Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Big Time Wrestling in Seattle - Rip Oliver vs Bobby Jaggers - Early 80's


No date on this one.  

Big Time Wrestling in Seattle - May 8th, 1982/3?



I always loved it when the midgets came to town.  They had a great comedy routine in the ring.  No matter what the card was, the midgets were always the best.  They had the same athletic ability, but were so much more entertaining than many of the other matches.  They have never gotten the credit they deserved.   Of course midgets is a derogatory term, as these fighters were just as good as their average sized counterparts, and not less than in any way.

NWA Superstar Wrestling at the Seattle Arena -Early 80's


Saturday, December 16, 2017

April-May 1986 Seattle Center Arena event ~ Clipping


Not sure if these are the results of the last clipping.

It looks like 548 people attended this event, which isn't a lot of people in the Seattle Center Arena. But Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka will be a the next event, so you can be sure there were more butts in the seats!

Billy Jack Haynes Returns to Seattle Arena 1986 ~ Clipping


1986 seems about right for this event or Extravaganza!  That was always the Owens word for a big event. 

Brady Boone has a similar look to Billy Jack, with the dark hair and beard.  He was a smaller guy, but also had a similar build and so they claimed he was Billy Jack's cousin.  As I recall he wasn't here for very long, and I am not sure about his career trajectory after the Northwest. 

Matches at Oregon City Civic Center in 1988 ~ Clipping


Billy Jack Haynes started having wrestling matches in Oregon City in 1988.  His promotion didn't last too long, but another promoter picked it up after a few months and I feel like this is probably from his promotion because Billy Jack is not mentioned.  Pacific Coast Championship Wrestling or PCCW.  I have a program scanned on another post.

April 1988 at the Portland Sports Arena ~ Clipping



This is the type of clipping that came from the Oregonian, in the sports section.  It is about all of the coverage they ever did of Portland Wrestling.  Unless there was a scandal.  These were rarely very accurate, but here it is.

The Biggest and Greatest Pro Wrestling Card Ever Held In The Northwest ~ Clipping

Ric Flair, Roddy Piper, PNW Championship and PNW Tag Championship.
This sounds like it was a great show.  Greatest?  I really don't know, I wasn't there! 


This event is a little before my time, but it looks like a great event.  This is one of many Northwest Wrestling clippings that were sent to me by a friend in the 90's.  I hope to be posting lots of them in the coming weeks.  I'm not sure if the dates written on them are correct.  Let me know if they aren't.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Bart, Bart and more Bart Sawyer!

That face!

Bart Sawyer and Bruiser Brian Cox

Bart Sawyer with Brian Adam's dog.

In the ring at the Portland Sports Arena.

My friend gave Bart that shirt the week before this event.

Checking out, and writing all over, my scrapbook.

Another fun autograph session!

Friday, May 12, 2017

OPWF - Oregon Professional Wrestling Federation

After Portland Wrestling officially closed it's doors in the early 90's, lots of others tried to bring back the original glory days. In the late 90's we got a new promotion called OPWF.  They ran shows out of the Mount Scott Community Center in Southeast Portland.  They shows were fun and upbeat.  They even got tv after a while.  Don Coss announced.  It really felt the closest, to me, as the old days.

Every week after the show, I would ask the person at the ticket counter if I could have the posters and eventually they would just save them for me and have them waiting after the event.











Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Billy Jack Haynes Oregon City Gym ~ Business Card

When Billy Jack Haynes opened OWF (Oregon Wrestling Federation), in 1988, he also opened a gym.  The OWF arena was in an old skating rink in the Oregon City Hilltop Mall.  Just across the parking lot, Billy Jack opened a small gym.  It was all windows and you could see your favorite wrestlers working out on a regular basis, or work out with them, if you were a member of the gym.


Billy Jack Haynes Oregon City Gym Business Card Front

Billy Jack Haynes Oregon City Gym Business Card Back

After Billy Jack's money troubles began, the gym was bought by someone else, and remained the Oregon City Gym for a couple of years.  Many wrestlers still worked out there or at least wore the t-shirts to the arena.



Saturday, March 25, 2017

A Couple of Portland Wrestling Things I Have on Ebay Now!

~~Click on the images to go to the auctions.~~

Someone gave me this as a gift, however, I have several items
that I got personally autographed by Roddy and those mean more to me.


These are clippings from the 70's.  I used to trade wrestling items with people all over the country and I came across these clippings at one time or another.  I have a lot of non- Portland listings as well.


He was a bit before my time, in Portland.  But I sure enjoyed a good Snuka match!


You know how much I love Brian Adams.   I had a few of these figures.
This one was in a Nation of Domination set.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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