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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NWA US Champion Buddy Rogers with Promoter Fred Kohler

NWA US Champion Buddy Rogers with Promoter Fred Kohler
NWA US Champion Buddy Rogers with Promoter Fred Kohler

Buddy Rogers holds the National Wrestling Alliance United States championship belt  in this photo with Chicago wrestling promoter Fred Kohler.  Kohler promoted wrestling in Chicago, IL for more than 30 years and was the promoter of the “Match of the Century” at Comiskey Park June 30, 1961 where Buddy Rogers would defeat Pat O’Conner in front of 38,622 fans…  a record that would stand for many years.

 

 

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On This Date: August 30, 1963 Buddy Rogers and Johnny Barend vs Bobo Brazil and Pedro Morales

8-30-1963 Buddy Rogers Asbury Park, NJ
8-30-1963 Buddy Rogers Asbury Park, NJ

In front of a crowd of 5,000 Nature Boy Buddy Rogers and Johnny Barend were victorious over the team of Bobo Brazil and Pedro Morales in the main event at the Asbury Park Convention Hall in Asbury Park, NJ.  The two out of 3 falls contest ended when Pedro Morales was unable to continue after a leg injury during the third fall.  Bobo Brazil pinned Barend at 18:16 in the first fall before Rogers was able to pin Morales in the second fall at 4:11.

8-30-63 Asbury Park, NJ Buddy Rogers
8-30-63 Asbury Park, NJ Buddy Rogers and Johnny Barend

Also on the card,  Gorilla Monsoon and Diamond Jack defeated Hans the Great Mortier and Wild Red Berry.  Lucas Pestano and Magnificent Maurice drew in their match while Killer Austin defeated Bob Boyer 2 out of 3 falls.

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Nature Boy Buddy Rogers – Game Card – Legends of Wrestling

Nature Boy Buddy Rogers - Game Card from Legends of Wrestling
Nature Boy Buddy Rogers – Game Card from Legends of Wrestling

This drawing of Nature Boy Buddy Rogers was featured on a game card for the game Legends of Wrestling released in 2003 by Filsinger Games.

 

 

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Nature Boy Buddy Rogers vs Cowboy Bob Ellis

Nature Boy Buddy Rogers grimace in pain as Cowboy Bob Ellis reverses his Figure Four Grapevine Leg Lock.
Nature Boy Buddy Rogers grimace in pain as Cowboy Bob Ellis reverses his Figure Four Grapevine Leg Lock.

In this photo during a classic battle between Nature Boy Buddy Rogers and Cowboy Bob Ellis, Rogers screams out in pain as Ellis has reversed his patented Figure Four Grapevine Leg Lock.

 

 

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Nature Boy Buddy Rogers Wearing NWA World Title Belt

Nature Boy Buddy Rogers Wearing NWA World Title Belt
Nature Boy Buddy Rogers Wearing NWA World Title Belt

The Original Nature Boy Buddy Rogers wearing the National Wrestling Alliance championship belt.

 

 

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On This Date: August 23, 1962 – Buddy Rogers and Johnny Barend face The Hill Billies

8-23-62 Buddy Rogers and Johnny Barend face the Hill Billies in Washington DC
8-23-62 Buddy Rogers and Johnny Barend face the Hill Billies in Washington DC

On this date August 23, 1962 NWA World Champion Nature Boy Buddy Rogers teamed with Johnny Barend to face the challenge of The Hill Billes at the Capitol Arena in Washington, DC.

Also on the card Antonio Rocca vs Pierre Lasalle.  The Kangaroos battled Arnold Skaaland and Paul Diamond.  Slave Girl Moolah (Fabulous Moolah) vs Brenda Scott.  Plus Angelo Savoldi taking on the Golden Terror and Hans Schmidt tangled with Bud Cody.

 

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On This Date: August 21, 1961 Buddy Rogers defended NWA World Title against Johnny Valentine

8/21/1961 Capitol Wrestling Corporation – Freeport, NY – Freeport Stadium (attendance 2,695)

Rogers Tops Valentine
Buddy Rogers defends World Title against Johnny Valentine

Rogers Tops Valentine

Yesterday’s early Inclement
weather did not deter 2.695
wrestling fans from appearing
at the second outdoor show’ of
the season at Freeport Stadium
last night. These hardy aficianados
were treated to a wild
main event in which Nature
Boy Buddy Rogers defeated
Johnny Valentine In 18 minutes
and 25 seconds.

Antonio Rocca and Bruno
Sammartino drew with Mark
Lewin and Don Curtis in one of
the tag team co-features. Bob
Orton and Bobby Davis defeated
Sweet Daddy Siki and
Sailor Art Thomas.

In other bouts Skull Murphy
wrestled to a 20-minute draw
with Billy Darnell. Bill Zbyszko
pinned Angel Savoldi and
Arnold Skaaland pinned Tony
Altamore.

 

Full Card Results

08/21/1961 CWC – Freeport, NY – Freeport Stadium (2,695)
Arnold Skaaland (pin) Tony Altimore
Bill Zbyszko (pin) Angelo Savoldi
Skull Murphy (20min limit draw) Billy Darnell
Bob Orton & Bobby Davis def Sweet Daddy Siki & Sailor Art Thomas
Antonino Rocca & Bruno Sammartino draw Mark Lewin & Don Curtis
NWA World Heavyweight Title: Buddy Rogers* (18:25) Johnny Valentine

 

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Wrestling World April 1954 Magazine Cover – Nature Boy Buddy Rogers – The Thinker

Wrestling World cover Buddy Rogers April 1954
Buddy Rogers is The Thinker on the cover of Wrestling World magazine April 1954

Wrestling World April 1954 Magazine Cover – Nature Boy Buddy Rogers – The Thinker

 

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