Tag Archives: Fritz Von Goering

Stanlee To Test Carpentier In Wrestling Feature

The Daily Sun – November 23, 1963

Big Bob Stanlee tests slippery Edouard Carpentier tonight in the headliner of San Bernardino Arena’s wrestling card. The match is billed for 2-of-3 falls within one hour. 

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Set Six-Man Tag Team Wrestling Match Tuesday

Santa Cruz Sentinel – November 23, 1958

Australian six man tag wrestling, popular throughout the Pacific coast, will be introduced to Santa Cruz wrestling fans Tuesday night in the civic auditorium.

Matchmaker Bob Barkhimer of the Santa Cruz Wrestling club announced today that two powerful teams will meet in the one hour, best of three falls engagement.

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Chilicothe Gazette – September 18, 1959

JERSEY JOE WOLCOTT, former heavyweight champion of the world, will referee the main bout at the Zane Trail Arena tonight between the tag teams of “Nature Boy” Buddy Rogers and Leon Graham vs. Buddy “Killer” Austin and Fritz von Goering.

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Chillicothe Gazette – May 29, 1959

Barend Faces Von Goering

The Cincinnati Enquirer – August 14, 1959

Johnny Barend takes on Fritz von Goering in the opening match in tonight’s Quality A. C. outdoor wrestling show at Parkway Arena.

In the double feature, Paul de Galles goes against Ralph (Ruffy) Silverstein, with Ruffy offering $1000 if de Galles can pin him within 30 minutes.

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Wright, Blassie In Olympic Main

Los Angeles Times – December 13, 1963

Two former heavyweight boxers, Bearcat Wright and Freddie Blassie, clash in the main event of a wrestling card tonight at the Olympic Auditorium.

The Scufflin’ Hillbillies meet Count Billy Varga and Nikita Mulkovich. Kintaro Oki and Mr. Moto face Fritz von Goering and Bobby Duranton in co-features.

In other bouts, Edouard Carpentier meets Red Bastien, Don Savage squares off with The Mummy, the Preacher is in with Bob Stanlee, and Steve Stanlee tackles Judo Gene LeBell.

Bearcat Wright Butts Way To Mat Triumph

Los Angeles Times – December 14, 1963

Bearcat Wright really used his head to retain his claim to the world’s wrestling title at the Olympic Friday night. Wright won the first and third falls with head butts to defeat Freddie Blassie before a turnaway throng of 10,400 fans.

Count Billy Varga and Nikita Mulkovich defeated the Hillbillies, two of three falls, in a tag match; The Mummy defeated Don Savage; Kintaro Oki and Mr. Moto drew with Bobby Duranton and Fritz Von Goering, the Preacher beat Bob Stanlee and Gene LeBell went over Steve Stanlee.

Mat Show a Melee Mixup With Bouts Inside and Out

Binghamton Press – November 13, 1958

San Jose, Cal. –(AP)–When Fritz von Goering plays a bad guy, he plays a bad guy.

Fritz is a wrestler–the kind they love to boo.  But last night the fans in San Jose Civic Auditorium did more than that.  They chased “the villain” right into the street.

The bad guy had one friend, fellow grunt-and-groaner Clyde Steeves, who was slashed in the arm while protecting his buddy from an irate, knife-wielding fan.

The troubles of Fritz – and Clyde – began when Von Goering and his good guy opponent, Nature Boy Rogers, started chasing the referee down an aisle.

Up strode an unidentified fan, a sneer on his face and a knife in his hand.  Steeves, sitting in the audience, jumped up to block the knife thrust.  He got it in the arm.

Then about 200 of the 2,000 or so spectators took out after Von Goering.  Nature Boy, taking no chances, decided to sprint, too.  Steeves trotted to a hospital.

Unable to catch the villain – or even the hero – fans started bashing each other in a wild melee in the parking lot.  Police broke it up before any damage was done.

They are still looking for a man with a knife and two wrestlers, a good guy and a bad guy.

Art (Sailor) Thomas Will Wrestle Here

The California Eagle – September 21, 1961

Art (Sailor) Thomas, considered the best Negro wrestler in the game today, will be one of the many stars on the big Friday, Oct. 6, card at the Sports Arena.

Promoter Cal Eaton announced that he has signed Thomas to meet “The Brute” in a top supporting match under the Freddie Blassie-Ricki Starr, world heavyweight title match.

Other favorites like Edouard Carpentier, Argentine Rocca, the Torres brothers and Fritz Von Goering will appear.

Tickets are now on sale at the Olympic Auditorium, 1801 S. Grand Avenue.