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|I'd be very interested in what you find. I've been researching Bruno matches for some time and have never been able to verify that match on that date. What I have found is a match in Aliquippa on November 9, 1959 vs. Jack Vansky, which took place at Hopewell High School. This wrestling card was advertised for a couple of weeks prior, with no mention of Bruno's name - I have at least 4 newsclippings. The clipping with the results of the show lists Bruno over Vansky in 3:27.
I have also found a news clipping advertising a May 19, 1967 card in Beaver Falls, PA, which makes reference to Bruno making his debut "about seven years ago" in a match against Vansky at Hopewell High School.
I can post these clips if you'd like to see them. I found these in the Beaver County Times, which covers Aliquippa.
If this is the match that Bruno and everyone else refers to as his first match, then Bruno's real first match was in White Plains, NY on October 23, 1959 against Miguel Torres (I have the clip for this match also).