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http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=P4lGAAAAIBAJ&sjid=oPIMAAAAIBAJ&pg=1445,2046012&dq=wrestling+kevin-sullivan&hl=en

 

Not sure if you have this one Ron ... I didn't see it on your site.  Going forward, if I find any others I will bump this thread back up.

 

Thursday, March 20, 1986
Lewiston Memorial Armory- Lewiston, ME 

Kevin Sullivan & The Purple Haze (w/Fallen Angel) vs. Blackjack Mulligan & Jumpin' Joe
Savoldi
Ugandan Giant Kamala vs. Supertsar Billy Graham
Ron Slinker vs. Barry Windham
plus: Robbie Ellis, Cpl. Terry Daniels, Dusty Wolf, Phil Apollo

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Sweet find.  No I did not have it.  Big thanks.  I owe you.

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I'm currently on the July 30, 1964 issue of the Albuquerque Tribune, page D-2 (or pg 41 as indexed by Newspaperacrhive.com) and in the box ad, it lists a match not included in the article just above it that runs down the rest of the lineup.

Billy Graham vs. Riki Renaldo

The rest of the card is as follows:

Monday, August 3, 1964
Civic Auditorium- Albuquerque, NM

The Sheik vs. Seaman Art Thomas
Tokio Tom vs. Ricci Romero
Sweet Georgia Brown vs. Betty Spencer
Steve Stanlee vs. Louis Tillett



The spellings are atrocious, even when compared to the article.  Given the geography of the show and in spite of the timeline , I could almost imagine SBG being here.  Thought you might like to know about it. 



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There was a Billy Graham (usually Bill Graham) who wrestled in Arizona in the 60s and 70s. This is most likely him and not the Superstar.



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Some results I have:

Thursday, December 12, 1963 – Sports Arena – Amarillo, TX
1) Dale Lewis defeated Joe Gump (12:30)
2) Ken Lucas defeated Bill Graham (8:35)
3) North American Tag Team Champions Dory Funk & Dory Funk, Jr. defeated Sputnik Monroe & Harley Race in three falls
4) North American Heavyweight Champion The Sheik defeated Pat O’Connor via CO in three falls

Thursday, January 9, 1964 – Sports Arena – Amarillo, TX
1) Ken Lucas fought Bill Graham to a draw
2) Dale Lewis defeated The Great Dane (7:25)
3) Dory Funk, Jr. & Wahoo McDaniel & Ricky Romero defeated Nelson Royal & Rodney Shane & Sputnik Monroe in three falls
4) Dan Miller defeated Harley Race in two straight falls

Thursday, January 16, 1964 – Sports Arena – Amarillo, TX
1) Luis Martinez fought Pat Kelly to a draw
2) Bill Graham defeated Rudy Kay (7:40)
3) Dan Miller defeated Joe Gump (6:15)
4) Ricky Romero & Dale Lewis defeated Ken Lucas & The Great Dane (6:40)
5) Wahoo McDaniel & Sputnik Monroe fought Nelson Royal & Rodney Shane to a draw
6) Dory Funk defeated North American Heavyweight Champion The Sheik due to blood stoppage in the third fall (referee: Jack Cain)

Thursday, January 23, 1964 – Sports Arena – Amarillo, TX
1) Pat Kelly defeated Rudy Kay (9:40)
2) Bill Graham defeated Joe Gump (7:15)
3) Sputnik Monroe & Ken Lucas defeated Ricky Romero & Luis Martinez (11:00)
4) Dan Miller defeated Rodney Shane (19:30)
5) North American Heavyweight Champion The Sheik defeated Wahoo McDaniel due to blood stoppage in the thrid fall

Thursday, January 30, 1964 – Sports Arena – Amarillo, TX
1) Bill Graham defeated Pat Kelly
2) Dan Miller & Dale Lewis defeated Nelson Royal & Rodney Shane
3) Ken Lucas defeated Ricky Romero in three falls
4) Killer Karl Kox defeated The Sheik via CO in three falls to win the Texas Brass Knuckles Trophy (referee: Fred White)

Thursday, February 6, 1964 – Sports Arena – Amarillo, TX
1) Sputnik Monroe & Joe Gump vs. Luis Martinez & Pat Kelly
2) Larry Hennig vs. Bill Graham
3) Wahoo McDaniel vs. Rodney Shane
4) Ken Lucas vs. Ricky Romero
5) Dan Miller vs. Killer Karl Kox
This card was cancelled due to a snow storm.

