WrestlingClassics.com Message Board Post New Topic  New Poll  Post A Reply
my profile | directory login | register | search | faq | forum home

  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» WrestlingClassics.com Message Board » WON Information Forum » Wilbur Snyder & his HOF chances Part 1 by Yohe

 - UBBFriend: Email this page to someone!    
Author Topic: Wilbur Snyder & his HOF chances Part 1 by Yohe
Steve Yohe
Member
Member # 302

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Steve Yohe     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Reading my WON today, I came upon a section on the Iowa HOF and the induction of Wilbur Snyder. It stated that Snyder was a major football star. That isn't true & it buged me, as things do. I worked on a Snyder paper & record a few years ago and gave it up. But the football comment made me want to post the football part of the story, but I've desided to just put up the unfinsh stuff I worked on. No harm...I thought. I like parts of it. So:

WILBUR SNYDER & HIS HOF CHANCES
Part one
By Steve Yohe


It seems to me that Wilbur Snyder has been on the Wrestling Observer Hall Of Fame Ballot from day one. From the beginning he has been described as a borderline candidate. In the first election (8-24-98), Snyder got 32% of the votes and he’s stayed in the same area ever sense. Some fans think he’s got no argument, while many feel he’s a no brainier. Next to Dick Murdoch he’s probably the most well known border-liner, and it’s been pointed out that he & Hans Schmidt are the two top stars of the 50’s left out of the HOF. (this was written over two years ago, before Schmidt was inducted,)

By the time I started watching pro wrestling in Los Angeles and reading the national magazines, Wilbur Snyder was a national star and someone I wanted to see. But his time in LA had passed. I don’t remember ever seeing him live, although he is listed on a few cards I went to in 64. I can’t explain this, because I was as crazy then as now, and a major national star like Snyder would have had my attention. Maybe the match was shot & not interesting or something…I don’t know but I don’t remember seeing him.

But Wilbur was all over the magazines of the time and I wouldn’t have questioned the fact that he was a major star. I remember the contest in the early WRESTLING REVIEW magazine that pronounced him the most popular babyface in the sport.

A time went by in the 60’s & 70’s, he fame faded & he just became a name from the past on cards out of Indiana. It didn’t seem like much was going on with Wilbur.

I’m considered a historian type fan and a long time WON reader & letter writer. I’ve played a small part in the shaping of it’s HOF. It’s been my thought that I should form a strong opinon on this issue & make a statement one way or another. Over the years, I’ve only voted for Snyder once, and that was because I was worried he was going to fall off the ballot before I could find the time to investigate Snyder’s legitimacy as a HOF.

This year, lacking a project, I decided to put together a Snyder Record and then write something about him and his HOF chances. This is that paper and a good enough record was completed. I must say a bunch of the major AWA, Indiana, and St Louis historians helped me. Many of them were very pro Snyder and thought anyone who saw his record would fall in line. I don’t know if that is the result.

Wilbur Snyder was born in Santa Monica on Sept. 15, 1929. He seemed to live in the city for much of his younger years. Santa Monica is a beach city in Los Angeles that has been know for being home to pro wrestlers in the area and many guys retire in the area. Over the years many pros have been connected to this area & it’s beaches. Guys like Freddie Blassie and Baron Leone were know to live there. Another well know resident was Sandor Szabo, who was active in the area both as a wrestler and in the office. I think Snyder, a good looking athlete with size and ability, was know by wrestling insiders of the period, probably Szabo or Vic Christy’s nephew Jerry Christy….and the boy was brought to the attention of local wrestling booking agent Johnny Doyle. The same story can be told about the early careers of Lou Thesz in St Louis and with Enrique Torres, also in Los Angeles. There was big money to be made with young locals who were good enough to be turned into wrestling stars.

Snyder first sport was football and that would have to come first before he’d start thinking of entering wrestling for a living. But I would think he’d have been in contact with wrestling insiders on the beaches & gyms of Santa Monica before football. It was a fun trade he could always fell back on and I think, by high school, he was being trained by someone. Sandor Szabo & Warren Bockwinkel take claim to this, but Bockwinkel may have come in to the picture a few years later. (Perhaps as late as Edmonton.)

Snyder played football at Van Nuys High School starting around 1944. He claimed to have lettered 4 times, so maybe it was a 4 year school. He also trained some as a gymnast. In bios it’s always claimed that his quarterback on the team was good friend Bob Waterfield. I know nothing about football, but I read some. In Waterfield’s bio, he does play at Van Nuys but by 1942 he’s playing for UCLA & stared against Georgia in the 1943 Rose Bowl. He spent time in the Army in 1943, but a bad knee sent him back to UCLA in 1944. He was drafted by the Cleveland Rams, who later moved to LA. So it doesn’t seem like Wilbur played with Waterfield (if the numbers are right) but he knew him and they were friends in the story.

Through High School, Snyder dated a Shirlee Ann Hanson and married her on July 3, 1948. It’s been said that it also was both’s graduation day. A claim, that she was also courted by Waterfield doesn’t ring right, but that was the family story. The two must have been in love because they stayed together the rest of their lives. Nothing I’ve read makes Wilbur seem like anything other than a dedicated family man.

In Sept. 1948, Snyder moved to the University Of Utah to play collage ball as an offensive tackle. Wilbur did not start and he did not letter. He dropped out of school after his junior year. Two of his teammates were Joe Tangaro and Guy Brunetti, both future pro wrestlers. Some reports having Snyder training as a wrestler after leaving school but we have no record of any matches.

Around Aug. 1952, Snyder got a try out with the Los Angeles Rams, using his quarterback friend Bob Waterfield as a reference. His name never made the roster & he never seemed to play in a game. On Sept. 4, 1952, he was sent to Edmonton by a coach to get experience playing in the Canadian Football League. He was listed as a tackle but all we know is he kicked 14 conversions in the playoffs as a place kicker. (Note: I have a B.A. in Physical Ed. but know very little about football.)

In December 1952, the LA Rams won their division but lost in the NFL title game to Detroit. It really doesn’t matter to this paper because Snyder was never on the team.

Understanding Los Angeles pro wrestling promotions in the 50’s is like reading about organized crime. There seems to be two major promotional rivalries in Southern California but sides were always changing and power went back & forth. One side had the booking office owner Johnny Doyle, who was in control of the area by 1946 after buying out his old boss’s Ray Fabiani and Nick Lutze. He played a major part in the promotion of wrestling on TV and created major stars like Gorgeous George, Primo Carnera, Enrique Torres, and Baron Michele Leone. Under commission rules as booking agent he wasn’t supposed to run his own arena, just supply talent, but he did anyway. The other side was bossed by Cal Eaton who ran The Olympic Auditorium. Eaton, during the 50’s would develop political ties thru marrage and end up controlling the commission. With the Hollywood promoter Hugh Nichols, they battled for control of local wrestling. (it’s very complicated & I’m not going to pretend to understand the whole mess.)

Starting around 1947, Los Angeles wrestling started appearing on TV. With time there was TV wrestling on every night and a lot of the TV reached areas as far away as the Mississippi River. So, making a star in LA, was creating a national star that could be booked everywhere by Johnny Doyle. In 1947, Doyle was using AWA Champion Frank Sexton and local champion Enrique Torres, but soon after Lou Thesz becoming owner of St Louis, and Thesz saw the value of LA TV. So he made deals with Doyle, and he, with time, became the major champion in town and used LA talent in the mid-west.

On May 21, 1952, after a years build up, Johnny Doyle staged a huge promotion in LA’s Gilmore Field that put Lou Thesz NWA WC up against the local California champion Baron Michele Leone. Thesz won and unified the title in the state, but the real news was the match drawing 25,256 and a new gate record of $103,277. Los Angeles’ golden period, following the TV surge, had peaked and it would be down hill from there.

In Oct. 1952, Doyle made a deal with ABC TV to send wrestling tapes from the Olympic to 11 western states. By 1953 there was also shows from North Hollywood on KNEX on Saturday nights, going against Doyle. Doyle also had a Wilmington Bowl TV show on KLAC (Ch 13), which was later moved to Hollywood. At one time or another there was TV from just about every arena & it was on almost every night. On March 11, 1953, Doyle moved his office out of the Olympic Auditorium to Hollywood and the major war was on.

Wilbur Snyder signed a contract with Johnny Doyle’s booking agency in March 1953 and had his first match on March 14 in North Hollywood. On March 24 he wrestled a draw with his trainer Sandor Szabo in Wilmington. By this time he seems to be getting trained by the big star Szabo and Warren Bockwinkel. It should be noted that Warren Bockwinkel was one of Lou Thesz best friends and had close ties with the St Louis promotion.

The young good looking Snyder was given a major push from day one. In 1953 he beat local stars like Chris Zaharias, Joe Pazandak, The Great Bolo, Jack Mc Donald, Fred Blassie, Karl Davis, Red Berry, Gino Garibaldi, with his only major loss going to rival Mr Moto. He also forms a major tag team with Sandor Szabo.

Snyder was 6’2” and had good skills and could move. He was build as a scientific wrestler. His main gimmick was his football background and his crewcut. From what I’ve seen he had all the standard holds for that gimmick. Dropkicks, leapfrogs, flying headscissors, armdrags, flying hammerlocks, and ankle locks coming off the ropes. His finishing hold was an abdominal stretch which was really over and he was famous for it. Today, it’s never used right, but in the 50’s & 60’s it was a killer hold for babyfaces. I think Synder was a good worker and he showed good wrestling skills. But he wasn’t on the level of a Billy Robinson, Karl Gotch, or The Destroyer who made wrestling moves more entertaining. Mil Mascaras was a better wrestler but I think Synder had size that made his brawling look more realistic. He was as good or better than a lot of HOF’ers.

I don’t think he was an actual shooter, like a Hodge or Thesz. He may have wrestled some in school but I haven’t read that. But he was good enough so that Beyer couldn’t tell when I asked him about Snyder.

It also seems like Snyder was in the gym with Bockwinkel’s son Nick. Nick Bockwinkel would later wrestle using the same crew cut babyface gimmick. I always thought Nick was kind of a boring worker as a face, and didn’t really become a great wrestler until turning heel in the AWA.

In June 1953, Doyle booked him into Salt Lake City. After beating Moto, Snyder was given a try out NWA Title match against Lou Thesz. He lost a 2/3 fall match but it drew 6,000 fans and turned away another 3,000. Thesz went away happy with Bockwinkel’s young wrestler and plans were made to book Snyder into a major opponent for Lou and the NWA title.

On March 29, 1953, local LA promoter Nick Lutze went to the NWA convention to complain about Johnny Doyle and Cal Eaton having an monopoly. The NWA did nothing about the problem, so Lutze then went tothe local FBI with his claims. His blackballing complains later leads to the investigation of the NWA by the federal government.

In June 1953, Doyle moves his Wednesday network TV show to San Diego and goes up against Eaton’s Olympic Wednesday cards.

On Aug. 25, Snyder returns to Edmonton to play football. He seems to be mainly a kicker and hits 31 straight convertions, a CFL record (which wasn’t called the CFL in 1953). On the team with him were Gene Kiniski (#50) and Joe Blanchard. Wilber’s number was 63. He is only paid $8,000 for the season and so quit the sport to wrestle full time.

During the season he wrestles in Edmonton feuding with Sockeye Jack Mc Donald. Warren Bockwinkel is also in the area.

On Sept. 4, Cal Eaton joins the NWA and went head to head with Doyle at NWA convention in Chicago. Eaton seems to win but the war continues back in LA. On Sept. 24, Eaton closes down The Olympic Auditorium, saying there was no reason to book cards against the free TV shows coming from San Diego. NWA President Sam Muchnick then flew to LA to mediate a new agreement.

Snyder returns to Los Angeles in December 1953 to work full time with the same push. On Jan. 11, 1954, Snyder wins the International TV title from Mr Moto in Hollywood. On Jan. 18, 1954 he and Szabo take the International TV Tag Tile from Bud Curtis and Hans Schnabel.

On Jan. 11, 1954, Johnny Doyle sells his Los Angeles booking office and arenas to Cal Eaton and Mike Hirsh for $27,000. He then moves to NYC to work with old boss Toots Mondt.

Synder continues to win with victorys over John Tolos, Dud Curtis, Moto, Lord Blears, Tom Rice and Joe Pazandak. On March 8, he & Szabo lost the tag title to Lord Blears & Lord Layton.. They must have won it back soon after because the record has then losing it again to the Great Bolo and Tom Rice on April 5.

In early 1954, CBS was running a Saturday afternoon network TV show out the Hollywood Legion Stadium. Forgotten now, it was a big deal with national stars like Rogers, Longson, and Rocca being brought in to LA just for the show and it seems to have been shown in every market. On Saturday afternoons, fans would be admitted free and only one warm up match took place before the main event.

On March 27, 1954, Wilbur Snyder challenged Lou Thesz for the NWA world title on this CBS network TV show. The match went to a 60 minute draw after they split the first two falls. Thesz looked like a loser as the bell saved him. The great showing made Synder a national star and Thesz/Snyder became a hot main event across NWA territorys.

On April 19, 1954 in Hollywood, Szabo & Snyder lost the tag title back to Great Bolo (Al Lovelock) & Tom Rice.

On May 24, Snyder went to El Paso Texas to wrestle another draw with Lou Thesz. In LA Synder teamed up with the also young Bobo Brazil to contend for the tag title.

On July 31, he wrestled another draw with Thesz in Sault Lake City, drawing 4,876.

In September, Johnny Doyle, unhappy on the East Coast, returned to LA, and began to running outlaw promotions in South Gate, Las Vegas, & Salt Lake City. So the war wasn’t over.

Wilbur began wrestling his old football teammate Gene Kiniski during this time period. In singles matches Snyder was 5-0 vs Gene. On Sept. 9, 1954, Snyder and Bobo Brazil defeated Kiniski & Lord Blears for the vacant International TV Tag Title in Hollywood. Snyder/Brazil lost the title at The Olympic on Oct. 13 to Kiniski & John Tolos. It drew 3,500 in a building that held 10,400.

One of the major or, better yet, the major hold backs in Snyder’s credibility as a HOF’er is the criticism that he couldn’t draw, and it was my goal to prove that wrong. At least if I’m going to give my endorsement. He has to be shown to be a major draw.

On Nov. 1, 1954, Wilbur Snyder got his big rematch in LA with Lou Thesz. It took place in Hollywood. It was another draw, which sounds good for Wilbur….but it only drew 3,500. The number bothers me, but maybe it was on TV.

Los Angles has never been know as a territory with good payoffs. Guys were in the area to get recognition via TV (in the 60’s, wrestlers worked LA to get booked in Japan). To make real money, a star had to tour the rest of the nation. It was this way with Primo Carnara, Gorgious George, Enrique Torres, & Baron Leone….and Snyder had to do the same.

A lot of bios on Snyder has him going to Chicago next, but the record shows him in St Louis mainly because of the build up with Thesz on L. A. TV, that was watched all over the mid-west. So in Jan. 1955, Snyder ends up in St Louis working for Sam Muchnick and Lou Thesz. Perhaps Snyder was always working for St Louis, when you realize he was trained by Bockwinkel and pushed into match with Thesz. I wouldn’t be surprised to find out that Muchnick/Thesz had bought him into the Los Angeles company to get TV exposure & develop stars. Enrique Torres was pushed the same way in 1949 & Thesz was farmed out to LA before being made a St Louis hometown star in 1936.

Synder reached St Louis on Jan. 7 went he beat Dutch Hefner in 2:24. The next night he beat Mike Paidousis in 2:03. By this time, St Louis had it’s own local TV show. On January 15, 1955, Thesz was booked to defend his NWA title vs Bill Miller on the TV show, but Miller no showed for some reason, and Muchnick offered the young Snyder as a substitute. Thesz couldn’t talk his way out of it, and the match ended up another 37 minute draw where Thesz put Wilbur over like he was about to lose.

Snyder then returned to Los Angeles for the big blow off Thesz match at The Olympic Auditorium. In this title match, Thesz defeated Snyder and kept his title. This match drew a sellout 10,400 and is a highlight for Wilbur’s career.

With that, Wilbur Snyder’s time in his hometown of Los Angeles ends. He rarely wrestles there after the Thesz match. As far as drawing goes, he seems to have done well. The time period in LA during the 53 & 54 push of Snyder is considered a “down” period. Some claim that it was Thesz’s blow off of Leone in the big unification match that did the damage. I think it was too much TV and the war between Doyle and Eaton. Snyder seems to have been a plus and everything seemed fine with the development young star.

Going back to Johnny Doyle, in Jan. 1955 he resigns from the NWA. On Feb. 25, he is interviewed by FBI investigator Stanley Disney about violations of antitrust laws by the NWA. Doyle gives up facts and names, telling them who else might talk. Doyle is interviewed again on April 24. He gives them the name of Chicago promoter Fred Kohler. Perhaps because Kohler had refused to send Doyle talent for his TV show. Kohler then agrees on May 19 to open his records to the FBI. In June, Sam Muchnick travels to Washington DC & promises to remove all roadblocks to the investigation. June 17 has the Justice department officially announcing the investigation to the public. Muchnick & the NWA claims they are willing to cooperate in any way and is awarded a hearing. There Muchnick blames Johnny Doyle as the culprit behind all their troubles.

In Oct 1955, the California State Assembly Subcommittee begins an investigation of boxing & wrestling in the state. Doyle testifies against Cal Eaton. Eaton is connected with boxing matchmaker Babe McCoy who has fixed matches and had major underworld associates. Eaton with wife Aileen protest that the subcommittee was just “character assassination (Oct. 19). Wrestling gets off with just a reprimand for stealing purses and skimming gates. Boxing gets it worst when it is connected with gangster Micky Cohen.

The NWA investigation ends with the membership signing a consent decree. The NWA dissolves & all rules cancel, then it was reformed under terms of the court order in Oct. 1956. Many members do not return to the NWA, one of them is Southern California. The Antitrust Division closes the case on Jan. 4, 1957. (want more…read Tim Hornbaker’s landmark book.)

On Feb. 15, 1955, with no buildup, Snyder wrestled Buddy Rogers in Cleveland and beat him for the Eastern Title, which can be traced back to the old Bowser AWA WC…if you try hard enough. Snyder then defends the title against Killer Kowalski in Cleveland, and only draws 1,921 (!!!!). He wrestles a draw with Rogers on March 1 in Cleveland and another draw in Peoria on March 7. On March 10, Snyder defeat Rogers in a non-title match in Columbus via decision. On March 15, Wilbur lost via DQ to Buddy in Cleveland & that must have been a title change because I don’t think Rogers & Snyder ever wrestle again…in their careers. All this seems very strange to me, but I’ve been unable to get Cleveland newspapers to figure it out. I don’t know what he drew but getting wins over Rogers is a big plus…if it happened.

With the build up done, Snyder got his rematch with Thesz in St Louis on March 4, 1955. At the 43:00 mark, Snyder hit Lou with a flying tackle knocking him out of the ring. Twice the hot contender punched the heel champion as he was trying to climb back into the ring. Referee Bill Thom tried to pull Snyder off and got punched by Wilbur for his trouble. Manager Ed “Strangler” Lewis then jumped into the ring demanding a DQ….and he got KO’ed by the kid. When Thom got to his feet, he stopped the match & gave the win to the champion on a disqualification. The card drew 9,701. I see that as good but it’s not a sellout in St Louis.

This set up an St Louis rematch for March 25. It was billed as a 2/3 fall match with a 90 minute time limit. Snyder won the first fall in 47:07 & Thesz took the 2nd in 12:06. The time limit then ran out and the match was called a draw. The match only drew 6,343, which sounds disappointing but the newspaper blamed the weather. It does bother me. This is a major highlight in his career & 6,343? If that was the only disappointment or rare, I’d just forget it….but we’ll see more later.

A third match with Thesz in St Louis was booked for April 24, 1955. This time with no time limit. Thesz won 2/3 fall with a crowd of 9,069. Ok… but not a sellout in an important match.

Snyder then toured the south and up into Indianapolis for the first time. St Louis had three main tours that started with Tom Pack in the 1920’s. One was the route taken by Snyder. Memphis, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Evansville, before a return to St Louis. At times you could throw in Kansas City & St Joseph. There also was a Texas tour and a trip into Canada. In June & July, Wilbur was in the Montreal territory.

There he had two draws with Pat O’Connor and lost a match with Don Leo Jonathan that I think was a Montreal world title match (July 6). He also had a match with Antonino Rocca and beat Gorgeous George via DQ in Ottawa on July 12.

From September to the end of the year, he worked in Texas. He wrestled Thesz a few time and did a number of non-clean jobs to Texas champion Pepper Gomez, and Duke Keomuka…who everyone had to “job to” going thru Texas. On Oct. 21, 1955, he and Ray Gunkel beat Keomuka & Danny Savich for the Texas Tag Title. He & Gunkel losted to Keomuka & Tiny Mills on Dec. 5, 1955. Around Christmass he return to LA for a two week vacation while having two matches with Johnny Valentine (a draw & a loss) in Hollywood.

On Feb. 3, 1956, he lost a match to Killer Kowalski in St Louis and it was then that he moved to Chicago to work for Fred Kohler and his P.R. man Jim Barnett. Snyder had been working for almost three years sense he signed a contract in Los Angeles…. maybe it expired.

On Feb. 4, 1956, Synder had a match with Thesz in his future home, Indianapolis, that drew 11,500 and a gate of $15,000. They met again in Chicago on March 2 & Snyder lost by DQ.

Kohler used the same storyline with champ Thesz in Chicago that was used in St Louis & LA. On Jan. 28, 1956, Snyder replaced a no showing Shiek in a TV title match with Lou Thesz. Lou would only take the match if it had a 30 minute time limit and he was able to hang on for a time limit draw.

During this period, Snyder beat guys like Hans Schmidt, Hans Herman, Bill Miller, The Sheik and one of his main rivals Angelo Poffo. He returned to Montreal for three matches with Montreal WC Killer Kowalski ..a March 14 DQ win…a April 4 DQ ..& a UTC loss on April 11.

He worked in Indianapolis during his period with wins over Poffo and had his first match ever with Dick The Bruiser (a March 20 draw).

On April 7, 1956, Snyder subbed for no showing Jim Melby in a TV US title match against Chicago’s biggest star Verne Gagne. Snyder beat Gagne for the title in 19:40. Seems to have been a one fall match. The U.S. title had been created by Fred Kohler for his star Gagne and it had been pushed like a world title for a few years. Fans accepted this title as being major. The title change is considered one of Snyder’s biggest wins and he would always be associated with the US title in the years that followed.

A Chicago rematch on May 4 with Gagne ended in a draw, as did a May 22 match in Minneapolis Other he defended against were Schmidt, The Bruiser, The Crusher, The Sheik & Poffo.

A third Chicago match with NWA champion Thesz took place on July 6. It was a draw & drew 8,853.

One of his biggest match was an outdoor show in Milwaukee’s County Stadium against Verne Gagne. Snyder lost via DQ, but kept his US title. The card drew 16,069 and $33,689. That’s a major number but you wonder if it was Gagne who was the draw.

Snyder lost the US title to Hans Schmidt on Sept. 15, 1956 via COR. 7 days later he lost to Gagne in Milwaukee clean drawing 7,038.

END OF PART ONE

(I was going to go into the development of the Indianapolis territory under Johnny Doyle …and how Doyle fell back into using his creation Snyder and The Bruiser as his stars and how Snyder & Bruiser bought the promotion. I was also going to go into Snyder’s drawing ability thru the years and how he stagnates in Indiana. Also talk about Snyder association with various US title and the importance of him putting over Ray Stevens in S. F.. But I wasn’t writing well… and I thought the paper was going on forever…and no one would care… so I dumped it and moved to another project. Maybe I’ll do a Part two, but I can’t see it at this moment.—Steve Yohe)

[ 02-19-2014, 12:58 AM: Message edited by: Steve Yohe ]

IP: Logged
Crimson Mask from FL
Administrator
Member # 10449

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Crimson Mask from FL     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
It's like I've said more than once---definitely a major national star, but (as we'll see if Yohe ever finishes the thing) only for about 10 years, and nobody much left remembers those 10 years. I think he remains on the fence HOF wise, at best.

So long from the Sunshine State!

--------------------
So long from the Sunshine State!

IP: Logged
Steve Yohe
Member
Member # 302

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Steve Yohe     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
My conclusion, after going over everything, was going to be...I don't know. Either way, you can say your right. With such a weak finish, I saw no reason to waste more time on it. Couldn't find any great evidence that he was a HOF draw.

I thought it wasn't very good, but parts were interesting.

Even more so that Dick Murdoch, he is borderline. I think he'll always be on the list, but Murdoch will make it before him...if ever. I'm sure to those who were around in the 50's & early 60's or was from Indiana, he seems like a no brainer, but it doesn't seem like enough. I feel bad because the pro Snyder guys helped me on the record. Some of the newer type historians were much more negative than me.

My main interest in the story was doing something on Johnny Doyle. Most of the Doyle stuff is in Tim Hornbaker's NWA book but spread all over.

I don't think Snyder cared. Bobby Heenan said he worried more about his tennis game, than wrestling.--Steve Yohe

[ 12-01-2013, 12:13 PM: Message edited by: Steve Yohe ]

IP: Logged
Ken Viewer
Member
Member # 5528

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Ken Viewer     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Fascinating read!

Ken

IP: Logged
Steve Yohe
Member
Member # 302

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Steve Yohe     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Even in the prime part of his career, I couldn't show him as a great draw. In St Louis he wasn't a major draw. Later on, he was used but it was like Sam liked using big names in the middle of his cards. Or maybe, the draw, Bruiser, got Snyder booked. Anyway Bruiser was the draw and Snyder seemed to be the guy in the office...kept strong in Tag matches in mid-card or semi position. I knew I would have to cover Indianapolis but lay off details on all the tag title story lines because it was the same thing over & over. And he got old at some point. None of the 50's superstars of the mid-west ever quit. Bobo Brazil, Bruiser, Crusher, Poffo, Gomez, & even Gagne (who made money selling a company of old stars) hung around for years until they turned into small time cliches. (It's a sad fact, in life, that ageing turns everyone into a cliche of what you once were...even Steve Yohe.)

I didn't see this as a fun project and I thought it was a dog (reading it today, it seems pretty good, but need work fixing something's.) And it wasn't going to lead to anything big. I was also getting tired of my own writing style. You get sick of yourself sometimes. So I dumped it.

But I could never prove Snyder was a great draw...there always was a "if" or a "but" or a "maybe" connected to everything...and after awhile you think maybe it was Wilbur himself...and that seems to be his HOF problem...unless you lived in Indianapolis in the 70's.--Steve Yohe

[ 02-19-2014, 01:04 AM: Message edited by: Steve Yohe ]

IP: Logged
Steve Ogilvie
Member
Member # 5116

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Steve Ogilvie   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I found this interesting, although what really appealed was the Johnny Doyle stuff, and the complexities of the Los Angeles wrestling scene.

--------------------
"Mr 100%"

IP: Logged
clawmaster64
Member
Member # 743

Icon 1 posted      Profile for clawmaster64     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Not sure if I ever sent these cards to Yohe.

1/12/55 Bowling Green, KY @ Armory
Southern Junior Heavyweight Champion Ray Piret beat Sonny Myers on a 3rd fall dq
1 Piret pinned Myers with a back slide
2 Myers beat Piret with a "neck-twister"
3 Myers was dq'ed for what the referee "termed an intentional blow to Piret's grin"
Wilbur Snyder beat Cyclone Anaya 2/3
1 Anaya pinned Snyder after a "kangaroo kick"
2 Snyder beat Anaya
3 Snyder beat Anaya

2/24/55 Cape Girardeau, MO @ Arena
Referee Joe Herman
Wilbur Snyder dcor Johnny Valentine in 3rd fall
1 Snyder beat Valentine in 22:26 with a "cobra twist"
2 Valentine beat Snyder with a sleeper hold
3 Both men were counted out of the ring
Pee Wee James & Tuffy McRea beat Major Tom Thumb Ivan The Terrible 2/3
George Drake beat Danny Ferrazo with a Boston Crab
Att: "twelve hundred wrestling fans"
Promoter: Leonard Thomas

4/26/55 Cape Girardeau, MO @ Arena
Referee Joe Herman of St. Louis
The Mask beat Wilbur Snyder on a 3rd fall dq
1 Snyder pinned The Mask in 11:20 "after a series of body blocks and drop kicks"
2 The Mask pinned Snyder in 3:34 after "head butts and several well placed rights and lefts"
3 Snyder was dq'ed for turning The Mask's mask around so The Mask could not see
Mae Weston beat Bonnie Watson 2/3
1 Watson pinned Weston in 11:06 "with a small package"
2 Weston pinned Watson in 12:13 after "a series of arm drags and whips"
3 Weston pinned Watson in 5:10 after Bonnie missed "an attempted dive" and landed "flat on her stomach"
Vic Holbrook beat Ralph Garibaldi via pin in 15:50

5/6/55 Cape Girardeau, MO @ Arena
Referee Joe Howard of Sikeston, MO
Masked Diablo Brothers beat Vic Holbrook & Wilbur Snyder on a 3rd fall dq, 2nd fall by COR
1 Snyder pinned Diablo Brother I in 17:53
2 Snyder was counted out of the ring in 8:30 after missing a flying tackle. Snyder suffered a knee injury so Holbrook had to start the 3rd fall alone.
3 Snyder was dq'ed after returning from the dressing room
Clyde Steeves drew Dutch Hefner when the 45 minute time limit expired in the 3rd fall
Amateur Wrestling Match, 6 minute Time Limit
Arthur Poorman beat Ralph Thomas in 5:31 with a body scissors and half nelson

5/13/55 Cape Girardeau, MO @ Arena
Special Referee: Wild Bill Longson
Masked Diablo Brothers beat Vic Holbrook & Wilbur Snyder 2/3
1 One of the Diablo Brothers pinned Holbrook in 20:59
2 Snyder beat Diablo Brother II in 1:00 with a cobra twist
3 Diablo Brother I pinned Snyder in 2:20
Clyde Steeves beat Chris Zaharias 2/3
1 Zaharias pinned Steeves in 9:07 after a series of forearm blows
2 Steeves pinned Zaharias in 5:35 after a series of body slams
3 Steeves pinned Zaharias in 11:57
Amateur Match, 6 minute Time Limit
Jerry Hinton drew Jim Hickam, no fall scored

5/21/55 Cape Girardeau, MO @ Arena
Referee Charley Venator
Masked Diablo Brothers beat Vic Holbrook & Wilbur Snyder on a 2nd fall dq
1 The larger Diablo Brother pinned Snyder in 12:38
2 Holbrook & Snyder were dq'ed when they unmasked the larger Diablo Brother as Wee Willie Davis
Clyde Steeves drew Ricki Starr when 45 minute time limit expired in the 3rd fall
1 Steeves pinned Starr in 18:30
2 Starr pinned Steeves in 6:14
3 The 45 minute time limit expired before either man could score the winning fall
Amateur Wrestling
Charles Frierson drew Leon Allen 6:00
Promoter: Leonard Thomas
Notes: Special Saturday Night Card.

5/27/55 Cape Girardeau, MO @ Arena
Texas Death Match, Two Referees: Charley Venator & Joe Howard
Vic Holbrook & Wilbur Snyder beat Wee Willie Davis & Masked Diablo Brother 2/3 and unmasked the other Diablo Brother as Killer Karl Davis
1 Snyder beat Wee Willie Davis with a "cobra twist" in 12:22
2 Killer Karl Davis beat Holbrook in 11:04
3 Holbrook beat Killer Karl Davis in 5:31 with a "cobra twist"
Wild Bill Longson beat Clyde Steeves
Amateur Wrestling
Jerry Hinton beat Jim Hickam with a leg lock in 9:00
David Hill beat Ronald Moss

Found those in the google news archives.

[ 12-16-2013, 09:15 AM: Message edited by: clawmaster64 ]

--------------------
"We were so close, there was no room
We bled inside each others wounds
We all had caught the same disease
And we all sang the songs of peace"-- Melanie Safka

IP: Logged
Ed Lock from Sydney, Aust
Member
Member # 76599

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Ed Lock from Sydney, Aust     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Steve Yohe:
I was going to go into the development of the Indianapolis territory under Johnny Doyle …and how Doyle fell back into using his creation Snyder and The Bruiser as his stars and how Snyder & Bruiser bought the promotion. I was also going to go into Snyder’s drawing ability thru the years and how he stagnates in Indiana. Also talk about Snyder association with various US title and the importance of him putting over Ray Stevens in S. F.. But I wasn’t writing well… and I thought the paper was going on forever…and no one would care… so I dumped it and moved to another project. Maybe I’ll do a Part two, but I can’t see it at this moment.—Steve Yohe

G'day Steve,

I really enjoyed reading your feature on Wilbur Snyder.

If ever you get the time and the inclination I'd love to read Part 2 but with the emphasis shifted to Johnny Doyle.

As you probably know, Jim Barnett always maintained that Dick the Bruiser and Wilbur Snyder never paid him and Doyle when they took over their Indianapolis promotion.

Cheers!

IP: Logged
Steve Yohe
Member
Member # 302

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Steve Yohe     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
A lot of this will end up in my "Time Line project". Might be considered the part II, if I ever finish it. I'm thinking about it. The last few weeks I've been working on the beginning of TV in Chicago & the 1st NWA conventions.

I, kind of, figured out the Eagle/George double cross in Chicago.---Yohe

[ 12-17-2017, 03:31 PM: Message edited by: Steve Yohe ]

IP: Logged
BERT from NJ
Member
Member # 4090

Icon 1 posted      Profile for BERT from NJ     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Steve Yohe:
The last few weeks I've been working on the beginning of TV in Chicago & the 1st NWA conventions.

I, kind of, figured out the Eagle/George double cross in Chicago.---Yohe

Steve very interested in this so hope that serves as some sort of motivation! [Smile]

--------------------
"Kneel before Zod"
General Zod

"You're a little out of order yourself-You insulted him a little bit, you insulted him A LITTLE BIT"
Jimmy the Gent Conway

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Edmund Burke

IP: Logged
50 years fan
Member
Member # 5632

Icon 1 posted      Profile for 50 years fan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I SAW DOZENS OF SNYDER'S MATCHES DURING THE FIFTIES AND SIXTIES.
LOU THESZ,VERNE GAGNE AND ED CARPENTIER ARE THE ONES WHO WERE BETTER THAN SNYDER.
HE IS A NO-BRAINER HALL OF FAMER.

IP: Logged
Crimson Mask from FL
Administrator
Member # 10449

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Crimson Mask from FL     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
But he isn't. I don't know how to calculate drawing power, so I can't really comment on whether he was or wasn't a big draw when he was a star, but the fact is that he did not remain a star, and you can't just ignore that. Same with Dr. Miller.

--------------------
So long from the Sunshine State!

IP: Logged
Ken Viewer
Member
Member # 5528

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Ken Viewer     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Steve posted:

...I, kind of, figured out the Eagle/George double cross in Chicago.---Yohe

Waiting to read your explanation of an event that never made sense to me. Care to break it out of your Timeline project and write about it separately?

Thanks.

Ken

IP: Logged
Tim Hornbaker
Member
Member # 2439

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Tim Hornbaker     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Originally posted by Steve Yohe:
This set up an St Louis rematch for March 25. It was billed as a 2/3 fall match with a 90 minute time limit. Snyder won the first fall in 47:07 & Thesz took the 2nd in 12:06. The time limit then ran out and the match was called a draw. The match only drew 6,343, which sounds disappointing but the newspaper blamed the weather. It does bother me. This is a major highlight in his career & 6,343? If that was the only disappointment or rare, I’d just forget it….but we’ll see more later.

I was looking at the data surrounding this match today. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch cited: "St. Louis was suffering its coldest spring weather on record today after a 2.7 inch snowfall paralyzed traffic during yesterday's evening rush hour." - The temperature dropped to the low 20s with driving snow. St. Louis Post-Dispatch, March 26, 1955, p. 1.

Snyder-Thesz in St. Louis was a hot feud in 1955 and this would've been a sellout had the weather been better. Achieving 6,343 under these conditions is actually remarkable.

IP: Logged
Tim Hornbaker
Member
Member # 2439

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Tim Hornbaker     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Originally posted by Steve Yohe:
On Feb. 15, 1955, with no buildup, Snyder wrestled Buddy Rogers in Cleveland and beat him for the Eastern Title

Snyder was appearing in headline matches (with no build-up in many cases) on the strength of his national TV appearances from Los Angeles. Diehard fans in Cleveland already knew who he was based on the cycling of California tapes, and Snyder's matches from months earlier were still being telecast.

On March 15, Wilbur lost via DQ to Buddy in Cleveland & that must have been a title change because I don’t think Rogers & Snyder ever wrestle again…in their careers.

Yes, this was a title change. Attendance was 2,931 at the Cleveland Arena.

IP: Logged
Crimson Mask from FL
Administrator
Member # 10449

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Crimson Mask from FL     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Better late than never.

quote:
On April 7, 1956, Snyder subbed for no showing Jim Melby
I hope that was BILL Melby.

--------------------
So long from the Sunshine State!

IP: Logged
Steve Yohe
Member
Member # 302

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Steve Yohe     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Yohe: "This set up an St Louis rematch for March 25. It was billed as a 2/3 fall match with a 90 minute time limit. Snyder won the first fall in 47:07 & Thesz took the 2nd in 12:06. The time limit then ran out and the match was called a draw. The match only drew 6,343, which sounds disappointing but the newspaper blamed the weather. It does bother me. This is a major highlight in his career & 6,343? If that was the only disappointment or rare, I’d just forget it….but we’ll see more later.

Tim: "I was looking at the data surrounding this match today. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch cited: "St. Louis was suffering its coldest spring weather on record today after a 2.7 inch snowfall paralyzed traffic during yesterday's evening rush hour." - The temperature dropped to the low 20s with driving snow. St. Louis Post-Dispatch, March 26, 1955, p. 1.

Snyder-Thesz in St. Louis was a hot feud in 1955 and this would've been a sellout had the weather been better. Achieving 6,343 under these conditions is actually remarkable."

Yohe: I read the same thing you did. I was looking for proof that Snyder was a HOF draw. And I stand by that statement. It was build up on National TV out of Hollywood and build up in St Louis using LA TV. Led to one of the biggest moments of his career. It drew 6,343. I don't care if it was snowing...I can't prove he is a HOF draw from that number. You can say it would have been a sellout if the sun was out...I can't. I don't give credit from opinions of what might have happened. "Might have" isn't good enough. On top of that, none of the three matches sold out in St Louis. March 4 was 9,701 & April 22 was 9,069. It drew good but didn't sell out. This and a lot of other events surprises me about his career. I went into this project thinking I could prove his ability to draw but couldn't. I felt bad about it because I was around then & he was a star in my eyes....but I'm not going to be a fanboy about anything.

The above was something I worked on....and I stopped in the middle. I didn't think it was any good & the Indiana stuff was going to make it worse. I didn't edit the thing, because I don't consider it a finished project. Maybe I can use that excuse for the Jim Melby thing, but really we know I can't write or spell or remember names. I'm a failure. Maybe I shouldn't have posted it.

One of my main reasons for playing with this was getting the Johnny Doyle/Cal Eaton stuff on paper. Most of what I know come from Tim's NWA Book but I was trying to organize it to better understand what happen. So I should have added Tim's name to it....but it seems he didn't like it, so it's a good thing I didn't.

I'm continuing to organize all the Doyle/Eaton/FBI investigation stuff on my "Time Line" project. So I'll be getting a second shot at the topic. Most of it is a result of Tim's work. I have to do this...because the project's purpose is to cover all of wrestling's history....as if that was possible.---Steve Yohe

[ 05-07-2018, 12:25 AM: Message edited by: Steve Yohe ]

IP: Logged
Tim Hornbaker
Member
Member # 2439

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Tim Hornbaker     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Steve, you did a great job putting together the essential information about Snyder. Nobody else was going to do it. For years, we've heard his name brought up prior to balloting with some people firmly behind his induction, while others are still yearning for proof that he was a "HOF draw." You did a great service by putting this info together.

My comments in this thread were essentially to join the conversation more than anything else.

Check your email.

IP: Logged
Cincinnati Kid
Member
Member # 339

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Cincinnati Kid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I became familiar with Wilbur Snyder when the Barnett/Doyle Promotion out of Indianapolis started TV studio matches in Cincinnati in late 1958 and followed that up by holding cards at the Cincinnati Gardens beginning in early 1959. Back then, Snyder was meeting Angelo Poffo for the U.S. TV Title. That led to other matches for that title against Dick the Bruiser and Mitsu Arakawa.

Snyder also teamed with Yukon Eric in tag matches. One of those was against Poffo and his manager Bronko Lubich in the main event at the Gardens on March 7, 1959. That card drew 15,299 fans; the fourth-largest crowd for an event in Gardens' history.

Some may feel that Snyder was used in too many tag matches during his days in Indianapolis and he may have gained greater fame had he been in more singles competition. In looking back, perhaps the promotion could be blamed for that, but maybe Snyder enjoyed living with his family in the Indianapolis area, gaining co-ownership of that promotion and doing much of his wrestling there and in cities with-in a short drive. For some, having a long rein as a champion or traveling thousands of miles to take part in matches is just down the ladder of their priorities.

IP: Logged
Crimson Mask from FL
Administrator
Member # 10449

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Crimson Mask from FL     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
And those are the ones who don't go into HOFs.

--------------------
So long from the Sunshine State!

IP: Logged
Tim Hornbaker
Member
Member # 2439

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Tim Hornbaker     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'm seeing both points of view.

I'm still doing a bit of research on Snyder and not making a case either way.

But I have a question. Does Snyder's time as a booker-promoter for the WWA account for anything? The WWA was a pretty successful territory for a number of years and Snyder was a major facet in its success.

When you combine his success on a national level (1953-1965) (give or take), then his success as a wrestler on a regional level in the Midwest, AND his role as a promoter-booker for the WWA (17 or so years from 1965 to 1982)...are these combined factors considered HOF worthy?

The "HOF Draw" question about Snyder is something I can't prove. Nobody can. But that isn't the only qualifying factor.

Snyder WAS a national headliner for a period of years. He WAS a TV star. He WAS a world champion. He WAS a regional champion. He WAS owner of a successful territory. He headlined everywhere from Tampa to Montreal and from Toronto to Los Angeles.

He didn't run the regional circuit forever because he wanted to be close to his family. He settled in and ran his territory. Look at other wrestlers like Eddie Graham and Fritz Von Erich (Not comparing them directly), but once they settled in as an owner, how much traveling outside their respective areas did they do? Of course, some guys did more traveling than others, but Snyder was content remaining close to home in Indiana.

IP: Logged
Crimson Mask from FL
Administrator
Member # 10449

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Crimson Mask from FL     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
But Eddie and Fritz remained stars. Can't ignore that.

--------------------
So long from the Sunshine State!

IP: Logged
Tim Hornbaker
Member
Member # 2439

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Tim Hornbaker     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Good point.

I'm sure Snyder retained a measure of star power in his home territory, correct? I know he took a backseat to Bruiser, and was embroiled in the tag team wars of the WWA, but local fans had to see him as a popular star of the organization...right?

I honestly don't know. Like I said, I've been doing some research and haven't gotten to his WWA years as of yet. But his success between 1953 and 1965 can't be denied.

IP: Logged
Crimson Mask from FL
Administrator
Member # 10449

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Crimson Mask from FL     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Think he became more of an up and down the card guy. Like I said, like Dr. Miller. If they had maintained their images like Eddie and Fritz did, they would be HOF no brainers too. They were certainly as major, just not for as long.

--------------------
So long from the Sunshine State!

IP: Logged
OSJ from NM by way of WA
Member
Member # 6136

Icon 1 posted      Profile for OSJ from NM by way of WA   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Tim Hornbaker:
I'm seeing both points of view.

I'm still doing a bit of research on Snyder and not making a case either way.

But I have a question. Does Snyder's time as a booker-promoter for the WWA account for anything? The WWA was a pretty successful territory for a number of years and Snyder was a major facet in its success.

When you combine his success on a national level (1953-1965) (give or take), then his success as a wrestler on a regional level in the Midwest, AND his role as a promoter-booker for the WWA (17 or so years from 1965 to 1982)...are these combined factors considered HOF worthy?

The "HOF Draw" question about Snyder is something I can't prove. Nobody can. But that isn't the only qualifying factor.

Snyder WAS a national headliner for a period of years. He WAS a TV star. He WAS a world champion. He WAS a regional champion. He WAS owner of a successful territory. He headlined everywhere from Tampa to Montreal and from Toronto to Los Angeles.

He didn't run the regional circuit forever because he wanted to be close to his family. He settled in and ran his territory. Look at other wrestlers like Eddie Graham and Fritz Von Erich (Not comparing them directly), but once they settled in as an owner, how much traveling outside their respective areas did they do? Of course, some guys did more traveling than others, but Snyder was content remaining close to home in Indiana.

Allow me to run in while admitting to doing no real original work on Snyder, just looking over the shoulders of you and Yohe and copying your notes. ;-)

You bring up an interesting point with the combined wrestler/booker/owner package of the man's entire career. Here's the thing I see, if I may use a baseball analogy, Snyder is Gil Hodges. For years Gil's fanboys have tried to put all the pieces of his career as a player and manager and genuine nice guy together to make a case for his induction into the HOF. Problem is there isn't any glue known to man that are going to make those pieces hold together in any meaningful way as there simply isn't any "there" there when you get right down to it. You have a beloved star who was great for a very short time, good for a good bit longer and beloved in his decline and then managerial career because of the fond memories people had of his prime. The real problem is that when you start to examine that prime, it really wasn't all that prime.

And that's the red flag I get with Snyder; when you look closely at the things that should show him as a HOF draw, the numbers aren't there. Let's take the St. Louis scenario where a sympathetic voice brings up the cold weather... Sorry, it's St. Louis; people in St. Louis just like folks in Chitown give no ***** about freezing temperatures, they're used to it and if there's an event they want to see, they'll go. I can't let Snyder off the hook for bad weather.

