Pittsburgh – 1962

(Promoter Toots Mondt)

Jan. 8, 1962
Civic Arena (att. 8,086, gate $20,435)
1) Crusher Lisowski b. Antonino Rocca, COR, 2/3 falls
    Fall one) Crusher b. Rocca, bodyslam, 5:49
 
   Fall two) Rocca b. Crusher, backbreaker, 4:42
    Fall three) Rocca missed a dropkick and was counted out, 1:56
2) Bruno Sammartino b. Gene Stanlee, bearhug, 8:03
3) Johnny Valentine b. Man Mountain Campbell, 0:42
4) Ace Freeman b. Wild Red Berry, 9:53
5) Brown Panther & Tiny Tim b. Sky Low Low & Fuzzy Cupid, 2/3 falls
6) Zivko Kovacic b. Angelo Savoldi, reverse full nelson, 9:46
7) Alex Kostopoulous b. Gypsy Joe
8) Steve Novak b. Man Mountain Campbell (double duty), cobra twist, 9:22
9) Chet Wallick b. Billy Fox, boston crab, 12:56
10) The Fabulous Kangaroos (Al Costello & Roy Heffernan) b. Bearcat Wright & Sweet Daddy Siki, 2/3 falls
11) The Bonecracker b. Gordon Zarbo, full nelson, 0:39

Feb. 5, 1962
Civic Arena (att. 10, 850)
1) Buddy Rogers b. Johnny Valentine, 2/3 falls
    Fall one) Rogers b. Valentine, 12:45
    Fall two) Valentine b. Rogers, 10:30
    Fall three) Rogers b. Valentine, body press, 2:16
2) Crusher Lisowski b. Bruno Sammartino, 2/3 falls, COR in third fall
3) The Fabulous Kangaroos b. Carlos Milano & Argentina Apollo, 12:22
4) Ace Freeman b. Chet Wallick, 9:35
5) Shohei Baba b. Fred Atkins, 3:50
6) Moose Cholak b. Sweet Daddy Siki, 11:31
7) Steve Novak & Zivko Kovacic b. Johnny Kace & Nicoli Volkoff, 2/3 falls
8) Bonecracker b. Miguel Torres, 2:28
9) Johnny DeFazio b. Gypsy Joe, 8:23
10) Alex Kostopoulous b. Billy Fox, 6:36

March 5, 1962
Civic Arena (att. 7,139, gate $22,335 blizzard held down crowd)
1) Buddy Rogers drew Crusher Lisowski, 2/3 falls, time limit occurred with each having one fall
2) Bruno Sammartino b. Chet Wallick, 11:09
3) Cowboy Bob Ellis b. Fred Atkins, 4:46
4) Ace Freeman, Steve Novak & Zivko Kovacic b. The Fabulous Kangaroos & Red Berry, 2/3 falls, match awarded to Freeman, Novak & Kovacic when Berry became "hopelessly entangled" in ropes during third fall
5) Shohei Baba b. Frank Marconi, 5:46
6) Alex Kostopoulous b. Johnny Rebel, 3:29
7) Johnny DeFazio b. Wild Bill Gallion, reverse leglock, 11:59

April 2, 1962
Civic Arena (att. 12, 474, gate $38,969)
1) Buddy Rogers b. Bruno Sammartino, 2/3 falls
    Fall one) Rogers b. Sammartino, boston crab, 11:05
    Fall two) Sammartino b. Rogers, bearhug, 11:30
    Fall three) Sammartino had Rogers in a bearhug but released it prematurely, mistakenly thinking he had won. Rogers pinned him at 3:26.
2) Crusher Lisowski b. Shohei Baba, 3:48
3) Johnny Valentine b. Chet Wallick
4) Tiny Tim & Sonny Boy Cassidy b. Billy the Kid & Pancho Lopez, 2/3 falls
5) Art Thomas b. Moose Cholak, 5:48
6) Alex Kostopoulous b. Danny Ferazzi, leg spread, 8:16
7) Ace Freeman b. Karl Von Hess, reverse crab
8) Johnny DeFazio b. Frank Marconi, dropkick and press
9) Chuck & Bob Bruce b. Steve Novak & Zivko Kovacic

May 7, 1962

Civic Arena (att. 6,224, gate $18,767)
1) Buddy Rogers b. Art Thomas, figure four leglock, 7:44
2) Crusher Lisowski b. Johnny Valentine, DQ, 25:02. Valentine refused to release sleeper hold outside ring ropes
3) Bobo Brazil b. Moose Cholak, 6:16
4) Antoninio Rocca & Miguel Perez b. The Fabulous Kangaroos, 2/3 falls
5) Ace Freeman b. Tony Altimore, jackknife, 12:24
6) Johnny DeFazio b. Angelo Savoldi, 10:51
7) Carlos Milano b. Frank Marconi, leg stretch, 13:11
8) Zivko Kovacic b. Chet Wallick, reverse body press, 9:31

