RESULTS: 1961

Promoters:
ED McLEMORE
(Dallas)
R.G. MCELYEA and possibly ELIZABETH MOORE (Fort Worth)

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1/2/61 Fort Worth
Sputnik & Jet Monroe beat Duke Keomuka & Haru Sasaki to win vacant Texas Tag Team titles
Judy Grable beat Rita Cortez
Duke Keomuka beat Sputnik Monroe DQ
Ciclon Negro beat Don Whittler
Mario Milano beat Ray Gordon

1/3/61 Dallas
Dory Dixon beat Duke Keomuka, barbed wire fence match
Maria DeLeon & Judy Grable beat Rita Cortez & Fran Gravette DQ
Ciclon Negro beat Haru Sasaki
Sputnik Monroe beat Bad Boy Hines
Jerry Kozak drew Jet Monroe

1/10/61 Dallas
Jet & Sputnik Monroe beat Dory Dixon & Pepper Gomez DQ
Judy Grable beat Rita Cortez
Hogan Wharton beat Bad Boy Hines
Tony Borne beat Jerry Kozak
Mario Milano drew Nelson Royal

1/16/61 Fort Worth
Tony Borne beat Sputnik Monroe DQ

1/17/61 Dallas (no results available)
Ciclon Negro, Dory Dixon & Pepper Gomez vs Sputnik & Jet Monroe & Tosh Togo
 Tony Borne vs Bull Curry
Don Manoukian vs Nelson Royal
Mario Milano vs Hogan Wharton

1/23/61 Fort Worth (no results available)
Texas Tag Team champions Sputnik & Jet Monroe vs Pepper Gomez & Bull Curry

1/24/61 Dallas
Danny Hodge drew Pepper Gomez, stopped by referee
Dory Dixon beat Tosh Togo
Ciclon Negro beat Tony Borne
Don Manoukian beat Mario Milano
Bull Curry DDQ Sputnik Monroe
Hogan Wharton beat Haruo Sasaki

1/30/61 Fort Worth
Pat O'Connor beat Pepper Gomez
Don Manoukian beat Hogan Wharton
Joey Atken beat Mario Milano
Alex Perez beat Haru Sasaki
Bad Boy Hines drew Jerry Kozak

1/31/61 Dallas
Benefit card for the March of Dimes, billed as a "Parade of Champions" card.
NWA World Heavyweight champion Pat O'Connor drew Dory Dixon
NWA World Junior Heavyweight champion Danny Hodge beat Jerry Kozak
Texas Tag Team champions Pepper Gomez & Hogan Wharton beat Jet & Sputnik Monroe
Texas Brass Knuckles champion Bull Curry beat Tosh Togo
Texas Heavyweight champion Don Manoukian beat Alex Perez

2/6/61 Fort Worth (no results available)
Bull Curry vs Don Manoukian
Pepper Gomez vs Tony Borne

2/7/61 Dallas
Duke Keomuka beat Dory Dixon
Ciclon Negro drew Don Manoukian
Pepper Gomez beat Tosh Togo
Bull Curry DDQ Danny McShain
Tony Borne beat Alex Perez
Sputnik Monroe beat Joey Aitken

2/13/61 Fort Worth (no results available)
Dory Dixon vs McKinley Pickens

2/14/61 Dallas
Dory Dixon beat Duke Keomuka, stopped by referee
Texas Brass Knuckles champion Bull Curry beat Danny McShain, fenced ring
Ciclon Negro, Pepper Gomez, Alex Perez & Hogan Wharton beat Tony Borne, Bad Boy Hines, Don Manoukian & Haruo Sasaki
Heruo Sasaki beat Hogan Wharton
Ciclon Negro beat Bad Boy Hines
Alex Perez beat Don Manoukian
Pepper Gomez beat Tony Borne

2/20/61 Fort Worth (no results available)
Ciclon Negro & Pepper Gomez vs Tony Borne & Don Manoukian
Dory Dixon vs Willie Love for "World Negro title"

