Tag Archives: Les Thornton

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

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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

A Forgettable Night In Tampa

St. Petersburg Independent – August 4, 1980
By Gene Taylor

TAMPA – With apologies to A. Lincoln: The world will little note, nor remember, the Last Tangle in Tampa Sunday night at Tampa Stadium.  But for 17,834 screaming fans, the thrill of seeing Dusty Rhodes almost winning the World Heavyweight Championship from Harley Race is not something they will soon forget. Continue reading

Dusty Rhodes Beats The Sheik In Wrestling Feature

The Miami News – October 16, 1980

Dusty Rhodes defeated The Sheik in last night’s pro wrestling feature match at the Miami Beach Convention Center before 4,877 spectators. Continue reading

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

Wrestling

The Palm Beach Post – February 14, 1984

Professional

At WPB Auditorium Yesterday’s Results

1. Kendo Nagasaki pinned Dennis Brown, 4:56, 2. Mike Davis won by disqualification over One Man Gang, 3:28, 3. Les Thornton pinned Hector Guerrero, 12:38, 4. Six-man tag team match, Chief Jo Light Foot, Billy Jack, Barry Windham won by pinfall over Cowboy Ron Bass, Black Bart and Hacksaw Duggan, 5. Dusty Rhodes pinned Kharma, 4:50, 6. World Heavyweight title match, Rich Flair and Mike Rotundo fought to a 60-minute draw.

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.