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[results] Abilene, TX 1953/08 - 1955/12

Postby Hisaharu Tanabe » 2007/06/22 Fri 11:35 pm

Courtesy of J Michael Kenyon

Abilene TX: August 3, 1953
(Fair Park Arena) ... Dory Funk beat Baron Kurt Von Poppenheim (18:00, cnc) ... Cowboy Carlson beat Cyclone Anaya (2-1, dq) ... Ray (Big Train) Clements beat Billy Weidner (2-0, dq) ... Referee: Tommy Martindale ... Promoter: Benny Wilson ... NOTE: Funk's spinning toe hold put Von Poppenheim's knee out of commission.

Abilene TX: August 10, 1953
(Fair Park Arena) ... Cyclone Anaya beat Baron Kurt Von Poppenheim (2-1) ... (Ladies) Carol Carota beat Ella Waldek ... Dory Funk & Cowboy Carlson drew Tommy Martindale & Bob Cummings (30:00, 1-1)

Abilene TX: August 17, 1953
(Fair Park Arena) ... (Battle Royal Finale) Dory Funk beat Cowboy Carlson (2-0) ... Tommy Martindale beat Bob Cummings (2-1) ... Cyclone Anaya drew Billy Weidner ... First Out: Ace Abbott ... NOTE: The winner, Funk, earned a match the following week with Gorgeous George.

Abilene TX: August 24, 1953
(Fair Park Arena) ... Gorgeous George drew Dory Funk (60:00, 1-1) ... Cyclone Anya beat Ace Abbott (sub for Bob Cummings) (2-1, dq) ... Tommy Martindale drew Cowboy Carlson (12:00, dcor) ... NOTE: "George took the first fall with a flying headlock and Funk evened it up with a spinning toe hold. Then the two grappled the remaining 24 minutes of their match with George staving off another toe hold by Funk at the bell." -- Abilene TX Reporter-News, Aug. 25, 1953

OLIVER'S TWISTS

(By Don Oliver, Abilene TX Reporter-News, Thursday, August 27, 1953)

With proper apologies to our good friend Benny Wilson, the local wrestling mogul, we weren't very impressed with Gorgeous George in his mat performance at the local arena Monday night.

Take away the fancy hair-do, the various-hued robes, the stooge valet with the fly spray and you've got George Wagner, a sub-par wrestler, but one who is nearing the million-dollar bracket in the grunt-and-groan business merely because of these extra frillsl.

Wagner was just another wrestler a few years ago until he came upon the idea of going Hollywood with his act. The new gimmick was just what fans needed to go with the facial contortions and body slams seen at the wrestling arenas around the country. It afforded them a chance to hoot at a brawny fellow who cast convention aside and dressed and acted in the exact opposite of what most he-men are supposed to do.

The Gorgeous One, as we said before, isn't even a good wrestler. He bounces a little higher than most, groans a bit louder, but when it gets down to the knuckle-thumping, can't hold his own with Dory Funk, Cyclone Anaya or a half-dozen other muscle men who parade into the local arena every Monday night.

However, what counts most is the bank book, and George has got a ton loaded away for a rainy day. We've heard that he gets $1,500 a night for displaying his act around the country. Multiply this by some 200 working nights a year and it amounts to quite a bit of green stuff.

Benny himself told us that Wagner is nearing the million-mile mark on commercial airliners this year. That in itself is an indication of his drawing power.

But, as a friend remarked to us during his Monday night exhibition, "We'd hate to be hungry enough to do that for a living." On this we heartily agree!

[ED. NOTE -- One of the reasons, methinks, that Americans have been so monumentally dumbed down over the years is that most of the newspaper articles they read -- TV and radio get no pass here, either -- are crammed with factual errors. This dunce-columnist also spelled George's last name "Waggoner" throughout the entire piece.]

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Abilene TX: August 31, 1953
(Fair Park Arena) ... Cyclone Anaya & Tommy Martindale & Glen Detton (sub for Bill Sledge) beat Dory Funk & Cowboy Carlson & Ace Abbott ... Cyclone Anaya beat Dory Funk (3:40) ... Cowboy Carlson drew Tommy Martindale (20:00) ... Ace Abbott beat Glen Detton (sub for Bill Sledge) (11:00) ... NOTE: Glen Detton may have used the name "Gene" Detton during his west Texas sojourn ... Funk lost his preliminary bout to Anaya's cobra twist in three minutes, 40 seconds flat.

Abilene TX: September 7, 1953
(Fair Park Arena) ... (Southwest States Tag Title*) Tommy Martindale & Cyclone Anaya beat Dory Funk & Cowboy Carlson (2-1) ... Ace Abbott beat Billy Weidner (18:00, cnc) ... Dory Funk beat Tommy Martindale ... Cowboy Carlson beat Cyclone Anaya ... NOTE: "On the way to the dressing room, Cowboy Carlson grabbed the (tag title) trophy from Anaya, threw it to the floor and 'busted it to pieces,' promoter Benny Wilson said." -- Abilene TX Reporter-News, Sept. 8, 1953

Abilene TX: September 14, 1953
(Fair Park Arena) ... Cowboy Carlson & Ace Abbott beat Tommy Martindale & Cyclone Anaya (2-1) ... Billy Weidner drew Bill Sledge (20:00) ... (Ladies) Millie Stafford beat Carol Carota ... NOTE: Tag title of Martindale & Anaya not at stake.

Abilene TX: September 21, 1953
(Fair Park Arena) ... (Ladies) Mildred Burke beat Millie Stafford (2-1) ... Ivan Kalmikoff beat Bill Fletcher (12:00) ... Tommy Martindale beat Ace Abbott (dq) ... Cyclone Anaya vs Bill Sledge ... NOTE: Ace Abbott injured Cyclone Anaya (mild ankle sprain) beforehand, so Anaya-Sledge bout did not happen.

BURKE RETAINS FEM MAT TITLE

(Abilene TX Reporter-News, Tuesday, September 22, 1953)

Mildred Burke successfully defended her world's wrestling championship at Fair Park Arena Monday night, making a comeback to whip challenger Millie Stafford in the last two falls of the match.

Miss Stafford won the first fall in 14 minutes with an airplane spin but Miss Burke evened things up in 11 minutes of the second with an arm flip and body pin. The deciding fall came three minutes deep in the third with Miss Burke using a reverse jack knife for the verdict.

Ivan Kalmikoff made his return to the arena a good one by trimming newcomer Bill Fletcher in the third preliminary bout. Kalmikoff used a turnbuckle slam to win in 12 minutes.

Abilene's Ace Abbott was disqualified in his match with Tommy Martindale for rough tactics and then disrupted the other preliminary bout by putting Cyclone Anaya out of commission before his match with Bill Sledge.

