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A few scraps from 1961 with a lot of unfamiliar names.

The early cards were promoted by Bassil Battah, and the November cards by Don Sabu. Battah owned the Coliseum, having bought the former National Guard Armory and converted it.

Tuesday, July 4, 1961 – Las Cruces Coliseum – Las Cruces, NM
1) Bobby Garcia vs. The Idol
2) Jackie Bravo vs. El Norteno
3) Bombero & Lasamir vs. Juan Castro & The Bearded Assassin
4) Bassil Battah & Alvaro Velazco vs. The Mongol & The Green Dragon

Friday, July 7, 1961 – Las Cruces Coliseum – Las Cruces, NM
1) Mono de Ring & Juan Castro & Bombero & The Mongol vs. The Bearded Assassin & Bobby Garcia & The Mummy & Demetrios
2) Bassil Battah vs. The Green Dragon

Friday, July 14, 1961 – Las Cruces Coliseum – Las Cruces, NM
1) The Bearded Assassin vs. La Sama
2) El Norteno vs. Manuel Munis
3) The Mongol vs. Amcacua
4) Bombero & The Cisco Kid vs. The Mummy & The Green Dragon

Friday, November 3, 1961 – Las Cruces Coliseum – Las Cruces, NM
1) Jackie Bravo & Geronimo vs. The Goat & El Norteno
2) Bassil Battah vs. The Mongol

Friday, November 10, 1961 – Las Cruces Coliseum – Las Cruces, NM
1) The Goat & El Norteno vs. Geronimo & Manuel Muniz
2) The Mongol vs. Jackie Bravo

Friday, November 17, 1961 – Las Cruces Coliseum – Las Cruces, NM
1) Pancho Saltillo vs. Loco Mendez
2) Jackie Bravo & The Cisco Kid vs. El Norteno & Mono de Ring
3) The Goat vs. Manuel Muniz
4) Geronimo vs. The Mongol

Friday, December 15, 1961 – Las Cruces Coliseum – Las Cruces, NM
1) Armond Hussian vs. Cico Cacania
2) Carlie Carr & Jim Wright vs. Al Pago Pago & Chico Mendoza

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Interesting year 1962...

Stanley Blackburn, representing the Amarillo promotion, attempted to promote shows in the El Paso Coliseum, but was blocked by International Wrestling Enterprises.

International Wrestling Enterprises began promoting cards at the Las Cruces Coliseum, which was owned by Bassil Battah. Unfortunately, I don't have access to Las Cruces newspapers after June.

Southwest Wrestling Enterprises started promoting cards at Dudley Field in the summer. They attempted to promote at the Coliseum later in the year, but this attempt was also blocked.

Bassil Battah was a wrestler for Southwest Wrestling Enterprises, as well as owning the Las Cruces Coliseum, so it would be interesting to see what happened with regards to wrestling in Las Cruces in the second half of 1962. There is a newspaper article that states that Battah wrestled on a circuit of El Paso, Las Cruces, Deming and Alamogordo.

Tuesday, January 30, 1962 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) The Mongol & Chivo de Ring & Al Amezcua vs. Bassil Battah & Henry Pilusso & Manuel Muniz

Tuesday, March 6, 1962 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Juan Garcia & Bassil Battah vs. Carlos Mendoza & Chivo de Ring
2) Gory Guerrero vs. Ed Sharpe

Tuesday, March 13, 1962 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Texas Tiger defeated Loco Mendes
2) Chivo de Ring defeated The Cisco Kid
3) Manuel Muniz defeated Gypsy Biviano
4) Ray Valadez defeated Carlos Mendoza
5) Gory Guerrero & Juan Garcia defeated Ed Sharpe & Jim Burke in three falls

Tuesday, March 20, 1962 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Carlos Mendoza defeated Texas Tiger
2) Jim Burke & Chivo de Ring defeated Manuel Muniz & Carlos Ramos
3) Gory Guerrero defeated Rat Valadez
4) Ed Sharpe defeated Juan Garcia via DQ

Tuesday, March 27, 1962 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Juan Garcia & Ray Valadez defeated Jim Burke & Gypsy Biviano
2) Manuel Muniz defeated Carlos Mendoza
3) Carlos Romano defeated Chivo de Ring
4) Gory Guerrero fought Ed Sharpe to a no contest

Tuesday, April 3, 1962 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Ramon Zacalva defeated Dick Dunn
2) Doug Kinslow defeated Manuel Muniz
3) Juan Garcia & Ray Valadez defeated Jim Burke & Baby Blimp
4) Texas Death Match: Gory Guerrero defeated Ed Sharpe

Tuesday, April 10, 1962 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Gypsy Biviano defeated Carlos Mendoza
2) Ramon Zavalza defeated Al Amescua
3) Chivo de Ring defeated Doug Kinslow
4) Mario Galento & Jim Burke defeated Juan Garcia & Ray Valadez

Saturday, April 14, 1962 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Chivo de Ring vs. Carlos Ramos
2) Ramon Zavalza vs. Carlos Mendoza
3) Jim Burke vs. Manuel Muniz
4) Gory Guerrero vs. Ed Sharpe

Tuesday, April 17, 1962 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Ramon Zavalza defeated Bobby Nichols
2) Gory Guerrero defeated Greg Peterson
3) Maria DeLeon & Ann Casey defeated Fran Gravette & Brenda Scott
4) Juan Garcia defeated Jim Burke

Tuesday, April 24, 1962 – Dudley Field – El Paso, TX
1) Kiko Torres defeated unknown
2) Ramon Zavalza defeated unknown
3) Gordo Chihuahua & Omar Atlas & Bassil Battah defeated Gypsy Biviano & Al Amescua & Chivo de Ring
4) Gory Guerrero defeated Jim Burke

Tuesday, May 1, 1962 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Omar Atlas defeated Scotty Williams
2) Paul Harrison defeated Willie Love
3) Gordo Chihuahua defeated Baby Blimp
4) Juan Garcia defeated The Mongol via DQ
5) Sputnik Monroe defeated Gory Guerrero

Friday, May 4, 1962 – Las Cruces Coliseum – Las Cruces, NM
1) Paul Harrison vs. Chivo de Ring
2) Willie Love vs. Julio Ortega
3) The Mongol vs. Omar Atlas
4) Gordo Chihuahua vs. Jim Burke

Tuesday, May 8, 1962 – Dudley Field – El Paso, TX
1) Paul Harrison defeated Chivo de Ring
2) Gordo Chihuahua defeated Willie Love
3) Omar Atlas & Juan Garcia fought The Mongol & Jim Burke to a no contest
4) World Light Heavyweight Champion Gory Guerrero defeated Sputnik Monroe in three falls

Tuesday, May 15, 1962 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Kiko Torres defeated Willie Love
2) Gypsy Biviano defeated Paul Harrison
3) Gordo Chihuahua fought Gory Guerrero (sub. Paul DeGaulles) to a draw
4) Omar Atlas & Juan Garcia defeated The Mongol & Jim Burke

Friday, May 18, 1962 – Las Cruces Coliseum – Las Cruces, NM
1) Gordo Chihuahua vs. Gypsy Biviano
2) The Mongol vs. Juan Garcia

Tuesday, May 22, 1962 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Gordo Chihuahua & Paul Harrison defeated Willie Love & Chivo de Ring
2) Gory Guerrero fought Juan Garcia to a draw (45:00)
3) Baby Cheryl defeated Darling Dagmar
4) Omar Atlas defeated The Mongol

Friday, June 1, 1962 – Las Cruces Coliseum – Las Cruces, NM
1) Handicap Match: Gordo Chihuahua vs. Loco Mendez & The Mongolian
2) Juan Garcia & Blue Demon vs. The Mongol & Chivo de Ring

Tuesday, June 5, 1962 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Omar Atlas defeated Paul Harrison
2) Chivo de Ring defeated Blue Demon
3) Gory Guerrero defeated The Elephant Boy
4) The Mongol defeated Gordo Chihuahua

Friday, June 8, 1962 – Las Cruces Coliseum – Las Cruces, NM
1) The Elephant Boy vs. Gordo Chihuahua
2) Juan Garcia vs. The Mongol

Tuesday, June 12, 1962 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) The Mongol & The Elephant Boy defeated unknown & unknown
2) Gory Guerrero & Juan Garcia defeated unknown & unknown
This card featured the quarter-finals and semi-finals of a tournament to crown the first International City Tag Team Champions. The other teams participating were: Jack Kelly & Ray Crosby, Ken Lucas & Navajo Frank, Paul Harrison & Carlos Ramos, Gypsy Biviano & Chivo de Ring and Omar Atlas & Gordo Chihuahua. The pairings for the quarter-finals were decided by an 8-man Battle Royal which opened the card.

Friday, June 15, 1962 – Las Cruces Coliseum – Las Cruces, NM
1) Juan Garcia & Gordo Chihuahua vs. The Elephant Boy & Gypsy Biviano
2) Gory Guerrero vs. The Mongol

Tuesday, June 19, 1962 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Bob Hamby vs. Paul Harrison
2) Darling Dagmar defeated Baby Cheryl
3) The Mongol & The Elephant Boy defeated Gory Guerrero & Juan Garcia to win the International City Tag Team Title

Friday, June 22, 1962 – Las Cruces Coliseum – Las Cruces, NM
1) Gordo Chihuahua vs. Gene ??
2) The Elephant Boy vs. Omar Atlas
3) Darling Dagmar vs. Baby Cheryl

Tuesday, June 26, 1962 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Gordo Chihuahua defeated Gypsy Biviano
2) Paul Harrison defeated Chivo de Ring
3) The Elephant Boy defeated Juan Garcia
4) Omar Atlas defeated Bob Hamby via DQ
5) Gory Guerrero defeated The Mongol via judges’ decision

Friday, June 29, 1962 – Las Cruces Coliseum – Las Cruces, NM
1) Bob Hamby vs. Paul Harrison
2) International City Tag Team Champions The Mongol & The Elephant Boy vs. Juan Garcia & Omar Atlas

Tuesday, July 3, 1962 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Omar Atlas defeated Gypsy Biviano
2) Handicap Match: Gordo Chihuahua defeated Chivo de Ring & The Mongolian
3) Bob Hamby fought Paul Harrison to a no contest in three falls
4) Gory Guerrero & Juan Garcia defeated The Mongol & The Elephant Boy to win the International City Tag Team Title

Tuesday, July 10, 1962 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Paul Harrison & Etta Charles vs. Chivo de Ring & Sweet Georgia Brown
2) Gory Guerrero & Juan Garcia vs. The Mongol & The Elephant Boy

Tuesday, July 17, 1962 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Omar Atlas vs. Chivo de Ring
2) Rudolph Himmler vs. Ramon Zavalza
3) Sputnik Monroe vs. Juan Garcia
4) The Mongol vs. The Elephant Boy
5) Bob Hamby vs. Paul Harrison

Tuesday, July 24, 1962 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Al Amescua defeated Omar Atlas
2) Gory Guerreri and Juan Garcia won an 8-man Battle Royal (participants: Ray Crosby, Paul Harrison, The Mongol, Rudolph Himmler, Bob Hamby, The Elephant Boy)
3) The Elephant Boy fought The Mongol to a draw
4) Paul Harrison fought Ray Crosby to a draw
5) Gory Guerrero defeated Bob Hamby via judges’ decision
6) Juan Garcia defeated Rudolph Himmler in three falls

Tuesday, July 31, 1962 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX – 4,000
1) Ramon Zavalza defeated Al Amescua
2) Juan Garcia & Ray Crosby defeated Gypsy Biviano & Rudolph Himmler
3) Bob Hamby defeated Paul Harrison (referee: Joe Louis)
4) The Mongol defeated The Elephant Boy in three falls (referee: Joe Louis)

Tuesday, August 7, 1962 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Al Amescua defeated The Mongolian
2) Gordo Chihuahua defeated The Elephant Boy via DQ
3) The Mongol defeated Omar Atlas in two straight falls
4) Juan Garcia & Ray Crosby defeated Bob Hamby & Beatnik Rick via DQ in three falls

Friday, August 10, 1962 – Texas Western College Field House – El Paso, TX
1) The Mongolian vs. Loco Mendez
2) Texas Tiger vs. Carlos Mendoza
3) Ray Crosby vs. Chivo de Ring
4) The Elephant Boy vs. Ramon Zavalza
5) Paul Harrison vs. Al Amescua
6) Omar Atlas vs. Beatnik Rick
7) Gory Guerrero & Juan Garcia vs. Bob Hamby & The Mongol

Friday, August 10, 1962 – Dudley Field – El Paso, TX – 1,200
1) The Mongolian & La Tonina vs. Manuel Muniz & The Cisco Kid
2) Henry Pilusso vs. The Japanese
3) Bassil Battah vs. The Mummy
Southwest Wrestling Enterprises start to run opposition to International Wrestling Enterprises.

Tuesday, August 14, 1962 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX – 3,500
1) Ray Crosby defeated Omar Atlas
2) Juan Garcia defeated Beatnik Rick via DQ
3) The Mongol defeated Johnny Kostas
4) Texas Death Match: Bob Hamby defeated Paul Harrison

Tuesday, August 21, 1962 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Ramon Zavalza defeated Texas Tiger
2) Al Amescua defeated Navajo Frank
3) Ray Crosby & Paul Harrison defeated The Mongol & Beatnik Rick
4) Bob Hamby defeated Juan Garcia via DQ

Friday, August 24, 1962 – Dudley Field – El Paso, TX
1) Carlos Ramos, Jr. vs. Najera
2) Jesus Ortega vs. La Tonina
3) Bassil Battah & Henry Pilusso vs. The Vampire & The Japanese
4) Johnny Kostas & Manuel Muniz vs. La Tonina & The Black Cat

Tuesday, August 28, 1962 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Navajo Frank vs. Ramon Zavalva
2) Jimmy Ballard fought Ray Crosby to a draw in three falls
3) Handicap Match: Haystack Muldoon defeated Rudolph Himmler & Al Amescua
4) Juan Garcia & Paul Harrison defeated Bob Hamby & The Mongol in three falls

Friday, August 31, 1962 – Dudley Field – El Paso, TX
1) Carlos Ramos, Jr. defeated The Black Cat
2) Henry Pilusso fought The Japanese to a draw
3) Bassil Battah fought The Vampire to a no contest
4) Johnny Kostas defeated Jesus Ortega

Tuesday, September 4, 1962 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Paul Harrison & Beatnik Rick won a 9-man Battle Royal
2) Chivo de Ring fought Al Amescua to a draw
3) Handicap Match: Haystack Muldoon defeated Bob Hamby & The Duke
4) Juan Garcia fought Johnny Flash to a draw
5) Paul Harrison defeated Beatnik Rick via DQ in three falls to win the Battle Royal

Wednesday, September 5, 1962 – Dudley Field – El Paso, TX
1) 6-man Battle Royal (participants: The Mad Cosuco, Johnny Kostas, The Red Menace, Henry Pilusso, La Tonina, The Japanese)
2) Bassil Battah vs. The Vampire
This card was cancelled due to rain. An attempt to hold the card on September 7 was also cancelled.

Tuesday, September 11, 1962 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX – 3,000
1) Beatnik Rick & The Duke defeated Juan Garcia & Paul Harrison
2) Bobby Flash defeated Silento Rodriguez
3) Haystack Muldoon was unable to pin Bob Hamby three times (15:00)
4) Judy Grable & Maria DeLeon defeated Ann Casey & Vicki Adams
5) The Mummy defeated Gory Guerrero in three falls

Thursday, September 13, 1962 – Dudley Field – El Paso, TX
1) 6-man Battle Royal (participants: El Cosaco, Johnny Kostas, The Red Menace, Henry Pilusso, La Tonina, The Japanese)
2) El Cosaco defeated Henry Pilusso
3) The Japanese defeated The Red Menace
4) Johnny Kostas fought La Tonina to a draw
5) Bassil Battah defeated The Vampire in three falls
Bob Hamby was in attendance and was challenged by Bassil Battah.

Tuesday, September 18, 1962 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Bobby Flash & Ann Casey defeated Al Amescua & Vicki Adams
2) Beatnik Rick & The Duke defeated Paul Harrison & Jimmy Ballard in three falls
3) Juan Garcia defeated Bob Hamby via DQ in three falls

Friday, September 21, 1962 – Dudley Field – El Paso, TX
1) The Vampire vs. The Cisco Kid
2) The Japanese vs. Gorilla Ramos, Jr.
3) Ali Ali & El Cosaco vs. Bassil Battah & The Red Menace

Tuesday, September 25, 1962 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Paul Harrison defeated Al Amescua
2) Jimmy Ballard defeated Tony Barbetta
3) Bobby Flash defeated Bob Hamby
4) International City Tag Team Champions Gory Guerrero & Juan Garcia defeated Beatnik Rick & The Duke

Friday, September 28, 1962 – Dudley Field – El Paso, TX
1) La Tonina vs. Gorilla Ramos, Jr.
2) The Vampire vs. The Red Menace
3) Bassil Battah vs. El Cosaco

Tuesday, October 2, 1962 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Jimmy Ballard defeated Beatnik Rick
2) Paul Harrison defeated Tony Barbetta
3) The Duke defeated Eduardo Bonada
4) Bobby Flash defeated Bob Hamby

Tuesday, October 9, 1962 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX – 3,500
1) Eduardo Bonada defeated Chivo de Ring
2) Juan Garcia & Jimmy Ballard & Paul Harrison defeated Beatnik Rick & Julio Quiroga & Tony Barbetta
3) Bob Hamby defeated Bobby Flash
4) World Light Heavyweight Champion Gory Guerrero defeated The Mummy in three falls

Tuesday, October 16, 1962 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Baby Cheryl vs. Dolly Darcel
2) Gory Guerrero won an 8-man tournament (other participants: Jerry Kozak, Eduardo Bonada, Tony Barbetta, Rudolph Himmler, Jimmy Ballard, Bob Hamby, Beatnik Rick)
This winner this tournament was to face Freddie Blassie for the WWA Heavyweight Title on October 30, although the scheduled match did not happen.

Tuesday, October 23, 1962 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Eduardo Bonada defeated Tony Barbetta
2) Paul Harrison & Jimmy Ballard defeated Rudolph Himmler & Rip Spikes
3) Bob Hamby defeated Beatnik Rick
4) Rocky Rodriguez defeated Gory Guerrero in three falls

Tuesday, October 30, 1962 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Eduardo Bonada defeated Chivo de Ring
2) International City Tag Team Champions Bob Hamby & Tony Barbetta defeated Paul Harrison & Jimmy Ballard
3) Ed Sharpe defeated The Mummy
4) Gory Guerrero fought Rocky Rodriguez to a no contest in three falls

Tuesday, November 6, 1962 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Bob Hamby & Tony Barbetta defeated Ray Valadez & Eduardo Bonada
2) The Viking defeated Jimmy Ballard
3) Nelson Royal defeated Rocky Rodriguez in three falls
4) Ed Sharpe defeated Gory Guerrero in two straight falls

Tuesday, November 13, 1962 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Ray Valadez vs. Tony Barbetta
2) The Mongol vs. Rocky Rodriguez
3) Eduardo Bonada vs. Jimmy Ballard
4) World Light Heavyweight Champion Gory Guerrero vs. Bob Hamby
5) United States Heavyweight Champion Pepper Gomez vs. Ed Sharpe

Tuesday, November 20, 1962 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Paul Harrison defeated The Viking via DQ
2) Bob Hamby & Ed Sharpe defeated Ray Valadez & Rocky Rodriguez
3) Gory Guerrero defeated Nelson Royal
4) Rito Romero defeated Lou Thesz via DQ in three falls

Tuesday, November 27, 1962 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Ray Valadez defeated Ed Sharpe via judges’ decision
2) The Masked Terror defeated Silento Rodriguez
3) Ann Regan defeated Evelyn Stevens
4) Alejandro Cruz defeated Bob Hamby in three falls
5) Gory Guerrero fought Nelson Royal to a no contest

Tuesday, December 4, 1962 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX – 2,500
1) Paul Harrison defeated Texas Tiger Romo
2) Mr. Kleen defeated Bob Hamby
3) Alejandro Cruz & Silento Rodriguez defeated Beatnik Rick & Ali Ali in three falls
4) The Masked Terror defeated Rito Romero via DQ in three falls

Tuesday, December 11, 1962 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Silento Rodriguez defeated Bob Hamby via judges’ decision
2) Mr. Kleen defeated Beatnik Rick
3) Jerry Kozak fought Alejandro Cruz to a draw
4) Gory Guerrero & Pancho defeated Nelson Royal & Jeeves in three falls
5) Rito Romero defeated The Masked Terror in two straight falls

Tuesday, December 18, 1962 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Eduardo Bonada fought Ray Valadez to a draw
2) Texas Tiger Romo defeated Jackal Hernando
3) Gory Guerrero & Alejandro Cruz defeated The Masked Terror & Bob Hamby in three falls
4) Mr. Kleen defeated The Mongol in three falls

Saturday, December 22, 1962 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Eduardo Bonada vs. Bob Hamby
2) Jerry Kozak vs. The Mongol
3) Mr. Kleen vs. The Masked Terror

Saturday, December 29, 1962 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Eduardo Bonada vs. Manuel Muniz
2) The Mongol & Gypsy Biviano & Chivo de Ring vs. Gory Guerrero & Paul Harrison & Jimmy Ballard
3) Mr. Kleen vs. The Masked Terror



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No newspapers available for Las Cruces, unfortunately. El Paso had three cards a week during a brief invasion by the Amarillo promotion.

Saturday, January 5, 1963 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Jimmy Ballard vs. Chivo de Ring
2) Paul Harrison vs. Ray Crosby
3) Beatnik Rick vs. Eduardo Bonada
4) International City Tag Team Champions The Mongol & The Masked Terror vs. Gory Guerrero & Juan Garcia

Tuesday, January 8, 1963 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX – 4,000
1) Eduardo Bonada defeated Ray Crosby
2) The Mongol defeated Manuel Muniz
3) Alejandro Cruz & Oscar Salazar defeated The Elephant Boy & Jake Holloway
4) Texas Death Match: Gory Guerrero (sub. Mr. Kleen) defeated The Masked Terror

Friday, January 11, 1963 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Tiny Roe vs. Cowboy Bradley
2) Bassil Battah vs. The Vampire
3) Danno O’Shocker & Chino Chow vs. Ed Sharpe & Tony Barbetta

Tuesday, January 15, 1963 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Oscar Salazar & Eduardo Bonada defeated The Elephant Boy & Jake Holloway
2) The Mongol & Chivo de Ring defeated Ray Crosby & Manuel Muniz
3) Oscar Salazar & Eduardo Bonada defeated The Mongol & Chivo de Ring to win the vacant International City Tag Team Title
4) World Junior Heavyweight Champion Danny Hodge defeated Alejandro Cruz in three falls

Friday, January 18, 1963 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Jessica Rogers vs. Judy Glover
2) The Vampire vs. Carlos Ramos, Jr.
3) Chino Chow vs. Tony Barbetta
4) Henry Pilusso vs. Al Amescua
5) Southwest States Tag Team Champions Dory Funk, Sr. & Ricky Romero vs. Killer Karl Kox & Don Duffy

Tuesday, January 22, 1963 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Ray Crosby vs. The Elephant Boy
2) Pat Gourley vs. Jennie Brown
3) The Mongol defeated Alejandro Cruz
4) Bud Cody & John Shane defeated Oscar Salazar & Eduardo Bonada to win the International City Tag Team Title
5) Danny Hodge fought Gory Guerrero to a draw in three falls

Friday, January 25, 1963 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Mr. Kleen vs. Killer Karl Kox
2) Cowboy Carlson vs. Chino Chow
3) Mike DiBiase defeated Dory Funk, Sr.
4) Ricky Romero vs. Ed Sharpe

Tuesday, January 29, 1963 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Andre Drapp fought Oscar Salazar to a draw
2) Paul Diamond defeated Tiger Romo (sub. The Elephant Boy)
3) Gory Guerrero & Juan Garcia defeated Bud Cody & The Elephant Boy (sub. John Shane) to win the International City Tag Team Title
4) The Mongol defeated Alejandro Cruz via CO in two straight falls

Saturday, February 9, 1963 – Lulac National Home – El Paso, TX
1) Paul Harrison vs. The Mongol
2) Jimmy Ballard vs. Bob Hamby
3) Juan Garcia vs. Oscar Salazar
4) Andre Drapp vs. Chivo de Ring
5) Paul Harrison & Jimmy Ballard vs. The Mongol & Bob Hamby

Tuesday, February 12, 1963 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Jimmy Ballard fought Oscar Salazar to a draw
2) Dolly Darcel defeated Baby Cheryl via DQ
3) Andre Drapp defeated Paul Harrison
4) International City Tag Team Champions Gory Guerrero & Juan Garcia fought The Mongol & Bob Hamby to a no contest in three falls (referee: Alberto Campos)

Saturday, February 16, 1963 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Roy McClarity & Don McClarity vs. The Viking & Killer Karl Kox
2) Mr. Kleen vs. Nelson Royal
3) Judy Glover vs. Kathy Starr
4) Fritz Von Erich & Mike DiBiase defeated Dory Funk, Sr. & Ricky Romero in three falls to win the Southwest States Tag Team Title

Tuesday, February 19, 1963 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Manuel Muniz & Tiger Romo defeated Loco Mendez & Chivo de Ring
2) Oscar Salazar defeated Paul Harrison
3) Gory Guerrero & Juan Garcia defeated Bob Hamby & Mickey Sharp
4) The Mongol defeated Andre Drapp via CO in three falls (referee: Alberto Campos)

Friday, February 22, 1963 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Bassil Battah vs. Pancho Pico
2) Mr. Kleen vs. The Terror
3) Wahoo McDaniel vs. Don McClarity
4) Bob Ellis vs. Killer Karl Kox
5) Southwest States Tag Team Champions Fritz Von Erich & Mike DiBiase vs. Dory Funk, Sr. & Ricky Romero

Tuesday, February 26, 1963 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Oscar Salazar defeated Tiger Romo
2) Bob Hamby & Mickey Sharp defeated Ray Crosby & Jimmy Ballard
3) Paul de Galles defeated Gory Guerrero in three falls
4) Loser Leaves Town: The Mongol defeated Andre Drapp via CO
5) The Mummy defeated Juan Garcia via DQ in three falls (referee: Alberto Campos)

Saturday, March 2, 1963 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Mickey Sharp vs. Alejandro Cruz
2) The Mummy vs. Lucky Lucas
3) Paul de Galles vs. Juan Garcia

Tuesday, March 5, 1963 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Oscar Salazar defeated Julio Quiroga
2) Lucky Lucas defeated Chivo de Ring
3) Ann Casey & Brenda Scott defeated Judy Grable & Olga Martinez
4) Paul de Galles & Mickey Sharp defeated Gory Guerrero & Juan Garcia to win the International City Tag Team Title
5) The Mummy defeated Alejandro Cruz

Saturday, March 9, 1963 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Mickey Sharp fought Oscar Salazar to a draw
2) Judy Grable defeated Brenda Scott
3) Olga Martinez defeated Ann Casey
4) Paul de Galles defeated Lucky Lucas
5) The Mummy defeated Gory Guerrero via DQ

Tuesday, March 12, 1963 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Lucky Lucas defeated Oscar Salazar
2) Juan Garcia fought Alberto Campos to a draw
3) Alejandro Cruz defeated Mickey Sharp
4) The Mummy defeated Paul de Galles

Saturday, March 16, 1963 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Beto Varela vs. Oscar Bustamante
2) Oscar Salazar defeated Ray Duran
3) Paul de Galles defeated Eduardo Bonada
4) Lucky Lucas defeated Julio Quiroga
5) Bob Hamby defeated Mickey Sharp
6) The Mummy defeated Juan Garcia

Tuesday, March 19, 1963 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Julio Quiroga defeated Chivo de Ring (sub. Ray Crosby)
2) Juan Garcia defeated Alberto Campos
3) The Mummy defeated Bob Hamby via CO in two straight falls
4) International City Tag Team Champions Paul de Galles & Mickey Sharp defeated Gory Guerrero & Lucky Lucas

Saturday, March 23, 1963 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Mickey Sharp defeated Lucky Lucas via DQ
2) Eduardo Bonada defeated Ray Duran
3) Bob Hamby defeated Oscar Salazar
4) The Mummy & Paul de Galles & Mickey Sharp fought Juan Garcia & Andre Carpentier & Lucky Lucas to a no contest in three falls

Tuesday, March 26, 1963 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Andre Carpentier fought Oscar Salazar to a draw
2) Bob Hamby defeated Lucky Lucas
3) International City Tag Team Champions Paul de Galles & Mickey Sharp defeated Gory Guerrero & El Gran Lotario
4) The Mongol fought The Mummy to a draw (60:00)

Saturday, March 30, 1963 – VFW Hall – El Paso, TX
1) Paul de Galles vs. Lucky Lucas

Tuesday, April 2, 1963 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Andre Carpentier vs. Lucky Lucas
2) Bob Hamby vs. Thomas Riande
3) Juan Garcia vs. Mickey Sharp
4) The Mummy vs. The Mongol
5) World Light Heavyweight Champion Gory Guerrero vs. Paul de Galles

Friday, April 5, 1963 – Dudley Field – El Paso, TX
1) Mr. Kleen vs. Bob Stanlee
2) Pee Wee Lopez vs. Marcel Semard
3) Sputnik Monroe vs. Dory Funk, Sr.
4) Ricky Romero vs. Mike DiBiase

Saturday, April 6, 1963 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Thomas Riande vs. Juan Garcia
2) Paul de Galles vs. Bob Hamby
3) The Mummy defeated Mickey Sharp via DQ
4) The Mummy won a 10-man Battle Royal (other participants: Juan Garcia, Paul de Galles, Andre Carpentier, Thomas Riande, Bob Hamby, Mickey Sharp, Eduardo Bonada, Ray Duran, Oscar Salazar)

Tuesday, April 9, 1963 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Mickey Sharp & Thomas Riande defeated Bob Hamby & Andre Carpentier
2) The Mummy fought Juan Garcia to a draw
3) Texas Death Match: Gory Guerrero defeated Paul de Galles via CO

Friday, April 12, 1963 – Dudley Field – El Paso, TX
1) The Cisco Kid defeated El Gitano
2) Mr. Kleen defeated Don McClarity
3) Dory Funk, Sr. & Dory Funk, Jr. defeated Killer Karl Kox & Sputnik Monroe
4) Texas Death Match: Ricky Romero defeated Mike DiBiase

Saturday, April 13, 1963 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Bob Hamby vs. Julio Quiroga
2) Pevee Larson vs. Inca Tupac Amaru
3) International City Tag Team Champions Paul de Galles & Mickey Sharp vs. Gory Guerrero & Juan Garcia

Tuesday, April 16, 1963 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Pevee Larson vs. Lucky Lucas
2) Bob Hamby vs. Paul de Galles
3) Inca Tupac Amaru vs. Gory Guerrreo
4) The Mummy vs. Juan Garcia
5) 10-man Battle Royal (participants: The Mummy, Juan Garcia, Paul de Galles, Gory Guerrero, Inca Tupac Amaru, Bob Hamby, Lucky Lucas, Ray Duran, Manuel Muniz, Pevee Larson)

Saturday, April 20, 1963 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Manuel Muniz fought Oscar Salazar to a draw
2) Lucky Lucas defeated Ray Duran
3) Bob Hamby defeated Andre Carpentier
4) Alberto Campos & Pevee Larson defeated Raymond Zavalva & Thomas Riande
5) Juan Garcia defeated Tuffy Truesdale

Tuesday, April 23, 1963 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Andre Carpentier defeated Tuffy Truesdale
2) Victor the Wrestling Bear defeated Thomas Riande & Raymond Zavalza
3) Juan Garcia & Bob Hamby defeated The Mummy & Inca Tupac Amaru in three falls
4) Gory Guerrero defeated Paul de Galles

Friday, April 26, 1963 – Dudley Field – El Paso, TX
1) La Tonina defeated John Alvarez
2) Bob Ellis defeated Don Duffy
3) Tokyo Joe defeated Wahoo McDaniel
4) Ricky Romero defeated Sputnik Monroe
5) North American Heavyweight Champion Dory Funk, Sr. defeated Mike DiBiase via DQ

Saturday, April 27, 1963 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Thomas Riande vs. Tuffy Truesdale
2) Victor the Wrestling Bear & Bob Hamby vs. Inca Tupac Amaru & Oscar Salazar
3) Al Brant vs. Juan Garcia
4) The Mummy vs. Paul de Galles

Tuesday, April 30, 1963 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX – 2,194
1) Thomas Riande vs. Oscar Salazar
2) Paul de Galles vs. Al Brant
3) Gory Guerrero defeated Ken Lucas via DQ
4) The Mummy defeated Juan Garcia via CO in three falls

Saturday, May 4, 1963 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Inca Tupac Amaru defeated Lucky Lucas
2) Tuffy Truesdale defeated Al Brant
3) Juan Garcia defeated Raymond Zavalza
4) Victor the Wrestling Bear defeated Gory Guerrero
5) The Medics defeated Bob Hamby & Andre Carpentier in two straight falls

Tuesday, May 7, 1963 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Al Brant & Raymond Zavalza defeated Bob Hamby & Andre Carpentier
2) Gory Guerrero & Juan Garcia defeated Oscar Salazar & Lucky Lucas
3) The Medics defeated Inca Tupac Amaru & Thomas Riande
4) Gory Guerrero & Juan Garcia defeated Al Brant & Raymond Zavalza
5) The Medics defeated Gory Guerrero & Juan Garcia (referee: Mike Burnell)
By winning the one-night tournament, The Medics won the right to face Western States Tag Team Champions Ken Lucas & Hans Steiner.

Saturday, May 11, 1963 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Alberto Campos fought Ray Duran to a draw
2) Al Brant defeated Loco Mendez
3) Juan Garcia defeated Lucky Lucas
4) Bob Hamby defeated Inca Tupac Amaru in three falls
5) The Medics defeated Gory Guerrero & Andre Carpentier

Tuesday, May 14, 1963 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Alberto Campos defeated Al Brant
2) Thomas Riande defeated Raymond Zavalza
3) Inca Tupac Amaru defeated Oscar Salazar
4) Bob Hamby defeated Juan Garcia in three falls
5) The Medics defeated Western States Tag Team Champions Ken Lucas & Hans Steiner via DQ in three falls (referee: Mike Burnell)

Saturday, May 18, 1963 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Oscar Bustamante fought Eddie Morales to a draw
2) Alberto Campos defeated Al Brant
3) Gory Guerrero defeated Thomas Riande
4) Ken Lucas & Hans Steiner defeated Bob Hamby & Juan Garcia

Tuesday, May 21, 1963 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX – 2,063
1) Inca Tupac Amaru defeated Raymond Zavalza
2) Oscar Salazar & Olga Martinez defeated Ray Duran & Brenda Scott
3) Bob Hamby defeated Hans Steiner
4) Ken Lucas defeated The Mongol
5) The Medics defeated Gory Guerrero & Juan Garcia to win the International City Tag Team Title (referee: Mike Burnell)

Saturday, May 25, 1963 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Al Brant defeated Inca Tupac Amaru
2) Wayne Shadle defeated Ray Duran
3) Judy Grable fought Ann Casey to a draw
4) Hans Steiner defeated Thomas Riande
5) The Medics defeated Bob Hamby & Oscar Salazar

Tuesday, May 28, 1963 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX – 2,422
1) Judy Grable defeated Brenda Scott
2) Olga Martinez defeated Ann Casey
3) Ken Lucas defeated Lucky Lucas
4) Hans Steiner defeated Bob Hamby in three falls
5) International City Tag Team Champions The Medics defeated Gory Guerrero & Juan Garcia (referee: Mike Burnell)

Saturday, June 1, 1963 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Olga Martinez & Judy Grable vs. Brenda Scott & Ann Casey
2) Dick Barkley vs. Ray Duran
3) Ken Lucas & Hans Steiner vs. Bob Hamby & Gory Guerrero

Tuesday, June 4, 1963 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Wayne Shadle defeated Al Brant
2) Lucky Lucas defeated Alberto Campos
3) Ken Lucas defeated Jimmy Ballard
4) The Medics vs. Bob Hamby & Kiko Torres in three falls
5) Juan Garcia defeated Hans Steiger in three falls

Saturday, June 8, 1963 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Eddie Morales defeated Loco Mendez
2) Kiko Torres defeated Al Brant
3) Thomas Riande defeated Alberto Soto
4) Ken Lucas & Hans Steiner defeated Lucky Lucas & Jimmy Ballard
5) The Mummy defeated Lee Ping Wong via judges’ decision in three falls (45:00)

Tuesday, June 11, 1963 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX – 3,097
1) Kiko Torres defeated Lucky Lucas
2) Bob Hamby defeated Thomas Riande
3) Hans Steiner defeated Beatnik Rick
4) Ken Lucas defeated Lee Ping Wong in three falls
5) International City Tag Team Champions The Medics defeated Gory Guerrero & Juan Garcia (referee: Mike Burnell)

Saturday, June 15, 1963 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Jimmy Ballard defeated Oscar Bustamante
2) Kiko Torres defeated Wayne Shadle
3) Beatnik Rick defeated Alberto Campos
4) Bob Hamby defeated Lucky Lucas via DQ
5) Ken Lucas & Hans Steiner defeated Lee Ping Wong & Thomas Riande in three falls

Tuesday, June 18, 1963 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX – 6,000
1) Thomas Riande fought Beatnik Rick to a draw
2) Tun Tun Moreno fought Chico Espinoza to a draw
3) Hans Steiner vs. Lee Ping Wong (no result listed)
4) Ken Lucas defeated Bob Hamby in three falls
5) International City Tag Team Champions The Medics defeated The Mummy & The Mad Mongol in two straight falls

Saturday, June 22, 1963 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Chico Espinoza defeated Tun Tun Moreno
2) Wayne Shadle defeated Loco Mendez
3) Beatnik Rick defeated Gordo Martinez
4) Lee Ping Wong defeated Oscar Salazar
5) Ken Lucas & Hans Steiner defeated Bob Hamby & Kiko Torres

Tuesday, June 25, 1963 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX – 3,321
1) Thomas Riande defeated Oscar Salazar
2) Bob Hamby & Chico Espinoza defeated Beatnik Rick & Tun Tun Moreno
3) Alejandro Cruz defeated Lee Ping Wong
4) Western States Tag Team Champions Ken Lucas & Hans Steiner defeated The Medics to win the International City Tag Team Title

Saturday, June 29, 1963 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Chivo de Ring defeated Oscar Bustamante
2) Thomas Riande defeated Chivo de Ring
3) Wayne Shadle defeated Thomas Riande
4) Beatnik Rick defeated Oscar Salazar
5) Omar Atlas defeated Jim Osborne
6) The Medics defeated Gory Guerrero & Alejandro Cruz in three falls

Tuesday, July 2, 1963 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX – 2,483
1) Beatnik Rick fought Lee Ping Wong to a draw
2) Jim Osborne defeated Thomas Riande
3) Medic #? defeated Omar Atlas
4) Medic #? defeated Alejandro Cruz
5) The Mummy & The Mad Mongol defeated Ken Lucas & Hans Steiner in three falls to win the Western States & International City Tag Team Titles (referee: Mike Burnell)

Saturday, July 6, 1963 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Beatnik Rick defeated Wayne Shadle
2) Omar Atlas defeated Thomas Riande
3) Jim Osborne defeated Oscar Salazar
4) Ali Bey defeated Lee Ping Wong
5) The Medics defeated Ken Lucas & Hans Steiner in three falls

Tuesday, July 9, 1963 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX – 3,683
1) Alberto Soto defeated Oscar Salazar
2) Rocky Smith defeated Beatnik Rick
3) Omar Atlas defeated Jim Osborne
4) Ali Bey defeated Alejandro Cruz
5) The Medics defeated The Mummy & The Mad Mongol to win the Western States & International City Tag Team Titles

Saturday, July 13, 1963 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Alberto Soto defeated Chivo de Ring
2) Beatnik Rick defeated Alberto Soto
3) The Chiropractor defeated Oscar Salazar
4) Jim Osborne defeated Rocky Smith
5) Gory Guerrero fought Ali Bey to a draw (45:00)

Tuesday, July 16, 1963 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Ali Bey defeated Rocky Smith
2) Jim Osborne defeated Jimmy Ballard
3) The Chiropractor defeated Beatnick Rick
4) Alejandro Cruz & Omar Atlas defeated The Medics by winning the only fall (45:00)
5) Medic #? Won a 10-man Battle Royal (referee: Alberto Campos)

Saturday, July 20, 1963 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Jimmy Ballard defeated Chivo de Ring
2) Alberto Soto defeated Wayne Shadle
3) The Chiropractor defeated Gordo Martinez
4) Medic #? defeated Ali Bey
5) Alejandro Cruz & Omar Atlas defeated Jim Osborne & Beatnik Rick in three falls

Tuesday, July 23, 1963 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX – 3,815
1) Jim Osborne defeated Alberto Soto
2) Omar Atlas defeated Beatnik Rick
3) Alejandro Cruz defeated The Chiropractor
4) Ali Bey defeated Juan Garcia
5) Gory Guerrero & The Mad Mongol defeated The Medics via judges’ decision (60:00)

Saturday, July 27, 1963 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Eddie Morales defeated Chivo de Ring
2) Juan Garcia defeated Gordo Martinez
3) Ali Bey defeated Kiko Torres
4) Nikita Mulkovich defeated Alberto Soto
5) Omar Atlas & Alejandro Cruz defeated Jim Osborne & Beatnik Rick in three falls

Tuesday, July 30, 1963 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX – 3,945
1) Juan Garcia defeated Alberto Soto
2) Omar Atlas fought Alejandro Cruz to a draw (15:00)
3) Nikita Mulkovich defeated Beatnik Rick
4) Ali Bey defeated The Chiropractor in three falls
5) Gory Guerrero & The Mad Mongol defeated The Medics via DQ in two straight falls (referee: Sam Menacker)

