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From the January 10 El Paso Herald-Post: “Renewed wrestling at the Coliseum is scheduled for official discussion. County Judge Colbert Coldwell yesterday addressed a memorandum to County Commissioners, saying Saul O. Paredes and Salvador Guerrero have been requested to ‘come to my office on Jan 12, at 9 a.m., to discuss leasing of the Coliseum on a commission basis for the sponsoring of wrestling matches.’ The memo added that Wes Statton, Coliseum manager, and Ben Powell, chairman of the Coliseum Board, have been asked to be present. The commissioners were told to invite any other persons they think should attend the meeting.”

From the April 20 El Paso Herald-Post: “Saul O. Paredes, longtime boxing and wrestling official in El Paso, will begin wrestling promotion on May 8 with a card at the El Paso Coliseum. He will be the promoter of the Southwestern Wrestling Assn. and plans to bring bouts to El Paso on a weekly basis. Most of his wrestlers will be heavyweights. Gory Guerrero, who formerly promoted wrestling here and engaged in matches, will help Paredes.”

From the April 28 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Mysterious Medics, North American tag team champs, will headline to opening card presented by the newly formed International City Wrestling Club on May 8 in the Coliseum. Saul Paredes, promoter for the new grapple group, said that a complete slate of matches would be presented at the Coliseum every Monday featuring top names from the wrestling world. The sport has been missing from the El Paso scene for nearly two and a half years. Paredes, prominently identified with both wrestling and boxing on both sides of the Rio Grande for over 30 years, said that he been busy contacting the game’s top attractions for several months, and that he is assured of matches here featuring such names as Gene Kiniski of Montreal, world heavyweight champion; Danny Hodge, junior heavyweight champion of the world; Dick Steinborn, North American heavyweight champion; Dandy Dan Miller, the ex-collegiate champ; and many others. Also on hand on a regular basis will be Gory Guerrero of El Paso, world light heavyweight champion. The new El Paso wrestling promoter said he hopes to make it a double main event with Guerrero putting his belt on the line against a top challenger.”

Monday, May 8, 1967 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX – 1,800
1) Silento Rodriguez defeated Ed Sharpe via DQ
2) Juan Garcia defeated Nick Roberts
3) North American Tag Team Champions The Medics defeated Chief Little Eagle & Jerry Kozak
4) World Light Heavyweight Champion Gory Guerrero fought Jack King to a double-DQ in three falls

From the May 9 El Paso Herald-Post: “Promoter Saul Paredes today announced arrangements for a rematch between world light heavyweight wrestling champion Gory Guerrero and challenger Jack King following the disputed disqualification of both grapplers last night at the Coliseum with Guerrero’s belt at stake. The pair had exchanged falls in the two out of three fray when King tossed an illegal punch which floored Guerrero and opened a gash over his right eye. The action then adjourned into a brawl outside the ring and both combatants were disqualified for refusing to return to the ring. In a companion championship match, the Medics retained their North American tag team championship by measuring Chief Little Eagle and Jerry Kozak. Juan Garcia put a three count on Nick Roberts in a one fall affair, and Silento Rodriguez got the nod when Gentleman Ed Sharpe was disqualified for illegal tactics in a scheduled one-faller. Promoter Paredes reported that the opening night crowd at the Coliseum numbered some 1,800 fans. He said that he plans to stage weekly cards on a regular basis.”

From the May 9 El Paso Herald-Post: “The International Wrestling Club will feature a four match card in the Guadalajara Arena, 806 Texas Avenue today. Cuban Bear wrestles Green Thunder in the main event for two out of three falls in a one hour limit. Dr. Moto will face Roman Tiger in a semi-final event, while Duende Azul and Oscar Bustamante will tangle in a special event.”

Monday, May 15, 1967 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Kay Noble defeated Pat Howard
2) Elimination Match: The Medics & Bobby Duncum defeated Silento Rodriguez & Chief Little Eagle & Jerry Kozak
3) World Light Heavyweight Champion Gory Guerrero defeated Jack King

From the May 16 El Paso Herald-Post: “The rematch between Gory Guerrero and Jack King in the International City Wrestling Club’s card at the Coliseum last night resulted in a quick decision for Guerrero when King was belted out of the ring and was unable to continue. Fans were both pleased because local hero Guerrero, world light heavyweight champion, won the match, and displeased because it only lasted 10 minutes. Promoter Saul Paredes reported that King was taken to Thomason General Hospital where he had three stitches taken in his nose and was reported to have a concussion. In the companion main event, the tag team trio of the Medics and Bobby Duncum defeated Silento Rodriguez, Chief Little Eagle and Jerry Kozak. Rules called for a grappler from either team to adjourn to the dressing room if he suffered a fall or a submission. Rodriguez was the first to go when a Medic applied a neck stretch submission hold. He was counted out when Little Eagle caught him coming off the ropes with a forearm smash to the throat. Little Eagle succumbed a few minutes later when one of the Medics caught him with a flying knew in the small of the back. Kozak was then able to dispose of one of the Medics with an abdominal stretch give-up hold before falling victim to some switching tactics unobserved by the referee. In a preliminary bout, local girl grappler Pat Howard was rubbed out in short order by Kay Noble, recognized as Texas Women’s Champ.”

From the May 19 El Paso Herald-Post: “Gory Guerrero and Jerry Kozak have been teamed in a continuing effort by International City Wrestling Club promoter Saul Paredes to come up with a combination capable of putting down the Medics, North American tag team champs. The Guerrero-Kozak duo will tangle with the Medics as the two out of three one-hour time limit headliner in Paredes’ weekly card Monday in the Coliseum. In semi-final action, scheduled for two out of three falls with a 45 minute time limit, Dandy Dan Miller will go against Chief Little Eagle. A special one fall 20 minute bout will pit Jack King against Silento Rodriguez. King was hauled to Thomason General Hospital for treatment of a slight concussion and some nose stitching last Monday as the result of some extra-curricular activity between he and Guerrero. A battle of behemoths will be featured in the curtain raiser. Big Nick Roberts of Lubbock will match his 270 pounds against the 285 pound bulk of Bob Duncum, the ex-footballer from West Texas State.”

Monday, May 22, 1967 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Nick Roberts vs. Bobby Duncum
2) Jack King vs. Silento Rodriguez
3) Dan Miller vs. Chief Little Eagle
4) North American Tag Team Champions The Medics vs. Gory Guerrero & Jerry Kozak

From the May 26 El Paso Herald-Post: “In his continuing search to find a partner who can help him beat the Medics, Jerry Kozak has teamed with Bearcat Wright, the six foot eight 275 pound mound of meanness wrestling out of Amarillo, for a Monday night encounter with the masked North American tag team champs. The match, scheduled for two out three with a one hour time limit, will be the top half of a double main event on promoter Saul Paredes’ weekly card at the Coliseum Monday. Kozak has already tried the Medics in partnership with Chief Little Eagle, and then with Gory Guerrero. If his attempt with Bearcat Wright fails, the Canadian golden boy is already talking about bringing his brother down from the north for yet another try. The co-main feature will re-match Guerrero and Jack King in a lumberjack-style contest set for 60 minutes or two falls. In the lumberjack style of grappling, eight stalwart wrestlers will be stationed on the floor around the ring and will immediately trap and toss either wrestler who tries to leave back in the arena. Dandy Dan Miller of Columbus, Ohio, goes with Silento Rodriguez of Torreon in a one-fall 20-minute semi-final, and the card is rounded out with king-sized Bob Duncum and Ray Duran of Mexico mixing it up in a one-fall 15-minute opener.”

