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January 1, 1877 in Chillicothe, OH

Clough’s Opera House drawing ???


1. T.J. McCarty vs. Henry Krathhefer in a “Graeco-Roman” match.

August 28, 1891 in Findlay, OH


1. Match results unavailable.

December 22, 1894 in New Boston, OH


1. Joseph Seagal vs. George Gundinloy in a “Graeco-Roma” match.
April 22, 1901 in Tippecanoe, OH
1. Frank Gehle beat Jacob Snyder (27:00) in two straight falls to win the Ohio Catch-as-Catch-Can Title. Gehle beat Snyder (16:00). Gehle beat Snyder (27:00).

Findlay, Ohio: July 17, 1902

Jenkins has an exhibition match with Doc Payne, the 1st week in August.


Kenton, Ohio: August 15, 1902

Al Ackerman beat Roy Kelley


Kenton, Ohio: September 2, 1902

Albert Ackerman beat Kid Moore


Kenton, Ohio: September 22, 1902

Charles Reinecke failed to throw Al Ackerman (middleweights)


Kenton, Ohio: September 26, 1902

Charles Reinecke beat Art Smith (3-0)

February 3, 1904 in Fostoria, OH
1. Al Ackerman beta Kid Russell in four straight falls.
February 4, 1904 in Upper Sandusky, OH
1. Cummins Culver, Jr. beat Martin Baehr.

February 10, 1904 in Tiffin, OH

City Hall drawing ???
1. Al Ackerman drew Clarence Meade (120:00).
Note: Newspaper accounts state the the mayor wouldn’t issue a liscence for anymore wrestling shows because he did “not approve of some of the people attracted to the city by such matches.”

February 18, 1904 in Fostoria, OH


1. Al Ackerman beat Johnny Billeter (32:40) in three straight falls. Ackerman beat Billeter (18:40). Ackerman beat Billeter (25:10). Ackerman beat Billeter (32:40).

February 26, 1904 in Fostoria, OH

City Hall drawing ???
1. Al Ackerman beat Clarence Meade (24:16) in two straight falls. Ackerman beat Meade (16:14). Ackerman beat Meade (24:16).

March 31, 1904 in Tiffin, OH


1. Ed Hawthorne beat William Daly (49:50) in two straight falls. Hawthorne beat Daly (27:45). Hawthorne beat Daly (49:50).
May 3, 1904 in Fostoria, OH

??? drawing 750


1. Al Ackerman beat Prof. Gugel (15:11).
Note: This was said to be the largest crowd of the season.

May 17, 1904 in Fostoria, OH


1. Al Ackerman beat Young Bothner (82:55) in two straight falls. Ackerman beat Bothner (80:55). Ackerman beat Bothner (80:55).

May 19, 1904 in Napoleon, OH


1. Al Ackerman vs. C.S. Stout.

May 20, 1904 in Tiffin, OH

??? drawing 400
1. Ed Hawthorne beat Billy Cliff (25:54) in two straight falls. Hawthorne beat Cliff (15:32). Hawthorne beat Cliff (25:54).
May 27, 1904 in Fostoria, OH
1. Al Ackerman beat Elmer Woodmansee (35:35) in two straight falls. Ackerman beat Woodmansee (34:35). Ackerman beat Woodmansee (35:55).

June 24, 1904 in Tiffin, OH

??? drawing 1,000
1. Al Ackerman beat Ed Hawthorne (58:00) in two straight falls. Ackerman beat Hawthorne (44:29). Ackerman beta Hwthorne (58:00).

July 22, 1904 in Fostoria, OH


1. Al Ackerman beat Sam Davis (11:00). Ackerman beat Davis (5:10). Ackerman beat Davis (11:00).

August 3, 1904 in Napoleon, OH


1. E.B. Britt beat Bud Hart.

August 17, 1904 in Napoleon, OH


1. E.B. Britt vs. Bud Hart in three falls.
Note: There was also a boxing match as part of this card.

August 19, 1904 in Fostoria, OH


1. Al Ackerman drew Samuel Murbarger (60:00).

August 30, 1904 in Fostoria, OH


1. Al Ackerman beat Edward Tonnemann (65:30) in two straight falls. Ackerman beat Tonnemann (54:20). Ackerman beat Tonnemann (65:30).

September 5, 1904 in Fostoria, OH


1. Al Ackerman beat Ted Lewis (43:42) in two straight falls. Ackerman beat Lewis (39:58). Ackerman beat Lewis (43:42).

September 15, 1904 in Napoleon, OH


1. Al Ackerman vs. E.B. Britt.

Setpmber 30, 1904 in Bucyrus, OH

Armory drawing ???
1. World Welterweight Champ Al Ackerman vs. Charles Johnston.

October 7, 1904 in Fostoria, OH


1. Al Ackerman beat Ram Murbarger (122:20).

October 13, 1904 in Fostoria, OH


1. Al Ackerman drew Walter Willoughby (120:00).

October 21, 1904 in Fostoria, OH


1. Al Ackerman beat Elmer Woodmansee (33:35) in two straight falls. Ackerman beat Woodmansee (24:50). Ackerman beat Woodmansee (33:35).
January 9, 1905 in Fostoria, OH

Andes Opera House drawing ???


