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Saturday, May 2, 1964 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) The Mad Mongol vs. Kenny Mack
2) The Mad Mongol vs. Gory Guerrero
3) The Caveman vs. Bobby Joe Franco
4) Bob Hamby & Joe Turco vs. Gory Guerrero & Bassil Battah

From the May 5 El Paso-Herald-Post: “Gory Guerrero makes his first defense this season of the world light heavyweight crown when he battles the Caveman in tonight’s mat topper in the Coliseum. Guerrero won the world title from Rey Mendoza, before a Mexico City crowd of 18,000, and made 11 successful defenses until he lost to Ali Bey last year, but on Sept. 24, he conquered the Turk to win back the belt. Guerrero and the Caveman have met three times, with two victories going to the latter, and the third being ruled a ‘no contest’ when action spilled over into the spectators. Four other matches are on tap, highlighted by a tag team squabble matching Killer Karl Kox and Sir Nelson Royal against Joe Turco and Bob (Bomber) Hamby.”

Tuesday, May 5, 1964 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX – 1,338
1) Beatnik Duke defeated Loco Mendez
2) Bobby Joe Franco defeated Kenny Mack
3) Rita Cortez defeated Bambi Ball
4) Killer Karl Kox & Sir Nelson Royal defeated Bob Hamby & unknown
5) World Light Heavyweight Champion Gory Guerrero fought The Caveman to a double-KO

From the May 6 El Paso Herald-Post: “Gory Guerrero, looking forward to an upcoming shot at Lou Thesz, still has a pesky problem with the Caveman. Guerrero and the Caveman collided in last night’s feature with the intention of settling a feud which stretched back over their last three engagements. But the Caveman again proved a rough customer, and battles the Mexican ace into a weary deadlock. Both fighters finished the bout on their backs in an unusual double kayo. A crowd of 1,338 was on hand. The clincher to 35 minutes of heated slugging came when both strongmen banged heads after bouncing off the ropes. Neither could regain his feet. Although the result failed to settle the feud, Guerrero retained his world light heavyweight belt. Bob (Bomber) Hamby was belted into submission by Killer Karl Kox and Sir Nelson Royal in the semi-final. Hamby suffered a bloody forehead and was carried from the ring. Rita Cortez whipped Bambi Ball; Bobby Joe Franco overcame Kenny Mack; and Beatnik Duke crushed Loco Mendez.”

From the May 8 El Paso Herald-Post: “A six-man tag match will serve as the feature in tomorrow’s arena behind the Coliseum. Joe Turco, Beatnik Duke and Kenny Mack will team up to face Bobby Joe Franco, Armando Camacho and the Cisco Kid. Action will go three falls. Regular tag rules will prevail, with only one grappler from each squad allowed in the ring at any time. The Caveman, one of the most successful fighters on the border, will also join the cartel with a 15-minute flurry against big Gypsy Biviano. The latter returned to El Paso this week after campaigning in Tennessee. Three other matches are on tap. Activities move over to the Coliseum Tuesday, when Gory Guerrero and Luis Martinez engage Killer Karl Kox and Sir Nelson Royal.”

From the May 9 El Paso Herald-Post: “Bassil Battah will seek his first win over Bob (Bomber) Hamby in three tries when the two trade blows on tonight’s wrestling card at the Judging Arena. In their last two meetings, both at one-fall, Hamby used his wily tactics to overcome Battah. The Caveman will join tonight’s show with a 15-minute skirmish with Big Gypsy Biviano. A six-man tag team is also featured, with Joe Turco, Beatnik Duke and Kenny Mack lining up against Bobby Joe Franco, Armando Camacho and the Cisco Kid. Turco and Camacho will squabble in a one-fall match, and the Beatnik takes on Franco.”

Saturday, May 9, 1964 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Bobby Joe Franco defeated Beatnik Duke
2) Joe Turco defeated Armando Camacho
3) The Caveman defeated Gypsy Biviano
4) Joe Turco & Beatnik Duke & Kenny Mack defeated Bobby Joe Franco & Armando Camacho & The Cisco Kid
5) Bob Hamby defeated Bassil Battah

From the May 11 El Paso Herald-Post: “Gory Guerrero takes on a new partner to meet Killer Karl Kox and Sir Nelson Royal in tomorrow’s wrestling mainliner in the Coliseum. Guerrero will be paired with Mexico’s Luis Martinez in a 60-minute fray. Under the special terms of the match, the losing squad must leave town. As a special feature on the four-bout cartel, a 600-pound wrestling bear will take on three human fighters. The Caveman, Bob (Bomber) Hamby and Joe Turco also will face ‘Vic the Bruiser’. In Saturday’s feature at the Judging Arena, Hamby outwitted Battah in 25 minutes. The team of Turco, Mack and Beatnik Duke whipped Franco, the Cisco Kid and Armando Camacho; the Caveman conquered Big Gypsy Biviano; Turco shaded Camacho; and Franco licked the Beatnik.”

From the May 12 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Caveman, a self-proclaimed expert at fighting animals in the wrestling ring, will be shooting for a $1,000 prize when he faces a 600-pound bear on tonight’s card in the Coliseum. According to the Caveman, he previously wrestled bears and mountain lions, and once boxed a gorilla. In tonight’s show, he’ll be joined by Bob (Bomber) Hamby and Joe Turco in a tag team tussle against ‘Vic the Bruiser’. In the mainliner, two Mexican stars, Gory Guerrero and Luis Martinez, are booked against Killer Karl Kox and Sir Nelson Royal. A one-hour limit will prevail, with the losing squad obligated to leave town in punishment for defeat. Two one-fall tests will round out the cartel. Al Szasz of Budapest, Hungary debuts locally against young Bobby Joe Franco. In the curtain-raiser, Kenny Mack of St. Louis hooks holds with Big Gypsy Biviano of Juarez.”

Tuesday, May 12, 1964 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Kenny Mack vs. Gypsy Biviano
2) Al Szasz vs. Bobby Joe Franco
3) Vic the Bruiser (bear) defeated The Caveman & Joe Turco & Bob Hamby
4) Gory Guerrero & Luis Hernandez defeated Killer Karl Kox & Sir Nelson Royal

From the May 13 El Paso Herald-Post: “Gory Guerrero, who was kayoed in an unruly fashion by Sir Nelson Royal after last night’s wrestling feature in the Coliseum, will get a chance to square the record. Guerrero and Sir Nelson today were signed to a rematch, and will meet again on Tuesday’s feature in the same ring. The sequel was arranged after Sir Nelson challenged the Mexican ace to a ‘Texas Death Match’ in order to settle a feud dating back to the ’62 season. Neither Sir Nelson nor Guerrero pinned one another in last night’s match, which erupted into a free-for-all. Sir Nelson teaming up with Killer Karl Kox, was beaten by Guerrero and Luis Martinez. But, after the final bell, Sir Nelson grabbed a chair from ringside and flattened Guerrero with a wallop over the skull. Guerrero, in accepting Sir Nelson’s Death Match challenge, waived the ‘loser leaves town’ conditions of last night’s contest. The semi-final lasted only several minutes, with 'Vic the Bruiser’, a wrestling bear, whipping Joe Turco, Bob (Bomber) Hamby and the Caveman. None of the human grapplers was anxious to mix it up.”

From the May 15 El Paso Herald-Post: “Eight wrestlers, including a bear called Vic the Bruiser, will be in the ring for tomorrow’s mainliner in the Judging Arena behind the Coliseum. The unusual event is booked as a ‘battle royal’, with each fighter trying to pin anyone he can get his hands on. Anyone levelling the animal for the three-second count wins a $1,000 jackpot, according to the promoters. The lineup of humans includes Gory Guerrero, Bob (Bomber) Hamby, Armando Camacho, Kenny Mack, Big Gypsy Biviano, the Cisco Kid, and Guy Taylor. In other tests, Joe Turco meets Bobby Joe Franco, and the Cisco Kid goes against Al Szasz.”

