On This Day: November 13, 1979 – Nature Boy Buddy Rogers and Jimmy Snuka vs Blackjack Mulligan and Mr Wrestling Tim Woods – Raleigh, North Carolina

Rogers and Studd vs Mulligan and Woods
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On This Day: Nature Boy Buddy Rogers and Jimmy Snuka (subbing for Big John Studd) faced Blackjack Mulligan and Mr Wrestling Tim  Woods at the Dorton Arena, Tuesday November 13, 1979.  NWA Mid-Atlantic Wrestling.  Mulligan and Woods would win when Rogers and Snuka were disqualified.

 

 

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On This Date: November 1, 1979 – Rogers, Studd, Snuka, Patera vs Flair, Mulligan, Steamboat and Mystery Partner – Norfolk, VA

The Rogers Army in 8 Man Tag Team Action
The Rogers Army in 8 Man Tag Team Action

On This Date: November 1, 1979 Nature Boy Buddy Rogers and the Rogers Army (Big John Studd, Ken Patera and Jimmy Snuka) we set to battle with Ric Flair, Blackjack Mulligan, Ricky Steamboat and a Mystery Partner when Mid Atlantic Championship Wrestling came to the Scope Coliseum and Norfolk, VA.  Due to injury Jay Youngblood would fill in for Steamboat and the big news “Mr Wrestling” Tim Woods returning to action to get his revenge on Rogers and his army.

 

 

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On This Date: October 31, 1961 – Nature Boy Buddy Rogers Defends NWA Title Against Duke Keomuka – Dallas Texas

Buddy Rogers defended NWA World Title against Duke Keomuka
Buddy Rogers defended NWA World Title against Duke Keomuka

On this date: Tuesday October 31, 1961 Nature Boy Buddy Rogers successfully defended his National Wrestling Alliance World Heavy Weight Championship against the challenge of Duke Keomuka (Hisao Tanaka) at the legendary Sportatorium in Dallas, Texas.

 

 

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On This Date: October 30, 1962 Nature Boy Buddy Rogers Defeated Bobo Brazil in World Title Rematch

Nature Boy Buddy Rogers vs Bobo Brazil
Nature Boy Buddy Rogers vs Bobo Brazil

On This Date: October 30, 1962  in Toledo, Ohio Nature Boy Buddy Rogers defeated Bobo Brazil to regain his World Championship.  When these two faced for the title on August 18, 1962 Bobo had been declared the victor after the match was stopped due to Rogers injury.  Bobo would not accept the title nor was either title change recognized officially by the NWA.  This rematch settled the score and Rogers continued his reign as NWA World heavyweight Champion.

 

 

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On This Date: October 21, 1961 Buddy Rogers Defends NWA World Title at The Sportatorium Dallas, TX

Rogers defends NWA World Title at The Sportatorium in Dallas Texas
Rogers defends NWA World Title at The Sportatorium in Dallas Texas

On this Date, Saturday October 21, 1961 Nature Boy Buddy Rogers defended the NWA World Championship at the World Famous Sportatorium in Dallas, Texsas.  In this news clipping the promoters explain the raise in ticket prices, because when Rogers comes to town…  its a big deal!

 

 

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On This Date: September 7, 1961 Buddy Rogers Defends NWA World Title Maple Leaf Gardens

Buddy Rogers Maple Leaf Gardens 9-7-61
Buddy Rogers Maple Leaf Gardens 9-7-61

On This Date: September 7, 1961 Buddy Rogers defended the NWA World Title against the challenge of Farmer Townsend at the Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Ontario.  Also on the card Whipper Watson vs Bulldog Brower.

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On This Date: August 30, 1963 Buddy Rogers and Johnny Barend vs Bobo Brazil and Pedro Morales

8-30-1963 Buddy Rogers Asbury Park, NJ
8-30-1963 Buddy Rogers Asbury Park, NJ

In front of a crowd of 5,000 Nature Boy Buddy Rogers and Johnny Barend were victorious over the team of Bobo Brazil and Pedro Morales in the main event at the Asbury Park Convention Hall in Asbury Park, NJ.  The two out of 3 falls contest ended when Pedro Morales was unable to continue after a leg injury during the third fall.  Bobo Brazil pinned Barend at 18:16 in the first fall before Rogers was able to pin Morales in the second fall at 4:11.