Saturday, August 3, 1963 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Kiko Torres defeated Gordo Martinez
2) Juan Garcia & The Chiropractor defeated Wayne Shadle & Alberto Soto
3) Ali Bey defeated Gypsy Biviano
4) Gory Guerrero (sub. The Mad Mongol) defeated Beatnik Rick
5) Medic #? defeated Nikita Mulkovich

Tuesday, August 6, 1963 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX – 2,872
1) The Mad Mongol vs. Nikita Mulkovich
2) International City Tag Team Champions The Medics defeated Alejandro Cruz & Omar Atlas via DQ in three falls
3) Ali Bey defeated Gory Guerrero in three falls to win the World Light Heavyweight Title

Saturday, August 10, 1963 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Ali Bey vs. Blas Corona
2) The Mad Mongol & Juan Garcia vs. Nikita Mulkovich & Gypsy Biviano

Tuesday, August 13, 1963 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX – 4,712
1) The Chiropractor defeated Blas Corona
2) Bob Raider defeated Kiko Torres
3) The Scufflin’ Hillbillies (Willie & Slim) defeated Ali Bey & Nikita Mulkovich in two straight falls
4) No DQ: Juan Garcia & The Mad Mongol defeated The Medics in three falls to win the International City Tag Team Title (referee: Archie Moore)

Saturday, August 17, 1963 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) The Medics vs. Juan Garcia & The Chiropractor
2) The Scufflin’ Hillbillies (Willie & Slim) (w/ Cousin Alfred) vs. Nikita Mulkovich & Bob Raider

Tuesday, August 20, 1963 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX – 5,272
1) Kiko Torres defeated Blas Corona
2) The Chiropractor defeated Wayne Shadle
3) Juan Garcia defeated Bob Raider
4) Ali Bey defeated Nikita Milkovich
5) Loser Leaves Town: The Scufflin’ Hillbillies (Willie & Slim) defeated The Medics

Saturday, August 24, 1963 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Nikita Mulkovich vs. Pancho Pico
2) Omar Atlas fought Juan Garcia to a draw
3) The Scufflin’ Hillbillies (Willie & Slim) defeated Ali Bey & Bob Raider via DQ

Tuesday, August 27, 1963 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Kiko Torres defeated Wayne Shadle
2) Joe Turco defeated Pancho Pico
3) Nikita Mulkovich & Bob Raider defeated The Chiropractor & Blas Corona
4) Juan Garcia defeated The Black Cyclone
5) Omar Atlas defeated Ali Bey in three falls

Saturday, August 31, 1963 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Blas Corona defeated Bob Raider
2) Joe Turco defeated The Chiropractor via DQ
3) Wayne Shadle defeated Pancho Pico
4) Nikita Mulkovich defeated Kiko Torres
5) Ali Bey & Joe Turco & Bob Raider defeated Juan Garcia & The Chropractor & Blas Corona

Tuesday, September 3, 1963 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Gypsy Biviano defeated Blas Corona
2) Margarita Garcia & Olga Martinez defeated Bette Boucher & Judy Grable
3) Bob Raider & Joe Turco defeated Juan Garcia & The Chiropractor
4) Rito Romero defeated Nikita Mulkovich in two straight falls
5) World Light Heavyweight Champion Ali Bey defeated Omar Atlas in three falls

Saturday, September 7, 1963 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) The Chiropractor defeated Pancho Zapata
2) Bette Boucher defeated Olga Martinez
3) Bob Raider & Judy Grable defeated Blas Corona & Margarita Garcia
4) Ali Bey defeated Juan Garcia
5) Rito Romero defeated Joe Turco

Tuesday, September 10, 1963 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX – 2,447
1) Joe Turco defeated Gypsy Biviano
2) Nikita Mulkovich defeated Bob Raider
3) Margarita Garcia & Olga Martinez defeated Bette Boucher & Judy Grable
4) World Light Heavyweight Champion Ali Bey defeated Omar Atlas in three falls
5) Rito Romero defeated Fritz Von Erich in three falls

Saturday, September 14, 1963 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Kiko Torres defeated Pancho Zapata
2) The Chiropractor fought Blas Corona to a draw
3) Omar Atlas defeated Gypsy Biviano
4) Rito Romero defeated Bob Raider
5) Gory Guerrero fought Nikita Mulkovich to a no contest

Tuesday, September 17, 1963 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Blas Corona defeated Pancho Zapata
2) Paul Harrison defeated Bob Raider
3) Juan Garcia fought Joe Turco to a no contest
4) Omar Atlas defeated Kiko Torres
5) Rito Romero & Gory Guerrero defeated Ali Bey & Nikita Mulkovich in three falls

Saturday, September 21, 1963 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Bob Raider defeated Gypsy Biviano
2) Blas Corona defeated Henry Gonzales
3) Nikita Mulkovich defeated Paul Harrison
4) Ali Bey defeated Omar Atlas in two straight falls
5) Handicap Match: Rito Romero defeated Wayne Shadle & Pancho Zapata

Tuesday, September 24, 1963 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX – 5,510
1) Paul Harrison defeated Omar Atlas
2) International City Tag Team Champions The Mad Mongol & Juan Garcia defeated Nikita Mulkovich & Joe Turco
3) World Women’s Champion June Byers defeated Millie Stafford
4) Gory Guerrero defeated Ali Bey to win the World Light Heavyweight Title
5) World Heavyweight Champion Lou Thesz fought Rito Romero to a double-KO in three falls (referee: Mike Burnell)

Saturday, September 28, 1963 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Gypsy Biviano defeated Gordo Martinez
2) Blas Corona defeated Wayne Shadle
3) Gory Guerrero defeated Joe Turco
4) Ali Bey defeated Paul Harrison
5) The Mad Mongol defeated Nikita Mulkovich

Tuesday, October 1, 1963 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Kiko Torres fought Gypsy Biviano to a draw
2) Paul Harrison defeated Blas Corona
3) Juan Garcia defeated Joe Turco
4) Gory Guerrero defeated Nikita Mulkovich via judges’ decision (45:00)
5) The Mad Mongol defeated Ali Bey in three falls

Saturday, October 5, 1963 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Paul Harrison defeated Wayne Shadle
2) Bassil Battah fought Blas Corona to a draw
3) Juan Garcia defeated Gypsy Biviano
4) Nikita Mulkovich fought Bob Raider to a draw
5) Fritz Von Erich defeated Gory Guerrero in three falls

Tuesday, October 8, 1963 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX – 2,407
1) Paul Harrison defeated Bob Raider
2) Juan Garcia defeated Blas Corona
3) Gory Guerrero & Bassil Battah defeated Nikita Mulkovich & Joe Turco
4) The Mummy defeated Ali Bey
5) Fritz Von Erich defeated The Mad Mongol

Saturday, October 12, 1963 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Wayne Shadle defeated Ray Mancina
2) Paul Harrison defeated Jack Young
3) Gypsy Biviano defeated Blas Corona
4) The Mummy fought Juan Garcia to a draw
5) Joe Turco defeated Ali Bey via DQ

Tuesday, October 15, 1963 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Gypsy Biviano defeated Paul Harrison
2) Bob Raider defeated Kiko Torres
3) Joe Turco defeated Bassil Battah
4) Gory Guerrero defeated John Shane via DQ in three falls
5) Ali Bey defeated The Mummy (referee: Mike Burnell)

Saturday, October 19, 1963 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Kiko Torres defeated Felix Godo
2) Bassil Battah defeated Oscar Bustamante
3) Gypsy Biviano defeated Leon Kirilenko
4) The Godos (Felix & Marcos) defeated Paul Harrison & Kiko Torres
5) Leon Kirilenko (sub. Fritz Von Erich) & Ali Bey defeated Gory Guerrero & Juan Garcia

Tuesday, October 22, 1963 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX – 6,000
1) Juan Garcia fought Godo Marcos to a draw
2) Joe Turco defeated Leon Kirilenko
3) Cowboy Bradkey defeated Tiny Roe via CO
4) The Godos (Felix & Marcos) fought The Mummy & Juan Garcia to a draw
5) The Medics defeated Fritz Von Erich & Ali Bey via DQ in three falls

Saturday, October 26, 1963 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Angel Gonzales defeated Kiko Torres
2) Paul Harrison defeated Bassil Battah
3) The Hangman defeated Gypsy Biviano
4) Cowboy Bradkey defeated Tiny Roe
5) Gory Guerrero & Juan Garcia defeated The Godos (Felix & Marcos)

Tuesday, October 29, 1963 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Bob Raider defeated Angel Gonzales
2) The Godos (Felix & Marcos) defeated Ali Bey & Joe Turco
3) The Mummy & The Hangman defeated Ray Valadez & Paul Harrison
4) The Godos (Felix & Marcos) defeated The Mummy & The Hangman
5) Fritz Von Erich defeated Gory Guerrero

No newspapers for November.

Saturday, November 30, 1963 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Kiko Torres defeated Gypsy Biviano
2) Godo Marcos fought Gory Guerrero to a draw
3) Gory Guerrero & Bassil Battah defeated Gypsy Biviano & Joe Turco
4) The Mummy defeated Ray Valadez
5) The Godos (Felix & Marcos) defeated Kiko Torres & Paul Harrison

Tuesday, December 3, 1963 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Joe Turco defeated Henry Gonzales
2) Bob Raider defeated Ray Valadez
3) The Mummy defeated The Hangman
4) The Godos (Felix & Marcos) defeated Juan Garcia & Pancho Pico
5) Fritz Von Erich defeated Pat O’Connor via referee stoppage (referee: Mike Burnell)

Saturday, December 7, 1963 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) The Hangman defeated Henry Gonzales
2) Bassil Battah fought Kiko Torres to a draw
3) Gory Guerrero & Bassil Battah defeated The Hangman & Bob Raider
4) The Mummy defeated Joe Turco
5) Handicap Match: The Godos (Felix & Marcos) defeated Pancho Pico & Henry Gonzales & Kiko Torres

Tuesday, December 10, 1963 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Bassil Battah & Pancho Pico & Ray Valadez defeated The Hangman & Bob Raider & Wayne Shadle
2) Gory Guerrero defeated The Mummy
3) International City Tag Team Champions The Godos (Felix & Marcos) defeated Paul Harrison & Jimmy Ballard
4) Pat O’Connor defeated Fritz Von Erich in three falls

Saturday, December 14, 1963 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) The Hangman fought Ray Duran to a draw
2) Gory Guerrero defeated Ray Valadez
3) Marcos Godo defeated Loco Mendez
4) Felix Godo defeated Ray Valadez
5) Ron Reed defeated Ray Duran
6) Gory Guerrreo & Bassil Battah defeated The Hangman & Wayne Shadle

Tuesday, December 17, 1963 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Ray Valadez defeated Paul Harrison
2) Gordo Chihuahua defeated Bob Raider
3) Pancho Pico defeated Ray Duran
4) Ron Reed defeated The Hangman in two straight falls
5) International City Tag Team Champions The Godos (Felix & Marcos) fought Gory Guerrreo & Bassil Battah to a draw in three falls (45:00) (referee: Alberto Campos)

Saturday, December 21, 1963 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Ray Valadez defeated Texas Tiger Romo
2) Jimmy Ballard & Paul Harrison defeated Wayne Shadle & Bob Raider
3) The Hangman defeated Pancho Pico via DQ
4) Marcos Godo defeated Jimmy Ballard (sub. Ron Reed)
5) Felix Godo defeated Gordo Chihuahua

Saturday, December 28, 1963 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Jimmy Ballard defeated Leon Kirilenko
2) Ray Valadez defeated Leon Kirilenko
3) Jimmy Ballard defeated Bob Raider
4) Pancho Pico defeated The Hangman
5) Gory Guerrreo & Bassil Battah defeated The Godos (Felix & Marcos) to win the International City Tag Team Title



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I tried something a bit different for 1964. I've typed up all the newspaper articles (that I could find) to give more than just the bare results for the town. If anyone wants this in PDF form for themselves, drop me a PM.

From the January 1 El Paso Herald-Post: “The International City tag team trophy will be on the line Saturday at the Judging Arena when Gory Guerrero and Bassil Battah meet the Godos for the third straight time. Guerrero and Battah whipped the Godos last week to annex the throne in a fray which went 25 minutes. Previously, the same fighters clashed in a battle ruled a ‘no contest’. Saturday’s renewal is booked for one hour or two-out-of-three falls. A top-ranked border newcomer, Czaya Nandor of Canada, is matched against Gypsy Biviano in the co-feature. Next week, the regular Tuesday show resumes at the Coliseum.

From the January 3 El Paso Herald-Post: “Sam Menacker, the impresario who sparked the border wrestling scene into its zenith nearly a decade ago, is back again at the helm. The hefty ex-grappler was signed by International Wrestling Enterprises to handle matchmaking chores for 1964. Menacker will also continue his post as ring announcer and commentator, a task he assumed six months ago. After leaving El Paso in 1955, Menacker achieved a national reputation as a TV announcer. His contracts took him to Canada, where he stayed for one year, and later to Philadelphia and Boston. Afterwards, he accepted a three-year contract in Detroit, handling a popular TV show. In addition to his mat activities, Menacker enjoyed a brief film career, taking minor rolls in 17 Hollywood films. During his days as an El Paso impresario in 1953 and 1954, Menacker’s flashy personality and razzle-dazzle lifted the border grappling industry into the big time. El Paso became one of the nation’s hottest wrestling towns, according to gross receipts. Mencacker’s top event was a world title match between Baron Leone and Lou Thesz, which packed the Coliseum and stuffed a record $17,000 into the till. Menacker now plans to ‘revive the heyday of border wrestling’ with a slate of nationally known fighters and top programs. His first act was to sign Czaya Nandor, the Canadian and European heavyweight champ, into a border campaign. Nandor, a former Freedom Fighter during the Hungarian Revolt, won his Canadian belt in 1962 by halting the nationally known Killer Kowalski. Menacker also plans to bring Kowalski to El Paso. Another big event slated for this month is a world title defense by Thesz. Pat O’Connor, former world champ, will also fight in El Paso this month. Menacker’s first booking of the season will unfold Tuesday at the Coliseum with a colorful one-night tournament. Eighteen battlers will join the runoff. ‘I think El Paso fans deserve the best, and that’s that I hope to bring them,’ Menacker said.”

From the January 3 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Caveman, a mat villain from Mexico, will debut before border fans on tomorrow’s lineup in the Judging Arena behind the Coliseum. Gordo Chihuahua was assigned the task of meeting the Caveman. The Caveman wears a goatskin getup, with shaggy beard, and performs barefooted. In the mainliner, Gory Guerrero and Bassil Battah will team up in their maiden defense of the international City trophy. They’ll face their old foes, the Godos. The bout won’t be televised.”

From the January 4 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Godos will be back in the wrestling spotlight tonight in the Judging Arena when they try to reclaim the International City tag team championship. The Spaniards won the local crown n Nov. 20, but tumbled to defeat last week at the hands of Gory Guerrero and Bassil Battah. Guerrero and Battah will make their maiden defense under three-fall conditions without a time limit. Czaya Nandor, the Canadian champ, was signed to meet Gypsy Biviano in the co-feature, but Nandor suffered minor injuries in a car crackup in Toledo. He plans to reach the border next week.”

Saturday, January 4, 1964 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Pancho Pico defeated Paul Harrison
2) Jimmy Ballard defeated Ray Duran
3) The Caveman defeated Gordo Chihuahua
4) International City Tag Team Champions Gory Guerrreo & Bassil Battah defeated The Godos (Felix & Marcos)

From the January 6 El Paso Herald-Post: “Bearcat Wright, a 275-pound grappler with a national reputation, will make a special appearance on tomorrow’s card in the Coliseum. The strongman from Jamaica, a perennial contender for the world heavyweight hrone, will stop off in El Paso while en route to the eastern circuit from California. The promoters today were busy lining up a contender for Wright. The rest of tomorrow’s program will consist of a one-night tourney, with a field of 18 grapplers shooting for a $2,500 jackpot. In Saturday’s matches, Gory Guerrero and Bassil Battah successfully defended their International City crown against the Godos; the Caveman defeated Gordo Chihuahua; Jimmy Ballard defeated Ray Duran; Pancho Pico deadlocked Paul Harrison.

From the January 7 El Paso Herald-Post: “A toss of the coin will decide starting berths for tonight’s mat tourney in the Coliseum when a field of 18 grapplers shoot for a $2,500 jackpot. The flashy event is staged by International Wrestling Enterprises. The first round will be comprised of nine matches. A total of 17 bouts will complete the tourney. The local tag team kings, Gory Guerrero and Bassil Battah, face the possibility of meeting one another in the sudden-death runoff. The same irony may befall the Godos. Other fighters in the tournet: the Caveman, Juan Gacia, Chris Belkas, Bob Raider, Jimmy Ballard, Paul Harrison, Gordo Chihuahua, Kiko Torres, Pancho Pico, Ray Duran, Ray Valadez, Leon Kirilenko, Big Gypsy Biviano and Alberto Reyes. All collisions, except for the finale, are booked for one fall or 15 minutes. Bearcat Wright, a strongman prominent on the national scene, will appear in a special event.”

Tuesday, January 7, 1964 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Ray Valadez defeated Felix Godo
2) Marcos Godo defeated Alberto Reyes
3) Ray Valadez defeated Chris Belkas
4) Marcos Godo defeated Juan Garcia
5) Ray Valadez defeated Leon Kirilenko
6) Marcos Godo defeated Jimmy Ballard
7) Marcos Godo defeated Ray Valadez
This card featured an 18-man tournament which also included Kiko Torres, Bassil Battah, Gory Guerrero, The Caveman, Bob Raider, Pancho Pico, Gypsy Biviano, Ray Duran, Gordo Chihuahua and Paul Harrison.

From the January 8 El Paso Herald-Post: “Marcos Godo today ruled the El Paso grappling scene, but two ‘longshots’ in last night’s tournament in the Coliseum nearly derailed the Spaniard’s victory chain. The Godo used his stormy style to sweep four straight wins, a $2,500 jackpot, and an upcoming shot at Danny Hodge, world junior heavyweight king. But Jimmy Ballard, in the semi-final, kept the Spaniard back-peddling before a bloody forehead forced him out. Ballard, cheered by the fans, lasted seven minutes against the Godo. All matches in the sudden death tournament were carded for one fall. Both fighters were spattered with blood at the final bell. But, without time for a respite, Marcos jumped back into action to meet Ray Valadez, former Mexican Olympic champ, who showed surprising ability to reach the final. At first, Marcos was victimized by his pet strategy, the ‘thunderbolt backbreaker’. He suffered seven tastes of the spine=jarring smash. But after six minutes of fierce fighting, Marcos applied the flashy maneuver and halted the Mexican ace. Previously, Marcos had little trouble disposing of Juan Garcia in seven minutes, and Alberto Reyes, also in seven. Valadez’ wins came against Leon Kirilenko, Chris Belkas and Felix Godo. Gory Guerrero’s fiery skirmish against the Caveman was an early highlight in the run-off which covered 17 battles and three hours.”

From the January 10 El Paso Herald-Post: “Czaya Nandor, the former European heavyweight champion, will be teamed with Chris Belkas against the Godos in Tuesday’s wrestling card in the Coliseum. Originally, Gory Guerrero and Bassil Battah, holders of the International City tag team crown, had been slated to meet the Godos in defense of their title, but the bout was rubbed out when Guerrero, during last week’s tournament, suffered a gash of the forehead when he was bitten by the Caveman. The wound required eight stitches and forced the popular Mexican into the sidelines. The Tuesday highlight is booked for two-of-three falls with a one-hour limit. A co-main event is planned by matchmaker Sam Menacker. Tomorrow’s card, normally held in the Judging Arena, was shifted to the Hercules Gym at 806 Texas Avenue. The lineup features the Caveman, Belkas and Nandor.”

Saturday, January 11, 1964 – Hercules Health Studios – El Paso, TX
Featuring The Caveman, Chris Belkas and Czaya Nandor.

From the January 13 El Paso Herald-Post: “Ray Valadez, the former Mexican Olympic champ, gets his first crack at top billing on tomorrow’s grapple slate in the Coliseum. Valadez, who scored a surprise on last week’s tourney by reaching the finale, is booked against the Caveman in one of two mainliners. An hour time limit will prevail in both toppers. In his last appearance, the Caveman put Gory Guerrero out of commission by biting him on the forehead. The Godos, roughest tag duo on the local scene are matched against Chris Belkas and Czaya Nandor in the other feature. An unusual aspect of the match will be the use of two referees.”

From the January 14 El Paso Herald-Post: “Marcos Godo, joined by partner Felix, will make his first appearance on tonight’s wrestling show at the Coliseum since conquering the top fighters on the local scene. Marcos used his rough style to advantage in last week’s one-night tourney, when he rolled through five foes to capture the runoff and a $2,500 jackpot. In tonight’s one hour feature, the Godos are booked against Chris Belkas and Czaya Nandor. The border newcomers will face the task of solving the Godos’ ‘thunderbolt backbreaker’. Two referees will officiate the test. Nandor is a former European heavyweight king, while Belkas, known for his stormy antics, is a one-time Texas heavyweight champ. The co-mainliner, also set for 60 minutes, will put the wild struggling of the Caveman against clean-fighting Ray Valadez.”

Tuesday, January 14, 1964 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Paul Harrison defeated Ray Duran
2) Pancho Pico fought Juan Garcia to a draw (20:00)
3) Bassil Battah defeated Gypsy Biviano
4) The Caveman defeated Ray Valadez in three falls
5) Czaya Nandor & Chris Belkas defeated The Godos (Felix & Marcos) in three falls

From the January 15 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Godos, unable to solve Czaya Nandor’s ‘reverse cradle roll’, tumbled to defeat in last night’s wrestling show at the Coliseum. Nandor, coupled with Chris Belkas, conceded the first fall, but bounced back with two snappy pins to cop the feature in 27 minutes. Nandor dominated the match with his fancy legwork and scissor grips. He used the flashy cradle roll to hamstring Marcos Godo for the middle fall, then clinched the match by applying the same grasp on Felix Godo. The winners received a strong ovation. Two referees officiated the battle, and kept matters under control. The Caveman scored a high-point on the cartel by using his wild attack to bewilder Ray Valadez. The Mexican, bleeding from a wound of the forehead, lasted only 14 minutes. Action went three falls, with Valadez managing to salvage the middle pin. Bassil Battah took 14 minutes to whip Big Gypsy Biviano. Pancho Pico and Juan Garvia went the 20-minute limit, and ended in a draw; Paul Harrison stopped Ray Duran with a 13-minute clocking.”

From the January 17 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Fabulous Godos today laid plans for a defense of their International City Tag Team Championship on tomorrow’s card at the Judging Arena. A five-bout card gets underway with the Godos meeting Gory Guerrero and Bassil Battah in the hour-long title topper. The Godos are threatening possible legal action against the promoting International Wrestling Enterprises if two referees are used in tomorrow’s title bout. The use of two officials was a major cause of their upset by Czaya Nandor and Chris Belkas last Tuesday, the Godos maintained. Felix Godo said two referees are not permitted under the rules of the Texas Boxing and Wrestling Commission and he and his brother will seek an injunction to make certain only one official is used in the title bout. Matchmaker Sam Menacker said plans call for two officials in the title match ‘with or without an injunction’. Other bouts tomorrow night send Nandor, the Hungarian freedom fighter, against La Tonia, while Belkas meets Jimmy Ballard. A special event sends the storming Caveman against Paul Harrison, and the opening matches Pancho Pico with the Cisco Kid.”

Saturday, January 18, 1964 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Pancho Pico vs. The Cisco Kid
2) The Caveman vs. Paul Harrison
3) Chris Belkas vs. Jimmy Ballard
4) Czaya Nandor vs. La Tonia
5) International City Tag Team Champions The Godos (Felix & Marcos) vs. Bassil Battah & Gory Guerrero

From the January 20 El Paso Herald-Post: “Seven bouts, headed by a world junior heavyweight championship clash, are on tap for tomorrow night’s big wrestling show in the El Paso Coliseum. Danny Hodge, called by Sports Illustrated the ‘greatest athlete in the world’ will put his junior title on the line against controversial Marcos Godo in the hour-long topper. Rocky Montero, the Spanish strong-boy, tackles Chris Belkas in the semi-final with the winner slated for a shot at World Heavyweight Champion Lou Thesz later this month. Other bouts will find the Caveman testing Juan Garcia, Bearcat Wright meeting Gypsy Biviano, Czaya Nandor tackling Ray Valadez, Jimmy Ballard meeting Felix Godo and Bassil Battah battling Pancho Pico. Hodge, who won the world title in 1969, is also a boxer of renown and may have to resort to fists to stop the onslaught of Marcos Godo, the irrepressible battler who loves a good scrap.”

From the January 21 El Paso Herald-Post: “Sam Menacker, whose flair for the big show brought El Paso to the wrestling heights in the mid-1950s, unveils his first star-studded attraction tonight in the E Paso Coliseum. Menacker, matchmaker for the promoting International Wrestling Enterprises, will return popular Danny Hodge, world’s junior heavyweight champion, for a title defense against Marcos Godo in the topper on the seven bout card. Another newcomer making his debut will be Rocky Montero, the battling Basque, who has drawn Chris Belkas, the Golden Greek. A shot at World Heavyweight Champion Lou Thesz is in the offering for the winner of this bout. The other five bouts include a scrap between the Caveman, the wild-haired madman from Mexico, and Juan Garcia; a battle of the behemoths featuring Bearcat Wright (275 lbs.) against Gypsy Biviano (245 lbs.); Bassil Battah against Pancho Pico; Czaya Nandor against Ray Valadez; and Jimmy Ballard against Felix Godo.”

Tuesday, January 21, 1964 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Chris Belkas defeated Gypsy Biviano
2) The Caveman defeated Juan Garcia
3) Bassil Battah defeated Pancho Pico
4) Jimmy Ballard defeated Felix Godo via DQ
5) Czaya Nandor defeated Ray Valadez
6) Bearcat Wright defeated Rocky Montero
7) World Junior Heavyweight Champion Danny Hodge defeated Marcos Godo in two straight falls

From the January 22 El Paso Herald-Post: “Bearcat Wright, a mountainous heavyweight who hits like Sonny Liston, today readied for his shot at World Champion Lou Thesz next Tuesday night in El Paso Coliseum. Wright, who packs 260 pounds on a 6-8 frame, cakewalked to a win over Rocky Montero last night in the semi-windup on a seven bout card. Montero, somewhat bewildered by Wright’s antics, ran into a solid elbow smash, a body drop and a press which nearly pushed him through the ring. The ring did come apart in the main event when Marcos Godo arm-whipped World Junior Heavyweight Champion Danny Hodge into a turnbuckle. The ropes fell apart, but Hodge came whistling back to knee-lift Godo into position for the bout-winning second fall. Hodge will also see action on next Tuesday’s Parade of Champions card. Other results last night saw Czaya Nandor whip Ray Valadez, Jimmy Ballard win on disqualification over Felix Godo, Bassil Battah topple Pancho Pico, Caveman defeat Juan Garcia, and Chris Belkas tame Gypsy Biviano. Battah announced after his bout that he will fly to Denver Thursday for a world junior middleweight bout against Danny Mouka. Battah is currently welterweight champion, but has added 20 pounds and will enter the title match at 175 pounds.”

From the January 23 El Paso Herald-Post: “A bout many wrestling fans felt could never be made will be held in the El Paso Coliseum Tuesday when World Heavyweight Champion Lou Thesz defends his title against dynamic Danny Hodge, world’s junior heavyweight champion. Hodge asked for and was given the chance to face Thesz after a previous opponent, Bearcat Wright, agreed to the change. Hodge, called by Sports Illustrated as America’s greatest athlete when he competed in the U.S. Olympics, will also headline Saturday’s wrestling card in the Hercules Health Studios, 806 Texas Avenue.”

From the January 24 El Paso Herald-Post: “World Junior Heavyweight Champion Danny Hodge will headline tomorrow’s wrestling card at the Hercules Health Studios, 806 Texas Avenue. Hodge, who faces Lou Thesz for the heavyweight title in the Coliseum Tuesday, will meet both Ray Valadez and Rocky Montero in the special contest. Other bouts will send the Godos against Czaya Nandor and Chris Belkas in a tag team match and the Caveman will meet the Cisco Kid. A special feature will be the appearance of Bearcat Wight, the Sonny Liston of wrestling. Wright is matched with Gypsy Biviano.”

From the January 25 El Paso Herald-Post: “Six matches are scheduled for tonight’s big wrestling card in the Hercules Health Studios at 806 Texas Avenue. World Junior Heavyweight Champion Danny Hodge will meet Ray Valadez and Rocky Montero in a headline attraction. Hodge is prepping for his shot at World Heavyweight Champion Lou Thesz Tuesday night in the Coliseum. The Fabulous Godos will meet Czaya Nandor and Chris Belkas in a tag team bout on tonight’s card. Other wrestlers slated to see action include Bearcat Wright, Caveman, Gory Guerrero and Bassil Battah, new world’s middleweight champion. Battah defeated Danny Mouka for the title Thursday night in Denver.”

Saturday, January 25, 1964 – Hercules Health Studios – El Paso, TX
1) Bearcat Wright vs. Gypsy Biviano
2) The Caveman vs. The Cisco Kid
3) The Godos (Felix & Marcos) vs. Czaya Nandor & Chris Belkas
4) Handicap Match: Danny Hodge vs. Ray Valadez & Rocky Montero

From the January 27 El Paso Herald-Post: “El Pasoans tomorrow at the Coliseum will view a wrestling match that’ll have world-wide circulation via television. The bout between Heavyweight Champion Lou Thesz and Junior Heavyweight Champion Danny Hodge will be filmed and sold to Sports Enterprises of London for European distribution. In the El Paso card, other world champions include June Byers, the women’s title holder, vs. Verne Bottoms; Middleweight Champion Bassil Battah vs. Rocky Montero; Light Heavyweight Champion Gory Guerrero vs. Czaya Nandor; and the Fabulous Godos, International City tag team champions vs. Paul Harrison and Jimmy Ballard. In special bouts, Bearcat Wright faces two men, while the Caveman opposes Chris Belkas.”

From the January 28 El Paso Herald-Post: “With an air of confidence and a year of waiting for the match, Danny Hodge, world junior heavyweight wrestling champion, goes into the ring tonight against World Heavyweight Champ Lou Thesz in the El Paso Coliseum. A crowd of more than 5,000 fans is expected to attend the ‘Parade of Champions’. Hodge said that he felt he was slightly stronger than Thesz, who will have a 15-pound weight advantage and much more experience on the twice Olympic wrestler. ‘My advantage points are youth and speed,’ Hodge said, ‘although I do have 20 years of wrestling experience, but not as much as Thesz. To win the heavyweight title would be my biggest achievement in wrestling.’ Thesz, a veteran champion, has held the heavyweight title longer than any other wrestler. It will be the first meeting for Thesz and Hodge. Other titlists putting their crowns on the line include Women’s Champion June Byers, who meets Verne Bottoms; Gory Guerrero, light heavyweight champ, who faces Czaya Nandor, and the Godos, who risk their International City tag team title against Paul Harrison and Jimmy Ballard. Other bouts wills end Bassil Battah, new middleweight champ, against Rocky Montero, and the Caveman against Chris Belkas. Opening match will find Bearcat Wright facing two men at the same time.”

Tuesday, January 28, 1964 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX – 5,300
1) Bassil Battah fought Juan Garcia to a draw
2) The Caveman defeated Chris Belkas
3) Handicap Match: Bearcat Wright defeated Gypsy Biviano & La Tonia
4) Gory Guerrero defeated Czaya Nandor
5) World Women’s Champion June Byers defeated Verne Bottoms
6) International City Tag Team Champions The Godos (Felix & Marcos) defeated Paul Harrison & Jimmy Ballard
7) World Heavyweight Champion Lou Thesz fought Danny Hodge to a draw in three falls (60:00)

From the January 29 El Paso Herald-Post: “Danny Hodge, with the world’s heavyweight title almost within his grip last night, today counted upon public support for another chance against present titlist Lou Thesz. Hodge, who had Thesz visibly whipped before 5,300 fans in the Coliseum last night, still feels he has the equipment to beat Thesz, even though he was held to a draw by the aging champion. ‘I feel that if I had just five more minutes there would have been no doubt about the outcome, but Mr. Thesz refused to grant me an extension of time and I’ll have to wait for another chance,’ said Hodge. Sam Muchnick, president of the National Wrestling Alliance and a spectator at last night’s big ‘Parade of Champions’ card, tried to use his influence in gaining an extension of the bout, but was vehemently turned down by the tired and obviously injured Thesz. The champion had taken the first fall after 35 minutes of savage battling, then fell to a rolling cartwheel by Hodge with only 10 minutes remaining in the bout. Thesz used the ropes and some other unsavory tactics to stave off the challenger and seemed quite content with the draw. Other results saw the Fabulous Godos whip Paul Harrison and Jimmy Ballard to retain the International City tag team title; World Champion June Byers stop Verne Bottoms; Gory Guerrero outwrestle Czaya Nandor; Bearcat Wright make mincemeat of Gypsy Biviano and La Tonia; Caveman wallop Chris Belkas and Bassil Battah go to a draw with Juan Garcia.”

From the January 31 El Paso Herald-Post: “A double main event will headline tomorrow’s wrestling card at the Hercules Health Studios at 503 Texas Avenue. Bearcat Wright, the Sonny Liston of wrestling, will face both the Fabulous Godos in a handicap affair to headline the card. Paired with the Wright handicap match is the duel between Gory Guerrero, world’s light heavyweight champion, and Rocky Montero, the highly regarded Spanish import. Others on the big television card will be Chief White Eagle, the Caveman and Steve Stanlee, a newcomer to local circles.”

From the February 1 El Paso Herald-Post: “Leo (The Lion) Newman, whose antics are reminiscent of Count Rossi, will again handle the strategy for the Caveman when the wild-haired wrestler meets Chief White Eagle in a bout on tonight’s card in the Hercules Health Studios, 806 Texas Avenue. Newman, vociferous and belligerent, caused quite a commotion during last Tuesday’s card when he assisted the Caveman in a win over popular Juan Garcia. Two main events headline tonight’s card. Gory Guerrero meets Rocky Montero in one feature, while Bearcat Wright tried to handle bot of the Fabulous Godos at the same time in a handicap match. The card opener sends Chris Belkas against newcomer Steve Stanlee.”

Saturday, February 1, 1964 – Hercules Health Studios – El Paso, TX
1) Chris Belkas vs. Steve Stanlee
2) The Caveman (w/ Leo Newman) vs. Chief White Eagle
3) Gory Guerrero vs. Rocky Montero
4) Handicap Match: Bearcat Wright vs. The Godos (Felix & Marcos)

From the February 7 El Paso Herald-Post: “Wrestling’s biggest performers, both in size and reputation, will appear on tomorrow night’s card at the Hercules Health Studios, 806 Texas Avenue. Bearcat Wright, 6-8, 278-pounder and called the Sonny Liston of wrestling, faces stylish Steve Stanlee in one of the four bouts. Killer Kowalski, 6-7 and 260 pounds, faces the Cisco Kid in a co-feature. The bouts will be tune-ups for Wright and Kowalski who collide in the main event next Tuesday night in the Coliseum. Other bouts Saturday night send the Caveman against Kiko Torres, while a tag bout matches the Godos against Gory Guerrero and Juan Garcia.”

Saturday, February 8, 1964 – Hercules Health Studios – El Paso, TX
1) The Godos (Felix & Marcos) vs. Gory Guerrero & Juan Garcia
2) The Caveman vs. Kiko Torres
3) Killer Kowalski vs. The Cisco Kid
4) Bearcat Wright vs. Steve Stanlee

From the February 10 El Paso Herald-Post: “If it takes big men for big-time wrestling, El Pasoans get a chance to see a super clash tomorrow night in the Coliseum when Bearcat Wright, 6-8 and 275, faces Killer Kowalski, 6-7 and 260. The bout is expected to attract a large crowd, due to the rivalry between the two big men, and partly because of an excellent undercard. The Caveman faces Gory Guerrero in a co-feature, while the Fabulous Godos meet Juan Garcia and Chief White Eagle in a tag bout. Bassil Battah faces Paul de Galles, and Steve Stanlee meets Kiko Torres in other bouts.”

From the February 11 El Paso Herald-Post: “Bearcat Wright, who has been battling two men at a time in his El Paso wrestling stay, may have his hands full with just one tonight when he meets huge Killer Kowalski in the feature of a five-bout card in the Coliseum. Wright, 6-8 and 275, will be going against someone his own size in 6-7 and 260-pound Kowalski, former world’s heavyweight champion. Other matches send Gory Guerrero against the Caveman; Juan Garcia and Chief White Eagle against the Godos; Bassil Battah against Paul de Galles; Steve Stanlee against Kiko Torres.”

Tuesday, February 11, 1964 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX – 5,000
1) Paul de Galles fought Chief White Eagle to a draw
2) Bassil Battah defeated Felix Godo
3) Juan Garcia defeated Marcos Godo
4) The Caveman (w/ Leo Newman) defeated Gory Guerrero
5) Killer Kowalski defeated Bearcat Wright in three falls (referee: Mike Burnell)

From the February 12 El Paso Herald-Post: “’There just ain’t no justice’ was the reaction of Bearcat Wright today. The huge wrestler, who has drawn more fans to the Coliseum in recent weeks than any other man, got the poor end of a highly disputed decision last night before 5,000 enraged fans. Wright, facing big Killer Kowalski, had clamped on his unbreakable ‘figure four’ leg lock but failed to notice that Kowalski was partially out of the ropes. When Wright could not break the hold, referee Mike Burnell gave the third and deciding fall to Kowalski. The decision ended a seven bout streak for the popular Bearcat. Other results saw the Caveman use some unsavory tactics, including his manager Leo Newman, to topple Gory Guerrero; Juan Garcia whip Marcos Godo; Bassil Battah stop Felix Godo and Paul de Galles draw with Chief White Eagle.”

From the February 13 El Paso Herald-Post: “A tag team match will be one of the highlights of Saturday’s all-star wrestling card in the El Paso Judging Arena, immediately behind the El Paso Coliseum. Gory Guerrero and Juan Garcia, a formidable tag duo, will test rugged newcomers Steve Stanlee and Paul de Galles in the topper on a four-bout program. Slated to be seen in action for the first time is Leo (The Lion) Newman, who will team next to his protégé, the Caveman, in the feature of that card.”

From the February 14 El Paso Herald-Post: “The wild and unpredictable Caveman and his antagonizing strategist, Leo Newman, will be featured in tomorrow’s wrestling card at the Hercules Health Studios, 806 Texas Avenue. The caveman will battle newcomer Chief White Eagle on the all-star card. A tag team battle will send Gory Guerrero and Juan Garcia against Paul de Galles and Steve Stanlee, while Bassil Battah draws La Tonia. Other bouts are planned for the card.”

From the February 15 El Paso Herald-Post: “Wrestling returns to the El Paso sports scene tonight with another all-star card in the Hercules Health Studios, 806 Texas Avenue. The tag team topper on the card will match Gory Guerrero and Juan Garcia against Paul de Galles and Steve Stanlee. Others who will be in action are the Caveman, Gypsy Biviano and several newcomers.”

Saturday, February 15, 1964 – Hercules Health Studios – El Paso, TX
1) Bassil Battah vs. La Tonia
2) Gory Guerrero & Juan Garcia vs. Paul de Galles & Steve Stanlee
3) The Caveman (w/ Leo Newman) vs. Chief White Eagle

From the February 17 El Paso Herald-Post: “Wrestlers of assorted sizes, shapes and sex invade the El Paso Judging Arena tomorrow for another all-star card. A girls’ tag team match will be one of the co-features, while the popular Hillbillies make their return to border mat action in a companion feature. The girls’ battle will send Margarita Garcia and Lucille Dupree against Mary Jane Mull and Andrea Swanson. The Hillbillies, Slim and Willie, will tackle powerful La Tonia and Gypsy Biviano. Cousin Alfred, the wily sage of the Ozarks, will again manage the Hillbillies. Other bouts will see the wild and wooly Caveman wrestle Juan Garcia, while Gory Guerrero faces Paul de Galles.”

From the February 18 El Paso Herald-Post: “Two tag team matches headline another all-star card tonight in the El Paso Judging Arena with four girls making one of the bouts the best crowd-pleaser. The Hillbillies, Slim and Willie, will face La Tonia and Gypsy Biviano in the male tag battle, while the girls’ scrap wills end Mary Jane Mull and Andrea Swanson against Lucille Dupree and Margarita Garcia. Other bouts will send Gory Guerrero against Paul de Galles, while the Caveman meets Juan Garcia.”

Tuesday, February 18, 1964 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Paul De Galles defeated Juan Garcia
2) Mary Jane Mull & Andrea Swanson defeated Margarita Garcia & Lucille Dupree
3) Gory Guerrero fought The Caveman to a double-DQ
4) The Scufflin’ Hillbillies (Slim & Willie) (w/ Cousin Alfred) defeated La Tonia & Gypsy Biviano

From the February 19 El Paso Herald-Post: “Make room for the Hillbillies! That was the war cry today as the Levi-clad wrestlers from the Ozarks returned to El Paso to batter La Tonia and Gypsy Biviano before an overflow crowd in the Judging Arena last night. Aided by Cousin Alfred, Slim and Willie wasted little time in proving their superiority and popularity, but the real action on the card saw Gory Guerrero and the Caveman fought to a bloody double disqualification. The latter pair hardly got in a wrestling hold before falling into the ringside seats to continue a battle which saw both bleeding profusely at the end. The highly-touted girls match saw Mary Jane Mull and Andrea Swanson whip Margarita Garcia and Lucille Dupree while Paul de Galles surprised Juan Garcia.”

