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[results] E. Texas 1955/01 - 03

Postby Hisaharu Tanabe » 2010/05/09 Sun 11:23 pm

Researchers:
Dallas: Tim Hornbaker
Ft. Worth: Rich Tito and Mike Rodgers
Houston: Jim Melby
San Antonio, Corpus Christi & Galveston: the clawmaster
plus J Michael Kenyon

1/4/55 Dallas, TX @ Sportatorium
Jimmy Blood & Duke Keomuka def Otto Kuss & Dick Raines 2/3
Kuss had to wrestle the third fall by himself because of an injury suffered by Raines
Larry Chene drew Maurice Vachon
Billy Darnell drew Polo Torres
Rocky Columbo def Leo Newman
Tony Baillargeon (Dallas debut) def Buck Weaver

1/5/55 San Antonio, TX @ Wrestlethon
Maurice Vachon def Billy Darnell via pin in the 3rd fall after a top rope knee drop
Dick Raines def Polo Torres via pin in 4:09 after a backbreaker across the knees
Tony Baillargeon def Leo Newman via pin in 6:54 after three dropkicks
Referee Otto Kuss
Buck Weaver def Duke Keomuka on a reverse decision dq in 10:33 when Keomuka refused to stop beating on Weaver
Rey Urbano def Chris Belkas with a Filipino Flip

1/6/55 Corpus Christi, TX @ Town Hall Arena
Marvin Jones & Larry Chene def Maurice Vachon & Joe Christie 2/3
Billy Darnell drew Leo Newman
Chris Belkas def Pepe Mendietta
Maurice Vachon def Larry Chene

1/11/55 Dallas, TX @ Sportatorium
Jim Blood def Bull Curry on a 3rd fall COR when Curry was brawling with Blood’s second Ted Cox
Polo Torres def Vern Taft
Larry Chene drew Billy Darnell
Tony Baillargeon def Leo Newman
Duke Keomuka def Otto Kuss
Rocky Columbo def Maurice Vachon dq

1/12/55 San Antonio, TX @ Wrestlethon
Duke Keomuka def Dick Raines with a sleeper hold in the 3rd fall
Billy Darnell drew Chris Belkas 20:00
Maurice Vachon no contest Tony Baillargeon in 3:21
Referee Otto Kuss
Rey Urbano def Bull Curry on a reverse decision dq when Bull would not stop beating on Rey
Pepe Mendietta def Leo Newman in 13:59
Att: 1,519, net gate: $2,125.75

1/13/55 Corpus Christi, TX @ Town Hall Arena
Texas Champion Polo Torres vs Maurice Vachon 2/3 90:00
Texas Junior Heavyweight Champion Larry Chene vs Leo Newman 2/3 90:00
Chris Belkas vs Tony Ross
Joe McCarthy vs Joe Christie

1/13/55 Galveston, TX @ City Auditorium
Referee Otto Kuss
Bull Curry def Rocky Columbo when referee Kuss stopped the match in the 3rd fall deciding Columbo was in no shape to continue
Referee Paul Boesch
Billy Darnell def Sheik of Araby on a 3rd fall dq
Tony Baillargeon drew Duke Keomuka 15:00 but referee Paul Boesch awarded Tony the decision
Rey Urbano def Pepe Mendietta via pin in 11:00
Att: “about 1,500”

1/18/55 Dallas, TX @ Sportatorium
No Holds Barred
Bull Curry def Jim Blood
Tony Baillargeon & Larry Chene def Joe Christie & Duke Keomuka
Billy Darnell drew Dick Raines
Maurice Vachon def Tony Ross
Polo Torres def Leo Newman
Rocky Columbo def Professor Roy Shire

1/19/55 San Antonio, TX @ Wrestlethon
Tony Baillargeon def Bull Curry on a 3rd fall dq
Billy Darnell drew Dick Raines 20:00
Rey Urbano drew Duke Keomuka 20:00
Maurice Vachon def Pepe Mendietta via pin in 6:41 after a top rope knee drop
Larry Chene def Jack Adkisson COR

