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Monday, June 18, 2018

Portland Wrestling at the Lane County Fairgrounds March 15, 1985


This sounds closer to what was happening in 1985, when I started going to the arena.  In my era, they wrestled at the Lane County Fairgrounds, in Eugene, every Friday night.  They also wrestled at the Salem Center Arena every Thursday.  Since these wrestlers were on the road usually 7 nights a week, these were both relatively close.  Salem being about 45 miles from Portland and Eugene being about 90 miles.  

Big Time Wrestling July 1, 1981 ~ Clipping


Mixed tag match!  Usually when they did this, if the man tagged the woman, then the other woman automatically came into the ring.  The two almost never fought each other.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

August 18, 1982 ~ 10 Foot Steel Cage Match - Clipping

Since I've been watching all of the older then my time matches on You Tube, I have noticed that 
they really liked to have other wrestlers referee some of the matches.  And the good guys
usually called it right down the middle, of course.  I don't remember them ever using that in the late 80's and 90's.  It seems like Rocky Johnson is the special ref at this event.  I wonder if his son was in 
attendance?


1988 Portland Wrestling Program on ebay.......

June 18, 1988, just a little over a year after Steve Doll came to the Northwest he was tag champs with Scott Peterson and super popular with the audience. It's true that the Southern Rockers ruled Portland Wrestling in the late 80's!





Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The Midnight Soldier

The Midnight Soldier wrestled in Portland Wrestling for a short time in 1989.  He mysteriously appeared a few weeks after Brian Adams had lost a loser leave town match.  Grappler put a $1,000 bounty on the mask. Bounties were very popular in the 80's.  As it turned out, it was Brian Adams all along!  He also used this mask when he was passing out candy at Halloween at his apartment in Milwaukie.





Friday, May 25, 2018

Portland Wrestling Playlist 1977-1979

   

     I've been matching the Portland Wrestling Playlist 1977-1979 from the Portland Wrestling channel on You Tube. This is before I got into Portland Wrestling, and video that I haven't seen.  I have been surprised about how much I am really enjoying it. I'm not sure why I was surprised, but,of course, it's great and really entertaining.
    I know most of the names, and still remember many of the personalities from the 80's and beyond.  The action is great, the storylines are compelling, and the ring mat looks totally GROSS! In one of the videos,Sam Oliver Bass (Outlaw Ron Bass) gets attacked by Ed Wiscowski and Buddy Rose, he's bleeding everywhere and during the second fall the referee Sandy Barr has blood on his clothes, the wrestlers have that blood on them here and there. Ewwww!
   I've heard of Frank Bonnema, I remember going to the memorial tournament in '85 or '86. He's a great commentator. I like how he is just himself and doesn't seem over the top.  He doesn't appear to fake enthusiasmm, but seems genuinely excited about what's happening in the ring.
     I'm 40 videos in to the playlist and I'm pretty sure I'll watch all 188 of them.  

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

WWF 80's LJN Toys





     Along with the PNW, I was, of course, a fan of the WWF.  I watched every week, and even though I didn't have many of the toys, I wanted them all.  My  first wrestling action figure was an Andre the Giant large rubber figure that we found in my Grandpa's backyard mysteriously.  He was super cool, pretty beat up, and heavy as heck.  
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