From the February 20 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Hillbillies, who made an auspicious debut on Tuesday’s card, will headline Saturday night’s wrestling show in the El Paso Judging Arena. The scufflin’ boys from the backwoods will take on Rocket Monroe, long an antagonist of El Paso wrestling fans, and his partner, Paul de Galles. Three other bouts, including a girls’ match, are also slated for the action.”

From the February 21 El Paso Herald-Post: “El Paso Judging Arena will be the site for tomorrow night’s big wrestling show which will go on without two star performers. Gory Guerrero and the Caveman have received indefinite suspensions from wrestling commissioner John Evans, stemming from the wild brawl between Guerrero and the Caveman Tuesday. Heading tomorrow night’s program will be a tag team battle between the Hillbillies and two roughsters: Paul De Galles and Rocket (Boots) Monroe. A girls’ battle will match Mary Jane Mull against Lucille DuPree, while Steve Stanlee faces Chief White Eagle. The opener will send Bassil Battah against Bobby Joe Franco.”

Saturday, February 22, 1964 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Bassil Battah vs. Bobby Joe Franco
2) Steve Stanlee vs. Chief White Eagle
3) Mary Jane Mull vs. Lucille DuPree
4) The Scufflin’ Hillbillies (Slim & Willie) vs. Paul De Galles & Rocket Monroe

From the February 25 El Paso Herald-Post: “Danny Hodge, who missed winning the world’s heavyweight championship by 10 seconds here Jan. 28, gets his awaited return match tomorrow night when he faces champion Lou Thesz in the topper of a ‘Parade of Champions’ card in the Coliseum. The usual Tuesday night card was shifted to Wednesday to avoid conflict with the closed-circuit telecast of the Sonny Liston-Cassius Clay title fight. Hodge had Thesz in an unbreakable hold and was on the verge of pinning him when the champion got one leg outside the ropes. By the time action could be resumed, time had run out. Thesz at first refused a rematch, but later consented after a plea from National Wrestling Alliance president Sam Muchnick. Other bouts Wednesday will send Women’s Champion June Byers against top challenger Mary Jane Mull, while the Scufflin’ Hillbillies tackle Rocket Monroe and Paul de Galles. A strong support card is also planned.”

From the February 26 El Paso Herald-Post: “Will tonight be the final night of reign for Heavyweight Champion Lou Thesz? That is the belief of many wrestling fans who are expected to jam the El Paso Coliseum for Thesz’ return bout with Junior Heavyweight Champion Danny Hodge, the man who almost toppled Thesz here last Jan. 28. The big heavyweight title fight is the topper on another ‘Parade of Champions’ card. World Women’s Champion June Byers faces Mary Jane Mull in a title contest, while Bassil Battah, world’s middleweight champion, will also be in action. A tag team battle sends the Scufflin’ Hillbillies against the combined duo of Steve Stanlee and Rocket Monroe. The opener will see Paul de Galles, the man in the leopard leotard, tackle Hank Williams.”

Wednesday, February 26, 1964 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Bassil Battah defeated Gypsy Biviano
2) Steve Stanlee & Rocket Monroe defeated The Scufflin’ Hillbillies (Slim & Willie)
3) Bearcat Wright defeated Rocket Monroe
4) World Women’s Champion June Byers defeated Mary Jane Mull
5) World Heavyweight Champion Lou Thesz defeated Danny Hodge in three falls (referee: Mike Burnell)

From the February 27 El Paso Herald-Post: “Lou Thesz, his shoulder heavily bandaged, but his heavyweight title still intact, left El Paso today after another narrow escape. Thesz was within seconds of losing his heavyweight championship last night in the Coliseum to Danny Hodge. However, the wily veteran trapped Hodge with one of the junior heavyweight’s pet holds, the rolling cradle, to retain the crown. With the falls even, Hodge applied an arm bar and started his rolling cradle. Thesz braced at the top of one roll and held Hodge long enough for referee Mike Burnell to count off a pin. After the fight it was revealed that Thesz had suffered a shoulder injury as a result of the arm bar. Earlier matches saw June Byers whip Mary Jane Mull to retain her women’s title; Bearcat Wright stop Rocket Monroe; Monroe and Steve Stanlee whip the Hillbillies; and Bassil Battah win over Gypsy Biviano.”

From the February 28 El Paso Herald-Post: “A mixed doubles tag team match will headline tomorrow’s wrestling card in the Judging Arena. Mary Jane Mull and Paul De Galles will face Lucille DuPree and Bassil Battah in the unusual bout. Other matches are scheduled.”

From the February 29 El Paso Herald-Post: “Provided the bout isn’t halted by police, tonight’s wrestling card at the Judging Arena will see a mixed doubles tag team battle for the first time in present wrestling history. Mary Jane Mull and Paul De Galles are scheduled to face a similar man-woman combination of Bassil Battah and Lucille DuPree. According to the rules, the girls can only wrestle against each other and the same holds for the men. But accident sometimes happen. Other bouts will send Bearcat Wright against Fred Shikat of Germany, while the Hillbillies, Slim and Willie, take on La Tonia and Rocket Monroe in solo bouts.”

Saturday, February 29, 1964 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Hillbilly Willie vs. Rocket Monroe
2) Hillbilly Slim vs. La Tonia
3) Bearcat Wright vs. Fritz Von Shikat
4) Paul De Galles & Mary Jane Mull vs. Bassil Battah & Lucille DuPree

From the March 2 El Paso Herald-Post: “Girls, midgets and heavyweights mix and mingle on tomorrow’s program in the Coliseum. Topper on the four-bout program is a six-man team match which finds Cousin Alfred joining his Hillbilly nephews, Slim and Willie, for a battle against Rocket Monroe, Steve Stanlee and Fritz Von Shikat. The midgets, Frenchy Semard and Pee Wee Lopez, will clash in a special bout. Matchmaker Sam Menacker has denied that the tony Lopez is really Senor Dinero, the famed handicapper of the Herald-Post. Other bouts will see Czaya Nandor face Paul de Galles, while Mary Jane Mull clashed with Lucille DuPree.”

From the March 3 El Paso Herald-Post: “Mary Jane Mull, who nearly upset June Byers in a women’s title match last week, returns to action tonight on the Coliseum wrestling card, squaring off against Lucille DuPree. The woman’s battle is one of several unusual features on the all-star card. There will be a six-man team match which sends the Hillbillies, bolstered by Cousin Alfred, against Rocket Monroe, Steve Stanlee and Fritz Von Shikat. Midgets make their first appearance of the year, when Frenchy Semard tackles Pee Wee Lopez. Another bout sends Czaya Nandor against Paul de Galles.”

Tuesday, March 3, 1964 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Mary Jane Mull vs. Lucille DuPree
2) Frenchy Semard vs. Pee Wee Lopez
3) Paul De Galles vs. Czaya Nandor
4) The Scufflin’ Hillbillies (Slim & Willie) & Cousin Alfred vs. Steve Stanlee & Rocket Monroe & Fritz Von Shikat

From the March 7 El Paso Herald-Post: “The last man standing is the winner in tonight’s eight-man battle royal which headlines tonight’s El Paso Judging Arena wrestling card. Favorite for the every-man-for-himself action will be the big Alaskan, a 386-pound grappler from Kodiak. Others in the field include Paul de Galles, Czaya Nandor, Fritz Von Shikat, Bobby Joe Franco, Paul Harrison, La Tonia and Leo Escobar. Adding interest to the card will be a midget match which returns Frenchy Semard for another shot at Pee Wee Lopez.”

Saturday, March 7, 1964 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Frenchy Semard vs. Pee Wee Lopez
2) The Alaskan won a 8-man Battle Royal (other participants: Alaskan, Paul de Galles, Czaya Nandor, Fritz Von Shikat, Bobby Joe Franco, Paul Harrison, La Tonia, Leo Escobar)

From the March 10 El Paso Herald-Post: “Four tag team matches are scheduled for tonight’s big wrestling card in the Coliseum. A tag team tournament, plus a tag battle which pits a heavyweight and midget wrestler against a similar combination are planned. Headliner on the card introduces the 336-pound Alaskan who manhandled seven men in a Battle Royal Saturday night. Tonight he draws rugged and speedy Paul de Galles. The teams in the tag tournament include Bassil Battah and Czaya Nandor, Joe Franco and Von Shikat, Tony Barbetta and La Tonia, Paul Harrison and Mingo Chappa. The teams will draw for pairings. Rounding out the card will be a tag scrap which sends midget Frenchy Semard and Ray Valadez against midget Pee Wee Lopez and Ray Duran.”

Tuesday, March 10, 1964 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Mingo Chappa (sub. Ray Valadez) & Frenchy Semard defeated Ray Duran & Pee Wee Lopez
2) Czaya Nandor & Bassil Battah won a 4-team tournament (other participants: Bobby Joe Franco & Fritz Von Shikat, Tony Barbetta & La Tonia, Paul Harrison & Mingo Chappa)
3) The Alaskan defeated Paul De Galles in two straight falls

From the March 11 El Paso Herald-Post: “Where’s the Bearcat? El Paso wrestling fans were clamoring for a return of the giant Negro grappler as the logical foe for the 386 pound Alaskan who continued his devastation among local wrestlers last night by whipping Paul de Galles in two straight falls. In other results: Czaya Nandor and Bassil Battah took the tag team tournament title, while Frenchy Semard and Mingo Chappa won a ‘mixed’ tag battle. Sam Menacker announced his resignation as matchmaker for International Wrestling to concentrate on the group’s television and promotion duties.”

From the March 14 El Paso Herald-Post: “Sam Menacker has resigned from International Wrestling Enterprises. He plans to return to the Midwest for a television series.”

Saturday, March 14, 1964 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Bobby Joe Franco vs. Fritz Von Shikat
2) Czaya Nandor & Bassil Battah vs. Tony Barbetta & Joe Turco
3) Handicap Match: The Alaskan vs. unknown & unknown

From the March 19 El Paso Herald-Post: “Tuesday’s wrestling card, normally staged in the Coliseum, has been switched to the Judging Arena. Six matches, including a triple main event, are on tap. The Mighty Alaskan, in one of the mainliners, will test the border invader, Killer Karl Kox. The hefty fighter will prep for the collision during Saturday’s show, also at the Judging Arena, by facing two foes at the same time, Fritz Von Shikat and Big Gypsy Biviano.”

From the March 20 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mighty Alaskan, undefeated in his El Paso grappling campaign, will take on two foes in a special one-fall match on tomorrow’s slate in the Judging Arena. Fritz Von Shikat and Big Gypsy Biviano will try to halt the 401 pound colossus from Fairbanks. International Wrestling Enterprises said the Alaskan’s standard offer of $1,000 to anyone who whips him will be valid for the two-against-one skirmish. Bob (Bomber) Hamby and the wily villain, Paul de Galles, are booked in the one-hour mainliner. Three other events are on tap.”

From the March 21 El Paso Herald-Post: “A pair of villainous mat men from Italy, Tony Barbetta and Joe Turco, will join forces in tonight’s semi-final battle in the Judging Arena. They will meet Bobby Joe Franco of the Dominican Republic and the Cisco Kid of El Paso. In the mainliner, Bob (Bomber) Hamby opens his current border campaign with a 60 minute test against Paul de Galles. The Mighty Alaskan will attempt to whip two foes: Fritz Von Shikat and Big Gypsy Biviano. Chuck Morris meets Freddie Barron and Golden Boy Feurst goes against Ray Duran.”

Saturday, March 21, 1964 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Ray Duran defeated Golden Boy Feurst
2) The Caveman defeated Chuck Morris
3) Handicap Match: The Alaskan defeated Fritz Von Shikat & Gypsy Biviano
4) Tony Barbetta & Joe Turco defeated Bobby Joe Franco & The Cisco Kid
5) Bob Hamby defeated Paul de Galles

From the March 23 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Caveman, back in El Paso after a 30-day suspension, will share the spotlight in tomorrow’s mat warfare in the Judging Arena with a 6-minute collision against Paul de Galles. During the suspension, the Caveman campaigned in Canada. He returned to El Paso over the weekend, substituted for Freddie Barron in Saturday’s show, and conquered Chuck Morris in a one fall skirmish. The Mighty Alaskan used his ‘pulp crusher’ to flatten Fritz Von Shikat and Bug Gypsy Biviano. The losers were both floored at the final bell. Bob (Bomber) Hamby got a disputed win over de Galles; Joe Turco and Tony Barbetta bested Bobby Joe Franco and the Cisco Kid; Ray Duran edged Golden Boy Feurst in the opener.”

From the March 24 El Paso Herald-Post: “The English grappler, Sir Nelson Royal, will be back in the local mat spotlight in tonight’s six-bout card in the Judging Arena. The 220-pound strongman who hides a crafty style beneath an air of elegance is matched against Bob (Bomber) Hamby. In another feature, the Mighty Alaskan, risking a $1,000 payment in the event of defeat, takes on Killer Karl Kox. The skirmish will go one fall to the finish. The third headliner puts the frantic attack of the Caveman against Paul de Galles. A toss of a coin will decide the order of the three features. In the prelims, each set for 20 minutes, Paul Harrison meets Czaya Nandor, Tony Barbetta battles Bobby Joe Franco, and Joe Turco tests Babe Chuck Morris.”

Tuesday, March 24, 1964 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Paul Harrison fought Czaya Nandor to a draw
2) Bobby Joe Franco defeated Tony Barbetta
3) Joe Turco defeated Babe Chuck Morris
4) Killer Karl Kox fought The Alaskan to a draw
5) Paul de Galles defeated The Caveman via DQ
6) Sir Nelson Royal defeated Bob Hamby

From the March 25 El Paso Herald-Post: “Bob (Bomber) Hamby gave a spirited performance, won the strongest ovation of the night, but couldn’t overcome the brawling tactics of Sir Nelson Royal. The action came during last night’s mat warfare in the Judging Arena. The Caveman battered around Paul de Galles, with the approval of the fans, but was ruled out for evidently hurling the Frenchman over the top rope. Killer Karl Kox managed to draw blood from the Mighty Alaskan’s forehead, but had little more success. The skirmish ended in a deadlock. Joe Turco whipped Babe Chuck Morris, Bobby Joe Franco decisioned Tony Barbetta, and Paul Harrison stalemated Czaya Nandor.”

From the March 27 El Paso Herald-Post: “A five-man tag team match, the first to be staged in El Paso, will top tomorrow’s wrestling agenda in the Judging Arena behind the Coliseum. The Mighty Alaskan, a 401 pound fighter who’s made a habit of licking two foes at the same time, will take on a partner for the 60-minute feature. The Alaskan, aided by Bobby Joe Franco, will battle a trio of villains: Paul de Galles, Joe Turco and Tony Barbetta. Included in the undercard will be a skirmish between two gal wrestlers, Bambi Ball of Boston and Betty Ann Spencer of Atlanta.”

From the March 28 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Caveman, one of the roughest grapplers on the border, will use Czaya Nandor as his target for tonight’s one-fall skirmish in the Judging Arena. Last week, the Caveman was disqualified by the referee for rough tactics against Paul de Galles. On the same card, Nandor struggled to a cleanly fought draw with Paul Harrison. In tonight’s mainliner, booked for an hour, the Mighty Alaskan and Bobby Joe Franco will engage three opponents: Joe Turco, Tony Barbetta and de Galles. In terms of total weight, the battle is well balanced. The trio will check in at 646 pounds, compared to 596 for the Alaskan and Franco. A girls’ match, between Bambi Ball and Betty Ann Spencer, is included in the undercard.”

Saturday, March 28, 1964 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) The Caveman vs. Czaya Nandor
2) Bambi Ball vs. Betty Ann Spencer
3) Handicap Match: The Alaskan & Bobby Joe Franco vs. Paul De Galles & Joe Turco & Tony Barbetta

From the March 30 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mad Mongol returns to the border wrestling wars tomorrow at the Judging Arena to engage Paul de Galles in a mainliner carded with a 60-minute limit. Last season, the Mongol developed his ‘abdominal claw hold’ and turned into one of the border’s biggest stars. One June 19, he joined forces with the Mummy, in a tag team fray against the Mysterious Medics. A crowd of nearly 6,000, second largest in El Paso since 1956, turned out for the match. De Galles, owner of the European Junior Heavyweight crown, is known for his rough tactics. The International City Tag Team championship will also be disputed, with Bassil Battah and Czaya Nandor defending against Joe Turco and Tony Barbetta. The skirmish is booked for 45 minutes. The Caveman will try his wild attack against Bob (Bomber) Hamby in another 45-minute duel.”

From the March 31 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mad Mongol tests his ‘claw hold’ of the stomach on Paul de Galles in tonight’s wrestling topper in the Judging Arena behind the Coliseum. Since campaigning in El Paso last season, the pig-tailed Mongol toured the Northwest, where he became co-owner of the Northwest Tag Team crown. Tonight’s feature, marking the Mongol’s return to border grappling, is booked for two-out-of-three falls an hour limit. De Galles, most successful ‘villain’ on the local scene, owns the European Junior Heavyweight title. The 45-minute scuffles are included in the five-bout agenda. Czaya Nandor and Bassil Battah, a pair of clean-fighting strongmen, will defend the International City trophy against Joe Turco and Tony Barbetta. The Caveman is carded against Bob (Bomber) Hamby.”

Tuesday, March 31, 1964 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Fritz Von Shikat defeated Paul Harrison
2) The Caveman defeated Bob Hamby
3) Babmbi Ball defeated Sweet Georgia Brown
4) Joe Turco & Tony Barbetta defeated Czaya Nandor & Bassil Battah via CO in three falls to win the International City Tag Team Title
5) The Mad Mongol defeated Paul de Galles

From the April 1 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mad Mongol got his 1964 border invasion off to a flying start last night in the Judging Arena by trouncing the roughest ‘villain’ on the local scene. The pig-tailed judo expert earned the biggest applause of the night by forcing Paul de Galles to the canvas with his punishing abdominal ‘claw hold’. Tony Barbetta and Joe Turco gained ownership of the International City Tag Team trophy by subduing Bassil Battah and Czaya Nandor in 40 minutes. The battle ended unexpectedly, with action pegged at one fall each, when Battah toppled out of the ring and couldn’t get back in time. Bambi Ball conquered Sweet Georgia Brown, and earned the right to meet the Mexican ace, Rita Cortez, in El Paso on May 5. Bob (Bomber) Hamby lost a rough battle with the Caveman, and Fritz Von Shikat conquered Paul Harrison.”

From the April 4 El Paso Herald-Post: “Paul de Galles gets a chance to square the record against the Mighty Alaskan when the two collide on tonight’s mat lineup in Segura McDonald V.F.W. Hall, near Dudley Field. The Frenchman, who is approximately half the size of the Alaskan, came out second best in a Coliseum tussle staged on March 10. De Galles lasted only two falls. Tonight’s version is one-fall-to-the-finish. De Galles will check in at 212 pounds, compared to 401 for the brawny Alaskan. In the mainliner, the Mad Mongol and the Caveman will try to wrangle the International City trophy from Joe Turco and Tony Barbetta. Action returns to the Coliseum on Tuesday.”

Saturday, April 4, 1964 – Segura McDonald V.F.W. Hall – El Paso, TX
1) Bob Hamby defeated The Cisco Kid
2) Pancho Pico defeated Fritz Von Shikat
3) Paul de Galles defeated The Alaskan
4) The Mad Mongol & The Caveman defeated Joe Turco & Tony Barbetta in two straight falls to win the International City Tag Team Title

From the April 6 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mongol and the Caveman, new owners of the International City Tag Team trophy, will make their second appearance together on tomorrow’s mainliner in the Coliseum. The duo will face Killer Karl Kox and Sir Nelson Royal in a skirmish carded for three falls or one hour. On Saturday’s show, the Mongol and the Caveman debuted as a tag duo, and had no trouble wrangling the International crown from Joe Turco and Tony Barbetta. The duel lasted 30 minutes and covered two falls. In other action, Paul de Galles scored a surprise upset over the Mighty Alaskan, Pancho Pico shaded Fritz Von Shikat, and Bob (Bomber) Hamby put away the Cisco Kid. Tomorrow’s semi-final puts Czaya Nandor against Hamby in a one-fall battle set for 45 minutes.”

From the April 7 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mongol, with his abdominal claw hold and help of his partner, the Caveman, get into the ring tonight with Killer Karl Kox and Sir Nelson Royal at the Coliseum with the match booked as the feature. Other matches will find Bob (Bomber) Hamby against Czaya Nandor and the Mighty Alaskan and Pancho Pico against three foes: Paul de Galles, Joe Turco and Tony Barbetta.”

Tuesday, April 7, 1964 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Paul De Galles defeated Fritz Von Shikat
2) Pancho Pico defeated Tony Barbetta
3) Handicap Match: Paul de Galles & Joe Turco & Tony Barbetta defeated The Alaskan & Pancho Pico
4) Bob Hamby defeated Czaya Nandor
5) Killer Karl Kox & Sir Nelson Royal defeated The Mad Mongol & The Caveman via DQ

From the April 8 El Paso Herald-Post: “Local wrestling promoters today were contemplating the possibility of re-matching Killer Karl Kox and Sir Nelson Royal against the Mad Mongol and the Caveman. Last night’s mainliner at the Coliseum turned into a 22 minute brawl, with the Mongol and the Caveman being ruled out by referee Mike Burnell for failing to break a hold. In the semi-final, Bob (Bomber) Hamby dropped Czaya Nandor in 13 minutes, but the triumph was ill-received by the fans. Paul de Galles, Joe Turco and Tony Barbetta teamed up to flatten the Mighty Alaskan and Pancho Pico. In other tussles, Pico drew against Barbetta and de Galles put away Fritz Von Shikat.”

From the April 11 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Caveman and Paul de Galles will get two cracks at one another in tonight’s wrestling cartel at the Judging Arena. The pair will meet in a one fall match, booked with a 15 minute time limit, then return to the spotlight to join the six-man mainliner. The Caveman will be joined by the Mad Mongol and Pancho Pico for tonight’s 60-minute headliner. De Galles will be aided by Joe Turco and Bob (Bomber) Hamby. Three other battles are slated.”

Saturday, April 11, 1964 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) The Caveman vs. Paul de Galles
2) Bassil Battah vs. Fritz Von Shikat
3) Paul de Galles & Bob Hamby & Joe Turco vs. The Mad Mongol & The Caveman & Pancho Pico

From the April 14 El Paso Herald-Post: “Bob (Bomber) Hamby will spot the Mighty Alaskan 186 pounds when the two clash in a special ‘handicap match’ on tonight’s wrestling docket at the Coliseum. Under the rules of the match, the Alaskan must pin Hamby three times within 15 minutes to gain the victory. The Alaskan fights at 401 pounds, compared to 215 for the agile Bomber. Tonight’s feature brings out the Mad Mongol and the Caveman in the first defense of the International City Tag Team crown. They’ll face Killer Karl Kox and Sir Nelson Royal in a one-hour combat.”

Tuesday, April 14, 1964 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) The Alaskan vs. Bob Hamby
2) International City Tag Team Champions The Mad Mongol & The Caveman defeated Killer Karl Kox & Sir Nelson Royal via DQ in three falls

From the April 15 El Paso Herald-Post: “For about five minutes, Killer Karl Kox and Sir Nelson Royal were the new ‘owners’ of the International City Tag Team trophy, and began climbing through the ropes with the four-foot ornament, but referee Mike Burnell, who had been accidentally floored by Sir Nelson, got off the canvas to reverse the decision of his co-official in the mat feature. The action came last night, in the Coliseum, and kept the International trophy in the hands of the Caveman and the Mad Mongol. With action pegged at one fall each, activities became snarled when Sir Nelson grabbed a chair from ringside, and accidentally banged Burnell over the head. Next, he put away the Mongol in similar manner. Kox took advantage of the situation to pin the Mongol, and referee Eddie Morales called the three-second countdown.”

Saturday, April 18, 1964 – unknown arena – El Paso, TX
1) Bobby Joe Franco defeated Tony Barbetta
2) Bob Hamby & Joe Turco defeated Bassil Battah & Pancho Pico
3) The Caveman defeated The Alaskan
4) The Mad Mongol defeated Czaya Nandor in three falls

From the April 20 El Paso Herald-Post: “Bassil Battah, the local grappling favorite, is booked against Bob (Bomber) Hamby to headline the undercard in tomorrow’s top wrestling slate in the Coliseum. In Saturday’s action, The Mad Mongol squeezed by Czaya Nandor in rough three-fall tiff. The Caveman overpowered the Mighty Alaskan in 12 minutes. Other results: Hamby and Joe Turco edged Battah and Pancho Pico; Bobby Joe Franco bested Tony Barbetta.”

From the April 21 El Paso Herald-Post: “The border’s first version of ‘lumberjack style’ wrestling will be staged tonight at the Coliseum when Gory Guerrero and the Caveman clash in the mainliner. The wild tussle is booked without falls and without a time limit. Action will continue until one of the strongmen is no longer able to continue. Under lumberjack rules, 10 grapplers will be stationed outside the ring to prevent either fighter from falling through the ropes, attempting to leave, or receiving outside assistance. A referee will be in the ring to prevent strangle holds. A one-night tourney, aimed at picking a border contender for Lou Thesz’ world heavyweight belt, is also on tap. Killer Karl Kox, the Mad Mongol, Sir Nelson Royal and Czaya Nandor will complete the tourney field.”

Tuesday, April 21, 1964 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Joe Turco defeated Bobby Joe Franco
2) Bob Hamby defeated Bassil Battah
3) Sir Nelson Royal defeated unknown
4) The Mad Mongol defeated Killer Karl Kox
5) Texas Death Match: The Caveman defeated Gory Guerrero
6) The Mad Mongol defeated Sir Nelson Royal

From the April 22 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mad Mongol, champ of the local wrestling situation, faces the biggest chance of his career Tuesday when he tries his ‘abdominal claw hold’ on Lou Thesz. The Mongol earned a crack at Thesz’ world heavyweight crown by conquering Killer Karl Kox and Sir Nelson Royal in last night’s tourney at the Coliseum. A paid crowd of 1,782 – second largest of the season – gave the Mongol a standing applause after he clawed Sir Nelson in the finale. Killer Kox, who jumped into the ring to aid Sir Nelson, was also quieted by the abdominal grasp. Both Kox and Sir Nelson were also weakened by the Mongol’s judo chops. Last night’s crowd was the biggest since Jan. 28, when Thesz fought Danny Hodge in the Coliseum before 3,500 fans. The Caveman spoiled Gory Guerrero’s return to mat warfare with a savage triumph which left the Mexican ace bleeding from the scalp; and bruised about the eyes and cheeks. Guerrero collapsed after 27 minutes of the ‘death match’. In the prelims, Bassil Battah gave in to Bob (Bomber) Hamby’s brawny strategy, and Joe Turco whipped Bobby Joe Franco.”

From the April 24 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mad Mongol, prepping for a shot at Lou Thesz’ world heavyweight throne, will undergo a ‘tune-up’ on tomorrow’s card in the Judging Arena by facing four foes in a row. The unusual action will be limited to five-minute skirmishes. Targets in the drill will be Joe Turco, Bob (Bomber) Hamby, Czaya Nandor and Gory Guerrero. Tomorrow’s mainliner puts Guerrero and Nandor against Hamby and Beatnik Duke. The battle will be limited to three falls or 45 minutes. Joe Turco meets Paul Harrison in the semi-final. In the prelims, Bobby Joe Franco engages Loco Mendez, and the Beatnik squares off against Cisco Kid.”

From the April 25 El Paso Herald-Post: “Gory Guerrero and Czaya Nandor will team up for the first time to head tonight’s wrestling card in the Judging Arena. The clean-fighting duo go against Bob (Bomber) Hamby and Beatnik Duke in a fray limited to three falls or 45 minutes. Tonight’s card will mark the return of Beatnik Duke to border wrestling. He campaigned in El Paso in 1962, and fought in a handful of main events. Both Hamby and the Beatnik are known for their rough styles. In the semi-final, cagey Joe Turco meets Paul Harrison in a 45-minute skirmish. The Mad Mongol, in a special event, will take on four foes in four five-minute battles.”

Saturday, April 25, 1964 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Beatnik Duke vs. The Cisco Kid
2) Bobby Joe Franco vs. Loco Mendez
3) The Mad Mongol vs. Joe Turco
4) The Mad Mongol vs. Bob Hamby
5) The Mad Mongol vs. Czaya Nandor
6) The Mad Mongol vs. Gory Guerrero
7) Joe Turco vs. Paul Harrison
8) Gory Guerrero & Czaya Nandor vs. Bob Hamby & Beatnik Duke

From the April 27 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mad Mongol scored an impressive drill on Saturday’s wrestling program while sharpening his ‘claw hold’ in preparation for tomorrow’s crack at the world heavyweight crown. Four grapplers: Gory Guerrero, Czaya Nandor, Joe Turco and Bob (Bomber) Hamby succumbed to the abdominal claw in a special match. Each tussle was limited to five minutes. The Mongol earned his world title shot by copping a one-night runoff last week, and will take on Lou Thesz in tomorrow’s feature at the Coliseum. Action will go the marathon distance of 90 minutes.”

From the April 28 El Paso Herald-Post: “Lou Thesz, world heavyweight wrestling king, returns to the border tonight to defend his crown against the Mad Mongol in a battle booked for three falls or 90 minutes. According to the promoters, the champ has made at least 12 title defenses in El Paso over the last 10 years, and has never been defeated. Thesz, one of wrestling’s top attractions, has always drawn well in El Paso. On Jan. 28, a crowd of 3,600 was on hand for his tussle against Danny Hodge. Before that, on Nov. 19, 1963, Thesz successfully defended against Fritz Von Erich before 3,136 El Pasoans. A crowd of 5,510 fans watched on Sept. 24, 1953, when Thesz and Rito Romero grappled into a deadlock. Four other matches, each set for one fall, will round out the big cartel. Sir Nelson Royal faces the Caveman in the 45-minute semi-final. Gory Guerrero and Czaya Nandor will seek their second win in as many tries against Killer Karl Kox and Joe Turco. Bassil Battah will meet Bob (Bomber) Hamby. Joe Franco tackles Beatnik Duke.”

Tuesday, April 28, 1964 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX – 1,540
1) Bobby Joe Franco defeated Beatnik Duke
2) Bob Hamby defeated Bassil Battah via DQ
3) Gory Guerrero & Czaya Nandor defeated Killer Karl Kox & Joe Turco
4) The Caveman defeated Sir Nelson Royal
5) World Heavyweight Champion Lou Thesz defeated The Mad Mongol via DQ in three falls

From the April 29 El Paso Herald-Post: “Lou Thesz, world heavyweight wrestling champ, will never win a popularity contest in El Paso – but he keeps winning matches, one way or another. The champ, jeered by last night’s turnout of 1,540 fans in the Coliseum, squeezed by the Mad Mongol on a technicality. The battle ended with Thesz on his knees. He was aided from the ring by referees Mike Burnell and Eddie Morales. Burnell ruled out the Mongol for reaching through the ropes to clamp his effective claw hold on Thesz’ stomach. The action came with Thesz sprawled on his back, on the apron of the ring. Earlier in the match, Thesz was repeatedly booed for such tactics as pulling the Mongol’s pig-tail, refusing to break cleanly, sticking his legs through the ropes to escape a tight hold, and ducking his head under the top rope. But when he fought, Thesz showed power, sound mat knowledge, and a flashy attack which evidently baffled the local star in the opening minute. Thesz smeared the Mongol for a first fall clocking of 10 minutes and 26 seconds. A flying bounce off the ropes, and a body press did the trick. But the Mongol evened the match with his claw grip and draw screaming applause from the fans. Time of the middle pin was two minutes and thirty-five seconds. Thesz seemed groggy from the claw hold, and tried to avoid the Mongol. Burnell’s ruling came after one minute and three seconds. In the semi-final, the Caveman roared through Sir Nelson Royal in five minutes for an impressive win. Gory Guerrero and Czaya Nandor conquered Killer Karl Kox and Joe Turco; Bob (Bomber) Hamby got a disqualified win over Bassil Battah; and Bobby Joe Franco put away Beatnik Duke in 11 minutes.”

From the May 2 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mad Mongol will make two appearances on tonight’s wrestling card in the Judging Arena with 15-minute battles against Gory Guerrero and Kenny Mack. In the topper, set for three falls, Bob (Bomber) Hamby and Joe Turco will make their first try as a tag team by taking on Guerrero and Bassil Battah. Another local star, the Caveman, will head the cartel with a 45-minute encounter against Bobby Joe Franco.”

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Saturday, May 2, 1964 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) The Mad Mongol vs. Kenny Mack
2) The Mad Mongol vs. Gory Guerrero
3) The Caveman vs. Bobby Joe Franco
4) Bob Hamby & Joe Turco vs. Gory Guerrero & Bassil Battah

From the May 5 El Paso-Herald-Post: “Gory Guerrero makes his first defense this season of the world light heavyweight crown when he battles the Caveman in tonight’s mat topper in the Coliseum. Guerrero won the world title from Rey Mendoza, before a Mexico City crowd of 18,000, and made 11 successful defenses until he lost to Ali Bey last year, but on Sept. 24, he conquered the Turk to win back the belt. Guerrero and the Caveman have met three times, with two victories going to the latter, and the third being ruled a ‘no contest’ when action spilled over into the spectators. Four other matches are on tap, highlighted by a tag team squabble matching Killer Karl Kox and Sir Nelson Royal against Joe Turco and Bob (Bomber) Hamby.”

Tuesday, May 5, 1964 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX – 1,338
1) Beatnik Duke defeated Loco Mendez
2) Bobby Joe Franco defeated Kenny Mack
3) Rita Cortez defeated Bambi Ball
4) Killer Karl Kox & Sir Nelson Royal defeated Bob Hamby & unknown
5) World Light Heavyweight Champion Gory Guerrero fought The Caveman to a double-KO

From the May 6 El Paso Herald-Post: “Gory Guerrero, looking forward to an upcoming shot at Lou Thesz, still has a pesky problem with the Caveman. Guerrero and the Caveman collided in last night’s feature with the intention of settling a feud which stretched back over their last three engagements. But the Caveman again proved a rough customer, and battles the Mexican ace into a weary deadlock. Both fighters finished the bout on their backs in an unusual double kayo. A crowd of 1,338 was on hand. The clincher to 35 minutes of heated slugging came when both strongmen banged heads after bouncing off the ropes. Neither could regain his feet. Although the result failed to settle the feud, Guerrero retained his world light heavyweight belt. Bob (Bomber) Hamby was belted into submission by Killer Karl Kox and Sir Nelson Royal in the semi-final. Hamby suffered a bloody forehead and was carried from the ring. Rita Cortez whipped Bambi Ball; Bobby Joe Franco overcame Kenny Mack; and Beatnik Duke crushed Loco Mendez.”

From the May 8 El Paso Herald-Post: “A six-man tag match will serve as the feature in tomorrow’s arena behind the Coliseum. Joe Turco, Beatnik Duke and Kenny Mack will team up to face Bobby Joe Franco, Armando Camacho and the Cisco Kid. Action will go three falls. Regular tag rules will prevail, with only one grappler from each squad allowed in the ring at any time. The Caveman, one of the most successful fighters on the border, will also join the cartel with a 15-minute flurry against big Gypsy Biviano. The latter returned to El Paso this week after campaigning in Tennessee. Three other matches are on tap. Activities move over to the Coliseum Tuesday, when Gory Guerrero and Luis Martinez engage Killer Karl Kox and Sir Nelson Royal.”

From the May 9 El Paso Herald-Post: “Bassil Battah will seek his first win over Bob (Bomber) Hamby in three tries when the two trade blows on tonight’s wrestling card at the Judging Arena. In their last two meetings, both at one-fall, Hamby used his wily tactics to overcome Battah. The Caveman will join tonight’s show with a 15-minute skirmish with Big Gypsy Biviano. A six-man tag team is also featured, with Joe Turco, Beatnik Duke and Kenny Mack lining up against Bobby Joe Franco, Armando Camacho and the Cisco Kid. Turco and Camacho will squabble in a one-fall match, and the Beatnik takes on Franco.”

Saturday, May 9, 1964 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Bobby Joe Franco defeated Beatnik Duke
2) Joe Turco defeated Armando Camacho
3) The Caveman defeated Gypsy Biviano
4) Joe Turco & Beatnik Duke & Kenny Mack defeated Bobby Joe Franco & Armando Camacho & The Cisco Kid
5) Bob Hamby defeated Bassil Battah

From the May 11 El Paso Herald-Post: “Gory Guerrero takes on a new partner to meet Killer Karl Kox and Sir Nelson Royal in tomorrow’s wrestling mainliner in the Coliseum. Guerrero will be paired with Mexico’s Luis Martinez in a 60-minute fray. Under the special terms of the match, the losing squad must leave town. As a special feature on the four-bout cartel, a 600-pound wrestling bear will take on three human fighters. The Caveman, Bob (Bomber) Hamby and Joe Turco also will face ‘Vic the Bruiser’. In Saturday’s feature at the Judging Arena, Hamby outwitted Battah in 25 minutes. The team of Turco, Mack and Beatnik Duke whipped Franco, the Cisco Kid and Armando Camacho; the Caveman conquered Big Gypsy Biviano; Turco shaded Camacho; and Franco licked the Beatnik.”

From the May 12 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Caveman, a self-proclaimed expert at fighting animals in the wrestling ring, will be shooting for a $1,000 prize when he faces a 600-pound bear on tonight’s card in the Coliseum. According to the Caveman, he previously wrestled bears and mountain lions, and once boxed a gorilla. In tonight’s show, he’ll be joined by Bob (Bomber) Hamby and Joe Turco in a tag team tussle against ‘Vic the Bruiser’. In the mainliner, two Mexican stars, Gory Guerrero and Luis Martinez, are booked against Killer Karl Kox and Sir Nelson Royal. A one-hour limit will prevail, with the losing squad obligated to leave town in punishment for defeat. Two one-fall tests will round out the cartel. Al Szasz of Budapest, Hungary debuts locally against young Bobby Joe Franco. In the curtain-raiser, Kenny Mack of St. Louis hooks holds with Big Gypsy Biviano of Juarez.”

Tuesday, May 12, 1964 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Kenny Mack vs. Gypsy Biviano
2) Al Szasz vs. Bobby Joe Franco
3) Vic the Bruiser (bear) defeated The Caveman & Joe Turco & Bob Hamby
4) Gory Guerrero & Luis Hernandez defeated Killer Karl Kox & Sir Nelson Royal

From the May 13 El Paso Herald-Post: “Gory Guerrero, who was kayoed in an unruly fashion by Sir Nelson Royal after last night’s wrestling feature in the Coliseum, will get a chance to square the record. Guerrero and Sir Nelson today were signed to a rematch, and will meet again on Tuesday’s feature in the same ring. The sequel was arranged after Sir Nelson challenged the Mexican ace to a ‘Texas Death Match’ in order to settle a feud dating back to the ’62 season. Neither Sir Nelson nor Guerrero pinned one another in last night’s match, which erupted into a free-for-all. Sir Nelson teaming up with Killer Karl Kox, was beaten by Guerrero and Luis Martinez. But, after the final bell, Sir Nelson grabbed a chair from ringside and flattened Guerrero with a wallop over the skull. Guerrero, in accepting Sir Nelson’s Death Match challenge, waived the ‘loser leaves town’ conditions of last night’s contest. The semi-final lasted only several minutes, with 'Vic the Bruiser’, a wrestling bear, whipping Joe Turco, Bob (Bomber) Hamby and the Caveman. None of the human grapplers was anxious to mix it up.”

From the May 15 El Paso Herald-Post: “Eight wrestlers, including a bear called Vic the Bruiser, will be in the ring for tomorrow’s mainliner in the Judging Arena behind the Coliseum. The unusual event is booked as a ‘battle royal’, with each fighter trying to pin anyone he can get his hands on. Anyone levelling the animal for the three-second count wins a $1,000 jackpot, according to the promoters. The lineup of humans includes Gory Guerrero, Bob (Bomber) Hamby, Armando Camacho, Kenny Mack, Big Gypsy Biviano, the Cisco Kid, and Guy Taylor. In other tests, Joe Turco meets Bobby Joe Franco, and the Cisco Kid goes against Al Szasz.”

From the May 16 El Paso Herald-Post: “The clean fighting youngster meets the crafty veteran on tonight’s six-bout grappling cartel in the Judging Arena behind the Coliseum. Bobby Joe Franco of the Dominican Republic is booked against rough Joe Turco of Italy in a semi-final slated to go three falls or 45 minutes. Tonight’s feature will be sparked by another appearance of ‘Vic the Bruiser’, a 550 pound wrestling bear. Seven human fighters and the Bruiser will be in the ring at the same time for a free-swinging melee known as a ‘battle royal’. Anyone levelling the bear wins a $1,000 prize.”

Saturday, May 16, 1964 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) The Cisco Kid vs. Al Szasz
2) Joe Turco vs. Bobby Joe Franco
3) 8-man Battle Royal (participants: Vic the Bruiser (bear), Gory Guerrero, Bob Hamby, Armando Camacho, Kenny Mack, Gypsy Biviano, The Cisco Kid, Guy Taylor)

From the May 19 El Paso Herald-Post: “Gory Guerrero, an experienced hand at ‘Texas Death Match; grappling, will be out to settle matters with Sir Nelson Royal in tonight’s mainliner in the Coliseum. Under Death Match conditions, falls don’t count, and action continues until either fighter collapses or concedes. The last version of the death match occurred on April 9, 1963, when Guerrero beat Paul de Galles on a technicality. The slugfest went 13 falls. Before that, he defeated Mickey Sharp in nine falls, and the Masked Terror in 11 falls. Tonight’s edition is an offshoot of last week’s feature, when Sir Nelson kayoed Guerrero with a chair after the final bell. In the co-feature, Luis Martinez and the Viking will go three falls or one hour. Bob (Bomber) Hamby and Joe Turco are booked against Bobby Joe Franco and Armando Camacho. Two one-fall tiffs are also slated.”

