Edouard Carpentier was often said to be the nephew of former boxing great, Georges
Carpentier.  From Roannes, France, he stood five foot nine inches and weighed 230
pounds.  Carpentier was a former multiple-time World Champion and worldwide fan
favorite.  The man known as the “Flying Frenchman” was trained by the legendary Henri
DeGlane and manged by Bob Langevin upon his arrival to the United States.  He made his
rounds through St. Louis and worked for promoter Sam Muchnick.

Carpentier wrestled the tough Killer Kowalski on February 1, 1957 before 4,556 and
pinned his opponent in 25:45.  The victory earned him an NWA World Title Match against
Lou Thesz at the Kiel Auditorium on February 22nd.  More then six-thousand, five hundred
fans attended the card to see if Carpentier could walk away with the belt.  He was counted
out after being tossed over the top rope at the 18:00 mark.  Many thought Thesz was
going to be disqualified for his actions, but referee, Henry Costa stated that Carpentier
was at fault.  Thesz retained.

On March 1st, he teamed with Pat O’Connor at the Auditorium in St. Louis against Fritz
Von Erich and Buddy Rogers in a tag team main event.  6,055 watched Von Erich pin
Carpentier with a knee drop and press in 7:11 for the initial fall.  The second went almost
the same way when Von Erich pinned O’Connor with a Prussian Drop.  Two-straight falls
on the heroes for Von Erich.  It was a bad loss.

In Chicago on June 14th, history was made.  Carpentier challenged Lou Thesz for the
NWA World Title.  After two falls, the match was even.  Thesz injured his back and was
unable to wrestle.  The referee called the match and Carpentier was announced as the
new World Champion.  Promoters took sides and most of the National Wrestling Alliance
decided that they were going to continue recognizing Thesz due to the way he lost the
match.  Joe Dusek in Omaha recognized Carpentier’s victory as well as officials in
Massachusetts, Canada and Los Angeles.  It didn’t matter who believed he was the champ,
Carpentier was wearing the World Title Belt around his waist.

Carpentier made his first Omaha City Auditorium appearance on January 11, 1958 in front
of 4,910 fans.  Reigning as a claimant to the World Heavyweight Title, Carpentier defeated
Dick the Bruiser by disqualification in the third fall of an even match.  Bruiser used a steel
chair on referee Johnny Lehl and wrapped the champ as well.  A rematch was set for
Saturday, February 1st.  Carpentier beat Bruiser in two-of-three-falls without a
disqualification in any of the contests.  He lost the first in 10:40, but took the next two in 7:
20 and 5:06 respectively.  Carpentier continued his tour and appeared in Denver on
January 16th.

He was billed as the National Wrestling Alliance World Heavyweight Champion, having won
the title from Lou Thesz last June in Chicago.  He beat Don Leo Jonathan at the Auditorium
in three-falls.  Interesting enough, the Denver Promoter, Mike London recognized two
separate World Heavyweight Champions, with the knowledge of both men having victories
over Thesz.  London brought Dick Hutton to the Auditorium mat on March 13th.  Carpentier
beat Hans Schmidt on March 22nd in Omaha with two-of-three.

Verne Gagne defeated Carpentier on August 9, 1958 in Omaha to capture the claim to the
World Title.  The win was Gagne’s first ever, having taken the final two-falls straight.  Fred
Kohler, Chicago Promoter, was the special referee.  7,083 fans at the outdoor show
witnessed the event live.  Carpentier won the first in 17:03, but lost the second in 11:25
when he was caught in a sleeperhold, and then Gagne won the third in 12:15 with a
jackknife.  Gagne claimed that he would give Carpentier a rematch within ninety days.  
Carpentier and Gagne teamed in Omaha against Dick the Bruiser and Hans Schmidt on
October 4, 1958.  The latter’s World Tag Team Title was on the line.  He was pinned by
the Bruiser to lose the first fall and regained momentum to pin Dick in the second.  The
third saw Carpentier pin Dick the Bruiser at the same time Gagne was being pinned by
Hans.  The referee ruled that Schmidt’s pinfall was legal and the champions retained their
crown.

Carpentier wrestled a Texas Death Match against Dick the Bruiser in Omaha on Saturday,
October 18th with the victor to face Verne Gagne for the World Title the following week.  
Carpentier beat Bruiser and earned the World Title Match on October 25th.  Gagne had
made good on his claim to give him a local rematch within ninety days.  It was their first
rematch since the belt changed hands.  Joe Dusek, Omaha Promoter, imported NWA
Senior Referee, Carlos Rodriquez of St. Louis to appear and officiate the bout.  The result
of the event was a 42-minute no-contest after Gagne refused to win after Carpentier was
seriously injured.  Edouard had hit his Adam’s Apple squarely on the corner ring post,
swallowing his tongue and a bridge.  Carpentier was carried out and was rushed to a local
hospital.  The challenger had pinned Gagne in 32:05 to lead the two-of-three-fall match.  
He did recover from the incident.

Carpentier teamed with Bobby Managoff on January 9, 1959 in St. Louis to beat El Lobo
and Hans Schmidt in a two-of-three-falls match.  Carpentier pinned Lobo in the third and
deciding fall at the 6:50 mark with a cradle-lock.  On February 14th, he made his Omaha
return and six-thousand fans turned out to watch him battle the main local heel at the time,
Mitsu Arikawa.  Lou Klein was called in from Detroit to be the special referee.  It was tied 1-
1 when Arikawa beat Carpentier via countout due to a ten-count by Klein that was called
by many as the fastest in Nebraska mat history.

Entering Los Angeles, he was still recognized as the World Champion for his victory over
Thesz in Chicago, despite losing to Verne Gagne in ’58.  He was very popular on the west
coast.  Carpentier lost World Title recognition on June 12, 1961 in Los Angeles when a
match was stopped in the third fall against Fred Blassie.  It was reminiscent of June 1957 in
some ways.  He was billed as being the World Champion in Chicago during the summer of
1962.  Carpentier regained the Los Angeles version of the World Title in December 1963
after Bearcat Wright failed to appear for a scheduled match.  Blassie beat Carpentier
again in January of the following year at Los Angeles.

