October 19, 1966: GRUDGE, GRUDGE, GRUDGE!- Handsome Johnny Barend vs The Missing Link
Photos courtesy of George Beppu.
On October 19, 1966, promoter Ed Francis presented a wrestling card at the Honolulu International Center Arena which featured a grudge match between Handsome Johnny Barend and The Missing Link.
Unfortunately, while we have several photographs of the undercards, we do not have any pictures from the two main events, the grudge match and the World's Tag Team Championship match.
The results of the main events were as follows:
Ray Stevens and Patt Patterson successfully defended their Wold Tag Team Championship by defeating Pepper Gomez and Victor Rivera before a turn away crowd of more than 8,000 people. Patterson scored the first fall by pinning Gomez but Gomez returned to down Stevens in the second fall. In the third fall, Stevens used a Bombs Away and a press to down Victor Rivera.
The Missing Link defeated Handsome Johnny Barend when Barend was counted out as he lay outside the ring.
In another match, Kongozan and the Mighty Atlas wrestled to a draw.
Dan Miller vs The Stomper
The Mongolian Stomper defeated Dan Miller in a one fall match.
The Stomper has Dan Miller in an arm bar.
Karl Gotch and Billy White Wolf vs Beauregard and Tarzan Taylor
Beauregard and Tarzan Taylor filled in for The Masked Vigilantes, who could not make it. The match ended in a draw.
Chief Billy White Wolf and Karl Gotch enter the ring.
Beauregard (forground) and his partner Tarzan Taylor.
Tarzan Taylor ties up Karl Gotch from behind.
Beauregard shows White Wolf his own Double Tomahawk Chop.
Beauregard applies the pressure on White Wolf as referee Wally Tsutsumi watches.
White Wolf recovers and slams Beauregard.
Tarzan Taylor leaves the ring after tagging Beauregard, who works over Karl Gotch.
Gotch and White Wolf crash Taylor and Beauregard's heads together.
Karl Gotch tries to pin Tarzan Taylor with Maiava's Surfboard hold.
Ripper Collins vs Neff Maiava
Ripper Collins regained the Hawaiian heavyweight title and Ring Magazine gold belt by defeating Neff Maiava.
Ripper Collins with his valet, Beauregard.
Maiava cinches a Front Facelock on Ripper Collins.
Ripper Collins applies his famous Atomic Drop on Neff Maiava.