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1/2/57 Madison, WI @ Dane County Fairgrounds Arena
Wilbur Snyder vs Boris Volkoff
Nicoli Volkoff vs Bill Melby
Billy Goelz & Carl Engstrom vs Jack Wilson & Gino Angelo
This card was cancelled; the Volkoffs were involved in a minor auto accident in Michigan over the weekend.

1/3/57 Indianapolis, IN @ The Armory
Wilbur Snyder beat Stu Gibson 2-0
Zebra Kid beat Rocky Monroe 2-0
Billy McDaniel beat Bill Longson dq in 24:00
Billy Darnell beat Carlos Moreno via pin in 12:00 after an airplane spin
Matchmaker: Dick Patton
Referee: Harry Burris
Television:  WTTV Channel 4 at 10 PM
Notes: The Indianapolis Star said that Stu Gibson as a “former New Albany High School athlete and a No. 1 roughhouse expert in the pro mat profession.” Rocky Monroe was billed as being from Wichita, Kansas. Referee Burris was from Anderson, Indiana.

1/8/57 Rockford, IL @ Shrine Temple   
Tag Team Champions Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff no contest Verne Gagne & Wilbur Snyder 
Bill Melby beat Billy Goelz
Paul Bunyan beat Hans Hermann
referee: Rocky Dempsey

1/11/57 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
Wilbur Snyder beat Ike Eakins
Jerry Graham beat Chief Big Heart to win Southern Title
Mark Lewin & Donn Lewin beat Pierre LaSalle & Red McIntyre
Mark Lewin drew Pierre LaSalle

1/12/57 Clearwater, FL
Buddy Rogers beat Wilbur Snyder

1/14/57 Tampa, FL
Wilbur Snyder beat Hans Schmidt dq
John Smith beat Angelo Martinelli when Martinelli dislocated a disc in his back and could not continue after the first fall
Judy Glover & Carol Cook beat Therese Theis & Mary Jane Mull
Att: 2,500

1/16/57 St. Petersburg, FL
Wilbur Snyder beat John Smith

1/17/57 Fort Lauderdale, FL
Wilbur Snyder beat Jack Vansky

1/18/57 Miami Beach, FL @ Auditorium
Hans Schmidt beat Wilbur Snyder

1/23/57 Daytona Beach, FL
Wilbur Snyder vs Ike Eakins

1/25/57 Jacksonville, FL
Hans Schmidt beat Wilbur Snyder

1/26/57 Bradenton, FL
Wilbur Snyder beat Whitey Whittler

1/28/57 Tampa, FL
Texas Death Match
Buddy Rogers beat John "Wolf Man" Smith (six falls)
Wilbur Snyder beat Dick the Bruiser dq
Shirley Strimple beat Mary Jane Mull

1/29/57 Lake Worth, FL
Wilbur Snyder beat Ike Eakins

1/31/57 Orlando, FL
Dick The Bruiser beat Wilbur Snyder

2/2/57 Clearwater, FL
Dick The Bruiser beat Wilbur Snyder

2/2/57 Daytona Beach, FL @ Beach Arena
Texas Death Match
Fred Atkins beat John Smith to win Southern Title
Don Whittler beat Chris Zaharias (sub Wilbur Snyder)
Saul Weingeroff beat Eddie Freeman (sub match for Chris Zaharias vs Legs Langevin)

2/4/57 Tampa, FL
4rd annual Gasparilla show
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Buddy Rogers
Dick the Bruiser beat Wilbur Snyder
Shirley Strimple drew Mars Bennett
att: 4,000

2/5/57 Lake Worth, FL
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Wilbur Snyder

2/8/57 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
Mark Lewin & Donn Lewin beat Red McIntyre & Chief Big Heart to win International Tag Team Title
Wilbur Snyder beat Pierre LaSalle
Jerry Graham beat Chris Averoff
Guy LaRose drew Mr. X

2/11/57 Tampa, FL
Only the strangle hold is barred!
Wilbur Snyder beat Dick the Bruiser
Don Leo Jonathan beat Red Demon dq
Johnny Bence beat Black Menace by reverse decision
att: 2,000

2/19/57 Chicago, IL @ International Ampitheatre
Wilbur Snyder beat Hans Schmidt by referee's decision in the 3rd fall to win the United States Heavyweight Title
Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski beat Paul Bunyan & Angelo Poffo 2/3
Edouard Carpentier beat Nicoli Volkoff
Caroline Bennett beat Baby Doe
Boris Volkoff beat Bill Melby
promoter: Fred Kohler
referee: Pat Murphy
Att: 9,132 fans, gate: $25,098
Note: Schmidt said he was going to file an appeal with the NWA.

2/20/57 Racine, WI @ Memorial Hall
Verne Gagne & Wilbur Snyder beat Angelo Poffo & The Sheik 2/3
Laura Martinez vs Kathy Starr
Jerry Christy vs Zack Malkov

2/21/57 Sheboygan, WI @ Armory
Referee Bob DeMarce
Verne Gagne & Wilbur Snyder beat Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski
Caroline Bennett beat Baby Doe
Bill Melby beat Tom Zaharias
Att: "another teeming throng"
Note: "second wrestling card of the season."

2/22/57 Centralia, IL @ High School Gym
TV Name Stars in 4 Big Events
Rose Roman vs Ramona TeSelle
Also in Action: Wilbur Snyder, Billy Melby, Stan Lisowski, Reggie Lisowski.