8-30-63 Asbury Park, NJ Buddy Rogers
8-30-63 Asbury Park, NJ Buddy Rogers and Johnny Barend

Also on the card,  Gorilla Monsoon and Diamond Jack defeated Hans the Great Mortier and Wild Red Berry.  Lucas Pestano and Magnificent Maurice drew in their match while Killer Austin defeated Bob Boyer 2 out of 3 falls.

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On This Date: August 23, 1962 – Buddy Rogers and Johnny Barend face The Hill Billies

8-23-62 Buddy Rogers and Johnny Barend face the Hill Billies in Washington DC
8-23-62 Buddy Rogers and Johnny Barend face the Hill Billies in Washington DC

On this date August 23, 1962 NWA World Champion Nature Boy Buddy Rogers teamed with Johnny Barend to face the challenge of The Hill Billes at the Capitol Arena in Washington, DC.

Also on the card Antonio Rocca vs Pierre Lasalle.  The Kangaroos battled Arnold Skaaland and Paul Diamond.  Slave Girl Moolah (Fabulous Moolah) vs Brenda Scott.  Plus Angelo Savoldi taking on the Golden Terror and Hans Schmidt tangled with Bud Cody.

 

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On This Date: August 21, 1961 Buddy Rogers defended NWA World Title against Johnny Valentine

8/21/1961 Capitol Wrestling Corporation – Freeport, NY – Freeport Stadium (attendance 2,695)

Rogers Tops Valentine
Buddy Rogers defends World Title against Johnny Valentine

Rogers Tops Valentine

Yesterday’s early Inclement
weather did not deter 2.695
wrestling fans from appearing
at the second outdoor show’ of
the season at Freeport Stadium
last night. These hardy aficianados
were treated to a wild
main event in which Nature
Boy Buddy Rogers defeated
Johnny Valentine In 18 minutes
and 25 seconds.

Antonio Rocca and Bruno
Sammartino drew with Mark
Lewin and Don Curtis in one of
the tag team co-features. Bob
Orton and Bobby Davis defeated
Sweet Daddy Siki and
Sailor Art Thomas.

In other bouts Skull Murphy
wrestled to a 20-minute draw
with Billy Darnell. Bill Zbyszko
pinned Angel Savoldi and
Arnold Skaaland pinned Tony
Altamore.

 

Full Card Results

08/21/1961 CWC – Freeport, NY – Freeport Stadium (2,695)
Arnold Skaaland (pin) Tony Altimore
Bill Zbyszko (pin) Angelo Savoldi
Skull Murphy (20min limit draw) Billy Darnell
Bob Orton & Bobby Davis def Sweet Daddy Siki & Sailor Art Thomas
Antonino Rocca & Bruno Sammartino draw Mark Lewin & Don Curtis
NWA World Heavyweight Title: Buddy Rogers* (18:25) Johnny Valentine

 

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On this date: 8-18-1962 Newark, New Jersey Armory Nature Boy Buddy Rogers defended the NWA World Heavyweight Title against Bobo Brazil.

Buddy Rogers defends NWA Title against Bobo Brazil
Buddy Rogers defends NWA Title against Bobo Brazil

08/18/1962 CWC – Newark, NJ – Armory
NWA World Heavyweight Title*: Bobo Brazil def Buddy Rogers
* Rogers claims a groin injury; Brazil refuses the victory; however, it is announced on 09/06/1962 that Brazil is the new champion because nothing has been found wrong with Rogers by the doctor. (This title change is not recognized by the NWA)

On October 30, 1962: Buddy Rogers defeated Bobo Brazil in the rematch to reclaim his NWA World Championship!

Also on this card…
Cousin Alfred & Scufflin’ Hillbillies: Chuck Conley & Rip Collins vs Red Berry & Fabulous Kangaroos: Al Costello & Roy Heffernan
plus 4 other matches

 

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