Was his stay-at-home career a success as a "star", no, not really, he moved up and down the card. As a owner/booker he was fine, but it's hard to say just how important his contributions were to the territory. We can definitely say that he didn't retain the aura of "elder statesman/star" that Fritz, Graham, or Gagne did.

Let me bounce back to the baseball analogy again, I was born in '57 and not (thank the gods) anywhere near Brooklyn, so I can be pretty objective about Gil Hodges. I didn't see him play, he retired when I was a little kid and so my memories of him are of that nice man who managed the Mets. That was in and of itself enough for me to do a lot of number crunching to see just how good a HOF candidate Hodges was, and the answer is: He isn't. In any meaningful analysis, where you would expect to see spikes that indicate greatness, they just aren't there. You have a situation where the idea of the great player and manager Gil Hodges has (to Brooklyn and LA fans) has become more of a reality than the actual man. Was he godlike with the glove at 1B like Willie McCovey? No, he was a lot closer to Norm Cash, good but rarely great. Should he be compared to the other great sluggers of his era like Willie, Mickey, and the Duke (to make it easy)? Only if you want to laugh at him, he belongs more in a group with guys like Joe Adcock, Frank Howard, and Rocky Colavito than he does with the greats.

How about that managerial career? Yes, there were some stellar performances by the Mets under his leadership. Exactly how much credit goes to a manager of a great team? Smart money tells you that a good manager will add 3-5 wins over the course of a season and a great manager might get you 5-8 wins over that same 162 games. So best case scenario isn't even going to add 10% to the "W" column.

Now back to Snyder... Is there anything, anything at all that we can point to that would indicate that his booking/presence popped the territory at all on any occasion? I'm asking this honestly, not rhetorically because I'm looking and not seeing anything. The best that I can see is that Snyder equates to Gil Hodges, looks really, really viable as a HOFr until you break things down and then he drops pretty quickly into the Hall of the Very Good. Tim, Yohe, CM; help me out if I'm missing something...

--------------------
"What you say sounds reasonable enough," said the man, "but I refuse to be bribed. I am here to whip people, and whip them I shall!")
-Franz Kafka - The Trial

IP: Logged
Tim Hornbaker
Member
Member # 2439

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Tim Hornbaker     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Good stuff. I enjoyed your analogies.

I do disagree when you say: "The real problem is that when you start to examine that prime, it really wasn't all that prime."

There is much more to Snyder's prime years than what has been posted in this thread. We can't only look at what happened in St. Louis (weather or not) and focus only on that. Snyder had tremendous success - popping houses in San Francisco, Detroit, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, and many other cities.

I'm working on a new biography on Snyder. As I told Steve in an email, my effort is not to "Put Snyder in the HOF." No, that's not my goal. If it eventually happens, fine. If it doesn't, okay. But I'd like for his complete story to be told.

There are aspects to Snyder as a wrestler that aren't generally known. Like how he worked successfully as a heel during times in his career. How he popped San Francisco with Ray Stevens. How much faith Fred Kohler had in him in Chicago. And his success for Barnett and Doyle.

Snyder's an interesting case - and it's not all for HOF recognition. He's an interesting case in wrestling history.

I wish some of the WWA guys could chime in and talk about Snyder's influence as a booker-promoter. I don't think we should discount his importance running the WWA.

[ 05-17-2018, 10:57 AM: Message edited by: Tim Hornbaker ]

IP: Logged
50 years fan
Member
Member # 5632

Icon 1 posted      Profile for 50 years fan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
JUST LOOK AT HIS WIN-LOSS RECORD.
WILBUR SNYDER IS AN ALL-TIME GREAT.
A HALL OF FAMER FOR SURE.

IP: Logged
Crimson Mask from FL
Administrator
Member # 10449

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Crimson Mask from FL     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
*smh*

--------------------
So long from the Sunshine State!

IP: Logged
Cincinnati Kid
Member
Member # 339

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Cincinnati Kid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by 50 years fan:
JUST LOOK AT HIS WIN-LOSS RECORD.

I would like for someone to put together and post the matches and results that Wilbur Snyder had over the years (both in singles action and as a member of a tag team).
IP: Logged
CrusherBolo
Member
Member # 1137

Icon 1 posted      Profile for CrusherBolo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
He headlined enough cards for a long enough time to qualify for any HOF. Just checking though my Milwaukee results quickly, he drew over 11,000 for a US Title defense against Hans Schmidt in the main go. SRO of over 7,000 at the Auditorium vs. Gagne. The one somewhat surprising flop - kind of - was the August 25, 1956 card that drew only 4,000-plus vs. Thesz for the NWA title. But that may have had something to do with it coming three weeks after the big County Stadium show of August 4. I'm sure there are similar figures for a lot of other cities that Snyder headlined. Kohler had enough faith in him to use him as a headliner for years and they made money.
IP: Logged
Steve Yohe
Member
Member # 302

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Steve Yohe     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I just want to see what this looks like.---Yohe

THE
WILBUR SNYDER
RING RECORD

RESERCHERS: JIM ZORDANI--DON LUCE--J MICHAEL KENYON--FRED HORNBY-- GEORGE LENTZ—CHRIS PARSONS (AKA MARK DUPREE)—HARUO YAMAGUCHI-- TIM HORNBAKER—GEORGE SCHIRE--STEVE JOHNSON--JIM MELBY—SCOTT TEAL—STEVE YOHE—VANCE NEVADA—BECKY TAYLOR--ANDREW CARLTON

1929
SEPT. 15 SANTA MONICA WILBUR SNYDER’S DATE OF BIRTH

1944
SEPT. ? SANTA MONICA PLAYED FOOTBALL AT VAN NUYS HIGH SCHOOL & WON 4
LETTERS. QUARTERBACK WAS BOB WATERFIELD. ALSO WAS
A GYMNAST.

1948
JULY 3 VAN NUYS MARRIED HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEART SHIRLEE ANN HANSON
AT THE LITTLE CHURCH OF SHERMAN OAKS. SAME DAY
SNYDER GRADUATED FROM HIGH SCHOOL

SEPT. ? UTAH PLAYED TWO YEARS WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH AT
OFFENSIVE TACKLE. TEAM MATES WERE JOE TANGARO &
GUY BRUNETTI. SNYDER DID NOT START AND DIDN’T LETTER.
DROPPED OUT OF SCHOOL AFTER HIS JUNIOR YEAR.

1950
? HOLLYWOOD WRESTLING REVUE QUOTES SNYDER AS SAYING HE TURNED
PRO IN HOLLYWOOD BEFORE PLAYING FOR THE RAMS.

1952
AUG. LOS ANGELES SNYDER PLAYS FOOTBALL WITH THE LOS ANGELES RAMS,
AFTER FRIEND BOB WATERFIELD GOT HIM A TRY OUT.
HE WAS IN TRAINING CAMP BUT HE CAN’T BE FOUND ON THE
ROSTER AND MAY HAVE NEVER BEEN IN A GAME..

SEPT. 4 LOS ANGELES SNYDER RELEASED BY THE LA RAMS. PROBABLY SENT TO
EDMONTON FOR EXPERANCE.

? EDMONTON PLAYS CANADIAN FOOTBALL FOR EDMONTON AT TACKLE &
PLACEKICKER. HAD 14 CONVERSIONS IN PLAYOFFS IN 1952.

OCT. ? LOS ANGELES JOHNNY DOYLE BROKERED A DEAL THAT SENT TAPES OF
OLYMPIC WRESTLING SHOWS EVERY WEDNESDAY TO 11
WESTERN STATE ON THE ABC NETWORK.


1952
DEC. 14 LOS ANGELES THE LA RAMS DEFEAT PITTSBURGH TO WIN NFL DIVISION
WITH A 9-3 RECORD.

DEC. 21 DETROIT THE LA RAMS LOSE 21-31 TO THE DETROIT LIONS IN NFL
TITLE GAME. SNYDER DOESN’T PLAY. NOT ON TEAM.

1953
FEB. 14 N. HOLLYWOOD PROMOTER NICK LUTZE NEGOTIATES A TV CONTRACT WITH
KNXT (CH 2) TO SHOW MATCHES FROM NORTH HOLLYWOOD.
THE PROGRAM GOES UP AGAINST JOHNNY DOYLE TV SHOW
ON KLAC (CH 13) RUNS AGAINST IT ON SATURDAY NIGHT.
LUTZE LATER MOVES TO THE WILMINGTON BOWL . DOYLE
THEN MOVES INTO NORTH HOLLYWOOD.

MARCH 11 HOLLYWOOD JOHNNY DOYLE LOS ANGELES’ MAJOR PROMOTER MOVED
HIS OFFICE FROM THE OLYMPIC AUDITORIUM TO THE
HOLLYWOOD ARENA. A WAR BEGINS BETWEEN DOYLE & THE
OLYMPIC’S CAL EATON.

? LOS ANGELES SNYDER SIGNS A CONTRACT WITH RING TALENT, INC A
WRESTLING BOOKING AGENCY OWNED BY JOHNNY DOYLE.
ALSO UNDER CONTRACT TO DOYLE ARE GORGEOUS GEORGE,
PRIMO CARNERA, MICHELE LEONE, MR MOTO AND MOST OF
THE TALENT USED IN LOS ANGELES & THE WEST COAST.
STORY HAS ALWAYS BEEN THAT WILBUR WAS TRAINED BY
WARREN BOCKWINKLE & SANDOR SZABO.

MARCH 14 NORTH HOLLYWOOD HONEST JOHN CRETORIA WON

MARCH 21 N. HOLLYWOOD BOB CORBY ?

MARCH 24 WILMINGTON SANDOR SZABO DRAW

MARCH 25 LOS ANGELES PEPI PASQUALE WON

MARCH 26 LONG BEACH CHRIS ZAHARIAS WON

MARCH 29 CHICAGO NWA CONVENTION HEALD. LA PROMOTER NICK LUTZE
APPEARS AT MEETINGS TO THRASH OUT PROBLEMS WITH
NWA PROMOTERS JOHNNY DOYLE & CAL EATON. THEY
REFUSE TO HELP WHICH LEADS TO LUTZE GOING TO THE FBI
CLAIMING AN MONOPOLY.

APRIL 1 LOS ANGELES & LEO NOMELLINI
VS LORD JAMES BLEARS & LORD ATHOL LAYTON ?

APRIL 6 HOLLYWOOD FRITZ SCHNABEL WON

APRIL 8 LOS ANGELES PEPE PASQUALE WON

APRIL 10 SANTA MONICA JOE PAZANDAK WON

APRIL 14 LOS ANGELES PROMOTER NICK LUTZE COMPLAINS TO THE LOCAL FBI
THAT HE IS BEING DRIVEN OUT OF BUSINESS BY THE NWA
WHO WAS BLACKBALLING WRESTLERS WHO WORKED ON HIS
CARDS. HE GIVES A LIST OF NAMES OF PEOPLE WHO COULD
SUBSTANTIATE HIS CLAIMS.

1953
APRIL 15 LOS ANGELES ALI PASHA WON

APRIL 17 HOLLYWOOD (TV) THE GREAT BOLO WON (2-1)

APRIL 18 NORTH HOLLYWOOD JOE PAZANDAK DRAW

APRIL 20 HOLLYWOOD PAT NEEHAN WON

APRIL 22 LOS ANGELES & SANDOR SZABO
VS JOE PAZANDAK & DANNY SAVICH WON

APRIL 23 OXNARD & DENNIS CLARY
VS SOCKEYE JACK MCDONALD & DANNY SAVICH WON

APRIL 24 SANTA MONICA SOCKEYE JACK MCDONALD ?

APRIL 25 VALLEY GARDEN & SANDOR SZABO
VS ALI PASHA & DANNY SAVICH WON

APRIL 27 HOLLYWOOD (TV) & SANDOR SZABO
VS JACK MC DONALD & DANNY SAVICH WON

APRIL 29 LOS ANGELES & SANDOR SZABO
VS BARON LEONE & GINO GARIBALDI LOST

MAY 1 SANTA MONICA JOE PAZANDAK DRAW

MAY 4 HOLLYWOOD (TV) SOCKEYE JACK MCDONALD WON

MAY 5 SAN DIEGO DANNY SAVICH WON

MAY 6 LOS ANGELES & SANDOR SZABO
VS BARON LEONE & GINO GARIBALDI WON

MAY 7 SALT LAKE CITY ALI PASHA WON (2-0)

MAY 11 HOLLYWOOD WARREN BOCKWINKEL ?

MAY 13 LOS ANGELES FRED BLASSIE WON (2-1)

MAY 15 SANTA MONICA GINO GARIBALDI ?

MAY 18 HOLLYWOOD JOE PAZANDAK DRAW

MAY 19 SAN DIEGO & SANDOR SZABO
VS JACK MCDONALD & RED BERRY WON

MAY 20 LOS ANGELES & SANDOR SZABO
VS RED BERRY & JOE PAZANDAK DRAW

MAY 25 HOLLYWOOD & FRED BLASSIE
VS WILD RED BERRY & SOCKEYE JACK MCDONALD LOST

MAY 26 SOUTH GATE KARL DAVIS WON
1953
MAY 26 SAN DIEGO WILD RED BERRY WON

MAY 27 LOS ANGELES JOE PAZANDAK WON (DQ)

MAY 29 SANTA MONICA WILD RED BERRY WON

JUNE 1 LAS VEGAS GINO GARIBALDI WON

JUNE ? SAN DIEGO JOHNNY DOYLE MOVES HIS WEDNESDAY NIGHT NETWORK TV
SHOW TO SAN DIEGO AND GOES TO WAR WITH EATON’S
WEDNESDAY SHOW AT THE OLYMPIC AUDITORIUM.

JUNE 3 LOS ANGELES & SANDOR SZABO
VS RED BERRY & GINO GARIBALDI WON

JUNE 5 SANTA MONICA WILD RED BERRY WON (2-1)

JUNE 8 HOLLYWOOD WILD RED BERRY ?

JUNE 9 SAN DIEGO GINO GARIBALDI LOST

JUNE 10 LOS ANGELES & JESSE JAMES
VS GINO GARIBALDI & MR MOTO LOST

JUNE 15 HOLLYWOOD & LARRY HAMILTON
VS JACK MC DANALD & MR MOTO WON

JUNE 16 SAN DIEGO MR MOTO LOST

JUNE 17 LOS ANGELES DANNY MCSHAIN DRAW

JUNE 19 SANTA MONICA & SANDOR SZABO
VS MR MOTO & GINO GARIBALDI DRAW

JUNE 20 N. HOLLYWOOD SOCKEYE JACK MCDONALD ?

JUNE 22 HOLLYWOOD & BILLY VARGA
VS JACK MC DONALD & JOHN TOLOS WON

JUNE 23 SOUTH GATE & WARREN BOCKWINKEL
VS JACK MC DONALD & TOMMY O’TOOLE N. C.

JUNE 24 LOS ANGELES & SANDOR SZABO
VS MR MOTO & DANNY MCSHAIN DRAW

JUNE 25 SALT LAKE CITY MR MOTO WON (2-0)
(VICTORY GAVE SNYDER A TITLE SHOT VS LOU THESZ.)

JUNE 27 VALLET GARDEN & SANDOR SZABO
VS JACK MCDONALD & TOMMY O’TOOLE WON

JUNE 29 HOLLYWOOD & BILLY VARGA
VS JACK MC DONALD & JOHN TOLOS LOST


1953
JUNE 30 SAN DIEGO (TV) & SANDOR SZABO
VS MR MOTO & GINO GARIBALDI LOST

JULY 1 LOS ANGELES & SANDOR SZABO
VS MR MOTO & DANNY MCSHAIN WON

JULY 2 LONG BEACH & BILLY VARGA
VS MR MOTO & TOMMY O’TOOLE LOST

JULY 3 SANTA MONICA MR MOTO LOST

JULY 9 SALT LAKE CITY LOU THESZ (NWA WC) LOST (1-2)
(AT FAIRGROUNDS COLISEUM ATT: 6,000 WITH 3,000 TURNED AWAY. WARREN BOCKWINKEL ON UNDERCARD.)

JULY 24 LOS ANGELES JOHNNY DOYLE’S WIFE, KATHRYN, FILED FOR DIVORCE
AFTER 22 YEARS OF MARRIAGE. A LOT OF DIRTY LAUNDRY
WAS AIRED IN NEWSPAPERS. A SETTLEMENT WAS WORKED
OUT WITH THE WIFE GETTING CUSTODY OF THEIR 8 YEAR
OLD SON, JOHN MICHAEL DOYLE. AT THIS TIME AN INCIDENT
WAS MENTION WHERE DOYLE BEAT UP ACTRESS CATHERINE
MONROE FOR RESISTING HIS ADVANCES. THAT CASE WAS
SETTLED FOR $2,500.

AUG. ? INDIANAPOLIS THE INDIANA ATHLETIC COMMISSION PASSED AN
ORDINANCE THAT ONLY ISSUED FOUR BOOKING LICENSES IN
THE STATE. THAY WENT TO NWA MEMBERS FRED KOHLER,
SAM MUCHNICK, AL HAFT, & CLIFF MAUPIN.

AUG. 25 EDMONTON SNYDER PLAYING FOOTBALL WITH THE EDMONTON
ESKIMOS OF THE CANADIAN FOOT LEAGUE. ON TEAM ARE
WILBUR SNYDER, GENE KINISKI & JOE BLANCHARD.
THERE FIRST GAME WAS ON AUG. 29. HE WAS PAID $8,000 FOR
THE SEASON, WEARING #63. GENE KINISKI WAS #50. SNYDER
SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN A KICKER AND HIT 31 STRAIGHT
CONVERTS, AT THE TIME A CFL RECORD, THOUGH THE
LEAGUE WASN’T CALLED THE CFL AT THE TIME.

SEPT. 4 CHICAGO NATIONAL WRESTLING ALLIANCE CONVENTION HELD AT
EDGEWATER BEACH HOTEL CAL EATON JOINS THE NWA AND
THEN WENT HEAD TO HEAD WITH JOHNNY DOYLE AT THE
MEETING OVER THE WEDNESDAY NIGHT TV SHOW IN SAN
DIEGO. EATON SEEMS TO WIN & MAJOR WRESTLING
RETURNS TO THE OLYMPIC.

SEPT. 1 EDMONTON WARREN BOCKWINKEL DRAW

BATTLE ROYAL (WON BY JACK MCDONALD)

SEPT. 8 EDMONTON & GEORGE GORDIENKO & LOU SJOBERG
VS JACK MCDONALD & ED GARDENIA & JACK KELLY WON

SEPT. 15 EDMONTON SOCKEYE JACK MCDONALD LOST

SEPT. 22 EDMONTON AB & WARREN BOCKWINKEL
VS JACK KELLY & JACK MCDONALD WON


1953
SEPT. 24 LOS ANGELES CAL EATON STILL AT WAR WITH DOYLE CLOSED THE
OLYMPIC FROM SEPT. 24 TO OCT. 13. NWA PRESIDENT SAM
MUCHNICK HAS TO FLY IN TO MEDIATE & A NEW
AGREEMENT WAS SIGNED.

OCT. 6 EDMONTON JACK MC DONALD WON

NOV. 28 TORONTO THE CFL SEASON ENDS WITH HAMILTON BEATING WINNIPEG
12 TO 6 IN TITLE GAME.

DEC. 2 SAN DIEGO & SANDOR SZABO
VS LORD BLEARS & ANTONE LEONE LOST

DEC. 7 HOLLYWOOD LORD JAMES BLEARS WON

DEC. 9 SAN DIEGO & SANDOR SZABO
VS LORD BLEARS & ANTONE LEONE WON

DEC. 10 SALT LAKE CITY LORD JAMES BLEARS WON

DEC. 12 VALLEY GARDEN & SANDOR SZABO
VS LORD CARLTON & HANS SCHNBEL LOST

DEC. 14 HOLLYWOOD ALDO BOGNI WON

DEC. 16 SAN DIEGO DON ARNOLD WON

DEC. 17 SALT LAKE CITY HANS SCHNABEL ?

DEC. 19 N. HOLLYWOOD HANS SCHNABEL WON

DEC. 21 HOLLYWOOD LORD JAMES BLEARS DRAW

DEC. 22 SOUTH GATE PAT FRALEY WON

DEC. 23 LOS ANGELES & BILLY VARGA
VS HANS SCHNABEL & PAT FRALEY WON

DEC. 25 SANTA MONICA ALDO BOGNI WON

DEC. 28 HOLLYWOOD & SANDOR SZABO
VS MR MOTO & HANS SCHNABEL WON

DEC. 29 SOUTH GATE SOCKEYE JACK MCDONALD ?

DEC. 30 LOS ANGELES HANS SCHNABEL WON

1954
JAN. 4 HOLLYWOOD & LORD JAMES BLEARS (INT TV TC ?)
VS MR MOTO & BUD CURTIS LOST

JAN. 6 LOS ANGELES & DR LEE GRABLE (INT TV TC ?)
VS BUD CURTIS & MR MOTO LOST

1954
JAN. 11 HOLLYWOOD MR MOTO (INT TV TITLE WIN)* WON

JAN. 13 LOS ANGELES & DR LEE GRABLE
VS MR MOTO & BUD CURTIS WON

JAN. 18 HOLLYWOOD & SANDOR SZABO (INT TV TAG TITLE WIN)*
VS BUD CURTIS & HANS SCHNABEL WON (2-1)

JAN. 22 LOS ANGELES JOHNNY DOYLE, MOVES TO NYC TO WORK WITH OLD BOSS
TOOTS MONDT, SO HE SELLS THE LA TERRITORY RIGHTS TO
CAL EATON & MIKE HIRSH FOR $27,000.

JAN. 25 HOLLYWOOD & SANDOR SZABO (INT TV TAG TITLE )(ATT: 900)*
VS JOHN TOLOS & LORD BLEARS WON

JAN. 27 LOS ANGELES & MARIO DESOUZA
VS KRIPPLER KARL DAVIS & PAT FRALEY WON

JAN. 28 LONG BEACH PAT FRALEY WON

FEB. 1 HOLLYWOOD JOHN TOLOS WON

FEB. 3 LOS ANGELES & MARIO DESOUZA
VS JOHN TOLOS & KARL DAVIS LOST (1-2)

FEB. 4 LONG BEACH & LORD BLEARS
VS LORD CARLTON & HINDU SWAMI WON

FEB. 5 SANTA MONICA (TV) & LEE GRABLE
VS JOHN TOLOS & BUD CURTIS LOST

FEB. 8 HOLLYWOOD & SANDOR SZABO (INT TV TAG TITLE?)
VS MR MOTO & KARL DAVIS WON

FEB. 10 LOS ANGELES & LORD JAMES BLEARS
VS JOHN TOLOS & KARL DAVIS WON

FEB. 11 LONG BEACH JOHN TOLOS DRAW

FEB. 12 SANTA MONICA (TV) BUD CURTIS WON

FEB. 15 HOLLYWOOD & SANDOR SZABO (INT TV TAG TITLE ?)
VS JOHN TOLOS & MR MOTO WON

FEB. 16 SAN DIEGO & SANDOR SZABO (INT TV TAG TITLE ?)
VS LORD CARLTON & JOHN TOLOS WON (DQ)

FEB. 20 HOLLYWOOD LORD BLEARS WON

FEB. 24 LOS ANGELES MR MOTO (INT TV TITLE ?) WON (DQ)

FEB. 25 SALT LAKE CITY BARON MICHELE LEONE (60:00) DRAW (0-0)

FEB. 26 SANTA MONICA LORD LAYTON LOST
1954
MARCH 3 LOS ANGELES & SANDOR SZABO (INT TV TAG TITLE ?)
VS LORD CARLTON & JOHN TOLOS WON

MARCH 4 SALT LAKE CITY MR MOTO WON (2-1)

MARCH 8 HOLLYWOOD & SANDOR SZABO (INT TV TAG TITLE LOSS)
VS LORD BLEARS & LORD LAYTON LOST

MARCH 9 SAN DIEGO & SANDOR SZABO
VS LORD CARLTON & MR MOTO WON

MARCH 10 LOS ANGELES LORD BLEARS DRAW

& SANDOR SZABO (INT TV TC?)
VS LORD BLEARS & LORD LAYTON DQ

MARCH 16 EL PASO & RAMON TORRES
VS ALI BEY & MR. X WON

MARCH 18 BAKERSFIELD & MARIO DESOUZA (INT TV TC?)
VS LORD ATHOL LAYTON & LORD JAMES BLEARS LOST (1-2)

MARCH 24 LOS ANGELES & SANDOR SZABO (INT TV TAG TITLE) (ATT: 3,000)
VS LORD BLEARS & LORD LAYTON WON (DQ)

TOM RICE WON

MARCH 25 BAKERSFIELD LORD JAMES BLEARS WON (2-1)

MARCH 26 SANTA MONICA JOE PAZANDAK (INT TV TITLE) WON

MARCH 27 HOLLYWOOD (TV) LOU THESZ (NWA WC) DRAW
(MATCH SHOWN ON CBS TV NATION WIDE.)

MARCH 30 EL PASO BUD CURTIS WON

APRIL 1 LAS CRUCES, NM ALI BEY ?

APRIL 5 HOLLYWOOD & SANDOR SZABO (INT TV TC LOSS??)
VS THE GREAT BOLO & TOM RICE LOST

APRIL 6 EL PASO LOU PLUMMER WON (DQ)

APRIL 7 LOS ANGELES TOM RICE WON.

APRIL 8 SALT LAKE CITY GINO GARIBALDI WON (DQ 2-1)

APRIL 9 SANTA MONICA JOE “CHAMP” PAZANDAK WON (DEC)

APRIL 10 SAN BERNARDINO & SANDOR SZABO (INT TV TAG TITLE)
VS BUD CURTIS & JOE PAZANDAK WON


1954
APRIL 12 OGDEN UT JACK RUSH ? ?

APRIL 14 IDAHO FALLS WALTER KAMEROFF WON (2-1)

APRIL 15 SALT LAKE CITY GINO GARIBALDI WON (2-1)

APRIL 17 HOLLYWOOD (TV) THE GREAT BOLO WON (2-1)

APRIL 19 HOLLYWOOD & SANDOR SZABO (INT TV TAG TITLE LOSS)
VS THE GREAT BOLO & TOM RICE LOST

APRIL 22 BAKERSFIELD & SANDOR SZABO (INT TV TC?)
VS DANNY MCSHAIN & JOE PAZANDAK WON (DQ)

APRIL 24 SAN BERNARDINO JOE PAZANDAK WON

APRIL 27 SAN DIEGO & SANDOR SZABO (INT TV TAG TITLE?)
VS THE GREAT BOLO & TOM RICE LOST

APRIL 28 LOS ANGELES GINO GARIBALDI WON

APRIL 29 SALT LAKE CITY SOCKEYE JACK MCDONALD WON (2-1)

MAY 1 NORTH HOLLYWOOD & BILLY VARGA
VS JOE PAZANDAK & FRANK JARES LOST

MAY 5 LOS ANGELES & SANDOR SZABO
VS BUD CURTIS & KARL DAVIS WON

MAY 6 BAKERSFIELD JACK MCDONALD WON (2-0)

MAY 10 PHOENIX JOE PAZANDAK WON

MAY 11 EL PASO JOE PAZANDAK WON

MAY 12 LOS ANGELES & SANDOR SZABO (INT TV TAG TITLE?)
VS THE GREAT BOLO & TOM RICE LOST

MAY 13 LONG BEACH KARL DAVIS WON (2-0)

MAY 17 PHOENIX & JUAN GARCIA
VS JOE PAZANDAK & JACK TERRY WON

MAY 18 EL PASO & RAMON TORRES
VS CHRIS TOLOS & LEO NEWMAN WON

MAY 19 LOS ANGELES & SANDOR SZABO (INT TV TC?)
VS THE GREAT BOLO & TOM RICE DRAW

MAY 20 BAKERSFIELD & SANDOR SZABO (60:00)
VS LORD BLEARS & LORD LAYTON DRAW (1-1)


1954
MAY 22 NORTH HOLLYWOOD & BOBO BRAZIL
VS JOE PAZANDAK & JACK MCDONALD WON (DQ)

MAY 25 EL PASO LOU THESZ (NWA WC) DRAW

MAY 26 LOS ANGELES & BOBO BRAZIL (INT TV TC)
VS THE GREAT BOLO & TOM RICE WON
(ATT: 9,200—BOLO & RICE SEEMED TO KEEP TITLE BUT THEY LOST CLEAN)

MAY 27 SALT LAKE CITY FRANK JARES WON (2-1)

MAY 28 IDAHO FALLS CLIFF THIEDE WON

MAY 31 HOLLYWOOD & SANDOR SZABO
VS JACK MCDONALD & JOE PAZANDAK WON

JUNE 2 LOS ANGELES & BOBO BRAZIL
VS GREAT BOLO & TOM RICE DRAW

JUNE 3 LONG BEACH & BOBO BRAZIL (INT TV TAG TITLE)
VS JOE PAZENDAK & JACK MCDONALD WON

JUNE 5 SAN BERNARDINO & BOBO BRAZIL
VS JOE PAZANDAK & JACK MCDONALD WON

JUNE 7 HOLLYWOOD & SANDOR SZABO
VS THE GREAT BOLO & TOM RICE DRAW

JUNE 9 LOS ANGELES & BOBO BRAZIL
VS JOE PAZENDAK & JACK MCDONALD WON

JUNE 11 SANTA MONICA THE GREAT BOLO DRAW

JUNE 14 HOLLYWOOD KARL DAVIS WON (2-1)

JUNE 16 LOS ANGELES GINO GARIBALDI (INT TV TITLE) WON

JUNE 19 N. HOLLYWOOD & BOBO BRAZIL
VS GREAT BOLO & TOM RICE ?

JUNE 21 HOLLYWOOD TOM RICE NO SHOW

JUNE 23 LOS ANGELES (TV) & BOBO BRAZIL
VS GENE KINISKI & HANS SCHNABEL WON (2-1)

LORD JAMES BLEARS WON

JUNE 25 SANTA MONICA & BOBO BRAZIL (ATT: 2,500)(60:00)
VS GREAT BOLO & TOM RICE DRAW

JUNE 28 HOLLYWOOD (TV) TOM RICE ?


1954
JUNE 29 SOUTH GATE & SANDOR SZABO (INT TV TAG TITLE?)
VS THE GREAT BOLO & TOM RICE DRAW

JULY 1 LONG BEACH & BOBO BRAZIL (INT TV TAG TITLE)(60:00)
VS GREAT BOLO & TOM RICE DRAW(1-1)

JULY 5 HOLLYWOOD THE GREAT BOLO N. C.

JULY 7 LOS ANGELES (TV) LORD BLEARS WON

JULY 9 SANTA MONICA & BOBO BRAZIL (30:00) (INT TV TAG TITLE?)
VS GREAT BOLO & TOM RICE DRAW

JULY 10 SANTA MONICA & BOBO BRAZIL (INT TV TC?)
VS THE GREAT BOLO & TOM RICE DRAW.

JULY 12 HOLLYWOOD THE GREAT BOLO WON

JULY 13 EL PASO ALI BEY WON

JULY 16 SANTA MONICA GENE KINISKI WON

JULY 19 HOLLYWOOD & BOBO BRAZIL (INT TV TAG TITLE?)
VS GREAT BOLO & TOM RICE WON

JULY 20 HOLLYWOOD & BOBO BRAZIL (INT TV TC LOSS?)
VS LORD BLEARS & LORD LAYTON LOST

JULY 22 BAKERSFIELD & BOBO BRAZIL (INT TV TAG TITLE)
VS TOM RICE & GREAT BOLO (AL LOVELOCK) WON (2-1)

JULY 27 EL PASO LOU PLUMMER WON

JULY 29 VALLEY GARDEN & SANDOR SZABO
VS LORD BLEARS & LORD LAYTON DRAW

JULY 31 SALT LAKE CITY LOU THESZ (NWA WC) DRAW
(ATT: 4,876)

AUG. 2 HOLLYWOOD (TV) & BOBO BRAZIL (INT TV TC LOSS)
VS LORD BLEARS & LORD LAYTON ?

AUG. 3 SAN DIEGO & BOBO BRAZIL & SANDOR SZABO
VS GENE KINISKI & LORD BLEARS & LORD LAYTON DRAW

AUG. 5 LONG BEACH & BOBO BRAZIL
VS GREAT BOLO & TOM RICE ?

AUG. 9 HOLLYWOOD (TV) GENE KINISKI WON

AUG. 10 SAN DIEGO & BOBO BRAZIL & SANDOR SZABO
VS GENE KINISKI & LORD BLEARS & LORD LAYTON LOST

AUG. 12 LONG BEACH LORD JAMES BLEARS WON (DQ)
1954
AUG. 14 SAN BERNARDINO & SANDOR SZABO
VS LORD BLEARS & LORD LAYTON LOST

AUG. 16 HOLLYWOOD & SANDOR SZABO
VS LORD BLEARS & LORD LAYTON DRAW

AUG. 17 SAN DIEGO GENE KINISKI WON

AUG. 18 LOS ANGELES & SANDOR SZABO & BOBO BRAZIL
VS GENE KINISKI & JAMES BLEARS & LORD LAYTON WON

AUG. 19 LONG BEACH & SANDOR SZABO
VS TOM RICE & LORD BLEARS DQ

AUG. 20 VALLEY GARDEN & SANDOR SZABO
VS THE GREAT BOLO & TOM RICE DRAW

AUG. 24 SAN DIEGO & BOBO BRAZIL & SANDOR SZABO
VS GENE KINISKI & LORD BLEARS & KUBLA KHAN WON

AUG. 26 LONG BEACH & SANDOR SZABO
VS LORD BLEARS & TOM RICE DRAW

AUG. 27 NORTH HOLLYWOOD GREAT BOLO WON (2-1)

SEPT. ? LOS ANGELES JOHNNY DOYLE UNHAPPY ON THE EAST COAST RETURNS TO
LA, LIVING IN MALIBU. HE BEGINS TO RUN OUTLAW
PROMOTIONS IN SOUTH GATE, LAS VEGAS, & SALT LAKE
CITY.

SEPT. 1 LOS ANGELES & BOBO BRAZIL & SANDOR SZABO (ATT:10,400)
VS GENE KINISKI & LORD BLEARS & KUBLA KHAN WON

SEPT. 2 LONG BEACH & SANDOR SZABO
VS THE GREAT BOLO & TOM RICE WON (DQ)

SEPT. 6 HOLLYWOOD & BOBO BRAZIL (VACANT INT TV TAG TOUR WIN)
VS GENE KINISKI & JAMES BLEARS WON (DEC)
(REPLACED LAYTON & BLEARS AS CHAMPIONS)

SEPT. 8 LOS ANGELES (TV) & DENNIS CLARY
VS JOE PAZENDAK & ED GARDENIA WON

SEPT. 9 BAKERSFIELD & BOBO BRAZIL (INT TV TAG TITLE)(60:00)
VS TOM RICE & GREAT BOLO DRAW

SEPT. 13 HOLLYWOOD KUBLA KHAN WON

SEPT. 16 LONG BEACH & SANDOR SZABO
VS LORD BLEARS & TED CHRISTY WON

SEPT. 20 HOLLYWOOD BULLDOG DANNY PLECHAS DRAW


1954
SEPT. 21 DALLAS STU GIBSON ?

& PEPPER GOMEZ & RAY GUNKEL
VS KEOMUKA & GREAT SCOTT & STU GIBSON ?

SEPT. 23 IDAHO FALLS TED CHRISTY WON (2-1)

SEPT. 28 SAN DIEGO THE GREAT BOLO WON (DQ)

SEPT. 29 LOS ANGELES & BOBO BRAZIL & SANDOR SZABO
VS THE GREAT BOLO & TOM RICE & DANNY PLECHAS WON

SEPT. 30 LONG BEACH THE GREAT BOLO WON (2-1)

OCT. 1 PASADENA KUBLA KHAN WON

OCT. 4 HOLLYWOOD & BOBO BRAZIL (INT TV TAG TITLE?)
VS GREAT BOLO & TOM RICE WON (2-1)

OCT. 5 LOS ANGELES WRESTLED IN CLUB TOURNAMENT

OCT. 8 SANTA MONICA & BOBO BRAZIL (INT TV TAG TITLE?)
VS HOMBRE MONTANA & RICARDO MONTANA WON

OCT. 11 HOLLYWOOD HOMBRE MONTANA WON (2-1)

OCT. 12 SOUTH GATE JOE PAZANDAK WON

OCT. 13 LOS ANGELES & BOBO BRAZIL (INT TV TAG TITLE LOSS)*(ATT: 3,500)
VS GENE KINISKI & JOHN TOLOS LOST (1-2)

OCT. 15 SANTA MONICA & BOBO BRAZIL
VS JOE PAZANDAK & DANNY PLEACHAS N. C.

OCT. 18 HOLLYWOOD LORD JAMES BLEARS WON (2-1)

OCT. 19 SAN DIEGO & BOBO BRAZIL
VS GENE KINISKI & JOHN TOLOS WON

OCT. 21 BAKERSFIELD KARL DAVIS WON (2-0)

OCT. 22 PASADENA & SANDOR SZABO (INT TV TAG TITLE ?)
VS JOHN TOLOS & GENE KINISKI LOST (1-2)

OCT. 25 HOLLYWOOD JOHN TOLOS WON (2-1)

OCT. 29 PASADENA MR. X WON

NOV. 1 HOLLYWOOD LOU THESZ (NWA WC)* DRAW (1-1)
(ATT: 3,500)


1954
NOV. 4 BAKERSFIELD & MIKE LANE (INT TV TAG TITLE?)
VS GENE KINISKI & JOHN TOLOS LOST (1-2)

NOV. 5 SANTA MONICA & MIKE DIBIASE (INT TV TAG TITLE?)
VS GENE KINISKI & JOHN TOLOS LOST

NOV. 9 EL PASO & VIC HOLBROOK
VS TOM RICE & GREAT BOLO DRAW

NOV. 11 BAKERSFIELD & BOBO BRAZIL
VS GENE KINISKI & DANNY PLEACHAS WON (2-1)

NOV. 12 SANTA MONICA & MIKE DIBIASE (INT TV TAG TITLE?)
VS JOHN TOLOS & GENE KINISKI DRAW

NOV. 15 HOLLYWOOD & BOBO BRAZIL (INT TV TAG TITLE?)
VS GENE KINISKI & JOHN TOLOS DRAW

NOV. 16 LOS ANGELES LORD JAMES BLEARS WON (2-1)

NOV. 18 BAKERSFIELD JOHN TOLOS WON (COR)

NOV. 19 SANTA MONICA JOHN TOLOS WON

NOV. 20 SAN BERNARDINO JOE PAZANDAK WON (DQ)

NOV. 22 HOLLYWOOD DANNY SAVICH WON
(UNDERCARD FOR BLEARS & PAZANDAK BEATING KINISKI & TOLOS FOR INT TV TC.)

NOV. 24 LOS ANGELES & MIKE DIBIASE
VS GENE KINISKI & JOHN TOLOS LOST (1-2)

NOV. 25 LONG BEACH LORD JAMES BLEARS WON

NOV. 26 SANTA MONICA GENE KINISKI WON (2-1)

NOV. 27 SAN BERNARDINO & BOBO BRAZIL
VS JOE PAZANDAK & DANNY PLEACHAS WON (2-1)

DEC. 2 LONG BEACH JOHN TOLOS WON (2-1)

DEC. 6 HOLLYWOOD SANDOR SZABO DRAW

DEC. 7 LOS ANGELES BULLDOG DANNY PLECHAS WON

DEC. 9 BAKERSFIELD & DENNIS CLARY
VS KARL DAVIS & KUBLA KHAN NO SHOW

DEC. 13 HOLLYWOOD BULLDOG DANNY PLECHAS WON

DEC. 14 SAN DIEGO SANDOR SZABO DRAW


1954
DEC. 17 LOS ANGELES MINOR SOUTH GATE PROMOTER FRANK PASQUALE, WHO
WAS IN THE PROCESS OF SUEING CAL EATON & OTHERS, SENT
US ATTORNEY GENERAL HERBERT BROWNELL JR
COMPLAINS COVERING THE NWA MONOPOLY IN LA & THE
REST OF THE COUNTRY.

DEC. 17 PASADENA GENE KINISKI WON

DEC. 22 HOLLYWOOD HANS SCHNABEL WON

1955
JAN. 3 HOLLYWOOD & DON ARNOLD
VS GENE KINISKI & KARL DAVIS WON

JAN. 4 SAN DIEGO & BOBO BRAZIL & SANDOR SZABO
VS GENE KINISKI & GREAT BOLO & TOM RICE LOST

JAN. 7 ST LOUIS DUTCH HEFNER (2:24) WON

JAN. 8 ST LOUIS MIKE PAIDOUSIS (2:03) WON

JAN. 11 NASHVILLE CLYDE STEEVES WON

JAN. 15 ST LOUIS (TV) LOU THESZ (NWA WC)(37:00) DRAW
(ATT: 10,000???--SNYDER SUBED FOR BIG BILL MILLER.)

JAN. 18 NASHVILLE SONNY MYERS WON

JAN. 20 CHATTANOOGA CLYDE STEEVES WON (2-0)

JAN. 21 ST LOUIS RAY ECKERT (10:52) WON

JAN. 25 NASHVILLE FRED BLASSIE (SOUTHERN TITLE) DQ

JAN. 26 EVANSVILLE MIKE PAIDOUSIS WON

JAN. ? LOS ANGELES BOOKING AGENT/PROMOTER JOHNNY DOYLE RESIGNED
FROM THE NWA.

FEB. 2 LOS ANGELES LOU THESZ (NWA WC) LOST
(ATT: 10,400)

FEB. 7 MEMPHIS & JOHNNY VALENTINE
VS BILL LONGSON & STU GIBSON WON (DQ)

FEB. 8 LOUISVILLE WLADEK “KILLER” KOWALSKI WON (1-2)

FEB. 9 EVANSVILLE DUTCH HEFNER WON

FEB. 15 CLEVELAND BUDDY ROGERS (EASTERN STATES TITLE WIN) WON

FEB. 17 COLUMBUS LENNY MONTANA WON

FEB. 18 ST LOUIS CHEST BERNARD WON

FEB. 19 ST LOUIS JOE DUSEK (11:00) WON

FEB. 21 MEMPHIS WILD BILL LONGSON WON

FEB. 22 CLEVELAND KILLER KOWALSKI (EASTERN TITLE) WON
(ATT: 1,921)
1955
FEB. 25 LOS ANGELES DEPOSITIONS BY LUTZE, PASQUALE & OTHERS THAT THE
NWA WAS VIOLATING ANTITRUST LAW FORCES
TRUSTBUSTER JUDGE AND ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL
STANLEY NELSON BARNES TO START AN INVESTAGATION OF
THE NWA. INVESTIGATOR STANLEY DISNEY WAS PUT IN
CHARGE. DISNEY INTERVIEWS JOHNNY DOYLE THE SAME
DAY. DOYLE GIVES UP FACT AND NAMES TO DISNEY.

FEB. 28 MEMPHIS RAY ECKERT WON (DQ)

MARCH 1 CLEVELAND BUDDY ROGERS (EASTERN TITLE?) DRAW
MARCH 4 ST LOUIS LOU THESZ (NWA WC)(43:32) DQ
(ATT: 9,701)

MARCH 7 PEORIA BUDDY ROGERS (EASTERN TITLE ?) DRAW

MARCH 8 LOS ANGELES FBI AGENT DISNEY VISITS JOHNNY DOYLE, WHO GIVES HIM
INFO ON THE WORKINGS OF PRO WRESTLING & TV IN THE
CITY. ALSO OFFERS MORE NAMES TO INTERVIEW.

MARCH 10 COLUMBUS BUDDY ROGERS WON (DECISION)

MARCH 15 CLEVELAND BUDDY ROGERS (EASTERN TITLE ?) DQ

MARCH 17 COLUMBUS GREAT SCOTT WON

MARCH 18 CINCINNATI WHITEY WHITTLER WON

MARCH 23 RESEDA CA FBI AGENT DISNEY INTERVIEWS MILDRED BURKE. SHE
REVEALS HOW HER EX-HUSBAN BILLY WOLFE CONTROLS
WOMEN’S WRESTLING, WITH STORIES OF SPOUSAL ABUSE &
TAX FRAUD THROWN IN.

MARCH 24 VAN NUYS FBI AGENT DISNEY INTERVIEWS BENNY GINSBERG,
MATCHMAKER FOR TOOTS MONDT, MUCHNICK & DOYLE.
SAYS THESZ HAD PAID ORVILLE BROWN SOME THING FOR
THE NWA TITLE IN 1949. GIVES HISTORY OF THE ST LOUIS
WAR AND THE BEGINNING OF THE NWA. DISNEY ALSO
RECEIVES A LETTER FROM STANISLAUS ZBYSZKO
COMPARING THE NWA TO THE OLD MAYBURY GANG. TELLS
OF ARSONS AT MCLEMORE’S ARENA & DIZZY DAVIS, HOME.
SAYS JACK PFEFER WAS FORCED OUT OF FORT WORTH AT
GUN POINT. WLADEK BEGINS SENDING A NUMBER OF
LETTERS TO DISNEY SOON AFTER.

MARCH 25 ST LOUIS LOU THESZ (NWA WC)(1:30:00) DRAW (1-1)
(ATT: 6,443—REFEREE JIM MCMILLEN—BAD WEATHER OUTSIDE)

MARCH 28 CHARLESTON WHITEY WHITTLER WON

MARCH 30 INDIANAPOLIS DUTCH HEFNER WON

MARCH 31 YOUNGSTOWN WHITEY WHITTLER WON

APRIL 6 PITTSBURGH TOMMY O’TOOLE DRAW

APRIL 7 COLUMBUS GREAT SCOTT WON
1955
APRIL 12 INDIANAPOLIS & BOBBY MANAGOFF
VS BILL LOBSON & STY GIBSON WON

APRIL 14 YOUNGSTOWN GREAT SCOOT N. C. (1-1)

APRIL 15 CINCINNATI LEN MONTANA (30:00) DRAW

APRIL 21 COLUMBUS BUDDY ROGERS (EASTERN STATES TITLE LOSS) LOST DECISION)

APRIL 22 ST LOUIS LOU THESZ (NWA WC) LOST (1-2)
(ATT: 9,069-MATCH HAD NO TIME LIMIT.)

