Big Time Wrestling San Francisco

Buddy Rose/Texas Red vs Mando Guerrero/Ted Heath (Big Time Wrestling 1978)
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M & M San Jose Wrestling promos 1979
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Roy Shire's Northern California wrestling territory is invaded by M & M promotions in 1979. Here are some promos from that time.

San Francisco Wrestling # 5
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San Francisco Wrestling # 5 features Roddy Piper vs Tony Milan. This is Piper's debut in The Bay Area. Also Playboy Buddy Rose faces off against Jerry Monte. Then an interview with the Playboy.

Portland Wrestling documentary (circa 1976)
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Portland Wrestling documentary from 1976 featuring interviews with Tony Borne, The Royal Kangaroos (Jonathan Boyd and Norman Frederick Charles III), Johnny Eagles, Bull Ramos, Dutch Savage, Jimmy Snuka and promoter Elton Owen. This documentary also features footage of (one half of the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Champions with Dutch Savage at the time) Jimmy Snuka vs Yasuyuki Fujii (Tami Samoa (Cocoa Samoa) could be the referee, but I'm not certain.), Bull Ramos vs Keith Frank (Adrian Adonis) (referee Shag Thomas) and The Royal Kangaroos (Jonathan Boyd and Norman Frederick Charles III) vs Johnny Eagles and Manny Cruz (José González) (referee Shag Thomas) from the Saturday, March, 20th., 1976 edition of Portland Wrestling from the Portland Sports Arena and Eric Froelich vs Matti Suzuki (referee Shag Thomas), Al Madril vs Bill Francis (referee Shag Thomas), (one half of the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Champions with Dutch Savage at the time) Jimmy Snuka and Tami Samoa (Cocoa Samoa) vs Jack Bence and Haru Sasaki (referee Shag Thomas) and Bull Ramos vs Bruce Smith (referee Shag Thomas) from the Saturday, April, 3rd., 1976 edition of Portland Wrestling from the Portland Sports Arena. There is also footage of Dutch Savage vs Jesse Ventura (with Bull Ramos in his corner). That match main evented both the March, 20th and April, 3rd cards. I'm not sure if the footage is from just one of the cards or both. (If it was from the March, 20th card Ventura was the NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight at the time and if it was from the April, 3rd card Savage beat Ventura for that belt. But either way Savage was one half of the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Champions with Jimmy Snuka.) There's also clips of television interviews with Jonathan Boyd, Bull Ramos, Dale Lewis and Dutch Savage being interviewed by Portland Wrestling announcer Frank Bonnema. There is also footage of Jimmy Snuka punching Bull Ramos with Jesse Ventura by his side and Bull Ramos whipping Dale Lewis.

Texas Red (Red Bastien) vs Reno Tuufuli
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Texas Red (Red Bastien) faces Reno Tuufuli on the Saturday, September, 16th., 1978 edition of (Roy Shire's) Big Time Wrestling from the KTXL channel 40 studio in Sacramento. (Announcer Hank Renner is on commentary for this match.)

Announcement of the passing of Moondog Mayne
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Buddy Rose cuts a promo during a taping of "Big Time Wrestling" for a 8/19 match with Moondog Lonnie Mayne at the Cow Palace. Unfortunately, Moondog had just passed away, as it is later announced. A book covering Roy Shire's wrestling territory and 100 years of Northern California pro wrestling history has just been released. Info on the 350-page book, which has over 200 photos, can be found at this link: http://whenitwasbigtime.blogspot.com/

MIGHTY IGOR vs JOHN DAVIDSON Detroit Big Time Wrestling
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1960s,1970s Big Time Wrestling From Detroit

Big Time Wrestling
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San Francisco # 7
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San Francisco # 7 features Don Murocco vs Ricky Thonpson. Also clips of Dean Ho vs Alexis Smirrnoff. Plus Ringside Interviews with Don Muroco, Dean Ho and Promoter Roy Shires.