Abbott was disqualified by referee Richard Moody for repeatedly slamming Martindale into the ring turnbuckle and for fighting outside the ring.

Abbott continued the rhubarb with the referee, police and promoter Benny Wilson as Anaya and Sledge entered the ring and then turned on Anaya, throwing him out of the ring and twisting his ankle. Anaya suffered a mild ankle sprain and could not wrestle, with the commissioner calling his bout with Sledge "no contest."

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Abilene TX: September 28, 1953
(Fair Park Arena) ... Tommy Martindale (sub for Cyclone Anaya) & Jack Curtis beat Ace Abbott & Bill Sledge (2-1) ... Jack Curtis vs Bob Geigel ... Cyclone Anaya vs Ace Abbott ... Tommy Martindale vs Bill Sledge ... NOTE: Anaya probably was put out of commission by Abbott in their preliminary bout, as he was not present in the main event ... The newspaper did not have complete results.

Abilene TX: October 5, 1953
(Fair Park Arena) ... Gorgeous George beat Jack Curtis (2-1) ... Ace Abbott beat Tommy Martindale (2-1) ... Bill Fletcher beat Bob Geigel (dq) ... NOTE: Ticket prices hiked to $1.80 and $1.20 ... "George copped the first fall in 17 minutes with a Gorgeous George special head lock and won the match in the third after Curtis had evened things up with a chin snap and knee lift. George used a reverse wrist lock to win the deciding fall in 12 minutes."

Abilene TX: October 12, 1953
(Fair Park Arena) ... Jack Curtis & Bill Fletcher & Billy Weidner beat Ivan Kalmikoff & Ace Abbott & Bob Geigel (2-1, dq) ... Jack Curtis beat Bob Geigel (13:00) ... Ace Abbott beat Bill Fletcher ... Billy Weidner vs Ivan Kalmikoff beat Billy Weidner (12:00)

Abilene TX: October 19, 1953
(Fair Park Arena) ... Ivan Kalmikoff & Ace Abbott beat Jack Curtis & George Curtis (2-1) ... Jesse James beat Karol Krauser (2-0, dq) ... Referee: Glen Detton ... NOTE: The Curtis brothers did not have their Southwest States tag belts at stake.

Abilene TX: October 26, 1953
(Fair Park Arena) ... Ivan Kalmikoff beat George Curtis (2-1) ... Karol Krauser beat Bill Fletcher (2-1) ... Jesse James drew Jack Curtis

Abilene TX: November 2, 1953
(Fair Park Arena) ... Jack Curtis & George Curtis beat Ivan Kalmikoff & Karol Krauser (2-1, dq) ... Referees: Glen Detton, Billy Weidner ... Jesse James beat Bill Fletcher (2-1)

Abilene TX: November 9, 1953
(Fair Park Arena) ... Dory Funk (of Flying Mare Ranch) beat Polo Cordova (2-1) ... Harold Sakata (as Mr. Sakata) beat George Curtis (2-1) ... Johnny James beat Buck Lipscomb (dq)

Abilene TX: November 16, 1953
(Fair Park Arena) ... Harold Sakata (as Mr. Sakata) beat George Curtis (2-1) ... (Ladies) Babs Wingo beat Kathleen Wimbley ... Polo Cordova & Chico Bonales beat Johnny James & Bill Fletcher (30:00, 1-0, only fall) ... NOTE: The negro girls drew a "sellout" crowd ... Fletcher was knocked out by Bonales in 21 minutes of the opener.

Abilene TX: November 23, 1953
(Fair Park Arena) ... Jack Curtis & George Curtis beat Harold Sakata (as Mr. Sakata) & Buck Lipscomb (2-0, dq) ... Polo Cordova beat Frank Murdoch (as Frank Murdock) (2-1, dq) ... NOTE: The Curtis brothers' tag belts are on the line.

Abilene TX: November 30, 1953
(Fair Park Arena) ... Ivan Kalmikoff & Karol Krauser & Buck Lipscomb & Harold Sakata (as Mr. Sakata) beat Johnny James & Jesse James & Jack Curtis & George Curtis (3-1) ... Referee: Gene Blakely (as Gene Blackley) ... Karol Krauser beat Jesse James ... Harold Sakata (as Mr. Sakata) beat Johnny James ... George Curtis beat Ivan Kalmikoff ... Jack Curtis beat Buck Lipscomb ... NOTE: "The main bout will go for an hour with the team which has won the most falls in that period sharing the pot, $800, in addition to 40 percent of the gate." -- Abilene TX Reporter-News, Nov. 30, 1953

Abilene TX: December 7, 1953
(Fair Park Arena) ... Roger Mackay drew Harold Sakata (as Mr. Sakata) (1-1, dcor) ... Frank Murdoch (as Frank Murdock) vs Jack Curtis (of Vicksburg MS) ... George Curtis vs Chico Bonales ... NOTE: Jack and George Curtis shared the Southwest States tag team title until recently.

Abilene TX: December 14, 1953
(Fair Park Arena) ... Harold Sakata (as Mr. Sakata) beat Jack Curtis (2-1) ... Roger Mackay beat Bob Cummings (2-1) ... Jesse James beat George Overhuls (14:00, DQ) ... (Special Grudge Match) Harold Sakata (as Mr. Sakata) beat Roger Mackay (Judges' Decision, 2-1)

Abilene TX: December 21, 1953
(Fair Park Arena) ... Ace Freeman & Al Getz beat Harold Sakata (as Mr. Sakata) & Karol Krauser (2-1) ... Buck Lipscomb beat Billy Weidner (sub for George Overhuls) (2-1) ... Harold Sakata (as Mr. Sakata) drew Ace Freeman (20:00) ... Karol Krauser beat Al Getz (11:00) ... NOTE: Getz returns, reminding locals that he was the initial Southwest States junior heavyweight champion some two or three years back ... The Abilene Evening Lions Club realizes some $800 for underprivileged children from the special charity show.

Abilene TX: December 28, 1953
(Fair Park Arena) ... Bob Cummings beat Prince Maiava (2-1, dq) ... Referee: Gene Blakely (as Gene Blackley) ... Harold Sakata (as Mr. Sakata) beat Ace Freeman (2-1) ... Al Getz beat Buck Lipscomb ... NOTE: Maiava "entertained ringside fans with a sword dance, walked on upright nails and had his feet tickled with burning cigars." -- Abilene TX Reporter-News, Dec. 29, 1953
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Postby Hisaharu Tanabe » 2007/06/23 Sat 6:46 pm

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Abilene TX: January 4, 1954
(Fair Park Arena) ... Dory Funk beat Harold Sakata (as Mr. Sakata) (2-0) ... Ivan Kalmikoff & Karol Krauser beat Tommy Martindale & Roger Mackay (2-1) ... Karol Krauser beat Tommy Martindale ... Roger Mackay beat Ivan Kalmikoff ... NOTE: Funk defended the Southwest States junior heavy title.

