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February 26, 1972: 10-Man Tag Team Match

Photos courtesy of George Beppu.
February 19, 1972

On February 26, 1972 promoter Ed Francis presented a 10-man tag team match plus four other matches at the Civic Auditorium.

Sam Steamboat and Maddog Mayne take the fight into the crowd
Sam Steamboat and Maddog Mayne take the fight into the crowd.
Sam Steamboat has Maddog Mayne down on the mat
Sam Steamboat clenches his fist as a stunned Maddog Mayne catches his breath.
The Mighty Brutus has Jack Carson in the corner
The Mighty Brutus backs Jack Carson into the corner.

In earlier matches, The Mighty Brutus won over Jackie Carson. Jimmy Snuka topped Chuck Richards. Super Star Billy Graham, making his first appearance in Honolulu, defeated Pat O'Brien. In another match Sam Steamboat and Mad Dog Mayne were both disqualified for fighting outside the ring.

Super Star Billy Graham has Pat O'brien down on the mat
Super Star Billy Graham has Pat O'brien down on the mat.

Graham argues with referee Wally Tsutsumi
Graham argues with referee Wally Tsutsumi.

The Main event was a 10-man tag team match: Maddog Mayne an his cohorts Jack Bence, Superstar Billy Graham, The Mighty Brutus, and Chuck Richards took two out of three falls from the team of Sam Steamboat, Johnny Barend, Pat O'Brien, Jack Carson, and Jimmy Snuka.

wrestlers prepare for the match
The team of Barend, Snuka, Steamboat, Carson, & O'Brien await the start of the match.
Everyone piles on Super Star Billy Graham as he sits in the corner
Johnny Barend's team piles it on SuperStar Billy Graham's team as Graham gets squished in the corner.
Johnny Barend about to poke Maddog Mayne in the eyes
Johnny Barend about to punch Maddog Mayne in the face while Billy Graham remains tangled in the ropes.
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