Tag Archives: Hiro Matsuda

Dusty Rhodes, The Assassin Disqualified

Sarasota Herald-Tribune – April 26, 1976

Referee Stu Schwartz ended the feature match on Saturday night’s wrestling card at Robarts Sports Arena by calling a double disqualification on Dusty Rhodes and The Assassin at 12:41. Continue reading

Stepping Back In Time At Old County Hall

Charleston Post & Courier – April 5, 1998
By Mike Mooneyham

If you build it, they will come.

Henry Marcus did many years ago, and for several decades they came in droves.

County Hall was the place to be on Friday nights, and Marcus was the man who promoted weekly wrestling shows that put this town on the map as a mat mecca. Continue reading

Jack Brisco Loses But Still Wins

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.

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Two Wrestling Crowns At Stake Tuesday Night

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

Tampa Grapple Card Monday

St. Petersburg Times – January 27, 1963

Tampa – Wrestling will switch to Monday night at the Fort Homer Hesterly Armory tomorrow night for two weeks and promoter Cowboy Luttrall has capped his four-event program with a six-man Australian tag team match with Wild Red Berry and Saul Weingeroff in action.

Berry and the Kangaroos, Roy Heffernan and Al Costello, will meet Weingeroff and Kurt and Karl Von Brauner under Texas death match rules on a winners-take-all basis.  Regular falls will give wrestlers rest periods of one minute but will not count toward the decision.  Action will continue until a team concedes or wrestlers are unable to answer the bell.

Other events arranged by promoter Luttrall are Reggie Parks vs. Hiro Matsuda, Don Curtis vs. Billy Parks, and Harry Smith vs. Dale Lewis.

Negro And Brutus Win

St. Petersburg Times – September 11, 1969

TAMPA – Cyclone Negro and Beautiful Brutus took the feature over the Great Malenko and Dale Lewis Tuesday night at Tampa’s Homer Hesterly Armory.  Sam Steamboat went to a draw with Hiro Matsuda.  Duke Keomuka and El Mongol defeated the Bastien Brothers.  Big Cat King smashed Eduardo Parez and Bob Roop won over the masked Red Shadow.