Tag Archives: One Man Gang

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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Ol’ Yellow Dog Rounds Up Ron Bass With The Help Of Cowpoke Dusty Rhodes

St. Petersburg Independent – January 11, 1984
By Gene Taylor

TAMPA – With the help of Dusty Rhodes, the Yellow Dog saddled up Ron Bass and rode him to the second fall in a Lights Out Texas Death Match at the Sun Dome last night.  Black Bart arrived to save Bass from further indignity. Continue reading

Pro Wrestling Takes Bite Out Of ABC

Ocala Star-Banner – January 17, 1999
By Richard Burton

For those of you who need more proof of how well pro wrestling has caught on, just look at the bite it took into Monday Night Football’s viewership this past year.

Thanks to the 9.2 million viewers who watched Nitro and Raw on Monday nights during the fourth quarter of 1998, Monday Night Football had to endure the lowest ratings in its 29-year history. Continue reading

It Was No Snap For Billy Jack, But He Did Dim Nagasaki’s Lights

St. Petersburg Independent – March 21, 1984
By Gene Taylor

TAMPA – Billy Jack was as good as his word.  He had announced publicly he was going to do a number on Kendo Nagasaki in their Lights Out Steel Cage match at the Sun Dome last night.  He succeeded, but it wasn’t easy.

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Wrestling Event Slated At CFCC

Ocala Star-Banner – April 11, 1984

Championship Wrestling from Florida will return to the Central Florida Community College gymnasium at 8 p.m. Saturday. 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.

Rick Flair’s Dirty Tricks Nearly Cost Him His Title

Evening Independent – April 11, 1984
By Gene Taylor

TAMPA – Rick Flair’s penchant for dirty tricks nearly lost him his National Wrestling Association (NWA) Heavyweight title last night at the Sun Dome against Billy Jack.  But as far as the fans were concerned, he was soundly trounced. Continue reading

Pro Wrestling

Sarasota Herald-Tribune – March 12, 1984

Jim Duggan won the first blood match in a pro wrestling program at Robarts Sports Arena Sunday. 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