From the May 16 El Paso Herald-Post: “The clean fighting youngster meets the crafty veteran on tonight’s six-bout grappling cartel in the Judging Arena behind the Coliseum. Bobby Joe Franco of the Dominican Republic is booked against rough Joe Turco of Italy in a semi-final slated to go three falls or 45 minutes. Tonight’s feature will be sparked by another appearance of ‘Vic the Bruiser’, a 550 pound wrestling bear. Seven human fighters and the Bruiser will be in the ring at the same time for a free-swinging melee known as a ‘battle royal’. Anyone levelling the bear wins a $1,000 prize.”

Saturday, May 16, 1964 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) The Cisco Kid vs. Al Szasz
2) Joe Turco vs. Bobby Joe Franco
3) 8-man Battle Royal (participants: Vic the Bruiser (bear), Gory Guerrero, Bob Hamby, Armando Camacho, Kenny Mack, Gypsy Biviano, The Cisco Kid, Guy Taylor)

From the May 19 El Paso Herald-Post: “Gory Guerrero, an experienced hand at ‘Texas Death Match; grappling, will be out to settle matters with Sir Nelson Royal in tonight’s mainliner in the Coliseum. Under Death Match conditions, falls don’t count, and action continues until either fighter collapses or concedes. The last version of the death match occurred on April 9, 1963, when Guerrero beat Paul de Galles on a technicality. The slugfest went 13 falls. Before that, he defeated Mickey Sharp in nine falls, and the Masked Terror in 11 falls. Tonight’s edition is an offshoot of last week’s feature, when Sir Nelson kayoed Guerrero with a chair after the final bell. In the co-feature, Luis Martinez and the Viking will go three falls or one hour. Bob (Bomber) Hamby and Joe Turco are booked against Bobby Joe Franco and Armando Camacho. Two one-fall tiffs are also slated.”

Tuesday, May 19, 1964 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Kenny Mack defeated Gypsy Biviano
2) Bobo Johnson defeated Loco Mendez
3) Bobby Joe Franco & Armando Camacho fought Bob Hamby & Joe Turco to a draw
4) The Viking defeated Luis Martinez
5) Texas Death Match: Gory Guerrero defeated Sir Nelson Royal

From the May 20 El Paso Herald-Post: “Gory Guerrero settled matters with Sir Nelson Royal by winning last night’s mainliner at the Coliseum, but he took a licking in the process. The Mexican absorbed most of the punishment in the ‘Texas Death Match’ and finished the battle on the canvas. A lucky break on Guerrero’s part evidently prevented disaster. The Mexican was strung on the ropes, trying to keep from going down, when he managed to toss Sir Nelson out of the ring. Sir Nelson conked out after hitting the Coliseum floor, and failed to answer the bell for the next fall. The struggle, staged without a time limit, lasted 25 minutes and 30 seconds. Only two falls were posted, although falls didn’t count. Sir Nelson got the first pin in 24:30, and the Mexican got the second in exactly one minute. Sir Nelson, by losing the battle, is now obligated to vacate the border wrestling scene. Luis Martinez took a licking from the Viking. In other matches, Bobby Joe Franco and Armando Camacho deadlocked the rough duo of Bob (Bomber) Hamby and Joe Turco; Bobo Johnson stopped Loco Mendez in 13 minutes; Kenny Mack whipped Big Gypsy Biviano in 8:15.”

From the May 23 El Paso Herald-Post: “The local wrestlers, Armando Camacho and the Cisco Kid, will join forces to meet a pair of tricky veterans on tonight’s lineup in the Judging Arena. The young twosome will face Joe Turco of Sicily and Kenny Mack of St. Louis in a collision booked for three falls. The event will mark the first mainliner for Camacho, and the first occasion when the two El Paso strongmen have teamed up into a tag team. Bobby Joe Franco will square off against the shady techniques of Bob (Bomber) Hamby in a one hour test. Other matches put Paul Harrison against Bobo Johnson, Big Gypsy Biviano against Alberto Reyes, Turco against Harrison, and the Cisco Kid against Johnson.

Saturday, May 23, 1964 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) The Cisco Kid vs. Bobo Johnson
2) Joe Turco vs. Paul Harrison
3) Gypsy Biviano vs. Alberto Reyes
4) Paul Harrison vs. Bobo Johnson
5) Bobby Joe Franco vs. Bob Hamby
6) Armando Camacho & The Cisco Kid vs. Joe Turco & Kenny Mack

From the May 26 El Paso Herald-Post: “A wrestling free-for-all, known as a ‘battle royal’, will put 10 fighters in the ring at the same time on tonight’s card in the Coliseum. The winner will be crowned the ‘Texas Auto Battle Royal Champ’, and will receive a trophy donated by Texas Auto Sales. Under battle royal conditions, a fighter is eliminated either by the customary pin, or by being knocked out of the ring and failing to get back in before 20 seconds. Included in the field are Joe Turco, Kenny Mack, Big Gypsy Biviano, Alberto Reyes, Bobby Joe Franco, Armando Camacho, Paul Harrison, the Cisco Kid, and Bobo Johnson. In the co-feature, the Viking will hope to repeat the licking he handed Luis Martinez in last week’s mainliner.”

Tuesday, May 26, 1964 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Joe Turco & Gypsy Biviano defeated Paul Harrison & Bobo Johnson
2) Loco Mendez fought Armando Camacho to a draw
3) The Cisco Kid defeated Ray Mancinas
4) Bobby Joe Franco defeated Kenny Mack
5) Luis Martinez defeated The Viking
6) Bobby Joe Franco won a 10-man Battle Royal (other participants: Joe Turco, Kenny Mack, Gypsy Biviano, Ray Mancinas, Armando Camacho, Paul Harrison, The Cisco Kid, Bobo Johnson)

From the May 27 El Paso Herald-Post: “Bobby Joe Franco scored a double victory last night in the Coliseum and lifted himself into top contention in the border wrestling circuit. The 23 year old grappler turned in the night’s top performance by winning the 10-man ‘battle royal’ and taking home a trophy donated by Texas Auto Sales. The triumph was well applauded. Franco will be required to defend the battle royal crown within 30 days. Franco also crossed swords with Kenny Mack and posted a soft victory. Luis Martinez put away the Viking in 18 minutes. Other results: the Cisco Kid beat Ray Mancinas; Loco Mendez and Armando Camacho drew; Turco and Biviano crushed Paul Harrison and Bobo Johnson.”

From the May 29 El Paso Herald-Post: “Two border newcomers, both with rough styles, will be in the lineup for tomorrow’s wrestling docket in the Judging Arena. Hangman Bud Cody from Tucson and Kurt Von Hess of Germany will take on two border favorites. The Hangman will try his neck-stretching grip on Bobo Johnson, and Von Hess gets a chance to lock grips with El Paso’s Armando Camacho. In the topper, set for three falls or 45 minutes, Bobby Joe Franco collides against Joe Turco. Another 45 minute skirmish is slated, putting the Cisco Kid of El Paso against Kenny Mack of St. Louis.”

From the May 30 El Paso Herald-Post: “Bobby Joe Franco and Joe Turco resume their feud in tonight’s wrestling topper at the Coliseum with a struggle booked for two-out-of-three falls or 45 minutes. In last week’s action, Franco and Turco became the last two finalists in a 10-man ‘battle royal’. Franco survived Turco’s shady tricks to win. The cartel will also introduce two new faces to border mat fans: Hangman Bud Cody of Tucson and Kurt Von Hess of Germany. The Hangman takes on Bobo Johnson of New York, while the German makes his debut against El Paso’s Armando Camacho. In another battle, Kenny Mack runs into the Cisco Kid.”