Monday, May 29, 1967 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Dan Miller defeated Silento Rodriguez
2) Bobby Duncum defeated Ray Duran
3) North American Tag Team Champions The Medics defeated Jerry Kozak & Bearcat Wright in three falls
4) Lumberjack Match: Gory Guerrero defeated Jack King via DQ in three falls

From the May 30 El Paso Herald-Post: “An irate fan caught one of the Medics with a flying folding metal chair to clix a wild night of action at International City Wrestling Club’s weekly card last night at the Coliseum. The impromptu action took place during the main event between Gory Guerrero and Jack King, who also serves as the Medic’s manager. The match was a ‘lumberjack’ affair which called for eight wrestlers to be stationed around the ring to make sure neither grappler left. One of the Medics jumped to the ring apron and belted Guerrero with a chair over the head while the referee was overseeing one of King’s frequent returns to the ring. At this point, a fan hurled a well-aimed chair at the offending Medic which caught him on top of the head, ripped a hole in his leather head mask which is the Medics’ trademark, and inflicted a gash which required seven stitches at Thomason General Hospital. King had taken the first fall in the match with a knee lift to the chest and a body press, and Guerrero had retaliated by opening a cut over King’s eye and pressing him while he was groggy. Referee Juan Garcia disqualified King and awarded the match to Guerrero when he discovered the Medics’ chair wielding caper. In semi-final action, the Medics were teamed against Jerry Kozak and big Bearcat Wright. The masked duo took the first fall when Kozak stunned himself while missing a vigorous dropkick, and then the match was evened when Wright caught a Medic coming off the ropes with a sweeping forearm to the breadbasket. The Medics finally wore Kozak down and took the third fall when Wright repeatedly refused Kozak’s tag attempt. In preliminary action, big Bobby Duncum flattened Ray Duran with a karate chop to the throat, and Dandy Dan Miller immobilized Silento Rodriguez with an airplane spin and a body slam. Promoter Saul Paredes announced that Jerry Kozak’s brother, Nick, will come down from Canada next week to join Jerry in his quest for a victory over the elusive Medics. The North American tag team championship, now held by the Medics, will be at stake.”

Tuesday, May 30, 1967 – Coliseum – Las Cruces, NM
1) Paul Harrison vs. Juan Garcia
2) Jerry Kozak & Jack King vs. Silento Rodriguez & Bobby Duncum
3) Gory Guerrero vs. Dan Miller

From the June 2 El Paso Herald-Post: “Nick Kozak makes the trek down from Canada this week to join his brother Jerry in a fraternal assault on the North American tag team championship now owned by the Medics. The fray, sanctioned as a championship affair by both the American Wrestling Alliance and the American Wrestling Assn., will headline International City Wrestling Club’s weekly card Monday in the Coliseum. A special challenge match pitting Negro giant Bearcat Wright against Dandy Dan Miller will occupy the semi-final position on the card. Another tag team bout will send newcomer Mad Dog Maurice of Canada and Bobby Duncum against Gory Guerrero and Dory Funk, Jr. Opening action will feature hapless Jack King and Ray Duran in a one-fall match.”

Monday, June 5, 1967 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Jack King vs. Ray Duran
2) Mad Dog Maurice & Bobby Duncum vs. Gory Guerrero & Dory Funk, Jr.
3) Bearcat Wright vs. Dan Miller
4) Jerry Kozak & Nick Kozak defeated Medic #? & Jack King

From the June 6 El Paso Herald-Post: “The North American tag team championship belts ostensibly won by the Canadian Kozak brothers last night at the Coliseum have been temporarily put in limbo by El Paso wrestling commissioner Bob Kessel and pending rulings by the American Wrestling Assn. and the American Wrestling Alliance. The Kozak’s championship bout with the defending champion Medics had been sanctioned in El Paso last night, but one of the Medics was unable to get here because of injuries received in Albuquerque Sunday night. Jack King, manager of the Medics, substituted for the hurt half of the duo, and the Kozaks proceeded to clean up on the patchwork defenders. Brother Nick Kozak took the first fall over the Medics with an abdominal stretch, and was subsequently flattened by the same opponent with a flying knee lift and press. Third and deciding fall went to the Kozacs with Jerry putting a beautifully executed Olympic roll on the hapless King. The dispute over who now owns the belts is in the hands of the two sanctioning bodies. Promoter Saul Paredes announced that the Alaskan, ‘the biggest man from the biggest state’ would be in El Paso next week.”

From the June 9 El Paso Herald-Post: “Five bouts climaxed by a ‘Strap Match’ between Gory Guerrero and Jack King, have been scheduled by International City Wrestling Club for its regular Monday night card in the Coliseum. Promoter Saul Paredes said that this will be the first strap match ever held in El Paso. It involved the two combatants being tethered together by the wrists ay the ends of an eight-foot leather strap. Paredes said that there would be no disqualification rules in effect, and that the bout would progress until one or the other of the two grapplers was finished for a clean three-count pin. A battle of main mountains is scheduled as the semi-final event with Bearcat Wright, who stands 6 feet eight inches and weighs 275 pounds, going against the Alaskan, a 6-foot seven-inch 265-pound newcomer to the border wrestling scene. The fray is scheduled for two of three falls with a one-hour time limit.”

Monday, June 12, 1967 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Mad Dog Maurice defeated Al Torres
2) Jerry Kozak defeated Silento Rodriguez
3) Medic #1 defeated Harley Race
4) Bearcat Wright defeated The Alaskan in three falls
5) Strap Match: Gory Guerrero fought Jack King to a no contest

From the June 13 El Paso Herald-Post: “A Russian Roulette gang brawl with 10 wrestlers starting will be the featured event next week of the International City Wrestling Club card in the Coliseum, according to promoter Saul Paredes. The Wrestlers are eliminated by being tossed over the top rope with the last remaining wrestler winning a $1,000 pot. Gory Guerrero and Jack King were both hauled semi-conscious to their dressing rooms following an inconclusive finish of their main event match last night. The pair, battling while tethered together by the wrists at each end of an eight-foot leather strap, inflicted bloody damage to each other, but neither effected a clean fall. Referee Juan Garcia counted both out of action following some 30 minutes. Harley Race of Minneapolis, half owner of the world tag team title, pummeled Medic No. 1 all the way to the dressing room after the Medic had beaten him in a special one-fall fray. In the only two out of three match of the night, big Bearcat Wright continued his winning, if unorthodox, ways by dropping the Alaskan with a head butt and then coming back quickly with a cradle hold. Jerry Kozak and Silento Rodriguez showed the crowd some quick wrestling in the second match. Kozak finally beat Silento with an Olympic roll. Opening action saw Mad Dog Maurice stopping Al Torres with a knee lift.”

