Memphis Wrestling Hoodie: Buddy Landel on Top of the World
$35.00 - $39.00
Buddy Landel was just another midcarder in Memphis until he bleached his hair platinum blonde, aligned himself with the nefarious Jimmy Hart and carried on the great heel tradition that began with Buddy Rogers. Rising from the cigarette ashes, "Nature Boy" Buddy Landel quickly won the NWA Mid-American title from Dutch Mantell in Memphis before making his mark in Mid-South.
From there, Budro set his gorgeous eyes on the Alliance's biggest trophy: the 10 pounds of gold held by that "other Nature Boy" Ric Flair—that's right, I said it!
Immediately a rivalry developed between the two Nature Boys, and with very little buildup or promotion, the blonde bombers did record business at two shows in the Carolinas that saw Budro seemingly win the NWA World title in one of those trademark Dusty Finishes™.
Eventually, Budro's demons caught up with him and he soon found himself back in Memphis managed by the likes of me. Dusty had big plans for Buddy, but now we can only (American) dream over what might have been.
This Gildan sweatshirt honors that moment when Burdro had the world at his feet and the world championship in his hands. Order a size up for a comy, soft fit.