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 Posted: Fri Sep 20th, 2019 04:53 am
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Chitown Rich wrote: Tom Hankins posted this program on his site.

Spokane, WA

Intl. TV Champ Wilbur Snyder vs Bob Cummings
Bill Melby vs Danno Mc Donald
Chet Wallick vs Elmer Davis
Tor hagen vs Dimitri Kostas
Don Moore vs Steve Netry

Snyder listed to appear in LA n this date but doesn't show up in the results for Los Angeles that night. Thinking this must be the correct place where he was.

The card  listed at the start of the thread for the South Gate Arena in LA is slightly incorrect. The preview article in the LA Times states that "Snyder has promised to meet the winner" of the tournament. He wasn't wrestling there on 10/5/54.

Tuesday, October 5, 1954 - Interstate Fairgrounds, Spokane, Washington
Don Moore drew Steve Netry
Elmer Davis beat Chet Wallick
Thor Hagen beat Dmitri Kontos
Danno McDonald beat Bill Melby (2-1)
Wilbur Snyder beat Bob Cummings (30:00+) (2-0)

This was Snyder's first appearance in Spokane. He was promoted as an international television star in previews, but there was never ever mention of the title.

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