St. Louis Wrestling Results: 1965

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(Credit for the following results go to numerous sources, including, but not limited to, Larry Matysik, Jim Zordani, and various news clippings)

St. Louis Wrestling Results 1965

Promoting the Area of: St. Louis, MO
Affiliation: NWA
Promoter: Sam Muchnick

 

1/1/65 – Kiel Auditorium (Attendance: 12,149 sellout)
Pat O’Connor and Fritz Von Erich won a handicap tag bout from Gene Kiniski when O’Connor pinned Kiniski. Whipper Billy Watson was the special referee. Kiniski and Von Erich had a pull-apart brawl after the match.
Betty Nicoli, Joann Phillips and Jean Antone defeated Sherri Lee, Mae Goodson and Kay Noble. 1-Phillips defeated Lee. 2-Nicoli defeated Lee.
Wilbur Snyder defeated Ralph Bartleman
Dick the Bruiser and Bobby Graham draw Johnny Valentine and John Paul Henning. 1-Bruiser defeated Henning. 2-Henning defeated Graham. 30-minute limit expired.
Lorenzo Parente defeated Dan Plechas
Ronnie Etchison defeated Joe Tomassso
Ray Gordon draw Johnny Kace

1/2/65 – “Wrestling at the Chase” (show still 90 minutes and telecast Saturday at 8:30 p.m., repeated Sunday at 3pm)
Lorenzo Parente defeated Johnny Kace
Bobby Graham defeated Guy Mitchell
Dan Plechas won 2/3 falls over Chuck Bowman
Johnny Valentine defeated Ralph Bartleman
Ray Gordon draw Roger Kirby

1/9/65 – “Wrestling at the Chase”
Wilbur Snyder defeated Joe Tomasso
Betty Nicoli defeated Kay Noble
Fritz Von Erich defeated Ray Gordon
Dick the Bruiser defeated Lorenzo Parente
Johnny Kace and Angelo Poffo draw

1/15/65 – Kiel Auditorium (Attendance: 6320)
Fritz Von Erich defeated Gene Kiniski
Dick the Bruiser defeated Wilbur Snyder
Moose Evans and Johnny Valentine defeated Angelo Poffo (sub for Bill Miller) and Bobby Graham. 1-Valentine defeated Graham. 2-Graham defeated Valentine. 3-Evans defeated Poffo.
Ilio DiPaolo defeated Dan Plechas
Joe Blanchard draw Ray Gordon
Lorenzo Parente defeated Johnny Ramirez

1/16/65 – “Wrestling at the Chase”
Bob Geigel defeated Guy Mitchell
Ray Gordon draw Johnny Kace
Ilio DiPaolo defeated Bob Clark
Lorenzo Parente and Joe Tangaro defeated Dan Plechas and Ralph Bartleman. 1-Plechas defeated Tangaro. 2-Tangaro won via DQ. 3-Tangaro defeated Bartleman.

1/23/65 – “Wrestling at the Chase”
Bobby Graham and Moose Evans draw
Ilio DiPaolo defeated Joe Tomasso
Pat O’Connor defeated Dan Plechas
Bob Geigel won 2/3 falls over Joe Blanchard

1/30/65 – “Wrestling at the Chase”
Mark Starr draw Guy Mitchell
Joe Blanchard defeated Joe Tomasso
NWA Champion Lou Thesz defeated Bob Geigel
Johnny Valentine won two straight falls from Gene Anderson
Joe Tangaro defeated Jim Grabmire (previously billed as “Hans”)

2/5/65 – Kiel Auditorium (Attendance: 12,186 sellout)
NWA Champion Lou Thesz defeated Pat O’Connor, taking the only fall of the one-hour match after 54:58. After this bout, the NWA ruled that if O’Connor had won the only fall within the time limit, he would have taken the title. Some time later, however, the rule was changed so that the challenger had to win two falls, and the deciding fall not by disqualification or count out, to get the championship. In a one-fall title duel, of course, the challenger could not earn the crown if he won by either disqualification or count-out.
Ilio DiPaolo defeated Bobby Graham
Gene Kiniski defeated Moose Evans
John Paul Henning and Dick the Bruiser both counted out outside the ring
Dory Funk Jr. and Joe Tangaro defeated Bob Geigel and Dan Plechas. 1-Plechas beat Tangaro. 2-Tangaro defeated Geigel. 3-Funk defeated Plechas.
Guy Mitchell draw Ralph Bartleman

