Antonio Rocca defeated Taro Sakura in 10:25 of the wrestling feature at Sunnyside Garden last night. Rocca’s scheduled opponent, Dr. Jerry Graham was unable to appear, but is expected to see action at the Queens boulevard club on Saturday afternoon.
Skull Murphy and Pat Kelly, also booked for the Saturday matinee card, won two of three falls from Donn Lewin and Arnold Skoaland last night, while Red and Lou Bastien polished off Chet Wallick and Johnny Kace.
Pampero Firpo whipped Pete Sanchez and Prince Maiava won over Jack Vansky.
Don Evans and Tony Martinelli will meet tonight in the finish bout on the weekly wrestling bill at the Broadway Arena. The other bouts will bring together Steve Gob with Rudy Dusek, Lew Laird with Rollo Columbo, Phil Gaver with Arnold Skaaland and Jim Wallis with Murray Rothenberg.
June Beyers, Houston, Tex., won two out of three falls from Helen Hild, Omaha, Neb., last night in the women’s wrestling windup at Camden’s Convention Hall. In other bouts: Tony Martinelli won by disqualification over Karl Davis; Nanjo Singh won from Rudy Dusek; George Lenihan defeated Arnold Skaaland and Joe Montana pinned Jim Wallis.
June Beyers, Houston, Tex., and Helen Hild, Omaha, Neb., will appear in the wrestling feature tonight at Camden Convention Hall. In other bouts Karl Davis meets Tony Martinelli, Nanjo Singh opposes Rudy Dusek, George Lenihan faces Arnold Skaaland, Joe Montana meets Jim Wallis.
Professional wrestling’ s No. 1 attraction Antonino Rocca, and TV champion Johnny Valentine clash tonight in the non-televised opening match of promoter Manny Heicklen’s star-studded mat card at Sunnyside Garden.
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 →
ON YOUR MARK… Just for kicks, of course. Police Sgt. Edward Garrity, right, is just kidding as he makes to tackle the villain of the police VFW past annual wrestling show. Peace-maker in center is Ptlmn William Kearns.
Hartford’s own “Bull” Curry returned briefly to his home town from his mid-West haunts, to stage a roaring exhibition of wrestling for the benefit of his former police buddies’ VFW post. Continue reading →