Tag Archives: Jim Garvin

Rhodes, Kox Win Feature

Palm Beach Post – February 6, 1979

Dusty Rhodes and Killer Karl Kox won the feature wrestling match last night by defeating Mr. Uganda and Jos le duc.  In a Florida title match, Jim Garvin retained his crown with a win over Sonny King. Continue reading

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Dusty Doesn’t Disappoint This Time

St. Petersburg Independent – April 21, 1980
By Gene Taylor

Almost no one in the crowd of about 7,000 fans at the Bayfront Arena Saturday night was disappointed when Dusty Rhodes’ arm was raised in victory over Harley Race for the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) World Heavyweight championship.

Some of his fans have found it hard to forgive Dusty for losing the heavyweight title to Race, only a week after winning it from him less than a year ago in the same arena.

Maybe now they feel better. Continue reading

Dusty Rhodes To Visit CFCC Gym

Ocala Star-Banner – December 7, 1982

The Central Florida Community College Patriots will host a Championship Wrestling from Florida card on Dec. 17 at the Patriot gym.

The first match is slated for 8 p.m. Continue reading

Dusty Objected Royally To King

St. Petersburg Independent – March 14, 1979
By Gene Taylor

TAMPA – Grudges die hard in professional wrestling, and sometimes the matches arranged to settle them don’t.  That was probably the case last night at Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, as an overflow crowd watched Dusty Rhodes and Sonny King attempt to pound out a solution to their differences. Continue reading

Dusty Took The Low Rhodes To Defeat

St. Petersburg Independent – June 6, 1979
By Gene Taylor, Wrestling Correspondent

TAMPA – Dusty Rhodes proved last night at Fort Homer Hesterly Armory that two wrongs don’t make a right.  The two wrongs were done by him – on two referees.  And it cost him and his tag teammates their match. Continue reading

Garvin Got It Back

St. Petersburg Independent – May 2, 1979
Gene Taylor

TAMPA – For a moment Tuesday night at Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Jim Garvin saw his Florida Heavyweight title slip into the clutches of Bugsy McGraw while the referee was looking the other way. Continue reading

Rhodes, Destroyer Do Battle Tonight

The Ledger – January 29, 1980

TAMPA – Dusty Rhodes meets the Super Destroyer in professional wrestling tonight at the Fort Homer Hesterly Armory.  The card begins at 8 p.m. Continue reading

Rogers Throws M’Cormick

The Salt Lake Herald – March 7, 1909

Chicago, March 6. – In the wrestling program at the Chicago Athletic club to-night Joe Rogers threw Jack McCormick twice in thirty minutes.  Kid Cutler won twice against the Mysterious Conductor.  Jim Garvin of New York threw Pardello once and Pardello won the second time.  Charles Postle won over John Abrahams.

McGuire Twins Return; Meet Garvin Trio

Florence Times — Tri-Cities Daily – August 29, 1973

Billy and Bennie McGuire, the world’s largest twin wrestlers at 1,350 pounds combined weight, will return to Florence Thursday night to wrestle at the National Guard Armory. Continue reading