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 Posted: Tue Oct 30th, 2007 10:12 pm
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Claw,

Do you mind posting your Backlund results here?  I have saved alot of the programs from the CWF site and some other WWWF sources I have but don't have a lot of results for Backlund.

If anyone wants me to post some of the old CWF programs or WWWF stuff I've gotten I'd be happy to.

Thanks in advance!
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Eric,

Backlund will be next after the St. Louis NWA Title Matches and Piper's early bouts.



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I'd be interested in his non-WWWF results.  Haven't seen many of those. 



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I would be interested in seeing Backlund's "drive to the championship".

One of the (never-ending) debates on kayfabememories is if Backlund was a "draw". Those that support Backlund are quick to point out that his win over Graham was a complete surprise and hurt him quite a bit (people did not think he would last)

All I really remember is a TV win over George the Animal Steele. I have heard about a TV Texas Death match vs Tor Kamata where he gets put over well but I do not remember this. I think he may have "done some jobs" before winning the belt (usually done to set up legit challengers for the new champion) but that may also have hurt his "momentum" in the eyes of the fans and added to the "out of the blue" surprise.

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Backlund's first territory was Tri States for Leroy McGuirk. Those that watched McGuirk TV described him as a TV jobber and were shocked when Bob went on to have success in the Amarillo territory because he lost so much in Tri States.

I don't have many listings from this territory.

10/29/73 Tulsa, OK @ Assembly Center
Tarzan Baxter & Scandor Akbar beat Grizzly Smith & Dewey Robertson
Ken Mantell beat Randy Tyler 2-0
Mephisto & Dante beat Pez Whatley & Oni Wiki Wiki
Bobby Whitlock drew Bob Backlund 10:00

11/1/73 New Orleans, LA @ St. Bernard Civic Auditorium
Benny & Billy McGuire beat Stan Kowalski & Kim Duk
Dewey Robertson beat Tank Morgan on a 3rd fall dq
Seigfried Stanke beat Bob Backlund
Randy Tyler beat Silento Rodriguez
Rip Tyler beat Jim Ledford

11/12/73 Tulsa, OK @ Assembly Center
Ken Mantell beat Tarzan Baxter
Scandor Akbar beat Dewey Robertson
Kim Duk & Stan Kowalski beat Mephisto & Dante
Bob Backlund drew Bill Ash

12/5/73 Baton Rouge
Jake Smith & Bob Remus beat Dante & Mephisto dq
Gentle Ben the wrestling bear beat Dante
Oni Wiki Wiki beat Bob Whitlock
Blackjack Slade beat Bob Backlund
Note: I question the Bob Remus listing. Remus aka Sgt Slaughter made his pro wrestling debut only two days earlier in Wisconsin.

12/8/73 Loranger
Jake Smith beat Gentle Ben The wrestling Bear
Dr. X & George Strickland beat Ron Bass & Don Bass
Seigfried Stanke beat Bob Backlund

3/13/74 Baton Rouge
Ken Mantell & Arman Hussein beat Scandor Akbar & Bob Sweetan
Grizzly Smith & Terry Latham beat John Black & El Gringo
Luke Brown beat Phil Robley dq
Chief White Cloud beat Ron Bass
Don Bass beat Bob Backlund

Phil Robley aka Buck Robley.



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I don't think he did much at all before winning the belt, high profile wins or losses.  From what I understand, he just showed up one day and was champ soon after.  It's weird because less than a year earlier he had the run with the Missouri title, which was the stepping stone to the NWA belt.  The next thing you know, he's in the WWWF.



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I am thinking he was in the WWWF for at least six months (and maybe even a year) before winning the belt. And doing nothing. Then BANG - he's the champ.

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Just as Backlund was finishing up for McGuirk, he began wrestling for the Funk Brothers in Amarillo.

