Tag: Buddy Rogers

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

Buddy Rogers defeats Pat O'Connor 2-1 in a best of three falls match in front of a record crowd at Chicago's Comiskey Park to capture the Ten Pounds of Gold

TODAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY… JUNE 26TH: The original Nature Boy...

The legendary Buddy Rogers takes his final bow.

TODAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY… MAY 30th: Gordy is on...

Bill Watts' Mid-South Wrestling is renamed the Universal Wrestling Federation, and crowns Terry Gordy as the first UWF heavyweight champion

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