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ANDERSON BROTHERS CLASSIC HOME PAGE
Andersons Plan to Get Becker and
in Thursday Match
January 4, 1968, Elon College,
A big grudge match and a six-man tag team bout highlights the best
professional wrestling program ever presented in Alamance County
The action will begin at the Elon College Gymnasium at 8:15 o’clock.
Spectators are urged to come as early as possible to assure getting
good seats. Huge crowds have attended all matches held in the
The main event Thursday has the Anderson Brothers, Gene and Lars,
against the popular duo of Johnny Weaver and George Becker.
On TV programs last weekend, the Andersons told a huge TV audience
that they would murder Weaver and Becker.
“We have college educations,” said Lars, “and we’re smarter than
Weaver and Becker. They are not in our class. We’re going to show
them up for what they are - just third-rate wrestlers who have been
getting by on the easy competition for years.”
Frankly, the Andersons are about the dirtiest fighters around and
will try to use their roughhouse tactics and dirty tricks to beat
Becker and Weaver. The match will be best of three falls with an
hour time limit.
The semifinal match rivals the main event for six well-known stars
will be featured. The Masked Infernos and their cowardly manager, J.
C. Dykes, will face Chief Little Eagle, Bobby Red Cloud and Nelson
Royal in a six-man tag match.
The Infernos have drawn much criticism for their extremely cruel
tactics which have even included burning their opponents. The
Infernos are from Europe, and Dykes usually stays on the outside of
the ring and gives instructions to his boys with a whistle. But
he’ll have to leave the whistle at home Thursday night and take his
chances in the ring.
To open the action, very popular Roger Kirby faces newcomer Hiro
Matsuda, a very tough Japanese grappler.
Advance tickets are on sale at Alamance Sporting Goods, Eckerd’s and
Rose’s at Curn-Park Plaza, Fairchild Baseball Park, Lilien and Lee
and Graham Soda Shop. To avoid lines at the box-office Thursday
night, fans are urged to get tickets in advance, if possible.