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This record book is a work in progress. Please do not copy and paste it into your files until I am finished. I am doing this to help out a friend that is working on a book about the life and times of Dick The Bruiser.


BIG CAMPUS HEAVYWEIGHTS CLASH IN HALF-TIME WRESTLING TONIGHT
(Nevada State Journal, Reno NV, Saturday, January 27, 1951)

Wrestling fans who have missed the grunt and groan sport locally are advised to travel to University of Nevada's gymnasium tonight where a heavyweight match between two young giants should be well worth watching.

Between halves of the Nevada-California Aggie basketball game, a 12-minute battle will be staged by two former state champions. Burly Bill Afflis, huge 248-pound athlete who formerly held the Indiana state heavyweight championship, will grapple with Wolfpack football fullback Buddy Brooks. The latter, a 218-pounder, is an ex-Minnesota AAU champion and more recently represented Reno YMCA in the Pacific AAU tournaments.

The match was announced by athletic director Joe Shecketski, who says the big fellows will tangle at professional rules, which permit speed and slam-bang action, rather than the less colorful collegiate style.

1/27/51 Reno, NV
Bill Afflis vs Buddy Brooks at half time of the University of Nevada vs California college basketball game

2/10/53 Reno, NV
Buddy Brooks beat Bill Afflis with a leg lock
Note: Those first two matches were exhibition bouts.

6/24/54 Reno, NV @ Moana Park
Leo Nomellini beat Bulldog Danny Plechas
1 Plechas pinned Nomellini in 13:30
2 Nomellini pinned Plechas as the 23 minute mark.
3 Nomellini pinned Plechas in at the 30 minute mark.
Bill Afflis beat Ramon Cernandes 2-0
1 Afflis pinned Cernandes in 12:00 after a series of shoulder blocks
2 Afflis pinned Cernandes at the 23 minute maek after a series of shoulder blocks
Referee Francis Lamkiewicz
Bomber Pat Hogan beat John Andresakis on a 2nd fall dq
1 Hogan pinned Andresakis in 8:30
2 Andresakis was dq'ed at the 12:30 mark of the 2nd fall when he failed to break a choke hold
Note: This match is generally believed to be Bruiser's pro wrestling debut

7/8/54 Reno, NV @ Moana Park
Ben Sharpe beat Pete Peterson 2/3
Bill Afflis beat Juan Humberto 2-0
Bomber Pat Hogan beat George Chadwick

7/22/54 Reno, NV @ Moana Park
Plechas must win two straight falls in 45 minutes
Bill Afflis beat Danny Plechas
1 Plechas beat Afflis in 14:30
2 Afflis pinned Plechas in 27:30
Since Plechas did not win two straight falls, Afflis won the match.
Bud Curtis beat Pedro Vargas (sub Larry Moquin)
George Chadwick beat Bomber Pat Hogan
Referee: Fran Lankiewicz
Note: This was said to be the third professional bout of Afflis. "I'll send that punk kid back to the Green Bay Packers, where he belongs," snarled Plechas, according to pre-match ballyhoo.

1/7/55 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada @ Civic Auditorium
Referee Frenchy Champagne
Bronko Nagurski & Johnny Kostas beat Sir Alan Garfield & Fred Atkins on a 3rd fall dq
1 Nagurski pinned Garfield after six body blocks
2 Atkins beat Nagurski
3 Atkins & Garfield were dq’ed
Jack Pesek beat Jack Witzig via pin in 24:40
Nick Roberts drew Gregory Jarque 30:00
Dick Afflis beat Stan Mayslack via pin in 12:40

1/8/55 Duluth, MN
Bronko Nagurski & Bruiser Afflis (sub Karl Karlson) beat Sir Alan Garfield & Firpo Zbyszko
Jack Pesek beat Stan Mayslack
Referee: Joe Valento
att: 600

1/11/55 Minneapolis, MN
Fred Atkins beat Sir Allen Garfield via pin after a pile driver in 7:38
Women's Champion June Byers beat Penny Banner 20:10
Hans Schnabel drew Jack Pesek 30:00
Bruiser Afflis beat Firpo Zbyszko via pin in 14:03
Att: 2,315

2/4/55 Duluth, MN
Butch Levy & Bruiser Afflis beat Hard Boiled Haggerty & Stan Mayslack (sub Firpo Zbyszko)
Nick Roberts beat Lou Newman dq
Referee: Sam Gallop
att: 200, storm

2/7/55 Austin, MN @ National Guard Armory
Fred Atkins beat Karl Karlson in 18:45
Butch Levy beat Nick Roberts in 17:04
Dick Afflis beat Gregory Jarque in 13:12

2/14/55 Bismarck, ND @ World War Memorial Building
Guy LaRose & Jack Pesek beat Hard Boiled Haggerty & Pedro Godoy 2/3
Gregory Jarque beat Dick Afflis
Guy LaRose beat Pedro Godoy

2/14/55 Winona, MN @ Red Men's Club
scheduled line up
Hard Boiled Haggerty & Johnny Moochy vs Jack Pesek & Johnny Kostas 2/3 60:00
Nick Roberts vs Bruiser Afflis

2/14/55 Winona, MN @ Red Men's Club
actual results
Firpo Zbyszko & Fred Atkins beat Johnny Kostas & Karl Karlsson 2-0
1 Karlsson submitted in 20:00
2 Karlsoon submitted
Nick Roberts beat Stan Mayslack by submission with an abdominal stretch in 20:00
Att: "slim crowd"
Notes: The promoters later apologized for all the substitutions in the Winona Daily News. Bruiser wrestled in Bismarck, ND that night.

2/15/55 Minneapolis, MN
Verne Gagne beat Fred Atkins dq 19:29
Guy LaRose beat Joe Dusek via pin in 21:19
Johnny Kostas beat Pedro Godoy via pin in 16:03
Brusier Afflis beat Gregory Jarque via pin in 13:57
Att: 3,396

2/18/55 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada @ Civic Auditorium
Hard Boiled Haggerty & Fred Atkins beat Wladek Kowalski & Dick Raines 2/3
1 Haggerty beat Raines
2 Kowalski pinned Atkins
3 Atkins pinned Kowalski after a piledriver
Referee Bill Kuusisto
Dick Afflis drew Guy LaRose 15:00 (Note: Match was made to fill time, as Kowalski and Raines arrived late)
Jack Pesek beat Pedro Godoy dq
Dick Afflis beat Gregory Jarque in 18:10 by submission with an abdominal stretch
Guy LaRose beat Nick Roberts in 27:00
Att: “close to 4,000 fans”

2/19/55 St. Paul, MN @ Armory
Hard Boiled Haggerty beat Wladek Kowalski via pin in 19:56
"Dirty" Dick Raines beat Pedro Godoy via pin in 14:45
Guy LaRose beat Dick Afflis dq 20:44
Jack Pesek drew Gregory Jarque 30:00
Att: 2,040

2/23/55 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada @ Civic Auditorium
Referee Bill Kuusisto
Bronko Nagurski & Leo Nomellini & Dick Raines beat Fred Atkins & Jim Wright & Hard Boiled Haggerty 2/3
1 Raines beat Atkins in 15:00
2 Atkins pinned Raines in 6:00
3 Nagurski pinned Wright
Gregory Jarque beat Firpo Zbyszko in 18:00
Dick Afflis beat Nick Roberts by submission in 22:25
Referee Harold Nelson
Dick Raines beat Jim Wright dq in 15:00

2/26/55 St. Paul, MN @ Armory
Leo Nomellini beat Hard Boiled Haggerty dq 23:04
Johnny Kostas beat Pedro Godoy via pin in 20:44
Ilio DiPaolo (twin cities debut) beat Johnny Moochy via pin in 17:48
Dick Afflis beat Son of Ali Baba 13:32
Att: 2,129

3/4/55 Wabasha, MN @ St. Felix Gym
Hard Boiled Haggerty vs Ilio DiPaulo 60:00
Pedro Godoy vs Karl Karlsson
Greg Jarque vs Bruiser Afflis

3/5/55 St. Paul, MN @ Armory
Kinji Shibuya beat Dick Raines via pin after throwing salt in Raines eyes in 25:45
Fred Atkins beat Steve McGill via pin in 9:55
Ilio DiPaolo beat Firpo Zbyszko via pin after an airplane spin in 12:08
"Bruiser" Dick Afflis drew Guy LaRose 30:00
Att: 2,003

3/8/55 Minneapolis, MN
Fred Atkins beat Hard Boiled Haggerty dq
Kinji Shibuya beat Gregory Jarque
Ilio DiPaolo beat Pedro Godoy
Johnny Kostas beat Don Cortez
Ali Baba drew Bruiser Afflis 30:00
Att: 3,157

3/11/55 Duluth, MN
Fred Atkins & Red Menace beat Hard Boiled Haggerty & Butch Levy dq
John Kostas beat Johnny Moochy (sub Bruiser Afflis)
Referee: Joe Valento
att: 500

3/14/55 Winona, MN @ Red Men's Club
Referee Bill Kuusisto
Hard Boiled Haggerty & Dick Bruiser Afflis beat Karl Karlsson & Arne Skaaland 2/3
1 Skaaland pinned Afflis in 9:10
2 Afflis pinned Skaaland in 14:50
3 Haggerty pinned Karlsson in 9:40
Kinji Shibuya beat Greg Jarque via pin in 27:10 after a judo punch
Att: "216 paid admissions"

3/19/55 St. Paul, MN @ Armory
Bronko Nagurski beat Hard Boiled Haggerty dq
Ilio DiPaolo beat Polo Cordova
Guy LaRose beat Dick Raines dq
Bruiser Dick Afflis drew Arne Skaaland 30:00
Att: 2,117
Note: Arne Skaaland aka Arnold Skaaland of W(WWF) fame. He managed Bob Backlund after being an office worker and undercard performer for several years.

4/1/55 Duluth, MN
Paul Baillargeon beat Dick Raines
Nell Stewart beat Kathy Branch
John Kostas beat Son of Ali Baba (sub Bruiser Afflis)
Referee: Joe Snyder
Note: As you can see below, Bruiser wrestled in Winnipeg that night.

4/1/55 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada @ Civic Auditorium
Referee Frenchy Champagne
Bronko Nagurski & Ilio DiPaolo beat Fred Atkins & Kinji Shibuya 2/3
1 Atkins pinned Nagurski
2 Atkins & Shibuya were dq’ed
3 Nagurski pinned Atkins
Dick Afflis (sub Ali Baba Jr) beat Arnold Skaaland by submission with an abdominal stretch
Gregory Jarque beat Polo Cordova (sub Pedro Godoy) via pin in 22:25
Guy LaRose beat Karl Karlson (sub Johnny Moochy) in 18:20
Att: “Close to a packed house”

4/4/55 Winona, MN @ Red Men's Club
Paul Baillargeon beat Kubla Khan via pin in 17:10
Referee Karl Karlsson
Dick Bruiser Afflis drew Greg Jarque 30:00
Ramona Waukazo beat Delores DeWitt via pin in 11:00
Att: "estimated 350 fans"

4/5/55 Minneapolis, MN
Verne Gagne beat Ilio DiPaolo
Roy McClarty beat Bruiser Afflis
Fred Atkins beat Polo Cordova
Kubla Khan beat Arne Skaaland
Att: 3,214

4/12/55 Minneapolis, MN
Verne Gagne drew Pat O'Connor 60:00
Paul Baillargeon beat Bruiser Afflis
Joe Pazandak beat Red Bastien
Johnny Kostas beat Gregory Jarque
Kubla Khan beat Polo Cordova
Att: 2,397

4/15/55 Duluth, MN
Ilio DiPaolo & John Kostas (sub Guy Larose) beat Bruiser Afflis & Fred Atkins dq
Red Bastien (sub Gregory Jarque) beat Polo Cordova
Referee: Joe Valento

4/19/55 Minneapolis, MN
Paul Baillargeon beat Gorgeous George 13:44
Kinji Shibuya beat Polo Cordova via pin in 14:34
Fred Atkins beat Gregory Jarque via pin in 8:33
Ilio DiPaolo beat Bruiser Afflis via pin in 26:54
Kubla Khan beat Al Warshawsky
Att: 2,726

4/29/55 Duluth, MN
Ilio DiPaolo & Paul Baillargeon beat Kinji Shibuya & Kubla Khan
Butch Levy beat Bruiser Afflis

4/30/55 St. Paul, MN @ Armory
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Hard Boiled Haggerty dq 27:49
Ilio DiPaolo beat Kubla Khan
Fred Atkins beat Karl Karlson
Johnny Kostas drew Dick Afflis 30:00
Att: 3,379

5/5/55 Mankato, MN
Kinji Shibuya & Joe Pazandak beat Ilio DiPaolo & Johnny Kostas
Guy LaRose beat Dick Bruiser Afflis dq
referee Bill Kuusisto

5/17/55 Minneapolis, MN
Paul Baillargeon & Ilio DiPaolo beat Fred Atkins & Kinji Shibuya 2-0
Ike Eakins beat Guy LaRose
Bruiser Afflis beat Gregory Jarque
Ray Jennings beat Polo Cordova
Att: 2,889

5/19/55 Mankato, MN
Primo Carnera & Ilio DiPaolo beat Joe Pazandak & Ike Eakins
Dick Bruiser Afflis beat George Bruckman

6/4/55 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Arena
Dick Afflis vs Pat O'Connor 2/3 60:00
Mighty Atlas vs Jack Bauer 2/3 11:10 curfew
Don Leo Jonathan vs Ray Jennings 60:00
Angelo Poffo vs Stan Kolski 30:00
Johnny Gilbert vs Bud Fisher 30:00
Mitch Lassen vs Zach Malkov 30:00
Note: Possibly Bruiser's Chicago debut.

6/7/55 Minneapolis, MN
Verne Gagne beat Ike Eakins dq
Kinji Shibuya beat Swedish Angel
Ilio DiPaolo beat Johnny Kostas
Jack Pesek drew Bruiser Afflis 30:00
Red Bastien drew Pedro Escabar 30:00
Att: 4,012

6/10/55 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Argentina Rocca & Roy McClarty beat Don Leo Jonathan & Hans Schnabel
Dick Afflis beat Ivan Rasputin
Billy Darnell beat Hans Hermann
Len Rossi drew Great Yamato
Angelo Poffo beat Bud Fisher

6/14/55 Minneapolis, MN
Referee Bronko Nagurski
Verne Gagne beat Ike Eakins
Kinji Shibuya beat Jack Pesek
Ilio DiPaolo beat Guy LaRose
Joe Pazandak beat Swedish Angel
Bruiser Afflis drew Pedro Escabar 30:00
Att: 6,217

6/21/55 Minneapolis, MN
Leo Nomellini & Bronko Nagurski beat Kinji Shibuya & Ike Eakins 2/3
Red Bastien beat Pedro Escobar
Bruiser Afflis beat Guy LaRose
Ilio DiPaolo beat Jack Pesek
Att: 5,942

6/22/55 Duluth, MN
Leo Nomellini & Ilio DiPaolo beat Joe Pazandak & Kinji Shibuya
Jack Pesek drew Bruiser Afflis (sub Pedro Escobar)
Referees: Bill Kuusisto and Ike Eakins

6/28/55 Minneapolis, MN
Butch Levy & Leo Nomellini beat Kinji Shibuya & Ike Eakins
Ilio DiPaolo beat King Toby
Johnny Kostas drew Bruiser Afflis 30:00
Red Bastien beat Al Warshawsky
Att: 7,200

6/29/55 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada @ Civic Auditorium
Bronko Nagurski & Leo Nomellini & Ilio DiPaolo beat Joe Pazandak & Kinji Shibuya & Stan Kowalski 2/3
1 Pazandak pinned Nomellini in 10:00
2 Nomellini pinned Pazandak in 12:30
3 DiPaolo pinned Kowalski in 9:20 after a “couple of drop kicks”
Dick Bruiser Afflis drew Jack Pesek 45:00
John Kostas beat Ike Eakins dq in 19:15 when Eakins kicked referee Frenchy Champagne in the face.
Referee Harold Nelson
Ilio DiPaolo beat Joe Pazandak dq in 17:10
Att: “Crowd of 2,000”
Note: According to the Winnipeg Free Press, “Champagne wound up taking three stitches for a cut around the eye” courtesy of Eakins.

7/1/55 Round Lake Park, IL @ Lake County Stadium
Dick The Bruiser vs Angelo Poffo

7/2/55 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Gardens
Whitey Whittler beat Don Leo Jonathan 2/3
Dick the Bruiser beat Roy Rogers
Len Rossi & Rey Urbano drew Mitsu Arakawa & Great Yamato
Angelo Poffo beat Bud Fisher
Jack Bauer beat Don Cortez
promoter: Fred Kohler

7/7/55 Milwaukee, WI @ South Side Armory
advertised lineup
Dick Afflis vs Hans Hermann
Juan Hernandez vs Zack Malkov
Len Rossi vs Whitey Whittler

7/7/55 Milwaukee, WI @ South Side Armory
Dick Afflis & Zack Malkov beat Len Rossi & Juan Hernandez 2/3
Note: Only result listed.

7/9/55 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Gardens
Dick the Bruiser beat Hans Hermann in 1:35
Roy McClarty & Pat O’Connor beat Rudy Kay & Zack Malkov 2-0
1 Roy McClarty & Pat O’Connor won in 18:42
2 Roy McClarty & Pat O’Connor won in 6:48
Karl Gray drew Great Yamato
Mitsu Arakawa beat Juan Hernandez
Jack Bauer drew Rey Urbano
promoter: Fred Kohler

7/15/55 Angola, IN @ Buck Lake Ranch
Dick the Bruiser vs Rudy Kay
Pattie Neff vs China Mira
Mitsu Arakawa & Tor Yamato vs Zack Malkov & Carl Gray

7/16/55 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Gardens
Verne Gagne vs Whitey Whittler 2/3
Dick The Bruiser Afflis vs Carlos Freeman
Angelo Poffo vs Wally Steele
Sheik of Araby vs Dale Patrick

7/21/55 Madison, WI @ Breese Stevens Field
Verne Gagne beat Mighty Atlas dq
Len Rossi & Jack Allen beat Karl Gray & Zack Malkov
Dick (the Bruiser) Afflis beat Rudy Kay

7/23/55 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
Hans Schmidt & Don Leo Jonathan beat Verne Gagne & Pat O'Connor
Dick Afflis beat Jack Bauer
Mary Jane Mull beat Dot Dotson
Angelo Poffo beat Len Rossi
att: 3,150

7/28/55 Milwaukee, WI @ South Side Armory
Angelo Poffo beat Cowboy Carlson
Sheik of Araby beat Karl Gray
Dick Afflis beat Len Rossi

Note from George Lentz: Reggie Lisowski likely had two matches with Bruiser Afflis in Hammond, Indiana likely in July. The First bout ended in a no contest. Lisowski was disqualified in the second match.

8/1/55 Valparaiso, IN @ Porter County Fairgrounds
Referee Tony Capuzzi
Angelo Poffo beat Dick "The Bruiser" Afflis 2/3
Len Rossi & Jack Bauer beat Benito Gardini & Rudy Kay
Rose Roman beat Ramona TeSelle 2/3
Att: 1,000
Promoter: John Zawadski
Referee Tony Capuzzi

8/4/55 Madison, WI @ Breese Stevens Field
Dick (the Bruiser) Afflis beat Juan Hernandez 2-0
Carl Engstrom drew Len Rossi
Rose Roman & Ada Ash beat Ramona TeSelle & Shirley Strimple 2/3
Att: 3,000

8/11/55 Milwaukee, WI @ South Side Armory
Dick Afflis beat Cowboy Carlson 2/3
Rose Roman beat Lorraine Johnson
Carl Engstrom drew Rudy Kay

8/12/55 Angola, IN @ Buck Lake Ranch
Hans Schmidt vs Reggie Lisowski
The Sheik of Araby vs Dick the Bruiser
Luis Martinez & Rey Urbano vs Mitsu Arakawa & Zack Malkov
Note: Possibly the first match between Bruiser and Sheik.

8/18/55 Madison, WI @ Breese Stevens Field
Dick the Bruiser dcor Hans Schmidt in 3rd fall
Referee: Einar Olsen
(It took promoter Jimmy Demetral and 4 police officers to separate Bruiser and Schmidt)
Billy Goelz & Len Rossi beat Mitsu Arakawa & Benito Gardini 2/3
1 Mitsu Arakawa & Benito Gardini won
2 Billy Goelz & Len Rossi won
3 Billy Goelz & Len Rossi won
Jack Bauer beat Luis Martinez
Ring “master” was Lee Rothman.

8/20/55 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
advertised card
Verne Gagne vs Hans Schmidt
June Byers vs Betty Branch
Rudy Kay vs Dick (The Bruiser) Afflis
Carl Engstrom vs Angelo Poffo
Jack Allen vs Rey Urbano

8/20/55 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
listed results
Referee Fred Nichols
US TV Champion Verne Gagne beat Hans Schmidt dq
1 Gagne beat Schmidt with a sleeper hold
2 Schmidt beat Gagne with a Indian Death Lock
3 Schmidt was dq'ed when Dick Afflis attack Gagne
June Byers beat Betty Branch via pin with a Byers' Bridge
Dick Afflis & Angelo Poffo beat Carl Engstrom & Rudy Kay
Jack Allen beat Rey Urbano with a "short arm scissors"
att: "2,915 fans"

8/25/55 Milwaukee, WI @ South Side Armory
Angelo Poffo beat Jack Allen
Dick Afflis beat Jack Bauer
Luis Martinez beat Bozo Brown

9/1/55 Toledo, OH @ Sports Arena
Dick (Bruiser) Afflis defeated Hans Schmidt 2-0, 1st fall by dq
1 Schmidt was dq'ed in 10:00
2 Schmidt was driven through the ropes with a piledriver and made a motion of surrender according to referee Paul Orth
Ray Stevens beat Bill Savage 2/3
1 Stevens beat Savage
2 Savage beat Stevens
3 Stevens beat Savage
Don Kalt drew Billy Fox when the 60 minute time limit expired in the 3rd fall
Promoter: Cliff Maupin
Notes: Probably Bruiser's Toledo debut, Don Kalt real name of Don Fargo

9/2/55 Angola, IN @ Buck Lake Ranch
Roy McClarity vs Dick the Bruiser
The Sheik & Rudy Kay vs Benito Gardini & Mitsu Arakawa
Bud Fisher vs Johnny Gilbert

9/3/55 Buchanan, MI @ Memorial Field
Sheik of Araby vs Jim Hady
Dick Bruiser Afflis vs Rudy Kay
Little Beaver & Brown Panther vs Otto Bowman & Dutch Schultz

9/8/55 Toledo, OH @ Sports Arena
Verne Gagne beat Dick (Bruiser) Afflis 2/3
1 Gagne beat Bruiser
2 Bruiser beat Gagne
3 Gagne beat Bruiser
Ray Stevens & Don Kalt beat Bill Savage & Bull Montana 2/3
Billy Red Lyons beat Jim LaRock
Promoter: Cliff Maupin
Note: Bruiser was also booked in Madison, Wisconsin that night. He must have no showed the card

9/9/55 Angola, IN @ Buck Lake Ranch
Verne Gagne vs Dick the Bruiser
Gypsy Joe & Benito Gardini vs Jerry Woods & Jack Allen
Angelo Poffo vs Rudy Kay
Chuck Carpenter beat Pete Bartu

9/20/55 Indianapolis, IN @ The Armory
Hans Schmidt vs Jack Allen 2/3 90:00
Sheik of Araby vs Mighty Atlas 30:00
Dick The Bruiser Afflis vs Jack Bauer 30:00

9/22/55 Madison, WI @ Breese Stevens Field
Dick the Bruiser beat Hans Schmidt on a 3rd fall dq
1 Bruiser by submission in 20:30
2 Schmidt by submission in 14:00
3 Schmidt hit Bruiser with a chair and also hit referee Ned Taylor for the dq
Pee Wee James beat Fuzzy Cupid
Rey Urbano & Jack Allen beat The Sheik of Araby & Al Warshawsky
Final outdoor card of the season.

9/23/55 Gary, IN @ Armory
Return Grudge Match
Dick The Bruiser vs Reggie Lisowski
Gypsy Joe vs Mario DeSouza
Benito Gardini vs Len Rossi
Tag Team Match
Lord Littlebrook vs Pee Wee James
Note: Taken from the Reggie "The Crusher" Lisowski Record Book published by George Lentz. I found the complete card.

