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