Sunday Herald – June 1, 1958
The New Haven Arena will offer another of its star-studded wrestling programs next Saturday, headed by a tag team match sending famed Antonino Rocca and Ricki Starr against the Australian pair of Don Heffernan and Al Costello, called “the Kangaroos” after the famous animals of their homeland. Continue reading
Posted in 1958
Tagged Al Costello, Antonino Rocca, Dr. Jerry Graham, Eddie Graham, Fabulous Kangaroos, Harry Lewis, Luis Martinez, Mark Lewin, Marvin Mercer, Miguel Perez, Ricki Starr, Roy Heffernan, Steve Stanley
Sunday Herald – November 3, 1957
DUE IN WATERBURY… Famed Antonino Rocca will combine with Ricki Starr to battle Prof. Roy Shire and Dr. Jerry Graham in tag team match that will feature benefit mat card to be staged by Waterbury B’nai B’rith on Nov. 18.
B’nai B’rith Show
Waterbury’s B’nai B’rith, whose venture into wrestling promotion several months ago drew a shiny $4,600 gate, hope to top that at their next mat project on Monday, Nov. 18. Continue reading
Chicago Tribune – April 7, 1956
By Cooper Rollow
With men who know wrestling best, it’s the body press, 4 to 3.
There are many ways of winning on the professional mat, most of them suspect in one way or another. But the true and tried body press – mayhem in a lethal, but legal, dose – won the popularity test last night in the International Amphitheater. Continue reading
Posted in 1956
Tagged Angelo Poffo, Bill Melby, Dick the Bruiser, Hans Schmidt, Ivan the Terrible, Luis Martinez, Reggie Lisowski, Sheik of Araby, Stan Lisowski, Tiny Roe, Verne Gagne, Wilbur Snyder
Chicago Tribune – October 20, 1961
Buddy Rogers, claimant to the heavyweight wrestling championship, and Bob Orton will meet Johnny Valentine and Bruno Sammartino tonight in one of three Australian tag team matches on a wrestling card in the Amphitheater in the stockyards.
Featured in the preliminary bouts will be Haystacks Calhoun, a 601-pounder, who will wrestle Crusher Lisowski, and Shohei Baba, a modest 350, who will wrestle Jack Allen. Other bouts:
Mark Lewin and Don Curtis vs. Jim Hady and Luis Martinez; Billy Goelz and Johnny Gilbert vs. Mister Sato and Great Togo; Sweet Daddy Siki vs. Jack Terry.
Posted in 1961
Tagged Billy Goelz, Bob Orton, Bruno Sammartino, Buddy Rogers, Crusher Lisowski, Don Curtis, Great Togo, Haystacks Calhoun, Jack Allen, Jack Terry, Jim Hady, Johnny Gilbert, Johnny Valentine, Luis Martinez, Mark Lewin, Mister Sato, Shohei Baba, Sweet Daddy Siki
Chicago Tribune – October 21, 1961
The tag team of Johnny Valentine and Bruno Sammartino beat Buddy Rogers and Bob Orton last night in the feature event of a wrestling show in the Amphitheater at the stockyards.
The show drew 5,706 who paid $15,293.49. They saw Sammartino end the match with a bear hug on Rogers, the world’s champion, in the third and deciding fall. Other results:
Mark Lewin and Don Curtis and Jim Hady and Luis Martinez were disqualified in a tag team match; The Crusher beat Carl Engstrom; Mr. Sato and Great Togo beat Billy Goelz and Johnny Gilbert; Shohei Baba beat Jack Allen, and Sweet Daddy Siki beat Johnny Kace.
Posted in 1961
Tagged Billy Goelz, Bob Orton, Bruno Sammartino, Buddy Rogers, Carl Engstrom, Don Curtis, Giant Baba, Great Togo, Jim Hady, Johnny Gilbert, Johnny Kace, Johnny Valentine, Luis Martinez, Mark Lewin, Mr. Sato, Sweet Daddy Siki, The Crusher