Pittsburgh – 1967

Jan. 13
Civic Arena (att. 7,895)
1) Bruno Sammartino & The Battman b. Bill Miller & Crusher Lisowski, 2/3 falls. Miller and Lisowski got in an argument following the second fall. Miller slugged Crusher and left the ring. Sammartino then bloodied Crusher, who was ruled unable to continue because of a cut over his left eye.
2) Antonio Pugliese b. The Beast, 9:04
3) Baron Mikel Scicluna b. Bobby "Hurricane" Hunt, 10:11
4) El Toro (Jesse) Ortega b. Chuck Martoni, big splash, 5:07
5) George Steele b. Gino Brito, 12:07
6) Johnny DeFazio b. Smasher Sloan, DQ
7) Frank Holtz b. Ron Romano, dropkick, 0:40

Feb. 10
Civic Arena
1) Bruno Sammartino b. El Toro Ortega, 9:20
2) Bill Miller b. The Battman, 17:18
3) Johnny DeFazio b. Baron Mikel Scicluna, DQ
4) George Steele b. Frank Holtz
5) Bobby "Hurricane" Hunt b. Jim Grabmire
6) Dewey Robertson drew Chuck Martoni
7) Ace Freeman & Gino Brito b. Wes Hutchins & Benny Lima

March 10
Civic Arena
1) Bill Miller & George Steele b. The Battman and Bruno Sammartino, 2/3 falls
2) Benny Lima drew Frank Holtz, 15:00
3) Johnny DeFazio b. Matt Gilmour, 8:17
4) The Beast b. Dewey Robertson, 12:05, body press
5) Bobo Brazil b. Smasher Sloan, 10:02, headbutt
6) Antonio Pugliese b. Jim Grabmire, 4:52
7) Gorilla Monsoon b. Baron Mikel Scicluna, 11:06, big splash

April 14
Civic Arena (att. 6,304)
1) George Steele b. Bruno Sammartino, COR, 23:08
2) Spiros Arion b. Smasher Sloan, 7:12, body slam and press
3) Bill Miller & Baron Mikel Scicluna NC Antonio Pugliese and The Battman
4) Gorilla Monsoon b. El Toro (Jesse) Ortega, big splash, 9:27
5) Johnny DeFazio b. Arnold Skaaland, 11:20
6) Jim Grabmire drew Bobby “Hurricane” Hunt, 15:00
7) Frank Holtz b. Ron Romano, 10:05

May 29
Civic Arena (att. 4,500)
1) Bruno Sammartino b. Gorilla Monsoon, DQ, 19:15 (used chair)
2) Frank Holtz b. Chuck Martoni
3) Bobby “Hurricane” Hunt b. Jim Grabmire
4) Baron Mikel Scicluna b. Johnny DeFazio
5) George Steele b. The Battman
6) Bill Miller drew Bobo Brazil

June 30
Civic Arena (att. 5,703)
1) Bruno Sammartino b. Gorilla Monsoon, COR. Sammartino grabbed chair from Monsoon and hit him with it.
2) Prof. Toru Tanaka b. Gino Brito, 10:08
3) The Battman b. George Steele, 15:05
4) Sonny Boy Cassidy & Cowboy Bradley b. Irish Jackie & Sky Low Low, 2/3 falls
5) Luke Graham b. Frank Holtz
6) Antonio Pugliese, Johnny DeFazio & Spiros Arion b. Bill Miller, Baron Mikel Scicluna & Smasher Sloan, 2/3 falls

Sept. 8
Civic Arena
1) Bruno Sammartino b. Luke Graham, 12:13
2) Prof Tour Tanaka b. Chief White Owl, 10:07
3) The Battman b. Gorilla Monsoon, DQ, 7:21
4) Spiros Arion b. George Steele, 10:05
5) Hans Mortier b. Bill Miller, 8:12
6) Ace Freeman b. Frank Allman, 7:03
7) Smasher Sloan & Baron Mikel Scicluna b. Johnny DeFazio & Frank Holtz
8) Fuzzy Cupid & Cowboy Bradley b. Jamaica Kid & Irish Jackie

Oct. 13
Civic Arena (att. 6,875)
1) Prof. Toru Tanaka b. Bruno Sammartino, 17:24. Referee Buck McTiernan awarded match to Tanaka, who claimed the WWWF title, though Sammartino said Tanaka put both feet on the ropes for leverage to pin him.
2) Gorilla Monsoon drew Spiros Arion, 20:00
3) Hans Mortier b. Frank Holtz, 8:27
4) Luke Graham b. Benny Lima
5) Edouard Carpentier & The Battman b. Baron Mikel Scicluna & Smasher Sloan
6) Johnny DeFazio b. Dewey Robertson, 10:12

Nov. 10
Civic Arena (att. 8,267)
1) Bruno Sammartino NC Prof. Toru Tanaka. Wouldn’t break at referee’s command; both bloody
2) Spiros Arion drew Hans Mortier, 20:00
3) Dominic DeNucci b. Baron Mikel Scicluna, 10:02
4) Frank Holtz b. Smasher Sloan, 8:09
5) Johnny DeFazio double knockout Tony Altomare, 10:26
6) Dewey Robertson b. Benny Lima, 7:05
7) Gorilla Monsoon & Bill Miller b. Luke Graham and El Toro Ortega, 2/3 falls
8) The Battman b. Guillotine Gordon, 7:15

Dec. 15
Civic Arena (att. 12,039)
1) Bruno Sammartino b. Prof. Toru Tanaka, COR, 22:56. Sammartino hit Tanaka with a chair the villain threw at him.
2) Hans Mortier b. Spiros Arion, 12:06
3) The Battman b. El Toro Ortega, 9:16
4) Tony Altomare b. Bill Miller, COR, 8:01
5) Edouard Carpentier b. Gorilla Monsoon, 12:05
6) Dominic DeNucci b. Guillotine Gordon, 10:16
7) Baron Mikel Scicluna, Smasher Sloan & Luke Graham vs Bobby “Hurricane” Hunt, Frank Holtz & Johnny DeFazio. Match was advertised, but no result reported in either paper – either it didn’t come off or someone didn’t call it in.

Credit: Me looking at endless rolls of the Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh Press