Tuesday, May 19, 1964 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Kenny Mack defeated Gypsy Biviano
2) Bobo Johnson defeated Loco Mendez
3) Bobby Joe Franco & Armando Camacho fought Bob Hamby & Joe Turco to a draw
4) The Viking defeated Luis Martinez
5) Texas Death Match: Gory Guerrero defeated Sir Nelson Royal

From the May 20 El Paso Herald-Post: “Gory Guerrero settled matters with Sir Nelson Royal by winning last night’s mainliner at the Coliseum, but he took a licking in the process. The Mexican absorbed most of the punishment in the ‘Texas Death Match’ and finished the battle on the canvas. A lucky break on Guerrero’s part evidently prevented disaster. The Mexican was strung on the ropes, trying to keep from going down, when he managed to toss Sir Nelson out of the ring. Sir Nelson conked out after hitting the Coliseum floor, and failed to answer the bell for the next fall. The struggle, staged without a time limit, lasted 25 minutes and 30 seconds. Only two falls were posted, although falls didn’t count. Sir Nelson got the first pin in 24:30, and the Mexican got the second in exactly one minute. Sir Nelson, by losing the battle, is now obligated to vacate the border wrestling scene. Luis Martinez took a licking from the Viking. In other matches, Bobby Joe Franco and Armando Camacho deadlocked the rough duo of Bob (Bomber) Hamby and Joe Turco; Bobo Johnson stopped Loco Mendez in 13 minutes; Kenny Mack whipped Big Gypsy Biviano in 8:15.”

From the May 23 El Paso Herald-Post: “The local wrestlers, Armando Camacho and the Cisco Kid, will join forces to meet a pair of tricky veterans on tonight’s lineup in the Judging Arena. The young twosome will face Joe Turco of Sicily and Kenny Mack of St. Louis in a collision booked for three falls. The event will mark the first mainliner for Camacho, and the first occasion when the two El Paso strongmen have teamed up into a tag team. Bobby Joe Franco will square off against the shady techniques of Bob (Bomber) Hamby in a one hour test. Other matches put Paul Harrison against Bobo Johnson, Big Gypsy Biviano against Alberto Reyes, Turco against Harrison, and the Cisco Kid against Johnson.

Saturday, May 23, 1964 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) The Cisco Kid vs. Bobo Johnson
2) Joe Turco vs. Paul Harrison
3) Gypsy Biviano vs. Alberto Reyes
4) Paul Harrison vs. Bobo Johnson
5) Bobby Joe Franco vs. Bob Hamby
6) Armando Camacho & The Cisco Kid vs. Joe Turco & Kenny Mack

From the May 26 El Paso Herald-Post: “A wrestling free-for-all, known as a ‘battle royal’, will put 10 fighters in the ring at the same time on tonight’s card in the Coliseum. The winner will be crowned the ‘Texas Auto Battle Royal Champ’, and will receive a trophy donated by Texas Auto Sales. Under battle royal conditions, a fighter is eliminated either by the customary pin, or by being knocked out of the ring and failing to get back in before 20 seconds. Included in the field are Joe Turco, Kenny Mack, Big Gypsy Biviano, Alberto Reyes, Bobby Joe Franco, Armando Camacho, Paul Harrison, the Cisco Kid, and Bobo Johnson. In the co-feature, the Viking will hope to repeat the licking he handed Luis Martinez in last week’s mainliner.”

Tuesday, May 26, 1964 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Joe Turco & Gypsy Biviano defeated Paul Harrison & Bobo Johnson
2) Loco Mendez fought Armando Camacho to a draw
3) The Cisco Kid defeated Ray Mancinas
4) Bobby Joe Franco defeated Kenny Mack
5) Luis Martinez defeated The Viking
6) Bobby Joe Franco won a 10-man Battle Royal (other participants: Joe Turco, Kenny Mack, Gypsy Biviano, Ray Mancinas, Armando Camacho, Paul Harrison, The Cisco Kid, Bobo Johnson)

From the May 27 El Paso Herald-Post: “Bobby Joe Franco scored a double victory last night in the Coliseum and lifted himself into top contention in the border wrestling circuit. The 23 year old grappler turned in the night’s top performance by winning the 10-man ‘battle royal’ and taking home a trophy donated by Texas Auto Sales. The triumph was well applauded. Franco will be required to defend the battle royal crown within 30 days. Franco also crossed swords with Kenny Mack and posted a soft victory. Luis Martinez put away the Viking in 18 minutes. Other results: the Cisco Kid beat Ray Mancinas; Loco Mendez and Armando Camacho drew; Turco and Biviano crushed Paul Harrison and Bobo Johnson.”

From the May 29 El Paso Herald-Post: “Two border newcomers, both with rough styles, will be in the lineup for tomorrow’s wrestling docket in the Judging Arena. Hangman Bud Cody from Tucson and Kurt Von Hess of Germany will take on two border favorites. The Hangman will try his neck-stretching grip on Bobo Johnson, and Von Hess gets a chance to lock grips with El Paso’s Armando Camacho. In the topper, set for three falls or 45 minutes, Bobby Joe Franco collides against Joe Turco. Another 45 minute skirmish is slated, putting the Cisco Kid of El Paso against Kenny Mack of St. Louis.”

From the May 30 El Paso Herald-Post: “Bobby Joe Franco and Joe Turco resume their feud in tonight’s wrestling topper at the Coliseum with a struggle booked for two-out-of-three falls or 45 minutes. In last week’s action, Franco and Turco became the last two finalists in a 10-man ‘battle royal’. Franco survived Turco’s shady tricks to win. The cartel will also introduce two new faces to border mat fans: Hangman Bud Cody of Tucson and Kurt Von Hess of Germany. The Hangman takes on Bobo Johnson of New York, while the German makes his debut against El Paso’s Armando Camacho. In another battle, Kenny Mack runs into the Cisco Kid.”

Saturday, May 30, 1964 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Kenny Mack defeated The Cisco Kid
2) Armando Camacho defeated Kurt Von Hess via DQ
3) Bud Cody defeated Bobo Johnson
4) Bobby Joe Franco defeated Joe Turco in three falls

From the June 1 El Paso Herald-Post: “Bobby Joe Franco, slated to headline tomorrow’s wrestling show in the Coliseum, scored a sharp drill in weekend wrestling action. The 23-year-old fighter from the Dominican Republic topped Saturday’s agenda in the Judging Arena and beat Joe Turco in three falls. In tomorrow’s cartel, Franco will try to control the wild attack of the Caveman. Action will go three falls or 60 minutes. Kurt Von Hess of Germany will take on Luis Martinez, and Gory Guerrero meets Hangman Bud Cody in other sides of the triple mainliner. Other Saturday results: Cody used his strangle grip to crush Bobo Johnson.; Von Hess was disqualified against Armando Camacho; Kenny Mack shaded the Cisco Kid.”

From the June 2 El Paso Herald-Post: “The longest win streak of the year will be on the line in tonight’s wrestling card in the Coliseum when Bobby Joe Franco tries for his ninth in a row. The 23-year-old grappler from the Dominican Republic runs into the Caveman in a match carded for three falls or 60 minutes. Franco is undefeated since April 22. On that occasion, he lost a one fall match to Joe Turco. Since then, he went on to post two wins over Turco. Gory Guerrero also returns to action on tonight’s card with a one-fall collision against Hangman Bud Cody of Tucson. Luis Martinez rounds out the triple mainliner with a 30-minute battle against burly Kurt Von Hess of Germany. The undercard puts Turco against Armando Camacho, and Bobo Johnson against Kenny Mack.”

Tuesday, June 2, 1964 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Kenny Mack defeated Bobo Johnson
2) Armando Camacho defeated Joe Turco
3) Luis Martinez defeated Kurt Von Hess
4) Gory Guerrero fought Bud Cody to a draw
5) The Caveman defeated Bobby Joe Franco

From the June 3 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Caveman, after posting a resounding triumph in last night’s mat show at the Coliseum, set the stage for one of the season’s top wrestling events. According to the promoters, the Caveman will be teamed up with the Mad Mongol to face the Mysterious Medics in next week’s mainliner. Last year, the Medics proved the biggest attraction on the local scene, and were known for such trickery as switching places behind the referee’s back. The masked fighters have been ranked among the nation’s top ten tag teams since their ’53 border invasion. In last night’s show, the Caveman gave no quarter while slugging around Bobby Joe Franco for most of the 20-minute skirmish. Franco finished the battle on his back, and suffered a bloody forehead. The local favorite, Gory Guerrero, knocked heads with Hangman Bud Cody, but the duel ended in a draw. Luis Martinez levelled Kurt Von Hess in eight minutes; Armando Camacho bested Joe Turco in 10:35; and Kenny Mack topped Bobo Johnson.”

From the June 6 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mad Mongol and the Caveman, prepping for next week’s battle against the Mysterious Medics, will head tonight’s mainliner in the Judging Arena. The duo will meet the rough attack of Hangman Bud Cody and Kurt Von Hess in a fracas carded for three falls or 45 minutes. Action shapes up as a test between the Mongol’s well-touted ‘claw hold’ and Cody’s hangman hold. In his last outing, Cody used the grip to knock out Gory Guerrero. Guerrero also joins tonight’s lineup with a 15 minute skirmish against crafty Joe Turco. Bobby Joe Franco, fresh off his stormy brawl against the Caveman, takes on Bobo Johnson.”

Saturday, June 6, 1964 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) The Cisco Kid defeated Gypsy Biviano
2) Bobby Joe Franco defeated Bobo Johnson
3) Gory Guerrero defeated Joe Turco
4) The Mad Mongol & The Caveman defeated Bud Cody & Kurt Von Hess

From the June 8 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mad Mongol and the Caveman, after a sharp drill in weekend wrestling action, are now set to take on the Mysterious Medics in tomorrow’s big agenda in the Coliseum. The Mongol and Caveman needed only 25 minutes to whip Kurt Von Hess and Hangman Bud Cody in Saturday’s feature. Von Hess was victim of the Mongol’s ‘claw hold’, and Cody was disqualified for an illegal application of his hangman’s grip. Last year, the Medics campaigned extensively in El Paso, then went on to gain the top spot in national tag team listings by the National Wrestling Alliance. Other Saturday results: the Cisco Kid registered a convincing triumph over Gypsy Biviano; Bobby Joe Franco defeated Bobo Johnson; Gory Guerrero defeated Joe Turco.”

From the June 9 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mysterious Medics, one of the biggest attractions in border mat history, will try to elude the Mad Mongol’s ‘claw grip’ in tonight’s feature at the Coliseum. In tonight’s 60 minute encounter, the Mongol will be joined by the Caveman in defense of the International City Tag Team trophy. The Mongol’s claw grip has proved his best attack, and the Caveman relies on a savage style. In the co-feature, Luis Martinez meets the Sheik in a 45 minute match. Bobby Joe Franco tops the undercard with a one-fall meeting against Hangman Bud Cody.”

Tuesday, June 9, 1964 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX – 2,288
1) Navajo Frank defeated The Cisco Kid
2) Kurt Von Hess defeated Joe Turco
3) Bud Cody defeated Bobby Joe Franco
4) Luis Martinez defeated The Sheik via DQ
5) The Medics defeated The Mad Mongol & The Caveman in three falls to win the International City Tag Team Title

From the June 10 El Paso Herald-Post: “Wrestling fans who expected a rough performance by the Mysterious Medics weren’t disappointed. A paid crowd of 2,288, second largest of the year, filled the Coliseum last night to watch the hooded villains open their border invasion. The Medics roared into the Mad Mongol and the Caveman, scored a blustery triumph in slightly over 18 minutes and walked off with the International City Tag Team trophy. With action pegged at one fall each, the Medics seemed on the verge of defeat when the Mongol clamped on his well-touted ‘claw hold’ of the stomach, but the other Medic saved the night with a leap from the top rope, which softened up the Mongol for a quick body press. Referee Loco Mendez had his hands full in the wild match and couldn’t control the Medics. The Mongol’s futile application of the claw grip brought a roar from the crowd. Earlier in the fray, the Caveman registered the first pin in 6:30, but was the victim of the second fall in 8:05. Before the mainliner, Arnold Pastrick, West Berlin light heavyweight champ, was introduced to the fans, but got in a squabble with the Medics. He suffered a bloody forehead. Gory Guerrero had the misfortune to meet the Sheik in another unscheduled tussle. Gory jumped into the ring after the Sheik was disqualified for illegal tactics against Luis Martinez. Guerrero was belted out of the ring and suffered a bruise above the left eye from the Sheik’s ‘fireball’ attack. Hangman Bud Cody overcame Bobby Joe Franco, Kurt Von Hess licked Joe Turco, and Navajo Frank levelled the Cisco Kid. “

From the June 12 El Paso Herald-Post: “Arnold Pastrick of West Berlin opens his border campaign tomorrow in the Judging Arena behind the Coliseum with a one fall scrap against Kurt Von Hess. Patrick was introduced to border fans before Tuesday’s mainliner, and wound up in an unscheduled fray with the Mysterious Medics. The German received a bloody nose in the process. The Medics, fresh off their conquest of the International City Tag Team trophy go against Armando Camacho and Bobby Joe Franco. Two other battles are slated: Hangman Bud Cody meets Wayne Shadle, and the Caveman meets Bobo Johnson in the opener.”

From the June 13 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mysterious Medics, champs of the local wrestling heap, will flex their muscles on Armando Camacho and Bobby Joe Franco in tonight’s wrestling highlight in the Judging Arena. Franco reached main event status last month, in a bloody setback at the hands of the Caveman. In another 45 minute grapple, the Caveman faces agile Bobo Johnson. Two other matches are slated.”

Saturday, June 13, 1964 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) The Caveman vs. Bobo Johnson
2) Bud Cody vs. Wayne Shadle
3) Arnold Pastrick vs. Kurt Von Hess
4) The Medics defeated Armando Camacho & Bobby Joe Franco in two straight falls

From the June 15 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mysterious Medics, eyeing their third straight border win, run into Arnold Pastrick and Luis Martinez in tomorrow’s wrestling mainliner in the Coliseum. Last week, the Medics returned to El Paso and copped the International City Tag Team trophy in their first outing. A crowd of 2,288, second biggest of the season, watched the battle. In Saturday’s slate at the Judging Arena, the Medics needed only two fall to whip Bobby Joe Franco and Armando Camacho.”

From the June 16 El Paso Herald-Post: “Arnold Pastrick, aided by Luis Martinez, gets his chance for revenge against the Mysterious Medics in tonight’s mat show in the Coliseum. The former West Berlin light heavyweight champ suffered a bloody nose at the hands of the Medics during an unofficial scrap last week while he was being introduced to border fans. Tonight’s revival of the feud will go three falls or 60 minutes. Hangman Bud Cody and the Caveman will clash in the semi-final, set for 45 minutes. The prelims put Kurt Von Hess against Bobby Joe Franco and Bobo Johnson against Texas Tiger Romo. A tag team fray matches Wayne Shadle and Tonina Quiroz against Armando Camacho and the Cisco Kid.”

Tuesday, June 16, 1964 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX – 1,454
1) Bobo Johnson defeated Texas Tiger Romo
2) Armado Camacho & The Cisco Kid defeated Wayne Shadle & Tonina Quiroz
3) Kurt Von Hess defeated Paul Harrison
4) The Caveman defeated Bud Cody via DQ
5) The Medics defeated Arnold Pastrick & Luis Martinez

From the June 17 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mysterious Medics unveiled another shady tactic while annexing last night’s wrestling feature before a paid turnout of 1,454. Such Medic stunts as switching places behind the referee’s back are well-known to local mat aficionados, but the hooded grapplers turned defeat into victory last night by clobbering Luis Martinez over the head with a roll of coins. According to ringside spectators, one of the Medics pulled a roll of nickels from his boot and floored Martinez with a blow across the head. Referee Loco Mendez, who was accidentally belted through the ropes, did not see the unorthodox Medic assault on Martinez, but he got back into the ring in time to call the three-second count on the fallen Martinez. The outcome was greeted by boisterous boos from fans who claimed Martinez had pinned one of the Medics while the referee was out of the ring. Fans insisted the Medics also switched places for the final pin. Martinez’ fighting mate, Arnold Pastrick, got in his licks in the early stages and leveled one of his foes in 9:30, before Pastrick submitted to the second pin in 8:40. The Medics took a banging and seemed en route to defeat. Time of the clinching fall was 5:15. The Caveman copped the semi-final when Hangman Bud Cody was disqualified for an illegal application of his pet hold. Kurt Von Hess needed 10 minutes to crush Paul Harrison; Wayne Shadle and Tonina Quiroz fell before Armando Camacho and the Cisco Kid; and Bobo Johnson stopped Texas Tiger Romo.”

From the June 17 El Paso Herald-Post: “In wrestling, there’s always a ‘good guy’ who the crowd cheers and a ‘villain’ who gets the boos, the pillows and sometimes pop bottles. But at Washington Park on Sunday, they will all be good guys. All, that is, except one. She’s a gal. Wrestlers from throughout the world have donated their services to put on a free match at the annual Little Boy Blue and Sister Too Day at Washington Park Sunday, it was announced by Saul Kleinfeld of the Downtown Optimist Club. By special permission of wrestling authorities, a man will wrestle a woman. Pat Gourley of El Paso will grapple with Ronnie Duecher, also of El Paso, in one fall or 10 minutes. Needy children from El Paso and Juarez, including orphans, are treated to hot dogs, swimming and a picnic in the park with all the trimmings by members of the Optimist Club. Mr. Kleinfeld is chairman of the event. Every year it has grown. Thousands of children are treated. In the main event, the Mysterious Medics will tackle Bobby Joe Franco of the Dominican Republic and Armando Camacho of El Paso in one fall or 20 minutes. A special attraction will feature Mr. Kleen of Lansing, Mich., versus Kurt Von Hess of Berlin, Germany. The six-man tag team match features Gory Guerrero, world’s light heavyweight champion, Arnold Pastrick of Germany and the Cisco Kid of El Paso versus Hangman Bud Cody of Sydney, Australia, the Caveman and Wayne Shadle of El Paso.”

Saturday, June 20, 1964 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Armando Camacho fought Wayne Shadle to a draw
2) Bud Cody fought Arnold Pastrick to a draw
3) The Caveman defeated Kurt Von Hess
4) The Medics defeated Bobo Johnson & Paul Harrison

Sunday, June 21, 1964 – Washington Park – El Paso, TX
1) Pat Gourley vs. Ronnie Deucher
2) Gory Guerrero & Arnold Pastrick & The Cisco Kid vs. Bud Cody & The Caveman & Wayne Shadle
3) Mr. Kleen vs. Kurt Von Hess
4) The Medics vs. Bobby Joe Franco & Armando Camacho

From the June 22 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mysterious Medics go against Gentleman Ed Sharpe and Hangman Bud Cody in quest of their fifth straight border triumph in tomorrow’s mat show in the Coliseum. In Saturday’s action, the Medics had no trouble with Bobo Johnson and Paul Harrison and coasted to a snappy two fall victory. During the ’63 season, Sharpe was a top performer in El Paso, and attracted a crowd of 3,200 for a battle against Gory Guerrero, who also highlights tomorrow’s cartel with a 90-minute defense of his world light heavyweight title against the Caveman. Other Saturday results: the Caveman downed Kurt Von Hess in seven minutes; Cody deadlocked Arnold Pastrick; Armando Camacho and Wayne Shadle also drew.”

Tuesday, June 23, 1964 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX – 1,679
1) Bobo Johnson & Paul Harrison defeated Kenny Mack & Wayne Shadle
2) Arnold Pastrick defeated Kurt Von Hess
3) The Medics defeated Ed Sharpe & Bud Cody
4) World Light Heavyweight Champion Gory Guerrero defeated The Caveman in three falls
5) Medic #? won a 10-man Battle Royal

From the June 24 El Paso Herald-Post: “Gory Guerrero retained his world light heavyweight crown last night at the Coliseum by soundly trouncing the Caveman before a paid turnout of 1,679. Guerrero conceded the first fall in 14 minutes, but roared back to annex the next two pins. The match lasted 28 minutes. The deciding action came when Guerrero wearied the Caveman with an ‘airplane spin’, then trapped his with an upside down grip. Guerrero took the fire out of the Caveman by slamming his head into the canvas, then into the ring post. The Mysterious Medics used their crafty techniques to outwit Gentleman Ed Sharpe and Hangman Bud Cody. Part of the Medics’ attack was a switching maneuver behind the referee’s back. One of the Medics – thanks to the same switching routine – triumphed in the 10-man ‘battle royal’ and took home the trophy donated by Texas Auto Sales. Other results: Arnold Pastrick whipped Kurt Von Hess in 13 minutes, and Bobo Johnson and Paul Harrison got a judges’ nod over Kenny Mack and Wayne Shadle.”

From the June 26 El Paso Herald-Post: “Gory Guerrero and Arnold Pastrick will team up for the first time for tomorrow’s wrestling agenda in the Judging Arena behind the Coliseum. The clean-fighting pair will go against two villains, Nikita Mulkovich and Kurt Von Hess, in a battle set for one fall or 15 minutes. Mulkovich campaigned in El Paso last season, then left for a tour covering Japan and the West Coast. The Mysterious Medics will go against Gordo Chihuahua and Gordo Martinez. In Tuesday’s show at the Coliseum, the Medics will take on Guerrero and Pastrick.”

From the June 27 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mysterious Medics put their six-match win streak on the line in tonight’s wrestling topper in the Judging Arena behind the Coliseum. The Masked badmen will go against two burly opponents, Gordo Chihuahua of Chihuahua, and Gordo Martinez of Torreon. Chihuahua will check in at 255 pounds, and Martinez at 235. Each of the Medics weighs 219. Gory Guerrero and Arnold Pastrick will combine talents to engage Kurt Von Hess and Nikita Mulkovich.”

Saturday, June 27, 1964 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Paul Harrison defeated Wayne Shadle via DQ
2) Bud Cody defeated The Cisco Kid
3) Gory Guerrero & Arnold Pastrick defeated Kurt Von Hess & Nikita Mulkovich
4) The Medics defeated Gordo Chihuahua & Gordo Martinez

From the June 29 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mysterious Medics will be shooting for their seventh straight victory, against no defeats, when they engage Gory Guerrero and Arnold Pastrick in tomorrow’s mainliner in the Coliseum. The battle is booked for 60 minutes or three falls. Last season, the hooded Medics dominated the local scene while running up 10 straight wins and a 14-5 record. The Medics scored a sharp drill for the battle by grabbing the feature of Saturday’s program. Gordo Chihuahua and Gordo Martinez were the victims, collapsing in 32 minutes. The Medics broke the ring announcer’s table and used it as a weapon to clobber their foes. Other results: Pastrick and Guerrero, in their debut as a tag duo, needed only 12 minutes to trounce Kurt Von Hess and Nikita Mulkovich; Hangman Bud Cody whipped the Cisco Kid; and Paul Harrison beat Wayne Shadle via disqualification.”

From the June 30 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mysterious Medics, toughest tag team on the local wrestling horizon, will be back in the spotlight for tonight’s show in the Coliseum. Targets in the 60-minute feature will be Gory Guerrero and Arnold Pastrick. The Medics are known for such shady tactics as switching places behind the referee’s back. Guerrero and Pastrick rely on a clean style. Included in the cartel will be a six-man tag match, which puts the villainous trio of Hangman Bud Cody, Kurt Von Hess and Wayne Shadle against Armando Camacho, Gordo Chihuahua and Gordo Martinez. Regular tag rules will prevail, with only one grappler form each team allowed in the ring at the same time. Gentleman Ed Sharpe also shares the billing with a 45-minute test against Nikita Mulkovich of Russia. The latter is back in El Paso after fighting in Japan and the West Coast.”

Tuesday, June 30, 1964 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX – 1,384
1) Paul Harrison defeated Tonina Quiroz
2) Bud Cody & Kurt Von Hess & Wayne Shadle defeated Gordo Chihuahua & Gordo Martinez & Armando Camacho
3) Ed Sharpe defeated Nikita Mulkovich in three falls
4) The Medics defeated Gory Guerrero & Arnold Patrick in two straight falls

From the July 1 El Paso Herald-Post: “Gory Guerrero seemed on the verge of salvaging last night’s mat feature in the Coliseum when he got a stranglehold on one of the masks worn by the Mysterious Medics. A paid crowd of 1,384 roared in approval, but the hooded villain saved the night by whipping out a ‘spare’ mask to hide his face. The action disappointed fans who crowded around ring-side for a peek at the Medic’s face. Both Medics then pounced on Gory’s partner, Arnold Pastrick, and chopped him down with neck blows. The fall, clocked in 11 minutes, ended the match. Earlier, Pastrick was caught for the first pin in 23 minutes. Guerrero and Pastrick scored no falls in the battle, but the Medic who was nearly unmasked suffered a cut forehead from Guerrero’s pounding. Another casualty was Pastrick, who bled from the nose after being mistreated by the Medics. Referee Loco Mendez had his hands full, and was unable to halt the switching routines of the Medics. The outcome of the match was jeered by the fans and the Medics received a police escort to the dressing rooms. Gentleman Ed Sharpe scored the first and third pins while posting a popular win over Nikita Mulkovich. The six-man tag match was taken by Hangman Bud Cody, Kurt Von Hess and Wayne Shadle. The victims were Gordo Chihuahua, Gordo Martinez and Armando Camacho. Paul Harrison leveled Tonina Quiroz.”

From the July 4 El Paso Herald-Post: “Hangman Bud Cody tops tonight’s wrestling cartel in the Judging Arena behind the Coliseum with a 45-minute battle against Paul Harrison. The affair is booked for three falls. In another three-fall match, the Gordos, Gordo Martinez and Gordo Chihuahua, will team up to face Ray Duran and Wayne Shadle. A 45-minute limit will prevail. Action moves over to the Coliseum for Tuesday’s warfare, when Cody faces one of his roughest assignments. Cody will join Gentleman Ed Sharpe in a 60-minute tussle against the Medics.”

Saturday, July 4, 1964 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Gordo Chihuahua & Gordo Martinez vs. Ray Duran & Wayne Shadle
2) Bud Cody vs. Paul Harrison

From the July 7 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mysterious Medics, local tag team champions, will be out to notch their eighth straight triumph against no defeats on tonight’s wrestling agenda in the Coliseum. The hooded villains take on Gentleman Ed Sharpe and Hangman Bud Cody in a skirmish booked for three falls or one hour. Sharpe and Cody will stake $1,000 on the match, while the Medics will risk their unbeaten record. But, under unusual terms, one of the Medics will be handcuffed to the ring post while the other is in the ring. Purpose of the stipulation is to make certain the Medics pull no illegal switches. Gory Guerrero and the Sheik will knock heads in another one-hour meeting, with Guerrero hoping to reverse a trouncing received from the villainous Syrian last month. Other matches put Arnold Pastrick against Paul Harrison; Bobo Johnson against Tonina Quiroz; and Gordo Chihuahua and Gordo Martinez against Kurt Von Hess and Kenny Mack.”

Tuesday, July 7, 1964 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX – 1,840
1) Gordo Chihuahua & Gordo Martinez defeated Kenny Mach & Kurt Von Hess
2) Wayne Shadle (sub. Tonina Quiroz) defeated Bobo Johnson
3) Paul Harrison fought Arnold Pastrick to a draw
4) The Medics defeated Ed Sharpe & Bud Cody
5) Gory Guerrero fought The Sheik to a double-DQ

From the July 8 El Paso Herald-Post: “Gory Guerrero and the Sheik were licking their wounds today after staging one of the wildest wrestling matches in recent seasons. All rules were out the window during last night’s frantic test at the Coliseum which lasted 22 minutes and got nowhere. Both fighters were disqualified. A paid crowd of 1,840, second largest of the year, had little respite during a brawl in which both strongmen slugged one another through the ropes and draw blood. The Sheik started the illegal activities by using a small stick to open a wound on Guerrero’s forehead. But the crowd roared in approval when Guerrero snared the dubious weapon and slashed a cut across the Sheik’s head. Referee Lee Arteaga had little luck controlling the match and received almost as much punishment as the principles. Arteaga and both fighters were splattered by blood. The Sheik added to Guerrero’s misery by walloping his head against the ring post, then biting him on the forehead. Referee Arteaga finally decided to halt the match after both fighters took turns belting him to the canvas. The match ended without a fall, thus squelching Guerrero’s hopes of quick revenge for a previous drubbing handed out by the Sheik. The slugfest continued after the bell until both fighters were separated by wrestlers who jumped into the ring. The Mysterious Medics made it eight in a row in the other mainliner by quieting Gentleman Ed Sharpe and Hangman Bud Cody in 33 minutes. The Medic victory was made difficult by the handcuffs used to keep one of them chained to the ring post. Paul Harrison and Arnold Pastrick draw; Wayne Shadle topped Bobo Johnson, and Gordo Martinez and Gordo Chihuahua teamed up to whip Kenny Mack and Kurt Von Hess.”

From the July 10 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mysterious Medics, aiming for a shot at the world tag team crown, will sharpen their tools against Paul Harrison and the Cisco Kid in tomorrow’s mat card in the Judging Arena. According to the promoters, International Wrestling Enterprises, the world’s number one tag team, Pepper Gomez and Jose Lothario, will be imported from San Francisco to face the Medics in Tuesday’s topper. The Medics will prep for the event against Harrison and Cisco in a struggle carded for three falls or 45 minutes. Included on the four bout card will be a ‘workout match’ between both Medics. In other matches, Arnold Pastrick and Wayne Shadle collide, and Kurt Von Hess runs into Ray Duran.”

From the July 11 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mysterious Medics are slated to make two appearances on tonight’s wrestling docket in the Judging Arena. Their main concern will be a 45 minute engagement with Paul Harrison and the Cisco Kid, but, as an additional match, the hooded doctors will take on one another in a workout session. The event will go 10 minutes, but no pins will be recorded, as is customary in workout matches. The drilling will continue tomorrow from 3 to 4 p.m. when the Medics perform their road work around Ascarte Lake. These maneuvers, the Medics hope, will put them in prime condition for Tuesday’s shot at the world tag team crown. In other action tonight, Arnold Pastrick meets Wayne Shadle, and Kurt Von Hess tries Ray Duran.”

Saturday, July 11, 1964 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Arnold Pastrick defeated Wayne Shadle
2) Kurt Von Hess defeated Ray Duran in two straight falls
3) The Medics defeated Paul Harrison & The Cisco Kid

From the July 13 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mysterious Medics, preparing for tomorrow’s shot at the world tag team crown, registered an easy win during the weekend wrestling slate in the Judging Arena. The hooded badmen smashed around Paul Harrison and the Cisco Kid in 22 minutes. Included on the Saturday cartel was a 10-minute workout between the Medics, but the villainous fighters drew the ire of the fans by refusing to grapple one another. In tomorrow’s mainliner, the Medics face their roughest assignment by taking on Pepper Gomez and Jose Lothario in a 90 minute match. Winner of the affair will be crowned the world tag team champs. Gomez and Lothario are now listed first in world tag rankings by the national mat journal, ‘Wrestling Review’. The Medics, who previously were first, are now third. Other Saturday results: Kurt Von Hess whipped Ray Duran in two straight falls and Arnold Pastrick defeated Wayne Shadle.”

From the July 14 El Paso Herald-Post: “A special referee will be in the ring tonight to enforce the rules when the Mysterious Medics go against Pepper Gomez and Jose Lothario in quest for the world tag team title. According to the promoters, Richard Wilkinson of St. Louis was named by the championship committee of the National Wrestling Alliance to serve as ‘match referee’ for the 90 minute encounter. Wilkinson will be aided by another official, Mike Burnell, who will be stationed outside the ropes in the role of ‘tag referee’. Burnell’s job will be to make certain all tags are legally executed. The Medics, while running up a skein of 10 victories, have pretty much had their way with local referees. Gomez and Lothario are rated the world’s number one tag team, and the Medics are third. Winners of the match will be declared the world champs and will receive a special trophy from International Wrestling Enterprises. The Mad Mongol, who made his last border appearance against Lou Thesz and was disqualified for illegal application of his claw hold, will join tonight’s card. The Mongol will try his claw grip against the neck-stretching tactics of Hangman Bud Cody.”

Tuesday, July 14, 1964 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX – 2,771
1) Paul Harrison defeated Wayne Shadle
2) Gordo Chihuahua defeated Kurt Von Hess
3) Ed Sharpe defeated Arnold Pastrick
4) The Mad Mongol defeated Bud Cody
5) Pepper Gomez & Jose Lothario defeated The Medics in three falls to win the vacant World Tag Team Title

From the July 15 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mysterious Medics today planned to protest the licking they received from Pepper Gomez and Jose Lothario, and began looking forward to another shot at the world tag team trophy. The Medics tumbled to defeat in last night’s feature at the Coliseum before a paid crowd of 2,771, one of the largest of the season. The final minutes of the championship match bubbled over with confusion, as the Medics evidently switched places, but the maneuver backfired as the Medic who went into the ring was caught for the final pin. The deciding hold brought a roar from the fans and clipped the Medic win skein at nine. After the match, the Medics appealed to the promoters, and pointed out the ‘wrong’ referee had called the deciding pin. On this basis, a protest was prepared for the National Wrestling Alliance in St. Louis. If the appeal is upheld, matchmaker Dr. Raymond Gardea plans to sign Gomez and Lothario for another battle against the Medics. Under the terms of last night’s match, two referees were used to keep the fighters in line. In the concluding melee, the ring official, Richard Wilkinson, was accidentally decked and kayoed. One of the Medics also hit the canvas, and Lothario made a swan dive to cover his fallen foe with a body press. Since referee Wilkinson was out for the count, the tag referee, Mike Burnell, who was stationed outside the ropes, jumped into the ring to call out the snoozing Medic. The Medics later questioned the authority of the tag referee to call the count, and the promoters today weren’t sure whether the victory was legal. So the complicated mess will be turned over to the NWA. Another oddity of the bizarre battle was the fact that referee Wilkinson, after the second pin, ordered one of the Medics to put on black trunks so he could tell them apart. Before the final pin, the Medics pulled their famous switch and somehow manage to transpose the black trunks (which were worn over the regular white tights). The irony of the outcome was the fact that the ‘wrong’ Medic was counted out by the ‘wrong’ referee. Gomez and Lothario displayed an impressive attack, and a variety of leg grips and fancy pins, and evidently had the Medics baffled, but the Medics gained control by ganging up on their foes one at a time. Gomez got the first pin in 20 minutes and 30 seconds, but succumbed for the middle fall in 6:30. The final action took 12 minutes. The Mad Mongol, relying on his claw hold, put away Hangman Bud Cody in 20:30 of the semi-final. Gentleman Ed Sharpe flattened Arnold Pastrick in 12:40. Gordo Chihuahua defeated Kurt Von Hess in 9:30. Paul Harrison tripped Wayne Shadle in 14:20.

From the July 17 El Paso Herald-Post: “Enrique Torres, one of the best grapplers produced in Mexico, returns to El Paso to join tomorrow’s wrestling lineup in the Judging Arena. Torres, who fights under the title the ‘Black Panther’, is booked against Ray Duran in a match limited to one fall or 15 minutes. The agile fighter was a major figure on the local grappling scene during the 1952 and ’53 seasons. Originally from Sonora, he now lives in California. He comes to El Paso after a campaign in Vancouver. On Tuesday’s slate in the Coliseum, Torres will team up with the Mad Mongol to face the Mysterious Medics. Also slated for tomorrow’s show is Bearcat Wright, a 270 pound giant and well-known personality on the national mat horizon. Wright meets Kurt Von Hess in another 15-minute battle. Two other matches will complete the card.”

From the July 18 El Paso Herald-Post: “Bearcat Wright, drilling for Tuesday’s meeting with Gentleman Ed Sharpe, gets a chance to flex his muscles on tonight’s wrestling docket in the Judging Arena. The 270 pound fighter goes against Kurt Von Hess in a scuffle limited to one fall or 15 minutes. The match will mark Wright’s first border appearance since January, when he took on Killer Kowalski in the Coliseum before 3,000 fans. Enrique Torres also returns to the local mat with a one fall struggle against Ray Duran. In other matches, the Gordos face Wayne Shadle and Hangman Bud Cody, and Arnold Pastrick engages Armando Camacho. The battleground shifts to the Coliseum for Tuesday’s slate.”

Saturday, July 18, 1964 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Arnold Pastrick vs. Armando Camacho
2) Gordo Chihuahua & Gordo Martinez vs. Wayne Shadle & Bud Cody
3) Bearcat Wright vs. Kurt Von Hess
4) Enrique Torres vs. Ray Duran

From the July 21 El Paso Herald-Post: “Gory Guerrero and Gentleman Ed Sharpe will renew their wrestling rivalry when they tangle on tonight’s show in the Coliseum. Guerrero and Sharpe were involved in a feud during the ’62 season, and a set of tussles concluded with the first local staging of the ‘Texas Death Match’. Enrique Torres, a border star during the 1952-53 seasons when he was billed as ‘The Black Panther’, returns to El Paso to team with the Mad Mongol. Their foes will be the Mysterious Medics.”

Tuesday, July 21, 1964 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Wayne Shadle defeated Armando Camacho
2) Paul Harrison defeated Arnold Pastrick
3) Gordo Chihuahua & Gordo Martinez defeated Bud Cody & Kurt Von Hess
4) Gory Guerrero defeated Ed Sharpe
5) The Medics defeated The Mad Mongol & Enrique Torres

From the July 22 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mad Mongol, deprived of his best weapon, was unable to withstand the onrush of the Mysterious Medics in the Coliseum wrestling match last night. The Mongol and Enrique Torres tumbled to defeat in a struggle in which only one fall was recorded. The Medics pulled off the win by ‘disarming’ the Mongol. This was accomplished by smashing the Mongol’s fingers against the ring post, and taking a few bites from his right knuckles. The Mongol, bleeding from the hand, was unable to clamp on his claw grip, and was caught for the count after 44 minutes and 5 seconds. Time ran out, and no ther falls were posted in the hour match. The Medics will probably have a harder time stretching the rules in next week’s show, since the promoters plan to import the former boxing great, Archie Moore, to serve as referee. Gory Guerrero banged his way through Gentleman Ed Sharpe in 11:24 of a match booked for one fall or 45 minutes. The deciding action consisted of a flashy ‘Mexican flip’ and body press. Gordo Martines and Gordo Chihuahua scored a one-fall triumph over Hangman Bud Cody and Kurt Von Hess. Paul Harrison stopped Arnold Pastrick, and Wayne Shadle crushed Armando Camacho.”

From the July 24 El Paso Herald-Post: “Enrique Torres, aiming for another crack at the Mysterious Medics, gets a chance to drill for encounter by facing Wayne Shadle on tomorrow’s grappling card in the Judging Arena. Torres and Shadle will mix it up in a one fall match set with a 15 minute time limit. The action figures to contrast Shadle’s ‘pile driver’ hold against Torres’ swift attack. On Tuesday’s warfare in the Coliseum, Torres will be teamed up with Ricky Romero for a feature struggle against the Medics. In last week’s show, Torres and the Mongol came out on the short end against the Medics, with the Mongol absorbing all the punishment.”

From the July 25 El Paso Herald-Post: “Arnold Pastrick and Gordo Chihuahua, marking their debut as a tag duo, face a rough assignment tonight in the Judging Arena when they take on the Mysterious Medics. The Medics, champs of the border mat scene, compiled a 9-1 record while banging around the local opposition. Border referees have also had their troubles trying to keep the Medics under control. Enrique Torres goes against Wayne Shadle in a one-fall tussle.”

Saturday, July 25, 1964 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Enrique Torres vs. Wayne Shadle
2) The Medics vs. Arnold Pastrick & Gordo Chihuahua

From the July 28 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mysterious Medics will aim for their 11th border victory of the season, against one setback, when they face Enrique Torres and Ricky Romero in tonight’s wrestling highlight in the Coliseum. The battle is set for three falls or one hour. Archie Moore, the former light heavyweight boxing champ, will officiate. Two weeks ago, the Medics suffered their sole defeat at the hands of Pepper Gomez and Jose Lothario, but the match was protested by the Medics, and may be replayed this month. Tonight’s co-mainliner, slated for three falls or 45 minutes, gives Gory Guerrero a chance to extend his feud with Gentleman Ed Sharpe. Guerrero will be teamed with Paul Harrison, and Sharpe will be aided by his regular partner, Hangman Bud Cody. Between mainliners, Saul Kleinfeld will be presented a trophy by Moore in recognition of his civic activities.”

Tuesday, July 28, 1964 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Gory Guerrero & Paul Harrison vs. Ed Sharpe & Bud Cody
2) The Medics vs. Enrique Torres & Ricky Romero

From the July 31 El Paso Herald-Post: “Enrique Torres and Gory Guerrero, prepping for tough upcoming assignments, will join forces for tomorrow’s wrestling warfare. Site of the five-bout card will be the parking lot of Texas Auto Sales, 3701 Alameda Avenue. Normally, the Saturday slate is staged in thr Judging Arena. Guerrero and Torres will face Wayne Shadle and Ray Duran. As a special feature of tomorrow’s agenda, Archie Moore, the former world boxing champ, will put on the gloves for a three-round exhibition with Paul Harrison.”

From the August 1 El Paso Herald-Post: “Archie Moore gets a chance to display his boxing skill, and prep for next week’s match against the Medics, in tonight’s wrestling lineup. The former world champ takes on Paul Harrison in three rounds of exhibition boxing. Both fighters will wear headgear. Scene of the action will be Texas Auto Sales. Enrique Torres and Gory Guerrero, two other grapplers facing tough assignments on the Tuesday lineup, will join forces for tonight’s card. The twosome goes against Wayne Shadle and Ray Duran. Three other matches, each set for one fall, are included in the undercard.”

