Kansas City, Kansas:  Thursday, January 1, 1959
(Memorial Hall) … NWA World Heavyweight Champion Dick Hutton b. Bob Ellis (2/3) … The
Dusek Brothers (Emil and Ernie Dusek) b. The Hamilton Brothers (Joe and Larry Hamilton)
… Bobby Bruns and Lee Henning drew (30:00) … Rip Hawk b. Joe Scarpa … (promoter:  
George Simpson)
Note:  Bobby Bruns was “fully recovered from his fractured jaw of two months ago,”
according to the January 1, 1959 edition of the Kansas City Kansan.

Kansas City, Kansas:  Thursday, January 8, 1959
(Memorial Hall) … NWA World Heavyweight Champion Dick Hutton and Bob Ellis drew (1-1)
(60:00) … Ernie Dusek, Lee Henning and Mighty Atlas b. Bobby Bruns, John Foti and Thor
Hagen … Bob Orton b. Joe Scarpa … Joe Costello and Joe Hamilton drew (20:00) …
(promoter:  George Simpson)
Note:  The next night in St. Louis, Pat O’Connor defeated Hutton for the NWA World Title.
Kansas City bookers tried to claim that it was Hutton’s K.C. match with Ellis that wore him
out for his bout with O’Connor.

Kansas City, Kansas:  Thursday, January 15, 1959
(Memorial Hall) … Bobby Bruns, Bob Ellis and Billy McDaniel b. Lee Henning, Bill Longson
and Mighty Atlas (2/3) … Thor Hagen b. Bob Orton (DQ) … Joe Hamilton b. Rip Hawk …
Mighty Atlas b. Bobby Bruns (DQ) … (promoter:  George Simpson)

Kansas City, Kansas:  Thursday, January 22, 1959
(Memorial Hall) … Dick Hutton b. Bob Ellis (2/3) (third fall by countout) … Lee Henning and
Bill Longson b. Bobby Bruns and Joe Hamilton … Rip Hawk b. Lou Klein … The Mighty
Atlas b. Joe Costello … Lord Littlebrook b. Bull Brummell … (promoter:  George Simpson)
Notes:  Costello was from Salina, Kansas and Rip Hawk was from Columbus.

Kansas City, Kansas:  Thursday, January 29, 1959
(Memorial Hall) … Dick Hutton b. Lee Henning (2/3) … Bobby Bruns and Bob Ellis vs. Bill
Longson and Mighty Atlas … Bull Burmmell and Fuzzy Cupid vs. Lord Littlebrook and Tiny
Tim … Joe Costello vs. Rip Hawk … Fuzzy Cupid vs. Tiny Tim … (promoter:  George
Simpson)

Kansas City, Kansas:  Thursday, February 5, 1959
(Memorial Hall) … Bobby Bruns and Bob Ellis wrestled Dick Hutton and Mighty Atlas drew
(60:00) (1-1) … Lee Henning b. Dino Bravo … Princess Tona Tomah b. Penny Banner …
Johnny Ace and Joe Costello drew … (promoter:  George Simpson) … (sponsored by:  
American Legion Post No. 83)
Notes:  Tomah was from White Earth, Minnesota and Banner from Dallas.  Bravo was from
Rome, Italy and Atlas from Hollywood.

Kansas City, Kansas:  Thursday, February 12, 1959
(Memorial Hall) … Dick Hutton b. Bob Ellis when the match was stopped due to the latter’s
blood loss (2/3) (referee Lou Spandle, St. Joseph promoter Gust Karras and three
wrestlers stopped Ellis from going “berserk” after the decision) … Bob Geigel and Mighty
Atlas b. Bobby Bruns and Sonny Myers … Lee Henning b. Dino Bravo … Farmer Don
Marlin and Rip Hawk drew … (promoter:  George Simpson) … (referee:  Lou Spandle)

Kansas City, Kansas:  Thursday, February 19, 1959
(Memorial Hall) … Bob Geigel, Dick Hutton and Lee Henning b. Bobby Bruns, Bob Ellis and
Prospector Marlin (2/3) … Bob Geigel and Prospector Marlin drew (15:00) … Lord
Littlebrook b. Cowboy Bradley … Dino Bravo b. Bill Longson (DQ) … (promoter:  George
Simpson)
Note:  Marlin was from Suspicion, Arizona.

