Video: Nature Boy Buddy Rogers vs Abe Jacobs – United States Championship Match
Nature Boy Buddy Rogers defends his United State Championship against the challenger from New Zealand, Abe Jacobs. This match features Buddy Rogers’ manager Bobby Davis and commentary from Haystacks Calhoun. Things would get out of hand when the humongous Haystacks Calhoun got involved and got his hands on Bobby Davis.
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60 years ago Aug 30 1962 MLG Toronto: The third Buddy Rogers vs Bruno Sammartino matchup ends when Bruno misses a dropkick and lands awkwardly on the ropes. Captured in a clip from our MLG Film at Toronto Classic Wrestling on YouTube youtu.be/4nkUFI86bnY
Film from Maple Leaf Gardens Aug 1962. The first meeting between World champ Buddy Rogers and Bruno Sammartino in July 1962 ends when Bruno can’t continue after hitting the mat head first and is is unable to get up before the 10 count. Two weeks later in front of 14,000 fans Bruno controls the bout and when Rogers attempts to leap over Bruno he gets hit below the belt by a charging Sammartino. Ref Tiger Tasker is ready to declare Bruno the new champ but Bruno, being the rule abiding hero, addresses the fans (in Italian) refusing to accept the title under the circumstances. A rematch is set for August. For the 3rd meeting (film clip) in front of 14,000 again (and with traffic jams outside MLG) Bruno gives Rogers a beating but Sammartino tries for another drop kick and lands badly on the ropes. Tasker declares him done. Rogers takes the win, and next returns to Toronto to lose the title to Lou Thesz in Jan 63. Film courtesy mapleleafwrestling.com