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The United States Title gets very confusing in 1961. Promoters Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle ran cards in a number of cities including Detroit, Indianapolis and Denver. Barnett and Doyle were in control of the United States Title. But each city at times had different United States Champions. Wilbur Snyder might have the strap in one city. Dick The Bruiser in another. Bob Ellis in another. And so on and so forth. OK that's easy to understand.

Roy Shire ran his first card in San Francisco on March 4, 1961. He was affiliated with Barnett and Doyle using much of the same talent in San Francisco and other Northern California cities. However Roy Shire created his own United States Champion in Ray Stevens who was known as Ray Shire everywhere else but the San Francisco territory for most of 1961. Ray Stevens wasn't the only one playing the name game. Hercules Cortez was Cortez in one city, Raoul Romero in another and Hercules Romero in another. When you see these types of things in the listings, it's not my mistake. That's just the way it was.

1/6/61 Buffalo, NY @ Memorial Auditorium
Dick The Bruiser beat Mike Gallagher
Bobo Brazil beat Doc Gallagher
Red Feather & Brown Panther beat Irish Jackie & Billy The Kid
Bearcat Wright beat Ramon Lopez
Miguel Perez beat Joe Lacorte
Joe Christie beat Billy Parks
att: 4,588

1/7/61 Cincinnati, OH @ Gardens
Original lineup
Dick the Bruiser & The Sheik vs Magnificent Maurice & Johnny Barend
Bobo Brazil vs Angelo Poffo
Red Bastien & Lou Bastien vs Juan Sebastian & Nick Kolonas
Frankie Talaber vs Golden Menace

1/7/61 Cincinnati, OH
Results from another source
Dick The Bruiser & The Sheik no contest Johnny Barend & Magnificent Maurice
Bobo Brazil beat Angelo Poffo
Bob Ellis beat Danno O’Shocker & Gregory Jarque
Frankie Talaber beat Golden Menace

1/12/61 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
Dick The Bruiser & Killer Kowalski beat Yukon Eric & Bob Ellis when Bruiser pinned Ellis in 9:30 of the 3rd fall
Red Bastien & Lou Bastien no contest Angelo Poffo & Bronco Lubich
Bobo Brazil beat Dr. X and unmasked him "but the Doctor left in a huffin' hurry and his identity is still a mystery."
Don Leo Jonathan beat Jack Wilson
Att: "3,128 paid critics"

1/13/61 Marion, IN
Dick The Bruiser beat Cowboy Bob Ellis

1/17/61 Kansas City, MO @ Municipal Auditorium
Bob Ellis vs The Sheik
Dick the Bruiser vs Yukon Eric
Bobo Brazil vs Pedro Godoy
John Paul Henning & Sonny Myers vs Lee Henning & Stan Stasiak
Ann Regan vs Pat Lyda

1/19/61 Denver, CO @ City Auditorium Arena
United States Champion Dick the Bruiser beat Bob Ellis 2/3 utc
1 Bruiser beat Ellis in 6:50
2 Ellis beat Bruiser in 5:52
3 Ellis could not continue
a bloody match, with Ellis bleeding profusely
Verne Gagne drew The Sheik 30:00
Yukon Eric beat Killer Kowalski with a bear hug
Wilbur Snyder beat Gene Kiniski 2/3
1 Kiniski beat Snyder
2 Snyder beat Kiniski
3 Snyder beat Kiniski when Gene refused to continue
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
in attendance: Johnny Doyle
promotional company: Barnett-Doyle Promotions
Denver Publicity Agent: Mark Schreiber
8,000 fans in attendance, record crowd with 2500-3500 fans turned away
gate: $20,000

1/24/61 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
Five foot high steel fence match, Referee Billy Schmae
Dick The Bruiser & Killer Kowalski beat Yukon Eric & Bob Ellis
1 Kowalski pinned Eric in 6:00 after a series of knee "jolts"
2 Eric beat Kowalski in 7:00 with a bear hug
3 Bruiser pinned Ellis
Red Bastien & Lou Bastien beat Ray Shire & Don Leo Jonathan when Lou pinned Don Leo in the 3rd fall after an atomic drop
The Sheik drew Bobo Brazil 20:00
Jack Allen drew Jack Wilson 20:00
Att: "2,735 cool cats"
Promoter: Joe Blanchard

1/25/61 Anderson, IN @ National Guard Armory
TV Taping
8 bouts featuring Red Bastien, Lou Bastien, Dick The Bruiser, Don Leo Jonathan, Dr. Big Bill Miller, Bob Ellis, Yukon Eric and many other top stars
Note: "Movies to be made of all bouts to be shown later on channel 4."

1/27/61 Buffalo, NY @ Memorial Auditorium
Bobo Brazil beat Dick The Bruiser
Fritz Von Erich beat Reggie Parks
Sato Keomuka drew Billy Red Lyons
Dick Beyer drew Mike Gallagher
Doc Gallagher beat Danno O'Shocker
Miguel Perez beat Larry Moquin

1/28/61 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
Bobo Brazil beat Dick The Bruiser dq
Roy Shire & Ray Shire vs Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti
Att: 16,852

2/2/61 Fort Wayne, IN
Dick The Bruiser & Killer Kowalski beat Bob Ellis & Yukon Eric
Don Leo Jonathan beat The Sheik
Red Bastien & Lou Bastien beat Chris Tolos & John Tolos

2/3/61 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
AWA Champion Dick the Bruiser no contest Yukon Eric
Ray Gunkel beat Gypsy Joe
Tiny Evans & Chief Little Eagle beat Danny Miller & Skull Murphy
Note: Bruiser was the United States Champion for Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle in Denver. Bruiser being billed as AWA Champion actually does makes some sense since Barnett's promotion in Indiana was often referred to as the American Wrestling Alliance.

2/8/61 Anderson, IN @ National Guard Armory
TV Taping
8 bouts featuring The Sheik, Yukon Eric, Red Bastien, Lou Bastien, Killer Kowalski, Dr. Big Bill Miller, Don Leo Jonathan and Pampero Firpo
Note: "Movies to be made of all bouts to be shown later on channel 4."

2/10/61 Indianapolis, IN
Yukon Eric beat Killer Kowalski dq
Dick The Bruiser beat Bobo Brazil
Red Bastien & Lou Bastien beat Masked Argentina Gauchos
Karl Gotch beat Frank Valois
Baby Cheryl beat Darling Dagmar
Joe Blanchard drew The Sheik
Pampero Firpo beat Guy Hill

2/11/61 Cincinnati, OH @ Gardens
Dick the Bruiser vs The Sheik
Red Bastien & Lou Bastien vs The Argentina Gauchos
Bobo Brazil vs Bill Miller
Note: Bruiser & Bobo wrestled in Milwaukee that night.

2/11/61 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
Two Referees Jack Wilson (inside the ring) and Bobby Schmae (outside the ring)
Bobo Brazil beat Dick The Bruiser on a reverse decision in the 3rd fall
Verne Gagne & Yukon Eric beat Chris Tolos & John Tolos
Wilbur Snyder beat The Sheik dq in 17:00
Killer Kowalski beat Bobby Managoff in 21:00
Baby Cheryl beat Darling Dagmar
Pampero Firpo beat Guy Hill via pin
Att: "a turn away gathering of 9,650", Gate: $17,797.30
Promoter: Joe Blanchard

2/14/61 Kansas City, MO @ Municipal Auditorium
Dick the Bruiser vs Bobo Brazil
Bob Ellis vs The Sheik
The Medics vs Sonny Myers & John Paul Henning
Dot Dotson vs Millie Stafford
Tommy O’Toole vs Billy Cox
Happy Humphrey vs Lee Henning

2/16/61 Fort Wayne, IN
Dick The Bruiser & Killer Kowalski vs Yukon Eric & Joe Blanchard
Ethel Johnson & Ramona Teselle beat Babs Wingo & Louise Green
Don Leo Jonathan beat Ray Shire
Att: 5,013

2/17/61 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
Dick the Bruiser vs Yukon Eric
Judy Grable vs Rita Cortez
Gypsy Joe & Skull Murphy vs Bill Dromo & Chief Little Eagle
Juan Harkey vs Guy Mitchell

2/18/61 Cincinnati, OH
The Sheik beat Dick The Bruiser
Bobo Brazil drew Bill Miller
Johnny Barend & Magnificent Maurice beat Bobby Managoff & Joe Blanchard
Red Bastien & Lou Bastien beat The Argentine Gauchos
Cowboy Bradley & Lord Littlebrook beat Bull Brummel & Tiny Roe

2/25/61 Detroit, MI
Argentina Rocca & Bobo Brazil beat Roy Shire & Ray Shire
Raoul Romero beat Angelo Savoldi
Pampero Firpo drew Emile Dupre
Bobo Brazil (Champion) was supposed to wrestle Dick The Bruiser For The US Title Match where any-thing goes - No DQ,No Time Limit,No Fouls and No Limit on the number of falls but Dick The Bruiser did not show up because of bad weather. Cowboy Bob Ellis was supposed to be with Argentina Rocca as the tag team partner against Roy & Ray Shire but Bob Ellis did not show up because of bad weather. Killer Kowalski vs. Joe Blanchard - Both of them did not show up because of bad weather.

