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Pacific Northwest 1978 - Part 4

In the fourth quarter of 1978, the top wrestlers in the Pacific Northwest included Roddy Piper, Dutch Savage, Jonathan Boyd and Bad News (aka Killer) Brooks.

Pacific Northwest 1978 - Part 3

In the third quarter of 1978, the top wrestlers in the Pacific Northwest included Jimmy Snuka, Jonathan Boyd, Ed Wiskowski and Austin Idol.

Pacific Northwest 1978 - Part 2

In the second quarter of 1978, the top wrestlers in the Pacific Northwest included Jerry Oates, Dutch Savage, Bull Ramos and The Iron Sheik.

Pacific Northwest 1978 - Part 1

In the first quarter of 1978, the top wrestlers in the Pacific Northwest included Jesse Ventura, Jimmy Snuka, Buddy Rose and Ed Wiskowski.

Pacific Northwest 1978 - Introduction

Commonly referred to as the "Pacific Northwest" territory, Don Owen Sports, Inc. promoted wrestling in Oregon and Washington, generally using the names "Portland Wrestling" and "Big Time Wrestling". Some of the cards in Washington state were promoted by area mainstay Dutch Savage. These cards sometimes featured wrestlers from All-Star in Vancouver on the undercard as well as stars like Don Leo Jonathan and Gene Kiniski mixed in with the regular crew.
It was one of the smaller territories, not just geographically but in the number of wrestlers on the roster. They generally ran one show a night, but even with a small roster there were times when they ran two shows a night with a split crew. 
Normally, I only use originally-sourced material for these columns and the underlying data. However, the Portland newspaper (The Oregonian) did not publish cards or results the last several weeks of 1978. Therefore, I am using the Portland cards listed on wrestlingdata…