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 Posted: Thu May 28th, 2015 11:22 pm
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Awesome clippings.

Regarding the Russian Roulette match won by Bearcat Wright, that was a common name in Dallas-Fort Worth for a battle royal. They had one by that name at Fritz's Texas Stadium retirement card in 1982 with a bodyslam as the method of elimination. I'm not sure of the rules at the 1972 card. The $2,000 prize money is a believable a figure compared to some of the figures getting tossed around elsewhere and in this promotion later on.

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I've looked for my clipping of the above card. Cannot find it, and it may have been from another newspaper. In my notes I have both an $80,000 gate and a $96,000 gate listed.

Not sure which one is the closest to the truth, but if the 26,000 number is close to accurate I can see it being a near 100k gate. Also depends on the how the seats were scaled. I can see all bleacher seats being $2 and ringside and front row being the higher priced tickets.



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Matt, here is the June 24 results from above that is a little easier to read. The gate was estimated at $80,000.

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Matt Farmer wrote: I've looked for my clipping of the above card. Cannot find it, and it may have been from another newspaper. In my notes I have both an $80,000 gate and a $96,000 gate listed.

Not sure which one is the closest to the truth, but if the 26,000 number is close to accurate I can see it being a near 100k gate. Also depends on the how the seats were scaled. I can see all bleacher seats being $2 and ringside and front row being the higher priced tickets.

The ring was placed at the rear of one end zone, about where the goal post would normally be positioned. There was no seating on the field at all. All the seats available for sale were in the stadium grandstand. This promotion used that set up for its 1972, 1976, and 1982 Texas Stadium cards. I'm not sure if the stadium didn't want fans down there or if it was more economical for the promotion from a rental standpoint since security and clean up would be easier. The closest fans were a good distance from the ring.
 

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https://www.dropbox.com/sh/va5dcm9bixmgfsx/AAB3q5PZ3WQ9PTvABr3UpDKKa?dl=0  you can see the full page advertising the show 

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Flair73 wrote: Found these results in the Fort Worth Star Telegram.  They have a pay wall, but show clips of the article highlighting the searched for term.  Buy searching for a phrase at the bottom of the displayed clip you can eventually read the whole article.  It's easier to get a subscription, but for one card this method works.


“Superbowl of Wrestling”
June 5, 1976 in Irving, TX
Texas Stadium drawing 17,000
 
 1.  Peter Maivia beat Don Fargo.
 2.  Rick Martel drew Red Bastien.
 3.  Rocky Johnson beat Larry Sharpe.
 4.  Andre the Giant beat The Mongolian Stomper & JJ Dillon in a “handicap” match.
 5.  Diamond Lil beat Darling Dagmar.
 6.  El Santo & Jose Lothario beat Tim Brooks & Paul Pershman.
 7.  NWA World Champ Terry Funk DCO Fritz Von Erich.
 
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Did you ever get a scan of the results? 



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As part of the build up to this card, they had a pair of tag team bouts in late 1975 and early 1976 in which Fritz either pinned or at least dominated Terry Funk. Then there was a match in the spring of 1976 in which Fritz Von Erich pinned Dory Funk Jr. with the idea of selling to the fans that since Fritz had beaten the recent former NWA World Champion and the wrestler many considered the better of the two Funk brothers it therefore proved that Fritz could and would beat Terry Funk for the NWA World Title at Texas Stadium.

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This is all the matches that involved fritz and the Funks.

December 1, 1975 Fort Worth, TX
The Stomper vs Dan Burdich
Tapu vs Buddy Wolffe
Rick Martel vs Stan Hanson
Red Bastien vs Hans Schroeder
Peter Maivia vs Gypsy Joe
Fritz Von Erich vs Terry Funk

December 2, 1975 Dallas, TX
Gypsy Joe beat Samoan Tapu
Buddy Wolff beat Joe Blanchard
Al Madril drew Stan Hansen
Rick Martel won by DQ over Mongolian Stomper
Fritz Von Erich & Chief Peter Maivia beat Terry Funk & Hans Schroeder (sub for Dory Funk Jr)

January 19, 1976 Fort Worth, TX
Al Madril beat Joe Blanchard
Red Bastien beat Jerry Stubbs
Mongolian Stomper beat Nick Kozak
Chief Peter Maivia beat Don Wade
Fritz Von Erich & Rick Martel drew NWA Champion Terry Funk & Stan Hansen

March 2, 1976 Dallas, TX
Stan Hansen drew Francisco Flores
Bob Sweetan beat Oki Shikina
Rocky Johnson beat Don Fargo
Chief Peter Maivia & Chris Taylor beat Mongolian Stomper & Number One
Fritz Von Erich beat Dory Funk Jr

March 29, 1976 Fort Worth, TX
Don Fargo beat Geoffry Portz
Bob Sweetan drew Paul Perschmann
Mongolian Stomper beat Francisco Florez
Peter Maivia & Rocky Johnson beat Stan Hanson & Don Wade
NWA Champion Terry Funk beat Fritz Von Erich

June 5, 1976 Irving, TX - Texas Stadium, att. 17,000
Chief Peter Maivia beat Don Fargo
Rick Martel drew Red Bastien
Rocky Johnson beat Larry Sharpe
Andre the Giant beat Mongolian Stomper & J.J. Dillon - Handicap Match
Diamond Lil beat Darling Dagmar
El Santo & Jose Lothario beat Killer Brooks and Paul Perschmann (sub for Lord Alfred Hayes)
NWA Champion Terry Funk DCOR with Fritz Von Erich

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