Tampa, Florida:  Tuesday, February 13, 1968
(Fort Homer Hesterly Armory) … NWA World Heavyweight Champion Gene Kiniski b. Joe
Scarpa (2/3) (Kiniski won the third fall by disqualification when Scarpa threw him over the
top rope) … Johnny Valentine b. Wahoo McDaniel to capture the Florida State
Heavyweight Title … The Masked Infernos b. Paul DeMarco and Lorenzo Parente to
capture the World Tag Team Title … Southern Heavyweight Champion The Missouri
Mauler and Jose Lothario drew (45:00) … Southern Tag Team Champions Aldo Bogni
and Bronko Lubich wrestled Eddie Graham and Les Welch to a no contest … (promoter:  
Cowboy Luttrall) … (large crowd in attendance) … (Gasparilla Championship Spectacular)


Tampa, Florida:  Tuesday, April 2, 1968
(Fort Homer Hesterly Armory) … Red Bastien b. Johnny Valentine (non-title match) (after
the match, Valentine attacked Eddie Graham, preventing him from competing in the six-
man tag team main event) … Red Bastien, Sam Steamboat and Les Welch b. Aldo Bogni,
George Harris and Bronko Lubich (Bastien was a replacement for Eddie Graham) … Paul
“Butcher” Vachon b. Joe Scarpa by countout … Little Beaver b. Frenchy LaMonte … The
Viking b. Koa Kiki … (promoter:  Cowboy Luttrall) … (referees:  Charley Laye, Stu
Schwartz)
Note:  Wrestling on Television from Tampa with Gordon Solie, Saturday at 7:00 p.m. on
Channel 38 and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. on Channel 10, and 4:30 on Channel 38.

Tampa, Florida:  Tuesday, April 9, 1968
(Fort Homer Hesterly Armory) … Eddie Graham vs. Johnny Valentine (Texas Death
Match) … (promoter:  Cowboy Luttrall)
Note:  The show was postponed by Cowboy Luttrall due to the death of Dr. Martin Luther
King.

Tampa, Florida:  Tuesday, April 16, 1968
(Fort Homer Hesterly Armory) … Eddie Graham b. Johnny Valentine (Texas Death Match)
(Valentine won five straight falls before Graham won the sixth, and then the match when
Valentine was unable to continue) (After the match, Valentine attacked the referee and
Graham) … Jose Lothario and Wahoo McDaniel b. Aldo Bogni and Bronko Lubich (2/3)
(The second fall ended in a disqualification, and the Southern Tag Title did not change
hands because of the DQ) … Red Bastien b. The Viking (two-minutes) … Joe Scarpa
and Paul “Butcher” Vachon wrestled to a no contest when the ring broke … George
Harris and Sam Steamboat were both counted out … Little Joe Russell b. Frenchy
LaMont … (promoter:  Cowboy Luttrall)

Tampa, Florida:  Tuesday, April 23, 1968
(Fort Homer Hesterly Armory) … Johnny Valentine b. Eddie Graham to capture Florida
Brass Knuckles Title (Valentine won after five falls when Graham was unable to continue)
(Graham was helped from the ring) … Jose Lothario and Joe Scarpa b. Aldo Bogni and
Bronko Lubich to capture the Southern Tag Team Title … Red Bastien b. Seiji Sakaguchi
(5-minutes) … Wahoo McDaniel b. George Harris … Les Welch b. Paul “Butcher” Vachon
(DQ) … (promoter:  Cowboy Luttrall)

Tampa, Florida:  Tuesday, April 30, 1968
(Fort Homer Hesterly Armory) … Florida Heavyweight Champion Johnny Valentine vs.
Red Bastien … Aldo Bogni and Bronko Lubich vs. Jose Lothario and Joe Scarpa …
Wahoo McDaniel vs. Seiji Sakaguchi … Tito Romero vs. Harry Smith … The Blue
Demons vs. Eddie Graham and Les Welch … (promoter:  Cowboy Luttrall)