1. Al Ackerman beat Jack Collins (77:00) in two straight falls. Ackerman beat Collins (41:00). Ackerman beat Collins (77:00).

January 23, 1905 in Fostoria, OH


1. Al Ackerman drew Max Luttbeg (180:00).

May 22, 1905 in Fostoria, OH


1. Kirk Yates beat Kid Russell (13:20) in two straight falls. Yates beat Russell (13:00). Yates beat Russell (13:20).
December 13, 1905 in Leipsic, OH

Townsend Theater drawing ???


1. David Buttermore vs. ???.

2. C.H. Thompson vs. ???.

3. Al Ackerman vs. ???.

January 5, 1906 in Leipsic, OH


1. David Buttermore vs. Kirk Yates.

February 13, 1906 in Fostoria, OH


1. Johnny Billeter beat Kirk Yates.
Janaury 1, 1907 in Fostoria, OH

Peerless Club drawing ???


1. Preliminary match.

2. Kid Moore vs. Louis Biemler.


May 28, 1907 in Fostoria, OH


1. Al Ackerman vs. ??? Willoughby. Police stopped the match to prevent a riot when Willoughby slammed Ackerman’s head against the floor repeatedly.

December 10, 1907 in Fostoria, OH

Peerless Club drawing ???
1. Ben Gordon vs. Louis Biemler.

January 1, 1908 in Fostoria, OH

Peerless Club drawing ???
1. Kid Terry vs. Young Drossman.

2. Young Ackerman vs. Young Jenkins.

2. Kid Moore vs. Louis Biemler.

January 17, 1908 in Fostoria, OH

Peerless Club drawing ??? ($0)
1. Preliminary match.

2. Preliminary match.

3. Louis Beimler vs. Young Parker.
January 6, 1910 in Findley, OH
1. Gus Lotus beat Athanas in two straight falls.

February 2, 1910 in Findley, OH


1. Jake Billiter beat Gus Lotus in three falls.

July 20, 1912 in Shelby, OH


1. Jay Garrison beat Mont Simmons (2:20) in two straight falls. Garrison beat Simmons (2:20). Simmons forfeited the seond fall.

February 1912 in Van Wert, OH


1. ??? Matsuda drew Henry Jackson (240:00).
January 1, 1913 in Defiance, OH
1. Ed Welkinger beat Johnny Billeter in three falls. Billeter was DQed for the third fall.

December 7, 1915 in Pomeroy, OH


1, Young Olson vs. Gene Westergard.
January 18, 1916 in Fostoria, OH
1. Rollo Zimemrman vs. Farmer Moore.

January 19, 1916 in Bucyrus, OH


1. Rollo Zimemrman drew Johnny Billeter (60:00).
Note: The promoter was Charles Ziba.

February 7, 1919 in Coshocton, OH


1. Billy Hallas vs. Cyclone Bill.

March 1, 1919 in Coshocton, OH


1. Billy Hallas beat Walter Hamilton (12:00) in two straight falls. Hallas beat Hamilton (8:00). Hallas beat Hamilton (12:00).

April 17, 1916 in Lancaster, OH


1. Johnny Billeter beat Ray Carpenter.

2. Johnny Billeter drew ??? Keegan (15:00).


September 15, 1919 in Marietta, OH

Marietta College Gym drawing ???


1. Thor Olson beat Perry Schad (60:00) in three falls. Olson beat Schad (31:00). The time limit expired (60:00).
Note: This match was held as part of a boxing card and said to be the first match in the city in twenty years.
November 20, 1919 in Ashtabula, OH
1. Joe Vargo beat Charles Fox.

January 2, 1920 in Washington Court House, OH


1. Nels Anderson beat Matty Matsuda.

March 2, 1920 in Washington Court House, OH


1. Paul Bowser beat Joe Willis.
March 23, 1920 in Washington Court House, OH
1. Paul Bowser beat Thor Olson.
April 20, 1920 in Washington Court House, OH
1. Paul Bowser beat Charles Metro.

May 12, 1920 in Washington Court House, OH


1. World Middleweight Champ Paul Bowser beat Charles Metro.

April 5, 1922 in Fostoria, OH


1. Al Ackerman vs. Henry Tanberg.

May 27, 1930 in Portsmouth, OH


1. World Welterweight Champ Jack Reynolds beta Jack Gorman in two straight falls.
September 25, 1930 in Defiance, OH
1. Dude Chick beat Ralph Hancock.
Note: Frank Dreher was the promoter.

October 2, 1930 in Defiance, OH


1. Steve Nenoff drew Eurgen Franks (30:00).

2. Billy Altman drew Paul Haviland (60:00).

3. Ralph Hancock beat Frank Gee in three falls.

January 27, 1934 in Fostoria, OH


1. Jack Kennedy vs. Frankie Taylor.

2. Hy Sharman vs. Shiek Mar Allah.


Note: This show was promoted by Dan Morris.
August 22, 1934 in Tiffin, OH

Fairgrounds drawing ???


