Tag Archives: Dean Higuchi

Barend, Bockwinkel In Draw

Honolulu Star-Bulletin – February 24, 1966

Nick Bockwinkel and Johnny Barend wrestled to a draw in a professional wrestling match last night at the Civic Auditorium.

Bockwinkel took the first fall with an abdominal stretch and Barend the second with an atomic drop. Time ran out before either matman could gain the decider. Continue reading

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Lou Thesz Victor In Mat Battle

Honolulu Star-Bulletin – February 17, 1966

Former world’s heavyweight wrestling champion Lou Thesz won by a disqualification over Dick the Bruiser Afflis last night in one of the feature matches at the Honolulu International Center Arena. Continue reading

Tag Team Match Is Standoff

Honolulu Star-Bulletin – February 10, 1966

Ripper Collins and Tosh (Oddjob) Togo grappled to a standoff against Neff Maiava and Gil Ane in a tag team wrestling match at Civic Auditorium last night.

Collins scored the first fall, pinning Ane with an atomic drop. Then Maiava subdued Collins with head butts to even the score. Time ran out before the third fall could be marked up and the match ended in a draw. Continue reading

Ripper Collins, Beauregarde Disqualified

Honolulu Star-Bulletin – February 3, 1966

Ripper Collins and his valet, Beauregarde, were disqualified, as usual, at the Civic Auditorium last night and thereby lost their tag team match with Lord Blears and Nick Bockwinkel. Continue reading

Barend Lays Kozak Out With Cane

Honolulu Star-Bulletin – January 27, 1966

There was extra-curricular action in the wrestling ring last night at Civic Auditorium.

Nick Kozak was supposed to meet Ripper Collins in a feature match. But before things got under way, Johnny Barend sneaked into the ring and attack Kozak with a cane. Kozak was rendered hors de combat and Nick Bockwinkel had to substitute for him. He and Collins split two falls and no one could get a second pin before the time limit. Continue reading

Savage Has No Time To Squander On Dean

The Vancouver Sun – February 11, 1969

Dutch Savage didn’t waste any time in proving his wrestling mastery over Dean Higuchi Monday night before a turn-away house of 3,000 fans at Exhibition Gardens. Continue reading

Tolos Helps Mat Victor

Spokane Daily Chronicle – November 9, 1968

Tom Andrews got a little help from John Tolos outside the ring and put an atomic drop on Bobby Shane to win the eight-man Inside the Ropes Battle Royal on last night’s pro wrestling card at the Coliseum.

Tolos, the sixth man eliminated, stuck around and distracted Shane momentarily, allowing Andrews to get the upper hand.  Police were needed to separate Shane and Tolos afterward.

Jack Bence, subbing for injured Dutch Savage, was the first eliminated.  He was followed by John Kostas, Dean Higuchi, John Heideman, War Eagle and Tolos.

In warmup bouts, Kostas beat Bence, Shane defeated Heideman, War Eagle won on a disqualification over Tolos and Andrews and Higuchi drew.

Next Coliseum card will be Nov. 29, promoter Harry Elliott announced.

Battle-Royal Go Is Mat Feature

Spokane Daily Chronicle – November 8, 1968

It’ll be every man for himself tonight when an eight-man Inside the Ropes Battle Royal headlines the professional wrestling card at the Coliseum.

Signed for the first “Inside Royal” in almost a year in Spokane are John Tolos, Bobby Shane, Johnny Kostas, Tom Andrews, John Heideman, War Eagle, Dean Higuchi and Dutch Savage.

Four single bouts coming from the main event performers, will go on before the feature.  First bout is set for 8.

Savage, Tolos Capture Title

The Vancouver Sun – December 10, 1968

Dutch Savage and John Tolos captured the Canadian tag-team wrestling championship by defeating Don Leo Jonathan and Johnny Kostas Monday night at the Garden Auditorium.

In other bouts, Bobby Shane beat Tom Andrews, Dean Higuchi defeated Soldat Gorky, Vic Rostani topped John Heidemann and Eric Froelich and Jack Bence wrestled to a draw.