2/23/57 Oshkosh, WI @ Merrill Gym
US Title Match
Hans Schmidt vs Wilbur Snyder
Laura Martinez vs Kathy Starr
Don Pollack & Carl Engstrom vs Bob DeMarce & Zack Malkov

2/26/57 Beloit, WI @ Armory
US Title Match
Hans Schmidt vs Wilbur Snyder
Paul Bunyan & Bill Melby vs Jack Wilson & Zack Malkov
Carl Engstrom vs Don Pollack

2/27/57 Benton Harbor, MI @ Armory
Hans Schmidt vs Wilbur Snyder
Carl Engstrom & Paul Bunyan vs Jack Wilson & Don DeCortez
Hans Hermann vs Jerry Christy
February 28 paper is missing.

3/1/57 Two Rivers, WI @ Community House
US Champion Wilbur Snyder beat Hans Schmidt
1 Snyder pinned Schmidt in 14:00 after a series of dropkicks
2 Schmidt pinned Snyder in 8:00
3 Snyder Pinned Schmidt
Jack Allen & Jerry Christy beat Gypsy Joe & Gino Angelo
Rose Roman beat Kathy Starr
Att: "packed house"

3/2/57 Chicago, IL
Wilbur Snyder beat Stu Gibson

3/5/57 Hammond, IN @ Civic Center
US Champion Wilbur Snyder vs Angelo Poffo
Gypsy Joe & Don DeCortez vs Carl Engstrom & Jack Allen
Gino Angelo vs Larry Williams

3/6/57 Madison, WI @ Dane County Fairgrounds Arena
Wilbur Snyder beat Angelo Poffo on a 3rd fall dq
1 Snyder beat Poffo by submission with a cobra twist
2 Poffo beat Snyder
3 Poffo was dq'ed when manager Bronko Lubich would not leave the ring
Billy Goelz beat Bronko Lubich
Carl Engstrom & Don Pollack beat Don Cortez & Gino Angelo

3/8/57 Salt Lake City, UT @ Fairgrounds Coliseum
Roy Shire beat Wilbur Snyder

3/11/57 Hollywood, CA @ Legion Stadium
Lord James Blears drew Wilbur Snyder when the 30 minute time limit expired in the 3rd fall
Barney Bernard beat Alo Leilani
Dr Lee Grable drew Ricky Romero
Sky Hi Lee beat Juan Hernandez
Jungle Boy beat Red Donovan
Att: 1000

3/13/57 Los Angeles, CA
Billy Varga beat Nick Bockwinkel 2/3
Leo Garibaldi beat Jungle Boy
Barney Bernard drew Vic Christy
Sky Hi Lee beat Pat Fraley
Wilbur Snyder drew Sandor Szabo
Don Arnold beat Matt KO Murphy
att: 800

3/14/57 Denver, CO @ Auditorium Arena
Wilbur Snyder beat Hans Schmidt 2/3 to win United States Title
1 Snyder beat Schmidt in 11:10
2 Schmidt beat Snyder in 10:08
3 Snyder beat Schmidt in 2:38
Mighty Atlas beat Great Kato 2/3
Juan Garcia beat Jack O’Reilly in 10:17
Danny Plechas beat Elias Garcia in 11:46
Marion Hathaway drew Danno McDonald 15:00
Promoter: Mike London
Att: 3,400 fans

3/16/57 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
US Champion Wilbur Snyder beat Hans Schmidt
US Tag Title Match
Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski beat Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff dq
Angelo Poffo beat Bill Melby
Edouard Carpentier beat Gino Angelo
Sharon Lass beat Kathy Starr
att: 11,867

3/20/57 Madison, WI @ Dane County Fairgrounds Arena
Penalty Belt Match
US Champion Wilbur Snyder beat Angelo Poffo on a 3rd fall walk away COR
1 Poffo beat Snyder in 9:10
2 Snyder beat Poffo in 1:10
3 Poffo was counted out of the ring
Kathy Starr dcor Laura Martinez
Gypsy Joe drew Carl Engstrom 30:00
Don Pollack beat Zack Malkov dq in 18:22

3/21/57 Cleveland, OH
Wilbur Snyder beat Reggie Lisowski

3/22/57 St Louis, MO
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Fritz Von Erich
June Byers beat Penny Banner
George Bollas & Mighty Ursus drew Wilbur Snyder & Billy Darnell
Bob McCune drew Lou Plummer
Billy Red Lyons beat Ian Campbell

3/23/57 Oshkosh, WI @ Merrill School
Wilbur Snyder vs Boris Volkoff
Nicoli Volkoff vs Angelo Poffo
Caroline Bennett vs Baby Doe
Jack Allen vs Tom Zaharias

3/26/57 Atlanta, GA
Wilbur Snyder beat Babe Zaharias

3/27/57 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Wilbur Snyder & Whipper Billy Watson vs Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski

3/29/57 Salt Lake City, UT @ Fairgrounds Coliseum
Wilbur Snyder beat Roy Shire 2/3
Henry Lenz vs Juan Onainda
Johnny James vs Tosh Togo
Jesse James vs Great Sasake
Two more matches. James Brothers said to hold tag titles.

