Thursday, October 30, 2014

WERE YOU A WITNESS?

Great JIM CROCKETT PROMOTIONS action throughout the MID-ATLANTIC CHAMPIONSHIP area...

SILENTO RODRIGUEZ
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SPARTANBURG, S.C. - 1969

SAM STEAMBOAT and MR. WRESTLING defeated HIRO MATSUDA and THE MISSOURI MAULER.

PENNY BANNER defeated BELLE STARR.

GREG PETERSON and SILENTO RODRIGUEZ upset JIMMY and BILLY HINES.

LES WOLFF beat TINKER TODD.


THE INFERNOS with J.C. DYKES
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CHARLESTON, S.C. - 1970

GEORGE BECKERJOHNNY WEAVER and TERRY KAY topped J.C. DYKES and THE INFERNOS in six man action.

PENNY BANNER bested TAMMY JONES.

BOB RAMSTEAD and RONNIE GARVIN wrestled to a draw.

LES WOLFF shaded TERRY GARVIN.


TEX McKENZIE
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CHARLESTON, S.C. - 1967

THE MASKED RED DEMONS defeated GEORGE BECKER and JOHNNY WEAVER on a disqualification.

TEX McKENZIE and NELSON ROYAL won over GENE and LARS ANDERSON.

PENNY BANNER bested PEGGY ALLEN.

ANGELO MARTINELLI topped TONY NERO.


THE MISSOURI MAULER
(LARRY HAMILTON)
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CHARLOTTE - 1968

THE MISSOURI MAULER and HIRO MATSUDA defeated HAYSTACK CALHOUN and THE AMAZING ZUMA.

GEORGE and SANDY SCOTT won from LARS and GENE ANDERSON.

TANK MORGAN lost to BOBBY RED CLOUD.

CHIEF LITTLE EAGLE topped THE MATADOR.


RIP HAWK and SWEDE HANSON
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ROANOKE, VA. - 1969

RIP HAWK and SWEDE HANSON beat ALDO BOGNI and BRONCHO LUBICH in a slugfest.

TAMMY JONES bested BELLE STARR.

ABE JACOBS won from JOHNNY HEIDEMAN.

JESSE JAMES beat EL GAUCHO on a disqualification.

BOB BURNS toppled CARL GOSSLIN.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A LONG TIME AGO IN A GALAXY (you know the rest)


THE GREAT MALENKO
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CHARLESTON, S.C. - 1967

SANDY SCOTT defeated THE GREAT MALENKO in a RUSSIAN DEATH MATCH.

ABE JACOBS and RUDY KAY topped LARS and GENE ANDERSON via DQ.

KARL GOTCH pinned EL GAUCHO.

CORSICA JEAN lost to GEORGE 'CATALINA' DRAKE.

IKE EAKINS
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ASHEVILLE, N.C. - 1966

TEX McKENZIE and NELSON ROYAL defeated BRONCHO LUBICH and ALDO BOGNI with HOMER O'DELL.

KURT and HENRY VON STROHEIM versus BILLY TWO RIVERS and SUNI WAR CLOUD ended in a no contest.

IKE EAKINS pinned BOB BOYER.

JOHN GUDISKI topped KEN YATES.

RIP HAWK and SWEDE HANSON
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LEXINGTON, N.C. - 1965

RIP HAWK and SWEDE HANSON took the measure of ABE JACOBS and DALE LEWIS.

'IRISH' MIKE CLANCY and FRANKIE CAIN * defeated SONNY FARGO and THE MATADOR.

RAY VILLMER spoiled THE VIKING.

EDUARDO CASTILLO turned back JACK VANSKY.

* FRANKIE CAIN would soon don a mask and join ROCKY SMITH as the original INFERNOS, who would be managed by J.C. DYKES.

PEDRO GODOY
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CHARLESTON, S.C. - 1967

GEORGE BECKER and JOHNNY WEAVER won over THE MISSOURI MAULER and THE GREAT MALENKO.

IKE EAKINS and PEDRO GODOY topped ALEX MEDINA and 'COWBOY' RONNIE HILL.

TAMMY JONES beat PEGGY ALLEN.

JIM OSBORNE wrestled EL GAUCHO to a time limit draw.

GEORGE BECKER and JOHNNY WEAVER
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NORFOLK, VA. - 1967

GEORGE BECKERRIP HAWK and SWEDE HANSON lost to ALDO BOGNIHOMER O'DELL and BRONCHO LUBICH in six man action.

JOHNNY WEAVER topped RUDY KAY.

LUTHER LINDSAY defeated GENE ANDERSON.

LARS ANDERSON was stopped by ABE JACOBS.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

TEXAS VERSUS GERMANY

October 29, 1966
LEXINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA

TEX McKENZIE

KURT and HENRY VON STROHEIM

NELSON ROYAL

MASKED RED DEMON

EL GAUCHO

JESSE JAMES

ANGELO MARTINELLI
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The torrid Texas team of TEX McKENZIE and NELSON ROYAL will return to the LEXINGTON YMCA tonight after a lengthy absence and will run head-on into the tough German brother duo of KURT and HENRY VON STROHEIM in the evening's main event. The Germans are on a hot streak, and the cowboys will do all they can to put a halt to their opponents' winning ways.

