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This record book is a work in progress. Please do not copy and paste it into your files until I am finished. I am doing this to help out a friend that is working on a book about the life and times of Dick The Bruiser.


BIG CAMPUS HEAVYWEIGHTS CLASH IN HALF-TIME WRESTLING TONIGHT
(Nevada State Journal, Reno NV, Saturday, January 27, 1951)

Wrestling fans who have missed the grunt and groan sport locally are advised to travel to University of Nevada's gymnasium tonight where a heavyweight match between two young giants should be well worth watching.

Between halves of the Nevada-California Aggie basketball game, a 12-minute battle will be staged by two former state champions. Burly Bill Afflis, huge 248-pound athlete who formerly held the Indiana state heavyweight championship, will grapple with Wolfpack football fullback Buddy Brooks. The latter, a 218-pounder, is an ex-Minnesota AAU champion and more recently represented Reno YMCA in the Pacific AAU tournaments.

The match was announced by athletic director Joe Shecketski, who says the big fellows will tangle at professional rules, which permit speed and slam-bang action, rather than the less colorful collegiate style.

1/27/51 Reno, NV
Bill Afflis vs Buddy Brooks at half time of the University of Nevada vs California college basketball game

2/10/53 Reno, NV
Buddy Brooks beat Bill Afflis with a leg lock
Note: Those first two matches were exhibition bouts.

6/24/54 Reno, NV @ Moana Park
Leo Nomellini beat Bulldog Danny Plechas
1 Plechas pinned Nomellini in 13:30
2 Nomellini pinned Plechas as the 23 minute mark.
3 Nomellini pinned Plechas in at the 30 minute mark.
Bill Afflis beat Ramon Cernandes 2-0
1 Afflis pinned Cernandes in 12:00 after a series of shoulder blocks
2 Afflis pinned Cernandes at the 23 minute maek after a series of shoulder blocks
Referee Francis Lamkiewicz
Bomber Pat Hogan beat John Andresakis on a 2nd fall dq
1 Hogan pinned Andresakis in 8:30
2 Andresakis was dq'ed at the 12:30 mark of the 2nd fall when he failed to break a choke hold
Note: This match is generally believed to be Bruiser's pro wrestling debut

7/8/54 Reno, NV @ Moana Park
Ben Sharpe beat Pete Peterson 2/3
Bill Afflis beat Juan Humberto 2-0
Bomber Pat Hogan beat George Chadwick

7/22/54 Reno, NV @ Moana Park
Plechas must win two straight falls in 45 minutes
Bill Afflis beat Danny Plechas
1 Plechas beat Afflis in 14:30
2 Afflis pinned Plechas in 27:30
Since Plechas did not win two straight falls, Afflis won the match.
Bud Curtis beat Pedro Vargas (sub Larry Moquin)
George Chadwick beat Bomber Pat Hogan
Referee: Fran Lankiewicz
Note: This was said to be the third professional bout of Afflis. "I'll send that punk kid back to the Green Bay Packers, where he belongs," snarled Plechas, according to pre-match ballyhoo.

1/7/55 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada @ Civic Auditorium
Referee Frenchy Champagne
Bronko Nagurski & Johnny Kostas beat Sir Alan Garfield & Fred Atkins on a 3rd fall dq
1 Nagurski pinned Garfield after six body blocks
2 Atkins beat Nagurski
3 Atkins & Garfield were dq’ed
Jack Pesek beat Jack Witzig via pin in 24:40
Nick Roberts drew Gregory Jarque 30:00
Dick Afflis beat Stan Mayslack via pin in 12:40

1/8/55 Duluth, MN
Bronko Nagurski & Bruiser Afflis (sub Karl Karlson) beat Sir Alan Garfield & Firpo Zbyszko
Jack Pesek beat Stan Mayslack
Referee: Joe Valento
att: 600

1/11/55 Minneapolis, MN
Fred Atkins beat Sir Allen Garfield via pin after a pile driver in 7:38
Women's Champion June Byers beat Penny Banner 20:10
Hans Schnabel drew Jack Pesek 30:00
Bruiser Afflis beat Firpo Zbyszko via pin in 14:03
Att: 2,315

2/4/55 Duluth, MN
Butch Levy & Bruiser Afflis beat Hard Boiled Haggerty & Stan Mayslack (sub Firpo Zbyszko)
Nick Roberts beat Lou Newman dq
Referee: Sam Gallop
att: 200, storm

2/7/55 Austin, MN @ National Guard Armory
Fred Atkins beat Karl Karlson in 18:45
Butch Levy beat Nick Roberts in 17:04
Dick Afflis beat Gregory Jarque in 13:12

2/14/55 Bismarck, ND @ World War Memorial Building
Guy LaRose & Jack Pesek beat Hard Boiled Haggerty & Pedro Godoy 2/3
Gregory Jarque beat Dick Afflis
Guy LaRose beat Pedro Godoy

2/14/55 Winona, MN @ Red Men's Club
scheduled line up
Hard Boiled Haggerty & Johnny Moochy vs Jack Pesek & Johnny Kostas 2/3 60:00
Nick Roberts vs Bruiser Afflis

2/14/55 Winona, MN @ Red Men's Club
actual results
Firpo Zbyszko & Fred Atkins beat Johnny Kostas & Karl Karlsson 2-0
1 Karlsson submitted in 20:00
2 Karlsoon submitted
Nick Roberts beat Stan Mayslack by submission with an abdominal stretch in 20:00
Att: "slim crowd"
Notes: The promoters later apologized for all the substitutions in the Winona Daily News. Bruiser wrestled in Bismarck, ND that night.

2/15/55 Minneapolis, MN
Verne Gagne beat Fred Atkins dq 19:29
Guy LaRose beat Joe Dusek via pin in 21:19
Johnny Kostas beat Pedro Godoy via pin in 16:03
Brusier Afflis beat Gregory Jarque via pin in 13:57
Att: 3,396

2/18/55 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada @ Civic Auditorium
Hard Boiled Haggerty & Fred Atkins beat Wladek Kowalski & Dick Raines 2/3
1 Haggerty beat Raines
2 Kowalski pinned Atkins
3 Atkins pinned Kowalski after a piledriver
Referee Bill Kuusisto
Dick Afflis drew Guy LaRose 15:00 (Note: Match was made to fill time, as Kowalski and Raines arrived late)
Jack Pesek beat Pedro Godoy dq
Dick Afflis beat Gregory Jarque in 18:10 by submission with an abdominal stretch
Guy LaRose beat Nick Roberts in 27:00
Att: “close to 4,000 fans”

2/19/55 St. Paul, MN @ Armory
Hard Boiled Haggerty beat Wladek Kowalski via pin in 19:56
"Dirty" Dick Raines beat Pedro Godoy via pin in 14:45
Guy LaRose beat Dick Afflis dq 20:44
Jack Pesek drew Gregory Jarque 30:00
Att: 2,040

2/23/55 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada @ Civic Auditorium
Referee Bill Kuusisto
Bronko Nagurski & Leo Nomellini & Dick Raines beat Fred Atkins & Jim Wright & Hard Boiled Haggerty 2/3
1 Raines beat Atkins in 15:00
2 Atkins pinned Raines in 6:00
3 Nagurski pinned Wright
Gregory Jarque beat Firpo Zbyszko in 18:00
Dick Afflis beat Nick Roberts by submission in 22:25
Referee Harold Nelson
Dick Raines beat Jim Wright dq in 15:00

2/26/55 St. Paul, MN @ Armory
Leo Nomellini beat Hard Boiled Haggerty dq 23:04
Johnny Kostas beat Pedro Godoy via pin in 20:44
Ilio DiPaolo (twin cities debut) beat Johnny Moochy via pin in 17:48
Dick Afflis beat Son of Ali Baba 13:32
Att: 2,129

3/4/55 Wabasha, MN @ St. Felix Gym
Hard Boiled Haggerty vs Ilio DiPaulo 60:00
Pedro Godoy vs Karl Karlsson
Greg Jarque vs Bruiser Afflis

3/5/55 St. Paul, MN @ Armory
Kinji Shibuya beat Dick Raines via pin after throwing salt in Raines eyes in 25:45
Fred Atkins beat Steve McGill via pin in 9:55
Ilio DiPaolo beat Firpo Zbyszko via pin after an airplane spin in 12:08
"Bruiser" Dick Afflis drew Guy LaRose 30:00
Att: 2,003

3/8/55 Minneapolis, MN
Fred Atkins beat Hard Boiled Haggerty dq
Kinji Shibuya beat Gregory Jarque
Ilio DiPaolo beat Pedro Godoy
Johnny Kostas beat Don Cortez
Ali Baba drew Bruiser Afflis 30:00
Att: 3,157

3/11/55 Duluth, MN
Fred Atkins & Red Menace beat Hard Boiled Haggerty & Butch Levy dq
John Kostas beat Johnny Moochy (sub Bruiser Afflis)
Referee: Joe Valento
att: 500

3/14/55 Winona, MN @ Red Men's Club
Referee Bill Kuusisto
Hard Boiled Haggerty & Dick Bruiser Afflis beat Karl Karlsson & Arne Skaaland 2/3
1 Skaaland pinned Afflis in 9:10
2 Afflis pinned Skaaland in 14:50
3 Haggerty pinned Karlsson in 9:40
Kinji Shibuya beat Greg Jarque via pin in 27:10 after a judo punch
Att: "216 paid admissions"

3/19/55 St. Paul, MN @ Armory
Bronko Nagurski beat Hard Boiled Haggerty dq
Ilio DiPaolo beat Polo Cordova
Guy LaRose beat Dick Raines dq
Bruiser Dick Afflis drew Arne Skaaland 30:00
Att: 2,117
Note: Arne Skaaland aka Arnold Skaaland of W(WWF) fame. He managed Bob Backlund after being an office worker and undercard performer for several years.

4/1/55 Duluth, MN
Paul Baillargeon beat Dick Raines
Nell Stewart beat Kathy Branch
John Kostas beat Son of Ali Baba (sub Bruiser Afflis)
Referee: Joe Snyder
Note: As you can see below, Bruiser wrestled in Winnipeg that night.

4/1/55 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada @ Civic Auditorium
Referee Frenchy Champagne
Bronko Nagurski & Ilio DiPaolo beat Fred Atkins & Kinji Shibuya 2/3
1 Atkins pinned Nagurski
2 Atkins & Shibuya were dq’ed
3 Nagurski pinned Atkins
Dick Afflis (sub Ali Baba Jr) beat Arnold Skaaland by submission with an abdominal stretch
Gregory Jarque beat Polo Cordova (sub Pedro Godoy) via pin in 22:25
Guy LaRose beat Karl Karlson (sub Johnny Moochy) in 18:20
Att: “Close to a packed house”

4/4/55 Winona, MN @ Red Men's Club
Paul Baillargeon beat Kubla Khan via pin in 17:10
Referee Karl Karlsson
Dick Bruiser Afflis drew Greg Jarque 30:00
Ramona Waukazo beat Delores DeWitt via pin in 11:00
Att: "estimated 350 fans"

4/5/55 Minneapolis, MN
Verne Gagne beat Ilio DiPaolo
Roy McClarty beat Bruiser Afflis
Fred Atkins beat Polo Cordova
Kubla Khan beat Arne Skaaland
Att: 3,214

4/12/55 Minneapolis, MN
Verne Gagne drew Pat O'Connor 60:00
Paul Baillargeon beat Bruiser Afflis
Joe Pazandak beat Red Bastien
Johnny Kostas beat Gregory Jarque
Kubla Khan beat Polo Cordova
Att: 2,397

4/15/55 Duluth, MN
Ilio DiPaolo & John Kostas (sub Guy Larose) beat Bruiser Afflis & Fred Atkins dq
Red Bastien (sub Gregory Jarque) beat Polo Cordova
Referee: Joe Valento

4/19/55 Minneapolis, MN
Paul Baillargeon beat Gorgeous George 13:44
Kinji Shibuya beat Polo Cordova via pin in 14:34
Fred Atkins beat Gregory Jarque via pin in 8:33
Ilio DiPaolo beat Bruiser Afflis via pin in 26:54
Kubla Khan beat Al Warshawsky
Att: 2,726

4/29/55 Duluth, MN
Ilio DiPaolo & Paul Baillargeon beat Kinji Shibuya & Kubla Khan
Butch Levy beat Bruiser Afflis

4/30/55 St. Paul, MN @ Armory
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Hard Boiled Haggerty dq 27:49
Ilio DiPaolo beat Kubla Khan
Fred Atkins beat Karl Karlson
Johnny Kostas drew Dick Afflis 30:00
Att: 3,379

5/5/55 Mankato, MN
Kinji Shibuya & Joe Pazandak beat Ilio DiPaolo & Johnny Kostas
Guy LaRose beat Dick Bruiser Afflis dq
referee Bill Kuusisto

5/17/55 Minneapolis, MN
Paul Baillargeon & Ilio DiPaolo beat Fred Atkins & Kinji Shibuya 2-0
Ike Eakins beat Guy LaRose
Bruiser Afflis beat Gregory Jarque
Ray Jennings beat Polo Cordova
Att: 2,889

5/19/55 Mankato, MN
Primo Carnera & Ilio DiPaolo beat Joe Pazandak & Ike Eakins
Dick Bruiser Afflis beat George Bruckman

6/4/55 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Arena
Dick Afflis vs Pat O'Connor 2/3 60:00
Mighty Atlas vs Jack Bauer 2/3 11:10 curfew
Don Leo Jonathan vs Ray Jennings 60:00
Angelo Poffo vs Stan Kolski 30:00
Johnny Gilbert vs Bud Fisher 30:00
Mitch Lassen vs Zach Malkov 30:00
Note: Possibly Bruiser's Chicago debut.

6/7/55 Minneapolis, MN
Verne Gagne beat Ike Eakins dq
Kinji Shibuya beat Swedish Angel
Ilio DiPaolo beat Johnny Kostas
Jack Pesek drew Bruiser Afflis 30:00
Red Bastien drew Pedro Escabar 30:00
Att: 4,012

6/10/55 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Argentina Rocca & Roy McClarty beat Don Leo Jonathan & Hans Schnabel
Dick Afflis beat Ivan Rasputin
Billy Darnell beat Hans Hermann
Len Rossi drew Great Yamato
Angelo Poffo beat Bud Fisher

6/14/55 Minneapolis, MN
Referee Bronko Nagurski
Verne Gagne beat Ike Eakins
Kinji Shibuya beat Jack Pesek
Ilio DiPaolo beat Guy LaRose
Joe Pazandak beat Swedish Angel
Bruiser Afflis drew Pedro Escabar 30:00
Att: 6,217

6/21/55 Minneapolis, MN
Leo Nomellini & Bronko Nagurski beat Kinji Shibuya & Ike Eakins 2/3
Red Bastien beat Pedro Escobar
Bruiser Afflis beat Guy LaRose
Ilio DiPaolo beat Jack Pesek
Att: 5,942

6/22/55 Duluth, MN
Leo Nomellini & Ilio DiPaolo beat Joe Pazandak & Kinji Shibuya
Jack Pesek drew Bruiser Afflis (sub Pedro Escobar)
Referees: Bill Kuusisto and Ike Eakins

6/28/55 Minneapolis, MN
Butch Levy & Leo Nomellini beat Kinji Shibuya & Ike Eakins
Ilio DiPaolo beat King Toby
Johnny Kostas drew Bruiser Afflis 30:00
Red Bastien beat Al Warshawsky
Att: 7,200

6/29/55 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada @ Civic Auditorium
Bronko Nagurski & Leo Nomellini & Ilio DiPaolo beat Joe Pazandak & Kinji Shibuya & Stan Kowalski 2/3
1 Pazandak pinned Nomellini in 10:00
2 Nomellini pinned Pazandak in 12:30
3 DiPaolo pinned Kowalski in 9:20 after a “couple of drop kicks”
Dick Bruiser Afflis drew Jack Pesek 45:00
John Kostas beat Ike Eakins dq in 19:15 when Eakins kicked referee Frenchy Champagne in the face.
Referee Harold Nelson
Ilio DiPaolo beat Joe Pazandak dq in 17:10
Att: “Crowd of 2,000”
Note: According to the Winnipeg Free Press, “Champagne wound up taking three stitches for a cut around the eye” courtesy of Eakins.

7/1/55 Round Lake Park, IL @ Lake County Stadium
Dick The Bruiser vs Angelo Poffo

7/2/55 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Gardens
Whitey Whittler beat Don Leo Jonathan 2/3
Dick the Bruiser beat Roy Rogers
Len Rossi & Rey Urbano drew Mitsu Arakawa & Great Yamato
Angelo Poffo beat Bud Fisher
Jack Bauer beat Don Cortez
promoter: Fred Kohler

7/7/55 Milwaukee, WI @ South Side Armory
advertised lineup
Dick Afflis vs Hans Hermann
Juan Hernandez vs Zack Malkov
Len Rossi vs Whitey Whittler

7/7/55 Milwaukee, WI @ South Side Armory
Dick Afflis & Zack Malkov beat Len Rossi & Juan Hernandez 2/3
Note: Only result listed.

7/9/55 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Gardens
Dick the Bruiser beat Hans Hermann in 1:35
Roy McClarty & Pat O’Connor beat Rudy Kay & Zack Malkov 2-0
1 Roy McClarty & Pat O’Connor won in 18:42
2 Roy McClarty & Pat O’Connor won in 6:48
Karl Gray drew Great Yamato
Mitsu Arakawa beat Juan Hernandez
Jack Bauer drew Rey Urbano
promoter: Fred Kohler

7/15/55 Angola, IN @ Buck Lake Ranch
Dick the Bruiser vs Rudy Kay
Pattie Neff vs China Mira
Mitsu Arakawa & Tor Yamato vs Zack Malkov & Carl Gray

7/16/55 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Gardens
Verne Gagne vs Whitey Whittler 2/3
Dick The Bruiser Afflis vs Carlos Freeman
Angelo Poffo vs Wally Steele
Sheik of Araby vs Dale Patrick

7/21/55 Madison, WI @ Breese Stevens Field
Verne Gagne beat Mighty Atlas dq
Len Rossi & Jack Allen beat Karl Gray & Zack Malkov
Dick (the Bruiser) Afflis beat Rudy Kay

7/23/55 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
Hans Schmidt & Don Leo Jonathan beat Verne Gagne & Pat O'Connor
Dick Afflis beat Jack Bauer
Mary Jane Mull beat Dot Dotson
Angelo Poffo beat Len Rossi
att: 3,150

7/28/55 Milwaukee, WI @ South Side Armory
Angelo Poffo beat Cowboy Carlson
Sheik of Araby beat Karl Gray
Dick Afflis beat Len Rossi

Note from George Lentz: Reggie Lisowski likely had two matches with Bruiser Afflis in Hammond, Indiana likely in July. The First bout ended in a no contest. Lisowski was disqualified in the second match.

8/1/55 Valparaiso, IN @ Porter County Fairgrounds
Referee Tony Capuzzi
Angelo Poffo beat Dick "The Bruiser" Afflis 2/3
Len Rossi & Jack Bauer beat Benito Gardini & Rudy Kay
Rose Roman beat Ramona TeSelle 2/3
Att: 1,000
Promoter: John Zawadski
Referee Tony Capuzzi

8/4/55 Madison, WI @ Breese Stevens Field
Dick (the Bruiser) Afflis beat Juan Hernandez 2-0
Carl Engstrom drew Len Rossi
Rose Roman & Ada Ash beat Ramona TeSelle & Shirley Strimple 2/3
Att: 3,000

8/11/55 Milwaukee, WI @ South Side Armory
Dick Afflis beat Cowboy Carlson 2/3
Rose Roman beat Lorraine Johnson
Carl Engstrom drew Rudy Kay

8/12/55 Angola, IN @ Buck Lake Ranch
Hans Schmidt vs Reggie Lisowski
The Sheik of Araby vs Dick the Bruiser
Luis Martinez & Rey Urbano vs Mitsu Arakawa & Zack Malkov
Note: Possibly the first match between Bruiser and Sheik.

8/18/55 Madison, WI @ Breese Stevens Field
Dick the Bruiser dcor Hans Schmidt in 3rd fall
Referee: Einar Olsen
(It took promoter Jimmy Demetral and 4 police officers to separate Bruiser and Schmidt)
Billy Goelz & Len Rossi beat Mitsu Arakawa & Benito Gardini 2/3
1 Mitsu Arakawa & Benito Gardini won
2 Billy Goelz & Len Rossi won
3 Billy Goelz & Len Rossi won
Jack Bauer beat Luis Martinez
Ring “master” was Lee Rothman.

8/20/55 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
advertised card
Verne Gagne vs Hans Schmidt
June Byers vs Betty Branch
Rudy Kay vs Dick (The Bruiser) Afflis
Carl Engstrom vs Angelo Poffo
Jack Allen vs Rey Urbano

8/20/55 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
listed results
Referee Fred Nichols
US TV Champion Verne Gagne beat Hans Schmidt dq
1 Gagne beat Schmidt with a sleeper hold
2 Schmidt beat Gagne with a Indian Death Lock
3 Schmidt was dq'ed when Dick Afflis attack Gagne
June Byers beat Betty Branch via pin with a Byers' Bridge
Dick Afflis & Angelo Poffo beat Carl Engstrom & Rudy Kay
Jack Allen beat Rey Urbano with a "short arm scissors"
att: "2,915 fans"

8/25/55 Milwaukee, WI @ South Side Armory
Angelo Poffo beat Jack Allen
Dick Afflis beat Jack Bauer
Luis Martinez beat Bozo Brown

9/1/55 Toledo, OH @ Sports Arena
Dick (Bruiser) Afflis defeated Hans Schmidt 2-0, 1st fall by dq
1 Schmidt was dq'ed in 10:00
2 Schmidt was driven through the ropes with a piledriver and made a motion of surrender according to referee Paul Orth
Ray Stevens beat Bill Savage 2/3
1 Stevens beat Savage
2 Savage beat Stevens
3 Stevens beat Savage
Don Kalt drew Billy Fox when the 60 minute time limit expired in the 3rd fall
Promoter: Cliff Maupin
Notes: Probably Bruiser's Toledo debut, Don Kalt real name of Don Fargo

9/2/55 Angola, IN @ Buck Lake Ranch
Roy McClarity vs Dick the Bruiser
The Sheik & Rudy Kay vs Benito Gardini & Mitsu Arakawa
Bud Fisher vs Johnny Gilbert

9/3/55 Buchanan, MI @ Memorial Field
Sheik of Araby vs Jim Hady
Dick Bruiser Afflis vs Rudy Kay
Little Beaver & Brown Panther vs Otto Bowman & Dutch Schultz

9/8/55 Toledo, OH @ Sports Arena
Verne Gagne beat Dick (Bruiser) Afflis 2/3
1 Gagne beat Bruiser
2 Bruiser beat Gagne
3 Gagne beat Bruiser
Ray Stevens & Don Kalt beat Bill Savage & Bull Montana 2/3
Billy Red Lyons beat Jim LaRock
Promoter: Cliff Maupin
Note: Bruiser was also booked in Madison, Wisconsin that night. He must have no showed the card

9/9/55 Angola, IN @ Buck Lake Ranch
Verne Gagne vs Dick the Bruiser
Gypsy Joe & Benito Gardini vs Jerry Woods & Jack Allen
Angelo Poffo vs Rudy Kay
Chuck Carpenter beat Pete Bartu

9/20/55 Indianapolis, IN @ The Armory
Hans Schmidt vs Jack Allen 2/3 90:00
Sheik of Araby vs Mighty Atlas 30:00
Dick The Bruiser Afflis vs Jack Bauer 30:00

9/22/55 Madison, WI @ Breese Stevens Field
Dick the Bruiser beat Hans Schmidt on a 3rd fall dq
1 Bruiser by submission in 20:30
2 Schmidt by submission in 14:00
3 Schmidt hit Bruiser with a chair and also hit referee Ned Taylor for the dq
Pee Wee James beat Fuzzy Cupid
Rey Urbano & Jack Allen beat The Sheik of Araby & Al Warshawsky
Final outdoor card of the season.

9/23/55 Gary, IN @ Armory
Return Grudge Match
Dick The Bruiser vs Reggie Lisowski
Gypsy Joe vs Mario DeSouza
Benito Gardini vs Len Rossi
Tag Team Match
Lord Littlebrook vs Pee Wee James
Note: Taken from the Reggie "The Crusher" Lisowski Record Book published by George Lentz. I found the complete card.

9/24/55 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
US Champion Verne Gagne drew Dick Afflis when the 60 minute time limit expired in the 3rd fall
1 Bruiser beat Gagne with a backbreaker, upside down bear hug
2 Gagne beat Bruiser with a sleeper hold
3 The 60 minute time limit expired before either man could score another fall
Hans Schmidt beat Sheik of Araby (sub Chest Bernard)
Roy McClarty & Yukon Eric beat Reggie Lisowski & Angelo Poffo after Poffo walked out on Lisowski
Hans Schmidt beat Sheik of Araby
Ada Ash beat Lorraine Johnson
Promoter: John Helm
att: "turnaway crowd of 6,092"

9/30/55 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Arena
United States TV Champion Verne Gagne beat The Sheik of Araby 2/3
1 Sheik beat Gagne in 16:52
2 Gagne beat Sheik with a sleeperhold in 5:36
3 Gagne beat Sheik in 9:25
Roy McClarty beat Dick the Bruiser in 24:10
Mighty Atlas beat Rey Urbano in 15:42
Reggie Lisowski & Angelo Poffo beat Benito Gardini & Rudy Kay 2/3
promoter: Fred Kohler
Att: 1,556 fans, gate: $5,546

10/1/55 Akron, IN @ Akron High School Gymnasium
Dick The Bruiser Afflis vs Portuguese Champion Mario DeSouza 2/3 60:00
Rey Urbano vs Len Rossi 2/3 60:00
Maurice Roberre vs Pete Bartu 30:00

10/4/55 Indianapolis, IN @ The Armory
Dick The Bruiser Afflis beat Reggie Lisowski 2/3
1 Lisowski beat Bruiser in 20:00 with a full nelson
2 Bruiser beat Lisowski in 10:00 with a backbreaker
3 Bruiser beat Lisowski in 12:00
John Arjon drew Mitch Lassen 30:00
Mighty Atlas beat Maurice Roberre 17:00
promoter: Dick Patton
corporation: Indiana Wrestling, Inc.
Notes: Lassen was said to be from Chicago and making his local debut. Arjon was from Des Moines. Tickets were on sale at the Claypool Hotel.

10/6/55 Milwaukee, WI @ South Side Armory
Dick Afflis beat Mario DeSousa 2/3
Jack Allen beat Rey Urbano 2-0, both by pin
Jon Arjon beat Zack Malkov dq

10/9/55 Fond Du Lac, WI @ Cow Palace
Dick The Bruiser dcor Angelo Poffo

10/11/55 Indianapolis, IN @ The Armory
Dick The Bruiser Afflis beat Mighty Atlas 2/3
1 Bruiser beat Atlas in 8:00
2 Atlas beat Bruiser in 6:00
3 Bruiser beat Atlas in 4:00
Shirley Strimple beat Cora Combs 2/3
1 Combs beat Strimple in 10:00
2 Strimple beat Combs in 9:00 with a sleeperhold
3 Strimple beat Combs in 6:00
Gypsy Joe beat Mitch Lassen in 18:00
promoter: Dick Patton
referee: Connie Marker
Att: 3,200 fans
Note: The woman’s match was the first ever of its kind at the Indianapolis Armory.

10/15/55 Elkhorn, WI @ National Guard Armory
Angelo Poffo & Gypsy Joe beat Billy Goelz & Len Rossi 2/3
Dick the Bruiser beat Maurice Roberre 2/3
Att: 400.

10/17/55 Owensboro, KY
10-round fight with gloves
Gypsy Joe beat Dick Beyer
Dick the Bruiser beat Maurice Roberre
Leslie Jamerson beat Karl Von Stuck

10/18/55 Indianapolis, IN @ The Armory
Dick The Bruiser Afflis dcor Roy McClarity in 3rd fall
1 McClarity beat Bruiser in 25:00 with a sleeperhold
2 Bruiser beat McClarity in 10:00
3 both men were counted out of the ring
Dick Beyer beat Maurice Roberre in 16:00
Len Rossi beat Gypsy Joe dq in 20:00
promoter: Dick Patton
referee: Harry Burris

10/20/55 Milwaukee, WI @ South Side Armory
Dick (The Bruiser) Afflis beat Jack Allen 1-0 utc
1 Afflis beat Allen
2 Allen was unable to answer the bell for the 2nd fall
Bearcat Wright beat Zack Malkov 2-0
Billy Goelz drew Jerry Woods

10/22/55 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Arena
Dick the Bruiser vs Dick Beyer 2/3
Seymour Koenig vs Johnny Fise
Cora Combs vs Rose Roman
Reggie Lisowski & Gypsy Joe vs Midwest Tag Team Champions Jerry Woods & Jack Allen
Len Rossi vs Jon Arjon
Johnny Kace vs Duke Demitri

10/24/55 Owensboro, KY
Dick the Bruiser vs Gypsy Joe
Len Rossi vs Zack Malkov
Mike Sipich vs Karl Von Stuck

10/25/55 Indianapolis, IN @ The Armory
Dick Beyer & Reggie Lisowski beat Dick The Bruiser Afflis & Rudy Kay 2/3
1 Bruiser pinned Beyer in 24:00
2 Lisowski pinned Kay in 6:00
3 Beyer pinned Kay in 5:00
Gypsy Joe beat Farmer Don Marlin 2/3
1 Joe beat Marlin in 18:00 with a neckbreaker
2 Marlin beat Joe 7:00
3 Joe beat Marlin in 6:00
promoter: Dick Patton

10/26/55 Madison, WI @ Dane County Fairgrounds Arena
US Champion Verne Gagne beat Dick the Bruiser on a 3rd fall COR
1 Bruiser beat Gagne with an  “upside down hold.”
2 Gagne beat Bruiser with a sleeper hold
3 Bruiser was counted out of the ring
Jerry Woods & Jack Allen beat Gypsy Joe & Zack Malkov 2/3
1 Gypsy Joe & Zack Malkov won
2 Jerry Woods & Jack Allen won
3 Jerry Woods & Jack Allen won
Mario DeSouza beat Maurice Roberre via pin

10/28/55 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Don Leo Jonathan 2-0
1 Thesz beat Don Leo in 16:10
2 Thesz beat Don Leo in 3:40
US Television Champion Verne Gagne beat Dick "Bruiser" Afflis 2/3
1 Bruiser beat Gagne with a backbreaker in 13:35
2 Gagne beat Bruiser with a sleeper hold in 8:12
3 Gagne pinned Bruiser in 6:42
Rose Roman & Lorraine Johnson beat Ramona TeSelle & Shirley Strimple
Sheik of Araby beat Roy McClarty
Angelo Poffo beat Maurice Roberre
Att: 6,349, Gate: $14,864.12
promoter: Fred Kohler

10/29/55 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Hans Schmidt on a 3rd fall COR
1 Thesz pinned Schmidt
2 Schmidt beat Thesz
3 Schmidt was counted out of the ring
Referee Ned Taylor
Angelo Poffo beat US Champion Verne Gagne on a 3rd fall dq
1 Poffo pinned Gagne
2 Gagne beat Poffo with a sleeper hold
3 Gagne was dq'ed for ripping referee Taylor's shirt
Dick The Bruiser Afflis beat Don Leo Jonathan via pin
Reggie Lisowski & Mighty Atlas beat Bearcat Wright & Roy McClarty
Promoter: John Helm
att: "the crowd of 11,188 was the second largest ever to witness a mat presentation in Milwaukee"

10/31/55 Fort Wayne, IN @ Memorial Coliseum
Verne Gagne beat Roy McClarity
Lorraine Johnson & Rose Roman beat Shirley Strimple & Ramona TeSelle
Dick the Bruiser (sub Bearcat Wright) beat Reggie Lisowski
Note: Possibly Bruiser's Fort Wayne debut

11/2/55 Sheboygan, WI @ The Playdium
Dick The Bruiser Afflis vs Angelo Poffo
Billy Goelz vs Benito Gardini
Len Rossi vs Jon Arjon

11/3/55 Beloit, WI @ Armory
US Champion Verne Gagne beat Dick the Bruiser 2/3
Jerry Woods & Jack Allen beat Duke Demetri & Zack Malkov
Len Rossi beat Mario DeSousa
Att: nearly 1,000
Note: Bruiser did not wrestle in Milwaukee that night.

11/4/55 Benton Harbor, MI @ Armory
Dick Afflis beat Gypsy Joe in 21:00 when Mrs. Gypsy Joe asked the referee to stop the match
Little Beaver beat Tiny Roe
Reggie Lisowski & Benito Gardini beat Buddy Hack & Maurice Roberre (sub Jack Bauer)
Dave Moore drew Bob Nagle

11/5/55 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Arena
Dick the Bruiser beat Mario DeSouza 2-0
1 Bruiser beat DeSouza in 18:35.
2 Bruiser beat DeSouza with an armlock in  2:35
Gypsy Joe beat Jim Siksay
Ethel Brown beat Ramona Waukazo
Jerry Woods & Jack Allen beat Billy Goelz & Len Rossi
Rudy Kay drew Bronko Lubich
Dick Beyer drew Johnny Gilbert

11/7/55 Owensboro, KY
Dick the Bruiser vs Benito Gardini
Dick Beyer vs Dick Dunn
Prince Emir vs Larry Jamerson

11/8/55 Indianapolis, IN @ The Armory
Hans Schmidt beat Dick The Bruiser Afflis on a 3rd fall COR
1 Schmidt beat Bruiser in 14:00 with a backbreaker
2 Bruiser beat Schmidt in 6:00 with an upside down bearhug
3 Bruiser was counted out of the ring in 7:00
Johnny Gilbert beat Jimmy Siksay 17:00
Tito Infante & Tiny Tim beat Ivan the Terrible & Sky Low Low 2/3
promoter: Dick Patton
Notes: Schmidt gave Dick Afflis his first local loss. Gilbert was from Toledo and Siksay from Detroit. It was said to be Indian Lake Country Club night, with “100 members on hand to occupy a special section of ringside seats.”

11/9/55 Fond Du Lac WI @ Cow Palace
Dick the Bruiser dcor Angelo Poffo in 3rd fall
Tiny Tim & Tito Infante beat Sky Low Low & Ivan the Terrible
Jim Siskay vs Jack Allen
Att: Near capacity

11/10/55 Milwaukee, WI @ South Side Armory
Referee Bill Fredericks
Dick Afflis dcor Mighty Atlas in 3rd fall
Lorraine Johnson beat Ramona Waukazo 2/3
Seymour Koenig beat Benito Gardini via pin

11/16/55 Sheboygan, WI @ The Playdium
Dick The Bruiser Afflis beat Angelo Poffo on a 3rd fall COR
1 Poffo beat Bruiser with an Italian neckbreaker
2 Bruiser beat Poffo
3 Poffo was counted out of the ring after Bruiser body slammed Angelo on the Playdium floor.
Ada Ash beat Lorraine Johnson in 14:00
Jerry Woods & Jack Allen beat Dick Beyer & Bronco Lubich 2/3

11/17/55 Chicago, IL @ Trianon Arena
Televised on WGN
Dick the Bruiser vs Dick Beyer
Rose Roman vs Ramona Waukazo
Angelo Poffo vs Jon Arjon
Ned Taylor vs Tex McGinnis
Commentator: Harry Creighton

11/18/55 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Verne Gagne beat Hans Schmidt 2/3
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Sheik of Araby 2-0
Reggie Lisowski beat Dick Afflis COR
Roy McClarty & Seymour Koenig beat Angelo Poffo & Mighty Atlas 2/3
Ada Ash beat Lorraine Johnson
att: 4,327 fans, gate: $10,052.40
promoter: Fred Kohler
Note: Bruiser missed a flying tackle during the match and smacked his head on the cement floor, necessitating 15 stitches; he reportedly missed a match with Thesz the next night in Milwaukee because of the wound.

11/19/55 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Reggie Lisowski (sub Dick Afflis)
No Referee, Victory by submission only
Verne Gagne beat Angelo Poffo on a 3rd fall COR when Poffo fled to the locker room
Hans Schmidt & Sheik of Araby beat Roy McClarty & Carl Engstrom
Lorraine Johnson beat Shirley Strimple
att: 8,578
Note: Bruiser paraded around the Arena during the main event. There's more info about this match on KM. I'll have to dig it up.

11/21/55 Owensboro, KY
Reggie Lisowski beat Dick Beyer (sub Dick the Bruiser)
Prince Emir (sub Jameson) beat Don Martin
Mr. E. beat Bill Jones

11/23/55 Sheboygan, WI @ The Playdium
Dick "The Bruiser Afflis beat Sheik of Araby
1 Sheik beat Bruiser
2 Sheik left the ring and the building losing the match in the process
Australian Tag Team Champions Jerry Woods & Jack Allen beat Zack Malkov & Rudy Kay 2/3
1 Zack Malkov & Rudy Kay won
2 Jerry Woods & Jack Allen won
3 Jerry Woods & Jack Allen won
Shirley Strimple beat Ramona Waukazo
Att: "good crowd"

11/24/55 Chicago, IL @ Trianon Arena
Televised on WGN
Art Bull (sub Dick the Bruiser) vs Angelo Poffo
The Sheik of Araby vs Mitch Lassen

11/30/55 Sheboygan, WI @ The Playdium
Dick The Bruiser Afflis beat Sheik of Araby on a 3rd fall COR
Seymour Koenig beat Zack "Killer" Markov 2-0
Jerry Woods beat Mario DeSouza

12/1/55 Beloit, WI @ Armory
Dick the Bruiser vs Angelo Poffo
Jack Allen & Jerry Woods vs Rudy Kay & Benito Gardini
Bronko Lubich vs Pete Bartu

12/3/55 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Gardens
Dick the Bruiser beat Aldo Bogni 2-0
1 Bruiser beat Bogni with a headlock
2 Bruiser beat Bogni in 30 seconds
Reggie Lisowski beat Bobby Watts in 6:25
Carol Cook beat Millie Stafford in 10:03
Jack Allen & Jerry Woods beat Zack Malkov & Rudy Kay 2/3
Dick Beyer beat Tony Ross dq
Jon Arjon drew Bronko Lubich 30:00

12/5/55 Green Bay, WI @ Labor Temple
Bruiser Afflis beat Reggie Lisowski on a 3rd fall COR
1 Lisowski beat Bruiser with a full nelson in 9:45
2 Bruiser beat Lisowski with an "upside down bear hug" in 4:50
3 Lisowski was counted out of the ring
Midwest Junior Heavyweight Champion Gypsy Joe beat Jon Arjon 2-0
1 Joe pinned Arjon in 19:55 after a series of body slams
2 Joe beat Arjon with a neckbreaker in 11:30
Seymour Koenig beat Benito Gardini with a cobra twist in 14:13

12/8/55 Beloit, WI @ Armory
Roy McClarty beat Dick the Bruiser
Ada Ash beat Ramona Waukazo via pin
Mario DeSousa beat Roy Rogers (sub Bronko Lubich)

12/9/55 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Verne Gagne beat Angelo Poffo
Hans Schmidt beat Seymour Koenig
Roy McClarty & Shirley Strimple beat Mario De Souza & Lorraine Johnson
Dick the Bruiser beat Reggie Lisowski
Sheik of Araby beat Jerry Woods
Att: 3,532, Gate: $8,110.21
promoter: Fred Kohler

12/10/55 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
Two Referees
Dick Afflis & Hans Schmidt beat Verne Gagne & Roy McClarty 2/3
1 Schmidt pinned Gagne
2 Gagne beat Schmidt with a sleeper hold
3 Afflis beat McClarty
Mighty Atlas beat Gypsy Joe
Lorraine Johnson beat Ramona TeSelle
Sheik of Araby beat Seymour Koenig
Promoter: Johnny Helm
att: 4,101, gate: $7,427.20

12/14/55 Madison, WI @ Dane County Fairgrounds Arena
Empty Stocking Fund Benefit
The Sheik beat Dick the Bruiser 2/3
Gyspy Joe & Angelo Poffo (sub Reggie Lisowski) beat Dick Beyer & Bronko Lubich
Ada Ash beat Rose Roman
Att: Near Capacity
Note: Bruiser had Sheik beat while the referee was injured. When he tried to help the ref, Sheik recovered and won the match.

12/16/55 Watertown, WI @ Turner Hall
Dick The Bruiser dcor Angelo Poffo

12/22/55 Milwaukee, WI @ South Side Armory
Jerry Woods & Jack Allen vs Billy Goelz & Bronko Lubich
Dick Afflis vs Benito Gardini
Lorraine Johnson vs Rose Roman

12/24/55 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Gardens
Dick the Bruiser beat Art Bull 2-0
Bronko Lubich beat Tony Ross
Jerry Woods drew with Jon Arjon
Lou Papineau beat Zack Malkov
Seymour Koenig beat Duke Demetri
Angelo Poffo beat Jim Hady

12/26/55 Green Bay, WI @ Labor Temple
Dick the Bruiser beat Jack Allen (Final bout of 6-Man Battle Royal that opened the card and determined the night's bouts)
1 Bruiser beat Allen with a backbreaker in 20:45
2 Allen's head gashed; the referee stopped the match.
Seymour Koenig beat Zack Malkov with a cobra twist
Bronko Lubich beat Reggie Lisowski dq in 17:30
6-Man Battle Royal
Order of elimination: Lubich and Lisowski were the first two out
Malkov was third out
Koenig was fourth out
leaving Bruiser and Allen for the final. 
Note: Zack Malkov was a sub for Benito Gardini.

12/28/55 Madison, WI @ Dane County Fairgrounds Arena
Billy Goelz beat Gypsy Joe dq
Dick the Bruiser & Rudy Kay beat Jerry Woods & Jack Allen
Seymour Koenig beat Tony Ross (sub Benito Gardini)
Note: Gardini was ill with the flu.
Att: 1,400.

12/29/55 Fond Du Lac, WI @ Armory E
Dick the Bruiser beat Reggie Lisowski on a 3rd fall dq
1 Lisowski beat Bruiser
2 Bruiser beat Lisowski
3 Lisowski dq'ed for throwing the referee from the ring
Rose Roman beat Ramona Waukazo
Bronko Lubich & Seymour Koenig beat Rudy Kay & Zack Malkov

Note: Reno research done by JMK. Duluth research done by Jim Melby. Minneapolis and St. Paul research done by our own justahamandegger.

Note: Wisconsin research done by George Lentz. Chicago research done by Jim Melby & Tim Hornbaker. Toledo research done by Jim Mandl. Fort Wayne research done by Tim Tassler. Angola research from Will Morrisey.

Note: Added Indianapolis results from Tim Hornbaker

Note: Added a Valparaiso card.

Note: Added a Benton Harbor Card and several Sheboygan cards.

Note: Added two Chicago Marigold cards from Redman.

Note: Added an Akron listing from Kriss

Note: Added multiple listings from George Lentz, JMK and Tim Hornbaker.

Note: Made a bunch of edits. Added one Indianapolis lineup from Mike Dupree.

Note: More editing done and added more George Lentz research from Wisconsin.

Note: Added two Benton Harbor, MI cards from newspaper archives.

Note: Added two Winnipeg cards from the newspaper archive site.



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1/5/56 Beloit, WI @ Skateland Armory
6 Man Battle Royal with The Sheik of Araby, Bruiser Afflis, Billy Goelz, Gypsy Joe, Bronko Lubich and Seymour Koenig.
Order of elimination determined the night’s bouts

1/11/56 Madison, WI @ Dane County Fairgrounds Arena
Dick the Bruiser beat The Sheik of Araby 2/3
1 Bruiser beat Sheik
2 Sheik beat Bruiser
3 Bruiser beat Sheik
Tiny Tim beat Irish Jackie via pin
Bronko Lubich & Jim Siskay beat Rudy Kay & Duke Demetri (sub for Benito Gardini, who was still ill).

1/12/56 Beloit, WI @ Armory
Bruiser Afflis vs Art Bull
Mixed Tag Match
Angelo Poffo & Tiny Tim vs Seymour Koenig & Irish Jackie
Jon Arjon vs. Jim Siskay

1/13/56 Fond Du Lac, WI @ Armory E
Dick the Bruiser beat Roy McClarty 2/3
Benito Gardini & Duke Demetri & Don DeCortez vs Jon Arjon & Don Pollack & Wally Steele
Seymour Koenig vs Bronko Lubich.
Att: Large

1/14/56 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Dick Afflis dq
Roy McClarty & Shirley Strimple beat Mario DeSousa & Lorraine Johnson
Angelo Poffo beat Billy Goelz
Wilbur Snyder beat Rudy Kay
att: 6,187 sellout

1/16/56 Fort Wayne, IN @ Coliseum
Hans Schmidt & Hans Hermann beat Roy McClarty & Dick The Bruiser
The Sheik beat Mr New York
Shirley Strimple beat Lorraine Johnson
Att: 1,307

1/17/56 Rockford, IL
Angelo Poffo no contest Dick the Bruiser in 3rd fall
Billy Goelz & Seymour Koenig beat Don DeCotez & Zack Malkov 2/3
Gypsy Joe beat Jon Arjon

1/18/56 Racine, WI @ Memorial Hall
Dick "The Bruiser" Afflis vs The Sheik of Araby
Lorraine Johnson vs Rose Roman
Seymour Koenig & Luis Martinez vs Bronco Lubich & Mario DeSouza
Promoter: Einar Olsen
Note: Mario DeSouza billed as the Portuguese Champion

1/25/56 Madison, WI @ Dane County Fairgrounds Arena
Dick the Bruiser & Roy McClarity beat Angelo Poffo & Hans Schmidt on a 3rd fall dq
Luis Martinez beat Mitzu Arakawa 2-0
Jon Arjon beat Zach Malcov dq

1/26/56 Beloit, WI @ Armory
Bruiser Afflis vs Hans Hermann (first Beloit appearance)
Midwest Tag Team Champions Luis Martinez & Seymour Koenig vs Mitsu Arakawa & Tony Ross
third bout to be announced.

1/27/56 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
United States TV Champion Verne Gagne beat Dick the Bruiser
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Hans Schmidt
Wilbur Snyder beat Mighty Atlas
The Sheik & Angelo Poffo beat Roy McClarty & Seymour Koenig
Lorraine Johnson beat Shirley Strimple

1/28/56 Fond Du Lac, WI @ Armory E
Dick the Bruiser beat Angelo Poffo 2/3
1 Poffo beat Bruiser
2 Bruiser beat Poffo
3 Poffo was counted out of the ring
Gypsy Joe beat Don DeCortez (sub Reggie Lisowski)
The Sheik of Araby beat Zack Malkov
6 Man Battle Royal opened the card and determined the night's matches
Zack Malkov was eliminated first, followed by The Sheik, Gypsy Joe and Don DeCortez, leaving Bruiser and Poffo.
Att: Another large turnout

2/10/56 Watertown, WI @ Turner Hall
Dick "The Bruiser" Afflis beat Reggie Lisowski 2/3
Note: Taken from the Reggie "The Crusher" Lisowski Record Book published by George Lentz. George might have the complete card.

2/13/56 Fort Wayne, IN @ Coliseum
Dick The Bruiser beat Roy McClarty
Verne Gagne beat Hans Hermann
Jean Ballard & Shirley Strimple beat Lorraine Johnson & Kay Starr
Att: 1,612

2/14/56 Indianapolis, IN @ The Armory
Verne Gagne beat DickBruiser” Afflis on a 3rd fall dq
Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski beat Seymour Koenig & Roy McClarty 2/3
promoter: Dick Patton
referee: Harry Burris

2/15/56 Racine, WI @ Memorial Hall
Dick The Bruiser beat Angelo Poffo on a 3rd fall COR
1 Poffo pinned Bruiser
2 Bruiser beat Poffo
3 Poffo was counted out of the ring
Tiny Tim & Cowboy Bradley beat Irish Jackie & Fuzzy Cupid 2/3
1 Irish Jackie & Fuzzy Cupid won 1st fall
2 Tiny Tim & Cowboy Bradley won 2nd fall
3 Tiny Tim & Cowboy Bradley won 3rd fall
Luis Martinez beat Martino Angelo with a Boston Crab
Promoter: Einer Olsen
Att: "near capacity crowd"

2/16/56 Milwaukee, WI @ South Side Armory
Dick Afflis beat Roy McClarty 2/3
Gypsy Joe beat Jon Arjon
Great Yamato beat Zack Malkov
Note: Bruiser was also booked in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin that night against Angelo Poffo. Hans Hermann subbed for Bruiser and beat Poffo by disqualification.

2/23/56 Denver, CO @ City Auditorium Arena
Women’s Champion June Byers beat Penny Banner 2/3
Wilbur Snyder beat Angelo Poffo 2/3
Dick the Bruiser beat Danno McDonald
Bob Orton beat Dr. Lee Grable
Mitsu Arakawa & Juan Garcia beat Dr. Bill Herman & Tom Renesto
promoter: Mike London
4,200 fans, gate: $8,901

2/25/56 Benton Harbor, MI @ Armory
Dick "The Bruiser" Afflis beat Luis Martinez 2/3
1 Martinez pinned Bruiser after a series of dropkicks
2 Bruiser beat Martinez with a backbreaker in 3:00
3 Bruiser beat Martinez with an upside down scissors hold
Rudy Kay & Zack Malkov ddq Hans Hermann & Tony Ross in 3rd fall
1 Rudy Kay & Zack Malkov won 1st fall
2 Hans Hermann & Tony Ross won 2nd fall
3 The referee dq'ed all four wrestlers
Jon Arjon beat Mitch Lassen in 22:00

2/29/56 Benton Harbor, MI @ Armory
Bill Melby beat The Sheik of Araby on a 3rd fall COR
1 Melby beat Sheik im 1:00
2 Sheik beat Melby with a neck twist in 2:00
3 Sheik was counted out of the ring in 3:00
Rudy Kay & Zack Malkov beat Al Szasz & Joe Gordon 2/3
1 Rudy Kay & Zack Malkov won 1st fall
2 Al Szasz & Joe Gordon won 2nd fall
3 Rudy Kay & Zack Malkov won
Dick the Bruiser beat Tony Ross 2-0 when Ross could not continue after Bruiser subdued him with a full nelson.

3/1/56 Beloit, WI @ Armory
World Tag Team Champions Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski vs The Sheik of Araby & Gypsy Joe
Bruiser Afflis vs Rudy Kay
Rose Roman vs Kathy Starr

3/2/56 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Wilbur Snyder dq
Bill Melby drew Angelo Poffo
Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski beat Rudy Kay & Mighty Atlas
Brian (Dennis?) Clary beat Dick the Bruiser dq
Ada Ash beat Lorraine Johnson

3/3/56 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Dick Afflis
World Tag Team Champions Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski beat Angelo Poffo & Sheik of Araby
Wilbur Snyder beat Mighty Atlas
Gypsy Joe beat Len Rossi
att: 10,200

3/5/56 Fort Wayne, IN @ Coliseum
Verne Gagne beat Dick The Bruiser
Wilbur Snyder beat The Sheik
Bill Melby & Seymour Koenig beat Hans Herrman & Mighty Atlas dq
Att: 1,500

3/6/56 Indianapolis, IN @ The Armory
Wilbur Snyder bear Angelo Poffo on a 3rd fall dq when manager Bronko Lubich interfered with his cane
DickBruiser” Afflis no contest Hans Herrman
1 Herrman beat Bruiser dq in 8:00
2 Afflis and Herrman and brawled after the initial fall and the match was stopped
promoter: Dick Patton
referee: Lou Thomas

3/7/56 Benton Harbor, MI @ Armory
Dick the Bruiser no decision Bill Melby in 3rd fall
1 Bruiser beat Melby with a reverse backbreaker
2 Melby beat Bruiser with a leglock
3 Referee Jack Cooper dq'ed both wrestlers for fighting outside the ring
Seymour Koenig & Luis Martinez beat Rudy Kay & Zack Malkov 2/3
1 Rudy Kay & Zack Malkov won 1st fall
2 Seymour Koenig & Luis Martinez won 2nd fall
3 Seymour Koenig & Luis Martinez won 3rd fall
Dave Jons beat Don DeCortez dq

3/14/56 Sheboygan, WI @ The Playdium
Dick The Bruiser vs Hans Schmidt
Dave Jons & Jon Arjon vs Zack Malkov & Tony Ross
Jim Hady vs George MacArthur

3/20/56 Indianapolis, IN @ The Armory
DickBruiser” Afflis dcor Wilbur Snyder in 3rd fall
Ada Ash & Lorraine Johnson dcor Rose Roman & Shirley Strimple in 3rd fall
promoter: Dick Patton
referee: Rosey “Kid” Baker

3/21/56 Rockford, IL
Verne Gagne beat Dick the Bruiser 2/3
Wilbur Snyder beat Rudy Kay 2-0
Ada Ash beat Joan Ballard

3/22/56 Fond Du Lac, WI @ Armory E
Dick the Bruiser beat Angelo Poffo on a 3rd fall dq
1 Poffo beat Bruiser
2 Bruiser beat Poffo
3 Poffo was dq'ed when his manager, Bronko Lubich, interfered
Shirley Strimple beat Jean Noble
Seymour Koenig & Luis Martinez beat Tony Ross & Zack Malkov
Att: Large turnout

3/29/56 Milwaukee, WI @ South Side Armory
Dick Afflis beat Seymour Koenig
Jim Bernard beat Len Rossi
Dave Jons beat Zack Malkov

4/2/56 Fort Wayne, IN
Argentina Rocca beat Dick The Bruiser
Hans Schmidt beat Jimmy Sixsay
Tiny Roe & Pee Wee James beat Otto Bowman & Ivan The Terrible
Att: 2,000

4/4/56 Madison, WI @ Dane County Fairgrounds Arena
Dick the Bruiser Afflis & Hans Schmidt beat Angelo Poffo & Luis Martinez
1 Bruiser pinned Poffo
2 Poffo pinned Afflis
3 Schmidt pinned Martinez
Gypsy Joe beat Seymour Koenig
Mario DeSouza beat Len Rossi

4/5/56 Denver, CO @ Auditorium Arena
Verne Gagne drew Bob Orton drew when the 60 minute time limit expired in the 3rd fall
Enrique Torres beat Bulldog Danny Plechas 2-0
Tom Renesto beat Dick the Bruiser
Jack Allen & Juan Garcia beat Mitsu Arakawa & Tor Yamato
promoter: Mike London
Att: 3,212 fans, gate: $5,918
Note: Bruiser was also booked in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin that night against Hans Schmidt. Angelo Poffo subbed for Bruiser and lost to Schmidt on a countout in the 3rd fall.

4/6/56 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Verne Gagne & Wilbur Snyder beat Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski 2/3
1 Lisowskis won first fall in 18:55
2 Gagne & Snyder won 2nd fall in 12:00
3 Snyder pinned Reggie Lisowski in 11:50
Hans Schmidt beat Angelo Poffo in 7:39
Dick the Bruiser beat Bill Melby when Melby suffered an injury in the match and was unable to continue
Tiny Roe beat Ivan The Terrible
Sheik of Araby beat Luis Martinez
Att: 9,522 and a gross gate of $25,903.28

4/12/56 Hagerstown, IN
Dick "Bruiser" Afflis vs The Sheik of Araby
Shirley Strimple & Rose Roman vs Lorraine Johnson & Ada Ash
Two matches featuring the female wrestlers

4/19/56 Fond Du Lac, WI @ Armory E
Angelo Poffo & Joan Ballard (sub Kathy Starr) beat Stan Lisowski (sub Dick the Bruiser) & Shirley Strimple
Reggie Lisowski beat Zack Malkov
Stan Lisowski beat Bob DeMarce

4/23/56 Bluffton, IN @ County Building
Wilbur Snyder beat Dick The Bruiser
Ada Ash beat Lorraine Johnson
Bill Melby beat Gypsy Joe

4/25/56 Sheboygan, WI @ The Playdium
World Tag Team Champions Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski beat Gypsy Joe & Bill Melby
Dick "The Bruiser" Afflis beat Dave Jons
Seymour Koenig beat Bozo Brown dq

4/27/56 Benton Harbor, MI @ Armory
Bill Melby beat Dick the Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
1 Bruiser pinned Melby
2 Melby beat Bruiser with a surfboard hold
3 Bruiser was dq'ed for pushing referee Leo Amelio
Angelo Poffo beat Stan Lisowski 2/3
Seymour Koenig & Len Rossi beat Hans Hermann & The Sheik of Araby 2/3
1 Koenig won first fall
2 Sheik beat Rossi
3 Koenig won third fall
Bad Boy Joe beat Dave Moore

5/3/56 Milwaukee, WI @ South Side Armory
Hans Schmidy & Dick Afflis beat Dave Jons & Mario DeSousa
Gypsy Joe beat Seymour Koenig
Zack Malkov beat Don DeCortez

5/4/56 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Verne Gagne drew Wilbur Snyder
Reggie Lisowski beat Bill Melby
Dick the Bruiser beat Stan Lisowski dq
Rose Roman & Shirley Strimple beat Ada Ash & Lorraine Johnson

5/7/56 Fort Wayne, IN @ Coliseum
Dick The Bruiser vs Hans Schmidt
Bill Melby vs The Sheik
Ada Ash & Lorraine Johnson vs Rose Roman & Ramona TeSelle
Matchmaker: Bruff Cleary

5/9/56 Madison, WI @ Dane County Fairgrounds Arena
World Tag Team Champions Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski beat Bruiser Afflis & Bill Melby
1 Lisowskis won
2 Bruiser won the fall with a backbreaker.
3 Lisowskis beat Melby
Dave Jons beat Mario DeSouza 2-0
Luis Martinez beat Tony Ross (sub Rudy Kay)

5/10/56 Toledo, OH @ Sports Arena
Dick the Bruiser beat Mario DeSouza 2/3
1 Bruiser beat DeSouza
2 DeSouza beat Bruiser
3 Bruiser beat DeSouza
Rip Hawk & Dutch Schultz beat Marco Polo & Benny Mata
Billy Fox beat Chris Belkas
Promoter: Cliff Maupin

5/11/56 Anderson, IN @ National Guard Armory
Ada Ash vs Rosa Roman
Bruiser Afflis vs Luis Martinez
Davy Jons vs Gypsy Joe

5/12/56 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
World Tag Team Champions Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski beat Hans Schmidt & Dick Afflis
US TV Champion Wilbur Snyder beat Angelo Poffo
Bill Melby drew Mighty Atlas
Ada Ash beat Lorraine Johnson
att: 7,352

5/17/56 Toledo, OH @ Sports Arena
Seymour Koenig beat Dick the Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq, 2nd fall by dq as well
Harry Lanzi (sub Wilbur Snyder) beat Bozo Brown 2-0
Marco Polo beat Black Panther
Dutch Schultz beat Benny Matta
Promoter: Cliff Maupin

5/19/56 Oshkosh, WI @ Merrill School
no time limit - winner takes all
Billy Goelz & David Jones vs Angelo Poffo & his Mgr. Bronco Lubich 2/3 60:00 
Dick The Bruiser vs Gypsy Joe 2/3 30:00
Tiny Tim vs Fuzzy Cupid 30:00

5/21/56 Fort Wayne, IN @ Coliseum
Dick The Bruiser beat Hans Schmidt
Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski beat Len Rossi & Seymour Keonig
Dave Jons beat Bozo Brown

6/1/56 Chicago, IL @ International Ampitheatre
Wilbur Snyder beat Hans Schmidt
Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski beat Sheik of Araby & Angelo Poffo
Dick the Bruiser beat Bob Orton
Bill Melby beat Billy Goelz
Rose Roman beat Ramona TeSelle
Don Pollock beat Zack Malkov

6/7/56 Toledo, OH @ Sports Arena
Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski beat Bill Melby & Dick the Bruiser
Billy Fox beat Rip Hawk
Frenchy Roberre beat Dutch Schultz

6/8/56 Freeport, IL @ High School Gymasium
Dick The Bruiser & Angelo Poffo vs Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski
Billy Goelz vs Dave Jons
Bozo Brown vs Seymour Koenig

6/9/56 Angola, IN @ Buck Lake Ranch
Bill Melby vs Dick the Bruiser
Rose Roman vs Ramona TeSelle
Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski vs Gypsy Joe & Don DeCortez

6/14/56 Toledo, OH @ Sports Arena
Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski ddq Dick the Bruiser & Hans Schmidt in 2nd fall
Black Panther beat Rip Hawk
Billy Fox beat Frenchy Roberre
Promoter: Cliff Maupin

6/19/56 Hammond, IN @ Civic Center
Antonino Rocca & Wilbur Snyder beat Dick the Bruiser & Angelo Poffo 2/3
1 Bruiser & Poffo won 1st fall
2 Rocca & Snyder won 2nd fall
3 Bruiser was pinned after Poffo left the ring after a falling out with Bruiser
Gypsy Joe beat Harry Lewis via pin
The Sheik beat Don Pollack
Promoter: Balk Estes

6/22/56 Janesville, WI @ Senior High School Gym
Argentina Rocca beat Dick the Bruiser
World Tag Team Champions Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski beat Seymour Koenig & Harry Lewis
Nick Bockwinkel beat Don DeCortez via pin
Att: near capacity 3,000 (local record crowd).

