Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:  Saturday, January 3, 1959
(WIIC Studios) … Chico Lopez vs. The Sheik … (commentator:  Mal Alberts) … (broadcast
live as “Studio Wrestling” on channel 11 at 6:00)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:  Saturday, January 10, 1959
(WIIC Studios) … No matches listed in Pittsburgh Post Gazette … (promoter:  Rudy Miller)
… (commentator:  Mal Alberts) … (broadcast live as “Studio Wrestling” on channel 11 at 6:
00)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:  Saturday, January 17, 1959
(WIIC Studios) … Cyclone Anaya vs. The Sheik … Hurricane Anaya vs. Chico Lopez …
(promoter:  Rudy Miller) … (commentator:  Mal Alberts) … (broadcast live as “Studio
Wrestling” on channel 11 at 6:00)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:  Saturday, January 24, 1959
(WIIC Studios) … Alex Mulko vs. Johnny Valentine … (promoter:  Rudy Miller) …
(commentator:  Mal Alberts) … (broadcast live as “Studio Wrestling” on channel 11 at 6:00)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:  Saturday, January 31, 1959
(WIIC Studios) … Cowboy Bradley vs. Antonino Rocca … The Great Scott vs. Harry Lewis
… (promoter:  Rudy Miller) … (commentator:  Mal Alberts) … (broadcast live as “Studio
Wrestling” on channel 11 at 6:00)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:  Saturday, February 7, 1959
(WIIC Studios) … two matches … (promoter:  Rudy Miller) … (commentator:  Mal Alberts)
… (broadcast live as “Studio Wrestling” on channel 11 at 6:00)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:  Saturday, February 14, 1959
(WIIC Studios) … Eddie Faietta vs. Frank Townsend … Bob Corby vs. Abe Jacobs …
(promoter:  Rudy Miller) … (commentator:  Mal Alberts) … (broadcast live as “Studio
Wrestling” on channel 11 at 6:00)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:  Saturday, February 21, 1959
(WIIC Studios) … No matches listed in Pittsburgh Post Gazette … (promoter:  Rudy Miller)
… (commentator:  Mal Alberts) … (broadcast live as “Studio Wrestling” on channel 11 at 6:
00)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:  Saturday, February 28, 1959
(WIIC Studios) … No matches listed in Pittsburgh Post Gazette … (promoter:  Rudy Miller)
… (commentator:  Mal Alberts) … (broadcast live as “Studio Wrestling” on channel 11 at 6:
00)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:  Saturday, March 7, 1959
(WIIC Studios) … Tom Bradley vs. Tony Galento … Abe Jacobs vs. Johnny Valentine (2/3)
… (promoter:  Rudy Miller) … (commentator:  Mal Alberts) … (broadcast live as “Studio
Wrestling” on channel 11 at 6:00)

Jeannette, Pennsylvania:  Friday, March 13, 1959
(Delvitto’s Auditorium) … Buddy Rogers vs. Frankie Talaber … (promoter:  Mike Yennerell)
… (sponsored by:  Jeannette Athletic Club)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:  Saturday, March 14, 1959
(WIIC Studios) … The Mighty Jumbo vs. Alex Mulko … Eddie Faietta vs. Jan Madrid …
(promoter:  Rudy Miller) … (commentator:  Mal Alberts) … (broadcast live as “Studio
Wrestling” on channel 11 at 6:00)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:  Monday, March 16, 1959
(The Grotto) … Jan Madrid vs. The Mighty Jumbo … Tokyo Joe vs. Johnny Valentine …
The Zebra Kids vs. Johnny Barend and Donn Lewin … Eddie Faietta vs. Duke Hoffman
Notes:  The facility was on Montgomery Avenue on the Northside.  Jumbo was 517 pounds.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:  Saturday, March 21, 1959
(WIIC Studios) … The Mighty Jumbo vs. Miguel Torres … Frank Townsend vs. Johnny
Valentine (2/3) … (promoter:  Rudy Miller) … (commentator:  Mal Alberts) … (broadcast
live as “Studio Wrestling” on channel 11 at 6:00)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:  Saturday, March 28, 1959
(WIIC Studios) … Eddie Faietta vs. Abe Jacobs … Jan Madrid vs. Frank Townsend …
(promoter:  Rudy Miller) … (commentator:  Mal Alberts) … (broadcast live as “Studio
Wrestling” on channel 11 at 6:00)