Thursday, February 13, 1964 – Sports Arena – Amarillo, TX
1) Pat Kelly defeated Rodney Shane (8:30)
2) Dale Lewis & Dan Miller & Sputnik Monroe defeated Nelson Royal & Ken Lucas & Killer Karl Kox (20:35)
3) Larry Hennig defeated Bill Graham (sub. Ricky Romero) in two straight falls
4) North American Heavyweight Champion The Sheik defeated Wahoo McDaniel in three falls

Thursday, February 27, 1964 – Sports Arena – Amarillo, TX
1) Larry Hennig & Ken Lucas defeated Wahoo McDaniel & Pat Kelly (12:45)
2) Dory Funk, Jr. defeated Bill Graham (10:30)
3) Dan Miller defeated Nelson Royal (20:40)
4) Fence Match: North American Heavyweight Champion The Sheik defeated Sputnik Monroe in three falls
Sputnik Monroe had stated that he would leave Amarillo should he not win the title.

Thursday, March 12, 1964 – Sports Arena – Amarillo, TX
1) Ken Lucas fought Mr. Bones to a draw
2) The Viking defeated Bill Graham (10:30)
3) Dan Miller defeated Fritz Von Erich via DQ in three falls
4) North American Heavyweight Champion The Sheik defeated Larry Hennig via DQ in three falls (referee: Benny Trudell)
Mr. Bones was Johnny Kace.

Thursday, April 30, 1964 – Sports Arena – Amarillo, TX
1) Tokyo Tom defeated Luis Martinez (10:35)
2) Bill Graham & Kilelr Karl Kox defeated Chuck Karbo & Mr. Bones
3) Ricky Romero defeated Fank Marconi (9:45)
4) Texas Death Match: Wahoo McDaniel defeated The Viking
5) Dory Funk, Jr. defeated Dan Miller in three falls
Mr. Bones was unmasked as Johnny Kace.

Thursday, May 7, 1964 – Sports Arena – Amarillo, TX
1) Bill Graham defeated The Viking (5:50)
2) Ricky Romero defeated Johnny Kace
3) Gorgeous Gus the Bear (sub. Victor the Bear) defeated Nelson Royal & Wahoo McDaniel (referee: Jack Cain) (Killer Karl Kox refused to face the bear)
4) The Sheik defeated Tokyo Tom via DQ (5:15)
5) Bill Miller & Dan Miller beat Dory Funk & Dory Funk, Jr. in three falls

Thursday, May 14, 1964 – Sports Arena – Amarillo, TX
1) Bill Graham defeated Chuck Karbo
2) Wahoo McDaniel defeated Killer Karl Kox via referee’s decision after a time limit draw (15:00)
3) Ricky Romero & Dan Miller defeated Tokyo Tom & Frank Marconi (16:30)
4) The Sheik defeated Nelson Royal in three falls
5) North American Heavyweight Champion Dory Funk defeated The Viking in three falls (referee: Jack Cain)

Thursday, May 28, 1964 – Sports Arena – Amarillo, TX
1) Dory Funk & Wahoo McDaniel fought The Viking & Nelson Royal to a draw
2) Tokyo Tom defeated Bill Graham (10:20)
3) Ricky Romero defeated Killer Karl Kox via DQ
4) Dory Funk, Jr. defeated Bill Miller in three falls
5) Dory Funk won a 14-man and 1 bear Battle Royal by eliminating Gorgeous Gus the Bear