Abilene TX: January 11, 1954
(Fair Park Arena) ... (Ladies) Betty Hawkins beat Barbara Baker ... Roger Mackay beat Karol Krauser (2-1, dq) ... Ivan Kalmikoff beat Ace Freeman (dq) ... Herb Parks drew George Overhuls (15:00)

Abilene TX: January 18, 1954
(Fair Park Arena) ... Ivan Kalmikoff & Karol Krauser beat Roger Mackay & Ace Freeman (2-1) ... Bob Geigel beat George Overhuls (2-1) ... Frank Murdoch (as Frank Murdock) drew Herb Parks (nc) ... NOTE: Ticket prices were $1.50 ringside, $1 general admission and kids 60 cents ... Kalmikoff & Krauser were defending the Southwest States tag team title ... Deputy wrestling commissioner Clell Whitsell fined Murdoch and Parks $25 each for fighting outside the ring and ordered that their purse be held up until rematched the following week.

Abilene TX: January 25, 1954
(Fair Park Arena) ... Ace Freeman beat Bob Geigel (2-1) ... George Overhuls beat Al Getz (of Pittsburgh PA) (2-0) ... Herb Parks beat Frank Murdoch (as Frank Murdock) (6:00) ... Whitey Whittler beat Billy Weidner (17:00)

Abilene TX: February 1, 1954
(Fair Park Arena) ... Ivan Kalmikoff & Karol Krauser beat Dory Funk & Ace Freeman (2-1) ... Roy Shire w/Bobby Wallace beat George Overhuls (2-0) ... Karol Krauser drew Ace Freeman ... Dory Funk beat Ivan Kalmikoff ... NOTE: The Southwest States tag title is not at stake.

Abilene TX: February 8, 1954
(Fair Park Arena) ... Roy Shire w/Bobby Wallace beat Dory Funk (2-1) ... Ivan Kalmikoff & Karol Krauser beat Ace Freeman & Herb Parks ... Herb Parks beat Glen Detton (as Gene Detton) ... Ace Freeman beat Billy Weidner ... NOTE: The winners of the two preliminary bouts were carded to meet the Russians in the tag-team feature.

Abilene TX: February 15, 1954
(Fair Park Arena) ... Roy Shire w/Bobby Wallace beat Ace Freeman (2-1, cor) ... Ricki Starr beat Whitey Whittler (2-1) ... Tommy Martindale beat Benny Trudell (31:00) ... NOTE: Shire's "manager," Bobby Wallace, reportedly brawled with some 30 spectators afterward until police intervened.

Abilene TX: February 22, 1954
(Fair Park Arena) ... Ricki Starr & Tommy Martindale beat Karol Krauser & Ivan Kalmikoff (2-0, dq) ... Roy Shire w/Bobby Wallace drew Luis Martinez (1-1, nc) ... Ricki Starr drew Karol Krauser (15:00) ... Tommy Martindale drew Ivan Kalmikoff (15:00) ... Referee: Al Getz ... NOTE: Krauser & Kalmikoff's Southwest States tag belt not at stake ... They are billed as "The Terrible KKs"

Abilene TX: March 1, 1954
(Fair Park Arena) ... Roy Shire w/Bobby Wallace vs Luis Martinez ... Referee: Bob Geigel ... Ricki Starr vs Benny Trudell ... Ace Abbott vs Whitey Whittler ... NOTE: Geigel said to have been "recently commissioned (as a) referee following a wrestling injury which precludes his appearance as a competitor."

Abilene TX: March 8, 1954
(Fair Park Arena) ... Ricki Starr beat Benny Trudell (2-1) ... (Midgets) Little Beaver beat Mighty Schultz ... Luis Martinez beat George Overhuls (16:00) ... Ace Abbott beat Whitey Whittler (14:00)

Abilene TX: March 15, 1954
(Fair Park Arena, att. 1,900) ... Dory Funk beat Luis Martinez (2-1) ... Ricki Starr beat Tony Morelli (19:00, cor) ... Tim Geohagen beat Whitey Whittler (14:00) ... Ace Abbott beat Glen Detton (as Gene Detton) (17:00) ... NOTE: Funk retains his Southwest States junior heavy crown.

Abilene TX: March 22, 1954
(Fair Park Arena) ... Roy Shire & Bobby Wallace beat Dory Funk & Ace Abbott (2-1) ... Tim Geohagen beat Billy Weidner (2-0) ... Bill Parks drew George Overhuls

Abilene TX: March 29, 1954
(Fair Park Arena) ... Roy Shire w/Bobby Wallace vs Tim Geohagen ... Dory Funk vs Bill Parks ... (Midgets) Tom Thumb vs Karl Kruger (sub for Little Beaver) ... Salvador Flores vs George Overhuls

Abilene TX: April 5, 1954
(Fair Park Arena) ... Roy Shire & Bobby Wallace beat Dory Funk & Luis Martinez (2-1) ... Tim Geohagen beat Bill Parks (2-1, dq) ... Billy Weidner beat George Overhuls (15:00, cnc) ... NOTE: Overhuls reportedly suffered a pulled neck ligament from a Weidner full Nelson and could not continue ... The Luis Martinez Wrestling Fan Club, perportedly 800 strong in four West Texas cities, presents their idol with a handmade jacket ... The club has chapters in Abilene, Anson, San Angelo and Borger

Abilene TX: April 12, 1954
(Fair Park Arena) ... Roy Shire w/Bobby Wallace drew Luis Martinez (60:00, 1-1) ... Ace Abbott beat Tony Morelli (dq) ... Bob Cummings drew Bill Parks (20:00) ... NOTE: The Luis Martinez Fan Club holds a tea for their man this afternoon in the ballroom of the Windsor Hotel ... Martha Raber is head of the Abilene branch of the club.

