Saturday, January 2, 2016

RINGING IN THE NEW YEAR


JANUARY 4, 1969
LEXINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA

47 Years Ago

A rematch between tag teams of SAILOR ART THOMAS and ABE JACOBS and THE MINNESOTA WRECKING CREW has been ordered to feature the first wrestling card of the new year tonight at the LEXINGTON YMCA.

Last week, GENE and OLE ANDERSON took a hurried and early leave during an exciting third fall, and THOMAS and JACOBS were declared winners by way of a "count out". A double purse goes to the winning team of tonight's two-out-of-three falls battle.

A BATTLE OF THE BULLIES is set in the evening's best-of-three fall semifinal when ruffians JIMMY and BILLY HINES battle Jap star HIRO MATSUDA and scrapper THE MISSOURI MAULER. The HINES boys wrestled here previously as THE MASKED RED DEMONS.

Two special matches are slated to open tonight's card of action.

COWBOY LANG and LITTLE BRUSIER battle in a one-fall MIDGETS MATCH.

Lovely BARBARA OWENS and DONNA CHRISTIAN square off in a LADIES MATCH, with unlady-like antics predicted.

Belltime is 8:15 for the NEW YEARS card.

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