2/21/61 Dallas
Haru Sasaki & Tosh Togo beat Dory Dixon, handicap match (Dixon failed to beat both opponents within 30 minutes)
Ciclon Negro (unmasked during match) beat Alex Perez
Pepper Gomez & Nick Kozak beat Tony Borne & Danny McShain DQ
Bull Curry beat Sputnik Monroe
Don Manoukian beat Jet Monroe

2/27/61 Fort Worth
Tony Borne beat Paul Boesch UTC, loser gets tarred and feathered (Borne also tarred and feathered by Pepper Gomez and referee Marvin Jones in post-match angle)
Don Manoukian beat Alex Perez, blood stoppage

2/28/61 Dallas
Dory Dixon beat Tosh Togo
Jerry Kozak beat Ciclon Negro, reversed decision
Don Manoukian & Danny McShain beat Pepper Gomez & Alex Perez COR
Nick Kozak beat Sputnik Monroe
Tony Borne DCOR Bull Curry

3/6/61 Fort Worth
Pepper Gomez beat Tony Borne, officiated by special masked referee (identity not revealed, but claimed by Borne to be Paul Boesch), per stipulation, if Borne wins in two straight falls, he gets additional match vs referee Marvin Jones
No result available:
Alex Perez vs Don Manoukian

3/7/61 Dallas
Nick Kozak beat Ciclon Negro DQ
Dory Dixon NCO Danny McShain
Pepper Gomez & Ham Lee drew Tony Borne & Treacherous Phillips
Bull Curry beat Alex Perez
Don Manoukian beat Joey Aitken

3/13/61 Fort Worth (no results available)
Pepper Gomez & Paul Boesch vs Tony Borne & Don Manoukian
Pepper Gomez vs Tony Borne, no time limit captain's match

3/14/61 Dallas
Dory Dixon beat Danny McShain to earn NWA World Heavyweight title match on 3/21
Ham Lee beat Tony Borne DQ
Pepper Gomez beat Bull Curry
Ciclon Negro & Treacherous Phillips beat Nick & Jerry Kozak
Jolly Charley drew Don Manoukian

3/20/61 Fort Worth
NWA World Heavyweight champion Pat O'Connor beat Don Manoukian
No results available:
World Junior Heavyweight champion Ham Lee vs Tony Borne
Pepper Gomez vs Treacherous Phillips

3/21/61 Dallas
NWA World Heavyweight champion Pat O'Connor DCOR Dory Dixon
 Nick Kozak beat Danny McShain DQ
Ham Lee beat Treacherous Phillips
Pepper Gomez DDQ Ciclon Negro
Tony Borne beat Alex Perez
Bull Curry beat Tony Barbetta

3/28/61 Dallas
Dory Dixon beat Danny McShain, fenced ring
Ciclon Negro beat Ham Lee
NWA World Junior Heavyweight champion Danny Hodge beat Don Manoukian
Pepper Gomez beat Ed Sharpe
Treacherous Phillips beat Jolly Charley

4/4/61 Dallas
NWA World Junior Heavyweight champion Danny Hodge beat Danny McShain
Nick Kozak beat Ciclon Negro
Tony Borne, Angelo Poffo & Ed Sharpe beat Torbellino Blanco, Dory Dixon & Pepper Gomez, referee's decision
Dory Dixon beat Ed Sharpe
Torbellino Blanco beat Angelo Poffo DQ
Tony Borne DDQ Pepper Gomez
Ham Lee drew Waldo Von Erich

4/11/61 Dallas
Danny Hodge beat Tony Borne
 Angelo Poffo beat Dory Dixon UTC
Torbellino Blanco drew Waldo Von Erich
Ham Lee beat Jerry Kozak
Pepper Gomez & Nick Kozak beat Danny McShain & Treacherous Phillips

4/17/61 Fort Worth (no results available)
This six-bout card consisted entirely of no-time-limit matches.