3/6/74 Lubbock
Terry Funk & Dory Funk Jr. beat Killer Karl Kox & Kung Fu Lee
Ricky Romero beat the Beast
Stan Hansen beat Jim Dillon
Bob Backlund beat Mr. Wrestling
The Patriot drew Nick Kozak
Note: Mr. Wrestling aka Gordon Nelson

3/13/74 Lubbock
Dory Funk Jr. & Terry Funk beat Jack & Jerry Brisco
Ricky Romero beat Jim Dillon
Bob Backlund beat The Beast
Killer Karl Kox beat Bill Starr
The Patriots #1 & #2 beat "Bad News" Willie Jackson & Nick Kozak
Kung Fu Lee drew Stan Hansen
Note: The Beast aka Yvon Cormier

Read more about The Beast. http://slam.canoe.ca/SlamWrestlingBios/beast_cormier.html

3/20/74 Lubbock
Russian Chain Match
Killer Karl Kox no contest Terry Funk
Ricky Romero dcor Jim Dillon
Bob Backlund beat Kung Fu Lee
The Patriots #1, & 2 beat Mr. Wrestling & Stan Hansen
Nick Kozak drew The Beast

4/3/74 Lubbock
14 Man Battle Royal: Won by Chris Taylor
Mexican Death Match
Ricky Romero beat Kung Fu Lee
Dick Murdoch & Dory Funk Jr. beat Jim Dillon & Killer Karl Kox dq
Chris Taylor drew Bob Backlund 15:00
The Beast beat Mike Paidousis
The Patriots I & II drew Mr. Wrestling & Nick Kozak

4/4/74 Amarillo
Chris Taylor won a 14 man battle royal
Dick Murdoch & Dory Funk Jr. beat Jim Dillon & Kung Fu Lee
Chris Taylor beat The Beast
Ricky Romero & Bob Backlund beat The Patriots
Nick Kozak drew Killer Karl Kox
Mr Wrestling beat Mike Paidousis

4/10/74 Lubbock
Terry Funk & Dick Murdoch beat Jim Dillon & The Beast
Mr. Wrestling beat The Patriot II
Bob Backlund drew Jerry Kozak
The Patriot #1 beat Alex Perez
The Lawman drew Mike Paidousis

4/17/74 Lubbock
Cyclon Negro dcor Ricky Romero
Dick Murdock beat Jim Dillon
Western States Champion Bob Backlund beat Patriot II
Cowboy Lang beat Billy the Kid
The Wolfman & Killer Karl Kox beat Mr. Wrestling & Nick Kozak
Kung Fu Lee drew Patriot I
Note: Backlund won a 4 man tournament to become the Western States Champion. I don't have that card though.

4/18/74 Amarillo
Terry Funk & Dick Murdoch beat Kung Fu Lee & JJ Dillon
Patriot I beat Western States Champion Bob Backlund no title change
Brass Knuckles Champion Killer Karl Kox beat Ricky Romero
The Wolfman drew Nick Kozak
Marie Laverne & Cowboy Lang beat Kay Noble & Billy The Kid

4/22/74 El Paso, TX @ County Coliseum
Special Referee: Welterweight Boxing Champion Mantequilla Napoles
El Santo & Terry Funk beat The Patriots 2-0
Ricky Romero beat The Wolfman Willie Farkus
Dick Murdoch & Bob Backlund beat Jim Dillon & Kung Fu Lee 2/3
1. Murdoch & Backlund won 1st fall
2. Dillon & Kung Fu Lee won 2nd fall
3. Murdoch & Backlund won 3rd fall
Killer Karl Kox beat Akio Sato
Nick Kozak beat Karl Von Steiger

4/24/74 Lubbock
Western States champion Bob Backlund drew Patriot I 45:00
Terry Funk & Dick Murdoch & Ricky Romero beat Killer Karl Kox & Kung Fu Lee & Jim Dillon
Akio Sato beat Wolfman
Karl Von Steiger beat Stan Hansen
Patriot II drew Nick Kozak

4/25/74 Amarillo, TX @ Sports Arena
Dick Murdoch & Terry Funk & Dory Funk Jr beat Jim Dillon & The Patriots
Dillon left the ring at the 29:00 mark when the going got too rough
Patriot I left the ring when his mask almost got removed
Murdoch pinned Patriot II in 32:31 via pin after a flying elbow smash
Killer Karl Kox ddq Kung Fu Lee at 10:55
Ricky Romero beat The Wolfman Wille Farkus via submission with a sleeper in 7:02
Nick Kozak drew Akio Sato 15:00
Stan Hansen beat Karl Von Steiger via pin with a backslide in 8:41

