Tag Archives: Swede Hansen

Sammartino Beats George At Sunnyside

Long Island Star-Journal – April 20, 1960

Bruno Sammartino, self-styled world’s strongest man, defeated Gorgeous George after six minutes and 40 seconds in their one-fall-to-a-finish match at the Sunnyside Garden last night. Continue reading

Mat Main Won By Sammartino

Long Island Star-Journal – June 8, 1960

Bruno Sammartino defeated Antonio the Great in the pro wrestling feature at Sunnyside Garden last night.  Red and Lou Bastien, U.S. tag team champions, won over Lou Albano and Swede Hansen. Continue reading

Bruno, Rocca Mat Victors At Sunnyside

Long Island Star-Journal – October 12, 1960

Bruno Sammartino defeated The Rebel, and the tag team of Antonino Rocca and Miguel Perez won from Dr. Jerry Graham and Pat Kelly in co-featured wrestling bouts at Sunnyside Garden last night. Continue reading

Firpo, Graham Mat Victors

Long Island Star-Journal – May 14, 1960

Pampero Firpo and Eddie Graham won two of three falls from Skull Murphy and Pat Kelly in the slam-bang feature of last night’s pro wrestling card at Sunnyside Garden.

Promoter Manny Heicklen announced that his next special non-TV card, “a really sensational show,” will be held on Saturday afternoon , May 28. Continue reading

Wrestling Slated Here

Richmond County Daily Journal – August 19, 1971

Penny Banner 8-19-1971

PENNY BANNER will match her skills against Belle Starr in one of three prelims slated for the Rockingham Ball Park tonight, The main event of the all-star card pits Paul Jones and Nelson Royal against Art Nelson and Gene Anderson. The card is sponsored by the Hamlet Jaycees.

Paul Jones and Nelson Royal, two extremely capable and popular professional wrestlers have a rough test ahead on the mat card at Rockingham Ball Park Thursday evening.

Jones and Royal collide with Gene Anderson and Art Nelson on the main event of the all-star program. It will be for two-of-three falls with a one-hour time limit. Continue reading