McKeesport, Pennsylvania:  Friday, April 3, 1959
(The Palisades) … Antonino Rocca vs. Johnny Valentine … Harry Lewis vs. Abe Jacobs …
(promoter:  Ray Fabiani)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:  Saturday, April 4, 1959
(WIIC Studios) … Chris Averoff vs. Eddie Faietta … Miguel Torres vs. Frank Townsend …
(promoter:  Rudy Miller) … (commentator:  Mal Alberts) … (broadcast live as “Studio
Wrestling” on channel 11 at 6:00)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:  Saturday, April 11, 1959
(WIIC Studios) … Chris Averoff vs. Don Joyce … Duke Hoffman vs. The Zebra Kid …
(promoter:  Rudy Miller) … (commentator:  Mal Alberts) … (broadcast live as “Studio
Wrestling” on channel 11 at 6:00)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:  Saturday, April 18, 1959
(WIIC Studios) … Duke Hoffman vs. Johnny Valentine … Miguel Torres vs. Frank
Townsend … (promoter:  Rudy Miller) … (commentator:  Mal Alberts) … (broadcast live as
“Studio Wrestling” on channel 11 at 6:00)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:  Saturday, April 25, 1959
(WIIC Studios) … No matches listed in Pittsburgh Post Gazette … (promoter:  Rudy Miller)
… (commentator:  Mal Alberts) … (broadcast live as “Studio Wrestling” on channel 11 at 6:
00)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:  Saturday, May 2, 1959
(WIIC Studios) … Aldo Bogni vs. Miguel Torres (2/3) … Eddie Faietta vs. Mark Tendler …
(promoter:  Rudy Miller) … (commentator:  Mal Alberts) … (broadcast live as “Studio
Wrestling” on channel 11 at 6:00)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:  Saturday, May 9, 1959
(WIIC Studios) … No matches listed in Pittsburgh Post Gazette … (promoter:  Rudy Miller)
… (commentator:  Mal Alberts) … (broadcast live as “Studio Wrestling” on channel 11 at 6:
00)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:  Saturday, May 16, 1959
(WIIC Studios) … No matches listed in Pittsburgh Post Gazette … (promoter:  Rudy Miller)
… (commentator:  Mal Alberts) … (broadcast live as “Studio Wrestling” on channel 11 at 6:
00)

*In the Saturday, May 16, 1959 edition of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, it was stated that:
“Don’t look now but promoter Ray Fabiani is going to spring midget wrestlers loose on the
Pittsburgh public soon.  He’s also bringing back Haystack Calhoun, the 620-pound goliath
of the mat.”

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:  Saturday, May 23, 1959
(WIIC Studios) … Jack Vansky vs. The Zebra Kid … Aldo Bogni vs. Gregory Jarque …
(promoter:  Rudy Miller) … (commentator:  Mal Alberts) … (broadcast live as “Studio
Wrestling” on channel 11 at 6:00)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:  Saturday, May 30, 1959
(WIIC Studios) … Aldo Bogni vs. Eddie Faietta … Arnold Skaaland vs. The Zebra Kid …
(promoter:  Rudy Miller) … (commentator:  Mal Alberts) … (broadcast live as “Studio
Wrestling” on channel 11 at 6:00)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:  Saturday, June 6, 1959
(WIIC Studios) … Eddie Faietta vs. Gregory Jarque … Abe Jacobs vs. MacArthur …
(promoter:  Rudy Miller) … (commentator:  Mal Alberts) … (broadcast live as “Studio
Wrestling” on channel 11 at 6:00)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:  Saturday, June 13, 1959
(WIIC Studios) … Eddie Faietta vs. Arnold Skaaland … Art Cordet vs. Miguet Torres …
(promoter:  Rudy Miller) … (commentator:  Mal Alberts) … (broadcast live as “Studio
Wrestling” on channel 11 at 6:00)

*The Saturday, June 13, 1959 edition of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette stated  “ “Brute”
Kramer is working out a deal to become wrestling promoter Al Haft’s representative in this
area.  His first show will be at Beaver Falls next Wednesday.”

