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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