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Interesting year 1962...

Stanley Blackburn, representing the Amarillo promotion, attempted to promote shows in the El Paso Coliseum, but was blocked by International Wrestling Enterprises.

International Wrestling Enterprises began promoting cards at the Las Cruces Coliseum, which was owned by Bassil Battah. Unfortunately, I don't have access to Las Cruces newspapers after June.

Southwest Wrestling Enterprises started promoting cards at Dudley Field in the summer. They attempted to promote at the Coliseum later in the year, but this attempt was also blocked.

Bassil Battah was a wrestler for Southwest Wrestling Enterprises, as well as owning the Las Cruces Coliseum, so it would be interesting to see what happened with regards to wrestling in Las Cruces in the second half of 1962. There is a newspaper article that states that Battah wrestled on a circuit of El Paso, Las Cruces, Deming and Alamogordo.

Tuesday, January 30, 1962 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) The Mongol & Chivo de Ring & Al Amezcua vs. Bassil Battah & Henry Pilusso & Manuel Muniz

Tuesday, March 6, 1962 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Juan Garcia & Bassil Battah vs. Carlos Mendoza & Chivo de Ring
2) Gory Guerrero vs. Ed Sharpe

Tuesday, March 13, 1962 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Texas Tiger defeated Loco Mendes
2) Chivo de Ring defeated The Cisco Kid
3) Manuel Muniz defeated Gypsy Biviano
4) Ray Valadez defeated Carlos Mendoza
5) Gory Guerrero & Juan Garcia defeated Ed Sharpe & Jim Burke in three falls

Tuesday, March 20, 1962 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Carlos Mendoza defeated Texas Tiger
2) Jim Burke & Chivo de Ring defeated Manuel Muniz & Carlos Ramos
3) Gory Guerrero defeated Rat Valadez
4) Ed Sharpe defeated Juan Garcia via DQ

Tuesday, March 27, 1962 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Juan Garcia & Ray Valadez defeated Jim Burke & Gypsy Biviano
2) Manuel Muniz defeated Carlos Mendoza
3) Carlos Romano defeated Chivo de Ring
4) Gory Guerrero fought Ed Sharpe to a no contest

Tuesday, April 3, 1962 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Ramon Zacalva defeated Dick Dunn
2) Doug Kinslow defeated Manuel Muniz
3) Juan Garcia & Ray Valadez defeated Jim Burke & Baby Blimp
4) Texas Death Match: Gory Guerrero defeated Ed Sharpe

Tuesday, April 10, 1962 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Gypsy Biviano defeated Carlos Mendoza
2) Ramon Zavalza defeated Al Amescua
3) Chivo de Ring defeated Doug Kinslow
4) Mario Galento & Jim Burke defeated Juan Garcia & Ray Valadez

Saturday, April 14, 1962 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Chivo de Ring vs. Carlos Ramos
2) Ramon Zavalza vs. Carlos Mendoza
3) Jim Burke vs. Manuel Muniz
4) Gory Guerrero vs. Ed Sharpe

Tuesday, April 17, 1962 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Ramon Zavalza defeated Bobby Nichols
2) Gory Guerrero defeated Greg Peterson
3) Maria DeLeon & Ann Casey defeated Fran Gravette & Brenda Scott
4) Juan Garcia defeated Jim Burke

Tuesday, April 24, 1962 – Dudley Field – El Paso, TX
1) Kiko Torres defeated unknown
2) Ramon Zavalza defeated unknown
3) Gordo Chihuahua & Omar Atlas & Bassil Battah defeated Gypsy Biviano & Al Amescua & Chivo de Ring
4) Gory Guerrero defeated Jim Burke

Tuesday, May 1, 1962 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Omar Atlas defeated Scotty Williams
2) Paul Harrison defeated Willie Love
3) Gordo Chihuahua defeated Baby Blimp
4) Juan Garcia defeated The Mongol via DQ
5) Sputnik Monroe defeated Gory Guerrero