2/6/65 – “Wrestling at the Chase”
Dory Funk Jr. defeated Mark Starr
Dan Plechas and Joe Tangaro draw
Moose Evans won two straight falls from Harry Madison
Ralph Bartleman won two of three falls from Steve Bolus
Rocky Hamilton defeated Johnny Ramirez

2/13/65 – “Wrestling at the Chase”
Harry Madison defeated Dan Plechas
Dick the Bruiser defeated Bob Clark
Pat O’Connor and Fritz Von Erich draw. 1-O’Connor won. 2-Von Erich won. Time expired during third fall.
Bobby Graham and Bob Geigel defeated Joe Tangaro and Guy Mitchell. 1-Tangaro beat Graham. 2-Geigel defeated Tangaro. 3-Graham defeated Mitchell.

2/19/65 – Kiel Auditorium (Attendance: 7685)
Fritz Von Erich defeated Johnny Valentine
Gene Kiniski defeated Ilio DiPaolo
Pat O’Connor and John Paul Henning defeated Dick the Bruiser and Bobby Graham. 1-O’Connor defeated Graham via DQ. 2-O’Connor defeated Bruiser after he was accidentally hit by Graham.
Taro Myaki draw Wilbur Snyder
Moose Evans defeated Ralph Bartleman
Angelo Poffo defeated Johnny Ramirez
Dan Plechas defeated Guy Mitchell

2/20/65 – “Wrestling at the Chase”
Don Madison (originally billed as “Harry”) draw Steve Bolus
Doug Lindsey defeated Ralph Bartleman via DQ
Bob Geigel won 2/3 falls over Angelo Poffo
Ron Reed (later to be Buddy Colt in the South) and Bobby Graham draw, as each wins one fall within 25-minute limit

2/27/65 – “Wrestling at the Chase”
Rocky Hamilton defeated Bill Brown (to be billed later as Bulldog Bob Brown)
Ron Reed defeated Don Madison
Pat O’Connor won two straight falls from Dutch Savage
Bobby Graham defeated Steve Bolus
Doug Lindsay (changed spelling to “a”) draw Bob Geigel

3/5/65 – Kiel Auditorium (Attendance: 7366)
Pat O’Connor defeated Fritz Von Erich via DQ
Dick the Bruiser defeated John Paul Henning
Cora Combs defeated Dianna Lynn
Ilio DiPaolo, Wilbur Snyder and Moose Evans defeated Hans Schmidt, Bobby Graham and Taro Myaki. 1-Schmidt defeated Evans. 2-Evans defeated Myaki. 3-Snyder defeated Schmidt.
Rocky Hamilton defeated Steve Bolus
Ronnie Etchison and Angelo Poffo draw

3/6/65 – “Wrestling at the Chase”
Steve Bolus defeated Frank Altman
Pat O’Connor defeated Bobby Graham
NWA Champion Lou Thesz defeated Dick the Bruiser via DQ in a match that ended with Bruiser knocking Thesz out with a chair after he delivered an atomic drop from the apron onto Thesz who was on the floor. Bobby Bruns, Bill Longson, Joe Tangaro, Pat O’Connor and two referees restrained Bruiser, who punched Bruns and got into another brawl with O’Connor.
Joe Tangaro and Moose Evans defeated the Sheik of Araby and Rocky Hamilton. 1-Sheik defeated Tangaro. 2-Tangaro defeated Sheik. 3-Hamilton, on his own after Sheik started talking to the ceiling and left the ring, lost to Evans.
3/13/65 – “Wrestling at the Chase”
Bobby “Hercules” Graham draw Ilio DiPaolo
Fritz Von Erich defeated Moose Evans
Pat O’Connor defeated Taro Myaki
Betty Nicoli defeated Cora Combs
Wilbur Snyder draw Bob Clark

3/19/65 – Kiel Auditorium (Attendance: 7285)
Dick the Bruiser won a handicap tag bout from Pat O’Connor and John Paul Henning by pinning O’Connor.
Johnny Valentine and Ilio DiPaolo defeated Bobby “Hercules” Graham and Taro Myaki. 1-DiPaolo defeated Graham. 2-Myaki defeated DiPaolo. 3-Valentine defeated Myaki
Wilbur Snyder draw Fritz Von Erich
Gene Kiniski defeated Joe Blanchard
Tim Woods defeated Johnny Kace
Bob Clark defeated Chuck Bowman

