On This Day: November 20, 1953 Buddy Rogers vs Don Eagle – Kiel Auditorium – St Louis, MO

On this date:  Friday November 20, 1953 – Buddy Rogers faced Don Eagle One fall to a finish.  on this event at the Kiel Auditorium in St Louis, MO promoted by Sam Muchnick.

Rogers met the winner of a match between Don Eagle and Wild Bill Longson

In an interview for the events program, Buddy Rogers demands a World Heavyweight Title match with Lou Thesz.

“I’m positive this figure-four leglock can take me to the world’s heavyweight championship.” The blond bomber announced “That is, of course if I am successful in getting this bout with Thesz. I want it definitely understood that if and when I beat either Don Eagle or Longson… or BOTH… that should qualify me for a title bout. I have so notified Promoter Muchnick, but he only talks about other guys like Ray Eckert, Bobby Managoff, Joe Tangaro and such. I don’t go along with that idea at all!”

 

 

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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 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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