By Paul Stratoti, Contributing Writer & Lifetime Cauliflower Alley Club Member

Happy Birthday, Sabu!

on behalf of The Cauliflower Alley Club and

December 12 was Sabu’s 53rd birthday. Due to a technical glitch, this reporter was unable to wish the homicidal, suicidal, genocidal nephew of the original Sheik a Happy Birthday on its respective day.


This reporter first saw Sabu live during the 2001 Cleveland All Pro Wrestling Winter Tour, a 3 day event that featured “Dangerous” Doug Gilbert and his tag team partner former NWA World Champion “Tommy Wildfire Rich and his other tag partner for the event Tracy Smothers


In the above photo Tommy Rich has reunited with Full Blooded Italian cohort Tracy Smothers and Dangerous Doug Gilbert.

Sometime later during an International Wrestling cartel Legendfest Sabu faced and defeated Facade as shown here.

The match got waaaay much hardcore after Sabu’s Camel Clutch got broken by the referee for Façade’s reaching the ropes.

Photos by Paul Stratoti unless otherwise noted.


Article and photos by Paul Stratoti


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