Torbellino Blanco, Pepper Gomez and Nick Kozak vs Waldo Von Erich, Angelo Poffo & Tony Borne, winning team receives $3000
Nick Kozak vs Angelo Poffo, captain's match

4/18/61 Dallas
Nick Kozak beat Danny McShain, loser leaves town
Dory Dixon & Danny Hodge beat Ciclon Negro & Angelo Poffo
Tony Borne drew Pepper Gomez
Torbellino Blanco beat Treacherous Phillips
Ham Lee beat Ed Sharpe

4/24/61 Fort Worth
NWA World Heavyweight champion Pat O'Connor beat Torbellino Blanco, Pepper Gomez in Blanco's corner
No results available:
World Tag Team champions Corsica Joe & Corsica Jean vs Pepper Gomez & Rito Romero
Corsica Joe vs Rito Romero, captain's match

4/25/61 Dallas
NWA World Heavyweight champion Pat O'Connor DCOR NWA World Junior Heavyweight champion Danny Hodge, both titles at stake
Dory Dixon & Nick Kozak beat Angelo Poffo & Waldo Von Erich
Corsica Jean drew Pepper Gomez
 Corsica Joe beat Treacherous Phillips
 Rito Romero beat Tony Borne

5/2/61 Dallas
Dory Dixon beat Angelo Poffo, reversed decision
Pepper Gomez & Rito Romero beat Corsica Joe & Corsica Jean
Torbellino Blanco drew Ciclon Negro
Waldo Von Erich beat Treacherous Phillips
Pee Wee Lopez beat Tiny Bell

5/9/61 Dallas
Rito Romero & Dory Dixon beat Angelo Poffo & Bronko Lubich, reversed decision
Pepper Gomez beat Waldo Von Erich
Nick Kozak beat Tony Borne
Frenchy Semard beat Farmer MacGruder
Torbellino Blanco drew Corsica Jean
Corsica Joe beat Ttreacherous Phillips

5/16/61 Dallas
Listed incorrectly by some sources as a Fort Worth card.

Dory Dixon beat Bronko Lubich DQ
Texas Heavyweight champion Pepper Gomez NCO Angelo Poffo (title held up)
Silento Rodriguez beat Corsica Joe
Nick Kozak & Rito Romero beat Ciclon Negro & Waldo Von Erich
Fabulous Moolah beat Judy Grable

5/22/61 Fort Worth (no results available)
Angelo Poffo vs Torbellino Blanco, Poffo's manager Bronko Lubich in strait jacket at ringside
Nick Bockwinkel & Rito Romero vs Corsica Joe & Corsica Jean

5/23/61 Dallas
Pepper Gomez beat Angelo Poffo to win held-up Texas Heavyweight title
Duke Keomuka beat Dory Dixon
Nick Bockwinkel won eight-man bettle royal
Nick Bockwinkel beat Ham Lee
Nick Kozak beat Corsica Joe DQ
Rito Romero beat Corsica Jean
Waldo Von Erich beat Tony Barbetta

5/30/61 Dallas
Duke Keomuka & Tony Martin beat Dory Dixon & Pepper Gomez
 Nick Bockwinkel beat Angelo Poffo DQ
Waldo Von Erich beat Nick Kozak
Rito Romero beat Corsica Jean
Torbellino Blanco drew Corsica Joe

6/5/61 Fort Worth
Texas Tag Team champions Bronko Lubich & Angelo Poffo NCO Pepper Gomez & Rito Romero
Judy Grable beat Jane Perez (sub for Silvia Torres)
Nick Bockwinkel beat Duke Keomuka DQ
Corsica Jean drew Hogan Wharton
Silento Rodriguez beat Treacherous Phillips

6/6/61 Dallas
Dory Dixon beat Tony Martin
Pepper Gomez beat Waldo Von Erich DQ
Nick Bockwinkel & Rito Romero beat Duke Keomuka & Angelo Poffo
Torbellino Blanco beat Treacherous Phillips
Corsica Joe beat Bobby Nichols

