Sacramento Union – March 29, 1955
By Bob McCarty
The National Wrestling Alliance may not recognize Leo Nomellini as heavyweight wrestling champion of the world. Leo has no challengers in Sacramento County after the way he manhandled Ben Sharpe in Memorial Auditorium last night. Continue reading
Posted in 1955
Tagged Ben Sharpe, Bobo Brazil, Enrique Torres, Frank Malcewicz, Jesus Ortega, Johnny Barend, Johnny Valentine, Leo Nomellini, Lu Kim, Mike Sharpe, Steve Stanlee
Kingston, N.Y., Daily Freeman – September 29, 1954
Antonino Rocca, 227, the barefoot boy from the Argentine, won two falls from Hans Schmidt, 251, the Man Man from Munich, in the professional wrestling exhibition last night at the municipal auditorium.
A large crowd saw the man with the educated feet rally for victory after Schmidt copped the first fall with a body slam and press at 13:27. Continue reading
San Jose Mercury News – November 24, 1955
Vincent Lopez and Cyclone Anaya took turns registering falls as they defeated Mike and Ben Sharpe in a one-hour tag match in the main event of last night’s wrestling card at the Civic Auditorium. Continue reading
Indianapolis Star – July 22, 1963
The Masked Terror, who in many of his past victories has been aided by his manager, Tony Angelo, may have to face the Sheik in the feature event of Tuesday’s pro wrestling program at the Armory without Angelo in his corner. Continue reading
Posted in 1963
Tagged Angelo Poffo, Bill Miller, Bob Clark, Bob Stanlee, Bozo Brown, Don Jewell, Gerd Topsnik, Johnny King, Masked Terror, Steve Stanlee, The Sheik
Toronto Globe & Mail – November 16, 1951
There’s nothing like the unmasking of a varmint to make the wrestling public perk up like with a shot in the arm and, if you would believe Whipper Watson, who takes care of all kinds of varmints, from English lords to disguised football players, that’s what’s in store next Thursday at the Gardens as wrestling revives itself after a two-week layoff. Continue reading
N.Y. Journal American – January 6, 1953
By Hugh Bradley
Antonio Rocca, the barefooted boy from the Argentina, is so peeved today he is biting his own toe nails. All because of the dastardly fate that befell him last night in the featured wrestling event at the Garden when he lost to Lou Thesz of St. Louis just when it seemed he had the ting won. Continue reading
Posted in 1953
Tagged Al Williams, Antonio Rocca, Bobby Nelson, Gene Stanlee, Hardy Kruskamp, Jack Steele, Kola Kwariani, Lenny Montana, Lou Thesz, Lu Kim, Pedro Escobar, Primo Carnera, Raphael Halpern, Rudy Kay, Steve Stanlee, Whipper Watson
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.
Posted in 1963
Tagged Bearcat Wright, Bob Stanlee, Bobby Duranton, Count Billy Varga, Don Savage, Edouard Carpentier, Freddie Blassie, Fritz Von Goering, Gene LeBell, Kintaro Oki, Mr. Moto, Nikita Mulkovich, Red Bastien, Steve Stanlee, The Mummy, The Preacher, The Scufflin’ Hillbillies
Los Angeles Times – December 14, 1963
Bearcat Wright really used his head to retain his claim to the world’s wrestling title at the Olympic Friday night. Wright won the first and third falls with head butts to defeat Freddie Blassie before a turnaway throng of 10,400 fans.
Count Billy Varga and Nikita Mulkovich defeated the Hillbillies, two of three falls, in a tag match; The Mummy defeated Don Savage; Kintaro Oki and Mr. Moto drew with Bobby Duranton and Fritz Von Goering, the Preacher beat Bob Stanlee and Gene LeBell went over Steve Stanlee.
Posted in 1963
Tagged Bearcat Wright, Bob Stanlee, Bobby Duranton, Count Billy Varga, Don Savage, Freddie Blassie, Fritz Von Goering, Gene LeBell, Hillbillies, Kintaro Oki, Mr. Moto, Nikita Mulkovich, Steve Stanlee, The Mummy, The Preacher