Thursday, June 4, 1964 – Sports Arena – Amarillo, TX
1) Nelson Royal & Joe Samson & The Viking defeated Bill Graham & Dan Miller & Ricky Romero (13:00)
2) Wahoo McDaniel defeated Chuck Karbo (8:00)
3) Tokyo Tom defeated Killer Karl Kox in three falls
4) The Sheik defeated North American Heavyweight Champion Dory Funk via DQ in three falls (referee: Jack Cain)

Thursday, October 8, 1964 – Sports Arena – Amarillo, TX
1) Bill Graham defeated Tony Posa (8:05)
2) Rocky Montero defeated Jerry London (11:00)
3) Loser Leaves Town: Jack Cain defeated Bob Hamby
4) Dan Miller defeated Black Bart in two straight falls
5) The Red Raider defeated Killer Karl Kox in two straight falls

Thursday, October 15, 1964 – Sports Arena – Amarillo, TX
1) Killer Karl Kox & Art Nelson & Louie Tillet defeated Ricky Romero & Black Bart & Rocky Montero (15:45
2) Handicap Match: Don Curtis defeated Bill Graham & Tokyo Tom
i) Curtis defeated Graham (10:15)
ii) Curtis defeated Tom via DQ
3) Art Nelson fought Rocky Montero to a draw
4) The Red Raider defeated Dan Miller in two straight falls

Thursday, November 19, 1964 – Sports Arena – Amarillo, TX
1) Bob Geigel & Dory Funk, Jr. defeated El Mongol & Tokyo Tom
2) Killer Karl Kox fought Dan Miller to a draw
3) Ricky Romero defeated Bill Graham
4) Don Curtis defeated Art Nelson via DQ
5) The Red Raider defeated Dory Funk

Thursday, December 3, 1964 – Sports Arena – Amarillo, TX
1) Don Curtis defeated Dan Miller
2) Princess Little Cloud defeated Betty Boucher (12:15)
3) Killer Karl Kox defeated Bill Graham (7:45)
4) Dory Funk, Jr. defeated Tokyo Tom (8:10)
5) Ricky Romero defeated Art Nelson via DQ
6) The Red Raider defeated Dory Funk in three falls

Thursday, December 10, 1964 – Sports Arena – Amarillo, TX
1) The Mongol defeated Alex Perez via DQ (5:00) (referee: Jack Cain)
2) Tokyo Tom defeated Bill Graham (10:30)
3) The Red Raider defeated Ricky Romero
4) Don Curtis & Dory Funk & Dory Funk, Jr. defeated Killer Karl Kox & Dan Miller & Art Nelson in five falls

Thursday, January 14, 1965 – Sports Arena – Amarillo, TX
1) Don Curtis & Jose Lothario & Bill Graham defeated Duke Hoffman & Ken Lucas & The Lawman (14:30)
2) The Red Raider defeated Wahoo McDaniel (10:15)
3) Arabian Death Match: The Sheik defeated Dory Funk, Jr.
4) Johnny Valentine defeated Dory Funk in three falls to win the North American Heavyweight Title

Thursday, February 11, 1965 – Sports Arena – Amarillo, TX
1) Duke Hoffman won a 9-man Battle Royal
2) Tetsuro Sato defeated Bill Graham
3) Duke Hoffman defeated The Lawman
4) Art Nelson defeated Nick Roberts
5) Dory Funk & Don Curtis defeated Sputnik Monroe & Ken Lucas

Thursday, February 18, 1965 – Sports Arena – Amarillo, TX
1) Betty Niccoli defeated Florence Gidget
2) Sputnik Monroe & Ken Lucas defeated Duke Hoffman & Bill Graham
3) Tetsuro Sato defeated Nick Roberts
4) Don Curtis defeated Art Nelson
5) Dory Funk, Jr. defeated Johnny Valentine


Ron has this Arizona card on his site, but I don't think this is the Superstar:

Tuesday, February 8, 1972 – Community Center – Tucson, AZ
1) Jodie Arnold vs. John Kostas
2) Suni War Cloud & Eric Rommel vs. Apache Gringo & Bill Graham
3) Princess Tona Tomah vs. Marie Laverne
4) Ricky Romero vs. Pak Song
5) Lou Thesz vs. Moose Morowski
6) Terry Funk vs. Cyclone Negro



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However, some Arizona cards that DO feature SBG (clippings are on Newspaper Archive if you need them, Ron):

Friday, May 1, 1970 – Madison Square Garden – Phoenix, AZ
1) Eddie Lopez fought Spike Jones to a draw
2) Sweet Daddy Watts defeated Bobby Collins
3) Wayne Coleman defeated Kiko Torres
4) Arman Hussian & Ron Pritchard defeated El Diablo & Chuck Hondo
5) Tito Montez defeated Bearcat Wright

Friday, May 8, 1970 – Madison Square Garden – Phoenix, AZ
1) Sweet Daddy Siki & Spike Jones defeated Eddie Lopez & Arman Hussian
2) Patty Stevens defeated Marilyn Bender
3) Jody Arnold defeated Don Shark
4) Wayne Coleman fought Kiko Torres to a draw
5) El Diablo defeated Bobby Collins
6) Bearcat Wright defeated Tito Montez via DQ



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The Bill Graham in Amarillo during 1964 was Golden Boy Paul Christy.



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Thanks Kriss.  :P   I had just located the Wayne Coleman dates aproximately a week, or a week and a half ago.

As for the February 6, 1972 card from from Arizona.  I cant find anything to verify it was totally wayne Coleman or it wasn't.  I couldn't find anything with the other Bill Graham for 1972. 

At the time of these cards Billy Graham would have been able to be appear on this card.  I tried looking before these dates and after them, yet could not find another listing for Bill Graham, this was the only listing i could find for the time period I researched in 1972.  It is why I belived it to be Billy Graham.  Graham had wrestled in his hometown before as Wayne Coleman, then he changed his ring name after that to Billy Graham.  So Graham fits in here between the Shire Promotion and working in Hawaii for this date.  He also worked in Phoenix again in 1982 before returning to the WWF full time, while doing the TV tapings.

If I could find one other listing for Bill Graham in 1982 that was from any other month, i would eliminate that date from my record book.  But I cant locate one. 

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Could Dale Pierce know more about it? Not sure if he was living in Arizona back then

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WWWF @ Philadelphia, PA - Arena - April 25, 1978
Billy Graham, Luke Graham beat Ted Adams, Steve King
Billy Graham & Luke Graham beat Larry Zbyszko & SD Jones
WWWF @ Hamburg, PA - Fieldhouse - April 26, 1978
Billy Graham, Luke Graham beat Jose Estrada, Frank Rodriguez
Dino Bravo & Dominic DeNucci no contest Superstar Billy Graham & Luke Graham

And a non-SBG match
WWWF @ Hamburg, PA - Fieldhouse - June 7, 1978
All Star Wrestling taping:
Dark match after the taping: WWWF Tag Team Champions Dino Bravo & Dominic DeNucci vs. Superstar Billy Graham & Luke Graham (non-title match)
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Dino Bravo & Dominic DeNucci beat George Steele & Luke Graham (Steele subs Superstar Billy Graham)

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Thank you very much for those listings.

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One last new find for 2011... maybe your first for 2012 depending on the time zone:


ALL STAR WRESTLING
TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 1973 At 8:00 P.M.
Knox County Fairgrounds - Grandstand - Knoxvill*, ill.
 MAIN EVENT
Superstar BILLY GRAHAM vs. BILLY ROBINSON
 MAIN EVENT
RED BASTIEN vi. IVAN KOLOFF
OPENING EVENT
GEOFF PORTZ vs. LARRY HEINIENI (Lars Anderson)
ADDED ATTRACTION
BOB BRUGGERS vt. VIC ROSITANNI

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would be the first for 2012.  I jsut updated my site and the above has been added.   many thanks. 