From the June 15 El Paso Herald-Post: “Bobby Duncum is a bad guy who looks like a good guy. Duncum is a 6-foot 4-inch youngster who has been wrestling professionally for the past six months while waiting to report to the St. Louis football training camp next month. He has the clean, blond crew-cut looks of the All-American boy, but his relative inexperience in the tough world of professional wrestling has caused him to call on his overpowering bulk and strength in place of polish or finesse. Thus, his ring tactics are based on brute strength coupled with a ‘win any way you can’ philosophy. This automatically makes hima bad guy with wrestling fans. Bobby, a veteran of the West Texas State football team, was selected as a 13th round draft pick by the St. Louis Cardinals. He played both offense and defense at West Texas, and has been tabbed as an offensive guard professionally. Duncum will be seen in action in Monday’s International City Wrestling Club weekly card at the Coliseum. He is scheduled to go against veteran Cowboy Bon Ellis who is no shrimp himself at 258 pounds. Promoter Saul Paredes is also planning to present a Russian Roulette match with 12 grapplers in the ring at once with the object being to evict contestants over the top rope until only one remains.”

Monday, June 19, 1967 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX – 2,259
1) Jerry Kozak fought The Alaskan to a draw
2) Bob Ellis defeated Bobby Duncum
3) Dory Funk, Jr. fought Bearcat Wright to a draw
4) Elimination Match: The Medics & The Alaskan defeated Al Torres & Jerry Kozak & Gory Guerrero
5) The Medics co-won a 12-man Battle Royal (other participants: The Alaskan, Bobby Duncum, Bob Ellis, Dory Funk, Jr., Juan Garcia, Gory Guerrero, Jack King, Jerry Kozak, Al Torres, Bearcat Wright)

From the June 20 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Medics made a big night of it at the Coliseum while three uniformed policemen were throwing out a spectator who wanted to whip one wrestler. They teamed with the Alaskan to down Al Torres, Jerry Kozak and Gory Guerrero in an elimination tag team fray, and then came back later to take the $1,500 prize in a 12-man free-for-all. Chuy DeLao, an adamant fan who thinks big, ripped off his shirt and went after 265 pound Bearcat Wright. Then the gendarmes stepped in and showed the spectator to the Coliseum exit. Dory Funk, Jr., who reigns as North American heavyweight champion, could do no better than a draw with Bearcat Wright, the 6-foot 8-inch 265-pound Negro who is proving one of the toughest competitors on the Southwestern wrestling circuit. In preliminary action, Cowboy Bob Ellis flattened Bobby Duncum with a flying knee lift, and Jerry Kozak and the Alaskan came to a draw, although Kozak was punishing his opponent with a vice-like toe hold when time ran out. Promoter Sauk Paredes of International City Wrestling Club said that official attendance for the event was 2,259.”

From the June 26 El Paso Herald-Post: “World tag team champions Larry Hennig and Harley Race of Minneapolis defend their title against the Medics in the main event of International City Wrestling Club’s weekly card tonight in the Coliseum. Although the world tag team bout is billed as the feature attraction of tonight’s action, there will be three other championship frays to constitute one of the strongest grapple bills ever assembled, according to promoter Saul Paredes. Gory Guerrero’s world light heavyweight title will be risked against Jerry Kozak; Dory Funk, Jr., owner of the North American heavyweight crown will go against Thunderbolt Patterson with the belt at stake; and glamorous Kay Noble, champ of the Texas distaff manglers, will give Pat Howard of El Paso a chance at her title. The three championship bouts involving men are all two of three falls with a one hour time limit, and the girls will go one fall to a finish. A one-fall warm-up match will send Jack King against Al Torres.”

Monday, June 26, 1967 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX – 3,100
1) Jack Cain defeated Alberto Torres
2) Texas Women's Champion Kay Noble defeated Pat Howard
3) North American Heavyweight Champion Dory Funk, Jr. defeated Thunderbolt Patterson
4) World Light Heavyweight Champion Gory Guerrero defeated Jerry Kozak
5) World Tag Team Champions Larry Hennig & Harley Race defeated The Medics

From the June 27 El Paso Herald-Post: “Not only did the Medics lose in their attempt to dethrone world tag team champs Larry Hennig and Harley Race, they also lost to each other in the headline match of International City Wrestling Club’s weekly card last night at the Coliseum. Over 3,100 fans roared thunderously as the Medics engaged in some post-bout slugging with each claiming the other was responsible for blowing their long-sought try at the tag team title. Promoter Saul Paredes announced early Tuesday morning that he was trying to arrange a match between the masked partners for next Monday night with the loser to shed his leather headpiece in center ring. Gory Guerrero successfully defended his world light heavyweight championship in semi-final action with he and Jerry Kozak putting on one of the finest displays of classic seen in El Paso in a long time. In two other title bouts, Dory Funk, Jr. used his patented spinning toe hold to do away with challenger Thunderbolt Patterson, and Texas Women’s champ Kay Noble displayed traces of being an arch villainess as she pummeled both the referee and her adversary, Pat Howard into submission. A one-fall warm-up between Jack King and Al Torres went to King.”

From the June 30 El Paso Herald-Post: “Three new faces, Kinji Shibuya, Duke Miller and Francisco Rios, will be introduced to border grappling fans ay International City Wrestling Club’s regular weekly matches Monday in the Coliseum. Shibuya is a 250-pound Japanese import who is a karate expert and uses the ancient and deadly fighting technique to wreak havoc with opponents. He will join big Bobby Duncum in a special tag team encounter against Dory Funk, Jr. and Gory Guerrero. Miller, hailing from Chicago, will be pitted against Rios, one of Mexico’s hottest mat attractions. Other scheduled action will send the erstwhile Medics against each other in what has been billed as a mask match with the loser pledged to remove his mask in center ring. Also, Cowboy Bob Ellis and the Alaskan have been paired, at their request, in a Texas death match with the loser required to leave the state. Special rules allow no disqualification, no time limit, and falls do not count. The bout progresses until one or the other is unable to continue.”

From the July 3 El Paso Herald-Post: “International City Wrestling Club promoter Saul Paredes today said the scheduled match between Cowboy Bob Ellis and the Alaskan at the Coliseum has been cancelled due to an altercation between the two last night in Albuquerque in which Ellis was injured and put out of action for several weeks. Paredes said that Dory Funk, Jr. would take Ellis’ place against the Alaskan here tonight, and that Dory Funk, Sr. would take his son’s place with Gory Guerrero in a tag team fray against Kinji Shibuya and Bobby Duncum. The rest of tonight’s card remains the same with the Medics scheduled to go against each other with the loser’s mask at stake in the main event, and Duke Miller fighting Francisco Rios in the curtain raiser.”

Monday, July 3, 1967 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX – 3,500
1) Duke Miller defeated Francisco Rios
2) Dory Funk, Sr. & Gory Guerrero defeated Kinji Shibuya & Bobby Duncum
3) Texas Death Match: Dory Funk, Jr. defeated The Alaskan
4) Mask vs. Mask: Medic #1 defeated Medic #2

From the July 4 El Paso Herald-Post: “The fate of Medic No. 2, who turned out to be Alvaro Velasco of Guadalajara, may be to suffer a greater anonymity now that he is known than when he held grapple fans spellbound behind his white mask. No. 2 unmasked at center ring before 3,500 fans as the highlight of last night’s International City Wrestling Club’s weekly card at the Coliseum. The unmasking was the penalty for losing to Medic No. 1 whose identity still remains a mystery. The erstwhile partners had exchanged the first two falls in the two of three encounter when No. 1 finished it with a well-directed knee drop off the top rope, and the unmasking followed. In co-main action, Dory Funk, Jr. outlasted the Alaskan in a battle in which falls did not count, only endurance. The man from up north had taken Funk with a claw hold, and then a KO punch when Junior turned the tide with a flying knee drop. He followed with a series of body slams, and the huge Alaskan couldn’t answer the 10-second call. Newcomer Kinji Shibuya dropped both Gory Guerrero and Dory Funk, Sr. with a vicious karate attack, but it was too late, since the Funk-Guerrero duo had already gained the nod in the one fall tag team fray with Funk’s spinning toe hold over Bobby Duncum, Shibuya’s partner. Opening action saw Duke Miller stop Francisco Rios with an atomic drop.”