2/27/61 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
Fight To The Finish Match
Dick The Bruiser beat Bobo Brazil in 33:00 to regain the US Title when Brazil suffered a neck injury and was unable to continue
Billy Red Lyons (sub Ilio DiPaulo) & Joe Blanchard beat Doc Gallagher & Mike Gallagher (subs for Chris Tolos & John Tolos)
Raoul Romero beat Vic Christy
Emile Dupre beat Jesus Chausson
att: 16,363 (an estimated 10,000 were turned away); gate: $42,256

3/1/61 Denver, CO @ City Auditorium Arena
Bobo Brazil beat Dick the Bruiser 2/3 to capture the United States Title
1 Bruiser pinned Brazil in 9:50 after a knee drop
2 Brazil pinned Bruiser in 2:20 after a series of headbutts
3 Brazil beat Bruiser when the referee stopped the match because Bruiser was bleeding profusely
Antonino Rocca beat The Sheik in 12:01
Mitsu Arakawa beat Danny Loos Jr. in 6:45
Verne Gagne beat Angelo Savoldi in 12:08
Ray Shire beat Bill Melby 2/3
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
referee: Rex Mayes
8,000 fans with 3,000 fans turned away
gate: $19,000-$20,000

3/2/61 Fort Wayne, IN
Bobo Brazil beat Dick The Bruiser
Don Leo Jonathan & Bill Miller beat Red Bastien & Lou Bastien
Darling Dagmar beat Baby Cheryl
Att: 7,447
Note: Newspaper said Brazil won US title and Bruiser was a bloody mess after match

3/3/61 Marion, IN
Yukon Eric beat Dick The Bruiser dq
June Byers beat Kathleen Wimbley
Bobby Managoff drew Joe Blanchard

3/7/61 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
Dick The Bruiser beat Bobo Brazil when Brazil was unable to continue in 3rd fall after missing a drop kick
1 Bruiser pinned Brazil
2 Brazil pinned Bruiser
3 Brazil missed a drop kick and was unable to continue. "It took him 15 minutes to revive and get to the dressing room."
Antonino Rocca beat Einar Olson
Verhe Gagne & Yukon Eric beat Pampero Firpo & Baron Gattoni
Karl Gotch beat Fritz Von Goering via pin
Killer Kowalski beat Bob Rasmussen
Att: "6,712 fans", Gate: $14,252.80
Promoter: Joe Blanchard

Ad in Newspaper
3/9/61 Anderson, IN @ National Guard Armory
TV Taping
8 bouts featuring Verne Gagne, Argentina Rocca, Dick The Bruiser, Angelo Savoldi, Killer Kowalski, Karl Gotch, Yukon Eric, Joe Blanchard and many other top stars
Note: "Movies to be made of all bouts to be shown later on Channel 4"

3/11/61 Indianapolis, IN
Dick The Bruiser beat Bobo Brazil
Argentina Rocca beat Angelo Savoldi
Red Bastien & Lou Bastien beat Ray Shire & Baron Gattoni
La Chona LaClaire & Elaine Ellis beat Mary Hillis & Lola LaRay
Fritz Von Goering beat Vic Christy
Hercules Cortez beat Mike Valentino

3/16/61 Fort Wayne, IN
Bobo Brazil beat Dick The Bruiser
Ray Shire beat Bobby Managoff dq
Red Bastien & Lou Bastien beat Bill Miller & Don Leo Jonathan

3/24/61 Cincinnati, OH @ Garden
Dick The Bruiser, Dr. Bill Miller, Leo Nomellini and Joe Blanchard in action
Results from another source listed below.

3/24/61 Cincinnati, OH
The Sheik beat Dick The Bruiser
Bill Miller drew Joe Blanchard
Killer Kowalski beat Bob Rasmussen
Leo Nomellini beat Greg Jarque
Frankie Talaber beat Eric Von Brock

3/25/61 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
Dick The Bruiser beat Killer Kowalski
Bobo Brazil & Leo Nomellini beat Chris Tolos & John Tolos
Antonino Rocca beat Don Leo Jonathan
Bruno Sammartino (sub Swede Olson) beat Angelo Savoldi
Bob Ellis beat Bob Rasmussen (sub Dr. Big Bill Miller)
Karl Gotch beat Fritz Von Goering
Att: 11,470; gate: $26,277

3/29/61 Denver, CO @ Coliseum
Dick the Bruiser beat Bobo Brazil 2/3 to regain the United States Title
1 Bruiser pinned Bobo in 7:26 after a knee drop
2 Bobo pinned Bruiser in 1:47 after a coco bump
3 Bruiser pinned Bobo in 2:11 after Brazil missed a coco bump
Women’s Champion June Byers beat Penny Banner in 14:48
Bob Ellis & Wilbur Snyder beat Ray Shire & Roy Shire 2/3
1 Ray Shire pinned Snyder in 16:01
2 Snyder pinned Roy Shire in 6:08
3 Ellis pinned Roy in 2:55
Antonino Rocca beat Lou Whitson 2-0
1 Rocca beat Whitson in 10:35
2 Rocca beat Whitson in 58 seconds with a backbreaker
Bill Melby beat Angelo Savoldi in 18:08
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
in attendance: Johnny Doyle
Att: 8,528 fans, gate: $22,711

3/30/61 San Francisco, CA @ Cow Palace
Bob Ellis & Argentina Rocca beat Mitsu Arakawa & Eric Von Krupp
NWA Champion Pat O'Connor beat Ernie Dusek
Ray Stevens beat Bill Melby
Don Leo Jonathan beat Tim Geohagen
Dick the Bruiser beat Angelo Savoldi
Hombre Montana beat Chico Garcia
att: 7,921
Note: Roy Shire's 2nd card

4/1/61 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
Antonino Rocca beat Dick The Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
Leo Nomellini beat Angelo Savoldi
Verne Gagne & Bob Ellis beat Masked Gauchos
Babs Wingo won a 5 woman Battle Royal
Also in Battle Royal: Lulu Mae Provo, Ramona Isbell, Louise Greene and Pearl Bates
Att: 8,552
Promoter: Joe Blanchard

4/4/61 Indianapolis, IN
Bobo Brazil drew Dick The Bruiser
Ray Shire & Art Neilson ddq Scufflin Hillbillies
Handicap Match
Haystacks Calhoun beat Jack Terry & Gregory Jarque
Bruno Sammartino beat Herb Gerwig
Prince Koko beat Bob Rasmussen

4/5/61 Anderson, IN @ National Guard Armory
TV Taping
8 bouts featuring Ray Shire, Art Neilson, Argentina Rocca, Joe Blanchard, Haystack Calhoun, Killer Kowalski, Angelo Savoldi and many other top stars
Note: "Movies to be made of all bouts to be shown later on Channel 4"

4/7/61 Terre Haute, IN @ Armory
Dick The Bruiser vs Joe Blanchard
Red Bastien & Lou Bastien vs Ray Shire & Art Neilson
plus one more bout featuring members of the opposing tag teams

4/8/61 Nappanee, IN
Scufflin Hillbillies drew Masked Gauchos
Dick The Bruiser beat Bobo Brazil
Denny Hall beat Allen Small