3/20/65 – “Wrestling at the Chase”
Bob Clark defeated Steve Bolus
Wilbur Snyder defeated Bill Brown
Dick the Bruiser defeated Joe Blanchard
Johnny Valentine defeated Don Madison
Bobby “Hercules” Graham defeated Dennis Hall

3/27/65 – “Wrestling at the Chase”
Taro Myaki defeated Chuck Bowman
Tim Woods defeated Bob Clark
Ilio DiPaolo defeated Dutch Savage
Bobby “Hercules” Graham and Bob Geigel defeated Doug Lindsey and Joe Blanchard. 1-Graham defeated Blanchard. 2-Geigel defeated Lindsey.

4/3/65 – “Wrestling at the Chase”
Lorenzo Parente defeated Bill Brown
Bobby “Hercules” Graham draw Wilbur Snyder
Dick the Bruiser defeated Ron Reed
The official signing of Lou Thesz versus Dick the Bruiser happened without incident. Afterward, Thesz did a workout session with Bobby Graham, Bob Geigel and Lorenzo Parente.

4/9/65 – Arena (Attendance: 13,046)
NWA Champion Lou Thesz won 2/3 falls over Dick the Bruiser. After Bruiser won the first fall, Thesz won as Bruiser was counted out outside the ring when Thesz hit Bruiser with a series of drop kicks that knocked Bruiser over the ropes and head first into the ring bell, leaving Bruiser bloody and stunned. Thesz pinned Bruiser for the third fall. John Paul Henning, Pat O’Connor and Cowboy Bob Ellis defeated Fritz Von Erich, Hans Schmidt and Gene Kiniski. 1-Kiniski defeated O’Connor. 2-O’Connor won via DQ. 3-O’Connor defeated Schmidt while Kiniski and Von Erich got into an argument and began brawling.
Johnny Valentine defeated Bobby “Hercules” Graham
Wilbur Snyder defeated Taro Myaki
Betty Nicoli defeated Barbara Galento
Lorenzo Parente and Joe Blanchard draw
Dory Funk Sr. defeated Dutch Savage

4/10/65 – “Wrestling at the Chase”
Lorenzo Parente defeated Guy Mitchell
Bob Geigel defeated Steve Bolus
Moose Evans won 2/3 falls over Bob Clark
Johnny Valentine defeated Dutch Savage two straight falls, the first via DQ

4/17/65 – “Wrestling at the Chase”
Lorenzo Parente defeated Gene Dundee
Joe Tangaro defeated Danny Dusek
Johnny Valentine won two straight falls from Mike York (who was the brother of Jay York, known as The Alaskan)
Dick the Bruiser defeated Doug Lindsay
Lorenzo Parente defeated Andres Corea

4/23/65 – Kiel Auditorium (Attendance: 7019)
Johnny Valentine and Fritz Von Erich won an “All In” tag team match (later billed as a Texas tornado match elsewhere) over Dick the Bruiser and Gene Kiniski. 1-Von Erich won via DQ for Bruiser jumping off the top rope. 2-Bruiser defeated Valentine. 3-Valentine defeated Bruiser.
Wilbur Snyder draw Pat O’Connor, each winning one fall within the 30-minute limit
John Paul Henning defeated Bob Geigel via DQ
Bobby “Hercules” Graham defeated Joe Blanchard
Joe Tangaro defeated Dan Plechas
Lorenzo Parente defeated Roger Kirby

4/24/65 – “Wrestling at the Chase”
Lorenzo Parente defeated Don DeSoto
Johnny Valentine defeated Buddy Johnson
Gene Kiniski was set to face Nick Bockwinkel, when Kiniski was attacked right after the introductions by Fritz Von Erich, who applied the Iron Claw. Kiniski was bleeding and helped from the ring. Thus, Bockwinkel met Dan Plechas and Bockwinkel won two of three falls.
Fritz Von Erich no contest Ronnie Etchison. During the bout, Gene Kiniski attacked Von Erich, who was cut after Kiniski leaped on him from the top rope. Fritz then had to be helped to the dressing room.
Don DeSoto draw Buddy Johnson
5/1/65 – “Wrestling at the Chase”
Doug Lindsay draw Ron Reed
Joe Tangaro defeated Buddy Johnson
Gene Kiniski defeated Ken Hollis
Johnny Valentine and Nick Bockwinkel defeated Bob Geigel and Mike York. 1-Geigel beat Bockwinkel. 2-Bockwinkel defeated Geigel. 3-Valentine defeated York.
(At that start of the show on 4/24, the main events for 5/14 at Kiel Auditorium were announced as Ellis vs. Kiniski and O’Connor vs. Von Erich. After the melee involving Von Erich and Kiniski, Sam Muchnick changed the 5/14 lineup and announced on the 5/1 television program a Texas Death Match with Kiniski versus Von Erich.)

