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|Was wading through the McComb papers, and ran across these clippings. Any idea on who promoted these? Buck Robley? Originally advertised as "Super Pro" Wrestling. Then, by the end of August, no longer had that moniker. World Class promoted a show there in October. Talent level was pretty good starting off. Did they have any TV?
3/1/86 Loranger, LA - Coliseum ("Super Pro" Wrestling)
Mr. Wrestling II vs Mike George
Buck Robley, Jerry Oates and Ted Oates vs The Assassin, Bull Ramos and Alexis Smirnoff (managed by Skandor Akbar)
King Cobra vs Chick Donovan
Scott Casey vs Bobby Duncum
David L. Roth vs Mike Boyette
4/4/86 Loranger, LA - Coliseum ("Super Pro" Wrestling)
Mr. Wrestling II and Buck Robley vs Kamala and Skandor Akbar (No DQ's must be a winner)
Ted Oates vs The Grappler
Tiger Mask vs Danny Davis
Tom Jones vs Buddy Dixon
Terry Lathan vs Tony Torres
5/16/86 Loranger, LA - Coliseum ("Super Pro" Wrestling)
The Samoans (Afa and Sika) vs The Scorpions (w/ manger "Wonderful Wendell Weatherly)
The Tonga Kid vs The Hangman
The Hollywood Blonde vs Jules Strongbow
The Great Kokina vs Mike Jones
Sonny King vs The Hollywood Blonde #2
8/9/86 Loranger, LA - Coliseum ("Super Pro" Wrestling)
--16 Man, $2,000 Battle Royal--
Mike Jones, Greg Brown and The Snowman vs The Medics and The Hangman
The Smurfs vs The Easy Riders (Advertised as Midget Tag Team Match)
Ricky Allen vs Steve Reeves
Big "B" vs Krusher Knopps (or Krusher Kinard?)
Pretty Boy Glen vs The Super Star
8/30/86 Loranger, LA - Coliseum
The Super Star and Sonny King vs The Easy Riders
Chick Donovan vs Buck Robley
Mike Jones vs Krusher Kinard
Cousin Ed vs The Hangman
The Easy Rider #1 vs The Super Star
10/4/86 Loranger, LA - Coliseum
Joyce Grable vs Terry Shawn (Terry Shane??)
Little Tojo vs The Black Cowboy
Also.. Mr. Wrestling, The Assassin, Chick Donovan, The Easy Riders, and more..
11/15/86 Loranger, LA - Coliseum
The Assassin vs Porkchop Cash (for the Southern All-Star Wrestling Title)
Buck Robley vs Marcelli Pringle
Little Yoyo (Tojo?) vs The Warrior
Mike Boyette (w/Sweetie Pie) vs Don Johnson
The African Savage vs Mark Austin
Mike Williams vs Triple Six
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The Ayatollah Of Rock And Rolla
|LOl at "The Smurfs".
Not much, but it is something:
|LOL, yeah, I thought that was pretty funny as well. Thanks for the link!
|I saw one Super Pro card live at the Landmark Hotel in Metairie, LA around March of 86. There was no tv that I was aware of. I did't know they had shows in Loranger.
Offhand the main event was Buck Robley, Wrestling II, Jerry Oates vs Assassin, Rock Hunter & Mike George? Will have to check on the undercard when I get home. I assumed it was Buck promoting, but nothing official.
Hall Of Famer
|Mike Jones = Virgil?
The cast of characters looks like some of the iterations of small indys I have video on from the time frame. The names escape me off the top of my head but it's different than Super Pro.
One Fan Gang
|Based on the talent that is being used across that particular year, it appears to be an amalgamation of Buck Robley booked Talent mixed with East Coast guys with Wild Samoan Afa. The appearance of Jules Strongbow could lend credence to it being Rob Russen as well, and perhaps there was joint promotion in cooperation indifferent quantities during this time.
Hall Of Famer
|Here is an indy card from New Jersey with some of the same wrestlers as the 4/4/86 card in Loranger, LA. The promotion was billed as the TWWF which I think stood for Trans-World Wrestling Federation.
June 27, 1986 - Randolph High School Gym - Randolph, NJ
1. Tonga Kid vs. Ox Baker
2. Wendi Richter vs. Princess Jasmine
3. The Wild Samoans vs. The Hollywood Blondes
4. Ivan Putski vs. Bobby Duncum
Plus Jules Strongbow, The Russian Scorpions, Charlie Fulton, Yukon Jack, and The Great Kokina
One Fan Gang
|Trans-World was definitely affiliated with Afa at one time. It was funny to hear an interview with Tonga Kid where he basically said that with such a large Samoan contingent in wrestling, they spun off to other countries such as Tonga and Fiji just to add diversity and give them representation.