Cleveland – 1972

Jan. 6, 1972
Cleveland Arena
1) Johnny Powers & Dominic DeNucci b. Waldo von Erich & Abdullah the Butcher (Bruce Swayze handcuffed to Chief White Owl)
2) The Fabulous Kangaroos b. Pete Sanchez & The Executioner
3) Tony Parisi drew Luke Graham
4) Baron Scicluna drew Pete Sanchez
5) John L. Sullivan b. Li’l Abner Osborne
6) Chief White Owl b. Eric the Red

Jan. 27, 1972
Cleveland Arena (att. 10,218)
1) Ernie Ladd b. Waldo von Erich, COR, 21:38
2) Johnny Powers b. Abdullah the Butcher, DQ (Bruce Swayze suspended in cage above ring)
3) Tony Marino & Tony Parisi b. The Love Brothers, DQ
4) Luke Graham b. Chief White Owl
5) Sherry Lane b. Tanya West
6) Tony Parisi & Li’l Abner Osborne b. Eric the Red & Bill Coleman
7) Dominic DeNucci b. Mad Dog Momberg, 3:30

Feb. 3, 1972
Cleveland Arena (att. 9,234)
1) Ernie Ladd b. Waldo von Erich, DQ, 19:15
2) Johnny Powers b. Luke Graham, DQ
3) Bobo Brazil DDQ Abdullah the Butcher
4) The Fabulous Kangaroos drew Tony Parisi & Luis Martinez, 16:36
5) Chief White Owl & Dominic DeNucci b. Mitsu Arakawa & Yoshino Sato
6) The Mighty Igor & Haystacks Calhoun b. Jess Ortega & Bull Curry
7) Pampero Firpo b. Emil Dupre
8) Fred Curry b. Mad Dog Momberg

Feb. 10, 1972
Cleveland Arena
1) Ernie Ladd b. Waldo von Erich, DQ (special referee — Haystacks Calhoun)
2) Johnny Powers & Dominic DeNucci b. Luke Graham & Abdullah the Butcher, DQ
3) The Love Brothers b. Mitsu Arakawa & Mad Dog Momberg
4) Bobo Brazil b. Hans Schmidt
5) Dingo the Sundowner b. The Mighty Igor
6) Chief White Owl & Tony Parisi b. Mike Loren & Killer Brooks
7) Tony Marino drew Baron Scicluna
8) Dingo the Sundowner won a 15-man battle royal

Feb. 17, 1972
Cleveland Arena (att. 5,011)
1) Waldo von Erich b. Haystacks Calhoun, COR, 13:04
2) Johnny Powers b. Dingo the Sundowner, 13:52
3) The Love Brothers b. The Fabulous Kangaroos, 24:19
4) Bobo Brazil b. Luke Graham, DQ, 9:41
5) Dominic DeNucci DDQ Abdullah the Butcher, 22:12
6) Ethel Johnson & Lucille Dupre & Sherry Lane b. Marva Scott & Kay Carver & Tanya West
7) Tony Parisi & Tony Marino & Chief White Owl b. Jess Ortega & John L. Sullivan & Mad Dog Momberg

Feb. 24, 1972
Cleveland Arena
1) Waldo von Erich b. Ernie Ladd, Texas Death Match
2) Johnny Powers b. Pampero Firpo
3) The Fabulous Kangaroos b. The Love Brothers
4) Bobo Brazil b. Chris Tolos
5) Ben Justice & The Stomper b. Mad Dog Momberg & John L. Sullivan
6) Tony Parisi drew Abdullah the Butcher
7) Dominic DeNucci DDQ Luke Graham
8) The Mighty Igor DDQ Bull Curry
9) Tex McKenzie b. Jess Ortega

March 17, 1972
Cleveland Arena (att. 12,000 SRO)
1) Johnny Powers NC The Sheik (Sheik pin disallowed because of Abdullah Farouk's interference)
2) Ben Justice & The Stomper b. The Kangaroos, DQ
3) Bobo Brazil b. Wild Bull Curry, DQ
4) Tony Parisi drew Crazy Luke Graham
5) Little Joey Russell and Farmer Jerome b. Sky Low Low & Frenchy Lamon
6) Lucille Dupre b. Sherry Lane
7) Tony Marino DDQ Abdullah the Butcher
8) Dominic DeNucci b. Jess Ortega
9) Tex McKenzie b. Killer Tim Brooks
10) Luis Martinez b. Iron Mike Loren
11) Johnny Fargo b. Mad Dog Momberg

