Australian Male Professional Wrestlers: Al Costello, Andreas Lambrakis, Andres Labrakis, August Kippasto, Bill Dundee, Bill Verna, Bobby Pearce (Scull

 
9781156142400: Australian Male Professional Wrestlers: Al Costello, Andreas Lambrakis, Andres Labrakis, August Kippasto, Bill Dundee, Bill Verna, Bobby Pearce (Scull
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 36. Chapters: Al Costello, Andreas Lambrakis, Andres Labrakis, August Kippasto, Bill Dundee, Bill Verna, Bobby Pearce (sculler), Bob McMaster, Bruce Sheila, Emile Czaja, Greg Bownds, Jamie Dundee, John Seru, Jonathan Boyd, Larry O'Dea, Mario Milano, Murray Weideman, Nathan Jones (wrestler), Peter Stilsbury, Roy Heffernan, Sheik Ali, Steve Rackman, The Fabulous Kangaroos, The Royal Kangaroos, Tony Kontellis, Walter Miller (wrestler), William Miller (Australian athlete). Excerpt: The Fabulous Kangaroos was a professional wrestling tag team that existed in various forms from 1957 until 1983. The first incarnation of The Fabulous Kangaroos was formed when Italian Australian Al Costello teamed with Australia native Roy Heffernan and adopted an "Ultra Australian" gimmick complete with boomerangs, bush hats and the song "Waltzing Matilda" as their entrance music. Costello and Heffernan are arguably the most famous version of The Kangaroos, regarded as one of the top tag teams to ever compete in professional wrestling, and are often credited with popularizing tag team wrestling in the late 1950s and 1960s. Later versions of The Kangaroos saw Al Costello team with Ray St. Clair in 1967, and then with Don Kent from 1968 until 1974. Don Kent went on to team with Bruno Bekkar, and later Johnny Heffernan (a storyline cousin of Roy Heffernan) to keep The Fabulous Kangaroos name alive until 1983. The Fabulous Kangaroos made their last appearance in 1983, but almost a decade later, the then 72 year old Al Costello managed a team known as "The New Fabulous Kangaroos" in the American Independent circuit. The New Fabulous Kangaroos consisted of little known wrestlers Mickey Doyle, Denny Kass and Al Snow; of the three, only Snow went on to national and international recognition. Both Costello and Heffernan died before The Kangaroos were honored as the first tag team to ever be inducted into the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2003, which started a tradition of inducting a new team every year. "The Fabulous Kangaroos" were the brainchild of Al Costello, who had spent the first 18 years of his wrestling career as a fairly unsuccessful singles competitor. In 1956, Costello mentioned his idea of an "Ultra Australian" tag team to fellow wrestler, and future promoter, Joe Blanchard. Blanchard happened to be a good friend of Roy Heffernan, who had previously trained with Costello and became his choice for a partner. Costello and Heffernan made their debut as

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