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From M. Dupree's Rasslin' Relics.

Gary, IN
Memorial Auditorium
9/26/58

US Title Match

Verne Gagne vs Dick the Bruiser

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1/14/64 Des Moines, IA @ Veteran’s Auditorium
Pat O'Connor beat Dick The Bruiser 2-0
Mongolian Stomper & Bulldog Danny Plechas beat Ronnie Etchison & Sonny Myers
Art Thomas beat Jim Grabmire
Referee Jack Crawford
Ronnie Etchison no contest Mongolian Stomper




Not sure if this is relevant, but Bruiser is advertised on the day of the show in the newspaper ad, but as of four days prior (January 10), Verne Gagne is listed in the ads as making a world heavyweight tile defense against O'Connor.  

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11/23/57 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Arena
Dick the Bruiser drew Bobby Managoff
Wilbur Snyder beat Angelo Poffo
Carl Engstrom beat Roy Rogers
Ivan the Terrible beat Johnny Gilbert
Alberto Godoy & Pedro Godoy beat Duke Demitri & Ned Taylor

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Wednesday, August 8, 1956
Memorial Hall- Racine, WI  8:30pm
Promoter: Einar Olson


World tag Team title: Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski (C) vs. Verne Gagne & Dick the Bruiser
Midwest Heavyweight title: Dave Jons (C) vs. Nick Bockwinkel
Don DeCortez vs. Don Pollack


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I'll be updating this ring record later in the week. Many corrections and additions.



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Saturday, September 8, 1956
Armory- Benton Harbor, MI 


Farmer Don Marlin (sub for Dave Jons) beat Dick the Bruiser  2-1 (3rdfall by DQ)
Johnny Gilbert & Don Pollack beat bad Boy Joe & Benito Gardini
Bozo Brown beat Rod Vico (sub for Farmer Don Marlin)

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Wednesday, April 20, 1960
Memorial Hall- Racine, WI  8:30pm


Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti vs. Nicoli Volkoff & Boris Volkoff
The Bruiser vs. Nick Bockwinkel
Jack Allen vs. Jack Wilson

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Just found in Claw's listing today of Winnipeg 1955.

Bruiser appeared on both the April 1 and June 29 cards.

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Finally updated!!



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Updated again with 1983 listings from ChiTownRich.



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The Daily-Times News, June 22, 1972 (Burlington, NC)

Clearly this group tried to lay claim to DTB as one of their famous attractions.  He was booked against a "Doctor X" and a column promoting it said "This opening bout would be a main event elsewhere."

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PROMOTING is big business

 George Becker, who probably made in excess of $50,000 a year — some say much more — wrestling for promoter Jim Crockett of Charlotte, decided that Crockett was making perhaps three or four times more money — some say- much more — than he was making.

So the popular Becker, known primarily for his tag-team role with equally popular Johnny Weaver, bolted the Crockett organization and became a promoter himself.

Evidently, the pitfalls of promoting were greater than Becker realized, and the dollars that Crockett was making with his established outfit didn't seem to flow into the coffers of the new wrestling group.  At any rate, he left the front-office end of the business and is back grunting and groaning before paid audiences again, although not as often as he did.

Crockett for years has had the wrestling business sewed up in the state of North Carolina, a virtual monopoly. Joe Murnick in Raleigh, a fine promoter in his own right, takes care of cards in the eastern part of the state, and  it was Murnick, along with his sons, who promoted the wrestling events held in Burlington. Crockett has many wrestlers under contract, and his organisation can put on wrestling programs in two or three cities on the same night. Most of the events are held in larger towns where the attendance is likely to be very good.

It was not always that way, however, for even Crockett.had to start small and work his way into the bigtime. Years ago many of the bouts were held in high school gyms before 200 or 300 people.

Television Helped It Grow

But the sport grew, thanks in part to the cathode tube and the huge audiences that watched the sport — if it f~~, can be called a sport — on television. Now it's hard to book a match with that organization if less than 3,000 people can be accomodated, and the days of wrestling in out-dated high school gyms are over.

Not so for the new group that is beginning to provide compeition for Crockett. Johnny Gordon, Bobby Brooks and Bob Hooper are the officers of Carolina Wrestling Promotions, and it is that group that is promoting this Saturday night's card at Fairchild Park. Becker, as we mentioned, was a ramrod in the outfit for awhile, now is no longer connected with it other than in a performing capacity.

