Tag Archives: Pepper Gomez

Pepper Gomez Eyes Second Straight Win

Register-Guard – May 15, 1954

Pepper Gomez, the sensational fast-stepping southern Californian, will be aiming for his second straight local wrestling triumph at the Armory arena Saturday night when he takes on Villainous Boris Kameroff. Continue reading

N.W. Sports By Jack Hewins

Associated Press – October 7, 1953

This, friends, could be slaughter. Or sheer slapstick.

The rasslers have organized a football team and will bang heads with the Seattle Ramblers at Tacoma Oct. 11 in the “Muscle Bowl.” And heaven help the Ramblers if they don’t know the holts. Continue reading

Pepper Gomez Girds For Lou Thesz

Houston Chronicle – August 21, 1955

Pepper Gomez, one of the greatest Texas champions wrestling has had, gets a chance at the world’s heavyweight title when he meets Louis Thesz in the most important main event of the year at the City Auditorium on Friday night.

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Jack Brisco Loses But Still Wins

The Miami News – May 7, 1975

Professional wrestling’s world heavyweight champion lost a match but kept his title last night at Miami Beach Convention Center.  Dory Funk Jr. won by disqualification over Jack Brisco, but a title cannot change hands on a disqualification.

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Ramblers Defeat Wrestler Gridders

Tacoma News-Tribune – October 12, 1953
By Ed Honeywell

By reason of their advantage in youth, speed, better organization and more recent acquaintanceship with the game of football, 1953 version, the Seattle Ramblers prevailed over the Wrestlers in Sunday’s “Muscle Bowl” game at Lincoln Bowl. Continue reading

Pedersen Meets Champ At Auditorium

Oregon Journal – April 7, 1954

A confident challenger and a capable champion come to grips in the Auditorium tonight and it’ll be Eric Pedersen as party of the first part and Lou Thesz as party of the second part when they wheel into action. Continue reading

Thesz, Gomez In Title Match Friday

Houston Chronicle – February 24, 1957

World heavyweight wrestling champion Louis Thesz defends his title and belt against a man who already holds a victory over him when he meets Texas champion Pepper Gomez in the main event at the City Auditorium Friday night.

Gomez earned the right to face Thesz by his battle with El Medico last week and also earned it on the basis of his record. The last time he faced Thesz he won a conclusive victory over the big St. Louis star and ousted him out of the No. 2 spot in the nation’s ratings.

Gomez will go into the ring full of confidence on Friday. Since his last battle with Thesz he has had the advantage of coaching by Lou’s former manager, Strangler Lewis, and he expects the things he learned from Ed to pay big dividends in Friday’s fracas.

Friday’s six-match card is at the City Auditorium due to the fact that the rodeo occupies the Coliseum. But promoter Morris Sigel has made the bill of Coliseum proportions.

In the semifinal an international slugging bee will take place when Oriental Tokyo Joe matches his chops and chokes against the rough wrestling of Irish Danny McShane.

In the balance of the prelims Bobby Managoff battles Iron Mike in the promising special event with Managoff out after main event recognition.

The Bulldog faces 552-pound Country Boy Calhoun who is rapidly assuming the proportions of a legend here.

Joe (Killer) Christy tries his wallops against sturdy Dirty Don Evans in the second bout.

Larry Chene will leap into action in the opener against Mad Maurice Vachon.

Giant Will Wrestle Tonight

The Modesto Bee – February 4, 1977

Andre the Giant will wrestle in Modesto tonight in a five-man tag match in the Uptown Arena, starting at 8:30 o’clock.

Andre, who is 7-foot-5 and weighs 485 pounds, will team with Pepper Gomez to meet the team of the Great Fuji and brothers Johnny and Jimmy Valiant.  The match will be over on hour, two-out-of-three falls.

In other bouts, Alberto Madril will face Mad Dog Vachon and Alexis Smirnoff will meet Rock Riddle.

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