From the July 8 El Paso Herald-Post: “Former Medic No. 2 Alvaro Velasco of Guadalajara will be making the ring wars unmasked and solo from now on, and his former partner , still unidentified, has departed for parts unknown. Velasco forfeited his mask when he lost to his ex-tag team partner in the main event of International City Wrestling Club’s card last week. In next week’s bouts, Velasco will be going against Mad Dog Maurice of Hollywood, the pretty boy with a nasty temper. At the head of the card will be Dory Funk, Jr. and Kinji Shibuya, the Japanese karate expert who recently wrestled Funk’s North American heavyweight title from him. The belt will not be at stake in this one, but Funk has a long series of scores to even with the Oriental. Gory Guerrero and Jack King will settle their long-standing differences in a $1,000 bond match. Each grappler will put up a $500 bond with forfeiture declared the first time either uses his fists or any other illegal tactics. Past meetings between the two have always resulted in slugging donnybrooks. In other action, 300-pound Big Bad John, being touted as the most likely successor to Gene Kiniski’s world heavyweight title, will meet Rapid Ricky Romero, and Francisco Rios goes against Big Nick Roberts.”

Monday, July 10, 1967 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Nick Roberts defeated Francisco Rios
2) Ricky Romero defeated Big Bad John
3) Alvaro Velasco defeated Mad Dog Maurice
4) Gory Guerrero defeated Jack King in three falls
5) Kinji Shibuya defeated Dory Funk, Jr. via DQ in three falls

From the July 11 El Paso Herald-Post: “Dory Funk, Jr. today faced possible recriminations from the National Wrestling Alliance as a result of a kayo punch he threw at referee Ken Ramey following his disqualification in last night’s main event grapple bout at the Coliseum. Funk was paired against Kinji Shibuya, who had taken the first fall with an illegal but undetected karate blow. Upon recovery, Funk launched a wild free swinging attack on Shibuya and succeeded in dropping him for the count. Referee Ramey, unable to curb Funk’s attack, disqualified him. When the announcement was made, Funk channeled his energies against the slender arbitrator with the resulting kayo. Semi-final action saw Gory Guerrero take two of three falls from Jack King in a match which was kept relatively clean because of the efforts of Ramey and the fact that both wrestlers had posted $500 bonds which either would forfeit upon execution of a foul or illegal tactic. In other action, Alvaro Velasco stopped Mad Dog Maurice, Ricky Romero downed Big Bad John, and Nick Roberts pinned Francisco Rios. Promoter Saul Paredes announced that next Monday’s card would feature all tag teams in a tournament designed to produce a North American tag team champion.”

From the July 14 El Paso Herald-Post: “Kinji Shibuya’s North American heavyweight title goes in jeopardy as the Japanese karate expert faces Dory Funk, Jr. in main event action in International City Wrestling Club’s weekly card Monday in the Coliseum. Funk is an ex-owner of the title. He lost it to Shibuya recently, and came out on the short end of a non-title tussle with the bulky Oriental last week. Promoter Saul Paredes said that special permission had been received from the National Wrestling Alliance for Funk to wear a protective leather collar since rules and referees seem unable to dissuade Shibuya from using illegal karate blows. Other action for the evening will involve a tag team tournament to decide the vacant North American tag team championship. The lineup will include Gory Guerrero and Ricky Romero against Duke Miller and Big Nick Roberts, and Medic No. 1 and Jack King against Jerry Kozak and Luis Hernandez. These bouts will be one fall to a finish, and the winning duos will be paired in a two of three match for the trophy.”

Monday, July 17, 1967 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Medic #1 & Jack King defeated Jerry Kozak & Luis Hernandez
2) Gory Guerrero & Ricky Romero vs. Duke Miller & Nick Roberts
3) Medic #1 & Jack King defeated unknown & unknown to win the vacant North American Heavyweight Title
4) Dory Funk, Jr. defeated North American Heavyweight Champion Kinji Shibuya via DQ in three falls

From the July 18 El Paso Herald-Post: “Dory Funk, Sr. will journey to El Paso Monday on a mission of filial retribution, namely, to take on Kinji Shibuya at the weekly mat matches presented by International City Wrestling Club. Promoter Saul Paredes made the announcement during last night’s action following a near maiming of Dory Funk, Jr. at the hands of Shibuya in main event action. Funk junior and the Japanese import were going at it with the North American heavyweight title at stake, and the match was split with a fall apiece when Shibuya caught Funk with an illegal karate blow to the throat. The bout was awarded to Funk via disqualification, but it was of small consolation at the moment. Funk was hauled from the Coliseum by an El Paso Ambulance Co. crew.”

From the July 21 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Medic and his new tag team sidekick, Jack ‘Dr.’ King, will risk their North American tag team championship against Jerry Kozak and Ricky Romero in the co-main feature of International City Wrestling Club’s regular weekly card Monday in the Coliseum. King blossomed forth last week as the Medic’s new partner dressed in the traditional white leg tights and trunks made famous by the Medics. Instead of a complete white leather head mask, he wore a snood with the face open which made him look more like Popeye’s nephew Sweetpea than the champion wrestler he actually is. The co-main event will send Dory Funk, Sr. against North American heavyweight champion Kinji Shibuya with the survival of the Funk legend at stake. Gory Guerrero and Duke Miller will meet in a special one-fall preliminary, and Francisco Rios will meet Joe Turco in the first action of the night.”

Monday, July 24, 1967 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Joe Turco defeated Francisco Rios
2) Gory Guerrero defeated Duke Miller
3) Ricky Romero & Jerry Kozak defeated North American Tag Team Champions The Medic & Jack King via DQ in three falls
4) Texas Death Match: Kinji Shibuya defeated Dory Funk, Sr.

From the July 25 El Paso Herald-Post: “Dandy Dan Miller, who was an intercollegiate wrestling champ during his days at Ohio State, will take up where the Funks left off in International City Wrestling Club promoter Saul Paredes’ continuing quest to unhorse Kinji Shibuya. Shibuya recovered from three punishing falls last night at the Coliseum before some 4,500 fans to come back and demobilize Dory Funk, Sr. with a series of karate swipes. Texas Death match rules had been invoked for the fray, and anything went until one or the other was unable to continue. Funk senior had requested the match following Shibuya’s complete dismantling of Dory Funk, Jr. last week. Paredes announced that Miller, who spent some time in the hospital and has been out of action for two months as a result of a match with Shibuya, has sent word he is now ready and wants a rematch with the Oriental. They will meet here next Monday night. Jack (Dr.) King and the Medic were wheeling along at more than break even pace against Jerry Kozak and Ricky Romero in a tag team fray preceding the main event when they were disqualified for flagrant rule violation. Two one-fall warm-up bouts saw Gory Guerrero stop Duke Miller and colorful newcomer Joe Turco drop Francisco Rios for the count.”