4/12/61 Martinsville, IN @ High School Gym
Dick The Bruiser vs Cowboy Bob Ellis 2/3 60:00
Johnny Weaver Vs Emile Dupre
Haystack Calhoun vs Judo Jack Terry

4/13/61 Fort Wayne, IN
Dick The Bruiser beat Argentina Rocca
Cowboy Bob Ellis & Johnny Weaver beat Art Neilson & Ray Shire

4/14/61 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
Cage Match
AWA Champion Dick the Bruiser beat Bob Ellis
Southern Tag Team Champions Gypsy Joe & Skull Murphy beat Guy Mitchell & Chief Little Eagle
Bob Rasmussen vs Jim Burke
Tiny Evans vs Jolly Charlie

4/15/61 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
US Champion Dick The Bruiser beat Leo Nomellini on a 3rd fall COR
Verne Gagne beat Gene Kiniski
Bobo Brazil beat Bill Miller
Killer Kowalski beat Emil Dupre
Gene Big Daddy Lipscomb beat Frank Valois
Johnny Weaver beat Joe Swiderski
Jack Allen (sub Bruno Sammartino) beat Prince Koko
att: 5,672

4/19/61 Anderson, IN @ National Guard Armory
TV Taping
8 bouts featuring Bob Ellis, Dick The Bruiser, The Sheik, Bobo Brazil, Johnny Weaver, Red Bastien, Art Neilson, Ray Shire and many more
Note: "Movies to be made of all bouts to be shown later on Channel 4"

4/21/61 Denver, CO @ Coliseum
Antonino Rocca beat United States Champion Dick the Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
1 Bruiser beat Rocca in 8:51
2 Rocca beat Bruiser in 5:20
3 Bruiser was dq'ed
the title did not change hands because of the dq
the announcer declared Rocca the new champion, and the audience erupted, only to have the referee decide that Bruiser was disqualified – thus, no title change
Wilbur Snyder beat Dr. X 2/3
1 Dr. X beat Snyder in 6:40
2 Snyder beat Dr. X in 6:41
3 Snyder beat Dr. X in 3:57
Dr. X was revealed to be Dr. Bill Miller
Verne Gagne beat Stan Kowalski in 16:56 with a sleeper hold
Karl Gotch drew Angelo Savoldi 20:00
Cowboy Bradley beat Tiny Roe in 12:12
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
referee: Bob Sauer
announcer: Sam Seigel
Att: 7,800 fans, gate: $18,249

4/22/61 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
Big Daddy Lipscomb beat Angelo Savoldi
Antonino Rocca beat Dick The Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
Bobo Brazil beat The Sheik
Scufflin Hillbillies beat Masked Gauchos
Red Bastien & Lou Bastien beat Emile DuPre & Johnny Weaver
Att: 5,005
Promoter: Joe Blanchard

4/24/61 Charleston, WV @ Civic Center
US Champion Dick The Bruiser vs Negro Champion Bobo Brazil
Bob Ellis vs Don Leo Jonathan
The Sheik vs Emile DuPre
Red Bastien & Lou Bastien vs Art Neilson & Ray Shire

4/25/61 Kansas City, KS
Dick The Bruiser beat Bobo Brazil
Antonino Rocca beat Angelo Savoldi
Bob Ellis drew Killer Kowalski
John Paul Henning & Sonny Myers beat The Medics
Ann Regan & Cowboy Bradley beat Pat Lyda & Tiny Roe

4/27/61 Fort Wayne, IN
Argentina Rocca beat Dick The Bruiser dq
June Byers beat Penny Banner
Gene Lipscomb beat Prince Koko
Kid McCoy beat Angelo Savoldi

4/28/61 Indianapolis, IN
Argentina Rocca beat Dick The Bruiser dq
Ray Shire & Art Neilson beat The Scufflin Hillbillies
Haystack Calhoun & Yukon Eric beat Prince Koko & Jack Terry
Gene Lipscomb beat Angelo Savoldi
Ethel Johnson & Ramon Isbell beat Mary Reynolds & Lola LaRay
Emile Dupre beat Billy The Kid McCoy

4/29/61 Cincinnati, OH
Art Neilson & Ray Shire drew Red Bastein & Lou Bastien
Dick The Bruiser & The Sheik beat Haystack Calhoun & Yukon Eric
Cowboy Bob Ellis beat Italian Angel
Bruno Sammartino beat Jack Terry
Billy Frazer drew Danny Hall
Note: Italian Angel hmmm. Seen Russian Angel listed more frequently.

5/3/61 Anderson, IN @ National Guard Armory
TV Taping
8 bouts featuring Red Bastien, Lou Bastien, Scufflin Hillbilly Rip Collins, Scufflin Hillbilly Chuck Conley, Don Leo Jonathan, Johnny Weaver, Bob Ellis, Bruno Sammartino, Ray Shire, Art Neilson and many other top stars
Note: "Movies to be made of all bouts to be shown later on Channel 4"

5/5/61 Marion, IN
Scufflin Hillbillies beat Art Neilson & Danno O’Shocker
Dick The Bruiser ddq The Sheik
Johnny Weaver drew Joe Blanchard

5/6/61 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
US Champion Dick The Bruiser beat Cowboy Bob Ellis 2/3
Killer Kowalski beat Haystack Calhoun
Ray Shire & Art Neilson beat Emile Dupre & Johnny Weaver
Lou Klein beat Herb Gerwig
Bruno Sammartino beat Judo Jack Terry
Ray Shire drew Red Bastien

5/10/61 Denver, CO @ Coliseum
Lumberjack Match
Dick the Bruiser beat Yukon Eric 2/3
1 Eric beat Bruiser in 5:55
2 Bruiser beat Eric in 5:40
3 Bruiser beat Eric with some outside help from Killer Kowalski
Bill Melby drew Roy Shire 20:00
Ramona Isbell & Ethel Johnson beat Lulu Mae & Babs Wingo 2-0
Bobo Brazil beat Mitsu Arakawa in 6:03
Bob Ellis drew Killer Kowalski 20:00
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
Att: 7,439 fans, gate: $19,716

5/11/61 Fort Wayne, IN
Lumberjack Match ]
Dick The Bruiser beat Yukon Eric
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Red Bastien & Lou Bastien
Killer Kowalski beat Haystacks Calhoun

5/12/61 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
Wilbur Snyder beat AWA Champion Dick the Bruiser
Bob Rasmussen & Ronnie Hill & Guy Mitchell beat Jerry Graham & Gypsy Joe & Skull Murphy

5/13/61 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
Lumberjack Match, No dq, No countouts
Dick The Bruiser beat Yukon Eric
Referee Einar Olsen
Haystack Calhoun & Scufflin Hillbillies beat Art Neilson & Masked Gauchos 2-0
Handicap Match
Haysyack Calhoun beat Masked Gauchos dq
Red Bastien & Lou Bastien beat Tiny Mills & his brother (May have been Albert Mills, Stan Mills or even Doug Mills)
Att: "6,132 enthusiasts"
Promoter: Joe Blanchard

5/19/61 Indianapolis, IN
Dick The Bruiser beat Yukon Eric
Ray Shire & Art Neilson beat Red Bastien & Lou Bastien
Scufflin Hillbillies beat The Gauchos
Haystacks Calhoun beat Russian Angel
Joe Blanchard beat Jack Terry

5/20/61 Cincinnati, OH
Dick The Bruiser & The Sheik beat Haystacks Calhoun & Yukon Eric
Killer Kowalski beat Joe Blanchard
Scufflin Hillbillies beat Masked Gauchos
Beau Brummel beat Lord Littlebrook

5/22/61 Anderson, IN @ National Guard Armory
TV Taping
8 bouts featuring Dick The Bruiser, Red Bastien, Lou Bastien, Bob Ellis, The Sheik, Ray Shire, Art Neilson and many other top stars
Note: "Movies to be made of all bouts to be shown later on Channel 4"

5/25/61 Fort Wayne, IN
Killer Kowalski drew Dick The Bruiser
Ray Shire & Art Neilson beat Red Bastien & Lou Bastien
Don Leo Jonathan beat Johnny Weaver
Att: 2,034

5/27/61 Atlanta, GA @ Ponce De Leon Park
No dq Lumberjack Match
AWA Champion Dick the Bruiser beat Yukon Eric
Jerry Graham beat Argentina Rocca
Southern Tag Team Champions Bob Rasmussen & Guy Mitchell beat Angelo Savoldi & Gypsy Joe
Darling Dagmar beat Baby Cheryl
Negro Southern Champion Bobo Brazil beat Tiny Jackson

5/30/61 Kansas City, MO @ Municipal Auditorium
Dick the Bruiser & Killer Kowalski beat Bobo Brazil & Yukon Eric 2/3
Haystack Calhoun beat Happy Humphrey in 4:13
The Sheik beat Thor Hagen in 9:36
Bob Ellis beat Rocky Lee in 5:52
John Paul Henning beat Jack Terry in 1:10
Referees: Frank Altman, Tommy O’Toole and Sam Menacker.

