Tag Archives: Tony Rocco

Dusty Rhodes Retains Wrestling Title

The Miami News – July 7, 1977

Dusty Rhodes retained his Florida heavyweight title last night by defeating Ernie Ladd in the main event of last night’s professional wrestling card before a crowd of 3,872 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Continue reading

Dusty Rhodes Wins Feature

The Miami News – March 10, 1977

In the featured Texas death match last night on the wrestling card at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Dusty Rhodes defeated Superstar Graham. Continue reading

Joe Mondt Downs Wayne Munn In Armory Contest

Miami Daily News And Metropolis – November 23, 1926

NEW YORK, Nov. 23. – Joe “Toots” Mondt, known as the Colorado Cowboy, downed Wayne (Big) Munn, the Nebraska Giant, who held the world’s heavyweight wrestling title for a short time as the result of a victory over Ed (Strangler) Lewis, Monday night in the Seventy-first Regiment armory, where another contest resulted in a serious accident.  In this bout Hans Steinke, the German giant, came down on his opponent, Tony Hatches, with all the force of his 242 pounds.  Hatches was still unconscious one-half hour later when he was removed to Bellevue hospital.  The injured wrestler was said to be suffering from concussion of the brain and a possible fracture of the skull.

Charley Hanson was given a soft one in Tony Rocco, whom he tossed with a crotch and hammerlock in 18 minutes and 72 seconds.  Cyclone Ress and Martin Ludecke wrestled 30 exciting minutes to a draw in the opening bout.  Waldek Zbyszko and Alexander Garkaweinko were also supposed to have had it out, but the latter very suddenly disappeared and defaulted to Zbyszko.