1. Match results unknown.
Note: This event was part of the Seneca County Fair.

January 1, 1937 Portsmouth, OH (Winter Garden)

Great Mephisto d. (DQ) Jimmy Hefner (2-1)

Paul Shikat d. Sirbory (2-0)

Eddie Malone drew Frankie Hill
January 7, 1937 Hamilton, OH (Moose Hall)

Silent Rattan d. Pete Sherman (2-1)

Eddie Malone d. Leo Wallick (2-0)

Sandy McDonald d. Henry Hill


January 7, 1937 Portsmouth, OH (Winter Garden)

Stacey Hall d. Joe Banaski (2-0)

Whitey Govro d. Hermie Olson (Olson unable to continue)

Roughhouse Nelson drew Heinie Nelson

January 13, 1937 Portsmouth, OH (Winter Garden) Wednesday

Great Mephisto d. Leo Wallick (2-0)

Alex Kasaboski d. Leo Jensen (2-0)

Sandy McDonald drew Angelo Martino

Contortionist Flexible Freddy gave a demonstration

January 14, 1937 Hamilton, OH (Moose Hall)

Paul Adams d. Great Mephisto (2-1)

Whitey Govro drew Chief Sunoco (1-1)

Bill Wisbar d.Billy Wolf
January 21, 1937 Hamilton, OH (Moose Hall)

Frank Sexton d. Bill Middlekauff (2-1)

Bill Hasson drew Paul Adams (1-1, Australian rounds)

Bill Wisbar d. Merle Dolby

January 21, 1937 Portsmouth, OH (Winter Garden)

Silent Rattan vs. Stacey Hall

Alex Kasaboski vs. Sandy McDonald

Cyclone Burns vs. Bull Smith


January 28, 1937 Hamilton, OH (Moose Hall)

Jimmy Hefner d. Great Mephisto (1-1, Mephisto unable to return for third fall)

Jack Vincent drew Dutch Schultz (0-0)

Bill Wisbar d. Lefty Pacer

January 28, 1937 Portsmouth, OH (Winter Garden)

Quite probably no card because of the Ohio River flood


February 4, 1937 Hamilton, OH (Moose Hall)

Jimmy Hefner d. Stacy Hall (2-1)

Frank Wolff d. Tony Galento (2-0)

Jim Wyman drew Ray Graham
February 11, 1937 Hamilton, OH (Moose Hall)

Frank Wolff d. Joe Parelli (2-1)

Stacey Hall d. Joe Washburn (1-0)

Dutch Schultz drew Tony Marchioni


February 18, 1937 Hamilton, OH (Moose Hall)

Charles Fischer (light heavyweight champ) d. Frank Wolff (2-1)

Blacksmith Pedigo drew Stacy Hall (1-1)

Bill Hasson d. Joe Washburn


February 25, 1937 Hamilton, OH (Moose Hall)

Eddie Malone d. (DQ) Tuffy Cleet (2-1)

Bob Becker drew Babe Kasaboski (1-1)

Spike Ashby d. Bob Blake


March 4, 1937 Hamilton, OH (Moose Hall)

Martin Levy d. Whitey Govro

Frank Wolff d. (DQ) Tuffy Cleet (2-0)

Tony Galento d. Blacksmith Pedigo (1-0)


March 11, 1937 Hamilton, OH (Moose Hall)

Charles Fischer drew Frank Wolff (1-1)

Sun Jennings d. Chief Sunoco (2-1)

Gus Wisbar drew Eddie Pope


March 18, 1937 Hamilton, OH (Moose Hall)

Jimmy Hefner d. Babe Kasaboski (2-1)

Joe Parelli drew Chief Rochringo (1-1)

Bill Bowman d. Jim Wyman


March 25, 1937 Hamilton, OH (Moose Hall)

Turp Grimes d. Jimmy Hefner (2-1)

Babe Kasaboski d. Tony Marchioni (2-1)

Bill Bowman d. Jack Washburn


April 1, 1937 Hamilton, OH (Moose Hall)

Babe Kasaboski d. Pat Schaeffer (2-0)

Frank Sexton d. Jack Vincent (2-0)

Bill Wheeler d. (DQ) Senor Rodriguez


Probably Jose Rodriquez
April 8, 1937 Hamilton, OH (Moose Hall)

Frank Wolff d. Billy Weidner (2-0)

Pat Schaeffer d. Bill Bowman (2-1)

Lee Myers d. Tony Marchioni


April 15, 1937 Hamilton, OH (Moose Hall)

Lem Stecklin d. Pat Schaeffer (2-0)

Frank Wolff d. Ray Ryan (2-0)

Eddie Pope drew Roy Weaver


April 22, 1937 Hamilton, OH (Moose Hall)

Lem Stecklin d. Jack Vincent (2-0)

Babe Kasaboski drew Lee Myers (1-1)

Sammy Kohen drew Senor Rodriquez


April 29, 1937 Hamilton, OH (Moose Hall)

Boxing held instead of wrestling


May 6, 1937 Hamilton, OH (Moose Hall)

Show canceled. Joe Banaski and Eddie Malone are understood to be injured and it is

believed that promoter Bobby Novak was unable to find substitutes.
May 12, 1937 Hamilton, OH (Moose Hall)

Jack Reynolds d. Bobby Novak (2-0)

Blacksmith Pedigo d. Ray Ryan (2-1)

6-man battle royal


Battle royal result not mentioned. As the Hamilton Daily News Journal describes it, “The

preliminary that starts at 8:30 p.m. promises to be one of the most hilarious

presentations of the season in the form of a battle royal between six husky colored boys.”

