Saturday, May 30, 2015

THE DEBUT OF THE ANDERSON BROTHERS

JULY 9, 1966
LEXINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA

49 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.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

SIBLINGS VERSUS SIBLINGS

June 9, 1969
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA

46 Years Ago

Any time THE INFERNOS and manager J. C. DYKES enter an arena, trouble is on the way. DYKES and his masked team approach the art of wrestling as if they're engaging in war, and DYKES can make matters even worse.

The team challenging THE INFERNOS tonight is SILENTO RODRIGUEZ and GREG PETERSON, and they have promised to give the hooded duo a tough outing on the PARK CENTER wrestling card, starting at 8:15. And this is only the semi-final match of the night.

"We will win fair and square, as we always do," smirked the red-haired manager DYKES. "THE INFERNOS are the hottest (pun intended) team in professional wrestling today. I say bring them all into the ring. The team that marches out the victors will be my blue tigers."

In the headliner tonight, two sets of brothers will be feuding again, as a return tag match pits GEORGE and SANDY SCOTT against GENE and OLE ANDERSON.

The "FLYING SCOTTS" were disqualified their last time out with the "MINNESOTA WRECKING CREW" and tonight, that can't happen as the match will be fought with a NO DISQUALIFICATION stipulation, so anything goes.

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

In a special event, ladies PENNY BANNER and TONI ROSE will offer their contrasting brands of wrestling in a one-fall encounter. PENNY wrestles according to the rulebook and TONI throws that book out the window.

Tough Cuban PANCHO VALDEZ tangles with SONNY FARGO in the opening one-fall contest.

Fans are encouraged to arrive early as a sellout is expected.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

LET'S PLAY CARDS

May 18, 1972
GREENSBORO, N.C.

JOHNNY WEAVER and ART NELSON defeated RIP HAWK and 'PLAYBOY' GARY HART.

GENE and OLE ANDERSON topped KLONDIKE BILL and NELSON ROYAL via DQ.

SANDY SCOTT and JERRY BRISCO bested ROCK HUNTER and MATTI SUZUKI.

PENNY BANNER pinned TONI ROSE.

SWEDE HANSON won over ARGENTINA APOLLO.

LES THATCHER beat FRANK MORRELL.

'BAD BOY' BILLY HINES won over RANDY CURTIS.


August 31, 1972
GREENSBORO, N.C.

JOHNNY WEAVER and ART NELSON won the ATLANTIC COAST TAG TEAM titles from THE MISSOURI MAULER and BRUTE BERNARD.

RIP HAWK, SWEDE HANSON and 'PLAYBOY' GARY HART defeated JERRY BRISCO, GENE and OLE ANDERSON.

THE ROYAL KANGAROOS bested THE KENTUCKIAN and JIM DILLON.

THUNDERBOLT PATTERSON beat GEORGE 'TWO TON' HARRIS.

LES THATCHER took 'BAD BOY' BILLY HINES.

FRANK HESTER and CHARLIE FULTON wrestled to a draw.


December 26, 1972
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.

JOHNNY WEAVER and ART NELSON beat THE ROYAL KANGAROOS.

JACK and JERRY BRISCO versus GENE and OLE ANDERSON - DOUBLE DQ.

COWBOY LANG and DEBBIE JOHNSON pinned BILLY THE KID and TONI ROSE.

LES THATCHER topped FRANK MORRELL.

RANDY CURTIS won over DICK SHANNON.

'BAD BOY' BILLY HINES defeated JOE FURR.


March 15, 1973
GREENSBORO, N.C.

RIP HAWK, SWEDE HANSON and 'KILLER' KARL KOX won the TEXAS DEATH MATCH over JOHNNY WEAVER, THUNDERBOLT PATTERSON and JERRY BRISCO.

ART NELSON demolished HOMER O'DELL.

GENE and OLE ANDERSON beat NELSON ROYAL and RONNIE GARVIN.

THE ROYAL KANGAROOS bested BOBBY and TERRY KAYE.

GEORGE SCOTT whipped BOBBY SHANE.

SANDY SCOTT squashed FRANK MORRELL.


April 12, 1973
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.

GENE and OLE ANDERSON lost to THUNDERBOLT PATTERSON and JERRY BRISCO via DQ.

WAHOO MCDANIEL topped RIP HAWK.

HAYSTACK CALHOUN won over 'KILLER' KARL KOX via DQ.

PENNY BANNER pinned PEGGY PATERSON.

SWEDE HANSON stopped BOBBY KAY.

THE MENACE topped TERRY KAY.

LES THATCHER beat MIKE HALL.

TERRY SAWYER and JOHNNY HEIDEMAN wrestled to a draw.


April 5, 1973
GREENSBORO, N.C.

JOHNNY WEAVER, THUNDERBOLT PATTERSON and JERRY won the TEXAS DEATH MATCH over 'KILLER' KARL KOX, RIP HAWK and SWEDE HANSON.

GEORGE and SANDY SCOTT lost to GENE and OLE ANDERSON.

FRANK MORRELL submitted to ART NELSON.

MIKE YORK pinned JIM DILLON.

THE MENACE disposed of JOHNNY RINGO.

