Tag Archives: Bruno Sammartino

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 Still Unbeaten

Long Island Star-Journal – July 13, 1960

Bruno Sammartino, giant Italian grappler, kept his undefeated wrestling record intact by defeating Antonio the Great in four minutes and 25 seconds at Sunnyside Garden last night. 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

Sammartino Beats George At Sunnyside

Long Island Star-Journal – April 20, 1960

Bruno Sammartino, self-styled world’s strongest man, defeated Gorgeous George after six minutes and 40 seconds in their one-fall-to-a-finish match at the Sunnyside Garden last night. 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

Mat Main Won By Sammartino

Long Island Star-Journal – June 8, 1960

Bruno Sammartino defeated Antonio the Great in the pro wrestling feature at Sunnyside Garden last night.  Red and Lou Bastien, U.S. tag team champions, won over Lou Albano and Swede Hansen. Continue reading

Bruno, Rocca Mat Victors At Sunnyside

Long Island Star-Journal – October 12, 1960

Bruno Sammartino defeated The Rebel, and the tag team of Antonino Rocca and Miguel Perez won from Dr. Jerry Graham and Pat Kelly in co-featured wrestling bouts at Sunnyside Garden last night. Continue reading

3 Tag Matches Top Sunnyside Card Tonight

Long Island Star-Journal – August 16, 1960

Three tag team matches highlight tonight’s pro wrestling card at Sunnyside Garden, with the non-televised opening match at 8:30 P.M., pitting Dr. Jerry Graham and Pampero Firpo against the Bavarian Boys. Continue reading

Sammartino To Skip Hall Of Fame Induction

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – May 3, 2002
By Ed Bouchette

What if a Hall of Fame inductee refused to attend his induction?

That didn’t happen last year after the Steelers’ Lynn Swann was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame or after the Pirates’ Bill Mazeroski was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Continue reading

Testy Tasker Awards Bout To Sammartino

Globe & Mail – September 27, 1965

Wrestler Johnny Powers caught referee Tiger Tasker in one of his no-trifling moods last night at Maple Leaf Gardens. The result was Powers was disqualified in the main bout with Bruno Sammartino at 16:18. Tasker awarded the one-fall match to Sammartino, a mighty pleasing decision to the crowd of 4,999. Continue reading