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Didn't want to hijack the CWC/W(WWF) thread so here you go. Research courtesy of Jim Melby & Tim Hornbaker.

1/3/59 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Arena
Ricki Starr beat Porfirio Longoria 2-0
Don Fargo & Jackie Fargo beat Don McClarty & Roy McClarty 2/3
Shirley Strimple beat Ramona TeSelle
Bobby Managoff drew Hans Schmidt
Farmer Don Marlin beat Kurt Steinke
promoter: Fred Kohler

1/17/59 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Arena
Ricki Starr beat Bozo Brown 2-0
1 Ricki Starr beat Bozo Brown in 4:32
2 Ricki Starr beat Bozo Brown in 8:02
Don Fargo & Jackie Fargo beat Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff 2/3
Kurt Steinke beat Don McClarty
Gino Angelo drew Billy Goelz 30:00
Gypsy Joe beat Jack Allen
promoter: Fred Kohler

1/24/59 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Arena
Ricki Starr beat Kurt Steinke on a 2nd fall dq
1 Ricki Starr beat Kurt Steinke in 9:27
2 Ricki Starr beat Kurt Steinke dq in 4:03
Don McClarty & Roy McClarty beat Gypsy Joe & Zack Malkov
Bob Konovsky beat Bozo Brown
Alex Karras beat Firpo Zbyszko
Carl Engstrom beat Red Kelly
promoter: Fred Kohler

1/31/59 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Arena
Don Fargo & Jackie Fargo no contest Stan Lisowski & Reggie Lisowski
Bobby Managoff beat Kurt Steinke
Bob Konovsky beat Jack Wilson
Carl Engstrom beat Art Bull
Billy Goelz beat Zack Malkov

2/7/59 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Arena
Ricki Starr beat Don Fargo 2/3
“Wrestling Kings” match
Carl Engstrom beat Billy Goelz 14 points to 13 points
Bobby Managoff beat Jackie Fargo
Alex Karras beat Zack Malkov
Gypsy Joe beat Rafael Alvarez
promoter: Fred Kohler

2/21/59 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Arena
Ricki Starr beat Jackie Fargo 2/3
Krusher Kruger beat Porforio Longoria
Carl Engstrom drew Don Fargo
Mitsu Arakawa beat Ray Schaeffer
Jack Allen beat Bozo Brown
promoter: Fred Kohler

3/6/59 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Arena
Don Fargo & Jackie Fargo beat Ricki Starr & Carl Engstrom
Wilbur Snyder & Bobby Managoff beat Alex Karras & Bob Konovsky
Boris Volkoff drew Roy McClarty
Bozo Brown beat Wayne Bock

At some point between March 1959 and July 1959, Fred Kohler severed his ties with Eddie Quinn of Montreal. Instead of receiving talent for his shows, Kohler actually had to fight off Quinn locally, as the latter moved into town and staged programs at the Chicago Stadium with television on CBS-TV.

4/10/59 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Arena
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat Wayne Bock & Alex Karras 2/3
Wilbur Snyder beat Bob Konovsky 2/3
Carl Engstrom beat Joe Gordon
Billy Goelz beat Pete Bartu
Gypsy Joe beat Bill Christy
promoter: Fred Kohler

4/24/59 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Arena
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat Lou Eisenhart (sub Edouard Carpentier) & Carl Engstrom 2/3 
Don Fargo & Jackie Fargo drew Doug Gilbert & Johnny Gilbert
Wayne Bock beat Porforio Longoria
Billy Goelz beat Zack Malkov
promoter: Fred Kohler

5/22/59 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Arena
Ricki Starr beat Jack Wilson 2-0
Mitsu Arakawa & Tosh Togo beat Carl Engstrom & Billy Goelz
Bob Konovsky drew Bobby Managoff Jr.
Doug Gilbert & Johnny Gilbert beat Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff
promoter: Fred Kohler

5/29/59 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Arena
Wayne Bock & Bob Konovsky beat Mitsu Arakawa & Tosh Togo 2/3
Doug Gilbert & Johnny Gilbert beat Johnny Kace and Zack Malkov 2/3
Bobby Managoff beat Porforio Longoria
Ralph Bartelman beat Bozo Brown
promoter: Fred Kohler

6/5/59 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Arena
Doug Gilbert & Johnny Gilbert beat Bronko Lubich & Angelo Poffo (2/3
Wayne Bock and Bob Konovsky beat Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff 2/3
Carl Engstrom beat Zack Malkov
Billy Goelz beat Johnny Kace
Porforio Longaria beat Gilbert Roman
promoter: Fred Kohler

6/12/59 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Arena
Don Fargo & Jackie Fargo beat Wayne Bock & Bob Konovsky dq
Doug Gilbert & Johnny Gilbert beat Gypsy Joe & Johnny Kace
Mitsu Arakawa drew Ralph Bartleman
Billy Goelz beat Bad Boy Joe
Corrine Cordero beat Shirley Strimple
promoter: Fred Kohler

On Saturday, June 20, 1959, “Wrestling” appeared on channel 2 at 3:00. This was the debut.

6/26/59 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Arena
Billy Goelz vs Ricki Starr
Don Fargo & Jackie Fargo beat Doug Gilbert & Johnny Gilbert
Joe Cervantes vs Porfirio Longaria
Jack Allen vs Jack Wilson
Bull Allen vs Karl Karlsson
promoter: Fred Kohler

On Saturday, June 27, 1959, “Wrestling” appeared on channel 2 at 3:00

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

7/18/59 Chicago TV @ WBBM-TV Studio, CBS affiliate
Pepper Gomez beat Juan Sebastian
Karl Krauser beat Andre Bollet
Gene Kiniski beat Thor Hagen
Otto Von Krupp beat Marvin Mercer
promoter: Eddie Quinn
matchmaker: Ben Bentley
commentator: Bruce Roberts

8/1/59 Chicago TV @ WBBM-TV Studio, CBS affiliate
Lou Thesz beat Tommy O’Toole
Gene Kiniski beat Sammy Berg
promoter: Eddie Quinn
matchmaker: Ben Bentley
commentators: Bruce Roberts, Bobby Managoff Jr.

8/1/59 Chicago, IL @ Stadium
Edouard Carpentier beat Gene Kiniski on a 3rd fall dq
1 Kiniski beat Carpentier 12:46
2 Carpentier beat Kiniski in 4:40
3 Carpentier beat Kiniski dq in 9:30
Lou Thesz beat Larry Moquin in 6:30
Buddy Rogers beat Buddy Rosen dq in 4:10
Pepper Gomez beat Otto Von Krupp in 11:50
Karl Krauser beat Frank Valois in 9:35
Bobby Managoff beat Joe Christie in 11:30
promoter: Eddie Quinn
matchmaker: Ben Bentley
Att: 3,787 fans, net receipts: $9,194.61, $9,243.92
Note: The first wrestling show held at Chicago Stadium since 1951.

8/8/59 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Arena
Carl Engstrom & Johnny Gilbert ddq Bull Allen & Karl Karlsson in 3rd fall
Billy Goelz beat Pete Kovac
Bob Schaeffer beat Bert Glasser
Porfirio Longoria beat Bad Boy Joe
Gypsy Joe drew Zack Malkov
Romana TeSelle beat Marlene Parker
promoter: Fred Kohler

8/15/59 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Arena
Bull Allen vs Johnny Gilbert
promoter: Fred Kohler

8/15/59 Chicago TV @ WBBM-TV Studio, CBS affiliate
Edouard Carpentier beat Joe Christie
Wladek “Killer” Kowalski beat Maurice LaPointe
Bobby Managoff Jr. beat Tommy O’Toole
promoter: Eddie Quinn
matchmaker: Ben Bentley

8/21/59 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Argentina Rocca & Miguel Perez beat Don Fargo & Jackie Fargo on a 3rd fall dq
Ricki Starr beat Jack Wilson
Hans Schnabel & Lou Schnabel beat Johnny Gilbert & Doug Gilbert
El Grande Zuma beat Gypsy Joe
Karl Karlsson beat Carl Engstrom
Farmer McGregor & Little Beaver beat Fuzzy Cupid & Sky Low Low
promoter: Fred Kohler
4,709 fans, 4,309 fans depending on source, net gate: $10,114.50)

8/22/59 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Arena
Hans Schnabel & Lou Schnabel beat Carl Engstrom & Johnny Gilbert 2/3
Karl Karlsson beat Bull Allen 2/3
Billy Goelz drew Porfirio Longoria
Johnny Kace beat Duke DeMetri
Jack Allen beat Gypsy Joe
promoter: Fred Kohler

On Saturday, August 29, 1959, “Championship Wrestling” appeared on channel 2 at 3:00. At midnight was Bengal Lancers.

