JULY 9, 1966
LEXINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA
51 Years Ago
Fan favorite JOHNNY WEAVER gets another crack at the SOUTHERN HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP when he meets title holder THE MISSOURI MAULER in tonight's LEXINGTON YMCA pro wrestling two-out-of-three falls main event.
It will be a rematch of a thriller here several weeks ago in which the MAULER was able to hang on to his title only by a thread.
WEAVER employed his famous "sleeper hold" for what would have been the deciding fall, but he was outside the ropes, and the brutal (and fortunate) champ was allowed to retain his belt when the referee was forced to disqualify WEAVER.
JOHNNY has promised a different outcome tonight.
In the evening's tag team battle, the popular duo of ABE JACOBS and RUDY KAYE will meet LARS and GENE ANDERSON, a rugged twosome from Minnesota, who are making their Lexington debut.
This match is also for two-of-three falls.
Another big man of wrestling, Kodiak, Alaska's KLONDIKE BILL, also makes his first appearance here when he faces the tough veteran EL GAUCHO in one of two supporting bouts.
The 8:15 opener will send two bullies, IKE EAKINS and TONY NERO, against one another.