6/13/61 Dallas
Nick Bockwinkel, Pepper Gomez & Dory Dixon DDQ Duke Keomuka, Angelo Poffo & Waldo Von Erich
Rito Romero beat Bronko Lubich
Silento Rodriguez beat Tony Martin
Torbellino Blanco drew Corsica Jean
Corsica Joe beat Prince Meretena

6/20/61 Dallas
Nick Bockwinkel beat Duke Keomuka
Dory Dixon beat Waldo Von Erich DQ
Angelo Poffo drew Rito Romero
Tony Martin beat Hogan Wharton
Iron Mike DiBiase & Cyclops beat Pepper Gomez & Silento Rodriguez

6/27/61 Dallas
Nick Bockwinkel beat Waldo Von Erich
No results available:
Dory Dixon & Pepper Gomez vs Iron Mike DiBiase & Cyclops
Angelo Poffo vs Rito Romero
Duke Keomuka vs Bobby Nichols
Ricky Cortez vs Tony Martin

7/3/61 Fort Worth (no results available)
Duke Keomuka vs Ricky Romero, Keomuka's clawhold banned and results in $1000 fine if used)
Pepper Gomez vs Iron Mike DiBiase

7/4/61 Dallas
Nick Bockwinkel & Pepper Gomez drew Cyclops & Iron Mike DiBiase
Waldo Von Erich drew Dory Dixon
Rito Romero beat Tony Martin DQ
Duke Keomuka beat Silento Rodriguez
Gene Murphy beat Corsica Jean

7/11/61 Dallas
Iron Mike DiBiase beat Nick Bockwinkel DQ
Dory Dixon & Pepper Gomez drew Duke Keomuka & Waldo Von Erich
Rito Romero beat Cyclops
Tony Martin beat Pablo Hurbe
 Thor Hagen beat Ricky Cortez

7/17/61 Fort Worth
Rito Romero won 10-man battle royal for NWA World Title match on 7/24
Judy Grable beat Rita Cortez

7/18/61 Dallas
Nick Bockwinkel beat Iron Mike DiBiase
Dory Dixon DCOR Waldo Von Erich
Fabulous Moolah beat Judy Grable
Rito Romero beat Duke Keomuka DQ
Thor Hagen beat Cyclops
Corsica Jean drew Tony Martin

7/24/61 Fort Worth (no results available)
NWA World Heavyweight Champion Buddy Rogers vs Rito Romero
World Women's champion Fabulous Moolah vs Judy Grable

7/25/61 Dallas
NWA World Heavyweight champion Buddy Rogers beat Nick Bockwinkel
Marvin Jones beat Iron Mike DiBiase (unable to pin Jones three times within time limit)
Fabulous Moolah beat Dorothy Carter
Cyclops beat Dory Dixon
Thor Hagen beat Waldo Von Erich DQ
Ricky Cortez beat Corsica Jean

7/31/61 Fort Worth
Rito Romero beat Mike DiBiase
Dory Dixon beat Tiger Conway
Cyclops beat Thor Hagen
Tony Martin drew George Scott
Adrian Baillargeon beat Pablo Iturbi
Silento Rodriguez beat Corsica Jean

8/1/61 Dallas
Nick Bockwinkel beat Gene Murphy
Dory Dixon beat Cyclops, reversed decision
Iron Mike DiBiase beat Manuel Rocca
Adrian Baillargeon beat Waldo Von Erich DQ
Tony Martin beat Thor Hagen
 Ricky Cortez drew George Scott

8/8/61 Dallas
Iron Mike DiBiase beat Dory Dixon
Cyclops beat Nick Bockwinkel
Duke Keomuka DDQ Waldo Von Erich
George Scott beat Tony Martin DQ
Adrian Baillargeon beat Manuel Rocca

8/15/61 Dallas
Duke Keomuka beat Waldo Von Erich
Nick Bockwinkel & Dory Dixon beat Cyclops & Iron Mike DiBiase DQ
Tony Martin beat Ricky Cortez
Charley Laye drew Rito Romero
Jerry Miller drew George Scott

