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Portland Wrestlecast: Larry Oliver on 1990 in the Pacific Northwest


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It has taken a little over a year, but the Portland Wrestlecast has returned with part two of our interview with Larry Oliver, son of the late Rip "The Crippler" Oliver who passed away in 2020.

In this episode, we go back to 1990 when a young Oliver broke into pro wrestling and became the target of his father's longtime rival, the maniacal Billy Jack Haynes who had just turned heel. That year also featured the debut of Taylor Made Medina, who would go on to be Terri Power and Tori in WWE.

Larry talks about his time as a rookie wrestler in Portland, his dad's transition to life after wrestling, what it was like growing up as Rip's son in the kayfabe era of professional wrestling, and things his family had to do to both protect themselves and the pro wrestling business. 

Enjoy the return of the Portland Wrestlecast!

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