Wednesday, May 26, 1976
The Greenville Police Department is seeking an unidentified
suspect in connection with the stabbing Monday night of a wrestler
during a fight after a match at Greenville memorial Auditorium.
A 79 year old man charged in connection with the scuffle with
two professional wrestlers is recovering in Greenville Memorial
Dept. Capt. Earl Watson are waiting for Oscar Henry Ramsey of
Rt. 4 White Horse Road to recover before arresting him on an
assault and battery with intent to kill warrant.
"The man is 79 and under a doctorís care at the moment
so we havenít served the warrant," Watson said.
Ramseyís head hit the floor during the fight. He was taken to
Greenville General Hospital where he was in fair condition. Police
are seeking a second man in connection with the fight.
Professional wrestler Ole Anderson was stabbed in the arm and
chest Monday night as he and his brother gene were headed to the
dressing room at Greenville Memorial Auditorium. They had lost an
exhibition match against Dino Bravo and Tim Woods.
Anderson was in Charlotte Tuesday recovering from the stab
Both Ramsey and Anderson were bleeding heavily at the scene of
Det. Billie Crain said doctors worked on Anderson four hours to
sew back cut tendons in his arm.
Crain said a second person was being sought in connection with
the fight. "He reportedly started the thing. I have a name,
but thatís all Iíve got to go on."
Reportedly some young spectators threw chairs in the path of
the wrestlers and they pushed them back.
"The more I get into the investigation, it seems a
discussion had gone on between the spectators, and Ramsey had been
pushed or shoved and apparently thatís when the knife was
used," Watson said.
"It wasnít a one-on-one situation," he said.
"It may have been that he (Anderson) thought he was defending
The fight was apparently provoked by someone else. At a
wrestling match, tempers are up anyway and emotions are
high," Watson said.