4/1/57 Charlotte, NC
Wilbur Snyder beat Jack Vansky

4/2/57 Roanoke, VA
Wilbur Snyder beat Ali Bey

4/5/57 Lynchburg, VA
Wilbur Snyder beat Jack Vansky

4/9/57 Rockford, IL @ Shrine Temple 
US Champion Wilbur Snyder beat Hans Schmidt dq
Angelo Poffo beat Jerry Gordet
Bill Melby & Emil Dupre beat Jack Wilson & Don DeCortez

4/11/57 Denver, CO @ Auditorium Arena
Verne Gagne beat Wilbur Snyder 2/3 to win United States Title
1 Gagne beat Snyder in 14:47
2 Snyder beat Gagne in 10:20 with an abdominal stretch
3 Gagne beat Snyder in 12:11
Roberto Pico beat Danny Plechas dq in 8:23
Caroline Bennet beat Baby Doe in 6:50
Juan Garcia beat Jerry Woods dq in 18:22
Bob Elliott (sub Marion Hathaway) drew Elias Garcia 15:00
Promoter: Mike London
Att: 3,000 fans, Gate: $6,000

4/12/57 St Louis, MO
Buddy Rogers beat Fritz Von Erich
Tex McKenzie beat Hans Hermann
Billy Darnell drew Stu Gibson
Wilbur Snyder & Donn Lewin & Mark Lewin beat George Bollas & Lou Plummer & Mike Paidousis

4/13/57 Fort Wayne, IN @ Memorial Coliseum
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff vs Wilbur Snyder & Bill Melby
5 woman Battle Royal featuring Rose Roman, Laura Martinez, Ilse Koch, Kathy Starr & Ramona TeSelle
Cowboy Bradley vs Sky Low Low
Matchmaker: Bruff Cleary
Att: "more than 4.000"

4/17/57 Madison, WI @ Dane County Fairgrounds Arena
Wilbur Snyder & Billy Goelz & Bill Melby beat Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski & Gypsy Joe in 58:00
Carl Engstrom beat Duke Demetri (sub Sheik of Araby)
John Kace beat Duke Demetri dq
Referee: Billy Schmae
Att: "Big"
Note: Sheik of Araby reportedly was in a Chicago hospital with 9 stitches. 

4/18/57 Sheboygan, WI @ Armory
Referee Billy Schmae
Billy Goelz & Wilbur Snyder (sub Edouard Carpentier) beat Angelo Poffo & Bronco Lubich 2/3
Laura Martinez & Sharon Lass beat Kathy Starr & Ramona TeSelle dq
Gypsy Joe beat Don Pollack
Note: This conflicts with the Mance Park date. I think the Mance date is wrong. More on that later. 

4/23/57 Syracuse, NY @ War Memorial Auditorium
Pat O'Connor & Wilbur Snyder beat Art Neilson & Baron Gattoni (sub Reggie Lisowski) 2/3
Abe Zvonkin beat Tex McKenzie in 18:10
Joe Swiderski beat Alex Mulko in 14:15 with a reverse full nelson
Tony Silipini drew Dick Derwald 20:00
Att: "only 1,485"

4/26/57 Chicago, IL @ International Ampitheatre
Verne Gagne & Edouard Carpentier beat Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski 1-0 60:00
1 Carpentier pinned Stan in 56:00
2 The 60 minute time limit expired before either team could score another fall
Wilbur Snyder beat Dick the Bruiser dq
Angelo Poffo beat Jerry Christy in 9:27
Sheik of Araby drew Bill Melby 30:00
Caroline Bennett beat Baby Doe in 7:18
Billy Goelz beat Zack Malkov in 20:04
promoter: Fred Kohler
Att: 9,130 fans, gate: $23,642.44

4/27/57 Chicago, IL
Wilbur Snyder beat Bozo Brown

5/11/57 Zion, IL @ Benton High School
Special Referee: Joe Louis
Us Champion Wilbur Snyder beat Boris Volkoff

5/17/57 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Edouard Carpentier beat Hans Schmidt 2/3
Verne Gagne & Wilbur Snyder beat Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff 2/3 to win World Tag Team Title
1 Gagne won the first fall in 20:40
2 Boris won the second in 11:20
3 Snyder pinned Nicoli in 3:02
Angelo Poffo beat Bill Melby in 12:27
Sheik of Araby drew Pedro Godoy 30:00
Shirley Strimple beat Corrine Cordero in 10:15
promoter: Fred Kohler
Att: 9,435 fans, gate: $25,047

5/23/57 Milwaukee, WI @ South Side Armory
Angelo Poffo beat US Champion Wilbur Snyder but did not win the belt because Poffo's manager Bronko Lubich interfered
Sheik of Araby beat Jerry Christy
Pedro Godoy beat Jack Wilson
Carl Engstrom beat Bozo Brown

5/30/57 Milwaukee, WI @ South Side Armory
Angelo Poffo beat Carl Engstrom
Wilbur Snyder beat Gino Angelo 1-0
Pedro Godoy beat Don DeCortez
Bill Melby beat Jack Wilson dq

6/1/57 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Gardens
Dick the Bruiser beat Wilbur Snyder 2/3 to win the United States Heavyweight Title
1 Bruiser beat Snyder in 8:32
2 Snyder beat Bruiser in 7:05
3 Bruiser beat Snyder in 4:46
Sharon Lass beat Corrine Cordero 2/3
Sheik of Araby beat Jerry Christy
Angelo Poffo beat Billy Goelz
Pedro Godoy beat Zack Malkov
promoter: Fred Kohler
Note: In the Saturday, June 1, 1957 preview in the Chicago Daily Tribune, it specifically stated that Snyder was defending his United States Title against Bruiser.