6/3/61 Cincinnati, OH @ Garden
Dick The Bruiser & The Sheik vs Red Bastien & Lou Bastien
Don Leo Jonathan vs Bruno Sammartino
World Tag Team Champions Art Neilson & Ray Shire vs The Hillbillies Chuck Conley & Rip Collins 2/3

6/5/61 Leamington, Ontario, Canada
Dick The Bruiser vs Bob Ellis
Bobo Brazil vs Killer Kowalski
Herb Gerwig vs Lou Klein

6/6/61 Greeley, CO @ Community Building
Dick The Bruiser beat Bobo Brazil 2/3
Killer Kowalski drew Don Leo Jonathan
Jack Pesek beat Danny Hoos Jr. (sub Black Panther)
Note: Clipping actually says John Pesek but I doubt The Tigerman was wrestling in 1961.

6/7/61 Denver, CO @ Coliseum
Dick the Bruiser dcor Haystack Calhoun in 3rd fall
1 Bruiser pinned Calhoun in 5 minutes after  a knee drop
2 Calhoun beat Bruiser in 2:54
3 Both men were counted out of the ring
Bob Ellis beat The Sheik 2/3
1 The Sheik pinned Ellis in 9:37 after pummeling Ellis with a stick
2 Ellis pinned The Sheik in 4:38 after a bulldog headlock
3 Ellis beat The Sheik in 4:28
Don Leo Jonathan beat Jack Terry in 10:58
Killer Kowalski beat Jack Pesek (billed as John Pesek) in 12:46 with an abdominal claw
Bobo Brazil beat Dan Miller in 20:35
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
Att: 5,043 fans, gate: $13,236

6/9/61 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
AWA Champion Dick the Bruiser beat Ray Gunkel dq
Jerry Graham beat Doug Kinslow
Tiny Evans & Gypsy Joe beat Bob Rasmussen & Guy Mitchell
Marco Polo beat Mark Stone

6/10/61 New Castle, IN
Dick The Bruiser beat Bobo Brazil
Haystack Calhoun beat Don Leo Jonathan dq
The Hillbillies drew The Gauchos
Johnny Weaver beat Jack Terry

Ad in Newspaper
6/12/61 Anderson, IN @ National Guard Armory
TV Taping
12 bouts featuring Dick The Bruiser, Haystack Calhoun, The Sheik, Joe Blanchard, Ray Shire, Art Neilson, Don Leo Jonathan and many other top stars
Note: "Movies to be made of all bouts to be shown later on Channel 4"

Results from 6/14/61 Anderson Herald
Art Neilson & Ray Shire beat Danno O'Shocker & Herb Gerwig
Bob Ellis beat Mike Valentino
Don Leo Jonathan beat Mike Tracy
Bobo Brazil beat Frank Bowa
Dick The Bruiser beat Tony Simon
Tiny Smith beat Tony Angelo
The Sheik beat Tony Simon
Bobo Brazil beat Juan Sebastian
Bob Ellis beat Greg Jarque
Dick The Bruiser beat Danno O'Shocker
Scufflin Hillbillies beat Mike Valentino & Tony Angelo
Don Leo Jonathan beat Greg Jarque
Tiny Smith beat Dick The Bruiser & Frank Bowa
The Sheik beat Mike Tracy
Haystack Calhoun beat Juan Sebastian
Dick The Bruiser beat Herb Gerwig

6/13/61 Indianapolis, IN
Dick The Bruiser beat Haystack Calhoun
Beau Brummel & Tiny Roe beat Cowboy Bradley & Lord Littlebrook
Don Leo Jonathan drew Joe Blanchard
Johnny Weaver beat Danno O’Shocker

6/16/61 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
Boxing Match
Ray Gunkel beat Dick the Bruiser dq
Women’s Champion Fabulous Moolah beat Ann Laverne
Marco Polo beat Jerry Graham dq
Doug Kinslow & Guy Mitchell drew Mark Stone & Gypsy Joe

6/17/61 Cincinnati, OH
The Sheik beat Rip Hawk
Red Bastien & Lou Bastien drew Scufflin Hillbillies Chuck Conley & Rip Collins
Dick The Bruiser beat Johnny Weaver
Joe Blanchard beat Russian Angel

6/23/61 Detroit, MI @ Briggs Stadium
US Champion Dick The Bruiser beat Bobo Brazil 2/3
NWA Champion Pat O'Connor beat Don Leo Jonathan
Verne Gagne beat Kinji Shibuya
Haystack Calhoun drew Killer Kowalski
Bob Ellis beat Roy Shire
Sheik of Araby beat Emil Dupre
Johnny Weaver beat Taro Myaki
Cowboy Bradley & Lord Littlebrook beat Bull Brummel & Tiny Roe
Red Bastien & Lou Bastien drew Art Neilson & Ray Shire
att: 11,097, gate: $36,866
Note: Gagne's AWA Title was not recognized in newspaper reports.

6/24/61 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
Referee Judo Jack Terry
Dick The Bruiser beat Haystack Calhoun
Referee Dick Wilkinson
Bob Ellis beat The Sheik on a 3rd fall COR
1 Sheik beat Ellis
2 Ellis beat Sheik
3 Sheik was counted out of the ring
Wilbur Snyder & Leo Nomellini beat Tiny Mills & Stan Mills 2-0 in 15:00
Lord Littlebrook & Cowboy Bradley beat Bull Brumell & Tiny Roe
Tarzan Kowalski drew Johnny Weaver 20:00
Att: "2,278 rooters"
Promoter: Joe Blanchard

6/27/61 Indianapolis, IN
Red Bastien & Lou Bastien beat Ray Shire & Art Neilson to win AWA Tag Team Title
Dick The Bruiser beat Haystack Calhoun
Killer Kowalski beat Emile Dupre
Bobo Brazil beat Tony Angelo
Joe Blanchard beat Hans Hermann

6/28/61 Greeley, CO @ Community Building
Dick The Bruiser beat Haystack Calhoun 2/3
1 Calhoun pinned Bruiser in 5:55
2 Bruiser beat Calhoun in 4:35
3 Bruiser beat Calhoun in 8:12
Bobo Brazil & Don Leo Jonathan beat Ray Shire & Judo Jack Terry 2-0, 1st fall by dq
Bobo Brazil beat Ray Shire via pin in 6:37 after a coco butt
Don Leo Jonathan beat Judo Jack Terry via pin in 10:49

6/29/61 Salt Lake City, UT @ Fair Grounds Coliseum
US Champion Dick The Bruiser vs Bobo Brazil
Haystack Calhoun, Wilbur Snyder, Don Leo Jonathan, Judo Jack Terry and many other great stars in action
Note: Bruiser said be be "unbeaten in 2,000 bouts."