APRIL 24 LOS ANGELES FBI AGENT DISNEY RETURN FOR ANOTHER TALK WITH
JOHNNY DOYLE. DOYLE REVEALS THAT FRED KOHLER WAS
ASKING ABOUT THE FBI INVESTIGATION. WANTS DISNEY TO
TALK WITH KOHLER, BECAUSE KOKLER COULDN’T THEN
REFUSE TO SEND TALENT FOR DOYLE’S TV SHOW. SEEM
DOYLE WAS USING THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT TO REGAIN
HIS FOOTING IN L. A.

APRIL 25 MEMPHIS THE HOOD WON

APRIL 29 (30) INDIANAPOLIS EL DIABLO WON

MAY 2 MEMPHIS THE MASK COR

MAY 4 EVANSVILLE STU GIBSON WON

MAY 5 INDIANAPOLIS & BOBBY MANAGOFF
VS KARL DAVIS & DUTCH HEFNER WON

MAY 9 LOS ANGELES FBI AGENT DISNEY RECEIVED A PHONE CALL FROM JACK
PFEFER, WHO OFFERS NO INFO AND SAYS THE NWA HAD
NEVER BOTHERED HIM..

MAY 16 MINNEAPOLIS FBI AGENT ASSISTANT CHIEF GENERAL GEORGE DERR
INTERVIEWS SENATOR EDWARD JOHN THYE OF
MINNEAPOLIS, BROTHER OF PROMOTER TED THYE. STATES
HIS BROTHER’S POSITION & PROBLEMS WITH THE NWA.

MAY 16 MEMPHIS THE MASK LOST

MAY 18 EVANSVILLE RED DEVIL #2 DCOR

MAY 19 LOS ANGELES JOHNNY DOYLE RECEIVES WORD FROM FRED KOHLER THAT
HE WOULD BE WILLING TO OPEN ALL OF HIS RECORDS TO
THE GOVERNMENT IF WANTED. DISNEY MAKES PLANS TO
VISIT KOHLER & MUCHNICK.

MAY 24 LOUISVILLE WILD BILL LONGSON LOST

MAY 25 EVANSVILLE & WILD BILL LONGSON
VS RED DEVIL #2 & DUTCH HEFNER WON (2-1)
(LONGSON UNMASKED DEVIL #2 AS KARL DAVIS)

JUNE 7 OTTAWA COUNT ANTONIO VERDI WON

JUNE 8 MONTREAL ANTONE LEONE WON

JUNE 9 CORNWALL FRED ATKINS WON

JUNE 14 OTTAWA JOHN SWENSKI WON

JUNE 15 LOS ANGELES FBI AGENT DISNEY RECEIVES PERMISSION TO TRAVEL TO
MID-WEST. BY THIS TIME, SAM MUCHNICK HAD TRAVELED TO
WASHINGTON & PROMISED ASSISTANT CHIEF GEORGE DERR
THAT WOULD REMOVE ALL ROADBLOCKS TO THE
INVESTIGATION. DISNEY WENT TO THE MID-WEST TO
COLLECT DOCUMENTS.

1955
JUNE 15 MONTREAL BILL MCDANIELS WON

JUNE 17 WASHINGTON DC THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED THE
INVESTIGATION OF PRO WRESTLING & THE NWA.

JUNE 22 MONTREAL PAT O’CONNOR DRAW

JUNE 28 OTTAWA FRED ATKINS WON

JUNE 29 MONTREAL JIM BERNARD WON

JULY 5 OTTAWA & RAY GUNKEL
VS FRED ATKINS & DON LEO JONATHAN WON (DQ 2-0)

JULY 6 MONTREAL DON LEO JONATHAN (MONTREAL WC?) LOST (1-2)

JULY 12 OTTAWA GORGEOUS GEORGE WON (DQ 2-1)

JULY 13 MONTREAL HARRY LEWIS WON

JULY 15 LOS ANGELES DISNEY ISSUES A 17 PAGE RECOMMENDATION ASKING THAT A
CIVIL CASE BE BOUGHT AGAINST THE NWA IN LOS ANGELES
CIVAL COURT.

JULY 19 LOS ANGELES WITH SAM MUCHNICK WILLING TO COOPERATE WITH THE
JUSTICE DEPARTMENT, THE NWA WAS AWARDED A HEARING.
MUCHNICK BLAMES JOHNNY DOYLE AS THE CULPRIT BEHIND
THE TROUBLE.

JULY 19 OTTAWA ANTONINO ROCCA* DKO (1-1)
(ATT: 4,000)

JULY 20 MONTREAL PAT O’CONNOR DRAW

JULY 26 OTTAWA OYAMA KATO LOST

JULY 27 MONTREAL DON LEO JONATHAN (MONTREAL WC?) WON (DQ)

AUG. 1 FORT WORTH & RONNIE ETCHISON
VS GEORGE BOLLAS & STU GIBSON ?

AUG. 2 DALLAS & RONNIE ETCHISON
VS LOU NEWMAN & HANS SCHNABLE WON

AUG. 3 SAN ANTONIO LOU NEWMAN WON

AUG. 4 CORPUS CHRISTI HARD BOILED HAGGERTY ?

AUG. 5 HOUSTON HANS SCHNABEL ?

AUG. 9 DALLAS & RONNIE ETCHISON
VS GORGE BOLLAS & TONY MARTIN WON

AUG. 10 SAN ANTONIO GEORGE BOLLAS WON

AUG. 11 CORPUS CHRISTI STU GIBSON WON (2-1)

1955
AUG. 12 HOUSTON STU GIBSON WON

AUG. 15 FORT WORTH GEORGE BOLLAS WON

AUG. 16 DALLAS TARZAN MIKE WON

AUG. 17 SAN ANTONIO MR MOTO WON (DQ 2-0)
(ATT: 1,582 $2,158.06)

AUG. 18 CORPUS CHRISTI MR MOTO DCOR (1-1)

AUG. 19 HOUSTON AL LOVELOCK WON

AUG. 22 FORT WORTH DAN FERRAZZA WON

LOU NEWMAN WON

STU GIBSON WON

DUKE KEOMUKA (TOUR FINAL) WON
(SNYDER WON TOURNAMENT & RIGHT TO WRESTLE LOU THESZ FOR THE TITLE)

AUG. 23 DALLAS DUKE KEOMUKA (60:00) DRAW

AUG. 24 SAN ANTONIO RONNIE ETCHISON WON

AUG. 25 CORPUS CHRISTI PEPPER GOMEZ (TEXAS TITLE) DQ (1-2)

AUG. 26 HOUSTON LOU NEWMAN ?

AUG. 29 FORT WORTH LOU THESZ (NWA WC?) LOST

AUG. 31 SAN ANTONIO TONY MARTIN WON

SEPT. 1 CORPUS CHRISTI PEPPER GOMEZ (TEXAS TITLE) UTC (2-1)
(INJURED ANKLE)

SEPT. 2 HOUSTON THE MONGOL WON (DQ)

SEPT. 3 TO 5 ST LOUIS NWA CONVENTION WITH PEDRO MARTINEZ (BUFFALO)
ADMITTED. MUCHNICK DISCUSSED THE MOUNTING CRISIS &
PROPOSED MODIFICATIONS TO NWA STATUTES. ALLIANCE
ATTORNEY HARRY SOFFER CLAIMS CAL EATON HAD FLOWN
TO WASHINGTON IN AUG. AND REPORTEDLY MET WITH
UNKNOWN GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES. HE BOASTED
THAT HIS EFFORTS WOULD THWART THE INQUIRY. THE
MEMBERS GAVE SOFFER THE JOB OF REVISING THEIR
CONSTITUTION & SUSPENDED ALL NWA DIRECTIVES.

SEPT. 5 PHOENIX LOU THESZ (NWA WC?) DRAW

SEPT. 6 DALLAS & RAY GUNKEL
VS GEORGE BOLLAS & BOZO BROWN WON

BOZO BROWN WON

1955
SEPT. 7 SAN ANTONIO PEPPER GOMEZ (TEXAS TITLE)(60:00) DRAW

SEPT. 8 CORPUS CHRISTI DUKE KEOMUKA LOST (1-2)

SEPT. 9 HOUSTON JIM DOBIE WON

SEPT. 12 FORT WORTH RAY GUNKEL DRAW

SEPT. 13 LOS ANGELES THE ANTITRUST DIVISION CONTACTED CAL EATON WITH A
LIST OF DEMANDS. EATON DOES NOTHING.

SEPT. 13 DALLAS THE GREAT SCOTT WON (DEC)

SEPT. 14 SAN ANTONIO DUKE KEOMUKA WON (DQ)

SEPT. 15 CORPUS CHRISTI DUKE KEOMUKA LOST (1-2)

SEPT. 19 FORT WORTH TONY MARTIN ?

SEPT. 20 DALLAS & PEPPER GOMEZ (HANDICAPE AFTER GUNKEL INJURED)
VS STU GIBSON & GREAT SCOTT & DUKE KEOMUKA LOST

STU GIBSON WON

SEPT. 21 SAN ANTONIO JIM DOBIE DRAW

SEPT. 22 CORPUS CHRISTI & RITO ROMERO
VS DUKE KEOMUKA & STU GIBSON WON (2-1)

SEPT. 23 HOUSTON RAY GUNKEL ?

SEPT. 26 FORT WORTH & PEPPER GOMEZ & PAUL BOESCH
VS DUKE KEOMUKA & DANNY SAVICH & AL LOVELOCK LOST

SEPT. 27 DALLAS & PEPPER GOMEZ
VS DUKE KEOMUKA & STU GIBSON WON

SEPT. 28 VICTORIA DANNY SAVICH ?

SEPT. 29 CORPUS CHRISTI DUKE KEOMUKA WON

SEPT. 30 HOUSTON GREAT SCOTT ?

OCT. 3 FORT WORTH DUKE KEOMUKA ?

OCT. 4 DALLAS & PEPPER GOMEZ
VS DUKE KEOMUKA & STU GIBSON LOST

OCT. 5 VICTORIA ROY HEFFERMAN WON (2-1)

OCT. 6 CORPUS CHRISTI GEORGE BOLLAS WON

OCT. 7 HOUSTON GREAT SCOTT (TOUR) WON

TONY MARTIN (TOURNAMENT) ?
1955
OCT. 10 FORT WORTH TINY MILLS WON (DQ)

OCT. 11 DALLAS DUKE KEOMUKA DRAW

OCT. 12 VICTORIA DOUG DONOVAN ?

OCT. 13 CORPUS CHRISTI & MARVIN JONES
VS DUKE KEOMUKA & STU GIBSON ?

OCT. 17 LOS ANGELES THE CALIFORNA STATE ASSEMBLY SUBCOMMITTEE BEGINS
AN INVESTIGATION OF WRESTLING & BOXING IN THE STATE.
JOHNNY DOYLE TESTIFIED & CLAIMED CAL EATON WAS
ACTING AS BOTH A PROMOTER AND A BOOKER (OF TALENT)
AGAINST THE LAW. HE TOLD HOW EATON BRAGED OF HIS
POWER OVER THE ATHLETIC COMMISSION. REFEREE JOE
WOODS & AL BILLINGS TESTIFED AND BROKE KAYFABE.
BOXERS TESTIFED HOW OLYMPIC BOXING MATCHMAKER
BABE MCCOY RIPPED OFF BOXERS AND MANAGERS, WHILE
EVEN FORCING FIGHTERS TO TAKE DIVES.

OCT. 17 FORT WORTH TONY BORNE WON (DQ)

12 MAN BATTLE ROYAL (WON BY RITO ROMERO)

OCT. 18 DALLAS TINY MILLS ?
(SNYDER WAS PART OF A TOURNAMENT.)

OCT. 19 LOS ANGELES CAL & AILEEN EATON TESTIFIED BEFORE THE
SUBCOMMITTEE., CALLING THE PROCEDINF “CHARACTER
ASSASSINATION.

OCT. 19 VICTORIA STU GIBSON ?

OCT. 21 HOUSTON & RAY GUNKEL (TEXAS TAG TITLE WIN)
VS DUKE KEOMUKA & DANNY SAVICH WON

OCT. 24 FT WORTH THE MONGOL ?

OCT. 25 DALLAS & HANS HERMANN
VS DANNY SAVICH & DUKE KEOMUKA WON

OCT. 26 EVANSVILLE IKE EAKINS (30:00) DRAW

OCT. 28 ST LOUIS & ENRIQUE TORRES
VS JOHN & CHRIS TOLOS DRAW

OCT. 31 FORT WORTH & PEPPER GOMEZ & RAY GUNKEL & JACK LASKIN
VS TONY BORNE & PAUL DEGALLES & STU GIBSON & DUKE KEOMUKA WON

STU GIBSON WON

NOV. 1 DALLAS JIM DOBY WON

NOV. 2 SAN ANTONIO TINY MILLS ?

NOV. 3 GALVESTON PAUL DEGALLES (60:00) DRAW (1-1)

1955
NOV. 7 FORT WORTH TONY BORNE ?

NOV. ? LOS ANGELES THE CALIFORNIA PROBE OF BOXING & WRESTLING ENDS BUT
HAS VERY LITTLE AFFECT ON PRO WRESTLING, BUT IT DID
TELL HOW PROMOTERS STOLE PURSE & SKIMED GATES. FEW
CHANGES WERE EVER MADE. IT WAS MUCH HARDER ON
BOXING AND EATON’S PROMOTER BABE MCCOY, WHO WAS
CONNECTED WITH GANGSTER LIKE MICKEY COHEN. A
WRITTEN REPORT WAS PUBLISH ON AUG. 9,1956

NOV. 9 LOS ANGELES THE CIVIL COMPLAINT AGAINST THE NWA IS SENT OUT BE
THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT. THE ACTION NAMED 35
DEFENDANTS.

NOV. 11 HOUSTON & RAY GUNKEL (TEXAS TAG TITLE)
VS DANNY SAVICH & TINY MILLS ?

NOV. 14 FORT WORTH TONY MORELLI WON

NOV. 16 SAN ANTONIO HANS HERMANN WON

NOV. 17 GALVESTON TINY MILLS WON (DQ)

NOV. 18 HOUSTON RITO ROMERO DRAW

NOV. 21 FORT WORTH TINY MILLS ?

NOV. 23 SAN ANTONIO PEPPER GOMEZ LOST

NOV. 24 GALVESTON STU GIBSON WON (COR)

NOV. 25 HOUSTON DOUG DONOVAN LOST

NOV. 28 FORT WORTH DUKE KEOMUKA LOST

NOV. ? LOS ANGELES THE CALIFORNIA PROBE OF BOXING & WRESTLING ENDS BUT
HAS VERY LITTLE AFFECT ON PRO WRESTLING, BUT IT DID
TELL HOW PROMOTERS STOLE PURSES & SKIMED GATES.
FEW CHANGES WERE EVER MADE. IT WAS MUCH HARDER ON
BOXING AND EATON’S PROMOTER BABE MCCOY, WHO WAS
CONNECTED WITH GANGSTERS LIKE MICKEY COHEN. A
WRITTEN REPORT WAS PUBLISH ON AUG. 9,1956

NOV. 30 SAN ANTONIO RAY GUNKEL DRAW.

DEC. 1 GALVESTON & PEPPER GOMEZ & HANS HERMAN & ROCCO COLUMBO
VS STU GIBSON & TINY MILLS & DANNY SAVICH & TONY MORELLI WON

TONY MORELLI WON

DEC. 2 HOUSTON DUKE KEOMUKA WON (DQ)

& CHENE & GUNKEL & COLUMBO & ROMERO
VS TONY BORNE & KEOMUKA & TINY MILLS & STU GIBSON & SAVIVH LOST

DEC. 5 FORT WORTH & RAY GUNKEL (TEXAS TAG TITLE LOSS)
VS DUKE KEOMUKA & TINY MILLS LOST
1955
DEC. 12 FORT WORTH JACK LASKIN WON

DEC. 15 GALVESTON PAUL DEGALLES WON

DEC. 16 HOUSTON TINY MILLS WON

DEC. 22 BAKERSFIELD & SANDOR SZABO & PRINCE MAIAVA
VS TOM RICE & HANS SCHNABEL & GREAT TOGO WON

DEC. 26 HOLLYWOOD JOHNNY “ROCKY” VALENTINE (60:00) DRAW

DEC. 29 BAKERSFIELD & PRINCE MIA
VS JOHN TOLOS & TOM RICE LOST (1-2)

DEC. 30 SANTA MONICA TOM RICE DRAW

1956
JAN. 2 HOLLYWOOD JOHN TOLOS WON

JAN. 3 WASHINGTON DC SAM MUCHNICK, TUNNEY, & SOFFER DELIBERATED WITH
BARNES & DERR, THEY WERE TOLD THE WRESTLING
COALITION WOULDN’T HAVE TO DISBAND, BUT ALLIANCE
RESOLUTIONS WOULD HAVE TO BE CHANGED. THE
CONVERSATION SWITCHED TO THE ADOPTION OF A CONSENT
DECREE TO RESOLVE THE PREDICAMENT.

JAN. 3 EL PASO LOU THESZ (NWA WC?) DRAW

JAN. 5 BAKERSFIELD & PRINCE MAIVIA
VS JOHN TOLOS & TOM RICE DQ (1-2)

JAN. 6 SANTA MONICA & PRINCE MAIAVA
VS JOHN TOLOS & TOM RICE DRAW

JAN. 9 HOLLYWOOD JOHNNY VALENTINE LOST

JAN. 13 ST LOUIS & PAT O’CONNOR (HANDICAP MATCH)
VS KILLER KOWALSKI WON

JAN. 14 MILWAUKEE RUDY KAY WON

JAN. 16 MEMPHIS STU GIBSON N. C.

JAN. 18 EVANSVILLE BOBBY MANAGOFF (60:00) DRAW

JAN. 19 COLUMBUS BOB ORTON CANCELLED
(BAD WEATHER)

JAN. 20 CINCINNATI & BOBBY BRUNS
VS RAY & DON STEVENS LOST (1-2)

JAN. 21 CHICAGO WILD BILL LONGSON (3:19) WON

JAN. 22 MEMPHIS & DICK HUTTON
VS IKE EAKINS & STU GIBSON WON

JAN. 25 EVANSVILLE IKE EAKINS DCOR

1956
JAN. 27 CHICAGO MIGHTY ATLAS WON

JAN. 28 CHICAGO LOU THESZ (NWA WC)(30:00) DRAW

JAN. 30 MEMPHIS & DICK HUTTON
VS IKE EAKINS & STU GIBSON LOST

FEB. 1 EVANSVILLE IKE EAKINS WON (DQ 2-0)

FEB. 3 ST LOUIS RAMON CERNANDES WON

FEB. 4 INDIANAPOLIS LOU THESZ (NWA WC)* DRAW
(ATT: 11,500 $15,000)

FEB. 6 MEMPHIS STU GIBSON LOST

FEB. 8 EVANSVILLE BULLDOG DANNY PLECHAS WON (2-1)

FEB. 8 ? LOUISVILLE & IKE EAKINS
VS STU GIBSON & DICK HUTTON LOST

FEB. 11 CHICAGO HANS HERMANN WON

FEB. 15 EVANSVILLE STU GIBSON WON (DQ 2-1)

FEB. 15 ? LOUISVILLE ? STU GIBSON LOST

FEB. 17 ST LOUIS KILLER KOWALSKI LOST

=FEB. 19 CHICAGO ?? HANS SCHMIDT ?? WON

FEB. 20 PEORIA & BILL MELBY
VS REGGIE & STAN LISOWSKI WON

FEB. 23 DENVER ANGELO POFFO WON (2-1)

FEB. 26 BELOIT HANS SCHMIDT (US TITLE) ?

FEB. 27 BENTON HARBOR HANS SCHMIDT (US TITLE?) WON

MARCH 1 SALT LAKE CITY ROY SHIRE (US TITLE) LOST

MARCH 2 CHICAGO LOU THESZ (NWA WC) DQ

MARCH 3 MILWAUKEE MIGHTY ATLAS WON

MARCH 5 HAMMOND ANGELO POFFO (US TITLE) ?

MARCH 6 INDIANAPOLIS ANGELO POFFO WON (DQ 2-1)

MARCH 7 MONTREAL BIG BILL MILLER WON

MARCH 8 OTTAWA FRED ATKINS ?

MARCH 13 INDIANAPOLIS ANGELO POFFO WON (2-1)

MARCH 14 MONTREAL KILLER KOWALSKI (MONTREAL WC ?) WON (DQ)
.
1956
MARCH 15 TORONTO WHIPPER WATSON DEFEATED LOU THESZ FOR NWA WC.

MARCH 15 OTTAWA & MANUEL CORTEZ
VS AL & JOHN SMITH WON

MARCH 19 PEORIA ANGELLO POFFO WON

MARCH 20 INDIANAPOLIS DICK THE BRUISER DRAW

MARCH 21 ROCKFORD RUDY KAY WON (2-0)

MARCH 22 MILWAUKEE HANS HERMANN WON

MARCH 23 ST LOUIS & GUY BRUNETTI & JOE TANGARO
VS HANS SCHMIDT & DICK HUTTON & IKE EAKINS LOST

MARCH 24 CHICAGO MIGHTY ATLAS WON

APRIL 4 MONTREAL KILLER KOWALSKI (MONTREAL WC) DQ

APRIL 5 OTTAWA & MANUEL CORTEZ (ATT: 2,500)
VS FRITZ VON ERICH & KARL VON SCHOBER DQ (1-2)

APRIL 6 CHICAGO & VERNE GAGNE (ATT: 9,522 $25,908.90)
VS REGGIE & STAN LISOWSKI WON (2-1)

APRIL 7 CHICAGO VERNE GAGNE (NWA US TITLE WIN)(19:40) WON (1-0)
(GAGNE SUBED FOR JIM MELBY.)

APRIL 10 ROCKFORD HANS SCHMIDT WON

APRIL 11 MONTREAL KILLER KOWALSKI (MONTREAL WC?) UTC (1-1)

APRIL 14 MILWAUKEE HANS HERMANN (US TITLE) WON

APRIL 17 ? THE SHEIK WON

APRIL 24 MINEAPOLIS & VERNE GAGNE
VS IVAN & KAROL KALMIKOFF N. C.

APRIL 27 WINNIPEG & ILIO DIPAOLO
VS IVAN & KAROL KALMIKOFF WON (DQ)

APRIL 28 CHICAGO RUDY KAY (US TITLE) WON

MAY 1 INDIANAPOLIS DICK THE BRUISER DRAW.

MAY 2 ROCKFORD & BILL MELBY
VS REGGIE & STAN LISOWSKI LOST

MAY 3 DENVER LOU THESZ (NWA WC?) DRAW

MAY 4 CHICAGO (TV) VERNE GAGNE (US TITLE) DRAW

1956
MAY 12 MILWAUKEE ANGELO POFFO (US TITLE) WON

MAY 17 TOLEDO BOZO BROWN NO SHOW

MAY 19 CHICAGO IKE EAKINS (US TITLE) WON

MAY 21 OMAHA & ANTONINO ROCCA
IVAN & KAROL KALMIKOFF N. C.

MAY 22 MINEAPOLIS VERNE GAGNE (US TITLE?) DRAW

MAY 29 INDIANAPOLIS DICK THE BRUISER (US TITLE?) WON

MAY 30 MADISON WI REGGIE LISOWSKI (US TITLE) WON (DQ 2-0)

MAY 31 MILWAUKEE BOB ORTON ?

JUNE 1 CHICAGO HANS SCHMIDT (US TITLE) WON

JUNE 4 HOLLYWOOD LORD JAMES BLEARS WON (2-1)

JUNE 7 ELKORN HANS SCHMIDT (US TITLE) WON (DQ)

JUNE 9 N. HOLLYWOOD RAY “THUNDER” STERN (60:00) DRAW

JUNE 16 MILWAUKEE THE SHEIK OF ARABY (US TITLE) WON

JUNE 19 HAMMOND & ANTONINO ROCCA
VS DICK THE BRUISER & ANGELO POFFO WON (2-1)

JUNE 21 ELKORN & BILL MELBY
VS REGGIE & STAN LISOWSKI ?

JUNE 22 MILWAUKEE VERNE GAGNE (US TITLE ?) WON

JUNE 23 GREEN BAY BOZO BROWN (US TITLE?) WON

JUNE 26 TOLEDO VERNE GAGNE (US TITLE?) DRAW

JUNE 28 FOND DU LAC MIGHTY ATLAS (US TITLE) WON (2-0)

JUNE 29 ELKORN THE SHEIK (US TITLE?) WON (2-1)

JUNE 31 MARINETTE DICK THE BRUISER (US TITLE) WON (2-1)
(ATT: 1,000)

? RACINE ANGELO POFFO (US TITLE?) WON

JULY 3 HAMMOND DICK THE BRUISER (US TITLE) DCOR

JULY 5 MILWAUKEE BILL MELBY (US TITLE?) WON

JULY 6 CHICAGO LOU THESZ (US TITLE?) DRAW
(ATT: 8,853)
1956
JULY 10 MINNEAPOLIS & ILIO DIPAOLO
VS IVAN & KAROL KALMIKOFF DRAW.

JULY 12 DENVER VERNE GAGNE (US TITLE?) DRAW

JULY 13 FREEPORT IL DICK THE BRUISER (US TITLE?) ?

JULY 14 CHICAGO DAVE JONS WON

JULY 17 HAMMOND DICK THE BRUISER (US TITLE) WON (2-1)

JULY 21 ANGOLA IN HANS HERMANN (US TITLE?) ?

JULY 23 PEORIA HANS SCHMIDT DRAW

JULY 24 HAMMOND DAVE JONS (US TITLE) ?
(JONS CLAIMED TO BE BRITISH EMPIRE CHAMPION)

JULY 25 ROCKFORD & VERNE GAGNE
VS REGGIE & STAN LISOWSKI N. C.

JULY 28 CHICAGO HANS HERMANN (US TITLE) WON

AUG. 1 EVANSVILLE MIGHTY ATLAS (US TITLE) WON

AUG. 4 MILWAUKEE VERNE GAGNE (US TITLE) DQ (1-2)
(HELD AT MILWAUKEE COUNTY STADIUM-ATT: 16,069 $33,689—REFEREE JACK DEMPSEY.).

AUG. 7 LAGRANGE IL THE SHEIK OF ARABY (US TITLE) WON

AUG. 14 HAMMOND IN HANS SCHMIDT (US TITLE?) ?

AUG. 15 MADISON WI NICK BOCKWINKEL (US TITLE) WON (2-1)
(BOCKWINKEL WAS A SUB FOR JIM MELBY)

AUG. 16 MILWAUKEE HANS HERMAN (US TITLE?) WON

AUG. 20 SOUTH BEND HANS SCHMIDT WON

AUG. 21 APPLETON WI BILL MELBY (US TITLE) WON
(ATT: 700)

AUG. 24 CHICAGO & ANTONINO ROCCA
VS REGGIE & STAN LISOWSKI LOST

AUG. 25 MILWAUKEE LOU THESZ (US TITLE) N. C.

AUG. 29 HAMMOND & BILL MELBY
VS REGGIE & STAN LISOWSKI ?

AUG. 30 DENVER JOHN TOLOS (US TITLE) WON (2-1)

AUG 31 TO SEPT 1 ST LOUIS AT THE ANNUAL NWA CONVENTION 25 MEMBERS SIGN THE
CONSENT DECREE WITH THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT. EIGHT
OTHERS SIGNED VIA MAIL BY SEPT. 18. THREE OTHERS WERE
THREATENED WITH BANISGMENT & THERE SIGNATURES WAS
ADDED LATER.
1956
SEPT. 1 ANGOLA IN HANS SCHMIDT (US TITLE?) ?

SEPT. 4 HAMMOND THE SHEIK (US TITLE?) ?

SEPT. 5 EVANSVILLE HANS HERMAN (US TITLE) WON (2-0)

SEPT. 6 ? & RAY GUNKEL
VS GEORGE BOLLAS & BOZO BROWN WON.

SEPT. 7 FREEPORT IL HANS SCHMIDT (US TITLE?) ?

SEPT. 8 CHICAGO BILL MELBY (US TITLE) WON
(ATT: 1,118)

SEPT. 11 INDIANAPOLIS REGGIE “CRUSHER” LISOWSKI WON

SEPT. 12 EVANSVILLE BARNEY BERNARD (US TITLE) WON (2-1)

SEPT. 13 FT WAYNE ANGELO POFFO (US TITLE?) WON

SEPT. 14 CHICAGO & VERNE GAGNE & ANTONINO ROCCA
VS THE BRUISER & REGGIE & STAN LISOWSKI WON (2-1)

SEPT. 15 CHICAGO HANS SCHMIDT (US TITLE LOSS) COR (1-2)

SEPT. 19 ST. CHARLES ANGELO POFFO WON

SEPT. 21 FT ATKINSON DICK THE BRUISER (US TITLE) ?

SEPT. 22 MILWAUKEE VERNE GAGNE LOST
(ATT: 7,038—NO REFEREE)

SEPT. 25 INDIANAPOLIS & BILL MELBY
VS REGGIE & STAN LISOWSKI LOST

SEPT. 27 FOND DU LAC, WI & BILL MELBY
VS THE BRUISER & ANGELO POFFO WON (2-1)

SEPT. 28 ZION IL DICK THE BRUISER ?

SEPT. 29 CHICAGO DICK THE BRUISER WON

OCT. 2 MANCE PARK THE SHEIK WON

OCT. 3 BENTON HARBOR DICK THE BRUISER WON (DQ)

OCT. 4 DENVER VERNE GAGNE (US TITLE) DQ (1-2)
(ATT: 3,472--SNYDER SEEMED TO STILL BILLED AS US CHAMPION.)

OCT. 5 TOLEDO STAN LISOWSKI WON

OCT. 6 INDIANAPOLIS HANS HERMANN WON

OCT. 9 INDIANAPOLIS HANS HERMANN WON (2-0)
(SCHMIDT IN MAIN EVENT BILLED AS US CHAMP)

1956
OCT. 10 RACINE & BILL MELBY
VS ANGELO POFFO & BRONCO LUBICH WON

OCT. 13 OSHKOSH HANS SCHMIDT (US TITLE) ?

OCT. 15 IOWA THE NATIONAL WRESTLING ALLIANCE DISSOLVED UNDER A
JUDGMENT FILED IN THE U.S. DISTRICT COURT, IOWA, BY
JUDGE WILLIAM F. RILEY. THE NWA AGREED TO CANCEL ALL
ITS EXISTING RULES, REGULATIONS AND BYLAWS AND DRAW
UP A NEW CODE CONSISTENT WITH THE TERMS OF THE
COURT ORDER.

OCT. 16 MINNEAPOLIS & VERNE GAGNE
VS FRITZ VON ERICH & KARL VON SCHOBER WON (DQ)

OCT. 19 CHICAGO HANS SCHMIDT (US TITLE) LOST
(ATT: 10,000 ??/)

OCT. 23 INDIANAPOLIS REGGIE LISOWSKI WON

GYPSY JOE WON

OCT. 27 CHICAGO ZACK MALKOV WON

OCT. 30 CHICAGO ? BILL MELBY ? WON

NOV. 1 INDIANAPOLIS (TV) GYPSY JOE WON
(NEW TV SHOW UNDER INDIANA WRESTLING, INC)

NOV. 2 WATERTOWN BILL MELBY WON (2-1)

NOV. 6 BELOIT BILL MELBY DRAW

NOV. 7 BENTON HARBOR STAN LISOWSKI WON (2-1)
(ATT: 740)

NOV. 8 INDIANAPOLIS BILL MELBY WON

NOV. 9 ST. LOUIS LOU THESZ DEFEATED BILLY WATSON FOR NWA WC

NOV. 9 CHICAGO & VERNE GAGNE (WTC)
VS REGGIE & STAN LISOWSKI DQ

NOV. 10 OSHKOSH & BILL MELBY (WTC)
VS REGGIE & STAN LISOWSKI ?

NOV. 14 BENTON HARBOR ANGELO POFFO LOST (1-2)

NOV. 15 INDIANAPOLIS ANGELO POFFO WON (DQ 2-1)

NOV. 21 BUFFALO VERNE GAGNE (US TITLE) DCOR
(ATT: 11,221)

NOV. 22 MILWAUKEE JACK WILSON WON

1956
NOV. 24 MILWAUKEE DICK THE BRUISER WON (DQ)

NOV. 28 MADISON & CARL ENGSTROM
VS REGGIE & STAN LISOWSKI ?

NOV. 29 INDIANAPOLIS ANGELO POFFO DQ (1-2)

NOV. 30 WATERTOWN REGGIE LISOWSKI WON (DQ)

DEC. 4 BELOIT & BILL MELBY
VS REGGIE & STAN LISOWSKI ?

DEC. 6 DENVER HANS SCHMIDT (US TITLE?) LOST

DEC. 7 CHICAGO HANS SCHMIDT (US TITLE) DRAW

DEC. 10 RACINE & BILL MILBY
VS BORIS & NICOLI VOLKOFF LOST

DEC. 12 BENTON HARBOR & CARL ENGSTROM
VS ANGELO POFFO & BRONKO LUBICH WON (2-1)

DEC. 13 INDIANAPOLIS ANGELO POFFO WON (DQ 2-1)

DEC. 14 WATERTOWN, WI ANGELO POFFO WON (DQ)

DEC. 15 MILWAUKEE & VERNE GAGNE (WTC)
VS BORIS & NICOLI VOLKOFF LOST

DEC. 19 EAST ST LOUIS THE REVISION OF THE NWA CONSTITUTION, WRITTEN BY
ATTORNEY JOHN FERGUSON, WAS MAILED TO THE JUSTICE
DEPARTMENT FOR IT’S APPROVAL.

DEC. 22 CHICAGO BOZO BROWN WON

DEC. 28 CHICAGO ANGELO POFFO WON

DEC. 29 CHICAGO JACK WILSON WON

1957
JAN. 2 MADISON BORIS VOLKOFF ?

JAN. 4 LOS ANGELES ATTORNEY STANLEY DISNEY OF THE ANTITRUST DIVISION
ISSUE A NOTICE THAT THE ANTITRUST DIVISION FILE ON THE
NWA WAS CLOSED.

JAN. 3 INDIANAPOLIS STU GIBSON WON (2-0)

JAN. 8 ROCKFORD & VERNE GAGNE
VS NICOLI & BORIS VOLKOFF ?

JAN. 11 ATLANTA IKE EAKINS WON

JAN. 12 CLEARWATER BUDDY ROGERS LOST

1957
JAN. 14 TAMPA HANS SCHMIDT WON (DQ)

JAN. 16 ST PETERSBURG JOHN SMITH WON

JAN. 17 FT LAUDERDALE JACK VANSKY WON

JAN. 18 MIAMI HANS SCHMIDT LOST

JAN. 23 DAYTONA BEACH IKE EAKINS ?

JAN. 25 JACKSONVILLE HANS SCHMIDT LOST

JAN. 26 BRADENTON WHITEY WHITTLER WON

JAN. 28 TAMPA DICK THE BRUISER WON (DQ)

JAN. 29 LAKE WORTH IKE EAKINS WON

JAN. 31 ORLANDO DICK THE BRUISER LOST

FEB. 2 CLEARWATER DICK THE BRUISER LOST

FEB. 4 TAMPA DICK THE BRUISER LOST

FEB. 5 LAKE WORTH LOU THESZ (NWA WC?) LOST

FEB. ? SACRAMENTO JOHNNY DOYLE SPOKE OUT IN FRONT OF THE STATE
ATHLETIC COMMISSION SUBCOMMITTEE AGAINST CAL
EATON.

FEB. 8 ATLANTA PIERRE LASALLE WON

FEB. 9 (19)? CHICAGO HANS SCHMIDT (US TITLE) WON

FEB. 11 TAMPA DICK THE BRUISER WON

FEB. 19 (9) CHICAGO HANS SCHMIDT (US TITLE WIN) WON

FEB. 20 RACINE & VERNE GAGNE
VS THE SHEIK & ANGELO POFFO WON

FEB. 21 SHEBOYGAN & VERNE GAGNE
VS REGGIE & STAN LISOWSKI WON

FEB. 22 CENTRALIA ? ?

FEB. 23 OSHOSH HANS SCHMIDT (US TITLE) ?

FEB. 26 BELOIT HANS SCHMIDT (US TITLE) ?.

FEB. 27 BENTON HARBOR HANS SCHMIDT (US TITLE ?) WON

MARCH 1 TWO RIVERS WI HANS SCHMIDT (US TITLE) WON (2-1)
(ATT: SELL OUT)

1957
MARCH 2 CHICAGO STU GIBSON WON

MARCH 5 HAMMOND ANGELO POFFO (US TITLE) ?

MARCH 6 MADISON ANGELO POFFO (US TITLE?) WON (DQ)

MARCH 8 SALT LAKE CITY ROY SHIRE LOST

MARCH 11 HOLLYWOOD LORD JAMES BLEARS (30:00) DRAW (1-1)

MARCH 13 LOS ANGELES SANDOR SZABO DRAW

MARCH 14 DENVER HANS SCHMIDT WON

MARCH 16 MILWAUKEE HANS SCHMIDT (US TITLE) WON

MARCH 20 MADISON WI ANGELO POFFO (US TITLE) WON (COR)

MARCH 21 CLEVELAND REGGIE LISOWSKI WON

MARCH 22 ST LOUIS & BILLY DARNELL
VS GEORGE BOLLAS & MIGHTY URSUS DRAW

MARCH 23 OSHKOSH WI BORIS VOLKOFF ?

MARCH 26 ATLANTA BABE ZAHARIAS WON

MARCH 27 TORONTO & WHIPPER WATSON (CANADIAN TC)
VS REGGIE & STAN LISOWSKI ?

MARCH 30 CHICAGO ALDO BOGNI WON

APRIL 1 CHARLOTTE JACK VANSKY WON

APRIL 2 ROANOKE ALI BEY WON

APRIL 5 LYNCHBURG JACK VANSKY WON

APRIL 5 NORFOLK JACK VANSKY WON

APRIL 11 DENVER VERNE GAGNE LOST

APRIL 12 ST LOUIS & DONN & MARK LEWIN
VS GEORGE BOLLAS & MIKE PAIDOUSIS & LOU PLUMMER WON

APRIL 13 FORT WAYNE & BILL MELBY
VS BORIS & NICOLI VOLKOFF ?

APRIL 17 MADISON & BILLY GOELZ & BILL MELBY (ATT>4,000)
VS BORIS & NICOLI VOLKOFF ?

APRIL 18 SHEBOYGAN WI & BILLY GOELZ
VS ANGELO POFFO & BRONKO LUBICH WON.

1957
APRIL 23 SYRACUSE & PAT O’CONNOR
VS ART NEILSON & BARON GATTONI WON

APRIL 26 CHICAGO DICK THE BRUISER WON (DQ)

APRIL 27 CHICAGO BOZO BROWN WON

MAY 17 CHICAGO & VERNE GAGNE (WORLD TAG TITLE WIN)
VS BORIS & NICOLI VOLKOFF WON

MAY 23 MILWAUKEE ANGELO POFFO (US TITLE) LOST
(POFFO WON MATCH BUT NOT TITLE AS MANAGER LUBICH INTERFERED)

MAY 30 MILWAUKEE GINO ANGELO WON

JUNE 1 CHICAGO DICK THE BRUSER (US TITLE LOSS??) LOST

JUNE 5 FOND DU LAC, WI ANGELO POFFO (US TITLE) DKO (1-1)

JUNE 6 WASHINGTON DC ERIC VON HESS (POPPENHEIM) WON

JUNE 8 CHICAGO DICK THE BRUISER (US TITLE?) N. C.

JUNE 10 WASHINGTON DC & CHIEF BIG HEART
VS JERRY GRHAM & ROY SHIRE LOST

JUNE 13 INDIANAPOLIS THE SHEIK WON

STU GIBSON WON

DICK THE BRUISER (TOUR FINAL) WON
(SNYDER WON TOURNAMENT & RIGHT TO TITLE MATCH WITH LOU THESZ)

JUNE 14 CHICAGO THE SHEIK OF ARABY WON
(UNDERCARD TO CARPENTIER BEATING THESZ FOR NWA WC.)

JUNE 15 FT WAYNE DICK THE BRUISER NO SHOW

JUNE 14 CHICAGO ED CARPENTIER DEFEATS LOU THESZ VIA UTC/DQ TO WIN NWA WC.

JUNE 18 MANCE PARK HANS SCHMIDT WON

JUNE 19 RACINE & BILLY GOELZ & BILL MELBY
VS THE SHEIK & ANGELO POFFO & BRONCO LUBICH WON

JUNE 20 INDIANAPOLIS DICK THE BRUISER WON (DQ 2-1)
(LOU THESZ DROPPED OUT OF MATCH WITH SNYDER ON THE DAY OF THE SHOW CLAIMING A HEAD INJURY IN AN EVANSVILLE MATCH. THESZ WAS IN A HOSPITAL FOR A SHORT TIME BEFORE BEING SENT TO HIS HOME IN ST LOUIS. THE INDIANA STATE ATHLETIC COMMISSION SUSPSENDED THESZ UNTIL HE COULD PASS A PHYSICAL EXAM. HE WAS REPLACED BY THE BRUISER.)

JUNE 22 MILWAUKEE ANGELO POFFO WON

JUNE 25 HODGKINS IL HANS SCHMIDT (US TITLE) WON (2-1)

1957
JUNE 29 FT WAYNE HANS SCHMIDT WON

JULY 2 MENASHA DICK THE BRUISER WON (DQ)

JULY 11 DENVER & DON CURTIS (WTC)(ATT: 2,500)
VS REGGIE & STAN LISOWSKI LOST

JULY 12 CHICAGO & BILL MELBY (SUB FOR GAGNE)
VS REGGIE & STAN LISOWSKI LOST

JULY 24 MADISON BORIS VOLKOFF (US TITLE) WON (2-1)
(VOLKOFF SUBED FOR NO SHOW BRUISER)

JULY 25 FT WAYNE VERNE GAGNE DRAW

JULY 26 WAUTOMA BILL MELBY ?

JULY 27 MILWAUKEE DICK THE BRUISER (US TITLE?) WON (DQ)

JULY 31 EVANSVILLE & RALPH GARIBALSI & BILLY MCDANIEL
VS CHEST BERNARD & JOE MILLICH & TOMMY O'TOOLE WON (DQ)
TOMMY O'TOOLE WON

AUG. 1 FORT WAYNE HANS SCHMIDT WON

AUG. 6 VALPARAISO IN HANS SCHMIDT (US TITLE) WON (2-1)
(ATT: OVER 900)

AUG. 8 ROCHESTER IN HAN SCHMIDT (US TITLE) ?

AUG. 9 WAUTOMA REGGIE LISOWSKI ?

AUG. 10 CHICAGO & BILL MELBY
VS REGGIE & STAM LISOWSKI WON

AUG. 15 INDIANAPOLIS LOU THESZ (NWA WC?) N. C.

AUG. 18 HODGKINS ? ?

AUG. 20 FOND DU LAC, WI THE SHEIK (US TITLE) WON (2-1)
(REFEREE-JACK DEMPSEY)

AUG. 24 MILWAUKEE STAN LISOWSKI (US TITLE) WON (2-1)
(REFEREE-JACK DEMPSEY)

AUG. 25 ST LOUIS THE NWA ENDS ITS CONVENTION WITH THE ANNOUNCEMENT
THAT LOU THESZ WAS STILL NWA WORLD CHAMPION. IT
RULED THAT THE JUNE 14 MATCH BETWEEN THESZ AND
CARPENTIER ENDED VIS DQ & THUS WAS NOT A TITLE
CHANGE. SEEMS THE ALLIANCE AND CARPENTIER’S
PROMOTER, EDDIE QUINN HAD A FALLING OUT. SAM
MUCHNICK WAS RE-ELECTED AS NWA PRESIDENT FOR A
EIGHTH STRAIGHT TERM.

AUG. 29 FT WAYNE 7 MAN BATTLE ROYAL (WON BY PEDRO GODOY)

AUG. 31 CHICAGO ANGELO POFFO WON

SEPT. 4 BENTON HARBOR REGGIE LISOWSKI WON
(REGGIE SUBED FOR THE SHEIK)
1957
SEPT. 5 FT WAYNE REGGIE LISOWSKI WON

SEPT. 11 BENTON HARBOR VERNE GAGNE (US TITLE) ?

SEPT. 12 FT WAYNE VERNE GAGNE CANCELLED--RAIN

SEPT. 13 CHICAGO & VERNE GAGNE
VS REGGIE & STAN LISOWSKI WON (DQ)

SEPT. 14 CHICAGO DON LEO JONATHAN DRAW

SEPT. 19 FT WAYNE NICOLI VOLKOFF ?

SEPT. 21 MILWAUKEE & VERNE GAGNE
VS NICOLI & BORIS VOLKOFF WON

SEPT. 25 BENTON HARBOR VERNE GAGNE (US TITLE) WON (DQ)
(ATT: 1,100)

SEPT. 26 INDIANAPOLIS DON LEO JONATHAN WON

SEPT. 28 CHICAGO DON LEO JONATHAN LOST

OCT. 3 DENVER & VERNE GAGNE (WORLD TAG TITLE WIN??)
VS REGGIE & STAN LISOWSKI WON (DQ 2-1)

OCT. 4 CHICAGO & VERNE GAGNE
VS BORIS & NICOLI VOLKOFF LOST

OCT. 7 TWO RIVERS, WI ANGELO POFFO NO SHOWED (FLU)

OCT. 8 BELOIT THE SHEIK (US TITLE) ?

