The Mummy!

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Throughout the 60s, journeyman Benji Ramirez wrestled in a full suit of bandages and a modified wrestling mask as “The Mummy.”

The costume sat in a neutral ground between the familiar Egyptian-style mummy and the messy maned ‘Aztec’ momia, serviceable to both mainstream and Latino crowds.

3 Responses

  1. Glenn Massengill Sr.

    I remember the Mummy several times during the late 1960′s at the Boutwell auditorium in Birmingham, Ala. . I was 13 years old and up to that time seeing the mummy was the greatest thing I have ever seen. Today I found out, after all those years, who he was. Thanks

  2. I worked with Ben at the TWA overhaul base in Kansas City. He was a great guy. Him and his wife died in the American Airlines crash into a mountain in South America. His daughter Mercedes was one of only 4 survivors.

  3. ROBERT RAY

    I REMEMBER GOING TO THE HOUSTON CITY AUDITORIUM AND THE SAM HOUSTON COLISEUM BACK IN THE EARLY AND MID 60S TO WATCH THE MUMMY FIGHT WILD BULL CURRY.THOSE WERE THE DAYS OF GOOD OLD SCHOOL WRESTLING.THIS CRAP THEY PEDDLE TODAY IS AN INSULT TO MY INTELLIGENCE.
    I WAS BORN AND RAISED IN HOUSTON TEXAS.PAUL BOESCH WAS THE GREATEST WRESTLING PROMOTER OF ALL TIME.I MISS THE TERRATORIAL PROMOTIONS.

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