Tag Archives: Johnny Barend

Leo Retains Mat Laurels With Sharpe

Sacramento Union – March 29, 1955
By Bob McCarty

The National Wrestling Alliance may not recognize Leo Nomellini as heavyweight wrestling champion of the world. Leo has no challengers in Sacramento County after the way he manhandled Ben Sharpe in Memorial Auditorium last night. Continue reading

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Thesz, Lindsey Battle To A Draw

Honolulu Star-Bulletin – March 3, 1966

Former world champion Lou Thesz and Luther Lindsey wrestled to a draw in one of the triple main events last night on the Civic Auditorium mat card.

Thesz took the first fall with a body scissors, but Lindsey was awarded the second with a flying arm lock. Time ran out before either grappler could gain the deciding three-second count. Continue reading

Barend, Bockwinkel In Draw

Honolulu Star-Bulletin – February 24, 1966

Nick Bockwinkel and Johnny Barend wrestled to a draw in a professional wrestling match last night at the Civic Auditorium.

Bockwinkel took the first fall with an abdominal stretch and Barend the second with an atomic drop. Time ran out before either matman could gain the decider. Continue reading

Lou Thesz Victor In Mat Battle

Honolulu Star-Bulletin – February 17, 1966

Former world’s heavyweight wrestling champion Lou Thesz won by a disqualification over Dick the Bruiser Afflis last night in one of the feature matches at the Honolulu International Center Arena. Continue reading

Tag Team Match Is Standoff

Honolulu Star-Bulletin – February 10, 1966

Ripper Collins and Tosh (Oddjob) Togo grappled to a standoff against Neff Maiava and Gil Ane in a tag team wrestling match at Civic Auditorium last night.

Collins scored the first fall, pinning Ane with an atomic drop. Then Maiava subdued Collins with head butts to even the score. Time ran out before the third fall could be marked up and the match ended in a draw. Continue reading

Ripper Collins, Beauregarde Disqualified

Honolulu Star-Bulletin – February 3, 1966

Ripper Collins and his valet, Beauregarde, were disqualified, as usual, at the Civic Auditorium last night and thereby lost their tag team match with Lord Blears and Nick Bockwinkel. Continue reading

Barend Lays Kozak Out With Cane

Honolulu Star-Bulletin – January 27, 1966

There was extra-curricular action in the wrestling ring last night at Civic Auditorium.

Nick Kozak was supposed to meet Ripper Collins in a feature match. But before things got under way, Johnny Barend sneaked into the ring and attack Kozak with a cane. Kozak was rendered hors de combat and Nick Bockwinkel had to substitute for him. He and Collins split two falls and no one could get a second pin before the time limit. Continue reading

Ripper Collins Beats Reed For Title

Honolulu Star-Bulletin – January 20, 1966

Ripper Collins lifted Ron Reed’s Hawaiian heavyweight title last night by taking two out of three falls at the Honolulu International Center Arena.

Reed won the first fall with a reverse cradle, but Collins captured the second by applying the boots to his foe’s head and stomach. Reed then missed with a flying dropkick and Collins subdued him with an atomic drop. Continue reading

Nick Kozak, Ripper Collins In Draw Bout

Honolulu Star-Bulletin – January 13, 1966

Nick Kozak and Ripper Collins wrestled to a standoff in the main event of last night’s wrestling card at the Civic Auditorium.

After each man had won a fall, they fell out of the ring together and failed to make it back before the count of 20. Continue reading

Lord Blears Mat Winner

Sacramento Union – January 18, 1955

Lord James Blears and Jesus Ortega rallied last night in Memorial Auditorium to win an Australian tag team match against young Johnny Barend and Enrique Torres. Continue reading