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At the beginning of 1959, Angelo Poffo was United States Champion having beaten Wilbur Snyder on Cincinnati TV on 12/27/58. During 1959 with the pairing of promoters Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle controlling the US Title, there were different US Champions in different cities. The title lineage is very hard to follow from that point forward because at times each Barnett and Doyle controlled city would have its own champion.

This particular year still needs a ton of work. There are missing Detroit cards and missing Indianapolis cards on which Bruiser appeared. Bruiser left Fred Kohler and began working for Barnett and Doyle. When Bruiser was not booked by Barnett and Doyle, he would wrestle for other promotions. Barnett and Doyle would collect a fee when Bruiser would wrestle for those other promotions. They were basically Bruiser's booking agents. Barnett and Doyle would not form their own version of the AWA until 1960. Many historians still refer to the US Title as a NWA controlled title until the formation of Barnett and Boyle's AWA. I'm not sure if the NWA part of that is true. More research needs to be done in order to find out a story that makes more sense.

1/8/59 Fort Wayne, IN   
Hans Schmidt beat Dick the Bruiser
DTB pelted with eggs after match 
Don McClarty & Roy McClarty beat Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff
Bobby Managoff beat Gino Angelo
Att: 9,039, sell out with over 3000 reportedly fans turned away

1/10/59 Akron, OH
Guy Brunetti beat Gorgeous George dq
Dick The Bruiser beat Bobby Brown
Joe Brunetti beat Baron Gattoni
Tony Marino drew Frank Fozo

1/15/59 Cleveland, OH @ Public Auditorium
Lord Layton & Ilio DiPaolo beat Doc Gallagher & Mike Gallagher dq
Dick The Bruiser beat Gorgeous George in 1:15
Edouard Carpentier beat Baron Gattoni
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti beat Jim Wright & Bob "Legs" Langevin
Man Mountain Montana beat Wally Greb
Bobby Brown drew Frank Fozo
att. 7,694

1/21/59 Kokomo, IN @ Memorial Gym
Dick The Bruiser beat Bobby Managoff
Edouard Carpentier vs Legs Wilson
Plus two other matches

1/22/59 Cleveland, OH @ Public Auditorium
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti beat Doc Gallagher & Mike Gallagher by referee's decision in the 3rd fall 
Bobby Brown beat Gorgeous George dq
Ilio DiPaolo ddq Dick The Bruiser
Little Beaver & Mario Sanchez beat Tom Thumb & Mighty Schultz
Man Mountain Montana beat Al Albertino
Jim Wright drew Dick Beyer
att. 7,481

1/23/59 Cincinnati, OH @ Gardens
Dick The Bruiser vs Edouard Carpentier
US Champion Angelo Poffo vs Wilbur Snyder
Yukon Eric vs Gino Angelo
Shirley Strimple vs Elaine Johnson
Bobby Managoff vs Legs Wilson
Johnny Weaver vs Billy Goelz
Promoter: Jim Barnett
Note: Legs Wilson aka Bob "Legs" Langevin. He usually traveled with Carpentier.

1/24/59 Indianapolis, IN @ State Fairgrounds Coliseum
Two Referees
Dick the Bruiser & Angelo Poffo beat Bobby Managoff & Yukon Eric on a 3rd fall dq
Managoff was injured and Eric wrestled both rivals during the third fall
Wilbur Snyder beat Bill Longson
Edouard Carpentier beat Gino Angelo
Johnny Weaver beat Bronko Lubich
Patty Neff dcor Shirley Strimple
promoter: Balk Estes
Att: 10,304 fans with 3,000 reportedly turned away, gate: $23,171.40

1/27/59 Lincoln, NE @ Pershing Auditorium
Omaha World Title Match
Wilbur Snyder beat Dick the Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
Emil Dusek & Ernie Dusek drew Boris Volkoff & Nicolai Volkoff
Tosh Togo vs Joe Costello
Att.-2,145
first card of the year
Note: Paul Anderson was to face the Russians in a handicap match, but he had an eye injury. Ernie Dusek was to meet Red McIntyre.