(05-12-1937)


May 20, 1937 Hamilton, OH (Moose Hall)

Stacey Hall d. Sam Becker (Becker unable to continue)

Boxcar Jacobs d. Martin Levy

Roy Wheeler d. Jose Rodriquez (2-0)


Levy fell and was unable to get up in his match. No card found for May 27.
October 7, 1937 Hamilton, OH (Moose Hall)

Frank Wagner d. (DQ) Jimmy Hefner (2-1)

Stacey Hall d. (DQ) Dutch Schultz (2-1)

Joe Banaski d. Bobby Novak


November 2, 1937 Portsmouth, OH (Radioland)

Great Mephisto (light heavyweight champ of the Midwest) d. Dutch Schultz (2-0)

Ray Ryan d. Lem Stecklin (2-0)

Babe Kasaboski d. Sterling Davis


First card staged in several months
November 9, 1937 Portsmouth, OH (Radioland)

Lord Lansdowne d. Joe Banaski (2-0)

Babe Kasaboski drew Walter Stratton (1-1)

Flash Clifford drew Joe Magyar


November 16, 1937 Portsmouth, OH (Radioland)

Stacey Hall d. Bert Rubi (2-1)

Andy Rascher d. (COR) Millionaire Murphy (2-0)

George Wagner d. Pete Sherman


November 23, 1937 Portsmouth, OH (Radioland)

Turp Grimes d. (DQ) Stanley Buresch (2-0)

George Wagner d. Sterling Davis (2-0)

Jack Bergan d. Joe Wheeler


November 30, 1937 Portsmouth, OH (Radioland)

Walter Stratton d. Stacy Hall (2-1)

Bert Rubi d. Jack Purdin (2-0)

Alonzo Wood d. Mike Kibbons


December 7, 1937 Portsmouth, OH (Radioland)

Walter Stratton vs. Bert Rubi


December 8, 1937 Hamilton, OH (Moose Hall)

John Pesek vs. Andy Rascher

Stacey Hall vs. Walter Stratton

Spike Ashby vs. Dutch Schultz


December 14, 1937 Portsmouth, OH (Radioland)

George McCloud vs. Andy Rascher

Ray Ryan vs. Frankie Hart

George Becker vs. Pete Sherman

Added attraction of Kid Bozo and Battling Siki
December 16, 1937 Hamilton, OH (Moose Hall)

George Gable vs. Bobby Novak

Great Mephisto vs. Walter Achiu
Originally slated to be world title claimant John Pesek vs. Steve Savage, but neither

appeared. Pesek was reportedly injured. Gable and Novak subbed for them, but no

results were listed.
December 21, 1937 Portsmouth, OH (Radioland)

Walter Achiu d. Walter Stratton (2-1)

Mildred Burke (world women’s champ) d. Wilma Gordon (2-0)

George Becker drew Dutch Schultz

December 23, 1937 Hamilton, OH (Moose Hall)

Stacey Hall vs. Babe Kasaboski

Dutch Schultz vs. Bud Davis

Joe Wolf vs. Senor Rodriquez


December 28, 1937 Portsmouth, OH (Radioland)

Swede Gobro vs. Turp Grimes

Great Mephisto vs. Ray Ryan

Jack Purdin vs. George Wagner

December 30, 1937 Hamilton, OH (Moose Hall)

Alonzo Wood vs. Steve Savage

Joe Banaski vs. Flash Clifford
January 4, 1938 Portsmouth, OH (Radioland)

Shunichi Shikuma d. (DQ) Whitey Govro (2-0)

Frankie Talaber d. Pete Sherman (2-0)

Joe Wheeler vs. Flash Clifford


No result for Wheeler-Clifford
January 11, 1938 Portsmouth, OH (Radioland)

Nanjo Singh d. Shunichi Shikuma (2-1)


That was the only result given and no preview was printed.
January 18, 1938 Portsmouth, OH (Radioland)

Whitey Govro d. Don Evans (mud match)

Joe Wheeler d. Dutch Schultz

Pete Sherman d. Jose Rodriquez (2-0)


Govro called the probably winner of the match. Evans subbed for Shunichi Shikuma, who

was said to be battling trachoma.


