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Rocca Combine Beats Rebels

Long Island Star-Journal – October 31, 1960

Antonino Rocca and Miguel Perez won two of three falls to defeat The Rebel Brothers in the feature of Saturday night’s pro wrestling card at Sunnyside Garden.

The Bavarian Boys and the team of Jerry Graham – Pampero Firpo grappled to a draw, while Ricki Starr defeated Red Grupe when the latter was disqualified.  Rocca faces Grupe in tomorrow’s feature.

Bruno Sammartino scored over Pat Kelly, Pao Yon Chon beat Miguel Torres, Luther Lindsey whipped Al Smith and Tony Martino won from Jose Romero.

Rocca And Starr On Garden Mat

Greenpoint Weekly Star – July 29, 1960

Promoter Walter Johnston has arranged another outstanding wrestling card for Madison Square Garden Saturday, Aug. 6, featuring unbeaten Antonino Rocca and Ricki Starr against Mike and “Doc” Gallagher, Irish roughnecks in a tag-team battle to a finish.

Bruno Sammartino, Abruzzi strongboy is teamed with Ilio Di Paolo, Up-State Italian, against Pampero Firpo and Dr. Jerry Graham in the semi-final event while an added attraction brings together the Canadian Greek brothers Chris and John Tolos, against the Bavarian Boys.

Name Wrestlers For Arena Show Tomorrow Night

Smithtown Star – October 26, 1960

The greatest line-up of pro wrestling talent ever assembled in one ring on Long Island will be at the Long Island Arena in Commack on Wednesday night.

Promoters Larry Mendelson and Manny Heicklen have arranged a sensational seven-bout program for their first card at the spacious arena located at Veterans Highway and Jericho Turnpike.

The great Antonino Rocca, unbeaten South American, clashes with Red Grupe, former heavyweight boxing champion of Europe, in the main event.

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Triple Tag Bill At Sunnyside Tomorrow

Long Island Star-Journal – September 16, 1960

Three tag teams matches, plus the appearance of fabulous Ricki Starr, whirlwind ex-ballet dancer, highlight tomorrow night’s special non-televised professional wrestling program at Sunnyside Garden.

Starr, flashy undefeated tangles with Fritz Wallick of Germany.  Another individual match pairs Rene Bardot of France with Miguel Torres.

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Rocca Team Mat Victor

Long Island Star-Journal – August 24, 1960

Antonino Rocca and Bruno Sammartino defeated Pampero Firpo and Dr. Jerry Graham last night before the largest crowd of the summer wrestling season at Sunnyside Garden.

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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

Perez Mat Victor Over Colby At Sunnyside

Long Island Star-Journal – September 28, 1960

Miguel Perez defeated Bud Colby, registering two falls in their two-out-of-three match at the Sunnyside Garden last night.  Pampero Firpo beat Tony Marino in another match. Continue reading

Italian Matmen Top Sunnyside Card Tonight

Long Island Star-Journal – July 12, 1960

Bruno Sammartino and Ilio DiPaolo, two of the best matmen to ever come from Italy, will wrestle at Sunnyside Garden tonight in two of the six action-packed bouts on promoter Manny Heicklen’s allstar program. Continue reading

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.

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