In 1972, Carpentier feuded over the vacant Grand Prix Association Heavyweight Title
against Killer Kowalski.  He captured the Grand Prix Tag Team Title in 1973 with Bruno
Sammartino as his partner.  Carpentier retired later in the decade.

Title History:

   -NWA World Heavyweight Title (1957) defeated Lou Thesz
   -Nebraska World Heavyweight Title (1957-’58) defeated Lou Thesz
   -World Heavyweight Title (1958-’61) recognized by promoters in California
   -WWA World Heavyweight Title (1963) defeated Bearcat Wright, forfeit
   -Co-holder of the WWA World Tag Team Title (1964) w/ Bob Ellis
   -Co-holder of the Grand Prix Tag Team Title (1973) w/ Bruno Sammartino


Research by Tim Hornbaker




Chicago, Illinois:  January 26, 1957
(Marigold Arena) … Hans Schmidt b. Jan Gotch (2-0) … Edouard Carpentier b. Mike
Paidousis (2-0) … Bozo Brown and Jerry Christy drew (30:00) … The Sheik of Araby b.
Jack Allen … Mitch Lassen and Don Pollock drew (30:00) … Rose Roman b. Jean Bellard
(2-0) … (promoter:  Fred Kohler)

St. Louis, Missouri:  Friday, February 1, 1957
(Kiel Auditorium) … Edouard Carpentier b. Wladek Kowalski (25:45) … Bob McCune and
Bill McDaniel drew (20:00) … Billy Darnell b. Mike Paidousis (DQ) (12:07) … Fritz Von
Erich b. Frank Townsend (2:18) … Ilio DiPaolo and Yukon Eric wrestled George Bollas and
Mighty Ursus to a draw … (promoter:  Sam Muchnick) … (4,556 fans)


Chicago, Illinois:  Tuesday, February 19, 1957
(International Amphitheater) … Wilbur Snyder b. Hans Schmidt by decision to capture the
NWA United States Heavyweight Title (2/3) (The referee awarded the match to Snyder)
(Schmidt said he was going to file an appeal with the NWA) … The Lisowski Brothers
(Reggie and Stanley Lisowski) b. Paul Bunyon and Angelo Poffo (2/3) … Edouard
Carpentier b. Nicoli Voloff … Caroline Bennett b. Baby Doe … Boris Volkoff b. Bill Melby …
(promoter:  Fred Kohler) … (referee:  Pat Murphy) … (9,132 fans) … (gate:  $25,098)

St. Louis, Missouri:  Friday, February 22, 1957
(Kiel Auditorium) … NWA World Heavyweight Champion Lou Thesz b. Edouard Carpentier
(CO) (18:00) (Many had thought Thesz had tossed Carpentier over the top rope, but the
referee said that Edouard was at fault) … Buddy Rogers b. Bob McCune (CO) (16:30) …
Fritz Von Erich b. Ramon Cernadez and Bill McDaniel in a special handicap match …
Richard Brown and Billy Darnell b. George Bollas and Mike Paidousis (2/3) … Stu Gibson
and Red Lyons drew (15:00) … (promoter:  Sam Muchnick) … (referee:  Henry Costa) …
(6,568 fans)

Chicago, Illinois:  February 23, 1957
(Marigold Arena) … Edouard Carpentier b. Gypsy Joe (12:04) … The Volkoffs (Boris and
Nicoli Volkoff) b. Jack Allen and Johnny Carl (2-0) (7:02, 3:31) … Aldo Bogni and Hans
Hermann drew (24:00) … Angelo Poffo b. Jerry Christy (32:03) … Gino Angelo and Jerry
Gordet drew (20:00) … Larry Williams b. Don Cortez (4:08) … (promoter:  Fred Kohler)

St. Louis, Missouri:  Friday, March 1, 1957
(Kiel Auditorium) … Buddy Rogers and Fritz Von Erich b. Edouard Carpentier and Pat O’
Connor (2-0) (Von Erich pinned Carpentier for the first fall in 7:11, Von Erich pinned O’
Connor with a Prussian Drop for the second) … Bob McCune b. George Bollas (CO) (16:
30) … Belle Starr b. Millie Stafford (16:14) … Sky Low Low b. Red Feathers (9:30) … Red
Lyons and Mike Paidousis drew (20:00) … (promoter:  Sam Muchnick) … (referee:  Ralph
Garibaldi) … (6,055 fans)


Chicago, Illinois:  Friday, April 26, 1957
(International Amphitheater) … Edouard Carpentier and Verne Gagne b. The Lisowskis
(Reggie and Stanley Lisowski) (1-0) (Carpentier pinned Stanley in 56-minutes for the first
fall (time expired in 60-minutes) … Wilbur Snyder b. Dick the Bruiser (DQ) … Angelo Poffo
b. Jerry Christy (9:27) … Bill Melby and The Sheik of Araby drew (30:00) … Caroline
Bennett b. Baby Doe (7:18) … Billy Goelz b. Zack Malkov (20:04) … (promoter:  Fred
Kohler) … (9,130 fans) … (gate:  $23,642.44)


Chicago, Illinois:  Saturday, May 11, 1957
(Marigold Arena) … Verne Gagne b. Clyde Steeves (2-0) (13:45, 17:02) … Edouard
Carpentier b. Gypsy Joe (2-0) … Sheik of Araby b. Jim Siksay (12:45) … Carl Engstrom
and Billy Goelz drew (20:00) … Jerry Christy b. Jack Wilson (14:29) … Rose Roman and
Shirely Strimple b. Ada Ash and Corinne Cordero (2/3) … (promoter:  Fred Kohler)


Chicago, Illinois:  Friday, May 17, 1957
(International Amphitheater) … Edouard Carpentier b. Hans Schmidt (2/3) … Verne Gagne
and Wilbur Snyder b. The Volkoffs (Boris and Nicoli Volkoff) to capture the World Tag
Team Title (2/3) (Gagne won the first fall in 20:40, Boris won the second in 11:20, Snyder
pinned Nicoli in 3:02 for the third) … Angelo Poffo b. Bill Melby (12:27) … Pedro Godoy
and The Sheik of Araby drew (30:00) … Shirley Strimple b. Corrine Cordero (10:15) …
(promoter:  Fred Kohler) … (9,435 fans) … (gate:  $25,047)


*The Chicago American newspaper stated that “Carpentier went to Canada from France a
year ago.
He made his first Chicago appearance last January.  He has scored spectacular victories
with his
Aerial holds and recently beat Hans Schmidt before a sellout crowd in the Amphitheater.”



