Chicago, Illinois: January 1, 1955
(Marigold Arena) ... Roy McClarity beat Benito Gardini ... Pat O’Connor beat Bobby Nelson ...
Ivan Rasputin (sub for Great Karpozilos) beat Ned Taylor ... Rudy Kay beat Lou Papineau ...
Johnny Gilbert beat Steve Zold ... Johnny Silvi beat Duke DeMetri ... Jon Arjon drew Mitch
Lassen ... (Att.-1,146)

Chicago, Illinois: January 8, 1955
(Marigold) ... Roy McClarity beat Aldo Bogni ... Art Neilson and Reggie Lisowski beat Dick Witt
and Ralph Bartelman ... Ivan Rasputin drew Farmer Jones ... Billy Goelz beat Benito Gardini ...
Rudy Kay beat Johnny Silvi ... Juan Hernandez drew Zack Malkov

Chicago, Illinois: January 15, 1955
(Marigold) ... Argentina Rocca beat Soldier Barry ... Hans Schnabel and Lou Newman beat
Juan Hernandez and Zack Malkov ... Billy Goelz beat Johnny Gilbert ... Great Balbo beat Harry
Lewis ... Don di Cortez beat Mitch Lassen ... Johnny Silvi beat Bull Allen

Chicago, Illinois: January 21, 1955
(International Amphitheater) ... (USTM) Verne Gagne* beat Yukon Eric (dq) ... Roy McClarity
drew Don Leo Jonathan ... Hans Schnabel and Lou Newman beat Rudy Kay and Benito Gardini
... Pat O’Connor beat Mighty Atlas ... Billy Goelz beat Juan Hernandez ... (Att.-9,103)

Chicago, Illinois: January 22, 1955
(Marigold) ... (WTM) Lou Thesz* beat Charro Azteca ... Hans Schnabel and Lou Newman vs Ed
Cholak and Jerry Bursenn (no contest) ... Hans Hermann beat Carlos Freeman ... Benito
Gardini beat Johnny Gilbert ... Mitsu Arakawa beat Lou Eisenhart ... Don di Cortez beat Jack
Sheppard ... (Att.-1,432)
NOTE: The tag match was halted by the commission as Bursenn was ruled incompetent to
wrestle.

Chicago, Illinois: January 29, 1955
(Marigold) ... (USTM) Verne Gagne* beat Pedro Godoy ... Hans Schnabel and Lou Newman
beat Great Balbo and Ludwig Mann ... Billy Goelz beat Johnny Gates ... Jim Hady beat Ned
Taylor ... Red Bastien drew Johnny Silvi ... Roy Rogers beat Duke DeMetri (dq) ... (Att.-1,354)

Chicago, Illinois: February 5, 1955
(Marigold) ... Chris Tolos beat Joe Galento ... Roy McClarity beat Billy Goelz ... Don Leo
Jonathan beat Karl Karlsson ... Farmer Jones and Farmer Don Marlin beat Benito Gardini and
Duke DeMetri ... Mitsu Arakawa beat Johnny Silvi ... Bobby Nelson beat Johnny Gilbert

Chicago, Illinois: February 12, 1955
(Marigold) ... Chris Tolos beat Hans Hermann ... Pat O’Connor beat Fritz Wallick ... Prince
Maiava beat Benito Gardini ... Farmer Jones beat Ivan Rasputin ... Farmer Don Marlin and
Mitch Lassen beat Great Yamato and Mitsu Arakawa (dq) ... (retirement match) Great Balbo
beat Ned Taylor ... Al Szasz beat Johnny Carlin ... (Att.-1,302) …
NOTE: Johnny “Great” Balbo really retired after this match.

Chicago, Illinois: February 19, 1955
(Marigold) ... (USTM) Verne Gagne* beat Dutch Hefner ... Chris Tolos beat Hal Kanner (sub for
Ronnie Etchison) ... Prince Maiava beat Bobby Nelson ... Billy Goelz drew Len Rossi ... Gypsy
Joe beat (drew BN)Red Bastien ... Benito Gardini beat Don Clauss ... Ivan Rasputin beat Zack
Malkov (dq) ... (1,218)

Chicago, Illinois: February 26, 1955
(Marigold) ... Chris Tolos beat Hans Schmidt (dq) ... Prince Maiava beat Firpo Zbyszko ... Hans
Hermann beat Zack Malkov ... Billy Goelz drew Rudy Kay ... (loser shaves beard) Ivan Rasputin
beat Farmer Jones ... Bobby Nelson beat Mike Sipich ... Duke DeMetri beat Dale Patrick ... (Att.
-1,593)
Note: The Tolos-Schmidt match was first ruled no contest, but Schmidt fought after the
decision, which was then ruled in favor of Tolos. Farmer Jones, the hero, was the wrestler who
got his beard shaved.