8/22/61 Dallas
Duke Keomuka DDQ Cyclops
Eduardo Castillo beat Mike DiBiase DQ
Dory Dixon drew Kojima Saito
Nick Bockwinkel DCOR Tony Martin
Waldo Von Erich beat Jerry Miller
Ricky Cortez beat Silento Rodriguez

8/29/61 Dallas
Cyclops & Mike DiBiase DDQ Duke Keomuka & Tony Martin
Dory Dixon drew Billy Varga
Eduardo Castillo beat Juan Sebastian
Kojima Saito beat Jerry Miller
Adrian Baillargeon beat George Scott

9/4/61 Fort Worth
Nick Bockwinkel & Lou Thesz beat Cyclops & Iron Mike DiBiase
Kojima Saito drew Billy Varga
Eduardo Castillo beat Juan Sebastian
George Scott beat Ricky Cortez
Jerry Miller beat Jim Garner

9/5/61 Dallas
Dory Dixon, Duke Keomuka & Tony Martin DDQ Iron Mike DiBiase, Waldo Von Erich & Cyclops
Lou Thesz drew Rito Romero
Nick Bockwinkel beat Billy Varga DQ
Eduardo Castillo beat Adrian Baillargeon
Kojima Saito beat George Scott

9/12/61 Dallas
Duke Keomuka & Tony Martin beat Cyclops & Iron Mike DiBiase
Dory Dixon drew Kojima Saito
Billy Varga beat Waldo Von Erich
Dick Hutton beat Charley Laye
Eduardo Castillo beat Jerry Miller

9/19/61 Dallas
Dick Hutton beat Waldo Von Erich
Dory Dixon beat Kojima Saito
Duke Keomuka & Tony Martin beat Ciclon Negro & Rito Romero
Iron Mike DiBiase beat Eduardo Castillo
Sam Steamboat beat Cyclops DQ

9/25/61 Fort Worth
Pat O'Connor beat Iron Mike DiBiase
Dick Hutton drew Duke Keomuka
Sam Steamboat beat Mighty Yankee 1 DQ
Mighty Yankee 2 beat Jerry Miller

9/26/61 Dallas
Dick Hutton DCOR Pat O'Connor
Mighty Yankees beat Tony Martin & Kojima Saito (sub for Duke Keomuka, injured in attack by Mike DiBiase)
Iron Mike DiBiase beat Haystack Muldoon
Dory Dixon beat Ciclon Negro DQ
Kojima Saito drew Sam Steamboat

10/3/61 Dallas
Iron Mike DiBiase DDQ Duke Keomuka
Dory Dixon & Pepper Gomez beat Mighty Yankees DQ
Dick Hutton beat Tony Martin
Adrian Baillargeon drew Sam Steamboat
Kojima Saito beat Jerry Miller

10/10/61 Dallas
Duke Keomuka beat Iron Mike DiBiase, three out of five falls
Mighty Yankee 2 beat Dory Dixon
Sam Steamboat beat Mighty Yankee 1 DQ
Ciclon Negro drew Johnny Kostas (sub for Dick Hutton)
Tony Martin beat Adrian Baillargeon
Karl Von Schober beat Jerry Milller

10/16/61 Fort Worth
Iron Mike DiBiase & Mighty Yankees beat Eduardo Castillo, Duke Keomuka & Johnny Kostas
Mighty Yankee 1 beat Eduardo Castillo
Iron Mike DiBiase drew Duke Keomuka
Johnny Kostas beat Mighty Yankee 2
Karl Von Schober beat Jerry Miller
Adrian Baillargeon beat Tito Kopa DQ

10/17/61 Dallas
Dory Dixon & Duke Keomuka beat Mighty Yankees
Sam Steamboat beat Charlie Laye
Iron Mike DiBiase beat Karl Von Schober
Johnny Kostas beat Tony Martin DQ
Ciclon Negro beat Adrian Baillargeon