5/8/65 – “Wrestling at the Chase”
Dan Plechas defeated Don DeSoto
Mike York draw Lorenzo Parente
Fritz Von Erich defeated Joe Tangaro
Bobby “Hercules” Graham won 2/3 falls over Ron Reed

5/14/65 – Kiel Auditorium (Attendance: 12,644 sellout)
Gene Kiniski won a Texas Death Match over Fritz Von Erich
Cowboy Bob Ellis and Wilbur Snyder defeated Bob Geigel and Bobby “Hercules” Graham. 1-Ellis defeated Graham. 2-Geigel defeated Ellis. 3-Snyder defeated Geigel.
Johnny Valentine defeated Hans Schmidt
Dick the Bruiser defeated Ronnie Etchison
Pat O’Connor defeated Lorenzo Parente
Rita Cortez defeated Barbara Galento
Kit Fox defeated Roger Kirby

5/15/65 – “Wrestling at the Chase”
Dutch Savage draw Joe Tangaro
Moose Evans defeated Bob Clark
Doug Lindsay won 2/3 falls over Mike York
Lorenzo Parente draw Dutch Savage

5/22/65 – “Wrestling at the Chase”
Guy Mitchell defeated Roger Kirby
Joe Tomasso defeated Doug Kinslow
Pat O’Connor draw Mongolian Stomper, each won one fall within the 30-minute limit
NWA Champion Lou Thesz defeated Bobby “Hercules” Graham

5/29/65 – “Wrestling at the Chase”
Guy Mitchell defeated Ray Duran
Roger Kirby defeated Doug Kinslow
Bobby “Hercules” Graham defeated Moose Evans
Doug Lindsay and Joe Tangaro defeated Dutch Savage and Joe Tomasso. 1-Tomasso beat Lindsay. 2-Lindsay defeated Savage. 3-Tangaro defeated Tomasso.

6/5/65 – “Wrestling at the Chase”
Dutch Savage defeated Guy Mitchell
Rita Cortez defeated Cora Combs
NWA Champion Lou Thesz defeated Joe Tangaro
Gene Kiniski defeated Bobby “Hercules” Graham
Roger Kirby draw Ron Reed

6/12/65 – “Wrestling at the Chase”
Bobby “Hercules” Graham defeated Ken Hollis
Joe Tangaro draw Bob Geigel
Wilbur Snyder defeated Dutch Savage
Pat O’Connor defeated Mongolian Stomper via DQ
Lou Thesz did a workout with Bobby Graham, Joe Tangaro and Ronnie Etchison

6/18/65 – Kiel Auditorium (Attendance: 9510)
NWA Champion Lou Thesz defeated Gene Kiniski 2/3 falls. Kiniski won the first and Thesz the second. When Kiniski lost his temper and attacked Thesz between falls to deliver three back breakers, referee Joe Schoenberger disqualified Kiniski for the third fall before the bell actually started the fall.
Jean Antone and Rita Cortez defeated Kay Noble and Jessica Rogers. 1-Antone beat Noble. 2-Cortez defeated Rogers.
Wilbur Snyder defeated Hans Schmidt
Dory Funk Sr. and Dory Funk Jr. defeated Bobby “Hercules” Graham and Dick the Bruiser. 1-Sr. won when Bruiser was DQ’ed. 2-Graham was mad at Bruiser for the DQ, the two traded punches, Bruiser floored Graham and Sr. pinned Graham.
Joe Tangaro draw Taro Myaki
Ronnie Etchison defeated Dan Plechas

6/19/65 – “Wrestling at the Chase” (The Sunday repeat time was moved to 7 p.m. at this point)
Joe Tomasso defeated Jerry Miller
Dutch Savage defeated Ken Hollis
Ronnie Etchison draw Bobby “Hercules” Graham. Each won one fall within 30-minute limit.
Mongolian Stomper won two straight falls over Buddy Johnson

