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VINTAGE WRESTLING: World Class in Dallas 40 yrs. ago featuring Von Erich & Putski, who were the top NWA Title contenders?

Feb 25, 2013 - 3:19:45 PM
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WWE is bringing Raw to Dallas, Texas on Monday night. Nearly 40 years ago to-the-day, World Class Championship Wrestling (then Big Time Wrestling) headlined The Sportatorium in Dallas with Fritz Von Erich and "Polish Power" Ivan Putski against Gary Hart's duo of the Missouri Mauler and Canadian wrestler The Brute.

The NWA-sanctioned card held on February 27, 1973 also featured Jose Lothario in a top singles match.

Big Time Wrestling's program for the event also includes the "Official NWA World Title Rankings." At the time, Dory Funk, Jr. was the NWA World's Heavyweight champion. The Top 10 Contenders, which leaned toward Fritz's promotion, were:

(1) Fritz Von Erich
(2) Jose Lothario
(3) Johnny Valentine
(4) Jack Brisco
(5) Rubin Juarez
(6) The Spoiler
(7) Spiros Arion
(8) Dewey Robertson
(9) Missouri Mauler
(10) Rick Hunter

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