St. Petersburg Independent – March 14, 1979
By Gene Taylor
TAMPA – Grudges die hard in professional wrestling, and sometimes the matches arranged to settle them don’t. That was probably the case last night at Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, as an overflow crowd watched Dusty Rhodes and Sonny King attempt to pound out a solution to their differences. Continue reading
Posted in 1979
Tagged Bugsy McGraw, Cyclon Negro, Dusty Rhodes, Eddie Graham, Herb Calvert, Jim Garvin, Karl Kox, Mike Hammer, Missouri Mauler, Mr. Uganda, Ox Baker, Pak Song, Prince Tonga, Ray Candy, Sonny King, Steve Keirn, Thor the Viking
Sunday Herald – June 1, 1958
The New Haven Arena will offer another of its star-studded wrestling programs next Saturday, headed by a tag team match sending famed Antonino Rocca and Ricki Starr against the Australian pair of Don Heffernan and Al Costello, called “the Kangaroos” after the famous animals of their homeland. Continue reading
Posted in 1958
Tagged Al Costello, Antonino Rocca, Dr. Jerry Graham, Eddie Graham, Fabulous Kangaroos, Harry Lewis, Luis Martinez, Mark Lewin, Marvin Mercer, Miguel Perez, Ricki Starr, Roy Heffernan, Steve Stanley
St. Petersburg Independent – April 17, 1960
A change is on tap for viewers of the grunt and groan sport this Wednesday night, as Miss Ella Waldek and Miss Bonnie Watson return to the local scene to highlight weekly wrestling action at the new Armory. 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
Bergen NJ Record – October 18, 1960
By Al Del Greco
Willie (the Beard) Gilzenberg retired a year or so ago to Miami Beach but he’s not lolling under palm trees.
“The action’s up here,” said Willie, “and I’ve got to hustle for the buck. How else can I keep my wife Lil in the style to which she is accustomed and my partner, Babe Culnan, with enough scratch to throw away on the gee-gees?” Continue reading
The Miami News – May 7, 1975
Professional wrestling’s world heavyweight champion lost a match but kept his title last night at Miami Beach Convention Center. Dory Funk Jr. won by disqualification over Jack Brisco, but a title cannot change hands on a disqualification.
Posted in 1975
Tagged Bearcat Wright, Bob Graffin, Bob Roop, Chris Markoff, Danny Hodge, Dory Funk Jr., Dusty Rhodes, Eddie Graham, Hiro Matsuda, Jack Brisco, John Smith, Mark Starr, Mike Graham, Mongolian Stomper, Pepper Gomez, Rick Fields, Rocky Johnson, Tiger Conway Jr.
The Evening Independent – March 28, 1975
Alike Only In That They Dig The Wrestling
Two women stood outside Tampa’s Sportatorium, the operations base of area professional wrestling, and spoke of a match one week old. In that one, a favorite had fallen on evil times. He was victimized by dirty tactics, the women said. Continue reading
St. Petersburg Times – January 20, 1963
Tampa – Southern heavyweight wrestling champion Eddie Graham and world tag team champions Roy Heffernan and Al Costello, the Kangaroos managed by Wild Red Berry, will defend their titles at the Fort Homer Hesterly Armory Tuesday night. Continue reading
Posted in 1963
Tagged Al Costello, Bob Ellis, Don Curtis, Eddie Graham, Fabulous Kangaroos, Hiro Matsuda, Joe Scarpa, Karl Von Brauner, Kurt Von Brauner, Pedro Godoy, Red Berry, Roy Heffernan, Russian Crusher, Tony Baillargeon, Yukon Eric, Zorro
New York Post – May 1, 1960
Red and Lou Bastien retained their U.S. tag team title during Saturday night’s professional wrestling show at the Island Garden when the 11 p.m. curfew imposed by the New York State Athletic Commission halted the most grueling main event ever staged at the West Hempstead arena. Continue reading
Posted in 1960
Tagged Al Smith, Arnold Skoaland, Donn Lewin, Dr. Jerry Graham, Eddie Graham, Jack Davis, Johnny Walker, Killer Kowalski, Lou Bastien, Pete Sanchez, Prince Maiava, Red Bastien, Tony Altomare