Tag Archives: Mike DiBiase

Rocca Captures Mat Feature

Long Island Star-Journal – June 1, 1960

Antonino Rocca won from Haystacks Calhoun  in 11:15 of the feature of last night’s professional wrestling show at Sunnyside Garden.

Bearcat Wright disposed of Chet Wallick in 9:15, Bruno Sammartino subdued Larry Simon in 6:45, Don Curtis whipped Jack Vansky in 7:45, Arnold Skaaland won two of three falls from Iron Mike DiBiase.

Continue reading

Iron Mike Wins Feature Garden Bout

Tucson Daily Citizen – August 16, 1962

Iron Mike DiBiase won the main event on last night’s professional wrestling card at Tucson Garden, taking the second and third falls from Silento Rodriguez.

Rocky Columbo copped the semi-main by winning two falls from Ken Lucas.  Big Jim Wright took the single fall City of Tucson elimination bout from Frankie Cain.

Continue reading

Rocca, Calhoun Clash Tonight At Sunnyside

Long Island Star-Journal – May 31, 1960

Antonino Rocca, best known wrestler of the past decade, and Haystacks Calhoun, 600-pound country-boy, battle in a single fall match highlighting tonight’s card at Sunnyside Garden.  The contest will open promoter Manny Heicklen’s program at 8:30 P. M.

Bearcat Wright, 6-7 Negro sensation from Jamaica, West Indies, will clash with Chet Wallick and Bruno Sammartino, Italian strongman, will engage Larry Simon.

Continue reading

Cain, DiBiase Win Matches

Tucson Daily Citizen – August 2, 1962

Iron Mike DiBiase defeated Rocky Columbo and Frankie Cain took a disqualification win from Rocket Monroe in the twin headliners on last night’s Tucson Garden wrestling card.

Continue reading

Nature Boy Godoy Grapples At Sunnyside

Long Island Star-Journal – May 17, 1960

Nature Boy Buddy Rogers makes his first appearance at Sunnyside Garden tonight in one of the features of an all-star professional wrestling card.  Rogers has been matched with Pedro Godoy in a one fall test.

Continue reading

Bearcat Wright Grapples Firpo At Sunnyside

Long Island Star-Journal – May 10, 1960

Bearcat Wright, giant Negro mat favorite, meets Pampero Firpo, bewhiskered South American Wildman, in the non-TV highlight of tonight’s professional wrestling card at Sunnyside Garden. Continue reading

Firpo, Graham Mat Victors

Long Island Star-Journal – May 14, 1960

Pampero Firpo and Eddie Graham won two of three falls from Skull Murphy and Pat Kelly in the slam-bang feature of last night’s pro wrestling card at Sunnyside Garden.

Promoter Manny Heicklen announced that his next special non-TV card, “a really sensational show,” will be held on Saturday afternoon , May 28. Continue reading

DiBiase Gets The Mask Sat. Night

Eugene Register-Guard – March 24, 1961

Wild Bill Savage claims he is sick of the foul treatment he has been getting from Iron Mike, and will wear his mask Sat. and make him howl for mercy. Continue reading

Dusek-Dillon Clash In Local Mat Fight

Lawrence Daily Journal-World – April 26, 1957

The heated rivalry existing between Joe Dusek and Black-Jack Dillon, stemming from their tag team wrestling partnership here April 9, will probably produce one of the roughest showdowns of the spring season Saturday. Continue reading

Girls Return On Mat Card

St. Petersburg Independent – April 17, 1960



A change is on tap for viewers of the grunt and groan sport this Wednesday night, as Miss Ella Waldek and Miss Bonnie Watson return to the local scene to highlight weekly wrestling action at the new Armory. Continue reading