Tag Archives: Red Bastien

Capacity Crowd Expected As Girls Wrestle Again

The Progress-Index – August 23, 1957

ANOTHER CAPACITY CROWD like the one shown above at last week's Richmond wrestling show is expected tonight as the same girls, Babs Wingo, challenger, (left) and Ethel Johnson, Negro girls champion, tangle in the ARE show tonight.

ANOTHER CAPACITY CROWD like the one shown above at last week’s Richmond wrestling show is expected tonight as the same girls, Babs Wingo, challenger, (left) and Ethel Johnson, Negro girls champion, tangle in the ARE show tonight.

An extra 500 seats will help take care of an expected capacity gathering tonight at the State Fair Grounds for promoter Bill Lewis’ professional wrestling program which features a pair of Negro girl wrestlers in a Texas-rules match. Continue reading

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Wrestling Card Slated Saturday At Arena Here

The Free Lance-Star – November 19, 1959

Two of the most popular wrestlers in the game will be teamed up on the big mat show at Fredericksburg Arena Saturday night. Continue reading

Bockwinkel, Stevens Win

Milwaukee Sentinel – February 14, 1972

Nick Bockwinkel and Ray Stevens won two of three falls from Red Bastien and Reggie (Crusher) Lisowski to take the main event of the wrestling card before a sellout crowd of 6,112 at the Arena Saturday night. Continue reading

Thesz Gets O’Connor Draw As Fans Boo

Minneapolis Star-Tribune, December 30, 1953

Although Pat O’Connor of New Zealand had much the better of his wrestling match with world heavyweight champion Lou Thesz of St. Louis, Mo., he had to be content with settling for a draw after a thrilling struggle lasting one hour Tuesday night at the Minneapolis auitorium. Continue reading

Mat Card Completed

Milwaukee Sentinel – July 29, 1971

The all-star pro wrestling show Saturday night at the air-conditioned Arena was completed Wednesday by promoter Dennis Hilgart with the signing of four more matches. Continue reading

Newest Mat Rage Bows At Olympic

The California Eagle – June 13, 1963

Freddie Blassie and The Destroyer, two of wrestling biggest attractions, will have to share honors with the sensational Bearcat Wright night at the Olympic Auditorium. Continue reading

Fabulous Kangaroos Retain Tag Team Title

The Vancouver Sun – February 16, 1965

The Fabulous Kangaroos – Al Costello and Roy Heffernan – retained their Canadian tag team title Monday night before 3,000 Garden Auditorium fans. Continue reading

Wright, Blassie In Olympic Main

Los Angeles Times – December 13, 1963

Two former heavyweight boxers, Bearcat Wright and Freddie Blassie, clash in the main event of a wrestling card tonight at the Olympic Auditorium.

The Scufflin’ Hillbillies meet Count Billy Varga and Nikita Mulkovich. Kintaro Oki and Mr. Moto face Fritz von Goering and Bobby Duranton in co-features.

In other bouts, Edouard Carpentier meets Red Bastien, Don Savage squares off with The Mummy, the Preacher is in with Bob Stanlee, and Steve Stanlee tackles Judo Gene LeBell.

Patterson, Mulligan Fight To No Decision

Savannah Morning News – March 11, 1977
By Floyd Hendricks Sr.

Thunderbolt Patterson, shouting “I want him,” had to settle for a “no decision verdict” in his U.S. heavyweight championship match at the Savannah Civic Center arena Thursday night against the current titleholder, Blackjack Mulligan.

Both Patterson and Mulligan were outside the ring fighting when the referee counted to 10, in effect, disqualifying both. The match started out the same way, with Mulligan apparently telling Patterson he wanted the challenger to shine his boots. Patterson took it the wrong way and commenced beating on the champ.

And that’s the way the eight-minute match ended.

In the semifinal bout, Chief Wahoo McDaniel was awarded the victory after Korean Kim Duk threw salt in his eyes. Duk uses salt to “drive away evil spirits” before a match by sprinkling it on the canvas. It is a custom originated by Japanese sumo wrestlers.

Dino Bravo put an airplane spin on Mr. X and he and his partner, Tiger Conway, whipped Mr. X and Brute Bernard in the tag team bout on the card in 20 minutes.

In other matches, Crusher Blackwell and Big Bill Dromo wrestled to a 20-minute, time-limit draw, and Johnny Eagle pinned Two Ton Harris in the opening match.

The next matches will be March 20, with Andre the Giant taking on Mulligan in the main event. Rufus R. Jones and the Mighty Igor will face the Hollywood Blondes in a tag match, and Red Bastien will face Sgt. Jacques Goulet, Johnny Eagle and Mr. X tangle and Cowboy Frankie Lane and Larry Sharpe battle it out.

Because it is a Sunday evening program, the matches will begin at 7:30 p.m. instead of the regular time. Advance tickets can be purchased at Fox’s Family Restaurant in Savannah and at Miller’s Market in Beaufort, S.C.

Mar. 20 (Sunday) — Andre the Giant beat Blackjack Mulligan cor, Frankie Lane vs. Larry Sharpe, Johnny Eagle vs. Mr. X, Red Bastien vs. Sgt. Jacques Goulet, Mighty Igor-Rufus R. Jones vs. Jerry Brown-Buddy Roberts

Apr. 7 (Thursday) — Ric Flair-Greg Valentine beat Rufus R. Jones-Johnny Weaver (world tag title defense), Ricky Steamboat beat Scott Irwin, Johnny Eagle beat Butch Malone, Francisco Flores drew Tony Rousso, Two Tony Harris beat Joey Rossi

Tag Title On the Line

Milwaukee Sentinel – February 8, 1972

A chance to regain the American Wrestling association’s tag team title will be offered The Crusher and Red Bastien Saturday night at the Auditorium.

The pair that took it away on Jan. 20 in Denver, Colo., Nick Bockwinkel and Ray Stevens, will afford the opposition in a two out of three falls match, with a  one hour time limit.  This attraction headlines five bout program, which starts at 8 o’clock.

In the semi-windup, Ivan Koloff, the 275 pound Russian, takes on Don Muraco, one fall, 45 minutes time limit.  The other bouts will be announced later by matchmaker Dennis Hilgart.