Tag Archives: Roy Heffernan

Arena Lists Rocca, Starr In Tag Tilt

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

Appear In State…

Sunday Herald – June 8, 1958

Fabulous Kangaroos 6-8-58Al Costello, left, and Don Heffernan, the “Australian Kangaroos,” will follow up a June 7th tag team match with Antonino Rocca and Ricki Starr at the New Haven Arena with a feature bout against Chief Big Heart and Chief Kit Fox as wrestling returns to Bridgeport via a June 16th show at the Pleasure Beach ballroom.

Ricki Starr And Mr. America Paired In Mat Match Friday

Reading Eagle – May 18, 1958

It isn’t often Ricki Starr is forced to share top billing on a wrestling card but such will be the case Friday night when Promoter Ray Fabiani presents another of his all-action all-star cards in the Reading Armory. Continue reading

Dick Hutton Captures Lou Thesz’ Mat Crown

Globe & Mail – November 15, 1957
By Steve York

Dick Hutton became a good guy again to 9,099 wrestling fans at Maple Leaf Gardens last night.

All the Oklahoma strong boy did was win over Lou Thesz to become National Wrestling Alliance world’s heavyweight champion.

Hutton forced the veteran to concede when he applied his fearsome abdominal stretch at 35:15 of the one fall, no time limit match. Continue reading

Christy Lucky in Wrestle

The Sydney Morning Herald – June 5, 1949

Ted Christy was fortunate to win over Al Costello in last night’s wrestle at Leichhardt Stadium. Continue reading

Two Wrestling Crowns At Stake Tuesday Night

St. Petersburg Times – January 20, 1963

Tampa – Southern heavyweight wrestling champion Eddie Graham and world tag team champions Roy Heffernan and Al Costello, the Kangaroos managed by Wild Red Berry, will defend their titles at the Fort Homer Hesterly Armory Tuesday night. 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

Al Costello Disqualified

The Sydney Morning Herald – November 10, 1950

Al Costello (16-8) was disqualified in the sixth round of his match with Ken Kenneth (17-3) for hitting referee Jim Deakin at Leichhardt Stadium last night. Continue reading

Kangaroos to Split, Perform in 2 Single Wrestling Matches

The Fredonia Censor – March 6, 1958

The fantastic Kangaroos, Al Costello and Roy Heffernan, the world’s most traveled wrestlers, will return to Dunkirk’s Floral Hall Saturday night to feature the weekly mat card. Continue reading

Tampa Grapple Card Monday

St. Petersburg Times – January 27, 1963

Tampa – Wrestling will switch to Monday night at the Fort Homer Hesterly Armory tomorrow night for two weeks and promoter Cowboy Luttrall has capped his four-event program with a six-man Australian tag team match with Wild Red Berry and Saul Weingeroff in action.

Berry and the Kangaroos, Roy Heffernan and Al Costello, will meet Weingeroff and Kurt and Karl Von Brauner under Texas death match rules on a winners-take-all basis.  Regular falls will give wrestlers rest periods of one minute but will not count toward the decision.  Action will continue until a team concedes or wrestlers are unable to answer the bell.

Other events arranged by promoter Luttrall are Reggie Parks vs. Hiro Matsuda, Don Curtis vs. Billy Parks, and Harry Smith vs. Dale Lewis.