6/5/57 Fond Du Lac, WI @ Cow Palace
US Champion Wilbur Snyder double knockout Angelo Poffo in 3rd fall
1 Snyder beat Poffo
2 Poffo pinned Snyder after an Italian backbreaker
3 both wrestlers were knocked out in ring
Paul Bunyan vs Bozo Brown;
Bunyan did not appear; his doctor told him to quit wrestling
Pedro Godoy vs Jack Wilson .
Carl Engstrom vs Jerry Christy
Ensgtrom was replaced by someone else
Att: 1,200
Note: Snyder still billed as US Champion.

6/6/57 Washington DC
Killer Kowalski beat Great Scott
Karl Von Hess beat Bob Nandor
Danny McShain beat Ted Lewin
Wilbur Snyder beat Eric Von Hess
Antonino Rocca worked out against Al Smith
Ricki Starr worked out against Black Diamond

6/7/57 Elkhorn, WI @ Stock Pavilion
Referee: Bozo Brown
Wilbur Snyder beat Hans Schmidt on a 3rd fall dq
Ramona TeSelle vs Corrine Cordero
Billy Goelz & Bill Melby vs Gypsy Joe & Zack Malkov
Att: almost  1,000

6/8/57 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Arena
Dick the Bruiser dcor Wilbur Snyder in 3rd fall
1 Snyder beat Bruiser in 1:30
2 Bruiser beat Snyder in 10:10
3 Both men were counted out of the ring in 11:18
The Sheik of Araby beat Pedro Godoy
Jerry Christy beat Johnny Kace
Pete Kovac beat Don Cortez
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat Bozo Brown & Zack Malkov 2-0
promoter: Fred Kohler

6/10/57 Washington DC @ Griffith Stadium
Antonino Rocca beat Ricki Starr 1-0
1. Starr was dq'ed when he jumped on referee Cowboy Rocky Lee's shoulders tring to get at Rocca at the 50:00 mark
2. The 60 minute time limit expired before either man could score another fall
Marva Scott & Kathleen Wimbley beat Lulu Provo & Babs Wingo 2/3
Danny McShain beat Jackie Nichols
Edouard Carpentier beat Karl Von Hess
Jerry Graham & Roy Shire beat Chief Big Heart & Wilbur Snyder
att: 10,406, gate: $25,923

6/13/57 Indianapolis, IN @ Midget Speedway
Wrestling Tournament
Wilbur Snyder beat Dick Afflis in the tournament final
Dick Afflis beat Bobby Managoff
Wilbur Snyder beat Stu Gibson
Bobby Managoff beat Lou Plummer
Dick Afflis beat Red Lyons
Stu Gibson beat Ian Campbell
Wilbur Snyder beat The Sheik of Araby
(matchmaker:  Dick Patton)
Note: The winner of the tournament was to meet NWA World Champion Lou Thesz next Thursday night.

6/14/57 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
referee: Ed Whalen
Edouard Carpentier beat Lou Thesz on a 3rd fall dq to win NWA title
1 Thesz won the first fall in 17:22
2 Carpentier won the second in 3:39
3 Carpentier won the 3rd in 4:42 by dq 
Thesz was injured and using the ropes for protection.
Thesz was also going from corner to corner to stay away from his opponent.
Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski beat Bill Melby & Pedro Godoy
Wilbur Snyder beat Sheik of Araby
Angelo Poffo beat Larry Moquin
Sharon Lass beat Ada Ash
promoter: Fred Kohler
referee: Ed Whalen
Att: 5,682 fans, gate: $13,246
Notes: The Chicago American newspaper and Fred Kohler’s official program both printed that Edouard Carpentier was the new World Heavyweight Champion. Lass was said to be a “19-year old all around girl athlete from Milwaukee, who water skis in the summer, skis on snow in the winter and partakes of many other sports activities, all of which led her to wrestling.” Ash was a “performer of Amazonian acts, including the lifting of a Shetland pony.” Carpentier was said to have arrived in Canada from Europe 11 months earlier and “after a six months campaign in Canada, came to the United States where his success has been outstanding.”

6/15/57 Fort Wayne, IN
Snyder did not appear for a match against Dick The Bruiser.

6/18/57 Mance Park
Wilbur Snyder beat Hans Schmidt

6/19/57 Racine, WI @ Memorial Hall
Wilbur Snyder & Billy Goelz & Bill Melby beat The Sheik & Angelo Poffo & Bronko Lubich 2/3
Rose Roman & Sharon Lass vs Ada Ash & Ramona TeSelle
promoter: Einar Olsen

6/20/57 Indianapolis, IN @ Midget Speedway
Wilbur Snyder beat Dick “Bruiser” Afflis (sub Lou Thesz) on a 3rd fall dq
American Tag Team Champions Stu Gibson & Lou Plummer drew Bill Longson & Bobby Managoff when the time limit expired in the 3rd fall
The Sheik of Araby beat Ian Campbell with a  sleeper hold in 11:00
matchmaker: Dick Patton
referee: Connie Marker
Notes: Thesz was in local promotions to appear and defend his world title against Snyder up through the day of the show. The report in the June 21 Indianapolis Star stated that Thesz was “hospitalized Wednesday night in Evansville after suffering head injuries in a match there. Physicians yesterday sent Thesz to his home in St. Louis to recuperate and his bookings for the next week were cancelled.” Also, the paper said “the Indiana State Athletic Commission yesterday suspsended Thesz until he can pass a physical exam.” Afflis was initially booked to wrestle Longson and Stu Gibson was to take on Bobby Managoff in singles matches. Ian Campbell was to wrestle Lou Plummer. Sheik was not booked to appear.

