Tag Archives: Jack Bence

Glamor Approach Versus Rough Guys On Mat Card Here Saturday

The Dispatch – November 16, 1956

Glamour boys of wrestling go against traditional roughnecks in one of the best rounded cards presented here in months at the Lexington YMCA tomorrow night.

Heading the popular guys is the big television favorite Ricki Starr who returns here for the second straight week at his own request. Continue reading

Ricki Starr On Dual Main Event At YMCA Saturday

The Dispatch – November 5, 1956

Mills Boys Disqualified

A Veterans’ Day special that packs plenty of wallop and offers two main events is slated in wrestling action at the Lexington YMCA Saturday night.

Ricki Starr, one of the rapid-rising young stars of the ring today and a fellow fans have been asking to see, makes his debut this week.  The former Purdue University amateur great who once aspired to ballet dancing and who has been seen time after time on television, takes on the “Denver Destroyer” Tom Bradley in one of two main events. Continue reading

Rematch Heads Pro Mat Action

Spokane Daily Chronicle – November 29, 1968

There’ll be no time limit in effect tonight when Bobby Shane and John Tolos meet in a rematch as the main event on the professional wrestling card at the Coliseum.  Shane recently scored a two-fall win. Continue reading

Mat Card Completed

Milwaukee Sentinel – July 29, 1971

The all-star pro wrestling show Saturday night at the air-conditioned Arena was completed Wednesday by promoter Dennis Hilgart with the signing of four more matches. Continue reading

Tolos Helps Mat Victor

Spokane Daily Chronicle – November 9, 1968

Tom Andrews got a little help from John Tolos outside the ring and put an atomic drop on Bobby Shane to win the eight-man Inside the Ropes Battle Royal on last night’s pro wrestling card at the Coliseum.

Tolos, the sixth man eliminated, stuck around and distracted Shane momentarily, allowing Andrews to get the upper hand.  Police were needed to separate Shane and Tolos afterward.

Jack Bence, subbing for injured Dutch Savage, was the first eliminated.  He was followed by John Kostas, Dean Higuchi, John Heideman, War Eagle and Tolos.

In warmup bouts, Kostas beat Bence, Shane defeated Heideman, War Eagle won on a disqualification over Tolos and Andrews and Higuchi drew.

Next Coliseum card will be Nov. 29, promoter Harry Elliott announced.

Shane Beats John Tolas

The Spokesman-Review – November 30, 1968

Bobby Shane beat John Tolas by referee’s disqualification Friday night at the Coliseum in the featured professional wrestling match.

The semifinal saw John Leo Jonathan win two out of three over Soldat Gorky.  Bob Beasley was defeated by Jack Bence and Dutch Savage was able to get one fall and the win over Eric Froelich in other matches.

Savage, Tolos Capture Title

The Vancouver Sun – December 10, 1968

Dutch Savage and John Tolos captured the Canadian tag-team wrestling championship by defeating Don Leo Jonathan and Johnny Kostas Monday night at the Garden Auditorium.

In other bouts, Bobby Shane beat Tom Andrews, Dean Higuchi defeated Soldat Gorky, Vic Rostani topped John Heidemann and Eric Froelich and Jack Bence wrestled to a draw.

Savage Thumb Beats Brown

The Vancouver Sun – March 28, 1972

Billed as a battle of the thumbs, that’s how it was decided Monday night as Dutch Savage stopped Bulldog Brown in the main event before 2,700 wrestling fans at Exhibition Gardens.

Savage took the third fall with a shot to Brown’s throat with his thumb.  In other bouts: Steven Little Bear defeated Emir Akbar, Buck Ramstad and Billy Francis teamed to handle Jack Bence and Mr. Ota, Eddie Morrow dispatched John Foley and Ray Steele and Peppe Ville battled to a draw.

Shane Triumphs In Mat Rematch

Spokane Daily Chronicle – November 30, 1968

A disqualification ended the featured professional wrestling match last night at the Coliseum, with Bobby Shane given the decision over John Tolos.  It was Shane’s second straight win over Tolos and came in a rematch the latter requested.

In other matches Don Leo Jonathan defeated Soldat Gorky, Bob Beasley beat Jack Bence and Dutch Savage won over Eric Froelich.