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Wrestler Killer Kowalski: 'I'm really the good guy'

Grunts, roars and the smack of flesh on canvas have, for generations, echoed from Vancouver Island to Newfoundland. Pro wrestling is a gritty world populated by heroic "babyfaces," dastardly "heels," outrageous managers and outraged fans. We tackle some of the most colourful stories and characters to come out of the wrestling scenes from coast to coast.

The famously despicable grappler is actually a gentle vegetarian who loves classical music and children.

Medium: Radio
Program: Quebec Now
Broadcast Date: May 21, 1974
Guest(s): Wladek "Killer" Kowalski
Host: Kim Coward, Frieda Garmerze
Duration: 5:54

Last updated: February 12, 2013

Page consulted on December 5, 2013

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