9/24/55 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
US Champion Verne Gagne drew Dick Afflis when the 60 minute time limit expired in the 3rd fall
1 Bruiser beat Gagne with a backbreaker, upside down bear hug
2 Gagne beat Bruiser with a sleeper hold
3 The 60 minute time limit expired before either man could score another fall
Hans Schmidt beat Sheik of Araby (sub Chest Bernard)
Roy McClarty & Yukon Eric beat Reggie Lisowski & Angelo Poffo after Poffo walked out on Lisowski
Hans Schmidt beat Sheik of Araby
Ada Ash beat Lorraine Johnson
Promoter: John Helm
att: "turnaway crowd of 6,092"

9/30/55 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Arena
United States TV Champion Verne Gagne beat The Sheik of Araby 2/3
1 Sheik beat Gagne in 16:52
2 Gagne beat Sheik with a sleeperhold in 5:36
3 Gagne beat Sheik in 9:25
Roy McClarty beat Dick the Bruiser in 24:10
Mighty Atlas beat Rey Urbano in 15:42
Reggie Lisowski & Angelo Poffo beat Benito Gardini & Rudy Kay 2/3
promoter: Fred Kohler
Att: 1,556 fans, gate: $5,546

10/1/55 Akron, IN @ Akron High School Gymnasium
Dick The Bruiser Afflis vs Portuguese Champion Mario DeSouza 2/3 60:00
Rey Urbano vs Len Rossi 2/3 60:00
Maurice Roberre vs Pete Bartu 30:00

10/4/55 Indianapolis, IN @ The Armory
Dick The Bruiser Afflis beat Reggie Lisowski 2/3
1 Lisowski beat Bruiser in 20:00 with a full nelson
2 Bruiser beat Lisowski in 10:00 with a backbreaker
3 Bruiser beat Lisowski in 12:00
John Arjon drew Mitch Lassen 30:00
Mighty Atlas beat Maurice Roberre 17:00
promoter: Dick Patton
corporation: Indiana Wrestling, Inc.
Notes: Lassen was said to be from Chicago and making his local debut. Arjon was from Des Moines. Tickets were on sale at the Claypool Hotel.

10/6/55 Milwaukee, WI @ South Side Armory
Dick Afflis beat Mario DeSousa 2/3
Jack Allen beat Rey Urbano 2-0, both by pin
Jon Arjon beat Zack Malkov dq

10/9/55 Fond Du Lac, WI @ Cow Palace
Dick The Bruiser dcor Angelo Poffo

10/11/55 Indianapolis, IN @ The Armory
Dick The Bruiser Afflis beat Mighty Atlas 2/3
1 Bruiser beat Atlas in 8:00
2 Atlas beat Bruiser in 6:00
3 Bruiser beat Atlas in 4:00
Shirley Strimple beat Cora Combs 2/3
1 Combs beat Strimple in 10:00
2 Strimple beat Combs in 9:00 with a sleeperhold
3 Strimple beat Combs in 6:00
Gypsy Joe beat Mitch Lassen in 18:00
promoter: Dick Patton
referee: Connie Marker
Att: 3,200 fans
Note: The woman’s match was the first ever of its kind at the Indianapolis Armory.

10/15/55 Elkhorn, WI @ National Guard Armory
Angelo Poffo & Gypsy Joe beat Billy Goelz & Len Rossi 2/3
Dick the Bruiser beat Maurice Roberre 2/3
Att: 400.

10/17/55 Owensboro, KY
10-round fight with gloves
Gypsy Joe beat Dick Beyer
Dick the Bruiser beat Maurice Roberre
Leslie Jamerson beat Karl Von Stuck

10/18/55 Indianapolis, IN @ The Armory
Dick The Bruiser Afflis dcor Roy McClarity in 3rd fall
1 McClarity beat Bruiser in 25:00 with a sleeperhold
2 Bruiser beat McClarity in 10:00
3 both men were counted out of the ring
Dick Beyer beat Maurice Roberre in 16:00
Len Rossi beat Gypsy Joe dq in 20:00
promoter: Dick Patton
referee: Harry Burris

10/20/55 Milwaukee, WI @ South Side Armory
Dick (The Bruiser) Afflis beat Jack Allen 1-0 utc
1 Afflis beat Allen
2 Allen was unable to answer the bell for the 2nd fall
Bearcat Wright beat Zack Malkov 2-0
Billy Goelz drew Jerry Woods

10/22/55 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Arena
Dick the Bruiser vs Dick Beyer 2/3
Seymour Koenig vs Johnny Fise
Cora Combs vs Rose Roman
Reggie Lisowski & Gypsy Joe vs Midwest Tag Team Champions Jerry Woods & Jack Allen
Len Rossi vs Jon Arjon
Johnny Kace vs Duke Demitri

10/24/55 Owensboro, KY
Dick the Bruiser vs Gypsy Joe
Len Rossi vs Zack Malkov
Mike Sipich vs Karl Von Stuck

10/25/55 Indianapolis, IN @ The Armory
Dick Beyer & Reggie Lisowski beat Dick The Bruiser Afflis & Rudy Kay 2/3
1 Bruiser pinned Beyer in 24:00
2 Lisowski pinned Kay in 6:00
3 Beyer pinned Kay in 5:00
Gypsy Joe beat Farmer Don Marlin 2/3
1 Joe beat Marlin in 18:00 with a neckbreaker
2 Marlin beat Joe 7:00
3 Joe beat Marlin in 6:00
promoter: Dick Patton

10/26/55 Madison, WI @ Dane County Fairgrounds Arena
US Champion Verne Gagne beat Dick the Bruiser on a 3rd fall COR
1 Bruiser beat Gagne with an  “upside down hold.”
2 Gagne beat Bruiser with a sleeper hold
3 Bruiser was counted out of the ring
Jerry Woods & Jack Allen beat Gypsy Joe & Zack Malkov 2/3
1 Gypsy Joe & Zack Malkov won
2 Jerry Woods & Jack Allen won
3 Jerry Woods & Jack Allen won
Mario DeSouza beat Maurice Roberre via pin

10/28/55 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Don Leo Jonathan 2-0
1 Thesz beat Don Leo in 16:10
2 Thesz beat Don Leo in 3:40
US Television Champion Verne Gagne beat Dick "Bruiser" Afflis 2/3
1 Bruiser beat Gagne with a backbreaker in 13:35
2 Gagne beat Bruiser with a sleeper hold in 8:12
3 Gagne pinned Bruiser in 6:42
Rose Roman & Lorraine Johnson beat Ramona TeSelle & Shirley Strimple
Sheik of Araby beat Roy McClarty
Angelo Poffo beat Maurice Roberre
Att: 6,349, Gate: $14,864.12
promoter: Fred Kohler

10/29/55 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Hans Schmidt on a 3rd fall COR
1 Thesz pinned Schmidt
2 Schmidt beat Thesz
3 Schmidt was counted out of the ring
Referee Ned Taylor
Angelo Poffo beat US Champion Verne Gagne on a 3rd fall dq
1 Poffo pinned Gagne
2 Gagne beat Poffo with a sleeper hold
3 Gagne was dq'ed for ripping referee Taylor's shirt
Dick The Bruiser Afflis beat Don Leo Jonathan via pin
Reggie Lisowski & Mighty Atlas beat Bearcat Wright & Roy McClarty
Promoter: John Helm
att: "the crowd of 11,188 was the second largest ever to witness a mat presentation in Milwaukee"

10/31/55 Fort Wayne, IN @ Memorial Coliseum
Verne Gagne beat Roy McClarity
Lorraine Johnson & Rose Roman beat Shirley Strimple & Ramona TeSelle
Dick the Bruiser (sub Bearcat Wright) beat Reggie Lisowski
Note: Possibly Bruiser's Fort Wayne debut

11/2/55 Sheboygan, WI @ The Playdium
Dick The Bruiser Afflis vs Angelo Poffo
Billy Goelz vs Benito Gardini
Len Rossi vs Jon Arjon

11/3/55 Beloit, WI @ Armory
US Champion Verne Gagne beat Dick the Bruiser 2/3
Jerry Woods & Jack Allen beat Duke Demetri & Zack Malkov
Len Rossi beat Mario DeSousa
Att: nearly 1,000
Note: Bruiser did not wrestle in Milwaukee that night.

11/4/55 Benton Harbor, MI @ Armory
Dick Afflis beat Gypsy Joe in 21:00 when Mrs. Gypsy Joe asked the referee to stop the match
Little Beaver beat Tiny Roe
Reggie Lisowski & Benito Gardini beat Buddy Hack & Maurice Roberre (sub Jack Bauer)
Dave Moore drew Bob Nagle

11/5/55 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Arena
Dick the Bruiser beat Mario DeSouza 2-0
1 Bruiser beat DeSouza in 18:35.
2 Bruiser beat DeSouza with an armlock in  2:35
Gypsy Joe beat Jim Siksay
Ethel Brown beat Ramona Waukazo
Jerry Woods & Jack Allen beat Billy Goelz & Len Rossi
Rudy Kay drew Bronko Lubich
Dick Beyer drew Johnny Gilbert

11/7/55 Owensboro, KY
Dick the Bruiser vs Benito Gardini
Dick Beyer vs Dick Dunn
Prince Emir vs Larry Jamerson

11/8/55 Indianapolis, IN @ The Armory
Hans Schmidt beat Dick The Bruiser Afflis on a 3rd fall COR
1 Schmidt beat Bruiser in 14:00 with a backbreaker
2 Bruiser beat Schmidt in 6:00 with an upside down bearhug
3 Bruiser was counted out of the ring in 7:00
Johnny Gilbert beat Jimmy Siksay 17:00
Tito Infante & Tiny Tim beat Ivan the Terrible & Sky Low Low 2/3
promoter: Dick Patton
Notes: Schmidt gave Dick Afflis his first local loss. Gilbert was from Toledo and Siksay from Detroit. It was said to be Indian Lake Country Club night, with “100 members on hand to occupy a special section of ringside seats.”

11/9/55 Fond Du Lac WI @ Cow Palace
Dick the Bruiser dcor Angelo Poffo in 3rd fall
Tiny Tim & Tito Infante beat Sky Low Low & Ivan the Terrible
Jim Siskay vs Jack Allen
Att: Near capacity

11/10/55 Milwaukee, WI @ South Side Armory
Referee Bill Fredericks
Dick Afflis dcor Mighty Atlas in 3rd fall
Lorraine Johnson beat Ramona Waukazo 2/3
Seymour Koenig beat Benito Gardini via pin

11/16/55 Sheboygan, WI @ The Playdium
Dick The Bruiser Afflis beat Angelo Poffo on a 3rd fall COR
1 Poffo beat Bruiser with an Italian neckbreaker
2 Bruiser beat Poffo
3 Poffo was counted out of the ring after Bruiser body slammed Angelo on the Playdium floor.
Ada Ash beat Lorraine Johnson in 14:00
Jerry Woods & Jack Allen beat Dick Beyer & Bronco Lubich 2/3

11/17/55 Chicago, IL @ Trianon Arena
Televised on WGN
Dick the Bruiser vs Dick Beyer
Rose Roman vs Ramona Waukazo
Angelo Poffo vs Jon Arjon
Ned Taylor vs Tex McGinnis
Commentator: Harry Creighton

11/18/55 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Verne Gagne beat Hans Schmidt 2/3
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Sheik of Araby 2-0
Reggie Lisowski beat Dick Afflis COR
Roy McClarty & Seymour Koenig beat Angelo Poffo & Mighty Atlas 2/3
Ada Ash beat Lorraine Johnson
att: 4,327 fans, gate: $10,052.40
promoter: Fred Kohler
Note: Bruiser missed a flying tackle during the match and smacked his head on the cement floor, necessitating 15 stitches; he reportedly missed a match with Thesz the next night in Milwaukee because of the wound.

11/19/55 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Reggie Lisowski (sub Dick Afflis)
No Referee, Victory by submission only
Verne Gagne beat Angelo Poffo on a 3rd fall COR when Poffo fled to the locker room
Hans Schmidt & Sheik of Araby beat Roy McClarty & Carl Engstrom
Lorraine Johnson beat Shirley Strimple
att: 8,578
Note: Bruiser paraded around the Arena during the main event. There's more info about this match on KM. I'll have to dig it up.

11/21/55 Owensboro, KY
Reggie Lisowski beat Dick Beyer (sub Dick the Bruiser)
Prince Emir (sub Jameson) beat Don Martin
Mr. E. beat Bill Jones

11/23/55 Sheboygan, WI @ The Playdium
Dick "The Bruiser Afflis beat Sheik of Araby
1 Sheik beat Bruiser
2 Sheik left the ring and the building losing the match in the process
Australian Tag Team Champions Jerry Woods & Jack Allen beat Zack Malkov & Rudy Kay 2/3
1 Zack Malkov & Rudy Kay won
2 Jerry Woods & Jack Allen won
3 Jerry Woods & Jack Allen won
Shirley Strimple beat Ramona Waukazo
Att: "good crowd"

11/24/55 Chicago, IL @ Trianon Arena
Televised on WGN
Art Bull (sub Dick the Bruiser) vs Angelo Poffo
The Sheik of Araby vs Mitch Lassen

11/30/55 Sheboygan, WI @ The Playdium
Dick The Bruiser Afflis beat Sheik of Araby on a 3rd fall COR
Seymour Koenig beat Zack "Killer" Markov 2-0
Jerry Woods beat Mario DeSouza

12/1/55 Beloit, WI @ Armory
Dick the Bruiser vs Angelo Poffo
Jack Allen & Jerry Woods vs Rudy Kay & Benito Gardini
Bronko Lubich vs Pete Bartu

12/3/55 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Gardens
Dick the Bruiser beat Aldo Bogni 2-0
1 Bruiser beat Bogni with a headlock
2 Bruiser beat Bogni in 30 seconds
Reggie Lisowski beat Bobby Watts in 6:25
Carol Cook beat Millie Stafford in 10:03
Jack Allen & Jerry Woods beat Zack Malkov & Rudy Kay 2/3
Dick Beyer beat Tony Ross dq
Jon Arjon drew Bronko Lubich 30:00

12/5/55 Green Bay, WI @ Labor Temple
Bruiser Afflis beat Reggie Lisowski on a 3rd fall COR
1 Lisowski beat Bruiser with a full nelson in 9:45
2 Bruiser beat Lisowski with an "upside down bear hug" in 4:50
3 Lisowski was counted out of the ring
Midwest Junior Heavyweight Champion Gypsy Joe beat Jon Arjon 2-0
1 Joe pinned Arjon in 19:55 after a series of body slams
2 Joe beat Arjon with a neckbreaker in 11:30
Seymour Koenig beat Benito Gardini with a cobra twist in 14:13

12/8/55 Beloit, WI @ Armory
Roy McClarty beat Dick the Bruiser
Ada Ash beat Ramona Waukazo via pin
Mario DeSousa beat Roy Rogers (sub Bronko Lubich)

12/9/55 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Verne Gagne beat Angelo Poffo
Hans Schmidt beat Seymour Koenig
Roy McClarty & Shirley Strimple beat Mario De Souza & Lorraine Johnson
Dick the Bruiser beat Reggie Lisowski
Sheik of Araby beat Jerry Woods
Att: 3,532, Gate: $8,110.21
promoter: Fred Kohler

12/10/55 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
Two Referees
Dick Afflis & Hans Schmidt beat Verne Gagne & Roy McClarty 2/3
1 Schmidt pinned Gagne
2 Gagne beat Schmidt with a sleeper hold
3 Afflis beat McClarty
Mighty Atlas beat Gypsy Joe
Lorraine Johnson beat Ramona TeSelle
Sheik of Araby beat Seymour Koenig
Promoter: Johnny Helm
att: 4,101, gate: $7,427.20

12/14/55 Madison, WI @ Dane County Fairgrounds Arena
Empty Stocking Fund Benefit
The Sheik beat Dick the Bruiser 2/3
Gyspy Joe & Angelo Poffo (sub Reggie Lisowski) beat Dick Beyer & Bronko Lubich
Ada Ash beat Rose Roman
Att: Near Capacity
Note: Bruiser had Sheik beat while the referee was injured. When he tried to help the ref, Sheik recovered and won the match.

12/16/55 Watertown, WI @ Turner Hall
Dick The Bruiser dcor Angelo Poffo

12/22/55 Milwaukee, WI @ South Side Armory
Jerry Woods & Jack Allen vs Billy Goelz & Bronko Lubich
Dick Afflis vs Benito Gardini
Lorraine Johnson vs Rose Roman

12/24/55 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Gardens
Dick the Bruiser beat Art Bull 2-0
Bronko Lubich beat Tony Ross
Jerry Woods drew with Jon Arjon
Lou Papineau beat Zack Malkov
Seymour Koenig beat Duke Demetri
Angelo Poffo beat Jim Hady

12/26/55 Green Bay, WI @ Labor Temple
Dick the Bruiser beat Jack Allen (Final bout of 6-Man Battle Royal that opened the card and determined the night's bouts)
1 Bruiser beat Allen with a backbreaker in 20:45
2 Allen's head gashed; the referee stopped the match.
Seymour Koenig beat Zack Malkov with a cobra twist
Bronko Lubich beat Reggie Lisowski dq in 17:30
6-Man Battle Royal
Order of elimination: Lubich and Lisowski were the first two out
Malkov was third out
Koenig was fourth out
leaving Bruiser and Allen for the final. 
Note: Zack Malkov was a sub for Benito Gardini.

12/28/55 Madison, WI @ Dane County Fairgrounds Arena
Billy Goelz beat Gypsy Joe dq
Dick the Bruiser & Rudy Kay beat Jerry Woods & Jack Allen
Seymour Koenig beat Tony Ross (sub Benito Gardini)
Note: Gardini was ill with the flu.
Att: 1,400.

12/29/55 Fond Du Lac, WI @ Armory E
Dick the Bruiser beat Reggie Lisowski on a 3rd fall dq
1 Lisowski beat Bruiser
2 Bruiser beat Lisowski
3 Lisowski dq'ed for throwing the referee from the ring
Rose Roman beat Ramona Waukazo
Bronko Lubich & Seymour Koenig beat Rudy Kay & Zack Malkov

Note: Reno research done by JMK. Duluth research done by Jim Melby. Minneapolis and St. Paul research done by our own justahamandegger.

Note: Wisconsin research done by George Lentz. Chicago research done by Jim Melby & Tim Hornbaker. Toledo research done by Jim Mandl. Fort Wayne research done by Tim Tassler. Angola research from Will Morrisey.

Note: Added Indianapolis results from Tim Hornbaker

Note: Added a Valparaiso card.

Note: Added a Benton Harbor Card and several Sheboygan cards.

Note: Added two Chicago Marigold cards from Redman.

Note: Added an Akron listing from Kriss

Note: Added multiple listings from George Lentz, JMK and Tim Hornbaker.

Note: Made a bunch of edits. Added one Indianapolis lineup from Mike Dupree.

Note: More editing done and added more George Lentz research from Wisconsin.

Note: Added two Benton Harbor, MI cards from newspaper archives.

Note: Added two Winnipeg cards from the newspaper archive site.



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1/5/56 Beloit, WI @ Skateland Armory
6 Man Battle Royal with The Sheik of Araby, Bruiser Afflis, Billy Goelz, Gypsy Joe, Bronko Lubich and Seymour Koenig.
Order of elimination determined the night’s bouts

1/11/56 Madison, WI @ Dane County Fairgrounds Arena
Dick the Bruiser beat The Sheik of Araby 2/3
1 Bruiser beat Sheik
2 Sheik beat Bruiser
3 Bruiser beat Sheik
Tiny Tim beat Irish Jackie via pin
Bronko Lubich & Jim Siskay beat Rudy Kay & Duke Demetri (sub for Benito Gardini, who was still ill).

1/12/56 Beloit, WI @ Armory
Bruiser Afflis vs Art Bull
Mixed Tag Match
Angelo Poffo & Tiny Tim vs Seymour Koenig & Irish Jackie
Jon Arjon vs. Jim Siskay

1/13/56 Fond Du Lac, WI @ Armory E
Dick the Bruiser beat Roy McClarty 2/3
Benito Gardini & Duke Demetri & Don DeCortez vs Jon Arjon & Don Pollack & Wally Steele
Seymour Koenig vs Bronko Lubich.
Att: Large

1/14/56 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Dick Afflis dq
Roy McClarty & Shirley Strimple beat Mario DeSousa & Lorraine Johnson
Angelo Poffo beat Billy Goelz
Wilbur Snyder beat Rudy Kay
att: 6,187 sellout

1/16/56 Fort Wayne, IN @ Coliseum
Hans Schmidt & Hans Hermann beat Roy McClarty & Dick The Bruiser
The Sheik beat Mr New York
Shirley Strimple beat Lorraine Johnson
Att: 1,307

1/17/56 Rockford, IL
Angelo Poffo no contest Dick the Bruiser in 3rd fall
Billy Goelz & Seymour Koenig beat Don DeCotez & Zack Malkov 2/3
Gypsy Joe beat Jon Arjon

1/18/56 Racine, WI @ Memorial Hall
Dick "The Bruiser" Afflis vs The Sheik of Araby
Lorraine Johnson vs Rose Roman
Seymour Koenig & Luis Martinez vs Bronco Lubich & Mario DeSouza
Promoter: Einar Olsen
Note: Mario DeSouza billed as the Portuguese Champion

1/25/56 Madison, WI @ Dane County Fairgrounds Arena
Dick the Bruiser & Roy McClarity beat Angelo Poffo & Hans Schmidt on a 3rd fall dq
Luis Martinez beat Mitzu Arakawa 2-0
Jon Arjon beat Zach Malcov dq

1/26/56 Beloit, WI @ Armory
Bruiser Afflis vs Hans Hermann (first Beloit appearance)
Midwest Tag Team Champions Luis Martinez & Seymour Koenig vs Mitsu Arakawa & Tony Ross
third bout to be announced.

1/27/56 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
United States TV Champion Verne Gagne beat Dick the Bruiser
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Hans Schmidt
Wilbur Snyder beat Mighty Atlas
The Sheik & Angelo Poffo beat Roy McClarty & Seymour Koenig
Lorraine Johnson beat Shirley Strimple

1/28/56 Fond Du Lac, WI @ Armory E
Dick the Bruiser beat Angelo Poffo 2/3
1 Poffo beat Bruiser
2 Bruiser beat Poffo
3 Poffo was counted out of the ring
Gypsy Joe beat Don DeCortez (sub Reggie Lisowski)
The Sheik of Araby beat Zack Malkov
6 Man Battle Royal opened the card and determined the night's matches
Zack Malkov was eliminated first, followed by The Sheik, Gypsy Joe and Don DeCortez, leaving Bruiser and Poffo.
Att: Another large turnout

2/10/56 Watertown, WI @ Turner Hall
Dick "The Bruiser" Afflis beat Reggie Lisowski 2/3
Note: Taken from the Reggie "The Crusher" Lisowski Record Book published by George Lentz. George might have the complete card.

2/13/56 Fort Wayne, IN @ Coliseum
Dick The Bruiser beat Roy McClarty
Verne Gagne beat Hans Hermann
Jean Ballard & Shirley Strimple beat Lorraine Johnson & Kay Starr
Att: 1,612

2/14/56 Indianapolis, IN @ The Armory
Verne Gagne beat Dick “Bruiser” Afflis on a 3rd fall dq
Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski beat Seymour Koenig & Roy McClarty 2/3
promoter: Dick Patton
referee: Harry Burris

2/15/56 Racine, WI @ Memorial Hall
Dick The Bruiser beat Angelo Poffo on a 3rd fall COR
1 Poffo pinned Bruiser
2 Bruiser beat Poffo
3 Poffo was counted out of the ring
Tiny Tim & Cowboy Bradley beat Irish Jackie & Fuzzy Cupid 2/3
1 Irish Jackie & Fuzzy Cupid won 1st fall
2 Tiny Tim & Cowboy Bradley won 2nd fall
3 Tiny Tim & Cowboy Bradley won 3rd fall
Luis Martinez beat Martino Angelo with a Boston Crab
Promoter: Einer Olsen
Att: "near capacity crowd"

2/16/56 Milwaukee, WI @ South Side Armory
Dick Afflis beat Roy McClarty 2/3
Gypsy Joe beat Jon Arjon
Great Yamato beat Zack Malkov
Note: Bruiser was also booked in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin that night against Angelo Poffo. Hans Hermann subbed for Bruiser and beat Poffo by disqualification.

2/23/56 Denver, CO @ City Auditorium Arena
Women’s Champion June Byers beat Penny Banner 2/3
Wilbur Snyder beat Angelo Poffo 2/3
Dick the Bruiser beat Danno McDonald
Bob Orton beat Dr. Lee Grable
Mitsu Arakawa & Juan Garcia beat Dr. Bill Herman & Tom Renesto
promoter: Mike London
4,200 fans, gate: $8,901

2/25/56 Benton Harbor, MI @ Armory
Dick "The Bruiser" Afflis beat Luis Martinez 2/3
1 Martinez pinned Bruiser after a series of dropkicks
2 Bruiser beat Martinez with a backbreaker in 3:00
3 Bruiser beat Martinez with an upside down scissors hold
Rudy Kay & Zack Malkov ddq Hans Hermann & Tony Ross in 3rd fall
1 Rudy Kay & Zack Malkov won 1st fall
2 Hans Hermann & Tony Ross won 2nd fall
3 The referee dq'ed all four wrestlers
Jon Arjon beat Mitch Lassen in 22:00

2/29/56 Benton Harbor, MI @ Armory
Bill Melby beat The Sheik of Araby on a 3rd fall COR
1 Melby beat Sheik im 1:00
2 Sheik beat Melby with a neck twist in 2:00
3 Sheik was counted out of the ring in 3:00
Rudy Kay & Zack Malkov beat Al Szasz & Joe Gordon 2/3
1 Rudy Kay & Zack Malkov won 1st fall
2 Al Szasz & Joe Gordon won 2nd fall
3 Rudy Kay & Zack Malkov won
Dick the Bruiser beat Tony Ross 2-0 when Ross could not continue after Bruiser subdued him with a full nelson.

