On This Day: November 22, 1979 – Battle of the Nature Boys – Nature Boy Buddy Rogers defeats Nature Boy Ric Flair – Norfolk, VA

Battle of the Nature Boys
Battle of the Nature Boys

On This Day:  November 22, 1979 – The Battle of The Nature Boys.  Nature Boy Buddy Rogers and Nature Boy Ric Flair met one on one in the ring for this Thanksgiving Night showdown at the Scope Coliseum in Norfolk, Virginia.  The two Nature Boys would meet on a few occasions during this feud,  but on this night The Original Nature Boy Buddy Rogers would have his hand raise in victory after Ric Flair was counted out of the ring.

Here is incredible hand-held film footage of the Battle of the Nature Boys.  The reaction from the crowd for these two legends is tremendous!!

 

Ric Flair vs Buddy Rogers event poster
Ric Flair vs Buddy Rogers event poster

 

 

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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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Boxing Illustrated – Wrestling News – Nature Boy Buddy Rogers

Boxing Illustrated - Wrestling News Nature Boy Buddy Rogers
Boxing Illustrated – Wrestling News Nature Boy Buddy Rogers

Boxing Illustrated Magazine – Wrestling News  Wrestling Album Series No. 11   featuring Buddy Rogers Camden, New Jersey

 

 

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Nature Boy Buddy Rogers Poster US Title – WWWF Title

Nature Boy Buddy Rogers Poster - NWA US Title/WWWF World Title Belt
Nature Boy Buddy Rogers Poster – NWA US Title/WWWF World Title Belt

Poster of Nature Boy Buddy Rogers wearing the NWA United States Championship title belt.  This belt also served as the original WWWF (WWE) World Title.

 

 

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Nature Boy Buddy Rogers – Game Card – Legends of Wrestling

Nature Boy Buddy Rogers - Game Card from Legends of Wrestling
Nature Boy Buddy Rogers – Game Card from Legends of Wrestling

This drawing of Nature Boy Buddy Rogers was featured on a game card for the game Legends of Wrestling released in 2003 by Filsinger Games.

 

 

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Nature Boy Buddy Rogers Wearing NWA World Title Belt

Nature Boy Buddy Rogers Wearing NWA World Title Belt
Nature Boy Buddy Rogers Wearing NWA World Title Belt

The Original Nature Boy Buddy Rogers wearing the National Wrestling Alliance championship belt.

 

 

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