2/2/59 Sarasota, FL @ American Legion Coliseum
Ike Eakins & promoter Pat O'Hara beat Dick The Bruiser & Masked Terror 2/3
1 Masked Terror pinned Eakins after headbutting Ike with a loaded mask
2 O'Hara pinned Masked Terror while Eakins held Terror's arms
3 Eakins won 3rd fall
Jack Dillon drew Billy Parks
Miss Ann Regan beat Miss Olga Zapeda
Note: Bruiser allegedly wrestled in Cincinnati on this date too.

2/4/59 St. Petersburg, FL
Eddie Gossett Graham & Dr. Jerry Graham no decision Don Eagle & Ike Eakins in 3rd fall
1 Grahams won first fall
2 Eagle & Eakins won 2nd fall
3 Fans tossed chairs into the ring and the referee stopped the match.
Winner to face Rocca next week
Ray Villmer beat Dick The Bruiser
Kitty Adams drew Ann Regan

2/6/59 Miami Beach, FL @ Auditorium
Mighty Jumbo beat Dick the Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
Two Referees
Don Eagle & Ray Villmer vs Eddie Graham & Dr. Jerry Graham
Judy Grable vs Ella Waldek 2/3
promoter: Chris Dundee

2/12/59 Fort Wayne, IN
Edouard Carpentier beat Dick The Bruiser dq
Mighty Schultz beat Little Beaver 
Don McClarty & Roy McClarty beat Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff
Johnny Weaver beat Legs Wilson

2/13/59 Miami Beach, FL @ Auditorium
Don Eagle & Antonino Rocca vs Eddie Graham & Dr. Jerry Graham
Paul Anderson vs Dick the Bruiser
Southern Champion Ray Villmer vs Gene “Mr. America” Stanlee
promoter: Chris Dundee

2/18/59 Kokomo, IN @ Memorial Gym
Dick The Bruiser beat Bobby Managoff 2/3
Wilbur Snyder beat US Champion Angelo Poffo on a 3rd fall dq
Johnny Weaver beat Bronko Lubich
Att: 1,600

2/19/59 Cleveland, OH @ Public Auditorium
Dick The Bruiser beat Edouard Carpentier on a 3rd fall COR
Yukon Eric beat Man Mountain Montana
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti beat Baron Gattoni & Jim Wright
Dick Beyer beat Tony Verdi
Frank Fozo beat George Pencheff
att. 3,892

2/21/59 Akron, OH
Edouard Carpentier beat Dick The Bruiser dq
Ilio DiPaolo beat Jim Wright
Bobby Brown beat Legs Langevin

2/26/59 Cleveland, OH @ Public Auditorium
Doc Gallagher & Mike Gallagher beat Dick The Bruiser & Hans Schmidt dq
Wilbur Snyder beat Jim Wright
Yukon Eric beat Baron Gattoni
Roy McClarty beat Man Mountain Montana
Paul Baillargeon beat Frank Fozo
Fred Atkins beat Tony Marino
Att: 6,476

2/28/59 Omaha, NE @ Civic Auditorium
Texas Death Match
Mitsu Arakawa & Tosh Togo beat Dick the Bruiser & Ernie Dusek 7 falls
Jack Pesek beat unnamed opponent
Att: 8,100

3/4/59 Fort Wayne, IN
Dick The Bruiser & Hans Schmidt beat Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff 2/3
1 Bruiser beat Nicoli
2 Boris beat Bruiser with a hangman's hold
3 Schmidt beat Boris
Paul Bunyan beat Bozo Brown 
Bob Ellis (Fort Wayne debut) beat Porfiro Longoria 
Billy Goetz beat Jack Allen
Att: 6238

3/7/59 Cincinnati, OH @ Gardens
Wilbur Snyder & Yukon Eric vs Angelo Poffo & Bronco Lubich
Dick The Bruiser vs Paul Bunyan
Shirley Strimple vs Betty Hawkins
Baron Gattoni vs Bob Ellis

3/12/59 Kansas City, KS @ Memorial Hall
NWA Champion Pat O’Connor beat Lee Henning 2/3
Dino Bravo & Bob Ellis beat Dick the Bruiser & Mighty Atlas
Rip Hawk beat Lou Spindola
Farmer Marlin drew Red McIntyre
promoter: George Simpson
Note: Reportedly Henning’s first “shot at the National Alliance diadem.”

