Friday, April 22, 2011

Jim "Shoots" A-1

Back in 2006, regular contributor to this blog Jim from Chicago attended a TNA wrestling event in Steamwood, Illinois that featured a tag team match between Eric Priest and Chandler McClure against Tyson Dux and this thick, beefy muscleman, A-1 (sometimes spelled A1). Born Alastair Charles Ralphs in Canada in 1977, A1 is a former bodybuilder turned professional wrestler who retired in 2007, but returned to pro wrestling in 2008 as part of a small independent promotion in Ontario called Universal Wrestling Alliance. Thanks for the photos, Jim!

Dux covers A-1's ears as the crowd taunts him with chants of "A1 Steak Sauce!"


  1. No word of a lie I use to babysit A1 (Alastair Ralphs) when he was a toddler. We used to live on the same street and his parents and my parents were good friends.

  2. LOVE A1! Saw him get squashed by Viscera in WWE on TV--hot match.

    Too funny that his babysitter saw this!