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Ask Not For Whom The Bell Tolls…

Sunday Star-News – June 16, 1985
By Ben Steelman

A gleeful Cowboy Ron Bass puts pressure on Avalanche Buzz Tyler...

A gleeful Cowboy Ron Bass puts pressure on Avalanche Buzz Tyler…

...Tyler, thrown from the ring, works himself into a frenzy...

…Tyler, thrown from the ring, works himself into a frenzy…

...and exacts his revenge on Bass with a mighty elbow launched from the top of the ring ropes.

…and exacts his revenge on Bass with a mighty elbow launched from the top of the ring ropes.

It was a Friday night, and I went to Legion Stadium to see the wrestling and write about courage and about fights cleanly done, the way Papa Hemingway wrote about bull-fighting.

Perhaps it was not the best night to go.  Already Ivan Koloff, the growling Russian, had been scratched from the card. Continue reading

Pro Wrestling Has The Ring Of Truth – Or Just Of Fun

Sunday Star-News – June 16, 1985
By Ray Belew

It takes all kinds to make a professional wrestling crowd.

The recent bout at Legion Stadium had them all – teeny-boppers, bikers, farmers, rock ‘n’ rollers, blacks, whites, grandmothers, grandfathers… you name it.  And then some. Continue reading