3/1/56 Beloit, WI @ Armory
World Tag Team Champions Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski vs The Sheik of Araby & Gypsy Joe
Bruiser Afflis vs Rudy Kay
Rose Roman vs Kathy Starr

3/2/56 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Wilbur Snyder dq
Bill Melby drew Angelo Poffo
Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski beat Rudy Kay & Mighty Atlas
Brian (Dennis?) Clary beat Dick the Bruiser dq
Ada Ash beat Lorraine Johnson

3/3/56 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Dick Afflis
World Tag Team Champions Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski beat Angelo Poffo & Sheik of Araby
Wilbur Snyder beat Mighty Atlas
Gypsy Joe beat Len Rossi
att: 10,200

3/5/56 Fort Wayne, IN @ Coliseum
Verne Gagne beat Dick The Bruiser
Wilbur Snyder beat The Sheik
Bill Melby & Seymour Koenig beat Hans Herrman & Mighty Atlas dq
Att: 1,500

3/6/56 Indianapolis, IN @ The Armory
Wilbur Snyder bear Angelo Poffo on a 3rd fall dq when manager Bronko Lubich interfered with his cane
Dick “Bruiser” Afflis no contest Hans Herrman
1 Herrman beat Bruiser dq in 8:00
2 Afflis and Herrman and brawled after the initial fall and the match was stopped
promoter: Dick Patton
referee: Lou Thomas

3/7/56 Benton Harbor, MI @ Armory
Dick the Bruiser no decision Bill Melby in 3rd fall
1 Bruiser beat Melby with a reverse backbreaker
2 Melby beat Bruiser with a leglock
3 Referee Jack Cooper dq'ed both wrestlers for fighting outside the ring
Seymour Koenig & Luis Martinez beat Rudy Kay & Zack Malkov 2/3
1 Rudy Kay & Zack Malkov won 1st fall
2 Seymour Koenig & Luis Martinez won 2nd fall
3 Seymour Koenig & Luis Martinez won 3rd fall
Dave Jons beat Don DeCortez dq

3/14/56 Sheboygan, WI @ The Playdium
Dick The Bruiser vs Hans Schmidt
Dave Jons & Jon Arjon vs Zack Malkov & Tony Ross
Jim Hady vs George MacArthur

3/20/56 Indianapolis, IN @ The Armory
Dick “Bruiser” Afflis dcor Wilbur Snyder in 3rd fall
Ada Ash & Lorraine Johnson dcor Rose Roman & Shirley Strimple in 3rd fall
promoter: Dick Patton
referee: Rosey “Kid” Baker

3/21/56 Rockford, IL
Verne Gagne beat Dick the Bruiser 2/3
Wilbur Snyder beat Rudy Kay 2-0
Ada Ash beat Joan Ballard

3/22/56 Fond Du Lac, WI @ Armory E
Dick the Bruiser beat Angelo Poffo on a 3rd fall dq
1 Poffo beat Bruiser
2 Bruiser beat Poffo
3 Poffo was dq'ed when his manager, Bronko Lubich, interfered
Shirley Strimple beat Jean Noble
Seymour Koenig & Luis Martinez beat Tony Ross & Zack Malkov
Att: Large turnout

3/29/56 Milwaukee, WI @ South Side Armory
Dick Afflis beat Seymour Koenig
Jim Bernard beat Len Rossi
Dave Jons beat Zack Malkov

4/2/56 Fort Wayne, IN
Argentina Rocca beat Dick The Bruiser
Hans Schmidt beat Jimmy Sixsay
Tiny Roe & Pee Wee James beat Otto Bowman & Ivan The Terrible
Att: 2,000

4/4/56 Madison, WI @ Dane County Fairgrounds Arena
Dick the Bruiser Afflis & Hans Schmidt beat Angelo Poffo & Luis Martinez
1 Bruiser pinned Poffo
2 Poffo pinned Afflis
3 Schmidt pinned Martinez
Gypsy Joe beat Seymour Koenig
Mario DeSouza beat Len Rossi

4/5/56 Denver, CO @ Auditorium Arena
Verne Gagne drew Bob Orton drew when the 60 minute time limit expired in the 3rd fall
Enrique Torres beat Bulldog Danny Plechas 2-0
Tom Renesto beat Dick the Bruiser
Jack Allen & Juan Garcia beat Mitsu Arakawa & Tor Yamato
promoter: Mike London
Att: 3,212 fans, gate: $5,918
Note: Bruiser was also booked in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin that night against Hans Schmidt. Angelo Poffo subbed for Bruiser and lost to Schmidt on a countout in the 3rd fall.

4/6/56 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Verne Gagne & Wilbur Snyder beat Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski 2/3
1 Lisowskis won first fall in 18:55
2 Gagne & Snyder won 2nd fall in 12:00
3 Snyder pinned Reggie Lisowski in 11:50
Hans Schmidt beat Angelo Poffo in 7:39
Dick the Bruiser beat Bill Melby when Melby suffered an injury in the match and was unable to continue
Tiny Roe beat Ivan The Terrible
Sheik of Araby beat Luis Martinez
Att: 9,522 and a gross gate of $25,903.28

4/12/56 Hagerstown, IN
Dick "Bruiser" Afflis vs The Sheik of Araby
Shirley Strimple & Rose Roman vs Lorraine Johnson & Ada Ash
Two matches featuring the female wrestlers

4/19/56 Fond Du Lac, WI @ Armory E
Angelo Poffo & Joan Ballard (sub Kathy Starr) beat Stan Lisowski (sub Dick the Bruiser) & Shirley Strimple
Reggie Lisowski beat Zack Malkov
Stan Lisowski beat Bob DeMarce

4/23/56 Bluffton, IN @ County Building
Wilbur Snyder beat Dick The Bruiser
Ada Ash beat Lorraine Johnson
Bill Melby beat Gypsy Joe

4/25/56 Sheboygan, WI @ The Playdium
World Tag Team Champions Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski beat Gypsy Joe & Bill Melby
Dick "The Bruiser" Afflis beat Dave Jons
Seymour Koenig beat Bozo Brown dq

4/27/56 Benton Harbor, MI @ Armory
Bill Melby beat Dick the Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
1 Bruiser pinned Melby
2 Melby beat Bruiser with a surfboard hold
3 Bruiser was dq'ed for pushing referee Leo Amelio
Angelo Poffo beat Stan Lisowski 2/3
Seymour Koenig & Len Rossi beat Hans Hermann & The Sheik of Araby 2/3
1 Koenig won first fall
2 Sheik beat Rossi
3 Koenig won third fall
Bad Boy Joe beat Dave Moore

5/3/56 Milwaukee, WI @ South Side Armory
Hans Schmidy & Dick Afflis beat Dave Jons & Mario DeSousa
Gypsy Joe beat Seymour Koenig
Zack Malkov beat Don DeCortez

5/4/56 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Verne Gagne drew Wilbur Snyder
Reggie Lisowski beat Bill Melby
Dick the Bruiser beat Stan Lisowski dq
Rose Roman & Shirley Strimple beat Ada Ash & Lorraine Johnson

5/7/56 Fort Wayne, IN @ Coliseum
Dick The Bruiser vs Hans Schmidt
Bill Melby vs The Sheik
Ada Ash & Lorraine Johnson vs Rose Roman & Ramona TeSelle
Matchmaker: Bruff Cleary

5/9/56 Madison, WI @ Dane County Fairgrounds Arena
World Tag Team Champions Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski beat Bruiser Afflis & Bill Melby
1 Lisowskis won
2 Bruiser won the fall with a backbreaker.
3 Lisowskis beat Melby
Dave Jons beat Mario DeSouza 2-0
Luis Martinez beat Tony Ross (sub Rudy Kay)

5/10/56 Toledo, OH @ Sports Arena
Dick the Bruiser beat Mario DeSouza 2/3
1 Bruiser beat DeSouza
2 DeSouza beat Bruiser
3 Bruiser beat DeSouza
Rip Hawk & Dutch Schultz beat Marco Polo & Benny Mata
Billy Fox beat Chris Belkas
Promoter: Cliff Maupin

5/11/56 Anderson, IN @ National Guard Armory
Ada Ash vs Rosa Roman
Bruiser Afflis vs Luis Martinez
Davy Jons vs Gypsy Joe

5/12/56 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
World Tag Team Champions Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski beat Hans Schmidt & Dick Afflis
US TV Champion Wilbur Snyder beat Angelo Poffo
Bill Melby drew Mighty Atlas
Ada Ash beat Lorraine Johnson
att: 7,352

5/17/56 Toledo, OH @ Sports Arena
Seymour Koenig beat Dick the Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq, 2nd fall by dq as well
Harry Lanzi (sub Wilbur Snyder) beat Bozo Brown 2-0
Marco Polo beat Black Panther
Dutch Schultz beat Benny Matta
Promoter: Cliff Maupin

5/19/56 Oshkosh, WI @ Merrill School
no time limit - winner takes all
Billy Goelz & David Jones vs Angelo Poffo & his Mgr. Bronco Lubich 2/3 60:00 
Dick The Bruiser vs Gypsy Joe 2/3 30:00
Tiny Tim vs Fuzzy Cupid 30:00

5/21/56 Fort Wayne, IN @ Coliseum
Dick The Bruiser beat Hans Schmidt
Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski beat Len Rossi & Seymour Keonig
Dave Jons beat Bozo Brown

6/1/56 Chicago, IL @ International Ampitheatre
Wilbur Snyder beat Hans Schmidt
Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski beat Sheik of Araby & Angelo Poffo
Dick the Bruiser beat Bob Orton
Bill Melby beat Billy Goelz
Rose Roman beat Ramona TeSelle
Don Pollock beat Zack Malkov

6/7/56 Toledo, OH @ Sports Arena
Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski beat Bill Melby & Dick the Bruiser
Billy Fox beat Rip Hawk
Frenchy Roberre beat Dutch Schultz

6/8/56 Freeport, IL @ High School Gymasium
Dick The Bruiser & Angelo Poffo vs Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski
Billy Goelz vs Dave Jons
Bozo Brown vs Seymour Koenig

6/9/56 Angola, IN @ Buck Lake Ranch
Bill Melby vs Dick the Bruiser
Rose Roman vs Ramona TeSelle
Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski vs Gypsy Joe & Don DeCortez

6/14/56 Toledo, OH @ Sports Arena
Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski ddq Dick the Bruiser & Hans Schmidt in 2nd fall
Black Panther beat Rip Hawk
Billy Fox beat Frenchy Roberre
Promoter: Cliff Maupin

6/19/56 Hammond, IN @ Civic Center
Antonino Rocca & Wilbur Snyder beat Dick the Bruiser & Angelo Poffo 2/3
1 Bruiser & Poffo won 1st fall
2 Rocca & Snyder won 2nd fall
3 Bruiser was pinned after Poffo left the ring after a falling out with Bruiser
Gypsy Joe beat Harry Lewis via pin
The Sheik beat Don Pollack
Promoter: Balk Estes

6/22/56 Janesville, WI @ Senior High School Gym
Argentina Rocca beat Dick the Bruiser
World Tag Team Champions Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski beat Seymour Koenig & Harry Lewis
Nick Bockwinkel beat Don DeCortez via pin
Att: near capacity 3,000 (local record crowd).

6/24/56 Angola, IN @ Buck Lake Ranch
Hans Schmidt vs Dick the Bruiser Afflis
Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski vs Gypsy Joe & Don De Cortez
Rose Roman vs Ramona TeSelle

6/31/56 Marinette
Wilbur Snyder beat Dick The Bruiser 2/3
Att: 1,000

7/3/56 Hammond, IN @ Civic Center
US Champion Wilbur Snyder dcor Dick the Bruiser
Dave Jons vs Nick Bockwinkel 2/3 45:00
Hans Hermann vs Benito Gardini 30:00
Bill Savage vs Don DeCortez 20:00
Note: Snyder was billed as "Heavyweight Champion."
Promoter: Balk Estes

7/6/56 Chicago, IL @ International Ampitheatre
NWA Champion Lou Thesz drew Wilbur Snyder
Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski beat Hans Schmidt & Dick the Bruiser dq
Sheik of Araby beat Nick Bockwinkel
Bill Melby beat Benito Gardini
Angelo Poffo over Don Pollock

7/10/56 Appleton, WI @ Goodland Field
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Dick The Bruiser 2/3
1 Bruiser pinned Thesz in 7:00
2 Thesz pinned Bruiser in 7:00
3 Thesz pinned Bruiser
World Tag Team Champions Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski beat Jack Allen & Don Pollack 2-0
1 Stan won by pin in 20:00
2 Reggie won by submission with a full nelson in 10:00
Gypsy Joe beat Bill Savage with a gypsy neckbreaker in 30:00
Att: over 1,000

7/11/56 Madison WI @ Breese Stevens Field
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Dick the Bruiser on a 3rd fall COR
1 Bruiser beat Thesz with a chokehold
2 Thesz pinned Bruiser after a dropkick
3 Bruiser caught his legs in the ropes and was counted out of the ring
Thesz was managed by Ed “Strangler” Lewis
Dave Jons & Seymour Koenig beat The Sheik of Araby & Bozo Brown dq
Benito Gardini beat Jack Allen when Allen was hurt on the turnbuckle.
Att: 1,500
Notes: Mayor Edward Dowling of Hammond, and Indy 500 racing stars Tony Bettenhausen and Johnny Parsons were at ringside. Wilbur Snyder billed as "the heavyweight champion". Poffo deserted Dick the Bruiser in the third fall of the main event

7/12/56 Fort Wayne, IN @ Zollner Stadium
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Dick The Bruiser dq
Mighty Atlas & Benito Gardini drew Maurice Roberre & Nick Bockwinkel

7/13/56 Freeport, IL @ Read's Park West Ball Diamond
Dick The Bruiser vs Wilbur Snyder
Ada Ash vs Ramona Teselle
Angelo Poffo vs Don Pollack

7/17/56 Hammond, IN @ Civic Center
US Champion Wilbur Snyder beat Dick the Bruiser 2/3
Angelo Poffo vs Dave Jons
Nick Bockwinkel beat The Sheik
Bill Savage vs Benito Gardini
Promoter: Balk Estes
Note: Wilbur Snyder said to be defending "the heavyweight mat title"

7/24/56 Hammond, IN @ Civic Center
US Champion Wilbur Snyder vs British Empire Champion Dave Jons
Dick the Bruiser vs Nick Bockwinkel 45:00
Hans Hermann vs Stan Lisowski
Karl Gray vs Duke Demetri
Notes: Snyder was billed as "Heavyweight Champion." Jons billed as "British Empire Champion."

7/26/56 Fort Wayne, IN @ Zollner Stadium
Wilbur Snyder beat Dick The Bruiser dq
Mighty Atlas & Don Cortez beat Johnny Gilbert & Mitch Lasson
The Sheik beat Bill Savage

7/28/56 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Arena
Wilbur Snyder beat Hans Hermann
Dick The Bruiser beat Bill Savage
Seymour Koenig beat Bozo Brown dq
Bill Melby drew Angelo Poffo
Jack Allen beat Harry Lewis
Karl Gray beat Reyes Rodriguez
Duke DeMetri beat John Smitherman

7/31/56 Minneapolis, MN
Referees: boxer Jack Sharkey and Frank Taylor
Verne Gagne & Leo Nomellini beat Ivan Kalmikoff & Karol Kalmikoff 2/3
1 Gagne beat Karol with a sleeper hold
2 Ivan pinned Gagne after a throat stomp
3 Gagne pinned Ivan after referee Jack Sharkey knocked Ivan flat on his back with a smashing right to the chin
Ilio DiPaolo beat Jim Bernard
Dick (Bruiser) Afflis beat Seymour Koenig
Roy McClarty beat Aldo Bogni 22:12
Att: 7,286

8/2/56 Fort Wayne, IN @ Zollner Stadium
Dick The Bruiser & Hans Schmidt no contest Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski, match went into crowd police called 
Gypsy Joe beat Karl Gray
Nick Bockwinkel beat Don Cortez

8/4/56 Milwaukee, WI @ County Stadium
Special Referee : Jack Demspey
Verne Gagne beat US Champion Wilbur Snyder on a 3rd fall dq
1 Snyder pinned Gagne after a backbreaker
2 Gagne beat Snyder with a sleeper hold sleeper
3 Snyder was dq'ed
World Tag Team Champions Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski beat Hans Schmidt & Dick the Bruiser
5 girl battle royal: Ada Ash outlasted Raymonde Coty, Lorraine Johnson, Ramona Teselle and Rose Roman to win
Bill Melby beat Benito (Fatso) Gardini in 17:00
Promoter: Johnny Heim
Att: 16,069 (Record-setting in city), Gate: $33,689.90

8/7/56 Appleton, WI @ Goodland Field
World Tag Team Champions Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski beat Dick the Bruiser & Hans Hermann
1 Lisowskis won
2 Bruiser & Herman won
3 Lisowskis won
Kathy Starr beat Joan Ballard (sub Rose Roman)
Midwest Champion Dave Jons beat Bozo Brown 2-0
Att: "estimated over 1,200"

8/8/56 Racine, WI @ Memorial Hall
World Tag Team Champions Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski vs Verne Gagne & Dick the Bruiser
Midwest Champion Dave Jons vs Nick Bockwinkel
Don DeCortez vs Don Pollack

8/10/56 Elkhorn, WI @ Stock Pavilion
Verne Gagne beat Dick the Bruiser 2/3
Dave Jons beat Gypsy Joe (Dorsetti) on a third fall dq
Jack Allen & Bill Savage beat Bozo Brown & "a sub for Hans Hermann."
Att: "Packed house."

8/16/56 Fort Wayne, IN @ Zollner Stadium
Two referees
Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski beat Dick The Bruiser & Hans Schmidt
The Sheik beat Karl Gray
Don Pollack beat Don Cortez

8/17/56 Freeport, IL @ Read's Park West Ball Diamond
Dick The Bruiser vs Hans Schmidt
Bill Melby vs Dave Jons
Jack Allen vs Gypsy Joe

8/21/56 Hammond, IN @ Civic Center
Stan Lisowski vs Seymour Koenig
Dick the Bruiser vs The Sheik
Rose Roman vs Kathy Starr
Benito Gardini vs Bill Savage

8/25/56 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
NWA Champion Lou Thesz dcor US Champion Wilbur Snyder in 3rd fall
World Tag Team Champions Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski beat Angelo Poffo & Gypsy Joe
Antonino Rocca beat Dick Afflis
Bill Melby beat Sheik of Araby
att: 4,083

8/30/56 Denver, CO @ Auditorium Arena
United States Champion Wilbur Snyder beat John Tolos 2/3
1 Snyder won the first fall in 8:41 with an abdominal stretch
2 Tolos won the second in 6:05 with a Boston Crab
3 Snyder won the third in 1:45
The Bat beat Dick the Bruiser when Bruiser tossed his opponent out of the ring, then attacked him there
Bat suffered a concussion
Bulldog Danny Plechas beat Scotty Williams in 8:48
Luis Martinez drew Hans Von Schupp 15:00
Tito Carreon drew Chief Red Cloud 15:00
promoter: Mike London
referee: Leo Bahl

8/31/56 Round Lake Park, IL
Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski vs Dick the Bruiser & Nick Bockwinkel
Mighty Atlas vs Bozo Brown
Karl Gray vs Jack Allen

9/1/56 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Gardens
Verne Gagne beat Hans Hermann
Angelo Poffo beat Nick Bockwinkel 2/3
Dick The Bruiser beat Maurice Roberre
Mighty Atlas beat Bill Savage
Bobby Carillo beat Ned Taylor
Dave Jons & Billy Goelz beat Duke DeMetri & Mitch Lassen

9/4/56 Hammond, IN @ Civic Center
US Champion Wilbur Snyder vs The Sheik 60:00
Dick the Bruiser vs Bill Melby
British Empire Champion Dave Jons vs Bozo Brown
Benito Gardini vs Maurice Roberre

9/6/56 Fort Wayne, IN @ Zollner Stadium
Hans Schmidt beat Dick The Bruiser
Mr America & Bill Melby beat Hans Hermann & The Sheik
Joan Ballard beat Kathy Starr
The Sheik beat Mr America

9/8/56 Benton Harbor, MI @ Armory
Farmer Don Marlin (sub Dave Jons) beat Dick the Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
Johnny Gilbert & Don Pollack beat bad Boy Joe & Benito Gardini
Bozo Brown beat Rod Vico (sub Farmer Don Marlin)

9/11/56 Hammond, IN @ Civic Center
Antonino Rocca & Dave Jons vs Dick the Bruiser & Hans Schmidt
Angelo Poffo vs Benito Gardini
Zack Malkov vs Harry Lewis

9/12/56 Madison, Wi @ Breese Stevens Field
Antonino Rocca vs Bruiser Afflis
Carl Engstrom & Dave Jons vs Bozo Brown & Harry Lewis
Midwest Champion Angelo Poffo vs Billy Goelz

9/14/56 Chicago, IL @ International Ampitheatre
Verne Gagne & Argentina Rocca & Wilbur Snyder beat Dick the Bruiser & Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski
Angelo Poffo beat Mighty Atlas
Bill Melby drew Carl Engstrom
Don Pollock beat Benito Gardini
Joan Ballard beat Jean Noble
Note: Perhaps the first time Bruiser & Crusher were ever paired together.

9/15/56 Angola, IN @ Buck Lake Ranch
Dick the Bruiser Afflis vs Farmer Don Marlin
Rose Roman & Joan Ballard vs Ada Ash & Ramona TeSelle
Zack Malkov vs Roy Rogers

9/20/56 Milwaukee, WI @ South Side Armory
Dick Afflis beat Mahmut Yousef when Yousef could not continue
Bill Melby & Carl Engstrom beat Nick Nichevich & Al Warshawski 2-0
Brown Panther beat Fuzzy Cupid

9/21/56 Fort Atkinson
Wilbur Snyder vs Dick The Bruiser

9/22/56 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
No Referee
Verne Gagne beat Wilbur Snyder
World Tag Team Champions Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski beat Dick Afflis & Mighty Atlas
Midwest Champion Angelo Poffo beat Carl Engstrom
Ada Ash beat Joan Ballard
att: 7,038 SRO

9/26/56 Benton Harbor, MI @ Armory
World Tag Team Champions Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski beat Dick the Bruiser & Mighty Atlas 2/3
1 Lisowskis won first fall
2 Bruiser beat Stan with a backbreaker
3 Lisowskis won third fall
Farmer Don Marlin beat Bozo Brown
Seymour Koenig beat Zack Malkov
Lou Eisenhart drew Doug Evans

9/27/56 Fond Du Lac, WI @ Cow Palace
Wilbur Snyder & Bill Melby beat Dick the Bruiser & Angelo Poffo 2/3
1 Bruiser pinned Melby.
2 Melby pinned Bruiser.
3 Poffo was pinned after Bruiser walked out on him.
Ramona TeSelle (sub Jean Antone) beat Joan Ballard
Benito Gardini beat Zack Malkov dq (sub match for Don Pollack vs Don Moore)

9/28/56 Zion, IL
Dick the Bruiser vs Wilbur Snyder
Bill Melby vs Angelo Poffo
Rose Roman vs Ada Ash

9/29/56 Chicago, IL
Dick The Bruiser beat Wilbur Snyder

10/2/56 Hammond, IN @ Civic Center
Wilbur Snyder vs Reggie Lisowski
Dick the Bruiser vs Stan Lisowski
Benito Gardini vs Louie Papineau
Zack Malkov vs Don Moore
NOTE: Snyder said to have been "recently dethroned (as) national heavyweight mat champion"

10/3/56 Benton Harbor, MI @ Armory
Wilbur Snyder beat Dick the Bruiser dq when Bruiser threw Snyder out of the ring and would not let him return
Angelo Poffo beat Seymour Koenig
Farmer Don Marlin & Hans Hermann beat Gypsy Joe & Benito Gardini
Hermann, a spectator at the card, replaced Lou Eisenhart, who started the match but injured his leg.
Eisenhart was subbing for Lou Papineau

10/4/56 Denver, CO @ Auditorium Arena
Verne Gagne beat United States Heavyweight Champion Wilbur Snyder on a 3rd fall dq
1 Gagne beat Snyder in 19:29
2 Snyder beat Gagne in 5:52
3 Snyder was dq'ed in 7:30
title does not change hands
Dick the Bruiser no contest Bulldog Danny Plechas in 3rd fall
1 Plechas beat Bruiser in 9:34
2 Bruiser beat Plechas in 5:16
3 match stopped due to blood loss in 1:43
Mike DiBiase beat Hans Von Schupp in 21:43
Luis Martinez drew Tony Pervetti 30:00
promoter: Mike London
referee: Tommy Corbett
Att: 3,472 fans
Note: Snyder still billed as US Champion in Denver.

