Orlando Sentinel – July 15, 2001
By Ric Russo
ESPN Classic Professional Wrestling Features Footage From The Heydays Of The Rough-and-tumble Giants.
Are you a fan of “old-school” professional wrestling?
Do you yearn for the days when grapplers with monikers such as Killer Kowalski, Moose Cholak, Gorgeous George and Andre the Giant ruled the ring? Continue reading
Penthouse – October, 1988
By Irving Muchnick
MAY 11, 1987. Less than a month after his brother Mike killed himself because he felt he couldn’t live up to the family name, Kevin Von Erich was working the main event in Fort Worth when something rare happened: a moment of spontaneous, unmediated terror. As the television cameras rolled, teenage girls squealed, and spectators shouted for blood, Kevin and his opponent crisscrossed off the ropes. No doubt they were setting up the usual wild finish – perhaps a variation on the patented Von Erich Iron Claw, or a violent collision followed by an out-of-control brawl outside the ring, or maybe a miscarriage of justice with the ref taking an accidental bump and failing to see the heel clobber the baby face with a foreign object. Continue reading
Fort Hood Sentinel – December 4, 1986
The Texas Chapter of the Association of the United States Army will sponsor a world class wrestling presentation, to include Dingo, Lance Von Erich, Matt Borne and Buzz Sawyer. There will be a total of five meets 7 p.m. Dec. 4 at Abrams Physical Fitness Center. Tickets purchased at the gate will be $7.
Fort Hood Sentinel – March 5, 1987
World class wrestlers, including Dingo Warrior, Lance Von Erich, Steve Simpson and Scott Casey, will be featured 2 p.m. March 15 at the Copperas Cove High School Gym. Tickets are $8 and $10, ringside; $6 and $8, general admission; $4, children under 12 general admission. For information, call 547-5604.
Fort Hood Sentinel – December 11, 1986
By Sonya Hill and Jenna Westlein
Dingo the Warrior picks on Master Gee
In hair pulling, teeth grinding, head banging action, 12 world class wrestlers awed and entertained a large Fort Hood audience Dec. 4 at Abrams Physical Fitness Center. Continue reading
Posted in 1986
Tagged Black Bart, Brian Adias, Crucher Bigelow, Dingo Warrior, Lance Von Erich, Master Gee, Matt Borne, Mike Von Erich, Minnesota Grappler, Scott Casey, Steve Simpson, Tony Atlas, WCCW
Fort Hood Sentinel – September 11, 1986
By Dale A. Cheatham
Leduc inflicts excruciating pain on Adias
Body slams and flying drop kicks were the order of the day when the Central Texas Chapter of AUSA sponsored world class professional wrestling Sept. 2 at Prichard Stadium. Continue reading
Posted in 1986
Tagged Bart Batten, Brad Batten, Brian Adias, Chris Adams, Dingo Warrior, Joe LeDuc, Killer Brooks, Lance Von Erich, Matt Borne, Percy Pringle III, Perry Johnson, Raven, Rick Rude, Steve Simpson, Sunshine, WCCW
The Cherokeean – November 13, 1986
LANCE VON ERICH will be one of the several wrestling stars featured at a World Class Wrestling Match at Lon Morris Gym at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15. The event is sponsored by the Cherokee County Charities Association. Matches include Dingo Warrior versus Maniac Matt Borne; Von Erich versus Maddog Buzz Sawyer; Cowboy Scott Casey versus Black Bart; Chief Mark Youngblood versus Brian Adias; Perry Jackson versus Grappler No. 1. Tickets are available at Blankinship TV, Rusk Home Video and All That Video in Jacksonville. Ringside prices are $8 advance, $9 gate; chairs, $7 advance, $8 at the gate; general admission, $5 advance and $6 gate; children, $3 advance and $4 gate.
Posted in 1986
Tagged Black Bart, Brian Adias, Buzz Sawyer, Dingo Warrior, Grappler No. 1, Lance Von Erich, Mark Youngblood, Matt Borne, Perry Jackson, Scott Casey, WCCW
Fort Hood Sentinel – August 28, 1986
The Dingo Warrior strolls around the ring undaunted. The Central Texas Chapter of AUSA is sponsoring world class professional wrestling, 7 p.m. Sept. 2 at Prichard Stadium. Tickets are $6 in advance and $7 at the gate and can be purchased at Fiddlers Green Recreation Center. For information, call 634-2950.