Tag Archives: Chief Big Heart

Rocca, Perez In Grudge Match

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

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

4 Girls Featured On Stadium Mat Card

The Washington Afro-American – June 8, 1957

BABS WINGO

BABS WINGO

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

Appear In State…

Sunday Herald – June 8, 1958

Fabulous Kangaroos 6-8-58Al 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.

Mile O’Dimes Benefit Mat Show Listed At Middletown

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.

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

Smith Beat 3 Foes To Earn Windup Match

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

Ricki Starr Turned From Ballet To Mat

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

Calhoun Tops Wrestling Card

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

Watson, Big Eagle Win Wrestling Bout

The Miami News – December 24, 1960

Bonnie Watson and Chief Big Eagle won the feature wrestling match at the Miami Beach Auditorium, beating Pat Lyda and Pedro Godoy in the best of three falls. Continue reading

Daddy Lipscomb Returns To Baltimore As Rassler

The Washington Afro-American – March 8, 1960

BALTIMORE

Gene “Big Daddy” Lipscomb, giant All-Pro tackle who has been outstanding with the World Champion Baltimore Colts for the past two years, returns to Baltimore in a new role next Monday night. Continue reading