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Alan Kilby is a professional wrestler from Sheffield, South Yorkshire. He was born in the 1940s and made his debut in the 1960s then went on to hold many British championships especially in the Mid-Heavyweight and Light-Heavyweight classes. What made him particularly famous was the fact that he is deaf although this would sometimes serve as a kayfabe problem as opponents would often use his disability against him. He is often accompanied by his translator/corner man.
Professional wrestling career
In the 1980s, Kilby worked for Joint Promotions, where he feuded with Dave Finlay. After winning the British Heavy Middleweight Championship, he lost it to Finlay in June 1982. Subsequently, the two men traded the belt back and forth, each holding it several times. Later Kilby would hold the British Light Heavyweight Championship, claiming the belt as late as 2004.
After semi-retiring, he made sporadic appearances several times per year mostly tag team matches, making his last recent appearance on 21 January accepting a lifetime achievement award in his hometown from All-Star Promotions. On 11 October 2006 he teamed up with newcomer Hysteria to defeat fellow mat veteran Blondie Barrett and Jimmy Frost. On 30 September 2006 he teamed up with his son one more time to wrestle Norfolk brothers the UK Pitbulls in a losing effort.
Kilby made a special guest appearance at the Deaf Cultural Centre's wrestling show on 4 July 2009. He was presented an award and certificate for 'Lifetime Achievement' for his contribution to the sport of wrestling.
He lives in Sheffield with his partner and has four children, 2 sons and 2 daughters.