Tuesday, August 29, 2017

TAG TEAM COMPETITION IN LEXINGTON

November 4, 1967
LEXINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA

50 Years Ago

Top quality matches should pull in another large crowd for tonight's professional wrestling card at the LEXINGTON YMCA.

The current SOUTHERN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS, GEORGE BECKER and JOHNNY WEAVER, will clash with the rugged duo PAMPERO FIRPO and THE MISSOURI MAULER in a best-of-three falls explosion, set for a one-hour time limit.

Neither the team title nor WEAVER's recently-acquired SOUTHERN HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP (which he took from the MAULER) is at stake, but exciting action is expected, and a FIRPO / MAULER win would guarantee them a championship match in the near future. Neither team has any positive feelings for one another, so anything could happen.

Another top tag battle with spectator appeal matches the prize Indian combo of BOBBY RED CLOUD and CHIEF LITTLE EAGLE against super bullies BRONCHO LUBICH and ALDO BOGNI. The Indians are on a current win streak in Lexington, one their opponents would like to stop dead in its tracks. This is two-of-three falls with a forty-five minute time limit.

Two singles matches are also set for tonight.

George 'TWO TON' HARRIS hopes to splash young, good-looking ALEX MEDINA and JERRY LONDON challenges the crafty veteran 'BULLDOG' LEE HENNING in the 8:15 p.m. opener.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

FIFTY - TWO YEARS AGO

March 6, 1965
LEXINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA

THE BEAST

PEPPY GOMEZ

MIKE GALLAGHER

'IRISH' MIKE CLANCY

SANDY and GEORGE SCOTT


NICK KOZAK

'BULLDOG' LEE HENNING
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Professional wrestling returns to the LEXINGTON YMCA tonight following a two week layoff because of basketball tournaments, and two big tag team matches top the big card which begins at 8:15 p.m.

Crowd favorites THE FLYING SCOTT BROTHERS - - GEORGE and SANDY - - will face a new combo to the area in the form of THE ALASKAN and THE BEAST. This team is strong and rugged and totally unpredictable.

The second tag contest will pit the duo of dastardly MIKE GALLAGHER and 'BULLDOG' LEE HENNING facing the popular twosome of 'IRISH' MIKE CLANCY and NICK KOZAK.

Both tag matches are set for the best two-out-of-three falls.

Singles action finds TONY NERO meeting EDUARDO CASTILLIO, and PEPPY GOMEZ against 'TIGER' JACK VANSKY in the opener.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

A LEXINGTON REMATCH

March 19, 1966
LEXINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA
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51 years ago

TEX McKENZIE

'BIG' IKE EAKINS

'ROWDY RED ROBERTS'

STEVE BOLUS

ABE JACOBS

BRUTE BERNARD and SKULL MURPHY
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Texas wrestling buddies TEX McKENZIE and NELSON ROYAL have happily agreed to give the skin-headed duo of BRUTE BERNARD and SKULL MURPHY a rematch at the LEXINGTON YMCA tonight.

BERNARD and MURPHY have been howling 'robbery' because of the recent meeting of the two teams a few weeks ago here at the YMCA. These two are demanding satisfaction, so the return best-out-of-three falls rematch will feature tonight's all-star card.

'BIG' IKE EAKINS will face popular New Zealander ABE JACOBS in the evening's semi-final contest.

Girl wrestlers, both making their LEXINGTON debuts, will square off with JESSICA ROGERS meeting PRINCESS CHI CHI.

Good-looking STEVE BOLUS will combat 'ROWDY' RED ROBERTS in the 8:15 opening encounter.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

WHO WAS THAT MASKED MAN?


THE SUPER DESTROYER
(DON JARDINE)
Shown here with another JCP veteran 'Lord' ALFRED HAYES, JARDINE wrestled as THE SPOILER in other territories.

THE MASKED SUPERSTAR
(BILL EADIE)
Successful in every territory he worked, primarily a 'heel', but did a 'babyface' turn in JCP against the ANDERSON ARMY. A nicer human being you'll never meet.

THE MASKED RED DEMONS
(JIMMY and BILLY HINES--this is JIMMY).
They terrorized the MID-ATLANTIC territory during the mid 1960s and were managed by GEORGE 'Two Ton' HARRIS.

MR. WRESTLING
(TIM WOODS)
The first masked 'good guy' I ever saw.

THE GRAPPLER
(LEN DENTON)
Having a previous run in the MID-ATLANTIC territory without the hood and using his real name, he became a main eventer in other territories, usually teaming with TONY ANTHONY as THE GRAPPLERS. He did return to JCP without ANTHONY for a short run as THE GRAPPLER (I wish it had been longer.)