Tag Archives: Buddy Rose

Dutch Savage Wins Coal Miner Match

Eugene Register-Guard – December 31, 1977

Dutch Savage defeated Kangaroo Johnny Boyd in a special Coal Miner’s Glove match, while Jimmy Snuka won on a disqualification over Ed Wiskowki in a semifinal bout, to highlight a rugged wrestling card Friday night at the Lane County Fairgrounds. Continue reading


Savage, Dr. X Paired For Miner’s Glove

Eugene Register-Guard – July 28, 1977

Dutch Savage will face Dr. X in a coal miner’s glove match in the featured event on the professional wrestling card starting at 8:30 p.m.  Friday at the Lane County Fairgrounds. Continue reading

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

Buddy Rose Going Strong

Beaver County Times – July 25, 2002
By Anthony Conchel

"Playboy" Buddy Rose applies a rear chinlock on an opponent in a match recently in Marion, Ohio.

“Playboy” Buddy Rose applies a rear chinlock on an opponent in a match recently in Marion, Ohio.

Playboy Buddy Rose has changed as much as the face of wrestling has over the past couple of decades.

No longer a portly fellow working with Pretty Boy Doug Sommers in the old AWA, the much slimmer Rose lives in Parkersburg, W. Va., works a full-time job “turning wrenches” and helps a small promotion called Southern Championship Wrestling, based in Lancaster, Ohio. Continue reading

Race Keeps Title Against Savage

Eugene Register-Guard – May 28, 1977

Harley Race defeated Dutch Savage in two of three falls Friday night to retain his world heavyweight title in the weekly pro wrestling matches at the Lane County Fairgrounds Friday night.

In the semifinal, Lonnie Mayne and Les Thornton stopped Jesse Ventura and Buddy Rose.  In the special event, Sam Bass defeated Dr. X, while in the opener Jay Youngblood whipped Gorilla Lollar.

Savage Wins Battle With Seven Wrestlers

Eugene Register-Guard – October 6, 1979

Dutch Savage came out on top in an eight-man battle royal in one $1,000 main event on the pro wrestling card Friday night at the Lane County Fairgrounds.

In the preliminaries, Savage defeated Rip Rogers in one fall.  Crazy Butch Miller beat King Kong Parsons in another one-fall prelim, and Playboy Buddy Rose was disqualified, handing a victory to John Mantell.  Luke Williams bettered Steve Pardee in one fall in the opener.

Savage Triumphs

Eugene Register-Guard – June 30, 1979

Dutch Savage defeated Rip Rogers in the main event on the pro wrestling card at the Lane County Fairgrounds after Rogers replaced Buddy Rose, who was unable to make flight connections from Hawaii in time to arrive for his scheduled match with Savage.  In preliminary bouts, Lord Jonathan Boyd defeated Kurt Von Steiger and Adrian Adonis bested Dale Lewis.

Savage Victor

Eugene Register-Guard – October 16, 1976

Dutch Savage defeated Bull Ramos in the “Glove Strap Match” which highlighted the weekly pro wrestling card at the Lane County Fairgrounds Friday.  In the semifinal, Jimmy Snuka and Jay Youngblood drew with Jesse Ventura and Buddy Rose in a tag team battle, while Tami Samoa stopped The Alaskan and Seargant LeBeau beat Tony Russo in openers.

Savage, Anson To Vie In ‘Coal Miners’ Match

Eugene Register-Guard – December 29, 1977

Dutch Savage will meet John Anson in a special coal miners glove match Friday night to highlight the professional wrestling card at the Lane County Fairgrounds.

Both wrestlers will battle to see who can get a steel laced glove on top of a 12-foot pole, and whoever gets it can use it on his opponent.

In the main event, Jimmy Snuka will go against Northwest heavyweight champion Ed Wiskowski in a non-title bout, while Johnny Eagle tangles with Wildcat Young and newcomer Jerry Oates takes on Bob Kincaid in a pair of preliminary bouts.  Playboy Buddy Rose will meet Marc Hanna in the opener at 8 p.m.

Savage And Brooks Vie For ‘Coal Miner’s Glove’

Eugene Register-Guard – April 5, 1979

Dutch Savage and Bad News Brooks will meet in a “coal miner’s glove match” Friday night in the pro wrestling feature at the Lane County Fairgrounds.  The combatants will go after a steel-laced glove at the top of a 10-foot pole, and the one who gets it first can use it on his opponent.

In prelims, Adrian Adonis and Ron Starr will team against Buddy Rose and Ed Wiskowski, Roddy Piper will test Hector Guerrero and George Wells will take on Bob Kincaid.  Fans may call 345-9717 for reservations for the 8 p.m. card.