Roger Kirby



Title History

 

  • NWA (Mid America) United States Tag Team titles w/Les Thatcher defeating ????????? (????, 1967);
  • NWA (Gulf Coast) United States Tag Team titles w/Dennis Hall defeating Frank & Jack Dalton (Febuary 8, 1967);
  • NWA Gulf Coast Tag Team titles w/Dennis Hall Awarded (March 8, 1967);
  • NWA Gulf Coast Tag Team titles w/Dennis Hall defeating Don & Ron Carson (March 30, 1967);
  • NWA Gulf Coast Tag Team titles w/Dennis Hall defeating Don & Ron Carson (May 12, 1967);
  • NWA Central States Heavyweight title defeating Ron Etchison (May 10, 1968);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight title defeating Moondog Mayne (August 12, 1969);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight title defeating Moondog Mayne (October 14, 1969);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/Beauregard defeating Moondog Mayne & Tony Borne (December 6, 1969);
  • NWA Central States Heavyweight title defeating Danny Little Bear (April 3, 1970);
  • NWA (Central States) North American Tag Team titles w/Rock Hunter defeating ???????? (????, 1971);
  • NWA World Junior Heavyweight title defeating Danny Hodge (May 20, 1971);
  • NWA (Central States) North American Tag Team titles w/Angus Campbell defeating The Stomper & Danny Little Bear (June 29, 1972);
  • NWA (Central States) North American Tag Team titles w/Harley Race defeating Rufus R. Jones & The Stomper (November 2, 1972);
  • NWA Central States Heavyweight title defeating Omar Atlas (December ??, 1972);
  • NWA (Central States) World Tag Team titles w/Al Hayes defeating Jim Brunzell & Mike George (January 17, 1974);
  • NWA Central States Heavyweight title defeating Mike George (June ??, 1974);
  • NWA Georgia Tag Team titles w/Buddy Colt defeating Ole & Gene Anderson (November 1, 1974);
  • NWA Florida Tag Team titles w/Harley Race defeating ???????? (????, 1975);
  • NWA Florida Tag Team titles w/James J. Dillon defeating ???????? (????, 1975);
  • NWA Florida Tag Team titles w/Harley Race defeating Johnny Weaver & Dick Slater (April 16, 1975);
  • NWA Florida Tag Team titles w/Rip Hawk defeating ???????? (December ??, 1975);
  • NWA Florida Tag Team titles w/Rip Hawk defeating Omar & Cyclone Negro (????, 1976);
  • NWA (Mid America) Southern Tag Team titles w/David Schutlz defeating Big Bad John & Bill Dundee (May ??, 1976);
  • NWA Mid America Heavyweight title defeating ????????? (June ??, 1976);
  • NWA Mid America Heavyweight title defeating Bob Armstrong (October ??, 1976);
  • NWA Western States Heavyweight title defeating ?????????? (April ??, 1978);
  • WWA (Indianapolis) World Tag Team titles w/Igor Volkoff defeating Pepper Gomez & Wilbur Snyder (April 1, 1979);
  • WWA (Indianapolis) World Tag Team titles w/Paul Christy defeating ????????? (June 9, 1979);
  • WWC (World Wrestling Council) North American Heavyweight title defeating Invader I (October 29, 1979);
  • WWC North American Tag Team titles w/Dick Steinborn defeating Cyclone Negro & Hurricane Castillo (December 27, 1979);
  • WWA (Indianapolis) World Tag Team titles w/Guy Mitchell defeating Spike Huber & Dick the Bruiser (April 27, 1980);
  • AWA Southern Tag Team titles w/Guy Mitchell defeating Ricky Morton & Ken Lucas (November 24, 1980);
  • NWA Central States Tag Team titles w/Jerry Valiant defeating Eddie Gilbert & Ricky Romero (January 25, 1982);
  • NWA Central States Tag Team titles w/Jerry Valiant defeating Steve Regal & Dewey Robertson (March 25, 1982);
  • NWA Central States Tag Team titles w/Jerry Brown defeating Steve Regal & Dewey Robertson (April ??, 1982);
  • NWA Central States Heavyweight title defeating ???????????? (April 27, 1982);
  • NWA Central States Television title defeating Mark Romero (January 13, 1983);
  • NWA Central States Television title defeating Jerry Brown (July ??, 1983);
  • NWA Central States Tag Team titles w/Abdullah the Great defeating Buzz Tyler & Bob Brown (July 28, 1983);
  • NWA Central States Tag Team titles w/Abdullah the Great defeating Ron Ritchie & George Wells (August ??, 1983);

 

Career Highlights

 

  • December 14, 1939 Roger Kirby was born in Muncie, Indiana and raised in Dunkirk, IN..
  • January 25, 1975: Jerry Brisco & Rocky Johnson defeated Buddy Colt & Roger Kirby for the Georgia Tag Team titles..
  • April 1, 1978: Roger “Rip” Kirby & Igor Volkoff defeat Wilbur Snyder & Pepper Gomez to win the WWA Tag Team titles..
  • June 9, 1979: Roger Kirby & Paul Christy defeating Wilbur Snyder & Spike Huber to win the vacant WWA Tag Team titles..
  • October 7, 1979: Dick the Bruiser & Spike Huber defeat Roger Kirby & Paul Christy to win the WWA Tag Team titles..
  • AWA Comsikey Park 1980: Steve Regal beat Roger Kirby and competed in a Battle Royal later that night..
  • March 1982: Missing Link & Steve Regal defeated Roger Kirby & Jerry Valiant for the Central States Tag Team titles..
  • Roger Kirby used the Piledriver as a finisher, and often was fined for using it in states where the move was banned..
  • Roger Kirby was a close personal friend of Nature Boy Buddy Rogers..
  • Roger Kirby now works for The Kansas City Star and spends the rest of his time with family..
  • Roger Kirby enjoys hobbies like photography and raising tropical fish..
  • A special thank you to Samantha Kirby (Roger’s daughter) for emailing us and helping to complete this profile..

 

Born in Muncie, Indiana
Raised in Dunkirk, Indiana
Moved to St. Joseph, Missouri
Settled in Kansas City, Missouri