The big history of WWE's little people

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April 17, 2012

The big history of little people

Sports-entertainment has always been a big man’s game, but there was a very special and unique group that showcased their talents well before WWE became a global juggernaut. With names like Lord Littlebrook, Little Tokyo and The Haiti Kid, these competitors weren’t the largest guys in the locker room, but that didn’t stop them from stealing the show night after night.

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Whenever these little people were a part of a live event, one could be assured to go on a veritable roller coaster ride of fun and frolic. Their antics throughout their matches would have the audience enjoying themselves to the highest degree. By and large these competitors knew their roles were to entertain and provide a “feel good” moment for the patrons in the audience, and they did just that. (WATCH)

The history of these talented performers can be traced back to the decade of the 1950’s when the province of Quebec, Canada gave the world two of the biggest little people of all time. There was Sky Low Low, a baldheaded 86-pound package of dynamite, and Little Beaver, who represented his Indian heritage proudly. And not to be denied, England’s contribution was Lord Littlebrook, a British dynamo whose aerial assaults were both legendary and revolutionary for a man of his size. (PHOTOS)

Others, such as Fuzzy Cupid, Frenchy Lamont, Little Brutus and Cowboy Lang, entered the industry in the 1960’s, and the overall popularity of this special group continued to soar. Even WWE Hall of Famer The Fabulous Moolah devoted some of her time and effort to training little ladies like Diamond Lil, Darling Dagmar and Princess Little Dove.

As the 1960’s became the 1970’s, the wrestling industry was territorial in scope. Promoters knew of the novelty that these individuals possessed, and they were continually traveling from one organization to another. It was not uncommon to see a group pup their tents in the World Wide Wrestling Federation for a few weeks, then pick up stakes and venture to the American Wrestling Association (AWA), then fly to Japan for an appearance. And oftentimes in the “Land of the Rising Sun,” the wrestling events featured a very talented performer who went by the name of Little Tokyo. This was all part and parcel of the popular demand that they were in.

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