6/26/65 – “Wrestling at the Chase”
Roger Kirby defeated Jerry Miller
Joe Tomasso draw Ken Hollis
Joe Tangaro won 2/3 falls over Dan Plechas
Taro Myaki won 2/3 falls over Guy Mitchell

7/3/65 – “Wrestling at the Chase”
Johnny Valentine defeated Guy Mitchell
Joe Tangaro defeated Ken Hollis
Angelo Poffo won 2/3 falls over Roger Kirby
Wilbur Snyder won two straight falls from Joe Tomasso

7/10/65 – “Wrestling at the Chase”
Guy Mitchell and Bob Geigel draw
Joe Tomasso defeated Jerry Miller
Gene Kiniski defeated Ronnie Etchison
Angelo Poffo won 2/3 falls over Dutch Savage
Bobby Shane (this was Bob Schoenberger from St. Louis, no relation to the referee) draw Johnny Kace

7/17/65 – “Wrestling at the Chase”
Joe Tomasso draw Guy Mitchell
Dory Funk Jr. defeated Johnny Kace
Johnny Valentine defeated Dan Plechas
Wilbur Snyder and Fritz Von Erich Double DQ
Taro Myaki defeated Jerry Miller

7/24/65 – “Wrestling at the Chase”
Cora Combs defeated Jessica Rogers
Fritz Von Erich defeated Angelo Poffo
Wilbur Snyder defeated Taro Myaki
Johnny Valentine and Dory Funk Jr. were declared the winners against Dutch Savage and Dick the Bruiser. Originally, Guy Mitchell began as Valentine’s partner. 1-Bruiser defeated Mitchell. 2-Mitchell won via DQ. 3-Valentine missed a brainbuster aimed at Bruiser and knocked out Mitchell, who was helped to the dressing room while Bruiser and Savage ganged up on Valentine. Dory Funk Jr. was sent out to replace Mitchell and Funk knocked Bruiser out of the ring. Valentine then pinned Savage.
Jerry Miller draw Johnny Kace
7/31/65 – “Wrestling at the Chase”
Danny Dusek defeated Jerry Miller
Mongolian Stomper draw Ronnie Etchison
Pat O’Connor won two straight falls from Jim Wehba (who later became Skandor Akbar)
Dick the Bruiser defeated Joain Corea
Joe Tangaro draw Dan Plechas

8/7/65 – “Wrestling at the Chase”
Guy Mitchell draw Danny Dusek
Joe Tomasso defeated Dennis Hall
Wilbur Snyder defeated Tim Tyler
Gene Kiniski won two straight falls from Bob Griffin
Angelo Poffo defeated Roger Kirby

8/14/65 – “Wrestling at the Chase”
Roger Kirby defeated Jerry Miller
Guy Mitchell draw Mongolian Stomper
Dory Funk Jr. defeated Joe Tomasso
Bob Geigel and Dick the Bruiser defeated Angelo Poffo and Ronnie Etchison. 1-Geigel beat Etchison. 2-Poffo defeated Geigel. 3-Bruiser defeated Poffo.
Originally for 8/20 at Kiel Auditorium, Dick the Bruiser was to face Dory Funk Sr. and Dory Funk Jr. in a handicap match, having to win one fall from each man or forfeit the decision. Dory Sr., however, was injured in an auto accident so the match was changed to Bruiser having to win two straight falls from Dory Jr. or forfeiting. Dory Sr. was announced as being at ringside to second his son.

8/20/65 – Kiel Auditorium (Attendance: 9108)
Dory Funk Jr. won the handicap match from Dick the Bruiser, who won the first fall. But Dory Jr. won the second fall, pinning Bruiser after he was distracted arguing with Dory Sr.
Fritz Von Erich defeated Wilbur Snyder via DQ
John Paul Henning draw Gene Kiniski
Ronnie Etchison and Pat O’Connor defeated Mongolian Stomper and Hans Schmidt. 1-Etchison defeated Schmidt. 2-Stomper defeated Etchison. 3-O’Connor defeated Stomper.
Bob Geigel draw Angelo Poffo
Guy Mitchell defeated Joe Tomasso

