Nature Boy Buddy Rogers -vs- Killer Kowalski – November 1962 Montreal, Quebec

Buddy Rogers vs Killer Kowalski 1962 Montreal, Quebec
Buddy Rogers vs Killer Kowalski 1962 Montreal, Quebec

Magazine coverage of a battle between Nature Boy Buddy Rogers and Killer Kowalski from Montreal, Quebec – November 1962

Killer Kowalski dominates his match against Buddy rogers from the beginning. He’s using every legal and illegal trick in his vast repertoire. In a matter of minutes Rogers has become a bloody mess.

Kowalski keeps battering away at Rogers until the referee finally ends the punishment. But Rogers, whose pride is hurt much more than his body, isn’t about to let it stop at this.

Buddy has grabbed a chair and is assaulting Kowalski with it! Killer is down, but Rogers refuses to stop. Men are pouring into the ring, trying to pull Rogers off the fallen wrestler!

Rogers is being dragged away from his victim but Kowalski isn’t moving. The referee has called for the stretcher and they’re holding Rogers back as Kowalski is carried to the waiting ambulance.

 

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On This Date: November 26, 1960 – Buddy Rogers and Johnny Valentine vs Bearcat WRIGHT and Sweet Daddy SIKI – Newark New Jersey

Poster Rogers and Valentine vs Wright and Siki
Poster Rogers and Valentine vs Wright and Siki

A rare advertising glossy paper poster from The Newark Armory, Newark New Jersey – under the promotional auspices of the well-respected Babe Culnan & Willie Gilzenburg.

November 26, 1960 – Buy Your Tickets Early – This Is It! “The Best Wrestling Match of All Times” – If only we had a time machine!

Buddy ROGERS and Johnny VALENTINE

VS.

Bearcat WRIGHT and Sweet Daddy SIKI

This vintage glossy paper poster measures 14 1/2 inches by 8 1/2 inches.

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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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On This Day: November 20, 1953 Buddy Rogers vs Don Eagle – Kiel Auditorium – St Louis, MO

On this date:  Friday November 20, 1953 – Buddy Rogers faced Don Eagle One fall to a finish.  on this event at the Kiel Auditorium in St Louis, MO promoted by Sam Muchnick.

Rogers met the winner of a match between Don Eagle and Wild Bill Longson

In an interview for the events program, Buddy Rogers demands a World Heavyweight Title match with Lou Thesz.

“I’m positive this figure-four leglock can take me to the world’s heavyweight championship.” The blond bomber announced “That is, of course if I am successful in getting this bout with Thesz. I want it definitely understood that if and when I beat either Don Eagle or Longson… or BOTH… that should qualify me for a title bout. I have so notified Promoter Muchnick, but he only talks about other guys like Ray Eckert, Bobby Managoff, Joe Tangaro and such. I don’t go along with that idea at all!”

 

 

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On This Day: November 18, 1950 – Nature Boy Buddy Rogers vs Lone Eagle – Kiel Auditorium – St Louis, MO

On This Day: November 18, 1950 - Nature Boy Buddy Rogers vs Lone Eagle - Kiel Auditorium - St Louis, MO
On This Day: November 18, 1950 – Nature Boy Buddy Rogers vs Lone Eagle – Kiel Auditorium – St Louis, MO

On This Date: November 18, 1950 – 67 years ago tonight, Nature Boy Buddy Rogers wrestled Lone Eagle in the main event of this Sam Muchnick wrestling event at the Kiel Auditorium in St Louis, Missouri.   General admission tickets could be had for 60 CENTS!

 

 

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Inside Wrestling Magazine May 1969 Issue – Nature Boy Buddy Rogers vs Antonino Rocca

Inside Wrestling Magazine May 1969 Issue - Nature Boy Buddy Rogers vs Antonino Rocca
Inside Wrestling Magazine May 1969 Issue – Nature Boy Buddy Rogers vs Antonino Rocca

Inside Wrestling Magazine – May 1963
Antonino Rocca vs. Buddy Rogers

February 17, 1963 – New York City

‘My Toughest Bout”
Written and approved by Antonino Rocca

The one thing Buddy Rogers could not stand was to have an opponent twist and bend his legs. I learned that the first time I was in the ring with Rogers, and everytime I was in with him after that I centered my attack on his legs. The reason i call this particular match in NEW York with Buddy “the toughest I haver had” is because he was ready for me then as he had never been ready before. He had figured out a defens for his legs and he bugged me with it all night. Every time I even looked at his legs he took a step towards me and brought his knee up into my body. During that whole bout I was never able to touch his legs. Of course he was fooling me all the time, and I kept asking the referee to disqualify him. But the referee let him get away with it. When I got back to the dressing room my body was covered in lumps and every time I look a breath it felt like somebody was sticking a knife into me. This a bouth a want to forget.

Rogers was a master at choking opponents in such a way that the referee seldom caught him in the act. I spit blood for a whole month after this bout. I worked a lot on Buddy’s arms with the idea of neutralizing his attacks. The stragegy slowed him down only a little. I knew I had him when I raised him to my shoulders bounced him up and down a few times, spun around as fast as I could to make him dizzy, then slammed him to the mat just as hard as I could. The first fall was mine. You can see the condition Rogers was in after he hit the floor. I should have walked away with his title that night and I would have had it if it had not been for a referee whom I still say was blind.

 

 

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On This Day: November 13, 1979 – Nature Boy Buddy Rogers and Jimmy Snuka vs Blackjack Mulligan and Mr Wrestling Tim Woods – Raleigh, North Carolina

Rogers and Studd vs Mulligan and Woods
Advertisement for Rogers and Studd vs Mulligan and Woods

On This Day: Nature Boy Buddy Rogers and Jimmy Snuka (subbing for Big John Studd) faced Blackjack Mulligan and Mr Wrestling Tim  Woods at the Dorton Arena, Tuesday November 13, 1979.  NWA Mid-Atlantic Wrestling.  Mulligan and Woods would win when Rogers and Snuka were disqualified.

 

 

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Glory Days of Wrestling DVD Cover – Nature Boy Buddy Rogers

Glory Days of Wrestling DVD Cover
Glory Days of Wrestling DVD Cover

The cover of Glory Days of Wrestling DVD featuring Nature Boy Buddy Rogers.  This DVD contained the NWA World Heavyweight title match between Nature Boy Buddy Rogers and champion Pat O’Connor from Chicago IL where Buddy would become the world champion.

 

 

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American Tag Team Champions – The Great Scott and Buddy Rogers

American Tag Team Champions - The Great Scott and Buddy Rogers
American Tag Team Champions – The Great Scott and Buddy Rogers

Nature Boy Buddy Rogers and The Great Scott (George Scott) held the Mid West Wrestling Association Tag Team Titles on three occasions.  The title belt in this photo appears to be the belt that would go on to become the NWA United States championship and later the very first World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF – WWF- WWE)  heavyweight title held by the Nature Boy.

 

 

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