TODAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY… JUNE 30th: Buddy Rogers becomes NWA World Champion

DATELINE: JUNE 30, 1961 – COMISKEY PARK – CHICAGO, IL


Buddy Rogers defeats Pat O’Connor 2-1 in a best of three falls match to win the NWA World Heavyweight Championship.

Dubbed “The Match of the Century”, it drew a then-record crowd of 38,622, with $148,000 in gate receipts.


 

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