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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

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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

Thesz Tackles Rogers In Valley Headliner

St. Louis Post-Dispatch – December 30, 1955

Lou Thesz defends his world’s heavyweight title tonight against Buddy Rogers in a one-fall-to-a-finish bout that headlines the Mississippi Valley Sports Club’s five-match wrestling program at Kiel Auditorium. Continue reading

Thesz, Rogers Draw On Mat, Also At Gate

Chicago Tribune – January 27, 1951
By Charles Bartlett

Louis Thesz, a St. Louis scientist, and Buddy Rogers, a quarrelsome character from Camden, N.J., last night wrestled 60 minutes to a draw in Promoter Fred Kohler’s mat extravaganza in the International Amphitheater. Each of the artists won a fall, Thesz after 29:45 and Rogers after 41:35, but the end of the prescribed hour found both exhausted athletes unable to pin his opponent a second time, and referee Jack Dempsey was unable to render a decision. Continue reading

‘Nature Boy’ Slated For Wrestling Show

Miami Daily News – March 15, 1953

Buddy (Nature Boy) Rogers, Camden, N.J., will meet Jackie Nichols, Richmond, Me., in the feature wrestling match at Miami Beach Auditorium Thursday night.

Helen Hild, Miami, will meet Carol Carota of Cincinnati in a special one fall match.  Juan Humberto, Juarez, Mexico, and Billy Darnell of Philadelphia, are set for a one fall match.  Prince Omar, Persia, meets John Henning, St. Petersburg, in the opening match.

Indian Don Eagle Stand-Out Athlete

The Miami News – December 23, 1951

Taught Wrestling By Dad; Meets Von Schacht At Beach

Don Eagle, who meets Fred Von Schacht, 235 pound Milwaukean, in one of the two finish wrestling matches on the same program on which Buddy Rogers tangles with Nick Roberts at Miami Beach Auditorium Friday night, was born 25 years ago on the Caughawaga Indian reservation in Canada.

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Thesz Winner When Rogers Is Disqualified

St. Louis Post-Dispatch – December 31, 1955

Heavyweight champion Lou Thesz successfully defended his National Wrestling Alliance title against last night when his opponent, Buddy Rogers, was disqualified for failing to break a hold in the main event of the Mississippi Valley Sports Club’s card at Kiel Auditorium. Continue reading