The Washington Afro-American – January 24, 1956
A rematch of the Buddy Rogers and Cowboy Rocky Hi-Lee bout which ended on a riotous note at a recent show is on tap for the Uline Arena wrestling card Friday night.
Promoter Ray Fabiani has lined up Joe Louis former world heavyweight champion, to referee this match. Continue reading
Honolulu Star-Bulletin – March 3, 1966
Former world champion Lou Thesz and Luther Lindsey wrestled to a draw in one of the triple main events last night on the Civic Auditorium mat card.
Thesz took the first fall with a body scissors, but Lindsey was awarded the second with a flying arm lock. Time ran out before either grappler could gain the deciding three-second count. Continue reading
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
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
Posted in 1966
Tagged Bill Watts, Dean Higuchi, Dick the Bruiser, Golden Terror, Johnny Barend, Lou Thesz, Neff Maiava, Nick Bockwinkel, Nick Kozak, Pat Patterson, Ray Stevens, Rene Goulet, Ripper Collins, Tosh Togo
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
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
Posted in 1966
Tagged Beauregarde, Dean Higuchi, Golden Terror, Harold Sakata, Johnny Barend, Lord James Blears, Neff Maiava, Nick Bockwinkel, Nick Kozak, Ripper Collins, Tosh Togo
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
Honolulu Star-Bulletin – January 20, 1966
Ripper Collins lifted Ron Reed’s Hawaiian heavyweight title last night by taking two out of three falls at the Honolulu International Center Arena.
Reed won the first fall with a reverse cradle, but Collins captured the second by applying the boots to his foe’s head and stomach. Reed then missed with a flying dropkick and Collins subdued him with an atomic drop. Continue reading
Posted in 1966
Tagged Alberto Torres, Bearcat Wright, Fuji Fujiwara, Gil Ane, Golden Terror, Joe Scarpa, Johnny Barend, Kenji Shibuya, Nick Bockwinkel, Nick Kozak, Pat Patterson, Ray Stevens, Ripper Collins, Ron Reed
Los Angeles Times – May 29, 1941
Ray Steele, the National Wrestling Association’s champion, took two out of three falls from the Golden Terror in the main event at Olympic Auditorium last night, clearing the way for a match with Jim Londos for the undisputed world crown June 11. Continue reading
Posted in 1941
Tagged Abe Kaplan, Al Baffert, Dan Barnhart, Dick Lever, Giovanni Garibaldi, Golden Terror, Hans Schnabel, Juan Juarez, Otto Schnabel, Pete Mehringer, Ray Steele, Sonny LaMont, Tom Zaharias, Vic Hill
Washington Post – November 25, 1938
By Lewis F. Atchison
Ham, rather than the customary gobbler, was the holiday offering at Turner’s Arena last night when a 305-pound specimen, the Golden Terror, succumbed to a series of punishing dropkicks authored by swarthy Joe Savoldi. Continue reading
Posted in 1938
Tagged Chief Chewacki, Cyclone Burns, Dolly Dalton, Frank Brown, Golden Terror, Hank Metheny, Joe Savoldi, Jules Strongbow, Mae Meyer, Man Mountain Dean, Pete Peterson