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!!
Nature Boy Buddy Rogers vs Haystacks Calhoun – Chicago 1961
On April 14, 1961 Nature Boy Buddy Rogers defended his NWA United States Championship against the over 600lb challenger Haystacks Calhoun in at the Chicago International Amphitheater – Chicago, IL. The match was 1 fall with a 20 minute time limit.
Video: Nature Boy Buddy Rogers vs Abe Jacobs – United States Championship Match
Nature Boy Buddy Rogers defends his United State Championship against the challenger from New Zealand, Abe Jacobs. This match features Buddy Rogers’ manager Bobby Davis and commentary from Haystacks Calhoun. Things would get out of hand when the humongous Haystacks Calhoun got involved and got his hands on Bobby Davis.
These two legends on the set of The Rogers Corner where Nature Boy Buddy Rogers interviewed Andre The Giant for WWF All Star Wrestling at the Field House in Hamburg, Pa. on September 25, 1982. Buddy expresses his sincere admiration for the draw that is Andre The Giant. The two discuss Andre’s undefeated streak and his many television appearances.