From the July 28 El Paso Herald-Post: “What turned out to be a wild, brawling tag team match fraught with illegal both inside and outside the ring last Monday night will be re-run as two single encounters in headline action in this coming Monday’s regular mat card in the Coliseum. The tag teams were composed of Jack (Dr.) King and the Medic on one side, and Jerry Kozak and Ricky Romero on the other. They will be split up Monday with Kozak taking on King, and Romero tackling the Medic in one of his rare solo appearances. The latter pair will go two out of three falls with a 45 minute, and the Kozak-King affair is one fall or 20 minutes. In co-main action, Dandy Dam Miller will return to the mat wars with a natural enough vengeance as he meets Kinji Shibuya in a scheduled two-of-three one-hour limit bout. Action for the evening will get underway with a tag team fray pitting Gory Guerrero and Luis Hernandez against Joe Turco and Paul Harrison.”

Monday, July 31, 1967 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX – 3,100
1) Gory Guerrero & Luis Hernandez defeated Joe Turco & Paul Harrison
2) Jerry Kozak fought Jack King to a draw
3) Ricky Romero defeated The Medic in three falls
4) Kinji Shibuya defeated Dan Miller in three falls

From the August 1 El Paso Herald-Post: “Girl grapplers will be in the border wrestling spotlight next Monday night. International City Wrestling Club promoter Saul Paredes announced the scheduled appearance of nationally prominent distaff brawlers Toni Rose and Donna Reno following action in last night’s weekly card at the Coliseum which saw Kinji Shibuya keep his El Paso victory record intact. Shibuya reversed the props on an airplane spin being administered by Dandy Dan Miller by using referee Francisco Rios to trip Miller up. The three of them landed in a heap and Shibuya railed on top of Dandy Dan for the pin and the match. They had split the first two falls, Shibuya with a knee lift and Miller with another airplane spin which didn’t miss the landing strip. Semi-final action saw Ricky Romero take two of three from the Medic in audience involvement action which roamed the length and breadth of the Coliseum. Jerry Kozak and Jack (Dr.) King brawled to a draw, and an opening tag team fray pitting Gory Guerrero and Luis Hernandez against Joe Turco and Paul Harrison saw Guerrero decommission Harrison with a Mexican flip. Some 3,100 fans were on hand for the action.”

From the August 5 El Paso Herald-Post: “Rapid Ricky Romero and Thunderbolt Patterson will clash in the top half of a double main event card being dished up by International City Wrestling Club promoter Saul Paredes Monday in the Coliseum. Romero, who remains undefeated in El Paso, will suffer his severest local test at the hands of the swashbuckling Patterson who grew up in the triple tough Watts section of Los Angeles. The two are scheduled to go two of three falls with a one-hour time limit. The under-half of the double main will see the Medics and Jack ‘Dr.’ King risking their North American tag team championship against the bouncing Funk brothers, Dory Jr. and Terry. The bout has been sanctioned by the National Wrestling Alliance. Luis Hernandez will meet Joe Turco, the colorful Italian, in a special one-fall warm-up event, and the gals will go at it in the curtain raiser with Toni Rose of Ft. Wayne, Ind. tangling with Donna Reno of Harrisburg, Pa.”

Monday, August 7, 1967 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Luis Hernandez defeated Joe Turco
2) Donna Reno defeated Toni Rose
3) Ricky Romero defeated Earl Maynard in three falls
4) North American Tag Team Champions The Medic & Jack King fought Dory Funk, Jr. & Terry Funk to a draw in three falls

From the August 8 El Paso Herald-Post: “International City Wrestling Club promoter Saul Paredes today was working out details of a rematch between the Funk brothers and Jack King and the Medic for the North American tag team championship with an extended or no time limit provision. Paredes is taking the action following last night’s inconclusive meeting between the two teams which resulted in a draw when the one-hour time limit was reached with the Funks well on their way to dethroning King and the Medic. They had split a pair of falls with Dory Jr. getting a yield from King with a spinning toe hold, and the Medic stopping the junior Funk with a sleeper. In co-main, Earl Maynard, subbing for Thunderbolt Patterson who showed up with a broken hand, came close to stopping Ricky Romero’s undefeated border record. Rapid Ricky, however, came through with a tough jack knife hold when the chips were down to pull off a win. A special gal grappler event saw Donna Reno stop Toni Rose with a dazzling airplane spin and a slam. A one-fall opener was taken by Luis Hernandez over Joe Turco.”

From the August 12 El Paso Herald-Post: “Two 100-pound class midgets will be a feature attraction of International City Wrestling Club’s weekly card Monday in the Coliseum. The mighty mites, both appearing on the border for the first time, are Fuzzy Cupid from the Canadian north country, and Little Beaver from Chickasaw, Okla. No time limit has been established for the wee wrestlers, and they will go one fall to a finish. Main event action will be a rematch between the duo of the Medic and Jack King, North American tag team champs, who again face the Funk brothers, Dory Jr. and Terry, with the belts at stake. The same teams met last Monday with a draw being declared when time ran out with each team owning one fall. Also, action in the ring was disrupted repeatedly by illegal entries by resting team members. Promoter Saul Paredes has taken action to see that a more conclusive result is forthcoming this week. He has extended the time limit to 90 minutes, and he will have special cages in each corner to contain the partner and keep him out of action until a legal tag is made. In other important action, Ricky Romero and Kinji Shibuya, both undefeated so far in El Paso, will meet in a two of three fray with the winner slated to meet Gene Kiniski for the world heavyweight championship here next week. A warm-up bout will send Dandy Dan Miller against Luis Hernandez.”

Monday, August 14, 1967 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX – 4,100
1) Dan Miller fought Luis Hernandez to a draw
2) Little Beaver defeated Fuzzy Cupid
3) Dory Funk, Jr. & Terry Funk defeated North American Tag Team Champions The Medic & Jack King via DQ in three falls
4) Ricky Romero defeated Kinji Shibuya in three falls

From the August 15 El Paso Herald-Post: “Rapid Ricky Romero earned the dubious right to make a grab for the world heavyweight championship belt now worn by Gene Kiniski as he downed Kinji Shibuya in the main event of last night’s International City Wrestling Club card at the Coliseum. Promoter Saul Paredes said that Kiniski will journey to the border to face Romero in a special card next Monday. Site of the encounter will be Dudley Field, rather than the Coliseum. Romero’s clamor for a shot at the title has been growing progressively louder as he continued with an undefeated record week after week. Shibuya also claimed a chance at Kiniski’s title was rightfully his based on his own long string of victories. Paredes matched the claimants after contacting Kiniski and securing an agreement to meet the winner here in El Paso. Romero and Shibuya had split two falls when Shibuya cut loose with a wild backhand judo chop aimed at the throat. Romero ducked the blow and threw an impossible to escape jack knife hold on the Oriental while he was still off balance. Terry and Dory Funk, Jr. gained a win over the North American tag team champions the Medic and Jack King team in co-main action when the Medic-King duo was disqualified by referee Francisco Rios for flagrant rule violations, notably the Medic’s use of a chair on Terry Funk’s head. A novelty match, between two midgets which highly pleased the crowd of over 4,100, was taken by Little Beaver over Fuzzy Cupid with a leg nelson, and Dandy Dan Miller and Luis Hernandez fought to a draw in the opener.”

