The mysterious terror duo of professional wrestling, THE GREAT BOLO and BOLO, will try to ground the airborn tactics of THE FLYING SCOTTS, brothers GEORGE and SANDY, in tonight's main event collision at the LEXINGTON YMCA.
Tonight's best-of-three-falls battle is a rematch of a thriller of two weeks ago won by the SCOTT BROTHERS on a reversed decision. The referee had raised the hands of THE BOLOS in victory but then found a 'foreign object' in the mask of the hooded competitor who scored the third fall.
GEORGE and SANDY asked for another shot with the masked men.
'IRISH' MIKE CLANCY will face TOMMY O'TOOLE in the evening's semifinal.
Dashing young DOUG GILBERT makes his LEXINGTON debut against JOHN HEATH.
BOB BOYER and TINKER TODD square off in the 8:15 opener.
Near the end of his NWA run, #1 Paul Jones became the manager of the RUSSIAN ASSASSINS, a team put together, for the most part, to work a program against IVAN and NIKITA KOLOFF.
I liked them. The last old school hooded combo I really recall.
During their run, a bunch of whining fans, announcers and wrestlers claimed that PJ would hand his ASSASSIN # 2 the dreaded "foreign object," who would quickly load his mask (making sure that everyone in the immediate area, except the referee, saw it) and headbutt his opponent into the Twilight Zone for a quick pin.
The foreign object gimmick was far from original but even after decades of use by probably hundreds of hooded workers, it still created heat.
I say HOGWASH.
Please examine the provided photos and make up your own mind. I, for one, don't believe a FO was utilized. I'm sure it got hot wearing a mask and working under strong lights. RA #2 was probably just letting in a little fresh air when he fiddled with the red covering. (LOL)
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Ref Teddy Long finds nothing. See, I told you PJ and the RA wouldn't stoop to such levels to win their matches.
GEORGE and SANDY SCOTT won from THE INFERNOS with J.C. DYKES via DQ.
BRUTE BERNARD and SKULL MURPHY topped ABE JACOBS and LES WOLFE.
JOHNNYWEAVER whipped MATTISUZUKI.
BOBBYREDCLOUD topped PHILROBLEY.
GREENVILLE, S.C. - 1968
LARS, GENE and OLE ANDERSON toppled ARGENTINA ZUMA, LES THATCHER and PAUL DEMARCO in six man action.
JESSE JAMES topped PEPPYGOMEZ.
PANCHOVALDEZ pinned JACKRICO.
BOBRAMSTEAD wrestled JOHNNYHEIDEMAN to a draw.
GEORGE BECKER and JOHNNY WEAVER
CHARLESTON, S.C. - 1965
GEORGE BECKER and JOHNNY WEAVER won over BRUTE BERNARD and SKULL MURPHY.
THE KENTUCKIANS bested THE ALASKAN and THE BEAST.
GEORGE 'CATALINA' DRAKE topped EDUARDOCASTILLO.
PEE WEE LOPEZ pinned JIMDANDY.
GREENVILLE, S.C. - 1969
--- GEORGE BECKER and JOHNNY WEAVER defeated LARS and GENE ANDERSON.
--- BOB GRIFFIN and LES WOLFE lost to BRUTE BERNARD and SKULL MURPHY.
--- OLE ANDERSON whipped BOBBY RED CLOUD.
--- JOHNNY HEIDEMAN topped EL LOBO.
Two championships will be at stake tonight at the CHARLOTTE COLISEUM when one of the most ambitious wrestling programs ever staged here gets underway at 8:15.
WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION "Nature Boy" BUDDY ROGERS puts his coveted crown in the spotlight in a defense against the extremely rugged challenger JOHNNY VALENTINE.
The controversy between these two giants of the ring goes back a long while. VALENTINE is responsible for breaking the arm of ROGERS in a match last year, and the champ has not forgotten...nor forgiven.
UNITED STATES HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION PAT O'CONNOR faces skilled SWEET DADDY SIKI, and his title is on the open market as well.
"It would be most ironic," grinned SIKI, "if I should emerge the winner." SIKI, who hails from Jamaica, claims he is in his best physical condition ever. The ebony panther claims to be unbeaten in the South.
Both title defenses will have stipulations of two-out-of-three falls with one hour time limits.
For variety, there is a ladies match sending FRAN GRAVETTE against the Mexican "boom boom" girl, RITA CORTEZ.
Tag team action will find the villainous brother duo of AL and DON GREENE against fan favorites BILL DROMO and HENRY PHILLIPS for the best-of-three-falls.
The immensely popular CHIEF BIG HEART will have his hands full with the rugged SWEDE HANSON.
Two men new to Charlotte, EDDIE AUGER and JOHNNY WEAVER, will face off.
Bombastic HANS SCHMIDT, a regular storm trooper in ring tactics, will oppose the incredible BILLY "Tarzan" DARNELL.
LENNY MONTANA and MARQUIS DEPARE slam in another action tiff.
Tickets are on sale at the NATIONAL HAT SHOP in downtown Charlotte and the Charlotte Coliseum box office.
Get there early for an autograph session with your favorite wrestling stars.