10/5/56 Fort Wayne, IN @ Zollner Stadium
Reggie Lisowski ddq Dick The Bruiser
Wilbur Snyder beat Stan Lisowski
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat Bill Melby & Don Pollack
Ada Ash beat Rose Roman

10/9/56 Hammond, IN @ Civic Center
Dick the Bruiser vs Carl Engstrom 60:00
Rose Roman vs Ada Ash 45:00
Paul Bunyan vs Don DeCortez
Billy Goelz vs Don Pollack

10/10/56 Madison, WI @ Dane County Fairgrounds Arena
US Champion Hans Schmidt beat Bruiser Afflis
Rose Roman beat Ada Ash dq
Billy Goelz beat Jack Allen when Goelz pinned Allen with a reverse backdrop in the third fall
Paul Bunyan beat Duke Demetri via pin in 3:00

10/11/56 Milwaukee, WI @ South Side Armory
Angelo Poffo beat Dick Afflis
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat Johnny Kace & Don Pollack
Gypsy Joe beat Joe Carollo

10/17/56 Benton Harbor, MI @ Armory
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat Dick the Bruiser & Mighty Atlas 2/3
1 Volkoffs won in 11:00
2 Bruiser & Atlas win in 3:00
3 Volkoffs won in 7:00
Paul Bunyan beat Zack Malkov (sub Bozo Brown) via pin in 7:00
Jack Allen beat Zack Malkov dq
Lou Eisenhart beat Bryan O’Cleary
Att: 1,539. Largest crowd of the season.

10/18/56 Beloit, WI @ Armory
Antonino Rocca beat Bruiser Afflis dq
Billy Goelz & Don Pollack beat Gypsy Joe & Bozo Brown
Mighty Atlas (sub Don Moore) drew Harry Lewis
Att: SRO.

10/19/56 Chicago, IL @ International Ampitheatre
Hans Schmidt beat Wilbur Snyder COR
Argentina Rocca beat Dick the Bruiser dq
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat Bill Melby & Don Pollock
Angelo Poffo beat Carl Engstrom
Joan Ballard beat Ada Ash

10/23/56 Hammond, IN @ Civic Center
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat Dick the Bruiser & Bill Melby
Stan Lisowski vs Jack Wilson
Zack Malkov vs Mahmout Yousef
Notes: Volkoffs were called Ivan & Gregory Volkoff the first couple of weeks they showed in Hammond, at least in newspaper advertisements.

10/24/56 Benton Harbor, MI @ Armory
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat Dick the Bruiser & Bill Melby 2/3, 1st fall by dq
1 Bruiser was dq'ed.
2 Melby won with a  backstretch
3 Volkoffs won third fall
Reggie Lisowski beat Zack Malkov 2-0, both by full nelsons
Jack Wilson dcor Don Pollack when both were disqualified for fighting outside the ring.

10/25/56 Washington, DC
Dick Bruiser Afflis vs Don (dan?) Miller
Skull Murphy vs Don Arnold
Dick Steinborn vs Cowboy Tom Bradley
Ricki Starr vs Wally Lamb
Wild Man Fargo vs Miguel Perez

10/27/56 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
US Title Match
Hans Schmidt beat Verne Gagne dq
Non Title
Dick Afflis beat Midwest Champion Angelo Poffo
Yukon Eric beat Hans Hermann
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat Bill Melby & Carl Engstrom
att: 6,479

11/1/56 Washington, DC
Ricki Starr vs Red Bastien
Dick Bruiser Afflis vs Wally Lamb
Don Arnold vs Wild Man Fargo
Skull Murphy vs Dick Steinborn
Miguel Perez vs Cowboy Tom Bradley

11/6/56 Hammond, IN @ Civic Center
Reggie Lisowski vs Dick the Bruiser
Stan Lisowski vs Mahmout Yousef
Gypsy Joe vs Carl Engstrom
Jack Wilson vs Benito Gardini

11/7/56 Benton Harbor, MI @ Armory
Wilbur Snyder beat Stan Lisowski 2/3
1 Snyder won 1st fall
2 Lisowski won 2nd fall
3 Snyder won 3rd fall
Reggie Lisowski ddq Dick the Bruiser in 3rd fall for fighting outside the ring
Luis Martinez drew Gypsy Joe 30:00
Jack Wilson beat Dale Patrick (probably a sub bout for Mahmut Yousef vs Benito Gardini)
Att: 740

11/8/56 Washington, DC
Antonino Rocca vs Wildman Fargo
Ricki Starr vs Dick Steinborn
Gino Garibaldi vs Skull Murphy
Dick Afflis vs Jerry Gordet

11/9/56 Chicago, IL @ International Ampitheatre
Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski beat Verne Gagne & Wilbur Snyder dq
Dick the Bruiser drew Angelo Poffo
Yukon Eric beat Bozo Brown
Paul Bunyan beat Hans Hermann
Bill Melby beat Billy Goelz

11/13/56 Hammond, IN @ Civic Center
World Champion Verne Gagne vs Dick the Bruiser
Joan Ballard vs Ilse Schmidt
Gino Angelo vs Zack Malkov
Luis Martinez vs Jack Wilson

11/15/56 Washington, DC
Karl Von Hess vs Ricki Starr
Stan Lisowski vs Dick Bruiser Afflis
Reggie Lisowski vs Don Arnold
Skull Murphy vs Dick Steinborn
Miguel Perez vs Cowboy Tom Bradley

11/19/56 Newburgh, NY @ Municipal Auditorium
Dick the Bruiser vs Wild Man Fargo
Plus two other bouts
The promoter was Troy Bayley of Troy, NY.

11/20/56 Baltimore, MD
Dick Afflis beat Skull Murphy COR on ring apron
Great Scott beat Rocky Lee dq
Carol Cook beat Mary Jane Mull 2/3
Wildman Fargo beat Nick Roberts in 22:00
Dick Steinborn beat Jerry Gordett in 25:00

11/22/56 Washington, DC
Karl Von Hess vs Ricki Starr
Babe Zaharias vs Skull Murphy
Dick Afflis vs Jack Bence
Mary Jane Mull vs Carol Cook
Cowboy Rocky Lee vs Buddy Lee

11/24/56 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
NWA Tag Team Champions Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski
Wilbur Snyder beat Dick Afflis dq
Angelo Poffo beat Bill Melby
Paul Bunyan beat Hans Hermann
att: 9,112

11/26/56 New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Antonino Rocca beat Dick Afflis
Hans Schmidt beat Dick Steinborn
Mr. Moto beat Jackie Fargo
Miguel Perez beat Kenny Ackles
Skull Murphy drew Great Scott
Cowboy Lee beat Harry Lewis
Lord Littlebrook & Little Beaver beat Fuzzy Cupid & Ivan the Terrible
Att:10,400, Gate: $30,300

11/27/56 Bridgeport, CT @ Brass Recreation Center
Dick Afflis vs Skull Murphy
Miguel Perez vs Danny Farazzio
Lord Littlebrook & Little Beaver vs Fuzzy Cupid & Ivan the Terrible

12/1/56 White Plains, NY @ Westchester County Center
Dick the Bruiser vs Hans Schmidt
Soldier Barry & The Great Scott vs Tony Martinelli & Gino Garibaldi
Irish Jackie & Fuzzy Cupid vs Little Beaver & Little Brook
Gene Dubuque vs Cowboy Rocky Lee

12/6/56 Indianapolis, IN @ Armory
Main Event
Ilse Cook & Ramona Teselle beat Joan Ballard & Sharon Lass
1 Cook beat Lass with a Boston Crab hold in 8:00
2 Ballard beat Teselle in 6:00 with a rolling body scissors
3 Teselle beat Ballard with a a leg breaker in 4:00
Bruiser Afflis ddq Bill Melby in the 3rd fall
1 Afflis dq'ed for failing to break
2 Melby pinned Bruiser after a a dropkick in 8:00
3 Both men were dq'ed for fighting outside the ring
Bronko Lubich beat Jack Wilson in 15:00
Angelo Poffo beat Luis Martinez 2/3
1 Martinez beat Poffo dq in 10:00
2 Martinez was counted out of the ring in 12:00
3 Martinez was unable to continue thus conceded the fall
Referee: Connie Marker

12/7/56 Chicago, IL @ International Ampitheatre
Wilbur Snyder drew Hans Schmidt
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat Dick the Bruiser & Yukon Eric
Roy McClarty beat Angelo Poffo
Bill Melby beat Gino Angelo
Gypsy Joe beat Seymour Koenig

12/10/56 Bridgeport, CT @ Brass Recreation Center
Antonino Rocca vs Jackie Fargo
Dick Afflis vs Frank Gerwin
Alfonso Valdez vs Gene Dubuque
Harry Lewis vs Ken Ackles

12/11/56 Baltimore, MD
Dick Afflis ddq Skull Murphy
Ricki Starr beat Jerry Gordett in 5:00
Wildman Fargo & Herb Larson beat Len Rossi & Gene Dubuque 2/3
Ted Lewin beat Fritz Von Wallich

12/15/56 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
World Tag Team Champions Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat Verne Gagne & Wilbur Snyder
Penalty Belt Match
Dick Afflis beat Hans Schnabel
Handicap Match
Angelo Poffo & Gypsy Joe beat Paul Bunyan
Ramona TeSelle beat Sharon Lass
att: 6,060

12/19/56 Benton Harbor, MI @ Armory
Dick the Bruiser beat Bill Melby 2/3
1 Bruiser won with a  backbreaker.
2 Melby won with a cobra twist
3 Bruiser pinned Melby
Jack Allen & Don Pollack beat Gypsy Joe & Jack Wilson
Hans Hermann beat Don DeCortez dq when DeCortez pushed the referee.

12/20/56 Indianapolis, IN @ Armory
Sharon Lass & Rose Roman beat Alice Mason & Ramona TeSelle 2/3
Dick “Bruiser” Afflis beat Bill Melby dq
Angelo Poffo beat Reggie Lisowski in 15:00
Paul Bunyan beat Zack Malkov
referee: Bob Luce

12/26/56 Benton Harbor, MI @ Armory
Dick the Bruiser no contest Hans Hermann in 3rd fall
1 Bruiser pinned Hermann
2 Hermann beat Bruiser with a neck twist.
3 Bruiser pitched Hermann into referee Frank Cooper, who was stunned and fell to the mat.
He ruled “no contest” when he recovered
Handicap Match
Don DeCortez & Bozo Brown beat Paul Bunyan
1 Bunyan beat DeCortez.
2 The 20 minute time limit expired
Bill Melby beat Don Pollack
Att: 920

12/27/56 Indianapolis, IN @ Armory
Gino Angelo beat Seymour Koenig 2/3
1 Angelo pinned Koenig after a body slam in 15:00
2 Koenig beat Angelo with a grapevine
3 Angelo beat Koenig in 6:00 with a boston crab
Boxing match
Bill Melby dq'ed in the 5th round over Bruiser Afflis for "wrestling"
Joan Ballard beat Alice Mason in 16:00
Carl Engstrom beat Don DeCortez in 6:00

Indianapolis research from Tim Hornbaker. Wisconsin & Benton Harbor research from George Lentz. Chicago research from Jim Melby. Washington DC research from Ron Witmer. Toledo research from Jim Mandl. Hammond research from George Lentz & JMK. Rockford research from bitterwind. Angola research from Will Morrisey.

I'll see if I can find some other Indiana Bruiser listings on newspaperarchive.com. Terre Haute and Anderson are possibilities.

Note: Added one Anderson Indiana card.

Note: Added a Hagerstown, Indiana card.

Note: Added a few more cards.

Note: Added some stuff from George Lentz's Reggie The Crusher Lisowski record book.

Note: Added four Denver cards from Tim Hornbaker.

Note: Added some Chicago Marigold cards from Redman.

Note: Added some Freeport, Illinois listings from newspaperarchive.com.

Note: Made several more needed edits.

Note: Added multiple listings from George Lentz, JMK and Tim Hornbaker.

Note: More editing done and added more George Lentz Wisconsin research.

Note: Added a New York State card from Kriss. 

Note: Added a Zion, IL card from George Lentz via Rich Tito.

Note: Added a Benton Harbor, MI card from One Fan Gang

Note: Added two Angola, IN cards from Will Morrisey.

Note: Added a Gary, IN listing from Mike DuPree.

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

Note: Added Indiana cards from Tim Tassler

Note: Added the complete Fort Wayne cards from Tim Tassler



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1/2/57 Benton Harbor, MI @ Armory
referee: Frank Scoma
Hans Hermann & Don Pollack beat Dick the Bruiser & Bozo Brown on a 3rd fall dq
Reggie Lisowski no decision Angelo Poffo when referee John Hosko was injured and could not continue
Bronko Lubich (sub Gypsy Joe) beat Seymour Koenig in 20:00

1/9/57 Benton Harbor, MI @ Armory
Yukon Eric beat Angelo Poffo & Don DeCortez (subs for Dick the Bruiser, who was delayed by heavy snow) when Poffo was dq'ed
Reggie Lisowski beat Bronko Lubich
Angelo Poffo beat Don Pollack
Don DeCortez beat Lou Eisenhart (sub The Sheik of Araby)

1/12/57 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Gardens
Dick the Bruiser & The Sheik of Araby dcor Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff in 3rd fall
Carl Engstrom beat Gypsy Joe dq
Bill Melby drew Angelo Poffo
Stan Lisowski beat Jerry Christy
Gino Angelo beat Don Pollock
Yukon Eric beat Hans Hermann 2-0
promoter: Fred Kohler

1/15/57 Beloit, WI @ Armory
Midwest Champion Angelo Poffo vs Billy Goelz
Bruiser Afflis & Bill Melby vs Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff
Seymour Koenig vs Jack Allen

1/16/57 Racine, WI @ Memorial Hall
Dick The Bruiser beat Yukon Eric 2/3
1 Bruiser beat Eric
2 Eric beat Bruiser by submission with a bear hug in less than a minute
3 Bruiser pinned Eric
Jack Allen & Carl Engstrom beat Gypsy Joe & Gino Angelo on a 3rd fall dq
1 Gypsy Joe beat Jack Allen
2 Engstrom pinned Angelo
3 Gypsy Joe & Gino Angelo were dq'ed for "excessively rough tactics"
Jerry Christy beat Don DeCortez
Promoter: Einar Olsen
Att: "smallest crowd of the year braved sub-zero weather cold for promoter Einar Olsen's show"

1/17/57 Denver, CO @ Auditorium Arena
Verne Gagne beat Dick the Bruiser 2/3
1 Gagne beat Bruiser in 12:00
2 Bruiser beat Gagne in 8:14
3 Gagne beat Bruiser in 5:32
Gagne earned a future U.S. Title shot at champion Hans Schmidt
Great Kato beat Jim Wright 2/3 utc
1 Kato was dq'ed in 16:04
2 Kato beat Wright in 7:22 with a sleeper hold
3 Wright was unable to continue
Kato was accompanied by his manager Professor Sugi and Sugi interfered in the first fall, helping draw the dq
Paul Bunyan beat Bozo Brown
Mitsu Arakawa drew Jack O’Reilly (sub Jerry Woods) 30:00
Woods reportedly had suffered a broken hand in Milwaukee
Danno McDonald beat Count Zarnov in 12:17
promoter: Mike London
referee: Woody Cox
Att: 4,000 fans, gate: $8,000+

1/19/57 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
World Tag Team Champions Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff drew Verne Gagne & Antonino Rocca
Penalty Belt Match
Yukon Eric beat Angelo Poffo
Dick The Bruiser beat Paul Bunyan
Bill Melby beat Carl Engstrom
att: 6,572

1/21/57 Fort Wayne, IN @ Coliseum
Dick The Bruiser beat Hans Herrmann
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski
Paul Bunyan beat Bozo Brown
Jerry Christy beat Gino Angelo

1/30/57 St. Petersburg, FL
Buddy Rogers beat Dick The Bruiser via pinfall

1/31/57 Orlando, FL
Buddy Rogers beat Dick The Bruiser

2/1/57 Miami Beach, FL @ Auditorium
Buddy Rogers vs Don Leo Jonathan
Dick the Bruiser vs Roy McClarty
Joyce Bragg vs Shirley Strimple

2/2/57 Clearwater, FL
Dick The Bruiser beat Wilbur Snyder

2/5/57 New Haven, CT @ Arena
Antonino Rocca beat Dick The Bruiser 2/3
Att: 3,771, Gate: $7,301

2/6/57 St. Petersburg, FL @ Gamble Armory
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Ray Villmer 2/3
Ike Eakins ddq Dick the Bruiser
George Drake beat Fred Atkins dq
referee Jack Bence

2/8/57 Miami Beach, FL @ Auditorium
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Buddy Rogers
Dick The Bruiser vs Pedro Godoy
Don Leo Jonathan vs Fred Atkins

2/15/57 Miami Beach, FL @ Auditorium
NWA Champion Lou Thesz vs Dick The Bruiser 2/3
plus a match between two men
and a match between two women

2/20/57 Madison, WI @ Dane County Fairgrounds Arena
US Champion Hans Schmidt beat Boris Volkoff
Dick the Bruiser no contest Nicoli Volkoff
Billy Goelz beat Tom Zacharis
Caroline Bennett beat Baby Doe (midget women)
Note: Schmidt lost the US Title to Wilbur Snyder the night before in Chicago.

2/21/57 Washington, DC
Antonino Rocca & Jackie Nichols beat Dick Afflis & Skull Murphy when Afflis & Murphy were dq'ed by referee Harry Smythe for choking Rocca in the 3rd fall
Ricki Starr beat Cowboy Rocky Lee
Carlos Rodriguez beat Len Rossi
Wildman Fargo & Wildman Stevens beat The Mountaineer & Ron Szabo

2/22/57 Philadelphia, PA @ Adelphia AC
Ricki Starr vs Skull Murphy
Buddy Rosen & Charley Robinson vs Kurt Steinke & Bill Hires 2/3
Dick The Bruiser vs Doc Doganero 45:00
Barba Roca? vs George Macricostas

2/26/57 Baltimore, MD
World Tag Team Champions Wildman Fargo & Don Stevens beat Skull Murphy & Ramu Szabo
Dick Afflis beat Arnold Skaaland in 15:00
Chief Big Heart beat Dominic Doganeiro in 14:00
Jackie Nichols  beat The Mountaineer in 20:00
Great Scott beat Len Rossi, utc because of leg injury

2/27/57 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Wladek Kowalski ddq Mr. Moto
Pat O'Connor ddq Mr. Hito
Larry Moquin beat Cowboy Len Hughes dq
Dick Hutton beat Emile Dupre
Dick The Bruiser beat Sam Steamboat

2/28/57 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada @ Auditorium
Mr Hito & Mr Moto beat Gene Kiniski & Wladek Kowalski on a 3rd fall dq
Steamboat will win $1,000 if he can pin Hutton in 20 minutes
Dick Hutton beat Sammy Steamboat in 16:48
Dick The Bruiser beat Larry Moquin via pin in 9:10
Bob Nandor beat Len Hughes in 15:12
Att: “large crowd”, “5,000”

3/5/57 Baltimore, MD @ Coliseum
Dr. Jerry Graham beat Chief Big Heart dq
Antonino Rocca vs Dick Afflis
Brute Bernard vs Great Scott
Len Rossi vs Al Smith
Arnold Skaaland vs Skull Murphy

3/6/57 Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Forum
Handicap Match
Mr. Hito & Mr. Moto beat Wladek Kowalski 2/3
Dick Hutton & Dick the Bruiser drew Edouard Carpentier & Verne Gagne no falls scored
Bob Nandor beat Gene Dubuque dq
Larry Moquin drew Sam Steamboat
promoter: Eddie Quinn

3/7/57 Washington, DC
Ricki Starr vs Karl Von Hess
Dick Afflis vs Big Jim Bernard
Jerry Graham vs Great Scott
Wildman Fargo & Wildman Stevens vs Jackie Nichols & Chief Big Heart
Reyes Rodriguez vs Soldier Barry

3/11/57 NY, NY @ MSG
Argentina Rocca beat Hans Schmidt in 16:56
Ricki Starr beat Dick The Bruiser in 7:25
Great Scott drew Chief Big Heart 20:00
Wildman Fargo & Don Stevens beat Miguel Perez & Reyes Rodriguez 2/3 in 21:41
Dr Jerry Graham beat Cowboy Rocky Lee in 8:37
Skull Murphy & Karl Von Hess beat Jackie Nichols & Len Rossi
Jim Bernard beat Arnold Skaaland in 11:55
Att: 19,995 Gate: $62,565

3/13/57 Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Forum
Dick Hutton & Dick The Bruiser & Wladek Killer Kowalski ddq Pat O'Connor & Edouard Carpentier & Verne Gagne in 3rd fall
1 Bruiser pinned Gagne
2 Gagne beat Bruiser with a sleeper hold
3 All six men were dq'ed
Larry Moquin beat Mr. Hito dq
Mr. Moto beat Sam Steamboat
Cowboy Len Hughes beat Gene Dubuque dq
promoter: Eddie Quinn
referee: Jimmy Orlando
Att: 10,000 fans
Notes: Fans threw objects into the ring in protest of the mayhem in the main event. The Montreal Star noted that referee Jimmy Orlando was “making his first start as an official after a long absence.”

3/14/57 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada @ Auditorium
Judo vs Wrestling, Referee: Joe Gollob
Mr Hito & Mr Moto ddq Verne Gagne & Edouard Carpentier in 3rd fall
1 Mr Hito pinned Carpentier in 13:11 to win judo fall
2 Carpentier beat Mr Hito in 10:03 with an upside-down neck scissors to win the wrestling fall
3 All 4 men were dq'ed at the 6 minute mark of the 3rd fall
Referee Ed Creatcmann
Dick The Bruiser beat Gene Dubuque in 8:21 and beat up referee Ed Creachmann after the match. Ed Creachmann reportedly was taken to Civic Hospital with a leg injury.
Dick Hutton beat Len Hughes in 10:07
Bob Nandor drew Sam Steamboat 20:00

3/16/57 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Gardens
Verne Gagne beat Joe Tomasso 2-0
1 Gagne beat Tomasso in 18:11
2 Gagne beat Tomasso in 9:16
Dick The Bruiser beat John Swenski 2-0
1 Bruiser beat Swenski in 15:25
2 Bruiser beat Swenski in 5:02
Billy Goelz beat Jerry Gordet in 19:58
Emile DuPre beat Zack Malkov in 16:25
Rose Roman & Laura Martinez beat Ramone TeSelle & Lisa Koch 2/3

3/18/57 Fort Wayne, IN @ Coliseum
Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski beat Angelo Poffo & Dick The Bruiser
Hans Hermann beat Carl Engstrom
Jerry Gordet beat Tom Zaharias
Baby Doe drew Caroline Bennett

3/20/57 Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Forum
Wladek Killer Kowalski & Dick The Bruiser ddq Mr. Hito & Mr. Moto in 3rd fall
Larry Moquin beat Gene Dubuque dq
Cowboy Len Hughes drew Bob Nandor
Manuel Cortez beat Sam Steamboat
promoter: Eddie Quinn
Note: Manuel Cortez was back in Montreal after a “swing through Texas.”