July 2, 1962
Forbes Field (att.13,367, gate $36,249)
1) Buddy Rogers b. Crusher Lisowski, 2/3 falls
    Fall one) Rogers b. Crusher, piledriver, 9:55
    Fall two) Crusher b. Rogers, claw hold, 3:25
    Fall three) Rogers p. Crusher, rollup, 3:48
2) Bruno Sammartino & Antonino Rocca b. Skull Murphy & Shohei Baba, Sammartino b. Murphy, bearhug, 7:42
3) Johnny Valentine b. Zivko Kovacic, 10:44
4) Edouard Carpentier b. Johnny Kace, 5:57
5) Pancho Lopez & Farmer Pete b. Billy the Kid & Fuzzy Cupid, 2/3 falls
6) Bobo Brazil b. Chet Wallick, 10:51
7) Ace Freeman b. Tony "TNT" Napolitan
8) The Mongol b. Billy Fox, sleeper, 4:31
9) Johnny DeFazio b. John Heath, jackknife, 10:51
10) Fred Atkins b. Frank Marconi, 4:50

August 10, 1962
Forbes Field (att. 9,443, gate $25,579)
1) Buddy Rogers b. Bobo Brazil, 2/3 falls
2) Edouard Carpentier b. Crusher Lisowski, 2/3 falls
3) Bruno Sammartino & Antonino Rocca b. Nicoli Volkoff & Johnny Kace, 2 straight falls
4) The Mongol b. Ace Freeman, 9:04
5) Haystacks Calhoun b. Shohei Baba, DQ
6) Tony Napolitan b. Billy Fox, 9:49
7) Zivko Kovacic b. Bill Scholl, 10:26
8) Johnny DeFazio b. Angelo Savoldi, 9:26
9) Chet Wallick b. Fred Atkins, 8:49

Sept. 10, 1962
Civic Arena (att. 6,099, gate $18,407)
1) Killer Kowalski b. Johnny Valentine, 2/3 falls. Main event changed from Carpentier vs Rogers when Rogers failed to appear "because of an injury suffered in a match the other night."
2) Antonino Rocca b. The Mongol, COR
3) Edouard Carpentier b. TNT Napolitan, 16:56
4) Ace Freeman b. Angelo Savoldi, cradle, 10:25
5) Cowboy Bradley b. Tiny Rowe, 10:37
6) Zivco Kovacic b. Charlie Martoni, 10:56
7) Johnny DeFazio b. Maurice Robert, crab hold, 6:45
8) Bruno Sammartino & Argentina Apollo b. Shohei Baba & Fred Atkins, 2 straight falls

Oct. 15, 1962
Civic Arena (att. 7,632, gate $20,916)
1) Buddy Rogers b. Edouard Carpentier, 2/3 falls
    Fall one) Rogers p. Carpentier, 9:03
    Fall two) Carpentier p. Rogers, 5:11
    Fall three) Carpentier counted out on mat when both were in double leglock, 5:17
2) Killer Kowalski b. Antonino Rocca, DQ, 14:12
3) Scufflin' Hillbillies (Rip Collins & Chuck Connelly) b. Angelo Savoldi & Wild Bill School, 2 straight falls
4) Bruno Sammartino b. Shohei Baba, DQ, 16:24
5) Ace Freeman b. TNT Napolitan, 12:04
6) Maurice the Magnificent & Johnny Barend b. Fred Atkins & Billy Fox, 2 straight falls
7) Johnny DeFazio b. Gypsy Joe, 11:16

Nov. 5, 1962
Civic Arena (att. 7,236, gate $18,300)
1) Buddy Rogers drew Bruno Sammartino, 2/3 falls
    Fall one) Sammartino b. Rogers, bearhug, 7:50
    Fall two) Rogers b. Sammartino, body press, 5:52
    Fall three) Sammartino p. Rogers, 4:07, but admitted he fouled Rogers with a low punch and refused to accept the victory. Match ruled a draw.
2) Crusher Lisowski DDQ Killer Kowalski, 12:11
3) Bobo Brazil & Antonino Rocca b. Maurice the Magnificent & Johnny Barend, 12:57
4) Ace Freeman & Gene Kelly b. TNT Napolitan & Gypsy Joe, 17:56
5) Killer Buddy Austin b. Angelo Savoldi, leglock, 5:59
6) Johnny DeFazio b. Wild Bill Scholl, crab hold, 7:30
7) Billy Fox drew Chet Wallick, 15:00

Dec. 3, 1962
Civic Arena (att. 5,235, gate $15,096)
1) Bruno Sammartino drew Killer Kowalski, 2/3 falls, 60:00. Promoter Toots Mondt said to try to get NWA to recognize winner as champion while Rogers recovers from a broken leg.
    Fall one) Kowalski p. Sammartino, kicks, 29:37
    Fall two) Sammartino b. Kowalski, bearhug, 14:40
    Fall three) curfew rang as Sammartino had Kowalski in another bearhug
2) Maurice the Magnificent & Johnny Barend b. Pat Kennedy & Gene Kelly, 6:02
3) Bobo Brazil b. Skull Murphy, abdominal stretch, 12:54
4) Ace Freeman b. Gordo Chihuahua, flying tackle, 8:09
5) Killer Buddy Austin b. The Hillbilly (identity not specified), leglock, 11:46
6) Johnny DeFazio b. Tiger Severs, 11:36, airplane spin
7) Wild Bill Scholl drew Billy Fox, 15:00