5/1/74 Lubbock
NWA Champion Jack Brisco beat Terry Funk dq
International Champion Cyclone Negro beat Jim Dillon
Brass Knucks Championship
Killer Karl Kox (c) beat Kung Fu Lee
Dick Murdoch beat Pat O'Connor
Ricky Romero & Bob Backlund beat The Patriots dq
Karl Von Steiger beat Nick Kozak
Akio Sato drew Stan Hansen

5/2/74 Amarillo
NWA Champion Jack Brisco beat Dory Funk Jr
International Champion Cyclon Negro beat Eddie Graham
Western States Champion Bob Backlund beat Pat O'Connor
Stan Hansen vs Akio Sato
Killer Karl Kox beat Patriot II
Dick Murdoch beat Patriot I

5/6/74 El Paso, TX @ Coliseum
Texas Death Match
Dick Murdoch beat Jim Dillon when Dillon was unable to continue after the 7th fall
The Patriots beat Ricky Romero & Terry Funk after one of the Patriots head butted Terry illegally and pinned Terry in the 3rd fall
Karl Von Steiger beat Bob Backlund in 11:45
Akio Sato beat Kung Fu Lee in 10:21
Killer Karl Kox beat Nick Kozak

5/8/74 Lubbock
Russian Chain Match:
Killer Karl Kox beat Kung Fu Lee
Bob Backlund beat Patriot II
Dick Murdoch & Terry Funk beat Sputnik Monroe (sub Blackjack Mulligan) & Jim Dillon
Akio Sato drew Karl Von Steiger
Nick Kozak beat Ike Adams

5/9/74 Amarillo
Jim Dillon beat Brass Knuckles Champion Dick Murdoch dq in 14:59 when Murdoch slugged referee Ken Farber
Western States Champion Bob Backlund beat Sputnik Monroe (sub Blackjack Mulligan)  2-0
1. Monroe was dq'ed when he slugged referee Alex Perez in 12:36
2. Backlund won by submission with an abdominal stretch in 12:55
The Patriots beat Nick Kozak & Killer Karl Kox in 16:17 when Patriot I pinned Kox after Patriot II broke up Kox's brainbuster
Akio Sato drew Kurt Von Steiger 15:00
Kung Fu Lee beat Stan Hansen via pin in 9:58 after a thust kick to the throat

5/13/74 El Paso, TX @ Coliseum
$4,000 purse, Dory Jr & Ricky Romero wearing masks
The Patriots beat Ricky Romero & Dory Funk Jr and unmasked them
International Champion Ciclon Negro beat Karl Von Steiger 2/3
1. Von Steiger was dq'ed
2. Von Steiger won 2nd fall
3. Negro won 3rd fall
Ike Adams beat Killer Karl Kox in 8:18 via pin after a drop kick and elbow smash
Bob Backlund beat Bad News Jackson
Akio Sato beat Jerry Kozak


more later ....



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beejmi wrote: I would be interested in seeing Backlund's "drive to the championship".

One of the (never-ending) debates on kayfabememories is if Backlund was a "draw". Those that support Backlund are quick to point out that his win over Graham was a complete surprise and hurt him quite a bit (people did not think he would last)

All I really remember is a TV win over George the Animal Steele. I have heard about a TV Texas Death match vs Tor Kamata where he gets put over well but I do not remember this. I think he may have "done some jobs" before winning the belt (usually done to set up legit challengers for the new champion) but that may also have hurt his "momentum" in the eyes of the fans and added to the "out of the blue" surprise.





The papers were not kind to Bob either at first.  The Philadelphia papers were calling him a uknown even after he won the title.  Bob didnt even wrestle in the WWWF full time before winning the title.  That also hurt him because he was not a full time WWWF wrestler, nor did he have a real history with the WWWF.  It took almost a full year to get Bob over in the WWWF.  Actually he didnt get over till after Graham left in the end of 1978.  Coincidence?   Who knows for sure.  But Pennsylvania and Maine he was not over in for 1978 for sure.

Claw your allowed to take the hidden stuff on my board and post it here for Bobs appearances in the WWWF for 1977 and 1978.  The router is also fixed directly to my home computer now also.  Look thru it in the Texas stuff.   I do have stuff for Backlund there,  Just not sure it all is scanned over yet and loaded their yet.  I have more for 1977 and 1978, but I have not copied them over.  For those who don't understand I have a hidden message board on the internet.  Part of it deals with the WWWF and my personal research into it.  What I have listed there is matches that are not elsewhere on the internet.  Also Claw has direct access to my home computer where there is a server also, and it had tons of stuff on it, that I can not afford to host on the internet.  Basically as I have said, I have to much research, and no time and no place to really unload it correctly.

