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I've seen some results of Bruiser in Greeley, Colorado.

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Chitown Rich wrote: I've seen some results of Bruiser in Greeley, Colorado.
I think that's the city I was thinking of when I mentioned DLJ and Vance.



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Added some Denver cards from 1956 and 1957. Time to go look at Greely before starting 1959.



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Nothing came up from Bruiser in Greely from 1955 to 1959. Used the search words "Dick Afflis". "Bruiser", "Bruiser Afflis" and finally "Dick The Bruiser". I may have to research Greeley the old fashioned way by using "wrestling" as the search word



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But for now onto 1959.



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clawmaster wrote:  I may have to research Greeley the old fashioned way by using "wrestling" as the search word

The problem with that on newspaperarchive is that you pull in every high school wrestling meet within 20 miles of the city your researching.



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WongLee wrote: clawmaster wrote:  I may have to research Greeley the old fashioned way by using "wrestling" as the search word

The problem with that on newspaperarchive is that you pull in every high school wrestling meet within 20 miles of the city your researching.

Believe me I know.



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At the beginning of 1959, Angelo Poffo was United States Champion having beaten Wilbur Snyder on Cincinnati TV on 12/27/58. During 1959 with the pairing of promoters Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle controlling the US Title, there were different US Champions in different cities. The title lineage is very hard to follow from that point forward because at times each Barnett and Doyle controlled city would have its own champion.

This particular year still needs a ton of work. There are missing Detroit cards and missing Indianapolis cards on which Bruiser appeared. Bruiser left Fred Kohler and began working for Barnett and Doyle. When Bruiser was not booked by Barnett and Doyle, he would wrestle for other promotions. Barnett and Doyle would collect a fee when Bruiser would wrestle for those other promotions. They were basically Bruiser's booking agents. Barnett and Doyle would not form their own version of the AWA until 1960. Many historians still refer to the US Title as a NWA controlled title until the formation of Barnett and Boyle's AWA. I'm not sure if the NWA part of that is true. More research needs to be done in order to find out a story that makes more sense.

1/8/59 Fort Wayne, IN   
Hans Schmidt beat Dick the Bruiser
DTB pelted with eggs after match 
Don McClarty & Roy McClarty beat Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff
Bobby Managoff beat Gino Angelo
Att: 9,039, sell out with over 3000 reportedly fans turned away

1/10/59 Akron, OH
Guy Brunetti beat Gorgeous George dq
Dick The Bruiser beat Bobby Brown
Joe Brunetti beat Baron Gattoni
Tony Marino drew Frank Fozo

1/15/59 Cleveland, OH @ Public Auditorium
Lord Layton & Ilio DiPaolo beat Doc Gallagher & Mike Gallagher dq
Dick The Bruiser beat Gorgeous George in 1:15
Edouard Carpentier beat Baron Gattoni
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti beat Jim Wright & Bob "Legs" Langevin
Man Mountain Montana beat Wally Greb
Bobby Brown drew Frank Fozo
att. 7,694

1/21/59 Kokomo, IN @ Memorial Gym
Dick The Bruiser beat Bobby Managoff
Edouard Carpentier vs Legs Wilson
Plus two other matches

1/22/59 Cleveland, OH @ Public Auditorium
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti beat Doc Gallagher & Mike Gallagher by referee's decision in the 3rd fall 
Bobby Brown beat Gorgeous George dq
Ilio DiPaolo ddq Dick The Bruiser
Little Beaver & Mario Sanchez beat Tom Thumb & Mighty Schultz
Man Mountain Montana beat Al Albertino
Jim Wright drew Dick Beyer
att. 7,481

1/23/59 Cincinnati, OH @ Gardens
Dick The Bruiser vs Edouard Carpentier
US Champion Angelo Poffo vs Wilbur Snyder
Yukon Eric vs Gino Angelo
Shirley Strimple vs Elaine Johnson
Bobby Managoff vs Legs Wilson
Johnny Weaver vs Billy Goelz
Promoter: Jim Barnett
Note: Legs Wilson aka Bob "Legs" Langevin. He usually traveled with Carpentier.

1/24/59 Indianapolis, IN @ State Fairgrounds Coliseum
Two Referees
Dick the Bruiser & Angelo Poffo beat Bobby Managoff & Yukon Eric on a 3rd fall dq
Managoff was injured and Eric wrestled both rivals during the third fall
Wilbur Snyder beat Bill Longson
Edouard Carpentier beat Gino Angelo
Johnny Weaver beat Bronko Lubich
Patty Neff dcor Shirley Strimple
promoter: Balk Estes
Att: 10,304 fans with 3,000 reportedly turned away, gate: $23,171.40

1/27/59 Lincoln, NE @ Pershing Auditorium
Omaha World Title Match
Wilbur Snyder beat Dick the Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
Emil Dusek & Ernie Dusek drew Boris Volkoff & Nicolai Volkoff
Tosh Togo vs Joe Costello
Att.-2,145
first card of the year
Note: Paul Anderson was to face the Russians in a handicap match, but he had an eye injury. Ernie Dusek was to meet Red McIntyre.

2/2/59 Sarasota, FL @ American Legion Coliseum
Ike Eakins & promoter Pat O'Hara beat Dick The Bruiser & Masked Terror 2/3
1 Masked Terror pinned Eakins after headbutting Ike with a loaded mask
2 O'Hara pinned Masked Terror while Eakins held Terror's arms
3 Eakins won 3rd fall
Jack Dillon drew Billy Parks
Miss Ann Regan beat Miss Olga Zapeda
Note: Bruiser allegedly wrestled in Cincinnati on this date too.

2/4/59 St. Petersburg, FL
Eddie Gossett Graham & Dr. Jerry Graham no decision Don Eagle & Ike Eakins in 3rd fall
1 Grahams won first fall
2 Eagle & Eakins won 2nd fall
3 Fans tossed chairs into the ring and the referee stopped the match.
Winner to face Rocca next week
Ray Villmer beat Dick The Bruiser
Kitty Adams drew Ann Regan

2/6/59 Miami Beach, FL @ Auditorium
Mighty Jumbo beat Dick the Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
Two Referees
Don Eagle & Ray Villmer vs Eddie Graham & Dr. Jerry Graham
Judy Grable vs Ella Waldek 2/3
promoter: Chris Dundee

2/12/59 Fort Wayne, IN
Edouard Carpentier beat Dick The Bruiser dq
Mighty Schultz beat Little Beaver 
Don McClarty & Roy McClarty beat Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff
Johnny Weaver beat Legs Wilson

2/13/59 Miami Beach, FL @ Auditorium
Don Eagle & Antonino Rocca vs Eddie Graham & Dr. Jerry Graham
Paul Anderson vs Dick the Bruiser
Southern Champion Ray Villmer vs Gene “Mr. America” Stanlee
promoter: Chris Dundee

2/18/59 Kokomo, IN @ Memorial Gym
Dick The Bruiser beat Bobby Managoff 2/3
Wilbur Snyder beat US Champion Angelo Poffo on a 3rd fall dq
Johnny Weaver beat Bronko Lubich
Att: 1,600

2/19/59 Cleveland, OH @ Public Auditorium
Dick The Bruiser beat Edouard Carpentier on a 3rd fall COR
Yukon Eric beat Man Mountain Montana
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti beat Baron Gattoni & Jim Wright
Dick Beyer beat Tony Verdi
Frank Fozo beat George Pencheff
att. 3,892

2/21/59 Akron, OH
Edouard Carpentier beat Dick The Bruiser dq
Ilio DiPaolo beat Jim Wright
Bobby Brown beat Legs Langevin

2/26/59 Cleveland, OH @ Public Auditorium
Doc Gallagher & Mike Gallagher beat Dick The Bruiser & Hans Schmidt dq
Wilbur Snyder beat Jim Wright
Yukon Eric beat Baron Gattoni
Roy McClarty beat Man Mountain Montana
Paul Baillargeon beat Frank Fozo
Fred Atkins beat Tony Marino
Att: 6,476

2/28/59 Omaha, NE @ Civic Auditorium
Texas Death Match
Mitsu Arakawa & Tosh Togo beat Dick the Bruiser & Ernie Dusek 7 falls
Jack Pesek beat unnamed opponent
Att: 8,100

3/4/59 Fort Wayne, IN
Dick The Bruiser & Hans Schmidt beat Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff 2/3
1 Bruiser beat Nicoli
2 Boris beat Bruiser with a hangman's hold
3 Schmidt beat Boris
Paul Bunyan beat Bozo Brown 
Bob Ellis (Fort Wayne debut) beat Porfiro Longoria 
Billy Goetz beat Jack Allen
Att: 6238

3/7/59 Cincinnati, OH @ Gardens
Wilbur Snyder & Yukon Eric vs Angelo Poffo & Bronco Lubich
Dick The Bruiser vs Paul Bunyan
Shirley Strimple vs Betty Hawkins
Baron Gattoni vs Bob Ellis

3/12/59 Kansas City, KS @ Memorial Hall
NWA Champion Pat O’Connor beat Lee Henning 2/3
Dino Bravo & Bob Ellis beat Dick the Bruiser & Mighty Atlas
Rip Hawk beat Lou Spindola
Farmer Marlin drew Red McIntyre
promoter: George Simpson
Note: Reportedly Henning’s first “shot at the National Alliance diadem.”

3/13/59 St. Joseph, MO
NWA Champion Pat O'Connor vs Bob Geigel
Dick The Bruiser & Lee Henning vs Bob Ellis & Thor Hagen
Laura Martinez vs Kathy Starr
Rip Hawk vs Farmer Marlin

3/18/59 Logansport, IN @ Berry Bowl
Dick The Bruiser vs Edouard Carpentier
Att: "over 5,000 fans"
Note: The Logansport newspaper had no results. Just stated the match indeed took place "and provided an evening of thrills for the fans"

3/19/59 Fort Wayne, IN 
Dick the Bruiser & Hans Schmidt beat Edouard Carpentier & Verne Gagne
Bobby Managoff beat Jack Wilson
Penny Banner beat Princess Tora Tomah
Johnny Weaver drew Carl Engstrom

3/26/59 Cincinnati, OH @ Gardens
US Champion Angelo Poffo vs Wilbur Snyder
"Strong man championship" bout
Dick The Bruiser vs Yukon Eric
World Tag Team Champions Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff vs Johnny Weaver & Larry Moquin
June Byers vs Shirley Strimple
Bob Ellis vs Len Montana
Bobby Managoff vs Baron Gattoni

4/6/59 Hamilton, OH
Dick The Bruiser vs Bob Ellis
Angelo Poffo vs Bobby Managoff
Emile Dupre vs Bob Ellis

4/11/59 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
US Champion Angelo Poffo beat Wilbur Snyder 2/3
Dick The Bruiser beat Yukon Eric
Whipper Billy Watson beat Al ‘Crusher’ Gorman
Hans Schmidt beat Emile DuPre
Bob Ellis defeated Martino Angelo
Little Beaver & Mario Valentine Sanchez beat Pee Wee James & Mighty Schultz
Att: 16,226, Gate: $40,394

4/15/59 Logansport, IN @ Berry Bowl
Dick The Bruiser vs Bob Ellis
Girl Wrestlers
Tag Team Match

4/23/59 Fort Wayne, IN
Texas Death Match, submissions only bout
Dick The Bruiser & Hans Schmidt beat Verne Gagne & Bobby Managoff when Managoff could not continue
Wilbur Snyder beat Ray Shire 2-0
Roy Shire beat Emile Dupre
Promoter: Phil Olofson

5/2/59 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
Wilbur Snyder beat Angelo Poffo to win US Title in 1:12 of the 3rd fall
Co Main Event
Dick the Bruiser beat Bob Ellis
Yukon Eric beat Hans Hermann
Hans Schmidt beat Mario Milano
Verne Gagne beat Mike Clancy 
Chris Tolos & John Tolos drew Ray Shire & Roy Shire 20:00
Att: 11,635, Gate: $27,316.50

5/3/59 Centerville, IN
Dick The Bruiser no contest Bob Ellis
Ray Shire & Roy Shire beat Johnny Weaver & Dickie Steinborn

5/7/59 Fort Wayne, IN
Hans Schmidt beat Yukon Eric
Wilbur Snyder beat Dick The Bruiser dq
Mario Milano & Johnny Weaver beat Ray Shire & Roy Shire

5/14/59 Fort Wayne, IN
US Champion wilbur Snyder beat Dick the Bruiser
The Bikini Blondes Penny Banner & Lorraine Johnson beat Kay Noble & Judy Glover
Verne Gagne beat Nicoli Volkoff
att: 5,000

5/15/59 Indianapolis, IN
Cowboy Bob Ellis beat Dick The Bruiser
Johnny Weaver & Bobby Managoff beat Roy Shire & Ray Shire
Ray Gunkel beat Hans Hermann
Wilbur Snyder beat Gino Angelo
Kay Noble drew Lorraine Johnson

5/22/59 Sharpsville, IN @ High School Gym
Dick The Bruiser vs Wilbur Snyder
Bobo Ellis & Johnny Weaver vs Angelo Poffo & Bronko Lubich
Plus one more bout

5/23/59 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium:
Dick The Bruiser beat Wilbur Snyder to win US title on a 3rd fall COR
World Title Claimant Killer Kowalski beat Bobby Managoff in 20:35
Handicap Match
Haystack Calhoun beat Hans Hermann & Judo Jack Terry in 6:53
Dr. Big Bill Miller beat Pat Flanagan in 8:22
Lou Thesz beat Frank Brown in 5:13
Angelo Poffo & Hans Schmidt beat Emile Dupre & Johnny Weaver in 15:03
att: 10,986, gate: $24,345

5/28/59 Fort Wayne, IN
Pat O'Connor beat Hans Hermann
June Byers beat Penny Banner
Dick The Bruiser & Hans Schmidt beat Ray Shire & Roy Shire
Haystack Calhoun beat Gino Angelo & Jack Terry

6/6/59 Angola, IN
Dick the Bruiser vs Bobby Managoff
Penny Banner vs Therese Theis
Angelo Poffo vs Johnny Weaver
Bronko Lubich vs Emile Dupre

6/11/59 Anderson, IN @ National Guard Armory
Dick The Bruiser beat Bob Ellis 2/3
Mixed Match
Kathy Starr & Lord Littlebrook vs Kay Noble & Beau Brummell 2/3
Lord Littlebrook drew Beau Brummell 30:00
Promoter: Steve Chambers
note: No result given for mixed tag bout. Newspaper only reported the match indeed took place.

6/12/59 Fort Wayne, IN
Dick The Bruiser beat Verne Gagne dq
Beau Brummel beat Lord Littlebrook
Kay Noble beat Kathy Starr
Carl Engstrom beat Zack Malkov

6/13/59 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
US Champion Dick The Bruiser beat Wilbur Snyder
Haystack Calhoun beat Bronko Lubich
Whipper Billy Watson beat Hans Hermann
Ricky ‘Crusher’ Cortez beat Bill Dromo
Johnny Weaver beat Jack Terry
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti beat Hans Schmidt & Angelo Poffo
att: 16,493, Michigan indoor record for the last 20 years, Gate: $42,723

6/18/59 New Castle, IN @ New Castle Church Street Gym
Dick The Bruiser vs Cowboy Bob Ellis
Penny Banner vs Theresa Theis 2/3 45:00
Angelo Poffo vs Hans Hermann

6/20/59 Angola, IN
US Title Match
Wilbur Snyder vs Dick the Bruiser
Roy Shire & Ray Shire vs Angelo Poffo & Bronko Lubich
Hans Hermann vs Gino Angelo

6/27/59 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
US Champion Dick the Bruiser beat Haystack Calhoun
Angelo Poffo beat Cowboy Bob Ellis
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti beat Dr. Big Bill Miller & Ed Miller
Alex Karras beat Bob Kononvsky
Hans Schmidt beat Wayne Bock
Whipper Billy Watson beat Frank Foster

7/3/59 Indianapolis, IN
Dick The Bruiser & Angelo Poffo no contest Ray Gunkel & Wilbur Snyder

7/11/59 Tipton, IN @ 4-H Building
Dick The Bruiser beat Hans Hermann 2/3
Angelo Poffo & Bronco Lubich beat Tommy O'Toole & Harry Greb
Angelo Poffo beat Tommy O'Toole
Bronco Lubich beat Harry Greb
Promotor Jim Cox
Att: over 1,200 fans

7/17/59 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Verne Gagne & Wilbur Snyder beat Dick the Bruiser & Karl Karlson (sub Hans Schmidt) 2/3
Jackie Fargo & Don Fargo no contest Hans Schnabel & Lou Schnabel
Ricki Starr beat Hans Hermann 2-0
Amazing Zuma beat Porfirio Longoria
Johnny Gilbert beat Tiny York
Jack Wilson beat Doug Gilbert
Carl Engstrom beat Zack Malkov
Notes: This show was Kohler’s first International Amphitheater program since November 1958. This show marked Verne Gagne’s final appearance in Chicago until 1966. This seemslike a turning point for Fred Kohler, as he lost Gagne, and he began to rely more and more on talent from New York.

7/18/59 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
US Champion Dick the Bruiser beat Dr. Big Bill Miller
Argentina Rocca beat Ed Miller
Angelo Poffo & Hans Schmidt beat Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti
Wilbur Snyder beat Hans Hermann
Whipper Billy Watson beat Mike Higgins
Leo Nomellini & Alex Karras beat Harry Lewis & Gino Angelo

7/19/59 Angola, IN
Dick the Bruiser vs Karl Karlsson
Rose Roman & Carl Engstrom vs Ramona TeSelle & Zack Malkov
Jack Allen and Bob Kappel

8/6/59 Indianapolis, IN @ Victory Field
Tournament for World Tag Team Trophy
Ray Shire & Roy Shire beat Dick The Bruiser & Angelo Poffo to win $10,000 & World Tag Team Trophy.
First Round
Dick The Bruiser & Angelo Poffo beat Mitsu Arakawa & Hans Hermann
Ray Shire & Roy Shire beat Bob Ellis & Wilbur Snyder
Ray Gunkel beat Johnny Weaver
Att: 10,200, Gate: $23,000

8/11/59 Lincoln, NE @ Pershing Auditorium
Mitsu Arakawa beat Dick the Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
Ernie Dusek (sub Thor Hagen) beat Tosh Togo 2-0
Lorraine Johnson beat Judy Glover
Cowboy Bradley beat Tiny Roe
Att: 5,326
NOTE: This was the largest wrestling crowd in the building’s history. A riot broke out with Bruiser using a sandal to ko Togo, wack Arakawa, and referee Tom Novak. He then tossed promoter Jack Pesek from the ring and even slugged his own second, Ernie Dusek. Dick the Bruiser was shorn of his world’s wrestling championship recently. The Bruiser lost his title to Wilbur Snyder at Omaha in his most recent visit to Nebraska.

8/15/59 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
US Champion Dick The Bruiser drew Verne Gagne when the time limit expired in the 3rd fall
World Title Claimant Killer Kowalski vs Hans Schmidt
Doc Gallagher & Mike Gallagher vs Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti
Don Eagle vs Frank Fozo

8/18/59 Anderson, IN @ National Guard Armory
Dick The Bruiser vs Wilbur Snyder 2/3
World Tag Team Champions Roy Shire & Ray Shire vs Don McClarty & Johnny Weaver 2/3 60:00
Plus a one fall 30 minute bout with opponents to be named
Promoter: Jim Cox from C/F promotions
Note: Snyder reportedly lost the US Title "last Friday night in Cincinnati Gardens to Mitsu Arakawa." Another report in the same Anderson, IN newspaper said Snyder lost the US Title to Arakawa "two weeks ago in Cincinnati."

