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.

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