3/13/59 St. Joseph, MO
NWA Champion Pat O'Connor vs Bob Geigel
Dick The Bruiser & Lee Henning vs Bob Ellis & Thor Hagen
Laura Martinez vs Kathy Starr
Rip Hawk vs Farmer Marlin

3/18/59 Logansport, IN @ Berry Bowl
Dick The Bruiser vs Edouard Carpentier
Att: "over 5,000 fans"
Note: The Logansport newspaper had no results. Just stated the match indeed took place "and provided an evening of thrills for the fans"

3/19/59 Fort Wayne, IN 
Dick the Bruiser & Hans Schmidt beat Edouard Carpentier & Verne Gagne
Bobby Managoff beat Jack Wilson
Penny Banner beat Princess Tora Tomah
Johnny Weaver drew Carl Engstrom

3/26/59 Cincinnati, OH @ Gardens
US Champion Angelo Poffo vs Wilbur Snyder
"Strong man championship" bout
Dick The Bruiser vs Yukon Eric
World Tag Team Champions Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff vs Johnny Weaver & Larry Moquin
June Byers vs Shirley Strimple
Bob Ellis vs Len Montana
Bobby Managoff vs Baron Gattoni

4/6/59 Hamilton, OH
Dick The Bruiser vs Bob Ellis
Angelo Poffo vs Bobby Managoff
Emile Dupre vs Bob Ellis

4/11/59 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
US Champion Angelo Poffo beat Wilbur Snyder 2/3
Dick The Bruiser beat Yukon Eric
Whipper Billy Watson beat Al ‘Crusher’ Gorman
Hans Schmidt beat Emile DuPre
Bob Ellis defeated Martino Angelo
Little Beaver & Mario Valentine Sanchez beat Pee Wee James & Mighty Schultz
Att: 16,226, Gate: $40,394

4/15/59 Logansport, IN @ Berry Bowl
Dick The Bruiser vs Bob Ellis
Girl Wrestlers
Tag Team Match

4/23/59 Fort Wayne, IN
Texas Death Match, submissions only bout
Dick The Bruiser & Hans Schmidt beat Verne Gagne & Bobby Managoff when Managoff could not continue
Wilbur Snyder beat Ray Shire 2-0
Roy Shire beat Emile Dupre
Promoter: Phil Olofson

5/2/59 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
Wilbur Snyder beat Angelo Poffo to win US Title in 1:12 of the 3rd fall
Co Main Event
Dick the Bruiser beat Bob Ellis
Yukon Eric beat Hans Hermann
Hans Schmidt beat Mario Milano
Verne Gagne beat Mike Clancy 
Chris Tolos & John Tolos drew Ray Shire & Roy Shire 20:00
Att: 11,635, Gate: $27,316.50

5/3/59 Centerville, IN
Dick The Bruiser no contest Bob Ellis
Ray Shire & Roy Shire beat Johnny Weaver & Dickie Steinborn

5/7/59 Fort Wayne, IN
Hans Schmidt beat Yukon Eric
Wilbur Snyder beat Dick The Bruiser dq
Mario Milano & Johnny Weaver beat Ray Shire & Roy Shire

5/14/59 Fort Wayne, IN
US Champion wilbur Snyder beat Dick the Bruiser
The Bikini Blondes Penny Banner & Lorraine Johnson beat Kay Noble & Judy Glover
Verne Gagne beat Nicoli Volkoff
att: 5,000

5/15/59 Indianapolis, IN
Cowboy Bob Ellis beat Dick The Bruiser
Johnny Weaver & Bobby Managoff beat Roy Shire & Ray Shire
Ray Gunkel beat Hans Hermann
Wilbur Snyder beat Gino Angelo
Kay Noble drew Lorraine Johnson

5/22/59 Sharpsville, IN @ High School Gym
Dick The Bruiser vs Wilbur Snyder
Bobo Ellis & Johnny Weaver vs Angelo Poffo & Bronko Lubich
Plus one more bout