Monday, August 21, 1967 – Dudley Field – El Paso, TX – 5,500
1) Luis Hernandez & Donna Reno defeated Nick Roberts & Toni Rose
2) Gory Guerrero fought Kinji Shibuya to a draw
3) Dory Funk, Jr. & Terry Funk defeated The Medic & Jack King in three falls to win the North American Tag Team Title
4) World Heavyweight Champion Gene Kiniski defeated Ricky Romero in three falls

From the August 22 El Paso Herald-Post: “Canadian strongman Gene Kiniski demonstrated why he is world heavyweight wrestling champion to some 5,500 local mat fans when he disposed of challenger Ricky Romero in two quick falls last night at Dudley Field. Local favorite Romero had the fans howling with delight as he tossed the huge Kiniski around the ring in taking the opening fall. Romero demonstrated strength as he hoisted Kinsiki’s 275 pounds into the air for a series of body slams before nailing him with an Olympic roll for the pin. Kiniski came back breathing easy and following a few skirmishes, he dropped Romero with a crunching knee to the stomach and pressed for the count. Then, within seconds of the gong opening the deciding fall, Kiniski again dropped Romero and it was all over except the groaning of the highly partisan crowd. The Funk brothers, Dory Jr. and Terry, took the North American tag team championship from Jack King and the Medic in co-main action, and Gory Guerrero and Kinji Shibuya fought to a draw in a special event. The curtain raiser was an unusual mixed tag team one faller in which Donna Reno and Luis Hernandez won over Toni Rose and Big Nick Roberts. The big star of the evening was International City Wrestling Club promoter Saul Paredes who came through with a magnificent capella rendering of the Star Spangled Banner to launch festivities when the record turntable failed and it became impossible to play the traditional National Anthem opening for the weekly matches.”

From the August 25 El Paso Herald-Post: “Gory Guerrero could wind up owner of two wrestling championship belts as he challenges Kinji Shibuya for the North American heavyweight championship in the headline event of the International City Wrestling Club’s weekly card Monday in the Coliseum. Guerrero is reigning world light heavyweight champion, but his title is not at stake because Shibuya at 255 pounds is far over the light heavyweight limit. Guerrero tips in at 213 pounds. The bout has been sanctioned by the National Wrestling Alliance. The two champions met for the first time last week with nothing being resolved as the time limit ran out and the bout declared a draw. In a companion main event, Dory Funk, Sr., grand patriarch of the battling Funks of Umbarger, Tex., comes out of semi-retirement to take on the Medic, with the loser to quit the environs of El Paso. Promoter Saul Paredes arranged the match at Funk’s request following a tag team fray between his two sons, Dory Jr. and Terry, and Jack King and the Medic. The Funk boys won, but Dory Jr. was the victim of a sneak attack by the Medic after the match was over which laid him low. Ricky Romero, who missed gaining the world heavyweight championship against Canada’s Gene Kiniski last Monday, starts on the comeback trail in a special one-fall match against Duke Miller of Chicago. The curtain raiser will be a novelty tag team match with Jack King and Fuzzy Cupid taking on Jerry Kozak and Little Beaver. Cupid and Beaver are both midgets weighing 98 and 101 pounds.”

Monday, August 28, 1967 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Jack King & Fuzzy Cupid vs. Jerry Kozak & Little Beaver
2) Ricky Romero vs. Duke Miller
3) Dory Funk, Sr. vs. The Medic
4) North American Heavyweight Champion Kinji Shibuya vs. Gory Guerrero

From the September 1 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Medic tangles with Rapid Ricky Romero in a two out of three scrap in the headline event of International City Wrestling Club’s weekly mat menu Monday in the Coliseum. The meeting is billed as a ‘loser leaves town’ event. The Medic triumphed over Dory Funk, Sr. last week with the same stipulation, and now says he is going to run everybody out of El Paso. He is likely to have his hands full with Romero, however, since Rapid Ricky has lost only one match in over two months of campaigning in El Paso. That was to world heavyweight champion Gene Kiniski. Co-main action, also set for two of three, wills end Thunderbolt Patterson from the Watts section of Los Angeles against Terry Funk, the pride of Umbarger, Tex. Terry will be out to polish up the Funk luster which has been been slightly dimmed over the past few weeks. In the top of a trio of one-fallers, Jack ‘Dr.’ King will renew his feud with Jerry Kozak. The two battlers represent Indiana and British Columbia. Distaff brawlers will take the spotlight briefly with Pat Howard of El Paso scheduled to meet Evelyn Stevens of St. Joseph, Mo. in one fall to a finish. The winner will meet Kay Noble, Texas women’s champ, the following week. Opening action for evening will see Art Nelson, hailed as the strongest man in wrestling, testing Francisco Rios.”

Monday, September 4, 1967 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Art Nelson defeated Francisco Flores
2) Evelyn Stevens defeated Pat Howard
3) Jerry Kozak defeated Jack King
4) Terry Funk defeated Thunderbolt Patterson in three falls
5) Loser Leaves Town: The Medic defeated Ricky Romero in three falls

From the September 5 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Medic will continue his ‘loser leaves town’ campaign as the highlight of next week’s mat warfare in the Coliseum with former partner Jack King his intended victim in time. International City Wrestling Club promoter Saul Paredes made the announcement following Jerry Kozak’s win last night over King, a bout in which most of the fighting was done by King and the Medic. The Medic was supposedly serving as King’s second. Figuring to help King, he aimed a powerful blow at Kozak, who ducked, and the wallop landed on King instead. The fracas leading to next week’s King-Medic showdown followed. In his own regularly scheduled bout, the Medic measured Ricky Romero in the third and deciding fall by reversing an attempted flying Body scissors and sticking Ricky’s shoulders to the mat for the count. The two had split a pair of falls leading up to the climax. Romero leaves town. Co-main action saw Terry Funk redeem the family name with a grueling win over Thunderbolt Patterson. In a pair of one-fallers, strongman Art Nelson finished Francisco Rios in less than a minute with a crunching bear hug, and Evelyn Stevens, who looks like a pin-up queen, made short work of local girl grappler Pat Howard.”

From the September 8 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Medic continues his ‘loser leaves town’ campaign against Jack King, his former tag team partner, in the main event of International City Wrestling Club’s weekly card Monday in the Coliseum. In the past two successive weeks, the Medic has run Dory Funk, Sr. and Ricky Romero out of El Paso. Since Medic and King are owners of the North American tag team championship, promoter Saul Paredes has made arrangements for the winner to retain the championship with the partner of his choice. In semi-final action, Jose Lothario, a newcomer from Monterrey, will test Kinji Shibuya, the bulky Japanese who is still undefeated in El Paso. Terry Funk and Art Nelson, who is billed as the strongest man in wrestling, will meet in a special one-fall bout. Nelson showed tentative proof to his strongman claim in his first appearance last week when he completely dismantled Francisco Rios in less than one minute with a bear hug. Glamorous Kay Noble, Texas Women’s champ, puts her title on the line against Evelyn Stevens, who showed form in more ways than one in defeating El Paso’s Pat Howard last week. Opening action will see Luis Hernandez taking on Duke Miller.”