6/30/61 Denver, CO @ Coliseum
Special Referee: Sam Menacker
Dick the Bruiser & Killer Kowalski beat Bobo Brazil & Haystack Calhoun on a 3rd fall COR
1 Kowalski won the first fall in 7:54 with an abdominal claw
2 Brazil won the second with a coco bump in 5:08
3 Calhoun was counted out when he fell from the ring
Ox Anderson beat Jack Terry in 11:07
Leo Nomellini drew Ben Sharpe 20:00
Wilbur Snyder beat Ben Sharpe in 12:45 with an abdominal stretch
Don Leo Jonathan beast Ox Anderson in 5:30
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
Att: 4,500 fans

7/3/61 Augusta, GA @ Bell Auditorium
AWA Champion Dick the Bruiser vs Bob Ellis
Marco Polo vs Gypsy Joe
Bobo Brazil vs McKinley Pickens

7/4/61 Atlanta, GA @ Ponce De Leon Park
Argentina Rocca beat AWA Champion Dick the Bruiser dq
Ray Gunkel beat Jerry Graham
Bob Ellis beat Angelo Savoldi
Negro Men’s Southern Champion Bobo Brazil beat McKinley Pickens
Marcel Semard & Tiny Bell beat Pee Wee Lopez & Farmer McGruder
Brenda Reid beat Peggy Allen
Gypsy Joe beat Johnny Reid

7/7/61 Kansas City, MO @ Municipal Auditorium
Dick The Bruiser beat Haystacks Calhoun 2/3
Rip Hawk (sub Ray shire) & Art Neilson beat Scufflin Hillbillies 2/3
Bobo Brazil drew The Sheik 30:00
The Bat (sub John Paul Henning) drew Bobby Graham 20:00
Jessica Rogers beat Peggy King

7/8/61 Angola, IN @ Buck Lake Ranch
Dick the Bruiser vs Bob Ellis
Haystacks Calhoun vs Don Leo Jonathan
Scufflin Hillbillies vs Russian Angel & Judo Jack Terry

7/11/61 Indianapolis, IN
Dick The Bruiser beat Yukon Eric
Bob Ellis & Bobo Brazil beat The Gauchos
Tiny Smith beat Tony Angelo
Danno O’Shocker drew Chuck Conley
Rip Collins beat Bill Frazier

7/14/61 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
NWA Champion Buddy Rogers beat Red Bastien
Lumberjack Match
US Champion Dick The Bruiser beat Yukon Eric
Lou Bastien & Dan O`Shocker beat The Gauchos
Bearcat Wright beat Art Neilson
Cowboy Bob Ellis drew Don Leo Jonathan
Tiny Smith beat Judo Jack Terry
Haystack Calhoun beat Frank Valois

7/17/61 Muncie, IN @ Delaware County Fairgrounds
TV Taping
15 or more matches
featuring Dick The Bruiser, Bob Ellis, Pat O'Connor, The Sheik, Yukon Eric, Killer Kowalski, Don Leo Jonathan, Bobo Brazil, Joe Blanchard, Johnny Weaver, Dino Bravo, Dominic Bravo, Rip Hawk, Stan Neilson, Danny Hodge, The Gauchos, Tiny Smith, Red Bastien, Lou Bastien and many other top stars
"Gigantic Tape Show which will be Telecast at a later date on WTTV--Channel 4."

7/19/61 Denver, CO @ Coliseum
Bob Ellis beat Dick the Bruiser 2/3 to capture the United States Title on a reverse decision in the 3rd fall
3 Bruiser had initially won the third fall, but had received help from Killer Kowalski
the referee reversed the decision, disqualifying Bruiser
Killer Kowalski beat Jack Pesek billed as John Pesek in 22:00
Pat O’Connor beat Art Neilson in 16:50)
Red Bastien & Lou Bastien beat Killer Kowalski & Art Neilson
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
referee: Leo Bahl
Att: 4,500 fans, gate: $9,351

7/21/61 Hazel Park, MI @ Hazel Park Race Track
Verne Gagne beat Dick The Bruiser to win US Title
Yukon Eric & Haystack Calhoun vs Don Leo Jonathan & Killer Kowalski
Bobo Brazil vs Judo Jack Terry

7/22/61 Fort Wayne, IN
Rained Out
Dick The Bruiser vs Bob Ellis
Haystacks Calhoun & Tiny Smith vs Sheik & Killer Kowalski (mgr. Rip Hawk)

7/22/61 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
Bob Ellis beat Dick The Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Red Bastien & Lou Bastien
Tiny Smith beat Killer Kowalski dq
Pat O'Connor beat Russian Angel
Bobo Brazil beat Jack Wilson
Att: 3,840
Promoter: Joe Blanchard

7/25/61 Kansas City, MO @ Municipal Auditorium
Dick The Bruiser beat Bob Ellis 2/3
Tiny Smith beat Don Leo Jonathan dq
Bobo Brazil beat Larry Hennig (sub Rip Hawk)
Bobby Graham & Sonny Myers beat Buddy Austin & The Bat 2/3
Ray Gordon beat Carlos Rodriguez

7/28/61 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
Cage Match
Bob Ellis beat Dick the Bruiser dq
The Sheik beat Johnny Reid
Ray Gunkel beat Tommy Bell
Guy Mitchell & Marco Polo beat Gypsy Joe & the Masked Phantom
Marco Polo drew Guy Mitchell

7/29/61 Cincinatti, OH @ Garden
Dick The Bruiser vs Bobo Brazil
Red Bastien & Lou Bastien vs Art Neilson & Stan Neilson
Tiny Smith vs Russian Angel
Dino Bravo & Dominic Bravo vs Masked Argentina Gauchos
Don Leo Jonathan vs Ernie Watters

Results from another source
7/29/61 Cincinnati, OH
Dick The Bruiser beat Bobo Brazil
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Red Bastien & Lou Bastien
Dino Bravo & Dominic Bravo beat The Gauchos
Don Leo Jonathan beat Jim Grabmire

Ad in Newspaper
7/31/61 Anderson, IN @ National Guard Armory
TV Taping
12 bouts featuring Pat O'Connor, Killer Kowalski, Rip Hawk, Dino Bravo, Dominic Bravo, Art Neilson, Stan Neilson, Bobo Brazil, Tiny Smith, Johnny Weaver, Bob Ellis
Note: "Movies to be made of all bouts to be shown later on Channel 4"

8/1/61 Salt Lake City, UT @ Coliseum
US Champion Dick The Bruiser vs Bob Ellis
Ray Shire & Roy Shire also in action
Plus other TV stars

8/4/61 Indianapolis, IN
TV Taping
Pat O’Connor beat Jack Allen
Pat O’Connor beat Russian Angel
Cowboy Bob Ellis beat Dick The Bruiser
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Red Bastien & Lou Bastien
Angelo Poffo & Bronco Lubich beat The Hillbillies
Dino Bravo & Dominic Bravo beat Tiny Smith & Killer Kowalski
Joe Blanchard & Bobo Brazil beat The Gauchos
Angelo Poffo & Bronco Lubich beat Dino Bravo & Dominic Bravo
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Joe Blanchard & Bobo Brazil
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Angelo Poffo & Bronco Lubich

8/5/61 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
Scheduled Barbed Wire did not arrive for this match. So this bout was billed as a Texas Death Match. Referee: Billy Schmae
US Champion Bob Ellis beat Dick The Bruiser 2/3
1 Bruiser pinned Ellis
2 Ellis pinned Bruiser after a bulldog headlock and body slam
3 Ellis pinned Bruiser with an assist from Tint Smith
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson & The Sheik beat Red Bastien & Lou Bastien & Tiny Smith
Bobo Brazil beat Marquis De Paree (sub Guy Hill) via pin in 17:00 after a Koko Bonk
Penny Banner drew Kathleen Wimbley 20:00
Att: "3,660 loyalists"
Note: The Milwaukee Sentinel billed the bout as a Texas Death Match but their were only three falls. Reads like a regular match to me. The Milwaukee Sentinel also wondered how and where Ellis won the US Title in the first place.
Promoter: Joe Blanchard

8/10/61 Denver, CO @ Coliseum
Texas Death Match
Bob Ellis & Pat O’Connor beat Dick the Bruiser & Killer Kowalski
Ellis and O’Connor won seven of ten falls
O’Connor won the final fall in 3:10
Bobo Brazil beat Tiny Mills in 11:57
Verne Gagne beat Joe Blanchard in 15:52
Wilbur Snyder beat “Big” Bill Miller dq
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
Att: 4,485 fans, gate: $11,906

8/12/61 Angola, IN @ Buck Lake Ranch
Dick The Bruiser vs Tiny Smith
Dominic Bravo & Dino Bravo vs Masked Gauchos
Joe Blanchard vs Johnny Weaver

8/16/61 Cedar Rapids, IA @ Memorial Coliseum
Dick The Bruiser beat Bobo Brazil 2/3
Wilbur Snyder vs Tiny Mills
Bobby Managoff vs Rocky Hamilton
Dan Miller vs Emil Dusek
Att: "A crowd of 1,125 paid"
Note: Only result listed.