5/23/59 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium:
Dick The Bruiser beat Wilbur Snyder to win US title on a 3rd fall COR
World Title Claimant Killer Kowalski beat Bobby Managoff in 20:35
Handicap Match
Haystack Calhoun beat Hans Hermann & Judo Jack Terry in 6:53
Dr. Big Bill Miller beat Pat Flanagan in 8:22
Lou Thesz beat Frank Brown in 5:13
Angelo Poffo & Hans Schmidt beat Emile Dupre & Johnny Weaver in 15:03
att: 10,986, gate: $24,345

5/28/59 Fort Wayne, IN
Pat O'Connor beat Hans Hermann
June Byers beat Penny Banner
Dick The Bruiser & Hans Schmidt beat Ray Shire & Roy Shire
Haystack Calhoun beat Gino Angelo & Jack Terry

6/6/59 Angola, IN
Dick the Bruiser vs Bobby Managoff
Penny Banner vs Therese Theis
Angelo Poffo vs Johnny Weaver
Bronko Lubich vs Emile Dupre

6/11/59 Anderson, IN @ National Guard Armory
Dick The Bruiser beat Bob Ellis 2/3
Mixed Match
Kathy Starr & Lord Littlebrook vs Kay Noble & Beau Brummell 2/3
Lord Littlebrook drew Beau Brummell 30:00
Promoter: Steve Chambers
note: No result given for mixed tag bout. Newspaper only reported the match indeed took place.

6/12/59 Fort Wayne, IN
Dick The Bruiser beat Verne Gagne dq
Beau Brummel beat Lord Littlebrook
Kay Noble beat Kathy Starr
Carl Engstrom beat Zack Malkov

6/13/59 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
US Champion Dick The Bruiser beat Wilbur Snyder
Haystack Calhoun beat Bronko Lubich
Whipper Billy Watson beat Hans Hermann
Ricky ‘Crusher’ Cortez beat Bill Dromo
Johnny Weaver beat Jack Terry
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti beat Hans Schmidt & Angelo Poffo
att: 16,493, Michigan indoor record for the last 20 years, Gate: $42,723

6/18/59 New Castle, IN @ New Castle Church Street Gym
Dick The Bruiser vs Cowboy Bob Ellis
Penny Banner vs Theresa Theis 2/3 45:00
Angelo Poffo vs Hans Hermann

6/20/59 Angola, IN
US Title Match
Wilbur Snyder vs Dick the Bruiser
Roy Shire & Ray Shire vs Angelo Poffo & Bronko Lubich
Hans Hermann vs Gino Angelo

6/27/59 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
US Champion Dick the Bruiser beat Haystack Calhoun
Angelo Poffo beat Cowboy Bob Ellis
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti beat Dr. Big Bill Miller & Ed Miller
Alex Karras beat Bob Kononvsky
Hans Schmidt beat Wayne Bock
Whipper Billy Watson beat Frank Foster

7/3/59 Indianapolis, IN
Dick The Bruiser & Angelo Poffo no contest Ray Gunkel & Wilbur Snyder

7/11/59 Tipton, IN @ 4-H Building
Dick The Bruiser beat Hans Hermann 2/3
Angelo Poffo & Bronco Lubich beat Tommy O'Toole & Harry Greb
Angelo Poffo beat Tommy O'Toole
Bronco Lubich beat Harry Greb
Promotor Jim Cox
Att: over 1,200 fans

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

7/18/59 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
US Champion Dick the Bruiser beat Dr. Big Bill Miller
Argentina Rocca beat Ed Miller
Angelo Poffo & Hans Schmidt beat Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti
Wilbur Snyder beat Hans Hermann
Whipper Billy Watson beat Mike Higgins
Leo Nomellini & Alex Karras beat Harry Lewis & Gino Angelo

7/19/59 Angola, IN
Dick the Bruiser vs Karl Karlsson
Rose Roman & Carl Engstrom vs Ramona TeSelle & Zack Malkov
Jack Allen and Bob Kappel

