Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Pals

The Southern Rockers - Steve Doll & Scott Peterson

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Buddy Rose Ring Worn Items on Ebay

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=161143980348&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:1123 

Buddy Rose ring worn items are listed now on ebay.  Pretty cool, but the boots aren't included in the listing.

 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Clear the Locker Rooms

Scotty the Body and the Grappler in a battle that went too far!


Do you remember when the battle would get so heated that it just went too far?  Or there was interference that went too far?  The locker rooms would clear and everyone would come running out in their "street" clothes.   I always wondered, as a kid, why they didn't all come running out all of the time. 

Thursday, October 10, 2013

The Little Juicer

Do you remember this kid?  He was sort of a mascot for Art Barr (Betelgeuse).  Kevin, "Little Juicer", came to the ring with him and got back in the ring for victory celebrations someones.  I believe this was before he started having all kinds of kids come down to the ring with him.  I joined in on that many times and even wore the black and white makeup a time or two.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

60's and 70's Don Owens Promotions Programs on eBay

Wrestling program collection 1960s-1970s Portland Oregon Don Owens NWA at a Buy It Now price of only $9.99 it's a steal for real wrestling history. I have tons of programs from the 80's.  They bring back some great memories.

 

Sunday, June 30, 2013

RIP "Maniac" Matt Bourne

Matt passed away on Friday, the cause is currently unknown.  Matt is best known to the world as Doink the Clown, the original.  We know him best as the Maniac.  Matt graduated from Milwaukie High School and decided to follow in the footsteps of his father, "Tough"  Tony Bourne, and become a pro-wrestler.  He held just about every title that Portland Wrestling had to offer, and then went on to conquer the wrestling universe.  Other than his stint as Doink, he wrestled in just about every stop on the American wrestling circuit, with promotions big and small.  Wrestling fans across the country will have personal memories of this hard working guy.  Maniac, you will be missed.
This image can be found at http://wrestlingclassics.com/

Monday, June 24, 2013

Portland Sports Arena Locker Rooms

Brian Adams, Mike Golden, Steve Doll, Scott Peterson, Buddy Rose
When you went to the Sports Arena, there were lots of opportunities to get up close and personal with the wrestlers.  It was all part of the amazing experience that was the Portland Sports Arena.  The locker room was in the back Northwest corner of the building.  Only a light metal railing and about 5 feet seperated the fans from the locker room door of the "Good Guys".  There was often, but not always, a security guard near the area.  I witnessed lots of people duck the railing and get to that door.  Fans would often stop them or a security guard, but there were a couple of incidents were someone got to the door.  A few chickened out and didn't go inside. I did see one guy go in and not come out for like an hour.  He had a beer when he came out!

Behind that railing, the fans waited to be the first to see their favorites when their enterance music hit and they came running out that door, or BOO their most hated on their way to the ring. 

There were two doors about 10 feet apart, but I later heard that there was really only one big room back there!

On a rare occassion the wrestlers would stand outside to watch a match. Typically the main event. 

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Portland Wrestling Uncut

Finally they have started updating the Portland Wrestling Uncut website at KPTV.

Includes links to past episodes, upcoming dates (June 15 anyway) and links to some of their awesome flashbacks!

 

Vintage Photos on Ebay

Today some awesome vintage photos popped up on ebay.  Opening bids are $45.  Kind of steep, but if they don't sell they may go lower.  Check it out by clicking on the images.



 
 

Monday, May 6, 2013

Jimmy Supperfly Snuka

 

Jimmy Snuka wrestled for Portland Wrestling in the early 1970's.  He fueded with Jesse "The Body" Ventura and and tagged with Dutch Savage.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Portland Wrestling Uncut - On The Road!

My sister and I went to the show at the Milwaukie Elks Lodge last week.  What a fun night!  Roddy Piper made an appearance, as well as Divari, Colt Tombs, Matt Borne, Grappler, Thunder and lots more.  I even recognized a few faces in the crowd from old Portland Sports Arena days.

I have to admit that I haven't been watching the show on TV.  I am almost never home on Saturday evening and my DVR has no idea when wreslting is actually on.  It always records at some other time or some random show. 

While watching TV, I saw a commercial for the show, and since we missed the first one we had to go to this one!

At the end of the night they passed out a flyer with upcoming dates.  Most shows have a 7pm bell time.

  • February 20th
    • Pendleton Convention Center, Pendelton, OR
  • February 21st
    • Eagles Club, Dalles, OR
  • February 22nd
    • Columbia County Fairgrounds, St. Helens, OR
  • February 24th
    • KPTV Studios, TV Taping, Beaverton, OR
  • February 27th
    • Newport Armory, Newport, OR
  • March 9th
    • KPTV Studios, TV Taping, Beaverton, OR
  • March 12th
    • Milwaukie, Elks Lodge, Milwaukie, OR

Betelguese at the Tillamok Armory 1989.
 
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