Saturday, May 30, 1964 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Kenny Mack defeated The Cisco Kid
2) Armando Camacho defeated Kurt Von Hess via DQ
3) Bud Cody defeated Bobo Johnson
4) Bobby Joe Franco defeated Joe Turco in three falls

From the June 1 El Paso Herald-Post: “Bobby Joe Franco, slated to headline tomorrow’s wrestling show in the Coliseum, scored a sharp drill in weekend wrestling action. The 23-year-old fighter from the Dominican Republic topped Saturday’s agenda in the Judging Arena and beat Joe Turco in three falls. In tomorrow’s cartel, Franco will try to control the wild attack of the Caveman. Action will go three falls or 60 minutes. Kurt Von Hess of Germany will take on Luis Martinez, and Gory Guerrero meets Hangman Bud Cody in other sides of the triple mainliner. Other Saturday results: Cody used his strangle grip to crush Bobo Johnson.; Von Hess was disqualified against Armando Camacho; Kenny Mack shaded the Cisco Kid.”

From the June 2 El Paso Herald-Post: “The longest win streak of the year will be on the line in tonight’s wrestling card in the Coliseum when Bobby Joe Franco tries for his ninth in a row. The 23-year-old grappler from the Dominican Republic runs into the Caveman in a match carded for three falls or 60 minutes. Franco is undefeated since April 22. On that occasion, he lost a one fall match to Joe Turco. Since then, he went on to post two wins over Turco. Gory Guerrero also returns to action on tonight’s card with a one-fall collision against Hangman Bud Cody of Tucson. Luis Martinez rounds out the triple mainliner with a 30-minute battle against burly Kurt Von Hess of Germany. The undercard puts Turco against Armando Camacho, and Bobo Johnson against Kenny Mack.”

Tuesday, June 2, 1964 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Kenny Mack defeated Bobo Johnson
2) Armando Camacho defeated Joe Turco
3) Luis Martinez defeated Kurt Von Hess
4) Gory Guerrero fought Bud Cody to a draw
5) The Caveman defeated Bobby Joe Franco

From the June 3 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Caveman, after posting a resounding triumph in last night’s mat show at the Coliseum, set the stage for one of the season’s top wrestling events. According to the promoters, the Caveman will be teamed up with the Mad Mongol to face the Mysterious Medics in next week’s mainliner. Last year, the Medics proved the biggest attraction on the local scene, and were known for such trickery as switching places behind the referee’s back. The masked fighters have been ranked among the nation’s top ten tag teams since their ’53 border invasion. In last night’s show, the Caveman gave no quarter while slugging around Bobby Joe Franco for most of the 20-minute skirmish. Franco finished the battle on his back, and suffered a bloody forehead. The local favorite, Gory Guerrero, knocked heads with Hangman Bud Cody, but the duel ended in a draw. Luis Martinez levelled Kurt Von Hess in eight minutes; Armando Camacho bested Joe Turco in 10:35; and Kenny Mack topped Bobo Johnson.”

From the June 6 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mad Mongol and the Caveman, prepping for next week’s battle against the Mysterious Medics, will head tonight’s mainliner in the Judging Arena. The duo will meet the rough attack of Hangman Bud Cody and Kurt Von Hess in a fracas carded for three falls or 45 minutes. Action shapes up as a test between the Mongol’s well-touted ‘claw hold’ and Cody’s hangman hold. In his last outing, Cody used the grip to knock out Gory Guerrero. Guerrero also joins tonight’s lineup with a 15 minute skirmish against crafty Joe Turco. Bobby Joe Franco, fresh off his stormy brawl against the Caveman, takes on Bobo Johnson.”

Saturday, June 6, 1964 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) The Cisco Kid defeated Gypsy Biviano
2) Bobby Joe Franco defeated Bobo Johnson
3) Gory Guerrero defeated Joe Turco
4) The Mad Mongol & The Caveman defeated Bud Cody & Kurt Von Hess

From the June 8 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mad Mongol and the Caveman, after a sharp drill in weekend wrestling action, are now set to take on the Mysterious Medics in tomorrow’s big agenda in the Coliseum. The Mongol and Caveman needed only 25 minutes to whip Kurt Von Hess and Hangman Bud Cody in Saturday’s feature. Von Hess was victim of the Mongol’s ‘claw hold’, and Cody was disqualified for an illegal application of his hangman’s grip. Last year, the Medics campaigned extensively in El Paso, then went on to gain the top spot in national tag team listings by the National Wrestling Alliance. Other Saturday results: the Cisco Kid registered a convincing triumph over Gypsy Biviano; Bobby Joe Franco defeated Bobo Johnson; Gory Guerrero defeated Joe Turco.”

From the June 9 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mysterious Medics, one of the biggest attractions in border mat history, will try to elude the Mad Mongol’s ‘claw grip’ in tonight’s feature at the Coliseum. In tonight’s 60 minute encounter, the Mongol will be joined by the Caveman in defense of the International City Tag Team trophy. The Mongol’s claw grip has proved his best attack, and the Caveman relies on a savage style. In the co-feature, Luis Martinez meets the Sheik in a 45 minute match. Bobby Joe Franco tops the undercard with a one-fall meeting against Hangman Bud Cody.”

Tuesday, June 9, 1964 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX – 2,288
1) Navajo Frank defeated The Cisco Kid
2) Kurt Von Hess defeated Joe Turco
3) Bud Cody defeated Bobby Joe Franco
4) Luis Martinez defeated The Sheik via DQ
5) The Medics defeated The Mad Mongol & The Caveman in three falls to win the International City Tag Team Title

From the June 10 El Paso Herald-Post: “Wrestling fans who expected a rough performance by the Mysterious Medics weren’t disappointed. A paid crowd of 2,288, second largest of the year, filled the Coliseum last night to watch the hooded villains open their border invasion. The Medics roared into the Mad Mongol and the Caveman, scored a blustery triumph in slightly over 18 minutes and walked off with the International City Tag Team trophy. With action pegged at one fall each, the Medics seemed on the verge of defeat when the Mongol clamped on his well-touted ‘claw hold’ of the stomach, but the other Medic saved the night with a leap from the top rope, which softened up the Mongol for a quick body press. Referee Loco Mendez had his hands full in the wild match and couldn’t control the Medics. The Mongol’s futile application of the claw grip brought a roar from the crowd. Earlier in the fray, the Caveman registered the first pin in 6:30, but was the victim of the second fall in 8:05. Before the mainliner, Arnold Pastrick, West Berlin light heavyweight champ, was introduced to the fans, but got in a squabble with the Medics. He suffered a bloody forehead. Gory Guerrero had the misfortune to meet the Sheik in another unscheduled tussle. Gory jumped into the ring after the Sheik was disqualified for illegal tactics against Luis Martinez. Guerrero was belted out of the ring and suffered a bruise above the left eye from the Sheik’s ‘fireball’ attack. Hangman Bud Cody overcame Bobby Joe Franco, Kurt Von Hess licked Joe Turco, and Navajo Frank levelled the Cisco Kid. “

From the June 12 El Paso Herald-Post: “Arnold Pastrick of West Berlin opens his border campaign tomorrow in the Judging Arena behind the Coliseum with a one fall scrap against Kurt Von Hess. Patrick was introduced to border fans before Tuesday’s mainliner, and wound up in an unscheduled fray with the Mysterious Medics. The German received a bloody nose in the process. The Medics, fresh off their conquest of the International City Tag Team trophy go against Armando Camacho and Bobby Joe Franco. Two other battles are slated: Hangman Bud Cody meets Wayne Shadle, and the Caveman meets Bobo Johnson in the opener.”

From the June 13 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mysterious Medics, champs of the local wrestling heap, will flex their muscles on Armando Camacho and Bobby Joe Franco in tonight’s wrestling highlight in the Judging Arena. Franco reached main event status last month, in a bloody setback at the hands of the Caveman. In another 45 minute grapple, the Caveman faces agile Bobo Johnson. Two other matches are slated.”

