Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:  Monday, April 2, 1962
(Civic Auditorium) … NWA World Heavyweight Champion Buddy Rogers b. Bruno
Sammartino (2/3) … Crusher Lisowski b. Shohei Baba (countout) (9:48) … Johnny
Valentine b. Chet Wallick … Sonny Boy Cassidy and Tiny Tim b. Billy the Kid and Pancho
Lopez (2/3) … Art Thomas b. Moose Cholak (5:48) … Ace Freeman b. Karl Von hess …
Alex Kostopoulos b. Danny Ferazzi (8:16) … Johnny DeFazio b. Frank Marconi … The
Bruce Brothers (Bob and Chuck) b. Steve Novack and Zivko Kovacic … (promoter:  Joe
“Toots” Mondt) … (12,474 fans) … (gate:  $38,969.20) … (benefit for the Easter Seals)
Notes:  The original bill had Fred Atkins facing Yukio Suzuki and Kostopoulos meeting
“Strangler” O’Dell.  Wallick was said to be a steelworker from Youngstown, Ohio.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:  Thursday, April 12, 1962
(Gateway High School) … Crusher Lisowski b. Zivko Kovacic … Ace Freeman b. Chet
Wallick … Sonny Boy Cassidy and Tiny Tim b. Billy the Kid and Irish Jackie (2/3) … Frank
Marconi and Carlo Milano drew

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:  Saturday, April 14, 1962
(WIIC Studios) … Crusher Lisowski vs. Willie Nieves … Jose Quionas vs. Johnny Valentine
… three other matches … (broadcast live on channel 11 (WIIC) at 6:00)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:  Saturday, April 28, 1962
(WIIC Studios) … Crusher Lisowski vs. Noble … O’Neill vs. Art Thomas … Reinhardt vs.
Sazuki … Bill Gallion vs. Milano .. Kovacic vs. Frank Marconi … (broadcast live on channel
11 at 6:00)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:  Monday, May 7, 1962
(Civic Auditorium) … (promoter:  Joe “Toots” Mondt) … (benefit of District Seven, Loyal
Order of Moose Associate Lodges)
Note:  Johnny Valentine was billed as the “National Television titleholder.”




Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:  Saturday, November 3, 1962
(WIIC Studios) … Buddy Austin vs. Jim Martinero … Gene Kelly vs. Bill Scholl … Frank
Alman vs. TNT Napolitan … The Crusher vs. Tom Lowe … Buddy Rogers vs. George
Strickland … (broadcast live on channel 11 at 6:00) … (announcer:  Bill Cardille)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:  Monday, November 5, 1962
(Civic Arena) … NWA World Heavyweight Champion Buddy Rogers and Bruno Sammartino
drew (after both wrestlers had won a fall, Sammartino beat Rogers in 4:07 to capture the
championship, then admitted he had committed a foul and should have been disqualified)
(the match was then called a draw)  … Crusher Liswoski and Killer Kowalski were both
disqualified (12:11) … Bobo Brazil and Antonino Rocca b. Johnny Barend and Magnificent
Maurice (12:57) … Ace Freeman and Gene Kelly b. Gypsy Joe and TNT Napolitan (17:56)
… Buddy Austin b. Angelo Savoldi (5:59) … Johnny DeFazio b. Bill Scholl (7:30) … Billy
Fox and Chet Wallick drew (15:00) … (promoter:  Joe “Toots” Mondt) … (7,236 fans) …
(gate:  $18,300.90)
Notes:  Fox was from Cleveland, Scholl from Columbus, DeFazio from Mt. Washington, and
Savoldi was from Hoboken.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:  Saturday, November 10, 1962
(WIIC Studios) … Gene Kelly and Pat Kennedy vs. Gordo Chihuahua and Bill Scholl …
Chuck Conley vs. Bill Gallion … Johnny DeFazio vs. Tiger Stevens … Chuck Martoni vs.
Chet Wallick … (broadcast live on channel 11 at 6:00) … (announcer:  Bill Cardille)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:  Saturday, November 17, 1962
(WIIC Studios) … Gordo Chihuahua vs. Jimmy Windel … Beau Brummel vs. The Hillbilly …
Leon Smith vs. Chet Wallick … Gene Kelly and Pat Kennedy vs. Gypsy Joe and Frank
Marconi … (broadcast live on channel 11 at 6:00) … (announcer:  Bill Cardille)

*According to the Monday, November 26, 1962 edition of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette,
Buddy Rogers was pulling out of the December 3 show because of an injured ankle
suffered in Montreal against Killer Kowalski.  The paper reported, “Kowalski now claims the
title.” Also, Sammartino also has claimed the title” based on his win over Rogers “last
month.” Toots Mondt said that “the winner of the Dec. 3 match [between Kowalski and
Sammartino] at the Arena may be recognized as interim champ by the National Wrestling
Alliance as Rogers will be out of action for three months.”

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:  Monday, December 3, 1962
(Civic Arena) … Killer Kowalski and Bruno Sammartino drew (60:00) (Kowalski won the first
fall in 29:37 and Sammartino won the second in 14:40) … Johnny Barend and Magnificent
Maurice b. Gene Kelly and Pat Kennedy (6:02) … Bobo Brazil b. Bill Murphy (12:54) … Ace
Freeman b. Gordo Chihuahua (8:09) … Buddy Austin b. The Hillbilly (11:46) … Johnny
DeFazio b. Tiger Severs (11:36) … Billy Fox and Bill Scholl drew (15:00) … (promoter:  Joe
“Toots” Mondt) … (5,235 fans) … (gate:  $15,096)
Notes:  The newspaper stated that “Promoter Toots Mondt is trying to get the National
Wrestling Allicen to recognize the winner of the match as champion while [Buddy] Rogers
recovers from a broken right leg.  Both Sammartino and Kowalski whipped Rogers in recent
matches.” DeFazio was from Mount Washington.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:  Saturday, December 15, 1962
(WIIC Studios) … Frank Marconi vs. Bruno Sammartino … Buddy Austin vs. Don Boyer …
John DeFazio vs. Don Taylor … Chuck Martoni and Chet Wallick vs. Gypsy Joe and TNT
Napolitan … (promoter:  Joe “Toots” Mondt) … (commentator:  Bill Cardille)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:  Saturday, December 22, 1962
(WIIC Studios) … Tommy O’Toole vs. Bruno Sammartino … Argentina Apollo vs. Gordo
Chihuahua … Bob Boyer vs. Skull Murphy … Billy Fox and Chuck Martoni vs. Miguel
Torres and Chet Wallick … (promoter:  Joe “Toots” Mondt) … (commentator:  Bill Cardille)



Research by Tim Hornbaker
October 2, 2010
Pittsburgh Wrestling Results - 1962