OCT. 10 SHEBOYGAN WI & VERNE GAGNE
VS BORIS & NICOLI VOLKOFF WON (2-1)

OCT. 12 FOND DU LAC DON LEO JONATHAN (US TITLE) ?

OCT. 14 SIOUX CITY DON LEO JONATHAN WON (DQ)

OCT. 15 DES MOINES VERNE GAGNE WON (DQ)

OCT. 19 MOUNT VERNON, IL ANGELO POFFO (US TITLE) ?

OCT. 22 HAMMOND ANGELO POFFO ?

OCT. 24 DUBUQUE BORIS VOLKOFF WON

OCT. 26 MILWAUKEE & DICK THE BRUISER
VS ANGELO POFFO & BRONKO LUBICH WON

OCT. 29 SIOUX CITY & VERNE GAGNE
VS BORIS & NICOLI VOLKOFF LOST

1957
OCT. 30 DES MOINES VERNE GAGNE WON

NOV. 5 BELOIT, WI & BILLY TWO RIVERS
VS DON LEO JONATHAN & ANGELO POFFO ?

NOV. 6 BENTON HARBOR DICK THE BRUISER (US TITLE) WON (DQ 2-1)

NOV. 7 OMAHA TOMMY O’TOOLE ?.

NOV. 8 RACINE, WI DON LEO JONATHAN WON (DQ 2-0)

NOV. 9 CHICAGO & BOBBY MANAGOFF
VS THE BRUISER & ANGELO POFFO LOST

NOV. 13 BENTON HARBOR DICK THE BRUISER (US TITLE) ?

NOV. 14 INDIANAPOLIS DICK THE BRUISER WON (DQ 2-1)

NOV. 14 TORONTO DICK HUTTON DEFEATS LOU THESZ FOR THE NWA WC

NOV. 18 FT WAYNE DON LEO JONATHAN LOST

NOV. 21 INDIANAPOLIS DICK THE BRUISER WON (COR 2-1)

NOV. 22 FORT ATKINSON, WI & BILLY GOELZ
VS BORIS & NICOLI VOLKOFF ?

NOV. 23 CHICAGO ANGELO POFFO WON

NOV. 25 HAMMOND & PEDRO GODOY & ALBERTO GODOY
VS THE BRUISER & BORIS & NICOLI VOLKOFF LOST

NOV. 26 MONROE HANS HERMANN WON

NOV. 27 DES NOINES VERNE GAGNE DRAW

NOV. 28 MILWAUKEE ANGELO POFFO WON

NOV. 30 CHICAGO BORIS VOLKOFF WON

DEC. 2 HAMMOND, IN BOBBY MANAGOFF ?

DEC. 4 BENTON HARBOR MI ANGELO POFFO (US TITLE) WON (DQ)

DEC. 5 INDIANAPOLIS & BOBBY MANAGOFF
VS BORIS & NICOLI VOLKOFF WON (DQ)

DEC. 9 FT WAYNE DON LEO JONATHAN WON
(ATT: 900)

DEC. 11 BENTON HARBOR ANGELO POFFO (US TITLE) WON (DQ)

DEC. 12 INDIANAPOLIS & BOBBY MANAGOFF
VS BORIS & NICOLI VOLKOFF WON (2-1)
1957
DEC. 13 CHICAGO DICK THE BRUISER (US TITLE LOSS) LOST

DEC. 14 CHICAGO BORIS VOLKOFF DRAW

DEC. 16 HOLLYWOOD ? HANS SCHMIDT ? WON

DEC. 16 HAMMOND BOBBY MANAGOFF DRAW

DEC. 27 RACINE 8 MAN BATTLE ROYAL

DEC. 28 CHICAGO IVAN THE TERRIBLE LOST

DEC. ? LOS ANGELES BY THE END OF THE YEAR, JOHNNY DOYLE MOVES OUT OF
TOWN & ENDS UP IN VIRGINIA AS VICE PRESIDENT OF
CAPITOL WRESTLING CORPORATION.

1958
JAN. 2 MILWAUKEE ANGELO POFFO N. C.

JAN. 4 CHICAGO & BOBBY MANAGOFF
VS REGGIE LISOWSKI & IVAN THE TERRIBLE WON

JAN. 8 MADISON IVAN THE TERRIBLE WON (COR)

JAN. 9 MILWAUKEE ANGELO POFFO WON (DQ)

JAN. 13 HAMMOND & BOBBY MANAGOFF
VS DON LEO JONATHAN & IVAN THE TERRIBLE ?

JAN. 15 BENTON HARBOR & BOBBY MANAGOFF
VS REGGIE & STAN LISOWSKI DQ (1-2)

JAN. 16 MILWAUKEE JACK WILSON WON

JAN. 20 HAMMOND IN & BOBBY MANAGOFF
VS REGGIE & STAN LISOWSKI ?

JAN. 22 BENTON HARBOR HANS SCHMIDT LOST

JAN. 24 WAUTOMA HANS SCHMIDT LOST

JAN. 25 MILWAUKEE & VERNE GAGNE & ED CARPENTIER (ATT: 5,280)
VS REGGIE & STAN LISOWSKI & IVAN THE TERRIBLE WON

JAN. 29 BENTON HARBOR & BOBBY MANAGOFF
VS HANS SCHMIDT & ANGELO POFFO WON

JAN. 31 CHICAGO DICK THE BRUISER N. C.

FEB. 5 MADISON WI HANS SCHMIDT LOST (1-2)

FEB. 6 INDIANAPOLIS BOBBY MANAGOFF DRAW

FEB. 12 WATERTOWN, WI ANGELO POFFO DRAW
1958
FEB. 14 ST LOUIS STAN LISOWSKI WON

FEB. 15 CHICAGO HANS SCHMIDT LOST

FEB. 20 INDIANAPOLIS BOBBY MANAGOFF LOST

FEB. 28 BUFFALO MAD MAN MARTIN WON

MARCH 1 HAMLITON & BOBO BRAZIL
VS REGGIE & STAM LISOWSKI DQ

MARCH 6 TORONTO PIERRE LASALLE WON

MARCH 7 BUFFALO PIERRE LASALLE WON

MARCH 8 HAMILTON & BOBO BRAZIL
VS REGGIE & STAN LISOWSKI ?

MARCH 13 ? TORONTO JIM BERNARD WON

MARCH 13 TOLEDO HANS SCHMIDT ?

MARCH 14 BUFFALO FRANK FOZO WON

MARCH 15 DUNKIRK-FREDONIA JIM BERNARD WON

MARCH 19 LONDON FRANK FOZO WON

MARCH 20 TORONTO FRANK FOZO WON

MARCH 22 DUNKIRK-FREDONIA & FRANK TOWNSEND
VS ED & BILL MILLER LOST (1-2)

MARCH 24 TORONTO & WHIPPER BILLY WATSON
VS REGGIE & STAN LISOWSKI DRAW

MARCH 26 LONDON VS (HANDICAP MATCH)
FRED ATKINS & KEN KENNETH WON

MARCH 27 TORONTO & WHIPPER BILLY WATSON
VS REGGIE & STAN LOSOWSKI LOST

MARCH 28 ST LOUIS & BOBBY MANAGOFF
VS HANS SCHMIDT & MIGHTY ATLAS DRAW

MARCH 29 DUNKIRK-FREDONIA & LORD ATHOL LAYTON
VS ED & BILL MILLER LOST (1-2)

MARCH 31 NIAGARA FALLS BIG BILL MILLER WON

APRIL 1 HAMLITON & BOBO BRAZIL
VS REGGIE & STAN LISOWSKI DQ


1958
APRIL 8 HAMLITON & BOBO BRAZIL
VS REGGIE & STAN LISOWSKI DRAW

APRIL 11 CHICAGO VERNE GAGNA BEAT THE BRUISER FOR US TITLE

APRIL 16 LONDON & BOBO BRAZIL
VS REGGIE & STAN LISOWSKI LOST

APRIL 17 TORONTO & WHIPPER WATSON
VS REGGIE & STAN LISOWSKI WON

APRIL 23 SYRACUSE & PAT O’CONNOR
VS ART NEILSON & BARON GATTONI WON (2-1)

APRIL 24 TORONTO & WHIPPER WATSON
VS REGGIE & STAN LISOWSKI DRAW

APRIL 25 BUFFALO WALLY GREB WON

APRIL 28 WHITBY, ONTARIO GENE KINISKI ?

MAY 1 TORONTO & WHIPPER WATSON
VS REGGIE & STAN LISOWSKI WON (DQ)

MAY 2 SYRACUSE & BOBO BRAZIL (ATT: 663)
VS ED & DAN MILLER WON (DQ)

MAY 6 HAMLITON & WHIPPER WATSON
VS BILL & ED MILLER WON

MAY 8 TORONTO & YUKON ERIC
VS BILL & ED MILLER ?

MAY 9 BUFFALO DAN MILLER WON

MAY 16 BUFFALO FRED ATKINS WON

MAY 23 WINNIPEG & BRONKO NAGURSKI
VS FRITZ VON ERICH & HANS HERMANN LOST

MAY 24 WHITBY & FARMER BOY (CANADIAN TC)
VS REGGIE & STAN LISOWSKI ?

MAY 30 CINCINNATI & VERNE GAGNE
VS ANGELO POFFO & BRONKO LUBICH DRAW

JUNE 4 ANGOLA ANGELO POFFO (MIDWEST TITLE) ?

JUNE 6 CHICAGO IVAN THE TERRIBLE WON

JUNE 7 CHICAGO DICK THE BRUISER LOST

JUNE 7 FT WAYNE ANGELO POFFO ?

1958
JUNE 10 HAMILTON WILD BILL LONGSON DRAW

JUNE 16 WOODSTOCK, ONT GENE KINISKI LOST

JUNE 17 HAMILTON & DARNA SINGH
VS BILL LONGSON & GENE KINISKI LOST

JUNE 18 MANCE PARK HANS SCHMIDT WON

JUNE 19 FT WAYNE HANS SCHMIDT ?

JUNE 20 BUFFALO & VIC CHRISTY
VS IVAN & KAROL KALMIKOFF LOST

JUNE 24 HAMILTON & DARNA SINGH
VS BILL LONGSON & GENE KINISKI WON

JULY 17 TORONTO TONY BAILLARGEON WON

AUG. 9 OMAHA US CHAMP VERNE GAGNE DEFEATED ED CARPENTIER FOR
OMAHA WORLD TITLE.

AUG. 14 TORONTO DAN MILLER WON (DQ)

AUG. 15 BUFFALO KILLER KARL KULASKI WON

AUG. 18 CLINTON, NY DAN MILLER ?

AUG. 19 OSHAWA & DARA SINGH
VS BOB ORTON & KARL KULASKI WON

AUG. 21 TORONTO REFEREE NWA WC DICK HUTTON VS LOU THESZ.

SEPT. 2 OSHAWA & BOBO BRAZIL
VS BILL & ED MILLER ?

SEPT. 5 BUFFALO DICK BEYER DRAW

SEPT. 8 LETHBRIDGE AB CHRIS TOLOS DCOR

SEPT. 9 EDMONTON 10 MAN BATTLE ROYAL

SEPT. 11 REGINA SK CHRIS TOLOS LOST

SEPT. 12 CALGARY BOB ORTON WON

SEPT. 15 LETHBRIDGE AB CHRIS TOLOS WON (DQ)

SEPT. 17 SASKATOON BOB ORTON WON

SEPT. 18 REGINA CHRIS TOLOS DQ

SEPT. 25 MILWAUKEE BORIS VOLKOFF N. C.

SEPT. 27 MILWAUKEE & EDOUARD CARPENTIER & ROY MCCLARTY
(ATT: 3,360) VS HANS SCHMIDT & BORIS & NICOLI VOLKOFF LOST

1958
OCT. 1 (?) RACINE ROY MCCLARITY DRAW

OCT. 1 TOLEDO DICK THE BRUISER WON (DQ)

OCT. 10 BELOIT, WI VERNE GAGNE ?

OCT. 14 SIOUX CITY DON LEO JONATHAN (US TITLE) ?

OCT. 15 RACINE WI RAY MCCLARTY DRAW (1-1)

OCT. 17 CHICAGO IVAN THE TERRIBLE WON

OCT. 18 MILWAUKEE IVAN THE TERRIBLE WON

OCT. 22 BENTON HARBOR ANGELO POFFO COR

OCT. 23 SHEBOYGAN WI BORIS VOLKOFF WON (DQ)

OCT. 29 SIOUX CITY & VERNE GAGNE
VS BORIS & NICOLI VOLKOFF NO SHOW

OCT. 29 TOLEDO HANS SCHMIDT WON (2-0)

OCT. 30 MILWAUKEE HANS SCHMIDT N. C.

NOV. 1 OMAHA HANS SCHMIDT WON (2-1)
(ATT: 1,968 $2,372.75)

NOV. 4 INDIANAPOLIS JOHNNY ACE WON

NOV. 5 TOLEDO VERNE GAGNE ?

NOV. 7 CHICAGO VERNE GAGNE DRAW

NOV. 8 OMAHA HANS SCHMIDT ?

NOV. 12 TOLEDO HANS SCHMIDT WON (2-1)

NOV. 15 OMAHA VERNE GAGNE (WORLD & US TITLES WIN) WON

NOV. 21 SALT LAKE CITY ROY SHIRE ?

NOV. 22 OMAHA DICK THE BRUISER (OMAHA WC) WON (DQ)
(ATT: 3,515 $4,265—SNYDER PLAYED HEEL TO BRUISER’S FACE.)

NOV. 27 INDIANAPOLIS BILL LONGSON WON (DQ)
(PROMOTER : BALK ESTES BRUISER/YUKON ERIC DREW 8,530 & $20,293)

NOV. 29 CHICAGO KURT STEINKE WON

DEC. 2 OMAHA THE BRUISER (OMAHA WC-DEATH MATCH) WON
(ATT: 6,745)


1958
DEC. 4 CLEVELAND & ILIO DIPAOLO
VS MIKE & DOC GALLAGHER LOST

DEC. 6 ANDERSON, IN ANGELO POFFO ?

DEC. 16 OMAHA YUKON ERIC (OMAHA WC?) WON
(ATT: 1,930)

DEC. 17 MADISON ANGELO POFFO WON (DQ 2-0)
(POFFO SUBED FOR BRUISER)

DEC. 18 CLEVELAND DICK THE BRUISER DRAW
(ATT: 3,019)

DEC. 27 CINCINNATI ANGELO POFFO (US TITLE LOSS) LOST

1959
JAN. 7 MADISON HANS SCHMIDT (US TITLE) WON (2-1)

JAN. 8 RACINE DON LEO JONATHAN WON

JAN. 8 CLEVELAND BARON GALLAGHER WON

JAN. 10 OMAHA MITSU ARAKAWA (OMAHA WC) WON (DQ)
(ATT: 5,780)

JAN. 21 MADISON & ROY & DON MCCLARTY
VS BORIS & NICOLI VOLKOFF & ANGELO POFFO CANCELLED (SNOW)

JAN. 23 CINCINNATI ANGELO POFFO (US TITLE) LOST
(POFFO BILLED AS CHAMPION. ATT: 8,663 & $16,700.)

JAN. 24 INDIANAPOLIS WILD BILL LONGSON WON
(A MAIN EVENT TAG WITH BRUISER/POFFO VS ERIC/MANAGOFF DREW 10,304 & $23,171 WITH 3,000 TURNED AWAY.)

JAN. 27 LINCOLN NE DICK THE BRUISER (OMAHA WC) WON (DQ)
(ATT: 2,145)

FEB. 2 CINCINNATI ANGELO POFFO (US TITLE) LOST

FEB. 4 MADISON GINO ANGELO (US TITLE) ?

FEB. 6 ST LOUIS ANGELO POFFO DRAW

FEB. 10 INDIANAPOLIS LEGS WILSON WON

FEB. 18 KOKOMO IN ANGELO POFFO (US TITLE) WON (DQ)

FEB. 18 RACINE WI ANGELO POFFO ?

FEB. 26 CLEVELAND JIM WRIGHT WON

FEB. 27 CINCINNATI ANGELO POFFO (US TITLE) WON (DQ)
(ATT: 10,633)
1959
MARCH 5 INDIANAPOLIS BARON GATTONI WON

MARCH 6 CHICAGO & VERNE GAGNE & ANTONINO ROCCA
VS THE BRUISER & REGGIE & STAN LISOWSKI WON

BOBBY MANAGOFF WON

MARCH 7 CINCINNATI & YUKON ERIC (ATT: 15,299--$25,402—ARENA RECORD)
VS ANGELO POFFO & BRONKO LUBICH WON

MARCH 18 TOLEDO BARON GATTONI WON

MARCH 26 CINCINNATI ANGELO POFFO (US TITLE) WON (DQ)
(ATT: 6,744)

MARCH 28 INDIANAPOLIS LARRY MOQUIN WON

MARCH 31 INDIANAPOLIS JOHNNY DOYLE TEAMED WITH JIM BARNETT TO FORM A
CORPORATION WITH FRANK TUNNEY AND KOHLER TO RUN
OUT OF INDIANAPOLIS, WITH AN EYE ON DENVER, DETROIT,
CINCINNATI, AND SAN FRANCISCO. LATER HE AGAIN
ATTEMPT TO RUN IN LOS ANGELES AGAINST CAL EATON’S
OLD OLYMPIC PROMOTION. THIS WAS AN EARLY ATTEMPT
TO CREATE A NATIONAL PROMOTION USING THE BRUISER
(UNDER A 3 YEAR CONTRACT WITH BARNETT) & LATER
WILBUR SNYDER.

APRIL 2 ANDERSON IN BRONKO LUBICH WON

APRIL 10 CHICAGO BOB KONOVSKY WON (2-1)

APRIL 11 DETROIT ANGELO POFFO (US TITLE) (ATT: 16,226--$27,316.50) LOST (1-2)
(DOYLE/BARNETT’S FIRST CARD IN DETROIT.)

APRIL 17 CHICAGO ALEX KARRAS WON

APRIL 23 FORT WAYNE RAY SHIRE (STEVENS?) WON (2-0)

APRIL 25 CINCINNATI & YUKON ERIC (ATT : 8,127)
VS ANGELO POFFO & THE BRUISER LOST (1-2)

APRIL 25 MILWAUKEE & VERNE GAGNE
VS BORIS & NICOLI VOLKOFF N. C.

APRIL 30 ANDERSON (TV) & BOBBY MANAGOFF (ATT: NEAR SELLOUT 1,200)
VS RAY & ROY SHIRE WON (DQ 1-2)

MAY 2 DETROIT ANGELO POFFO (US TITLE WIN) WON
(ATT: 11,635--$24,345)

MAY 7 FORT WAYNE DICK THE BRUISER WON (DQ)

MAY 8 CHICAGO & BOBBY MANAGOFF
VS WAYNE BOCK & BOB KONOVSKY ?.

MAY 14 FORT WAYNE DICK THE BRUISER (US TITLE) WON
(ATT: 5,000)

MAY 15 INDIANAPOLIS HANS HERMANN WON

MAY 21 CINCINNATI ANGELO POFFO WON DQ 2-1)
(ATT: 4,367)
1959
MAY 22 SHARPSVILLE IN DICK THE BRUISER ?

MAY 23 DETROIT DICK THE BRUISER (US TITLE LOSS) LOST

MAY 30 CINCINNATI & VERNE GAGNE
VS ANGELO POFFO & BRONKO LUBICH N. C.

& VERNE GAGNE
VS NICOLI & BORIS VOLKOFF DRAW

JUNE 4 CLEVELAND & BOBO BRAZIL
VS REGGIE & STAN LISOWSKI LOST

JUNE 12 INDIANAPOLIS BRONKO LUBICH WON

JUNE 13 DETROIT DICK THE BRUISER (US TITLE) ?
(ATT: 16,493 $42,723 MICHIGAN INDOOR RECORD)

JUNE 20 ANGELA, IN DICK THE BRUISER (US TITLE) ?

JULY 3 INDIANAPOLIS & RAY GUNKEL
VS THE BRUISER & ANGELO POFFO N. C.

JULY 11 ANGOLA & COWBOY BOB ELLIS
VS ROY & RAY SHIRE ?

JULY 17 CHICAGO & VERNE GAGNE
VS THE BRUISER & KARL KARLSSON WON

JULY 18 DETROIT HANS HERMANN WON

JULY 25 OMAHA DICK THE BRUISER (OMAHA WC WIN??) WON
(ATT: 7,613)

AUG. 1 CINCINNATI MITSU ARAKAWA (US TITLE LOSS ???) LOST (2-1)

AUG. 6 INDIANAPOLIS & COWBOY BOB ELLIS
VS ROY & RAY SHIRE WON
(ONE SOURSE SAYS THAT THE SHIRE BROTHERS WON TOURN FINAL OVER BRUISER & POFFO TO WIN NWA WTC.)

AUG. 7 SPENCER IN HANS HERMANN ?

AUG. 8 OMAHA COWBOY BOB ELLIS (OMAHA WC) DQ

AUG. 15 CINCINNATI MITSU ARAKAWA (US TITLE) WON (DQ 2-1)

AUG. 18 ANDERSON IN DICK THE BRUISER ?

AUG. 27 LOGANSPORT DICK THE BRUISER ?

AUG. 29 CINCINNATTI MITSU ARAKAWA (TX DEATH MATCH) LOST
(ATT: 5,572)
1959
SEPT. 4 DETROIT KILLER LISOWSKI WON
(US CHAMP BRUISER BEATING VERNE GAGNE DREW 15,998 & $39,237.75)

SEPT. 5 MILWAUKEE ANGELO POFFO WON

SEPT. 8 SPENCER IN THE CRUSHER ?

SEPT. 17 FORT WAYNE MITSU ARAKAWA (US TITLE???) LOST

SEPT. 18 DENVER DICK THE BRUISER (US TITLE LOSS) LOST

SEPT. 26 DETROIT & VERNE GAGNE
VS THE BRUISER & KILLER LISOWSKI WON (DQ)

OCT. 1 FORT WAYNE MITSU ARAKAWA DDQ

OCT. 3 OMAHA DR. X (BILL MILLER) (OMAHA WORLD TITLE LOSS) COR (UTC)
(ATT: 8,114--$11,029—SNYDER ENDED UP IN COUNTRY HOSPITAL.) *

OCT. 14 FORT WAYNE & DON EAGLE
VS HANS SCHMIDT & MITSU ARAKAWA LOST

OCT. 17 INDIANAPOLIS GINO ANGELO ?

OCT. 21 RACINE, WI ANGELO POFFO WON (DQ)

OCT. 23 CHICAGO CRUSHER LISOWSKI WON

OCT. 24 DENVER THE BRUISER (US TITLE WIN—JIU-JITSU MATCH) WON (5-3)

OCT. 24 ? BOSTON & VERNE GAGNE
VS THE BRUISER & THE CRUSHER LOST

OCT. 31 SPENCER, IN GORGEOUS GEORGE ?

NOV. 2 CINCINNATI HANS HERMAN ?.


NOV. 13 CHICAGO GORGEOUS GEORGE WON (DQ 2-0)
(ATT: 3,202 $8,900.50)

NOV. 21 CINCINNATI & YUKON ERIC (ATT: 4,026)
VS MITSU ARAKAWA & HANS HERMAN WON.

NOV. 25 DENVER REGGIE LISOWSKI (US TITLE) WON (DQ)
(ATT: 3,000)

NOV. 26 CLEVELAND & BOBO BRAZIL
VS ED & DAN MILLER WON

DEC. 5 CINCINNATI & YUKON ERIC
VS RAY & ROY SHIRE LOST

DEC. 11 DENVER & VERNE GAGNE
VS ROY & RAY SHIRE LOST

DEC. 12 OMAHA DR. X (OMAHA WC?) LOST

DEC. 18 SALT LAKE CITY LOU PLUMMER ?

DEC. 23 LOS ANGELES & ED CARPENTER & SANDOR SZABO
VS MR MOTO & HANS HERMAN & LEG WILSON WON

1959
DEC. 30 LOS ANGELES STEVE STANLEE WON

1960
JAN. 6 LOS ANGELES MR MOTO DRAW
(ATT: 5,127).

JAN. ? CHICAGO THE DOYLE/BARNETT PROMOTION CUTS TIES WITH KOHLER
AND CHICAGO.

JAN. 12 WAUKESHA WI CRUSHER LISOWSKI ?

JAN. 15 DETROIT ANGELO POFFO WON
(MAIN EVENTER US CHAMP THE BRUISER DREW 12,119 & 27,837 AGAINST RICKY CORTEZ.)

JAN. 21 DENVER DICK THE BRUISER WON (DQ)
(ATT: 2,700)

JAN. 22 ST LOUIS DON LEE WON
.
JAN. 27 RACINE WI CRUSHER LISOWSKI (US TITLE) WON (2-1)
(ATT: NEAR SELLOUT—CRUSHER SUBED FOR NO SHOW BRUISER.)

FEB. 6 (5) DETROIT DICK THE BRUISER (US TITLE WIN) WON
(ATT: 16,064 $39,657)

FEB. 11 ? BRUISER & KINISKI WON NWA WTC OVER SHIRE BROTHERS.

FEB. 12 CINCINNATI & YUKON ERIC
VS ROY & RAY SHIRE ?

.FEB. 19 RACINE & NICK BOCKWINKEL
VS RAY & ROY SHIRE LOST (1-2)

FEB. 20 DETROIT DICK THE BRUISER (US TITLE LOST) LOST
(ATT: 12,404 $28,791)

FEB. 22 JASONVILLE, IN MITSU ARAKAWA ?

FEB. 24 DENVER DICK THE BRUISER (US TITLE?) LOST

FEB. 25 INDIANAPOLIS KINJI SHIBUYA DRAW

MARCH 3 ANDERSON, IN & NICK BOCKWINKEL
VS RAY & ROY SHIRE LOST (1-2)

MARCH 8 MILWAUKEE DICK THE BRUISER (US TITLE?) LOST

MARCH 11 KOKOMO IND GENE KINISKI WON

MARCH 12 CINCINNATI GENE KINISKI WON

MARCH 15 INDIANAPOLIS & COWBOY BOB ELLIS
VS ROY & RAY SHIRE LOST
.
1960
MARCH 18 DETROIT MITSU ARAKAWA WON

MARCH 22 LINCOLN, NE DR. X (BILL MILLER)(OMAHA WC) UTC (1-1)
(ATT: 2,301)

MARCH 24 DENVER & VERNE GAGNE
VS HANS SCHMIDT & THE BRUISER LOST

MARCH 26 CINCINNATI DICK THE BRUISER LOST (2-1)
(ATT: 4,439)

MARCH 29 DES MOINES DICK THE BRUISER WON

APRIL 1 CARMEL IND DICK THE BRUISER WON (DQ)

APRIL 9 INDIANAPOLIS & BOB ELLIS
VS KINJI SHIBUYA & MITSU ARAKAWA DRAW

APRIL 9 ? THE SHIRE BROTHER BEAT BRUISER & KINISKI FOT NWA
WTC. TITLES NAME CHANGED TO AWA WTC SOON AFTER.

APRIL 13 DENVER & VERNE GAGNE
VS HANS SCHMIDT & THE BRUISER WON

APRIL 14 MILWAUKEE DICK THE BRUISER (US TITLE?) LOST

APRIL 16 CINCINNATI & COWBOY BOB ELLIS
VS MITSU ARAKAWA & KINJI SHIBUYA LOST

APRIL 19 SWITZ CITY, IN GENE KINISKI ?

APRIL 21 ST LOUIS & RAY GORDON & THOR HAGEN
VS RIP HAWK & ROCK HUNTER & KINJI SHIBUYA WON

APRIL 23 INDIANAPOLIS & COWBOY BOB ELLIS
VS KINJI SHIBUYA & MITSU ARAKAWA WON

APRIL 25 GREENBURG & BOB ELLIS
VS BORIS & NICOLI VOLKOFF ?

APRIL 29 ROYAL CENTER, IN GENE KINISKI ?

APRIL 30 ST LOUIS (TV) & DON MCCLARTY
VS HANS SCHMIDT & KINJI SHIBUYA WON

APRIL 30 CINCINNATI & BOB ELLIS & YUKON ERIC (ATT: 3,289)
VS GENE KINISKI & MITSU ARAKAWA & KINJI SHIBUYA WON

MAY 3 INDIANAPOLIS & COWBOY BOB ELLIS
VS GENE KINISKI & THE SHEIK LOST

MAY 9 WINDSOR, ONTARIO DICK THE BRUISER (US TITLE) DCOR

MAY 10 LEWISVILLE, IN GENE KINISKI ?


1960
MAY 13 DENVER & VERNE GAGNE (AWA WTC?)
VS RAY & ROY SHIRE WON (DQ)

MAY 14 CINCINNATI THE SHEIK LOST

MAY 17 INDIANAPOLIS & JOE BLANCHARD
VS KINJI SHIBUYA & MITSU ARAKAWA WON

MAY 18 TERRE HAUTE THE SHEIK OF ARABY ?

MAY 21 CINCINNATI THE SHEIK WON (DQ)

MAY 25 MILWAUKEE & VERNE GAGNE (AWA WTC?)
VS ROY & RAY SHIRE DRAW

MAY 26 DENVER BILL MILLER (AS DR X) DRAW

MAY 27 NEW CASTLE, IN GENE KINISKI ?

MAY 31 INDIANAPOLIS & BOB ELLIS
VS GENE KINISKI & THE SHEIK LOST

JUNE 1 TERRE HAUTE THE SHEIK ?

JUNE 2 CINCINNATI KINJI SHIBUYA DRAW

JUNE 2 WINDSOR BOB ELLIS DEFEATED THE BRUISER FOR US TITLE

JUNE 4 CINCINNATI & COWBOY BOB ELLIS
VS THE BRUISER & THE SHEIK LOST (1-2)

JUNE 7 INDIANAPOLIS & BOB ELLIS
VS GENE KINISKI & THE SHEIK WON

JUNE 10 MILWAUKEE & VERNE GAGNE (AWA WTC?)
VS ROY & RAY SHIRE WON

JUNE 11 DETROIT THE BRUISER DEFEATED BOB ELLIS FOR US TITLE

JUNE 14 INDIANAPOLIS & BOB ELLIS
VS THE MYSTERIOUS MEDICS WON (REVERSE DECISION)
(THE MEDICS WERE PEDRO GODOY & JUAN SEBASTIAN)

JUNE 15 ANDERSON, IN (TV) ? ?

JUNE 17 NOBLESVILLE IND GENE KINISKI WON (DQ)

JUNE 22 DENVER DR X (BILL MILLER) WON (DQ)

JUNE 24 MILWAUKEE MITSU ARAKAWA WON

JULY 2 CINCINNATI KINJI SHIBUYA DRAW

JULY 5 WINDSOR, ONTERIO & BOB ELLIS
VS THE MADICS DRAW

1960
JULY 16 DETROIT & PEPPER GOMEZ
VS THE MYSTERIOUS MEDICS ?

JULY 23 MILWAUKEE & BOBO BRAZIL
VS ANGELO POFFO & BRONKO LUBICH WON

JULY 25 ANDERSON IND BUCK LIPSCOMB WON

JULY 30 DETROIT & PEPPER GOMEZ (ATT: 4,104)
VS FRITZ VON ERICH & THE BRUISER WON

AUG. 5 ELNORA, IN DICK THE BRUISER ?

AUG. 6 MILWAUKEE & JOE BLANCHARD
VS MITSU ARAKAWA & KINJI SHIBUYA WON (DQ)

AUG. 10 DENVER DR BILL MILLER WON (DQ)

AUG. 11 NEW ORLEANS DICK THE BRUISER LOST

AUG. 13 DETROIT FRITZ VON ERICH DRAW

AUG. 16 MINNEAPOLIS VERNE GAGNE FORMED THE AWA AROUND THIS TIME. AFTER
RECOGNISING PAT O’CONNOR AS WORLD CHAMP, HE WAS
OVER TURNED FOR NOT DEFENDING AGAINST VERNE GAGNE.
GAGNE BECAME WORLD AWA CHAMPION.

AUG. 18 NEW ORLEANS DICK THE BRUISER DCOR (1-1)
(ATT: 5,623)

AUG. 18 LOGANSPORT, IN THE SHEIK ?(NO SHOW ?)

AUG. 20 INDIANAPOLIS (TV) RALPH BARTELMAN WON

AUG. 23 KOKOMO, IN & NICK BOCKWINKEL & JOE BLANCHARD
VS RAY & ROY SHIRE & THE SHEIK ?

AUG. 24 ANDERSON, IN (TV) ? ?

AUG. 27 MILWAUKEE DICK THE BRUISER WON

AUG. 30 KOKOMO, IN THE SHEIK ?

SEPT. 6 INDIANAPOLIS & PEPPER GOMEZ (AWA WTC?)
VS ROY & RAY SHIRE LOST

SEPT. 10 CINCINNATI & JOE BLANCHARD (AWA WTC?)
VS ROY & RAY SHIRE LOST

SEPT. 12 WINDSOR, ONTARIO DICK THE BRUISER UTC
(ATT: 900)

SEPT. 14 ANDERSON (TV) ? ?


1960
SEPT. 16 MILWAUKEE & BOBO BRAZIL (SUBED FOR GAGNE )
VS THE BRUISER & ANGELO POFFO NO SHOW

SEPT. 16 PHILADELPHIA & NICK BOCKWINKEL
VS ROY & RAY SHIRE WON

SEPT. 19 FORT WORTH & PEPPER GOMEZ
VS TONY BOENE & HARUO SASAKI WON

SEPT. 20 DALLAS & PEPPER GOMEZ
VS DANNY MCSHAIN & DON LEO JONATHAN DQ

SEPT. 22 NEW ORLEANS DICK THE BRUISER UTC
(ATT: 3,500—SNYDER HURT ANKLE BEFORE BELL.)

SEPT. 24 CINCINNATI & BOB ELLIS (WORLD TC)
VS ROY & RAY SHIRE ?

OCT. 1 ? ST LOUIS (TV) TARO MYAKI WON

OCT. 1 OMAHA THE SHEIK LOST
(ATT: 5,995)

OCT. 4 MINNEAPOLIS HAGGERTY & MONTANA DEFEATED TINY MILLS & STAN
KOWALSKI FOR AWA WTC.

OCT. 7 ST LOUIS GENE KINISKI DDQ

OCT. 8 ? ST LOUIS (TV) KINJI SHIBUYA DRAW

OCT. 8 CINCINNATI DAN MILLER WON

OCT. 14 OMAHA THE SHEIK LOST

OCT. 22 ? ST LOUIS (TV) DON LEE WON

OCT. 25 INDIANAPOLIS & BOB ELLIS
VS MITSU ARAKAWA & KINJI SHIBUYA DRAW

OCT. 26 ST LOUIS GENE KINISKI WON (DQ)
(ATT: 12,459—BELIEVE SNYDER’S MATCH WAS CO-MAIN EVENT WITH ROGERS VS HENNING.)

NOV. ? MINNEAPOLIS WHEN NWA US CHAMPION VERNE GAGNE BECOMES AWA
WORLD CHAMPION, THE AWA RULES THAT SNYDER IS AWA
US CHAMPION.

NOV. 5 INDIANAPOLIS (TV) PRINCE NERO WON

NOV. 5 INDIANAPOLIS & NICK BOCKWINKEL
VS KINJI SHIBUYA & MITSU ARAKAWA WON

NOV. 5 ? THE TOLOS BROTHER BEAT THE SHIRE BROTHERS FOR AWA WTC.

NOV. 8 INDIANAPOLIS KILLER KOWALSKI LOST

NOV. 12 ST PAUL GEORGE BLANK WON

NOV. 15 MINNEAPOLIS AL BROWN WON
1960
NOV. 16 DULUTH NICK ROBERTS ?

NOV. 16 PHILADELPHIA & NICK BOCKWINKEL
VS ROY & RAY SHIRE WON

NOV. 18 MANKATO, MN NICK ROBERTS WON

NOV. 19 ST PAUL GEORGE BLANK WON

NOV. 24 INDIANAPOLIS MITSU ARAKAWA WON

NOV. 25 MILWAUKEE & PEPPER GOMEZ
VS ANGELO POFFO & BRONKO LUBICH WON

NOV. 26 ST PAUL & ROY MCCLARTY (AWA WTC)
VS HARD BOILED HAGGERT & LEN MONTANA WON (DQ)

NOV. 30 DULUTH LARRY HENNIG WON

NOV. 25 MILWAUKEE & PEPPER GOMEZ
VS ANGELO POFFO & BRONKO LUBICH WON

NOV. 29 MINNEAPOLIS TOMMY O’TOOLE WON

DEC. 3 ST PAUL & ROY MCCLARITY (AWA WTC?)
VS HARD BOILED HAGGERTY & LENNY MONTANA DRAW

DEC. 6 MINNEAPOLIS GENE KINISKI (AWA US TITLE ) N. C.

DEC. 10 ST PAUL LEN MONTANA NO SHOW

DEC. 13 MINNEAPOLIS GENE KINISKI (AWA US TITLE LOSS?) LOST

DEC. 26 MILWAUKEE BOBBY MANAGOFF DRAW

DEC. 27 MINNEAPOLIS & VERNE GAGNE & JOE SCARPELLO
VS GENE KINISKI & HARD BOILED HAGGERTY & LEN MONTANA WON

DEC. 30 DETROIT ERNIE DUSEK WON

1961
JAN. 3 INDIANAPOLIS JUAN SEBASTIAN WON

JAN. 10 ST PAUL GENE KINISKI (AWA US TITLE ?) LOST

JAN. 13 MANKATO BOB GEIGEL ?

JAN. 14 ST PAUL NICK ROBERTS WON

JAN. 17 MINNEAPOLIS & VERNE GAGNE
VS HARD BOILED HAGGERTY & LEN MONTANA WON

JAN. 18 DULUTH LARRY HENNIG WON

1961
JAN. 19 DENVER GENE KINISKI WON

JAN. 20 WINNIPEG NICK ROBERTS NO SHOW

JAN. 21 ST PAUL & JIM HADY
VS GENE KINISKI & BOB GEIGEL WON (2-1)

JAN. 24 MINNEAPOLIS & VERNE GAGNE
VS HARC BOILED HAGGERTY & LEN MONTANA LOST

JAN. 28 DETROIT BOBO BRAZIL DEFEATED THE BRUISER FOR US TITLE.

FEB. 1 DULUTH GENE KINISKI (US TITLE) DQ

FEB. 3 ST LOUIS & COWBOY BOB ELLIS
VS GENE KINISKI & KILLER KOWALSKI DQ

FEB. 8 DULUTH GENE KINISKI (AWA US TITLE) WON (DQ)
(REFEREE: BRONKO NAGURSKI)

FEB. 9 FT WAYNE RED & LOU BASTIEN BEAT THE TOLOS BROTHERS FOR THE
INDIANA AWA WTC.

FEB. 9 ROCHESTER, MN GEORGE DRAKE WON

FEB. 11 MILWAUKEE THE SHEIK WON (DQ)

FEB. 14 MINNEAPOLIS ROY MCCLARITY WON

FEB. 15 DULUTH GENE KINISKI (AWA US TITLE WIN) WON
(REFEREE: BRONKO NAGURSKI)

FEB. 16 ROCHESTER, MN NICK ROBERTS WON

FEB. 17 WINNIPEG BOB GEIGEL WON

FEB. 21 ST PAUL NICK ROBERTS WON

FEB. 25 CINCINNATI VIC CHRISTY WON

FEB. 28 ST PAUL & VERNE GAGNE & YUKON ERIC
VS HARD BOILED HAGGERTY & GENE KINISKI & LEN MONTANA WON

FEB. 28 DETROIT THE BRUISER DEFEATED BOBO BRAZIL FOR US TITLE.

MARCH 1 DULUTH GENE KINISKI (AWA US TITLE ?) WON (DQ)

MARCH 2 ROCHESTER, MN & JIM HADY
VS GENE KINISKI & LENNY MONTANA WON

MARCH 3 WINNIPEG GENE KINISKI DCOR


1961
MARCH 4 SAN FRANCISCO ROY SHIRE, BACKED BY JOHNNY DOYEL & JIM BARNETT
HAVE THEIR FIRST CARD IN SF USING RAY STEVENS AS THE
TOP PERFORMER. IT DRAWS 16,553 & $48,990.

MARCH 7 MINNEAPOLIS HARD BOILED HAGGERTY LOST

MARCH 11 ST PAUL NICK ROBERTS (AWA US TITLE) WON

MARCH 16 ROCHESTER & JIM HADY (AWA WTC)
VS HARD BOILED HAGGERTY & LEN MONTANA LOST

MARCH 18 ST. PAUL HARD BOILED HAGGERTY WON (DQ)

MARCH 21 MINNEAPOLIS TINY MILLS WON

MARCH 24 WINNIPEG GENE KINISKI UTC (1-1)

MARCH 25 ST PAUL GENE KINISKI (AWA US TITLE?) WON (DQ)

MARCH 28 MINNEAPOLIS TONY NERO WON

MARCH 29 DENVER & COWBOY BOB ELLIS
VS ROY & RAY STEVENS WON

MARCH 30 ROCHESTER, MN & JIM HADY
VS GENE KINISKI & TINY MILLS WON

APRIL 1 ST PAUL GENE KINISKI (AWA US TITLE LOSS) LOST

APRIL 5 ROCHESTER, MN & JIM HADY
VS GENE KINISKI & LENNY MONTANA WON

APRIL 8 ST PAUL HARD BOILED HAGGERTY WON

APRIL 11 MINNEAPOLIS STAN KOWALSKI WON

APRIL 12 DULUTH HARD BOILED HAGGERTY DRAW

APRIL 19 ANDERSON IND (TV) JIM LAROCK WON

APRIL 20 OMAHA BIG BILL MILLER DRAW

APRIL 21 DENVER DR X (BILL MILLER)(45:00)* WON (1-1)

APRIL 25 ST PAUL & LEO NOMELLINI
VS STAN KOWALSKI & BOB BRUNS WON

APRIL 26 DULUTH STAN KOWALSKI WON

APRIL 27 ROCHESTER, MN & JIM HADY
VS GENE KINISKI & BOB GEIGEL WON

APRIL 28 WINNIPEG & WHIPPER BILLY WATSON (WORLD TAG TITLE ?)
VS HARD BOILED HAGGERTY & GENE KINISKI LOST (1-2)
.
1961
MAY 2 MINNEAPOLIS & LEO NOMELLINI (AWA WTC ?)
VS HARD BOILED HAGGERTY & GENE KINISKI WON (DQ)

MAY 9 MINNEAPOLIS & LEO NOMELLINI (AWA WTC ?)
VS HARD BOILED HAGGERTY & GENE KINISKI LOST

MAY 3 DULUTH HARD BOILED HAGGERTY WON

MAY 10 ROCHESTER, MN & JIM HADY (AWA WTC) (ATT: 1,100)
VS HARDBOILED HAGGERTY & GENE KINISKI LOST

MAY 11 DULUTH & VERNE GAGNE
VS HARD BOILED HAGGERTY & LEN MONTANA LOST

MAY 12 ? ANDERSON IND ? RAY SHIRE & ART NEILSON BEAT THE BASTIEN BROTHERS
FOR INT AWA WTC.

MAY 12 ATLANTA DICK THE BRUISER (AWA WC) LOST

MAY 19 WINNIPEG & WHIPPER BILLY WATSON (WTC)
VS GENE KINISKI & HARD BOILED HAGGERTY LOST

MAY 20 SAN FRANCISCO STAN KOWALSKI WON

MAY 23 MINNEAPOLIS & LEO NOMELLINI (AWA WTC WIN)
VS HARD BOILED HAGGERTY & GENE KINISKI WON

MAY 24 DULUTH & VERNE GAGNE
VS HARD BOILED HAGGERTY & GENE KINISKI WON

MAY 25 ROCHESTER & JIM HADY (ATT: 800)
VS GENE KINISKI & HARD BOILED HAGGERTY LOST

JUNE 3 ST PAUL & LEO NOMELLINI (AWA WTC)(ATT: 635)
VS STAN KOWALSKI & TINY MILLS WON (2-1)

JUNE 6 MINNEAPOLIS & LEO NOMELLINI (AWA WTC ?)
VS GENE KINISKI & HARD BOILED HAGGERTY WON

JUNE 9 WINNIPEG & BILLY WATSON (DEATH MATCH)
VS HARD BOILED HAGGERTY & GENE KINISKI LOST (1-2)

JUNE 14 DULUTH GENE KINISKI (AWA US TITLE)(DEATH MATCH) LOST

JUNE 20 MINNEAPOLIS & LEO NOMELLINI (NON-TITLE DEATH MATCH)
VS GENE KINISKI & HARD BOILED HAGGERTY LOST

JUNE 21 DULUTH VERNE GAGNE (AWA WC?) N. C.

JUNE 24 MILWAUKEE & LEO NOMELLINI (AWA WTC ?)
VS AL & TINY MILLS WON

JUNE 27 INDIANAPOLIS RED & LOU BASTIRN BEAT RAY SHIRE (STEVENS) FOR
INDIANA AWA WTC.

1961
JUNE 27 MINNEAPOLIS TINY MILLS WON

JUNE 29 SALT LAKE CITY DICK THE BRUISER ?

JUNE 30 DENVER BEN SHARPE WON

DON LEO JONATHAN WON

JULY 7 WINNIPEG GENE KINISKI LOST (1-2)
(WINNER TO MEET AWA WC VERNE GAGNE)

JULY 11 MINNEAPOLIS & LEO NOMELLINI (AWA WTC ?)
VS STAN KOWALSKI & BILL HAGEN WON

JULY 15 SAN FRANCISCO TONY ANGELO WON

JULY 18 INDIANAPOLIS ART & STAN NEILSON DEFEATED THE BASTIEN BROTHERS
FOR THE IND. AWA WTC.

