Tag Archives: Bugsy McGraw

Valient Team Wins

Spartanburg Herald-Journal – July 17, 1983

Jimmy Valient, Bob Orton Jr and Johnny Weaver defeated The Great Kabuki, The Magic Dragon and Gary Hart in a 6-man tag team wrestling match at Memorial Auditorium Saturday night. 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

Dusty Objected Royally To King

St. Petersburg Independent – March 14, 1979
By Gene Taylor

TAMPA – Grudges die hard in professional wrestling, and sometimes the matches arranged to settle them don’t.  That was probably the case last night at Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, as an overflow crowd watched Dusty Rhodes and Sonny King attempt to pound out a solution to their differences. Continue reading

A Forgettable Night In Tampa

St. Petersburg Independent – August 4, 1980
By Gene Taylor

TAMPA – With apologies to A. Lincoln: The world will little note, nor remember, the Last Tangle in Tampa Sunday night at Tampa Stadium.  But for 17,834 screaming fans, the thrill of seeing Dusty Rhodes almost winning the World Heavyweight Championship from Harley Race is not something they will soon forget. Continue reading

Dusty Rhodes Beats The Sheik In Wrestling Feature

The Miami News – October 16, 1980

Dusty Rhodes defeated The Sheik in last night’s pro wrestling feature match at the Miami Beach Convention Center before 4,877 spectators. Continue reading

Pro Wrestling Invades Wildwood Gym Tonight

Orlando Sentinel – June 6, 1985
By Creig Ewing

Wildwood High School will play host to a National Wrestling Alliance professional wrestling card tonight at 8 in the school gym. The featured match is between Chief Wahoo McDaniel and Bruiser Brody. Also on the card are Hector Guerrero vs. Wild Bill Irwin and a tag-team match pitting Jesse Barr and Rick Rude against Bugsy McGraw and Tiger Conway Jr. Tickets are $7 for ringside seats and $5 for general admission. They are available at the school office and the door. Proceeds will benefit the school basketball program.

Osceola Will Hold Pro Wrestling Show To Help Raise Funds

Orlando Sentinel – August 27, 1985
By Frank Carroll

KISSIMMEE — Osceola High School will give professional wrestling a try in the hope of raising money for its basketball program.

The International Wrestling Alliance brings a six-match card to the OHS gymnasium on Thacker Avenue Wednesday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $7 ringside, $5 general admission and $2 children. They are available at the school or at Don Olson Firestone on Vine Street. The Kowboys net $1 for every advance ticket sold. Continue reading

Wrestling Returns To Fronton

Ocala Star-Banner – October 12, 1985

I.W.A. Pro Wrestling returns to Ocala Thursday night at the Jai Alai Fronton with Bugsy McGraw and Tiger Conway Jr. teaming up in the main event against “Pretty Boy” Doug Somers and “Ravishing” Randy Rose. 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

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