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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..