6/24/56 Angola, IN @ Buck Lake Ranch
Hans Schmidt vs Dick the Bruiser Afflis
Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski vs Gypsy Joe & Don De Cortez
Rose Roman vs Ramona TeSelle

6/31/56 Marinette
Wilbur Snyder beat Dick The Bruiser 2/3
Att: 1,000

7/3/56 Hammond, IN @ Civic Center
US Champion Wilbur Snyder dcor Dick the Bruiser
Dave Jons vs Nick Bockwinkel 2/3 45:00
Hans Hermann vs Benito Gardini 30:00
Bill Savage vs Don DeCortez 20:00
Note: Snyder was billed as "Heavyweight Champion."
Promoter: Balk Estes

7/6/56 Chicago, IL @ International Ampitheatre
NWA Champion Lou Thesz drew Wilbur Snyder
Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski beat Hans Schmidt & Dick the Bruiser dq
Sheik of Araby beat Nick Bockwinkel
Bill Melby beat Benito Gardini
Angelo Poffo over Don Pollock

7/10/56 Appleton, WI @ Goodland Field
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Dick The Bruiser 2/3
1 Bruiser pinned Thesz in 7:00
2 Thesz pinned Bruiser in 7:00
3 Thesz pinned Bruiser
World Tag Team Champions Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski beat Jack Allen & Don Pollack 2-0
1 Stan won by pin in 20:00
2 Reggie won by submission with a full nelson in 10:00
Gypsy Joe beat Bill Savage with a gypsy neckbreaker in 30:00
Att: over 1,000

7/11/56 Madison WI @ Breese Stevens Field
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Dick the Bruiser on a 3rd fall COR
1 Bruiser beat Thesz with a chokehold
2 Thesz pinned Bruiser after a dropkick
3 Bruiser caught his legs in the ropes and was counted out of the ring
Thesz was managed by Ed “Strangler” Lewis
Dave Jons & Seymour Koenig beat The Sheik of Araby & Bozo Brown dq
Benito Gardini beat Jack Allen when Allen was hurt on the turnbuckle.
Att: 1,500
Notes: Mayor Edward Dowling of Hammond, and Indy 500 racing stars Tony Bettenhausen and Johnny Parsons were at ringside. Wilbur Snyder billed as "the heavyweight champion". Poffo deserted Dick the Bruiser in the third fall of the main event

7/12/56 Fort Wayne, IN @ Zollner Stadium
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Dick The Bruiser dq
Mighty Atlas & Benito Gardini drew Maurice Roberre & Nick Bockwinkel

7/13/56 Freeport, IL @ Read's Park West Ball Diamond
Dick The Bruiser vs Wilbur Snyder
Ada Ash vs Ramona Teselle
Angelo Poffo vs Don Pollack

7/17/56 Hammond, IN @ Civic Center
US Champion Wilbur Snyder beat Dick the Bruiser 2/3
Angelo Poffo vs Dave Jons
Nick Bockwinkel beat The Sheik
Bill Savage vs Benito Gardini
Promoter: Balk Estes
Note: Wilbur Snyder said to be defending "the heavyweight mat title"

7/24/56 Hammond, IN @ Civic Center
US Champion Wilbur Snyder vs British Empire Champion Dave Jons
Dick the Bruiser vs Nick Bockwinkel 45:00
Hans Hermann vs Stan Lisowski
Karl Gray vs Duke Demetri
Notes: Snyder was billed as "Heavyweight Champion." Jons billed as "British Empire Champion."

7/26/56 Fort Wayne, IN @ Zollner Stadium
Wilbur Snyder beat Dick The Bruiser dq
Mighty Atlas & Don Cortez beat Johnny Gilbert & Mitch Lasson
The Sheik beat Bill Savage

7/28/56 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Arena
Wilbur Snyder beat Hans Hermann
Dick The Bruiser beat Bill Savage
Seymour Koenig beat Bozo Brown dq
Bill Melby drew Angelo Poffo
Jack Allen beat Harry Lewis
Karl Gray beat Reyes Rodriguez
Duke DeMetri beat John Smitherman

7/31/56 Minneapolis, MN
Referees: boxer Jack Sharkey and Frank Taylor
Verne Gagne & Leo Nomellini beat Ivan Kalmikoff & Karol Kalmikoff 2/3
1 Gagne beat Karol with a sleeper hold
2 Ivan pinned Gagne after a throat stomp
3 Gagne pinned Ivan after referee Jack Sharkey knocked Ivan flat on his back with a smashing right to the chin
Ilio DiPaolo beat Jim Bernard
Dick (Bruiser) Afflis beat Seymour Koenig
Roy McClarty beat Aldo Bogni 22:12
Att: 7,286

8/2/56 Fort Wayne, IN @ Zollner Stadium
Dick The Bruiser & Hans Schmidt no contest Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski, match went into crowd police called 
Gypsy Joe beat Karl Gray
Nick Bockwinkel beat Don Cortez

8/4/56 Milwaukee, WI @ County Stadium
Special Referee : Jack Demspey
Verne Gagne beat US Champion Wilbur Snyder on a 3rd fall dq
1 Snyder pinned Gagne after a backbreaker
2 Gagne beat Snyder with a sleeper hold sleeper
3 Snyder was dq'ed
World Tag Team Champions Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski beat Hans Schmidt & Dick the Bruiser
5 girl battle royal: Ada Ash outlasted Raymonde Coty, Lorraine Johnson, Ramona Teselle and Rose Roman to win
Bill Melby beat Benito (Fatso) Gardini in 17:00
Promoter: Johnny Heim
Att: 16,069 (Record-setting in city), Gate: $33,689.90

8/7/56 Appleton, WI @ Goodland Field
World Tag Team Champions Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski beat Dick the Bruiser & Hans Hermann
1 Lisowskis won
2 Bruiser & Herman won
3 Lisowskis won
Kathy Starr beat Joan Ballard (sub Rose Roman)
Midwest Champion Dave Jons beat Bozo Brown 2-0
Att: "estimated over 1,200"

8/8/56 Racine, WI @ Memorial Hall
World Tag Team Champions Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski vs Verne Gagne & Dick the Bruiser
Midwest Champion Dave Jons vs Nick Bockwinkel
Don DeCortez vs Don Pollack

8/10/56 Elkhorn, WI @ Stock Pavilion
Verne Gagne beat Dick the Bruiser 2/3
Dave Jons beat Gypsy Joe (Dorsetti) on a third fall dq
Jack Allen & Bill Savage beat Bozo Brown & "a sub for Hans Hermann."
Att: "Packed house."

8/16/56 Fort Wayne, IN @ Zollner Stadium
Two referees
Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski beat Dick The Bruiser & Hans Schmidt
The Sheik beat Karl Gray
Don Pollack beat Don Cortez

8/17/56 Freeport, IL @ Read's Park West Ball Diamond
Dick The Bruiser vs Hans Schmidt
Bill Melby vs Dave Jons
Jack Allen vs Gypsy Joe

8/21/56 Hammond, IN @ Civic Center
Stan Lisowski vs Seymour Koenig
Dick the Bruiser vs The Sheik
Rose Roman vs Kathy Starr
Benito Gardini vs Bill Savage

8/25/56 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
NWA Champion Lou Thesz dcor US Champion Wilbur Snyder in 3rd fall
World Tag Team Champions Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski beat Angelo Poffo & Gypsy Joe
Antonino Rocca beat Dick Afflis
Bill Melby beat Sheik of Araby
att: 4,083

8/30/56 Denver, CO @ Auditorium Arena
United States Champion Wilbur Snyder beat John Tolos 2/3
1 Snyder won the first fall in 8:41 with an abdominal stretch
2 Tolos won the second in 6:05 with a Boston Crab
3 Snyder won the third in 1:45
The Bat beat Dick the Bruiser when Bruiser tossed his opponent out of the ring, then attacked him there
Bat suffered a concussion
Bulldog Danny Plechas beat Scotty Williams in 8:48
Luis Martinez drew Hans Von Schupp 15:00
Tito Carreon drew Chief Red Cloud 15:00
promoter: Mike London
referee: Leo Bahl

8/31/56 Round Lake Park, IL
Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski vs Dick the Bruiser & Nick Bockwinkel
Mighty Atlas vs Bozo Brown
Karl Gray vs Jack Allen

9/1/56 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Gardens
Verne Gagne beat Hans Hermann
Angelo Poffo beat Nick Bockwinkel 2/3
Dick The Bruiser beat Maurice Roberre
Mighty Atlas beat Bill Savage
Bobby Carillo beat Ned Taylor
Dave Jons & Billy Goelz beat Duke DeMetri & Mitch Lassen

9/4/56 Hammond, IN @ Civic Center
US Champion Wilbur Snyder vs The Sheik 60:00
Dick the Bruiser vs Bill Melby
British Empire Champion Dave Jons vs Bozo Brown
Benito Gardini vs Maurice Roberre

9/6/56 Fort Wayne, IN @ Zollner Stadium
Hans Schmidt beat Dick The Bruiser
Mr America & Bill Melby beat Hans Hermann & The Sheik
Joan Ballard beat Kathy Starr
The Sheik beat Mr America

9/8/56 Benton Harbor, MI @ Armory
Farmer Don Marlin (sub Dave Jons) beat Dick the Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
Johnny Gilbert & Don Pollack beat bad Boy Joe & Benito Gardini
Bozo Brown beat Rod Vico (sub Farmer Don Marlin)

9/11/56 Hammond, IN @ Civic Center
Antonino Rocca & Dave Jons vs Dick the Bruiser & Hans Schmidt
Angelo Poffo vs Benito Gardini
Zack Malkov vs Harry Lewis

9/12/56 Madison, Wi @ Breese Stevens Field
Antonino Rocca vs Bruiser Afflis
Carl Engstrom & Dave Jons vs Bozo Brown & Harry Lewis
Midwest Champion Angelo Poffo vs Billy Goelz

9/14/56 Chicago, IL @ International Ampitheatre
Verne Gagne & Argentina Rocca & Wilbur Snyder beat Dick the Bruiser & Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski
Angelo Poffo beat Mighty Atlas
Bill Melby drew Carl Engstrom
Don Pollock beat Benito Gardini
Joan Ballard beat Jean Noble
Note: Perhaps the first time Bruiser & Crusher were ever paired together.

9/15/56 Angola, IN @ Buck Lake Ranch
Dick the Bruiser Afflis vs Farmer Don Marlin
Rose Roman & Joan Ballard vs Ada Ash & Ramona TeSelle
Zack Malkov vs Roy Rogers

9/20/56 Milwaukee, WI @ South Side Armory
Dick Afflis beat Mahmut Yousef when Yousef could not continue
Bill Melby & Carl Engstrom beat Nick Nichevich & Al Warshawski 2-0
Brown Panther beat Fuzzy Cupid

9/21/56 Fort Atkinson
Wilbur Snyder vs Dick The Bruiser

9/22/56 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
No Referee
Verne Gagne beat Wilbur Snyder
World Tag Team Champions Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski beat Dick Afflis & Mighty Atlas
Midwest Champion Angelo Poffo beat Carl Engstrom
Ada Ash beat Joan Ballard
att: 7,038 SRO

9/26/56 Benton Harbor, MI @ Armory
World Tag Team Champions Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski beat Dick the Bruiser & Mighty Atlas 2/3
1 Lisowskis won first fall
2 Bruiser beat Stan with a backbreaker
3 Lisowskis won third fall
Farmer Don Marlin beat Bozo Brown
Seymour Koenig beat Zack Malkov
Lou Eisenhart drew Doug Evans

9/27/56 Fond Du Lac, WI @ Cow Palace
Wilbur Snyder & Bill Melby beat Dick the Bruiser & Angelo Poffo 2/3
1 Bruiser pinned Melby.
2 Melby pinned Bruiser.
3 Poffo was pinned after Bruiser walked out on him.
Ramona TeSelle (sub Jean Antone) beat Joan Ballard
Benito Gardini beat Zack Malkov dq (sub match for Don Pollack vs Don Moore)

9/28/56 Zion, IL
Dick the Bruiser vs Wilbur Snyder
Bill Melby vs Angelo Poffo
Rose Roman vs Ada Ash

9/29/56 Chicago, IL
Dick The Bruiser beat Wilbur Snyder

10/2/56 Hammond, IN @ Civic Center
Wilbur Snyder vs Reggie Lisowski
Dick the Bruiser vs Stan Lisowski
Benito Gardini vs Louie Papineau
Zack Malkov vs Don Moore
NOTE: Snyder said to have been "recently dethroned (as) national heavyweight mat champion"

10/3/56 Benton Harbor, MI @ Armory
Wilbur Snyder beat Dick the Bruiser dq when Bruiser threw Snyder out of the ring and would not let him return
Angelo Poffo beat Seymour Koenig
Farmer Don Marlin & Hans Hermann beat Gypsy Joe & Benito Gardini
Hermann, a spectator at the card, replaced Lou Eisenhart, who started the match but injured his leg.
Eisenhart was subbing for Lou Papineau

10/4/56 Denver, CO @ Auditorium Arena
Verne Gagne beat United States Heavyweight Champion Wilbur Snyder on a 3rd fall dq
1 Gagne beat Snyder in 19:29
2 Snyder beat Gagne in 5:52
3 Snyder was dq'ed in 7:30
title does not change hands
Dick the Bruiser no contest Bulldog Danny Plechas in 3rd fall
1 Plechas beat Bruiser in 9:34
2 Bruiser beat Plechas in 5:16
3 match stopped due to blood loss in 1:43
Mike DiBiase beat Hans Von Schupp in 21:43
Luis Martinez drew Tony Pervetti 30:00
promoter: Mike London
referee: Tommy Corbett
Att: 3,472 fans
Note: Snyder still billed as US Champion in Denver.

10/5/56 Fort Wayne, IN @ Zollner Stadium
Reggie Lisowski ddq Dick The Bruiser
Wilbur Snyder beat Stan Lisowski
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat Bill Melby & Don Pollack
Ada Ash beat Rose Roman

10/9/56 Hammond, IN @ Civic Center
Dick the Bruiser vs Carl Engstrom 60:00
Rose Roman vs Ada Ash 45:00
Paul Bunyan vs Don DeCortez
Billy Goelz vs Don Pollack

10/10/56 Madison, WI @ Dane County Fairgrounds Arena
US Champion Hans Schmidt beat Bruiser Afflis
Rose Roman beat Ada Ash dq
Billy Goelz beat Jack Allen when Goelz pinned Allen with a reverse backdrop in the third fall
Paul Bunyan beat Duke Demetri via pin in 3:00

10/11/56 Milwaukee, WI @ South Side Armory
Angelo Poffo beat Dick Afflis
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat Johnny Kace & Don Pollack
Gypsy Joe beat Joe Carollo

10/17/56 Benton Harbor, MI @ Armory
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat Dick the Bruiser & Mighty Atlas 2/3
1 Volkoffs won in 11:00
2 Bruiser & Atlas win in 3:00
3 Volkoffs won in 7:00
Paul Bunyan beat Zack Malkov (sub Bozo Brown) via pin in 7:00
Jack Allen beat Zack Malkov dq
Lou Eisenhart beat Bryan O’Cleary
Att: 1,539. Largest crowd of the season.

10/18/56 Beloit, WI @ Armory
Antonino Rocca beat Bruiser Afflis dq
Billy Goelz & Don Pollack beat Gypsy Joe & Bozo Brown
Mighty Atlas (sub Don Moore) drew Harry Lewis
Att: SRO.

10/19/56 Chicago, IL @ International Ampitheatre
Hans Schmidt beat Wilbur Snyder COR
Argentina Rocca beat Dick the Bruiser dq
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat Bill Melby & Don Pollock
Angelo Poffo beat Carl Engstrom
Joan Ballard beat Ada Ash

10/23/56 Hammond, IN @ Civic Center
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat Dick the Bruiser & Bill Melby
Stan Lisowski vs Jack Wilson
Zack Malkov vs Mahmout Yousef
Notes: Volkoffs were called Ivan & Gregory Volkoff the first couple of weeks they showed in Hammond, at least in newspaper advertisements.

10/24/56 Benton Harbor, MI @ Armory
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat Dick the Bruiser & Bill Melby 2/3, 1st fall by dq
1 Bruiser was dq'ed.
2 Melby won with a  backstretch
3 Volkoffs won third fall
Reggie Lisowski beat Zack Malkov 2-0, both by full nelsons
Jack Wilson dcor Don Pollack when both were disqualified for fighting outside the ring.

10/25/56 Washington, DC
Dick Bruiser Afflis vs Don (dan?) Miller
Skull Murphy vs Don Arnold
Dick Steinborn vs Cowboy Tom Bradley
Ricki Starr vs Wally Lamb
Wild Man Fargo vs Miguel Perez

10/27/56 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
US Title Match
Hans Schmidt beat Verne Gagne dq
Non Title
Dick Afflis beat Midwest Champion Angelo Poffo
Yukon Eric beat Hans Hermann
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat Bill Melby & Carl Engstrom
att: 6,479

11/1/56 Washington, DC
Ricki Starr vs Red Bastien
Dick Bruiser Afflis vs Wally Lamb
Don Arnold vs Wild Man Fargo
Skull Murphy vs Dick Steinborn
Miguel Perez vs Cowboy Tom Bradley

11/6/56 Hammond, IN @ Civic Center
Reggie Lisowski vs Dick the Bruiser
Stan Lisowski vs Mahmout Yousef
Gypsy Joe vs Carl Engstrom
Jack Wilson vs Benito Gardini

11/7/56 Benton Harbor, MI @ Armory
Wilbur Snyder beat Stan Lisowski 2/3
1 Snyder won 1st fall
2 Lisowski won 2nd fall
3 Snyder won 3rd fall
Reggie Lisowski ddq Dick the Bruiser in 3rd fall for fighting outside the ring
Luis Martinez drew Gypsy Joe 30:00
Jack Wilson beat Dale Patrick (probably a sub bout for Mahmut Yousef vs Benito Gardini)
Att: 740

11/8/56 Washington, DC
Antonino Rocca vs Wildman Fargo
Ricki Starr vs Dick Steinborn
Gino Garibaldi vs Skull Murphy
Dick Afflis vs Jerry Gordet

11/9/56 Chicago, IL @ International Ampitheatre
Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski beat Verne Gagne & Wilbur Snyder dq
Dick the Bruiser drew Angelo Poffo
Yukon Eric beat Bozo Brown
Paul Bunyan beat Hans Hermann
Bill Melby beat Billy Goelz

11/13/56 Hammond, IN @ Civic Center
World Champion Verne Gagne vs Dick the Bruiser
Joan Ballard vs Ilse Schmidt
Gino Angelo vs Zack Malkov
Luis Martinez vs Jack Wilson

11/15/56 Washington, DC
Karl Von Hess vs Ricki Starr
Stan Lisowski vs Dick Bruiser Afflis
Reggie Lisowski vs Don Arnold
Skull Murphy vs Dick Steinborn
Miguel Perez vs Cowboy Tom Bradley

11/19/56 Newburgh, NY @ Municipal Auditorium
Dick the Bruiser vs Wild Man Fargo
Plus two other bouts
The promoter was Troy Bayley of Troy, NY.

11/20/56 Baltimore, MD
Dick Afflis beat Skull Murphy COR on ring apron
Great Scott beat Rocky Lee dq
Carol Cook beat Mary Jane Mull 2/3
Wildman Fargo beat Nick Roberts in 22:00
Dick Steinborn beat Jerry Gordett in 25:00

11/22/56 Washington, DC
Karl Von Hess vs Ricki Starr
Babe Zaharias vs Skull Murphy
Dick Afflis vs Jack Bence
Mary Jane Mull vs Carol Cook
Cowboy Rocky Lee vs Buddy Lee

11/24/56 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
NWA Tag Team Champions Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski
Wilbur Snyder beat Dick Afflis dq
Angelo Poffo beat Bill Melby
Paul Bunyan beat Hans Hermann
att: 9,112

11/26/56 New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Antonino Rocca beat Dick Afflis
Hans Schmidt beat Dick Steinborn
Mr. Moto beat Jackie Fargo
Miguel Perez beat Kenny Ackles
Skull Murphy drew Great Scott
Cowboy Lee beat Harry Lewis
Lord Littlebrook & Little Beaver beat Fuzzy Cupid & Ivan the Terrible
Att:10,400, Gate: $30,300

11/27/56 Bridgeport, CT @ Brass Recreation Center
Dick Afflis vs Skull Murphy
Miguel Perez vs Danny Farazzio
Lord Littlebrook & Little Beaver vs Fuzzy Cupid & Ivan the Terrible

12/1/56 White Plains, NY @ Westchester County Center
Dick the Bruiser vs Hans Schmidt
Soldier Barry & The Great Scott vs Tony Martinelli & Gino Garibaldi
Irish Jackie & Fuzzy Cupid vs Little Beaver & Little Brook
Gene Dubuque vs Cowboy Rocky Lee

12/6/56 Indianapolis, IN @ Armory
Main Event
Ilse Cook & Ramona Teselle beat Joan Ballard & Sharon Lass
1 Cook beat Lass with a Boston Crab hold in 8:00
2 Ballard beat Teselle in 6:00 with a rolling body scissors
3 Teselle beat Ballard with a a leg breaker in 4:00
Bruiser Afflis ddq Bill Melby in the 3rd fall
1 Afflis dq'ed for failing to break
2 Melby pinned Bruiser after a a dropkick in 8:00
3 Both men were dq'ed for fighting outside the ring
Bronko Lubich beat Jack Wilson in 15:00
Angelo Poffo beat Luis Martinez 2/3
1 Martinez beat Poffo dq in 10:00
2 Martinez was counted out of the ring in 12:00
3 Martinez was unable to continue thus conceded the fall
Referee: Connie Marker

12/7/56 Chicago, IL @ International Ampitheatre
Wilbur Snyder drew Hans Schmidt
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat Dick the Bruiser & Yukon Eric
Roy McClarty beat Angelo Poffo
Bill Melby beat Gino Angelo
Gypsy Joe beat Seymour Koenig

12/10/56 Bridgeport, CT @ Brass Recreation Center
Antonino Rocca vs Jackie Fargo
Dick Afflis vs Frank Gerwin
Alfonso Valdez vs Gene Dubuque
Harry Lewis vs Ken Ackles

12/11/56 Baltimore, MD
Dick Afflis ddq Skull Murphy
Ricki Starr beat Jerry Gordett in 5:00
Wildman Fargo & Herb Larson beat Len Rossi & Gene Dubuque 2/3
Ted Lewin beat Fritz Von Wallich

12/15/56 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
World Tag Team Champions Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat Verne Gagne & Wilbur Snyder
Penalty Belt Match
Dick Afflis beat Hans Schnabel
Handicap Match
Angelo Poffo & Gypsy Joe beat Paul Bunyan
Ramona TeSelle beat Sharon Lass
att: 6,060

12/19/56 Benton Harbor, MI @ Armory
Dick the Bruiser beat Bill Melby 2/3
1 Bruiser won with a  backbreaker.
2 Melby won with a cobra twist
3 Bruiser pinned Melby
Jack Allen & Don Pollack beat Gypsy Joe & Jack Wilson
Hans Hermann beat Don DeCortez dq when DeCortez pushed the referee.

12/20/56 Indianapolis, IN @ Armory
Sharon Lass & Rose Roman beat Alice Mason & Ramona TeSelle 2/3
DickBruiser” Afflis beat Bill Melby dq
Angelo Poffo beat Reggie Lisowski in 15:00
Paul Bunyan beat Zack Malkov
referee: Bob Luce

12/26/56 Benton Harbor, MI @ Armory
Dick the Bruiser no contest Hans Hermann in 3rd fall
1 Bruiser pinned Hermann
2 Hermann beat Bruiser with a neck twist.
3 Bruiser pitched Hermann into referee Frank Cooper, who was stunned and fell to the mat.
He ruled “no contest” when he recovered
Handicap Match
Don DeCortez & Bozo Brown beat Paul Bunyan
1 Bunyan beat DeCortez.
2 The 20 minute time limit expired
Bill Melby beat Don Pollack
Att: 920

12/27/56 Indianapolis, IN @ Armory
Gino Angelo beat Seymour Koenig 2/3
1 Angelo pinned Koenig after a body slam in 15:00
2 Koenig beat Angelo with a grapevine
3 Angelo beat Koenig in 6:00 with a boston crab
Boxing match
Bill Melby dq'ed in the 5th round over Bruiser Afflis for "wrestling"
Joan Ballard beat Alice Mason in 16:00
Carl Engstrom beat Don DeCortez in 6:00

Indianapolis research from Tim Hornbaker. Wisconsin & Benton Harbor research from George Lentz. Chicago research from Jim Melby. Washington DC research from Ron Witmer. Toledo research from Jim Mandl. Hammond research from George Lentz & JMK. Rockford research from bitterwind. Angola research from Will Morrisey.

I'll see if I can find some other Indiana Bruiser listings on newspaperarchive.com. Terre Haute and Anderson are possibilities.

Note: Added one Anderson Indiana card.

Note: Added a Hagerstown, Indiana card.

Note: Added a few more cards.

Note: Added some stuff from George Lentz's Reggie The Crusher Lisowski record book.

Note: Added four Denver cards from Tim Hornbaker.

Note: Added some Chicago Marigold cards from Redman.

Note: Added some Freeport, Illinois listings from newspaperarchive.com.

Note: Made several more needed edits.

Note: Added multiple listings from George Lentz, JMK and Tim Hornbaker.

Note: More editing done and added more George Lentz Wisconsin research.

Note: Added a New York State card from Kriss. 

Note: Added a Zion, IL card from George Lentz via Rich Tito.

Note: Added a Benton Harbor, MI card from One Fan Gang

Note: Added two Angola, IN cards from Will Morrisey.

Note: Added a Gary, IN listing from Mike DuPree.

Note: Added a Racine, WI card from One Fan Gang.

Note: Added Indiana cards from Tim Tassler

Note: Added the complete Fort Wayne cards from Tim Tassler



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1/2/57 Benton Harbor, MI @ Armory
referee: Frank Scoma
Hans Hermann & Don Pollack beat Dick the Bruiser & Bozo Brown on a 3rd fall dq
Reggie Lisowski no decision Angelo Poffo when referee John Hosko was injured and could not continue
Bronko Lubich (sub Gypsy Joe) beat Seymour Koenig in 20:00

1/9/57 Benton Harbor, MI @ Armory
Yukon Eric beat Angelo Poffo & Don DeCortez (subs for Dick the Bruiser, who was delayed by heavy snow) when Poffo was dq'ed
Reggie Lisowski beat Bronko Lubich
Angelo Poffo beat Don Pollack
Don DeCortez beat Lou Eisenhart (sub The Sheik of Araby)

1/12/57 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Gardens
Dick the Bruiser & The Sheik of Araby dcor Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff in 3rd fall
Carl Engstrom beat Gypsy Joe dq
Bill Melby drew Angelo Poffo
Stan Lisowski beat Jerry Christy
Gino Angelo beat Don Pollock
Yukon Eric beat Hans Hermann 2-0
promoter: Fred Kohler

1/15/57 Beloit, WI @ Armory
Midwest Champion Angelo Poffo vs Billy Goelz
Bruiser Afflis & Bill Melby vs Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff
Seymour Koenig vs Jack Allen

1/16/57 Racine, WI @ Memorial Hall
Dick The Bruiser beat Yukon Eric 2/3
1 Bruiser beat Eric
2 Eric beat Bruiser by submission with a bear hug in less than a minute
3 Bruiser pinned Eric
Jack Allen & Carl Engstrom beat Gypsy Joe & Gino Angelo on a 3rd fall dq
1 Gypsy Joe beat Jack Allen
2 Engstrom pinned Angelo
3 Gypsy Joe & Gino Angelo were dq'ed for "excessively rough tactics"
Jerry Christy beat Don DeCortez
Promoter: Einar Olsen
Att: "smallest crowd of the year braved sub-zero weather cold for promoter Einar Olsen's show"

1/17/57 Denver, CO @ Auditorium Arena
Verne Gagne beat Dick the Bruiser 2/3
1 Gagne beat Bruiser in 12:00
2 Bruiser beat Gagne in 8:14
3 Gagne beat Bruiser in 5:32
Gagne earned a future U.S. Title shot at champion Hans Schmidt
Great Kato beat Jim Wright 2/3 utc
1 Kato was dq'ed in 16:04
2 Kato beat Wright in 7:22 with a sleeper hold
3 Wright was unable to continue
Kato was accompanied by his manager Professor Sugi and Sugi interfered in the first fall, helping draw the dq
Paul Bunyan beat Bozo Brown
Mitsu Arakawa drew Jack O’Reilly (sub Jerry Woods) 30:00
Woods reportedly had suffered a broken hand in Milwaukee
Danno McDonald beat Count Zarnov in 12:17
promoter: Mike London
referee: Woody Cox
Att: 4,000 fans, gate: $8,000+

1/19/57 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
World Tag Team Champions Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff drew Verne Gagne & Antonino Rocca
Penalty Belt Match
Yukon Eric beat Angelo Poffo
Dick The Bruiser beat Paul Bunyan
Bill Melby beat Carl Engstrom
att: 6,572

1/21/57 Fort Wayne, IN @ Coliseum
Dick The Bruiser beat Hans Herrmann
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski
Paul Bunyan beat Bozo Brown
Jerry Christy beat Gino Angelo

1/30/57 St. Petersburg, FL
Buddy Rogers beat Dick The Bruiser via pinfall

1/31/57 Orlando, FL
Buddy Rogers beat Dick The Bruiser

2/1/57 Miami Beach, FL @ Auditorium
Buddy Rogers vs Don Leo Jonathan
Dick the Bruiser vs Roy McClarty
Joyce Bragg vs Shirley Strimple

2/2/57 Clearwater, FL
Dick The Bruiser beat Wilbur Snyder

2/5/57 New Haven, CT @ Arena
Antonino Rocca beat Dick The Bruiser 2/3
Att: 3,771, Gate: $7,301

2/6/57 St. Petersburg, FL @ Gamble Armory
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Ray Villmer 2/3
Ike Eakins ddq Dick the Bruiser
George Drake beat Fred Atkins dq
referee Jack Bence

2/8/57 Miami Beach, FL @ Auditorium
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Buddy Rogers
Dick The Bruiser vs Pedro Godoy
Don Leo Jonathan vs Fred Atkins

2/15/57 Miami Beach, FL @ Auditorium
NWA Champion Lou Thesz vs Dick The Bruiser 2/3
plus a match between two men
and a match between two women

2/20/57 Madison, WI @ Dane County Fairgrounds Arena
US Champion Hans Schmidt beat Boris Volkoff
Dick the Bruiser no contest Nicoli Volkoff
Billy Goelz beat Tom Zacharis
Caroline Bennett beat Baby Doe (midget women)
Note: Schmidt lost the US Title to Wilbur Snyder the night before in Chicago.

2/21/57 Washington, DC
Antonino Rocca & Jackie Nichols beat Dick Afflis & Skull Murphy when Afflis & Murphy were dq'ed by referee Harry Smythe for choking Rocca in the 3rd fall
Ricki Starr beat Cowboy Rocky Lee
Carlos Rodriguez beat Len Rossi
Wildman Fargo & Wildman Stevens beat The Mountaineer & Ron Szabo

2/22/57 Philadelphia, PA @ Adelphia AC
Ricki Starr vs Skull Murphy
Buddy Rosen & Charley Robinson vs Kurt Steinke & Bill Hires 2/3
Dick The Bruiser vs Doc Doganero 45:00
Barba Roca? vs George Macricostas

2/26/57 Baltimore, MD
World Tag Team Champions Wildman Fargo & Don Stevens beat Skull Murphy & Ramu Szabo
Dick Afflis beat Arnold Skaaland in 15:00
Chief Big Heart beat Dominic Doganeiro in 14:00
Jackie Nichols  beat The Mountaineer in 20:00
Great Scott beat Len Rossi, utc because of leg injury

2/27/57 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Wladek Kowalski ddq Mr. Moto
Pat O'Connor ddq Mr. Hito
Larry Moquin beat Cowboy Len Hughes dq
Dick Hutton beat Emile Dupre
Dick The Bruiser beat Sam Steamboat

2/28/57 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada @ Auditorium
Mr Hito & Mr Moto beat Gene Kiniski & Wladek Kowalski on a 3rd fall dq
Steamboat will win $1,000 if he can pin Hutton in 20 minutes
Dick Hutton beat Sammy Steamboat in 16:48
Dick The Bruiser beat Larry Moquin via pin in 9:10
Bob Nandor beat Len Hughes in 15:12
Att: “large crowd”, “5,000”

3/5/57 Baltimore, MD @ Coliseum
Dr. Jerry Graham beat Chief Big Heart dq
Antonino Rocca vs Dick Afflis
Brute Bernard vs Great Scott
Len Rossi vs Al Smith
Arnold Skaaland vs Skull Murphy

3/6/57 Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Forum
Handicap Match
Mr. Hito & Mr. Moto beat Wladek Kowalski 2/3
Dick Hutton & Dick the Bruiser drew Edouard Carpentier & Verne Gagne no falls scored
Bob Nandor beat Gene Dubuque dq
Larry Moquin drew Sam Steamboat
promoter: Eddie Quinn

3/7/57 Washington, DC
Ricki Starr vs Karl Von Hess
Dick Afflis vs Big Jim Bernard
Jerry Graham vs Great Scott
Wildman Fargo & Wildman Stevens vs Jackie Nichols & Chief Big Heart
Reyes Rodriguez vs Soldier Barry

3/11/57 NY, NY @ MSG
Argentina Rocca beat Hans Schmidt in 16:56
Ricki Starr beat Dick The Bruiser in 7:25
Great Scott drew Chief Big Heart 20:00
Wildman Fargo & Don Stevens beat Miguel Perez & Reyes Rodriguez 2/3 in 21:41
Dr Jerry Graham beat Cowboy Rocky Lee in 8:37
Skull Murphy & Karl Von Hess beat Jackie Nichols & Len Rossi
Jim Bernard beat Arnold Skaaland in 11:55
Att: 19,995 Gate: $62,565

3/13/57 Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Forum
Dick Hutton & Dick The Bruiser & Wladek Killer Kowalski ddq Pat O'Connor & Edouard Carpentier & Verne Gagne in 3rd fall
1 Bruiser pinned Gagne
2 Gagne beat Bruiser with a sleeper hold
3 All six men were dq'ed
Larry Moquin beat Mr. Hito dq
Mr. Moto beat Sam Steamboat
Cowboy Len Hughes beat Gene Dubuque dq
promoter: Eddie Quinn
referee: Jimmy Orlando
Att: 10,000 fans
Notes: Fans threw objects into the ring in protest of the mayhem in the main event. The Montreal Star noted that referee Jimmy Orlando was “making his first start as an official after a long absence.”

3/14/57 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada @ Auditorium
Judo vs Wrestling, Referee: Joe Gollob
Mr Hito & Mr Moto ddq Verne Gagne & Edouard Carpentier in 3rd fall
1 Mr Hito pinned Carpentier in 13:11 to win judo fall
2 Carpentier beat Mr Hito in 10:03 with an upside-down neck scissors to win the wrestling fall
3 All 4 men were dq'ed at the 6 minute mark of the 3rd fall
Referee Ed Creatcmann
Dick The Bruiser beat Gene Dubuque in 8:21 and beat up referee Ed Creachmann after the match. Ed Creachmann reportedly was taken to Civic Hospital with a leg injury.
Dick Hutton beat Len Hughes in 10:07
Bob Nandor drew Sam Steamboat 20:00

3/16/57 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Gardens
Verne Gagne beat Joe Tomasso 2-0
1 Gagne beat Tomasso in 18:11
2 Gagne beat Tomasso in 9:16
Dick The Bruiser beat John Swenski 2-0
1 Bruiser beat Swenski in 15:25
2 Bruiser beat Swenski in 5:02
Billy Goelz beat Jerry Gordet in 19:58
Emile DuPre beat Zack Malkov in 16:25
Rose Roman & Laura Martinez beat Ramone TeSelle & Lisa Koch 2/3

3/18/57 Fort Wayne, IN @ Coliseum
Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski beat Angelo Poffo & Dick The Bruiser
Hans Hermann beat Carl Engstrom
Jerry Gordet beat Tom Zaharias
Baby Doe drew Caroline Bennett

3/20/57 Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Forum
Wladek Killer Kowalski & Dick The Bruiser ddq Mr. Hito & Mr. Moto in 3rd fall
Larry Moquin beat Gene Dubuque dq
Cowboy Len Hughes drew Bob Nandor
Manuel Cortez beat Sam Steamboat
promoter: Eddie Quinn
Note: Manuel Cortez was back in Montreal after a “swing through Texas.”

3/26/57 Syracuse, NY @ War Memorial Auditorium
Referee Joe Abraham
Antonino Rocca & Verne Gagne beat Hans Schmidt & Tarzan Kowalski on a 3rd fall COR
Pat O'Connor beat Mike Gallagher with a reverse cradle hold in 21:25
Dick The Bruiser beat Steve Stanlee in 16:23
Doc Gallagher beat Harry Lewis in 14:24
Att: "more than 5,000 roaring fans watching", "official paid attendance was 4,962 and passes brought the figure well over the 5,000 mark"

3/27/57 Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Forum
Chicken Wire Surrounds the Ring
Wladek Kowalski & Dick The Bruiser beat Mr. Hito & Mr. Moto 2/3
Edouard Carpentier beat Lee Henning
Gene Dubuque drew Manuel Cortez 30:00
Larry Moquin beat John Swenski
promoter: Eddie Quinn
referees: Ray Belec, Jimmy Orlando

3/28/57 Washington, DC
Wildman Fargo & Wildman Stevens beat Aldo Venturi & Jackie Nichols
Oyama Kato beat Big Jim Bernard
Dick Afflis beat Jackie Wilson
Cowboy Rocky Lee beat Jesse James
Jerry Graham beat Chief Big Heart

3/29/57 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Hans Schmidt beat Edouard Carpentier
Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski beat Angelo Poffo & Bronco Lubich (sub Dick The Bruiser)
Nicoli Volkoff beat Carl Engstrom
Rose Roman beat Kathy Starr
Bill Melby drew Emile DuPre

3/30/57 NY, NY @ MSG
Argentina Rocca & Miguel Perez beat Wildman Fargo & Don Stevens 2/3 in 31:43 to win World Tag Title
Ricki Starr beat Paul Bunyan in 3:55
Dick The Bruiser beat Karl Von Hess dq in 9:37
Gino Garibaldi drew Cowboy Rocky Lee 20:00 but was awarded the referee's decision
Chief Big Heart drew Skull Murphy 15:00 but was awarded the referee's decision
Oyama Kato beat Jackie Wilson
Retes Rodriguez beat Harry Lewis in 12:52
Att: 20,125 Gate: $60,000+
Note: The World Tag Title was abandoned a short time later.

4/2/57 Hammond, IN @ Civic Center
Dick the Bruiser & Hans Schmidt vs World Tag Team Champions Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff
Reggie Lisowski vs Jerry Gordet
Edouard Carpentier vs Don DeCortez

4/3/57 Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Forum
Dick The Bruiser beat Edouard Carpentier 2/3
Mr. Moto & Mr. Hito beat Larry Moquin & Manuel Cortez
Bob Nandor beat John Swenski
Cowboy Len Hughes drew Lionel Baillargeon 20:00
promoter: Eddie Quinn
referee: Sammy Mack
Note: During the third fall of the main event, the referee was knocked out and couldn’t see Carpentier on top, but when he revieved, he saw Bruiser pinning Carpentier

4/9/57 Hammond, IN @ Civic Center
World Tag Team Champions Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff drew Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski 90:00
Dick the Bruiser vs Hans Hermann
Carl Engstrom vs Larry Williams
Att: 3,600

4/10/57 Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Forum
Special Referee: Jersey Joe Walcott
Edouard Carpentier beat Dick The Bruiser on a 3rd fall COR
Yvon Robert beat Mr. Moto dq
Mr. Hito beat Rocky Brown
Cowboy Len Hughes drew Manuel Cortez 20:00
promoter: Eddie Quinn

4/11/57 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada @ Auditorium
Bill Miller & Ed Miller beat Dick The Bruiser & Wladek Killer Kowalski on a 3rd fall dq
1 Bruiser & Kowalski won
2 Bill Miller & Ed Miller won in 4:00
3 Bruiser & Kowalski were dq'ed in 8:28
Doc Gallagher dcor Tim Geohagen in 14:28
Johnny Durand beat Ted Germaine in 10:25
Rocky Brown drew Lionel Baillargeon 20:00
Att: "before 2,000 fans"

4/16/57 Hammond, IN @ Civic Center
Grudge Match
Dick the Bruiser vs Angelo Poffo
Boris Volkoff vs Emil Dupre
Bozo Brown vs Jerry Gordet
Rose Roman vs Ada Ash

4/17/57 Racine, WI @ Memorial Hall
Special Referee: Joe Louis
Hans Schmidt beat Dick The Bruiser (sub Edouard Carpentier) on a 3rd fall COR
1 Schmidt beat Bruiser with a backbreaker
2 Bruiser beat Schmidt
3 Bruiser was counted out of the ring
Gino Angelo & Zack Malkov beat Larry Williams & Don Pollack 2/3
Ramona TeSelle beat Laura Martinez
Promoter: Einar Olsen
Att: "capacity crowd"

4/18/57 Milwaukee, WI @ South Side Armory
Dick The Bruiser no contest Bill Melby
Bill Melby beat Gino Angelo
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat Emile Dupre & Bill Fletcher

4/24/57 Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Forum
Gene Kiniski beat Yvon Robert 2/3
After the match, Kiniski continued to beat Robert, inciting a near riot. Police had to protect Kiniski to the dressing room.
Johnny Rougeau beat Mr. Moto
Jack Pesek beat Dick the Bruiser dq
Timothy Geohagen beat Mr. Hito
Dick Beyer drew Lee Henning
promoter: Eddie Quinn
Notes: It was said to be Gene Kiniski’s debut at the Forum, and had “blossomed in Toronto” six months earlier. He “recently earned an unprecedented $500 fine and a one-month’s suspension for undue roughness in a Toronto ring,” according to the Montreal Star. He had “grossed something like $30,000 during the past few months after selling out Maple Leaf Gardens on several occasions.” Johnny Rougeau had wrestled in the United States for the last six months. Jack Pesek was the son of John Pesek.

4/25/57 Washington DC
No Time limit
Antonino Rocca vs Jerry Graham
Karl Von Hess & Skull Murphy vs Chief Big Heart & Gene Dubuque
Roy Shire vs Jackie Nichols
Dick Afflis vs Lou Klein
midget tag team bout

4/26/57 Chicago, IL @ International Ampitheatre
Verne Gagne & Edouard Carpentier beat Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski 1-0 60:00
1 Carpentier pinned Stan in 56:00
2 The 60 minute time limit expired before either team could score another fall
Wilbur Snyder beat Dick the Bruiser dq
Angelo Poffo beat Jerry Christy in 9:27
Sheik of Araby drew Bill Melby 30:00
Caroline Bennett beat Baby Doe in 7:18
Billy Goelz beat Zack Malkov in 20:04
promoter: Fred Kohler
Att: 9,130 fans, gate: $23,642.44

4/27/57 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
US Tag Team Champions Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat Verne Gagne & Edouard Carpentier
Penalty Belt Match
Midwest Champion Bill Melby beat Angelo Poffo
Dick The Bruiser beat Sheik of Araby
Caroline Bennett beat Baby Doe
att: 7,066 SRO

5/1/57 Augusta, GA @ Bell Auditorium
Guy LaRose vs Dick the Bruiser
Caroline Bennett vs Baby Doe
Promoter: Tom Mahoney

5/3/57 Atlanta, GA @ Atlanta Municipal Auditorium
Don McIntyre beat Kurt Von Brawner to win Southern Heavyweight Title
Caroline Bennett beat Baby Doe
Guy LaRose vs Dick the Bruiser
Nick Roberts vs Great Mitsu
Promoter: Paul Jones

5/4/57 Rome, GA @ Rome Memorial Gymnasium
Caroline Bennett vs Baby Doe
Dick The Bruiser vs Red McIntyre
Promoter: Paul Jones

5/9/57 Washington, DC
Antonino Rocca vs Skull Murphy
Dick Afflis vs Gene Dubuque
Czaya Nandor vs Oyama Kato
Roy Shire vs Reyes Rodriguez
Jerry Graham vs Chief Big Heart

5/11/57 New Haven, CT @ Arena
Antonino Rocca vs Dr. Jerry Graham
Ricki Starr vs Dick "the Bruiser" Afflis
Professor Roy Shire & Oyama Kato vs Jackie Nichols & Chief Big Heart
Czaya Nandor vs Harry Lewis
Bobby Wallace vs Miguel Perez

5/13/57 NY, NY @ MSG
Argentina Rocca & Miguel Perez beat Dick The Bruiser & Karl Von Hess 2/3 in 37:54
Ricki Starr beat Great Scott in 7:58
Dr. Jerry Graham & Roy Shire beat Greg Jarque & Jackie Nichols (subs for Wildman Fargo & Don Stevens) 2/3 in 32:52
Eric Von Hess beat Chief Big Heart in 12:55
Larry Hamilton beat Oyama Kato in 9:13
Bob Nandor beat Gino Garibaldi in 15:02
Skull Murphy beat Miguel Torres in 12:55
Att: 15,542, Gate: $42,419.20

5/17/57 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
Argentina Rocca beat Dick the Bruiser
George Drake drew Kurt Von Brawner
Al Massey drew Al Galento
Nick Roberts beat Babe Zaharias
Promoter: Paul Jones

5/25/57 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Gardens
Hans Schmidt & Dick The Bruiser beat Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski on a 3rd fall dq
1 Lisowskis won in 10:12
2 Schmidt & Bruiser in 11:03
3 The Lisowskis were dq'ed after 8:35 of the 3rd fall
Note: Taken from the Reggie "The Crusher" Lisowski Record Book published by George Lentz. George might have the complete card.

6/1/57 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Gardens
Dick the Bruiser beat Wilbur Snyder 3/3 to win the United States Heavyweight Title
1 Bruiser beat Snyder in 8:32
2 Snyder beat Bruiser in 7:05
3 Bruiser beat Snyder in 4:46
Sharon Lass beat Corrine Cordero 2/3
Sheik of Araby beat Jerry Christy
Angelo Poffo beat Billy Goelz
Pedro Godoy beat Zack Malkov
promoter: Fred Kohler
Note: In the Saturday, June 1, 1957 preview in the Chicago Daily Tribune, it specifically stated that Snyder was defending his United States Title against Bruiser.

6/5/57 Madison, WI @ Breese Stevens Field
Two Referees
Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski & Dick The Bruiser beat Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff & Sheik of Araby 2/3
1 The Volkoff & Sheik won
2 The Lisowskis & Bruiser won
3 The Lisowskis & Bruiser won
Billy Goelz beat Bronko Lubich 2/3
1 Goelz beat Lubich by submission.
2 Lubich beat Goelz by submission
3 Goelz pinned Lubich
Gino Angelo beat Jerry Gordet

6/8/57 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Arena
Dick the Bruiser dcor Wilbur Snyder in 3rd fall
1 Snyder beat Bruiser in 1:30
2 Bruiser beat Snyder in 10:10
3 Both men were counted out of the ring in 11:18
The Sheik of Araby beat Pedro Godoy
Jerry Christy beat Johnny Kace
Pete Kovac beat Don Cortez
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat Bozo Brown & Zack Malkov 2-0
promoter: Fred Kohler

6/12/57 Madison, WI @ Breese Stevens Field
Dick the Bruiser beat Angelo Poffo 2/3
Bill Melby & Jerry Christy beat Gino Angelo & Bozo Brown
Pedro Godoy drew The Sheik of Araby 30:00
Referee: Billy Schmae

6/13/57 Indianapolis, IN @ Midget Speedway
Wrestling Tournament
Wilbur Snyder beat Dick Afflis in the tournament final
Dick Afflis beat Bobby Managoff
Wilbur Snyder beat Stu Gibson
Bobby Managoff beat Lou Plummer
Dick Afflis beat Red Lyons
Stu Gibson beat Ian Campbell
Wilbur Snyder beat The Sheik of Araby
(matchmaker:  Dick Patton)
Note: The winner of the tournament was to meet NWA World Champion Lou Thesz next Thursday night.

6/15/57 Fort Wayne, IN @ Coliseum
Dick The Bruiser beat Mahmut Yodsef (sub Wilbur Snyder)
Farmer Don Marlin beat Maurice Roberre
Jerry Christy & Jack Allen beat Gino Angelo & Zack Malkov

6/19/57 Madison, WI @ Breese Stevens Field
Hans Schmidt beat Dick the Bruiser 2/3
Little Red Feather (sub Tiny Tim) beat Pee Wee James via pin in 19:00
Larry Chene & Pedro Godoy beat Jack Wilson & Danny Ferrazza 2-0

6/20/57 Indianapolis, IN @ Midget Speedway
Wilbur Snyder beat DickBruiser” Afflis (sub Lou Thesz) on a 3rd fall dq
American Tag Team Champions Stu Gibson & Lou Plummer drew Bill Longson & Bobby Managoff when the time limit expired in the 3rd fall
The Sheik of Araby beat Ian Campbell with a  sleeper hold in 11:00
matchmaker: Dick Patton
referee: Connie Marker
Notes: Thesz was in local promotions to appear and defend his world title against Snyder up through the day of the show. The report in the June 21 Indianapolis Star stated that Thesz was “hospitalized Wednesday night in Evansville after suffering head injuries in a match there. Physicians yesterday sent Thesz to his home in St. Louis to recuperate and his bookings for the next week were cancelled.” Also, the paper said “the Indiana State Athletic Commission yesterday suspsended Thesz until he can pass a physical exam.” Afflis was initially booked to wrestle Longson and Stu Gibson was to take on Bobby Managoff in singles matches. Ian Campbell was to wrestle Lou Plummer. Sheik was not booked to appear.

6/22/57 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Arena
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat Larry Chene & Roy McClarty 2/3
1 The Volkoffs won in 13:18
2 Chene & McClarty won in 8:14
3 Volkoffs won in 5:13
Pat O’Connor beat Aldo Bogni in 15:50
Dick the Bruiser beat Don Cortez in 12:13
Luis Martinez beat Jerry Christy in 21:30
Billy Goelz drew Danno McDonald 30:00

6/26/57 Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Forum
Edouard Carpentier & Andre Bollet ddq Tosh Togo & Great Togo in 3rd fall
The Togos had to fight their way out through the angry crowd, and were followed to their dressing room.
Johnny Rougeau beat Dick The Bruiser
Mike Paidousis drew Manuel Cortez
Joe Christie drew Bob Nandor
promoter: Eddie Quinn
referee: Sammy Mack
Att: 9,000+ fans

On Saturday, June 29, 1957, wrestling in Chicago appeared on channel 5 at 11:00. Dick the Bruiser wrestled Bill Melby and Art Neilson wrestled Bobby Nelson.

7/2/57 Menasha
Wilbur Snyder beat Dick The Bruiser dq

7/4/57 Milwaukee, WI @ South Side Armory
Dick The Bruiser beat Angelo Poffo
Larry Chene beat Stan Lisowski dq
Pedro Godoy & Luis Martinez beat Sheik of Araby & Gino Angelo

7/10/57 Fond Du Lac, WI @ Cow Palace
Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski & Dick The Bruiser beat Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff & Gypsy Joe  2/3 (sub Sheik of Araby)
1 Volkoffs & Joe won
2 Lisowskis & Bruiser won
3 Lisowskis & Bruiser won
Luis Martinez beat Don DeCortez 2/3 in 40:00
Referee: Zack Malkov

7/12/57 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Edouard Carpentier beat Dick the Bruiser Afflis
Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski beat Wilbur Snyder & Bill Melby (sub Verne Gagne)
Pedro Godoy beat Legs Langevin
Sheik of Araby beat Gino Angelo
Rose Roman beat Ada Ash

7/17/57 Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Delorimer Stadium
Killer Kowalski beat Gene Kiniski 2/3 to win Montreal World Title
Kiniski argued with referee Mike Mazurki.
Tosh Togo & Great Togo ddq Ernie Dusek & Emil Dusek
Yvon Robert beat Mike Paidousis
Andre Bollet drew Dick the Bruiser
Manuel Cortez beat Frank Valois dq
promoter: Eddie Quinn
referee: Mike Mazurki
att: 21,851
Notes: The Montreal Star on Saturday, July 13, 1957 mentioned that Wladek Kowalski tore Yukon Eric’s ear off with his knee-drop, and reportedly put “Stan Holleck of Detroit” out of the business with a “displaced neck vertebrae.” Quinn expected an attendance of 20,000 going into the event, and was successful in building the show into a summer happening.

7/24/57 Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Delormier Stadium
Special Referee: Yvon Robert
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Edouard Carpentier on a 3rd fall dq when Carpentier hit referee Yvon Robert.
Thesz used the ropes to protect his injured back.
Gene Kiniski beat Mike Mazurki in 12:23
Dick the Bruiser beat Billy Red Lyons
Andre Bollet & Paul Baillargeon beat Ernie Dusek & Emil Dusek
The Duseks argued after the loss.
Don Lutz beat Joe Christie
Larry Moquin beat Bob Legs Langevin
att: 15,931
promoter: Eddie Quinn
Notes: The Montreal Star reported that 10 days earlier, Thesz was in Fairbanks, Alaska, where he wrestled Sandor Szabo. It was the only match on the bill, drew a $20,000 gate, and he personally earned $5,000. He was said to have arrived in Montreal from Houston and was called “the most-travelled (sic) fellow in the business.” While making his way to Quebec, Thesz lost his luggage, somewhere between Dallas and Toronto, it was said, and had to find replacement wrestling gear. After the bout, Carpentier was quoted as saying that he shouldn’t lose his title because of the DQ and that he “thought Thesz acted miserably.” There was some confusion in the local Montreal press if Thesz had regained the NWA championship or if Carpentier retained on the technicality. NWA President Sam Muchnick ruled on the situation, saying that because of the DQ, Carpentier retained his National Wrestling Alliance backing. Bruiser was also booked in Madison, Wisconsin that night against Wilbur Snyder. Boris Volkoff took Bruiser's placeand lost to Snyder.

7/25/57 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada @ Auditorium
Great Togo & Tosh Togo ddq Andre Bollet & Edouard Carpentier in 3rd fall
Yvon Robert beat Dick The Bruiser COR in 7:28
Don Lutz beat Gypsy Joe in 11:00
Eddie Auger drew Bob Legs Langevin 20:00

7/27/57 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
NWA Champion Edouard Carpentier drew Antonino Rocca
US TV Champion Wilbur Snyder beat Dick The Bruiser dq
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat Pedro Godoy & Luis Martinez
Bill Melby beat Danno McDonald
att: 7,069 SRO

8/3/57 Angola, IN @ Buck Lake Ranch
Dick the Bruiser & Hans Schmidt Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff
Stan Lisowski vs Jack Allen
Pedro Godoy vs Jack Wilson

8/8/57 Denver, CO @ Auditorium Arena
Dick the Bruiser beat Great Bolo on a 3rd fall dq
1 Bruiser beat Bolo in 8:50
2 Bolo beat Bolo in 3:13
3 Bolo was dq'ed
Bob Elliott drew Jerry Woods when the 40 minute time limit exoired in the 3rd fall
Doll Paige bear Gypsy Rose 2/3
Elias Garcia beat Durango in 7:13
Tito Carreon drew El Diablo 15:00
promoter: Mike London
referee: Leo Bahl
Att: 2,000 fans

8/9/57 Miami Beach, FL @ Auditorium
Dick the Bruiser vs Whitey Whittler
Leo Wallach vs Ramon Cerna (likely Ramon Cernandes?)
Don Pollack vs Jerry Christy

8/16/57 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
NWA Champion Edouard Carpentier drew Lou Thesz when the 60 minute time limit expired in the 3rd fall
1 Carpentier beat Thesz in 33:28
2 Thesz beat Carpentier in 16:04
3 The 60 minute time limit expired before either man could score another fall
Hans Schmidt beat Sheik of Araby in 10:40
Dick the Bruiser beat Larry Chene in 11:45
Pat O'Connor beat Bob Legs Langevin in 14:30
Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski beat Pedro Godoy & Luis Martinez 2/3
promoter: Fred Kohler
referee: Jack Dempsey
Att: 8,237 fans

8/20/57 Hodgkins, IL @ Mance Park Speedway
Dick The Bruiser vs Hans Schmidt
Barbara Baker & Rose Roman vs Ramona Teselle & Corrine Cordero
Larry Chene vs Danno McDonald

8/21/57 Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Delormier Stadium
Special Referee: Jersey Joe Walcott
Gene Kiniski & Killer Kowalski beat Edouard Carpentier & Andre Bollet 2/3
Yvon Robert beat Emil Dusek
Don Lutz beat Ernie Dusek dq
Dick The Bruiser beat Billy Red Lyons
Manuel Cortez drew Maurice Vachon
promoter: Eddie Quinn
Referee: Jack Sharkey
att: 13,761
Notes: Jersey Joe Walcott was expected to arrive in Montreal on Wednesday, August 21 after working in the camp of Sugar Ray Robinson. Last night, he was in London, Ontario. This marked the final outdoor show of the season.

8/22/57 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada @ Auditorium
Referee Jack Sharkey
Don Lutz & Andre Bollet beat Great Togo & Tosh Togo on a 3rd fall dq
Dick The Bruiser beat Maurice LaPointe via pin in 16:00 after a series of piledrivers
Paul Baillargeon beat Vincent Lopez in 10:00 with a swinging full nelson
Gerry Turenne drew Gerald Dugas 20:00
Att: "2,500 fans"

8/28/57 Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Forum
Edouard Carpentier & Andre Bollet beat Gene Kiniski & Killer Kowalski on a 3rd fall dq
Dick the Bruiser beat Don Lutz in 18:00
Don Eagle beat Bob Legs Langevin
Larry Moquin beat Vincent Lopez
Frank Valois beat Mike Paidousis
att: 11,000

8/29/57 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada @ Auditorium
Referee Art LeGrand
Wladek Killer Kowalski ddq Dick The Bruiser in 3rd fall
1 Bruiser beat Kowalski in 12:54
2 Kowalski beat Bruiser in 7:28
3 Both men were dq'ed
Cowboy Bob Bradley & Tito Infante beat Pee Wee James & Tiny Roe in 21:00
Don Lutz beat Emile Dusek in 14:11
Ernie Dusek drew Manuel Cortez 20:00
Att: "2,000 mat addicts"

9/4/57 Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Forum
Wladek Kowalski & Gene Kiniski beat Tosh Togo & Great Togo 2-0
Bobby Managoff drew Dick The Bruiser
Larry Moquin beat Ernie Dusek dq
Don Lutz drew Emil Dusek
Paul Baillargeon beat Mike Paidousis
promoter: Eddie Quinn
Att: 9,000 fans
Notes: The Montreal Star estimated that Gene Kiniski was going to make $75,000 “or more” this year. He was reportedly the biggest attraction in Toronto in years.

9/5/57 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada @ Auditorium
Chicken Wire Fence Match
Wladek Killer Kowalski ddq Dick The Bruiser in 3rd fall
1 Kowalski pinned Bruiser in 6:15 after a body slam
2 Bruiser beat Kowalski in 7:00
3 Both wrestlers were dq'ed for fighting outside the ring
Bobby Managoff beat Tiger Tasker (sub Lee Henning) in 13:14
Paul Baillargeon beat Joe Christie dq in 18:00
Larry Moquin beat Mike Paidousis with a reverse full nelson in 15:27
Att: "close to 3,000 wrestling fanatics"

9/11/57 Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Forum
NWA Champion Edouard Carpentier beat Gene Kiniski on a 3rd fall walkaway COR Kiniski initially won the third fall, but it was found out that he had used the bottom rope for leverage.
The match continued, but Kiniski left the ring and refused to return.
Bobby Managoff beat Frank Valois in 14:00
Dick The Bruiser beat Don Lutz
Andre Bollet beat Joe Christie
Bob Legs Langevin drew Manuel Cortez
promoter: Eddie Quinn
referee: Danny Murray

9/12/57 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada @ Auditorium
Dick The Bruiser beat Bobby Managoff 2/3
1 Bruiser beat Managoff with an “upside down bear hug” in 8:47
2 Managoff beat Bruiser in 7:55
3 Bruiser pinned Managoff in 4:10
Joe Christie beat Don Lutz in 14:10
Billy Red Lyons beat Gypsy Joe dq in 9:00
Eddie Auger drew Al Korman 20:00
Att: “some 2,000 angry fans”

9/16/57 NY, NY @ MSG
Argentina Rocca curfew draw Edouard Carpentier 40:00
Ricki Starr beat Karl Von Hess dq in 5:15
Miguel Perez beat Larry Hamilton in 12:27
Dr. Jerry Graham & Roy Shire drew Mark Lewin & Donn Lewin when the 30 minute time limit expired in the 3rd fall
Dick The Bruiser beat Larry Moquin in 9:47
Eduardo Castillo beat Eric Von Hess in 5:10
Danny McShain drew Rey Urbano 10:00
Killer Kowalski vs Chief Big Heart
Felix Lamban vs Sandor Kovacs
Note: The last two matches did not take place due to the length of the main event.

9/18/57 Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Forum
NWA Champion Edouard Carpentier no contest Dick The Bruiser in 3rd fall
seven wrestlers had to pry Bruiser off Carpentier
Don Eagle beat Al Korman
Bobby Managoff beat Billy Red Lyons
Johnny Rougeau beat Bob Legs Langevin
Larry Moquin beat Gypsy Joe
promoter: Eddie Quinn

9/19/57 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada @ Auditorium
No Time Limit, Referee Art LeGrand
Bobby Managoff beat Dick The Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
1 Managoff beat Bruiser in 12:21
2 Bruiser beat Managoff in 4:10
3 Bruiser was dq'ed in 21 seconds after he reportedly scooped sand off the arena floor and tossed the sand into the eyes of Managoff and referee Legrand
Yvon Robert beat Al Korman in 9:21
Johnny Rougeau beat Joe Christie in 7:40
Eddie Auger drew Emile DuPre
Att: "some 2,000 furious mat enthusiasts"

9/21/57 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
Verne Gagne & Wilbur Snyder beat Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff
Pat O'Connor beat Angelo Poffo
Larry Chene beat Gino Angelo
Don Leo Jonathan no contest Dick The Bruiser
att: 6,723

9/25/57 Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Forum
Killer Kowalski & Dick The Bruiser beat Pat O'Connor & Bobby Managoff on a 3rd fall COR
During the third fall, Kowalski came out alone, saying that Bruiser was injured. Bruiser ran out and attacked O’Connor outside the ring, leading to the finish.
Johnny Rougeau dcor Tarzan Zorra
Manuel Cortez beat Al Korman
Joe Christie drew Billy Red Lyons
promoter: Eddie Quinn
Notes: Kowalski returned to Montreal from time in California. He said he had a “two week holiday.” Tarzan Zorra reportedly gained his “first fame in North Africa, has since been in Europe, Australia and Thailand.” The Montreal Star indicated that Johnny Rougeau was “pointing to become the successor to Yvon Robert.”