8/17/61 Kokomo, IN @ Speedway
Dick The Bruiser beat US Champion Bob Ellis on a 3rd fall dq
1 Bruiser beat Ellis
2 Ellis beat Bruiser
3 Ellis was dq'ed for hitting Bruiser and the referee with a chair
Johnny Weaver & Tiny Smith beat Masked Gauchos 2/3
Johnny Weaver drew one of the Gauchos
Promoter: Bill Lipkey
Att: "about 1.200 fans"
Note: Ellis took the title away from Bruiser in Indianapolis "a few weeks ago."

8/18/61 Terre Haute, IN @ Memorial Stadium
Dick The Bruiser vs Bob Ellis
Tiny Smith vs Russian Angel 2/3 60:00
Joe Blanchard & Johnny Weaver vs Angelo Poffo & Bronko Lubich

8/19/61 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
Dick The Bruiser beat Tiny Smith 2/3
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Dino Bravo & Dominic Bravo
NWA Champion Buddy Rogers beat Bob Ellis 2/3
Wilbur Snyder beat Russian Angel
Angelo Poffo drew Johnny Weaver
Dale Lewis beat Dan Miller
Att: 2,744
Promoter: Joe Blanchard

8/22/61 Evansville, IN
Dick The Bruiser beat Bobo Brazil
Killer Kowalski beat Tiny Smith
Angelo Poffo drew Johnny Weaver
Don Leo Jonathan beat Joe Blanchard

8/24/61 Kokomo, IN @ Speedway
No dq Match, Referee Lou Thomas
Bob Ellis no contest Dick The Bruiser in 3rd fall
1 Bruiser beat Ellis
2 Ellis beat Bruiser
3 Both Bruiser & Ellis beat up the referee. So much for the no dq stipulation.
Don Leo Jonathan (sub The Sheik) drew Johnny Weaver
Joe Blanchard beat Russian Angel (sub Don Leo Jonathan)
Ramona Isbell & Ethel Johnson beat Lulu Mae Provo & Babs Wingo 2/3
Att: "largest crowd of the season about 1,400"
Promoter: Bill Lipkey

8/26/61 Cincinatti, OH
Dick The Bruiser beat Yukon Eric
Bronko Lubich drew Joe Blanchard
The Gauchos beat Tiny Smith
Cowboy Bob Ellis beat Russian Angel
Angelo Poffo beat Wee Willie Davis

8/30/61 Detroit, MI
US Champion Verne Gagne beat Dick The Bruiser
NWA Champion Buddy Rogers beat Ray Stern

8/31/61 Denver, CO @ Coliseum
Dick the Bruiser beat Bob Ellis to capture 2/3 the United States Title
1 Brusier pinned Ellis in 2:34 after a kneedrop
2 Ellis pinned Bruiser in 2:40 with a series of bulldog headlocks
3 Bruiser beat Ellis in 13:44
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Dominic Bravo & Johnny Weaver 2/3
Gorgeous George beat Dan Miller
Bobo Brazil drew Killer Kowalski 30:00
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle

9/1/61 Buffalo, NY @ Memorial Auditorium
Ilio DiPaolo beat Taro Keomuka
Doc Gallagher & Mike Gallagher drew Bearcat Wright & Dick Beyer
Dick the Bruiser beat Hans Hermann
Killer Kowalski beat Crusher Verdu
Pancho Lopez & Andy Moore beat Tom Thumb & Billy the Kid
Billy “Red” Lyons beat Sato Keomuka by decision
Miguel Perez beat Frank Valois

9/2/61 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
Referee Billy Schmae
Bob Ellis & Pat O'Connor beat Dick The Bruiser & Killer Kowalski on a 3rd fall dq
1 Bruiser pinned O'Connor in 11:00
2 O'Connor pinned Bruiser in 6:38 with a "rolling reverse cradle"
3 Bruiser & Kowalski were dq'ed in 6:00
Verne Gagne dcor Don Leo Jonathan in the 3rd fall
1 Gagne beat Jonathan in 14:29 with a sleeper hold
2 Jonathan pinned Gagne in 3:12
3 Both men were counted out of the ring inh 6:00
Wilbur Snyder beat Tiny Mills in 11:00
Angelo Poffo beat Johnny Weaver in 21:24
Bronco Lubich vs Tiny Smith was cancelled when Smith failed to show
Att: "2,019 fans"
Promoter: Joe Blanchard

9/6/61 Toledo, OH @ Sports Arena
Dick The Bruiser beat Tiny Smith 2/3
Killer Kowalski beat Dominic Bravo
Angelo Poffo drew Johnny Weaver
Bronko Lubich beat Tony Angelo (sub Joe Blanchard)
Promoter: Walter J. Moore

9/8/61 Terre Haute, IN @ Armory
Dick The Bruiser & Killer Kowalski vs Art Neilson & Stan Neilson
Wilbur Snyder vs Angelo Poffo
Joe Blanchard vs Bronko Lubich

9/9/61 Angola, IN @ Buck Lake Ranch
Bob Ellis vs Dick The Bruiser
Wilbur Snyder vs Angelo Poffo
The Sheik vs Joe Blanchard
Bronco Lubich vs Dominic Bravo

9/13/61 Toledo, OH @ Sports Arena
Dick the Bruiser beat Cowboy Bob Ellis 2/3
1 Ellis beat Bruiser
2 Bruiser beat Ellis
3 Bruiser beat Ellis
Angelo Poffo & Bronko Lubich beat Johnny Weaver & Sonny Weaver
Farmer McGruder & Pee Wee Lopez drew Marcel Semard & Tiny Bell
Promoter: Walter J. Moore

9/15/61 Denver, CO @ Coliseum
Dick the Bruiser & Killer Kowalski beat Bob Ellis & Yukon Eric 2/3
Yukon Eric suffered an injury during the second fall after he fell out of the ring
Eric suffered a torn ligament in his left leg
Ellis continued the match without his partner
Stan Neilson drew Sonny Weaver 20:00
Art Neilson no contest Johnny Weaver in 16:32
Wilbur Snyder beat Don Leo Jonathan in 20:31
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
Att: 4,147 fans, gate: $10,412

9/16/61 Cincinatti, OH
NWA Champion Buddy Rogers no contest Johnny Barend
Dick The Bruiser & Killer Kowalski beat Yukon Eric & Cowboy Bob Ellis
Angelo Poffo beat Tiny Smith
Pee Wee Lopez & Marcel Semard beat Farmer McGregor & Tiny Bell
Frankie Talaber drew Bronko Lubich

9/20/61 Cedar Rapids, IA @ Memorial Coliseum
Dick The Bruiser vs Bob Ellis
Don Leo Jonathan vs Bobby Managoff
Dan Miller vs Rocky Hamilton

9/22/61 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
Wilbur Snyder beat Killer Kowalski dq
Verne Gagne no contest Dick The Bruiser
Angelo Poffo & Bronco Lubich beat Johnny Weaver & Sonny Weaver
Bobo Brazil beat Herb Gerwig
Bill Melby beat Danny O'Shocker
Fritz Von Erich beat Black Panther
Att: 1,610

9/23/61 Detroit, MI @ Cobo Arena
Dick The Bruiser beat Verne Gagne 2/3 to regain US Title
1 Bruiser beat Gagne in 6:34
2 Gagne beat Bruiser in 12:31
3 Bruiser beat Gagne in 7:28
Wilbur Snyder beat Killer Kowalski
Stan Neilson drew Sonny Weaver
Bobo Brazil & Bearcat Wright beat Bronko Lubich & Angelo Poffo
Fritz Von Erich beat Dan O’Shocker
Art Neilson vs Johnny Weaver
Att: 8,018

9/26/61 Los Angeles, CA @ KTLA Studio
Dick the Bruiser beat Sonny Pascua 2-0
Ray Stevens beat Tommy Hunt
Ray Stern beat Don Duffy
Mitsu Arakawa beat Vic Cheney (sub Don Savage)
Red Bastien beat George Drake