8/29/59 Chicago, IL @ Stadium
Gene Kiniski beat Edouard Carpentier
Killer Kowalski beat Larry Moquin
Chief Geronimo vs Lou Thesz
Pepper Gomez (?)
promoter: Eddie Quinn
Att: 3,389 fans, net: $8,046.92

8/29/59 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Arena
Roy McClarty beat Karl Karlsson 2/3
Pete Kovac & Jack Wilson beat Lou Eisenhart & Johnny Gilbert 2/3
Corrine Cordero no decision Ramona TeSelle
Porfirio Longoria beat Ernie Pirrone
Johnny Kace beat Zack Malkov
promoter: Fred Kohler

On Saturday, September 12, 1959, “Championship Wrestling” was broadcast on channel2 at 3:00 p.m. At midnight on channel 5, the Bengal Lancers television show featuring Phil Carey and Warren Stevens was on the air. 

9/18/59 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Ricki Starr & El Gran Zuma beat Don Fargo & Jackie Fargo
Hans Schnabel & Lou Schnabel beat Miguel Perez & Eugenio Marin
Rock Hunter drew Roy McClarty
Thor Hagen beat Karl Karlsson
Johnny Gilbert beat Jack Daniels
Shirley Strimple beat Corrine Cordero
promoter: Fred Kohler
Att: 2,818 fans, net gate:$6,414

On Saturday, September 19, 1959, “Championship Wrestling” was broadcast on channel 2 at 3:00 p.m. At midnight on channel 5, “Heavyweight Wrestling” made its debut, on tape from Bridgeport. The wrestling program replaced Bengal Lancers.

9/26/59 Chicago, IL @ Stadium
Special Referee: "Jersey” Joe Walcott
Killer Kowalski beat Gene Kiniski on a 3rd fall COR/utc
3 Kiniski was thrown from the ring during the third fall and was unable to continue 
Edouard Carpentier beat Porfirio Longoria
Sweet Daddy Siki beat Juan Sebastian
Lou Thesz beat Bill McDaniel
Bobby Managoff beat Jack Wilson
Karl Krauser beat Tiger Tasker
Pepper Gomez beat Red Benson
promoter: Eddie Quinn
Att: 4,200 fans, 2,773 fans according to Chicago American, net: $6,365.67

On Saturday, October 3, 1959, “Championship Wrestling” appeared on channel 2 at 3:00 p.m. “Heavyweight Wrestling” appeared on channel 5 at 12:00 midnight.

10/17/59 Chicago, IL @ Stadium
Lou Thesz beat Mighty Ursus
Killer Kowalski beat Pepper Gomez
promoter: Eddie Quinn
Att: 4,201 fans, net: $9,646.12

10/23/59 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Ricki Starr beat Gorgeous George on a 3rd fall dq
1 George won the first in 7:10
2 Starr won the second in 1:55
3 George was dq'ed
Wilbur Snyder beat Killer Lisowski
Don Fargo & Jackie Fargo beat Carl Engstrom & Johnny Gilbert
Jack Wilson beat Lou Eisenhart
Billy Goelz beat Porfirio Longorio
El Gran Zuma beat Otto Von Krupp
promoter: Fred Kohler
referee: Sidney Novak
Att: 5,020 fans
Att: 4,340 fans according to the Chicago American
gate: $12,005.32
net gate according to the Chicago American: $10,745
Note: This show’s crowd was Kohler’s biggest of the year.

11/13/59 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Wilbur Snyder beat Gorgeous George 2-0, 1st fall by dq
1 Snyder beat George by dq in 5:25
2 Snyder beat George in 4:22
Don Fargo & Jackie Fargo beat Mitsu Arakawa & Kinji Shibuya 2/3
Shirley Strimple beat Ramona TeSelle in 15:29
Yukon Eric beat Jack Wilson in 4:03
Billy Goelz beat Pete Kovac in 12:49
Count Coroni beat Tony Labarbra in 5:00
Lou Spindola beat Ray Gordon in 14:07

11/25/59 Chicago, IL @ Stadium
Walter “Killer” Kowalski beat Lou Thesz on a 3rd fall dq when Thesz punched the referee
Pepper Gomez & Antonino Rocca beat Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff
Bobby Managoff Jr. beat Carlos Rodriguez
Gregory Jacque beat Jack Wilson
Lorraine Johnson beat Princess Tona Tomah
Rito Romero beat Juan Sebastian
promoter: Eddie Quinn,
referee: Stan Sarbanek
Att: 7,014 fans or 6,212 fans
Gate: $16,426 or net according to the Chicago American: $14,239.14
Note: This was the biggest gate of the year for any wrestling promotion.

12/11/59 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Texas Death Tag Match, Submission Holds Only
Ricki Starr & El Gran Zuma beat Don Fargo & Jackie Fargo 2/3
Billy Goelz & Carl Engstrom beat Pete Kovac & Porfirio Longoria
Yukon Eric beat Hans Schmidt
Frank Townsend beat Count Coroni
Thor Hagen beat Gene Sanner (Stanlee?)
Johnny Gilbert beat Jack Wilson
promoter: Fred Kohler
Att: 5,026 fans or 4,495 fans
gate: $12,114, net from the Chicago American: $10,972.50
in attendance: Jack Pfefer

Fred Kohler ran six shows at the International Amphitheater in 1959.
Eddie Quinn ran four (or five) Chicago Stadium shows in 1959 drawing 19,654 fans paying $43,556.80.

On Saturday, January 2, 1960, “Heavyweight Wrestling” appeared on channel 5 at 12:00 (midnight). The 3:30 show was pre-empted because of college football.

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

On Saturday, January 9, 1960, “Championship Wrestling” appeared on channel 2 at 3:30. “Wrestling” appeared on channel 5” at 12:00 (midnight).

On Saturday, January 16, 1960, “Championship Wrestling” appeared on channel 2 at 3:30. “Heavyweight Wrestling” appeared on channel 5 at 12:00 (midnight).

1/16/60 Chicago, IL @ Stadium
Killer Kowalski beat Bobby Managoff Jr.
Pedro Escobar beat Bozo Brown
Carl Engstrom drew Pierre LaSalle
Mr Puerto Rico beat Pancho Villa
Greg Jarque beat Tiny York
Little Bear & Ben Figueroa beat Fuzzy Cupid & Billy the Kid
promoter: Eddie Quinn
Att: 8,213 fans, net: $18,826.19

1/23/60 Chicago TV @ WBBM-TV Studio, CBS affiliate
Don Leo Jonathan beat Jack Allen
promoter: Eddie Quinn
commentators: Bruce Roberts, Bobby Managoff

1/29/60 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Luis Martinez & Antonino Rocca beat Hans Schnabel & Lou Schnabel
Great Zuma beat Jackie Fargo
Bull Curry beat Arnold Skaaland
Bearcat Wright beat Harry Lewis
Bruno Sammartino beat Angelo Poffo
Yukon Eric beat Don Fargo
The Sheik beat Abe Jacobs
promoter: Fred Kohler
att: 8,625, gate: $23,030
Note: According to the Chicago Daily Tribune, the attendance was 8,293.

On Saturday, January 30, 1960, “Championship Wrestling” appeared on channel 2 at 3:30. “Heavyweight Wrestling” appeared on channel 5 at 12:00 (midnight).