January 25, 1938 Portsmouth, OH (Radioland)

Walter Stratton d. (DQ) Jimmy Hefner (2-1)

Joe Montana d. Dick Griffin

Joe Wolfe d. Flash Clifford


February 1, 1938 Portsmouth, OH (Radioland)

No card
February 8, 1938 Portsmouth, OH (Radioland)

Whitey Wahlberg d. Frankie Hart (2-1)

Joe Banaski d. Prince Ilaki (2-0)

Joe Magyar d. Railroad Routt
Wahlberg and Banaski subbed for Walter Achiu and Frankie Talaber
February 15, 1938 Portsmouth, OH (Radioland)

Stacy Hall d. Frankie Hart (2-1)

Yellow Dragon d. Prince Ilaki (2-0)

Dick Griffin d. Rex Johnson


February 22, 1938 Portsmouth, OH (Radioland)

Walter Stratton d. Frank Wolfe (1-0, Wolfe unable to continue for second fall)

Alonzo Wood d. Ivan Managoff (2-0)

Railroad Routt d. Flash Clifford


Assuming this is Managoff. The name was spelled Barenoff, but since Managoff was in

the state, it’s assumed this was him.


February 9, 1948 in Ashland, OH
1. The French Angel vs. Fred Wright.

Bucyrus, Ohio: April 26, 1950

Jack Kennedy vs Ivan Rasputin

Pierre LaBelle vs Walter Achui

Fred Bozic vs Bud Curtis

Plus winners vs losers tag team bout

October 7, 1950 in Poland, OH


1. Bobby Ford beat Stanley Radwan.

2. Mr. X beat Buddy Jackson.

3. Kay Bell beat Walter Achiu.

October 13, 1950 in Poland, OH


1. Ben Ali beat Buddy Jackson.

2. Walter Achiu drew Len Hughes.

3. Bobby Ford beat Kay Bell.

November 25, 1950 in Poland, OH


1. Len Hughes & Mr. X beat Walter Achiu & Billy Venable.

2. Kay Bell drew Jimmy Valentine.

3. Bobby Ford beat Fred Bozic.

January 6, 1951 in London, OH


1. Bing Grambo beat Ears Huff.

2. Virgil Sparks beat Hot Rod Zeigler.

3. Earl Buckner & Pat Patton drew Wildman Matthews & Dick Vest.
Note: These were wrestlers from the London Prison Farm.


East Liverpool, Ohio: February 23, 1951 (Memorial Auditorium)

Professor Roy Shire (sub for Angelo Poffo) beat Fred Bozic (2-1, dq)

Ruffy Silverstein drew with Frankie Talaber (60:00, 1-1)

(ladies) Mae Weston beat Joyce Ford (2-1)

(midgets) Pee Wee James beat Tom Thumb (2-0, sub for Sky Low Low)

(Att.-2,200)


February 27,1951 in Defiance, OH


1. Ralph Alexander beat Jim Wyatt.

2. Violet Ray beat Judy Yocum.

3. Evelyn Alexander beat Margo Burke.

Toronto, Ohio: April 20, 1951 (High School Gym)

Frankie Talaber vs Larry Kasaboski

plus Ruffy Silverstein, Cowboy Len Hughes, Lone Eagle, Fred Bozic and girl wrestlers on the card

NOTE: Toronto is located sixteen miles south of East Liverpool.


Toronto, Ohio: May 18, 1951 (High School Gym)

(WTM) Chief Don Eagle* vs Jim Henry

(ladies) Ella Waldek vs Adela Antone

Jackie Nichols vs Frankie Talaber

Ruffy Silverstein vs Bobby Ford

Toronto, Ohio: June 15, 1951 (High School Stadium or Gym)

Farmer Don Marlin vs Ali Pasha

Lone Eagle vs Paul Orth

Whitey Walberg vs Jack Vansky

Edmund Francis vs Tony Sinatra

plus tag bout


East Liverpool, Ohio: July 27, 1951 (Patterson Field)

Eva Lee and Jeanette Wolfe beat Mae Young and Ella Waldek

Frankie Talaber beat Jackie Nichols (2-1)

Ruffy Silverstein beat Farmer Don Marlin

Ella Waldek pinned Jeannette Wolfe

Mae Young vs Eva Lee

NOTE: Jeanette Wolfe, 18 year old step daughter of Billy Wolfe and Mildred Burke, collapsed on the ring apron and died at 4 o’clock the following morning, in the East Liverpool Osteopathic Hospital from a possible brain injury. It was thought that the injuries took place in the earlier match with Ella Waldek. Eva Lee continued the tag team match by herself.

East Liverpool Review: July 30, 1951 A autopsy Saturday showed that Jeanette Wolfe died of a rupture of the stomach as well as a blood clot of the brain. Either injury could have been fatal. Funeral services will be held Tuesday in Minneapolis.


