Tag Archives: Al Costello

Sports Front

The Sydney Morning Herald – July 25, 1951
By Hugh Dash

At a recent Sydney Stadium wrestle I made a sneak survey among 20 ringside regulars, men and women.

Two were convinced they were seeing a genuine life-and-death struggle between the bone-and-muscle men. Continue reading


In the Ring

The Canberra Times – November 24, 1947

SYDNEY, Sunday
Al Costello and Leo Jensen, wrestled a draw at the Leichhardt Stadium last night. Both had a fall each.

In the Ring

The Canberra Times – February 10, 1947

Mel Peters defeated Al Costello by two falls to one in the main wrestle at Leichhardt Stadium last night.  It was the American’s fifth successive victory.

In the Ring

The Canberra Times – December 15, 1947

SYDNEY, Sunday
Al Costello was disqualified in the seventh round of a wrestle with Bonny Muir at the Leichhardt Stadium last night.

Arena Lists Rocca, Starr In Tag Tilt

Sunday Herald – June 1, 1958

The New Haven Arena will offer another of its star-studded wrestling programs next Saturday, headed by a tag team match sending famed Antonino Rocca and Ricki Starr against the Australian pair of Don Heffernan and Al Costello, called “the Kangaroos” after the famous animals of their homeland. Continue reading

Appear In State…

Sunday Herald – June 8, 1958

Fabulous Kangaroos 6-8-58Al Costello, left, and Don Heffernan, the “Australian Kangaroos,” will follow up a June 7th tag team match with Antonino Rocca and Ricki Starr at the New Haven Arena with a feature bout against Chief Big Heart and Chief Kit Fox as wrestling returns to Bridgeport via a June 16th show at the Pleasure Beach ballroom.

Ricki Starr And Mr. America Paired In Mat Match Friday

Reading Eagle – May 18, 1958

It isn’t often Ricki Starr is forced to share top billing on a wrestling card but such will be the case Friday night when Promoter Ray Fabiani presents another of his all-action all-star cards in the Reading Armory. Continue reading

In the Ring

The Canberra Times – April 5, 1948

George Sands, 10/5, outpointed Sel Hamilton, 10/7, in a 12 rounds contest at Newcastle Stadium last night.

SYDNEY, Sunday.
Pat Meehan and Al Costello drew in a wrestling match at the Leichardt Stadium last night.

Dick Hutton Captures Lou Thesz’ Mat Crown

Globe & Mail – November 15, 1957
By Steve York

Dick Hutton became a good guy again to 9,099 wrestling fans at Maple Leaf Gardens last night.

All the Oklahoma strong boy did was win over Lou Thesz to become National Wrestling Alliance world’s heavyweight champion.

Hutton forced the veteran to concede when he applied his fearsome abdominal stretch at 35:15 of the one fall, no time limit match. Continue reading


The Canberra Times – April 7, 1952

Sydney, Sunlay.

French Canadian Gene Dubuque won his wrestling match against Al Costello at Leichhardt Stadium last night when Costello was disqualified in the seventh round. Continue reading