Tampa, Florida:  Tuesday, August 6, 1968
(Fort Homer Hesterly Armory) … The Great Malenko and Johnny Valentine b. Jose
Lothario and Joe Scarpa to capture the Southern Tag Team Title (2/3) (Lothario pinned
Valentine with a bulldog headlock for the first fall, Valentine pinned Lothario for the
second, Scarpa was counted out while battling Malenko) … Red Bastien and Sputnik
Monroe b. Edouardo Perez and Louie Tillet (DQ) … Eddie Graham b. Tank Morgan …
Sherri Lee and Les Welch b. Jim Dalton and Bonnie Watson … John Heath b. Don
Serrano … (promoter:  Cowboy Luttrall)

Tampa, Florida:  Tuesday, October 1, 1968
(Fort Homer Hesterly Armory) … Florida Brass Knuckles Champion The Great Malenko b.
Sputnik Monroe (Malenko received some outside help from Johnny Valentine) … Florida
Heavyweight Champion Nick Kozak b. Tarzan Tyler (2/3) … The Masked Infernos
wrestled Jose Lothario and Joe Scarpa to a draw (45:00) … Jack Brisco b. Johnny
Valentine (DQ) … Tom Jones b. Shinya Kojika … (promoter:  Cowboy Luttrall)

Tampa, Florida:  Tuesday, October 8, 1968
(Fort Homer Hesterly Armory) … Jose Lothario and Joe Scarpa b. The Masked Infernos
to capture the Southern Tag Team Title (2/3) … Jack Brisco and Sputnik Monroe b. The
Great Malenko and Johnny Valentine (Monroe was a substitute for Eddie Graham, who
was injured in the dressing room before the match) … Nick Kozak b. Duke Keomuka (DQ)
(Kozak was attacked by Johnny Valentine and The Great Malenko before the match) …
Tarzan Tyler b. Pedro Valdez (7:00) … Louie Tillet b. Tom Jones … (promoter:  Cowboy
Luttrall)

Tampa, Florida:  Tuesday, October 15, 1968
(Fort Homer Hesterly Armory) … Florida Heavyweight Champion Nick Kozak b. Johnny
Valentine (2/3) … Jack Brisco and Sputnik Monroe b. The Great Malenko (special
handicap match) (Malenko beat Monroe) (Brisco beat Malenko in 60-seconds) … Jose
Lothario and Joe Scarpa wrestled Louie Tillet and Tarzan Tyler to a double countout …
The Masked Gladiator b. Koa Tiki … Miguel Perez b. Jim Dalton … (promoter:  Cowboy
Luttrall)

Tampa, Florida:  Tuesday, October 22, 1968
(Fort Homer Hesterly Armory) … The Great Malenko b. Florida Heavyweight Champion
Nick Kozak (there was question whether the title was going to change hands because
Kozak was originally scheduled to wrestle Valentine) … Jack Brisco b. The Great Malenko
by reverse decision … Buddy Fuller, Jose Lothario, Joe Scarpa and Les Welch b. The
Masked Infernos, Louis Tillet and Tarzan Tyler … The Gladiator b. Sputnik Monroe …
Randy Roper and Harry Smith drew (20:00) … (promoter:  Cowboy Luttrall)
Note:  Johnny Valentine was originally scheduled to wrestle Nick Kozak for the Florida
Heavyweight Title, but was injured in Puerto Rico over the weekend.  Valentine was hit in
the eye by an object thrown by a fan.

Tampa, Florida:  Tuesday, October 29, 1968
(Fort Homer Hesterly Armory) … Louie Tillet and Tarzan Tyle b. Jose Lothario and Joe
Scarpa to capture the Southern Tag Team Title (2/3) … Nick Kozak b. The Great
Malenko to unify the latter’s claim to the Florida Heavyweight Title with his own (2-0)
(Kozak pinned Malenko for the first fall in 12-minutes, Kozak won the second by countout
when Malenko was battling Johnny Valentine) … The Masked Gladiator b. Don Curtis
(Curtis was a substitute for Jack Brisco, who was ill with the flu) … Sam Steamboat b.
Edouardo Perez (DQ) … Sherry Lee and Bonnie Watson drew … (promoter:  Cowboy
Luttrall)




Research by Tim Hornbaker
November 3, 2010
Tampa Wrestling Results - 1968