Chicago, Illinois: March 4, 1955
(International Amphitheater) ... (USTM) Verne Gagne* beat Yukon Eric ... Roy McClarity beat
Hans Hermann ... Art Neilson beat Billy Goelz ... Hans Schmidt and Lou Newman beat Great
Yamato and Mitsu Arakawa ... Don Leo Jonathan beat Reggie Lisowski ... (Att.-7,936)

Chicago, Illinois: March 5, 1955
(Marigold) ... Argentina Rocca beat Tony Martinelli ... Art Neilson and Reggie Lisowski vs Hans
Schnabel and Lou Newman (no contest) ... Ivan Rasputin beat Herb Schiff (Freeman) ... Great
Yamato drew Rudy Kay ... Juan Hernandez beat Mitsu Arakawa (dq) ... Don di Cortez beat
Einar Olsen ... (Att.-1,162)
NOTE: This was the last TV show on network into the NY metro area.

Chicago, Illinois: March 12, 1955
(Marigold) ... Yukon Eric beat Pedro Godoy ... Farmer Jones beat Ivan Rasputin (dq) ... Carl
Engstrom and Al Szasz beat Pete Bartu and Duke DeMitri ... Benito Gardini beat Roy Rogers ...
Red Bastien drew Harry Levine ... (Att.-1,103)

Chicago, Illinois: March 19, 1955
(Marigold) ... Chris Tolos beat Rudy Kay ... Hans Schmidt beat Son of Ali Baba ... Ivan Rasputin
beat Ned Taylor ... Len Rossi beat Al Szasz ... Zack Malkov beat Pete Vukavich ... Mitch Lassen
drew Harry Levine

Chicago, Illinois: March 26, 1955
(Marigold) ... Pat O’Connor beat Johnny Moochy ... Hans Hermann and Reggie Lisowski beat
Carl Engstrom and Chuck Swanson ... Great Yamato beat Red Bastien ... Rudy Kay beat Joe
Gordon ... Al Szasz beat Mitch Lassen ... (Att.-1,146)

Chicago, Illinois: April 2, 1955
(Marigold) ... Pat O’Connor and Roy McClarity beat Hans Schnabel and Lou Newman ... Gypsy
Joe beat Billy Goelz ... Great Yamato beat Farmer Jones ... Cowboy Bud Fisher beat Zack
Malkov ... Harry Levine beat Don di Cortez (dq)

Chicago, Illinois: April 9, 1955
(Marigold) ... Yukon Eric beat Bozo Brown ... Benito Gardini beat Harry Levine ... Pat O’Connor
beat Tiger Jack Moore ... Don Cortez beat Johnny Gilbert ... Ned Taylor beat Dale Patrick ...
Juan Hernandez drew Billy Goelz

Chicago, Illinois: April 15, 1955
(International Amphitheater) ... (USTM) Verne Gagne* beat Don Leo Jonathan ... Pat O’Connor
and Roy McClarity beat Reggie Lisowski and Chest Bernard ... Hans Schmidt beat Lou Newman
... Hans Hermann beat Juan Hernandez ... Mighty Atlas beat Carl Engstrom ... (Att.-6,307)

Chicago, Illinois: April 16, 1955
(Marigold) ... Roy McClarity beat Lou Newman ... Don Leo Jonathan beat Juan Hernandez ...
Gypsy Joe beat Al Szasz ... Len Rossi beat Don Cortez ... Jon Arjon beat Zack Malkov ... Bud
Fisher beat Ned Taylor ... (Att.-1,216)

Chicago, Illinois: April 23, 1955
(Marigold) ... Hans Schmidt beat Karl Karlsson ... Don Leo Jonathan beat Roy McClarity ...
Mighty Atlas beat Jon Arjon ... Stan Kolski beat Roy Rogers ... Johnny Kace beat Duke DeMetri
... Johnny Silvi drew Mitch Lassen

Chicago, Illinois: April 30, 1955
(Marigold) ... Roy McClarity beat Don Leo Jonathan ... Hans Hermann beat Carlos Freeman ...
Gypsy Joe beat Mitch Lassen ... Ivan Rasputin drew Len Rossi ... Stan Kolski beat Zack Malkov
... Don Cortez beat Johnny Kace ... (Att.-1,009)

