Tag Archives: Bubba Douglas

Rhodes, Kox Win Feature

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

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

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

Garvin Got It Back

St. Petersburg Independent – May 2, 1979
Gene Taylor

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

Rhodes Seeks Title Belt Tonight

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

Rhodes, Destroyer Do Battle Tonight

The Ledger – January 29, 1980

TAMPA – Dusty Rhodes meets the Super Destroyer in professional wrestling tonight at the Fort Homer Hesterly Armory.  The card begins at 8 p.m. Continue reading

Rhodes Meets Super Destroyer Tonight

The Ledger – February 12, 1980

TAMPA – Dusty Rhodes and Andre the Giant meet Harley Race and Bugsy McGraw tonight at the Fort Homer Hesterly Armory in the Annual Gasparilla Spectacular. Continue reading