Friday, May 4, 1962 – Las Cruces Coliseum – Las Cruces, NM
1) Paul Harrison vs. Chivo de Ring
2) Willie Love vs. Julio Ortega
3) The Mongol vs. Omar Atlas
4) Gordo Chihuahua vs. Jim Burke

Tuesday, May 8, 1962 – Dudley Field – El Paso, TX
1) Paul Harrison defeated Chivo de Ring
2) Gordo Chihuahua defeated Willie Love
3) Omar Atlas & Juan Garcia fought The Mongol & Jim Burke to a no contest
4) World Light Heavyweight Champion Gory Guerrero defeated Sputnik Monroe in three falls

Tuesday, May 15, 1962 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Kiko Torres defeated Willie Love
2) Gypsy Biviano defeated Paul Harrison
3) Gordo Chihuahua fought Gory Guerrero (sub. Paul DeGaulles) to a draw
4) Omar Atlas & Juan Garcia defeated The Mongol & Jim Burke

Friday, May 18, 1962 – Las Cruces Coliseum – Las Cruces, NM
1) Gordo Chihuahua vs. Gypsy Biviano
2) The Mongol vs. Juan Garcia

Tuesday, May 22, 1962 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Gordo Chihuahua & Paul Harrison defeated Willie Love & Chivo de Ring
2) Gory Guerrero fought Juan Garcia to a draw (45:00)
3) Baby Cheryl defeated Darling Dagmar
4) Omar Atlas defeated The Mongol

Friday, June 1, 1962 – Las Cruces Coliseum – Las Cruces, NM
1) Handicap Match: Gordo Chihuahua vs. Loco Mendez & The Mongolian
2) Juan Garcia & Blue Demon vs. The Mongol & Chivo de Ring

Tuesday, June 5, 1962 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Omar Atlas defeated Paul Harrison
2) Chivo de Ring defeated Blue Demon
3) Gory Guerrero defeated The Elephant Boy
4) The Mongol defeated Gordo Chihuahua

Friday, June 8, 1962 – Las Cruces Coliseum – Las Cruces, NM
1) The Elephant Boy vs. Gordo Chihuahua
2) Juan Garcia vs. The Mongol

Tuesday, June 12, 1962 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) The Mongol & The Elephant Boy defeated unknown & unknown
2) Gory Guerrero & Juan Garcia defeated unknown & unknown
This card featured the quarter-finals and semi-finals of a tournament to crown the first International City Tag Team Champions. The other teams participating were: Jack Kelly & Ray Crosby, Ken Lucas & Navajo Frank, Paul Harrison & Carlos Ramos, Gypsy Biviano & Chivo de Ring and Omar Atlas & Gordo Chihuahua. The pairings for the quarter-finals were decided by an 8-man Battle Royal which opened the card.

Friday, June 15, 1962 – Las Cruces Coliseum – Las Cruces, NM
1) Juan Garcia & Gordo Chihuahua vs. The Elephant Boy & Gypsy Biviano
2) Gory Guerrero vs. The Mongol

Tuesday, June 19, 1962 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Bob Hamby vs. Paul Harrison
2) Darling Dagmar defeated Baby Cheryl
3) The Mongol & The Elephant Boy defeated Gory Guerrero & Juan Garcia to win the International City Tag Team Title

Friday, June 22, 1962 – Las Cruces Coliseum – Las Cruces, NM
1) Gordo Chihuahua vs. Gene ??
2) The Elephant Boy vs. Omar Atlas
3) Darling Dagmar vs. Baby Cheryl

Tuesday, June 26, 1962 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Gordo Chihuahua defeated Gypsy Biviano
2) Paul Harrison defeated Chivo de Ring
3) The Elephant Boy defeated Juan Garcia
4) Omar Atlas defeated Bob Hamby via DQ
5) Gory Guerrero defeated The Mongol via judges’ decision

Friday, June 29, 1962 – Las Cruces Coliseum – Las Cruces, NM
1) Bob Hamby vs. Paul Harrison
2) International City Tag Team Champions The Mongol & The Elephant Boy vs. Juan Garcia & Omar Atlas