8/22/59 Boston, MA @ Garden
World Heavyweight Champion Killer Kowalski curfew draw Antonino Rocca 41:00
Dick the Bruiser beat Tony Marino in 6:39
Emil Dupre beat Harry Lewis in 13:55
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff drew Pierre LaMarin & Frank Scarpa 20:00
Pepper Gomez beat Henry Molin in 5:27
Ilio DiPaolo beat Baron Gattoni in 3:49
promoter: Paul Bowser
Att: 12,000 fans
Notes: Bruiser was originally slated to wrestle Ilio DiPaolo. Edouard Carpentier was also billed as being on this show.

8/27/59 Logansport, IN @ Cass County Fairgrounds
Dick The Bruiser vs Wilbur Snyder
Tiny Roe & Therese Theis vs Cowboy Bradley & Penny Banner
Doug Lindsey vs Gino Angelo

8/29/59 Angola, IN
Dick the Bruiser vs Cowboy Bob Ellis
Beau Brummel & Tiny Roe vs Cowboy Bradley & Lord Littlebrook
Billy Goelz vs Gino Angelo

9/4/59 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium 
US Champion Dick the Bruiser beat Verne Gagne when Gagne was unable to continue due to a severe cut over his left eye
Wilbur Snyder beat Killer Lisowski
Ilio DePaulo beat Frank Fozo
Don Eagle beat Lenny Montana
Doc Gallager & Mike Gallagher drew Hans Schmidt & Hans Hermann
Att: 15,998, Gate: $39,237.75

9/5/59 Angola, IN
World Tag Title Match
Dick the Bruiser & Hans Schmidt vs Mitsu Arakawa & Big Bill Miller 
Don McClarity vs Joe Blanchard
Billy Goelz vs Martino Angelo

9/8/59 Lincoln, NE @ Pershing Auditorium
Texas Death Match
Dick the Bruiser beat Mitsu Arakawa 5-4, utc
Kay Noble & Cowboy Bradley beat Kathy Starr & Tiny Roe 2/3
Ernie Dusek beat Rock Hudson
Emil Dusek beat Yukon Ike
paid Att.-4,902
Note: Kay Noble, who subbed for Judy Glover, was 19 years of age.

9/16/59 Toledo, OH @ Sports Arena 
Ilio DiPaolo beat Dick the Bruiser 2/3
1 Bruiser beat DiPaulo
2 DiPaulo beat Bruiser
3 DiPaulo beat Bruiser
Lee ‘Bulldog’ Henning & Baron Gattoni beat beat Herb Gerwig & Sandor Kovacs 2/3
Fred Atkins beat Al Albertino
Dick Garza drew Johnny Gates 20:00

9/18/59 Denver, CO @ Auditorium Arena
Dick the Bruiser beat Wilbur Snyder 2/3 to capture the United States Title
1 Bruiser won the first
2 Snyder won the second
3 Bruiser won the third
Ray Shire & Roy Shire beat Nick Bock & Doug Lindsey
Ernie Dusek beat Don McClarty
Jerry Christy beat Hans Hermann in 12:03
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
initial show
corporation name: Barnett-Doyle, Inc.
Att: 2,500 fans

9/19/59 Angola, IN
Dick the Bruiser & Hans Schmidt vs Roy Shire & Ray Shire
June Byers vs Lorraine Johnson
Joe Blanchard vs Hans Hermann
Note: Main event billed as a World Tag Title Match

9/22/59 Delphi, IN @ Country Club
Dick The Bruiser vs Bob Ellis
Hans Hermann vs Johnny Weaver
Doug Lindsey vs Gino Angelo

9/25/59 Indianapolis, IN
Ray Shire & Roy Shire no contest Dick The Bruiser & The Crusher

9/26/59 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
Wilbur Snyder & Verne Gagne beat Dick the Bruiser & Killer Lisowski when the Bruiser & the Killer began to fight each other
Chief Don Eagle beat Hans Schmidt
Johnny Weader beat Gino Angelo
Bill Dromo beat Dennis Pala
Ilio DiPaolo beat Baron Gattoni
Scheduled match did not occur:
Whipper Billy Watson vs Red Jones
Attendance: 9,072

10/2/59 Boston, MA @ Garden
Texas Death Match
United States Champion Dick the Bruiser beat Verne Gagne in 25:48 when Gagne was unable to continue due to a knee injury
Bobo Brazil & Don Eagle beat Dan Miller & Ed Miller
Emil Dupre beat Lee Henning in 12:31
Ilio DiPaolo beat Waldo Von Erich 14:21
Hans Schmidt beat Roy McClarty in 13:16
promoter: Paul Bowser
Att: 5,000 fans

10/3/59 Cincinnati, OH @ Gardens
US Champion Mitsu Arakawa vs Dick The Bruiser
World Tag Team Champions Roy Shire & Ray Shire vs Angelo Poffo & Bronco Lubich
The Crusher vs Nick Bockwinkel
Women's Champion June Byers vs Therese Theis
Notes: Bruiser said to be returning to Cincinnati after "a five month absence." Crusher said to be "making his first Cincinnati appearance."

10/12/59 Indianapolis, IN
Ray Shire & Roy Shire beat Dick The Bruiser & The Crusher

10/15/59 Cleveland, OH @ Public Auditorium
Dick Afflis beat Fritz Von Erich dq
Doc Gallagher & Mike Gallagher beat Bobo Brazil & Mighty Atlas
Little Beaver & Black Panther beat Irish Jackie & Billy the Kid
Lord Layton beat Lee Henning
Roy McClarty drew Fred Atkins
Emile Dupre beat Ken Kenneth
att: 7,709

10/17/59 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
Fence Match, Referee Sam Menacker
US Champion Dick the Bruiser beat Killer Lisowski when Lisowski could not answer the bell for the 3rd fall
1 Lisowski won the 1st fall
2 Bruiser knocked Lisowski out in taking the 2nd fall
3 when the Killer was unable to continue, the match was awarded to the Bruiser
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti beat Angelo Poffo & Hans Schmidt
Chief Don Eagle beat Dandy Dan Miller
Pat Flanagan beat Mike Valentino.
Doug Lindsay drew Jerry Christy
Att: 12,633

10/24/59 Denver, CO @ Auditorium Arena
Jiu-jitsu-“type” match
Wilbur Snyder beat Dick the Bruiser to regain the United States Title
Snyder won five falls and the Bruiser won three in 20-minutes
Bruiser was unable to continue
Verne Gagne beat Angelo Poffo 2/3
Ernie Dusek beat Jerry Christie
Bronko Lubich drew Tom Zaharias 20:00
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
Att: 3,000 fans
Note: George Lentz has Bruiser & Crusher beating Verne Gagne & Wilbur Snyder in Boston on this date.

10/26/59 Indianapolis, IN @ State Fair Coliseum
Dick The Bruiser & The Crusher & Mitsu Arakawa beat Ray Shire & Roy Shire & Angelo Poffo

10/29/59 Fort Wayne, IN   
Mitsu Arakawa beat Dick The Bruiser 
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti beat Bill Miller & Hans Hermann 
Dickie Steinborn drew Guy Brunetti (sub Doug Lindzy) 
Att: 4630

10/30/59 Buffalo, NY @ Memorial Auditorium
Ilio DiPaolo & Bobo Brazil beat Doc Gallagher & Mike Gallagher dq
Dick The Bruiser beat Emile Dupre
Fritz Von Erich beat Great Zabio
Ed Miller & Dan Miller beat Roy McClarty & Billy Red Lyons
Fred Atkins beat Ramon Lopez
Lee Henning drew Sam Rios

11/7/59 New Castle, IN @ Church Street Gym
NWA Champion Pat O'Connor vs Dr. Bill Miller
Dick The Bruiser vs Joe Blanchard 2/3
The Crusher vs Nick Bockwinkel
Note: Crusher billed as "Bruiser's cousin."

11/12/59 Fort Wayne, IN   
Mitsu Arakawa beat Dick The Bruiser 
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti drew Bill Miller & Hans Schmidt 
Bill Miller (sub Gorgeous George) beat Don Eagle
Att: 3925
Note: The two consecutive wins over Bruiser resulted in Mitsu getting a title shot against NWA Champion Pat O'Connor on 11/26

11/13/59 Buffalo, NY @ Memorial Auditorium
NWA Champion Pat O'Connor beat Fritz Von Erich dq
Whipper Watson beat Gene Kiniski dq
Hans Schmidt (sub Dick The Bruiser) beat Billy Red Lyons COR
Bobo Brazil & Ilio DiPaolo drew Doc Gallagher & Mike Gallagher
Don Eagle beat Dan Miller
Mighty Atlas drew Fred Atkins
Sam Rios drew Zabio

11/14/59 Akron, OH
Ilio DiPaolo vs Dick The Bruiser
Fritz Von Erich & Waldo Von Erich vs Billy Red Lyons & Sandor Kovacs
Hard Boiled Haggerty vs Lee Henning

11/19/59 Cleveland, OH @ Public Auditorium
Fritz Von Erich beat Dick Afflis
LeChona LeClaire & Mary Reynolds beat Betty Hawkins & Lola Laray
Ed Miller & Dan Miller drew Billy Red Lyons & Bobo Brazil
Tom Bradley beat Hard Boiled Haggerty
Waldo Von Erich beat Emile Dupre
Hans Schmidt vs Mike Valentino
att. 7,341

11/24/59 Kansas City, KS @ Memorial Hall
Bill Longson ddq Antonino Rocca, match ended in a near riot
NWA Champion Pat O’Connor beat Dick the Bruiser
Bob Ellis & Sonny Myers drew Bob Geigel & Kinji Shibuya 
Stan Lisowski drew Otto Von Krupp
Lorraine Johnson beat Judy Grover
Rock Hunter beat Harry Lewis
sponsored by Disabled American Veterans

11/25/59 Denver, CO @ Auditorium Arena
United States Champion Wilbur Snyder beat Reggie Lisowski on a 3rd fall dq
1 Lisowski won the first fall in 11:16
2 Snyder won the second in 8:58
3 Snyder won the third by dq in 7:40
Verne Gagne beat Dick the Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
1 Bruiser won the first fall in 15:16
2 Gagne won the second in 13:58
3 Gagne won the third by dq in 5:21
Women’s Champion June Byers beat Jill Hill (2-0)
Ernie Dusek vs Angelo Poffo – Canceled because Poffo reportedly was unable to make it to Denver due to bad weather
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
referee: Leo Bahl
Att: 3,000

11/26/59 Indianapolis, IN @ State Fair Coliseum 
Ray Shire & Roy Shire beat Dick the Bruiser & Yukon Eric
Crusher drew Don Eagle
Bob Ellis beat Gorgeous George
Angelo Poffo beat Dick Steinborn
Nick Bockwinkel beat Bronko Lubich
att: 13,000, gate: $26,000

11/27/59 Omaha, NE @ Civic Auditorium
Omaha World Champion Dr. X beat Dick the Bruiser COR
June Byers & Terry Ranier beat Bev Lehmer & Jackie Hammond
Otto Von Krupp beat Jerry Christy
Doug Gilbert beat Al Spindola

11/28/59 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
US Champion Dick The Bruiser beat Joe Brunetti
Gorgeous George beat Bronko Lubich
Whipper Billy Watson drew Hans Schmidt
Guy Brunetti drew Dick Steinborn
Dick ‘Mr. Michigan’ Garza beat Knobby McDonald
Chief Don Eagle beat Angelo Poffo
Att: 11,267, Gate: $24,318.75
att: 11,267

12/11/59 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium:
Dick The Bruiser beat Don Eagle 2/3
1 Bruiser won the 1st in 8:11
2 Eagle won the 2nd in 12:58
3 Bruiser took the 3rd
Chris Tolos & John Tolos drew Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti
Killer Lisowski drew Dr Big Bill Miller
Ilio DiPaulo beat Lenny Montana
Gorgeous George beat Donn Lewin
A crowd of 8,750 paid $17,737

12/12/59 Indianapolis, IN @ State Fair Coliseum
Ray Shire & Roy Shire beat Dick the Bruiser & Yukon Eric
Bill Dromo beat Roy Campbell
Crusher beat Happy Humphrey
Don Eagle beat Gino Angelo
Bob Ellis beat Gorgeous George
Women's Champion June Byers beat Lorraine Johnson
att: 13,000

12/17/59 Linton, IN @ High School Gymnasium
Dick The Bruiser vs Joe Blanchard
Gorgeous George vs Dick Steinborn
Gino Angelo vs Bill Dromo

12/25/59 Fort Wayne, IN   
Dick The Bruiser beat Bill Miller 
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti beat Mitsu Arakawa & Kinji Shibuya 
Joe Blanchard beat Bronko Lubich 
Lord Littlebrook beat Beau Brummel
Att: 6208

Credit the usual suspects. Indianapolis Mike Dupree & Tim Hornbaker. Denver Tim Hornbaker. Fort Wayne Tim Tassler. Detroit Jim Mandl, Rich Tito & Redman. Toledo Jim Mandl. Angola Will Morrisey. Not sure about Anderson, IN, maybe me or George Lentz. Kokomo George Lentz. Miami Beach Tim Hornbaker. Akron Don Luce. Buffalo Don Luce. Chicago Jim Melby & Tim Hornbaker. Cleveland Don Luce.

Note: Added two Miami Beach Cards

Note: Added three Akron cards

Note: Added one Buffalo card

Note: Added one Chicago card.

Note: Added a bunch of listings from newspaperarchive.com, mostly Cincinnati cards and Indiana cards. The site is still acting screwy so there might be more Bruiser listings there.

Notes: Added some Cleveland cards. Thanks to Indikator for pointing out where they were. Added more info on some Indiana cards from newspaperarchive.com.

Note: Added two more partial Detroit lineups from Redman.

Note: Added some Omaha and Lincoln Nebraska cards

Note: Added a few Florida cards and made some more edits.

Note: Made multiple corrections and additions on Detroit cards via Jim Mandl and Tim Hornbaker.



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Bump for today's added cards. 1960 coming shortly after I check a few other record books.



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Cleveland, Ohio: 1/15/59
(att. 7,694)
Lord Layton and lIio DiPaolo beat Doc Gallagher and Mike Gallagher (dq)
Dick Afflis beat Gorgeous George
Edouard Carpentier beat Baron Gattoni
Guy Brunetti and Joe Brunetti beat Jim Wright and Bob "Legs" Langevin
Man Mountain Montana beat Wally Greb
Bobby Brown drew with Frank Fozo


Cleveland, Ohio: 1/22/59
(att. 7,481)
Guy Brunetti and Joe Brunetti beat Doc Gallagher and Mike Gallagher (decision)
Bobby Brown  beat Gorgeous George (dq)
lIio DiPaolo nc Dick Afflis
(Midgets) Little Beaver and Mario Sanchez beat Tom
Thumb and Mighty Schultz
Man Mountain Montana beat AI Albertino
Jim Wright drew with Dick Beyer

Cleveland, Ohio: 2/19/59
(att. 3,892)
Dick Afflis beat Edouard Carpentier (cor)
Yukon Eric beat Man Mountain Montana
Guy Brunetti and Joe Brunetti beat Baron Gattoni and Jim Wright
Dick Beyer beat Tony Verdi
Frank Fozo beat George Pencheff



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indikator wrote: Cleveland, Ohio: 1/15/59
(att. 7,694)
Lord Layton and lIio DiPaolo beat Doc Gallagher and Mike Gallagher (dq)
Dick Afflis beat Gorgeous George
Edouard Carpentier beat Baron Gattoni
Guy Brunetti and Joe Brunetti beat Jim Wright and Bob "Legs" Langevin
Man Mountain Montana beat Wally Greb
Bobby Brown drew with Frank Fozo


Cleveland, Ohio: 1/22/59
(att. 7,481)
Guy Brunetti and Joe Brunetti beat Doc Gallagher and Mike Gallagher (decision)
Bobby Brown  beat Gorgeous George (dq)
lIio DiPaolo nc Dick Afflis
(Midgets) Little Beaver and Mario Sanchez beat Tom
Thumb and Mighty Schultz
Man Mountain Montana beat AI Albertino
Jim Wright drew with Dick Beyer

Cleveland, Ohio: 2/19/59
(att. 3,892)
Dick Afflis beat Edouard Carpentier (cor)
Yukon Eric beat Man Mountain Montana
Guy Brunetti and Joe Brunetti beat Baron Gattoni and Jim Wright
Dick Beyer beat Tony Verdi
Frank Fozo beat George Pencheff


Thanks. I'll add those soon. And I have those results. But you know how I missed them. I used the find function and typed in Bruiser not Afflis. Thanks again.



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1/1/60 Canton, OH @ Memorial Auditorium
Dick The Bruiser vs Ed Miller
Lola LaRay & Betty Clark vs Lee Chona LeClaire & Mary Reynolds
Donn Lewin & Fred Atkins vs Tony Cosenza & Herb Gerwig

1/2/60 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
Dick the Bruiser beat Ricky "the Crusher" Cortez on a 3rd fall COR
NWA Champion Pat O'Connor beat Gorgeous George
Chief Don Eagle beat Killer Lisowski
Alex Karras beat John L Sullivan
Roy Shire & Ray Shire drew Chris Tolos & John Tolos
attendance: 10,957 gate: $34,357

1/7/60 Cleveland, OH @ Public Auditorium
Doc Gallagher & Mike Gallagher beat Fritz Von Erich & Dick the Bruiser
Bobo Brazil beat Bill Miller
Sid Youngelman beat Chief Chewacki
Billy "Red" Lyons beat Sandor Kovacs
Waldo Von Erich beat Mike Valentino
Emile Dupre beat Fred Atkins
att: 4,851

1/8/60 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Yukon Eric beat Dick the Bruiser
NWA Champion Pat O'Connor beat Whipper Billy Watson
Argentina Zuma beat Don Fargo
Johnny Kace beat Bull Allen
Roy Rogers beat Sonny Boy Fargo
Johnny Gilbert beat Porfirio Longoria
Billy Goelz beat Zack Malkov
promoter: Fred Kohler
Att: 5,563 fans, net gate: $13,524
Note: This was likely Bruiser's last match in Chicago until 1964.

