Tag Archives: Johnny Kostas

Mayne Meets Dutch Savage

Eugene Register-Guard – September 24, 1970

Lonnie Mayne and Big Dutch Savage will meet in the feature match on Friday night’s professional wrestling card at the Eugene Cow Palace.  The winner is expected to get a shot at Northwest champion The Great Fugi. Continue reading

Thesz Tackles Rogers In Valley Headliner

St. Louis Post-Dispatch – December 30, 1955

Lou Thesz defends his world’s heavyweight title tonight against Buddy Rogers in a one-fall-to-a-finish bout that headlines the Mississippi Valley Sports Club’s five-match wrestling program at Kiel Auditorium. Continue reading

Thesz Winner When Rogers Is Disqualified

St. Louis Post-Dispatch – December 31, 1955

Heavyweight champion Lou Thesz successfully defended his National Wrestling Alliance title against last night when his opponent, Buddy Rogers, was disqualified for failing to break a hold in the main event of the Mississippi Valley Sports Club’s card at Kiel Auditorium. Continue reading

Fabulous Kangaroos Retain Tag Team Title

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

Battle-Royal Go Is Mat Feature

Spokane Daily Chronicle – November 8, 1968

It’ll be every man for himself tonight when an eight-man Inside the Ropes Battle Royal headlines the professional wrestling card at the Coliseum.

Signed for the first “Inside Royal” in almost a year in Spokane are John Tolos, Bobby Shane, Johnny Kostas, Tom Andrews, John Heideman, War Eagle, Dean Higuchi and Dutch Savage.

Four single bouts coming from the main event performers, will go on before the feature.  First bout is set for 8.

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.