Tag Archives: Reggie Parks

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

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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

Blassie Takes Wrestling Title Before 13,200

Los Angeles Times – June 13, 1961
By John De La Vega

Blond Freddie Blassie won the world’s wrestling title (honest!) at the Sports Arena Monday night by putting France’s Edouard Carpentier out of commission, and the howling mob of 13,200 wanted to crown him personally. Continue reading

Sellout Expected For Wrestling Bout

Los Angeles Times – June 12, 1961
By John De La Vega

This is it, he-man fans and little old ladies. For the world’s rassling champeenship, Edouard Carpentier of France against Freddie Blassie, the Georgia peach. Continue reading

Mat Title Match May Set Record

Los Angeles Times – June 11, 1961

A gate record for an indoor wrestling show is a cinch to be set Monday night at the Sports Arena when France’s Edouard Carpentier defends his world heavyweight mat crown against Freddie Blassie. Continue reading

Tampa Grapple Card Monday

St. Petersburg Times – January 27, 1963

Tampa – Wrestling will switch to Monday night at the Fort Homer Hesterly Armory tomorrow night for two weeks and promoter Cowboy Luttrall has capped his four-event program with a six-man Australian tag team match with Wild Red Berry and Saul Weingeroff in action.

Berry and the Kangaroos, Roy Heffernan and Al Costello, will meet Weingeroff and Kurt and Karl Von Brauner under Texas death match rules on a winners-take-all basis.  Regular falls will give wrestlers rest periods of one minute but will not count toward the decision.  Action will continue until a team concedes or wrestlers are unable to answer the bell.

Other events arranged by promoter Luttrall are Reggie Parks vs. Hiro Matsuda, Don Curtis vs. Billy Parks, and Harry Smith vs. Dale Lewis.