Category Archives: 1962

Darnell, Tag Test Top Mat Card

Long Island Star-Journal – April 16, 1962

A non-TV clash between Billy Darnell and Yohio Suzuki, and a best-of-three falls tag match pitting Mark and Ted Lewin against Tony Altamore and Lou Albano head tomorrow’s pro wrestling card at Sunnyside Garden, Darnell and Suzuki go on at 8:40 P. M. Continue reading

Royal Wins, Then Ref Says ‘Tie’

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal – April 26, 1962

Sir Nelson Royal won over Ricky Romero in the big main event here Wednesday night only to see the decision withdrawn.  As it turned out, the third fall was fought over and ended in a draw.

In the semifinal match, the tag team of Dory Funk and Eric Rommel won in two straight falls over The Viking and Crybaby Cannon. Continue reading

Firpo Wrestles At Sunnyside

Long Island Star-Journal – March 5, 1962

Argentine grappler Pampero Firpo returns to Sunnyside Garden, tomorrow night to face Jim LaRock in one of the features of the weekly pro wrestling card. Continue reading

Bernard’s Team Cops Mat Win

Long Island Star-Journal – March 7, 1962

Brute Bernard and Skull Murphy won two of three falls from Bud Cody and Gordon Nelson in the tag team feature of last night’s pro wrestling card at Sunnyside Garden. Continue reading

Orton, Kangaroos In Mat Matinee

Long Island Star-Journal – June 8, 1962

Bob Orton and The Great Scott will clash with the Fabulous Kangaroos – Roy Heffernan and Al Costello – in the best-of-three falls tag team match which headlines a non-televised pro wrestling matinee card at Sunnyside Garden tomorrow. Continue reading

Natureboy Rogers At Auditorium Tonight

The Kingston Daily Freeman – May 23, 1962

Pro Mat Show

Buddy (Natureboy) Rogers will head a star studded cast as professional wrestling makes another appearance tonight at the Kingston Municipal Auditorium.  Rogers, who will be making his first appearance in this city, will meet Pompero Firpo in one of five bouts which are expected to attract a top crowd.  Action will begin at 8:40 p. m. Continue reading

Daniel Boone Savage In Card’s Main Event

Ocala Star-Banner – March 8, 1962

Daniel Boone Savage of Sparr will wrestle in the main event of the double event card tomorrow night at the auditorium in a tag team match with Ocalan Fred Hogan. Continue reading

Thesz Defeats ‘Horrible Hun’

Las Vegas Review-Journal – August 28, 1962

Lou Thesz held a win over Hans Hermann today but the “Horrible Hun” could still boast that the former world champion has yet to put him on his back. Continue reading

Hans Hermann Vs. Thesz Tonight

Las Vegas Review-Journal – August 27, 1962

Former world champion Lou Thesz and Hans “The Horrible Hun” Hermann tangle tonight in the wrestling main event at Cashman Field. Continue reading

601 Pound Wrestler Now Proud Papa

Daytona Beach Morning Journal – May 30, 1962

BIG DADDY BEAMS PROUDLY...  Haystack Calhoun looks at new daughter

BIG DADDY BEAMS PROUDLY… Haystack Calhoun looks at new daughter

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Haystack Calhoun, a professional wrestler of giant sized proportions, has purchased a complete layette and plans to set up a nursery in his motel room here. Continue reading