Saturday, August 1, 1964 – Texas Auto Sales – El Paso, TX
1) Boxing Exhibition: Archie Moore defeated Paul Harrison
2) Gory Guerrero & Enrique Torres vs. Wayne Shadle & Ray Duran

From the August 3 El Paso Herald-Post: “Archie Moore, warming up for tomorrow’s battle against the Mysterious Medics, scored a second round knockout over Paul Harrison. The exhibition boxing match was included in the wrestling lineup held over the weekend at a temporary site at Texas Auto Sales. An overflow crowd was on hand. Moore used a long right to deck Harrison for the count. The practice bout was slated for three stanzas. In tomorrow’s wrestling show at the Coliseum, Moore will put aside the gloves and try his hand at grappling. The former boxing great will team up with Enrique Torres in hopes of settling a squabble with the hooded Medics. Last week, while serving as referee, Moore took a licking at the hands of the Medics. The co-mainliner, which unveils another chapter in the drama between Gory Guerrero and the Sheik, will go as a Texas Death Match.”

From the August 4 El Paso Herald-Post: “Gory Guerrero will make his second appearance this year in a Texas Death Match when he trades shots with the Sheik on tonight’s wrestling agenda in the Coliseum. The pair fought fruitlessly to a stalemate in a July 7 contest after both were disqualified for ignoring the rules. The Sheik has beaten Guerrero in another match, however. No falls will count in the match. In tonight’s second feature, Archie Moore, former world boxing champ, will get into the ring without his gloves teamed with Enrique Torres against the Mysterious Medics. The battle will mark Moore’s first attempt at grappling.”

Tuesday, August 4, 1964 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Paul Harrison fought Bud Cody to a draw
2) Gordo Chihuahua defeated Wayne Shadle
3) The Cisco Kid defeated Kurt Von Hess
4) Texas Death Match: Gory Guerrero defeated The Sheik
5) The Medics defeated Enrique Torres & Archie Moore

From the August 5 El Paso Herald-Post: “’Archie Moore is a great boxer, but when is comes to wrestling, we can handle him.’ This was how the Mysterious Medics explained last night’s victory over Moore and Enrique Torres in the Coliseum before a paid turnout of 2,997. The Medics concentrated their attack on Torres, and tried to keep away from Moore’s punching power. With the battle squared at one fall each, the former boxing great managed to unleash a long right. One of the Medics took the smack on the jaw, and was flattened for the count, but when Moore tried to treat the second Medic with the same medicine, Torres got in the way and was also floored for the count. He was promptly pinned to end the battle in 23 minutes. After the match, the Medic who was kayoed said, ‘That guy can really hit. I was knocked cold. When I came around, the match was over.’ But the other Medic added, ‘Sure, we were afraid of Moore’s punch. That’s why we kept away from him, but it was his own fault he lost. He couldn’t keep his head, so he started to box.’ The Medics were asked if they’d welcome another meeting with Moore. Their reply, ‘If the price is right, we’ll wrestle anybody.’ Gory Guerrero got his revenge over the Sheik in the co-feature, and rolled to a five fall, 28 minute win under Texas Death Match rules. Guerrero got the win after both fighters were decked, and the Sheik was unable to regain his feet, but Guerrero passed out after his hand was raised in victory. He suffered a bloody forehead while submitting to three falls. Preliminary matches: Paul Harrison stalemated Hangman Bud Cody; Gordo Chihuahua overcame Wayne Shadle; the Cisco Kid licked Kurt Von Hess.”

From the August 8 El Paso Herald-Post: “Wayne Shadle and Hangman Bud Cody, two shady fighters on the border wrestling horizon, will trade shots with Gory Guerrero and Enrique Torres on tonight’s cartel in the Judging Arena. The tag team affair is set for two-out-of-three falls, with a 45-minute limit. For Guerrero and Torres, tonight’s mainliner will serve as a drill for Tuesday’s meeting against Ali Bey. Also slated for tonight’s line-up is a three fall match between Ray Duran and Armando Camacho. Paul Harrison, the plucky fighter who stalemated Cody in his last outing, takes on Gordo Chihuahua under one-fall conditions.”

Saturday, August 8, 1964 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Paul Harrison vs. Gordo Chihuahua
2) Ray Duran vs. Armando Camacho
3) Gory Guerrero & Enrique Torres vs. Wayne Shadle & Bud Cody

From the August 11 El Paso Herald Post: “The Mysterious Medics will be out to grab their 13th border victory and the world tag team crown in tonight’s wrestling warfare in the Coliseum. The 90 minute feature puts the Medics against Jose Lothario and Pepper Gomez in a re-run of a championship battle staged in El Paso a month ago. Gomez and Lothario showed a powerful attack while defeating the Medics last month, but a ruling by the National Wrestling Alliance later wiped out the victory, and a rematch was ordered. Hal Burdette of St. Louis will serve as ring referee, and Mike Burnell will be outside the ropes as tag referee. In the semi-final, Ali Bey, paired with Bob Malone of Alabama, returns to local action and tries his claw hold on Enrique Torres and Gory Guerrero.”

Tuesday, August 11, 1964 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Ali Bey & Bob Malone vs. Gory Guerrero & Enrique Torres
2) Jose Lothario & Pepper Gomez defeated The Medics to win the held-up World Tag Team Title

From the August 15 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mysterious Medics will make their second tray at notching victory number 13 on tonight’s wrestling docket in the Judging Arena behind the Coliseum. In last week’s feature, the hooded pair went against Pepper Gomez and Jose Lothario with a 12-1 border record and lost. Tonight’s targets for the Medics will be Hangman Bud Cody and Ali Bey. In the co-feature, Enrique Torres and Gory Guerrero will battle one another in a scientific battle. A one-fall limit will be in effect.”

Saturday, August 15, 1964 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Gory Guerrero vs. Enrique Torres
2) The Medics defeated Bud Cody & Ali Bey

From the August 17 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mysterious Medics, after disposing of Ali Bey and Hangman Bud Cody, will shoot for their 14th border triumph of the season in tomorrow’s wrestling show in the Coliseum. Tomorrow’s co-mainliner will put the Medics against Ricky Romero and Tito Carreon, two battlers from California, in a fray set for one hour or three falls. In the second mainliner, Sputnik Monroe returns to the border to face Enrique Torres.”

From the August 18 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mysterious Medics get a chance to even the record with Ricky Romero in the co-mainliner of tonight’s wrestling action in the Coliseum. Since opening their border invasion on June 9, the Medics piled up a 14-2 record. Romero had a hand in one of the setbacks. Romero’s partner in tonight’s fracas will be Tito Carreon, a fellow Californian and three year veteran of the Chicago circuit. In the second mainliner, both are set for one hour, Sputnik Monroe tries his brawling attack on Enrique Torres. Monroe fought in El Paso two years ago, and traded victories with Gory Guerrero. Two border newcomers for tonight’s card, Billy Graham of Chicago tries Ali Bey, and Jerry Woods of Phoenix runs into Hangman Bud Cody. Pancho Pico opens toe card with a one fall scramble against Gordo Chihuahua.”

Tuesday, August 18, 1964 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX – 1,245
1) Pancho Pico fought Gordo Chihuahua to a draw
2) Bud Cody defeated Jerry Woods
3) Ali Bey defeated Bill Graham
4) Enrique Torres defeated Sputnik Monroe in two straight falls
5) The Medics defeated Ricky Romero & Tito Carreon in three falls

From the August 19 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mysterious Medics, despite a habit of winning matches, will probably never win the favor of El Paso grappling fans. This was illustrated last night in the Coliseum, when another Medic victory was received by hearty boos, and, as usual, the Medics required a police escort to the dressing rooms. The paid crowd of 1,245 evidently objected to the strategy used by the Medics in their three fall conquest of Ricky Romero and Tito Carreon. The vexing aspect was the fact that Romero and Carreon appeared to have victory in their hands. With action squared at one fall each, Romero and Carreon had the Medics on the verge of collapse, but the fracas backfired when Romero tumbled outside the ring and accidentally got tangled up with referee Loco Mendez. The respite was all the Medics needed, and the hooded villains ganged up on Carreon for a quick fall. The match was clocked at 39 minutes and 59 seconds. In the companion feature, Enrique Torres had little trouble flattening Sputnik Monroe for a quick two fall triumph. Total time of the battle was 12:52. Ali Bey whipped Billy Graham in 16:02 with the claw hold; Hangman Bud Cody stopped Jerry Woods in 15:30; Pancho Pico and Gordo Chihuahua jostled to a 20 minute draw.”

From the August 21 El Paso Herald-Post: “A badman billed as Rocket Monroe makes his border debut in tomorrow’s wrestling agenda in the Judging Arena behind the Coliseum. Monroe goes against Gordo Chihuahua in a match slated for one fall or 15 minutes. The beefy appearance of both fighters is made ironic by the wave of bleached hair across the center of their heads. In another match, Ali Bey, drilling for Tuesday’s collision with the Mysteries Medics, takes on Tito Carreon in a 45-minute fray.”

From the August 22 El Paso Herald-Post: “Tito Carreon faces Ali Bey’s ‘abdominal claw hold’ in tonight’s wrestling show in the Judging Arena behind the Coliseum. The battle, booked for three falls or 45 minutes, puts Carreon’s clean style against the Turk’s frantic attack. Last week, Carreon, in partnership with Ricky Romero, debuted on the local scene and nearly scored an upset over the Mysterious Medics. One the same card, Ali Bey needed only 16 minutes to claw Billy Graham into collapse. Rocket Monroe makes his first border appearance with a 15 minute skirmish against Gordo Chihuahua. Two other struggles are on tap.”

Saturday, August 22, 1964 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Pancho Pico defeated Wayne Shadle
2) Buf Cody defeated Gypsy Biviano
3) Rocket Monroe defeated Gordo Chihuahua
4) Tito Carreon defeated Ali Bey

From the August 24 El Paso Herald-Post: “Ali Bey and the Sheik, marking their first appearance as a tag team, will have a rough assignment on their hands in tomorrow’s grappling feature at the Coliseum. The duo goes against the Mysterious Medics, kings of the local mat situation, in a fray set for three falls or one hour. In Saturday’s action, Ali Bey was harassed by the Medics, who were at ringside, and was unable to dispatch Tito Carreon with his claw grip. The Turk used a regular pin to whip Carreon in three falls lasting 25 minutes. Rocket Monroe unleashed his ‘atomic drop’ to level Gordo Chihuahua in eight minutes; Hangman Bud Cody ‘hung’ Big Gypsy Biviano in 13 minutes; Pancho Pico crushed Wayne Shadle.”


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From the August 25 El Paso Herald-Post: “The top ‘badmen’ on the local wrestling scene will square off for tonight’s 60-minute mainliner in the Coliseum. The feature brings out the Mysterious Medics, local tag champs, against the erratic style of Ali Bey and the Sheik. An oddity of the match is the fact the Medics, for the first time during their border battling, may find themselves favored by the fans. In the co-feature, Enrique Torres tries to hand Rocket Monroe the same treatment dealt out to Sputnik Monroe a week before.”

Tuesday, August 25, 1964 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX – 2,328
1) Pancho Pico defeated Armando Camacho
2) Ricky Romero defeated Bud Cody
3) Enrique Torres defeated Rocket Monroe in three falls
4) The Sheik & Ali Bey defeated The Medics in three falls

From the August 26 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mysterious Medics may be forced to wear asbestos clothing if any rematch with the Sheik is contemplated. This seemed apparent after the smoke had settled in last night’s wrestling mainliner in the Coliseum before a paid crowd of 2,328. The victory went to the Sheik and Ali Bey after the Sheik used his ‘fireball attack’ to crumple one of the Medics. An oddity of the brief struggle was the fact that the Medics, for the first time in El Paso, were the obvious favorites of the fans. With action pegged at one fall each, the Sheik avoided defeat by shooting a blast of his well-touted flame. The fire, similar to a Roman candle, was aimed at the Medic’s bare midsection. The Medic went down quickly, arms wrapped around his stomach, and was an easy target for the final pin. The Medics were the victims of the first fall in 3:40, but salvaged the middle pin in 3:21. The final round took 3:16. Enrique Torres used an ‘airplane spin’ and body press to flatten Rocket Monroe in three falls and 27:23. Ricky Romero defeated Hangman Bud Cody, and Pancho Pico bested Armando Camacho.”

From the August 29 El Paso Herald-Post: “Ali Bey tries his ‘abdominal claw grip’ on Gordo Chihuahua and Pancho Pico in tonight’s wrestling mainliner in the Judging Arena behind the Coliseum. The Turk will be paired with Rocket Monroe. Chihuahua’s best defense is likely to be a maneuver called the ‘stomach squasher’. In another three-fall match, Armando Camacho takes another shot at the Cisco Kid. Enrique Torres goes against Hangman Bud Cody, and Paul Harrison meets Gory Guerrero.”

Saturday, August 29, 1964 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) The Cisco Kid defeated Armando Camacho
2) Gory Guerrero defeated Paul Harrison
3) Enrique Torres defeated Bud Cody
4) Ali Bey & Bud Cody defeated Gordo Chihuahua & Pancho Pico

From the August 31 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mad Mongol returns to the border wrestling scene to join tomorrow’s triple mainliner in the Judging Arena. The agenda, usually staged in the Coliseum, was switched to the Judging Arena for this week’s face-lifting operations in the Coliseum. Three one-hour tussles will compose most of tomorrow’s slate, with the most promising being the Mongol’s battle with one of the Mysterious Medics. In the other mainliners, Dickie Steinborn and Enrique Torres will fight it out, and Rocket Monroe takes on Gory Guerrero. In Saturday’s action, Ali Bey and Hangman Bud Cody teamed up to whip Gordo Chihuahua and Pancho Pico in 20 minutes; Torres breezed through Cody in 10 minutes; Guerrero levelled Paul Harrison, and the Cisco Kid overcame Armando Camacho.”

From the September 1 El Paso Herald-Post: “Dickie Steinborn, a burly grappler from Florida, opens a border campaign tonight in the Judging Arena when he takes on Enrique Torres in a battle leading to a shot at the world heavyweight crown. The promoters plan to import Lou Thesz, the world champ, for a border defense of his crown later this month. So far, Steinborn and Torres appear the most likely candidates for the attempt. According to the promoters, Steinborn was once ranked among the world’s top ten grapplers. Two other matches will round out an unusual triple mainliner. The Mad Mongol will be out to whip one of the Mysterious Medics with his abdominal claw hold, and Gory Guerrero takes on Rocket Monroe. A six-man tag team match is also on tap. The villainous trio of Ali Bey, Hangman Bud Cody and Ray Duran will go against Gordo Chihuahua, Pancho Pico and Paul Harrison.”

Tuesday, September 1, 1964 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Ali Bey & Bud Cody & Ray Duran defeated Gordo Chihuahua & Pancho Pico & Paul Harrison
2) The Mad Mongol defeated Medic #? via DQ
3) Rocket Monroe defeated Gory Guerrero in three falls
4) Enrique Torres defeated Dick Stenborn in three falls

From the September 2 El Paso Herald-Post: “Enrique Torres used his favorite trick, the airplane spin, to finish off Dickie Steinborn and take a giant step toward meeting Lou Thesz later this month. According to the conditions of last night’s battle in the Judging Arena, the winner would be considered the top contender for Thesz’ world heavyweight belt. The tussle was evenly matched, at first, with both fighters trading scientific knowledge. But Steinborn irked the fans by slapping Torres across the jaw after each break. The illegal slugging spurred Torres to action. After Steinborn posted the first fall in 11 minutes and 10 seconds with a spinning ‘cradle roll’, Torres squared the fray in 7:04 with a flying body tackle. The match came to a quick conclusion, five minutes later, when Torres trapped Steinborn into the whirling airplane spin. In another match, Gory Guerrero was caught off guard against Rocket Monroe and succumbed to the first fall in 15 seconds, the shortest pin in border mat history. Monroe went on to win the match. The Mad Mongol got a disqualification win over one of the Mysterious Medics, and the six-man tag match was taken by Ali Bey, Hangman Bud Cody and Ray Duran.

From the September 4 El Paso Herald-Post: “Ali Bey will sharpen his ‘abdominal claw hold’ on Gordo Chihuahua in a one fall battle included in tomorrow’s wrestling agenda. Action will be staged at Texas Auto Sales, rather than the Judging Arena. The match will serve as a drill for Ali Bey, who’s prepping for a Tuesday rematch against the Mysterious Medics in the Coliseum. Another skirmish on tomorrow’s card brings out the Mad Mongol against the Cisco Kid. The Mongol, like Ali Bey, is best with the claw grip. The Mysterious Medics take on Pancho Pico and Paul Harrison, and Ray Duran meets Hangman Bud Cody.”

From the September 5 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mysterious Medics will be out to post their 16th border victory, against four defeats, when they take on Paul Harrison and Pancho Pico in tonight’s wrestling cartel. The four match agenda will be held at Texas Auto Sales, instead of the Judging Arena, as part of a special program. Ali Bey also performs on tonight’s card with a one fall collision with Gordo Chihuahua, and the Mad Mongol meets the Cisco Kid under similar terms. A top show is planned for Tuesday at the Coliseum, when the Medics again clash with the Sheik and Ali Bey.”

Saturday, September 5, 1964 – Texas Auto Sales – El Paso, TX
1) Armando Camacho defeated Ray Duran
2) The Mad Mongol defeated The Cisco Kid
3) Ali Bey fought Gordo Chihuahua to a draw
4) The Medics defeated Paul Harrison & Pancho Pico

From the September 7 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mysterious Medics, drilling for tomorrow’s clash against the Sheik and Ali Bey, scored an easy win in weekend wrestling action. The hooded badmen needed only 12 minutes to flatten Paul Harrison and Pancho Pico. Activities shift to the Coliseum for tomorrow’s slate, when the Medics try to reverse the defeat handed out by Ali Bey and the Sheik last month. The unusual sequel will be staged as a Texas Death team match, with all four fighters in the ring at the same time, battling without benefit of falls or rest periods. The co-feature puts Enrique Torres against Dandy Dan Miller, with the victor getting a shot at Lou Thesz and the world crown. Other weekend results: Ali Bey and Gordo Chihuahua draw; the Mad Mongol clawed the Cisco Kid into submission; Armando Camacho licked Ray Duran.”

From the September 8 El Paso Herald-Post: “Enrique Torres faces the final hurdle in his campaign for a crack at Lou Thesz and the world heavyweight title on tonight’s wrestling agenda in the Coliseum. Torres meets Dandy Dan Miller of Ohio in a 60 minute battle, with the winner earning a shot at Thesz in El Paso on Sept. 22. Tonight’s second mainliner promises one of the season’s top brawls, with the Mysterious Medics booked against the Sheik and Ali Bey. The battle will be staged as a Texas Death team match, with all four fighters in the ring at the same time. The rematch will also go under ’lumberjack’ terms, with 10 non-participating grapplers stationed on the apron of the ring to prevent any of the principles from leaving the ring or being belted through the ropes.”

Tuesday, September 8, 1964 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX – 1,617
1) Pancho Pico fought Paul Harrison to a draw
2) The Mad Mongol defeated Gordo Chihuahua
3) Dory Funk, Jr. defeated Bud Cody
4) Enrique Torres defeated Dan Miller in three falls
5) Texas Death Match: The Sheik & Ali Bey defeated The Medics

From the September 9 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Sheik and Enrique Torres, two fighters with different styles, today were sitting on top of the border wrestling heap. This seemed apparent after last night’s card in the Coliseum, in which the Sheik scored his second straight triumph over the Mysterious Medics, and Torres put away Dandy Dan Miller. A paid crowd of 1,617 was on hand. For Torres, the victory, gained with scientific strategy, meant a Sept. 22 shot at Lou Thesz and the world heavyweight belt. The Sheik, by again licking the Medics, also staked a claim on the unofficial title of El Paso’s top grappler. The Medics currently hold the International City Tag Team trophy, but the ornament wasn’t up for grabs last night. In his previous conquest of the Medics, the Sheik used his ‘fireball attack’, but he surprised one of the Medics with a claw hold last night, then finished him off with the ‘camel clutch’. The action came after the Sheik’s partner, Ali Bey, and one of the Medics, were kayoed and carried from the ring. The match, staged without falls and without time limit, went 12 minutes and 45 seconds. The Sheik got an unexpected hand from the Mad Mongol, one of the nine wrestlers assigned to guard the ring during the bout. The Mongol bashed one of the Medics outside the ring, setting him up for the count. Torres got the first pin on Miller in 17:05 with a flying body scissors, succumbed to the ‘giant swing’ in 9:07, then won the battle in 13:28 with an ‘airplane spin’. Dory Funk, Jr. bested Hangman Bud Cody in 15:32. The Mad Mongol licked Gordo Chihuahua. Pancho Pico and Paul Harrison draw.”

From the September 11 El Paso Herald-Post: “Enrique Torres, drilling for his upcoming shot at Lou Thesz and the world’s heavyweight crown, will stage a 20 minute workout against four opponents on tomorrow’s mat show in the Judging Arena. Torres will take on Gory Guerrero, Pancho Pico, Hangman Bud Cody and Ali Bey. Each tussle will be limited to five minutes. In last week’s show, Torres put away Dandy Dan Miller to win a Sept. 22 crack at Thesz in the Coliseum. Ken Lucas returns to border warfare to test the Mad Mongol’s claw hold in tomorrow’s mainliner, carded for three falls or 60 minutes. Two other matches are on tap.”

From the September 12 El Paso Herald-Post: “Two grappling badmen, Ali Bey and Hangman Bud Cody will team up to top tonight’s cartel in the Judging Arena behind the Coliseum. They go against Gory Guerrero and Pancho Pico. The Mongol will be out to spoil the border return of Ken Lucas. Ray Crosby battles Paul Harrison. Enrique Torres takes on four opponents in drill for an upcoming shot at Lou Thesz.”

Saturday, September 12, 1964 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Enrique Torres vs. Gory Guerrero
2) Enrique Torres vs. Pancho Pico
3) Enrique Torres vs. Bud Cody
4) Enrique Torres vs. Ali Bey
5) Ray Crosby defeated Paul Harrison
6) Ray Duran & Bud Cody fought Gory Guerrero & Pancho Pico to a draw
7) The Mad Mongol defeated Ken Lucas

From the September 14 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mad Mongol, a grappler who reached one of the high spots of his career early this season with a battle against Lou Thesz, will headline tomorrow’s mat warfare in the Judging Arena. The Mongol goes against Enrique Torres. Tomorrow’s co-feature puts Ken Lucas against popular Gory Guerrero. In weekend action, the Mongol used his claw grip to get by Lucas in a tight scrap; Guerrero and Pancho Pico struggled to a no fall draw against Hangman Bud Cody and Ray Duran; Ray Crosby upset Paul Harrison.”

From the September 15 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mad Mongol will shoot for his fifth straight victory when he tries to clamp his abdominal claw hold on Enrique Torres in tonight’s wrestling show at the Judging Arena. The three fall skirmish will be limited to 60 minutes. In his last outing, the Mongol conquered Ken Lucas in 25 minutes with the claw grip. Before that, the pig-tailed judo expert used the same tactic to stop Pancho Pico. His previous victims were the Cisco Kid and one of the Mysterious Medics. Torres is prepping for a Sept. 22 meeting with Lou Thesz, the world’s heavyweight champ. In tonight’s second feature, Gory Guerrero meets Ken Lucas in a 60 minute match. Two other battles are on tap.”

Tuesday, September 15, 1964 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Pancho Pico defeated Ray Crosby
2) Bill Graham & Jerry London defeated Bud Cody & Ray Duran
3) Enrique Torres defeated The Mad Mongol in three falls
4) Gory Guerrero defeated Ken Lucas in three falls

From the September 16 El Paso Herald-Post: “Gory Guerrero, and old hand at winning wrestling matches, engineered another victory last night, but it took four falls to pull it off. The ‘extra’ fall occurred after the referee decided he had been duped by the trick tactics of Ken Lucas. The action took place in the Judging Arena. With the match evened at one fall apiece, Guerrero, trying a ‘Mexican flip’ accidentally jolted the referee out of the ring. But the official reached through the ropes to call out Guerrero for the third pin. This brought a howl from the fans, who insisted Lucas illegally had one hand on the ropes, for extra leverage, during the final pin. The referee then conceded to the crowd’s appeal, and Gory needed only 30 seconds to post the ‘fourth’ pin. Time of the match was 18 minutes and 17 seconds. Enrique Torres, in the co-feature, survived the Mad Mongol’s claw hold to hang up a three-fall victory in 23 minutes. The Mongol showed villainous tendencies. Twice during the final fall, Torres appeared on the verge of collapsing under the claw hold, but he saved himself with the ‘airplane spin’. Both Torres and Guerrero face tough assignments in next week’s cartel, with Torres slated to battle Lou Thesz over the world’s heavyweight crown, and Guerrero booked for a defense of his world’s light heavyweight belt. Other results last night: Billy Graham and Jerry London defeated Hangman Bud Cody and Ray Duran; Pancho Pico licked Ray Crosby.”

Saturday, September 19, 1964 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) The Mad Mongol defeated Ray Crosby
2) Ron Reed defeated Ray Duran
3) Gory Guerrero defeated The Cisco Kid

From the September 21 El Paso Herald-Post: “Enrique Torres will endanger the season’s longest win streak when he tangles with Lou Thesz over the world’s heavyweight wrestling crown in tomorrow’s lineup in the Coliseum. Since opening his border invasion on July 18, Torres has been undefeated in solo events, and rolled to eight straight wins. In the second half of the double feature, Gory Guerrero risks his world’s light heavyweight belt against Rocket Monroe. Guerrero recorded a sharp triumph in weekend action by levelling the Cisco Kid in 10 minutes with his ‘Mexican flip’. Cowboy Ron Reed used his ‘bulldog hold’ to lick Duran, and the Mongol overcame Ray Crosby.”

From the September 22 El Paso Herald-Post: “Lou Thesz will stage the season’s fourth El Paso defense of the world’s heavyweight belt tonight at the Coliseum. Thesz goes against Enrique Torres in a replay of a championship tussle held in El Paso in 1956. In that engagement, a capacity crowd filled the Coliseum to watch a two-fall deadlock. The champ made his last border appearance on April 28, when he scored a disqualified triumph over the Mad Mongol. The victory was gained when the Mongol illegally clamped on his ‘abdominal claw’ grip and refused to let go. In March, Thesz conquered Danny Hodge in three falls. A month earlier, Thesz and Hodge banged heads in a 90-minute draw. Tonight’s version is slated for three falls or 90 minutes. In the companion feature, Gory Guerrero takes on Rocket Monroe in a championship match carded for three falls or 60 minutes. Guerrero will protect his world’s light heavyweight title. Four supporting matches, each with a one fall limit, are also on tap. The most promising puts the Mad Mongol against Tito Carreon.”

Tuesday, September 22, 1964 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX – 1,471
1) Ray Crosby defeated Bud Cody
2) Andreas Lambrakis defeated Pancho Pico
3) Ken Lucas fought Ron Reed to a double-DQ
4) The Mad Mongol defeated Tito Carreon
5) World Light Heavyweight Champion Gory Guerrero defeated Rocket Monroe in three falls
6) World Heavyweight Champion Lou Thesz defeated Enrique Torres in three falls

From the September 23 El Paso Herald-Post: “El Paso grappling fans may disapprove of Lou Thesz’ grappling tactics, but when the chips are down, the champ always gets the job done. This was demonstrated last night when Thesz outsmarted Enrique Torres to post a three-fall victory in defense of his world’s heavyweight belt. The paid crowd of 1,471 evidently sensed a Torres victory when the local favorite caught Thesz in his over-the-shoulder ‘airplane spin’. The maneuver came with the match squared at one fall each. Torres then bounced the champ off the canvas, hoping to soften him for a quick body press, but Thesz, who built his reputation on brawn and speed, squirmed free and tricked Torres into a helpless situation. Referee Mike Burnell alertly called the count to end the match in 29 minutes and 20 seconds. Torres and Thesz showed similar styles, and the match proved a test of mat knowledge and physical condition. But Thesz drew the ire of the fans by slamming away at Torres after each pin, and ducking his head under the ropes to avoid action. At one point, when Thesz was accidentally flipped out of the ring, the champ claimed victory by disqualification, but referee Burnell didn’t agree. The first fall went to Thesz in 15 minutes and 19 seconds, the second to Torres in 3:27. Gory Guerrero came within a hair of losing his world’s light heavyweight belt to Rocket Monroe, but finally won out in three falls and 19:17. Other results: the Mad Mongol defeated Tito Carreon in 16:25; Ken Lucas and Cowboy Ron Reed were both disqualified in a bloody match; Andreas Lambrakis defeated Pancho Pico; Ray Crosby overcame Hangman Bud Cody.”

From the September 25 El Paso Herald-Post: “A program of Saturday afternoon mat shows at the Wrestling Gymnasium, 806 Texas Avenue, gets going tomorrow, with the Mad Mongol taking the spotlight. The pig-tailed Judo expert will head the four-bout cartel with a 45 minutes fracas against Arion Lambrakis, a 275 pound villain from Greece. The promoters plan to install the Saturday afternoon shows on a year round basis at the gymnasium. Another highlight of tomorrow’s show puts a border newcomer billed as the ‘Beast’ against Ray Duran. The Beast debuted in El Paso last week, and battered around Ray Crosby and Bobby Garcia in a tag team event. Louie Tillet, booked as the ‘Flying Frenchman’, also joins the lineup with a one-fall test against Armando Camacho.”

Saturday, September 26, 1964 – Wrestling Gymnasium – El Paso, TX
1) The Beast defeated Ray Duran
2) Arion Lambrakis defeated The Mad Mongol via DQ
3) Andreas Lambrakis defeated Bobby Garcia
4) Louie Tillet defeated Ray Crosby

From the September 28 El Paso Herald-Post: “Louie Tillet, grappling badman from France, will try his brawny attack on the Mummy in tomorrow’s mainliner in the Coliseum. Tillet made his border debut on the weekend wrestling card, and displayed a head-smashing maneuver called the ‘brain crusher hold’. The action kayoed Ray Crosby in 7 minutes. Other weekend results: Andreas Lambrakis defeated Bobby Garcia in 8 minutes with a ‘backbreaker’ and Boston crab; Arion Lambrakis licked the Mad Mongol by disqualification; the Beast defeated Ray Duran.

From the September 29 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mummy returns to border action, after nearly a year’s absence, when he tried his ‘sleeper hold’ on Louie Tillet in tonight’s mainliner in the Coliseum. The Mummy, a star of the ’63 season as a tag partner, participated in a match which attracted the biggest mat attendance in El Paso since 1950. At one point last season, the Mummy rolled up eight straight solo wins. Tillet, billed as the ‘Flying Frenchman’, made his border debut on the weekend card and kayoed Ray Crosby in seven minutes. In tonight’s co-feature, Ken Lucas and Cowboy Ron Reed will bang heads in a fray limited to 45 minutes. The two were involved in a bloody deadlock last week.”

Tuesday, September 29, 1964 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) The Beast defeated Bobby Garcia
2) Andreas Lambrakis & Arion Lambrakis defeated Bill Graham & Jerry London
3) The Mad Mongol defeated Pancho Pico
4) Ken Lucas defeated Ron Reed via CO
5) Louie Tillet defeated The Mummy in three falls

From the September 30 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mummy, a grappler well-known for his ‘sleeper hold’, unveiled a new grip against Louie Tillet in last night’s feature in the Coliseum. After the Mummy squared the battle at one fall each with his sleeper hold of the neck, he tried another nerve-pinching grasp on Tillet’s left armpit, but the brawny French refused to submit, then saved himself by crawling out of the ring. This somehow led to the Mummy’s downfall. The Mummy got out of the ring to finish the job on the Coliseum floor, but Tillet managed a quick recovery, despite the effects of the nerve grips around the neck and armpit. As the fighters struggled on the floor, Tillet got in his licks, then belted a weakened Mummy back into the ring. He polished him off with a quick body slam and body press. The match was clocked in 19 minutes and 34 seconds. The first pin, recorded by the Frenchman, was based on an unusual maneuver called the ‘brain crusher hold’. In the co-feature, Ken Lucas and Ron Reed got into a brawl, with Reed at one point trying to settle matters with a chair grabbed from the ringside, but Reed made the mistake of turning his back on Lucas, and was belted out of the ring. He couldn’t make the 20-second count. The Mad Mongol used his ‘claw grip’ to flatten Pancho Pico in 8:20; Arion and Andreas Lambrakis whipped Billy Graham and Jerry London in 17:45; the Beast defeated Bobby Garcia 9:31.”

From the October 2 El Paso Herald-Post: “The feud between Cowboy Ron Reed and Ken Lucas will be extended in Tuesday’s grappling lineup in the Coliseum when the two again knock heads. The maiden meeting between the angry gladiators was staged on Sept. 21, and ended in a ‘no contest’. Louie Tillet, the Frenchman with the ‘brain crusher hold’ takes on the Mad Mongol.”

Saturday, October 3, 1964 – Texas Auto Sales – El Paso, TX
1) Andreas Lambrakis & Arion Lambrakis vs. Pancho Pico & Paul Harrison
2) The Mad Mongol vs. The Beast
3) The Mummy vs. Bobby Garcia

From the October 5 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mad Mongol goes after his third straight victory when he meets Louie Tillet in tomorrow’s grappling mainliner in the Coliseum. The Mongiol will pin most of his hopes on his well-touted ‘claw grip’ of the stomach. In his last appearance, the Mongol used the claw hold to whip Pancho Pico. Previously, he defeated Tito Carreon. Tillet showed an aggressive style, displeased many fans, in his border debut last week when he elbowed his way over the Mummy. Tillet takes on the Mongol in a skirmish arranged for three falls or 60 minutes. The undercard will be spotlighted by the masked Beast, who runs into local hero, Pancho Pico, under one fall terms. The Beast conquered Bobby Garcia in his last outing.”

From the October 6 El Paso Herald-Post: “Two referees, one stationed in the ring and the other outside the ropes, will be used to direct tonight’s mat battle between Cowboy Ron Reed and Ken Lucas in the Coliseum. Luca snow holds an edge over reed. Their first battle ended in a ‘no contest’ when Lucas and Reed did most of their fighting among the spectators. A rematch, held last week, ended when Reed turned his back on Lucas and was belted through the ropes. The Mad Mongol and Louie Tillet, each hoping to fatten a three-match win streak, face one another in a one-hour test. Tillet is fresh off a triumph over the Mummy. The unusual father-son combination of Andreas and Arion Lambrakis will battle the Mummy and Gordo Chihuahua in a one fall match. Other single fall engagements put Pancho Pico against the masked Beast, and Bobby Garcia against swift Paul Harrison.”

Tuesday, October 6, 1964 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Bobby Garcia fought Paul Harrison to a draw
2) Pancho Pico defeated The Beast
3) The Mummy & Gordo Chihuahua defeated Andreas Lambrakis & Arion Lambrakis
4) Ron Reed defeated Ken Lucas in three falls
5) Louie Tillet defeated The Mad Mongol via CO in three falls

From the October 7 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mad Mongol won the battle but lost the war. This was the view of grappling fans who turned out at the Coliseum last night to watch the Mongol battle Louie Tillet into submission, but the rally came after referee Mike Burnell ruled out the Mongol on a technicality and gave the win the Frenchman. The Mongol, urged on by the fans, then dealt out the belated punishment and drew blood from his foe’s forehead. According to the screams of the fans, Tillet used a short stick as a weapon against the Mongol throughout the match. Burnell ruled the Mongol was tardy in getting back into the ring during the third fall to end the fray. In the co-feature, Ken Lucas was ruled out against Cowboy Ron Reed after his second pin was erased by the referee for illegal tactics. Lucas refused to continue and went to the dressing rooms. Other results: the Mummy and Gordo Chihuahua defeated Andreas and Arion Lambrakis in 16:04; Pancho Pico defeated the Beast in 19:30; Bobby Garcia and Paul Harrison drew.”

Saturday, October 10, 1964 – unknown arena – El Paso, TX
1) Ken Lucas defeated Paul Harrison

From the October 12 El Paso Herald-Post: “Louie Tillet and Ken Lucas, a pair of grapplers with a knockout punch, will team up for the first time in tomorrow’s three fall mainliner at the Coliseum. Tillet and Lucas will take on the Mummy and the Mad Mongol. Both Tillet and Lucas scored ‘knockouts’ in recent assignments. Last month, Tillet overwhelmed Ray Crosby in seven minutes with his ‘brain crusher hold’, and Crosby was carried from the ring. In the weekend show, Lucas got into a pre-match scuffle with Pancho Pico. The latter was decked for the count, suffered a bloody scalp, and was carried to the dressing room. Paul Harrison then subbed for Pancho Pico and lasted only 10 minutes.”

From the October 13 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mad Mongol gets a chance for revenge against Louie Tillet in tonight’s grappling feature in the Coliseum. The battle links the Mongol and his old fighting mate, the Mummy, in one-hour collision against Tillet and Ken Lucas. In last week’s topper, the Mongol was ruled out for failing to get back into the ring before the 10-second count, but after the final bell, the Mongol tried to settle matters by clobbering Tillet around and applying his ‘claw hold’ of the stomach. Ring officials and other grapplers broke up the skirmish. In addition to the claw grip, Tillet and Lucas will face the Mummy’s ‘sleeper hold’. Tillet is undefeated in four solo battles in El Paso. In the co-feature, a midget affair, Sonny Boy Cassidy and Cowboy Bradley engage Irish Jackie and Billy the Kid. Cowboy Ron Reed battles Joe Turco. Andreas Lambrakis takes on Gordo Chihuahua, and Arion Lambraskis meets Pancho Pico.”

Tuesday, October 13, 1964 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Arion Lambrakis defeated Pancho Pico
2) Andreas Lambrakis defeated Gordo Chihuahua
3) Ron Reed defeated Joe Turco
4) Sonny Boy Cassiry & Cowboy Bradley defeated Irish Jackie & Billy the Kid
5) Louie Tillet & Ken Lucas defeated The Mad Mongol & The Mummy in three falls

From the October 14 El Paso Herald-Post: “Louie Tillet today felt enough confidence over his success in El Paso to stake his ‘Brass Knucks Trophy’ against all comers. The Frenchman made the offer in the dressing rooms of the Coliseum, following last night’s grappling mainliner in which Tillet and Ken Lucas licked the Mad Mongol and the Mummy. Tillet’s undefeated record in El Paso now stands at four straight solo wins, and one tag team victory. According to Tillet, the Brass Knucks Trophy was won in Houston two years ago under special terms alloweing closed-fist socking. The promoters indicated plans to find a contender for the crown. A few brass knuckles techniques were evident in last night’s mainliner, when Tillet and Lucas ganged up on their foes one at a time. The wild action had the fans on their feet most of the time, and most of the time the fans were booing Tillet and Lucas. ’The results speak for themselves,’ Tillet said after the match. ‘The Mummy and the Mongol gave us a rough time, but we’re better, we licked them in our first time as tag partners.’ The Mongol used his ‘claw hold’ of the stomach to pin Tillet in 10:15, but the Frenchman and Lucas worked over the Mongol’s claw hand, and Tillet got eh second fall in 6:05. The same strategy paid off for a third fall pin in 9:13. The semi-final, a midget affair, went to Cowboy Bradley and Sonny Boy Cassidy in 27 minutes. The losers, Irish Jackie and Billy the Kid, got into a brawl among themselves, and the referee. Other results: Cowboy Ron Reed decisioned Joe Turco; Andreas Lambrakis defeated Gordo Chihuahua in 9:48; Arion Lambrakis whipped Pancho Pico in 9:44.”

From the October 17 El Paso Herald-Post: “Louie Tillet takes on Gory Guerrero in his first border defense of the ‘Brass Knucks’ trophy in Tuesday’s wrestling show at the Coliseum. Tillet won the unusual ornament two years ago in Houston under terms in which closed fist slugging is allowed. Both Tillet and Guerrero will tape their knuckles for Tuesday’s combat. Falls won’t count and action will continue until one of the strongman can no longer go on. The second half of the twin-bill marks the border return of the Sheik. The badman is booked against the Mummy in an hour struggle.”

From the October 19 El Paso Herald-Post: “Gory Guerrero faces a tough assignment when he resumes action after a month’s absence in tomorrow’s wrestling cartel in the Coliseum. Guerrero goes against Louie Tillet in quest of the latter’s ‘Brass Knucks’ trophy. The slugfest will be staged under terms similar to a Texas Death Match. Guerrero staged his last outing on September 22, when he came within a hair of losing his world's light heavyweight crown to Rocket Monroe, but finally won out in three pins and 19 minutes. The second half of tomorrow’s mainliner puts the Sheik’s ‘fireball attack’ against the Mummy in a one hour battle.”

From the October 20 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mummy, hoping to control the Sheik with his ‘sleeper hold’, takes the spotlight for tonight’s wrestling headliner in the Coliseum. The Sheik, in five border appearances earlier this season, displayed a peculiar ‘fireball attack’ and a back-breaking grip known as the ‘camel clutch’. Two foes, Gory Guerrero and one of the Mysterious Medics, were injured by the Sheik’s flame. The Mummy, who is covered from head to toe by costume and mask, is considered ‘semi-protected’ against the Sheik’s fire. The Mummy also will depend on the sleeper grip, which applies pressure on certain nerves in a foe’s neck and induces a quick snooze. Second part of tonight’s twin-mainliner sends out Guerrero in quest of Louis Tillet’s ‘Brass Knucks’ trophy. Closed-fist slugging will be allowed, and the brawl will last until one of the gladiators tosses in the towel. Tillet won the ornament two years ago in Houston, and made two successful defenses. Tonight’s card will also feature a gals’ battle between Linda Carroll and Penny Brooks.”