3/26/57 Syracuse, NY @ War Memorial Auditorium
Referee Joe Abraham
Antonino Rocca & Verne Gagne beat Hans Schmidt & Tarzan Kowalski on a 3rd fall COR
Pat O'Connor beat Mike Gallagher with a reverse cradle hold in 21:25
Dick The Bruiser beat Steve Stanlee in 16:23
Doc Gallagher beat Harry Lewis in 14:24
Att: "more than 5,000 roaring fans watching", "official paid attendance was 4,962 and passes brought the figure well over the 5,000 mark"

3/27/57 Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Forum
Chicken Wire Surrounds the Ring
Wladek Kowalski & Dick The Bruiser beat Mr. Hito & Mr. Moto 2/3
Edouard Carpentier beat Lee Henning
Gene Dubuque drew Manuel Cortez 30:00
Larry Moquin beat John Swenski
promoter: Eddie Quinn
referees: Ray Belec, Jimmy Orlando

3/28/57 Washington, DC
Wildman Fargo & Wildman Stevens beat Aldo Venturi & Jackie Nichols
Oyama Kato beat Big Jim Bernard
Dick Afflis beat Jackie Wilson
Cowboy Rocky Lee beat Jesse James
Jerry Graham beat Chief Big Heart

3/29/57 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Hans Schmidt beat Edouard Carpentier
Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski beat Angelo Poffo & Bronco Lubich (sub Dick The Bruiser)
Nicoli Volkoff beat Carl Engstrom
Rose Roman beat Kathy Starr
Bill Melby drew Emile DuPre

3/30/57 NY, NY @ MSG
Argentina Rocca & Miguel Perez beat Wildman Fargo & Don Stevens 2/3 in 31:43 to win World Tag Title
Ricki Starr beat Paul Bunyan in 3:55
Dick The Bruiser beat Karl Von Hess dq in 9:37
Gino Garibaldi drew Cowboy Rocky Lee 20:00 but was awarded the referee's decision
Chief Big Heart drew Skull Murphy 15:00 but was awarded the referee's decision
Oyama Kato beat Jackie Wilson
Retes Rodriguez beat Harry Lewis in 12:52
Att: 20,125 Gate: $60,000+
Note: The World Tag Title was abandoned a short time later.

4/2/57 Hammond, IN @ Civic Center
Dick the Bruiser & Hans Schmidt vs World Tag Team Champions Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff
Reggie Lisowski vs Jerry Gordet
Edouard Carpentier vs Don DeCortez

4/3/57 Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Forum
Dick The Bruiser beat Edouard Carpentier 2/3
Mr. Moto & Mr. Hito beat Larry Moquin & Manuel Cortez
Bob Nandor beat John Swenski
Cowboy Len Hughes drew Lionel Baillargeon 20:00
promoter: Eddie Quinn
referee: Sammy Mack
Note: During the third fall of the main event, the referee was knocked out and couldn’t see Carpentier on top, but when he revieved, he saw Bruiser pinning Carpentier

4/9/57 Hammond, IN @ Civic Center
World Tag Team Champions Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff drew Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski 90:00
Dick the Bruiser vs Hans Hermann
Carl Engstrom vs Larry Williams
Att: 3,600

4/10/57 Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Forum
Special Referee: Jersey Joe Walcott
Edouard Carpentier beat Dick The Bruiser on a 3rd fall COR
Yvon Robert beat Mr. Moto dq
Mr. Hito beat Rocky Brown
Cowboy Len Hughes drew Manuel Cortez 20:00
promoter: Eddie Quinn

4/11/57 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada @ Auditorium
Bill Miller & Ed Miller beat Dick The Bruiser & Wladek Killer Kowalski on a 3rd fall dq
1 Bruiser & Kowalski won
2 Bill Miller & Ed Miller won in 4:00
3 Bruiser & Kowalski were dq'ed in 8:28
Doc Gallagher dcor Tim Geohagen in 14:28
Johnny Durand beat Ted Germaine in 10:25
Rocky Brown drew Lionel Baillargeon 20:00
Att: "before 2,000 fans"

4/16/57 Hammond, IN @ Civic Center
Grudge Match
Dick the Bruiser vs Angelo Poffo
Boris Volkoff vs Emil Dupre
Bozo Brown vs Jerry Gordet
Rose Roman vs Ada Ash

4/17/57 Racine, WI @ Memorial Hall
Special Referee: Joe Louis
Hans Schmidt beat Dick The Bruiser (sub Edouard Carpentier) on a 3rd fall COR
1 Schmidt beat Bruiser with a backbreaker
2 Bruiser beat Schmidt
3 Bruiser was counted out of the ring
Gino Angelo & Zack Malkov beat Larry Williams & Don Pollack 2/3
Ramona TeSelle beat Laura Martinez
Promoter: Einar Olsen
Att: "capacity crowd"

4/18/57 Milwaukee, WI @ South Side Armory
Dick The Bruiser no contest Bill Melby
Bill Melby beat Gino Angelo
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat Emile Dupre & Bill Fletcher

4/24/57 Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Forum
Gene Kiniski beat Yvon Robert 2/3
After the match, Kiniski continued to beat Robert, inciting a near riot. Police had to protect Kiniski to the dressing room.
Johnny Rougeau beat Mr. Moto
Jack Pesek beat Dick the Bruiser dq
Timothy Geohagen beat Mr. Hito
Dick Beyer drew Lee Henning
promoter: Eddie Quinn
Notes: It was said to be Gene Kiniski’s debut at the Forum, and had “blossomed in Toronto” six months earlier. He “recently earned an unprecedented $500 fine and a one-month’s suspension for undue roughness in a Toronto ring,” according to the Montreal Star. He had “grossed something like $30,000 during the past few months after selling out Maple Leaf Gardens on several occasions.” Johnny Rougeau had wrestled in the United States for the last six months. Jack Pesek was the son of John Pesek.

4/25/57 Washington DC
No Time limit
Antonino Rocca vs Jerry Graham
Karl Von Hess & Skull Murphy vs Chief Big Heart & Gene Dubuque
Roy Shire vs Jackie Nichols
Dick Afflis vs Lou Klein
midget tag team bout

4/26/57 Chicago, IL @ International Ampitheatre
Verne Gagne & Edouard Carpentier beat Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski 1-0 60:00
1 Carpentier pinned Stan in 56:00
2 The 60 minute time limit expired before either team could score another fall
Wilbur Snyder beat Dick the Bruiser dq
Angelo Poffo beat Jerry Christy in 9:27
Sheik of Araby drew Bill Melby 30:00
Caroline Bennett beat Baby Doe in 7:18
Billy Goelz beat Zack Malkov in 20:04
promoter: Fred Kohler
Att: 9,130 fans, gate: $23,642.44

4/27/57 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
US Tag Team Champions Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat Verne Gagne & Edouard Carpentier
Penalty Belt Match
Midwest Champion Bill Melby beat Angelo Poffo
Dick The Bruiser beat Sheik of Araby
Caroline Bennett beat Baby Doe
att: 7,066 SRO

5/1/57 Augusta, GA @ Bell Auditorium
Guy LaRose vs Dick the Bruiser
Caroline Bennett vs Baby Doe
Promoter: Tom Mahoney

5/3/57 Atlanta, GA @ Atlanta Municipal Auditorium
Don McIntyre beat Kurt Von Brawner to win Southern Heavyweight Title
Caroline Bennett beat Baby Doe
Guy LaRose vs Dick the Bruiser
Nick Roberts vs Great Mitsu
Promoter: Paul Jones

5/4/57 Rome, GA @ Rome Memorial Gymnasium
Caroline Bennett vs Baby Doe
Dick The Bruiser vs Red McIntyre
Promoter: Paul Jones

5/9/57 Washington, DC
Antonino Rocca vs Skull Murphy
Dick Afflis vs Gene Dubuque
Czaya Nandor vs Oyama Kato
Roy Shire vs Reyes Rodriguez
Jerry Graham vs Chief Big Heart

5/11/57 New Haven, CT @ Arena
Antonino Rocca vs Dr. Jerry Graham
Ricki Starr vs Dick "the Bruiser" Afflis
Professor Roy Shire & Oyama Kato vs Jackie Nichols & Chief Big Heart
Czaya Nandor vs Harry Lewis
Bobby Wallace vs Miguel Perez

5/13/57 NY, NY @ MSG
Argentina Rocca & Miguel Perez beat Dick The Bruiser & Karl Von Hess 2/3 in 37:54
Ricki Starr beat Great Scott in 7:58
Dr. Jerry Graham & Roy Shire beat Greg Jarque & Jackie Nichols (subs for Wildman Fargo & Don Stevens) 2/3 in 32:52
Eric Von Hess beat Chief Big Heart in 12:55
Larry Hamilton beat Oyama Kato in 9:13
Bob Nandor beat Gino Garibaldi in 15:02
Skull Murphy beat Miguel Torres in 12:55
Att: 15,542, Gate: $42,419.20

5/17/57 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
Argentina Rocca beat Dick the Bruiser
George Drake drew Kurt Von Brawner
Al Massey drew Al Galento
Nick Roberts beat Babe Zaharias
Promoter: Paul Jones

5/25/57 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Gardens
Hans Schmidt & Dick The Bruiser beat Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski on a 3rd fall dq
1 Lisowskis won in 10:12
2 Schmidt & Bruiser in 11:03
3 The Lisowskis were dq'ed after 8:35 of the 3rd fall
Note: Taken from the Reggie "The Crusher" Lisowski Record Book published by George Lentz. George might have the complete card.

6/1/57 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Gardens
Dick the Bruiser beat Wilbur Snyder 3/3 to win the United States Heavyweight Title
1 Bruiser beat Snyder in 8:32
2 Snyder beat Bruiser in 7:05
3 Bruiser beat Snyder in 4:46
Sharon Lass beat Corrine Cordero 2/3
Sheik of Araby beat Jerry Christy
Angelo Poffo beat Billy Goelz
Pedro Godoy beat Zack Malkov
promoter: Fred Kohler
Note: In the Saturday, June 1, 1957 preview in the Chicago Daily Tribune, it specifically stated that Snyder was defending his United States Title against Bruiser.

6/5/57 Madison, WI @ Breese Stevens Field
Two Referees
Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski & Dick The Bruiser beat Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff & Sheik of Araby 2/3
1 The Volkoff & Sheik won
2 The Lisowskis & Bruiser won
3 The Lisowskis & Bruiser won
Billy Goelz beat Bronko Lubich 2/3
1 Goelz beat Lubich by submission.
2 Lubich beat Goelz by submission
3 Goelz pinned Lubich
Gino Angelo beat Jerry Gordet

6/8/57 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Arena
Dick the Bruiser dcor Wilbur Snyder in 3rd fall
1 Snyder beat Bruiser in 1:30
2 Bruiser beat Snyder in 10:10
3 Both men were counted out of the ring in 11:18
The Sheik of Araby beat Pedro Godoy
Jerry Christy beat Johnny Kace
Pete Kovac beat Don Cortez
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat Bozo Brown & Zack Malkov 2-0
promoter: Fred Kohler

6/12/57 Madison, WI @ Breese Stevens Field
Dick the Bruiser beat Angelo Poffo 2/3
Bill Melby & Jerry Christy beat Gino Angelo & Bozo Brown
Pedro Godoy drew The Sheik of Araby 30:00
Referee: Billy Schmae

6/13/57 Indianapolis, IN @ Midget Speedway
Wrestling Tournament
Wilbur Snyder beat Dick Afflis in the tournament final
Dick Afflis beat Bobby Managoff
Wilbur Snyder beat Stu Gibson
Bobby Managoff beat Lou Plummer
Dick Afflis beat Red Lyons
Stu Gibson beat Ian Campbell
Wilbur Snyder beat The Sheik of Araby
(matchmaker:  Dick Patton)
Note: The winner of the tournament was to meet NWA World Champion Lou Thesz next Thursday night.

6/15/57 Fort Wayne, IN @ Coliseum
Dick The Bruiser beat Mahmut Yodsef (sub Wilbur Snyder)
Farmer Don Marlin beat Maurice Roberre
Jerry Christy & Jack Allen beat Gino Angelo & Zack Malkov

6/19/57 Madison, WI @ Breese Stevens Field
Hans Schmidt beat Dick the Bruiser 2/3
Little Red Feather (sub Tiny Tim) beat Pee Wee James via pin in 19:00
Larry Chene & Pedro Godoy beat Jack Wilson & Danny Ferrazza 2-0

6/20/57 Indianapolis, IN @ Midget Speedway
Wilbur Snyder beat Dick “Bruiser” Afflis (sub Lou Thesz) on a 3rd fall dq
American Tag Team Champions Stu Gibson & Lou Plummer drew Bill Longson & Bobby Managoff when the time limit expired in the 3rd fall
The Sheik of Araby beat Ian Campbell with a  sleeper hold in 11:00
matchmaker: Dick Patton
referee: Connie Marker
Notes: Thesz was in local promotions to appear and defend his world title against Snyder up through the day of the show. The report in the June 21 Indianapolis Star stated that Thesz was “hospitalized Wednesday night in Evansville after suffering head injuries in a match there. Physicians yesterday sent Thesz to his home in St. Louis to recuperate and his bookings for the next week were cancelled.” Also, the paper said “the Indiana State Athletic Commission yesterday suspsended Thesz until he can pass a physical exam.” Afflis was initially booked to wrestle Longson and Stu Gibson was to take on Bobby Managoff in singles matches. Ian Campbell was to wrestle Lou Plummer. Sheik was not booked to appear.

6/22/57 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Arena
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat Larry Chene & Roy McClarty 2/3
1 The Volkoffs won in 13:18
2 Chene & McClarty won in 8:14
3 Volkoffs won in 5:13
Pat O’Connor beat Aldo Bogni in 15:50
Dick the Bruiser beat Don Cortez in 12:13
Luis Martinez beat Jerry Christy in 21:30
Billy Goelz drew Danno McDonald 30:00

6/26/57 Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Forum
Edouard Carpentier & Andre Bollet ddq Tosh Togo & Great Togo in 3rd fall
The Togos had to fight their way out through the angry crowd, and were followed to their dressing room.
Johnny Rougeau beat Dick The Bruiser
Mike Paidousis drew Manuel Cortez
Joe Christie drew Bob Nandor
promoter: Eddie Quinn
referee: Sammy Mack
Att: 9,000+ fans

On Saturday, June 29, 1957, wrestling in Chicago appeared on channel 5 at 11:00. Dick the Bruiser wrestled Bill Melby and Art Neilson wrestled Bobby Nelson.

7/2/57 Menasha
Wilbur Snyder beat Dick The Bruiser dq

7/4/57 Milwaukee, WI @ South Side Armory
Dick The Bruiser beat Angelo Poffo
Larry Chene beat Stan Lisowski dq
Pedro Godoy & Luis Martinez beat Sheik of Araby & Gino Angelo

7/10/57 Fond Du Lac, WI @ Cow Palace
Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski & Dick The Bruiser beat Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff & Gypsy Joe  2/3 (sub Sheik of Araby)
1 Volkoffs & Joe won
2 Lisowskis & Bruiser won
3 Lisowskis & Bruiser won
Luis Martinez beat Don DeCortez 2/3 in 40:00
Referee: Zack Malkov

7/12/57 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Edouard Carpentier beat Dick the Bruiser Afflis
Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski beat Wilbur Snyder & Bill Melby (sub Verne Gagne)
Pedro Godoy beat Legs Langevin
Sheik of Araby beat Gino Angelo
Rose Roman beat Ada Ash

7/17/57 Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Delorimer Stadium
Killer Kowalski beat Gene Kiniski 2/3 to win Montreal World Title
Kiniski argued with referee Mike Mazurki.
Tosh Togo & Great Togo ddq Ernie Dusek & Emil Dusek
Yvon Robert beat Mike Paidousis
Andre Bollet drew Dick the Bruiser
Manuel Cortez beat Frank Valois dq
promoter: Eddie Quinn
referee: Mike Mazurki
att: 21,851
Notes: The Montreal Star on Saturday, July 13, 1957 mentioned that Wladek Kowalski tore Yukon Eric’s ear off with his knee-drop, and reportedly put “Stan Holleck of Detroit” out of the business with a “displaced neck vertebrae.” Quinn expected an attendance of 20,000 going into the event, and was successful in building the show into a summer happening.

7/24/57 Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Delormier Stadium
Special Referee: Yvon Robert
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Edouard Carpentier on a 3rd fall dq when Carpentier hit referee Yvon Robert.
Thesz used the ropes to protect his injured back.
Gene Kiniski beat Mike Mazurki in 12:23
Dick the Bruiser beat Billy Red Lyons
Andre Bollet & Paul Baillargeon beat Ernie Dusek & Emil Dusek
The Duseks argued after the loss.
Don Lutz beat Joe Christie
Larry Moquin beat Bob Legs Langevin
att: 15,931
promoter: Eddie Quinn
Notes: The Montreal Star reported that 10 days earlier, Thesz was in Fairbanks, Alaska, where he wrestled Sandor Szabo. It was the only match on the bill, drew a $20,000 gate, and he personally earned $5,000. He was said to have arrived in Montreal from Houston and was called “the most-travelled (sic) fellow in the business.” While making his way to Quebec, Thesz lost his luggage, somewhere between Dallas and Toronto, it was said, and had to find replacement wrestling gear. After the bout, Carpentier was quoted as saying that he shouldn’t lose his title because of the DQ and that he “thought Thesz acted miserably.” There was some confusion in the local Montreal press if Thesz had regained the NWA championship or if Carpentier retained on the technicality. NWA President Sam Muchnick ruled on the situation, saying that because of the DQ, Carpentier retained his National Wrestling Alliance backing. Bruiser was also booked in Madison, Wisconsin that night against Wilbur Snyder. Boris Volkoff took Bruiser's placeand lost to Snyder.

7/25/57 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada @ Auditorium
Great Togo & Tosh Togo ddq Andre Bollet & Edouard Carpentier in 3rd fall
Yvon Robert beat Dick The Bruiser COR in 7:28
Don Lutz beat Gypsy Joe in 11:00
Eddie Auger drew Bob Legs Langevin 20:00

7/27/57 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
NWA Champion Edouard Carpentier drew Antonino Rocca
US TV Champion Wilbur Snyder beat Dick The Bruiser dq
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat Pedro Godoy & Luis Martinez
Bill Melby beat Danno McDonald
att: 7,069 SRO

8/3/57 Angola, IN @ Buck Lake Ranch
Dick the Bruiser & Hans Schmidt Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff
Stan Lisowski vs Jack Allen
Pedro Godoy vs Jack Wilson

8/8/57 Denver, CO @ Auditorium Arena
Dick the Bruiser beat Great Bolo on a 3rd fall dq
1 Bruiser beat Bolo in 8:50
2 Bolo beat Bolo in 3:13
3 Bolo was dq'ed
Bob Elliott drew Jerry Woods when the 40 minute time limit exoired in the 3rd fall
Doll Paige bear Gypsy Rose 2/3
Elias Garcia beat Durango in 7:13
Tito Carreon drew El Diablo 15:00
promoter: Mike London
referee: Leo Bahl
Att: 2,000 fans

8/9/57 Miami Beach, FL @ Auditorium
Dick the Bruiser vs Whitey Whittler
Leo Wallach vs Ramon Cerna (likely Ramon Cernandes?)
Don Pollack vs Jerry Christy

8/16/57 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
NWA Champion Edouard Carpentier drew Lou Thesz when the 60 minute time limit expired in the 3rd fall
1 Carpentier beat Thesz in 33:28
2 Thesz beat Carpentier in 16:04
3 The 60 minute time limit expired before either man could score another fall
Hans Schmidt beat Sheik of Araby in 10:40
Dick the Bruiser beat Larry Chene in 11:45
Pat O'Connor beat Bob Legs Langevin in 14:30
Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski beat Pedro Godoy & Luis Martinez 2/3
promoter: Fred Kohler
referee: Jack Dempsey
Att: 8,237 fans

8/20/57 Hodgkins, IL @ Mance Park Speedway
Dick The Bruiser vs Hans Schmidt
Barbara Baker & Rose Roman vs Ramona Teselle & Corrine Cordero
Larry Chene vs Danno McDonald

8/21/57 Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Delormier Stadium
Special Referee: Jersey Joe Walcott
Gene Kiniski & Killer Kowalski beat Edouard Carpentier & Andre Bollet 2/3
Yvon Robert beat Emil Dusek
Don Lutz beat Ernie Dusek dq
Dick The Bruiser beat Billy Red Lyons
Manuel Cortez drew Maurice Vachon
promoter: Eddie Quinn
Referee: Jack Sharkey
att: 13,761
Notes: Jersey Joe Walcott was expected to arrive in Montreal on Wednesday, August 21 after working in the camp of Sugar Ray Robinson. Last night, he was in London, Ontario. This marked the final outdoor show of the season.

8/22/57 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada @ Auditorium
Referee Jack Sharkey
Don Lutz & Andre Bollet beat Great Togo & Tosh Togo on a 3rd fall dq
Dick The Bruiser beat Maurice LaPointe via pin in 16:00 after a series of piledrivers
Paul Baillargeon beat Vincent Lopez in 10:00 with a swinging full nelson
Gerry Turenne drew Gerald Dugas 20:00
Att: "2,500 fans"

8/28/57 Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Forum
Edouard Carpentier & Andre Bollet beat Gene Kiniski & Killer Kowalski on a 3rd fall dq
Dick the Bruiser beat Don Lutz in 18:00
Don Eagle beat Bob Legs Langevin
Larry Moquin beat Vincent Lopez
Frank Valois beat Mike Paidousis
att: 11,000

8/29/57 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada @ Auditorium
Referee Art LeGrand
Wladek Killer Kowalski ddq Dick The Bruiser in 3rd fall
1 Bruiser beat Kowalski in 12:54
2 Kowalski beat Bruiser in 7:28
3 Both men were dq'ed
Cowboy Bob Bradley & Tito Infante beat Pee Wee James & Tiny Roe in 21:00
Don Lutz beat Emile Dusek in 14:11
Ernie Dusek drew Manuel Cortez 20:00
Att: "2,000 mat addicts"

9/4/57 Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Forum
Wladek Kowalski & Gene Kiniski beat Tosh Togo & Great Togo 2-0
Bobby Managoff drew Dick The Bruiser
Larry Moquin beat Ernie Dusek dq
Don Lutz drew Emil Dusek
Paul Baillargeon beat Mike Paidousis
promoter: Eddie Quinn
Att: 9,000 fans
Notes: The Montreal Star estimated that Gene Kiniski was going to make $75,000 “or more” this year. He was reportedly the biggest attraction in Toronto in years.

9/5/57 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada @ Auditorium
Chicken Wire Fence Match
Wladek Killer Kowalski ddq Dick The Bruiser in 3rd fall
1 Kowalski pinned Bruiser in 6:15 after a body slam
2 Bruiser beat Kowalski in 7:00
3 Both wrestlers were dq'ed for fighting outside the ring
Bobby Managoff beat Tiger Tasker (sub Lee Henning) in 13:14
Paul Baillargeon beat Joe Christie dq in 18:00
Larry Moquin beat Mike Paidousis with a reverse full nelson in 15:27
Att: "close to 3,000 wrestling fanatics"

9/11/57 Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Forum
NWA Champion Edouard Carpentier beat Gene Kiniski on a 3rd fall walkaway COR Kiniski initially won the third fall, but it was found out that he had used the bottom rope for leverage.
The match continued, but Kiniski left the ring and refused to return.
Bobby Managoff beat Frank Valois in 14:00
Dick The Bruiser beat Don Lutz
Andre Bollet beat Joe Christie
Bob Legs Langevin drew Manuel Cortez
promoter: Eddie Quinn
referee: Danny Murray

9/12/57 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada @ Auditorium
Dick The Bruiser beat Bobby Managoff 2/3
1 Bruiser beat Managoff with an “upside down bear hug” in 8:47
2 Managoff beat Bruiser in 7:55
3 Bruiser pinned Managoff in 4:10
Joe Christie beat Don Lutz in 14:10
Billy Red Lyons beat Gypsy Joe dq in 9:00
Eddie Auger drew Al Korman 20:00
Att: “some 2,000 angry fans”

9/16/57 NY, NY @ MSG
Argentina Rocca curfew draw Edouard Carpentier 40:00
Ricki Starr beat Karl Von Hess dq in 5:15
Miguel Perez beat Larry Hamilton in 12:27
Dr. Jerry Graham & Roy Shire drew Mark Lewin & Donn Lewin when the 30 minute time limit expired in the 3rd fall
Dick The Bruiser beat Larry Moquin in 9:47
Eduardo Castillo beat Eric Von Hess in 5:10
Danny McShain drew Rey Urbano 10:00
Killer Kowalski vs Chief Big Heart
Felix Lamban vs Sandor Kovacs
Note: The last two matches did not take place due to the length of the main event.

9/18/57 Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Forum
NWA Champion Edouard Carpentier no contest Dick The Bruiser in 3rd fall
seven wrestlers had to pry Bruiser off Carpentier
Don Eagle beat Al Korman
Bobby Managoff beat Billy Red Lyons
Johnny Rougeau beat Bob Legs Langevin
Larry Moquin beat Gypsy Joe
promoter: Eddie Quinn

9/19/57 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada @ Auditorium
No Time Limit, Referee Art LeGrand
Bobby Managoff beat Dick The Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
1 Managoff beat Bruiser in 12:21
2 Bruiser beat Managoff in 4:10
3 Bruiser was dq'ed in 21 seconds after he reportedly scooped sand off the arena floor and tossed the sand into the eyes of Managoff and referee Legrand
Yvon Robert beat Al Korman in 9:21
Johnny Rougeau beat Joe Christie in 7:40
Eddie Auger drew Emile DuPre
Att: "some 2,000 furious mat enthusiasts"

9/21/57 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
Verne Gagne & Wilbur Snyder beat Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff
Pat O'Connor beat Angelo Poffo
Larry Chene beat Gino Angelo
Don Leo Jonathan no contest Dick The Bruiser
att: 6,723

9/25/57 Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Forum
Killer Kowalski & Dick The Bruiser beat Pat O'Connor & Bobby Managoff on a 3rd fall COR
During the third fall, Kowalski came out alone, saying that Bruiser was injured. Bruiser ran out and attacked O’Connor outside the ring, leading to the finish.
Johnny Rougeau dcor Tarzan Zorra
Manuel Cortez beat Al Korman
Joe Christie drew Billy Red Lyons
promoter: Eddie Quinn
Notes: Kowalski returned to Montreal from time in California. He said he had a “two week holiday.” Tarzan Zorra reportedly gained his “first fame in North Africa, has since been in Europe, Australia and Thailand.” The Montreal Star indicated that Johnny Rougeau was “pointing to become the successor to Yvon Robert.”

