On This Date: October 11, 1969 – Nature Boy Buddy Rogers vs Gordon Nelson Detroit, MI

Buddy Rogers Detroit, MI 1969
Buddy Rogers Detroit, MI 1969

Buddy Rogers Detroit, MI 1969

On this date October 11, 1969 Nature Boy Buddy Rogers defeated Gordon Nelson with the Figure-Four Grapevine Leglock as part of his comeback tour.  The card would also feature The SHEIK vs Whipper Billy Watson, Haystacks Calhoun and Lou Thesz!

 

 

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On This Date: October 9, 1979 – Buddy Rogers Teams with Jimmy Snuka – Raleigh, NC

Mid Atlantic Wrestling Rogers and Snuka vs Jones and Mulligan 1979
Mid Atlantic Wrestling Rogers and Snuka vs Jones and Mulligan 1979

On this date in 1979, Nature Boy Buddy Rogers teamed with Jimmy Snuka to face Rufus R Jones and Blackjack Mulligan for NWA Mid-Atlantic Wrestling at the Dorton Arena and Raleigh, NC.  Also on the card was Greg Valentine vs Jay Youngblood.  The following night in Greenville, SC the team of Buddy Rogers and Jimmy Snuka would defeat Blackjack Mulligan and Ric Flair!

 

 

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On This Date: October 4, 1969 Buddy Rogers vs Magnificent Maurice – Cincinnati, OH

 

Cincinnati, OH 1969 Buddy Rogers vs Magnificent Maurice
Cincinnati, OH 1969 Buddy Rogers vs Magnificent Maurice

In 1969 Nature Boy Buddy Rogers would make a comeback to the ring.  On this date October 4, 1969 Rogers faced Magnificent Maurice on a card that also featured The Sheik vs Cowboy Bob Ellis, Bobo Brazil vs Earie Ladd, Flying Fred Curry, Haystacks Calhoun, The Skull Brothers and Ali Baba.

 

 

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Buddy Rogers in Boston, MA for Charity Bout 1953

Buddy Rogers Signs Boston Guest Book
Buddy Rogers Signs Boston Guest Book

May 1953 – Buddy Rogers signs visitors book for Mayor Hynes of Boston.  Promoter Paul Bowser looks on.  Mayor promised charity bout.

 

 

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Nature Boy Buddy Rogers with Manager Bobby Davis – 1961

Nature Boy Buddy Rogers with Manager Bobby Davis
Nature Boy Buddy Rogers with Manager Bobby Davis

Manager Bobby Davis congratulates the NWA World Champion Nature Boy Buddy Rogers following his 2nd victory over ex-champ Pat O’Connor in Comiskey Park September 1st, 1961

 

 

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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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Nature Boy Buddy Rogers Breaks Ankle in Montreal vs Killer Kowalski November 1962

Rogers escorted by police after breaking his ankle in Montreal against Kowalski
Rogers escorted by police after breaking his ankle in Montreal against Kowalski

In November of 1962, during a match with Killer Kowalski in Montreal, Canada Buddy Rogers suffered a broken ankle.  In this photo the Nature Boy appears dressed to the nines carrying a cane and sporting a cast on his foot while being escorted by police.

Below are the childhood memories of these events taking place from life long Buddy Rogers fan Bill Casey (now 75) who was a boy at the time.

“He was Muhammad Ali before Ali. My special moment came from watching him around 1961 from at TV outlet in Philly, where the wrestling was a set-up for coming shows at Convention Hall, this before the promotion genius of Vince McMahon. On this day, my 11-yr brother and I watched as Buddy just stopped by. He had broken his ankle in a match in Canada, and was dressed to the nines, great dark suit, expensive shirt and tie complete with cravat, and great jewelry.His cane as I recall was diamond-studded. He said to the announcer in his deep voice that he’d be back soon, as he missed the game. The announcer, who seemed like his friend, added that Buddy certainly didn’t have to come back for financial reasons. Buddy took the mike, looked straight into the camera, and said, “Jim, I just finished telling all the promoters in the Delaware Valley, if any of you fell off my bankroll, you’d break your neck” A classic sell, and my brother, with the innocence of youth said, “Billy, he means that”. Unforgettable.”

-Bill Casey
Buddy Rogers Fan

 

 

 

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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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Sam Muchnick Presents NWA Belt to Buddy Rogers

Sam Muchnick presents NWA title belt to Buddy rogers
Sam Muchnick presents NWA title belt to Buddy Rogers

Executive Secretary of National Wrestling Alliance, Sam Muchnick presents championship belt to Buddy Rogers

 

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