Tag Archives: Chavo Guerrero

This May Be The Nadir, But…

Village Voice – May 17, 1976
By R. Meltzer

Just another usual Wednesday night on LA’s KMEX Channel 34, an interminable half hour to an hour or so of Spanish-lingo wrestling coverage from the Olympic – punctuated by an occasional Anglo-decipherable expression like “Wow!” or “Bakersfield Stadium” – before finally we get to the meat of the broadcast, King’s English interview time with Judo Gene LeBell, brother of Olympic lucha libre (Sp. For “free fight”) promoter Mike LeBell and son of Aileen Eaton, the most successful female entrepeneur in the history of boxing. Tonight smiling carrot-topped Gene has something IMPORTANT to announce: Ernie Ladd has over the weekend won the AMERICAS’ TITLE, Southern Cal’s version of the champeenship shebang. Ernie, the only major matman of Afro genes who’s ever been allowed to perform as a bonafide non-chickenshit villain (as well as the only decent footballer since Bronko Nagurski to become an equally decent wrestler), walks in from stage right with his gaudily bejeweled crown and Americas’ belt a-glistening. Perfunctory congrats from Gene followed by a GREAT calculated who’s-your-first-defense-gonna-be-against? Sequence involving a good 10-15 names: “How about Andre the Giant?” “No, Andre is NOT a worthy contender.” “Okay, how about John Tolos?” “No, HE is not worthy, either.” “Pork Chop (a “real” name: wife’s moniker is Lamb Chop!)?” “You gotta be KIDDING.” Etc., etc., on down the list until ultimately the non-awesome Chavo Guerrero is suggested almost rhetorically. “Yes, I will fight Chavo Guerrero, he is worthy, I will in fact fight him right now for all in TV-land to see.” O-right! Continue reading

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Ocala Star-Banner – July 2, 1987

In addition to the “Great American Bash” stops (including Daytona Beach on Sunday) by the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), the WWF returns to Florida with a July 11 show at Tampa’s Sun Dome.  Former Olympic weightlifter Ken Patera will top the card against Hercules Hernandez.  Other familiar names on the card are George “The Animal” Steele; Rick Rude; The Dingo Warrior; and Chavo Guerrero.

It Was No Snap For Billy Jack, But He Did Dim Nagasaki’s Lights

St. Petersburg Independent – March 21, 1984
By Gene Taylor

TAMPA – Billy Jack was as good as his word.  He had announced publicly he was going to do a number on Kendo Nagasaki in their Lights Out Steel Cage match at the Sun Dome last night.  He succeeded, but it wasn’t easy.

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Rhodes, Street Win Main Event

The Ledger – April 22, 1984

LAKELAND – Dusty Rhodes and the Exotic Adrian Street teamed together to down Kevin Sullivan and Mad Dog “Buzz” Sawyer in the main event of the Championship Wrestling held here at the Civic Center. Continue reading

Rick Flair’s Dirty Tricks Nearly Cost Him His Title

Evening Independent – April 11, 1984
By Gene Taylor

TAMPA – Rick Flair’s penchant for dirty tricks nearly lost him his National Wrestling Association (NWA) Heavyweight title last night at the Sun Dome against Billy Jack.  But as far as the fans were concerned, he was soundly trounced. Continue reading

Pro Wrestling

Sarasota Herald-Tribune – March 12, 1984

Jim Duggan won the first blood match in a pro wrestling program at Robarts Sports Arena Sunday. Continue reading

Dusty Rhodes To Wrestle In Lakeland

The Ledger – April 18, 1984

LAKELAND – Dusty Rhodes and The Exotic Adrian Street will take on Kevin Sullivan and Mad Dog “Buzz” Sawyer in an Odd Couple match in the main event of professional wrestling at the Lakeland Civic Center Friday night. Continue reading