On Tuesday, January 3, 1961, “Wrestling Reported by Ray Morgan” was on WTTG
(channel 5) from 7:30-9:15.

Washington D.C.:  Thursday, January 12, 1961
(Capitol Arena) … Eddie Graham vs. Sandor Kovacs … The Bavarian Boys vs. The
Crusher and Hans Schmidt … (promoter:  Vincent McMahon)

Washington D.C.:  Monday, January 23, 1961
(Uline Arena) … Eddie Graham and Buddy Rogers vs. Sweet Daddy Siki and Bearcat
Wright (special referee:  Jersey Joe Walcott) … Tiny Bell and Maurice Semard vs. Pee
Wee Lopez and Farmer McCruder … (promoter:  Vincent McMahon)


Washington D.C.:  Thursday, February 9, 1961
(Capitol Arena) … The Crusher vs. Johnny Valentine … Don Curtis and Mark Lewin vs.
The Bat and Miguel Torres … Vic Christy vs. Hans Schmidt … Tony Altimore vs. Chief Big
Eagle … Taro Sakuro vs. Arnold Skoaland … Abe Jacobs vs. Karl Von Hess …
(promoter:  Vincent McMahon)

Washington D.C.:  Thursday, February 16, 1961
(Capitol Arena) … The Crusher vs. Johnny Valentine … The Fabulous Kangaroos (Al
Costello and Roy Heffernan) vs. Vic Christy and Arnold Skoaland …Chief Big Eagle vs.
Herb Larson … Abe Jacobs vs. Taro Sakuro … The Brute vs. Pierre LaSalle … Vicente
Adonis vs. Tony Altimore … Lou Albano vs. Dick Steinborn … (promoter:  Vincent
McMahon)

Washington D.C.:  Monday, February 20, 1961
(Uline Arena) … Sweet Daddy Siki and Sailor Art Thomas b. Eddie Graham and Buddy
Rogers (2/3) … Johnny Valentine b. Taro Sakuro … The Brute b. Sandor Kovacs …
Angelo Poffo b. Abe Jacobs … The Crusher and Dick Steinborn drew … Ethel Johnson
won a five-girl battle royal … Don Curtis and Mark Lewin b. Herb Larson and Karl Von
Hess (2-0) … (promoter:  Vincent McMahon) … (6,000 fans)

Washington D.C.:  Thursday, February 23, 1961
(Capitol Arena) … Billy Darnell vs. Buddy Rogers … Don Curtis and Mark Lewin vs. Eddie
Graham and Hans Schmidt … The Fabulous Kangaroos (Al Costello and Roy Heffernan)
vs. Abe Jacobs and Sam Rodriguez … Vittorio “Argentina” Apollo vs. Red Grupe … The
Great Poffo vs. Sandor Kovacs … Miguel Torres vs. Johnny Valentine … (promoter:  
Vincent McMahon)

Washington D.C.:  Thursday, March 2, 1961
(Capitol Arena) ... The Fabulous Kangaroos (Al Costello and Roy Heffernan) vs. Don
Curtis and Mark Lewin ... Argentina Apollo vs. Swede Hanson ... NWA World Heavyweight
Champion Pat O’Connor vs. Miguel Torres ... Tito Carreon vs. The Great Poffo ... The
Brute vs. Arnold Skoaland ... Abe Jacobs vs. Red Grupe ... Sandor Kovacs vs. Taro
Sakuro ... (promoter:  Vincent McMahon)

Washington D.C.:  Monday, March 13, 1961
(Uline Arena) … United States Tag Team Champions The Fabulous Kangaroos (Al
Costello and Roy Heffernan) vs. Sweet Daddy Siki and Sailor Art Thomas … Eddie
Graham and Hans Schmidt vs. Don Curtis and Mark Lewin … The Bastien Brothers (Lou
and Red Bastien) vs. Fred Atkins and Angelo Poffo … Billy Darnell vs. Buddy Rogers …
Argentina Apollo vs. Taro Sakuro … Johnny Valentine vs. Karl Von Hess … Harold
Sasaki vs. Dick Steinborn … (promoter:  Vincent McMahon)

Washington D.C.:  Thursday, March 23, 1961
(Capitol Arena) … The Fabulous Kangaroos (Al Costello and Roy Heffernan) vs. Billy
Darnell and Johnny Valentine … Don Curtis and Mark Lewin vs. Taro Sakuro and Haruo
Sasaki … Abe Jacobs vs. Dick Steinborn … Herb Larson vs. Sandor Kovacs … Red
Grupe vs. Arnold Skoaland … (promoter:  Vincent McMahon)