1/9/60 Cincinnati, OH @ Gardens
US Champion Mitsu Arakawa vs Don Eagle
Texas Death Match
Dick The Bruiser vs Bob Ellis
World Tag Team Champions Roy Shire & Ray Shire vs Nick Bockwinkel & Dick Steinborn
Gorgeous George vs Dr. Bill Miller
Plus one more bout

1/15/60 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
US Champion Dick the Bruiser beat Ricky "the Crusher" Cortez on a 3rd fall COR
1 Bruiser beat Cortez in 7:56
2 Cortez beat Bruiser in 4:09
3 Bruiser beat Cortez COR in 9:12
Wilbur Snyder beat Angelo Poffo
Chris Tolos & John Tolos beat Joe Blanchard & Dick Steinborn
Whipper Billy Watson beat Bronko Lubich
Alex Karras beat Baron Gattoni
att: 12,119, gate:$27,837

1/21/60 Denver, CO @ Auditorium Arena
Wilbur Snyder beat Dick the Bruiser dq
Bruiser was accompanied by Hans Schmidt
Verne Gagne beat Killer Lisowski
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti beat Hans Schmidt & Doug Weaver
The Brunettis were scheduled to wrestle the Tolos Brothers
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
referee: Bob Sauer
Att: 2,700 fans

1/22/60 Omaha, NE @ Civic Auditorium
Wire Fence Match
Dr. X beat Dick the Bruiser 2/3
Att: 9,336

1/27/60 Racine, WI @ Memorial Hall
US Title Match
Wilbur Snyder beat Crusher Lisowski (sub Dick The Bruiser) 2/3
June Byers vs Jackie Hammond
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti beat Crusher Lisowski & Jack Wilson on a 3rd fall dq
Promoter: Einar Olsen
Note: Bruiser's plane said to be grounded in Buffalo.

2/4/60 Fort Wayne, IN
Dick The Bruiser & The Crusher beat Ray Shire & Roy Shire
Mitsu Arakawa beat Joe Blanchard
Dickie Steinborn beat Johnny Weaver
Att: 4707

2/6/60 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
Referee Gene Ryan
Wilbur Snyder beat Dick The Bruiser to win US Title on a 3rd fall dq
1 Bruiser pinned Snyder
2 Snyder pinned Bruiser
3 Bruiser was dq'ed for attempting to jump from the top rope onto Snyder who was outside the ring on the floor
World Tag Team Champions Roy Shire & Ray Shire beat Johnny Weaver & Dick Steinborn
Verne Gagne beat Killer Lisowski
Dr Big Bill Miller beat Nick Bock
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti beat Frank Brown & Tom Zaharias
Att 16,096, gate: $39,657 (3rd largest mat crowd in Olympia history).

2/6/60 Miami, FL @ Baseball Stadium
Antonino Rocca beat Dick the Bruiser 2/3
Pancho Lopez & Sylvia Torres beat Dot Dotson & Pee Wee James
Mike DiBiase beat Don Curtis
Luis Hernandez vs Harry Lewis
promoter: Al Ritchie
Note: Tim Hornbaker has the same date listed for both the Detroit and Miami cards.

2/8/60 Sarasota, FL @ American Legion Arena
Special Referee: Ike Eakins
Haystack Calhoun beat Dick The Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq when Bruiser hit referee Eakins
1 Bruiser pinned Calhoun in 12:00
2 Calhoun pinned Bruiser in 5:00
3 Bruiser was dq'ed
Pee Wee James & Pay Lyda drew Ann Regan & Dandy Andy Moore when the time limit expired in the 3rd fall
1 Pee Wee James beat Dandy Andy Moore with a Boston Crab
2 Dandy Andy Moore pinned Pee Wee James after a forearm smash
3 The time limit expired before either team could score the deciding fall
Don Curtis beat Jack Terry 2-0
1 Curtis pinned Terry after a series of drop kicks
2 Curtis beat Terry with a sleeper hold

2/9/60 Tampa, FL @ Fort Homer Hesterly Armory
Referee Don Curtis
Argentina Rocca beat Dick The Bruiser on a 2nd fall dq
Handicap Match
Haystack Calhoun beat Jack Vansky & Southern Champion Mike DiBiase dq
1 Calhoun beat Vansky
2 Dibiase was dq'ed for attacking referee Don Curtis and getting help from Danny McShain
Eddie Graham & Luis Hernandez beat Judu Jack Terry & Gregory Jarque
Att: "2,000 wrestling fans"

2/10/60 St. Petersburg, FL @ Armory
Antonino Rocca & Ray Villmer beat Dick The Bruiser & Mike Dibiase on a 2nd fall dq
1 Villmer pinned DibIase
2 Bruiser & DiBiase were dq'ed
Tom Thumb beat Dandy Andy Moore 2/3
1 Thumb won 1st fall
2 Moore won 2nd fall
3 Thumb won 3rd fall
Luis Hernandez beat Jim Siskay in 25:00

2/11/60 Indianapolis, IN @ State Fair Coliseum
Dick the Bruiser & Gene Kiniski beat Ray Shire & Roy Shire on a 3rd fall COR to win the AWA Tag Team Trophy. A mini riot involving 2 policemen, 3 fans, two refs and the 4 wrestlers occurred following the bout.
Johnny Weaver beat Wee Willie Davis
Nick Bockwinkel drew Joe Blanchard
Dick Steinborn beat The Crusher
Bob Ellis & Don Eagle beat Mitsu Arakawa & Kinji Shibuya
att: 11,000

2/12/60 Cincinnati, OH @ Garden
Dick the Bruiser vs Bob Ellis
World Tag Team Champions Roy Shire & Ray Shire vs Yukon Eric & Wilbur Snyder 2/3 60:00
Bouncing Bernie Burke & Little Beaver vs Fuzzy Cupid & Billy the Kid
Gene Kiniski vs Johnny Weaver

2/13/60 Miami, FL @ Baseball Stadium
Special Referee: Joey Maxim
World Tag Team Champions Miguel Perez & Antonino Rocca vs Mike DiBiase & Dick the Bruiser
Rey Urbano vs Luis Hernandez
Irish Jackie vs Pancho Lopez
Don Curtis vs Harry Lewis

2/18/60 Fort Wayne, IN
Dick The Bruiser & The Crusher beat Ray Shire & Roy Shire
Gene Kiniski beat Bob Ellis when Ellis fell out of the ring onto concrete floor and was taken to St Joe Hospital
Martino Angelo beat George MacArthur
June Byers beat Jackie Hammond
final show of season for Tri State Promotion
Att: 7792

2/20/60 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
Dick The Bruiser beat Wilbur Snyder to regain the US Title on a 3rd fall COR
1 Snyder bear Bruiser in 29 seconds
2 Bruiser beat Snyder in 12:46
3 Snyder was counted out of the ring in in 11:21
NWA Champion Pat O'Connor beat John Tolos in 17:06
Dick Steinborn drew Chris Tolos 30:00
Bill Miller beat Johnny Weaver in 13:58
Alex Karras beat Vernon Bigger
Att: 12,404; gate: $28,791

2/23/60 Lincoln, NE @ Pershing Auditorium
Omaha World Champion Dr. X dcor Dick the Bruiser in 3rd fall
Otto Von Krupp beat Nick Roberts 2/3
Doug Gilbert beat Roberto Pico (sub Bob Orton)
Jerry Christy drew Rock Hunter
Att: 1,419

3/2/60 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
US Champion Dick The Bruiser vs Raoul Romero
Roy Shire & Ray Shire vs Dick Steinborn & Johnny Weaver
Emile Dupre vs Fritz Von Erich
Nick Bock vs Gene Kiniski
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti vs Nicoli Volkoff & Boris Volkoff

3/6/60 Canton, OH @ Memorial Auditorium
Dick The Bruiser vs Angelo Poffo
Chris Tolos & John Tolos vs Bobo Brazil & Billy Red Lyons
Plus two more bouts
Notes: Bronco Lubich managed Angelo Poffo. The Tolos brothers were billed as "The Wrestling Greeks from Cripple Creek."

3/8/60 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
US Title Match
Dick The Bruiser beat Wilbur Snyder on a 2nd fall COR
Verne Gagne beat Angelo Poffo 2/3
World Tag Team Champions Ray Shire & Roy Shire drew Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti
Yukon Eric beat Bronco Lubich
Att: 9,148, Gate: $17,350.30

3/11/60 Boston, MA @ Garden
Special Referee: Steve Crusher Casey
Pat O'Connor drew Dick the Bruiser when the 11 PM curfew occured. Each man had won a fall.
Bobo Brazil beat Masked Marvel in 20:43
Emil Dupre & Don Eagle drew Ed Miller & Dan Miller
Killer Douglas beat Prince Boma in 12:47
Joe Sasso beat Pancho Lopez in 11:13
Amazing Zuma beat Bull Montana in 4:52

3/12/60 Cincinnati, OH @ Garden
Dick The Bruiser beat Bob Ellis
Wilbur Snyder beat Gene Kiniski
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti beat Nicoli Volkoff & Boris Volkoff
Mitsu Arakawa beat Hercules Cortez
Johnny Weaver beat Wee Willie Davis
Note: Original lineup does not list Arakawa vs Cortez

3/15/60 Indianapolis, IN @ State Fair Coliseum
AWA Tag Team Champions Dick the Bruiser & Gene Kiniski beat Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff
Emil Dupre beat Jack O'Reilly
The Sheik beat Joe Blanchard
Nick Bockwinkel drew Johnny Weaver
Ray Shire & Roy Shire beat Bob Ellis & Wilbur Snyder 2/3
att: 7,454

3/18/60 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
Special Referee Sam Menacker
Verne Gagne drew US Champion Dick The Bruiser when the 60 minute time limit expired in the 3rd fall
Wilbur Snyder beat Mitsu Arakawa in 10:14
Gene Kiniski beat Joe Blanchard in 10:19
Raoul Romero beat Wee Willie Davis in 2:45
World Tag Team Champions Ray Shire & Roy Shire drew Dick Steinborn & Johnny Weaver 30:00
Sheik of Araby drew Emile Dupre 20:00
Att: 2,747
Note: Menacker was knocked out in the 3rd fall of the main event. Wilbur Snyder then refereed the remaining 10 minutes.

3/19/60 Sheboygan, WI @ Armory
Dick the Bruiser beat Nick Bockwinkel 2/3
June Byers beat Jill Hill 2/3
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff drew Joe Brunetti & Guy Brunetti

3/23/60 Terre Haute, IN @ Armory
Dick The Bruiser & Gene Kiniski vs Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff
Johnny Weaver vs Pepper Perez

3/24/60 Denver, CO @ Auditorium Arena
Dick the Bruiser & Hans Schmidt beat Verne Gagne & Wilbur Snyder
Reggie Lisowski beat Doug Lindsey
Bud Fisher drew Danny Loos 20:00
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle

3/26/60 Cincinnati, OH @ Garden
Dick The Bruiser beat Wilbur Snyder
Mitsu Arakawa & Kinji Shibuya beat Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti
Angelo Poffo drew Nick Bockwinkel
June Byers beat Jackie Hammond
Bronko Lubich beat Emile Dupre
Note: Original lineup does not list Byers vs Hammond or Lubich vs Dupre

3/29/60 Des Moines, IA
Wilbur Snyder beat Dick The Bruiser

4/1/60 Carmel, IN @ High School Gym
Dick The Bruiser vs Wilbur Snyder
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti vs Mitsu Arakawa & The Sheik
plus one more bout

4/2/60 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
Dick The Bruiser beat Raoul Romero when Romero was unable to answer the bell for the 3rd fall
1 Romero beat Bruiser in 13:01
2 Bruiser beat Romero
3 Romero was unable to answer the bell for the 3rd fall
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti drew Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff
Fritz Von Erich beat Emile Dupre
World Tag Team Champions Roy Shire & Ray Shire beat Johnny Weaver & Dick Steinborn
Gene Kiniski beat Nick Bock
att: 16,787; gate: $47,578

4/6/60 Terre Haute, IN @ Armory
AWA Tag Team Champions Dick The Bruiser & Gene Kiniski vs Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff
Johnny Weaver vs Nick Bockwinkel

4/9/60 Indianapolis, IN @ State Fair Coliseum
Roy Shire & Ray Shire beat Dick The Bruiser & Gene Kiniski to win AWA Tag Team Title when Bruiser and Kiniski began fighting amongst themselves
Mitsu Arakawa & Kinji Shibuya drew Wilbur Snyder & Bob Ellis 45:00
Nick Bockwinkel beat Wee Willie Davis
Women's Champion June Byers beat Terry Reneria

4/10/60 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
Referee Gene Lyon
Dick The Bruiser & Gene Kiniski beat Roy Shire & Ray Shire dq
NWA Champion Pat O’Connor beat The Sheik of Araby in 9:21
Raoul Romero beat Angelo Poffo dq when Poffo’s manager, Bronko Lubich, hit Romero over the head with his cane
Nick Bock beat Emile Dupre
Fritz Von Erich beat Tony Marino
Att: 5,504; gate: $9,126
Note: Bruiser billed as US Champion.

4/11/60 Lewisville, IN @ High School Gym
Dick The Bruiser vs Bob Ellis 2/3 60:00
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti vs Ray Shire & Roy Shire 2/3 60:00
One of the Brunetti Brothers vs One of the Shire Brothers 20:00

4/13/60 Denver, CO @ Auditorium Arena
Verne Gagne & Wilbur Snyder beat Dick the Bruiser & Hans Schmidt 2/3
1 Schmidt beat Gagne with a backbreaker in 12:33
2 Gagne beat Bruiser in 5:13 with a sleeper hold
3 Gagne & Snyder won when Bruiser accidently hit Schmidt in 4:20
Ernie Dusek (sub Reggie Lisowski) beat Jerry Christy 2/3
Cowboy Bradley beat Tiny Roe in 18:21
Bud Fisher drew Tom Zaharias 20:00
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
Att: 4,500 fans

4/14/60 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
Referee Jack Allen
US Champion Dick The Bruiser beat Wilbur Snyder on a 3rd fall COR
1 Bruiser beat Snyder by submission
2 Snyder beat Bruiser with an abdominal stretch
3 Snyder was counted out of the ring
Verne Gagne beat Crusher Lisowski with a crab hold
Roy Shire & Ray Shire beat Johnny Weaver & Dick Steinborn 2/3
1 Roy pinned Weaver
2 Steinborn beat Ray
3 Weaver was pinned
Referee Jack Wilson
Hans Schmidt drew Nick Bockwinkel 30:00
Att: 4,463, Gate: $8,330

4/20/60 Racine, WI @ Memorial Hall
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti vs Nicoli Volkoff & Boris Volkoff
Dick The Bruiser vs Nick Bockwinkel
Jack Allen vs Jack Wilson

4/23/60 Indianapolis, IN @ State Fair Coliseum
Dick The Bruiser beat Gene Kiniski
Dick Steinborn beat Jack Wilson
Mysterious Medics beat Jack Allen & Lou Whitson
The Sheik beat Johnny Weaver
Wilbur Snyder & Bob Ellis beat Mitsu Arakawa & Kinji Shibuya
att: 8,362

4/29/60 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
Dick The Bruiser beat Verne Gagne 2/3
Roy Shire & Ray Shire beat Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti
The Sheik beat Dick Steinborn
Johnny Weaver beat Wee Willie Davis
Nick Bockwinkel drew Joe Blanchard
Att: 3,880, Gate: $6,050

4/30/60 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
NWA Champion Pat O'Connor drew US Champion Dick The Bruiser when the 60 minute time limit expired in the 3rd fall
1 Bruiser beat O'Connor in 15:23
2 O'Connor beat Bruiser in 7:56
3 The 60 minute time limit expired before either man could score another fall
Raoul Romero beat Bronko Lubich
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti beat Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff 2/3
Bill Miller beat Dick Steinborn
Nick Bock drew Johnny Weaver
att: 10,635; gate: $23,306

5/7/60 Indianapolis, IN @ State Fair Coliseum
Dick The Bruiser no contest Gene Kiniski
Non Title Bout
Mysterious Medics beat AWA Tag Team Champions Roy Shire & Ray Shire
Bob Ellis beat The Sheik
Little Beaver & Bouncing Bennie Burke vs Irish Jackie & Pee Wee James

5/9/60 Windsor, Ontario, Canada @ Arena
Referee Joe Lauzon
United States Champion Dick the Bruiser dcor Wilbur Snyder in 3rd fall
Bobo Brazil (sub Bad Boy Joe) beat Dick Steinborn
Bobo Brazil beat Frank Brown
Nick Bock drew Kinji Shibuya
Att: 3,355

5/12/60 Fort Wayne, IN 
Dick The Bruiser beat The Sheik
Roy Shire & Ray Shire beat Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti
Nick Bockwinkel beat Lou Whitson
Att: 3871

5/13/60 Denver, CO @ Auditorium Arena
Dr. X beat Dick the Bruiser 2/3
in previews for the show, Bruiser was scheduled to wrestle Hans Schmidt and Dr. X was to wrestle Bud Fisher in the opener
Verne Gagne & Wilbur Snyder beat World Tag Team Champions Ray Shire & Roy Shire dq
Tom Zaharias beat Bud Fisher
Rex Mayes beat Nick Studen
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
Att: 4,000 fans

5/14/60 Cincinnati, OH
Bob Ellis beat Dick The Bruiser
The Sheik beat Wilbur Snyder
The Mysterious Medics beat Nicoli Volkoff & Boris Volkoff
Gene Kiniski beat Johnny Weaver
Lou Whitson beat Frank Brown

5/21/60 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
Kinji Shibuya & Mitsu Arakawa vs Joe Brunetti & Guy Brunetti
Dick The Bruiser vs Raoul Romero
Fritz Von Erich vs Don Eagle
Nicoli Volkoff vs Larry Chene
Boris Volkoff vs Frank Shields
Dr. Bill Miller vs Nick Bock

5/25/60 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
Roy Shire & Ray Shire drew Verne Gagne & Wilbur Snyder
Dick The Bruiser beat Bob Ellis dq
Little Beaver & Red Taylor beat Irish Jackie & Billy The Kid
The Sheik beat Nick Bockwinkel
Joe Blanchard beat Jack Wilson

5/28/60 Richmond, IN @ Richmond Baseball Park
United States Champion Dick the Bruiser vs Bob Ellis 2/3 60:00
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff vs Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti
The Sheik vs Johnny Weaver

6/4/60 Cincinnati, OH
Dick The Bruiser & The Sheik beat Bob Ellis & Wilbur Snyder
Bobo Brazil beat Juan Sebastian
Millie Stafford & Therese Theis beat Lorraine Johnson & Penny Banner
Angelo Poffo beat Raoul Lopez

6/10/60 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
Texas Death Match
Dick The Bruiser beat Bob Ellis
Ellis won six of the first seven falls but lost the 8th and could not continue.
Verne Gagne & Wilbur Snyder beat Roy Shire & Ray Shire 2/3
1 Ray pinned Gagne
2 Gagne beat Ray
3 Gagne beat Roy
Referee Jack Allen
Penny Banner beat Therese Theis
Crusher Lisowski beat Johnny Weaver in 20:00
Att: 5,131, Gate: $9,445

6/11/60 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
US Champion Dick The Bruiser beat Bob Ellis 2/3- this bout was set up by Ellis' upset of the Bruiser on Thursday, June 2 on studio wrestling from Windsor, Ontario
Mysterious Medics beat Bill Miller & Fritz Von Erich
Larry Chene beat Frank Shields
Nick Bock beat Hardy Kruskamp
Joe Blanchard drew Dick Steinborn
Att: 11,534; gate: $26,301.75

6/14/60 Monticello, IN @ Staggs Gym
Dick The Bruiser vs Joe Blanchard 2/3 60:00
Johnny Weaver & Dick Steinborn vs Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff 2/3 60:00
Plus one other match

6/15/60 Anderson, IN @ National Guard Armory
TV Taping
Bob Ellis, Wilbur Snyder, Dick The Bruiser, Joe Blanchard, The Sheik, Kinji Shibuya, Nick Bockwinkel & Don Eagle all in action.
Promoter: Ned Taylor of Indiana Wrestling Inc.
Note: "Movies to be made of all bouts to be shown later on channel 4."

