Category Archives: 1972


New Zealand Sports Digest – November 1972

Sabrina - Nov 1972

I HAD looked for a brassy female lummox, cheap, overweight and gravel-voiced.  But she hadn’t been in my office half a minute before it hit me that I had never been more wide of the mark.  She was anything but cheap and brassy.  A little shy, really, and quietly spoken.  And she was no itinerant Aussie stripper, as some had suggested.  She spoke with a well-modulated girls’ school accent certainly not the clangy ‘Strine’ all the way from Woolloomooloo which seems even worse in Australian women than in the men. Continue reading

Ramos To Get Shot At Savage

Eugene Register-Guard – February 17, 1972

Friday night, Bull Ramos will get the match he’s been looking forward to when he tangles with Dutch Savage in the main event of the professional wrestling card at the Lane County Fairgrounds. Continue reading

Savage, Ramos To Highlight Card

Eugene Register-Guard – March 9, 1972

Dutch Savage will take on Bull Ramos Friday night at Lane County Fairgrounds in a professional wrestling “Miners Death Match.” Continue reading

Kelly, Dalton To Team Up

Panama City News-Herald – August 21, 1972

Cowboy Bob Kelly, a favorite here, will team up with Frank Dalton in a tag team match against Black Bart and Bad Boy Hines next Thursday at Rainbow Garden.

Mike Boyette meets Eddie Sullivan in a “hippie” match, with no ropes and no referee, Ken Lucas and Billy Spears will have a return battle, and Dickie Parlor will take on a top Black wrestler, L. D. Lewis.

Wrestling On Tap

Ocala Star-Banner – May 17, 1972

Florida heavyweight wrestling champion, Jack Brisco, meets Bearcat Wright in the main event of the mat card at the City Auditorium Saturday night.

Brisco is outweighed 231 to 272 pounds by the huge Wright, one of the few nationally-ranked black wrestlers in the pro ranks. Continue reading

Bockwinkel, Stevens Win

Milwaukee Sentinel – February 14, 1972

Nick Bockwinkel and Ray Stevens won two of three falls from Red Bastien and Reggie (Crusher) Lisowski to take the main event of the wrestling card before a sellout crowd of 6,112 at the Arena Saturday night. Continue reading

Mighty Igor And The Quest For Certitude

The Kenyon Collegian – October 26, 1972
By Will Morrisey

The gymnasium in Mt. Vernon’s Pleasant Street Junior High School lacks the proper atmosphere for professional wrestling. Brightly lit, clean, well-ventilated: the longtime fan misses the flattened orange drink containers, the obnoxious and greasy teen-aged popcorn vendors and the familiar stench of stale cigar smoke so characteristic of places like Cobo Hall in Detroit and the old Madison Square Garden. But, even with all their grimy magnificence, the old arenas, like the old idols, are falling, and when the wrestlers came into town a week ago yesterday night, they and their devotees were forced to adjust to what seemed an unusual sanctuary. Continue reading

‘Heavy’ Twins To Wrestle In Local Contest

Florence Times – Twin-Cities Daily – November 9, 1972

Len Rossi returns to wrestle ex-football player George Hultz as the main event for tonight’s wrestling at the Florence-Lauderdale Coliseum. Continue reading

Rossi Subdues Hultz; McGuire Twins Win

Florence Times — Tri-Cities Daily – November 10, 1972

Len Rossi defeated George Hultz, the McGuire twins won over the Blitzer and Jimmy Kent, and Frankie Lane downed the Blitzer in wrestling action Thursday night at the Florence-Lauderdale Coliseum. Continue reading

Savage Takes Win

Eugene Register-Guard – April 8, 1972

Dutch Savage retained his Northwest heavyweight professional wrestling championship Friday night at Lane County Fairgrounds with a victory over Johnny Boyd on two of three falls.

In a midget match, Bobo Johnson and Cowboy Lang beat the Little Crusher and Little Bruiser.