9/27/61 Kansas City, MO @ Municipal Auditorium
Yukon Eric & Bob Ellis beat Killer Kowalski & Dick the Bruiser 2/3
Bobo Brazil beat Pedro Godoy when Godoy was unable to return for the second fall having lost the first
Wilbur Snyder beat Joe Tomasso
Ramona Isbell beat Lula Mae Provo
Taro Myaki drew Lorenzo Parente 20:00

9/30/61 Cincinatti, OH
NWA Champion Buddy Rogers beat Johnny Barend
Johnny Weaver & Sonny Weaver beat Angelo Poffo & Bronko Lubich
Karl Gotch beat Dick The Bruiser dq
Killer Kowalski beat Black Panther
Yukon Eric beat Pedro Godoy
Frankie Talaber beat Bobby Allen

9/30/61 Detroit, MI
Special Referee Archie Moore
Argentina Rocca beat US Champion Dick The Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti beat Roy Shire & Ray Shire
Dandy Dan Miller beat Emile Dupre
Dr. Big Bill Miller beat Nick Bock
Yukon Eric beat Cowboy Rocky Lee
Leaping Larry Chene beat Bulldog Brower
att: 15,154
Note: Bruiser in Detroit and Cincy on the same night. Here we go again!!

10/2/61 Greeley, CO @ Community Building
Dick The Bruiser vs Bob Ellis 2/3 60:00
Plus two other big matches

10/3/61 Los Angeles, CA @ KTLA Studio
Cowboy Bob Ellis beat Chico Gracia 2-0
Red Bastien beat George Drake
Ray Stevens beat Sonny Pascua
Ray (Thunder) Stern beat Juan Humberto
Dick the Bruiser beat Don Duffy

10/4/61 Denver, CO @ Coliseum
United States Champion Dick the Bruiser dcor Wilbur Snyder in 3rd fall
1 Bruiser beat Snyder in 10:48
2 Snyder beat Bruiser in 1:40
3 Both men were counted out of the ring in 9:36
Bobo Brazil beat Bronko Lubich in 10:02
Bob Ellis beat Angelo Poffo dq
Poffo was assisted by his second, Lubich
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Johnny Weaver & Sonny Weaver 2/3
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
Att: 4,861 fans, gate: $12,320

10/6/61 Windsor, Ontario, Canada @ Cleary Auditorium
US Champion Dick the Bruiser dcor Pat O’Connor in 3rd fall
Bobo Brazil beat Killer Kowalski dq
Hercules Cortez beat Bronko Lubich
Danno O’Shocker drew Frank Valois
promoter: Robertson
referee: Syd Hayes
Att: 400 fans
Notes: In the promotional advertising, this show was said to be a “Barnet (sic) – Doyle – Robertson Promotion.” The Auditorium was at “Riverside Drive at Ferry.” The newspaper stated that this was the “first time” wrestling was going to be staged at the Auditorium. Dick the Bruiser was defending his U.S. Title against Pat O’Connor, the “former titleholder.” O’Connor “was dethroned by the Bruiser,” according to the Windsor paper. This information was reaffirmed on October 7, 1961 when the newspaper claimed that Bruiser had successfully defended his title, and that O’Connor “formerly wore the prize belt.” At one point, O’Connor used a chair on Bruiser’s head.

10/7/61 Los Angeles, CA @ Sports Arena
US Champion Ray Stevens beat Ray Stern 2/3
Dick The Bruiser dcor Bob Ellis
Killer Kowalski beat Red Bastien
Pepper Gomez beat Roy Shire
Bobo Brazil beat Don Leo Jonathan
Wilbur Snyder beat Haaji Baba
Mitsu Arakawa & Kinji Shibuya beat Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti
att: 4,000
Promoter: Johnny Doyle

10/10/61 Indianapolis, IN
NWA Champion Buddy Rogers beat Killer Kowalski
Dick The Bruiser ddq Wilbur Snyder
Johnny Weaver & Sonny Weaver beat Art Neilson & Stan Neilson dq
Penny Banner beat Ethel Johnson
Bill Melby beat Pedro Godoy
Fritz Von Erich beat Black Panther

10/13/61 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
Dick the Bruiser beat Wilbur Snyder
The Assassin beat the Country Plowboy
Jack Bence beat the Viking
Johnny King beat Prince Omar
Ivan Zukoff drew Young Paul Jones

10/14/61 Detroit, MI @ Cobo Arena
Texas Death Match
Dick The Bruiser & Killer Kowalski no contest Wilbur Snyder & Verne Gagne
Fritz Von Erich vs Bearcat Wright
Cowboy Bob Ellis vs Angelo Poffo
Pedro Godoy vs Bobo Brazil
Hercules Romero vs Bronko Lubich

10/16/61 Leamington, Ontario, Canada @ Arena
Bobo Brazil vs Dick the Bruiser
other matches involving Emil Dupree, Bronko Lubich, Danno O’Shocker, Raoul Romero
benefit for the Leamington Minor Hockey Association

10/17/61 Kansas City, MO @ Municipal Auditorium   
Dick the Bruiser defeated Wilbur Snyder 2/3
Johnny Weaver & Sonny Myers beat Art Neilson & Stan Neilson
Armand Hussian (sub Jim Booseman) beat Roy Collins
Millie Stafford beat Jessica Rogers
Lorenzo Parento (sub Luis Martinez) drew Marquis DeParee 15:00

10/20/61 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
No Time Limit, No dq Match
Wilbur Snyder beat Dick the Bruiser
Marco Polo vs the Assassin
Marcel Semard vs Farmer McGruder
Johnny King & Jack Bence vs Tiny Mills & the Viking

10/26/61 Fort Wayne, IN @ Coliseum 
Wilbur Snyder beat Dick The Bruiser dq
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Johnny Weaver & Sonny Weaver
Fritz Von Erich beat Bob Ellis
Att: 3341

10/27/61 Denver, CO @ Coliseum
Wilbur Snyder beat Dick the Bruiser 2/3 to win United States Title
1 Snyder beat Bruiser in 25 seconds
2 Bruiser beat Snyder
3 Snyder beat Bruiser
Texas Death Match
United States Tag Team Champions Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Bronko Lubich & Ray Shire (sub Angelo Poffo)
match went nine falls before it ended
The Neilsons won four of the nine falls
Lubich was unable to continue
Hercules Romero beat Sonny Weaver
Women’s Champion Penny Banner beat Ramona Isbell 2-0
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
Att: 5,400 fans, gate: $14,430

10/28/61 Cincinatti, OH
Dick The Bruiser beat Wilbur Snyder
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Johnny Weaver & Sonny Weaver
Fritz Von Erich beat Emile Dupre
Bearcat Wright beat Pedro Godoy
Bronko Lubich beat Danno O’Shocker

10/30/61 Sioux City, IA
Don Leo Jonathan beat The Sheik 2/3
Evelyn Stevens & Jack Pesek vs Jessica Rogers & Ernie Dusek
Bobby Managoff beat Dan Miller via pin in 17:00
Evelyn Stevens beat Jessica Rogers on a 3rd fall dq
Ernie Dusek drew Jack Pesek (sub Killer Karl Kox)
Promoter: Bill Hawkins
Note: Main event was scheduled to be The Sheik & Dick the Bruiser vs Bobo Brazil & Wilbur Snyder but Bruiser & Snyder were unable to leave Chicago because fog grounded all fights out of the city.

10/31/61 Indianapolis, IN
Dick The Bruiser ddq Fritz Von Erich
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Bobo Brazil & Wilbur Snyder dq
Emile Dupre beat Hardy Kruskamp
Bill Melby beat Red Menace

11/3/61 Detroit, MI @ Cobo Arena
Bobo Brazil & Bearcat Wright & Wilbur Snyder beat Killer Kowalski & Art Neilson & Stan Neilson
Fritz Von Erich beat Emile Dupre
Art Neilson beat Johnny Weaver
Hercules Romero beat Hardy Kruskamp
Wilbur Snyder beat Stan Neilson
Att: 5,862,
Note: Dick The Bruiser no-showed so the card had to be revamped. The main event was supposed to be Dick the Bruiser & Killer Kowalski vs Bobo Brazil & Bearcat Wright in a Texas Death Match.