Saturday, June 13, 1964 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) The Caveman vs. Bobo Johnson
2) Bud Cody vs. Wayne Shadle
3) Arnold Pastrick vs. Kurt Von Hess
4) The Medics defeated Armando Camacho & Bobby Joe Franco in two straight falls

From the June 15 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mysterious Medics, eyeing their third straight border win, run into Arnold Pastrick and Luis Martinez in tomorrow’s wrestling mainliner in the Coliseum. Last week, the Medics returned to El Paso and copped the International City Tag Team trophy in their first outing. A crowd of 2,288, second biggest of the season, watched the battle. In Saturday’s slate at the Judging Arena, the Medics needed only two fall to whip Bobby Joe Franco and Armando Camacho.”

From the June 16 El Paso Herald-Post: “Arnold Pastrick, aided by Luis Martinez, gets his chance for revenge against the Mysterious Medics in tonight’s mat show in the Coliseum. The former West Berlin light heavyweight champ suffered a bloody nose at the hands of the Medics during an unofficial scrap last week while he was being introduced to border fans. Tonight’s revival of the feud will go three falls or 60 minutes. Hangman Bud Cody and the Caveman will clash in the semi-final, set for 45 minutes. The prelims put Kurt Von Hess against Bobby Joe Franco and Bobo Johnson against Texas Tiger Romo. A tag team fray matches Wayne Shadle and Tonina Quiroz against Armando Camacho and the Cisco Kid.”

Tuesday, June 16, 1964 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX – 1,454
1) Bobo Johnson defeated Texas Tiger Romo
2) Armado Camacho & The Cisco Kid defeated Wayne Shadle & Tonina Quiroz
3) Kurt Von Hess defeated Paul Harrison
4) The Caveman defeated Bud Cody via DQ
5) The Medics defeated Arnold Pastrick & Luis Martinez

From the June 17 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mysterious Medics unveiled another shady tactic while annexing last night’s wrestling feature before a paid turnout of 1,454. Such Medic stunts as switching places behind the referee’s back are well-known to local mat aficionados, but the hooded grapplers turned defeat into victory last night by clobbering Luis Martinez over the head with a roll of coins. According to ringside spectators, one of the Medics pulled a roll of nickels from his boot and floored Martinez with a blow across the head. Referee Loco Mendez, who was accidentally belted through the ropes, did not see the unorthodox Medic assault on Martinez, but he got back into the ring in time to call the three-second count on the fallen Martinez. The outcome was greeted by boisterous boos from fans who claimed Martinez had pinned one of the Medics while the referee was out of the ring. Fans insisted the Medics also switched places for the final pin. Martinez’ fighting mate, Arnold Pastrick, got in his licks in the early stages and leveled one of his foes in 9:30, before Pastrick submitted to the second pin in 8:40. The Medics took a banging and seemed en route to defeat. Time of the clinching fall was 5:15. The Caveman copped the semi-final when Hangman Bud Cody was disqualified for an illegal application of his pet hold. Kurt Von Hess needed 10 minutes to crush Paul Harrison; Wayne Shadle and Tonina Quiroz fell before Armando Camacho and the Cisco Kid; and Bobo Johnson stopped Texas Tiger Romo.”

From the June 17 El Paso Herald-Post: “In wrestling, there’s always a ‘good guy’ who the crowd cheers and a ‘villain’ who gets the boos, the pillows and sometimes pop bottles. But at Washington Park on Sunday, they will all be good guys. All, that is, except one. She’s a gal. Wrestlers from throughout the world have donated their services to put on a free match at the annual Little Boy Blue and Sister Too Day at Washington Park Sunday, it was announced by Saul Kleinfeld of the Downtown Optimist Club. By special permission of wrestling authorities, a man will wrestle a woman. Pat Gourley of El Paso will grapple with Ronnie Duecher, also of El Paso, in one fall or 10 minutes. Needy children from El Paso and Juarez, including orphans, are treated to hot dogs, swimming and a picnic in the park with all the trimmings by members of the Optimist Club. Mr. Kleinfeld is chairman of the event. Every year it has grown. Thousands of children are treated. In the main event, the Mysterious Medics will tackle Bobby Joe Franco of the Dominican Republic and Armando Camacho of El Paso in one fall or 20 minutes. A special attraction will feature Mr. Kleen of Lansing, Mich., versus Kurt Von Hess of Berlin, Germany. The six-man tag team match features Gory Guerrero, world’s light heavyweight champion, Arnold Pastrick of Germany and the Cisco Kid of El Paso versus Hangman Bud Cody of Sydney, Australia, the Caveman and Wayne Shadle of El Paso.”

Saturday, June 20, 1964 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Armando Camacho fought Wayne Shadle to a draw
2) Bud Cody fought Arnold Pastrick to a draw
3) The Caveman defeated Kurt Von Hess
4) The Medics defeated Bobo Johnson & Paul Harrison

Sunday, June 21, 1964 – Washington Park – El Paso, TX
1) Pat Gourley vs. Ronnie Deucher
2) Gory Guerrero & Arnold Pastrick & The Cisco Kid vs. Bud Cody & The Caveman & Wayne Shadle
3) Mr. Kleen vs. Kurt Von Hess
4) The Medics vs. Bobby Joe Franco & Armando Camacho

From the June 22 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mysterious Medics go against Gentleman Ed Sharpe and Hangman Bud Cody in quest of their fifth straight border triumph in tomorrow’s mat show in the Coliseum. In Saturday’s action, the Medics had no trouble with Bobo Johnson and Paul Harrison and coasted to a snappy two fall victory. During the ’63 season, Sharpe was a top performer in El Paso, and attracted a crowd of 3,200 for a battle against Gory Guerrero, who also highlights tomorrow’s cartel with a 90-minute defense of his world light heavyweight title against the Caveman. Other Saturday results: the Caveman downed Kurt Von Hess in seven minutes; Cody deadlocked Arnold Pastrick; Armando Camacho and Wayne Shadle also drew.”

Tuesday, June 23, 1964 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX – 1,679
1) Bobo Johnson & Paul Harrison defeated Kenny Mack & Wayne Shadle
2) Arnold Pastrick defeated Kurt Von Hess
3) The Medics defeated Ed Sharpe & Bud Cody
4) World Light Heavyweight Champion Gory Guerrero defeated The Caveman in three falls
5) Medic #? won a 10-man Battle Royal

From the June 24 El Paso Herald-Post: “Gory Guerrero retained his world light heavyweight crown last night at the Coliseum by soundly trouncing the Caveman before a paid turnout of 1,679. Guerrero conceded the first fall in 14 minutes, but roared back to annex the next two pins. The match lasted 28 minutes. The deciding action came when Guerrero wearied the Caveman with an ‘airplane spin’, then trapped his with an upside down grip. Guerrero took the fire out of the Caveman by slamming his head into the canvas, then into the ring post. The Mysterious Medics used their crafty techniques to outwit Gentleman Ed Sharpe and Hangman Bud Cody. Part of the Medics’ attack was a switching maneuver behind the referee’s back. One of the Medics – thanks to the same switching routine – triumphed in the 10-man ‘battle royal’ and took home the trophy donated by Texas Auto Sales. Other results: Arnold Pastrick whipped Kurt Von Hess in 13 minutes, and Bobo Johnson and Paul Harrison got a judges’ nod over Kenny Mack and Wayne Shadle.”

From the June 26 El Paso Herald-Post: “Gory Guerrero and Arnold Pastrick will team up for the first time for tomorrow’s wrestling agenda in the Judging Arena behind the Coliseum. The clean-fighting pair will go against two villains, Nikita Mulkovich and Kurt Von Hess, in a battle set for one fall or 15 minutes. Mulkovich campaigned in El Paso last season, then left for a tour covering Japan and the West Coast. The Mysterious Medics will go against Gordo Chihuahua and Gordo Martinez. In Tuesday’s show at the Coliseum, the Medics will take on Guerrero and Pastrick.”