RON STARR WINS THE '79 COW PALACE BATTLE ROYAL
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Hard to find footage of the 1979 San Francisco Battle Royal, an annual tradition in Roy Shire's Big Time Wrestling Promotion. A book covering Roy Shire's wrestling territory and 100 years of Northern California pro wrestling history has just been released. Info on the 350-page book, which has over 200 photos, can be found at this link: http://whenitwasbigtime.blogspot.com/

Best Of 70s Big Time Wrestling Vol 1-5
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Led by the NWA in Detroit this territory was highlighted as the first renegade promotion in the USA, their battles were bloody their feuds were intense with such stars as The Sheik, Terry Funk, Mark Lewin, Andre The Giant & Bobo Brazil. This series isn't just matches but the best interviews and segments from this dynamic Wrestling Federation.

San Francisco Early 70's Wrestling - Pt. 2
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Red Bastein, Haystacks Calhoun, Rocky Johnson, Ray Stevens, Wrestling Bear and more! A book covering Roy Shire's wrestling territory and 100 years of Northern California pro wrestling history has just been released. Info on the 350-page book, which has over 200 photos, can be found at this link: http://whenitwasbigtime.blogspot.com/

Piper Can't Buy off Moondog Mayne
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During the 70's Roddy Piper wanted the U.S. Heavyweight title so bad, he was even willing to pay Moondog Mayne to put it on the line in their upcoming match at the San Francisco Cow Palace. Moondog responds the only way he can...

Moondog Lonnie Mayne vs Pat Patterson - San Francisco 70's
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"Moondog" Lonnie Mayne challenges Pat Patterson in Roy Shire's territory in this rare classic match from the early 70's that takes place at The Cow Palace in San Francisco. And High Chief Peter Maivia is the Special Referee! :D A book covering Roy Shire's wrestling territory and 100 years of Northern California pro wrestling history has just been released. Info on the 350-page book, which has over 200 photos, can be found at this link: http://whenitwasbigtime.blogspot.com/

Buddy Rose vs Jimmy Snuka
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Buddy Rose takes on Jimmy Snuka on the Saturday, August, 26th., 1978 edition of (Roy Shire's) Big Time Wrestling from the KTXL channel 40 studio in Sacramento. After the match announcer Hank Renner interviews Rose about the upcoming tournament for the San Francisco version of the NWA United States Heavyweight Championship at the Cow Palace in San Francisco on Saturday, September, 16th., 1978 after was title was held in escrow after the death of Moondog Mayne on Sunday, August, 13th., 1978 in San Bernardino, California. (Renner was on commentary for the match.)

Fresno's Fabulous Past Program 3:  Big Time Wrestling
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Dale Mehl goes back in time to break down Big Time Wrestling in Fresno.

Buddy Rose vs Pepper Gomez
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Buddy Rose takes on Pepper Gomez in a 2 Out Of 3 Falls Match on the Saturday, July, 15th., 1978 edition of (Roy Shire's) Big Time Wrestling from the KTXL channel 40 studio in Sacramento. (Announcer Hank Renner is on commentary for this match.)

Roy Shire Cow Palace Saturday, September, 16th., 1978
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From the Saturday, September, 2nd., 1978 edition of (Roy Shire's) Big Time Wrestling Big Time Wrestling from the KTXL channel 40 studio in Sacramento announcer Hank Renner introduces seven of the ten participants in the Saturday, September, 16th., 1978 tournament for the vacant San Francisco version of the NWA United States Heavyweight Championship that was put into escrow after the passing of the former United States Heavyweight Champion Moondog Mayne on Sunday, August, 13th., 1978 in San Bernardino, California. Renner also interviews promoter Roy Shire about the rules and formatting of the tournament. (Jimmy Snuka was one half of the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Champions with Dutch Savage at this time.)