March 23, 1972
Cleveland Arena (att. 4,889)
1) Johnny Powers b. The Sheik, DQ. 19:06
2) The Stomper & Ben Justice drew The Kanagaroos, 30:00 (George Cannon handcuffed to The Mighty Igor)
3) Mighty Igor b. Dingo the Sundowner, 2:13
4) Tony Parisi & Dominic DeNucci b. Love Brothers, DQ, 19:57
5) Tony Marino b. Hank James
6) Crazy Luke Graham b. Mike Loren
7) Pampero Firpo b. Li'l Abner Osborne
8) Wild Bull Curry b. Jess Ortega

March 30, 1972
Cleveland Arena (att. 5,112)
1) Ernie Ladd b. Waldo von Erich, DQ (special referee — Johnny Powers; Luke Graham interfered)
2) Mighty Igor b. George Cannon, chain match
3) Tony Parisi & Dominic DeNucci b. Crazy Luke Graham & Hell's Angel #1, DQ.
4) Tony Marino b. Mike Loren
5) Tex McKenzie b. Mad Dog Momberg
6) Johnny Fargo b. Bull Johnson

April 6, 1972
Cleveland Arena
1) Ernie Ladd & Johnny Powers b. Waldo von Erich and Crazy Luke Graham
2) Tony Parisi & Dominic DeNucci drew The Kangaroos
3) Bobo Brazil b. Pampero Firpo, DQ
4) The Beast b. Johnny Fargo
5) Chief White Owl & Luis Martinez b. Love Brothers, DQ

April 13, 1972
Cleveland Arena
1) Waldo von Erich vs. Johnny Powers, no contest
2) Johnny Valentine b. Tex McKenzie
3) Bobo Brazil DDQ The Beast
4) Tony Parisi & Dominic DeNucci b. Crazy Luke Graham and Dr. Bill Miller, DQ
5) Chief White Owl & Luis Martinez b. Jess Ortega & Bull Curry

April 20, 1972
Cleveland Arena (att. 4.087)
1) Waldo von Erich & Crazy Luke Graham b. Johnny Powers and "mystery partner" Hans Schmidt, DQ
2) Bob Brazil NC The Beast
3) Tony Parisi & Dominic DeNucci & Chief White Owl b. The Love Brothers & Mad Dog Momberg
4) The Mighty Igor b. The Executioner
5) Johnny Valentine b. Dan Miller
6) The Enforcer b. Ivan Kalmikoff

April 27, 1972
Cleveland Arena (att. 2,956)
1) Waldo von Erich b. Hans Schmidt, DQ
2) Bruno Sammartino b. Baron Mikel Scicluna, COR
3) Bobo Brazil b. The Zebra Kid in 6 seconds.
4) Johnny Valentine b. The Mighty Igor
5) Chief White Owl b. The Beast, DQ
6) Tony Parisi & Dominic DeNucci NC The Fargo Brothers
7) The Enforcer b. Hank James
8) Li'l Abner Osborne b. Killer Buddy Austin, DQ

May 4, 1972
Cleveland Arena
1) Waldo von Erich b. Hans Schmidt, German Boot Match
2) Bruno Sammartino b. Crazy Luke Graham, DQ
3) Dan & Dr. Bill Miller drew The Love Brothers
4) Tony Parisi & Dominic DeNucci drew The Fargo Brothers
5) Bobo Brazil NC Johnny Valentine
6) Chief White Owl b. The Enforcer, DQ
7) Tony Marino b. Killer Buddy Austin, DQ

May 11, 1972
Cleveland Arena
1) Bruno Sammartino b. Waldo von Erich, COR
2) The Fargo Brothers b. Tony Parisi & Dominic DeNucci in a Texas Death Match to win the NWF World Tag Team championship.
3) Johnny Powers b. Crazy Luke Graham, DQ
4) Bobo Brazil b. The Enforcer in 1:02
5) Tex McKenzie b. The Enforcer
6) Cowboy Bob Ellis b. Killer Buddy Austin
7) The Beast b. Hans Schmidt

May 18, 1972
Cleveland Arena
1) Bruno Sammartino b. Waldo von Erich, COR
2) Ernie Ladd b. Crazy Luke Graham to become the NWF Brass Knuckles champion
3) Johnny Valentine b. Bobo Brazil, DQ
4) Cowboy Bob Ellis & Tex McKenzie b. Fargo Brothers, COR
5) The Fabulous Kangaroos DDQ Ben Justice & The Stomper
6) Tony Parisi b. Killer Buddy Austin
7) Dominic DeNucci b. Mike Hull
8) George Cannon b. Hans Schmidt, DQ

