Originally Posted by amhlilhaus
at this time valentine was working more the style like rogers. later in his career valentine started to pound on his opponents and wouldn't fly around in his bumps. a good example was http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1sVGHTVaRg
now that's against a young tom jones, who was a light heavyweight but the only difference was that for bigger names valentine would bleed and take a little more punishment. the bend the opponent back and pound their chest with the forearm and those short punches to the gut were valentine signature moves.
not much footage of a later valentine is on youtube unfortunately.
Gotchya! I was confused. I thought that you were talking about Rogers. Buddy never changed his style from what you see in this video.
Thinking back it makes sense what you're saying. After Johnny went total face around 1960-61 he reactivated his feud with then NWA United States Champion
Buddy Rogers. He had that "BRAIN BUSTER"
as his signature move at the time and used it to smash Rogers' skull and leave him in a bloody mess in a couple of the bouts during the feud.
PROGRAM FOR THE 2nd US TITLE MATCH - ROGERS vs VALENTINE
To your left you can read Johnny's threats to break Buddy's skull with the "BRAIN BUSTER."
To the right Rogers lays a bloody mess in their previous match.