10/24/61 Dallas
NWA World Heavyweight champion Buddy Rogers beat Dory Dixon DQ
Ciclon Negro & Duke Keomuka beat Iron Mike DiBiase & Mighty Yankee 1
Tony Martin beat Eduardo Castillo
Jerry Miller beat Sam Steamboat
Johnny Kostas drew Kojima Saito

10/31/61 Dallas
NWA World Heavyweight champion Buddy Rogers beat Duke Keomuka
Iron Mike DiBiase & Sputnik Monroe beat Mighty Yankees
Ciclon Negro drew Tony Martin
Shag Thomas beat Kojima Saito
Johnny Kostas beat Jerry Miller

11/6/61 Fort Worth
Sputnik Monroe beat Ciclon Negro DQ
Duke Keomuka beat Mighty Yankee 1

11/7/61 Dallas
Iron Mike DiBiase & Sputnik Monroe beat Shag Thomas & Duke Keomuka
Johnny Kostas beat Tony Martin DQ
Ciclon Negro beat Mighty Yankee 1
Adrian Baillargeon beat Karl Von Schober
Jerry Miller drew Bobby O'Brien

11/13/61 Fort Worth
Sputnik Monroe beat Duke Keomuka
Jack & Jim Dalton beat Johnny Kostas & Sam Steamboat
Jim Dalton beat Johnny Kostas
Jack Dalton beat Sam Steamboat

11/14/61 Dallas
Shag Thomas beat Iron Mike DiBiase DQ
 Duke Keomuka beat Johnny Kostas
Texas Heavyweight champion Sputnik Monroe beat Bobby O'Brien (sub for injured Mighty Yankee 1)
Jack & Jim Dalton beat Adrian Baillargeon & Tito Kapo
Russian Angel drew Sam Steamboat

11/21/61 Dallas
Jack & Jim Dalton beat Duke Keomuka & Shag Thomas, blood stoppage
Johnny Kostas beat Sam Steamboat
Russian Angel beat Eduardo Castillo
Pepe Gonzales beat Tony Martin
Iron Mike DiBiase drew Eric Rommel

11/28/61 Dallas
Duke Keomuka & Shag Thomas beat Jack & Jim Dalton DQ
Judy Grable beat Peggy Allen
Eric Rommel drew Russian Angel
Iron Mike DiBiase beat Pepe Gonzales
Johnny Kostas beat Sam Steamboat

12/5/61 Dallas
Iron Mike DiBiase, Duke Keomuka & Shag Thomas beat Jack & Jim Dalton & Al Galento
Eric Rommel beat Kojima Saito
Fran Gravette beat Margie Ramsey
Russian Angel beat Eduardo Castillo

12/11/61 Fort Worth
Jack Dalton beat Duke Keomuka
Eric Rommel beat Jim Dalton DQ

12/12/61 Dallas
Iron Mike DiBiase beat Jack Dalton DQ (per stipulation, DiBiase earns match with manager Al Galento if he defeats Dalton in two straight falls; Galento refuses to wrestle due to DQ in second fall)
Russian Angel beat Duke Keomuka
La Pantera drew Eric Rommel
Shag Thomas beat Jim Dalton
Pepe Gonzales beat Sam Steamboat

12/18/61 Fort Worth [no results available]
Duke Keomuka & Pat O'Connor vs Jack & Jim Dalton

12/19/61 Dallas
 Pat O'Connor beat Russian Angel
Jack Dalton & Danny Savich (sub for Jim Dalton) beat Eric Rommel & Shag Thomas
Ciclon Negro drew Iron Mike DiBiase
La Pantera beat Duke Keomuka DQ
Eduardo Castillo beat Pepe Gonzales

12/26/61 Dallas
Iron Mike DiBiase beat Jack Dalton, reversed decision, manager Al Galento in cage suspended above ring
Duke Keomuka drew Eric Rommel
Ciclon Negro beat Jim Dalton
La Pantera beat Russian Angel
Sam Steamboat beat Eduardo Castillo
Sid Jones beat Pepe Gonzales