|Monday November 6, 1961
Buddy Rogers v.s. "Crusher" Lisowski
Bearcat Wright & Sweet Daddy Siki
Ronnie & Donnie Fargo
Bruno Sammartino v.s. Nicoli Volkoff
Ace Freeman & Zivko Kovalic
Alex Kostopoulos v.s. Gypsy Joe
Haystacks Calhoun & Carlo Milano
Mickey Sharp & Wild Red Berry
Argentina Apollo v.s. Johnny Kace
Brown Panther & Tiny Tim
Sky Low Low & Peewee James
|The following newspaper article comes from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
It is being used for historical preservation purposes only.
November 6, 1961
Lisowski, Rogers Battle To Draw Before 8,564
Both Score Falls in 45-Minute match at Civic Auditorium
Crusher Lisowski, the rugged Polishman from Milwaukee, grappled
Buddy Rogers, world heavyweight champion, to a draw in the 45-
minute main match of Toots Mondt's all-star wrestling show before a
crowd of 8,564 at the Civic Auditorium last night. The gross gate was
The Crusher had Rogers reeling from a head lock which he held
for almost 20 minutes.
The Champion, after breaking the hold, threw Lisowski out of the
ring, injuring Crusher's leg. In this condition, the Crusher, fell easy
prey to a stepover leg lock at 24:30 for the first fall.
The Crusher, at 8:15, scored the second fall with "The Claw". Near
the end of the match, the Crusher was working Rogers over fairly
well, but time ran out.
The Kangaroos, world tag team champs from Australia, scored
two falls to beat the team of Ace Freeman and Zivko Kovacic.
A forth tag team match saw the duo of Bearcat Wright and Sweet
Daddy Siki, Jamaican title holders, scored two straight falls over
Donnie and Ronnie Fargo - the Blond Bombs.
Alexandros Kostopoulos, 225, of Athens, Greece, scored his
second straight quick win when he flopped Gypsie Joe, 225, at 2:24
with a body slam and press.
In a funny joust, the midget team of Brown Panther and Tiny Tim
scored straight falls over Sky Low Low and Peewee James. The
first pin came at 7:05 and the second at 6:41.
Haystack Calhoun, a mere 601-pounder, made a one-man match
out of a tag team match when he fell on Micky Sharp and blunted
him at 7:33. Calhoun's partner was Carlo Milano, while Red Berry was
the comedian along with Sharp.
In the opener, Vittorio Apollo, 223, Argentina, subdued Johnny
Kace, 232, Chicago, with an Argentine Crab at 10:47.
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