2/6/60 Chicago TV @ WBBM-TV Studio, CBS affiliate
Don Leo Jonathan beat Jim Shaeffer
promoter: Eddie Quinn
commentators: Bruce Roberts, Bobby Managoff

2/6/60 Chicago, IL @ Stadium
Killer Kowalski no decision Bobby Managoff Jr.
1 Managoff won the first fall
2 no decision after Managoff used a chair, knocking Kowalski out.
Pepper Gomez drew Don Leo Jonathan
Rito Romero beat Jack O'Reilly
Pedro Escobar & Greg Jarque beat Ivan Kalmikoff & Karol Kalmikoff
Carl Engstrom drew Juan Sebastian
Pancho Villa drew Sammy Ford
promoter: Eddie Quinn
matchmaker: Bobby Managoff
Att: 6,821 fans or 6,225 fans depending on source, net: $14,507.25

2/13/60 Chicago TV @ WBBM-TV Studio, CBS affiliate
Don Leo Jonathan beat Jim Grabmire
promoter: Eddie Quinn
commentators: Bruce Roberts, Bobby Managoff Jr.

2/19/60 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
NWA Champion Pat O'Connor beat Bull Curry 2/3
Antonino Rocca beat The Sheik
Bruno Sammartino beat Harry Lewis
Johnny Valentine beat Chief War Cloud
Bearcat Wright beat Skull Murphy
Don Fargo & Jackie Fargo ddq Luis Martinez & Miguel Martinez
promoter:  Fred Kohler
att: 8,025 fans or 7,651 fans according to the Chicago American
gate: $21,009.84, net: $19,405.50 according to the Chicago American
Note: The official arena program for this show stated: “New Regime in Chicago; Out with the Old TV Stars and In with the New!”

2/26/60 Chicago, IL @ Stadium
Killer Kowalski & Don Leo Jonathan beat Bobby Managoff Jr & Pepper Gomez 2/3
Kinji Shibuya & Taro Myaki drew Rito Romero & Gory Guerrero
Lou Thesz beat Cowboy Rocky Lee
Larry Moquin beat Bozo Brown
Chico Garza beat Pierre LaSalle
Buddy Rogers beat Sweet Daddy Siki
promoter: Eddie Quinn
matchmaker:Bobby Managoff
Att: 5,422 fans or 3,676 fans according to the Chicago American, net: $8,400.82

On Saturday, February 27, 1960, “Heavyweight Wrestling” appeared on channel 5 at 12:00 midnight. The show originated from Bridgeport, Connecticut.

3/19/60 Waukegan, IL @ High School Gym
Rocky Lee & Taru Myaki vs Manuel Cortez & Johnny Rougeau
Ray Gordon vs Rock Hunter
Larry Moquin vs Pierre LaSalle
promoter: Eddie Quinn

4/1/60 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Johnny Valentine drew Bearcat Wright when the 3rd fall expired at the 96:00 mark
Don Fargo & Jackie Fargo beat Red Bastien & Lou Bastien on a 3rd fall dq
Argentina Zuma beat Chet Wallick
Bruno Sammartino & Yukon Eric beat Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff 2-0
Rito Romero drew Johnny Kace
promoter:  Fred Kohler
att: 10,160 fans, between 500-several thousand turned away, gate: $31,169.40
Notes: Police were called to “emergency plan 3,” and 27 police squads were called to the scene. An estimated 300 fans charged through barricades.

4/2/60 Waukegan, IL @ High School Gym
World Champion Lou Thesz vs Killer Kowalski
Big Bill McDaniels vs Pedro Escobar
Big Tiny York vs Eugenio Marin
Shirley Strimple vs Ramona TeSelle
Promoter: Eddie Quinn

4/9/60 Chicago, IL @ Stadium
Killer Kowalski and Don Leo Jonathan no contest Lou Thesz and Big Daddy Lipscomb
Cyclone Anaya beat Lee Henning
Pancho Lopez and Brown Panther beat Sky Low Low and Fuzzy Cupid
Eugenio Marin beat Larry Moquin
Pedro Escobar beat John Swenski
Manuel Cortez drew Pierre LaSalle
Johnny Rougeau drew Mike Paidousis
att: 8,981

4/29/60 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Argentina Rocca & Bearcat Wright beat Don Fargo & Jackie Fargo 2/3
Chief Big Heart ddq Dr. Jerry Graham 8:40
Red Bastien & Lou Bastien beat Pat Kelly & Skull Murphy 2/3
Bruno Sammartino beat Chet Wallick 10:20
Buddy Rogers beat Billy Darnell 6:15
Johnny Gilbert beat Harry Lewis in 8:07
Billy Goelz beat Johnny Kace dq in 10:19
promoter: Fred Kohler
att: 7,130, gate: $19,046.20

4/30/60 Chicago TV @ WBBM-TV Studio, CBS affiliate
Don Leo Jonathan & Wladek “Killer” Kowalski beat Sammy Ford & Billy McDaniels
promoter: Eddie Quinn
commentators: Bruce Roberts, Bobby Managoff Jr.

4/30/60 Waukegan, IL @ High School Gym
World Champion Lou Thesz vs Killer Kowalski
Johnny Rougeau & Larry Moquin vs Tommy O'Toole & Big Bill McDaniels
Sammy Ford vs Pierre LaSalle
promoter: Eddie Quinn

4/30/60 Zion, IL
Jackie Fargo vs Bruno Sammartino

5/7/60 Chicago, IL @ Stadium
Special Referee: Jersey Joe Walcott
Lou Thesz & Big Daddy Lipscomb beat Killer Kowalski & Pete Managoff when Lipscomb pinned Kowalski after the Killer was punched by Walcott in the 3rd fall.
Larry Moquin & Manuel Cortez beat Rock Hunter & Mike Paidousis
Gory Guerrero beat Zack Malkov
Cyclone Anaya beat Cowboy Rocky Lee
Joe Swiderski beat Pierre LaSalle
Eugenio Marin beat Bozo Brown
promoter: Eddie Quinn
matchmaker: Bobby Managoff
referee: Jack Sharkey
Att: 8,003 fans

5/21/60 Chicago, IL @ Stadium
Gene Lipscomb & Lou Thesz beat Wild Man Colt (sub Don Leo Jonathan) & Killer Kowalski 2/3
1 Colt & Kowalski won the first in 10:30
2 Lipscomb & Thesz won the second in 6:00
3 Lipscomb & Thesz won the third in 5:30
Chief Little Beaver & Red Taylor beat Irish Jackie & Pee Wee James 2/3
Cyclone Anaya beat Pierre LaSalle in 16:10
Larry Moquin beat Don DeCortez in 7:20
Joe Swiderski beat Mike Paidousis in 12:55
Johnny Rougeau beat Zack Malkov in 11:06
promoter: Eddie Quinn
matchmaker: Bobby Managoff
referees: Rocky Marciano, Jersey Joe Walcott

6/4/60 Chicago, IL @ Stadium
Killer Kowalski beat Big Daddy Lipscomb
Lou Thesz beat Fred Atkins
Cyclone Anaya beat Mike Paidousis
Manuel Cortez drew Zack Malkov
Joe Swiderski beat Bozo Brown
Greg Jarque & Eugenio Marin drew Mighty Atlas & Pierre LaSalle
promoter: Eddie Quinn

6/18/60 Chicago, IL @ Stadium
Killer Kowalski beat Lou Thesz
Fred Atkins beat Johnny Rougeau
Joe "Tiger" Tomasso beat Donn Lewin
Gory Guerrero beat Larry Moquin
Manuel Cortez beat Pierre LaSalle
Lorraine Johnson & Kathy Starr drew Laura Martinez & Judy Glover
promoter: Eddie Quinn
matchmaker: Bobby Managoff

On Saturday, June 18, 1960, “Championship Wrestling” was on channel 2 at 3:30 from the WBBM-TV Studios. Bruce Roberts acted as the lead commentator. At 12:00 midnight, “Heavyweight Wrestling” was on channel 5. This was likely the show from the East.

