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Ricky Romero, who was one of the top stars in the Funk family's old Amarillo territory, passed away yesterday (2006/01/15) of diabetes. He was also known as the father of the Youngblood brothers.
Provided by J. Michael Kenyon. Looks like the booking office for this city was the Gulas/Welch group.
Sikeston MO: April 9, 1948
(Armory, att. 500) ... Roy Welch beat Chico Cortez (2-1) ... Steve Stanlee (as Paul Stanlee) beat Bad Boy Brown (2-0) ... NOTE: "Chico, 205-pound Havana matman, took the first fall in 12 minutes with a reverse chin lock. Welch, at 212 pounds, worked a double jackknife after 11 minutes of the second ...
There's a wrestler who wrestled in Amarillo around 1956 under the name of "Rip Rogers" and had three reigns as Southwest tag team champion. Is this Eddie Graham? I know he wrestled in Texas as Rip Rogers in 58 but the period of time Eddie Gossett wrestled in Georgia kinda conflicts with these title reigns of "Rip Rogers" in Amarillo.
According to the website of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the "AWA", "American Wrestling Association", and "All Star Wrestling" trademarks have been assigned to WWE Libraries, Inc., which is a division of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. that also legally holds the rights to the ECW related assets and intellectual property. The former was assigned by AWA American Sumo, Inc. and the latter two were assigned by Squared Circle Ventures, Inc. The trademarks were ...
I have the following titles and defenses in the state of Georgia, and am trying to nail down the origins for each. Does anyone know if these were legit titles born elsewhere?
Southern Heavyweight Title
Chris Belkas defended this title here for a few cards in November 1948, and it is reported in the newspaper that he "left with the belt". The origins of the true Georgia version of the Southern Title did not start ...
In the On and Around the Mat World section of "The Ring's Wrestling Magazine" in the early 80's the would list each promotion by booking office/affliation, list the current champs and give some news. This comes from the Feb 1981 issue
Memphis Booking Office - AWA, CWA
World Brass Knucks HC - Don Fargo
I doubled checked in WTH and it mentions Fargo as the Brass Knuckles Champion in Memphis 2/79
I recall Crusher having ...
On your site you have this for the Flordida Title:
Frank Goodish (Bruiser Brody) 75/12/31 Tampa, FL
Thunderbolt Patterson 76/03<
Pak Song 76/03/25
Jack Brisco 76/04/17 St. Petersburg, FL
Bob Orton Jr. 76/06<
Dusty Rhodes 76
Billy Graham 76/11
* Vacant in 77/03.
Buddy Wolfe 77/03
* Defeats Steve Kiern in tournament final.
Dusty Rhodes 77/06
According to my research, Billy did not vacate the title. He lost it to Dusty ...
I'm reading my copy of the Canadian Pro wrestling hall of Fame book and it mentions that Karl & Kurt von Steiger defeated Paul & Mad Dog Vachon for the AWA Tag Team titles in 1971.
Has any one else heard of this story????
I seen that for the Texas Brass knucks you had this information:
I would like to give you a update for your site, for Billy's first time as Brass knucks champion. When I do the 1978 & 1980 research into Texas and Billy , and if find the exact dates for the other Tiltle runs, I will pass it ...
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