Tag Archives: Great Togo

Lee And Thomas Tangle With Brazil, Szabo

Los Angeles Times – April 24, 1957

Sky Hi Lee and Shag Thomas, the two-man riot squad, put their International TV tag-team title on the line tonight at the Olympic against the new combo of Bobo Brazil and Sandor Szabo. The match goes on at 7:30 p.m. and won’t be televised.

Sky Hi and Shag form a rugged duo. Lee towers 6 feet 9 inches and weighs 290 pounds. He’s an ex-pugilist. Shag, a former All-American from Ohio State, is constructed like a fire hydrant and weighs a mere 240. Continue reading

Gardini, Great Togo On Troy Mat Tonight

Schenectady Gazette – June 25, 1951

TROY – Benito Gardini, Chicago video star, and the Great Togo, All-Asia champion, will tangle in the feature outdoor wrestling bout at the South End Arena tonight. Continue reading

Togo, Brother Beat Mat Foes

The Cedar Rapids Gazette – May 7, 1952

The Great Togo, Japanese strongman, defeated Ivan Rasputin, Russian wild man, in the main event of a professional wrestling card Tuesday night in Memorial coliseum. Continue reading

Great Togo Wins National Guard Grapple Feature

St. Petersburg Times – May 22, 1952

The Great Togo displayed his Oriental grappling talent last night to grab the first two falls and whip Red Vagonne in the main event of the National Guard sponsored main wrestling event at Gable Armory. Continue reading

Rocca, Great Togo Both Disqualified

The Gazette, Montreal – June 20, 1957

Argentina Rocca’s return to local matdom was spoiled last night when The Great Togo’s insistence to mix it up on the ring apron instead of inside the ropes brought a disqualification for both wrestlers. Continue reading

Rougeau Beats The Great Togo

The Gazette, Montreal – December 7, 1961

Johnny Rougeau defeated The Great Togo in straight falls in their feature wrestling match at the Forum last night.  Togo was disqualified in the second fall when The Great Baba leaped into the ring to offer him assistance.

Gorgeous George Small Potatoes To Great Togo

Ottawa Citizen – January 25, 1950
By John Barrington

NEW YORK – About all you need nowadays to become a wrestler is a gimmick.  Of course, a good set of muscles is no handcap.  But unless you’re a Tibetari sheepherder, the seventh son of a seventh son, or at least a battered up football player, you might as well give up. Continue reading

The Great Togo Masters Danny (Riot Squad) Dusek

St. Petersburg Times – October 12, 1950

The Great Togo completely mastered Danny Dusek in a special event on the National Guard sponsored wrestling program at the Gable Armory last night before an estimated 1,500 fans. Continue reading

Great Togo At Arena Next Thursday Night

Spartanburg Herald-Journal – June 8, 1952

The parade of wrestling greats will continue at Memorial Arena Thursday night when Promoter Jim Crockett brings the Great Togo to town for a scrap with a yet un-named foe. Continue reading

The Great Togo, Larry Moquin Meet On Tuesday

Ottawa Citizen – March 13, 1953

It will be speed against the power of the judo-chopping Jap, the Great Togo, in next Tuesday night’s main wrestling feature at the Auditorium. Continue reading