September 15, 1956
LEXINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA
61 Years Ago
Wrestling attendance may have been lagging at the LEXINGTON YMCA in recent weeks, but it gets a major shot in the arm tonight with a double main event attraction that would grab notice at any arena in the country.
Local sponsors of the grappling pastime are making plans to pull a big attendance for this week's slate that includes tag team and singles action.
One of ringdom's most colorful individuals, 'NATURE BOY' BUDDY ROGERS, a great (but disliked) champion from the Northeast, makes his local debut in the main event. The strutting blonde-headed genius will have his hands full because he'll be opposing one of the fastest-rising young stars in the wrestling business. The man is DICK STEINBORN, and this is the match the young man has been asking for since learning ROGERS was headed this way.
ROGERS is but the first of a series of stellar standouts who will be invading the Carolinas on tour.
Tonight's tag team match could well be one of the best ever presented in the 4500 seat YMCA arena. It's one that the fans themselves have demanded.
It sends the glamour gentlemen of the sport, GEORGE BECKER and JACK WITZIG, against the roughest of the rulebreakers, SKULL MURPHY and KARL VON HESS. Fans have waited a long time to see BECKER and WITZIG have a chance to lambast these villains, and tonight it comes to fruition.
Both of these matches will be contested under a best two-out-of-three falls stipulation, within a one-hour time limit.
The opening match of the evening should also be a corker, because it matches the always explosive youngster, LEN ROSSI, against the stubborn Texas roughie, 'LARRUPIN' LOU PLUMMER.
Belltime is 8:15. It is recommended fans get to the arena early.