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landy1987 wrote: A few more from 1975:


 

 

updated 9/8/12   -OFG

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January 6, 1976 Philadelphia, PA - TV Tapings
include Domenic Denucci

January 10, 1976 Springfield, MA
Superstar Billy Graham, Ivan Koloff vs Pete Sanchez, Domenic Denucci

January 14, 1976 Utica, NY
Frank Monte vs Dominic DeNucci

January 16, 1976 North Attleboro, MA
Domenic Denucci vs Bugsy McGraw

January 19, 1976 Landover, MD
Superstar Billy Graham beat Dominic DeNucci

January 23, 1976 Pittsburgh, PA
Spiros Arion vs Dominic DeNucci

January 26, 1976 Long Island, NY
Dominic DeNucci beat Bugsy McGraw

January 27, 1976 Philadelphia, PA - TV Tapings
include Domenic Denucci

February 11, 1976 Pittsfield, MA
Ivan Koloff vs Domenic Denucci

February 15, 1976 Steubenville, OH
Dominic DeNucci vs Dr. Bill Miller

February 17, 1976 Philadelphia, PA - TV Tapings
include Domenic Denucci

February 18, 1976 Hamburg, PA
include Domenic Denucci

February 20, 1976 Pittsburgh, PA
Dominic DeNucci won by refs decision over Bugsy McGraw

February 28, 1976 Philadelphia, PA
Dominic DeNucci beat Crusher Blackwell

March 1, 1976 North Dartmouth, MA
Spiros Arion vs Domenic Denucci

March 9, 1976, 1976 Philadelphia, PA - TV Tapings
include Domenic Denucci

March 10, 1976 Hamburg, PA - TV Tapings
include Domenic Denucci

March 12, 1976 New London, CT
Domenic Denucci beat Tony Altimore

March 14, 1976 Steubenville, OH
Dominic DeNucci beat Bugsy McGraw

March 17, 1976 Syracuse, NY
Ernie Ladd vs Domenic Denucci

April 1, 1976 Queens, NY
Dominic DeNucci fought Louis Cyr to a draw

April 2, 1976 Albany, NY
Rocky Tomayo drew Doenic Denucci

April 10, 1976 Baltimore, MD
Dominic DeNucci fought Louis Cyr to a draw

May 14, 1976 Pittsburgh, PA (Show cancelled due to Bruno's kneck injury.)
Domenic Denucci vs Crusher Blackwell

June 11, 1976 Pittsburgh, PA
Dominic DeNucci vs Bill Miller

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Ron wrote: 1976 results
Thanks Ron.

 

-Updated 9/8/12 

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Bumping in case new poster Ed Lock might have any DeNucci results from Australia not yet included.   I've had a few conversations with Dom and enjoyed hearing about his travels with various talent on his tours there.    Any extra listings are appreciated.

 

 

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March 17, 1973. Altoona, PA

Prof. Tanaka beat Dominic DeNucci (substitute for Bruno Sammartino).

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One Fan Gang wrote:
 Bumping in case new poster Ed Lock might have any DeNucci results from Australia not yet included.   I've had a few conversations with Dom and enjoyed hearing about his travels with various talent on his tours there.    Any extra listings are appreciated.

G'day One Fan Gang,

I'd be pleased to add some more DeNucci results from Australia.

I'll compare my records to what is already listed. You blokes have done a great job with this career record.

Dom is 1 of my all time favourite wrestlers.

Cheers!

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G’day One Fan Gang,

Here are some results for Dominic DeNucci in Australia from October 1964 to June 1965 that are not already listed in your record. This is the proverbial tip of the iceberg as I have many more to add over time. :)

Cheers!

23 October 1964 Sydney, Australia IWA World Title: Killer Kowalski (Champion) defeated Dominic DeNucci
This was the debut of the World Championship Wrestling promotion of Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle in Australia and, as such, was DeNucci’s first match in Australia.

