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 Posted: Thu May 28th, 2015 07:22 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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