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1/7/59 Madison, WI @ Dane County Fairgrounds Arena
US Champion Wilbur Snyder beat Hans Schmidt with an Italian Deathlock in 1:45 of the 3rd fall
Billy Goelz & Carl Engstrom no contest Gino Angelo & Gypsy Joe (sub Angelo Poffo)
Kurt Steinke beat Zack Malkov

1/8/59 Cleveland, OH
Lord Layton drew Doc Gallagher
Edouard Carpentier beat Bob "Legs" Langevin
Ilio DiPaolo drew Mike Gallagher
Wilbur Snyder beat Baron Gattoni
Man Mountain Montana beat Al Albertino
Bob Leipler & Dick Beyer beat Abe Zvonkin & Frank Fozo
att: 5,167

1/10/59 Omaha, NE @ Civic Auditorium
Omaha World Champion Wilbur Snyder beat Mitsu Arakawa dq
Ernie Dusek beat Thor Hagen
Joe Scarpello beat Johnny Kace
Jack Pesek beat Bill Dromo
Att: 5,780

1/21/59 Madison, WI @ Dane County Fairgrounds Arena
Wilbur Snyder & Roy McClarty & Don McClarty vs Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff & Gino Angelo
Wilbur Snyder vs Gino Angelo 60:00
Roy McClarty vs Boris Volkoff 30:00
Don McClarty vs. Nicoli Volkoff 15:00
Card cancelled due to heavy snow.

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
Notes: Detroit version of US Title. Legs Wilson aka Bob "Legs" Langevin. He usually traveled with Carpentier.

1/24/59 Indianapolis, IN @ 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 Cincinnati, OH
US Champion Angelo Poffo beat Wilbur Snyder
Dick the Bruiser beat Johnny Weaver
Edouard Carpentier beat Bozo Brown
Yukon Eric beat Baron Gattoni
Bobby Managoff beat Zack Malkov
Bob Ellis beat Jack Wilson

2/4/59 Madison, WI @ Dane County Fairgrounds Arena
US Champion Wilbur Snyder vs Gino Angelo
Angelo Poffo & Bronko Lubich vs Roy McClarty & Don McClarty
Shirley Strimple vs Ramona TeSelle
Card cancelled due to snow and poor road conditions

2/10/59 Indianapolis, IN @ The Armory
US Champion Angelo Poffo beat Johnny Weaver 2-0
Edouard Carpentier beat Martino Angelo in 8:40
Wilbur Snyder beat Legs Wilson in 10:00
Little Beaver & Mario Valentino Sanchez beat Pee Wee James & Mighty Schultz 2-0
promoter: Balk Estes
Att: 3,600 fans, 2,000 turned away, Gate:  $6,300)
Notes: The Indianapolis Star stated that “Wilbur Snyder, of Woodland Hills, Cal., former University of Utah wrestling and football star, will calsh with Legs Wilson of Canada. Snyder played pro football with the Los Angeles Rams and the Edmonton Eskimos in the Canadian league but eventually gave up his $8,000 a year football career to concentrate on pro wrestling and soon boomed into the $40,000 a year earning bracket.” Wilson was Bob “Legs” Langevin, who was traveling with Edouard Carpentier. Poffo was called the U.S. heavyweight champion. After his loss, Weaver was taken to Methodist Hospital, but “no injury could be found.”

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

2/18/59 Racine, WI @ Memorial Hall
Wilbur Snyder vs Angelo Poffo
Roy McClarty & Shirley Strimple vs Gino Angelo & Ramona TeSelle
Billy Goelz vs Johnny Kace

2/26/59 Cleveland, OH
Doc Gallagher & Mike Gallagher beat Dick Afflis & 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

3/6/59 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Arena
Don Fargo & Jackie Fargo beat Ricki Starr & Carl Engstrom
Wilbur Snyder & Bobby Managoff beat Alex Karras & Bob Konovsky
Boris Volkoff drew Roy McClarty
Bozo Brown beat Wayne Bock

