Tag Archives: Abdullah The Butcher

Pro Wrestler Talked Out Of Tackling Plane Hijacker

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle – February 11, 1969

MIAMI (UPI) – A fat, chatty gunman forced a San Juan-to-Miami Eastern Airlines jet with 119 persons aboard to fly to Havana yesterday while a nervous steward talked a wrestler named Abdullah the Butcher out of pouncing on the 300-pound hijacker. Continue reading

J. J. Dillon Comes In For A Crash-Landing

St. Petersburg Independent – September 28, 1983
By Gene Taylor

TAMPA – Blackjack Mulligan and Barry Windham went against Harley Race and Cowboy Ron Bass in the final match of the evening at Fort Hesterly Armory Tuesday night.  That was the scheduled lineup, but when Mike Rotondo was brought into the ring and introduced as the new Southern Heavyweight champion, he and James J. Dillon got into such a heated argument, the referee decided to put them in the match, too. Continue reading

Tolos Tag Team Triumphs Again

Spokane Daily Chronicle – July 15, 1967

John and Chris Tolos successfully defended their tag team title last night at the Colisum wrestling matches against Don Leo Jonathan and Rocky Johnson. Continue reading

Smoky Mountain Wrestling Fell Victim To Changing Times

The Post and Courier – December 17, 1995
Mike Mooneyham

(This is the second of a two-part series)

Smoky Mountain Wrestling, a grand experiment started by Jim Cornette in 1991, ended several weeks ago in Cookeville, Tenn., when Jim Cornette announced to his crew that the promotion would be closing shop effective immediately.

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Pro Wrestling Card Tonight

The Ledger – November 23, 1985

LAKELAND – Championship wrestling returns to the Lakeland Civic Center Arena tonight at 8:30. Continue reading