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Rocca Combine Beats Rebels

Long Island Star-Journal – October 31, 1960

Antonino Rocca and Miguel Perez won two of three falls to defeat The Rebel Brothers in the feature of Saturday night’s pro wrestling card at Sunnyside Garden.

The Bavarian Boys and the team of Jerry Graham – Pampero Firpo grappled to a draw, while Ricki Starr defeated Red Grupe when the latter was disqualified.  Rocca faces Grupe in tomorrow’s feature.

Bruno Sammartino scored over Pat Kelly, Pao Yon Chon beat Miguel Torres, Luther Lindsey whipped Al Smith and Tony Martino won from Jose Romero.

Rocca Defeats Firpo In Local Mat Match

Long Island Star-Journal – June 15, 1960

Antonio Rocca pinned Pampero Firpo in 18:35 of the wrestling feature at Sunnyside Garden last night, and promoter Manny Heicklen announced that they’ll clash again in the tag team feature of Saturday afternoon’s special program.

Rocca will hook up with Miguel Perez while Firpo, bearded Argentine brawler, will team with Antonio the Great, giant Italian.  On the matinee card.

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Name Wrestlers For Arena Show Tomorrow Night

Smithtown Star – October 26, 1960

The greatest line-up of pro wrestling talent ever assembled in one ring on Long Island will be at the Long Island Arena in Commack on Wednesday night.

Promoters Larry Mendelson and Manny Heicklen have arranged a sensational seven-bout program for their first card at the spacious arena located at Veterans Highway and Jericho Turnpike.

The great Antonino Rocca, unbeaten South American, clashes with Red Grupe, former heavyweight boxing champion of Europe, in the main event.

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Tag-Team Bout Set

Times-Union – September 23, 1960

NEW YORK- Madison Square Garden’s first wrestling program of the fall season will he presented Saturday night, Oct. 1. with Antonio Rocca and Miguel Perez heading the card.

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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

Twin Tag Tests Top Sunnyside Card Tonight

Long Island Star-Journal – October 11, 1960

A pair of Australian tag team matches, and a non-televised clash between Bruno Sammartino and The Rebel headline tonight’s pro wrestling program at Sunnyside Garden. Continue reading

Wrestling Slated Tonite

The Rockland County Journal-News – July 29, 1960

The Haverstraw Little League will benefit by a professional, Madison Square Garden wrestling show tonight at 8:40 p. m. under the lights at the league stadium off Gurnee Avenue, Haverstraw. Continue reading

Antonina Rocca Heads Show For Haverstraw Next Week

The Rockland County Journal-News – July 20, 1960

Madison Square Garden wrestling is coming to the Haverstraw Little League Stadium off Gurnee Avenue on July 28.  The show will be under the lights and proceeds will go to the Haverstraw L. L. 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

Bruno, Firpo Mix Tonight At Sunnyside

Long Island Star-Journal – September 6, 1960

Bruno Sammartino of Italy and Pampero Firpo of Agentina clash in the non-televised opening bout of tonight’s pro wrestling card at Sunnyside Garden.  Sammartino, a 6-4 360-pounder, claims he’s the world’s strongest man, while Firpo a bewhiskered giant, is one of the roughest matmen currently active. Continue reading