Friday, June 29, 2018
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Sunday, June 24, 2018
Friday, June 22, 2018
I've really been enjoying going through all of the Portland Wrestling videos on You Tube. I just watched this one with Jonathon Boyd and had a hard time understanding so I went back and wrote it down. I'm most of the way through 1980 now!
You fans have seen the wrestling game best.
Men from all nations with hair on their chest.
Some you've admired and some you hate.
And some were lousy and just didn't rate.
But who is this greatest from all present and past?
The kid from down under, that rolls them up fast.
But who is that man, that man with such fame?
The Royal Kangaroo, you know the name.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Monday, June 18, 2018
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.
Sunday, June 17, 2018
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
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 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.