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Wrestling Revue (October 1963)
showing no mercy, kicked Louis out of the ring and hot-footed
right after him. The wobbly Frenchman was saved by the referee
and some brave fans.
in agony, Tillet screams, "Don't hit me!" after Bull,
wrenching loose from a headlock, sent him smashing to the
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"Flying Chef," Louis Tillet, sniffed distastefully.
"Never in all my travels," he said, "have I ever
seen such an ape as Bull Curry. Science should bottle him in
alcohol because he is the missing link."
Had ample reason to be bitter. For one solid month, he and Curry
had been waging physical and verbal warfare. The loquacious
Frenchman had won the battle of words but Bull had given him a
rough time in the ring.
this humid night last April, Louis was facing bushy-browed Curry
for the third time. Their two previous matches had ended in
bloody brawls, but this one promised to be the most save scraps
of all - a fight to the finish.
grapplers wanted all the room they could get so they demanded
that the referee perform his duties from the ring apron.
Actually, he didn't have much to do anyway - his only function
was to step in and raise the winner's hand.
first fall started out with blazing speed, with Tillet getting
the best of it. But he made one big mistake - he drew blood. If
there's anything Curry can't stand, it's the sight of his own
around in a rage, he tore into the Frenchman with such violence
that even hardened mat fans recoiled in shock. After ripping
Tillet's face and hammering his body to a pulp, Curry chased
Louis right out of the ring.
in the spray of blood was Wrestling Revue photographer Bob
Verlin, who was frantically snapping away. After the bout,
Verlin needed a towel to wipe the droplets off his camera.
for the dazed Frenchman, he was at a loss for words when he
recovered in his dressing room. Rocking from side to side, he
kept muttering something that sounded like "Ape."
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