Tuesday, July 3, 1962 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Omar Atlas defeated Gypsy Biviano
2) Handicap Match: Gordo Chihuahua defeated Chivo de Ring & The Mongolian
3) Bob Hamby fought Paul Harrison to a no contest in three falls
4) Gory Guerrero & Juan Garcia defeated The Mongol & The Elephant Boy to win the International City Tag Team Title

Tuesday, July 10, 1962 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Paul Harrison & Etta Charles vs. Chivo de Ring & Sweet Georgia Brown
2) Gory Guerrero & Juan Garcia vs. The Mongol & The Elephant Boy

Tuesday, July 17, 1962 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Omar Atlas vs. Chivo de Ring
2) Rudolph Himmler vs. Ramon Zavalza
3) Sputnik Monroe vs. Juan Garcia
4) The Mongol vs. The Elephant Boy
5) Bob Hamby vs. Paul Harrison

Tuesday, July 24, 1962 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Al Amescua defeated Omar Atlas
2) Gory Guerreri and Juan Garcia won an 8-man Battle Royal (participants: Ray Crosby, Paul Harrison, The Mongol, Rudolph Himmler, Bob Hamby, The Elephant Boy)
3) The Elephant Boy fought The Mongol to a draw
4) Paul Harrison fought Ray Crosby to a draw
5) Gory Guerrero defeated Bob Hamby via judges’ decision
6) Juan Garcia defeated Rudolph Himmler in three falls

Tuesday, July 31, 1962 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX – 4,000
1) Ramon Zavalza defeated Al Amescua
2) Juan Garcia & Ray Crosby defeated Gypsy Biviano & Rudolph Himmler
3) Bob Hamby defeated Paul Harrison (referee: Joe Louis)
4) The Mongol defeated The Elephant Boy in three falls (referee: Joe Louis)

Tuesday, August 7, 1962 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Al Amescua defeated The Mongolian
2) Gordo Chihuahua defeated The Elephant Boy via DQ
3) The Mongol defeated Omar Atlas in two straight falls
4) Juan Garcia & Ray Crosby defeated Bob Hamby & Beatnik Rick via DQ in three falls

Friday, August 10, 1962 – Texas Western College Field House – El Paso, TX
1) The Mongolian vs. Loco Mendez
2) Texas Tiger vs. Carlos Mendoza
3) Ray Crosby vs. Chivo de Ring
4) The Elephant Boy vs. Ramon Zavalza
5) Paul Harrison vs. Al Amescua
6) Omar Atlas vs. Beatnik Rick
7) Gory Guerrero & Juan Garcia vs. Bob Hamby & The Mongol

Friday, August 10, 1962 – Dudley Field – El Paso, TX – 1,200
1) The Mongolian & La Tonina vs. Manuel Muniz & The Cisco Kid
2) Henry Pilusso vs. The Japanese
3) Bassil Battah vs. The Mummy
Southwest Wrestling Enterprises start to run opposition to International Wrestling Enterprises.

Tuesday, August 14, 1962 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX – 3,500
1) Ray Crosby defeated Omar Atlas
2) Juan Garcia defeated Beatnik Rick via DQ
3) The Mongol defeated Johnny Kostas
4) Texas Death Match: Bob Hamby defeated Paul Harrison

Tuesday, August 21, 1962 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Ramon Zavalza defeated Texas Tiger
2) Al Amescua defeated Navajo Frank
3) Ray Crosby & Paul Harrison defeated The Mongol & Beatnik Rick
4) Bob Hamby defeated Juan Garcia via DQ

Friday, August 24, 1962 – Dudley Field – El Paso, TX
1) Carlos Ramos, Jr. vs. Najera
2) Jesus Ortega vs. La Tonina
3) Bassil Battah & Henry Pilusso vs. The Vampire & The Japanese
4) Johnny Kostas & Manuel Muniz vs. La Tonina & The Black Cat

