Tag Archives: Gary Hart

Race, Brisco Battle For Title

The Houston Post – July 15 1973

Harley Race, heavyweight champion of the pro-wrestling world, meets the nation’s No.1 challenger when he faces Oklahoma’s Jack Brisco in the final event of a power packed bill at the Sam Houston Coliseum Friday night.

Harley Race 7-15-73

HARLEY RACE

Brisco, ready to unleash all the frustration of six months of waiting for a promised crack at the title, is primed for an all-out effort. In his climb toward Friday’s important tilt he has beaten Johnny Valentine, Wahoo McDaniel, Fritz Yon Erich, The Missouri Mauler and turned in a sensational one hour draw with ex- champion Dory Funk. Continue reading

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

Pro Wrestler Killed, Three More Injured in Plane Crash

Workers recover wreckage of Cessna 182 that crashed into Tampa Bay

Workers recover wreckage of Cessna 182 that crashed into Tampa Bay

St. Petersburg Times – February 21, 1975
By Bill Cryer

The body of professional wrestler Bobby Shane, 29 was recovered from the wreckage of a small airplane that crashed early Thursday morning in Tampa Bay.

Wrestling commentator Gordon Solie said Shane’s foot was pinned in the wreckage. Three other wrestlers, including Buddy Colt, holder of the Title North American Champion, were able to swim to shore after the pre-dawn crash. Continue reading

No Holds Barred

D Magazine – March, 1981
By Mike Shropshire

You wake up a couple of hours before dawn, feeling drained and strung out from the savage dream which seemed as if it wouldn’t end. Continue reading