Sept 13, 1967: Curtis Iaukea vs Cowboy Bill Watts
Photos courtesy of George Beppu.
Big Time Wrestling from the Civic Auditorium in Honolulu. September 13, 1967. Promoter: Ed Francis
1st match: Nick Kozak vs Eric Frolich- 1 fall- 20 minute time limit. Result: Draw.
Billy White Wolf vs Tank Morgan
2nd match: Chief Billy White Wolf vs Tank Morgan. 2/3 falls to a 45 minute time limit.
Tank Morgan took the first fall with a Big Splash. White Wolf evened the match with an Oklahoma Crusher. White Wolf won the match when Tank Morgan was disqualified for throwing him over the top ropes.
Chief Billy White Wolf plays to the fans.
White Wolf Body Slams Tank Morgan.
White Wolf cranks up the pressure with an Arm Bar on Tank Morgan.
White Wolf about to land a Butt Bomb onto Morgan's chest.
White Wolf stomps on a downed Tank Morgan
Barend & Hady vs Collins & Schultz
Johnny Barend & Jim Hady went up against Ripper Collins & Dutch Schultz in a 2 out of 3 falls to a television curfew.
Dutch Schultz took the first fall with kicks and stomps on Jim Hady. Jim Hady evened the match with a sleeper hold on Schultz. Johnny Barend and Ripper Collins exchanged a few blows outside the ring and Barend climbed back into the ring. Collins also was trying to get back into the ring. But Barend kicked him out. The referee counted Collins out. Result: Johnny Barend & Jim Hady were victorious.
Ripper Collins puts the squeeze onto Johnny Barend as Dutch Schultz watches.
The Ripper, the Bull, & the Dutchman team up on Johnny Barend.
Dutch Schultz gets in his licks on a helpless Barend.
Barend gets the boot.
Jim Hady puts the Sleeper Hold on Dutch Schultz as Ripper Collins attempts a rescue.
Lord Blears watches from the first row as Barend takes more punishment.
Curtis Iaukea vs Bill Watts
The main event for the United States Championship (WWA) saw Champion Curtis "The Bull" Iaukea (368 lbs) defend his belt against challenger Cowboy Bill Watts (325 lbs.) in a 2 out of 3 falls to a 1 hour, 1 minute time limit. Result: Curtis Iaukea defeated Cowboy Bill Watts to retain the WWA United States belt.
Cowboy Bill Watts gets a Hawaiian welcome.
Both men lock up in the middle of the ring.
Watts powers by Iaukea with a Flying Tackle off the ropes.
Bill Watts about to slam Curtis.
The broad back of "The Bull."