Thursday, December 23, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Lexington,NC - Dec.13,1969

Note: The "Hydrogen Bomb", as mentioned in the preview article, that Gene Anderson used was a "Vertical Suplex".
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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Greensboro,NC - Thanksgiving 1961

November 23,1961 at the Greensboro,NC Coliseum.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Fayetteville,NC - Nov.8,1955

Southern Tag Team Title - Breece's Sports Arena at Breece's Landing near Cape Fear River
George Becker & Jack Witzig vs Al Smith & Karl Von Hess
Jack Bence vs Ed Gardenia

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

George Becker in Florida 1957

This is another card where George Becker and Dick Steinborn took the title they won in Jim Crockett Promotions to Lake Worth,Florida and successfully defended against Eduardo Perez and Jack Vansky.China Mira beat Dot Dotso and Ramon Cornadas drew Bob Clay.The attendance was estimated to be 1,000 fans.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Pilot Mountain,NC - Nov.20,1969

Les Wolff vs Pedro Godoy
Matti Suzuki vs El Lobo
Sailor Art Thomas & Abe Jacobs vs "Bulldog" Lee Henning & Phil Robley
George Becker & Johnny Weaver vs Rip Hawk & Swede Hanson

Friday, November 5, 2010

Winston-Salem,NC - Nov.21,1955

George Becker vs. Mr. Moto
Hombre Montana vs Tinker Todd
Pete Managoff vs Ed Gardenia
Cowboy Carlson vs Prince Omar

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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Hillsville,Virginia - April 14,1966

Abe Jacobs & Rudy Kay vs Skull Murphy & Brute Bernard
Penny Banner vs Judy Grable
Steve Bolus vs John Gudiski
Promoter: Pete Apostolou from Roanoke,VA

This article appeared in the Mount Airy News on Tuesday April 12,1966.Please click on the article in order to read it in a larger format.

TV Wrestling - May 7,1966

This show was taped at WBTV channel 3 studio in Charlotte,NC on Wednesday night May 4,1966.
This show was taped on Tuesday night May 3,1966 in the WGHP channel 8 studio in High Point,NC.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Mount Airy,NC - Oct.18,1969

Rip Hawk & Swede Hanson vs Skull Murphy & Brute Bernard
Paul Jones & Nelson Royal vs Tom Bradley & Johnny Heidman
Luther Lindsey vs Pancho Valdez
Jesse James vs Pedro Valdez
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Saturday, October 16, 2010

TV Wrestling - Oct.10,1964

This show was taped at the WGHP channel 8 studio in High Point,NC on Tuesday Oct.6,1964.
This show was taped at the WBTV channel 3 studio in Charlotte,NC on Wednesday Oct.7,1964.
Both shows aired on Saturday evening Oct.10,1964.

Monday, October 11, 2010

TV Wrestling 1959

These are the shows that aired on WBTV and WRAL on Saturday June 20,1959.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Wrestling on WGHP

Freddie Blassie came in for this tv taping of Championship Wrestling.It was taped in the studio of WGHP channel 8 at the Sheraton Hotel in High Point,NC on Tuesday Oct.19,1965.The show aired on Sat.Oct.23,1965.George and Sandy Scott had a big match coming up with Bob Orton and Freddie Blassie on Thurs.Oct.28,1965 in Greensboro,NC.I remember that Bob Orton and Freddie Blassie won two straight falls over Jesse James and Omar Atlas on this tv show. The Scott brothers did the same with Tony Nero and Jack Vansky if I remember right.

After the house show in Greensboro took place,we were told on tv the following week that Freddie Blassie was injured in that match in Greensboro.The Great Malenko, who was the manager of Orton and Blassie in that match would be replacing Blassie for the rematch with the Scott brothers on Thanksgiving night,Nov.25,1965.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Rocky Mount,NC - Sept.3,1965

George Becker & George & Sandy Scott vs Bronko Lubich & Aldo Bogni & Homer O'Dell
Ron Reed vs The Viking
Suni War Loud vs Pedro Zapata
Chico Santana vs Little Boy Blue

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Pulaski,VA - August 6,1964

Mike Clancy & Nick Kozak vs Doc Gallagher & Ivan Kameroff
Pedro Godoy vs Jack Allen
Angelo Martinelli vs Tinker Todd

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Rocky Mount,NC - Sept.1,1956

Scheduled to appear: Dick Steinborn,Hombre Montana,Jack Vansky,Timothy Geohagen,Tom Bradley,Tom Arnold,Corinne Cordeco,Millie Stafford and referee Walter Buckner.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Rocky Mount,NC - Sept.3,1955

George Becker vs Jack O'Reilley
Dick Steinborn vs Walter Kameroff
Millie Stafford & Mae Young vs Gloria Barattini & Ethel Brown

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Wrestling From Roanoke,Virginia

Pete Apostolou,the promoter in Roanoke,VA
There are some issues of the paper missing from the archives but at least now we know that the wrestling show on WDBJ channel 7 in Roanoke began sometime between Sat. May 25,1957 and this date of June 22,1957. I will keep working on the precise date but this narrows the starting date to within a month so we are getting close. This confirms that this show preceded the Charlotte,NC show by at least seven months. Please click on the image to view it in a larger format.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Pulaski,Virginia - Sept.14,1966

Tex McKenzie & Nelson Royal vs Bronko Lubich & Aldo Bogni
Ken Hollis vs Ike Eakins
Gene Anderson vs Corsica Gene

Monday, August 30, 2010

Roanoke,Virginia - Aug.5,1967

The Roanoke debut of All -Star Wrestling with Bob Caudle on WSLS channel 10 in Roanoke,VA. Promoter Pete Apostolou talked about his upcoming arena shows during commercial breaks.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Pulaski,Virginia - July 24,1967

Rip Hawk & Swede Hanson vs Tiny Anderson & Big Boy Brown
Penny Banner vs Tammy Jones
Chief Little Eagle vs Gene Dundee
Jerry London vs Jan Madrid
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Pulaski,Virginia - Aug.7,1967

Amazing Zuma & Nelson Royal vs P.Y. Chung & Haru Sasaki
Jerry London vs Pedro Godoy
The Mummy vs Tony Romano
Bull Ramos vs Angelo Martinelli
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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Lou Thesz ad from the 1950's

This is a new addition to my collection.I am not certain of the year but the previous owner had it in an 8 x 10 frame since the 1950's.Other wrestlers appearing in this series of ads were Baron Leone,Antonino Rocca and Tarzan (Killer) Kowalski.