Buddy Wolff

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Title History

 

  • (Oklahoma) United States Tag Team titles w/Spoiler #1 defeating The Kentuckians (1971);
  • Texas Heavyweight title defeating Al Madril (November 3, 1975) — lost it to John Tolos;
  • Florida Heavyweight title defeating Steve Keirn (June 1977) — lost it to Dusty Rhodes;

 

Career Highlights

In The Beginning:

  • Les Wolff taught High School before he became a professional foodball player.
  • Les Wolff played defensive end for the Norfolk Neptunes after graduating St Cloud University.
  • Les Wolff was named rookie of the year his first year but retired to pursue wrestling.Getting into the Business:
  • July 8, 1968: Ole Anderson defeated Les Wolff in Fayetteville, North Carolina..
  • 1969: Before coming to Atlanta, Les Wolff feuded with Ole Anderson in the Carolina/Virginia area.
  • ~~~Les Wolff claimed Ole had purposely broken his nose in a training session when they were both training..
  • April 29, 1969: Gene Anderson & Ole Anderson defeated Les Wolff & Jesse James
  • July 24, 1969: Lars & Gene & Ole Anderson wrestled Les Wolff & Mr. Wrestling & Sam Steamboat in Winston Salem NC..
  • 1970–Atlanta Wresting TV: Les Wolff defeated Yasu Fuji by Submission with the Boston Crab.Wrestling in Georgia:
  • 1970: Les Wolff debuted under his real name defeating Cyclone Soto in Atlanta….
  • ~~~In his Television debut the next night, Les Wolff defeated Chati Youcouchi…..
  • ~~~Les Wolff pinned The Spoiler (Mike Davis aka Bugsy Magraw) the following week with a Thesz Flying Body Scissors..
  • ~~~Les Wolff held Assassin #1 (Tom Renesto was #1 at this time) to two time limit draws on Atlanta Television..
  • ~~~Les Wolff eventually did the same with Buddy Colt.
  • Les Wolff lost in two or three attempts to beat Paul Demarco including a match in the 2nd round of the GA Title Tournament..
  • Les Wolff vs El Medico (Luis Hernandez) ended in a drew on Atlanta Television..
  • Les Wolff teamed with El Mongol to defeat The Assassins on a reversed decision and also to beat The Blue Demons..
  • Les Wolff also defeated Alex Perez, Oki Shikina and Pedro Valdez while wrestling in Atlanta..
  • Les Wolff defeated Duke Savage (Apache Gringo) in about 1 minute with a Boston Crab on Atlanta TV..
  • Les Wolff’s last match in Atlanta was on TV with Joe Scarpa losing to Buddy Colt & Professor Kimura..
  • January 23 1970–Atlanta: Les Wolff defeated Bill Kane
  • January 27 1970–Macon: Les Wolff vs. Bill Kane ended in a draw..
  • January 30 1970–Atlanta: Les Wolff wrestled Buddy Colt .. (Result unknown)
  • February 6, 1970–Atlanta: Les Wolff defeated Bill Kane
  • Circa Jan /Feb 1970–Athens: Les Wolff defeated Assassin #1 (Tom Renesto)..
  • December 20, 1970: Mad Dog Vachon defeated Buddy Wolfe in Fargo, North Dakota..Wrestling in Dallas:
  • July 20, 1971–Dallas: Wolfe & Broncho Lubich drew Nick Kozak & Johnny Valentine
  • August 10, 1971–Dallas: Wolfe defeated George Scott
  • August 31, 1971–Dallas: Wolfe drew Nick Kozak
  • September 7, 1971–Dallas: Wolfe defeated Johnny ValentineThe Spoilers:
  • 1971: Buddy Wolff, as Spoiler #2, wore a mask and teamed with Spoiler #1 (Don Jardine) as The Spoilersin Oklahoma..Wrestling in New York:
  • October 16, 1972–WWWF: Buddy Wolfe debuted in the WWWF defeating Blackjack Slade
  • October 1972–WWWF: Buddy Wolfe defeated El Olympico
  • November 1972–WWWF: Buddy Wolfe defeated Sonny King
  • January 24, 1973: Pedro Morales defeated Buddy Wolfe to retain the WWWF World Title in White Plains, New York.
