Tag Archives: Jimmy Snuka

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

Steel City Wrestling Lives On In Far North Circuit

Beaver County Times – December 3, 2000
By Brian Knavish, Times correspondent

Last spring, Steel City Wrestling closed its doors forever.

Sort of.

Steel City Wrestling was regarded by many to be the best independent wrestling promotion in western Pennsylvania.

SCW has existed in various incarnations since the early 1990s, but it wasn’t until January of 1998 that it became a full-time, highly regarded wrestling promotion. Continue reading

Dutch Savage Wins Coal Miner Match

Eugene Register-Guard – December 31, 1977

Dutch Savage defeated Kangaroo Johnny Boyd in a special Coal Miner’s Glove match, while Jimmy Snuka won on a disqualification over Ed Wiskowki in a semifinal bout, to highlight a rugged wrestling card Friday night 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

Savage Meets Boyd

Eugene Register-Guard – May 1, 1975

Dutch Savage and Lord Jonathon Boyd will mix it up Friday night at Lane County Fairgrounds in the weekly pro wrestling headliner.  In the preliminaries, Bill Francis will meet the Masked Mauler, Jimmy Snuka will take on Bruiser Bob Remus and Benny Ramirez will face Norman Charles III.  Fans may reserve seats for the 8 p.m. card by calling 345-9717.

Savage, Collins Vie In Main Mat Bout

Eugene Register-Guard – April 12, 1974

Dutch Savage, offering to shave his beard off right after the match if he loses, goes against Ripper Collins in the feature bout of the pro wrestling card at the Lane County Fairgrounds Arena Friday night. Continue reading

Savage, Claw Vie At Marist

Eugene Register-Guard – July 19, 1973

Dutch Savage will defend his newly won Oregon heavyweight championship against The Claw in the main event on Friday night’s professional wrestling card at Marist High School. Continue reading

Ramos Keeps Title, Beating Savage

Eugene Register-Guard – June 28, 1975

Bull Ramos retained his Northwest heavyweight title Friday night, defeating Dutch Savage in a two-out-of-three-fall match in the main event on the professional wrestling card at the Lane County Fairgrounds. Continue reading

Savage Victor

Eugene Register-Guard – June 21, 1975

Dutch Savage defeated Bull Ramos in the main event of the weekly pro wrestling card at the Lane County Fairgrounds Friday night.  Jimmy Snuka stopped Bruiser Remus in the semi-final, while preliminaries saw Johnny Eagle stop Norman Charles III and Lord Jonathan Boyd whip Benny Ramirez.

Savage Gets Victory Over Lord Jonathon

Eugene Register-Guard – October 4, 1975

Dutch Savage stopped Lord Jonathon Boyd in two out of three falls to win the main event on the pro wrestling card at the Lane County Fairgrounds Friday night.

Susan Green won the women’s special attraction, beating Paula Kay via disqualification.  In other matches, Jimmy Snuka beat Norman Charles and Manny Cruz drew with Ricky Hunter.