JULY 19 ST PAUL & LEO NOMELLINI (AWA WTC LOSS)
VS GENE KINISKI & HARD BOILED HAGGERTY LOST

JULY 21 MINNEAPOLIS & LEO NOMELLINI (AWA TAG TITLE)
VS STAN KOWALSKI & BILL HAGEN WON
(UNDERCARD TO GENE KINISKI DEFEATING VERNE GAGNE FOR AWA WC)

JULY 21 ? OAKLAND (TV) JOHNNY WEAVER WON

JULY 22 OMAHA TINY MILLS WON

JULY 25 MINNEAPOLIS HARD BOILED HAGGERTY WON

JULY 28 WINNIPEG HARD BOILED HAGGERTY N. C.

AUG. 4 ? OAKLAND (TV) STAN KOWALAKI WON

AUG. 7 AUSTIN MN HARD BOILDED HAGGERTY WON (2-1)

AUG. 8 MINNEAPOLIS & DALE LEWIS
VS HARD BOILED HAGGERTY & BOB GEIGEL LOST
(UNDERCARD TO VERNE GAGNE DEFEATING GENE KINISKI FOR AWA WC)

AUG. 9 DULUTH GENE KINISKI ?

AUG. 10 DENVER BIG BILL MILLER WON (DQ)

AUG. 11 ? OAKLAND (TV) OX ANDERSON WON

AUG. 12 SAN FRANCISCO RAY STEVENS (US TITLE) DRAW

AUG. 15 LINCOLN NE BOBO BRAZIL ?

AUG. 16 CEDAR RAPIDS TINY MILLS WON

1961
AUG. 18 CINCINNATI BARON GATTONI WON

AUG. 19 MILWAUKEE RUSSIAN ANGEL WON

AUG. 25 INDIANAPOLIS RUSSIAN ANGEL (TONY ANGELO) WON

AUG. 29 MINNEAPOLIS STAN KOWALSKI WON

AUG. 31 ? DOYLE & BARNETT APPLY FOR NWA MEMBERSHIP BUT FRED
KOHLER, NEW NWA PRESIDENT, BLOCKS THEIR
ACCEPTANCE. SAM MUCHNICK CAMPAINED FOR THEM.

SEPT. 2 MILWAUKEE TINY MILLS WON

SEPT. 5 MINNEAPOLIS STAN KOWALSKI WON

SEPT. 6 INDIANAPOLIS (TV) VS (HANDICAP MATCH)
DANNO O’SHOCKER & RED DEVIL WON

SEPT. 8 TERRE HAUTE ANGELO POFFO ?

SEPT. 9 ANGOLA ANGELO POFFO ?

SEPT. 12 MINNEAPOLIS MR M (BILL MILLER) LOST

SEPT. 13 FARGO & KARL KRAUSER
VS HARD BOILED HAGGERTY & BOB GEIGEL LOST

SEPT. 15 DENVER DON (LEO??) JONATHAN WON

SEPT. 19 MINNEAPOLIS MR M LOST

SEPT. 22 MILWAUKEE KILLER KOWALSKI WON (DQ)

SEPT. 23 ? INDIANAPOLIS (TV) VS (HANDICAP MATCH)(POSSIBLE THE SEPT. 6 MATCH)
VS DANNO O’SHOCKER & JIM GRABMIRE WON

SEPT. 23 DETROIT KILLER KOWALSKI WON

SEPT. 23 INDIANAPOLIS JUAN SEBASTIAN WON

SEPT. 26 INDIANAPOLIS GREG JARQUE WON

SEPT. 30 INDIANAPOLIS (TV) DICK THE BRUISER LOST

OCT. 3 INDIANAPOLIS RED MENACE (PEDRO GODOY) WON

DANNO O’SHOCKER WON

OCT. 4 DENVER DICK THE BRUISER DRAW

OCT. 7 LOS ANGELES HAJI BABA WON
(A JOHNNY DOYLE CARD GOING UP AGAINST A CAL EATON CARD IN LOS ANGELES)

1961
OCT. 10 INDIANAPOLIS DICK THE BRUISER (US TITLE) DDQ

OCT. 13 ATLANTA DICK THE BRUISER DDQ

OCT. 14 DETROIT & VERNE GAGNE
VS THE BRUISER & KILLER KOWALSKI DRAW

OCT. 16 EVANSVILLE ANGELO POFFO DQ

OCT. 18 TOLEDO FRITZ VON ERICH DCOR

OCT. 20 ATLANTA DICK THE BRUISER (NO DQ MATCH) WON

OCT. 21 SAN FRANCISCO LARRY HAMILTON WON

OCT. 24 INDIANAPOLIS & EMILE DUPRE
VS ANGELO POFFO & BRONKO LUBICH WON

OCT. 25 TOLEDO FRITZ VON ERICH ( DEATH MATCH) ?

OCT. 26 FORT WAYNE DICK THE BRUISER WON (DQ)

OCT. 27 DENVER DICK THE BRUISER WON

OCT. 27 DENVER DICK THE BRUISER WON

OCT. 28 CINCINNATI DICK THE BRUISER LOST (2-1)

OCT. 31 INDIANAPOLIS & BOBO BRAZIL (AWA WTC?)
VS ART & STAN NEILSON DQ

NOV. 3 DETROIT & BOBO BRAZIL & BEARCAT WRIGHT (ATT: 5,862)
VS KILLER KOWALSKI & ART & STAN NEILSON WON

STAN NEILSON WON

NOV. 4 MILWAUKEE DICK THE BRUISER LOST

NOV. 6 EVANSVILLE ANGELO POFFO WON

NOV. 9 FORT WAYNE FRITZ VON ERICH LOST

NOV. 10 FLINT DICK THE BRUISER LOST

NOV. 11 INDIANAPOLIS (TV) DANNO O’SHOCKER WON

NOV. 11 CINCINNATI DICK THE BRUISER DDQ (1-1)
(ATT: 3,147)

NOV. 14 LE MARS, IA DICK THE BRUISER (US TITLE) COR

NOV. 15 ANDERSON FRITZ VON ERICH DDQ
.

1961
NOV. 17 DENVER DICK THE BRUISER LOST

NOV. 18 ST PAUL MR M (BILL MILLER) N. C.
.
NOV. 23 FORT WAYNE FRITZ VON ERICH DRAW
(ATT: 3,432)

NOV. 28 INDIANAPOLIS FRITZ VON ERICH WON (DQ)

NOV. 30 MILWAUKEE DICK THE BRUISER WON (COR)

DEC. 1 DETROIT ANGELO POFFO ?
(UNDERCARD TO FRITZ VON ERICH WINNING US TITLE FROM THE BRUISER.)

DEC. 5 INDIANAPOLIS & JOHNNY & SONNY WEAVER
VS ART & STAN NEILSON & ANGELO POFFO WON

DEC. 7 FT WAYNE FRITZ VON ERICH (US TITLE ?) WON

DEC. 8 DENVER BILL MELBY WON

DEC. 9 SAN FRANCISCO THE ALASKAN WON

DEC. 14 ANDERSON IN ? ANGELO POFFO ? ?

DEC. 17 MILWAUKEE JOHNNY WEAVER WON

DEC. 23 INDIANAPOLIS (TV) MIGUEL CASTRO WON

DEC. 26 CINCINNATI & ART & STAN NEILSON
VS FRITZ VON ERICH & THE SHEIK & THE BRUISER LOST

DEC. 28 INDIANAPOLIS ANGELO POFFO WON

1962
JAN. 5 OAKLAND (TV) MATT MURPHY WON

JAN. 8 EVANSVILLE & BOBO BRAZIL (AWA WTC?)
VS ART & STAN NEILSON LOST

JAN. 9 INDIANAPOLIS & BOBO BRAZIL (AWA WTC?)
VS ART & STAN NEILSON DDQ

JAN. 10 TOLEDO DICK THE BRUISER LOST (1-2)

JAN. 12 OAKLAND DAN O’ROURKE WON

JAN. 13 SAN FRANCISCO RAY STEVENS (US TITLE) WON (DQ)
(ATT: 17,061 $51,762)

JAN. 14 RENO & NICK BOCKWINKEL
VS RAY STEVENS & CICLON NEGRO WON (DQ)


1962
JAN. 17 ? DENVER ? & VERNE GAGNE
VS ART & STAN NEILSON WON (DQ)

JAN. 17 DENVER FRITZ VON ERICH (US TITLE WIN???) WON

JAN. 20 DETROIT MR. M (UNMASKED AS H. B. HAGGERTY) WON

JAN. 27 INDIANAPOLIS HERCULES CORTEZ WON

JAN. 30 MILWAUKEE & VERNE GAGNE
VS JOHNNY BAREND & MAGNIFICENT MAURICE DQ

JAN. 31 TOLEDO HERCULES ROMERO WON

REFEREE BRUISER/VON ERICH VS THE NEILSONS.
FEB. 7 TOLEDO & DON LEO JONATHAN
VS THE BRUISER & ANGELO POFFO WON

FEB. 8 KEMPTON, IN ANGELO POFFO ?

FEB. 9 DENVER FRITZ VON ERICH WON (2-1)
(ATT: 3,944 $10,328)

FEB. 10 KEMPTON ID DICK THE BRUISER ?

FEB. 11 RENO & NICK BOCKWINKEL
VS RAY STEVENS & CICLON NEGRO ?

FEB. 14 TOLEDO ANGELO POFFO WON

FEB. 17 DETROIT DICK THE BRUISER DRAW

FEB. 20 TAMPA MIKE DIBIASE COR

FEB. 22 INDIANAPOLIS & DICK THE BRUISER
VS ART & STAN NEILSON DRAW

FEB. 24 LAKELAND FL LOU BASTIEN ?

FEB. 26 MIAMI BEACH MIKE DIBIASE DRAW

FEB. 27 ? BAREND & MAURICE BEAT ART & STAN NEILSON FOR IND
AWA WTC

MARCH 2 DENVER & JOE BLANCHARD
VS THE BRUISER & THE SHEIK LOST

MARCH 6 ? ART & STAN NEILSON BEAT BAREND & MAURICE FOR IND
AWA WTC

MARCH 10 DETROIT FRITZ VON ERICH (US TITLE WIN ???) WON (DQ)

MARCH 13 MILWAUKEE & BOBO BRAZIL & YUKON ERIC
VS THE BRUISER & ANGELO POFFO & DON LEO JONATHAN WON

1962
MARCH 20 IDIANAPOLIS & DICK THE BRUISER (AWA WTC?)
VS ART & STAN NEILSON WON

MARCH 21 TOLEDO THE SHEIK ?

MARCH 23 OAKLAND (TV) MIKE VALENTINO WON

MARCH 24 CINCINNATI DON JARDINE WON

MARCH 27 INDIANAPOLIS & DICK THE BRUISER (AWA WTC?)
VS ART & STAN NEILSON WON (DQ)

MARCH 31 DETROIT DANNY MCSHAIN (US TITLE) WON
(ATT: 11,263)

APRIL 4 TOLEDO & THE BRUISER (AWA WTC?)
VS ART & STAN NEILSON WON

APRIL 7 SAN FRANCISCO RAY STEVENS (US TITLE) LOST
(ATT: 13,920 $43,974)

APRIL 10 INDIANAPOLIS & DICK THE BRUISER
VS JOHNNY BAREND & MAGFICENT MAURICE WON

APRIL 13 RACINE WI DICK THE BRUISER ?

APRIL 14 MILWAUKEE BILL MELBY WON

APRIL 17 NOBLESVILLE IND & THE BRUISER
VS JIM GRABMIRE & BARON GATTONI WON

& THE BRUISER (AWA WTC?)
VS ART & STAN NEILSON DDQ

HANS HERMANN WON

APRIL 18 INDIANAPOLIS & THE BRUISER (AWA WTC?)
VS ART & STAN NEILSON WON (DQ)

APRIL 19 CINCINNATI & DICK THE BRUISER
VS FRITZ VON ERICH & THE SHEIK LOST

APRIL 21 DETROIT FRITZ VON ERICH DCOR

APRIL 24 INDIANAPOLIS DON JARDINE WON

APRIL 25 TOLEDO & THE BRUISER (AWA WTC?)
VS ART & STAN NEILSON WON

APRIL 28 CINCINNATTI & THE BRUISER
VS FRITZ VON ERICH & THE SHEIK WON

MAY 1 INDIANAPOLIS FRITZ VON ERICH DQ

1962
MAY 4 DENVER SANDY SCOTT WON

MAY 8 INDIANAPOLIS & DICK THE BRUISER
VS FRITZ VON ERICH & HANS HERMAN WON (DQ)

MAY 9 TOLEDO & DICK THE BRUISER
VS ART & STAN NEILSON DQ (1-2)

MAY 11 MILWAUKEE FRITZ VON ERICH DQ

MAY 15 INDIANAPOLIS & THE BRUISER (DEATH MATCH)
VS FRITZ VON ERICH & HANS HERMANN WON

MAY 17 FT WAYNE FRITZ VON ERICH N. C.

MAY 22 INDIANAPOLIS & THE BRUISER (AWA WTC?)
VS ART & STAN NEILSON DQ

MAY 25 DENVER FRITZ VON ERICH LOST

MAY 26 CINCINNATI FRITZ VON ERICH DQ

MAY 29 INDIANAPOLIS & THE BRUISER (AWA WTC?)
VS ART & STAN NEILSON DDQ

JUNE 2 DETROIT BILL MELBY WON

JUNE 2 ?? DETROIT DICK THE BRUISER (US TITLE LOSS) ?? LOST
(IT WAS CLAIMED THAT SNYDER WON US TITLE FROM VON ERICH?)

JUNE 5 INDIANAPOLIS & THE BRUISER (AWA WTC?)
VS ART & STAN NEILSON LOST

JUNE 9 CINCINNATI & DICK THE BRUISER
VS FRITZ VON ERICH & HANS HERMANN WON

JUNE 10 MILWAUKEE & DICK THE BRUISER
VS ART & STAN NEILSON ?

JUNE 20 SACRAMENTO THE ALASKAN WON

JUNE 23 MODESTO TONY NERO WON

JUNE 25 STOCKTON KARL VON SCHOBER WON

JUNE 30 SAN FRANCISCO & HERCULES CORTEZ
VS MITSU ARAKAWA & KINJI SHIBUYA LOST

JULY 2 TAHOE, CA THE ALASKAN WON

JULY 3 SAN JOSE MITSU ARAKAWA WON

JULY 4 SACRAMENTO KARL VON SCHOBER WON

JULY 7 UKIAH & HERCULES CORTEZ
VS MITSU ARAKAWA & KINJI SHIBUYA LOST

1962
JULY 9 RICHMOND & HERCULES CORTEZ (WTC)
VS KINJI SHIBUYA & ARAKAWA ?

JULY 12 MODESTO THE ALASKAN WON

JULY 19 OAKLAND MITSU ARAKAWA ?

JULY 21 SAN FRANCISCO & COWBOY BOB ELLIS
VS MITSU ARAKAWA & KINJI SHIBUYA WON

JULY 23 RICHMOND THE ALASKAN WON

JULY 25 SACRAMENTO SEYMOUR KOENIG WON

JULY 27 PATTERSON CA KARL VON SCHOBER WON

JULY 27 ? GEORGE & SANDY SCOTT BEAT THE NEILSON BROTHERS FOR
IND AWA WTC.

JULY 28 FRESNO GUY BRUNETTI WON

AUG. 1 SAN JOSE HERCULES CORTEZ WON

AUG. 2 OAKLAND & LUIS MARTINEZ
VS DON MANOUKIAN & ED MILLER WON

AUG. 4 MODESTO KARL VON SCHOBER ?

AUG. 6 RICHMOND KARL VON SCHOBER ?

AUG. 11 FRESNO CHIEF BIG HEART WON

AUG. 15 SACRAMENTO GEORGE DRAKE WON

AUG. 16 MERCED HERCULES CORTEZ ?

AUG. 18 SAN FRANCISCO MITSU ARAKAWA WON

AUG. 20 RENO & RAY “THUNDER” STERN (AWA WTC)
VS KINJI SHIBUYA & MITSU ARAKAWA DQ (1-2)

AUG. 22 SAN JOSE & LUIS MARTINEZ (AWA WTC ?)
VS MITSU ARAKAWA & KINJI SHIBUYA DQ

AUG. 23 OAKLAND & LUIS MARTINEZ (AWA WTC)
VS KINJI SHIBUYA $ MITSU ARAKAWA LOST (1-2)

AUG. 25 FRESNO FRANK TOWNSEND WON

AUG. 29 SAN JOSE & LUIS MARTINEZ (AWA WTC ?)
VS MITSU ARAKAWA & KINJI SHIBUYA LOST

SEPT. 1 MODESTO MARIO LA PANTERA ?.

SEPT. 8 SAN FRANCISCO FRANK TOWNSEND WON
1962
SEPT. 13 OAKLAND DON MANOUKIAN WON

SEPT. 17 ? ART & STAN NEILSON BEAT THE SCOTT BROTHERS FOR IND
AWA WTC.

SEPT. 19 SACRAMENTO ALDO BOGNI WON

SEPT. 27 KANSAS CITY KS JOE TOMASSO WON

SEPT. 28 FRESNO ALDO BOGNI WON

SEPT. 29 SAN FRANCISCO & BILL MELBY (AWA WTC ?)
VS KINJI SHIBUYA & MITSU ARAKAWA LOST

OCT. 1 RENO MARIO LA PANTERA WON (DQ 2-0)

OCT. 3 DENVER ROBERTO DURANTON WON

OCT. 11 FRESNO & NICK BOCKWINKEL
VS MITSU ARAKAWA & MARIO LA PANTERA WON

OCT. 13 SAN FRANCISCO ED MILLER WON

OCT. 17 SACRAMENTO & NICK BOCKWINKEL
VS ED MILLER & MARIO LAPANTERA WON

OCT. 20 PLEASANTON CA & LUIS MARTINEZ (AWA WTC)
VS KINIJI SHIBUYA & MITSU ARAKAWA ?

OCT. 24 DENVER BILL MILLER DRAW

OCT. 25 OAKLAND ED MILLER ?

OCT. 29 RICHMOND SEYMOUR KOENIG ?

NOV. 2 DETROIT BOB LEIPLER WON

NOV. 7 SACRAMENTO & NICK BOCKWINKEL
VS DON MANOUKIAN & ED MILLER WON

NOV. 10 SAN FRANCISCO & NICK BOCKWINKEL (AWA WTC WIN)
VS KINJI SHIBUYA & MITSU ARAKAWA WON

NOV. 12 RICHMOND & NICK BOCKWINKEL (AWA WTC)
VS MITSU ARAKAWA & ALLAN GARFIELD ?

NOV. 17 FRESNO & NICK BOCKWINKEL (AWA TC)
VS KINJI SHIBUYA & MITSU ARAKAWA WON (2-1)

NOV. 22 ? KURT & KARL VON BRAUNER BEAT ART & STAN NEILSON FOR
IND AWA WTC.

NOV. 24 UKIAH CA ALDO BOGNI WON (2-0)

NOV. 26 RICHMOND GUY BRUNETTI ?
1962
DEC. 1 SAN FRANCISCO & NICK BOCKWINKEL (AWA WTC)
VS KINJI SHIBUYA & MITSU ARAKAWA WON

DEC. 7 MODESTO & NICK BOCKWINKEL (AWA WTC)
VS MITSU ARAKAWA & ED MILLER ?

DEC. 8 UKIAH, CA & NICK BOCKWINKEL (AWA WTC)
VS ED MILLER & ALLAN GARFIELD ?

DEC. 27 SACRAMENTO & NICK BOCKWINKEL (AWA WTC)
VS RAY STEVENS & DON MANOUKIAN WON

DEC. 28 FRESNO & NICK BOCKWINKEL (AWA WTC)
VS RAY STEVENS & DON MANOUKIAN DRAW

DEC. 29 SAN FRANCISCO & NICK BOCKWINKEL (AWA WTC)
VS RAY STEVENS & THE SHEIK WON

1963
JAN. 1 ? ART & STAN NEILSON BEAT THE VON BRAUNERS FOR THE
INDIANA AWA WTC

JAN. 14 RENO & NICK BOCKWINKEL (AWA WTC)
VS RAY STEVENS & CYCLON NEGRO ?

JAN. 15 DENVER FRITZ VON ERICH DDQ

JAN. 16 SAN JOSE & NICK BOCKWINKEL (AWA WTC)
VS DON MANOUKIAN & CYCLON NEGRO WON

JAN. 17 OAKLAND & NICK BOCKWINKEL (AWA WTC)
VS LARRY HENNIG & DON JARDINE WON

JAN. 18 MODESTO & NICK BOCKWINKEL (AWA WTC)
VS CYCLON NEGRO & ED MILLER ?

JAN. 19 FRESNO & NICK BOCKWINKEL (AWA WTC)
VS DON JARDINE & LARRY HENNIG WON

JAN. 23 SACRAMENTO & NICK BOCKWINKEL (AWA WTC ?)
VS RAY STEVENS & ED MILLER WON

JAN. 26 SAN FRANCISCO & NICK BOCKWINKEL (AWA WTC)
VS CICLON NEGRO & DON MANOUKIAN WON

FEB. 8 DENVER WALDO VON ERICH ?

FEB. 9 DETROIT DICK THE BRUISER WON

FEB. 11 RENO & NICK BOCKWINKEL (AWA WTC ?)
VS RAY STEVENS & CICLON NEGRO WON


1963
FEB. 14 OAKLAND & NICK BOCKWINKEL (AWA WTC)
VS CYCLON HEGRO & THE SPOILER WON

FEB. 15 SACRAMENTO & JOE BRUNETTI
VS CICLON NEGRO & THE SPOILER WON

FEB. 22 OAKLAND (TV) & NICK BOCKWINKEL (AWA WTC?)
VS CICLON NEGRO & MIKE VALENTINO WON

FEB. 23 SAN FRANCISCO & NICK BOCKWINKEL (AWA WTC)
VS ART & STAN NEILSON WON

MARCH 2 DETROIT DICK THE BRUISER LOST

MARCH 8 OAKLAND (TV) & NICK BOCKWINKEL (AWA WTC)
VS DON JARDINE & THE SPOILER WON

MARCH 9 FRESNO & NICK BOCKWINKEL (AWA WTC)
VS ART & STAN NEILSON UTC

MARCH 11 RICHMOND & NICK BOCKWINKEL (AWA WTC?)
VS ED MILLER & THE SPOILER WON

MARCH 15 MODESTO & NICK BOCKWINKEL (AWA WTC)
VS CYCLON NEGRO & THE SPOILER WON

MARCH 16 SAN FRANCISCO & NICK BOCKWINKEL (AWA WTC LOSS)
VS ART & STAN NEILSON UTC

MARCH 20 SACRAMENTO BILL WRIGHT WON

MARCH 21 OAKLAND & NICK BOCKWINKEL (AWA WTC)
VS ART & STAN NEILSON ?

MARCH 23 FRESNO & NICK BOCKWINKEL (WWA WTC)
VS ART & STAN NEILSON LOST (1-2)

APRIL 3 DENVER BIG BILL MILLER DRAW

APRIL 4 SACRAMENTO (TV) & NICK BOCKWINKEL
VS DON JARDINE & BUDDY BISON WON

APRIL 6 PLEASANTON, CA & JOE DEMACIO (JOE BRUNETTI ?)
VS CYCLON NEGRO & ED MILLER WON

APRIL 8 RENO & NICK BOCKWINKEL (AWA WTC ?)
VS ART & STAN NEILSON LOST

APRIL 11 SACRAMENTO & NICK BOCKWINKEL (AWA WTC?)
VS ART & STAN NIELSON LOST


.

1963
APRIL 20 SAN FRANCISCO RAY STEVENS (US TITLE WIN) WON (UTC)
(ATT: 9,823)

APRIL 23 SANTA ROSA & PEPPER GOMEZ
VS CYCLONE NEGRO & ART NEILSON LOST

APRIL 24 SACRAMENTO CICLON NEGRO (US TITLE ?) WON

APRIL 25 SACRAMENTO (TV) BILL WRIGHT WON

APRIL 29 RENO CYCLONE NEGRO (US TITLE?) WON

MAY 2 STOCKTON ED MILLER (US TITLE?) WON

MAY 15 SACRAMENTO ART NEILSON (US TITLE ?) WON (UTC)

MAY 16 SACRAMENTO (TV) TARO SAKURO WON

MAY 17 OAKLAND (TV) BILL WRIGHT WON

MAY 17 MODESTO STAN NEILSON (US TITLE) ?.

MAY 18 SAN FRANCISCO THE SHEIK (US TITLE) WON
(ATT: 6,702)

MAY 31 MODESTO CYCLON NEGRO (US TITLE) ?

JUNE 3 RICHMOND ART NEILSON (US TITLE) ?.

JUNE 4 SACRAMENTO ART NIELSON (US TITLE?) WON

JUNE 6 SACRAMENTO JOHNNY VENUS WON

JUNE 8 SAN FRANCISCO RAY STEVENS (US TITLE) DRAW
(ATT: 8,186—BOTH HAD MAJOR CUTS)

JUNE 13 SACRAMENTO (TV) & RED BASTIEN
VS CICLON NEGRO & THE SPOILER WON

JUNE 14 LOS ANGELES ROBERTO DURANTON WON

JUNE 15 FRESNO ART NEILSON (US TITLE) ?

JUNE 20 SACRAMENTO (TV) & RED BASTIEN
VS CICLON NEGRO & BILL WRIGHT WON

JUNE 24 RENO THE SHEIK (US TITLE?) WON (DQ)

JUNE 26 SACRAMENTO & RED BASTIEN (ATT: 5,206)
VS RAY STEVENS & THE SHEIK WON

JUNE 27 STOCKTON & DON DENUCCI
VS THE SHEIK & CICLON NEGRO WON

1963
JUNE 29 SAN FRANCISCO RAY STEVENS (US TITLE LOSS) LOST
(ATT: 9,566)

JULY 1 RICHMOND THE SHEIK ?

JULY 10 SACRAMENTO STAN NEILSON WON

JULY 17 SAN JOSE RAY STEVENS (US TITLE?) DQ

JULY 19 DENVER FRITZ VON ERICH LOST

JULY 20 SAN FRANCISCO & BEARCAT WRIGHT
VS ART & STAN NEILSON WON (DQ)

JULY 24 SACRAMENTO RAY STEVENS (US TITLE?) DQ

JULY 31 SAN JOSE RAY STEVENS (US TITLE ?) LOST

AUG. 15 SAN FRANCISCO & KARL GOTCH
VS DON LEO JONATHAN & PAMPERO FIRPO WON

AUG. 17 FRESNO RAY STEVENS (US TITLE) ?

AUG. 31 DETROIT BIG BILL MILLER WON (DRAW?)

SEPT. 2 FLINT, MI & DICK THE BRUISER
VS MASKED TERROR & TONY ANGELO WON

SEPT. 3 INDIANAPOLIS MITSU ARAKAWA WON

SEPT. 3 FLINT & DICK THE BRUISER
VS THE MASKED TERROR & TONY ANGELO ?

SEPT. 10 INDIANAPOLIS BIG BILL MILLER WON

SEPT. 17 INDIANAPOLIS THE MASKED TERROR (JAY YORK) LOST

SEPT. 24 INDIANAPOLIS THE MASKED TERROR WON

SEPT. 28 DETROIT & DOUG GILBERT
VS IVAN & KARL KALMIKOFF WON

SEPT. 28 DETROIT & DOUG GILBERT
VS IVAN & KARL KALMIKOFF WON

OCT. 1 INDIANAPOLIS & LORD ATHOL LAYTON
VS THE MASKED TERROR & TONY ANGELO WON

OCT. 8 INDIANAPOLIS CICLON NEGRO WON

OCT. 12 ? ST LOUIS (TV) AL GOMEZ WON


1963
OCT. 15 INDIANAPOLIS & BILL DROMO
VS CICLON NEGRO & THE MASKED TERROR LOST

OCT. 19 DETROIT & DOUG GILBERT
VS CICLON NEGRO & THE MASKED TERROR WON

OCT. 19 ? ST LOUIS (TV) & EMILE DUPRE
VS THE BRUISER & CYCLONE NEGRO DRAW

OCT. 22 INDIANAPOLIS & BILL DROMO
VS CICLON NEGRO & THE MASKED TERROR LOST

OCT. 29 INDIANAPOLIS & DOUG GILBERT
VS CICLON NEGRO & THE MASKED TERROR LOST (1-2)

NOV. 2 ? ST LOUIS (TV) DICK THE BRUISER (30:00) DRAW (1-1)

NOV. 5 INDIANAPOLIS & DICK THE BRUISER (IND. AWA WTC WIN)
VS IVAN & KAROL KALMKOFF WON

NOV. 8 ST LOUIS & JOHN PAUL HENNING
VS RIP HAWK & BULLDOG BROWER WON

NOV. 9 ST LOUIS (TV) BILL KODIAK WON

NOV. 12 INDIANAPOLIS & DICK THE BRUISER (IND AWA WTC)
VS IVAN & NIKITA KALMIKOFF WON

NOV. 16 CINCINNATI THE MASKED TERROR ?

NOV. 22 ST LOUIS & BOB ELLIS & JOHN PAUL HENNING
VS BILL MILLER & RIP HAWK & THE BRUISER WON (DQ)

NOV. 28 INDIANAPOLIS & DICK THE BRUISER (IND AWA WTC)(60:00)
VS MASKED TERROR & CICLON NEGRO DRAW

NOV. 30 DETROIT RAY “THUNDER” STERN WON
(UNDERCARD TO LOUTHESZ DEFEATING & UNMASKING THE MASKED TERROR AS JAY YORK.)

NOV. 30 ? ST LOUIS (TV) CORSICA JOE WON

DEC. 3 INDIANAPOLIS & THE BRUISER (IND AWA WTC LOSS)
VS CICLON NEGRO & THE MASKED TERROR LOST

DEC. 4 LOUISVILLE & DOUG GILBERT
VS THE MASKED TERROR & CICLON NEGRO WON

DEC. 6 ST LOUIS DICK THE BRUISER LOST
(ATT: 4,821)

DEC. 7 CINCINNATI & BIG BILL MILLER
VS CICLON NEGRO & THE MASKED TERROR LOST

DEC. 7 ? ST LOUIS (TV) PAUL RICHARD WON
1963
DEC. 10 INDIANAPOLIS & DICK THE BRUISER (IND AWA WTC WIN)
VS CICLON NEGRO & THE MASKED TERROR WON (2-0)

DEC. 14 MADISON HEIGHTS THE MASKED TERROR WON

DEC. 17 INDIANAPOLIS KARL GOTCH (IND AWA WORLD TITLE) WON (UTC)
(GOTCH INJURED IN 3RD FALL. SNYDER REFUSED TITLE DUE TO INJURY.)

DEC. 21 ? ST LOUIS (TV) ROCKY MONTERO WON

DEC. 27 ST LOUIS BIG BILL MILLER DRAW

DEC. 28 DETROIT LOU THESZ (NWA WC?) DRAW

1964
JAN. 1 INDIANAPOLIS & DICK THE BRUISER (AWA WC)
VS BILL & DAN MILLER WON

JAN. 2 KANSAS CITY & DICK THE BRUISER
VS THE MONGOLIAN STOMPER & BILL MILLER LOST

JAN. 5 FORT WAYNE THE MASKED TERROR NO SHOW
(BOTH SNYDER & BRUISER NO SHOWED CARD, WHICH HAD THESZ ON TOP.)

JAN. 7 INDIANAPOLIS & GUY MITCHELL
VS DOC & MIKE GALLAGHER DQ

JAN. 8 LOUISVILLE & DICK THE BRUISER
VS THE ASSASSIN & CYCLON NEGRO LOST

JAN. 11 CINCINNATI & DICK THE BRUISER
VS CICLON NEGRO & THE MASKED TERROR WON

JAN. 11 ? ST LOUIS (TV) TONY ANGELO WON

JAN. 14 INDIANAPOLIS & CYCLONE NEGRO
VS DOC GALLAGHER & MAN MOUNTAIN BRUCE WON

JAN. 18 DETROIT HANS SCHMIDT WON

JAN. 15 LOUISVILLE & DICK THE BRUISER
VS THE ALASKAN & TONY ANGELO WON

JAN. 21 INDIANAPOLIS & CYCLONE NEGRO
VS DOC & MIKE GALLAGHER LOST

JAN. 18 DETROIT HANS SCHMIDT WON

JAN. 21 INDIANAPOLIS & CICLON NEGRO
VS DOC & MIKE GALLAGHER LOST

JAN. 25 CINCINNATI CICLON NEGRO WON

1964
JAN. 28 INDIANAPOLIS CYCLONE NEGRO DCOR

FEB. 4 INDIANAPOLIS THE LAWMAN NO SHOW

FEB. 21 WINNIPEG & VERNE GAGNE
VS HANS SCHMIDT & THE CRUSHER WON

FEB. 22 ? ST LOUIS (TV) TARO MYAKI WON

FEB. 23 ST PAUL ANGELO POFFO WON

FEB. 26 MOLINE, ILL RENE GOULET WON

MARCH 6 ST LOUIS & JOHNNY VALENTINE
VS RIP HAWK & BOBBY GRAHAM WON (2-1)

MARCH 7 ST PAUL TINY MILLS WON

MARCH 7 ? ST LOUIS (TV) JIM HOLLY WON

MARCH 11 MOLINE THE CRUSHER DQ

MARCH 12 WOOD RIVER IL ROCKY MONTERO ?

MARCH 14 ST PAUL THE CRUSHER DQ

MARCH 20 ST LOUIS & ED CARPENITER & RONNIE ETCHISON
VS THE BRUISER & RIP HAWK & THE ALASKAN WON (DQ)

MARCH 21 ST PAUL RED GRUPE WON

MARCH 21 ? ST LOUIS (TV) AL GOMEZ WON (2-0)

MARCH 24 MINNEAPOLIS THE CRUSHER LOST

MARCH 26 FORT WAYNE & DICK THE BRUISER
VS BILL MILLER & ANGELO POFFO WON

MARCH 30 MOLINE IL & MOOSE EVANA
VS THE BRUISER & THE CRUSHER LOST

MARCH 31 WINNIPEG & MOOSE EVANS (AWA WTC)
VS THE BRUISER & THE CRUSHER LOST (1-2)

APRIL 3 ST LOUIS & KARL GOTCH
VS BILL MILLER & BOBBY GRAHAM WON (DQ)

APRIL 5 ST PAUL NICOLI VOLKOFF WON

APRIL 11 CANTON, OH ANGELO POFFO ?

APRIL 14 ST PAUL DICK THE BRUISER WON


1964
APRIL 15 MOLINE & VERNE GAGNE
VS THE BRUISER & THE CRUSHER LOST

APRIL 17 ST LOUIS ANGELO POFFO WON

APRIL 18 ST PAUL THE CRUSHER LOST

APRIL 22 LOS ANGELES THE BRUISER DEFEATS FRED BLASSIE FOR WWA WC

APRIL ? INDIANAPOLIS SNYDER & BRUISER VACANT AWA WTC WHEN THE TWO
BUY THEIR OWN PROMOTION FROM JOHNNY DOYEL & JIM
BARNETT, THE WWA. THE TWO STILL CLAIM THE WWA WTC.
IT WAS ILLEGAL FOR PERFORMERS TO HOLD PROMOTER’S
LICENSE, SO THE COMPANY WAS UNDER THE NAMES OF
SYNDER’S & BRUISER’S WIFES.

APRIL 25 (24) INDIANAPOLIS & THE BRUISER (WWA WTC) (60:00)
VS BILL & BEN MILLER DRAW
(THIS WAS THE FIRST INDIANAPOLIS WWA CARD PROMOTED BY SNYDER & BRUISER)

APRIL 28 MINNEAPOLIS 14 MAN BATTLE ROYAL (WINNER-CRUSHER & HANS SCHMIDT)

LARRY HENNIG WON (DQ)

APRIL 29 MOLINE HANS SCHMIDT DRAW

APRIL 30 WINNIPEG THE CRUSHER LOST

MAY 1 MOORHEAD MN MITSU ARAKAWA WON (DQ)

MAY 2 CANTON OH DICK THE BRUISER WON (DQ)

MAY 9 INDIANAPOLIS & THE BRUISER
VS BILL & DAN MILLER WON (2-1)

MAY 9 ? ST LOUIS (TV) DON JARDINE DRAW

& RAY GORDON
VS THE BRUISER & MIKE PAIDOUSIS DDQ (1-1)

MAY 15 CHICAGO JACK WILSON WON

MAY 16 ST LOUIS BIG BILL MILLER WON (DQ)

MAY 16 ? ST LOUIS (TV) TONY ANGELO WON (2-0)

MAY 20 MINNEAPOLIS VERNE GAGNE (AWA WC?) LOST

MAY 29 INDIANAPOLIS & COWBOY BOB ELLIS
VS ANGELO POFFO & NICOLI VOLKOFF DQ

MAY 30 ? ST LOUIS (TV) NICK VOLKOFF WON (2-0)

JUNE 4 ANDERSON, IN & DICK THE BRUISER
VS ANGELO POFFO & NICOLI VOLKOFF WON (2-1)
1964
JUNE 5 ST LOUIS DICK THE BRUISER DQ

JUNE 12 DENVER MITSU ARAKAWA WON (DQ)

JUNE 13 MINNEAPOLIS & DOUG GILBERT
VS BULLDOG PLETCHES & LARRY HENNIG WON

JUNE 19 INDIANAPOLIS & JOE BLANCHARD
VS ANGELO POFFO & NICOLI VOLKOFF LOST

JUNE 26 INDIANAPOLIS & JOE BLANCHARD
VS ANGELO POFFO & NICOLI VOLKOFF LOST (1-2)

JULY 3 DAVENPORT MITSU ARAKAWA WON (DQ)

JULY 4 ? ST LOUIS (TV) TONY NERO WON (2-0)
(IT SEEMS ST LOUIS TV WAS FILMED THE NIGHT AFTER THE BIG KIEL CARDS SO DATES ARE OFF)

JULY 4 BLOOMINTON & ART THOMAS & DALE LEWIS
VS HANS SCHMIDT & MITSU ARAKAWA & LARRY HENNIG WON

JULY 6 MINNEAPOLIS BILL MACKEY WON

JULY 10 DENVER MITSU ARAKAWA DQ

JULY 11 MINNEAPOLIS (TV) JOE TOMASSO WON

JULY 11 ST PAUL & DALE LEWIS
VS LARRY HENNIG & STAN KOWALSKI LOST

JULY 11? ST LOUIS (TV) JOE TOMASSO WON

JULY 16 ANDERSON (TV) & THE BRUISER
VS BILL & DAN MILLER WON

JULY 17 INDIANAPOLIS VS ANGELO POFFO & LEO NEWMAN LOST
(HANDICAP MATCH)

JULY 21 DALLAS KURT VON STROHEIM WON

JULY 22 LOS ANGELES THE DESTROYER DEFEATS THE BRUISER FOR WWA WC VIA
COR. THE LA WWA DOESN’T NOT RULE A TITLE CHANGE
UNTIL SEPT. 1964. BRUISER CLAIMS THE WWA WC IN
INDIANAPOLIS.

JULY 23 DAVENPORT MITSU ARAKAWA WON (DQ)

JULY 24 DENVER THE SHEIK WON (COR 2-1)

JULY 25 MINNEAPOLIS (TV) JOHNNY KACE WON

JULY 25 MINNEAPOLIS MITSU ARAKAWA LOST

JULY 25? ST LOUIS (TV) BOBBY GRAHAM DRAW

1964
JULY 31 INDIANAPOLIS & DICK THE BRUISER (IND WWA WTC LOSS)
VS NICOLI VOLKOFF & ANGELO POFFO COR

AUG. 1 MINNEAPOLIS (TV) HARLEY RACE LOST

AUG. 1 ST PAUL THE CRUSHER LOST

AUG. 7 ATLANTA PAUL DEGALLE WON

AUG. 9 ATLANTA EDDIE GRAHAM DRAW

AUG. 14 DENVER THE CRUSHER LOST (2-1)
(ATT: 2,000)

AUG. 15 MINNEAPOLIS (TV) KURT VON BRAUNER WON

AUG. 15 MINNEAPOLIS LARRY HENNIG WON (COR)

AUG. 25 DALLAS KILLER KARL KOXS DRAW

AUG. 26 SAN ANTONIO KILLER KARL KOX WON (DQ)
(ATT: 3,481)

AUG. 27 AMARILLO LOU THESZ (NWA WC?) LOST

AUG. 28 DENVER LARRY HENNIG WON

AUG. 29 INDIANAPOLIS & THE BRUISER (WWA WTC)
VS ANGELO POFFO & NICOLI VOLKOFF DCOR

AUG. 31 DETROIT BIG BILL MILLER WON

SEPT. 3 ANDERSON BOB STANLEE ?

SEPT. 4 INDIANAPOLIS & DICK THE BRUISER (IND WWA WTC WIN)
VS NICOLI VOLKOFF & ANGELO POFFO WON (2-1)

SEPT. 7 MOLINE, ILL THE GREAT DANE WON

SEPT. 10 LOS ANGELES BOB ELLIS DEFEATS THE DESTROYER FOR WWA WC

SEPT. 11 ST LOUIS & PAT O’CONNOR
VS BILL MILLER & BOBBY GRAHAM WON (2-0)

SEPT 12 ? ST LOUIS (TV) BOB CLARK WON

SEPT. 12 CHICAGO MOOSE CHOLAK WON (DQ)

SEPT. 18 INDIANAPOLIS THE MONGOL ?

SEPT. 19 ST PAUL JIMMY KING WON

15 BATTLE ROYAL (WON BY MITSU ARAKAWA)
(ATT: 3,508)
1964
SEPT. 24 LOS ANGELES BOB ELLIS DEFENDS THE LA WWA WC & DEFEATS THE
BRUISER ENDING ANY COFUSSION OVER TITLE IN LOS
ANGELES. BRUISER STILL CLAIMS WWA TITLE IN
INDIANAPOLIS.

SEPT. 26 INDIANAPOLIS (TV) BOB STANLEE WON

OCT. 2 ST LOUIS & JOHNNY VALENTINE & JOHN PAUL HENNING
VS THE BRUISER & BILL MILLER & BOBBY GRAHAM DRAW

OCT. 3 INDIANAPOLIS MITSU ARAKAWA WON (2-1)

OCT. ? AUSTRALIA JOHNNY DOYLE & JIM BARNETT OPEN PROMOTION IN
AUSTRALIA..

OCT. 9 DENVER & RICKY ROMERO
VS LARRY HENNIG & ART NEILSON WON

OCT. 10 ST PAUL & JACK LANZA
VS HARLEY RACE & LARRY HENNIG LOST

OCT. 14 SAN ANTONIO LOU THESZ (NWA WC?) LOST

OCT. 17 ? ST LOUIS (TV) JOHNNY KACE WON

OCT. 17 INDIANAPOLIS IND. WWA ANNOUNCE THAT KURT & KARL VON BRAUNER
DEFEATED SNYDER & BRUISER AT MEMPHIS, WHICH WAS
PROBABLY A PHANTOM TITLE CHANGE.

OCT. 17 CHICAGO & PAT O’CONNOR
VS ANGELO POFFO & NICOLI VOLKOFF DRAW

OCT. 23 ST LOUIS BOB GEIGEL DRAW

OCT. 24 ST LOUIS (TV) NICK VOLKOFF WON

OCT. 30 DENVER & RICKY ROMERO
VS HARLEY RACE & LARRY HENNIG LOST

OCT. 31 INDIANAPOLIS THE DESTROYER (GUY MITCHELL) WON (COR)

NOV. 5 CHARLESTON WV JOHNNY VALENTINE ?

NOV. 6 ST LOUIS & PAT O’CONNOR
VS THE BRUISER & BILL MILLER WON (2-1)

NOV. 7 CHICAGO HANS SCHMIDT WON (DQ)

NOV. 11 PENSACOLA, FL THE ALASKAN WON.

NOV. 13 DENVER & VERNE GAGNE
VS LARRY HENNIG & HARLEY RACE LOST

NOV. 13 SAN DIEGO THE DESTROYER DEFEATED BOB ELLIS FOR LA WWA WC

1964
NOV. 14 INDIANAPOLIS & BILL MILLER
VS ANGELO POFFO & NICOLI VOLKOFF WON (2-1)

NOV. 14 ST LOUIS (TV) RALPH BARTLEMAN WON (DQ)

NOV. 17 PENSACOLA, FL DICK THE BRUISER WON (DQ)

NOV. 18 MOBILE THE MIGHTY YANKEE UTC (1-1)

NOV. 20 ST LOUIS & JOHNNY VALENTINE
VS GENE KINISKI & RIP HAWK WON

NOV. 21 ST LOUIS (TV) JOE TOMASSO WON

NOV. 24 LOUISVILLE JOHNNY VALENTINE LOST

NOV. 26 INDIANAPOLIS & BIG BILL MILLER (WWA WTC)
VS KURT & KARL VON BRAUNER LOST

NOV. 28 ST LOUIS (TV) JACK VANSKY WON

NOV. 28 SAN FRANCISCO & BOB ELLIS
VS RAY STEVENS & DON MANOUKIAN LOST

DEC. 1 MOLINE ILL HARLEY RACE WON

DEC. 4 ST LOUIS GENE KINISKI LOST
(ATT: 5,782—CO-MAIN WITH O’CONNOR VS BRUISER.)

DEC. 5 NAPPANEE IN MOOSE CHOLAK ?

DEC. 11 INDIANAPOLIS & JOE BRUNETTI (WWA WTC)
VS KURT & KARL VON BRAUNER LOST

DEC. 12 ? ST LOUIS (TV) DAN PLECHAS WON

DEC. 12 CHICAGO & BILL MILLER (WWA WTC ?)
VS KURT & KARL VON BRAUNER LOST

DEC. 16 LOUISVILLE ROCKY RONTERO WON

DEC. 19 MINNEAPOLIS MOOSE CHOLAK WON

DEC. 19 ? ST LOUIS (TV) KIRK HESS WON (2-0)

DEC. 25 INDIANAPOLIS JOHNNY VALENTINE (US TITLE) N. C.