6/21/60 Brazil, IN @ Brazil Armory
Cowboy Bob Ellis vs Dick The Bruiser
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff vs Nick Bockwinkel & Johnny Weaver
plus a one fall 20 minute match with one member from each team

6/24/60 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
Cage Match
Dick The Bruiser beat Bob Ellis when Bruiser tossed Ellis over the 5 foot cage
June Byers beat Penny Banner
Wilbur Snyder beat Mitsu Arakawa
Verne Gagne beat Stan Kowalski
Pedro Godoy beat Jack Wilson
Att: 4,135

6/25/60 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
Chicken Wire Cage Match
US Champion Dick The Bruiser beat Bob Ellis 2/3
1 Ellis pinned Bruiser in 10:51 after a bulldog headlock
2 Bruiser beat Ellis in 7:01
3 Bruiser pinned Ellis in 6:59 after a series of bodyslams
Ray Shire & Roy Shire beat Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti
Angelo Poffo beat Joe Blanchard
Nick Bock drew Fritz Von Erich
Rauol Romero drew Boris Volkoff
att: 13,297; gate $31,035.25

7/1/60 Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada @ Memorial Park
Dick the Bruiser beat Joe Brunetti 2-0
Guy Brunetti defeated Bill Miller dq
Johnny Weaver drew John Paul Henning
Att: 1,000

7/2/60 Angola, IN @ Buck Lake Ranch
Dick The Bruiser vs Bob Ellis
Jackie Hammond vs Penny Banner
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff vs Joe Blanchard & Johnny Weaver

7/5/60 Windsor, Ontario, Canada @ Arena
Special Referee: Sam Menacker
Dick the Bruiser beat Raoul Romero 2/3
1 Bruiser pinned Romero after a body slam
2 Romero beat Bruiser
3 Bruiser pinned Romero after hitting Raoul with a foreign object
The Medics drew Wilbur Snyder & Bob Ellis
Canadian Champion Bobo Brazil beat Waldo Von Erich in 23:00
Att: 2,000

7/12/60 Indianapolis, IN @ Tyndall Armory
Dick the Bruiser beat Bob Ellis
The Sheik beat Johnny Weaver
The Medics beat Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff
Pepper Gomez beat John Swenski

7/16/60 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
US Champion Dick The Bruiser vs Angelo Poffo
Wilbur Snyder & Pepper Gomez vs Mysterious Medics
Don Eagle vs Johnny Weaver
Raoul Romero vs Pancho Lopez
Plus one other match

7/18/60 Jasonville, IN @ Tri-City Fairgrounds
Dick The Bruiser vs Bob Ellis
Nicoli Volkoff & Boris Volkoff vs Joe Blanchard & Nick Bockwinkel
Plus one other match

7/19/60 Indianapolis, IN @ Tyndall Armory
Bob Ellis beat Dick the Bruiser
Laura Martinez & Millie Stafford beat Penny Banner & Kathy Starr
Pepper Gomez beat John Paul Henning
The Medics drew Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti when the time limit expired in the 3rd fall

7/23/60 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
Dick The Bruiser beat Raul Romero 2/3
Wilbur Snyder & Bobo Brazil beat Angelo Poffo & Bronco Lubich 2/3
Red Taylor & Dandy Andy Moore beat Irish Jackie & Billy The Kid
Joe Blanchard beat Jack Wilson
Att: 3,801

7/25/60 Anderson, IN @ National Guard Armory
TV Taping
Bob Ellis, Roy Shire, Ray Shire, Mysterious Medics, Dick The Bruiser, Joe Blanchard, Nick Bockwinkel, The Sheik and Pepper Gomez all in action.
Note: "Movies to be made of all bouts to be shown later on channel 4."

7/30/60 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
Wilbur Snyder & Pepper Gomez beat Dick The Bruiser & Fritz Von Erich when Gomez pinned Bruiser
Bob Ellis beat Herb Gerwig
Kinji Shibuya beat Joe Brunetti
Guy Brunetti beat Mitsu Arakawa
Nick Bock beat Johnny Weaver
att: 4,104

8/5/60 Elnora, IN @ Daviess County Fair
Dick The Bruiser vs Wilbur Snyder 2/3
Penny Banner vs Jackie Hammond
Tiny Roe vs Lord Littlebrook
Promoter: Leon Balkin of Evansville

8/6/60 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
Dick The Bruiser beat Bobo Brazil 2/3 when Bobo suffered an injury and could not continue
1 Bobo pinned Bruiser after a series of head butts
2 Bruiser pinned Bobo after a knee drop
3 Bruiser countered Bobo's head butt attempt with a flying mare. Bobo was injured and could not continue.
Joe Blanchard & Wilbur Snyder beat Mitsu Arakawa & Kinji Shibuya on a 3rd fall dq
1 Snyder won with an abdominal stretch
2 Mitsu Arakawa & Kinji Shibuya won
3 Joe Blanchard & Wilbur Snyder were dq'ed
Therese Theis beat Jackie Hammond in 20:00
World Tag Team Champions Roy Shire & Ray Shire beat Larry Hennig & Bill Wright
Notes: The Milwaukee card has been checked by clipping on Google News. Bill Wright later known as Billy Red Cloud.

8/9/60 Kokomo, IN @ Speedway
Dick the Bruiser vs Nick Bockwinkel
Angelo Poffo vs Pepper Gomez
Jack Allen vs Jack Wilson

8/10/60 Anderson, IN @ National Guard Armory
TV Taping
8 Bouts featuring Pepper Gomez, Dick The Bruiser, Bob Ellis, Roy Shire, Ray Shire, Verne Gagne, The Sheik and many more stars
Note: "Movies to be made of all bouts to be shown later on channel 4."

8/11/60 New Orleans, LA @ Municipal Auditorium
Dick the Bruiser beat Wilbur Snyder 2/3
Rod Rivera beat Bob Morrow
China Mira beat Jessica Rogers
Adrian Baillargeon beat Tony Jiminez
att: 5,000
Note: "Snyder is said to be undefeated and won the United States championship from Verne Gagne." – New Orleans LA Times-Picayune, Aug. 9, 1960

8/13/60 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
US Champion Dick The Bruiser beat Pepper Gomez 2/3
Wilbur Snyder drew Fritz Von Erich
Chris Tolos & John Tolos beat Nick Bock & Joe Blanchard
Angelo Poffo beat Dan O’Shocker
Mistu Arakawa beat Howard Martin
Att: 5,802

8/18/60 New Orleans, LA @ Municipal Auditorium
Referee: Al Massey
Dick the Bruiser dcor Wilbur Snyder in 3rd fall
Adrian Baillargeon beat Rod Rivera
China Mira & Jesse Jiminez beat Jessica Rogers & Ken Cooper
Promoter: Joe Gunther
att: 5,623
Note: "Seating capacity of the Auditorium is 9,600 and Gunther announced that the St. Ann Street side will be reserved for white wrestling patrons with the St. Peter side of the auditorium balcony and box seats reserved for Negro mat fans." – New Orleans LA Times-Picayune, Aug. 18, 1960

HOOKS AND JABS

(By Pete Baird, New Orleans LA Times-Picayune, Sunday, August 21, 1960)

The future is not very bright at all for boxing here in the months to come … (One) obstacle, many believe, is that mixed bouts are not imminent what with Gov. Davis having his hands full trying to keep segregation in the public schools. Thus this is hardly the time for the boxing commission to plug for integration in the fight racket.

So the ring fans have to turn to wrestling – and what a revolution! I never would have believed there would be so much interest in that sport here, but times are changing – everything is changing.

Anyway, the grapplers are making hay all over the country and Joe Gunther aims to reap all he can here by bringing in the best big boys he can find. Seems he found a couple of big Japanese named Mitsu Arakawa and Kinji Shibuya who have some judo holds called chop and "claw."

It's a shame Jim Murtagh, who passed away recently, wasn't around to see the 6,000 and $7,600 gate last week at the Auditorium, but at least his widow, Ernestine, is part of the promotion along with Manda Gunther, Joe's wife.

Joe aims to put on top shows whenever he can get the Auditorium. His next show will be Thursday night. Gorgeous George, perfume and all, will be on the next show, according to Joe.

BRUISER IN HOT WATER – "Lafayette, I ain't coming." That, in effect, is what Dick the Bruiser said Friday night as he swam languidly in a New Orleans pool. And those words cost him $500 and an indefinite suspension.

Seems the Bruiser was billed for a tag-team bout in Lafayette Friday but decided "they don't need me" so he failed to show. The Louisiana boxing commission didn't take kindly to that so it fined him the $500 and will give it to promoter Harry Romero to help compensate for his loss when the star was absent.

Martin Burke, commissioner, said they were trying hard to make all states recognize such suspensions, and Emile Bruneau is going to press for it at the boxing commissions' convention in Mexico City. "Already Chicago heard about this deal," said Burke, "and asked us to go easy on the Bruiser. But we must protect the promoters as well as others in wrestling and you can't do it without penalizing offenders."

In wrestling some might get away with taking a dive, but a swim can be costly.

New Orleans LA: August 22, 1960 (Monday)
Wrestler Dick the Bruiser is ordered by the Louisiana boxing commission to pay Lafayette LA promoter Harry Romero $212.50 for expenses incurred when the Bruiser no-showed a card there Friday, Aug. 19 … In addition, the commission levied a $250 fine on the Indiana athlete with the understanding he is to appear in Lafayette within 30 days and pay the reimbursement and fine within 72 hours. The Bruiser, attending in person, said "the whole thing was a misunderstanding, a mistake on my part."

8/24/60 Anderson, IN @ National Guard Armory
TV Taping
featuring Wilbur Snyder, Joe Blanchard, Nick Bockwinkel, Mysterious Medics, Pepper Gomez, Dick The Bruiser, Angelo Poffo & Bronko Lubich
Note: "Movies to be made of all bouts to be shown later on channel 4."

8/27/60 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
Special Referee: Bobo Brazil
Wilbur Snyder beat Dick The Bruiser 2/3
Bobo Brazil beat Wee Willie Davis
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti drew Mitsu Arakawa & Kinji Shibuya
Pepper Gomez beat Lou Whitson
Angelo Poffo vs Jack Allen

HOOKS AND JABS

(By Pete Baird, New Orleans LA Times-Picayune, Sunday, August 28, 1960)

(column excerpt) … (Dick the Bruiser) was put on the carpet last week by the boxing commission and fined $500 for running out of his engagement at Lafayette. That wasn't a terrific blow to the Bruiser, however. During the commission session the Bruiser was asked how much dough he makes a month. "It fluctuates (goes up and down, boys)," said Richard. (Chairman Emile) Bruneau said, "But you must know approximately what you make." Replied the B., "It runs between $4,000 and $8,000 a month." If the average is six big ones, the mean man picks up $72,000 per annum. So what's $500 to the Bruiser who was on a swimming party here when he was supposed to be tag-teaming in Lafayette?

8/29/60 Windsor, Ontario, Canada @ Arena
Referee Steve Zold
Dick The Bruiser beat Pepper Gomez on a 3rd fall COR
1 Bruiser pinned Gomez after a knee drop in 12:00
2 Gomez beat Bruiser with a stomach claw within 4 minutes
3 Gomez was counted out of the ring after Bruiser smashed Gomez in the head with the timekeeper's metal table
Bob Ellis beat Angelo Poffo on a 3rd fall dq
1 Poffo beat Ellis with an Italian Backbreaker
2 Ellis pinned Poffo after a bulldog headlock
3 Poffo's manager Bronco Lubich interfered and Poffo was dq'ed
Nick Bock & Joe Blanchard beat Ray Shire & Bronco Lubich 2/3
Att: "The crowd of nearly 2,000"
Promoters: Jim Barnett & Johnny Doyle

9/3/60 Angola, IN @ Buck Lake Ranch
NWA Champion vs US Champion
NWA Champion Pat O"Connor vs US Champion Dick the Bruiser
Mitsu Arakawa & Kinji Shibuya vs Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti
Joe Blanchard vs Gene (Ralph?) Bartleman

9/8/60 New Orleans, LA @ Municipal Auditorium
Dick the Bruiser beat Cowboy Bob Ellis 2/3
Rod Rivera beat Gorgeous George dq
Cowboy Bradley & Beau Brummel beat Tiny Roe & Lord Littlebrook
Adrian Baillargeon beat Tony Jiminez
att: 5,000

9/10/60 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
US Champion Dick The Bruiser drew Larry Chene when the referee stopped the match in the 3rd fall
1 Bruiser beat Chene in 22:59
2 Chene beat Bruiser in 8:19
3 After 15 minutes, the referee stopped the bout with both wrestlers bleeding
NWA Champion Pat O'Connor beat Dan Miller
Bill Miller drew Pepper Gomez
John Tolos & Chris Tolos vs Mitsu Arakawa & Kinji Shibuya
Jim Hady vs Ali Bey
Pat Duffy vs Emile Dupre
Rene Bardot vs Miguel Torres
Don Jardine vs Frank Shields
Steve Zold vs Jackie Hill
Tony Martinelli vs Tony Cosanza
att: 15,468, gate $38,046

9/12/60 Windsor, Ontario, Canada @ Arena
Referee Len Aldous
Dick the Bruiser beat Wilbur Snyder utc
1 Snyder beat Bruiser with a "grapevine hold."
2 Snyder was counted out of the ring due to an injury
3 Snyder was unable to continue
Canadian Heavyweight Champion Bobo Brazil beat Mitsu Arakawa via pin after a series of head butts
Dr. Bill Miller beat Guy Brunetti in 15:00
Joe Brunetti beat Dan Miller via pin in 15:00 with a cradle hold
Att: "900 rabid enthusiasts"

9/16/60 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
Verne Gagne (sub Wilbur Snyder) & Bobo Brazil beat Angelo Poffo & Dick The Bruiser dq
The Medics beat Joe Blanchard & Nick Bockwinkel 2/3
Elaine Ellis & Lola LaRay beat Carol Cook & Betty Clark
Babs Wingo & Marva Scott beat Ethel Johnson & Ramona Isbell
Little Beaver & Red Taylor beat Tom Thumb & Pee Wee James
Att: "3,555 fans"

9/17/60 New Orleans, LA @ Municipal Auditorium
Referee: Sam Menacker
Dick the Bruiser vs Cowboy Bob Ellis 
Gorgeous George vs Bob Morrow
Mickey Sharpe vs Ray Andrews
Note: Special Saturday Night Card.

9/22/60 New Orleans, LA @ Municipal Auditorium
Dick the Bruiser beat Adrian Baillargeon
Dick the Bruiser beat Wilbur Snyder utc
Adrian Baillargeon beat Gorgeous George
Bob Morrow beat Mickey Sharpe dq
Jim LaRock beat Firpo Zbyszko
att: 3,500
Note: Snyder reportedly sustained an ankle injury when attacked by Dick the Bruiser before the bell rang, so Baillargeon was rushed in as a substitute.

VIEWING THE NEWS        
(By Bill Keefe, New Orleans LA Times-Picayune, Tuesday, September 27, 1960)

(column excerpt) … Wrestling interests in Alabama, where Joe Gunther zoomed the mat game next to football as a sports attraction, are beckoning Gunther to return and once more take the helm as promoter. But Gunther (has) turned down the offer and said even if he wanted to make the change he'd have trouble getting his wife to leave their adopted New Orleans.

"We've lived here for more than twenty years and probably will remain for the rest of our lives," said Joe. "Crescent City mat fans have been loyal with their regular attendance and now that we are in a position to bring in all the topflight wrestling talent, we aim to stay and continue surpassing attendance-wise cities with much larger populations."

Gunther said he had to switch his Municipal Auditorium date to Tuesday of this week as it was the only date available.

"We didn't want to miss the chance to show Pepper Gomez, whom the fans have poured in requests to see in action against Dick the Bruiser," Gunther said. The latter said the expected huge crowd Tuesday night will bring the total attendance mark well past the 15,000 figure for the month of October.

Emile Bruneau, chairman of the Louisiana State Athletic Commission, is supervising wrestling with the same diligence he does the boxing game and Bruneau says he and other commission members are happy with talent and attractions Gunther is presenting.

"Most of the leading wrestlers are college graduates and well-behaved fellows and can hold their own in conversations on any given subject," said Emile.

9/27/60 New Orleans, LA @ Municipal Auditorium
Referee: Al Massey
Dick the Bruiser beat Pepper Gomez 2/3
Adrian Baillargeon & Paul Anderson beat Mickey Sharpe & Gorgeous George
Jim LaRock beat Chuck Berger
att: 5,000

9/29/60 Fort Wayne, IN
Archie Moore referee
Mitsu Arakawa & Kinji Shibuya ddq Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti'
Dick The Bruiser beat Wilbur Snyder
Fuzzy Cupid beat Little Beaver
Lorraine Johnson beat Millie Stafford
Att: 4,187

9/30/60 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
Special Referee: Archie Moore
Antonino Rocca beat US Champion Dick The Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti beat Roy Shire & Ray Shire
Larry Chene beat Dick “Bulldog” Brower (sub Brute Bernard)
Bill Miller beat Nick Bock
Yukon Eric beat Cowboy Rocky Lee
Dan Miller beat Emile Dupre
Att: 15,154

10/1/60 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
Dick The Bruiser beat Pepper Gomez 2/3
1 Bruiser beat Gomez
2 Gomez beat Bruiser with a claw hold
3 Bruiser pinned Gomez
Hair vs Masks
Verne Gagne & Bobo Brazil beat The Medics 2-0 and unmasked them as "two Spaniards."
1 Brazil pinned one of the Medics after a series of koko bonks
2 Gagne beat one of the Medics with a sleeper hold
Bob Ellis beat Rocky Lee via pin after a bulldog headlock
Joe Blanchard beat Emile DuPre via pin after a series of dropkicks
Cowboy Bradley & Lord Littlebrook beat Tony Roe & Bull Brummell
Att: "4,727 patrons"

10/5/60 Anderson, IN @ National Guard Armory
TV Taping
8 bouts featuring Yukon Eric, Dick The Bruiser, Ray Shire, Roy Shire, Angelo Poffo, Bronko Lubich, Bob Ellis, Pepper Gomez and many more stars
Note: "Movies to be made of all bouts to be shown later on channel 4."

