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Portland Wrestlecast: 1986 with Ricky Santana

Ricky Santana has wrestled all over the world: the WWF, WCW, NWA, Japan and, in 1986, he found himself in the Northwest.

1986 was a year of transition for Portland Wrestling. As the WWF and Jim Crockett Promotions went national, Don Owen continued to run big cards in the Memorial Coliseum every quarter or so. Ricky Santana was part of a crew that included such Portland legends as Rip Oliver, Mean Mike Miller, and Fidel Sierra (a.k.a. The Cuban Assassin, The Assassin, and Top Gun). But there were other wrestlers on the roster who you probably haven't heard much about like Abudadien, Brady Boone, Scott Doring, and Coco Samoa.

Ricky talks about the fans, the party scene, living at The Bomber, payoffs, how to get more money from Don Owen, making towns, Elton Owen, shoot matches, and what life was like for wrestlers working the Portland territory in 1986. 

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