On this date: 8-18-1962 Newark, New Jersey Armory Nature Boy Buddy Rogers defended the NWA World Heavyweight Title against Bobo Brazil.

Buddy Rogers defends NWA Title against Bobo Brazil
Buddy Rogers defends NWA Title against Bobo Brazil

08/18/1962 CWC – Newark, NJ – Armory
NWA World Heavyweight Title*: Bobo Brazil def Buddy Rogers
* Rogers claims a groin injury; Brazil refuses the victory; however, it is announced on 09/06/1962 that Brazil is the new champion because nothing has been found wrong with Rogers by the doctor. (This title change is not recognized by the NWA)

On October 30, 1962: Buddy Rogers defeated Bobo Brazil in the rematch to reclaim his NWA World Championship!

Also on this card…
Cousin Alfred & Scufflin’ Hillbillies: Chuck Conley & Rip Collins vs Red Berry & Fabulous Kangaroos: Al Costello & Roy Heffernan
plus 4 other matches


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