May 26, 1972
Cleveland Arena
1) Waldo von Erich b. Bruno Sammartino (cage match)
2) Johnny Powers b. The Beast
3) The Fargo Brothers b. Ben Justice & The Stomper
4) The Fabulous Moolah b. Debbie Johnson
5) Tony Parisi b. Frank Durso

June 2, 1972
Cleveland Arena
1) Waldo von Erich b. Luis Martinez in a 2-out-of-3 falls combination death match
1st fall – Texas Death Match – Martinez won
2nd fall – German Chain Death Match – von Erich won
3rd fall – Mexican Strap Death Match – von Erich won
2) Johnny Powers b. Crazy Luke Graham
3) The Fargo Brothers drew Tony Parisi & Dominic DeNucci
4) Pampero Firpo b. Tex McKenzie, COR
5) Abdullah the Butcher b. Mike Loren
6) Cowbody Frankie Laine b. Li'l Abner Osborne

June 9, 1972
Cleveland Arena
1) Ernie Ladd b. Waldo von Erich to win the NWF World Heavyweight Title
2) The Fargo Brothers b. Dr. Bill Miller & Manuel Soto, COR
3) Johnny Valentine drew Tony Parisi
4) Abdullah the Butcher b. Dan Miller
5) Luis Martinez b. Cowboy Frankie Laine
6) Victor Rivera b. Crazy Luke Graham

June 16, 1972
Cleveland Arena
1) Johnny Powers b. Johnny Valentine, DQ. Valentine DQ'ed for attacking before the bell. Powers said to have sustained a broken nose.
2) The Fargo Brothers b. Haystack Calhoun & Ben Justice, COR
3) Waldo von Erich drew Dominic DeNucci
4) Victor Rivera b. Yoshino Sato
5) Abdullah the Butcher b. Manuel Soto

June 23, 1972
Cleveland Arena
1) Ernie Ladd b. Waldo von Erich, DQ
2) Fargo Brothers b. Miller Brothers, COR
3) Johnny Valentine b. Dominic DeNucci
4) Abdullah the Butcher b. Manuel Soto
5) Victor Rivera b. Christopher Colt III

June 30, 1972
Cleveland Arena
1) Abdullah the Butcher b. Ernie Ladd, DQ
2) The Stomper & Victor Rivera b. Fargo Brothers, DQ
3) Johnny Valentine b. Manuel Soto
4) Chief White Owl b. Christopher Colt III
5) Johnny Fargo b. Hell's Angel #1

Aug. 12, 1972
Municipal Stadium (att. 5,401)
NWF's "Super Bowl" of Wrestling in 1972
Tag Team tournament
1) Victor Rivera & Manny Soto DDQ Waldo Von Erich & Kurt Von Stroheim
2) Luis Martinez & Salvadore Dominguez b. Tex McKenzie & Lil Abner Osborne Abner
3) Okuma & Koma b. Luis Martinez & Salvadore Dominguez
4) Tony Marino & Tony Parisi b. Okuma & Koma (tournament final)

Midgets tag team tournament
5) Sky Low Low & Little Brutus b. Farmer Jerome & Sonny Boy Hayes
6) Frenchy LaMonte & Haiti Kid b. Billy The Kid & Johnny The Red
7) Sky Low Low & Little Brutus b. Frenchy LaMonte & Haiti Kid (tournament final)

Womens tag team tournament
8) Joyce Grable & Tanya West b. Dottie Downs & Paula Kaye
9) Susan Green & Lilly Thomas b. Tippy Wells & Peggy Paterson
10) Susan Green & Lilly Thomas b. Joyce Grable & Tanya West (tournament final)
11) Bobo Brazil b. Killer Brooks
12) Wahoo McDaniel & Chief White Owl b. The Fargo Brothers, COR
13) The Fabulous Moolah b. Vicki Williams
14) Donna Christantello & Toni Rose b. Sandy Parker & Debbie Johnson
15) Abdullah The Butcher DDQ Ernie Ladd, brass knuckles match
16) Johnny Powers b. Johnny Valentine

Sept. 1, 1972
Cleveland Arena
1) Ernie Ladd b Abdullah the Butcher, DQ
2) Johnny Valentine b. Johnny Powers to win the NWF North American belt
3) The Fabulous Kangaroos b. The Stomper & Ben Justice
4) Chief White Owl b. Karl von Stroheim
5) Ben Justice drew Don Kent

September 8, 1972
Cleveland Arena
1) Abdullah the Butcher b. Dominic DeNucci, DQ
2) Johnny Powers b. Killer Brooks
3) The Kangaroos drew The Stomper & Ben Justice
4) Pampero Firpo b. Zulu
5) Tony Marino b. Mitsu Arakawa