24 October 1964 Melbourne Dominic DeNucci defeated Buddy Austin

27 October 1964 Brisbane Dominic DeNucci defeated Nikita Kalmikoff

30 October 1964 Sydney Dominic DeNucci defeated Nikita Kalmikoff

4 November 1964 Brisbane IWA World Title: Dominic DeNucci defeated Killer Kowalski (Champion) on disqualification thus title did not change hands

11 November 1964 Brisbane Killer Kowalski & Buddy Austin defeated Dominic DeNucci & Dale Lewis

18 November 1964 Brisbane Dominic DeNucci & Dale Lewis defeated Killer Kowalski & Buddy Austin on disqualification

20 November 1964 Sydney IWA World Title: Dominic DeNucci (Champion) drew with Buddy Austin

25 November 1964 Brisbane Dominic DeNucci & Dale Lewis defeated Emile Dupre & Ted Sinkowski

27 November 1964 Sydney no wrestling as Louis Armstrong performed at the Sydney Stadium that night. Your record shows “Dominic DeNucci & Tex McKenzie beat Killer Kowalski & Buddy Austin by DQ”

28 November 1964 Melbourne IWA World Title: Dominic DeNucci (Champion) defeated Buddy Austin

2 December 1964 Brisbane Dominic DeNucci & Tex McKenzie defeated Killer Kowalski & Buddy Austin on a reversed decision following Mongolian Stomper’s illegal interference in the 3rd fall

4 December 1964 Sydney Dominic DeNucci & Dale Lewis defeated Al Woods & George Lackey

9 December 1964 Brisbane IWA World Title: Dominic DeNucci (Champion) defeated Buddy Austin on disqualification

14 December 1964 Perth IWA World Title: Dominic DeNucci (Champion) defeated Buddy Austin on disqualification when Austin used a foreign object

19 December 1964 Melbourne Dominic DeNucci defeated Hans Schroeder

9 January 1965 Sydney TV IWA World Title: Ray Stevens defeated Dominic DeNucci (defending Champion) to win the Championship

9 January 1965 Melbourne IWA World Title: Ray Stevens (Champion) defeated Dominic DeNucci, who was unable to continue after getting his neck caught between the top and middle ropes during the 3rd fall

11 January 1965 Perth Dominic DeNucci defeated Killer Kowalski

15 January 1965 Sydney IWA World Title: Dominic DeNucci defeated Ray Stevens (Champion) on disqualification

16 January 1965 Sydney TV Dominic DeNucci defeated Pat O’Hara

20 January 1965 Brisbane IWA World Title: Ray Stevens (Champion) drew with Dominic DeNucci.

25 January 1965 Perth IWA World Title: Dominic DeNucci defeated Ray Stevens (Champion) on disqualification when Stevens was disqualified for choking DeNucci despite the referee’s 5 count; thus the title did not change hands

January 27 1965 Brisbane Dominic DeNucci defeated Buddy Austin

5 February 1965 Sydney Dominic DeNucci defeated Ray Stevens

8 February 1965 Perth No Disqualification, No Time Limit Match: Dominic DeNucci defeated Ray Stevens

9 February 1965 Adelaide Dominic DeNucci vs Buddy Austin no results found

12 February 1965 Sydney Ray Stevens & Mongolian Stomper defeated Killer Kowalski & Buddy Austin – special referee Dominic DeNucci

13 February 1965 Melbourne Dominic DeNucci defeated Ray Stevens

17 February 1965 Brisbane Dominic DeNucci defeated Mongolian Stomper on disqualification when the Stomper prevented DeNucci from re-entering the ring

19 February 1965 Sydney IWA World Title: Dominic DeNucci defeated Ray Stevens (defending Champion) to win the Championship

20 February 1965 Melbourne Killer Kowalski & Buddy Austin defeated Ray Stevens & Mongolian Stomper who were counted out of the ring – special referee Dominic DeNucci

23 February 1965 Adelaide IWA World Title: Dominic DeNucci (Champion) defeated Killer Kowalski

24 February 1965 Brisbane Dominic DeNucci drew with Mike Paidousis


27 February 1965 Melbourne IWA World Title: Ray Stevens defeated Dominic DeNucci (Champion)

3 March 1965 Brisbane IWA World Title: Ray Stevens defeated Dominic DeNucci on disqualification when a bleeding DeNucci pushed the referee in the 3rd fall and was disqualified

5 March 1965 Sydney Dominic DeNucci defeated Buddy Austin

8 March 1965 Perth Dominic DeNucci defeated Mongolian Stomper

9 March 1965 Adelaide IWA World Title: Dominic DeNucci defeated Ray Stevens on disqualification in the 3rd fall

10 March 1965 Brisbane IWA World Title: Ray Stevens defeated Dominic DeNucci

13 March 1965 Melbourne 90 Minute Rematch for IWA World Title: Dominic DeNucci defeated Ray Stevens on reversed decision; a 3rd fall ref bump led to Stevens gaining an illegal fall; commentator Sam Menacker informed referee who reversed his decision.