Washington D.C.:  Monday, June 10, 1957
(Griffith Stadium) … Antonino Rocca b. Ricki Starr (2/3) (Starr was disqualifed in the third
fall) … Marva Scott and Kathleen Wimbley b. Lulu Provo and Babs Wingo … Danny
McShain b. Jackie Nichols … Killer Kowalski b. Czaya Nandor … Edouard Carpentier b.
Karl Von Hess … Dr. Jerry Graham and Roy Shire b. Chief Big Heart and Wilbur Snyder …
(promoter:  Vincent McMahon) … (referee:  Rocky Lee) … (10,406 fans) … (gate:  
$25,923)
Note:  The Washington Post and Times Herald reported that the show broke the previous
wrestling gate record for the Stadium that stood for 27 years when Jim Londos battled
Rudy Dusek in 1935.

Chicago, Illinois:  Friday, June 14, 1957
(International Amphitheatre) … Edouard Carpentier b. Lou Thesz to capture the NWA
World Heavyweight Title (2/3) (Thesz won the first fall in 17:22, Carpentier won the second
in 3:39, Carpentier won the third in 4:42 by disqualification) (Carpentier won the third when
Thesz was disqualified) (Thesz was injured and using the ropes for protection) (Thesz was
also going from corner to corner to stay away from his opponent) (referee:  Ed Whalen) …
The Lisowskis (Reggie and Stanley) b. Pedro Godoy and Bill Melby … Wilbur Snyder b.
The Sheik of Araby … Sharon Lass b. Ada Ash … Angelo Poffo b. Larry Moquin …
(promoter:  Fred Kohler) … (referee:  Ed Whalen) … (5,682 fans) … (gate:  $13,246)
Notes:  The Chicago American newspaper and Fred Kohler’s official program both printed
that Edouard Carpentier was the new World Heavyweight Champion; The Montreal Star
reported that 16,020 fans were in Chicago to see Carpentier win the title at the
International Amphitheater.  The report came through the Associated Press.
*Won the National Wrestling Alliance World Heavyweight Title
**Carpentier was reportedly recognized in 43 states and parts of Canada as the World
Heavyweight Champion.


Chicago, Illinois:  Friday, August 16, 1957
(International Amphitheater) … NWA World Heavyweight Champion Edouard Carpentier
and Lou Thesz drew (60:00) (1-1) (Carpentier won the first fall in 33:28, Thesz won the
second in 16:04) … Hans Schmidt b. The Sheik of Araby (10:40) … Dick the Bruiser b.
Larry Chene (11:45) … Pat O’Connor b. Bob Langevin (14:30) … The Lisowski Brothers
(Reggie and Stanley Lisowski) b. Pedro Godoy and Luis Martinez (2/3) … (promoter:  Fred
Kohler) … (referee:  Jack Dempsey) … (8,237 fans)












Omaha, Nebraska:  Saturday, January 11, 1958
(City Auditorium) … World Heavyweight Champion Edouard Carpentier b. Dick the Bruiser
by disqualification (2/3) (Carpentier won the first fall in 8:55, Bruiser won the second in 12:
55, Carpentier won the third by disqualification) (Bruiser hit the referee with a steel chair)
… Thor Hagen b. Bob “Legs” Langeven … Sonny Myers b. Jim Lake (11:40) … Emil Dusek
b. Red McIntyre (12:55) … (promoter:  Joe Dusek) … (4,910 fans) … (gate:  $5,660)

Denver, Colorado:  Thursday, January 16, 1958
(Auditorium Arena) … World Heavyweight Champion Edouard Carpentier b. Don Leo
Jonathan (2/3) (Carpentier won the first fall in 10:20, Jonathan won the second fall in 11:
49, Carpentier won the third in 5:23) … Bob Elliott b. Bob “Legs” Langevin (2-0) … Danny
Plechas b. Jim Wright (15:05) … Danno McDonald and Suni War Cloud drew (20:00) …
Juan Garcia b. Chief Red Cloud (12:17) … (promoter:  Mike London)

Chicago, Illinois:  Friday, January 31, 1958
(International Amphitheater) … World Heavyweight Champion Edouard Carpentier b. Don
Leo Jonathan (2/3) (Carpentier won the first fall in 17:10, Jonathan won the second in 11:
10, Carpentier won the third in 9:45) … Dick the Bruiser and Wilbur Snyder drew (1-1)
(Snyder won the first fall in 1:10, Bruiser won the second in 11:35, double countout in 7:
15) … Tony Filipini, Bobby Managoff and Pat O’Connor b. The Lisowskis (Reggie and
Stanley Lisowski) and Ivan the Terrible (2/3) … Bob Konovsky b. Bob “Legs” Langevin …
(promoter:  Fred Kohler) … (5,513 fans) … (gate:  $15,206.20)
Note:  Carpentier was billed as the World Heavyweight Champion in Chicago


Omaha, Nebraska:  Saturday, February 1, 1958
(City Auditorium) … World Heavyweight Champion Edouard Carpentier b. Dick the Bruiser
(2/3) (Bruiser won the first in 10:40, Carpentier won the second in 7:20, Carpentier won
the third in 5:06) (During the match, a member of the audience was allowed two punches
on the Bruiser while he was being held by four police officers.  The punches formed a welt
above his left eye and drew blood from his mouth) … Hans Schmidt b. Thor Hagen by
submission … Sonny Myers b. Bob “Legs” Langevin … Ronnie Etchison b. Lee Henning
(18:03) … (promoter:  Joe Dusek) … (4,221 fans) … (gate:  $4,985)

