Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Kentuckians vs. The Bolos

When Tiny Anderson and Big Boy Brown faced the Great Bolo and Bolo, you could be sure it was going to be exciting.Each time the two teams wrestled each other for Jim Crockett Promotions between 1962 and 1964, the feud drew record numbers.I remember Big Bill Ward once telling viewers about one of their matches drawing 12,000 fans to the Charlotte Coliseum.The Kentuckians always worked hard trying to tear the masks of the Bolos off.They were able get one of the masks off on the Charlotte show but the Bolo was able to cover his face before his identity could be revealed. Those were the days.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

R.I.P. George Grant

George Grant wrestled and worked as a referee for Jim Crockett Promotions during the sixties and seventies.He never did the Gorgeous George stuff when I saw him during that timeframe. Mr. Grant passed away on April 21,2010 at the age of 85.Rest in peace.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

George Becker & Johnny Weaver

When I think about tag teams and the most popular wrestlers I ever saw,George Becker and Johnny Weaver are the two names that I immediately think of.The card above is from 1969. It was held at the YMCA in Lexington,NC. The top photo of them holding the Southern Tag Team belts is from around 1968.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Charlotte,NC -Sept.25,1967

George Becker & George & Sandy Scott vs The Infernos & J.C. Dykes

Thursday, April 15, 2010

R.I.P. Gene Kiniski

Gene Kiniski was the National Wrestling Alliance Heavyweight champion from January 1966 to February 1969.I will never forget his tv matches against George Scott and Abe Jacobs, nor the Greensboro title match I got to see in March of 1968 against Johnny Weaver.Gene Kiniski was a true professional.Rest in peace.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

1962 Photo Album

This photo album has been damaged by moisture but I thought I would scan the photos anyway.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Lou Thesz - NWA World Heavyweight Champion

This card was held on February 13,1965 at the YMCA in Lexington,NC. The Alaskan was Jay York.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010