They turned back the clock three decades and more Tuesday night — it had to be Tuesday night — at the building then known as the Fort Homer W. Hesterly Armory.
Now, the venue hosting Wrestling Returns to the Armory has been remade as the Bryan Glazer Family Jewish Community Center. But for one evening, with 450 people surrounding the temporary ring, it was 1970-something and Tampa was the top wrestling venue in the South.
The event paid homage to the Tuesday night cards of old with six matches, a few featuring stars who came out of retirement —Jody "Joe Malenko" Simon, 61, and Bob Cook, 54, among them.
Money raised from Wrestling Returns to the Armory goes toward the JCC at 522 N Howard Ave. and two wrestling projects — a wall to commemorate the sport's history there and a documentary now in production.