Sunday, January 31, 2010

Ronnie Etchison May 16,1964

John Smith beat George Becker
Bobby Red Cloud beat Homer O'Dell
Ronnie Etchison beat Aldo Bogni
Bronko Lubich beat Jack Lanza
Ivan Kameroff beat Jack Allen
George Becker won the $500 over the top Battle Royal
May 16,1964 Spartanburg,SC

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Ivan Kameroff & John Smith

Ivan Kameroff (left) and John Smith last worked for Jim Crockett in 1964.
Ivan Kameroff & John Smith beat George Becker & Bobby Red Cloud
Ronnie Etchison beat Pedro Godoy
Bob Boyer beat Pancho Gomez

Asheville,NC Sept,12,1956

George Becker & Jack Witzig & Pete Managoff vs Tiny Mills & Jim Austeri & Ali Bey
Donald Arnold vs Jack Vansky

Hendersonville,NC Sept.6,1962

Don Curtis & Joe Scarpa beat P.Y. Chung & Swede Hanson

Ray Villmer beat Pat O'Brien

Dick Steinborn beat Two-Ton Harris

note: Don Curtis & Joe Scarpa were recognized as the Southern Tag Team Champions at the time. They said they won the the title from Kurt & Karl Von Brauner in Florida. Also Joe Scarpa was later known as Chief Jay Strongbow in the World Wide Wrestling Federation.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Hendersonville,NC May 25,1963

Rip Hawk & Swede Hanson vs Larry Hulin & Reggie Parks
Fabulous Moolah vs Carol Cook
Jack Vansky vs Sonny Fargo

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Hendersonville,NC June 14,1963

The Great Bolo & Bolo vs Jerry & Bobby Christie
The Kentuckians (Tiny Anderson & Big Boy Brown vs Two-Ton Harris & Cry Baby Cannon
Larry Hulin vs Frank Marconi

Hendersonville,NC June 28,1963

The Kentuckians (Tiny Anderson & Big Boy Brown) beat Mike Gallagher & Frank Marconi (subbing for the injured Doc Gallagher)
Ray Gordon beat Tinker Todd
Pat O'Hara beat Jan Madrid
Ken Yates beat Danny Dale

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Hendersonville,NC July 12,1963

Johnny Weaver & Johnny Walker beat Mike & Doc Gallagher - 3rd fall DQ
Judy Grable beat Olga Martinez
Frenchie Semard beat Pee Wee Lopez

Hendersonville,NC Aug.2,1963

George Becker & Argentina Rocca beat Rip Hawk & Swede Hanson
Two-Ton Harris & Crybaby Cannon beat Jerry & Bobby Christie
Angelo Savoldi vs Frank Valois

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Hendersonville,NC Aug.9,1963

Bronko Lubich & Aldo Bogni beat Johnny Weaver & Sandy Scott
Pat O'Hara beat Joe McCarthy
Jack Lanza beat Jan Madrid
Frank Marconi beat Ken Yates

Monday, January 25, 2010

Hendersonviile,NC Aug.16,1963

Bronko Lubich & Aldo Bogni vs Jesse James & Johnny Walker
Sandy Scott vs Homer O'Dell
Jerry Christie vs Pat O'Brien
Bobby Christie vs Joe Tomasso

Rock Hill,SC Aug.21,1958

Billy Two-Rivers & Don Eagle & Red Bastien beat Jim Austeri & Johnny Heidman & Antone Leone
Judy Grable beat Millie Stafford
Red Bastien beat Jim Austeri in the opener

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Spartanburg,SC Dec.15,1962

George Becker & Billy Two-Rivers beat The Great Bolo & Bolo
Slave Girl Moolah beat Betty Boucher
P.Y. Chung beat Bill Parks
Angelo Martinelli beat Yashino Sato by DQ
Jim Crockett, George Becker and Billy Two-Rivers presented a check the the Goodfellows
Attendance: More than 2000
A very interesting aspect of this main event is the paper reported that the Bolos lost one fall by pin and one fall by submission. During their run for JCP, the Bolos pledged to unmask if they lost a two out of three fall match by pinfall or submission. If this result is correct, then my question is, why did they not unmask?

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Pancho Valdez & The Matador

This photo comes from one of my Jim Crockett programs that was produced in the 1960's. Pancho Valdez and The Matador worked on the undercard and tv matches for Mr. Crockett. Ads for Wrestling Revue magazine were featured in many of those programs. I plan on featuring more photos here in the future, particularly the folks who worked the undercard. They deserve to be remembered the same as the main eventers. They helped build many careers.

Sumter,SC August 2,1969

Rip Hawk & Swede Hanson vs Bronko Lubich & Aldo Bogni
Skull Murphy & Brute Bernard vs Abe Jacobs & Les Wolff
Angelo Martinelli vs Rock Hunter
Randy Curtis vs El Lobo

Friday, January 22, 2010

Sumter,SC June 8,1962

This is an interesting show. After the wrestling matches ended, the ropes were removed from the ring, then Ernest Tubb and his Troubadours performed their country music show in the ring.
The Fabulous Moolah beat Pat Lyda
Gypsy Joe beat Firpo Zybsko
Johnny Heidman wrestled a bear named "Black Ozzie"
Henry Marcus and Buddy Lee were the promoters.

Rock Hill,SC August 14,1958

Billy Two-Rivers & Don Eagle beat Jim Austeri & Johnny Heidman
Antone (The Ripper) Leone beat Tinker Todd
Nick Roberts beat Tom Bradley
Attendance: 1000

Rock Hill,SC August 7,1958

The Great Bolo beat Cyclone Anaya
Antone (The Ripper) Leone beat Chick Garibaldi
Nick Roberts beat Gypsy Joe

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Rock Hill,SC July 4,1962

Argentina (Antonino) Rocca vs The Masked Demon
Ray Villmer & Danno O'Shocker vs Pancho Villa & Pat O'Brien
Ann LaVerne vs Penny Banner

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Rock Hill,SC July 24,1958

The Great Bolo beat Angelo Martinelli ( results say Vince Martinelli )

Ernie Dusek beat Chick Garibaldi

George Curtis vs Crybaby Bob Corby - Draw

Attendance: 1500