Sunday, September 30, 2018

Airdate: Saturday Aug. 25, 1962 on WBTV 3 in Charlotte, NC

       National Wrestling Alliance Heavyweight Champion Buddy Rogers had an upcoming defense of his belt on Monday August 27, 1962 at Memorial Stadium in Charlotte, NC. The challenger would be Haystack Calhoun. Buddy Rogers appeared at the Wednesday Aug.22, 1962 WBTV 3 studio taping in Charlotte, NC. The champion wrestled George "Two-Ton" Harris in that tv match. Buddy Rogers stated that if he could put the figure four on Two-Ton, he could do the same to Haystack Calhoun. Buddy did defeat Two-Ton with the figure four in that tv match but I did not see the title match on Monday night. I wonder how successful he was with Haystack? The tv show aired on Sat. Aug. 25, 1962. The photos and the article from the Lexington, NC newspaper come from my collection.

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