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
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
Posted in 1979
Tagged Bubba Douglas, Dusty Rhodes, Jack Brisco, Jerry Brisco, Jim Garvin, Jos LeDuc, Karl Kox, Mr. Saito, Mr. Sato, Mr. Uganda, Pak Song, Raul Matta, Rocky Johnson, Sonny King, Super Gladiator, Thor the Viking
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
Posted in 1979
Tagged Bugsy McGraw, Cyclon Negro, Dusty Rhodes, Eddie Graham, Herb Calvert, Jim Garvin, Karl Kox, Mike Hammer, Missouri Mauler, Mr. Uganda, Ox Baker, Pak Song, Prince Tonga, Ray Candy, Sonny King, Steve Keirn, Thor the Viking
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
St. Petersburg Independent – May 2, 1979
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
Posted in 1979
Tagged Blond Bombers, Bubba Douglas, Buddy Rogers, Bugsy McGraw, Cyclone Negro, Don Muraco, Don Serrano, Dusty Rhodes, Frenchy Bernard, Herb Calvert, Jerry Brisco, Jim Garvin, Karl Kox, Killer Kahn, Ox Baker, Pak Song, Ray Candy, Sonny King, Steve Keirn
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
Posted in 1979
Tagged Bad Le Roy Brown, Bryan St. John, Bubba Douglas, Bugsy McGraw, Don Serrano, Dusty Rhodes, Gordon Nelson, Jack Brisco, Jerry Brisco, Manny Fernandez, Mike Graham, Mike Miller, Mr. Hito, Mr. Sakurada, Stan Lane, Steve Keirn, Super Destroyer, The Gestapo
StarPhoenix – July 17, 1979
HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (AP)
Transportation and burial of a 747-pound man, one of the world’s largest twins, will create some problems for the operator of a Hendersonville funeral home. Continue reading
Eugene Register-Guard – October 6, 1979
Dutch Savage came out on top in an eight-man battle royal in one $1,000 main event on the pro wrestling card Friday night at the Lane County Fairgrounds.
In the preliminaries, Savage defeated Rip Rogers in one fall. Crazy Butch Miller beat King Kong Parsons in another one-fall prelim, and Playboy Buddy Rose was disqualified, handing a victory to John Mantell. Luke Williams bettered Steve Pardee in one fall in the opener.
Eugene Register-Guard – June 30, 1979
Dutch Savage defeated Rip Rogers in the main event on the pro wrestling card at the Lane County Fairgrounds after Rogers replaced Buddy Rose, who was unable to make flight connections from Hawaii in time to arrive for his scheduled match with Savage. In preliminary bouts, Lord Jonathan Boyd defeated Kurt Von Steiger and Adrian Adonis bested Dale Lewis.
Eugene Register-Guard – April 5, 1979
Dutch Savage and Bad News Brooks will meet in a “coal miner’s glove match” Friday night in the pro wrestling feature at the Lane County Fairgrounds. The combatants will go after a steel-laced glove at the top of a 10-foot pole, and the one who gets it first can use it on his opponent.
In prelims, Adrian Adonis and Ron Starr will team against Buddy Rose and Ed Wiskowski, Roddy Piper will test Hector Guerrero and George Wells will take on Bob Kincaid. Fans may call 345-9717 for reservations for the 8 p.m. card.