Chicago, Illinois: May 6, 1955
(International Amphitheater) ... (USTM) Verne Gagne* beat Hans Schmidt (dq) ... Yukon Eric,
Pat O’Connor and Roy McClarity beat Don Leo Jonathan, Reggie Lisowski and Art Neilson ...
Stan Kolski beat Benito Gardini (dq) ... Angelo Poffo beat Hans Hermann (dq) ... (Att.-6,689)

Chicago, Illinois: May 7, 1955
(Marigold) ... Reggie Lisowski and Art Neilson vs Roy McClarity and Yukon Eric (nc-ddq) ...
Cowboy Bud Fisher beat Pete Bartu ... Roy Rogers beat Ned Taylor ... Mighty Atlas beat Don
Cortez ... Angelo Poffo beat Johnny Silvi ... Stan Kolski beat Duke DeMetri

Chicago, Illinois: May 14, 1955
(Marigold) ... Hans Schmidt beat Don Leo Jonathan (dq) ... Angelo Poffo beat Al Szasz ... Ivan
Rasputin and Rudy Kay drew Billy Goelz and Len Rossi ... Jack Bauer beat Don Cortez ...
Johnny Gilbert drew Roy Rogers ... (Att.-1,125)

Chicago, Illinois: May 21, 1955
(Marigold) ... Don Leo Jonathan and Mighty Atlas beat Roy McClarity and Hans Schnabel ...
Angelo Poffo beat Roy Rogers ... Ivan Rasputin beat Bud Fisher ... Al Szasz beat Zack Malkov
... Jack Bauer drew Jack Allen ... (Att.-1,100)

Chicago, Illinois: May 28, 1955
(Marigold) ... Pat O’Connor beat Kubla Khan ... Angelo Poffo beat Jack Allen ... Benito Gardini
drew Len Rossi ... Bud Fisher drew Jack Bauer ... Rudy Kay and Ivan Rasputin beat Zack
Malkov and Don Cortez

Chicago, Illinois: June 4, 1955
(Marigold) ... Pat O’Connor beat Dick “The Bruiser” Afflis ... Don Leo Jonathan beat Polo
Cordova ... Mighty Atlas beat Jack Bauer ... Angelo Poffo beat Stan Kolski ... Zack Malkov beat
Mitch Lassen ... Johnny Gilbert drew Bud Fisher

Chicago, Illinois: June 10, 1955
(International Amphitheater) ... Roy McClarity and Argentina Rocca beat Don Leo Jonathan and
Hans Schnabel ... Dick “The Bruiser” Afflis beat Ivan Rasputin ... Billy Darnell beat Hans
Hermann ... Len Rossi drew Great Yamato ... Angelo Poffo beat Bud Fisher ... (Att.-4,523)

Chicago, Illinois: June 11, 1955
(Marigold) ... Hans Schnabel and Mighty Atlas beat Billy Darnell and Roy McClarity ... Gypsy
Joe beat Bud Fisher ... Don Pollack beat Duke DeMetri ... Great Yamato beat Al Szasz ... Wally
Steele drew Karl Grey ... (Att.-1,000)

Chicago, Illinois: June 18, 1955
(Marigold) ... Roy McClarity beat Mighty Atlas ... Whitey Whittler and Juan Hernandez beat Zack
Malkov and Rudy Kay ... Gypsy Joe beat Wally Steele ... Don Cortez beat Johnny Silvi ... Karl
Grey beat Jack Bauer ... (Att.-960)

Chicago, Illinois: June 25, 1955
(Marigold) ... Hans Schmidt drew Roy McClarity ... Rudy Kay and Ivan Rasputin beat Jack Bauer
and Bud Fisher ... Dick “The Bruiser” Afflis beat Polo Cordova ... Angelo Poffo beat Don Cortez
... Whitey Whittler beat Johnny Gilbert ... (Att.-1,010)

Chicago, Illinois: July 2, 1955
(Marigold) ... Whitey Whittler beat Don Leo Jonathan ... Dick “The Bruiser” Afflis beat Roy
Rogers ... Rey Urbano and Len Rossi drew Great Yamato and Mitsu Arakawa ... Angelo Poffo
beat Bud Fisher ... Jack Bauer beat Don Cortez

Chicago, Illinois: July 8, 1955
(ARENA?) ... Ruffy Silverstein beat Bobby Nelson ... (ladies) Penny Banner and Millie Stafford
beat Mae Weston and LeChona LeClaire ... China Mira beat Dot Dotson ... Bobby Managoff
beat Ray Villmer ... Milt Olsen drew Joe Banek

Chicago, Illinois: July 9, 1955
(Marigold) ... Dick “The Bruiser” Afflis beat Hans Hermann (1:35) ... Roy McClarity and Pat O’
Connor beat Rudy Kay and Zack Malkov ... Great Yamato drew Karl Grey ... Mitsu Arakawa
beat Juan Hernandez ... Jack Bauer drew Rey Urbano