Abilene TX: April 19, 1954
(Fair Park Arena) ... Luis Martinez beat Bill Parks (2-0) ... Tony Morelli beat Ricki Starr (2-1) ... Ace Abbott drew Danny O'Rourke (13:00, dcor) ... NOTE: O'Rourke billed as a "former football player at West Point, Arizona State of Tempe, and several other colleges. O'Rourke was encouraged to go in for pro wrestling after winning the 13th Naval District middleweight championship while serving in World War II." -- Abilene TX Reporter-News, Apr. 19, 1954

Abilene TX: April 26, 1954
(Fair Park Arena) ... Tony Morelli & Bob Cummings beat Ricki Starr & Luis Martinez (2-1) ... (Ladies) Mildred Burke beat Bonnie Watson (2-1) ... Ace Abbott beat Dory Detton (sub for Danny O'Rourke) (2-1) ... NOTE: "Watson captured the first fall in 14 minutes with a series of throat chops but Burke took 14 minutes to even the bout with a series of Irish whips and applied a flying reverse crab in two minutes for the match." -- Abilene TX Reporter-News, Apr. 27, 1954

Abilene TX: May 3, 1954
(Fair Park Arena) ... Dory Funk beat Tony Morelli (2-1) ... Salvador Flores beat Bob Cummings (21:00, dq) ... Ace Abbott beat Danny O'Rourke (2-1) ... NOTE: Funk retains his Southwest States title.

Abilene TX: May 10, 1954
(Fair Park Arena) ... Cowboy Carlson beat Tony Morelli (2-0, dq) ... Dory Funk beat Roy Shire w/Bobby Wallace (2-1) ... Tim Geohagen beat Bob Cummings

Abilene TX: May 17, 1954
(Fair Park Arena) ... Dory Funk & Cowboy Carlson beat Roy Shire & Bobby Wallace (2-1, dq) .... Johnny Demchuk beat Salvador Flores (2-0) ... Bob Cummings beat Con Bruno (16:00, dq) ... Promoter: Benny Wilson ... NOTE: Shire & Wallace manage to defend the Southwest States tag team belts against the former champions

Albuquerque NM: May 17, 1954
(Armory) ... Frank Murdoch (as Frankie Murdock) beat Tim Geohagen (2-1) ... Referee: Billy Weidner ... Luis Martinez drew Danny O'Rourke (1-1) ... Lou Palacio beat Bill Sledge (20:00, dq)

Abilene TX: May 24, 1954
(Fair Park Arena) ... Baron Michele Leone drew Roy Shire w/Bobby Wallace (60:00, 1-1) ... Luis Martinez beat Con Bruno (2-0, dq) ... Johnny Demchuck beat Tim Geohagen (13:00) ... NOTE: Leone came to town with the NWA junior heavyweight championship belt

Abilene TX: May 31, 1954
(Fair Park Arena) ... Johnny Demchuk beat Luis Martinez (2-1) ... Frank Murdoch (as Frank Murdock) beat Danny O'Rourke (2-0) ... Lou Palacio beat Bill Sledge (16:00)

Abilene TX: June 7, 1954
(Fair Park Arena) ... Johnny Demchuk & Bob Cummings beat Al Cortez & Frank Murdoch (as Frank Murdock) (2-1) ... Elmer Larson beat Lou Palacio (2-0) ... NOTE: Demchuk and Cummings defended their Southwest States tag team belts.

Abilene TX: June 14, 1954
(Fair Park Arena) ... Jack Terry beat Cowboy Carlson (2-1) ... The Mask beat Johnny Demchuk (2-1) ... Bob Cummings drew Elmer Larson (20:00) ... NOTE: Interference by The Mask, said to be a South African, led to Terry's disputed victory ... "Deputy Commissioners" Ray Price and Clell Whetsel fined The Mask $25 and ordered purse held up and added to the next week's stipend

Abilene TX: June 21, 1954
(Fair Park Arena) ... Cowboy Carlson beat Jack Terry (2-1, dq) ... Glen Detton (of Salt Lake City UT) & Ray Stevens (of Columbus OH) beat The Mask & Con Bruno (2-1, dq) ... Billy Weidner beat Frank Murdoch (as Frank Murdock) (of Waxahachie TX) (14:00, dq) ... NOTE: "Slasher Jack Terry, the Santa Monica menace whose fiendish grin and judo chops to the [racial slurr] one notch better, is expected to have more than considerable trouble with Carlson, the bulldogging rodeo star from Montana ..." -- Abilene TX Reporter-News, June 21, 1954 ... "Ray Stevens, Carlson's second, was fined $25 for climbing into the ring while the match was still in progress." -- Abilene TX Reporter-News, June 22, 1954 ... Stevens used an atomic drop to win the middle fall of the semifinal tag team bout ...

Abilene TX: June 28, 1954
(Fair Park Arena) ... Jack Terry vs Cowboy Carlson ... (Ladies) Ida Mae Martinez vs Mary Jane Mull ... Con Bruno vs Billy Weidner ... Glen Detton vs Elmer Larson

Abilene TX: July 5, 1954
(Fair Park Arena) ... Cowboy Carlson & Ray Stevens beat The Mask & Jack Terry

Abilene TX: July 12, 1954
(Fair Park Arena) ... The Mask beat Cowboy Carlson (2-1) ... Luis Martinez beat Frank Murdoch (as Frank Murdock) (2-0) ... Bob Geigel beat Ray Stevens (dq) ... NOTE: Luis Martinez returns from a tour.

Abilene TX: July 19, 1954
(Fair Park Arena) ... Ray Stevens beat Bob Geigel (2-1) ... The Mask beat Luis Martinez (2-1) ... Jim LaRock beat Bob Cummings (14:00) ... NOTE: The Mask used a Boston crab to win both his falls, while Ray Stevens employed atomic drops to win his two.

Abilene TX: July 26, 1954
(Fair Park Arena) ... Ricki Starr & Ray Stevens & Gory Guerrero beat Jim LaRock & Con Bruno & Elmer Larson (2-1) ... Gory Guerrero beat Elmer Larson ... Ray Stevens drew Jim LaRock (1-1, double kayo) ... Ricki Starr beat Con Bruno (2-0, dq)

Abilene TX: August 2, 1954
(Fair Park Arena) ... The Mask & Frank Murdoch (as Frank Murdock) beat Ricki Starr & Bob Geigel (2-1, cor) ... Gory Guerrero drew Jim LaRock (45:00, 1-1) ... Scotty McFarland beat Con Bruno (9:00)

Abilene TX: August 9, 1954
(Fair Park Arena) ... Bob Geigel beat The Mask (2-1) ... Scotty MacFarland beat Gory Guerrero (2-1, dq) ... Ricki Starr drew Pepper Gomez (20:00) ... NOTE: (Advertisement) "THE MASK???? WHO IS THIS MAN?? WHERE IS HE FROM REALLY?? CAN IT BE THAT HE IS A LOCAL CITIZEN??" ... The Mask refused to unhood himself because he had not lost straight falls ... Scotty MacFarland employed something called a "Dunigan's Twist" to win the initial fall.

