Tag Archives: The Crusher

Gagne, Crusher Meet In Benefit

The Minneapolis Star – August 29, 1964

Amateur athletes and teams in the Twin City area will benefit from proceeds of tonight’s professional wrestling card matching Vern Gagne against The Crusher in St. Paul’s Midway Stadium. Continue reading

Pro Mat Card At Auditorium

Milwaukee Sentinel – April 14, 1966

Big time wrestling will return to Milwaukee after a three year absence Apr. 23, with five bouts scheduled at the Auditorium starting at 9 p.m.

A double main event will highlight the card. Continue reading

Tag Title On the Line

Milwaukee Sentinel – February 8, 1972

A chance to regain the American Wrestling association’s tag team title will be offered The Crusher and Red Bastien Saturday night at the Auditorium.

The pair that took it away on Jan. 20 in Denver, Colo., Nick Bockwinkel and Ray Stevens, will afford the opposition in a two out of three falls match, with a  one hour time limit.  This attraction headlines five bout program, which starts at 8 o’clock.

In the semi-windup, Ivan Koloff, the 275 pound Russian, takes on Don Muraco, one fall, 45 minutes time limit.  The other bouts will be announced later by matchmaker Dennis Hilgart.

Rogers-Orton Team Beaten In Tag Match

Chicago Tribune – October 21, 1961

The tag team of Johnny Valentine and Bruno Sammartino beat Buddy Rogers and Bob Orton last night in the feature event of a wrestling show in the Amphitheater at the stockyards.

The show drew 5,706 who paid $15,293.49. They saw Sammartino end the match with a bear hug on Rogers, the world’s champion, in the third and deciding fall. Other results:

Mark Lewin and Don Curtis and Jim Hady and Luis Martinez were disqualified in a tag team match; The Crusher beat Carl Engstrom; Mr. Sato and Great Togo beat Billy Goelz and Johnny Gilbert; Shohei Baba beat Jack Allen, and Sweet Daddy Siki beat Johnny Kace.