3/7/59 Cincinatti, 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

3/18/59 Toledo, OH @ Sports Arena 
Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski beat Bobo Brazil & Bobby Brown 2/3
Wilbur Snyder beat Baron Gattoni
Dick Beyer beat Jim Wright
Dr. Big Bill Miller beat Man Mountain Montana
Promoter: Cliff Maupin

3/26/59 Cincinatti, 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

4/2/59 Anderson, IN @ National Guard Armory
Angelo Poffo beat Bobby Managoff 2/3
Wilbur Snyder beat Bronko Lubich with an abdominal stretch in 12:30
Johnny Weaver (sub Emile Dupre) beat Tommy O'Toole 2-0
Att: "overflow crowd", "more than 300 turned away"

4/10/59 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Arena
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat Wayne Bock & Alex Karras 2/3
Wilbur Snyder beat Bob Konovsky 2/3
Carl Engstrom beat Joe Gordon
Billy Goelz beat Pete Bartu
Gypsy Joe beat Bill Christy
promoter: Fred Kohler

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

4/23/59 Fort Wayne, IN
Death Match (submissions only)
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

4/30/59 Anderson, IN @ National Guard Armory
Referee Virgil Howell
Bobby Managoff & Wilbur Snyder beat Ray Shire & Roy Shire on a 3rd fall dq
Bob Ellis beat Irish Howard Martin 2/3
Bobby Managoff drew Ray Shire 30:00
Att: "near capacity of 1,200"
Promoter: Steve Chambers
Note: Next card in two weeks. Martin billed as Central States Champion.

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

5/7/59 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
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
Lorraine Johnson drew Kay Noble

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

5/30/59 Cincinnati, OH
Verne Gagne & Wilbur Snyder drew Angelo Poffo & Bronko Lubich
Verne Gagne & Wilbur Snyder drew Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff

6/4/59 Cleveland, OH @ Masonic Temple
Handicap Match
Fritz Von Erich beat Joe Brunetti then Guy Brunetti beat Fritz Von Erich 
Stan Lisowski & Reggie Lisowski beat Bobo Brazil & Wilbur Snyder
Mona Baker & Lucille Dupree beat Alma Mills & Elaine Perry
Argentina Zuma beat Mule Malone
Frank Townsend drew Abe Zvonkin

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

6/20/59 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

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

7/11/59 Angola IN
Roy Shire & Ray Shire vs Wilbur Snyder & Cowboy Bob Ellis
Penny Banner vs Shirley Strimple
Johnny Weaver vs Gino Angelo

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

7/25/59 Omaha, NE @ Municipal Stadium
Wilbur Snyder beat Dick the Bruiser 2/3 to win Omaha World Title
Cowboy Bob Ellis & Ernie Dusek drew Tosh Togo & Mitsu Arakawa
Otto Von Krupp beat Thor Hagen
Jack Pesek drew Emil Dusek
Att: 7,613

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

8/7/59 Spencer, IN @ High School
Championship Match
Wilbur Snyder vs Hans Hermann
Mitsu Arakawa vs Johnny Weaver
Don McClarty vs Gino Angelo

8/8/59 Omaha, NE @ Municipal Stadium
Cowboy Bob Ellis beat Omaha World Champion Wilbur Snyder dq
Mitsu Arakawa & Tosh Togo beat Reggie Lisowski & Otto von Krupp
Jack Pesek beat Ray Gordon
Ernie Dusek beat Kinji Shibuya

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 Cincinatti."

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

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

9/8/59 Spencer, IN @ High School
Wilbur Snyder vs The Crusher
Johnny Weaver & Bob Ellis vs Gino Angelo & Martino Angelo
One other match

9/17/59 Fort Wayne, IN 
Mitsu Arakawa beat Wilbur Snyder 
Cowboy Bradley & Lord Littlebrook drew Tiny Roe & Beau Brummel 
Verne Gagne beat Roy Shire 
Ray Shire drew Bob Ellis

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

9/26/59 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
Att: 9,072

10/1/59 Fort Wayne, IN  
Mitsu Arakawa ddq Wilbur Snyder   
Don Eagle beat Hans Herrmann 
Don Eagle (sub Verne Gagne) drew Hans Schmidt
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti beat Pete Kovacs & Frank Fozo 
Betty Clark drew Carol Cook 
att: 3659