6/24/60 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Bearcat Wright beat Pampero Firpo in 12:42
Buddy Rogers beat Sweet Daddy Siki in 17:45
Eddie Graham beat Prince Maiava
Haystack Calhoun beat Pat Kelly
Bruno Sammartino beat Skull Murphy
The Sheik beat Johnny Walker
Chief Big Heart beat Judo Jack Terry
promoter: Fred Kohler
att: 10,633

7/6/60 Chicago, IL @ Stadium
Edouard Carpentier & Lou Thesz beat Killer Kowalski & Reggie Lisowski
Penny Banner & Lorraine Johnson beat Laura Martinez & Millie Stafford
Donn Lewin beat Zack Malkov
Manuel Cortez beat Bozo Brown
Larry Moquin beat Jack Wilson
Pedro Escobar beat Don Lee
promoter: Eddie Quinn

7/26/60 Chicago, IL @ Stadium
Edouard Carpentier beat Killer Kowalski
Donn Lewin drew Larry Moquin
Joe Swiderski beat Don Lee
Ovila Asselin beat Bob “Legs” Langevin
Big Daddy Lipscomb & Lou Thesz beat Don Leo Jonathan & Killer Kowalski
Cowboy Bradley & Farmer Pete beat Beau Brummel & Tiny Roe
promoter: Eddie Quinn

7/29/60 Chicago, IL @ Comiskey Park
NWA Champion Pat O'Connor beat Yukon Eric 2-0
1 O’Connor beat Eric in 5:00
2 O’Connor beat Eric in 3:30
US Champion Buddy Rogers beat Bearcat Wright in 12:40
Eddie Graham no contest Sweet Daddy Siki
Chief Big Heart beat Kowalski (Wladek or Stan?)
Abe Jacobs beat Johnny Walker
The Sheik beat Prince Maiava
Haystack Calhoun ddq Bruno Sammartino
Little Beaver & Red Taylor beat Dandy Andy & Bennie Burke
att: 30,275, gate: $89,675
In Attendance: Illinois State Athletic Commission Chief Wrestling Inspector Al Williams
Note: Bill Veeck’s $300,000 scoreboard went off every time there was a pinfall.

7/30/60 Chicago TV @ WBBM-TV Studio, CBS affiliate
Lou Thesz beat Rock Hunter
promoter: Eddie Quinn
commentators: Bruce Roberts, Bobby Managoff Jr.

8/6/60 Chicago, IL @ Stadium
Edouard Carpentier & Lou Thesz beat Killer Kowalski & Reggie Lisowski
Penny Banner & Lorraine Johnson beat Laura Martinez & Millie Stafford
Manuel Cortez beat Bozo Brown
Larry Moquin beat Jack Wilson
Donn Lewin beat Zack Malkov
Pedro Escobar beat Don Lee
promoter: Eddie Quinn
matchmaker: Bobby Managoff
Note: Reportedly the 19th show under the direction of Quinn and Managoff at Chicago Stadium.

Note: Eddie Quinn’s operations in Chicago reportedly ended in August 1960.

8/19/60 Chicago, IL @ Comiskey Park
Bearcat Wright & Sweet Daddy Siki no contest Buddy Rogers & Eddie Graham
Red Bastien & Lou Bastien beat Frankie Gabor & Johnny Gabor
Fabulous Kangaroos Al Costello & Roy Heffernan beat Prince Maiava & Johnny Walker
Karol Krauser beat Moose Cholak
Haystack Calhoun beat the Sheik
Darling Dagmar beat Baby Cheryl
promoter: Fred Kohler
referees: James Rallas, Ed Whalen
att: 17,206, gate: $52,350.40
Note: Fred Kohler predicted an attendance of 35,000.

9/16/60 Chicago, IL @ Comiskey Park
Bearcat Wright beat Killer Kowalski on a 3rd fall dq
1 Kowalski beat Wright in 12:47,
2 Wright beat Kowalski in 4:00
3 Kowlaski was dq'ed in 7:34
Buddy Rogers beat Haystack Calhoun in 12:02
Karl Krauser drew Crusher Lisowski 30:00
Edouard Carpentier beat Frankie Gabor in 8:54
Johnny Gilbert beat Skull Murphy 4:44
Sweet Daddy Siki beat Johnny Gabor 8:06
Fabulous Kangaroos Al Costello & Roy Heffernan beat Red Bastien & Lou Bastien 2/3
Eddie Graham beat Arnold Skaaland not listed in Chicago Tribune.
promoter: Fred Kohler
att: 26,731, gate: $81,549.40

10/7/60 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Sweet Daddy Siki & Bearcat Wright drew Fabulous Kangaroos Al Costello & Roy Heffernan when the 60 minute time limit expired in the 3rd fall
1 Kangaroos won the first fall in 18:46
2 Siki & Wright won the second in 27:00
3 The 60 minute time limit eexpired before either team could score another fall
Mark Lewin & Don Curtis beat Hans Hermann & Porfirio Longoria 2-0
Buddy Rogers beat Red Bastien in 11:45
Lou Bastien beat Chet Wallick in 4:02
Crusher Lisowski beat Arnold Skaaland in 9:33
Tito Carreon beat Angelo Savoldi in 11:50
promoter: Fred Kohler
att: 11,020, gate: $38,108

11/11/60 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
NWA Champion Pat O'Connor beat Crusher Lisowski 12:22
US Champion Buddy Rogers beat Lou Bastien in 9:32
Fabulous Kangaroos Al Costello & Roy Heffernan drew Mark Lewin & Don Curtis
Johnny Valentine beat Haystack Calhoun COR
Red Bastien beat Wild Red Berry
Tito Carreon beat Skull Murphy
Billy Goelz beat Judo Jack Terry
promoter: Fred Kohler
att: 10,965

11/16/60 Chicago, Il @ Stadium
Killer Kowalski beat Bobby Managoff
Mr. Puerto Rico beat Pancho Villa
Carl Engstrom beat Pierre LaSalle
Greg Jarque beat Tiny York
Pedro Escobar beat Bozo Brown
Little Bear & Ben Figueroa beat Billy the Kid & Fuzzy Cupid
promoter: Eddie Quinn
Note: This card likely did not happen.

12/9/60 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Buddy Rogers no contest Johnny Valentine in 21:00 when the match was stopped due to blood
Sweet Daddy Siki & Bearcat Wright beat Fabulous Kangaroos Al Costello & Roy Heffernan dq
Ben Sharpe & Mike Sharpe beat Red Bastien & Lou Bastien dq
Boris Volkoff beat Sandor Kovacs 13:30
Tito Carreon beat Nicoli Volkoff dq in 7:05
Dick Steinborn beat Skull Murphy in 17:20
promoter: Fred Kohler
att: 12,011 fans, sellout with overflow, record
gate: $35,132.26

12/30/60 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
US Champion Buddy Rogers beat Johnny Valentine 2/3
Sweet Daddy Siki & Bearcat Wright no contest Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff
Dick Steinborn drew Crusher Lisowski
Mighty Atlas beat Arnold Skaaland
Billy Goelz beat Johnny Kace
Jose Betancourt & Tito Carreon beat Angelo Savoldi & Chet Wallick not listed in newspaper
promoter: Fred Kohler
att: 8,175, gate: $23,343.63

1/20/61 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Fabulous Kangaroos Al Costello & Roy Heffernan beat TitoCarreon & Antonino Rocca
Don Curtis and Mark Lewin beat Boris Volkoff & NicoliVolkoff
Bruno Sammartino beat Eddie Graham
Crusher Lisowski drew Sweet Daddy Siki
Mighty Atlas beat Angelo Savoldi
Dick Steinborn beat Hans Schmidt
promoter: Fred Kohler

2/3/61 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Buddy Rogers beat Dick Steinborn 2/3
Al Costello & Fred Atkins (sub Roy Heffernan) beat Tito Carreon & Sweet Daddy Siki 2/3
Haystack Calhoun beat Moose Cholak in 12:00
Jose Betancourt beat Tony Altomare in 12:04
Mighty Atlas beat Jack Allen in 16:12
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat Abe Jacobs & Sandor Kovacs 2/3
promoter: Fred Kohler
Att: 4,492 fans, bad weather affected the crowd, gate: $11,119.34

2/24/61 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
US Champion Buddy Rogers beat Johnny Valentine COR in 18:12
Fabulous Kangaroos Al Costello & Roy Heffernan beat Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff
Jack Allen & Rudi Saturski beat The Sicilians Lou Albano & Tony Altomare
Bruno Sammartino beat Mighty Atlas
Haystacks Calhoun beat Fred Atkins
Karl Von Hess beat Billy Goelz
promoter: Fred Kohler
Att: 12,075 fans, sellout

