Tag Archives: Don Fargo

Fargo, Ken Lucas Tangle Thursday

Panama City News-Herald – November 9, 1975

The Fabulous Don Fargo, one of the world’s topnotch wrestling pros, will take on Ken Lucas in the main event of Thursday night’s card at Rainbow Garden.

Fargo was a consistent winner here in the past, though his tactics drew down the ire of the local fans on his head. Continue reading

Starr, Gypsy Joe Wrestle Jan. 10

The Milwaukee Journal – December 28, 1958

Ricki Starr, a wrestler who prefers ballet slippers to sneakers, will meet Gypsy Joe in the feature match at the Auditorium Saturday night, Jan. 10.  In other matches Don and Jackie Fargo will meet Boris and Nicoli Volkoff in a tag team scuffle, Kurt Steinke will face Hans Schmidt and Gino Angelo will take on Carl Engstrom.

Gypsy Joe, Starr Duel

Milwaukee Sentinel – January 10, 1959

Ricki Starr, that dancing hit-and-run master, tries his befuddling routine against that well-known traveler, Gypsy Joe, in Saturday night’s main wrestling offering at the Auditorium. Continue reading

Taking In A Pro Wrestling Match Great Father-Son Ritual

Cincinnati Post – March 23, 1999
By William Weathers

‘So close. So close.’

I remember those words going through my head as I watched live professional wrestling on the old Zenith. The show came from a studio at a station in Nashville, about 60 miles away. Continue reading

Bruiser Hurls Chair At Eric; Halt Mat Bout

Chicago Tribune – October 18, 1958

Boris and Nicoli Volkoff held Verne Gagne and Edouard Carpentier to a draw in the featured tag match in the wrestling show Friday night in the Amphitheater in the stock yards. But it was a mere warmup for what followed. Continue reading

Volkoffs, Fargos ‘Scarlet’ Battle Ruled No Contest

Milwaukee Sentinel – December 1, 1958
By Ed Bryl

Red was a mighty distracting color in Saturday night’s wrestling feature at the Arena – for the jousting “bull-y” boys, Don and Jackie Fargo and Boris and Nicoli Volkoff, as well as for many of the 3,876 rabid critics – who saw the big whing-ding come to a messy close as a “no-contest.” Continue reading