Tag Archives: Dick Slater

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

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Wrestling Benefit For Little League

The Cedartown Standard – May 12, 1988

Professional wrestling comes to Cedartown Saturday night.

Held as a benefit for the Cedartown Little League program, local residents can see such wrestling stars as Mr. Wrestling II, Tommy “Wildfire” Rich, and Ravishing Randy Rose. Continue reading

Baker’s Souffle Attempt Flops

St. Petersburg Independent – March 29, 1978
Gene Taylor

TAMPA – The team of Killer Karl Kox and 311-pound Ox Baker came close, but they couldn’t keep the dynamic duo of Dusty Rhodes and Rocky Johnson down for the three-count last night. Continue reading

Rhodes Dusts Off Stomper

The Miami News – January 1, 1975

Dusty Rhodes defeated the Mongolian Stomper in the feature wrestling match at the Miami Beach Auditorium last night.  Joe LeDuc won by disqualification over Cowboy Bill Watts for the Florida Heavyweight Championship.

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Dick Slater Whips Roop

The Palm Beach Post – March 11, 1975

Dick Slater won by disqualification over Bob Roop in professional wrestling at the West Palm Beach Auditorium, but Slater did not win Roop’s Florida Heavyweight title.

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A Strong Arm Beats A Funk

The Miami News – November 7, 1974

Bob Armstrong retained his North American heavyweight wrestling championship last night, winning by disqualification over Dory Funk Jr., before 3,677 fans at Miami Beach Auditorium.

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Tuesday’s Matches

St. Petersburg Times – April 22, 1975

Jack Brisco and Dick Slater vs. Bob Roop and the Mongolian Stomper, Harley Race vs. Dick Murdock, Bob Armstrong vs. Roger Kirby, El Gaucho and Mr. Hayashi vs. Tiger Conway Jr and Mike Graham, Danny Little Bear vs. Doug Somers, Rick Martell vs. Greg Peterson, Bob Backlund vs. Cliff Markoff.

Mat Card Set

Rome News-Tribune – December 8, 1975

Professional wrestling, after a week’s absence, will resume Thursday night at Rome’s Memorial gymnasium with a card that includes four different matches.  Action begins at 8:30 p.m. Continue reading

Mat Fans

The Evening Independent – March 28, 1975
Jon Wilson

Alike Only In That They Dig The Wrestling

Two women stood outside Tampa’s Sportatorium, the operations base of area professional wrestling, and spoke of a match one week old.  In that one, a favorite had fallen on evil times.  He was victimized by dirty tactics, the women said. Continue reading