Toronto, Ohio: September 10, 1951 (High School Stadium)

Gene Stanlee vs Ruffy Silverstein

Frankie Talaber vs Fred Bozic

(ladies) Ella Waldek vs Eva Lee

Lone Eagle vs Ali Pasha
Wellsville, Ohio: October 2, 1951 (High School Gym)

Chief Don Eagle vs Lord Blears

Frankie Talaber vs Fred Bozic

Ivan Rasputin vs Tommy O’Toole

(ladies) Millie Stafford vs Eva Lee
Toronto, Ohio: October 27, 1951 (Toronto High School Gym)

Buddy Rogers vs Tommy O’Toole

Fred Bozic vs Maurice Roberre

(ladies) Mars Bennett vs Donna Marie Dieckman

George Macricostas (as Golden Greek) vs Juan Hernandez
Toronto, Ohio: December 1, 1951 (High School Gym)

Ruffy Silverstein vs Marvin Mercer

(midgets) Little Beaver vs Irish Jackie

(ladies) Eva Lee vs Mars Bennett

Tommy O’Toole vs Fred Bozic

Joe Linorell vs Bill Gridley


Toronto, Ohio: December 15, 1951 (Toronto High School Gym)

Big Bill Miller vs Fred Bozic

Marvin Mercer vs Roy Shire

(ladies) Mae Young vs Millie Stafford

Luther Lindsey vs Joe Wolfe

Bill Gridley vs Joe Linorell


Toronto, Ohio: December 22, 1951 (Toronto High School Gym)

Chief Don Eagle vs Fred Von Schacht

Golden Greek vs Tony Sinatra

(ladies) Ida May Martinez vs Therese Theis

Luther Lindsey vs Ali Pasha

Joe Wolfe vs Bob Leipler


March 21, 1952 in Wellsville, OH


1. Ida Mae beat Dot Dotson.

2. Terry Mahors beat Lorraine Johnson.

3. Frankie Talaber beat Fred Bozic.

4. Terry Majors & Ida Mae beat Dot Dotson & Lorraine Johnson.

5. Ruffy Silverstein drew Gene Stanlee.

March 22, 1952 in Athens, OH


1. Johnny Valentine beat Bill Miller.
Note: After the match, Valentine attacked a couple of fans and was charged with assaulting a police officer.

Millersburg, Ohio: May 21, 1952

Marvin Mercer vs Rocco Columbo

(ladies) Nell Stewart and Millie Stafford vs Betty Hawkins and Jean Kennedy

May 28, 1952 in Cadiz, OH


1. George Drake beat The Golden Greek (George Macricostas) via DQ.

2. Cora Combs beat Lorraine Johnson via DQ.

3. Buddy Rogers beat Marvin Mercer.
June 24, 1953 in Marietta, OH
1. Donn Lewin beat Johnny Valentine.

2. Whitey Wahlberg beat Paul Orth.

3. Don Eagle beat Bob Geigel.

July 8, 1953 in Marietta, OH


1. Chris Belkas beat Jules LaRance.

2. Gene Bowman drew Danno O’Shocker.

3. Bill Miller beat Johnny Valentine.
July 10, 1953 in Newark, OH
1. Chris Belkas drew Bob Geigel.

2. Nell Stewart beat Violet Viann.

3. The great Scot beat Jackie Nichols.
July 24, 1953 in Newark, OH
1. Danno O’Shcoker beat Ali Pasha via DQ.

2. The Mysterious Durango beat Danny O’Sullivan.

3. Buddy Rogers beat Jackie Nichols.

August 14, 1953 in Newark, OH


1. June Byers & Mary Jane Mull beat Judy Glover & Ida Mae Martinez.

2. The Great Scot NC Ruffy Silverstein.

August 19, 1953 in Marietta, OH
1. Frankie Talaber beat Edmund Francis.

2. Nell Stewart beat Violet Viann.

2. Marco Polo drew The Sheik of Araby.

September 2, 1953 in Marietta, OH


1. Marco Polo beat Ali Pasha.

2. Joe Scarpello beat The Sheik of Araby.

3. Ruffy Silverstein beat Bill Miller.
June 9, 1954 in Tiffin, OH
1. Bill Melby beat Art Nielsen.

2. Steve Novak beat Reggie Lisowski.

3. Billy Fox & Dick Torio beat Bull Montana & Jack O’Reilly.

November 8, 1954 in Clarksburg, OH


1. Bill Miller beat Dick Hutton.
Mt. Gilead, Ohio: February 22, 1955

Frankie Talaber vs Jackie Nichols

Ray Stern vs Whitey Whittler

(Ladies) Kathy Branch vs Betty Hawkins


September 9, 1955 in Chilicothe, OH
1. Buddy Rogers beat Tex McKenzie.

October 3, 1956 in Coshocton, OH


1. Match results unavailable.
Note: This show was part of the Coshocton County Fair.

August 19, 1957 in Chilicothe, OH


1. Buddy Rogers beat Billy Darnell.

September 23, 1957 in Chilicothe, OH


1. Buddy Rogers beat Billy Darnell.

January 20, 1958 in Chillicothe, OH


1. Tonah Tomah beat JoAnn Mullineaux.

2. Edmund Francis & Shag Thomas beat Leon Grahama &Frankie Talaber.

January 30, 1958 in Chillicothe, OH
1. Buddy Rosen beat Bill scholl.