New York Daily Mirror:  February 3, 1958
"Wrestler Ricki Starr, the toe-dancing terror of the tank towns, is really Bernard Herman of
St. Louis, Mo. Edward Carpentier, the synthetic peasoup inhaler who is Eddie the
Amadahn Quinn's private property, is a boy from Wloclawek, Poland, who was christened
Ignac Wieczorkewicz and refuses to wrestle unless fed (preferably intravenously) a platter
of kielbasi smothered in kapusta, with a side order of pierogi ligolomki...The spurious Nazi
Storm Trooper, featured on TV from Washington, known as Von Hess, is a former fifth-rate
boxer from the Middle West whose real name is Fakherthy...Nanjo Singh, whom the
Philadelphia police arrested recently in connection with the violent death of his wife, Betty,
in their lodgings over the tap room they operated, was known as the Indian with the Cobra
Deathlock when he was in Toots Mondt's herd of baby elephants."

*On Wednesday, March 5, 1958, the Montreal Star billed Edouard Carpentier as the
National Wrestling Association World Champion.

Montreal, Quebec:  Wednesday, March 5, 1958
(Montreal Forum) … NWA World Heavyweight Champion Edouard Carpentier and Mike
Sharpe wrestled to a no contest (2/3) (Sharpe won the first fall, Carpentier won the
second, no decision) (During the third fall, referee Sammy Mack was knocked out and Mike’
s brother Ben jumped into the ring) (On behalf of Carpentier, Johnny Rougeau followed
Ben to the mat and a fight ensued) … Dick the Bruiser and Tarzan Zorra wrestled to a
double-disqualification … Ben Sharpe b. Manuel Cortez … Bearcat Wright b. Baron
Gattoni … Larry Moquin b. Bob “Legs” Langevin … (promoter:  Eddie Quinn) … (referee:  
Sammy Mack)

Montreal, Quebec:  Wednesday, March 12, 1958
(Montreal Forum) … The Sharpe Brothers (Ben and Mike Sharpe) b. Edouard Carpentier
and Johnny Rougeau (2/3) (Mike Sharpe b. Johnny Rougeau in 24:33 for the first fall,
Carpentier and Rougeau won the second in 2:15, Sharpes won the third by countout in 6:
08) … Bearcat Wright and Gene Kiniski drew … Manuel Cortez and Bob Leipler drew …
Tarzan Zorra b. Bob “Legs” Langevin … (promoter:  Eddie Quinn) … (10,000 fans)

Omaha, Nebraska:  Saturday, March 22, 1958
(City Auditorium) … World Heavyweight Champion Edouard Carpentier b. Hans Schmidt
(2/3) (Schmidt won the first fall in 8:40, Carpentier won the second in 21:14, Carpentier
won the third in 4:16) … Yukon Eric b. Ivan the Terrible (2/3) (Ivan won the first in 46-
seconds, Eric won the second in 30-seconds, Eric won the third in 5:50) … Jack Pesek b.
Bob “Legs” Langevin (20:04) … Larry Hamilton b. Danno O’Shocker (13:40) … (promoter:  
Joe Dusek) … (6,895 fans) … (gate:  $7,426)

Chicago, Illinois:  Friday, May 2, 1958
(International Amphitheater) … World Heavyweight Champion Edouard Carpentier and
Verne Gagne drew (2/3) (Carpentier won the first fall in 23:30, Gagne won the second in 6:
18, double countout in 12:18) … Bob Konovsky and Pat O’Connor b. Angelo Poffo and
Hans Schmidt … Bobby Managoff b. Bob “Legs” Langevin (2-0) … Rafael Alvarez b. Ned
Taylor … The Lady Angel b. Rose Roman … Billy Goelz and Jackie Nichols drew (20:00)
… Bronko Lubich b. Jack Allen … Bob Kappell b. Porfirio Longoria … (promoter:  Fred
Kohler) … (5,223 fans) … (gate:  $13,420)

Boston, Massachusetts:  Saturday, May 3, 1958
(Boston Garden) … Killer Kowalski b. Edouard Carpentier to capture the World
Heavyweight Title (2/3) (Kowalski won the first and third falls) (special referee:  Jack
Sharkey) … The Sharpe Brothers (Ben and Mike Sharpe) b. Manuel Cortez and Pat O’
Connor (CO) (23:57) (Special Referee:  Jersey Joe Walcott) … Women’s World Champion
June Byers b. Mae Young … Dara Singh b. Bob “Legs” Langevin … Mike Higgins and
Larry Moquin drew … (promoter:  Paul Bowser) … (10,267 fans)




Omaha, Nebraska:  Saturday, August 9, 1958
(Municipal Stadium) … Verne Gagne b. Edouard Carpentier to capture the World
Heavyweight Title (2/3) (Carpentier won the first fall in 17:03, Gagne won the second with a
sleeperhold in 11:25, Gagne won the third with a jackknife in 12:15) (special referee:  Fred
Kohler) (After the match, Nebraska State Athletic Commissioner C.N. Moon presented the
championship belt to Gagne and Chuck Warren presented him with the All-American City
Trophy) (Gagne was the United States Heavyweight Champion) … Dick the Bruiser and
Hans Schmidt b. The Russians (Boris and Nicoli Volkoff) to capture the World Tag Team
Title (2/3) … Penny Banner b. Kay Noble (2/3) … Danny Plechas b. Bob “Legs” Langevin
… (promoter:  Joe Dusek) … (7,083 fans) … (gate:  $9,095)



Fort Wayne, Indiana:  March 19, 1959
( ) … Dick the Bruiser and Hans Schmidt b. Edouard Carpentier and Verne Gagne …
Penny Banner b. Princess Tona Tomah … Bobby Managoff b. Jack Wilson … Carl
Engstrom and Johnny Weaver drew