Abilene TX: August 16, 1954
(Fair Park Arena) ... Bob Geigel & Scotty MacFarland beat Gory Guerrero & Pepper Gomez .. Jim LaRock beat Frank Murdoch (as Frank Murdock) (2-1) ... Bob Geigel drew Pepper Gomez (15:00)

Abilene TX: August 23, 1954
(Fair Park Arena) ... Baron Michele Leone beat Bob Geigel (2-1) ... Scotty MacFarland & Ace Abbott beat Gory Guerrero & Pepper Gomez (2-1) ... Ricki Starr drew Jim LaRock (20:00) ... NOTE: Leone defended the NWA junior heavy diadem.

Abilene TX: August 30, 1954
(Fair Park Arena) ... Gory Guerrero beat Scotty MacFarland (2-1) ... Bob Geigel beat Pepper Gomez (2-1, dq) ... Doc Gallagher beat Luis Martinez (17:00, cnc) ... NOTE: Martinez could not recover from the effects of Gallagher's "Jersey Bounce" neckbreaker.

Abilene TX: September 6, 1954
(Fair Park Arena) .. (Southwest States Junior Tag Title*) Gory Guerrero & Pepper Gomez beat Doc Gallagher & Ace Abbott ... (semis) Gory Guerrero & Pepper Gomez beat Bob Geigel & Scotty MacFarland (cor) ... Doc Gallagher & Ace Abbott beat Jim LaRock & Alo Leilani (2-1) ... NOTE: This was a tournament to determine the tag team champions.

Abilene TX: September 13, 1954
(Fair Park Arena) ... Doc Gallagher beat Ace Abbott (1-1, cnc) ... Alo Leilani beat Scotty MacFarland (2-1) ... Andre Drapp beat Pepper Gomez (17:00) ... Promoter: Benny Wilson

Abilene TX: September 20, 1954
(Fair Park Arena) ... Doc Gallagher beat Ace Abbott (1-1, cnc) ... Alo Leilani beat Vern Taft (2-1, dq) ... Andre Drapp beat Dick Steinborn (2-1)

Abilene TX: September 27, 1954
(Fair Park Arena) ... (Battle Royal Final) Doc Gallagher beat Nash Karahan (2-0) ... Vern Taft beat Billy Weidner (2-0, dq) .. Alo Leilani drew Andre Drapp (20:00) ... NOTE: Gallagher's "rassle royal tournament" victory gave him a shot at Baron Michele Leone the following week.

Abilene TX: October 4, 1954
(Fair Park Arena) ... Baron Michele Leone beat John (Doc) Gallagher (2-0, dq) ... Andre Drapp drew Tommy Martindale (20:00) ... Alo Leilani beat Vern Taft (2-1)... NOTE: Leone is said to be defending the NWA junior heavyweight strap.

Abilene TX: October 11, 1954
(Fair Park Arena) ... Bob Geigel beat Tommy Martindale (2-1) ... Pepper Gomez beat Alex Perez (sub for Ali Bey) (45:00, 1-0, only fall) ... George Curtis drew Gory Guerrero ... NOTE: Geigel defended his newly won Southwest States junior heavy strap ... Ali Bey reportedly was called back to El Paso due to an ailing wife.

Abilene TX: October 18, 1954
(Fair Park Arena) ... (Ladies) Olga Zepeda beat Bonnie Watson ... Gory Guerrero beat Ali Bey (2-1) ... George Curtis beat Chet Wallick (24:00, cnc)

Abilene TX: October 25, 1954
(Fair Park Arena) ... Gory Guerrero & Pepper Gomez beat Ali Bey & Bob Geigel (2-1) ... (Ladies) Ida Mae Martinez beat Mary Jane Mull ... Alo Leilani beat George Curtis (16:00) ... Pepper Gomez beat Ali Bey (dq) ... NOTE: The Southwest States tag belts of Geigel and Bey were not at stake.

Abilene TX: November 1, 1954
(Fair Park Arena) ... Baron Michele Leone beat Pepper Gomez (2-1) ... Jesse James & Johnny James beat Ali Bey & Frank Murdoch (as Frank Murdock) (2-1) ... Chet Wallick drew Juan Hernandez (20:00) ... Promoter: Benny Wilson ... NOTE: Prices are hiked to $2 ringside and $1.50 general admission to "cover Leone's guarantee." ... In return, the NWA junior heavy champ prevailed in the main event.

Abilene TX: November 8, 1954
(Fair Park Arena) ... Jesse James & Johnny James beat Bob Geigel & Doc Gallagher (2-1) ... Vern Taft beat Juan Hernandez (2-1) ... Tommy Martindale beat Chet Wallick (22:00) ... NOTE: The Southwest States tag title of Geigel & Gallagher was not at stake.

Abilene TX: November 15, 1954
(Fair Park Arena) ... (Mixed, Midgets) Sky Low Low & Dutch Schultz beat Pee Wee James & John Pavich (aka Jim Siksay) ... Juan Hernandez beat Vern Taft ... Larry Wight (sub for Eric Pedersen) beat George Curtis ... Ali Bey beat Tommy Martindale

Abilene TX: November 22, 1954
(Fair Park Arena) ... Jesse James beat Ali Bey (2-0) ... Juan Hernandez beat George Overhuls (2-1) ... Eric Pedersen beat George Curtis (16:00) ... Johnny James beat Mr. X (dq)

Abilene TX: November 29, 1954
(Fair Park Arena) ... Gorgeous George beat Jesse James (2-1) ... Pepper Gomez beat Bob Geigel (2-1) ... Eric Pedersen beat Tommy Martindale (9:00) ... Juan Hernandez drew Mr. X (15:00) ... NOTE: "Gorgeous won the first fall with a step-over toe hold in 12 minutes, but James dropped the Hollywood wrestler in one minute of the second fall with a series of drop kicks and a body press. George came back in the final fall to win the match, pinning James with a hammer lock in 11 minutes." -- Abilene TX Reporter-News, Nov. 30, 1954

Abilene TX: December 6, 1954
(Fair Park Arena, att. 1,500) ... Bob Geigel beat Pepper Gomez (2-1) ... Ali Bey & Frank Murdoch (as Frank Murdock) beat Vern Taft & George Overhuls (2-1)

Abilene TX: December 13, 1954
(Fair Park Arena) ... (Ladies) June Byers beat Millie Stafford ... Juan Hernandez beat Vern Taft (2-0, dq) ... Glen Detton drew Mr. X (20:00) ... Chet Wallick beat Frank Murdoch (as Frank Murdock) (dq) ... NOTE: June Byers billed as "New World's Champion Lady Wrestling Title Claimant"

Abilene TX: December 20, 1954
(Fair Park Arena) ... Bob Geigel beat Juan Hernandez (2-1) ... Mr. X beat Tommy Martindale (2-1, dq) ... Johnny James beat Benny Trudell (dq) ... Billy Weidner beat Larry Wight (11:00) ... Referee: Richard Moody ... NOTE: Geigel's Southwest States junior heavy championship was not at stake.