1/20/55 Galveston, TX @ City Auditorium
Bull Curry def Rocky Columbo 2/3
Referee Paul Boesch
Tony Baillargeon def Sheik of Araby on a 3rd fall dq
Duke Keomuka drew Billy Darnell 15:00
Rey Urbano def Jack Adkission in 10:00

1/25/55 Dallas, TX @ Sportatorium
benefit for the March of Dimes, contributing almost $8,000 to the fund
Bull Curry def Don Eagle (Dallas debut) on a 3rd fall dq
Duke Keomuka & Danny Savich def Tony Baillargeon & Larry Chene
Maurice Vachon def Pete Mendietta (sub Ray Gunkel)
Rocky Columbo def Jim Blood dq
Billy Two Rivers def Vern Taft dq
large crowd in attendance

1/26/55 San Antonio, TX @ Wrestlethon
Referee Otto Kuss
Bull Curry no contest Dick Raines in 7:00
Don Eagle def Maurice Vachon 2/3
Billy Two Rivers drew Tony Baillargeon in 6:34 when Two Rivers refused to accept the victory because Tony could not continue due to an injured leg
Pierre LaSalle drew Billy Darnell 20:00
Larry Chene def Pepe Mendietta via pin in 17:35 with a reverse jack knife

1/27/55 Corpus Christi, TX @ Town Hall Arena
Marvin Jones & Otto Kuss vs Maurice Vachon & Joe Christie 2/3 90:00
Don Eagle vs Professor Roy Shire 20:00
Larry Chene vs Pierre LaSalle
Billy Two Rivers vs Pepe Mendietta

1/27/55 Galveston, TX @ City Auditorium
Bull Curry ddq The Sheik of Araby in 3rd fall
Polo Torres def Danny Savich on a 3rd fall dq when Savich refused to release a half crab hold
Rocky Columbo drew Tony Baillargeon
Billy Darnell drew Bob McCune (sub Vern Taft) 15:00
Ray Gunkel def Leo Mewman via pin in 10:00 after a right hand to Newman’s jaw
Att: “almost 2,000”

1/28/55 Fort Worth
Bull Curry vs Rocky Columbo
Don Eagle & Billy Two Rivers vs Danny Savich & Duke Keomuka
Also: Larry Chene, Roy Shire, Maurice Vachon, Joe McCarthy

2/1/55 Dallas, TX @ Sportatorium
Bull Curry def Ray Gunkel 2/3
Larry Chene no contest Danny Savich in 3rd fall
Don Eagle def Sheik of Araby
Billy Two Rivers drew Maurice Vachon
Rocky Columbo def Professor Roy Shire
Tony Baillargeon drew Duke Keomuka

2/2/55 San Antonio, TX @ Wrestlethon
Referee Marvin Jones
Bull Curry def Otto Kuss 2/3
Don Eagle drew Billy Darnell 20:00
Rey Urbano drew Joe Christie 20:00
The Sheik of Araby def Larry Chene in 10:07
Chris Belkas drew Pierre LaSalle 15:00

2/3/55 Corpus Christi, TX @ Town Hall Arena
Don Eagle vs Joe Christie 2/3 90:00
Texas Champion Polo Torres vs Pierre LaSalle 20:00
Billy Two Rivers vs Larry Chene
Maurice Vachon vs Otto Kuss
Referee Marvin Jones

2/3/55 Galveston, TX @ City Auditorium
No Referee
Bull Curry def Sheik of Araby 2/3
Danny Savich & Duke Keomuka def Rocky Columbo & Billy Darnell when Keomuka pinned Darnell in the 3rd fall
Vern Taft drew Ray Gunkel 15:00
Rey Urbano def Chris Belkas in 12:00

2/8/55 Dallas, TX @ Sportatorium
Duke Keomuka & Danny Savich def Tony Baillargeon & Larry Chene 2/3
Don Eagle def Bull Curry on a 3rd fall dq
Ray Gunkel def Roy Graham
Bob “Mr. America” McCune def Jim Blood
Rocky Columbo drew Maurice Vachon