Chicago, Illinois:  Friday, April 24, 1959
(Marigold Arena) … The Volkoff Brothers (Boris and Nicoli Volkoff) b. Lou Eisenhart and
Carl Engstrom (2/3) (Eisenhart was a substitute for Edouard Carpentier) … The Fargo
Brothers (Don and Jackie Fargo) wrestled The Gilberts (Doug and Johnny Gilbert) to a
draw … Wayne Bock b. Porforio Longoria … Billy Goelz b. Zack Malkov … (promoter:  
Fred Kohler)

Toronto, Ontario:  Thursday, July 30, 1959
(Maple Leaf Gardens) … NWA World Heavyweight Champion Pat O’Connor and Don Leo
Jonathan drew at the 11:15 curfew (46:18) … Dick Hutton b. John Foti (abdominal stretch)
(16:49) … Edouard Carpentier b. Ken Kenneth (6:43) … The Vachon Brothers (Maurice
and Paul Vachon) b. Pat Flanagan and Don Jardine (Paul made Jardine submit) (16:54)
(Vachons local debut) (Vachons were managed by Bull Hocoma) … Sam Steamboat b.
Bob “Legs” Langevin (13:30) … (promoter:  Frank Tunney) … (referee:  Bert Maxwell) …
(4,000 fans)

Chicago, Illinois:  Saturday, August 1, 1959
(Chicago Stadium) … Edouard Carpentier b. Gene Kiniski (2/3) (Kiniski won the first fall in
12:46, Carpentier won the second in 4:40, Carpentier won the third by DQ in 9:30) … Lou
Thesz b. Larry Moquin (6:30) … Buddy Rogers b. Buddy Rosen (DQ) (4:10) … Pepper
Gomez b. Otto Von Krupp (11:50) … Karl Krauser b. Frank Valois (9:35) … Bobby
Managoff b. Joe Christie (11:30) … (promoter:  Eddie Quinn) … (matchmaker:  Ben
Bentley) …  (net receipts:  $9,194.61)

Toronto, Ontario:  Thursday, August 6, 1959
(Maple Leaf Gardens) … Don Leo Jonathan b. Lou Thesz (countout) (22:57) … Hard
Boiled Haggerty and Dick Hutton drew (20:16) … Edouard Carpentier b. Joe Christie (8:09)
… The Vachon Brothers (Maurice and Paul Vachon) b. Jack Laskin and Howard Martin
(Paul made Martin submit) (15:15) … Pat Flanagan b. Bob “Legs” Langevin (11:50) …
(promoter:  Frank Tunney) … (referee:  Bunny Dunlop) … (4,500 fans)

Toronto, Ontario:  Thursday, August 13, 1959
(Maple Leaf Gardens) … Don Leo Jonathan b. Edouard Carpentier (countout) (24:19) …
Hard Boiled Haggerty and Walter Sieber drew (20:10) … The Great Antonio b. Joe Christie
(bearhug) (3:15) … Sam Steamboat b. Ken Kenneth (7:40) … John Foti and Don Jardine
drew (20:00) … (promoter:  Frank Tunney) … (referee:  Bert Maxwell) … (4,500 fans)

Chicago, Illinois:  Saturday, August 15, 1959
(WBBM-TV Studio) (CBS affiliate) … Edouard Carpentier b. Joe Christie … Wladek “Killer”
Kowalski b. Maurice LaPointe … Bobby Managoff Jr. b. Tommy O’Toole … (promoter:  
Eddie Quinn) … (matchmaker:  Ben Bentley)

Chicago, Illinois:  Saturday, August 29, 1959
(Chicago Stadium) … Gene Kiniski b. Edouard Carpentier … Killer Kowalski b. Larry
Moquin … Chief Geronimo vs. Lou Thesz … Pepper Gomez (?) … (promoter:  Eddie
Quinn)

Toronto, Ontario:  Thursday, September 10, 1959
(Maple Leaf Gardens) … Don Leo Jonathan b. Edouard Carpentier (countout) (22:12) …
Hard Boiled Haggerty and Gene Kiniski b. Timothy Geohagen and Yukon Eric (Haggerty
pinned Geohagen) (22:52) … Sam Steamboat b. Karl Kulaski (20:34) … The Mighty Ursus
b. Ken Kenneth (9:21) … Jack Laskin b. Bob “Legs” Langevin (10:54) … (promoter:  Frank
Tunney) … (referees:  Sam Gotter, Bert Maxwell, Cliff Worthy) … (3,500 fans)

Chicago, Illinois:  Saturday, September 26, 1959
(Chicago Stadium) … Killer Kowalski b. Gene Kiniski (2/3) (Kiniski was thrown from the ring
during the third fall and was unable to continue) (special referee:  “Jersey” Joe Walcott”) …
Edouard Carpentier b. Porfirio Longoria … Sweet Daddy Siki b. Juan Sabastian … Lou
Thesz b. Bill McDaniel … Bobby Managoff b. Jack Wilson … Karl Krauser b. Tiger Tasker
… Pepper Gomez b. Red Benson … (promoter:  Eddie Quinn) … (4,200 fans)

Los Angeles, California:  Wednesday, October 21, 1959
(Olympic Auditorium) … Antonino Rocca b. Roy Heffernan (2-0) (Match not on television)
… Antonino Rocca b. Art Mahalik (Rocca was a substitute for “Wild” Red Berry) …
Edouard Carpentier b. “Legs” Wilson (2-0) (Carpentier’s Olympic debut) … Art Nielsen b.
Alberto Torres … Hardy Kruskamp and Enrique Romero drew … Al Costello b. Harry Lewis
… (promoter:  Cal Eaton) … (8,327 fans)

San Bernadino, California:  October 24, 1959
( ) … Edouard Carpentier b. Hardy Kruskamp … Sandor Szabo and Billy Varga drew … Art
Nielsen b. Felipe Mendoza … Alberto Torres and “Legs” Wilson drew

