Tag Archives: Benito Gardini

Gagne Beats McClarity In ‘Sleeper’ Bout

Chicago Tribune – August 7, 1954
By Frank Mastro

Verne Gagne beat Roy McClarity in their wrestling match in International Amphitheater last night, but not before the underdog, McClarity, had put Gagne away once with Verne’s patented sleeper hold. A capacity crowd of 9,891 paid a gross gate of $26,310. Continue reading

Gardini, Great Togo On Troy Mat Tonight

Schenectady Gazette – June 25, 1951

TROY – Benito Gardini, Chicago video star, and the Great Togo, All-Asia champion, will tangle in the feature outdoor wrestling bout at the South End Arena tonight. Continue reading

Thesz, Snyder Meet Tonight On Mat Card

Chicago Tribune – July 6, 1956
By Frank Mastro

The sixth wrestling show of the year will be held in International Amphitheater tonight, headed by Lou Thesz and Wilbur Snyder, and attended by an expected 8,000. The bout is booked for two of three falls with a one-hour time limit. Continue reading

Lisowskis Win Tag Team Bout At Marigold

Chicago Tribune – July 1, 1956

Reggie and Stan Lisowski beat Nick Bockwinkel and Seymour Koenig two out of three falls in last night’s tag team wrestling bout in Marigold arena. The event headlined a six-bout card. Dick the Bruiser beat Bozo Brown in two falls in the semi-windup. Other results: Continue reading

Snyder, Thesz Battle To Draw Before 8,853

Chicago Tribune – July 7, 1956
By Frank Mastro

Wilbur Snyder, national television wrestling champion, and Lou Thesz, former National Wrestling Alliance titleholder, battled to a one-hour draw last night in the International Amphitheater. Continue reading

Gagne Meets McClarity On Mat Tonight

Chicago Tribune – August 6, 1954
By Frank Mastro

Verne Gagne will put his United States television heavyweight championship on the block against Roy McClarity in the main event of tonight’s wrestling show in International Amphitheater. Continue reading

O’Connor And Rocca Take Team Match

Chicago Tribune – October 23, 1954
By Frank Mastro

It was a happy affair at the International Amphitheater last night when Patrick O’Connor and Argentina Rocca, a pair of wrestlers who grapple strictly according to the mat rules, triumphed over Reggie Lisowski and Art Nielsen, two villainous characters, in the team tag match that headlined a wrestling show for which 7,506 patrons paid $18,129 to witness.

O’Connor and Rocca sent their followers into mild hysterics by flopping the villains in 12 minutes 15 seconds to record the first fall. The match was scheduled with a one-hour time limit and when the clock ran out, Lisowski and Nielsen still were trying to square the match, with the result the popular heroes were returned the victors by virtue of their opening fall.

Missing from his customary seat at ringside was Dr. Mitchell Corbett, 68, veteran physician for the Illinois boxing commission, who underwent a major operation in Mayo Brothers hospital in Rochester, Minn., yesterday and was reported in serious condition last night.

Yukon Eric won the semi-windup, defeating Hans Hermann in 8:50 with a submission hold. Preliminary results:

Billy Goelz beat Benito Gardini (21:25), Don Leo Jonathan beat Tiger Jack Moore (6:10) and Great Karpozilos drew Great Yamato (30:00).