3/17/61 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Buddy Rogers beat Art Thomas dq when Thomas failed to break his bearhug while tied up in the ropes
Fabulous Kangaroos Al Costello & Roy Heffernan beat Primo Carnera & Dick Steinborn 2/3
The Sicilians Lou Albano & Tony Altomare beat Mark Lewin & Don Curtis 2/3
Karl Von Hess beat Arnold Skaaland
Crusher Lisowski beat Jose Betancourt
Mighty Atlas beat Fred Atkins
promoter: Fred Kohler
referee: Fred Ledebuhr
Att: 11,635 fans, gate: $31,436  

3/25/61 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Jose Betancourt vs Crusher Lisowski
George Kramer vs Moose Cholak
Jack Allen & Rudy Jacob vs The Sicilians
Dick Steinborn vs. Karl Von Hess
Promoter: Fred Kohler
Note: taped matches from previous Amphitheater shows, Broadcast on WBKB channel 7

4/14/61 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Buddy Rogers beat Haystacks Calhoun dq in 11:42
Sweet Daddy Siki & Art Thomas beat The Sicilians Lou Albano & Tony Altomare
Crusher Lisowski drew Johnny Valentine
Apollo (Vittorio Argentina Apollo) beat Miguel Torres
Jose Betancourt beat Fred Atkins
Moose Cholak beat Bearcat Wright
Johnny Gilbert beat Judo Jack Terry
promoter: Fred Kohler
Att: 11,000 fans

4/28/61 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Special Referee: “Jersey” Joe Walcott
Buddy Rogers beat Art Thomas in 13:00
Primo Carnera beat Hans Schmidt dq in 5:20
Crusher Lisowski beat Sweet Daddy Siki dq
The Sicilians Lou Albano & Tony Altomare beat Johnny Gilbert & Billy Goelz 2/3
Argentina Apollo beat Fred Atkins in 12 seconds
Mighty Joe beat Miguel Torres in 13:37
Mighty Atlas beat Jose Betancourt in 11:25
promoter: Fred Kohler
referee: Jersey Joe Walcott
Att: 11,816 fans

5/12/61 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
NWA Champion Pat O'Connor beat Hans Schmidt in 15:23
US Champion Buddy Rogers beat Primo Carnera in 8:46
Fabulous Kangaroos Al Costello & Roy Heffernan beat The Sicilians Lou Albano & Tony Altomare 2/3
Argentina Apollo beat Johnny Kace
Crusher Lisowski beat Mighty Joe
Johnny Valentine beat Moose Cholak
promoter: Fred Kohler
att: 6,420

5/26/61 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
NWA Champion Pat O'Connor beat Crusher Lisowski in 26:20
Sweet Daddy Siki & Art Thomas ddq Fabulous Kangaroos Al Costello & Roy Heffernan
Dick Steinborn beat Mighty Atlas dq
Moose Cholak beat Fred Atkins
Johnny Kace beat Johnny Gilbert
promoter: Fred Kohler
att: 6,012
Note: Betty Clark & Babe Bittner beat Shirley Strimple & Corrine Cordero match not listed in newspaper accounts.

5/31/61 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Arena
United States Heavyweight Champion Buddy Rogers beat The Angel dq in 15:30
Rogers was originally scheduled to wrestle Johnny Valentine, who was injured on Tuesday in Hammond.
Johnny Gilbert & Billy Goelz beat Gino Angelo & Porfirio Longoria
Jack Wilson beat Jose Betancourt
Santiago Agusta beat Ray Zilks
Lady Atlas beat Betty Clark
promoter: Fred Kohler
Att: 1,013 fans
Note: Kohler offered fans their money back after Valentine’s no show and 20 people took it.

6/14/61 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Arena
Sweet Daddy Siki beat The Crusher on a 2nd fall dq
Fred Atkins & Roy Heffernan beat Hank Lane & Tony LarBarber
Hans Schmidt beat Mighty Joe
Johnny Kace beat Jose Betancourt
promoter: Fred Kohler

6/30/61 Chicago, IL @ Comiskey Park
Buddy Rogers beat Pat O'Connor 2/3 to win the NWA Heavyweight Title
1 Rogers pinned O’Connor for the first fall in 8:30
2 O’Connor pinned Rogers for the second fall in 6:00 with a reverse cradlehold
3 Rogers pinned O’Connor after a missed dropkick in 7:00
Rogers was the United States Heavyweight Champion. Rogers was accompanied by Bobby Davis.
Sweet Daddy Siki & Sailor Art Thomas & Johnny Valentine beat Wild Red Berry & Fabulous Kangaroos Al Costello & Roy Heffernan 2/3
Vittorio Argentina Apollo beat Mighty Atlas in 10:25
Antonino Rocca beat Kurt Von Hess in 9:15
The Angel beat Moose Cholak dq in 7:15
Bob Orton beat Dick Steinborn in 13:10
Fred Atkins beat Hans Schmidt
promoters: Fred Kohler and Vincent J.McMahon
referees: Fred Ledebuhr, Stan Sarbarneck
announcer: Leonard Sterling
commentator: George Brenard
In Attendance: Vincent McMahon, Joe “Toots” Mondt, Fred Kohler, Nick Londes, Jules Strongbow, Sam Muchnick
Att: 38,622, Gate: $125,000
Note: George Brenard for “Wrestling Champions” stated that 50,000+ wrestling fans were in attendance.

7/1/61 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Arena
promoter: Fred Kohler

On Saturday, July 1, 1961, “Wrestling Champions” appeared on channel 7 at 11:00. 
“Heavyweight Wrestling” was on at 11:45 on channel 5.

7/5/61 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Arena
Johnny Kace vs Sweet Daddy Siki
Jose Betancourt & Carl Engstrom vs The Crusher & Porforia Longoria
Mighty Sampson vs Dale Patrick
Count Coronni vs Mighty Joe
promoter: Fred Kohler

7/29/61 Chicago, IL @ Comiskey Park
NWA Champion Buddy Rogers beat Art Thomas in 11:22
Antonino Rocca & Argentina Apollo beat Fabulous Kangaroos Al Costello & Roy Heffernan on a 3rd fall dq
Bruno Sammartino beat The Crusher
Bob Orton beat Sweet Daddy Siki
Killer Kowalski drew Johnny Valentine
Haystack Calhoun beat The Angel
Lalo Rodriguez beat Hans Schmidt dq
promoter: Fred Kohler
Att: 14,292 fans

8/2/61 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Arena
NWA World Heavyweight Champion Buddy Rogers appears
promoter: Fred Kohler

Fred Kohler was elected National Wrestling Alliance President on August 24, 1961 at a meeting in Toronto, replacing Frank Tunney.

9/1/61 Chicago, IL @ Comiskey Park
NWA champion Buddy Rogers beat Pat O'Connor on a 3rd fall COR
Wild Red Berry & Bobby Davis beat Haystack Calhoun & Mr Puerto Rico
Mark Lewin & Don Curtis beat Sweet Daddy Siki & Art Thomas
Argentina Rocca & Argentina Apollo beat The Sicians Lou Albano & Tony Altomare
Bruno Sammartino beat Moose Cholak dq
Johnny Valentine beat Bob Orton
promoter: Fred Kohler
referee: Fred Ledebuhr
Att: 20,015, gate: $63,326

9/29/61 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Antonino Rocca & Argentina Apollo beat Mark Lewin & Don Curtis 2/3
Fabulous Kangaroos Al Costello & Roy Heffernan beat Johnny Valentine & Lalo Rodriguez 2/3
Killer Kowalski drew Bruno Sammartino
Handicap Match
Haystacks Calhoun beat Judy Jack Terry & Miguel Torres
Sweet Daddy Siki beat Angelo Savoldi
promoter: Fred Kohler

10/13/61 Palatine, IL @ Palatine Township High School
The Crusher vs Johnny Valentine
Moose Cholak vs Luis Martinez
Babe Bittner vs Barbara Kopplin
Jack Owens & Paul Shepard vs Paul Henning & Lalo Rodriguez
promoter: Fred Kohler
sponsored by: Square and Compass Club
benefit for youth activities

10/20/61 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Johnny Valentine & Bruno Sammartino beat Buddy Rogers & Bob Orton when Sammartino beat Rogers with a bear hug in the 3rd fall
Crusher Lisowski beat Carl Engstrom
Shohei Baba beat Jack Allen
Sweet Daddy Siki beat Johnny Kace
Mr. Sato & Great Togo beat Billy Goelz & Johnny Gilbert
Mark Lewin & Don Curtis ddq Jim Hady & Luis Martinez
promoter: Fred Kohler
att: 5,706, gate: $15,293.49

11/10/61 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
NWA Champion Buddy Rogers beat Bruno Sammartino
1 Sammartino beat Rogers
2 Rogers beat Sammartino
3 Rogers beat Sammartino
Antonino Rocca & Argentine Apollo beat Great Togo & Mr. Sato
Santiago Acosta & Miguel Perez beat Lou Albano & Johnny Kace
John Paul Henning beat Fred Atkins
Art Thomas beat Moose Cholak
Shohei Baba beat Sweet Daddy Siki
promoter: Fred Kohler
Att: 7,513, Gate: $20,008.29

On Saturday, November 11, 1961, wrestling appeared four times on television. First, it appeared at 2:00 on channel 3 as “Wrestling.” At 3:00 on channel 4, “Wrestling Champions” appeared. “Wrestling” appeared on channel 35 at 5:00. “Heavyweight Wrestling” appeared on channel 5 at 11:45.