Chicago, Illinois: July 15, 1955
(ARENA?) ... (All girl show) Ella Waldek beat Carol Cook ... Rose Roman beat Romona TeSalle
... Ada Ash drew Shirley Strimple ... LeChona LeClaire beat Betty Hawkins ... Olga Zapeda beat
Dot Dotson

Chicago, Illinois: July 16, 1955
(Marigold) ... (USTM) Verne Gagne* beat Whitey Whittler ... Dick “The Bruiser” Afflis beat Jack
Carter ... Mitsu Arakawa and Benito Gardini drew Cowboy Carlson and Billy Goelz ... Mighty
Atlas drew Angelo Poffo ... Sheik of Araby beat Dale Patrick ... Rey Urbano beat Pete Bartu

Chicago, Illinois: July 23, 1955
(Marigold) ... Roy McClarity beat Benito Gardini ... Sheik of Araby beat Carl Engstrom ... Reggie
Lisowski beat Rey Urbano ... Billy Goelz beat Duke DeMetri ... Whitey Whittler beat Don Clauss
... Juan Hernandez drew Jack Allen

Chicago, Illinois: July 29, 1955
(ARENA?) ... (LWTM) June Byers* beat Mae Weston ... Ruffy Silverstein drew Bobby Managoff
... (ladies) Dot Dotson and Carol Cook beat China Mira and Ross ... Jerry Woods beat Bobby
Nelson (dq) ... Mike Sipich beat Bill Christiansen ... (Att.-1,529)

Chicago, Illinois: July 30, 1955
(Marigold) ... (ladies) Rose Roman beat Shirley Strimple ... Sheik of Araby beat Karl Grey ...
Angelo Poffo drew Cowboy Carlson ... Reggie Lisowski beat Jack Bauer ... Juan Hernandez
beat Jack Mahler ... Rey Urbano beat Ned Taylor ... (Att.-1,004)

Chicago, Illinois: August 6, 1955
(Marigold) ... Cowboy Carlson beat Sheik of Araby (dq) ... Angelo Poffo beat Juan Hernandez ...
Luis Martinez drew Gypsy Joe ... Billy Goelz and Al Szasz beat Mitsu Arakawa and Johnny
Carlin ... Bud Fisher beat Jack Bauer

Chicago, Illinois: August 13, 1955
(Marigold) ... Roy McClarity beat Bozo Brown ... Hans Schmidt beat Rey Urbano ... Sheik of
Araby beat Al Szasz ... Luis Martinez drew Billy Goelz ... Whitey Whittler beat Roy Rogers ...
Zack Malkov beat Dale Patrick

Chicago, Illinois: August 19, 1955
(ARENA?) ... (WTM) Lou Thesz* beat Ruffy Silverstein ... (ladies) Dot Dotson and Betty
Hawkins beat Barbara Baker and Olga Zepeda ... Jerry Woods beat Tor “Great” Yamato ...
John Hackenschmidt beat Bobby Nelson ... Bull Allen beat Reyes Rodriquez

Chicago, Illinois: August 20, 1955
(Marigold) ... Benito Gardini, Mitsu Arakawa and Luis Martinez beat Mighty Atlas, Whitey
Whittler and Billy Goelz ... Bud Fisher beat Bozo Brown ... Zack Malkov beat Al Szasz ... Johnny
Gilbert beat Mike Sipich ... Martino Angelo beat Mike Ryan

Chicago, Illinois: August 26, 1955
(ARENA?) ... Hans Schmidt beat Roy McClarity ... (LWTM) June Byers* beat Penny Banner ...
Dick “The Bruiser” Afflis beat Chest Bernard ... Art Neilson and Reggie Lisowski beat Billy Goelz
and Mighty Atlas ... Rudy Kay beat Jack Bauer ... Angelo Poffo beat Jack Allen

Chicago, Illinois: August 27, 1955
(Marigold) ... Sheik of Araby beat Chest Bernard ... Mighty Atlas beat Bud Fisher ... Carl
Engstrom and Jack Allen beat Mitsu Arakawa and Zack Malkov ... Johnny Gilbert drew Rey
Urbano ... (Att.-704)

Chicago, Illinois: September 3, 1955
(Marigold) ... (USTM) Verne Gagne* beat Benito Gardini ... Reggie Lisowski beat Jack Allen ...
Angelo Poffo beat Johnny Gilbert ... Len Rossi beat Bud Fisher ... Mario DeSouza beat Jack
Bauer ... Rey Urbano beat Zack Malkov ... (Att.-1,042)