8/21/65 – “Wrestling at the Chase”
Corsica Joe defeated Bob Hamby
Lorenzo Parente defeated Danny Dusek
Hans Schmidt won 2/3 falls over Guy Mitchell
Gene Kiniski defeated Tarzan Baxter
Jim Wehba defeated Johnny Ramirez

8/28/65 – “Wrestling at the Chase”
Lorenzo Parente defeated Bill Brown
Dory Funk Jr. defeated Corsica Joe
John Paul Henning won two straight falls from Jim Wehba
Pat O’Connor defeated Ronnie Etchison
Jerry Miller and Duane Peale draw

9/4/65 – “Wrestling at the Chase”
Jim Wehba defeated Jerry Miller
Wilbur Snyder defeated Hans Grabmire
Dory Funk Jr. defeated Roger Kirby
John Paul Henning draw Gene Kiniski in a Texas Death Match that had a 30-minute limit due to television. Each won two falls before time ran out.
Angelo Poffo defeated Danny Dusek

9/10/65 – Kiel Auditorium (Attendance: 6765)
Wilbur Snyder defeated Fritz Von Erich
Dory Funk Jr., John Paul Henning and Pat O’Connor defeated Bob Geigel, Mongolian Stomper and Dick the Bruiser. 1-Stomper defeated O’Connor. 2-O’Connor defeated Stomper. 3-Henning defeated Geigel.
Bette Boucher defeated Dorothy Carter
Corsica Joe draw Angelo Poffo
Jim Wehba defeated Danny Dusek
Lorenzo Parente defeated Hans “Jim” Grabmire

9/11/65 – “Wrestling at the Chase”
Lorenzo Parente draw Roger Kirby
Dory Funk Jr. defeated Jim Wehba
Dorothy Carter defeated Betty Nicoli
John Paul Henning defeated Corsica Joe
Gene Kiniski defeated Angelo Poffo

9/18/65 – “Wrestling at the Chase”
Chris Belkas defeated Pedro Zapata
Joe Tangaro defeated Corsica Joe via DQ
Verne Gagne defeated Alphonso Martinez
Pat O’Connor defeated Bob Raider
Jim Wehba draw Lorenzo Parente

9/24/65 – Kiel Auditorium (Attendance: 6485)
Gene Kiniski defeated John Paul Henning (Kiniski also got into brawl with Wilbur Snyder when Snyder entered the ring for his match)
Wilbur Snyder defeated Mongolian Stomper
Fritz Von Erich defeated Johnny Powers
Dick the Bruiser won a handicap tag bout from Angelo Poffo and Pat O’Connor when Bruiser defeated Poffo
Dory Funk Jr. and Joe Tangaro defeated Sheik of Araby and Moose Cholak. 1-Cholak defeated Tangaro. 2-Funk defeated Sheik via DQ. 3-Funk defeated Cholak.
Dan Plechas defeated Guy Mitchell

9/25/65 – “Wrestling at the Chase” (The Sunday repeat was moved to 2 p.m.)
Johnny Powers defeated Corsica Joe
Dory Funk Jr. defeated Bob Raider
Wilbur Snyder defeated Dan Plechas
Dick the Bruiser defeated Thor Hagen
Cowboy Bob Ellis draw Moose Cholak

10/2/65 – “Wrestling at the Chase”
Joe Tangaro defeated Tarzan Baxter
Fred Blassie defeated Len Caruso
Gene Kiniski defeated Rip (Ray) Collins
Fritz Von Erich won two straight falls from Chief Little Bear
Johnny Powers defeated Don Martin
Len Caruso defeated Tarzan Baxter, an added stand-by match

10/8/65 – Kiel Auditorium (Attendance: 6245)
Dick the Bruiser defeated Dory Funk Jr.
Johnny Powers and Fritz Von Erich were Double DQ
John Paul Henning and Pat O’Connor defeated Moose Cholak and Mongolian Stomper. 1-Henning won via DQ. 2-O’Connor defeated Stomper.
Gene Kiniski defeated Nikita Mulkovich
Joe Tangaro defeated Joe Tomasso
Angelo Poffo defeated Jim Grabmire
Dan Plechas draw Thor Hagen

10/9/65 – “Wrestling at the Chase”
Thor Hagen defeated Roger Kirby
Joe Tangaro defeated Jerry Miller
Moose Cholak defeated Jim Grabmire
Wilbur Snyder and Pat O’Connor defeated Joe Tomasso and Dan Plechas. 1-Snyder beat Tomasso. 2-Snyder defeated Plechas.
The official signing of NWA title match between Lou Thesz and Wilbur Snyder.
Followed by Thesz workout with Roger Kirby, Jerry Miller and Moose Cholak. Thesz and Cholak got into a heated argument and brief tussle during the workout.

