Pittsburgh – 1953

Pittsburgh – 1953

Jan. 6
The Gardens (att. 2,824)
1) Ruffy Silverstein b. Great Scott (sub for Buddy Rogers, whose plane was grounded in Columbus. Promoters offered refunds)
2) Frankie Talaber b. Paul Orth
3) Nick Roberts b. Ray Stevenson
4) Tony Vagnone & Bob Geigel b. Don Kalt & Angelo Poffo

Jan. 10
Altoona
Jaffa Mosque
1) Ruffy Silverstein vs Don Arnold
2) Tommy O’Toole vs Tony Vagnone
3) Angelo Poffo & Don Kalt vs Paul Orth & Benny Trudell

Jan. 27
The Gardens
1) Buddy Rogers b. Ruffy Silverstein
2) Tommy O’Toole b. Bill Miller
3) Don Kalt and Angelo Poffo b. Paul Orth and Jack Vansky
4) Don Arnold b. Ed Francis, DQ

Jan. 31
Uniontown
State Theater (att. 1,300)
1) Buddy Rogers b. Don Arnold
2) Bob Geigel & Tony Vagnone b. Angelo Poffo & Nick Roberts, 2/3 falls
3) Don Kalt b. Jack Vansky, DQ

Feb. 10
The Gardens (att. 2,500)
1) Buddy Rogers b. Bill Miller, utc because of blood from cut over eye after missing flying tackle and hitting timekeeper’s table, 15:49
2) Ruffy Silverstein b. Don Arnold, 24:00
3) Tony Vagnone & Jack Vansky b. Don Kalt & Lou Klein
4) John Swenski drew John Scarpello

March 3
The Gardens
1) Buddy Rogers b. Bill Miller. Rogers, while being pinned, tapped Miller on back, who mistook it for referee tap. Rogers then kicked Miller and pinned him.
2) Ruffy Silverstein b. Bob Geigel
3) Don Arnold drew Gino Martinelli
4) Tony Vagnone & Jack Vansky b. Jim Henry & Wild Bill Zimm

Mar. 6
Uniontown
State Theater (att. 1,500)
1) Buddy Rogers b. Ruffy Silverstein, COR, 26:02
2) Bill Miller b. Lou Klein
3) Chris Belkas b. Jack Vansky
4) Don Kalt b. Wild Bill Zimovich, DQ

Mar. 7
Monessen
Manos Theater (att. 300)
1) Ruffy Silverstein b. Roy Shire, DQ, 26:00
2) Wild Bill Zimovich b. Don Kalt, DQ
3) Bill Miller b. Frank Marconi, 25:00

Apr. 15
The Gardens (att. 3,316)
1) Buddy Rogers b. Gino Martinelli
2) Antonino Rocca b. Gene Stanlee
3) Ruffy Silverstein b. Frankie Talaber, COR
4) Nick Roberts & Don Kalt b. Bob Geigel & Kola Kwariani, 2/3 falls

Oct. 20
The Gardens (att. 4,768)
1) Buddy Rogers b. Don Eagle, DQ, 18:00, Eagle refused to stop punching Rogers
2) Bill Miller & The Dark Secret b. Joe Campbell & Tarzan White, 2/3 falls
3) Frankie Talaber b. Ed Francis, utc, 19:40
4) Great Scott b. Al Kashey, 8:10

Nov. 23
The Gardens (att. 3,250)
1) Don Eagle b. Buddy Rogers, DQ
2) Great Scott DDQ Bill Miller
3) Billy Parks/Danno O'Shocker b. Dark Secret & Durango, 2/3 falls
4) Jack Pesek b. Ali Pasha, 15:24

Dec. 15
The Gardens (att. 2,019)
1) Buddy Rogers & Great Scott b. Bill Miller & Ruffy Silverstein, 2/3 falls, all 3 falls were DQs
2) Jack Pesek drew Lynn Hughes, 30:00
3) Joe Scarpello DCOR Frankie Talaber, 21:30
4) Ed Francis b. Billy Parks, 18:00