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February 21, 1951 in Dover, OH
Memorial Hall drawing 2,000
  1. Nature Boy vs. Paul Balderdon.

  2. Mae Weston vs. Joyce Ford.

  3. MWA Junior heavyweight Champ Jackie Nichols vs. Chief Lone Eagle in three falls.
Note: This was a charity show to raise funds for the police department.

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On March 5, 1951 the Canton City Council voted
to create a boxing and wrestling commission.










April 16, 1951 in Dover, OH
Memorial Hall drawing ???
  1. Millie Stafford vs. Mars Bennett.

  2. Cora Combs vs. Beverly Lehmer.

  3. Frankie Talaber vs. Lone Eagle in three falls.

  4. Winners of women's matches vs. losers.
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October 30, 1951 in Canton, OH
Memorial Auditorium drawing 4,300 ($6,464)
  1. Joe Scarpello pinned Jack Vanskey (23:52).

  2. Donna Dieckman beat Theresa Theis (18:33).

  3. Al Cortez beat Marvin Mercer in three falls.
    • Cortez beat Mercer.
    • Mercer beat Cortez.
    • Mercer beat Cortez.

  4. Don Eagle beat Frankie Talaber in three falls.
    • Eagle pinned Talaber (11:02).
    • Talaber pinned Eagle (16:54).
    • Eagle beat Talaber (17:51).
Note: This was the first wrestling show held in the recently opened Memorial Auditorium. Vince Risko and Fred Rini were the promoters.

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November 1951 in Dover, OH
Memorial Hall drawing ???
  1. Dotty Dotson & Lorian Johnson vs. Adele Antone & Carol Carota.
Note: This show was promoted by Tim Nolan.

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November 6, 1951 in Canton, OH
Memorial Auditorium drawing 1,122
  1. Ali Pasha beat Joe Wolfe (16:58).

  2. Bill Miller beat Paul Orth in two straight falls.
    • Miller pinned Orth (11:42).
    • Orth was DQed.

  3. Jackie Nichols pinned Tony Sinatra (25:59).

  4. Ruffy Silverstein beat Marvin Mercer (60:00) in three falls.
    • Silverstein pinned Mercer (25:04).
    • The time limit expired (60:00).
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November 20, 1951 in Canton, OH
Memorial Auditorium drawing 1,441
  1. Joe Scarpello beat Al Cortez.

  2. Thelma Johnson beat Dotty Dotson.

  3. Tommy O'Toole beat Al Tucker.

  4. Buddy Rogers beat Jackie Nichols (47:21) in three falls.
    • Rogers beat Nichols (11:31).
    • Nichols beat Rogers (27:07).
    • Rogers beat Nichols (47:21).
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December 4, 1951 in Canton, OH
Memorial Auditorium drawing ???
  1. Bill Miller pinned Pierre LaSalle (15:14).

  2. Cora Combs pinned Mars Bennett (14:44).

  3. Frankie Talaber drew Joe Scarpello.

  4. Don Eagle beat Johnny Valentine in three falls.
    • Valentine beat Eagle (10:41).
    • Valentine was counted out.
    • Eagle pinned Valentine.
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December 4, 1951 in Massillon, OH
American Legion drawing 150
  1. The Masked Falcon beat Tugger Zeke in three falls.
    • Zeke beat Falcon.
    • Falcon beat Zeke.
    • Falcon beat Zeke.

  2. Tony Valente vs. Rip Hawk (24:00) in three falls.

  3. Ed Gordinia vs. Logger Larson (33:00) in three falls.
    • Larson beat Gordinia.
    • Gordinia beat Larson.
    • Gordinia beat Larson.
Note: George Beloff was the promoter.

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December 13, 1951 in Canton, OH
Memorial Auditorium drawing 1,000
  1. Hans Kampfer beat Tony Galento (16:03) via DQ.

  2. Benito Gardini NC Bob Riker.

  3. Abe Coleman & Bill Kern beat Mr. Americus (Wally Dern) & Tarzan the Lion Man.
    • Americus & Tarzan were DQed.
    • Americus pinned Kern.
    • Coleman pinned Americus.
Note: This show was promoted by Frank Masterana.

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December 18, 1951 in Canton, OH
Memorial Auditorium drawing 851 ($2,432)
  1. Johnny Moskal pinned Bill Zim.

  2. Bill Miller & Joe Scarpello beat Pierre LaSalle & Al Tucker in three falls.
    • LaSalle & Tucker were DQed for the third fall.

  3. Jackie Nichols drew Marvin Mercer (45:00).

  4. Buddy Rogers NC Ruffy Silverstein in three falls.
    • Both were counted out for the third fall.
Note: This show was promoted by Risko & Rini as a benefit for the Smithville Boys Village and was to be attended by the Lt. Governor, County Sheriff, Ohio Democratic Chairman, and the mayors of Cleveland, Canton, Alliance, and Massillon. Due to bad weather, the attendance was down and the promoters were heavily criticized for so little money going to the charity.

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December 27, 1951 in Canton, OH
Memorial Auditorium drawing ???
  1. Tom Thumb drew Tuffy McCrea (30:00).

  2. Bob Riker beat Chief Little Fox (36:40) in three falls.
    • Fox beat Riker (22:17).
    • Riker beat Fox (24:07).
    • Riker beat Fox (36:40).

  3. Blondie Samuels & Mr. Americus beat Abe Coleman & Hans Kampfer.
Note: This show was promoted by Frank Masterana.

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