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The Giant’s Team Beats Up Taylor’s

Eugene Register-Guard – April 30, 1977

Kris Taylor Sam Bass Jesse Ventura 4-30-77

Andre the Giant was here… leaving in his wake an astounded Kris Taylor outside the ropes, a pained Sam Bass on the ropes and a flattened Jesse Ventura on the mat
Staff photos by Brian Lanker

Crowd 4-30-77

Part of a record crowd at the matches crowds up to the ring for a closer look, or a chance to add their two cents to the proceedings

A record crowd of some 1,500 turned out at the Lane County Fairgrounds to watch big Killer Kris Taylor take on Andre the Giant in the feature match of the weekly pro wrestling card Friday night. Continue reading

Race Keeps Title Against Savage

Eugene Register-Guard – May 28, 1977

Harley Race defeated Dutch Savage in two of three falls Friday night to retain his world heavyweight title in the weekly pro wrestling matches at the Lane County Fairgrounds Friday night.

In the semifinal, Lonnie Mayne and Les Thornton stopped Jesse Ventura and Buddy Rose.  In the special event, Sam Bass defeated Dr. X, while in the opener Jay Youngblood whipped Gorilla Lollar.