Rassle Royal Slated Here Thursday Night

The Park City Daily News – December 16, 1963

A seven-man rassle royal will be presented on Thursday night’s big all-star wrestling card at the Bowling Green high school gymnasium.

In addition, three matches between royal opponents will follow.  They will be paired as eliminated.

Also on the card will be a match between two amateur wrestlers from Bowling Green.  They are Ernest Gravil, a 154 pounder who will meet the heavier (200) Allen Curtis.

Scheduled to participate in the royal are the famed Scufflin’ Hillbillies, Willie and Slim; tough Johnny Long and Mack York, Rowdy Red Roberts, Bob Hamby and the popular Greek star, Chris Belkas.

Adding flavor will be Cousin Alford, the colorful manager of Willie and Slim.  As usual, Alford will accompany his protégés and guide them.

The boys usually take this type of match to even a few scores with old enemies.  If such is the case Thursday then Long and York had better watch out.  These two are among the roughest wrestling has to offer.

All will be in the ring at the same time and it should be quite an evening.  The first royal held here was warmly received by local and area mat-atics.  Incidentally, the last man left in the royal will be declared champion of the night and receive the largest share of the purse.

The first match will start at 8:30 p.m.  Ringside seats may be purchased at Western Hills Restaurant on Russellville Road.  Popular prices will again prevail.

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