10/2/57 Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Forum
NWA Champion Edouard Carpentier beat Gene Kiniski when the referee halted action during the third fall because Kiniski “could no longer defend himself”
Dick The Bruiser dcor Bobby Managoff
Tarzan Zorra drew Andre Bollet 20:00
Johnny Rougeau beat Joe Christie
Emile Dupre beat Bob Legs Langevin
promoter: Eddie Quinn
referee: Danny Murray

10/3/57 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada @ Auditorium
Edouard Carpentier beat Dick The Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
1 Bruiser beat Carpentier with a reverse back stretch in 10:57
2 Carpentier beat Bruiser in 3:50
3 Bruiser was dq'ed in 3:00
Tarzan Zorra beat Bobby Managoff dq in 16:10 when Bobby slugged the referee
Yvon Robert beat Frank Valois in 10:27
Eddie Auger drew Bob Legs Langevin 20:00
Att: “Well over 3,000 wrestling addicts”

10/9/57 Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Forum
Killer Kowalski & Dick Afflis beat Pat O'Connor & Bobby Managoff 2/3
Managoff initially won the third fall over Bruiser, but was disqualified after he pushed the referee and continued to attack his opponent.
Bruiser carried a small table into the ring, but Managoff grabbed it.
The newspaper reported that this melee continued for 10 minutes.
Manuel Cortez beat Gene Dubuque
Tarzan Zorra beat Frank Valois
Ovila Asselin drew Eddie Auger
Larry Moquin drew Jim Bernard
promoter: Eddie Quinn
referees: Ray Belec, Barney Tucker
Notes: The main event was staged at 9:00, reportedly the earliest a main event had ever been staged in Montreal. Television began at 10:00, which was changed from 9:00.

10/10/57 Washington DC
Antonino Rocca beat Skull Murphy COR 17:00
Tarzan Kowalski beat Luis Martinez
Dick Afflis beat Aldo Venturi
Yukon Eric beat Soldier Barry via pin
Danny McShain beat Luis Martinez

10/15/57 NY, NY @ MSG
Argentina Rocca & Miguel Perez beat Killer Kowalski & Dick The Bruiser 2-0, 1st fall by dq
Yukon Eric beat Skull Murphy in 11:26
Danny McShain beat Donn Lewin in 12:42
Dr. Jerry Graham & Roy Shire beat Luis Martinez & Eduardo Castillo 2/3 in 33:12
Ludvig Von Krupp beat Cowboy Rocky Lee in 6:09
Paul Berger beat Rey Urbano in 9:08

10/16/57 Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Forum
Pat O'Connor & Bobby Managoff beat Killer Kowalski & Dick The Bruiser 2/3
Johnny Rougeau beat Gene Dubuque
Mariano Califfa drew Maurice Vachon
Tarzan Zorra beat Emile Dupre
Mighty Ursus beat Manuel Cortez in 17:00
promoter: Eddie Quinn
referee: Jersey Joe Walcott
Att: 7,000 fans

10/17/57 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada @ Auditorium
Special Referee: Jersey Joe Walcott
Bobby Managoff & Yvon Robert vs Dick The Bruiser & Wladek Kowalski 2/3
Tarzan Zorro vs Manuel Cortez
Mighty Ursus vs Frank Valois
Jim Bernard vs Johnny Rougeau

10/25/57 Moline, IL @ Wharton Field House
Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski vs Dick The Bruiser & Don McClarty
Notes: Card canceled due to flu epidemic. Note: Taken from the Reggie "The Crusher" Lisowski Record Book published by George Lentz. George might have the complete card.

10/26/57 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
Penalty Belt Match
Don Leo Jonathan beat Verne Gagne
Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski beat Larry Chene & Carl Engstrom
Wilbur Snyder & Dick The Bruiser beat Angelo Poffo & Bronko Lubich
Mae Weston beat Rose Roman
att: 5,289

10/30/57 Madison, WI @ Dane County Fairgrounds Arena
6 Man Battle Royal opened the card and determined the night's bouts
Tony Silipini beat Dick the Bruiser dq after Bruiser won the first fall
Billy Goelz beat Angelo Poffo when Bronko Lubich hit Goelz with a cane
Bobby Managoff beat Gino Angelo via pin
US Women's Champion Barbara Baker vs Sharon Lass
Referee: Einar Olsen.
Note: Tony Silipini and Angelo Poffo were subs for The Sheik of Araby and Larry Chene

11/6/57 Benton Harbor, MI @ Armory
US Champion Wilbur Snyder beat Dick the Bruiser on a reverse decision 3rd fall dq
1 Snyder beat Bruiser with an abdominal twist in 10:00
2 Bruiser beat Snyder with a piledriver.
3 Snyder could not continue; Bruiser was declared the winner, but then was disqualified by referee Frank Scoma when Bruiser tried to continue
Tony Sillipini beat Gino Angelo 2-0
Doug Lindsey (sub Bad Boy Joe) no decision Johnny Gilbert when both wrestlers were KO'ed after colliding

11/7/57 Denver, CO @ Auditorium Arena
United States Champion Verne Gagne beat Rip Rogers 2/3
1 Rogers beat Gagne in 10:08
2 Gagne beat Rogers in 5:20
3 Gagne beat Rogers in 6:43
Rogers was billed as the Southwest Champion
Bob Elliott beat Dick the Bruiser 2/3 utc
1 Bruiser beat Elliott in 15:17
2 Elliott beat Bruiser in 40 seconds
3 Bruiser was unable to continue due to a injured back
Jim Wright beat Jerry Woods in 22:50
Juan Garcia drew Danno McDonald 20:00
promoter: Mike London
Att: 2,600 fans

11/9/57 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Arena
Dick The Bruiser & Angelo Poffo beat Wilbur Snyder & Bobby Managoff

11/12/57 Hammond, IN @ Civic Center
Dick the Bruiser vs Bobby Managoff
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff vs Pedro Godoy & Alberto Godoy
The Sheik vs George Drake

11/13/57 Benton Harbor, MI @ Armory
US Champion Wilbur Snyder vs Dick the Bruiser
Tony Sillipini vs George Drake
Lou Eisenhart & Tim Hampton vs Dave Moore & Roy Greenlee
Note: November 14 paper is missing.

11/14/57 Indianapolis, IN @ The Armory
Wilbur Snyder beat Dick Afflis on a 3rd fall dq
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat George Drake & Carl Engstrom 2/3
Bobby Managoff beat Gino Angelo in 15:00
matchmaker: Dick Patton
referee: Connie Marker
Notes: The local press built up the Snyder-Afflis match as a bout between ex-football stars. “Snyder did his grid chores for Utah University before entering Canadian pro ball, while Afflis, a former Shortridge athlete, starred with Purdue, Nevada, and the pro Green Bay Packers.”

11/19/57 NY, NY @ MSG
Argentina Rocca & Edouard Carpentier beat Dick The Bruiser & Dr. Jerry Graham (sub Killer Kowalski)
Miguel Perez beat Danny McShain utc in 14:38
Pat O'Connor drew Don Eagle 20:00
Ludvig Von Krupp & Karl Von Hess drew Luis Martinez & Edouard Castillo when the time limit expired in the 3rd fall
Skull Murphy beat Great Scott in 11:45
Chief Big Heart beat Paul Berger in 7:30
Felix Lamban (sub Dr. Jerry Graham) beat Legs Langevin in 5:20
Att: 12,987, Gate: $38,153
Note: This was the night of the riot and Bruiser being suspended for life at MSG is a myth. In reality Rocca and Graham were fined $1000 each. Bruiser was fined $500. Carpentier was fined $100.

11/21/57 Indianapolis, IN @ The Armory
penalty belt match, both men were penalized and forced to wear the belt
Wilbur Snyder beat Dick “Bruiser” Afflis on a 3rd fall COR
Billy Two Rivers beat Don DeCortez in 3:00
Bobby Managoff beat The Sheik of Araby dq in 12:00
matchmaker: Dick Patton
referee: Connie Marker
announcer: Ed Smith
Notes: According to the November 21, 1957 edition of the Indianapolis Star, “pro wrestling will unveil a new penalty method at the Armory tonight; The Indiana State Athletic Commission has granted matchmaker Dick Patton the right to give the penelty belt a trial run in tonight’s rematch [between Afflis and Snyder]; The belt can be applied in 30 seconds and is called into play when a contestant commits a major foul.

Once clamped into place, the belt restricts the offending matman to the use of only one arm. First infractions call for a one minute belt penalty.  Subsequent periods are for two and three minutes."

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

11/25/57 Hammond, IN @ Civic Center
Wilbur Snyder & Alberto Godoy & Pedro Godoy vs Dick the Bruiser & Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff
Bobby Managoff vs Angelo Poffo
Bronko Lubich vs Buddy Hack
NOTE: Hammond Fraternal Order of Police Youth benefit show ... This is the organization which a young Dorrance (Dory) Funk served as treasurer during its founding year, 1936

11/27/57 Madison, WI @ Dane County Fairgrounds Arena
Don Leo Jonathan beat Dick the Bruiser 2/3
1 Bruiser beat Jonathan
2 Jonathan beat Bruiser after a Mormon Sycle
3 Jonathan pinned Bruiser
Tony Silipini & Jack Allen (sub Jerry Woods) beat Don DeCortez & The Sheik of Araby (sub Gino Angelo)
Joan Ballard beat Barbara Baker in 14:00
Referee: Einar Olsen

11/28/57 Indianapolis, IN @ The Armory
Dick “Bruiser” Afflis ddq The Sheik of Araby
Nicoli Volkoff beat Bobby Managoff on a 3rd fall COR
Rose Roman beat Ramona TeSelle 2/3 in the finals of a five girl wrestle royal
(number eliminated: Barbara Baker, Sharon Lass, Joan Ballard)
Sharon Lass beat Joan Ballard via pin in 10:00 with an airplane spin
matchmaker: Dick Patton
referee: Harry Burris
Att: 2,200 fans
Notes: Special Thanksgiving show. The five girl wrestle royal was said to be the first in Indianapolis wrestling history.

12/4/57 Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Forum
Johnny Rougeau beat Andre Bollet (sub Edouard Carpentier) 2/3
1 Bollet beat Rougeau
2 Rougeau beat Bollet in 48 seconds
3 Rougeau beat Nollet
Bearcat Wright drew Dick the Bruiser
Manuel Cortez drew Danny McShain
Larry Moquin beat Maurice Vachon dq
Ovila Asselin beat Angelo Savoldi dq
promoter: Eddie Quinn
Note: Edouard Carpentier reportedly was stuck in New York due to bad weather.

12/5/57 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada @ Auditorium
Edouard Carpentier & Andre Bollet vs Danny McShain & Dick The Bruiser 2/3
Bearcat Wright vs Angelo Savoldi 30:00
Manuel Cortez vs Bob Legs Langevin
Ovila Asselin vs Gerry Terenne

12/9/57 NY, NY @ MSG
Argentina Rocca & Miguel Perez beat Dr Jerry Graham & Danny McShain on a 3rd fall dq in 25:19
Killer Kowalski beat Mark Lewin in 5:50
Dick The Bruiser beat Donn Lewin in 9:32
Chieg Big Heart dcor Chris Tolos in in 6:35
Don Eagle drew John Tolos
Roy Shire beat Edouard Castillo in 13:04
Felix Lamban beat Skull Murphy in 12:17
Luis Martinez beat Ludwig Von Krupp in dq in 9:30
Att: 9,264, gate: $24,866.34

12/11/57 Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Forum
Special Referee: Jack Sharkey
Montreal World Champion Killer Kowalski beat Johnny Rougeau
Bearcat Wright drew Dick the Bruiser
Maurice Vachon beat Sandor Kovacs
Larry Moquin ddq Danny McShain
Manuel Cortez beat Angelo Savoldi
promoter: Eddie Quinn
Notes: Bruiser was also scheduled to wrestle Antonino Rocca in Racine, WI that night. Nicoli Volkoff subbed for Bruiser in Racine. It was reported that Kowalski was returning to action after several weeks in the hospital.

12/12/57 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada @ Auditorium
Referee Jack Sharkey
Wladek Kowalski & Dick The Bruiser vs Bearcat Wright & Johnny Rougeau 2/3
Danny McShain vs Sandor Kovacs
Andre Bollet vs Manuel Cortez
Ovila Asselin vs Angelo Savoldi

12/13/57 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Argentina Rocca drew NWA Champion Edouard Carpentier
Dick the Bruiser (sub Don Leo Jonathan) beat Wilbur Snyder to win the United States Heavyweight Title
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat Alberto Godoy & Bobby Managoff
Pat O'Connor beat Bob Legs Langevin
Billy Two Rivers beat Harry Lewis
promoter: Fred Kohler
Att: 6,028 fans, gate: $14,620
Note: According to Wrestling Life magazine and other sources, Bruiser and Snyder traded the U.S. Title on Saturday, December 14, 1957, but that date is wrong.

12/14/57 Omaha, NE @ Civic Auditorium
Verne Gagne beat Dick the Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
1 Gagne beat Bruiser
2 Bruiser beat Gagne with a backbreaker
3 Bruiser was dq'ed for hitting the referee
Bruiser went wild following the decision and Jack Pesek, Ernie Dusek and Thor Hagen ran to the ring to help quelm the fighting
Karl Von Hess beat Joe Hamilton in 15:56
Jack Pesek beat Lou Plummer in 9:20
promoter: Joe Dusek
referee: Tom Novak
Att: 4,165 fans

12/16/57 Hammond, IN @ Civic Center
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff vs Dick the Bruiser & The Sheik
Bobby Managoff vs Gino Angelo
Alberto Godoy vs Jack Wilson

12/18/57 Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Forum
Edouard Carpentier & Bearcat Wright ddq Wladek Kowalski & Danny McShain (sub Dick The Bruiser)
1 McShain pinned Wright
2 Wright pinned McShain
3 Both teams were dq'ed
Andre Bollet ddq Maurice Vachon
Larry Moquin beat Angelo Savoldi
Manuel Cortez drew Bob “Legs” Langevin
promoter: Eddie Quinn
referees: Sammy Mack, Paul Pierard
Att: 4,000+ fans
Note: Dick the Bruiser reportedly was stuck in Chicago

12/19/57 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada @ Auditorium
No Time Limit
NWA Champion Edouard Carpentier vs Danny McShain 2/3
Dick The Bruiser vs Bearcat Wright 2/3
Johnny Rougeau & Manuel Cortez vs Angelo Savoldi & Maurice Vachon
Bob Legs Langevin vs Larry Moquin
Note: Carpentier billed as NWA Champion in advertisement.

12/27/57 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada @ Civic Auditorium
Two Referees Harold Nelson & Red Eakin               
Fabulous Kangaroos Al Costello & Roy Heffernan beat Atomic Blonds Johnny Valentine & Chet Wallick on a 3rd fall dq
1 Heffernan pinned Valentine in 10 seconds. Johnny had been hit with a bommerang before the match began.
2 Valentine pinned Hefferan in 24:00
3 Valentine was dq’ed for net letting Costello back into the ring
Verne Gagne beat Sonny Myers in 20:00 with a Sleeper Hold
Johnny Valentine (sub Bruiser Afflis) beat Thor Hagen via pin in 19:20 after Thor missed a drop kick
Don Leo Jonathan beat Jack Pesek in 18:00 with a backbreaker
Att: “2,500 fans”
Note: The December 28, 1957 edition of the Winnipeg Free Press stated Bruiser "had the flu."

12/28/57 Omaha, NE @ Civic Auditorium
Dick the Bruiser beat Don Leo Jonathan
1 Bruiser beat Jonathan in 14:01
2 Jonathan beat Bruiser
3 Bruiser beat Jonathan
after the match, Jonathan cut his opponent’s head open and Bruiser needed 7 stitches
United States Champion Verne Gagne beat Ernie Dusek in 24:50
Thor Hagen beat Angelo Silipini in 20:15
Bobby Bruns beat Tommy O’Toole in 15:11
promoter: Joe Dusek
announcer: Ed Morgan
att: 5,614 fans, gate: $6,324

Credit to the usual suspects including Don Luce Montreal, Rich Tate and Becky Taylor Georgia, JMK Hammond, George Lentz Wisconsin and Benton Harbor, Tim Hornbaker Indianapolis, Fred Hornby and Scott Teal MSG, Washington DC Ron Witmer and Baltimore Steve Johnson. I found the Ottawa results myself on google news awhile back. There might be more of them.

Note: Corrected some typos and spelling errors.

Note: Added one more card from a Chicago suburb called Hodgkins. Also added some info about Bruiser being double booked on 12/11/57.

Time to move on to 1958.

Note: Added 3 Denver cards from Tim Hornbaker.

Note: Added one Chicago Marigold card from Redman.

Note: Made some more well needed edits.

Note: Added two Miami Beach listings and one partial result from New Haven, CT

Note: Added a bunch of fall listings

Note: Added even more fall listings

Note: Added results to some of the Ottawa lineups

Note: Added multiple listings from George Lentz, JMK and Tim Hornbaker.

Note: Corrected some typos and the like.

Note: Added a few cards and made even more corrections.

Note: Did more edits and added the complete 12/9/57 MSG card.

Note: Added three Florida cards from Kriss.

Note: Added a Rome, GA lineup from Fantasmagori.

Note: Added a few more Ottawa, Ontario, Canada cards.

Note: Added a Chicago card from Fantasmagori.

Note: Added a Winnipeg card that Bruiser no showed.

Note: Added Indiana cards from Tim Tassler



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clawmaster wrote: Now I'll go to newspaperarchive.com and see if I can dig up anything else. I'll also look at George Lentz's Crusher Lisowski record book to see if there is any more stuff there.

Did that and added more listings. Will add more later.



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1/4/58 Omaha, NE @ Civic Auditorium
Texas Death Match
Dick The Bruiser beat Don Leo Jonathan in 7th fall
NWA Nebraska/Iowa Tag Team Champions Ernie Dusek & Emile Dusek beat Mike DiBiase & Bobby Bruns
Women's Champion Lorraine Johnson beat Kay Noble
Ernie Dusek drew Mike DiBiase
promoter: Joe Dusek
Att: 6,903 fans, gate: $7,491

1/7/58 Lake Worth, FL @ American Legion Arena
Enrique Torres beat Dick the Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
1 Bruiser pinned Torres in 13:00
2 Torres beat Bruiser in 9:00 with a flying body scissors
3 Bruiser was dq'ed for knocking the referee down
China Mira beat Jeanette Collins in 21:00
Tito Infante beat Irish Jackie 2/3

1/8/58 Miami, FL @ Biscayne Arena
Dick the Bruiser vs Sandor Kovacs
Nick Roberts vs Ike Eakins
Judy Glover vs Kathy Starr

1/9/58 Fort Lauderdale, FL @ War Memorial Auditorium
Special Referee Joey Maxim
Dick the Bruiser vs Ike Eakins
Only match listed on clipping

1/10/58 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada @ Civic Auditorium
Hard Boiled Haggerty & Joe Pazandak beat Fabulous Kangaoos Al Costello & Roy Heffernan 2/3
1 Haggerty pinned Heffernan in 13:00
2 Costello beat Pazandak
3 Pazandak pinned Heffernan
Johnny Rougeau beat Chet Wallick dq in 15:00
Bruiser Afflis beat Farmer Don Marlin via pin in 10:20 after a piledriver
Red Bastien drew Thor Hagen 20:00

1/11/58 Omaha, NE @ Civic Auditorium
World Title Claimant Edouard Carpentier beat Dick the Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
1 Carpentier beat Bruiser in 8:55
2 Bruiser beat Carpentier in 12:55
3 Bruiser was dq'ed when hit the referee with a steel chair
Thor Hagen beat Legs Langevin 2/3
Emile Dusek beat Red McIntyre
Sonny Myers beat Jim Lake
Promoter: Joe Dusek
Att: 4,910 fans, gate: $5,660

1/13/58 Tampa, FL @ Fort Homer Hesterly Armory
Don Eagle beat Dick the Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
Enrique Torres beat Jerry Turenne
Tito Infante & Corrine Cordero (sub Barbara Baker) beat Irish Jackie & Kathy Starr (sub Jeanette Collins)
Att: "crowd estimated at more than 2,000 fans"

1/14/58 Lake Worth, FL @ Legion Arena
Enrique Torres beat Dick the Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
Tiny Tim & Helen Hild beat Pee Wee James & Kathy Starr
Helen Hild beat Kathy Starr dq
Att: "more than 1,000 fans"

1/15/58 St. Petersburg, FL @ National Guard Armory
Dick the Bruiser double knockout Enrique Torres in 3rd fall
Tiny Tim & Tito Infante beat Pee Wee James & Irish Jackie
Nick Roberts beat John Smith in 11:00

1/17/58 Miami Beach, FL @ Auditorium
Edouard Carpentier beat Dick the Bruiser on a 3rd fall COR
Helen Hild beat Dot Dotson in 21:00
Tito Infante beat Irish Jackie 2/3

1/18/58 Bradenton, FL @ Armory
Dick the Bruiser vs Ray Villmer
Southern Women's Champion Judy Glover vs Corrine Cordero
BlackJack Dilon vs Jerry Turenne

1/20/58 Sarasota, FL @ Legion Arena
Dick the Bruiser vs Ted Christy
ref for match is Doran O'Hara
Jerry Christy vs Harry Smith (sub John Smith)
Southern Women's Champion Judy Glover vs Corrine Cordero

1/21/58 Fort Myers, FL @ National Guard Armory
Ted Christy & Jerry Christy beat Dick the Bruiser & John Smith on a 2nd fall COR, 1st fall by dq
Miss Dot Dotson beat Miss Mae Marston (Weston?) 2/3
Jerry Christy drew John Smith

1/24/58 Miami Beach, FL @ Auditorium
Enrique Torres beat Dick the Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
Mr. Moto beat John Smith in 23:00
Judy Glover beat Dot Dotson 2/3 in 27:00
Promoter: Chris Dundee

1/25/58 Bradenton, FL @ Armory
Dick the Bruiser vs Ray Villmer
Miss Barbara Baker vs Miss Dot Dotson
Larry Williams vs Tony Martinelli

1/27/58 Sarasota, FL @ Legion Arena
Ted Christy beat Dick the Bruiser on a 2nd fall dq, 1st fall by dq as well
Miss Barbara Baker beat Miss Kathy Starr (sub Miss Corrine Cordero) 2/3
Jerry Turenne beat Larry Williams (sub Pete Managoff)

1/31/58 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
World Heavyweight Champion Edouard Carpentier beat Don Leo Jonathan 2/3
1 Carpentier beat Jonathan 17:10
2 Jonathan beat Carpentier in 11:10
3 Carpentier beat Jonathan in 9:45
Dick the Bruiser dcor Wilbur Snyder in 3rd fall
1 Snyder beat Bruiser in 1:10
2 Bruiser beat Snyder in 11:35
3 double countout in 7:15
Bobby Managoff & Pat O'Connor & Tony Sillipini beat Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski & Ivan The Terrible 2/3
Bob Konovosky beat Bob Legs Langevin
promoter: Fred Kohler
Att: 5,513 fans, gate: $15,206.20

2/1/58 Omaha, NE @ Civic Auditorium
Edouard Carpentier beat Dick the Bruiser 2/3
1 Bruiser beat Carpentier in 10:40
2 Carpentier beat Bruiser in 7:20
3 Carpentier beat Bruiser in 5:06
During the match, a member of the audience was allowed two punches on the Bruiser while he was being held by four police officers. The punches formed a welt above his left eye and drew blood from his mouth
Hans Schmidt beat Thor Hagen by submission
Sonny Myers beat Legs Langevin
Ronnie Etchison beat Lee Henning in 18:03
promoter: Joe Dusek
Att: 4,221 fans, gate: $4,985

2/3/58 Tampa, FL @ Fort Homer Hesterly Armory
Winners Takes All
Chief War Eagle & Don Eagle beat Jack Vansky & Dick The Bruiser in overtime
Tony Martinelli beat Duke Keomuka dq when Keomuka used an illegal sleeper hold
Chris Zaharias drew Alberto Torres
att: "Tampa's largest wrestling crowd about 4,000 brave souls"

