Tag Archives: Jesse Ventura

No Holds Barred

TV Guide – December 5-11, 1998
By Bruce Newman

No Holds Barred article title

Pro Wrestling’s Outrageous Superstars Are Pinning Down The Sport’s Biggest Audiences And Ratings Ever!  Here’s Why.

Before you see him on-screen, you hear him coming with the thunderously amplified sound of glass shattering into a thousand jagged pieces.  It’s as if Stone Cold Steve Austin had just kicked in the front of your television set.  And in a way he has.  Striding into the ring for Raw Is War (USA Network, Mondays, 9 P.M./ET), the feared dreadnought of the World Wrestling Federation glowers at the red light on the top of the television camera.  But rather than rushing to drop his opponent into that orthopedic hell known as the Stone Cold Stunner, he responds to the crowd’s plea to once again preach the gospel according to him, Austin 3:16.  “I just whupped your ass!” he bellows and triumphantly raises his huge biceps into the air.  Like Hollywood Hulk Hogan, who at this moment is doing virtually the same routine on TNT’s WCW Monday Nitro (Mondays, 8 P.M./ET), Austin’s greatest strength as a wrestler is his mouth.  “I don’t read from a script out there,” Austin says.  “Everything from me is ad-lib.  You turn a camera on, put that little red light on me, I’m gonna go.”  So turn a little red light on TV’s hottest form of entertainment, because as Austin himself might say: Hell, yeah!  Professional wrestling is ready for its close-up. Continue reading

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Savage, Dr. X Paired For Miner’s Glove

Eugene Register-Guard – July 28, 1977

Dutch Savage will face Dr. X in a coal miner’s glove match in the featured event on the professional wrestling card starting at 8:30 p.m.  Friday at the Lane County Fairgrounds. Continue reading

Savage Captures Pro Mat ‘Fight’

Eugene Register-Guard – August 7, 1976

Dutch Savage kayoed Jesse Ventura in the fifth round as the professional wrestlers turned boxers Friday night at Willamette High. Continue reading

Ramos, Savage Meet In Mat Headliner

Eugene Register-Guard – January 22, 1976

Bull Ramos and Dutch Savage will clash in a Texas Death Match Friday night in the pro wrestling feature at Lane County Fairgrounds. Continue reading

Bad News Brooks Dumps Dutch Savage

Eugene Register-Guard – February 10, 1979

Bad News Brooks tuned up for his match next week with Jesse Ventura by dumping Dutch Savage two out of three falls in pro wrestling action Friday night at the Lane County Fairgrounds. Continue reading

The Squared Circle

Beaver County Times – July 25, 2002

TOP 10

KURT ANGLE

KURT ANGLE

1. The Undertaker
2. Rob Van Dam
3. Brock Lesnar
4. Kurt Angle
5. Jamie Noble
6. Eddie Guerrero
7. Test
8. Booker T
9. Ken Shamrock, NWA-TNA
10. Jeff Hardy

ERIC BISCHOFF

ERIC BISCHOFF

Look for: Eric Bischoff to recruit many “Smackdown!” superstars and feud with some of his old WCW wrestlers. Continue reading

Iowa Cameo On ‘Biography’

Cedar Rapids Gazette – January 11, 1999
By Gus Schrader

Maybe you missed what we newspaper types call “local angles” to significant stories in 1998.

Let’s start with Jesse Ventura, the new governor of our wonderful sister state Minnesota. I hope you were able to watch “Biography” on the A&E channel Dec. 30 when Ventura’s interesting life story was presented in hourlong fashion. Continue reading

Wrestling Rumbles With Worldly Wisdom

The Daily Cavalier – April 2, 1999
By Rawley Vaughan

I’d like to say some words in defense of professional wrestling. Continue reading

Ventura Beats Savage In Pro Wrestling

Eugene Register-Guard – August 14, 1976

Jesse Ventura defeated Dutch Savage in fourth round of a mixed boxer-wrestler main event to highlight the weekly pro wrestling card at Willamette High School 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.