12/8/61 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Sweet Daddy Siki & Art Thomas & Bearcat Wright beat Shohei Giant Baba & Great Togo & Mr. Sato 2-0, 1st fall by dq
1 Siki, Thomas and Wright won the first fall by dq in 11:23
2 Siki, Thomas and Wright won the second in 2:40
Fabulous Kangaroos Al Costello & Roy Heffernan beat Bruno Sammartino & Argentina Apollo
Crusher Lisowski beat Haystack Calhoun
Antonino Rocca beat Bob Orton 
Billy Goelz beat Miguel Torres
Jean Lane beat Babe Bittner
promoter: Fred Kohler
Att: 9,384 fans

1/5/62 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Bearcat Wright dcor Shohei Giant Baba
Antonino Rocca beat Crusher Lisowski in 12:16
Bruno Sammartino & Argentina Apollo beat Fabulous Kangaroos Al Costello & Roy Heffernan 2/3
The Sicialians Lou Albano & Tony Altomare beat Billy Goelz & Johnny Gilbert
Jose Bettancourt beat Mighty Atlas
Fred Atkins beat Mr. Sato
promoter: Fred Kohler
6,455 fans, gate: $16,278

1/26/62 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
NWA Champion Buddy Rogers beat Johnny Valentine 2/3
1 Rogers won the first fall in 13:22
2 Valentine won the second in 4:10
3 Rogers won the third in 4:05
Bearcat Wright beat Shohei Baba
Johnny Kace beat Sweet Daddy Siki
Fred Atkins beat Mighty Atlas
The Sicilians Lou Albano & Tony Altomare beat Jack Allen & Billy Goelz 2/3
Skull Murphy & Brute Bernard beat Jose Betancourt & Santiago Acosta 2-0
promoter: Fred Kohler
Att: 10,279 fans

2/23/62 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
NWA Champion Buddy Rogers beat Billy Darnell 2/3
1 Darnell won the first fall in 5:30
2 Rogers won the second with a figure-four leglock in 15:18
3 Rogers won the third when Darnell was unable to continue
Shohei Baba & Brute Bernard & Skull Murphy beat Argentina Apollo & Bearcat Wright & Miguel Torres 2-0
Bob Orton & Great Scott beat Farmer Marlin & Jack Allen
Mr Suzuki beat Fred Atkins
Jean Lane beat Betty Clark
promoter: Fred Kohler
Att: 8,216 fans

3/9/62 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
NWA Champion Buddy Rogers beat Shohei Baba 2-0
1 Rogers beat Baba in 4:25
2 Rogers beat Baba in 5:04
Bearcat Wright & Johnny Valentine beat Fabulous Kangaroos Al Costello & Roy Heffernan dq
Bob Orton & Great Scott drew Bob Ellis & Miguel Perez
Johnny Kace beat Johnny Rebel
Johnny Gilbert beat Mr. Suzuki
Billy Goelz beat Fred Atkins dq
promoter: Fred Kohler
Att: 8,842 fans

3/30/62 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
NWA Champion Buddy Rogers beat Art Thomas 2/3
1 Rogers won the first fall
2 Thomas won the second fall
3 Rogers won the third fall 
Bob Ellis & Johnny Vallentine beat Great Scott & Bob Orton
Nicoli Volkoff drew Billy Goelz
Johnny Gilbert beat Miguel Torres
Fabulous Kangaroos Al Costello & Roy Heffernan & Wild Red Berry beat Antonino Rocca & Argentina Apollo & Miguel Perez
promoter: Fred Kohler
Att: 7,712 fans

4/13/62 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
NWA Champion Buddy Rogers beat Antonino Rocca on a 2nd fall dq, 1st fall by dq as well
1 Rogers beat Rocca dq
2 Rogers beat Rocca dq
Fabulous Kangaroos Al Costello & Roy Heffernan beat Shohei Baba & Mr. Suzuki dq
Billy Darnell beat Moose Cholak
Bobo Brazil beat Angelo Savoldi
Art Thomas & Miguel Perez beat The Sicialians Lou Albano & Tony Altomare
Fred Atkins drew Johnny Kace
promoter: Fred Kohler
Att: 5,519 fans, gate: $14,225

5/4/62 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Shohei Baba beat Billy Darnell in 20:04
Antonino Rocca & Edouard Carpentier beat Bob Orton & Great Scott 2-0
Bobo Brazil beat Red Grupe
Karl Von Hess beat Billy Goelz
Eugenio Marin beat Angelo Savoldi
The Mongol beat Fred Atkins
Rita Crawford beat Corrine Cordero
promoter: Fred Kohler
Att: 3,746 fans

5/18/62 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
NWA Champion Buddy Rogers beat Antonino Rocca 2/3
1 Rocca won the first fall in 7:30
2 Rogers won the second in 7:01
3 Rogers won the third when Rocca was unable to continue
Shohei Baba beat Art Thomas in 8:18
Bobo Brazil beat Mr. Suzuki in 2:20
Edouard Carpentier beat Red Grupe in 2:55
Bob Konovsky beat Fred Atkins in 7:31
The Mongol beat Angelo Savoldi in 4:31
Pee Wee James beat Billy The Kid in 8:45
Jean Lane beat Rita Crawford in 6:34
promoter: Fred Kohler
Att: 5,762 fans, gate: $14,142

6/8/62 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Bobo Brazil beat Shohei Baba in 11:10 when Baba was unable to continue
Edouard Carpentier beat Bobby Davis in 1:04 to earn a match with NWA Champion Buddy Rogers
Johnny Valentine beat Moose Cholak
The Mongol beat Eugenio Marin
Fabulous Kangaroos Al Costello & Roy Heffernan beat Billy Goelz & Miguel Perez
Angelo Poffo drew Billy Darnell
Karl Von Hess beat Fred Atkins
promoter: Fred Kohler Att: 4,162 fans, gate: $10,226

7/27/62 Chicago, IL @ Comiskey Park
NWA Champion Buddy Rogers beat Edouard Carpentier 2/3
Fabulous Kangaroos Al Costello & Roy Heffernan beat Bobo Brazil & Art Thomas in 12:20
Antonino Rocca beat Hans Schmidt dq in 11:45
Johnny Barend beat Billy Darnell in 3:05
Shohei Baba beat Tim Hampton in 6:45
Antonio Manousis beat Golden Terror in 12:40
Pearl Bates & Virginia Franklin beat Babs Wingo & Fuzzy Robinson
Little Beaver beat Sonny Boy Cassidy
The Mongol beat Miguel Perez in 7:40
Note: Johnny Valentine beat Karl Von Hess not listed in newspaper accounts of the card.
promoter: Fred Kohler
publicity: Dick Axman
Att: 18,010 fans, gate: $55,719

8/17/62 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Bobo Brazil & Edouard Carpentier beat Fabulous Kangaroos Al Costello & Roy Heffernan dq
Killer Kowalski beat Shohei Baba dq
Johnny Barend beat Red Bastien
Billy Darnell beat Angelo Poffo dq
Hans Schmidt drew Tony Manousis
The Mongol beat Johnny Gilbert
Johnny Kace beat Arnold Skaaland
promoter: Fred Kohler