10/8/60 Cincinnati, OH
The Sheik & Dick The Bruiser beat Yukon Eric & Hercules Cortez
Bob Ellis drew Kinji Shibuya
Pepper Gomez drew Mitsu Arawaka
Wilbur Snyder beat Dan Miller
June Byers beat Millie Stafford
Emile Dupre drew Ralph Bartleman

10/12/60 Wallaceburg, Ontario, Canada @ Memorial Arena
Dick The Bruiser beat Bob Ellis 2/3 in 28:00
1 Bruiser beat Ellis
2 Ellis beat Bruiser at the 20 minute mark
3 Bruiser pinned Ellis at the 28 minute mark after using a chair
Dr. Bill Miller beat Guy Brunetti in 38:00
Joe Brunetti beat Pete (Dan?) Miller 2/3
Att: "record crowd of 2,730 persons"

10/13/60 Fort Wayne, IN
Pepper Gomez beat Dick The Bruiser
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti beat Kinji Shubuyia & Mitsu Arakawa dq
Dr X  beat Lou Whitson

10/15/60 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
One Fall to a Finish
Dick The Bruiser beat Pepper Gomez in 35:00
Verne Gagne & Bobo Brazil beat Mitsu Arakawa & Kinji Shibuya
Bobby Managoff drew Dr. X
June Byers beat Lorraine Johnson
Att: 3,750

10/18/60 Indianapolis, IN @ Tyndall Armory
Dick the Bruiser drew Pepper Gomez
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti beat Kinji Shibuya & Mitsu Arakawa dq
The Sheik beat Nick Bockwinkel
Joe Blanchard beat Nino Perez
att: 3,600

10/22/60 Cincinnati, OH
Yukon Eric & Hercules Cortez beat The Sheik & Dick The Bruiser
Bob Ellis beat Dr. X and unmasked him as Bill Miller
Angelo Poffo drew Nick Bockwinkel
Lord Littlebrook & Cowboy Bradley beat Tiny Roe & Beau Brummel
Frank Allman beat Nino Perez

10/26/60 Indianapolis, IN @ Tyndall Armory
Dick the Bruiser beat Pepper Gomez COR
Guy Brunetti beat Nino Perez
Joe Brunetti beat Lou Whitson
Bobby Managoff beat The Sheik dq
Wilbur Snyder & Cowboy Bob Ellis drew Kinji Shibuya & Mitsu Arakawa 45:00

10/27/60 Fort Wayne, IN
Referee Connie Marker
Dick The Bruiser beat Pepper Gomez
Bobby Managoff beat The Sheik
Lord Littlebrook & Beau Brummel beat Cowboy Bradley & Tiny Roe

10/28/60 Boston, MA @ Garden
World Champion Killer Kowalski beat Pepper Gomez
Verne Gagne beat Dick the Bruiser dq
Alma Mills beat Lucille Dupree 2/3
Frank Scarpa beat Perry Garvin
Haystack Muldoon beat Wildman Firpo
The Rebel & Ivan Strogoff beat Ron Hill & Golden Boy Dupree
Killer Douglas drew Joe Sasso 20:00
Att: 6,000

10/29/60 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
No Referee
Verne Gagne & Yukon Eric beat Dick The Bruiser & Raoul Romero 2/3
No Referee Match
Killer Kowalski beat Pepper Gomez
Joe Brunetti beat Ray Shire
Roy Shire beat Guy Brunetti
Luis Martinez beat Tom Zaharias
Att: 15,853

11/5/60 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
Yukon Eric beat Dick The Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
Angelo Poffo beat Pepper Gomez
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti drew Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff 30:00
Joe Blanchard beat Jack Allen
Ethel Johnson & Kathleen Wimbley beat Babs Wingo & Marva Scott
Att: 6,592

11/7/60 Windfall, IN @ High School Gymnasium
Dick The Bruiser vs Bob Ellis
plus two other matches including a tag team match

11/11/60 Fort Wayne, IN
Yukon Eric beat Dick The Bruiser
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti beat Chris Toos & John Tolos
The Sheik beat Pepper Gomez

11/12/60 Cincinnati, OH
Dick The Bruiser beat Hercules Cortez
Killer Kowalski beat Nick Bockwinkel
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti beat Frank Allman & Martino Angelo
Don Leo Jonathan beat Jim Grabmire

11/14/60 Greenburg, IN @ Community Gymnasium
Dick The Bruiser vs Bob Ellis
Chris Tolos & John Tolos vs Nick Bockwinkel & Joe Blanchard
bout between one member of each tag team

11/16/60 Anderson, IN @ National Guard Armory
TV Taping
8 bouts featuring Yukon Eric, Killer Kowalski, Bob Ellis, John Tolos, Chris Tolos, Pepper Gomez, Don Leo Jonathan, Dick The Bruiser and many more top stars
Note: "Movies to be made of all bouts to be shown later on channel 4."

11/18/60 Boston, MA @ Garden
World Champion Killer Kowalski beat Yukon Eric
Antonino Rocca beat Dick the Bruiser
Haystack Muldoon beat Jimmy Valentine
Enrico Ponzi beat Vorrius the Greek
Joe Red Sasso beat Harry Lewis
The Texas Rebels beat Ron Hill & Nick Valley
Killer Douglas beat Dick Bousier
Att: 6,500

11/23/60 Denver, CO @ Auditorium Arena
Pepper Gomez & Raoul Romero beat Dick the Bruiser & Larry Hamilton (sub Angelo Poffo) 2/3
Jack Pesek beat Larry Hamilton in 12:04
Emile Dupre (sub Ernie Dusek) drew Larry Hamilton 30:00
Ricardo Cortez beat Abe Starr in 16:30
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
Att: 3,438 fans
Note: Hamilton wrestling in three matches doesn't make much sense.

11/24/60 Fort Wayne, IN
Yukon Eric beat Dick The Bruiser dq
The Sheik & Angelo Poffo dcor Pepper Gomez & Bob Ellis 
Bronco Lubich beat Nick Bockwinkel
Att: 5,599

11/25/60 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
Yukon Eric beat Dick The Bruiser in 22:00 when Bruiser quit because of a cut forehead
Verne Gagne beat Mitsu Arakawa in 19:00
Killer Kowalski drew Bob Ellis 30:00
Jack Allen beat Tom Neri
Wilbur Snyder & Pepper Gomez beat Angelo Poffo & Bronco Lubich
Att: 7,081, Gate: $13,000

11/26/60 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
US Champion Dick the Bruiser beat Bill Miller 2/3
Yukon Eric & Raoul Romero beat Ray Shire & Roy Shire COR to win World Tag Title
Killer Kowalski beat Angelo Poffo
Mitsu Arakawa (sub Kinji Shibuya) beat Bronko Lubich
Pepper Gomez drew Bobby Managoff (sub Mitsu Arakawa)
Att: 10,176

11/29/60 Kansas City, MO @ Municipal Auditorium
Dick The Bruiser beat Pepper Gomez 2/3
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti beat Kinji Shibuya & Mitsu Arakawa 2/3
The Sheik beat Joe Blanchard in 15:10 with an “Arabian neckbreaker”
Lorraine Johnson beat Judy Glover via pin in 6:34
John Paul Henning beat Rocky Lee via pin in 7:50
Joe Hamilton beat Jack O’Reilly via pin in 7:38

12/3/60 Cincinnati, OH
Dick The Bruiser & The Sheik no contest Johnny Barned & Magnificent Maurice
Bob Ellis beat Killer Kowalski
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti beat Herb Gerwig & Gregory Jarque
Bobo Brazil beat Prince Nero
Frankie Talaber beat Jack Steele

12/7/60 Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada @ St. Gilbert's Hall
Dick the Bruiser beat Pepper Gomez on a 3rd fall COR
Guy Brunetti beat Bronko Lubich
Angelo Poffo beat Joe Brunetti dq
Att: "600 fans"

12/8/60 Denver, CO @ Auditorium Arena
Dick the Bruiser beat Yukon Eric 2/3
1 Bruiser beat Eric in 6:48
2 Eric beat Bruiser in 1:48
3 Bruiser beat Eric
Women’s Champion June Byers beat Beverly Lehmer 2/3
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti beat Ernie Dusek & Larry Hamilton 1-0 60:00
1 Brunettis won
2 The 60 minute time limit expired before either team could score another fall
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
in attendance: Everette Marshall
Att: 3,600 fans

12/9/60 Buffalo, NY @ Memorial Auditorium
Wrestlethon
Qualifying round:
Cowboy Bob Ellis beat Ramon Lopez
The Sheik beat Bobby Bell
Duke Keomuka beat Billy Parks
Dick the Bruiser beat Reggie Parks
First round:
Doc Gallagher beat The Sheik by decision in 10:00
Ilio DiPaolo beat Fritz Von Erich by decision in 10:00
Don Leo Jonathan beat Frank Valois in 3:41
Billy “Red” Lyons beat Cowboy Bob Ellis by decision in 10:00
Sato Keomuka beat Waldo Von Erich in 2:42
Mike Gallagher beat Duke Keomuka by decision in 10:00
Dick the Bruiser beat Fritz Von Goering in 3:20
Hercules Romero beat Hans Hermann in 3:46
Second round:
Sato Keomuka beat Mike Gallagher in 0:42
Billy “Red” Lyons beat Ilio DiPaolo by decision in 10:00
Doc Gallagher beat Don Leo Jonathan dq in 6:09
Hercules Romero beat Dick the Bruiser dq in 3:56
Semifinals:
Billy “Red” Red Lyons beat Doc Gallagher in 1:25
Sato Keomuka walked over Romero, who was hurt versus Bruiser
Finals:
Sato Keomuka beat Billy “Red” Lyons in 8:46
att: 10,777

12/10/60 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
Dick the Bruiser & Killer Kowalski beat Yukon Eric & Raoul Romero 2-0 to win World Tag Title
Argentina Rocca beat Ray Shire
Roy Shire vs Miguel Perez
John Tolos vs Guy Brunetti
Chris Tolos vs Joe Brunetti
Gregory Jarque drew Nick Bock
Luis Martinez vs Pepper Gomez
Little Beaver & Bouncing Bernie Burke vs Pee Wee James & Irish Jackie
Note: Bruiser still billed as US Champion

12/13/60 Kansas City, MO @ Municipal Auditorium
Yukon Eric beat Killer Kowalski on a 3rd fall dq
Dick The Bruiser beat Nick Bockwinkel 2/3
Bob Ellis dcor The Sheik
Mike Paidousis drew Pepper Gomez 20:00
Kathy Starr & Millie Stafford beat Judy Glover & Jessica Rogers 2/3

12/16/60 Buffalo, NY @ Memorial Auditorium
NWA Champion Pat O'Connor beat Sato Keomuka dq for refusing to break stranglehold in 21:44
Doc Gallagher & Mike Gallagher beat Ray Shire & Howard Martin, 15:23
Dick (the Bruiser) Afflis beat Bobo Brazil in 10:00 after using a chair
Ilio DiPaolo drew Fritz von Erich
Billy “Red” Lyons beat Frank Valois via pin in 10:52 with a back rollover 
Miguel Perez beat Cyclone Smith in 5:46

12/21/60 Toledo, OH @ Sports Arena
Fritz Von Erich beat Dick the Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
Ilio DiPaolo beat Ray Shire to win Ohio championship
Miguel Perez beat Roy Shire (sub Doc Gallagher)
Mike Gallagher drew Billy ‘Red’ Lyons
Dick Beyer beat Dan O’Shocker
Promoter: Walter J. Moore

12/26/60 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
Referee Billy Schmae
Dick The Bruiser beat Angelo Poffo via pin
Bob Ellis beat Killer Kowalski COR
Wilbur Snyder drew Bobby Managoff 20:00
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti beat Roy Shire & Mitsu Arakawa 2/3
Bobo Brazil beat Jack Wilson
Jack Allen beat Count Coroni
Att: 3,100
Promoter: Joe Blanchard

12/29/60 Denver, CO @ Auditorium Arena
World Title Claimant Dick the Bruiser beat Bob Ellis on a 3rd fall dq
1 Bruiser beat Ellis in 7:11
2 Ellis beat Bruiser in 1:07
3 Ellis was dq'ed in 5:52
This match may have been for the U.S. Title, but it was listed as “World” Title in the newspaper
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti beat Ernie Dusek (sub The Sheik) & Larry Hamilton
Joe Brunetti drew Larry Hamilton when the 45 minute time limit expired in the 3rd fall
Ernie Dusek beat Guy Brunetti
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
Att: 4,500 fans
Note: The Sheik reportedly was stuck in Detroit due to weather.

12/30/60 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
Dick The Bruiser & Killer Kowalski drew Verne Gagne & Argentina Rocca 2/3
Wilbur Snyder beat Ernie Dusek
Jack Pesek beat George McArthur
Emile Dupre drew Larry Hamilton
Dick Garza drew Luis Martinez
Att: 5,860

Credit the usual suspects. Tim Hornbaker. Robert VanKavelaar. Jim Mandl. Mark Bujan. George Lentz. Mike DuPree. Tim Tassler. Will Morrisey. Jim Melby. Don Luce. JMK.

Note: Added a few Nebraska cards

Note: Added Hisa's Richmond, Indiana listing

Note: Added a Windsor card from Kriss.

Note: Added a few Florida cards, one Windsor card and one Wallaceburg card from the google news archives.

Note: Made a bunch of edits and added several Denver cards from Tim Hornbaker.

Note: Added the three Ontario cards from Kriss and a bunch of fall listings plus other info on the Milwaukee cards.

Note: Added a bunch of stuff from Kriss and a few cards of my own.

Note: Added a few Buffalo cards from Steve Johnson @ SteelBeltWrestling.com

Note: Added a Racine, WI card from One Fan Gang

Note: Made multiple corrections and additions on Detroit cards via Jim Mandl and Tim Hornbaker.

Note: Added some Boston cards from Tim Hornbaker.

Note: Added sone Florida cards from Robert Van Kavelaar.



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Chitown Rich wrote: I've seen some results of Bruiser in Greeley, Colorado.
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1961 is almost finished. Just need to add the Milwaukee cards from that year and I'll be done with it. Most complete year yet. 



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The United States Title gets very confusing in 1961. Promoters Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle ran cards in a number of cities including Detroit, Indianapolis and Denver. Barnett and Doyle were in control of the United States Title. But each city at times had different United States Champions. Wilbur Snyder might have the strap in one city. Dick The Bruiser in another. Bob Ellis in another. And so on and so forth. OK that's easy to understand.

Roy Shire ran his first card in San Francisco on March 4, 1961. He was affiliated with Barnett and Doyle using much of the same talent in San Francisco and other Northern California cities. However Roy Shire created his own United States Champion in Ray Stevens who was known as Ray Shire everywhere else but the San Francisco territory for most of 1961. Ray Stevens wasn't the only one playing the name game. Hercules Cortez was Cortez in one city, Raoul Romero in another and Hercules Romero in another. When you see these types of things in the listings, it's not my mistake. That's just the way it was.

1/6/61 Buffalo, NY @ Memorial Auditorium
Dick The Bruiser beat Mike Gallagher
Bobo Brazil beat Doc Gallagher
Red Feather & Brown Panther beat Irish Jackie & Billy The Kid
Bearcat Wright beat Ramon Lopez
Miguel Perez beat Joe Lacorte
Joe Christie beat Billy Parks
att: 4,588

1/7/61 Cincinnati, OH @ Gardens
Original lineup
Dick the Bruiser & The Sheik vs Magnificent Maurice & Johnny Barend
Bobo Brazil vs Angelo Poffo
Red Bastien & Lou Bastien vs Juan Sebastian & Nick Kolonas
Frankie Talaber vs Golden Menace

1/7/61 Cincinnati, OH
Results from another source
Dick The Bruiser & The Sheik no contest Johnny Barend & Magnificent Maurice
Bobo Brazil beat Angelo Poffo
Bob Ellis beat Danno O’Shocker & Gregory Jarque
Frankie Talaber beat Golden Menace

1/12/61 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
Dick The Bruiser & Killer Kowalski beat Yukon Eric & Bob Ellis when Bruiser pinned Ellis in 9:30 of the 3rd fall
Red Bastien & Lou Bastien no contest Angelo Poffo & Bronco Lubich
Bobo Brazil beat Dr. X and unmasked him "but the Doctor left in a huffin' hurry and his identity is still a mystery."
Don Leo Jonathan beat Jack Wilson
Att: "3,128 paid critics"

1/13/61 Marion, IN
Dick The Bruiser beat Cowboy Bob Ellis

1/17/61 Kansas City, MO @ Municipal Auditorium
Bob Ellis vs The Sheik
Dick the Bruiser vs Yukon Eric
Bobo Brazil vs Pedro Godoy
John Paul Henning & Sonny Myers vs Lee Henning & Stan Stasiak
Ann Regan vs Pat Lyda

1/19/61 Denver, CO @ City Auditorium Arena
United States Champion Dick the Bruiser beat Bob Ellis 2/3 utc
1 Bruiser beat Ellis in 6:50
2 Ellis beat Bruiser in 5:52
3 Ellis could not continue
a bloody match, with Ellis bleeding profusely
Verne Gagne drew The Sheik 30:00
Yukon Eric beat Killer Kowalski with a bear hug
Wilbur Snyder beat Gene Kiniski 2/3
1 Kiniski beat Snyder
2 Snyder beat Kiniski
3 Snyder beat Kiniski when Gene refused to continue
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
in attendance: Johnny Doyle
promotional company: Barnett-Doyle Promotions
Denver Publicity Agent: Mark Schreiber
8,000 fans in attendance, record crowd with 2500-3500 fans turned away
gate: $20,000

1/24/61 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
Five foot high steel fence match, Referee Billy Schmae
Dick The Bruiser & Killer Kowalski beat Yukon Eric & Bob Ellis
1 Kowalski pinned Eric in 6:00 after a series of knee "jolts"
2 Eric beat Kowalski in 7:00 with a bear hug
3 Bruiser pinned Ellis
Red Bastien & Lou Bastien beat Ray Shire & Don Leo Jonathan when Lou pinned Don Leo in the 3rd fall after an atomic drop
The Sheik drew Bobo Brazil 20:00
Jack Allen drew Jack Wilson 20:00
Att: "2,735 cool cats"
Promoter: Joe Blanchard

1/25/61 Anderson, IN @ National Guard Armory
TV Taping
8 bouts featuring Red Bastien, Lou Bastien, Dick The Bruiser, Don Leo Jonathan, Dr. Big Bill Miller, Bob Ellis, Yukon Eric and many other top stars
Note: "Movies to be made of all bouts to be shown later on channel 4."

1/27/61 Buffalo, NY @ Memorial Auditorium
Bobo Brazil beat Dick The Bruiser
Fritz Von Erich beat Reggie Parks
Sato Keomuka drew Billy Red Lyons
Dick Beyer drew Mike Gallagher
Doc Gallagher beat Danno O'Shocker
Miguel Perez beat Larry Moquin

1/28/61 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
Bobo Brazil beat Dick The Bruiser dq
Roy Shire & Ray Shire vs Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti
Att: 16,852

2/2/61 Fort Wayne, IN
Dick The Bruiser & Killer Kowalski beat Bob Ellis & Yukon Eric
Don Leo Jonathan beat The Sheik
Red Bastien & Lou Bastien beat Chris Tolos & John Tolos

2/3/61 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
AWA Champion Dick the Bruiser no contest Yukon Eric
Ray Gunkel beat Gypsy Joe
Tiny Evans & Chief Little Eagle beat Danny Miller & Skull Murphy
Note: Bruiser was the United States Champion for Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle in Denver. Bruiser being billed as AWA Champion actually does makes some sense since Barnett's promotion in Indiana was often referred to as the American Wrestling Alliance.

2/8/61 Anderson, IN @ National Guard Armory
TV Taping
8 bouts featuring The Sheik, Yukon Eric, Red Bastien, Lou Bastien, Killer Kowalski, Dr. Big Bill Miller, Don Leo Jonathan and Pampero Firpo
Note: "Movies to be made of all bouts to be shown later on channel 4."

