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The Mystery Man
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A 1963 Detroit Promoter Bert Ruby Michigan circuit card that featured some future pro wrestling stars, a couple under different IDs.

CHENE BEATS "THE STUDENT"

Saturday December 28, 1963
The Holland (Michigan) Evening Sentinel


More than 1,000 fans turned out Friday night to see Larry Chene win 2-out-of-3 falls from "The Student", a newcomer, in the Civic Center.

Masked, "The Student" pinned Chene for the first fall in 13 minutes. Chene managed to twist "The Student's" mask and capture the second fall to even the bout with 18 minutes elapsed.

Chene scored the victory after 25 minutes had gone by when the masked man was disqualified. Gary Hart, "The Student's" manager, frequently interfered in the match.

One Holland fan entered the ring to take part in the fracas but was quickly removed from the building by the police.

Hart opened the evening with a draw against The Black Orchid in a 20-minute time limit match. Lord Anthony Landsdowne pinned Gino Britto with a body press at the 8-minute mark of the 30-minute contest.

Ivan Kalmilkoff and Britto fought to a draw in another bout and Landsdowne, making his second appearance of the night, won over popular Joe Matty with a body slam with 12-minutes gone.

Landsdowne and Britto each wrestled twice because Crusher Cortez and The Great Mephisto failed to appear.

Detroit Promoter Bert Ruby announced wrestling would return to the Civic Center next month.

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Larry Chene always put on a good match. I heard wrestlers state that he could really fly in the ring. The Black Orchid was one of the first wrestlers I remember seeing wrestle at Marigold Gardens in Chicago. He use to pass out orchids when he came into the ring and do a dance when he would win. He was a crowd favorite. Does anyone know if he is still with us and whatever happened with his wrestling career?
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I wonder if the "Student" learned anything in his match against Larry.

Larry Chene was a great talent in the ring. I wonder how things would have went if he hadn't passed away.

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A young 'Lord Anthony Landsdowne', on the above card, in a few months to be known as 'Johnny Powers' starting in June '64 Pittsburgh. Billed as the 'Hawaiian Champion'.

Wrestled WWF Heavyweight Champion Bruno Sammartino for the title in the main event outside at the ballpark a month after he debuted.

"Right place, right villain - blond, Buddy Rogers persona, right time", quoting Johnny Powers from a recent interview.

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