Monday, September 11, 1967 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Luis Hernandez fought Duke Miller to a draw
2) Evelyn Stevens defeated Kay Noble to win the Texas Women’s Title
3) Terry Funk defeated Art Nelson
4) Jose Lothario defeated Kinji Shibuya
5) Loser Leaves Town: The Medic defeated Jack King

From the September 12 El Paso Herald-Post: “International City Wrestling Club promoter Saul Paredes has announced the scheduling of several new grapplers to the El Paso area as the Medic successfully continued his campaign last night to thin the ranks of the border regulars. For the third consecutive week, the Medic sacked up a win with a ‘loser leaves town’ clause prevailing. His latest victim was Jack King, who has been in action here weekly since wrestling was commenced on a regular basis in May. Two previous Medic exodus victims were Dory Funk, Sr. and Ricky Romero. Paredes said that among newcomers slated to hit the border were Cyclon Castro from Havana and a Dr. Blood, another masked grappler. In other action last night in the Coliseum, Jose Lothario dumped Kinji Shibuya, Terry Funk took the measure of Art Nelson, Texas Women’s champ Kay Noble went down to Evelyn Stevens, and Luis Hernandez and Duke Miller fought to a draw.”

From the September 15 El Paso Herald-Post: “Any wrestling fan who has openly or secretly yearned for a chance to clobber a villain or side with a hero will get his chance at International City Wrestling Club’s weekly card in the Coliseum. Promoter Saul Paredes has announced a 12-man Russian Roulette match as the grand finale for Monday’s card with each man putting up $50 and the winner to take the entire pot. He has gained clearance for the caper through the expediency of issuing an on the spot license for professional wrestling to anyone wanting to post $50 and join the action. Russian Roulette rules call for all participants to start in the ring at the same time. Each man ejected over the top rope is through. The last man remaining in the ring is the winner. Scheduled for the mass mayhem are the Medic, Cyclon Castro, Dr. Blood, Nick Roberts, Duke Miller, Ray Duran, Gory Guerrero, Jerry Kozak, Luis Hernandez, Terry Funk, Jose Lothario, and Al Velasco. Main event action for the evening will send Lothario and Funk against Medic and Dr. Blood, another masked baddie, and the Medic’s new tag team partner. Co-main action will have Guerrero defending his world light heavyweight title against Kozak. A pair of one-fall openers will pit Cyclon Castro from Havana against Hernandez, and Roberts against Velasco.”

Monday, September 18, 1967 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Nick Roberts vs. Al Velasco
2) Cyclon Castro vs. Luis Hernandez
3) World Light Heavyweight Champion Gory Guerrero vs. Jerry Kozak
4) Jose Lothario & Terry Funk vs. The Medic & Dr. Blood
5) 12-man Battle Royal (participants: The Medic, Cyclon Castro, Dr. Blood, Nick Roberts, Duke Miller, Ray Duran, Gory Guerrero, Jerry Kozak, Luis Hernandez, Terry Funk, Jose Lothario, Al Velasco)

Monday, September 25, 1967 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Joe Turco defeated Cesar Velasco
2) Jerry Kozak fought Tokyo Joe to a draw
3) Dory Funk, Jr. defeated Cyclon Castro in three falls
4) North American Tag Team Champions The Medic & Dr. Blood defeated Terry Funk & Jose Lothario in three falls

From the September 26 El Paso Herald-Post: “International City Wrestling Club promoter Saul Paredes today announced that the Funk brothers, Dory Jr. and Terry, would team for a crack at the North American tag team title next Monday night in the Coliseum against the champion duo of the Medic and Dr. Blood. Medic and Blood retained the diadem in last night’s action against Terry Funk and Jose Lothario. Paredes also announced that Dory Sr. would manage his two sons in the big effort, and would be on the floor during the action to neutralize the illegal tactics of Duke Miller, the dandy manager of Medic and Blood. It was Miller who last night brought about the downfall of Terry and Lothario with his umbrella-cane. He broke it over Terry’s head while the referee was looking the other way. A lot of the action at the Coliseum last night was outside the ring. At one point during the championship tag team match, a young blond girl charged the Medic and pummeled him with a few good shots before she could be hauled off; promoter Paredes had to be escorted from the arena under the protection of a flying wedge of Sheriff’s deputies; and a small gang brawl occurred in from of the Coliseum between hot-tempered fans. In other action inside the ring, Dory Funk, Jr. defeated Cyclon Castro, Jerry Kozak and Tokyo Joe ran out the time limit for a draw, and Joe Turco took Cesar Velasco.”

From the September 29 El Paso Herald-Post: “North American tag team champs Dr. Blood and the Medic vs. the Funk brothers, Dory, Jr. and Terry, is the match billed as the headliner of the International City Wrestling Club ‘s weekly card Monday in the Coliseum, but the real action might very well come from the managers of the two teams. Medic and Blood are managed by Duke Miller, a dandy dude who accompanies his gladiators to the ring in natty attire carrying an umbrella cane. Dory Funk, Sr. will manage his two sons in the contest. Miller has been known to use his umbrella to the advantage of his charges, and the senior Funk will be on hand Monday night to keep the Duke honest. Tokyo Joe, the former Japanese Olympic champion, will meet Jose Lothario in the semi-final. Texas Women’s champion Evelyn Stevens will go against Jean Antone from Quebec, Canada. Koa Tiki from Samoa and Jack Bence, who operates out of England will open the card.”

Monday, October 2, 1967 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Luis Hernandez fought Koa Tiki to a draw
2) Evelyn Stevens defeated Jean Antone
3) Jose Lothario defeated Tokyo Joe in three falls
4) Dory Funk, Jr. & Terry Funk (w/ Dory Funk, Sr.) defeated North American Tag Team Champions The Medic & Dr. Blood (w/ Duke Miller) via DQ in three falls

From the October 3 El Paso Herald-Post: “International City Wrestling Club promoter Saul Paredes solved the problem of menacing mobs at the weekly grapple card last night at the Coliseum by erecting a rope cordon around the ring, posting a uniformed deputy at each corner, and most important, bringing in a new referee. Paredes took the precaution following last week’s matches when he was converged upon by fans who were rather violently protesting what they cited as bad refereeing. Ken Ramey, a referee from St. Louis approved by the National Wrestling Alliance, was on hand for last night’s matches, and he was in firm control of all action. As a matter of fact, he awarded the third and deciding fall in main event action to Terry and Dory Funk, Jr. over the Medic and Dr. Blood when Duke Miller, manager of the masked pair, entered the ring against his orders. The Funks had taken the first fall when Terry nailed Medic with a spinning toe hold, and Medic had come back to even things with a sleeper on Dory Jr. Pandemonium broke loose when Ramey declared the disqualification, and when the smoke cleared, the only victim was Dory Funk, Sr., who was managing his two sons. He had been belted unconscious by an umbrella blow from Miller. In other action, Jose Lothario look two of three over Tokyo Joe, Evelyn Stevens lasted over Jean Antone in one fall to a finish, and Luis Hernandez and Koa Tiki ran out their time limit for a draw. Paredes announced that next week’s headline attraction would be a midget match between champ Little Beaver and Sky Low Low.”