DEC. 26 MINNEAPOLIS & VERNE GAGNE & REGGIE PARKS
VS LARRY HENNIG & HARLEY RACE & THE BRUISER WON

DEC. 28 MOLINE MAD DOG VACHON (AWA WC) LOST

DEC. 29 DENVER & THE BRUISER
VS HARLEY RACE & LARRY HENNIG DRAW
1964
DEC. 30 TERRE HAUTE, IN MOOSE CHOLAK ?

1965
JAN. 1 ST LOUIS RALPH BARTLEMAN WON

JAN. 2 INDIANAPOLIS JOHNNY VALENTINE (TEX DEATH MATCH) WON (4-1)

JAN. 5 LOUISVILLE BLACK BART ?

JAN. 8 INDIANAPOLIS & JOE BLANCHARD
VS BORIS & NICOLI VOLKOFF LOST (1-2)

JAN. 9 ? ST LOUIS (TV) JOE TOMASSO WON

JAN. 12 MOLINE, IL MAD DOG VACHON (AWA WC) LOST
(REFEREE JERSEY JOE WALCOTT)

JAN. 15 ST LOUIS DICK THE BRUISER LOST
(ATT: 6,320—CO-MAIN WITH VON ERICH VS GINISKI)

JAN. 17 ST PAUL MOOSE CHOLAK WON

JAN. 18 MEMPHIS ALEX PEREZ WON

JAN. 19 NASHVILLE LOU THESZ (NWA WC?) LOST

JAN. 22 INDIANAPOLIS & JOE BRUNETTI & ROCKY MONTERO
VS JOHNNY VALENTINE & BORIS & NICOLI VOLKOFF WON

JAN. 23 CHICAGO BILL MILLER WON

JAN. 26 MOLINE & REGGIE PARKS
VS HARLEY RACE & LARRY HENNIG ?

JAN. 27 DENVER & VERNE GAGNE
VS LARRY HENNIG & HARLEY RACE WON (DQ)

JAN. 31 MINNEAPOLIS MIKE DIBIASE WON

FEB. 2 LOUISVILLE & BILL MILLER
VS KURT & KARL VON BRAUNER WON

FEB. 8 MEMPHIS AL GREENE WON

FEB. 9 MOLINE & REGGIE PARKS (AWA WTC)
VS LARRY HENNIG & HARLEY RACE NO SHOW

FEB. 10 DENVER & VERNE GAGNE (AWA WTC ?)
VS LARRY HENNIG & HARLEY RACE WON (DQ)

FEB. 13 MINNEAPOLIS REGGIE PARKS DRAW

FEB. 15 MEMPHIS RONNIE ETCHISON DRAW
1965
FEB. 16 NASHVILLE & JACKIE FARGO (WTC)
VS KURT & KARL VON BRAUNER WON
(FARGO GOT SICK AFTER 2ND FALL, SO SNYDER WRESTLED VON BRAUNER IN A SINGLES LAST FALL IN A NON-TITLE MATCH.)

FEB. 19 ST LOUIS TARO MYAKI DRAW

FEB. 23 LOUISVILLE & BIG BILL MILLER
VS KURT & KARL VON BRAUNER WON

FEB. 24 DENVER THE CRUSHER WON (DQ)

FEB. 26 DETROIT GENE KINISKI UTC

FEB. 27 CHICAGO & PAT O’CONNOR
VS BORIS & NICOLI VOLKOFF WON

FEB. 28 GREEN BAY DICK THE BRUISER ?

MARCH 2 NASHVILLE & JACKIE FARGO (WTC)(ATT: RECORD SELLOUT)
VS KURT & KARL VON BRAUNER N. C.

MARCH 5 ST LOUIS & ILIO DIPAOLO & MOOSE EVANS
VS HANS SCHMIDT & BOBBY GRAHAM & TARO MYAKI WON

MARCH 12 INDIANAPOLIS ANGELO POFFO WON (2-1)

MARCH 13 ? ST LOUIS (TV) BOB CLARK WON

MARCH 19 ST LOUIS FRITZ VON ERICH DRAW

MARCH 20 ? ST LOUIS (TV) BILL BROWN WON

MARCH 22 MEMPHIS DICK THE BRUISER (US TITLE) WON (DQ)

MARCH 23 LOUISVILLE & JOHNNY VALENTINE
VS THE BRUISER & ANGELO POFFO LOST

MARCH 26 DETROIT GENE KINISKI UTC (0-1)

MARCH 27 CHICAGO & JOHNNY VALENTINE
VS THE BRUISER & MOOSE CHOLAK LOST

MARCH 30 INDIANAPOLIS MOOSE CHOLAK WON (DQ)

APRIL 5 MEMPHIS MARIO MILANO WON

APRIL 6 LOUISVILLE & JOHNNY VALENTINE
VS THE BRUISER & ANGELO POFFO LOST

APRIL 9 ST LOUIS TARO MYAKI WON


1965
APRIL 10 INDIANAPOLIS & PAT O’CONNOR (WWA WTC)
VS KURT & KARL VON BRAUNER LOST (1-2)
(SNYDER INTERVERED WITH MAIN EVENT OF BRUISER VS VALENTINE.)

APRIL 12 MEMPHIS & PAT O’CONNOR
VS KURT & KARL VON BRAUNER WON (DQ)

APRIL 20 LOUISVILLE JOHNNY VALENTINE DQ

APRIL 23 ST LOUIS PAT O’CONNOR (30:00) DRAW

APRIL 24 DETROIT GENE KINISKI N. C.

APRIL 27 LOUISVILLE JOHNNY VALENTINE WON

APRIL 30 (11) INDIANAPOLIS & THE BRUISER & BOB ELLIS (ATT: 5,000)
VS JOHNNY VALENTINE & KURT & KARL VON BRAUNER WON (2-1)

MAY 1 CHICAGO JOHNNY VALENTINE UTC

MAY 4 LOUISVILLE & BOBBY MANAGOFF
VS GENE KINISKI & JOHNNY VALENTINE N. C.

MAY 8 DETROIT & PAT O’CONNOR
VS THE BRUISER & GENE KINISKI WON

MAY 11 LOUISVILLE GENE KINISKI ?

MAY 12 SAN ANTONIO CHRIS TOLOS (20:00) DRAW

MAY 14 ST LOUIS & COWBOY BOB ELLIS
VS BOB GEIGEL & BOBBY GRAHAM WON

MAY 15 INDIANAPOLIS & COWBOY BOB ELLIS
VS THE BRUISER & GENE KINISKI N. C. (1-1)

MAY 17 MEMPHIS IT’S CLAIMED THAT NICOLI & BORIS VOLKOFF DEFEATED
THE VON BRAUNERS FOR WWA TAG TITLE IN MEMPHIS.
THOUGHT TO BE A PHANTOM TITLE CHANGE.

MAY 18 LOUISVILLE & BOBBY MANAGOFF
VS THE BRUISER & JOHNNY VALENTINE ?

MAY 19 FORT WAYNE ANGELO POFFO N. C.

MAY 21 DETROIT & PAT O’CONNOR
VS THE BRUISER & ANGELO POFFO LOST

MAY 22 INDIANAPOLIS & JOE BLANCHARD
VS NICOLI & BORIS VOLKOFF LOST

MAY 25 CHICAGO JOHNNY VALENTINE WON

JUNE 3 DENVER PAMPERO FIRPO WON (2-1)

1965
JUNE 4 INDIANAPOLIS & BOBBY MANAGOFF
VS NICOLI & BORIS VOLKOFF LOST (1-2)

JUNE 6 KNOXVILLE, TN & LES WELCH
VS THE MEDICS LOST

JUNE 11 INDIANAPOLIS & THE BRUISER (WWA WTC)
VS NICOLI & BORIS VOLKOFF COR (1-2)

JUNE 12 SAN ANTONIO GENE KINISKI DRAW

JUNE 12 ? ST LOUIS (TV) DUTCH SAVAGE WON

JUNE 17 CENTRALIA, IL TARO MYAKI (60:00) DRAW (1-1)

JUNE 18 ST LOUIS HANS SCHMIDT WON

JUNE 25 INDIANAPOLIS & THE BRUISER (WWA WTC)
VS NICOLI & BORIS VOLKOFF N. C.

JUNE 26 MINNEAPOLIS PAMPERO FIRPO WON (DQ)

JULY 3 ? ST LOUIS (TV) JOE TOMASSO WON (2-0)

JULY 7 DAVENPORT, IA PAMPERO FIRPO N. C.

JULY 9 INDIANAPOLIS ANGELO POFFO ?

JULY 13 NASHVILLE LOU THESZ (NWA WC?) N. C.

JULY 14 ST LOUIS & JOE TANGARO
VS BOB GEIGEL & TARO MYAKI WON

JULY 17 INDIANAPOLIS GENE KINISKI LOST (1-2)
(ON UNDERCARD THE ASSASSINS DEFEATED THE VOLKOFFS FOR WWA WTC.)

JULY 17 ? ST LOUIS (TV) FRITZ VON ERICH DDQ

JULY 22 DAVENPORT PAMPERO FIRPO N. C.

JULY 23 INDIANAPOLIS JOHNNY KACE WON

JULY 24 ? ST LOUIS (TV) TARO MYAKI WON

AUG. 6 INDIANAPOLIS & BOBBY MANAGOFF
VS THE ASSASSINS (GUY MITCHELL & JOE TOMASSO) COR (2-1)

DENNIS DOLLY WON

AUG. 7 MURCIE IND & THE BRUISER
VS THE ASSASSINS DQ

AUG. 7 ? ST LOUIS (TV) TIM TYLER WON

1965
AUG. 10 LOUISVILLE & JOHNNY VALENTINE
VS GENE KINISKI & THE BRUISER WON

AUG. 13 INDIANAPOLIS & BOBBY MANAGOFF
VS THE ASSASSINS LOST (1-2)

AUG. 14 SAN FRANCISCO AL COSTELLO WON

AUG. 20 ST LOUIS FRITZ VON ERICH DQ
(ATT: 9,108—CO-MAIN WITH BRUISER VS FUNK JR.)

AUG. 21 INDIANAPOLIS HANS SCHMIDT WON
(UNDERCARD TO GENE KINISKI DEFEATING THE BRUISER FOR IND WWA TITLE.)

SEPT. 4 ? ST LOUIS (TV) HANS GRABMIRE WON

SEPT. 10 ST LOUIS FRITZ VON ERICH WON
(ATT: 6,765)

SEPT. 11 INDIANAPOLIS & THE BRUISER
VS THE ASSASSINS LOST

SEPT. 15 HONOLULU, HI JUAN SEBASTIAN WON

SEPT. 18 SAN FRANCISCO KINJI SHIBUYA (US TITLE) LOST (1-2)
(ATT: 6,371)

SEPT. 24 ST LOUIS THE MONGOLIAN STOMPER WON
(ATT: 6,485—CO-MAIN WITH KINISKI VS HENNING)

SEPT. 25 INDIANAPOLIS & ANGELO POFFO
VS THE ASSASSINS LOST

SEPT. 25 ST LOUIS (TV) DAN PLECHAS WON

OCT. 2 INDIANAPOLIS MOOSE CHOLAK WON

OCT. 5 NASHVILLE & TONY BAILLARGEON
VS KARL & ERIC VON BRAUNER WON (DQ)

OCT. 6 ST LOUIS (TV) & PAT O’CONNOR
VS JOE TOMASSO & DAN PLECHAS WON (2-0)

OCT. 7 DENVER HARLEY RACE WON (DQ)

OCT. 12 NASHVILLE ALEZ PEREZ (US TITLE) WON (DQ)

OCT. 16 INDIANAPOLIS & JOHNNY VALENTINE (WWA WTC)
VS THE ASSASSINS LOST (1-2)

OCT. 19 NASHVILLE LOU THESZ (NWA WC?) N. C.

OCT. 21 TERRE HAUTE & DICK THE BRUISER (WWA TC)
VS THE ASSASSINS LOST
1965
OCT. 22 ST LOUIS LOU THESZ (NWA WC) LOST (1-2)
(ATT: 8,365)

OCT. 23 CHICAGO GENE KINISKI (WWA WC) DRAW

OCT. 26 NASHVILLE TOR KAMATA WON

OCT. 30 INDIANAPOLIS JOHNNY VALENTINE (45:00) DRAW

NOV. 1 OMAHA (TV) & VERNE GAGNE
VS BOB RADAR & CHRIS BELKAS WON

NOV. 2 SIOUX CITY, IA BOB MORGAN WON

NOV. 5 ST LOUIS THE MONGOLIAN STOMPER WON

NOV. 6 CHICAGO GENE KINSKI (WWA WC) LOST

NOV. 9 LOUISVILLE GENE KINISKI (WWA WC) LOST

NOV. 11 INDIANAPOLIS & ANGELO POFFO (WWA WTC)
VS THE ASSASSINS LOST (1-2)
(IN MAIN EVENT SNYDER INTERFERED WITH KINISKI VS ELLIS.).

NOV. 12 DENVER MAD DOG VACHON DEFEATED THE CRUSHER FOR AWA WC

NOV. 13 SAN FRANCISCO FREDDY BARON WON

NOV. 17 HONOLULU THE ALASKAN WON

NOV. 25 INDIANAPOLIS JOHNNY VALENTINE LOST

NOV. 26 TERRE HAUTE MOOSE CHOLAK WON (2-1)

NOV. 29 MEMPHIS KANJI (ANTONIO) INOKI WON

NOV. 30 NASHVILLE THE DESTROYER (US TITLE VS MASK-NO DQ) WON
(REFEREE-ARCHIE MOORE—DESTROYER UNMASKED AS JOE VARGA)

NOV. 30 LOUISVILLE & DICK THE BRUISER (WWA WTC)
VS THE ASSASSINS N. C.

DEC. 7 LOUISVILLE & DICK THE BRUISER (WWA WTC)
VS THE ASSASSINS N. C.

DEC. 10 INDIANAPOLIS & MOOSE CHOLAK & ANGELO POFFO
VS GENE KINISKI & THE ASSASSINS WON

DEC. 11 CHICAGO & PAT O’CONNOR (WWA WTC?)
VS THE ASSASSINS DRAW

DEC. 13 CHICAGO NEWSPAPER REPORTS HAVE BRUISER & SNYDER BUYING THE
CHICAGO TERRITORY RIGHTS FROM FRED KOHLER, USING
BOB LUCE AS A FRONT MAN.

1965
DEC. 16 FT WAYNE GENE KINISKI (WWA WC) LOST

DEC. 17 TERRE HAUTE GENE KINISKI (WWA WC) ?

DEC. 20 MEMPHIS ALEX PEREZ (US TITLE) WON

DEC. 21 NASHVILLE & JOHNNY APOLLO & CORSICA JOE & LEN ROSSI
VS KANJI INOKI & HIRO MATSUDA & ALEX PEREZ & TOJO YAMAMOTO LOST

DEC. 25 INDIANAPOLIS THE BRUISER DEFEATS GENE KINISKI FOR IND WWA WC.

DEC. 25 INDIANAPOLIS & MOOSE CHOLAK (IND WWA WTC WIN)
VS THE ASSASSINS (GUY MITCHELL & JOE TOMASSO) WON
(UNDERCARD TO THE BRUISER DEFEATING GENE KINISKI FOR WWA WC.)

DEC. 27 DENVER MAD DOG VACHON (AWA WC) WON (DQ)

DEC. 29 FT WAYNE HUGHIE LONG WON

1966
JAN. 5 DENVER & MIGHTY IGOR
VS HARLEY RACE & LARRY HENNIG LOST

JAN. 7 ST LOUIS MOOSE CHOLAK WON
( UNDERCARD TO GENE KINISKI DEFEATING LOU THESZ FOR NWA WC.)

JAN. 8 CHICAGO JOHNNY VALENTINE N. C.
(UNDERCARD OF NWA WC KINISKI DEFEATING THE WWA WC BRUISER. ATT: 7,000.)

JAN. 13 FT WAYNE & MOOSE CHOLAK (WWA WTC)
VS THE ASSASSINS DDQ
(SNYDER INTERFERED WITH KINISKI/BRUISER DEATH MATCH.)

JAN. 15 INDIANAPOLIS & MOOSE CHOLAK (WWA WTC)
VS GENE KINISKI & FRITZ VON ERICH WON (DQ)

JAN. 18 LOUISVILLE & DICK THE BRUISER
VS THE ASSASSINS LOST

JAN. 19 DENVER MAD DOG VACHON ?

JAN. 21 TERRE HAUTE THE ASSASSIN II WON (DQ)

JAN. 22 CHICAGO MAURICE “MAD DOG” VACHON (AWA WC) COR

JAN. 25 LOUISVILLE & MOOSE CHOLAK
VS THE ASSASSINS LOST

FEB. 1 LOUISVILLE & MOOSE CHOLAK (WWA WTC)
VS THE ASSASSINS ?

FEB. 4 ST LOUIS ALEX PEREZ WON

1966
FEB. 5 CHICAGO & VERNE GAGNE (AWA WTC)
VS HARLEY RACE & LARRY HENNIG DDQ

FEB. 8 FT WAYNE GENE KINISKI (NWA WC) LOST

FEB. 12 ? ST LOUIS (TV) TOR KAMATA WON

FEB. 16 DENVER HARLEY RACE WON

BATTLE ROYAL (WON BY MIGHTY IGOR)

FEB. 17 FT WAYNE FRITZ VON ERICH LOST

FEB. 18 ST LOUIS FRITZ VON ERICH LOST
(ATT: 8,340—CO-MAIN TO ELLIS VS CHOLAK)

FEB. 19 INDIANAPOLIS FRITZ VON ERICH N. C. (1-1)

FEB. 25 RACINE, WT & BOBBY MANAGOFF
VS THE CRUSHER & ANGELO POFFO DDQ

FEB. 26 CHICAGO & VERNE GAGNE (AWA WTC)
VS HARLEY RACE & LARRY HENNIG WON (DQ)
(UNDERCARD OF AWA WC VACHON’S UNIFICATION WIN OVER WWA WC BRUISER.)

FEB. 28 MEMPHIS GENE KINISKI (NWA WC) COR (1-2)

MARCH 1 LOUISVILLE & MOOSE CHOLAK (WWA WTC)
VS THE ASSASSINS WON

MARCH 3 FT WAYNE & MOOSE CHOLAK (IND WWA WTC LOSS)
VS THE ASSASSINS LOST (1-2)
(ASSASSINS MANAGED BY BOBBY HEENAN)

MARCH 5 INDIANAPOLIS ?? FRITZ VON ERICH ?? LOST

MARCH 18 INDIANAPOLIS & KEN HOLLIS (WWA WTC ?)
VS THE ASSASSINS LOST

MARCH 19 ST PAUL MAD DOG VACHON (AWA WC) COR
(CO-MAIN EVENT—ATT: 8,647)

MARCH 21 MEMPHIS MARIO GALENTO WON

MARCH 24 FT WAYNE & THE BRUISER (WWA WTC)
VS THE ASSASSINS LOST

MARCH 25 TERRE HAUTE & DICK THE BRUISER (WWA WTC)
VS THE ASSASSINS N. C.

MARCH 26 CHICAGO & VERNE GAGNE (WWA WTC WIN)
VS THE ASSASSINS WON
(WWA WTC NOT USED IN CHICAGO AFTER THIS DATE. ASSASSINS STILL CHAMPS IN INDIANAPOLIS)

1966
-----------------JAPANESE TOUR #1 FOR 8TH WORLD LEAGUE TOURNAMENT----------------------
MARCH 31 HIMEJI & DON LEWIN
VS SHOHEI BABA & UMANOSUKE UEDA WON

APRIL 1 OSAKA & PEDRO MORALES
VS SHOHEI BABA & MICHIAKI YOSHIMURA WON

APRIL 2 OSAKA SHOHEI BABA DRAW

APRIL 3 OKAYAMA UMANOSUKE UEDA WON

APRIL 4 HIROSHIMA & BILLY TWO RIVERS
VS KINTARO OKI & MICHIAKI YOSHIMURA LOST

APRIL 6 FUKUOKA & DONN LEWIN
VS SHOHEI BABA & MR MOTO WON

APRIL 7 SAGA MITSU HIRAI WON

APRIL 8 NAGASAKI & DONN LEWIN
VS SHOHEI BABA & MICHIAKI YOSHIMURA LOST

APRIL 9 KUMAMOTO & PEDRO MORALES
VS KINTARO OKI & YOSHINOSATO WON (DQ)

APRIL 12 KAGOSHIMA & PEDRO MORALES & LONNIE MAYNE
VS SHOHEI BABA & KINTARO OKI & MICHIAKI YOSHIMURA LOST

APRIL 15 OITA MR MOTO WON

APRIL 16 KITAKYUSHU YOSHINOSATO WON

APRIL 17 IWAKUNI & DONN LEWIN & ARMAN HUSSEIN
VS SHOHEI BABA & YOSHINOSATO & MITSU HIRAI WON

APRIL 18 YAMAGUCHI & DONN LEWIN & LONNIE MAYNE
VS SHOHEI BABA & UMANOSUKE & MICHIAKI YOSHIMURA WON

APRIL 20 FUKUYAMA & LONNIE MAYNE & ARMAN HUSSEIN
VS KINTARO OKI & MICHIAKI YOSHIMURA & YOSHINOSATO LOST

APRIL 22 MARUGAME MICHIAKI YOSHIMURA WON

APRIL 24 TOKUSHIMA & DONN LEWIN
VS SHOHEI BABA & UMANOSUKE WON

APRIL 25 MATSUYAMA & LONNIE MAYNE
VS SHOHEI BABA & MICHIAKI YOSHIMURA LOST

APRIL 27 FUSE & PEDRO MORALES (VACANT ASIAN TAG TITLE)
VS SHOHEI BABA & MICHIAKI YOSHIMURA DRAW

APRIL 28 NISHINOMIYA & DONN LEWIN & JIM GRABMIRE
VS KINTARO OKI & MITSU HIRAI & YOSHINOSATO LOST
1966
APRIL 29 OTSU & PEDRO MORALES & LONNIE MAYNE
VS SHOHEI BABA & YOSHINOSATO & MITSU HIRAI WON

APRIL 30 NAGOYA & LONNIE MAYNE & DONN LEWIN
VS SHOHEI BABA & KINTARO OKI & MICHIAKI YOSHIMURA WON

MAY 1 TOYAMA & ARMAN HUSSEIN
VS SHOHEI BABA & YOSHINOSATO LOST

MAY 2 FUKUI & PEDRO MORALES & LONNIE MAYNE
VS MICHIAKI YOSHIMURA & KINTARO OKI & UEDA WON

MAY 3 HAMAMATSU & PEDRO MORALES & DONN LEWIN
VS SHOHEI BABA & YOSHINOSATO & UEDA WON

MAY 4 SHIZUOKA & LONNIE MAYNE
VS SHOHEI BABA & MICHIAKI YOSHIMURA LOST

MAY 6 ASHIAGA & LONNIE MAYNE & BILLY TWO RIVERS
VS KINTARO OKI & MR MOTO & YOSHINOSATO LOST

MAY 8 MATSUMOTO & BILLY TWO RIVERS
VS SHOHEI BABA & MICHIAKI YOSHIMURA LOST

MAY 9 KOFU & PEDRO MORALES & LONNIE MAYNE
VS KINTARO OKI & MICHIAKI YOSHIMURA & UEDA WON

MAY 10 UEDA & PEDRO MORALES & LONNIE MAYNE
VS SHOHEI BABA & KINTARO OKI & MICHIAKI YOSHIMURA DCOR

MAY 11 MAEBASHI KINTARO OKI WON (COR)

MAY 13 TOKYO SHOHEI BABA (8TH WORLD LEAGUE TOUR FINAL) COR
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------.

MAY 21 CHICAGO & MOOSE CHOLAK (WWA WTC ?)
VS THE ASSASSINS LOST
(UNDERCARD TO THE BRUISER DEFEATING VACHON FOR WWA WC.)

MAY 27 MILWAUKEE & VERNE GAGNE (AWA WTC)
VS LARRY HENNIG & HARLEY RACE WON
(THE DECISION WAS LATER REVERSED BECAUSE WRONG MAN WAS PINNED IN 3RD FALL.)

JUNE 4 MINNEAPOLIS MOOSE CHOLAK WON

JUNE 11 INDIANAPOLIS & DICK THE BRUISER (IND WWA WTC WIN)(ATT: 3,000)
VS THE ASSASSINS WON (2-1)

JUNE 17 MILWAUKEE GUY MITCHELL WON

JUNE 24 CHICAGO MAD DOG VACHON DRAW

JUNE 25 INDIANAPOLIS & DICK THE BRUISER (IND WWA WTC LOSS)
VS THE ASSASSINS LOST
1966
JUNE 28 DAVENPORT IA BIG K WON (DQ)

JULY 7 MOLINE ANGELO POFFO WON

JULY 9 INDIANAPOLIS & LUIS MARTINEZ (WWA WTC)
VS THE ASSASSINS DDQ

JULY 16 MILWAUKEE & DOUG GILBERT
VS MOOSE CHOLAK & CHRIS MARKOFF WON

JULY 16 INDIANAPOLIS (TV) BEN JARRELS WON

JULY 23 INDIANAPOLIS & LUIS MARTINEZ (IND WWA WTC WIN)
VS THE ASSASSINS WON (2-1)

JULY 25 CHICAGO ANGELO POFFO WON

AUG. 1 VALPARAISO IND & LUIS MARTINEZ (WWA WTC?)
VS THE ASSASSINS ?

AUG. 5 CHICAGO & VERNE GAGNE
VS THE ALASKEN & STAN KOWALSKI LOST

AUG. 6 IMDIANAPOLIS & MOOSE CHOLAK & LUIS MARTINEZ
VS THE DESTROYER & THE ASSASSINS LOST
AUG. 11 TERRE HAUTE & LUIS MARTINEZ (WWA WTC)
VS BORIS & NICOLI VOLKOFF ?

AUG. 13 MINNEAPOLIS CHRIS MARKOFF WON

AUG. 19 MILWAUKEE BIG K WON

AUG. 20 INDIANAPOLIS & LUIS MARTINEZ (WWA WTC)
VS THE ASSASSINS WON

AUG. 26 CHICAGO MOOSE CHOLAK WON

AUG. 27 MINNEAPOLIS & VERNE GAGNE
VS THE ALASKAN & STAN KOWALSKI WON

SEPT. 3 INDIANAPOLIS & LUIS MARTINEZ (WWA WTC)
VS THE DESTROYER & ASSASSIN #1 WON (DQ)

SEPT. ? LAFAYETTE & LUIS MARTINEZ (IND WWA WTC LOSS)
VS CHRIS MARKOFF & ANGELO POFFO LOST

SEPT. 7 ? ST LOUIS (TV) JIM WEHBA WON

SEPT. 10 ST PAUL KILLER KOWALSKI LOST

SEPT. 16 MILWAUKEE MAD DOG VACHON (AWA WC) DCOR
(ATT: 2,127)
.

1966
SEPT. 17 INDIANAPOLIS THE DESTROYER (DICK BEYER) WON (COR)

SEPT. 24 ? ST LOUIS (TV) MITSU ARAKAWA WON (DQ)

SEPT. 29 ELKHART & LUIS MARTIEZ
VS THE ASSASSINS ?

OCT. 3 MEMPHIS AL COSTELLO (US TITLE) DDQ

OCT. 5 NASHVILLE AL COSTELLO (US TITLE) WON (DQ)

OCT. 7 ST LOUIS MITSU ARAKAWA WON

OCT. 8 INDIANAPOLIS MITSU ARAKAWA DEFEATS THE BRUISER FOR WWA WC

OCT. 10 MEMPHIS AL COSTELLO (US TITLE) WON

OCT. 13 MILWAUKEE MAD DOG VACHON (AWA WC) WON (DQ)

OCT. 17 MEMPHIS & CORSICA JOE
VS TOJO YAMAMOTO & PROFESSOR ITO LOST

OCT. 21 CHICAGO KILLER KOWALSKI WON (KO)

OCT. 22 ? ST LOUIS (TV) TOR KAMATA WON

OCT. 24 MEMPHIS RONNIE ETCHISON WON

OCT. 28 ST LOUIS THE CRUSHER DQ
(ATT: 7,408—CO-MAIN TO BRUISER VS O’CONNOR)

NOV. 5 INDIANAPOLIS THE DESTROYER WON (DQ)

NOV. 8 DALLAS BLACKJACK DANIELS WON

NOV. 9 SAN ANTONIO & BOB ELLIS & DUKE KEOMUKA
VS WALDO VON ERICH & BLACK JACK DANIELS & DANNY PLECHAS WON

NOV. 10 MILWAUKEE MITSU ARAKAWA WON

NOV. 11 CHICAGO MAD DOG VACHON (AWA WC) LOST

NOV. 12 OMAHA DALE LEWIS ?
(THE BRUISER DEFEATED MAD DOG VACHON FOR AWA WC IN MAIN EVENT.)

NOV. 16 DENVER & JACK LANZA
VS HARLEY RACE & LARRY HENNIG LOST

NOV. 17 ELKHART IN & THE BRUISER
VS THE ASSASSINS WON

NOV. 19 OMAHA MAD DOG VACHON DEFEATED THE BRUISER FOR AWA WC.


1966
NOV. 24 INDIANAPOLIS & JACK LANZA (WWA WTC)
VS CHRIS MARKOFF & ANGELO POFFO LOST (1-2)

NOV. 25 ST LOUIS CHRIS MARKOFF WON

NOV. 30 DENVER & DICK THE BRUISER
VS HARLEY RACE & LARRY HENNIG LOST

DEC. 2 MILWAUKEE HARLEY RACE LOST

DEC. 9 ST LOUIS BOBBY GRAHAM DRAW

DEC. 10 INDIANAPOLIS THE MONGOL WON (2-1)

DEC. 14 DENVER & DICK THE BRUISER
VS HARLEY RACE & LARRY HENNIG WON

DEC. 16 CHICAGO MITSU ARAKAWA WON

DEC. 24 ? ST LOUIS (TV) BOB BAKER (OX BAKER) WON

DEC. 29 ELKHART & THE CRUSHER
VS CHRIS MARKOFF & ANGELO POFFO ?

DEC. 30 MILWAUKEE & THE BRUISER
VS HARLEY RACE & LARRY HENNIG LOST

1967
JAN. 6 ST LOUIS & BEARCAT WRIGHT
VS WALDO VON ERICH & BOBBY GRAHAM WON

JAN. 7 ST LOUIS (TV) & THOR HAGEN (HANDICAPE MATCH)
VS THE CRUSHER N. C.

JAN. 14 ELKHART THE ASSASSIN WON

JAN. 14 ? ST LOUIS (TV) & BEARCAT WRIGHT
VS OX (BOB) BAKER & JOHNNY POWERS WON (DQ 2-0)

JAN. 17 MOLINE ILL KILLER KOWALSKI WON (DQ)

JAN. 18 DANVER THE ALASKAN WON

JAN. 20 ST LOUIS & BEARCAT WRIGHT (ATT: 7,499)
VS GENE KINISKI & THE CRUSHER WON (DQ 2-0)

JAN. 21 INDIANAPOLIS THE DESTROYER WON (COR)
(ON CARD BRUISER & CRUSHER BEAT POFFO & MARKOFF FOR WWA WTC.)

JAN. 28 ST LOUIS (TV) THE VIKING WON

FEB. 2 CHICAGO & JACK LANZA
VS CHRIS MARKOFF & ANGELO POFFO LOST

1967
FEB. 3 ST LOUIS THE CRUSHER WON
(ATT: 9,906)

FEB. 9 FORT WAYNE MITSU ARAKAWA (WWA WC) LOST

FEB. 15 DENVER MOOSE CHOLAK WON

FEB. 16 MILWAUKEE CHRIS MARKOFF WON

FEB. 17 INDIANAPOLIS MITSU ARAKAWA (WWA WC) COR
(MAIN EVENT HAD BRUISER & CRUSHER LOSSING WWA WTC TO POFFO & MARKOFF. ATT: 4,072)

FEB. 18 ? ST LOUIS (TV) JACK DONOVAN WON

FEB. 20 CHICAGO EL MONGOL WON

FEB. 21 MOLINE THE ALASKAN WON

FEB. 25 INDIANAPOLIS & JACK LANZA (WWA WTC)
VS ANGELO POFFO & CHRIS MARKOFF ?

MARCH 1 DENVER WALDO VON ERICH ?

MARCH 2 FORT WAYNE & THE BRUISER (WWA WTC)
VS ANGELO POFFO & CHRIS MARKOFF DDQ

MARCH 3 ST LOUIS GENE KINISKI (NWA WC) LOST (1-2)
(ATT: 11,693)

MARCH 13 DENVER & ERNIE LADD (AWA WTC?)
VS HARLEY RACE & LARRY HENNIG LOST

MARCH 17 ST LOUIS KILLER KOWALSKI DRAW

MARCH 18 INDIANAPOLIS & JACK LANZA
VS JOHNNY VALENTINE & THE MONGOL WON

MARCH 23 FORT WAYNE & THE BRUISER (WWA WTC)
VS ANGELO POFFO & CHRIS MARKOFF WON (DQ)

APRIL 6 FORT WAYNE & JACK LANZA (WWA WTC)
VS ANGELO POFFO & CHRIS MARKOFF LOST

APRIL 8 INDIANAPOLIS JOHNNY VALENTINE WON

APRIL 14 MILWAUKEE MITSU ARAKAWA WON (DQ)

APRIL 15 ? ST LOUIS (TV) & GUY MITCHELL
VS KILLER KOWALSKI & BULLDOG HENNING LOST

APRIL 15 CHICAGO KILLER KOWALSKI WON


1967
APRIL 19 DENVER & THE CRUSHER
HARLEY RACE & LARRY HENNIG WON (DQ)

BATTLE ROYAL (WON BY ERNIE LADD)

APRIL 20 FORT WAYNE & JACK LANZA
VS ANGELO POFFO & CHRIS MARKOFF LOST

APRIL 21 ST LOUIS KILLER KOWALSKI WON (DQ)
(ATT: 7,136—CO-MAIN WITH CARPENTIER VS VON ERICH)

APRIL 29 INDIANAPOLIS GUY HEENAN WON

APRIL 29 ? ST LOUIS (TV) ROBERTO PICO WON

MAY 4 FORT WAYNE & REGGIE PARKS (WWA WTC)
VS ANGELO POFFO & CHRIS MARKOFF LOST

MAY 5 CHICAGO THE ALASKAN WON

MAY 13 INDIANAPOLIS & JACK LANZA & MOOSE CHOLAK
VS ANGELO POFFO & CHRIS MARKOFF & GUY HEENAN ?

MAY 18 FORT WAYNE GUY HEENAN WON

MAY 19 ST LOUIS & BEARCAT WRIGHT (30:00)
VS JOHNNY POWERS & THE CRUSHER DRAW (1-1)

MAY 27 INDIANAPOLIS REFEREE MARKOFF/POFFO VS LANZA/CHOLAK

MAY 28 ELKHART & JACK LANZA (WWA WTC)
VS CHRIS MARKOFF & ANGELO POFFO LOST

JUNE 2 CHICAGO JOHNNY POWERS DRAW

JUNE 3 FORT WAYNE & THE BRUISER (WWA WTC)(ATT: 3,000)
VS ANGELO POFFO & CHRIS MARKOFF LOST

JUNE 10 MINNEAPOLIS KENNY YATES WON

JUNE 10 MINNEAPOLIS & DALE LEWIS (AWA WTC?)
VS HARLEY RACE & LARRY HENNIG LOST

JUNE 16 ST LOUIS & DORY FUNK JR & JOHN PAUL HENNING
VS THE CRUSHER & FRITZ VON ERICH & MOOSE EVANS WON (DQ)

JUNE 23 CHICAGO JOHNNY POWERS DRAW

JUNE 24 INDIANAPOLIS & JACK LANZA (WWA WTC)
VS ANGELO POFFO & CHRIS MARKOFF LOST
(LANZA TURNED & INJURIED SNYDER IN INDIANA.)

JUNE 28 LOS ANGELES (TV) RON ROMANO WON

1967
JULY 1 LOS ANGELES COWBOY HUGHES WON

JULY 1 ? ST LOUIS (TV) & RON REED
VS MITSU ARAKAWA & STEVE STANLEE WON (2-1)

JULY 14 LOS ANGELES KARL GOTCH DRAW

JULY 15 SAN FRANCISCO JOHNNY CARR WON

JULY 15 INDIANAPOLIS BRUISER & CRUSHER DEFEATED POFFO & MARKOFF. MIGHT
HAVE WON WWA WTC THEM OR EARLY IN JULY AT
LAFAYETTE.

JULY 28 CHICAGO THE DESTROYER DDQ

JULY 31 VALPARAISO IN & MOOSE CHOLAK
VS ANGELO POFFO & CHRIS MARKOFF ?

AUG. 11 CHICAGO BLACK JACK LANZA WON (DQ)

AUG. 12 ? ST LOUIS (TV) & SONNY MYERS
VS MITSU ARAKAWA & JACK DONOVAN WON (2-1)

AUG. 19 INDIANAPOLIS JACK LANZA LOST

AUG. 25 ST LOUIS & SONNY MYERS
VS JIM STARR & MOOSE CHOLAK WON (2-1)

SEPT. 2 ? ST LOUIS (TV) JOE TOMASSO WON

SEPT. 2 CHICAGO JOHNNY POWERS WON

SEPT. 9 INDIANAPOLIS & MOOSE CHOLAK
VS MITSU ARAKAWA & DR MOTO LOST

SEPT. 15 ST LOUIS & JOHNNY VALENTINE
VS MITSU ARAKAWA & JACK DONOVAN WON

SEPT. 16 CHICAGO ANGELO POFFO WON

SEPT. 29 ST LOUIS THE CRUSHER (20:00) DRAW

SEPT 30 INDIANAPOLIS MITSU ARAKAWA (WWA WC WIN) WON

OCT. 5 FORT WAYNE MITSU ARAKAWA (WWA WC) WON (DQ)
(ATT: 1,300)

OCT. 13 INDIANAPOLIS JOHNNY VALENTINE (WWA WC) WON
(ATT: 3,500)

OCT. 14 ? ST LOUIS (TV) CARLOS MENDOZA WON

OCT. 20 ST LOUIS MOOSE EVANS WON


1967
OCT. 21 CHICAGO & PAT O’CONNOR
VS HARLEY RACE & LARRY HENNIG WON (DQ)

OCT. 27 MILWAUKEE DR X (DICK BEYER) UTC

NOV. 3 CHICAGO & PAT O’CONNOR (AWA WTC)
VS HARLEY RACE & CHRIS MARKOFF WON

NOV. 4 INDIANAPOLIS JOHNNY POWERS (WWA WC) N. C.
(ATT: 7,000)

NOV. 10 CHICAGO & PAT O’CONNOR (AWA WTC WIN)
VS HARLEY RACE & CHRIS MARKOFF WON

NOV. 11 ? ST LOUIS (TV) GENE KINISKI (NWA WC?)(25:00) DRAW

NOV. 17 ST LOUIS & PAT O’CONNOR
VS THE CRUSHER & WALDO VON ERICH WON (DQ)

NOV. 18 ELKHART MITSU ARAKAWA (WWA WC) ?

NOV. 18 ST LOUIS (TV) HERCULES BOBBY GRAHAM WON

NOV. 23 INDIANAPOLIS JOHNNY POWERS (WWA WC) WON
(ATT: 6,500)

DEC. 1 ST LOUIS GENE KINISKI (NWA WC) LOST (1-2)
(ATT: 6,654)

DEC. 2 CHICAGO & PAT O’CONNOR (AWA WTC LOSS)(ATT: 12,000)
VS DR MOTO & MITSU ARAKAWA LOST

DEC. 8 INDIANAPOLIS GENE KINISKI (WWA WC VS NWA WC) DRAW
(ATT: 2,758 $5,930.00).

DEC. 16 ST LOUIS (TV) & EDWARD CARPENTIER
VS MITSU ARAKAWA & THE VIKING WON (2-0)

DEC. 27 INDIANAPOLIS BLACK JACK LANZA (WWA WC LOST) UTC
(ATT: 5,500-SNYDER HURT NECK & COULDN’T COME OUT FOR 3RD FALL.)

DEC. 30 ELKHART IN JACK LANZA ?

1968
JAN. 5 ST LOUIS & PAT O’CONNOR & MOOSE EVANS
VS JOHNNY POWERS & DR SCARLET & MOOSE CHOLAK WON

JAN. 6 HAMMOND & MOOSE CHILAK (WWA WTC)
VS MITSU ARAKARA & DR MOTO ?

JAN. 9 MOLINE DR. X DQ

JAN. 12 MILWAUKEE HARD BOILED HAGGERTY WON (DQ)
1968
JAN. 19 INDIANAPOLIS & THE BRUISER (WWA WTC)
VS MITSU ARAKAWA & DR MOTO LOST

JAN. 27 CHICAGO & PAT O’CONNOR (AWA WC)
VS MITSU ARAKAWA & DR MOTO LOST

FEB. 2 ST LOUIS & PAT O’CONNOR
VS DR SCARLET & STAN MOOSE WON

FEB. 3 INDIANAPOLIS BLACKJACK LANZA (WWA WC) DCOR
(ATT: 5,200)

FEB. 10 HAMMOND IN & THE BRUISER (AWA WTC)
VS MITSU ARAKAWA & DR MOTO ?

FEB. 16 ST LOUIS STAN KOWALSKI WON (DQ)

FEB. 17 INDIANAPOLIS DR MOTO WON

MARCH 1 INDIANAPOLIS & MOOSE CHOLAK (WWA WTC)
VS MITSU ARAKAWA & DR MOTO LOST

MARCH 4 MOLINE DR. X DQ

MARCH 5 CHICAGO BLACK JACK LANZA DRAW

MARCH 15 ST LOUIS &EDWARD CARPENTIER
VS THE CRUSHER & STAN KOWALSKI WON

(PAT O’CONNOR TOOK OVER ST LOUIS BOOKING FROM BOBBY BRUNS. BILLY WATSON & BOBBY MANAGOFF SOLD THERE ST LOUIS STOCK TO BOB GEIGEL & GUST KARRAS.)

MARCH 16 ST LOUIS & ED CARPENTIER
VS THE CRUSHER & STAN KOWALSKI LOST

MARCH 18 ST LOUIS TAMAYO SATO WON

MARCH 22 INDIANAPOLIS & BILL WATTS (AWA WTC)
VS MITSU ARAKAWA & DR MOTO DQ

MARCH 23 CHICAGO THE BIG K WON

APRIL 5 ST LOUIS THE CRUSHER LOST
(ATT: 4,983—CO-MAIN WITH KINISKI VS DR SCARLET (BILL WATTS.)

APRIL 6 INDIANAPOLIS & MOOSE CHOLAK
VS JACK LANZA & BOBBY HEENAN WON

APRIL 13 CHICAGO BLACK BART WON

APRIL 20 INDIANAPOLIS BLACKJACK LANZA (NON-TITLE) WON
(HEENAN HANDCUFFED TO MOOSE CHOLAK.)


1968
APRIL 27 ELKHART, IN & THE BRUISER (WWA WTC)
VS MITSU ARAKAWA & MR MOTO WON

MAY 4 INDIANAPOLIS BLACK JACK LANZA (WWA WC) DQ

MAY 4 ? ST LOUIS (TV) STAN MOOSE WON

MAY 11 ? ST LOUIS (TV) BARON VON HEISINGER WON

MAY 17 ST LOUIS THE CRUSHER (TX DEATH MATCH) WON
(ATT: 5,080—A CO-MAIN EVENT. SAID TO BE A TERRIBLE MATCH.)

JUNE 8 MINNEAPOLIS & BILL WATTS
VS MIKE DIBIASE & KENNY YATES WON

& BILL WATTS
VS DR X & HARLEY RACE WON

JUNE 15 INDIANAPOLIS ANGELO POFFO WON (DQ)

JUNE 26 DULUTH DR. X WON (DQ)

JUNE 29 MINNEAPOLIS DR. X WON

JUNE 29 CHICAGO & MOOSE CHOLAK
VS MITSU ARAKAWA & DR MOTO LOST

JULY 10 DULUTH DR. X UTC

JULY 12 MILWAUKEE DR. X DRAW

BATTLE ROYAL (WON BY THE BRUISER)

JULY 13 MINNEAPOLIS BOB BOYER WON

JULY 13 MINNEAPOLIS DR. X LOST

JULY 17 BLOOMINGTON DUTCH SAVAGE WON

JULY 17 MINNEAPOLIS ROBERTO PICO WON

JULY 26 INDIANAPOLIS BIG K WON

JULY 27 CHICAGO & COWBOY BILL WATTS
VS MITSU ARAKAWA & DR MOTO DRAW

AUG. 10 CHICAGO DR X (DICK BEYER) LOST

AUG. 17 MINNEAPOLIS ROBERTO PICO WON

AUG. 17 BLOOMINGTON DUTCH SAVAGE WON

AUG.. 24 INDIANAPOLIS & PAT O’ CONNOR (IND WWA WTC WIN)
VS MITSU ARAKAWA & DR MOTO (TOR KAMATA) WON
1968
SEPT. 7 CHICAGO DR X DQ

SEPT. 11 EVANSVILLE & MOOSE CHOLAK
VS MITSU ARAKAWA & MR MOTO ?

