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Lord Littlebrook

Lord Littlebrook
Birth name Eric Tovey
Born (1929-01-03) January 3, 1929 [1]
England, United Kingdom[1]
Residence St. Joseph, Missouri, United States[1]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Lord Littlebrook[2]
Billed height 4 ft 4 in (1.32 m)[1]
Billed weight 108 lb (49 kg)[1]
Debut 1949-1950

Eric Tovey (born January 3, 1929)[1] is a British former Midget wrestler best known as Lord Littlebrook. He enjoyed his greatest success during the 1970s, when he held the NWA World Midget's Championship. He was also part of the Wrestlemania III card in 1987 in front of a record 93,173 fans at the Pontiac Silverdome in Detroit, the largest professional wrestling attendance in North American history.[2]
Roger Littlebrook[2][1]

Contents

  • Career 1
  • Personal life 2
  • In wrestling 3
  • Championships and accomplishments 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Career

Tovey was born in England and grew up with six siblings.[3] He began performing in front of audiences in the circus at the age of 14 serving as an acrobatic midget clown. Tovey traveled to the United States with the circus in 1949 but lost his job when the circus went out of business.[3] He was then convinced by a friend that he would be an ideal midget wrestler.[4] After three months of training, Tovey made his debut as "Lord Littlebrook" against Major Tom Thumb. Although from a plebeian background, Tovey took a nobility gimmick in line with the general American stereotype of Britishers.[4]

He is credited as being one of the first wrestlers to use aerial assaults on his opponents, paving the way for high wire acts such as Jimmy Snuka, The Rockers, and Koko B. Ware.[1]

As Littlebrook, Tovey enjoyed great success in places such as

  • SlamWrestlingBios

External links

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Oliver, Greg. "SLAM! Wrestling Canadian Hall of Fame: Lord Littlebrook". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-02-13. 
  2. ^ a b c "Wrestler Profiles: Lord Littlebrook". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-02-13. 
  3. ^ a b Adelson, Betty M. (2005). The Lives of Dwarfs: Their Journey from Public Curiosity toward Social Liberation. Rutgers University Press. p. 361.  
  4. ^ a b Teal, Scott (June 2007). "Whatever happened to... Lord Littlebrook". The Wrestler/Inside Wrestling (Kappa Publications). pp. 20–21. Volume 15, 2007. 
  5. ^ "Buffalo: 1956". Steel Belt Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-02-13. 
  6. ^ "Buffalo: 1957". Steel Belt Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-02-13. 
  7. ^ "Buffalo: 1958". Steel Belt Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-02-13. 
  8. ^ "Who's Who: Lord Littlebrook". Georgia Wrestling History. Archived from the original on 2007-10-31. Retrieved 2008-02-13. 
  9. ^ "AWA #23: Page 2". Kayfabe Memories. Retrieved 2008-02-13. 
  10. ^ "WrestleRock". Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved 2008-02-13. 
  11. ^ "WrestleMania III". Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved 2008-02-13. 
  12. ^ Shields, Brian (2006). Main Event: WWE in the Raging 80s. Simon and Schuster. p. 81.  
  13. ^ "Pro Wrestling School". Playboy Buddy Rose. Retrieved 2008-02-13. 
  14. ^ "Lord Littlebrook". Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2008-02-13. 
  15. ^ a b Hall, Jennifer (2007-10-20). "WWE helps one of its own". St. Joseph News-Press. Archived from the original on 2007-12-24. Retrieved 2008-02-13. 
  16. ^ http://www.pwrumors.com/11928-a-Where-Disco-Inferno-Is-Working-Now- Updates-On-Justin-Credible-amp-WM-Performer.html
  17. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2000). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications.  
  18. ^ "NWA World Midgets' Title". Wrestling Titles. Retrieved 2008-02-13. 
  19. ^ Oliver, Greg (2004-05-09). "Hall of Fame grows some more". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-02-13. 

References

  • All-Star Wrestling Alliance
    • ASWA Midget Championship (1 time)[17]

Championships and accomplishments

In wrestling

Tovey currently lives in Saint Joseph, Missouri with his son Bobby .[15] He also has two sons, Chris and Bobby, both of whom compete as Kato and Beautiful Bobby with the midget wrestling group the Half Pint Brawlers, and 28 grandchildren.[15] Since retiring from wrestling, Tovey has been diagnosed with dementia and has lost the use of both of his legs.[16] He had surgery for skin cancer on his arm recently and is doing well.

Personal life

[14][1].Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and the Canadian Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame Tovey has also been enshrined into the [1] Tovey was involved in the wrestling business for 47 years as a wrestler, manager and a trainer. He trained

In 1979, Littlebrook began wrestling with the American Wrestling Association (AWA). He was brought in to team with The Crusher in a feud with Lord Alfed Hayes and Super Destroyer Mark II.[9] In 1986, he competed in a tag team match at the AWA's WrestleRock event, teaming with Little Tokyo. The pair lost to Little Mr. T and Cowboy Lang.[10] He also competed in WrestleMania III in a mixed tag-team match with Little Tokyo and King Kong Bundy against Hillbilly Jim, Little Beaver and Haiti Kid. Littlebrook's team was disqualified when Bundy bodyslammed and dropped an elbow on Little Beaver.[11][12]

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