Pittsburgh – 1949

Feb. 23, 1949
The Gardens (att 2,793, gate $5,265)
1) Gorgeous George (Pittsburgh debut) b. Billy Hansen, 2/3 falls
2) Paul (Steve) Stanlee b. Mike Mihalkis, 30:00, decision
3) Earl McCready b. Pedro Martinez, airplane spin, 7:30
4) Gus Willis b. Reg Sims, 11:35

July 21, 1949
The Gardens (att. 4,257, gate $5,758)
1) Don Eagle b. Frankie Talaber, 32:20
2) Mephisto b. Jack Vansky, 18:00
3) Sandor Kovacs & Ray Hutchinson b. Ivan Rasputin & Jim Henry
Note: Resurgence of live wrestling in town coincided with televised wrestling in the area, according to Art Abrams of the Post-Gazette.

Aug. 4, 1949
Zivic Arena (att. 2,700, gate $3,400)
1) Frank Sexton b. Ivan Rasputin
2) Ronnie Etchison drew Frederich von Schacht
3) Jim Henry & LaVerne Baxter b. Paul Stanlee & Suni War Cloud

Aug. 11, 1949
Zivic Arena (att. 4,300, gate $4,762)
1) Cyclone Anaya b. Ronnie Etchsion, 18:00
2) Lord Blears b. Whitey Walberg, scissors hold, 26:00
3) Jim Henry & Frederich von Schacht b. Doc Meske & Paul Stanlee, 2/3 falls

Aug. 18, 1949
Zivic Arena (att. 5,955)
1) Don Eagle b. Frederich von Schacht, 27:15
2) Frankie Talaber b. Lord Blears, decision
3) Benito Gardini & Ronnie Etchsion b. Jim Henry & LaVerne Baxter, 2/3 falls

Aug. 25, 1949
Zivic Arena
1) Cyclone Anaya & Lord Blears vs Ronnie Etchison & Frankie Talaber
2) John Pesek & Lou Klein vs Jim Henry & Fritz Schnabel
3) Billy Venable vs Sheik Lawrence

Sept. 1, 1949
Zivic Arena (att. 6,185, gate $8,193 – arena record)
1) Don Eagle b. Lord Blears, 19:06
2) Frankie Talaber b. Benito Gardini, 10:29
3) Ali Pasha & Ivan Rasputin b. Lou Klein & Paul Stanlee, 2/3 falls
4) Sheik Lawrence b. Jack Steele

Sept. 15, 1949
Zivic Arena (att. 3,200)
1) Don Eagle b. Lord Blears, 28:00
2) Frankie Talaber & Tom Martindale b. Jack Vansky & Ali Pasha, 2/3 falls
3) Pierre LaBelle b. Billy Venable, 14:39
4) Burt Rubi drew Lou Klein, 20:00

Sept. 29, 1949
Zivic Arena (att. 1,985)
1) Don Eagle b. Pierre La Belle, Indian deathlock, 22:29
2) Dr. Ed Meske b. Lou Klein
3) Paul Stanlee b. Pancho Valentino, 16:56
4) Hans & Fritz Schnabel b. Billy Weidner & Dutch Howlett, 2/3 falls

Oct. 6, 1949
Aragon Arena (att. 1,000)
1) Ivan Rasputin b. Doc Meske, 39:10
2) Sandor Kovacs & Pierre LaBelle vs Jack Vansky & Jack Steele, 2/3 falls
3) Walter Achiu b. Pancho Valentine, 24:55
Note: first indoor card of season. Dates changed almost weekly

Oct. 12, 1949
Aragon Arena (att. 1,100)
1) Lord Blears b. Ivan Rasputin, DQ, 27:00
2) Ed Meske b. Fritz Schnabel, 17:00
3) Sheik Lawrence & Farmer Marlin b. Ali Pasha & Dutch Howlett, 2/3 falls

Oct. 19, 1949

Aragon Arena (att. 1,266, gate $1,850)
1) Don Eagle b. Farmer Marlin
2) Benito Gardini b. Walter Achiu, 23:15
3) Bobby Ford & Ruffy Siverstein b. Jack Vansky & Billy Venable, 2/3 falls

Oct. 26, 1949
Aragon Arena (att. 1,900)
1) Frederich von Schacht b. Don Eagle, DQ
2) Farmer Marlin & Bobby Ford b. Ali Pasha & Billy Venable
3) Cyclone Anaya drew Bill Talaber

Nov. 4, 1949
Hunt Armory (att. 2,000)
1) Frederich von Schacht b. Cyclone Anaya, utc, 29:15
2) Ruffy Silverstein b. Billy Weidner, 25:40
3) Pierre LaBelle & Bobby Ford b. Jack Vansky & Dutch Howlett, 2/3 falls

Nov. 11, 1949
Hunt Armory (att. 4,000, gate $3,784)
1) Don Eagle b. Frederich von Schacht, 36:00
2) Ruffy Silverstein b. Frank Marconi, airplane spin, 24:00
3) Bobby Ford & Pierre LaBelle b. Ali Pasha & Benito Gardini, 2/3 falls

Nov. 21, 1949
Hunt Armory (att. 5,675, gate $7,046)
1) Gorgeous George b. Don Eagle, DQ, 31:21
2) Ruffy Silverstein b. Ivan Rasputin, DQ, 30:00
3) Frankie Talaber & Doc Meske b. Benito Gardini & Sam Menacher
Note: A show featuring Fred von Schacht and Lucnky Simunovich ran in McKeesport the same night

Nov. 25, 1949
Hunt Armory (att. 1,500)
1) Ruffy Silverstien b. Frederich von Schacht, 60:00, decision
2) Ivan Rasputin & Len Hughes  b. Sheik Lawrence & Bobby Ford
3) Doc Meske b. Fred Bozic, 20:00

Dec. 2, 1949
Hunt Armory (att. 5,313, gate $6,200)
1) Don Eagle b. Gorgeous George, neck slash and press, 15:20
2) Ruffy Silverstein drew Frankie Talaber, 30:00
3) Lucky Simunovich & Salvatore Balbo b. Jack Carter & Frederich von Schacht

Dec. 12, 1949
Aragon Arena
1) Cyclone Anaya vs Lucky Simunovich
2) Len Hughes vs Jack Carter
3) Sheik Lawrence & Billy Goelz vs Jack Vansky & Al Williams