Friday, August 12, 2011
Big Heart's last Arizona stint came in 1973, when eh drifted back into Phoenix for Kurt Von Steiger's promotion. By then, Graham was long gone from the area, but there were others for him of feud with.
Big Heart ran through a host of undercard wrestlers such a Johnny Mann, Rudy Navarro, Spike Jones and Ali Bey in Tucson, Casa Grande, Prescott and Flagstaff, as well as Phoenix Madison Square Garden showings. He was then matched with a young Bobby Jaggers who was wrestling as Bobby Mayne at the time.
Mayne vs, Big Heart was not exactly on par with the old Big Heart vs. Graham feud, but it held the interest of the fans to the point where both men headed elsewhere.
Big Heart was later killed in a car crash.
Inquiring his long career, Big Heart was extremely popular with the fans and always willing to pose for photos or sign autographs,. His signature was unique as when hurried, he would simply draw a heart on programs, photos or napkins handed to him by supporters.