Tag Archives: Nikolai Volkoff

Race, Brisco Battle For Title

The Houston Post – July 15 1973

Harley Race, heavyweight champion of the pro-wrestling world, meets the nation’s No.1 challenger when he faces Oklahoma’s Jack Brisco in the final event of a power packed bill at the Sam Houston Coliseum Friday night.

Harley Race 7-15-73

HARLEY RACE

Brisco, ready to unleash all the frustration of six months of waiting for a promised crack at the title, is primed for an all-out effort. In his climb toward Friday’s important tilt he has beaten Johnny Valentine, Wahoo McDaniel, Fritz Yon Erich, The Missouri Mauler and turned in a sensational one hour draw with ex- champion Dory Funk. Continue reading

Dusty Doesn’t Disappoint This Time

St. Petersburg Independent – April 21, 1980
By Gene Taylor

Almost no one in the crowd of about 7,000 fans at the Bayfront Arena Saturday night was disappointed when Dusty Rhodes’ arm was raised in victory over Harley Race for the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) World Heavyweight championship.

Some of his fans have found it hard to forgive Dusty for losing the heavyweight title to Race, only a week after winning it from him less than a year ago in the same arena.

Maybe now they feel better. 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

Starr, Gypsy Joe Wrestle Jan. 10

The Milwaukee Journal – December 28, 1958

Ricki Starr, a wrestler who prefers ballet slippers to sneakers, will meet Gypsy Joe in the feature match at the Auditorium Saturday night, Jan. 10.  In other matches Don and Jackie Fargo will meet Boris and Nicoli Volkoff in a tag team scuffle, Kurt Steinke will face Hans Schmidt and Gino Angelo will take on Carl Engstrom.

Gypsy Joe, Starr Duel

Milwaukee Sentinel – January 10, 1959

Ricki Starr, that dancing hit-and-run master, tries his befuddling routine against that well-known traveler, Gypsy Joe, in Saturday night’s main wrestling offering at the Auditorium. Continue reading

Rhodes, Destroyer Do Battle Tonight

The Ledger – January 29, 1980

TAMPA – Dusty Rhodes meets the Super Destroyer in professional wrestling tonight at the Fort Homer Hesterly Armory.  The card begins at 8 p.m. Continue reading

Bruiser Hurls Chair At Eric; Halt Mat Bout

Chicago Tribune – October 18, 1958

Boris and Nicoli Volkoff held Verne Gagne and Edouard Carpentier to a draw in the featured tag match in the wrestling show Friday night in the Amphitheater in the stock yards. But it was a mere warmup for what followed. Continue reading

Wrestlers Stir Q-C Mob Into Lather

Quad-City Times – December 12, 1984
By Craig Cooper

Give us your tired, your wretched, your poor, your weak-minded, your infirm, your zombies yearning to see blood spilled. Charge them $6, $8 and $10 per seat, and you’ve got a pro wrestling crowd. Continue reading

Grapplers Mix With Fans, Riot Ends Pro Card

Moline Daily Dispatch – December 19, 1960

The Quad-Cities’ first wrestling show in two years ended in a riot Saturday night.

With all four wrestlers from the feature tag-team match going at it with the customers in the aisles at Wharton Field House, the Illinois State Athletic Commission disqualified everybody in sight and declared the match no contest. Continue reading