From the June 27 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mysterious Medics put their six-match win streak on the line in tonight’s wrestling topper in the Judging Arena behind the Coliseum. The Masked badmen will go against two burly opponents, Gordo Chihuahua of Chihuahua, and Gordo Martinez of Torreon. Chihuahua will check in at 255 pounds, and Martinez at 235. Each of the Medics weighs 219. Gory Guerrero and Arnold Pastrick will combine talents to engage Kurt Von Hess and Nikita Mulkovich.”

Saturday, June 27, 1964 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Paul Harrison defeated Wayne Shadle via DQ
2) Bud Cody defeated The Cisco Kid
3) Gory Guerrero & Arnold Pastrick defeated Kurt Von Hess & Nikita Mulkovich
4) The Medics defeated Gordo Chihuahua & Gordo Martinez

From the June 29 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mysterious Medics will be shooting for their seventh straight victory, against no defeats, when they engage Gory Guerrero and Arnold Pastrick in tomorrow’s mainliner in the Coliseum. The battle is booked for 60 minutes or three falls. Last season, the hooded Medics dominated the local scene while running up 10 straight wins and a 14-5 record. The Medics scored a sharp drill for the battle by grabbing the feature of Saturday’s program. Gordo Chihuahua and Gordo Martinez were the victims, collapsing in 32 minutes. The Medics broke the ring announcer’s table and used it as a weapon to clobber their foes. Other results: Pastrick and Guerrero, in their debut as a tag duo, needed only 12 minutes to trounce Kurt Von Hess and Nikita Mulkovich; Hangman Bud Cody whipped the Cisco Kid; and Paul Harrison beat Wayne Shadle via disqualification.”

From the June 30 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mysterious Medics, toughest tag team on the local wrestling horizon, will be back in the spotlight for tonight’s show in the Coliseum. Targets in the 60-minute feature will be Gory Guerrero and Arnold Pastrick. The Medics are known for such shady tactics as switching places behind the referee’s back. Guerrero and Pastrick rely on a clean style. Included in the cartel will be a six-man tag match, which puts the villainous trio of Hangman Bud Cody, Kurt Von Hess and Wayne Shadle against Armando Camacho, Gordo Chihuahua and Gordo Martinez. Regular tag rules will prevail, with only one grappler form each team allowed in the ring at the same time. Gentleman Ed Sharpe also shares the billing with a 45-minute test against Nikita Mulkovich of Russia. The latter is back in El Paso after fighting in Japan and the West Coast.”

Tuesday, June 30, 1964 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX – 1,384
1) Paul Harrison defeated Tonina Quiroz
2) Bud Cody & Kurt Von Hess & Wayne Shadle defeated Gordo Chihuahua & Gordo Martinez & Armando Camacho
3) Ed Sharpe defeated Nikita Mulkovich in three falls
4) The Medics defeated Gory Guerrero & Arnold Patrick in two straight falls

From the July 1 El Paso Herald-Post: “Gory Guerrero seemed on the verge of salvaging last night’s mat feature in the Coliseum when he got a stranglehold on one of the masks worn by the Mysterious Medics. A paid crowd of 1,384 roared in approval, but the hooded villain saved the night by whipping out a ‘spare’ mask to hide his face. The action disappointed fans who crowded around ring-side for a peek at the Medic’s face. Both Medics then pounced on Gory’s partner, Arnold Pastrick, and chopped him down with neck blows. The fall, clocked in 11 minutes, ended the match. Earlier, Pastrick was caught for the first pin in 23 minutes. Guerrero and Pastrick scored no falls in the battle, but the Medic who was nearly unmasked suffered a cut forehead from Guerrero’s pounding. Another casualty was Pastrick, who bled from the nose after being mistreated by the Medics. Referee Loco Mendez had his hands full, and was unable to halt the switching routines of the Medics. The outcome of the match was jeered by the fans and the Medics received a police escort to the dressing rooms. Gentleman Ed Sharpe scored the first and third pins while posting a popular win over Nikita Mulkovich. The six-man tag match was taken by Hangman Bud Cody, Kurt Von Hess and Wayne Shadle. The victims were Gordo Chihuahua, Gordo Martinez and Armando Camacho. Paul Harrison leveled Tonina Quiroz.”

From the July 4 El Paso Herald-Post: “Hangman Bud Cody tops tonight’s wrestling cartel in the Judging Arena behind the Coliseum with a 45-minute battle against Paul Harrison. The affair is booked for three falls. In another three-fall match, the Gordos, Gordo Martinez and Gordo Chihuahua, will team up to face Ray Duran and Wayne Shadle. A 45-minute limit will prevail. Action moves over to the Coliseum for Tuesday’s warfare, when Cody faces one of his roughest assignments. Cody will join Gentleman Ed Sharpe in a 60-minute tussle against the Medics.”

Saturday, July 4, 1964 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Gordo Chihuahua & Gordo Martinez vs. Ray Duran & Wayne Shadle
2) Bud Cody vs. Paul Harrison

From the July 7 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mysterious Medics, local tag team champions, will be out to notch their eighth straight triumph against no defeats on tonight’s wrestling agenda in the Coliseum. The hooded villains take on Gentleman Ed Sharpe and Hangman Bud Cody in a skirmish booked for three falls or one hour. Sharpe and Cody will stake $1,000 on the match, while the Medics will risk their unbeaten record. But, under unusual terms, one of the Medics will be handcuffed to the ring post while the other is in the ring. Purpose of the stipulation is to make certain the Medics pull no illegal switches. Gory Guerrero and the Sheik will knock heads in another one-hour meeting, with Guerrero hoping to reverse a trouncing received from the villainous Syrian last month. Other matches put Arnold Pastrick against Paul Harrison; Bobo Johnson against Tonina Quiroz; and Gordo Chihuahua and Gordo Martinez against Kurt Von Hess and Kenny Mack.”

Tuesday, July 7, 1964 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX – 1,840
1) Gordo Chihuahua & Gordo Martinez defeated Kenny Mach & Kurt Von Hess
2) Wayne Shadle (sub. Tonina Quiroz) defeated Bobo Johnson
3) Paul Harrison fought Arnold Pastrick to a draw
4) The Medics defeated Ed Sharpe & Bud Cody
5) Gory Guerrero fought The Sheik to a double-DQ

From the July 8 El Paso Herald-Post: “Gory Guerrero and the Sheik were licking their wounds today after staging one of the wildest wrestling matches in recent seasons. All rules were out the window during last night’s frantic test at the Coliseum which lasted 22 minutes and got nowhere. Both fighters were disqualified. A paid crowd of 1,840, second largest of the year, had little respite during a brawl in which both strongmen slugged one another through the ropes and draw blood. The Sheik started the illegal activities by using a small stick to open a wound on Guerrero’s forehead. But the crowd roared in approval when Guerrero snared the dubious weapon and slashed a cut across the Sheik’s head. Referee Lee Arteaga had little luck controlling the match and received almost as much punishment as the principles. Arteaga and both fighters were splattered by blood. The Sheik added to Guerrero’s misery by walloping his head against the ring post, then biting him on the forehead. Referee Arteaga finally decided to halt the match after both fighters took turns belting him to the canvas. The match ended without a fall, thus squelching Guerrero’s hopes of quick revenge for a previous drubbing handed out by the Sheik. The slugfest continued after the bell until both fighters were separated by wrestlers who jumped into the ring. The Mysterious Medics made it eight in a row in the other mainliner by quieting Gentleman Ed Sharpe and Hangman Bud Cody in 33 minutes. The Medic victory was made difficult by the handcuffs used to keep one of them chained to the ring post. Paul Harrison and Arnold Pastrick draw; Wayne Shadle topped Bobo Johnson, and Gordo Martinez and Gordo Chihuahua teamed up to whip Kenny Mack and Kurt Von Hess.”