Los Angeles, California:  October 28, 1959
(Olympic Auditorium) … Antonino Rocca and Sandor Szabo b. Hardy Kruskamp and Billy
Varga (non televised main event) … Edouard Carpentier b. K.O. Murphy (2-0) … Art
Nielsen b. Enrique Romero b… Alberto Torres and Legs Wilson drew … “Gentleman”
Gene DuBuque b. Vic Christy … Black Zorro b. Harry Lewis … (promoter:  Cal Eaton) …
(8,937 fans)

San Bernardino, California:  October 31, 1959
( ) … Edouard Carpentier b. Legs Wilson … Gene DuBuque b. Vic Christy … Hardy
Kruskamp and Enrique Romero drew

Los Angeles, California:  November 4, 1959
(Olympic Auditorium) … Edouard Carpentier, Antonino Rocca and Sandor Szabo b. Hardy
Kruskamp, Art Nielsen and Billy Varga … Edouard Carpentier b. Art Mahalik (2/3) … Art
Nielsen b. Vic Christy (2/3) … Antonino Rocca b. The Great John L … Enrique Romero
and Legs Wilson drew … Alberto Torres b. Harry Lewis … (promoter:  Cal Eaton) … (9,821
fans)

San Bernardino, California:  November 7, 1959
( ) … Edouard Carpentier b. Gene DuBuque … Art Nielsen b. Enrique Romero … Hardy
Kruskamp b. Dick Chaney … Billy Darnell and Legs Wilson drew

Los Angeles, California:  November 11, 1959
(Olympic Auditorium) … Mighty Joe b. Billy Varga (2/3) (non televised main event) …
Edouard Carpentier b. Hardy Kruskamp (television main event) … Lou Thesz b. Black
Zorro … Gene DuBuque and Enrique Romero drew … Vic Christy b. Legs Wilson … Art
Nielsen b. Billy Darnell … (promoter:  Cal Eaton) … (9,327 fans)

San Bernardino, California:  November 14, 1959
( ) … Edouard Carpentier and Mighty Joe b. Gene DuBuque and Art Nielsen … Hardy
Kruskamp and Mike Mazurki drew … Legs Wilson b. Billy Darnell

Los Angeles, California:  November 18, 1959
(Olympic Auditorium) … Edouard Carpentier b. Art Nielsen (2/3) (non televised main event)
… Hardy Kruskamp and Billy Varga b. Gene LeBell and Enrique Romero … Sandor Szabo
b. Legs Wilson … Mr. America b. Vic Christy … Black Zorro and Gene DuBuque drew …
Billy Darnell b. K.O. Murphy … (promoter:  Cal Eaton) … (large crowd in attendance)

San Bernardino, California:  November 21, 1959
( ) … Edouard Carpentier and Mighty Job wrestled Gene DuBuque and Art Nielsen to a
draw … Mike Mazurki and Legs Wilson drew … Hardy Kruskamp b. Juan Hernandez

Los Angeles, California:  November 25, 1959
(Olympic Auditorium) … Edouard Carpentier b. “Wild” Red Berry (2-0) (non televised main
event) … Gene DuBuque and Art Nielsen b. Felipe Mendoza Senior and Junior … Enrique
Romero and Steve Stanlee drew … Black Zorro and Hardy Kruskamp drew … Bob “Legs”
Wilson b. Juan Hernandez … Art Mahalik b. The Mexican Atlas … (promoter:  Cal Eaton)
… (8,800 fans)

San Bernardino, California:  November 28, 1959
( ) … Edouard Carpentier b. Art Nielsen … Art Mahalik and Sandor Szabo drew … Gene
DuBuque and Mighty Joe drew … Gene LeBell and Bob “Legs” Wilson

Los Angeles, California:  Wednesday, December 2, 1959
(Olympic Auditorium) … American Heavyweight Champion Billy Varga b. Mighty Joe (2/3)
… Edouard Carpentier and Sandor Szabo b. Black Zorro and Steve Stanlee (televised
main event) (Zorro was reportedly unmasked to reveal Gino Garibaldi) … Bob “Legs”
Wilson b. Vic Christy (2/3) … “Wild” Red Berry b. Chico Mendoza … Hardy Kruskamp and
Enrique Romero drew … Gene LeBell b. Gene DuBuque … (promoter:  Cal Eaton) …
(9,370 fans)

Los Angeles, California:  Wednesday, December 9, 1959
(Olympic Auditorium) … American Heavyweight Champion Billy Varga b. Gene LeBell (2/3)
(televised main event) … Edouard Carpentier b. Art Nielsen (non televised main event) …
Steve Stanlee b. Juan Hernandez … Billy Darnell and Enrique Romero drew … Bob “Legs”
Wilson b. Felipe Mendoza … Hardy Kruskamp b. Gene DuBuque … (promoter:  Cal Eaton)
… (9,231 fans)

San Bernardino, California:  Saturday, December 12, 1959
( ) … Edouard Carpentier b. Steve Stanlee … Billy Varga b. Mighty Joe … Art Nielsen b.
Billy Darnell … Enrique Romero and Bob “Legs” Wilson drew

Los Angeles, California:  December 16, 1959
(Olympic Auditorium) … Edouard Carpentier and Sandor Szabo b. Hardy Kruskamp and
Billy Varga (non televised main event) … Edouard Carpentier b. Steve Stanlee … Mr. Moto
b. Art Mahalik … Gene LeBell b. Billy Darnell … Enrique Romero b. Bob “Legs” Wilson …
Gino Garibaldi and Mighty Joe drew … (promoter:  Cal Eaton) … (8,723 fans)

San Bernardino, California:  Saturday, December 19, 1959
( ) … Edouard Carpentier b. Gino Garibaldi … Hans Hermann b. Vic Christy … Hardy
Kruskamp and Enrique Romero drew … Billy Darnell b. Bob “Legs” Wilson

Los Angeles, California:  December 23, 1959
(Olympic Auditorium) … Edouard Carpentier, Wilbur Snyder and Sandor Szabo b. Hans
Hermann, Mr. Moto and Bob “Legs” Wilson (3/5) (non televised main event) … Edouard
Carpentier b. Hardy Kruskamp (televised main event) … Mr. Moto b. Enrique Romero …
Hans Hermann b. Vic Christy … Art Mahalik b. Steve Stanlee … Bob “Legs” Wilson b. Gino
Garibaldi … (promoter:  Cal Eaton)

