A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from August 03, 2017
“My girlfriend can’t wrestle, but you should see her box”

“My girlfriend can’t wrestle, but you should see her box” is a jocular saying about wrestling and boxing—with a sexual innuendo—that has been printed on many images. The boxing pun was posted on the newsgroup alt.sex on March 24, 1990.
 
         
Google Groups: alt.sex
SEX GAMES
Whoyalookinat?,,,
3/24/90
From article <19…@mit-amt.MEDIA.MIT.EDU>

, by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (Adam Glass):
> Strip Wrestling.
      ^^^^^^^^^—- My girlfriend can’t wrestle, but you should see her box!
😊 😊 ;-}    (sorry, couldn’t pass it up!)
 
Google Groups: alt.cult-movies.rocky-horror
FRAMINGHAM?!?!
Art Laurie
1/31/95
(...)
That girl can’t wrestle, but you should see her box.
   
Google Groups: rec.humor
Best bumper stickers
TEEJ2
4/13/95
“Honk if you’re Jesus”
“My wife can’t wrestle but you should see her box.”
 
Google Groups: alt.punk
She Can’t Wrestle, But You Should See Her Box…
Joe Shit The Ragman
6/29/99
Allowing for the ebb and flow of most alt.punk message syndromes, this is a regional seasonal unfriendly reminder to take the contest YES THE CONTEST seriously (seriously the man says). If you’ve missed it, the
 
Twitter
Jim McCormick‏
@JimFormation
I’ve never seen her wrestle, but I’d love to see her box.
9:57 AM - 29 Apr 2008
 
Twitter
Alan‏
@MrMacintosh
my girlfriend can’t wrestle, but you should see her box
1:00 PM - 22 Jul 2008
 
Google Books
The Mammoth Book of One-Liners
Edited by Geoff Tibballs
London, UK: Constable & Robinson Ltd
2012
Pg. ?:
My girlfriend can’t wrestle, but you should see her box!
 
Google Books
The Class of 67:
College, love and social change in the shadow of Vietnam

By Forrest Brandt
BLoomington, IN: AuthorHouse
2013
Pg. 275:
He did enjoy, “I got a gal in old Fort Knox, she can’t wrestle, but you ought to see her box.”
 
Reddit—Oneliners
My girlfriend can’t fight, but you should see her box. (self.oneliners)
submitted August 2, 2017 by G-KO

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • Thursday, August 03, 2017 • Permalink


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