From the July 10 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mysterious Medics, aiming for a shot at the world tag team crown, will sharpen their tools against Paul Harrison and the Cisco Kid in tomorrow’s mat card in the Judging Arena. According to the promoters, International Wrestling Enterprises, the world’s number one tag team, Pepper Gomez and Jose Lothario, will be imported from San Francisco to face the Medics in Tuesday’s topper. The Medics will prep for the event against Harrison and Cisco in a struggle carded for three falls or 45 minutes. Included on the four bout card will be a ‘workout match’ between both Medics. In other matches, Arnold Pastrick and Wayne Shadle collide, and Kurt Von Hess runs into Ray Duran.”

From the July 11 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mysterious Medics are slated to make two appearances on tonight’s wrestling docket in the Judging Arena. Their main concern will be a 45 minute engagement with Paul Harrison and the Cisco Kid, but, as an additional match, the hooded doctors will take on one another in a workout session. The event will go 10 minutes, but no pins will be recorded, as is customary in workout matches. The drilling will continue tomorrow from 3 to 4 p.m. when the Medics perform their road work around Ascarte Lake. These maneuvers, the Medics hope, will put them in prime condition for Tuesday’s shot at the world tag team crown. In other action tonight, Arnold Pastrick meets Wayne Shadle, and Kurt Von Hess tries Ray Duran.”

Saturday, July 11, 1964 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Arnold Pastrick defeated Wayne Shadle
2) Kurt Von Hess defeated Ray Duran in two straight falls
3) The Medics defeated Paul Harrison & The Cisco Kid

From the July 13 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mysterious Medics, preparing for tomorrow’s shot at the world tag team crown, registered an easy win during the weekend wrestling slate in the Judging Arena. The hooded badmen smashed around Paul Harrison and the Cisco Kid in 22 minutes. Included on the Saturday cartel was a 10-minute workout between the Medics, but the villainous fighters drew the ire of the fans by refusing to grapple one another. In tomorrow’s mainliner, the Medics face their roughest assignment by taking on Pepper Gomez and Jose Lothario in a 90 minute match. Winner of the affair will be crowned the world tag team champs. Gomez and Lothario are now listed first in world tag rankings by the national mat journal, ‘Wrestling Review’. The Medics, who previously were first, are now third. Other Saturday results: Kurt Von Hess whipped Ray Duran in two straight falls and Arnold Pastrick defeated Wayne Shadle.”

From the July 14 El Paso Herald-Post: “A special referee will be in the ring tonight to enforce the rules when the Mysterious Medics go against Pepper Gomez and Jose Lothario in quest for the world tag team title. According to the promoters, Richard Wilkinson of St. Louis was named by the championship committee of the National Wrestling Alliance to serve as ‘match referee’ for the 90 minute encounter. Wilkinson will be aided by another official, Mike Burnell, who will be stationed outside the ropes in the role of ‘tag referee’. Burnell’s job will be to make certain all tags are legally executed. The Medics, while running up a skein of 10 victories, have pretty much had their way with local referees. Gomez and Lothario are rated the world’s number one tag team, and the Medics are third. Winners of the match will be declared the world champs and will receive a special trophy from International Wrestling Enterprises. The Mad Mongol, who made his last border appearance against Lou Thesz and was disqualified for illegal application of his claw hold, will join tonight’s card. The Mongol will try his claw grip against the neck-stretching tactics of Hangman Bud Cody.”

Tuesday, July 14, 1964 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX – 2,771
1) Paul Harrison defeated Wayne Shadle
2) Gordo Chihuahua defeated Kurt Von Hess
3) Ed Sharpe defeated Arnold Pastrick
4) The Mad Mongol defeated Bud Cody
5) Pepper Gomez & Jose Lothario defeated The Medics in three falls to win the vacant World Tag Team Title

From the July 15 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mysterious Medics today planned to protest the licking they received from Pepper Gomez and Jose Lothario, and began looking forward to another shot at the world tag team trophy. The Medics tumbled to defeat in last night’s feature at the Coliseum before a paid crowd of 2,771, one of the largest of the season. The final minutes of the championship match bubbled over with confusion, as the Medics evidently switched places, but the maneuver backfired as the Medic who went into the ring was caught for the final pin. The deciding hold brought a roar from the fans and clipped the Medic win skein at nine. After the match, the Medics appealed to the promoters, and pointed out the ‘wrong’ referee had called the deciding pin. On this basis, a protest was prepared for the National Wrestling Alliance in St. Louis. If the appeal is upheld, matchmaker Dr. Raymond Gardea plans to sign Gomez and Lothario for another battle against the Medics. Under the terms of last night’s match, two referees were used to keep the fighters in line. In the concluding melee, the ring official, Richard Wilkinson, was accidentally decked and kayoed. One of the Medics also hit the canvas, and Lothario made a swan dive to cover his fallen foe with a body press. Since referee Wilkinson was out for the count, the tag referee, Mike Burnell, who was stationed outside the ropes, jumped into the ring to call out the snoozing Medic. The Medics later questioned the authority of the tag referee to call the count, and the promoters today weren’t sure whether the victory was legal. So the complicated mess will be turned over to the NWA. Another oddity of the bizarre battle was the fact that referee Wilkinson, after the second pin, ordered one of the Medics to put on black trunks so he could tell them apart. Before the final pin, the Medics pulled their famous switch and somehow manage to transpose the black trunks (which were worn over the regular white tights). The irony of the outcome was the fact that the ‘wrong’ Medic was counted out by the ‘wrong’ referee. Gomez and Lothario displayed an impressive attack, and a variety of leg grips and fancy pins, and evidently had the Medics baffled, but the Medics gained control by ganging up on their foes one at a time. Gomez got the first pin in 20 minutes and 30 seconds, but succumbed for the middle fall in 6:30. The final action took 12 minutes. The Mad Mongol, relying on his claw hold, put away Hangman Bud Cody in 20:30 of the semi-final. Gentleman Ed Sharpe flattened Arnold Pastrick in 12:40. Gordo Chihuahua defeated Kurt Von Hess in 9:30. Paul Harrison tripped Wayne Shadle in 14:20.

From the July 17 El Paso Herald-Post: “Enrique Torres, one of the best grapplers produced in Mexico, returns to El Paso to join tomorrow’s wrestling lineup in the Judging Arena. Torres, who fights under the title the ‘Black Panther’, is booked against Ray Duran in a match limited to one fall or 15 minutes. The agile fighter was a major figure on the local grappling scene during the 1952 and ’53 seasons. Originally from Sonora, he now lives in California. He comes to El Paso after a campaign in Vancouver. On Tuesday’s slate in the Coliseum, Torres will team up with the Mad Mongol to face the Mysterious Medics. Also slated for tomorrow’s show is Bearcat Wright, a 270 pound giant and well-known personality on the national mat horizon. Wright meets Kurt Von Hess in another 15-minute battle. Two other matches will complete the card.”

From the July 18 El Paso Herald-Post: “Bearcat Wright, drilling for Tuesday’s meeting with Gentleman Ed Sharpe, gets a chance to flex his muscles on tonight’s wrestling docket in the Judging Arena. The 270 pound fighter goes against Kurt Von Hess in a scuffle limited to one fall or 15 minutes. The match will mark Wright’s first border appearance since January, when he took on Killer Kowalski in the Coliseum before 3,000 fans. Enrique Torres also returns to the local mat with a one fall struggle against Ray Duran. In other matches, the Gordos face Wayne Shadle and Hangman Bud Cody, and Arnold Pastrick engages Armando Camacho. The battleground shifts to the Coliseum for Tuesday’s slate.”

Saturday, July 18, 1964 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Arnold Pastrick vs. Armando Camacho
2) Gordo Chihuahua & Gordo Martinez vs. Wayne Shadle & Bud Cody
3) Bearcat Wright vs. Kurt Von Hess
4) Enrique Torres vs. Ray Duran

From the July 21 El Paso Herald-Post: “Gory Guerrero and Gentleman Ed Sharpe will renew their wrestling rivalry when they tangle on tonight’s show in the Coliseum. Guerrero and Sharpe were involved in a feud during the ’62 season, and a set of tussles concluded with the first local staging of the ‘Texas Death Match’. Enrique Torres, a border star during the 1952-53 seasons when he was billed as ‘The Black Panther’, returns to El Paso to team with the Mad Mongol. Their foes will be the Mysterious Medics.”

