On This Date: October 30, 1962 Nature Boy Buddy Rogers Defeated Bobo Brazil in World Title Rematch

Nature Boy Buddy Rogers vs Bobo Brazil
Nature Boy Buddy Rogers vs Bobo Brazil

On This Date: October 30, 1962  in Toledo, Ohio Nature Boy Buddy Rogers defeated Bobo Brazil to regain his World Championship.  When these two faced for the title on August 18, 1962 Bobo had been declared the victor after the match was stopped due to Rogers injury.  Bobo would not accept the title nor was either title change recognized officially by the NWA.  This rematch settled the score and Rogers continued his reign as NWA World heavyweight Champion.

 

 

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Nature Boy Buddy Rogers Teams with Big John Studd

Nature Boy Buddy Rogers Teams with Big John Studd
Nature Boy Buddy Rogers Teams with Big John Studd

Big John Studd was a member of The Rogers Army headed by  Nature Boy Buddy Rogers

 

 

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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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Flying Mare Wrestling Magazine – Buddy Rogers – Dutch Rohde Camden, New Jersey

Flying Mare Magazine - Buddy Rogers
Flying Mare Magazine – Buddy Rogers

The Flying Mare Wrestling Magazine featuring Nature Boy Buddy Rogers and his return to his hometown of Camden, NJ as Dutch Rohde to face The Zebra Kid.

 

 

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On This Date: October 21, 1961 Buddy Rogers Defends NWA World Title at The Sportatorium Dallas, TX

Rogers defends NWA World Title at The Sportatorium in Dallas Texas
Rogers defends NWA World Title at The Sportatorium in Dallas Texas

On this Date, Saturday October 21, 1961 Nature Boy Buddy Rogers defended the NWA World Championship at the World Famous Sportatorium in Dallas, Texsas.  In this news clipping the promoters explain the raise in ticket prices, because when Rogers comes to town…  its a big deal!

 

 

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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 on Microphone

Nature Boy Buddy Rogers on the Microphone
Nature Boy Buddy Rogers on the Microphone

Nature Boy Buddy Rogers stands in the center of the ring microphone in hand sporting his red sport coat in the signed photo.

 

 

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Wrestling Revue Magazine Cover October 1962 – Buddy Rogers/Pepper Gomez

Wrestling Revue Cover October 1962 - Rogers/Gomez
Wrestling Revue Cover October 1962 – Rogers/Gomez

Nature Boy Buddy Rogers unloads on challenger Pepper Gomez on the cover of Wresting Revue for October 1962.

‘EXCLUSIVE – The Furious Buddy Rogers – Pepper Gomez Battle’

 

 

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