Tag Archives: Bob Orton

Dusty Rhodes, The Assassin Disqualified

Sarasota Herald-Tribune – April 26, 1976

Referee Stu Schwartz ended the feature match on Saturday night’s wrestling card at Robarts Sports Arena by calling a double disqualification on Dusty Rhodes and The Assassin at 12:41. Continue reading

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Rhodes Bull Ropes Funk In Wrestling

The Miami News – April 8, 1976

Dusty Rhodes beat Terry Funk in a Texas bull rope match last night in the main event of the professional wrestling matches at Miami-Dade Community College North. Continue reading

Lord Blears Mat Winner

Sacramento Union – January 18, 1955

Lord James Blears and Jesus Ortega rallied last night in Memorial Auditorium to win an Australian tag team match against young Johnny Barend and Enrique Torres. Continue reading

British Lord To Wrestle

Sacramento Union – January 17, 1955

Lord James Blears, monocle and all, will be in the main event tonight at the Memorial Auditorium wrestling matches. Continue reading

Rhodes Wrestles Baker For Win

Palm Beach Post – November 16, 1976

Dusty Rhodes defeated Ox Baker last night to win the main event of the professional wrestling meet held at West Palm Beach Auditorium. Continue reading

Louis Gains Win In Third

Omaha World – September 28, 1954

Joe Louis, 40, Monday night returned to the ring in the City Auditorium to toss a little leather.

He was matched against rassler Art Nielsen, who also wore boxing gloves for the scheduled six-round exhibition. Continue reading

The Great Togo Masters Danny (Riot Squad) Dusek

St. Petersburg Times – October 12, 1950

The Great Togo completely mastered Danny Dusek in a special event on the National Guard sponsored wrestling program at the Gable Armory last night before an estimated 1,500 fans. Continue reading

Togo And Dusek Meet At Armory

The Evening Independent – October 11, 1950

Japanese hocus-pocus takes over at the N. Worth Gable armory tonight when The Great Togo takes on Danny (Riot Squad) Dusek in the feature match of the national guard wrestling program. Continue reading

Wrestler Is Fined At Fair

Gazette and Bulletin – July 27, 1954 

The main bout of last night’s wrestling exhibition at the Lycoming County fairgrounds came to a sudden halt when Bob Orton was disqualified by ring officials and the bout awarded to his opponent Verne Gagne.  Continue reading

Thesz Gets O’Connor Draw As Fans Boo

Minneapolis Star-Tribune, December 30, 1953

Although Pat O’Connor of New Zealand had much the better of his wrestling match with world heavyweight champion Lou Thesz of St. Louis, Mo., he had to be content with settling for a draw after a thrilling struggle lasting one hour Tuesday night at the Minneapolis auitorium. Continue reading