March 7, 1963: Buddy Austin & The Great Scott defeated Buddy Rogers & Handsome John Barend for the WWWF Tag Team titles.
Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling:
1979: Buddy Rogers showed up in Mid Atlantic, where Flair was the top heel, and challenged him to a “Battle Of The Nature Boys”.
~~~Ric Flair ended up coming out on top of this bitter feud with his childhood hero, but we had not heard the last of Buddy Rogers.
Buddy Rogers briefly left the Mid Atlantic region, before returning as a heel manager.
Buddy Rogers managed the hated Jimmy Snukaand Gene Anderson (among others) to many championships.
World Wide Wrestling Federation:
Buddy Rogers was hired back by the WWWF to do an interview segment called “Rogers’ Corner”.
Buddy Rogers pulled a heel Jimmy Snuka away from heel manager Cpt. Lou Albano.
Buddy Rogers had uncovered that Lou Albano was ripping Jimmy Snuka off contractually in the WWWF.
~~~Jimmy Snuka went from most hated wrestler in the WWWF to most loved by fans practically overnight.
Buddy Rogers was actually preparing for a comeback to the ring at the age of 70 to face another “Nature Boy”, Buddy Landel.
~~~The match was to take place at an upcoming Tri-State Wrestling Alliance (ECW’s predecessor) show when he passed away.
June 26, 1992: The Nature Boy Buddy Rogers died of a heart attack.
Buddy Rogers was one of the most hated villains in Wrestling history.
February 20, 1921
Height and Weight
The Original Nature Boy
Figure Four Leglock
Bozo Brown (Frank Hickey)
Don leo Jonathan
Cpt Lou Albano