2/9/55 San Antonio, TX @ Wrestlethon
Tony Baillargeon def Maurice Vachon on a 3rd fall COR
Rey Urbano def Pierre LaSalle
Sheik of Araby def Dick Raines dq
Chris Belkas def Larry Chene
Referees Bull Curry & Dick Raines
Att: 1,711, net gate: 2,193.09

2/10/55 Corpus Christi, TX @ Town Hall
Otto Kuss & Larry Chene def Maurice Vachon & Joe Christie on a 3rd fall dq
Tony Baillargeon def Pierre LaSalle
Mr America Bob McCune drew Rey Urbano
Larry Chene def Maurice Vachon

2/10/55 Galveston, TX @ City Auditorium
Bull Curry def Duke Keomuka 2/3
Danny Savich def Rocky Columbo 2/3
Ray Gunkel drew Sheik of Araby 15:00
Billy Darnell def Vern Taft via pin in 9:00
Att: “approximately 1,100”

2/15/55 Dallas, TX @ Sportatorium
Duke Keomuka def Bull Curry 2/3 after Curry was hit by a chair by Duke’s second Danny Savich. Curry was carried from the ring.
Ray Gunkel def Danny Savich on a 3rd fall dq when Duke Keomuka interfered
Larry Chene def Rey Urbano
Tony Baillargeon drew Maurice Vachon
Tonina (Dallas debut) def Joe McCarthy
Note: Tonina was billed as being 260 pounds from Mexico.

2/16/55 San Antonio, TX @ Wrestlethon
Referee Dick Raines
Bull Curry def Otto Kuss 2/3
Tony Baillargeon def Rey Urbano via pin in 14:01 after a series of dropkicks
Tonina (sub Billy Darnell) def Pierre LaSalle dq in 4:09 when Maurice Vachon interfered
Tonina def Chris Belkas via pin in 6:30
Maurice Vachon drew Larry Chene 15:00
Net gate: $2,645.87

2/17/55 Corpus Christi, TX @ Town Hall Arena
Bull Curry def Joe Christie 2/3
Larry Chene def Bob Mr America McCune
Maurice Vachon def Rey Urbano

2/17/55 Galveston, TX @ City Auditorium
Danny Savich & Sheik of Araby def Rocky Columbo & Big Humphrey on a 2nd fall dq
Rocky Columbo def Danny Savich dq in 10:00
Sheik of Araby drew Big Humphrey (sub Billy Darnell) 20:00
Tonina def Joe McCarthy in 15:00
Duke Keomuka drew Pierre LaSalle 15:00

2/20/55 Texas City, TX @ City Auditorium
Texas Junior Heavyweight Champion Larry Chene def Danny Savich 2/3
No Time Limit
Tonina & Joe Christie def Paul Boesch & Bob McCune
Bob McCune def Tonina
Paul Boesch def Joe Christie dq

2/22/55 Dallas, TX @ Sportatorium
Loser Leaves Town
Otto Kuss def Jim Blood 25:00
Danny Savich def Bull Curry
Tonina def Duke Keomuka dq
Larry Chene drew Maurice Vachon
Ray Gunkel def Sheik of Araby
Tony Baillargeon def Leo Newman

2/23/55 San Antonio, TX @ Wrestlethon
Tonina def Duke Keomuka 2-0
Tony Baillargeon drew Larry Chene 20:00
Pierre LaSalle def Bob McCune via pin in 10:13
Rocky Columbo drew Maurice Vachon 20:00
Rey Urbano def Billy Darnell in 6:20
Att: “Full House”, net gate: $2,794.35

2/24/55 Corpus Christi, TX @ Town Hall Arena
Bull Curry def Tony Baillargeon 2/3
Larry Chene def Maurice Vachon
Bob McCune def Leo Newman
Vern Taft def Joe McCarthy

