Tag Archives: Treach Phillips

Melby Defeats Tarzan Zimba In Mat Show

Idaho State Journal – October 2, 1954

Handsome Bill Melby dropped Tarzan Zimba with a body press for the third fall Friday night to win the evening’s feature match in promoter E.R. Reynolds’ first wrestling show of the season. Continue reading

Lou Thesz Wins In Coliseum Test

The Spokesman-Review – May 11, 1956

Lou Thesz, former heavyweight wrestling champion of the world, took two out of three falls to win his match with Adrian Baillargeon last night at the Coliseum. Continue reading

Donovan Takes Win In ‘Wrestle To Finish’

The Spokesman-Review – April 6, 1956
By Danny May

More than 2000 wrestling fans warmed up last night at the Interstate Fairgrounds arena for next week’s Coliseum headliner between Primo Carnera and equally huge Adrien Baillargeon. Continue reading

Triple Features Wrestling Card

Deseret News – June 18, 1957

Three action-packed mat features should make the old coliseum wrestling arena rock ‘n’ roll Friday when the local promoter presents the weekly program. Continue reading

Da Preem No Show; 40 Irked

The Spokesman-Review – April 13, 1956

There were 3,284 wrestling fans at the Coliseum last night and evidently 40 of them came to see Primo Carnera.

Carnera, former world heavyweight boxing champion, failed to show for his scheduled match with Quebec’s Adrien Baillargeon, but when fans were offered their money back because of Primo’s nonappearance, only “about 40” took advantage of the opportunity. Continue reading

Foreign Gals Cop Mat Win

Deseret News And Telegram – November 26, 1954

Senioritas Olga Zepada and Ida Mae Martinez triumphed  in the all-girl tag team match Thursday night at the Fairgrounds Coliseum before  the largest crowd of the indoor season.

The attractive Mexican girls downed Misses Mary Jane Mull and Bonnie Watson in a modern mat thriller.

Bill Melby defeated rugged Tony Borne in the co-feature.  A near riot developed during the closing moments as “Treach” Phillips was losing to Earl Lacy via disqualification.

Promoter Dave Reynolds announced that next week’s main attraction will be the tag team of Melby and George Strickland against Gypsy Joe and Big Ted Christy.

Pesek Captures Midwest Crown

Lincoln Journal – July 4, 1971

Jack Pesek took the Midwest championship away from The Claw Saturday night at the Pershing Auditorium in the pro rassling match by taking two of three falls. The second fall was given to Pesek on a disqualification.

In another match, Cowboy Bob Ellis took five falls to Ox Baker’s one in a Texas Tornado match. Gerry Miller won over Ali Ben Khan and Treach Phillips and Tony Russo drew in other matches.