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Guys have been getting together to wrestle in NYC for a long time. The New York Wrestling Club (NYWC) was one of the wrestling clubs that existed from the 1970s. A benefit of your membership in the club, was receiving newsletters with updates and photos. 

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These images are from a collection of NYWC newsletters spanning 1979 - 1986. There will be more of these newsletters on display at Wrestlefest NYC 2024. 

We are looking for member directories from the wrestling clubs like the New Orleans Wrestling Club, Windy City Wrestling Club, the Gillespie Newsletter, wrestling stories from Drummer Magazine by Hank Trout, etc. If you have these or other items from our gay wrestling history, please get in touch to discuss how we can share them. Contact

We will be celebrating our wrestling history and the guys who made it at Wrestlefest NYC 2024.

Check out this New York Wrestling Club newsletter from 1979. 

..and this NYWC newsletter from 1985. 

Materials collected from Kid Leopard, NickZ, Scooter, Manhattan Mauler, Hardonthemat, and others. Submit materials to

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