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(MITCHELL, SOUTH DAKOTA)
ALL-STAR
WRESTLING
Mitchell Corn Palace - 8:00 p.m.  TUES., DEC. 11, 1973

MAIN EVENT Super Star Billy Graham vs. Reg Parks

Larry Heiniemi
and
Buddy Wolff
VS.
Ken Patera
and
Greg Gagne

Midget Tag Team Match
Frenchie LoMont
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Billy the Kid
vs.
Little Louie
and
Cowboy Lang

Opening Bout: Ric Flair vs. Paul Perschmann

GET TICKETS EARLY AT
Happy Chef Restaurant, Mitchell
Kandall's Discount Foods, Mitchell
Vi's Food Cenler, Mitchell
Sunshine Market, Mitchell
Hennctt's Market, Mitchell
Scoreboard, Mitchell
filue Bell 1GA, Mitchell
Stork Bar, I'arkston
Dakota House Cafe, Salem & Plankinton
ADMISSION PRICES
Ringside $4-00 Reserved $3.00
General Admission
Adults $2.00; Children under 12, $1.00
Sponsored by the
Exchange Club of Mitchell

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Ron-   On your 1985 SBG results you have a listing for Charleston on Thursday 3-7-85.   I have a clipping link below that promotes their usual Friday night show at County Hall, but it appears in the Thursday paper and references "Tommorow night".  

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=fgBgAAAAIBAJ&sjid=rQwNAAAAIBAJ&pg=2057,2311766&dq=ron+bass+wrestling&hl=en






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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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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is the SBG site still up and running. The usual URL doesn't seem to be working, and Ron hasn't posted for a few months.

Anyhoo, here's a new clipping for you, Ron. From 1979.

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10/24/73          Springfield, IL
Ken Patera & Red Bastien vs. Superstar Billy Graham & Ivan Koloff




Not sure if you had this listing, Ron.


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thanks everyone. :)

Where my site is hosted at, i have lsot contact with them. Their phone has changed and they dont reply to their emails. So I am currently working on it. Naturally my domnain name has expired cause it was also paid through them. If I cant get it up and running with them, I will have to just get another hosting site, and I will be using a different domain name since i cant get mine back unless i pay some outlandish fee that is hundreds of dollars.

I do have a update for the site, it is around 70 new Graham dates ranging from 1973 through 1987. Knocked the hell out of Florida for 1984. Less than probably 10 dates left for that year to show where he was booked for the CWF

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3/11/85 Mount Holly, NJ
Sgt Slaughter beat Ivan Koloff COR
Bob Backlund beat Ron Bass
Superstar Billy Graham beat Manuel Soto
Larry Zbyszko beat Rocky Jones
Pez Whatley beat JJ Dillon
Pete Sanchez drew Davey O’Hannon

That card minus "Pez Whatley beat JJ Dillon" allegedly happened on the day in Willingboro, NJ if there was no mixup. Source is Shedlock Vol. 10 Issue 6 Page 1, attendance was listed at 400

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The two towns are about 4 miles or less apart. I had seen the shedlock volumes about a year ago and tried to figure this out already. My thoughts are that it was probably advertised in the Willingboro newspapers for Mount Holly since they sit side by side almost. Willingboro sits on the west side of route 295, and Mount Holly sits on the east side. I have yet to get to that area to figure it all out.

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March 11, 1985 was a Monday, so it extremely unlikely they held both an afternoon card and evening card.  I think your hunch is probably correct.



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Doing more research into this date, James Morrison has given me information that leads to a total different city name. Burlington, NJ. That city is aprximately 2 to 3 miles north of both cities previously listed. I will be altering my record book to reflect Burlington, NJ.

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Hey Ron,

I just saw that there is confusion about the March 11, 1985 card in either Mount Holly/Burlington/Willingboro NJ. I live about twenty minutes from this area. I will try to got to the local library in that area in the next few weeks, and see if I can't help you with this.