10/16/65 – “Wrestling at the Chase”
Moose Cholak defeated Jim Wehba
Pee Wee Lopez defeated Boy Blue
Johnny Powers won two straight falls from Tor Kamata
Fritz Von Erich defeated Thor Hagen
Frank Altman draw Tony Baillergeon

10/22/65 – Kiel Auditorium (Attendance: 8365)
NWA Champion Lou Thesz won 2/3 falls over Wilbur Snyder
Johnny Powers, Dory Funk Jr. and John Paul Henning defeated Gene Kiniski, Bobby Graham and Fritz Von Erich. 1-Funk won via DQ. 2-Powers defeated Graham.
Moose Cholak draw Pat O’Connor
Mongolian Stomper defeated Angelo Poffo
Tiny Bell and Boy Blue defeated Pee Wee Lopez and Chico Santana. 1-Bell beat Santana. 2-Blue defeated Lopez.
Lorenzo Parente defeated Roger Kirby

10/23/65 – “Wrestling at the Chase”
Thor Hagen defeated Bob (Bill) Brown
Cora Combs defeated Kathy O’Brien
Fritz Von Erich won two straight falls from Tony Baillergeon
Johnny Powers defeated The Viking
Moose Cholak defeated Frank Altman

10/30/65 – “Wrestling at the Chase”
Bobby Graham, now billed mostly as Hercules Graham, defeated Gus Kalas
Johnny Powers no contest Fritz Von Erich. Originally, Von Erich was to face Lorenzo Parente until Powers got into the ring and demanded to meet Von Erich which Sam Muchnick approved. When referee Milo Occhi was injured, missing a potential pin by Powers while officials went to aid Occhi, Athletic Commissioner Charlie Pian tried to restart the match but the entire battle got out of hand and was ruled no contest.
Dory Funk Sr. and Dory Funk Jr. defeated Joe Tomasso and the Black Shadow. 1-Shadow won via DQ when the Funks were disqualified for pulling off Shadow’s mask. Shadow was Johnny Long. 2-Sr. defeated Tomasso. 3-Jr. defeated Long.
Lorenzo Parente defeated Jim Wehba
(Larry’s thoughts… Many observers felt that the trend of making a match for a television show like Raw was so new and inventive. Granted, today’s creative team probably had no idea that this had been done before, but scanning through the St. Louis results will demonstrate a few moments when Muchnick changed or made a match on TV to further an angle. Because it was not over done, it meant something when it happened and usually led to a big gate. In fact, some of the 90-minute programs and usage of mid-level talent against stars very much resembles what happened on WWE television at times in the 2000s.)

11/5/65 – Kiel Auditorium (Attendance: 6989)
Pat O’Connor defeated Moose Cholak
Dick the Bruiser won a handicap match from Dory Funk Sr. and Jr. 1-Bruiser beat Sr., whipping Sr. into Jr. when Jr. got on the apron to urge his father on. 2-Bruiser defeated Jr. via DQ when Jr. hit Bruiser over the head with a chair.
Wilbur Snyder defeated Mongolian Stomper
Gene Kiniski and Bobby “Hercules” Graham defeated Joe Tangaro and Bobby Managoff. 1-Graham defeated Managoff. 2-Managoff defeated Graham. 3-Kiniski defeated Tangaro.
As Wilbur Snyder entered ring for his bout with Stomper, Kiniski also attacked Snyder.
Sonny Myers defeated Corsica Joe
Angelo Poffo defeated Francisco Rios

11/6/65 – “Wrestling at the Chase”
Moose Cholak defeated Kenny Mack
Bobby Managoff defeated Johnny Long
Dick the Bruiser won two straight falls from Francisco Rios
Gene Kiniski defeated Gus Kalas
Hercules Graham defeated Paul Rica

11/13/65 – “Wrestling at the Chase”
Cowboy Bill Watts draw Hercules Graham
Rita Cortez and Cora Combs defeated Kathy O’Brien and Jessica Rogers. 1-Rogers beat Combs. 2-Combs defeated O’Brien. 3-Cortez defeated Rogers.
Fritz Von Erich defeated Angelo Poffo
Johnny Powers defeated Lee Henning

