July 1961 – ‘A dazzling success’

ImageThis might have been the high moment of wrestling in Buffalo. Yetter wrote this letter right after the annual Funorama at War Memorial Stadium to benefit the police retirement fund. Promoter Pedro Martinez' mix of song, dance, and mayhem drew 25,000 to the stadium we knew as "The Rockpile." Note that Farmer Boy Townsend and Tony Marino were among the good-natured performers, as was Ricki Starr. Yetter also describes some of his many writing assignments for various magazines. As we will soon see, 1961 and 1961 was the best box office year ever for Martinez, and things would slip away quickly enough.