Los Angeles Times – April 24, 1957
Sky Hi Lee and Shag Thomas, the two-man riot squad, put their International TV tag-team title on the line tonight at the Olympic against the new combo of Bobo Brazil and Sandor Szabo. The match goes on at 7:30 p.m. and won’t be televised.
Sky Hi and Shag form a rugged duo. Lee towers 6 feet 9 inches and weighs 290 pounds. He’s an ex-pugilist. Shag, a former All-American from Ohio State, is constructed like a fire hydrant and weighs a mere 240. Continue reading
Posted in 1957
Tagged Billy Varga, Bobo Brazil, Carlos Moreno, Dr. Lee Grable, Gene LeBell, Great Togo, Joe Blanchard, Leo Garibaldi, Nick Bockwinkel, Pat Fraley, Paul Baillargeon, Sandor Szabo, Shag Thomas, Sky Hi Lee, Tommy Martindale, Vic Christy
Rome News-Tribune – April 19, 1978
Things are apt to get a little “Dusty” Thursday night at Rome’s Memorial gymnasium, much to the delight of professional wrestling fans in the area.
Dusty Rhodes is returning to Rome that night to headline a four-match card that begins at 8:30 p.m. The weekly programs are sponsored jointly by the Rome-Floyd Recreation Authority and Georgia Championship Wrestling, Inc. Continue reading
Posted in 1978
Tagged Adrian Adonis, Dusty Rhodes, Georgia Championship Wrestling, Helmut Schmidt, Mighty Invader, Mr. Wrestling II, Nick Bockwinkel, Pez Whatley, Pierre LeFebvre, Stan Hanson, Wolfgang Schmidt
Honolulu Star-Bulletin – February 24, 1966
Nick Bockwinkel and Johnny Barend wrestled to a draw in a professional wrestling match last night at the Civic Auditorium.
Bockwinkel took the first fall with an abdominal stretch and Barend the second with an atomic drop. Time ran out before either matman could gain the decider. Continue reading
Honolulu Star-Bulletin – February 17, 1966
Former world’s heavyweight wrestling champion Lou Thesz won by a disqualification over Dick the Bruiser Afflis last night in one of the feature matches at the Honolulu International Center Arena. Continue reading
Posted in 1966
Tagged Bill Watts, Dean Higuchi, Dick the Bruiser, Golden Terror, Johnny Barend, Lou Thesz, Neff Maiava, Nick Bockwinkel, Nick Kozak, Pat Patterson, Ray Stevens, Rene Goulet, Ripper Collins, Tosh Togo
Honolulu Star-Bulletin – February 10, 1966
Ripper Collins and Tosh (Oddjob) Togo grappled to a standoff against Neff Maiava and Gil Ane in a tag team wrestling match at Civic Auditorium last night.
Collins scored the first fall, pinning Ane with an atomic drop. Then Maiava subdued Collins with head butts to even the score. Time ran out before the third fall could be marked up and the match ended in a draw. Continue reading
Honolulu Star-Bulletin – February 3, 1966
Ripper Collins and his valet, Beauregarde, were disqualified, as usual, at the Civic Auditorium last night and thereby lost their tag team match with Lord Blears and Nick Bockwinkel. Continue reading
Posted in 1966
Tagged Beauregarde, Dean Higuchi, Golden Terror, Harold Sakata, Johnny Barend, Lord James Blears, Neff Maiava, Nick Bockwinkel, Nick Kozak, Ripper Collins, Tosh Togo
Honolulu Star-Bulletin – January 27, 1966
There was extra-curricular action in the wrestling ring last night at Civic Auditorium.
Nick Kozak was supposed to meet Ripper Collins in a feature match. But before things got under way, Johnny Barend sneaked into the ring and attack Kozak with a cane. Kozak was rendered hors de combat and Nick Bockwinkel had to substitute for him. He and Collins split two falls and no one could get a second pin before the time limit. Continue reading
Honolulu Star-Bulletin – January 20, 1966
Ripper Collins lifted Ron Reed’s Hawaiian heavyweight title last night by taking two out of three falls at the Honolulu International Center Arena.
Reed won the first fall with a reverse cradle, but Collins captured the second by applying the boots to his foe’s head and stomach. Reed then missed with a flying dropkick and Collins subdued him with an atomic drop. Continue reading
Posted in 1966
Tagged Alberto Torres, Bearcat Wright, Fuji Fujiwara, Gil Ane, Golden Terror, Joe Scarpa, Johnny Barend, Kenji Shibuya, Nick Bockwinkel, Nick Kozak, Pat Patterson, Ray Stevens, Ripper Collins, Ron Reed
Honolulu Star-Bulletin – January 13, 1966
Nick Kozak and Ripper Collins wrestled to a standoff in the main event of last night’s wrestling card at the Civic Auditorium.
After each man had won a fall, they fell out of the ring together and failed to make it back before the count of 20. Continue reading
Las Vegas View – March 3, 1999
By Kirk Kern
When “Buffalo” Jim Barrier staged the first graduation/exhibition for Buffalo Jim’s Wrestling School, more than 2,200 people showed up.
“At that point, I figured we’d better get an arena and put on a big show,” Barrier said.
Barrier chose the arena at The Orleans for the first Buffalo Wrestling Federation card, scheduled for March 20. Continue reading