10/2/57 Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Forum
NWA Champion Edouard Carpentier beat Gene Kiniski when the referee halted action during the third fall because Kiniski “could no longer defend himself”
Dick The Bruiser dcor Bobby Managoff
Tarzan Zorra drew Andre Bollet 20:00
Johnny Rougeau beat Joe Christie
Emile Dupre beat Bob Legs Langevin
promoter: Eddie Quinn
referee: Danny Murray

10/3/57 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada @ Auditorium
Edouard Carpentier beat Dick The Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
1 Bruiser beat Carpentier with a reverse back stretch in 10:57
2 Carpentier beat Bruiser in 3:50
3 Bruiser was dq'ed in 3:00
Tarzan Zorra beat Bobby Managoff dq in 16:10 when Bobby slugged the referee
Yvon Robert beat Frank Valois in 10:27
Eddie Auger drew Bob Legs Langevin 20:00
Att: “Well over 3,000 wrestling addicts”

10/9/57 Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Forum
Killer Kowalski & Dick Afflis beat Pat O'Connor & Bobby Managoff 2/3
Managoff initially won the third fall over Bruiser, but was disqualified after he pushed the referee and continued to attack his opponent.
Bruiser carried a small table into the ring, but Managoff grabbed it.
The newspaper reported that this melee continued for 10 minutes.
Manuel Cortez beat Gene Dubuque
Tarzan Zorra beat Frank Valois
Ovila Asselin drew Eddie Auger
Larry Moquin drew Jim Bernard
promoter: Eddie Quinn
referees: Ray Belec, Barney Tucker
Notes: The main event was staged at 9:00, reportedly the earliest a main event had ever been staged in Montreal. Television began at 10:00, which was changed from 9:00.

10/10/57 Washington DC
Antonino Rocca beat Skull Murphy COR 17:00
Tarzan Kowalski beat Luis Martinez
Dick Afflis beat Aldo Venturi
Yukon Eric beat Soldier Barry via pin
Danny McShain beat Luis Martinez

10/15/57 NY, NY @ MSG
Argentina Rocca & Miguel Perez beat Killer Kowalski & Dick The Bruiser 2-0, 1st fall by dq
Yukon Eric beat Skull Murphy in 11:26
Danny McShain beat Donn Lewin in 12:42
Dr. Jerry Graham & Roy Shire beat Luis Martinez & Eduardo Castillo 2/3 in 33:12
Ludvig Von Krupp beat Cowboy Rocky Lee in 6:09
Paul Berger beat Rey Urbano in 9:08

10/16/57 Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Forum
Pat O'Connor & Bobby Managoff beat Killer Kowalski & Dick The Bruiser 2/3
Johnny Rougeau beat Gene Dubuque
Mariano Califfa drew Maurice Vachon
Tarzan Zorra beat Emile Dupre
Mighty Ursus beat Manuel Cortez in 17:00
promoter: Eddie Quinn
referee: Jersey Joe Walcott
Att: 7,000 fans

10/17/57 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada @ Auditorium
Special Referee: Jersey Joe Walcott
Bobby Managoff & Yvon Robert vs Dick The Bruiser & Wladek Kowalski 2/3
Tarzan Zorro vs Manuel Cortez
Mighty Ursus vs Frank Valois
Jim Bernard vs Johnny Rougeau

10/25/57 Moline, IL @ Wharton Field House
Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski vs Dick The Bruiser & Don McClarty
Notes: Card canceled due to flu epidemic. Note: Taken from the Reggie "The Crusher" Lisowski Record Book published by George Lentz. George might have the complete card.

10/26/57 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
Penalty Belt Match
Don Leo Jonathan beat Verne Gagne
Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski beat Larry Chene & Carl Engstrom
Wilbur Snyder & Dick The Bruiser beat Angelo Poffo & Bronko Lubich
Mae Weston beat Rose Roman
att: 5,289

10/30/57 Madison, WI @ Dane County Fairgrounds Arena
6 Man Battle Royal opened the card and determined the night's bouts
Tony Silipini beat Dick the Bruiser dq after Bruiser won the first fall
Billy Goelz beat Angelo Poffo when Bronko Lubich hit Goelz with a cane
Bobby Managoff beat Gino Angelo via pin
US Women's Champion Barbara Baker vs Sharon Lass
Referee: Einar Olsen.
Note: Tony Silipini and Angelo Poffo were subs for The Sheik of Araby and Larry Chene

11/6/57 Benton Harbor, MI @ Armory
US Champion Wilbur Snyder beat Dick the Bruiser on a reverse decision 3rd fall dq
1 Snyder beat Bruiser with an abdominal twist in 10:00
2 Bruiser beat Snyder with a piledriver.
3 Snyder could not continue; Bruiser was declared the winner, but then was disqualified by referee Frank Scoma when Bruiser tried to continue
Tony Sillipini beat Gino Angelo 2-0
Doug Lindsey (sub Bad Boy Joe) no decision Johnny Gilbert when both wrestlers were KO'ed after colliding

11/7/57 Denver, CO @ Auditorium Arena
United States Champion Verne Gagne beat Rip Rogers 2/3
1 Rogers beat Gagne in 10:08
2 Gagne beat Rogers in 5:20
3 Gagne beat Rogers in 6:43
Rogers was billed as the Southwest Champion
Bob Elliott beat Dick the Bruiser 2/3 utc
1 Bruiser beat Elliott in 15:17
2 Elliott beat Bruiser in 40 seconds
3 Bruiser was unable to continue due to a injured back
Jim Wright beat Jerry Woods in 22:50
Juan Garcia drew Danno McDonald 20:00
promoter: Mike London
Att: 2,600 fans

11/9/57 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Arena
Dick The Bruiser & Angelo Poffo beat Wilbur Snyder & Bobby Managoff

11/12/57 Hammond, IN @ Civic Center
Dick the Bruiser vs Bobby Managoff
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff vs Pedro Godoy & Alberto Godoy
The Sheik vs George Drake

11/13/57 Benton Harbor, MI @ Armory
US Champion Wilbur Snyder vs Dick the Bruiser
Tony Sillipini vs George Drake
Lou Eisenhart & Tim Hampton vs Dave Moore & Roy Greenlee
Note: November 14 paper is missing.

11/14/57 Indianapolis, IN @ The Armory
Wilbur Snyder beat Dick Afflis on a 3rd fall dq
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat George Drake & Carl Engstrom 2/3
Bobby Managoff beat Gino Angelo in 15:00
matchmaker: Dick Patton
referee: Connie Marker
Notes: The local press built up the Snyder-Afflis match as a bout between ex-football stars. “Snyder did his grid chores for Utah University before entering Canadian pro ball, while Afflis, a former Shortridge athlete, starred with Purdue, Nevada, and the pro Green Bay Packers.”

11/19/57 NY, NY @ MSG
Argentina Rocca & Edouard Carpentier beat Dick The Bruiser & Dr. Jerry Graham (sub Killer Kowalski)
Miguel Perez beat Danny McShain utc in 14:38
Pat O'Connor drew Don Eagle 20:00
Ludvig Von Krupp & Karl Von Hess drew Luis Martinez & Edouard Castillo when the time limit expired in the 3rd fall
Skull Murphy beat Great Scott in 11:45
Chief Big Heart beat Paul Berger in 7:30
Felix Lamban (sub Dr. Jerry Graham) beat Legs Langevin in 5:20
Att: 12,987, Gate: $38,153
Note: This was the night of the riot and Bruiser being suspended for life at MSG is a myth. In reality Rocca and Graham were fined $1000 each. Bruiser was fined $500. Carpentier was fined $100.

11/21/57 Indianapolis, IN @ The Armory
penalty belt match, both men were penalized and forced to wear the belt
Wilbur Snyder beat DickBruiser” Afflis on a 3rd fall COR
Billy Two Rivers beat Don DeCortez in 3:00
Bobby Managoff beat The Sheik of Araby dq in 12:00
matchmaker: Dick Patton
referee: Connie Marker
announcer: Ed Smith
Notes: According to the November 21, 1957 edition of the Indianapolis Star, “pro wrestling will unveil a new penalty method at the Armory tonight; The Indiana State Athletic Commission has granted matchmaker Dick Patton the right to give the penelty belt a trial run in tonight’s rematch [between Afflis and Snyder]; The belt can be applied in 30 seconds and is called into play when a contestant commits a major foul.

Once clamped into place, the belt restricts the offending matman to the use of only one arm. First infractions call for a one minute belt penalty.  Subsequent periods are for two and three minutes."

11/23/57 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Arena
Dick the Bruiser drew Bobby Managoff
Wilbur Snyder beat Angelo Poffo
Carl Engstrom beat Roy Rogers
Ivan the Terrible beat Johnny Gilbert
Alberto Godoy & Pedro Godoy beat Duke Demitri & Ned Taylor

11/25/57 Hammond, IN @ Civic Center
Wilbur Snyder & Alberto Godoy & Pedro Godoy vs Dick the Bruiser & Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff
Bobby Managoff vs Angelo Poffo
Bronko Lubich vs Buddy Hack
NOTE: Hammond Fraternal Order of Police Youth benefit show ... This is the organization which a young Dorrance (Dory) Funk served as treasurer during its founding year, 1936

11/27/57 Madison, WI @ Dane County Fairgrounds Arena
Don Leo Jonathan beat Dick the Bruiser 2/3
1 Bruiser beat Jonathan
2 Jonathan beat Bruiser after a Mormon Sycle
3 Jonathan pinned Bruiser
Tony Silipini & Jack Allen (sub Jerry Woods) beat Don DeCortez & The Sheik of Araby (sub Gino Angelo)
Joan Ballard beat Barbara Baker in 14:00
Referee: Einar Olsen

11/28/57 Indianapolis, IN @ The Armory
DickBruiser” Afflis ddq The Sheik of Araby
Nicoli Volkoff beat Bobby Managoff on a 3rd fall COR
Rose Roman beat Ramona TeSelle 2/3 in the finals of a five girl wrestle royal
(number eliminated: Barbara Baker, Sharon Lass, Joan Ballard)
Sharon Lass beat Joan Ballard via pin in 10:00 with an airplane spin
matchmaker: Dick Patton
referee: Harry Burris
Att: 2,200 fans
Notes: Special Thanksgiving show. The five girl wrestle royal was said to be the first in Indianapolis wrestling history.

12/4/57 Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Forum
Johnny Rougeau beat Andre Bollet (sub Edouard Carpentier) 2/3
1 Bollet beat Rougeau
2 Rougeau beat Bollet in 48 seconds
3 Rougeau beat Nollet
Bearcat Wright drew Dick the Bruiser
Manuel Cortez drew Danny McShain
Larry Moquin beat Maurice Vachon dq
Ovila Asselin beat Angelo Savoldi dq
promoter: Eddie Quinn
Note: Edouard Carpentier reportedly was stuck in New York due to bad weather.

12/5/57 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada @ Auditorium
Edouard Carpentier & Andre Bollet vs Danny McShain & Dick The Bruiser 2/3
Bearcat Wright vs Angelo Savoldi 30:00
Manuel Cortez vs Bob Legs Langevin
Ovila Asselin vs Gerry Terenne

12/9/57 NY, NY @ MSG
Argentina Rocca & Miguel Perez beat Dr Jerry Graham & Danny McShain on a 3rd fall dq in 25:19
Killer Kowalski beat Mark Lewin in 5:50
Dick The Bruiser beat Donn Lewin in 9:32
Chieg Big Heart dcor Chris Tolos in in 6:35
Don Eagle drew John Tolos
Roy Shire beat Edouard Castillo in 13:04
Felix Lamban beat Skull Murphy in 12:17
Luis Martinez beat Ludwig Von Krupp in dq in 9:30
Att: 9,264, gate: $24,866.34

12/11/57 Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Forum
Special Referee: Jack Sharkey
Montreal World Champion Killer Kowalski beat Johnny Rougeau
Bearcat Wright drew Dick the Bruiser
Maurice Vachon beat Sandor Kovacs
Larry Moquin ddq Danny McShain
Manuel Cortez beat Angelo Savoldi
promoter: Eddie Quinn
Notes: Bruiser was also scheduled to wrestle Antonino Rocca in Racine, WI that night. Nicoli Volkoff subbed for Bruiser in Racine. It was reported that Kowalski was returning to action after several weeks in the hospital.

12/12/57 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada @ Auditorium
Referee Jack Sharkey
Wladek Kowalski & Dick The Bruiser vs Bearcat Wright & Johnny Rougeau 2/3
Danny McShain vs Sandor Kovacs
Andre Bollet vs Manuel Cortez
Ovila Asselin vs Angelo Savoldi

12/13/57 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Argentina Rocca drew NWA Champion Edouard Carpentier
Dick the Bruiser (sub Don Leo Jonathan) beat Wilbur Snyder to win the United States Heavyweight Title
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat Alberto Godoy & Bobby Managoff
Pat O'Connor beat Bob Legs Langevin
Billy Two Rivers beat Harry Lewis
promoter: Fred Kohler
Att: 6,028 fans, gate: $14,620
Note: According to Wrestling Life magazine and other sources, Bruiser and Snyder traded the U.S. Title on Saturday, December 14, 1957, but that date is wrong.

12/14/57 Omaha, NE @ Civic Auditorium
Verne Gagne beat Dick the Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
1 Gagne beat Bruiser
2 Bruiser beat Gagne with a backbreaker
3 Bruiser was dq'ed for hitting the referee
Bruiser went wild following the decision and Jack Pesek, Ernie Dusek and Thor Hagen ran to the ring to help quelm the fighting
Karl Von Hess beat Joe Hamilton in 15:56
Jack Pesek beat Lou Plummer in 9:20
promoter: Joe Dusek
referee: Tom Novak
Att: 4,165 fans

12/16/57 Hammond, IN @ Civic Center
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff vs Dick the Bruiser & The Sheik
Bobby Managoff vs Gino Angelo
Alberto Godoy vs Jack Wilson

12/18/57 Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Forum
Edouard Carpentier & Bearcat Wright ddq Wladek Kowalski & Danny McShain (sub Dick The Bruiser)
1 McShain pinned Wright
2 Wright pinned McShain
3 Both teams were dq'ed
Andre Bollet ddq Maurice Vachon
Larry Moquin beat Angelo Savoldi
Manuel Cortez drew Bob “Legs” Langevin
promoter: Eddie Quinn
referees: Sammy Mack, Paul Pierard
Att: 4,000+ fans
Note: Dick the Bruiser reportedly was stuck in Chicago

12/19/57 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada @ Auditorium
No Time Limit
NWA Champion Edouard Carpentier vs Danny McShain 2/3
Dick The Bruiser vs Bearcat Wright 2/3
Johnny Rougeau & Manuel Cortez vs Angelo Savoldi & Maurice Vachon
Bob Legs Langevin vs Larry Moquin
Note: Carpentier billed as NWA Champion in advertisement.

12/27/57 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada @ Civic Auditorium
Two Referees Harold Nelson & Red Eakin               
Fabulous Kangaroos Al Costello & Roy Heffernan beat Atomic Blonds Johnny Valentine & Chet Wallick on a 3rd fall dq
1 Heffernan pinned Valentine in 10 seconds. Johnny had been hit with a bommerang before the match began.
2 Valentine pinned Hefferan in 24:00
3 Valentine was dq’ed for net letting Costello back into the ring
Verne Gagne beat Sonny Myers in 20:00 with a Sleeper Hold
Johnny Valentine (sub Bruiser Afflis) beat Thor Hagen via pin in 19:20 after Thor missed a drop kick
Don Leo Jonathan beat Jack Pesek in 18:00 with a backbreaker
Att: “2,500 fans”
Note: The December 28, 1957 edition of the Winnipeg Free Press stated Bruiser "had the flu."

12/28/57 Omaha, NE @ Civic Auditorium
Dick the Bruiser beat Don Leo Jonathan
1 Bruiser beat Jonathan in 14:01
2 Jonathan beat Bruiser
3 Bruiser beat Jonathan
after the match, Jonathan cut his opponent’s head open and Bruiser needed 7 stitches
United States Champion Verne Gagne beat Ernie Dusek in 24:50
Thor Hagen beat Angelo Silipini in 20:15
Bobby Bruns beat Tommy O’Toole in 15:11
promoter: Joe Dusek
announcer: Ed Morgan
att: 5,614 fans, gate: $6,324

Credit to the usual suspects including Don Luce Montreal, Rich Tate and Becky Taylor Georgia, JMK Hammond, George Lentz Wisconsin and Benton Harbor, Tim Hornbaker Indianapolis, Fred Hornby and Scott Teal MSG, Washington DC Ron Witmer and Baltimore Steve Johnson. I found the Ottawa results myself on google news awhile back. There might be more of them.

Note: Corrected some typos and spelling errors.

Note: Added one more card from a Chicago suburb called Hodgkins. Also added some info about Bruiser being double booked on 12/11/57.

Time to move on to 1958.

Note: Added 3 Denver cards from Tim Hornbaker.

Note: Added one Chicago Marigold card from Redman.

Note: Made some more well needed edits.

Note: Added two Miami Beach listings and one partial result from New Haven, CT

Note: Added a bunch of fall listings

Note: Added even more fall listings

Note: Added results to some of the Ottawa lineups

Note: Added multiple listings from George Lentz, JMK and Tim Hornbaker.

Note: Corrected some typos and the like.

Note: Added a few cards and made even more corrections.

Note: Did more edits and added the complete 12/9/57 MSG card.

Note: Added three Florida cards from Kriss.

Note: Added a Rome, GA lineup from Fantasmagori.

Note: Added a few more Ottawa, Ontario, Canada cards.

Note: Added a Chicago card from Fantasmagori.

Note: Added a Winnipeg card that Bruiser no showed.

Note: Added Indiana cards from Tim Tassler



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clawmaster wrote: Now I'll go to newspaperarchive.com and see if I can dig up anything else. I'll also look at George Lentz's Crusher Lisowski record book to see if there is any more stuff there.

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1/4/58 Omaha, NE @ Civic Auditorium
Texas Death Match
Dick The Bruiser beat Don Leo Jonathan in 7th fall
NWA Nebraska/Iowa Tag Team Champions Ernie Dusek & Emile Dusek beat Mike DiBiase & Bobby Bruns
Women's Champion Lorraine Johnson beat Kay Noble
Ernie Dusek drew Mike DiBiase
promoter: Joe Dusek
Att: 6,903 fans, gate: $7,491

1/7/58 Lake Worth, FL @ American Legion Arena
Enrique Torres beat Dick the Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
1 Bruiser pinned Torres in 13:00
2 Torres beat Bruiser in 9:00 with a flying body scissors
3 Bruiser was dq'ed for knocking the referee down
China Mira beat Jeanette Collins in 21:00
Tito Infante beat Irish Jackie 2/3

1/8/58 Miami, FL @ Biscayne Arena
Dick the Bruiser vs Sandor Kovacs
Nick Roberts vs Ike Eakins
Judy Glover vs Kathy Starr

1/9/58 Fort Lauderdale, FL @ War Memorial Auditorium
Special Referee Joey Maxim
Dick the Bruiser vs Ike Eakins
Only match listed on clipping

1/10/58 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada @ Civic Auditorium
Hard Boiled Haggerty & Joe Pazandak beat Fabulous Kangaoos Al Costello & Roy Heffernan 2/3
1 Haggerty pinned Heffernan in 13:00
2 Costello beat Pazandak
3 Pazandak pinned Heffernan
Johnny Rougeau beat Chet Wallick dq in 15:00
Bruiser Afflis beat Farmer Don Marlin via pin in 10:20 after a piledriver
Red Bastien drew Thor Hagen 20:00

1/11/58 Omaha, NE @ Civic Auditorium
World Title Claimant Edouard Carpentier beat Dick the Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
1 Carpentier beat Bruiser in 8:55
2 Bruiser beat Carpentier in 12:55
3 Bruiser was dq'ed when hit the referee with a steel chair
Thor Hagen beat Legs Langevin 2/3
Emile Dusek beat Red McIntyre
Sonny Myers beat Jim Lake
Promoter: Joe Dusek
Att: 4,910 fans, gate: $5,660

1/13/58 Tampa, FL @ Fort Homer Hesterly Armory
Don Eagle beat Dick the Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
Enrique Torres beat Jerry Turenne
Tito Infante & Corrine Cordero (sub Barbara Baker) beat Irish Jackie & Kathy Starr (sub Jeanette Collins)
Att: "crowd estimated at more than 2,000 fans"

1/14/58 Lake Worth, FL @ Legion Arena
Enrique Torres beat Dick the Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
Tiny Tim & Helen Hild beat Pee Wee James & Kathy Starr
Helen Hild beat Kathy Starr dq
Att: "more than 1,000 fans"

1/15/58 St. Petersburg, FL @ National Guard Armory
Dick the Bruiser double knockout Enrique Torres in 3rd fall
Tiny Tim & Tito Infante beat Pee Wee James & Irish Jackie
Nick Roberts beat John Smith in 11:00

1/17/58 Miami Beach, FL @ Auditorium
Edouard Carpentier beat Dick the Bruiser on a 3rd fall COR
Helen Hild beat Dot Dotson in 21:00
Tito Infante beat Irish Jackie 2/3

1/18/58 Bradenton, FL @ Armory
Dick the Bruiser vs Ray Villmer
Southern Women's Champion Judy Glover vs Corrine Cordero
BlackJack Dilon vs Jerry Turenne

1/20/58 Sarasota, FL @ Legion Arena
Dick the Bruiser vs Ted Christy
ref for match is Doran O'Hara
Jerry Christy vs Harry Smith (sub John Smith)
Southern Women's Champion Judy Glover vs Corrine Cordero

1/21/58 Fort Myers, FL @ National Guard Armory
Ted Christy & Jerry Christy beat Dick the Bruiser & John Smith on a 2nd fall COR, 1st fall by dq
Miss Dot Dotson beat Miss Mae Marston (Weston?) 2/3
Jerry Christy drew John Smith

1/24/58 Miami Beach, FL @ Auditorium
Enrique Torres beat Dick the Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
Mr. Moto beat John Smith in 23:00
Judy Glover beat Dot Dotson 2/3 in 27:00
Promoter: Chris Dundee

1/25/58 Bradenton, FL @ Armory
Dick the Bruiser vs Ray Villmer
Miss Barbara Baker vs Miss Dot Dotson
Larry Williams vs Tony Martinelli

1/27/58 Sarasota, FL @ Legion Arena
Ted Christy beat Dick the Bruiser on a 2nd fall dq, 1st fall by dq as well
Miss Barbara Baker beat Miss Kathy Starr (sub Miss Corrine Cordero) 2/3
Jerry Turenne beat Larry Williams (sub Pete Managoff)

1/31/58 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
World Heavyweight Champion Edouard Carpentier beat Don Leo Jonathan 2/3
1 Carpentier beat Jonathan 17:10
2 Jonathan beat Carpentier in 11:10
3 Carpentier beat Jonathan in 9:45
Dick the Bruiser dcor Wilbur Snyder in 3rd fall
1 Snyder beat Bruiser in 1:10
2 Bruiser beat Snyder in 11:35
3 double countout in 7:15
Bobby Managoff & Pat O'Connor & Tony Sillipini beat Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski & Ivan The Terrible 2/3
Bob Konovosky beat Bob Legs Langevin
promoter: Fred Kohler
Att: 5,513 fans, gate: $15,206.20

2/1/58 Omaha, NE @ Civic Auditorium
Edouard Carpentier beat Dick the Bruiser 2/3
1 Bruiser beat Carpentier in 10:40
2 Carpentier beat Bruiser in 7:20
3 Carpentier beat Bruiser in 5:06
During the match, a member of the audience was allowed two punches on the Bruiser while he was being held by four police officers. The punches formed a welt above his left eye and drew blood from his mouth
Hans Schmidt beat Thor Hagen by submission
Sonny Myers beat Legs Langevin
Ronnie Etchison beat Lee Henning in 18:03
promoter: Joe Dusek
Att: 4,221 fans, gate: $4,985

2/3/58 Tampa, FL @ Fort Homer Hesterly Armory
Winners Takes All
Chief War Eagle & Don Eagle beat Jack Vansky & Dick The Bruiser in overtime
Tony Martinelli beat Duke Keomuka dq when Keomuka used an illegal sleeper hold
Chris Zaharias drew Alberto Torres
att: "Tampa's largest wrestling crowd about 4,000 brave souls"

2/7/58 Miami Beach, FL @ Auditorium
Mr Moto beat Dick The Bruiser dq
Sandor Kovacs & Tony Martinelli beat Ernie Dusek & Pete Man Mountain Managoff
Helen Hild beat Betty Hawkins

2/8/58 Dade City, FL @ Armory
Dick The Bruiser vs Ray Villmer 2/3 60:00
Duke Keomuka vs Tony Martinelli 2/3 45:00
Barbara Baker vs Betty Hawkins 30:00

2/10/58 Tampa, FL @ Fort Homer Hesterly Armory
Giant Gasparilla Wrestling Card
Edouard Carpentier vs Dick The Bruiser
Duke Keomuka vs Ray Villmer
Nell Stewart & Betty Hawkins vs Judy Glover & Barbara Baker

2/21/58 Omaha, NE @ Civic Auditorium
Dick The Bruiser beat Hans Schmidt on a 3rd fall dq when Schmidt hit the referees, first Jerry Adam, then Johnny Lehl with a chair
Ivan The Terrible beat Thor Hagen
Sonny Myers beat Rip Hawk 2/3
Jack Pesek drew Bull Montana
promoter: Joe Dusek
referees: Jerry Adam, Johnny Lehl
Att: 6,760 fans, gate:  $7,288

2/24/58 NY, NY @ MSG
Argentina Rocca & Miguel Perez beat Chris Tolos & John Tolos 2/3 in 20:51
Edouard Carpentier beat Dick The Bruiser in 9:30
Ricki Starr beat The Sheik in 6:30
Pat O'Connor drew Killer Kowalski 20:00
Bolo Hakawa beat Paul Berger in 5:45
Luis Martinez drew Karl Von Hess 10:00
Ludwig Von Krupp beat Felix Lamban in 5:38
Roy Shire beat Edouard Castillo in 11:22
Jesse James drew Ace Freeman 10:00

2/27/58 Sheboygan, WI @ Armory
Verne Gagne beat Reggie Lisowski 2/3
1 Gagne beat Lisowski
2 Lisowski  beat Gagne
3 Gagne beat Lisowski
Dick The Bruiser beat Stan Lisowski
Rose Roman & Sharon Lass beat Ada Ash & Ramona TeSelle
Att: "One of the largest crowds to attend a sporting spectacle in town for anything save North-Central basketball games"

2/28/58 St. Joseph, MO @ City Auditorium
Dick the Bruiser beat Thor Hagen 2/3
Don Curtis & Sonny Myers beat Bob Geigel & Otto “Baron” Von Krupp 2/3
Kay Noble beat Millie Stafford in 11:00
Danny O’Shocker beat Rip Hawk dq
promoter: Gust Karras
Att: 3,000 fans

3/1/58 Omaha, NE @ Civic Auditorium
Texas Death Match
Dick The Bruiser beat Hans Schmidt in 12th fall
Bruiser reportedly was fined $250 dollars for taking the match out of the ring
Jack Pesek drew Larry Hamilton
Bobby Bruns beat Jim Lake
Thor Hagen beat Frank Altman

3/5/58 Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Forum
World Title Claimant Edouard Carpentier no contest Mike Sharpe in 3rd fall
1 Sharpe beat Caroentier
2 Carpentier beat Sharpe
3 Referee Sammy Mack was knocked out and Ed Sharpe interfered. On behalf of Carpentier, Johnny Rougeau followed Ben to the mat and a fight ensued.
Dick the Bruiser ddq Tarzan Zorra
Ben Sharpe beat Manuel Cortez
Bearcat Wright beat Baron Gattoni
Larry Moquin beat Bob "Legs" Langevin
promoter: Eddie Quinn

3/6/58 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada @ Auditorium
No Time Limit, Referees Barney Turner & Art LeGrand
Wladek Kowalski & Dick The Bruiser ddq Ben Sharpe & Mike Sharpe in 3rd fall
1 Bruiser beat Ben Sharpe by submission
2 Ben Sharpe beat Bruiser by submission with a step over toe hold
3 Both teams were dq’ed
Bearcat Wright beat Bob Langevin in 11:21
Tarzan Zorro beat Baron Gattoni by submission
Manuel Cortez beat Yvon Racicot in 13:44
Att: “about 3,000 fans”

3/7/58 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Dick the Bruiser & Hans Schmidt beat Verne Gagne & Pat O'Connor 2/3
1 Bruiser & Schmidt won in 18:25
2 Gagne & O’Connor won in 7:40
3 Bruiser & Schmidt won in 8:06
Angelo Poffo beat Ivan The Terrible in 12:13
Bob Konovsky beat Ruffy Silverstein in 13:45
Alex Karras beat Chest Bernard in 3:41
Lulu Mae Provo & Ethel Johnson beat Babs Wingo & Betty White 2/3
promoter: Fred Kohler
Att: 4,150 fans, gate: $10,002.20
Note: The show drew the second smallest crowd in Fred Kohler’s nine year history of promoting professional wrestling at the International Amphitheater. The show also marked his Kohler’s 10,000th wrestling bout promoted.

3/12/58 Benton Harbor, MI @ Armory
Dick The Bruiser & Angelo Poffo vs Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff
Cowboy Carlson vs Bronco Lubich
Gypsy Joe vs Carl Engstrom

3/13/58 Kansas City, KS @ Memorial Hall
Bob Geigel beat Otto Von Krupp on a 3rd fall COR
Ronnie Etchison beat Dick the Bruiser by reverse decision
Lorraine Johnson & Millie Stafford beat Mary Jane Mull & Kay Noble 2/3
Don Curtis & Sonny Myers drew Rip Hawk & Bull Montana 30:00

3/14/58 St. Joseph, MO @ City Auditorium
United States Champion Verne Gagne beat Don Curtis 2/3
Dick the Bruiser beat Joe Dusek 2-0 when Dusek was unable to continue
Larry Hamilton & Sonny Myers beat Bob Geigel & Bull Montana
Joe Hamilton drew Danny O’Shocker 15:00
promoter: Gust Karras
Att: 3,500 fans
Note: No show on Friday, March 21, 1958 due to the Women’s National AAU Basketball Tournament.

3/15/58 Omaha, NE @ Civic Auditorium
US TV Champion Verne Gagne beat Dick the Bruiser
NWA Nebraska/Iowa Tag Team Champions Ernie Dusek & Emile Dusek beat Jack Pesek & Mike DiBiase
Ivan The Terrible beat Alberto Godoy
Jack Pesek beat Emile Dusek dq
promoter: Joe Dusek
referees: Johnny Ace, Lou Spandle
Att: 7,035 fans
Note: Evening show.

3/19/58 Madison, WI @ Dane County Fairgrounds Arena
World Champion Edouard Carpentier beat Dick the Bruiser on a 3rd fall COR
1 Bruiser beat Carpentier with an upside down submission
2 Carpentier pinned Bruiser
3 Bruiser was counted out of the ring
Bob Konovsky & Billy Goelz beat Legs Langevin & Bronco Lubich
Angelo Poffo beat Alberto Godoy via pin

3/20/58 Indianapolis, IN @ Armory
Bobby Managoff beat Boris Volkoff 2/3
DickBruiser” Afflis beat Jack Wilson in 11:00 with an upside down bearhug
Alberto Godoy beat Nicoli Volkoff dq in 9:00 when Volkoff used a piledriver, which was banned in Indiana
Sharon Lass beat Ramona TeSelle via pin in 19:00 after an airplane spin
matchmaker: Dick Patton
Notes: Lass was said to be from Tulsa. Wilson was from Chicago. Godoy was billed as being from South America.

3/22/58 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Arena
Dick the Bruiser beat Bobby Managoff on a 3rd fall dq
1 Bruiser beat Managoff in 19:57
2 Managoff beat Bruiser in 4:06
3 Managoff was dq'ed in 33:06
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat Bronko Lubich & Angelo Poffo 2/3
Cowboy Carlson beat Don Cortez
Gypsy Joe beat Bob Kappel
Alberto Godoy beat Jack Wilson
promoter: Fred Kohler
Att: 1,242 fans

3/26/58 Sheboygan, WI @ Armory
US Champion Dick The Bruiser double knockout Verne Gagne in 3rd fall
1 Bruiser beat Gagne
2 Gagne beat Bruiser
3 both men collapsed in the 3rd fall and were counted out by the referee
Gypsy Joe won a 6 Man Battle Royal with all wrestlers blindfolded by eliminating Don DeCortez
Ivan The Terrible beat Cowboy Carlson
Carl Engstrom & Billy Goelz beat Gypsy Joe & Don DeCortez 2/3

3/27/58 Indianapolis, IN @ Armory
DickBruiser” Afflis (sub Hans Schmidt) dcor Bobby Managoff in 3rd fall
Rose Roman beat The Lady Angel dq in 11:00
Bob Konovsky beat Ray Schaeffer in 25:00
Gypsy Joe beat Alberto Godoy in 17:00
matchmaker: Dick Patton
referee: Ralph Hamilton
Att: 2,300 fans
Notes: Affis was a late substitute for Hans Schmidt. According to the Indianapolis Star, Schmidt “had been sidelined by a severe attack of boils, an occupational hazard in the pro wrestling.”

3/28/58 St. Joseph, MO @ City Auditorium
Sonny Myers & Yukon Eric beat Dick the Brusier & Bob Geigel 2/3
Larry Hamilton beat Bull Montana 2/3
Montana was fined $25 for shoving the referee
Don Curtis beat Lee Henning
Joe Hamilton beat Frank Taylor dq
Bob Geigel drew Sonny Myers 15:00
promoter: Gust Karras
Att: 3,000 fans

3/29/58 Omaha, NE @ Civic Auditorium
Dick The Bruiser beat Yukon Eric dq when Eric attacked the referee Tom Novak, promoter Joe Dusek, and Deputy Athletic Commissioner Sam Vacanti
Ernie Dusek beat Sonny Myers 2/3 in 33:15
Mike DiBiase beat Frank Taylor
Bobby Bruns beat Bull Montana dq
promoter: Joe Dusek
referee: Tom Novak
Att: 5,440 fans, gate: $6,260

4/3/58 Milwaukee, WI @ South Side Armory
Angelo Poffo & Bronko Lubich beat Carl Engstrom & Jack Wilson
Dick The Bruiser no contest Ivan The Terrible
Alberto Godoy beat Gypsy Joe dq

4/5/58 Omaha, NE @ Civic Auditorium
Special referee Jersey Joe Walcott
Dick the Bruiser beat Yukon Eric 2/3
1 Eric beat Bruiser in 9:45
2 Bruiser beat Eric in 5:25
3 Bruiser beat Eric in 4:40
Walcott punched Bruiser with a right fist
Nebraska State Champion Jack Pesek drew Ernie Dusek when the time limit expired in the 3rd fall
1 Pesek beat Dusek in 21:05
2 Dusek beat Pesek in 7:40
3 The time limit expired in the 3rd fall before either man could score the victory
Mike DiBiase beat Lee Henning dq
Emile Dusek beat Johnny Ace in 14:12
promoter: Joe Dusek
Att: 5,124 fans, gate: $5,620

4/9/58 Racine, WI @ Memorial Hall
Dick The Bruiser vs Verne Gagne
Lady Angel vs Ada Ash
Billy Goelz vs Bronco Lubich
Bobby Managoff vs Alberto Godoy
Promoter: Einar Olsen

4/10/58 Indianapolis, IN @ Armory
DickThe Bruiser” Afflis beat Bill Longson on a 3rd fall COR
Nicoli Volkoff beat Johnny Gilbert in 19:00
Ada Ash beat Ramona TeSelle dq in 12:00
Boris Volkoff beat Doug Lindsey in 16:00
matchmaker: Dick Patton
referee: Lou Thomas
Note: Gilbert was said to be from Atlanta.

4/11/58 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Verne Gagne beat Dick the Bruiser 2/3 to win US Title
1 Bruiser beat Gagne in 13:20
2 Gagne beat Bruiser in 7:00
3 Gagne beat Bruiser in 4:12
Yukon Eric drew Hans Schmidt 30:00
Pat O'Connor & Bob Konovsky beat Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff dq
Rafael Alvarez beat Gypsy Joe in 12:14
Angelo Poffo drew Bobby Managoff 30:00
Lady Angel beat Sharon Lass in 2:00
promoter: Fred Kohler
Att: 6,640 fans, gate: $17,668.39

4/12/58 Omaha, NE @ Civic Auditorium
Yukon Eric & Verne Gagne ddq Dick the Bruiser & Hans Schmidt in 3rd fall when the decision was made by Nebraska State Deputy Athletic Commissioner Sam Vacanti after both teams attacked referees Adam and Lehl
Ernie Dusek beat Thor Hagen 2/3
Don Curtis beat Rip Hawk in 13:05, Curtis’ local debut
Emile Dusek drew Jack Pesek
promoter: Joe Dusek
referees: Jerry Adam, Johnny Lehl
Att: 6,360 fans, gate: $7,260

4/15/58 Sioux  City, IA
Dick Afflis beat Yukon Eric via pin
Ivan the Terrible beat Larry Hamilton
Alex Karras beat Chest Bernard

4/16/58 Des Moines, IA
Hans Schmidt beat Yukon Eric
Dick Afflis beat Jack Pesek
Alex Karras beat Ivan the Terrible
Chest Bernard beat Alberto Godoy

4/25/58 Fort Atkinson, WI @ Municipal Building
Dick The Bruiser vs Bobby Managoff
Billy Goelz & Jack Allen vs Alberto Godoy & Jackie Nichols 2/3
Lady Angel vs Sharon Lass

4/26/58 Omaha, NE @ Civic Auditorium
World Tag Team Champions Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat Ernie Dusek & Emile Dusek
Dick the Bruiser beat Roy McClarty 2/3
Jack Pesek beat Frank Taylor in 16:20
Sonny Myers beat Larry Hamilton dq in 15:21

4/29/58 Hammond, IN @ Civic Center
Dick The Bruiser vs Ivan the Terrible
Hans Schmidt vs Bobby Managoff
Gypsy Joe vs Jackie Nichols
Bob Kappel vs Alberto Godoy

5/1/58 Kansas City, KS @ Memorial Hall
Yukon Eric beat Lee Henning 2/3
Lady Angel beat Penny Hawkins on a 3rd fall dq
Dick the Bruiser no contest Otto Von Krupp
Sonny Myers drew Billy Red Lyons 30:00
Joe Scarpa beat Rip Hawk
Att: 4,000
referees: Bobby Bruns and Lou Spandle
Note from Don Luce: There was a picture of Penny Hawkins. She doesn’t look like Betty Hawkins.

5/2/58 Omaha, NE @ Civic Auditorium
Antonino Rocca & Edouard Carpentier beat Dick The Bruiser & Ivan The Terrible 2/3, 2nd fall by dq
1 Bruiser beat Eric in 10:10
2 Bruiser and Ivan were dq'ed
3 Rocca beat Ivan in 4:05 with a backbreaker
Ernie Dusek beat Bobby Bruns 2/3
Alex Karras beat Harry Lewis in 5:00, Lewis was Rocca’s road agent
Jack Pesek beat Lee Henning dq in 16:32
Note: Special Friday night card
promoter: Joe Dusek
referees: Chest Bernard, Frank Taylor
Att: 4,272 fans, gate: $4,808
Note: That Friday morning, Mrs. Jack Pesek had twins, one boy and one girl.

5/3/58 Sioux City, IA TV
Dick Afflis beat Rip Hawk
Jack Pesek drew Chest Bernard

5/8/58 Milwaukee, WI @ South Side Armory
Dick The Bruiser beat Carl Engstrom by default
Farmer Don Marlin beat Don DeCortez
Billy Goelz beat Jack Wilson dq

5/10/58 Omaha, NE @ Civic Auditorium
Argentina Rocca beat Dick The Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
1 Rocca beat Bruiser in 11:05
2 Bruiser beat Rocca in 9:26
3 Bruiser was dq'ed
Hans Schmidt beat Thor Hagen 2/3
Ivan The Terrible beat Harry Lewis in 1:25
Emile Dusek drew Joe Scarpa
promoter: Joe Dusek
Att: 4,522 fans, gate: $5,280

5/13/58 Tampa, FL @ Municipal Auditorium
Dick the Bruiser vs Ray Villmer
Big Ike Eakins & John Paul Henning vs Gene Darval & Jack Vansky
John Paul Henning vs Jack Vansky
Gene Darval vs Big Ike Eakins
Att: 1,650

5/17/58 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Gardens
Dick the Bruiser drew Bobby Managoff when the 60 minute time limit expired in the 3rd fall
Farmer Don Marlin & Jackie Nichols beat Gypsy Joe & Jack Wilson 2/3
Billy Goelz beat Zack Malkov
Jack Allen drew Carl Engstrom
Rafael Alvarez beat Bob Kappel
promoter: Fred Kohler

5/22/58 Milwaukee, WI @ South Side Armory
Dick The Bruiser no contest Edouard Carpentier
Bob Konovsky beat Legs Langevin
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat Dick Kettle & Johnny Kace

5/23/58 Omaha, NE @ Civic Auditorium
Dick The Bruiser beat Ivan The Terrible 2/3
1 Ivan won the first fall in 3:25
2 Bruiser won the second in 7:05
3 Bruiser won the third in 7:20
Hans Schmidt beat Jack Pesek in 23:16
Roy McClarty beat Lee Henning 2/3
Thor Hagen beat Ricky Sexton in 28:05
Note: Special Friday night card
promoter: Joe Dusek
Att: 3,709 fans, gate: $2,994

5/24/58 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
Verne Gagne beat Dick The Bruiser (sub Edouard Carpentier) dq
Angelo Poffo & Bronko Lubich beat Billy Goelz & Bobby Managoff
Ethel Johnson & Lulu Mae Provo beat Betty Hawkins & Mary Reynolds
Jackie Nichols beat Jack Wilson
att: 3,716

5/29/58 Racine, WI @ Memorial Hall
Dick The Bruiser vs Hans Schmidt
Ethel Johnson & Lulu Mae Provo vs Jo Ann Juleniex & Betty Hawkins
Billy Goelz vs Jackie Nichols

6/1/58 Omaha, NE @ Civic Auditorium
US Champion Verne Gagne beat Dick the Bruiser 2/3
1 Gagne beat Bruiser with a clawhold
2 Bruiser pinned Gagne after a kneedrop
3 Gagne pinned Bruiser after smashing Bruiser with a chair
Ernie Dusek drew Roy McClarty 45:00
Jack Pesek beat Hans Hermann dq in 18:27
Att: 4,141
Notes: Another listing had an additional result Emile Dusek drew Thor Hagen. It was Appreciation Night with Ladies getting in free with paying adult.
promoter: Joe Dusek
referee: Jerry Adam
Att: 4,141 fans, 1,421 ladies

6/5/58 Fort Wayne, IN @ Coliseum
Verne Gagne beat Dick The Bruiser
Ada Ash beat Rose Roman
Handsome Jackie Nichols beat Jack Wilson

6/6/58 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Verne Gagne beat Hans Schmidt 2/3
1 Schmidt beat Gagne in 14:10
2 Gagne beat Schmidt in 8:40
3 Gagne beat Schmidt in 12:06
Wilbur Snyder beat Ivan The Terrible in 9:10
Dick the Bruiser beat Roy McClarty in 14:50
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat Bobby Managoff & Bob Konovsky 2/3
Billy Goelz drew Jackie Nichols
Rafael Alvarez beat Duke DeMetri
Shirley Strimple beat Ramona TeSelle
promoter: Fred Kohler
Att: 6,210 fans, gate: $15,210.88

6/12/58 Milwaukee, WI @ South Side Armory
Dick The Bruiser beat Angelo Poffo
Billy Goelz beat Bronco Lubich
Firpo Zbyszko beat Ivan The Terrible
Karl Karlsson beat Johnny Kace

6/18/58 Harlan, IA @ Fairgrounds
Dick The Bruiser vs Jack Pesek
Juanita Coffman vs Shirley Strimple
Roy McClarty vs Emil Dusek

6/19/58 Milwaukee, WI @ South Side Armory
Edouard Carpentier beat Legs Langevin
Farmer Humphrey beat Firpo Zbyszko
Dick The Bruiser beat Billy Goelz
Jackie Nichols beat Abe Coleman

6/20/58 Buffalo, NY @ Memorial Auditorium
Whipper Billy Watson beat Gene Kiniski
Verne Gagne drew Hans Schmidt
Dick "The Bruiser" Afflis beat Jackie Nichols
Ivan Kalmikoff & Karol Kalmikoff beat Wilbur Snyder & Vic Christy
Bob Orton beat Herb Gerwig
Paul Carpentier beat Red O’Malley
Steve “Mr. America” Stanlee drew Dan Miller

6/21/58 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
Two Referees
Verne Gagne & Edouard Carpentier beat Dick The Bruiser & Hans Schmidt
Angelo Poffo beat Farmer Don Marlin
Legs Langevin beat Danny Ferrazza
Midget match
Tiny Roe & Cowboy Bradley beat Irish Jackie & Ivan The Terrible
Att: 4,555

6/26/58 Fort Wayne, IN
Dick The Bruiser beat Angelo Poffo
Shirley Strimple beat Ada Ash
Swede Karlson & Farmer Don Marlin beat Ivan the Terrible & Bronco Lubich

6/28/58 Boston, MA @ Garden
NWA Champion Pat O'Connor vs Wladek Kowalski
Don Leo Jonathan vs Sammy Berg
Yukon Eric vs Joe Christy
Dick the Bruiser vs Guy Asselin
Roy Shire & Danny McShain vs Emile Dupre & Frank Scarpa
*Promoters: Eddie Quinn & Paul Bowser. Special Referee: Jack Dempsey.
*This comes from an article from the Lewiston, ME newspaper. The headline reads "Kowalski - O'Connor Top Mat Card at Portland Saturday" but the article always refers to Boston and the Boston Garden. I don't think there was a Garden in Portland.
Note: Maybe this was Bruiser's Garden debut not the card Tim Hornbaker found later in Boston.

7/3/58 Fort Wayne, IN
Dick The Bruiser & Hans Schmidt vs Angelo Poffo & Bronko Lubich
Farmer Humphrey vs Abe Coleman
Jackie Nichols vs Carl Engstrom
Note: Card rained out.

7/10/58 Fort Wayne, IN
Dick The Bruiser & Hans Schmidt vs Angelo Poffo & Bronko Lubich
Farmer Humphrey vs Abe Coleman
Jackie Nichols vs Carl Engstrom
Note: Card rained out.

7/11/58 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Dick the Bruiser beat Gorgeous George 2/3
1 Bruiser beat George in 5:05
2 George beat Bruiser in 58 seconds
3 Bruiser beat George in 6:10
Verne Gagne & Roy McClarty & Bobby Managoff beat Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff & Ivan The Terrible 2/3
Hans Schmidt beat Farmer Marlin in 18:55
Jackie Nichols beat Gypsy Joe dq in 18:10
Shirley Strimple beat Ada Ash in 12:25
Rafael Alvarez drew Billy Goelz 20:00
promoter: Fred Kohler
Att: 6,002 fans, gate: $14,705.68

7/12/58 New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Antonino Rocca & Miguel Perez beat Jerry Graham & Eddie Graham
Jackie Fargo & Don Stevens beat Bolo Hakawa & Mr. Puerto Rico 2-0
Pepe Chicarro vs Dick the Bruiser
Johnny Valentine vs Mark Lewin
Tito Infante & Little Beaver vs Sky Low Low & Tom Thumb
Al Costello vs Karl Von Hess
Roy Heffernan vs Gregory Jarque
Att: 14,750; Gate: $40,705

7/15/58 Toledo, OH @ Sports Arena
Dick the Bruiser & Hans Schmidt vs Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff 2/3 60:00
Rose Roman vs Ramona Teselle 2/3 60:00
Firpo Zbyszko vs Jackie Nichols
Promoter: Cliff Maupin

7/16/58 Des Moines, IA
Verne Gagne beat Dick The Bruiser

7/17/58 Fort Wayne, IN @ Zollner Stadium
Dick The Bruiser beat Gorgeous George
Gorgeous George beat Gypsy Joe
Gypsy Joe & Ivan The Terrible beat Farmer Don Marlin & Abe Coleman

7/18/58 Elkhorn, WI @ Stock Pavilion
Dick the Bruiser vs Jackie Nichols
Handicap Match
Farmer Humphrey vs Angelo Poffo & Bronko Lubich
Johnny Gilbert vs Roy Rogers

7/19/58 Angola, IN @ Buck Lake Ranch
Dick the Bruiser vs Karl Karlsson
Rose Roman & Carl Engstrom vs Ramona TeSelle & Zack Malkov

7/29/58 Toledo, OH @ Sports Arena
Dick the Bruiser vs Hans Schmidt 2/3 60:00
Rose Roman & Shirley Strimple vs Ada Ash & Ramona Teselle
Jackie Nichols vs Carl Engstrom
Promoter: Cliff Maupin

7/31/58 Milwaukee, WI @ South Side Armory
Verne Gagne beat Ivan The Terrible
Dick The Bruiser no contest Bobby Managoff
Hans Schmidt beat Roy McClarty
Firpo Zbyszko beat Don DeCortez

8/2/58 Angola, IN @ Buck Lake Ranch
Dick the Bruiser vs Gorgeous George Wagner
Gypsy Joe vs Johnny Gilbert
Roy McClarity vs Carl Engstrom

8/8/58 Chicago, IL @ Marigold Gardens
Verne Gagne beat Dick The Bruiser 2/3
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat Hans Hermann & Karl Karlson
Bobby Managoff beat Ivan The Terrible
Roy McClarty beat Legs Langevin
Farmer Marlin beat Gypsy Joe
Shirley Strimple beat Ramona TeSelle
att: 5,032

8/9/58 Omaha, NE @ Civic Auditorium
Special Referee: Fred Kohler
US Champion Verne Gagne beat Edouard Carpentier 2/3 to win Omaha World Title
1 Carpentier beat Gagne in 17:03
2 Gagne beat Carpentier with a sleeper hold in 11:25
3 Gagne beat Carpentier with a jackknife in 12:15
After the match, Nebraska State Athletic Commissioner C.N. Moon presented the championship belt to Gagne and Chuck Warren presented him with the All-American City Trophy
Dick The Bruiser & Hans Schmidt beat Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff 2/3 to win World Tag Title
Penny Banner beat Kay Noble 2/3
Danny Plechas beat Bob Legs Langevin
promoter: Joe Dusek
Att: 7,083 fans, gate: $9,095
Note: Chicago promoter Fred Kohler not only recognized the title switch, but refereed the match.

8/12/58 Toledo, OH @ Sports Arena
Texas Death Match
Dick the Bruiser vs Hans Schmidt
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff vs Carl Engstrom & Johnny Gilbert
Doug Lindsay vs Don Cortez
Promoter: Cliff Maupin

8/14/58 Fort Wayne, IN @ Zollner Stadium
Hans Schimdt vs Dick The Bruiser 
Bobby Managoff vs Doug Lindsey
Rose Roman beat Shirley Strimple
Note: First match completed. Rest of card rained out.

8/15/58 Elkhorn, WI @ Stock Pavilion
World Tag Team Champions Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff vs Dick the Bruiser & Hans Schmidt
Corrine Cordero vs Sharon Lass
Billy Goelz vs Carl Engstrom

8/20/58 Fort Wayne, IN
Gorgeous George dcor Dick The Bruiser as they fought into crowd
Bobby Managoff beat Hans Herrmann
Swede Karlson beat Carl Engstrom

8/21/58 South Bend, IN @ Playland Park
Verne Gagne vs Dick The Bruiser
Championship Tag Bout
Farmer Don Marlin & Bobby Managoff vs Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff

8/23/58 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
Handicap Match, Gagne must beat Gorgeous George twice in 30 minutes or Verne will have his head shaved
Verne Gagne beat Gorgeous George 1-0 30:00
1 Gagne beat George in 17:00
2 The 30 minute time limit expired so Verne had his head shaved. Gagne reportedly received 40% of the gate (3,627.80).
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat Bobby Managoff & Roy McClarty 2/3
1 Managoff & McClarty won
2 Volkoffs won
3 Volkoffs won
Dick The Bruiser beat Ivan The Terrible via pin in 9:00
Billy Goelz beat Gypsy Joe dq
Att: 4,815

8/28/58 Fort Wayne, IN
Gypsy Joe & Bobby Managoff beat Dick The Bruiser & Swede Karlson
Bobby Managoff beat Swede Karlson
Gypsy Joe beat Ray Schaefer

8/30/58 NY, NY @ MSG
Argentina Rocca & Miguel Perez beat Fabulous Kangaroos Al Costello & Roy Heffernan 2/3
Paul Anderson beat Dick The Bruiser
Mr Moto & Mr Hito beat Pepe Chicharro & Mr Puerto Rico
Johnny Valentine beat Bolo Hakawa
Enrique Torres beat Joe Christie
Larry Hamilton beat Tony Martinelli
Joe Hamilton beat Larry Moquin
Andre Bollet beat Greg Jarque
Att: 20,200

9/3/58 Benton Harbor, MI @ Armory
Referee Frank Scoma
Dick The Bruiser beat Gorgeous George 2-0, 1st fall by dq
1 GG was dq'ed in 12:00 for failure to release a hold
2 Bruiser beat GG in 6:00 with a full nelson
Karl Karlsson beat Johnny Gilbert
Lou Eisenhart & Tim Hampton beat Ray Greenlee & Sanford Smith

9/4/58 Toledo, OH @ Sports Arena
Dick the Bruiser & Hans Herman vs Gorgeous George & Swede Karlsson 2/3 60:00
Carl Engstrom vs Jackie Nichols 2/3 60:00
Gypsy Joe vs Bob Kappel 2/3 60:00
Promoter: Cliff Maupin

9/5/58 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Edouard Carpentier & Verne Gagne & Roy McClarty beat Dick the Bruiser & Hans Schmidt & Killer Kowalski
Bobby Managoff beat Karl Karlsson dq
Hans Hermann beat Farmer Marlin
Legs Langevin drew Gypsy Joe
Rose Roman & Mae Weston beat Ada Ash & Ramona TeSelle

9/10/58 Benton Harbor, MI @ Armory
Farmer Marlin beat Ivan The Terrible 2/3, 1st fall by dq
1 Ivan was dq'ed
2 Ivan beat Marlin
3 Marlin pinned Ivan after a mule kick
Dick The Bruiser dcor Bobby Managoff in 3rd fall
Tim Hampton beat Herman Funk
Lou Eisenhart beat John Hughes

9/11/58 Toledo, OH @ Sports Arena
Texas Death Match
Dick the Bruiser vs Hans Schmidt
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff vs Gypsy Joe & Ivan the Terrible
Roy McClarity vs Swede Karlsson

9/13/58 Angola, IN @ Buck Lake Ranch
Hans Schmidt vs Dick the Bruiser
Shirley Strimple vs Ada Ash
Pee Wee James vs Tito Infante
Al Warshawsky vs Jackie Nichols

9/15/58 Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Forum
Edouard Carpentier & Claude Dassary beat Ben Sharpe & Mike Sharpe on a 2nd fall dq
Dick the Bruiser beat Sandor Kovacs in 9:00
Mr. Moto beat Billy Red Lyons
Alberto Torres drew Andre Bollet
Mr. Hito drew Manuel Cortez
promoter: Eddie Quinn
referees: George Linnehan, Dan Murray
Att: 7,000 fans
Note: Linnehan was billed as the National Wrestling Alliance referee-in-chief.

9/17/58 Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Palais des Sports
Ben Sharpe & Mike Sharpe beat Paul Baillargeon & Pat O’Connor 2/3
Dick the Bruiser beat Billy Red Lyons
Manuel Cortez vs FrankValois
Sammy Berg vs Joe Christie
promoter: Eddie Quinn
corporation: Canadian Athletic Promotions

9/18/58 Cornwall, Ontario, Canada @ Arena
Dick The Bruiser vs Pat O’Connor
Joe Christie & Frank Valois vs Larry Moquin & Manuel Cortez
Billy Red Lyons vs Alberto Torres

9/22/58 Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Forum
Claude Dassary beat Dick the Bruiser on a 3rd fall COR
1 Dassary beat Bruiser
2 Bruiser beat Dassary
3 Bruiser was counted out of the ring while swinging at fans
Edouard Carpentier beat Mr. Moto 2-0
Pat O'Connor & Manuel Cortez beat Ben Sharpe & Joe Christie (sub Mike Sharpe) when O'Connor pinned Christie
Enrique Torres drew Paul Baillargeon
Larry Moquin beat Frank Valois
promoter: Eddie Quinn
Notes: Mike Sharpe was said to be injured. This card appears to be the end of Bruiser's run in Montreal during the late 1950s.

9/26/58 Gary, IN @ Memorial Auditorium
US Title Match
Verne Gagne vs Dick The Bruiser

10/1/58 Toledo, OH @ Sports Arena
Wilbur Snyder beat Dick the Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
1 Bruiser beat Snyder
2 Snyder beat Bruiser
3 Bruiser was dq'ed
Edouard Carpentier beat Legs Langevin 2/3
Carl Engstrom beat Zack Malkov (sub Jackie Nichols)
Alice Mason (sub Rose Roman) beat Ada Ash

10/2/58 Fort Wayne, IN @ Coliseum
Dick The Bruiser beat Bobby Managoff
Edouard Carpentier beat Hans Hermann
Wilbur Snyder beat Legs Langevin
Carl Engstrom drew Billy Goelz
Att: 3,153

10/4/58 Omaha, NE @ Civic Auditorium
World Tag Team Champions Dick The Bruiser & Hans Schmidt beat Verne Gagne & Edouard Carpentier 2/3
1 Bruiser beat Carpentier
2 Carpentier beat Bruiser
3 Schmidt beat Gagne
Schmidt was pinning Gagne in the final fall as Carpentier was pinning Bruiser and the referee declared the formers as being official.
The referees needed police protection from rabid fans as they were leaving the ring.
Ivan The Terrible beat Red McIntyre
Doug Gilbert beat Emil Dusek
Johnny Gilbert beat Legs Langevin
promoter: Joe Dusek
att: 4,245 fans, gate: $5,219.30

10/10/58 Buffalo, NY @ Memorial Auditorium
Hans Schmidt drew Bobo Brazil
Cowboy Bradley & Farmer McGregor beat Sky Low Low & Pee Wee James
Masked Marvel beat Steve Stanlee
Dick "The Bruiser" Afflis beat Danny Ferrazza
Ilio DiPaolo beat Firpo Zbyszko
Roy McClarty beat Karl “Killer” Kulaski

10/11/58 Omaha, NE @ Civic Auditorium
Five Referees
World Tag Team Champions Hans Schmidt & Dick The Bruiser drew Verne Gagne & Edouard Carpentier 60:00 no falls scored
Doug Gilbert beat Ivan The Terrible 2/3
Johnny Gilbert beat Ernie Dusek dq in 20:08 when Dusek hit the referee
Jack Pesek beat Legs Langevin in 15:05
promoter: Joe Dusek
Att: 3,766 fans, gate: $4,545

10/15/58 Toledo, OH @ Sports Arena
Dick the Bruiser vs Yukon Eric
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff vs Carl Engstrom & Ray Schaeffer
Johnny Kace vs Porferio Longoria

10/16/58 Fort Wayne, IN @ Coliseum
Bobby Managoff beat Dick The Bruiser dq
Yukon Eric beat Angelo Poffo
Nicoli Volkoff & Boris Volkoff beat Carl Engstrom & Billy Goelz
Att: 4,183

10/17/58 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Nicoli Volkoff & Boris Volkoff drew Verne Gagne & Edouard Carpentier
Yukon Eric no contest Dick the Bruiser
Bruiser smashed his opponent with two chairs and a ring turnbuckle
Wilbur Snyder beat Ivan the Terrible in 4:40
Bobo Brazil beat Bob Legs Langevin in 45 seconds
Jackie Fargo & Don Fargo beat Roy McClarity & Ray Schaefer in 27:10
Ricki Starr beat Ned Taylor in 5:50
promoter: Fred Kohler
referee: Andy Scott
Att: 5,053 fans, gate: $13,325

10/18/58 Omaha, NE @ City Auditorium
Texas Death Match, Winner gets match with Verne Gagne
Edouard Carpentier beat Dick The Bruiser
Nicoli Volkoff & Boris Volkoff beat Jack Pesek & Mike DiBiase
Kathy Starr beat Annette Palmer
Johnny Gilbert drew Emile Dusek

10/23/58 Milwaukee, WI @ South Side Armory
Billy Goelz & Martin Steel beat Jack Wilson & Johnny Kace
Farmer Don Marlin beat Dick The Bruiser dq
Lady Atlas beat Penny Walton

10/24/58 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
Title vs Hair Match
World Title Claimant Paul Anderson beat Don Lee
Ray Gunkel & Chief Little Eagle beat Freddie Blassie & Bob Shipp
Dick the Bruiser beat Frank Townsend

10/30/58 Fort Wayne, IN @ Coliseum
Dick The Bruiser beat Yukon Eric dq
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat Carl Engstrom & Farmer Don Marlin
Bobby Manangoff beat Angelo Poffo
Att: 8,066, Gate: $9,452

10/31/58 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
World Title Claimant Paul Anderson beat Dick the Bruiser
Ray Gunkel dcor Freddie Blassie
Farmer McGregor beat Tom Thumb
Chief Little Eagle beat Ivan Vansky

11/4/58 Indianapolis, IN @ Armory
Angelo Poffo beat Bobby Managoff 2/3
Dick the Bruiser beat Bill Longson
Wilbur Snyder beat Johnny Ace
Corrine Cordero beat Peggy King
promoter: Balk Estes
referee: Paul Mullin
Att: 3,300 fans, capacity
Notes: Season Opener. The facility was at 711 North Pennsylvania Street. According to the press report, “election returns will be announced between bouts,” during this show. Referee Mullin was from Richmond. Ace was said to be from St. Joseph and King from Nashville.