Chicago, Illinois: September 10, 1955
(Marigold) ... Dick “The Bruiser” Afflis beat Rudy Kay ... Sheik of Araby beat Billy Goelz ...
(ladies) Shirley Strimple beat Lorraine Johnson ... Reggie Lisowski beat Roy Rogers ... Mario
DeSouza beat Zack Malkov ... Jerry Woods beat Mitch Lassen ... Al Szasz beat Duke DeMetri

Chicago, Illinois: September 17, 1955
(Marigold) ... Hans Schmidt beat Tony Faietta ... Dick “The Bruiser” Afflis beat Carl Engstrom ...
Mario DeSouza beat Mitsu Arakawa ... Jack Allen and Jerry Woods beat Pete Bartu and Johnny
Carlin ... Maurice Roberre beat Al Szasz ... Zack Malkov beat Don Clauss

Chicago, Illinois: September 24, 1955
(Marigold) ... Seymour Koenig beat Steve Zold ... Rose Roman beat Ramona Waukazo ...
Bearcat Wright beat Al Warshawski ... Jack Allen and Jerry Woods beat Jack Bauer and
Maurice Roberre ... Billy Goelz beat Vince Carty ... Rey Urbano drew Zack Malkov ... (Att.-1,196)

Chicago, Illinois: September 30, 1955
(ARENA?) ... (USTM) Verne Gagne* beat Sheik of Araby ... Roy McClarity beat Dick “The
Bruiser” Afflis ... Mighty Atlas beat Rey Urbano ... Angelo Poffo and Reggie Lisowski beat Rudy
Kay and Benito Gardini

Chicago, Illinois: October 1, 1955
(Marigold) ... Reggie Lisowski beat Sheik of Araby ... Bearcat Wright beat Aldo Bogni ... Angelo
Poffo beat Billy Goelz ... Jack Allen beat Jerry Woods ... Jack Bauer drew Ned Taylor ... Jack
Allen and Jerry Woods beat Jack Carter and Roy Rogers

Chicago, Illinois: October 8, 1955
(Marigold) ... Seymour Koenig beat Benito Gardini ... Dick Beyer beat Pete Bartu ... Angelo
Poffo beat Rey Urbano ... Mickey Gold beat Zack Malkov ... Casanova Lance beat Mitch
Lassen ... Len Rossi beat Johnny Carlin

Chicago, Illinois: October 13, 1955
(Trianon Arena) ... (USTM) Verne Gagne* beat Reggie Lisowski ... Jack Bauer (or Jack Carter)
beat Mike Sipich ... Len Rossi beat Roy Rogers ... Jerry Woods and Jack Allen beat Zach
Malkov and Duke DeMetri

Chicago, Illinois: October 15, 1955
(Marigold) ... (WTM) Lou Thesz* beat Mickey Gold ... Roy McClarity beat George MacArthur ...
Seymour Koenig beat Casanova Lance ... Jack Allen and Jerry Woods beat Buddy Hack and
Zack Malkov ... Mike Sipich beat Dale Patrick ... (midgets) Little Beaver beat Tiny Roe

Chicago, Illinois: October 20, 1955
(Trianon Arena) ... Angelo Poffo beat Rudy Kay ... Gypsy Joe beat Len Rossi ... Jon Arjon beat
Bob Hawk

Chicago, Illinois: October 22, 1955
(Marigold) ... Dick “The Bruiser” Afflis beat Dick Beyer ... Seymour Koenig beat Johnny Fise ...
(ladies) Rose Roman beat Cora Combs ... Len Rossi beat Jon Arjon ... Duke DeMetri beat
Buddy Hack ... Jack Allen and Jerry Woods drew Reggie Lisowski and Gypsy Joe

Chicago, Illinois: October 28, 1955
(International Amphitheater) ... (WTM) Lou Thesz* beat Don Leo Jonathan ... (USTM) Verne
Gagne beat Dick “The Bruiser” Afflis ... (ladies) Rose Roman and Lorraine Johnson beat
Ramona TeSalle and Shirley Strimple ... Sheik of Araby beat Roy McClarity ... Angelo Poffo
beat Maurice Roberre ... (Att.-6,349)

Chicago, Illinois: October 29, 1955
(Marigold) ... Seymour Koenig beat Rudy Kay ... Mario DeSouza beat George MacArthur ... Billy
Goelz beat Steve Zold ... Gypsy Joe drew Jack Allen ... Bronko Lubich beat Jerry Aitken ... Dick
Beyer beat Duke DeMetri ... Jack Bauer beat Pete Bartu

