Tag Archives: Harry Lewis

Arena Lists Rocca, Starr In Tag Tilt

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

Rocca Tosses Schmidt In Wrestling Feature

Kingston, N.Y., Daily Freeman – September 29, 1954

Antonino Rocca, 227, the barefoot boy from the Argentine, won two falls from Hans Schmidt, 251, the Man Man from Munich, in the professional wrestling exhibition last night at the municipal auditorium.

A large crowd saw the man with the educated feet rally for victory after Schmidt copped the first fall with a body slam and press at 13:27. Continue reading

Rocca Draws With Halpern

Newark Star-Ledger – March 28, 1954

The Antonino Rocca-Raphael Halpern match was declared a draw by referee Art Generous after one hour of wrestling last night at Newark Armory before a crowd of 4,459, largest of the season. The gross gate was $11,301. The feature bout, originally scheduled for one fall to a finish, was changed at ringtime to one fall with a one-hour time limit. Continue reading

Rocca Defeats Hewitt In Straight Falls

Chicago Tribune – July 18, 1954

Argentina Rocca beat Tarzan Hewitt in two straight falls in the main wrestling event before 1,383 last night in Marigold Arena. Juan Hernandez whipped Hans Hermann on a disqualification in 10:15 of the semi-windup. Other results:

Bob Orton beat Harry Lewis, Sheik of Araby and Gypsy Joe beat Jon Arjon and Tommy Martindale (tag match), Dave Jons beat Don Clauss and Milt Olsen drew Jerry Woods.