Tuesday, August 28, 1962 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Navajo Frank vs. Ramon Zavalva
2) Jimmy Ballard fought Ray Crosby to a draw in three falls
3) Handicap Match: Haystack Muldoon defeated Rudolph Himmler & Al Amescua
4) Juan Garcia & Paul Harrison defeated Bob Hamby & The Mongol in three falls

Friday, August 31, 1962 – Dudley Field – El Paso, TX
1) Carlos Ramos, Jr. defeated The Black Cat
2) Henry Pilusso fought The Japanese to a draw
3) Bassil Battah fought The Vampire to a no contest
4) Johnny Kostas defeated Jesus Ortega

Tuesday, September 4, 1962 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Paul Harrison & Beatnik Rick won a 9-man Battle Royal
2) Chivo de Ring fought Al Amescua to a draw
3) Handicap Match: Haystack Muldoon defeated Bob Hamby & The Duke
4) Juan Garcia fought Johnny Flash to a draw
5) Paul Harrison defeated Beatnik Rick via DQ in three falls to win the Battle Royal

Wednesday, September 5, 1962 – Dudley Field – El Paso, TX
1) 6-man Battle Royal (participants: The Mad Cosuco, Johnny Kostas, The Red Menace, Henry Pilusso, La Tonina, The Japanese)
2) Bassil Battah vs. The Vampire
This card was cancelled due to rain. An attempt to hold the card on September 7 was also cancelled.

Tuesday, September 11, 1962 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX – 3,000
1) Beatnik Rick & The Duke defeated Juan Garcia & Paul Harrison
2) Bobby Flash defeated Silento Rodriguez
3) Haystack Muldoon was unable to pin Bob Hamby three times (15:00)
4) Judy Grable & Maria DeLeon defeated Ann Casey & Vicki Adams
5) The Mummy defeated Gory Guerrero in three falls

Thursday, September 13, 1962 – Dudley Field – El Paso, TX
1) 6-man Battle Royal (participants: El Cosaco, Johnny Kostas, The Red Menace, Henry Pilusso, La Tonina, The Japanese)
2) El Cosaco defeated Henry Pilusso
3) The Japanese defeated The Red Menace
4) Johnny Kostas fought La Tonina to a draw
5) Bassil Battah defeated The Vampire in three falls
Bob Hamby was in attendance and was challenged by Bassil Battah.

Tuesday, September 18, 1962 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Bobby Flash & Ann Casey defeated Al Amescua & Vicki Adams
2) Beatnik Rick & The Duke defeated Paul Harrison & Jimmy Ballard in three falls
3) Juan Garcia defeated Bob Hamby via DQ in three falls

Friday, September 21, 1962 – Dudley Field – El Paso, TX
1) The Vampire vs. The Cisco Kid
2) The Japanese vs. Gorilla Ramos, Jr.
3) Ali Ali & El Cosaco vs. Bassil Battah & The Red Menace

Tuesday, September 25, 1962 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Paul Harrison defeated Al Amescua
2) Jimmy Ballard defeated Tony Barbetta
3) Bobby Flash defeated Bob Hamby
4) International City Tag Team Champions Gory Guerrero & Juan Garcia defeated Beatnik Rick & The Duke

Friday, September 28, 1962 – Dudley Field – El Paso, TX
1) La Tonina vs. Gorilla Ramos, Jr.
2) The Vampire vs. The Red Menace
3) Bassil Battah vs. El Cosaco

Tuesday, October 2, 1962 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Jimmy Ballard defeated Beatnik Rick
2) Paul Harrison defeated Tony Barbetta
3) The Duke defeated Eduardo Bonada
4) Bobby Flash defeated Bob Hamby

Tuesday, October 9, 1962 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX – 3,500
1) Eduardo Bonada defeated Chivo de Ring
2) Juan Garcia & Jimmy Ballard & Paul Harrison defeated Beatnik Rick & Julio Quiroga & Tony Barbetta
3) Bob Hamby defeated Bobby Flash
4) World Light Heavyweight Champion Gory Guerrero defeated The Mummy in three falls

Tuesday, October 16, 1962 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Baby Cheryl vs. Dolly Darcel
2) Gory Guerrero won an 8-man tournament (other participants: Jerry Kozak, Eduardo Bonada, Tony Barbetta, Rudolph Himmler, Jimmy Ballard, Bob Hamby, Beatnik Rick)
This winner this tournament was to face Freddie Blassie for the WWA Heavyweight Title on October 30, although the scheduled match did not happen.

