Billy Andersen, Natasha the Hatchet Lady, Beverly Shade, Stan Kowalski, Stan Pulaski and Fritz Von Goering. [18]

1999

Other honorees included Ken Patera, Jack Donovan and Bob Geigel. [18]

1998

Other honorees included Danny Hodge, Fred Blassie, Dory Funk, Jr. and Dan Severn [18]

1997

Other honorees included:

1996

Other honorees included:

1995

Other honorees included:

1994

Other honorees included:

1993

Other honorees included Verne Gagne, “Cowboy” Bob Ellis, Kinji Shibuya, Wendi Richter, Barbi Dahl and Peggy Patterson. [18]

1992

Other honorees included Maurice Vachon, Hard Boiled Haggerty, Rey Urbano, Johnny James, Gene Kiniski, Pepper Gomez, Penny Banner, Debbie Combs, Belle Starr, Donna Christantello and Diamond Lil. [18]

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