Nature Boy Buddy Rogers displays his perfect cocky arrogance with the Rogers Strut while in Japan. The Rogers Strut would influence many future wrestlers and it is still commonly used today. Many say Vince McMahon models his walk to the ring in the arrogant style of Buddy Rogers.
Nature Boy Buddy Rogers is pictured here shaking hands with WWF Junior Heavyweight Champion Tiger Mask (Sayama) backstage at this WWF event in 1983 where Rogers would team with Jimmy Snuka. Jimmy Snuka & Buddy Rogers defeated Capt. Lou Albano & Ray Stevens when Snuka pinned Albano with the splash off the top. Tiger Mask would defend his title against Eddie Gilbert.
WANTED! OUT OF WRESTLING
Buddy Rogers and Jimmy Snuka
This wanted poster of Buddy Rogers and Jimmy Snuka when the Nature Boy was managing Jimmy Snuka in Mid Atlantic Wrestling late 1979.
October 17, 1979 Mid-Atlantic TV Taping
“Mr. Wrestling” Tim Woods reemerged saying he was recovering well from his injuries suffered at the hands of Buddy Rogers and Jimmy Snuka
Woods also brought out a “Wanted Poster” that said he wanted both Snuka and Rogers out of wrestling. Woods said he would be distributing these “Wanted Posters,” free of charge, at all of the arenas that he would be going to. Mr. Wrestling was also sporting a Louisville Slugger baseball bat, saying this “new friend” would be insurance for him against a possible third attack by Snuka and Rogers. Finally and quite significantly, Mr. Wrestling removed his white mask voluntarily, saying how much it meant to him and that no one had ever taken the mask off of him, and that he would leave the mask off until he evened the score with Snuka and Rogers. This gesture would show just how seriously Tim Woods was about getting even with Rogers and Snuka!
Buddy Rogers holds the National Wrestling Alliance United States championship belt in this photo with Chicago wrestling promoter Fred Kohler. Kohler promoted wrestling in Chicago, IL for more than 30 years and was the promoter of the “Match of the Century” at Comiskey Park June 30, 1961 where Buddy Rogers would defeat Pat O’Conner in front of 38,622 fans… a record that would stand for many years.