San Bernardino, California:  December 26, 1959
( ) … Edouard Carpentier and Sandor Szabo wrestled Hans Hermann and Mr. Moto to a
draw … Gino Garibaldi b. Enrique Romero … Mighty Joe b. Bob “Legs” Wilson … Dick
Chaney and Chico Mendoza drew

Los Angeles, California:  December 30, 1959
(Olympic Auditorium) … Edouard Carpentier and Sandor Szabo b. Hardy Kruskamp and
Billy Varga (non televised main event) … Edouard Carpentier b. Ted Christy (televised
main event) … Bob “Legs” Wilson b. Thor Hagen … Wilbur Snyder b. Steve Stanlee …
Hans Hermann b. Juan Hernandez … Gene LeBell and Enrique Romero drew …
(promoter:  Cal Eaton) … (9,847 fans)

Los Angeles, California:  January 13, 1960
(Olympic Auditorium) … World Heavyweight Champion Edouard Carpentier b. Hans
Hermann (2-0) … Al Costello b. Bill Wright … Roy Heffernan b. Chico Mendoza … El Gran
Lothario b. Bob “Legs” Wilson … Mr. Moto b. Billy Darnell … Gino Garibaldi and Gene
LeBell drew … Hardy Kruskamp vs. (?) … (promoter:  Cal Eaton) … (9,127 fans)

Los Angeles, California:  January 20, 1960
(Olympic Auditorium) … International TV Tag Team Champions Edouard Carpentier and
Sandor Szabo b. Hans Hermann and Mr. Moto (non televised main event) … The Fabulous
Kangaroos (Al Costello and Roy Heffernan) b. Juan Hernandez and Mighty Joe … Joe
Scarpa b. Hardy Kruskamp … The Great Lothario b. Ted Christy … Gene LeBell and Bob
“Legs” Wilson drew … Gino Garibaldi and Art Mahalik drew … (promoter:  Cal Eaton) …
(8,721 fans)

Los Angeles, California:  January 27, 1960
(Olympic Auditorium) … World Heavyweight Champion Edouard Carpentier b. Hans
Hermann (2-0) … The Fabulous Kangaroos (Al Costello and Roy Heffernan) b. The Great
Lothario and Gene LeBell … Lou Thesz b. Gino Garibaldi … “Wild” Red Berry and Hardy
Kruskamp drew … Mr. Moto b. Juan Hernandez … Joe Scarpa b. Bob “Legs” Wilson …
(promoter:  Cal Eaton) … (7,221 fans)

Los Angeles, California:  February 3, 1960
(Olympic Auditorium) … Gene “Big Daddy” Lipscomb b. Hardy Kruskamp and Bob “Legs”
Wilson (25:00) … World Heavyweight Champion Edouard Carpentier b. Art Mahalik … The
Sharpe Brothers (Ben and Mike Sharpe) b. Joe Scarpa and John Swenski … Mr. Moto b.
Felipe Mendoza … George Drake b. The Great Lothario … Mighty Joe b. Ted Christy …
(promoter:  Cal Eaton) … (7,321 fans)

Los Angeles, California:  February 10, 1960
(Olympic Auditorium) … Edouard Carpentier, El Gran Lothario and Sandor Szabo b. The
Faulous Kangaroos (Al Costello and Roy Heffernan) and “Wild” Red Berry (non televised
main event) … World Heavyweight Champion Edouard Carpentier b. Al Costello … Lou
Thesz b. Joe Scarpa … El Gran Lothario and Hans Hermann drew … George Drake b. Bob
“Legs” Wilson b… Gene LeBell b. Hardy Kruskamp … (promoter:  Cal Eaton)

Los Angeles, California:  March 2, 1960
(Olympic Auditorium) … Edouard Carpentier b. Don Leo Jonathan (2/3) … The Sharpe
Brothers (Ben and Mike Sharpe) b. Mighty Joe and Sandor Szabo (Televised main event)
… Count Billy Varga b. Joe Scarpa … Mr. Moto b. Enrique Romero … El Gran Lothario
and Hardy Kruskamp drew … George Drake and Bob Wilson drew … (promoter:  Cal
Eaton)


Los Angeles, California:  March 30, 1960
(Olympic Auditorium) … World Heavyweight Champion Edouard Carpentier vs. Ben Sharpe
… Sandor Szabo vs. Bob Wilson … George Drake vs. John Smith … Art Mahalik vs. Mike
Sharpe … El Gran Lothario vs. Gino Garibaldi … Hardy Kruskamp vs. Joe Scarpa …
(promoter:  Cal Eaton)



Los Angeles, California:  Friday, May 27, 1960
(Olympic Auditorium) … World Heavyweight Champion Edouard Carpentier b. Lou Thesz
(2/3) (Carpentier won the first fall in 27:19, Thesz won the second in 12:23, Carpentier won
the third by countout in 5:33) … The Sharpe Brothers (Ben and Mike Sharpe) wrestled
The Fabulous Kangaroos (Al Costello and Roy Heffernan) to a draw … Billy “Whipper”
Watson b. Hardy Kruskamp … Sam Steamboat b. Larry Moquin … Rito Romero b. “Wild”
Red Berry … Art Mahalik and Bob Wilson drew … (promoter:  Cal Eaton) … (referee:  Red
Shoes Dugan) … (sanctioned by:  NAWA) (North American Wrestling Alliance) … (10,023
fans) … (gate:  $31,703)


Chicago, Illinois:  July 6, 1960
(Chicago Stadium) … Edouard Carpentier and Lou Thesz b. Killer Kowalski and Reggie
Lisowski … Penny Banner and Lorraine Johnson b. Laura Martinez and Millie Stafford …
Donn Lewin b. Zack Malkov … Manuel Cortez b. Bozo Brown … Larry Moquin b. Jack
Wilson … Pedro Escobar b. Don Lee … (promoter:  Eddie Quinn)