Tuesday, October 20, 1964 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX – 1,197
1) The Mad Mongol & Gordo Chihuahua & Ray Crosby defeated Joe Turco & Arion Lambrakis & Andreas Lambrakis
2) Linda Carroll defeated Penny Brooks in two straight falls
3) Brass Knuckles Champion Louie Tillet defeated Gory Guerrero
4) The Mummy defeated The Sheik via CO

From the October 21 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mummy, thanks to a ruling by referee Mike Burnell, today owned a victory over the Sheik, but the outcome of last night’s warfare in the Coliseum, viewed by 1,197 fans, was clouded by the interference of the Mad Mongol. The match came to a halt after 20 minutes and 40 seconds when the Sheik left the ring to battle the Mongol among the spectators. Referee Burnell then rules out the Sheik for failing to get back into the ring before the 20 second count. The Mongol, wearing street clothes, evidently disliked some of the Sheik’s unruly tactics, and butted in when the Syrian badman tried to use some unfair leverage against the Mummy. The excited crowd cheered the punishment dished out by the Mongol. The Sheik later became entangled with a few unhappy fans. In his battle with the Mummy, the Sheik used the timekeeper’s hammer, and ringside chairs, as his fighting equipment. Gory Guerrero and Louie Tillet traded blows for 55 weary minutes before Guerrero lost on a kayo, but Guerrero posted six pins, compared to two for Tillet, in the dispute over the ‘Brass Knucks’ trophy. Linda Carrol whipped Penny Brooks in 18:12 and two straight pins. The Mongol, Gordo Chihuahua and Ray Crosby defeated Joe Turco, Arion and Andreas Lambrakis.”

From the October 27 El Paso Herald-Post: “Louie Tillet risks the border’s top mat record when he teams up with Ken Lucas to face the Mummy and the Mad Mongol in tonight’s mainliner at the Coliseum. The one hour brawl will decide the new custodians of the four-foot International City Tag Team tournament. The Mysterious Medics, previous champs, vacated the title this month. Tonight’s six-bout lineup will also mark the first local appearance of the Fabulous Moolah, world champion gal fighter. Moolah will defend her belt against Linda Carroll in a skirmish carded for three pins or 45 minutes. Also slated is a revival of the ‘Battle Royal Championship’ with eight strongmen in the ring at the same time, each against the other.”

Tuesday, October 27, 1964 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Pancho Pico defeated Kenny Mack
2) Bobby Garcia defeated Pee Wee Larson
3) Gordo Chihuahua defeated The Beast
4) Joe Turco won an 8-man Battle Royal
5) Betty Boucher defeated Linda Carroll
6) The Mad Mongol & The Mummy defeated Louie Tillet & Ken Lucas in three falls to win the vacant International City Tag Team Title

From the October 28 El Paso Herald-Post: “’I can whip the Mummy, and I want a chance to pove it.’ This was Louie Tillet’s claim following last night’s squabble over the International City Tag Team trophy in the Coliseum. Tillet, in partnership with Ken Lucas, fell before the rugged attack of the Mummy and the Mad Mongol. Not only was the Frenchman the victim of the last fall, but he succumbed in a peculiar manner. The Mummy pulled Tillet from the ropes, by the seat of his pants, and applied a body press to end on of the year’s wildest battles. ‘Not only can I beat the Mummy, but I can unmask him as well,’ Tillet said. In the event his prediction flops, Tillet offered to ‘throw a hundred one dollar bills to the fans.’ Fabulous Moolah, world’s girl champ, was unable to perform due to auto injuries suffered several days ago. She was introduced to the crowd. Her substitute, Betty Boucher, battered around Linda Carroll to post an impressive win. Other results: Joe Turco survived seven opponents to win the ‘Battle Royal’ championship; Gordo Chihuahua licked the Beast in 7:46; Bobby Garcia dumped Pee Wee Larson in 11:26; Pancho Pico topped Kenny Mack in 7:02.”

From the October 30 El Paso Herald-Post: “Saturday night wrestling shows resume tomorrow at the Wrestling Gym, 806 Texas Avenue, with Gory Guerrero knocking heads against the Mad Mongol. The mainliner is booked for three pins or 60 minutes, and will mark the first meeting between the two strongmen in two years. Their last encounter ended in a stalemate. A masked fighter billed as the ‘Thunderbolt’ will make his local debut in the co-feature. The villainous newcomer will team up with Joe Turco in a 45-minute test against Pancho Pico and Bobby Garcia. Another battle puts Paul Harrison against Ray Duran under one fall, 30-minute terms.”

Saturday, October 31, 1964 – Wrestling Gymnasium – El Paso, TX
1) Paul Harrison vs. Ray Duran
2) The Thunderbolt & Joe Turco vs. Pancho Pico & Bobby Garcia
3) Gory Guerrero vs. The Mad Mongol

From the November 9 El Paso Herald-Post: “Wrestling at the Coliseum appeared today to be well on its way toward taking the count-out. County Commissioners Court received a report in person by Wes Statton, manager of the Coliseum, that International Wrestling Enterprises, Inc. owes the County $890, and has cancelled its wrestling program scheduled for tomorrow night. Mr. Statton said that under the circumstances, some action appeared to be in order. The Court took action immediately. The matter was turned over to County Atty. Jack Fant, through Asst. County Atty. Travis Johnson, who was present at the meeting of Commissioners Court. He was instructed to take steps to collect the money already due, and to have future amounts due if this is not done to proceed with terminating the contract held by these wrestling promoters.”

From the November 13 El Paso Herald-Post: “The controversy between the County of El Paso and the owner-operators of El Paso Spectaculars, the organization that conducts wrestling at the Coliseum, took a new turn with a letter addressed to the County Judge and Commissioners Court, contending nothing is due the County for use of the Coliseum unless there is actual wrestling in the usual wrestling dates. The letter of vigorous protest was signed: ‘El Paso Spectaculars, Raymond A. Gardea M.D., Raul Rivera M.D.’ What set the controversy off was action by Commissioners Court directing the County Attorny to take action toward collecting sums alleged due the County by the wrestling promoters. When the matter was presented in Commissioners Court, the operators were referred to as International Wrestling Enterprises, Inc. That was an error. International Wrestling Enterprises, Inc. was succeeded by El Paso Spectaculars. Substance of the two page letter of protest is the contention that the wrestling operators are under no obligation to pay anything to the County on dates when there is no wrestling on the usual nights for wrestling. The only comment officially made regarding the letter of protest was by County Judge Woodard, who said: ‘This matter was turned over to the County Attorney. Commissioners Court will be guided by what the County Attorney reports and recommends.”

From the November 16 El Paso Herald-Post: “County Commissioners Court once again today turned its attention toward the controversy over wrestling at the Coliseum, and called on County Atty. Jack Fant for an opinion regarding the financial phases of the contract with El Paso Spectaculars, Inc. Among the specific points Commissioners Court asked for in the opinion is whether El Paso Spectaculars, which holds the Coliseum wrestling contract, is bound to pay for use of the Coliseum or the Judging Arena, whether or not there is wrestling every week. County Judge Glenn Woodard remarked when the subject was opened that, ‘They (El Paso Spectaculars) claim the contract is not binding on them, but is binding on us.’ What he meant was that the wrestling promoters contend is that they do not have to pay for wrestling quarters every week, but that the County has to provide such quarters, either the Coliseum or the Judging Arena, every week.”

From the December 10 El Paso Herald-Post: “A conference with ‘no holds barred’ is scheduled tomorrow between members of County Commissioners Court and the Coliseum promoters ‘to see who is accusing who of what, and why’. County Judge Glenn Woodard, announcing the meeting, said, ‘We intend to thresh out all the Coliseum wrestling issues that have been presented in recent weeks, and see if an understanding can be reached on just where all concerned stand.’ He said the wrestling promoters have accused the County officials of charging that the promoters have defaulted on their contract. The controversy started when claims were made in County Commissioners meeting that the wrestling promoters were behind in paying what was due to the County as rental fees for Coliseum and Judging Arena use. The holders of the wrestling privileges contract contended they were not in arrears with payments due. They contended the contract does not provide for rental payments for nights wrestling is not contended on the usual nights, and so on and on. ‘We concluded the best thing is to get everyone concerned together and thresh the whole thing out for a possible understanding,’ Judge Woodard said. Wes Statton, Coliseum manager, who presented the 'money due the County’ matter to Commissioners Court, will be present for tomorrow’s meeting.”

From the December 11 El Paso Herald-Post: “County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to cancel the Coliseum wrestling contract held by El Paso Spectaculars, Inc., the cancellation to become effective at the end of 30 days’ notice. The action was recommended by the Coliseum-Liberty Hall Advisory Board. The battle of words in an hour long discussion of the controversy between Commissioners Court and the wrestling promoters was intense. Positions indicated during the discussion by Commissioners Richard Tellas and Rogello Sanchez created doubt they would vote for cancellation of the contract, but when the showdown came, they went along with the other three. County Judge Glenn Woodard and Commissioners Dick Davis and Tom Mays. Commissioners Court, on information supplied by Coliseum Manager Wes Statton, contended the wrestling contract holders are in arrears on money, around $1,800, due the County. Officials of El Paso Spectaculars challenged that claim. Through counsel, the wrestling promoters contended they are not obligated to pay the County anything for the Coliseum or Judging Arena weekly unless wrestling actually is held. One of the County officials remarked near end of the discussion that ‘they will sue us if we vote to cancel’. Commissioner Davis said, ‘I have been sued by both sides twice, so let them sue.’ Judge Woodard said, ‘We are acting on the opinion of our County Attorney, and this matter must be brought to a conclusion.’ The vote was called on motion, and was unanimous to cancel, with 30 days’ notice.”



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From the March 22 El Paso Herald-Post: “County Commissioners Court today entered into a new contract for wrestling at the Coliseum. The contract is with Ted Franco, Jr. of El Paso and Stanley Blackburn of Amarillo. Provisions of the contract call for $250 per night for rental of the Coliseum, $25 for the wrestling setup, or 10 per cent of the box office receipts, whichever is greater. The new agreement is effective April 20. Wes Statton, manager of the Coliseum, said Mr. Blackburn is one of the most successful and widely known men in United States wrestling affairs.”

From the March 25 El Paso Herald-Post: “A slate of top wrestling shows is on tap for El Paso, with the inaugural cartel in a revamped program booked for April 20 in the Coliseum. The promoters, Ted Franco, Jr. of El Paso and Stanley Blackburn of Amarillo, are planning a weekly series of mat cards composed of the biggest names in the sport. The new organization is called ‘Big Time Wrestling’. ‘Each card will feature top-quality talent,’ Franco said. ‘We feel this is what border fans expect and deserve.’ According to the contract signed this week by the County and Big Time Wrestling, the promoters will book match cards on each Tuesday, except for certain dates on which the Coliseum has been previously committed. Big Time Wrestling is affiliated with the National Wrestling Alliance, the largest mat organization in the nation. Also on tap is a taped weekly TV show of mat cards from an eastern circuit which includes Cincinnati, St. Louis and Cleveland.”

From the April 9 El Paso Herald-Post: “Lou Thesz, the world’s heavyweight wrestling champ and one of the sport’s greatest names, has been signed to defend his crown in the El Paso Coliseum on April 20. The championship match, booked by a new mat organization called Big Time Wrestling, will be the first of the 1965 season, and the first border show in six months. Wrestling will be staged in the Coliseum each Tuesday thereafter, and the promoters, who are affiliated with the National Wrestling Alliance, are planning to import top-flight talent for each cartel. The promoters are planning to sign a challenger of national reputation to go against Thesz. Also on tap for border mat fans is a weekly TV show of taped matches.”

From the April 13 El Paso Herald-Post: “A Japanese wrestler known as Sato has been added to the April 20 mat show in the Coliseum, The hefty strongman will make his border debut when he heads the co-feature. According to promoter Ted Franco, Jr., Sato is originally from Hiroshima, but has been campaigning in the Amarillo area. The mainliner will bring two of wrestling’s top names, Lou Thesz and Pat O’Connor. Thesz is the current world champ, and O’Connor is a former champ, having held the belt from Jan. 9, 1959 to Sept. 1, 1961. Thesz is the only strongman in wrestling history to win the crown six times. The April 20 cartel will be the first offered by a new mat organization called Big Time Wrestling. Action will be staged each Tuesday thereafter in the Coliseum.”

From the April 14 El Paso Herald-Post: “Jose Lothario returns to the border for Tuesday’s big wrestling show in the Coliseum, and takes on Ken Lucas, the Phoenix badman, in the co-feature. High spot of the four-match show will be a world heavyweight struggle between champion Lou Thesz and the former champ, Pat O’Connor. The mat revival is being booked by a new wrestling organization called Big Time Wrestling. The promoters, Ted Franco, Jr. and Stanley Blackburn, have lined up a tag team tussle and a solo match to complete the card. Billy Graham will trade grips with Sato, a Japanese grappler from Hiroshima, and Iron Mike DiBiase teams up with Ox Allen to engage John Tolos and Henry Piluso. Lothario, born in Torreon, Mexico, now bases his operations in San Francisco. At one point, he combined with Pepper Gomez to hold the Pacific Coast tag team championship.”

From the April 15 El Paso Herald-Post: “Wrestling returns to the Coliseum Tuesday after a six-month absence when Pat O’Connor tries to reclaim the world heavyweight crown from champion Lou Thesz. The big match will highlight the maiden cartel of a new mat organization called Big Time Wrestling. Tuesday’s companion feature will put flash Jose Lothario against Ken Lucas. Two other battles will round out the card.”

From the April 19 El Paso Herald-Post: “A battle of scientific strategy is on tap for tomorrow’s wrestling headliner in the Coliseum when Lou Thesz returns to the border to put up his world heavyweight crown. Thesz goes against the former world king, Pat O’Connor, in a four-match lineup which raises the curtain on the border mat season. Both Thesz and O’Connor rely on speed and power, but the champion occasionally draws the ire of the fans by such tactics as slugging a foe after the break, and ducking his head under the ropes to avoid combat. O’Connor held the world title from Jan. 9, 1959 to Sept. 1, 1961. The Irishman licked four previous world kings during his reign. Tomorrow’s companion event puts clean-fighting Jose Lothario against Ken Lucas. The latter is well-known to border mat aficionadas for his dubious tactics. In other battles, Sato takes on Billy Graham, and a tag team tussle brings out John Tolos and Henry Piluso against Iron Mike DiBiase and Ox Allen.”

From the April 20 El Paso Herald-Post: “Pat O’Connor, the former world champ who helped set one of the sport’s most impressive records, gets back in the border spotlight in tonight’s season-opener at the Coliseum. O’Connor will trade blows with Lou Thesz, the world champ, in a title match sanctioned by the National Wrestling Alliance. The mat record which O’Connor helped put in the books occurred on Sept. 1, 1961 in Chicago’s Comisky Park, when he lost the world crown to Buddy Rogers. A crowd of 41,383 turned out and shoved $141,950 through the till to set the sport’s top marks for attendance and gate receipts. Included in the Irishman’s wrestling arsenal is the ‘reverse cradle roll’, a spinning maneuver he invented. O’Connor has often used the flashy hold to crush fighters who’ve outweighed him by as much as 40 pounds. Thesz also has a wide variety of pet grips. One of his best is a ‘backward head drop’ which he uses to bang a foe, head first, off the canvas. Three other matches are on tap for tonight’s show. Ken Lucas tries his crafty style on Jose Lothario in the co-feature, and Billy Graham is booked against Sato. Iron Mike DiBiase and Ox Allen will go against John Tolos and Henry Piluso in the opener.”

Tuesday, April 20, 1965 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Mike DiBiase & Ox Allen defeated Tim Woods & Henry Piluso (15:45)
2) Sato defeated Billy Graham (14:37)
3) Jose Lothario defeated Ken Lucas in three falls
4) World Heavyweight Champion Lou Thesz defeated Pat O’Connor via CO in three falls

From the April 21 El Paso Herald-Post: “Lou Thesz was still wearing his world heavyweight crown today, but local wrestling fans had some doubts about the champ’s tactics. Thesz took on Pat O’Connor in last night’s season-opener at the Coliseum, and the battle appeared a tossup, when action boiled down to one fall each. The challenger earned an ovation by decking Thesz to the canvas twice in a row, but in the skirmish that followed, both grapplers fell through the ropes. With referee Jack Cain calling the 20-second countdown, the fighters struggled to get back into the ring, but Thesz ended the match unexpectedly by kicking O’Connor across the jaw and sending him back to the Coliseum floor. The Irishman was then ruled out for failing to make the count. Thesz was loudly booed. Earlier in the match, the champ drew the ire of the fans by ducking his head under the ropes to get out of trouble, and slamming O’Connor after each break. O’Connor got the first fall with a reverse cradle roll in 11 minutes and 12 seconds, and Thesz used the same grip to even the match. The entire battle lasted 28:37. Despite the shady tactics, Thesz was apparently forgiven by the fans, for a crowd gathered around him to shake his hand after the final bell. Jose Lothario suffered a bloody forehead, but scored a three-fall win over unruly Ken Lucas in the co-feature. Lothario used an effective ‘back-breaker’ hold. Other results: Sato overcame Billy Graham in 14:37, Iron Mike DiBiase and Ox Allen licked Tim Woods and Henry Piluso in 15:45.”

From the April 23 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Sheik returns to El Paso to head Tuesday’s wrestling agenda in the Coliseum. The Syrian badman knocked around local competition during several border invasions last season, with much of his success depending on a grip called the ‘camel clutch’. None of the Sheik’s border foes figured out a way to break the grip, but the Sheik relied on little scientific know-how and preferred a slugging attack. The colorfully-costumed fighter will be imported to El Paso under the auspices of Big Time Wrestling. Target in the one-hour headliner will be Jose Lothario, the scientific strongman who bested unruly Ken Lucas in last week’s warfare.”

From the April 24 El Paso Herald-Post: “Sato, the judo expert from Japan, returns to the border to head Tuesday’s co-feature in the Coliseum. The hefty badman is booked against the border newcomer, Joe Scarpa in a tussle limited to three pins or 45 minutes. The mainliner of Tuesday’s show puts the Sheik against Jose Lothario in a one-hour combat.”

From the April 26 El Paso Herald-Post: “Jose Lothario, a former co-holder of the world tag team crown, will try to notch his second straight border win when he trades blows with the Sheik in tomorrow’s headliner at the Coliseum. Lothario will pit his clean style and scientific knowledge against the Syrian’s villainous attack. Action on the Big Time Wrestling is booked for three falls or one hour. In tomorrow’s co-feature, Sato will probably rely on his Judo arsenal while trying to cut down Joe Scarpa.”

From the April 27 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Sheik, after a successful campaign in Detroit and Chicago, returns to the border mat wars in tonight’s Coliseum lineup, to face Jose Lothario. Lothario, one of the best matmen produced in Mexico in recent years, will probably use his flashy 'back-breaker’ hold to counter the Syrian’s wild style. Included in the Sheik’s repertoire is the ‘camel clutch’, which no local opponent was able to break during the Sheik’s five El Paso appearances in 1964. Among his ’64 victims were Gory Guerrero, who was burned across the face, and one of the Mysterious Medics, who was scorched in the mid-section. In tonight’s 45-minute co-feature, burly Joe Scarpa tries his toe-hold grips on Sato, the Judo expert from Japan. The latter was jeered by local fans for his stormy attack on Billy Graham on last week’s show. In other matches, Iron Mike DiBiase and Ox Allen team up to engage Graham and the Cuban import Pedro Godoy. Ken Lucas squares off against Henry Piluso in the opener.”

Tuesday, April 27, 1965 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Ken Lucas defeated Henry Piluso
2) Mike DiBiase & Ken Lucas defeated Bill Graham & Pedro Godoy
3) Joe Scarpa defeated Sato in three falls
4) The Sheik defeated Jose Lothario via DQ in three falls

From the April 28 El Paso Herald-Post: “The tactics used by the Sheik won’t win any popularity contest, but at least he gets the job done. The Syrian badman, in order to defeat Jose Lothario in last night’s mat mainliner in the Coliseum, resorted to illegal weapons, plus biting, kicking and hair-pulling. But after the dust had settled, referee Jack Cain disqualified Lothario for trying to get revenge in much the same manner. The wild fray was stopped after 37 minutes and 22 seconds with the Sheik on his back, bleeding from the forehead. After the final bell, the Sheik and Lothario continued the warfare throughout the Coliseum, with action finally dying down near the dressing rooms. Referee Cain became another casualty of the match when he was struck by a flying chair. The promoters today were considering the idea of rematching the Sheik and Lothario for next week’s mainliner. Other results: Joe Scarpa defeated Sato in three falls and 45 minutes; Ken Lucas whipped Henry Piluso in 5:48; Iron Mike DiBiase and Lucas defeated Billy Graham and Pedro Godoy in 13:30.”

From the April 30 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Sheik returns to El Paso to meet Jose Lothario in Tuesday’s mat headliner in the Coliseum. The battle figures as a sequel to this week’s mainliner, when the Sheik and Lothario struggles for 37 minutes before Lothario was ruled out for rough tactics. Tuesday’s renewal is booked for two-out-of-three falls or one hour. Both Lothario and the Syrian drew blood in the first encounter. A third victim was referee Jack Cain, who was accidentally belted through the ropes. In Tuesday’s companion event, Billy Graham and Don Curtis will team up in hopes of stopping Iron Mike DiBiase and Ken Lucas. A 45-minute limit will be in effect.”

From the May 3 El Paso Herald-Post: “Jose Lothario will be exposed to the Sheik’s ‘fireball attack’ in tomorrow’s wrestling headliner in the Coliseum. The one-hour battle will hook up the same principals of last week’s topper. In that struggle, action went 37 minutes, with the Sheik winning, on a technicality when Lothario was ruled out for rough tactics. The Sheik, however, didn’t get a chance to unleash his well-touted fire attack. Both fighters drew blood in the skirmish. In tomorrow’s co-feature, Iron Mike DiBiase and Ken Lucas will combine talents to engage Billy Graham and Don Curtis. Action is booked for three pins or 45 minutes. Two one-fall matches will complete the bill. The Lawman makes his border debut by facing Ox Allen, and Sato, the crafty villain from Japan, takes on Lucas.”

From the May 4 El Paso Herald-Post: “Jose Lothario, master of the ‘back-breaker’, will face the Sheik’s ‘camel clutch’ in tonight’s wrestling headliner in the Coliseum. The two fighters collided for the first time last week, each getting a pin before Lothario was disqualified for rough tactics. Lothario recorded his fall with the back-breaker, and the Sheik used his camel clutch to even matters. So far, no grappler in border combat has managed to break the camel clutch after it has been applied. Tonight’s sequel is carded for one hour or three pins. Referee Jack Cain, who had his hands full trying to keep order last week, will be back to direct the action. Also on tap for tonight’s warfare will be the border debut of Don Curtis, the British Empire champ. Curtis will be teamed with Billy Graham in a 45-minute combat against Iron Mike DiBiase and Ken Lucas. The Lawman, a former Abilene police officer, goes against Ox Allen in a 30-minute fray, and Sato tries to chop down Lucas with his judo arsenal.”

Tuesday, May 4, 1965 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Sato defeated Ray Valadez
2) The Lawman defeated Ox Allen
3) Mike DiBiase & Ken Lucas defeated Bill Graham & Don Curtis in three falls
4) Jose Lothario defeated The Sheik via CO in three falls

From the May 5 El Paso Herald-Post: “Iron Mike DiBiase and Ken Lucas today emerged as the border tag team kings and the promoters were trying to line up suitable opponents. Iron Mike and Lucas teamed up to dispatch Don Curtis and Billy Graham in last night’s action in the Coliseum. The deciding maneuver came when Iron Mike softened Graham with a set of dives from the top rope. Graham became an easy victim for a quick body press, and had to be carried from the ring. Iron Mike was also responsible for the middle pin, when he used rough tactics to subdue Curtis. The losers managed to save face by recording a single pi, and this came when Curtis put Lucas into a snooze with his effective ‘sleeper hold’. The winners took a jeering from the crowd throughout the match. Iron Mike and Lucas currently hold the Southwestern tag team trophy, and this is likely to go up for grabs in the local arena. Last night’s battle was booked for 45 minutes and lasted 43:04. Jose Lothario, in another match, evened matters with the Sheik in a furious brawl which lasted only 8:58. The Syrian lost the match by disqualification when he stayed outside the ring over the 20-second limit. The Sheik got the first fall in 2:19 with his ‘camel clutch’, but Lothario, much to the applause of the crown, recovered for a prompt pin in 2:07. No blood was spilled this time. Other results: the Lawman levelled Ox Allen in 12:30; Sato stopped Ray Valadez in 4:21.”

From the May 7 El Paso Herald-Post: “Don Curtis and Jose Lothario, two fast and scientific mat men, have been booked to head Tuesday’s card at the Coliseum. Curtis and Lothario will team up to face the stormy attack of Iron Mike DiBiase and the Russian Mongol. A three-fall, one-hour time limit will be in effect. Also on tap for Tuesday will be a gals’ skirmish, with Toni Rose of Ft. Wayne, Ind. trading grips with Maria DeLeon of Durango. Toni is second-ranked in world female listings.”

From the May 8 El Paso Herald-Post: “Two local wrestling products, Armando Camacho and Henry Piluso, have been added to Tuesday’s wrestling card in the Coliseum. The two will meet in the semi-final and will trade grips under three-fall, 45-minute conditions. In the mainliner, Jose Lothario and Don Curtis will square off against Iron Mike DiBiase and the Russian Mongol in a tussle booked for one hour. Also on tap is a gals’ collision between Toni Rose of Indiana and Maria DeLeon of Mexico. The opener pits Sato against the Lawman.”

From the May 10 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Russian Mongol will test his ‘skull-crusher headlock’ on Don Curtis and Jose Lothario when he debuts before border mat aficianados in tomorrow’s headliner in the Coliseum. The Mongol will team up with Iron Mike DiBiase. Maria DeLeon of Durango will use a clean style in hopes of controlling Toni Rose of Indiana in a gals’ match. Toni is currently ranked second in the world female standings. In other action, the Lawman takes on Sato, and Armando Camacho trades grips with Henry Piluso.”

From the May 11 El Paso Herald-Post: “Don Curtis, the British Empire wrestling king, gets a chance to square the record with Iron Mike DiBiase in tonight’s tag team headliner in the Coliseum. Curtis will take Jose Lothario as his new partner in a one-hour combat against Iron Mike and the Russian Mongol. The Mongol recently returned to the U.S. after a tour of the Orient. According to the promoters, his scorecard includes 42 straight wins and 11 hospitalized victims. As a prelude to tonight’s main event, the Mongol will warm up by squeezing a basketball to the breaking point. The exhibition will take place in the ring. A special feature of the agenda will be the season’s first gal skirmish, with Ton Rose of Ft. Wayne, Ind. going against Maria DeLeon of Durango. The Lawman, who whipped Ox Allen last time out, will try his clean style on Sato, judo expert. Also on tap is a 45-minute fray between Armando Camacho and Henry Piluso.”

Tuesday, May 11, 1965 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Henry Piluso defeated Armando Camacho
2) Sato defeated Ray Duran
3) Maria DeLeon defeated Toni Rose
4) Mike DiBiase & The Russian Mongol defeated Jose Lothario & Don Curtis in three falls

From the May 12 El Paso Herald-Post: “Iron Mike proved he can win a match without recording a single fall. This occurred in last night’s mat headliner in the Coliseum when Iron Mike teamed up with the Russian Mongol to clobber Don Curtis and Jose Lothario. The Mongol scored both the second and third pins, but Iron Mike, operating behind the scenes, set up the victory. The tactics brought a howl from the fans. Lothario levelled the Russian in 14:12 for the first pin, and matters seemed about wound up when Curtis clamped his ‘sleeper hold’ on the Russian 15 minutes later, but Iron Mike, using a short stick as an illegal weapon, slipped into the ring behind the referee’s back and belted Curtis to the canvas. The Mongol then polished off the British Empire champ with his ‘skull-crusher headlock’, and celebrated the success with a Cossack victory dance. With action deadlocked, Lothario appeared to have the edge on the Russian, but Iron Mike reached through the ropes to floor Lothario. The latter was then converted into an easy pin by the Russian. The brawl lasted 34 minutes and 24 seconds. Other results: Maria DeLeon took it on the chin, but whipped Toni Rose in 8:57; Sato roared through Ray Duran in 7:50; Henry Piluso levelled Armando Camacho in 20:48.”

From the May 14 El Paso Herald-Post: “Jose Lothario and Iron Mike have been booked to meet in Tuesday’s wrestling headliner at the Coliseum. Action is planned for one hour or three pins. Last week, the two traded trips as part of a tag team struggle. Iron Mike, teamed with the Russian Mongol, scored a 34-minute win over Lothario and Don Curtis. As a preview to Tuesday’s battle, Lothario will be seen in action on TV at 4:30 p.m. tomorrow, via Channel Four, when Big Time Wrestling inaugurates a weekly series of taped matches. Lothario’s recent match against Joe Scarpa will be shown.”

From the May 18 El Paso Herald-Post: “Iron Mike, making his first Coliseum appearance without a partner, tries his strong arm wrestling tactics on Jose Lothario in tonight’s one-hour headliner. But, under special terms of the match, a local police officer will be in the ring before the first bell to search Iron Mike for any illegal weapons. In last week’s topper, Iron Mike, teamed with the Russian Mongol, scored a 34-minute win over Lothario and Don Curtis, but the losers protested to the National Wrestling Alliance, claiming Iron Mike used a small stick as a weapon while setting up the winning pins. Iron Mike, in four Coliseum appearances, is undefeated. Each of his wins came in tag matches. Lothario, also with four Coliseum matches to his credit, holds wins over the Sheik and Ken Lucas. His only setback came from the Sheik, by disqualification. In tonight’s co-feature, Curtis, the British Empire champ, will test his well-touted ‘sleeper hold’ on Sato in a 45-minute combat. The undercard will be highlighted by a tag match combining Tim Woods and Henry Piluso against Ox Allen and Lenny Mills.”

Tuesday, May 18, 1965 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) The Cisco Kid defeated Jessie Mendez
2) Henry Piluso & Tim Woods defeated Ox Allen & Lenny Mills
3) Don Curtis defeated Sato in three falls
4) Mike DiBiase defeated Jose Lothario via DQ in three falls

From the May 19 El Paso Herald-Post: “Iron Mike was still sitting on the border mat heap today, enjoying a five-match win streak. The latest conquest occurred last night at the Coliseum with a three-fall drubbing of Jose Lothario. But wrestling fans were displeased over Iron Mike’s methods. The 31-minute brawl ended unexpectedly in bizarre fashion when Lothario managed to get his head stuck between the ropes. Iron Mike, behind the referee’s back, applied some illegal tension to keep his foe hamstrung. Iron Mike walloped Lothario around the ringside seats and got the first fall in 15:35, but Lothario squared matters in 9:11 while dealing out similar punishment. In the process, Iron Mike suffered a cut forehead. The final fall, via disqualification, came in 7:13. Don Curtis put Sato into a snooze with his ‘sleeper hold’ to win the three-fall semi-final in 20:40. Both battlers used rough tactics. Curtis lost the first fall, but got the next two to win the match. Henry Piluso and Tim Woods banged around Ox Allen and Lenny Mills to win in one fall and 19:26; the Cisco Kid overcame Jessie Mendez in 9:30. Wrestling takes a holiday next week, in deference to Tuesday’s Liston-Clay bout, via television, in the Coliseum. The next mat matches will be staged on June 1.”

From the May 28 El Paso Herald-Post: “Iron Mike will put his unblemished border record on the line in a rematch with Jose Lothario on Tuesday's mat lineup in the Coliseum. The battle is planned for one hour. In the last border mat headliner on May 18, Lothario and Iron Mike struggled for 31 minutes before Lothario was disqualified for getting tangled up in the ropes. The unorthodox outcome gave Iron Mike his fifth straight border success. Two mainliners are planned for Tuesday, Don Curtis, the British Empire champ, is booked for an hour combat against Hans Schmidt of Germany.”

From the May 31 El Paso Herald-Post: “Iron Mike will try to inflate his border mat record into six straight wins when he again takes on Jose Lothario in tomorrow’s cartel in the Coliseum. The match will serve as a replay of the skirmish on May 18, when Lothario was disqualified after 32 minutes. Much of the battle took place outside the ring, with both fighters slugging one another with chairs. Tomorrow’s edition is booked for three pins or one hour. In the co-headliner, Hans Schmidt, world’s seventh-ranked heavyweight, opens a border campaign by taking on Don Curtis in a one-hour brawl. Curtis, in his last outing, overcame Sato in three pins and 20 minutes. A total of four matches will be offered on the Big Time Wrestling agenda.”

Tuesday, June 1, 1965 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) The Yankees defeated Indian Joe & Henry Piluso
2) Don Curtis defeated Hans Schmidt in three falls
3) Mike DiBiase defeated Jose Lothario in three falls

From the June 2 El Paso Herald-Post: “’The back-breaker hold is an effective grip, but it has one weakness.’ This was how Don Curtis, British Empire champ, explained his victory over Hans Schmidt in last night’s agenda at the Coliseum. The win brought an ovation from the fans, and topped a well-fought card. ‘The secret in wrecking Schmidt’s back-breaker is to get him off balance,’ Curtis pointed out. The German, in applying the grip, lifts a foe, upside down, to his shoulder. But Curtis kicked hard enough and toppled the German backwards, setting up a flashy concluding pin. The three-fall struggle lasted 33 minutes and 37 seconds. Iron Mike pounded Jose Lothario into submission after 34:45 of the companion event. But the end came when referee Jack Cain decided Lothario was injured too badly, and could not continue.”

From the June 2 El Paso Herald-Post: “A small mob of emotional ringside wrestling fans started to attack a referee at the Coliseum last night, until sheriff’s deputies hired to keep order moved in. One fan was allegedly slugged by the referee and later filed an assault charge against him. The fan, Lewis C. Pare, 32, 379 South Glenwood Street, said he and other fans became incensed because of an unfair decision.”

Tuesday, June 8, 1965 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Juan Garcia vs. Frank Sikes
2) Jose Lothario vs. Jerry Starr
3) Don Curtis vs. Iron Mike
4) The Yankees defeated The Russian Mongol & Indian Joe

From the June 12 El Paso Herald-Post: “After a relatively length absence, Dory Funk, Sr. will return to the El Paso wrestling arena to meet a foe who has become the ‘man to beat’. Funk will face Iron Mike DiBiase in the main event Tuesday at the Coliseum. In other matches, Bobby Lane takes on Indian Joe, the Mongol meets the Lawman, and the Mighty Yankees battle Jose Lothario and Juan Garcia.”

From the June 14 El Paso Herald-Post: “Kids love excitement and there’ll be plenty to go around on Sunday, June 20, when some of the world’s best wrestlers try out their best holds for charity. It’s all part of the big annual ‘Little Boy Blue and Sister Too’ celebration, an annual fun day for orphans and underprivileged children sponsored by the Downtown Optimist Club of El Paso. Guiding light of the event is Saul Kleinfeld, who has given time and effort to make the day a success for many years. Thousands of children are expected to attend the annual picnic in Washington Park and the wrestling matches in the Coliseum. Mr. Kleinfeld will referee. Presentation of the bouts was made possible through the courtesy of Ted Franco, El Paso wrestling promoter. The probable lineup for the show will feature Don Curtis, the sleeper hold expert, against Lou Thesz, champion of the world. It’s up to the spectators to decide who’s the ‘good guy’ and who’s the ‘villain’, and then cheer for the favorite. Next, a tag team match will be held between the ferocious Tolos brothers against Hans Schmidt of Germany and Iron Mike. The Great Lothario will take on Japan’s karate expert Sato, and anything can happen. The Lawman will be out to get Pat O’Connor, and Pedro Godoy promises to demolish Ricky Romero, but not if Romero can help it. Thousands of needy children from El Paso and Juarez, including orphans, are treated to hot dogs, swimming and a picnic in the park with all the trimmings by members of the Optimist Club. The picnic is traditionally, and appropriately, staged on Father’s Day.”

Tuesday, June 15, 1965 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Indian Joe defeated Bobby Lane
2) The Mongol defeated The Lawman
3) The Yankees defeated Jose Lothario & Juan Garcia in two straight falls
4) Dory Funk, Sr. fought Mike DiBiase to a double-CO in three falls

From the June 16 El Paso Herald-Post: “Dory Funk, Sr. and Mike DiBiase ended all even when the referee counted both wrestlers out of the ring in the main event at the Coliseum last night. Funk took the first fall with his spinning toe hold. DiBiase countered with a knee drop to take the second fall. In the third fall, both men continued to battle outside the ring until referee John Ussery was forced to count them out. The Yankees made it three straight by defeating the team of Jose Lothario and Juan Garcia in straight falls. Dory Funk attempted to come to the aid of Lothario, but it was too late, and the Yankees took it with head butts. The Mongol beat the Lawman easily with the famous head lock, and Indian Joe up-ended Bobby Lane in the opener.”

From the June 19 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Yankees, who have been ruling the tag team wrestling world in El Paso in past weeks, will have to contend with the combo of Dory Funk, Sr. and Jose Lothario in Tuesday night’s feature match in the Coliseum. John Tolos, the Golden Greek, will face a swift-moving Juan Garcia in the semi-final. The Mongol and Gene DuBois will get things underway.”

Sunday, June 20, 1965 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Pedro Godoy vs. Ricky Romero
2) The Lawman vs. Pat O’Connor
3) Jose Lothario vs. Sato
4) John Tolos & Chris Tolos vs. Mike DiBiase & Hans Schmidt
5) Lou Thesz vs. Don Curtis

Tuesday, June 22, 1965 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) The Mongol defeated Gene DuBois
2) John Tolos defeated Juan Garcia
3) The Yankees defeated Dory Funk, Sr. & Jose Lothario
4) Dory Funk, Sr. & Jose Lothario won a 10-man and a bear tag team Battle Royal

From the June 23 El Paso Herald-Post: “Dory Funk, Sr. and Jose Lothario came out second best with the Mighty Yankees in the main wrestling event last night at the Coliseum, but managed to recoup their losses and pick up $1,500 in the Battle Royal tag team match. The Yankees have taken every team they have faced in the mat ring since they began their campaign here several weeks ago. John Tolos scored a handy victory over Juan Garcia in the semi-final with the Atomic Drop. Tolos showed he has lost none of his well-known skill. The Mongol steamrollered over Gene DuBois in the opener, finally taking it with a headlock. Funk and Lothario managed to last out all other entrants, including the 650 pound bear, to win the tag team Battle Royal.”

From the June 29 El Paso Herald-Post: “Dory Funk, Sr. arrived early in El Paso for his wrestling match against John Tolos tonight at the Coliseum, just to give himself time to see his many area friends. Funk has been training hard in his Umbarger, Texas ranch to ready himself for the tough series of matches he has mapped out for himself in the near future. He wants to get past Tolos, because he must do that to be in line for the match that is dearest to his heart. He wants a Texas Death Match with Mike DiBiase, so badly that he has offered at $1,000 side bet to give DiBiase some extra incentive to get in the ring with him. But first he has to get past Tolos, and that may prove a good deal tougher than Funk thinks. Yankee No. 1 will be in the ring alone with Jose Lothario on the other half of the big double main event. His partner will be barred from ringside, and he will be searched by four patrons before the match starts. Three other great matches are on this all-star card tonight.”

Tuesday, June 29, 1965 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Paco Zamarripa fought Juan Garcia to a draw
2) Tim Woods defeated Joe Turco
3) Yankee #2 defeated Nick Roberts
4) Yankee #1 defeated Jose Lothario
5) Dory Funk, Sr. defeated John Tolos

From the June 30 El Paso Herald-Post: “Both Yankees finished on top in their matches at the Coliseum wrestling last night. Yankee No. 1 won his main event test with Jose Lothario, by outlasting the Mexican star in a hard fought battle. Yankee No.2 defeated his huge opponent Nick Roberts by sheer power in the semi-final. The two big men piled into each other from the opening bell, but the Yankee was just too much, and notched another victory. Dory Funk, Sr. won his match, and his long awaited Texas Death Match with Iron Mike. A soon as he had defeated John Tolos in the second half of the double main event, he signed in to meet DiBiase in a Death Match next Tuesday night here in El Paso. Tim Woods moved too quickly for Joe Turco, and turned him up on end with a cradle hold in their match tonight in a handy win. Paco Zamarripa and Juan Garcia wrestled to a draw in the opener.”

From the July 3 El Paso Herald-Post: “Texas Death Match rules will govern the main event at the Coliseum Tuesday night when Dory Funk, Sr. meets Iron Mike DiBiase, in the match that both fans have been demanding. Matchmaker Don Curtis has tried to discourage the match, because of the violence involved in Death Match competition, but Funk and DiBiase insisted. The semi-final match on the card brings into El Paso the U.S. Tag Team Champions, Eddie Graham and Sam Steamboat. They will be joining Jose Lothario in a six-man tag team match. Their opponents will be the two Mighty Yankees, and a newcomer to area wrestling, the Wrecker. Paco Zamarripa will be meeting Joe Turco in a 20-minute match, and there will be one other great match on this card.”

Tuesday, July 6, 1965 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Sam Steamboat fought unknown to a draw
2) Paco Zamarripa fought Joe Turco to a draw
3) Jose Lothario & Eddie Gilbert & Sam Steamboat defeated The Yankees & The Wrecker in three falls
4) Texas Death Match: Dory Funk, Sr. defeated Mike DiBiase

From the July 7 El Paso Herald-Post: “Dory Funk, Sr. came up with the winner in the Texas Death Match with Mike DiBiase at the Coliseum last night. He dropped Mike with a chair in the seventh fall of the match, and DiBiase was unable to answer after the 30 second rest. The team of Jose Lothario, Eddie Graham and Sam Steamboat managed to down the Yankees and their partner, the Wrecker, in three falls in the semi-final. Paco Zamarripa drew with Joe Turco, and Sam Steamboat went the distance with (??) in their 10-minute warm-up match.”