11/19/65 – Kiel Auditorium (Attendance: 10,106)
Pat O’Connor defeated Dick the Bruiser
Fritz Von Erich won a Texas Death Match by defeating Johnny Powers
Gene Kiniski and Hercules Graham defeated Sonny Myers and Bobby Managoff. 1-Myers defeated Graham. 2-Kiniski defeated Managoff via DQ. 3-Kiniski defeated Myers.
Cowboy Bill Watts defeated Johnny Long
Angelo Poffo draw Moose Cholak
Thor Hagen defeated Joe Tomasso

11/20/65 – “Wrestling at the Chase”
Bob Brown defeated Chris Belkas
Pat O’Connor, Guy Mitchell and Thor Hagen defeated Joe Tomasso, Hercules Graham and Gene Kiniski. 1-O’Connor defeated Graham. 2-Graham defeated Mitchell. 3-O’Connor beat Tomasso.
Joe Tangaro draw Lee Henning
Cowboy Bill Watts defeated Joe Tomasso

11/27/65 – “Wrestling at the Chase”
Lee Henning draw Gus Kalas
Victor Rivera defeated Danny Dusek
Cowboy Bill Watts defeated Tor Kamata two straight falls when Kamata could not answer the bell for the second fall
Hercules Graham defeated Dale Bennett
Ray Gordon defeated Frank Altman

12/3/65 – Kiel Auditorium (Attendance: 8698) (A “Super Spectacular” to celebrate Sam Muchnick’s 20 anniversary as promoter)
Gene Kiniski defeated Pat O’Connor
Fritz Von Erich defeated Cowboy Bill Watts
Judy Grable, Cora Combs and Betty White defeated Mae Goodson, Jessica Rogers and Kathy O’Brien. 1-O’Brien defeated Combs. 2-Combs defeated Rogers. 3-Grable defeated Goodson.
Dick the Bruiser and Bobby Managoff both counted out outside the ring
Dory Funk Sr. and Dory Funk Jr. defeated Hercules Graham and Lee “Bulldog” Henning. 1-Sr. won via DQ. 2-Jr. defeated Henning.
Moose Cholak defeated Gus Kalas
Corsica Joe defeated Chief Little Bear

12/4/65 – “Wrestling at the Chase”
The Viking defeated Gus Kalas
Victor Rivera defeated Bulldog Henning via DQ
Joe Tangaro draw Hercules Graham, each winning one fall within the 30-minute limit
Cowboy Bill Watts defeated Corsica Joe
Dale Bennett and Danny Dusek draw

12/11/65 – “Wrestling at the Chase”
Cowboy Bob Ellis defeated Johnny Long
Dory Funk Jr. defeated Corsica Joe
The Masked Marauders no contest against Guy Mitchell and Bobby Managoff. 1-Managoff defeated Marauder #1. 2-Marauder #2 defeated Mitchell. By this point, it was apparent that the Marauders were Gene Kiniski and Hercules Graham. 3-Mitchell could not continue, leaving Managoff on his own. NWA Champion Lou Thesz, on hand for a match against Ray Gordon, rushed in to aid Managoff. Thesz pitched Marauder #1 over the top rope and, while Managoff held Marauder #2, Thesz yanked off the mask to reveal Kiniski. Thesz then threw Kiniski over the top rope before all four began battling and the match was stopped.
Ray Gordon draw Johnny Long, who was a sub for Thesz

12/18/65 – “Wrestling at the Chase”
Joe Tangaro defeated Baby Blimp Harris
Cowboy Bob Ellis defeated Tamayo Sato
NWA Champion Lou Thesz won 2/3 falls over The Marauder, who unmasked as Hercules Graham. Marauder got the pin for the first fall, but Thesz took the next two falls.
Official signing of Thesz vs. Kiniski for 1/7/66 match
Dick the Bruiser defeated Don Desoto
Ray Gordon defeated Jim Wehba

12/25/65 – “Wrestling at the Chase”
Moose Cholak defeated Guy Mitchell
Hercules Graham defeated Johnny Long
Pat O’Connor defeated Ray Gordon
Cowboy Bob Ellis defeated Bulldog Henning
Angelo Poffo defeated Joe Tomasso

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