Tuesday, July 21, 1964 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Wayne Shadle defeated Armando Camacho
2) Paul Harrison defeated Arnold Pastrick
3) Gordo Chihuahua & Gordo Martinez defeated Bud Cody & Kurt Von Hess
4) Gory Guerrero defeated Ed Sharpe
5) The Medics defeated The Mad Mongol & Enrique Torres

From the July 22 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mad Mongol, deprived of his best weapon, was unable to withstand the onrush of the Mysterious Medics in the Coliseum wrestling match last night. The Mongol and Enrique Torres tumbled to defeat in a struggle in which only one fall was recorded. The Medics pulled off the win by ‘disarming’ the Mongol. This was accomplished by smashing the Mongol’s fingers against the ring post, and taking a few bites from his right knuckles. The Mongol, bleeding from the hand, was unable to clamp on his claw grip, and was caught for the count after 44 minutes and 5 seconds. Time ran out, and no ther falls were posted in the hour match. The Medics will probably have a harder time stretching the rules in next week’s show, since the promoters plan to import the former boxing great, Archie Moore, to serve as referee. Gory Guerrero banged his way through Gentleman Ed Sharpe in 11:24 of a match booked for one fall or 45 minutes. The deciding action consisted of a flashy ‘Mexican flip’ and body press. Gordo Martines and Gordo Chihuahua scored a one-fall triumph over Hangman Bud Cody and Kurt Von Hess. Paul Harrison stopped Arnold Pastrick, and Wayne Shadle crushed Armando Camacho.”

From the July 24 El Paso Herald-Post: “Enrique Torres, aiming for another crack at the Mysterious Medics, gets a chance to drill for encounter by facing Wayne Shadle on tomorrow’s grappling card in the Judging Arena. Torres and Shadle will mix it up in a one fall match set with a 15 minute time limit. The action figures to contrast Shadle’s ‘pile driver’ hold against Torres’ swift attack. On Tuesday’s warfare in the Coliseum, Torres will be teamed up with Ricky Romero for a feature struggle against the Medics. In last week’s show, Torres and the Mongol came out on the short end against the Medics, with the Mongol absorbing all the punishment.”

From the July 25 El Paso Herald-Post: “Arnold Pastrick and Gordo Chihuahua, marking their debut as a tag duo, face a rough assignment tonight in the Judging Arena when they take on the Mysterious Medics. The Medics, champs of the border mat scene, compiled a 9-1 record while banging around the local opposition. Border referees have also had their troubles trying to keep the Medics under control. Enrique Torres goes against Wayne Shadle in a one-fall tussle.”

Saturday, July 25, 1964 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Enrique Torres vs. Wayne Shadle
2) The Medics vs. Arnold Pastrick & Gordo Chihuahua

From the July 28 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mysterious Medics will aim for their 11th border victory of the season, against one setback, when they face Enrique Torres and Ricky Romero in tonight’s wrestling highlight in the Coliseum. The battle is set for three falls or one hour. Archie Moore, the former light heavyweight boxing champ, will officiate. Two weeks ago, the Medics suffered their sole defeat at the hands of Pepper Gomez and Jose Lothario, but the match was protested by the Medics, and may be replayed this month. Tonight’s co-mainliner, slated for three falls or 45 minutes, gives Gory Guerrero a chance to extend his feud with Gentleman Ed Sharpe. Guerrero will be teamed with Paul Harrison, and Sharpe will be aided by his regular partner, Hangman Bud Cody. Between mainliners, Saul Kleinfeld will be presented a trophy by Moore in recognition of his civic activities.”

Tuesday, July 28, 1964 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Gory Guerrero & Paul Harrison vs. Ed Sharpe & Bud Cody
2) The Medics vs. Enrique Torres & Ricky Romero

From the July 31 El Paso Herald-Post: “Enrique Torres and Gory Guerrero, prepping for tough upcoming assignments, will join forces for tomorrow’s wrestling warfare. Site of the five-bout card will be the parking lot of Texas Auto Sales, 3701 Alameda Avenue. Normally, the Saturday slate is staged in thr Judging Arena. Guerrero and Torres will face Wayne Shadle and Ray Duran. As a special feature of tomorrow’s agenda, Archie Moore, the former world boxing champ, will put on the gloves for a three-round exhibition with Paul Harrison.”

From the August 1 El Paso Herald-Post: “Archie Moore gets a chance to display his boxing skill, and prep for next week’s match against the Medics, in tonight’s wrestling lineup. The former world champ takes on Paul Harrison in three rounds of exhibition boxing. Both fighters will wear headgear. Scene of the action will be Texas Auto Sales. Enrique Torres and Gory Guerrero, two other grapplers facing tough assignments on the Tuesday lineup, will join forces for tonight’s card. The twosome goes against Wayne Shadle and Ray Duran. Three other matches, each set for one fall, are included in the undercard.”

Saturday, August 1, 1964 – Texas Auto Sales – El Paso, TX
1) Boxing Exhibition: Archie Moore defeated Paul Harrison
2) Gory Guerrero & Enrique Torres vs. Wayne Shadle & Ray Duran

From the August 3 El Paso Herald-Post: “Archie Moore, warming up for tomorrow’s battle against the Mysterious Medics, scored a second round knockout over Paul Harrison. The exhibition boxing match was included in the wrestling lineup held over the weekend at a temporary site at Texas Auto Sales. An overflow crowd was on hand. Moore used a long right to deck Harrison for the count. The practice bout was slated for three stanzas. In tomorrow’s wrestling show at the Coliseum, Moore will put aside the gloves and try his hand at grappling. The former boxing great will team up with Enrique Torres in hopes of settling a squabble with the hooded Medics. Last week, while serving as referee, Moore took a licking at the hands of the Medics. The co-mainliner, which unveils another chapter in the drama between Gory Guerrero and the Sheik, will go as a Texas Death Match.”

From the August 4 El Paso Herald-Post: “Gory Guerrero will make his second appearance this year in a Texas Death Match when he trades shots with the Sheik on tonight’s wrestling agenda in the Coliseum. The pair fought fruitlessly to a stalemate in a July 7 contest after both were disqualified for ignoring the rules. The Sheik has beaten Guerrero in another match, however. No falls will count in the match. In tonight’s second feature, Archie Moore, former world boxing champ, will get into the ring without his gloves teamed with Enrique Torres against the Mysterious Medics. The battle will mark Moore’s first attempt at grappling.”

Tuesday, August 4, 1964 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Paul Harrison fought Bud Cody to a draw
2) Gordo Chihuahua defeated Wayne Shadle
3) The Cisco Kid defeated Kurt Von Hess
4) Texas Death Match: Gory Guerrero defeated The Sheik
5) The Medics defeated Enrique Torres & Archie Moore

From the August 5 El Paso Herald-Post: “’Archie Moore is a great boxer, but when is comes to wrestling, we can handle him.’ This was how the Mysterious Medics explained last night’s victory over Moore and Enrique Torres in the Coliseum before a paid turnout of 2,997. The Medics concentrated their attack on Torres, and tried to keep away from Moore’s punching power. With the battle squared at one fall each, the former boxing great managed to unleash a long right. One of the Medics took the smack on the jaw, and was flattened for the count, but when Moore tried to treat the second Medic with the same medicine, Torres got in the way and was also floored for the count. He was promptly pinned to end the battle in 23 minutes. After the match, the Medic who was kayoed said, ‘That guy can really hit. I was knocked cold. When I came around, the match was over.’ But the other Medic added, ‘Sure, we were afraid of Moore’s punch. That’s why we kept away from him, but it was his own fault he lost. He couldn’t keep his head, so he started to box.’ The Medics were asked if they’d welcome another meeting with Moore. Their reply, ‘If the price is right, we’ll wrestle anybody.’ Gory Guerrero got his revenge over the Sheik in the co-feature, and rolled to a five fall, 28 minute win under Texas Death Match rules. Guerrero got the win after both fighters were decked, and the Sheik was unable to regain his feet, but Guerrero passed out after his hand was raised in victory. He suffered a bloody forehead while submitting to three falls. Preliminary matches: Paul Harrison stalemated Hangman Bud Cody; Gordo Chihuahua overcame Wayne Shadle; the Cisco Kid licked Kurt Von Hess.”