Hope all is going well with your research.

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I don't know if you have this one from 1975

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Another one from 1975

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They came from the Belton newspaper correct? When I did my original research I used the Killeen newspaper. I had drove to Texas and at that time years and years ago, i had hit Dallas, Ft worth, Corpus Cristi, San Antonio, Houston. Also did Laredo and Victoria. I tried in Austin but could not find a paper that carried anything for advertising. I tried Temple, and got nothing. I tried Killeen, and found they ran once a month. I tried a few other small cities that I felt might be spot shows for Saturdays but with no luck.

I seen they used different boxs adds for the same venue. I kind of find that interesting. Killeen and Belton, if that is the paper, are what? 5 miles apart?



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They were from the Fort Hood Sentinel, the weekly newspaper for the military base.



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Here was my findings for 1975 in the eastern territory.  As always I am happy to see and get more clippings for a area I research

http://superstarbillygraham.com/cities/texas/html/1975.html

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With regards to the different ads... I think that the newspapers did the ads themselves, rather than the promoter sending them in. That explains the spelling mistakes. "Georffery Portz"



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From the Wrestling Wire newsletters

1/11/85 Norfolk
Steve Casey beat Joel Deaton
Manny Fernandez beat Black Bart
Magnum TA beat Ron Bass
Assassin #1 beat Barbarian via dq
Charlie Brown beat Superstar Billy Graham via dq
Don Kernodle & Dusty Rhodes beat Ivan Koloff & Nikita Koloff
TV Title: Dick Slater beat Tully Blanchard via dq

2/14/85 Trenton, NJ @ CYO Building
James J. Dillon beat Sam Houston
Sgt. Slaughter & Bob Backlund beat Ivan Koloff & Ron Bass
Sam Houston beat Joel Deaton 15:23
Johnny Weaver beat Doug Vines
Larry Zbyszko beat Mike Fever
Superstar Billy Graham beat Steve Casey

3/24/85 Roanoke
Steve Casey beat Arn Anderson
Pez Whatley beat Buddy Landell
Don Kernodle & Manny Fernandez beat John Tatum & Nikita Koloff
Jimmy Valiant beat Superstar Billy Graham
Magnum TA beat Ivan Koloff
Dusty Rhodes beat Tully Blanchard

5/17/85 Hampton
Patrick Tanaka draw Denny Brown
Black Bart beat Ricky Reeves
Buddy Landell beat Stoney Burke
Ron Bass beat Sam Houston
Ivan Koloff & Nikita Koloff beat Buzz Tyler & Dick Slater
Jimmy Valiant beat Superstar Billy Graham
TV Title: Tully Blanchard beat Magnum TA

11/14/85 Columbia, SC @ Township Auditorium
Denny Brown beat Mac Jeffers
Starship Eagle beat Jim Jeffers
Ron Garvin vs. The Barbarian via ddq
Terry Taylor beat JJ Dillon
Terry Taylor beat Buddy Landell
Jimmy Valiant & Billy Graham beat The Midnight Express
Dusty Rhodes, Magnum TA & Billy Jack Haynes beat Tully Blanchard, Ole Anderson & Arn Anderson

March 21, 1986 Walthan,MA - ICW TV Tapings
Superstar Billy Graham, Blackjack Mulligan beat The Scorpions
Superstar Billy Graham beat Scorpion #2
Superstar Billy Graham beat Carlos Kidd

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Thanks a lot for those.  I got 3 new listings, and the results for the other 3 i already had.  :)

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I was mainly looking for JCP, so maybe there is more in the Independent sections (no clue about Florida). I noticed by chance that Carlos Kidd was written differently than on your site. Looking at the other results of the taping I wondered if Eric Sbraccia's name was horribly mangled, but I couldn't find anything out about his possible debut date (which is the reason I only wrote SBGs matches , I would have just researched all those horrible North Eastern no names *g* )

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Not a new match, but you don't have the ad for this card (1975 San Antonio)

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Thanks Kriss, they will be added to my next update coming up as soon as I finish scanning all my material over and uploading all the new clippings I have either had given to me or researched myself.

