Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Buffalo, NY wrestling program 9/1/1961 Ilio DiPaolo Bruiser Crusher Destroyer

     Here is the second Buffalo, NY program from my collection.  It is for the matches from September 1, 1961 and is an amazing collection of all time great wrestlers.  There are also short write-ups about Ilio DiPaolo, Mike & Doc Gallagher, Sato Keomuka, Dick "The Destroyer" Beyer, Billy "Red" Lyons and Miguel Perez.  Click on the pictures to see a larger view of the page.

     This card is a who's who of wrestling champions and I'll go through just a few right now.  There are three men who held the AWA Heavyweight Championship;  The Crusher, Dick The Bruiser and Dick Beyer (who won the belt wearing a mask as Dr. X).  Dick The Bruiser and The Crusher held the AWA Tag Team Championship. Killer Kowalski held the WWWF Tag Team Championship (along with many titles across the country) and Miguel Perez held the Capital Tag Team Championship (which Vince McMahon would turn into the WWWF) with Argentina Rocca.   Dick Beyer (under the mask as The Destoyer) & Bearcat Wright both held WWA Los Angeles Heavyweight Championship.  Those are a few just off the top of my head. I'm going to do more research and will be making a more in depth post about all the championships held by the wrestlers on this card.  When you add in DiPaolo, The Gallaghers, Lyons, the Keomukas and Herman it looks like a staggering amount of Championships that were accumulated by the wrestlers here.

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