11/5/58 Lincoln, NE @ Pershing Auditorium
Paul Anderson beat Masked Marvel 2-0
World Tag Team Champions Dick the Bruiser & Hans Schmidt beat Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff
Kathy Starr beat Laura Martinez
Emil Dusek drew Johnny Gilbert
Att: 1,900

11/6/58 Cleveland, OH @ Arena
Hans Schmidt beat Dick the Bruiser dq
Verne Gagne drew Roy McClarty
Little Beaver & Tiny Tim beay Fuzzy Cupid & Irish Jackie
Att: 4,970

11/7/58 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat Dick the Bruiser & Hans Schmidt
Wilbur Snyder no decision Omaha & US Champion Verne Gagne in 32:40
Ricki Starr beat Bronco Lubich in 6:30
Paul Anderson beat Bozo Brown in 7:38
Angelo Poffo drew Bobby Managoff 30:00
Bobo Brazil beat Ned Taylor in 2:22
promoter: Fred Kohler

11/14/58 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
Paul Anderson beat Dick the Bruiser
Freddie Blassie beat Lou Klein
Chief Little Eagle & Tito Infante beat Don Lee & Tom Thumb

11/19/58 Cleveland, OH @ Arena
Verne Gagne beat Hans Schmidt dq
Dick the Bruiser beat Roy McClarty 2/3
Corinne Cordova beat Ramona TeSelle
Tony Marino beat Wally Greb
Doc Gallagher & Mike Gallagher beat Don Arnold & Ray McMurray
Att: 3,163

11/22/58 Omaha, NE @ Civic Auditorium
Omaha Champion Wilbur Snyder beat Dick The Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
Bruiser was cheered and Snyder was the heel.
Snyder went after Bruiser, Sam Vacanti and Joe Dusek after the match.
Bruiser was taken away by five police officers.
Nebraska/Iowa State Tag Team Champions Ernie Dusek & Emile Dusek beat Doug Gilbert & Johnny Gilbert 2/3
Central States Women’s Champion Lorraine Johnson beat Laura Martinez
Nebraska State Champion Jack Pesek drew Mighty Atlas
promoter: Joe Dusek
referee: Johnny Lehl
Att: 3,515 fans, gate: $4,265

11/27/58 Indianapolis, IN @ State Fairgrounds Coliseum
Dick the Bruiser ddq Yukon Eric
Bobby Managoff beat Angelo Poffo 2/3
Johnny Weaver beat Bozo Brown in 4:45
Ray Gunkel beat Gino Angelo in 9:45
Corrine Cordero beat Ramona TeSelle
Wilbur Snyder beat Bill Longson dq in 9:25
promoter: Balk Estes
Att: 8,530 fans, gate: $20,293.40

12/2/58 Omaha, NE @ Civic Auditorium
Texas Death Match
Omaha Champion Wilbur Snyder beat Dick The Bruiser
Lord Littlebrook & Cowboy Bradley beat Beau Brummell & Tiny Roe
Rose Roman beat Corrine Cordero
Johnny Ace beat Lord Albert Mills

12/3/58 Madison, WI @ Dane County Fairgrounds Arena
Dick The Bruiser beat Angelo Poffo 2/3
1 Poffo pinned Bruiser 8:00
2 Bruiser beat Poffo by submission
3 Bruiser pinnned Poffo
Billy Goelz & Bobby Managoff beat Gino Angelo & Kurt Steinke 2/3
1 Gino Angelo & Kurt Steinke won
2 Billy Goelz & Bobby Managoff won
3 Billy Goelz & Bobby Managoff won
Carl Engstrom beat Bronko Lubich dq

12/4/58 Cleveland, OH @ Arena
Doc Gallagher & Mike Gallagher beat Ilio DiPaolo & Wilbur Snyder
Bill Miller & Ed Miller beat Tony Marino & Roy McClarty
Dick Beyer beat Firpo Zbyszko
Dick the Bruiser beat Don Arnold
Att: 3,491

12/5/58 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
Paul Anderson & Chief Little Eagle no contest Freddie Blassie & Dick the Bruiser
Benny Matta beat Don Lee
Jack Steele drew Ivan Vansky
Bud Richardson beat Tex Brady
Note: Bruiser was also booked that night in Benton Harbor, MI against Farmer Don Marlin. Hans Schmidt took Bruiser's place against Marlin.

12/11/58 Boston, MA @ Gardens
World Champion Killer Kowalski beat Edouard Carpentier 1-0
Kowalski won the first and only fall as the match was stopped at the 11:00 curfew
Haystacks Calhoun & Pat O’Connor beat Boris Fabian & Bill Miller
Dick the Bruiser beat Emil Dupre in 6:35
The Masked Marvel beat Bob Lieber in 9:07
Peppe Chicharro beat Mr. Moto  in 4:57
Dr. Timothy Geohagen beat Joe Christie in 11:23
Larry Moquin beat Frank Valois in 12:15
promoter: Paul Bowser
matchmaker: Johnny Doyle
Att: 9,000 fans
benefit for the Christmas Festival Committee; part of the gate went to organization
Note: Next show on January 16, 1959 at the Garden with Killer Kowalski defending his championship against Manuel Cortez of East Boston.

12/12/58 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
Indian Death Match
Chief Little Eagle beat Dick the Bruiser COR
Benny Matta & Paul Anderson beat Freddie Blassie & Ali Bey
Ray Gunkel beat Don Lee

12/13/58 Indianapolis, IN @ Fairgrounds Coliseum
Dick the Bruiser & Angelo Poffo beat Bobby Managoff & Yukon Eric 2/3
Paul Anderson beat Hans Hermann
Johnny Weaver beat Jimmy Sixsay
Bronko Lubich beat Carl Engstrom
Cowboy Bradley beat Tiny Roe
promoter: Balk Estes
referee:  Wayne Payt
Att: 7,621 fans, gate: $17,261
Notes: Anderson, of Toccoa, Georgia, was going to make his local debut. He was a 1956 Olympic weightlifting champion. He weighed 355-pounds, and “played football at Furman University and began lifting weights in 1952 as an 18-year-old. He won the ’56 Olympics by lifting a combined total of 1,102 pounds in three events. His records are 408 pounds in the two hand press; 335 pounds in the snatch and 440 pound sin the clean and jerk.” He also appeared in the movie “Once Upon A Horse,” as a blacksmith, and was said to have a “mail-order muscle-building course.” Weaver was from Indianapolis. There was controversy during the third fall of the main event, and fans “manhandled” the referee after the show “before order was restored.”

12/17/58 Madison, WI @ Dane County Fairgrounds Arena
Wilbur Snyder beat Angelo Poffo (sub Dick the Bruiser) 2-0, 1st fall by dq
Angelo Poffo & Bronko Lubich beat Doug Gilbert & Johnny Gilbert
1 Poffo & Lubich won in 24:00
2 Gilberts won in 10:00
3 Poffo & Lubich won in 8:00
Corrine Cordero beat Ramona TeSelle

12/18/58 Cleveland, OH @ Arena
Guy Brunetti drew Doc Gallagher
Mike Gallagher beat Joe Brunetti
Wilbur Snyder drew Dick the Bruiser when the time limit expired in the 3rd fall
Roy McClarty beat Al Warshawski
Don Arnold beat Al Albertino
Billy the Kid & Farmer McGregor beat Tiny Roe & Tom Thumb
Att: 3,019

12/19/58 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
Freddie Blassie no contest Don McIntyre
Ray Gunkel drew Dick the Bruiser
Benny Matta & Chief Little Eagle beat Jack O’Brien & Ali Bey
Benny Matta beat Jack O’Brien

12/25/58 Fort Wayne, IN @ Coliseum
Dick The Bruiser beat Hans Schmidt
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff beat Don McClarty & Roy McClarty
Johnny Weaver beat Zack Malkov
Carl Engstrom drew Billy Goelz
Att: 7,147

Credit to the usual suspects. Tim Hornbaker Omaha. George Lentz Wisconsin. JMK Hammond. Rich Tate Georgia. Robert VanKavelaar Florida. Don Luce Montreal. Jim Melby & Tim Hornbaker Chicago. Will Morrisey Angola. Don Luce Buffalo. Vance Nevada Winnipeg. Fred Hornby & Scott Teal MSG. Tim Hornbaker St. Joseph. Jim Mandl Toledo. Boston Tim Hornbaker.

Note: Added several more Nebraska cards and two MSG cards. I'll get to the Florida stuff tomorrow.

Note: Added a few cards from newspaperarchive.com.

Note: Added three St. Joseph, MO cards from Tim Hornbaker.

Note: Added results from from the 1958 book of Florida Mats Wars

Note: Added the rest of George Lentz's Milwaukee Bruiser results for 1958

Note: Found Bruiser in West Texas of all places but he was only listed as "The Bruiser." The Abiline newspaper did identify The Bruiser as Afflis not Manouakian.

Note: Added Toledo results from Jim Mandl

Note Added partials from Melby's Verne Gagne record book.

Note: Got all the additional info on the Chicago cards from Tim Hornbaker.

Note: Added a card Tim Hornbaker found in Boston.

Note: Added a card Kriss found in Boston.

Note: Made a few edits.

Note: Added a South Bend Card from Redman

Note: Added some Cleveland cards from Becky Taylor.

Note: Added multiple listings from George Lentz, JMK and Tim Hornbaker.

Note: Corrected some typos and the like.

Note: Made many more corrections.

Note: The Omaha/Abilene thing is still bugging me.

Note: Added more George Lentz Wisconsin research. 

Note: Added one Boston card from Tim Hornbaker via Rich Tito.

Note: Added one Ottawa, Ontario, Canada card from the google news archive.

Added Indiana cards from Tim Tassler

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I have one more record book to check before moving on to 1959. Just have to find that record book among my piles and piles of wrestling related material. There may be even more Bruiser listings on newspaperarchive.com but the search engine is messed up changing the number of listings drastically when I press my back button.



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clawmaster wrote: clawmaster wrote: I have one more record book to check before moving on to 1959. Just have to find that record book among my piles and piles of wrestling related material. 

Did that. Will start 1959 as soon as I can.

I'm going to be adding more info on the Chicago cards from Tim Hornbaker's legacyofwrestling.com site before I start on 1959. 1959 at first glance looks like a tough year to do for Bruiser. He didn't wrestle in Milwaukee or NYC that year. Only wrestled once in Chicago. Maybe the state of Indiana will be the key. I also know he wrestled in Georgia a bit that year. He also wrestled in Detroit some although I don't have complete Detroit results for that year. He did wrestle a few bouts in Florida that year. I don't have Omaha listings for that year either. Looks like I'll be depending a lot on the Google News Archive and newspaperarchives.com for 1959.

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Thanks. The more files I check, the more territories he's in. That's why I have to keep editing and adding stuff.

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Tim Hornbaker just informed me there were some Bruiser matches in Denver prior to 1959. I'll post them later. Bruiser also wrestled in Denver during 1959. There is another Colorado city that is on newspaperarchives.com that might have some Bruiser matches too. I can't remember the name of the city off hand but it came up when I was helping Vance Nevada research the career of Don Leo Jonathan. I'll recognize the city when I see it. So 1959 will have to wait again for a bit while I do some researching and editing.



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Chitown Rich wrote: I've seen some results of Bruiser in Greeley, Colorado.
I think that's the city I was thinking of when I mentioned DLJ and Vance.



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Nothing came up from Bruiser in Greely from 1955 to 1959. Used the search words "Dick Afflis". "Bruiser", "Bruiser Afflis" and finally "Dick The Bruiser". I may have to research Greeley the old fashioned way by using "wrestling" as the search word



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The problem with that on newspaperarchive is that you pull in every high school wrestling meet within 20 miles of the city your researching.



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WongLee wrote: clawmaster wrote:  I may have to research Greeley the old fashioned way by using "wrestling" as the search word

The problem with that on newspaperarchive is that you pull in every high school wrestling meet within 20 miles of the city your researching.

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At the beginning of 1959, Angelo Poffo was United States Champion having beaten Wilbur Snyder on Cincinnati TV on 12/27/58. During 1959 with the pairing of promoters Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle controlling the US Title, there were different US Champions in different cities. The title lineage is very hard to follow from that point forward because at times each Barnett and Doyle controlled city would have its own champion.

This particular year still needs a ton of work. There are missing Detroit cards and missing Indianapolis cards on which Bruiser appeared. Bruiser left Fred Kohler and began working for Barnett and Doyle. When Bruiser was not booked by Barnett and Doyle, he would wrestle for other promotions. Barnett and Doyle would collect a fee when Bruiser would wrestle for those other promotions. They were basically Bruiser's booking agents. Barnett and Doyle would not form their own version of the AWA until 1960. Many historians still refer to the US Title as a NWA controlled title until the formation of Barnett and Boyle's AWA. I'm not sure if the NWA part of that is true. More research needs to be done in order to find out a story that makes more sense.

1/8/59 Fort Wayne, IN   
Hans Schmidt beat Dick the Bruiser
DTB pelted with eggs after match 
Don McClarty & Roy McClarty beat Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff
Bobby Managoff beat Gino Angelo
Att: 9,039, sell out with over 3000 reportedly fans turned away

1/10/59 Akron, OH
Guy Brunetti beat Gorgeous George dq
Dick The Bruiser beat Bobby Brown
Joe Brunetti beat Baron Gattoni
Tony Marino drew Frank Fozo

1/15/59 Cleveland, OH @ Public Auditorium
Lord Layton & Ilio DiPaolo beat Doc Gallagher & Mike Gallagher dq
Dick The Bruiser beat Gorgeous George in 1:15
Edouard Carpentier beat Baron Gattoni
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti beat Jim Wright & Bob "Legs" Langevin
Man Mountain Montana beat Wally Greb
Bobby Brown drew Frank Fozo
att. 7,694

1/21/59 Kokomo, IN @ Memorial Gym
Dick The Bruiser beat Bobby Managoff
Edouard Carpentier vs Legs Wilson
Plus two other matches

1/22/59 Cleveland, OH @ Public Auditorium
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti beat Doc Gallagher & Mike Gallagher by referee's decision in the 3rd fall 
Bobby Brown beat Gorgeous George dq
Ilio DiPaolo ddq Dick The Bruiser
Little Beaver & Mario Sanchez beat Tom Thumb & Mighty Schultz
Man Mountain Montana beat Al Albertino
Jim Wright drew Dick Beyer
att. 7,481

1/23/59 Cincinnati, OH @ Gardens
Dick The Bruiser vs Edouard Carpentier
US Champion Angelo Poffo vs Wilbur Snyder
Yukon Eric vs Gino Angelo
Shirley Strimple vs Elaine Johnson
Bobby Managoff vs Legs Wilson
Johnny Weaver vs Billy Goelz
Promoter: Jim Barnett
Note: Legs Wilson aka Bob "Legs" Langevin. He usually traveled with Carpentier.

1/24/59 Indianapolis, IN @ State Fairgrounds Coliseum
Two Referees
Dick the Bruiser & Angelo Poffo beat Bobby Managoff & Yukon Eric on a 3rd fall dq
Managoff was injured and Eric wrestled both rivals during the third fall
Wilbur Snyder beat Bill Longson
Edouard Carpentier beat Gino Angelo
Johnny Weaver beat Bronko Lubich
Patty Neff dcor Shirley Strimple
promoter: Balk Estes
Att: 10,304 fans with 3,000 reportedly turned away, gate: $23,171.40

1/27/59 Lincoln, NE @ Pershing Auditorium
Omaha World Title Match
Wilbur Snyder beat Dick the Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
Emil Dusek & Ernie Dusek drew Boris Volkoff & Nicolai Volkoff
Tosh Togo vs Joe Costello
Att.-2,145
first card of the year
Note: Paul Anderson was to face the Russians in a handicap match, but he had an eye injury. Ernie Dusek was to meet Red McIntyre.

2/2/59 Sarasota, FL @ American Legion Coliseum
Ike Eakins & promoter Pat O'Hara beat Dick The Bruiser & Masked Terror 2/3
1 Masked Terror pinned Eakins after headbutting Ike with a loaded mask
2 O'Hara pinned Masked Terror while Eakins held Terror's arms
3 Eakins won 3rd fall
Jack Dillon drew Billy Parks
Miss Ann Regan beat Miss Olga Zapeda
Note: Bruiser allegedly wrestled in Cincinnati on this date too.

2/4/59 St. Petersburg, FL
Eddie Gossett Graham & Dr. Jerry Graham no decision Don Eagle & Ike Eakins in 3rd fall
1 Grahams won first fall
2 Eagle & Eakins won 2nd fall
3 Fans tossed chairs into the ring and the referee stopped the match.
Winner to face Rocca next week
Ray Villmer beat Dick The Bruiser
Kitty Adams drew Ann Regan

2/6/59 Miami Beach, FL @ Auditorium
Mighty Jumbo beat Dick the Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
Two Referees
Don Eagle & Ray Villmer vs Eddie Graham & Dr. Jerry Graham
Judy Grable vs Ella Waldek 2/3
promoter: Chris Dundee

2/12/59 Fort Wayne, IN
Edouard Carpentier beat Dick The Bruiser dq
Mighty Schultz beat Little Beaver 
Don McClarty & Roy McClarty beat Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff
Johnny Weaver beat Legs Wilson

2/13/59 Miami Beach, FL @ Auditorium
Don Eagle & Antonino Rocca vs Eddie Graham & Dr. Jerry Graham
Paul Anderson vs Dick the Bruiser
Southern Champion Ray Villmer vs Gene “Mr. America” Stanlee
promoter: Chris Dundee

2/18/59 Kokomo, IN @ Memorial Gym
Dick The Bruiser beat Bobby Managoff 2/3
Wilbur Snyder beat US Champion Angelo Poffo on a 3rd fall dq
Johnny Weaver beat Bronko Lubich
Att: 1,600

2/19/59 Cleveland, OH @ Public Auditorium
Dick The Bruiser beat Edouard Carpentier on a 3rd fall COR
Yukon Eric beat Man Mountain Montana
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti beat Baron Gattoni & Jim Wright
Dick Beyer beat Tony Verdi
Frank Fozo beat George Pencheff
att. 3,892

2/21/59 Akron, OH
Edouard Carpentier beat Dick The Bruiser dq
Ilio DiPaolo beat Jim Wright
Bobby Brown beat Legs Langevin

2/26/59 Cleveland, OH @ Public Auditorium
Doc Gallagher & Mike Gallagher beat Dick The Bruiser & Hans Schmidt dq
Wilbur Snyder beat Jim Wright
Yukon Eric beat Baron Gattoni
Roy McClarty beat Man Mountain Montana
Paul Baillargeon beat Frank Fozo
Fred Atkins beat Tony Marino
Att: 6,476

2/28/59 Omaha, NE @ Civic Auditorium
Texas Death Match
Mitsu Arakawa & Tosh Togo beat Dick the Bruiser & Ernie Dusek 7 falls
Jack Pesek beat unnamed opponent
Att: 8,100

3/4/59 Fort Wayne, IN
Dick The Bruiser & Hans Schmidt beat Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff 2/3
1 Bruiser beat Nicoli
2 Boris beat Bruiser with a hangman's hold
3 Schmidt beat Boris
Paul Bunyan beat Bozo Brown 
Bob Ellis (Fort Wayne debut) beat Porfiro Longoria 
Billy Goetz beat Jack Allen
Att: 6238

3/7/59 Cincinnati, OH @ Gardens
Wilbur Snyder & Yukon Eric vs Angelo Poffo & Bronco Lubich
Dick The Bruiser vs Paul Bunyan
Shirley Strimple vs Betty Hawkins
Baron Gattoni vs Bob Ellis

3/12/59 Kansas City, KS @ Memorial Hall
NWA Champion Pat O’Connor beat Lee Henning 2/3
Dino Bravo & Bob Ellis beat Dick the Bruiser & Mighty Atlas
Rip Hawk beat Lou Spindola
Farmer Marlin drew Red McIntyre
promoter: George Simpson
Note: Reportedly Henning’s first “shot at the National Alliance diadem.”

3/13/59 St. Joseph, MO
NWA Champion Pat O'Connor vs Bob Geigel
Dick The Bruiser & Lee Henning vs Bob Ellis & Thor Hagen
Laura Martinez vs Kathy Starr
Rip Hawk vs Farmer Marlin

3/18/59 Logansport, IN @ Berry Bowl
Dick The Bruiser vs Edouard Carpentier
Att: "over 5,000 fans"
Note: The Logansport newspaper had no results. Just stated the match indeed took place "and provided an evening of thrills for the fans"

3/19/59 Fort Wayne, IN 
Dick the Bruiser & Hans Schmidt beat Edouard Carpentier & Verne Gagne
Bobby Managoff beat Jack Wilson
Penny Banner beat Princess Tora Tomah
Johnny Weaver drew Carl Engstrom

3/26/59 Cincinnati, OH @ Gardens
US Champion Angelo Poffo vs Wilbur Snyder
"Strong man championship" bout
Dick The Bruiser vs Yukon Eric
World Tag Team Champions Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff vs Johnny Weaver & Larry Moquin
June Byers vs Shirley Strimple
Bob Ellis vs Len Montana
Bobby Managoff vs Baron Gattoni

4/6/59 Hamilton, OH
Dick The Bruiser vs Bob Ellis
Angelo Poffo vs Bobby Managoff
Emile Dupre vs Bob Ellis

4/11/59 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
US Champion Angelo Poffo beat Wilbur Snyder 2/3
Dick The Bruiser beat Yukon Eric
Whipper Billy Watson beat Al ‘Crusher’ Gorman
Hans Schmidt beat Emile DuPre
Bob Ellis defeated Martino Angelo
Little Beaver & Mario Valentine Sanchez beat Pee Wee James & Mighty Schultz
Att: 16,226, Gate: $40,394

4/15/59 Logansport, IN @ Berry Bowl
Dick The Bruiser vs Bob Ellis
Girl Wrestlers
Tag Team Match

4/23/59 Fort Wayne, IN
Texas Death Match, submissions only bout
Dick The Bruiser & Hans Schmidt beat Verne Gagne & Bobby Managoff when Managoff could not continue
Wilbur Snyder beat Ray Shire 2-0
Roy Shire beat Emile Dupre
Promoter: Phil Olofson

5/2/59 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
Wilbur Snyder beat Angelo Poffo to win US Title in 1:12 of the 3rd fall
Co Main Event
Dick the Bruiser beat Bob Ellis
Yukon Eric beat Hans Hermann
Hans Schmidt beat Mario Milano
Verne Gagne beat Mike Clancy 
Chris Tolos & John Tolos drew Ray Shire & Roy Shire 20:00
Att: 11,635, Gate: $27,316.50

5/3/59 Centerville, IN
Dick The Bruiser no contest Bob Ellis
Ray Shire & Roy Shire beat Johnny Weaver & Dickie Steinborn

5/7/59 Fort Wayne, IN
Hans Schmidt beat Yukon Eric
Wilbur Snyder beat Dick The Bruiser dq
Mario Milano & Johnny Weaver beat Ray Shire & Roy Shire

5/14/59 Fort Wayne, IN
US Champion wilbur Snyder beat Dick the Bruiser
The Bikini Blondes Penny Banner & Lorraine Johnson beat Kay Noble & Judy Glover
Verne Gagne beat Nicoli Volkoff
att: 5,000

5/15/59 Indianapolis, IN
Cowboy Bob Ellis beat Dick The Bruiser
Johnny Weaver & Bobby Managoff beat Roy Shire & Ray Shire
Ray Gunkel beat Hans Hermann
Wilbur Snyder beat Gino Angelo
Kay Noble drew Lorraine Johnson

5/22/59 Sharpsville, IN @ High School Gym
Dick The Bruiser vs Wilbur Snyder
Bobo Ellis & Johnny Weaver vs Angelo Poffo & Bronko Lubich
Plus one more bout

5/23/59 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium:
Dick The Bruiser beat Wilbur Snyder to win US title on a 3rd fall COR
World Title Claimant Killer Kowalski beat Bobby Managoff in 20:35
Handicap Match
Haystack Calhoun beat Hans Hermann & Judo Jack Terry in 6:53
Dr. Big Bill Miller beat Pat Flanagan in 8:22
Lou Thesz beat Frank Brown in 5:13
Angelo Poffo & Hans Schmidt beat Emile Dupre & Johnny Weaver in 15:03
att: 10,986, gate: $24,345

5/28/59 Fort Wayne, IN
Pat O'Connor beat Hans Hermann
June Byers beat Penny Banner
Dick The Bruiser & Hans Schmidt beat Ray Shire & Roy Shire
Haystack Calhoun beat Gino Angelo & Jack Terry

6/6/59 Angola, IN
Dick the Bruiser vs Bobby Managoff
Penny Banner vs Therese Theis
Angelo Poffo vs Johnny Weaver
Bronko Lubich vs Emile Dupre

6/11/59 Anderson, IN @ National Guard Armory
Dick The Bruiser beat Bob Ellis 2/3
Mixed Match
Kathy Starr & Lord Littlebrook vs Kay Noble & Beau Brummell 2/3
Lord Littlebrook drew Beau Brummell 30:00
Promoter: Steve Chambers
note: No result given for mixed tag bout. Newspaper only reported the match indeed took place.

6/12/59 Fort Wayne, IN
Dick The Bruiser beat Verne Gagne dq
Beau Brummel beat Lord Littlebrook
Kay Noble beat Kathy Starr
Carl Engstrom beat Zack Malkov

6/13/59 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
US Champion Dick The Bruiser beat Wilbur Snyder
Haystack Calhoun beat Bronko Lubich
Whipper Billy Watson beat Hans Hermann
Ricky ‘Crusher’ Cortez beat Bill Dromo
Johnny Weaver beat Jack Terry
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti beat Hans Schmidt & Angelo Poffo
att: 16,493, Michigan indoor record for the last 20 years, Gate: $42,723

6/18/59 New Castle, IN @ New Castle Church Street Gym
Dick The Bruiser vs Cowboy Bob Ellis
Penny Banner vs Theresa Theis 2/3 45:00
Angelo Poffo vs Hans Hermann

6/20/59 Angola, IN
US Title Match
Wilbur Snyder vs Dick the Bruiser
Roy Shire & Ray Shire vs Angelo Poffo & Bronko Lubich
Hans Hermann vs Gino Angelo

6/27/59 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
US Champion Dick the Bruiser beat Haystack Calhoun
Angelo Poffo beat Cowboy Bob Ellis
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti beat Dr. Big Bill Miller & Ed Miller
Alex Karras beat Bob Kononvsky
Hans Schmidt beat Wayne Bock
Whipper Billy Watson beat Frank Foster

7/3/59 Indianapolis, IN
Dick The Bruiser & Angelo Poffo no contest Ray Gunkel & Wilbur Snyder

7/11/59 Tipton, IN @ 4-H Building
Dick The Bruiser beat Hans Hermann 2/3
Angelo Poffo & Bronco Lubich beat Tommy O'Toole & Harry Greb
Angelo Poffo beat Tommy O'Toole
Bronco Lubich beat Harry Greb
Promotor Jim Cox
Att: over 1,200 fans

7/17/59 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Verne Gagne & Wilbur Snyder beat Dick the Bruiser & Karl Karlson (sub Hans Schmidt) 2/3
Jackie Fargo & Don Fargo no contest Hans Schnabel & Lou Schnabel
Ricki Starr beat Hans Hermann 2-0
Amazing Zuma beat Porfirio Longoria
Johnny Gilbert beat Tiny York
Jack Wilson beat Doug Gilbert
Carl Engstrom beat Zack Malkov
Notes: This show was Kohler’s first International Amphitheater program since November 1958. This show marked Verne Gagne’s final appearance in Chicago until 1966. This seemslike a turning point for Fred Kohler, as he lost Gagne, and he began to rely more and more on talent from New York.

7/18/59 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
US Champion Dick the Bruiser beat Dr. Big Bill Miller
Argentina Rocca beat Ed Miller
Angelo Poffo & Hans Schmidt beat Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti
Wilbur Snyder beat Hans Hermann
Whipper Billy Watson beat Mike Higgins
Leo Nomellini & Alex Karras beat Harry Lewis & Gino Angelo

7/19/59 Angola, IN
Dick the Bruiser vs Karl Karlsson
Rose Roman & Carl Engstrom vs Ramona TeSelle & Zack Malkov
Jack Allen and Bob Kappel

8/6/59 Indianapolis, IN @ Victory Field
Tournament for World Tag Team Trophy
Ray Shire & Roy Shire beat Dick The Bruiser & Angelo Poffo to win $10,000 & World Tag Team Trophy.
First Round
Dick The Bruiser & Angelo Poffo beat Mitsu Arakawa & Hans Hermann
Ray Shire & Roy Shire beat Bob Ellis & Wilbur Snyder
Ray Gunkel beat Johnny Weaver
Att: 10,200, Gate: $23,000

8/11/59 Lincoln, NE @ Pershing Auditorium
Mitsu Arakawa beat Dick the Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
Ernie Dusek (sub Thor Hagen) beat Tosh Togo 2-0
Lorraine Johnson beat Judy Glover
Cowboy Bradley beat Tiny Roe
Att: 5,326
NOTE: This was the largest wrestling crowd in the building’s history. A riot broke out with Bruiser using a sandal to ko Togo, wack Arakawa, and referee Tom Novak. He then tossed promoter Jack Pesek from the ring and even slugged his own second, Ernie Dusek. Dick the Bruiser was shorn of his world’s wrestling championship recently. The Bruiser lost his title to Wilbur Snyder at Omaha in his most recent visit to Nebraska.

8/15/59 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
US Champion Dick The Bruiser drew Verne Gagne when the time limit expired in the 3rd fall
World Title Claimant Killer Kowalski vs Hans Schmidt
Doc Gallagher & Mike Gallagher vs Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti
Don Eagle vs Frank Fozo

8/18/59 Anderson, IN @ National Guard Armory
Dick The Bruiser vs Wilbur Snyder 2/3
World Tag Team Champions Roy Shire & Ray Shire vs Don McClarty & Johnny Weaver 2/3 60:00
Plus a one fall 30 minute bout with opponents to be named
Promoter: Jim Cox from C/F promotions
Note: Snyder reportedly lost the US Title "last Friday night in Cincinnati Gardens to Mitsu Arakawa." Another report in the same Anderson, IN newspaper said Snyder lost the US Title to Arakawa "two weeks ago in Cincinnati."

8/22/59 Boston, MA @ Garden
World Heavyweight Champion Killer Kowalski curfew draw Antonino Rocca 41:00
Dick the Bruiser beat Tony Marino in 6:39
Emil Dupre beat Harry Lewis in 13:55
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff drew Pierre LaMarin & Frank Scarpa 20:00
Pepper Gomez beat Henry Molin in 5:27
Ilio DiPaolo beat Baron Gattoni in 3:49
promoter: Paul Bowser
Att: 12,000 fans
Notes: Bruiser was originally slated to wrestle Ilio DiPaolo. Edouard Carpentier was also billed as being on this show.

8/27/59 Logansport, IN @ Cass County Fairgrounds
Dick The Bruiser vs Wilbur Snyder
Tiny Roe & Therese Theis vs Cowboy Bradley & Penny Banner
Doug Lindsey vs Gino Angelo

8/29/59 Angola, IN
Dick the Bruiser vs Cowboy Bob Ellis
Beau Brummel & Tiny Roe vs Cowboy Bradley & Lord Littlebrook
Billy Goelz vs Gino Angelo

9/4/59 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium 
US Champion Dick the Bruiser beat Verne Gagne when Gagne was unable to continue due to a severe cut over his left eye
Wilbur Snyder beat Killer Lisowski
Ilio DePaulo beat Frank Fozo
Don Eagle beat Lenny Montana
Doc Gallager & Mike Gallagher drew Hans Schmidt & Hans Hermann
Att: 15,998, Gate: $39,237.75

9/5/59 Angola, IN
World Tag Title Match
Dick the Bruiser & Hans Schmidt vs Mitsu Arakawa & Big Bill Miller 
Don McClarity vs Joe Blanchard
Billy Goelz vs Martino Angelo

9/8/59 Lincoln, NE @ Pershing Auditorium
Texas Death Match
Dick the Bruiser beat Mitsu Arakawa 5-4, utc
Kay Noble & Cowboy Bradley beat Kathy Starr & Tiny Roe 2/3
Ernie Dusek beat Rock Hudson
Emil Dusek beat Yukon Ike
paid Att.-4,902
Note: Kay Noble, who subbed for Judy Glover, was 19 years of age.

9/16/59 Toledo, OH @ Sports Arena 
Ilio DiPaolo beat Dick the Bruiser 2/3
1 Bruiser beat DiPaulo
2 DiPaulo beat Bruiser
3 DiPaulo beat Bruiser
Lee ‘Bulldog’ Henning & Baron Gattoni beat beat Herb Gerwig & Sandor Kovacs 2/3
Fred Atkins beat Al Albertino
Dick Garza drew Johnny Gates 20:00

9/18/59 Denver, CO @ Auditorium Arena
Dick the Bruiser beat Wilbur Snyder 2/3 to capture the United States Title
1 Bruiser won the first
2 Snyder won the second
3 Bruiser won the third
Ray Shire & Roy Shire beat Nick Bock & Doug Lindsey
Ernie Dusek beat Don McClarty
Jerry Christy beat Hans Hermann in 12:03
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
initial show
corporation name: Barnett-Doyle, Inc.
Att: 2,500 fans

9/19/59 Angola, IN
Dick the Bruiser & Hans Schmidt vs Roy Shire & Ray Shire
June Byers vs Lorraine Johnson
Joe Blanchard vs Hans Hermann
Note: Main event billed as a World Tag Title Match

9/22/59 Delphi, IN @ Country Club
Dick The Bruiser vs Bob Ellis
Hans Hermann vs Johnny Weaver
Doug Lindsey vs Gino Angelo

9/25/59 Indianapolis, IN
Ray Shire & Roy Shire no contest Dick The Bruiser & The Crusher

9/26/59 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
Wilbur Snyder & Verne Gagne beat Dick the Bruiser & Killer Lisowski when the Bruiser & the Killer began to fight each other
Chief Don Eagle beat Hans Schmidt
Johnny Weader beat Gino Angelo
Bill Dromo beat Dennis Pala
Ilio DiPaolo beat Baron Gattoni
Scheduled match did not occur:
Whipper Billy Watson vs Red Jones
Attendance: 9,072

10/2/59 Boston, MA @ Garden
Texas Death Match
United States Champion Dick the Bruiser beat Verne Gagne in 25:48 when Gagne was unable to continue due to a knee injury
Bobo Brazil & Don Eagle beat Dan Miller & Ed Miller
Emil Dupre beat Lee Henning in 12:31
Ilio DiPaolo beat Waldo Von Erich 14:21
Hans Schmidt beat Roy McClarty in 13:16
promoter: Paul Bowser
Att: 5,000 fans

10/3/59 Cincinnati, OH @ Gardens
US Champion Mitsu Arakawa vs Dick The Bruiser
World Tag Team Champions Roy Shire & Ray Shire vs Angelo Poffo & Bronco Lubich
The Crusher vs Nick Bockwinkel
Women's Champion June Byers vs Therese Theis
Notes: Bruiser said to be returning to Cincinnati after "a five month absence." Crusher said to be "making his first Cincinnati appearance."

10/12/59 Indianapolis, IN
Ray Shire & Roy Shire beat Dick The Bruiser & The Crusher

10/15/59 Cleveland, OH @ Public Auditorium
Dick Afflis beat Fritz Von Erich dq
Doc Gallagher & Mike Gallagher beat Bobo Brazil & Mighty Atlas
Little Beaver & Black Panther beat Irish Jackie & Billy the Kid
Lord Layton beat Lee Henning
Roy McClarty drew Fred Atkins
Emile Dupre beat Ken Kenneth
att: 7,709

10/17/59 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
Fence Match, Referee Sam Menacker
US Champion Dick the Bruiser beat Killer Lisowski when Lisowski could not answer the bell for the 3rd fall
1 Lisowski won the 1st fall
2 Bruiser knocked Lisowski out in taking the 2nd fall
3 when the Killer was unable to continue, the match was awarded to the Bruiser
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti beat Angelo Poffo & Hans Schmidt
Chief Don Eagle beat Dandy Dan Miller
Pat Flanagan beat Mike Valentino.
Doug Lindsay drew Jerry Christy
Att: 12,633

10/24/59 Denver, CO @ Auditorium Arena
Jiu-jitsu-“type” match
Wilbur Snyder beat Dick the Bruiser to regain the United States Title
Snyder won five falls and the Bruiser won three in 20-minutes
Bruiser was unable to continue
Verne Gagne beat Angelo Poffo 2/3
Ernie Dusek beat Jerry Christie
Bronko Lubich drew Tom Zaharias 20:00
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
Att: 3,000 fans
Note: George Lentz has Bruiser & Crusher beating Verne Gagne & Wilbur Snyder in Boston on this date.

10/26/59 Indianapolis, IN @ State Fair Coliseum
Dick The Bruiser & The Crusher & Mitsu Arakawa beat Ray Shire & Roy Shire & Angelo Poffo

10/29/59 Fort Wayne, IN   
Mitsu Arakawa beat Dick The Bruiser 
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti beat Bill Miller & Hans Hermann 
Dickie Steinborn drew Guy Brunetti (sub Doug Lindzy) 
Att: 4630

10/30/59 Buffalo, NY @ Memorial Auditorium
Ilio DiPaolo & Bobo Brazil beat Doc Gallagher & Mike Gallagher dq
Dick The Bruiser beat Emile Dupre
Fritz Von Erich beat Great Zabio
Ed Miller & Dan Miller beat Roy McClarty & Billy Red Lyons
Fred Atkins beat Ramon Lopez
Lee Henning drew Sam Rios

11/7/59 New Castle, IN @ Church Street Gym
NWA Champion Pat O'Connor vs Dr. Bill Miller
Dick The Bruiser vs Joe Blanchard 2/3
The Crusher vs Nick Bockwinkel
Note: Crusher billed as "Bruiser's cousin."

11/12/59 Fort Wayne, IN   
Mitsu Arakawa beat Dick The Bruiser 
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti drew Bill Miller & Hans Schmidt 
Bill Miller (sub Gorgeous George) beat Don Eagle
Att: 3925
Note: The two consecutive wins over Bruiser resulted in Mitsu getting a title shot against NWA Champion Pat O'Connor on 11/26

11/13/59 Buffalo, NY @ Memorial Auditorium
NWA Champion Pat O'Connor beat Fritz Von Erich dq
Whipper Watson beat Gene Kiniski dq
Hans Schmidt (sub Dick The Bruiser) beat Billy Red Lyons COR
Bobo Brazil & Ilio DiPaolo drew Doc Gallagher & Mike Gallagher
Don Eagle beat Dan Miller
Mighty Atlas drew Fred Atkins
Sam Rios drew Zabio

11/14/59 Akron, OH
Ilio DiPaolo vs Dick The Bruiser
Fritz Von Erich & Waldo Von Erich vs Billy Red Lyons & Sandor Kovacs
Hard Boiled Haggerty vs Lee Henning

11/19/59 Cleveland, OH @ Public Auditorium
Fritz Von Erich beat Dick Afflis
LeChona LeClaire & Mary Reynolds beat Betty Hawkins & Lola Laray
Ed Miller & Dan Miller drew Billy Red Lyons & Bobo Brazil
Tom Bradley beat Hard Boiled Haggerty
Waldo Von Erich beat Emile Dupre
Hans Schmidt vs Mike Valentino
att. 7,341

11/24/59 Kansas City, KS @ Memorial Hall
Bill Longson ddq Antonino Rocca, match ended in a near riot
NWA Champion Pat O’Connor beat Dick the Bruiser
Bob Ellis & Sonny Myers drew Bob Geigel & Kinji Shibuya 
Stan Lisowski drew Otto Von Krupp
Lorraine Johnson beat Judy Grover
Rock Hunter beat Harry Lewis
sponsored by Disabled American Veterans

11/25/59 Denver, CO @ Auditorium Arena
United States Champion Wilbur Snyder beat Reggie Lisowski on a 3rd fall dq
1 Lisowski won the first fall in 11:16
2 Snyder won the second in 8:58
3 Snyder won the third by dq in 7:40
Verne Gagne beat Dick the Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
1 Bruiser won the first fall in 15:16
2 Gagne won the second in 13:58
3 Gagne won the third by dq in 5:21
Women’s Champion June Byers beat Jill Hill (2-0)
Ernie Dusek vs Angelo Poffo – Canceled because Poffo reportedly was unable to make it to Denver due to bad weather
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
referee: Leo Bahl
Att: 3,000

11/26/59 Indianapolis, IN @ State Fair Coliseum 
Ray Shire & Roy Shire beat Dick the Bruiser & Yukon Eric
Crusher drew Don Eagle
Bob Ellis beat Gorgeous George
Angelo Poffo beat Dick Steinborn
Nick Bockwinkel beat Bronko Lubich
att: 13,000, gate: $26,000

11/27/59 Omaha, NE @ Civic Auditorium
Omaha World Champion Dr. X beat Dick the Bruiser COR
June Byers & Terry Ranier beat Bev Lehmer & Jackie Hammond
Otto Von Krupp beat Jerry Christy
Doug Gilbert beat Al Spindola

11/28/59 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
US Champion Dick The Bruiser beat Joe Brunetti
Gorgeous George beat Bronko Lubich
Whipper Billy Watson drew Hans Schmidt
Guy Brunetti drew Dick Steinborn
Dick ‘Mr. Michigan’ Garza beat Knobby McDonald
Chief Don Eagle beat Angelo Poffo
Att: 11,267, Gate: $24,318.75
att: 11,267

12/11/59 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium:
Dick The Bruiser beat Don Eagle 2/3
1 Bruiser won the 1st in 8:11
2 Eagle won the 2nd in 12:58
3 Bruiser took the 3rd
Chris Tolos & John Tolos drew Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti
Killer Lisowski drew Dr Big Bill Miller
Ilio DiPaulo beat Lenny Montana
Gorgeous George beat Donn Lewin
A crowd of 8,750 paid $17,737

12/12/59 Indianapolis, IN @ State Fair Coliseum
Ray Shire & Roy Shire beat Dick the Bruiser & Yukon Eric
Bill Dromo beat Roy Campbell
Crusher beat Happy Humphrey
Don Eagle beat Gino Angelo
Bob Ellis beat Gorgeous George
Women's Champion June Byers beat Lorraine Johnson
att: 13,000

12/17/59 Linton, IN @ High School Gymnasium
Dick The Bruiser vs Joe Blanchard
Gorgeous George vs Dick Steinborn
Gino Angelo vs Bill Dromo

12/25/59 Fort Wayne, IN   
Dick The Bruiser beat Bill Miller 
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti beat Mitsu Arakawa & Kinji Shibuya 
Joe Blanchard beat Bronko Lubich 
Lord Littlebrook beat Beau Brummel
Att: 6208

Credit the usual suspects. Indianapolis Mike Dupree & Tim Hornbaker. Denver Tim Hornbaker. Fort Wayne Tim Tassler. Detroit Jim Mandl, Rich Tito & Redman. Toledo Jim Mandl. Angola Will Morrisey. Not sure about Anderson, IN, maybe me or George Lentz. Kokomo George Lentz. Miami Beach Tim Hornbaker. Akron Don Luce. Buffalo Don Luce. Chicago Jim Melby & Tim Hornbaker. Cleveland Don Luce.

Note: Added two Miami Beach Cards

Note: Added three Akron cards

Note: Added one Buffalo card

Note: Added one Chicago card.

Note: Added a bunch of listings from newspaperarchive.com, mostly Cincinnati cards and Indiana cards. The site is still acting screwy so there might be more Bruiser listings there.

Notes: Added some Cleveland cards. Thanks to Indikator for pointing out where they were. Added more info on some Indiana cards from newspaperarchive.com.

Note: Added two more partial Detroit lineups from Redman.

Note: Added some Omaha and Lincoln Nebraska cards

Note: Added a few Florida cards and made some more edits.

Note: Made multiple corrections and additions on Detroit cards via Jim Mandl and Tim Hornbaker.



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Cleveland, Ohio: 1/15/59
(att. 7,694)
Lord Layton and lIio DiPaolo beat Doc Gallagher and Mike Gallagher (dq)
Dick Afflis beat Gorgeous George
Edouard Carpentier beat Baron Gattoni
Guy Brunetti and Joe Brunetti beat Jim Wright and Bob "Legs" Langevin
Man Mountain Montana beat Wally Greb
Bobby Brown drew with Frank Fozo


Cleveland, Ohio: 1/22/59
(att. 7,481)
Guy Brunetti and Joe Brunetti beat Doc Gallagher and Mike Gallagher (decision)
Bobby Brown  beat Gorgeous George (dq)
lIio DiPaolo nc Dick Afflis
(Midgets) Little Beaver and Mario Sanchez beat Tom
Thumb and Mighty Schultz
Man Mountain Montana beat AI Albertino
Jim Wright drew with Dick Beyer

Cleveland, Ohio: 2/19/59
(att. 3,892)
Dick Afflis beat Edouard Carpentier (cor)
Yukon Eric beat Man Mountain Montana
Guy Brunetti and Joe Brunetti beat Baron Gattoni and Jim Wright
Dick Beyer beat Tony Verdi
Frank Fozo beat George Pencheff

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indikator wrote: Cleveland, Ohio: 1/15/59
(att. 7,694)
Lord Layton and lIio DiPaolo beat Doc Gallagher and Mike Gallagher (dq)
Dick Afflis beat Gorgeous George
Edouard Carpentier beat Baron Gattoni
Guy Brunetti and Joe Brunetti beat Jim Wright and Bob "Legs" Langevin
Man Mountain Montana beat Wally Greb
Bobby Brown drew with Frank Fozo


Cleveland, Ohio: 1/22/59
(att. 7,481)
Guy Brunetti and Joe Brunetti beat Doc Gallagher and Mike Gallagher (decision)
Bobby Brown  beat Gorgeous George (dq)
lIio DiPaolo nc Dick Afflis
(Midgets) Little Beaver and Mario Sanchez beat Tom
Thumb and Mighty Schultz
Man Mountain Montana beat AI Albertino
Jim Wright drew with Dick Beyer

Cleveland, Ohio: 2/19/59
(att. 3,892)
Dick Afflis beat Edouard Carpentier (cor)
Yukon Eric beat Man Mountain Montana
Guy Brunetti and Joe Brunetti beat Baron Gattoni and Jim Wright
Dick Beyer beat Tony Verdi
Frank Fozo beat George Pencheff


Thanks. I'll add those soon. And I have those results. But you know how I missed them. I used the find function and typed in Bruiser not Afflis. Thanks again.



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1/1/60 Canton, OH @ Memorial Auditorium
Dick The Bruiser vs Ed Miller
Lola LaRay & Betty Clark vs Lee Chona LeClaire & Mary Reynolds
Donn Lewin & Fred Atkins vs Tony Cosenza & Herb Gerwig

1/2/60 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
Dick the Bruiser beat Ricky "the Crusher" Cortez on a 3rd fall COR
NWA Champion Pat O'Connor beat Gorgeous George
Chief Don Eagle beat Killer Lisowski
Alex Karras beat John L Sullivan
Roy Shire & Ray Shire drew Chris Tolos & John Tolos
attendance: 10,957 gate: $34,357

1/7/60 Cleveland, OH @ Public Auditorium
Doc Gallagher & Mike Gallagher beat Fritz Von Erich & Dick the Bruiser
Bobo Brazil beat Bill Miller
Sid Youngelman beat Chief Chewacki
Billy "Red" Lyons beat Sandor Kovacs
Waldo Von Erich beat Mike Valentino
Emile Dupre beat Fred Atkins
att: 4,851

1/8/60 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
Yukon Eric beat Dick the Bruiser
NWA Champion Pat O'Connor beat Whipper Billy Watson
Argentina Zuma beat Don Fargo
Johnny Kace beat Bull Allen
Roy Rogers beat Sonny Boy Fargo
Johnny Gilbert beat Porfirio Longoria
Billy Goelz beat Zack Malkov
promoter: Fred Kohler
Att: 5,563 fans, net gate: $13,524
Note: This was likely Bruiser's last match in Chicago until 1964.

1/9/60 Cincinnati, OH @ Gardens
US Champion Mitsu Arakawa vs Don Eagle
Texas Death Match
Dick The Bruiser vs Bob Ellis
World Tag Team Champions Roy Shire & Ray Shire vs Nick Bockwinkel & Dick Steinborn
Gorgeous George vs Dr. Bill Miller
Plus one more bout

1/15/60 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
US Champion Dick the Bruiser beat Ricky "the Crusher" Cortez on a 3rd fall COR
1 Bruiser beat Cortez in 7:56
2 Cortez beat Bruiser in 4:09
3 Bruiser beat Cortez COR in 9:12
Wilbur Snyder beat Angelo Poffo
Chris Tolos & John Tolos beat Joe Blanchard & Dick Steinborn
Whipper Billy Watson beat Bronko Lubich
Alex Karras beat Baron Gattoni
att: 12,119, gate:$27,837

1/21/60 Denver, CO @ Auditorium Arena
Wilbur Snyder beat Dick the Bruiser dq
Bruiser was accompanied by Hans Schmidt
Verne Gagne beat Killer Lisowski
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti beat Hans Schmidt & Doug Weaver
The Brunettis were scheduled to wrestle the Tolos Brothers
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
referee: Bob Sauer
Att: 2,700 fans

1/22/60 Omaha, NE @ Civic Auditorium
Wire Fence Match
Dr. X beat Dick the Bruiser 2/3
Att: 9,336

1/27/60 Racine, WI @ Memorial Hall
US Title Match
Wilbur Snyder beat Crusher Lisowski (sub Dick The Bruiser) 2/3
June Byers vs Jackie Hammond
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti beat Crusher Lisowski & Jack Wilson on a 3rd fall dq
Promoter: Einar Olsen
Note: Bruiser's plane said to be grounded in Buffalo.

2/4/60 Fort Wayne, IN
Dick The Bruiser & The Crusher beat Ray Shire & Roy Shire
Mitsu Arakawa beat Joe Blanchard
Dickie Steinborn beat Johnny Weaver
Att: 4707

2/6/60 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
Referee Gene Ryan
Wilbur Snyder beat Dick The Bruiser to win US Title on a 3rd fall dq
1 Bruiser pinned Snyder
2 Snyder pinned Bruiser
3 Bruiser was dq'ed for attempting to jump from the top rope onto Snyder who was outside the ring on the floor
World Tag Team Champions Roy Shire & Ray Shire beat Johnny Weaver & Dick Steinborn
Verne Gagne beat Killer Lisowski
Dr Big Bill Miller beat Nick Bock
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti beat Frank Brown & Tom Zaharias
Att 16,096, gate: $39,657 (3rd largest mat crowd in Olympia history).

2/6/60 Miami, FL @ Baseball Stadium
Antonino Rocca beat Dick the Bruiser 2/3
Pancho Lopez & Sylvia Torres beat Dot Dotson & Pee Wee James
Mike DiBiase beat Don Curtis
Luis Hernandez vs Harry Lewis
promoter: Al Ritchie
Note: Tim Hornbaker has the same date listed for both the Detroit and Miami cards.

2/8/60 Sarasota, FL @ American Legion Arena
Special Referee: Ike Eakins
Haystack Calhoun beat Dick The Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq when Bruiser hit referee Eakins
1 Bruiser pinned Calhoun in 12:00
2 Calhoun pinned Bruiser in 5:00
3 Bruiser was dq'ed
Pee Wee James & Pay Lyda drew Ann Regan & Dandy Andy Moore when the time limit expired in the 3rd fall
1 Pee Wee James beat Dandy Andy Moore with a Boston Crab
2 Dandy Andy Moore pinned Pee Wee James after a forearm smash
3 The time limit expired before either team could score the deciding fall
Don Curtis beat Jack Terry 2-0
1 Curtis pinned Terry after a series of drop kicks
2 Curtis beat Terry with a sleeper hold

2/9/60 Tampa, FL @ Fort Homer Hesterly Armory
Referee Don Curtis
Argentina Rocca beat Dick The Bruiser on a 2nd fall dq
Handicap Match
Haystack Calhoun beat Jack Vansky & Southern Champion Mike DiBiase dq
1 Calhoun beat Vansky
2 Dibiase was dq'ed for attacking referee Don Curtis and getting help from Danny McShain
Eddie Graham & Luis Hernandez beat Judu Jack Terry & Gregory Jarque
Att: "2,000 wrestling fans"

2/10/60 St. Petersburg, FL @ Armory
Antonino Rocca & Ray Villmer beat Dick The Bruiser & Mike Dibiase on a 2nd fall dq
1 Villmer pinned DibIase
2 Bruiser & DiBiase were dq'ed
Tom Thumb beat Dandy Andy Moore 2/3
1 Thumb won 1st fall
2 Moore won 2nd fall
3 Thumb won 3rd fall
Luis Hernandez beat Jim Siskay in 25:00

2/11/60 Indianapolis, IN @ State Fair Coliseum
Dick the Bruiser & Gene Kiniski beat Ray Shire & Roy Shire on a 3rd fall COR to win the AWA Tag Team Trophy. A mini riot involving 2 policemen, 3 fans, two refs and the 4 wrestlers occurred following the bout.
Johnny Weaver beat Wee Willie Davis
Nick Bockwinkel drew Joe Blanchard
Dick Steinborn beat The Crusher
Bob Ellis & Don Eagle beat Mitsu Arakawa & Kinji Shibuya
att: 11,000

2/12/60 Cincinnati, OH @ Garden
Dick the Bruiser vs Bob Ellis
World Tag Team Champions Roy Shire & Ray Shire vs Yukon Eric & Wilbur Snyder 2/3 60:00
Bouncing Bernie Burke & Little Beaver vs Fuzzy Cupid & Billy the Kid
Gene Kiniski vs Johnny Weaver

2/13/60 Miami, FL @ Baseball Stadium
Special Referee: Joey Maxim
World Tag Team Champions Miguel Perez & Antonino Rocca vs Mike DiBiase & Dick the Bruiser
Rey Urbano vs Luis Hernandez
Irish Jackie vs Pancho Lopez
Don Curtis vs Harry Lewis

2/18/60 Fort Wayne, IN
Dick The Bruiser & The Crusher beat Ray Shire & Roy Shire
Gene Kiniski beat Bob Ellis when Ellis fell out of the ring onto concrete floor and was taken to St Joe Hospital
Martino Angelo beat George MacArthur
June Byers beat Jackie Hammond
final show of season for Tri State Promotion
Att: 7792

2/20/60 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
Dick The Bruiser beat Wilbur Snyder to regain the US Title on a 3rd fall COR
1 Snyder bear Bruiser in 29 seconds
2 Bruiser beat Snyder in 12:46
3 Snyder was counted out of the ring in in 11:21
NWA Champion Pat O'Connor beat John Tolos in 17:06
Dick Steinborn drew Chris Tolos 30:00
Bill Miller beat Johnny Weaver in 13:58
Alex Karras beat Vernon Bigger
Att: 12,404; gate: $28,791

2/23/60 Lincoln, NE @ Pershing Auditorium
Omaha World Champion Dr. X dcor Dick the Bruiser in 3rd fall
Otto Von Krupp beat Nick Roberts 2/3
Doug Gilbert beat Roberto Pico (sub Bob Orton)
Jerry Christy drew Rock Hunter
Att: 1,419

3/2/60 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
US Champion Dick The Bruiser vs Raoul Romero
Roy Shire & Ray Shire vs Dick Steinborn & Johnny Weaver
Emile Dupre vs Fritz Von Erich
Nick Bock vs Gene Kiniski
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti vs Nicoli Volkoff & Boris Volkoff

3/6/60 Canton, OH @ Memorial Auditorium
Dick The Bruiser vs Angelo Poffo
Chris Tolos & John Tolos vs Bobo Brazil & Billy Red Lyons
Plus two more bouts
Notes: Bronco Lubich managed Angelo Poffo. The Tolos brothers were billed as "The Wrestling Greeks from Cripple Creek."

3/8/60 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
US Title Match
Dick The Bruiser beat Wilbur Snyder on a 2nd fall COR
Verne Gagne beat Angelo Poffo 2/3
World Tag Team Champions Ray Shire & Roy Shire drew Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti
Yukon Eric beat Bronco Lubich
Att: 9,148, Gate: $17,350.30

3/11/60 Boston, MA @ Garden
Special Referee: Steve Crusher Casey
Pat O'Connor drew Dick the Bruiser when the 11 PM curfew occured. Each man had won a fall.
Bobo Brazil beat Masked Marvel in 20:43
Emil Dupre & Don Eagle drew Ed Miller & Dan Miller
Killer Douglas beat Prince Boma in 12:47
Joe Sasso beat Pancho Lopez in 11:13
Amazing Zuma beat Bull Montana in 4:52

3/12/60 Cincinnati, OH @ Garden
Dick The Bruiser beat Bob Ellis
Wilbur Snyder beat Gene Kiniski
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti beat Nicoli Volkoff & Boris Volkoff
Mitsu Arakawa beat Hercules Cortez
Johnny Weaver beat Wee Willie Davis
Note: Original lineup does not list Arakawa vs Cortez

3/15/60 Indianapolis, IN @ State Fair Coliseum
AWA Tag Team Champions Dick the Bruiser & Gene Kiniski beat Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff
Emil Dupre beat Jack O'Reilly
The Sheik beat Joe Blanchard
Nick Bockwinkel drew Johnny Weaver
Ray Shire & Roy Shire beat Bob Ellis & Wilbur Snyder 2/3
att: 7,454

3/18/60 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
Special Referee Sam Menacker
Verne Gagne drew US Champion Dick The Bruiser when the 60 minute time limit expired in the 3rd fall
Wilbur Snyder beat Mitsu Arakawa in 10:14
Gene Kiniski beat Joe Blanchard in 10:19
Raoul Romero beat Wee Willie Davis in 2:45
World Tag Team Champions Ray Shire & Roy Shire drew Dick Steinborn & Johnny Weaver 30:00
Sheik of Araby drew Emile Dupre 20:00
Att: 2,747
Note: Menacker was knocked out in the 3rd fall of the main event. Wilbur Snyder then refereed the remaining 10 minutes.

3/19/60 Sheboygan, WI @ Armory
Dick the Bruiser beat Nick Bockwinkel 2/3
June Byers beat Jill Hill 2/3
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff drew Joe Brunetti & Guy Brunetti

3/23/60 Terre Haute, IN @ Armory
Dick The Bruiser & Gene Kiniski vs Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff
Johnny Weaver vs Pepper Perez

3/24/60 Denver, CO @ Auditorium Arena
Dick the Bruiser & Hans Schmidt beat Verne Gagne & Wilbur Snyder
Reggie Lisowski beat Doug Lindsey
Bud Fisher drew Danny Loos 20:00
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle

3/26/60 Cincinnati, OH @ Garden
Dick The Bruiser beat Wilbur Snyder
Mitsu Arakawa & Kinji Shibuya beat Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti
Angelo Poffo drew Nick Bockwinkel
June Byers beat Jackie Hammond
Bronko Lubich beat Emile Dupre
Note: Original lineup does not list Byers vs Hammond or Lubich vs Dupre

3/29/60 Des Moines, IA
Wilbur Snyder beat Dick The Bruiser

4/1/60 Carmel, IN @ High School Gym
Dick The Bruiser vs Wilbur Snyder
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti vs Mitsu Arakawa & The Sheik
plus one more bout

4/2/60 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
Dick The Bruiser beat Raoul Romero when Romero was unable to answer the bell for the 3rd fall
1 Romero beat Bruiser in 13:01
2 Bruiser beat Romero
3 Romero was unable to answer the bell for the 3rd fall
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti drew Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff
Fritz Von Erich beat Emile Dupre
World Tag Team Champions Roy Shire & Ray Shire beat Johnny Weaver & Dick Steinborn
Gene Kiniski beat Nick Bock
att: 16,787; gate: $47,578

4/6/60 Terre Haute, IN @ Armory
AWA Tag Team Champions Dick The Bruiser & Gene Kiniski vs Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff
Johnny Weaver vs Nick Bockwinkel

4/9/60 Indianapolis, IN @ State Fair Coliseum
Roy Shire & Ray Shire beat Dick The Bruiser & Gene Kiniski to win AWA Tag Team Title when Bruiser and Kiniski began fighting amongst themselves
Mitsu Arakawa & Kinji Shibuya drew Wilbur Snyder & Bob Ellis 45:00
Nick Bockwinkel beat Wee Willie Davis
Women's Champion June Byers beat Terry Reneria

4/10/60 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
Referee Gene Lyon
Dick The Bruiser & Gene Kiniski beat Roy Shire & Ray Shire dq
NWA Champion Pat O’Connor beat The Sheik of Araby in 9:21
Raoul Romero beat Angelo Poffo dq when Poffo’s manager, Bronko Lubich, hit Romero over the head with his cane
Nick Bock beat Emile Dupre
Fritz Von Erich beat Tony Marino
Att: 5,504; gate: $9,126
Note: Bruiser billed as US Champion.