In the past, the local baseball club did business with the Crockett group, and everything, actually, was- quite satisfactory if you overlook the fact that getting dates was not easy and getting Friday or Saturday night dates— the only ones which will really get the fans out — were about as easy as pulling a tooth with a pipe wrench.  Jon Richardson tried several times to line up a date with Crockett's group and was never able to get a commitment. The new group was more than willing to come here, offered the baseball club a higher percentage and gave mem the vital Saturday night date.

"We're new," said Brooks, a vice - president of Carolina Wrestling Promotions, "and like any new organization, we're starting out rather small and hoping to build. "There was no friction between Becker and the Crockett group that I know of There was a belief that there was room for competition with them, particularly since they were hitting the big cities and the sport was not available to many of the smaller towns.

"Right now, we're going into these smaller places, and while we're not drawing the big crowds at the present time, we're well satisfied with the way things are going.

We have 15 or 20 wrestlers in our organization and are working to get more.

"We feel .that" our wrestlers put on a program that is actually more exciting than that put on by the Crockett group. At least,-that's what a lot of fans tell us."

Well-Known In Other Areas

The names are new, at least. There's The Bruiser, who is famous in the Detroit area. And Ripper Ox is well-known in mat circles in half the United States, says Brooks, who notes that a wrestling bear has been added to the roster (he'll be here Saturday night). One of the organization's founders: Gordon, takes to the mat as the famous Flash Gordon, and he'll probably draw the assignment of taking on the 600-pound bear at Fairchild Park Saturday night.


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Claw, you have some listing for this date in the same town but being held at a fairgrounds or something...

There's an article that lists these bouts below for that day, and then in the adjacent box ad, it lists Bruiser and Van Kamp as tag champs.  But it doesn't necessarily mean they defended the belts, just that they'd appear, as these matchups would indicate.  The article and ad lists the venue as the National Guard Armory in the version I saw, although the ad itself is less complete, showing listing as you have them.   It also says 4 bouts in all, but then advertises Calypso (Jim I assume) as well...no idea where he'd fit on the show.   In any event, here's the lineup from the article.



Thursday, July 19, 1984
National Guard Armory- Logansport, IN  8:15pm


Dick the Bruiser vs. Bobby Colt
Mad Max I & Mad Maxx II vs. Hercules Stormy Granzig & Jeff Van Camp
Leroy Redbone vs. Gary Lawler
El Bracero vs. The Saint
Also billed: Calypso





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Wednesday, March 17, 1976 – Fairgrounds Arena – Nashville, TN
1) Don Kernodle defeated Jim Kent
2) Princess Little Dove defeated Diamond Lil
3) The Dominoes (w/ J.C. Dykes) fought George Gulas & Dennis Hall to a draw
4) The Bounty Hunters (w/ Jim Kent)defeated Dick the Bruiser & Jackie Fargo via DQ
5) Frankie Lane & Charlie Cook defeated Mid-America Tag Team Champions Phil Hickerson & Dennis Condrey
Due to the controversial finish to the main event, the title was held up.

Wednesday, April 14, 1976 – Fairgrounds Arena – Nashville, TN
1) Charlie Cook fought The Bounty Hunter to a draw
2) Frankie Lane defeated Rocket Monroe via DQ
3) The Dominoes (w/ J.C. Dykes) defeated Don Kernodle & Danny Miller in three falls
4) Dick the Bruiser defeated Ernie Ladd via DQ
5) Andre the Giant & Randy Fargo defeated Phil Hickerson & Dennis Condrey

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08/17/64   Delphos, OH**
Dick the Bruiser beat Angelo Poffo 2-1
Wilbur Snyder beat Nicoli Volkoff 2-1 (3rd fall by DQ)
Betty Niccoli beat Jessica Rogers
Dennis Hall beat Johnny King
Tiny Tim beat Irish Jackie


 

**Claw has DTB listing for it in Delphos, IA but Ohio seems more likely given Dick & WIlbur's promotional range.

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The St. Louis TV episodes from March 1979 were taped on Sunday, March 11 according to a Terry Justice newsletter. This also gives us a date for the MO title change that happened at the first taping of the day. The results also state that the TV was shown on two different dates (eg. March 17-18) presumably in different cities. This should explain the March 17 date listed in WTH.

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