8/6/59 Indianapolis, IN @ Victory Field
Tournament for World Tag Team Trophy
Ray Shire & Roy Shire beat Dick The Bruiser & Angelo Poffo to win $10,000 & World Tag Team Trophy.
First Round
Dick The Bruiser & Angelo Poffo beat Mitsu Arakawa & Hans Hermann
Ray Shire & Roy Shire beat Bob Ellis & Wilbur Snyder
Ray Gunkel beat Johnny Weaver
Att: 10,200, Gate: $23,000

8/11/59 Lincoln, NE @ Pershing Auditorium
Mitsu Arakawa beat Dick the Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
Ernie Dusek (sub Thor Hagen) beat Tosh Togo 2-0
Lorraine Johnson beat Judy Glover
Cowboy Bradley beat Tiny Roe
Att: 5,326
NOTE: This was the largest wrestling crowd in the building’s history. A riot broke out with Bruiser using a sandal to ko Togo, wack Arakawa, and referee Tom Novak. He then tossed promoter Jack Pesek from the ring and even slugged his own second, Ernie Dusek. Dick the Bruiser was shorn of his world’s wrestling championship recently. The Bruiser lost his title to Wilbur Snyder at Omaha in his most recent visit to Nebraska.

8/15/59 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
US Champion Dick The Bruiser drew Verne Gagne when the time limit expired in the 3rd fall
World Title Claimant Killer Kowalski vs Hans Schmidt
Doc Gallagher & Mike Gallagher vs Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti
Don Eagle vs Frank Fozo

8/18/59 Anderson, IN @ National Guard Armory
Dick The Bruiser vs Wilbur Snyder 2/3
World Tag Team Champions Roy Shire & Ray Shire vs Don McClarty & Johnny Weaver 2/3 60:00
Plus a one fall 30 minute bout with opponents to be named
Promoter: Jim Cox from C/F promotions
Note: Snyder reportedly lost the US Title "last Friday night in Cincinnati Gardens to Mitsu Arakawa." Another report in the same Anderson, IN newspaper said Snyder lost the US Title to Arakawa "two weeks ago in Cincinnati."

8/22/59 Boston, MA @ Garden
World Heavyweight Champion Killer Kowalski curfew draw Antonino Rocca 41:00
Dick the Bruiser beat Tony Marino in 6:39
Emil Dupre beat Harry Lewis in 13:55
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff drew Pierre LaMarin & Frank Scarpa 20:00
Pepper Gomez beat Henry Molin in 5:27
Ilio DiPaolo beat Baron Gattoni in 3:49
promoter: Paul Bowser
Att: 12,000 fans
Notes: Bruiser was originally slated to wrestle Ilio DiPaolo. Edouard Carpentier was also billed as being on this show.

8/27/59 Logansport, IN @ Cass County Fairgrounds
Dick The Bruiser vs Wilbur Snyder
Tiny Roe & Therese Theis vs Cowboy Bradley & Penny Banner
Doug Lindsey vs Gino Angelo

8/29/59 Angola, IN
Dick the Bruiser vs Cowboy Bob Ellis
Beau Brummel & Tiny Roe vs Cowboy Bradley & Lord Littlebrook
Billy Goelz vs Gino Angelo

9/4/59 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium 
US Champion Dick the Bruiser beat Verne Gagne when Gagne was unable to continue due to a severe cut over his left eye
Wilbur Snyder beat Killer Lisowski
Ilio DePaulo beat Frank Fozo
Don Eagle beat Lenny Montana
Doc Gallager & Mike Gallagher drew Hans Schmidt & Hans Hermann
Att: 15,998, Gate: $39,237.75

9/5/59 Angola, IN
World Tag Title Match
Dick the Bruiser & Hans Schmidt vs Mitsu Arakawa & Big Bill Miller 
Don McClarity vs Joe Blanchard
Billy Goelz vs Martino Angelo

9/8/59 Lincoln, NE @ Pershing Auditorium
Texas Death Match
Dick the Bruiser beat Mitsu Arakawa 5-4, utc
Kay Noble & Cowboy Bradley beat Kathy Starr & Tiny Roe 2/3
Ernie Dusek beat Rock Hudson
Emil Dusek beat Yukon Ike
paid Att.-4,902
Note: Kay Noble, who subbed for Judy Glover, was 19 years of age.

