Tag Archives: Tony Martinelli

Tolas Freres At Garden

Long Island Star-Journal – August 26, 1960

The Tolas brothers, Chris and John, Giant Greek youngsters from Montreal, Canada, wrestle Antonino Rocca and Bruno Sammartino, unbeaten Latin combo, at Madison Square Garden tomorrow night. Continue reading

Wrestling Slated Tonite

The Rockland County Journal-News – July 29, 1960

The Haverstraw Little League will benefit by a professional, Madison Square Garden wrestling show tonight at 8:40 p. m. under the lights at the league stadium off Gurnee Avenue, Haverstraw. Continue reading

Italian Matmen Top Sunnyside Card Tonight

Long Island Star-Journal – July 12, 1960

Bruno Sammartino and Ilio DiPaolo, two of the best matmen to ever come from Italy, will wrestle at Sunnyside Garden tonight in two of the six action-packed bouts on promoter Manny Heicklen’s allstar program. Continue reading

Antonina Rocca Heads Show For Haverstraw Next Week

The Rockland County Journal-News – July 20, 1960

Madison Square Garden wrestling is coming to the Haverstraw Little League Stadium off Gurnee Avenue on July 28.  The show will be under the lights and proceeds will go to the Haverstraw L. L. Continue reading

Sammartino Still Unbeaten

Long Island Star-Journal – July 13, 1960

Bruno Sammartino, giant Italian grappler, kept his undefeated wrestling record intact by defeating Antonio the Great in four minutes and 25 seconds at Sunnyside Garden last night. Continue reading

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

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

‘Swede’ Wins, Draws, Loses As Grappler

Ocala Star-Banner – January 14, 1958

Carl (Swede) Karlson won his three fall match with Jerry Christie, “drew” with several spectators in a chair-swinging melee after the fight then lost the decision on a reversal by referee Bill Braun. Continue reading

Wrestles Tonight

Long Island Daily Press – January 25, 1945

Rebel Russell 1-25-45

REBEL RUSSELL

REBEL RUSSELL, one of the roughest giants in the wrestling game, makes his debut at the Ridgewood Grove tonight with Georgie Becker as his foe in best two out of three falls to a finish.  In other bouts, Pat McKay and William Hall, also newcomers, will meet Tony Martinelli and Jimmy Austeri, respectively.