google10fa0980c6101c7f.html The Many Faces of Death: Belly-splashed to DEATH - Malcolm "King Kong" Kirk, UK


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Thursday, September 1, 2011

1 Belly-splashed to DEATH - Malcolm "King Kong" Kirk, UK

Malcolm (Mal) Kirk (18 December 1936 – 24 August 1987) was an English professional wrestler who went by the ring name King Kong Kirk.

His height was 1.86m (6' 1") and his weight ranged between 140 and 160 kg (approximately 22-25 stone, 309-352 lbs.)

Bald and fearsome looking, Kirk was usually cast as the "bad guy" and often tagged with the superheavyweight Giant Haystacks. Kirk's work rose to its prominence in the 1970s and 1980s due to the popularity of televised wrestling in the United Kingdom.

In August 1987, Kirk died after a tragic turn of events during the final moments of the match at the hippodrome circus in Great Yarmouth in Norfolk against British wrestling legend Shirley "Big Daddy" Crabtree. After Big Daddy had delivered his signature belly-splash, Kirk turned an unhealthy colour and was rushed to the James Paget hospital in Gorleston in Norfolk, but was pronounced dead on arrival. The inquest into Kirk's death found that he had a serious heart condition and cleared Crabtree of any responsibility.


1 comment:

  1. Hey! I remember this fight!I used to love 'BigDaddy' he was a kind hearted wrestler,he must have been devastated from the accident.He used to enter the ring with a tophat on, really a nice guy was loved by the publick and the kids.Can'tsay the same of his opponent who used the be the 'evil' wrestler in the fight.