2/7/58 Miami Beach, FL @ Auditorium
Mr Moto beat Dick The Bruiser dq
Sandor Kovacs & Tony Martinelli beat Ernie Dusek & Pete Man Mountain Managoff
Helen Hild beat Betty Hawkins

2/8/58 Dade City, FL @ Armory
Dick The Bruiser vs Ray Villmer 2/3 60:00
Duke Keomuka vs Tony Martinelli 2/3 45:00
Barbara Baker vs Betty Hawkins 30:00

2/10/58 Tampa, FL @ Fort Homer Hesterly Armory
Giant Gasparilla Wrestling Card
Edouard Carpentier vs Dick The Bruiser
Duke Keomuka vs Ray Villmer
Nell Stewart & Betty Hawkins vs Judy Glover & Barbara Baker

2/21/58 Omaha, NE @ Civic Auditorium
Dick The Bruiser beat Hans Schmidt on a 3rd fall dq when Schmidt hit the referees, first Jerry Adam, then Johnny Lehl with a chair
Ivan The Terrible beat Thor Hagen
Sonny Myers beat Rip Hawk 2/3
Jack Pesek drew Bull Montana
promoter: Joe Dusek
referees: Jerry Adam, Johnny Lehl
Att: 6,760 fans, gate:  $7,288

2/24/58 NY, NY @ MSG
Argentina Rocca & Miguel Perez beat Chris Tolos & John Tolos 2/3 in 20:51
Edouard Carpentier beat Dick The Bruiser in 9:30
Ricki Starr beat The Sheik in 6:30
Pat O'Connor drew Killer Kowalski 20:00
Bolo Hakawa beat Paul Berger in 5:45
Luis Martinez drew Karl Von Hess 10:00
Ludwig Von Krupp beat Felix Lamban in 5:38
Roy Shire beat Edouard Castillo in 11:22
Jesse James drew Ace Freeman 10:00

2/27/58 Sheboygan, WI @ Armory
Verne Gagne beat Reggie Lisowski 2/3
1 Gagne beat Lisowski
2 Lisowski  beat Gagne
3 Gagne beat Lisowski
Dick The Bruiser beat Stan Lisowski
Rose Roman & Sharon Lass beat Ada Ash & Ramona TeSelle
Att: "One of the largest crowds to attend a sporting spectacle in town for anything save North-Central basketball games"

2/28/58 St. Joseph, MO @ City Auditorium
Dick the Bruiser beat Thor Hagen 2/3
Don Curtis & Sonny Myers beat Bob Geigel & Otto “Baron” Von Krupp 2/3
Kay Noble beat Millie Stafford in 11:00
Danny O’Shocker beat Rip Hawk dq
promoter: Gust Karras
Att: 3,000 fans

3/1/58 Omaha, NE @ Civic Auditorium
Texas Death Match
Dick The Bruiser beat Hans Schmidt in 12th fall
Bruiser reportedly was fined $250 dollars for taking the match out of the ring
Jack Pesek drew Larry Hamilton
Bobby Bruns beat Jim Lake
Thor Hagen beat Frank Altman

3/5/58 Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Forum
World Title Claimant Edouard Carpentier no contest Mike Sharpe in 3rd fall
1 Sharpe beat Caroentier
2 Carpentier beat Sharpe
3 Referee Sammy Mack was knocked out and Ed Sharpe interfered. On behalf of Carpentier, Johnny Rougeau followed Ben to the mat and a fight ensued.
Dick the Bruiser ddq Tarzan Zorra
Ben Sharpe beat Manuel Cortez
Bearcat Wright beat Baron Gattoni
Larry Moquin beat Bob "Legs" Langevin
promoter: Eddie Quinn

3/6/58 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada @ Auditorium
No Time Limit, Referees Barney Turner & Art LeGrand
Wladek Kowalski & Dick The Bruiser ddq Ben Sharpe & Mike Sharpe in 3rd fall
1 Bruiser beat Ben Sharpe by submission
2 Ben Sharpe beat Bruiser by submission with a step over toe hold
3 Both teams were dq’ed
Bearcat Wright beat Bob Langevin in 11:21
Tarzan Zorro beat Baron Gattoni by submission
Manuel Cortez beat Yvon Racicot in 13:44
Att: “about 3,000 fans”

3/7/58 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Dick the Bruiser & Hans Schmidt beat Verne Gagne & Pat O'Connor 2/3
1 Bruiser & Schmidt won in 18:25
2 Gagne & O’Connor won in 7:40
3 Bruiser & Schmidt won in 8:06
Angelo Poffo beat Ivan The Terrible in 12:13
Bob Konovsky beat Ruffy Silverstein in 13:45
Alex Karras beat Chest Bernard in 3:41
Lulu Mae Provo & Ethel Johnson beat Babs Wingo & Betty White 2/3
promoter: Fred Kohler
Att: 4,150 fans, gate: $10,002.20
Note: The show drew the second smallest crowd in Fred Kohler’s nine year history of promoting professional wrestling at the International Amphitheater. The show also marked his Kohler’s 10,000th wrestling bout promoted.

3/12/58 Benton Harbor, MI @ Armory
Dick The Bruiser & Angelo Poffo vs Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff
Cowboy Carlson vs Bronco Lubich
Gypsy Joe vs Carl Engstrom

3/13/58 Kansas City, KS @ Memorial Hall
Bob Geigel beat Otto Von Krupp on a 3rd fall COR
Ronnie Etchison beat Dick the Bruiser by reverse decision
Lorraine Johnson & Millie Stafford beat Mary Jane Mull & Kay Noble 2/3
Don Curtis & Sonny Myers drew Rip Hawk & Bull Montana 30:00

3/14/58 St. Joseph, MO @ City Auditorium
United States Champion Verne Gagne beat Don Curtis 2/3
Dick the Bruiser beat Joe Dusek 2-0 when Dusek was unable to continue
Larry Hamilton & Sonny Myers beat Bob Geigel & Bull Montana
Joe Hamilton drew Danny O’Shocker 15:00
promoter: Gust Karras
Att: 3,500 fans
Note: No show on Friday, March 21, 1958 due to the Women’s National AAU Basketball Tournament.

3/15/58 Omaha, NE @ Civic Auditorium
US TV Champion Verne Gagne beat Dick the Bruiser
NWA Nebraska/Iowa Tag Team Champions Ernie Dusek & Emile Dusek beat Jack Pesek & Mike DiBiase
Ivan The Terrible beat Alberto Godoy
Jack Pesek beat Emile Dusek dq
promoter: Joe Dusek
referees: Johnny Ace, Lou Spandle
Att: 7,035 fans
Note: Evening show.

3/19/58 Madison, WI @ Dane County Fairgrounds Arena
World Champion Edouard Carpentier beat Dick the Bruiser on a 3rd fall COR
1 Bruiser beat Carpentier with an upside down submission
2 Carpentier pinned Bruiser
3 Bruiser was counted out of the ring
Bob Konovsky & Billy Goelz beat Legs Langevin & Bronco Lubich
Angelo Poffo beat Alberto Godoy via pin

3/20/58 Indianapolis, IN @ Armory
Bobby Managoff beat Boris Volkoff 2/3
Dick “Bruiser” Afflis beat Jack Wilson in 11:00 with an upside down bearhug
Alberto Godoy beat Nicoli Volkoff dq in 9:00 when Volkoff used a piledriver, which was banned in Indiana
Sharon Lass beat Ramona TeSelle via pin in 19:00 after an airplane spin
matchmaker: Dick Patton
Notes: Lass was said to be from Tulsa. Wilson was from Chicago. Godoy was billed as being from South America.

3/22/58 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Arena
Dick the Bruiser beat Bobby Managoff on a 3rd fall dq
1 Bruiser beat Managoff in 19:57
2 Managoff beat Bruiser in 4:06
3 Managoff was dq'ed in 33:06
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat Bronko Lubich & Angelo Poffo 2/3
Cowboy Carlson beat Don Cortez
Gypsy Joe beat Bob Kappel
Alberto Godoy beat Jack Wilson
promoter: Fred Kohler
Att: 1,242 fans

3/26/58 Sheboygan, WI @ Armory
US Champion Dick The Bruiser double knockout Verne Gagne in 3rd fall
1 Bruiser beat Gagne
2 Gagne beat Bruiser
3 both men collapsed in the 3rd fall and were counted out by the referee
Gypsy Joe won a 6 Man Battle Royal with all wrestlers blindfolded by eliminating Don DeCortez
Ivan The Terrible beat Cowboy Carlson
Carl Engstrom & Billy Goelz beat Gypsy Joe & Don DeCortez 2/3

3/27/58 Indianapolis, IN @ Armory
Dick “Bruiser” Afflis (sub Hans Schmidt) dcor Bobby Managoff in 3rd fall
Rose Roman beat The Lady Angel dq in 11:00
Bob Konovsky beat Ray Schaeffer in 25:00
Gypsy Joe beat Alberto Godoy in 17:00
matchmaker: Dick Patton
referee: Ralph Hamilton
Att: 2,300 fans
Notes: Affis was a late substitute for Hans Schmidt. According to the Indianapolis Star, Schmidt “had been sidelined by a severe attack of boils, an occupational hazard in the pro wrestling.”

3/28/58 St. Joseph, MO @ City Auditorium
Sonny Myers & Yukon Eric beat Dick the Brusier & Bob Geigel 2/3
Larry Hamilton beat Bull Montana 2/3
Montana was fined $25 for shoving the referee
Don Curtis beat Lee Henning
Joe Hamilton beat Frank Taylor dq
Bob Geigel drew Sonny Myers 15:00
promoter: Gust Karras
Att: 3,000 fans

3/29/58 Omaha, NE @ Civic Auditorium
Dick The Bruiser beat Yukon Eric dq when Eric attacked the referee Tom Novak, promoter Joe Dusek, and Deputy Athletic Commissioner Sam Vacanti
Ernie Dusek beat Sonny Myers 2/3 in 33:15
Mike DiBiase beat Frank Taylor
Bobby Bruns beat Bull Montana dq
promoter: Joe Dusek
referee: Tom Novak
Att: 5,440 fans, gate: $6,260

4/3/58 Milwaukee, WI @ South Side Armory
Angelo Poffo & Bronko Lubich beat Carl Engstrom & Jack Wilson
Dick The Bruiser no contest Ivan The Terrible
Alberto Godoy beat Gypsy Joe dq

4/5/58 Omaha, NE @ Civic Auditorium
Special referee Jersey Joe Walcott
Dick the Bruiser beat Yukon Eric 2/3
1 Eric beat Bruiser in 9:45
2 Bruiser beat Eric in 5:25
3 Bruiser beat Eric in 4:40
Walcott punched Bruiser with a right fist
Nebraska State Champion Jack Pesek drew Ernie Dusek when the time limit expired in the 3rd fall
1 Pesek beat Dusek in 21:05
2 Dusek beat Pesek in 7:40
3 The time limit expired in the 3rd fall before either man could score the victory
Mike DiBiase beat Lee Henning dq
Emile Dusek beat Johnny Ace in 14:12
promoter: Joe Dusek
Att: 5,124 fans, gate: $5,620

4/9/58 Racine, WI @ Memorial Hall
Dick The Bruiser vs Verne Gagne
Lady Angel vs Ada Ash
Billy Goelz vs Bronco Lubich
Bobby Managoff vs Alberto Godoy
Promoter: Einar Olsen

4/10/58 Indianapolis, IN @ Armory
Dick “The Bruiser” Afflis beat Bill Longson on a 3rd fall COR
Nicoli Volkoff beat Johnny Gilbert in 19:00
Ada Ash beat Ramona TeSelle dq in 12:00
Boris Volkoff beat Doug Lindsey in 16:00
matchmaker: Dick Patton
referee: Lou Thomas
Note: Gilbert was said to be from Atlanta.

4/11/58 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Verne Gagne beat Dick the Bruiser 2/3 to win US Title
1 Bruiser beat Gagne in 13:20
2 Gagne beat Bruiser in 7:00
3 Gagne beat Bruiser in 4:12
Yukon Eric drew Hans Schmidt 30:00
Pat O'Connor & Bob Konovsky beat Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff dq
Rafael Alvarez beat Gypsy Joe in 12:14
Angelo Poffo drew Bobby Managoff 30:00
Lady Angel beat Sharon Lass in 2:00
promoter: Fred Kohler
Att: 6,640 fans, gate: $17,668.39

4/12/58 Omaha, NE @ Civic Auditorium
Yukon Eric & Verne Gagne ddq Dick the Bruiser & Hans Schmidt in 3rd fall when the decision was made by Nebraska State Deputy Athletic Commissioner Sam Vacanti after both teams attacked referees Adam and Lehl
Ernie Dusek beat Thor Hagen 2/3
Don Curtis beat Rip Hawk in 13:05, Curtis’ local debut
Emile Dusek drew Jack Pesek
promoter: Joe Dusek
referees: Jerry Adam, Johnny Lehl
Att: 6,360 fans, gate: $7,260

4/15/58 Sioux  City, IA
Dick Afflis beat Yukon Eric via pin
Ivan the Terrible beat Larry Hamilton
Alex Karras beat Chest Bernard

4/16/58 Des Moines, IA
Hans Schmidt beat Yukon Eric
Dick Afflis beat Jack Pesek
Alex Karras beat Ivan the Terrible
Chest Bernard beat Alberto Godoy

4/25/58 Fort Atkinson, WI @ Municipal Building
Dick The Bruiser vs Bobby Managoff
Billy Goelz & Jack Allen vs Alberto Godoy & Jackie Nichols 2/3
Lady Angel vs Sharon Lass

4/26/58 Omaha, NE @ Civic Auditorium
World Tag Team Champions Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat Ernie Dusek & Emile Dusek
Dick the Bruiser beat Roy McClarty 2/3
Jack Pesek beat Frank Taylor in 16:20
Sonny Myers beat Larry Hamilton dq in 15:21

4/29/58 Hammond, IN @ Civic Center
Dick The Bruiser vs Ivan the Terrible
Hans Schmidt vs Bobby Managoff
Gypsy Joe vs Jackie Nichols
Bob Kappel vs Alberto Godoy

5/1/58 Kansas City, KS @ Memorial Hall
Yukon Eric beat Lee Henning 2/3
Lady Angel beat Penny Hawkins on a 3rd fall dq
Dick the Bruiser no contest Otto Von Krupp
Sonny Myers drew Billy Red Lyons 30:00
Joe Scarpa beat Rip Hawk
Att: 4,000
referees: Bobby Bruns and Lou Spandle
Note from Don Luce: There was a picture of Penny Hawkins. She doesn’t look like Betty Hawkins.

5/2/58 Omaha, NE @ Civic Auditorium
Antonino Rocca & Edouard Carpentier beat Dick The Bruiser & Ivan The Terrible 2/3, 2nd fall by dq
1 Bruiser beat Eric in 10:10
2 Bruiser and Ivan were dq'ed
3 Rocca beat Ivan in 4:05 with a backbreaker
Ernie Dusek beat Bobby Bruns 2/3
Alex Karras beat Harry Lewis in 5:00, Lewis was Rocca’s road agent
Jack Pesek beat Lee Henning dq in 16:32
Note: Special Friday night card
promoter: Joe Dusek
referees: Chest Bernard, Frank Taylor
Att: 4,272 fans, gate: $4,808
Note: That Friday morning, Mrs. Jack Pesek had twins, one boy and one girl.

5/3/58 Sioux City, IA TV
Dick Afflis beat Rip Hawk
Jack Pesek drew Chest Bernard

5/8/58 Milwaukee, WI @ South Side Armory
Dick The Bruiser beat Carl Engstrom by default
Farmer Don Marlin beat Don DeCortez
Billy Goelz beat Jack Wilson dq

5/10/58 Omaha, NE @ Civic Auditorium
Argentina Rocca beat Dick The Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
1 Rocca beat Bruiser in 11:05
2 Bruiser beat Rocca in 9:26
3 Bruiser was dq'ed
Hans Schmidt beat Thor Hagen 2/3
Ivan The Terrible beat Harry Lewis in 1:25
Emile Dusek drew Joe Scarpa
promoter: Joe Dusek
Att: 4,522 fans, gate: $5,280

5/13/58 Tampa, FL @ Municipal Auditorium
Dick the Bruiser vs Ray Villmer
Big Ike Eakins & John Paul Henning vs Gene Darval & Jack Vansky
John Paul Henning vs Jack Vansky
Gene Darval vs Big Ike Eakins
Att: 1,650

5/17/58 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Gardens
Dick the Bruiser drew Bobby Managoff when the 60 minute time limit expired in the 3rd fall
Farmer Don Marlin & Jackie Nichols beat Gypsy Joe & Jack Wilson 2/3
Billy Goelz beat Zack Malkov
Jack Allen drew Carl Engstrom
Rafael Alvarez beat Bob Kappel
promoter: Fred Kohler

5/22/58 Milwaukee, WI @ South Side Armory
Dick The Bruiser no contest Edouard Carpentier
Bob Konovsky beat Legs Langevin
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat Dick Kettle & Johnny Kace

5/23/58 Omaha, NE @ Civic Auditorium
Dick The Bruiser beat Ivan The Terrible 2/3
1 Ivan won the first fall in 3:25
2 Bruiser won the second in 7:05
3 Bruiser won the third in 7:20
Hans Schmidt beat Jack Pesek in 23:16
Roy McClarty beat Lee Henning 2/3
Thor Hagen beat Ricky Sexton in 28:05
Note: Special Friday night card
promoter: Joe Dusek
Att: 3,709 fans, gate: $2,994

5/24/58 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
Verne Gagne beat Dick The Bruiser (sub Edouard Carpentier) dq
Angelo Poffo & Bronko Lubich beat Billy Goelz & Bobby Managoff
Ethel Johnson & Lulu Mae Provo beat Betty Hawkins & Mary Reynolds
Jackie Nichols beat Jack Wilson
att: 3,716

5/29/58 Racine, WI @ Memorial Hall
Dick The Bruiser vs Hans Schmidt
Ethel Johnson & Lulu Mae Provo vs Jo Ann Juleniex & Betty Hawkins
Billy Goelz vs Jackie Nichols

6/1/58 Omaha, NE @ Civic Auditorium
US Champion Verne Gagne beat Dick the Bruiser 2/3
1 Gagne beat Bruiser with a clawhold
2 Bruiser pinned Gagne after a kneedrop
3 Gagne pinned Bruiser after smashing Bruiser with a chair
Ernie Dusek drew Roy McClarty 45:00
Jack Pesek beat Hans Hermann dq in 18:27
Att: 4,141
Notes: Another listing had an additional result Emile Dusek drew Thor Hagen. It was Appreciation Night with Ladies getting in free with paying adult.
promoter: Joe Dusek
referee: Jerry Adam
Att: 4,141 fans, 1,421 ladies

6/5/58 Fort Wayne, IN @ Coliseum
Verne Gagne beat Dick The Bruiser
Ada Ash beat Rose Roman
Handsome Jackie Nichols beat Jack Wilson

6/6/58 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Verne Gagne beat Hans Schmidt 2/3
1 Schmidt beat Gagne in 14:10
2 Gagne beat Schmidt in 8:40
3 Gagne beat Schmidt in 12:06
Wilbur Snyder beat Ivan The Terrible in 9:10
Dick the Bruiser beat Roy McClarty in 14:50
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat Bobby Managoff & Bob Konovsky 2/3
Billy Goelz drew Jackie Nichols
Rafael Alvarez beat Duke DeMetri
Shirley Strimple beat Ramona TeSelle
promoter: Fred Kohler
Att: 6,210 fans, gate: $15,210.88

6/12/58 Milwaukee, WI @ South Side Armory
Dick The Bruiser beat Angelo Poffo
Billy Goelz beat Bronco Lubich
Firpo Zbyszko beat Ivan The Terrible
Karl Karlsson beat Johnny Kace

6/18/58 Harlan, IA @ Fairgrounds
Dick The Bruiser vs Jack Pesek
Juanita Coffman vs Shirley Strimple
Roy McClarty vs Emil Dusek

6/19/58 Milwaukee, WI @ South Side Armory
Edouard Carpentier beat Legs Langevin
Farmer Humphrey beat Firpo Zbyszko
Dick The Bruiser beat Billy Goelz
Jackie Nichols beat Abe Coleman

6/20/58 Buffalo, NY @ Memorial Auditorium
Whipper Billy Watson beat Gene Kiniski
Verne Gagne drew Hans Schmidt
Dick "The Bruiser" Afflis beat Jackie Nichols
Ivan Kalmikoff & Karol Kalmikoff beat Wilbur Snyder & Vic Christy
Bob Orton beat Herb Gerwig
Paul Carpentier beat Red O’Malley
Steve “Mr. America” Stanlee drew Dan Miller

6/21/58 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
Two Referees
Verne Gagne & Edouard Carpentier beat Dick The Bruiser & Hans Schmidt
Angelo Poffo beat Farmer Don Marlin
Legs Langevin beat Danny Ferrazza
Midget match
Tiny Roe & Cowboy Bradley beat Irish Jackie & Ivan The Terrible
Att: 4,555

6/26/58 Fort Wayne, IN
Dick The Bruiser beat Angelo Poffo
Shirley Strimple beat Ada Ash
Swede Karlson & Farmer Don Marlin beat Ivan the Terrible & Bronco Lubich

6/28/58 Boston, MA @ Garden
NWA Champion Pat O'Connor vs Wladek Kowalski
Don Leo Jonathan vs Sammy Berg
Yukon Eric vs Joe Christy
Dick the Bruiser vs Guy Asselin
Roy Shire & Danny McShain vs Emile Dupre & Frank Scarpa
*Promoters: Eddie Quinn & Paul Bowser. Special Referee: Jack Dempsey.
*This comes from an article from the Lewiston, ME newspaper. The headline reads "Kowalski - O'Connor Top Mat Card at Portland Saturday" but the article always refers to Boston and the Boston Garden. I don't think there was a Garden in Portland.
Note: Maybe this was Bruiser's Garden debut not the card Tim Hornbaker found later in Boston.

7/3/58 Fort Wayne, IN
Dick The Bruiser & Hans Schmidt vs Angelo Poffo & Bronko Lubich
Farmer Humphrey vs Abe Coleman
Jackie Nichols vs Carl Engstrom
Note: Card rained out.

7/10/58 Fort Wayne, IN
Dick The Bruiser & Hans Schmidt vs Angelo Poffo & Bronko Lubich
Farmer Humphrey vs Abe Coleman
Jackie Nichols vs Carl Engstrom
Note: Card rained out.

7/11/58 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Dick the Bruiser beat Gorgeous George 2/3
1 Bruiser beat George in 5:05
2 George beat Bruiser in 58 seconds
3 Bruiser beat George in 6:10
Verne Gagne & Roy McClarty & Bobby Managoff beat Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff & Ivan The Terrible 2/3
Hans Schmidt beat Farmer Marlin in 18:55
Jackie Nichols beat Gypsy Joe dq in 18:10
Shirley Strimple beat Ada Ash in 12:25
Rafael Alvarez drew Billy Goelz 20:00
promoter: Fred Kohler
Att: 6,002 fans, gate: $14,705.68

7/12/58 New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Antonino Rocca & Miguel Perez beat Jerry Graham & Eddie Graham
Jackie Fargo & Don Stevens beat Bolo Hakawa & Mr. Puerto Rico 2-0
Pepe Chicarro vs Dick the Bruiser
Johnny Valentine vs Mark Lewin
Tito Infante & Little Beaver vs Sky Low Low & Tom Thumb
Al Costello vs Karl Von Hess
Roy Heffernan vs Gregory Jarque
Att: 14,750; Gate: $40,705

7/15/58 Toledo, OH @ Sports Arena
Dick the Bruiser & Hans Schmidt vs Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff 2/3 60:00
Rose Roman vs Ramona Teselle 2/3 60:00
Firpo Zbyszko vs Jackie Nichols
Promoter: Cliff Maupin

7/16/58 Des Moines, IA
Verne Gagne beat Dick The Bruiser

7/17/58 Fort Wayne, IN @ Zollner Stadium
Dick The Bruiser beat Gorgeous George
Gorgeous George beat Gypsy Joe
Gypsy Joe & Ivan The Terrible beat Farmer Don Marlin & Abe Coleman

7/18/58 Elkhorn, WI @ Stock Pavilion
Dick the Bruiser vs Jackie Nichols
Handicap Match
Farmer Humphrey vs Angelo Poffo & Bronko Lubich
Johnny Gilbert vs Roy Rogers

7/19/58 Angola, IN @ Buck Lake Ranch
Dick the Bruiser vs Karl Karlsson
Rose Roman & Carl Engstrom vs Ramona TeSelle & Zack Malkov

7/29/58 Toledo, OH @ Sports Arena
Dick the Bruiser vs Hans Schmidt 2/3 60:00
Rose Roman & Shirley Strimple vs Ada Ash & Ramona Teselle
Jackie Nichols vs Carl Engstrom
Promoter: Cliff Maupin

7/31/58 Milwaukee, WI @ South Side Armory
Verne Gagne beat Ivan The Terrible
Dick The Bruiser no contest Bobby Managoff
Hans Schmidt beat Roy McClarty
Firpo Zbyszko beat Don DeCortez

8/2/58 Angola, IN @ Buck Lake Ranch
Dick the Bruiser vs Gorgeous George Wagner
Gypsy Joe vs Johnny Gilbert
Roy McClarity vs Carl Engstrom

8/8/58 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Gardens
Verne Gagne beat Dick The Bruiser 2/3
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat Hans Hermann & Karl Karlson
Bobby Managoff beat Ivan The Terrible
Roy McClarty beat Legs Langevin
Farmer Marlin beat Gypsy Joe
Shirley Strimple beat Ramona TeSelle
att: 5,032

8/9/58 Omaha, NE @ Civic Auditorium
Special Referee: Fred Kohler
US Champion Verne Gagne beat Edouard Carpentier 2/3 to win Omaha World Title
1 Carpentier beat Gagne in 17:03
2 Gagne beat Carpentier with a sleeper hold in 11:25
3 Gagne beat Carpentier with a jackknife in 12:15
After the match, Nebraska State Athletic Commissioner C.N. Moon presented the championship belt to Gagne and Chuck Warren presented him with the All-American City Trophy
Dick The Bruiser & Hans Schmidt beat Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff 2/3 to win World Tag Title
Penny Banner beat Kay Noble 2/3
Danny Plechas beat Bob Legs Langevin
promoter: Joe Dusek
Att: 7,083 fans, gate: $9,095
Note: Chicago promoter Fred Kohler not only recognized the title switch, but refereed the match.