The only way to finalize my Graham record book was, and is to break every city apart.  So it is what i have been doing.  There is no one else out there doing that type of reasearch.  No one has even technically done the major cities for the WWWF.  So I have been buiding a database that Is getting to be outlandishly big with just WWWF matches that are not elsewhere known.  I have done more than I can even scan over and type up. 

It has been suggested to me that I should open a Capitol wrestling web site for what I have done, starting with McMahon moving into the Washington DC area.  Because I can rival any wrestling web site out there, with stuff no one has.


It sounds bad, but I personally am not adding to this record history.  I jsut dont feel like building up someone elses Backlund career book.  No it isnt against anyone doing such a book, nor is it because he was booked to take the title from graham.  I have never put my finger on why I just dont like the guy.  I respect him for his accomplishments, but I just do not know...

I will gladly donate to the Piper record when it starts for the unknown Texas stuff, and will gladly at times give out total histories of cities at times if there is a need to.

 


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Great to devote so much time to research, but if not to share with those who'd be educated and enlightened by it, why do it?

After all the guys who are gonna cite it and use it most often would likely be Claw and Graham Cawthon, neither of which have any issues with "crediting" where it's due.  No issues that I've ever seen anyway.

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The router is fixed. Awesome.

Big J,

The sharing/not sharing and crediting/not crediting issue has been debated before. Graham and I do credit Ron all the time. But there are many others that don't and that is what pisses Ron off. Ron's research is shared with Wong Lee, me and a few other guys. Wong and I archive stuff for Ron. We type it out and learn a shit load in the process. Eventually Graham Cawthon will be given all the WWWF stuff. He has been given a ton already. Again Ron's problem is not with me or Graham but rather with others that shall remain nameless. I will say one researcher in particular used Ron's research and a bunch of research by other historians as a hook to get people to pay money for his site.



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I didnt say I wasnt going to share it.  Please read again above and you can see I gave Claw full permission to post anything with Bob in it.  I was stating that I am not going to be adding to the topic at hand.  Claw can add all that stuff easilly.  It is already typed up and ready to go.  And then it will be in chronological order also, rather than me throwing it in after he makes his posts.  And I also said I would donate to the Piper book and also whole cities if need to be.  I jsut personally dont feel like adding to Bobs career personally.  I have no interest or drive to do this.  It is why I left Claw know, so he can add my stuff to it.  Me not shareing would have been for me to private message Claw and tell him specifically not to include that stuff.  My problem is and I can see it already.  If I add to this topic, I will start to make Bob look bad with attendance figures and try to voice my personal opinion of his ability to draw for in 1977 and 1978.  And I realize this would be wrong of me, so I am stepping out of Bobs career so it is done in a nicer way.

I know part of this is my fault for not being all that great with how I say things.  I do share, and share odd stuff.  The problem I see at times is that people think I need to seek out certain individuals, or sites and give them my findings.  I do not owe anyone anything.  I do not need to seek out sites and individuals.  Anyone that I ever got anything from has got ten fold back from me.  I am always getting slack for not going to Cawthorns site and dropping off my findings.  Two reasons I do not do that is:

1. Graham Cawthorn always got his results from the other sites before he started his message board.  He belongs to the same sites I do plus more.  He can easilly copy and paste.  There is no reason I have to report in to him.  I consider him a good friend, and have chatted with him many times.  There is no issues between us at all.  But he is not my boss, and he does not pay for my research.

2.  My site has been accused of stealing his sites work, even tho I have donated hundreds of results to that site, and have given him litteraly tons of clippings.  Yet I am told in the past, I stoled those clippings that are on my site (my own research) from his site.  It just gets absurd at times. It makes me feel like putting water marks over all my clippings to share on the net.  Then no matter what, it would show where they came from.  It is easy to do in massive bunches of pics at one shot.  I just hate to ruin clippings, and it is childish to do that also.

 1959, 1963, and 1964 Bridgeport clippings.  

 Click the above to see the weekly TV taping write ups and results.

