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 Posted: Sun Oct 9th, 2016 03:33 am
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Ed Lock wrote: indikator wrote:

Not sure if this supposed title win is common knowledge

Asbury Park 1963-09-20

G'day indikator,

Good find, mate!

It's interesting that the newspaper has referred to the championship as a "World Title". I was of the understanding that this championship was known as the WWWF US Tag Team Title from 1963 to 1967. Perhaps it's just newspaper semantics.  :)

The accepted title history recognises that Skull Murphy & Brute Bernard won the US Tag Team Title from from Buddy Austin & Great Scott on 16 May 1963 in Washington, DC and lost the championship to Killer Kowalski & Gorilla Monsoon on 14 November 1963, again in Washington, DC.

As you know, no mention is made of the 20 September 1963 loss by Skull Murphy & Brute Bernard to Bruno Sammartino & Vittorio "Argentine" Apollo in Asbury Park, NJ that is highlighted in your newspaper clipping.

In inspecting the results in this topic's Bruno Sammartino Record Book I note that on 5 November 1963 Bruno Sammartino & Vittorio "Argentine" Apollo wrestled Skull Murphy & Brute Bernard on TV in Bridgeport, CT. Unfortunately the result of this match is not known.

Perhaps Skull Murphy & Brute Bernard regained the US Tag Team Title on that date thus allowing them to lose the championship to Killer Kowalski & Gorilla Monsoon on 14 November 1963?  ;)

Cheers!

Ed

Ed, back in the mid-60's when the WWWF ran house shows in Asbury Park and Atlantic City New Jersey they would have a lot of "local" feuds which would play out in those arenas only. This was especially true in Atlantic City where in the sixties before the casinos came in, AC was a resort town (albeit a dying one), the WWWF ran there only during the summer months. Teaneck, Jersey City, and Newark usually went with the regular formula possibly because of their closer proximity to NYC.

Therefore, an Apollo/Sammartino U.S. Tag Team title win could have popped the crowd for the one night and then completely been forgotten about by the next Asbury Park show in November.



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 Posted: Sun Oct 9th, 2016 04:06 pm
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G'day WongLee,

Thanks for the explanation, mate.

I'll admit to being a pro wrestling tragic.

I love the concept of title lineage and was hoping that the Skull Murphy & Brute Bernard - Bruno Sammartino & Vittorio Apollo - Skull Murphy & Brute Bernard - Killer Kowalski & Gorilla Monsoon title changes in 1963 may have been a possibility. :)

Your posts are always of interest to me and I really appreciate your knowledge of pro wrestling.

Cheers!

Ed

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2/26/60 - Elizabeth, NJ (Elks Club)
Bruno Sammartino vs. Skull Murphy

2/29/60 - Camden, NJ (Convention Hall)
Bruno Sammartino DRAW Johnny Valentine

3/4/60 - Highland Park, NJ (Temple Hall)
Bruno Sammartino vs Skull Murphy

3/25/60 - Elizabeth, NJ (Elks Club)
Bruno Sammartino vs Pat Kelly

6/3/60 - Highland Park, NJ (Temple Hall)
Bruno Sammartino vs. Pampero Firpo

9/9/60 - Elizabeth, NJ (Elks Club)
Bruno Sammartino & Tony Marino vs. Dr. Jerry Graham & Pat Kelly

10/7/60 - Elizabeth, NJ (Elks Club)
Bruno Sammartino vs Swede Hanson

12/15/60 - Elizabeth, NJ (Elks Club)
Bruno Sammartino vs Dr. Jerry Graham

12/3/63 - Camden, NJ (Convention Hall)
Bruno Sammartino vs Hans Mortier

1/24/64 - Highland Park, NJ (Temple Hall)
Bruno Sammartino vs Killer Kowalski

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I don't want to be too rude, but could you please post the complete cards? Though I have to say that it is nice to know that because of the posts I won't have to get frustrated looking for non-existing results in the papers.

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I'm wondering if there's been a mix-up in this record from 1961:

03/27 New York, NY Bruno Sammartino beat Haystacks Calhoun

I've also seen this as:

March 27, 1961 - New York City, NY - Madison Square Garden

W Haystacks Calhoun

(http://sportsandwrestling.mywowbb.com/forum2/956-1.html)


And like this (on NYProWrestling.com):

03/25/1961 CWC - New York, NY
Bruno Sammartino def Haystack Calhoun
Pat O'Connor def Karl Von Hess

(The O'Connor-Hess match is also mentioned in the Pat O'Connor Record book.)

As far as I can tell, Bruno beat Haystacks, and O'Connor beat Hess at MSG on 2/27/61. There was a MSG card on 3/27/61, but Hess lost to Johnny Valentine while the three others were not on this card. I'm not sure if O'Connor (NWA champion) did in fact meet Hess somewhere else in New York on 3/25/61, but Sammartino appearantly had a match in Detroit on that date.

