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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Rogers Corner – Nature Boy Buddy Rogers interviews Captain Lou Albano – What Happened to Lou?

On this episode of the Rogers Corner, Nature Boy Buddy Rogers’ guest is Captain Lou Albano.  Buddy gives Lou is best ‘This is Your Life” treatment as only he can with What Happened to Lou?

 

 

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Nature Boy Buddy Rogers vs Haystacks Calhoun – Chicago 1961

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.

Credit:  Chicago Film Archives presents “Wrestling from Chicago”

 

 

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Video: Nature Boy Buddy Rogers vs Abe Jacobs – United States Championship Match

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.

 

 

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Rogers Corner – Buddy Rogers Interviews Andre The Giant

Buddy Rogers interviews Andre The Giant for The Rogers Corner
Buddy Rogers interviews Andre The Giant for The Rogers Corner

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.

You can watch the interview at WWE.com

http://www.wwe.com/videos/buddy-rogers-corner-featuring-andre-the-giant-all-star-wrestling-september-25-1982

 

 

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Nature Boy Buddy Rogers vs Killer Kowalski – Chicago 1960’s

The Nature Boy Buddy Rogers vs Wladek Killer Kowalski from Fred Kohler’s Chicago 1960’s Professional Wrestling TV Show

Dating from the 1960’s Fred Kohler’s TV program was filmed at the Marigold Arena. “The Nature Boy” Buddy Rogers takes on Wladek “Killer” Kowalski in an all time great 2 out of 3 falls match.

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Herman “Dutch” Rohde (Buddy Rogers) vs Ash Mahoney – Early 1940’s

Herman “Dutch” Rohde (Buddy Rogers) vs Ash Mahoney – Early 1940’s

This match from the early 1940’s saw a very young Herman “Dutch” Rohde face veteran Ash Mahoney.  Dutch would go on to be come the Legendary Nature Boy Buddy Rogers.

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