Tag: 1963

TODAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY… MAY 17th: The Dawning of The...

Bruno Sammartino defeats Buddy Rogers in under a minute to win the WWWF Championship, and dominates the title until 1971

TODAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY… APRIL 11th: The Birth of the...

Buddy Rogers becomes the inaugural World Champion of the World Wide Wrestling Federation, after supposedly winning a 'mysterious' tournament in Brazil

TODAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY… JAN 24th: Thesz defeats Rogers

1963 - Lou Thesz takes the NWA World title from Nature Boy Buddy Rogers, and northeast promoters break away to form what would eventually become the modern WWE

IN MEMORIAM: RIKIDOZAN

A feature story and video package remembering the legendary 'Father of Puroresu' who was killed 55 years ago today