2/10/61 Indianapolis, IN
Yukon Eric beat Killer Kowalski dq
Dick The Bruiser beat Bobo Brazil
Red Bastien & Lou Bastien beat Masked Argentina Gauchos
Karl Gotch beat Frank Valois
Baby Cheryl beat Darling Dagmar
Joe Blanchard drew The Sheik
Pampero Firpo beat Guy Hill

2/11/61 Cincinnati, OH @ Gardens
Dick the Bruiser vs The Sheik
Red Bastien & Lou Bastien vs The Argentina Gauchos
Bobo Brazil vs Bill Miller
Note: Bruiser & Bobo wrestled in Milwaukee that night.

2/11/61 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
Two Referees Jack Wilson (inside the ring) and Bobby Schmae (outside the ring)
Bobo Brazil beat Dick The Bruiser on a reverse decision in the 3rd fall
Verne Gagne & Yukon Eric beat Chris Tolos & John Tolos
Wilbur Snyder beat The Sheik dq in 17:00
Killer Kowalski beat Bobby Managoff in 21:00
Baby Cheryl beat Darling Dagmar
Pampero Firpo beat Guy Hill via pin
Att: "a turn away gathering of 9,650", Gate: $17,797.30
Promoter: Joe Blanchard

2/14/61 Kansas City, MO @ Municipal Auditorium
Dick the Bruiser vs Bobo Brazil
Bob Ellis vs The Sheik
The Medics vs Sonny Myers & John Paul Henning
Dot Dotson vs Millie Stafford
Tommy O’Toole vs Billy Cox
Happy Humphrey vs Lee Henning

2/16/61 Fort Wayne, IN
Dick The Bruiser & Killer Kowalski vs Yukon Eric & Joe Blanchard
Ethel Johnson & Ramona Teselle beat Babs Wingo & Louise Green
Don Leo Jonathan beat Ray Shire
Att: 5,013

2/17/61 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
Dick the Bruiser vs Yukon Eric
Judy Grable vs Rita Cortez
Gypsy Joe & Skull Murphy vs Bill Dromo & Chief Little Eagle
Juan Harkey vs Guy Mitchell

2/18/61 Cincinnati, OH
The Sheik beat Dick The Bruiser
Bobo Brazil drew Bill Miller
Johnny Barend & Magnificent Maurice beat Bobby Managoff & Joe Blanchard
Red Bastien & Lou Bastien beat The Argentine Gauchos
Cowboy Bradley & Lord Littlebrook beat Bull Brummel & Tiny Roe

2/25/61 Detroit, MI
Argentina Rocca & Bobo Brazil beat Roy Shire & Ray Shire
Raoul Romero beat Angelo Savoldi
Pampero Firpo drew Emile Dupre
Bobo Brazil (Champion) was supposed to wrestle Dick The Bruiser For The US Title Match where any-thing goes - No DQ,No Time Limit,No Fouls and No Limit on the number of falls but Dick The Bruiser did not show up because of bad weather. Cowboy Bob Ellis was supposed to be with Argentina Rocca as the tag team partner against Roy & Ray Shire but Bob Ellis did not show up because of bad weather. Killer Kowalski vs. Joe Blanchard - Both of them did not show up because of bad weather.

2/27/61 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
Fight To The Finish Match
Dick The Bruiser beat Bobo Brazil in 33:00 to regain the US Title when Brazil suffered a neck injury and was unable to continue
Billy Red Lyons (sub Ilio DiPaulo) & Joe Blanchard beat Doc Gallagher & Mike Gallagher (subs for Chris Tolos & John Tolos)
Raoul Romero beat Vic Christy
Emile Dupre beat Jesus Chausson
att: 16,363 (an estimated 10,000 were turned away); gate: $42,256

3/1/61 Denver, CO @ City Auditorium Arena
Bobo Brazil beat Dick the Bruiser 2/3 to capture the United States Title
1 Bruiser pinned Brazil in 9:50 after a knee drop
2 Brazil pinned Bruiser in 2:20 after a series of headbutts
3 Brazil beat Bruiser when the referee stopped the match because Bruiser was bleeding profusely
Antonino Rocca beat The Sheik in 12:01
Mitsu Arakawa beat Danny Loos Jr. in 6:45
Verne Gagne beat Angelo Savoldi in 12:08
Ray Shire beat Bill Melby 2/3
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
referee: Rex Mayes
8,000 fans with 3,000 fans turned away
gate: $19,000-$20,000

3/2/61 Fort Wayne, IN
Bobo Brazil beat Dick The Bruiser
Don Leo Jonathan & Bill Miller beat Red Bastien & Lou Bastien
Darling Dagmar beat Baby Cheryl
Att: 7,447
Note: Newspaper said Brazil won US title and Bruiser was a bloody mess after match

3/3/61 Marion, IN
Yukon Eric beat Dick The Bruiser dq
June Byers beat Kathleen Wimbley
Bobby Managoff drew Joe Blanchard

3/7/61 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
Dick The Bruiser beat Bobo Brazil when Brazil was unable to continue in 3rd fall after missing a drop kick
1 Bruiser pinned Brazil
2 Brazil pinned Bruiser
3 Brazil missed a drop kick and was unable to continue. "It took him 15 minutes to revive and get to the dressing room."
Antonino Rocca beat Einar Olson
Verhe Gagne & Yukon Eric beat Pampero Firpo & Baron Gattoni
Karl Gotch beat Fritz Von Goering via pin
Killer Kowalski beat Bob Rasmussen
Att: "6,712 fans", Gate: $14,252.80
Promoter: Joe Blanchard

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3/9/61 Anderson, IN @ National Guard Armory
TV Taping
8 bouts featuring Verne Gagne, Argentina Rocca, Dick The Bruiser, Angelo Savoldi, Killer Kowalski, Karl Gotch, Yukon Eric, Joe Blanchard and many other top stars
Note: "Movies to be made of all bouts to be shown later on Channel 4"

3/11/61 Indianapolis, IN
Dick The Bruiser beat Bobo Brazil
Argentina Rocca beat Angelo Savoldi
Red Bastien & Lou Bastien beat Ray Shire & Baron Gattoni
La Chona LaClaire & Elaine Ellis beat Mary Hillis & Lola LaRay
Fritz Von Goering beat Vic Christy
Hercules Cortez beat Mike Valentino

3/16/61 Fort Wayne, IN
Bobo Brazil beat Dick The Bruiser
Ray Shire beat Bobby Managoff dq
Red Bastien & Lou Bastien beat Bill Miller & Don Leo Jonathan

3/24/61 Cincinnati, OH @ Garden
Dick The Bruiser, Dr. Bill Miller, Leo Nomellini and Joe Blanchard in action
Results from another source listed below.

3/24/61 Cincinnati, OH
The Sheik beat Dick The Bruiser
Bill Miller drew Joe Blanchard
Killer Kowalski beat Bob Rasmussen
Leo Nomellini beat Greg Jarque
Frankie Talaber beat Eric Von Brock

3/25/61 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
Dick The Bruiser beat Killer Kowalski
Bobo Brazil & Leo Nomellini beat Chris Tolos & John Tolos
Antonino Rocca beat Don Leo Jonathan
Bruno Sammartino (sub Swede Olson) beat Angelo Savoldi
Bob Ellis beat Bob Rasmussen (sub Dr. Big Bill Miller)
Karl Gotch beat Fritz Von Goering
Att: 11,470; gate: $26,277

3/29/61 Denver, CO @ Coliseum
Dick the Bruiser beat Bobo Brazil 2/3 to regain the United States Title
1 Bruiser pinned Bobo in 7:26 after a knee drop
2 Bobo pinned Bruiser in 1:47 after a coco bump
3 Bruiser pinned Bobo in 2:11 after Brazil missed a coco bump
Women’s Champion June Byers beat Penny Banner in 14:48
Bob Ellis & Wilbur Snyder beat Ray Shire & Roy Shire 2/3
1 Ray Shire pinned Snyder in 16:01
2 Snyder pinned Roy Shire in 6:08
3 Ellis pinned Roy in 2:55
Antonino Rocca beat Lou Whitson 2-0
1 Rocca beat Whitson in 10:35
2 Rocca beat Whitson in 58 seconds with a backbreaker
Bill Melby beat Angelo Savoldi in 18:08
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
in attendance: Johnny Doyle
Att: 8,528 fans, gate: $22,711

3/30/61 San Francisco, CA @ Cow Palace
Bob Ellis & Argentina Rocca beat Mitsu Arakawa & Eric Von Krupp
NWA Champion Pat O'Connor beat Ernie Dusek
Ray Stevens beat Bill Melby
Don Leo Jonathan beat Tim Geohagen
Dick the Bruiser beat Angelo Savoldi
Hombre Montana beat Chico Garcia
att: 7,921
Note: Roy Shire's 2nd card

4/1/61 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
Antonino Rocca beat Dick The Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
Leo Nomellini beat Angelo Savoldi
Verne Gagne & Bob Ellis beat Masked Gauchos
Babs Wingo won a 5 woman Battle Royal
Also in Battle Royal: Lulu Mae Provo, Ramona Isbell, Louise Greene and Pearl Bates
Att: 8,552
Promoter: Joe Blanchard

4/4/61 Indianapolis, IN
Bobo Brazil drew Dick The Bruiser
Ray Shire & Art Neilson ddq Scufflin Hillbillies
Handicap Match
Haystacks Calhoun beat Jack Terry & Gregory Jarque
Bruno Sammartino beat Herb Gerwig
Prince Koko beat Bob Rasmussen

4/5/61 Anderson, IN @ National Guard Armory
TV Taping
8 bouts featuring Ray Shire, Art Neilson, Argentina Rocca, Joe Blanchard, Haystack Calhoun, Killer Kowalski, Angelo Savoldi and many other top stars
Note: "Movies to be made of all bouts to be shown later on Channel 4"

4/7/61 Terre Haute, IN @ Armory
Dick The Bruiser vs Joe Blanchard
Red Bastien & Lou Bastien vs Ray Shire & Art Neilson
plus one more bout featuring members of the opposing tag teams

4/8/61 Nappanee, IN
Scufflin Hillbillies drew Masked Gauchos
Dick The Bruiser beat Bobo Brazil
Denny Hall beat Allen Small

4/12/61 Martinsville, IN @ High School Gym
Dick The Bruiser vs Cowboy Bob Ellis 2/3 60:00
Johnny Weaver Vs Emile Dupre
Haystack Calhoun vs Judo Jack Terry

4/13/61 Fort Wayne, IN
Dick The Bruiser beat Argentina Rocca
Cowboy Bob Ellis & Johnny Weaver beat Art Neilson & Ray Shire

4/14/61 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
Cage Match
AWA Champion Dick the Bruiser beat Bob Ellis
Southern Tag Team Champions Gypsy Joe & Skull Murphy beat Guy Mitchell & Chief Little Eagle
Bob Rasmussen vs Jim Burke
Tiny Evans vs Jolly Charlie

4/15/61 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
US Champion Dick The Bruiser beat Leo Nomellini on a 3rd fall COR
Verne Gagne beat Gene Kiniski
Bobo Brazil beat Bill Miller
Killer Kowalski beat Emil Dupre
Gene Big Daddy Lipscomb beat Frank Valois
Johnny Weaver beat Joe Swiderski
Jack Allen (sub Bruno Sammartino) beat Prince Koko
att: 5,672

4/19/61 Anderson, IN @ National Guard Armory
TV Taping
8 bouts featuring Bob Ellis, Dick The Bruiser, The Sheik, Bobo Brazil, Johnny Weaver, Red Bastien, Art Neilson, Ray Shire and many more
Note: "Movies to be made of all bouts to be shown later on Channel 4"

4/21/61 Denver, CO @ Coliseum
Antonino Rocca beat United States Champion Dick the Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
1 Bruiser beat Rocca in 8:51
2 Rocca beat Bruiser in 5:20
3 Bruiser was dq'ed
the title did not change hands because of the dq
the announcer declared Rocca the new champion, and the audience erupted, only to have the referee decide that Bruiser was disqualified – thus, no title change
Wilbur Snyder beat Dr. X 2/3
1 Dr. X beat Snyder in 6:40
2 Snyder beat Dr. X in 6:41
3 Snyder beat Dr. X in 3:57
Dr. X was revealed to be Dr. Bill Miller
Verne Gagne beat Stan Kowalski in 16:56 with a sleeper hold
Karl Gotch drew Angelo Savoldi 20:00
Cowboy Bradley beat Tiny Roe in 12:12
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
referee: Bob Sauer
announcer: Sam Seigel
Att: 7,800 fans, gate: $18,249

4/22/61 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
Big Daddy Lipscomb beat Angelo Savoldi
Antonino Rocca beat Dick The Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
Bobo Brazil beat The Sheik
Scufflin Hillbillies beat Masked Gauchos
Red Bastien & Lou Bastien beat Emile DuPre & Johnny Weaver
Att: 5,005
Promoter: Joe Blanchard

4/24/61 Charleston, WV @ Civic Center
US Champion Dick The Bruiser vs Negro Champion Bobo Brazil
Bob Ellis vs Don Leo Jonathan
The Sheik vs Emile DuPre
Red Bastien & Lou Bastien vs Art Neilson & Ray Shire

4/25/61 Kansas City, KS
Dick The Bruiser beat Bobo Brazil
Antonino Rocca beat Angelo Savoldi
Bob Ellis drew Killer Kowalski
John Paul Henning & Sonny Myers beat The Medics
Ann Regan & Cowboy Bradley beat Pat Lyda & Tiny Roe

4/27/61 Fort Wayne, IN
Argentina Rocca beat Dick The Bruiser dq
June Byers beat Penny Banner
Gene Lipscomb beat Prince Koko
Kid McCoy beat Angelo Savoldi

4/28/61 Indianapolis, IN
Argentina Rocca beat Dick The Bruiser dq
Ray Shire & Art Neilson beat The Scufflin Hillbillies
Haystack Calhoun & Yukon Eric beat Prince Koko & Jack Terry
Gene Lipscomb beat Angelo Savoldi
Ethel Johnson & Ramon Isbell beat Mary Reynolds & Lola LaRay
Emile Dupre beat Billy The Kid McCoy

4/29/61 Cincinnati, OH
Art Neilson & Ray Shire drew Red Bastein & Lou Bastien
Dick The Bruiser & The Sheik beat Haystack Calhoun & Yukon Eric
Cowboy Bob Ellis beat Italian Angel
Bruno Sammartino beat Jack Terry
Billy Frazer drew Danny Hall
Note: Italian Angel hmmm. Seen Russian Angel listed more frequently.

5/3/61 Anderson, IN @ National Guard Armory
TV Taping
8 bouts featuring Red Bastien, Lou Bastien, Scufflin Hillbilly Rip Collins, Scufflin Hillbilly Chuck Conley, Don Leo Jonathan, Johnny Weaver, Bob Ellis, Bruno Sammartino, Ray Shire, Art Neilson and many other top stars
Note: "Movies to be made of all bouts to be shown later on Channel 4"

5/5/61 Marion, IN
Scufflin Hillbillies beat Art Neilson & Danno O’Shocker
Dick The Bruiser ddq The Sheik
Johnny Weaver drew Joe Blanchard

5/6/61 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
US Champion Dick The Bruiser beat Cowboy Bob Ellis 2/3
Killer Kowalski beat Haystack Calhoun
Ray Shire & Art Neilson beat Emile Dupre & Johnny Weaver
Lou Klein beat Herb Gerwig
Bruno Sammartino beat Judo Jack Terry
Ray Shire drew Red Bastien

5/10/61 Denver, CO @ Coliseum
Lumberjack Match
Dick the Bruiser beat Yukon Eric 2/3
1 Eric beat Bruiser in 5:55
2 Bruiser beat Eric in 5:40
3 Bruiser beat Eric with some outside help from Killer Kowalski
Bill Melby drew Roy Shire 20:00
Ramona Isbell & Ethel Johnson beat Lulu Mae & Babs Wingo 2-0
Bobo Brazil beat Mitsu Arakawa in 6:03
Bob Ellis drew Killer Kowalski 20:00
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
Att: 7,439 fans, gate: $19,716

5/11/61 Fort Wayne, IN
Lumberjack Match ]
Dick The Bruiser beat Yukon Eric
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Red Bastien & Lou Bastien
Killer Kowalski beat Haystacks Calhoun

5/12/61 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
Wilbur Snyder beat AWA Champion Dick the Bruiser
Bob Rasmussen & Ronnie Hill & Guy Mitchell beat Jerry Graham & Gypsy Joe & Skull Murphy

5/13/61 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
Lumberjack Match, No dq, No countouts
Dick The Bruiser beat Yukon Eric
Referee Einar Olsen
Haystack Calhoun & Scufflin Hillbillies beat Art Neilson & Masked Gauchos 2-0
Handicap Match
Haysyack Calhoun beat Masked Gauchos dq
Red Bastien & Lou Bastien beat Tiny Mills & his brother (May have been Albert Mills, Stan Mills or even Doug Mills)
Att: "6,132 enthusiasts"
Promoter: Joe Blanchard

5/19/61 Indianapolis, IN
Dick The Bruiser beat Yukon Eric
Ray Shire & Art Neilson beat Red Bastien & Lou Bastien
Scufflin Hillbillies beat The Gauchos
Haystacks Calhoun beat Russian Angel
Joe Blanchard beat Jack Terry

5/20/61 Cincinnati, OH
Dick The Bruiser & The Sheik beat Haystacks Calhoun & Yukon Eric
Killer Kowalski beat Joe Blanchard
Scufflin Hillbillies beat Masked Gauchos
Beau Brummel beat Lord Littlebrook

5/22/61 Anderson, IN @ National Guard Armory
TV Taping
8 bouts featuring Dick The Bruiser, Red Bastien, Lou Bastien, Bob Ellis, The Sheik, Ray Shire, Art Neilson and many other top stars
Note: "Movies to be made of all bouts to be shown later on Channel 4"

5/25/61 Fort Wayne, IN
Killer Kowalski drew Dick The Bruiser
Ray Shire & Art Neilson beat Red Bastien & Lou Bastien
Don Leo Jonathan beat Johnny Weaver
Att: 2,034

5/27/61 Atlanta, GA @ Ponce De Leon Park
No dq Lumberjack Match
AWA Champion Dick the Bruiser beat Yukon Eric
Jerry Graham beat Argentina Rocca
Southern Tag Team Champions Bob Rasmussen & Guy Mitchell beat Angelo Savoldi & Gypsy Joe
Darling Dagmar beat Baby Cheryl
Negro Southern Champion Bobo Brazil beat Tiny Jackson

5/30/61 Kansas City, MO @ Municipal Auditorium
Dick the Bruiser & Killer Kowalski beat Bobo Brazil & Yukon Eric 2/3
Haystack Calhoun beat Happy Humphrey in 4:13
The Sheik beat Thor Hagen in 9:36
Bob Ellis beat Rocky Lee in 5:52
John Paul Henning beat Jack Terry in 1:10
Referees: Frank Altman, Tommy O’Toole and Sam Menacker.

6/3/61 Cincinnati, OH @ Garden
Dick The Bruiser & The Sheik vs Red Bastien & Lou Bastien
Don Leo Jonathan vs Bruno Sammartino
World Tag Team Champions Art Neilson & Ray Shire vs The Hillbillies Chuck Conley & Rip Collins 2/3

6/5/61 Leamington, Ontario, Canada
Dick The Bruiser vs Bob Ellis
Bobo Brazil vs Killer Kowalski
Herb Gerwig vs Lou Klein

6/6/61 Greeley, CO @ Community Building
Dick The Bruiser beat Bobo Brazil 2/3
Killer Kowalski drew Don Leo Jonathan
Jack Pesek beat Danny Hoos Jr. (sub Black Panther)
Note: Clipping actually says John Pesek but I doubt The Tigerman was wrestling in 1961.