11/4/61 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
Dick The Bruiser beat Wilbur Snyder 2/3
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Johnny Weaver & Sonny Weaver
Penny Banner beat Ethel Johnson
Bobo Brazil drew Angelo Poffo
Bill Melby beat Bronco Lubich
Att: 4,821

11/7/61 Kansas City, MO @ Municipal Auditorium
Dick the Bruiser beat Wilbur Snyder utc in 3rd fall
Johnny Weaver & Sonny Weaver beat Art Neilson & Stan Neilson on a 3rd fall dq
John Paul Henning drew Stan Stasiak 20:00
Lorenzo Parente (sub Nikita Mulkovich) beat Armand Hussian via pin
Tiny Roe beat Marcel Semard

11/10/61 Flint, MI
Dick The Bruiser beat Wilbur Snyder

11/11/61 Cincinnati, OH
Wilbur Snyder ddq Dick The Bruiser

11/14/61 Le Mars, IA
US Champion Dick The Bruiser beat Wilbur Snyder on a 3rd fall COR
Promoter: Bill Hawkins
Note: Only result listed

11/17/61 Denver, CO @ Auditorium Arena
Dick the Bruiser beat Wilbur Snyder on a 3rd fall COR/utc to regain United States Title
1 Snyder beat Bruiser in 17:59
2 Bruiser beat Snyder in 7:47
3 Bruiser Beat Snyder when Wilbur was unable to continue and was counted out in 1:25
United States Tag Team Champions Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Angelo Poffo & Ray Stevens 2/3
Bobo Brazil drew Danny McShain 20:00
Theresa Theis beat Kitty Kelley in 11:11
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
Att: 2,600 fans, gate: $6,500
Note: Ray Shire now known as Ray Stevens in Denver.

11/18/61 Greeley, CO @ Community Building
Dick The Bruiser vs Ray Shire
Ed Sharpe vs Danny McShain
Irene Sale vs Theresa Theis
Note: Clipping actually says Theresa "Thesz."

11/22/61 Lafayette, IN
Dick The Bruiser beat Bobo Brazil
Hercules Cortez beat Pedro Godoy
Danno O’Shocker drew Miguel Castro

11/23/61 Indianpolis, IN
Dick The Bruiser beat Bill Melby
Sonny Weaver beat Bronko Lubich
Johnny Weaver beat Angelo Poffo dq
Emile Dupre drew Pedro Godoy
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Bobo Brazil & Tim Hampton
Penny Banner & Mary Hillis beat Elaine Ellis & Barbara Davis

11/25/61 Cincinnati, OH @ Garden
Dick the Bruiser vs Bulldog Bill Melby
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson vs Johnny Barend & Magnificent Maurice
Johnny Weaver vs Angelo Poffo
Sonny Weaver vs Bronko Lubich
Hercules Romero vs Miguel Castro

11/30/61 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
Wilbur Snyder beat US Champion Dick The Bruiser on a 3rd fall COR
1 Snyder beat Bruiser with an abdominal stretch in 11:00
2 Bruiser beat Snyder in 10:00 with a neckbreaker
3 Bruiser was counted out of the ring
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Johnny Weaver & Sonny Weaver 2/3
1 Art beat Johnny by submission with a backbreaker
2 Sonny beat Stan with a sleeper hold
3 Stan pinned Sonny
Virginia Franklin & Lulu Mae Provo beat Marva Scott & Babs Wingo 2/3
1 Marva Scott & Babs Wingo won
2 Virginia Franklin & Lulu Mae Provo won
3 Virginia Franklin & Lulu Mae Provo won
Bill Melby beat Angelo Poffo
Att: "1,872 wrestling fans", Gate: $2,646

12/1/61 Detroit, MI @ Cobo Arena
Dick the Bruiser vs Fritz Von Erich
Bobo Brazil & Bill Melby vs Art Neilson & Stan Neilson
Angelo Poffo vs Wilbur Snyder
plus two other matches
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle

12/7/61 Salt Lake City, UT @ Coliseum
Dick the Bruiser vs Bill Melby

12/8/61 Denver, CO @ Auditorium Arena
United States Tag Team Champions Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Dick the Bruiser & Fritz Von Erich on a 3rd fall COR
1 Neilsons won the first fall in 6:17
2 Bruiser & Von Erich won the second in 8:25
3 Neilsons won the third when Von Erich missed a punch at Stan Neilson and hit his partner. Bruiser and Von Erich brawled outside the ring and were counted out
Wilbur Snyder beat Bill Melby 2/3
The Mysterious Mr. M beat Emile Dupre in 19:33
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
Att: 3,966 fans, gate: $10,222

12/9/61 Cincinnati, OH @ Garden
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson vs Fritz Von Erich & Dick the Bruiser
Bill Melby vs Mr. M
Frankie Talaber vs Magnificent Maurice
Bobo Brazil vs Miguel Castro
Hercules Romero vs Pedro Godoy
Emile Dupre vs Don Jardine

12/11/61 Detroit, MI
Fritz Von Erich beat Dick The Bruiser
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Bill Melby & Hercules Romero
Wilbur Snyder beat Angelo Poffo
Mr. M beat Emile Dupre
Note: This card is questionable.

12/12/61 Indianapolis, IN @ Armory
Dick the Bruiser beat Mighty Hercules
Frenchy Semard & Tiny Bell beat Pee Wee Lopez & Farmer McGruder
Scufflin Hillbillies drew Bronco Lubich & Angelo Poffo
Mr. M beat Miguel Castro

12/17/61 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
Dick The Bruiser & Fritz Von Erich no contest Art Neilson & Stan Neilson
Hercules Cortez beat Farmer Humphrey
Mr. X beat Bill Melby
Wilbur Snyder beat Johnny Weaver
Att: 1,700

12/26/61 Cincinnati, OH @ Gardens
Fritz Von Erich & The Sheik & Dick the Bruiser beat Art Neilson & Stan Neilson & Wilbur Snyder
Bill Melby beat Mr. M dq
Johnny Barend & Magnificent Maurice beat Bronko Lubich & Danny O'Shocker
Sonny Weaver drew Angelo Poffo

12/28/61 Indianapolis, IN @ Coliseum
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Dick the Bruiser & Fritz Von Erich dq
Wilbur Snyder beat Angelo Poffo
Johnny Weaver & Sonny Weaver drew The Scufflin Hillbillies
Bill Melby beat Bronco Lubich
Mr. M beat Mighty Hercules

12/29/61 Denver, CO @ Coliseum
United States Champion Dick the Bruiser beat Fritz Von Erich 2/3
1 Bruiser beat Von Erich
2 Von Erich beat Bruiser
3 Bruiser beat Von Erich
in the promotions for the match, Bruiser-Von Erich was billed as “friendship turned feud”
Hercules Romero drew Mysterious Mr. M
Art Neilson beat Bill Melby 2/3
Stan Neilson beat Tony Borne 2/3
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
Att: 3,973 fans, gate: $10,373

12/30/61 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
Dick The Bruiser beat Art Neilson dq
US Champion Fritz Von Erich beat Stan Neilson 2/3
Emile Dupre drew Bill Melby
Don Leo Jonathan beat Don Jardine
Bobo Brazil drew Mr. M
Johnny Weaver & Sonny Weaver beat Bronko Lubich & Angelo Poffo
att: 3,509

Credit to the usual suspects. Tim Hornbaker. George Lentz. Mike DuPree. Don Luce. Becky Taylor. Rich Tate. Jim Mandl. Mark Bujan. Tim Tassler. Will Morrisey.

Note: Added two Los Angeles KTLA TV cards from Tim Hornbaker. Thanks to Indikator for pointing out to me where they were.

Note: Didn't add any more cards. Just explained some more things and did a bunch of edits.

Note: Added a Martinsville Indiana lineup from Glen Rylko

Note: Added one more Milwaukee card and a bunch of info on the other Milwaukee cards.

Note: Added some Detroit listings from Tim Hornbaker.



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Of the temples of syrinx
Our great computers
Fill the hollowed halls
We are the priests
Of the temples of syrinx
All the gifts of life
Are held within our walls" 2112 By Rush!!