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Portland Wrestlecast: Rip Rogers on teaming with Buddy Rose


On this week's Portland Wrestlecast, I talk to the one and only Rip Rogers for some great stories from a legendary time in the history of Northwest U.S. wrestling.

He first arrived in Portland, OR, in June 1979 when the territory was really starting to heat up thanks to the feud between "Playboy" Buddy Rose and "Rowdy" Roddy Piper.

Rogers had been wrestling less than two years when he replaced Ed Wiskoski as Rose's regular tag team partner. He joined a ton of talent in the territory at the time like Adrian Adonis, Ron Starr, Sal Bellomo, King Parsons, Killer Brooks and The Kiwi Sheepherders (better known as The Bushwhackers) Butch Miller and Luke Williams.

On the podcast, Rogers talks about how he got into Portland, teaming with Buddy, what he learned on the car rides, his thoughts on Dutch Savage, Don Owen, and the Portland Wrestling in-ring style. 

Note: this is an unedited interview which features some strong language that may not be appropriate for everyone.  

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