Tag Archives: Ron Bass

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

Dusty Rhodes To Visit CFCC Gym

Ocala Star-Banner – December 7, 1982

The Central Florida Community College Patriots will host a Championship Wrestling from Florida card on Dec. 17 at the Patriot gym.

The first match is slated for 8 p.m. Continue reading

Ask Not For Whom The Bell Tolls…

Sunday Star-News – June 16, 1985
By Ben Steelman

A gleeful Cowboy Ron Bass puts pressure on Avalanche Buzz Tyler...

A gleeful Cowboy Ron Bass puts pressure on Avalanche Buzz Tyler…

...Tyler, thrown from the ring, works himself into a frenzy...

…Tyler, thrown from the ring, works himself into a frenzy…

...and exacts his revenge on Bass with a mighty elbow launched from the top of the ring ropes.

…and exacts his revenge on Bass with a mighty elbow launched from the top of the ring ropes.

It was a Friday night, and I went to Legion Stadium to see the wrestling and write about courage and about fights cleanly done, the way Papa Hemingway wrote about bull-fighting.

Perhaps it was not the best night to go.  Already Ivan Koloff, the growling Russian, had been scratched from the card. Continue reading

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

Battering With A Chair Led To Disqualification

St. Petersburg Independent – July 6, 1983
Gene Taylor

Cowboy Ron Bass apparently thought he could beef up his chances against Dusty Rhodes and Blackjack Mulligan Tuesday night if he rounded up Ox Baker for his partner in the Special Challenge wrestling match at packed Fort Hesterly Armory. 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.

Rhodes, Street Win Main Event

The Ledger – April 22, 1984

LAKELAND – Dusty Rhodes and the Exotic Adrian Street teamed together to down Kevin Sullivan and Mad Dog “Buzz” Sawyer in the main event of the Championship Wrestling held here at the Civic Center. 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 To Wrestle In Lakeland

The Ledger – April 18, 1984

LAKELAND – Dusty Rhodes and The Exotic Adrian Street will take on Kevin Sullivan and Mad Dog “Buzz” Sawyer in an Odd Couple match in the main event of professional wrestling at the Lakeland Civic Center Friday night. 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