6/21/57 Elkhorn, WI @ Stock Pavilion
Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski vs Bill Melby & Wilbur Snyder
Angelo Poffo vs Larry Chene
Danno McDonald vs Jerry Christy

6/22/57 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
Wilbur Snyder beat Angelo Poffo 2/3
Verne Gagne beat Sheik of Araby
Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski beat Pedro Godoy & Bill Melby
Rose Roman & Sharon Lass beat Ada Ash & Ramona TeSelle
att: 7,852

6/25/57 Hodgkins, IL @ Mance Park Speedway
US Champion Wilbur Snyder beat Hans Schmidt 2/3
Billy Goelz & Bill Melby beat Sheik of Araby & Gypsy Joe 2/3
Rose Roman beat Ada Ash
Promoter: Hal Mance
Att: "roaring crowd of 3,000 people"
Notes: "first outdoor wrestling match of the season." , Next card July 9, 1957.

6/29/57 Fort Wayne, IN
Wilbur Snyder beat Hans Schmidt

7/2/57 Menasha
Wilbur Snyder beat Dick The Bruiser dq

7/11/57 Denver, CO @ Auditorium Arena
World Tag Team Champions Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski beat Don Curtis & Wilbur Snyder
Rita Cortez & Judy Grable beat Peggy Allen & Bonita White Cloud sub Ann Regan 2-0
Juan Garcia drew Jerry Woods
Bob Elliott beat Tito Carreon in 12:25 with a Sleeper Hold
Promoter: Mike London
Att: 2,500 fans

7/12/57 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Edouard Carpentier beat Dick the Bruiser Afflis
Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski beat Wilbur Snyder & Bill Melby (sub Verne Gagne)
Pedro Godoy beat Legs Langevin
Sheik of Araby beat Gino Angelo
Rose Roman beat Ada Ash

7/24/57 Madison, WI @ Breese Stevens Field
US Champion Wilbur Snyder beat Boris Volkoff (sub Dick the Bruiser) 2/3
1 Snyder beat Volkoff
2 Volkoff beat Snyder
3 Snyder beat Volkoff
Little Red Feather & Hillbilly Farmer McGregor beat Irish Jackie & Beau Brummel
Danno McDonald drew Sheik of Araby

7/25/57 Fort Wayne, IN
Wilbur Snyder drew Verne Gagne

7/26/57 Wautoma
Wilbur Snyder vs Bill Melby

7/27/57 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
NWA Champion Edouard Carpentier drew Antonino Rocca
US Champion Wilbur Snyder beat Dick The Bruiser dq
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat Pedro Godoy & Luis Martinez
Bill Melby beat Danno McDonald
att: 7,069 SRO
Note: Snyder billed as US Champion on many cards after apparent title loss to Bruiser.

8/1/57 Fort Wayne, IN
Wilbur Snyder beat Hans Schmidt

8/6/57 Valparaiso, IN @ Porter County Fairgrounds
Pedro Godoy & Luis Martinez beat Gino Angelo & Zack Malkov (sub Sheik of Araby)
US Champion Wilbur Snyder beat Hans Schmidt 2/3
US Women's Champion Barbara Baker beat Corrine Cordero 15:00
Att: "over 900"

8/8/57 Rochester, IN @ Fulton County 4-H Fairgrounds Amphitheater
US Champion Wilbur Snyder vs Hans Schmidt
Women's Champion Barbara Baker vs Corrine Cordero
Gypsy Joe & Gino Angelo vs Bill Melby & Billy Goelz

8/9/57 Wautoma
Wilbur Snyder vs Reggie Lisowski

8/10/57 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Arena
Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski beat Bill Melby & Wilbur Snyder 2/3
Hans Schmidt beat Aldo Bogni
The Sheik of Araby beat Danno McDonald
Pedro Godoy beat Gino Angelo
Dino Bravo beat Jack Wilson
promoter: Fred Kohler

8/15/57 Indianapolis, IN
NWA Champion Lou Thesz no contest Wilbur Snyder

8/18/57 Hodgkins, IL @ Mance Park Speedway
US Champion Wilbur Snyder, Rose Roman & US Women's Champion Barbara Baker in action

8/20/57 Fond Du Lac, WI @ Cow Palace
Special Referee: Jack Dempsey
US Champion Wilbur Snyder beat Sheik of Araby 2/3
1 Snyder beat Sheik
2 Sheik pinned Snyder
3 Snyder won by pin after Dempsey hit Sheik)
Corrine Cordero (sub Sharon Lass) beat Alice Mason
Pedro Godoy & Luis Martinez beat Gino Angelo and Zack Malkov (sub Don DeCortez)
Att: 1,200