4/11/60 Lewisville, IN @ High School Gym
Dick The Bruiser vs Bob Ellis 2/3 60:00
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti vs Ray Shire & Roy Shire 2/3 60:00
One of the Brunetti Brothers vs One of the Shire Brothers 20:00

4/13/60 Denver, CO @ Auditorium Arena
Verne Gagne & Wilbur Snyder beat Dick the Bruiser & Hans Schmidt 2/3
1 Schmidt beat Gagne with a backbreaker in 12:33
2 Gagne beat Bruiser in 5:13 with a sleeper hold
3 Gagne & Snyder won when Bruiser accidently hit Schmidt in 4:20
Ernie Dusek (sub Reggie Lisowski) beat Jerry Christy 2/3
Cowboy Bradley beat Tiny Roe in 18:21
Bud Fisher drew Tom Zaharias 20:00
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
Att: 4,500 fans

4/14/60 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
Referee Jack Allen
US Champion Dick The Bruiser beat Wilbur Snyder on a 3rd fall COR
1 Bruiser beat Snyder by submission
2 Snyder beat Bruiser with an abdominal stretch
3 Snyder was counted out of the ring
Verne Gagne beat Crusher Lisowski with a crab hold
Roy Shire & Ray Shire beat Johnny Weaver & Dick Steinborn 2/3
1 Roy pinned Weaver
2 Steinborn beat Ray
3 Weaver was pinned
Referee Jack Wilson
Hans Schmidt drew Nick Bockwinkel 30:00
Att: 4,463, Gate: $8,330

4/20/60 Racine, WI @ Memorial Hall
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti vs Nicoli Volkoff & Boris Volkoff
Dick The Bruiser vs Nick Bockwinkel
Jack Allen vs Jack Wilson

4/23/60 Indianapolis, IN @ State Fair Coliseum
Dick The Bruiser beat Gene Kiniski
Dick Steinborn beat Jack Wilson
Mysterious Medics beat Jack Allen & Lou Whitson
The Sheik beat Johnny Weaver
Wilbur Snyder & Bob Ellis beat Mitsu Arakawa & Kinji Shibuya
att: 8,362

4/29/60 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
Dick The Bruiser beat Verne Gagne 2/3
Roy Shire & Ray Shire beat Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti
The Sheik beat Dick Steinborn
Johnny Weaver beat Wee Willie Davis
Nick Bockwinkel drew Joe Blanchard
Att: 3,880, Gate: $6,050

4/30/60 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
NWA Champion Pat O'Connor drew US Champion Dick The Bruiser when the 60 minute time limit expired in the 3rd fall
1 Bruiser beat O'Connor in 15:23
2 O'Connor beat Bruiser in 7:56
3 The 60 minute time limit expired before either man could score another fall
Raoul Romero beat Bronko Lubich
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti beat Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff 2/3
Bill Miller beat Dick Steinborn
Nick Bock drew Johnny Weaver
att: 10,635; gate: $23,306

5/7/60 Indianapolis, IN @ State Fair Coliseum
Dick The Bruiser no contest Gene Kiniski
Non Title Bout
Mysterious Medics beat AWA Tag Team Champions Roy Shire & Ray Shire
Bob Ellis beat The Sheik
Little Beaver & Bouncing Bennie Burke vs Irish Jackie & Pee Wee James

5/9/60 Windsor, Ontario, Canada @ Arena
Referee Joe Lauzon
United States Champion Dick the Bruiser dcor Wilbur Snyder in 3rd fall
Bobo Brazil (sub Bad Boy Joe) beat Dick Steinborn
Bobo Brazil beat Frank Brown
Nick Bock drew Kinji Shibuya
Att: 3,355

5/12/60 Fort Wayne, IN 
Dick The Bruiser beat The Sheik
Roy Shire & Ray Shire beat Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti
Nick Bockwinkel beat Lou Whitson
Att: 3871

5/13/60 Denver, CO @ Auditorium Arena
Dr. X beat Dick the Bruiser 2/3
in previews for the show, Bruiser was scheduled to wrestle Hans Schmidt and Dr. X was to wrestle Bud Fisher in the opener
Verne Gagne & Wilbur Snyder beat World Tag Team Champions Ray Shire & Roy Shire dq
Tom Zaharias beat Bud Fisher
Rex Mayes beat Nick Studen
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
Att: 4,000 fans

5/14/60 Cincinnati, OH
Bob Ellis beat Dick The Bruiser
The Sheik beat Wilbur Snyder
The Mysterious Medics beat Nicoli Volkoff & Boris Volkoff
Gene Kiniski beat Johnny Weaver
Lou Whitson beat Frank Brown

5/21/60 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
Kinji Shibuya & Mitsu Arakawa vs Joe Brunetti & Guy Brunetti
Dick The Bruiser vs Raoul Romero
Fritz Von Erich vs Don Eagle
Nicoli Volkoff vs Larry Chene
Boris Volkoff vs Frank Shields
Dr. Bill Miller vs Nick Bock

5/25/60 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
Roy Shire & Ray Shire drew Verne Gagne & Wilbur Snyder
Dick The Bruiser beat Bob Ellis dq
Little Beaver & Red Taylor beat Irish Jackie & Billy The Kid
The Sheik beat Nick Bockwinkel
Joe Blanchard beat Jack Wilson

5/28/60 Richmond, IN @ Richmond Baseball Park
United States Champion Dick the Bruiser vs Bob Ellis 2/3 60:00
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff vs Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti
The Sheik vs Johnny Weaver

6/4/60 Cincinnati, OH
Dick The Bruiser & The Sheik beat Bob Ellis & Wilbur Snyder
Bobo Brazil beat Juan Sebastian
Millie Stafford & Therese Theis beat Lorraine Johnson & Penny Banner
Angelo Poffo beat Raoul Lopez

6/10/60 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
Texas Death Match
Dick The Bruiser beat Bob Ellis
Ellis won six of the first seven falls but lost the 8th and could not continue.
Verne Gagne & Wilbur Snyder beat Roy Shire & Ray Shire 2/3
1 Ray pinned Gagne
2 Gagne beat Ray
3 Gagne beat Roy
Referee Jack Allen
Penny Banner beat Therese Theis
Crusher Lisowski beat Johnny Weaver in 20:00
Att: 5,131, Gate: $9,445

6/11/60 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
US Champion Dick The Bruiser beat Bob Ellis 2/3- this bout was set up by Ellis' upset of the Bruiser on Thursday, June 2 on studio wrestling from Windsor, Ontario
Mysterious Medics beat Bill Miller & Fritz Von Erich
Larry Chene beat Frank Shields
Nick Bock beat Hardy Kruskamp
Joe Blanchard drew Dick Steinborn
Att: 11,534; gate: $26,301.75

6/14/60 Monticello, IN @ Staggs Gym
Dick The Bruiser vs Joe Blanchard 2/3 60:00
Johnny Weaver & Dick Steinborn vs Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff 2/3 60:00
Plus one other match

6/15/60 Anderson, IN @ National Guard Armory
TV Taping
Bob Ellis, Wilbur Snyder, Dick The Bruiser, Joe Blanchard, The Sheik, Kinji Shibuya, Nick Bockwinkel & Don Eagle all in action.
Promoter: Ned Taylor of Indiana Wrestling Inc.
Note: "Movies to be made of all bouts to be shown later on channel 4."

6/21/60 Brazil, IN @ Brazil Armory
Cowboy Bob Ellis vs Dick The Bruiser
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff vs Nick Bockwinkel & Johnny Weaver
plus a one fall 20 minute match with one member from each team

6/24/60 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
Cage Match
Dick The Bruiser beat Bob Ellis when Bruiser tossed Ellis over the 5 foot cage
June Byers beat Penny Banner
Wilbur Snyder beat Mitsu Arakawa
Verne Gagne beat Stan Kowalski
Pedro Godoy beat Jack Wilson
Att: 4,135

6/25/60 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
Chicken Wire Cage Match
US Champion Dick The Bruiser beat Bob Ellis 2/3
1 Ellis pinned Bruiser in 10:51 after a bulldog headlock
2 Bruiser beat Ellis in 7:01
3 Bruiser pinned Ellis in 6:59 after a series of bodyslams
Ray Shire & Roy Shire beat Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti
Angelo Poffo beat Joe Blanchard
Nick Bock drew Fritz Von Erich
Rauol Romero drew Boris Volkoff
att: 13,297; gate $31,035.25

7/1/60 Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada @ Memorial Park
Dick the Bruiser beat Joe Brunetti 2-0
Guy Brunetti defeated Bill Miller dq
Johnny Weaver drew John Paul Henning
Att: 1,000

7/2/60 Angola, IN @ Buck Lake Ranch
Dick The Bruiser vs Bob Ellis
Jackie Hammond vs Penny Banner
Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff vs Joe Blanchard & Johnny Weaver

7/5/60 Windsor, Ontario, Canada @ Arena
Special Referee: Sam Menacker
Dick the Bruiser beat Raoul Romero 2/3
1 Bruiser pinned Romero after a body slam
2 Romero beat Bruiser
3 Bruiser pinned Romero after hitting Raoul with a foreign object
The Medics drew Wilbur Snyder & Bob Ellis
Canadian Champion Bobo Brazil beat Waldo Von Erich in 23:00
Att: 2,000

7/12/60 Indianapolis, IN @ Tyndall Armory
Dick the Bruiser beat Bob Ellis
The Sheik beat Johnny Weaver
The Medics beat Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff
Pepper Gomez beat John Swenski

7/16/60 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
US Champion Dick The Bruiser vs Angelo Poffo
Wilbur Snyder & Pepper Gomez vs Mysterious Medics
Don Eagle vs Johnny Weaver
Raoul Romero vs Pancho Lopez
Plus one other match

7/18/60 Jasonville, IN @ Tri-City Fairgrounds
Dick The Bruiser vs Bob Ellis
Nicoli Volkoff & Boris Volkoff vs Joe Blanchard & Nick Bockwinkel
Plus one other match

7/19/60 Indianapolis, IN @ Tyndall Armory
Bob Ellis beat Dick the Bruiser
Laura Martinez & Millie Stafford beat Penny Banner & Kathy Starr
Pepper Gomez beat John Paul Henning
The Medics drew Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti when the time limit expired in the 3rd fall

7/23/60 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
Dick The Bruiser beat Raul Romero 2/3
Wilbur Snyder & Bobo Brazil beat Angelo Poffo & Bronco Lubich 2/3
Red Taylor & Dandy Andy Moore beat Irish Jackie & Billy The Kid
Joe Blanchard beat Jack Wilson
Att: 3,801

7/25/60 Anderson, IN @ National Guard Armory
TV Taping
Bob Ellis, Roy Shire, Ray Shire, Mysterious Medics, Dick The Bruiser, Joe Blanchard, Nick Bockwinkel, The Sheik and Pepper Gomez all in action.
Note: "Movies to be made of all bouts to be shown later on channel 4."

7/30/60 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
Wilbur Snyder & Pepper Gomez beat Dick The Bruiser & Fritz Von Erich when Gomez pinned Bruiser
Bob Ellis beat Herb Gerwig
Kinji Shibuya beat Joe Brunetti
Guy Brunetti beat Mitsu Arakawa
Nick Bock beat Johnny Weaver
att: 4,104

8/5/60 Elnora, IN @ Daviess County Fair
Dick The Bruiser vs Wilbur Snyder 2/3
Penny Banner vs Jackie Hammond
Tiny Roe vs Lord Littlebrook
Promoter: Leon Balkin of Evansville

8/6/60 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
Dick The Bruiser beat Bobo Brazil 2/3 when Bobo suffered an injury and could not continue
1 Bobo pinned Bruiser after a series of head butts
2 Bruiser pinned Bobo after a knee drop
3 Bruiser countered Bobo's head butt attempt with a flying mare. Bobo was injured and could not continue.
Joe Blanchard & Wilbur Snyder beat Mitsu Arakawa & Kinji Shibuya on a 3rd fall dq
1 Snyder won with an abdominal stretch
2 Mitsu Arakawa & Kinji Shibuya won
3 Joe Blanchard & Wilbur Snyder were dq'ed
Therese Theis beat Jackie Hammond in 20:00
World Tag Team Champions Roy Shire & Ray Shire beat Larry Hennig & Bill Wright
Notes: The Milwaukee card has been checked by clipping on Google News. Bill Wright later known as Billy Red Cloud.

8/9/60 Kokomo, IN @ Speedway
Dick the Bruiser vs Nick Bockwinkel
Angelo Poffo vs Pepper Gomez
Jack Allen vs Jack Wilson

8/10/60 Anderson, IN @ National Guard Armory
TV Taping
8 Bouts featuring Pepper Gomez, Dick The Bruiser, Bob Ellis, Roy Shire, Ray Shire, Verne Gagne, The Sheik and many more stars
Note: "Movies to be made of all bouts to be shown later on channel 4."

8/11/60 New Orleans, LA @ Municipal Auditorium
Dick the Bruiser beat Wilbur Snyder 2/3
Rod Rivera beat Bob Morrow
China Mira beat Jessica Rogers
Adrian Baillargeon beat Tony Jiminez
att: 5,000
Note: "Snyder is said to be undefeated and won the United States championship from Verne Gagne." – New Orleans LA Times-Picayune, Aug. 9, 1960

8/13/60 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
US Champion Dick The Bruiser beat Pepper Gomez 2/3
Wilbur Snyder drew Fritz Von Erich
Chris Tolos & John Tolos beat Nick Bock & Joe Blanchard
Angelo Poffo beat Dan O’Shocker
Mistu Arakawa beat Howard Martin
Att: 5,802

8/18/60 New Orleans, LA @ Municipal Auditorium
Referee: Al Massey
Dick the Bruiser dcor Wilbur Snyder in 3rd fall
Adrian Baillargeon beat Rod Rivera
China Mira & Jesse Jiminez beat Jessica Rogers & Ken Cooper
Promoter: Joe Gunther
att: 5,623
Note: "Seating capacity of the Auditorium is 9,600 and Gunther announced that the St. Ann Street side will be reserved for white wrestling patrons with the St. Peter side of the auditorium balcony and box seats reserved for Negro mat fans." – New Orleans LA Times-Picayune, Aug. 18, 1960

HOOKS AND JABS

(By Pete Baird, New Orleans LA Times-Picayune, Sunday, August 21, 1960)

The future is not very bright at all for boxing here in the months to come … (One) obstacle, many believe, is that mixed bouts are not imminent what with Gov. Davis having his hands full trying to keep segregation in the public schools. Thus this is hardly the time for the boxing commission to plug for integration in the fight racket.

So the ring fans have to turn to wrestling – and what a revolution! I never would have believed there would be so much interest in that sport here, but times are changing – everything is changing.

Anyway, the grapplers are making hay all over the country and Joe Gunther aims to reap all he can here by bringing in the best big boys he can find. Seems he found a couple of big Japanese named Mitsu Arakawa and Kinji Shibuya who have some judo holds called chop and "claw."

It's a shame Jim Murtagh, who passed away recently, wasn't around to see the 6,000 and $7,600 gate last week at the Auditorium, but at least his widow, Ernestine, is part of the promotion along with Manda Gunther, Joe's wife.

Joe aims to put on top shows whenever he can get the Auditorium. His next show will be Thursday night. Gorgeous George, perfume and all, will be on the next show, according to Joe.

BRUISER IN HOT WATER – "Lafayette, I ain't coming." That, in effect, is what Dick the Bruiser said Friday night as he swam languidly in a New Orleans pool. And those words cost him $500 and an indefinite suspension.

Seems the Bruiser was billed for a tag-team bout in Lafayette Friday but decided "they don't need me" so he failed to show. The Louisiana boxing commission didn't take kindly to that so it fined him the $500 and will give it to promoter Harry Romero to help compensate for his loss when the star was absent.

Martin Burke, commissioner, said they were trying hard to make all states recognize such suspensions, and Emile Bruneau is going to press for it at the boxing commissions' convention in Mexico City. "Already Chicago heard about this deal," said Burke, "and asked us to go easy on the Bruiser. But we must protect the promoters as well as others in wrestling and you can't do it without penalizing offenders."

In wrestling some might get away with taking a dive, but a swim can be costly.

New Orleans LA: August 22, 1960 (Monday)
Wrestler Dick the Bruiser is ordered by the Louisiana boxing commission to pay Lafayette LA promoter Harry Romero $212.50 for expenses incurred when the Bruiser no-showed a card there Friday, Aug. 19 … In addition, the commission levied a $250 fine on the Indiana athlete with the understanding he is to appear in Lafayette within 30 days and pay the reimbursement and fine within 72 hours. The Bruiser, attending in person, said "the whole thing was a misunderstanding, a mistake on my part."

8/24/60 Anderson, IN @ National Guard Armory
TV Taping
featuring Wilbur Snyder, Joe Blanchard, Nick Bockwinkel, Mysterious Medics, Pepper Gomez, Dick The Bruiser, Angelo Poffo & Bronko Lubich
Note: "Movies to be made of all bouts to be shown later on channel 4."

8/27/60 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
Special Referee: Bobo Brazil
Wilbur Snyder beat Dick The Bruiser 2/3
Bobo Brazil beat Wee Willie Davis
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti drew Mitsu Arakawa & Kinji Shibuya
Pepper Gomez beat Lou Whitson
Angelo Poffo vs Jack Allen

HOOKS AND JABS

(By Pete Baird, New Orleans LA Times-Picayune, Sunday, August 28, 1960)

(column excerpt) … (Dick the Bruiser) was put on the carpet last week by the boxing commission and fined $500 for running out of his engagement at Lafayette. That wasn't a terrific blow to the Bruiser, however. During the commission session the Bruiser was asked how much dough he makes a month. "It fluctuates (goes up and down, boys)," said Richard. (Chairman Emile) Bruneau said, "But you must know approximately what you make." Replied the B., "It runs between $4,000 and $8,000 a month." If the average is six big ones, the mean man picks up $72,000 per annum. So what's $500 to the Bruiser who was on a swimming party here when he was supposed to be tag-teaming in Lafayette?

8/29/60 Windsor, Ontario, Canada @ Arena
Referee Steve Zold
Dick The Bruiser beat Pepper Gomez on a 3rd fall COR
1 Bruiser pinned Gomez after a knee drop in 12:00
2 Gomez beat Bruiser with a stomach claw within 4 minutes
3 Gomez was counted out of the ring after Bruiser smashed Gomez in the head with the timekeeper's metal table
Bob Ellis beat Angelo Poffo on a 3rd fall dq
1 Poffo beat Ellis with an Italian Backbreaker
2 Ellis pinned Poffo after a bulldog headlock
3 Poffo's manager Bronco Lubich interfered and Poffo was dq'ed
Nick Bock & Joe Blanchard beat Ray Shire & Bronco Lubich 2/3
Att: "The crowd of nearly 2,000"
Promoters: Jim Barnett & Johnny Doyle

9/3/60 Angola, IN @ Buck Lake Ranch
NWA Champion vs US Champion
NWA Champion Pat O"Connor vs US Champion Dick the Bruiser
Mitsu Arakawa & Kinji Shibuya vs Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti
Joe Blanchard vs Gene (Ralph?) Bartleman

9/8/60 New Orleans, LA @ Municipal Auditorium
Dick the Bruiser beat Cowboy Bob Ellis 2/3
Rod Rivera beat Gorgeous George dq
Cowboy Bradley & Beau Brummel beat Tiny Roe & Lord Littlebrook
Adrian Baillargeon beat Tony Jiminez
att: 5,000

9/10/60 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
US Champion Dick The Bruiser drew Larry Chene when the referee stopped the match in the 3rd fall
1 Bruiser beat Chene in 22:59
2 Chene beat Bruiser in 8:19
3 After 15 minutes, the referee stopped the bout with both wrestlers bleeding
NWA Champion Pat O'Connor beat Dan Miller
Bill Miller drew Pepper Gomez
John Tolos & Chris Tolos vs Mitsu Arakawa & Kinji Shibuya
Jim Hady vs Ali Bey
Pat Duffy vs Emile Dupre
Rene Bardot vs Miguel Torres
Don Jardine vs Frank Shields
Steve Zold vs Jackie Hill
Tony Martinelli vs Tony Cosanza
att: 15,468, gate $38,046

9/12/60 Windsor, Ontario, Canada @ Arena
Referee Len Aldous
Dick the Bruiser beat Wilbur Snyder utc
1 Snyder beat Bruiser with a "grapevine hold."
2 Snyder was counted out of the ring due to an injury
3 Snyder was unable to continue
Canadian Heavyweight Champion Bobo Brazil beat Mitsu Arakawa via pin after a series of head butts
Dr. Bill Miller beat Guy Brunetti in 15:00
Joe Brunetti beat Dan Miller via pin in 15:00 with a cradle hold
Att: "900 rabid enthusiasts"

9/16/60 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
Verne Gagne (sub Wilbur Snyder) & Bobo Brazil beat Angelo Poffo & Dick The Bruiser dq
The Medics beat Joe Blanchard & Nick Bockwinkel 2/3
Elaine Ellis & Lola LaRay beat Carol Cook & Betty Clark
Babs Wingo & Marva Scott beat Ethel Johnson & Ramona Isbell
Little Beaver & Red Taylor beat Tom Thumb & Pee Wee James
Att: "3,555 fans"

9/17/60 New Orleans, LA @ Municipal Auditorium
Referee: Sam Menacker
Dick the Bruiser vs Cowboy Bob Ellis 
Gorgeous George vs Bob Morrow
Mickey Sharpe vs Ray Andrews
Note: Special Saturday Night Card.

9/22/60 New Orleans, LA @ Municipal Auditorium
Dick the Bruiser beat Adrian Baillargeon
Dick the Bruiser beat Wilbur Snyder utc
Adrian Baillargeon beat Gorgeous George
Bob Morrow beat Mickey Sharpe dq
Jim LaRock beat Firpo Zbyszko
att: 3,500
Note: Snyder reportedly sustained an ankle injury when attacked by Dick the Bruiser before the bell rang, so Baillargeon was rushed in as a substitute.

VIEWING THE NEWS        
(By Bill Keefe, New Orleans LA Times-Picayune, Tuesday, September 27, 1960)

(column excerpt) … Wrestling interests in Alabama, where Joe Gunther zoomed the mat game next to football as a sports attraction, are beckoning Gunther to return and once more take the helm as promoter. But Gunther (has) turned down the offer and said even if he wanted to make the change he'd have trouble getting his wife to leave their adopted New Orleans.

"We've lived here for more than twenty years and probably will remain for the rest of our lives," said Joe. "Crescent City mat fans have been loyal with their regular attendance and now that we are in a position to bring in all the topflight wrestling talent, we aim to stay and continue surpassing attendance-wise cities with much larger populations."

Gunther said he had to switch his Municipal Auditorium date to Tuesday of this week as it was the only date available.

"We didn't want to miss the chance to show Pepper Gomez, whom the fans have poured in requests to see in action against Dick the Bruiser," Gunther said. The latter said the expected huge crowd Tuesday night will bring the total attendance mark well past the 15,000 figure for the month of October.

Emile Bruneau, chairman of the Louisiana State Athletic Commission, is supervising wrestling with the same diligence he does the boxing game and Bruneau says he and other commission members are happy with talent and attractions Gunther is presenting.

"Most of the leading wrestlers are college graduates and well-behaved fellows and can hold their own in conversations on any given subject," said Emile.

9/27/60 New Orleans, LA @ Municipal Auditorium
Referee: Al Massey
Dick the Bruiser beat Pepper Gomez 2/3
Adrian Baillargeon & Paul Anderson beat Mickey Sharpe & Gorgeous George
Jim LaRock beat Chuck Berger
att: 5,000

9/29/60 Fort Wayne, IN
Archie Moore referee
Mitsu Arakawa & Kinji Shibuya ddq Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti'
Dick The Bruiser beat Wilbur Snyder
Fuzzy Cupid beat Little Beaver
Lorraine Johnson beat Millie Stafford
Att: 4,187

9/30/60 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
Special Referee: Archie Moore
Antonino Rocca beat US Champion Dick The Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti beat Roy Shire & Ray Shire
Larry Chene beat Dick “Bulldog” Brower (sub Brute Bernard)
Bill Miller beat Nick Bock
Yukon Eric beat Cowboy Rocky Lee
Dan Miller beat Emile Dupre
Att: 15,154

10/1/60 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
Dick The Bruiser beat Pepper Gomez 2/3
1 Bruiser beat Gomez
2 Gomez beat Bruiser with a claw hold
3 Bruiser pinned Gomez
Hair vs Masks
Verne Gagne & Bobo Brazil beat The Medics 2-0 and unmasked them as "two Spaniards."
1 Brazil pinned one of the Medics after a series of koko bonks
2 Gagne beat one of the Medics with a sleeper hold
Bob Ellis beat Rocky Lee via pin after a bulldog headlock
Joe Blanchard beat Emile DuPre via pin after a series of dropkicks
Cowboy Bradley & Lord Littlebrook beat Tony Roe & Bull Brummell
Att: "4,727 patrons"

10/5/60 Anderson, IN @ National Guard Armory
TV Taping
8 bouts featuring Yukon Eric, Dick The Bruiser, Ray Shire, Roy Shire, Angelo Poffo, Bronko Lubich, Bob Ellis, Pepper Gomez and many more stars
Note: "Movies to be made of all bouts to be shown later on channel 4."

10/8/60 Cincinnati, OH
The Sheik & Dick The Bruiser beat Yukon Eric & Hercules Cortez
Bob Ellis drew Kinji Shibuya
Pepper Gomez drew Mitsu Arawaka
Wilbur Snyder beat Dan Miller
June Byers beat Millie Stafford
Emile Dupre drew Ralph Bartleman

10/12/60 Wallaceburg, Ontario, Canada @ Memorial Arena
Dick The Bruiser beat Bob Ellis 2/3 in 28:00
1 Bruiser beat Ellis
2 Ellis beat Bruiser at the 20 minute mark
3 Bruiser pinned Ellis at the 28 minute mark after using a chair
Dr. Bill Miller beat Guy Brunetti in 38:00
Joe Brunetti beat Pete (Dan?) Miller 2/3
Att: "record crowd of 2,730 persons"

10/13/60 Fort Wayne, IN
Pepper Gomez beat Dick The Bruiser
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti beat Kinji Shubuyia & Mitsu Arakawa dq
Dr X  beat Lou Whitson

10/15/60 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
One Fall to a Finish
Dick The Bruiser beat Pepper Gomez in 35:00
Verne Gagne & Bobo Brazil beat Mitsu Arakawa & Kinji Shibuya
Bobby Managoff drew Dr. X
June Byers beat Lorraine Johnson
Att: 3,750

10/18/60 Indianapolis, IN @ Tyndall Armory
Dick the Bruiser drew Pepper Gomez
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti beat Kinji Shibuya & Mitsu Arakawa dq
The Sheik beat Nick Bockwinkel
Joe Blanchard beat Nino Perez
att: 3,600

10/22/60 Cincinnati, OH
Yukon Eric & Hercules Cortez beat The Sheik & Dick The Bruiser
Bob Ellis beat Dr. X and unmasked him as Bill Miller
Angelo Poffo drew Nick Bockwinkel
Lord Littlebrook & Cowboy Bradley beat Tiny Roe & Beau Brummel
Frank Allman beat Nino Perez

10/26/60 Indianapolis, IN @ Tyndall Armory
Dick the Bruiser beat Pepper Gomez COR
Guy Brunetti beat Nino Perez
Joe Brunetti beat Lou Whitson
Bobby Managoff beat The Sheik dq
Wilbur Snyder & Cowboy Bob Ellis drew Kinji Shibuya & Mitsu Arakawa 45:00

10/27/60 Fort Wayne, IN
Referee Connie Marker
Dick The Bruiser beat Pepper Gomez
Bobby Managoff beat The Sheik
Lord Littlebrook & Beau Brummel beat Cowboy Bradley & Tiny Roe

10/28/60 Boston, MA @ Garden
World Champion Killer Kowalski beat Pepper Gomez
Verne Gagne beat Dick the Bruiser dq
Alma Mills beat Lucille Dupree 2/3
Frank Scarpa beat Perry Garvin
Haystack Muldoon beat Wildman Firpo
The Rebel & Ivan Strogoff beat Ron Hill & Golden Boy Dupree
Killer Douglas drew Joe Sasso 20:00
Att: 6,000

10/29/60 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
No Referee
Verne Gagne & Yukon Eric beat Dick The Bruiser & Raoul Romero 2/3
No Referee Match
Killer Kowalski beat Pepper Gomez
Joe Brunetti beat Ray Shire
Roy Shire beat Guy Brunetti
Luis Martinez beat Tom Zaharias
Att: 15,853

11/5/60 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
Yukon Eric beat Dick The Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
Angelo Poffo beat Pepper Gomez
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti drew Boris Volkoff & Nicoli Volkoff 30:00
Joe Blanchard beat Jack Allen
Ethel Johnson & Kathleen Wimbley beat Babs Wingo & Marva Scott
Att: 6,592

11/7/60 Windfall, IN @ High School Gymnasium
Dick The Bruiser vs Bob Ellis
plus two other matches including a tag team match

11/11/60 Fort Wayne, IN
Yukon Eric beat Dick The Bruiser
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti beat Chris Toos & John Tolos
The Sheik beat Pepper Gomez

11/12/60 Cincinnati, OH
Dick The Bruiser beat Hercules Cortez
Killer Kowalski beat Nick Bockwinkel
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti beat Frank Allman & Martino Angelo
Don Leo Jonathan beat Jim Grabmire

11/14/60 Greenburg, IN @ Community Gymnasium
Dick The Bruiser vs Bob Ellis
Chris Tolos & John Tolos vs Nick Bockwinkel & Joe Blanchard
bout between one member of each tag team

11/16/60 Anderson, IN @ National Guard Armory
TV Taping
8 bouts featuring Yukon Eric, Killer Kowalski, Bob Ellis, John Tolos, Chris Tolos, Pepper Gomez, Don Leo Jonathan, Dick The Bruiser and many more top stars
Note: "Movies to be made of all bouts to be shown later on channel 4."

11/18/60 Boston, MA @ Garden
World Champion Killer Kowalski beat Yukon Eric
Antonino Rocca beat Dick the Bruiser
Haystack Muldoon beat Jimmy Valentine
Enrico Ponzi beat Vorrius the Greek
Joe Red Sasso beat Harry Lewis
The Texas Rebels beat Ron Hill & Nick Valley
Killer Douglas beat Dick Bousier
Att: 6,500

11/23/60 Denver, CO @ Auditorium Arena
Pepper Gomez & Raoul Romero beat Dick the Bruiser & Larry Hamilton (sub Angelo Poffo) 2/3
Jack Pesek beat Larry Hamilton in 12:04
Emile Dupre (sub Ernie Dusek) drew Larry Hamilton 30:00
Ricardo Cortez beat Abe Starr in 16:30
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
Att: 3,438 fans
Note: Hamilton wrestling in three matches doesn't make much sense.

11/24/60 Fort Wayne, IN
Yukon Eric beat Dick The Bruiser dq
The Sheik & Angelo Poffo dcor Pepper Gomez & Bob Ellis 
Bronco Lubich beat Nick Bockwinkel
Att: 5,599

11/25/60 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
Yukon Eric beat Dick The Bruiser in 22:00 when Bruiser quit because of a cut forehead
Verne Gagne beat Mitsu Arakawa in 19:00
Killer Kowalski drew Bob Ellis 30:00
Jack Allen beat Tom Neri
Wilbur Snyder & Pepper Gomez beat Angelo Poffo & Bronco Lubich
Att: 7,081, Gate: $13,000

11/26/60 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
US Champion Dick the Bruiser beat Bill Miller 2/3
Yukon Eric & Raoul Romero beat Ray Shire & Roy Shire COR to win World Tag Title
Killer Kowalski beat Angelo Poffo
Mitsu Arakawa (sub Kinji Shibuya) beat Bronko Lubich
Pepper Gomez drew Bobby Managoff (sub Mitsu Arakawa)
Att: 10,176

11/29/60 Kansas City, MO @ Municipal Auditorium
Dick The Bruiser beat Pepper Gomez 2/3
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti beat Kinji Shibuya & Mitsu Arakawa 2/3
The Sheik beat Joe Blanchard in 15:10 with an “Arabian neckbreaker”
Lorraine Johnson beat Judy Glover via pin in 6:34
John Paul Henning beat Rocky Lee via pin in 7:50
Joe Hamilton beat Jack O’Reilly via pin in 7:38

12/3/60 Cincinnati, OH
Dick The Bruiser & The Sheik no contest Johnny Barned & Magnificent Maurice
Bob Ellis beat Killer Kowalski
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti beat Herb Gerwig & Gregory Jarque
Bobo Brazil beat Prince Nero
Frankie Talaber beat Jack Steele

12/7/60 Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada @ St. Gilbert's Hall
Dick the Bruiser beat Pepper Gomez on a 3rd fall COR
Guy Brunetti beat Bronko Lubich
Angelo Poffo beat Joe Brunetti dq
Att: "600 fans"

12/8/60 Denver, CO @ Auditorium Arena
Dick the Bruiser beat Yukon Eric 2/3
1 Bruiser beat Eric in 6:48
2 Eric beat Bruiser in 1:48
3 Bruiser beat Eric
Women’s Champion June Byers beat Beverly Lehmer 2/3
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti beat Ernie Dusek & Larry Hamilton 1-0 60:00
1 Brunettis won
2 The 60 minute time limit expired before either team could score another fall
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
in attendance: Everette Marshall
Att: 3,600 fans

12/9/60 Buffalo, NY @ Memorial Auditorium
Wrestlethon
Qualifying round:
Cowboy Bob Ellis beat Ramon Lopez
The Sheik beat Bobby Bell
Duke Keomuka beat Billy Parks
Dick the Bruiser beat Reggie Parks
First round:
Doc Gallagher beat The Sheik by decision in 10:00
Ilio DiPaolo beat Fritz Von Erich by decision in 10:00
Don Leo Jonathan beat Frank Valois in 3:41
Billy “Red” Lyons beat Cowboy Bob Ellis by decision in 10:00
Sato Keomuka beat Waldo Von Erich in 2:42
Mike Gallagher beat Duke Keomuka by decision in 10:00
Dick the Bruiser beat Fritz Von Goering in 3:20
Hercules Romero beat Hans Hermann in 3:46
Second round:
Sato Keomuka beat Mike Gallagher in 0:42
Billy “Red” Lyons beat Ilio DiPaolo by decision in 10:00
Doc Gallagher beat Don Leo Jonathan dq in 6:09
Hercules Romero beat Dick the Bruiser dq in 3:56
Semifinals:
Billy “Red” Red Lyons beat Doc Gallagher in 1:25
Sato Keomuka walked over Romero, who was hurt versus Bruiser
Finals:
Sato Keomuka beat Billy “Red” Lyons in 8:46
att: 10,777

12/10/60 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
Dick the Bruiser & Killer Kowalski beat Yukon Eric & Raoul Romero 2-0 to win World Tag Title
Argentina Rocca beat Ray Shire
Roy Shire vs Miguel Perez
John Tolos vs Guy Brunetti
Chris Tolos vs Joe Brunetti
Gregory Jarque drew Nick Bock
Luis Martinez vs Pepper Gomez
Little Beaver & Bouncing Bernie Burke vs Pee Wee James & Irish Jackie
Note: Bruiser still billed as US Champion

12/13/60 Kansas City, MO @ Municipal Auditorium
Yukon Eric beat Killer Kowalski on a 3rd fall dq
Dick The Bruiser beat Nick Bockwinkel 2/3
Bob Ellis dcor The Sheik
Mike Paidousis drew Pepper Gomez 20:00
Kathy Starr & Millie Stafford beat Judy Glover & Jessica Rogers 2/3

12/16/60 Buffalo, NY @ Memorial Auditorium
NWA Champion Pat O'Connor beat Sato Keomuka dq for refusing to break stranglehold in 21:44
Doc Gallagher & Mike Gallagher beat Ray Shire & Howard Martin, 15:23
Dick (the Bruiser) Afflis beat Bobo Brazil in 10:00 after using a chair
Ilio DiPaolo drew Fritz von Erich
Billy “Red” Lyons beat Frank Valois via pin in 10:52 with a back rollover 
Miguel Perez beat Cyclone Smith in 5:46

12/21/60 Toledo, OH @ Sports Arena
Fritz Von Erich beat Dick the Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
Ilio DiPaolo beat Ray Shire to win Ohio championship
Miguel Perez beat Roy Shire (sub Doc Gallagher)
Mike Gallagher drew Billy ‘Red’ Lyons
Dick Beyer beat Dan O’Shocker
Promoter: Walter J. Moore

12/26/60 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
Referee Billy Schmae
Dick The Bruiser beat Angelo Poffo via pin
Bob Ellis beat Killer Kowalski COR
Wilbur Snyder drew Bobby Managoff 20:00
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti beat Roy Shire & Mitsu Arakawa 2/3
Bobo Brazil beat Jack Wilson
Jack Allen beat Count Coroni
Att: 3,100
Promoter: Joe Blanchard

12/29/60 Denver, CO @ Auditorium Arena
World Title Claimant Dick the Bruiser beat Bob Ellis on a 3rd fall dq
1 Bruiser beat Ellis in 7:11
2 Ellis beat Bruiser in 1:07
3 Ellis was dq'ed in 5:52
This match may have been for the U.S. Title, but it was listed as “World” Title in the newspaper
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti beat Ernie Dusek (sub The Sheik) & Larry Hamilton
Joe Brunetti drew Larry Hamilton when the 45 minute time limit expired in the 3rd fall
Ernie Dusek beat Guy Brunetti
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
Att: 4,500 fans
Note: The Sheik reportedly was stuck in Detroit due to weather.

12/30/60 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
Dick The Bruiser & Killer Kowalski drew Verne Gagne & Argentina Rocca 2/3
Wilbur Snyder beat Ernie Dusek
Jack Pesek beat George McArthur
Emile Dupre drew Larry Hamilton
Dick Garza drew Luis Martinez
Att: 5,860

Credit the usual suspects. Tim Hornbaker. Robert VanKavelaar. Jim Mandl. Mark Bujan. George Lentz. Mike DuPree. Tim Tassler. Will Morrisey. Jim Melby. Don Luce. JMK.

Note: Added a few Nebraska cards

Note: Added Hisa's Richmond, Indiana listing

Note: Added a Windsor card from Kriss.

Note: Added a few Florida cards, one Windsor card and one Wallaceburg card from the google news archives.

Note: Made a bunch of edits and added several Denver cards from Tim Hornbaker.

Note: Added the three Ontario cards from Kriss and a bunch of fall listings plus other info on the Milwaukee cards.

Note: Added a bunch of stuff from Kriss and a few cards of my own.

Note: Added a few Buffalo cards from Steve Johnson @ SteelBeltWrestling.com

Note: Added a Racine, WI card from One Fan Gang

Note: Made multiple corrections and additions on Detroit cards via Jim Mandl and Tim Hornbaker.

Note: Added some Boston cards from Tim Hornbaker.

Note: Added sone Florida cards from Robert Van Kavelaar.



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1961 is almost finished. Just need to add the Milwaukee cards from that year and I'll be done with it. Most complete year yet. 



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The United States Title gets very confusing in 1961. Promoters Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle ran cards in a number of cities including Detroit, Indianapolis and Denver. Barnett and Doyle were in control of the United States Title. But each city at times had different United States Champions. Wilbur Snyder might have the strap in one city. Dick The Bruiser in another. Bob Ellis in another. And so on and so forth. OK that's easy to understand.

Roy Shire ran his first card in San Francisco on March 4, 1961. He was affiliated with Barnett and Doyle using much of the same talent in San Francisco and other Northern California cities. However Roy Shire created his own United States Champion in Ray Stevens who was known as Ray Shire everywhere else but the San Francisco territory for most of 1961. Ray Stevens wasn't the only one playing the name game. Hercules Cortez was Cortez in one city, Raoul Romero in another and Hercules Romero in another. When you see these types of things in the listings, it's not my mistake. That's just the way it was.

1/6/61 Buffalo, NY @ Memorial Auditorium
Dick The Bruiser beat Mike Gallagher
Bobo Brazil beat Doc Gallagher
Red Feather & Brown Panther beat Irish Jackie & Billy The Kid
Bearcat Wright beat Ramon Lopez
Miguel Perez beat Joe Lacorte
Joe Christie beat Billy Parks
att: 4,588

1/7/61 Cincinnati, OH @ Gardens
Original lineup
Dick the Bruiser & The Sheik vs Magnificent Maurice & Johnny Barend
Bobo Brazil vs Angelo Poffo
Red Bastien & Lou Bastien vs Juan Sebastian & Nick Kolonas
Frankie Talaber vs Golden Menace

1/7/61 Cincinnati, OH
Results from another source
Dick The Bruiser & The Sheik no contest Johnny Barend & Magnificent Maurice
Bobo Brazil beat Angelo Poffo
Bob Ellis beat Danno O’Shocker & Gregory Jarque
Frankie Talaber beat Golden Menace

1/12/61 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
Dick The Bruiser & Killer Kowalski beat Yukon Eric & Bob Ellis when Bruiser pinned Ellis in 9:30 of the 3rd fall
Red Bastien & Lou Bastien no contest Angelo Poffo & Bronco Lubich
Bobo Brazil beat Dr. X and unmasked him "but the Doctor left in a huffin' hurry and his identity is still a mystery."
Don Leo Jonathan beat Jack Wilson
Att: "3,128 paid critics"

1/13/61 Marion, IN
Dick The Bruiser beat Cowboy Bob Ellis

1/17/61 Kansas City, MO @ Municipal Auditorium
Bob Ellis vs The Sheik
Dick the Bruiser vs Yukon Eric
Bobo Brazil vs Pedro Godoy
John Paul Henning & Sonny Myers vs Lee Henning & Stan Stasiak
Ann Regan vs Pat Lyda

1/19/61 Denver, CO @ City Auditorium Arena
United States Champion Dick the Bruiser beat Bob Ellis 2/3 utc
1 Bruiser beat Ellis in 6:50
2 Ellis beat Bruiser in 5:52
3 Ellis could not continue
a bloody match, with Ellis bleeding profusely
Verne Gagne drew The Sheik 30:00
Yukon Eric beat Killer Kowalski with a bear hug
Wilbur Snyder beat Gene Kiniski 2/3
1 Kiniski beat Snyder
2 Snyder beat Kiniski
3 Snyder beat Kiniski when Gene refused to continue
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
in attendance: Johnny Doyle
promotional company: Barnett-Doyle Promotions
Denver Publicity Agent: Mark Schreiber
8,000 fans in attendance, record crowd with 2500-3500 fans turned away
gate: $20,000

1/24/61 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
Five foot high steel fence match, Referee Billy Schmae
Dick The Bruiser & Killer Kowalski beat Yukon Eric & Bob Ellis
1 Kowalski pinned Eric in 6:00 after a series of knee "jolts"
2 Eric beat Kowalski in 7:00 with a bear hug
3 Bruiser pinned Ellis
Red Bastien & Lou Bastien beat Ray Shire & Don Leo Jonathan when Lou pinned Don Leo in the 3rd fall after an atomic drop
The Sheik drew Bobo Brazil 20:00
Jack Allen drew Jack Wilson 20:00
Att: "2,735 cool cats"
Promoter: Joe Blanchard

1/25/61 Anderson, IN @ National Guard Armory
TV Taping
8 bouts featuring Red Bastien, Lou Bastien, Dick The Bruiser, Don Leo Jonathan, Dr. Big Bill Miller, Bob Ellis, Yukon Eric and many other top stars
Note: "Movies to be made of all bouts to be shown later on channel 4."

1/27/61 Buffalo, NY @ Memorial Auditorium
Bobo Brazil beat Dick The Bruiser
Fritz Von Erich beat Reggie Parks
Sato Keomuka drew Billy Red Lyons
Dick Beyer drew Mike Gallagher
Doc Gallagher beat Danno O'Shocker
Miguel Perez beat Larry Moquin

1/28/61 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
Bobo Brazil beat Dick The Bruiser dq
Roy Shire & Ray Shire vs Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti
Att: 16,852

2/2/61 Fort Wayne, IN
Dick The Bruiser & Killer Kowalski beat Bob Ellis & Yukon Eric
Don Leo Jonathan beat The Sheik
Red Bastien & Lou Bastien beat Chris Tolos & John Tolos

2/3/61 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
AWA Champion Dick the Bruiser no contest Yukon Eric
Ray Gunkel beat Gypsy Joe
Tiny Evans & Chief Little Eagle beat Danny Miller & Skull Murphy
Note: Bruiser was the United States Champion for Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle in Denver. Bruiser being billed as AWA Champion actually does makes some sense since Barnett's promotion in Indiana was often referred to as the American Wrestling Alliance.

2/8/61 Anderson, IN @ National Guard Armory
TV Taping
8 bouts featuring The Sheik, Yukon Eric, Red Bastien, Lou Bastien, Killer Kowalski, Dr. Big Bill Miller, Don Leo Jonathan and Pampero Firpo
Note: "Movies to be made of all bouts to be shown later on channel 4."

2/10/61 Indianapolis, IN
Yukon Eric beat Killer Kowalski dq
Dick The Bruiser beat Bobo Brazil
Red Bastien & Lou Bastien beat Masked Argentina Gauchos
Karl Gotch beat Frank Valois
Baby Cheryl beat Darling Dagmar
Joe Blanchard drew The Sheik
Pampero Firpo beat Guy Hill

2/11/61 Cincinnati, OH @ Gardens
Dick the Bruiser vs The Sheik
Red Bastien & Lou Bastien vs The Argentina Gauchos
Bobo Brazil vs Bill Miller
Note: Bruiser & Bobo wrestled in Milwaukee that night.

2/11/61 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
Two Referees Jack Wilson (inside the ring) and Bobby Schmae (outside the ring)
Bobo Brazil beat Dick The Bruiser on a reverse decision in the 3rd fall
Verne Gagne & Yukon Eric beat Chris Tolos & John Tolos
Wilbur Snyder beat The Sheik dq in 17:00
Killer Kowalski beat Bobby Managoff in 21:00
Baby Cheryl beat Darling Dagmar
Pampero Firpo beat Guy Hill via pin
Att: "a turn away gathering of 9,650", Gate: $17,797.30
Promoter: Joe Blanchard

2/14/61 Kansas City, MO @ Municipal Auditorium
Dick the Bruiser vs Bobo Brazil
Bob Ellis vs The Sheik
The Medics vs Sonny Myers & John Paul Henning
Dot Dotson vs Millie Stafford
Tommy O’Toole vs Billy Cox
Happy Humphrey vs Lee Henning

2/16/61 Fort Wayne, IN
Dick The Bruiser & Killer Kowalski vs Yukon Eric & Joe Blanchard
Ethel Johnson & Ramona Teselle beat Babs Wingo & Louise Green
Don Leo Jonathan beat Ray Shire
Att: 5,013

2/17/61 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
Dick the Bruiser vs Yukon Eric
Judy Grable vs Rita Cortez
Gypsy Joe & Skull Murphy vs Bill Dromo & Chief Little Eagle
Juan Harkey vs Guy Mitchell

2/18/61 Cincinnati, OH
The Sheik beat Dick The Bruiser
Bobo Brazil drew Bill Miller
Johnny Barend & Magnificent Maurice beat Bobby Managoff & Joe Blanchard
Red Bastien & Lou Bastien beat The Argentine Gauchos
Cowboy Bradley & Lord Littlebrook beat Bull Brummel & Tiny Roe

2/25/61 Detroit, MI
Argentina Rocca & Bobo Brazil beat Roy Shire & Ray Shire
Raoul Romero beat Angelo Savoldi
Pampero Firpo drew Emile Dupre
Bobo Brazil (Champion) was supposed to wrestle Dick The Bruiser For The US Title Match where any-thing goes - No DQ,No Time Limit,No Fouls and No Limit on the number of falls but Dick The Bruiser did not show up because of bad weather. Cowboy Bob Ellis was supposed to be with Argentina Rocca as the tag team partner against Roy & Ray Shire but Bob Ellis did not show up because of bad weather. Killer Kowalski vs. Joe Blanchard - Both of them did not show up because of bad weather.

2/27/61 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
Fight To The Finish Match
Dick The Bruiser beat Bobo Brazil in 33:00 to regain the US Title when Brazil suffered a neck injury and was unable to continue
Billy Red Lyons (sub Ilio DiPaulo) & Joe Blanchard beat Doc Gallagher & Mike Gallagher (subs for Chris Tolos & John Tolos)
Raoul Romero beat Vic Christy
Emile Dupre beat Jesus Chausson
att: 16,363 (an estimated 10,000 were turned away); gate: $42,256

3/1/61 Denver, CO @ City Auditorium Arena
Bobo Brazil beat Dick the Bruiser 2/3 to capture the United States Title
1 Bruiser pinned Brazil in 9:50 after a knee drop
2 Brazil pinned Bruiser in 2:20 after a series of headbutts
3 Brazil beat Bruiser when the referee stopped the match because Bruiser was bleeding profusely
Antonino Rocca beat The Sheik in 12:01
Mitsu Arakawa beat Danny Loos Jr. in 6:45
Verne Gagne beat Angelo Savoldi in 12:08
Ray Shire beat Bill Melby 2/3
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
referee: Rex Mayes
8,000 fans with 3,000 fans turned away
gate: $19,000-$20,000

3/2/61 Fort Wayne, IN
Bobo Brazil beat Dick The Bruiser
Don Leo Jonathan & Bill Miller beat Red Bastien & Lou Bastien
Darling Dagmar beat Baby Cheryl
Att: 7,447
Note: Newspaper said Brazil won US title and Bruiser was a bloody mess after match

3/3/61 Marion, IN
Yukon Eric beat Dick The Bruiser dq
June Byers beat Kathleen Wimbley
Bobby Managoff drew Joe Blanchard

3/7/61 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
Dick The Bruiser beat Bobo Brazil when Brazil was unable to continue in 3rd fall after missing a drop kick
1 Bruiser pinned Brazil
2 Brazil pinned Bruiser
3 Brazil missed a drop kick and was unable to continue. "It took him 15 minutes to revive and get to the dressing room."
Antonino Rocca beat Einar Olson
Verhe Gagne & Yukon Eric beat Pampero Firpo & Baron Gattoni
Karl Gotch beat Fritz Von Goering via pin
Killer Kowalski beat Bob Rasmussen
Att: "6,712 fans", Gate: $14,252.80
Promoter: Joe Blanchard

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3/9/61 Anderson, IN @ National Guard Armory
TV Taping
8 bouts featuring Verne Gagne, Argentina Rocca, Dick The Bruiser, Angelo Savoldi, Killer Kowalski, Karl Gotch, Yukon Eric, Joe Blanchard and many other top stars
Note: "Movies to be made of all bouts to be shown later on Channel 4"

3/11/61 Indianapolis, IN
Dick The Bruiser beat Bobo Brazil
Argentina Rocca beat Angelo Savoldi
Red Bastien & Lou Bastien beat Ray Shire & Baron Gattoni
La Chona LaClaire & Elaine Ellis beat Mary Hillis & Lola LaRay
Fritz Von Goering beat Vic Christy
Hercules Cortez beat Mike Valentino

3/16/61 Fort Wayne, IN
Bobo Brazil beat Dick The Bruiser
Ray Shire beat Bobby Managoff dq
Red Bastien & Lou Bastien beat Bill Miller & Don Leo Jonathan

3/24/61 Cincinnati, OH @ Garden
Dick The Bruiser, Dr. Bill Miller, Leo Nomellini and Joe Blanchard in action
Results from another source listed below.

3/24/61 Cincinnati, OH
The Sheik beat Dick The Bruiser
Bill Miller drew Joe Blanchard
Killer Kowalski beat Bob Rasmussen
Leo Nomellini beat Greg Jarque
Frankie Talaber beat Eric Von Brock

3/25/61 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
Dick The Bruiser beat Killer Kowalski
Bobo Brazil & Leo Nomellini beat Chris Tolos & John Tolos
Antonino Rocca beat Don Leo Jonathan
Bruno Sammartino (sub Swede Olson) beat Angelo Savoldi
Bob Ellis beat Bob Rasmussen (sub Dr. Big Bill Miller)
Karl Gotch beat Fritz Von Goering
Att: 11,470; gate: $26,277

3/29/61 Denver, CO @ Coliseum
Dick the Bruiser beat Bobo Brazil 2/3 to regain the United States Title
1 Bruiser pinned Bobo in 7:26 after a knee drop
2 Bobo pinned Bruiser in 1:47 after a coco bump
3 Bruiser pinned Bobo in 2:11 after Brazil missed a coco bump
Women’s Champion June Byers beat Penny Banner in 14:48
Bob Ellis & Wilbur Snyder beat Ray Shire & Roy Shire 2/3
1 Ray Shire pinned Snyder in 16:01
2 Snyder pinned Roy Shire in 6:08
3 Ellis pinned Roy in 2:55
Antonino Rocca beat Lou Whitson 2-0
1 Rocca beat Whitson in 10:35
2 Rocca beat Whitson in 58 seconds with a backbreaker
Bill Melby beat Angelo Savoldi in 18:08
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
in attendance: Johnny Doyle
Att: 8,528 fans, gate: $22,711

3/30/61 San Francisco, CA @ Cow Palace
Bob Ellis & Argentina Rocca beat Mitsu Arakawa & Eric Von Krupp
NWA Champion Pat O'Connor beat Ernie Dusek
Ray Stevens beat Bill Melby
Don Leo Jonathan beat Tim Geohagen
Dick the Bruiser beat Angelo Savoldi
Hombre Montana beat Chico Garcia
att: 7,921
Note: Roy Shire's 2nd card

4/1/61 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
Antonino Rocca beat Dick The Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
Leo Nomellini beat Angelo Savoldi
Verne Gagne & Bob Ellis beat Masked Gauchos
Babs Wingo won a 5 woman Battle Royal
Also in Battle Royal: Lulu Mae Provo, Ramona Isbell, Louise Greene and Pearl Bates
Att: 8,552
Promoter: Joe Blanchard

4/4/61 Indianapolis, IN
Bobo Brazil drew Dick The Bruiser
Ray Shire & Art Neilson ddq Scufflin Hillbillies
Handicap Match
Haystacks Calhoun beat Jack Terry & Gregory Jarque
Bruno Sammartino beat Herb Gerwig
Prince Koko beat Bob Rasmussen

4/5/61 Anderson, IN @ National Guard Armory
TV Taping
8 bouts featuring Ray Shire, Art Neilson, Argentina Rocca, Joe Blanchard, Haystack Calhoun, Killer Kowalski, Angelo Savoldi and many other top stars
Note: "Movies to be made of all bouts to be shown later on Channel 4"

4/7/61 Terre Haute, IN @ Armory
Dick The Bruiser vs Joe Blanchard
Red Bastien & Lou Bastien vs Ray Shire & Art Neilson
plus one more bout featuring members of the opposing tag teams

4/8/61 Nappanee, IN
Scufflin Hillbillies drew Masked Gauchos
Dick The Bruiser beat Bobo Brazil
Denny Hall beat Allen Small

4/12/61 Martinsville, IN @ High School Gym
Dick The Bruiser vs Cowboy Bob Ellis 2/3 60:00
Johnny Weaver Vs Emile Dupre
Haystack Calhoun vs Judo Jack Terry

4/13/61 Fort Wayne, IN
Dick The Bruiser beat Argentina Rocca
Cowboy Bob Ellis & Johnny Weaver beat Art Neilson & Ray Shire

4/14/61 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
Cage Match
AWA Champion Dick the Bruiser beat Bob Ellis
Southern Tag Team Champions Gypsy Joe & Skull Murphy beat Guy Mitchell & Chief Little Eagle
Bob Rasmussen vs Jim Burke
Tiny Evans vs Jolly Charlie

4/15/61 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
US Champion Dick The Bruiser beat Leo Nomellini on a 3rd fall COR
Verne Gagne beat Gene Kiniski
Bobo Brazil beat Bill Miller
Killer Kowalski beat Emil Dupre
Gene Big Daddy Lipscomb beat Frank Valois
Johnny Weaver beat Joe Swiderski
Jack Allen (sub Bruno Sammartino) beat Prince Koko
att: 5,672

4/19/61 Anderson, IN @ National Guard Armory
TV Taping
8 bouts featuring Bob Ellis, Dick The Bruiser, The Sheik, Bobo Brazil, Johnny Weaver, Red Bastien, Art Neilson, Ray Shire and many more
Note: "Movies to be made of all bouts to be shown later on Channel 4"

4/21/61 Denver, CO @ Coliseum
Antonino Rocca beat United States Champion Dick the Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
1 Bruiser beat Rocca in 8:51
2 Rocca beat Bruiser in 5:20
3 Bruiser was dq'ed
the title did not change hands because of the dq
the announcer declared Rocca the new champion, and the audience erupted, only to have the referee decide that Bruiser was disqualified – thus, no title change
Wilbur Snyder beat Dr. X 2/3
1 Dr. X beat Snyder in 6:40
2 Snyder beat Dr. X in 6:41
3 Snyder beat Dr. X in 3:57
Dr. X was revealed to be Dr. Bill Miller
Verne Gagne beat Stan Kowalski in 16:56 with a sleeper hold
Karl Gotch drew Angelo Savoldi 20:00
Cowboy Bradley beat Tiny Roe in 12:12
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
referee: Bob Sauer
announcer: Sam Seigel
Att: 7,800 fans, gate: $18,249

4/22/61 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
Big Daddy Lipscomb beat Angelo Savoldi
Antonino Rocca beat Dick The Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
Bobo Brazil beat The Sheik
Scufflin Hillbillies beat Masked Gauchos
Red Bastien & Lou Bastien beat Emile DuPre & Johnny Weaver
Att: 5,005
Promoter: Joe Blanchard

4/24/61 Charleston, WV @ Civic Center
US Champion Dick The Bruiser vs Negro Champion Bobo Brazil
Bob Ellis vs Don Leo Jonathan
The Sheik vs Emile DuPre
Red Bastien & Lou Bastien vs Art Neilson & Ray Shire

4/25/61 Kansas City, KS
Dick The Bruiser beat Bobo Brazil
Antonino Rocca beat Angelo Savoldi
Bob Ellis drew Killer Kowalski
John Paul Henning & Sonny Myers beat The Medics
Ann Regan & Cowboy Bradley beat Pat Lyda & Tiny Roe

4/27/61 Fort Wayne, IN
Argentina Rocca beat Dick The Bruiser dq
June Byers beat Penny Banner
Gene Lipscomb beat Prince Koko
Kid McCoy beat Angelo Savoldi

4/28/61 Indianapolis, IN
Argentina Rocca beat Dick The Bruiser dq
Ray Shire & Art Neilson beat The Scufflin Hillbillies
Haystack Calhoun & Yukon Eric beat Prince Koko & Jack Terry
Gene Lipscomb beat Angelo Savoldi
Ethel Johnson & Ramon Isbell beat Mary Reynolds & Lola LaRay
Emile Dupre beat Billy The Kid McCoy

4/29/61 Cincinnati, OH
Art Neilson & Ray Shire drew Red Bastein & Lou Bastien
Dick The Bruiser & The Sheik beat Haystack Calhoun & Yukon Eric
Cowboy Bob Ellis beat Italian Angel
Bruno Sammartino beat Jack Terry
Billy Frazer drew Danny Hall
Note: Italian Angel hmmm. Seen Russian Angel listed more frequently.

5/3/61 Anderson, IN @ National Guard Armory
TV Taping
8 bouts featuring Red Bastien, Lou Bastien, Scufflin Hillbilly Rip Collins, Scufflin Hillbilly Chuck Conley, Don Leo Jonathan, Johnny Weaver, Bob Ellis, Bruno Sammartino, Ray Shire, Art Neilson and many other top stars
Note: "Movies to be made of all bouts to be shown later on Channel 4"

5/5/61 Marion, IN
Scufflin Hillbillies beat Art Neilson & Danno O’Shocker
Dick The Bruiser ddq The Sheik
Johnny Weaver drew Joe Blanchard

5/6/61 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
US Champion Dick The Bruiser beat Cowboy Bob Ellis 2/3
Killer Kowalski beat Haystack Calhoun
Ray Shire & Art Neilson beat Emile Dupre & Johnny Weaver
Lou Klein beat Herb Gerwig
Bruno Sammartino beat Judo Jack Terry
Ray Shire drew Red Bastien

5/10/61 Denver, CO @ Coliseum
Lumberjack Match
Dick the Bruiser beat Yukon Eric 2/3
1 Eric beat Bruiser in 5:55
2 Bruiser beat Eric in 5:40
3 Bruiser beat Eric with some outside help from Killer Kowalski
Bill Melby drew Roy Shire 20:00
Ramona Isbell & Ethel Johnson beat Lulu Mae & Babs Wingo 2-0
Bobo Brazil beat Mitsu Arakawa in 6:03
Bob Ellis drew Killer Kowalski 20:00
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
Att: 7,439 fans, gate: $19,716

5/11/61 Fort Wayne, IN
Lumberjack Match ]
Dick The Bruiser beat Yukon Eric
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Red Bastien & Lou Bastien
Killer Kowalski beat Haystacks Calhoun

5/12/61 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
Wilbur Snyder beat AWA Champion Dick the Bruiser
Bob Rasmussen & Ronnie Hill & Guy Mitchell beat Jerry Graham & Gypsy Joe & Skull Murphy

5/13/61 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
Lumberjack Match, No dq, No countouts
Dick The Bruiser beat Yukon Eric
Referee Einar Olsen
Haystack Calhoun & Scufflin Hillbillies beat Art Neilson & Masked Gauchos 2-0
Handicap Match
Haysyack Calhoun beat Masked Gauchos dq
Red Bastien & Lou Bastien beat Tiny Mills & his brother (May have been Albert Mills, Stan Mills or even Doug Mills)
Att: "6,132 enthusiasts"
Promoter: Joe Blanchard

5/19/61 Indianapolis, IN
Dick The Bruiser beat Yukon Eric
Ray Shire & Art Neilson beat Red Bastien & Lou Bastien
Scufflin Hillbillies beat The Gauchos
Haystacks Calhoun beat Russian Angel
Joe Blanchard beat Jack Terry

5/20/61 Cincinnati, OH
Dick The Bruiser & The Sheik beat Haystacks Calhoun & Yukon Eric
Killer Kowalski beat Joe Blanchard
Scufflin Hillbillies beat Masked Gauchos
Beau Brummel beat Lord Littlebrook

5/22/61 Anderson, IN @ National Guard Armory
TV Taping
8 bouts featuring Dick The Bruiser, Red Bastien, Lou Bastien, Bob Ellis, The Sheik, Ray Shire, Art Neilson and many other top stars
Note: "Movies to be made of all bouts to be shown later on Channel 4"

5/25/61 Fort Wayne, IN
Killer Kowalski drew Dick The Bruiser
Ray Shire & Art Neilson beat Red Bastien & Lou Bastien
Don Leo Jonathan beat Johnny Weaver
Att: 2,034

5/27/61 Atlanta, GA @ Ponce De Leon Park
No dq Lumberjack Match
AWA Champion Dick the Bruiser beat Yukon Eric
Jerry Graham beat Argentina Rocca
Southern Tag Team Champions Bob Rasmussen & Guy Mitchell beat Angelo Savoldi & Gypsy Joe
Darling Dagmar beat Baby Cheryl
Negro Southern Champion Bobo Brazil beat Tiny Jackson

5/30/61 Kansas City, MO @ Municipal Auditorium
Dick the Bruiser & Killer Kowalski beat Bobo Brazil & Yukon Eric 2/3
Haystack Calhoun beat Happy Humphrey in 4:13
The Sheik beat Thor Hagen in 9:36
Bob Ellis beat Rocky Lee in 5:52
John Paul Henning beat Jack Terry in 1:10
Referees: Frank Altman, Tommy O’Toole and Sam Menacker.