FRANK MONTE toppled LES THATCHER.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

TWO MAIN EVENTS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE

May 24, 1969
LEXINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA

46 Years Ago

Power-packed action is offered wrestling fans in an all-star card at the LEXINGTON YMCA tonight, kicking off at 8:15.

The first of two big tag team matches will send the "BLONDE BOMBERS" RIP HAWK and SWEDE HANSON against the popular Texas twosome of NELSON ROYAL and PAUL JONES. The Texans are fast and high-flying, the "BOMBERS" mean and rugged, so the clash of styles could make for just a plain old battle.

Co-featuring the agenda will be a tag battle between the popular duo of Hawaiian SAM STEAMBOAT and partner MR. WRESTLING when they face the highly dangerous combo of THE INFERNOS. Interesting that STEAMBOAT is the only participant who doesn't hide his true identity behind a mask. Both teams have been on a winning streak lately, so something's gotta give in this one. Add in THE INFERNOS' crafty manager, J.C. DYKES, and anything might happen.

Both tag matches will go the best-of-three falls.

Rough PANCHO VALDEZ meets young RANDY CURTIS and fan favorite GREG PETERSON will contest BOBBY PAUL in the evening's first match.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

RING RESULTS

History made in the MID-ATLANTIC CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING territory forty years ago...

JIM GRABMIRE
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RALEIGH, N.C. - 1968

ABE JACOBS and LUTHER LINDSAY lost to HIRO MATSUDA and THE MISSOURI MAULER.

LES THATCHER and JIM OSBORNE bested 'BULLDOG' LEE HENNING and JIM GRABMIRE.

PANCHO VALDEZ and BOB NANDOR wrestled to a draw.

PEPPY GOMEZ topped FRANK HESTER.

LUTHER LINDSAY
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RICHMOND, VA. - 1965

GEORGE and SANDY SCOTT and JOHNNY WEAVER bested ALDO BOGNIBRONCHO LUBICH and HOMER O'DELL in six man action.

'BIG' BOB ORTON topped STEVE BOLUS.

JOHNNY WEAVER won from PEDRO ZAPATA.

LUTHER LINDSAY defeated RAY DURAN.

THE AMAZING ZUMA
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CHARLESTON, S.C. - 1968

GEORGE and SANDY SCOTT whipped THE MISSOURI MAULER and HIRO MATSUDA.

GEORGE BECKERJOHNNY WEAVER and NELSON ROYAL toppled J.C. DYKES and THE INFERNOS in six man action.

THE AMAZING ZUMA pinned 'BULLDOG' LEE HENNING.

THE MATADOR beat JACK RICE.

THE TOLOS BROTHERS
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CHARLESTON, S.C. - 1965

THE KENTUCKIANS topped BRUTE BERNARD and SKULL MURPHY via DQ.

JOHN and CHRIS TOLOS wrestled NELSON ROYAL and STEVE BOLUS to a draw.

MIKE PAIDOUSIS won over CHRIS AVEROFF.
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GEORGE 'CATALINA' DRAKE defeated MIKE GALLAGHER.

Monday, May 18, 2015

RIP AND SWEDE ON THE REBOUND

February 6, 1965
LEXINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA


The "BLONDE BOMBERS" of professional wrestling return to the LEXINGTON YMCA tonight after a disappointing experience here last week.

RIP HAWK and SWEDE HANSON, who boast of an incredible win record, came up short last Saturday at the hands of THE FLYING SCOTTS.

They will attempt to reverse their bad fortunes tonight when they tangle with another top team in that of NICK KOZAK and "IRISH" MIKE CLANCY.

"Last week's loss was a fluke, and I promise it won't happen again," shouted RIP HAWK, as partner HANSON nodded. SWEDE doesn't say much.

Another top tag battle is signed when fan favorites RUDY KAYE and ANGELO MARTINELLI take on the rulebreaking duo of "SIR" NELSON ROYAL and THE VIKING, who have been on a hot streak as of late.

Both tag team matches are set for the best-of-three falls with one hour time limits.

Singles action opens the card at 8:15 when LORENZO PARENTE faces THE BEAST.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

SOUTHERN TITLE ON THE LINE

April 8, 1967
LEXINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA

46 Years Ago

The SOUTHERN HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP is on the line tonight when the current title holder, THE MISSOURI MAULER, defends against the former champ, KLONDIKE BILL, in the headline match at the LEXINGTON YMCA.

KLONDIKE, the popular Alaskan, is out to regain the title from the MAULER, the man he first lifted it from a few months ago.

The MAULER managed to regain the belt from BILL recently under a dark cloud of controversy. KLONDIKE says that justice will prevail tonight in LEXINGTON. The title match is under stipulations of a one-hour time limit with the winner gaining two falls out of three.

The torrid Texan team of cowboys TEX McKENZIE and NELSON ROYAL will have their hands full when they meet big and rugged "Apache" BULL RAMOS and the mysterious masked grappler THE MUMMY. This best-of-three falls co-feature should produce plenty of action.

In single matches, the mammoth HAYSTACK CALHOUN returns to the YMCA to meet rough PEDRO GODOY.

Popular GREG PETERSON squares off against FRANK MARCONI in the 8:15 opening match.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

TEXAS ROYAL IN STATESVILLE TOWN

May 20, 1965
STATESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
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50 Years Ago...
and I was there...
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