Chicago, Illinois: November 3, 1955
(Trianon Arena) ... Angelo Poffo drew Gypsy Joe ... Reggie Lisowski beat Maurice Roberre ...
Pete Bartu beat Mitch Lassen ... (ladies) Rose Roman beat Ramona Waukezo

Chicago, Illinois: November 5, 1955
(Marigold) ... Dick “The Bruiser” Afflis beat Mario DeSouza ... Gypsy Joe beat Jim Siskay ...
Rudy Kay drew Bronco Lubich ... Dick Beyer beat Johnny Gilbert ... Jack Allen and Jerry Woods
beat Billy Goelz and Len Rossi

Chicago, Illinois: November 12, 1955
(Marigold) ... Angelo Poffo beat Dick Beyer ... Reggie Lisowski beat Ralph Biddick ... Mighty
Atlas beat John Smitherman ... Jack Allen and Jerry Woods beat Johnny Carlin and Duke
DeMetri ... Bronco Lubich drew Art Bull ... Pete Bartu beat Pancho Aguilar

Chicago, Illinois: November 17, 1955
(Trianon Arena) ... Dick “The Bruiser” Afflis beat Dick Beyer ... (ladies) Rose Roman beat
Ramona Waukazo ... Angelo Poffo beat John Arjon

Chicago, Illinois: November 18, 1955
(International Amphitheater) ... (WTM) Lou Thesz* beat Sheik of Araby ... (USTM) Verne
Gagne* beat Hans Schmidt ... Reggie Lisowski beat Dick “The Bruiser” Afflis ... Roy McClarity
and Seymour Koenig beat Angelo Poffo and Mighty Atlas ... (ladies) Ada Ash beat Lorraine
Johnson

Chicago, Illinois: November 19, 1955
(Marigold) ... Jack Allen and Jerry Woods beat Mighty Atlas and Rudy Kay ... Benito Gardini
beat Ned Taylor ... Billy Goelz drew Art Bull ... Duke DeMetri beat Roy Rogers ... Mitch Lassen
beat Mike Sipich

Chicago, Illinois: November 26, 1955
(Marigold) ... Hans Schmidt beat Art Kennedy ... Angelo Poffo beat Art Bull ... Zack Malkov beat
Pancho Aguilar ... Seymour Koenig beat Duke DeMetri ... Rudy Kay beat Mitch Lassen ... Dale
Patrick beat Mike Sipich ... Dick Beyer drew Bronco Lubich

Chicago, Illinois: December 3, 1955
(Marigold) ... Dick “The Bruiser” beat Aldo Bogni ... Reggie Lisowski beat Bob Watts ... (ladies)
Carol Cook beat Millie Stafford ... Jack Allen and Jerry Woods beat Zack Malkov and Rudy Kay
... Dick Beyer beat Tony Ross (dq) ... Jon Arjon drew Bronco Lubich

Chicago, Illinois: December 9, 1955
(International Amphitheater) ... (USTM) Verne Gagne* beat Angelo Poffo ... Hans Schmidt beat
Seymour Koenig ... (mixed tag match of husband & wife) Roy McClarity and Shirley Strimple
beat Mario DeSouza and Lorraine Johnson ... Dick “The Bruiser” Afflis beat Reggie Lisowski ...
Sheik of Araby beat Jerry Woods
Note: Both marriages later broke up.

Chicago, Illinois: December 10, 1955
(Marigold) ... Angelo Poffo beat Oni Wiki Wiki ... Mario DeSouza beat Rudy Kay (dq) ... Tony
Ross beat Jon Arjon ... Jack Allen and Jerry Woods drew Billy Goelz and Al Szasz ... Art Bull
beat Mike Sipich ... Benito Gardini beat Dale Patrick

Chicago, Illinois: December 17, 1955
(Marigold) ... Seymour Koenig beat Tony Ross ... (ladies) Lorraine Johnson beat Ramona
TeSalle ... Reggie Lisowski beat Dick Beyer ... Jim Hady beat Johnny Gates ... Mario DeSouza
beat Zack Malkov (dq) ... Benito Gardini and Gypsy Joe drew Jack Allen and Jerry Woods

Chicago, Illinois: December 24, 1955
(Marigold) ... Dick “The Bruiser” Afflis beat Art Bull ... Bronco Lubich beat Tony Ross ... Jerry
Woods drew Jon Arjon ... Jack Allen beat Rudy Kay ... Lou Papineau beat Zack Malkov ...
Seymour Koenig beat Duke DeMetri ... Angelo Poffo beat Jim Hady

Above results from Don Luce with help from the files of Bob Nitsche and Fred Hornby
programs


Below is Research by Tim Hornbaker:

Chicago, Illinois:  January 22, 1955
(Marigold Arena) … NWA World Heavyweight Champion Lou Thesz b. Charro Azteca (2-0)
(Thesz won the first fall in 11:05 and the second in 10:10) … Jerry Burseen and Ed Cholak
wresteld Lou Newman and Hans Schnabel to a no contest (7:25) … Hans Hermann b. Carlos
Freeman (13:45) … Benito Gardini b. Johnny Gilbert (2/3) … Mitsu Arakawa b. Lou Eisenhart
(15:46) … Al Cortez b. Jack Sheppard (15:00) … (promoter:  Fred Kohler) … (1,432 fans)
Note:  This was Thesz’s first appearance for Fred Kohler since before September 9, 1953.


*The Illinois State Athletic Commission approved women wrestling within the state.


Chicago, Illinois:  June 10, 1955
(International Amphitheater) … Roy McClarity and Antonino Rocca b. Don Leo Jonathan and
Hans Schnabel (2/3) … (promoter:  Fred Kohler) … (4,523 fans) … (gate:  $9,850)

Chicago, Illinois:  June 11, 1955
(Marigold Arena) … The Mighty Atlas and Hans Schnabel b. Billy Darnell and Roy McClarity
(2/3) … Gypsy Joe b. Bud Fisher … Dan Pollack b. Duke DeMetri … The Great Yamato b. Al
Szasz (judo jacket match) … Karl Gray and Wally Steele drew (30:00) … (promoter:  Fred
Kohler) … (1,000 fans)

Chicago, Illinois:  June 18, 1955
(Marigold Arena) … Roy McClarity b. Mighty Atlas (2/3) … Juan Hernandez and Whitey Whittler
b. Rudy Kay and Zack Malkov … Gypsy Joe b. Wally Steele … Don Cortez b. Johnny Silvi …
Kary Gray b. Jack Bauer … (promoter:  Fred Kohler) … (960 fans)


Chicago, Illinois:  July 2, 1955
(Marigold Arena) … Whitey Whittler b. Don Leo Jonathan (2/3) … Dick the Bruiser b. Roy
Rogers … Len Rossi and Ray Urbano wrestled Mitsu Arakawa and The Great Yamato to a draw
… Angelo Poffo b. Bud Fisher … Jack Bauer b. Don Cortez … (promoter:  Fred Kohler)

Chicago, Illinois:  July 8, 1955
(Rainbo Arena) … China Mira b. Dot Dotson (10:57) (first women’s match in Illinois wrestling
history) … Penny Banner and Millie Stafford b. Lee Chona Le Claire and Mae Weston (2/3) …
Ruffy Silverstein b. Bobby Nelson … (promoter:  Leonard Schwartz) … (1,738 fans) … (gate:  
$3,702.90)
Note:  Schwartz promoted the “first women’s wrestling show to Chicago fans.” It was his first
wrestling show of 1955.

Chicago, Illinois:  July 9, 1955
(Marigold Arena) … Dick the Bruiser b. Hans Hermann (1:35) … Roy McClarity and Pat O’
Connor b. Rudy Kay and Zack Malkov (2-0) (18:42, 6:48) … Karl Gray and The Great Yamato
drew … Mitsu Arakawa b. Jean Hernandez … Jack Bauer and Ray Urbano drew … (promoter:  
Fred Kohler)


Chicago, Illinois:  July 29, 1955
(Rainbo Arena) … (promoter:  Leonard Schwartz)
Note:  Schwartz’s second show of 1955.



Chicago, Illinois:  Friday, August 19, 1955
(Rainbo Arena) … NWA World Heavyweight Champion Lou Thesz b. Ruffy Silverstein (2/3)
(Thesz won the first fall in 11:15, Silverstein won the second in 28-seconds, Thesz won the third
in 5:04) … Dot Dotson and Betty Hawkins b. Barbara Baker and Olga Zepeto … Jerry Woods b.
Tor Yamata … Johnny Hackenschmidt b. Bobby Nelson … Bull Allen b. Rayes Rodriguez …
(promoter:  Leonard Schwartz) … (1,438 fans)
Note:  According to the Rainbo program, Schwartz had been trying to sign Lou Thesz and Ruffy
Silverstein to a match for six years.  In 1952, he reportedly posted a $10,000 check with the
NWA to make the match.  This was Schwartz’s third and final wrestling show of 1955.