Kansas City, Kansas:  Thursday, February 26, 1959
(Memorial Hall) … Edouard Carpentier b. Bob Geigel (2-0) … Dino Bravo and Bob Ellis b.
Lee Henning and The Mighty Atlas … Sonny Myers b. Rip Hawk (less than a minute) …
Lorraine Johnson and Kathy Starr drew … Farmer Marlin b. Bob “Legs” Langevin …
(promoter:  George Simpson) … (3,800 fans)
Notes:  Langevin was billed as being from Concord, New Hampshire.  Carpentier was a
“former Olympic acrobat and is the nephew of Georges Carpentier, the famous Frenchman
who fought Jack Dempsey.” This was his first Kansas City appearance.

Kansas City, Kansas:  Thursday, March 5, 1959
(Memorial Hall) … Edouard Carpentier b. Bob Geigel (2/3) (third by DQ) … Bobby Bruns
and Sonny Myers b. Bob Geigel and Red McIntyre … Bobby Bruns b. Frank Altman … Bob
“Legs” Langevin and Red McIntyre drew (20:00) … (promoter:  George Simpson)

Kansas City, Kansas:  Thursday, March 12, 1959
(Memorial Hall) … NWA World Heavyweight Champion Pat O’Connor b. Lee Henning (2/3)
… Dino Bravo and Bob Ellis b. Dick the Bruiser and The Mighty Atlas … Rip Hawk b. Lou
Spindola … Farmer Marlin and Red McIntyre drew … (promoter:  George Simpson)
Note:  Reportedly Henning’s first “shot at the National Alliance diadem.”

Kansas City, Kansas:  Thursday, March 19, 1959
(Memorial Hall) … Bob Ellis b. Bob Geigel (2/3) … Lee Henning b. Dino Bravo … Cowboy
Bradley and Lord Littlebrook b. Bull Brummel and Tiny Roe … Tommy O’Toole b. The
Mighty Atlas … Bull Brummell b. Cowboy Bradley … (promoter:  George Simpson)

Kansas City, Kansas:  Thursday, March 26, 1959
(Memorial Hall) … Edouard Carpentier b. Lee Henning (2/3) … The Fabulous Kangaroos
(Al Costello and Roy Heffernan) b. Farmer Don Marlin and Tommy O’Toole … Otto Von
Krupp b. Thor Hagen … Bob Geigel b. Dino Bravo … “Wild” Red Berry b. Rip Hawk …
(promoter:  George Simpson) … (3,000 fans)

Kansas City, Kansas:  Thursday, April 2, 1959
(Memorial Hall) … NWA World Heavyweight Champion Pat O’Connor b. Dick Hutton (2/3)
(third fall by DQ) … Hans Herman and Otto Von Krupp b. Dino Bravo and Bobby Bruns
(2/3) … Farmer Don Marlin b. Lee Henning (DQ) … Lorraine Johnson and Laura Martinez
drew (20:00) … Cowboy Bradley b. Tiny Roe … (promoter:  George Simpson)

Kansas City, Kansas:  Thursday, April 9, 1959
(Memorial Hall) … Wrestling Tournament … Dick Hutton b. Tommy O’Toole to win an 11-
man wrestling tournament (8:40) (abdominal stretch) … Dick Hutton b. Bobby Bruns in the
second round after getting a bye through the first, then got another bye into the finals …
Tommy O’Toole b. Hans Schmidt … Tommy O’Toole b. Lee Henning … Tommy O’Toole b.
Roy McClarity … (promoter:  Geoge Simpson)

Kansas City, Kansas:  Thursday, April 16, 1959
(Memorial Hall) … Lou Thesz b. Dick Hutton (Hutton won the first fall with an abdominal
stretch, but was unable to continue after the second fall) (Thesz reportedly won with a
“Greco-Roman hold, learned by Thesz from his father”) … Bob Ellis and Roy McClarity b.
The Australian Kangaroos (Al Costello and Roy Heffernan) … Farmer Don Marlin b. Lee
Henning (DQ) … Otto Von Krupp b. Tommy O’Toole … Jim LaRock b. “Wild” Red Berry …
(promoter:  George Simpson) … (3,310 fans)
Note:  LaRock was a “1953 Iowa State graduate” and a “Big Eight wrestling king.”

Kansas City, Kansas:  Thursday, April 23, 1959
(Memorial Hall) … Otto Von Krupp b. Roy McClarity (McClarity was injured and could not
return for the third fall) … The Australian Kangaroos (Al Costello and Roy Heffernan) b.
Bobby Bruns and Jim LaRock (2/3) … Dick Gordon b. Lee Henning … “Wild” Red Berry
and Farmer Don Marlin drew (20:00) … Cowboy Bradley b. Bull Brummell … (promoter:  
George Simpson)
Note:  Dick Gordon was a newcomer from Auckland, New Zealand.  He was also known as
“Ray Gordon.”