SEPT. 21 INDIANAPOLIS JOHNNY KACE WON

BATTLE ROYAL (WON BY BILL WATTS)

OCT. 7 ST LOUIS (TV) & PAT O’CONNOR
VS ANGELO POFFO & JACK LANZA WON

OCT. 11 INDIANAPOLIS (TV) ANGELO POFFO WON

OCT. 28 EKHART & PAT O’CONNOR (IND WWA WTC LOSS)
VS MITSU ARAKAWA & DR MOTO LOST

OCT. 31 FORT WAYNE & PAUL CHRISTY (WWA WTC)(ATT: 1,800)
VS MITSU ARAKAWA & DR MOTO LOST

NOV. 1 ST LOUIS MITSU ARAKAWA WON

NOV. 1 ST LOUIS MITSU ARAKAWA WON

NOV. 2 INDIANAPOLIS & PRINCE PULLINS
VS FRANK & JACK DILLINGER LOST

NOV. 14 FORT WAYNE & VERNE GAGNE (WWA WTC)
VS MITSU ARAKAWA & DR MOTO LOST.

NOV. 16 HAMMOND & PAUL CHRISTY
VS FRANK & JACK DILLINGER ?

NOV. 28 INDIANAPOLIS & THE BRUISER (WWA WTC)(ATT: 6,000+)
VS MITSU ARAKAWA & DR MOTO N. C.

DEC. 6 ST LOUIS BARON VON HEISINGER WON

DEC. 7 HAMMOND & PRINCE PULLINS
VS FANK & JACK DILLINGER ?

DEC. 14 INDIANAPOLIS RON BREZNICK WON

DEC. 14 INDIANAPOLIS & LUIS MARTINEZ
VS FRANK & JACK DILLINGER LOST

--------------------------------------------------JAPANESE TOUR #2---------------------------------------------------
DEC. 27 TOYKO ANTONIO INOKI DRAW

DEC. 28 CHICAGO BRUISER & CRUSHER BEAT ARAKAWA & MOTO FOR
AWA/WWA WTC.


1969
JAN. 3 TOKYO & DANNY HODGE (INT TAG TITLE)(60:00) (ATT: 10,500)
VS SHOHEI BABA & ANTONIO INOKI DRAW

JAN. 4 TAKASAKI & TOM JONES & BUSTER LLOYD
VS SHOHEI BABA & ANTONIO INOKI & KINTARO OKI LOST

JAN. 5 KOCHI & DANNY HODGE & BOB BOYER
VS SHOHEI BABA & ANTONIO INOKI & MICHIAKI YOSHIMURA LOST

JAN. 6 TOKUSHIMA & BOB BOYER
VS SHOHEI BABA & KINTARO OKI LOST

JAN. 7 MATSUYAMA MICHIAKI YOSHIMURA WON

JAN. 9 HIROSHIMA & DANNY HODGE (INT TAG TITLE WIN)
VS SHOHEI BABA & ANTONIO INOKI WON

JAN. 11 OSAKA SHOHEI BABA (INT TITLE) LOST

JAN. 12 FUJISAWA & TOM JONES & BUSTER LLOYD
VS SHOHEI BABA & KINTARO OKI & MICHIAKI YOSHIMURA LOST

JAN. 16 MITO & BOB BOYER
VS SHOHEI BABA & ANTONIO INOKI LOST

JAN. 18 YAIZU & TOM JONES & BUSTER LLOYD (RUFUS R. JONES)
VS SHOHEI BABA & ANTONIO INOKI & KINTARO OKI LOST
.
JAN. 19 HAMAKITA & DANNY HODGE & TOM JONES
VS SHOHEI BABA & KINTARO OKI & KOTETSU YAMAMOTO DCOR

JAN. 24 ? TOKYO & BOB BOYER
VS SHOHEI BABA & ANTONIO INOKI LOST

JAN. 24 TOKYO & DANNY HODGE & TOM JONES
SHOHEI BABA & MITSU HIRAI & KINTARO OKI LOST

JAN. 26 HANNOHI & TOM JONES
VS SHOHEI BABA & ANTONIO INOKI LOST

JAN. 28 TOKYO & BOB BOYER & BUSTER LLOYD
VS SHOHEI BABA & ANTONIO INOKI & MITSU HIRAI LOST

JAN. 30 YOKOSUKA & BOB BOYER & TOM JONES
VS SHOHEI BABA & ANTONIO INOKI & KINTARO OKI LOST

JAN. 31 TOKYO ANTONIO INOKI WON (DQ)

FEB. 3 SAPPORO MOTOSHI OKUMA WON

FEB. 4 SAPPORO & DANNY HODGE (INT TAG TITLE)
VS SHOHEI BABA & ANTONIO INOKI DQ (1-2)


1969
FEB. 7 TOKYO & DANNY HODGE & BOB BOYER
VS SHOHEI BABA & ANTONIO INOKI & KINTARO OKI LOST

FEB. 8 SENDAI & BOB BOYER
VS SHOHEI BABA & ANTONIO INOKI LOST

FEB. 11 AKITA & DANNY HODGE (INT TAG TITLE LOSS)
VS SHOHEI BABA & ANTONIO INOKI LOST
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

FEB. 11 TAMPA DORY FUNK JR DEFEATED GENE KINISKI FOR NWA WC.

FEB. 21 INDIANAPOLIS BLACKJACK LANZA (WWA WC) COR

FEB. 22 HAMMOND & MOOSE CHOLAK
VS FRANK & JACK DILLINGER ?

MARCH 1 CHICAGO MIKE RIKER WON

MARCH 7 ST LOUIS & LUIS MARTINEZ
VS WALDO VON ERICH & BOB GEIGEL LOST

MARCH 8 HAMMOND & PAT O’CONNOR
VS FRANK & JACK DILLINGER WON (DQ)

MARCH 13 CLEVELAND MR MOTO WON

MARCH 15 INDIANAPOLIS BLACKJACK LANZA (WWA WC)(60:00) DRAW

MARCH 18 CHICAGO & PAT O’CONNOR
VS MAD DOG & PAUL VACHON DRAW

MARCH 21 ST LOUIS & RUDY MARTIN
VS HARLEY RACE & BOB GEIGEL LOST

MARCH 29 ELKHART & PAT O’CONNOR
FRANK & JACK DILLENGER LOST

APRIL 5 INDIANAPOLIS (TV) NICOLI VOLKOFF WON

APRIL 10 FORT WAYNE & EDOUARD CARPENTIER
FRANK & JACK DILLINGER LOST

APRIL 11 ST LOUIS & RAY GUNKEL
VS HARLEY RACE & BOB GEIGEL LOST

APRIL 12 INDIANAPOLIS & PAT O’CONNOR
VS FRANK & JACK DILLINGER LOST

APRIL 15 HAMMOND & LUIS MARTINEZ
VS COMRADE BORIS & COMRADE NICK WON (DQ)

APRIL 17 CLEVELAND & WALTER JOHNSON
VS REGINALD & HARTFORD LOVE LOST
1969
APRIL 19 ELKHART BLACKJACK LANZA N. C.

APRIL 24 CLEVELAND & JOHNNY POWERS
VS REGINALD & HARTFORD LOVE LOST

APRIL 25 INDIANAPOLIS & MOOSE CHOLAK
VS FRANK & JACK DILLINGER DDQ

APRIL 26 CHICAGO & COWBOY BILL WATTS
VS FRANK & JACK DILLINGER N. C.

MAY 3 ELKHART & THE BRUISER
VS REGINALD & HARTFORD LOVE COR

MAY 8 FT WAYNE BLACKJACK LANZA LOST

MAY 9 MILWAUKEE & RED BASTIEN & BILLY LYONS
VS DR X & LARRY HENNIG & ANGELO POFFO WON

MAY 10 INDIANAPOLIS & MOOSE CHOLAK (LUMBERJACK MATCH)
VS FRANK & JACK DILLINGER LOST

MAY 16 ST LOUIS HARLEY RACE DRAW

MAY 22 FORT WAYNE & THE BRUISER
VS FRANK & JACK DILLINGER N. C.

MAY 24 HAMMOND & LUIS MARTINEZ
VS NICOLI & BORIS VOLKOFF ?

MAY 31 MILWAUKEE DR X WON (DQ)

JUNE 7 FORT WAYNE & THE BRUISER
VS FRANK & JACK DILLINGER LOST

JUNE 10 HAMMOND & MOOSE CHOLAK
VS FRANK & JACK DILLINGER LOST

JUNE 14 ELKHART JOHNNY KACE ?

JUNE 20 INDIANAPOLIS FRANK & JACK DILLINGER DEFEATED BRUISER & CRUSHER
FOR WWA WTC..

JUNE 21 ANGOLA, IN MITSU ARAKAWA ?

JUNE 27 HAYWARD, WI PAMPERO FIRPO ?

JUNE 28 MINNEAPOLIS STAN THE MOOSE WON

JUNE 28 BLOOMINGTON DR X WON (DQ)

JULY 5 CHICAGO ANGELO POFFO WON

JULY 12 MILWAUKEE BIG K WON

1969
JULY 15 CENTRALIA, IL & RONNIE ETCHISON
VS BOB GEIGEL & KO COXS WON (2-1)

JULY 16 LEMAY & PAT O’CONNOR
VS DICK MURDOCH & DAVE COX WON

JULY 19 ANGOLA, IN BLACKJACK LANZA (WWA WC) ?

JULY 25 INDIANAPOLIS BIG K WON

JULY 26 MINNEAPOLIS KENNY YATES WON

JULY 26 MINNEAPOLIS DR. X COR

AUG. 2 ANGOLA BLACKJACK LANZA (WWA WC) ?

AUG. 8 PRINCETON & BILL WATTS
VS MAD DOG & BUTCHER VACHON ?

AUG. 9 CHICAGO FRANK DILLINGER WON

AUG. 15 ST LOUIS BOB GEIGEL N. C.

AUG. 23 INDIANAPOLIS DIRTY DON WON

AUG. 23 MILWAUKEE LARS ANDERSON WON

AUG. 29 INDIANAPOLIS & PAT O’CONNOR (WWA WTC)
VS FRANK & JACK DILLINGER LOST
(UNDERCARD TO BRUISER BEATING JACK LANZA FOR WWA WC)

AUG. 30 CHICAGO BLACK JACK LANZA DRAW

SEPT. 6 LOS ANGELES & BILL WATTS (AWA WTC)
VS MAD DOG & BUTCHER VACHON LOST

SEPT. 13 CHICAGO & PAT O’CONNOR
VS MAD DOG & BUTCHER VACHON LOST

SEPT. 20 MINNEAPOLIS BILL WATTS WON

SEPT. 27 CHICAGO & EDWARD CARPENTIER (AWA WTC)
VS MAD DOG & BUTCHER VACHON LOST

OCT. 3 MILWAUKEE BLACKJACK LANZA DQ

OCT. 4 HAMMOND & LUIS MARTINZ
VS FRANK & JACK DILLINGER ?

OCT. 11 CHICAGO LARRY HENNIG WON

OCT. 17 ST LOUIS K. O. COX WON


1969
OCT. 18 INDIANAPOLIS & BOBO BRAZIL
VS FRANK & JACK DILLINGER LOST

OCT. 24 MILWAUKEE BATTLE ROYAL

OCT. 25 ELKHART & LUIS MARTINEZ
VS JACK & JIM DILLENGER LOST

OCT. 25 ? ST LOUIS (TV) RICK SANCHEZ WON

OCT. 28 OMAHA BOB GEIGEL WON

NOV. 1 HAMMOND BARON VON RASCHKE ?

NOV. 1 ST LOUIS (TV) OX BAKER WON (2-0)

NOV. 6 FORT WAYNE & BOBO BRAZIL
VS FRANK & JACK DILLINGER LOST

NOV. 7 ST LOUIS & ERNIE LADD
VS WALDO VON ERICH & BOB GEIGEL WON

NOV. 8 INDIANAPOLIS BARON VON RASCHKE WON (COR)

NOV. 8 ST LOUIS (TV) BILL RUSSELL WON

NOV. 13 MILWAUKEE BUDDY SMITH WON

NOV. 20 FORT WAYNE & BOBO BRAZIL
VS FRANK & JACK DILLINGER LOST

NOV. 21 ST LOUIS & DICK THE BRUISER
VS BARON VON RASCHKE & JACK LANZA WON (DQ)
(ATT: 7,146)

? CHICAGO FRANK DILLINGER SHOT IN BAR & HAS LEG AMPUTATED.
WWA WTC VACATED.

NOV. 27 INDIANAPOLIS BARON VON RASCHKE DRAW
(JACK & JIM DILLINGER (CHRIS COLT) DEFEATED BRUISER & CHOLAK FOR VACATED WWA WTC.)

NOV. 29 ELKHART BARON VON RASCHKE DQ

DEC. 4 MILWAUKEE HARD BOILED HAGGERTY WON

DEC. 5 ST LOUIS & DEWEY ROBERTSON (30:00)
VS BARON VON RASCHKE & MOOSE CHOLAK WOF

DEC. 13 ? ST LOUIS (TV) ANGELO POFFO WON

DEC. 26 INDIANAPOLIS THE SHEAK (US TITLE) DCOR

DEC. 27 ELKHART BARON VON RASCHKE ?

1969
DEC. 27 ? ST LOUIS (TV) & TIM BROOKS
VS BARON VON RASCHKE & BOB GEIGEL LOST

1970
JAN. 3 CHICAGO & MOOSE CHOLAK
VS JACK & JIM DILLINGER LOST

JAN. 8 FORT WAYNE & APACHE LOUIS
VS JACK & JIM DILLINGER LOST

JAN. 9 ST LOUIS & DEWEY ROBERTSON (HANDICAP MATCH)
VS BARON VON RASCHKE WON

JAN. 10 ? ST LOUIS BILL RUSSELL WON

JAN. 17 ST LOUIS LUKE GRAHAM WON

JAN. 17 INDIANAPOLIS & MOOSE CHOLAK (WWA WTC)
VS JACK & JIM DILLINGER WON
(TITLE CHANGE BUT BELTS WERE LATER RETURNED.)

JAN. 20 CHICAGO BUTCHER VACHON WON

JAN. 22 FORT WAYNE BARON VON RASCHKE LOST

JAN. 23 ST LOUIS BARON VON RASCHKE LOST
(ATT: 6,354 IN CO-MAIN TO O’CONNOR VS WALDO VON ERICH)

FEB. 3 CHICAGO BARON VON RASCHKE COR

FEB. 6 ST LOUIS ERNIE BEMIS WON

FEB. 7 ELKHART & MOOSE CHOLAK (WWA WTC)
VS JACK & JIM DILLINGER WON (DQ)

FEB. 20 ATLANTA NICK BOCKWINKEL LOST

FEB. 27 ATLANTA NICK BOCKWINKEL WON

MARCH 7 INDIANAPOLIS & MOOSE CHOLAK (WWA WTC)
VS JACK & JIM DILLINGER LOST

MARCH 10 DENVER BLACKJACK LANZA LOST

MARCH 14 ELKHART BARON VON RASCHKE (WWA WC) ?

MARCH 19 FORT WAYNE & PAUL CHRISTY
VS JACK & JIM DILLINGER LOST

MARCH 20 ST LOUIS & JACK BRISCO (HANDICAP MATCH)
VS BLACK JACK LANZA WON (FTP)
(ATT: 9,206—CO-MAIN WITH O’CONNOR VS VAN RASCHKE)


1970
MARCH 28 INDIANAPOLIS & BILL MILLER (WWA WTC)
VS JACK & JIM DILLINGER DDQ

APRIL 3 ST LOUIS & JACK BRISCO & ERNIE LADD
VS CRIMSON KNIGHT & LARS ANDERSON & JACK LANZA WON

APRIL 4 ELKHART BARON VON RASCHKE (WWA WC) LOST

APRIL 5 ST LOUIS (TV) BATTLE ROYAL (WON BY PAT O’CONNOR)

APRIL 7 CHICAGO LARS ANDERSON WON (DQ)

APRIL 9 FORT WAYNE & BILL MILLER (MILLER TURNED ON SNYDER)
VS JACK & JIM DILLINGER LOST

APRIL 11 ? ST LOUIS (TV) 7 MAN BATTLE ROYAL (WON BY PAT O’CONNOR)

APRIL 17 ST LOUIS 12 MAN BATTLE ROYAL (WON OVER BOBBY HEENAN)

BARON VON RASCHKE DRAW

APRIL 18 INDIANAPOLIS & THE BRUISER (WWA WTC)
VS JACK & JIM DILLINGER DDQ

APRIL 18 ? ST LOUIS (TV) & JIM VALEN
VS JACK LANZA & VON RASCHKE LOST

APRIL 21 CHICAGO JIM DILLINGER DQ

APRIL 30 FORT WAYNE DR BIG BILL MILLER WON

MAY 7 MILWAUKEE BLACKJACK LANZA DDQ

MAY 8 ST LOUIS & DORY FUNK JR (ATT: 6,577)
VS GENE KINISKI & JACK LANZA WON (1-2)

MAY 18 CHICAGO LARRY HENNIG WON (DQ)

MAY 21 FORT WAYNE BARON VON RASCHKE DCOR

MAY 26 INDIANAPOLIS & MR KLEEN (WWA WTC)
VS JACK & JIM DILLINGER LOST

JUNE 2 CHICAGO DR X WON (DQ)

JUNE 12 ST LOUIS & PAT O’CONNOR & DEWEY ROBERTSON
VS CRIMSON KNIGHT & VON RASCHKE & JACK LANZA LOST (1-2)

JUNE 16 CHICAGO & ERNIE LADD (AWA WTC)
VS MAD DOG & BUTCHER VACHON LOST

JUNE 26 INDIANAPOLIS MITSU ARAKAWA WON
(MAIN EVENT HAD BRUISER & MILLER BEATING THE DILLINGERS FOR WWA WTC.)

1970
JULY 17 INDIANAPOLIS THE KANGAROOS DEFEATED BRUISER/MILLER FOR WWA
WTC.

JULY 25 MINNEAPOLIS BLACKJACK LANZA DQ

JULY 31 MILWAUKEE BILL HOWARD WON

AUG. 1 INDIANAPOLIS & ERNIE LADD & BOBO BRAZIL
VS BARON VON RASCHKE & THE KANGAROOS WON

AUG. 12 ST LOUIS TARZAN TYLER DRAW

AUG. 14 COMISKEY PARK, CHICAGO MITSU ARAKAWA WON

AUG. 21 ST LOUIS TARZAN TYLER DRAW

AUG. 24 FORT WORTH MIKE YORK ?

AUG. 25 DALLAS KILLER KARL KOX DRAW

SEPT. 1 CHICAGO & LUIS MARTINEZ
VS AL COSTELLO & ROY HEFFERMAN LOST

SEPT. 15 CHICAGO & PEPPER GOMEZ
VS AL COSTELLO & ROY HEFFERMAN LOST

SEPT. 18 FORT WORTH & MOOSE CHOLAK & PAUL CHRISTY
VS AL COSTELLO & DON KENT & GEORGE CANNON LOST

SEPT. 19 HAMMOND & MOOSE CHOLAK
VS BARON VON RASCHKE & JACK LANZA WON (DQ)

SEPT. 26 INDIANAPOLIS & PAT O’CONNOR (WWA WTC)
VS THE KANGARLOOS LOST

11 MAN BATTLE ROYAL (WON BY CHOLAK)

OCT. 2 ST LOUIS & JACK BRISCO & RUFUS R. JONES
VS MOOSE CHOLAK & CRIMSON KNIGHT & VON RASCHKKE WON

OCT. 9 ATLANTA & RAY GUNKEL
VS THE ASSASSINS N. C.

NOV. 6 ST LOUIS & THE BRUISER & JACK BRISCO
VS ROCK HUNTER & BOB GEIGEL & MOOSE CHOLAK WON

NOV. 9 CHICAGO BOB WINDHAM WON

DEC. 4 ST LOUIS 16 MAN BATTLE ROYAL (WON BY JACK BRISCO)

& DEWEY ROBERTSON
VS HANS SCHMIDT & VON RASCHKE DRAW

DEC. 5 HAMMOND & PEPPER GOMEZ
VS HANS SCHMIDT & BARON VON RASCHKE WON (DQ)
1970
DEC. 11 DENVER NICK BOCKWINKEL DRAW

DEC. 26 INDIANAPOLIS & MOOSE CHOLAK (IND WWA WTC WIN)
VS AL COSTELLO & DON KENT WON

1971
JAN. 7 FORT WAYNE BIG BILL MILLER WON

JAN. 12 DALLAS KILLER KOWALSKI LOST

JAN. 15 ST LOUIS LES WOLF WON

JAN. 16 INDIANAPOLIS & MOOSE CHOLAK (WWA WTC)
VS HANS SCHMIDT & BLACKJACK LANZA WON

JAN. 20 ELKHART & MOOSE CHOLAK (WWA WTC)
VS HANS SCHMIDT & BARON VON RASCHKE ?

JAN. 29 MUNCIE IND BARON VON RASCHKE (WWA VS US TITLES) ?

FEB. 5 ST LOUIS MOOSE CHOLAK WON

FEB. 13 INDIANAPOLIS & MOOSE CHOLAK (WWA WTC HELD UP)
VS AL COSTELLO & DON KENT LOST

FEB. 20 ELKART & MOOSE CHOLAK (WWA WTC)
VS HANS SCHMIDT & BARON VON RASCHKE WON

MARCH 5 ST LOUIS JOHN TOLOS DRAW

MARCH 6 INDIANAPOLIS & ERNIE LADD & MOOSE CHOLAK
VS BARON VON RASCHKE & THE KANGAROOS WON

MARCH 12 ATLANTA & BILL DROMO
VS THE ASSASSINS DRAW

MARCH 20 CHICAGO HANS SCHMIDT WON

MARCH 25 VALPARAISO IN & MOOSE CHOLAK (WWA WTC)
VS ALCASTELLO & DON KENT ?

MARCH 27 INDIANAPOLIS & MOOSE CHOLAK (WWA WTC)
VS AL COSTELLO & DON KENT WON

APRIL 10 CHICAGO BLACK JACK LANZA DRAW

APRIL 20 MOLINE, IL MAD DOG VACHON LOST

APRIL 23 MUNCIE & PRINCE PULLINS
VS DON & JOHN FARGO NO SHOW

APRIL 24 CHICAGO AL COSTELLO WON

APRIL 29 WINNIPEG BIG K WON
1971
APRIL 30 MILWAUKEE & BULL BULLINSKI (AWA WTC)
VS MAURICE & PAUL VACHON LOST

MAY 14 INDIANAPOLIS & MIGHTY IGOR & IVAN KALMIKOFF
VS AL COSTELLO & DON KENT & GEORGE CANNON LOST

MAY 15 CHICAGO BIG BILL MILLER WON

MAY 25 INDIANAPOLIS & MOOSE CHOLAK (WWA WTC)
VS DON & JOHN FARGO WON

JUNE 4 CHICAGO & MOOSE CHOLAK
VS HANS SCHMIDT & BARON VON RASCHKE LOST

JUNE 12 ANGOLA IN & MOOSE CHOLAK (WWA WTC)
VS HANS SCHMIDT & BARON VON RASCHKE ?

JUNE 18 INDIANAPOLIS & MOOSE CHOLAK (WWA WTC LOSS)
VS AL COSTELLO & DON KENT LOST

JUNE 19 ANGOLA, IN BARON VON RASCHKE (WWA WC) ?

JUNE 26 CHICAGO BARON VON RASCHKE LOST

JULY 10 MILWAUKEE BARON VON RASCHKE DCOR

JULY 16 INDIANAPOLIS HANS SCHMIDT WON

JULY 17 CHICAGO MAD DOG VACHON WON

JULY 21 SAN ANTONIO BRONKO LUBICH WON

AUG. 7 CHICAGO & RED BASTIEN
VS HANS SCHMIDT & BARON VON RASCHKE LOST

AUG. 14 MINNEAPOLIS WILF CARON WON

AUG. 21 INDIANAPOLIS & PAUL CHRISTY (WWA WTC WIN)
VS AL COSTELLO & DON KENT WON

OCT. ? DETROIT WWA TAKES OVER TERRITORY USING SNYDER & CHRISTY AS
WWA TAG CHAMPS & THERE OWN STORY LINES.

OCT. 8 ATLANTA BUDDY COLT WON (DQ)

SEPT. 17 ST LOUIS LOU KLEIN WON

SEPT. 24 HAMMOND & MOOSE CHOLAK
VS BLACK JACK MULLIGAN & BARON VON RASCHKE N. C.

SEPT. 25 INDIANAPOLIS & PAUL CHRISTY (WWA WTC)
VS BARON VON RASCHKE & BLACKJACK MULLIGAN WON (DQ 2-0)


1971
OCT. 1 FT WAYNE & PAUL CHRISTY (WWA WTC)
VS DAN MILLER & RICKY CORTEZ WON

OCT. 8 ATLANTA BUDDY COLT WON (DQ)

OCT. 14 INDIANAPOLIS & PAUL CHRISTY (WWA WTC)
VS BLACKJACKS LANZA & MULLIGAN DDQ
(UNDERCARD TO THE BRUISER BEATING VON RASCHKE FOR WWA WC.)

OCT. 21 FT WAYNE & MOOSE CHOLAK & THE PROFESSOR
VS VON RASCHKE & THE BLACKJACKS WON

OCT. 22 HAMMOND & PAUL CHRISTY
VS BLACKJACKS MULLIGAN & LANZA LOST

OCT. 23 DETROIT & PAUL CHRISTY (WWA WTC)
VS BLACKJACKS LANZA & MULLIGAN DDQ

NOV. 6 DETROIT & PAUL CHRISTY (WWA WTC LOSS)
VS BLACK JACKS LANZA & MULLIGAN LOST

NOV. 9 CHICAGO & BILLY ROBINSON
VS BLACKJACKS MULLIGAN & LANZA LOST

NOV. 12 MILWAUKEE ANGELO POFFO WON

NOV. 26 DETROIT & PAUL CHRISTY (WWA WTC)
VS BLACKJACKS LANZA & MULLIGAN LOST
(UNDERCARD TO VON RASCHKE BEATING THE BRUISER FOR WWA WC).

NOV. 29 INDIANAPOLIS & THE PROFESSOR (DOUG “LINDSEY” GILBERT)
VS THE BLACKJACKS DRAW
(UNDERCARD TO VON RASCHKE BEATING THE BRUISER FOR WWA WC.)

DEC. 2 FT WAYNE & PAUL CHRISTY (WWA WTC)
VS THE BLACKJACKS NO SHOW

DEC. 3 MILWAUKEEE & BILLY ROBINSON
VS RAY STEVENS & NICH BOCKWINKEL WON

DEC. 10 DETROIT BARON VON RASCHKE (WWA WC) LOST
(ATT: 4,198)

DEC. 18 INDIANAPOLIS & PAUL CHRISTY (WWA WTC LOSS)
VS THE BLACKJACKS LANZA & MULLIGAN LOST

DEC. 27 FT WAYNE 9 MAN BATTLE ROYAL (WON BY THE PROFESSIOR)

DEC. 29 INDIANAPOLIS & ART THOMAS (WWA WTC)
VS THE BLACKJACKS LOST
1972
JAN. 13 FT WAYNE & THE PROFESSIOR & MOOSE CHOLAK
VS NICOLI VOLKOFF & BILL MILLER & ANGELO POFFO LOST
1972
FEB. 8 INDIANAPOLIS BLACKJACK LANZA WON

FEB. 15 INDIANAPOLIS & PAUL CHRISTY
VS BLACKJACK LANZA & MULLIGAN COR

FEB. 26 DETROIT & THE BRUISER (WWA WTC)
VS BLACKJACK LANZA & MULLIGAN DDQ

FEB. 29 INDIANAPOLIS REFEREE BLACKJACKS VS BRUISER/THOMAS

MARCH 17 ATLANTA WRESTLED IN A TOURNAMENT

MARCH 21 INDIANAPOLIS BILLY RED CLOUD BEAT VON RASCHKE FOR WWA WC

MARCH 24 ELKHART ART THOMAS BEAT VON RASCHKE FOR WWA WC

MARCH 25 CHICAGO DUSTY RHODES WON (DQ)

APRIL 6 INDIANAPOLIS & ART THOMAS
VS THE GRADUATES DRAW

APRIL 15 CHICAGO THE BIG K WON

APRIL 18 INDIANAPOLIS & THE BRUISER (WWA WTC)
VS BLACKJACK LANZA & MULLIGAN DRAW

APRIL 21 ST LOUIS BLACK JACK MILLIGAN DRAW

APRIL 22 DETROIT & THE BRUISER (WWA WTC) (ATT: 8,692)
VS BLACKJACK LANZA & MULLIGAN LOST

MAY 6 CHICAGO IVAN KOLOFF LOST

MAY 20 CHICAGO THE BIG K WON

MAY 23 INDIANAPOLIS & THE BRUISER
VS THE GRADUATES WON (DQ) OR DQ

JUNE 2 INDIANAPOLIS & ART THOMAS
VS THE GRADUSTES LOST
(UNDERCARD TO VON RASCHKE BEATING BILLY RED CLOUD FOR WWA WC)

JUNE 3 DETROIT VON RASCHKE DEFEATED ART THOMAS FOR WWA WC.

JUNE 16 INDIANAPOLIS BARON VON RASCHKE (WWA WC) COR (1-2)

JUNE 17 DETROIT BOBBY HEENAN (5:00 HANDICAP MATCH) FTP

JUNE 29 LOUISVILLE & JERRY JARRETT
VS BOBBY HEENAN & BARON VON RASCHKE ?

JULY 8 CHICAGO BARON VON RASCHKE LOST

JULY 15 INDIANAPOLIS BOBBY HEENAN WON
1972
JULY 16 DETROIT & ART THOMAS
VS ANGELO POFFO & KEN DILLINGER DDQ

JULY 22 MINNEAPOLIS RALPH CROUCH WON

JULY 22 MINNEAPOLIS DUSTY RHODES WON (DQ)

JULY 27 KOKOMO IN BLACKJACK MULLIGAN ?

AUG. 5 INDIANAPOLIS RICKY CORTEZ WON

AUG. 11 GARY BLACKJACK MULLIGAN WON

AUG. 13 DETROIT BARON VON RASCHKE (WWA WC) COR

AUG. 19 MILWAUKEE IVAN KOLOFF LOST

AUG. 26 INDIANAPOLIS & VIC ROSSITANI
VS THE GRADUATES LOST

SEPT. 1 SOLDIERS FIELD CHICAGO & BILLY ROBINSON (AWA WTC)
VS NICK BOCKWINKEL & RAY STEVENS LOST

SEPT. 9 MINNEAPOLIS PANCHO POSKOWSKI WON

SEPT. 9 MINNEAPOLIS HANS HERMANN WON

SEPT. 16 INDIANAPOLIS & MOOSE CHOLAK
VS THE GRADUATES LOST

SEPT. 23 HAMMOND & BOBBY BOLD EAGLE & BILLY RED CLOUD
VS BLACKJACK LANZA & MULLIGAN & VON RASCHKE WON

SEPT. 24 MINNEAPOLIS RALPH CROUCH WON

SEPT. 27 SAN ANTONIO REFEREE FOR DORY FUNK VS RED BASTIEN

SEPT. 30 MILWAUKEE HANS HERMANN WON

(ATT: 10,169) 14 MAN BATTLE ROYAL (WON BY ANDRE)

OCT. 6 INDIANAPOLIS & ART THOMAS
VS THE BEAST & THE WOLFMAN DRAW

OCT. 7 CHICAGO HIGO HAMAGUCHI WON

OCT. 8 DETROIT & ART THOMAS (WWA WTC)
VS BLACKJACKS LANZA & MULLIGAN LOST

OCT. 10 LOUISVILLE MASKED BLITZER WON

OCT. 19 FT WAYNE & MOOSE CHOLAK & BILLY RED CLOUD
VS THE BLACKJACKS & VON RASCHKE LOST

1972
OCT. 23 INDIANAPOLIS ANGELO POFFO WON

OCT. 25 CHAMPAIGN, IL & PAUL CHRISTY (WWA WTC) (ATT: 1,000)
VS BLACKJACK LANZA & MULLIGAN LOST

OCT. 27 TERRE HAUTE BARON VON RASCHKE DCOR
(ATT: SELLOUT)

OCT. 28 HAMMOND & MOOSE CHILAK
VS THE GRADUATES WON

NOV. 2 FT WAYNE BARON VON RASCHKE (WWA WC) LOST (2-1)

NOV. 4 MINNEAPOLIS CHRIS MARKOFF WON

NOV. 4 ST PAUL LARRY HENNIG WON

NOV. 9 LOUISVILLE & BOB ELLIS
VS THE BOUNTY HUNTERS WON

NOV. 11 HAMMOND & COWBOY BOB ELLIS
VS BLACKJACKS LANZA & MULLIGAN LOST

NOV. 12 MINNEAPOLIS PANCHO VASQUEZ WON

NOV. 15 CHAMPAIGN, IL BARON VON RASCHKE (WWA WC) ?

NOV. 24 INDIANAPOLIS BARON VON RASCHKE (WWA WC) DKO

20 MAN BATTLE ROYAL (WON BY BOB ELLIS)

DEC. 1 HAMMOND & MOOSE CHOLAK
VS BLACKJACKS LANZA & MULLIGAN LOST

DEC. 2 DETROIT & ART THOMAS
VS THE BEAST & THE WOLFMAN DQ

DEC. 9 INDIANAPOLIS HIGO HAMAGUCHI WON

DEC. 16 CHICAGO LARRY HENNIG WON

DEC. 23 HAMMOND & BOB ELLIS & ART THOMAS
VS BOBBY HEENAN & VON RASCHKE & BLACKJACK MULLIGAN WON

DEC. 26 INDIANAPOLIS & COWBOY BOB ELLIS
VS BLACKJACKS LANZA & MULLIGAN LOST

DEC. 28 FT WAYNE BATTLE ROYAL (WON BY BOB ELLIS)

HIGO HAMAGUCHI WON

DEC. 29 CHICAGO 15 MAN BATTLE ROYAL (OVER DUSTY RHODES) WON

DUSTY RHODES LOST
1973
--------------------------------------------JAPANESE TOUR #3-------------------------------------------------------
JAN. 6 GIFU SHOHEI BABA DRAW

JAN. 7 FUKUYAMA & MEXICO GRANDE (RICKY ROMERO)
VS SHOHEI BABA & THUNDER SUGIYAMA LOST

JAN. 9 YAMAGUCHI & ARGENTINA APOLLO
VS SHOHEI BABA & MOTOSHI OKUMA LOST

JAN. 10 KITAKYUSHU MOTOSHI OKUMA WON

JAN. 11 KITAKYUSHU SHOHEI BABA LOST

JAN. 12 KARATSU THUNDER SUGIYAMA WON

JAN. 16 KUMAGAYA & ARGENTINA APOLLO
VS SHOHEI BABA & MASIO KOMA LOST

JAN. 17 UBE & DON LEO JONATHAN
VS SHOHEI BABA & SAMSON KUTSUWADA WON

JAN. 18 YOKOHAMA SAMSON KUTSUWADA WON

JAN. 20 HIGASHIOSAKA & DON LEO JONATHAN
VS SHOHEI BABA & THUNDER SUGIYAMA LOST

JAN. 22 HIROSHIMA & MEXICO GRANDE
VS SHOHEI BABA & MOTOSHI OKUMA LOST

JAN. 24 TOKYO & MEXICO GRANDE
VS SAMSON KUTSUWADA & THUNDER SUGIYAMA WON

JAN. 25 TOKYO SAMSON KUTSUWADA WON
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

FEB. 2 NEW CASTLE & BOB ELLIS
VS BLACKJACK MULLIGAN & VON RASCHKE ?

FEB. 9 CHICAGO & BILLY ROBINSON
VS DUSTY RHODES & DICK MURDOCH LOST

FEB. 16 HAGERSTOWN BARON VON RASCHKE (WWA WC) ?

FEB. 23 TERRE HAUTE JIMMY VALIANT LOST

FEB. 24 DETROIT BLACKJACK LANZA WON

MARCH 7 INDIANAPOLIS LADD/RASCHKE BEAT BRUISER/CRUSHER FOR WWA WTC.

MARCH 24 ELKHART & MOOSE CHOLAK
VS MITSU ARAKAWA & HIGO HAMAGUCHI ?

MARCH 29 FT WAYNE & BOLD EAGLE
VS JIMMY VALIANT & BOBBY HEENAN LOST
1973
MARCH 31 INDIANAPOLIS BOB ELLIS BEAT VON RASCHKE FOR WWA WC.

APRIL 7 CHICAGO & DON MURACO
VS NICK BOCKWINKEL & RAY STEVENS LOST

APRIL 14 DETROIT JIMMY VALIANT WON

APRIL 18 INDIANAPOLIS & MOOSE CHOLAK (WWA WTC)
VS ERNIE LADD & VON RASCHKE LOST

APRIL 19 FT WAYNE JIMMY VALIANT DDQ

APRIL 27 TERRE HAUTE BARON VON RASCHKE COR

MAY 5 CHICAGO BILLY ROBINSON DRAW

MAY 10 FT WAYNE & BULL BULLINSKI & BOBO JOHNSON
VS VON RASCHKE & JIMMY VALIANT & BOBBY HEENAN LOST

MAY 12 DETROIT BOB ELLIS BEAT VON RASCHKE FOR WWA WC

MAY 12 HAMMOND JIMMY VALIANT ?

MAY 18 KANKAKEE, IL & BOB ELLIS
VS BARON VON RASCHKE & JIMMY VALIANT ?

MAY 21 INDIANAPOLIS & THE BRUISER (WWA WTC)
VS ERNIE LADD & BARON VON RASCHKE WON (DQ)

MAY 25 TERRE HAUTE & BULL BULLINSKI
VS JIMMY VALIANT & BOBBY HEENAN DDQ

JUNE 2 TERRE HAUTE & BULL BULLINSKI & BOB ELLIS
VS VON RASCHKE & JIMMY VALIANT & BOBBY HEENAN LOST

JUNE 15 TERRE HAUTE & MOOSE CHOLAK
VS BARON VON RASCHKE & JIMMY VALIANT LOST

JUNE 23 MILWAUKEE NICK BOCKWINKEL DQ

JULY 20 TERRE HAUTE & BULL BULLINSKI
VS JIMMY VALIANT & BOBBY HEENAN WON

JULY 28 CHICAGO & BILLY ROBINSON
VS BARON VON RASCHKE & JIMMY VALIANT LOST

AUG. 3 TERRE HAUTE & COWBOY BOB ELLIS
VS VON RASCHKE & GREAT SAKI WON

AUG. 4 INDIANAPOLIS & PEPPER GOMEZ
MITSU ARAWAKA & GREAT SIKI WON

AUG. 31 TERRE HAUTE & BOB ELLIS & SAM MENACKER
VS MITSU ARAKAWA & JIMMY VALIANT & BOBBY HEENAN WON
1973
SEPT. 8 CHICAGO & BULL BULLINSKI
VS BARON VON RASCHKE & JIMMY VALIANT LOST

SEPT. 14 TERRE HAUTE & PEPPER GOMEZ
VS MITSU ARAKAWA & GREAT SIKI LOST

SEPT. 15 DETROIT & PEPPER GOMEZ
VS JIMMY VALIANT & VON RASCHKE ?

SEPT. 22 HAMMOND & ?
VS BARON VON RASCHKE & JIMMY VALIANT ?

SEPT. 27 FRANKTON, IN & BULL BULLINSKI
VS BARON VON RASCHKE & JIMMY VALIANT ?.

SEPT. 28 TERRE HAUTE & PEPPER GOMEZ (JUDO JACKET MATCH)
VS MITSU ARAKAWA & GREAT SIKI LOST

OCT. 4 FT WAYNE & PEPPER GOMEZ
VS VON RASCHKE & MITSU ARAKAWA WON

OCT. 6 HAMMOND & PEPPER GOMEZ & SAM MENACKER
VS BARON VON RASCHKE & JIMMY VALIANT & BOBBY HEENAN ?

OCT. 12 TERRE HAUTE MITSU ARAKAWA (TX DEATH MATCH) WON

OCT. 18 FT WAYNE & BOB ELLIS & PEPPER GOMEZ
VS JIMMY VALIANT & VON RASCHKE & BOBBY HEENAN LOST

OCT. 19 NEW CASTLE & PEPPER GOMEZ & BOB ELLIS
VS JIMMY VALIANT & THE BEAST & BOBBY HEENAN ?

OCT. 20 HAMMOND & PEPPER GOMEZ
VS MITSU ARAKAWA & JIMMY VALIANT ?

OCT. 31 CHICAGO SUPERSTAR BILLY GRAHAM DCOR

NOV. 3 HAMMOND & LUIS MARTINEZ
VS BARON VON RASCHKE & JIMMY VALIANT ?

NOV. 9 NEW CASTLE & BOB ELLIS
VS JIMMY VALIANT & BOBBY HEENAN ?

NOV. 17 HAMMOND & ART THOMES
VS JIMMY & JOHNNY VALIENT DDQ

NOV. 21 MUNCIE & BOB ELLIS
VS JIMMY & JON VALIANT ?

NOV. 30 TERRE HAUTE & SAM MENACKER
VS JIMMY & JON VALIANT COR

DEC. 6 ANDERSON, IN & PEPPER GOMEZ
VS JOHNNY & JIMMY VALIANT ?
1973
DEC. 7 LOGANSPORT IN & BOB ELLIS
VS VON RASCHKE & JIMMY VALIANT ?

DEC. 14 CHICAGO RAY STEVENS WON

DEC. 26 INDIANAPOLIS 2 RING BATTLE ROYAL

DEC. 27 FORT WAYNE COWBOY PARKER WON

TWO RING BATTLE ROYAL (WON BY VON RASCHKE)

1974
JAN. 4 MUNCIE & BOB ELLIS & MOOSE CHOLAK
VS BARON VON RASCHKE & THE VALIANTS ?

JAN. 10 RENSSELAER & BOB ELLIS (WWA WTC?)
VS JIMMY &JOHNNY VALIANT LOST

JAN. 11 TERRE HAUTE & MIKE SNYDER & MOOSE CHOLAK
VS MARK MANSON & KENNY DILLINGER & ABDUL SHI-KAR WON (2-1)

JAN. 16 ANDERSON & PEPPER GOMEZ
VS JIMMY &JOHNNY VALIANT ?

JAN. 18 CHICAGO BATTLE ROYAL (WON BY BILLY GRAHAM)

JAN. 25 INDIANAPOLIS BO BROWN WON

JAN. 26 MUNCIE & MIKE SNYDER
VS MITSU ARAKAWA & GREAT SAKI ?

JAN. 30 WARSAW, IN & BOB ELLIS
VS BARON VON RASCHKE & JIMMY VALIANT ?

FEB. 6 FORT WAYNE & MIKE SNYDER
VS MITSU ARAKAWA & BOBBY HEENAN WON

FEB. 7 INDIANAPOLIS JIMMY &JOHNNY VALIANT BEAT BRUISER & SAMMARTINO
FOR VACANT WWA WTC.

FEB. 8 CHICAGO BARON VON RASCHKE DQ

FEB. 13 ANDERSON IVAN KOLOFF ?

FEB. 15 TERRE HAUTE & MOOSE CHOLAK (WWA WTC)
VS JIMMY &JOHNNY VALIANT LOST

FEB. 16 HAMMOND STAN KOWALSKI ?

FEB. 21 FORT WAYNE & MIKE SNYDER & BOB ELLIS
VS JIMMY & JOHNNY VALIANT & BOBBY HENNAN LOST
.

1974
FEB. 22 DETROIT DETROIT HAS IT’S LAST WWA PROMOTED CARD

FEB. 23 NEW CASTLE & PEPPER GOMEZ (WWA WTC?)
VS JIMMY &JOHNNY VALIANT ?

APRIL 5 CHICAGO & RED BASTIEN (AWA WTC)
VS NICK BOCKWINKEL & RAY STEVENS LOST

APRIL 11 FT WAYNE & PEPPER GOMEZ
VS JIMMY VALIANT & COWBOY PARKER WON

APRIL 12 TERRE HAUTE STAN KOWALSKI DRAW

APRIL 25 FT WAYNE & BOB ELLIS (WWA WTC?)
VS JIMMY &JOHNNY VALIANT WON (DQ)

APRIL 26 ELGIN IL & PEPPER GOMEZ
VS BILLY GRAHAM & RENE GOULET WON

MAY 4 INDIANAPOLIS & PEPPER GOMEZ (IND WWA WTC WC WIN)
VS JIMMY &JOHNNY VALIANT WON

MAY 11 CHICAGO LARRY HENNIG DQ

MAY 18 CONNERSVILLE IN & BOBBY BOLD EAGLE
VS MITSU ARAKAWA & KIM DUC ?

MAY 24 KOKOMO, IN & ART THOMAS
VS MITSU ARAKAWA & KIM DUC ?

MAY 31 TERRE HAUTE & PEPPER GOMEZ
VS MITSU ARAKAWA & KIM DUC LOST

JUNE 8 FRANKTON, IN TONY ROMANO ?

JUNE 13 ANDERSON & PEPPER GOMEZ & BOB ELLIS
VS BOBBY HEENAN & MITSU ARAHAWA & KIM DUC ?

JUNE 15 INDIANAPOLIS & PEPPER GOMEZ (WWA WTC)
VS MITSU ARAKAWA & KIM DUC WON

JUNE 19 LOGANSPORT, IN & PEPPER GOMEZ (WWA WTC)
VS BOBBY HEENAN & STAN KOWALSKI ?