6/3/61 Cincinnati, OH @ Garden
Dick The Bruiser & The Sheik vs Red Bastien & Lou Bastien
Don Leo Jonathan vs Bruno Sammartino
World Tag Team Champions Art Neilson & Ray Shire vs The Hillbillies Chuck Conley & Rip Collins 2/3

6/5/61 Leamington, Ontario, Canada
Dick The Bruiser vs Bob Ellis
Bobo Brazil vs Killer Kowalski
Herb Gerwig vs Lou Klein

6/6/61 Greeley, CO @ Community Building
Dick The Bruiser beat Bobo Brazil 2/3
Killer Kowalski drew Don Leo Jonathan
Jack Pesek beat Danny Hoos Jr. (sub Black Panther)
Note: Clipping actually says John Pesek but I doubt The Tigerman was wrestling in 1961.

6/7/61 Denver, CO @ Coliseum
Dick the Bruiser dcor Haystack Calhoun in 3rd fall
1 Bruiser pinned Calhoun in 5 minutes after  a knee drop
2 Calhoun beat Bruiser in 2:54
3 Both men were counted out of the ring
Bob Ellis beat The Sheik 2/3
1 The Sheik pinned Ellis in 9:37 after pummeling Ellis with a stick
2 Ellis pinned The Sheik in 4:38 after a bulldog headlock
3 Ellis beat The Sheik in 4:28
Don Leo Jonathan beat Jack Terry in 10:58
Killer Kowalski beat Jack Pesek (billed as John Pesek) in 12:46 with an abdominal claw
Bobo Brazil beat Dan Miller in 20:35
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
Att: 5,043 fans, gate: $13,236

6/9/61 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
AWA Champion Dick the Bruiser beat Ray Gunkel dq
Jerry Graham beat Doug Kinslow
Tiny Evans & Gypsy Joe beat Bob Rasmussen & Guy Mitchell
Marco Polo beat Mark Stone

6/10/61 New Castle, IN
Dick The Bruiser beat Bobo Brazil
Haystack Calhoun beat Don Leo Jonathan dq
The Hillbillies drew The Gauchos
Johnny Weaver beat Jack Terry

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6/12/61 Anderson, IN @ National Guard Armory
TV Taping
12 bouts featuring Dick The Bruiser, Haystack Calhoun, The Sheik, Joe Blanchard, Ray Shire, Art Neilson, Don Leo Jonathan and many other top stars
Note: "Movies to be made of all bouts to be shown later on Channel 4"

Results from 6/14/61 Anderson Herald
Art Neilson & Ray Shire beat Danno O'Shocker & Herb Gerwig
Bob Ellis beat Mike Valentino
Don Leo Jonathan beat Mike Tracy
Bobo Brazil beat Frank Bowa
Dick The Bruiser beat Tony Simon
Tiny Smith beat Tony Angelo
The Sheik beat Tony Simon
Bobo Brazil beat Juan Sebastian
Bob Ellis beat Greg Jarque
Dick The Bruiser beat Danno O'Shocker
Scufflin Hillbillies beat Mike Valentino & Tony Angelo
Don Leo Jonathan beat Greg Jarque
Tiny Smith beat Dick The Bruiser & Frank Bowa
The Sheik beat Mike Tracy
Haystack Calhoun beat Juan Sebastian
Dick The Bruiser beat Herb Gerwig

6/13/61 Indianapolis, IN
Dick The Bruiser beat Haystack Calhoun
Beau Brummel & Tiny Roe beat Cowboy Bradley & Lord Littlebrook
Don Leo Jonathan drew Joe Blanchard
Johnny Weaver beat Danno O’Shocker

6/16/61 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
Boxing Match
Ray Gunkel beat Dick the Bruiser dq
Women’s Champion Fabulous Moolah beat Ann Laverne
Marco Polo beat Jerry Graham dq
Doug Kinslow & Guy Mitchell drew Mark Stone & Gypsy Joe

6/17/61 Cincinnati, OH
The Sheik beat Rip Hawk
Red Bastien & Lou Bastien drew Scufflin Hillbillies Chuck Conley & Rip Collins
Dick The Bruiser beat Johnny Weaver
Joe Blanchard beat Russian Angel

6/23/61 Detroit, MI @ Briggs Stadium
US Champion Dick The Bruiser beat Bobo Brazil 2/3
NWA Champion Pat O'Connor beat Don Leo Jonathan
Verne Gagne beat Kinji Shibuya
Haystack Calhoun drew Killer Kowalski
Bob Ellis beat Roy Shire
Sheik of Araby beat Emil Dupre
Johnny Weaver beat Taro Myaki
Cowboy Bradley & Lord Littlebrook beat Bull Brummel & Tiny Roe
Red Bastien & Lou Bastien drew Art Neilson & Ray Shire
att: 11,097, gate: $36,866
Note: Gagne's AWA Title was not recognized in newspaper reports.

6/24/61 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
Referee Judo Jack Terry
Dick The Bruiser beat Haystack Calhoun
Referee Dick Wilkinson
Bob Ellis beat The Sheik on a 3rd fall COR
1 Sheik beat Ellis
2 Ellis beat Sheik
3 Sheik was counted out of the ring
Wilbur Snyder & Leo Nomellini beat Tiny Mills & Stan Mills 2-0 in 15:00
Lord Littlebrook & Cowboy Bradley beat Bull Brumell & Tiny Roe
Tarzan Kowalski drew Johnny Weaver 20:00
Att: "2,278 rooters"
Promoter: Joe Blanchard

6/27/61 Indianapolis, IN
Red Bastien & Lou Bastien beat Ray Shire & Art Neilson to win AWA Tag Team Title
Dick The Bruiser beat Haystack Calhoun
Killer Kowalski beat Emile Dupre
Bobo Brazil beat Tony Angelo
Joe Blanchard beat Hans Hermann

6/28/61 Greeley, CO @ Community Building
Dick The Bruiser beat Haystack Calhoun 2/3
1 Calhoun pinned Bruiser in 5:55
2 Bruiser beat Calhoun in 4:35
3 Bruiser beat Calhoun in 8:12
Bobo Brazil & Don Leo Jonathan beat Ray Shire & Judo Jack Terry 2-0, 1st fall by dq
Bobo Brazil beat Ray Shire via pin in 6:37 after a coco butt
Don Leo Jonathan beat Judo Jack Terry via pin in 10:49

6/29/61 Salt Lake City, UT @ Fair Grounds Coliseum
US Champion Dick The Bruiser vs Bobo Brazil
Haystack Calhoun, Wilbur Snyder, Don Leo Jonathan, Judo Jack Terry and many other great stars in action
Note: Bruiser said be be "unbeaten in 2,000 bouts."

6/30/61 Denver, CO @ Coliseum
Special Referee: Sam Menacker
Dick the Bruiser & Killer Kowalski beat Bobo Brazil & Haystack Calhoun on a 3rd fall COR
1 Kowalski won the first fall in 7:54 with an abdominal claw
2 Brazil won the second with a coco bump in 5:08
3 Calhoun was counted out when he fell from the ring
Ox Anderson beat Jack Terry in 11:07
Leo Nomellini drew Ben Sharpe 20:00
Wilbur Snyder beat Ben Sharpe in 12:45 with an abdominal stretch
Don Leo Jonathan beast Ox Anderson in 5:30
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
Att: 4,500 fans

7/3/61 Augusta, GA @ Bell Auditorium
AWA Champion Dick the Bruiser vs Bob Ellis
Marco Polo vs Gypsy Joe
Bobo Brazil vs McKinley Pickens

7/4/61 Atlanta, GA @ Ponce De Leon Park
Argentina Rocca beat AWA Champion Dick the Bruiser dq
Ray Gunkel beat Jerry Graham
Bob Ellis beat Angelo Savoldi
Negro Men’s Southern Champion Bobo Brazil beat McKinley Pickens
Marcel Semard & Tiny Bell beat Pee Wee Lopez & Farmer McGruder
Brenda Reid beat Peggy Allen
Gypsy Joe beat Johnny Reid

7/7/61 Kansas City, MO @ Municipal Auditorium
Dick The Bruiser beat Haystacks Calhoun 2/3
Rip Hawk (sub Ray shire) & Art Neilson beat Scufflin Hillbillies 2/3
Bobo Brazil drew The Sheik 30:00
The Bat (sub John Paul Henning) drew Bobby Graham 20:00
Jessica Rogers beat Peggy King

7/8/61 Angola, IN @ Buck Lake Ranch
Dick the Bruiser vs Bob Ellis
Haystacks Calhoun vs Don Leo Jonathan
Scufflin Hillbillies vs Russian Angel & Judo Jack Terry

7/11/61 Indianapolis, IN
Dick The Bruiser beat Yukon Eric
Bob Ellis & Bobo Brazil beat The Gauchos
Tiny Smith beat Tony Angelo
Danno O’Shocker drew Chuck Conley
Rip Collins beat Bill Frazier

7/14/61 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
NWA Champion Buddy Rogers beat Red Bastien
Lumberjack Match
US Champion Dick The Bruiser beat Yukon Eric
Lou Bastien & Dan O`Shocker beat The Gauchos
Bearcat Wright beat Art Neilson
Cowboy Bob Ellis drew Don Leo Jonathan
Tiny Smith beat Judo Jack Terry
Haystack Calhoun beat Frank Valois

7/17/61 Muncie, IN @ Delaware County Fairgrounds
TV Taping
15 or more matches
featuring Dick The Bruiser, Bob Ellis, Pat O'Connor, The Sheik, Yukon Eric, Killer Kowalski, Don Leo Jonathan, Bobo Brazil, Joe Blanchard, Johnny Weaver, Dino Bravo, Dominic Bravo, Rip Hawk, Stan Neilson, Danny Hodge, The Gauchos, Tiny Smith, Red Bastien, Lou Bastien and many other top stars
"Gigantic Tape Show which will be Telecast at a later date on WTTV--Channel 4."

7/19/61 Denver, CO @ Coliseum
Bob Ellis beat Dick the Bruiser 2/3 to capture the United States Title on a reverse decision in the 3rd fall
3 Bruiser had initially won the third fall, but had received help from Killer Kowalski
the referee reversed the decision, disqualifying Bruiser
Killer Kowalski beat Jack Pesek billed as John Pesek in 22:00
Pat O’Connor beat Art Neilson in 16:50)
Red Bastien & Lou Bastien beat Killer Kowalski & Art Neilson
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
referee: Leo Bahl
Att: 4,500 fans, gate: $9,351

7/21/61 Hazel Park, MI @ Hazel Park Race Track
Verne Gagne beat Dick The Bruiser to win US Title
Yukon Eric & Haystack Calhoun vs Don Leo Jonathan & Killer Kowalski
Bobo Brazil vs Judo Jack Terry

7/22/61 Fort Wayne, IN
Rained Out
Dick The Bruiser vs Bob Ellis
Haystacks Calhoun & Tiny Smith vs Sheik & Killer Kowalski (mgr. Rip Hawk)

7/22/61 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
Bob Ellis beat Dick The Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Red Bastien & Lou Bastien
Tiny Smith beat Killer Kowalski dq
Pat O'Connor beat Russian Angel
Bobo Brazil beat Jack Wilson
Att: 3,840
Promoter: Joe Blanchard

7/25/61 Kansas City, MO @ Municipal Auditorium
Dick The Bruiser beat Bob Ellis 2/3
Tiny Smith beat Don Leo Jonathan dq
Bobo Brazil beat Larry Hennig (sub Rip Hawk)
Bobby Graham & Sonny Myers beat Buddy Austin & The Bat 2/3
Ray Gordon beat Carlos Rodriguez

7/28/61 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
Cage Match
Bob Ellis beat Dick the Bruiser dq
The Sheik beat Johnny Reid
Ray Gunkel beat Tommy Bell
Guy Mitchell & Marco Polo beat Gypsy Joe & the Masked Phantom
Marco Polo drew Guy Mitchell

7/29/61 Cincinatti, OH @ Garden
Dick The Bruiser vs Bobo Brazil
Red Bastien & Lou Bastien vs Art Neilson & Stan Neilson
Tiny Smith vs Russian Angel
Dino Bravo & Dominic Bravo vs Masked Argentina Gauchos
Don Leo Jonathan vs Ernie Watters

Results from another source
7/29/61 Cincinnati, OH
Dick The Bruiser beat Bobo Brazil
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Red Bastien & Lou Bastien
Dino Bravo & Dominic Bravo beat The Gauchos
Don Leo Jonathan beat Jim Grabmire

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7/31/61 Anderson, IN @ National Guard Armory
TV Taping
12 bouts featuring Pat O'Connor, Killer Kowalski, Rip Hawk, Dino Bravo, Dominic Bravo, Art Neilson, Stan Neilson, Bobo Brazil, Tiny Smith, Johnny Weaver, Bob Ellis
Note: "Movies to be made of all bouts to be shown later on Channel 4"

8/1/61 Salt Lake City, UT @ Coliseum
US Champion Dick The Bruiser vs Bob Ellis
Ray Shire & Roy Shire also in action
Plus other TV stars

8/4/61 Indianapolis, IN
TV Taping
Pat O’Connor beat Jack Allen
Pat O’Connor beat Russian Angel
Cowboy Bob Ellis beat Dick The Bruiser
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Red Bastien & Lou Bastien
Angelo Poffo & Bronco Lubich beat The Hillbillies
Dino Bravo & Dominic Bravo beat Tiny Smith & Killer Kowalski
Joe Blanchard & Bobo Brazil beat The Gauchos
Angelo Poffo & Bronco Lubich beat Dino Bravo & Dominic Bravo
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Joe Blanchard & Bobo Brazil
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Angelo Poffo & Bronco Lubich

8/5/61 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
Scheduled Barbed Wire did not arrive for this match. So this bout was billed as a Texas Death Match. Referee: Billy Schmae
US Champion Bob Ellis beat Dick The Bruiser 2/3
1 Bruiser pinned Ellis
2 Ellis pinned Bruiser after a bulldog headlock and body slam
3 Ellis pinned Bruiser with an assist from Tint Smith
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson & The Sheik beat Red Bastien & Lou Bastien & Tiny Smith
Bobo Brazil beat Marquis De Paree (sub Guy Hill) via pin in 17:00 after a Koko Bonk
Penny Banner drew Kathleen Wimbley 20:00
Att: "3,660 loyalists"
Note: The Milwaukee Sentinel billed the bout as a Texas Death Match but their were only three falls. Reads like a regular match to me. The Milwaukee Sentinel also wondered how and where Ellis won the US Title in the first place.
Promoter: Joe Blanchard

8/10/61 Denver, CO @ Coliseum
Texas Death Match
Bob Ellis & Pat O’Connor beat Dick the Bruiser & Killer Kowalski
Ellis and O’Connor won seven of ten falls
O’Connor won the final fall in 3:10
Bobo Brazil beat Tiny Mills in 11:57
Verne Gagne beat Joe Blanchard in 15:52
Wilbur Snyder beat “Big” Bill Miller dq
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
Att: 4,485 fans, gate: $11,906

8/12/61 Angola, IN @ Buck Lake Ranch
Dick The Bruiser vs Tiny Smith
Dominic Bravo & Dino Bravo vs Masked Gauchos
Joe Blanchard vs Johnny Weaver

8/16/61 Cedar Rapids, IA @ Memorial Coliseum
Dick The Bruiser beat Bobo Brazil 2/3
Wilbur Snyder vs Tiny Mills
Bobby Managoff vs Rocky Hamilton
Dan Miller vs Emil Dusek
Att: "A crowd of 1,125 paid"
Note: Only result listed.

8/17/61 Kokomo, IN @ Speedway
Dick The Bruiser beat US Champion Bob Ellis on a 3rd fall dq
1 Bruiser beat Ellis
2 Ellis beat Bruiser
3 Ellis was dq'ed for hitting Bruiser and the referee with a chair
Johnny Weaver & Tiny Smith beat Masked Gauchos 2/3
Johnny Weaver drew one of the Gauchos
Promoter: Bill Lipkey
Att: "about 1.200 fans"
Note: Ellis took the title away from Bruiser in Indianapolis "a few weeks ago."

8/18/61 Terre Haute, IN @ Memorial Stadium
Dick The Bruiser vs Bob Ellis
Tiny Smith vs Russian Angel 2/3 60:00
Joe Blanchard & Johnny Weaver vs Angelo Poffo & Bronko Lubich

8/19/61 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
Dick The Bruiser beat Tiny Smith 2/3
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Dino Bravo & Dominic Bravo
NWA Champion Buddy Rogers beat Bob Ellis 2/3
Wilbur Snyder beat Russian Angel
Angelo Poffo drew Johnny Weaver
Dale Lewis beat Dan Miller
Att: 2,744
Promoter: Joe Blanchard

8/22/61 Evansville, IN
Dick The Bruiser beat Bobo Brazil
Killer Kowalski beat Tiny Smith
Angelo Poffo drew Johnny Weaver
Don Leo Jonathan beat Joe Blanchard

8/24/61 Kokomo, IN @ Speedway
No dq Match, Referee Lou Thomas
Bob Ellis no contest Dick The Bruiser in 3rd fall
1 Bruiser beat Ellis
2 Ellis beat Bruiser
3 Both Bruiser & Ellis beat up the referee. So much for the no dq stipulation.
Don Leo Jonathan (sub The Sheik) drew Johnny Weaver
Joe Blanchard beat Russian Angel (sub Don Leo Jonathan)
Ramona Isbell & Ethel Johnson beat Lulu Mae Provo & Babs Wingo 2/3
Att: "largest crowd of the season about 1,400"
Promoter: Bill Lipkey

8/26/61 Cincinatti, OH
Dick The Bruiser beat Yukon Eric
Bronko Lubich drew Joe Blanchard
The Gauchos beat Tiny Smith
Cowboy Bob Ellis beat Russian Angel
Angelo Poffo beat Wee Willie Davis

8/30/61 Detroit, MI
US Champion Verne Gagne beat Dick The Bruiser
NWA Champion Buddy Rogers beat Ray Stern

8/31/61 Denver, CO @ Coliseum
Dick the Bruiser beat Bob Ellis to capture 2/3 the United States Title
1 Brusier pinned Ellis in 2:34 after a kneedrop
2 Ellis pinned Bruiser in 2:40 with a series of bulldog headlocks
3 Bruiser beat Ellis in 13:44
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Dominic Bravo & Johnny Weaver 2/3
Gorgeous George beat Dan Miller
Bobo Brazil drew Killer Kowalski 30:00
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle

9/1/61 Buffalo, NY @ Memorial Auditorium
Ilio DiPaolo beat Taro Keomuka
Doc Gallagher & Mike Gallagher drew Bearcat Wright & Dick Beyer
Dick the Bruiser beat Hans Hermann
Killer Kowalski beat Crusher Verdu
Pancho Lopez & Andy Moore beat Tom Thumb & Billy the Kid
Billy “Red” Lyons beat Sato Keomuka by decision
Miguel Perez beat Frank Valois

9/2/61 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
Referee Billy Schmae
Bob Ellis & Pat O'Connor beat Dick The Bruiser & Killer Kowalski on a 3rd fall dq
1 Bruiser pinned O'Connor in 11:00
2 O'Connor pinned Bruiser in 6:38 with a "rolling reverse cradle"
3 Bruiser & Kowalski were dq'ed in 6:00
Verne Gagne dcor Don Leo Jonathan in the 3rd fall
1 Gagne beat Jonathan in 14:29 with a sleeper hold
2 Jonathan pinned Gagne in 3:12
3 Both men were counted out of the ring inh 6:00
Wilbur Snyder beat Tiny Mills in 11:00
Angelo Poffo beat Johnny Weaver in 21:24
Bronco Lubich vs Tiny Smith was cancelled when Smith failed to show
Att: "2,019 fans"
Promoter: Joe Blanchard

9/6/61 Toledo, OH @ Sports Arena
Dick The Bruiser beat Tiny Smith 2/3
Killer Kowalski beat Dominic Bravo
Angelo Poffo drew Johnny Weaver
Bronko Lubich beat Tony Angelo (sub Joe Blanchard)
Promoter: Walter J. Moore

9/8/61 Terre Haute, IN @ Armory
Dick The Bruiser & Killer Kowalski vs Art Neilson & Stan Neilson
Wilbur Snyder vs Angelo Poffo
Joe Blanchard vs Bronko Lubich

9/9/61 Angola, IN @ Buck Lake Ranch
Bob Ellis vs Dick The Bruiser
Wilbur Snyder vs Angelo Poffo
The Sheik vs Joe Blanchard
Bronco Lubich vs Dominic Bravo

9/13/61 Toledo, OH @ Sports Arena
Dick the Bruiser beat Cowboy Bob Ellis 2/3
1 Ellis beat Bruiser
2 Bruiser beat Ellis
3 Bruiser beat Ellis
Angelo Poffo & Bronko Lubich beat Johnny Weaver & Sonny Weaver
Farmer McGruder & Pee Wee Lopez drew Marcel Semard & Tiny Bell
Promoter: Walter J. Moore

9/15/61 Denver, CO @ Coliseum
Dick the Bruiser & Killer Kowalski beat Bob Ellis & Yukon Eric 2/3
Yukon Eric suffered an injury during the second fall after he fell out of the ring
Eric suffered a torn ligament in his left leg
Ellis continued the match without his partner
Stan Neilson drew Sonny Weaver 20:00
Art Neilson no contest Johnny Weaver in 16:32
Wilbur Snyder beat Don Leo Jonathan in 20:31
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
Att: 4,147 fans, gate: $10,412

9/16/61 Cincinatti, OH
NWA Champion Buddy Rogers no contest Johnny Barend
Dick The Bruiser & Killer Kowalski beat Yukon Eric & Cowboy Bob Ellis
Angelo Poffo beat Tiny Smith
Pee Wee Lopez & Marcel Semard beat Farmer McGregor & Tiny Bell
Frankie Talaber drew Bronko Lubich

9/20/61 Cedar Rapids, IA @ Memorial Coliseum
Dick The Bruiser vs Bob Ellis
Don Leo Jonathan vs Bobby Managoff
Dan Miller vs Rocky Hamilton

9/22/61 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
Wilbur Snyder beat Killer Kowalski dq
Verne Gagne no contest Dick The Bruiser
Angelo Poffo & Bronco Lubich beat Johnny Weaver & Sonny Weaver
Bobo Brazil beat Herb Gerwig
Bill Melby beat Danny O'Shocker
Fritz Von Erich beat Black Panther
Att: 1,610

9/23/61 Detroit, MI @ Cobo Arena
Dick The Bruiser beat Verne Gagne 2/3 to regain US Title
1 Bruiser beat Gagne in 6:34
2 Gagne beat Bruiser in 12:31
3 Bruiser beat Gagne in 7:28
Wilbur Snyder beat Killer Kowalski
Stan Neilson drew Sonny Weaver
Bobo Brazil & Bearcat Wright beat Bronko Lubich & Angelo Poffo
Fritz Von Erich beat Dan O’Shocker
Art Neilson vs Johnny Weaver
Att: 8,018

9/26/61 Los Angeles, CA @ KTLA Studio
Dick the Bruiser beat Sonny Pascua 2-0
Ray Stevens beat Tommy Hunt
Ray Stern beat Don Duffy
Mitsu Arakawa beat Vic Cheney (sub Don Savage)
Red Bastien beat George Drake

9/27/61 Kansas City, MO @ Municipal Auditorium
Yukon Eric & Bob Ellis beat Killer Kowalski & Dick the Bruiser 2/3
Bobo Brazil beat Pedro Godoy when Godoy was unable to return for the second fall having lost the first
Wilbur Snyder beat Joe Tomasso
Ramona Isbell beat Lula Mae Provo
Taro Myaki drew Lorenzo Parente 20:00

9/30/61 Cincinatti, OH
NWA Champion Buddy Rogers beat Johnny Barend
Johnny Weaver & Sonny Weaver beat Angelo Poffo & Bronko Lubich
Karl Gotch beat Dick The Bruiser dq
Killer Kowalski beat Black Panther
Yukon Eric beat Pedro Godoy
Frankie Talaber beat Bobby Allen

9/30/61 Detroit, MI
Special Referee Archie Moore
Argentina Rocca beat US Champion Dick The Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti beat Roy Shire & Ray Shire
Dandy Dan Miller beat Emile Dupre
Dr. Big Bill Miller beat Nick Bock
Yukon Eric beat Cowboy Rocky Lee
Leaping Larry Chene beat Bulldog Brower
att: 15,154
Note: Bruiser in Detroit and Cincy on the same night. Here we go again!!

10/2/61 Greeley, CO @ Community Building
Dick The Bruiser vs Bob Ellis 2/3 60:00
Plus two other big matches

10/3/61 Los Angeles, CA @ KTLA Studio
Cowboy Bob Ellis beat Chico Gracia 2-0
Red Bastien beat George Drake
Ray Stevens beat Sonny Pascua
Ray (Thunder) Stern beat Juan Humberto
Dick the Bruiser beat Don Duffy

10/4/61 Denver, CO @ Coliseum
United States Champion Dick the Bruiser dcor Wilbur Snyder in 3rd fall
1 Bruiser beat Snyder in 10:48
2 Snyder beat Bruiser in 1:40
3 Both men were counted out of the ring in 9:36
Bobo Brazil beat Bronko Lubich in 10:02
Bob Ellis beat Angelo Poffo dq
Poffo was assisted by his second, Lubich
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Johnny Weaver & Sonny Weaver 2/3
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
Att: 4,861 fans, gate: $12,320

10/6/61 Windsor, Ontario, Canada @ Cleary Auditorium
US Champion Dick the Bruiser dcor Pat O’Connor in 3rd fall
Bobo Brazil beat Killer Kowalski dq
Hercules Cortez beat Bronko Lubich
Danno O’Shocker drew Frank Valois
promoter: Robertson
referee: Syd Hayes
Att: 400 fans
Notes: In the promotional advertising, this show was said to be a “Barnet (sic) – Doyle – Robertson Promotion.” The Auditorium was at “Riverside Drive at Ferry.” The newspaper stated that this was the “first time” wrestling was going to be staged at the Auditorium. Dick the Bruiser was defending his U.S. Title against Pat O’Connor, the “former titleholder.” O’Connor “was dethroned by the Bruiser,” according to the Windsor paper. This information was reaffirmed on October 7, 1961 when the newspaper claimed that Bruiser had successfully defended his title, and that O’Connor “formerly wore the prize belt.” At one point, O’Connor used a chair on Bruiser’s head.

10/7/61 Los Angeles, CA @ Sports Arena
US Champion Ray Stevens beat Ray Stern 2/3
Dick The Bruiser dcor Bob Ellis
Killer Kowalski beat Red Bastien
Pepper Gomez beat Roy Shire
Bobo Brazil beat Don Leo Jonathan
Wilbur Snyder beat Haaji Baba
Mitsu Arakawa & Kinji Shibuya beat Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti
att: 4,000
Promoter: Johnny Doyle

10/10/61 Indianapolis, IN
NWA Champion Buddy Rogers beat Killer Kowalski
Dick The Bruiser ddq Wilbur Snyder
Johnny Weaver & Sonny Weaver beat Art Neilson & Stan Neilson dq
Penny Banner beat Ethel Johnson
Bill Melby beat Pedro Godoy
Fritz Von Erich beat Black Panther

10/13/61 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
Dick the Bruiser beat Wilbur Snyder
The Assassin beat the Country Plowboy
Jack Bence beat the Viking
Johnny King beat Prince Omar
Ivan Zukoff drew Young Paul Jones

10/14/61 Detroit, MI @ Cobo Arena
Texas Death Match
Dick The Bruiser & Killer Kowalski no contest Wilbur Snyder & Verne Gagne
Fritz Von Erich vs Bearcat Wright
Cowboy Bob Ellis vs Angelo Poffo
Pedro Godoy vs Bobo Brazil
Hercules Romero vs Bronko Lubich

10/16/61 Leamington, Ontario, Canada @ Arena
Bobo Brazil vs Dick the Bruiser
other matches involving Emil Dupree, Bronko Lubich, Danno O’Shocker, Raoul Romero
benefit for the Leamington Minor Hockey Association

10/17/61 Kansas City, MO @ Municipal Auditorium   
Dick the Bruiser defeated Wilbur Snyder 2/3
Johnny Weaver & Sonny Myers beat Art Neilson & Stan Neilson
Armand Hussian (sub Jim Booseman) beat Roy Collins
Millie Stafford beat Jessica Rogers
Lorenzo Parento (sub Luis Martinez) drew Marquis DeParee 15:00

10/20/61 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
No Time Limit, No dq Match
Wilbur Snyder beat Dick the Bruiser
Marco Polo vs the Assassin
Marcel Semard vs Farmer McGruder
Johnny King & Jack Bence vs Tiny Mills & the Viking

10/26/61 Fort Wayne, IN @ Coliseum 
Wilbur Snyder beat Dick The Bruiser dq
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Johnny Weaver & Sonny Weaver
Fritz Von Erich beat Bob Ellis
Att: 3341

10/27/61 Denver, CO @ Coliseum
Wilbur Snyder beat Dick the Bruiser 2/3 to win United States Title
1 Snyder beat Bruiser in 25 seconds
2 Bruiser beat Snyder
3 Snyder beat Bruiser
Texas Death Match
United States Tag Team Champions Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Bronko Lubich & Ray Shire (sub Angelo Poffo)
match went nine falls before it ended
The Neilsons won four of the nine falls
Lubich was unable to continue
Hercules Romero beat Sonny Weaver
Women’s Champion Penny Banner beat Ramona Isbell 2-0
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
Att: 5,400 fans, gate: $14,430

10/28/61 Cincinatti, OH
Dick The Bruiser beat Wilbur Snyder
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Johnny Weaver & Sonny Weaver
Fritz Von Erich beat Emile Dupre
Bearcat Wright beat Pedro Godoy
Bronko Lubich beat Danno O’Shocker

10/30/61 Sioux City, IA
Don Leo Jonathan beat The Sheik 2/3
Evelyn Stevens & Jack Pesek vs Jessica Rogers & Ernie Dusek
Bobby Managoff beat Dan Miller via pin in 17:00
Evelyn Stevens beat Jessica Rogers on a 3rd fall dq
Ernie Dusek drew Jack Pesek (sub Killer Karl Kox)
Promoter: Bill Hawkins
Note: Main event was scheduled to be The Sheik & Dick the Bruiser vs Bobo Brazil & Wilbur Snyder but Bruiser & Snyder were unable to leave Chicago because fog grounded all fights out of the city.

10/31/61 Indianapolis, IN
Dick The Bruiser ddq Fritz Von Erich
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Bobo Brazil & Wilbur Snyder dq
Emile Dupre beat Hardy Kruskamp
Bill Melby beat Red Menace

11/3/61 Detroit, MI @ Cobo Arena
Bobo Brazil & Bearcat Wright & Wilbur Snyder beat Killer Kowalski & Art Neilson & Stan Neilson
Fritz Von Erich beat Emile Dupre
Art Neilson beat Johnny Weaver
Hercules Romero beat Hardy Kruskamp
Wilbur Snyder beat Stan Neilson
Att: 5,862,
Note: Dick The Bruiser no-showed so the card had to be revamped. The main event was supposed to be Dick the Bruiser & Killer Kowalski vs Bobo Brazil & Bearcat Wright in a Texas Death Match.

11/4/61 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
Dick The Bruiser beat Wilbur Snyder 2/3
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Johnny Weaver & Sonny Weaver
Penny Banner beat Ethel Johnson
Bobo Brazil drew Angelo Poffo
Bill Melby beat Bronco Lubich
Att: 4,821

11/7/61 Kansas City, MO @ Municipal Auditorium
Dick the Bruiser beat Wilbur Snyder utc in 3rd fall
Johnny Weaver & Sonny Weaver beat Art Neilson & Stan Neilson on a 3rd fall dq
John Paul Henning drew Stan Stasiak 20:00
Lorenzo Parente (sub Nikita Mulkovich) beat Armand Hussian via pin
Tiny Roe beat Marcel Semard

11/10/61 Flint, MI
Dick The Bruiser beat Wilbur Snyder

11/11/61 Cincinnati, OH
Wilbur Snyder ddq Dick The Bruiser

11/14/61 Le Mars, IA
US Champion Dick The Bruiser beat Wilbur Snyder on a 3rd fall COR
Promoter: Bill Hawkins
Note: Only result listed

11/17/61 Denver, CO @ Auditorium Arena
Dick the Bruiser beat Wilbur Snyder on a 3rd fall COR/utc to regain United States Title
1 Snyder beat Bruiser in 17:59
2 Bruiser beat Snyder in 7:47
3 Bruiser Beat Snyder when Wilbur was unable to continue and was counted out in 1:25
United States Tag Team Champions Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Angelo Poffo & Ray Stevens 2/3
Bobo Brazil drew Danny McShain 20:00
Theresa Theis beat Kitty Kelley in 11:11
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
Att: 2,600 fans, gate: $6,500
Note: Ray Shire now known as Ray Stevens in Denver.

11/18/61 Greeley, CO @ Community Building
Dick The Bruiser vs Ray Shire
Ed Sharpe vs Danny McShain
Irene Sale vs Theresa Theis
Note: Clipping actually says Theresa "Thesz."

11/22/61 Lafayette, IN
Dick The Bruiser beat Bobo Brazil
Hercules Cortez beat Pedro Godoy
Danno O’Shocker drew Miguel Castro

11/23/61 Indianpolis, IN
Dick The Bruiser beat Bill Melby
Sonny Weaver beat Bronko Lubich
Johnny Weaver beat Angelo Poffo dq
Emile Dupre drew Pedro Godoy
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Bobo Brazil & Tim Hampton
Penny Banner & Mary Hillis beat Elaine Ellis & Barbara Davis

11/25/61 Cincinnati, OH @ Garden
Dick the Bruiser vs Bulldog Bill Melby
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson vs Johnny Barend & Magnificent Maurice
Johnny Weaver vs Angelo Poffo
Sonny Weaver vs Bronko Lubich
Hercules Romero vs Miguel Castro

11/30/61 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
Wilbur Snyder beat US Champion Dick The Bruiser on a 3rd fall COR
1 Snyder beat Bruiser with an abdominal stretch in 11:00
2 Bruiser beat Snyder in 10:00 with a neckbreaker
3 Bruiser was counted out of the ring
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Johnny Weaver & Sonny Weaver 2/3
1 Art beat Johnny by submission with a backbreaker
2 Sonny beat Stan with a sleeper hold
3 Stan pinned Sonny
Virginia Franklin & Lulu Mae Provo beat Marva Scott & Babs Wingo 2/3
1 Marva Scott & Babs Wingo won
2 Virginia Franklin & Lulu Mae Provo won
3 Virginia Franklin & Lulu Mae Provo won
Bill Melby beat Angelo Poffo
Att: "1,872 wrestling fans", Gate: $2,646

12/1/61 Detroit, MI @ Cobo Arena
Dick the Bruiser vs Fritz Von Erich
Bobo Brazil & Bill Melby vs Art Neilson & Stan Neilson
Angelo Poffo vs Wilbur Snyder
plus two other matches
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle

12/7/61 Salt Lake City, UT @ Coliseum
Dick the Bruiser vs Bill Melby

12/8/61 Denver, CO @ Auditorium Arena
United States Tag Team Champions Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Dick the Bruiser & Fritz Von Erich on a 3rd fall COR
1 Neilsons won the first fall in 6:17
2 Bruiser & Von Erich won the second in 8:25
3 Neilsons won the third when Von Erich missed a punch at Stan Neilson and hit his partner. Bruiser and Von Erich brawled outside the ring and were counted out
Wilbur Snyder beat Bill Melby 2/3
The Mysterious Mr. M beat Emile Dupre in 19:33
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
Att: 3,966 fans, gate: $10,222

12/9/61 Cincinnati, OH @ Garden
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson vs Fritz Von Erich & Dick the Bruiser
Bill Melby vs Mr. M
Frankie Talaber vs Magnificent Maurice
Bobo Brazil vs Miguel Castro
Hercules Romero vs Pedro Godoy
Emile Dupre vs Don Jardine

12/11/61 Detroit, MI
Fritz Von Erich beat Dick The Bruiser
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Bill Melby & Hercules Romero
Wilbur Snyder beat Angelo Poffo
Mr. M beat Emile Dupre
Note: This card is questionable.

12/12/61 Indianapolis, IN @ Armory
Dick the Bruiser beat Mighty Hercules
Frenchy Semard & Tiny Bell beat Pee Wee Lopez & Farmer McGruder
Scufflin Hillbillies drew Bronco Lubich & Angelo Poffo
Mr. M beat Miguel Castro

12/17/61 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
Dick The Bruiser & Fritz Von Erich no contest Art Neilson & Stan Neilson
Hercules Cortez beat Farmer Humphrey
Mr. X beat Bill Melby
Wilbur Snyder beat Johnny Weaver
Att: 1,700

12/26/61 Cincinnati, OH @ Gardens
Fritz Von Erich & The Sheik & Dick the Bruiser beat Art Neilson & Stan Neilson & Wilbur Snyder
Bill Melby beat Mr. M dq
Johnny Barend & Magnificent Maurice beat Bronko Lubich & Danny O'Shocker
Sonny Weaver drew Angelo Poffo

12/28/61 Indianapolis, IN @ Coliseum
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Dick the Bruiser & Fritz Von Erich dq
Wilbur Snyder beat Angelo Poffo
Johnny Weaver & Sonny Weaver drew The Scufflin Hillbillies
Bill Melby beat Bronco Lubich
Mr. M beat Mighty Hercules

12/29/61 Denver, CO @ Coliseum
United States Champion Dick the Bruiser beat Fritz Von Erich 2/3
1 Bruiser beat Von Erich
2 Von Erich beat Bruiser
3 Bruiser beat Von Erich
in the promotions for the match, Bruiser-Von Erich was billed as “friendship turned feud”
Hercules Romero drew Mysterious Mr. M
Art Neilson beat Bill Melby 2/3
Stan Neilson beat Tony Borne 2/3
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
Att: 3,973 fans, gate: $10,373

12/30/61 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
Dick The Bruiser beat Art Neilson dq
US Champion Fritz Von Erich beat Stan Neilson 2/3
Emile Dupre drew Bill Melby
Don Leo Jonathan beat Don Jardine
Bobo Brazil drew Mr. M
Johnny Weaver & Sonny Weaver beat Bronko Lubich & Angelo Poffo
att: 3,509

Credit to the usual suspects. Tim Hornbaker. George Lentz. Mike DuPree. Don Luce. Becky Taylor. Rich Tate. Jim Mandl. Mark Bujan. Tim Tassler. Will Morrisey.

Note: Added two Los Angeles KTLA TV cards from Tim Hornbaker. Thanks to Indikator for pointing out to me where they were.

Note: Didn't add any more cards. Just explained some more things and did a bunch of edits.

Note: Added a Martinsville Indiana lineup from Glen Rylko

Note: Added one more Milwaukee card and a bunch of info on the other Milwaukee cards.

Note: Added some Detroit listings from Tim Hornbaker.



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I don't see this card listed, it's from 1955. I love how they had to draw in the top of his head!



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1962 almost finished. Made several updates to 1955, 1956 and 1957. Will add Hisa's card from 1960 later. 



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I'll add the listing from Kriss later too.



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Been looking through Google news and found these as well...

Thursday, March 14, 1957 - Auditorium - Ottawa, ON
1) Sam Steamboat, Jr. fought Bob Nandor to a draw
2) Duck Hutton defeated Len Hughes
3) Dick the Bruiser defeated Gene Dubuque
4) Mr. Hito & Mr. Moto fought Verne Gagne & Edouard Carpentier to a double-DQ in three falls

Thursday, August 22, 1957 - Auditorium - Ottawa, ON
1) Gary Turenne fought Gerard Dugas to a draw
2) Paul Baillargeon defeated Vincent Lopez
3) Dick the Bruiser defeated Maurice Lapointe
4) Andre Bollet & Don Lutz defeated The Great Togo & Tosh Togo via DQ in three falls

Thursday, August 29, 1957 - Auditorium - Ottawa, ON
1) Manuel Cortez fought Ernie Dusek to a draw
2) Don Lutz defeated Emile Dusek
3) Cowboy Bob Bradley & Tito Infante defeated Tiny Roe & PeeWee James
4) Wladek Kowalski fought Dick the Bruiser to a double-DQ in three falls

Thursday, September 5, 1957 - Auditorium - Ottawa, ON
1) Larry Moquin defeated Mike Paidousis
2) Paul Baillargeon defeated Joe Christie via DQ
3) Bobby Managoff defeated Tiger Tasker
4) Wire Fence Match: Wladek Kowalski fought Dick the Bruiser to a double-DQ in three falls

Thursday, September 19, 1957 - Auditorium - Ottawa, ON
1) Emile Dupree fought Eddie Auger to a draw
2) Johnny Rougeau defeated Joe Christie
3) Yvon Robert defeated Al Kerman
4) Bobby Managoff defeated Dick the Bruiser via DQ in three falls



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This card if from Bridgeport, CT in late Nov/early Dec 1956. Interesting way to write an article.

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Tuesday, February 5, 1957 - Arena - New Haven, CT
1)Antonio Rocca vs. Dick the Bruiser
*Taken from an interesting article on Vince Sr's expansion into CT from the Bridgeport Sunday Herald.

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Saturday, June 28, 1958 - Garden - Boston, MA
1) Roy Shire & Danny McShain vs. Emile Dupree & Frank Scarpa
2) Dick the Bruiser vs. Guy Asselin
3) Yukon Eric vs. Joe Christy
4) Don Leo Jonathan vs. Sammy Berg
5) World Heavyweight Champion Pat O'Connor vs. Wladek Kowalski
*Promoters: Eddie Quinn & Paul Bowser. Special Referee: Jack Dempsey.
*This comes from an article from the Lewiston, ME newspaper. The headline reads "Kowalski - O'Connor Top Mat Card at Portland Saturday" but the article always refers to Boston and the Boston Garden. I don't think there was a Garden in Portland.

Monday, September 12, 1960 - Arena - Windsor, ON
1) Joe Brunetti defeated Dan Miller
2) Dr. Bill Miller defeated Guy Brunetti
3) Canadian Heavyweight Champion Bobo Brazil defeated Mitsu Arakawa
4) Dick the Bruiser defeated Wilbur Snyder

Wednesday, December 7, 1960 - St. Gilbert's Hall - Tecumseh, ON
1) Angelo Poffo defeated Joe Brunetti via DQ
2) Guy Brunetti defeated Bronko Lubich
3) Dick the Brusier defeated Pepper Gomez in three falls



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Now that I finally figured out how to correctly use the Google News Archives, I'll probably be able to add results to some of the lineups. Already did it for some Ottawa Cards in 1957. The trick is to click browse this newspaper after you click the first link. Then look for the date of the newspaper that might have the results.



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Research by Tim Hornbaker (legacyofwrestling.com/LA1961.html)

Los Angeles CA: September 26, 1961
(KTLA Studio) ... Dick the Bruiser beat Sonny Pascua (2-0) ... Ray Stevens beat Tommy
Hunt ... Ray Stern beat Don Duffy ... Mitsu Arakawa beat Vic Cheney (sub for Don
Savage) ... Red Bastien beat George Drake

Los Angeles CA: October 3, 1961
(KTLA Studio) ... Cowboy Bob Ellis beat Chico Gracia (2-0) ... Red Bastien beat George
Drake ... Ray Stevens beat Sonny Pascua ... Ray (Thunder) Stern beat Juan Humberto ... Dick the Bruiser beat Don Duffy


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Los Angeles CA: September 26, 1961
(KTLA Studio) ... Dick the Bruiser beat Sonny Pascua (2-0) ... Ray Stevens beat Tommy
Hunt ... Ray Stern beat Don Duffy ... Mitsu Arakawa beat Vic Cheney (sub for Don
Savage) ... Red Bastien beat George Drake

Los Angeles CA: October 3, 1961
(KTLA Studio) ... Cowboy Bob Ellis beat Chico Gracia (2-0) ... Red Bastien beat George
Drake ... Ray Stevens beat Sonny Pascua ... Ray (Thunder) Stern beat Juan Humberto ... Dick the Bruiser beat Don Duffy



That must have been hype for this card.

10/7/61 Los Angeles, CA @ Sports Arena
US Champion Ray Stevens beat Ray Stern 2/3
Dick The Bruiser dcor Bob Ellis
Killer Kowalski beat Red Bastien
Pepper Gomez beat Roy Shire
Bobo Brazil beat Don Leo Jonathan
Wilbur Snyder beat Haaji Baba
Mitsu Arakawa & Kinji Shibuya beat Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti
att: 4,000

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clawmaster wrote: indikator wrote: Research by Tim Hornbaker (legacyofwrestling.com/LA1961.html)

Los Angeles CA: September 26, 1961
(KTLA Studio) ... Dick the Bruiser beat Sonny Pascua (2-0) ... Ray Stevens beat Tommy
Hunt ... Ray Stern beat Don Duffy ... Mitsu Arakawa beat Vic Cheney (sub for Don
Savage) ... Red Bastien beat George Drake

Los Angeles CA: October 3, 1961
(KTLA Studio) ... Cowboy Bob Ellis beat Chico Gracia (2-0) ... Red Bastien beat George
Drake ... Ray Stevens beat Sonny Pascua ... Ray (Thunder) Stern beat Juan Humberto ... Dick the Bruiser beat Don Duffy



That must have been hype for this card.

10/7/61 Los Angeles, CA @ Sports Arena
US Champion Ray Stevens beat Ray Stern 2/3
Dick The Bruiser dcor Bob Ellis
Killer Kowalski beat Red Bastien
Pepper Gomez beat Roy Shire
Bobo Brazil beat Don Leo Jonathan
Wilbur Snyder beat Haaji Baba
Mitsu Arakawa & Kinji Shibuya beat Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti
att: 4,000

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To the best of my knowledge, the year 1962 for Indianapolis and Cincinnati has not been researched yet. What I do have for both cities for 1962 are old results and lineups from Wrestling Revue magazine. I think it was Wrestling Revue. Anyhoo, Rich Tito bought them on EBay a long time ago, printed them out and sent them to me. They were very hard to read and sometimes it was hard to tell which matches were from what date. So there is a margin of error in those listings. A few Cincy results have been checked by newspaper clippings but not many of them. But for now this is the best I have and will have to do until those cities are researched for 1962. Rich Tito has been sending me stuff for years and thanks to Rich as always.

Now the AWA Title held by Don Leo Jonathan that was later won from DLJ by Karl Gotch. I list it most of the time as the AWA Indiana title. It would also be correct to list it as the Ohio Based AWA Title. The story I have always heard/read was Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle who were promoting in Columbus Ohio as well as Indianapolis, Detroit, Milwaukee Denver and a ton of other cities one day came up with the idea to put a belt on Don Leo. They called it the AWA World Heavyweight Title. This was not Gagne's AWA but the AWA promoted by Barnett and Doyle. I've also heard/read Don Leo may have won a tournament in Denver for that title. One of these days I'll find out which story is true. The Denver story appears to be a myth. Read more on it right after the 3/2/62 Denver card provided and researched by Tim Hornbaker.

1/1/62 Fort Wayne, IN @ Coliseum  
Dick The Bruiser & Fritz Von Erich beat Art Neilson & Stan Neilson for Tag Title 
Mr. M beat Emil Dupre 
Hercules Cortez beat Frank Valentine
Att: 3,100

1/8/62 Kansas City, MO @ Municipal Auditorium Exhibition Hall
Dick the Bruiser vs Don Leo Jonathan
Rip Hawk vs Ray Gordon
Ray Collins vs John Paul Henning
Jesse James vs The Mask
Evelyn Stevens vs Kathy Starr

1/10/62 Toledo, OH @ Sports Arena
Dick the Bruiser beat Wilbur Snyder 2/3
1 Snyder beat Bruiser in 17 seconds
2 Bruiser beat Snyder
3 Bruiser beat Snyder
World Tag Team Champions Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Dan O’Shocker (sub  Bill Melby) & Johnny Weaver 2/3
1 O'Shocker & Weaver beat Neilsons
2 Neilsons beat O'Shocker & Weaver
3 Neilsons beat O'Shocker & Weaver
Angelo Poffo beat Emile Dupre in 21:00
Promoter: Walter J. Moore

1/11/62 Fort Wayne, IN @ Coliseum   
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Dick The Bruiser & Fritz Von Erich dq
Hercules Cortez beat Mr. M 
Angelo Poffo beat Miguel Castro
Att: 1505

1/13/62 Cincinnati, OH @ Gardens
Johnny Barend & Magnificent Maurice beat Fritz Von Erich & Dick the Bruiser dq
Hercules Cortez beat Mr. M
Scufflin Hillbillies beat Angelo Poffo & Bronko Lubich
Johnny Weaver drew Mike Valentino (sub Pedro Godoy)
Bill Melby vs Emile Dupre

1/17/62 Denver, CO @ Auditorium Arena
Verne Gagne & Wilbur Snyder beat United States Tag Team Champions Art Neilson & Stan Neilson on a 3rd fall dq
1 Snyder beat Stan Neilson in 8:00
2 Stan beat Gagne in 10:59
3 Gagne and Snyder won by dq in 7:39
a title could not change hands by dq
Wilbur Snyder (sub Dick the Bruiser) beat Fritz Von Erich 2/3
Don Leo Jonathan beat Bobo Brazil in 13:59
June Byers beat Theresa Theis in 13:26
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
Att: 3,500 fans, gate: $8,500
Note: Bruiser reportedly was stuck in Omaha.

1/20/62 Detroit, MI
Dick The Bruiser & Fritz Von Erich beat Art Neilson & Stan Neilson 3/5
Wilbur Snyder beat Mr M who had previously wrestled as the masked marvel. He was unmasked to reveal Don Stansauk who played with the Green Bay Packers 12 years ago.
Sheik of Araby & Handsome Johnny Barend beat Sonny Weaver & Johnny Weaver
Emile Dupre beat Dan O'Shocker
Bill Melby beat Dan Miller
att: 4,492

1/22/62 Kansas City, MO @ Municipal Auditorium Exhibition Hall
Dick the Bruiser vs Bill Miller
Duke Keomuka & Taro Myaki vs Ray Gordon & Jesse James
The Mask vs Rip Hawk
Roy Collins vs Frank Foster

1/24/62 Toledo, OH @ Sports Arena
World Tag Team Champions Art Neilson & Stan Neilson vs Dick the Bruiser & Fritz Von Erich
Magnificent Maurice vs Sonny Weaver
Handsome Johnny Barend vs Johnny Weaver
Promoter: Walter J. Moore

1/27/62 Cincinnati, OH @ Gardens
Dick the Bruiser beat Fritz Von Erich
The Sheik beat Bill Melby
Angelo Poffo & Bronko Lubich beat Scufflin Hillbillies
Chief White Owl beat George Strickland
Mike Valentino beat Jim Grabmire

1/30/62 Milwakee, WI @ Arena
Dick The Bruiser & Fritz Von Erich beat Art Neilson & Stan Neilson 3/5
Johnny Barend & Magnificent Maurice beat Verne Gagne & Wilbur Snyder dq
Bobo Brazil beat Mike Valentino
Angelo Poffo beat Hercules Cortez
Bronco Lubich beat Emile DuPre
Sonny Weaver beat Miguel Castro
Bill Melby beat Johnny Weaver
Penny Banner beat Mona Baker
Att: 3,980

1/31/62 Toledo, OH @ Sports Arena
Special Referee: Wilbur Snyder
World Tag Team Champions Dick the Bruiser & Fritz von Erich beat Art Neilson & Stan Neilson 2/3  
Handsome Johnny Barend beat Sonny Weaver 2/3
Wilber Snyder beat Hercules Romero
Attendance: approximately 4,000 
Promoter: Walter J. Moore

2/1/62 Fort Wayne, IN
Special Referee: Joe Blanchard
Dick The Bruiser beat Fritz Von Erich   
Magnificent Maurice & Johnny Barend beat Scufflin Hillbillies Rip & Chuck
Angelo Poffo beat Hercules Cortez
Att: 2833

2/3/62 Hamilton, IN @ Hamilton High School Gym
Dick The Bruiser Afflis vs Bill Melby 2/3 60:00
Hercules Cortez vs Angelo Poffo 2/3 45:00
Bronco Lubich vs Emile Dupre 30:00

2/6/62 Indianapolis, IN @ Armory
Johnny Barend & Magnificent Maurice beat Dick the Bruiser & Angelo Poffo dq
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Sonny Weaver & Bill Melby
Chief Wahoo McDaniel beat Bronco Lubich
Chief White Owl beat Emile DuPre

2/7/62 Toledo, OH @ Sports Arena
Wilbur Snyder & Don Leo Jonathan beat Dick the Bruiser & Angelo Poffo
Chief White Owl beat Sonny Weaver during a 5 minute overtime period which Weaver wanted
Dan O’Shocker beat Jim Grabmire
Promoter: Walter J. Moore

2/9/62 Denver, CO @ Coliseum
Wilbur Snyder beat Fritz Von Erich 2/3
Verne Gagne beat United States Heavyweight Champion Dick the Bruiser dq
no title change
United States Tag Team Champions Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Bill Melby & Sonny Weaver
Neilsons were billed in the newspaper as being the World Tag Team Champions
Hercules Romero beat Miguel Castro in 7:45
Bronko Lubich drew Wahoo McDaniel 20:00
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
Att: 3,944 fans, gate: $10,328

2/10/62 Kempton, IN @ National Guard Armory
Wilbur Snyder vs Dick The Bruiser 2/3 60:00
Bronco Lubich vs Bill Melby 2/3 45:00
Sonny Weaver vs Emile Dupre 30:00

2/15/62 Jacksonville, FL
Tojo Yamamoto & Taro Myaki beat John Smith & Boris Volkoff 2/3
Dick Steinborn drew Big Ike Eakins (sub Dick the Bruiser)
Iron Mike DiBiase beat Ray Villmer
Joe Scarpa beat Pedro Godoy
Ali Bey beat Evon Marion

2/17/62 Detroit, MI @ Convention Arena
Dick The Bruiser drew Wilbur Snyder
Stan Neilson beat Magnificent Maurice dq
Johnny Barend drew Art Neilson
The Sheik beat Jim Hady (sub Johnny Weaver)
Killer Kowalski drew George Scott
Don Leo Jonathan beat Angelo Poffo
Fritz Von Erich beat Joe Blanchard
Bill Melby beat Tiny Mills
Chief White Owl beat Johnny Heidman
att: 7,582

2/20/62 Tampa, FL
Dick The Bruiser vs Eddie Graham
Kurt Von Brauner & Karl Von Brauner vs Joe Scarpa & Ray Villmer
Mike Dibiase vs Wilbur Snyder
Verne Gagne drew Dick Steinborn

2/22/62 Indianapolis, IN @ Coliseum
Dick the Bruiser & Wilbur Snyder drew Art Neilson & Stan Neilson
Fritz Von Erich beat Bobo Brazil
Johnny Barend & Magnificent Maurice beat Scufflin Hillbillies
The Sheik beat Chief White Owl

2/27/62 Tampa, FL
Kurt Von Brauner & Karl Von Brauner beat Dick The Bruiser & Mike Dibiase
Dick Steinborn beat Jim Wright
Don Curtis & Joe Scarpa beat Taro Myaki & Tojo Yamamoto
Ali Bey drew Pedro Godoy

3/2/62 Denver, CO @ Coliseum
Dick the Bruiser & The Sheik beat Joe Blanchard & Wilbur Snyder 2/3
Magnificent Maurice beat Chief White Owl
Chief Wahoo McDaniel beat Johnny Barend dq
Johnny Barend & Magnificent Maurice beat Chief White Owl & Bill Melby
promoters: Jim Barnett & Johnny Doyle
Att: 2,791 fans, gate: $7,191
Note: Bill Melby was originally booked to wrestle Mike Valentino.

According to several sources, a tournament was held on March 4, 1962 in Denver, Colorado, and Don Leo Jonathan defeated Killer Kowalski in the finals to capture a claim to the “American Wrestling Alliance World Heavyweight Title.” No records have ever been found to prove that this tournament actually happened. No promotional pieces or results ran in either the Denver Post or Rocky Mountain News.