Kansas City, Kansas:  Thursday, April 30, 1959
(Memorial Hall) … Roy McClarity vs. Otto Von Krupp (Texas Death Match) … The
Australian Kangaroos (Al Costello and Roy Heffernan) and “Wild” Red Berry vs. Bobby
Bruns, Jim LaRock and Farmer Don Marlin … Pete Downey vs. (?) … Roy Heffernan vs.
Jim LaRock … (promoter:  George Simpson)
Note:  Downey was a newcomer from Denver, weighing 243 pounds.





Kansas City, Kansas:  Thursday, November 12, 1959
(Memorial Hall) … Bob Geigel and Kinji Shibuya b. Bob Ellis and Sonny Myers (2/3) …
Central States Women’s Champion Lorraine Johnson b. Kathy Starr … Stanley Lisowski b.
Ray Gordon … Chick Garibaldi b. Lou Spindola … Farmer Pete b. Pee Wee Rogers …
(promoter:  George Simpson)

Kansas City, Kansas:  Thursday, November 19, 1959
(Memorial Hall) … Antonino Rocca b. Stanley Lisowski (2/3) … Bob Geigel and Otto Von
Krupp wrestled to a no contest (both men were reportedly fined) … Ray Gordon and Thor
Hagen b. Chick Garibaldi and Kinji Shibuya … Jerry Gordon b. Jack O’Reilly … Joe
Hamilton b. Harry Lewis … (promoter:  George Simpson)

Kansas City, Missouri:  Tuesday, November 24, 1959
(Municipal Auditorium) … Bill Longson and Antonino Rocca wrestled to a double
disqualification (match ended in a near riot) … NWA World Heavyweight Champion Pat O’
Connor b. Dick the Bruiser … Bob Ellis and Sonny Myers wrestled Bob Geigel and Kinji
Shibuya to a draw … Stanley Lisowski and Otto Von Krupp drew … Lorraine Johnson b.
Judy Grover … Rock Hunter b. Harry Lewis … (sponsored by Disabled American Veterans)

Kansas City, Kansas:  Thursday, November 26, 1959
(Memorial Hall) … Antonino Rocca b. Bill Longson … Ray Gordon b. Chick Garibaldi …
Bob Shaeffer b. Bill Cole … Thor Hagen and Stanley Lisowski drew (30:00) … Rip Hawk
and Rock Hunter wrestled Bob Geigel and Kinji Shibuya to a double disqualification (1-1)
… (promoter:  George Simpson) … (3,000 fans)

Kansas City, Kansas:  Thursday, December 3, 1959
(Memorial Hall) … Tag Team Tournament … (participants: Rip Hawk and Rock Hunter,
Thor Hagen and Sonny Myers, Bob Geigel and Otto Von Krupp, Ray Gordon and Tommy
O’Toole, Bill Cole and Chick Garibaldi, Jerry Gordett and Joe Hamilton) … (promoter:  
George Simpson) … (referees:  Bobby Bruns, Lou Spandle) … (sponsored by:  American
Legion Post No. 83)

Kansas City, Kansas:  Thursday, December 10, 1959
(Memorial Hall) … Ray Gordon and Otto Von Krupp b. Tarzan “Killer” Kowalski (handicap
match) (Kowalski won the first fall in 4:02, Von Krupp won the second when Kowalski was
disqualified) … Rip Hawk b. Thor Hagen (2/3) … Judy Glover b. Ada Ash … Bob Geigel
and Joe Hamilton drew (20:00) … Lord Littlebrook b. Bull Brummell (7:01) … (promoter:  
George Simpson) … (referee:  Lou Spandle)

Kansas City, Kansas:  Thursday, December 17, 1959
(Memorial Hall) … Tarzan “Killer” Kowalski b. Otto Von Krupp (2/3) (Von Krupp was unable
to continue during the third fall) … Rip Hawk and Rock Hunter b. Jerry Gordett and Joe
Hamilton (2/3) … Bob Shaeffer b. Kinji Shibuya (DQ) … Tommy O’Toole b. Bill Cole (9:10)
… Cowboy Bradley b. Bull Brummell (7:40) … (promoter:  George Simpson) … (referees:  
Bobby Bruns, Lou Spandle)
Note:  Next show on January 7, 1960.

Research by Tim Hornbaker
January 2, 2008
Kansas City Wrestling Results - 1959