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On January 3, 1952 It was announced that the promotional partnership
between Vince Risko (Pelkowski) and Fred Rini had ended. Risko would
continue as the main Canton wrestling promoter until the late 1970s.










January 8, 1952 in Canton, OH
Memorial Auditorium drawing 2,205
  1. Frankie Talaber beat Danny Farazzo.

  2. Adella Antone beat Betty Hawkins.

  3. Sailie Hallasie & Irish Jackie beat Lou Darling & Sky Low Low in three falls.

  4. Buddy Rogers NC Ruffy Silverstein in three falls.
    • Rogers pinned Silverstein.
    • Silverstein beat Rogers.
    • The third fall ended in a no contest when the referee was knocked out.
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January 22, 1952 in Canton, OH
Memorial Auditorium drawing 1,026
  1. Ed Francis pinned Larry Kasaboski (19:08).

  2. Rocco Coloumbo beat Roy Shire (21:05) via DQ.

  3. Donna Livingston (maybe Dieckman) & Violet Viann beat Jean Kennedy & Terry Majors in three falls.

  4. Marvin Mercer drew Joe Scarpello (60:00) in three falls.
    • Mercer pinned Scarpello (24:58).
    • Scarpello pinned Mercer (50:25).
    • The time limit expired (60:00).
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February 11, 1952 in Canton, OH
Memorial Auditorium drawing 3,161 ($5,153)
  1. Joe Scarpello beat Speedy LaRance.

  2. George Drake beat Jackie Nichols via decision.

  3. Lorain Johnson & Lynn Livingston beat Ella Wladek & Dottie Dotson in three falls.
    • Waldek & Dotson beat Johnson & Livingston.
    • Johnson & Livingston beat Waldek & Dotson.
    • Johnson & Livingston beat Waldek & Dotson.

  4. Buddy Rogers NC Ruffy Silverstein in three falls.
    • Rogers pinned Silverstein (31:00).
    • Silverstein beat Rogers (36:00).
    • Rogers DKO Silverstein.
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March 11, 1952 in Canton, OH
Memorial Auditorium drawing 2,450
  1. Rocco Columbo pinned Al Cortez (20:37).

  2. Bill Miller beat Count Von Schuber (30:00) via decision.

  3. Lorraine Johnson & Joann Mullineaux beat Theresa Theis & Mary Jane Mull in three falls.
    • Theis & Mull beat Johnson & Mullineaux.
    • Johnson & Mullineaux beat Theis & Mull via pinfall.
    • Johnson & Mullineaux beat Theis & Mull via pinfall.

  4. Buddy Rogers beat Frankie Talaber & Johnny Valentine in a "handicap" match in two straight falls.
    • Rogers pinned Talaber (10:31).
    • Talaber & Valentine were DQed.
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April 1, 1952 in Canton, OH
Memorial Auditorium drawing 1,300
  1. Larry Shane (maybe Chene) beat Lou Britton.

  2. Carol Cook beat Marge (maybe Mars) Bennett.

  3. Sonny Cassidy & Lou Darling beat Sky Low Low & Victorio Gonzales in three falls.
    • Low Low & Gonzales beat Cassidy & Darling.
    • Cassidy & Darling beat Low Low & Gonzales via pinfall.
    • Cassidy & Darling beat Low Low & Gonzales via pinfall.

  4. Buddy Rogers beat Johnny Valentine (20:16) in two straight falls.
    • Rogers pinned Valentine (19:58).
    • Rogers pinned Valentine (20:16).
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April 22, 1952 in Canton, OH
Memorial Auditorium drawing 1,849
  1. Joe Scarpello pinned Bob Wallace (25:16).

  2. Frankie Talaber pinned Kola Kwariani (12:33).

  3. Sallie Halasie & Little Beaver beat Fuzzy Cupid & Irish Jackie in three falls.
    • Cupid & Jackie beat Halasie & Beaver.
    • Halasie & Beaver beat Cupid & Jackie via pinfall.
    • Halasie & Beaver beat Cupid & Jackie via pinfall.

  4. Antonino Rocca beat Marvin Mercer (21:01) in two straight falls.
    • Rocca forced Mercer to submit (17:02).
    • Rocca pinned Mercer (21:01).
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May 14, 1952 in Millersburg, OH
Millersburg High School drawing ???
  1. Women's tag team match with Nell Stewart, Millie Stafford, Betty Hawkins, and Jean Kennedy.

  2. Marvin Mercer vs. Rocco Columbo.
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June 16, 1952 in Canton, OH
Memorial Auditorium drawing 762
  1. Dutch Howlett drew Jay Roberts.

  2. Luther Lindsay beat Speedy LaRance via DQ.

  3. Joe Scarpello beat Ali Pasha via DQ.

  4. Buddy Rogers beat Lord Blears (32:20) in two straight falls.
    • Rogers forced Blears to submit (7:20).
    • Rogers beat Blears (32:20).
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July 16, 1952 in Carrollton, OH
County Fairgrounds drawing ???
  1. Don Arnold vs. Goon Henry.

  2. Jackie Nichols vs. Ali Pasha.

  3. Buddy Rogers vs. Frankie Talaber.
Note: The Carrollton shows were promoted by Vince Risko, Dan Carbone, & Denny Dever.

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August 15, 1952 in Carrollton, OH
County Fairgrounds drawing ???
  1. Match results unavailable.
Note: This card was postponed from August 9 due to rain.

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October 28, 1952 in Canton, OH
Memorial Auditorium drawing 1,787
  1. Nick Robert drew Tommy O'Toole (30:00).

  2. Violet Viann pinned Mars Bennett.

  3. Bob Geigel beat Donn Lewin via DQ.

  4. Buddy Rogers beat Ed Francis via DQ.
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November 22, 1952 in Canton, OH
Memorial Auditorium drawing 2,200
  1. Kathleen Wembley beat Betty White.

  2. Donn Lewin & Marco Polo beat ??? & ???.

  3. Ed Francis beat Johnny Rougeau in two straight falls.

  4. Baron Leone beat. George Drake in two straight falls.
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December 13, 1952 in Canton, OH
Memorial Auditorium drawing 3,122
  1. Marco Polo beat Benny Truddel.

  2. Ethel Johnson beat Babs Wingo.

  3. Donna Dieckman & Violet Viann beat Joan Malino & Francis Minor.

  4. Bob Geigel beat Donn Lewin in two straight falls.

  5. Buddy Rogers NC Ed Francis.
Note: Earlier in the day, Buddy Rogers appeared on a local radio show hosted by Ernie Roth (later known as The Grand Wizard).