Promoter Bert Bertolini started running every other week in January of 1953. Could not find
any listings in the Reading Eagle after the first November card which may or may not have
taken place.


1/3/53 Reading, PA @ Armory
Antonino Rocca beat Golden Terror Bob Weatherly (sub Lu Kim) with a backbreaker in 14:17
Roland Meeker beat Lenny Montana (sub Lord Carlton) dq in 9:43
Lenny Montana (sub Golden Terror) drew Tony Martinelli 30:00
Ace Freeman (sub Dick Steinborn) beat Pedro Godoy
Referee George Lengel
Att: "capacity crowd, one of the season's largest crowds"

1/17/53 Reading, PA @ Armory
Primo Carnera ddq Lord Carlton in 7:37
Zebra Kid vs Clyde Steeves
Al Kashey & Pedro Escobar vs Pedro Godoy & Hardy Kruskamp
Mighty Ursus vs Chuck Morgan
Note: The January 18, 1953 edition of the Reading Eagle is not available in the google news
archives. Main event result from the February 8, 1953 edition of the Resding Eagle.

1/31/53 Reading, PA @ Armory
Referee George Lengel
Antonino Rocca beat Lu Kim dq in 3:51
Roland Meeker beat Farmer March with a "reverse half nelson"
Guy Brunetti & Joe "Touquare" beat Chuck Morgan & Jack Dillon on a 3rd fall dq
1 Morgan & Dillon won in 24:53
2 Brunetti & "Touquare" won in 5:33
3 Morgan & Dillon were dq'ed in 5:43
Att: "well filled house"
Note: Joe "Touquare" likely Joe Tangaro aka Joe Brunetti

2/14/53 Reading, PA @ Armory
Lu Kim beat Primo Carnera dq in 8:50
Adrian Baillargeon beat Hardy Kruskamp via pin with a head lock in 20:47
Guy Brunetti & Joe Tangaro beat Farmer Mack & Zebra Kid Lenny Montana on a 2nd fall dq
1 Tangaro pinned Mack in 25:16 after a body slam
2 Mack & Montana were dq'ed in 6:36
Great Jarque beat Dick Bishop in 22:25
Referee George Lengel
Att: "fair sized turnout"

2/28/53 Reading, PA @ Armory
Raphael Halpern beat Tiger Joe Marsh via pin in 6:08 after a body slam
Canadian Angel beat Robert Pezman via pin in 25:28
Guy Brunetti & Joe Tangaro beat Jack Dillon & Pedro Escobar 2-0
1 Tangaro pinned Dillon in 31:41 after a body slam
2 Brunetti pinned Escobar in 6:44 after a back drop
Adrian Baillargeon beat Gregory The Great Jarque in 12:40
Att: "Only a small turnout"

3/14/53 Reading, PA @ Armory
Antonino Rocca beat Lu Kim COR in 11:27
Guy Brunetti & Joe Tangaro beat Jack Dillon & Zebra Kid Lenny Montana on a 3rd fall dq
1 Brunetti & Tangaro won in 12:46
2 Dillon & Montana won in 36 seconds
3 Dillon & Montana were dq'ed in 5:47 for using strangleholds
Tony Martinelli beat Canadian Angel
Adrian Baillargeon beat Chuck Morgan
Referee George Lengel
Att: "large crowd"

3/28/53 Reading, PA @ Armory
Marvin Mercer (sub Great Togo) beat Clyde Steeves via pin in 16:32 after an "atomic kick"
Dick Shikat beat Stan Kowalski via pin in 16:19 with a head lock
Tinker Todd beat Phil Gruber in 25:26
Chris Averoff drew George Babich 30:00
Referee George Lengel
Att: "small sized turnout"

4/11/53 Reading, PA @ Armory
Canadian Angel beat Marvin Mercer dq in 17:35 when Mercer roughed up the referee
Raphael Halpern beat Buddy Gilbert with an arm lock in 8:44
Dick Shikat beat George Babich via pin in 15:56
Clyde Steeves drew Al Kashey 30:00
Referee George Lengel
Att: "fair sized turnout"

4/25/53 Reading, PA @ Armory
Antonino Rocca beat Lu Kim via pin in 12:56 after a back drop
Clyde Steeves beat Ben Sherman (sub Kola Kwariani) in 9:36 with a head lock
Dick Shikat drew Chuck Morgan 30:00
Mighty Ursus beat Mike Lane with an arm lock in 14:14
Tony Milano beat Hal Kramer via pin in 15:16 after a body slam
Kenny Quire beat Clarence Rothermel via pin in 14:00
Att: "Only a small audience"

10/24/53 Reading, PA @ Armory
Mighty Schultz beat Tiger Jackson 2/3
1 Schultz beat Jackson in 9:58
2 Jackson beat Schultz in 4:37
3 Schultz pinned Jackson after an airplane spin in 4:01
Mr America Gene Stanlee beat Ray Thunder via pin after a back drop in 22:41
Ted Marshall beat Clyde Steeves dq in 25:55
Frank Milano beat Carlos Freeman with a leg lock in 8:12
Referee George Lengel
Att: "fair sized audience"

11/7/53 Reading, PA @ Armory
Mr America Gene Stanlee vs Ray Gunkel
Midget Tag bout 2/3
Ted Marshall vs Clyde Steeves 30:00
Kenny Quire vs Clarence Rothermel 30:00
Note: No results listed in the November 8, 1953 edition of the Reading Eagle. This card may
have been canceled due to snow. Many local high school football games were.


Research by Jim Zordani
Reading Wrestling Results - 1953
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