Chicago, Illinois:  July 26, 1960
(Chicago Stadium) … Edouard Carpentier b. Killer Kowalski … Donn Lewin and Larry
Moquin drew … Joe Swiderski b. Don Lee … Ovila Asselin b. Bob “Legs” Langevin … Big
Daddy Lipscomb and Lou Thesz b. Don Leo Jonathan and Killer Kowalski … Cowboy
Bradley and Farmer Pete b. Beau Brummel and Tiny Roe … (promoter:  Eddie Quinn)

Chicago, Illinois:  Saturday, August 6, 1960
(Chicago Stadium) … Edouard Carpentier and Lou Thesz b. Killer Kowalski and Reggie
Lisowski … Penny Banner and Lorraine Johnson b. Laura Martinez and Millie Stafford …
Manuel Cortez b. Bozo Brown … Larry Moquin b. Jack Wilson … Donn Lewin b. Zack
Malkov … Pedro Escobar b. Don Lee … (promoter:  Eddie Quinn) … (matchmaker:  Bobby
Managoff)
Note:  Reportedly the 19th show under the direction of Quinn and Managoff at Chicago
Stadium.
Note:  Eddie Quinn’s operations in Chicago reportedly ended in August 1960.

Los Angeles, California:  Wednesday, September 7, 1960
(Olympic Auditorium) … World Heavyweight Champion Edouard Carpentier b. Hombre
Montana … Lou Thesz b. Tex McKenzie … Dick Hutton b. Juan Humberto … Stan Holek
and The Preacher (Clyde Steeves) b. Vic Christy and Ronnie Etchison … Gene LeBell b.
Mustafa Pasha … Hardy Kruskamp and Art Mahalik drew

Los Angeles, California:  Wednesday, September 14, 1960
(Olympic Auditorium) … World Heavyweight Champion Edouard Carpentier b. Hombre
Montana … Stan Holek and The Preacher b. Ronnie Etchison and Tex McKenzie …
Sandor Szabo b. Cliff Theide … Art Mahalik b. Broadway Venus … Gene LeBell b. Great
John L … Hardy Kruskamp b. Pedro Torres … (promoter:  Cal Eaton)

Chicago, Illinois:  Friday, September 16, 1960
(Comiskey Park) … Bearcat Wright b. Killer Kowalski (2/3) (Kowalski won the first fall in 12:
47, Wright won the second in 4-minutes, Wright won the third by disqualification in 7:34) …
Buddy Rogers b. Haystacks Calhoun (12:02) … Karl Krauser and Reggie Lisowski drew
(30:00) … Edouard Carpentier b. Frankie Gabor (8:54) … Johnny Gilbert b. Skull Murphy
(4:44) … Sweet Daddy Siki b. Johnny Gabor (8:06) … The Fabulous Kangaroos (Al
Costello and Roy Heffernan) b. The Bastiens (Lou and Red Bastien) (2/3) … Eddie
Graham b. Arnold Skoaland – Not listed in the match results in the CDT … (promoter:  
Fred Kohler) … (26,731 fans) … (gate: $81,549.40)




Los Angeles, California:  Wednesday, October 12, 1960
(Olympic Auditorium) … Stan Holek and Sandor Szabo drew … Edouard Carpentier b.
Steve Stanlee … Lord Blears b. Mustafa Pasha … Dick Hutton and The Preacher drew …
Gino Garibaldi b. Bob Steele … Ronnie Etchison and Art Mahalik drew … Hardy Kruskamp
and Felipe Mendoza drew

Los Angeles, California:  Wednesday, October 19, 1960
(Olympic Auditorium) … Edouard Carpentier and Sandor Szabo b. Stan Holek and The
Preacher … Edouard Carpentier b. Art Mahalik … Billy Varga b. Tony Lanza … Dick
Hutton b. Broadway Venus … Gino Garibaldi and Lord Blears drew … Kayo Murphy b.
Ernie Nolte … Hardy Kruskamp b. Cowboy Steele

Los Angeles, California:  Wednesday, November 2, 1960
(Olympic Auditorium) … Edouard Carpentier and Sandor Szabo wrestled Stan Holek and
The Preacher to a draw … Mr. Kleen b. Broadway Venus … Lord Blears b. Matt Murphy …
Dick Hutton b. Great John L … Art Mahalik b. Ken Larimore … Gino Garibaldi and Gene
LeBell drew … Hardy Kruskamp and Rip Miller drew

Los Angeles, California:  Wednesday, December 7, 1960
(Olympic Auditorium) … Edouard Carpentier b. Mr. Kleen … Dick Hutton and Lord Blears
b. Stan Holek and The Preacher … Hank Lane b. Art Mahalik … Billy Varga b. Felipe
Mendoza and Al Steele (handicap) … Hardy Kruskamp and Rip Miller drew … Gene LeBell
b. Vic Christy


Richmond, California:  Monday, March 6, 1961
(Richmond Auditorium) … Edouard Carpentier b. Lou Thesz (2/3) (third by DQ) (Thesz
threw Carpentier out of the ring) … Ramon Torres b. Bud Curtis … Shag Thomas b. Stan
Holek (DQ) … Ed Miller and Joe Swiderski drew

Los Angeles, California:  Wednesday, March 8, 1961
(Olympic Auditorium) … World Heavyweight Champion Edouard Carpentier b. Hans
Herman (2-0) … Mike Sharpe b. Lord Blears … Samson Berg and Nick Bockwinkel drew …
Fred Blassie b. Sandor Szabo … Negro Guzman b. Ted Christy … Enrique Romero b. Pat
Fraley … Mike Lane and Gene LeBell drew … (promoter:  Cal Eaton) … (10,400 fans)

Oakland, California:  Friday, March 10, 1961
(Oakland Auditorium) … World Heavyweight Champion Edouard Carpentier and Lou Thesz
drew when neither wrestler was able to continue (1-1) … “Big Daddy” Lipscomb and Leo
Nomellini b. Stan Holik and Ben Sharpe (2-0) … Joe Swiderski b. Ramon Cernandez
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