15 March 1965 Newcastle IWA World Title: Ray Stevens defeated Dominic DeNucci who was counted out of the ring in the 3rd fall

22 March 1965 Perth Dominic DeNucci & Mark Lewin defeated Ray Stevens & Killer Kowalski

24 March 1965 Brisbane Dominic DeNucci defeated Mike Paidousis

26 March 1965 Melbourne Dominic DeNucci defeated Mike Paidousis

29 March 1965 Newcastle No Disqualification Match for IWA World Title: Dominic DeNucci defeated Ray Stevens

30 March 1965 Adelaide No Disqualification, No Time Limit Match for IWA World Title: Dominic DeNucci vs Ray Stevens no results found

5 April 1965 Perth Dominic DeNucci drew with Killer Kowalski

9 April 1965 Sydney Dominic DeNucci defeated Vince Montana

10 April 1965 Sydney TV Dominic DeNucci & Mark Lewin defeated Ray Stevens & Mongolian Stomper

10 April 1965 Melbourne IWA World Title: Dominic DeNucci defeated Ray Stevens who was counted out of the ring in the 3rd fall

12 April 1965 Newcastle Killer Kowalski & Mike Paidousis defeated Dominic DeNucci & Mark Lewin

17 April 1965 Melbourne IWA World Title: Dominic DeNucci (Champion) defeated Killer Kowalski on disqualification. Your record shows “04/18/65”.

24 April 1965 Melbourne IWA World Title: Mitsu Arakawa defeated Dominic DeNucci (defending Champion) to win the Championship

1 May 1965 Sydney TV Dominic DeNucci defeated Max Steyne

8 May 1965 Sydney TV Dominic DeNucci defeated Clem Lakis

8 May 1965 Melbourne Dominic DeNucci defeated Mitsu Arakawa

12 May 1965 Brisbane Dominic DeNucci defeated Steve Rickard

14 May 1965 Sydney Dominic DeNucci drew with Dory Funk Jr

17 May 1965 Newcastle IWA World Title: Mitsu Arakawa (Champion) vs Dominic DeNucci no results found in newspaper

21 May 1965 Sydney Dominic DeNucci defeated Vince Montana

29 May 1965 Sydney TV Dominic DeNucci defeated Steve Rickard

29 May 1965 Melbourne Dominic DeNucci defeated Mitsu Arakawa

31 May 1965 Newcastle Dominic DeNucci defeated Vince Montana on disqualification

5 June 1965 Sydney TV Dominic DeNucci defeated Dory Funk Jr

9 June 1965 Brisbane Dominic DeNucci defeated Mighty Hercules

12 June 1965 Sydney TV Dominic DeNucci & Dick Steinborn defeated Vince Montana & Max Steyne

14 June 1965 Newcastle Dominic DeNucci & Billy Red Cloud vs Killer Kowalski & Mitsu Arakawa no results found

16 June 1965 Brisbane Dominic DeNucci defeated George Lackey

18 June 1965 Sydney Dominic DeNucci & Dick Steinborn defeated Killer Kowalski & Mitsu Arakawa on disqualification when Kowalski punched the referee

25 June 1965 Sydney No Disqualification Match: Dominic DeNucci & Dick Steinborn defeated Mitsu Arakawa & Killer Kowalski

28 June 1965 Newcastle IWA World Title: Dominic DeNucci defeated Killer Kowalski (defending Champion) on disqualification in the 3rd fall; thus the title did not change hands

30 June 1965 Brisbane Dominic DeNucci & Dick Steinborn vs Killer Kowalski & Mitsu Arakawa no results found

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Excellent update, Ed!  This research is the kind of thing that encourages results collectors to keep digging and networking.  The discrepancies you noted are also helpful for adjusting the original record.   If you find more material, please continue to add it to the thread and I'll plan to do an update toward the end of January.

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TerryWWWF wrote: March 17, 1973. Altoona, PA

Prof. Tanaka beat Dominic DeNucci (substitute for Bruno Sammartino).


Thanks Terry... Dom appears to be a strong #2 babyface in the Pennsylvania area that served as a suitable replacement for Bruno at times during the early 70s.  He's the go-to choice even during times when he isn't working the rest of the territory, but gets the call over someone like Strongbow and before Putski would ease into that singles spot, moving DeNucci more into the tag team ranks by the mid 70s.