I see no one else doing city research like that above.  That stuff is not known all over the internet, nor is it shared.  I shared it, it is my work, hosted by me.  That is a link I dropped off 2 days ago to another message board.   I do have 1960, 1961, and 1962 to add to that.  I just need to finish the web pages for that when I get home.  I am working with them presently on my laptop, but I am also having fun messing with Crimson Mask on another forum board over something he said.  But when I get home I will be uploading the rest of the files to the internet for all to see.  I have brung all the weekly TV taping cards from Washingon, DC before and now from Bridgeport, CT to the internet.  The washington DC stuff when I posted links to it before, for in the 50's and 60's  brung no interest, just more issues.  WongLee posted part of my research into the greater NYC area for one of the years in the 1930's.  That topic did not get one single reply made to it.  Yet it was daily matches, and matches that were never on the internet before that.

This type of stuff is not in any way related to my main drive of resarch.  I did not research Washington DC badck to the late 1800's or the greater NYC area to the same time period for nothing.  It was done to share.  I share, I just like to drop massive amounts off at one drop.  I want my research to be as thorough as possible.  I like my dumps of results to cover every single card held.  Any area I researched, I do that in.

When Cawthorn gets my stuff, he will know it.  It isnt like I am going to be giving him a hundred or so results.  Were talking over a thousand will be dumped on him as it stands right now.   I will keep his butt busy for weeks transfering over stuff.  In the past Cawthorn has instant messaged me, and said to me that he got new Graham stuff, and then dropped me a link.  I went to his site, and seen nothing new.  It was all my own research that others gave to him, but they never told him where they got the material from.  It made Cawthorn and myself both look foolish, because here he thought he had some new awesome stuff for me, and here I thought he found something great for me,  only to find out that it was mine to begin with.

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5/16/74 Amarillo, TX @ Sports Arena
International Champion Cyclon Negro beat Bob Backlund 2/3
1. Backlund was dq'ed at 11:42 for tossing Negro over the top rope
2. Backlund beat Negro by submission with a leg lock in 5:37
3. Negro pinned Backlund in 3:49 after a suplex
Jim Dillon beat TV Champion Bob Roop dq when Dick Murdoch interfered
Terry Funk & Dick Murdoch beat The Patriots when Patriot pinned Patriot II in 19:36
Kung Fu Lee beat Akio Sato via pin in 10:05 after an illegal karate thrust to the throat that the referee did not see
Karl Von Steiger drew Nick Kozak 15:00
Stan Hansen beat Ike Adams via pin in 9:00 after an elbow smash

5/20/74 El Paso, TX @ County Coliseum
Two Referees, one of which is The Lawman Don Slatton
Western States Tag Team Champions Ricky Romero & Dory Funk Jr beat The Patriots 2/3
1. One of the Patriots pinned Dory Jr after a leg drop
2. Dory Jr beat one of the Patriots by submission with the spinning toe hold
3. Dory Jr pinned one of the Patriots in 0:23 after a dropkick
Referee The Lawman
Bob Backlund beat Jim Dillon dq when The Lawman saw Dillon jump off the top rope on to Backlund
Dick Murdoch beat Kung Fu Lee via pin after a body slam and an elbow smash
Karl Von Steiger beat Akio Sato via pin in 14:12 after a knee smash
Nick Kozak beat The Grappler in 12:30

5/21/74 Odessa, TX @ Ector County Coliseum
Brass Knuckles Champion Dick Murdoch beat Jim Dillon
Ricky Romero & Nick Kozak beat Kung Fu Lee & Karl Von Steiger
Western States Champion Bob Backlund beat Patriot II
Akio Sato beat The Grappler
Stan Hansen drew Patriot I

5/22/74 Lubbock
Terry Funk beat Bob Roop
Dory Funk Jr beat Jim Dillon
Karl Von Steiger beat Bob Backlund to win Western States Title
Judo Jacket Match
Akio Sato beat Kung Fu Lee
Stan Hansen drew Alex Perez
Note: As you can see, Backlund's Western States Title reign was brief. Still quite an accomplishment for an inexperienced pro wrestler.