2/24/55 Galveston, TX @ City Auditorium
Rocky Columbo def Sheik of Araby 2/3
One Fall to a Finish
Tonina & Big Humphrey def Danny Savich & Joe Christie when Tonina pinned Savich in 17:00
Danny Savich drew Big Humphrey 15:00
Referee Otto Kuss
Tonina def Joe Christie dq in 9:00
Paul Boesch (sub Billy Darnell) drew Pierre LaSalle 15:00
Att: 1,000

3/1/55 Dallas, TX @ Sportatorium
Loser Leaves Town, 10-round “Australian” style match
Bull Curry def Danny Savich by decision in the fifth fall
Curry won the second, fourth and fifth rounds
Duke Keomuka def Tony Baillargeon
Larry Chene def Tommy Phelps
Big Humphrey drew Sheik of Araby
Tonina def Maurice Vachon dq
Sheik of Araby & Maurice Vachon def Big Humphrey & Tonina

3/2/55 San Antonio, TX @ Wrestlethon
NWA Champion Lou Thesz def Bull Curry on a 3rd fall dq
Tonina def Leo Newman in 6:49 with a Mexican mash
Otto Kuss def Pierre LaSalle in 6:10 with a figure four head scissors
Rocky Columbo drew Maurice Vachon 30:00
Larry Chene def Buck Weaver in 10:28 with a jack knife cradle

3/3/55 Corpus Christi, TX @ Town Hall Arena
Duke Keomuka def Bull Curry 2/3
Billy Darnell def Maurice Vachon
Rey Urbano def Bob McCune
Larry Chene drew Tony Baillargeon

3/3/55 Galveston, TX @ City Auditorium
Referee Marvin Jones, Australian Rules Match
Joe Christie def Rocky Columbo 2/3 in 7th round
Tonina def Sheik of Araby 2-0, 1st fall by dq
Pierre LaSalle def Joe McCarthy via pin in 11:00
Big Humphrey def Leo Newman by referee’s decision in 15:00

3/8/55 Dallas, TX @ Sportatorium
Bull Curry def Duke Keomuka on a 3rd fall COR
Curry won the second fall by disqualification and reportedly lost a tooth in the bout
Larry Chene def Tommy Phelps COR
Tonina def Joe Christie dq
The Sheik def Leo Newman
Tony Baillargeon def Bob McCune

3/9/55 San Antonio, TX @ Wrestlethon
Tonina def Bull Curry on a 3rd fall dq when Duke Keomuka interfered
Rocky Columbo def Maurice Vachon (sub Larry Chene) in 2:31
Vern Taft def Leo Nowman (sub Maurice Vachon) in 7:13
Duke Keomuka def Joe McCarthy with a sleeper hold in 14:20
Billy Darnell drew Pierre LaSalle 15:00

3/10/55 Corpus Christi, TX @ Town Hall Arena
Joe Christie def Duke Keomuka 2/3
Rey Urbano def Vern Taft dq
Tony Baillargeon def Steve Belkas
Billy Darnell drew Sheik of Araby

3/10/55 Galveston, TX @ City Auditorium
Larry Chene & Rocky Columbo def Bull Curry & Marvin Jones in 11:00 when Chene pinned Jones with a reverse jack knife cradle
Pierre LaSalle & Maurice Vachon & Leo Newman def Paul Boesch & Joe McCarthy & Tonina
Bull Curry def Larry Chene via pin in 11:00
Rocky Columbo def Marvin Jones via pin in 19:00 after a series of drop kicks
Tonina def Pierre LaSalle dq in 7:00
Maurice Vachon def Paul Boesch by submission in 9:00 with a double arm stretch
Leo Newman def Joe McCarthy via pin in 12:00 after a series of backbreakers
Att: 1,400

3/15/55 Dallas, TX @ Sportatorium
Texas Brass Knuckles Champion Bull Curry def Joe Christie 2/3
Texas State Junior Heavyweight Champion Larry Chene def Duke Keomuka dq when Keomuka put his stomach claw referee Otto Kuss
Tommy Phelps def Tonina
Billy Darnell drew The Sheik
Vern Taft def Bob McCune

