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 Posted: Fri Oct 26th, 2007 03:59 am
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Montana wrestled under the name Len Crosby in Texas. His partner on this card Gene Kelly was Gene Kiniski.

8/24/56 Houston
Pepper Gomez & Ray Gunkel vs Gene Kelly & Len Crosby
Red Donovan vs Danny McShain
Duke Keomuka vs Robin Hood
Al Smith vs Mighty Hercules
Maurice Lapointe vs Johnny Valentine

9/18/56 Dallas, TX @ Sportatorium
Texas Champion Pepper Gomez beat The Sheik of Araby on a 3rd fall dq
Len Crosby & Gene Kelly beat Herb Freeman & Ray Gunkel to capture the Texas Tag Team Title 2-0
(Freeman was injured, leaving Gunkel to wrestle alone) (second fall by countout) (Gunkel battled Count Rossi outside the ring)
Duke Keomuka beat Big Humphrey
Dick Raines beat Tony Martin
Maurice LaPointe beat Chico Casasola
Jim LaRock beat two audience members willing to accept his challenge
Note:  LaRock was billed as a 1952 Olympic finalist.

9/25/56 Dallas, TX @ Sportatorium
Ray Gunkel & Lou Thesz beat Texas Tag Team Champions Len Crosby & Gene Kelly on a 3rd fall dq when when Count Rossi interfered, no title change
Sheik of Araby beat Maurice LaPointe
Dick Raines beat Cheeto Gonzales
El Medico beat Jim LaRock
Amazing Zuma beat Mighty Hercules
Jim LaRock beat two members of the audience (Oba Yancy from Fort Worth and Bill Fellis of Corsicana)





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