10/3/59 Omaha, NE @ Civic Auditorium
Dr. X beat Wilbur Snyder to win Omaha World Title
Ernie Dusek beat Bill Longson
Don McClarty beat Tommy O'Toole
Jack Pesek beat Rock Hunter
Att: 8,114, Gate: $11,029

10/15/59 Fort Wayne, IN  
Hans Schmidt & Mitsu Arakawa beat Wilbur Snyder & Don Eagle 
Dick Steinborn beat Johnny Weaver 
Verne Gagne beat Hans Schmidt 
Att: 3,315

10/21/59 Racine, WI @ Memorial Hall
US Title Match
Wilbur Snyder beat Angelo Poffo on a 3rd fall dq
1 Snyder beat Poffo
2 Poffo beat Snyder
3 Poffo was dq'ed
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti beat Gino Angelo & Jack Wilson 2-0
Billy Goelz (sub Gypsy Joe) beat Jack Allen
Bill Christensen beat Dick Wilkerson
Promoter: Einar Olsen
Att: "capacity crowd"

10/23/59 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Ricki Starr beat Gorgeous George on a 3rd fall dq
1 George won the first in 7:10
2 Starr won the second in 1:55
3 George was dq'ed
Wilbur Snyder beat Killer Lisowski
Don Fargo & Jackie Fargo beat Carl Engstrom & Johnny Gilbert
Jack Wilson beat Lou Eisenhart
Billy Goelz beat Porfirio Longorio
El Gran Zuma beat Otto Von Krupp
promoter: Fred Kohler
referee: Sidney Novak
Att: 5,020 fans
Att: 4,340 fans according to the Chicago American
gate: $12,005.32
net gate according to the Chicago American: $10,745
Note: This show’s crowd was Kohler’s biggest of the year.

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.

10/31/59 Spencer, IN @ High School
Wilbur Snyder vs Gorgeous George
The Crusher vs Bronco Lubich
Doug Lindzy vs Gino Angelo

11/13/59 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Wilbur Snyder beat Gorgeous George 2-0, 1st fall by dq
1 Snyder beat George by dq in 5:25
2 Snyder beat George in 4:22
Don Fargo & Jackie Fargo beat Mitsu Arakawa & Kinji Shibuya 2/3
Shirley Strimple beat Ramona TeSelle in 15:29
Yukon Eric beat Jack Wilson in 4:03
Billy Goelz beat Pete Kovac in 12:49
Count Coroni beat Tony Labarbra in 5:00
Lou Spindola beat Ray Gordon in 14:07

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 Cleveland, OH @ Public Hall
Judo Jacket Match
Lord Layton beat Mike Gallagher
Waldo von Erich drew with Billy "Red" Lyons
Ilio DiPaolo beat Lee Henning
Doc Gallagher beat Mike Valentino
Bobo Brazil & Wilbur Snyder beat Ed Miller & Dan Miller
Red Feather & Black Panther beat Sky Low Low & Fuzzy Cupid   
att. 7,286

12/11/59 Denver, CO @ Auditorium Arena
United States Tag Team Champions Ray Shire & Roy Shire beat Verne Gagne & Wilbur Snyder 2/3
Jack Pesek beat Ernie Dusek dq
Jerry Christy drew Doug Lindsey 20:00
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
referee: Bob Sauer
Att: 3,500 fans

12/12/59 Omaha, NE @ Civic Auditorium
Omaha World Champion Dr. X beat Wilbur Snyder
Verne Gagne beat Ernie Dusek
Ernie Dusek beat Jerry Gordette
Jack Pesek beat Jerry Christy

12/18/59 Salt Lake City, UT @ Fairgrounds Coliseum
Wilbur Snyder vs Lou Plummer
Jessica Rogers vs Laura Martinez
Sascha the Great & Chuck Grant vs Cliff Olsen & Arman Hussein
One more match

Last edited on Wed Aug 14th, 2013 11:09 pm by clawmaster



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