Category Archives: 1968

Peterson’s Team Wins Tag Match

Panama City News – August 13, 1968

 

Greg Peterson, Bobby Whitlock and Cowboy Bob Kelly won a six-man tag team wrestling match from Rocket and Flash Monroe and Joe Powell last night at the Rainbow Roller Rink. Continue reading

Mat Show Completed

Milwaukee Sentinel – May 1, 1968

Saturday night’s professional wrestling show at the Auditorium, which is topped by a tag team match, was completed Tuesday with the signing of two more bouts.

Dale Lewis

Dale Lewis

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Film Star’s Guard Dead

The Sun-Herald – July 21, 1968

Mr Fouche in his wrestling days

Mr Fouche in his wrestling days

HOBART, Saturday. – A Hobart man, who was a former world champion professional wrestler and bodyguard to child screen star Shirley Temple, has been killed in a road smash near here. Continue reading

Rematch Heads Pro Mat Action

Spokane Daily Chronicle – November 29, 1968

There’ll be no time limit in effect tonight when Bobby Shane and John Tolos meet in a rematch as the main event on the professional wrestling card at the Coliseum.  Shane recently scored a two-fall win. Continue reading

Tag Teams, Girls Top County Hall Wrestling

The News and Courier – January 1, 1968

George Becker and Johnny Weaver will defend their Southern tag team title against J. C. Dykes’ two masked Infernos in the main event of this Friday’s wrestling card at County Hall. Continue reading

Masked Yanks Vs. Hillbillies At Armory

Florence Times — Tri-Cities Daily – July 4, 1968

A double main event wrestling card has been slated for next Tuesday night at the Florence Armory, beginning at 8:30 p.m. Continue reading

Tolos Helps Mat Victor

Spokane Daily Chronicle – November 9, 1968

Tom Andrews got a little help from John Tolos outside the ring and put an atomic drop on Bobby Shane to win the eight-man Inside the Ropes Battle Royal on last night’s pro wrestling card at the Coliseum.

Tolos, the sixth man eliminated, stuck around and distracted Shane momentarily, allowing Andrews to get the upper hand.  Police were needed to separate Shane and Tolos afterward.

Jack Bence, subbing for injured Dutch Savage, was the first eliminated.  He was followed by John Kostas, Dean Higuchi, John Heideman, War Eagle and Tolos.

In warmup bouts, Kostas beat Bence, Shane defeated Heideman, War Eagle won on a disqualification over Tolos and Andrews and Higuchi drew.

Next Coliseum card will be Nov. 29, promoter Harry Elliott announced.

Shane Beats John Tolas

The Spokesman-Review – November 30, 1968

Bobby Shane beat John Tolas by referee’s disqualification Friday night at the Coliseum in the featured professional wrestling match.

The semifinal saw John Leo Jonathan win two out of three over Soldat Gorky.  Bob Beasley was defeated by Jack Bence and Dutch Savage was able to get one fall and the win over Eric Froelich in other matches.

Battle-Royal Go Is Mat Feature

Spokane Daily Chronicle – November 8, 1968

It’ll be every man for himself tonight when an eight-man Inside the Ropes Battle Royal headlines the professional wrestling card at the Coliseum.

Signed for the first “Inside Royal” in almost a year in Spokane are John Tolos, Bobby Shane, Johnny Kostas, Tom Andrews, John Heideman, War Eagle, Dean Higuchi and Dutch Savage.

Four single bouts coming from the main event performers, will go on before the feature.  First bout is set for 8.

Savage, Tolos Capture Title

The Vancouver Sun – December 10, 1968

Dutch Savage and John Tolos captured the Canadian tag-team wrestling championship by defeating Don Leo Jonathan and Johnny Kostas Monday night at the Garden Auditorium.

In other bouts, Bobby Shane beat Tom Andrews, Dean Higuchi defeated Soldat Gorky, Vic Rostani topped John Heidemann and Eric Froelich and Jack Bence wrestled to a draw.