 

 

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TerryWWWF wrote: March 17, 1973. Altoona, PA

Prof. Tanaka beat Dominic DeNucci (substitute for Bruno Sammartino).


Thanks Terry... Dom appears to be a strong #2 babyface in the Pennsylvania area that served as a suitable replacement for Bruno at times during the early 70s.  He's the go-to choice even during times when he isn't working the rest of the territory, but gets the call over someone like Strongbow and before Putski would ease into that singles spot, moving DeNucci more into the tag team ranks by the mid 70s.



By about 1970, DeNucci had supplanted Battman (Tony Marino) as the No. 2 babyface for the Pittsburgh promotion. That was an important role in the promotion because they ran spot shows every Friday and Saturday, plus live TV on Saturday. Bruno wasn't always available for all of that, plus they didn't want him to wrestle on TV too much. So the No. 2 guy would always have some sort of feud going that could viably headline the spot shows. For a long time, Battman vs. George Steele filled that role.

In this particular case, Bruno injured his hand at a show on March 16 and had little interest in making the long drive to Altoona on a snowy night. So they rearranged the card and put DeNucci against Tanaka.

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G’day One Fan Gang,

Until locating your Dominic DeNucci record book I had never read elsewhere that DeNucci worked in 1958 as a masked heel! I had presumed that Dominic may have wrestled as a babyface for his whole career.

I had heard that Dom began his North American career in the late 1950s in Canada but this was in reference to his Dominic Bravo days.

Your earliest results show DeNucci (as the Masked Marvel) wrestling top tier talent like Johnny Rougeau, Edouard Carpentier, Pat O’Connor and Bill Miller, among others, and teaming with Killer Kowalski. One would not expect that an assumed rookie would be working with such esteemed company.

I have several questions that I would like to ask.

1) Who trained DeNucci?

2) Did Dom perhaps wrestle in Europe before moving to Canada?

3) Who was the Masked Manager?

Thank you.

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Hi Ed-

The Masked Marvel info comes form the wrestlingdata.com website which fellow poster Indikator has recommended, and he has something to do with the researching there as well.   He may have answers to your questions about DeNucci's early days.   

I might contend that as a masked man (and a heel), DeNucci was in a great position to learn the trade from the bigger names without risking his own name and rising reputation early on.   If he struggled, there was little harm done.

Dom's mid-80s role as Black Death kind of bookends his major league career, and I wonder how many youngsters he worked with in a teaching role that we don't have a result for.  

I find it interesting that we can still add recent shows featuring Dom!

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Unrelated but a message to Count Grog:  Zoltan mentioned to me once who Dante DeNucci was; a guy using the DeNucci name who went on to some note.  Do you recall who he became?  I have since forgotten, even though I saw him and Zoltan work an NWF show 5 miles from my home and always thought that group was interesting.


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I recall from Mick Foley's first book how he was impressed seeing how DeNucci captivated crowds on his foreign tours, while young Mick had difficulty getting a reaction... and how Dom's fluency in several languages benefitted them as a whole.   It appears by many 70s and early 80s results that DeNucci had a tendency to do ten minutes and take it home, be it with perennial rival Baron Scicluna or as a regular opponent for the Wild Samoans.   It would seem that overseas, DeNucci would pull out a few extra tricks from his repertoire.

I wonder if the ill-fated Burkina Faso tour Foley refers to also included DeNucci matches; I would assume they were somewhere between 1986-89.  No idea where I would start checking for those cards, though.


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fantasmagori and I are responsible for the majority of WDs old school area. I have not yet found anything for Denucci in Europe in the 50s, the only thing that I am currently aware of is that Tom Burke had two 1988 Italy shows with Foley/Denucci in his sheet. I think Dante was Cody Michaels.

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I might contend that as a masked man (and a heel), DeNucci was in a great position to learn the trade from the bigger names without risking his own name and rising reputation early on.   If he struggled, there was little harm done.


Thank you One Fan Gang.

Your theory above makes perfect sense to me. Dom must have shown great potential to be afforded this opportunity while still an assumed rookie.

Perhaps DeNucci gained his Canadian training from Johnny Rougeau, Eddie Auger or even Yvon Robert to be given the chance to wrestle as the Masked Marvel against main eventers like Rougeau, Edouard Carpentier, Pat O’Connor and Bill Miller.

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