Long Island Star-Journal – March 28, 1960
Fresh from victory before a crowd of 5,584 which paid $17,037.74 at Island Garden Saturday night, Antonino Rocca moves into North Queens tomorrow night for the first of two mat appearances at Sunnyside Garden this week.
Rocca, who pinned Argentine Zuma in the West Hempstead feature, will take on TV champion Johnny Valentine in tomorrow’s non-televised opening bout.
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Long Island Star-Journal – March 29, 1960
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.
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Tagged Antonino Rocca, Arnold Skaaland, Chet Wallick, Chief Big Heart, Chief Suni War Cloud, Jack Davis, Johnny Kace, Johnny Valentine, Pampero Firpo, Pat Kelly, Prince Maiava, Rito Momero, Skull Murphy, Tony Altamore
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
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
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Tagged Bruno Sammartino, Chet Wallick, Chief Big Heart, Fritz Von Wallick, Gorgeous George, Jack Davis, Lou Bastien, Miguel Torres, Pampero Firpo, Red Bastien, Suni War Cloud, Swede Hansen, Tony Altomare, Tony Martinelli
The Washington Afro-American – June 8, 1957
Fourteen of the world’s greatest wrestling stars, including four outstanding girl athletes, will see action on the big outdoor show which features undefeated Ricki Starr and the amazing Antonino Rocca at Griffith Stadium Monday night. Continue reading
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Tagged Antonino Rocca, Babs Wingo, Chief Big Heart, Czaya Nandor, Dr. Jerry Graham, Edouard Carpentier, Karl Von Hess, Kathleen Wimberly, Killer Kowalski, Lulu Mae Provo, Marva Scott, Ricki Starr, Roy Shire, Wilbur Snyder
Sunday Herald – June 8, 1958
Al Costello, left, and Don Heffernan, the “Australian Kangaroos,” will follow up a June 7th tag team match with Antonino Rocca and Ricki Starr at the New Haven Arena with a feature bout against Chief Big Heart and Chief Kit Fox as wrestling returns to Bridgeport via a June 16th show at the Pleasure Beach ballroom.
Sunday Herald – January 19, 1958
ON BENEFIT CARD… Dr. Jerry Graham, often featured in Connecticut, will appear in tag team bout topping wrestling program for the benefit of the Mile O’Dimes drive, to be held next Saturday at the Wesleyan University fieldhouse in Middletown.
“Name” wrestlers who have been rousing state fans will appear in Middletown next Saturday on an all-star program to be staged at the Wesleyan University fieldhouse for the benefit of the Mile O’Dimes drive. Continue reading
Reading Eagle – March 1, 1957
In order to “qualify” for Saturday night’s windup meeting with the sensational Ricki Starr at the Armory it was necessary for black-bearded Al Smith to defeat three mat opponents in one night. Continue reading
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Tagged Al Smith, Bob Keith, Charley Robinson, Chief Big Heart, Doc Dagonero, Fritz Von Wallick, Gene DeBuque, Jose Rodriguez, Ricki Starr, Rocky Hi Lee, The Mountaineer
Reading Eagle – February 27, 1957
Wishing on a star is not prescribed as the best way of making dreams come true. Presumably, that is, the star you wish on, is of the “star light, star bright, first star I see tonight” variety.
If your name is Ricki Starr, however, and the star you wish on is yourself, you’re getting a better break in the odds. Continue reading
The Miami News – December 25, 1960
Haystacks (Country Boy) Calhoun, one of the biggest wrestlers in the business, tops the Miami Beach Auditorium card next Friday.
Calhoun will team with Chief Big Heart in a tag team match against Eddie Graham and Hans Schmidt. The affair will be a two of three fall one hour bout. Continue reading