Tag Archives: Bob Roop

What Ever Happened To… Bob Roop?

Orlando Sentinel – August 18, 2000
By Ric Russo

Bob Roop has no regrets. Professional wrestling turned out to be a good career move for the 58-year-old former Olympian.

“I met my wife when I was wrestling and today we have two beautiful children, boys ages 7 and 11,” says Roop when looking back on his 17-year career. “As a young man, I was fortunate enough to travel to places like Iraq, Europe, Australia, Japan and New Zealand, all through wrestling. Wrestling gave me a life lesson that you can’t get in any school.” Continue reading

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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

Baker’s Souffle Attempt Flops

St. Petersburg Independent – March 29, 1978
Gene Taylor

TAMPA – The team of Killer Karl Kox and 311-pound Ox Baker came close, but they couldn’t keep the dynamic duo of Dusty Rhodes and Rocky Johnson down for the three-count last night. Continue reading

Wrestling On Tap

Ocala Star-Banner – May 17, 1972

Florida heavyweight wrestling champion, Jack Brisco, meets Bearcat Wright in the main event of the mat card at the City Auditorium Saturday night.

Brisco is outweighed 231 to 272 pounds by the huge Wright, one of the few nationally-ranked black wrestlers in the pro ranks. Continue reading

Brisco Feature Winner

St. Petersburg Times – February 12, 1970

TAMPA – Jack Brisco defeated Mr. Saito Tuesday night in front of 6,000 spectators at Fort Hesterly Armory in the feature event of the Gasparilla wrestling card. Continue reading

Rhodes Dusts Off Stomper

The Miami News – January 1, 1975

Dusty Rhodes defeated the Mongolian Stomper in the feature wrestling match at the Miami Beach Auditorium last night.  Joe LeDuc won by disqualification over Cowboy Bill Watts for the Florida Heavyweight Championship.

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Jack Brisco Loses But Still Wins

The Miami News – May 7, 1975

Professional wrestling’s world heavyweight champion lost a match but kept his title last night at Miami Beach Convention Center.  Dory Funk Jr. won by disqualification over Jack Brisco, but a title cannot change hands on a disqualification.

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Dick Slater Whips Roop

The Palm Beach Post – March 11, 1975

Dick Slater won by disqualification over Bob Roop in professional wrestling at the West Palm Beach Auditorium, but Slater did not win Roop’s Florida Heavyweight title.

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Tuesday’s Matches

St. Petersburg Times – April 22, 1975

Jack Brisco and Dick Slater vs. Bob Roop and the Mongolian Stomper, Harley Race vs. Dick Murdock, Bob Armstrong vs. Roger Kirby, El Gaucho and Mr. Hayashi vs. Tiger Conway Jr and Mike Graham, Danny Little Bear vs. Doug Somers, Rick Martell vs. Greg Peterson, Bob Backlund vs. Cliff Markoff.

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