9/16/59 Toledo, OH @ Sports Arena 
Ilio DiPaolo beat Dick the Bruiser 2/3
1 Bruiser beat DiPaulo
2 DiPaulo beat Bruiser
3 DiPaulo beat Bruiser
Lee ‘Bulldog’ Henning & Baron Gattoni beat beat Herb Gerwig & Sandor Kovacs 2/3
Fred Atkins beat Al Albertino
Dick Garza drew Johnny Gates 20:00

9/18/59 Denver, CO @ Auditorium Arena
Dick the Bruiser beat Wilbur Snyder 2/3 to capture the United States Title
1 Bruiser won the first
2 Snyder won the second
3 Bruiser won the third
Ray Shire & Roy Shire beat Nick Bock & Doug Lindsey
Ernie Dusek beat Don McClarty
Jerry Christy beat Hans Hermann in 12:03
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
initial show
corporation name: Barnett-Doyle, Inc.
Att: 2,500 fans

9/19/59 Angola, IN
Dick the Bruiser & Hans Schmidt vs Roy Shire & Ray Shire
June Byers vs Lorraine Johnson
Joe Blanchard vs Hans Hermann
Note: Main event billed as a World Tag Title Match

9/22/59 Delphi, IN @ Country Club
Dick The Bruiser vs Bob Ellis
Hans Hermann vs Johnny Weaver
Doug Lindsey vs Gino Angelo

9/25/59 Indianapolis, IN
Ray Shire & Roy Shire no contest Dick The Bruiser & The Crusher

9/26/59 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
Wilbur Snyder & Verne Gagne beat Dick the Bruiser & Killer Lisowski when the Bruiser & the Killer began to fight each other
Chief Don Eagle beat Hans Schmidt
Johnny Weader beat Gino Angelo
Bill Dromo beat Dennis Pala
Ilio DiPaolo beat Baron Gattoni
Scheduled match did not occur:
Whipper Billy Watson vs Red Jones
Attendance: 9,072

10/2/59 Boston, MA @ Garden
Texas Death Match
United States Champion Dick the Bruiser beat Verne Gagne in 25:48 when Gagne was unable to continue due to a knee injury
Bobo Brazil & Don Eagle beat Dan Miller & Ed Miller
Emil Dupre beat Lee Henning in 12:31
Ilio DiPaolo beat Waldo Von Erich 14:21
Hans Schmidt beat Roy McClarty in 13:16
promoter: Paul Bowser
Att: 5,000 fans

10/3/59 Cincinnati, OH @ Gardens
US Champion Mitsu Arakawa vs Dick The Bruiser
World Tag Team Champions Roy Shire & Ray Shire vs Angelo Poffo & Bronco Lubich
The Crusher vs Nick Bockwinkel
Women's Champion June Byers vs Therese Theis
Notes: Bruiser said to be returning to Cincinnati after "a five month absence." Crusher said to be "making his first Cincinnati appearance."

10/12/59 Indianapolis, IN
Ray Shire & Roy Shire beat Dick The Bruiser & The Crusher

10/15/59 Cleveland, OH @ Public Auditorium
Dick Afflis beat Fritz Von Erich dq
Doc Gallagher & Mike Gallagher beat Bobo Brazil & Mighty Atlas
Little Beaver & Black Panther beat Irish Jackie & Billy the Kid
Lord Layton beat Lee Henning
Roy McClarty drew Fred Atkins
Emile Dupre beat Ken Kenneth
att: 7,709

10/17/59 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
Fence Match, Referee Sam Menacker
US Champion Dick the Bruiser beat Killer Lisowski when Lisowski could not answer the bell for the 3rd fall
1 Lisowski won the 1st fall
2 Bruiser knocked Lisowski out in taking the 2nd fall
3 when the Killer was unable to continue, the match was awarded to the Bruiser
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti beat Angelo Poffo & Hans Schmidt
Chief Don Eagle beat Dandy Dan Miller
Pat Flanagan beat Mike Valentino.
Doug Lindsay drew Jerry Christy
Att: 12,633