8/12/58 Toledo, OH @ Sports Arena
Texas Death Match
Dick the Bruiser vs Hans Schmidt
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff vs Carl Engstrom & Johnny Gilbert
Doug Lindsay vs Don Cortez
Promoter: Cliff Maupin

8/14/58 Fort Wayne, IN @ Zollner Stadium
Hans Schimdt vs Dick The Bruiser 
Bobby Managoff vs Doug Lindsey
Rose Roman beat Shirley Strimple
Note: First match completed. Rest of card rained out.

8/15/58 Elkhorn, WI @ Stock Pavilion
World Tag Team Champions Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff vs Dick the Bruiser & Hans Schmidt
Corrine Cordero vs Sharon Lass
Billy Goelz vs Carl Engstrom

8/20/58 Fort Wayne, IN
Gorgeous George dcor Dick The Bruiser as they fought into crowd
Bobby Managoff beat Hans Herrmann
Swede Karlson beat Carl Engstrom

8/21/58 South Bend, IN @ Playland Park
Verne Gagne vs Dick The Bruiser
Championship Tag Bout
Farmer Don Marlin & Bobby Managoff vs Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff

8/23/58 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
Handicap Match, Gagne must beat Gorgeous George twice in 30 minutes or Verne will have his head shaved
Verne Gagne beat Gorgeous George 1-0 30:00
1 Gagne beat George in 17:00
2 The 30 minute time limit expired so Verne had his head shaved. Gagne reportedly received 40% of the gate (3,627.80).
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat Bobby Managoff & Roy McClarty 2/3
1 Managoff & McClarty won
2 Volkoffs won
3 Volkoffs won
Dick The Bruiser beat Ivan The Terrible via pin in 9:00
Billy Goelz beat Gypsy Joe dq
Att: 4,815

8/28/58 Fort Wayne, IN
Gypsy Joe & Bobby Managoff beat Dick The Bruiser & Swede Karlson
Bobby Managoff beat Swede Karlson
Gypsy Joe beat Ray Schaefer

8/30/58 NY, NY @ MSG
Argentina Rocca & Miguel Perez beat Fabulous Kangaroos Al Costello & Roy Heffernan 2/3
Paul Anderson beat Dick The Bruiser
Mr Moto & Mr Hito beat Pepe Chicharro & Mr Puerto Rico
Johnny Valentine beat Bolo Hakawa
Enrique Torres beat Joe Christie
Larry Hamilton beat Tony Martinelli
Joe Hamilton beat Larry Moquin
Andre Bollet beat Greg Jarque
Att: 20,200

9/3/58 Benton Harbor, MI @ Armory
Referee Frank Scoma
Dick The Bruiser beat Gorgeous George 2-0, 1st fall by dq
1 GG was dq'ed in 12:00 for failure to release a hold
2 Bruiser beat GG in 6:00 with a full nelson
Karl Karlsson beat Johnny Gilbert
Lou Eisenhart & Tim Hampton beat Ray Greenlee & Sanford Smith

9/4/58 Toledo, OH @ Sports Arena
Dick the Bruiser & Hans Herman vs Gorgeous George & Swede Karlsson 2/3 60:00
Carl Engstrom vs Jackie Nichols 2/3 60:00
Gypsy Joe vs Bob Kappel 2/3 60:00
Promoter: Cliff Maupin

9/5/58 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Edouard Carpentier & Verne Gagne & Roy McClarty beat Dick the Bruiser & Hans Schmidt & Killer Kowalski
Bobby Managoff beat Karl Karlsson dq
Hans Hermann beat Farmer Marlin
Legs Langevin drew Gypsy Joe
Rose Roman & Mae Weston beat Ada Ash & Ramona TeSelle

9/10/58 Benton Harbor, MI @ Armory
Farmer Marlin beat Ivan The Terrible 2/3, 1st fall by dq
1 Ivan was dq'ed
2 Ivan beat Marlin
3 Marlin pinned Ivan after a mule kick
Dick The Bruiser dcor Bobby Managoff in 3rd fall
Tim Hampton beat Herman Funk
Lou Eisenhart beat John Hughes

9/11/58 Toledo, OH @ Sports Arena
Texas Death Match
Dick the Bruiser vs Hans Schmidt
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff vs Gypsy Joe & Ivan the Terrible
Roy McClarity vs Swede Karlsson

9/13/58 Angola, IN @ Buck Lake Ranch
Hans Schmidt vs Dick the Bruiser
Shirley Strimple vs Ada Ash
Pee Wee James vs Tito Infante
Al Warshawsky vs Jackie Nichols

9/15/58 Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Forum
Edouard Carpentier & Claude Dassary beat Ben Sharpe & Mike Sharpe on a 2nd fall dq
Dick the Bruiser beat Sandor Kovacs in 9:00
Mr. Moto beat Billy Red Lyons
Alberto Torres drew Andre Bollet
Mr. Hito drew Manuel Cortez
promoter: Eddie Quinn
referees: George Linnehan, Dan Murray
Att: 7,000 fans
Note: Linnehan was billed as the National Wrestling Alliance referee-in-chief.

9/17/58 Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Palais des Sports
Ben Sharpe & Mike Sharpe beat Paul Baillargeon & Pat O’Connor 2/3
Dick the Bruiser beat Billy Red Lyons
Manuel Cortez vs FrankValois
Sammy Berg vs Joe Christie
promoter: Eddie Quinn
corporation: Canadian Athletic Promotions

9/18/58 Cornwall, Ontario, Canada @ Arena
Dick The Bruiser vs Pat O’Connor
Joe Christie & Frank Valois vs Larry Moquin & Manuel Cortez
Billy Red Lyons vs Alberto Torres

9/22/58 Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Forum
Claude Dassary beat Dick the Bruiser on a 3rd fall COR
1 Dassary beat Bruiser
2 Bruiser beat Dassary
3 Bruiser was counted out of the ring while swinging at fans
Edouard Carpentier beat Mr. Moto 2-0
Pat O'Connor & Manuel Cortez beat Ben Sharpe & Joe Christie (sub Mike Sharpe) when O'Connor pinned Christie
Enrique Torres drew Paul Baillargeon
Larry Moquin beat Frank Valois
promoter: Eddie Quinn
Notes: Mike Sharpe was said to be injured. This card appears to be the end of Bruiser's run in Montreal during the late 1950s.

9/26/58 Gary, IN @ Memorial Auditorium
US Title Match
Verne Gagne vs Dick The Bruiser

10/1/58 Toledo, OH @ Sports Arena
Wilbur Snyder beat Dick the Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
1 Bruiser beat Snyder
2 Snyder beat Bruiser
3 Bruiser was dq'ed
Edouard Carpentier beat Legs Langevin 2/3
Carl Engstrom beat Zack Malkov (sub Jackie Nichols)
Alice Mason (sub Rose Roman) beat Ada Ash

10/2/58 Fort Wayne, IN @ Coliseum
Dick The Bruiser beat Bobby Managoff
Edouard Carpentier beat Hans Hermann
Wilbur Snyder beat Legs Langevin
Carl Engstrom drew Billy Goelz
Att: 3,153

10/4/58 Omaha, NE @ Civic Auditorium
World Tag Team Champions Dick The Bruiser & Hans Schmidt beat Verne Gagne & Edouard Carpentier 2/3
1 Bruiser beat Carpentier
2 Carpentier beat Bruiser
3 Schmidt beat Gagne
Schmidt was pinning Gagne in the final fall as Carpentier was pinning Bruiser and the referee declared the formers as being official.
The referees needed police protection from rabid fans as they were leaving the ring.
Ivan The Terrible beat Red McIntyre
Doug Gilbert beat Emil Dusek
Johnny Gilbert beat Legs Langevin
promoter: Joe Dusek
att: 4,245 fans, gate: $5,219.30

10/10/58 Buffalo, NY @ Memorial Auditorium
Hans Schmidt drew Bobo Brazil
Cowboy Bradley & Farmer McGregor beat Sky Low Low & Pee Wee James
Masked Marvel beat Steve Stanlee
Dick "The Bruiser" Afflis beat Danny Ferrazza
Ilio DiPaolo beat Firpo Zbyszko
Roy McClarty beat Karl “Killer” Kulaski

10/11/58 Omaha, NE @ Civic Auditorium
Five Referees
World Tag Team Champions Hans Schmidt & Dick The Bruiser drew Verne Gagne & Edouard Carpentier 60:00 no falls scored
Doug Gilbert beat Ivan The Terrible 2/3
Johnny Gilbert beat Ernie Dusek dq in 20:08 when Dusek hit the referee
Jack Pesek beat Legs Langevin in 15:05
promoter: Joe Dusek
Att: 3,766 fans, gate: $4,545

10/15/58 Toledo, OH @ Sports Arena
Dick the Bruiser vs Yukon Eric
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff vs Carl Engstrom & Ray Schaeffer
Johnny Kace vs Porferio Longoria

10/16/58 Fort Wayne, IN @ Coliseum
Bobby Managoff beat Dick The Bruiser dq
Yukon Eric beat Angelo Poffo
Nicoli Volkoff & Boris Volkoff beat Carl Engstrom & Billy Goelz
Att: 4,183

10/17/58 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Nicoli Volkoff & Boris Volkoff drew Verne Gagne & Edouard Carpentier
Yukon Eric no contest Dick the Bruiser
Bruiser smashed his opponent with two chairs and a ring turnbuckle
Wilbur Snyder beat Ivan the Terrible in 4:40
Bobo Brazil beat Bob Legs Langevin in 45 seconds
Jackie Fargo & Don Fargo beat Roy McClarity & Ray Schaefer in 27:10
Ricki Starr beat Ned Taylor in 5:50
promoter: Fred Kohler
referee: Andy Scott
Att: 5,053 fans, gate: $13,325

10/18/58 Omaha, NE @ City Auditorium
Texas Death Match, Winner gets match with Verne Gagne
Edouard Carpentier beat Dick The Bruiser
Nicoli Volkoff & Boris Volkoff beat Jack Pesek & Mike DiBiase
Kathy Starr beat Annette Palmer
Johnny Gilbert drew Emile Dusek

10/23/58 Milwaukee, WI @ South Side Armory
Billy Goelz & Martin Steel beat Jack Wilson & Johnny Kace
Farmer Don Marlin beat Dick The Bruiser dq
Lady Atlas beat Penny Walton

10/24/58 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
Title vs Hair Match
World Title Claimant Paul Anderson beat Don Lee
Ray Gunkel & Chief Little Eagle beat Freddie Blassie & Bob Shipp
Dick the Bruiser beat Frank Townsend

10/30/58 Fort Wayne, IN @ Coliseum
Dick The Bruiser beat Yukon Eric dq
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat Carl Engstrom & Farmer Don Marlin
Bobby Manangoff beat Angelo Poffo
Att: 8,066, Gate: $9,452

10/31/58 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
World Title Claimant Paul Anderson beat Dick the Bruiser
Ray Gunkel dcor Freddie Blassie
Farmer McGregor beat Tom Thumb
Chief Little Eagle beat Ivan Vansky

11/4/58 Indianapolis, IN @ Armory
Angelo Poffo beat Bobby Managoff 2/3
Dick the Bruiser beat Bill Longson
Wilbur Snyder beat Johnny Ace
Corrine Cordero beat Peggy King
promoter: Balk Estes
referee: Paul Mullin
Att: 3,300 fans, capacity
Notes: Season Opener. The facility was at 711 North Pennsylvania Street. According to the press report, “election returns will be announced between bouts,” during this show. Referee Mullin was from Richmond. Ace was said to be from St. Joseph and King from Nashville.

11/5/58 Lincoln, NE @ Pershing Auditorium
Paul Anderson beat Masked Marvel 2-0
World Tag Team Champions Dick the Bruiser & Hans Schmidt beat Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff
Kathy Starr beat Laura Martinez
Emil Dusek drew Johnny Gilbert
Att: 1,900

11/6/58 Cleveland, OH @ Arena
Hans Schmidt beat Dick the Bruiser dq
Verne Gagne drew Roy McClarty
Little Beaver & Tiny Tim beay Fuzzy Cupid & Irish Jackie
Att: 4,970

11/7/58 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat Dick the Bruiser & Hans Schmidt
Wilbur Snyder no decision Omaha & US Champion Verne Gagne in 32:40
Ricki Starr beat Bronco Lubich in 6:30
Paul Anderson beat Bozo Brown in 7:38
Angelo Poffo drew Bobby Managoff 30:00
Bobo Brazil beat Ned Taylor in 2:22
promoter: Fred Kohler

11/14/58 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
Paul Anderson beat Dick the Bruiser
Freddie Blassie beat Lou Klein
Chief Little Eagle & Tito Infante beat Don Lee & Tom Thumb

11/19/58 Cleveland, OH @ Arena
Verne Gagne beat Hans Schmidt dq
Dick the Bruiser beat Roy McClarty 2/3
Corinne Cordova beat Ramona TeSelle
Tony Marino beat Wally Greb
Doc Gallagher & Mike Gallagher beat Don Arnold & Ray McMurray
Att: 3,163

11/22/58 Omaha, NE @ Civic Auditorium
Omaha Champion Wilbur Snyder beat Dick The Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
Bruiser was cheered and Snyder was the heel.
Snyder went after Bruiser, Sam Vacanti and Joe Dusek after the match.
Bruiser was taken away by five police officers.
Nebraska/Iowa State Tag Team Champions Ernie Dusek & Emile Dusek beat Doug Gilbert & Johnny Gilbert 2/3
Central States Women’s Champion Lorraine Johnson beat Laura Martinez
Nebraska State Champion Jack Pesek drew Mighty Atlas
promoter: Joe Dusek
referee: Johnny Lehl
Att: 3,515 fans, gate: $4,265

11/27/58 Indianapolis, IN @ State Fairgrounds Coliseum
Dick the Bruiser ddq Yukon Eric
Bobby Managoff beat Angelo Poffo 2/3
Johnny Weaver beat Bozo Brown in 4:45
Ray Gunkel beat Gino Angelo in 9:45
Corrine Cordero beat Ramona TeSelle
Wilbur Snyder beat Bill Longson dq in 9:25
promoter: Balk Estes
Att: 8,530 fans, gate: $20,293.40

12/2/58 Omaha, NE @ Civic Auditorium
Texas Death Match
Omaha Champion Wilbur Snyder beat Dick The Bruiser
Lord Littlebrook & Cowboy Bradley beat Beau Brummell & Tiny Roe
Rose Roman beat Corrine Cordero
Johnny Ace beat Lord Albert Mills

12/3/58 Madison, WI @ Dane County Fairgrounds Arena
Dick The Bruiser beat Angelo Poffo 2/3
1 Poffo pinned Bruiser 8:00
2 Bruiser beat Poffo by submission
3 Bruiser pinnned Poffo
Billy Goelz & Bobby Managoff beat Gino Angelo & Kurt Steinke 2/3
1 Gino Angelo & Kurt Steinke won
2 Billy Goelz & Bobby Managoff won
3 Billy Goelz & Bobby Managoff won
Carl Engstrom beat Bronko Lubich dq

12/4/58 Cleveland, OH @ Arena
Doc Gallagher & Mike Gallagher beat Ilio DiPaolo & Wilbur Snyder
Bill Miller & Ed Miller beat Tony Marino & Roy McClarty
Dick Beyer beat Firpo Zbyszko
Dick the Bruiser beat Don Arnold
Att: 3,491

12/5/58 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
Paul Anderson & Chief Little Eagle no contest Freddie Blassie & Dick the Bruiser
Benny Matta beat Don Lee
Jack Steele drew Ivan Vansky
Bud Richardson beat Tex Brady
Note: Bruiser was also booked that night in Benton Harbor, MI against Farmer Don Marlin. Hans Schmidt took Bruiser's place against Marlin.

12/11/58 Boston, MA @ Gardens
World Champion Killer Kowalski beat Edouard Carpentier 1-0
Kowalski won the first and only fall as the match was stopped at the 11:00 curfew
Haystacks Calhoun & Pat O’Connor beat Boris Fabian & Bill Miller
Dick the Bruiser beat Emil Dupre in 6:35
The Masked Marvel beat Bob Lieber in 9:07
Peppe Chicharro beat Mr. Moto  in 4:57
Dr. Timothy Geohagen beat Joe Christie in 11:23
Larry Moquin beat Frank Valois in 12:15
promoter: Paul Bowser
matchmaker: Johnny Doyle
Att: 9,000 fans
benefit for the Christmas Festival Committee; part of the gate went to organization
Note: Next show on January 16, 1959 at the Garden with Killer Kowalski defending his championship against Manuel Cortez of East Boston.

12/12/58 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
Indian Death Match
Chief Little Eagle beat Dick the Bruiser COR
Benny Matta & Paul Anderson beat Freddie Blassie & Ali Bey
Ray Gunkel beat Don Lee

12/13/58 Indianapolis, IN @ Fairgrounds Coliseum
Dick the Bruiser & Angelo Poffo beat Bobby Managoff & Yukon Eric 2/3
Paul Anderson beat Hans Hermann
Johnny Weaver beat Jimmy Sixsay
Bronko Lubich beat Carl Engstrom
Cowboy Bradley beat Tiny Roe
promoter: Balk Estes
referee:  Wayne Payt
Att: 7,621 fans, gate: $17,261
Notes: Anderson, of Toccoa, Georgia, was going to make his local debut. He was a 1956 Olympic weightlifting champion. He weighed 355-pounds, and “played football at Furman University and began lifting weights in 1952 as an 18-year-old. He won the ’56 Olympics by lifting a combined total of 1,102 pounds in three events. His records are 408 pounds in the two hand press; 335 pounds in the snatch and 440 pound sin the clean and jerk.” He also appeared in the movie “Once Upon A Horse,” as a blacksmith, and was said to have a “mail-order muscle-building course.” Weaver was from Indianapolis. There was controversy during the third fall of the main event, and fans “manhandled” the referee after the show “before order was restored.”

12/17/58 Madison, WI @ Dane County Fairgrounds Arena
Wilbur Snyder beat Angelo Poffo (sub Dick the Bruiser) 2-0, 1st fall by dq
Angelo Poffo & Bronko Lubich beat Doug Gilbert & Johnny Gilbert
1 Poffo & Lubich won in 24:00
2 Gilberts won in 10:00
3 Poffo & Lubich won in 8:00
Corrine Cordero beat Ramona TeSelle

12/18/58 Cleveland, OH @ Arena
Guy Brunetti drew Doc Gallagher
Mike Gallagher beat Joe Brunetti
Wilbur Snyder drew Dick the Bruiser when the time limit expired in the 3rd fall
Roy McClarty beat Al Warshawski
Don Arnold beat Al Albertino
Billy the Kid & Farmer McGregor beat Tiny Roe & Tom Thumb
Att: 3,019

12/19/58 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
Freddie Blassie no contest Don McIntyre
Ray Gunkel drew Dick the Bruiser
Benny Matta & Chief Little Eagle beat Jack O’Brien & Ali Bey
Benny Matta beat Jack O’Brien

12/25/58 Fort Wayne, IN @ Coliseum
Dick The Bruiser beat Hans Schmidt
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat Don McClarty & Roy McClarty
Johnny Weaver beat Zack Malkov
Carl Engstrom drew Billy Goelz
Att: 7,147

Credit to the usual suspects. Tim Hornbaker Omaha. George Lentz Wisconsin. JMK Hammond. Rich Tate Georgia. Robert VanKavelaar Florida. Don Luce Montreal. Jim Melby & Tim Hornbaker Chicago. Will Morrisey Angola. Don Luce Buffalo. Vance Nevada Winnipeg. Fred Hornby & Scott Teal MSG. Tim Hornbaker St. Joseph. Jim Mandl Toledo. Boston Tim Hornbaker.

Note: Added several more Nebraska cards and two MSG cards. I'll get to the Florida stuff tomorrow.

Note: Added a few cards from newspaperarchive.com.

Note: Added three St. Joseph, MO cards from Tim Hornbaker.

Note: Added results from from the 1958 book of Florida Mats Wars

Note: Added the rest of George Lentz's Milwaukee Bruiser results for 1958

Note: Found Bruiser in West Texas of all places but he was only listed as "The Bruiser." The Abiline newspaper did identify The Bruiser as Afflis not Manouakian.

Note: Added Toledo results from Jim Mandl

Note Added partials from Melby's Verne Gagne record book.

Note: Got all the additional info on the Chicago cards from Tim Hornbaker.

Note: Added a card Tim Hornbaker found in Boston.

Note: Added a card Kriss found in Boston.

Note: Made a few edits.

Note: Added a South Bend Card from Redman

Note: Added some Cleveland cards from Becky Taylor.

Note: Added multiple listings from George Lentz, JMK and Tim Hornbaker.

Note: Corrected some typos and the like.

Note: Made many more corrections.

Note: The Omaha/Abilene thing is still bugging me.

Note: Added more George Lentz Wisconsin research. 

Note: Added one Boston card from Tim Hornbaker via Rich Tito.

Note: Added one Ottawa, Ontario, Canada card from the google news archive.

Added Indiana cards from Tim Tassler

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I have one more record book to check before moving on to 1959. Just have to find that record book among my piles and piles of wrestling related material. There may be even more Bruiser listings on newspaperarchive.com but the search engine is messed up changing the number of listings drastically when I press my back button.



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clawmaster wrote: I have one more record book to check before moving on to 1959. Just have to find that record book among my piles and piles of wrestling related material. 

Did that. Will start 1959 as soon as I can.



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clawmaster wrote: clawmaster wrote: I have one more record book to check before moving on to 1959. Just have to find that record book among my piles and piles of wrestling related material. 

Did that. Will start 1959 as soon as I can.

I'm going to be adding more info on the Chicago cards from Tim Hornbaker's legacyofwrestling.com site before I start on 1959. 1959 at first glance looks like a tough year to do for Bruiser. He didn't wrestle in Milwaukee or NYC that year. Only wrestled once in Chicago. Maybe the state of Indiana will be the key. I also know he wrestled in Georgia a bit that year. He also wrestled in Detroit some although I don't have complete Detroit results for that year. He did wrestle a few bouts in Florida that year. I don't have Omaha listings for that year either. Looks like I'll be depending a lot on the Google News Archive and newspaperarchives.com for 1959.

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Finally done with 1958. 1959 coming soon.



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He was in Ohio for the first couple of weeks of 1959



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indikator wrote: He was in Ohio for the first couple of weeks of 1959

Thanks. The more files I check, the more territories he's in. That's why I have to keep editing and adding stuff.

One of the fucked up things about Windows Vista computers is the advanced search in the my documents section does not work nearly as well as the one they had in Windows XP.



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I use the Total Commander for file searching (pure text files, no Word/HTML crap). I did convert the Vance Nevada doc files some time ago so if anyone needs them just say so.



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Tim Hornbaker just informed me there were some Bruiser matches in Denver prior to 1959. I'll post them later. Bruiser also wrestled in Denver during 1959. There is another Colorado city that is on newspaperarchives.com that might have some Bruiser matches too. I can't remember the name of the city off hand but it came up when I was helping Vance Nevada research the career of Don Leo Jonathan. I'll recognize the city when I see it. So 1959 will have to wait again for a bit while I do some researching and editing.



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