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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Note: Added Indianapolis results from Tim Hornbaker

Note: Added a Valparaiso card.

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

Note: Added two Chicago Marigold cards from Redman.

Note: Added an Akron listing from Kriss

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

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

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

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

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



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