3/10/62 Detroit, MI @ Convention Center
Wilbur Snyder beat US Champion Fritz Von Erich dq
Dick The Bruiser drew The Sheik
Don Leo Jonathan beat Haystacks Muldoon
Czaja Bob Nandor beat Baron Gattoni
World Tag Team Champions Johnny Barend & Magnificent Maurice beat Art Neilson & Stan Neilson
Sandy Scott beat Don Jardine
Danny McShain beat George Scott
Larry Moquin beat Tony Marino
Joe Blanchard beat Pepper Martin
Att: 9,908

3/13/62 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
Bobo Brazil & Wilbur Snyder & Yukon Eric beat Dick The Bruiser & Angelo Poffo & Don Leo Jonathan
Sandy Scott drew Jim Melby
Haystack Muldoon beat Wee Willie Davis
Johnny Barend beat Chief White Owl
Wahoo McDaniel drew Magnicent Maurice
Att: 1,008

3/14/62 Toledo, OH @ Sports Arena
Yukon Eric vs Dick the Bruiser
Fritz von Erich vs Bill Melby
Angelo Poffo vs Chief Wahoo McDaniel
Chief White Owl vs Don Jardine
Promoter: Walter J. Moore

3/20/62 Indianapolis, IN
Wilbur Snyder & Dick the Bruiser beat Art Neilson & Stan Neilson
The Sheik beat Bobo Brazil
Don Jardine beat Chief White Owl
Sandy Scott beat Gene Murphy

3/21/62 Toledo, OH @ Sports Arena
Lumberjack Match
Yukon Eric vs Dick the Bruiser
Wilbur Snyder vs the Sheik
Chief Wahoo McDaniel vs John Heidman
Haystack Muldoon vs Tiger Marsh
Promoter: Walter J. Moore

3/22/62 Hamilton, IN @ Hamilton High School Gym
Dick The Bruiser Afflis vs Bill Melby 2/3 60:00
Hercules Cortez vs Angelo Poffo 2/3 45:00
Bronco Lubich vs Emil Dupre 30:00

3/23/62 Denver, CO @ Auditorium Arena
Fritz Von Erich beat Bobo Brazil 2/3
1 Brazil won the first fall with a coco bump
2 Von Erich won with an iron claw for the second
3 Von Erich won with an iron claw
handicap match, Bruiser had to beat both men in 20 minutes
Chief Wahoo McDaniel & Chief White Owl beat Dick the Bruiser
1 Bruiser beat White Owl in 14:50
2 McDaniel remained through the time limit
Stan Neilson beat Magnificent Maurice dq in 17:12 when Maurice hit Neilson with his perfume spray gun
Johnny Barend drew Art Neilson
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
Att: 3,579 fans, Gate: $9,232

3/24/62 Cincinnati, OH @ Gardens
The Sheik & Fritz Von Erich beat Yukon Eric & Dick the Bruiser
Wilbur Snyder beat Don Jardine
Magnificent Maurice beat Sandy Scott
Johnny Barend drew Bill Melby
Hancicap Match
Haystack Muldoon drew Johnny Heidman & Mike (Gene?) Murphy

3/27/62 Indianapolis, IN
Dick the Bruiser & Wilbur Snyder beat Art Neilson & Stan Neilson dq
Haystacks Muldoon beat Don Jardine
Pee Wee Lopez beat Marcel Semard
Rip Collins beat Gene Murphy
Chuck Conley beat Johnny Heidman

3/30/62 Hamilton, OH @ Wilson Junior High School Gymnasium
Dick the Bruiser vs Bill Melby
Art Nelson & Stan Nelson vs Sandy Scott & Wahoo McDaniel
Haystack Muldoon vs Frank Morgan

4/4/62 Toledo, OH @ Sports Arena 
Wilbur Snyder & Dick the Bruiser beat Art Neilson & Stan Neilson
Fritz von Erich beat Yukon Eric dq on a foul in 12:00
Frank Thompson (Townsend?) beat Jack Dillon in 11:00
The Sheik beat Sandy Scott in 23:00
Marcel Semard beat Pee Wee Lopez in 7:00
Karen Kellogg beat Lola LaRay in 7:00
Rip Collins beat Don Jardine in 9:00
Johnny Heidman beat Chuck Conley in 8:00
Joe Blanchard beat Red (Les?) Thatcher in 6:00
Att: approximately 4,000
Promoter: Walter J. Moore

4/7/62 Omaha, NE @ Civic Auditorium
Handicap Match
Dick The Bruiser vs Tony Borne & Leo Nowman
Att: "five thousand fans"

4/10/62 Indianapolis, IN @ Armory
Dick the Bruiser & Wilbur Snyder beat Johnny Barend & Magnificent Maurice
Don Jardine beat Chuck Conley
Marcel Semard beat Farmer McGruder
Pee Wee Lopez beat Little Boy Blue
Marcel Semard & Little Boy Blue beat Pee Wee Lopez & Farmer McGruder

4/13/62 Racine, WI @ Memorial Hall
Dick The Bruiser vs Wilbur Snyder
Pee Wee Lopez & Farmer McGruder vs Marcel Semard & Little Boy Blue
Haystack Muldoon vs Jack Wilson
Promoter: Einar Olsen

4/14/62 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
Fritz Von Erich beat Yukon Eric on a 3rd fall dq
Dick The Bruiser beat Haystack Muldoon
Verne Gagne beat The Sheik
Wilbur Snyder beat Bill Melby
Frenchy Semard & Little Boy Blue beat Pee Wee Lopez & Farmer McGruder
Att: 2,269

4/18/62 Indianapolis, IN @ Coliseum
Dick the Bruiser & Wilbur Snyder beat Art Neilson & Stan Neilson
Fritz Von Erich beat Yukon Eric
Don Leo Jonathan beat Hans Hermann
Ike Eakins beat Haystack Calhoun
Don Jardine drew Chuck Conley

4/19/62 Cincinnati, OH @ Gardens
The Sheik & Fritz Von Erich beat Wilbur Snyder & Dick the Bruiser
Don Leo Jonathan beat Baron Gattoni
Bill Melby beat Ike Eakins dq
Sandy Scott beat Emile Dupre
Haystack Muldoon beat Bob Whitlow

4/24/62 Indianapolis, IN @ Armory
Dick the Bruiser beat Hans Hermann
Fritz Von Erich beat Joe Blanchard
Wilbur Snyder beat Don Jardine
Fran Gravette & Ann Casey beat Judy Grable & Brenda Scott
Bob Whitlow beat Johnny Heidman

4/25/62 Toledo, OH @ Sports Arena
Dick The Bruiser & Wilbur Snyder beat Art Neilson & Stan Neilson in 12:00
Single match winners included Wahoo McDaniel, Dick The Bruiser & Stan Neilson
Emile DuPre drew Ike Eakins
Promoter: Walter J. Moore

4/28/62 Cincinnati, OH @ Gardens
Wilbur Snyder & Dick the Bruiser beat The Sheik & Fritz Von Erich when special referee Ezzard Charles knocked out Von Erich in the deciding fall
Don Leo Jonathan beat Hans Hermann
Magnificent Maurice & Johnny Barend beat Sandy Scott & Bill Melby
Yukon Eric beat Don Jardine
Fran Gravetti beat Judy Grable

5/1/62 Indianapolis, IN @ Armory
Dick the Bruiser & Wilbur Snyder no contest Fritz Von Erich & Hans Hermann
Don Jardine beat Bill Melby
Ike Eakins beat Johnny Heidman
Judy Grable beat Brenda Scott

5/2/62 Toledo, OH @ Sports Arena
Dick The Bruiser beat Magnificent Maurice
The Sheik drew Johnny Barend when the time limit expired in the 3rd fall
Judy Grable & Ann Casey beat Brenda Scott & Fran Gravette 2/3

5/8/62 Indianapolis, IN @ Tyndall Armory
Dick the Bruiser & Wilbur Snyder beat Fritz Von Erich & Hans Hermann dq
Mr. M beat Guy Mitchell
The Sheik beat Bill Melby
Chief Wahoo McDaniel beat Ike Eakins dq

5/9/62 Toledo, OH @ Sports Arena 
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Wilbur Snyder & Dick the Bruiser 2/3, 2nd fall by dq
Lupe Gonzales beat the Mysterious Mr. M dq
Babs Wingo beat Karen Kellogg (sub Kathleen Wimbley) 2/3
Promoter: Walter J. Moore

5/11/62 Milwaukee, WI
Fritz Von Erich beat Wilbur Snyder dq
Dick The Bruiser beat Hans Hermann
Yukon Eric beat Stan Kowalski
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson drew Bill Milby & Sandy Scott

5/15/62 Indianapolis, IN @ Armory
Don Leo Jonathan beat Ike Eakins
Wilbur Snyder & Dick the Bruiser beat Fritz Von Erich & Hans Hermann
The Sheik beat Lupe Gonzalez
Mr. M drew Bill Melby

5/16/62 Kansas City, MO @ Municipal Auditorium
Hans Hermann in Von Erich's corner, Dick The Bruiser in Snyder's corner
Fritz Von Erich vs Wilbur Snyder
Hans Hermann vs Dick the Bruiser
Stan Neilson & Art Neilson vs Pierre LaSalle & Guy LaRose
Duke Keomuka vs Jack Nichols
Ann Regan vs Evelyn Stevens

5/17/62 Fort Wayne, IN @ Coliseum  
Wilbur Snyder beat Fritz Von Erich dq
Dick The Bruiser was to second Snyder while Hans Hermann was seconded Von Erich. But Bruiser never made the match. It was said he was stuck in Kansas City.
Wahoo McDaniel & Sandy Scott beat Magnificent Maurice & Johnny Barend dq
The Sheik (sub Dick The Bruiser) beat Hans Hermann 
Att: 1383

5/22/62 Indianapolis, IN @ Tyndall Armory
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Dick the Bruiser & Wilbur Snyder dq
Magnificent Maurice beat Bill Melby
The Sheik beat Chief Wahoo McDaniel
Sandy Scott drew Ike Eakins

5/25/62 Denver, CO @ Coliseum 
Fritz Von Erich beat Wilbur Snyder on a 3rd fall COR
1 Snyder won the first fall in 9:50 with an abdominal stretch
2 Von Erich won the second in 5:52 with a clawhold
3 Snyder was counted out of the ring in 4:58
Bill Melby beat Stan Neilson 9:42
The Sheik beat Bill Melby 2/3
Art Neilson drew Sandy Scott 30:00
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
Att: 3,573 fans, gate: $9,273
Note: Three wrestlers from Chicago to Denver was forced to return to the “Windy City,” thus, they were unable to appear. They were Dick the Bruiser, Hans Herman, and Chief Wahoo McDaniel.

5/26/62 Cincinnati, OH @ Gardens
Wilbur Snyder & Dick the Bruiser beat Fritz Von Erich & Hans Hermann dq
The Sheik beat Sandy Scott
Dick the Bruiser beat Hans Hermann
Bob Ellis beat Ike Eakins
Art Neilson beat Magnificent Maurice
Guy Mitchell beat Wahoo McDaniel
Pee Wee Lopez beat Little Boy Blue
Mr. M beat Lupe Gonzales

5/29/62 Indianapolis, IN @ Tyndall Armory
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Wilbur Snyder & Dick The Bruiser dq
Mr. M beat Bill Melby
Bob Ellis beat Ike Eakins
Bob Whitlow drew Guy Mitchell

6/2/62 Detroit, MI @ Convention Center
Lord Layton beat Fritz Von Erich 2/3
Dick The Bruiser beat Czaya Nandor
AWA Indiana Champion Don Leo Jonathan beat Waldo Von Erich
Wilbur Snyder beat Bill Melby
Larry Moquin beat Ike Eakins
Guy Mitchell beat Wahoo McDaniel (sub Bob Ellis)
Magnificent Maurice drew Sandy Scott
Bob Whitlow beat Dennis Hall
att: 9,407

6/5/62 Indianapolis, IN @ Armory
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Wilbur Snyder & Dick The Bruiser
Waldo Von Erich beat Bill Melby
The Sheik beat Guy Mitchell
Sandy Scott drew Ike Eakins

6/6/62 Toledo, OH @ Sports Arena
AWA "Indiana" Champion Don Leo Jonathan beat Stan Neilson 1-0
Dick the Bruiser beat Art Neilson 2/3
Bill Melby drew the Mask 
Sandy Scott beat Jim Grabmire (sub Bob Whitlow)
Promoter: Walter J. Moore

6/9/62 Cincinnati, OH @ Gardens
Wilbur Snyder & Dick the Bruiser beat Hans Hermann & Fritz Von Erich
Don Leo Jonathan beat Mr. M
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Bill Melby & Guy Mitchell
Dennis Hall vs Tony Borne
Jack Steele vs Ricki Starr
Chief White Owl beat Magnificent Maurice dq
Karen Kellogg beat Mary Reynolds
Bobby Graham beat Al Greene

6/10/62 Milwaukee, WI
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson vs Dick The Bruiser & Wilbur Snyder
Don Leo Jonathan vs Mr. M
Joe Blanchard vs Guy Mitchell
Kay Noble vs Annette Palmer

6/12/62 Indianapolis, IN @ Armory
The Sheik beat Don Leo Jonathan dq
Dick the Bruiser drew Waldo Von Erich
Guy Mitchell beat Ike Eakins dq
Bobby Graham vs Bill Melby
Lupe Gonzalez vs Jack Steele

6/13/62 Windsor, Ontario, Canada @ Arena
Dick The Bruiser vs Don Leo Jonathan
Also In Action: Ike Eakins, Ricki Starr, Lupe Gonzales & Guy Mitchell

6/19/62 Kokomo, IN @ Speedway
Dick The Bruiser & Joe Blanchard vs Art Neilson & Stan Neilson
Plus two other outstanding bouts

6/20/62 Toledo, OH @ Sports Arena
Dick The Bruiser beat Art Neilson via pin in 14:00
Sandy Scott drew Stan Neilson
Tony Borne beat Guy Mitchell via pin in 11:00
Ricki Starr beat Ben Jarrells in 9:00
George Strickland beat Chris Belkas via pin in 11:00
Vic Christy beat Chuck Campbell via pin in 9:00
Chief White Owl beat Jack Steel via pin in 16:00

6/23/62 Detroit, MI @ Cobo Arena
US Champion Dick The Bruiser beat Bearcat Wright
Fritz Von Erich beat Joe Blanchard
Ray Stern beat Stan Neilson
AWA Indiana Champion Don Leo Jonathan vs Jack Steele
Art Neilson beat Sandy Scott
Bobby Graham beat Guy Mitchell
The Sheik beat Larry Moquin
Ricki Starr beat Ike Eakins
Czaja Nandor beat Waldo Von Erich
Tony Borne beat Emile Dupre

6/26/62 Indianapolis, IN @ Armory
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Dick the Bruiser & Don Leo Jonathan
Bob Ellis beat Ike Eakins
Tony Borne beat Lupe Gonzalez
Bobby Graham beat Jack Steele

6/29/62 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
World Title Claimant Freddie Blassie beat Dick the Bruiser
World Tag Team Champions Joe Scarpa & Don Curtis beat Kurt Von Brauner & Karl Von Brauner
Rito Carreon beat Lenny Montana
Chief Little Eagle beat Russian Crusher
Jack Bence beat Ivor Barrett

6/30/62 Cincinnati, OH @ Gardens
Don Leo Jonathan beat Fritz Von Erich dq
Bob Ellis & Dick the Bruiser drew Art Neilson & Stan Neilson
Tony Borne beat Ricki Starr
George Scott beat Ike Eakins
Hans Hermann vs Ricki Starr
Ray Stern beat Chuck Campbell
Sandy Scott beat Jack Steele

7/3/62 Indianapolis, IN @ Armory
Dick the Bruiser no contest The Sheik
George Scott & Sandy Scott beat Tony Borne & Ike Eakins
Ricki Starr beat Jack Wilson
Guy Mitchell beat Jack Allen

7/7/62 Columbus, OH @ Jet Stadium
Dick the Bruiser vs Fritz Von Erich
Bob Ellis vs The Sheik
Don Leo Jonathan vs Waldo Von Erich
Tony Borne vs Bobby Graham
Ike Eakins vs Ricki Starr
promoters: Balk Estes, Jim Barnett, Ben Cowall
Note: initial show

7/10/62 Indianapolis, IN @ Armory
Dick the Bruiser drew The Sheik
George Scott & Sandy Scott drew Art Neilson & Stan Neilson
Bobby Graham beat Tony Borne
Gloria Barattani beat Mae Young

7/13/62 Denver, CO @ Coliseum
Ray Stern won an 11 Man Battle Royal
Dick the Bruiser drew Ray Stern 30:00
George Scott beat Waldo Von Erich in 10:00
The Sheik beat Bill Melby with an Arabian neckbreaker in 4:48
Don Leo Jonathan beat Sandy Scott in 22:23
Bob Nandor beat Guy Mitchell in 14:33
Chief Wahoo McDaniel beat Ricky Cortez dq
Promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle

7/13/62 Windsor, Ontario, Canada @ Arena
Dick The Bruiser vs Don Leo Jonathan
Also In Action: Ricky Starr, Ike Eakins, Guy Mitchell & Lupe Gonzales
Note: Bruiser double booked again. Doubt he made this match in Windsor. I'll recheck the Windsor date though.

7/14/62 Detroit, MI @ Cobo Arena
US Champion Dick The Bruiser drew AWA Indiana Champion Don Leo Jonathan 60:00
Ray Stern beat Bobby Graham
Bob Ellis drew Art Neilson
George Scott beat Bill Melby (sub The Sheik)
Robert Duranton beat Sandy Scott
Ricky Crusher Cortez drew Czaja Nandor
Stan Neilson beat Guy Mitchell (sub Fritz Von Erich)
Joe Blanchard vs Waldo von Erich

7/17/62 Indianapolis, IN @ Armory
Dick the Bruiser vs The Sheik
Don Leo Jonathan & Joe Brunetti vs Slim Marlin & Don Marlin
Bill Miller vs Ricky Cortez
Mark Stone vs Tony Borne
Bobby Graham vs Guy Mitchell
Red Grupe vs Masked Marvel

7/25/62 Columbus, OH @ Jet Stadium
Don Leo Jonathan vs The Sheik
Dick the Bruiser & Bill Miller vs Art Neilson & Stan Neilson
Jack Allen vs. Farmer Marlin
Frazier vs Gonzoles
Foster vs Rogers
Slim Marlin vs Jack Wilson
Tony Borne vs Guy Mitchell
Bobby Graham vs George Scott
Ricky Cortez vs Bobby Graham
promoters: Balk Estes, Jim Barnett, Ben Cowall
ladies night, all ladies and children under 12 admitted free
Note: The show was rescheduled due to rain. It was set for Sunday night.

7/27/62 Indianapolis, IN @ Victory Field
George Scott & Sandy Scott beat Art Neilson & Stan Neilson
Don Leo Jonathan & Joe Brunetti beat Tiny Mills & Stan Mills?
Bill Miller & Ricky Cortez beat Bobby Graham & Guy Mitchell
George Scott & Sandy Scott beat Red Grupe & Robert of Paris
Tony Borne & Mark Stone beat Slim Marlin & Don Marlin
Dick the Bruiser beat The Sheik
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Tony Borne & Mark Stone

7/28/62 Cincinnati, OH @ Gardens
The Sheik beat Joe Blanchard
Sandy Scott drew Art Neilson
Dick the Bruiser beat Tony Borne dq
Don Leo Jonathan beat Ricky Cortez
Bobby Graham beat Jack Mills
Don Marlin beat Tiny Mills
George Scott beat Stan Neilson
Slim Marlin beat Robert of Paris

7/29/62 Columbus, OH @ Jet Stadium 
Dick the Bruiser & Bill Miller beat Art Neilson & Stan Neilson 2/3
Don Leo Jonathan beat The Sheik dq
Death match
Tony Borne beat Guy Mitchell
George Scott beat Bobby Graham
Don Marlin beat Red Grupe
Sandy Scott beat Ricky Cortez …
Robert DeRant aka Robert of Paris & Robert Durante beat Slim Marlin
Mark Stone beat Jim Windle
promoters: Balk Estes, Jim Barnett, Ben Cowall
second show
Att: 3,311 fans

8/3/62 Denver, CO @ Coliseum 
United States Heavyweight Champion Dick the Bruiser beat Ray Stern on a 3rd fall utc/COR
1 Stern beat Bruiser in 28 seconds
2 Bruiser beat Stern
3 Stern was unable to continue outside the ring
Ricky Cortez beat Joe Blanchard
Don Leo Jonathan beat Bobby Graham (sub The Sheik)
Jonathan was the AWA World Champion, but there was no mention of that title in local newspapers
Mark Lewin beat Ricky Cortez 2-0
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
Att: 3,018 fans

8/4/62 Detroit, MI @ Cobo Arena
Lord Athol Layton beat Dick The Bruiser to win US title when the ringside doctor ordered the match stopped due to excessive bleeding by the Bruiser
Ray Stern beat The Sheik
AWA "Indiana" Champion Don Leo Jonathan drew Mark Lewin
Ricky Crusher Cortez beat Joe Blanchard
Ricki Starr beat Mark Stone
George Scott beat Stan Neilson
Sandy Scott beat Art Neilson dq
Robert of Paris drew Czaja Nandor
Attendance: 11,575; gate: $32,090

8/11/62 Cincinnati, OH @ Gardens
Dick the Bruiser beat Tony Borne
Baby Cheryl beat Dolly Darcel
Joe Blanchard beat Mark Stone
Art Neilson beat Les Thatcher
Stan Neilson beat Slim Marlin
Robert of Paris beat Guy Mitchell
Lupe Gonzalez beat Jack Steele
Bill Frazier drew Bob Allen
Joe Blanchard won 12 man battle royal

8/12/62 Columbus, OH @ Jet Stadium
AWA "Indiana" Champion Don Leo Jonathan drew Karl Gotch
Baby Cheryl beat Dolly Darcell
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Big Bill Miller & Dick The Bruiser 2/3
Marcel Semard & Little Boy Blue beat Pee Wee Lopez & Chico Santana
Sandy Scott beat Mark Stone
George Scott drew Red Grupe
Ricki Starr beat Mark Stone
Promoters: Balk Estes, Jim Barnett, Ben Cowall
Att: 3,603 fans

8/17/62 Indianapolis, IN @ Victory Field
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat George Scott & Sandy Scott
Dick the Bruiser vs Tony Borne
Don Leo Jonathan vs Ricky Cortez
Bill Miller vs Guy Mitchell
Bobby Graham vs Mark Stone
Don Marlin vs Red Grupe
Slim Marlin vs Robert of Paris
12 man battle royal featuring all of the above

8/18/62 Detroit, MI @ Cobo Arena
US Champion Lord Athol Layton beat Tony Borne
Dick The Bruiser beat Ray Stern
AWA Indiana Champion Don Leo Jonathan beat Art Neilson
Stan Neilson beat Bobby Graham
Ricky Crusher Cortez drew George Scott
Joe Blanchard beat Sandy Scott
Little Boy Blue & Marcel Semard beat Pee Wee Lopez & Chico Santana

8/21/62 Indianapolis, IN @ Armory
Dick The Bruiser drew George Scott
Sandy Scott beat The Sheik
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Bobby Graham & Guy Mitchell
Robert of Paris beat Jack Heath
Ricky Cortez beat Mark Stone

8/28/62 Indianapolis, IN @ Armory
George Scott & Sandy Scott beat The Sheik & Dick The Bruiser
Robert of Paris beat Guy Mitchell
Ricky Cortez beat Jack Heath
Dale Lewis beat Mark Stone

8/30/62 Columbus, OH @ Jet Stadium
Bill Miller drew Dick The Bruiser when the 60 minute time limit expired in the 3rd fall
George Scott & Sandy Scott beat Art Neilson & Stan Neilson dq
Don Leo Jonathan beat Ricky Cortez
Guy Mitchell beat Bill Frazier
Mark Stone drew Jim Windle

8/31/62 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
Freddie Blassie beat Dick the Bruiser
Mr. Moto beat Guy Taylor
Linda Horne beat Tina Cole
Chief Crazy Horse beat Miguel Torres dq
Johnny Walker beat Pedro Godoy

9/1/62 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
Lord Athol Layton beat Dick The Bruiser on a 3rd fall COR
Don Leo Jonathan beat Robert of Paris
Joe Blanchard beat Guy Mitchell
George Scott drew Art Neilson
Dale Lewis beat Ricki Starr
Sandy Scott beat Stan Neilson
Att: 1,779

9/7/62 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
Dick the Bruiser beat Mr. Moto
Pedro Godoy beat Chief Crazy Horse
Matt Jewell & Tina Cole beat Linda Horne & the Masked Marvel
Miguel Torres beat Johnny Walker
Guy Taylor beat Gene Murphy

9/8/62 San Francisco, CA @ Cow Palace
US Champion Pepper Gomez beat Kinji Shibuya 2/3
Waldo Von Erich beat Luis Martinez via pin
Little Beaver & Tiny Tim beat Billy the Kid & Sky Low Low
Ricki Starr beat Art Michalik via pin
Wilbur Snyder beat Frank Townsend
Dick the Bruiser beat Guy Brunetti
Ray Stern beat Mario La Pantera
Att: 7,162

9/11/62 Columbus, OH @ Jet Stadium
Karl Gotch beat Don Leo Jonathan 2/3 to win the AWA "Indiana" Title
1 Jonathan beat Gotch in 25:23 by submission with a leg strangle
2 Gotch beat Jonathan in 40:21 with a super suplex
3 Gotch beat Jonathan when Don Leo was unable to continue
Jonathan was carried from the ring
Bill Miller beat The Sheik in 9:42
Dinah Beaman beat Sweet Georgia Brown in 12:10
Dick The Bruiser beat Ricky Cortez in 11:00
Art Neilson beat Donn Lewin in 7:14
Stan Neilson beat Dale Lewis in 6:00
George Scott beat Ivan Kalmikoff in 7:44
Sandy Scott beat Baron Gattoni in 8:12
Ilio DiPaolo beat Mark Stone in 6:28
Mark Lewin drew Robert of Paris
promoter: Balk Estes
sponsored by Dispatch Charities
Att: 4,000 fans

9/14/62 Denver, CO @ Coliseum 
The Sheik beat Dick the Bruiser on a 3rd fall COR
1 The Sheik beat Bruiser in 6:55
2 Bruiser pinned Sheik in 9:00 after a knee drop from the top rope
3 Bruiser was counted out of the ring in 6:39
Ray “Thunder” Stern beat Stan Neilson 2/3
Art Neilson drew George Scott
Mark Lewin beat Robert Durant (Mr. Paris) dq in 10:26
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
Att: 3,464 fans, gate: $6,320)
Note: The television show with Lord Athol Layton as commentator in 1962 was being beamed into Denver. Layton was a commentator on the show being taped from Windsor, Ontario, at CKLW-TV. Some shows were taped at the Cobo Hall in Detroit.

9/16/62 Detroit, MI @ Cobo Arena
US Champion Lord Athol Layton beat Dick The Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
The Sheik beat Ray Stern
Dale Lewis drew Art Neilson
Mark Lewin beat Stan Neilson
George Scott beat Ivan Kalmikoff dq
Emile Dupre drew Sandy Scott
Ricky Cortez beat Bob Morrow
Fred Blassie beat Dennis Hall
Att: 15,521

9/21/62 Fort Wayne, IN
Lord Athol Layton beat The Sheik
Don Leo Jonathan beat Dick The Bruiser
Bill Miller beat Dennis Hall
Emile Dupre drew Dale Lewis
Robert of Paris beat Don Jardine
Mark Lewin beat Ricky Cortez
Art Neilson beat George Scott
Sandy Scott beat Stan Neilson

9/22/62 Cincinnati, OH @ Gardens
Don Leo Jonathan & Joe Blanchard beat The Sheik & Dick the Bruiser
Dr. Bill Miller beat Pierre LaBelle
Karl Gotch beat Ricky Cortez
Fred Blassie beat Bob Morrow
Robert of Paris drew Emile Dupre
Dale Lewis drew Frank Brown

9/27/62 Boston, MA @ Garden
World Heavyweight Champion Verne Gagne beat Dick the Bruiser on a 3rd fall cOR
Dr. Bill Miller beat Ricky Sexton (sub Pat O'Connor)
The Yankee Bulls vs Kenny Ackles & Paddy Sullivan (said to be for the "East Coast Tag Team championship.")
Johnny Cannon vs "Cowboy" Cal West
Antone "Ripper" Leone vs Ricky Sexton
promoter: Dom Papaleo
referee: Tom McNeeley for main event

9/29/62 San Francisco, CA @ Cow Palace 
US Champion Pepper Gomez beat Waldo Von Erich 2/3
World Tag Team Champions Mitsu Arakawa & Kinji Shibuya beat Bill Melby & Wilbur Snyder 2/3
Dick the Bruiser beat Frank Townsend via pin in 7:55 after a back drop
Nick Bockwinkel beat Great Togo via pin in 6:06 after an atomic drop
Joe Blanchard beat Ed Miller in 3:51
Don Manoukian beat Dale Lewis with a backbreaker
Carlos Rocha beat Mario LaPantera via pin in 10:00
Att: 7,105

10/3/62 Denver, CO @ Coliseum
Dick the Bruiser vs Don Leo Jonathan
Lord Athol Layton vs The Sheik
Mark Lewin vs Ray “Thunder” Stern
Robert Durant vs Wilbur Snyder
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle

10/6/62 Detroit, MI @ Cobo Arena
US Champion Lord Athol Layton beat Tony Borne
Dick The Bruiser beat The Sheik dq
AWA "Indiana" Champion Karl Gotch beat Don Jardine
Ray Stern beat Crusher Ricky Cortez
Wilbur Snyder beat Joe Blanchard
Bearcat Wright beat Stan Neilson
Fred Blassie beat Emile Dupre
Mark Lewin beat Robert of Paris
Ilio DiPaolo beat Sandy Scott
Dale Lewis beat Dan Miller
Art Neilson drew George Scott
Att: 11,939

10/8/62 Kansas City, MO @ Municipal Auditorium
Texas Death Match
Dick The Bruiser beat The Sheik COR
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat George Scott & Sandy Scott 2/3
Stan Stasiak beat Lorenzo Parente via pin after a knee drop
Don Leo Jonathan beat Robert of Paris with a backbreaker
Judy Glover beat Jessica Rogers via pin

10/12/62 Milwaukee, WI @ Arena
US Champion Lord Athol Layton beat Dick The Bruiser
Verne Gagne beat Bill Miller
Judy Glover & Cowboy Bradley beat Jessica Rogers & Tiny Roe
Bill Watts beat Dennis Paul (Hall?)
Don Leo Jonathan vs Emile DuPre
Mark Lewin vs Robert Duranton

10/13/62 Columbus, OH
AWA "Indiana" Champion Karl Gotch beat Art Neilson
Bill Miller beat Stan Neilson
Dick The Bruiser beat Emile Dupre
Frankie Talaber & Leon Graham beat Hank Vest & Tiger Severs
Chief White Owl beat Paul Stetson

10/17/62 Fort Wayne, IN  
US Champion Lord Athol Layton beat Dick The Bruiser dq
Conboy Bradley beat Tiny Roe 
Don Leo Jonathan beat Don Jardine 
Judy Glover beat Jessica Rogers 
Kurt Von Brauner & Karl Von Brauner beat Pierre LeBelle & Les Thatcher
Att: 1300

10/19/62 Indianapolis, IN @ Armory
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Mark Lewin & Dick The Bruiser
Karl Von Brauner & Kurt Von Brauner beat Lupe Gonzelez & Dennis Hall
George Scott drew Bill Miller
Dale Lewis beat Ricky Cortez

10/20/62 Columbus, OH
AWA "Indiana" Champion Karl Gotch beat Dick The Bruiser dq
Frankie Talaber & Leon Graham beat Paul Stetson & Frank Hickey
Bill Miller beat Don Jardine
Pierre LaBelle beat Mystery Man dq
Chief White Owl beat Larry Daniels

10/23/62 Kansas City, MO @ Municipal Auditorium
Steel Fence Texas Death Match
Dick the Bruiser vs The Sheik
Bearcat Wright vs Don Jardine
Kurt Von Brauner & Karl Von Brauner vs Dale Lewis & Dennis Hall

10/24/62 Denver, CO @ Coliseum
AWA "Indiana" Champion Karl Gotch beat Art Neilson 2-0, 1st fall by dq
1 Neilson was dq'ed
2 Gotch beat Neilson in 9:51 with a a rolling suplex
Gotch was billed as being from one of the “Iowa Gotches”
Gotch was billed as the “Kirk Douglas of the Mat”
Women’s Champion June Byers beat Darlene Shields in 14:43
Dick the Bruiser beat Lord Athol Layton 2/3 to capture the United States Heavyweight Title
1 Bruiser beat Layton in 7:48
2 Layton beat Bruiser
3 Bruiser beat Layton
Layton was billed as just having won the U.S. Title.
Bill Miller drew Wilbur Snyder 30:00
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
Note: On September 14, 1962 in Columbus, Ohio, Karl Gotch beat Don Leo Jonathan to capture the AWA World Heavyweight Title.

10/25/62 Indianapolis, IN @ Coliseum
Karl Von Brauner & Kurt Von Brauner beat George Scott & Sandy Scott
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Dick the Bruiser & The Sheik
Joe Blanchard beat Hans Hermann
Mark Lewin beat Emile DuPre
Dale Lewis beat Don Jardine

10/27/62 Columbus, OH
AWA "Indiana" Champion Karl Gotch beat Dick The Bruiser
Bill Miller beat Nicoli Volkoff
Bill Hoover & Larry Daniels beat Jim Windle & Mr. X
Emile Dupre beat Pierre LaBelle
Ty Holder beat John Calloway & Bill O'Neill

10/31/62 Anderson, IN @ National Guard Armory
Dick The Bruiser & Mark Lewin vs Kurt Von Brauner & Karl Von Brauner 2/3 60:00
Big Bill Miller vs Don Jardine 2/3 45:00
Bill Watts vs Joe Blanchard 30:00

11/2/62 Detroit, MI
Bearcat Wright beat Dick The Bruiser dq
AWA "Indiana" Champion Karl Gotch beat Don Leo Jonathan
Fritz Von Erich beat Ray Stern utc cuts
The Sheik beat Billy Red Lyons
Wilbur Snyder beat Bob Leipler
Art Neilson beat Emile Dupre
Mark Lewin beat Nikita Kalmikoff
Dale Lewis drew Stan Neilson
Taro Sakuro beat Tim Geohagen
Ilio DiPaulo drew Bill Miller
Att: 5,304

11/6/62 Kansas City, MO @ Municipal Auditorium
Bearcat Wright beat Dick the Bruiser on a 3rd fall COR
Karl Von Brauner & Kurt Von Brauner beat George Scott & Sandy Scott
Don Leo Jonathan beat Bill McDonald
Ray Gordon beat Ray Collins dq
Lorenzo Parente drew Bill Dromo

11/14/62 New Boston, OH @ United Steelworkers Hall
Dick The Bruiser vs Joe Blanchard 2/3 60:00
Fabulous Moolah vs Judy Grable 2/3 45:00
Emile DuPre vs Pierre Lebelle
Don Jardine vs Dale Lewis

11/17/62 Cincinnati, OH @ Gardens
Boxing Match
Joe Blanchard beat Fred Blassie 4th round KO
Dick the Bruiser beat Hans Hermann
Fabulous Moolah beat Judy Grable
Oscar Verdu beat Bearcat Wright
Dr. Bill Miller beat Frankie Talaber
Mark Lewin drew Stan Neilson
Dale Lewis beat Art Neilson
Les Thatcher drew Dennis Hall
Don Jardine beat Doug Kinslow
Emile Dupre beat Pierre LaBelle
att: 4,494

11/20/62 Kansas City, MO @ Municipal Auditorium
Dick the Bruiser vs Bearcat Wright
Karl Von Brauner & Kurt Von Brauner vs George Scott & Sandy Scott
The Sheik vs Mark Lewin
Rip Hawk vs Lorenzo Parente
Stan Stasiak vs Gino Marella

11/24/62 Detroit, MI @ Cobo Arena
US Champion Lord Athol Layton beat Fritz Von Erich
Dick The Bruiser beat Bearcat Wright
The Sheik beat Mark Lewin
Alberto Torres & Ramon Torres drew Art Neilson & Stan Neilson
Ray Stern beat Bob Stanlee
Czaja Nandor beat Bob Leipler
Taro Sakuro beat Emile Dupre

12/1/62 San Francisco, CA @ Cow Palace 
US Champion Pepper Gomez beat Dick the Bruiser on a 3rd fall COR
World Tag Team Champions Nick Bockwinkel & Wilbur Snyder beat Mitsu Arakawa & Kinji Shibuya
Ray Stevens beat Waldo Von Erich
Haystack Calhoun & Abe Jacobs beat Don Jardine & Ed Miller
Sammy Berg beat Alan Garfield
Ciclon Negro beat Guy Brunetti
Att: 12,551, Gate: $38,116

12/3/62 Kansas City, MO @ Municipal Auditorium
Dick the Bruiser dcor The Sheik
Karl Von Brauner & Kurt Von Brauner defeated Art Neilson & Stan Neilson 2-0
Babs Wingo & Marva Scott beat Ethel Johnson & Virginia Franklin 2/3
Lorenzo Parente drew Ripper Collins 20:00

12/6/62 Indianapolis, IN @ Coliseum
Alberto Torres vs Nicoli Volkoff
Dick The Bruiser & Art Neilson & Stan Neilson vs Saul Weingeroff & Karl Von Brauner & Kurt Von Brauner
Les Thatcher vs The Mongol
Don Leo Jonathan vs The Sheik
Don Jardine vs Dale Lewis
Joe Blanchard vs Emile Dupre
Bill Watts vs Baron Gattoni
Ramon Torres vs Pierre LaBelle

12/7/62 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
Ray Gunkel beat Dick the Bruiser dq
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Rito Carreon & Chief Little Eagle
Lenny Montana beat Russian Crusher
Mike Paidousis vs Jack Vansky

12/11/62 Indianapolis, IN @ Armory
Dick the Bruiser & Don Leo Jonathan beat Karl Von Brauner & Kurt Von Brauner dq
The Sheik beat Art Neilson
Stan Neilson drew Mark Lewin
Bill Miller beat Emile Dupre

12/12/62 Toledo, OH @ Sports Arena 
Don Leo Jonathan vs Dick the Bruiser
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson vs Alberto Torres & Ramon Torres
Dr. Big Bill Miller vs Bill Watts
Bob Nandor vs Emile DuPre

12/14/62 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
Freddie Blassie & Dick the Bruiser beat Ray Gunkel & Lenny Montana
Mike Paidousis beat Bulldog Lawley
Chief Little Eagle beat Russian Crusher
Rito Carreon drew Buddy Bison

12/17/62 Kansas City, MO @ Municipal Auditorium
Dick The Bruiser & Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Karl Von Brauner & Kurt Von Brauner & Saul Weingeroff 2/3
Don Leo Jonathan drew Joe Blinker (sub The Sheik) 45:00
Judy Grable beat Sweet Georgia Brown 2/3
Fran Gravette beat Tina Cole

12/21/62 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
Lumberjack Match
Freddie Blassie beat Dick the Bruiser
Diana Beamon drew Sweet Georgia Brown
Chief Little Eagle beat Bulldog Lawley
Rito Carreon drew Russian Crusher
Lenny Montana vs Mike Paidousis

12/28/62 Columbus, OH
Dr. Bill Miller beat Dick The Bruiser dq
Frankie Talaber & Leon Graham beat Nicoli Volkoff & Mongolian Hercules dq
Oscar Verdu beat Frank Hickey
Ray Stern beat Dan Miller
Chief White Owl drew Angleo Poffo

12/29/62 Detroit, MI @ Cobo Arena
US Champion Lord Athol Layton beat Dick The Bruiser dq when Bruiser knocked out the referee
Lou Thesz beat Steve Stanlee (sub Mark Lewin)
Czaja Nandor beat Angelo Poffo
Bearcat Wright beat Taro Sakuro
Sweet Daddy Siki beat Great Kudo
Ray Stern beat Nicoli Volkoff
The Mongol beat Tim Geohagen
Sam Steamboat beat Don Jardine
Rudy Kay beat Pierre LaBelle
Att: 15,267

Credit to the usual suspects. Don Luce. Tim Hornbaker. Rich Tate. Rich Tito. Jerry Wiseman. George Lentz. Jim Mandl. Mark Bujan. Tim Tassler. Mike Rodgers.

Note: Added Denver research from Tim Hornbaker.



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clawmaster wrote:  1962 for Denver hasn't been researched or if it has Tim Hornbaker hasn't put it up on his site yet. One of these days I'll find out which story is true.

Tim just updated his site with listings from Denver for 1962 and 1963. Bruiser 1962 Denver listings coming tomorrow. Thanks again Tim.



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clawmaster wrote: clawmaster wrote:  1962 for Denver hasn't been researched or if it has Tim Hornbaker hasn't put it up on his site yet. One of these days I'll find out which story is true.

Tim just updated his site with listings from Denver for 1962 and 1963. Bruiser 1962 Denver listings coming tomorrow.

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A few notes on 1963. I have included the St. Louis TV show Wrestling at the Chase results because they came from Larry Matysik's own files. As Larry notes in his book, "the dates for WatC are the air dates, as the programs were taped usually one or two weeks earlier." Air Dates. I generally don't include air dates for TV shows in ring records but including them here explains better the impact Bruiser had on St. Louis.

There are also a few Indianapolis TV results floating around from January of 1963 but I chose not to include them. I have those results in my files on my computer. However they look a little fishy to me. Bruiser probably did wrestle a few times on Indianapolis TV during January of 1963. I'm not including them for the reason listed above.

You will also see two different promotions called the AWA. Most people are familiar with Verne Gagne's AWA, the American Wrestling Association. Some people are familiar with Jim Barnett & Johnny Doyle's AWA, the American Wrestling Alliance.

1/1/63 Indianapolis, IN @ State Fair Coliseum
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson beat Kurt Von Brauner & Karl Von Brauner to win AWA Tag Team Title
Dick The Bruiser beat Saul Weingeroff by winning 3 falls in less than 20 minutes
Alberto Torres & Ramon Torres beat Don Jardine & Pierre LaBelle
Dr. Bill Miller drew Joe Blanchard
The Mongol beat Rudy Kay
Mark Lewin beat Nicoli Volkoff

1/4/63 Flint, MI
Bill Miller beat Dick The Bruiser

1/5/63 Columbus, OH
wire mesh around ring
Bill Miller beat Dick The Bruiser
Leon Graham & Frankie Talaber beat Ramon Torres & Alberto Torres
Joe Blanchard beat Emile Dupre
Don Leo Jonathan drew Don Jardine

1/15/63 Denver, CO @ Auditorium Arena
Wilbur Snyder ddq Fritz Von Erich in the 3rd fall
1 Von Erich beat Snyder with an Iron Claw
2 Snyder beat Von Erich with an abdominal stretch
3 Both men were dq'ed
Dick the Bruiser beat Ray “Thunder” Stern on a 3rd fall COR
International Heavyweight Champion Lou Thesz beat Mark Lewin
The Sheik beat Guy Mitchell with an Arabian backbreaker
Bob “Czaya” Nandor drew The Sheik 20:00
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
Att: 3,017 fans, gate: $7,988
benefit known as the “Stock Show”

1/17/63 Indianapolis, IN @ State Fair Coliseum
Bill Miller beat Lou Thesz dq when Lou hit Miller with a chair
Dick The Bruiser & Mark Lewin beat The Sheik & The Mongol (subs for Kurt Von Brauner & Karl Von Brauner)
Pee Wee Lopez & Chico Santana beat Little Boy Blue & Marcel Semard
Joe Blanchard beat Nicoli Volkoff
The Sheik beat Emile Dupre
The Mongol beat Willis Kirby
att: 2,000

1/19/63 St Louis TV from Wrestling at the Chase
Jesse James beat Ray Collins
Buddy Austin draw John Paul Henning
NWA Champion Buddy Rogers beat Buddy Hack
Dick the Bruiser in his debut beat Emile Dupre
Ray Gordon beat The Alaskan dq
Note: The dates for WatC are the air dates, as the programs were taped usually one or two weeks earlier.

1/19/63 Detroit, MI
One wrestling show bred another when Dick the Bruiser failed to reach Detroit because of bad flying weather. His bout with Verne Gagne was rescheduled for monday night (with a new supporting card) and promoter Johnny Doyle said any of the 7,018 spectators may get in free by presenting their ticket stubs.
Verne Gagne beat Mark Lewin
Fritz Von Erich beat Czaja Nandor 2/3
The Sheik no contest Bearcat Wright
Rudy Kay drew Alberto Torres
Ramon Torres beat Pierre LaBelle
Emile Dupre drew Chief Kit Fox
Note: Original Card below

2 Main Events at the Same Time in 2 Adjoining Rings:
Dick The Bruiser (sub Fred Blassie) vs Verne Gagne
Fritz Von Erich vs Czaya 'Bob' Nandor
Ray Stevens vs Mark Lewin
Bearcat Wright vs The Sheik
Alberto Torres vs Karl Von Brauner
Ramon Torres vs Kurt Von Brauner
Kit Fox vs Emile DuPre

1/21/63 Detroit, MI
Verne Gagne drew Dick The Bruiser
Mark Lewin drew Ray Stern
Ray Stevens beat Alberto Torres
Bill Miller beat Ramon Torres
Czaja Nandor beat Pierre LaBelle
Kit Fox beat Rudy Kay
att: 7,000

1/22/63 Kansas City, MO @ Municipal Auditorium
Dr. Big Bill Miller beat Dick the Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
Duke Keomuka & Taro Myaki beat Ray Gordon & Jesse James 2/3
Stan Stasiak (sub Rip Hawk) drew The Mask
Roy Collins beat Guy Taylor

1/27/63 Cincinnati, OH
Bill Miller beat Dick The Bruiser dq

2/1/63 St. Louis, MO @ Kiel Auditorium 
Buddy Rogers beat Edouard Carpentier 2/3 when Carpentier could not continue in the third fall after being caught in Rogers’ figure four grapevine in the second fall.
Since Lou Thesz beat Rogers for the NWA title Jan. 24 in Toronto, but this match had been announced and tickets sold at higher championship prices, the bout went on as scheduled.
Johnny Valentine & John Paul Henning beat Taro Myaki & Duke Keomuka.
1 Keomuka beat Henning
2 Valentine beat Myaki
3 Henning beat Keomuka
Pat O’Connor beat The Alaskan
Dick the Bruiser beat Ray Gordon
Pepper Martin draw Buddy Austin
Ivan Zukoff beat Carlos Rodriguez
att: 8689
Notes: Bruiser's St Louis house show debut. One could make the argument this was a NWA Title defense by Rogers. I don't agree but the argument could be made.

2/2/63 St Louis TV from Wrestling at the Chase
Pepper Martin draw Duke Keomuka
Ray Gordon beat Jesse James
Johnny Valentine beat The Alaskan as Valentine won the only fall achieved in the 30 minute time limit
Dick the Bruiser beat Dennis Hall
Taro Myaki draw Stan Stasiak

2/2/63 Indianapolis, IN @ State Fair Coliseum
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Dr. Bill Miller
Dick The Bruiser beat The Mongol
Argentina Rocca beat Angelo Poffo
Joe Blanchard beat Duke Keomuka
Bob Nandor beat Taro Myaki dq
Ramon Torres drew Angelo Savoldi
Alberto Torres drew Nicoli Volkoff
Att: 3,000

2/8/63 Denver, CO @ Coliseum 
Antonino Rocca beat Dick the Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
1 Bruiser pinned Rocca in 9:30 after a knee drop
2 Rocca beat Bruiser in 9:31
3 Bruiser was dq'ed in 4:13
Wilbur Snyder beat Waldo Von Erich 2/3
Wahoo McDaniel beat Angelo Savoldi in 17:14
Ray Stevens beat Bob “Czaya” Nandor in 20:45
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle
referee: Bob Sauer
Att: 2,059 fans, gate: $4,213

2/9/63 St Louis TV from Wrestling at the Chase
Taro Myaki draw Pepper Martin
Dick the Bruiser beat Rudy Kay Jr.
John Paul Henning beat Ivan Zukoff
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Alberto Torres 2-0
Taro Myaki drew Ray Gordon, a match added when the original lineup fell short of filling the time slot

2/9/63 Detroit, MI
Wilbur Snyder beat Dick The Bruiser
Antonino Rocca & Bearcat Wright beat Ray Stevens & The Sheik
Bob Nandor beat Angelo Savoldi
Chief Kit Fox beat Rudy Kay
Mark Lewin beat Alberto Torres
Joe Blanchard drew Ramon Torres
att: 8,858

2/14/63 Fort Wayne, IN
NWA Champion Lou Thesz drew Dick The Bruiser
Joe Blanchard beat Angelo Savoldi
Argentina Rocca beat The Sheik
Taro Myaki drew Mark Lewin
Nicoli Volkoff The Mongol beat Alberto Torres & Ramon Torres
Att: 3000

2/15/63 St. Louis, MO @ Kiel Auditorium
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Pat O’Connor 
John Paul Henning ddq Dick the Bruiser and broken up by three referees, Bobby Bruns, Bill Longson, Gino Marella and Ray Gordon
The Alaskan draw Gino Marella
Ray Gordon & Pepper Martin beat Ray Collins & Taro Myaki 2/3, 2nd fall by dq
1 Myaki beat Martin.
2 Martin was awarded a fall by dq when he was attacked by Myaki between falls
3 Gordon beat Collins
Karen Kellogg beat Lola Loray
Joe Blanchard beat Ivan Zukoff
att: 11,198, described as a “near sellout” - regular ticket prices were charged since the title change before Feb. 1 did not allow enough time for prices to be dropped to regular levels for that show, thus this gave fans a title match at regular prices

2/16/63 Cincinnati
Bill Miller beat Dick The Bruiser

2/22/63 Louisville, KY
Bill Miller beat Dick The Bruiser

2/23/63 St Louis TV from Wrestling at the Chase
Bob Geigel beat Farmer Marlin
Gino Marella beat Ivan Zukoff
Pat O’Connor beat Pepper Martin 2-0
Dick the Bruiser beat Joe Blanchard
John Paul Henning beat Cry Baby Cannon (billed exactly like this)

2/23/63 Denver, CO @ Coliseum
Bob Ellis beat Dick the Bruiser 2/3 to capture the United States Heavyweight Title
1 Bruiser beat Ellis in 6:25
2 Ellis beat Bruiser in 8:40
3 Ellis beat Bruiser when the referee stopped Dick from continuing in 3:20
Bruiser reportedly had a broken blood vein on his head
Antonino Rocca drew The Sheik
Ricky Romero beat Angelo Savoldi in 18:20
Wahoo McDaniel beat Taro Myaki
promoters: Jim Barnett and Johnny Doyle

3/1/63 St. Louis, MO @ Kiel Auditorium
Special Referee: Bronko Nagurski
Dick the Bruiser beat John Paul Henning
Johnny Valentine & Pat O’Connor beat Killer Kowalski & Rip Hawk.
1 O’Connor beat Hawk
2 Kowalski beat O’Connor
3 Valentine beat Kowalski
Gino Marella beat Stan Stasiak dq
The Alaskan beat Thor Hagen
Tiny Bell & Marcel Semard beat Pee Wee Lopez & Chico Santana 2/3
1 Bell beat Santana.
2 Semard beat Santana.
Taro Myaki beat Pepper Martin
Karen Kellogg beat Jessica Rogers
Ray Gordon beat Cry Baby Cannon
att. 12,695 sellout
Notes: Chico Santana actually was a midget wrestler. Bruiser was an instant success at the box office.

3/2/63 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Mark Lewin
Dick The Bruiser beat Wilbur Snyder
Antonino Rocca beat Bill Miller
Ray Stevens drew Bearcat Wright
Bob Nandor beat Taro Sakura
The Sheik beat Angelo Savoldi
Pee Wee Lopez beat Tiny Bell
Frenchy Semard beat Chico Santana
Kit Fox drew Pepper Martin
Joe Blanchard beat Pierre LaBelle
att: 7,322

3/6/63 Toledo, OH @ Sports Arena
Dr. Big Bill Miller vs Dick the Bruiser
Joe Blanchard vs the Mongol
Czaya ‘Bob’ Nandor vs Howard Martin
Mark Lewin vs Taro Myaki
Chief Kit Fox vs Les Thatcher
Rudy Kay vs Nicoli Volkoff
Russ Denver vs Ray Snyder
Promoter: Walter J. Moore

3/9/63 St Louis TV from Wrestling at the Chase
Joe Blanchard draw Taro Myaki
Dick the Bruiser beat Rico Lopez
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat The Alaskan
John Paul Henning beat Ivan Kravschenkov
Rip Hawk draw Gino Marella

3/9/63 Denver, CO @ Auditorium Arena
Australian Blood Match
Dick the Bruiser beat Bob Ellis in 26:13
Dory Funk Sr. beat Nelson Royal in 16:49
Verne Gagne beat Ricky Romero in 19:01
Fritz Von Erich beat Bearcat Wright on a 3rd fall dq
1 Wright beat Von Erich in 9:49
2 Von Erich beat Wright with aclawhold in 9:40
3 Wright was dq'ed for attacking the referee in 6:31
Att: 2,433 fans, gate: $5,225

3/12/63 Indianapolis, IN @ Tyndall Armory
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Taro Myaki
Dick The Bruiser beat Bearcat Wright dq
Dr. Bill Miller drew Mark Lewin 30:00
The Sheik beat Joe Blanchard
Kit Fox beat Pierre LaBelle

3/15/63 St. Louis, MO @ Kiel Auditorium 
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Dick the Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
Johnny Valentine beat The Alaskan
John Paul Henning drew Gino Marella when Marella injured knee but Henning would not accept win
Pat O’Connor draw Rip Hawk
Ray Gordon & Joe Blanchard beat Taro Myaki & Ray Collins 2/3
1 Myaki beat Gordon
2 Gordon beat Myaki
3 Blanchard beat Collins
Pepper Martin beat Danny Dusek
att: 12,727 sellout
Note: Gino Marella eventually became Gorilla Monsoon.

3/16/63 St Louis TV from Wrestling at the Chase
Joe Blanchard beat Corsica Joe
Dick the Bruiser beat Bill Garrett
Johnny Valentine & Rudy Kay beat Fritz Von Erich & Bulldog Danny Plechas on a 3rd fall COR
1 Von Erich beat Kay
2 Valentine beat Plechas
3 Valentine beat Plechas, who was counted out outside the ring while Von Erich caught Kay with the Iron Claw.
Valentine then attacked Von Erich and a brawl between them ensued.
Young Szabo draw Taro Myaki

3/19/63 Indianapolis, IN @ Tyndall Armory
Bearcat Wright beat Dick The Bruiser COR
The Sheik beat Kit Fox
Taro Myaki beat Dennis Hall
Mark Lewin beat Rudy Kay
Nicoli Volkoff drew Joe Blanchard
Dr. Bill Miller drew The Mongol 20:00

3/23/63 St Louis TV from Wrestling at the Chase
Gino Marella beat Al Gomez
Fritz Von Erich beat Joe Blanchard
Dick the Bruiser beat Young Szabo
Johnny Valentine beat Danny Plechas
Rudy Kay beat Corsica Joe dq

3/23/63 Detroit, MI @ Cobo Arena
Dick The Bruiser beat Bob Nandor
Antonino Rocca beat The Sheik
Bearcat Wright beat Taro Myaki
Dick Steinborn beat Nicoli Volkoff
Hans Schmidt beat Angelo Savoldi
Ivan Kalmikoff beat Larry Hennig
Bill Miller beat Chief Kit Fox
John Paul Henning beat Joe Blanchard
Mark Lewin beat Karol Kalmikoff
Jim Hady drew The Mongol
Att: 4,789

3/28/63 Fort Wayne, IN
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Dick The Bruiser
Argentina Rocca beat Bill Miller
Bob Czaya Nandor & Mark Lewin beat The Mongol & Nicoli Volkoff
The Sheik beat Joe Blanchard
Chief Kit Fox drew Angelo Savoldi
Att: 3,129

3/30/63 Cincinnati, OH
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Dick The Bruiser

4/3/63 Denver, CO @ Coliseum
Fritz Von Erich beat Bearcat Wright on a 3rd fall COR
1 Wright beat Von Erich
2 Von Erich beat Wright 
3 Wright was counted out of the ring
Dick the Bruiser vs Antonino Rocca, no result listed
Verne Gagne beat The Sheik
Bill Miller drew Wilbur Snyder
Danny Loos beat Angelo Savoldi  
Att: 2,515 fans, gate: $6,415

Between April and July 1963, Johnny Doyle and Jim Barnett sold their interest in Denver to Dory Funk Sr. More talent came into the territory from the West Texas circuit. Dory Funk Jr. later explained it by saying: “There was a time that my father/The Amarillo Territory bought Denver from Doyle and Barnett and the surrounding towns. Later he sold Denver itself to Verne, however in the contract he did not sell the surrounding towns.”

4/5/63 St. Louis, MO @ Kiel Auditorium
Dick the Bruiser beat Rip Hawk
Johnny Valentine beat Fritz Von Erich 
Von Erich had won with the Iron Claw, but when he did not break after the bell, the decision was reversed by referee Charlie Venator
Joe Blanchard & John Paul Henning beat The Alaskan & Rock Hunter
1 Henning beat Hunter
2 Hunter beat Blanchard
3 Blanchard beat Alaskan
Pepper Martin beat Taro Myaki
Timothy Geohagen drew Mike Paidousis
Ray Gordon beat Eric Pomeroy
att: 8062

4/9/63 Indianapolis, IN @ Tyndall Armory
Dick The Bruiser beat Bearcat Wright COR
Dr. Bill Miller & The Sheik beat Mark Lewin & Kit Fox
Hans Schmidt beat Rudy Kay
Taro Myaki beat Johnny King

4/13/63 Detroit, MI @ Cobo Arena
Antonino Rocca beat Dick The Bruiser dq
The Sheik beat Jim Hady
Hans Schmidt beat Mark Lewin (sub Wilbur Snyder)
Bill Miller beat Joe Blanchard (sub Mark Lewin)
Bob Nandor beat Taro Myaki
Chief Kit Fox beat Manny King
Skyscraper Evans beat Angelo Savoldi
att: 8,324

4/16/63 Indianapolis, IN @ Tyndall Armory
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Dick The Bruiser COR
Dr. Bill Miller & The Sheik drew Mark Lewin & Joe Blanchard 45:00
Hans Schmidt beat Dennis Hall
Moose Evans beat Pierre LaBelle
Saul Von Brauner beat Johnny King
Annette Palmer beat Kay Noble

4/18/63 Flint, MI
NWA Champion Lou Thesz drew Dick The Bruiser

4/19/63 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
Crusher Lisowski beat Jack Pesek
Antonino Rocca beat Dick The Bruiser COR
NWA Champion Lou Thesz vs Bearcat Wright
Jack Wilson beat Angelo Savoldi
Angelo Poffo drew Bob Nandor
June Byers beat Kay Noble

4/20/63 St Louis TV from Wrestling at the Chase
Stan Stasiak beat Don Slatton
Dick the Bruiser beat Sam Steamboat, who was Lou Thesz protégé. Thesz came to the ring and kept Bruiser from attacking Steamboat after the match.
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Ray Gordon
Rock Hunter beat Herb Larson
The Alaskan beat Tony Nero

4/20/63 Cincinnati, OH
Dick The Bruiser & Bill Miller beat Lou Thesz and Joe Blanchard

4/23/63 Bar partly owned by Alex Karras in Detroit, MI
Bruiser and Karras get in to a fight. Bruiser is arrested for Assault and Battery. Bruiser walked into court on May 13, 1963 and gave $400 to the Detroit police pension fund. The charges of assualt and battery were then dismissed by the judge. Bruiser eventually got his money back on June 26, 1963 from the Detroit police citing Bruiser's donation was "blood money."

4/26/63 St. Louis, MO @ Kiel Auditorium 
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Dick the Bruiser 2/3 when the third fall was stopped because Bruiser was bleeding so badly.
Bruiser went berserk at the decision, this requiring Bobby Bruns, Bill Longson, Rock Hunter, Bill Dromo, Lorenzo Parente and Ray Gordon to restrain him.
John Paul Henning & Johnny Valentine beat Stan Stasiak & Fritz Von Erich
1 Valentine beat Von Erich
2 Von Erich beat Valentine
3 Henning beat Stasiak
Rip Hawk draw Joe Blanchard
Rock Hunter beat Pepper Martin
Taro Myaki beat Farmer Marlin
Ray Gordon beat The Alaskan dq
Lorenzo Parente beat Bill Dromo
att: 10,651

4/27/63 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Big Bill Miller
Dick the Bruiser beat Alex Karras in 11:21
Ray Stevens beat Mark Lewin
Fritz Von Erich beat Skyscraper Evans
Antonino Rocca beat Bob Stanlee
Hans Schmidt beat Emile Dupre
Jim Hady beat Steve Stanlee
Joe Blanchard drew Bob Nandor
The Sheik beat Chief Kit Fox
Angelo Savoldi beat Johnny King
Att: 6,500

4/30/63 Kansas City, MO @ Municipal Auditorium
Fritz Von Erich beat The Sheik (sub Bearcat Wright) on a 3rd fall dq
Dick the Bruiser beat Joe Blanchard 2/3
The Sheik beat Mark Lewin
Hans Schmidt beat Emile Dupre
Bill Miller beat Pepper Martin 
Taro Myaki beat Farmer Don Marlin
promoter: Paul “Pinkie” George
Att: 4,000
Notes: Bruiser was billed as being from Reno, Nevada and Blanchard from Parsons, Kansas. Pepper Martin was from Indianapolis and Farmer Marlin from Pine Bluff, Arkansas

5/3/63 Louisville, KY
Dick The Bruiser beat Bill Miller

5/5/63 Detroit, MI
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Dick The Bruiser
Note: This might be from the 5/12/63 card.

5/7/63 Indianapolis, IN @ Tyndall Armory
Dick The Bruiser beat Ray Stevens to win US Title
Dr. Bill Miller & The Sheik beat Steve Stanlee & Bob Stanlee
Hans Schmidt beat Joe Blanchard
Taro Myaki drew Emile Dupre
Moose Evans beat Pierre LaBelle
Note: Stevens won a tournament for the US Title on 4/23 in Indianapolis.

