Tag Archives: John Tolos

Rocca Duo Wrestle In Garden Mat Test

Long Island Star-Journal – August 27, 1960

Antonino Rocca and Bruno Sammartino, spectacular unbeaten Latin combination, oppose Chris and John Tolas, Greek Villains, at Madison Square Garden tonight.

Ricki Starr, ex-ballet dancer and Miguel Perez, clever Puerto Rican are paired against Pampero Firpo and Dr. Jerry Graham in another tag team

Starr Triumphs, Will Top Card On Saturday

Long Island Star-Journal – June 29, 1960

Ricki Starr defeated Australian champion Bud Cody in 7:15 of the Sunnyside Garden wrestling feature last night and promptly was invited to return on promoter Manny Heicklen’s special non-televised show Saturday night to face Antonio the Great, the Italian giant.

Starr will share top billing with the unbeaten tag team of Antonino Rocca and Miguel Perez, slated to tangle with Pampero Firpo and Dr. Jerry Graham.

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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.

Rocca Team Mat Victor

Long Island Star-Journal – August 24, 1960

Antonino Rocca and Bruno Sammartino defeated Pampero Firpo and Dr. Jerry Graham last night before the largest crowd of the summer wrestling season at Sunnyside Garden.

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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

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

Big Mat Show At Sunnyside Tonight

Long Island Star-Journal – July 5, 1960

The biggest mat show of the season is scheduled tonight at Sunnyside Garden, with three tag team matches and three individual bouts involving a total of 18 grapplers. 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

3 Tag Matches Top Sunnyside Card Tonight

Long Island Star-Journal – August 16, 1960

Three tag team matches highlight tonight’s pro wrestling card at Sunnyside Garden, with the non-televised opening match at 8:30 P.M., pitting Dr. Jerry Graham and Pampero Firpo against the Bavarian Boys. Continue reading

Negro Girls Will Wrestle

The Southeast Missourian – September 22, 1955

An amateur match will open the bill Friday night when the wrestling clan gathers at the Arena, with the doors to swing open at 7:15, the matches to get underway at 8:15. Continue reading