Tag Archives: Mark Fleming

Valient Team Wins

Spartanburg Herald-Journal – July 17, 1983

Jimmy Valient, Bob Orton Jr and Johnny Weaver defeated The Great Kabuki, The Magic Dragon and Gary Hart in a 6-man tag team wrestling match at Memorial Auditorium Saturday night. Continue reading

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Spotsylvania To Host Professional Wrestling

The Free Lance-Star – October 27, 1983

Ricky Steamboat and Jay Youngblood will join forces to battle the villainous Brisco brothers, Jack and Jerry, in the main attraction of a five-card program of Mid-Atlantic Championship Professional Wrestling which will be coming to Spotsylvania High School on Friday Nov. 4. Continue reading

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

Magnum T.A. Protects Crown at Stafford

The Free Lance-Star – April 12, 1985

In the featured event on Thursday’s professional wrestling card at Stafford High School, Magnum T.A. retained his U.S. Title by pinning challenger “Nature Boy” Buddy Landel.

A special grudge match between Arne Anderson and the Raging Bull was declared a draw when both wrestlers were counted out of the ring, while Jimmy Valiant pinned The Barbarian in a special challenge match.

In other matches, Superstar Billy Graham pinned Mark Fleming and RPMs battled to a draw with Sam Houston and Denny Brown.