5/27/74 El Paso, TX @ County Coliseum
Russian Chain Match
Jim Dillon beat The Lawman
Western States Tag Team Champions Dory Funk Jr & Ricky Romero beat The Patriots
1. Dory Jr beat Patriot II in 4:44
2. Patriot II pinned Dory Jr after a leg drop
3. Ricky Romero beat one of the Patriots via pin with a jack knife
Western States Champion Karl Von Steiger drew Dick Murdoch
Judo Jacket Match
Akio Sato beat Kung Fu Lee dq when Lee tossed Sato over the top rope
Nick Kozak beat Bob Backlund via pin in 18:45 with an Olympic Roll

5/30/74 Amarillo
Dick Murdoch beat Karl Von Steiger
Terry Funk beat Jim Dillon
The Patriots beat Ricky Romero & Nick Kozak
Bob Backlund drew Akio Sato
Gorgeous George Jr beat Kung Fu Lee

6/10/74 El Paso, TX @ County Coliseum
Rocky Mountain Champion Karl Von Steiger dcor Ricky Romero in 3rd fall
1. Von Steiger pinned Romero
2. Romero pinned Von Steiger after a Cannonball
3. Both wrestlers counted out of the ring at 6:10 of the 3rd fall
Dory Funk Jr & Dick Murdoch beat The Patriots 2/3
1. Murdoch pinned one of the Patriots
2. One of the Patriots pinned Dory Jr after a head butt
3. Funk Jr & Murdoch won the 3rd fall
Jim Dillon beat Gorgeous George Jr by submission in 21:20 with a figure four leg lock
Nick Kozak beat Akio Sato via pin in 11:59 after a back drop and Olympic Roll
Kung Fu Lee beat Bob Backlund via submission with a Boston Crab in 11:03

6/12/74 Lubbock
Winner to earn shot at NWA Champion Jack Brisco on June 26th
Dory Funk Jr beat Lou Thesz
Ricky Romero dcor Karl Von Steiger
Dick Murdoch & Terry Funk & Gorgeous George Jr beat The Patriots & Jim Dillon
Bob Backlund beat Kung Fu Lee
Akio Sato drew Nick Kozak
Note: Always brings a smile to my face when I see Lou Thesz doing a job.

6/19/74 Lubbock
Cage Match
Ricky Romero beat Karl Von Steiger dq
Dick Murdoch beat Jim Dillon COR
Nick Kozak & Gorgeous George Jr. beat Kung Fu Lee & The Grappler
Bob Backlund drew Patriot I
Akio Sato beat Victor Varga

7/4/74 Amarillo
Dory Funk Jr & Ricky Romero beat Patriots to win Western States Tag Title
Karl Von Steiger beat Gorgeous George Jr
Kung Fu Lee drew Bob Backlund

7/18/74 Amarillo
Dick Murdoch beat NWA Champion Jack Brisco dq
Terry Funk beat Karl Von Steiger
Bob Backlund beat Victor Varga

7/29/74 El Paso, TX @ County Coliseum
Karl Von Steiger & Siegfried Stanke beat Ricky Romero & Lord Alfred Hayes
International Champion Dick Murdoch beat Jim Dillon
Bob Backlund beat Ben Justice dq when referee Chuck Riley saw Justice toss Backlund over the top rope
Nick Kozak beat Stan Hansen
Akio Sato beat Patriot II

7/31/74 Lubbock
Texas Death Match
Dory Funk Jr. & Ricky Romero beat Karl Von Steiger & Seigfried Stanke
International Champion Dick Murdoch beat Don Fargo
Akio Sato beat Ben Justice
Jim Dillon beat Bob Backlund
Nick Kozak & Stan Hansen beat The Patriots
Alex Perez beat Victor Varga

8/7/74 Lubbock
Russian Chain Match
Dory Funk Jr. beat Karl Von Steiger
Ricky Romero beat Siegfreid Stanke
Jim Dillon & Ben Justice beat Nick Kozak & Akio Sato
Bob Backlund beat Patriot I
Patriot II beat Stan Hansen

8/8/74 Amarillo
Western States Tag Team Champions Dory Funk Jr & Ricky Romero beat Karl Von Steiger & Siegfried Stanke dq when referee Victor Varga caught The Germans jumping off the top rope on to Funk & Romero at 17:35
Jim Dillon beat Bob Backlund via pin in 20:54 by using the ropes for leverage which the referee did not see
Ben Justice drew Akio Sato 15:00
Patriot II beat Stan Hansen via pin in 10:35 after loading his mask with a foreign object and then using a head butt
Nick Kozak beat Patriot I dq in 10:42 when the referee caught Patriot I and Patriot II trying to switch places
Michel Dubois beat Alex Perez via pin in 3:02 after an atomic drop