9/7/62 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Edouard Carpentier beat Killer Kowalski (sub Buddy Rogers) on a 3rd fall dq
1 Kowalski won the first fall in 12:00
2 Carpentier won the second in 13:13
3 Kowalski was dq'ed in 11:10 when he refused to break a hold
Bobo Brazil beat Johnny Barend
Moose Cholak beat Bruno Sammartino
Johnny Valentine & Antonino Rocca beat Johnny Kace & Nicoli Volkoff
The Mongol beat Billy Goelz
The Bavarian Boys Rudi Jacobs & Harry Wenzl beat Angelo Savoldi & Bob Legs Langevin
Note: Buddy Rogers was reportedly "injured."
promoter: Fred Kohler
Att: 7,266 fans, gate: $19,425

9/28/62 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Bobo Brazil & Edouard Carpentier beat Buddy Rogers & Johnny Barend on a 2nd fall dq
1 Bobo Brazil pinned Barend
2 Buddy Rogers & Johnny Barend were dq'ed
Killer Kowalski beat Haystack Calhoun
Antonino Rocca beat Karl Von Hess
The Mongol beat Arnold Skaaland
Bavarian Boys Rudi Jacobs & Harry Wenzl beat Gary Hart & Johnny Kace
Argentina Apollo beat Hans Schmidt
promoter: Fred Kohler, Att: 7,448 fans

10/19/62 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
NWA Champion Buddy Rogers beat Edouard Carpentier 2/3 when Carpentier was unable to continue
1 Carpentier won the first fall in 9:45
2 Rogers won the second with a figure four grapevine
3 Carpentier could not continue due to an injured knee
Bobo Brazil beat Hans Schmidt
Bavarian Boys Rudi Jacobs & Harry Wenzl beat Fabulous Kangaroos Al Costello & Roy Heffernan 2/3
Jack Wilson drew Carl Engstrom
Magnificent Maurice & Johnny Barend beat Billy Goelz & Johnny Gilbert 2/3
Jean Lane ddq Betty Clark in 33:00
promoter: Fred Kohler

11/9/62 Chicago, IL @ Amphitheatre
NWA Champion Buddy Rogers beat Bobo Brazil on a 3rd fall dq
Killer Kowalski beat Shohei Baba
Johnny Barend & Magnificent Maurice ddq Bavarian Boys Rudi Jacobs & Harry Wenzl
Larry Chene beat Red Kelly
Kurt Von Stroheim beat Pete Kovac
Bob Konovsky beat Maurice Roberre
Buddy Austin beat Fred Atkins
promoter: Fred Kohler
Att: 10,415 fans

12/7/62 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Bobo Brazil & Bavarian Boys Harry Wenzl & Rudi Jacobs beat Killer Kowalski & Johnny Barend & Magnificent Maurice on a 3rd fall dq
1 Kowalski pinned Jacobs in 8:40
2 Brazil pinned Barend in 3:21
3 Killer Kowalski & Johnny Barend & Magnificent Maurice were dq'ed in 4:11
El Gaucho beat Karl Von Hess in 5:06
Buddy Austin beat Antonio Manousis in 12:42
Larry Chene beat Hans Schmidt dq in 12:06
Kurt Von Stroheim beat Maurice Roberre in 15:30
Bob Konovsky beat Johnny Gilbert in 18:03
promoter: Fred Kohler

12/28/62 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Bobo Brazil drew Killer Kowalski when the 60 minute time limit expired in the 3rd fall
1 Kowalski beat Brazil
2 Brazil beat Kowalski
3 The 60 minute time expired before either man could score another fall
Moose Cholak beat Johnny Gilbert
Moose Cholak beat Shohei Baba
Bavarian Boys Rudi Jacobs & Harry Wenzl ddq Kurt Von Stroheim & El Gaucho in 3rd fall
Larry Chene beat Johnny Kace
Buddy Austin beat Antonio Manousis
Farmer Pete beat Pancho Lopez
promoter: Fred Kohler
Att: 7,012 fans

1/18/63 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
NWA Champion Buddy Rogers beat Bobo Brazil 2/3
1 Brazil won the first fall in 11:30
2 Rogers won the second in 4:30
3 Rogers won the third in 6:20
Dory Dixon beat Johnny Kace in 5:41
Buddy Austin beat Miguel Perez in 13:08
Bavarian Boys Rudi Jacobs & Harry Wenzl beat Gary Hart & Red Kelly (sub Tolos Brothers) 2-0
Larry Chene beat El Gaucho in 10:08
Moose Cholak beat Pete Kovac in 9:00
Billy Goelz beat Kurt Von Stroheim in 11:46
promoter: Fred Kohler
referee: Percy Franklin
Att: 9,864 fans, gate: $28,149

On January 24, 1963, Lou Thesz defeated Buddy Rogers for the National Wrestling Alliance World Heavyweight Title in Toronto.

Kohler had a major rift with the rest of the National Wrestling Alliance, possibly because of the way Rogers’ reign ended. With a talent sharing deal with the Capitol Wrestling Corporation in place, Kohler felt comfortable enough to separate from the NWA and go along with the Joe “Toots” Mondt-Vince McMahon expansion. Mondt and McMahon had big ideas. Kohler even asked for the dissolution of the NWA, which was obviously denied.

1/24/63 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Arena
Bavarian Boys vs Johnny Kace & Moose Cholak
Larry Chene vs Duke DeMetri
Promoter: Fred Kohler

2/8/63 Chicago, IL @ Coliseum
Buddy Rogers & Johnny Barend drew Dory Dixon & Bobo Brazil
World Title Claimant Golden Moose Cholak beat Johnny Kace (sub US Champion Larry Chene) 2/3
Buddy Austin beat Gary Hart in 5:03
El Gaucho & Kurt Von Stroheim beat Bavarian Boys Rudi Jacobs & Harry Wenzl 2/3
George Stafanodious beat Red Kelly in 16:22
Billy Goelz beat Pete Kovac in 11:00
promoter: Fred Kohler
Att: 4,020, Gate: $10,340
Notes: This show was held in-conjunction with a boxing program at the Chicago Coliseum. The boxing show, promoted by Irving Schoenwald, was staged in the north hall and saw Jimmy Jones beat Jim Olive. There were only 858 fans to witness the boxing event, paying $1,721. Fred Kohler criticized the double-show, saying that he needed to make $15,000 to break even. Kohler could not use the International Ampthitheater due to the Chicago Sportsmen’ and Vacation Show; Buddy Rogers was billed as the World Heavyweight Champion; “Wrestling Champions” was broadcast every Friday night at midnight on WBKB-TV.

2/22/63 Chicago, IL @ Coliseum
World Heavyweight Champion Buddy Rogers beat Killer Kowalski 2/3
1 Kowalski won the first fall in 4:18
2 Rogers won the second in 2:40
3 Rogers won the third in 2:20
Dory Dixon & Art Thomas ddq Johnny Barend & Magnificent Maurice
Buddy Austin beat Arnold Skaaland in 14:21
Billy Goelz beat Kurt Von Stroheim dq in 1:50
Black Orchid beat Red Kelly in 9:02
Jackie Fargo beat Jose Betancourt
El Gaucho beat Paul Christy in 7:35
Black Bart drew Moose Cholak
promoter: Fred Kohler
Att: 3,820, gate: $9,416.50
Note: This show was again held in-conjunction with a boxing program at the Chicago Coliseum. Alan Thomas beat Johnny Alford in the north hall, drawing only 670 fans paying $1,439.

Fred Kohler left the National Wrestling Alliance

3/15/63 Chicago, IL @ Coliseum
Larry Chene drew Moose Cholak
Bobo Brazil & Dory Dixon & Art Thomas beat Buddy Rogers & Johnny Barend & Magnificent Maurice
Jackie Fargo beat Santiago Acosta
Argentina Apollo beat Gordo Chihauhau
Black Orchid beat Kurt Von Stroheim
Rudi Jacobs & Harry Wenzl beat Black Bart & Johnny Kace

3/23/63 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Arena
promoter: Fred Kohler

4/5/63 Chicago, IL @ Coliseum
Buddy Rogers beat Dory Dixon on a 3rd fall COR
Bobo Brazil drew IWA World Heavyweight Champion Golden Moose Cholak when the 60 minute time limit expired in the 3rd fall
Skull Murphy & Brute Bernard beat Bavarian Boys Rudi Jacobs & Harry Wenzl 2/3
Buddy Austin beat Art Thomas
Black Orchid beat Ray Zillis
El Gaucho beat Joe Matte
promoter: Fred Kohler
Att: 3,140
Note: Buddy Rogers was reported in the Chicago Daily Tribune as making his 36th appearance in Chicago. He was billed as the former National Wrestling Alliance World Champion, having lost the title to Lou Thesz in Montreal (sic) three months earlier.

