Tag Archives: Ilio DiPaolo

Rocca And Starr On Garden Mat

Greenpoint Weekly Star – July 29, 1960

Promoter Walter Johnston has arranged another outstanding wrestling card for Madison Square Garden Saturday, Aug. 6, featuring unbeaten Antonino Rocca and Ricki Starr against Mike and “Doc” Gallagher, Irish roughnecks in a tag-team battle to a finish.

Bruno Sammartino, Abruzzi strongboy is teamed with Ilio Di Paolo, Up-State Italian, against Pampero Firpo and Dr. Jerry Graham in the semi-final event while an added attraction brings together the Canadian Greek brothers Chris and John Tolos, against the Bavarian Boys.

Tag-Team Bout Set

Times-Union – September 23, 1960

NEW YORK- Madison Square Garden’s first wrestling program of the fall season will he presented Saturday night, Oct. 1. with Antonio Rocca and Miguel Perez heading the card.

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Tolas Freres At Garden

Long Island Star-Journal – August 26, 1960

The Tolas brothers, Chris and John, Giant Greek youngsters from Montreal, Canada, wrestle Antonino Rocca and Bruno Sammartino, unbeaten Latin combo, at Madison Square Garden tomorrow night. Continue reading

Tag Team Go Ends In Riot As Rope Snaps

Fresno Bee – December 7, 1957

What happened to the top strand of the ring rope in the Fresno Memorial Auditorium is almost as big a puzzler to DAV Club wrestling matchmaker as what happened to the usual steady crowd of mat fans last night. There were few to see the show.

When five big bruisers got into the ring last night in what was scheduled to be a singles “grudge” match between Mike Sharpe and Ilio DiPaolo, the “unbreakable” strand finally gave way under their combined weights. Continue reading

Italian Matmen Top Sunnyside Card Tonight

Long Island Star-Journal – July 12, 1960

Bruno Sammartino and Ilio DiPaolo, two of the best matmen to ever come from Italy, will wrestle at Sunnyside Garden tonight in two of the six action-packed bouts on promoter Manny Heicklen’s allstar program. Continue reading

Sammartino Still Unbeaten

Long Island Star-Journal – July 13, 1960

Bruno Sammartino, giant Italian grappler, kept his undefeated wrestling record intact by defeating Antonio the Great in four minutes and 25 seconds at Sunnyside Garden last night. Continue reading

Proceeds From WCW’s ‘Fall Brawl’ to Benefit Children’s, DiPaolo Fund

The Lancaster/Depew Bee – September 7, 2000

Shane Douglas 9-7-2000

“The Franchise” Shane Douglas
will be one of the many WCW wrestlers on hand at the HSBC Arena for Sunday, Sept. 17’s pay per view event, “Fall Brawl.”

World Championship Wrestling is bringing one of its major events of the year “Fall Brawl,” to the HSBC Arena on Sunday, Sept. 17, and two local charities will benefit from the nationally televised pay per view event. Continue reading

Leo Nomellini, Anderson In Wrestling Draw

San Francisco Chronicle – February 26, 1958

Leo Nomellini and Paul Anderson wrestled to a one-hour draw with Hans Hermann and Art Neilson, claimants to the world’s tag team, in last night’s wrestling program at the Civic Auditorium. Continue reading

Nomellini And Anderson Team For Mat Show

San Francisco Chronicle – February 25, 1958

Leo Nomellini, 49er football star, teams up with Paul Anderson to headline tonight’s wrestling program against Hans Hermann and Art Neilson, at the Civic Auditorium. First match at 8:30. Continue reading

Brazil, Layton Win Arena Tag Team Bout

Toledo Blade – December 10, 1959

Bobo Brazil and Lord Layton won the final two falls in their tag team match to defeat Fritz and Waldo Von Erich in the headliner on the professional wrestling card last night before about 1,800 fans in the Sports Arena.

In other bouts, Mike Valentino defeated Lee Henning in 14 minutes, Don Lewin and Roughhouse Haggerty battled to a 20 minutes draw and Ilio DiPalo bested Chief Cheweke in 16 minutes.