McKENZIE's towering 6 foot 9 inch, 290 pound frame, coupled with ROYAL's 230 pounds, gives the heroes a weight advantage over the brothers, who combine at 504 pounds. But the VON STROHEIMs are rugged, intelligent and down right mean. The best two-out-of-three falls clash should be a great one.

Another dangerous combo, the MASKED RED DEMONS, tangle with two more Texans in the persons of JESSE JAMES and KEN HOLLIS in the best-of-three falls co-feature. JESSE and KEN are fan favorites but will have their hands full as the DEMONS are tearing up all competition, fresh from a victory here last week over RIP HAWK and SWEDE HANSON, and that's no easy feat. The identities of the MASKED RED DEMONS remain an unsolved mystery.

Supporting matches pit a bright newcomer JIM OSBORNE taking on veteran JAN MADRID, and the 8:15 first match will find rugged EL GAUCHO against ANGELO MARTINELLI.

Friday, October 24, 2014

RIP AND SWEDE ON THE REBOUND

February 6, 1965
LEXINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA


The "BLONDE BOMBERS" of professional wrestling return to the LEXINGTON YMCA tonight after a disappointing experience here last week.

RIP HAWK and SWEDE HANSON, who boast of an incredible win record, came up short last Saturday at the hands of THE FLYING SCOTTS.

They will attempt to reverse their bad fortunes tonight when they tangle with another top team in that of NICK KOZAK and "IRISH" MIKE CLANCY.

"Last week's loss was a fluke, and I promise it won't happen again," shouted RIP HAWK, as partner HANSON nodded. SWEDE doesn't say much.

Another top tag battle is signed when fan favorites RUDY KAYE and ANGELO MARTINELLI take on the rulebreaking duo of "SIR" NELSON ROYAL and THE VIKING, who have been on a hot streak as of late.

Both tag team matches are set for the best-of-three falls with one hour time limits.

Singles action opens the card at 8:15 when LORENZO PARENTE faces THE BEAST.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

NOBODY WRECKED THEM LIKE THE ANDERSONS


OLE ANDERSON takes a slam from DUSTY RHODES.

PAUL JONES has to deal with both GENE and OLE ANDERSON.

OLE prevents JOHNNY WEAVER from sending GENE to slumberland.

OLE and GENE have GREG VALENTINE in a bad way.

KOA TIKI actually believes he can defeat GENE ANDERSON.

GENE and DUSTY slug it out.

MR. WRESTLING about to slam his face into GENE's fist.

Monday, October 20, 2014

THE SAILOR MAN...AND NOT POPEYE

July 13, 1968
LEXINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA

SAILOR ART THOMAS

GENERAL HOMER O'DELL

THE MISSOURI MAULER

HIRO MATSUDA

THE AMAZING ZUMA

ABE JACOBS

LES THATCHER

JOHNNY HEIDEMAN

TINKER TODD

LES WOLFE

JESSE JAMES
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Wrestling fans attending the LEXINGTON YMCA tonight will see a newcomer to the area, SAILOR ART THOMAS, when he joins forces with THE AMAZING ZUMA to meet ruffian THE MISSOURI MAULER and his Japanese partner, HIRO MATSUDA, in a best-of-three falls tag team main event.

SAILOR ART has been a sensation since he entered the area recently, and fans have been asking to see him in action here in Lexington. THOMAS and ZUMA should make a dazzling combination. The rugged MAULER / MATSUDA duo is returning after an absence and will have their wiley manager, 'GENERAL' HOMER O'DELL in their corner.

In another two-out-of-three falls contest, young LES THATCHER and friend JESSE JAMES will tangle with JOHNNY HEIDEMAN and TINKER TODD.

LES WOLFE will attempt to extend his winning streak when he meets RICK MILLER in a singles bout.

ABE JACOBS and ALEX MEDINA square off at 8:15 in what should be a great scientific one fall match.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

SYNONYMOUS

WHEN YOU THINK OF ONE...
YOU THINK OF THE OTHER...

JOHNNY WEAVER

GENE and OLE ANDERSON

RIC FLAIR

PAUL JONES

THE ASSASSIN

RICKY STEAMBOAT

BRONCHO LUBICH and ALDO BOGNI

THE FLYING SCOTTS
SANDY and GEORGE

BLACKJACK MULLIGAN

HOMER O'DELL

Thursday, October 16, 2014

WEREN'T THEY SOMETHING

GREG PETERSON

KEN PATERA

BULL RAMOS

THE IRON SHEIK

GENE ANDERSON

SKY LOW LOW

THE KENTUCKIANS

JACK BRISCO

PENNY BANNER