4/26/63 Chicago, IL @ Coliseum
Golden Moose Cholak beat Larry Chene 2/3
Bobo Brazil & Dory Dixon beat The Fabulous Kangaroos Al Costello & Roy Heffernan 2/3
Jackie Fargo beat Billy Goelz
Argentina Apollo beat Buddy Austin dq
Black Orchid beat Roul Ala Torres
Jose Betancourt beat Kurt Von Stroheim
Skull Murphy & Brute Bernard beat Bavarian Boys Rudi Jacobs & Harry Wenzl
promoter: Fred Kohler
Att: 3,012 fans

5/11/63 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Arena
promoter: Fred Kohler

5/24/63 Chicago, IL @ International Ampitheatre
Bobo Brazil beat Buddy Rogers dq in 1:04
Argentina Apollo & Larry Chene beat Skull Murphy & Brute Bernard 2/3
World Title Claimant Moose Cholak beat Dory Dixon
Jackie Fargo beat Johnny Gilbert
Jean Lane beat Rita Crawford
Black Orchid beat Farmer Jones
Paul Christy beat Johnny Kace
Jose Betancourt beat Porfirio Longoria
promoter: Fred Kohler
referee: Stanley Sabarnek
Att: 6,013, Gate: $15,265
Note: Rogers was not billed as the World Champion in the official program. It was reported that Rogers had drawn over one-million dollars in Chicago

6/14/63 Chicago, IL @ International Ampitheatre
Golden Moose Cholak beat Bobo Brazil 2/3
Cholak was awarded the match when Brazil suffered a left knee injury and was unable to continue
Jackie Fargo beat Johnny Gilbert
Fabulous Kangaroos ddq Argentina Apollo & Billy Goelz
Jose Betancourt & Santiago Acosta beat Buddy Austin & Magnificent Maurice
Black Orchid beat Francisco Rios
Johnny Kace beat Jerry London
promoter: Fred Kohler
Att: 3,102 fans

Kohler formed the International Wrestling Alliance, recognizing Golden Moose Cholak as the World Heavyweight Champion. In need of help, Kohler called in Jack Pfefer to act as his matchmaker.

Kohler likely had NO television at this point.

7/12/63 Chicago, IL @ International Ampitheatre
Johnny Valentine beat Moose Cholak 2/3 to win the IWA World Heavyweight Title
World Heavyweight Champion Jackie Fargo drew Black Orchid when the time limit expured in the 3rd fall
Great Mortimer beat beat Stanley Stasiak dq
Bruno Nassartino beat Slugger Kowalski
Texas Bruiser beat Jim Barrett
Bummy Rogers & Danny Rogers beat Jumping Rococo & Bobby Whitlock
Betty Ann Spencer beat Sweet Georgia Brown
Darling Dagmar beat Baby Cheryl
Great Mortimer beat Stan Stasiak dq
promoter: Fred Kohler
Att: 6,092 fans

8/2/63 Chicago
Jackie Fargo beat Black Orchid
Bummy Rogers beat Rick Ramirez
Bronze Bomber beat Southern Angel
Great Mortimer beat Francisco Rios
Danny Rogers beat Jose Betancourt
Golden Moose Cholak beat Matt Schmeling
Ethel Johnson and Sweet Georgia Brown beat Virginia Franklin & Betty Ann Spencer
Darling Dagmar beat Baby Cheryl

9/4/63 Evergreen Park, IL @ High School
Midwest Tag Team Champions Johnny Gilbert & Billy Goelz vs Red Grupe & Bob Konovsky
Paul Christy vs Gary Hart
Benefit for the family of Sergeant Jack Ferguson, member of the local police force for 12 years, who died in July 1963

9/13/63 Chicago
Jackie Fargo beat Black Orchid
Moose Cholak beat Slugger Kowalski
Bird Of Paradise (Ronnie DuPree) beat Southern Angel
Bronze Bomber beat Texas Angel
Puerto Rican Apollo (Eugenio Perez) beat Bob Kappel

On September 18, 1963, the Illinois Athletic Commission granted Fred Kohler approval to stage a wrestling tournament on October 4, 1963.

10/4/63 Chicago, IL @ International Ampitheatre
George Valentine beat The Russian Destroyer in a tournament final to capture the International Wrestling Association World Heavyweight Title 2-0
George Valentine beat Francisco Rios
George Valentine beat Hillbilly Smith
George Valentine beat Hillbilly Adcock
The Russian Destroyer beat Angelo Sammartino …
The Russian Destroyer beat Rudy Jewett
The Russian Desroyer beat Benito Sammartino (San Martino)
World Wide Federation World Champion Jackie Fargo beat Bird of Paradise
promoter: Fred Kohler
Att: 3,196 fans, gate: $7,000
Note: In the February 1964 issue of Ring Wrestling there is an article by Jean Bryan that lists a IWA tournament in Chicago for the vacant IWA belt. It lists the results of a 16 man tournament. George Valentine beat the Russian Destroyer in the final.

10/25/63 Chicago, IL @ International Ampitheatre
George Valentine blood stoppage Jackie Fargo in 3rd fall
Angela Burt & Fifi DeParee & Karen Kellogg beat Babe Bittner & Cha Cha Gabor & Mae Godner
Gorilla Parker beat Kentucky Hillbilly Shelby
Golden Moose Cholak beat Kentucky Hillbilly Melby
Angel Rodriguez drew Pete Kovac
Russian Destroyer beat Matt Schmelling
Sonny Boy Cassidy & Pancho Lopez beat Fuzzy Cupid & Farmer Pete
promoter: Fred Kohler

11/15/63 Chicago, IL @ International Ampitheatre
World Champion Jackie Fargo beat George Valentine 2/3 to win the IWA World Title
Gorilla Parker beat Russian Destroyer in 1:05
Gorilla Parker beat Texas Bruiser in 7:10
Bronze Bomber & Big Daddy Nixon beat Kentucky Hillbilly Adcock & Kentucky Hillbilly Shelby 2/3
Sam Thomas & Farmer Pete beat Tiny Roe & Vito Gonzales
Fifi DeParee beat Cha Cha Gabor
promoter: Fred Kohler
Note: The Chicago Tribune reported that “Jackie Fargo, the World-Wide Federation Champion, added the International Wrestling Alliance Championship to his credentials last night when he defeated Cowboy George Valentine.”

12/13/63 Chicago, IL @ International Ampitheatre
Gorilla Parker beat World Heavyweight Champion Jackie Fargo COR/utc in 8:41 when Fargo fell from the ring and was unable to continue) … United States
Women’s Champion Fifi DeParee beat Jessica Rogers 2/3
“Cowboy” George Valentine beat Slugger Kowalski
Bronze Bomber & Herman Schmidt beat Hillbilly Melby & Texas Bruiser
promoter: Fred Kohler

1/10/64 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
World Title Claimant Jackie Fargo beat George Valentine 2/3
US Women's Champion Fifi DeParee beat Mae Goodner 2/3
The Bronze Bomber & Maurice Roberre & Buster Valentine beat Baron Arena & Count Coroni & Great Mephisto
Gorilla Parker beat Francisco Rios & Armando Rodriguez
Darling Dagmar & Dolly Page beat Baby Cheryl & Diamond Lil
Att: 2,900; gate: $6,050

Between January and March 1964, Fred Kohler dropped his affiliation with Jack Pfefer and sold interest in his business to William “Dick” Afflis.  The connection with Afflis allowed a range of previously unacceptable talent to return to Chicago. Or Kohler, may have kept a loose affiliation with Pfefer for talent, with Afflis bringing O’Connor in from St. Louis and his pal Sam Muchnick. Once Bruiser had established his “World Wrestling Association” out of Indianapolis, WWA names entered Chicago.



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