From the August 8 El Paso Herald-Post: “Wayne Shadle and Hangman Bud Cody, two shady fighters on the border wrestling horizon, will trade shots with Gory Guerrero and Enrique Torres on tonight’s cartel in the Judging Arena. The tag team affair is set for two-out-of-three falls, with a 45-minute limit. For Guerrero and Torres, tonight’s mainliner will serve as a drill for Tuesday’s meeting against Ali Bey. Also slated for tonight’s line-up is a three fall match between Ray Duran and Armando Camacho. Paul Harrison, the plucky fighter who stalemated Cody in his last outing, takes on Gordo Chihuahua under one-fall conditions.”

Saturday, August 8, 1964 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Paul Harrison vs. Gordo Chihuahua
2) Ray Duran vs. Armando Camacho
3) Gory Guerrero & Enrique Torres vs. Wayne Shadle & Bud Cody

From the August 11 El Paso Herald Post: “The Mysterious Medics will be out to grab their 13th border victory and the world tag team crown in tonight’s wrestling warfare in the Coliseum. The 90 minute feature puts the Medics against Jose Lothario and Pepper Gomez in a re-run of a championship battle staged in El Paso a month ago. Gomez and Lothario showed a powerful attack while defeating the Medics last month, but a ruling by the National Wrestling Alliance later wiped out the victory, and a rematch was ordered. Hal Burdette of St. Louis will serve as ring referee, and Mike Burnell will be outside the ropes as tag referee. In the semi-final, Ali Bey, paired with Bob Malone of Alabama, returns to local action and tries his claw hold on Enrique Torres and Gory Guerrero.”

Tuesday, August 11, 1964 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Ali Bey & Bob Malone vs. Gory Guerrero & Enrique Torres
2) Jose Lothario & Pepper Gomez defeated The Medics to win the held-up World Tag Team Title

From the August 15 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mysterious Medics will make their second tray at notching victory number 13 on tonight’s wrestling docket in the Judging Arena behind the Coliseum. In last week’s feature, the hooded pair went against Pepper Gomez and Jose Lothario with a 12-1 border record and lost. Tonight’s targets for the Medics will be Hangman Bud Cody and Ali Bey. In the co-feature, Enrique Torres and Gory Guerrero will battle one another in a scientific battle. A one-fall limit will be in effect.”

Saturday, August 15, 1964 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Gory Guerrero vs. Enrique Torres
2) The Medics defeated Bud Cody & Ali Bey

From the August 17 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mysterious Medics, after disposing of Ali Bey and Hangman Bud Cody, will shoot for their 14th border triumph of the season in tomorrow’s wrestling show in the Coliseum. Tomorrow’s co-mainliner will put the Medics against Ricky Romero and Tito Carreon, two battlers from California, in a fray set for one hour or three falls. In the second mainliner, Sputnik Monroe returns to the border to face Enrique Torres.”

From the August 18 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mysterious Medics get a chance to even the record with Ricky Romero in the co-mainliner of tonight’s wrestling action in the Coliseum. Since opening their border invasion on June 9, the Medics piled up a 14-2 record. Romero had a hand in one of the setbacks. Romero’s partner in tonight’s fracas will be Tito Carreon, a fellow Californian and three year veteran of the Chicago circuit. In the second mainliner, both are set for one hour, Sputnik Monroe tries his brawling attack on Enrique Torres. Monroe fought in El Paso two years ago, and traded victories with Gory Guerrero. Two border newcomers for tonight’s card, Billy Graham of Chicago tries Ali Bey, and Jerry Woods of Phoenix runs into Hangman Bud Cody. Pancho Pico opens toe card with a one fall scramble against Gordo Chihuahua.”

Tuesday, August 18, 1964 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX – 1,245
1) Pancho Pico fought Gordo Chihuahua to a draw
2) Bud Cody defeated Jerry Woods
3) Ali Bey defeated Bill Graham
4) Enrique Torres defeated Sputnik Monroe in two straight falls
5) The Medics defeated Ricky Romero & Tito Carreon in three falls

From the August 19 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mysterious Medics, despite a habit of winning matches, will probably never win the favor of El Paso grappling fans. This was illustrated last night in the Coliseum, when another Medic victory was received by hearty boos, and, as usual, the Medics required a police escort to the dressing rooms. The paid crowd of 1,245 evidently objected to the strategy used by the Medics in their three fall conquest of Ricky Romero and Tito Carreon. The vexing aspect was the fact that Romero and Carreon appeared to have victory in their hands. With action squared at one fall each, Romero and Carreon had the Medics on the verge of collapse, but the fracas backfired when Romero tumbled outside the ring and accidentally got tangled up with referee Loco Mendez. The respite was all the Medics needed, and the hooded villains ganged up on Carreon for a quick fall. The match was clocked at 39 minutes and 59 seconds. In the companion feature, Enrique Torres had little trouble flattening Sputnik Monroe for a quick two fall triumph. Total time of the battle was 12:52. Ali Bey whipped Billy Graham in 16:02 with the claw hold; Hangman Bud Cody stopped Jerry Woods in 15:30; Pancho Pico and Gordo Chihuahua jostled to a 20 minute draw.”

From the August 21 El Paso Herald-Post: “A badman billed as Rocket Monroe makes his border debut in tomorrow’s wrestling agenda in the Judging Arena behind the Coliseum. Monroe goes against Gordo Chihuahua in a match slated for one fall or 15 minutes. The beefy appearance of both fighters is made ironic by the wave of bleached hair across the center of their heads. In another match, Ali Bey, drilling for Tuesday’s collision with the Mysteries Medics, takes on Tito Carreon in a 45-minute fray.”

From the August 22 El Paso Herald-Post: “Tito Carreon faces Ali Bey’s ‘abdominal claw hold’ in tonight’s wrestling show in the Judging Arena behind the Coliseum. The battle, booked for three falls or 45 minutes, puts Carreon’s clean style against the Turk’s frantic attack. Last week, Carreon, in partnership with Ricky Romero, debuted on the local scene and nearly scored an upset over the Mysterious Medics. One the same card, Ali Bey needed only 16 minutes to claw Billy Graham into collapse. Rocket Monroe makes his first border appearance with a 15 minute skirmish against Gordo Chihuahua. Two other struggles are on tap.”

Saturday, August 22, 1964 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Pancho Pico defeated Wayne Shadle
2) Buf Cody defeated Gypsy Biviano
3) Rocket Monroe defeated Gordo Chihuahua
4) Tito Carreon defeated Ali Bey

From the August 24 El Paso Herald-Post: “Ali Bey and the Sheik, marking their first appearance as a tag team, will have a rough assignment on their hands in tomorrow’s grappling feature at the Coliseum. The duo goes against the Mysterious Medics, kings of the local mat situation, in a fray set for three falls or one hour. In Saturday’s action, Ali Bey was harassed by the Medics, who were at ringside, and was unable to dispatch Tito Carreon with his claw grip. The Turk used a regular pin to whip Carreon in three falls lasting 25 minutes. Rocket Monroe unleashed his ‘atomic drop’ to level Gordo Chihuahua in eight minutes; Hangman Bud Cody ‘hung’ Big Gypsy Biviano in 13 minutes; Pancho Pico crushed Wayne Shadle.”


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