From the October 6 El Paso Herald-Post: “A five-bout card featuring a world’s midget championship match between Little Beaver and Sky Low Low will comprise International City Wrestling Club’s weekly mat menu Monday in the Coliseum. Sky Low Low, at a mighty 95 pounds, is the current titlist, having taken the belt from Little Beaver in a match two weeks ago in Montreal, Sky’s home grounds. Beaver, who hails from Oklahoma, has appeared twice previously in El Paso and has proven to be a real crowd pleaser. Supporting the championship match will be a double main event which will send the Medic against Jose Lothario and Thunderbolt Patterson against Al Kashey. Both are scheduled two out of three falls with a one hour time limit. This will mark one of the Medic’s rare solo appearances. He is a tag team specialist and at present is the co-owner of the North American Tag Team Championship with Dr. Blood. Lothario is sporting a hot win streak with successive wins over two tough Orientals, Tokyo Joe and Kinji Shibuya. What could turn out to be the stellar attraction of the night will be a grudge affair between Duke Miller and Dory Funk, Sr., who has recently been reinstated to wrestle in El Paso by fan petition. Funk and Miller got into it last week while managing a pair of tag teams, and their argument will carry into the ring Monday. A one-fall opener will send Luis Hernandez against Cyclon Castro.”

Monday, October 9, 1967 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Cyclon Castro defeated Luis Hernandez
2) Little Beaver defeated Sky Low Low to win the World Midget Title
3) Duke Miller defeated Dory Funk, Sr. via DQ
4) Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Al Kashey
5) Jose Lothario defeated The Medic in three falls

From the October 10 El Paso Herald-Post: “Canadian Gene Kinsiki, the king-sized world heavyweight champion, will defend his title in El Paso Oct. 23 against an as yet un-named opponent from the El Paso border scene. International City Wrestling Club promoter Saul Paredes made the announcement of Kiniski’s scheduled defense here following last night’s regular weekly grapple card at the Coliseum. Paredes said that next week’s card would consist of an elimination tournament designed to come up with an opponent for Kiniski. Eight men will enter the tournament with such names as Gory Guerrero, Jerry Kozak and Thunderbolt Patterson already in the hat. Patterson demonstrated that he might be the man to beat for the honor in last night’s action as he made short work of Al Kashey in the co-main bout. Patterson quickly disposed of Kashey with an atomic drop and then a couple of belts to the chops followed by a press. In the other half of main event festivities, Jose Lothario disposed of the Medic with a back-slider, and then sewed up the match with a press after Medic had taken the middle fall with a back roll. Duke Miller took a win over Dory Funk, Sr. via the disqualification route. Little Beaver won back the midget championship over Sky Low Low, and Cyclon Castro prevailed over Luis Hernandez to round out the evening’s card.”

From the October 13 El Paso Herald-Post: “An eight-man tournament will be staged by International City Wrestling Club Monday in the Coliseum with the winner claiming the dubious right of meeting world heavyweight champion Gene Kiniski of Canada in a title match the following week. Entered in the tournament are Thunderbolt Patterson, Jose Lothario, Dory Funk, Jr., Cyclon Castro, the Medic, Koa Tiki, Jerry Kozak, and Gory Guerrero. Each of the grapplers will put up a $50 entry fee, and promoter Saul Paredes will sweeten the pot to $1,000, all of which will go to the winner along with his crack at Kiniski’s crown. Paredes said that pairings for the elimination tournament will be made at ringside Monday night. Each of the preliminary bouts will be scheduled for one fall with a 20-minute time limit. Decision on a winner will be made by the referee if time runs out. The final two combatants will face each other in a two-of-three skirmish to a finish. Interjected between the tournament preliminaries and the final will be a grudge rematch between Dory Funk, Sr. and Duke Miller. This one is scheduled for one fall to a finish. Kiniski’s appearance here on Oct. 23 will mark the second time he has travelled to El Paso to defend his title. He handily beat Ricky Romero here in August.”

Monday, October 16, 1967 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) The Medic defeated Koa Tiki
2) Gory Guerrero defeated Cyclon Castro
3) Dory Funk, Jr. defeated Jose Lothario
4) Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Jerry Kozak
5) The Medic defeated Gory Guerrero
6) Dory Funk, Jr. defeated Thunderbolt Patterson via DQ
7) Dory Funk, Sr. vs. Duke Miller
8) The Medic defeated Dory Funk, Jr. in two straight falls

From the October 17 El Paso Herald-Post: “The Medic, unquestioned holder of the dubious title of the most hated wrestler ever to campaign in El Paso, gets a crack next Monday at the world heavyweight championship now held by giant Gene Kiniski of Canada. Medic won the right to contest Kiniski for the title last night as he survived two preliminaries and a final to win an eight-man elimination tournament designed by promoter Saul Paredes to produce a challenger for the Canadian. Medic first did away with Koa Tiki before the opening gong had quit reverberating throughout the Coliseum, and then he outlasted Gory Guerrero to go into the final round against Dory Funk, Jr. Funk made the finals by decisioning Jose Lothario, and then took a disqualification win over Thunderbolt Patterson who made the mistake of clobbering referee Ken Ramey. Medic took two straight falls over Dory Jr. to earn not only his shot at Kiniski next week, but also a $1,000 pot assembled for the tournament. Paredes today announced that a six-man tag team bout would be on the same card with the Medic-Kiniski brawl. The two teams will be composed of Lothario, Dory Jr., and Guerrero on one side, and Patterson, Cyclon Castro, and Dr. Blood on the other.”

From the October 20 El Paso Herald-Post: “Border wrestling fans are hoping that the Medic will stand tougher against Gene Kiniski of Canada, the world heavyweight champion, than Ricky Romero did two months ago. The Medic gets his big chance Monday in the Coliseum. There has been no rush to put the family jewels on the Medic, but on the other hand, nobody is taking the masked badman lightly. He has proven almost invincible here. Kiniski is likely to prove too much for him, however. The six and one-half-feet and 275 pound Gene has proven his mettle over the past year since he won the title from Lou Thesz. Also on Monday’s card will be a six-man elimination tag team bout. One team will be Jose Lothario, Dory Funk, Jr. and Gory Guerrero, and on the other will be Thunderbolt Patterson, Cyclon Castro and Dr. Blood.”

Monday, October 23, 1967 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Elimination Match: Dory Funk, Jr. & Gory Guerrero & Jose Lothario defeated Thunderbolt Patterson & Cyclon Castro & Dr. Blood
2) World Heavyweight Champion Gene Kiniski defeated The Medic in three falls

From the October 24 El Paso Herald-Post: “Gene Kiniski of Canada proved to border wrestling fans why he is world heavyweight champion for the second time in as many months last night in the Coliseum as he disposed of the Medic, but not without a few problems. Medic took the opening fall with his sleeper hold, and while Kiniski was still sprawled groggily on the canvas, Duke Miller, Medic’s manager, leaped into the ring and hoisted Kiniski over his head and executed a crunching body slam. This was no mean feat considering Miller is little more than average size, and Kiniski weighs 275 pounds. Also, Miller didn’t even rumple his pin-stripe suit, although his gray fedora did suffer a slight crease. Kiniski took a few minutes recovering, and then methodically proceeded to dispose of Medic, first with a series of knew drops and a press, and then with a butt and a press. Promoter Saul Paredes said today that a ‘brass knuckles’ match would be staged next week between Dory Funk, Jr. and Thunderbolt Patterson as a result of post-match action between the two in semi-final tag team action. Funk had iced the bout by eliminating Patterson, but Thunderbolt launched a sneak attack after the bell which stretched Funk. The brass knuckles affair, which calls for the battlers to have at each other with taped hands, may not get off the ground, however, since El Paso wrestling commissioner P.M. Kessel reported after the bout that he was writing to the State Wrestling Commission in Austin recommending a suspension for Patterson.”

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