I am at 31 new dates, 22 of them being the Mid-Atlantic 1985 for which I have begun to finally focus on.

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hoganfan4life wrote: Hey Ron,

I just saw that there is confusion about the March 11, 1985 card in either Mount Holly/Burlington/Willingboro NJ. I live about twenty minutes from this area. I will try to got to the local library in that area in the next few weeks, and see if I can't help you with this.

Hope all is going well with your research.

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What the problem here with this as I am seeing it, and now understanding it is as follows:

Mt. Holly, NJ is the location of the event by town name.

Burlington, NJ is from the the name of the school.  Burlington county vo-tech gym.

Willingboro, NJ is from the name who sponsored it. Rotary clubs and Zurbrugg health center in Willingboro, NJ.   The hospital was even one of the places selling the tickets.

Now i just need to locate one article or advertisement for this event.

 

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Is your SBG site still around, Ron?  Couldn't check this one against your listings but it was presented so nicely I had to post it.





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Yes it is, and those came actually from my research, meaning they are from my scans.  They match identically to the ones i scanned over.

I changed domain names over a year ago. from .net to .com

superstarbillygraham.com

Thank you for double checking.  :)

I am just getting all my stuff together and scanned over for my next update.  I am up to 71 new dates to add, and a right now I have 479 new clippings scanned over to add and still scanning as I get the time.  Since my mid atlantic area stuff is now so extensive, I am unsure what to do with it all.  I have now over 150 dates with listings and/or results that are not listed on the internet for 1985, and im still gaining more.  So that alone is a extensive amount of clippings and dates to scan/copy and then write up.  I want to make another trip back there and  go over the other dates I am getting leads to for dates and cities (spot shows) for 1985 in the mid atlantic.  I am now starting to understand the booking of the spot shows/cities and able to guess some uknown dates that actually work out.

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Saturday, August 22, 1970 – San Bernardino Arena – San Bernardino, CA
1) Billy Graham defeated Mando Lopez (10:31)
2) The Enforcer defeated Dr. Jerry Graham via DQ
3) Les Roberts & The Great Kojika defeated Ramon Ortega & The Enforcer
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2) Jim Byars defeated El Bandito (9:54)
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2) Black Gordman & Rocky Montero defeated Mando Lopez & The Enforcer (11:55)
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2) Rocky Johnson defeated Billy Graham (12:54)
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4) John Tolos fought Pedro Morales to a draw
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Thanks for the additional clippings to add to what I have for them cards. :)

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I decided to update my website today. It has been a few months since I have done it.

Uploaded another 361 newspaper clippings I have scanned over. This brings the total to 4,924 clippings to back up my Superstar Billy Graham website.

I have added another 93 matches also to it. Out of those 93 new ones, 64 are from the Mid-Atlantic area for 1985. I have mainly been concentrating on the Mid Atlantic area the past few months. I have gathered a total of over 150 new dates/line ups for 1985 that are no where else on the internet. Out of that 150 new dates/lineups 64 of them were Graham matches.

I now in my head am starting to understand the booking of the mid atlantic area. So I have about 50 more dates to check out that are not on the internet going by how they were booking the smaller towns, they should work out just as I can see it in my head. I wish I would have understood this before I spent over 2 weeks there on my last trip, I'd be farther ahead with this territory for research.

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Don't know if you have these or not, but did not see them on the site, so figured I'd post them here....

San Jose, CA 5/19/71



Knoxville, IL 8/21/73



Watsonville, CA 1/8/72

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Thanks :)

They will be included on the next update, ang no I did not have them.

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You have the results but a little extra info courtesy of Shane Heimberger's first-hand accounts.

SBG beat Chief Jay Strongbow by count out. SBG was a substitute for Mr. Saito.

