If there ever was a Boston Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame, Frank Scarpa would have
to be considered for the initial class.  He was a longtime fan favorite, journeyman at
times, but rose up the ranks to claim a version of the World Heavyweight championship.  
He was trained by Fred Myerson at the Paris street gymnasium, and as an amateur, won
the Park League title.  Scarpa wrestled often for Paul Bowser using the name "Manuel
Cortez," and shuttled around the New England states and even up to Montreal for
appearances.

Scarpa also played semi-professional football as a tackle for the Fulton A.C. and the J.J.
Club.  Among his peers in football were Johnny Poto and Joe Santanpio.













Research by Tim Hornbaker
Frank Scarpa Wrestling History