8/24/57 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
Special Referee: Jack Dempsey
US Champion Wilbur Snyder beat Stan Lisowski
Angelo Poffo beat Pedro Godoy
Rose Roman & Barbara Baker beat Corinne Cordero & Ramona TeSelle
Handicap Match, Gagne wrestles both Volkoffs, one at a time
Verne Gagne beat Boris Volkoff
Verne Gagne no contest Nicoli Volkoff

8/29/57 Fort Wayne, IN
Wilbur Snyder appeared in a 7 Man Battle Royal won by Pedro Godoy

8/31/57 Chicago, IL
Wilbur Snyder beat Angelo Poffo

9/4/57 Benton Harbor, MI @ Armory
Wilbur Snyder beat Reggie Lisowski (sub Sheik of Araby) 2/3
1 Snyder beat Lisowski
2 Lisowski beat Snyder
3 Snyder beat Lisowski
Ned Taylor & Tim Hampton beat Dave Moore & Lou Eisenhart 2/3
1 Moore & Eisenhart won
2 Taylor & Hampton won
3 Taylor & Hampton won
Lou Eisenhart beat Tim Hampton

9/5/57 Fort Wayne, IN
Wilbur Snyder beat Reggie Lisowski

9/11/57 Benton Harbor, MI @ Armory
US Title Match
Wilbur Snyder vs Verne Gagne
Gino Angelo vs Zack Malkov
Lou Eisenhart vs Johnny Gilbert
September 12 paper is missing.

9/12/57 Fort Wayne, IN
Verne Gagne vs Wilbur Snyder did not take place because of rain.

9/13/57 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
NWA Champion Edouard Carpentier beat Hans Schmidt when the Schmidt was unable to continue due to an ankle injury in the third fall
Verne Gagne & Wilbur Snyder beat Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski dq
Joe Dusek beat Zack Malkov
Don Leo Jonathan beat Bob Legs Langevin
Pedro Godoy drew Angelo Poffo
Sheik of Araby beat Billy Goelz
promoter: Fred Kohler
Att: 7,580 fans

9/14/57 Chicago, IL
Wilbur Snyder drew Don Leo Jonathan

9/19/57 Fort Wayne, IN
Wilbur Snyder vs Nicoli Volkoff

9/21/57 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
Verne Gagne & Wilbur Snyder beat Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff
Pat O'Connor beat Angelo Poffo
Larry Chene beat Gino Angelo
Don Leo Jonathan no contest Dick The Bruiser
att: 6,723

9/25/57 Benton Harbor, MI @ Armory
US Champion Wilbur Snyder beat Verne Gagne on a 3rd fall dq when Gagne shoved referee Frank Scoma
Don Leo Jonathan beat Angelo Poffo
Johnny Gilbert beat Tim Hampton
Att: 1,100

9/26/57 Indianaplois, IN
Wilbur Snyder beat Don Leo Jonathan

9/28/57 Chicago, IL
Don Leo Jonathan beat Wilbur Snyder

10/3/57 Denver, CO @ Auditorium Arena
Verne Gagne & Wilbur Snyder beat Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski on a 3rd fall dq to win the World Tag Team Title
1 Reggie pinned Snyder in 11:19
2 Snyder beat Stan in 9:17
3 Gagne & Snyder won by dq in 12:16
The newspaper billed the match as a victory and title change for Gagne and Snyder, but titles had not previously changed hands on disqualifications in Denver
Gagne was billed as a duel champion, also holding the United States Title
Bob Elliott beat Charro Azteca 2-0
Elliott was accompanied by Ed “Strangler” Lewis
Danno McDonald drew Jerry Woods 30:00
Juan Garcia beat Mike Burnell in 12:05
Promoter: Mike London
Att: 3,800 fans

10/4/57 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Argentina Rocca beat Edouard Carpentier
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat Wilbur Snyder & Verne Gagne
Don Leo Jonathan beat Roy McClarty
Billy Two Rivers beat Legs Langevin
Angelo Poffo beat Buddy Mack

10/7/57 Two Rivers, WI @ Community House
Referee Billy Schmae
Reggie Lisowski (sub Wilbur Snyder) beat Angelo Poffo on a 3rd fall dq
1 Poffo beat Lisowski with a "reverse headlock" in 5:00
2 Lisowski beat Poffo with a full nelson in 2:00
3 Poffo was dq'ed when his manager Bronko Lubich hit Lisowski with a cane
Don Leo Jonathan beat Carl Engstrom
US Women's Champion Barbara Baker beat Joan Ballard
Billy Two Rivers beat Gino Angelo
Note: Snyder said to be sidelined with the flu.

