Spokane Daily Chronicle – November 9, 1968
Tom Andrews got a little help from John Tolos outside the ring and put an atomic drop on Bobby Shane to win the eight-man Inside the Ropes Battle Royal on last night’s pro wrestling card at the Coliseum.
Tolos, the sixth man eliminated, stuck around and distracted Shane momentarily, allowing Andrews to get the upper hand. Police were needed to separate Shane and Tolos afterward.
Jack Bence, subbing for injured Dutch Savage, was the first eliminated. He was followed by John Kostas, Dean Higuchi, John Heideman, War Eagle and Tolos.
In warmup bouts, Kostas beat Bence, Shane defeated Heideman, War Eagle won on a disqualification over Tolos and Andrews and Higuchi drew.
Next Coliseum card will be Nov. 29, promoter Harry Elliott announced.
Spokane Daily Chronicle – November 8, 1968
It’ll be every man for himself tonight when an eight-man Inside the Ropes Battle Royal headlines the professional wrestling card at the Coliseum.
Signed for the first “Inside Royal” in almost a year in Spokane are John Tolos, Bobby Shane, Johnny Kostas, Tom Andrews, John Heideman, War Eagle, Dean Higuchi and Dutch Savage.
Four single bouts coming from the main event performers, will go on before the feature. First bout is set for 8.
The Vancouver Sun – December 10, 1968
Dutch Savage and John Tolos captured the Canadian tag-team wrestling championship by defeating Don Leo Jonathan and Johnny Kostas Monday night at the Garden Auditorium.
In other bouts, Bobby Shane beat Tom Andrews, Dean Higuchi defeated Soldat Gorky, Vic Rostani topped John Heidemann and Eric Froelich and Jack Bence wrestled to a draw.
Posted in 1968
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