2. Nell Stewart beat Elaine Ellis via DQ.

3. Frankie Talaber beat Ali Pasha via DQ.

May 2, 1958 in Addison, OH


1. Bulldog Ryan beat Ferenc Szikszay.

2. Al Warshawski beat Danny Ferrazza.

3. Joe Smith beat Arvid Sims.

4. Joe Smith & Al Warshawski beat Danny Ferrazza & Arvid Sims.


Note: “Bulldog” Mike Ryan was the promoter.
Coshocton, Ohio: Thursday, August 27, 1959

(Coshocton Gymnasium) ... Eastern Heavyweight Champion Buddy Rogers vs. Juan

Sebastian ... Oyama Kato vs. Frankie Talaber (10-round boxing match) ... Sweet Daddy

Siki vs. Fritz Von Goering ... (sponsored by Coshocton Lettermen's Association)

Notes: Sebastian was said to be born in Bilbao, Spain and had been wrestling for about

10 years. His favorite move was the atomic drop.

February 10, 1960 in Chillicothe, OH
1. Terrible Ted the Wrestling Bear beat Red Benson & Bill Scholl.

2. Jean DuBois & Leon Graham beat Ali Pasha & Juan Sebastian.

3. Krusher Karlsson beat Hercules Cortez.

April 14, 1960 in Chillicothe, OH


1. Tony Baillargeon drew George Strickland.

2. Karol Krauser beat Hans Schnabel.

3. Leon Graham & Sweet Daddy Siki beat Juan Sebastian & Oscar Verdue via DQ.

April 28, 1960 in Chillicothe, OH


1. George Strickland beat Jim Szikszay.

2. Leon Graham beat Juan Sebastian.

3. Pee Wee James & Tom Thumb beat Dandy Andy & Baby Burke.

May 12, 1960 in Chillicothe, OH


1. Marty Severs drew Oscar verdue.

2. Tony Baillargeon beat Hans Schnabel via DQ.

3. Leon Graham & Frankie Talaber NC Johnny Barend & Magnificent Maurice.

May 26, 1960 in Chillicothe, OH


1. Sweet Daddy Siki beat Bill Gallion.

2. Betty Clark beta Joyce Scott.

3. Leon Graham & Frankie Talaber beat Johnny Barend & Magnificent Maurice via DQ.

August 4, 1960 in Chillicothe, OH


1. Ted Christy beta Pancho Villa.

2. Chief White Owl beat Oscar verdue.

3. Golden Superman & Leon Graham beat Leopard Boy & Taro Sakuro.

September 15, 1960 in Chillicothe, OH


1. Leon Graham beat Chief White Owl.

2. Ted Christy beat Mighty Joe via DQ.

3. The Scufflin’ Hillbillies beat Taro Sakuro & Oscar Verdue.

September 22, 1960 in Chillicothe, OH


1. Ted Christy beat Bill Gallion.

2. Mighty Joe beat The Masked Phantom.

3. The Scufflin’ Hillbillies beat The Golden secret & Tiger Severs.

October 6, 1960 in Chillicothe, OH


1. Chuck Connley beat Taro Sakuro.

2. Mighty Joe beat Oscar Verdue.

3. The Scufflin’ Hillbillies & Leon Graham beat Oyama Kato, Taro Sakuro, & Jack Steele.

November 24, 1960 in Chillicothe, OH


1. Jack Dillon drew Golden Superman.

2. Betty Clark beat Karen Kellogg.

3. Golden Superman & Leon Graham beat Jack Dillon & Donn Lewin.

August 24, 1961 in Newcomerstown, OH

Newcomerstown High School drawing ???
1. Chief White Owl vs. Steve Stanley.

2. Terrible Ted the Wrestling Bear vs. Gene Dubois.

3. Frankie Talaber vs. Johnny Barend.

August 8, 1964 in Bakersville, OH

Community Park drawing ???
1. Prelim match.

2. Prelim match.

3. Marie Miller vs. ???.

4. Tag team match.

August 9, 1969 in Waverly, OH

Waverly High school drawing 300


1. Farmer Miller beat The Black Panther in three falls.

2. Sam Sheppard beat Bill Scholl via submission. This was said to be Sheppard’s first pro match.

3. George Strickland & W.W. Wiltberger beat The Iron Russians.
October 26, 1972 in Mt. Vernon, OH

Pleasant Street Junior High drawing 600


1. Heather Feather beat Tanya West via DQ.

2. Louie Klein & Heather Feather beat The Zebra Kid & Tanya West when Klein pinned Zebra.

3. Tex McKenzie vs. Tim Brooks.

4. The Mighty Igor & Louie Klein beat The Zebra Kid & Tim Brooks via DQ.


July 1, 1978 in Logan, OH
1. Jerry Graham, Sr. beat Bobby Fulton.

2. Luis Martinez beat Jerry Graham, Jr.

3. Chief White Feather beat The Crusader.

4. Jerry Graham Jr. & Sr. beat Luis Martinez & Bobby Fulton.


April 22, 1981 in Stewart, OH


1. Bob Harmon drew Rocky Sortor.

2. Bob White beat The Sheik.

3. Joseph Cagle beat Mike Dupree.

March 22, 1982 in Lancaster, OH


1. The Caveman beat Bobby Bold Eagle.

2. Buddy Donovan beat The Black Demon via DQ.

3. Gary Russell & Mike McGee beat The Convicts.

4. Zoltan the Great beat Spike Huber.

5. The Hogg Brothers beat Sheik Ali Hassan & Abdullah the Butcher.

6. Dick the Bruiser NC Lars Anderson.


February 8, 1983 (Tuesday) – Ironton, OH (Les Thatcher – Promoter / Georgia Championship Wrestling) > Paul Ellering over Tito

Santana > Bob Roop over Tom Prichard > Buck Robley over Brad Armstrong > Paul Orndorff over the Super Destroyer (01) > Butch Reed

over Bruiser Brody by disqualification > Stan Hansen & Tommy Rich over Ivan Koloff & Buzz Sawyer by countout


More from the Brute.