5/10/63 St. Louis, MO @ Kiel Auditorium 
Johnny Valentine & John Paul Henning beat Fritz Von Erich & Dick the Bruiser
1 Bruiser beat Henning
2 Valentine won by dq
3 Henning beat Bruiser after Von Erich mistakenly hit Bruiser with a drop kick.
Von Erich and Bruiser then got into a battle.
Big Bill Miller beat Joe Blanchard
Jackie Fargo beat Lorenzo Parente
Rip Hawk beat Timothy Geohagen
Ray Gordon drew Stan Stasiak
Bill Dromo beat Farmer Marlin
Pepper Martin beat Ray Collins
att: 5,619

5/11/63 Milwaukee, WI @ Auditorium
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Dick The Bruiser
Antonino Rocca drew Hans Schmidt
Crusher Lisowski beat Chief Kit Fox
Mark Lewin vs The Sheik
Angelo Poffo drew Jack Wilson
Bob Nandor beat Angelo Savoldi

5/12/63 Detroit, MI @ Olympia Stadium
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Dick the Bruiser
Antonino Rocca & Bob Nandor beat Steve Stanlee & Bob Stanlee
Bearcat Wright vs Fritz Von Erich
Kit Fox vs Hans Schmidt
Emile Dupre vs Pierre LeBelle

5/15/63 Indianapolis, IN @ Tyndall Armory
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Dick The Bruiser dq
Dr. Bill Miller & The Sheik beat Steve Stanlee & Bob Stanlee
Hans Schmidt beat Emile Dupre
Joe Blanchard beat Taro Myaki
Moose Evans beat Pierre LaBelle

5/17/63 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
World Title Claimant Tarzan Tyler no contest Dick the Bruiser
Ray Gunkel beat Danny Plechas
Scufflin’ Hillbillies beat Lenny Montana & Charlie Keene
Derrell Cochran beat Tito Kopa
Silento Rodriguez vs Chief Little Eagle
Bill Dromo beat George Bell

5/18/63 Detroit, MI
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Dick The Bruiser 2/3
this match replaced Lou Thesz vs Hans Schmidt when the Michigan wrestling/boxing commission lifted Dick the Bruiser's indefinite suspension for his inciting a brawl prior to his match with Alex Karras on April 27th.
Fritz Von Erich beat Bearcat Wright 2-0
Czaja Nandor (sub Jim Hady) & Antonino Rocca beat Gene Stanlee & Steve Stanlee 2/3
Masked Terror beat Joe Blanchard (sub Nandor)
Hans Schmidt (sub Angelo Savoldi) beat Chief Kit Fox
Emile Dupre beat Pierre LaSalle
att: 6,368

5/21/63 Indianapolis, IN @ Tyndall Armory
Hurricane tag match (all four wrestlers in the ring at the same time)
Dr. Bill Miller & The Sheik beat Dick The Bruiser & Hans Schmidt
Bob Nandor beat Steve Stanlee
Bob Stanlee beat Johnny King
Joe Blanchard beat Tony Angelo
Kit Fox beat Pierre LaBelle

5/25/63 St Louis TV from Wrestling at the Chase
Taro Myaki drew Lorenzo Parente
Pepper Martin beat Ray Collins dq
Dick the Bruiser beat Steve Bolus
John Paul Henning beat Dennis Hall
Stan Stasiak beat Steve Kovacs

5/29/63 Indianspolis, IN @ Tyndall Armory
Bob Ellis (sub Ray Stevens) beat Dick The Bruiser to win US Title
Dr. Bill Miller & The Sheik beat Joe Blanchard & Jack Allen
Moose Evans beat Tony Angelo
Steve Stanlee beat Johnny King
Ethel Johnson beat Lola LaRay

6/4/63 Indianapolis, IN @ Tyndall Armory
US Champion Bob Ellis beat Dick The Bruiser
The Sheik drew Jack Allen
Dr. Bill Miller beat Moose Evans
Johnny King beat Dennis Hall
Steve Stanlee & Bob Stanlee beat Joe Blanchard & Kit Fox

6/7/63 Atlanta, GA @ Ponce DeLeon Park
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Tarzan Tyler (sub Dick The Bruiser)
Tarzan Tyler beat Dick Steinborn
Ray Gunkel beat Corsica Joe
Dolly Darcel beat Baby Cheryl
Derrell Cochran & Chief Little Eagle beat Lenny Montana & Tito Kopa
Betty Ann Spencer beat Sweet Georgia Brown
Scufflin’ Hillbillies beat George Bell & Bulldog Lawley
Bill Dromo beat George Harris
Silento Rodriguez beat Chris Averoff

6/11/63 Indianapolis, IN @ Tyndall Armory
Dick The Bruiser beat Bob Ellis to win US Title
Dr. Bill Miller beat Moose Evans
Pee Wee Lopez & Chico Santana beat Marcel Semard & Little Boy Blue
Sailor Art Thomas beat Saul Von Brauner
Masked Terror beat Les Thatcher
Jack Allen beat Johnny King

6/15/63 St. Louis, MO @ Kiel Auditorium 
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Big Bill Miller  2/3
Dick the Bruiser ddq Fritz Von Erich
John Paul Henning & Cowboy Bob Ellis beat Rip Hawk & Rock Hunter 2/3, 1st fall by dq
1 Henning won by dq
2 Hunter beat Henning
3 Henning beat Hawk
Jackie Fargo beat Pepper Martin
Jessica Rogers beat Mars Monroe
Joe Blanchard drew Stan Stasiak
Taro Myaki beat Timothy Geohagen
att: 12,293 sellout

6/18/63 Indianapolis, IN @ Tyndall Armory
US Champion Dick The Bruiser beat The Sheik on a 3rd fall dq when Bill Miller interfered
Joe Blanchard & Jack Allen beat Steve Stanlee & Bob Stanlee
Masked Terror beat Moose Evans
Dr. Bill Miller beat Don Jardine
Guy Mitchell beat Johnny King
Hurricane Tag Team Match (all four wrestlers in the ring at the same time)
Marcel Semard & Little Boy Blue beat Pee Wee Lopez & Chico Santana

6/25/63 Indianapolis, IN @ Tyndall Armory
US Champion Dick The Bruiser beat Dr. Bill Miller by reverse decision
Masked Terror beat Joe Blanchard
Angelo Poffo beat Guy Mitchell
Jack Allen drew Bob Stanlee
Marcel Semard & Mary Reynolds beat Pee Wee Lopez & Mary Hillis

6/29/63 Detroit, MI @ Cobo Arena
Dick The Bruiser & Lord Athol Layton beat Masked Terror & Fritz Von Erich
Bob Nandor drew Waldo Von Erich
Hideki Tanaka (sub Moose Evans) beat Guy Mitchell
Jack Allen drew Angelo Poffo
Steve Zold beat Dennis Hall (sub Bobby Whitlow)
Dave Luttrall beat Roger Kirby
Little Boy Blue & Frenchy Semard beat Pee Wee Lopez & Chico Santana

7/3/63 Flat Rock, MI @ Speedway
US Champion Dick The Bruiser beat The Sheik 2/3
Masked Terror beat Czaya Nandor
Hideki Tanaka beat Guy Mitchell
Tony Angelo drew Jack Evans
Dr Bill Miller drew Joe Blanchard
att: 1,200

7/9/63 Minneapolis, MN
The Crusher beat Verne Gagne to win AWA Title with help from Dick the Bruiser
AWA Tag Team Champions Ivan Kalmikoff & Karol Kalmikoff beat Tiny Mills & Stan Kowalski
Dick the Bruiser beat Doug Gilbert 16:47
Don McClarty beat Maurice Mad Dog Vachon 9:58 
Eddie Sharkey beat Joe Tomasso 10:23
Att: 8,065

7/16/63 Indianapolis, IN @ Tyndall Armory
US Champion Dick The Bruiser ddq Masked Terror
Bob Clark & Don Jewel beat Steve Stanlee & Bob Stanlee
Hideki Tanaka beat Jack Allen
Doug Gilbert beat Johnny King
Joe Blanchard dcor Angelo Poffo

7/20/63 Detroit, MI @ Cobo Arena
German Death Match
Lord Athol Layton beat Fritz Von Erich
Dick The Bruiser drew Masked Terror
Karl Gotch beat Billy Red Lyons
The Sheik beat Waldo Von Erich
Hideki Tanaka beat Frankie Talaber
Jim Hady beat Jack Allen
Doug Gilbert beat Angelo Poffo
att: 10,037

7/12/63 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
Dick the Bruiser beat Derrell Cochran
Chief Little Eagle beat Tarzan Tyler dq
Bill Dromo & the Proud Rebel beat Jack Bence & Corsica Joe
Tim Geohagen beat Rip Tyler

7/26/63 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Dick the Bruiser
Kurt Von Brauner & Karl Von Brauner beat Tex Riley & the Proud Rebel
Derrell Cochran beat Carlos Mendoza
Tim Geohagen beat Rube Wright
Bill Dromo beat Rip Tyler

7/27/63 Oak Park
Dick The Bruiser beat Bill Miller

7/30/63 Indianapolis, IN @ Tyndall Armory
Masked Terror & Tony Angelo beat Dick The Bruiser & The Sheik COR
Hideki Tanaka beat Gerd Topsick
Doug Gilbert beat Angelo Poffo
Margie Garcia & Darling Dagmar drew Fran Gravette & Baby Cheryl 30:00

8/2/63 Elnora, IN @ Daviess County Fair
Dick The Bruiser vs Joe Blanchard
Women's tag bout featuring Little Darling Dagmar
Bill Miller vs Doug Gilbert

8/3/63 Minneapolis, MN
Haystack Calhoun won a 15 man battle royal
Order of elimination from first to last
Gary Kevins, Stan Kowalski, Paul Christy, Larry Hennig, Don McClarty, Iron Mike DiBiase, Bill Wright, Bill Green, Pat O'Connor, Butch Levy, Bruiser and Karol Kalmikoff (together), Ivan Kalmikoff and last man The Crusher.
Haystack Calhoun beat Red Grupe in 4:15
Dick The Bruiser beat Jack Thornton in 7:02
Don McClarty beat Stan Kowalski
Larry Hennig beat Gary Kevins in 10:15
Eddie Sharkey beat Bill Green in 9:59
Att: 7,386

8/5/63 Valparaiso, IN @ Porter County Fair
Dick The Bruiser vs The Sheik
Joe Blanchard vs Doug Gilbert
Fran Gravette & Baby Cheryl vs Margaret Garcia & Little Darling Dagmar

8/6/63 Indianapolis, IN @ Tyndall Armory
Lumberjack match
Dick The Bruiser & The Sheik beat Masked Terror & Tony Angelo
Doug Gilbert beat Bob Stanlee
Joe Blanchard beat Steve Stanlee
Johnny King beat Gerd Topsick
Margie Garcia & Darling Dagmar beat Fran Gravette & Baby Cheryl

8/10/63 Detroit, MI @ Cobo Arena
Lord Athol Layton beat Hideki Tanaka
Dick The Bruiser & Doug Gilbert beat Masked Terror & Tony Angelo
Fritz Von Erich no contest The Sheik
Bill Miller beat Joe Blanchard
Killer Kowalski drew Ilio DiPaolo
Jim Hady drew Czaja Bob Nandor
Att: 8,524

8/12/63 Dearborn, MI
Dick The Bruiser vs Bill Miller

8/15/63 Connerville, IN @ Fayette County Fair
Featuring Dick The Bruiser, The Sheik; Dr. Big Bill Miller, Doug Gilbert and midget girls tag team match

8/20/63 Minneapolis, MN
Dick The Bruiser & The Crusher beat Ivan Kalmikoff & Karol Kalmikoff to win AWA tag title
Haystack Calhoun beat Mike DiBiase in 9:45
Don McClarty beat Tiny Mills in 13:45
Larry Hennig beat Jack Allen in 10:03
Paul Christy beat Bill Wright in 6:45
Att: 5,408

8/23/63 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Dick the Bruiser
World Tag Team Champions Kurt Von Brauner & Karl Von Brauner beat Joe Scarpa & Derrell Cochran
Tarzan Tyler beat Tim Geohagen
Matt Jewell beat Bulldog Clark
Lenny Montana beat Bill Dromo

8/27/63 Indianapolis, IN @ Tyndall Armory
Dick The Bruiser beat Masked Terror dq on a reverse decision when manager Tony Angelo, who was handcuffed to Sheik, tripped Bruiser to cause him to be pinned. The ref was alerted and changed his verdict
Mitsu Arakawa beat Jack Allen
Doug Gilbert beat Bob Stanlee
Angelo Poffo beat Steve Stanlee
Marcel Semard & Bernard Semard beat Pee Wee Lopez & Chico Santana 2/3

8/31/63 Detroit, MI @ Cobo Arena
Dick The Bruiser & Lord Layton beat Fritz Von Erich & Masked Terror
Wilbur Snyder beat Big Bill Miller
Karl Gotch beat Professor Myaki
Doug Gilbert drew Jim Hady
Dr. Jerry Graham beat Frankie Talaber
Bob Nandor beat Tony Angelo
Chuck Bruce beat Bob Stanlee
Steve Stanlee beat Frank Brown
att: 6,987

9/3/63 Flint MI @ I.M.A. Auditorium
Dick The Bruiser & Wilbur Snyder beat Tony Angelo & Masked Terror
Steve Zold drew Mitsu Arakawa
Dr. Jerry Graham beat Bob Nandor
Great Mephisto beat Steve Stanlee
Att: 1673

9/3/63 Indianapolis, IN @ Tyndall Armory
Masked Terror & Tony Angelo beat Dick The Bruiser & Doug Gilbert
Wilbur Snyder beat Mitsu Arakawa
Angelo Poffo beat Bob Stanlee
Jack Allen beat Steve Stanlee
Note: Two cards held on the same date. Hmmm.

9/5/63 Kansas City, KS @ Memorial Hall
Dick The Bruiser dcor Bob Geigel in 3rd fall
Mongolian Stomper beat Jose Azteca & Harley Race as Danny Race by pinning both men
Rock Hunter beat Joe Millich (sub Les Thatcher)
Enrique Torres beat Larry Williams
Bulldog Danny Plechas beat Jim Grabmire

9/7/63 Minneapolis, MN @ Auditorium
AWA Tag Team Champions Dick The Bruiser & Crusher no contest Ivan Kalmikoff & Karol Kalmikoff
Larry Hennig drew Don McClarty 30:00
Paul Christy beat Bill Wright in 18:00
Stan Kowalski beat Eddie Sharkey
Att: 5,006

9/10/63 Indianapolis, IN @ Tyndall Armory
Masked Terror & Tony Angelo beat Dick The Bruiser & Doug Gilbert after Bruiser & Gilbert began fighting with each other
Wilbur Snyder beat Dr. Bill Miller
AWA "Indiana" Champion Karl Gotch beat Joe Blanchard
Bob Nandor beat Bozo Brown
Bob Bruce beat Jack Allen

9/19/63 Canyon, TX @ West Texas State Fieldhouse
The Sheik beat Luis Martinez with the camel clutch in 12:08 1-0 utc
Dory Funk Jr beat Sputnik Monroe 2/3
Dick The Bruiser beat Dick Steinborn 2/3
Dale Lewis & Ricky Romero beat Tokyo Tom & Rasputin when Lewis pinned Rasputin in 15:45

9/21/63 Minneapolis, MN
Dick the Bruiser beat AWA Champion Verne Gagne dq
Don McClarty beat Larry Hennig
Rene Goulet beat Marquis de Paree
Paul Christy & Eddie Sharkey beat Bill Wright & George Catalina Drake
Att. 4,501

9/22/63 Detroit MI @ Cobo Arena
US Champion Fritz von Erich drew Masked Terror
Dick the Bruiser beat Lord Layton
Wilbur Snyder & Doug Gilbert beat Ivan Kalmikoff & Karol Kalmikoff
Karl Gotch beat Jim Hady
Jerry Graham beat Bill Dromo
Bob Nandor beat Ox Anderson
Emile Dupre beat Ciclon Negro dq
Tony Angelo beat Firpo Zbyszko

9/24/63 Indianapolis, IN @ Tyndall Armory
US Champion Dick The Bruiser dcor Dory Funk Jr
Wilbur Snyder beat Masked Terror
AWA "Indiana" Champion Karl Gotch beat Bill Dromo
AWA "Indiana" Tag Team Champions Ivan Kalmikoff & Karol Kalmikoff beat Jack Allen & Doug Gilbert
Handicap Match
Tony Angelo beat Bob Bruce when he failed to pin Angelo within 5 minutes
Ciclon Negro beat Emile Dupre

9/28/63 Detroit, MI
Dick The Bruiser beat Lord Athol Layton
Masked Terror beat Fritz Von Erich COR
Doug Gilbert & Wilbur Snyder beat Ivan Kalmikoff & Karol Kalmikoff
Karl Gotch beat Jim Hady
Dr. Jerry Graham beat Bill Dromo
Czaja Nandor beat Ox Anderson
Ciclon Negro beat Emile Dupre

10/2/63 Wallaceburg, Ontario, Canada @ Memorial Arena
Dick The Bruiser vs Lord Layton

10/5/63 St Louis TV from Wrestling at the Chase
Joe Blanchard beat Johnny King
John Paul Henning beat Tony Angelo
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Bobby Graham
Dick the Bruiser beat Maurice LaPointe
Reggie Parks beat Frank Altman
John Paul Henning beat Danny Dusek

10/5/63 St. Paul, MN
AWA Tag Team Champions Dick The Bruiser & The Crusher beat Ivan Kalmikoff & Karol Kalmikoff
Bob Geigel beat Moose Evans dq
Don McClarty beat Larry Hennig
Rene Goulet beat George Catalina Drake
Paul Christy beat Marquis de Paree
Att: 6,661

10/12/63 St Louis TV from Wrestling at the Chase
Reggie Parks beat Miguel Perez
Dick the Bruiser beat Jack Wilson
Maurice LaPointe drew Joe Blanchard  
Wilbur Snyder beat Al Gomez
Karl Gotch beat Rocky Montero

10/15/63 Minneapolis, MN
Mitsu Arakawa beat Crusher dq
Dick The Bruiser beat Stan Kowalski
Moose Evans beat Tom Bradley
Rene Goulet beat Don McClarty
Paul Christy & Eddie Sharkey beat Marquis DeParee & John Ramirez
Att: 4,002

10/19/63 St Louis TV from Wrestling at the Chase
Bulldog Brower beat Guy Mitchell
Reggie Parks beat Don Rice
Wilbur Snyder & Emile Dupre drew Ciclon Negro & Dick the Bruiser
1 Snyder beat Negro
2 Bruiser beat Dupre
3 The 30 minute limit before either team could score the deciding fall
Karl Gotch drew Pat O’Connor

10/25/63 St. Louis, MO @ Kiel Auditorium 
Cowboy Bob Ellis beat Dick the Bruiser dq
Fritz Von Erich & Rip Hawk beat Ronnie Etchison & John Paul Henning 2/3
1 Von Erich beat Henning
2 Henning beat Von Erich
3 Hawk beat Etchison
Karl Gotch beat Danny Plechas
Jessica Rogers & Mars Monroe beat Ann Regan & Jean Antone 2-0
1 Monroe beat Antone
2 Rogers beat Regan
Bulldog Brower beat Joe Blanchard
Sam Thomas beat Jim Baker
Joe Tangaro drew Angelo Poffo
Emile Dupre beat Frank Altman
att: 7608

10/26/63 St Louis TV from Wrestling at the Chase 
Joe Tangaro beat Hans Grabmire
Reggie Parks drew Joe Blanchard
Dick the Bruiser beat Johnny Kace when Kace could not answer bell for second fall
Ronnie Etchison beat Dannt Plechas 2/3
Jack Allen beat Mark Starr
Note From Larry Matysik: George Abel named regular play-by-play announcer

10/28/63 Denver, CO @ Auditorium Arena
AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Dick the Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
1 Bruiser beat Gagne
2 Gagne beat Bruiser
3 Bruiser was dq'ed
Dory Funk Jr beat Sputnik Monroe 2/3
Dory Funk Jr & Dory Funk Sr beat Bill Fletcher & The Sheik dq
Alex Perez drew Rocky Smith 15:00
Att: 2,480 fans

11/2/63 St Louis TV from Wrestling at the Chase
Guy Mitchell beat Hans Grabmire
John Paul Henning beat Johnny Kace
Wilbur Snyder drew Dick the Bruiser
1 Bruiser was counted out of the ring
2 Bruiser beat Snyder
3 The 30 minute time limit before either man could score the deciding fall
Joe Tangaro beat Johnny Ramirez
Emile Dupre drew Mark Starr

11/5/63 Indianapolis, IN @ Tyndall Armory
Dick the Bruiser & Wilbur Snyder beat Ivan Kalmikoff & Nikita Kalmikoff to win AWA "Indiana" Tag Team Title
Masked Terror & Ciclon Negro & Tony Angelo beat Emile Dupre & Guy Mitchell & Doug Gilbert
Mr. Kleen beat Ken Yates
Pee Wee Lopez drew Marcel Semard

11/7/63 Kansas City, KS @ Memorial Hall
Dick the Bruiser beat Enrique Torres 2/3
Bob Geigel & Larry Hamilton beat Mongolian Stomper & Moose Cholak 2-0, 1st fall by dq
Rock Hunter beat Jack Allen
Bulldog Danny Plechas beat Tony Manousos
referee Richard Moody

11/8/63 St. Louis, MO @ Kiel Auditorium
Handicap match 
Fritz Von Erich & Cowboy Bob Ellis beat Dick the Bruiser
A coin toss determined who met Bruiser first
1 Bruiser beat Ellis
2 Von Erich beat Bruiser
Wilbur Snyder & John Paul Henning beat Rip Hawk & Bulldog Brower
1 Hawk beat Henning
2 Henning beat Hawk
3 Snyder beat Brower
Karl Gotch beat The Alaskan dq
Angelo Poffo drew Ronnie Etchison
Joe Tangaro beat Dan Plechas
Emile Dupre beat Johnny Kace
att: 8272

11/9/63 Columbus, OH
Karl Gotch beat Bill Miller COR
Dick The Bruiser beat Guy Mitchell
Leon Graham beat Bruce Afflis
Bobby Clark beat John Galloway
Brenda Scott & Toni Rose beat Judy Grable & Kay Noble

11/12/63 Indianapolis, IN @ Tyndall Armory
AWA "Indiana" Tag Team Champions Dick the Bruiser & Wilbur Snyder beat Ivan Kalmikoff & Nikita Kalmikoff
Masked Terror & Ciclon Negro beat Doug Gilbert & Emile Dupre
Guy Mitchell beat Kenny Yates
Brenda Scott beat Judy Grable
Mr. Kleen beat Masked Terror & Ciclon Negro (sub Tony Angelo) via walkaway COR in 7:00

11/15/63 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
Dick the Bruiser no contest Mighty Hercules
Ray Gordon drew the Outlaw
Derrell Cochran beat Lenny Montana
Tim Geohagen beat Ivan Zukoff
Gene Anderson beat Tito Kopa

11/18/63 Denver, CO @ Auditorium Arena 
Dick the Bruiser & Sputnik Monroe vs Dory Funk Jr & Verne Gagne
Ricky Romero vs The Sheik
Alex Perez vs Tokyo Tom
Bill Fletcher vs Rocky Smith

11/22/63 St. Louis, MO @ Kiel Auditorium 
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Fritz Von Erich from a 3rd fall dq
Wilbur Snyder & Cowboy Bob Ellis & John Paul Henning beat Big Bill Miller & Rip Hawk & Dick the Bruiser 2-0, 1st fall by dq
1 Snyder won by dq
2 Snyder beat Miller
Bulldog Brower drew Reggie Parks
Ronnie Etchison beat Swede Hanson
Taro Myaki beat Emile Dupre
Joe Tangaro beat Johnny Kace
att: 7175
Note: The Day JFK Was Killed

11/28/63 Indianapolis, IN @ Tyndall Armory
AWA "Indiana" Tag Team Champions Dick the Bruiser & Wilbur Snyder drew Masked Terror & Ciclon Negro 60:00
European Rules
AWA "Indiana" Champion Karl Gotch beat Czaya Bob Nandor
Emile Dupre & Guy Mitchell & Doug Gilbert beat Saul Von Brauner & Nikita Kalmikoff & Tony Angelo
Big Bill Miller beat Bob Bruce
Guy Mitchell beat Saul Von Brauner dq

12/3/63 Indianapolis, IN @ Tyndall Armory
Ciclon Negro & Masked Terror beat Dick the Bruiser & Wilbur Snyder to win AWA "Indiana" Tag Team Title
Mr. Kleen beat Tony Angelo
Doug Gilbert beat Saul Von Brauner
Emile Dupre drew Czaya Bob Nandor
Guy Mitchell beat Paul Richards

12/3/63 St. Louis, MO @ Kiel Auditorium 
Dick the Bruiser beat Wilbur Snyder
Cowboy Bob Ellis & John Paul Henning beat Rip Hawk & Big Bill Miller 2-0, 1st fall by dq
1 Henning won by dq
2 Ellis beat Hawk
Fritz Von Erich beat Ronnie Etchison
Angelo Poffo draw Reggie Parks
Lorenzo Parente beat Rocky Montero dq
Ray Gordon beat Ciclon Negro
att: 4821
Note: Once again conflicting dates.

12/5/63 Kansas City, KS @ Memorial Hall
Dick the Bruiser ddq Mongolian Stomper in 3rd fall
Ronnie Etchison beat Rock Hunter dq
Pat O’Connor & Enrique Torres beat Mike Sharpe & Bulldog Danny Plechas
Darling Dagmar beat Diamond Lil
Larry Hamilton beat Johnny Kace
referees Les Thatcher and Joe Tangaro

12/7/63 St Louis TV from Wrestling at the Chase
Ciclon Negro beat Doug Lindsey
Wilbur Snyder beat Paul Richard
Karl Gotch beat Jack Wilson when Wilson could not answer the bell for the second fall after losing the first
Dick the Bruiser beat Alex Perez
Ray Gordon drew Rocky Montero

12/7/63 San Francisco, CA @ Cow Palace
Pat O'Connor beat US Champion Ray Stevens 1-0 60:00
1 O’Connor pinned Stevens in 40:20
2 The 60 minute time limit expired before either man could score another fall
World Tag Team Champions Pepper Gomez & Jose Lothario beat Mitsu Arakawa & Kinji Shibuya when Gomez beat Arakawa in the 3rd fall
Dick the Bruiser beat Red Bastien when the referee stopped the match because Bastien had taken too much punishment
Dick Steinborn beat Great Pampero
Edouard Carpentier beat The Spoiler
Jack Dalton & Jim Dalton beat Andre Drapp & Joe Scarpello
Att: 7,825, Gate: $20,706

12/10/63 Indianapolis, IN @ Tyndall Armory
Dick The Bruiser & Wilbur Snyder beat Masked Terror & Ciclon Negro to regain AWA "Indiana" Tag Team Title
Bob Nandor beat Steve Zold
Bob Bruce beat Guy Mitchell
Mr. Kleen beat Jack Wilson
Emile Dupre beat Paul Richards

12/14/63 St Louis TV from Wrestling at the Chase
Doug Lindsey beat Paul Richard
Ray Gordon beat Al Gomez
Karl Gotch beat Ciclon Negro
Rocky Montero & Dick the Bruiser drew Joe Tangaro & Lorenzo Parente when the 30 minute limit expired in the 3rd fall
1 Bruiser beat Parente
2 Parente beat Montero
3 The 30 minute limit expired before either team could score another fall

12/21/63 St Louis TV from Wrestling at the Chase
Farmer Marlin drew Pepe Perez
Lorenzo Parente beat Carlos Mendoza
Dick the Bruiser beat Bob Nandor
Wilbur Snyder beat Rocky Montero

12/27/63 Fresno, CA @ Memorial Auditorium
US Champion Ray Stevens vs Andre Drapp 2/3 60:00
World Tag Team Champions Pepper Gomez & Jose Lothario vs Jack Dalton & Jim Dalton
Dick The Bruiser vs Black Hawk
Dick Steinborn vs Great Pampero
Dominic DeNucci vs Pete Martin
Paul Diamond vs Roy Collins

12/28/63 San Francisco, CA @ Cow Palace
World Tag Team Champions Pepper Gomez & Jose Lothario beat Dick the Bruiser & Ray Stevens 2/3
1 Bruiser beat Lothario in 8:53
2 Lothario beat Bruiser in 21:05
3 Gomez pinned Stevens in 3:10 
Dominic DeNucci beat Stan Neilson via pin with a reverse cradle in 13:37 
Jack Dalton & Jim Dalton beat Red Bastien & Black Hawk in 11:21
The Spoiler beat Paul Diamond with a Backbreaker in 8:12
Dick Steinborn beat Andre Drapp by submission with a side surfboard hold in 11:41
Bill Miller beat Pete Martin in 7:51 with a Backbreaker
Att. 7,320, Gate: $20,042
Note: Bruiser walked out on Stevens during the 3rd fall of the main event.

Credit to the usual suspects. Tim Hornbaker. Mike Dupree. Don Luce. Rich Tate. Justahamandegger. Jim Mandl. Mark Bujan. Larry Matysik. JMK. George Lentz.

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2/19/55 St. Paul, MN @ Armory
Hard Boiled Haggerty beat Wladek Kowalski via pin in 19:56
"Dirty" Dick Raines beat Pedro Godoy via pin in 14:45
Guy LaRose beat Dick Afflis dq 20:44
Jack Pesek drew Gregory Jarque 30:00
Att.-2,040


4/30/55 St. Paul, MN @ Armory
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Hard Boiled Haggerty dq 27:49
Ilio DiPaolo beat Kubla Khan
Fred Atkins beat Karl Karlson
Johnny Kostas drew Dick Afflis 30:00
Att.-3,379

 

Not the greatest photos but I got them from a guy who ran an antiques store in the Twin Cities.

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These are the exact words on Mike DuPree on rasslinrelics.com. Mike descibes what happened in Indianapolis far better than I ever could.

Over the years, the Indianapolis based WWA (World Wrestling Association/Alliance) has gained a sort of cult following, and is always associated with its founder/co-owner, William Afflis a.k.a. Dick the Bruiser, who was also its first champion, and who went on to hold that belt 9 times.

Championship Wrestling of Indiana, Inc, first started in March of 1964, and was the brainchild of both the Bruiser and his partner, Wilbur Snyder. They had previously been working for the local promoters of the time, Jim Barnett and Balk Estes, and in fact, were their AWA tag team champions at the time they went into business for themselves.

Unlike most wrestlers of the time that took over a territory, Bruiser and Snyder made no bones about the fact they owned the promotion outright, and it had a dramatic effect on their fledgling business for some time to come. Since wrestlers could not hold a license to promote and wrestle at the same time, Bruiser and Snyder simply put the promotional license in their wives' names, and the early ads for their cards read, "L. Afflis presents.... Championship Wrestling. The real problem with this idea was, in 1964, audiences of "sports entertainment" were not as accepting of the fact that professional wrestling was more "entertainment" than "sport". There were already rival shows across town, and on October 31,1963, there was an explosion at the Indianapolis Fairgrounds Coliseum that left no suitable year round venue for some considerable time (and local fans were a bit paranoid about going to any event in the explosion's aftermath).

Bruiser and Snyder going into business for themselves seemed then like a logical step on paper. Local big stars (like the Sheik, Verne Gagne, Ray Gunkel, etc.) had long realized there was much more profit to be made by being in business for themselves, and through hook or crook, managed to slot themselves at the top of their respective territories. Bruiser and Snyder, though in the ring were a contrast, outside the ring had much in common (such as being from well to do families, being college men, being ex pro football players, being family oriented, and being fond of beer) and had formed a lasting friendship.

Bruiser had taken to working in southern California for Eileen Eaton's (Mike LeBell's) WWA office, and between the WWA office, and Verne Gagne's, they put together a loose alliance to take over and build a large Midwest territory.

When Dick and Wilbur started showing TV tapes prior to running their first wrestling card (at the Southside Armory in Indianapolis, April 25, 1964) they were showing tapes from Los Angeles. On April 22,1964,Bruiser won the WWA (California version) heavyweight title from Freddie Blassie. The California WWA title was an offshoot of Fred Kohler's heavyweight title, stemming from a match between Edouard Carpentier and Lou Thesz on 6/14/57, where Carpentier won a disputed decision over Thesz and was recognized as champ. Even though Carpentier lost that claim to the title in Omaha to Verne Gagne in August of 1958, Carpentier was recognized as champ going into a 6/12/61 match with Freddie Blassie in Los Angeles, and lost the title to Blassie. The title had gone through a succession of hands and would go back to Blassie before the April 1964 match with Bruiser. (Dick would eventually lose the California version to Dick "the Destroyer" Beyer on a count out on 7/22/64), and the tape of that match was used to build a feud between him and Bruiser in the Midwest.

On their first card, Bruiser and Snyder defended their "World tag team titles" against the Miller Brothers, going to a 60 minutes draw. Bruiser and Snyder had been Estes' AWA Tag Team champs, as a result of a victory over Cyclone Negro and the Masked Terror (Jay York) on 12/10/63 in Indianapolis. They continued to claim the now Worldwide Wrestling Alliance tag team titles, as well as Dick having the heavyweight belt. This might have been pure ego, but more than likely, it was done to establish the straps and the viability of anyone who would take them off of Bruiser and Snyder. Dick and Wilbur, in the future, would use their reps to get new talent over and develop new stars.

Bruiser bought into Kohler's promotion in 1964, it wasn't until March 6,1964, when bigger stars started to appear in Chicago, with Pat O'Connor and Art Thomas being brought in to headline at the Amphitheater. Bruiser finally headlined his first show on May 15,1964, going to a no contest with O'Connor. There were no more cards held that year in the Amphitheater until September 12, when Dick defended his WWA Heavyweight belt against O'Connor, and the team of Angelo Poffo and Nicoli Volkoff defended their newly awarded NWA Tag Team titles against Roger Kirby and Dennis Hall. Now… are you ready for this? Volkoff and Poffo had won the WWA belts from Bruiser and Snyder on 7/30/64, and lost them back to Snyder and Bruiser on 9/4/64 in Indianapolis. Poffo and Volkoff were the new tag champs in Chicago. On October 8, 1964, Bruiser and Snyder did their first live TV taping in Indianapolis at the Southside Armory, which was to be shown in Chicago as well as Indianapolis. Poffo and Volkoff, who had lost the WWA Tag Team titles, defended their newly awarded NWA Tag Team titles against Bobby Managoff and Bobby Hire. And this was in an era of kayfabe!

One other market that they went into was Detroit, working with Olympia Stadium general manager Lincoln Cavaleri. They brought in talent from Verne Gagne's AWA, including tag champs Larry Hennig and Harley Race.

So, the whole territory that was the original WWA included Chicago, Indianapolis, Detroit, Louisville, and possibly parts of Ontario (I have yet to confirm this as of this writing). It also included such towns as Champaign, Danville, Peoria, and Springfield, Ill., Evansville, Ft. Wayne, Hammond and Elkhart, Indiana.

Balk Estes folded his office in Indianapolis in September of 1964, leaving Bruiser and Snyder with run of the entire territory. Though nothing has been substantiated, there were rumors that Bruiser and Snyder may have used political pull with the athletic commission to keep anyone "unapproved" from getting a promoter's license, and therefore there was little opposition to Bruiser and Snyder in Indiana until the early 1980's, when the athletic commission was dismantled.

The territory, on paper, looked great. However, there are always logistic problems in trying to run an organization this large, coupled with the fact that in many cases, the crowds weren't that large, and in some areas, like Detroit, there was steady competition. Whatever the problems, by 1965, Bruiser and Snyder seemed to start dismantling their territory.

First, they closed up shop in Detroit in May of 1965, and wouldn't go back there until 1971. Next, Bruiser, Wilbur and Verne Gagne set up a partnership in Chicago in 1966, with Verne finishing buying Kohler out.The WWA titles were systematically eliminated, starting on February 26, 1966,with a wrestle-off between AWA champion Maurice Mad Dog Vachon and WWA champion Bruiser (leaving only Verne's AWA belts). Bruiser, as stated above, had been using several of Verne's guys in Detroit, and they may have in fact, been partners there as well.

They "leased" Louisville and Evansville to Nick Gulas in the late 60's, who eventually lost the towns to Jerry Jarrett in the 70's. They had smaller promoters such as Don Pruitt run towns in southern Indiana and Kentucky, Hammond and the Illinois towns became AWA, while Elkhart and Fort Wayne remained WWA. After that, Indianapolis basically became a farm league for the AWA and St. Louis. What Bruiser and Snyder lost in territory, they gained in power, and they had a lot of stroke in the wrestling business for most of the remainder of their careers.
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1/1/64 Indianapolis, IN @ Tyndall Armory
Ciclon Negro beat Masked Terror
Dick the Bruiser & Wilbur Snyder beat Bill Miller & Dan Miller
Bob Bruce beat Doug Gilbert
Les Thatcher drew Tiger Longorio
Roger Kirby vs Les Thatcher
Dennis Hall beat Angelo Poffo

1/3/64 St. Louis, MO @ Kiel Auditorium 
John Paul Henning & Cowboy Bob Ellis won a handicap tag match from Fritz Von Erich when Henning beat Von Erich
Penny Banner & Mars Monroe & Kay Noble beat Mae Goodson & Cora Combs & Jessica Rogers
1 Rogers beat Noble
2 Noble beat Goodson
3 Banner beat Combs.
Ronnie Etchison draw Rip Hawk
Lorenzo Parente & Joe Tangaro beat Dick the Bruiser & Hercules.
1 Tangaro won by dq when Bruiser jumped off top rope while Hercules had Tangaro in the hangman hold
2 Parente beat Hercules after he was punched by Bruiser.
Bruiser and Hercules then staged a donnybrook.
Pancho Lopez beat Fuzzy Cupid
Big Bill Miller ddq Stan Stasiak
Ray Gordon beat Taro Myaki
att: 9285

1/4/64 Columbus, OH
Karl Gotch beat Dick the Bruiser
Tiger Longoria & Frankie Talaber beat Doc Gallagher & Mike Gallagher
Ciclon Negro beat Dennis Hall
Leon Graham drew Hiro Matsuda
Bob Bruce beat Saul von Brauner

1/11/64 St Louis TV from Wrestling at the Chase
Rocky Montero drew Joe Tangaro
Wilbur Snyder beat Tony Angelo
Dick the Bruiser beat Chuck Conley 2-0
Big Bill Miller beat Lonnie Brown
Gordie Nielson drew Emile Dupre
Notes: Air Date. Please remember St. Louis TV was taped one to two weeks in advance.

1/14/64 Des Moines, IA @ Veteran’s Auditorium
Pat O'Connor beat Dick The Bruiser 2-0
Mongolian Stomper & Bulldog Danny Plechas beat Ronnie Etchison & Sonny Myers
Art Thomas beat Jim Grabmire
Referee Jack Crawford
Ronnie Etchison no contest Mongolian Stomper

1/16/64 Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Dick The Bruiser drew Hans Schmidt

1/18/64 St Louis TV from Wrestling at the Chase
Joe Tangaro beat Johnny Kace
Ronnie Etchison drew Big Bill Miller
NWA Champion Lou Thesz & Emile Dupre beat Dick the Bruiser & Rocky Montero dq
1 Bruiser beat Dupre
2 Thesz beat Montero
3 Thesz beat Bruiser by dq
Gordie Nielson drew Guy Mitchell

1/18/64 Detroit, MI
Shohei Giant Baba beat Lord Layton
Dick The Bruiser beat Ray Stern
Fritz Von Erich beat Jim Hady
Lou Klein drew Johnny Valentine
Wilbur Snyder beat Hans Schmidt
Jay York drew Billy Red Lyons
The Lawman beat Lee Henning
Fred Atkins beat Emile Dupre
Att: 6,899

1/24/64 Atlanta, GA @ Municipal Auditorium
Fritz Von Erich beat Joe Scarpa
Lorenzo Parente beat Dick the Bruiser dq
Mighty Hercules beat Corsica Joe
Stan Stasiak beat Tim Geohagen
Taro Myaki drew Red Steiner

1/25/64 Cincinnati, OH
Dick the Bruiser beat The Alaskan
Wilbur Snyder beat Ciclon Negro dq
Shohei Baba beat Joe Blanchard
Doc Gallagher & Mike Gallagher beat Gordon Nelson & The Lawman
Fred Atkins beat Paul Richards
Emile Dupre drew Les Thatcher

1/28/64 Indianapolis, IN @ Tyndall Armory
Wilbur Snyder vs Ciclon Negro
Dick the Bruiser beat Jay York
Doc Gallagher & Mike Gallagher beat The Lawman & Les Thatcher
Moose Cholak beat Paul Richard
Bob Bruce beat Dennis Hall
Moose Cholak won battle royal

2/1/64 Waterloo, IA @ Hippodrome
Winner gets held up US Title
Missouri Mauler Rocky Hamilton beat Sonny Myers 2/3 to win held up US Title
Art Thomas beat Mongolian Stomper in 7:17
Dick The Bruiser & Victor The Bear beat Al Szasz
Pat O’Connor & Steve Bolus beat Assassin I & Bob Geigel on a 3rd fall dq
Steve Bolus drew Bob Geigel 15:00
Att: 5,280
Note: Bruiser was not advertised. Clipping also says Bruiser with his wrestling bear beat pro wrestler Al Szasz. Szasz was the handler of the bear that was sometimes known as Vic The Bruiser. I question that result.

2/5/64 Fort Wayne, IN
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Ciclon Negro (sub Dick The Bruiser)
The Lawman (sub Wilbur Snyder) beat Masked Terror
Doc Gallagher & Mike Gallagher beat George Scott & Sandy Scott
Lord Littlebrook & Little Hawk beat Hans Katzenjammer & Fritz Katzenjammer 
Yukon Moose Cholak beat Rudy Kay

2/7/64 St. Louis, MO @ Kiel Auditorium
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Dick the Bruiser on a 3rd fall COR
1 Bruiser beat Thesz
2 Thesz beat Thesz
3 Thesz won when Bruiser was counted out on the apron 10 seconds after a battle on the apron that ended when Thesz applied a full nelson and banged Bruiser’s head into the ring post.
Johnny Valentine & Cowboy Bob Ellis beat Rip Hawk & Big Bill Miller 2-0, 1st fall by dq
1 Valentine won by dq
2 Valentine beat Miller
Shohei Giant Baba drew Ronnie Etchison
Hercules beat Bill Dromo
Joe Tangaro beat Fred Atkins
Taro Myaki drew Angelo Poffo
Rocky Montero beat Don Slatton
att: 12,110 sellout
Note from Larry Matysik: KMOX Radio with Jack Buck broadcasts from 9 p.m. again

2/8/64 St. Paul, MN @ Armory
The Crusher beat Rene Goulet 2/3
Dick the Bruiser beat Black Bart
Mitsu Arakawa beat Billy Goelz
Kay Noble beat Dorothy Carter
Eddie Sharkey beat Marquis de Paree

2/9/64 Minneapolis, MN
Special Referee: Jersey Joe Walcott
Moose Evans & Verne Gagne beat Dick the Bruiser & The Crusher to win the AWA Tag Team Title
Mitsu Arakawa beat Doug Gilbert
Rene Goulet beat Marquis de Paree
Princess Little Cloud beat Bette Boucher
Bob Geigel beat Maurice Lapointe
Att: 6,501

2/15/64 St Louis TV from Wrestling at the Chase
Ronnie Etchison drew Taro Myaki
Hercules drew Rudy Kay
The Bavarian Boys Harry Wenzl & Rudy Jacobs no decision Fritz Von Erich & Dick the Bruiser in 2nd fall
1 Von Erich beat Jacobs
2 Bruiser and Von Erich began brawling with each other.The tag match was stopped. Sam Muchnick ordered Bruiser and Von Erich to wrestle each other, but it got totally out of control until even Bill Miller helped the referees, Bobby Bruns and Bill Longson restore order.
Rocky Montero beat Tony Laditzi

2/21/64 St. Louis, MO @ Kiel Auditorium  
Johnny Valentine beat Hercules and unmasked him as Bobby Graham
Fritz Von Erich beat Cowboy Bob Ellis
John Paul Henning drew Dick the Bruiser
Ronnie Etchison & Joe Tangaro & Ray Gordon beat Rip Hawk & The Alaskan & Taro Myaki
1 Gordon beat Myaki
2 Alaskan beat Gordon
3 Etchison beat Alaskan.
Big Bill Miller beat Swede Hanson
Fred Atkins beat Rocky Montero
att: 8497
Note from Larry Matysik: KMOX Radio and Jack Buck broadcast from 9 p.m.

2/22/64 St Louis TV from Wrestling at the Chase
Rip Hawk beat Rudy Kay
Hercules (with mask since taped before Kiel card) drew The Alaskan
Wilbur Snyder beat Taro Myaki
Dick the Bruiser beat Swede Hanson
Ronnie Etchison beat Rocky Montero

2/23/64 St. Paul, MN @ Auditorium
Special Referee: Jersey Joe Walcott
Dick the Bruiser & The Crusher beat Moose Evans & Verne Gagne to regain the AWA tag team title
Wilbur Snyder beat Angelo Poffo
Mitsu Arakawa beat Tiny Mills
Rene Goulet beat Hans Schmidt dq
Doug Gilbert beat Marquis DeParee
Att: 6,971

2/26/64 Los Angeles, CA @ Olympic Auditorium
Dick The Bruiser beat Don Savage
Pepper Martin beat Matt KO Murphy
Fabulous Kangaroos Al Costello & Roy Heffernan beat Tony Perez & Broadway Venus
Art Neilson beat Prince Ava

2/27/64 Bakersfield, CA @ Strelich Stadium
Fabulous Kangaroos Al Costello & Roy Heffernan beat Edouard Carpentier & Ernie Ladd 2/3 to win International TV Tag Title
Dick The Bruiser beat Ramon Zavalza
Shohei Baba beat Matt KO Murphy
The Preacher beat Prince Ava

2/28/64 Los Angeles, CA @ Olympic Auditorium
Fred Blassie drew Shohei Giant Baba 2/3
Dick The Bruiser beat Edouard Carpentier
Fabulous Kangaroos Al Costello & Roy Heffernan beat Mr. Moto & Pepper Martin
Ernie Ladd beat The Mummy
Art Neilson beat Tony Perez
Gene LeBell beat The Preacher
att: 10,400

2/29/64 San Francisco, CA @ Cow Palace
Ray Stevens beat Dominic DeNucci 2/3 to regain US Title
Red Bastien & Dick Steinborn beat Buddy Austin & Fritz Von Goering when Steinborn beat Von Goering with a surf board hold
Pepper Gomez beat Jack Dalton in 18:34
Edouard Carpentier beat Mike Paidousis in 8:44 with a Boston Crab
Dick The Bruiser beat Black Hawk via pin in 8:03 after a knee drop
Mark Lewin beat Jack Long in 3:50 with a sleeper hold
Karl Von Brock beat Guy Mitchell via pin in 8:10
Att: 10,043, Gate: $30,044

3/5/64 Kansas City, KS @ Memorial Hall
Dick the Bruiser beat Pat O’Connor 1-0 60:00
Handicap Match
Sailor Art Thomas beat Great Gordo & Great Dane (both with bear hugs)
Mongolian Stomper beat Joe Gump
Sonny Myers drew Bob Geigel
Steve Bolus beat Baron Von Strauss
referee Richard Moody

3/6/64 St. Louis, MO @ Kiel Auditorium 
Dick the Bruiser beat Fritz Von Erich
Wilbur Snyder & Johnny Valentine beat Rip Hawk & Bobby Graham
1 Graham beat Snyder
2 Snyder beat Hawk
3 Valentine beat Graham.
Sheik of Araby (later billed as The Sheik) drew Joe Blanchard
Ronnie Etchison beat Ciclon Negro
Lorenzo Parente draw Angelo Poffo
Ray Gordon beat Rocky Montero by DQ
att.11,527, just misses sellout and Muchnick does story in “Wrestling” news to ignore sellout rumors when tickets are still available
Note from Larry Matysik: KMOX Radio broadcast from 9 p.m.

3/7/64 St Louis TV from Wrestling at the Chase
Rocky Montero beat Johnny King
Joe Blanchard drew Ray Gordon
Dick the Bruiser beat Steve Bolus when Bolus could not continue in second fall
Wilbur Snyder beat Jim Holly
Ronnie Etchison draw Lorenzo Parente

3/12/64 Wood River, IL
Dick The Bruiser vs Lorenzo Parente

3/14/64 St Louis TV from Wrestling at the Chase
Lorenzo Parente beat Ivan Zukoff
Big Bill Miller beat Ray Gordon
Killer Kowalski beat Ronnie Etchison
Pat O’Connor drew Dick the Bruiser when the 30 minute limit expired in the 3rd fall
Steve Kovacs drew Jesse James

3/17/64 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada @ Auditorium
AWA Tag Team Champions Dick the Bruiser & The Crusher beat Bill Miller & Pat O’Connor 2/3
1 Bruiser beat O’Connor
2 O’Connor beat Bruiser
3 Crusher pinned Miller
Referee Frenchy Champagne
AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Mitsu Arakawa on a 3rd fall dq
Referee Red Eakin
Doug Gilbert beat Rene Goulet in 14:00
Gene Anderson drew George Drake

3/20/64 St. Louis, MO @ Kiel Auditorium 
Johnny Valentine beat Killer Kowalski
Fritz Von Erich beat Big Bill Miller
Edouard Carpentier & Ronnie Etchison & Wilbur Snyder beat Rip Hawk & The Alaskan & Dick the Bruiser 2-0, 1st fall by dq
1 Etchison won by dq
2 Etchison beat Alaskan
Lorenzo Parente beat Ciclon Negro
Ray Gordon beat Ivan Zukoff
Maurice LaPointe drew Rocky Montero
Att: 7776
Note from Larry Matysik: KMOX Radio broadcast from 9 p.m.

3/21/64 Waverly, IL @ Grade School Gym
Dick The Bruiser vs Ray Gordon 2/3 60:00
Ivan Zukoff vs Wilbur Snyder 2/3 45:00
Joe Tangaro vs Rip Hawk 30:00
Lorenzo Parente vs Rocky Montero 20:00

3/26/64 Fort Wayne, IN @ Coliseum
Dick the Bruiser & Wilbur Snyder beat Bill Miller & Angelo Poffo
Bobby Managoff beat Ciclon Negro
Nicoli Volkoff beat Roger "Willis" Kirby
Dennis Hall beat Johnny King

3/28/64 St Louis TV from Wrestling at the Chase
Big Bill Miller drew Ronnie Etchison
Rocky Montero beat Guy Mitchell
Johnny Valentine beat Felix Godo 2-0
Dick the Bruiser beat Lorenzo Parente
Ray Gordon beat Mark Starr

3/30/64 Moline, IL @ Wharton Fieldhouse
AWA Tag Team Champions Dick the Bruiser & The Crusher beat Moose Evans & Wilbur Snyder
Hans Schmidt beat Rene Goulet
Mitsu Arakawa beat Billy Goelz
Doug Gilbert beat Nicoli Volkoff

3/31/64 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada @ Civic Auditorium 
Karate legal
AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Mitsu Arakawa via pin in 18:00
AWA Tag Team Champions Dick the Bruiser & The Crusher beat Moose Evans & Wilbur Snyder 2/3
1 Crusher beat Evans
2 Snyder pinned Crusher
3 Crusher pinned Snyder
Hans Schmidt beat Rene Goulet with a backbreaker
Doug Gilbert beat Jack Pesek 20:00
Att: 3,000

4/2/64 Kansas City, KS @ Memorial Hall
Dick the Bruiser dcor Pat O’Connor
Rocky Hamilton beat Steve Bolus 2/3
Mongolian Stomper beat Ronnie Etchison
Tokyo Tom beat Baron Von Strauss
Art Thomas beat Tarzan Tyler
Rudy Kay beat Joe Gump
Referee Richard Moody

4/3/64 St. Louis, MO @ Kiel Auditorium 
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Johnny Valentine 2/3
Karl Gotch & Wilbur Snyder beat Bobby Graham & Big Bill Miller on a 3rd fall dq
1 Graham beat Snyder
2 Snyder beat Graham
3 Gotch won when Miller was dq'ed
Dick the Bruiser beat Ronnie Etchison
Tarzan Tyler drew Lorenzo Parente
Ray Gordon beat Don Jardine
Angelo Poffo beat Rocky Montero
att: 8988
Note from Larry Matysik: KMOX Radio broadcast from 9 p.m.

4/5/64 St. Paul, MN
AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Dick the Bruiser in 21:00
The Crusher beat Mitsu Arakawa in 17:00
Doug Gilbert & Rene Goulet beat Bob Geigel & Tiny Mills
Moose Evans ddq Hans Schmidt
Wilbur Snyder beat Nicoli Volkoff
att: 7,715

4/7/64 Long Beach, CA @ Municipal Auditorium
Dick The Bruiser beat Pepper Martin 2-0
Irish Jackie & Tiny Tim beat Fuzzy Cupid & Sky Low Low
Ramon Torres drew Paul Diamond
Nikita Mulkovich beat Broadway Venus

4/8/64 Los Angeles, CA @ Olympic Auditorium
Fred Blassie beat Paul Diamond
Fabulous Kangaroos Al Costello & Roy Heffernan drew Alberto Torres & Ramon Torres
Irish Jackie & Tiny Tim beat Sky Low Low & Fuzzy Cupid
Dick The Bruiser beat Pepper Martin
Dick Hutton beat Nikita Mulkovich
Art Neilson drew Dick Hutton

4/9/64 Bakersfield, CA @ Strelich Stadium
Alberto Torres & Ramon Torres beat Fred Blassie & Great Togo
Dick The Bruiser beat Billy Tipton
Nikita Mulkovich beat Danny O’Rourke
Alberto Torres & Ramon Torres beat Ted Christy & Broadway Venus

4/10/64 San Diego, CA @ Coliseum
Dick The Bruiser beat Nikita Mulkovich
Alberto Torres beat Great Togo
Ramon Torres beat Matt KO Murphy
Irish Jackie & Tiny Tim beat Fuzzy Cupid & Sky Low Low
Paul Diamond drew Don Savage

4/11/64 Canton, OH @ Memorial Auditorium
Dick the Bruiser vs Bill Miller
Angelo Poffo vs Wilbur Snyder
Tag Team Match
Plus a 30 minute opening bout

4/14/64 St. Paul, MN
Mitsu Arakawa beat The Crusher dq
Wilbur Snyder beat Dick The Bruiser
Doug Gilbert & Rene Goulet beat Gene Anderson & Great Dane
Hans Schmidt beat Moose Evans
Att: 3,000 

4/15/64 Moline, IL @ Wharton Fieldhouse
AWA Tag Team Champions Dick the Bruiser & The Crusher beat Verne Gagne & Wilbur Snyder
Moose Evans beat Mitsu Arakawa
Doug Gilbert beat Hans Schmidt
Rene Goulet beat Nicoli Volkoff

4/16/64 Kansas City, KS @ Memorial Hall
Mongolian Stomper beat Dick the Bruiser 2/3
Rocky Hamilton beat Joe Scarpello 2/3
Rudy Kay beat Tokyo Tom dq
Art Thomas beat Danny Plechas
Steve Bolus drew Bob Geigel 30:00

4/17/64 St. Louis, MO @ Kiel Auditorium 
Texas Death Match
Fritz Von Erich beat Dick the Bruiser
Pat O’Connor & John Paul Henning beat Big Bill Miller & Bobby Graham 2-0, 1st fall by dq
1 Henning won by dq
2 Henning beat Miller
Karl Gotch beat Don Jardine
Wilbur Snyder beat Angelo Poffo
Jim Hady drew Lorenzo Parente
Ray Gordon beat Ivan Zukoff
att: 12,204 sellout
Note from Larry Matysik: KMOX Radio broadcast from 9 p.m.

4/22/64 Los Angeles, CA @ Olympic Auditorium
Dick The Bruiser beat Fred Blassie 2/3 to win WWA title
The Destroyer beat Danny O'Rourke
Nikita Mulkovich beat Don Savage
Alberto Torres & Ramon Torres beat Art Neilson & Stan Neilson 2/3
Fabulous Kangaroos Al Costello & Roy Heffernan drew Pepper Martin & Paul Diamond
Att: 10,400
Note: Bruiser takes WWA Title back to Indianapolis and proclaims himself WWA Champion in his own promotion.

4/25/64 Indianapolis, IN @ Southside Armory
Bill Miller & Dan Miller drew WWA Tag Team Champions Dick The Bruiser & Wilbur Snyder 60:00
Joe Tangaro beat Nicoli Volkoff
Mongol beat Roger Kirby
Lorenzo Parente beat Angelo Poffo dq
Billy Goelz drew Ray Gordon
Note: First WWA card

4/28/64 Minneapolis, MN @ Auditorium
The Crusher & Hans Schmidt split a $14,000.00 battle royal
Dick the Bruiser ddq Moose Evans
Wilbur Snyder beat Larry Hennig dq  in 11:40
Rene Goulet beat Nicoli Volkoff  in 13:11
Doug Gilbert beat Great Dane in 16:12
att: 6,412

4/30/64 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada @ Civic Auditorium
AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Dick the Bruiser via pin in 21:00
The Crusher beat Wilbur Snyder
Doug Gilbert & Rene Goulet beat Hans Schmidt & Tiny Mills 2/3
Mitsu Arakawa beat Jack Pesek

5/2/64 St Louis TV from Wrestling at the Chase
Ray Gordon drew Don Jardine
Mike Paidousis beat Dennis Hall
Dick the Bruiser beat Ken Jones 2-0
Lortenzo Parente beat Roger Kirby
Angelo Poffo drew Big Bill Miller

5/2/64 Canton, OH @ Memorial Auditorium
Dick the Bruiser vs Wilbur Snyder
Black Bart & The Mongol vs Billy Goelz & Bobby Managoff
Dennis Hall vs Angelo Poffo
Johnny King vs Prince Pullins

5/6/64 Los Angeles, CA @ Olympic Auditorium
WWA Champion Dick The Bruiser dcor Fred Blassie in 3rd fall
Alberto Torres & Ramon Torres beat Fabulous Kangaroos  Al Costello & Roy Heffernan
Edouard Carpentier beat Killer Buddy Austin 2/3
Mike Sharpe & Nikita Mulkovich drew Pepper Martin & Paul Diamond
Art Michalik beat Art Neilson

5/7/64 Bakersfield, CA @ Strelich Stadium
WWA Champion Dick The Bruiser beat Pepper Martin 1-0 utc
1. Bruiser pinned Martin in 18:50
2. Martin was unable to answer the bell for the second fall
Edouard Carpentier beat Art Michalik 2/3
1. Carpentier beat Mahalik in 10:55
2. Mahalik beat Carpentier in 6:47
3. Carpentier pinned Mahalik in 1:55 after a French back flip.
Alberto Torres & Ramon Torres beat Nikta Mulkovich & Art Neilson
Paul Diamond drew Mike Sharpe 20:00
att: 930

5/8/64 San Diego, CA
WWA Champion Dick The Bruiser beat Edouard Carpentier

5/9/64 St Louis TV from Wrestling at the Chase
Don Jardine draw Wilbur Snyder
Lorenzo Parente beat Danny Dusek
Fritz Von Erich beat John Dalton
Wilbur Snyder (sub Emile Dupre) & Ray Gordon ddq Mike Paidousis & Dick the Bruiser in the 3rd fall
1 Paidousis beat Gordon 
2 Snyder beat Paidousis
3 Both teams were dq'ed

5/9/64 Indianapolis, IN @ Southside Armory
WWA Tag Team Champions Dick The Bruiser & Wilbur Snyder beat Bill Miller & Dan Miller 2/3
Angelo Poffo drew Joe Brunetti
Lorenzo Parente beat Bill Frazier
Nicoli Volkoff beat Ray Gordon
Bobby Managoff beat Dennis Hall

5/14/64 Kansas City, KS @ Memorial Hall
Dick The Bruiser beat Sonny Myers 2/3
Mongolian Stomper & Tokyo Tom beat Pat O’Connor & Joe Scarpello 2/3
Bob Geigel beat Rudy Kay
Don Jardine (sub The Lawman) beat Joe Gump
Referee Richard Moody

5/15/64 Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheatre
WWA Champion Dick the Bruiser ddq Pat O'Connor in 3rd fall
Johnny Valentine beat Sebastian Moore
Wilbur Snyder beat Jack Wilson
Dennis Hall beat Tug Neilson
Jolly Green Giant beat Johnny King
Jungle Tiger beat Pedro Villanueva
Joe Tangaro & Lorenzo Parente beat Red Kelly & Francisco Rios
before 2,600; receipts, $4,026

5/16/64 St. Louis, MO @ Kiel Auditorium 
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Fritz Von Erich when Fritz was unable to continue during the second fall
1 Von Erich beat Thesz
2 Thesz broke Von Erich’s claw and slammed his hand on the cable between the post and turnbuckle. Referee Joe Schoenberger stopped the bout and gave the fall to Thesz. The ringside doctor then examined Von Erich and stopped the match.
Dory Funk Sr. & Dory Funk Jr. beat from Corsica Joe & Frenchy Roy
1 Dory Jr beat Roy
2 Dory Jr bea Joe
Johnny Valentine drew Dick the Bruiser
Wilbur Snyder beat Big Bill Miller dq
Karl Gotch beat Mike Paidousis
Lorenzo Parente beat Don Jardine
att: 12,191 sellout

5/20/64 Anderson, IN @ National Guard Armory
WWA Champion Dick The Bruiser dcor Angelo Poffo in 3rd fall
Bobby Managoff beat Nicoli Volkoff dq in 28:00
Bill Frazier beat Johnny King via pin in 12:00
Dennis Hall beat Roger Kirby via pin in 18:00
Att: “fair sized crowd”

5/21/64 Kansas City, KS @ Memorial Hall
Dick the Bruiser ddq Mongolian Stomper in 3rd fall
Sonny Myers & Pat O’Connor beat Bob Geigel & Dr. Big Bill Miller 2/3
Tokyo Tom beat Tom Poulos
Steve Bolus beat Baron Von Strauss
referee Richard Moody

5/23/64 St Louis TV from Wrestling at the Chase
Ray Gordon beat Roger Kirby
Big Bill Miller beat Emile Dupre
Dick the Bruiser beat Guy Mitchell
Lorenzo Parente & Joe Tangaro beat Tony Angelo & Angelo Poffo 2/3
1 Angelo Poffo beat Tangaro
2 Tangaro beat Angelo Poffo
3 Parente beat Tony Angelo

5/26/64 Long Beach, CA @ Municipal Auditorium
WWA Champion Dick the Bruiser beat Paul Diamond 35:00
Handicap Match
Fred Blassie drew Ramon Torres (one fall inside 20:00)
Mike Sharpe drew Alberto Torres
Nikita Mulkovich beat Pepper Martin

5/27/64 Los Angeles, CA @ Olympic Auditorium
Death Match
WWA Champion Dick The Bruiser beat Fred Blassie
Ray Stevens beat Pepper Martin
Dominic Denucci beat The Preacher
Alberto Torres & Ramon Torres beat Mike Sharpe & Nikita Mulkovich
Paul Diamond drew Art Michalik

5/28/64 Bakersfield, CA @ Strelich Stadium
WWA Champion Dick The Bruiser beat Nikita Mulkovich 2/3
1. Bruiser pinned Mulkovich after jumping on Nikita from the top rope in 8:15
2. Mulkovich pinned Bruiser after a neckbreaker in 4:51
3. Bruiser pinned Mulkovich in 7:59
Tag Team Champions Alberto Torres & Ramon Torres ddq Mike Sharpe & Art Michalik in 3rd fall
1. Sharpe & Mahalik won 1st fall in 25:29
2. Alberto & Ramon won 2nd fall in 1:30
3. The referee was unable to control the action and dq'ed all four men at the 42:00 mark
Jacques McKinnon beat The Preacher in 20:24 with a Southern Cross
Paul Diamond beat Ted Christy via pin in 15:54

5/29/64 Indianapolis, IN @ Victory Field
WWA Champion Dick The Bruiser beat Fred Blassie on a 3rd fall COR
Angelo Poffo & Nicoli Volkoff beat Wilbur Snyder & Bob Ellis dq
Joe Brunetti no contest Bobby Graham
Bob Whitlow beat Bill Miller dq
Marcel Semand & Little Boy Blue beat Pee Wee Lopez & Chico Santana
Joe Blanchard drew Bobby Managoff
The Mongol beat Dennis Hall
Att: 5,000

5/30/64 St Louis TV from Wrestling at the Chase
Bobby Graham drew Guy Mitchell
John Paul Henning beat George Grant
Dick the Bruiser beat Chief Little Eagle
Wilbur Snyder beat Nicoli Volkoff 2-0
Angelo Poffo beat Herb Larson

6/4/64 Anderson, IN @ National Guard Armory
WWA Tag Team Champions Dick The Bruiser & Wilbur Snyder beat Angelo Poffo & Nicoli Volkoff 2/3
1 Volkoff pinned Snyder in 18:13
2 Snyder beat Volkoff by submission in 8:00
3 Bruiser pinned Volkoff in 6:48
Bill Frazier ddq Roger Kirby in 22:30
Dennis Hall beat The Mongol on a 3rd fall dq
1 Hall pinned Mongol in 35 seconds
2 The Mongol beat Hall with a bear hug in 10:45
3 Mongol was dq’ed in 2:48 for “roughness”
Att: “Much better at the second program here”

6/5/64 St. Louis, MO @ Kiel Auditorium 
John Paul Henning beat Big Bill Miller
Dick the