3/16/55 San Antonio, TX @ Wrestlethon
Bull Curry & Duke Keomuka def Tonina & Rocky Columbo when Keomuka def Columbo with the sleeper hold in the 3rd fall
Rey Urbano drew Vern Taft 20:00
Billy Darnell def Sheik of Araby dq
Larry Chene def Tommy Phelps via pin in 17:30 after a dropkick
Leo Newman drew Chris Belkas 15:00
Att: 2,000+

3/17/55 Corpus Christi, TX @ Town Hall Arena
Otto Kuss (sub NWA Champion Lou Thesz) def Joe Christie utc
Tonina vs Vern Taft
Rey Urbano vs Sheik of Araby
Tony Baillargeon vs Billy Darnell

3/17/55 Galveston, TX @ City Auditorium
No Time Limit
Brass Knuckles Champion Bull Curry def Ray Gunkel on a 3rd fall dq
Paul Boesch & Jose Castillo & Rocky Columbo & Larry Chene vs Pierre LaSalle & Maurice Vachon & Leo Newman & Bob McCune
Paul Boesch vs Pierre LaSalle
Bob McCune vs Rocky Columbo
Jose Castillo vs Leo Newman
Larry Chene vs Maurice Vachon

3/22/55 Dallas, TX @ Sportatorium
Duke Keomuka def Paul Boesch after Boesch suffered a stomach injury
Tommy Phelps def Joe Christie 2/3
Tonina def Vern Taft
Larry Chene def Billy Darnell
Ray Gunkel def The Sheik
att: 6,000

3/23/55 San Antonio, TX @ Wrestlethon
Referee Otto Kuss
Duke Keomuka def Rocky Columbo dq
Tonina def Sheik of Araby 2-0
Ray Gunkel drew Rey Urbano 20:00
Larry Chene drew Chris Belkas 20:00
Joe Christie def Vern Taft via pin in 13:59
Att: 1,501

3/24/55 Corpus Christi, TX @ Town Hall Arena
Joe Christie def Otto Kuss 2/3
Tonina def Tony Baillargeon
Tarzan Mike def Rey Urbano
Sheik of Araby def Vern Taft

3/24/55 Galveston, TX @ City Auditorium
Brass Knuckles Champion Bull Curry def Ray Gunkel on a 3rd fall dq
Maurice Vachon def Rocky Columbo in 15:00 to win the 8 Man Battle Royal purse of $250
Larry Chene def Bob McCune in 11:00
Paul Boesch def Jack Kennedy in 8:00
Jose Castillo def Leo Newman via pin in 11:00

3/29/55 Dallas, TX @ Sportatorium
Duke Keomuka def Ray Gunkel on a 3rd fall dq when Gunkel hit referee Jack Kennedy
Tarzan Mike def Tommy Phelps in less than 3:00
Cyclone Anaya def Bob McCune
Larry Chene def Leo Newman
Ronnie Etchison def Joe Christie by decision

3/30/55 San Antonio, TX @ Wrestlethon
Bull Curry def Rocky Columbo 2/3
Cyclone Anaya def Sheik of Araby
Ronnie Etchison def Joe Christie via pin in 7:59 after a giant swing
Duke Keomuka def Rey Urbano with a sleeper hold in 7:59
Larry Chene def Chris Belkas via pin in 19:52
Att: 1,515

3/31/55 Corpus Christi, TX @ Town Hall Arena
Cyclone Anaya def Joe Christie on a 3rd fall dq
Tarzan Mike def Bob McCune via pin
Tonina def Rey Urbano via pin
Tony Baillargeon def Jose Castillo via pin after an airplane spin

3/31/55 Galveston, TX @ City Auditorium
Bull Curry & Maurice Vachon vs Ray Gunkel & Rocky Columbo 2/3 60:00
Texas Junior Heavyweight Champion Larry Chene vs Willie Love 2/3 90:00
Ronnie Etchison vs Herb Parks 15:00
Raul Zapata vs Leo Newman 15:00

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