Abilene TX: December 27, 1954
(Fair Park Arena) ... Boris Kameroff & Vern Taft & Mr. X beat Bill Parks & Tommy Martindale & Billy Weidner ... Vern Taft vs Herb Parks ... Mr. X vs Tommy Martindale ... Boris Kameroff vs Billy Weidner ... NOTE: "(Mr. X) is not to be construed with The Mask, who wrestled here this summer. But Mr. X is a terrific person, dressed out in purple." -- Abilene TX Reporter-News, Dec. 26, 1954
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Postby Hisaharu Tanabe » 2007/06/24 Sun 11:49 pm

Courtesy of JMK

Abilene TX: January 3, 1955
(Fair Park Arena) ... Bob Geigel beat Vern Taft (2-0) ... Boris Kameroff (of New Haven CT) beat George Overhuls (of Amarillo TX) (2-1) ... Herb Parks drew Red McKim (22:00, dcor) ... Referee: Dutch Schultz ... NOTE: Geigel refused to defend the Southwest States junior heavy belt.

Abilene TX: January 10, 1955
(Fair Park Arena) ... Jesse James & Johnny James beat Con Bruno & Boris Kameroff (2-1, dq) ... Frank Murdoch (as Frankie Murdock) beat Red McKim (2-1) ... Jesse James beat Boris Kameroff ... Johnny James drew Con Bruno

Abilene TX: January 17, 1955
(Fair Park Arena) ... Boris Kameroff & Bob Geigel drew Bill Parks & Herb Parks (0-1, nc) ... Bob Geigel beat Red Vagnone (26:00) ... Herb Parks beat Boris Kameroff ... Bill Parks beat Con Bruno ... NOTE: "It took the local police, promoter Benny Wilson and deputy wrestling commisasioner Raymond Price to tame four mad grapplers ..." -- Abilene TX Reporter-News, Jan. 18, 1955

Abilene TX: January 24, 1955
(Fair Park Arena) ... Bob Geigel & Boris Kameroff beat Bill Parks & Herb Parks (2-1) ... (Midgets) Irish Jackie beat Little Beaver ... Angelo Poffo beat Red Vagnone ... NOTE: Geigel & Kameroff advanced to finals of the tag team tournament.

Abilene TX: January 31, 1955
(Fair Park Arena) ... (Southwest States Tag Title*) Boris Kameroff & Bob Geigel beat Jesse James & Johnny James (2-1) ... (Midgets) Cowboy Bradley beat Irish Jackie ... Bob Clay drew Angelo Poffo (20:00)

Abilene TX: February 7, 1955
(Fair Park Arena) ... Professor Roy Shire w/Bobby Wallace beat Bill (Dinty) Parks (2-1) ... Herb Parks beat Ray (Big Train) Clements (of Lubbock TX) (2-0, dq) ... Luis Martinez beat Tony Ross (of Eugene OR) (2-0) ... Referee: Billy Weidner (of Amarillo TX) ... Promoter: Benny Wilson ... NOTE: "Tony Ross, mostly Indian, is back home so far as the territory is concerned for the first time in 14 years. He was born and raised in Amarillo, but has spent most of his time, outside military service, in the Pacific Northwest." -- Abilene TX Reporter-News, Feb. 6, 1955

Abilene TX: February 14, 1955
(Fair Park Arena) ... Professor Roy Shire beat Gorgeous George (2-1, dq) ... Luis Martinez beat Con Bruno (1-0, cnc) ... Mark Lewin beat Angelo Poffo (17:00) ... NOTE: "Shire won the first fall with a body slam and press in 12 minutes with George taking the second with a Japanese leg lock in six minutes. Then, in the third fall, George was disqualified for failure to break a hold at the referee's five-count." -- Abilene TX Reporter-News, Feb. 15, 1955

Abilene TX: February 21, 1955
(Fair Park Arena) ... Dory Funk beat Bob Geigel (2-1) ... Roy Shire & Bobby Wallace (sub for Ray Clements) beat Mark Lewin & Bob Clay (2-1) ... Herb Parks drew Mark Lewin (20:00)

Abilene TX: February 28, 1955
(Fair Park Arena) ... Roy Shire w/Bobby Wallace drew Bob Geigel (1-1, nc) ... Tony Ross beat Bob Clay (2-1) ... Luis Martinez beat Mark Lewin (16:00) ... NOTE: Martinez said to have used a "Spanish knot" hold to stop Lewin.

Abilene TX: March 7, 1955
(Fair Park Arena) ... Bob Clay beat Tony Ross (2-1) ... (Ladies) Nell Stewart beat Olga Zepeda ... Luis Martinez beat Doc Gallagher (17:00) ... Promoter: Benny Wilson

Abilene TX: March 14, 1955
(Fair Park Arena) ... Bob Geigel beat Dory Funk (2-1, dq) ... (Ladies) Nell Stewart beat Ida Mae Martinez ... Ali Bey & Boris Kameroff beat George Lopez (of El Paso TX) & Maurice LaChappelle (of Tacoma WA) ... NOTE: "(Bob) Geigel, from Des Moines, Iowa, won the (Southwest State junior heavyweight) championship over a field of 24 tournament entries last summer and fall, succeeding Dory Funk, who gave up the belt because he became too heavy for the classification. He worked off the excess weight in numerous clashes with big heavyweights all over the country, and now he wants back the title he held six times." -- Abilene TX Reporter-News, Mar. 13, 1955 ... Geigel's title is at stake in this one.

Abilene TX: March 21, 1955
(Fair Park Arena) ... Dory Funk & Cowboy Carlson vs Roy Shire & Bobby Wallace ... Bob Clay vs Angelo Poffo ... Luis Martinez vs Ali Bey

Abilene TX: March 28, 1955
(Fair Park Arena) ... Dory Funk & Cowboy Carlson beat Boris Kameroff & Bob Geigel (2-1) ... Bob Clay beat Ali Bey (2-0, dq) ... Luis Martinez beat Maurice LaChappelle (20:00) ... NOTE: Tag team title was not at stake.

Abilene TX: April 4, 1955
(Fair Park Arena) ... Bob Geigel beat Bob Clay (2-1) ... Luis Martinez beat Tony Morelli (13:00, dq) ... (Ladies) Babs Wingo beat Ethel Johnson ... George Lopez beat Boris Kameroff (19:00) ... NOTE: Geigel is the Southwest States champion.

