Chicago Tribune – January 8, 1956
Lou Thesz, world heavyweight wrestling champion, and Ike Eakins spent half of their Marigold Arena match being propelled thru the air by one another last night. When they came down, Eakins was on the bottom the two decisive times. Continue reading
Posted in 1956
Tagged Angelo Poffo, Billy Crist, Billy Goelz, Ike Eakins, Jim Hady, Johnny Gilbert, Lou Papineau, Lou Thesz, Mike Sipich, Mitch Lassen, Red O’Shocker, Tony Ross, Wally Steele, Zack Malkov
The Vancouver Sun – February 16, 1965
The Fabulous Kangaroos – Al Costello and Roy Heffernan – retained their Canadian tag team title Monday night before 3,000 Garden Auditorium fans. Continue reading
Posted in 1965
Tagged Al Costello, Don Leo Jonathan, Eric Froelich, Fabulous Kangaroos, Jim Hady, Johnny Kostas, Karl Gotch, Klondike Bill, Nikita Kalmikoff, Red Bastien, Roy Heffernan, Stan Stasiak, Whipper Watson
Chicago Tribune – October 20, 1961
Buddy Rogers, claimant to the heavyweight wrestling championship, and Bob Orton will meet Johnny Valentine and Bruno Sammartino tonight in one of three Australian tag team matches on a wrestling card in the Amphitheater in the stockyards.
Featured in the preliminary bouts will be Haystacks Calhoun, a 601-pounder, who will wrestle Crusher Lisowski, and Shohei Baba, a modest 350, who will wrestle Jack Allen. Other bouts:
Mark Lewin and Don Curtis vs. Jim Hady and Luis Martinez; Billy Goelz and Johnny Gilbert vs. Mister Sato and Great Togo; Sweet Daddy Siki vs. Jack Terry.
Posted in 1961
Tagged Billy Goelz, Bob Orton, Bruno Sammartino, Buddy Rogers, Crusher Lisowski, Don Curtis, Great Togo, Haystacks Calhoun, Jack Allen, Jack Terry, Jim Hady, Johnny Gilbert, Johnny Valentine, Luis Martinez, Mark Lewin, Mister Sato, Shohei Baba, Sweet Daddy Siki
Chicago Tribune – October 21, 1961
The tag team of Johnny Valentine and Bruno Sammartino beat Buddy Rogers and Bob Orton last night in the feature event of a wrestling show in the Amphitheater at the stockyards.
The show drew 5,706 who paid $15,293.49. They saw Sammartino end the match with a bear hug on Rogers, the world’s champion, in the third and deciding fall. Other results:
Mark Lewin and Don Curtis and Jim Hady and Luis Martinez were disqualified in a tag team match; The Crusher beat Carl Engstrom; Mr. Sato and Great Togo beat Billy Goelz and Johnny Gilbert; Shohei Baba beat Jack Allen, and Sweet Daddy Siki beat Johnny Kace.
Posted in 1961
Tagged Billy Goelz, Bob Orton, Bruno Sammartino, Buddy Rogers, Carl Engstrom, Don Curtis, Giant Baba, Great Togo, Jim Hady, Johnny Gilbert, Johnny Kace, Johnny Valentine, Luis Martinez, Mark Lewin, Mr. Sato, Sweet Daddy Siki, The Crusher