Tuesday, October 23, 1962 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Eduardo Bonada defeated Tony Barbetta
2) Paul Harrison & Jimmy Ballard defeated Rudolph Himmler & Rip Spikes
3) Bob Hamby defeated Beatnik Rick
4) Rocky Rodriguez defeated Gory Guerrero in three falls

Tuesday, October 30, 1962 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Eduardo Bonada defeated Chivo de Ring
2) International City Tag Team Champions Bob Hamby & Tony Barbetta defeated Paul Harrison & Jimmy Ballard
3) Ed Sharpe defeated The Mummy
4) Gory Guerrero fought Rocky Rodriguez to a no contest in three falls

Tuesday, November 6, 1962 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Bob Hamby & Tony Barbetta defeated Ray Valadez & Eduardo Bonada
2) The Viking defeated Jimmy Ballard
3) Nelson Royal defeated Rocky Rodriguez in three falls
4) Ed Sharpe defeated Gory Guerrero in two straight falls

Tuesday, November 13, 1962 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Ray Valadez vs. Tony Barbetta
2) The Mongol vs. Rocky Rodriguez
3) Eduardo Bonada vs. Jimmy Ballard
4) World Light Heavyweight Champion Gory Guerrero vs. Bob Hamby
5) United States Heavyweight Champion Pepper Gomez vs. Ed Sharpe

Tuesday, November 20, 1962 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Paul Harrison defeated The Viking via DQ
2) Bob Hamby & Ed Sharpe defeated Ray Valadez & Rocky Rodriguez
3) Gory Guerrero defeated Nelson Royal
4) Rito Romero defeated Lou Thesz via DQ in three falls

Tuesday, November 27, 1962 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Ray Valadez defeated Ed Sharpe via judges’ decision
2) The Masked Terror defeated Silento Rodriguez
3) Ann Regan defeated Evelyn Stevens
4) Alejandro Cruz defeated Bob Hamby in three falls
5) Gory Guerrero fought Nelson Royal to a no contest

Tuesday, December 4, 1962 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX – 2,500
1) Paul Harrison defeated Texas Tiger Romo
2) Mr. Kleen defeated Bob Hamby
3) Alejandro Cruz & Silento Rodriguez defeated Beatnik Rick & Ali Ali in three falls
4) The Masked Terror defeated Rito Romero via DQ in three falls

Tuesday, December 11, 1962 – Coliseum – El Paso, TX
1) Silento Rodriguez defeated Bob Hamby via judges’ decision
2) Mr. Kleen defeated Beatnik Rick
3) Jerry Kozak fought Alejandro Cruz to a draw
4) Gory Guerrero & Pancho defeated Nelson Royal & Jeeves in three falls
5) Rito Romero defeated The Masked Terror in two straight falls

Tuesday, December 18, 1962 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Eduardo Bonada fought Ray Valadez to a draw
2) Texas Tiger Romo defeated Jackal Hernando
3) Gory Guerrero & Alejandro Cruz defeated The Masked Terror & Bob Hamby in three falls
4) Mr. Kleen defeated The Mongol in three falls

Saturday, December 22, 1962 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Eduardo Bonada vs. Bob Hamby
2) Jerry Kozak vs. The Mongol
3) Mr. Kleen vs. The Masked Terror

Saturday, December 29, 1962 – Judging Arena – El Paso, TX
1) Eduardo Bonada vs. Manuel Muniz
2) The Mongol & Gypsy Biviano & Chivo de Ring vs. Gory Guerrero & Paul Harrison & Jimmy Ballard
3) Mr. Kleen vs. The Masked Terror



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