|Monday February 5, 1962
|The following newspaper article oriniinally appeared in the
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. It it posted here for historic
preservation purposes only.
|Rogers Takes Valentine, Crusher Cops
Buddy Rogers won two out three falls to defeat Johnny Valentine
in the main bout of the wrestling show before 10,850 fans at the Civic
Auditorium last night.
Rogers won the first fall in 12:45 with a choke hold. Valentine
copped the second fall at 10:30 but Rogers scored the deciding fall
at 2:16 with a body press.
Crusher Lisowski defeated Bruno Sammartino in the third and
deciding fall when the referee disqualified Bruno for failing to get back
into the ring. The time of the ruling was 5:36. Each had scored one
In a tag match the Kangaroos defeated Argentine Apollo and
Carl Milano on 12:22.
Ace Freeman whipped Chet Wallick in 9:35 and Shorty Baba
tossed Fred Adkins in 3:50. Moose Cholak disposed of Big Daddy Siki
In another tag team match Zivko Kovacic and Steve Novak defeated
John Kace and Nick Volkoff in two out of three falls.
The Bonecracker flattened Miguel Torres in 2:28; John Defazio put
away Gypsy Joe in 8:23 and Alex Kostopoulos defeated Billy Fox