8/21/74 Lubbock
Ricky Romero no contest King Curtis Iaukea
Siegfreid Stankey & Karl Von Steiger beat Nick Kozak & Mark Lewin
Jim Dillon beat Akio Sato
Sonny Boy Hayes beat Billy the Kid
Mike Dubois beat Alex Perez
Bob Backlund beat Ben Justice

8/28/74 Lubbock
Lumberjack Match, No DQ
Ricky Romero beat King Curtis Iaukea
Brass Knucks Championship
Karl Von Steiger beat Mark Lewin (c) to win the title
Jim Dillon beat Ben Justice
Mike "The Judge" Dubois dcor Jerry Kozak
Bob Backlund & Akio Sato beat Mr. Wrestling & Seigfried Stanke dq

9/4/74 Lubbock
Terry Funk & Ricky Romero dcor Karl Von Steiger & Siegfreid Stanke
Bob Backlund beat Jim Dillon dq
Mike The Judge Dubois beat Greg Watson
Nick Kozak beat Ben Justice
Akio Sato drew Gordon Nelson

9/9/74 El Paso, TX @ County Coliseum
Karl Von Steiger & Siegfried Stanke beat Dory Funk Jr & Ricky Romero 2/3 to win the Western States Tag Team Title
1. Dory Jr beat Stanke by submission with a spinning toe hold in 12:38
2. Von Steiger pinned Romero in 19:48 after a heart thrust
3. Stanke pinned Dory Jr at the 37:00 mark after smashing Dory in the head with one of the championship belts
Killer Karl Kox beat Michel The Judge Dubois via in 9:36- Kox turned babyface after the match saying he was altering his
wrestling style and challenged all comers
Jim Dillon beat Bob Backlund via pin in 17:25 after a kick to the stomach
Nick Kozak beat Ben Justice via pin in 1:15
Akio Sato beat Gordon Mr Wrestling Nelson

9/15/74 Albuquerque, NM @ Civic Auditorium
Bull Rope Match
Dick Murdoch vs Jim Dillon
Ricky Romero & Gorgeous George Jr vs Siegfried Stanke & Karl Von Steiger
Killer Karl Kox vs The Hood
Bob Backlund vs Greg Watson

9/19/74 Amarillo
International Tag Team Champions Terry Funk & Dory Funk Jr beat Blackjack Mulligan & Blackjack Lanza 2/3
1. Mulligan pinned Dory Jr in 15:45 after a knee drop
2. Lanza was dq'ed for tossing Terry Funk over the top rope at 4:02
3. Terry Funk pinned Lanza in 1:56
Russian Chain Match
Gorgeous George Jr beat Karl Von Steiger in 10:52
Jim Dillon beat Killer Karl Kox to win the Western States Title in 8:45
After referee Greg Watson was knocked out, Mike the Judge Dubois with three of his fingers taped together struck Kox in the throat making it easy for Dillon to score the winning pin.
Mike Dubois beat Akio Sato by pin in 8:03 after striking Sato in the throat with three of his fingers taped together
Ricky Romero dcor Siegfried Stanke in 1:06
Gordon Nelson beat Bob Backlund via pin in 9:30 after a somersault press
Nick Kozak beat Alex Perez in 6:55

Not sure which territory Backlund went to next. I'm sure it's either Florida, Georgia or the AWA. I'll figure it out tomorrow.



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Ron, I thank you for letting Claw get this stuff.



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great to see the early Backlund results, thanks for posting those

will just say that Ron had always been very generous in sharing stuff with me, problem is once something is posted on the internet it really becomes everbody's, people use pics and info from my site all the time, there are sites that just hotlink to my pics in their profiles etc, once I put it up it is free game really  if they plug the site or give credit then it's a bonus. I never put stuff up to get credit just to share it

it becomes very convoluted , when someone credits Graham for example when they post WWWF results , they are really crediting everyone who has ever contributed to his site, Clawmaster too , I credit CM all the time but if he got them from someone else it is a credit for him giving them to me

I have contributed tons of stuff , mostly clippings to many of the territory sites out there and have received much in return, I am not a historian by any means , have spent some hours in the library but mostly just collect stuff so am very appreciative to those who do all the grunt work !


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