Tag Archives: Sam Bass

The Giant’s Team Beats Up Taylor’s

Eugene Register-Guard – April 30, 1977

Kris Taylor Sam Bass Jesse Ventura 4-30-77

Andre the Giant was here… leaving in his wake an astounded Kris Taylor outside the ropes, a pained Sam Bass on the ropes and a flattened Jesse Ventura on the mat
Staff photos by Brian Lanker

Crowd 4-30-77

Part of a record crowd at the matches crowds up to the ring for a closer look, or a chance to add their two cents to the proceedings

A record crowd of some 1,500 turned out at the Lane County Fairgrounds to watch big Killer Kris Taylor take on Andre the Giant in the feature match of the weekly pro wrestling card Friday night. Continue reading

Savage, Dr. X Paired For Miner’s Glove

Eugene Register-Guard – July 28, 1977

Dutch Savage will face Dr. X in a coal miner’s glove match in the featured event on the professional wrestling card starting at 8:30 p.m.  Friday at the Lane County Fairgrounds. Continue reading

‘Heavy’ Twins To Wrestle In Local Contest

Florence Times – Twin-Cities Daily – November 9, 1972

Len Rossi returns to wrestle ex-football player George Hultz as the main event for tonight’s wrestling at the Florence-Lauderdale Coliseum. Continue reading

Infernos Take Main Event; McGuires Win

Florence Times – Tri-Cities Daily – March 1, 1974

After a wild free-for-all, the Infernos with their manager J. C. Dykes won the main event Thursday night at pro wrestling at the Florence National Guard Armory. Continue reading

Rossi Subdues Hultz; McGuire Twins Win

Florence Times — Tri-Cities Daily – November 10, 1972

Len Rossi defeated George Hultz, the McGuire twins won over the Blitzer and Jimmy Kent, and Frankie Lane downed the Blitzer in wrestling action Thursday night at the Florence-Lauderdale Coliseum. Continue reading

McGuire Twins Return To Meet Japanese Team

Florence Times — Tri-Cities Daily – April 25, 1974

Billy and Benny McGuire, the world’s largest wrestling twins weighing a total of 1,350 pounds, will return to Florence tonight as part of the pro wrestling card at the National Guard Armory. Continue reading

McGuire Twins Win Main Event

Florence Times — Tri-Cities Daily – April 26, 1974

The McGuire Twins, Billy and Benny, took the main event of pro wrestling in two straight falls Thursday night, defeating Tojo Yamamoto and his partner, Mr. Kamakazi. Continue reading

Race Keeps Title Against Savage

Eugene Register-Guard – May 28, 1977

Harley Race defeated Dutch Savage in two of three falls Friday night to retain his world heavyweight title in the weekly pro wrestling matches at the Lane County Fairgrounds Friday night.

In the semifinal, Lonnie Mayne and Les Thornton stopped Jesse Ventura and Buddy Rose.  In the special event, Sam Bass defeated Dr. X, while in the opener Jay Youngblood whipped Gorilla Lollar.