Rocca Scores Mat Victory At St. Nick’s

N.Y. World-Telegram – April 24, 1957

Last night’s feature professional wrestling exhibition at St. Nicholas Arena was won by Antonino Rocca who gained the decision when Karl Von Hess was disqualified in 14:25.

The semifinal saw Miguel Perez pin Skull Murphy after Wild Man Jack Fargo and Don Stevens teamed up to beat Miguel Torres and Lenny Montana in the best two- out-of-three falls in the Australian tag team match.

The Great Scott used a Highland fling and a body press to subdue Gene Dubuque. The opener was won by Gino Garibaldi of Lindenhurst, who pinned Larry Simon with a knee lift and body press in 18:17.

Next week’s show will headline all the top mat sensations, including Ricki Starr and Rocca.

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