Tag Archives: Karl Von Hess

Rocca, Perez In Grudge Match

Long Island Star-Journal – March 19, 1960

Antonino Rocca and Miguel Perez, undefeated Latin American wrestling idols oppose Jerry and Eddie Graham, Hollywood badmen in a grudge match at Madison Square Garden tonight.  They will battle the best two-out-of-three-falls to a finish. Continue reading

Firpo Wrestles At Sunnyside

Long Island Star-Journal – March 5, 1962

Argentine grappler Pampero Firpo returns to Sunnyside Garden, tomorrow night to face Jim LaRock in one of the features of the weekly pro wrestling card. Continue reading

Bernard’s Team Cops Mat Win

Long Island Star-Journal – March 7, 1962

Brute Bernard and Skull Murphy won two of three falls from Bud Cody and Gordon Nelson in the tag team feature of last night’s pro wrestling card at Sunnyside Garden. Continue reading

Orton, Kangaroos In Mat Matinee

Long Island Star-Journal – June 8, 1962

Bob Orton and The Great Scott will clash with the Fabulous Kangaroos – Roy Heffernan and Al Costello – in the best-of-three falls tag team match which headlines a non-televised pro wrestling matinee card at Sunnyside Garden tomorrow. Continue reading

Glamor Approach Versus Rough Guys On Mat Card Here Saturday

The Dispatch – November 16, 1956

Glamour boys of wrestling go against traditional roughnecks in one of the best rounded cards presented here in months at the Lexington YMCA tomorrow night.

Heading the popular guys is the big television favorite Ricki Starr who returns here for the second straight week at his own request. Continue reading

4 Girls Featured On Stadium Mat Card

The Washington Afro-American – June 8, 1957

BABS WINGO

BABS WINGO

Fourteen of the world’s greatest wrestling stars, including four outstanding girl athletes, will see action on the big outdoor show which features undefeated Ricki Starr and the amazing Antonino Rocca at Griffith Stadium Monday night. Continue reading

Rocca Scores Mat Victory At St. Nick’s

N.Y. World-Telegram – April 24, 1957

Last night’s feature professional wrestling exhibition at St. Nicholas Arena was won by Antonino Rocca who gained the decision when Karl Von Hess was disqualified in 14:25. Continue reading