10/24/59 Denver, CO @ Auditorium Arena
Jiu-jitsu-“type” match
Wilbur Snyder beat Dick the Bruiser to regain the United States Title
Snyder won five falls and the Bruiser won three in 20-minutes
Bruiser was unable to continue
Verne Gagne beat Angelo Poffo 2/3
Ernie Dusek beat Jerry Christie
Bronko Lubich drew Tom Zaharias 20:00
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
Att: 3,000 fans
Note: George Lentz has Bruiser & Crusher beating Verne Gagne & Wilbur Snyder in Boston on this date.

10/26/59 Indianapolis, IN @ State Fair Coliseum
Dick The Bruiser & The Crusher & Mitsu Arakawa beat Ray Shire & Roy Shire & Angelo Poffo

10/29/59 Fort Wayne, IN   
Mitsu Arakawa beat Dick The Bruiser 
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti beat Bill Miller & Hans Hermann 
Dickie Steinborn drew Guy Brunetti (sub Doug Lindzy) 
Att: 4630

10/30/59 Buffalo, NY @ Memorial Auditorium
Ilio DiPaolo & Bobo Brazil beat Doc Gallagher & Mike Gallagher dq
Dick The Bruiser beat Emile Dupre
Fritz Von Erich beat Great Zabio
Ed Miller & Dan Miller beat Roy McClarty & Billy Red Lyons
Fred Atkins beat Ramon Lopez
Lee Henning drew Sam Rios

11/7/59 New Castle, IN @ Church Street Gym
NWA Champion Pat O'Connor vs Dr. Bill Miller
Dick The Bruiser vs Joe Blanchard 2/3
The Crusher vs Nick Bockwinkel
Note: Crusher billed as "Bruiser's cousin."

11/12/59 Fort Wayne, IN   
Mitsu Arakawa beat Dick The Bruiser 
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti drew Bill Miller & Hans Schmidt 
Bill Miller (sub Gorgeous George) beat Don Eagle
Att: 3925
Note: The two consecutive wins over Bruiser resulted in Mitsu getting a title shot against NWA Champion Pat O'Connor on 11/26

11/13/59 Buffalo, NY @ Memorial Auditorium
NWA Champion Pat O'Connor beat Fritz Von Erich dq
Whipper Watson beat Gene Kiniski dq
Hans Schmidt (sub Dick The Bruiser) beat Billy Red Lyons COR
Bobo Brazil & Ilio DiPaolo drew Doc Gallagher & Mike Gallagher
Don Eagle beat Dan Miller
Mighty Atlas drew Fred Atkins
Sam Rios drew Zabio

11/14/59 Akron, OH
Ilio DiPaolo vs Dick The Bruiser
Fritz Von Erich & Waldo Von Erich vs Billy Red Lyons & Sandor Kovacs
Hard Boiled Haggerty vs Lee Henning

11/19/59 Cleveland, OH @ Public Auditorium
Fritz Von Erich beat Dick Afflis
LeChona LeClaire & Mary Reynolds beat Betty Hawkins & Lola Laray
Ed Miller & Dan Miller drew Billy Red Lyons & Bobo Brazil
Tom Bradley beat Hard Boiled Haggerty
Waldo Von Erich beat Emile Dupre
Hans Schmidt vs Mike Valentino
att. 7,341

11/24/59 Kansas City, KS @ Memorial Hall
Bill Longson ddq Antonino Rocca, match ended in a near riot
NWA Champion Pat O’Connor beat Dick the Bruiser
Bob Ellis & Sonny Myers drew Bob Geigel & Kinji Shibuya 
Stan Lisowski drew Otto Von Krupp
Lorraine Johnson beat Judy Grover
Rock Hunter beat Harry Lewis
sponsored by Disabled American Veterans