10/8/57 Beloit, WI @ Armory
US Champion Wilbur Snyder vs Sheik of Araby
Carl Engstrom vs Boris Volkoff
Jack Allen & Don Pollack vs Pete Bartu & Don DeCortez

10/10/57 Sheboygan, WI @ Armory
Wilbur Snyder & Verne Gagne beat Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff 2/3
Billy Goelz beat Gino Angelo 2/3
US Women's Champion Barbara Baker beat Ramona TeSelle

10/12/57 Fon Du Lac, WI
US Title Match
Wilbur Snyder vs Don Leo Jonathan

10/14/57 Sioux City, IA
Wilbur Snyder beat Don Leo Jonathan dq

10/15/57 Des Moines, IA
Wilbur Snyder beat Verne Gagne

10/19/57 Mount Vernon, IL @ High School Gymnasium
US Champion Wilbur Snyder vs Angelo Poffo 2/3 60:00
Rose Roman vs Ramona TeSelle
Pedro Godoy & Carl Engstrom vs Bozo Brown & Gino Angelo

10/22/57 Hammond, IN @ Civic Center
Wilbur Snyder vs Angelo Poffo
The Sheik vs Billy Two Rivers
Carl Engstrom vs Bobby Managoff
Tony Silipini vs Bozo Brown

10/26/57 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
Penalty Belt Match
Don Leo Jonathan beat Verne Gagne
Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski beat Larry Chene & Carl Engstrom
Wilbur Snyder & Dick The Bruiser beat Angelo Poffo & Bronko Lubich
Mae Weston beat Rose Roman
att: 5,289

10/29/57 Sioux City, IA
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat Verne Gagne & Wilbur Snyder

10/30/57 Des Moines, IA
Wilbur Snyder beat Verne Gagne

11/5/57 Beloit, WI @ Armory
Angelo Poffo & Don Leo Jonathan vs Wilbur Snyder & Billy Two Rivers
Billy Goelz vs Gino Angelo
Bozo Brown vs Tony Silipini

11/6/57 Benton Harbor, MI @ Armory
US Champion Wilbur Snyder beat Dick the Bruiser on a reverse decision 3rd fall dq
1 Snyder beat Bruiser with an abdominal twist in 10:00
2 Bruiser beat Snyder with a piledriver.
3 Snyder could not continue; Bruiser was declared the winner, but then was disqualified by referee Frank Scoma when Bruiser tried to continue
Tony Sillipini beat Gino Angelo 2-0
Doug Lindsey (sub Bad Boy Joe) no decision Johnny Gilbert when both wrestlers were KO'ed after colliding

11/7/57 Omaha, NE
Wilbur Snyder vs Tommy O'Toole

11/8/57 Racine, WI @ Memorial Hall
Wilbur Snyder beat Don Leo Jonathan on a 2nd fall reverse decision
1 Snyder pinned Don Leo
2 Don Leo beat Snyder with a backbreaker but the decision was reversed when Don Leo was accused of fouling.
Gino Angelo & Angelo Poffo beat Tony Silipini & Carl Engstrom COR
Bobby Managoff beat Bozo Brown
Note: Jonathan knocked Snyder out cold before their match began. The bout was delayed giving Snyder time to recover. Don Leo also got into it with a fan at ringside after his match with Snyder ended.

11/9/57 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Arena
Dick The Bruiser & Angelo Poffo beat Wilbur Snyder & Bobby Managoff

11/13/57 Benton Harbor, MI @ Armory
US Champion Wilbur Snyder vs Dick the Bruiser
Tony Sillipini vs. George Drake
Lou Eisenhart & Tim Hampton vs Dave Moore & Roy Greenlee
Note: November 14 paper is missing.

11/14/57 Indianapolis, IN @ The Armory
Wilbur Snyder beat Dick Afflis on a 3rd fall dq
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat George Drake & Carl Engstrom 2/3
Bobby Managoff beat Gino Angelo in 15:00
matchmaker: Dick Patton
referee: Connie Marker
Notes: The local press built up the Snyder-Afflis match as a bout between ex-football stars. “Snyder did his grid chores for Utah University before entering Canadian pro ball, while Afflis, a former Shortridge athlete, starred with Purdue, Nevada, and the pro Green Bay Packers.”

11/18/57 Fort Wayne, IN
Don Leo Jonathan beat Wilbur Snyder

11/21/57 Indianapolis, IN @ The Armory
penalty belt match, both men were penalized and forced to wear the belt
Wilbur Snyder beat Dick “Bruiser” Afflis on a 3rd fall COR
Billy Two Rivers beat Don DeCortez in 3:00
Bobby Managoff beat The Sheik of Araby dq in 12:00
matchmaker: Dick Patton
referee: Connie Marker
announcer: Ed Smith
Notes: According to the November 21, 1957 edition of the Indianapolis Star, “pro wrestling will unveil a new penalty method at the Armory tonight; The Indiana State Athletic Commission has granted matchmaker Dick Patton the right to give the penelty belt a trial run in tonight’s rematch [between Afflis and Snyder]; The belt can be applied in 30 seconds and is called into play when a contestant commits a major foul.

Once clamped into place, the belt restricts the offending matman to the use of only one arm. First infractions call for a one minute belt penalty.  Subsequent periods are for two and three minutes."

