Tag Archives: Sam Steamboat

Blassie Takes Wrestling Title Before 13,200

Los Angeles Times – June 13, 1961
By John De La Vega

Blond Freddie Blassie won the world’s wrestling title (honest!) at the Sports Arena Monday night by putting France’s Edouard Carpentier out of commission, and the howling mob of 13,200 wanted to crown him personally. Continue reading

Sellout Expected For Wrestling Bout

Los Angeles Times – June 12, 1961
By John De La Vega

This is it, he-man fans and little old ladies. For the world’s rassling champeenship, Edouard Carpentier of France against Freddie Blassie, the Georgia peach. Continue reading

Mat Title Match May Set Record

Los Angeles Times – June 11, 1961

A gate record for an indoor wrestling show is a cinch to be set Monday night at the Sports Arena when France’s Edouard Carpentier defends his world heavyweight mat crown against Freddie Blassie. Continue reading

Negro And Brutus Win

St. Petersburg Times – September 11, 1969

TAMPA – Cyclone Negro and Beautiful Brutus took the feature over the Great Malenko and Dale Lewis Tuesday night at Tampa’s Homer Hesterly Armory.  Sam Steamboat went to a draw with Hiro Matsuda.  Duke Keomuka and El Mongol defeated the Bastien Brothers.  Big Cat King smashed Eduardo Parez and Bob Roop won over the masked Red Shadow.