Roy Shire's Big Time Wrestling Closing Credits
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Roy Shire's TV Wrestling Show taped in Sacramento, CA. A book covering Roy Shire's wrestling territory and 100 years of Northern California pro wrestling history has just been released. Info on the 350-page book, which has over 200 photos, can be found at this link: http://whenitwasbigtime.blogspot.com/

Ox Baker. Big Time Wrestling 1977
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Big Time Wrestling.1977

San Francisco # 2
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Samoans Afa & Sika on Roy Shire's
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Afa & Sika decide to get paid for brawling in Northern California rather than doing it for free as fans at the Cow Palace. From Jan. 1979. A book covering Roy Shire's wrestling territory and 100 years of Northern California pro wrestling history has just been released. Info on the 350-page book, which has over 200 photos, can be found at this link: http://whenitwasbigtime.blogspot.com/

Don Muraco vs Ric Thompson (Big Time Wrestling 1978)
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Match is followed by one of the best promos ever by Muraco about Dean Ho and Roy Shire

Haystacks Calhoun vs Killer Brooks - Big Time Wrestling (1973)
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Haystacks Calhoun vs Killer Brooks at The Cincinnati Gardens in Cincinnati Ohio.

Roy Shire United States Heavyweight Championship Tournament
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Announcer Hank Renner interviews promoter Roy Shire on the Saturday, August, 26th., 1978 edition of Shire's Big Time Wrestling program from the KTXL channel 40 studio in Sacramento about the death of the San Francisco version of the NWA United States Heavyweight Champion Moondog Mayne, the United States Championship going into escrow and how a new champion will be crowned.

California Wrestling Shire 1978
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Big Time Wrestling (Sacramento) 1978
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October - November - December 1978

00:00 Pat Barrett vs. Buck Zumhofe
05:25 Ed Wiskoski, Ken Ramey & Buddy Rose Promos
10:17 Ron Pope vs. John Tolos Arm Wrestling Match
12:45 Ken Ramey & Buddy Rose Promo
13:20 Jimmy Snuka vs. Buddy Rose (3rd fall) from November 11, at the Cow Palace
19:37 Jimmy Snuka Promo
23:00 Ken Ramey & Buddy Rose Promo
27:40 Ed Wiskoski & John Tolos vs. Red Bastien & Bill Ash
45:14 Ed Wiskoski & John Tolos Promo
49:29 Ron Pope vs. Ed Wiskoski Arm Wrestling Match
57:38 Buddy Rose & Ed Wiskoski vs Red Bastien & Jerry Monti
01:02:15 Ken Ramey, Ed Wiskoski & Buddy Rose Promo
01:06:00 Ron Pope Promo
01:07:23 Ron Starr & Dean Ho Promo for October 28th
01:10:58 Ed Wiskoski vs. Art Dominguez
01:20:24 Buddy Rose & Ed Wiskoski Promo
01:25:10 Ed Wiskoski vs. Jerry Monti
01:34:37 Ed Wiskoski Promo
01:36:18 Ed Wiskoski vs. Texas Red
01:55:04 Ed Wiskoski and Texas Red Promos for October 21rst

San Francisco Early 70's Wrestling pt. 1
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From the Cow Palace in San Francisco comes this rare early 70's 8 mm footage. Included is footage of Rocky Johnson, Pepper Gomez, Ernie Ladd, Bruno Sammartino, and more!

A book covering Roy Shire's wrestling territory and 100 years of Northern California pro wrestling history has just been released. Info on the 350-page book, which has over 200 photos, can be found at this link: http://whenitwasbigtime.blogspot.com/

NWA California
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" ...from 1978/1979. They are a mix
of TV from the LA Olympic and also the studio up in San Francisco. "

Roy Shire's San Francisco 1978 - News profile on Pro Wrestling
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The late "Playboy" Buddy Rose is interviewed as part of a profile on Pro Wrestling by a local San Francisco news channel. A book covering Roy Shire's wrestling territory and 100 years of Northern California pro wrestling history has just been released. Info on the 350-page book, which has over 200 photos, can be found at this link: http://whenitwasbigtime.blogspot.com/

Alexis Smirnoff Pat Patterson Feud
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Alexis Smirnoff & Pat Patterson's 1977 Big Time Wrestling feud in Northern California.

Moondog Mayne 1978 San Francisco Promo
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Moondog talks to Hank Renner about an upcoming battle royal at the Cow Palace in January, 1978.




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