Wrestling hitting the Corn Exchange in 1981

The tag team match at Ipswich Corn Exchange

The tag team match at Ipswich Corn Exchange - Credit: Archant

Do you remember when wrestling legend Big Daddy competed at the Ipswich Corn Exchange in 1981?

The tag team match at Ipswich Corn Exchange

The tag team match at Ipswich Corn Exchange - Credit: Archant

The 1980s is seen by many as one of the greatest times for wrestling entertainment, with the WWF expanding further and icons like Hulk Hogan and ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper coming into prominence under the brand.

The tag team match at Ipswich Corn Exchange

The tag team match at Ipswich Corn Exchange - Credit: Archant

By this time, wrestling had become a firm part of British sporting entertainment and was often televised by ITV.

The tag team match at Ipswich Corn Exchange

The tag team match at Ipswich Corn Exchange - Credit: Archant

One of the best known wrestlers of the British scene in the 1980s was Big Daddy.

The tag team match at Ipswich Corn Exchange

The tag team match at Ipswich Corn Exchange - Credit: Archant

In 1981, Big Daddy, whose real name was Shirley Crabtree, took to the ring at the Corn Exchange in Ipswich for a tag team match - fighting with a partner.

The tag team match at Ipswich Corn Exchange

The tag team match at Ipswich Corn Exchange - Credit: Archant

He also competed in other parts of East Anglia, including Great Yarmouth.

The tag team match at Ipswich Corn Exchange

The tag team match at Ipswich Corn Exchange - Credit: Archant

The Ipswich Corn Exchange still hosts wrestling events today.

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