11/22/57 Fort Atkinson, WI @ Municipal Building
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff vs Wilbur Snyder & Billy Goelz
Midwest Champion Bobby Managoff vs Sheik of Araby
Angelo Poffo vs Jerry Woods

11/23/57 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Arena
Dick the Bruiser drew Bobby Managoff
Wilbur Snyder beat Angelo Poffo
Carl Engstrom beat Roy Rogers
Ivan the Terrible beat Johnny Gilbert
Alberto Godoy & Pedro Godoy beat Duke Demitri & Ned Taylor

11/25/57 Hammond, IN @ Civic Center
Dick the Bruiser & Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat Wilbur Snyder & Alberto Godoy & Pedro Godoy
Bobby Managoff vs Angelo Poffo
Bronko Lubich vs Buddy Hack
NOTE: Hammond Fraternal Order of Police Youth benefit show

11/26/57 Monroe, WI @ Turner Hall
Wilbur Snyder beat Hans Hermann  2-0
Rose Roman & Bill Melby beat Ramona TeSelle & Gypsy Joe 2-0
1 Melby beat Joe
2 Roman beat TeSelle
Jack Allen beat Seymour Koenig

11/27/57 Des Moines, IA
Wilbur Snyder drew Verne Gagne

11/28/57 Milwaukee, WI @ South Side Armory
Wilbur Snyder beat Angelo Poffo
Ivan The Terrible beat Don Leo Jonathan
Billy Two Rivers beat Jack Wilson dq
Alberto Godoy beat Don DeCortez

12/2/57 Hammond, IN @ Civic Center
Championship Match
Bobby Managoff vs Wilbur Snyder
Angelo Poffo vs Carl Engstrom
Ivan the Terrible vs Gino Angelo
Tony Silipini vs Buddy Hack

12/4/57 Benton Harbor, MI @ Armory
US Champion Wilbur Snyder no decision Angelo Poffo when manager Bronko Lubich interfered in the 3rd fall
Billy Two Rivers & Alberto Godoy beat Gino Angelo & Don DeCortez
Bronko Lubich beat Lou Eisenhart

12/5/57 Indianapolis, IN @ The Armory
Bobby Managoff & Wilbur Snyder beat Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff on a 3rd fall dq
Carl Engstrom beat Jack Allen 2/3
1 Allen beat Engstrom
2 Engstrom beat Allen in 35 seconds
3 Engstrom beat Allen in 8:00
(Allen was originally scheduled to wrestle Sheik of Araby in the city’s second “penalty belt match”)
Tony Silipini beat Gino Angelo in 20:00
matchmaker: Dick Patton
referee: Harris Burris
Notes: The local newspaper said that the Volkoffs lost their claim to the World Tag Team Title to The Lisowskis, who were, in turn, beaten by Joe Tangaro and Guy Brunetti “here in Indianapolis.” Allen was said to be from Pittsburgh. Silipini was from Buffalo and Gino Angelo was said to be from Toledo.

12/9/57 Fort Wayne, IN
Wilbur Snyder beat Don Leo Jonathan
Att: 9,000

12/10/57 Rockford, IL @ Shrine Temple 
US Champion Wilbur Snyder vs Don Leo Jonathan
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff vs Bobby Managoff & Billy Two Rivers
Carl Engstrom vs Billy Goelz

12/11/57 Benton Harbor, MI @ Armory
US Champion Wilbur Snyder beat Angelo Poffo 2/3, 2nd fall by dq
1 Poffo beat Snyder
2 Poffo was dq'ed
3 Snyder beat Poffo
Billy Two Rivers beat Jack Wilson
Lou Eisenhart & Tim Hampton beat Dave Moore & Roy Greenlee
Att: 290 (snow)
Next card: Friday, December 27

12/12/57 Indianapolis, IN @ The Armory
Bobby Managoff & Wilbur Snyder beat Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff 2/3
Lola Lora & Teck Waukazo beat Vicky Lynn & Mae Weston 2/3
Mae Weston beat Lola Lora in 10:00
matchmaker: Dick Patton
Notes: Teck Waukazo was said to be a “full-blooded Chippewa Indian” from Red Wing, Minnesota. Lynn was from Pittsburgh and Lola Lora was from Philadelphia. Last show of the year.

12/13/57 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Argentina Rocca drew NWA Champion Edouard Carpentier
Dick the Bruiser (sub Don Leo Jonathan) beat Wilbur Snyder to win the United States Heavyweight Title
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat Alberto Godoy & Bobby Managoff
Pat O'Connor beat Bob Legs Langevin
Billy Two Rivers beat Harry Lewis
promoter: Fred Kohler
Att: 6,028 fans, gate: $14,620
Note: According to Wrestling Life magazine and other sources, Bruiser and Snyder traded the U.S. Title on Saturday, December 14, 1957, but that date is wrong.

12/16/57 Hammond, IN
Wilbur Snyder drew Bobby Managoff

12/16/57 Hollywood, CA @ Legion Stadium
Wilbur Snyder beat Hans Schmidt
Bobo Brazil beat Wilson Kohlbrecher
Broadway Venus drew Hardy Kruskamp
Hans Hermann beat Pat Fraley
Ricky Romero drew Dutch Schultz

12/20/57 Salt Lake City, UT @ Fairgrounds Coliseum
US Champion Wilbur Snyder beat The Bat dq
Einar Olsen vs Rey Urbano
Billy Goelz vs Bolo Shiroma
Eric vs Anderson

12/27/57 Racine, WI @ Memorial Hall
Battle Royal featuring Angelo Poffo, Bronko Lubich, Jack Allen, Alberto Godoy, Wilbur Snyder, Ivan The Terrible & Carl Engstrom

12/28/57 Chicago, IL
Ivan The Terrible beat Wilbur Snyder

Note: Added a Salt Lake City card from Kriss

Note: Added a Monroe, Wisconsin card from One Fan Gang.

Note: Added some Rockford cards from bitterwind.

Last edited on Wed Aug 14th, 2013 11:06 pm by clawmaster



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