Abilene TX: April 11, 1955
(Fair Park Arena) ... Bob Clay beat Chet Wallick (sub for Bob Geigel) (2-1) ... Luis Martinez & Amazing Zuma (aka Argentina Zuma) beat Tony Ross & King Kong Cox, Jr. (2-1) ... Mark Lewin drew Rey Urbano ... NOTE: Bob Geigel, scheduled to risk his Southwest States junior heavy title, was reportedly injured in a New Mexico bout last week and was unable to appear.

Abilene TX: April 18, 1955
(Fair Park Arena) ... Baron Michele Leone beat Bob Clay (2-1) ... Chet Wallick beat Rey Urbano (sub for Bob Geigel) (2-0, cnc) ... Angelo Poffo beat George Lopez (14:00) ... Amazing Zuma beat Tony Morelli (11:00, cor) ... NOTE: Said to be a nontitle bout for the world junior heavy champ Leone.

Abilene TX: April 25, 1955
(Fair Park Arena) ... Dory Funk & Cowboy Carlson beat Roy Shire & Bobby Wallace (2-1, dq) ... Bob Clay beat Chet Wallick (2-1) ... Ali Bey drew Chris Belkas (30:00, 1-1) ... NOTE: Funk & Carlson defend the Southwest States tag belts.

Abilene TX: May 2, 1955
(Fair Park Arena) ... Dory Funk beat Bob Clay (2-1) ... Ali Bey beat Al Szasz (16:00) ... (Ladies vs Alligator) Ada Ash beat Alligator (12:00) ... Chris Belkas beat Karl Gray (13:00, dq)

Abilene TX: May 9, 1955
(Fair Park Arena) ... Ramon Torres drew Roy Shire w/Bobby Wallace (1-1, nc) ... (Midgets) Tito Infante beat Ivan the Terrible ... Jim LaRock beat Jim Siksay (18:00) ... Amazing Zuma beat Ali Bey (10:00, dq)

Abilene TX: May 16, 1955
(Fair Park Arena) ... Ramon Torres & Jim LaRock beat Roy Shire & Bobby Wallace (2-1) ... (Midgets) Tito Infante & Cowboy Bradley beat Ivan the Terrible & Tom Thumb ... Chet Wallick beat Jim Siksay (19:00) ... Referee: King Kong Cox, Jr.

Abilene TX: May 23, 1955
(Fair Park Arena) ... Ramon Torres beat Cowboy Carlson (2-1, dq) ... Jim LaRock beat Luis Martinez (2-1) ... Chris Belkas drew Karl Gray (20:00)

Abilene TX: May 30, 1955
(Fair Park Arena) ... Ed Francis vs Ramon Torres ... Chet Wallick vs Frank Faketty ... Jim LaRock vs Karl Gray ... NOTE: Francis makes his first appearance as NWA junior heavyweight champion

Abilene TX: June 6, 1955
(Fair Park Arena) ... Ed Francis beat Danny McShain (2-1, dq) ... Chris Belkas & Jim LaRock beat Leo Wallick & Chet Wallick (2-1, dq) ... Rey Urbano beat King Kong Cox, Jr. ... NOTE: Francis defends the NWA junior heavy strap

Abilene TX: June 13, 1955
(Fair Park Arena) ... Leo Wallick & Chet Wallick vs Chris Belkas & Jim LaRock ... Jim Austeri vs Rey Urbano ... Leo Wallick vs Chris Belkas

Abilene TX: June 20, 1955
(Fair Park Arena) ... Chet Wallick & Leo Wallick beat Rocky Columbo & Ramon Torres (2-1, dq) ... Chris Belkas beat Frank Murdoch (as Frank Murdock) (2-1) ... Rocky Columbo beat Chet Wallick (20:00, dec)

Abilene TX: June 27, 1955
(Fair Park Arena) ... Leo Wallick & Chet Wallick & Frank Murdoch (as Frank Murdock) vs Rocky Columbo & Ramon Torres & Chris Belkas ... Frank Murdoch (as Frank Murdock) vs Chris Belkas ... Billy Weidner vs Maurice LaChappelle ... Rocky Columbo vs Leo Wallick

Abilene TX: July 4, 1955
(Fair Park Arena) ... Ramon Torres beat Leo Wallick (2-1, dq) ... Frank Murdoch (as Frank Murdock) & Jim Austeri beat Jim LaRock & Chris Belkas (2-1) ... Glen Detton (as Gene Detton) drew Maurice LaChappelle (20:00)

Abilene TX: July 11, 1955
(Fair Park Arena) ... Jim Austeri beat Chris Belkas (2-1) ... Frank Murdoch (as Frank Murdock) beat Red McKim (13:00) ... (Ladies) Kathy Branch beat Belle Starr ... Promoter: Benny Wilson ... NOTE: Purses held up in the Austeri-Belkas matter ... Murdoch/Murdock used the sleeper hold as his finisher, his modus operandi of this period.

Abilene TX: July 25, 1955
(Fair Park Arena) ... Jim Austeri beat Chris Belkas (2-1) ... Referee: Amazing Zuma ... Frank Murdoch (as Frank Murdock) beat Red McKim (2-0, dq) ... Mike Gallagher beat Ramon Torres (15:00, cnc) ... Glen Detton (as Gene Detton) drew Amazing Zuma (as Mighty Zuma)

Abilene TX: August 1, 1955
(Fair Park Arena) ... Jim Austeri beat Red McKim (1-1, cnc) ... Dory Funk beat Leo Wallick (1-0, dq) ... Ramon Torres drew Jack Bence (20:00)

Abilene TX: August 8, 1955
(Fair Park Arena) ... Dory Funk beat Leo Wallick (2-1) ... Frank Murdoch (as Frank Murdock) & Jim Austeri beat Ramon Torres & Salvador Flores (2-0) ... Jack Bence (of Tampa FL) beat Rocky Columbo (2-0) ... NOTE: Funk said to be a six-time Southwest States junior heavy champion

Abilene TX: August 15, 1955
(Fair Park Arena) ... Ed Francis beat Jim Austeri (2-1) ... Dory Funk drew Red McKim (45:00, 101) ... Jack Bence beat Leo Wallick (15:00, dq) ... NOTE: Francis was defending the NWA junior heavyweight title.