Chicago, Illinois:  September 3, 1955
(Marigold Arena) … United States TV Champion Verne Gagne b. Benito Gardini (2-0) (11:55, 9:
18; sleeperhold) … Reggie Lisowski b. Jack Allen … Angelo Poffo b. Johnny Gilbert … Len
Rossi b. Bud Fisher … Mario DeSouza b. Jack Bauer … Ray Urbano b. Zack Malkov …
(promoter:  Fred Kohler) … (1,042 fans)

Chicago, Illinois:  September 30, 1955
(Marigold Arena) … United States TV Champion Verne Gagne b. The Sheik of Araby (2/3)
(Sheik won the first fall in 16:52, Gagne won the second with a sleeperhold in 5:36, Gagne won
the third in 9:25) … Roy McClarity b. Dick the Bruiser (24:10) … The Mighty Atlas b. Ray
Urbano (15:42) … Reggie Lisowski and Angelo Poffo b. Benito Gardini and Rudy Kay (2/3) …
(promoter:  Fred Kohler) … (1,556 fans) … (gate:  $5,546)

Chicago, Illinois:  October 13, 1955
(Trianon Arena) …United States TV Champion Verne Gagne b. Reggie Lisowski (2-0) (first by
DQ in 10:32, 10:00) … Jack Allen and Jerry Woods b. Duke DeMetri and Zack Malkov … Len
Rossi b. Roy Rogers … Jack Carter b. Mike Stoich … (promoter:  Seymour Weiss) …
(broadcast on WGN-TV) (channel 9) … (commentator:  Harry Creighton)

Chicago, Illinois:  October 15, 1955
(Marigold Arena) … NWA World Heavyweight Champion Lou Thesz b. Mickey Gold (2-0)

Chicago, Illinois:  Friday, October 28, 1955
(International Amphitheater) … NWA World Heavyweight Champion Lou Thesz b. Don Leo
Jonathan (2-0) (16:10, 3:40) … United States Television Champion Verne Gagne b. Dick the
Bruiser (2/3) (Bruiser won the first in 13:35 with a backbreaker, Gagne won the second with a
sleeperhold in 8:12, Gagne won the third in 6:42) … Lorraine Johnson and Rose Roman b.
Shirley Strimple and Ramona TeSelle … The Sheik of Araby b. Roy McClarity … Angelo Poffo
b. Maurice Roberre … (promoter:  Fred Kohler) … (6,349 fans) … (gate:  $14,864.12) …

Chicago, Illinois:  November 12, 1955
(Marigold Arena) … Angelo Poffo b. Dick Beyer (2/3) … Reggie Lisowski b. Ralph Biddick …
The Mighty Atlas b. John Smitherman … Pete Bartu b. Pancho Aguilar … Jack Allen and Jerry
Woods b. Johnny Carlin and Duke DeMetri (2-0) … (promoter:  Fred Kohler)

Chicago, Illinois:  November 17, 1955
(Trianon Arena) … Dick Beyer vs. Dick the Bruiser … Rose Roman vs. Ramona Waukazo …
Jon Arjon vs. Angelo Poffo … Tex McInnis vs. Ned Taylor … (promoter:  Seymour Weiss) …
(broadcast on WGN) (channel 9) … (commentator:  Harry Creighton)

Chicago, Illinois:  November 18, 1955
(International Amphitheater) … NWA World Heavyweight Champion Lou Thesz b. Sheik of
Araby (2-0) … United States TV Champion Verne Gagne b. Hans Schmidt (2/3) … Reggie
Lisowski b. Dick the Bruiser … Seymour Koenig and Roy McClarity b. The Mighty Atlas and
Angelo Poffo (2/3) … Ada Ash b. Lorraine Johnson … (promoter:  Fred Kohler) … (4,327 fans)
… (gate:  $10,052.40)
Note:  Bruiser missed a flying tackle during the match and smacked his head on the cement
floor, necessitating 15 stitches; he reportedly missed a match with Thesz the next night in
Milwaukee because of the wound

Chicago, Illinois:  December 9, 1955
(International Amphitheater) … United States TV Champion Verne Gagne b. Angelo Poffo (2/3)
… Dick the Bruiser b. Reggie Lisowski … (promoter:  Fred Kohler) … (3,532 fans) … (gate:  
$8,110.21)

Chicago, Illinois:  December 10, 1955
(Marigold Arena) … Angelo Poffo b. Oni Wiki Wiki (2-0) (14:18, 21 seconds) … Mario DeSouza
b. Rudy Kay (DQ) (11:58) … Tony Ross b. Jon Arjon (14:10) … Art Bull b. Mike Sipich (17:46)
… Benito Gardini b. Dale Patrick (9:30) … Jack Allen and Jerry Woods wrestled Billy Goelz and
Al Szasz to a draw … (promoter:  Fred Kohler) … (965 fans)
Chicago Wrestling Results - 1955
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