Washington D.C.:  Thursday, March 30, 1961
(Capitol Arena) … The Fabulous Kangaroos (Al Costello and Roy Heffernan) vs. Billy
Darnell and Johnny Valentine … Don Curtis and Mark Lewin vs. Swede Hanson and Herb
Larson … Sandor Kovacs vs. Joe Pizza … Red Grupe vs. Dick Steinborn … Argentine
Apollo vs. Arnold Skoaland … (promoter:  Vincent McMahon)

Washington D.C.:  Monday, April 3, 1961
(Uline Arena) … Sweet Daddy Siki and Sailor Art Thomas b. Buddy Rogers and Hans
Schmidt by DQ (2/3) … Billy Darnell and Johnny Valentine vs. Taro Sakuro and Haruo
Sasaki … Farmer McCruder and Pee Wee Lopez vs. Tiny Bell and Marcelle Semard …
Abe Jacobs vs. Bob Orton … Sandor Kovacs vs. Joe Pizza … Red Grupe vs. Dick
Steinborn … (promoter:  Vincent McMahon) … (5,400 fans)

Washington D.C.:  Thursday, April 6, 1961
(Capitol Arena) … The Fabulous Kangaroos (Al Costello and Roy Heffernan) vs.
Argentina Apollo and Johnny Valentine … Herb Larson vs. Jerry London … Sandor
Kovacs vs. Bob Orton … Billy Darnell vs. Red Grupe … Swede Hanson vs. Dick
Steinborn … Abe Jacobs vs. Larry Simon … (promoter:  Vincent McMahon)

Washington D.C.:  Thursday, April 13, 1961
(Capitol Arena) … Primo Carnera and Johnny Valentine vs. Taro Sakuro and Haruo
Susaki … Bob Orton and Buddy Rogers vs. Mr. Puerto Rico and Pete Sanchez … Jerry
London vs. Arnold Skoaland … Herb Larson vs. Dick Steinborn … Red Grupe vs. Abe
Jacobs … (promoter:  Vincent McMahon)

Washington D.C.:  Thursday, April 27, 1961
(Capitol Arena) … The Fabulous Kangaroos (Al Costello and Roy Heffernan) vs. Taro
Sakaro and Haruo Sasaki … Red Grupe and Karl Von Hess vs. Dick Steinborn and
Johnny Valentine … Billy Darnell vs. Larry Simon … Pablo Itrubi vs. Herb Larson … Jean
Baillargeon vs. Abe Jacobs … Sandor Kovacs vs. Bob “Wildcat” Orton … (promoter:  
Vincent McMahon)

Washington D.C.:  Thursday, May 4, 1961
(Capitol Arena) … Fran Gravett vs. Slave Girl Moolah … Argentina Apollo and Johnny
Valentine vs. Swede Hanson and Herb Larson … Bob Orton and Buddy Rogers vs. Jerry
London and Mr. Puerto Rico … The Angel vs. Miguel Torres … Bill Dromo vs. Abe
Jacobs … Juan Sebastian vs. Arnold Skoaland … (promoter:  Vincent McMahon)

Washington D.C.:  Monday, May 8, 1961
(Uline Arena) … The Fabulous Kangaroos (Al Costello and Roy Heffernan) and “Wild”
Red Berry vs. Sweet Daddy Siki, Sailor Art Thomas and Johnny Valentine … Bob Orton
and Buddy Rogers vs. Billy Darnell and Dick Steinborn … The Angel vs. Sandor Kovacs
… Fred Atkins vs. Pablo Iturbi … El Diablo Sebastian vs. Billy Zbyszko … Jerry London
vs. Larry Simon … (promoter:  Vincent McMahon)





Washington D.C.:  Monday, November 27, 1961
(Washington Coliseum) … NWA World Heavyweight Champion Buddy Rogers vs. Bearcat
Wright … The Fabulous Kangaroos (Al Costello and Roy Heffernan) vs. The Angel and
Billy Darnell … Sweet Daddy Siki and Johnny Valentine vs. The Great Togo and Mr. Sato
… Lou Albano vs. Don Curtis … Tony Altimore vs. Jollie Charlie … Baba the Giant vs.
Man Mountain Campbell … Swede Hanson vs. The Mighty Atlas … Carlos Milano vs.
Tommy O’Toole … (promoter:  Vincent McMahon)
Note:  Rogers suffered a broken arm reportedly before the match started.

Washington D.C.:  Monday, December 25, 1961
(Washington Coliseum) … Sweet Daddy Siki, Art Thomas, and Bearcat Wright vs. The
Fabulous Kangaroos (Al Costello and Roy Heffernan) and Baba the Giant (Shohei Baba)
… The Brown Panther and Pedro Lopez vs. Billy the Kid and Sky Low Low … Argentina
Apollo vs. Mr. Sato … Red Bastien vs. Don Curtis … Danny Ferrazo vs. Kostas
Pappalazaros … (promoter:  Vincent McMahon)







Research by Tim Hornbaker
November 6, 2010
Washington, D.C. Wrestling Results - 1961