Abilene TX: August 22, 1955
(Fair Park Arena) ... Mike Gallagher & Bob Geigel beat Leo Wallick & Frank Faketty (later Karl Von Hess) (2-0) ... Jack Bence beat Red McKim (2-1) ... Mike Gallagher beat Jack Bence (10:00) ... Bob Geigel drew Red McKim

Abilene TX: August 29, 1955
(Fair Park Arena) ... (Southwest States Tag Title*) Bob Geigel & Doc Gallagher beat Jim Austeri & Frank Murdoch (as Frank Murdock) (2-1) ... Roger Mackay vs Jack Bence ... Jack Bence drew Jim Austeri (15:00) ... Roger Mackay drew Bob Geigel (10:00) ... NOTE: "Bence was hurt after the bell when Austeri stomped his leg on the rope, forcing him to miss the (semifinal) bout with Mackay." -- Abilene TX Reporter-News, Aug. 30, 1955

Abilene TX: September 5, 1955
(Fair Park Arena) ... Ed Francis drew Bob Geigel (60:00, 1-1) ... Dizzy Davis vbeat Roger Mackay (2-1, dq) ... Luis Martinez beat Alex Perez (sub for Maurice LaChappelle) (25:00) ... NOTE: Francis makes the first of three consecutive defenses of his NWA junior heavy laurels here.

Abilene TX: September 12, 1955
(Fair Park Arena) ... Ed Francis beat Bob Geigel (2-1) ... Dizzy Davis beat Juan Hernandez (24:00) ... Tommy Martindale beat Frank Murdoch (as Frankie Murdock) ... NOTE: "At the start of the third, (Dizzy) Davis ... climbed into the ring and battered Geigel into a pulp before being handcuffed and being escorted from the ring by officers. With that aid, Francis pinned Geigel in three minutes to take the match" (and retain his NWA junior heavy strap) -- Abilene TX Reporter-News, Sept. 13, 1955

Abilene TX: September 19, 1955
(Fair Park Arena) ... Ed Francis beat Mike Gallagher (2-0) ... Dizzy Davis drew Bob Geigel (1-1, nc) ... Luis Martinez drew Leo (The Lion) Newman ... NOTE: Francis was defending the NWA junior heavyweight crown.

Abilene TX: September 26, 1955
(Fair Park Arena) ... Dizzy Davis beat Bob Geigel (2-1, dq) ... Luis Martinez beat Frank Murdoch (as Frankie Murdock) (2-1, dq) ... Jack Bence beat George Overhuls

Abilene TX: October 3, 1955
(Fair Park Arena) ... Eddie Graham (as Rip Rogers) vs Sterling (Dizzy) Davis ... Art Neilson (as Art Nelson) vs Luis Martinez ... Jack Bence vs Leo (The Lion) Newman ... Referee: Ray Clements

Abilene TX: October 10, 1955
(Fair Park Arena) ... (Southwest States Tag Title*) Dizzy Davis & Art Neilson (as Art Nelson) beat Bob Geigel & Mike Gallagher (2-1) ... Rip Rogers beat Ray Clements (1-1, cnc) ... Gory Guerrero drew Mike Gallagher (15:00)

Abilene TX: October 17, 1955
(Fair Park Arena) ... Sterling (Dizzy) Davis beat Dory Funk (2-1, dq) ... Rip Rogers beat Luis Martinez (2-1, dq) ... Art Neilson (as Art Nelson) beat Ray (Big Train) Clements (2-0)

Abilene TX: October 24, 1955
(Fair Park Arena) ... Dory Funk beat Leo (The Lion) Newman (dq) ... (Ladies) Millie Stafford beat China Mira ... Luis Martinez & Roy Heffernan drew Art Neilson (as Art Nelson) & Rip Rogers ... Referee: George Overhuls

Abilene TX: October 31, 1955
(Fair Park Arena) ... (Ladies) Millie Stafford vs Belle Starr ... Dory Funk vs Eddie Graham (as Rip Rogers) ... Art Neilson (as Art Nelson) vs Roy Heffernan (as Roy Heff) ... Luis Martinez vs Leo (The Lion) Newman ... NOTE: Dory Funk and Art Neilson/Nelson reportedly "are at odds" back in the dressing room.

Abilene TX: November 7, 1955
(Fair Park Arena) ... Art Neilson (as Art Nelson) & Leo (The Lion) Newman vs Dory Funk & Roy Heffernan (as Roy Heff) ... Maurice Vachon vs Gory Guerrero ... Art Neilson (as Art Nelson) vs Dory Funk ... Promoter: Benny Wilson

Abilene TX: November 14, 1955
(Fair Park Arena) ... Art Neilson (as Art Nelson) beat Danny McShain (2-1, dq) ... Gory Guerrero beat Maurice Vachon (2-1, dq) ... Bob Geigel beat Roy Heffernan (as Roy Heff) (cor)

Abilene TX: November 21, 1955
(Fair Park Arena) ... Art Neilson (as Art Nelson) beat Dizzy Davis (2-1) ... Bob Geigel beat Chief Kit Fox (2-1) ... Luis Martinez beat Maurice Vachon (2-0, dq)

Abilene TX: November 28, 1955
(Fair Park Arena) ... Art Neilson (as Art Nelson) beat Gorgeous George (12:00, cnc) ... Dizzy Davis drew Luis Martinez (60:00, 1-1) ... Maurice Vachon beat Chief Kit Fox (2-1)

Abilene TX: December 5, 1955
(Fair Park Arena) ... (Tournament Final) Dizzy Davis beat Art Neilson (as Art Nelson) (16:00) ... (semifinals) Dizzy Davis beat Maurice Vachon (9:00) ... Art Neilson (as Art Nelson) beat Luis Martinez (21:00) ... (first round) Luis Martinez beat Dutch Schultz ... Maurice Vachon beat Jack O'Reilly ... Art Neilson (as Art Nelson) beat Roy Heffernan (as Roy Heff) ... Dizzy Davis beat George Overhuls ... NOTE: Tournament to determine opponent for Lou Thesz here December 15.

Abilene TX: December 12, 1955
(Fair Park Arena) ... Bob Geigel beat Dizzy Davis (2-0) ... (Ladies) China Mira & Dot Dotson beat Mary Jane Mull & Carol Cook ... (Ladies) Mary Jane Mull beat Dot Dotson ... NOTE: "(Dizzy) Davis said that since Geigel took the match so easily, he was relinquishing his right to meet Thesz in favor of Geigel." -- Abilene TX Reporter-News, Dec. 13, 1955

Abilene TX: December 15, 1955
(Fair Park Arena, att. 1,872) ... (NWA Title) Lou Thesz* beat Bob Geigel (2-1, cor) ... Gory Guerrero beat Rip Rogers (2-0, dq) ... (Ladies) China Mira beat Carol Cook

Abilene TX: December 19, 1955
(Fair Park Arena) ... Ed Francis drew Bob Geigel (1-1, dcor) ... Rip Rogers beat Luis Martinez (33:00, cnc) ... Roy Heffernan (as Roy Heff) beat Dutch Schultz ... NOTE: "Rip Rogers" (aka Eddie Graham, nee Eddie Gossett) used an atomic drop to disable Martinez ... Francis was touring with the NWA junior heavyweight championship.
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