6/7/61 Denver, CO @ Coliseum
Dick the Bruiser dcor Haystack Calhoun in 3rd fall
1 Bruiser pinned Calhoun in 5 minutes after  a knee drop
2 Calhoun beat Bruiser in 2:54
3 Both men were counted out of the ring
Bob Ellis beat The Sheik 2/3
1 The Sheik pinned Ellis in 9:37 after pummeling Ellis with a stick
2 Ellis pinned The Sheik in 4:38 after a bulldog headlock
3 Ellis beat The Sheik in 4:28
Don Leo Jonathan beat Jack Terry in 10:58
Killer Kowalski beat Jack Pesek (billed as John Pesek) in 12:46 with an abdominal claw
Bobo Brazil beat Dan Miller in 20:35
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
Att: 5,043 fans, gate: $13,236

6/9/61 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
AWA Champion Dick the Bruiser beat Ray Gunkel dq
Jerry Graham beat Doug Kinslow
Tiny Evans & Gypsy Joe beat Bob Rasmussen & Guy Mitchell
Marco Polo beat Mark Stone

6/10/61 New Castle, IN
Dick The Bruiser beat Bobo Brazil
Haystack Calhoun beat Don Leo Jonathan dq
The Hillbillies drew The Gauchos
Johnny Weaver beat Jack Terry

Ad in Newspaper
6/12/61 Anderson, IN @ National Guard Armory
TV Taping
12 bouts featuring Dick The Bruiser, Haystack Calhoun, The Sheik, Joe Blanchard, Ray Shire, Art Neilson, Don Leo Jonathan and many other top stars
Note: "Movies to be made of all bouts to be shown later on Channel 4"

Results from 6/14/61 Anderson Herald
Art Neilson & Ray Shire beat Danno O'Shocker & Herb Gerwig
Bob Ellis beat Mike Valentino
Don Leo Jonathan beat Mike Tracy
Bobo Brazil beat Frank Bowa
Dick The Bruiser beat Tony Simon
Tiny Smith beat Tony Angelo
The Sheik beat Tony Simon
Bobo Brazil beat Juan Sebastian
Bob Ellis beat Greg Jarque
Dick The Bruiser beat Danno O'Shocker
Scufflin Hillbillies beat Mike Valentino & Tony Angelo
Don Leo Jonathan beat Greg Jarque
Tiny Smith beat Dick The Bruiser & Frank Bowa
The Sheik beat Mike Tracy
Haystack Calhoun beat Juan Sebastian
Dick The Bruiser beat Herb Gerwig

6/13/61 Indianapolis, IN
Dick The Bruiser beat Haystack Calhoun
Beau Brummel & Tiny Roe beat Cowboy Bradley & Lord Littlebrook
Don Leo Jonathan drew Joe Blanchard
Johnny Weaver beat Danno O’Shocker

6/16/61 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
Boxing Match
Ray Gunkel beat Dick the Bruiser dq
Women’s Champion Fabulous Moolah beat Ann Laverne
Marco Polo beat Jerry Graham dq
Doug Kinslow & Guy Mitchell drew Mark Stone & Gypsy Joe

6/17/61 Cincinnati, OH
The Sheik beat Rip Hawk
Red Bastien & Lou Bastien drew Scufflin Hillbillies Chuck Conley & Rip Collins
Dick The Bruiser beat Johnny Weaver
Joe Blanchard beat Russian Angel

6/23/61 Detroit, MI @ Briggs Stadium
US Champion Dick The Bruiser beat Bobo Brazil 2/3
NWA Champion Pat O'Connor beat Don Leo Jonathan
Verne Gagne beat Kinji Shibuya
Haystack Calhoun drew Killer Kowalski
Bob Ellis beat Roy Shire
Sheik of Araby beat Emil Dupre
Johnny Weaver beat Taro Myaki
Cowboy Bradley & Lord Littlebrook beat Bull Brummel & Tiny Roe
Red Bastien & Lou Bastien drew Art Neilson & Ray Shire
att: 11,097, gate: $36,866
Note: Gagne's AWA Title was not recognized in newspaper reports.

6/24/61 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
Referee Judo Jack Terry
Dick The Bruiser beat Haystack Calhoun
Referee Dick Wilkinson
Bob Ellis beat The Sheik on a 3rd fall COR
1 Sheik beat Ellis
2 Ellis beat Sheik
3 Sheik was counted out of the ring
Wilbur Snyder & Leo Nomellini beat Tiny Mills & Stan Mills 2-0 in 15:00
Lord Littlebrook & Cowboy Bradley beat Bull Brumell & Tiny Roe
Tarzan Kowalski drew Johnny Weaver 20:00
Att: "2,278 rooters"
Promoter: Joe Blanchard

6/27/61 Indianapolis, IN
Red Bastien & Lou Bastien beat Ray Shire & Art Neilson to win AWA Tag Team Title
Dick The Bruiser beat Haystack Calhoun
Killer Kowalski beat Emile Dupre
Bobo Brazil beat Tony Angelo
Joe Blanchard beat Hans Hermann

6/28/61 Greeley, CO @ Community Building
Dick The Bruiser beat Haystack Calhoun 2/3
1 Calhoun pinned Bruiser in 5:55
2 Bruiser beat Calhoun in 4:35
3 Bruiser beat Calhoun in 8:12
Bobo Brazil & Don Leo Jonathan beat Ray Shire & Judo Jack Terry 2-0, 1st fall by dq
Bobo Brazil beat Ray Shire via pin in 6:37 after a coco butt
Don Leo Jonathan beat Judo Jack Terry via pin in 10:49

6/29/61 Salt Lake City, UT @ Fair Grounds Coliseum
US Champion Dick The Bruiser vs Bobo Brazil
Haystack Calhoun, Wilbur Snyder, Don Leo Jonathan, Judo Jack Terry and many other great stars in action
Note: Bruiser said be be "unbeaten in 2,000 bouts."

6/30/61 Denver, CO @ Coliseum
Special Referee: Sam Menacker
Dick the Bruiser & Killer Kowalski beat Bobo Brazil & Haystack Calhoun on a 3rd fall COR
1 Kowalski won the first fall in 7:54 with an abdominal claw
2 Brazil won the second with a coco bump in 5:08
3 Calhoun was counted out when he fell from the ring
Ox Anderson beat Jack Terry in 11:07
Leo Nomellini drew Ben Sharpe 20:00
Wilbur Snyder beat Ben Sharpe in 12:45 with an abdominal stretch
Don Leo Jonathan beast Ox Anderson in 5:30
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
Att: 4,500 fans

7/3/61 Augusta, GA @ Bell Auditorium
AWA Champion Dick the Bruiser vs Bob Ellis
Marco Polo vs Gypsy Joe
Bobo Brazil vs McKinley Pickens

7/4/61 Atlanta, GA @ Ponce De Leon Park
Argentina Rocca beat AWA Champion Dick the Bruiser dq
Ray Gunkel beat Jerry Graham
Bob Ellis beat Angelo Savoldi
Negro Men’s Southern Champion Bobo Brazil beat McKinley Pickens
Marcel Semard & Tiny Bell beat Pee Wee Lopez & Farmer McGruder
Brenda Reid beat Peggy Allen
Gypsy Joe beat Johnny Reid

7/7/61 Kansas City, MO @ Municipal Auditorium
Dick The Bruiser beat Haystacks Calhoun 2/3
Rip Hawk (sub Ray shire) & Art Neilson beat Scufflin Hillbillies 2/3
Bobo Brazil drew The Sheik 30:00
The Bat (sub John Paul Henning) drew Bobby Graham 20:00
Jessica Rogers beat Peggy King

7/8/61 Angola, IN @ Buck Lake Ranch
Dick the Bruiser vs Bob Ellis
Haystacks Calhoun vs Don Leo Jonathan
Scufflin Hillbillies vs Russian Angel & Judo Jack Terry

7/11/61 Indianapolis, IN
Dick The Bruiser beat Yukon Eric
Bob Ellis & Bobo Brazil beat The Gauchos
Tiny Smith beat Tony Angelo
Danno O’Shocker drew Chuck Conley
Rip Collins beat Bill Frazier

7/14/61 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
NWA Champion Buddy Rogers beat Red Bastien
Lumberjack Match
US Champion Dick The Bruiser beat Yukon Eric
Lou Bastien & Dan O`Shocker beat The Gauchos
Bearcat Wright beat Art Neilson
Cowboy Bob Ellis drew Don Leo Jonathan
Tiny Smith beat Judo Jack Terry
Haystack Calhoun beat Frank Valois

7/17/61 Muncie, IN @ Delaware County Fairgrounds
TV Taping
15 or more matches
featuring Dick The Bruiser, Bob Ellis, Pat O'Connor, The Sheik, Yukon Eric, Killer Kowalski, Don Leo Jonathan, Bobo Brazil, Joe Blanchard, Johnny Weaver, Dino Bravo, Dominic Bravo, Rip Hawk, Stan Neilson, Danny Hodge, The Gauchos, Tiny Smith, Red Bastien, Lou Bastien and many other top stars
"Gigantic Tape Show which will be Telecast at a later date on WTTV--Channel 4."

7/19/61 Denver, CO @ Coliseum
Bob Ellis beat Dick the Bruiser 2/3 to capture the United States Title on a reverse decision in the 3rd fall
3 Bruiser had initially won the third fall, but had received help from Killer Kowalski
the referee reversed the decision, disqualifying Bruiser
Killer Kowalski beat Jack Pesek billed as John Pesek in 22:00
Pat O’Connor beat Art Neilson in 16:50)
Red Bastien & Lou Bastien beat Killer Kowalski & Art Neilson
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
referee: Leo Bahl
Att: 4,500 fans, gate: $9,351

7/21/61 Hazel Park, MI @ Hazel Park Race Track
Verne Gagne beat Dick The Bruiser to win US Title
Yukon Eric & Haystack Calhoun vs Don Leo Jonathan & Killer Kowalski
Bobo Brazil vs Judo Jack Terry

7/22/61 Fort Wayne, IN
Rained Out
Dick The Bruiser vs Bob Ellis
Haystacks Calhoun & Tiny Smith vs Sheik & Killer Kowalski (mgr. Rip Hawk)

7/22/61 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
Bob Ellis beat Dick The Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Red Bastien & Lou Bastien
Tiny Smith beat Killer Kowalski dq
Pat O'Connor beat Russian Angel
Bobo Brazil beat Jack Wilson
Att: 3,840
Promoter: Joe Blanchard

7/25/61 Kansas City, MO @ Municipal Auditorium
Dick The Bruiser beat Bob Ellis 2/3
Tiny Smith beat Don Leo Jonathan dq
Bobo Brazil beat Larry Hennig (sub Rip Hawk)
Bobby Graham & Sonny Myers beat Buddy Austin & The Bat 2/3
Ray Gordon beat Carlos Rodriguez

7/28/61 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
Cage Match
Bob Ellis beat Dick the Bruiser dq
The Sheik beat Johnny Reid
Ray Gunkel beat Tommy Bell
Guy Mitchell & Marco Polo beat Gypsy Joe & the Masked Phantom
Marco Polo drew Guy Mitchell

7/29/61 Cincinatti, OH @ Garden
Dick The Bruiser vs Bobo Brazil
Red Bastien & Lou Bastien vs Art Neilson & Stan Neilson
Tiny Smith vs Russian Angel
Dino Bravo & Dominic Bravo vs Masked Argentina Gauchos
Don Leo Jonathan vs Ernie Watters

Results from another source
7/29/61 Cincinnati, OH
Dick The Bruiser beat Bobo Brazil
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Red Bastien & Lou Bastien
Dino Bravo & Dominic Bravo beat The Gauchos
Don Leo Jonathan beat Jim Grabmire

Ad in Newspaper
7/31/61 Anderson, IN @ National Guard Armory
TV Taping
12 bouts featuring Pat O'Connor, Killer Kowalski, Rip Hawk, Dino Bravo, Dominic Bravo, Art Neilson, Stan Neilson, Bobo Brazil, Tiny Smith, Johnny Weaver, Bob Ellis
Note: "Movies to be made of all bouts to be shown later on Channel 4"

8/1/61 Salt Lake City, UT @ Coliseum
US Champion Dick The Bruiser vs Bob Ellis
Ray Shire & Roy Shire also in action
Plus other TV stars

8/4/61 Indianapolis, IN
TV Taping
Pat O’Connor beat Jack Allen
Pat O’Connor beat Russian Angel
Cowboy Bob Ellis beat Dick The Bruiser
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Red Bastien & Lou Bastien
Angelo Poffo & Bronco Lubich beat The Hillbillies
Dino Bravo & Dominic Bravo beat Tiny Smith & Killer Kowalski
Joe Blanchard & Bobo Brazil beat The Gauchos
Angelo Poffo & Bronco Lubich beat Dino Bravo & Dominic Bravo
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Joe Blanchard & Bobo Brazil
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Angelo Poffo & Bronco Lubich

8/5/61 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
Scheduled Barbed Wire did not arrive for this match. So this bout was billed as a Texas Death Match. Referee: Billy Schmae
US Champion Bob Ellis beat Dick The Bruiser 2/3
1 Bruiser pinned Ellis
2 Ellis pinned Bruiser after a bulldog headlock and body slam
3 Ellis pinned Bruiser with an assist from Tint Smith
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson & The Sheik beat Red Bastien & Lou Bastien & Tiny Smith
Bobo Brazil beat Marquis De Paree (sub Guy Hill) via pin in 17:00 after a Koko Bonk
Penny Banner drew Kathleen Wimbley 20:00
Att: "3,660 loyalists"
Note: The Milwaukee Sentinel billed the bout as a Texas Death Match but their were only three falls. Reads like a regular match to me. The Milwaukee Sentinel also wondered how and where Ellis won the US Title in the first place.
Promoter: Joe Blanchard

8/10/61 Denver, CO @ Coliseum
Texas Death Match
Bob Ellis & Pat O’Connor beat Dick the Bruiser & Killer Kowalski
Ellis and O’Connor won seven of ten falls
O’Connor won the final fall in 3:10
Bobo Brazil beat Tiny Mills in 11:57
Verne Gagne beat Joe Blanchard in 15:52
Wilbur Snyder beat “Big” Bill Miller dq
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
Att: 4,485 fans, gate: $11,906

8/12/61 Angola, IN @ Buck Lake Ranch
Dick The Bruiser vs Tiny Smith
Dominic Bravo & Dino Bravo vs Masked Gauchos
Joe Blanchard vs Johnny Weaver

8/16/61 Cedar Rapids, IA @ Memorial Coliseum
Dick The Bruiser beat Bobo Brazil 2/3
Wilbur Snyder vs Tiny Mills
Bobby Managoff vs Rocky Hamilton
Dan Miller vs Emil Dusek
Att: "A crowd of 1,125 paid"
Note: Only result listed.

8/17/61 Kokomo, IN @ Speedway
Dick The Bruiser beat US Champion Bob Ellis on a 3rd fall dq
1 Bruiser beat Ellis
2 Ellis beat Bruiser
3 Ellis was dq'ed for hitting Bruiser and the referee with a chair
Johnny Weaver & Tiny Smith beat Masked Gauchos 2/3
Johnny Weaver drew one of the Gauchos
Promoter: Bill Lipkey
Att: "about 1.200 fans"
Note: Ellis took the title away from Bruiser in Indianapolis "a few weeks ago."

8/18/61 Terre Haute, IN @ Memorial Stadium
Dick The Bruiser vs Bob Ellis
Tiny Smith vs Russian Angel 2/3 60:00
Joe Blanchard & Johnny Weaver vs Angelo Poffo & Bronko Lubich

8/19/61 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
Dick The Bruiser beat Tiny Smith 2/3
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Dino Bravo & Dominic Bravo
NWA Champion Buddy Rogers beat Bob Ellis 2/3
Wilbur Snyder beat Russian Angel
Angelo Poffo drew Johnny Weaver
Dale Lewis beat Dan Miller
Att: 2,744
Promoter: Joe Blanchard

8/22/61 Evansville, IN
Dick The Bruiser beat Bobo Brazil
Killer Kowalski beat Tiny Smith
Angelo Poffo drew Johnny Weaver
Don Leo Jonathan beat Joe Blanchard

8/24/61 Kokomo, IN @ Speedway
No dq Match, Referee Lou Thomas
Bob Ellis no contest Dick The Bruiser in 3rd fall
1 Bruiser beat Ellis
2 Ellis beat Bruiser
3 Both Bruiser & Ellis beat up the referee. So much for the no dq stipulation.
Don Leo Jonathan (sub The Sheik) drew Johnny Weaver
Joe Blanchard beat Russian Angel (sub Don Leo Jonathan)
Ramona Isbell & Ethel Johnson beat Lulu Mae Provo & Babs Wingo 2/3
Att: "largest crowd of the season about 1,400"
Promoter: Bill Lipkey

8/26/61 Cincinatti, OH
Dick The Bruiser beat Yukon Eric
Bronko Lubich drew Joe Blanchard
The Gauchos beat Tiny Smith
Cowboy Bob Ellis beat Russian Angel
Angelo Poffo beat Wee Willie Davis

8/30/61 Detroit, MI
US Champion Verne Gagne beat Dick The Bruiser
NWA Champion Buddy Rogers beat Ray Stern

8/31/61 Denver, CO @ Coliseum
Dick the Bruiser beat Bob Ellis to capture 2/3 the United States Title
1 Brusier pinned Ellis in 2:34 after a kneedrop
2 Ellis pinned Bruiser in 2:40 with a series of bulldog headlocks
3 Bruiser beat Ellis in 13:44
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Dominic Bravo & Johnny Weaver 2/3
Gorgeous George beat Dan Miller
Bobo Brazil drew Killer Kowalski 30:00
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle

9/1/61 Buffalo, NY @ Memorial Auditorium
Ilio DiPaolo beat Taro Keomuka
Doc Gallagher & Mike Gallagher drew Bearcat Wright & Dick Beyer
Dick the Bruiser beat Hans Hermann
Killer Kowalski beat Crusher Verdu
Pancho Lopez & Andy Moore beat Tom Thumb & Billy the Kid
Billy “Red” Lyons beat Sato Keomuka by decision
Miguel Perez beat Frank Valois

9/2/61 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
Referee Billy Schmae
Bob Ellis & Pat O'Connor beat Dick The Bruiser & Killer Kowalski on a 3rd fall dq
1 Bruiser pinned O'Connor in 11:00
2 O'Connor pinned Bruiser in 6:38 with a "rolling reverse cradle"
3 Bruiser & Kowalski were dq'ed in 6:00
Verne Gagne dcor Don Leo Jonathan in the 3rd fall
1 Gagne beat Jonathan in 14:29 with a sleeper hold
2 Jonathan pinned Gagne in 3:12
3 Both men were counted out of the ring inh 6:00
Wilbur Snyder beat Tiny Mills in 11:00
Angelo Poffo beat Johnny Weaver in 21:24
Bronco Lubich vs Tiny Smith was cancelled when Smith failed to show
Att: "2,019 fans"
Promoter: Joe Blanchard

