Tag Archives: Buddy Rogers

Bo Bo Versus Cowboy Lee A ‘Battle Of Behemoths’

The Baltimore Afro-American – February 25, 1956

WASHINGTON

Close to 600 pounds of muscle and brawn will be bruited about the Uline Arena ring tonight (Friday) when Bo Bo Brazil, perhaps the nation’s top colored wrestler, tangles with Cowboy Rocky Lee in the co-feature of an all-star mat card. Continue reading

Joe Louis To Referee 2 Bouts On Uline Card

The Washington Afro-American – January 24, 1956

JOE LOUIS

JOE LOUIS

A rematch of the Buddy Rogers and Cowboy Rocky Hi-Lee bout which ended on a riotous note at a recent show is on tap for the Uline Arena wrestling card Friday night.

Promoter Ray Fabiani has lined up Joe Louis former world heavyweight champion, to referee this match. 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

A Million Groans, A Million Dollars

Associated Press – May 2, 1963
By Charles Chamberlain

CHICAGO — No Matter how you look at professional wrestling – if you look at all – there’s big money in human beings making pretzels out of each other.

“A million groans, a million dollars,” says Fred Kohler. Continue reading

For The Record

Bergen NJ Record – October 18, 1960
By Al Del Greco

Willie (the Beard) Gilzenberg retired a year or so ago to Miami Beach but he’s not lolling under palm trees.

“The action’s up here,” said Willie, “and I’ve got to hustle for the buck. How else can I keep my wife Lil in the style to which she is accustomed and my partner, Babe Culnan, with enough scratch to throw away on the gee-gees?” Continue reading

Buddy Rogers

The Blade – June 28, 1992

Wrestler’s 24-year career included stint as world champion

Buddy Rogers in pensive mood in 1949, above, and in a bejeweled cape in 1948

Buddy Rogers in pensive mood in 1949, above, and in a bejeweled cape in 1948

Buddy Rogers 6-28-92 2

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) – Buddy “Nature Boy” Rogers, a world champion wrestler who finished his 24-year career with a win in a 1983 exhibition tag-team match, died from complications of two massive strokes this week.  He was 71. Continue reading

Thesz Shows Old Speed Beating Buddy Rogers

Globe & Mail – February 8, 1963
By Steve York

There’s life in the old dog yet as Old Dog Trey of the old song might say.

Meaning that Lou Thesz had enough speed and agility to take care of younger opponent Buddy Rogers in the main wrestling match last night at Maple Leaf Gardens. Thesz retained the National Wrestling Alliance world’s heavyweight championship he won from Rogers two weeks ago at the Gardens by taking the match, two falls to one. Continue reading

Grapplers Mix With Fans, Riot Ends Pro Card

Moline Daily Dispatch – December 19, 1960

The Quad-Cities’ first wrestling show in two years ended in a riot Saturday night.

With all four wrestlers from the feature tag-team match going at it with the customers in the aisles at Wharton Field House, the Illinois State Athletic Commission disqualified everybody in sight and declared the match no contest. Continue reading

Zebra Kid Unmasked By Rogers In Match

Columbus, Ohio, Star – August 10, 1957
By Armand Romano

If some disgruntled hombre were to rip the mask off the Lone Ranger, Tonto wouldn’t be nearly as surprised at his White Brother’s identity as the capacity Haft’s Acre crowd was last Thursday night (August 1, 1957) after the unveiling of the Zebra Kid. Continue reading

Tag Wrestling Scheduled Here

The Miami News – December 22, 1951

An Australian tag match will be one of the features on next Friday night’s wrestling show at Miami Beach Auditorium on which Don Eagle, the sensational Indian grappler from Quebec, meets Fred Von Schacht of Milwaukee and Buddy Rogers (Nature Boy) of Camden, N. J., locks horns with Nick Roberts of Athens, Ga. In a double windup, each match to a positive finish. Continue reading