Tag Archives: Antonino Rocca

Tolas Freres At Garden

Long Island Star-Journal – August 26, 1960

The Tolas brothers, Chris and John, Giant Greek youngsters from Montreal, Canada, wrestle Antonino Rocca and Bruno Sammartino, unbeaten Latin combo, at Madison Square Garden tomorrow night. Continue reading

Twin Tag Tests Top Sunnyside Card Tonight

Long Island Star-Journal – October 11, 1960

A pair of Australian tag team matches, and a non-televised clash between Bruno Sammartino and The Rebel headline tonight’s pro wrestling program at Sunnyside Garden. Continue reading

Wrestling Slated Tonite

The Rockland County Journal-News – July 29, 1960

The Haverstraw Little League will benefit by a professional, Madison Square Garden wrestling show tonight at 8:40 p. m. under the lights at the league stadium off Gurnee Avenue, Haverstraw. Continue reading

Rocca, Perez In Grudge Match

Long Island Star-Journal – March 19, 1960

Antonino Rocca and Miguel Perez, undefeated Latin American wrestling idols oppose Jerry and Eddie Graham, Hollywood badmen in a grudge match at Madison Square Garden tonight.  They will battle the best two-out-of-three-falls to a finish. Continue reading

Starr, Rocca Win At Garden

Long Island Star-Journal – July 18, 1960

Ricki Starr combined forces with Antonino Rocca to score two straight falls over Dr. Jerry Graham and Pampero Firpo in the main event of Saturday night’s professional wrestling show at Madison Square Garden.

A crowd of 15,850 paid $45,092 to watch the antics.

Bavarian Boys On Garden Mat

Long Island Star-Journal – September 28, 1960

The original Mr. America, Hollywood Adonis, teams with Don Stevens against The Bavarian Boys in one of the feature matches to precede the Rocca-Perez vs. Rebel-Firpo combat at Madison Square Garden Saturday Night.

Antonina Rocca Heads Show For Haverstraw Next Week

The Rockland County Journal-News – July 20, 1960

Madison Square Garden wrestling is coming to the Haverstraw Little League Stadium off Gurnee Avenue on July 28.  The show will be under the lights and proceeds will go to the Haverstraw L. L. Continue reading

Big Mat Show At Sunnyside Tonight

Long Island Star-Journal – July 5, 1960

The biggest mat show of the season is scheduled tonight at Sunnyside Garden, with three tag team matches and three individual bouts involving a total of 18 grapplers. Continue reading

Sammartino Faces Firpo At Sunnyside

Long Island Star-Journal – September 3, 1960

Bruno Sammartino, giant Italian strongman, will battle Pampero Firpo, bewhiskered South American, in the non-televised opening bout of next Tuesday night’s pro wrestling show at Sunnyside Garden, promoter Manny Heicklen announced today. Continue reading

Bruno, Firpo Mix Tonight At Sunnyside

Long Island Star-Journal – September 6, 1960

Bruno Sammartino of Italy and Pampero Firpo of Agentina clash in the non-televised opening bout of tonight’s pro wrestling card at Sunnyside Garden.  Sammartino, a 6-4 360-pounder, claims he’s the world’s strongest man, while Firpo a bewhiskered giant, is one of the roughest matmen currently active. Continue reading