9/6/61 Toledo, OH @ Sports Arena
Dick The Bruiser beat Tiny Smith 2/3
Killer Kowalski beat Dominic Bravo
Angelo Poffo drew Johnny Weaver
Bronko Lubich beat Tony Angelo (sub Joe Blanchard)
Promoter: Walter J. Moore

9/8/61 Terre Haute, IN @ Armory
Dick The Bruiser & Killer Kowalski vs Art Neilson & Stan Neilson
Wilbur Snyder vs Angelo Poffo
Joe Blanchard vs Bronko Lubich

9/9/61 Angola, IN @ Buck Lake Ranch
Bob Ellis vs Dick The Bruiser
Wilbur Snyder vs Angelo Poffo
The Sheik vs Joe Blanchard
Bronco Lubich vs Dominic Bravo

9/13/61 Toledo, OH @ Sports Arena
Dick the Bruiser beat Cowboy Bob Ellis 2/3
1 Ellis beat Bruiser
2 Bruiser beat Ellis
3 Bruiser beat Ellis
Angelo Poffo & Bronko Lubich beat Johnny Weaver & Sonny Weaver
Farmer McGruder & Pee Wee Lopez drew Marcel Semard & Tiny Bell
Promoter: Walter J. Moore

9/15/61 Denver, CO @ Coliseum
Dick the Bruiser & Killer Kowalski beat Bob Ellis & Yukon Eric 2/3
Yukon Eric suffered an injury during the second fall after he fell out of the ring
Eric suffered a torn ligament in his left leg
Ellis continued the match without his partner
Stan Neilson drew Sonny Weaver 20:00
Art Neilson no contest Johnny Weaver in 16:32
Wilbur Snyder beat Don Leo Jonathan in 20:31
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
Att: 4,147 fans, gate: $10,412

9/16/61 Cincinatti, OH
NWA Champion Buddy Rogers no contest Johnny Barend
Dick The Bruiser & Killer Kowalski beat Yukon Eric & Cowboy Bob Ellis
Angelo Poffo beat Tiny Smith
Pee Wee Lopez & Marcel Semard beat Farmer McGregor & Tiny Bell
Frankie Talaber drew Bronko Lubich

9/20/61 Cedar Rapids, IA @ Memorial Coliseum
Dick The Bruiser vs Bob Ellis
Don Leo Jonathan vs Bobby Managoff
Dan Miller vs Rocky Hamilton

9/22/61 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
Wilbur Snyder beat Killer Kowalski dq
Verne Gagne no contest Dick The Bruiser
Angelo Poffo & Bronco Lubich beat Johnny Weaver & Sonny Weaver
Bobo Brazil beat Herb Gerwig
Bill Melby beat Danny O'Shocker
Fritz Von Erich beat Black Panther
Att: 1,610

9/23/61 Detroit, MI @ Cobo Arena
Dick The Bruiser beat Verne Gagne 2/3 to regain US Title
1 Bruiser beat Gagne in 6:34
2 Gagne beat Bruiser in 12:31
3 Bruiser beat Gagne in 7:28
Wilbur Snyder beat Killer Kowalski
Stan Neilson drew Sonny Weaver
Bobo Brazil & Bearcat Wright beat Bronko Lubich & Angelo Poffo
Fritz Von Erich beat Dan O’Shocker
Art Neilson vs Johnny Weaver
Att: 8,018

9/26/61 Los Angeles, CA @ KTLA Studio
Dick the Bruiser beat Sonny Pascua 2-0
Ray Stevens beat Tommy Hunt
Ray Stern beat Don Duffy
Mitsu Arakawa beat Vic Cheney (sub Don Savage)
Red Bastien beat George Drake

9/27/61 Kansas City, MO @ Municipal Auditorium
Yukon Eric & Bob Ellis beat Killer Kowalski & Dick the Bruiser 2/3
Bobo Brazil beat Pedro Godoy when Godoy was unable to return for the second fall having lost the first
Wilbur Snyder beat Joe Tomasso
Ramona Isbell beat Lula Mae Provo
Taro Myaki drew Lorenzo Parente 20:00

9/30/61 Cincinatti, OH
NWA Champion Buddy Rogers beat Johnny Barend
Johnny Weaver & Sonny Weaver beat Angelo Poffo & Bronko Lubich
Karl Gotch beat Dick The Bruiser dq
Killer Kowalski beat Black Panther
Yukon Eric beat Pedro Godoy
Frankie Talaber beat Bobby Allen

9/30/61 Detroit, MI
Special Referee Archie Moore
Argentina Rocca beat US Champion Dick The Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti beat Roy Shire & Ray Shire
Dandy Dan Miller beat Emile Dupre
Dr. Big Bill Miller beat Nick Bock
Yukon Eric beat Cowboy Rocky Lee
Leaping Larry Chene beat Bulldog Brower
att: 15,154
Note: Bruiser in Detroit and Cincy on the same night. Here we go again!!

10/2/61 Greeley, CO @ Community Building
Dick The Bruiser vs Bob Ellis 2/3 60:00
Plus two other big matches

10/3/61 Los Angeles, CA @ KTLA Studio
Cowboy Bob Ellis beat Chico Gracia 2-0
Red Bastien beat George Drake
Ray Stevens beat Sonny Pascua
Ray (Thunder) Stern beat Juan Humberto
Dick the Bruiser beat Don Duffy

10/4/61 Denver, CO @ Coliseum
United States Champion Dick the Bruiser dcor Wilbur Snyder in 3rd fall
1 Bruiser beat Snyder in 10:48
2 Snyder beat Bruiser in 1:40
3 Both men were counted out of the ring in 9:36
Bobo Brazil beat Bronko Lubich in 10:02
Bob Ellis beat Angelo Poffo dq
Poffo was assisted by his second, Lubich
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Johnny Weaver & Sonny Weaver 2/3
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
Att: 4,861 fans, gate: $12,320

10/6/61 Windsor, Ontario, Canada @ Cleary Auditorium
US Champion Dick the Bruiser dcor Pat O’Connor in 3rd fall
Bobo Brazil beat Killer Kowalski dq
Hercules Cortez beat Bronko Lubich
Danno O’Shocker drew Frank Valois
promoter: Robertson
referee: Syd Hayes
Att: 400 fans
Notes: In the promotional advertising, this show was said to be a “Barnet (sic) – Doyle – Robertson Promotion.” The Auditorium was at “Riverside Drive at Ferry.” The newspaper stated that this was the “first time” wrestling was going to be staged at the Auditorium. Dick the Bruiser was defending his U.S. Title against Pat O’Connor, the “former titleholder.” O’Connor “was dethroned by the Bruiser,” according to the Windsor paper. This information was reaffirmed on October 7, 1961 when the newspaper claimed that Bruiser had successfully defended his title, and that O’Connor “formerly wore the prize belt.” At one point, O’Connor used a chair on Bruiser’s head.

10/7/61 Los Angeles, CA @ Sports Arena
US Champion Ray Stevens beat Ray Stern 2/3
Dick The Bruiser dcor Bob Ellis
Killer Kowalski beat Red Bastien
Pepper Gomez beat Roy Shire
Bobo Brazil beat Don Leo Jonathan
Wilbur Snyder beat Haaji Baba
Mitsu Arakawa & Kinji Shibuya beat Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti
att: 4,000
Promoter: Johnny Doyle

10/10/61 Indianapolis, IN
NWA Champion Buddy Rogers beat Killer Kowalski
Dick The Bruiser ddq Wilbur Snyder
Johnny Weaver & Sonny Weaver beat Art Neilson & Stan Neilson dq
Penny Banner beat Ethel Johnson
Bill Melby beat Pedro Godoy
Fritz Von Erich beat Black Panther

10/13/61 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
Dick the Bruiser beat Wilbur Snyder
The Assassin beat the Country Plowboy
Jack Bence beat the Viking
Johnny King beat Prince Omar
Ivan Zukoff drew Young Paul Jones

10/14/61 Detroit, MI @ Cobo Arena
Texas Death Match
Dick The Bruiser & Killer Kowalski no contest Wilbur Snyder & Verne Gagne
Fritz Von Erich vs Bearcat Wright
Cowboy Bob Ellis vs Angelo Poffo
Pedro Godoy vs Bobo Brazil
Hercules Romero vs Bronko Lubich

10/16/61 Leamington, Ontario, Canada @ Arena
Bobo Brazil vs Dick the Bruiser
other matches involving Emil Dupree, Bronko Lubich, Danno O’Shocker, Raoul Romero
benefit for the Leamington Minor Hockey Association

10/17/61 Kansas City, MO @ Municipal Auditorium   
Dick the Bruiser defeated Wilbur Snyder 2/3
Johnny Weaver & Sonny Myers beat Art Neilson & Stan Neilson
Armand Hussian (sub Jim Booseman) beat Roy Collins
Millie Stafford beat Jessica Rogers
Lorenzo Parento (sub Luis Martinez) drew Marquis DeParee 15:00

10/20/61 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
No Time Limit, No dq Match
Wilbur Snyder beat Dick the Bruiser
Marco Polo vs the Assassin
Marcel Semard vs Farmer McGruder
Johnny King & Jack Bence vs Tiny Mills & the Viking

10/26/61 Fort Wayne, IN @ Coliseum 
Wilbur Snyder beat Dick The Bruiser dq
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Johnny Weaver & Sonny Weaver
Fritz Von Erich beat Bob Ellis
Att: 3341

10/27/61 Denver, CO @ Coliseum
Wilbur Snyder beat Dick the Bruiser 2/3 to win United States Title
1 Snyder beat Bruiser in 25 seconds
2 Bruiser beat Snyder
3 Snyder beat Bruiser
Texas Death Match
United States Tag Team Champions Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Bronko Lubich & Ray Shire (sub Angelo Poffo)
match went nine falls before it ended
The Neilsons won four of the nine falls
Lubich was unable to continue
Hercules Romero beat Sonny Weaver
Women’s Champion Penny Banner beat Ramona Isbell 2-0
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
Att: 5,400 fans, gate: $14,430

10/28/61 Cincinatti, OH
Dick The Bruiser beat Wilbur Snyder
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Johnny Weaver & Sonny Weaver
Fritz Von Erich beat Emile Dupre
Bearcat Wright beat Pedro Godoy
Bronko Lubich beat Danno O’Shocker

10/30/61 Sioux City, IA
Don Leo Jonathan beat The Sheik 2/3
Evelyn Stevens & Jack Pesek vs Jessica Rogers & Ernie Dusek
Bobby Managoff beat Dan Miller via pin in 17:00
Evelyn Stevens beat Jessica Rogers on a 3rd fall dq
Ernie Dusek drew Jack Pesek (sub Killer Karl Kox)
Promoter: Bill Hawkins
Note: Main event was scheduled to be The Sheik & Dick the Bruiser vs Bobo Brazil & Wilbur Snyder but Bruiser & Snyder were unable to leave Chicago because fog grounded all fights out of the city.

10/31/61 Indianapolis, IN
Dick The Bruiser ddq Fritz Von Erich
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Bobo Brazil & Wilbur Snyder dq
Emile Dupre beat Hardy Kruskamp
Bill Melby beat Red Menace

11/3/61 Detroit, MI @ Cobo Arena
Bobo Brazil & Bearcat Wright & Wilbur Snyder beat Killer Kowalski & Art Neilson & Stan Neilson
Fritz Von Erich beat Emile Dupre
Art Neilson beat Johnny Weaver
Hercules Romero beat Hardy Kruskamp
Wilbur Snyder beat Stan Neilson
Att: 5,862,
Note: Dick The Bruiser no-showed so the card had to be revamped. The main event was supposed to be Dick the Bruiser & Killer Kowalski vs Bobo Brazil & Bearcat Wright in a Texas Death Match.

11/4/61 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
Dick The Bruiser beat Wilbur Snyder 2/3
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Johnny Weaver & Sonny Weaver
Penny Banner beat Ethel Johnson
Bobo Brazil drew Angelo Poffo
Bill Melby beat Bronco Lubich
Att: 4,821

11/7/61 Kansas City, MO @ Municipal Auditorium
Dick the Bruiser beat Wilbur Snyder utc in 3rd fall
Johnny Weaver & Sonny Weaver beat Art Neilson & Stan Neilson on a 3rd fall dq
John Paul Henning drew Stan Stasiak 20:00
Lorenzo Parente (sub Nikita Mulkovich) beat Armand Hussian via pin
Tiny Roe beat Marcel Semard

11/10/61 Flint, MI
Dick The Bruiser beat Wilbur Snyder

11/11/61 Cincinnati, OH
Wilbur Snyder ddq Dick The Bruiser

11/14/61 Le Mars, IA
US Champion Dick The Bruiser beat Wilbur Snyder on a 3rd fall COR
Promoter: Bill Hawkins
Note: Only result listed

11/17/61 Denver, CO @ Auditorium Arena
Dick the Bruiser beat Wilbur Snyder on a 3rd fall COR/utc to regain United States Title
1 Snyder beat Bruiser in 17:59
2 Bruiser beat Snyder in 7:47
3 Bruiser Beat Snyder when Wilbur was unable to continue and was counted out in 1:25
United States Tag Team Champions Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Angelo Poffo & Ray Stevens 2/3
Bobo Brazil drew Danny McShain 20:00
Theresa Theis beat Kitty Kelley in 11:11
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
Att: 2,600 fans, gate: $6,500
Note: Ray Shire now known as Ray Stevens in Denver.

11/18/61 Greeley, CO @ Community Building
Dick The Bruiser vs Ray Shire
Ed Sharpe vs Danny McShain
Irene Sale vs Theresa Theis
Note: Clipping actually says Theresa "Thesz."

11/22/61 Lafayette, IN
Dick The Bruiser beat Bobo Brazil
Hercules Cortez beat Pedro Godoy
Danno O’Shocker drew Miguel Castro

11/23/61 Indianpolis, IN
Dick The Bruiser beat Bill Melby
Sonny Weaver beat Bronko Lubich
Johnny Weaver beat Angelo Poffo dq
Emile Dupre drew Pedro Godoy
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Bobo Brazil & Tim Hampton
Penny Banner & Mary Hillis beat Elaine Ellis & Barbara Davis

11/25/61 Cincinnati, OH @ Garden
Dick the Bruiser vs Bulldog Bill Melby
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson vs Johnny Barend & Magnificent Maurice
Johnny Weaver vs Angelo Poffo
Sonny Weaver vs Bronko Lubich
Hercules Romero vs Miguel Castro

11/30/61 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
Wilbur Snyder beat US Champion Dick The Bruiser on a 3rd fall COR
1 Snyder beat Bruiser with an abdominal stretch in 11:00
2 Bruiser beat Snyder in 10:00 with a neckbreaker
3 Bruiser was counted out of the ring
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Johnny Weaver & Sonny Weaver 2/3
1 Art beat Johnny by submission with a backbreaker
2 Sonny beat Stan with a sleeper hold
3 Stan pinned Sonny
Virginia Franklin & Lulu Mae Provo beat Marva Scott & Babs Wingo 2/3
1 Marva Scott & Babs Wingo won
2 Virginia Franklin & Lulu Mae Provo won
3 Virginia Franklin & Lulu Mae Provo won
Bill Melby beat Angelo Poffo
Att: "1,872 wrestling fans", Gate: $2,646

12/1/61 Detroit, MI @ Cobo Arena
Dick the Bruiser vs Fritz Von Erich
Bobo Brazil & Bill Melby vs Art Neilson & Stan Neilson
Angelo Poffo vs Wilbur Snyder
plus two other matches
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle

12/7/61 Salt Lake City, UT @ Coliseum
Dick the Bruiser vs Bill Melby

12/8/61 Denver, CO @ Auditorium Arena
United States Tag Team Champions Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Dick the Bruiser & Fritz Von Erich on a 3rd fall COR
1 Neilsons won the first fall in 6:17
2 Bruiser & Von Erich won the second in 8:25
3 Neilsons won the third when Von Erich missed a punch at Stan Neilson and hit his partner. Bruiser and Von Erich brawled outside the ring and were counted out
Wilbur Snyder beat Bill Melby 2/3
The Mysterious Mr. M beat Emile Dupre in 19:33
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
Att: 3,966 fans, gate: $10,222

12/9/61 Cincinnati, OH @ Garden
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson vs Fritz Von Erich & Dick the Bruiser
Bill Melby vs Mr. M
Frankie Talaber vs Magnificent Maurice
Bobo Brazil vs Miguel Castro
Hercules Romero vs Pedro Godoy
Emile Dupre vs Don Jardine

12/11/61 Detroit, MI
Fritz Von Erich beat Dick The Bruiser
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Bill Melby & Hercules Romero
Wilbur Snyder beat Angelo Poffo
Mr. M beat Emile Dupre
Note: This card is questionable.

12/12/61 Indianapolis, IN @ Armory
Dick the Bruiser beat Mighty Hercules
Frenchy Semard & Tiny Bell beat Pee Wee Lopez & Farmer McGruder
Scufflin Hillbillies drew Bronco Lubich & Angelo Poffo
Mr. M beat Miguel Castro

12/17/61 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
Dick The Bruiser & Fritz Von Erich no contest Art Neilson & Stan Neilson
Hercules Cortez beat Farmer Humphrey
Mr. X beat Bill Melby
Wilbur Snyder beat Johnny Weaver
Att: 1,700

12/26/61 Cincinnati, OH @ Gardens
Fritz Von Erich & The Sheik & Dick the Bruiser beat Art Neilson & Stan Neilson & Wilbur Snyder
Bill Melby beat Mr. M dq
Johnny Barend & Magnificent Maurice beat Bronko Lubich & Danny O'Shocker
Sonny Weaver drew Angelo Poffo

12/28/61 Indianapolis, IN @ Coliseum
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Dick the Bruiser & Fritz Von Erich dq
Wilbur Snyder beat Angelo Poffo
Johnny Weaver & Sonny Weaver drew The Scufflin Hillbillies
Bill Melby beat Bronco Lubich
Mr. M beat Mighty Hercules

12/29/61 Denver, CO @ Coliseum
United States Champion Dick the Bruiser beat Fritz Von Erich 2/3
1 Bruiser beat Von Erich
2 Von Erich beat Bruiser
3 Bruiser beat Von Erich
in the promotions for the match, Bruiser-Von Erich was billed as “friendship turned feud”
Hercules Romero drew Mysterious Mr. M
Art Neilson beat Bill Melby 2/3
Stan Neilson beat Tony Borne 2/3
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
Att: 3,973 fans, gate: $10,373

12/30/61 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
Dick The Bruiser beat Art Neilson dq
US Champion Fritz Von Erich beat Stan Neilson 2/3
Emile Dupre drew Bill Melby
Don Leo Jonathan beat Don Jardine
Bobo Brazil drew Mr. M
Johnny Weaver & Sonny Weaver beat Bronko Lubich & Angelo Poffo
att: 3,509

Credit to the usual suspects. Tim Hornbaker. George Lentz. Mike DuPree. Don Luce. Becky Taylor. Rich Tate. Jim Mandl. Mark Bujan. Tim Tassler. Will Morrisey.

Note: Added two Los Angeles KTLA TV cards from Tim Hornbaker. Thanks to Indikator for pointing out to me where they were.

Note: Didn't add any more cards. Just explained some more things and did a bunch of edits.

Note: Added a Martinsville Indiana lineup from Glen Rylko

Note: Added one more Milwaukee card and a bunch of info on the other Milwaukee cards.

Note: Added some Detroit listings from Tim Hornbaker.



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