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J. J. Dillon Comes In For A Crash-Landing

St. Petersburg Independent – September 28, 1983
By Gene Taylor

TAMPA – Blackjack Mulligan and Barry Windham went against Harley Race and Cowboy Ron Bass in the final match of the evening at Fort Hesterly Armory Tuesday night.  That was the scheduled lineup, but when Mike Rotondo was brought into the ring and introduced as the new Southern Heavyweight champion, he and James J. Dillon got into such a heated argument, the referee decided to put them in the match, too. Continue reading

Dusty Rhodes’ Karma Failed Him In This One

St. Petersburg Independent – January 25, 1984
By Gene Taylor

TAMPA – Dusty Rhodes will do about anything to get Kevin Sullivan in the ring with him, and last night at the Sun Dome he wrestled the mysterious Kharma for that opportunity.  The agreement was that if he beat Kharma, he would get 30 minutes with Sullivan.  He didn’t beat Kharma, but he did get about one minute with Sullivan. Continue reading