September 22, 1972
Cleveland Arena
1) Dominic DeNucci b. Abdullah the Butcher, DQ
2) Johnny Powers b. Johnny Valentine to apparently win the North American title, but the belt was held up pending a review of the match
3) Karl von Stroheim b. Jerry Novak
4) The Kangaroos b. Jack Dalton & Mike Loren

Oct. 12, 1972
Cleveland Arena
1) Johnny Valentine b. Johnny Powers in a cage match
2) The Sheik DCOR Tony Marino in an Italian Strap Match (both counted out on mat)
3) Mitsu Arakawa b. Iron Mike Loren
4) The Fabulous Kangaroos drew Haystacks Calhoun & The Mighty Igor
4) Little Beaver & Sonny Hayes b. Pee Wee Adams & Frenchy Lamont

October 19, 1972
Cleveland Arena
1) Johnny Valentine b. Abdullah the Butcher for the NWF World Championship
2) The Fargo Brothers b. Victor Rivera & Manuel Soto
3) Tony Marino won an 8-man Battle Royal
4) Luis Martinez b. The Executioner
5) Chief White Owl b. Killer Lopez

Oct. 28, 1972
Cleveland Arena
1) Johnny Valentine b. Ernie Ladd
2) The Fargo Brothers drew Ben Justice & The Stomper
3) Bobo Brazil DDQ Pampero Firpo
4) Tony Marino b. Killer Tim Brooks
5) Abdullah the Butcher b. Manuel Soto
6) Chief White Owl & Luis Martinez b. Kurt von Hess and Karl von Schotz
7) Tex McKenzie & Victor Rivera & Eric the Red b. The Fabulous Kangaroos & George Cannon
8) Lucille Dupre & Darlin' Dagmar b. Jan Sheridan & Diamon Li'l (mixed womens/midgets)
9) The Executioner b. Li'l Abner Osborne

Nov. 2, 1972
Cleveland Arena
1) Ernie Ladd b. Johnny Valentine, DQ
2) The Sheik b. Tony Marino in a Stretcher Death Match
3) Eric the Red & Dan Miller b. The Fargo Brothers in a non-title match
4) Abdullah the Butcher b. Tex McKenzie

Nov. 18, 1972
Cleveland Arena
1) Ernie Ladd and a mystery partner b. Abdullah the Butcher & Johnny Valentine. The mystery partner was Bearcat Wright.
2) Tony Marino DCOR Killer Tim Brooks
3) The Fargo Brothers & Pampero Firpo b. Dan Miller & Bobo Brazil & Eric the Red
4) Tony Parisi b. The Executioner, DQ
5) Dominic DeNucci b. Baron Mikel Scicluna, DQ

Nov. 23, 1972
Cleveland Arena
1) Johnny Powers b. Johnny Valentine to win the North American championship
2) Ernie Ladd b. Abdullah the Butcher
3) Bobo Brazil & Haystacks Calhoun b. Kurt von Hess & Karl von Shotz, COR
4) Dr. Bill Miller drew Nick DeCarlo
5) Bearcat Wright b. Bull Johnson
6) Luis Martinez b. Bruce Swayze, COR
7) Sonny Boy Hayes b. Frenchy Lamont

November 30, 1972
Cleveland Arena
1) Johnny Valentine DDQ Johnny Powers
2) The Stomper & Ben Justice drew Dominic DeNucci & Tony Parisi
3) Frenchy Lamont b Sonny Boy Hayes
4) Bearcat Wright b. Mitsu Arakawa
5) The Mighty Igor b. Tom R. and Dick Ritchie (handicap match)
6) Haystacks Calhoun b. Baron Mikel Scicluna, DQ.

December 7, 1972
Cleveland Arena
1) Johnny Powers b. Johnny Valentine, COR (world title belt held up)
2) Waldo von Erich b. The Magnificent Zulu
3) Sonny Boy Hayes & Little Louie b. Frenchy Lamont & Pee Wee Adams
4) Luis Martinez & Sonny Boy Hayes & Little Louie b. Chief White Owl & Frenchy Lamont & Pee Wee Adams (mixed tag)

December 28, 1972
Cleveland Arena
1) Johnny Powers b. Waldo von Erich
2) Bobo Brazil b. Pampero Firpo, DQ
3) Johnny Valentine b. The Mighty Igor
4) Killer Tim Brooks NC Tony Marino in a Chain Death Match (both men counted out on mat). Eddie Creechman was handcuffed to J.B. Psycho.
5) J.B. Psycho b. The Magnificent Zulu
6) Lucille Dupre & Heather Feather b. Kay Carver and Kathy McCoy