Jeannette, Pennsylvania:  Tuesday, June 16, 1959
(Jeannette High School Stadium) … Buddy Rogers vs. Sweet Daddy Siki … Big Daddy Siki
and Don Eagle vs. Oyama Kato and Fritz Von Goering … Marvin Mercer vs. Oscar Verdu

Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania:  Thursday, June 18, 1959
(Beaver Falls High School Gymnasium) … Sweet Daddy Siki vs. Fritz Von Goering …
Marvin Mercer vs. Buddy Rogers … Don Eagle vs. The Great Kato … (promoter:  Brute
Kramer) … (booking agent:  Al Haft)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:  Saturday, June 20, 1959
(WIIC Studios) … Aldo Bogni vs. Chief Big Heart (2/3) … Chief Little Eagle vs. John Vansky
(2/3) … (promoter:  Rudy Miller) … (commentator:  Mal Alberts) … (broadcast live as
“Studio Wrestling” on channel 11 at 6:00)

*In the Saturday, June 20, 1959 edition of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Al Abrams wrote:  
“This column’s sympathies to Mal Alberts, WIIC sportscaster, whose father died in New
Orleans earlier in the week.”

McKeesport, Pennsylvania:  Wednesday, June 24, 1959
(McKeesport High School Stadium) … Antonino Rocca vs. Johnny Valentine … Haystack
Calhoun vs. Mighty Jumbo … Johnny Barend and Donn Lewin vs. Tokyo Joe and Zebra Kid
… Aldo Bogni vs. Abe Jacobs … Chief Eagle vs. Jack Terry … (promoters:  J. Mercur, Ray
Shook) … (matchmakers:  Ray Fabiani, William Speney)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:  Saturday, June 27, 1959
(WIIC Studios) … Gregory Jarque vs. Arnold Skaaland (2/3) … Eddie Faietta vs. Abe
Jacobs … (promoter:  Rudy Miller) … (commentator:  Mal Alberts) … (broadcast live as
“Studio Wrestling” on channel 11 at 6:00)




















*On Saturday, October 3, 1959, there was no wrestling on WIIC due to NCAA Football.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:  Saturday, October 10, 1959
(WIIC Studios) … No matches listed in Pittsburgh Post Gazette … (promoter:  Rudy Miller)
… (commentator:  Mal Alberts) … (broadcast live as “Studio Wrestling” on channel 11 at 6:
00)

Pittsburgh, Pennyslvania:  Saturday, October 17, 1959
(WIIC Studios) … Brown Panther vs. Andy Moore … Pee Wee James vs. Tom Thumb …
(promoter:  Rudy Miller) … (commentator:  Mal Alberts) … (broadcast live as “Studio
Wrestling on channel 11 at 6:00)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:  Saturday, October 24, 1959
(WIIC Studios) … Eddie Faietta vs. Hanson … Steele vs. Frank Valois … (promoter:  Rudy
Miller) … (commentator:  Mal Alberts)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:  Saturday, October 31, 1959
(WIIC Studios) … Chief Big Heart vs. Frank Valois … Red Bastien vs. The Sheik …
(promoter:  Rudy Miller) … (commentator:  Mal Alberts)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:  Saturday, November 7, 1959
(WIIC Studios) … Arnold Skaaland vs. Al Smith … (promoter:  Rudy Miller) …
(commentator:  Mal Alberts)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:  Saturday, November 14, 1959
(WIIC Studios) … Bruno Sammartino vs. Al Smith … Steele vs. Wallick … (promoter:  Rudy
Miller) … (commentator:  Mal Alberts)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:  Saturday, November 21, 1959
(WIIC Studios) … Chief Big Heart vs. Hanson … Bruno Sammartino vs. Torres …
(promoter:  Rudy Miller) … (commentator:  Mal Alberts)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:  Saturday, November 28, 1959
(WIIC Studios) … No matches listed in Pittsburgh Post Gazette … (promoter:  Rudy Miller)
… (commentator:  Mal Alberts) … (broadcast live as “Studio Wrestling” on channel 11 at 6:
00)

*No wrestling on Saturday, December 5, 1959 due to college football on WIIC.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:  Saturday, December 12, 1959
(WIIC Studios) … No matches listed in Pittsburgh Post Gazette … (promoter:  Rudy Miller)
… (commentator:  Mal Alberts) … (broadcast live as “Studio Wrestling” on channel 11 at 6:
00)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:  Saturday, December 19, 1959
(WIIC Studios) … No matches listed in Pittsburgh Post Gazette … (promoter:  Rudy Miller)
… (commentator:  Mal Alberts) … (broadcast live as “Studio Wrestling” on channel 11 at 6:
00)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:  Saturday, December 26, 1959
(WIIC Studios) … Ken Ackles vs. Wallick … Marin vs. Roja … (promoter:  Rudy Miller) …
(commentator:  Mal Alberts)

Notes:  A scan of sports pages in Pittsburgh newspapers find numerous weight-lifting
competitions in the area.


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