From the July 10 El Paso Herald-Post: “There will be no wrestling Tuesday at the Coliseum because of the ‘Campaign for Christ’ program which will be running all week. The next big matches will be held July 20 and will be headlined by tag team tournament action.”

Tuesday, July 20, 1965 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Dory Funk, Jr. & Ricky Romero won a 4-team tournament to win the vacant North American Tag Team Title (other participants: The Yankees, Mike DiBiase & Tarzan Tyler, Jose Lothario & Tim Woods)

From the July 27 El Paso Herald-Post: “Single matches are slated tonight at the Coliseum, when 10 wrestlers will go into action. Dory Funk, Jr. takes up a challenge from Iron Mike DiBiase in the main event. Tim Woods meets Tarzan Tyler in the semi-final. Ricky Romero, co-holder, along with Dory Jr., of the North American tag team title, gets in the ring with Jerry Starr of Salt Lake. Two powerful men will collide when Jose Lothario faces Klondike Bill, 360-pound Alaskan giant. Two women grapplers will meet in the opener. Penny Parker will take on Ann Casey.”

Tuesday, July 27, 1965 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Penny Parker vs. Ann Casey
2) Jose Lothario vs. Klondike Bill
3) Ricky Romero vs. Jerry Starr
4) Tim Woods vs. Tarzan Tyler
5) Dory Funk, Jr. vs. Mike DiBiase

From the July 30 El Paso Herald-Post: “Tarzan Tyler will be barefoot when he goes into the ring to wrestle Tuesday night at the Coliseum against Dory Funk, Jr. That was the way the contract read. Being unaccustomed to wrestling without shows, Tyler feels that he is suffering a major handicap. Ricky Romero, co-holder of the North American tag team title, will take on Klondike Bill, the 360 pound Alaskan. Tim Woods and the Mighty Yankee meet in a one fall encounter.”

From the August 3 El Paso Herald-Post: “Ricky Romero will try to keep together his impressive string of victories as he faces determined Klondike Bill in one of the featured wrestling matches tonight at the Coliseum. Tarzan Tyler will match Dory Funk, Jr., this time in a ‘Barefoot Match’. Tyler has agreed to wrestle without his shoes, which means his kicking ability will be nullified. The Yankee No. 1, a 320-pounder, will come up against the capable Tim Woods. The action gets underway with a four-man tag team match which includes some top Mexican wrestling talent.”

Tuesday, August 3, 1965 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Tim Woods vs. Yankee #1
2) Ricky Romero vs. Klondike Bill
3) Barefoot Match: Dory Funk, Jr. vs. Tarzan Tyler

From the August 7 El Paso Herald-Post: “Big Time Wrestling, a Ted Franco-Stanley Blackburn promotional team, has adjourned, and the matchmaker, Don Curtis, is returning to his home in Tampa, Fla. The group may resume matches in the fall. Curtis, a likeable ex-wrestler who came here to put on the matches, blamed hot weather and lack of air conditioning in the Coliseum as one reason for the failure of the game to click. He hopes to get a television deal with wrestling at Tampa and he said he may return to El Paso and try the mat game again here.”

From the August 30 El Paso Herald-Post: “Approval was given to a resolution by the Coliseum and Liberty Hall Board, granting a recess of eight weeks to wrestling promoters for the months of August and September.”

From the October 28 El Paso Herald-Post: “A wrestling promoter from Phoenix today submitted a proposal to County Commissioners Court, meeting in executive session, for leasing the Judging Arena on the Coliseum grounds for a weekly wrestling program, but ran into the hurdle of an existing wrestling contract that is inactive. The applicant for the new contract is Ernest Mohamed, representing Wrestling Promotions Inc. of Phoenix, which now conducts wrestling in Phoenix. Mr. Mohamed, represented before Commissioners Court by Atty. Sib Abraham, submitted a contract for a period of 26 weeks, and offering to pay the County $50 a week for the Judging Arena on Tuesday nights, or 10 per cent of the gross receipts, whichever is greater. County Judge Travis Johnson told the applicant that the County already is under contract with wrestling promoters for use of the Coliseum and prohibiting competition on the grounds, but that the wrestling program is dormant, and has been for some time. County Atty. Jack Fant suggested that the most practical solution of the problem would be to call a meeting with those holding the present contract and see if the contract could be vacated by mutual consent. Otherwise, he said the procedure would be to give the contract holders 30 days’ notice, and then hold a hearing on the issue preliminary to possibly ordering the contract cancelled. Mr. Fant and Judge Johnson indicated they believe the matter can be settled by common agreement with the present contract holders, and that early consideration can be given to the new proposal. Mr. Abraham said his client wants to test out the wrestling enterprise in the Judging Arena, with a television contract as well as paid attendance, and that if the prospects warrant it, the wrestling would be moved into the Coliseum, provided, of course, that the County goes along with this under an amended contract.”

From the November 1 El Paso Herald-Post: “Commissioners Court took up the matter of the wrestling contract now existing for the Coliseum and proposed at the Judging Arena on the Coliseum grounds. Atty. Jack Niland, representing Ted J. Franco of El Paso and Stanley Blackburn of Amarillo, who hold the inactive wrestling contract for the Coliseum, asked Commissioners Court to approve termination of that contract. The Court went on record as approving cancellation, contingent upon the signing of a new contract with Wrestling Promotions, Inc.”

From the November 4 El Paso Herald-Post: “Agreement was reached today between County Commissioners Court and Wrestling Promotions, Inc. of Phoenix regarding certain changes in the contract for weekly wrestling at the Judging Arena on the Coliseum grounds, with indications the contract will be approved next Monday, or possibly the following Monday. Commissioners Court, meeting in executive session, went along with County Atty. Jack Fant regarding changes in the proposed contract that would render the County exempt on any damage suits that might result from the wrestling programs, and otherwise provide terms that Mr. Fant recommended. Also, the promoters were directed to submit evidence that their corporation is licensed to do business in Texas. Terms of the contract as proposed call for wrestling bouts on Tuesday nights for a period of six months, with the possibility that events will be moved into the Coliseum, all depending upon whether attendance outgrows the Judging Arena capacity.”

From the November 13 El Paso Herald-Post: “Professional wrestling returns to El Paso in a big way, says Alan Dale, a new promoter. Weekly bouts will be held at the Coliseum Judging Arena, starting Tuesday. Dale said the best wrestlers available will be seen here. The main event Tuesday will pit Tito Montez against Chuck Karbo. Montez is well known throughout the world, having held a number of championships and currently a member of the western states tag team champions, with Ramon Torres as his partner. Torres also wrestles on the program Tuesday. His opponent is the Basque, Juan Sebastian. ‘I intend to brighten up the El Paso wrestling picture with all new faces,’ Dale said. ‘I will promise the public the best wrestling action ever seen in El Paso.’ Also wrestling Tuesday is the burly Alex Medina, a Texas who is ranked among the top 10 favorites in the nation. Medina will meet Frankie Cain from Boston, one of the country’s leading wrestlers. Another attractive bout will be between Mark Starr, Ricki Starr’s brother, and Tony Manos from Greece.”

From the November 15 El Paso Herald-Post: “County Commissioners Court today approved a contract with Ernest Mohamed for wrestling matches in the Judging Arena on the Coliseum grounds for a six-month period, matches to be held Tuesday nights and the County to be paid $75 a night. The original proposal called for the contract to be with Wrestling Promotions, Inc. of Phoenix, but that corporation is not licensed to do business in Texas, and the contract is made with Mr. Mohamed individually. He is an official of the company. The rental is to be $50 weekly for the Judging Arena building, and $25 weekly for the arena proper. That was necessary to cover a legal technicality. Wes Statton, manager of the Coliseum and grounds, said the promoters expect to start the wrestling programs tomorrow night.”

From the November 16 El Paso Herald-Post: “Tito Montez battles Chuck Karbo in the main attraction tonight in the wrestling card set for the El Paso Coliseum Judging Arena. Montez, well known for his speed and cleverness, goes against a 225-pounder with scientific roughness and aggressiveness for his tools. The semi-final event pits Frankie Cain of Boston against Texan Alex Medina in another two-out-of-three fall event. The special event has Ramon Torres against Juan Sebastian. Blas Corona meets Mark Starr of New York in the opener.”

Tuesday, November 16, 1965 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Blas Corona fought Mark Starr to a draw
2) Ramon Torres defeated Juan Sebastian in three falls
3) Frankie Cain defeated Alex Medica in three falls
4) Tito Montez defeated Chuck Karbo in two straight falls

From the November 17 El Paso Herald-Post: “Tito Montez took two straight falls from Chuck Karbo in the main event of the wrestling card held at the El Paso Coliseum Judging Arena last night. Frankie Cain took two of three from Alex Medina, as did Ramon Torres from Juan Sebastian. Blas Corona and Mark Starr fought to a 20-minute draw.”

From the November 20 El Paso Herald-Post: Western States tag team champions Ramon Torres and Tito Montez will battle in a non-title, two out of three falls match with Juan Sebastian and Frankie Cain in the El Paso Coliseum Judging Arena Tuesday. Arizona champion Alex Medina returns to action in the semi-final, engaging Mark Starr. Medina of Phoenix is a solid 220 pounder, while Starr of New York weighs in at 218. Two other bouts complete the program.”

From the November 23 El Paso Herald-Post: “The good guys, Ramon Torres and Tito Montez, meet the bad guys, Frankie Cain and Juan Sebastian, tonight in the El Paso Coliseum Judging Arena in the best two out of three fall highlight to a four match wrestling card. Montez and Torres are Western States tag team champions, but their title is not on the line in this match. Sebastian and Cain were censored back East for their rough tactics. Mark Starr tackles Alex Medina, Arizona state champion, in a best two falls out of three semi-final that has a one hour time limit. Two other bouts complete the card.”

Tuesday, November 23, 1965 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Frankie Cain defeated Ramon Torres
2) Tito Montez defeated Juan Sebastian
3) Alex Medina defeated Mark Starr in three falls
4) Tito Montez & Ramon Torres defeated Frankie Cain & Juan Sebastian in two straight falls

From the November 24 El Paso Herald-Post: “The good guys won in two falls last night in the featured tag team match between Ramon Torres and Tito Montez against Frankie Cain and Juan Sebastian. Torres and Montez, Western States tag team champs, didn’t allow their opponents to get a foothold in the non-title match in El Paso Coliseum Judging Arena. Alex Medina won two of three from Mark Starr in the semi-main event. In other matches, Montez whipped Sebastian and Cain stopped Torres in single pairings.”

From the November 26 El Paso Herald-Post: “Wrestling returns to El Paso tomorrow night with many new wrestlers seen for the first time, according to promoter Alan Dale. In a four bout card, a double main event presents Alex Medina, Arizona State champion, against Caesar Velasco and Tito Montez meeting Frankie Cain. In the semi-final match, Cisco Kid meets the Black Cat I and the opener has Gypsy Biviano battling Manuel Muniz. All of the bouts, held in the Coliseum Judging Arena, are the best two out of three falls.

Saturday, November 27, 1965 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Gypsy Biviano vs. Manuel Muniz
2) The Cisco Kid vs. Black Cat I
3) Caesar Velasco vs. Alex Medina
4) Tito Montez vs. Frankie Cain

From the November 30 El Paso Herald-Post: “Arizona state champion Alex Medina tackles Don ‘Bulldog’ Kent tonight in the main event of the wrestling card scheduled for the El Paso Coliseum Judging Arena. Mark Starr of New York faces Tito Montez of Mexico in the semi-final. A special event has Juan Sebastian against Blas Corona after Black Cat I goes against Manuel Muniz in the opening match.”

Tuesday, November 30, 1965 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Black Cat I vs. Manuel Muniz
2) Juan Sebastian vs. Blas Corona
3) Tito Montez vs. Mark Starr
4) Don Kent vs. Alex Medina

From the December 4 El Paso Herald-Post: “A three-bout wrestling card will be held at the Coliseum Judging Arena today. Paul Harrison faces Pico Heulio, Don (Bulldog) Kent meets Al Velasco, and Jimmy Ballard goes against Black Cat I.”

Saturday, December 4, 1965 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Jimmy Ballard vs. Black Cat I
2) Don Kent vs. Al Velasco
3) Paul Harrison vs. Pico Heulio

From the December 21 El Paso Herald-Post: “The proposed program of weekly wrestling in the Judging Arena on the Coliseum grounds folded before it started. County Commissioners Court yesterday cancelled the contract with Ernest Mohamed and Alan Dale for one night a week wrestling in the Judging Arena because the promoters failed to post a $4,000 performance bond as required in the contract. Commissioners Court authorized Wes Statton, manager of the Coliseum, to rent the Judging Arena to persons or organizations wanting it and who meet the rental terms. Mr. Mohamed first proposed to rent the arena in the name of Wrestling Promotions, Inc. of Phoenix, but the contract could not be made with an out-of-state corporation, and was made with the two individuals.”



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From the January 10 El Paso Herald-Post: “Renewed wrestling at the Coliseum is scheduled for official discussion. County Judge Colbert Coldwell yesterday addressed a memorandum to County Commissioners, saying Saul O. Paredes and Salvador Guerrero have been requested to ‘come to my office on Jan 12, at 9 a.m., to discuss leasing of the Coliseum on a commission basis for the sponsoring of wrestling matches.’ The memo added that Wes Statton, Coliseum manager, and Ben Powell, chairman of the Coliseum Board, have been asked to be present. The commissioners were told to invite any other persons they think should attend the meeting.”

From the April 20 El Paso Herald-Post: “Saul O. Paredes, longtime boxing and wrestling official in El Paso, will begin wrestling promotion on May 8 with a card at the El Paso Coliseum. He will be the promoter of the Southwestern Wrestling Assn. and plans to bring bouts to El Paso on a weekly basis. Most of his wrestlers will be heavyweights. Gory Guerrero, who formerly promoted wrestling here and engaged in matches, will help Paredes.”

From the April 28 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mysterious Medics, North American tag team champs, will headline to opening card presented by the newly formed International City Wrestling Club on May 8 in the Coliseum. Saul Paredes, promoter for the new grapple group, said that a complete slate of matches would be presented at the Coliseum every Monday featuring top names from the wrestling world. The sport has been missing from the El Paso scene for nearly two and a half years. Paredes, prominently identified with both wrestling and boxing on both sides of the Rio Grande for over 30 years, said that he been busy contacting the game’s top attractions for several months, and that he is assured of matches here featuring such names as Gene Kiniski of Montreal, world heavyweight champion; Danny Hodge, junior heavyweight champion of the world; Dick Steinborn, North American heavyweight champion; Dandy Dan Miller, the ex-collegiate champ; and many others. Also on hand on a regular basis will be Gory Guerrero of El Paso, world light heavyweight champion. The new El Paso wrestling promoter said he hopes to make it a double main event with Guerrero putting his belt on the line against a top challenger.”

Monday, May 8, 1967 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX – 1,800
1) Silento Rodriguez defeated Ed Sharpe via DQ
2) Juan Garcia defeated Nick Roberts
3) North American Tag Team Champions The Medics defeated Chief Little Eagle & Jerry Kozak
4) World Light Heavyweight Champion Gory Guerrero fought Jack King to a double-DQ in three falls

From the May 9 El Paso Herald-Post: “Promoter Saul Paredes today announced arrangements for a rematch between world light heavyweight wrestling champion Gory Guerrero and challenger Jack King following the disputed disqualification of both grapplers last night at the Coliseum with Guerrero’s belt at stake. The pair had exchanged falls in the two out of three fray when King tossed an illegal punch which floored Guerrero and opened a gash over his right eye. The action then adjourned into a brawl outside the ring and both combatants were disqualified for refusing to return to the ring. In a companion championship match, the Medics retained their North American tag team championship by measuring Chief Little Eagle and Jerry Kozak. Juan Garcia put a three count on Nick Roberts in a one fall affair, and Silento Rodriguez got the nod when Gentleman Ed Sharpe was disqualified for illegal tactics in a scheduled one-faller. Promoter Paredes reported that the opening night crowd at the Coliseum numbered some 1,800 fans. He said that he plans to stage weekly cards on a regular basis.”

From the May 9 El Paso Herald-Post: “The International Wrestling Club will feature a four match card in the Guadalajara Arena, 806 Texas Avenue today. Cuban Bear wrestles Green Thunder in the main event for two out of three falls in a one hour limit. Dr. Moto will face Roman Tiger in a semi-final event, while Duende Azul and Oscar Bustamante will tangle in a special event.”

Monday, May 15, 1967 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Kay Noble defeated Pat Howard
2) Elimination Match: The Medics & Bobby Duncum defeated Silento Rodriguez & Chief Little Eagle & Jerry Kozak
3) World Light Heavyweight Champion Gory Guerrero defeated Jack King

From the May 16 El Paso Herald-Post: “The rematch between Gory Guerrero and Jack King in the International City Wrestling Club’s card at the Coliseum last night resulted in a quick decision for Guerrero when King was belted out of the ring and was unable to continue. Fans were both pleased because local hero Guerrero, world light heavyweight champion, won the match, and displeased because it only lasted 10 minutes. Promoter Saul Paredes reported that King was taken to Thomason General Hospital where he had three stitches taken in his nose and was reported to have a concussion. In the companion main event, the tag team trio of the Medics and Bobby Duncum defeated Silento Rodriguez, Chief Little Eagle and Jerry Kozak. Rules called for a grappler from either team to adjourn to the dressing room if he suffered a fall or a submission. Rodriguez was the first to go when a Medic applied a neck stretch submission hold. He was counted out when Little Eagle caught him coming off the ropes with a forearm smash to the throat. Little Eagle succumbed a few minutes later when one of the Medics caught him with a flying knew in the small of the back. Kozak was then able to dispose of one of the Medics with an abdominal stretch give-up hold before falling victim to some switching tactics unobserved by the referee. In a preliminary bout, local girl grappler Pat Howard was rubbed out in short order by Kay Noble, recognized as Texas Women’s Champ.”

From the May 19 El Paso Herald-Post: “Gory Guerrero and Jerry Kozak have been teamed in a continuing effort by International City Wrestling Club promoter Saul Paredes to come up with a combination capable of putting down the Medics, North American tag team champs. The Guerrero-Kozak duo will tangle with the Medics as the two out of three one-hour time limit headliner in Paredes’ weekly card Monday in the Coliseum. In semi-final action, scheduled for two out of three falls with a 45 minute time limit, Dandy Dan Miller will go against Chief Little Eagle. A special one fall 20 minute bout will pit Jack King against Silento Rodriguez. King was hauled to Thomason General Hospital for treatment of a slight concussion and some nose stitching last Monday as the result of some extra-curricular activity between he and Guerrero. A battle of behemoths will be featured in the curtain raiser. Big Nick Roberts of Lubbock will match his 270 pounds against the 285 pound bulk of Bob Duncum, the ex-footballer from West Texas State.”

Monday, May 22, 1967 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Nick Roberts vs. Bobby Duncum
2) Jack King vs. Silento Rodriguez
3) Dan Miller vs. Chief Little Eagle
4) North American Tag Team Champions The Medics vs. Gory Guerrero & Jerry Kozak

From the May 26 El Paso Herald-Post: “In his continuing search to find a partner who can help him beat the Medics, Jerry Kozak has teamed with Bearcat Wright, the six foot eight 275 pound mound of meanness wrestling out of Amarillo, for a Monday night encounter with the masked North American tag team champs. The match, scheduled for two out three with a one hour time limit, will be the top half of a double main event on promoter Saul Paredes’ weekly card at the Coliseum Monday. Kozak has already tried the Medics in partnership with Chief Little Eagle, and then with Gory Guerrero. If his attempt with Bearcat Wright fails, the Canadian golden boy is already talking about bringing his brother down from the north for yet another try. The co-main feature will re-match Guerrero and Jack King in a lumberjack-style contest set for 60 minutes or two falls. In the lumberjack style of grappling, eight stalwart wrestlers will be stationed on the floor around the ring and will immediately trap and toss either wrestler who tries to leave back in the arena. Dandy Dan Miller of Columbus, Ohio, goes with Silento Rodriguez of Torreon in a one-fall 20-minute semi-final, and the card is rounded out with king-sized Bob Duncum and Ray Duran of Mexico mixing it up in a one-fall 15-minute opener.”

Monday, May 29, 1967 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Dan Miller defeated Silento Rodriguez
2) Bobby Duncum defeated Ray Duran
3) North American Tag Team Champions The Medics defeated Jerry Kozak & Bearcat Wright in three falls
4) Lumberjack Match: Gory Guerrero defeated Jack King via DQ in three falls

From the May 30 El Paso Herald-Post: “An irate fan caught one of the Medics with a flying folding metal chair to clix a wild night of action at International City Wrestling Club’s weekly card last night at the Coliseum. The impromptu action took place during the main event between Gory Guerrero and Jack King, who also serves as the Medic’s manager. The match was a ‘lumberjack’ affair which called for eight wrestlers to be stationed around the ring to make sure neither grappler left. One of the Medics jumped to the ring apron and belted Guerrero with a chair over the head while the referee was overseeing one of King’s frequent returns to the ring. At this point, a fan hurled a well-aimed chair at the offending Medic which caught him on top of the head, ripped a hole in his leather head mask which is the Medics’ trademark, and inflicted a gash which required seven stitches at Thomason General Hospital. King had taken the first fall in the match with a knee lift to the chest and a body press, and Guerrero had retaliated by opening a cut over King’s eye and pressing him while he was groggy. Referee Juan Garcia disqualified King and awarded the match to Guerrero when he discovered the Medics’ chair wielding caper. In semi-final action, the Medics were teamed against Jerry Kozak and big Bearcat Wright. The masked duo took the first fall when Kozak stunned himself while missing a vigorous dropkick, and then the match was evened when Wright caught a Medic coming off the ropes with a sweeping forearm to the breadbasket. The Medics finally wore Kozak down and took the third fall when Wright repeatedly refused Kozak’s tag attempt. In preliminary action, big Bobby Duncum flattened Ray Duran with a karate chop to the throat, and Dandy Dan Miller immobilized Silento Rodriguez with an airplane spin and a body slam. Promoter Saul Paredes announced that Jerry Kozak’s brother, Nick, will come down from Canada next week to join Jerry in his quest for a victory over the elusive Medics. The North American tag team championship, now held by the Medics, will be at stake.”

Tuesday, May 30, 1967 – Coliseum – Las Cruces, NM
1) Paul Harrison vs. Juan Garcia
2) Jerry Kozak & Jack King vs. Silento Rodriguez & Bobby Duncum
3) Gory Guerrero vs. Dan Miller

From the June 2 El Paso Herald-Post: “Nick Kozak makes the trek down from Canada this week to join his brother Jerry in a fraternal assault on the North American tag team championship now owned by the Medics. The fray, sanctioned as a championship affair by both the American Wrestling Alliance and the American Wrestling Assn., will headline International City Wrestling Club’s weekly card Monday in the Coliseum. A special challenge match pitting Negro giant Bearcat Wright against Dandy Dan Miller will occupy the semi-final position on the card. Another tag team bout will send newcomer Mad Dog Maurice of Canada and Bobby Duncum against Gory Guerrero and Dory Funk, Jr. Opening action will feature hapless Jack King and Ray Duran in a one-fall match.”

Monday, June 5, 1967 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Jack King vs. Ray Duran
2) Mad Dog Maurice & Bobby Duncum vs. Gory Guerrero & Dory Funk, Jr.
3) Bearcat Wright vs. Dan Miller
4) Jerry Kozak & Nick Kozak defeated Medic #? & Jack King

From the June 6 El Paso Herald-Post: “The North American tag team championship belts ostensibly won by the Canadian Kozak brothers last night at the Coliseum have been temporarily put in limbo by El Paso wrestling commissioner Bob Kessel and pending rulings by the American Wrestling Assn. and the American Wrestling Alliance. The Kozak’s championship bout with the defending champion Medics had been sanctioned in El Paso last night, but one of the Medics was unable to get here because of injuries received in Albuquerque Sunday night. Jack King, manager of the Medics, substituted for the hurt half of the duo, and the Kozaks proceeded to clean up on the patchwork defenders. Brother Nick Kozak took the first fall over the Medics with an abdominal stretch, and was subsequently flattened by the same opponent with a flying knee lift and press. Third and deciding fall went to the Kozacs with Jerry putting a beautifully executed Olympic roll on the hapless King. The dispute over who now owns the belts is in the hands of the two sanctioning bodies. Promoter Saul Paredes announced that the Alaskan, ‘the biggest man from the biggest state’ would be in El Paso next week.”

From the June 9 El Paso Herald-Post: “Five bouts climaxed by a ‘Strap Match’ between Gory Guerrero and Jack King, have been scheduled by International City Wrestling Club for its regular Monday night card in the Coliseum. Promoter Saul Paredes said that this will be the first strap match ever held in El Paso. It involved the two combatants being tethered together by the wrists ay the ends of an eight-foot leather strap. Paredes said that there would be no disqualification rules in effect, and that the bout would progress until one or the other of the two grapplers was finished for a clean three-count pin. A battle of main mountains is scheduled as the semi-final event with Bearcat Wright, who stands 6 feet eight inches and weighs 275 pounds, going against the Alaskan, a 6-foot seven-inch 265-pound newcomer to the border wrestling scene. The fray is scheduled for two of three falls with a one-hour time limit.”

Monday, June 12, 1967 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Mad Dog Maurice defeated Al Torres
2) Jerry Kozak defeated Silento Rodriguez
3) Medic #1 defeated Harley Race
4) Bearcat Wright defeated The Alaskan in three falls
5) Strap Match: Gory Guerrero fought Jack King to a no contest

From the June 13 El Paso Herald-Post: “A Russian Roulette gang brawl with 10 wrestlers starting will be the featured event next week of the International City Wrestling Club card in the Coliseum, according to promoter Saul Paredes. The Wrestlers are eliminated by being tossed over the top rope with the last remaining wrestler winning a $1,000 pot. Gory Guerrero and Jack King were both hauled semi-conscious to their dressing rooms following an inconclusive finish of their main event match last night. The pair, battling while tethered together by the wrists at each end of an eight-foot leather strap, inflicted bloody damage to each other, but neither effected a clean fall. Referee Juan Garcia counted both out of action following some 30 minutes. Harley Race of Minneapolis, half owner of the world tag team title, pummeled Medic No. 1 all the way to the dressing room after the Medic had beaten him in a special one-fall fray. In the only two out of three match of the night, big Bearcat Wright continued his winning, if unorthodox, ways by dropping the Alaskan with a head butt and then coming back quickly with a cradle hold. Jerry Kozak and Silento Rodriguez showed the crowd some quick wrestling in the second match. Kozak finally beat Silento with an Olympic roll. Opening action saw Mad Dog Maurice stopping Al Torres with a knee lift.”

From the June 15 El Paso Herald-Post: “Bobby Duncum is a bad guy who looks like a good guy. Duncum is a 6-foot 4-inch youngster who has been wrestling professionally for the past six months while waiting to report to the St. Louis football training camp next month. He has the clean, blond crew-cut looks of the All-American boy, but his relative inexperience in the tough world of professional wrestling has caused him to call on his overpowering bulk and strength in place of polish or finesse. Thus, his ring tactics are based on brute strength coupled with a ‘win any way you can’ philosophy. This automatically makes hima bad guy with wrestling fans. Bobby, a veteran of the West Texas State football team, was selected as a 13th round draft pick by the St. Louis Cardinals. He played both offense and defense at West Texas, and has been tabbed as an offensive guard professionally. Duncum will be seen in action in Monday’s International City Wrestling Club weekly card at the Coliseum. He is scheduled to go against veteran Cowboy Bon Ellis who is no shrimp himself at 258 pounds. Promoter Saul Paredes is also planning to present a Russian Roulette match with 12 grapplers in the ring at once with the object being to evict contestants over the top rope until only one remains.”

Monday, June 19, 1967 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX – 2,259
1) Jerry Kozak fought The Alaskan to a draw
2) Bob Ellis defeated Bobby Duncum
3) Dory Funk, Jr. fought Bearcat Wright to a draw
4) Elimination Match: The Medics & The Alaskan defeated Al Torres & Jerry Kozak & Gory Guerrero
5) The Medics co-won a 12-man Battle Royal (other participants: The Alaskan, Bobby Duncum, Bob Ellis, Dory Funk, Jr., Juan Garcia, Gory Guerrero, Jack King, Jerry Kozak, Al Torres, Bearcat Wright)

From the June 20 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Medics made a big night of it at the Coliseum while three uniformed policemen were throwing out a spectator who wanted to whip one wrestler. They teamed with the Alaskan to down Al Torres, Jerry Kozak and Gory Guerrero in an elimination tag team fray, and then came back later to take the $1,500 prize in a 12-man free-for-all. Chuy DeLao, an adamant fan who thinks big, ripped off his shirt and went after 265 pound Bearcat Wright. Then the gendarmes stepped in and showed the spectator to the Coliseum exit. Dory Funk, Jr., who reigns as North American heavyweight champion, could do no better than a draw with Bearcat Wright, the 6-foot 8-inch 265-pound Negro who is proving one of the toughest competitors on the Southwestern wrestling circuit. In preliminary action, Cowboy Bob Ellis flattened Bobby Duncum with a flying knee lift, and Jerry Kozak and the Alaskan came to a draw, although Kozak was punishing his opponent with a vice-like toe hold when time ran out. Promoter Sauk Paredes of International City Wrestling Club said that official attendance for the event was 2,259.”

From the June 26 El Paso Herald-Post: “World tag team champions Larry Hennig and Harley Race of Minneapolis defend their title against the Medics in the main event of International City Wrestling Club’s weekly card tonight in the Coliseum. Although the world tag team bout is billed as the feature attraction of tonight’s action, there will be three other championship frays to constitute one of the strongest grapple bills ever assembled, according to promoter Saul Paredes. Gory Guerrero’s world light heavyweight title will be risked against Jerry Kozak; Dory Funk, Jr., owner of the North American heavyweight crown will go against Thunderbolt Patterson with the belt at stake; and glamorous Kay Noble, champ of the Texas distaff manglers, will give Pat Howard of El Paso a chance at her title. The three championship bouts involving men are all two of three falls with a one hour time limit, and the girls will go one fall to a finish. A one-fall warm-up match will send Jack King against Al Torres.”

Monday, June 26, 1967 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX – 3,100
1) Jack Cain defeated Alberto Torres
2) Texas Women's Champion Kay Noble defeated Pat Howard
3) North American Heavyweight Champion Dory Funk, Jr. defeated Thunderbolt Patterson
4) World Light Heavyweight Champion Gory Guerrero defeated Jerry Kozak
5) World Tag Team Champions Larry Hennig & Harley Race defeated The Medics

From the June 27 El Paso Herald-Post: “Not only did the Medics lose in their attempt to dethrone world tag team champs Larry Hennig and Harley Race, they also lost to each other in the headline match of International City Wrestling Club’s weekly card last night at the Coliseum. Over 3,100 fans roared thunderously as the Medics engaged in some post-bout slugging with each claiming the other was responsible for blowing their long-sought try at the tag team title. Promoter Saul Paredes announced early Tuesday morning that he was trying to arrange a match between the masked partners for next Monday night with the loser to shed his leather headpiece in center ring. Gory Guerrero successfully defended his world light heavyweight championship in semi-final action with he and Jerry Kozak putting on one of the finest displays of classic seen in El Paso in a long time. In two other title bouts, Dory Funk, Jr. used his patented spinning toe hold to do away with challenger Thunderbolt Patterson, and Texas Women’s champ Kay Noble displayed traces of being an arch villainess as she pummeled both the referee and her adversary, Pat Howard into submission. A one-fall warm-up between Jack King and Al Torres went to King.”

From the June 30 El Paso Herald-Post: “Three new faces, Kinji Shibuya, Duke Miller and Francisco Rios, will be introduced to border grappling fans ay International City Wrestling Club’s regular weekly matches Monday in the Coliseum. Shibuya is a 250-pound Japanese import who is a karate expert and uses the ancient and deadly fighting technique to wreak havoc with opponents. He will join big Bobby Duncum in a special tag team encounter against Dory Funk, Jr. and Gory Guerrero. Miller, hailing from Chicago, will be pitted against Rios, one of Mexico’s hottest mat attractions. Other scheduled action will send the erstwhile Medics against each other in what has been billed as a mask match with the loser pledged to remove his mask in center ring. Also, Cowboy Bob Ellis and the Alaskan have been paired, at their request, in a Texas death match with the loser required to leave the state. Special rules allow no disqualification, no time limit, and falls do not count. The bout progresses until one or the other is unable to continue.”

From the July 3 El Paso Herald-Post: “International City Wrestling Club promoter Saul Paredes today said the scheduled match between Cowboy Bob Ellis and the Alaskan at the Coliseum has been cancelled due to an altercation between the two last night in Albuquerque in which Ellis was injured and put out of action for several weeks. Paredes said that Dory Funk, Jr. would take Ellis’ place against the Alaskan here tonight, and that Dory Funk, Sr. would take his son’s place with Gory Guerrero in a tag team fray against Kinji Shibuya and Bobby Duncum. The rest of tonight’s card remains the same with the Medics scheduled to go against each other with the loser’s mask at stake in the main event, and Duke Miller fighting Francisco Rios in the curtain raiser.”

Monday, July 3, 1967 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX – 3,500
1) Duke Miller defeated Francisco Rios
2) Dory Funk, Sr. & Gory Guerrero defeated Kinji Shibuya & Bobby Duncum
3) Texas Death Match: Dory Funk, Jr. defeated The Alaskan
4) Mask vs. Mask: Medic #1 defeated Medic #2

From the July 4 El Paso Herald-Post: “The fate of Medic No. 2, who turned out to be Alvaro Velasco of Guadalajara, may be to suffer a greater anonymity now that he is known than when he held grapple fans spellbound behind his white mask. No. 2 unmasked at center ring before 3,500 fans as the highlight of last night’s International City Wrestling Club’s weekly card at the Coliseum. The unmasking was the penalty for losing to Medic No. 1 whose identity still remains a mystery. The erstwhile partners had exchanged the first two falls in the two of three encounter when No. 1 finished it with a well-directed knee drop off the top rope, and the unmasking followed. In co-main action, Dory Funk, Jr. outlasted the Alaskan in a battle in which falls did not count, only endurance. The man from up north had taken Funk with a claw hold, and then a KO punch when Junior turned the tide with a flying knee drop. He followed with a series of body slams, and the huge Alaskan couldn’t answer the 10-second call. Newcomer Kinji Shibuya dropped both Gory Guerrero and Dory Funk, Sr. with a vicious karate attack, but it was too late, since the Funk-Guerrero duo had already gained the nod in the one fall tag team fray with Funk’s spinning toe hold over Bobby Duncum, Shibuya’s partner. Opening action saw Duke Miller stop Francisco Rios with an atomic drop.”

From the July 8 El Paso Herald-Post: “Former Medic No. 2 Alvaro Velasco of Guadalajara will be making the ring wars unmasked and solo from now on, and his former partner , still unidentified, has departed for parts unknown. Velasco forfeited his mask when he lost to his ex-tag team partner in the main event of International City Wrestling Club’s card last week. In next week’s bouts, Velasco will be going against Mad Dog Maurice of Hollywood, the pretty boy with a nasty temper. At the head of the card will be Dory Funk, Jr. and Kinji Shibuya, the Japanese karate expert who recently wrestled Funk’s North American heavyweight title from him. The belt will not be at stake in this one, but Funk has a long series of scores to even with the Oriental. Gory Guerrero and Jack King will settle their long-standing differences in a $1,000 bond match. Each grappler will put up a $500 bond with forfeiture declared the first time either uses his fists or any other illegal tactics. Past meetings between the two have always resulted in slugging donnybrooks. In other action, 300-pound Big Bad John, being touted as the most likely successor to Gene Kiniski’s world heavyweight title, will meet Rapid Ricky Romero, and Francisco Rios goes against Big Nick Roberts.”

Monday, July 10, 1967 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Nick Roberts defeated Francisco Rios
2) Ricky Romero defeated Big Bad John
3) Alvaro Velasco defeated Mad Dog Maurice
4) Gory Guerrero defeated Jack King in three falls
5) Kinji Shibuya defeated Dory Funk, Jr. via DQ in three falls

From the July 11 El Paso Herald-Post: “Dory Funk, Jr. today faced possible recriminations from the National Wrestling Alliance as a result of a kayo punch he threw at referee Ken Ramey following his disqualification in last night’s main event grapple bout at the Coliseum. Funk was paired against Kinji Shibuya, who had taken the first fall with an illegal but undetected karate blow. Upon recovery, Funk launched a wild free swinging attack on Shibuya and succeeded in dropping him for the count. Referee Ramey, unable to curb Funk’s attack, disqualified him. When the announcement was made, Funk channeled his energies against the slender arbitrator with the resulting kayo. Semi-final action saw Gory Guerrero take two of three falls from Jack King in a match which was kept relatively clean because of the efforts of Ramey and the fact that both wrestlers had posted $500 bonds which either would forfeit upon execution of a foul or illegal tactic. In other action, Alvaro Velasco stopped Mad Dog Maurice, Ricky Romero downed Big Bad John, and Nick Roberts pinned Francisco Rios. Promoter Saul Paredes announced that next Monday’s card would feature all tag teams in a tournament designed to produce a North American tag team champion.”

From the July 14 El Paso Herald-Post: “Kinji Shibuya’s North American heavyweight title goes in jeopardy as the Japanese karate expert faces Dory Funk, Jr. in main event action in International City Wrestling Club’s weekly card Monday in the Coliseum. Funk is an ex-owner of the title. He lost it to Shibuya recently, and came out on the short end of a non-title tussle with the bulky Oriental last week. Promoter Saul Paredes said that special permission had been received from the National Wrestling Alliance for Funk to wear a protective leather collar since rules and referees seem unable to dissuade Shibuya from using illegal karate blows. Other action for the evening will involve a tag team tournament to decide the vacant North American tag team championship. The lineup will include Gory Guerrero and Ricky Romero against Duke Miller and Big Nick Roberts, and Medic No. 1 and Jack King against Jerry Kozak and Luis Hernandez. These bouts will be one fall to a finish, and the winning duos will be paired in a two of three match for the trophy.”

Monday, July 17, 1967 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Medic #1 & Jack King defeated Jerry Kozak & Luis Hernandez
2) Gory Guerrero & Ricky Romero vs. Duke Miller & Nick Roberts
3) Medic #1 & Jack King defeated unknown & unknown to win the vacant North American Heavyweight Title
4) Dory Funk, Jr. defeated North American Heavyweight Champion Kinji Shibuya via DQ in three falls

From the July 18 El Paso Herald-Post: “Dory Funk, Sr. will journey to El Paso Monday on a mission of filial retribution, namely, to take on Kinji Shibuya at the weekly mat matches presented by International City Wrestling Club. Promoter Saul Paredes made the announcement during last night’s action following a near maiming of Dory Funk, Jr. at the hands of Shibuya in main event action. Funk junior and the Japanese import were going at it with the North American heavyweight title at stake, and the match was split with a fall apiece when Shibuya caught Funk with an illegal karate blow to the throat. The bout was awarded to Funk via disqualification, but it was of small consolation at the moment. Funk was hauled from the Coliseum by an El Paso Ambulance Co. crew.”

From the July 21 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Medic and his new tag team sidekick, Jack ‘Dr.’ King, will risk their North American tag team championship against Jerry Kozak and Ricky Romero in the co-main feature of International City Wrestling Club’s regular weekly card Monday in the Coliseum. King blossomed forth last week as the Medic’s new partner dressed in the traditional white leg tights and trunks made famous by the Medics. Instead of a complete white leather head mask, he wore a snood with the face open which made him look more like Popeye’s nephew Sweetpea than the champion wrestler he actually is. The co-main event will send Dory Funk, Sr. against North American heavyweight champion Kinji Shibuya with the survival of the Funk legend at stake. Gory Guerrero and Duke Miller will meet in a special one-fall preliminary, and Francisco Rios will meet Joe Turco in the first action of the night.”

Monday, July 24, 1967 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Joe Turco defeated Francisco Rios
2) Gory Guerrero defeated Duke Miller
3) Ricky Romero & Jerry Kozak defeated North American Tag Team Champions The Medic & Jack King via DQ in three falls
4) Texas Death Match: Kinji Shibuya defeated Dory Funk, Sr.

From the July 25 El Paso Herald-Post: “Dandy Dan Miller, who was an intercollegiate wrestling champ during his days at Ohio State, will take up where the Funks left off in International City Wrestling Club promoter Saul Paredes’ continuing quest to unhorse Kinji Shibuya. Shibuya recovered from three punishing falls last night at the Coliseum before some 4,500 fans to come back and demobilize Dory Funk, Sr. with a series of karate swipes. Texas Death match rules had been invoked for the fray, and anything went until one or the other was unable to continue. Funk senior had requested the match following Shibuya’s complete dismantling of Dory Funk, Jr. last week. Paredes announced that Miller, who spent some time in the hospital and has been out of action for two months as a result of a match with Shibuya, has sent word he is now ready and wants a rematch with the Oriental. They will meet here next Monday night. Jack (Dr.) King and the Medic were wheeling along at more than break even pace against Jerry Kozak and Ricky Romero in a tag team fray preceding the main event when they were disqualified for flagrant rule violation. Two one-fall warm-up bouts saw Gory Guerrero stop Duke Miller and colorful newcomer Joe Turco drop Francisco Rios for the count.”