Edon, Ohio

March 12, 1988

HS Gym
WWA Tag Team Title

Scott Rexsteiner (Steiner) and Chris Carter

vs Bulldog Don Kent & Dr. Jerry Graham Jr.
The Great Wojo vs Calypso Jim

Ivan Petrosky vs Cowboy Rex Bodie

Denny Kass vs The Skin Head

El Bracero vs The Black cat


Ivan=Russian Brute

Tickets all $8

JCP @ Mareitta, OH - Ban Johnson Field - April 17, 1985

JCP @ Portsmouth, OH - Grant Middle School Gym - November 4, 1987

Ron Simmons vs. Larry Zbyszko

Brad Armstrong & Tim Horner vs. the Sheepherders

Sting vs. UWF TV Champion Terry Taylor

Michael Hayes vs. Tully Blanchard

NWA World Champion Ron Garvin & NWA TV Champion Nikita Koloff vs. Ric Flair & NWA US Champion Lex Luger
NWA @ Portsmouth, OH - Spartan Stadium - August 11, 1990

NWA US Tag Team Champions Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane defeated Brad Armstrong & Brad Anderson in a non-title match

NWA @ Portsmouth, OH - September 13, 1990

Tommy Rich pinned the Blade Hunter

The Master Blasters defeated Mike Rotunda & Tim Horner

Jackie Fulton pinned Dutch Mantel

NWA US Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated the Samoan Swat Team via disqualification

Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane defeated Brian Pillman & Tom Zenk

NWA TV Champion Arn Anderson & Sid Vicious defeated the Junkyard Dog & Brad Armstrong

NWA World Champion Sting pinned Ric Flair


WCW @ Portsmouth, OH - High School Gym - May 9, 1991

Dustin Rhodes defeated Dr. X

The Junkyard Dog & Brad Armstrong defeated Rip Morgan & Jack Victory

Bobby Eaton defeated Terrance Taylor

WCW Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin


WCW @ Portsmouth, OH - Grant Middle School Gym - November 3, 1993

Ace Troy vs. Mark Starr

Charlie Norris vs. the Equalizer

Ice Train vs. Bobby Eaton

Erik Watts vs. Paul Orndorff

Cactus Jack & Ron Simmons vs. the Colossal Kongs

Also included a 14-man, $10,000 battle royal featuring Cactus Jack, Paul Orndorff, Ron Simmons, the Shockmaster, Bobby Eaton, Erik Watts, the Colossal Kongs, Charlie Norris, Ice Train, the Equalizer, The Gambler, and Mark Starr


WCW @ Athens, OH - May 31, 1997

Glacier defeated Mortis

Dean Malenko defeated WCW Cruiserweight Champion Syxx via disqualification when Buff Bagwell interfered

The Ultimo Dragon defeated WCW TV Champion Lord Steven Regal

Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Public Enemy

Diamond Dallas Page defeated Buff Bagwell

Ric Flair & Jeff Jarrett defeated Harlem Heat


WCW @ Athens, OH - June 6, 1999

Chris Adams defeated Vampiro

Ernest Miller defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.

Juventud Guerrera defeated Kaz Hayashi

Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Hak in a hardcore match

WCW Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. & Billy Kidman defeated Chris Benoit & Chris Jericho

Sting defeated Diamond Dallas Page
The Battle Lines Are Drawn- Wilmington, OH 1/10/04
1. Three Rope Break Match: Matt Stryker defeated Alex Shelley

2. HWA Heavyweight Title Match: Nigel McGuiness defeated Cody Hawk to retain

3. Chris Sabin defeated Jimmy Jacobs

4. Four Corner Survival: Jimmy Rave defeated Caprice Coleman, Todd Sexton & Rainman

5. AJ Styles defeated Homicide

6. Scramble Match: Special K (Joey Matthews, Hydro, Dixie & Slim J) defeated The Carnage Crew (Loc & Devito) and The Ring Crew Express; After the match, Special K's new bodyguard, Abyss came down and took out both opposing teams as the rest of Special K partied.

7. ROH Tag Title Match: The Briscoes defeated Samoa Joe & Bryan Danielson to retain

8. The Second City Saints (Ace Steel, CM Punk & Colt Cabana) and The Prophecy (Christopher Daniels, Dan Maff & BJ Whitmer) fought to a No Contest when BJ Whitmer hit the referee by accident with a steel chair. After the match, the two teams continued to brawl and Lucy returned to get some revenge on BJ Whitmer with a low blow. As the show ended, CM Punk put Christopher Daniels through a table with a Pepsi Plunge, taking him out of Ring of Honor.




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