  • January 27, 1973: Chief Jay Strongbow (his old partner Joe Scarpa) defeated Buddy Wolfe (sub for Toru Tanaka)..
  • February 10, 1973–WWWF: Buddy Wolfe defeated Mike Conrad
  • February 26, 1973: Mil Mascaras defeated Buddy Wolfe in 9:46 at Madison Square Garden in New York City..
  • March 17, 1973: Gorilla Monsoon & Sonny King & El Olympico beat Buddy Wolfe & Moondog Mayne & Mr. Fuji in Queens..
  • March 26, 1973: Andre the Giant defeated Buddy Wolfe in less than one minute with an over the knee backbreaker.
  • ~~~~~~~~This would mark Andre the Giant’s Madison Square Garden debut and probably Wolfe’s only squash loss.
  • April 4, 1973: Buddy Wolfe & Bull Pommetti & Toru Tanaka vs. El Oympico & Sonny King & Gorilla Monsoon (result unknown)
  • April 21, 1973: Pedro Morales defeated Buddy Wolfe when Wofle’s head was split open and the match stopped.
  • April 30, 1973: Gorilla Monsoon defeated Buddy Wolfe at Madison Square Garden in New York City..
  • Through 1973: Buddy Wolfe frequently challenged Pedro Morales for the WWWF Title (Many matches saw Morales win by TKO)Wrestling Elsewhere:
  • December 28, 1976: Buddy Wolff wrestled Tommy Siegler
  • December 29, 1976: In an 8 Man Elimination Match.. (Tommy Siegler was possibly the last man standing)
  • ~~~Tommy Siegler/Jerry Brisco/Roberto Soto/Joe Leduc beat Buddy Wolff/Hans Schroeder/Buddy Roberts/Jerry Brown
  • January 29, 1977: Buddy Wolff & Ox Baker & Steve Strong vs Joe Leduc & The Brisco Brothers ended in a draw..
  • February 9, 1977: Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco defeated Buddy Wolff & Steve Strong
  • February 16, 1977: Billy Graham & Ox Baker & Buddy Wolff vs The Assassin & Dusty Rhodes & Joe Leduc was a Double DQ
  • February 23, 1977: Ox Baker & Buddy Wolff defeated The Brisco Brothers..
  • March 2, 1977: Buddy Wolff vs Joe Leduc ended in a draw..
  • March 9, 1977: Jos LeDuc & The Assassin defeated Ox Baker & Buddy Wolff ..
  • March 1977: Wolle (Wolff) defeated Steve Keirn in Tournament Final to win the Florida Heavyweight Title..
  • March 23, 1977: Buddy Wolff defeated Steve Keirn to retain the Heavyweight Florida title..
  • June 1977: Dusty Rhodes defeated Buddy Wolfe to win the Florida Heavyweight Title..
  • Late 70s/80s: Buddy Wolff formed an impressive team with Lars Andersonworking the AWA Hawaii and Florida..Retirement:
  • Later in life, Buddy Wolfe designed, patented, and marketed several body building devices.

    Robert L. Howell wrote: J.C. Dykes once observed that three young wrestlers, Les Wolff, Bob Armstrong & Paul Jones, were working hard at their craft and if their heath held, and they maintained focus and kept their egos in perspective they would be among the top wrestlers in America in a very few years. He was right.

 

Les Wolff left Georgia in 1970 and worked in the AWA under his real name. Then he worked Oklahoma as Don Jardine’s partner under the mask as Spoiler #2. The Spoilers won the US Tag Team titles in 1971 from the Kentuckians and lost them to Billy Lyons & Tom Jones. The “Buddy” seemed to come in on his next tour which was Texas. He had big feuds with Wahoo McDanial and Johnny Valentine. He wrestled Bobby Shane and Toru Tanaka not to mention Thunderbolt Patterson. The fact he was winning matches against these guys made Buddy Wolff a big name. A tour of Omaha and Australia followed. The bangs mustache and name change appeared with him in Texas. The heel turn came in Oklahoma but that was masked his full identity change was in Texas.