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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Glory Days of Wrestling DVD Cover – Nature Boy Buddy Rogers

Glory Days of Wrestling DVD Cover
Glory Days of Wrestling DVD Cover

The cover of Glory Days of Wrestling DVD featuring Nature Boy Buddy Rogers.  This DVD contained the NWA World Heavyweight title match between Nature Boy Buddy Rogers and champion Pat O’Connor from Chicago IL where Buddy would become the world champion.

 

 

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American Tag Team Champions – The Great Scott and Buddy Rogers

American Tag Team Champions - The Great Scott and Buddy Rogers
American Tag Team Champions – The Great Scott and Buddy Rogers

Nature Boy Buddy Rogers and The Great Scott (George Scott) held the Mid West Wrestling Association Tag Team Titles on three occasions.  The title belt in this photo appears to be the belt that would go on to become the NWA United States championship and later the very first World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF – WWF- WWE)  heavyweight title held by the Nature Boy.

 

 

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NWA Champions – Nature Boy Buddy Rogers and Pat O’Connor

2 NWA World Champions Pat O'Connor and Buddy Rogers
2 NWA World Champions Pat O’Connor and Buddy Rogers

Nature Boy Buddy Rogers poses with the man he defeated for the National Wrestling Alliance World Heavyweight Title. Rogers and O’Connor wrestled in front of over 38,000 fans in Chicago, IL when The Nature Boy defeated O’Connor in 2 out of 3 falls.

 

 

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Nature Boy Buddy Rogers vs Whipper Billy Watson – Maple Leaf Gardens – Toronto 1956

Nature Boy Buddy Rogers vs Whipper Billy Watson - Maple Leaf Gardens - Toronto 1956
Nature Boy Buddy Rogers vs Whipper Billy Watson – Maple Leaf Gardens – Toronto 1956

Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario Canada 1956 Whipper Watson with the ‘Canuck Commando’ on Buddy Rogers.  Watson had just lost the NWA title back to Lou Thesz 3 weeks earlier.  When Rogers had made the challenge for the match, watson was still champion but would lose the title to Thesz the next day.

The Nature Boy and Watson would finally meet for the NWA World Title at Maple Leaf Gardens in 1961 when Buddy defended his championship winning via disqualification.

Rogers would make 8 successful title defenses at the Maple Leaf Gardens before losing the title to Lou Thesz there on January 24,  1963

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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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Nature Boy Buddy Rogers Teams with Big John Studd

Nature Boy Buddy Rogers Teams with Big John Studd
Nature Boy Buddy Rogers Teams with Big John Studd

Big John Studd was a member of The Rogers Army headed by  Nature Boy Buddy Rogers

 

 

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Flying Mare Wrestling Magazine – Buddy Rogers – Dutch Rohde Camden, New Jersey

Flying Mare Magazine - Buddy Rogers
Flying Mare Magazine – Buddy Rogers

The Flying Mare Wrestling Magazine featuring Nature Boy Buddy Rogers and his return to his hometown of Camden, NJ as Dutch Rohde to face The Zebra Kid.

 

 

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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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