Category Archives: 1979

Savage, Stasiak Meet Rose, Rogers Team

Eugene Register-Guard – August 9, 1979

Dutch Savage and Crusher Stasiak will team up in an elimination match against Playboy Buddy Rose and Hustler Rip Rogers as the main event in Friday night’s pro wrestling card at the Eugene Armory. Continue reading

Savage Triumphs

Eugene Register-Guard – April 7, 1979

Dutch Savage defeated Bad News Brooks in a “glove match” and Adrian Adonis and Ron Star drew with Playboy Buddy Rose and Ed Wiskowski in a tag-team match Friday night on the professional wrestling card at the Lane County Fairgrounds.  George Wells won by a disqualification over Roddy Piper in the preliminary bout, and Bob Kincaid defeated Hector Guerrero in the opener.

Savage Takes On Rose To Head Pro Mat Card

Eugene Register-Guard – June 28, 1979

Dutch Savage will take on Buddy Rose in the headliner of the weekly pro wrestling card Friday night at Lane County Fairgrounds. Continue reading

Dutch Savage Claims Pro Mat Main Event

Eugene Register-Guard – April 14, 1979

Dutch Savage defeated Roddy Piper on a disqualification in the main event Friday night on the professional wrestling card at the Lane County Fairgrounds. Continue reading

Heenan Goes Up Against Tommy Rich

Rome News-Tribune – November 8, 1979

Bobby Heenan, who doesn’t make too many friends in the ring and who usually tries to stay outside of it, finds himself in the spotlight for tonight’s weekly professional wrestling match at Rome’s Memorial gymnasium. Continue reading

Rhodes, Kox Win Feature

Palm Beach Post – February 6, 1979

Dusty Rhodes and Killer Karl Kox won the feature wrestling match last night by defeating Mr. Uganda and Jos le duc.  In a Florida title match, Jim Garvin retained his crown with a win over Sonny King. Continue reading

Dusty Objected Royally To King

St. Petersburg Independent – March 14, 1979
By Gene Taylor

TAMPA – Grudges die hard in professional wrestling, and sometimes the matches arranged to settle them don’t.  That was probably the case last night at Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, as an overflow crowd watched Dusty Rhodes and Sonny King attempt to pound out a solution to their differences. Continue reading

Bad News Brooks Dumps Dutch Savage

Eugene Register-Guard – February 10, 1979

Bad News Brooks tuned up for his match next week with Jesse Ventura by dumping Dutch Savage two out of three falls in pro wrestling action Friday night at the Lane County Fairgrounds. Continue reading

Garvin Got It Back

St. Petersburg Independent – May 2, 1979
Gene Taylor

TAMPA – For a moment Tuesday night at Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Jim Garvin saw his Florida Heavyweight title slip into the clutches of Bugsy McGraw while the referee was looking the other way. Continue reading

Rhodes Seeks Title Belt Tonight

The Ledger – December 4, 1979

TAMPA – Dusty Rhodes meets champion Bad Le Roy Brown for the Southern Heavyweight Championship here tonight in wrestling action at Fort Homer Hesterly Armory. Continue reading