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 Posted: Sat Apr 7th, 2012 02:44 pm
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yes I had seen that. Clipcorner had verified to me, and sent me clippings from his research to show Graham was in Richmond on the 8th. He inclued the promo box and the results for that event.

The Charlestown add that you have pasted in the above link I had stuck on the 7th. Thinking it might have been error by the newspaper. I cant see him being in both towns on the 8th. If it was a saturday then I would say one was a matinee. But the above are both slated for a Friday. Charlestown has been held on Thursdays previously. A example is January 10th of the same year for add your showing me.

So for right now, I am still at a loss for Charlestown as I have been since I got it.

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 Posted: Sun Apr 8th, 2012 06:26 am
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The weekly regular shows in Charleston had become less frequent in the year up to that show, but this card marked then end to any regularity, and the town became just a spot-show town. Without any results, we can only speculate. I can see only two explanations:

1. SBG was advertised, but did not appear.

2. The show was held on the Thursday, and the newspaper was incorrect. This would have hurt the attendance, and might explain why this was the last card in Charleston for 2 months.

From Magnum T.A.'s record book, he faced John Tatum on the Richmond card, with both billed on the Charleston card.

I think the evidence points to the fact that the Charleston card was incorrectly advertised for the 8th.



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EDIT- Sorry Ron, I thought this card filled in one of your blanks...but then I looked closer and you are missing the opponent for February 12 in Allentown, not March 12.  In the Mat Results file Rag-1985-04 where I got this from, the Feb. 12 date is apparently also typed up, but that portion is unreadable on the scan.  Better luck next time.  I'm leaving it here because it looks to be a neat Pro Wrestling USA show, sort of a combo of 1985 Crockett/AWA and 1979 WWWF talent.


 

3/12/85  Allentown, PA

Sgt. Slaughter & Bob Backlund beat Ron Bass & Ivan Koloff by DQ
Larry Zbyszko beat Pete Sanchez
Superstar Billy Graham beat Steve King
Pez Whatley beat James J. Dillon
Davey O'Hannon drew Manny Soto

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last edited on Tue May 1st, 2012 11:30 pm by One Fan Gang

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 Posted: Tue May 8th, 2012 11:57 pm
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Found this listing in the "Misc Newsletters #2" folder from Flair73's archives.  It's the pdf listed as "Independent Wrestling Association 4" on page 8:

 

9/24/1982   Phoenix, AZ

The Beast drew Lumberjack #2
The Exorcist beat Sneaky Red Smith
Lumberjack #1, Lumberjack #3 & The Beast beat Mr. Murder, Cherokee Willie & Colorado Kid
John Ringer & Marcial Bovee beat Pedro El Grande & Eli Hernandez
U.S. Heavyweight title: Jody Arnold beat Superstar Billy Graham by pinfall

 

At the bottom of that page in the recap they make a big deal out of the pinfall win for Arnold.

 

 

 

 

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 Posted: Wed May 9th, 2012 04:11 pm
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One Fan Gang wrote:  

 

Found this listing in the "Misc Newsletters #2" folder from Flair73's archives.  It's the pdf listed as "Independent Wrestling Association 4" on page 8:

 

9/24/1982   Phoenix, AZ

The Beast drew Lumberjack #2
The Exorcist beat Sneaky Red Smith
Lumberjack #1, Lumberjack #3 & The Beast beat Mr. Murder, Cherokee Willie & Colorado Kid
John Ringer & Marcial Bovee beat Pedro El Grande & Eli Hernandez
U.S. Heavyweight title: Jody Arnold beat Superstar Billy Graham by pinfall

 

At the bottom of that page in the recap they make a big deal out of the pinfall win for Arnold.

 

 

 

 

I asked Dale Pierce (Marcial Bovee) about SBG's appearances in AZ in '82.   He managed SBG as Bovee for those matches, and recalled the Ron Pritchard and tag team bouts you already had.  The Jody Arnold match was one week after the second tag.

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 Posted: Wed May 9th, 2012 07:57 pm
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Nice. Thank you.

Kind of a two part follow up question. If you get the chance could you ask him:

1st. If Billy was doing the kung fu gimmick thier also, because durring this time frame he was doing just the WWF TV tapings. He didnt start full schedule in the WWF till October.

2nd. Could you ask if they worked any other cities nearby, or if it was just in Phoeniz.

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 Posted: Thu May 10th, 2012 06:45 pm
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The short answers- 1) Yes.  2) No.

SBG was using the AZ stopovers as warmups apparently.  Dale said Billy was quite proud of the TV angle shot just days before and said "wait till you see it"... but it appears there were never any plans to switch back to a Kung Fu Billy as a 2-time champ.  Phoenix was the only town worked in that short time frame.

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 Posted: Fri May 11th, 2012 02:38 am
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Thank you so much for that information. :P

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Results From the Rasslin news results 4 .pdf that Flair73 uploaded:

10/07/78   Springfield, MA

Bullrope Match: Dusty Rhodes beat Superstar Billy Graham
S.D. Jones beat Stan Stasiak by DQ
Victor Rivera beat Jose Estrada
Johnny Rodz beat Tony Russo
Dave Darrow beat Jim Raye
Crusher Blackwell beat Frank Williams
Peter Maivia, Jay Strongbow & Dino Bravo beat Spiros Arion & The Yukon Lumberjacks

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In viewing listings that appear in the PDF titled "WWWF Stars 4"... some of these match up to Ron's findings, but this card is a tough sell:



09/03/77   Bangor, ME
Lenny Hurst beat Johnny Rodz
Baron Von Raschke beat Jose Gonzales
Superstar Bily Graham beat Tony Garea
Peter Maivia & Chief Jay Strongbow beat Ken Patera & Lou Albano


Von Raschke's record book has a possible match vs. Ricky Steamboat on this date in Spartanburg, SC, but Mid-Atlantic Gateway has the card date disputed, and actually taking place on 9/2/77.   If this result is valid, it looks to be one of BVR's final WWWF bouts as he had already been with JCP for a few weeks.

As for Graham, he has a 9/3/77 booking in Gainesville, FL facing Dusty Rhodes based on Ron's research.  Can either the Bangor card or Gainesville be verified as an afternoon vs. evening show?   I'd assume if he worked a double shot, the Maine event would be the matinee.

 




 

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 Posted: Tue Jul 3rd, 2012 02:08 am
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I think the Bangor card is incorrect. There was a card in Bangor on 08/03/77 with the following results:

Frank Williams beat Joe Turco
Johnny Rodz drew Lenny Hurst
Baron Von Raschke beat José Gonzales
Chief Jay Strongbow & Peter Maivia beat Ken Patera & Lou Albano
WWWF World Heavyweight Title Match: Superstar Billy Graham (c) beat Tony Garea

Hardly a coincedence.

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 Posted: Tue Jul 3rd, 2012 10:12 am
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Thanks for the clarfications and perspectives, folks.

 

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 Posted: Sat Oct 6th, 2012 12:04 am
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 Posted: Sat Oct 6th, 2012 02:12 am
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Clipcorner had pointed that out to me a few days ago. But I also thank you for pointing it out just in case no one else seen it. It will be in my next update that I am doing for Sunday. I have 32 new Graham dates added for my next update so far.

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