JUNE 29 INDIANAPOLIS & PEPPER GOMEZ (WWA WTC)(ATT: 6,000)
VS KIM DUC & STAN KOWALSKI WON

JULY 13 MINNEAPOLIS BULL BULLINSKI WON

JULY 20 INDIANAPOLIS & PEPPER GOMEZ (WWA WTC)
VS BILL MILLER & OX BAKER WON

AUG. 10 ANGOLA IN & PEPPER GOMEZ (WWA WTC)
VS KIM DUC & ARAKAWA WON
1974
AUG. 10 INDIANAPOLIS OX BAKER BEAT BOB ELLIS FOR WWA WC

AUG. 17 TERRE HERRE DOUBLE RING BATTLE ROYAL WON

TONY ROMANO WON

AUG. 31 INDIANAPOLIS & PEPPER GOMEZ (WWA WTC)
VS BILL MILLER & KIM DUC WON

SEPT. 7 CHICAGO RENE GOULET WON

SEPT. 13 TERRE HAUTE SGT JACQUES GOULET WON

SEPT. 21 INDIANAPOLIS & PEPPER GOMEZ (WWA WTC LOSS)
VS JACQUES GOMEZ & DON FARGO LOST

SEPT. 28 HAMMOND & PEPPER GOMEZ
VS MITSU ARAKAWA & KIM DUC DQ

OCT. 18 TERRE HAUTE OX BAKER (WWA WC) LOST

OCT. 19 HAMMOND & PEPPER GOMEZ
VS MITSU ARAKAWA & KIM DUC ?

OCT. 23 ANDERSON OX BAKER (WWA WC) DCOR

OCT. 30 DELPH, IN & PEPPER GOMEZ
VS MITSU ARAKAWA & KIM DUC ?

NOV. 8 TERRE HAUTE & MIKE SNYDER & BOB ELLIS
VS KIM DUC & MITSU ARAKAWA & MARK MANSON WON

DEC. 6 CHICAGO & PEPPER GOMEZ
VS NICK BOCKWINKEL & RAY STEVENS LOST

DEC. 11 LOGANSPORT, IN & PAUL CHRISTY (WWA WTC)
VS JACQUES GOULET & DON FARGO ?

DEC. 26 INDIANAPOLIS & PEPPER GOMEZ (WWA WTC)
VS JACQUES GOULET & DON FARGO COR

DEC. 27 CHICAGO & LARRY HENNING
VS JACQUES GOULET & DON FARGO LOST

DEC. 30 FORT WAYNE & PEPPER GOMEZ
VS MITSU ARAKAWA & KIM DUC WON

& PEPPER GOMEZ
VS OX BAKER & BILL MILLER WON

& PEPPER GOMEZ (TOUNAMENT FINAL WIN)
VS JACQUES GOULET & DON FARGO WON


1975
JAN. 17 ST LOUIS MOOSE CHOLAK WON

JAN. 18 TERRE HAUTE & PEPPER GOMEZ (WWA WTC)
VS JACQUES GOULET & DON FARGO LOST

JAN. 25 CHICAGO & PAT O’CONNOR & LARRY HENNIG
VS RAY STEVENS & BOBBY HEENAN & NICOLI VOLKOFF WON

FEB. 7 FT WAYNE & PEPPER GOMEZ (WWA WTC)
VS JACQUES GOULET & DON FARGO LOST

FEB. 14 INDIANAPOLIS & MOOSE CHOLAK (WWA WTC)
VS JACQUES GOULET & DON FARGO LOST

FEB. 15 NEW CASTLE BIG BILL MILLER N. C.

FEB. 21 TERRE HAUTE & MOOSE CHOLAK (WWA WTC)
VS JACQUES GOULET & DON FARGO LOST

MARCH 1 INDIANAPOLIS & MOOSE CHOLAK (WWA WTC)
VS JACQUES GOULET & DON FARGO LOST

APRIL 11 TERRE HAUTE & LOU THESZ
VS MITSU ARAKAWA & YUGO BABICH WON

APRIL 19 CHICAGO PAT O’CONNOR N. C.

MAY 16 ST LOUIS BIG BILL MILLER DRAW

BATTLE ROYAL (WON BY OMAR ATLAS)

MAY 17 CHICAGO JIMMY VALIANT DQ

MAY 23 TERRE HAUTE & LOU THESZ
VS JACQUES GOULET & ZARINOFF LEBOEUF LOST

JUNE 6 ST LOUIS RENE GOULET WON

JUNE 5 RICHMOND IN & LOU THESZ & BOBBY BOLD EAGLE
VS JACQUES GOULET & SOLDIER LEBEOUF & JOHNNY STARR ?

JUNE 21 INDIANAPOLIS OX BAKER (WWA WC) DQ
(REFEREE LOU THESZ ATT: 7,100)

JUNE 27 ANDERSON & LOU THESZ
VS JACQUES GOULET & SOLDIER LEBEOUF ?

JUNE 28 CHICAGO BIG BILL MILLER WON

JULY 12 MILWAUKEE OX BAKER DRAW

JULY 15 FARMER CITY, IL & LOU THESZ
VS JACQUES GOULET & SOLDIER LEBEOUF ?

1975
JULY 19 CHICAGO BIG BILL MILLER WON

JULY 26 MINNEAPOLIS BATTLE ROYAL (WON BY JOHNNY & JIMMY VALIANT)

AUG. 2 INDIANAPOLIS JACQUES GOULET WON (DQ)

AUG. 8 ST LOUIS & ROCKY JOHNSON
VS HARLEY RACE & OX BAKER WON

AUG. 16 CHICAGO & BILLY ROBINSON
VS JIMMY & JOHNNY VALIANT DRAW

AUG. 22 ST LOUIS & JERRY OATES & BOB GEIGEL
VS BILL MILLER & ED WISKOWSKI & BOBBY HEENAN WON

AUG. 23 MILWAUKEE SGT JACQUES GOULET WON

AUG. 30 INDIANAPOLIS CHUCK O’CONNOR (JOHN STUDD) LOST

SEPT. 5 ST LOUIS CHUCK O’CONNOR WON (DQ)

SEPT. 6 CHESTERON, IN & PAUL CHRISTY & ART THOMAS
VS MITSU ARAKAWA & CHOP CHOI & MARK MANSON ?

SEPT. 20 INDIANAPOLIS JOHNNY STARR DRAW
(MAIN EVENT HAD BRUISER & CRUSHER BEATING THE LEGIONNAIRES FOR AWA WTC)

OCT. 3 ST LOUIS BUDDY WOLF WON

OCT. 17 TERRE HAUTE & BOB ELLIS & BOLD EAGLE
VS MITSU ARAKAWA & MARK MANSON & JOHHNY STARR LOST

OCT. 18 INDIANAPOLIS CHUCK O’CONNOR (DEATH MATCH) WON

OCT. 30 FRANKTON, IN & PEPPER GOMEZ
VS JACQUES GOULET & SOLDIER LEBEOUF ?

OCT. 31 TERREHAUTE (HANDICAP MATCH)
VS MITSU ARAKAWA & MARK MANSON WON

NOV. 1 CHICAGO CHUCK O’CONNOR WON

DEC. 13 INDIANAPOLIS MASKED STRANGLER DRAW

DEC. 26 INDIANAPOLIS MASKED STRANGLER DRAW
(SNYDER ALSO INTERFERED WITH GOMEZ/BAKER TITLE MATCH.)

DEC. 27 CHICAGO OX BAKER LOST

1976
JAN. 2 FT WAYNE RODEO JONES WON
1976
JAN. 17 CHICAGO BARON VON RASCHKE WON (DQ)

JAN. 30 FT WAYNE IN TAG TOURNAMENT WITH PEPPER GOMEZ

FEB. 2 DAVENPORT & VERNE GAGNE & JIM BRUNZELL
VS BLACKJACK LANZA & BOBBY DUNCUM & BOBBY HEENAN WON

FEB. 7 CHICAGO SGT JACQUES GOULET WON

FEB. 21 INDIANAPOLIS SOLDIER LEBEOUF WON

MARCH 13 INDIANAPOLIS BAKER/O’CONNOR BEAT BRUISER/CRUSHER FOR WWA WTC..

MARCH 20 CHICAGO MASKED STRANGLER N. C.

APRIL 9 ST LOUIS & RAY CANDY
VS OX BAKER & CHUCK O’CONNOR WON

APRIL 10 HAMMOND & MOOSE CHOLAK
VS OX BAKER & CHUCK O’CONNOR LOST

APRIL 17 MILWAUKEE MAD DOG VACHON WON (DQ)

APRIL 23 ST LOUIS KIM DUK WON

APRIL 24 HAMMOND & ART THOMAS & PAUL CHRISTY
VS JOHNNY KACE & CHI CHI RODRIGUEZ & MASKED STRANGLER ?

MAY 1 INDIANAPOLIS BLACKJACK HEDDON WON
(UNDERCARD TO BRUISER/CRUSHER BEATING BAKER/O’CONNON FOR WWA WTC. AND THE MASKED SRANGLERS WIN OVER PEPPER GOMES FOR WWA WC.)

MAY 7 ST LOUIS GENE KINISKI LOST

MAY 21 ST LOUIS & RAY CANDY
VS TANK PATTON & KILLER KARL KRUPP WON (DQ)

MAY 22 MINNEAPOLIS KIM DUK WON (DQ)

JUNE 12 CHICAGO BILLY RED CLOUD WON

JUNE 25 INDIANAPOLIS MASKED STRANGLER LOST
(LIVE MATCH ON UNDERCARD TO ALI VS INOKI. ATT: 3,000—MAYBE 5,000)

JULY 10 INDIANAPOLIS & STEVE REGAL
VS THE BOUNTY HUNTERS LOST

JULY 23 CHICAGO NICK BOCKWINKEL (AWA WC) LOST

JULY 31 INDIANAPOLIS MASKED STRANGLER (WWA WC) DQ

AUG. 14 INDIANAPOLIS OX BAKER WON
(BRUISER/CRUSHER LOST WWA WTC TO THE BOUNTY HUNTERS IN MAIN EVENT.)

1976
AUG. 27 CHICAGO & GREG GAGNE & JIM BRUNZEL
VS VON RASCHKE & MAD DOG VACHON & OX BAKER WON

AUG. 28 ROCKFORD IL BLACKJACK LANZA WON

SEPT. 3 TERRE HAUTE & PAUL CHRISTY & PEPPER GOMEZ
VS THE BOUNTY HUNTERS & OX BAKER WON

SEPT. 4 INDIANAPOLIS & PEPPER GOMEZ
VS OX BAKER & JOHNNY STARR WON

SEPT. 17 TERRE HAUTE & PEPPER GOMEZ (WWA WTC)
VS THE BOUNTY HUNTERS LOST

SEPT. 18 CHICAGO & PEPPER GOMEZ
VS THE BOUNTY HUNTERS LOST

SEPT. 24 ST LOUIS & BOB BACKLUND & PEDRO MORALES
VS VON RASCHKE & TANK PATTON & BOB GEIGEL WON

OCT. 1 TERRE HAUTE & PEPPER GOMEZ & OX BAKER
VS THE BOUNTY HUNTERS & JIM KENT LOST

OCT. 8 ST LOUIS BOB GEIGEL DRAW

OCT. 9 INDIANAPOLIS & DR BILL MILLER (WWA WTC)
VS THE BOUNTY HUNTERS LOST

OCT. 15 FT WAYNE THE MASKED STRANGLER (WWA WC) LOST

OCT. 16 CHICAGO NICK BOCKWINKEL (AWA WC) LOST

NOV. 5 ST LOUIS & BOB BACKLUND & PAT O’CONNOR
VS BILLY GRAHAM & DON FARGO & ALFRED HAYES LOST

NOV. 6 INDIANAPOLIS THE MASKED STRANGLER (WWA WC) DQ

DEC. 9 FT WAYNE & BOBO BRAZIL (WWA WTC)
VS THE BOUNTY HUNTERS LOST

DEC. 10 TERRE HAUTE BOUNTY HUNTER #1 WON

DEC. 11 CHICAGO JUAN ZAPATA WON

DEC. 27 INDIANAPOLIS & BOBO BRAZIL (WWA WTC)
VS THE BOUNTY HUNTERS DDQ

DEC. 29 TERRE HAUTE & OX BAKER
VS THE BOUNTY HUNTERS LOST

1977
JAN. 8 HAMMOND & MOOSE CHOLAK
VS THE BOUNTY HUNTERS WON

1977
JAN. 13 FT WAYNE & THE BRUISER (WWA WTC-B.N. MATCH)
VS THE BOUNTY HUNTERS LOST

JAN. 15 INDIANAPOLIS & BOBO BRAZIL (WWA WTC)
VS THE BOUNTY HUNTERS WON (DQ)

FEB. 12 INDIANAPOLIS IVAN KOLOFF (EUROPEAN TITLE) LOST
(ON CARD CHOLAK/CHRISTY BEAT THE BOUNTY HUNTERS FOR WWA WTC.)

FEB. 18 CHAMPAIGN IL THE MASKED STRANGLER WON

FEB. 19 TERRE HAUTE & PAUL CHRISTY
VS JIMMY VALIANT & JOHNNY STARR WON

FEB. 25 FT WAYNE & PAUL CHRISTY & BOLD EAGLE
VS JIMMY & JOHNNY VALIANT & IGOR VOLKOFF LOST

FEB. 26 HAMMOND IVAN KOLOFF DRAW

MARCH 5 CHICAGO JIMMY VALIANT WON

MARCH 5 INDIANAPOLIS THE BRUISER BEAT THE MASKER STRANGLER FOR WWA WC.
STRANGLER WAS UNMASKED AS GUY MITCHELL.

MARCH 10 FT WAYNE & BOBO BRAZIL
VS JIMMY VALIANT & IGOR VOLKOFF WON

APRIL 2 INDIANAPOLIS IGOR VOLKOFF DRAW

APRIL 8 HAMMOND & MOOSE CHOLAK
VS JIMMY VALIANT & IGOR VOLKOFF WON

APRIL 15 CHAMPAIGN JOHNNY STARR WON

APRIL 16 TERRE HAUTE JOHNNY STARR WON

12 MAN BATTLE ROYAL (WON BY STEVE REGAL)

APRIL 30 HAMMOND & JOHNNY STARR
VS JIMMY & JOHNNY VALIANT LOST

MAY 6 KOKOMO IN JIMMY VALIANT DRAW

12 MAN BATTLE ROYAL (WON BY JIMMY VALIANT)

MAY 14 TERRE HAUTE & SPIKE HUBER
VS IGOR VOLKOFF & JOHNNY STARR WON

MAY 18 BEDFORD, IN & SPIKE HUBER
VS JOHNNY STARR & BORIS VOLKOFF WON

MAY 26 JASPER JIMMY VALIANT WON

1977
JUNE 4 TERRE HAUTE THE NEW STRANGLER WON (DQ)

JUNE 9 WINNIPEG BILLY ROBINSON LOST

JUNE 18 CHICAGO THE MASKED STRANGLER WON

JUNE 18 INDIANAPOLIS IVAN KOLOFF BEAT THE BRUISER FOR WWA WC. THE
VALIENT BROTHERS BEAT CHRISTY & CHOLAK FOR WWA
WTC.

JUNE 25 TERRE HAUTE JOHNNY VALIANT WON (COR)

JULY 1 ELWOOD, IN & MOOSE CHOLAK
VS THE NEW STRANGLER & JIMMY VALIANT WON

JULY 2 WARREN, IN JIMMY VALIANT WON (DQ)

JULY 15 ST LOUIS & RUFUS R. JONES
VS RAY STEVENS & JIMMY VALIANT WON

JULY 16 INDIANAPOLIS IVAN KOLOFF (WWA WC) WON (DQ)

JULY 19 LOOGOOTEE & MOOSE CHOLAK (WWA WTC)
VS JIMMY & JOHNNY VALIANT LOST

JULY 22 ELNORA IVAN KOLOFF (WWA WC) N. C.

JULY 23 CHICAGO IVAN KOLOFF N. C.

AUG. 5 TERRE HAUTE JIMMY VALIANT WON (COR)

AUG. 6 INDIANAPOLIS IVAN KOLOFF (WWA WC) LOST

AUG. 27 INDIANAPOLIS & THE BRUISER (WWA WTC)
VS JIMMY & JOHNNY VALIANT DDQ

SEPT. 10 CHICAGO IVAN KOLOFF N. C.

SEPT. 17 INDIANAPOLIS JIMMY VALIANT LOST

OCT. 1 ROCKFORD & ART THOMAS
VS JIMMY & JOHNNY VALIANT LOST

OCT. 8 INDIANAPOLIS (TV) & THE BRUISER (CAGE MATCH)
VS JIMMY & JOHNNY VALIANT WON

OCT. 14 BLOOMINGTON & SPIKE HUBER (WWA WTC)
VS JIMMY & JOHNNY VALIANT LOST

OCT. 15 CHICAGO JOHNNY VALIANT WON

NOV. 10 ROCKFORD NICK BOCKWINKEL LOST

NOV. 12 INDIANAPOLIS & DON DENUCCI (WWA WTC)
VS JIMMY & JOHNNY VALIANT LOST
1977
DEC. 3 CHICAGO IVAN KOLOFF COR

DEC. 9 ST LOUIS RANDY COLLEY NO SHOW

DEC. 26 INDIANAPOLIS & DON DENUCCI (WWA WTC)
VS JIMMY & JOHNNY VALIANT LOST
(UNDERCARD TO THE BRUISER BEATING IVAN KOLOFF FOR WWA WC.)

DEC. 28 SPRINGFIELD IL & PAUL CHRISTY (WWA WTC)
VS JIMMY & JOHNNY VALIANT LOST

DEC. 29 TERRE HAUTE JIMMY VALIANT (HANDICAP MATCH) WON

1978
JAN. 13 FT WAYNE & MOOSE CHOLAK
VS THE SHEIK & JOHNNY VALIANT WON

JAN. 14 CHICAGO & RED BASTIEN
VS RAY STEVENS & PAT PATTERSON LOST

FEB. 2 FT WAYNE & PAUL CHRISTY (WWA WTC?)
VS JIMMY & JOHNNY VALIANT LOST

FEB. 4 INDIANAPOLIS CRUSHER VERDE DQ

FEB. 24 HAMMOND JIMMY VALIANT WON

FEB. 25 TERRE HAUTE & MOOSE CHOLAK (WWA WTC?)
VS JIMMY & JOHNNY VALIANT N. C.

MARCH 4 INDIANAPOLIS & DOMINIC DENUCCI (IND WWA WTC WIN)
VS JOHNNY & JIMMY VALIANT WON
(SNYDER WAS A SUB FOR BRUNO SAMMARTINO. ATT: 7,100)

MARCH 9 FT WAYNE & MOOSE CHOLAK
VS JIMMY & JOHNNY VALIANT LOST

MARCH 11 CHICAGO ANGELO MOSCA COR

APRIL 1 INDIANAPOLIS & DON DENUCCI (WWA WTC)
VS CRUSHER VERDE & JIMMY VALIANT WON

APRIL 6 FORT WAYNE & DOMINIC DENUCCI (WWA WTC)
VS KILLER VERDU & JIMMY VALIANT WON

APRIL 7 TERRE HAUTE & SPIKE HUBER (ELIMINATION MATCH)
VS CRUSHER VERDE & DUKE GEORGE LOST

APRIL 8 CHICAGO BOUNTY HUNTER BOBBY VANN WON

APRIL 14 BEDFORD CRUSHER VERDE WON (DQ)

12 MAN BATTLE ROYAL WON
1977
APRIL 20 FT WAYNE CRUSHER VERDE DRAW

MAY 4 FT WAYNE & DON DENUCCI (WWA WTC?)
VS AL COSTELLO & CRUSHER VERDE WON

MAY 6 INDIANAPOLIS & DON DENUCCI (WWA WTC)
VS ERNIE LADD & JIMMY VALIANT WON

MAY 18 FT WAYNE & THE BRUISER & DON DENUCCI
VS CRUSHER VERDE & IVAN KOLOFF & JIMMY VALIANT LOST

MAY 20 CHICAGO & STEVE OLSONOSKI
VS PAT PATTERSON & RAY STEVENS LOST

JUNE 3 FT WAYNE KILLER VERDU WON

JUNE 10 INDIANAPOLIS (TV) & DON DENUCCI (WWA WTC)
VS OX BAKER & JIMMY VALIANT WON

JUNE 16 TERRE HAUTE KILLER VERDU (TX DEATH MATCH) LOST

JULY 6 KANSAS CITY KS & BOB BROWN
VS BOB SWEETAN & BUCK ROBLEY LOST

JULY 8 FT WAYNE & DON DENUCCI
VS JOHNNY VALIANT & KILLER VERDU WON

JULY 15 CHICAGO & DOMINIC DENUCCI
VS RAY STEVENS & PAT PATTERSON LOST

JULY 22 INDIANAPOLIS & DOMINIC DENUCCI (IND WWA WTC LOSS)
VS JOHNNY & JIMMY VALIANT LOST

AUG. 4 MUNCIE & PEPPER GOMEZ (WWA WTC)
VS JOHNNY & JIMMY VALIANT LOST

SEPT. 2 FT WAYNE & BOBO BRAZIL
VS JOHNNY VALIANT & GUY MITCHELL WON

SEPT. 16 INDIANAPOLIS MAD MAN MITCHELL LOST

OCT. 6 FORT WAYNE & PEPPER GOMEZ
VS JIMMY & JOHNNY VALIANT LOST

OCT. 14 CHICAGO & PEPPER GOMEZ
VS JOHNNY & JIMMY VALIANT DRAW

NOV. 3 FORT WAYNE & PEPPER GOMEZ
VS JOHNNY & JIMMY VALIANT WON

NOV. 4 INDIANAPOLIS & THE SHEIK (WWA WTC)
VS JOHNNY & JIMMY VALIANT COR
(SNYDER SUBBED FOR MARK LEWIN.)
.
1978
NOV. 25 CHICAGO & PEPPER GOMEZ
VS JOHNNY & JIMMY VALIANT WON

DEC. 1 FT WAYNE & PEPPER GOMEZ
VS AL COSTELLO & GUY MITCHELL WON

DEC. 2 INDIANAPOLIS & PEPPER GOMEZ (IND WWA WTC WIN)
VS JOHNNY & JIMMY VALIANT WON

DEC. 26 INDIANAPOLIS JOHNNY VALIANT (SUB SHEIK) WON

DEC. 30 CHICAGO & PEPPER GOMEZ
VS LORD ALFRED HAYES & BOBBY HEENAN WON

1979
JAN. 4 FT WAYNE & PEPPER GOMEZ
VS BOBBY HEENAN & ROGER KIRBY WON

BATTLE ROYAL (WON BY SPIKE HUBER)

FEB. 2 DANVILLE & PEPPER GOMEZ (NON-TITLE)
VS GUY MITCHELL & ROGER KIRBY LOST

FEB. 15 FORT WAYNE & PEPPER GOMEZ (WWA WTC)
VS MAD MAN MITCHELL & ROGER KIRBY WON

FEB. 17 INDIANAPOLIS & PEPPER GOMEZ (WWA WTC)
VS GUY MITCHELL & IGOR VOLKOFF WON

FEB. 18 MADISON & PEPPER GOMEZ (WWA WTC)
VS RUSSIAN STOMPER & MADMAN MITCHELL ?

MARCH 3 INDIANAPOLIS KING KONG (BRUISER) BRODY LOST

APRIL 1 INDIANAPOLIS & PEPPER GOMEZ (IND WWA WTC LOSS)
VS ROGER KIRBY & IGOR VOLKOFF LOST

APRIL 20 FT WAYNE & BOBO BRAZIL (WWA WTC?)
VS ROGER KIRBY & IGOR VOLKOFF LOST

APRIL 28 CHICAGO BUDDY WOLF WON

MAY 19 CHICAGO & DOUG GILBERT
VS NICK BOCKWINKEL & PAT PATTERSON WON

JUNE 9 INDIANAPOLIS & SPIKE HUBER (VACANT WWA WTC TOURN)
VS PAUL CHRISTY & ROGER KIRBY LOST

JUNE 30 CHICAGO BOBBY DUNCUM DRAW

JULY 14 INDIANAPOLIS JIM LANCASTER WON

1979
AUG. 4 INDIANAPOLIS & SPIKE HUBER (WWA WTC)
VS ROGER KIRBY & PAUL CHRISTY DCOR

AUG. 25 CHICAGO & MAD DOG VACHON
VS RAY STEVENS & PAT PATTERSON WON

SEPT. 8 INDIANAPOLIS KING KONG BRODY (WWA WC) LOST

SEPT. 22 HAMMOND IND & THE CRUSHER
VS ROGER KIRBY & PAUL CHRISTY ?

SEPT. 28 VINCENNES, IN & SPIKE HUBER
VS PAUL CHRISTY & BLACK SAINT WON

OCT. 7 INDIANAPOLIS OX BAKER DRAW

OCT. 13 CHICAGO TINY HAMPTON WON

NOV. 2 TERRE HAUTE & BOBO BRAZIL
VS PAUL CHRISTY & TINY HAMPTON LOST

NOV. 3 INDIANAPOLIS REFEREE BRODY VS BRAZIL

DEC. 1 CHICAGO OX BAKER DCOR

DEC. 8 INDIANAPOLIS JIM LANCASTER WON

DEC. 26 INDIANAPOLIS OX BAKER WON (DQ)

DEC. 27 CHICAGO ERNIE LADD WON (DQ)

TWO RING BATTLE ROYAL

DEC. 28 TERRE HAUTE BLACK SAINT WON

12 MAN POLE BATTLE ROYAL (WON BY BRAZIL)

DEC. 29 TERRE HAUTE BLACK SAINT WON

1980
JAN. 4 FORT WAYNE JERRY VALIANT WON (COR)

JAN. 5 SPRINGFIELD JERRY VALIANT ?

BATTLE ROYAL (WON BY BOBO BRAZIL)

FEB. 8 FORT WAYNE JERRY VALIANT WON (COR)

FEB. 16 INDIANAPOLIS & BOBO BRAZIL
VS TINY HAMPTON & JERRY GRAHAM JR WON

MARCH 1 CHICAGO & BOBO BRAZIL
VS ERNIE LADD & CHRIS MARKOFF WON
1980
MARCH 22 CHICAGO PAUL CHRISTY WON

MARCH 28 SUMMER IN & BOBO BRAZIL
VS JERRY VALIANT & PAUL CHISTY WON (DQ)

MARCH 30 INDIANAPOLIS & BOBO BRAZIL
VS JERRY VALIANT & PAUL CHISTY WON (DQ)

APRIL 12 SPRINGFIELD IL & SPIKE HUBER
VS PAUL CHRISTY & JERRY GRAHAM JR N. C.

APRIL 19 HAMMOND & SPIKE HUBER
VS ROGER KIRBY & PAUL CHISTY LOST

APRIL 23 SCOTTSBURY IN & SPIKE HUBER
VS JERRY VALIANT & ROGER KIRBY WON (DQ)

APRIL 27 INDIANAPOLIS PAUL CHRISTY DRAW (BRUISER/HUBER LOST TO KIRBY/VALIANT FOR WWA WTC ON CARD.)

MAY 2 FORT WAYNE & SPIKE HUBER (WWA WTC)
VS JERRY VALIANT & ROGER KIRBY LOST

MAY 3 HAMMOND & BOBO BRAZIL
VS JERRY VALIANT & PAUL CHRISTY WON

MAY 10 SPRINGFIELD & PAT O’CONNOR
VS ROGER KIRBY & PAUL CHRISTY ?

MAY 31 INDIANAPOLIS & SPIKE HUBER (WWA WTC)
JERRY VALIANT & PAUL CHRISTY LOST


JUNE 20 BERRIEN SPRINGS & DICK THE BRUISER (WWA WTC)
VS JERRY VALIANT & PAUL CHRISTY WON (DQ)

JUNE 28 INDIANAPOLIS SHEIK ALI HASSEN WON

JULY 18 CHICAGO PAT O’CONNOR N. C.
(UNDERCARD TO VERNE GAGNE DEFEATING NICK BOCKWINKEL FOR AWA WC.)

JULY 19 INDIANAPOLIS & BOBO BRAZIL (WWA WTC)
VS JERRY VALIANT & PAUL CHRISTY DQ

AUG. 16 INDIANAPOLIS & SPIKE HUBER (IND WWA WTC WIN)
VS ROGER KIRBY & JERRY VALIANT (GUY MITCHELL) WON

AUG. 23 INDIANAPOLIS & THE BRUISER
VS KING KONG BRODY & NICK BOCKWINKEL LOST

AUG. 23 CHICAGO JERRY VALIANT DQ

SEPT. 6 INDIANAPOLIS & SPIKE HUBER (WWA WTC)
VS JERRY VALIANT & PAUL CHRISTY WON
1980
SEPT. 13 CHICAGO DICK MURDOCH ?

SEPT. 21 OAKLAND JERRY VALIANT ?

OCT. 4 INDIANAPOLIS & SPIKE HUBER (WWA WTC)
VS BRUISER BRODY & JERRY VALIANT WON (DQ)

NOV. 1 INDIANAPOLIS & MOOSE CHOLAK
VS ROGER KIRBY & ALI HASSAN WON
(UNDERCARD TO ERNIE LADD BEATING BRUISER FOR WWA WC.)

NOV. 8 CHICAGO DICK MURDOCK WON (DQ)

NOV. 29 INDIANAPOLIS & SPIKE HUBER (WWA WTC)
VS PAUL CHRISTY & DON KENT WON
(UNDERCARD TO BRUISER BEATING ERNIE LADD FOR WWA WC.)

DEC. 6 CHICAGO ALI HASSAN WON

DEC. 25 INDIANAPOLIS & SPIKE HUBER
VS JERRY GRAHAM JR & DON KENT WON

DEC. 26 PEORIA & SPIKE HUBER (WWA WTC)
VS PAUL CHRISTY & ALI HASSAN WON

1981
JAN. 24 INDIANAPOLIS DON KENT DRAW

FEB. 28 INDIANAPOLIS & SPIKE HUBER (WWA WTC)
VS PAUL CHRISTY & JOHNNY VALIANT WON

APRIL 4 INDIANAPOLIS PAUL CHRISTY WON

APRIL 25 INDIANAPOLIS JOHNNY VALIANT BEAT BRUISER FOR WWA WC.

MAY 16 INDIANAPOLIS & SPIKE HUBER (WWA WTC)
VS MOOSE CHOLAK & JERRY GRAHAM JR WON

JUNE 7 MINNEAPOLIS SHEIK ADNAN LOST

JUNE 13 INDIANAPOLIS & SPIKE HUBER (IND WWA WTC LOSS)
VS PAT & MIKE KELLY LOST

JUNE 20 CHICAGO JOHNNY VALIANT WON (DQ)

JULY 3 PEORIA, IL & SPIKE HUBER
VS TINY HAMPTON & JERRY VALIANT WON

JULY 18 SPRINGFIELD PAUL CHRISTY ?

JULY 19 DANVILLE & SPIKE HUBER
VS JERRY & JOHNNY VALIANT WON
1981
JULY 24 BARTONVILLE ILL BOBO BRAZIL BEAT JOHNNY VALIANT FOR WWA WC. ATT: 420

JULY 25 INDIANAPOLIS & SPIKE HUBER (WWA WTC)
VS PAT & MIKE KELLY LOST

AUG. 21 PEORIA & SPIKE HUBER
VS PAT & MIKE KELLY WON

AUG. 22 INDIANAPOLIS BLACKJACK MULLIGAN LOST

SEPT. 12 CHICAGO & BOBO BRAZIL
VS MIKE & PAT KELLY LOST

SEPT. 19 INDIANAPOLIS & MOOSE CHOLAK (WWA WTC)
VS PAT & MIKE KELLY LOST

SEPT. 26 SPRINGFIELD & SPIKE HUBER (WWA WTC)
VS PAT & MIKE KELLY ?

OCT. 3 PEORIA & BOBO BRAZIL (WWA WTC)
VS PAT & MIKE KELLY WON (DQ)

OCT. 11 INDIANAPOLIS & DICK THE BRUISER (WWA WTC)
VS PAT & MIKE KELLY LOST

OCT. 21 CHICAGO JACQUES GOULET WON

OCT. 25 INDIANAPOLIS & DICK THE BRUISER (NO DQ MATCH)
VS PAT & MIKE KELLY WON

NOV. 10 INDIANAPOLIS & DICK THE BRUISER (WWA WC)
VS PAT & MIKE KELLY LOST

NOV. 21 CHICAGO & DICK THE BRUISER (WWA WTC)
VS PAT & MIKE KELLY ?

DEC. 6 INDIANAPOLIS THE HANGMAN WON (DQ)

DEC. 26 SPRINGFIELD, IL & WILBUR SNYDER
VS HOODED HANGMAN & JERRY VALIANT ?

DEC. 27 INDIANAPOLIS JERRY VALIANT WON (DQ)

DEC. 27 CHICAGO TOM STONE WON

1982
JAN. 16 INDIANAPOLIS & STEVE REGAL
VS JERRY VALIANT & THE HANGMAN WON

FEB. 13 INDIANAPOLIS GREG WOJOKOWSKI DRAW

FEB. 18 PEORIA THE KELLY BROTHERS NO SHOW TITLE MATCH WITH
BRUISER & HUBER.

1982
FEB. ? INDIANAPOLIS SNYDER & HUBER AWARDED WWA WTC WHEN KELLY TWINS
LEAVE PROMOTION. WWA CLAIM THAT THE KELLYS WERE
BEATTEN IN PEORIA.

MARCH 21 INDIANAPOLIS & RUFUS JONES
VS SHEIK ALI HASSAN & ABDULLAH THE GREAT WON

APRIL 3 MISHAWAKA, IN BOBBY BOLD EAGLE WON

12 MAN BATTLE ROYAL (WON BY SPIKE HUBER)

APRIL 24 INDIANAPOLIS & STEVE REGAL
VS SHEIK ALI HASSAN & ABDULLAH THE GREAT WON

APRIL 29 ANDERSON ABDULLAH THE GREAT ?

MAY 1 SPRINGFIELD, IL & SPIKE HUBER (WWA WTC)(TITLE HELD UP)
VS ALI HASSAN & ABDULLAH THE GREAT ?

MAY 14 PEORIA & SPIKE HUBER (WWA WTC)
VS ABDULLAH THE GREAT & THE HANGMAN WON

MAY 15 SPRINGFIELD & SPIKE HUBER (WWA WTC)
VS ABDULLAH THE GREAT & ALI HASSAN ?

JUNE 5 INDIANAPOLIS & SPIKE HUBER (IND WWA WTC LOSS)
VS SHEIK ALI HASSAN & ABDULLAH THE GREAT LOST

JUNE 19 INDIANAPOLIS & BOBBY BOLD EAGLE
VS PAUL CHRISTY & HOODED HANGMAN LOST

JUNE 25 PEORIA MAX BLUE WON

JULY 10 INDIANAPOLIS & RUFUS JONES
VS ABDULLAH THE GREAT & JERRY VALIANT WON

AUG. 7 PEORIA JERRY VALIANT WON

SEPT. 10 PEORIA TINY HAMPTON (LOSER LEAVES TOWN ) WON

DEC. 30 INDIANAPOLIS BOBBY COLT DQ

BATTLE ROYAL (WON BY BOBO BRAZIL)

1983
FEB. 5 INDIANAPOLIS & BOBO BRAZIL
VS BOBBY COLT & JERRY GRAHAM LOST

MAY 7 MISHAWAKA JERRY VALIANT WON

MAY 14 HAMMOND ABDULLAH THE GREAT DCOR

MAY 21 CHICAGO RENE GOULET WON

1983
JUNE 4 INDIANAPOLIS BOBBY COLT DRAW

BATTLE ROYAL (WON BY BOBBY COLT)

JUNE 10 MISHAWAKA & SPIKE HUBER
VS ABDULLAH THE GREAT & BOBBY COLT WON

JUNE 25 INDIANAPOLIS HAMMERHEAD SCHOLL WON

JULY 16 INDIANAPOLIS BOBBY COLT (WWA WC) WON (DQ)

? INDIANAPOLIS SNYDER SOLD HIS SHARES OF THE WWA TO THE BRUISER.

1984
JUNE 2 INDIANAPOLIS SNYDER CO-PROMOTES A CARD WITH VERNE GAGNE THAT
HAS BRUISER WRESTLING. IT DRAWS 800 PEOPLE.
1991
NOV. 10 INDIAN ROCKS BEACH, FL DICK “THE BRUISER” AFFLIS DIED WHILE LIFTING WEIGHTS
AT FLORIDA HOME. HE RUPTURED A BLOOD VESSEL IN HIS
NECK & DIED FROM INTERNAL BLEEDING AT AGE 62.

DEC. 18 FORT LAUDERDALE WHILE ON VACATION IN FLORIDA. SNYDER ADMIDTED TO
BROWARD HOSPITAL AND WAS DIAGNOSED WITH
LYMPHATIC LEUKEMIA.

DEC. 25 FORT LAUDERDALE WILBUR SNYDER DIES FROM HEART FAILURE AT AGE 62.

2008
MARCH 28 POMPANO BEACH SHIRLEE A. SNYDER, WIFE OF WILBUR, PASSED AWAY. SOCIAL
SECURITY REPORT HAS HER BEING BORN ON DEC. 7, 1926..

IP: Logged
Steve Yohe
Member
Member # 302

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Steve Yohe     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
You don't have to prove that the 1950's & the first part of the 60's was HOF worthy. But things poped up at times when it should have a hightlight of his boxoffice career. You could just excuse it, if it didn't happen a number of times. That & people telling me he didn't draw & the lies about his pre-wrestling career that lead me to my opinion.

The Indiana stuff isn't good.....and that lasts into 1980'2. He is mostly a tag wrestler & they had a formula to his booking...that just repeats the storyline over & over. I wanted to prove he was a draw, but I couldn't.

Part 1 was very interesting to me. The Indianapolis story is just a killer & I didn't want to spent time making stuff out of it. So I stopped & moved on to something else.

I started watching in 1961 & read all the national magazines. At the time I considered Snyder as one of the top national babyfaces. Then I had a very high opnion of San Francisco wrestling. Anyone who wrestled there, I thought was major. To me it was Camelot. Snyder was one of those guys.

If I remember right, and it's no surprise that I forget stuff at age 70. Snyder was going to be dropped from the Observer HOF & I hadn't been a supporter over the 14 years he had been on the ballot. I voted for him a couple of times, but I had others names I wanted to push. He was going to get dropped so I figured I'd write something to help prove him worthy & prove him worthy, before he got kicked off the ballot...a practice I didn't like. And I expected to find it. I didn't.

A lot of people I respect, Indiana historians & such, helped me work on the project. I considered them friends. I feel like I let them down. It's not a great feeling but, somehow, my credibility means more to me. I think I quit working on it & only did part 1, because of these feelings. It was going to be hard to do #2, and it defeated the purpose I started with. So I just posted my conclusion & moved on to another project.

Maybe the problem was his gimmick. He was a crewcut babyface with the reputation of a collage athletic wrestler type. In the mid-50's the crewcut was very cool & there was a time when collage stars were a fade It was the time folk music & the Kingston Trio. A clean cut time. He was using that as a gimmick, but he went on....and it died. His boyhood friend Nick Bockwinkel tried the same gimmick, he never became a major star until he turned into a arrogant heel & was given a title late in his career. Dick Beyer used the some gimmick & wasn't a national star, until he turned heel & became The Destroyer. So that's an idea.

Snyder got removed from the HOF candidate list after 15 years. I thought, at best, he was borderline....if he had been voted in...great...but I could understand him getting kicked off. But I don't like the 15 year rule. Snyder was a good candidate. Him being on the list just made it stronger. He looks better there & is more respected that Jackie Fargo types. If it had been me....Snyder, Gomez, & Murdoch would have stayed on the list forever or until they got less than 10%. They were good candidates...but they wouldn't make it for a reason.

Maybe he is a HOF'er, and I'm just wrong. I'm only one guy.

This is WON HOF talk...I'm sure they'll make it into the other two some day....if there not in yet. Dave's HOF is harder. The WWE HOF is a joke.---Steve Yohe

[ 05-29-2018, 01:36 PM: Message edited by: Steve Yohe ]

IP: Logged
OSJ from NM by way of WA
Member
Member # 6136

Icon 1 posted      Profile for OSJ from NM by way of WA   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
The biggest problem with Snyder seems to be that in almost every situation where you would expect to see spikes in attendance either from his performances or his booking they just aren't there. Instead of an elder statesman that can be counted on to pop the joint when used sparingly, we have a guy that moved up and down the card making regular appearances as a tag-team guy.

Further, I suspect that if you do a quick survey of wrestlers today who are in their thirties or forties, you'll see very damn few who are sporting the "Joe College" look, and this isn't a real new development. At some point we have to stop making lame excuses about the weather or Snyder's gimmick, (and if there's anyone out there who thinks that a guy with his cred was being forced into a horrible look/gimmick without having any say-so in the matter, well, then I have this awesomely talented booker whose initials are "V.R.", who just needs a chance to show what he can do...

I'm going to retreat to the baseball analogies again for a minute, though I do want to stress that the player I'm using in this comparison was far and away a better CF and hitter in his prime than Snyder ever thought about being as a wrestler... The player is Ken Griffey jr. and if you watched his first eleven seasons you quite rightfully felt that you were seeing something special, the like of which would never come this way again. Griffey was so engaging and so spectacular that he made almost everyone forget that there wasn't a single thing that he did with a bat that Barry Bonds didn't do better.

We were hypnotized for eleven years, just as we were with Wilbur Snyder and just as it was with Wilbur Snyder, after eleven years it was over. Oh, to be sure Griffey hung around another decade and didn't really embarrass himself. He put together perfectly adequate seasons for a professional baseball player enduring a normal age-related decline. He managed another 200+ HRs to go with the nearly 500 he'd already hit, but the thing is, he wasn't the same player, fans knew it and HE knew it.

And that's where we are with Wilbur Snyder, he started off as good as anyone ever has, but after a decade he suddenly seemed completely ordinary, oh, he was still an excellent hand, but what he wasn't was a clear-cut choice for the HOF. If only there had been another major feud on top for the NWA strap; if only one of his tag-team partners was a young star-in-the-making getting the rub from the vet, if only he booked some major feuds or angles that are still talked about today... If only... See, the thing is that none of that stuff ever happened. Wilbur quietly moved up and down the card as an experienced tag guy, not as a red-hot singles nostalgia act, which is sort of the least that one would have expected. Barring anyone finding footage of a sold-out crowd getting dressed as empty chairs, we have to go with the evidence at hand which pretty clearly puts Wilbur in the Hall of the Very Good.

--------------------
"What you say sounds reasonable enough," said the man, "but I refuse to be bribed. I am here to whip people, and whip them I shall!")
-Franz Kafka - The Trial

IP: Logged
Tim Hornbaker
Member
Member # 2439

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Tim Hornbaker     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Originally posted by OSJ from NM by way of WA:
And that's where we are with Wilbur Snyder, he started off as good as anyone ever has, but after a decade he suddenly seemed completely ordinary, oh, he was still an excellent hand, but what he wasn't was a clear-cut choice for the HOF.

The man became owner of a territory. He divided his time between being a performer, promoter, and booker. The WWA was a successful region for many years with big events in Indianapolis and Chicago. Does Snyder get any credit for the success of the WWA as a business? Yeah, he does. He gets a lot of credit.

{If only there had been another major feud on top for the NWA strap; if only one of his tag-team partners was a young star-in-the-making getting the rub from the vet, if only he booked some major feuds or angles that are still talked about today... If only... See, the thing is that none of that stuff ever happened. Wilbur quietly moved up and down the card as an experienced tag guy, not as a red-hot singles nostalgia act, which is sort of the least that one would have expected.

It's strange to see Snyder's work as a tag team performer in the WWA keep coming back up. This is not a disqualifying factor. He kept involved...the guy was the booker and promoter for the company. He was an influence on the younger guys, and if he was around today, he'd still be an influence.

Snyder wasn't controlled by ego. He didn't need to be on top the rest of his career. He happily stepped aside for Bruiser to do his thing. He could've maneuvered and manipulated to get more runs with the WWA Title. He could have pushed himself more into higher profile positions.

It seems that people are of the understanding that Snyder was regulated to stale tag team matches in the 1970s because he wasn't a draw any longer. That a promoter decided that he was a mid-card guy and needed to be far from the main event.

But the fact is that Snyder WAS the promoter and he personally decided to take a back seat. He did a good job keeping the WWA strong and successful by maintaining a sound office.

It's up for debate, but had Bruiser been alone in control of the WWA, it probably wouldn't have had near the success they did. Bruiser needed Snyder and vice versa.

IP: Logged
Tim Hornbaker
Member
Member # 2439

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Tim Hornbaker     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Originally posted by Steve Yohe:
But things poped up at times when it should have a hightlight of his boxoffice career.

We have honed in on the St. Louis situation, but that was one event from early in his career. Snyder's best years were yet to come, and there were huge houses in many parts of the country. His angle with Angelo Poffo kickstarted the success of Barnett and Doyle in Detroit.

The Indiana stuff isn't good.....and that lasts into 1980'2. He is mostly a tag wrestler & they had a formula to his booking...that just repeats the storyline over & over. I wanted to prove he was a draw, but I couldn't.

IMO, Snyder's influence in the WWA office is more important than the repetitive angles. Like I said before, I wish there were some WWA experts here to help break down the popularity and influence of Snyder in the territory during this time-frame.

Snyder got removed from the HOF candidate list after 15 years. I thought, at best, he was borderline....if he had been voted in...great...but I could understand him getting kicked off. But I don't like the 15 year rule. Snyder was a good candidate. Him being on the list just made it stronger. He looks better there & is more respected that Jackie Fargo types. If it had been me....Snyder, Gomez, & Murdoch would have stayed on the list forever or until they got less than 10%. They were good candidates...but they wouldn't make it for a reason.

Hall of Fame or not, I think Snyder deserves a certain amount of respect. His full story needs to be told (warts and all), and it will be very soon.

IP: Logged
Steve Yohe
Member
Member # 302

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Steve Yohe     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Tim...go for it. Sounds great.

Snyder made the Iowa Thesz/Tragos HOF in 2014. Is that good enough?

Yohe

IP: Logged
   

Quick Reply
Message:

HTML is enabled.
UBB Code is enabled.

Instant Graemlins
   


Post New Topic  New Poll  Post A Reply Close Topic   Feature Topic   Move Topic   Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:


Contact Us | WrestlingClassics.com Home Page

Click here to see the WCMB Rules and Regulations

Powered by UBB.classic™ 6.7.3