Pro wrestling legend Billy Robinson dead at age 74

Mar 3, 2014 - 02:53 PM

Billy Robinson died recently at age 74, according to the Scientific Wrestling Facebook page out of Little Rock, Arkansas. "I am unbelievably sad to report that my very good friend Billy Robinson passed away today," reads a post on the Facebook page. "I hadn't heard from him in days so I contacted his apartment complex to check in on him.

"When I called back for a progress report the apartment manager put the police on the phone, it seems he passed peacefully in his sleep. He was a lion of a man, bigger than life in so many ways, my wife and I named our youngest son, Lliam in his honor. You will be sorely missed, my friend. Thank you so much for living the life you did." Visit the page at

Powell's POV: Robinson worked as a coach for Scientific Wrestling. The British amateur wrestling standout trained at the Snake Pit in Wigan, England. He made his North American debut for the AWA in 1970. He worked for the AWA on and off for many years, and worked elsewhere in North America in addition to Japan. He was highly respected as a technical wrestler and helped train a number of pro wrestlers as well as MMA fighters. My condolences go out to his friends and family.

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