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1973/07/14 @ Stade Parc Jarry in Montréal, Quebec (Canada)
Édouard Carpentier and Bruno Sammartino defeated Dale Roberts and Jerry Brown (c) - TITLE CHANGE!!! [Grand Prix Tag Team Title]

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Full card - Montreal July 14, 1973
1 Tom Thumb defeated Sky Low Low
2 Jackie Wiecz defeated Tokyo Joe
3 Dino Bravo, Gino Brito, Tony Parisi and Dominic DeNucci defeated Sweet Daddy Siki, Bull Gregory, Nick Carter and Sweet William
4 Don Leo Jonathan defeated Toru Tanaka
5 Grand Prix Tag Team Title Match
Édouard Carpentier and Bruno Sammartino defeated Dale Roberts and Jerry Brown (c) - TITLE CHANGE!!!
6 Grand Prix Heavyweight Title Match
Mad Dog Vachon defeated Killer Kowalski (c) - TITLE CHANGE!!

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1/15/60              McKeesport, PA @ The Palisades
 
 
Bearcat Wright vs. Johnny Valentine
Brown Panther & Bouncing Barney Burke vs. Pee Wee James & Fuzzy Cupid
Bruno Sammartino vs. George McArthur
Miguel Torres vs. Arnold Skaaland





LINEUP FOR MCKEESPORT, PA 1-15-60

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Ron wrote: March 31, 1978 to April 15, 1978 Australian tour

Bruno Sammartino defends the WWWF title against Toru Tanaka in a series of title bouts over the stretch of 16 days. Cities include:
St. Kilda
Melbourne
Perth
Adelade
Townsville
Brisbane
Sydney
Geolong
Mildura
Rockhampton


3/31/78 St. Kilda, Australia @ Melbourne Palais Theater
POSTER FOR ST KILDA AUS 3-31-78

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12/1/64            Easton, MD @ Easton Armory
 
 
WWWF Title: Bruno Sammartino (c) vs. Fred Blassie
U.S. Tga team title: Jerry Graham & Luke Graham (c) vs. Cowboy Bill Watts & Don McClarty
Sweet Georgia Brown vs. Betty Spencer
Arnold Skaaland vs. Golden Terror
Gentleman Jim Hady vs. Pedro Morales



NEWS ARTICLE FOR EASTON, MD 12-1-64

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8/19/63            Alexandria, VA @ George Washington High School Gym-8:30pm


WWWF title: Bruno Sammartino (c) vs. Hans Mortier
U.S. Tag Team title: Skull Murphy & Brute Bernard (c) vs. Tim Woods & Arnold Skaaland
Slave Girl Moolah & Brenda Scott vs. Judy Grable & Betty Boucher
Gorilla Monsoon vs. Prince Nero
Bob Boyer vs. Miguel Perez
 


news article for ALEXANDRIA, VA 8-19-63

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2/24/67            Oil City, PA @ Venango High School-8:30pm

WWWF title: Bruno Sammartino (c) vs. Dr. Bill Miller
plus 3 more bouts

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11/7/61            Queens, NY @ Sunnyside Gardens-8:30pm


Shohei Baba beat Pete Sanchez
Togo & Sato vs. Vittorio Apollo & Bruno Sammartino
Steve Stanlee & Skull Murphy vs. Antonino Rocca & Miguel Perez
Bearcat Wright vs. Miguel Torres
Raphael Halpern vs. Tommy O’Toole
Man Mountain Campbell vs. Angelo Savoldi




newspaper article for QUEENS, NY 11-7-61


Sammartino worked in Pittsburgh on the same day; not sure if Pgh was a matinee or if someone subbed for this card.
 
 

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11/7/61            Queens, NY @ Sunnyside Gardens-8:30pm


Shohei Baba beat Pete Sanchez
Togo & Sato vs. Vittorio Apollo & Bruno Sammartino
Steve Stanlee & Skull Murphy vs. Antonino Rocca & Miguel Perez
Bearcat Wright vs. Miguel Torres
Raphael Halpern vs. Tommy O’Toole
Man Mountain Campbell vs. Angelo Savoldi




newspaper article for QUEENS, NY 11-7-61


Sammartino worked in Pittsburgh on the same day; not sure if Pgh was a matinee or if someone subbed for this card.
 
 
I'd be surprised if it went down with Pittsburgh and Sunnyside on the same day. That is not a drivable distance. Could Bruno have flown? Yeah I guess but he wasn't a big enough star yet to do that.



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9/3/60              Lancaster, PA @ Stumpf Field -8:30pm


Argentina Rocca vs. Dr. Jerry Graham
Chet Wallick & Fritz Von Erich vs. Tony Marino & Bruno Sammartino
The Great Antonio vs. Ricki Starr
Miguel Perez vs. Al Smith
Harry Satursky & Rudy Wenzel vs. Skull Murphy & Pampas Bull Firpo

 
newspaper ad for 9-3-60 LANCASTER, PA

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