11/25/59 Denver, CO @ Auditorium Arena
United States Champion Wilbur Snyder beat Reggie Lisowski on a 3rd fall dq
1 Lisowski won the first fall in 11:16
2 Snyder won the second in 8:58
3 Snyder won the third by dq in 7:40
Verne Gagne beat Dick the Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
1 Bruiser won the first fall in 15:16
2 Gagne won the second in 13:58
3 Gagne won the third by dq in 5:21
Women’s Champion June Byers beat Jill Hill (2-0)
Ernie Dusek vs Angelo Poffo – Canceled because Poffo reportedly was unable to make it to Denver due to bad weather
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
referee: Leo Bahl
Att: 3,000

11/26/59 Indianapolis, IN @ State Fair Coliseum 
Ray Shire & Roy Shire beat Dick the Bruiser & Yukon Eric
Crusher drew Don Eagle
Bob Ellis beat Gorgeous George
Angelo Poffo beat Dick Steinborn
Nick Bockwinkel beat Bronko Lubich
att: 13,000, gate: $26,000

11/27/59 Omaha, NE @ Civic Auditorium
Omaha World Champion Dr. X beat Dick the Bruiser COR
June Byers & Terry Ranier beat Bev Lehmer & Jackie Hammond
Otto Von Krupp beat Jerry Christy
Doug Gilbert beat Al Spindola

11/28/59 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
US Champion Dick The Bruiser beat Joe Brunetti
Gorgeous George beat Bronko Lubich
Whipper Billy Watson drew Hans Schmidt
Guy Brunetti drew Dick Steinborn
Dick ‘Mr. Michigan’ Garza beat Knobby McDonald
Chief Don Eagle beat Angelo Poffo
Att: 11,267, Gate: $24,318.75
att: 11,267

12/11/59 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium:
Dick The Bruiser beat Don Eagle 2/3
1 Bruiser won the 1st in 8:11
2 Eagle won the 2nd in 12:58
3 Bruiser took the 3rd
Chris Tolos & John Tolos drew Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti
Killer Lisowski drew Dr Big Bill Miller
Ilio DiPaulo beat Lenny Montana
Gorgeous George beat Donn Lewin
A crowd of 8,750 paid $17,737

12/12/59 Indianapolis, IN @ State Fair Coliseum
Ray Shire & Roy Shire beat Dick the Bruiser & Yukon Eric
Bill Dromo beat Roy Campbell
Crusher beat Happy Humphrey
Don Eagle beat Gino Angelo
Bob Ellis beat Gorgeous George
Women's Champion June Byers beat Lorraine Johnson
att: 13,000

12/17/59 Linton, IN @ High School Gymnasium
Dick The Bruiser vs Joe Blanchard
Gorgeous George vs Dick Steinborn
Gino Angelo vs Bill Dromo

12/25/59 Fort Wayne, IN   
Dick The Bruiser beat Bill Miller 
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti beat Mitsu Arakawa & Kinji Shibuya 
Joe Blanchard beat Bronko Lubich 
Lord Littlebrook beat Beau Brummel
Att: 6208

Credit the usual suspects. Indianapolis Mike Dupree & Tim Hornbaker. Denver Tim Hornbaker. Fort Wayne Tim Tassler. Detroit Jim Mandl, Rich Tito & Redman. Toledo Jim Mandl. Angola Will Morrisey. Not sure about Anderson, IN, maybe me or George Lentz. Kokomo George Lentz. Miami Beach Tim Hornbaker. Akron Don Luce. Buffalo Don Luce. Chicago Jim Melby & Tim Hornbaker. Cleveland Don Luce.

Note: Added two Miami Beach Cards

Note: Added three Akron cards

Note: Added one Buffalo card

Note: Added one Chicago card.

Note: Added a bunch of listings from newspaperarchive.com, mostly Cincinnati cards and Indiana cards. The site is still acting screwy so there might be more Bruiser listings there.

Notes: Added some Cleveland cards. Thanks to Indikator for pointing out where they were. Added more info on some Indiana cards from newspaperarchive.com.

Note: Added two more partial Detroit lineups from Redman.

Note: Added some Omaha and Lincoln Nebraska cards

Note: Added a few Florida cards and made some more edits.

Note: Made multiple corrections and additions on Detroit cards via Jim Mandl and Tim Hornbaker.



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