Monday, August 2, 2021
August 26, 1958
Saturday, July 31, 2021
Statesville, North Carolina wrestling fans (and I was one) were treated to THREE nights of JIM CROCKETT PROMOTIONS wrestling shows during the summer of 1966.
Thursday, July 29, 2021
Half a century has passed since the end of the 1960s, but not the memories...
GEORGE BECKER and JOHNNY WEAVER won over RIP HAWK and SWEDE HANSON.
TEX McKENZIE and NELSON ROYAL toppled KURT and HENRY VON STROHEIM.
IKE EAKINS beat ROGER KIRBY.
STEVE BOLUS polished off JACK DANIELS.
GORY GUERRERO bested 'ROWDY' RED ROBERTS.
RIP HAWK and SWEDE HANSON defeated GEORGE and SANDY SCOTT.
THE MUMMY and 'BULLDOG' LEE HENNING lost to TEX McKENZIE and NELSON ROYAL.
LUTHER LINDSAY topped STEVE STANLEE.
ROCK HUNTER bested THE MATADOR.
RIP HAWK and SWEDE HANSON lost to BRONCHO LUBICH and ALDO BOGNI with HOMER O'DELL.
TEX McKENZIE and NELSON ROYAL edged BRUTE BERNARD and SKULL MURPHY.
GEORGE BECKER and JOHNNY WEAVER whipped LARS and GENE ANDERSON.
RUDY KAY topped EL GAUCHO.
'ROWDY' RED ROBERTS was pinned by LUTHER LINDSAY.
TEX McKENZIE and NELSON ROYAL turned back BRONCHO LUBICH and ALDO BOGNI with HOMER O'DELL.
PEGGY ALLEN topped MARGIE RAMSEY.
IKE EAKINS defeated TINKER TODD.
JACK 'THE NECK' VANSKY was pinned by JOHNNY HEIDEMAN.
THE AMAZING ZUMA and GEORGE and SANDY SCOTT defeated BRONCHO LUBICH, ALDO BOGNI and HOMER O'DELL in six man action.
PEDRO GODOY wrestled TONY ROMANO to a draw.
KLONDIKE BILL bested FRANK MARCONI.
JOHNNY HEIDEMAN topped IAN MacBIRD.
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
In the late 1950s, JIM CROCKETT PROMOTIONS was virtually built around one guy, a really 'bad guy'...THE GREAT BOLO.
It's going to be a long way down anytime TINY ANDERSON of THE KENTUCKIANS gives you a body slam.
BOLO makes a bumpy landing in this non-JCP photo.
Had this been in the MID-ATLANTIC area, the bleachers would have been packed with fans.