Tag Archives: Alberto Torres

Ripper Collins Beats Reed For Title

Honolulu Star-Bulletin – January 20, 1966

Ripper Collins lifted Ron Reed’s Hawaiian heavyweight title last night by taking two out of three falls at the Honolulu International Center Arena.

Reed won the first fall with a reverse cradle, but Collins captured the second by applying the boots to his foe’s head and stomach. Reed then missed with a flying dropkick and Collins subdued him with an atomic drop. Continue reading

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Blassie Takes Wrestling Title Before 13,200

Los Angeles Times – June 13, 1961
By John De La Vega

Blond Freddie Blassie won the world’s wrestling title (honest!) at the Sports Arena Monday night by putting France’s Edouard Carpentier out of commission, and the howling mob of 13,200 wanted to crown him personally. Continue reading

Sellout Expected For Wrestling Bout

Los Angeles Times – June 12, 1961
By John De La Vega

This is it, he-man fans and little old ladies. For the world’s rassling champeenship, Edouard Carpentier of France against Freddie Blassie, the Georgia peach. Continue reading

Mat Title Match May Set Record

Los Angeles Times – June 11, 1961

A gate record for an indoor wrestling show is a cinch to be set Monday night at the Sports Arena when France’s Edouard Carpentier defends his world heavyweight mat crown against Freddie Blassie. Continue reading

Ed Francis Main Event Mat Winner

The Calgary Herald – February 18, 1961

Gorgeous George may have been the most gorgeous guy on view during Pavilion wrestling shenanigans Friday night but he didn’t come out of the scrambling a winner.

Gentleman Ed Francis dumped the famed mat dandy in straight falls in about 25 minutes, the first on a disqualification and the second via the sleeper hold.

A near-capacity crowd watched Mighty Ursus and Dave Ruhl take a come-from-behind best-of-three fall victory over Alberto Torres and Johnny Walker in one of the two tag matches.  The Brunetti brothers, Joe and Guy, also came from behind to defeat the fiendish duo of John Smith and The Mongol.  The winning teams clash next week with the international tag crown at stake.

Eric The Red lost $50 in his forfeit challenge to pin Gino Marella within 10 minutes.  His money boosts the pot to $150 and another grappler will go after that prize next week.

It’s also likely that promoter Stu Hart will give Smith another crack at Francis in what would be a main event battle.

Olympic Stages Special Mat Show Tonight

Los Angeles Times – September 20, 1965

The Olympic Auditorium presents a special non-televised wrestling card tonight, featuring a world title bout between Luke Graham of New York and Japan’s Toyonobori. Continue reading

Toyonobori Wins Wrestling Title

Los Angeles Times – September 9, 1965

Toyonobori of Japan wrested the world’s heavyweight title from Crazy Luke Graham before a sellout crowd of 10,224 Wednesday night at the Olympic.

Graham was disqualified on the first fall and Toyonobori took the second fall to win the championship.

OTHER BOUTS – The Assassins drew with Pedro Morales and Alberto Torres, Gorilla Monsoon defeated Jack Allen, The Kentuckians defeated The Mummy and Vince Bagola, The Butcher drew with Mr. Moto, Nicky Bockwinkel drew with Red Lyons, and Yoshina Sato defeated Bambino Lopez.

Graham Wins, Keeps World Mat Crown

Los Angeles Times – September 21, 1965

Crazy Luke Graham retained his Olympic Auditorium version of the world’s heavyweight wrestling title Monday night by defeating Toyonobori in the main event. Attendance was 9,768.

OTHER BOUTS – Gorilla Monsoon defeated Tony Galarza, Pedro Morales drew with Assassin No. 1, Nicky Bockwinkel drew with Assassin No. 2, Alberto Torres defeated Jack Allen, and the Kentuckians defeated The Butcher and Chuck Carbo.