Tag Archives: Roy Shire

Royal Welcome For New Rassling Mob

San Francisco Examiner – January 31, 1961
By Prescott Sullivan

The State Athletic Commission has rolled out the red carpet of welcome for a new rassling mob.

With the commission’s blessing, the new outfit has settled down in Oakland’s KTVU where last Friday night it put on its first televised studio show.

Four or five other televised studio “come on” productions will follow. Continue reading

Funk-Shire And Gal Match Heads Mat Program Monday

Pampa Daily News – April 10, 1955

BABS WINGO... on local mat card

BABS WINGO… on local mat card

The Dory Funk-Roy Shire wrestling rivalry, strong sample of which was seen in the course of a tag match at the Pampa arena last week, is to be resumed at the Top o’ Texas Sportsman’s Club Monday night. Continue reading

4 Girls Featured On Stadium Mat Card

The Washington Afro-American – June 8, 1957

BABS WINGO

BABS WINGO

Fourteen of the world’s greatest wrestling stars, including four outstanding girl athletes, will see action on the big outdoor show which features undefeated Ricki Starr and the amazing Antonino Rocca at Griffith Stadium Monday night. Continue reading

Rocca, Starr Team Up At Waterbury

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.

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

Mat Program At Hartford

Sunday Herald – January 19, 1958

The rasslers will return to Hartford on Tuesday, when Sam Gulino stages another of his shows at Foot Guard Hall featuring “name” grapplers. Continue reading

Mile O’Dimes Benefit Mat Show Listed At Middletown

Sunday Herald – January 19, 1958

ON BENEFIT CARD... Dr. Jerry Graham, often featured in Connecticut, will appear in tag team bout topping wrestling program for the benefit of the Mile O'Dimes drive, to be held next Saturday at the Wesleyan University fieldhouse in Middletown.

ON BENEFIT CARD… Dr. Jerry Graham, often featured in Connecticut, will appear in tag team bout topping wrestling program for the benefit of the Mile O’Dimes drive, to be held next Saturday at the Wesleyan University fieldhouse in Middletown.

“Name” wrestlers who have been rousing state fans will appear in Middletown next Saturday on an all-star program to be staged at the Wesleyan University fieldhouse for the benefit of the Mile O’Dimes drive. Continue reading

Waterbury Mat Bouts Click; Meriden To Run

Sunday Herald – November 24, 1957

Professional wrestling’s flood tide of prosperity in Connecticut hit one of its higher waves when a benefit card sponsored by the Waterbury B’nai B’rith drew a large attendance to Buckingham Hall which paid a gross of $3,539.50. Continue reading

Wrestling War To Pop In Bay Area

San Francisco News-Call Bulletin – February 15, 1961
By Roger Williams

There’s a wrestling war brewing in San Francisco and Oakland that could prove to be a dilly. It’s touched off by the invasion of an outside promoter who is now giving the public live matches for free on television. Continue reading