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Bumping this up for Ron with an ICW poster I ran across on the New England Pro Wrestling Classics Facebook page. I don't know if you're on FB, so I copied it for your reference.




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Ron, the card this date of 6/15/86 has been listed on your site as Schenectady but if it's the Colonie Coliseum aka Starlite Theater, the article I have seems to place it in Cohoes, NY near Latham, NY.  One of those close-by things we discussed yesterday.   The building address was 625 Columbia Street Extension which comes up as Cohoes.



Here's a neat look at the Coliseum building from when they were set to raze the place in 2012.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUSpaq_57cM


6/15/86            Latham, NY @ Coliseum Theatre-7:30pm

Scheduled: Superstar Billy Graham, Sgt. Slaughter, Wendi Richter



6-15-86 news clipping

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Thanks for that extra information.  Much appreciated. I had found the clippings I had in the Schenectady paper.
That was a interesting venue from the video

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Ron, the link you have on your site for this card has two preview columns.  The results and preview ad are here, with only one undercard substitution (this post and the next one).  
3/27/76            Trumbull, CT @ Trumbull High School


WWWF Tag Team title: Louis Cerdan & Tony Parisi (c) beat Superstar Billy Graham & Bugsy McGraw (2-0; won 1st fall by DQ)
Kevin Sullivan beat Crusher Blackwell-COR
Pat Barrett beat Louis Cyr
Pat McGuinness beat Pinky Larson (sub for Pete Reeves)
Rocky Tamayo beat Toro Maldonado



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3/27/76 Trumbull, CT recap


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Your site has an article for this card but here's a newspaper ad, to add.


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July 1974        Thief River Falls, MN @ Sports Arena
 
 
Superstar Billy Graham vs. The Crusher
Nick Bockwinkel vs. Wahoo McDaniel
Ray Stevens vs. Geoff Portz
Baron Von Raschke vs. Ivan Putski



NEWS ARTICLE JULY 1974 THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN


Ron, maybe you can make a determination on the exact date for this card.   The scan hides the details due to its haphazard reproduction.   I haven't found any details on the page that help me narrow down what day it was published either; too many small town sports that don't have archives!   The AWA schedule and talent on the known cards that month lead me to think the date might be 7/23/74, and they have another business ad on the same page for the 24th.



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In my records and clippings I have it as July 29, 1974

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July 29, 1974

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Ron wrote: In my records and clippings I have it as July 29, 1974


Thank you Sir.  I'll add it to the AWA thread as well.  

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One Fan Gang wrote: Ron, the card this date of 6/15/86 has been listed on your site as Schenectady but if it's the Colonie Coliseum aka Starlite Theater, the article I have seems to place it in Cohoes, NY near Latham, NY.  One of those close-by things we discussed yesterday.   The building address was 625 Columbia Street Extension which comes up as Cohoes.



Here's a neat look at the Coliseum building from when they were set to raze the place in 2012.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUSpaq_57cM


6/15/86            Latham, NY @ Coliseum Theatre-7:30pm

Scheduled: Superstar Billy Graham, Sgt. Slaughter, Wendi Richter



6-15-86 news clipping



ANOTHER UPDATE
6/15/86            Latham or Cohoes, NY @ Coliseum Theater-7:30pm
 
 
Sgt. Slaughter vs. Kaluha
Superstar Billy Graham vs. Damien Kane
Ladies title: Wendi Richter (c) vs. TBA
Rocky Jones & Larry Winters vs. The Masked Executioners
Salvatore Bellomo vs. D.C. Drake
Sheik Al Shaad vs. Jack Hill

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2/27/71            Redding, CA @ Redding Civic Auditorium-8:30pm


Lumberjack Rules: Peter Maivia & Ray Stevens vs. The Great Brutus & Pat Patterson
Rocky Johnson vs. The Great Pampero
Pepper Martin vs. Paul DeMarco
Billy Graham vs. Glenn Shelley

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