From the July 28 El Paso Herald-Post: “What turned out to be a wild, brawling tag team match fraught with illegal both inside and outside the ring last Monday night will be re-run as two single encounters in headline action in this coming Monday’s regular mat card in the Coliseum. The tag teams were composed of Jack (Dr.) King and the Medic on one side, and Jerry Kozak and Ricky Romero on the other. They will be split up Monday with Kozak taking on King, and Romero tackling the Medic in one of his rare solo appearances. The latter pair will go two out of three falls with a 45 minute, and the Kozak-King affair is one fall or 20 minutes. In co-main action, Dandy Dam Miller will return to the mat wars with a natural enough vengeance as he meets Kinji Shibuya in a scheduled two-of-three one-hour limit bout. Action for the evening will get underway with a tag team fray pitting Gory Guerrero and Luis Hernandez against Joe Turco and Paul Harrison.”

Monday, July 31, 1967 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX – 3,100
1) Gory Guerrero & Luis Hernandez defeated Joe Turco & Paul Harrison
2) Jerry Kozak fought Jack King to a draw
3) Ricky Romero defeated The Medic in three falls
4) Kinji Shibuya defeated Dan Miller in three falls

From the August 1 El Paso Herald-Post: “Girl grapplers will be in the border wrestling spotlight next Monday night. International City Wrestling Club promoter Saul Paredes announced the scheduled appearance of nationally prominent distaff brawlers Toni Rose and Donna Reno following action in last night’s weekly card at the Coliseum which saw Kinji Shibuya keep his El Paso victory record intact. Shibuya reversed the props on an airplane spin being administered by Dandy Dan Miller by using referee Francisco Rios to trip Miller up. The three of them landed in a heap and Shibuya railed on top of Dandy Dan for the pin and the match. They had split the first two falls, Shibuya with a knee lift and Miller with another airplane spin which didn’t miss the landing strip. Semi-final action saw Ricky Romero take two of three from the Medic in audience involvement action which roamed the length and breadth of the Coliseum. Jerry Kozak and Jack (Dr.) King brawled to a draw, and an opening tag team fray pitting Gory Guerrero and Luis Hernandez against Joe Turco and Paul Harrison saw Guerrero decommission Harrison with a Mexican flip. Some 3,100 fans were on hand for the action.”

From the August 5 El Paso Herald-Post: “Rapid Ricky Romero and Thunderbolt Patterson will clash in the top half of a double main event card being dished up by International City Wrestling Club promoter Saul Paredes Monday in the Coliseum. Romero, who remains undefeated in El Paso, will suffer his severest local test at the hands of the swashbuckling Patterson who grew up in the triple tough Watts section of Los Angeles. The two are scheduled to go two of three falls with a one-hour time limit. The under-half of the double main will see the Medics and Jack ‘Dr.’ King risking their North American tag team championship against the bouncing Funk brothers, Dory Jr. and Terry. The bout has been sanctioned by the National Wrestling Alliance. Luis Hernandez will meet Joe Turco, the colorful Italian, in a special one-fall warm-up event, and the gals will go at it in the curtain raiser with Toni Rose of Ft. Wayne, Ind. tangling with Donna Reno of Harrisburg, Pa.”

Monday, August 7, 1967 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Luis Hernandez defeated Joe Turco
2) Donna Reno defeated Toni Rose
3) Ricky Romero defeated Earl Maynard in three falls
4) North American Tag Team Champions The Medic & Jack King fought Dory Funk, Jr. & Terry Funk to a draw in three falls

From the August 8 El Paso Herald-Post: “International City Wrestling Club promoter Saul Paredes today was working out details of a rematch between the Funk brothers and Jack King and the Medic for the North American tag team championship with an extended or no time limit provision. Paredes is taking the action following last night’s inconclusive meeting between the two teams which resulted in a draw when the one-hour time limit was reached with the Funks well on their way to dethroning King and the Medic. They had split a pair of falls with Dory Jr. getting a yield from King with a spinning toe hold, and the Medic stopping the junior Funk with a sleeper. In co-main, Earl Maynard, subbing for Thunderbolt Patterson who showed up with a broken hand, came close to stopping Ricky Romero’s undefeated border record. Rapid Ricky, however, came through with a tough jack knife hold when the chips were down to pull off a win. A special gal grappler event saw Donna Reno stop Toni Rose with a dazzling airplane spin and a slam. A one-fall opener was taken by Luis Hernandez over Joe Turco.”

From the August 12 El Paso Herald-Post: “Two 100-pound class midgets will be a feature attraction of International City Wrestling Club’s weekly card Monday in the Coliseum. The mighty mites, both appearing on the border for the first time, are Fuzzy Cupid from the Canadian north country, and Little Beaver from Chickasaw, Okla. No time limit has been established for the wee wrestlers, and they will go one fall to a finish. Main event action will be a rematch between the duo of the Medic and Jack King, North American tag team champs, who again face the Funk brothers, Dory Jr. and Terry, with the belts at stake. The same teams met last Monday with a draw being declared when time ran out with each team owning one fall. Also, action in the ring was disrupted repeatedly by illegal entries by resting team members. Promoter Saul Paredes has taken action to see that a more conclusive result is forthcoming this week. He has extended the time limit to 90 minutes, and he will have special cages in each corner to contain the partner and keep him out of action until a legal tag is made. In other important action, Ricky Romero and Kinji Shibuya, both undefeated so far in El Paso, will meet in a two of three fray with the winner slated to meet Gene Kiniski for the world heavyweight championship here next week. A warm-up bout will send Dandy Dan Miller against Luis Hernandez.”

Monday, August 14, 1967 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX – 4,100
1) Dan Miller fought Luis Hernandez to a draw
2) Little Beaver defeated Fuzzy Cupid
3) Dory Funk, Jr. & Terry Funk defeated North American Tag Team Champions The Medic & Jack King via DQ in three falls
4) Ricky Romero defeated Kinji Shibuya in three falls

From the August 15 El Paso Herald-Post: “Rapid Ricky Romero earned the dubious right to make a grab for the world heavyweight championship belt now worn by Gene Kiniski as he downed Kinji Shibuya in the main event of last night’s International City Wrestling Club card at the Coliseum. Promoter Saul Paredes said that Kiniski will journey to the border to face Romero in a special card next Monday. Site of the encounter will be Dudley Field, rather than the Coliseum. Romero’s clamor for a shot at the title has been growing progressively louder as he continued with an undefeated record week after week. Shibuya also claimed a chance at Kiniski’s title was rightfully his based on his own long string of victories. Paredes matched the claimants after contacting Kiniski and securing an agreement to meet the winner here in El Paso. Romero and Shibuya had split two falls when Shibuya cut loose with a wild backhand judo chop aimed at the throat. Romero ducked the blow and threw an impossible to escape jack knife hold on the Oriental while he was still off balance. Terry and Dory Funk, Jr. gained a win over the North American tag team champions the Medic and Jack King team in co-main action when the Medic-King duo was disqualified by referee Francisco Rios for flagrant rule violations, notably the Medic’s use of a chair on Terry Funk’s head. A novelty match, between two midgets which highly pleased the crowd of over 4,100, was taken by Little Beaver over Fuzzy Cupid with a leg nelson, and Dandy Dan Miller and Luis Hernandez fought to a draw in the opener.”

Monday, August 21, 1967 – Dudley Field – El Paso, TX – 5,500
1) Luis Hernandez & Donna Reno defeated Nick Roberts & Toni Rose
2) Gory Guerrero fought Kinji Shibuya to a draw
3) Dory Funk, Jr. & Terry Funk defeated The Medic & Jack King in three falls to win the North American Tag Team Title
4) World Heavyweight Champion Gene Kiniski defeated Ricky Romero in three falls

From the August 22 El Paso Herald-Post: “Canadian strongman Gene Kiniski demonstrated why he is world heavyweight wrestling champion to some 5,500 local mat fans when he disposed of challenger Ricky Romero in two quick falls last night at Dudley Field. Local favorite Romero had the fans howling with delight as he tossed the huge Kiniski around the ring in taking the opening fall. Romero demonstrated strength as he hoisted Kinsiki’s 275 pounds into the air for a series of body slams before nailing him with an Olympic roll for the pin. Kiniski came back breathing easy and following a few skirmishes, he dropped Romero with a crunching knee to the stomach and pressed for the count. Then, within seconds of the gong opening the deciding fall, Kiniski again dropped Romero and it was all over except the groaning of the highly partisan crowd. The Funk brothers, Dory Jr. and Terry, took the North American tag team championship from Jack King and the Medic in co-main action, and Gory Guerrero and Kinji Shibuya fought to a draw in a special event. The curtain raiser was an unusual mixed tag team one faller in which Donna Reno and Luis Hernandez won over Toni Rose and Big Nick Roberts. The big star of the evening was International City Wrestling Club promoter Saul Paredes who came through with a magnificent capella rendering of the Star Spangled Banner to launch festivities when the record turntable failed and it became impossible to play the traditional National Anthem opening for the weekly matches.”

From the August 25 El Paso Herald-Post: “Gory Guerrero could wind up owner of two wrestling championship belts as he challenges Kinji Shibuya for the North American heavyweight championship in the headline event of the International City Wrestling Club’s weekly card Monday in the Coliseum. Guerrero is reigning world light heavyweight champion, but his title is not at stake because Shibuya at 255 pounds is far over the light heavyweight limit. Guerrero tips in at 213 pounds. The bout has been sanctioned by the National Wrestling Alliance. The two champions met for the first time last week with nothing being resolved as the time limit ran out and the bout declared a draw. In a companion main event, Dory Funk, Sr., grand patriarch of the battling Funks of Umbarger, Tex., comes out of semi-retirement to take on the Medic, with the loser to quit the environs of El Paso. Promoter Saul Paredes arranged the match at Funk’s request following a tag team fray between his two sons, Dory Jr. and Terry, and Jack King and the Medic. The Funk boys won, but Dory Jr. was the victim of a sneak attack by the Medic after the match was over which laid him low. Ricky Romero, who missed gaining the world heavyweight championship against Canada’s Gene Kiniski last Monday, starts on the comeback trail in a special one-fall match against Duke Miller of Chicago. The curtain raiser will be a novelty tag team match with Jack King and Fuzzy Cupid taking on Jerry Kozak and Little Beaver. Cupid and Beaver are both midgets weighing 98 and 101 pounds.”

Monday, August 28, 1967 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Jack King & Fuzzy Cupid vs. Jerry Kozak & Little Beaver
2) Ricky Romero vs. Duke Miller
3) Dory Funk, Sr. vs. The Medic
4) North American Heavyweight Champion Kinji Shibuya vs. Gory Guerrero

From the September 1 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Medic tangles with Rapid Ricky Romero in a two out of three scrap in the headline event of International City Wrestling Club’s weekly mat menu Monday in the Coliseum. The meeting is billed as a ‘loser leaves town’ event. The Medic triumphed over Dory Funk, Sr. last week with the same stipulation, and now says he is going to run everybody out of El Paso. He is likely to have his hands full with Romero, however, since Rapid Ricky has lost only one match in over two months of campaigning in El Paso. That was to world heavyweight champion Gene Kiniski. Co-main action, also set for two of three, wills end Thunderbolt Patterson from the Watts section of Los Angeles against Terry Funk, the pride of Umbarger, Tex. Terry will be out to polish up the Funk luster which has been been slightly dimmed over the past few weeks. In the top of a trio of one-fallers, Jack ‘Dr.’ King will renew his feud with Jerry Kozak. The two battlers represent Indiana and British Columbia. Distaff brawlers will take the spotlight briefly with Pat Howard of El Paso scheduled to meet Evelyn Stevens of St. Joseph, Mo. in one fall to a finish. The winner will meet Kay Noble, Texas women’s champ, the following week. Opening action for evening will see Art Nelson, hailed as the strongest man in wrestling, testing Francisco Rios.”

Monday, September 4, 1967 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Art Nelson defeated Francisco Flores
2) Evelyn Stevens defeated Pat Howard
3) Jerry Kozak defeated Jack King
4) Terry Funk defeated Thunderbolt Patterson in three falls
5) Loser Leaves Town: The Medic defeated Ricky Romero in three falls

From the September 5 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Medic will continue his ‘loser leaves town’ campaign as the highlight of next week’s mat warfare in the Coliseum with former partner Jack King his intended victim in time. International City Wrestling Club promoter Saul Paredes made the announcement following Jerry Kozak’s win last night over King, a bout in which most of the fighting was done by King and the Medic. The Medic was supposedly serving as King’s second. Figuring to help King, he aimed a powerful blow at Kozak, who ducked, and the wallop landed on King instead. The fracas leading to next week’s King-Medic showdown followed. In his own regularly scheduled bout, the Medic measured Ricky Romero in the third and deciding fall by reversing an attempted flying Body scissors and sticking Ricky’s shoulders to the mat for the count. The two had split a pair of falls leading up to the climax. Romero leaves town. Co-main action saw Terry Funk redeem the family name with a grueling win over Thunderbolt Patterson. In a pair of one-fallers, strongman Art Nelson finished Francisco Rios in less than a minute with a crunching bear hug, and Evelyn Stevens, who looks like a pin-up queen, made short work of local girl grappler Pat Howard.”

From the September 8 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Medic continues his ‘loser leaves town’ campaign against Jack King, his former tag team partner, in the main event of International City Wrestling Club’s weekly card Monday in the Coliseum. In the past two successive weeks, the Medic has run Dory Funk, Sr. and Ricky Romero out of El Paso. Since Medic and King are owners of the North American tag team championship, promoter Saul Paredes has made arrangements for the winner to retain the championship with the partner of his choice. In semi-final action, Jose Lothario, a newcomer from Monterrey, will test Kinji Shibuya, the bulky Japanese who is still undefeated in El Paso. Terry Funk and Art Nelson, who is billed as the strongest man in wrestling, will meet in a special one-fall bout. Nelson showed tentative proof to his strongman claim in his first appearance last week when he completely dismantled Francisco Rios in less than one minute with a bear hug. Glamorous Kay Noble, Texas Women’s champ, puts her title on the line against Evelyn Stevens, who showed form in more ways than one in defeating El Paso’s Pat Howard last week. Opening action will see Luis Hernandez taking on Duke Miller.”

Monday, September 11, 1967 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Luis Hernandez fought Duke Miller to a draw
2) Evelyn Stevens defeated Kay Noble to win the Texas Women’s Title
3) Terry Funk defeated Art Nelson
4) Jose Lothario defeated Kinji Shibuya
5) Loser Leaves Town: The Medic defeated Jack King

From the September 12 El Paso Herald-Post: “International City Wrestling Club promoter Saul Paredes has announced the scheduling of several new grapplers to the El Paso area as the Medic successfully continued his campaign last night to thin the ranks of the border regulars. For the third consecutive week, the Medic sacked up a win with a ‘loser leaves town’ clause prevailing. His latest victim was Jack King, who has been in action here weekly since wrestling was commenced on a regular basis in May. Two previous Medic exodus victims were Dory Funk, Sr. and Ricky Romero. Paredes said that among newcomers slated to hit the border were Cyclon Castro from Havana and a Dr. Blood, another masked grappler. In other action last night in the Coliseum, Jose Lothario dumped Kinji Shibuya, Terry Funk took the measure of Art Nelson, Texas Women’s champ Kay Noble went down to Evelyn Stevens, and Luis Hernandez and Duke Miller fought to a draw.”

From the September 15 El Paso Herald-Post: “Any wrestling fan who has openly or secretly yearned for a chance to clobber a villain or side with a hero will get his chance at International City Wrestling Club’s weekly card in the Coliseum. Promoter Saul Paredes has announced a 12-man Russian Roulette match as the grand finale for Monday’s card with each man putting up $50 and the winner to take the entire pot. He has gained clearance for the caper through the expediency of issuing an on the spot license for professional wrestling to anyone wanting to post $50 and join the action. Russian Roulette rules call for all participants to start in the ring at the same time. Each man ejected over the top rope is through. The last man remaining in the ring is the winner. Scheduled for the mass mayhem are the Medic, Cyclon Castro, Dr. Blood, Nick Roberts, Duke Miller, Ray Duran, Gory Guerrero, Jerry Kozak, Luis Hernandez, Terry Funk, Jose Lothario, and Al Velasco. Main event action for the evening will send Lothario and Funk against Medic and Dr. Blood, another masked baddie, and the Medic’s new tag team partner. Co-main action will have Guerrero defending his world light heavyweight title against Kozak. A pair of one-fall openers will pit Cyclon Castro from Havana against Hernandez, and Roberts against Velasco.”

Monday, September 18, 1967 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Nick Roberts vs. Al Velasco
2) Cyclon Castro vs. Luis Hernandez
3) World Light Heavyweight Champion Gory Guerrero vs. Jerry Kozak
4) Jose Lothario & Terry Funk vs. The Medic & Dr. Blood
5) 12-man Battle Royal (participants: The Medic, Cyclon Castro, Dr. Blood, Nick Roberts, Duke Miller, Ray Duran, Gory Guerrero, Jerry Kozak, Luis Hernandez, Terry Funk, Jose Lothario, Al Velasco)

Monday, September 25, 1967 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Joe Turco defeated Cesar Velasco
2) Jerry Kozak fought Tokyo Joe to a draw
3) Dory Funk, Jr. defeated Cyclon Castro in three falls
4) North American Tag Team Champions The Medic & Dr. Blood defeated Terry Funk & Jose Lothario in three falls

From the September 26 El Paso Herald-Post: “International City Wrestling Club promoter Saul Paredes today announced that the Funk brothers, Dory Jr. and Terry, would team for a crack at the North American tag team title next Monday night in the Coliseum against the champion duo of the Medic and Dr. Blood. Medic and Blood retained the diadem in last night’s action against Terry Funk and Jose Lothario. Paredes also announced that Dory Sr. would manage his two sons in the big effort, and would be on the floor during the action to neutralize the illegal tactics of Duke Miller, the dandy manager of Medic and Blood. It was Miller who last night brought about the downfall of Terry and Lothario with his umbrella-cane. He broke it over Terry’s head while the referee was looking the other way. A lot of the action at the Coliseum last night was outside the ring. At one point during the championship tag team match, a young blond girl charged the Medic and pummeled him with a few good shots before she could be hauled off; promoter Paredes had to be escorted from the arena under the protection of a flying wedge of Sheriff’s deputies; and a small gang brawl occurred in from of the Coliseum between hot-tempered fans. In other action inside the ring, Dory Funk, Jr. defeated Cyclon Castro, Jerry Kozak and Tokyo Joe ran out the time limit for a draw, and Joe Turco took Cesar Velasco.”

From the September 29 El Paso Herald-Post: “North American tag team champs Dr. Blood and the Medic vs. the Funk brothers, Dory, Jr. and Terry, is the match billed as the headliner of the International City Wrestling Club ‘s weekly card Monday in the Coliseum, but the real action might very well come from the managers of the two teams. Medic and Blood are managed by Duke Miller, a dandy dude who accompanies his gladiators to the ring in natty attire carrying an umbrella cane. Dory Funk, Sr. will manage his two sons in the contest. Miller has been known to use his umbrella to the advantage of his charges, and the senior Funk will be on hand Monday night to keep the Duke honest. Tokyo Joe, the former Japanese Olympic champion, will meet Jose Lothario in the semi-final. Texas Women’s champion Evelyn Stevens will go against Jean Antone from Quebec, Canada. Koa Tiki from Samoa and Jack Bence, who operates out of England will open the card.”

Monday, October 2, 1967 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Luis Hernandez fought Koa Tiki to a draw
2) Evelyn Stevens defeated Jean Antone
3) Jose Lothario defeated Tokyo Joe in three falls
4) Dory Funk, Jr. & Terry Funk (w/ Dory Funk, Sr.) defeated North American Tag Team Champions The Medic & Dr. Blood (w/ Duke Miller) via DQ in three falls

From the October 3 El Paso Herald-Post: “International City Wrestling Club promoter Saul Paredes solved the problem of menacing mobs at the weekly grapple card last night at the Coliseum by erecting a rope cordon around the ring, posting a uniformed deputy at each corner, and most important, bringing in a new referee. Paredes took the precaution following last week’s matches when he was converged upon by fans who were rather violently protesting what they cited as bad refereeing. Ken Ramey, a referee from St. Louis approved by the National Wrestling Alliance, was on hand for last night’s matches, and he was in firm control of all action. As a matter of fact, he awarded the third and deciding fall in main event action to Terry and Dory Funk, Jr. over the Medic and Dr. Blood when Duke Miller, manager of the masked pair, entered the ring against his orders. The Funks had taken the first fall when Terry nailed Medic with a spinning toe hold, and Medic had come back to even things with a sleeper on Dory Jr. Pandemonium broke loose when Ramey declared the disqualification, and when the smoke cleared, the only victim was Dory Funk, Sr., who was managing his two sons. He had been belted unconscious by an umbrella blow from Miller. In other action, Jose Lothario look two of three over Tokyo Joe, Evelyn Stevens lasted over Jean Antone in one fall to a finish, and Luis Hernandez and Koa Tiki ran out their time limit for a draw. Paredes announced that next week’s headline attraction would be a midget match between champ Little Beaver and Sky Low Low.”

From the October 6 El Paso Herald-Post: “A five-bout card featuring a world’s midget championship match between Little Beaver and Sky Low Low will comprise International City Wrestling Club’s weekly mat menu Monday in the Coliseum. Sky Low Low, at a mighty 95 pounds, is the current titlist, having taken the belt from Little Beaver in a match two weeks ago in Montreal, Sky’s home grounds. Beaver, who hails from Oklahoma, has appeared twice previously in El Paso and has proven to be a real crowd pleaser. Supporting the championship match will be a double main event which will send the Medic against Jose Lothario and Thunderbolt Patterson against Al Kashey. Both are scheduled two out of three falls with a one hour time limit. This will mark one of the Medic’s rare solo appearances. He is a tag team specialist and at present is the co-owner of the North American Tag Team Championship with Dr. Blood. Lothario is sporting a hot win streak with successive wins over two tough Orientals, Tokyo Joe and Kinji Shibuya. What could turn out to be the stellar attraction of the night will be a grudge affair between Duke Miller and Dory Funk, Sr., who has recently been reinstated to wrestle in El Paso by fan petition. Funk and Miller got into it last week while managing a pair of tag teams, and their argument will carry into the ring Monday. A one-fall opener will send Luis Hernandez against Cyclon Castro.”

Monday, October 9, 1967 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Cyclon Castro defeated Luis Hernandez
2) Little Beaver defeated Sky Low Low to win the World Midget Title
3) Duke Miller defeated Dory Funk, Sr. via DQ
4) Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Al Kashey
5) Jose Lothario defeated The Medic in three falls

From the October 10 El Paso Herald-Post: “Canadian Gene Kinsiki, the king-sized world heavyweight champion, will defend his title in El Paso Oct. 23 against an as yet un-named opponent from the El Paso border scene. International City Wrestling Club promoter Saul Paredes made the announcement of Kiniski’s scheduled defense here following last night’s regular weekly grapple card at the Coliseum. Paredes said that next week’s card would consist of an elimination tournament designed to come up with an opponent for Kiniski. Eight men will enter the tournament with such names as Gory Guerrero, Jerry Kozak and Thunderbolt Patterson already in the hat. Patterson demonstrated that he might be the man to beat for the honor in last night’s action as he made short work of Al Kashey in the co-main bout. Patterson quickly disposed of Kashey with an atomic drop and then a couple of belts to the chops followed by a press. In the other half of main event festivities, Jose Lothario disposed of the Medic with a back-slider, and then sewed up the match with a press after Medic had taken the middle fall with a back roll. Duke Miller took a win over Dory Funk, Sr. via the disqualification route. Little Beaver won back the midget championship over Sky Low Low, and Cyclon Castro prevailed over Luis Hernandez to round out the evening’s card.”

From the October 13 El Paso Herald-Post: “An eight-man tournament will be staged by International City Wrestling Club Monday in the Coliseum with the winner claiming the dubious right of meeting world heavyweight champion Gene Kiniski of Canada in a title match the following week. Entered in the tournament are Thunderbolt Patterson, Jose Lothario, Dory Funk, Jr., Cyclon Castro, the Medic, Koa Tiki, Jerry Kozak, and Gory Guerrero. Each of the grapplers will put up a $50 entry fee, and promoter Saul Paredes will sweeten the pot to $1,000, all of which will go to the winner along with his crack at Kiniski’s crown. Paredes said that pairings for the elimination tournament will be made at ringside Monday night. Each of the preliminary bouts will be scheduled for one fall with a 20-minute time limit. Decision on a winner will be made by the referee if time runs out. The final two combatants will face each other in a two-of-three skirmish to a finish. Interjected between the tournament preliminaries and the final will be a grudge rematch between Dory Funk, Sr. and Duke Miller. This one is scheduled for one fall to a finish. Kiniski’s appearance here on Oct. 23 will mark the second time he has travelled to El Paso to defend his title. He handily beat Ricky Romero here in August.”

Monday, October 16, 1967 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) The Medic defeated Koa Tiki
2) Gory Guerrero defeated Cyclon Castro
3) Dory Funk, Jr. defeated Jose Lothario
4) Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Jerry Kozak
5) The Medic defeated Gory Guerrero
6) Dory Funk, Jr. defeated Thunderbolt Patterson via DQ
7) Dory Funk, Sr. vs. Duke Miller
8) The Medic defeated Dory Funk, Jr. in two straight falls

From the October 17 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Medic, unquestioned holder of the dubious title of the most hated wrestler ever to campaign in El Paso, gets a crack next Monday at the world heavyweight championship now held by giant Gene Kiniski of Canada. Medic won the right to contest Kiniski for the title last night as he survived two preliminaries and a final to win an eight-man elimination tournament designed by promoter Saul Paredes to produce a challenger for the Canadian. Medic first did away with Koa Tiki before the opening gong had quit reverberating throughout the Coliseum, and then he outlasted Gory Guerrero to go into the final round against Dory Funk, Jr. Funk made the finals by decisioning Jose Lothario, and then took a disqualification win over Thunderbolt Patterson who made the mistake of clobbering referee Ken Ramey. Medic took two straight falls over Dory Jr. to earn not only his shot at Kiniski next week, but also a $1,000 pot assembled for the tournament. Paredes today announced that a six-man tag team bout would be on the same card with the Medic-Kiniski brawl. The two teams will be composed of Lothario, Dory Jr., and Guerrero on one side, and Patterson, Cyclon Castro, and Dr. Blood on the other.”

From the October 20 El Paso Herald-Post: “Border wrestling fans are hoping that the Medic will stand tougher against Gene Kiniski of Canada, the world heavyweight champion, than Ricky Romero did two months ago. The Medic gets his big chance Monday in the Coliseum. There has been no rush to put the family jewels on the Medic, but on the other hand, nobody is taking the masked badman lightly. He has proven almost invincible here. Kiniski is likely to prove too much for him, however. The six and one-half-feet and 275 pound Gene has proven his mettle over the past year since he won the title from Lou Thesz. Also on Monday’s card will be a six-man elimination tag team bout. One team will be Jose Lothario, Dory Funk, Jr. and Gory Guerrero, and on the other will be Thunderbolt Patterson, Cyclon Castro and Dr. Blood.”

Monday, October 23, 1967 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Elimination Match: Dory Funk, Jr. & Gory Guerrero & Jose Lothario defeated Thunderbolt Patterson & Cyclon Castro & Dr. Blood
2) World Heavyweight Champion Gene Kiniski defeated The Medic in three falls

From the October 24 El Paso Herald-Post: “Gene Kiniski of Canada proved to border wrestling fans why he is world heavyweight champion for the second time in as many months last night in the Coliseum as he disposed of the Medic, but not without a few problems. Medic took the opening fall with his sleeper hold, and while Kiniski was still sprawled groggily on the canvas, Duke Miller, Medic’s manager, leaped into the ring and hoisted Kiniski over his head and executed a crunching body slam. This was no mean feat considering Miller is little more than average size, and Kiniski weighs 275 pounds. Also, Miller didn’t even rumple his pin-stripe suit, although his gray fedora did suffer a slight crease. Kiniski took a few minutes recovering, and then methodically proceeded to dispose of Medic, first with a series of knew drops and a press, and then with a butt and a press. Promoter Saul Paredes said today that a ‘brass knuckles’ match would be staged next week between Dory Funk, Jr. and Thunderbolt Patterson as a result of post-match action between the two in semi-final tag team action. Funk had iced the bout by eliminating Patterson, but Thunderbolt launched a sneak attack after the bell which stretched Funk. The brass knuckles affair, which calls for the battlers to have at each other with taped hands, may not get off the ground, however, since El Paso wrestling commissioner P.M. Kessel reported after the bout that he was writing to the State Wrestling Commission in Austin recommending a suspension for Patterson.”

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From the October 27 El Paso Herald-Post: “Thunderbolt Patterson has allowed International City Wrestling Club promoter Saul Paredes to go ahead with plans to match Patterson and Dory Funk, Jr. in a ‘brass knucks’ match Monday in the Coliseum. P.M. Kessel, El Paso wrestling commissioner, had indicated his intention of recommending a suspension for Patterson to the State Wrestling Commission in Austin following Patterson’s attack on Funk this past Monday. Paredes interceded for the hulking Thunderbolt, and Kessel relented to the point that Patterson has been placed on probation, and any flagrant infractions will result in his indefinite suspension. Monday’s ‘brass knucks’ bout will call for both battlers to have their hands heavily taped, and they will be allowed to flail away at will. A fall, in this case, will not be the usual three count with an opponent’s shoulders on the mat, but will require a full 10 count with the opponent down any way he can be put there. Dory Funk, Sr. returns to El Paso to meet his old nemesis, the Medic, I co-main action. It was the Medic who ran Funk out of town several months ago, and the durable grappler from Umbarger has just now been allowed to return to El Paso. Two other bouts will round out the card. Cyclon Castro and Dr. Blood team against Gory Guerrero and Luis Hernandez in a one-fall tag team fray, and Koa Tiki meets newcomer Bobby Gonzalez of Spain in the curtain raiser.”

Monday, October 30, 1967 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Bobby Gonzalez fought Koa Tiki to a draw
2) Gory Guerrero & Luis Hernandez defeated Dr. Blood & Cyclon Castro
3) Dory Funk, Sr. defeated The Medic in three falls
4) Brass Knuckles Match: Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Dory Funk, Jr. in three falls

From the October 31 El Paso Herald-Post: “The mat fortunes of the battling Funks of Umbarger, Tex. rose and fell last night in the Coliseum as Dory Sr. clobbered the Medic, but then Dory Jr. succumbed to Thunderbolt Patterson. Funk the elder was forced to submit to Medic in first fall action as the masked grappler punished the patriarch’s arm with a series of twists and then dropped him to the canvas and further worried the injured arm with a series of knee drops. Papa Funk wasn’t through, however, as he came back and took two straight falls with a spinning toe hold, and then later pressed Medic after slamming him into the corner ring post. Junior Funk engaged Patterson in a ‘brass knucks’ match in which each fighter’s hands were taped and all the rules thrown out the window. Junior managed the middle fall after Thunderbolt had decked him for opening kudos, and then Patterson, an ex-professional boxer, came back and took the third fall with relative ease. Gory Guerrero and Luis Hernandez stopped Dr. Blood and Cyclon Castro in a one-fall tag team fray, and Bobby Gonzalez and Koa Tiki battled to a draw to round out the card. Promoter Saul Paredes said that Guerrero and Hernandez would keep their team intact and challenge Blood and the Medic for the North American tag team championship next Monday. He also reported that next week’s card would be staged in the Judging Arena at the Coliseum instead of the Coliseum proper which has other commitments.”

From the November 3 El Paso Herald-Post: “Medic and Dr. Blood will defend their North American tag team championship in main event action at International City Wrestling Club’s weekly grapple card Monday in the Judging Arena on the Coliseum grounds. Challenging Medic and Blood for their belts will be Gory Guerrero and Luis Hernandez who successfully combined to stop Blood and another partner, Cyclon Castro, in their last outing. Blood and Medic together, however, have proved invincible to date. Thunderbolt Patterson and Dory Funk, Jr. continue their feud in co-main action, this time in a ‘Mexican strap match’. The two adversaries will be tied together by the wrists with an eight-foot length of leather strap with the rules tossed out the window. The bout is scheduled for two of three falls. In special event action, Evelyn Stevens, the blond beauty from Amarillo, will defend her Texas Women’s championship against Mae the Queen from Hollywood, Calif. The gals will go one fall to a finish.”

Monday, November 6, 1967 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Joe Turco fought Alberto Lujan to a draw
2) Texas Women’s Champion Evelyn Stevens defeated Mae the Queen
3) Mexican Strap Match: Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Dory Funk, Jr. in three falls
4) Gory Guerrero & Luis Hernandez defeated The Medic & Dr. Blood in three falls to win the North American Tag Team Title

From the November 7 El Paso Herald-Post: “Newly crowned North American tag team champions Gory Guerrero and Luis Hernandez may find their laurels short lived. They face the huge Von Brauner brothers, Kurt and Karl, next Monday night. International City Wrestling Club promoter Saul Paredes announced the match immediately following the Guerrero-Hernandez victory over the Medic and Dr. Blood last night in the Judging Arena on the Coliseum grounds. Blood and Medic had held the belts since the two paired several months ago following a breakup of the two Medics. Blood won the first fall for the ex-champs with a claw hold on Guerrero, but Gory came back quickly for a pin on Medic, and then Hernandez sewed it up by stretching Medic for the count. In supporting action, Thunderbolt Patterson measured Dory Funk, Jr. in a ‘Mexican strap match’. Evelyn Stevens successfully defended her Texas Women’s championship against Mae the Queen, and Joe Turco and Alberto Lujan went to a draw. Paredes announced that next week’s matches would also be staged in the Judging Arena instead of the Coliseum proper, since the Coliseum will still be unavailable.”

From the November 10 El Paso Herald-Post: “A pair of Teutonic twins, Kurt and Karl Von Brauner, will make their first appearance in El Paso in the headline event of International City Wrestling Club’s weekly grapple card Monday in the Judging Arena adjacent to the Coliseum. The Von Brauners will collide with newly crowned North American tag team champs Gory Guerrero and Luis Hernandez in a two out of three fall encounter, but the belts will not be at stake. The terrible twins from Germany have been wrestling in this county since 1962 under the direction of their manager, General Saul Weingeroff, one of the all-time bad guys of the mat world. Jerry Kozak, the giant killer from Vancouver, Canada, will return to the border to take on Thunderbolt Patterson, who has been spending the past several weeks working over the Funk clan. Kozak’s lightning speed and wrestling finesse will be sorely tested against the lumbering, but seemingly indestructible, Patterson. This one is also scheduled for two of three. Dirty Dick Murdoch of Amarillo will make his El Paso debut against Terry Funk in another two of three encounter, and promoter Saul Paredes said that one more match would be scheduled as the curtain raiser. Paredes also emphasized that the matches would again be held in the Judging Arena behind the Coliseum, but that wrestling would move back into the Coliseum itself the following week.”

Monday, November 13, 1967 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Pancho Pico defeated Ray Duran
2) Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Jerry Kozak
3) Terry Funk defeated Dick Murdoch in three falls
4) Kurt Von Brauner & Karl Von Brauner defeated Gory Guerrero & Luis Hernandez in three falls

From the November 14 El Paso Herald-Post: “When you win, you learn to like a place, and so Germany’s massive mat twins, Kurt and Karl Von Brauner, will be back in El Paso to tangle with Ricky Romero and Luis Hernandez in the Coliseum next Monday night. International City Wrestling Club promoter Saul Paredes announced the pairing following the Von Brauners’ win last night over Hernandez and Gory Guerrero in feature action. The Teutonic twins did not show much finesse in accomplishing their win; however their relentless tactics backed by brute strength could not be denied. Kurt took the first fall over Guerrero with a leg stretch, and then took the third fall over Hernandez with a stomach stomp and a press after Hernandez had scored with an abdominal stretch over Karl. Terry Funk took two out of three over Dirty Dick Murdoch, who lived up to his description; Jerry Kozak joined the ever-growing fraternity of wrestlers who have been defeated by Thunderbolt Patterson; and Pancho Pico outlasted Ray Duran. Paredes also announced that next week’s card would feature a rematch between Funk and Murdoch. He also emphasized that action would return to the Coliseum proper following two weeks in the Judging Arena.”

From the November 17 El Paso Herald-Post: “Ricky Romero and Luis Hernandez will put their speed and mat finesse against the relentless bulk and strength of Kurt and Karl Von Brauner in the main event of International City Wrestling Club’s weekly card Monday in the Coliseum. The Von Brauners, twin brothers from Munich, Germany, wore down Hernandez and Gory Guerrero in their first appearance in El Paso last week, and they are given a slight nod against Hernandez and his new partner this time. The bout is scheduled for two of three falls with a one hour time limit. It will be strictly a battle bad guys when Thunderbolt Patterson tangles with Dr. Blood in co-main action, also scheduled for two of three. Monday’s card will be rounded out with a return engagement between Dirty Dick Murdoch and Terry Funk, a first meeting between Gory Guerrero and Koa Tiki, and a curtain raiser sending Pancho Pico against Tony Barbetta.”

Monday, November 13, 1967 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Pancho Pico defeated Tony Barbetta
2) Gory Guerrero defeated Koa Tiki
3) Terry Funk defeated Dick Murdoch
4) Kurt Von Brauner & Karl Von Brauner defeated Ricky Romero & Luis Hernandez in three falls

From the November 21 El Paso Herald-Post: “International City Wrestling Club promoter Saul Paredes announced today that Bobo Brazil, billed as the world’s biggest grappler, will be in El Paso next week to headline the club’s weekly card at the Coliseum. Brazil stands 6-feet 10-inches and weighs 360 pounds. Probable opponent for the giant mat man will be the Medic. The Von Brauners last night continued their winning ways, this time in tag team action against Ricky Romero and Luis Hernandez. They also took on several ringside fans, one of whom was decked by Kurt and the other hustled from the arena by deputies. Terry Funk continued his mastery of Dirty Dick Murdoch; Gory Guerrero, who defends his world light heavyweight title in San Salvador this week, stopped Koa Tiki; and Pancho Pico dumped Tony Barbetta to round out action.”

From the November 25 El Paso Herald-Post: “International City Wrestling Club promoter Saul Paredes has molded Thunderbolt Patterson and Ricky Romero into a team in his continuing effort to come up with a local combination which can cope with North American tag team champs Kurt and Karl Von Brauner of Germany. Romero and Patterson will meet the Von Brauners in main event action in the weekly grapple card Monday in the Coliseum. The Teutonic twins wore down Gory Guerrero and Luis Hernandez in their first appearance here two weeks ago, and then continued their winning ways against Hernandez and Romero last week. In Patterson, Romero will be gaining a partner who has run roughshod over all opponents for the past two months. The new team is afforded a good chance to knocking off the German duo. The tag team fray is cheduled for two of three falls with a one hour time limit. Bobo Brazil, billed as the world’s largest wrestler, will meet the Medic in semi-final action. Brazil stands 6-feet 10-inches and weighs 360 pounds.

Monday, November 27, 1967 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Luis Hernandez defeated Koa Tiki
2) Terry Funk fought Jerry Kozak to a draw
3) Bobo Brazil defeated The Medic in three falls
4) Kurt Von Brauner & Karl Von Brauner defeated Ricky Romero & Thunderbolt Patterson in three falls

From the November 28 El Paso Herald-Post: “Lou Thesz, who is generally ranked along with Ed Strangler Lewis as the greatest wrestlers of all time, will meet Gene Kiniski of Canada for the world heavyweight mat championship in the headline event of next Monday’s International City Wrestling Club card in the Coliseum Judging Arena. Thesz, who first won the world title from Everett Marshall way back in 1937, will be meeting the man who took the diadem from him just one year ago in St. Louis. Bobo Brazil made an impressive border debut last night in the Coliseum by stopping the Medic in the third and deciding fall of their match with an acrobatic head butt into the ring post. Bobo had stretched Medic in the opening fall, and Medic had evened the match with a sleeper hold. Medic had again applied the sleeper in third fall action when Bobo charged across the ring, ducked at the right moment, and cracked Medic’s head into the post. Medic was clinging to Brazil’s back with the sleeper. The Von Brauner twins, Kurt and Karl, kept their border record clean with a questionable win over Ricky Romero and Thunderbolt Patterson. Romero took the first fall over Karl, and then Kurt dropped Romero for the count with a neck breaker. It appeared that Patterson and Romero were on their way to a victorious third fall when Karl whacked Patterson with manager Saul Weingeroff’s cane while the referee was distracted. Terry Funk and Jerry Kozak fought to a draw in a special match, and Luis Hernandez stopped Koa Tiki in opening action.

Monday, December 4, 1967 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) World Heavyweight Champion Gene Kiniski vs. Lou Thesz


December newspapers unavailable at the moment.



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Kriss wrote: Tuesday, August 31, 1954 - Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Peppi Cortez vs. Jack Terry
2) Tom Renesto & El Diablo vs. Mario de Sosa & Leo Numa for the vacant Texas Tag Team Title
3) World Junior Heavyweight Champion Baron Michele Leone vs. Prince Maivia
4) World Heavyweight Champion Lou Thesz vs. Vic Holbrook

Ray Duran defeated Swami Singh
Peppi Cortez drew Jack Terry
Tom Renesto & El Diablo defeated Mario de Sosa & Leo Numa to win the vacant Texas Tag Team Title
World Junior Heavyweight Champion Baron Michele Leone defeated Prince Maivia to retain the title
World Heavyweight Champion Lou Thesz defeated Vic Holbrook to retain the title

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Awesome results! Do we have any idea who The Mighty Alaskan was? Also The Mad Mongol?

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The Mad Mongol was Raul Molina.

The Alaskan in 1964 was Tiger Tasker.
The Alaskan in 1967 was Jay York.



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