Tag Archives: Gordon Solie

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

Like ‘Em Or Not, Wrestlers Can’t Escape The Groupies

The Miami News – March 19, 1977
By Bill Brubaker

Pro wrestler Steve Keirn with a police escort

Wrestler Steve Keirn needs a police escort to keep the groupies away

A top-name professional wrestler who is married and living in Tampa recently told me: “Don’t put anything in the Miami paper about me being married.  I can get in a lot of heat down there.  I have women in Miami.” Continue reading