Tag Archives: Barry Windham

Dusty Doesn’t Disappoint This Time

St. Petersburg Independent – April 21, 1980
By Gene Taylor

Almost no one in the crowd of about 7,000 fans at the Bayfront Arena Saturday night was disappointed when Dusty Rhodes’ arm was raised in victory over Harley Race for the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) World Heavyweight championship.

Some of his fans have found it hard to forgive Dusty for losing the heavyweight title to Race, only a week after winning it from him less than a year ago in the same arena.

Maybe now they feel better. Continue reading

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Dusty Rhodes To Visit CFCC Gym

Ocala Star-Banner – December 7, 1982

The Central Florida Community College Patriots will host a Championship Wrestling from Florida card on Dec. 17 at the Patriot gym.

The first match is slated for 8 p.m. Continue reading

Dusty Rhodes Beats The Sheik In Wrestling Feature

The Miami News – October 16, 1980

Dusty Rhodes defeated The Sheik in last night’s pro wrestling feature match at the Miami Beach Convention Center before 4,877 spectators. Continue reading

Reed, Stud In ‘Body-Slam’ Challenge

Lakeland Ledger – August 13, 1982

LAKELAND – Hacksaw Butch Reed will meet Big John Stud in a special body-slam challenge match tonight at the Lakeland Civic Center in professional wrestling action. 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

Five Matches Highlight CFCC Card

Ocala Star-Banner – October 27, 1985

Wrestler "Playboy" Buddy Rose

Playboy Buddy Rose will challenge Tyree Pride for the Bahamas title at the CFCC gym Thursday night.

 

Championship Wrestling from Florida returns to the Central Florida Community College gym Thursday night with a five-match card on tap.

Match time is 8 p.m. Continue reading

Battering With A Chair Led To Disqualification

St. Petersburg Independent – July 6, 1983
Gene Taylor

Cowboy Ron Bass apparently thought he could beef up his chances against Dusty Rhodes and Blackjack Mulligan Tuesday night if he rounded up Ox Baker for his partner in the Special Challenge wrestling match at packed Fort Hesterly Armory. Continue reading

It Was No Snap For Billy Jack, But He Did Dim Nagasaki’s Lights

St. Petersburg Independent – March 21, 1984
By Gene Taylor

TAMPA – Billy Jack was as good as his word.  He had announced publicly he was going to do a number on Kendo Nagasaki in their Lights Out Steel Cage match at the Sun Dome last night.  He succeeded, but it wasn’t easy.

Continue reading

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

Wrestling

The Palm Beach Post – February 14, 1984

Professional

At WPB Auditorium Yesterday’s Results

1. Kendo Nagasaki pinned Dennis Brown, 4:56, 2. Mike Davis won by disqualification over One Man Gang, 3:28, 3. Les Thornton pinned Hector Guerrero, 12:38, 4. Six-man tag team match, Chief Jo Light Foot, Billy Jack, Barry Windham won by pinfall over Cowboy Ron Bass, Black Bart and Hacksaw Duggan, 5. Dusty Rhodes pinned Kharma, 4:50, 6. World Heavyweight title match, Rich Flair and Mike Rotundo fought to a 60-minute draw.